Anyhoo...I just felt a real need to get something posted....and am bizzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzy working on lots more for my OPEN HOUSE this saturday....Hey, if you're in the neighborhood, stop by and PLAY a while!....Thanks for visiting my blog!
Monday, December 31, 2007
Anyhoo...I just felt a real need to get something posted....and am bizzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzy working on lots more for my OPEN HOUSE this saturday....Hey, if you're in the neighborhood, stop by and PLAY a while!....Thanks for visiting my blog!
Tuesday, December 25, 2007
Anyhoo....as you can see, I need MORE PUNCHES!!...lol!...and my list from the brand new SU 2008 Spring catty is growing!!....
In my QUEST to be better organized for 2008...this is a GREAT New Beginning!....and, my friends....ya know what ???......You will absolutely LOVE the fact that I just happen to "mention"(winkwink) to him a few weeks ago that I "needed some way to store & display" my punches.....& he listened......He is soooooooooo great!....Hmmmmm...what OTHER organizational things do I need??????
So, here is my kick-off to 2008......Ive got a great head start!!
Friday, December 21, 2007
Anyhoo....I HAVE to say, that I would not have EVER been able to do this ( easily) WITHOUT the MOST AWESOME VIDEO TUTE by KWERNER ( Kristina is THE BOMB!...oh my!!) using the Stamp-a-ma-jig....I used a couple of different wordage stamps and combined them to CREATE this specific sentiment...I ordered it SPECIFICALLY beeeeeeeeeecause of HER tute!!!....and I dont know WHATIN THE WORLD, I ever did before having it!...YOU gotta try it!....email ME for SPECIAL FROM ME if you'd like to order it!!!!!..STAMPIN'UP!.....it is awesome!!!
I am also so loving my new Scor-PAL.....oh what fun it is to score..........!!!!!Check out the web-site here!!
Ok...soooooooo, I am sooooooooo far beeeeeeeeeehind ( I have put the beeeeeeeeeeeeeee into beeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeehind this Christmas!!!)...soooooooo, I am back to creating!!....OH...and HAVE YOU SEEN the NEW 2008 CATTY from SU????......OH MY GOODNESS!!!!...my list is growing!!!....I am so excited!!
Saturday, December 15, 2007
Check this out.....
Like I have time on my hands!!!......but, its probably the ONLY way you'll ever see me dancing!!
OK...back to working on my LAST MINUTE stuff.....BTW....I did cheat a little on the last of my cards.....for those dozens to be handed out at LOWES ( hubby's job)....I re-worked all the retired cards from my SU board & stash( which does include old swaps, etc)....hey...they are still HANDMADE!!.....and have my "touch" on them!
Crafty, huh?....now Let's DANCE!
WHat in the WORLD am I doing???....surfing my blog buddies...when I have sooo much still to do??.....Oh well......Just had to check some of my faves out, and get my FIX for the day!....like ALEX, California Stampin......She has some YUMMY wrapped Blog CANDY....all you have to do is leave her a recipe!......so ...here is mine( hey....I can multi-task.....a comment & a blog entry in ONE!!)
Sweeto Frito Bars:
1 10.5 oz bag Fritos originals
1 cup white sugar
1 cup Karo syrup
1 cup creamy peanut butter
7 Hershey Bars
Grease or spray a 9 x 13 pan...place corn chips in bottom of pan.
In saucepan...bring the sugar and Karo to a boil over medium heat...just so the sugar is dissolved.
Remove from heat & stir in the cup of peanut butter until smooth.
Pour over the chips.
Place SIX of the chocolate bars on the top & let melt.....EAT the other one while awaiting the real treat!!!...lol!
Cool....Break up or cut into pieces & ENJOY!!
