Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Found Old Photo

I was digging through some old photos and came across this!  Oh did it bring back memories!

You probably didn't realize that I was a singer for many years.  I started late in life, I was 29 years old.  After my husband died in 1978, I started to sing.  This was a dream of mine since I was a little girl.

I first started with a band in 1981 and didn't like it much as I was just a tamborine player and singer (no band wanted a singer who didn't play an instrument).

In 1983, I got my first set of keyboards and the lessons I took for 9 years on the accordion help me NOT!!  I met a wonderful couple who showed me what a 3 cord progression was and I was hooked!  I practiced for hours everyday!

In 1984 I started my own band.  Debra-Fae and Gunshy.  We comprised of 5.  Myself, lead guitarist, base player, drummer and a keyboard player.  I played a keyboard that strapped on like a guitar.  My band was good, but I couldn't stand the travel.  I was away from my kids.

In 1985, I worked with another musician and we formed a duo called Goodie & Two Shoes.  We were amazing together, but he quit to go back to school, so I went solo with my keyboards, computer and digital synthesizers.  I did this for over 6 years, working weekends in pubs around Edmonton.

When my 2 younger children became teenagers, I had to quit!  They needed much guidance and I had to be there for them.   I missed it terribly.

So over 10 years went by until we decided to get a Karaoke machine for fun.  That is how it all began!  As I was a professional singer, I could not stand how my voice sounded on these small machines, so we got bigger and better, until we really had a business!

I called one of my old places I used to do a single at, and was hired on the phone!  Hubby's nickname was Woody, so we called our Karaoke Company "Woody's Karaoke".  I was there 3 nights/week for over 5 years!  I had to leave due to illness in 2006.

I sure look slim and young here!  Amazing how much a person changes in 7 years!


DebraFae at Francos

Wednesday, May 15, 2013


During my Ustream, I was showing you my Mini Junk Journals.  As I said on Ustream I would have the .studio files for you.

If you have a Silhouette, these files should work for you.  They are .studio files.  The link to download is below.  Be sure to show me what you make with them, I would love to see!


Sunday, May 12, 2013

Tangle Patterns Guide 2013

These look like fun, so I purchased it and am going to give it a try.  I can do these while I sit in my recliner LOL!  Also, here is some information about the PDF:
There are nearly 500 tangle patterns, with step-out instructions, in this guide. For the online version, simply click on the tangle for which you want to see instructions, and, voila!

If you're interested in trying these, just click on the image.


Friday, May 3, 2013

Tangie Baxter - A Dream Come True!!

I am so excited for Tangie Baxter!  Her dream came true today!  Just click on the image to see and the amout is still climbing!

Congratulations Tangie!!

tangie baxter

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Mixed Media Collage – Bird (30 Pages Class)

Been working in my art journal....

I am still a beginner with glue and paint!  I am more comfortable with digital art but I am forging ahead!

I am taking a class called 30 Pages.  Christy is our class teacher and she is amazing!  I love her way of teaching!

If you want to see what kind of teacher she is, go and take one of her free classes!  You will love it!

mixed media - bird