Thursday, February 28, 2008


OK...I realize a HUGE percentage of my BLOG buddies are in Stampin' UP! already....either as demos...or hobbiests.....but, I would like to invite everyone to JOIN my March Ribbon Share....... during the Sale-a-BRATION campaign. This is a great way to try several of the styles of the Stampin’ Up ribbon choices without having to purchase a full roll...then, when you find a color or style you CANNOT LIVE WITHOUT..then you can purchase WHAT strikes your FANCY!

Personally...I LOVE RIBBON>>>it is one of my favorite embellishments and is an easy way to add FUN and FEEL to a card or scrapbook page. BEEEEEEEEEE sure to check out the SPECIAL PRIZE Give-a-way at the end of this posting.

There are 7 different Groups. Please let me know if you would like to participate in one, some,.... or all groups.

Group 1 will share the NEW! Striped Grosgrain ribbon. 5 people per group at $8.50 each.

Each person will receive 2 yards of each color for a total of 8 yards
Colors include: Wild Wasabi, Real Red, Bashful Blue, and Pumpkin Pie

Group 2 will share the In Color double stitched ribbon. 5 people per group at $14 each.

Each person will receive 3 yards of each color for a total of 18 yards
Colors include: Wild Wasabi, Purley Pomegranate, River Rock, Blue Bayou, Soft Sky and Groovy Guava

Group 3 will share the Taffeta ribbon. 5 people per group at $14 each.

Each person will receive 2 yards of each, of the 8 available colors, for a total of 16 yards
Colors include: Whisper White, Very Vanilla, Kraft, Chocolate Chip, Basic Grey, Pretty in Pink, Bashful Blue, Mellow Moss

Group 4 will share the Wide 5/8” grosgrain ribbon. 5 people per group at $15 each.

Each person will receive 3 yards of each, of the 8 available colors, for a total of 24 yards
Colors include: Very Vanilla, Chocolate Chip, Bravo
Burgundy, Real Red, Regal Rose, Brocade Blue, Certainly Celery, Old Olive.

Group 5 will share the 1/4” grosgrain ribbon. 5 people per group at $19 each.

Each person will receive 3 yards of each, of the 16 available colors, for a total of 48 yards
Colors include: Basic Black, Whisper White, Very Vanilla, Pumpkin Pie, More Mustard, Apricot Appeal, Pretty in Pink, Bravo Burgundy, Real Red, Elegant Eggplant, Night of Navy, Tempting Turquoise, Bashful Blue, Certainly Celery, Mellow Moss and Always Artichoke.

Group 6 will share the Gingham ribbon. 5 people per group at $12 each.

Each person will receive 3 yards of each, of the 6 available colors, for a total of 18 yards
Colors include: Black, Red, Light Blue, Light Pink, Moss and Caramel.

GROUP 7 will share the NEW! Poly-Twill Tape from the MINI OCCASSIONS 2008 catty....
5 people per group at $3.35 each
Each person will receive 3 yards of each color for a total of 6 yards
colors include: chocolate chip & old olive

SPECIAL GIVEAWAY: 7 Lucky Ribbon Share Participants will be chosen at random to receive a Free Stamp Set! (6 sets will be Sale-a-Bration sets and the one will be a level one hostess set)

  • Deadline for sign up is Friday , MARCH 7th
  • PRE-Payment required via PayPal, credit card or check.
  • Open to everyone.
  • Email me to sign up...@

Please let me know if you would like to participate and in which group (or groups). We can arrange payment and delivery separately.

******PLUS!!!!....all prices INCLUDE tax...and SHIPPING IS FREE!!!!!!!!!!...Seriously...what could beeeeeeeeeeeeeee more fun?????

ALSO........I have several CLASSES and CARD KIT CLUBS that I am offering via, email me, if you are interested in this

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Special Request....A Card for Lois....