ANyhoo......I am STILL crunching...crunching...crunching......( Fritos too!)....hope you have a WONDERFUL WEEKEND..............creative blessings, Debbie
Friday, December 14, 2007
Here's MY version of an altered tile.....using it for a dry erase board.....I have seen others while BLURFFING ( what a fun name for stalking!)...and wanted to try it out. So, I had to play MRS. WIZARD ( for those of you who remember Mr. Wizard...the science dude on TV years ago!...This is what I found out through MANY trials on my PROTOTYPE Tile ( this tile will never be seen!)......
- If you happen to be handy, or live with a MR. LOWES...you need to sand off the "nipples" around the edges of the tiles....I suppose these have a purpose when using as intended!
- CLEAN tile ( glazed kind so, dry erase marker will work) with rubbing alcohol to clean off dirt, oils, etc.
- Stamp design ( I used the FREE Hostess set that SU sent to all demos....FUN!!)with STAYZON...set with heat gun ( I am soooooo impatient to wait for it to dry!)..This will help it NOT come off when you add color!
- Color in with SHARPIE PERMANENT MARKERS.....NOTE:...do not drag your hand thru the "wet" marker while coloring!( duh...did this one time!).....If this does occur, or you are NOT happy with the look...you can use NAIL POLISH REMOVER and wipe it all away, and start over with step #2.
- OK...NOW THIS IS IMPORTANT!!!....Thru my trials, I discovered the TRICK is to BAKE these babies!( the Crystal Effects druzzled oer it DID NOT WORK!...left it, well, YUCKY!)So, you need to BAKE at 350 degrees ( place it in a cold oven) for about 2 hours...then turn off the oven & let it cool in oven ( you can do up about 6 of these at once)
- Remove when cool..The heat does change the colors some what.....DO NOT USE A sealer, or these will not accept the dry erase marker!!!
- CLEAN WITH A DRY SOFT CLOTH( or paper towel)....no water needed!!!
Soooooooo...this was my "gift" for my UP-UP Lines Dirty Santa exchange last night....and it seemed to go over well.....since it got "taken" 3 times!!
Gonna make more....if there were only 48 hours in a day!!!!!..........back to work( aka: PLAY!)
Have a FABULOUS FRIDAY..&....A WONDERFUL WEEKEND!!!
It's supposed to SNOW here!!!...whooowhooo( gotta buy milk & bread!LOL!)
Thursday, December 13, 2007
AND she has a CONTEST going on too!!!.....yummy candy!!!
I am still doing my CRUNCH for cards & last minute gifts.....beeeee sure to check back to see what I have created...HANDMADE all the way!! ( ok...except for the Little Einstein stuff for my Grandguys!!)
Have a THOROUGHLY THRILLING THURSDAY!!!!!!
Tuesday, December 11, 2007
MS.DIVA Samantha Parisi
Check out the 5-petal punch I used too...with a Spring Flower Bouquet flower center...spinning...spinning....my head is spinning!!!...Thanks, Samantha!!....Beeeeeeeee sure to check out her great TUTE on her blog!....I am on a QUEST today to use all of these on my cards BEEEEEEEEE-4 I punch any more!!!....hmmmmmmmmmmm...what do you want to bet.......??
Monday, December 10, 2007
Purley Pomegranate, Blue Bayou and River Rock In-colors in C/S & ink....Blue Bayou double stitched ribbon ( confession: I did run out of this 1/2 way thru & had to substitute retired ribbons......USE WHAT YOU HAVE!!!!!!!)...Stamp set Star Studded Season....silver brads...Cut, stamp 'n stick....YUMMY!
So.....check out my Tower of Scraps!.......this is only one of literally DOZENS of these...Hubby brought home for me from Clearance at LOWES ( where he works)...he figured I could use for "something"...he knows me so well....As you can see, I always keep my punches close by, to save my scraps in the form of flowers, tags, scallops, photo corners...etc.....ya just NEVER know when you might need the PERFECT piece....and since all my SU c/s & dp co-ordinates, all I have to do is reach in the container and pull out a doo-dad punch to accessorize whatever project I am working on....ta da!!!
