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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, January 25, 2013

Modeling Paste Challenge

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Hi Y'all

I joined in on a fun challenge from


It offers a new technique
taught by


Check out the Technique 

Angela Holt Designs

Then hurry back and see how I used this 
Technique on my design

I know I Know!!!
A Little on the dark side. I was inspired by one 
I seen and had to give it a try since 

1. I had all the supplies
2. I need this texture to do it
3. I wanted to play with this stuff badly
4. I wanted to be different than the others.

So I was way different!!!!

Here we go with my Skully Guy

I covered the Altoid Box with the new modeling paste
That I had colored a dirt color and added a bit of sand for added texture
I cut up my Glittery Skully Guy and added him to the top


Then I painted him all white


Then I started my distress and staining technique

I love how this looks
the little glitter shards actually make it look like
Wet Mud



Side view offers a little rest in piece (R.I.P)
I stamped into a piece of copper


The top View


I still need to do the inside
But am undecided what
I really wanted to use this for


So there ya have it.. I had tons of fun working on this
The new Modeling Clay so fun to work with
And fairly cheap and easy to make.

Check out all the entries at



Join in and try it out yourself
Its a fun mess to get into...

Happy Crafting.
DeeDee








Wednesday, January 23, 2013

A Challenge for My Friends

Hi Everyone...

Last year I went shopping and found a pile of 
Embroiderer Hearts.
That looked like this
I thought how fun is this



I mailed one each out to several of my sewing friends 
As a challenge just for fun
To see what they would make
With this fun little heart
Didn't want it back just wanted them to have fun with it.

I had two responses.

One From 



One From





As you can see they conspired together
To make me a gift
That they sent back to me.

Their post about this made my eyes cry out all the tears.
They were so very sweet to me..

Such a cute set of Ornaments I now have



I had my lil lucky dog put down this past year
Man it was hard on me
And I got a new lovely Named Chuck
To come live with Bentley and I

The is one of the sweetest , personal gifts I have ever received
It really touched my heart
And I love these two ladies Lots!!

Shirley sent me a pile of goodies to go with it



And I also made a item with the little heart

I made a credit card holder


Even know I have no credit cards.


I think I will use it for my grandies pictures.
What do your think??

I had fun with my little hearts
and seeing the fun my friends had
Priceless!!!

Deb and Shirley
Thanks from the bottom of my heart.
I love you both

Happy Crafting
DeeDee






Sunday, January 20, 2013

No-Reply Bloggers




Oh my dear sweet blogging friends.  It causes me untold stress when I receive a comment or question and I cannot answer it because there is no email attached to the comment.

That my friends is a
no-reply blogger.
You may be one and do not even know it!
Here is how to check and/or fix the situation.

FIRST~~ Go to your dashboard. On the top right corner you will see your blog name. 
Click the ARROW for the drop down menu.

SECOND~~Click BLOGGER PROFILE.

THIRD~~ In the upper right hand corner you will see in the orange box the words EDIT PROFILE, click it!

FOURTH~~ On that page make sure the box Show my email address is CHECKED.

FIFTH~~~ The most important step of all, scroll all the way down and click SAVE!!!  if you do not hit SAVE nothing will change.

All done!

I got this help Via Jane's Fabrics and Quilts


I asked to feature her post so you my friends can no longer be

A No-Reply Blogger
I will be able to thank you for visiting me
How cool is that??

Hope this Helps
Thanks Jane for leading the way for us

Oh Happy Day
DeeDee

P.S. this entire post was brought to us Via Jane at Jane's Fabrics and Quilts



Friday, January 18, 2013

Grow Your Blog with Vicki







Hi Everyone
Its me DeeDee owner and curator of DeeDee's Craft Spot

I started my blog several years ago for an outlet
For All the fun stuff I love to create and create and create...
Crafting and Creating are a part of my everyday life


Most of my blog is my place to share
I have tried many different places to share
Message Boards,Facebook Groups, Photobucket
All of these were filled with drama, 
Or some other Not so fun stuff

So my blog was born... 
Here it is just me
And all of you...

I love the comments left by my followers 
Who really want to share
With me .. 
And I love to be able to post what ever is 
My fancy for this day

I have been blessed
With many of my current friends thru blogging
So you could say
This venture has  been an 
Awesome experience 
For me!!

I work in the rail road industry and work wonky hours
My job is a challenge everyday
But ya know what .. I love it!!
But it leaves me on a different stress level 


I need to relieve the masses in my brain
I am sure you can relate..