Ok..everyone....Lets ALL get together a do this for a most awesome cause...Pass the word...I read this on Corie's blog...and had to participate and post....Please join in!...Creative blessings, Debbie

A Card for Lois

Wilna, over at has the following request:
"I have a friend, Lois. She is 40 years old and has cancer. She is in pain and needs positive, uplifting people to remind her continually to live and that life is worth living. She has an amazing husband and four beautiful kids. The doctors are not giving her long to live, but I believe that God is the author of life. And I know you believe that too...
If you want to be entered into this awesome draw for a RAK(and if anyone want to contribute prizes, big or small, please email me) then this is what you are going to do: take 10 minutes of your time and create a card for Lois. A card that speaks of life and laughter, of fun and flowers. A word of encouragement, maybe your favorite scripture. Take a picture of it and upload it HERE for all to see. Then you post it to her. I visit her every day and I will make a list of all the cards she gets and I will let her draw names out of a hat for winners. The deadline for all the cards to reach her in Canada is March 20th. So, if you want to play (and I hope every single person that reads this will) make her a card, and post it. THAT's how simple it will be.
Please email me: if you want to participate. I will email you her address. Those who are willing to add this little he{ART} flower to your blog to help me get the word out, will be in my good books for life. You can just right click the image and save it to your computer and add it to a side bar. Please link THIS post to it."

Tuesday, February 26, 2008


HEY!!!...OH MY GOODNESS!! you know how many BEE STAMPS there actually are???...answer: BUZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZillions!!!
I have been so truly blessed over the past couple of weeks with all the bee images arriving in my mailbox!!....Sandy...LOOKOUT....There will be LOTS of Cards for Heros coming soon!.I will be doing a card making marathon over the next couple of weeks for sure!....Just in case anyone hasnt sent their's in yet..its not too late!...Just let me know they are on their way....and you will beeeeeee added to the BLOG CANDY LIST!!!
Have a BEEEEEEEEEautiful DAY!!!!!!!!

Whoooooooooowhooooooooooooo!!!'s time for BLOG CANDY!!!!!!...just BEEEEECause!
This is gonna be kind of like a challenge....First of all....the CANDY will be a total surprise!...I will STUFF a Priority box ( the $8.95 large size) FULL of yummy-ness...NO JUNK!....some VINTAGE ...some NEW.....Now, WHAT do YOU need to do to qualify???? now you know ( or if you dont know...please read my profile/bio)...I am CRAZY about the whole BEEEEEEEEE-thing.....and since I know I will never be able to afford EVERY bee stamp out there ( although, Mr. Lowes thinks I already own ALL of them!) CHALLENGE/Request is for YOU to stamp at least TWO images of every BEE STAMP ( ANY COMPANY...ANY DESIGN) you own......and mail them to me at:
1910 Mosley Ferry Rd
Chapmansboro, TN 37035 USA
Please make sure the images are clean & crisp...and protected in the envelope.....What am I going to do with them, YOU ASK???.....Well....what I am going to do is MAKE CARDS FOR HEROS for Sandy's organization...(be sure to check out her blog) USING my STASH ( what a great way to USE IT UP!!.winkwink...hehehehehe!)....I will keep one of the images from each stamp for my personal collection...and probably ALTER SOMETHING with all the images...PLEASE leave "uncolored". I will end up with a WALL of Bee images AND LOTS of cards to send to SANDY for the soldiers!!!
Are you IN????...if so, please leave a comment on this post.....I will TRY to keep it at the top of the blog until February 29th!...That will give you PLENTY of time to gather your BEEEEEEEEEEES and stamp, stamp , stamp!...I am sooooooo excited to see all the different impressions!...Oh...and BTW...IF you know the name of the stamp company...please include that in the envie!
Thanks so much for visiting....and participating...I KNOW our soldiers will appreciate the cards...and I will NOT BE DISAPPOINTED in your BLOG CANDY!
Each entry will receive a number and a winner will be RANDOMLY selected!
Creative blessings,