So...thats it for today....more crunching to do....the list keeps getting longer!.....Thank you so much to all of you who have requested my TUTE on the BRAG BOOKS....It will be forth coming this week....please check back!!!
Have a MARVELOUS MONDAY!!!.......Blessings, Debbie
Friday, December 7, 2007
Anyhoo.....here's the rules:
- Link the person that tagged you, and post the rules on your blog.
- Share 7 facts or weird things about yourself
- Tag 7 random people and list them ( including links to their blogs)
- Leave a comment on the blogs of the people that you tag letting them know they have been tagged!
- I LOVE CHOCOLATE!....anything chocolate.....any color chocolate...any form of chocolate!
- I shop Goodwill...its my most favorite store for CLOTHES & junk...I am really into one-of-a-kind stuff!
- My dog, Lazer...eats cat food.....he LOVES it...of course, he also loves ROAD KILL too!
- Even tho I have a beeeeeeeautiful, huge studio,with lots of work-space I seem to be able to have SOMETHING GOING on every surface....and create on a 12" x 12" area (8"x8"..LOL!)...Have to have everything in sight...stamps, paper, ribbon, etc...etc!Anybody else?
- I am sooooooo tech-NO-challenged...THIS IS A FACT!....so, the chance that you are reading this IS A MIRACLE!!!
- I Love to re-create found objects....& make stuff outta junk!( which is another reason for fact #2!!!)
- I am blessed to be married to my soul mate...who totally supports my creativity in every way.!
- Laura......of course...without her, I would not be blogging!!!
- Alicia...I just found her blogspot!....AWESOME ideas!!
- Flossie...I know everybody KNOWS her already, it is obvious from her HIT parade..but, she does so inspire me!
- Sandy...tons of inspiration......check out her video for today!!!....its a hoot!
- Samantha...I have been getting her updates for several weeks now....subscribe now!!..she is wonderful!
- Kristina...yeah.....I know...you visit her too....but, isnt she AWESOME???...and her video's are ROCK-A-LICIOUS!!!
- Shannon....who is always faithful reading my blog....and leaving a comment...Thanks so much!!
OK...TRULY....this entry today took me LONGER than if I had posted "normal".....duh!....remember my #5????
Have a FABULOUS FRIDAY!!!!...and a WONDERFUL WEEKEND!....I will be making my Christmas cards....listening to Christmas music.....and...............yeah....eating CHOCOLATE!
Thursday, December 6, 2007
The following information came to me in this morning's email......and I felt it noteworthy to PASS IT ON>>>
You may already know most of these tips but a reminder never hurts. Be cautious and be safe everyone!
Everyone should take 5 minutes to read this. It may save your life or love one's life.
Because of recent abductions
in daylight hours, refresh yourself
of these things to do
in an emergency situation...
This is for you
and for you to share
with your wife,
everyone you know.
After reading these 9 crucial tips ,
forward them to someone you care about.
It never hurts to be careful
in this crazy world we live in.
1 Tip from Tae Kwon Do :
is the strongest point
on your body.
If you are close enough to use it,
2. Learned this from a tourist guide
in New Orleans
If a robber asks
for your wallet and/or purse,
DO NOT HAND IT TO HIM
Toss it away from you....
that he is more interested
in your wallet and/or purse
and he will go
for the wallet/purse.
RUN LIKE MAD IN THE OTHER DIRECTION!
3. If you are ever thrown
into the trunk of a car,
kick out the back tail lights
and stick your arm out the hole
and start waving like crazy.
The driver won't see you,
but everybody else will.
This has saved lives.
4. Women have a tendency
to get into their cars after shopping,
eating, working, etc.,
and just sit (doing their checkbook,
or making a list, etc.
DON'T DO THIS!)
will be watching you,
and this is the perfect opportunity
for him to get in
on the passenger side,
put a gun to your head,
and tell you where to go.
AS SOON AS YOU GET INTO YOUR CAR ,
LOCK THE DOORS AND LEAVE.
a. If someone
is in the car
with a gun
to your head
Instead gun the engine
and speed into anything,
wrecking the car.
