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Can You Get Enough Lisa?

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I can't! Lisa Falduto picked up the Dare to Guest Design for Debby's Dream Studio using Jenni Bowlin and Maya Road Foundations. Here is another creative project that I totally love.



The teacher in me wants to point out the clean lines she created with the pattern on the mirror. You can use this same design for matting, for scrapbooking a page and even creating art. It is symmetrical with wonderful points that draw your attention to detail. Did I say I love it? I do.
Along with Maya Road Pins and Maya Road ribbon do you see spy Fiskars?
I have to tell you how much I love hand cutting my pattern paper. It looks like Lisa is using her Fiskars Scissors here also.

Thank you Lisa! Be watching as more creative projects continue to come from Lisa and the Jenni Bowlin/Maya Road Foundations.
If you leave Lisa a comment on Paper Fashionsand say "Debby sent me" you can be in a drawing at Paper Fashionsand I'll look for those who mention "Debby" for a drawing here at De…

All About You in 52, Week 39!

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Weddings occupy a lot of my thoughts. We are in count down mode for Adam and Vanessa's wedding. 13 Days! Company will be descending a few days before. Bridal Shower, Bachelor party, Bachelorette party, all the last minute details! AGH.......

I wonder what Vanessa's dad is thinking right now. He's giving away his daughter. Jimmy will be giving away our daughter in a few months. Imagine trusting another man to love and honor your daughter as much as dad has cared and protected her. That is a huge leap of faith.

My dad did not do so well about giving me away. When we announced to mom and dad that we were getting married, dad asked Jimmy lots of questions. A little later that night dad cornered me and told me to make sure this is what I wanted and that Jimmy was the one I am to marry. He wasn't in the least joking. Then I learned years later that dad went down to Uncle Max's house to talk to him and he sat and cried. It is a true leap of faith to giveaway your child to a…

Introducing Debby's Dream Studio Guest Designer

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I have to tell you every since I "met" Lisa online through Fiskateers, running into her over at Cosmos Cricket and then designing for Fiskars I have marveled at her creativity. I had the privilege of meeting her in person once at CHA and she is the dearest and sweetest person. I want to welcome Lisa Falduto as our Guest Designer for Debby's Dream Studio and Debby's Dare.
I sent Lisa a box full of challenges with our new Jenni Bowlin and Maya Road Foundation. I want to share a little teaser now and you will have to come back a see all that she has created!

Lisa Falduto (Paper Fashions Blog)
All my life I have been surrounded by crafters!  Everything from fabric, wood, and paper has been woven into my life, a heavy influence drawn from my parents while growing up. I’ve dabbled in candle making, counted cross-stitch, sewing, woodworking, knitting, crocheting, painting, etc. I’ve enjoyed each craft I have tried and have learned so many creative things along the way.



Paper…

A Quickie!

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I'll be announcing a new Design Guest for Debby's Dream Studio this evening, but I wanted to get the news out about Oh, Scrap.



Oh, Scrap is located at the South Carolina, North Carolina border in Charlotte. Jen Diaz, owner, is awesome as well as her Paper Boutique. It is full of all things fun. Jen is hosting a free crop at Oh, Scrap tomorrow starting at 10 am.


I'll be there doing demos and a free make-n-take WITH at least one of the new products from Fiskars...hint, hint....




Come and crop or come on by to do a make-n-take and check out all the new products Jen has gotten in just for YOU. I'll be there from 10:00 until 2:00.


All things being equal I'll be back at AC Moores in Columbia, South Carolina for a great demo featuring EK Success products...Fall.....it looks great! Lots of glitter, so bring the kids. I'll be there 3 until 5!

Whew, busy day tomorrow.


Come back this evening for a great evening of creativity!!!

Gratitude
1. Strength
2. friends

Debby's Dare Demo Day!!

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I've been working all day to get all this together. But don't let me fool you, I've had the time of my life with Glimmer Mist, Alcohol Inks, Stickles and more. I think I must get high on the smell of it all. LOL


Our spotlight is on our Seven Gypsies and Mommy and Me Guest Designer, Sudie Alexander of "jumpcreate." She was kind enough to take photos of how she put together necklaces for her daughters using our Bottle Caps.





The demo is using bottle caps to make a Christmas Frame and a Halloween Frame. If I would have had more frames I would have kept going. I loved every minute of crafting. I can't wait until my granddaughters come over and we are going to do some together.



The video is in two parts, but it's chalk full of little techniques I hope you will like. Leave a comment on what you liked.








SPECIAL AT DEBBY'S DREAM STUDIO. I have put together 4 "all together" Mommy and Me Craft Kits. Only 4. There are bottle caps and "fixin's" …

All About you in 52, Week 38

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Weddings are on the brain. I can't help it. My son is getting married in less than 3 weeks, my daughter is getting married in April. My mind is swimming with details and memories of my own wedding more than 30 years ago.
We are focusing on our own wedding for the next few weeks. If you are not married, pick an event such as the Prom or another formal/special occasion and answer the questions towards that event. Don't drop the ball here because you are not married. No excuses! LOL
One of the fun things we have been doing is searching for the perfect wedding dress. The whole style of the wedding revolves around that perfect wedding dress. My daughter looked and looked until the perfect dress spoke to her! I can't show a picture for the obvious reason. I went with her at times, Rosemary went with her at times and her friends went with her. It created some fun memories.
Our Vanessa took her sisters, niece and mom and found her perfect dress after trying on bunches the perfect on…

50 is Magical

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What a Party! I'm surrounded with Tim Holtz products and boxes! I'll be cleaning up my Birthday Party for a few days!