My brain is consumed with Creating
In everything I do
I have been away for a bit due to medical issues
Now I hope to return to my place
To Share and Create.
And share it with you

I hope you can join me too.. 
I have some fun places I create thru
With some very fun ladies too
I will share those as I go


I met Vicki thru three of my friends

One is a local friend and fellow crafter

Sue Kosac
I am going to retreat with her soon.. 
She treated me with this
Gift...and I cannot wait!!!. 

And another is a blog-land friend named Deb from


I have known her for several blog-land years..
She is a creative influence indeed
She leads me to fun new projects often


And also another blog-land friend named Tammy from


She Lives in Kuwait.. and is a lovely soul
So very caring and shares her adventures in life

So Vicki and I are connected in ways we didn't know of until now.

I also joined in on another venture with Vicki from her blog


This is in support of Breast Cancer and you can join in too
Check it out at the link below
I am working on mine as we speak
Its for a great cause!! and can happen to any of us






If this all doesn't peek your interest follow the blog hop to meet tons and Tons of fellow bloggers and soon to be friends.
Meet Vicki and see all the lovely eye candy you can imagine thru her
Creative side.. you won't want to miss this.,..
Trust me!!!..

This is why I started my blog .. to Create, to Share and to
 Make new Friends
Will you be my next new friend??

My friends span the world
And I get to craft with them everyday.!!!
What more could a girl want

Here on my blog you will see mostly my crafty creations
A bit about my boys
Bentley and Chuck


Once in awhile a little bit of personal stuff sneaks in too.
I hope I can get into video so I can make tutorials
I love to watch them and I love to teach
So this will be a perfect combination for me...
Its my goal

So hop on over to 


To meet Vicki, she will lead you to so much more


WAIT!!!! There's More!!



I also am offering a small giveaway to all who leave a comment
This is a lovely shopping bag hand made by me
Just for one lucky you
Please leave comment with a
 Email address for me to contact you
And I will choose by random.org 
a winner
On February 1st. 2013




Thanks for visiting me today.. 
Happy Trails



DeeDee







Thursday, January 17, 2013

Zippered Coin Purse Swap

 Earlier this year I joined a swap over at


This was her first time for this one
And it was very fun
We had to make a 

Zippered Coin Purse

I got paired up with 


Joan made me the cutest bag. 
I never would have thought to use the clear Vinyl...
I just love it


Then she made me some matching goodies for inside too
I have used this for many small trips to the doctors office
Holds all the little things I need.. and easy to find  too


She wanted from me a smaller coin purse that would
Fit inside her purse..
I cannot say I have ever made a coin purse before
So I was perplexed
Swaps always make me a little jittery
I want them to like it

So here is the one I sent her
It also can hold her keys


I like how it turned out
Wish I had done one for me too

Check them all out in the Flickr Group


Ya Know
I was doing some pondering
I have done many, many swaps
I wonder where all my stuff has ended up
Are they treasures in someones Collection?
Were they sent on as gifts
Are the in a Goodwill or OP shop as the Aussies call them?
I know I have sent out tons of my hand work
To all kinds of people
Little bits of me everywhere

I need to get some labels for my stuff
This just hit me one day
Where is it all
And no one knows who made it.



Until we meet again
Happy Crafting
DeeDee



Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Better Late then Never....right!

I am so far behind on my blogging
I have had medical issues the last two years 
That has really kept me away.
I try to participate in my favorite swaps
That happen every so often..

One being a swap with


I have done several swaps with her and her friends
And they always turn out lovely
Take a look for your self..


This first one is from
Denise
A lovely button garland
And a special little stocking
Just for me..
Can you say Love...


This one is from Debbie
She did this little lovely tree
All hand stitched with button ornaments
Just Darling


This one is from my long time Blogland friend


She did this machine stitched little lovely
Pillow Ornament
Her card inside with Tags Picture sure made me smile too

Then she added a fun little gift of
Honey from her local market

Yummo!!


One last one
There were 5 of us in our group

This one from Renee

She did a beautiful hand stitched 
Mandala shaped Ornament 
And shared with us some 
Fun handmade earrings too..
This is really beautiful in person..
Wish I could great good pictures of them all


And last is
 The one I sent out
Ofcourse it is Pinterest inspried.
I love that place
I shared my heart which each of the ladies.
And saved one for me too


And a little extra while I was playing in the buttons.


I always have fun with my swaps at Laurie's place
Check out her fun at


Then on another note


Also gifted me another giftie this year too
I cannot let my thanks pass by
As I am truly thankful for this

The Original lil Cricut..


Is that over the top Crazy awesome or what!!!
Thanks Miss Donna
I love it and you too. 

Well I know Christmas is over and passed
But for me I need to catch up and say thanks
To these lovely ladies
For Swapping with me

Merry late Christmas

DeeDee







Tuesday, January 8, 2013

A Reason, Season or a Lifetime



I'm sending this to you to see how
Many actually read their e-mail.

