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Hi my name is DeeDee and this is my personal Craft Journal...This is where I will post the multitude of crafts that I do...A few personal things might slip in here and there but for the most part I am a crafter/ designer and that is what you will see....Comment if you like, I would love the to hear from you....make today your day to stop and craft it away....

Saturday, May 30, 2009


I am having such an awesome day I just got this award from Brenda over at Brenda's Joy I want to thank you for all your support and honoring me with this award!
Ok so I have to do a few thing to get this reward


1: Thank the person who gave me the award and link to their blog Brenda
2: List 10 honest things about myself:


1: I LOVE HUGS!!!
2:I enjoy crafting in many mediums3: I love kids!!
4: I love my Pomerain named Lucky
5: I like to work in my yard int he springtime.
6:I like to decorate...I think I am a professional..lol7: I love Photography and the creativity that comes with it8: I enjoy my computer and all the friends I have made along the way
9: I love music
10: I love watching my birds, bunny's and squirrels in the yard sooo peace full and entertaining.



3:Put the award on my blog
4:Pick 7 people to give the award too


Thanks Brenda,,,,hugs for a friend


Friday, May 29, 2009

A Wedding Gift with Family History


I made this cross with mementos from the Mothers in our family and one item from a Grandfather (my father) for my daughters wedding...The wedding didn't take place like planned but will in the future..Thus the meaning of the Soul Mates in the center. The watch parts are from her Grand-fathers watch, the string of pearls is a necklace from her Great-Grandmother, the silver gem button upper right corner is from the jacket of her Great-Great-Grandmother, the wedding couple is from her Grandmothers jewerly box, the silver button in the center is what I used to adorn her other wedding items...the silver hearts are from me ( her mother)...it signifies the hearts of a mother and daughter......always linked...love one another always.....


Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Where is Everyone.....

Oh wait...no one has been here since I have been on vacation for a week now....well needed and sad to see it go...I traveled up north to see friends and family...My Grandkids are getting so big and such beautiful souls. Loved being with them . My friends, I haven't seen in some time. Dinner was great, happy smiley faces, I really miss those guys. And Miss Nita, I had so much fun there I didn't want to leave at all... I love the scrapbook stores by her house....could make some really great sutff if I lived in Whicita, KS.....lol...my garden is getting up there too..feel like I missed its childhood almost...I need sleep..


But back to the grind which means back to crafting too so stay tuned for some fun things.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Lets Get Together


For a Tea Party.....I made these cards as a prize for the Tea Party At PC Crafter . I took this picture of a tea cup my daughter and I share on certain holidays...She lives up north and I live in the south....We each get out our cup and share a special drink.. I love making cards with live pictures, brings a different aspect to card making for me...Check out your digital pictures to see if you have a card in the making....Congrats to the winner of this set...

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Freebies at......

Help Debbie celebrate her Birthday by leaving her some blog love ...and posting her freebie to yours and you can win all this wonderful stuff for your crafting stash...take a look
Debbies Birthday Gift.......Happy Birthday Debbie


Here's what you could win....
Set A (36) Copic Ciao Markers (A good starter set and includes skin shades)
Spellbinders Nestabilities: Labels 1, Ribbon Tags Trio & Butterfly Reflections.
Fiskars Apron Lace border punch.
Gorjuss Girls Stamp Set 2 ( 6 stamps) by Sugar Nellie.
2 12x12" Speciality paper pads of the latest releases from K & Co 'Madeline' & 'Wild Raspberry'.
50 assorted Flowers.
40 x 1 metre lengths of assorted ribbons.
25 Flower Buttons.
All you need to do is link my candy on your blog and leave a comment here...because I am taking a short holiday from Friday I will draw the winner using a random generator after I return on Saturday 23rd May 10 pm (GMT). The candy is open to Everyone and I will ship worlwide, so if you don't have a blog yourself please leave a comment on this post, if you leave an anonymous comment please make sure you state your name in the comment.
I will announce the winner on my blog the follwing day Sunday 24th May at midday (GMT) so please check back to see if you have been lucky. If the candy is not claimed by midday on Tuesday 27th May a new winner will be drawn.
Good Luck!


My Baby Birdie




Momma did good...we have three baby birdies in our tree nest. They are so cute. And my gardens are doing awesome , from my vegatables to my flowers. Hope the Texas summer heat doesn't come along to and wreak havec on all of it...I will enjoy the spring beauties for as long as I can...thanks for sharing a look with me.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Sketti Party


Hey check out the Sketti party happening at PC Crafter on Wednesday. My Friend Nita will be hosting the party so it is sure to be tons of fun...nice prizes you can win also..I am donating this card set as one of them.. see ya there..

Sunday, May 10, 2009

I Got the Flower Pot Bug


Everyone at PC Crafter and a few other blogs are making this flower pot card.....So I had to try it for myself...and I must say I love them all..everysingle one I have seen turns out really cute...check them out at PC Crafter and the ones on Nita's Things are my favorites..Nita is my friend and she inspires me to create fun new things....