Your Air Bag will save you.
If the person is
in the back seat
they will get the worst of it .
As soon as the car crashes
bail out and run.
It is better than having them
find your body
in a remote location.
5 A few notes about getting
into your car in a parking lot,
or parking garage:
A.) Be aware:
look around you,
look into your car,
at the passenger side floor ,
and in the back seat
B..) If you are parked next to a big van,
enter your car from the passenger door .
Most serial killers attack their victims
by pulling them into their vans
while the women are attempting
to get into their cars.
C..) Look at the car
parked on the driver's side
of your vehicle,
and the passenger side.
If a male is sitting alone
in the seat nearest your car,
you may want to walk back
into the mall, or work,
and get a guard/policeman
to walk you back out.
IT IS ALWAYS BETTER TO BE SAFE THAN SORRY. (And better paranoid than dead.)
take the elevator
instead of the stairs.
(Stairwells are horrible places
to be alone
and the perfect crime spot.
This is especially true at NIGHT!)
7. If the predator has a gun
and you are not under his control,
The predator will only hit you
(a running target)
4 in 100 times;
And even then,
it most likely
be a vital organ.
in a zig -zag pattern!
8. As women,
we are always trying
to be sympathetic:
It may get you raped,
the serial killer,
was a good-looking,
well educated man,
who ALWAYS played
on the sympathies
of unsuspecting women.
He walked with a cane,
or a limp,
and often asked
into his vehicle
or with his vehicle,
which is when he abducted
his next victim.
************* Here it is *******
9. Another Safety Point:
Someone just told me
that her friend heard
a crying baby on her porch
the night before last,
and she called the police
because it was late
and she thought it was weird.
The police told her
"Whatever you do,
open the door."
then said that
it sounded like the baby
had crawled near a window,
and she was worried
that it would crawl
to the street
and get run over.
The policeman said,
"We already have a unit on the way,
whatever you do,
DO NOT open the door."
He told her that they think
a serial killer
has a baby's cry recorded
and uses it to coax
women out of their homes
thinking that someone
dropped off a baby
He said they have not verified it,
but have had several calls
by women saying that
they hear baby's cries
outside their doors
when they're home alone
Please pass this on and
open the door
for a crying baby ----
e-mail should probably
be taken seriously because
the Crying Baby theory
was mentioned on
America 's Most Wanted
this past Saturday
when they profiled
the serial killer in Louisiana
I'd like you
to forward this
to all the women you know.
It may save a life.
A candle is not dimmed
by lighting another candle.
I was going to send this to the ladies only,
if you love your mothers,
you may want to
pass it onto them, as well.
to any woman you know
that may need
to be reminded
that the world we live in
has a lot of crazies in it
and it's better to be safe
Everyone should take 5 minutes to read this. It may save your life or a loved one's life.
Ok....that's my post for today....not too creative....but, hopefully might be an eye-opener...pass it on.....see you soon in blog-land!
Tuesday, December 4, 2007
Here are some FUN & FAST mini Scrapbook BRAG BOOKS, I designed, using ( re-inventing) those cheapy, bland ones you get from Walmart, etc, with the "sleeves" for pics. I have never done a "tute" before...but, if I get enough response from this post, I will try my hand at it....please post a comment if you are interested.
These make GREAT gifts...I have taken TONS of orders for the Christmas season...They can be customized...( One order is going to a soldier DAD, stationed in IRAQ...with pics of his family, so he can carry them in his pocket).
Portable and compact.
Thanks for looking!
Have a TREMENDOUSLY TERRIFIC TUESDAY!
PS.....I still havent heard from my BLOG CANDY WINNER..
STEPHANIE in SC.....PLEASE CONTACT ME , with your snail mail address, so I can get your box 'o goodies to you!!!
Friday, November 30, 2007
........drum roll..............( how do you SPELL that SOUND???).......anyhoo........The winner of my latest blog candy goes to STEPHANIE!!!...whoooowhooooo!!!....She is a brand new blogger...so, please go over to her blog and welcome her....and congratulate her!!!
