Monday, August 21, 2017

Growing In Unity Guest Designer Week

Good Monday Morning!

So this week I am so excited to be a Guest Designer for Unity Stamps! Yep, All week long I will be sharing some of my creations using their wonderful stamps that I was given by an awesome crafty friend Jennifer Scull. Thank you so much Jennifer. You can go to Unity's Facebook page and join the fun as well.
**Don't Miss Out**
Be sure to comment every day this week as I will pick two winners from the comments at the end of the week to receive a bundle of stamps from Unity! How Awesome it that!!! :D  

My 1st creations I am sharing a birthday card I created for my daughter's 17th Birthday. Yep, how time flies she is the youngest of 4 girls and Wow!! She only has 2 yrs left and then it will be off to college. So this birthday card I wanted something bright as she loves bright happy colors.

I used Unity Stamp - Party Hat Wishes. This stamps set is so fun. I like that you can color in the sentiment and the party hat.This stamp set comes with a few sentiments, 2 banners, and the party hat, it's a great stamp set. I stamped the party hat with memento ink rich cocoa, colored in the hat with Bic markers. Fussy cut and popped up with a 3D foam dot. 

Paper - My Minds Eye - Hottenanny, white card stock
Inks - memento ink rich cocoa; Bic colored markers
Accessories - pink polka dot ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbons; Stickles - gold

You can also see Unity on the following:

Thank you for stopping by today and don't forget to leave a comment for a chance to win some stamps from Unity. 
Deborah xxxx

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Little One Baby Card

Hi Everyone,

I hope you all are doing good? It's been a little busy here lately. I am getting ready to move to a new house so been packing but its hard to pack up crafty stuff when you need you need to use it. Right?

Lately it seems like I have been running into a lot of people who need baby girl cards. So here is one I am sharing today for the challenge at International Art & Soul our theme is "Layer It Up".
So I added lots of layers on this little card using Echo Parks "Bundle of Joy Collection". I am also making a mini album as well with this same collection, but that will be shown later in a youtube video, so stay tuned. k

My base is pink card stock, layered with the green stripped paper, polka dot/heart paper using a corner punch only on the right side of the card stock. 
I used stickers from the sticker sheet to embellish the card. Circle sticker placed on top of a circle punched out and little yellow flower, fussy cut the sticker butterfly, placed the sticker banner across the card and layered the words. The button paper I punched with a tag punch and placed a button and sticker "Cute as a Button" on top of the tag and then added the cute little lamb on the bottom. 

 Inside of the Card - Layered the inside of the card with the same papers from the front of the card. 
I used a cut apart and placed little heart stickers on it. 

Paper - Echo Park - Bundle of Joy
Inks - Powder Puff inks - Soft Sage
Accessories - pink button, tag punch, corner punch, 3D foam dots. 

Entering Challenges At:

I hope you all get to join in the fun challenge at International Art & Soul show us you beautiful cards. Thanks for stopping by. 
Deborah xxx

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Wedding Wishes

Hi Y'all!!

Well I am back!! I have not posted in a long while due to work and other obligations. I hope you all are doing well. I sure have missed you all and missed crafting. I've had a lot going on since my last post in October. I have a new little granddaughter Ravyn that was born July 12th and I have quit a job to take on another position where I am able to stay at home now. :D  So with that being said I have created a new card for my niece who is getting married in August, she also had a baby last year. She's so precious, too. The card I created is for the International Art & Soul Dies Challenge.

So here is my card,

Very simple yet elegant card. As I said I just started creating again after many months of taking off from card making and doing many other crafting. It was like starting all over again. lol
I have to say I really enjoyed getting a chance to play again, I really needed it.
This card is made with several layers. I have the card base using cream vanilla cardstock and a carol cardstock using the Spellbinders Majestic Labels Twenty-Five, and of course some beautiful flowers. I also used an old stamp set from Stampin Up - Wedding Elegance, I am so glad I have kept this one definitely comes in handy. (links are posted below where I got some of my supplies)

**To make this card I layered the carol base on top of the cream card base, then layered the first die cut on top of the carol base, the second carol die cut has 3D pop dots on the back to give a raised look and the last die cut I lightly stamped the wedding bells and embossed the "Wedding Wishes" on top of the bells, placed 3D pop dots again on the back and placed down. I added the multi flowers I had from my stash, which were the same colors that were on her wedding invite. I hope she likes it.

