WELCOME TO SIMPLY DEBBIE. IT IS MY DESIRE THAT
YOU WILL FEEL AND SEE THE HAND OF GOD THROUGH
ARTWORK, CRAFT PROJECTS, RECIPES, AND THE SHEER
LAUGHTER OF ME LEARNING TO SEW ON MY NEW
SEWING MACHINE. THIS IS A PRAYING BLOG AND
A BLOG THAT LOVES TO MAKE NEW FRIENDS.
WON'T YOU JOIN ME AS WE GREET 2011 AND ITS'
BLESSINGS, CHALLENGES, AND SMELLING THE ROSES
EVERY DAY. I'LL BE YOUR UMBRELLA WHEN STORM
CLOUDS COME YOUR WAY AND ASSURE YOU THERE
WILL BE A RAINBOW COME AGAIN.










Friday, June 25, 2010

SOME DAYS ARE LIKE DIAMONDS...RUSH!!!

XOXOXO...AMY...XOXOXO
ALWAYS  IN  OUR  HEARTS








TODAY  IS  A  VERY  EXCITING  DAY.

KAREN  AT


HAS  CREATED  THE

"BLOGGERETTE  SORORITY!"

TODAY  IS  RUSH  DAY,  JUST  LIKE  ALL

SORORITIES  HAVE.

THIS  SORORITY  IS  OPEN  TO  ANY  ONE

WHO  WANTS  TO  HAVE  FUN  AND

DEVELOP  FRIENDSHIPS  ALL  OVER

THE  WORLD.


I  THOUGHT  ABOUT  IT  FOR  SOME  TIME

AND  I  DECIDED  AT  5:25 PM  ON  THURSDAY...

(((YESTERDAY)))  AND  WE  WERE  TO  HAVE  A

PROJECT  READY  FOR  TODAY  FOR  RUSH.

KAREN  GAVE  US  A  BEAUTIFUL  SEPIA

PICTURE  TO  CREATE  SOME  THING  THAT

REFLECTED  THE

SISTER  IN  BLOGGERETTE  SORORITY,

AND  INCLUDE  A  PICTURE  OF 

YOURSELF.

I  HAVE  A  WOODEN  CIGAR  BOX  THAT

I  WOULD  HAVE  LOVED  TO  HAVE  MADE

A  MEMORY  BOX  FROM  BUT  THAT  WOULD

TAKE  ME  TOO  LONG......

PUT  ON  MY  THINKING  CAP  AND  TRY

TO  DECIDE  WHAT  TO  DO.



THERE  WAS  A  DAY  I  SENT  MY  DH

TO  THE  STORE  TO  BUY  ME  SOME

LITTLE  NOTEBOOKS.

THE  FRONT  PAGE  IS  A  PLASTIC

COVERING.

I  LOVE  TO  KEEP  NOTEBOOKS  IN

MY  PURSE  AND  BY  THE  COMPUTER.

IF  I  SEE  A  QUOTE  OR  SCRIPTURE

THAT  I  LOVE,  I  WILL  JOT  IT  DOWN.





HERE  THE  PLASTIC  IS  OPEN  AND

YOU  CAN  SEE  THE  CREATED  PAGE.

I  USED  SCRAPBOOK  PAPER  FOR  THE

BACK  GROUND.

I  AM  A  VERY  FROU  FROU  LADY.  I

LOVE  LOTS  OF  GLITTER  ON  EVERY

THING...AND  I  LOVE  TULLE, RIBBONS,

AND  LACE.  JUST  TO  LOOK  AT  RIBBONS

MAKES  ME  SMILE.

IT  IS  HARD  TO  SEE  IN  THE  PICTURES

BUT  ON  THE  WIRE  SPIRAL  I  HAVE  TIED

MINT  GREEN  TULLE,  EVERY  OTHER  ONE

AND  THEN  A  STUNNING  SOFT  PINK  RIBBON

THAT  HAS  ROSES.

THERE  ARE  VELVET  FLOWERS  WITH  A

SPARKLY  PINK  STONE  IN  THE  CENTER.

THIS  LADIES,  WOULD  MAKE  A  WONDERFUL

GIFT  AND  YOU  HAVE  SPENT  VERY  LITTLE

MONEY  AND  EVERY  ONE  CAN  USE  A

NOTEBOOK.





