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Hello! My name is Jennifer Beard, I am a wife & SAHM of two gorgeous kids! I love any form of crafting, I started very young, I really cant remember a time when I wasnt making things with my hands. My grandmother taught me to sew as a child, my mom made home decor, my great grandmother quilted and made ceramics...I've done all of that myself, and a little over two years ago I discovered scrapbooking! I love to create beautiful little works of art! I love to paper piece little things and put them on pages to sortve tell a story. I'm in love with making tear bears, I think they're so cute! I'd have to say that my favorite thing to create would be scrapbook albums, mostly vintage themes. I love taking "old" items and giving them new life!

Friday, October 23, 2009

Christmas Mini Album


Well, I'm all finished with the scrapbook album I started making to donate to our local PTA's craft booth tomorrow. I used patterns from Precious Piecings, Lapulenta, and Myscrapchick...I used a variety of papers...Basic Grey Wassail and tons of Daisy D's (My fave!). The album is a 5 1/2 x 5 1/2 paper bag album with chipboard covers...Hope you like it!











Thursday, October 22, 2009

Christmas mini album

Hello everyone...well I think I am out of my creative funk. I got wonderful news I wanted to share with you! The PTA has asked me to make something to donate to their craft booth at our town's Roger Miller Festival this weekend! That is the coolest that they thought of me and my work! It literally made my day and made me want to get up and go to my studio and actually make something. I am putting the album together now...I've got all the paper piecings done and embellies out, so it's time to glue down some pages. So far I have the front cover and first page done, its a 16 page mini album, 5 1/2 x 5 1/2, paper bag with chipboard covers...I'm using various Christmas themed paper piecing patterns from Lisa's Precious Piecings, Lapulenta, and Myscrapchick...I've got to have it done by Friday night...so I will post some pics when it's all done and ready to go. See you then!

Monday, October 19, 2009

NEW PATTERNS!!

I think I may be ready to create something today! I love paper piecing...and when I find great patterns it's even more fun. I recently bought some adorable patterns from Lisa's Precious Piecings...she is having a sale! Until the 23rd you can get her patterns for $1!! Here is how you find her if you've not already discovered her...I love her stuff!
Lisa's Precious Piecings Just click on this link, it'll take you to her site!

Another site I love is myscrapchick.com
My Scrapchick just click on this link, it'll take you there!

Some more of my favorite patterns come from my buddy Tara Williams...she has really great patterns too, and I use them alot. Not only does she have great patterns, she sells mulberry paper, pens, and if you dont have SCAL 2 yet, you can get it here! Go check it out!! Oh yeah, great pre made stuff available here too!
Tear A Bear Connection just click here and see what goodies you can find!!

Saturday, October 17, 2009

scrapper's block and other things....

Oh it's been so long since I've posted here...I am ashamed to say that I've really not been busy at all. My husband did get a new job, he started last week, and we couldnt be more thrilled. I've got to GET busy and soon! I currently have orders for 14 of my Twilight inspired scrapbook albums and one OU Sooners album...DUE BY CHRISTMAS! I'm gonna be glued to my craft room next month. I have been very unmotivated since my vacation...and its time to find inspiration and get to work. Once I get my custom orders done I want to work on a craft that I'm not great at, but want to be wonderful at...and that is card making. I want to learn different techniques to make knock your socks off cards. I am also dying for Nov 20th when New Moon comes out! For those of you who know me well know that this is a VERY BIG DEAL to me! 33 days left so my blog New Moon countdown tells me! WOO! Here are some pics of things Ive made recently...I've been working, just not as much as normal.


These are my holiday peekaboo bear sets!























This is my Fall 12x12 scrapbook layout

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Hello!

So it's been a couple of weeks since my last post here. I cant say I've been busy...I've been LAZY is what Iv'e been. Not creating much, therefore putting me in a "slump"...Time to SNAP OUT OF IT! I need to get to work. I have lots of ideas...just no motivation. I'm thinking of buying some new patterns, maybe that will help. New things to play with usually does! I'm off to cook supper, then to scrap some, working on a few little Christmas items...I'll be sure and post some pics when I'm done.

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Twilight inspired purse scrapbook album

This is a purse shaped scrapbook album. It includes a purse "case" and has an accordian style album that fits inside. These are made by 7 Gypsies. I absolutely love these!
This is the "strap" of the purse....it's actually a long necklace, I thought it'd be perfect!
A closer look at the front...
All unfolded...

More of my Twilight inspired albums....

New Moon & Eclipse memory keepsake scrapbook album

This thing is PACKED!!!!

Some examples of my work...

Here is my Zoo/Jungle layout

Pirates!
Birthday girl
Here is just a few examples of my work. Some things are made from my own patterns and drawings, others are made using patterns from Tear A Bear Connection, Precious Piecings by Lisa, Lapulenta, Myscrapchick, and Doodlecuts.

Finally a minute to sit and share!

Happy Labor Day weekend everyone! I've had a busy one, hope you've all had great weekends so far! I am currently creating a little scrapbook album for my son Skyler's pre K class...they have a project they are doing and a new friend in class named "Buddy Bear". Buddy gets to go home with a different child every night, and we are supposed to write down what we do with Buddy, and take pictures of our adventures. So I thought I'd make his teacher a scrapbook album to host Buddy's pictures with the kids. So...between climbing laundry mountain, watching football, and scrapping that's been the extent of my weekend.

I really need to get in gear and create some things to sell on ebay, as well as start on the 4 custom Twilight album orders I've got. But with just coming home from a 2 1/2 week vacation, and starting my son in school, I'm easily distracted at the moment. I'm hoping that the new shipment of supplies I've got coming will be some added motivation to get started. New things to play with always helps. I have been trying to convince my DH that I really need SCAL as well as the big bite...my expression machine just isnt enough nor is my regular cropodile...since I've started making more albums than anything it just makes more sense...it has a much longer reach than the regular one.

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Find me on EBAY!

Check out my scrapbook creations on ebay! brianbeard79

I take custom orders!

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Here are pics of some of our cruise!!

Hello and Welcome!!

Hello! I'd like to welcome you all to my new blog...I am Jen Beard of DazzleYouDesigns...formerly CreativeMommieDesigns. I recently had a "falling out" with my former scrap business partener so I've changed my name and gone out on my own. I do have a current blog on here under the old name, if you had me on your following please add this blog as well, since I will no longer be posting on the first one.

I am a 33 year old SAHM, married to my husband Brian of five years. We have one son together who is 4, and I have a daughter who is 13. I've been scrapbooking close to two years now, and I absolutely LOVE it! My favorite things to make are Tear Bears, and albums. My favorite themes are Vintage, Christmas, and Twilight inspired altered art memory albums (i'll post some pics later!). I am the creator of my OOAK Twilight albums, featuring my very own APPLE shaped and WOLF/MOON shaped covers.

I just recently returned from a nearly 3 week vacation down in South Texas at my mother in law's and one week on the Carnival Conquest cruise line, in the Caribbean!! We went to Jamaica, Cayman Islands, and Cozumel, Mexico. We had the absolute time of our lives!! I will be sure and post some fun pics of that too!

I look forward to meeting lots of new people, so if you like what you see here please let me know. I sell on ebay under brianbeard79 and also take custom orders at dazzleyoudesigns@gmail.com