Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Christmas in the Kitchen-

New layout will be on Ebay tonight!

Here is a sneek peek! I love Chef Teddy Bear. He seems to keep coming back to all my layouts!

Sunday, December 7, 2008


I purchased a ton of supplies to finish my Las Vegas vaction scrapbook layouts. So this week I made a bear dressed as Elvis and added my new un-used EXTRA supplies to this auction! Its a great deal 6 papers PLUS a couple of brand new ELVIS embellishments! Click here ELVIS to check it out!

Monday, November 24, 2008

Snow is on the way!

It looks like snow is on the way, so my first round of snowmen are ready to go! The layouts will be on Ebay at 6:30 pacific time ....tonight! The paper piecings are already on! Here is a peek- if you want to place a bid click here to find my stuff on Ebay.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Love Starbucks?

then scrap it. You can create an entire layout dedicated to your #1 beverage! I started mine with my latte loving bear! Here she is!
Every Sunday we take our dogs to the park. Lately, with the change in the weather, we have had the park all to ourselves. My newest project is a layout depicting our "Slow on Sunday morning" tradition. Coffee and an afternoon stroll in the park.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008


The weather is gloomy here, but I did manage to get a couple of new layouts listed on Ebay (click Ebay to get there) I made 3 single page layouts, but I can always make you a matching page if you prefer 2 page layouts...just ask!

I tried my first Frappacinno ---sp? who knows...I'm too tired to check, but I'm sure one of my English pro sisters will correct my poor spelling and grammar :0) anyway...I tried double chocolate mint WOW! that was like a rich dessert, a little heavy for the morning but I am willing to try it again. LOL!

I'm in the Christmas mood so here is a preview of my first holiday layout of the season~

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Christmas cookies anyone?

Tonight the BTDL design team will list 8x8 scrapbook pages on EBAY, all with a flair for Christmas. I am still on a sugar high, so my theme will be Christmas cookies! no big surprise :0) Here is a sneak peek of my "Baked with Love" 8x8 layout that will be listed tonight. The little cookie looks so real....YUMMY!

I have been adding items daily to my new web store Andrea T Designs so be sure to check there and see what is new!

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Andrea T Designs Teddy Bear "the pattern"

After many request I have decided to create a pattern for my paper pieced teddy bear. This pattern will be sold exclusively here on my blog. This pattern "kit" contains my bear pattern printed on white card stock. One piece of the tan textured card stock that I use when I create these bears. Detailed instructions and my supply list.. PLUS a little pack of eyes and noses. I generally can get three bears from one piece of 8 1/2 x 11 card stock. If you have any questions feel free to ask t.seiler@insightbb.com I am in the process of adding more kits to my new web store as well as ready made bears.

Monday, October 6, 2008

Weekly pupDATE -Look who needs a home :0)

I just thought I would share an available FURiend. She is at the rescue that my little sweetie Dixie is from. If you are in the Northern Ky/Ohio area and are looking to add to your family check her out. She is at the Bluegrass Boxer Rescue
Look at that sweet face!

10-2-08 UPDATE: I was adopted in June and I have been returned. My family had a job offer to good to be true and they thought I would need a more stable environment. So here I am again looking for a family who will love and protect me, hopefully forever. I am now 8 months old and really want a family to love me. More will be posted shortly along with new pictures.
My name is Zoe, hopefully I will grow into my new name. I am a beautiful 10 week old deaf girl so will be listed as a special needs. I am crate trained and working on my house training. My foster mom has started me on my hand signals and says I am a quick study. Everyone seems to think that I am extremely smart for one so young and given the circumstances of my surrender. You see I was going to be euthanized because I am deaf by my breeder and the rescue ladies could not see that happening. I am to lovable and quite the little lady despite my deafness. Someday when I grow up, I will be a beautiful, intelligent girl who my new family will be proud to have in their family.
Adoption Donation: $275.00

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Paper PUPS

You know you love to scrapbook your favorite furry pal, with that in mind, I am creating a new line of paper pups. Here is a little peek of my first one, this puppy was added to a layout. These will be available in my new web store CLICK HERE for the link. I will be adding items daily. Hopefully by the end of the week I will have more samples listed. Custom orders are welcome! I would also love to add some custom doggy items.....Mom if you are reading this get to work on those pampered pooch blankets!

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

A feature by my niece Taylor Dupree

After reading about my new little rescue dog, my niece Taylor wanted to tell her own story of her animal rescue. Here it is in her own words-

This is how it all started my mom and step dad were driving and it was day time. All of a sudden Juno, my precious baby girl, was in front of the storage unit. They pulled up to her and opened the door [of their car] and she was ours. When I first saw herI immediately wanted to see if she knew any tricks. It turned out she knew how to sit and lay down. Even though she isn't potty trained yet, we get to keep her. Juno has a pretty smile! Her favorite color is a light shade of purple and a light shade of green and her favorite words are family and love.

