Friday, April 22, 2016

Gonna try...

Well I've been missing and missing all of you.

There is no "huge" thing that has happened just day to day stuff that get you down. There has just been a lot of it lately. I couldn't even loose myself in paper.

Then something really scary happened. I have a 9 year old grand nephew, very outdoorsy kid and small for his age. He started complaining that his knee hurt then running fever. This was a Sunday. The next day she took him in and was told he had a virus but did not think the knee had anything to do with it. By Thursday they were in the emergency room running all kinds of tests. A few hours later they were rushing him to Texas Children's Hospital. Turns out he had an infection in his bones causing the terrible pain and high fever. He couldn't stand to be touched. He had a very bad time. He had surgery to put drains in his leg and ankle 2 days in a row.  We were all so scared. He even asked his mom if he was going "up" to be with God. You never know what kids are thinking.

It ended up being a strep infection which probably entered his body through a scrape on his elbow. After several days of strong antibiotics he finally started getting better. He went home last Monday and he gets to go back to school next Monday. He is using a walker but he will be able to use his right leg normally with PT.

Prayers and doctors are sometimes a great combination.

He loves fishing as well as hunting, baseball, animals, bugs etc.  I've been wanting to make this boat since last summer.

I'm going to put a gift card in it for him and some treats. He has a 5 year old little sister so I made the rainbow box for some for her.

Thank you for stopping by. I really do appreciate it.

Hugs and God bless. Stephanie

Monday, April 4, 2016

Happy Monday

Forty-six years ago today, I got married. That just seems unbelievable.

When I was growing up, people that were married this long were just so OLD! How did this happen to me?   I guess everyone wonders that.

We have big plans tonight. . . A baseball game! Surprised? haha

That's about all we can handle.  This will be the 3rd game since Friday. Then we have games Tuesday and Thursday nights.

In fact we have 3 games a week for this whole month.  Love these grandkids!

I did get hubby a card made. Not as elaborate as usual but it's done.

Thanks for stopping by.
Hugs and God bless. Stephanie

Saturday, April 2, 2016

Happy Saturday!


Hope it's a good day for you. I'm slow moving this morning. We had a ballgame last night. Our two grandsons teams played each other. I just sat there yelling for both teams. We have been watching Cade (12) play on this team for 3 years. This is Gabe's first year in Little League (minor league before this), so it was a strange experience to watch them play each other. I did get some photos of Cade pitching to Gabe.

Gabe's team lost by 1 point. Very close. Cade's team has mostly 12 year olds and Gabe's team has mostly 10 year olds. So there is a little intimidation.

The point to all this - we did not get home until almost 10. We have a makeup game tonight, Cade's game Monday night, and Gabe has games Tuesday and Thursday night. For the whole month of April we have 3 games a week. During baseball we spend all our time at the ballpark or having practice and trying to recuperate. lol Sometimes I think we are all nuts.

OK enough baseball. I have a couple of projects to show you that are just for fun. No big commitment to time or supplies.

I found a new (to me) site recently, Cre8ive Cutz 99 Cent Store. I bought a couple of files to try out. They give written instructions with picture tutorials. If  I'm understanding them anyone can. They have some really cute things that can be made quickly. There is a $25.00 for a year subscription so I bought it. Now when I want to make something for the heck of it, I can find something cute to play with that I can figure out without a video.Can't live without Mary's, (SVGCuts) video tutorials. You know, A girls' just gotta have fun!

The birdhouse is from Cre8ive Cutz and the frame and easel stand is a free file from Dreaming Tree.

Aren't they cute?
Thanks for stopping by.
Hugs and God bless.

Sunday, March 27, 2016

Happy Easter

I  hope you are all having a beautiful and blessed Easter.

Here are the last of my Easter projects.

These little boxes have a spout. I filled them with jelly beans.

Blessings to you all.
Thanks for stopping by.
Hugs and God bless. Stephanie

Saturday, March 26, 2016

Happy Saturday

Well Easter is tomorrow and I still can't believe it is already here.

I hope you are all ready. I might as well be. I'm not planning on making any more Easter things.

So today I have a few things to show you.

Thanks for stopping by.
Hugs and God bless. Stephanie

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Getting closer...

Well, it's Thursday, just 4 days till Easter.

Is everyone ready? I bought the candy for the baskets yesterday. Today I will fix them while Gabe is at school. He's off on Friday. So it's now or late at night. (NOT) lol I can't stay lucid late. haha

So today I have a few things to show you. I promise to finish by Easter. Then onto fun summer projects.

I really love that tulip box card. Didn't really like the carrot box. It is just too tall.  so I only made one.

Thanks for stopping by.
Hugs and God bless.

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

A little more Easter

Can you believe Easter is in a few days? It came so fast. I haven't bought the basket candy yet. Every year I tell myself I'm not going to spend so much. But every year My hubby goes a little crazy if we don't have all the "staples" in the baskets.

It's just so hard. I try to  cut back, and then I find some candy we had as kids that I forgot about and I just have to get it.