ON  THE  BACK  OF  THE  NOTEBOOK

IS  MY  PICTURE.  I  HAVE  LOST  32 

POUNDS  SINCE  THIS  PICTURE  AS

MY  THYROID  MED  WAS  TOO  HIGH

A  DOSE.  THE  SIDE  AFFECT  OF  THIS

IS  I  HAVE  LOST  LOTS  AND  LOTS  OF

HAIR.  IF  I  HAD  NOT  HAD  A  LOT  OF

HAIR  TO  START  WITH  I  WOULD  BE

TOTALLY  BALD  AND  I  AM  ON  THE

TOP  OF  MY  HEAD.  MY  DR.  SAID

STRESS  HAD  A  LOT  TO  DO  WITH  IT.



THIS  IS  THE  NOTEBOOK  OPEN

WHERE  YOU  CAN  SEE  THE  FRONT 

AND  BACK.

THANK  YOU  FOR  ALLOWING  ME

TO  PARTICIPATE  IN  THIS  RUSH.

IT  HAS  BEEN  SO  MUCH  FUN.

I  LOOK  FORWARD  TO  MEETING 

ALL  137  PLUS  MEMBERS.




THANK  YOU  FOR  JOINING  GRACIE

ANN  AND  ME  TODAY.

I  SO  LOOK  FORWARD  TO  YOUR

VISITS.

I  HOPE  YOU  ENJOYED  MY

LITTLE  PROJECT.

HUGS  AND  BLESSINGS

SIMPLY  DEBBIE

57 comments:

Jil~Say It With Roses said...

Happy Rush Day, Sweet Sorority Sister!
Love the idea with your little notebook....
God Bless...Jil xo

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

What a fabulous job!! And I love having a special chance today to sit down with you and meet and greet you.

My 'framed work for initiation/rush' is now posted---scroll down below the flower photos! Do come by if you have time today, I'd love to have you visit with me.

Hootin' Anni's SHADES OF SUMMER

The Paint Splash said...

Wonderful idea for this little note book! I love the way you put your picture on the back. So clever. Have a great day. Debbie

Nancy's Notes said...

Oh Debbie! Your creations are absolutely beautiful!!!

Have a fun and happy day!

Nancy

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Debbie, I think you did a wonderful job with your notebook, and it is so clever! Everyone I've seen so far has done something different, and I'm enjoying seeing what all of you are doing. I didn't rush because I'm not very crafty. Maybe I can try to do something in the future.

XO,

Sheila :-)

Queenmothermamaw said...

Well sista Debbie we are officially sorority sisters now. This is a fun thing. Your creation is just perfect. I like all the different applications and the picture is so cute that I am thinking of doing some other things with it. All with inspiration from my sisters. Blessings
QMM

bj said...

G'mornin', Debbie, my SISTAH ....
How fun is all this!! I love seeing what everyone did with the cute photo. Your notebook is just precious. I love it and I really love that you put your photo on the back.
Have a blessed and fun day, dear one.
xo bj

Chatty Crone said...

Debbie I just love your project and how you explained it and your picture. Congrats on your weight loss. Will you hair come back? Stress does some amazing things.

LOVE,
sandie

Liz said...

Oh your guest book is darling! Congrats on loosing the weight. You must be feeling better now that the meds are evened out! :)

Good Job Sister!

~Liz

Connie said...

How creative that is, honey! I would never have thought of that. Great fantastic job.
xoxo,
Connie

Roberta said...

Hello Sista! Just love your notebook and I'm alot like you when it comes to writing things down. I believe it helps my stress because once I make a note of something, I don't worry about it anymore because I know where to look to remind myself. With all the pretty ribbon/tulle on your notebook, it will be easy to retrieve out of your bag as well ;) Have a great day and looking forward to seeing you around the HOUSE! Fondly, Roberta
http://con-tain-it.typepad.com

Leann said...

Oh Debbie

It's so great to call you my Sister. I feel so blessed to have met you and now call you my friend.

Love your little notebook!
Leann

zandra said...