Sunday, February 24, 2008

ENCOURAGEMENT Winds of Grace Card

Here I am.....MIA.....I know, I know.....Still beeeeeeeeeeehind...but catching up!....Here is a card I made using SU! Winds of Grace...this stamp set is simply lovely!...I made 11 of these for leaders of our church....everyone can use encouragement from time to time...and it goes along perfectly ( OBVIOUSLY A GOD thing!) with the Sunday sermon study on "navigating" we have been in the past few weeks...ANyhoo...stamped with STAYZON and using my SU watercolor pencils and blender pen...I was able to easily make this card pop!( the rubber artist has already done ALL the work for us!)...This is a large card (8.5" x 5.5")...left blank for group members to sign and place their own messages to staff.....and now I have received orders for more. God is so good!
Soft sky, Blue bayou and Close to cocoa make a yummy color pallet combo.
Thanks for checking in on me......I have LOTS of "creations" ready to beeeeeeeeeeeeee, come back soon!
Creative blessings,
PS.....This card will be available in my Etsy Shop!!

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

so far beeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeehind

OK...well at least I was when I made this card yesterday....BUT, ( no pun intended)...after creating this STINKIN'CUTE Hippo named Hettie from PINK PETTICOAT, I miraculously finished a TON of orders and stuff from my TO DO list!....This is an awesome UK company...and I got Hettie in one of those ZIPPY file, if I can do can you!! This first picture is the card inside a CD window envie...which has become one of my most FAVE card design ideas!
.....and here she is...outside of her envie....I paper pieced and colored & layered her using assorted Stampin' UP! products...and others...which is what makes creating sooooooo fun...just change up the colors...and you have a totally NEW look!...whoooooowhoooooo....more bang for your buck!

ANd now..............CHECK THIS OUT!!!!.....
Yep....Mr. Lowes has been at it again!!!....How Cool Beans is THIS WALL ART piece????.....beeeeeeeeeeelieve it or not, I actually had a blank space on one of my walls in The Bee Hive Studio...and since both Mr. Lowes & myself are in a USING IT UP mode, he created this unit for me....I can change out my cards as I not to get bored with the "view"!.....I am sooo blessed.....this man just "gets" me!!
So....thats it for today.....I have more orders to finish up...and cleaning to I can get started on some NEW stuff!.......Beeeeeeeeeeeee sure to check back!!
Creative blessings,

Monday, February 18, 2008

When LIFE meets Art & ACCOUNTABILITY.....

OH MY GOODNESS, gracious....mercy me!!.....Do you remember Wile E. Coyote, from The Road Runner cartoons???....Well...I am calling this "SCRAP BOOK Interuptus".....which is what happens when LIFE meets ARt & least, that is for me!....Have you ever noticed...when you get on a roll with something (ie: SCRAPBOOKING a page a day)...and STUFF happens??...Well.....I have come to the sad conclusion...that altho, I have actually been accomplished in getting a scrapbook layout a day done ...I cannot complete my other tasks of day to day LIFE....not to mention my JOB....which at this point is Stampin'UP! and The Bee Hive Studio classes and creating KITS...and ETSY......Soooooooooooooooo.......I have decided to forge on ahead...get my ducks in a my job ( which is how I support my habit!!) and get back to reality....This is NOT to ANY WAY SHAPE OR FORM, that I am NOT scrapping.....Beeeeeeeeeeeeeecause, I have been having a BLAST..and really do feel sooooo accomplished.......BUT....I really need to get back to my Stampin'UP! bizzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzyness...and my studio classes......AND....I havent been able to BLURF my blog faves in such a long time....and I do soooooo love the AWESOME inspiration out in cyber land!.....I will keep posting for scrapbook pages....and my ART...and still selling on ETSY!.....Please check back later today and see my latest card creation!...Thanks for hanging with me!!....Have a Positively Perfect PRESIDENT'S Day...and a MARVELOUS Monday, for sure!!
Creative blessings,
PS.....If you have a moment...please beeeeeeeee sure to check out my DD 's blog!..
she is sooooooooooo creative...and a fun read.
PPS.......Thanks so all who have committed & been sending the bee stamped images...BOY HOWDY.....I am gonna beeeeeeeee so bizzzzzzzzzzzzy with Cards for Heros!!!...It's not too late to commit....scroll down for details...awesome BLOG CANDY chance!

