Friday, November 30, 2007

AND THE WINNER IS.............................

........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, please go over to her blog and welcome her....and congratulate her!!!
And 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!!)
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!!!
Blessings, Debbie

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Gift TUBES Altered Art...

....Never letting anything go to waste...and always recycling SOMETHING...these Gift tubes are created from faux CRYSTAL LITE canisters ( Wal-mart brand).....I have mega quantities of these, and when a customers wondered if I had something to wrap up her Christmas cookies in...OF COURSE I DID!....SO, I covered the canisters with non-SU pp, using red-line tape on the wrapped ends...and grabbed up a spool of FUN GOLD MESH ribbon from Joanns ( approx 3 years ago....yes, I hoard!)...and wrapped that around center...attached a FUN SU LABELICIOUS embossed tag, with corners ticket punched. Top of canister has pp with a flower & leaves punched with the 5-petal punch ....and gold stickles centers for bling.
SO, thats it!....Will definitely KEEP saving them now......great for ANY holiday!!!
REMEMBER MY BLOG CANDY CONTEST!!!!....Please leave a you can be entered for the RANDOM draw.......CONFESSION: I have JUST about decided WHICH CHALLENGE I will be & see!!!!!
Blessings, Debbie

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 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

My GrandGUY SAM Scrapbook Pages

This is SAM.....he's my GrandGuy!....and the sweetest munchkin around. Sammy turned 2 years old this past September...and for several months prior to his birthday, both my hubby and I had struggled with the right approach in talking about..."perhaps something is not right" with our daughter( Sammy's Mommy) Its a sticky situation...and one where you dont WANT to be right....and did cause...hmmmmm shall I say, FRICTION ,between my "middle child daughter grown-up" and myself.....But....a Mama ( that's me) cannot go around with blinders on...ya know ???....for the sake of the child....
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 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


HAPBEEEEEE Day AFTER THANKSGIVING!!! promised...BLOG CANDY!!!..Which includes 2 packages of COCA-COLA embellies by EK Success,Christmas Lazer Designs from HOTP, 2-Minute Memories Scrapbook card from Simple Scrapbooks, 6 x 6 12-month Calendar from Boxer,Li'l Davis Tranparency sheet, MM Card & envelope template kit.....PLUS...not shown in picture.....
50 YARDS of assorted ribbons/fibers/trims from my STASH!!...OH MY!!
And WHAT, you might 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! 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!!!
Blessings, Debbie

Thursday, November 22, 2007


HAPBEEEEEEEEE Thanksgiving to each and dear friends out there in BLOG-LAND....and I REALLY do think of you all as friends.....I am so truely blessed!
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

An AWARD!!...What an HONOR!!!!!

OH MY GOODNESS GRACIOUS...MERCY ME!!!.....I am absolutely beeeeeeeeeeeside myself!!!...This is such an honor for me!!...My AWESOME Blogging buddy, Alex , California Stampin' sent this to me....and , well...I just cannot say ENOUGH about how excited I am!!!! Alex has been such a wonderful ENCOURAGER to me....and an ARTIST at getting those pictures SCRAPPED!!!, 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'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!!!! 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 Best Bud LAURA, The Stampin' Soldier.....who got me addicted to blogging...who, without her, I WOULD NOT be doing this!!!, either THANK HER, or say WHAT IN THE WORLD WERE YOU THINKING!!????....she is a soldier....she is my hero.
Thanks to EVERYONE ( 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


WhooooooooWHOOOOOOO!!! Well, I got my camera back last night!!! I AM a HAPPY CAMPER!
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/ 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!!!
Blessings, Debbie

Sunday, November 11, 2007

No Picture...No Camera...uh oh...

Uh, brand new MIA...well...not missing now, just not with me! I did a small craft venue yesterday....took all my regular Stampin'UP! set up , plus some "crafty creations" using our products.....took some orders....sold some stuff.....LEFT MY CAMERA THERE!! Oh my goodness!...THANKFULLY, I had met a sweet lady, Meredith, who was also set up to sell her wares...She had saved my card...called , and left a message on my answering machine at home....she had my camera ( and my box of Animal Crackers, I had left under the table!).
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!!

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

HOLIDAY Party APRON Invitation

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

THANKFUL Cards Box Set

I LOVE fall colors!!....must be beeeeeeeeecause I am so WARM all the time!...Anyhoo, this set of cards & the FUN box ( found the instructions surfing...think it was SCS....but, not really sure WHERE I was.....does this EVER happen to anyone else???).......OK...back on track....I made one of these cards while in the middle of teaching my THANKFUL ACCORDIAN GARLAND class last week....since I told everyone I would throw in a BONUS Thanksgiving card, using the "leftovers" ( Just like at THANKSGIVING!!)...I stamped out the image from Thoroughly Thankful and using my Stampin' Write Markers, colored in the "sampler". Layered onto assorted APPLE CIDER DP ( YUMMYYUMMYYUMMY!!) and coordinating cardstock....Created the box, and put another sampler on the front and tied with Chocolate Chip 5/8" grosgrain (mmmmmmmmmmmm...good!)...and added the sweet tag from the set also. So, from one class idea.....I made ANOTHER class!!!.....I LOVE stamping & creating!!!
Have a MOST MAGNIFICENT Monday!!!!

Friday, November 2, 2007

Cards for Soldiers

I woke up this my wonderful husband Gary off to work..and started going thru my blogger list doing my "morning read".....first on my list is A Colourful World ,
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:
Debbie Harris
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