And Steph.....you need to email me and let me know your snail mail address so I can sent out your loot!!!!...
THANKS sooooooooo much to all of you, who have visited and left comments.....It seems SCS is the MOST popular......however, beeeeeeeeeeeeecause I am soo tech-NO-challenged, I just dont know about navigating the site ( I can barely manage "searching".....and my own posts on my blog!....lol!)
Sooooooooo...stay tuned ( PLEASE!!!) and see what I come up with.....ya never know WHAT you might see coming out of THE BEE HIVE STUDIO & StudioBeeCreations!!!
Have a FUN-TASTIC FRIDAY....and most awesome weekend......I am bizzzzzzzzzzzzzzy creating items to stock my NEW space at a local Antique & Craft shop ( WHAT IN THE WORLD was I thinking?????).....I think it'll be GREAT advertising tho, for my studio!!!
Tuesday, November 27, 2007
SO, thats it!....Will definitely KEEP saving them now......great for ANY holiday!!!
REMEMBER MY BLOG CANDY CONTEST!!!!....Please leave a comment......so you can be entered for the RANDOM draw.......CONFESSION: I have JUST about decided WHICH CHALLENGE I will be doing.....watch & see!!!!!
Sunday, November 25, 2007
True CONFESSIONS of a menopausal STAMPER...(TMI?...sorry!)....But, oh so true!...I designed this card WAY back in August for my Designer Christmas Card Buffet...which was a huge hit, I think because the cards were challenging more-so than your typical Stamp-a-stacks ( NOT that there is anything wrong with those....beeeeeeecause, they are very gratifying and make one feel accomplished!)
ANYHOO....when I saw this stamp set SIMPLE SNOWMAN from SU....I immediately saw a SNOWGLOBE....Ok, so bouncing back to the menopausal moment....I cannot, for the LIFE of me remember who EXACTLY recommended the basic shaker tute ( maybe Maria Bell??.)...But, this is what I came up with in the end. Using the CD envelopes available anywhere, I stamped the sno-guy onto the window sheet portion with STAYZON ink and colored in with SHARPIES. SNowflakes & the string of lights were stamped onto white cardstock which was placed INSIDE the envie...giving dimention to the card. MORE flakes stamped on outside edges...and 5 x 5 CD envie was layered onto a 6 x 6 folded card from SU Brocade Blue c/s...sentiment JUST FIT to be punched with round tab punch....another snowflake, punched with circle punch, glittered edge, silver brad, and POPPED....ribbon down one edge....OH...and before sealing up the envie, I added some cheapie glitter & snowflakes to make it a shaker SnowGlobe....The "icicles" across the top are made by taking CRYSTAL EFFECTS and droozling them across a piece of wax paper, and applying DD glitter....Let dry, and just peal it off, and attach to card with Crystal Effects. ( BTW...I DID try this with a BRAND X -CE.....and it did not work...just broke apart!!)
OK...I am a MUCH BETTER teacher IRL!!!....where I can use my hands to talk!....LOL!...I just have a hard time putting my "words" down on "paper"!!
Hope you like the card..I know its a tad blurry...still getting to know my camera.....sorry my "recipe" is not a standard one...( My cooking is basic 101 ALSO!)
PS......DONT FORGET about the BLOG CANDY!!!!!(scroll down!!)
Have a SUPERIOR SUNDAY!!!!!!!!!....Blessings, Debbie
Saturday, November 24, 2007
So...anyhoo....Sammy has been "tested".....over & over...still no certain diagnosis besides he is WAY far behind developmentally : mentally, emotionally, etc.etc.etc....and a challenge....But, at least, now..he is in the system, and on his way to being helped...praise God!
Check out those GORGEOUS blue eyes!!...My daughter takes the MOST awesome pictures using a DINOSAUR of a digital camera...I LOVE scrapping her pics!
