April 24, 2018

Grammy Learns Something New...The Fly Guy!

Back in March, I visited with my daughter Jessica and granddaughter Kaitlynn. I stayed for a week due to Jess being so close to going into labor with Kylee and her fiance being away for training for his job.  I didn't want my daughter being alone and we did a LOT of stuff! 

Kaitlynn was invited to a friends birthday party. A boy party. She wanted me to help her make a Fly Guy card. Grammy had never heard of the Fly Guy so Kaitlynn quickly ran off to get one of the gifts for this boy. It was a Fly Guy book. Okay.....so I had a photo to go by and we dug out some punches and a Cricut machine I had given my daughter to use for school projects.

The Fly Guy card was born......

And he looks pretty darn close to the photo on the cover of the book.

We even found a stuffed Fly Guys on Amazon to go by also:

......and yup, he looks just like the Fly Guy on the card:

We used googly eyes and the sentiment is from a past Paper Pumpkin stamp set:

I think the Fly Guy is so homely that he's super cute! What do you think? Kaitlynn reported back to me that her friend loved his card and book! And you never know what Grammy is going to learn from her grandkids do you? Thanks for visiting me today!

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April 23, 2018

Merry Monday Challenge #287!

Welcome to a new challenge week at Merry Monday Challenge! This week our hostess is Colleen and our challenge is to use the inspiration photo above for our cards. I could not believe I had a piece of retired designer paper in a file folder that had these house images on it:

How perfect! I can't even tell you what the name of the designer paper pack is though. I added a few die-cut snowflakes and a die-cut heart in the bottom left-hand corner and created an Easel Card Fold:

Here's a close-up of the layered details. I tried to match the colors of the inspiration photo. I also added Rhinestone Jewels in the center of each snowflake for bling:

Thanks so much for visiting me today and please visit Merry Monday Challenge to view all of the projects by my teammates!

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April 22, 2018

Three cards, Three Techniques & Three Videos!

I have been having a blast creating for my Facebook Live Classes and am trying to catch up posting them here on my blog. This is what I have going on with my classes:
  • Tuesday Techiques: First Tuesday of each month at 7 pm EST
  • Friday Folds: Last Friday of each month at 7 pm EST
  • Design With Debbie: Every Wednesday at 8 pm EST and I invite you to stamp along with me. I post a list of supplies you need on Sundays!
If you haven't "followed" and "liked" my business Facebook page yet, do so and you'll be notified of my classes:

I have three projects and three videos for you today.  All three projects feature "techniques" and you can find out more about each project by viewing my videos below or on YouTube.

My first card is called the "Black Ice Technique". I had to giggle when I saw the name of this technique. I live in Maine and we deal with black ice all winter long! Black ice is when the surface of the pavement looks wet and black but is actually iced over and VERY dangerous. Here's my card:

You can view my video here and if you can't get the video to work due to your electronic device, I have included the link below the video:

Card #2 uses the "Ink Refill Spritzed Background Technique" and yes, you guessed it....I used Ink Refills and I'll show you how in my video:

You can view the video here or click on the link:


For my final card, I used the "Spotlight in Multiples Technique". This sample is somewhat close to one I saw on Pinterest and I loved the multiple spotights:

And you can view this third video here:


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April 21, 2018

Sale-A-Bration Stamp Sets For Sale!

If you fell in love with our Stampin' Up! 2018 Sale-A-Bration stamp sets and had one on your wish list that you didn't earn for free, you are in luck! I have some brand new sets for sale. You will receive:
  • A Brand New Stamp Set
  • 2 Card Kits to use with your stamp set
  • Shipping included
  • $30.00 each

This is what I have and please email me to purchase: debbiesdesigns2009@gmail.com 

Party Panda's, 2 Clear Mount Sets

Amazing You, 3 Clear Mount Sets

Lots of Lavender, 3 Clear Mount sets

Epic Celebrations, 2 Clear Mount sets

Beautiful Peacock, 2 Clear Mount sets

Heartfelt Blooms, 1 Clear Mount and 1 Wood Mount set 

You can pay by check or money order or Paypal. No refunds or returns.

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Create with Connie & Mary Saturday Blog Hop!

Welcome to a Saturday Blog Hop at Create with Connie & Mary. Today's theme is using a "Motivational Greeting" on our projects. I had a really hard time with this one and decided to use a greeting from the Colorful Seasons stamp set. I am so glad that this bundle carried over to the upcoming Annual Catalog!

I surrounded the greeting with some stamped branches and then added some die-cuts to create a pretty little scenery. I just love the die-cut lawn chair don't you?