Thursday, February 14, 2008


Hapbeeeeeeeeeee Valentine's Day!! all my blogland CYBER SISTAHS!
(if you are reading this....that means YOU!)
Check out what Mr. Lowes ( ok, hopefully by now, you know this is my on-line name for my DH..the awesome guy who can make a "hope chest outta sawdust"!..quoted from DD Joy)..made for me this morning!!!( can you make out the heart shaped eggs?)
Anyhoo...he delivered this to me while I was doing my morning blurffing......YUMMY-LICIOUS!!...and such a sweet presentation on the SPECIAL RED PLATE...
I AM truly blessed!
I have been bizzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzeeeeeeeeeeeeeee working on cards & layouts for accountability....I promise to get some posted.....
Remember about my Just Beeeeeeeeeeeeeeeecause Blog Candy....the beeeees have already started buzzzzzzing to my mailbox!!...whoooowhoooo!
Creative blessings,

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

TEXTURE...Sammy & the Mosaic headboard now...anyone who is a "regular" here knows I am LATE on this entry for accountability...but...have you checked out my BLOG CANDY & proposal??...A bizzzzzzy bee am ME!....not grammatically correct...but, totally explains!...Thanks to my sweet friend Alex, California Stampin'..I have been able to keep the Just Beeeecause Blog Candy post at the top ( she was brilliant at helping out my tech-no challenged brain!)....and it will stay there ( just like a new cool is that??) until February 29th...when I will choose at random a winner.....That gives you PLENTY of time to send in those beeeeeeeeeeeees for heros!

sooooooooooooooooooo...without further is todays sweet grandguy Sam....from January of this year.....He was so inquisitive and loving all of the colors..and the feel of the texture in my CUSTOM designed headboard....made by me! ( Yes, Mr. Lowes did all the cleaning and heavy lifting!).....We took a VINTAGE 8-pane window...and I adhered some of my collection of stained glass, rescued and recycled dishes, marbles and trinket boxes and grouted the whole thing.....VERY HEAVY!!...but screwed it securely into the wall above our bed...and VOILA!!...a headboard!....Cool Beans....huh?...I can tell you its a ONE and ONLY Original!! my quest to use it up....I have embellished the layout with some assorted colored vellum I have had stashed away...along with some very fun colored shell buttons.

My bizzzzzzzzzy-ness as of late has also been consumed with my new CARD KIT CLUB that I am offering ....both local & long distance.....SO, if you are reading this...and are possibly interested....PLEASE email me and I will send the details!!! commitment!

Thanks so much for everyone's comments and participation in my Just Beeeeeeeeeeecause cause....for Cards for Heros!!!
Creative blessings, Debbie

Sunday, February 10, 2008

CRAFT CRITIQUE at CHA...check it out!!

Beeeeeeeeeeeeee sure to check out the postings on CRAFT CRITIQUE this week while they are attending CHA!!!...They have lots of goodies to share...and a CONTEST too!!!...whooooowhooooo!
So...go here: CRAFT CRITIQUE...and sign up for their auto email, you can KNOW whats going soon as they do!!....its really COOL BEANS!!!!!!!!!!!

Saturday, February 9, 2008


Whoooooooowhoooooooo...I am still up with my accountability..altho, I will say doing the 2 page spreads are soooooo much easier!! me some time in between to make cards, altered stuff and items for my ETSY shop!
SO, these VERY FUN and cute pictures are from a Summer 2007 visit from the grandguys.....Myles ( about 3 1/2 in these pictures) LOVES Disney's Little Einsteins...they are his friends...24/7!!...Check out the excitement in those BIG BEEEEAUTIFUL BLUE EYES! he his jammies that Mama ( that's me!) bought him....He's waiting for my Summer Stamp Camp to get started.....and CHECK OUT THAT FORM!!!.....What an action shot!...what a wonderful memory for me!!...a sweet blessing.

Beeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee sure to check out my BLOG CANDY CHALLENGE!!!!
If I am unable to keep it at the top of my blog....please keep scrolling down for the WONT want to miss out!!!!!

Thanks so much for checking out my accountability scrapbook pages...I am having a BLASTOFF of a time!!!

