Saturday, September 19, 2020

Home Alone

It’s Saturday night and I’m home alone. That does not happen very often. I’m glad it doesn’t but every once in awhile, it’s nice! So what did I do? I watched a couple of movies, hung a picture up in the Guest Room, messed around in the Command Center and made this:


I created a customized cut file in Cricut Design Space using an existing floral bundle but then added some bees and dates to customize a denim shirt that used to be my dad’s. My dad passed away in 2013 and we kept a few clothing items that were his. My daughter had a couple of his shirts and recently gave them to me. (I’m not sure why the shirt looks like another color denim in the two photos, but I swear it’s the same shirt.)


I’ve seen people decorate denim jackets for brides so I ran with that idea. The numbers added are his birth and death years and the bees are a play on my maiden name - Weatherby (the “by” is pronounced “bee”). 

Pretty cool, huh? Especially since today would have been his 82nd birthday.

Happy Heavenly Birthday dad!

Friday, September 18, 2020

TGIF; Thankful Friday #146

 TGIF!! This week I am thankful for surprises. Well, technically this one wasn’t a good surprise, our garage refrigerator has stopped working, but...the reason why I’m thankful is because it gave the opportunity to organize the inside freezer and refrigerator.  And also allowed us to see how fortunate we are.

We are able to fill two refrigerators of food/drink, etc., while others are not able to fill one.  

Hello...I’ve been there.  Many years we struggled with getting food on the table and did my imagination create some crazy meals, but we were fed - no complaints on my end for sure.

I hope you’re able to take a step back and look at all your blessings. And if you’re anywhere near me and need some eggs...come on over!

Happy Friday all.  Leave a comment on what you are thankful for this week.

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Junk Journal YouTube Flip Through #1

My granddaughter says I need to upload a video at least once a week. Well, even though I am probably creating things at that speed, I almost always forget to film the process.

I decided to do a series of flip throughs of my Junk Journal. There are six signatures so I'm going to flip through one signature at a time and talk my way through them.

Check out the video for the first signature here:
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Things to note:
Cover Art was a free virtual class by: Vino Paint
Whimsical drawings are either encouraged by or created by: Willowing Arts
Going in Circles song by The Friends of Distinction (next time I'll let them sing it!)
Paint tutorials by Scribbing Grace (she focuses on bible journaling but the art lessons can be used for anything)

Refer to the "Junk Journal" label to the right for many process photos/posts that I've done on the blog.

Once the six flip through videos are posted on YouTube, I'll do another video on how to put together the signatures, what to use to create a signature, some tips, etc.

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WOYWW #589

 Happy Wednesday and Happy WOYWW! I missed last week and then noticed today that there was a linking situation over there so maybe I didn’t!  Click on over to Stamping Ground to read more about WOYWW and the other deskers.

My desk this morning:

My granddaughter said I’m not posting enough YouTube videos so I had my camera going last night. I’ll be posting those videos soon. If you don’t already subscribe to my YouTube channel, click on over there. You can search for my name, Dorlene Durham to get there.

Funny story, this morning I’m searching everywhere for my glasses and then hubby reminded me I was in the Command Center last night...yup, there they are!

Have a great week!


Monday, September 14, 2020

BBTB2; Life in 3D

It’s time for another challenge at the Bitten By The Bug 2 challenge site. The challenge theme is Life in 3D. 

I decided to make these cute round bags from the Plantin Schoolbook cartridge. I made a few of them for my teacher friends. I used the apple from the Doodlecharms cartridge to embellish them.

I used three different patterned papers for each bag. Cut them at 6”. This was so they were able to fit on a 12x12 mat. I have the larger mat, but this is a perfect size for the bag.
We scored this school desk/chair combo from our local school district for our granddaughter to use at home for Distance Learning. It’ll give her a designated spot to do her school work.
Each apple has a red button with twine on the left corner. I also stamped “thank you” to the bottom right side of the apple. 

Aren’t these super cute?!? Be sure to link up your 3D project to the BBTB2 site before Friday, September 25th. Be sure to let us know what cut you used for your project. I can’t wait to see what you make!

Saturday, September 12, 2020

Donut Ever Let Me Go Layout

 Here’s another fun layout from the donut themed birthday party for my daughter and granddaughter. I love the paper pad I’m using for these layouts. The papers and extras are the perfect color scheme!

This layout is from a sketch at the SketchNScrap challenge site. It’s their September sketch. I originally cut papers to follow the sketch, but then quickly changed my mind by using the paper strips on the top of the patterned papers.

As you can see, I originally placed the yellow striped papers on the top and bottom and started arranging the donut embellishments. When I was pulling paper, the strips caught my eye so I completely changed the direction I was going.
This is the sketch:

And some close ups of the embellishments:


The larger donuts are from the Dollar Tree and the donut stickers are from Hobby Lobby. The sentiment stamp is Fun Stampers Journey.  The paper pad is from American Crafts.

Click on over to the SketchNScrap challenge site to join the challenge or to be inspired.



Friday, September 11, 2020

TGIF; Thankful Friday #145

Thank God it's Friday! I'm ready for the weekend! This week I'm thankful to see my granddaughters. There was a possible COVID concern but it all turned out fine. But because of this, we weren't able to see them in person since two weeks ago.

It was great to give hugs and kisses again!


What are you thankful for this week? Let me know in the comment!