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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....

Friday, July 31, 2009

Texas Stepping Stone


I made this to hold down my patio table in the high winds we get here in Texas... I have started a set of 6 stepping stones for my garden that will feature flowers from my yard, roses, iris, tiger lillies, daffodils to works...you will have to watch back for those..there is a Mosaic shop in Waxahacie , Texas I take all my friends to and we spend the day mosaicing and chatting away...everyone can do mosaics, so it is perfect place to accommondate all my freinds..this time we had kids along with us and they provided lots of talent and enertainment.

Saturday Surprise







Here it is again another week gone by...but also another chance to win a Tilda of your very own...check it out at All the Things I Love for you chance to win to....good luck.

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Healthy Recipe Swap


I joined a "Healthy Recipe Swap" with my local scrapbook ladies called Creative Outlet from meetup.com. Any ways my last few pages have been kinda plain and boring so I thought I would bust out with some color...And to me this is some color, the recipe is good also... I signed up and told them I was doing Barley Soup I can just see thier faces...YUK! Barley Soup....so this is my surprise, "Tropical Spinach Salad". I love swapping with these guys because

1.We will keep it going so I will have a very nice book full of recipes all in the same 8x8 pages.

2. I am hoping to add the pics of each lady to go with thier pages too..that will make this book perfect.

3. Lots of fun for me.


Thanks for taking a peak..let me know how well I worked with color please...

If you are in our area you can check out the local scrapbookers at http://www.meetup.com/ and find some fun ladies to scrapbook with.

Graphics from: PCCrafter

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Creative Space Blog Train

Hey Sketti Party Ladies......Follow this link to a "Creative Space Blog Train"..I am only half way thru, the inspiration over-whelms me...Some are so beautiful, others cluttered and inspiring...what ever your work space is....the creativeness shows in your style and creations. take a blog hop on this creative space journey beginning at MY Desert Cottage

I got an Award....




My friend Brenda from Brenda's Joy is always encouraging me in my blog journey. Today she gave me a blog award, what a kind way to say friendship and recognize what I love to do.. Thanks Miss Brenda for always supporting me and my blog home...Your friendship is a treasure ..Hugs.

Ok here are the rules for what I have to do to go along with this award I have to find my friends in blog land and let them know I have a special treat for them today...share to love...


Here are the rules for this award: To pick up the Circle of Friends Blog Award cut and paste the award logo and use it on your own blog. Nominate 5 other bloggers you feel have become part of your circle of friends. Link to your nominees within your blog post. Include these instructions on how to pick up the award in your blog post. Link back to the person who gave you the award in your blog post, to show your appreciation. Comment on their blogs to let them know they've received the award. So, while it may be hard for me to only pick five I will give this award to...

My Desert Cottage


Nita's Things


Hand Made and Heavenly


Gingers House

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Baby Boy Card


I made this card for a swap with one of my local groups... I got a boy card...seems everyone wanted to do girl cards...lol. So here it is , not so sure I like it..but I did make the cut file for it my self..couldn't figure out how to get the little triangle part to cut out thou. So I cut it by hand. I still have lots to learn when it come to my cricut and SCAL. but it sure made this go fast to be able to cut the cards on the machine... All in All I think it will work and I will have to ponder how to make it look better to my eye..not real sure what it is missing. Any Suggestions for me?

Friday, July 24, 2009

New Tilda Freebie....Check and See...




here is another chance for a Tilda freebie at All The Things I Love ,,,get your chance to win me one...I mean win one for you......lol

Whew!

Ever have one of those weeks where junk just keeps happening. I just had one, everyday something that consumed my time and made me exhausted..some good, some bad..boy I am glad my weekend is coming..this is vacation weekend....Vacation weekend is a term we use at my work cause we have abnormal days off and little real vacation..so when we are going to have fun all weekend we call it ..Vacation weekend. no work for me this weekend...just fun times with friends. Both days..Yeppie..I cannot wait to put this last week behind me.....Hope your week and your weekend find you having some fun too..hugs to my hugsisters that visit me here and to the rest of my new friends too...Make to day a great day.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Check Book Cover




I made this check book cover for a PCCrafter Sketti Night prize, it goes with the play checks I added the link Here. I added lots of gems and small details..the girls are raised with pop dots..I think it turned out realy cute..Hope you have fun with you little girls learning them how to shop..what every girl needs to know.


Graphics by: PC Crafter artists......Girls are by Tammy DeYoung at Aimee Ahser

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Fun Play Checks





I made these checks for Sketti night over at the PCCrafter board tonight at 7PM central time. I also made another prize but it is a secret.(PS pen not included)..good luck to whom ever wins this...watch for a later post for pics of that ...this will be one of many prizes CM2 (the hostess Ann) is offereing.. Please check in if you get the chance and join the party and your chance to win some fun things .. Directions for the checks come from here Just Something I Made....she has a template and complete tutorial for them...I love her site and loved this idea..since sketti was for shopping thought I would donate some fun.