Thursday, February 7, 2008

SPF...Sammy by the Seaside

Here's my grandguy, Sammy...super
sweet little guy...these pictures were taken last summer..(he's not quite 2 years old in these); his Mommy & daddy & big brother Myles, went to the beach on vacation. Joy ( who is a MOST awesome photographer!) took these .....and thanks to her...I have PLENTY of pictures to keep me going with my 365 days of accountability! lol!
ANd my "subject" couldnt be ANY cuter or easier to scrap!

SPF = Samuel Page Foster..and also kinda fun, since he's ON THE BEACH ( ya know...sunscreen, and all!!??)

Thanks so much for checking me out..and keeping me accountable....and watching me USE MY STUFF!!...Lots of retired SU dp...some random rouge silk flowers....FUN ribbon & trim...and some of my prized VINTAGE bakelite buttons for the flower centers!!

SAMMY is YUMMY!...dont you think?

Raggedy Angel VALENTINE Card for ETSY

In my quest to use what I have...use it up....scrap whats on the table....ACCOUNTABILITY to is a sweet ( well, I think so!) Valentines card (its not too late to buy this from my ETSY shop!)....The paper doily heart has been in my STASH forever...from a swap I participated in THREE years ago....The Raggedy Angel is one of my handmade creations....really an ornament, but I have repurposed her for the DIMENTIONAL front of this card( altho...she's on there with pop-dots and could be removed & displayed on a peg rack, etc).....6 x 6 DOTS are from who knows what company...SU stamped image.
Sweet & Simple!
And yes....I DO have a LAYOUT to post ( accountability, yeah!!!) Grandguy, check back!
Thanks for all your comments...and awesome inspirations from my cyber friends!
Creative blessings,

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Catching UP Accountability..ME & BFF...and some rambling..

Catching up on my personal challenge of a scrapbook page a day....and THANKS to SANDY, A Colourful World for pointing out...I am late! have come to the conclusion that it is MUCH easier to create a few pages at a time...since EVERYTHING ( & I mean EVERYTHING) is already out and a mess(I AM a messy scrapper/crafter/creator...I cannot help myself!)...Anyhoo..this double page spread of me & my BFF, Laura, The Stampin'Soldier gets me caught up....for now!....
These pics are from CKC in Nashville at Opryland Hotel ,Spring 2006.....We took 9 classes...did ALOT of shopping...and had a BLAST! Its so funny...although we are decades apart in age ( Laura is the age of my youngest child!...and I am older than her MOM!)....we have so much in common....People ALWAYS ask..."Are you Mother & Daughter???"...and we both grimace, and say ( smiling thru our teeth)..."No, we are Bestest Friends!!".....We met at Hobby Lobby in the scrapbook isle( where else??) 3 years ago...and just CLICKED!.....We both have different styles...but, then again very similar...does that make sense?....ANYHOO..( rambling )....We JUST "GET" each other!
I am actually coming out of my" fear of journaling box"..and trying to do more on the page..instead of my secret tag spots. The picture on the right side of this page was when Laura Re-Up'd......Seriously...I dont know what that stands for, except she signed back up with the US Army for ANOTHER 4 years of service to our country.....she is MY Hero!!....I always get a kick out of all the "letters" the military uses...ya know like ABC....WXYZ....oh, & my fave...TCBY (oh, sorry...thats yummy frozen yogurt!
So....all caught up here....for now......The past few days have been emotional & draining for me....some personal stuff....but through the helping hands of the good Lord above and perserverence, it will all be good.
I am so blessed with my friends...both locally...and "cyberly"....My sweet friend Dawn, All Pink Girl, sent me some VERY FUN stamped images to "play" with ( Thanks, Dawnie!)along with some touching and uplifting, I hope to get some cards made up in the next couple of days!...hmmm...AFTER I clean up, I guess!( did I say I am messy??)
So.....thats my post....& my rambling.....please leave a comment...and come back & visit soon!...I am working on some BLOG CANDY...Beeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee sure to stay tuned!!!
Have a WONDERFUL Wednesday!!
Creative blessings,

