Friday, July 24, 2015

A little more silhouette fun

Happy Friday, everyone.

I have a few more projects from the Sil store. There really isn't any rhyme or reason for cutting these particular files, I just liked them.  When I have trouble committing to a more complicated project, I prowl the "store" for things that catch my eye. I'm happiest when I'm cutting and gluing. lol

So this is what I have to show you today.

These little gift bags are tiny but so cute. The S'mores file is a gift card holder in the bottom box. I just liked the way it looked. I really do these things for fun.

I think I have finally decided what SVGCuts kit I want to work on next. We'll see.
Thanks for stopping by.
Hugs and God bless. Stephanie

Thursday, July 23, 2015

A little silhouette fun

Hi, all!

Hope you're having a great week. Getting crafty? I still haven't committed to any big projects. Just dealing with birthday cards that I have to make. But in-between I have been having a little fun making some of the cute files that have been showing up in the sil store.

Thought I would show a few of these.

Thanks for stopping by.
Hugs and God bless. Stephanie

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Happy Tuesday

Hope everyone had a great weekend. Ours was very laid back. Hubby is dealing with back pain so between his back and my hands and knees we are the perfect pair. lol

My hubby is a golfer and he watches a lot of it at home.  Well believe it or not I have learned quite a bit about golf myself. I have heard and seen enough of it to have some favorite players.

Well this weekend was the British Open. (a very big deal in golf land) One of my new favorite golfers is a 21 year old from Texas (where I live) who just won 2 very big tournaments.  If he had won this one he would have been the first one since 1953 to all 3 "Opens" in the same year.
Usually I just ask hubby for updates but Sun. and Mon. I actually watched it for hours. I still can't believe I watched like that.

Now why did I tell you all this, who knows. That was just my weekend. lol

My DIL's birthday was yesterday. I have her card and cupcake treat holder to show you.  They are both from an SVGCuts kit. I just love these kits.

Take a look:

The card is a lever card.
Thanks so much for stopping by.
Hugs and God bless. Stephanie

Friday, July 17, 2015

A little wheelbarrow

Hello. It's Friday evening, I know that. For the past few hours I thought it was Saturday. Of course, I woke up at 3:30 this morning. So that must be it. If I get up really early the day lasts too long so I go to the next one! See I fixed myself! lol

If only it were that easy! haha

OK, I do have something to show you. A few weeks ago I made the 3d wheelbarrow  from SVGcuts Country Market kit. But it needed something so it's been on my table ever since waiting for "something".

Well today was the day. First I made some flowers but I didn't like it. So I decided on strawberries. Now I feel like putting it out.

Take a look:

Thanks so much for dropping by. I hope you all have a wonderful weekend.
Hugs and God bless. Stephanie

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Averie's card

Happy Wednesday.

I have a card to show you today. In fact birthday cards are about all I have been doing lately.

This one is for my nieces daughter. Her birthday is this weekend.

This popsicle card is another fantastic card file from SVGCuts.
Thanks for looking.
Hugs and God bless. Stephanie

Monday, July 13, 2015


Well here we are at Monday again! Wonder what day I'll end up on?! Ha

Whatever day "I" happen to be on, I do have a card to show you. A dear friend brought Hubby and I a nice birthday gift last month. So I made her a thank you card.

Take a look:

Thank you for spending a little time here with me.

Hugs and God bless. Stephanie

Friday, July 10, 2015

Feel better

Good morning!

 It's Friday and I actually seem to be on the right day. If I'm lucky I will still think it's Friday when I go to bed. lol So many days I start out on one day (may not be the correct day) but by the time I go to bed I'm convinced it's a different day. I don't know if it's age or the fact that I'm usually up by 4 am. (which makes for some very long days)

Oh well that is not what you came here for, is it?

I do have something to show you. My sister needed a special card for a friend who has a terrible illness. She needed something to lift her spirits without actually referring to her situation.

I made her a strawberry basket box card (SVGCuts) and a strawberry treat jar (sil store).

I think they came out pretty cute.

Thanks for stopping by. Hugs and God bless. Stephanie

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Happy 4th of July

I hope everyone had a wonderful day.  We had our annual BBQ and I am exhausted. Most of the usual people weren't here. Some had prior commitments, one sister had a chance to go to the lake for 4 days (I would never expect her to mess up her long weekend just to eat BBQ), son and wife went to a Garth Brooks concert etc. There was only 12 of us but it was wonderful.

So a good day but I am so ready to go to bed. lol

I didn't get a lot of things made to this holiday. Made quite a few birthday cards but can't seem to get in the groove.

Here are the few files I made .

Thanks for stopping by.
Hugs and God bless. Stephanie
Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Happy birthday, Sis

Happy Tuesday!!!

This past weekend one of my sisters had a birthday. This one just recently retired. and I think she is busier than ever. lol We haven't seen each other since last December. I'm hoping they can come to our July 4th barbeque.
Anyway this is her card. We love flamingoes. Our mom had some in the front yard under a mimosa tree when we were kids.

This file is from SVGCuts. Another one of Mary's fabulous cards.

Thanks for stopping by.
Hugs and God bless. Stephanie

Sunday, June 14, 2015

A little craziness

Hi, all. It's 6 pm Sunday. I have been trying to post all day. Each time I click on "new post" I get some error message. Well I was just fooling around with it again and I noticed that under the error message, there was the shadowy page I've been trying to get to.

so I x-ed out the error message and here it is.