I just need to grow up and fix the baskets like everyone is expecting!

My grandsons even love peeps. We never liked them but we always had them.  It all gets eaten. But all that sugar! Drives me crazy.

Oh well, here is some more Easter to look at.

The mug is a Dreaming Tree file. An Irish coffee mug for St. Patrick's Day. I just changed the color and the theme. The basket is a tutorial from Splitcoast Stampers that Brigitte Mann, a DT member of Dreaming Tree, made into an SVG and shared with all of us. I was so excited that she did that. I do not do well with measuring. If I cut 3 pieces of paper using the same measurements each time, I get 3 different sizes of paper. I have to have a machine do it. Love them.

So thanks for taking the time to stop by.
Hugs and God bless. Stephanie

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Happy Tuesday afternoon

I'm in the process of scheduling some posts and I decided to post this right now.

This is just extra little things I made. Just for the heck of it.

Take a look:

It's such fun to play!
Thanks for stopping by.
Hugs and God bless. Stephanie

Saturday, March 19, 2016

A little Easter

Happy Saturday!

Hope you are all doing something you love. I hope to make something. I also hope to take photos of some stuff I have made. We'll see.

Anyway, today I thought I would show you a little bit of Easter.

The carrot box is a file from the sil store and the bunny bag
is a freebie from SVGCuts. (I think)

Thanks for stopping by.
Hugs and God bless.

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Happy St. Patrick's Day

Is everyone feeling green today?

I told Gabe last night that I wanted to go to Michael's today. (he absolutely hates to shop) He told me we just couldn't go to "M"s because it's a holiday. lol He's probably expecting a "green" feast too.

I really didn't make much for St. Pats. I like to celebrate the holiday for the whole month. Having Easter 10 days later in the same month kind of screwed things up.  I've made some stuff for Easter but I've also made some things just for the fun of it.

Today is also my sis and BIL wedding anniversary. They should get their card today. I would show it to you but I forgot to take a photo.  That seems to happen a lot lately.

Anyway here are a couple of things to look at.

SVGCuts file

Silhouette store file

free file from Dreaming Tree
I have photos ready for future posts and several projects to photograph.
Now I just have to write posts.
Thanks for stopping by.
Hugs and God bless.

Friday, March 11, 2016

Happy Friday

I hope you all avoided the flooding that has been happening.

Our area was on the edges of these storms so it was a lot better than most. We only got 2 1/4"
the last 2 days.

Don't have much time so getting right to it.

I have a couple of chick treat boxes to show you. Very simple.

Have a great weekend.
Thanks for stopping by.
Hugs and God bless.

Wednesday, March 9, 2016


Well hi. It's been a while, hasn't it?

I could tell you all the reasons for the hiatus - from arthritis to bloggy problems to school to baseball to just being not in the mood. But so what - life happens.

I have been making some easy things every chance I get. So today I'm going to show you one. (as I finally took some pics)

How about that?!

This cute container is a Lori Whitlock file. Easy to make but gave my hands a workout.
My paper  was Neenah 72 pk I got at Target. It's 65# but has so much more body than The paper by the sheet at Hobby Lobby.  I do not buy that anymore.

I added the flower.
I will try to post again soon.
Thanks for stopping by.
Hugs and God bless.

Sunday, February 21, 2016

Good Sunday morning

Good morning. I'm not fully awake yet. So I'm apologizing now if this makes no sense.

This will be very short.

I'm showing you the last of Valentines projects. At least what I have photos of.  I forget to take pictures sometimes.

Anyway, this is it.

Bonbon box, SVGCuts

Basket, Dreaming Tree

Silhouette online store
Thanks for stopping by.
Have a great day.
Hugs and God bless. Stephanie

Friday, February 19, 2016

Happy Friday

Is everyone as glad for Friday as I am?

This was a short week for school here. (teacher work day last Monday) But Tuesday they got right into the Starr testing practice. This time it's for a writing test. I don't even understand the terminology and 4th graders are expected to write and understand prose like in high school. It's insane. It's very hard to help him when I can't "get" what they want. Anyway I'm glad for Friday. (and so is he)

OK. Now to the reason I am here today.

I have a few Valentine things to show you. (I know I'm late)


I know this isn't Valentine related, it's winter. I just loved this bag so I made it and put it out.
All these files are from SVGCuts. Thank you Mary!
Thanks for stopping by.
Hugs and God bless.

Sunday, February 14, 2016

February 14th

Just wanted to say Happy Valentine's Day to everyone.

Hope you have a wonderful day.

This is really short and sweet as we are heading out to a birthday party for our niece's daughter. She turned 5 on the 11th. I'll show you her card later. Today it's my hubbies Valentine card.

This file is from Dreaming Tree. I made the card several weeks ago but I had to search for the perfect sentiment.

It's always been a "thing" with my hubby and I to be the first one to say "I love you more." So this one was perfect.

Thanks for stopping by. Have a great day.
Hugs and God bless. Stephanie