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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....

Monday, May 31, 2010

Summer Wind Chime

We went to ladies night at the Merry Go Round Glass Shop again....I just love this..I haven't got to craft much lately but this place gives you all you need for your project except for the plate..and it is geared to be done in about 2 hours...I loved these wind chimes when I seen them in the shop...so very glad she made them for a class...I am now wondering what will we do in June....ummm..Oh Vicki what will it be....

anyways here is my chime...it is so humid in Texas even in the morning hours hard to get a clear picture ...sorry about that.






I even found beautiful piece of jewelry to hand on my chime...tehre onthe bottom connected to the clear beveled piece...

Complete and ready to hang out side under cover of course..


I had fun foraging around for cute little plates for us all the use...Goodwill, Salvation Army, local thrift stores...I think some one got ther before me casue I had a hard time of it...

I love the glass shop and having fun with  my freinds....stay tuned for the June project to come soon...

DeeDee



Thursday, May 27, 2010

Look What I Added


 I added some fun vintage items to my ETSY Shoppe.... I have so much more to add but time runs out when your having so much fun....please do check it out...I added 25 new things this time around can you find them all....









some fun stuff coming please check again right  Here

Thanks for letting my borrow the beautiful dress fom Sandy

Happy Shopping
DeeDee

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Matchbox Swap

        I finally got my match box from the matchbox swap I posted about Here. I got this one from Karen at PCCrafter and OMG! did I sqeal with excitment when I seen the goodies inside...lovely old sewing stuff.....it is just my style too and look at the matchbox itself...so Lovely...Karen if you follow my blog at all..thanks so much I love it all..










these are not repo's..they are actually old items...lovely.


DeeDee

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Mosaic Fun at the glass shop

 I attended another fun Thursday Ladies Night out at   Merry Go Round Glass Center. Vicki and Larry are so much fun to be around and learn from if you are local here is the shop info

Merry Go Round Glass Center
3021 Lackland Rd. - Ft. Worth, TX 76116 - 817-763-0589
E-mail Me! stainedglassday@yahoo.com -
Store Hours: Always Closed Sun & Mon, Tue & Fri, 10-6; Wed & Thurs 10-8; Sat 10-3

 I went with my friends Gayle and Sandy and we had a very fun time...I made a dragon fly glass block bank for my grandson



and me displaying it...lol

cheesy I know.



I still need to grout it and finish the back...I could have made this to be a small lamp , or night light also...
I will surely be going back here for more fun soon...if you stop by or choose to join us one Thursday night call Vicki and tell her DeeDee sent you..she will get you what you need to have a fun night crafting with glass.
Hope to see ya there one Thursday.


DeeDee

Monday, May 24, 2010

PCCrafter Card Swap


        I did a very fun swap over at PC Crafter Message board...I recieved some very lovely cards from Gem, she has a website called Gem's Cottage where you can find some fun graphics along with the ones she used for my cards today...so please take a look see at my beauties I recieved... I was only supposed to recieve two cards...only two.






but I also got these









and this stuff to make more if I wanted too



I just loved them all..this graphic is avaliable on her site  Gem's Cottage so go check it out and see what inspires you there..

Gem thanks for my lovely...no wait very lovely cards and spare parts..I loved this swap and your work is stunning to say the least...so professional...adn so polished

DeeDee

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Baby Boy Scrapbook Pages


              One of the ladies at our crops with meet-up group Scraping for Lives is having a baby boy soon...So we all got together to make her a baby's first year album... I got 7 months page set..they sent us her nursery colors and style and some personal info for this...I picked papers in the room colors and come up with the two pages that follow....


Page 1



the details



Page 2



the details



I cannot wait to see the book finsihed..this is a great gift idea..I sure could have used this...been awhile since I scrapbooked too...need to get back to it soon..

enjoy your day.

DeeDee

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Blogland ATC Swap


     I joined a swap with my friend Donna over at Brynwood Needleworks  ..I still need a few to sign on under me to keep this swap going...email me for info if you want to have some fun with us...

but she sent me this one as a thanks you for singing on under her....



and the back side



it is so beautiful...I have done many ATC swaps and never have till now recieved one made with fabric..I just love it and thanks for letting me join in on the fun Donna...and thanks so much for this beautiful card for my collection. Love the actual playing card on the back..

