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

Sunday, 19 March 2017

Challenge #115 ~ Anything but a Card Crafty Gals Corner

Welcome my crafty friends For another Weekly Challenge over at Craft Gals Corner.  This week it is anything but a card.   I put my two craft obsession together:  paper and perler beads.I used the perler beads to make a frame  and snowflake for Wink Wink Ink digi called Season's Tweetings

I just love this ornament whether for christmas or for all winter long

Now come an join us over at Crafty Gals Corner Challenges   and you might win one of the following great prizes

Prize:  3 digital images 

Prize: $15 gift certificate 

Prize: 3 digital images 

Hope to see you all join in on the fun 

Till next time crafters !!!!

Tuesday, 14 March 2017

Crafty Gals Corner Challenge #114 Using Buttons

Hellos craftys friends It is that time again for another Crafty Gal Corner Challenge!!!  This week it is Using buttons   I used the image from All Dressed Up titled Hot Air Balloons.   I used the buttons for the centers of my flowers.. If you follow me you know I just loves flowers and put them on almost everything :)

  This week our sponsors are

2 Digital images 

3 Digital Images 

So come on over and join the fun  Just love seeing everyone's projects 

Wednesday, 8 March 2017

Crafty Gals Corner Challenge #113 Polka dots or Stripes

Hi every one it is that time again  Are you ready for another challenge  with Crafty Gals Corner  I used a digital from My Bestie    This weeks prizes are wonderful as always

The prize is 3 digital images 

prize will consist of these 3 images 

For my project i just had to use the steampunk girl so i made an ATC for my collection 

Thanks for stopping by and hope to see you all in the Challenge

Peace and happy Crafting  Debs 2 

Wednesday, 1 March 2017

Crafty Gals Corner Challenge #112 Use Ribbon

Hi There my Friends   Today is My first post as the newest member of the Crafty Gals Corner Design Team Member.   So come on over and join the Challenge over at Crafty Gals Corner

This week sponsors are

Prize  3 digital images

Prize  3 digital images

The prize from AMB Illustrations is to be arranged. 

 Now to share with you what I created a mixed media Canvas.   I love fairies and the like so this image from Scrap N Dipity called Wind in My Hair was just perfect.  Hope you like it and stop over and join our Challenge

Till next time  Have a crafty time !!!!!
Debs Smith

Monday, 21 November 2016

Christmas Tent

Happy Monday Everyone ... Today I am so excited to share with you this wonderful new file from
The tent box is perfect for that camper in your life  I added a christmas spin on it by adding christmas lights and Santa digging in the cooler  Hope you like it

Here is the box open

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Wednesday, 16 November 2016

Christmas Tree Box Card

Happy Humpday!

I have to let you know that I simply love making the projects from  First of all, all of their projects go together quickly and easily.  The sizing is spot on so you don't have to worry about certain pieces "not fitting correctly".  A few days go I shared my version of their Christmas Tree Pick-up truck.  The Christmas Box Card set contains three (3) super cute cards.  The file can be found at  This is the picture of the cards contained in the set:

For today's project, I made the Christmas Tree Box card.  I added my own touch to the card to "make it mine".  I happen to like using gestures I my projects.  For the snow at the bottom and sides of the card, I used Faber-Castell Glitter Bead Gel.  This Gel is fun to work with and you can add color to it by using a little bit of your favorite color reinkers!  For the tops of the trees, I used Faber Castell Whipped Spackle and while it was still wet, sprinkled on a little clear glitter!  You can also add color to the Whipped Spackle using your reinkers.  And for the tree ornaments, I used Platinum Stickles Glitter Glue for the garland,  and for the ornaments I used some of my glitter dots I had in my stash.  So here's my take on this card!!  I hope you enjoy this post and thanks for looking!

Deb R.


Monday, 14 November 2016

Faux Rusting

Hi there!  Today I will be sharing my faux rusting technique that I used on my pick-up truck card.  The items you will need most of you will already have in your home.  They are: craft paint, mod podge, cinnamon (yep the spice), and a heat tool.

Since I am rusting small things, I'm using a q-tip to apply the paint and a toothpick to apply the mod podge.  Of course for larger items, you would use a paint brush.  The first thing to do is apply some paint to your object.  The color you use depends on the look you want.  Rust has many color variations, so you could use black, brown, yellow, orange, get the idea.  

Once the paint is applied, sprinkle some cinnamon on the paint.  Use your finger to really push it into the paint.

 Next, apply a thin layer of mod podge over the paint/cinnamon.

 Now, using your heat tool, start heating the painted area.  You will see the mod podge start to bubble and the texture starting to form.  Heat until the mod podge isn't white anymore.  It only takes a few seconds!

If you want more texture, simply add more cinnamon to your object while it's still warm, then sprinkle with cinnamon again, then heat set it.  The more layers, the more texture!  This technique can be used on most any type of material. I have not tested it for outdoor use, so I'm not sure if it would hold up or not.

Thanks asking about the tchnique I used, and if you have any questions or comments, please leave them below!