Here is the inside of the card - For the inside of the card I added a photo from the
"Save the Date Invite" I thought it was so sweet and definitely added a lovely
personal touch to the inside of the card. 

CardStock: Carol cardstock from Create and Craft; Cream/Vanilla cardstock is from CountryCraftCreations
Stamp: Stampin Up - Wedding Elegance
Accessories: Spellbinders Die - Majestic Labels Twenty-Five; Mulberry Flowers are all from Really Reasonable Ribbons. 

So I want to invite you all over to part-take in our Die Challenge over at International Art & Soul where we just create to have fun. Don't forget to use your Dies. 
Thank you all for stopping by and I will be posting more in the next week. 
Debbie 😊

Sunday, October 30, 2016

Christmas Recycled

Hi all,

Today is a sad sad day, today I am announcing my last post for One Stitch At A Time. I have been with the DT for 4 yrs, I think. I just want to say how much I am going to miss them and want to Thank Stitchy and Jane and my teamies for all the years of fun, support and encouragement. They definitely have pushed me to try new things and broaden into other areas of crafting/art that I would have not tried. Being on a DT for that long it's like family. You get to know each other and make friendships that are treasured for a long time. I will miss being a part of such a fabulous team.

For this New Challenge at One Stitch At A Time I created a couple of Christmas items, a card and matchbox gift box. The New One Stitch At A Time Challenge theme - Anything Goes with Recycling. 

For this card I used PBD Christmas Flakes 3. I just love the beautiful Non-Traditional colors of 
this set. So soft and pretty, yet it still has a Christmas feel to it. This paper set is digital paper but
it is just gorgeous. For the Recycling portion of the challenge I used some Prima gems 
that I had placed on a photo frame a while back. I pulled them off and then glued them down
around my beautiful Christmas bulb image. And I placed the remaining ones inside the 
the little box I created with this beautiful paper. 

Here is close up of the Christmas card I created. I used the gems I recycled from a photo frame.
I added stickels to the Christmas bulbs and Christmas trees. One of the digital papers has these
pretty little holly leaves with pink berries so I fussy cut those out and adhered them to the card.
Another design paper in this set has the words Merry Christmas which I cut out with one of my 
label dies and popped up to make it look 3D. I just love how this card turned out so pretty. 

 Here is a close of the matchbox Christmas gift box I created. For the top of the box I used
the digital paper that had Merry Christmas and the bottom of the box  I used the blue digital 
design. I created a bow from the holly paper and fussy cut out the holly and adhered in the 
middle of bow and used a pink pearl for the centers of both of the holly's.

 Here is the inside of the matchbox and I covered the bottom with another 
one of the digital papers, and along the sides I placed gems. 

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Accessories: Prima gems; pink pearls; Stickels - gold; label die 

Challenges entered:

Thank you all for stopping I hope I inspired you to get started on making some Christmas cards and use us some items you have to recycle. Join us for this fun challenge, we love seeing what you all create. Also stop by the blog to see what items my teamies have created for this great challenge. Thank you all so much. 
Hugs and Happy Crafting, 
Deborah xxx

Saturday, October 29, 2016

Christmas Hair Accessories

Hi all,

Today is my last post for Really Reasonable Ribbons. I am so sad to be leaving such a wonderful team. I feel so honored to have been a part of Bonnie's team and to have worked with her for the past 6 months.I have learned so much from Bonnie and the team. I truly have loved every minute of it and loved working with such beautiful ribbons from her store. Thank you Bonnie for having me on your team, I've had so much fun!

For my last post I made a few items with the beautiful ribbons from this months Ribbon Club Assortment - Traditional Christmas Mix. I seriously had a hard time deciding on what to make. lol
I made several different hair accessories with this beautiful assortment. I used Bonnie's tutorial again to make the hairband and I made a baby hair clip and a regular hair clip. Of course I am giving a couple to my granddaughter and one to my great neice Sophia, who was just born.

Here are the items I used to make all my Hair Accessories, you can find all these at
Headband, Rectangular clips, and Round Head Snap Clips

Here is a photo showing all the items using the 

 For this headband I used Bonnie's tutorial showing you how to use Really Reasonable Ribbons
to create these awesome headbands. I added a bow on top of the headband
with a little red flower embellishment. 