Now ladies if you wanna join the fun and collect some awesome ATC cards from all over the place.. drop me a note and I will send you all the info...you only have to make 6 ATC cards your self and will get many in return...
you know you wanna play too.!!!


DeeDee

Friday, May 21, 2010

Wedding Day.....


 This day started out early since the wedding was at 11AM sharp and we had a 1/2 hour drive to get there..in Salix, IA   I mean Sloan, IA....family joke with this one..lol..

we all were very excited and ready to go...The kids look so beautiful and handsome in thier hand made outfits..Thanks Again Gayle and Sandy for helping me out here..... look at littleman (Devin's) smile ...so precious

onto the church to get the Bride ready...here she is with her Maid of Honor Darcey



oh my and look at her hair, veil and flowers with a Tiara too.

beautiful for real
 (she should have been a hairdresser I tell ya)


and Little Miss Danika the Flower girl



we are ready for the walk as Danika called it..

first we have the ring bearer, Devin just wanted to give that pillow to some one...anyone that would take it...he knew his job well..lol



then the flower girl Danika being shy and beautiful with her long stem rose



then the moment...the Bride and her Father. She was so happy to be with him


I am glad they were there together, she brought a tear to my eye...ok maybe a few tears starting now...She is so Beautiful



then the ceremony begins, Look at her dress and Gabe....he is always looking at her...it is so sweet



onto the Vows. the 1, 2's and 3's of being married
Always remember them Danielle and Gabe....



and what Danika had been waiting to see....

The Kiss and the Dip...



and next comes the funny part of the wedding ...there is one at every one and you know it...When he dipped her and kissed her ,a bit of his snot dropped into her nose and she snorted it back to him...is this the new way to consemmate the marriage?...I don't know but here is the result of that exchange..

the Nose Wipe...



now to introduce the married Couple...

Mr. and Mrs. Gabriel Riley




Onto the outside for some Family and Wedding Party Pics

My friend Dee took most of the pics for this wedding with all I had going on I new she would do a good job, and I finally just got to be the Mom..


Gabe and Danielle Riley



Gabe Riley (groom) Darrin Marks (best man)
Danielle Johnson-Riley (bride) and Darcey Irwin (maid of honor)



The Riley's




A Father and Son



A Mother and Daughter



the Riley Family as One



Ok the best part now..the reception...off we go clackers and all..
note to self next time make the strings a bit shorter..when they hit the highway ...the clackers hit the back window and about broke it...lol..
All in fun and tradition




the kids





A Soldier and his Bride,,,with family in tow





Gabe is getting deployed to Aphganistan in early August along with his best man Adam...please keep them in your prayers for saftey and a quick return to this lovely family

Party Time

Gabe's mom Karen works for a sign company so she had this sign made just for them



The Cake

 look at the hearts that match...Thanks Karen, this also turned out lovely and the catering was right on..just what we needed to settle this day.



now...The Cake Smash Incident



she got him good



she can tuck and run well ..she almost got out of it...



not sure what happened to the toast pics will add them if I can find them

and then the happy family all settled and in relax mode for the day
love the loosened tie and barefeet....hehehe!




      We had one more small ceremony we wanted to attend...might seem weird to some but for us it was perfectly natural..we headed to the Cemetary to visit my parents..Danielle's grandparents...they so wanted to see these kids grow up....since my Dad always kept my petal in his wallet..if you seen my earlier post about this...I wanted to share hers with him also...so we set free some of the special rose petals in the wind for my dad to grab one...they were gone in a flash so we know where they went...my favorite picture..




so there you have it...the short story of a wedding between my two kids.. I have known Gabe since he was about 15 or 16 and have watched him grow to be the man that married my daughter...I love him lots and respect him more...his is the father of my grand children and the man that makes my daughter happy...soon a soldier off to fight for our freedom...please keep him in your prayers.

now a fun thing just for him...his friends had a fun time at his bachlor party and gave him this as a gift..



LMAO!!!! for real...


and then my project I hope one day to be involved in....

Danika's Dream Wedding..
she is already dreaming of that day




and lastly I want to thank my special friend Dee for taking all my pictures for me and just being there as my family...I am so very blessed to have her in my life and we all love her lots..



thanks to every one who joined us this day...to Gabe's parents for helping to make this all happen.to Danielle's dad for making the day special for her..and thanks for a blessed day I got to be part of....Until one of my grand-kids gets married I am on to other things...so check back soon..


DeeDee