Hey! I'm Deb 1 from NJ. I've been doing crafts for as long as I can remember. About 15 years ago I started scrapbooking, which lead to cardmaking about 2 years ago. I also have fun with vinyl and HTV. I'm a retired nurse, mother of 2 grown boys and have been married to my husband for 33 years

Hi This is Deb 2 I am from Essex Ontario Canada and have been in to card making for 6 yeas that lead to paper piecing and 3D papercrafting Also work with vinyl. I am a retired Animal Health Technician, single and the proud pet parent of 3 dogs and 1 cat

Monday 5 June 2017

Crafty Gals Corner Challenge #126

Hi everyone Up for a new challenge???  This week it's embossing over at Crafty Gals Corner

I used Santa's Letter from Star Stampz.   The Merry Chirstmas was hand written with the Versa Mark pen then added silver embossing powder.  It wa also my first time using the snow marker  to highlight the snow

Hope you join our Challenge over at Crafty Gals Corner Where we have the following sponsors  for the prizes

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Happy crafting 
Debs 2

Tuesday 30 May 2017

No Soliciting!

Do you get tired of the pesky door-to-door solicitors!  I'm not about where you live, but where I live, we get people selling anything from newspapers, to new roofs, to house renovations, and more recently some saying they can lower our electric bill!

Well,  a friend of mine who as a toddler, as well as a couple of dogs, is disgusted with these solicitors tool  She asked me to make a sign for her to display on her front porch to help discourage these solicitors.

With my friend, a door knock or door bell ring, started a chain reaction!  The dogs would start barking, which woke up the baby an made him cry, then you have a very unhappy mother!!
This is the sign we came up with! To my knowledge she hasn't had any further trouble with solicitors at her home.

This was a quick and easy sign to make.  I took a piece of 10 x 16 piece of wood, sanded it down so that it was really smooth.  Added a coupe of light coats of Golden Oak Stain and let dry.  While the board was drying I used my Silhouette Cameo and a piece of 651 Outdoor Adhesive vinyl to cut out the lettering.  I then applied the lettering to the sign and added a piece of deerskin leather to the top so that it can be hung!  And it's a quick way to make a sign when you have limited time!!

Thanks for looking, and as always, have a crafty day ~ Deb

Thursday 25 May 2017

First Grandson Onesies!!

I thought I was totally prepared with handmade HTV onesies for my soon-to-be arriving grandbaby. Well, I wasn't.

Two days ago, I was blessed with my first grandchild.....a grandson.  He was a big little guy. He weighed in at 9 lbs. 14 oz.

The onesies I had prepared in advance were size Newborn.  He was too big to fit into them lol.  So what does a new grandmom do?  She stays up all hours of the night to re-make the onesies in 0-3 months, a size which will fit him for a short time.

On top of that, my other son and his girlfriend also wanted to give the baby a handmade onesie, so I added that to my list of things to do immediately!

When I saw his little face, I knew some of the onesies I had made, didn't fit his little personality.  So these are the ones I made for my precious grandson.

Here are the ones that I made for my son and his girlfriend to give their new nephew.

We are definitely a blessed family.  Thanks for stopping by and have a crafty day ~ Deb

Tuesday 23 May 2017

HTV Shirt Day!

My niece was visiting a couple of weeks ago and she wanted to make some t-shirts for her and her husband.

Off to my craft room we go!  She wanted some summer/beach/boating themed shirts for them.  After looking in the Silhouette Design store and getting a few images, we also created some of our own images.

They boat a lot, so, of course, Boat Hair Don't Care was on the list.  Also on the list was a Beach Life Shirt, a couple of fishing shirts, and a shirt with their boat name on it.  We cut all the images out on my Silhouette Cameo, and heat pressed them on the shirts with my heat press.

My niece had soo much fun, she ordered a Silhouette Cameo and Heat Press for herself.  She is now enjoying the craft of HTV!!

Thanks for looking!  Have a crafty day!  ~  Deb

Summer Journal Page featuring Julie Nutting Doll Stamp

I finally purchased my first Dylusions Journal!  I was soo excited to get it I just had to do a page right away.

My favorite season is Summer and the Beach, so going with that theme, I started my page.  For the background, I used Tim Holtz's Distress Oxide Ink in Faded Jeans and Broken China.  I made a wave stencil and cut it out with my Silhouette Cameo.  I got out my Faber Castell Whipped Spackle and some blue acrylic paint.  I blended the two together to use with the stencil.  I placed the stencil over the page and applied the colored Whipped Spackle.

I knew I needed sand, so I went across the street to the beach and picked up a small jar of sand.  I mixed the sand with some Mod Podge just until all the sand was covered.  Using a spackle knife, I applied the sand to my journal page and pressed hard to make sure it stuck.  Then it was time to wait for the blue background and sand to dry.

While that was drying, I stamped my Julie Nutting doll on a piece of Julie's A4 Buff paper.  That is a great paper pad because it gives you several different skin tones.  For the clothes, I paper pieced them and glued them on.  The hair and hair band were colored using my Spectrum Noir markers.

Once everything was dry, I glued my girl so that her knees were in the sand.  I then added a couple of brass shell embellishments on the sand, and a sailboat in the distance.  The sentiment says it all!  "Simple Times".....they are the times I cherish while at the beach where you can forget everything and totally relax while listening to the sea.

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a crafty day ~  Deb

Crafty Gals Corner Challenge #124 Use 2 or more Designer Papers

Hello fellow crafters  Up for another challenge???  This week you have to use 2 or more designer papers.  This week i used the digi Spring Bumble Bee by Star Stampz 

This weeks sponsor are 

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Have a great week And craft On 

Deb 2

Easter Basket Lining and Onesie

I know this post is a little late, but better late than never, as my Mom always told me!

A friend of mine needed an Easter basket for her daughter.  She couldn't find a lined basket that she liked.  So, she bought a nice white basket and some really pretty fabric to make a liner.  Along with the basket and fabric, she also dropped off a onesie to be deisnged for Easter.

I had never made a basket lining before, so the first place I went was Google.  I don't know how I ever lived without Google!  You can find everything there!  I found directions on how to make a basket lining for a round basket, took the measurements I needed and cut the fabric.

The first part was to sew the bottom circle to the side fabric.  The side fabric had to be gathered some to fit the circle.  The next to sew together was the flap.  I measured twice and cut once for the front flap and back flap pieces.

The next to sew together was the flap.  I measured twice and cut once for the front flap and back flap pieces.  I pinned the flap pieces onto the lining just to be sure they were the right length.

Next on the agenda was personalization.  I put one of the flap pieces in my embroidery machine and added her name.

Then sewed the flap pieces to the basket lining and added some ribbon at the end of each flap so that it could be tied on the basket.

On to the onesie.  My friend had picked out a super cute Easter image for the onesie.  I purchased this image from Apex Embroidery and cut it out of Heat Transfer Vinyl.  Using my heat press, I pressed it onto the onesie.

My friend was extremely happy with both the basket and the onesie!!  That sure makes a girl feel good!

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a crafty day ~ Deb