Your response will be interesting.

Pay attention to what you read.

After you have finished reading it, you will know the reason it was
Sent to you..

Here goes:
 







People come into your life for a reason, a season or a lifetime.

When you know which one it is, you will know what to do for that
Person...

When someone is in your life for a REASON, it is usually to meet a need
You have expressed.

They have come to assist you through a difficulty, to provide you with
Guidance and support,

To aid you physically, emotionally or spiritually.

They may seem like a godsend and they are.

They are there for the reason you need them to be.

Then, without any wrongdoing on your part or at an inconvenient time,

This person will say or do something to bring the relationship to an
End.

Sometimes they die. Sometimes they walk away.

Sometimes they act up and force you to take a stand.

What we must realize is that our need has been met, our desire
Fulfilled, their work is done.

The prayer you sent up has been answered and now it is time to move on
 







Some people come into your life for a SEASON, because your turn has
Come to share, grow or learn.

They bring you an experience of peace or make you laugh.

They may teach you something you have never done..

They usually give you an unbelievable amount of joy..

Believe it, it is real. But only for a season.




LIFETIME relationships teach you lifetime lessons,

Things you must build upon in order to have a solid emotional
Foundation..



Your job is to accept the lesson,

Love the person and put what you have learned to use in all other
Relationships and areas of your life.

It is said that love is blind but friendship is clairvoyant. 





Thank you for being a part of my life,

Whether you were a reason, a season or a lifetime..
 






Send this
To every friend that you have on-line,

Including the person who sent it to you.

0 Replies - you may need to work on your 'people skills'

2 Replies - you are nice but probably need to be more outgoing

4 Replies - you have picked your friends well!

6 Replies - you are downright popular

8 Replies or More - you are totally awesome

(and that's probably why you're on MY list) 

Your turn now...
Even if I only get one reply
I know I am blessed in many ways

I Hope you all know you are special to me
Today
Tomorrow
and for
 Always..
Hugs

This never gets old to me every time I read it.
DeeDee

 

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Happy New Years Day 2013




Happy New Year 2013 Everyone

This year on New Years
I wanted a fun post
So I decide to post the things
I have changed this year...
Out with the Old and In with the New!!!

I am sure there has been more then
What I have posted here
But these are the ones that really stuck out to me

And these items really show my age as well ... Yikes!!

The first is :

Bowls:

I have had these Mushrooms design bowls 
Since my wedding in 1982
They are real Pyrex!!!
Not Knock offs.. 
Did we know what knock offs were 
Way back then? 
I had the lids to go with all three sets 
Until our return home from 
Berlin, Germany 
Where we were stationed for 4 years
All the lids gone on arrival...




I have now replaced with brand spanking new
Pampered Chef models
Bamboo and  Stainless Steal



The next item I also received for my wedding back in 1982

A Crock Pot:

This crock pot is so very well used and loved
I just hate to see it go
But it has recently started to burn my 

Home Made Chicken Noodle Soup

I cannot have that happen
So Christmas Black Friday brought to me
A new Replacement $10.00 Crock pot.
They just don't feel the same...

All nice and shiny and Bright


The next item on my list is a more personal item
But I seriously wouldn't be giving this up
If they didn't stop selling part of it.. 
The part you need the most too.. Yikes!! What!!

I must say thou the new Version 
Given to me by my daughter
Was a huge difference too
It worked awesome
Why had I never changed or tried new ones???

I like my RUT!! that's why.. Silly me

My Razor:

Cannot  get the blades anymore.. 
WHAT!
WHAT!
crying face...


Can you believe this
Forever I have had these items it is so hard 
To let them go
Even know they have been replaced they still live in my cupboards
I cannot let go
They lasted longer then the Marriage did by many years...

Please my friends give me strength to let go of my past
And move onto the future..
In more ways then just items.
In my thoughts, in my actions
In People who aren't good in my life

In my Hair Style at the very least

Please make this a year for me to try new and fun things
And live life more.

I hope the same for you too...

Also am I the only person who saves these?


My Desk Calendars with my years worth of history in them

I think these are the new Smash books don't you?
They have everything I have done for a year in it.
What better journal...

I hope at least last years can be my first one
What a fun way for my kids to later read what
My daily life was all about
We live apart...
They really have no idea..


Tell me is this a good idea?
Should I work on this thru the year?

All in all 
Out with the OLD  In With the NEW
At my house this year..

Happy New Year and good luck with all the resolutions you take on

Lots of change in store for me and the boys this year

Be Safe

DeeDee


P.S.  Our secret >>>I still have the toaster from my wedding day 
and it is still working well..  
Not all change has happened yet... hehehe!