Saturday, July 31, 2010

Journals and Fun Rings!!!

It is LATE!!! Just came home about an hour ago from my Bible college reunion! I have never been to any of my high school reunions....our class was over 300! The 10 year reunion, I was in England, the 20th, I was in California....probably be here in Redfield for my 30th. I worked so much in high school except for a semester playing tennis, I only really knew a few people BUT, I didn't want to miss my college reunion! It was our first that Dakota Bible College has ever had. The college itself closed her doors in 1985. It has been operating since the 1940's, so there were many there that I didn't know. But, those that attended in the 80's!!! Oh, how enjoyable....I will post pictures on my Devotionally Yours blog of me singing with my old traveling music group, Feed Company....."Feed My Sheep", the Lord asks of all of us!

Here are some of the journals I have been working on....just something simple and fun! Pictures are from a National Geographic Book, a hardback coffee table book. I really like journals and keep them myself.....have notebooks full of memories, notes, devotions over the years....my trials, joys and thoughts!!! Made some more Fun Rings....sold out of the ones I made and had a great time making more. Definitely what one calls, Eye Candy.....don't you think???!!!

Well, it has been a fulllll day! Such a blessed day.....have a great Sunday...
......debbie











Monday, July 26, 2010

Close-ups of the Earrings and "Tyme Flies"....

I love how the jar lids turned out for the jar swap. I haven't heard from Renee or Suzie on if they have received the jars.....I hope they enjoyed them! They did such a wonderful job on the ones they made for me.
Thank you again!!!


Last week, I shared a picture of the earrings I made. Here are some close-ups! Hope you all have a great week. It is Vacation Bible School this week, so will be busy with that! The theme this year is a Sea Adventure, so we were making the stages at the two churches look like ships, complete with masts, waves and sea creatures!!!
Blessings, debbie










Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Had a great 24 hours!!!

Just had a great day, starting Monday evening. Spent lots of time up in my craft room getting so much done that needed to get done!!!! BUT, I will go backwards, 'cause that is how these pictures are.....need to think about the order when I upload!!!
A wonderful gal came into the shop today...twice! She first came in to check on something as she rents space there and saw that I was working with typewriter keys and making charms...didn't get a picture of that BUT then she came in again with this beauty! She asked me if I wanted to buy it and, of course, I said yes, how much? Ten dollars, she said. I just happened to have ten dollars in my pocket as a lady came in that I am fixing some jewelry for before her trip to Italy and she saw the earrings I am making and bought some on the spot and so there, ten dollars! And to think later, this would come in and the asking price is ten dollars!!! More keys to play with and more little parts to think of things to do with!
Thank you, Martha!

Put some paperweights together last night. Have all these wonderful cards from long ago and they look so fabulous under glass! This round one is a magnifying one, but I put the design right under the glass instead of at the bottom.


I put five together and I hope they find a good home!




Here are my earrings....67 of them, sold 2 already! They were so fun and then to display them on these old card decks. Just gotta get them priced now and into the store for tomorrow! All that I am making for the antique store will find its way to the craft fair in October, opening day of pheasant season. It has a great turn out and it is a time to meet lots of great people!!!



Oh, and I finished my 2 jars for the swap. I am late getting them out and I appreciate Renee and Suzie's patience.
Thank you, Ladies!!!
They are going out tomorrow!



I love feeling like I have accomplished something! I try and start my day out with devotions. We are studying Elijah this next week in Sunday School. He is one of my favorite Bible characters as he was one to experience great highs and victories and then to also experience great lows and despair and God still used him to accomplish great things. We all have our highs and lows in life. My prayer for myself is that I can accomplish great things for Him....that He will be praised in all that I do. Devotion to Him, a great way to start the day and then on to creating!!!
Enough said.....
blessings, debbie



Monday, July 19, 2010

Finishing up on the cards!!! Now on to jewelry!!!









































Have had fun....the Graphics Fairy has great photos to print off....please visit her site and become a Follower!!!!

~debbie

Monday, July 12, 2010

More Sweet Gals thanks to the "Graphics Fairy"!!!






Have had so much fun creating these!!!! What a sweet life....these pictures are awesome to work with!!!
Good day to you all!!!
~debbie



Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Making Cards!!!....Drying out the Basement!!!

The days certainly got away from me!!! Hope everyone had a great 4th of July! I was asked to sing on Sunday, so I sang Lee Greenwood's song, God Bless the USA. I change some of the words....."If tomorrow all the things were gone, I'd worked for all my life, and I had to start again with just my family and my friends. I'd thank the Lord Above, to be living here today...." In everything, I want to give God the glory, not my "lucky stars".

Worked through the whole holiday weekend. It was nice to see people from out of town come into the antique store. Finished up some cards (pictures from the Graphics Fairy, I believe), want to get some more done and am also getting ready to work on charms for bracelets and necklaces and earrings....the sorting begins!!! BUT, the immediate situation is drying things out in the basement after a very hard rain with lots and lots of wind!!! Have a truck load of branches from all our trees to take to the dump. Still lots to pick up and have the fans going in the basement. Just one side of the house, water comes in when the eaves get too full. I was out there last night in my husband's camo rain gear trying to rig up something to get the water away from the house....it was a useless situation with the hard rain at the time. And yet, I thank God for shelter and that we are all dry! Hope you all have a great day and find lots to be thankful for!!! blessings, debbie







This one is my favorite!!! Have lots more to come!!!