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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....

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Free Cut File




This is a free cut file to use with SCAL (Sure Cuts Alot) saved in .svg format. I got the butterfly picture (black and white) from Art Freebies, With the help of my friend Jenn and inkscape (she taught me how....lol) I made this file. This is for the blue part only..butterfly and filigere frame. I enhanced the cut file with a black pen and other embellishments for this display card. Hope you can use this in your card making adventures....get your free file here.....Butterfly Cut File....
P.S.. Thanks for your help Jenn.

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Fun Ribbon Storage Idea.





Not sure if this was my idea or if I seen it somewhere and rememebred it when I seen the clips...lol....CRS syndrome...sorry. If you gave me this idea please remind me so I give you proper credit...But where ever it come from I like it so here it is..

First my pile of ribbon rolls that will soon be gone...next the clip which is called a dangler clip that you can get in a super pack at Joanns for $3.99 unless you use a coupon...comes 21 to a pack and can be found by the jewelry findings ...then last, my hanger solution...well this isn't it..the real way I want to hang these is from a old metal pants hanger...with the rows of hangers to fold your pants over...then can seperate by color, season how ever I want..and it is a little more stable than this hanger, which every thing needs to balance to be ok. I am on the look out for a metal pants hanger if you find one...lol ...When you want to use one just unclip and go...or take clip and all. Hope this can help you in you ribbon storage too...

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Christmas In July.......


This is another version in my style of the flower pot card...I call it Christmas in July and it is made using graphics. I also love the Martha Stewart Pine Leaf Punch makes it look like a bit of baby's breath in there almost to me. Lots of embellishments and I used the emboss tool to give it dimension...Merry Christmas in July to all my friends.....I made this for a swap at one of my local meet-up groups.This will be the first of my work that they will see..Hope they like it..poinsetta graphics from PCCrafter
Poinsettia Card

Terracotta card stock
White card stock
Pop Dots
Ribbon
Stickles in green and gold (optional)
Small yellow beads for flower centers (optional)
Inks for distressing (optional)
Cuttlebug and folders (optional)
Decorative edge punch (optional)
Martha Stewart pine leaf punch (optional)

Graphics used: Traditional Christmas by Tina Wenke

For Flower pot:

1.) Use Terracotta paper and cut as follows…3 ½” x 9 “
2.) Score at 2” and 5 ½”
3.) Fold 2” part towards you and 5 ½” part away from you to for them pot pocket. Slightly cut each edge in to form the bottom of the pot shape.
4.) Use decorative edge punch if desired on 2” segment. Glue edges of pot card together. Decorate with lace as shown.
5.) Can also emboss in Cuttlebug and ink to distress if desired, as shown
6.) Glue rim down.

For insert Card:

1.) Cut base card as follows: 2 ¼” x 4 1/2'” .This is where you greeting will go. Add this before assembling the rest of the card.
2.) Insert you card into the pocket of the pot. The top that sticks out is where you will adhere your flowers on.
3.) Size and Print poinsettia graphics, cut out, cut one separate and raise it with a pop dot for dimension.
4.) Let some of the flowers hang over the edge of the pots rim (no glue here)
5.) Embellish and distress flowers as desired. I used the pine punch to add for extra dimension to my card. Also embossed the centers and folded a bit.

Friday, June 26, 2009

Babies in My Garden




I know, I know, I thought I wouldn't post anymore garden or flower pics...but these are so cute...my tomatoes are coming back after the Bug...You remember the bug right...if not go back a few pages and take a gander at that thing..UGH!....and the new little addition...they are so cute and have grown to twice thier size over night almost...cannot wait to eat my little pretties....hahaha!...

My Remote Control Caddy


Remember the one I made for my son-in-law..I just loved that one and wanted to keep it....now I wish I had...althought this one matches my craft room..I still love the other one better...lol.lthis will do for me thou..it is nice..just liked the other one..ok ok ok...I will stop whining about it..

