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....
I did a card swap at PC Crafter it has been awhile since I did anything with the messages boards I have been involved in...so thought I would give it a go again...hook up with some of the ladies I used to talk with. I decided since its so close to Valentines I would make one for this holiday...
The Example we had to go by
The card I made
The Card and tablet I recieved
I love doing swaps...I get to see new techniques. make new friends and get a mixture of cards to use thru out the year.....DeeDee
I joined these ladies to help raise money for the People and Doctors in Haiti....this has been such a disaster for these people and they need our help....TODAY! so please stop by both these links provided and do what you can to help..Donate something or buy something it all goes in the same pot of gold....Please Help.
it doesn't have to be anything big...just something....the coaster sold right away.....I will be making a few more..All proceeds go to Craft Hope for the Doctors of Haiti....thanks for looking, please visit these sites...and please partcipate....They really do need our help...
My Friend Brenda is such a special lady....she has given me encouragement and support since the beginning of my blog....I love her. Thanks so much Brenda..she knows I always have at the very least 101 things on my platter for the day...cause thats how I roll....lol...I really wish I could give it right back to you Brenda. She is one awesome lady....you guys step on over to her place and you will see as I do....
I have decided that these 3 ladies really knock my socks off...when I need prayer I know that I can count on these gals here!! So I am passing this award on to them. And I really do appreciate you being in my corner when I need you!!
You all have given me support, ideas, encouragment, kindness, friendships, I could go on and on...wanted to say Thanks so much to each of you
My Freind Jose' asked me to make something for his wife for Valentines Day....he wanted it in purples which is not my normal colors to work with and he wants to buy her jewelry ..great Guy uh!... well here are my supplies , with tones if lilac and whites
and I made it all into this
The Jewel Box
The Bud Vase
The Small Details
The Set...I need to make a card to got with yet...
This bud vase can be hung with a suction cup on her special mirror, the car window, the computer monitor or any special picture they choose....these are my favorite things to make...I just love them...hope he does too...will gift wrap them all up in a tulle' wrap and lilac ribbons... Happy Valentines to you!!
My Friend Anna asked me if I could make her a set of tooth fairy boxes...one for the tooth to be presented to the tooth fairy and the other to save the childs teeth in...I know the second is not for everyone but many, many moms do it.. So I set out to make some fun designs that he might like. I used graphics from PC Crafter to accomplish my goal. I love how his box turned out and the mom one is flat and kinda plan beacasue it will be hidden for several years....one day he can join them and use as he likes...I might need to make one of these for my little man...I made a awesome one for my granddaughter it isn't in a tin but another recycled project...will show it at the end of this one.....
this one is made for my granddaughter....
if you know where I can find these flat beads like this I sure would love some more of them..
hail to the tooth fairy...I need to make banks to go with these uh...lol.
I did a whole class/crop decorating altoid tins with a local group I am in ...so you will get a few samples in the next days of what I did with each of them..I like to work with the origianl color of the altoid tin sometimes.makes crafting lots easier this way..... these were both made for the wife and daughter of my altoid tin donator. Thanks Mr. Bell you are wonderful to help me recycle these boxes...so here are the ins and outs of these boxes....I love these papers and do many things with them..I cannot believe I missed the paper sale at Hobby Lobby...I need more ...lol...
start you day off with altoids....that is my little advertisment...lol...anyways have fun crafting with the boxes.....
P.S. doesn't it kind look like my cigar box...I used my left over supplies...cool uh....
Its getting that time of year...when we show love and affections for one another...My granddaughter is in Pre-K and has 17 little freinds in her class...I made this tin to hold her Valentines and the tin will become a gift for the teacher ...I love that I have little ones to craft for again..thier holidays are so much fun....Happy Valentines my Friends...DeeDee
I had the best time tonight with my meetup group Girlfriends of Mid-Cities. We went to the Art Castle There we got to try out a potters wheel...I have never done this before...I used heavy consentration to make Lucky a new dog bowl...lol....actually I started out wanting to make a cup or a vase..it ended up a bowl..heres how..
We started out making a meatball...according to Monika..lol
Then on to mounting our clay to the wheel.
And a bit of Cottling ofthe clay
Then more cottling and the Karate Chop techinque
gives you the base to do this techinique..bad student forgot what it was called, but then more cottling
here is my bowl before the lift techinque
and a bit more cottling and the C techinque
After alot of cottling, lifting and smoothing
here is my completed bowl ready to dry and fire
ok I know they don't look much different, it is becasue I wasn't good at the lift...lol..actually I got it then I wrecked it just as fast...wasn't as easy as it looks...I will get it next time..yes next time because I will return to make another...then they have a class called Racu...I need to do that too...then they also work with glass and I need to try that some too...lol...I loved this place, Miss Betty and Miss Tracy were awesome to work with...so check out the link to thier place and if you are local ...stop in and check the place out...you just might find yourself having a bit of fun too.
I have to wait for this to be dried and fired before I can paint it....so check back in February to see my fancy art work....check out the Art Castle in the mean time while you wait...have a great weekend
Valentine...I was at my local scrapbook store named Anthologies this last week to see the premier of thier new crafts for January and February, while there I got in on a free make-n-take ...this is the card we did...isn't it cute...cute ...cute....
So I had to add my version, in my style...not that I don't like thiers, casue I do...but I had to be creative in my own way...I loved how it turned out...I would make a few changes if I did another...but I only have two to send out so I am covered for this year...
and here they are together....can you see the difference my spin made...anyways great idea, I had fun making them both....Happy Valentines
Highland Feather Down Touch ™ Feather Bed from Living Rooms Direct. My friend Tyler sent me this product to review and share with you all... I have been using this for a week now and I must say I was very optimistic. I had a feather top I purchased in Germany while living there....so I kinda new what to expect...I wasn't dissappointed!!!.... this is a wonderful sleep experience..These keep you nice and cozy ,one temperature all night long...yes you do get a feather poke here and there but not like one would think....it doesn't take away from this products quality and the good night sleep you will recieve in return.. I reccommend this and other products From Tyler's site to you my friends...check it out at the very least and see if there is something he can help you out with..Tell them I sent you...enjoy your shopping...DeeDee
My Guest Bathroom....has so much personality...I just love so many things in there..here are some of the clean highlights.....It looks so much better this way too...and smells so wonderful too...all ready for a visitor..This is my best shot at Shabby Chic Decor
Welcoming Bath Towels
My Rose Details
A spot for your treasures while you bath and special lotions to smooth your senses with aromatheraphy
Some Serenity if you need it
Lots of fun rose details
this will soon be distressed black with rose details..come on warm days..I got me some great new brushes to try out...review on these to come later on
these don't match but they are my favorite thing I had given my parents many years ago, I love them
I love this room, even know I rarely use it...I save it for freinds and family to have thier own space while visiting... on to my next room..What will it be..the Master Bath, The Entry Hallway or the Laundry Room...ummm...it all needs cleaned..and needs to be done before Spring so I can work on my yard and my garden this year.....I hope you are still on course with your resolution...I am off to craft for the evening...DeeDee