So here is a new post. (it really shouldn't be so hard to post) lol

One of my hubby's golf buddies had a knee replacement and he wanted me to make him a card. Here it is.

I like the way it turned out. Hubby said he did too.

Thanks for stopping by.
Hugs and God bless. Stephanie

Monday, June 8, 2015

Happy Monday

Well, it's a happy Monday for my SIL. It's the first Monday of her retirement! Yea, Toni!

Tomorrow is my hubby's birthday. It's a big one, 65. We have spent the last few months trying to decide what insurance to keep while signing up for Medicare. It really is confusing. Now it's done and all we can do is hope for the best. At least we only have to go through it once. You see, I will be 65 in a couple of weeks so they were able to get us both signed up for everything at one time.

So, I have his birthday card to show you. I loved the card when I saw it but I didn't realize how it opened. It's a fishing vest and the front opens in 2 pieces.  If it opened on each side like a gate fold it would have been really cute but it opens top to bottom, in 2 pieces. I didn't think that was a good design. So I used the sign on the front to join them so they open together. I like it much better.

Take a look:

I think it is so cute!

Thanks for stopping by.
Hugs and God bless. Stephanie

Friday, June 5, 2015

A good Friday

Happy Friday, everyone. I actually slept til 7am today. The sun was up! Of course I didn't sleep straight through, haven't done that in over 30 years. But it felt good not to have to be up early.

I have a little gazebo to show you today. I've been making cards I am going to need this summer and a few summer goodies to use in the house. It will be a mix of summertime and patriotic that will be up till at least September or longer. I just love red white and blue.

This gazebo is a sil file by Lori Whitlock.

This one was very easy to put together. I have learned with certain artists, to check out the tutorial before I buy the file. Sometimes I would buy a file then spend 30 min. to an hour trying to find the tutorial when I can't figure out how to do it on my own. But this one was easy and made sense to me.
Loved making it.

Thanks for stopping by.
Hugs and God bless. Stephanie

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Monday evening

Well, it's summer vacation and we aren't supposed to get any rain for about 7 days. It's so hot. We should hit 90's this week. I'm already miserable. lol

Today was Gabe's first day of "summer rec". It's 4 days a week, 8am to 11:30am, for 4 weeks.
Gym for games one day, pool one day, spray park one day and a playground one day. He loves it.
So I don't get to do much but grocery shop etc. and pick him up.

So when I can, I try to keep ahead of the cards I need.

This one is for my sister-in-law. She is retiring next Monday. She has worked for this same school system since she was 16, about 40 years.

Here's her card.

I thought it came out pretty cute. Hope she likes it.

Thanks for stopping by.

Hugs and
God bless. Stephanie

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Happy Saturday.

Hi! I slept in today - it was almost 6 am! lol

I thought I would show you the piano box I made for Gabe's music teacher at school. We have enjoyed her for the last 4 years. He goes to a different school for 4th and 5th grade so we will miss her.

Take a look:

Thanks for stopping by.
Hugs and God bless. Stephanie
Have a wonderful weekend!
God bless our troops.

Monday, May 18, 2015

Happy Monday

Hi, everyone. We have 8 days of school left, 5 days this week and 3 days next week. Our year always ends on a Thursday and next Monday is a holiday. Gabe is looking forward to 4th grade and a new school. But first, summer.

I do have a card to show you. One of our nephews has a birthday next week. I think that takes care of May. Then I have to concentrate on June. Father's Day, hubby's birthday and a sister's birthday.

I also decided to show you these cute flower treat boxes. I made them red, white and blue for July. I love red, white and blue for summer.

thanks for stopping by. I so appreciate it.

Hugs and God bless. Stephanie

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

It's Tuesday!

Well we made it past another Monday! Hope you all had a wonderful weekend and Mothers Day.  We had a very nice weekend.  Hubby and Gabe gave me a new charm for my Pandora bracelet and I like that. If it was up to me, I would have bought new pretty papers. But I love new charms.

Our two middle sons, daughter-in-law and 2 more grandsons came for lunch on Sunday.
so it was a nice day.

Today I'm going to show you a couple of projects from the newest kit from SVGCuts.

Thanks for stopping by.

Hugs and God bless. Stephanie 

(only 12 days of school left)

Friday, May 8, 2015

Super Friday

I don't know why I said super - there's nothing special about this one - but it's the weekend!

We have a busy weekend this week. I would much rather "veg" out. Oh well.

Today I'm going to show you some random files from Sil online store. A lot of their files do not fit together perfectly. They have some cute ones but I am so spoiled to SVGCuts.  (thank you Mary and Leo)

Here they are:

This little strawberry basket I love!

I seem to like to make teapots. This one is simple and fast.
SVGCuts has a big fancy one but I did not have time to start it.

                              There was a little cup and saucer to match. A  very easy and fast.

Thanks so much for stopping by.

Hugs and God bless. Stephanie

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Happy Wednesday

Good morning, all. Hope all is well with you.

Before I get to the project, I just want to say a big thank you to my loyal bloggie friends. Mind you, I don't get a lot of traffic (and that used to bother me) . I thought you had to have hundreds of visitors daily or you were just a failure. That even kept me from crafting.

But the friends I have encourage me and keep me going on this journey are so special to me. I love hearing from you and I love visiting you. So thank you so much for making this special.

I have a card for one of my sisters today. She recently retired (she didn't even tell us she was thinking about it).
We were shocked. I'm so happy for her.

So here's her card.

Thanks for stopping by.

Hugs and God bless. Stephanie