Thursday, June 25, 2009

A Lovely Award


I got this lovely award from my friend Brenda.. she has a awesome site please check it out...I love her multi-crafting..Brenda thanks for visiting my blog and always giving me such great awards...I love them...I will pass this along to a few friends later today..
Hugs,

Kathy's Korner

Please check out this site...Kathy's Korner...I just love her lazy spoon..lots of great stuff here...

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Birthday Reminder Book




This is a kit from Annies Attic at http://www.creativewomanclub.com/...I joined thier kit of the month and this is the one I got for this month..I love it...very cute and useful...I can see so many different ways to make this I shall make more soon...nice gifts..

ABC Tin for my Grand-Daughter

I am making a coloring book bag for my grand-daughter that has a pocket on the front that holds the colors seperately and had some extra space so decided to make this to fill the spot. Check back for the color book bag ...it isn't complete just yet...but here is the flash cards..I hope to soon make number cards too....graphics used are from PCCrafter





Flash Cards

3 sheets white card stock
1 altoid tin
Small piece of matching ribbon
Allenes’s Tacky Glue
Laminate double side
Xyron adhesive

Graphics used: as follows

Cards: ABC’s by Lori Gardener
Frame: In the Classroom by Lori Sume
Background: Animal Ark by Kate Honavar

1.) Measure you altoid tin for card size. In graphics program bring up a rectangle the same size..Working with the ABC graphics design your individual cards..I got 4 across by 3 down on my sheet.
2.) Run each sheet thru laminator to laminate both sides
3.) Cut out all cards and front and back designs
4.) Affix the front cover to the front and the back cover to the back.
5.) Glue ribbon around tin on bottom have is desired..covers up any printing on the tin.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Bittersweet Day for Me....

Today was a bittersweet day for me, since loosing my dad, but I decided to make this the day that I try not to shove things out of my brain. To make this one of the days throught the year that I think of my dad all day long...we had so many good memories I could fill a lifetime, because he lived with me for a life time... his lifetime. so needless to say I had a wonderful day with my DAD..... I love ya dad, keep being my gaurdian angel ok.



and thanks for making it be the plug my freezer unit was plugged into that went bad and not my freezer full of food...I am so blessed. ...Happy Fathers Day.....with love from your Daughter...

Saturday, June 20, 2009

My Friend Gave Me a Blog Gift



My friend Brenda gave me the best award today...I am so glad she likes to visit my blog and hope you all will too..check her blog out and se that hers will make you smile also...I will be back later today to add some links of my new blog friends I would like to share this with...Thanks for thinking of me Brenda and come to visit me anytime. I will visit you often...lol...hugs
My Shares....with my friends


I noticed I have a message from my friend Eve in Puerto Rico...I was very excited to see you here Eve give me a shout one day soon ok...I still have the same schedule...

Friday, June 19, 2009

The Last of My Beautiful Show







for this year..it is getting to be 97º plus degrees everyday already here in Texas and my beauties just cannot stand up to that kind of heat for long...I am sad my beautiful show will be gone soon....then in the fall a whole other show will return...so until then this will be it. Gesh! now I probably will have to post crafts uh? lol..bet you all are glad for that. I do have several projects in the works so watch for this weekend some are on thier way....stop and enjoy the flowers today casue soon thier lucious smells will be gone ....

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

I Was Out Side Yesterday

When I first moved to my house my friends from Dallas helped me along my way to buying a new home. So in my front yard I planted a tree called a Crepe Myrtle, this is my friend Shirley's favorite tree...So I call my white Crepe Myrtle in the front yard Shirley and every year I send her a picture of my Shirley. She has moved to Casper, Wy where these won't grow. Since then I have planted 6 more crepe myrtles in my yard and a few are pictured below...look clear thru to the beautiful flowers I still have in bloom even know we have been in the high 90's for over a week now. And last but not least check out the size of that texas bug in my garden..YUK! YUK! YUK!