Hi, from New Jersey! What a lovely take on the photo. We have to be sisters, afterall, who doesn't love glitter! ;o) Can't wait for the rest of the upcoming events. Enjoy the rest of the party.
Hugz,
Zandra

Rosie@Journey to Charm said...

What a cute notebook. I take thyroid meds, too. I'm hypothyroid. Without them I couldn't hardly move, and I'd weight a ton. Nice to meet you, Sister.

Sherrie said...

So happy to meet you! What a great gift the book would make. You did a beautiful job!

Kim said...

Hello Sorority Sister! I love what you did with the picture and your blog is beautiful. Hugs!

Shelia said...

HI Debbie! Oh, I'm so glad you've joined the sorority, I knew you could do something! You did great, girl friend. How pretty is this little notebook and a great idea keeping by your puter to take notes in.
Love seeing you and congrats on loosing all of the weight! Sorry you gained so from your meds. Now I can tell you have lots of hair - that's a wonderful thing too! :)
This is going to be so much fun.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)
Sorority sis from Texas

Rebecca said...

Beautiful Sweet D! I love Love LOVE the Notebook.

Now...about your hair, Seezsta...

I got a perm when Adrienne was about 2 and ALL my hair fell out. One half never grew back so I'm happy I have ANY now!!!!!

You are beautiful with or without hair.

Love to you~

Rebecca

Beautiful pear tree lane said...

I enjoyed reading this Debbie, But it was to complicated for me to do, I can barely blog, especially since blogger is changing everything. LOL I guess I need to get in there and learn how to do this though.

I really like your new layout.
I am so glad that you got your meds. straightened out Debbie. Sometimes I think my thyroid is messed up too. When we did the porch project, dh lost weight, and I didn't lose a pound. LOL And I know I worked just as hard as he did. lol
Enjoy your week end.
Hugs,
Sue

The Knitwit Knitter said...

Hello Sister!!! Great job on the Rush project!

Elizabeth G. said...

Hi, Debbie -

I stopped by from Beth's blog to find out how you are doing. We wrote shortly after your Amy's passing and I have been thinking about you.

I love what you have made with the sorority picture. I would love to join but can't print anything out right now.

This blog is really pretty and I enjoying looking it over.

Hope that you are well and blessed.
Elizabeth

roy/elisabeth dean said...

Beautiful and functional! I love your idea~
Have a beautiful weekend,
♥,Lilly

Cortney Lyon said...

You sounded like me in the process to make our Rush project! I also share a love of notebook and have them all over the house, great idea to make a cover and decorate it.

Great to meet you and I look forwad to our next project!

Francie of The Scented Cottage said...

I love what you did with your notebook.
Right after I got here this is what the Lord put in my mind:
For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.
(())

Holly, the Old Western Gal said...

I am glad the meds are getting straightened out. FINALLY. It's no wonder you lost your hair between the dose and the grief.

The tulle-bedecked notebook is just lovely!!! What a beautiful concoction! And you are so right, it would be a wonderful gift.

Doris Sturm said...

What a pretty Rush project. I love it and so practical too...great place to keep notes and dates. You look lovely :-)

Cindy Adkins said...

Oh my gosh, I love what you made!!! It is simply precious! Happy to meet you my dear sorority sister!
Hugs,
Cindy Adkins
http://cindyadkinswhimsicalmusings.blogspot.com

Cindy Adkins said...

P.S. I just became one of your followers!

Lynn-Teacupstitches said...

Hello Debbie!
Your notebook is as clever and creative as can be!! Its cute as a button! And so are you!!
Thanks for the fun idea!
Hugs and Smiles,
Lynn

Amy P said...

Hello blog sister! Great project, I like to keep several of those note books around too!

Andi's English Attic said...

That's very pretty. Hope you keep it on display so you can enjoy it often. xx

Annesphamily said...

What a creative idea! Happy Rush day you creative lady! I am not sure why I dropped from the Sorority but I have not been able to complete my rush project although I am posting it when I am done! Hugs Anne

Donna said...

Great job on your Rush project!! I'm so glad to meet another Sister!! I can't wait to see what's next with our sorority ~ I look forward to getting to know you.

Jacalyn @ rmebathproducts.com said...

What a beautiful creation. I just love all of the fru fru! I am now following you since we're sisters, has!

