Monday, November 9, 2009

All Booked Up

Just a quick little note, letting everyone know that I am now officially completely booked until the first of the New Year!

Thank you so much for all of your orders and support!  This hobby turned business has been a complete blessing and I owe all of it to you guys!

Now it's time for me to slow down a bit and bask in my favorite season of the year.  Hope you all have a happy & full Turkey Day, a very Merry Christmas and a most wonderful New Year.  Please count all of your blessings for being able to celebrate all of these amazing holidays, and to do so with family and friends.

See y'all next year!  :)

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Christmas Card Designs!

We're back, and had an amazing time with family on vacay.  Thankfully, I'm married to a computer geek and he repaired my computer.  I don't know what I would have done without him.  Only down side is that I lost a few current projects I was working on, but think I've caught up.
A few of those projects were the afore mentioned, from previous post, Christmas card designs.  I just finished the recreation of one and added four others.  I have several VERY different designs to appeal to different tastes.  Please remember, text can be changed.  If sending photos, please make sure images are of highest resolution and email them to ashley (at) greatdaygraphics (dot) com.  I haven't had any issues with that email--YAY!  :)

One card serves dual purpose--it's a Christmas card AND birth announcement so you have only one set of cards to address.  Two birds, one stone anyone?  :)  This one is originally formated for 8.5x5.5.
Cards can be printed one of two ways, as of today.  I can create image and email you a final JPG, of which you can upload to a source such as Walmart, Snapfish, CVS, etc.  Prints should be roughly 10-12¢ a piece, but envelopes will have to be purchased seperately.  Price for image is $15.  If you would prefer that I print, assuming I have space in rotation, price for image is still $15, but you will get images printed on matte photo paper along with envelopes.  Price per piece is 60¢ with minimum order of 20 pieces.  I'm currently in the process of trying to find photo quality, textured cardstock that would make phenominal Christmas cards, but I'll let you know how that goes.  I also have a beautiful pearlescent cream/ivory cardstock, that would look lovely with the angel card--that's why it's background looks cream.  Price for cards printed  on pearlescent stock will be 75¢ per piece, and envelopes would be antique white/ivory.
Just contact me if you have any questions!  I should have Christmas applique designs up later this week!

Visit my Etsy shop for easiest purchasing for design only, or contact me directly for purchasing printed pieces.  Thanks, and have a wonderful rest of your weekend!

Modern Ornament

Modern Lines




Two birds--In a tree?!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Technical Difficulties and Out-of-Town

So I'm going on vacay with family tomorrow bright and early, and I think my laptop computer's hard drive just crashed as I was finishing up some contract work. Great.

SO, if you email me at my new email addy, I'll reply upon our return at the end of the weekend. I was going to set up an automated replay, but obv can't do that now. Updating from Hubs' computer.

Wish me luck that my laptop isn't dead. At least I had a back up of all my info. Praise the Lord!

P.S. Only three weeks left in my schedule for orders that can be filled before Christmas/end of year!!! I will be posting a few Christmas applique designs and Christmas card designs at some point net week--probably end of next week, since I have to take my laptop to the Apple doctor on Monday. Not thrilled about that part, but hoping for the best.

Sunday, October 11, 2009


Hope you're enjoying this most wonderful, and SUNNY, Sunday afternoon. Just wanted to let you all know that I'm switching my email, and I'm so excited! I feel that an email that has the business name after the @ looks so much more professional, you know?! What also makes this exciting is that my new email is associated with the new site I'm hoping to have up and running after the first of the coming new year!!! YAY! More on that later, but for now, the new email is:

ashley (at) greatdaygraphics (dot) com

Please let me know if you have any issues sending me an email. I initially had problems receiving Yahoo! emails, but I think that kink has worked itself out. If you don't receive an email from me within 48 hours, I probably didn't receive it. If not, you can always use greatdaygraphics (at) yahoo (dot) com as a back up.

When you add to your address book, please take out the (at), (dot) and spaces. This is done as a precautionary measure against spammers. Also, it is a good idea to add me to your email contacts. I've had experiences where I replied to an email, and the recipient didn't receive it because it defaulted to a spam folder. Don't let that happen to you! Plus, if you need to make orders in the future, you'll have my info in easy reach! :)

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

So, here's the deal, pickle...on CHRISTMAS!