While we were partying this weekend I received a great birthday gift. My husband brought in the mail and there were several magazines in the pile. We were going through them, "Adam's, Adam's, Adam's.....{{{Scream}}}}." MINE! On page 82...the whole page...is my canvas of my uncles when they were young in Somerset Memories. I did a happy dance all over the house and I'm still a bit giddy. My son's fiancee thought I had lost it. It's been a long time scrappy dream.

If that's not enough I also received an email that Scrapbook News and Review is publishing 3 of my layouts in just a week or so. You can click on the icon on the right and it will take you there. It is an amazing magazine. I did the happy dance on that one too. Can you believe it?!? It's like being 50 is magical. I highly recommend it!


While we were partying I was …

The Grand Finale

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UPDATE: I would love to reach 25,000 on my counter...it would be a great B-Day present. Could you -- Would you help me? Tweet, Facebook, messageboard about our Grand Finale! Thanks.

It has been a blast of a Birthday Party! My best ever. Thank you for sharing the day with me yesterday. At first I did not want to say 5-0. Yikes, that is old. You know what, I'm just hitting my stride. So look out world! No rocks to crawl under and a wonderful life to live! Hurray!


My 50th Birthday!

Congratulations to the winner of #4 Gift-away. Send me your snail mail addy.

Lesa said...
Debby, you are just a year and a few days younger than me so the president when I was born was DDE! Loving your celebration, sending out FB invitations, having a great time viewing all your birthday photos! Thanks a bunch!FYI, I hope you love the big 50 year as much as I did! It was a blast and blessing to experience.


Let's hit the Grand Finale! This Gift-away will last all day. I'll be back tonight before heading f…

It's Not Over Until....

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Sudie sings! She told me she would sing a Happy Birthday song on video for me. Too much fun around here.

Me about 13 years ago. Seems like yesterday. My husband and I were talking at lunch about a what occured in a half a century. Black and white televisionKoda-chromeThe BeatlesLaugh-InHippiesgirls did not wear pants, much less jeansmen were gentlemen and ladies were ladiesno computers, cell phones, satellite tv or cableno SUVswe did have running water....LOLonly 4 hours a week of cartoons came on televisionif you wanted to change one of the three channels you got up and switch the channels with a dialPeace, Cool, Righteous, Yea ManA new language with Smokey and the BearThe Tammy moviesElvis will always ruleSpace flightVietnam was the first war we remember, other than the constant fear of the cold warbomb shelters, videos on the possibility of a nuclear attackpay phonesif someone went on a trip you heard from them via postcardfamily was more centralGod was the center of our family and…

Say, It's Your Birthday

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Me at Birthday number 2
We are rockin' around here!
Winner of the Tim Holtz Stamps is number 18. Send me your snail mail addy with the subject line I WON THE STAMPS!!
Regina said...
Hi! Rosalee invited me to the party and now that I'm here it can begin. Flowergirl #6124r.flowergirl1@gmail.com

Congratulations!
Okay it's time for gift-away number 3. Of course it is going to be in my favorite artist line of products. Wanna' guess??? Yep, Tim Holtz! How about some Grungepaper and Fragment Tags! I will post some tutorials or links to tutorials if you are not quite sure how to use these. BUT I LOVE THEM. I can't have enough of either one.

The Party is starting to Rock and the cool of the day is just starting. Let's do it up right. Sign up for my newsletter (top right), if you have signed up for the newsletter "follow" Debby's Dare blog, if you are already doing both go out and post about the party anywhere and let me know where you commented.
I'm getting …

Woo Hoo! Party Baby!!!

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My 5th Birthday! I just keep getting cuter! Lucky 13 is the winner of the Tim Holtz Distress Inks. Send me an email with B-Day Inks in the subject line with your address. marla said...
Happy Birthday Debby!!! Hope your day is great and you get to craft and enjoy yourself. Thanks for sharing your day with me!! I love Tim Holtz products!!
If you check out my blog regularlly you know how much I love the Ranger and Tim Holtz lines of products. They are truly my all time favorite stamps, inks...plain ole' artsy stuff. For GIFT-AWAY number two for my birthday I'm gifting a set of stamps from Stamper Anonymous from the Tim Holtz Collection "Tattered Elements" stamps.
Go out and bring some friends to the party! Leave a comment with the name of your friend you are bringing and have them leave a comment as well!I'll draw the winner of my gift-away in a few hours.
Let's Rock the House! ps: Debby's Dream Studio is now having 15% off Vintage Hip Foundtion. Run while it&#…

It's My Birthday! Let's Celebration

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Yea! It's my birthday and I'm going to celebrate all weekend long. Today is MY day, so I choose to celebrate with YOU. I'm also going to spend time crafting for ME. I'm excited.Starting with this post I will be giving away gifts to YOU! I'll be posting new gifts throughout the whole day. Check back very often so you don't miss out on an opportunity to win some cool gifts. As the day goes on the gifts get better and better.
Leave a comment that you are ready for a party. I'll pull from the comments one Birthday Winner will receive my 3 favorite Distress Inks from Tim Holtz!
Go out and help bring more birthday partiers! The more we have the more I'll gift-away! Debby's Dream Studio coupon: 15% off Sassy (glitz design) Foundtion! Code: SASSY
Gratitude God's gift of life