I Got an Award Today


From my Friend Ginger at Ginger's House. I will pass this along to the following friends.
........Thanks Ginger
DeeDee at Scrappin With DeeDee
Angie at Craft Crazy
Dixie at LD limited
Doddle at Cottage capers

Happy Mothers Day


Hope your day is filled with family and friends and ofcourse your children...to all moms...and moms of moms and grandmoms to your mom...anyone that has a mom or is going to be a mom...enjoy your day.
A mom reflects life in all of us...celebrate this.
In dedication to my mom, my grandma, and my daughters and my granddaughters...all moms in my book...Love Ya

Saturday, May 9, 2009

My Garden Updated




My Friend Tami aka CraftyTami was asking for updated pictures of my garden so here they are...Lucky loves to be in my garden and the sprinklers...My herb garden has a angel to look over it.. this is the first year I have grown one in Texas...everything is different here especially how early the planting season starts.. I already have recieved about 15 strawberries and 1 small tomato...so if nothing else comes it was a small success..grow yourself some thing fun today.....

Thursday, May 7, 2009

I Made Us Cupcakes




I seen these at this blog Valita's and just loved them...hers are so much cutier than mine but mine are fun too...take a look and see what you can come up with...

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Orange Sugar

I have a friend named Barb who lives in California and grows oranges...every year around my birthday she sends me a case of them..this year I decided to see what all I could make using my oranges. Orange sugar is so very good on toast cereal, in coffee any where you want to use sugar really..so simple to make too.
To make:
Grate off only the orange part of the rid with a small grater onto a plate...in a small bowl put one cup sugar and the grated pieces from one orange..mix well..spread onto a cookie sheet to dry..store in air tight container ...use as needed...very yummy indeed. Hope you give it a try and enjoy its yummy taste...
Thanks My friend Barb....and stay tuned for orange essential oils if I can get them to work out...

Remote Control Caddy


I made this remote control caddy for my daughters fiance...as I was working on it I realize man this would look great to hold my paint brushes in my craft room....lol...yeah I think I need to make him another. This is so my decor and it transpired all on its own...I will seal it with my favorite clear medium now...Modge Podge.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Bag for Magnetic Paper Dolls




I made this bag for my grand-daughter to carry her magnetic paper dolls in the car...and she can use it for what ever else she would like...

Monday, May 4, 2009

Recipe Box for My Girl Ashley







When my girls get thier first homes I make them a special recipe box. This is the last of my three girls...(of course now I have a grand-daughter..) And I had mixed feelings...the list of things they get is this. The recipe box, a book with family recipes inside hand written by my mother and a marble rolling pin ( has many uses...lol)..I added 4 different kinds of magnets too...so my last one this is and all so different to fit the personalities of the girls..


all graphics from PCCrafter
Altered Recipe Box

1 Wood Recipe Box
Paint in your choice of color
Sticker paper
Clear sealant spray
Modge Podge
Sticky backed Felt

P C Crafter Artist Used: Assorted Artists

1.) Paint recipe box inside and out, let dry
2.) Measure box for graphics sizes
3.) Print all graphics on sticker paper, spray with sealant and cut out.
4.) Apply graphics as desired to decorate your recipe box.
5.) Seal entire box with Modge Podge and let dry thoroughly.
6.) Fit sticky backed felt to box bottom.

Add decorated dividers and PC Crafter monthly recipe cards for a complete set…

Sunday, May 3, 2009

I Had to do Just One More.....


This is another entry for the inchie and 2x1 challenge at PC Crafter. These inchies were made by Nanc ...I loved the delicate features and the three dimension of them .. I have had so much fun working with my inchies and 2x1's and glad I played the game... Make your Sunday a Crafty Day....

One More Entry


Here is my other entry for the inchie and 2x1 Challenge at PC Crafter and graphics are also from PC Crafter.Inchies made by Karen Cozatt.....thanks for looking.


Saturday, May 2, 2009

Inchie Tag Game




I did a inchie and a 2x1 swap at http://www.pccrafter.com/ awhile back, now we are challenged to make tags with our inchies and 2x1's...this is my first entry. Graphics are hand painted by my friend Glenna aka bricklady... Got some crafting done while it was storming so bad I couldn't have my computer on. Soon will have a few more of these done so check back....and check out or game over at http://www.pccrafter.com/

Friday, May 1, 2009

Something for My Granddaughter....








I made these magnetic paper dolls for my Granddaughter..the tray has 4 interchagebale backgrounds, three different dolls....with a boy coming soon...and the box has a magnet on the back so it also sticks to the tray making it a perfect toy for travel... I hope her and I have fun with this on my vacation...
P.S. All graphics by artists at http://www.pccrafter.com/
Magnetic Paper Dolls

Magnet sheets for the printer
Metal Cookie sheet
Spray Paint in desired color
Clear Sealant Spray
Metal tin
Embellishments as desired
Sticker Paper
Large Square magnets

Graphics used by: Gina Jane Johnson and Carolee Jones
Honeyville


Paper Dolls:

1.) Size dolls to fit inside metal tin. Size clothes and print onto magnetic sheets.
2.) Cut out all pieces, may embellish top pieces as desired

Tin Tray and Scenery:

1.) Spray paint metal cookie sheet, let dry, spray with a clear sealant
(This step is optional, may leave tray silver also).
2.) Size Graphics to fit full page with different sceneries.
3.) Place inside cookie sheet

Storage Tin for Dolls:

1.) Measure Lid of tin
2.) Size graphics to fit tin top, print onto sticker paper, cut out and apply to lid of tin
3.) Embellish as desired
4.) Place large magnet on backside of tin.