First of all, I know I played hooky last week. I apologize! I'm so busy (thankfully), that I'm just trying to keep up! :) Wanted to share a few pics of things I've made, AND, most importantly, give a low down on what schedule we're looking at for the next few weeks leading to Turkey Day and CHRISTMAS!

So, here's the deal, pickle. I'm currently booked for the next week, then I'll be out on vacation until October 19th. That leaves FIVE weeks until the end of when I can COMPLETE orders. Last orders will be TAKEN ON NOVEMBER 13th, with last ship date hopefully being the 20th of November. I will not be able to do any last minutes Christmas gifts, as my baby boy's birthday is the first week of December and I MUST enjoy that time with him, as well as the entire Christmas season, which is my absolute favorite time of year.

Having set our deadlines, I can complete about 6 pieces a week--that's a total of 30 pieces (if no one in our family gets sick!). It will be first come, first serve! Reserve your spot NOW by placing your orders by emailing me at, and I'll guide you on how to complete payment. Places are not kept until payment is complete. I'll keep you up-to-date on where I stand with commitments--I think I'll add a calendar of sorts, on the right sidebar for quick glance reference. Please let me know if you have any questions.

Thanks! And Happy Tuesday!

Big Sis shirt for a to-be big sis to wear when her brother is born!

Birthday outfit for one of my favorite little girls!

Matching birthday hat

Georgia Tech Pillowcase Dress

Cute Onesie to Match below Burp Cloth

Another birthday onesie and matching birthday hat

Cupcake Toppers

Happy Birthday Banner that MATCHES Cupcake Toppers!!!

Auburn Boys Pants Set

Thursday, September 24, 2009


So, due to inspiration from BFF Cacey, I've decided to add Gift Certificates! YAY! I'm so excited, and obviously, new to this new function of PayPal. I do know you have to have a PayPal account to use, and thankfully, PayPal basic accounts are FREE, as are Etsy accounts to purchase from there! Because one has to have a PayPal account to use a gift certificate, and the only form of payment I accept on, I've decided to currently offer the gift certificates only for my Etsy site. Plus, on Etsy you can add multiple items to your cart before you check out, insert your sizes and color options in message to Seller, and it automatically calculates shipping and grand totals!

If you decide to use this fabulous new feature, please let me know if you or the recipient has an issues. You have an option to print your gift card, so you can still give a physical piece of something for your special person to open. It even has my little logo in the corner (though, I'm not please with how it stretches--can't figure out how to fix that one. Menial, regardless.) Of course directions on how to redeem the gift certificate are also listed on the print out!

Just scroll down, and look on the right sidebar for the new Gift Certificates button under the Buy Now button! :)

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Die-Cut Kiddie Calling Cards

Need a card to drop into a gift your child's giving? Or do you need a kiddie/mommy calling card for those playdates? Make sure everyone remembers you and your wee ones with a unique, die-cut Kiddie Card.

Currently, I have the bunny and football die cut. The football doesn't have to have the houndstooth, and either card can be printed and cut from any lighter color cardstock. They can include your kid(s)' name solely, or both kids name and yours. Add phone number and/or email for an easy way to keep in contact with other mommies!

$12 for 24

I have TONS of other thing I want to post, but that will have to wait until next week--once I'm semi-caught up on current orders! Hope you've had a terrific Tuesday, y'all!

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Itty Bitty Rammer Jammer

With the influx of orders for my Collegiate Inspired Pillowcase Dresses, some people needed cute clothes for the wee little ones--under 12 months.

I think the absolute smallest I can make the pillowcase dress is 6 months size. Having said that, I made the pictured Bama dress for my best friend's 3 month old daughter. It should be a little long now, and perfect for at least one more season. PLEASE remember to supervise infants while wearing the pillowcase dresses, especially the long ties.

I have a dear friend who is a life-time fan and graduate of the Crimson Tide, and met his beautiful wife there. They just had an adorable baby girl a few days ago, so I wanted to make her some things to add to, what I can only assume is, a massive collection of Tide Pride clothes! Matching her gown, I made the elephant red work design to encompass her initials for the bib and burp cloth. To my horror, as I was completing the burp cloth, my iron let it's presence be known--by leaving a nasty brown mark over the embroidered piece! Grrr! At least I have more burps, but that makes me so sad to be oh-so-close to finished only to ruin the whole piece! BOO!


Molly's Momma wanted her to have bloomers, but I'll be making her some matching leggings in the near future.

