Friday, September 28, 2007

Wm. Tell Overture...WHAT A HOOT!!

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 is too, too funny!!!...Pass it on...tell everyone you know who has kids ( or who might be thinking about it!!).....
***Educational VALUE!!***
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

Birthday Card from MY BESTEST FRIEND!

made this super sweet card for me, for my birthday, from one of Nichole Heady's stamp sets ( aka: non-SU!)....Laura can whip out the most stinkin' cute cards so fast!!....Check out her blog for awesome Sketch challenges!..........OH....and beeeeeeeeeeeeeee sure to sign up for her HOLIDAY CARD SWAP...what a GREAT way to get cards from ALL OVER the WORLD!
I've been bizzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzy getting stuff ready for my Holiday Open House on October 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!

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

MY WORLD....ALtered Globe

Welcome to MY WORLD.....this is an ALTERED GLOBE I made a few years ago..before I joined STampin'UP! ( or else there would be LOTS more stamping on it!!)....The globe.....rescued from GOODWILL , was a project I entered at a LSS to compete for an ALTERED ART DESIGNER for the store. Well...I won....but, since then the store has unfortunately gone out of business. ANd now the globe of MY family, my faith, and my love for all things creative, has a place of honor on my mantle in my BEE HIVE STUDIO. It just goes to show, you can alter ANYTHING!.....I have made STUFF OUT OF JUNK for most of my life....having a hard time throwing anything away...even the smallest pieces of paper and ribbon can be used in art!.Recycle....recycle....recycle...and having a blast!!

Thanks so much for visiting my blog.....Please sign my guest book.....and email me with any questions about my altered art and Stampin' UP! creations!

Monday, September 24, 2007

HAPPY BIRTHDAY RAKS to Me...Happy Birthday RAKS to ME!

WOW!!....Check out all these AWESOME RAKS I received for my birthday!!!.....thanks to Jen's Birthday RAK Club....SOOOOO much FUN!!! Check it out and sign up....share & meet with talented ladies from all across the WORLD!!!! I want to thank each and everyone who visited and commented on my blog during my BIRTHDAY BLOG CANDY week of posts!
Please beeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee sure to keep coming back.....You never know what kind of CANDY might be next from the BEE HIVE Honey Pot!!!

Saturday, September 22, 2007


Well.....the purse & accordian scrapbook went over quite well at Julie's 8th Birthday Party last night....a total of 9 hyper, squeeling ( its been a LONG time since I have been in the middle of something like this!) little girls...all stamping ,glue sticking, and giggling!...Thank goodness Julie's Mom & Grandma were there to help!!...Anyhoo....I got them all started...then left all supplies for them to finish up ( it was a sleep-over...and my "Daddy" said I had to come home!!!).....Hopefully they will share their pictures with me to post later this week!
So, for today....I am posting a CASED idea from an assortment of SU Regional swaps....

PUMPKIN POPS...using assorted stamps from two SU sets : Booglie Eyes & Batty for You....I have to admit, I had to borrow BOTH of these from one of my SU "side-lines"( that the correct term....not UPLINE...not Downline....but...sideways!)....LOL! group of DOLLS friends are going to be making these today....along with the Halloween card.(wheeled with the STAR wheel)...PLUS I am giving each of them one of these super sweet PUNKINS' to alter as a container.....I left mine just shabby I can use for Thanksgiving also.
As you can see...super duper easy....stamp, color, punch,stick....but a cute presentation!
Thanks so much for visiting my blog!!...Have a SUPER SATURDAY!!

Friday, September 21, 2007


BUZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ........Here's the Bee Basket....all ready to devour all the names of the participants for the BLOG CANDY! ( ...and yes, I do have writer's cramp right now!!).......My hubby was off work, I had him pick the winners out of the basket.
For the BLOG CANDY Box 'o Goodies #1 ( pictured last week)...the winner is..............................
Little Bits of Everything !!!!!!!!!!!!!! (as you can see, I definitely had writers cramp at this point!)
........and for the SECOND Box 'o Goodies......the winner is:
DENA!!!!!! Congratulations ladies!!!.....Please email me with your snail mail address, so I can get these treasure boxes out to you!
I would like to thank each and EVERY ONE of you who chose to visit my blog this past week....It really has given me a boost......Creatively & Personally!! blog & post something every day!!
Thank you all for spreading the word.....Please come back for a visit and see what The Bee Hive Studio is bizzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzy doing!!
Blessings, Debbie

Thursday, September 20, 2007


WOW!!....I cannot beeeeeeeeeeelieve I have been on such a roll...blogging every day now for a week!!! ....and TOMORROW is the day when I will choose , not ONE, but TWO names for the boxes 'o goodies BLOG CANDY!!!....I have to thank each and everyone of you for your sweet comments and really means so much!......Sooooooo, for ONE MORE TRY at winning.....beeeeee sure to comment today......I will pull TWO names from the Bee Basket and post the winners tomorrow!!!
I got tagged by ALEXANDRA with this cute info game:

1. YOUR ROCK STAR NAME: (first pet & current car) –Casper Ford
2.YOUR GANGSTA NAME: (fav ice cream flavor, favorite cookie) Chocolate Chocolate Chip ( is there anything else?)
3. YOUR “FLY Guy/Girl” NAME: (first initial of first name, first three letters of your last name) DHAR
4. YOUR DETECTIVE NAME: (favorite color, favorite animal) – Caribbean Blue Cat
5. YOUR SOAP OPERA NAME: (middle name, city where you were born)- Page Winter Park
6. YOUR STAR WARS NAME: (the first 3 letters of your last name, first 2 letters of your first) - HARDE
7. SUPERHERO NAME: (2nd favorite color, favorite drink put “The”) The Chocolate Coffee
8. NASCAR NAME: (the first names of your grandfathers)- David (+ ?.... I honestly DON’T KNOW…THIS is why we should ALL scrapbook our memories, so this information does not get lost forever!)
9. STRIPPER NAME: ( the name of your favorite perfume/cologne, favorite candy) Happy Chocolate ( what could be better??)
10.WITNESS PROTECTION NAME: (mother’s & father’s middle names ) Meriel Benjamin


Soooooooooo......I am now tagging:

Laura (who else, but my BESTEST Friend!)

and some of my new blogging friends:





See ya'll tomorrow for the drawings!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

TAG!!!...You're IT!!!

Ok...this is along the same line as YESTERDAY'S post with Julie's Birthday Party Purse...but is a GREAT idea for a class or gift!...I took the small SU stamp/supply box and with the Crop-a-dile punched the holes at the top so I could thread the 5/8" RED Grosgrain ribbon around (attaching corner edges with mini glue dots) for the "handle". The front panel is cut and layered to just "fit" inside the lid, with the new 3/16"corner rounder....I rolled the ALL ABOUT CHRISTMAS wheel, and made the pointsettia from the 5-petal punch.
For the class, we will be decorationg an ASSORTMENT of holiday tags to fit inside...using numerous techniques. As a demonstrator, your possibilities are endless!...the little box/purse doubles as a gift box!!...I have ordered in a few new tag sets before I do the class at my studio.
I am doing this class at the Stamp & Scrap Art Tour in Chattanooga, TN next month..Please email me for show info!!
Thanks for visiting my blog today!!!

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

JULIE'S Birthday Purse

It's a TERRIFIC TUESDAY...and I am STILL keeping up with my birthday resolution!!...Whoooowhooo!I was "commissioned" to do a PARTY for one of my customer's soon to be 8-years old little girl...Julie..... a sleep over ( for them, not me!) , here is what I came up with.
The "purse" is made from a LARGE SU Stamp/Supply box. I used the Crop-a-dile to punch holes in the top ( like butter!) to thread the 5/8" grosgrain ribbon around & through for the handle.
The front panel is decorated using an assortment of SU product in yummy girlie colors.
I also decorated the inside front panel.

Then, I made a sweet accordian book using coordinating papers to go with the
Petals & Paisley ds paper....and tied it all together with matching 1/4" retired grosgrain (weird how SU retired the regal rose in the smaller size & added same color in 5/8"...isnt it?)

The girls will be able to "spend the night" decorating & doo-dadding " their purses!.with an assortment of c/s, ds paper, stamps & punches....Julie's Mom is taking pictures & printing them so they can capture the moments & memories!!
The party is friday....I cant wait to see what THEY come up with!!!!

*****Remember to leave a comment for another ticket in the BEE BASKET for MY BIRTHDAY BLOG CANDY!!!!!*************

Monday, September 17, 2007


Ok....well.....HOPEFULLY, I've got it!..( dont like that doorknob in the pic!argh!).
A BIG Thank You to all the birthday wishes I have received!....I appreciate your comments (REMEMBER to keep checking back and LEAVE A COMMENT for those BOXES 'O CANDY!!!)...they are bustin' at the seams!!!
SO, here is my post for today......This VINTAGE sweet feather tree is LOADED with the teeny glass balls you get at H/L....each is filled with ONE YARD of current Stampin'UP! 1/4" grosgrain ribbon.
These were one of my altered SWAPS for Regionals...the idea: For SU Demonstrators is to have as a DOORPRIZE( one each...NOT ON SALE, comes to approx. 56 cents each!)...or a few for HOSTESS GIFTS.....Looks like candy....great presentation of product....I am using this at my HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE in CELEBRATION of WORLD CARD MAKING DAY at my BEE HIVE STUDIO on October 6th.

Sunday, September 16, 2007

ON A ROLL...Day Four!!