Card Recipe:

  • Card Base: 11" x 4-1/4". Score and fold at 5-1/2".
  • Layer #2: Fresh Florals Designer Paper 5-1/4" x 4". Glue to card base.
  • Layer #3: 4-1/2" x 3-1/2". Emboss using the Hexagons Embossing Folder. Glue to card front.
  • Layer #4: Whisper White Cardstock 4" x 3". Stamp the sentiment using Basic Black Ink. Using a Sponge Dauber and Pool Party Ink, Sponge over the sentiment. Stamp the branch image using Soft Suede Ink on both sides of the sentiment. Set aside.
  • Grass: Cut (2) strips of grass using Lemon Lime Twist and the Picnic Basket Builder Dies. Glue to the bottom of Layer #4 and trim to fit.
  • Chair: Cut one chair using Crumb Cake Cardstock and glue over the grass.
  • Flowers: Stamp the flower images on Blushing Bride Cardstock using Flirty Flamingo Ink. Cut with the dies and glue in place.
  • Glue Layer #4 to card front using Stampin' Dimensionals.

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by clicking on the links below to visit my talented teammates!
Click PREVIOUS to visit Libby and NEXT to visit Melissa:



April 20, 2018

Stamparatus Vertical & Horizontal Stamping, an Embossed Butterfly and New Videos!

Good Morning! You are in luck today. I have two new projects and two new videos using the Stamparatus tool. Both of the videos are from a Facebook Live demonstration. I've been having so much fun with my Facebook videos.

Let's take a look at my first card for today. I used a candle image from the Picture Perfect stamp set and used the "hinge technique" from the Stamparatus to go across horizontally:

I love the way my candles and flames turned out and here's a close-up:

I'll show you how to achieve this in my video below. If you can't view the video from your electronic device, I have added the link below the video for you to click on:


For my 2nd project, I used the Stamparatus to stamp vertically using the "hinge technique" again. I love that we have two clear plates and that the hinges are on both a vertical side and a horizontal side. The stamp set used on this card is the Background Bits:

Isn't the card just beautiful with the color combo I used?

And here's a photo of the inside:

I have a video for this one also and again, if you can't click on the video, the link is listed below the video:


Lastly, want to learn how to stamp a butterfly and create your own embossed color with the Stamparatus? Here's the card using the Watercolor Wings stamp set:

Look how shiny my inked butterfly is:

I have 3 layers of Clear Embossing Powder and each and every time, because of the Stamparatus, the ink is in the same exact spot!

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April 19, 2018

Control Freaks April Blog Hop!

Hi Everyone and welcome to our Control Freaks April Blog Hop! This month, our theme is "Splash Of Color" and I created two cards. If you arrived here from my teammate LeeAnn Greff's blog or you are starting off with me, I will direct you to the next person on the hop at the end of my post. Take a peek at my two projects:

For my first card, I am using some new products from the upcoming 2018-2019 Annual Catalog. I just love this cute octopus and all of his coordinating layers:

What I do love the most is the fishing net that I cut with the die and did you spy the new twine? Here is a listing of the new stuff I used:
  • Sea Of Textures stamp set
  • Under The Sea Dies
  • Silver & Pool Party Baker's Twine

The colors I used are Rich Razzleberry, Calypso Coral, Lemon Lime Twist, Pool Party and Soft Suede. These are all colors that are staying in our color families in the new catalog!

For Card #2, I used one of my favorite colors that will be retired on May 31st. I only have about six weeks left to use up my stash of Tempting Turquoise:

I used the Ink Refill Spritzing Technique on the background of my card. This was a layer that was sitting on my counter from a video I did on this technique and I thought I would use it up:

 New products used:
  • Love What You Do stamp set
  • Painted Glass stamp set
  • Foliage Frame Dies

I hope you enjoyed my two cards for this month and I hope you will visit all of my teammates participating with the blog hop. Please visit my talented teammate Melissa Davies next!


Card #1 Supplies:
  • Stamps: Sea Of Textures
  • Inks: Lemon Lime Twist, Pool Party, Rich Razzleberry
  • Cardstock: Calypso Coral, Rich Razzleberry, Whisper White, Soft Suede
  • Accessories: Silver & Pool Party Baker's Twine, Facet Dots
  • Tools: Under The Sea Dies, Stained Glass Dies, Stampin' Dimensionals, Mini Dimensionals
Card #2 Supplies:
  • Stamps: Love What You Do, Painted Glass 
  • Inks: Real Red, Tempting Turquoise
  • Ink Refills: Tempting Turquoise, Lemon Lime Twist, Daffodil Delight, Real Red
  • Cardstock: Tempting Turquoise, Daffodil Delight, Real Red, Whisper White
  • Accessories: Brights Enamel Shapes
  • Tools: Foliage Frame Dies, Mini Dimensionals, Spritzer, Aqua Painter