The font of Molly's name matches the Roll Tide applique.

This wrap gown ONLY comes in size 0-3 Months. Can do gown with plain onesie up to size 6-9 Months, but won't have trim. Plain onesie's will have iron on applique that is on Pillowcase Dresses.

Other gowns will have one tie at bottom that matches the Pillowcase Dress top ties.

Elephant Bib and Burp Set with Initials

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Mish Mash--Cuteness in a Flash

Just wanted to post a few more things that I've completed for a few customers. I'm hoping to create a new collegiate-inspired item this week for newborns/infants, so they don't get left out. (Pillowcase dress sizes are for 12m-4T, and boy's Pants Set are also 12m-4T. Larger Pillowcase dresses can be made special order--please contact for quote.)

I call these two dresses a "sister set." They're the same fabrics just opposite placement.

I didn't get a close-up of the hairbow that matches perfectly, but at least you can see how great they go together!

If the shape of this shirt looks funny to you--it should! It's a doggy shirt!

Iron-on transfers so your presh pooch can cheer on their favorite teams and not picks sides between mommy and daddy!

First Tennessee Vols outfit created. This is cute--this household is a "house divided" with mommy a Rebel fan and daddy a Vols fan. Little sister got a Hotty Toddy Pillowcase dress and big sister got a Rocky Top Pillowcase dress.

So, I've come to the realization that I'm going to have to create an actual website, with categories, buttons to click, shopping cart--the whole nine yards. I'll be working on that in the next few months in my "spare time." Haha! Maybe we'll have a release date at the first of the year?!

Monday, September 7, 2009

FUNKY, FUN Trick-or-Treat Bags

I'm back! But still as busy as ever, for which I'm oh-so-thankful!

Just a quick post to show one of my newest items: FUNKY, FUN Trick-or-Treat Bags! They are appliqued with a pumpkin and will have your little one's name embroidered next to it. All seams are french seams for added durability and no raw edges. Handle attached by reinforced grommets. Not lined.

With embroidered name: $22

Check back later this week for a few more photos of some other new items!

ALSO--become a Fan of Great Day Graphics & Design on Facebook! Leave a comment after midnight tonight until 11:59pm tomorrow night to be entered into the "You Choose From Two, 24 Hour Giveaway!" One comment per person please!


Monday, August 31, 2009

Dresses and Outfits and Toppers OH MY!

I've been trying to play catch-up from the recent out-of-town visit, while baby boy is with one set of grandparents for the week. After I finish my current sales, I need to finish sewing slipcovers for my own house before my parents come to town this weekend to celebrate Labor Day.

SO, due to the aforementioned, I am going to have to place a hold on incoming orders until Tuesday, the 8th (the day after Labor Day) so I can enjoy my family and friends--and WATCH SOME FOOTBALL!!! :) But that's only one week you have to wait to place your orders, so don't despair! In the meantime, check out these items--some are similar to previously made items and some are BRAND NEW!

Auburn Inspired Pillowcase Dress

Mississippi State-Inspired Boy's Outfit

This customer and I couldn't think of anything else--does State have a "Hotty Toddy" or a "Roll Tide?"

Elastic waisted pants

Applique & Monogrammed Boy's Tee

One of my best customers can sew and smock AMAZINGLY--she's making her daughter a fun pair of pants with this crimson and elephant fabric. I used the elephant as my inspiration for the applique, and now her shirt will match her pants perfectly!

One of my Etsy orders--First Cheer Shirt sold! YAY!

I LOVE this fabric!

Matching Burp, Bib & Onesie Set

NEW! NEW! NEW! Favor Bag Toppers--and I package them as they will be used. Attach to cellophane bags with staples. How fun are they? These match a friend's daughter birthday plates. Will not be sold as is--licensed image of Build-A-Bear--just wanted to give you the jest of what I'll be offering soon.

NEW! NEW! NEW! Cupcake Toppers to match your Favor Bags (and your Invites)!!!
Set of 12 on lollipop sticks (can have 6 each of two images or 12 of one image)

They're so fun to look at in their packaging. :)

These are just some up-close pics of the Cupcake Toppers--aren't they presh?!

They're dimensional! Lollipop stick sandwiched between top image and bottom colored cardstock.

Oh and I'm hoping to start making some things for H-A-DOUBLE L-O-DOUBLE U-DOUBLE E-N!!! So be on the lookout for that too! Whew! :)