Sunday, 13 April 2014


Okay, so I have TOTALLY neglected my blog followers...what is up with that?!?!?!  Well, if you follow me on Facebook or YouTube, you know that I have been incredibly busy. 

I can't believe it has been over a year since my last post!  Well, since that time, my shop has grown significantly...if you surf the many crafters' channels on YouTube, chances are that you have heard of ButterBeeScraps' Artistic Treasures on Zibbet :)

Not only has my shop grown, I now have a design team that offers many creative ideas of what you can do with all the lovely yumminess in the store, and I have created and do a decent job of maintaining a Facebook page for the business.  So, I thought it was time that I resurrect my blog.

I have been working extremely hard at giving this baby a complete and total makeover, so stay tuned.  You will be able to find the new website at the same url address -; however, I will be using a new website platform, so if you are a follower of this blog you will not automatically continue to get updates. 

On a positive note - all of the blog posts (minus the comments) will be moved over to the new website.  The old blog will also be available for a short while at a different url address for a short while during the transition.  Don't worry...I will link this blog to the new one so you can find it easily :)


Tuesday, 22 January 2013

A New Venture...

So, I've been thinking about opening an on-line store for quite some time now, but just didn't have the gumption to do anything about it.  Well, that has changed and I've jumped in with both feet.  The majority of what I have listed so far is filigree embellishments - these pretty little ladies can be used for scrapbooking, or jewelry making...and I'm sure many other things.  I also have a few wire wrapped keys that I made.

BUT...keep an eye out...I will be adding several products in the next few weeks as they arrive.  I'm focusing mainly on my true love...METAL!!!  However, I will also be listing some of my own creations.  Wish me luck, and I hope to see you there!  I know the prices will not disappoint you ;)

You can find my store by clicking on the zibbet sign on the right, or just by clicking on the following link:

Saturday, 6 October 2012

Something a little different...

Well, last night I decided to try my hand at art journalling.  In my daily life, I tend to be a bit of a perfectionist...ok, ok, ok...a LOT of a perfectionist.  That said, I have found that throughout my creative journey in the scrapbooking/art world, I have begun to love the little imperfections in my work.  A friend of mine was expressing some concern over her work a few days ago, so I offered her a bit of advice:

"Art does not have to be perfect...that's what makes it perfectly interesting".

So, last night I thought, "what a great first page for my art journal!"  I feel the page took me way longer than it should have, but I had a ton of fun creating it.  I hope you all enjoy :)


Monday, 3 September 2012

I've made some changes :)

Hello, everyone!  I just wanted to point out a few changes I've made to my blog.

First, I now have free downloads available :)  All you have to do is click on the tab labelled "Free Downloads" along the top of this page.  There is only one download currently available; however, I am sure there will be more to come :)

Second, you no longer have to wait for me to email any mini album patterns that you purchase...that's right!  No more wait time!!!

Please be patient with me - there may be a few bugs along the way, but together I'm sure we'll get them all ironed out quickly.


Wednesday, 22 August 2012

Say what? For real?!?!?!

I did it!  I finally did it!  I finished writing the pattern for my Vintage Gramophone Mini Album...yippee!!!  The pattern includes instructions for building the gramophone box assembly only; however, I did include pictures of the completed mini album I created to go inside my gramophone, so there's lots of extra inspiration included.

If you click on the "Patterns & Such" tab at the top of this page, you can place your order for a copy of the pattern.  All patterns are emailed in .pdf format.

If you need a refresher as to how the gramophone looks, you can check out the following video:

Thank you, thank you, thank you to everyone for being exceedingly patient!


Tuesday, 14 August 2012

Vintage Gramophone Mini Album Pattern Update

I thought it was time for an update on the pattern...yes, I've been crafting like crazy, BUT I have also been working on the gramophone pattern...woo-hoo!!!  It's coming along nicely, and still on track to be published by the end of the month :)  Thank you to everyone for your patience!!!


Wednesday, 4 July 2012

Where have I been?!?!?!

Okay, so I've been so busy with life (and crafting) that four months has gone by since my last post?!?!?!  I feel so negligent!

For those of you who do not know, I am now a member of the Wild Orchid Crafts design team...yipee!!!  Yes, it's official - I'm a wild!  What does this mean, you ask?  Well, it means a lot more projects and videos :)  I do love my minis, but being on the WOC design team will push me outside of that little box (because I couldn't possibly create a mini album every week!)  So, you can expect to see a lot more variety on my YouTube channel :)

I know that many of you are wondering...what about that gramophone pattern you promised us?  I haven't forgotten...I've just been negligent :(  However, I am striving to get back on track and hope to have the pattern written by the end of the summer (but hopefully sooner).  It is so close to being finished that it is crazy that I haven't published it yet!  Be sure to stay tuned here for updates on the progress of the pattern.  I will also post a video on YouTube announcing my triumphant victory over writer's block :)

If you'd like to see what I've been working on, be sure to check out my YouTube channel at: