About Me

Hi, my name is Donna and welcome to Donna's Designs!

I started stamping in Autumn of 2008.  All my cards are handmade.  For me creating cards is about more than just rubber stamps and ink - it's about sharing a part of yourself and your creativity with others.  While I generally have some idea of what I want to do, the end product always surprises me! I am enjoying every moment of my creative journey.

As Donna's Designs branches out you will see my cards on various galleries.  I'm also known as "Ocicat" on Splitcoaststampers.  I hope you will be inspired to create something wonderful!

Those who know me know my love for Ocicats.  Most people are in awe of the magnificent Ocicat.  First contact with one of these spotted creatures will create a visual impact you will never forget.  They shine with the exotic beauty of spotted cats from the wild!  I am very fortunate to have a Chocolate-Silver named Cheops.  He is my friend, my soulmate, my loyal companion.

I would also like to share with you my passion for gardening.  As you stroll through my gardens you will see a lot of native plants, which attract butterflies and hummingbirds.  You will contemplate the ambiance from one of the many stone benches.  Clematis and honeysuckle bushes overlook the all season perennials.

I hope you enjoy your tour and take in all the architectural elements I have incorporated into my gardens; whether it be the gazebo, arbor, tuteurs, trellises or the fountain, I'm sure you will find something you like.

Fall is my favorite time of year!  There is nothing more spectacular than seeing my Virginia sweetspire, fothergilla, burning bush, sumac and maples turn brilliant colors.  My asters, chrysanthemums, goldenrod, and helenium all come alive.

My husband and I have been married for 23 years.

As I journey through life, I also want to share with you my experience with essential oils, aromatherapy and homemade DIY recipes.  If you've ever crushed a spearmint leaf in your hand or enjoyed the scent of your hands after peeling an orange, you have already experienced the power of essential oils.  They are highly concentrated, aromatic essences derived from bark, leaves, stems, roots, flowers and fruit.  Simply put - distilled plants in a bottle. They are the plant's natural defense and protective mechanisms and are extracted through careful steam distillation and cold pressing.

Donna is a Scorpion ...
  • Ruled by Pluto
  • Element ~ Water
  • Season ~ Autumn
  • Moon Phase ~ Third Quarter ... Full Moon
  • Musical Instruments ~ Cymbals & Bells
Scorpio is the most misunderstood of all astrology signs. They like to be aware of a situation and always know what's going on. They are interested in the occult, the paranormal, conspiracy theories and other types of similar unknown mysteries.

Scorpios are extremely loyal. Any kind selfless gesture done to a Scorpio will gain trust and respect which is important to them in a relationship. The best advice is to be honest with a Scorpio and in return, you will gain an amazing friend you will never forget and who will be loyal to you and never make false promises. On the flip side, if you cross a Scorpio - watch out!

Scorpios are very emotional, their emotions are intensified, both good emotions and bad. Scorpios are well known for their powerful drive to succeed and their amazing dedication. Scorpios are constantly trying to understand their emotions through finding a deeper purpose in life.

Scorpio loves deeply and intensely, there is always more then meets the eye. Underneath the cool exterior, energies and emotions are constantly flowing. She is full of intrigue that the strong A-type personality male will adore, for she presents the right amount of challenge with the right amount of rewards. She is possessive, but the Scorpio woman is so full of mystery, sensuality and passion that most men do not mind being possessed by her!

"To be a star, you must shine your own light, follow your own path, and don't worry about the darkness, for that is when the stars shine brightest."
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