Pants Hanger Project


Ok the original idea was made using a 5 tier pants metal hanger with the arms that swing out...well I couldn't find one of those so I devised my own idea. using the hanger and clips shown in the pics below. Thanks to the lovely ladies at PCCrafter they gave the location to find the hangers so I could finally remove this idea from my brain and into reality. That is always a good thing to me. Another project done. Best part of this is I used up some of the supplies I had purchased for my daughters wedding stuff and couldn't return. Yay! I don't feel so bad now.

Supplies:

Pants hanger purchased at Wal-Mart 3 to a pack for $2.50

I used upholstery fabric from JoAnn's

Marron ball tassel purchased at Jo Ann's

Marron 1" ribbon for bows purchased at Jo Ann's

Top button purchased at JoAnn's

Small buttons purchased at Wal-mart

Dangler Clips purchased at Jo Ann's ( info for these shown below)

Grill rack purchased at thrift store ...can get them at Wal-Mart, Lowes, Home Depot anywhere you can get grill replacement parts



I traced the hanger I had and made the pattern from paper, then cut out the fabric and assembled. wha-laa! my pretty ribbon hanger...I will make embroidery labels later on 1 for ribbon , 1 for lace..yep I need to make another one ...I am hoping to find racks that fit the width of the hanger.

Pants Hanger 3 for $2.50 at Wal-Mart



Isn''t she pretty...I have been using this for a couple weeks now..they get a bit tangled but not to bad..I love it enough I deorated it..lol..best thing is when not in use you can put a dress bag over it and hang it in the closet out of site and in a clean spot.

The Pretty Details

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Dangler Clips by Darice- Jewelry Designs skew# 1969-99 purchased at JoAnn's Store . $3.99 for 21 pcs. I used several coupons on these.

have fun.





Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Olive and Jam Jars


Have never looked so pretty..my friends are all into my recycle challenge...they have me a box at work that people deposit different things they want me to alter.. I got these jars from Anne Marie. 2 olive jars and 1 jam jar from a unknown donator. I made these in the decor to match my craft room. ( one day when it is decorated that is). I love, love ,love fu-fu as my mom and MJ call it. I like everything fancy and girly. So one is for ribbons bits, one is for favorite buttons, and the other is for lace bits. I love my can of flat spary paint and have used it several times this week. My cabinet handles used this very same paint. I used scrap papers from other projects like my remote control caddy posted earlier and pits of this and that..All papers come from Hobby lobby as well as embellishments used..So frugal I am. I have had this project in my brain for some time now, so glad to let it out. Have a great day.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Family Portrait


I am currently working on a pregnancy album of my daughter while she was carrying my first grandchild..every month we measured her belly and weighed her and took a belly shot...at 6 months we took a family picture with her belly showing...The rotty is her dog Kasey and the Pomeranian is my dog Lucky..Along with Dani and her belly shot.( psst! thats baby Danika in there) .this is our small little family at this time. This album is turning out so good I almost will not be able to give it up. So much work goes into our albums. I am sure baby Danika will one day treasure this journey that I documented so well..I so wish I could have don this with my grandson Devin too..but the miles between us made it impossible to accomplish.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Tilda Blog Candy




Check it out...isn't this card just beautiful...please check it out at All The Things I Love see her card and here blog candy givaway....I am hoping for my chance to own my very first tilda stamp....wish me luck K.


Hi Bev ...did you come to visit me?

Please Vote........




Ok I am very undecided now so I need your vote...Black or Bronze...lol...I like both...please help.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

A Little Bit of Scrappin




I did this page of my favorite subject. well one of them...he is so photgenic...My dog Lucky. this picture is actually bigger than life sized..he only weighs 3.5lbs...but he gives out 100 tons of love..he is getting older so I try to take pics of him when I can...he is truely womens best friend. Ask any lady that has visited my house and the wil tellyou of his charm. He will wink at the ladies when I ask him to...it is so very cute ..precious little boy he is...

Friday, July 17, 2009

I need your help


I purchased these filigere for my cabinets...I painted them black to match several of the things in my kitchen...I am in a dilemma if I should paint my handles back also...what do you think...

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Frog in My Garden


Here is my garden keeper, he is my garden frog. he waters my garden and Lucky every evening... I also have a friend named Mel that is getting married soon, they are combining households and she had about 50 yards of Tulle from doing wedding and floral works...she asked if I wanted it and I said sure not knowing exactly what I would do with it...well right away I figured out one use...the birds are eating my tomatoes like crazy...so I devised this netting to keep them away..it works wonderfully well and adds a bit of wimsy to my garden..what do ya think,.....lol...I need to make me a thing to hold a tarp over the entire top of my garden for shading to carry my garden thur two cycles here. that will be my fall project I believe. I want to eat my own tomaotes and not share.. I am stingy that way......