Friday, September 19, 2008

My new FURiend

Meet Dixie she is a rescue dog. This little cutie was poorly treated by her previous owner but was rescued by a friend of mine at the Bluegrass Boxer Rescue She is learning to be an indoor dog and trying to get along with some rather unpleasent cats. Needless to say I have had my hands full so my scrapbooking has been put on the back burner this week, but thats ok I'm sure she will be worth it! She seems to really like my other two dogs, who were also rescue shelter dogs. If you are looking for a furry friend to add to your family please visit your local shelter and if a certian breed is what you desire then google the breed. You will find tons of groups ran by voluteers who work endlessly to save those breeds that end up in shelters and abusive homes.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

We are back from Vegas!

WE had a fantastic Las Vegas vacation! I saw the show Cirque du Soleil show "O" . It was truely magical, and one of the many hilights of our stay at the Bellagio.

I am working on layouts to donate to the Scrap Pink event we are having at our scrapbook store right now. Hopefully, I will get a few done for Ebay. I will try to list them next week. I need some inspiration, so if you can think of a theme you would like to see PLEASE contact me! :0)

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Sugar High

As you can see by my new list of ETSY favorites, I'm still thinking about sugar! Last night I posted my "Gimmi Sugar" layout and one of my favorite customers got a sugar craving! Today I will show you my other sugar sweet layout. This layout is called "My Cupcake" It was done is the same sweet colors and just as much glitter. I added international shipping to my auctions, so please check them out!

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

I've got a sweet tooth!

I found this paper at work the other day and all I could think about were pink cupcakes! So here is what I created after I came home......... I never did get my pink cupcake :0( You can find it on EBAY .......... unless someone else gets a sweet tooth first. :0)

Monday, August 4, 2008

Birthday Theme

BTDL has a birthday theme challenge this week. I will list mine tonight, I love it! it turned out so cute! This picture is a sneek peek at the layout I will list tonight-7pm PST

BEARY Special Birthday

Friday, August 1, 2008

Recycle Your Scraps

This year I suggested to my family that we give "earth friendly" Christmas gifts, because it is important to learn more ways we can save the enviroment.....and I love a shopping challenge. With this mind set, I researched a bit and came across this-

It is estimated that each year our scrapbooking industry utilizes over 380,000 trees in the manufacturing of scrapbook supplies. Experts estimate that one tree can yield 8,333 pieces of paper. (Claudia Thompson, Recycled Papers: The Essential Guide, Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 1992.)

My favorite hobby is a huge threat to trees. My passion for paper collecting drives me buy countless pieces of pattern paper. Now my daily challenge is scrapbooking in a earth friendly way. I will say that I save nearly EVERY scrap, but that doesn't stop me from buying it daily. Here are a few suggestions to help recycle and learn a better "EARTH friendly" way to create a legacy for your family, and keep on scrappin'

Recycle. Recycling is the process of turning waste materials such as paper and plastics into a new resource. To recycle, save recyclable items and send or take them to a recycling facility. The facility will process the materials so it can be used in new materials.
The craft of scrapbooking involves a lot of paper products, including cardstock, patterned paper, and packaging. Often scrapbook items are sold in plastic packaging as well. Learn what items can be recycled in your area.
Set up a spot in your scrapbook area for placing items that can be recycled. In my scrapbook area I have one trash can for recycling papers and one for non-recyclable items. Sort paper and other recyclable items as you are scrapping.
When opening a new product, divide the paper and plastic aspects of the product. Sort and place any recyclable items in the appropriate recycling containers.
Support recycled products. Write to the scrapbook manufacturers asking them to consider using recycling materials in their products.

Reuse. Reusing is the process of using items again. Reusing benefits the environment because the material does not need to be processed into a new material. Reusing also benefits other people because more than one person can use the item.
Repair scrapbook tools that have broken.
Find multiple uses for a tool or scrapbook product.
Save scraps of paper in a scrap file to be used later.
Donate to charity items that are no longer used.
Sell items that are no longer used.
Share or trade idea books and magazines with others.
Purchase slightly used items from others or at a garage sale.
Scrapbook supplies often come in attractive packaging. Be creative and use this packaging for various craft projects.

Reduce. Reducing is the process of consuming less and throwing away less.
Purchase durable, long-lasting products.
Do not buy the newest item if an item you have already will do the same thing.
Do not buy new items unnecessarily.
Use old items as much as possible before purchasing new items.
Find items around the house to use instead of buying something new.