Monday, February 4, 2008


OOOOOOOOOOOOOOHHHH!!! What FUN, this card was!!!....We have a lady who does "signing" at church...during the ENTIRE & I had asked her what the sign for "I Love You" was....Soooooooo....using my hand as a template, I traced & cut out of SU Blush Blossom cardstock ( awesome quality)......and stamped the sentiment from Stampin' UP! For a Friend ( level one hostess set) onto a transaprency sheet with stayzon..and colored in the back of the letters with sharpies...layered with dimensionals.FROM MY STAST ( hoarders anon!!) I found this last piece of embossed swirley hearts paper(dont know brand) and the heart doily( shopping spree from a couple of years ago!)...and attached the heart candy with glue dots!..card is 6" x 6"...& finished with retired SU organdy ribbon!....I am putting this card in my ETSY shop today!...Watch for my layout for accountability ( day 7) later today.
Please CONTACT me if you'd like to know how to get AWESOME Stampin'UP! products!
Creative blessings,

Sunday, February 3, 2008

THANKFUL ...Papa and Myles

Accountability...days 5 & 6.....whoooooooowhooooooo....almost a week...and I am staying good!...Although..I admit these LAYOUTS (sans pictures) were done at a club at my Stampin Up!, UPUP lines...but, have been sitting "naked" since last year.....Sooooooooo...I thought these pictures from a visit from our Grandguys a few weeks ago fit perfectly!!
This is MYLES (will be 4 in May)...and his PAPA ( my hubby, Mr. Wonderful...aka: Mr. Lowes).Papa was on the ladder ready to hook up a tire swing...and Myles(aka: Smyly) decided he wanted to help.....The center picture is so fun...its like he's saying.."Now, Papa, do you think this chain is gonna hold the tire OK?"
This layout shows Myles looking over THE WALL, which looks down on the basement drive....He was being sooooooooo "brave".....and testing Mama & Papa with his constant curiosity!!...I still need a little more journaling on this least its almost complete!!

I have been adding more cards to my ETSY shop..StudioBeeCreations....please see what I've been coming up with....using WHAT I HAVE....I LOVE creating this way....making use of my stash...
Come back tomorrow & see what else I come up with!!
Creative blessings,

Saturday, February 2, 2008


DAY FOUR of ACCOUNTABILITY.....and this layout is LATE!....beeeeeeecause...this should have been posted yesterday....but, it just wasnt working for me....and I had to re-do ( has that EVER happened to anyone else?)...Thank goodness nothing was glued down!...ANYHOO....there is quite a funny story behind this layout.....Three Christmases ago, I was surprised by this sweet gift of CHIP..a cockatiel....named so, because at that time I was so WAY into MOSAICS ( broken dishes....chips, etc...get it?).....Altho, now the name STILL works, because of my papercrafting obsession including CHIPBOARD!....Soooooo....not really knowing one way or the other CHIP's sex....we have just called HIM a HE for the past three years....UNTIL...this past wednesday ( after a fierce storm) when I looked into "his" cage and WHAT TO MY WONDERING EYES SHOULD BE there....but, two eggs!!!...OH MY!.....I FIRST called hubby at work...and inquired if he was "goofing" on me and had he put ANYTHING in Chip's cage???.....No.....WHY?....well, this has become just a wonderful LIFE experience ( since I failed Science 101!!!).....Hubby looked it all up on the net...supposedly when Cockatiel's are feeling very safe in their environment...they "mate" with whatever is close ( hm...must have been the fun bell toy!)....and since it was "rainy season" ( in the wild...better to feed the babies with)...He/SHe, dropped a couple of eggs!.....Honestly...a real "star in the east moment".....So, the net says to leave the eggs for a couple of days...but, to remove them and MAKE THE CAGE different(uncomfortable) Chip will not drop a couple more.....and "deplete her calcium levels".
OK!!!,....I PRINTED MY OWN pictures on my HP ( a FIRST!!)...and using SU LeJardin ( what could be better??), and A Little Birdie told me stamp set....with a few assorted rouge embellies, here is the layout!
Beeeeeeeeee sure to check back for MORE accountability layouts...gotta catch up for TODAY!!
Thanks so much for visiting...please leave a comment & let me know what you think!
Creative blessings,