Here is a close up of the little red flower embellishment. 
These are new in the store and they are so so cute. I totally love these
little embellishment. They are 10mm Resin Flower with Rhinestone Flatback
Cabochons. I have the multi colored pack that comes with red, white and other colors.

Here is a photo of the two hair clips I created using October ribbon club assortment -
Traditional Christmas Mix. These ribbons are truly beautiful bright green and reds for
Christmas, they are just gorgeous. I coldn't help but add the cute little flowers in the middle. 
These little flowers are just cute. Great addition to any project. 

Here is the back of the first hairclip using the 2 3/8 inch round head snap clip.
I only glued the ribbon on the top of the clip and at the ends of the bottom of the clip, as I didn't 
want it to have an affect on the opening and closing of the clip. I created a triple layered bow with my Bow it All, bow maker. I then double layered my bows, last I glued the little acrylic flower on top of the bow.  

A close up of the side of the 2nd hair clip, showing how I glued the ribbon onto the Rectangular clip with teeth.  These little hair clips are just perfect to make baby hair clips. 


Thank you all so much for stopping by today I so appreciate it. I hope you are inspired to use some of these items. I just love using the ribbons from Really Reasonable Ribbons they are just gorgeous, and the flowers are just beautiful. Check out the items I used plus other wonderful items at the Really Reasonable Ribbon Store.  As I sign off for the last time with Really Reasonable Ribbons I would like say again, Thank you Bonnie for inviting me on your team and all your support. 
Stay tuned as I have a wonderful announcement coming up Next Week. Plus a giveaway. :D 

Hugs and wishing you all a great crafty day, 
Deborah xxx

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

CCC DT HAUL Featuring BoBunny

Hi all,

Sharing a beautiful paper collection from BoBunny - Sweet Moments. You will want to see the whole paper collection on this one. It's simply mouth watering!! :D

This is perfect for cards, mini albums, scrapbook pages and other fun crafty projects.

You won't want to miss out on this one.

To purchase this set for your very own and to see other items that go with this collection go to

Thanks for stopping by
Wishing you a great day!
Deborah xxx

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

A Little Trinket Box

Hi all,

I have a Design Team project I created for Really Ribbon Ribbons today. A little trinket box I created using some great ribbons, beautiful wild orchid flowers and some fun little trinkets that are new at the Really Reasonable Ribbon Store.

I do have an announcement before I get started, this is my second to last post I will be doing for the Really Reasonable Ribbon Design Team. I am really sad that I am leaving the team they are such a great team to work with and Bonnie Garby is just amazing. I just want to say Thank You to Bonnie for having me on your team it has been a pleasure and I've had a great time using your beautiful ribbons and wild orchid flowers. Thank you Bonnie.

Here is my project -
So here is my new Trinket Box. Yep, I made myself something for once. lol
I am so excited I just love it, I used the beautiful Blue Fern paper collection - Blush. 
 I am putting my charms and little trinkets inside. 
So I used some Wild Orchid Flowers for the top used with the beautiful 
Acrylic Rhinestone embellishments, these are so beautiful! You gotta check these out. 

Here is a great shot of two sides of my box showing the vivid pink seam binding and 
I also used the Bow It All V3.0 to create my bow.

 Here is a great shot of the sheer box pleats white ribbon I used around my edge of my lid. 
I used some tiny strands of white pearls I had in my stash, I bought from JoAnns a while back. 

 Here are a couple of photos showing the top of my box. I actually placed the seam binding bow down first and then laid my flowers around it, added my tiny pearl 
strands around the flowers. Then I added more flowers around the top. 
I just love these little flowers they are just darling. 

Just so you know I have used this Sheer Box Pleated ribbon a few times and I just love it.
I have to say it's probably one of my favorite ribbons from the store as it's so versatile. 

Supplies: Really Reasonable Ribbons - 
Thank you all so much for stopping by today I so appreciate it. I hope you are inspired to use some of these items. I just love using the ribbons from Really Reasonable Ribbons they are just gorgeous, and the flowers are just beautiful. Check out the items I used plus other wonderful items at the Really Reasonable Ribbon Store. Please leave me a comment as I love reading them. 

Hugs and wishing you all a great crafty day, 
Deborah xxx