Ok, ya'll.....Here I FOUR of I resolved to do!...BUT, I am having SUCH an ARGH!!! time with my lack of computer savvy! I took a picture with my new BIRTHDAY CAMERA...Samsung S630...6.0 mega-pixel digital ( WHATEVER that means!)....Downloaded the CD Software to save the pictures...and cannot find them on the computer!...This is soooooo frustrating....Hubby is a work...Laura is not here.....I am ALL ALONE!
SOOOOOO....just gonna wait for the cavalry to show up.....and in the meantime, here is one of the cards I made for my DESIGNER CHRISTMAS CARD Buffet a couple of weeks ago (taken with the old camera....oh...and I still cannot figure out the watermark!! images SU..etc.etc.)
Anyhoo....On this triptych (saw basic card design somewhere surfing...dont know where!), I took Old Olive 12 x 12 and cut in 1/2....score at 4" + 8".....Fold accordian style & have at it with assorted ds paper, stamps and punches!....This is GREAT for using up all those bits & pieces you cannot ( or at least I cannot) throw away!!! The poinsettia is made from the 5-petal flower punch ( even the leaves!)...and the WREATH is made with the Three for You punch, layering on top of the scallop punch for a base.
The ladies LOVED this...since they were able to "play" outside the box!
****THANKS so much for stopping by......Make sure to leave a comment today for an EXTRA ticket in the BEE BASKET for a chance at one of TWO PIZZA BOXES FULL of BIRTHDAY CANDY!!!!!!!!

Saturday, September 15, 2007


WOW!!!...What an AWESOME Birthday I had!!!!..My hubby bought me a new digital camera ( box says user-friendly!..hopefully it is!)and a pair of BEEEEEAUTIFUL pearl stud earrings..Plus , I received lots of really cool RAK-a-licious cards in the mail that I will be posting next week ( since I am on this daily post-roll!!)...Thank you!!.. to each and every one who left a comment on my blog also.....I have FILLED a pizza box with the BLOG CANDY.....and since I had soooooooo many wonderful messages, I have decided to add ANOTHER box 'o 'goodies.....soooooooooo...Contest still stands...but, now there will be TWO winners.....Remember to check back and comment each day for an EXTRA ticket in the BEE BASKET!!......Now CHECK THIS OUT:

I made this purse using a kit I purchased from Pursue Your Art...I found them on SCS...You HAVE TO check them out!!...Very cool presentation ....The "blank" comes with panels that you decorate, and change up to your heart's desire....I, OF COURSE , used my Stampin' UP! supplies to showcase my have both sides to decorate:

...and you can change them out...TOTALLY a COOL BEANS product! a fun ball-chain adjustable strap....I got sooooooo many compliments at Regionals....NOT TO MENTION when I go into H/L, the po, or the grocery store!...I will be teaching a class at my Bee Hive Studio this fall. BEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE sure to tell the gals at Pursue Your Art that you saw this on my blog!! You will not be disappointed in this product!
Now..if I can ONLY figure out how to put my new watermark on my pictures!!...argh....LAURA, I need you!!!

Friday, September 14, 2007


Hoooooray!!!..I am on a roll!!!...Two days in a row blogging!!!...and in celebration of my promised...I have a HUGE assortment of BLOG CANDY!!!......There is a little ( ok, a LOT) of each season's worth of DOO-DADS, etc.....and I can tell you, that I will be adding more!!I love to use fabric and dimentional items to my cards and scrapbook, this assortment includes VINTAGE fabric yo-yo's ( rescued from an ANTIQUE quilt) LOTS of buttons ( some vintage...some new), ribbons, fibers,flowers, stickers, alphas...oh my! the drawing will be in ONE friday, September 21st.
The way to enter, is to leave a comment on my blog...thats it!...How easy is that??....AND... each day thru NEXT friday, that you visit ( + LEAVE A COMMENT for THAT day), your name will be put in the BEE BASKET for the drawing!!! that's 7 chances for 7 visits!
Good Luck!!...and let the game begin!

Thursday, September 13, 2007


It's like starting all over again.....but, here I am...with MY BIRTHDAY RESOLUTION: Tomorrow, September 14, is my birthday.....and I am blogging my resolution to BLOG each & every best bud, Laura has been on me.....and sweet Jen has been so encouraging telling me to use the blog as my "journal"...You see its been rough the past month...after 12 years of menopause ( they say its supposed to last only TWO!!)...I think I am FINALLY winding down to the end....sorry if this is TMI!!...ANyhooo....Here I am...the FIRST BLOG for my resolution...and TOMORROW will be HAPBEEEEEEEEEEEEE BIRTHDAY BLOG CANDY!!!!!! ( FINALLY!)....Beeee sure to check back for pictures of the STASH and enter your comment for the PRIZE!!
Have a beeeeeeeeeeeeeeautiful day!!!