This 12 x 12 double page layout was created at a SCRAPBOOK CLUB I am in with my UP-UPline in SU....I made these two pages "sans" pictures....came home with the empty pages and VOILA!...found the PERFECT pics of SAMMY!...Now, I know, this is not everyone's choice way of scrapping....but it IS getting my pictures done & in an album!....although I still love the "traditional" way of pulling out every bit of paper, stamp set and embelly in my studio and having a field day!! ( ummmm...can ANYONE relate??...LOL!)
I have enjoyed being in the club...and will be starting some of my own, here at THE BEE HIVE Studio in January.....One for SCRAPBOOKING....one for TECHNIQUES....and one for my PASSION..3-D gift-ables.
THANKS SO MUCH for visiting my blog today!....Beeeeeeeee sure to leave a comment for the CANDY I am offering!....Have a SUPER DUPER Saturday!! Blessings, Debbie
Friday, November 23, 2007
50 YARDS of assorted ribbons/fibers/trims from my STASH!!...OH MY!!
And WHAT, you might ask....do you need to do to WIN???????
Here's the scoop:......Since I have been blogging over the past few months...I have noticed that many of my blog-buds out there in cyber land participate in various CHALLENGES/Sketches. I have decided to take the plunge and JUMP in to a challenge!...So.....to be entered into the RANDOM drawing from the BEE BASKET for the BLOG CANDY, please leave a COMMENT on THIS ENTRY, telling me WHICH Challenge "group" you would suggest and WHY , in your opinion, you think I should participate.....I will choose a winner on FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 30th @ 6:00am.
Thanks so much!!!...SPREAD THE WORD!!!
Thursday, November 22, 2007
I will be posting some THANKFUL for YOU BLOG CANDY tomorrow...please beeeeeeeeeee sure to check back to visit...and see what you need to do to win....and spread the word! You will NOT be disappointed in the box 'o goodies, I promise!
Blessings & huggies....Debbie
Tuesday, November 20, 2007
Ok...so, now to pass along the award.....THIS is sooooooo difficult for me, since I have met so many awesome, inspirational bloggers since I've been posting....but...here's a few I have to mention:
Mercy..Lord Have Mercy...My Kindred SISTAH friend.....she is soooooooo talented...and her card recipes are YUMMY!!!!!
Jen....Pieces of Me.....My ALOHA SISTAH.....SHe has been OH SO VERY Supportive ( especially at a really dark time a couple of months ago)...and she is sooooo talented....GREAT TUTES!!!!...love them!!
and speaking of TUTES!!!....Angie...Chic 'n Scratch
.....oh my!!! WHAT an inspiration she is!!!!...You have to CHECK her out, if you havent already! Awesome ideas....for craft shows and workshops!!!...ohhhh...and she has a SHACK where she sells her handcrafted goodies!!!!.....YUM!!!!
Also, Sandy, A Colourful World...she is so supportive...and VERY creative....and GENEROUS with her time for the soldiers who are putting their lives on the line EVERYDAY for US!
and, of course...my Best Bud LAURA, The Stampin' Soldier.....who got me addicted to blogging...who, without her, I WOULD NOT be doing this!!!....so, either THANK HER, or say WHAT IN THE WORLD WERE YOU THINKING!!????....she is a soldier....she is my hero.
Thanks to EVERYONE (...here is where I would like to HIGHLIGHT everybody on my blogger-roll!....hmmmmmmm....would that work?)...who has visited....and especially RE-VISITED my blog........Oh...and beeeeeeeeeeeeeee sure to SPREAD THE WORD......there will be BLOG CANDY for BLACK FRIDAY!!!!!!!!....whoooooowhooooooo....check back and see!!
Blessings....and have a TERRIFIC TUESDAY!!!!
