First Year Anniversary - Don't Panic Design

Happy Anniversary to me, and Don't Panic Design!  

One year ago today, late on Halloween night, I opened my Etsy shop of printable invitations and personalized note cards, at the urging of my sister.  A year ago November 1st, (tomorrow) I made my first sale.  Even though I didn't make another sale until sometime in January, that first sale was like a fire, urging me on.  It has been an amazing year, full of failures and successes, lessons, and celebrations.  And that's what I like most about this job: helping others with their special celebrations!  

In honor of celebration, let's celebrate with a giveaway!

To celebrate the last year, and start off on a good foot this year, I am giving away three items that haven't hit my shop yet.  A set of 20 Just a Note note cards with envelopes, a small daily calendar, and a recycled envelope notebook with the winner's monogram on it.  In order to enter, all you have to do is leave a comment on this blog.  Tell me your favorite memory of the last year.  The contest will run from Wednesday October 31st to November Sunday November 4th. Spread the word, and let's all celebrate together our achievements and happy moments from the last 365 days. 

Thank you to my sister for getting me started here, thank you to etsy for such a wonderful platform, and thank you to all my friends, customers, and supporters.  It's because of you this year has been so awesome for me.  Really, I can't thank you enough!  See you all next (Etsy) year!


Top fold note cards with envelopes.  Never be left without a card, for any occasion.

Two versions - you choose.  This is a top bound weekly calendar notepad, personalized with your name on the front cover.  There is a Mon- Fri version and Sunday-Saturday version.  26 double sided pages, and a few pages for notes, numbers, emergency info, or whatever you might need.  A simple way to keep track of your days. 

Each one is different!  These will be a limited item.  2" circles cut from recycled paper and envelopes make for a fun and funky note pad; perfect to keep if your purse for notes, lists, or to give the kids to draw on when they need something to do.  Personalized with your monogram.


  1. Congratulations on your first year! Hmmmm, my favorite memory....An impromptu trip to Ireland this spring with my hubby! We've never done anything like that before, hopefully we'll be able to do it again someday.

  2. Congrats on your 1 year anniversary! :)

    I would have to say my favorite memory of the last year would be arriving in Hawaii - we recently moved. It was a breath taking view! :)

  3. Well done you!!! I am so proud! ( I am the above mentioned sister). I have had a wonderful year, the highlight has to be expanding my family by marrying my best friend! I am so lucky that our families get along so well!! Spending time with everyone is so great. Yep, that has to be it, but a close second was quitting my job!

  4. Happy anniversary, and many more successful ones to come!

    My best happiest memory of this past year has to be getting to see my son. I live in Montana, he lives in Pennsylvania. When my husband and I made an emergency trip in March to see his sick father in Ohio, I was able to take the car overnight to spend time with my precious boy for a day. I'm so glad I was able to see him then, as the next opportunity will be next summer sometime.

  5. Congrats on your first year! Love your shop - you have some great designs on there.

  6. Congrats, and I love that weekly calendar!

  7. I'm happy for you success. Thanks for sharing your good fortune with us. My favorite memory from from this pas year is taking grandchildren on walks.


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