Stephanie B's Creative Designs

Monday, December 10, 2012

The legend of the candy cane

According to legend there was a candy maker who wanted to invent a candy that was a witness to Christ.

First of all, he used a hard candy because Christ is the rock of ages. This hard candy was shaped so that it would resemble a "J" for Jesus or, turned upside down, a shepherd's staff. He made it white to represent the purity of Christ.

Finally a red stripe was added to represent the blood Christ shed for the sins of the world, and thinner red stripes for the stripes He received on our behalf when the Roman soldiers whipped Him. Sometimes a green stripe is added as a reminder that Jesus is a gift from God.

The flavor of the cane is peppermint, which is similar to hyssop. Hyssop is in the mint family and was used in the Old Testament for purification and sacrifice. Jesus is the pure Lamb of God, come to be a sacrifice for the sins of the world.

So, every time you see a candy cane, remember the message of the candy maker:

Jesus is the Christ!

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Mary's Birthday Card

I made a card for my BFF Mary's birthday. She LOVED it and it is sitting on her dresser next to the box I made her a few months ago. She LOVED it so much, I think I am going to make another and sell it in my Artfire Store.

Spring Mini Album

I signed up to make a Mini Spring Album with,  A Lil Scrap of Heaven. This is my very first mini album!!  It was to be a Spring album with pages, any where between 4"x4" to 8"x8". I chose right in the middle. I would make a 6x6" album. So as time was pasting, the longer I waited, I was scaring myself out of doing it. I wrote to the gal and told her I was going to bow out.   She wouldn't let me off the hook. So I decided to start. I cut the card board to 6x6", 4 pages. I found some spring like papers in a drawer. I covered them and decided which page would go where. I just took it page by page and in about 3 days I was done!! I mailed it off to her 2 days ago. I hope4 she LOVES it. I sure do!!

New Projects

April and May have been busy months. I was in a few swaps with Create, Share & Inspire! and one swap with A Lil Scrap of Heaven.The swaps with Create,Share & Inspire were stickpins. I got into 2 groups. I had to make 20 stickpin and at the last minute I decided to display my stickpins on a stamped and colored butterfly cards. So that was fun. I use to LOVE coloring when making cards. I still do love coloring, but my eyes are not what they use to be.

The next swap I was in with  Create, Share & Inspire! was a Charm Dangle. These can be used to dangle off a scrapbooks, a light or a mirror. You can dangle them from anywhere. I will be trading with 4 other ladies. I made 4 different charms. Here are a few of the charms I made.

Saturday, February 18, 2012

New Flowers and Stick Pins

I wanted to share with you my newest flowers. These are just so PRETTY!!!!

I just LOVE these. I named them Mandy's Petals. They are packaged 4 to a package and are for sale in my Artfire store for $6.50

I also made some stick pins. They turned out GREAT!! I am selling them 2 for $5.50 They were a lot of fun to make!!!

What a Happy Month!!!!

February has been a busy month for me. I belong to 3 different scraping groups. They are  Create, Share & Inspire!, Creations Etc, and A Lil Scrap of Heaven. All three have challenges, swaps, classes and project for everyone to do. So I have signed up for all three. I had to start an art journal just to keep tract of all of my projects. Here are the projects I made for Create, Share & Inspire!
                          Charms for a Mini Scrapbook
                          Page one of a Mini Scrapbook    I made 5 sets
                          Page 2   I made 5 sets
                     I made 2 red flowers plus a bonus for 5 swaps

For the Creations Etc group, I joined the "This is Me" project. I decided to make a treasure box for my BEST friend Mary. I managed to make it right under her noise. Boy was she surprized on Valentines Day!!

Giveaway time again!

Thanks for stopping by my blog! After getting back on my feet...
I have been wanting to do a giveaway on the blog.
I finally got some time and took pictures.. YAY!
Now that I have done my part it's your turn ;) LOL

So here is how you can win this set of flowers:
You will have to do at least one on the list below.

Each one you do you can post again for a chance to win!
(Will pick at random)

- You can follow my blog
- You can post my giveaway on Facebook (public post)
- You can become a fan on my Facebook fan page
- You can post my giveaway on your blog

So it's really up to you how you want to enter this giveaway :)

The giveaway deadline will be Monday Feb. 20th.
I will post the winner on Tuesd

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Expanding on my business!!

I am going to do some back tracking here. Back in November I was looking at Facebook and I saw some very pretty roses made out of paper. I commented on the beautiful roses and Anna Fearer from More Paper Than Shoes invited me to join her group.

This was the first time, since my sister Loretta passed that I had ANY interest in make ANYTHING out of paper. I had packed up all of my stamping and paper products. I couldn't bare to see them as this was something I did with Loretta!!

I took a class of Anna's and started to make some roses. I feel I caught on very quick. Here are some of the early roses.

                  After some practice, I believe I am getting better.

                                These are a 1/2" across!!
                                                  These too!

January is a mixed month of emotion.  My youngest son James birthday is the 21st. Gwen's 7th birthday is the 19th. That same day, my Mother passed away. Gwen and I talk about that day and every time she says that, she saw my Mom going to Heaven when she was coming to this earth!! Who knows, I believe her!!  Also this month on the 13th my beloved Brother Rocky passed away. Can't believe it has been 1 year for him and 7 years for my Mother and Father. It was 3 years in July that my sister Loretta passed.

OK Lord, No more for a while, please??  Looking forward to February 2012!!

Christmas 2011

Wow, I can't believe 1/2 the month of January is already over!  

December came and went. Christmas was a little depressing for me. I am not working and couldn't buy all the things I wanted for my children and grandchildren. The adults, we all trade names, so that was fine. I usually get to spend a lot on the grandchildren. This year I had to keep it to a 5 present limit and under $50.00 each for each child.  After the children opened their presents, I realized that they were happy with what Santa bought. They each sat and played with their toys. It was a difficult holiday as it was the first holiday my oldest son Chris and the 2 daughters Kraysa and Gwen, spent without their Mother there. Their Mother and Father are in the process of a divorce. It will be better next year!!!!
                   James was sitting across the room behind the girls
 Kraysa's Big gift was a book of poems and stories for young ladies . One for every day of the year!
 You can see the look on Gweneys face, she was really happy with what Santa brought her!!
                                       Chris with his 2 beautiful daughter Kraysa and Gwen!