Saturday, November 17, 2007
Here are some altered gift card holders I have been working on.....My dear hubby works at Lowes , and being the WONDERFUL,MOST AWESOME guy that he is ( and sooooooo supportive of my Creative Process!)...he called home to ask if I "thought" I might be able to "make something" out of these gift card tins that Lowes was DISCOUNTING for the season ( see top of picture for before view).....I guess they came out with HOLIDAY ones!...ANYHOO...I obviously said YESYESYES!!!...and started creating these FUN gift card holders/ORNAMENTS for the holiday season & everyday gifts. I made one for my daughter's birthday last week....and put a GIFT CARD good for SU merchandise ( what could be better???) inside.
The whole recipe process on these is simple.....STAMP/COLOR/STICK...to your hearts content...a GREAT way to use both current and discontinued stamps ( LOVE THE LATTE one.....for STARBUCKS...YUMMY!!)
I am off to a local craft show!!!....Have a SUPER DUPER Saturday!!!
Sunday, November 11, 2007
Soooooooo, until I get my camera back...I will have to see if there are any pictures in my "archives" to Blog Show & Tell about. I am waiting to hear back from Meredith, to see if she has a blogspot/web-site that I can direct you to!
Have a STELLAR Sunday!!!
Wednesday, November 7, 2007
WHOOOOO WHOOOOOO!!!! Today, I am announcing the GRAND Re-OPENING of my EBAY STORE
I originally opened the store in August 2006....and was soooooo bizzzzzzzzzzzy creating one-of-a-kind COLLAGE cards from VINTAGE textiles...then joined Stampin'UP!...and found out I could NOT (at that time) post and sell my SU creations on Ebay....bummer! BUT wait!!!....Starting Novemebr 15th, I will be allowed to post and sell my art using Stampin'UP! products....I am soooooo excited!!!
Today's card POCKETFUL of POSIES is one I have in my Ebay store right now....I have RE-CYCLED a super sweet pocket from a little girl's pair of jeans...layered onto assorted patterned paper, and adorned with PRIMA flowers and glass beadlets ( LOVE this bling!!).Pocketful of Posies has been custom printed on vellum.
This 6 x 6 card can also double as a PAPER piecing addition to a SCRAPBOOK PAGE, using the "pocket" for a secret journalling spot!....Please beeeeeeeeeeeeeee sure to check out my EBAY store StudioBeeCreations
.....and come back often...You never know what you might find!....Custom orders WELCOME!!
Have a WONDERFUL WEDNESDAY!!!!
Tuesday, November 6, 2007
Here is a CUSTOM-ordered Holiday Party Invitation I created using an embroidery sent to me by my customer and sweet friend in Canada, CONNIE. Evidently, her group of friends celebrate with a huge party they call Kris Kringle, and every year have a contest to see whose invitation is THE BEST!...I think "WE" will be winning this year!!....I made a pocket from the stitchery ( which I think is a VINTAGE Aunt Martha pattern)...and sewed it onto an apron I made from 100% cotton Santa fabric. The coordinating card using SU HOLIDAY TAG TEAM will slip inside the pocket, and says "You're Invited"(from SU Hugs & Wishes)...I LOVE combining textiles and papercrafting into unique gifts...the possibilities are absolutely ENDLESS!!!
Thanks for visiting my blogspot today!!....Have a TERRIFIC TUESDAY!!!....blessings & huggies........Debbie
Monday, November 5, 2007
Have a MOST MAGNIFICENT Monday!!!!
Friday, November 2, 2007
by Sandy.....I was in absolute tears after reading her latest entry. It sooooo got me thinking of how AWESOME Life is...that God in His Infinite wisdom has a plan for each & every one of us...and we all have a purpose. ALthough I am NOT savvy with expressing in words, I do recognize others who are most eloquent...and Sandy has expressed MY feelings in her blog today....she is such an inspiration!
All that being said....I HAD to show the box that came to my door a few days ago....from a sweet lady, Pat , who I met at a Stamp/Craft show I did with some other STampin'UP! demos a couple of weeks ago. For some reason ( now I KNOW is a GOD thing!), Pat & I were drawn together...and she made the statement that she had been stamping 24/7 for the past 10 months, while taking care of her husband due to illness....She said she had soooooooo many cards, and didnt know what to do with them! I told her about my CARDS FOR SOLDIERS program that I am trying to get going in my rural area.....and low & behold...she sent me a BOX FULL of wonderful creations...WAY over 100 ...PLUS ENVELOPES!!.....Pat is truely a blessing!
I am located close to Ft. Campbell, Ky where my bestest friend, Laura, The Stampin' Soldier is stationed...and these cards will be sent to her fellow soldiers from the 101st Airborne Division, who are now serving our country in Iraq.
If anyone would like to contribute cards to the next BOX 'o Goodies, please send to me at:
1910 Mosley Ferry Rd
Chapmansboro, TN 37035
Please pass along this info....these brave souls put their lives on the line for us each and every day....this is the least we can do for them...
Thank you....Blessings, Debbie
Wednesday, October 31, 2007
Monday, October 29, 2007
Please forgive me for being beeeeeeeehind on my RAK posts...I have received some awesome packages lately....and will be posting those too, to catch up!
A couple of weeks ago, I met my KINDRED SPIRIT Sister, Mercy
She is a WONDERFUL inspiration....and truely a God send into my life....please check out her blog!
OK....so...thats it for today......hopefully I can get back on track now with my postings!
Have a MOST MARVELOUS MONDAY!!!
Friday, October 5, 2007
Without a cure, 1 in 8 women in the U.S. will continue to be diagnosed with breast cancer - a devastating disease with physical, emotional, psychological and financial pain that can last a lifetime.
Without a cure, an estimated 5 million Americans will be diagnosed with breast cancer - and more than 1 million could die - over the next 25 years.
Without a cure, an estimated 25 million women around the world will be diagnosed with breast cancer - and 10 million could die - over the next 25 years.
A grassroots organization called Pink for October is encouraging everyone with a website to go pink for the month of October -- to raise awareness and encourage breast cancer education.
We can and should help raise money for research.Over the past 25 years, the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation (now Susan G. Komen for the Cure) has contributed significantly to some major victories in the fight against breast cancer:
More early detection - nearly 75 percent of women over 40 years old now receive regular mammograms, the single most effective tool for detecting breast cancer early (in 1982, less than 30 percent received a clinical exam).
More hope - the five-year survival rate for breast cancer, when caught early before it spreads beyond the breast, is now 98 percent (compared to 74 percent in 1982).
More research - the federal government now devotes more than $900 million each year to breast cancer research, treatment and prevention (compared to $30 million in 1982).
More survivors - America's 2.3 million breast cancers survivors, the largest group of cancer survivors in the U.S., are a living testament to the power of society and science to save lives.But the fight against breast cancer isn't over until we've found a cure.
You can help today by donating to Susan G. Komen for the Cure!.....PASS IT ON...............
Wednesday, October 3, 2007
So, here is a picture of MY HERO, my bestest friend LAURA, aka The Stampin' Soldier.I am so lucky and blessed to have her in my life...and so proud of her signing up for ANOTHER tour of duty, serving our country. She is so very talented....I am encouraging her to create her own CARD KITS....so beeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee on the lookout!....coming soon! ( I hope!)
Friday, September 28, 2007
I know this has probably been around...and been seen.....and I dont know who this lady is...but must be from a Women's Conference..& definitely worth viewing....it is too, too funny!!!...Pass it on...tell everyone you know who has kids ( or who might be thinking about it!!).....
What a HOOT!
I am bizzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzy this weekend at a Homebased Business EXPO in Nashville.....SPreading the word about Stampin'UP! opportunities!...I'll be posting again soon!
Thursday, September 27, 2007
I've been bizzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzy getting stuff ready for my Holiday Open House on October 6th...in celebration of WORLD CARD MAKING DAY....I will have LOTS to post in the upcoming days & weeks.....I am on a roll now.....anything that doesnt move, gets altered!