Lucky is out looking over my gardens...he is such a good watch dog and so very cute..I love him with all my heart....









Tuesday, June 16, 2009

WHHHHhhhhhat is This?



OMG! I went to check my tomato bushes today...I thought it got broken off in the hail storm we had..Well I thought wrong...this....this...this what ever it is has been eating away at my lushious tomato bush leaving none for me...if you can tell me what this is and how to prevent it please please leave me a comment...YUK!

Monday, June 15, 2009

Recipe for Swap


I did this recipe for a swap with a local group I am a member of. One of the requirements was to have a picture of the dish on your 8x8 page..I was perplexed how to do this so I come up with this idea. I like how it turned out ..We will have a luau party to crop next time and I will bring this dish to share..I hope you enjoy it also.graphics used are from PCCrafter.com

Sunday, June 14, 2009

A Birthday Gift to go with The Card Below

This is the gift I made to go with the birthday card below....I was going to just use the glass so the wall showed thru until she told me the color of her walls...wouldn't match at all...Suella and I scrapbook together often and found we both love the same piece of paper...often when I go to buy it they are all sold out..now I know why..She like me buys it all when she does see it...and since we both shop the same part of town you know where this story is going...lol...so when I need a piece and cannot find it I wil just call her up...hope she likes it..I loved how it turned out.





Friday, June 12, 2009

Birthday Present Card




I seen the graphics from Joy Hall sold on PC Crafter and this card came to mind. It is along the lines of the flower pot cards only its a gift. Also has a flip up graphic on the inside for your own personal message. I loved the colors. This can be yours if you go check out my etsy page. Make today a gift to those around you..
Directions:
Birthday Present Card


White card stock
Tape
Glue
Ribbon to match
Embroidery Floss to match
Pop Dots
Tiny whole punch
Scallop punch size 1 7/8”
Stickles- Optional
Graphics: It’s a Party by Joy Hall

1.) Size Graphics as follows:
FR Gift, jpg. 3.5 x 5
Powdered Flowers, bgd. 3.5 x 6.40
Round tag, jpg. 1.75 x 1.75
Cropped Fr Gift, jpg 2.90 x 2.5
It’s your Birthday jpg. 2.75 x 2.75

2.) In your graphics program I cropped the top off the present card to the size above, so it can be layered over the top only. You can also print the whole thing if you’d like.
3.) On present top card cut off purple out line on bother sides and bottom so it will fit into envelope/ box part.
4.) On Happy Birthday art cut to size. Place tape the length of the top part and adhere to back side - top side of card as shown, to work as a hinge for the flip up card, and attach to card as shown.
5.) With Pop dots adhere cropped piece to top of card for a 3-D affect
6.) Tie a big pretty bow and attach to top of present, punch round tag out with scalloped punch then punch a whole in top of round circle tag, tie on with embroidery floss to the bow on top. Let dangle
7.) Take Pink piece and fold in half glue sides so top card will easily slide into it.
8.) Cut ribbon to fit front to back on box bottom. Adhere so it looks like a present wrap see picture for guidance.
9.) Embellish with stickles if desired

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

What Makes Me Happy


This is the second page set we made using the tickled Pink Collection From AMY at closet to my heart. This one was very fun for me..I loved.loved. loved the flowers. What a great way to spend a day scrapbooking..I am usualy not a person who likes to use kits...but the ones I have tried from close to my heart are so beautiful...check out AMY's site and try one for yourself...I doubt you will be dissapointed..

A Sneek Peek into my Week



I am a member of a local scrapbooking group called Creative Outlet here in Fort Worth..you can find them thru Meet-Up We get together and crop the day away...Amy who is a Close to My Heart demonstrator runs classes sometimes....I took the class called Tickled Pink. I really like the flip pages you can attach directly on your page for more added pictures.... I am so glad I did cause I loved the papers so much and the projects we did also....I rarely scrapbook about me so this is a good deal..