By following some of these tips you can keep your supplies to a minimum and help the environment at the same time.
I found these tips online, if you have more suggestions to help me "GO GREEN" in my scrap studio I would love to hear from you!

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

I'm a BLOGstar!

One of my favorite blogs is Simply Sentimental and she featured me today! I bought the cutest little globes from her to use on my layouts. You should check out her paper piecings they are great! This layout sold last night, but there is another layout with a jet setter theme on Ebay now. Click here to see that layout.

Monday, July 21, 2008

Patriotic Cards with mini bears!

I made a couple of patriotic themed notecards with my little mini bear on them. I know its past the forth of July....but I had a bunch of scraps left from layouts....and in my effort to "go green" I had to use them up! ANYWAY they would be great to send over seas to the brave men and women serving our country. Keep checking back I will get my holiday cards listed in August, hopefully :0)

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Mini Teddy bears

I'm trying something a little different with my paper pieced bears! I scanned and reduced this little guy and printed him out on textured cardstock. He is so cute and will look great on cards and tags. If you get a chance check him out! I have one listed in my ETSY store and a few more listed in my card catagory in the BTDL Boutique. They measure about 4 inches long and 2 inches across. They a just little mini editions of my teddy bear...so cute!

Monday, July 14, 2008

I love a FREEBIE

Check out the great deal going on at the BTDL Blog

I have a few cute layouts going on ebay later tonight. I have a single 12x12 -choose your own title- layout heading to auction tonight, as well as a camping two page layout.
The heat is on in Kentucky so I'm staying indoors working on my fall line up of bears....when I'm not shopping online :0)

Sunday, July 13, 2008

I have been tagged!

This is my first time being tagged! So here it is, 8 random facts about myself.
1. I love dolls. I have loved them since I was a child. I played with Barbie until I was at least 12 ( can you imagine that now a days?) Even now I will stroll along in the toy department looking at dolls. I have a little collection of Madam Alexander and a few holiday Barbie dolls and I always have dolls on my "watch list"
2. I hate condiments of any kind. I always order everything PLAIN.
3. I love the smell of rain, the ocean and fresh cut grass...
4. I hate the smell of most-nearly all- perfumes.
5. I cannot swim.
6. I dream about living in a little cottage by the ocean.
7. I am a secret para normal fan. I never miss Jason& Grant. I hope to go on ghost hunt one day.
8. I love the 80's

THE RULES1) each player starts with eight random facts/habits about themselves.2) people who are tagged need to write a post on their own blog (about their eight things) and post these rules.3) at the end of your blog, you need to choose eight people to get tagged and list their names.4) don’t forget to leave them a comment telling them they’re tagged, and to read your blog.

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Winner of the June layout is...

TerryD Yeah!!! Thank you for all the comments! I will list the July contest in a few days. TerryD please contact me with your info!

Monday, June 30, 2008

Just thought I would share a layout from my personal scrapbook with you. This is my niece Summer (minus a couple of front teeth!) smiling for me at the zoo. Her favorite animal was an owl... so there was the the inspiration for this layout!

Friday, June 27, 2008

~Custom Bear Request~

Thank you for all the comments! Yes you can buy my bears at the BTDL website . I have just listed a custom bear theme. This is the bear that you can pick the dress/theme and I will create a custom teddy bear dressed for your layout. I get so many requests for different dress styles its really hard for me to get to them all. This way, if you need a ballerina, eagle scout, ball player or just a bear in a pink bikini you can choose it! I hope you have a BEARy nice day.... I'm back to my studio!

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Just in time for your summer pages- Snorkle bears and Mermaid bears! The snorkle bears are being sold in the BTDL Boutique and my sparkly merbear is at EBAY.

Monday, June 23, 2008


Tonight I will list the first two in my series of internationally dressed bears. I recently visited our local botanical gardens and saw a beautiful display of China butterflys. That was the inspiration for my first little bear. The second is from England, a place I would love to visit. So while I am day dreaming... here is a sneek peek of my auctions going on EBAY tonight.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

BTDL Boutique

Well it took me some time but I am finally listing invetory on the newest scrapbooking site BTDL Boutique This is where you can buy beautiful handmade creations to add to your scrapbook layouts. Be sure to check out our new site, I'm sure you find something there you have to have!
Just listed today- 6 new teddy bear designs...here is a peek at one. This little gal is ready for some sunshine!

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

New layouts

I need a vacation! or at least a pool.

Single page layout listed on ebay now.