In the sisterhood,
Jacalyn

Kathy said...

Hello Sista Debbie!
Welcome to the sorority, and your project turned out lovely!
Nice to meet you!
xoxo~Kathy @
Sweet U-North Mornings...

Karen said...

Debbie i think your book is adorable. You did a wonderful job and I love that it is all phoofed out! And how clever to put your picture on the back! Great idea!
I'm glad you joined in our little sorority! I'm looking forward to "hanging out" with everyone!
Enjoy your weekend! karen

Diane said...

HI Debbie
Glad to have you for a new Sista! I love your notebook! I wish I had the talent you girls have with altered art.....but don't think I have the patience...or something. Probably just to busy doing other stuff! Anyways nice to meet you.
xoxo
Diane

Keetha Denise Broyles said...

Cute little Rush notebook, Debbie!

Our Back Porch said...

Hello there Sista. Your notebook is just beautiful! I am so excited about our sorority and all the F*U*N we will have!

Blessings from your Back Porch Sista,
Rebecca
from...
{Our Back Porch in Tennessee}

Ginger said...

Love your journal, I made one too for my project. Don't you love them. Everyone is doing such a great job.

Ginger

Lululiz said...

I love how you have decorated the notebook, the little green ribbons tied to the spiral are so sweet!

Kimberly said...

Hello Debbie,
What a sweet pleasure to meet you! Your project is lovely.
enJOY,
Kimberly

Lisa said...

What an awesome Idea for a book! I love it! Really I do!!! What a great way to save friends!
Hugs, Lisa

Whimsey Creations said...

I think that's absolutely the cutest idea! Thanks for visiting my blog earlier. Nice to meet you. Hugs!

JoAnne said...

Hi Debbie,
Your notebook is beautiful!
xoYour NY sister,JoAnne

Theresa said...

Hi there new friend! I love your creation! What would I do without a notebook:) to jot down notes? The older I get, the more I need them!

Have a blessed day my Sister and thanks for paying me a visit! HUGS!

Ruth said...

Hi Debbie... thanks for visiting and I love that your my new Blog sister! I missed the rush project. Love your notebook.

Remember.... Glitter is a Good Thing!

Ruth ;)
ThroughMyGardensGate.blogspot.com

Gail at Victorian at Heart said...

Hi Sister Your notebook is so lovely. That is such a great idea. After reading your "about me" I know we have much in common. I became your follower, too. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Hugs

Charm Bracelet Diva said...

Debbie, your altered art book is fabulous, as is your inspirational blog. Thanks for being a sister!

Lynn Stevens said...

What a great book Debbie and wonderful to meet you sister!
Making my way through the list!
Lynn

MosaicMagpie said...

Hey Sister,
I made a journal too! But you know that. And my name is Debbie too! But you know that. I am so glad your are participating in this with me. I look forward to getting to know you and seeing what other things we have in common.
Debbie

Beth A. from Songbird Hill said...

Debbie, So nice to meet you! I am too a Christian lady and love my Lord and Saviour! He's is awesome isn't He?! Your book is very pretty and I am so glad I got visit with you, my new sister!

Fabric Art said...

Hi my new sweet Sorority Sister nice to meet you, thanks for your sweet comments,Debbie your notebook is wonderful, it must be a pleasure to use it for notes, now I will take a trip to some other sisters to see there work. Have a nice weekend.
Hugs Anni

Nelly said...

Greetings from one of your sorority sisters from pennsylvania. What an adorable journal. Love all the frilly, girly feel to it. Come by and visit me too when you can.

Rettabug said...

Debbie, I'm just now catching up with all the Bloggerette Sorority members & I wanted to say how lovely your project turned out! That was brilliant to put your photo on the back & do the fluffy tulle ties/ribbons on your book. VERY pretty!

I read where you are mourning the loss of your daughter & so please don't even try to comment in return to this post. Just wanted to let you know I was here.

porter place cottage said...

Hello there Sista. Love your R*U*S*H project!! I'm excited about our sorority and all the F*U*N to come! Love your notebok! Sorry it's taken me so long to get here but trying to visit each and everyone!
Terrie

Cassandra said...

Lovely journal! Thanks so much for stopping by to visit me! :)