Monday, June 2, 2008

Here it is! This Teddy Bear 12x12 layout features two photo mats and two tags for journaling. It is done in chocolate browns and will work for a VARIETY of photos. All you need to do is leave a comment in June and you will entered to win this layout FREE! I did the scrappin for you, just add your photos!

I fell a little behind with my weekly EBAY auctions. They will be posted tonight at 8pm PST. I have one graduation page and a colorful summer theme ready to go.

Sunday, June 1, 2008

June ~Layout give away!~

Tomorrow I will be posting the picture of my first give away! If you love scrapbooking, teddy bears or just a fast way to add to your scrapbook, be sure to check back tomorrow night. Everyone who leaves me a comment in the month of June will be registered to win the single page layout.
I am running this contest for the entire month of June. On the last day I will announce the winner. When you see your name contact me. I will get your info and you will get a 12x12 layout- ready made for your scrapbook! My theme for this is..... of course.......TEDDY BEARS.
Please comment as much as you want, but you will only be entered once!

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Happy Memorial Day- a little early

I will be working the rest of week, so I thought I would wish everyone a wonderful weekend to come. Keep checking back because June 1st. I will list my first blog give-away! These little bears are going to Ebay tonight, they are all ready for the holiday.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Scrappin today!

I just finished two single page layouts for Ebay tonight. Fathers Day themed teddies--of course! Here is a sneek peek.

Monday, May 19, 2008

Dale Chihuly's Fiore Di Como, Bellagio, Las Vegas

We are getting ready for Vegas in the fall, I found this photo of the Bellagio's ceiling installation. We are staying in this hotel I can't wait to see it up close!

Sunday, May 18, 2008

The Great Outdoors

New layout going to EBAY Monday night!

I love these guys....so cute!

Thursday, May 15, 2008


My little bear just got back from WDW :0)

I am going to list this two page layout on EBAY tonight. I may add a Buy It Now, but I haven't decided. I really love the colors it turned out great. I hope he finds a good home! I am going to start listing more layouts on EBAY please check in every week.

Monday, May 12, 2008

New teddy bear layout will be on Ebay tonight, 7pm pacific time. I hope to have a full line up of layouts by next Monday night. I hope you all had a wonderfull Mothers Day weekend!

Friday, May 9, 2008

Sunny Side Up

Sunny Side Up
Originally uploaded by code poet
I found this photo on Flickr-
WOW! What a fabulous day! Taken in Lexington which is just about an hour and half away from me. I thought it would brighten up my blog, we have had nothing but rain the last few days. Here is a little sunshine.

Tuesday, May 6, 2008


Originally uploaded by du_buh_du_designs
Fabulous Mermaid! I love these dolls!

Latest update.....I started a new job! Hopefully I will be back to scrapbooking soon, I am working at a local scrapbook store Scraps Etc I am only working part time but it is taking up some of my web surfing time LOL! For all of my bear customers I have a group cut and they are waiting for their layouts, hopefully they will be out soon. Keep checking EBAY! My vintage cards are still at ETSY for now.

Monday, April 14, 2008

Prim Angel cards

This is a little paper collage I made inspired from one of my favorite mixed media artist Kelly Rae Roberts I did this on chipboard cut ATC (2.5x3.5) size. Tiny scraps of printed paper are collaged and painted over, then I painted my angel on top of the collage! I added vintage text to her dress and wings and finished with a top coat. This will be the first in my series of prim angels. Look for the orignals on Ebay later this week.

Friday, April 11, 2008

Monday, April 7, 2008

A day at the Zoo

We had a wonderful weekend at the Cincinnati zoo, I thought I would share a few of my favorite photos! This is a photo of a mother and son gorilla! Speaking of mothers- I would also like to mention I just listed a few Mothers Day cards in my ETSY store. These are done in my favorite collage style with beautiful vintage mother and child photos. I will try to list more but for now here they are.

Friday, March 28, 2008

New cards

These are a couple of the cards I listed today in my ETSY store.

I'm Featured Today!

One of my favorite bloggers and sellers has one of my collage cards featured on her blog, Simply Sentimental Thank you Sydnei! Be sure and check out her fantastic cards and paper piecings in her ETSY store. This is one of my favorites from her store.

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Live in Sunshine

Today the sun is shining and I decided to start painting again. I found this wonderful quote by Erma Bombeck, who said "when I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, "I used everything you gave me". with that being said, I'm off to my studio. Have a wonderful and blessed day!

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Rainy Days

It has rained for two straight days, but I got a lot of work done! I just listed a few ATC/ACEO cards on Ebay. Here is my Marie Antoinette card.
I finished my collage cards for Swapbot.com, it was my first swap so lets hope it goes well. When I receive my cards I will let you know what I think!

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