Saturday, August 29, 2015


Well, we made it through the first week of school. So far Gabe likes it in 4th grade. He likes changing classes. When I was growing up we didn't change classes until 7th grade and I was petrified I would forget where I was supposed to be. But to Gabe it is no big deal. Thank goodness.

So one week down. Hope the rest of the year goes this well.
I do have a project to show you. This is another kit from SVGCuts. I love this lighthouse and house.

Thanks for looking.

Hugs and God bless. Stephanie

Monday, August 24, 2015

First day!

Good morning. August, 24th, 2015. First day of 4th grade for Gabe. He is very excited. He gets to go to a new location for school. Here we have K-3rd grade at one location and 4th and 5th at a different school. They get to change classes and he will have about 6 different teachers. (we didn't do that until 7th grade - things sure have changed) I don't know if I could have handled that at 9/10 years old. I panicked at 12. lol

I know Gabe will be fine. He seems to take it as it is." If that's the way you do it, then that's the way I'll do it."

So here are a few things I made for "school days."

The desk, locker and chalkboard are files from sil. I added the banner flag to the locker
after I took these photos. (as per top photo)

The sneaker and backpack are files from SVGCuts.
I hope everyone has/had a great "first day".
Thanks for stopping by.
Hugs and God bless. Stephanie

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Happy Wednesday

Well, it's Wednesday and school starts is 4 more days. That means I have 4 more sleeps until I have to start getting up with an alarm! (the worse part) UGH!

Today I have some 3d for you. These projects are from a new site I came across a few months ago,
 Fleurette Bloom.  The first project I saw of hers was a wishing well, so cute. Then about a month later the Hooked on Fishing kit came out.  So I started watching her videos to make sure I could understand what was going on. After about 4 months I took the plunge. I bought the fishing and wishing well kits.
I know the sil store has a fish basket  and fish but I have trouble understanding this artists instructions.. Anyway I'm happy with the kit I bought. I did buy the fish file from sil. I added it to the string of fish from the FB kit. (I'm so glad I bought the kit because I don't like the fish very much from the sil store)  The FB kit also has the hat you see(it's actually a box but I wanted it to hang on the wall so I only made the top of it) a card and an old fashioned fishing reel box that I haven't made yet.

I'm entering this in a challenge:

Take a look:

What do you think? Cute kit, huh?
Thanks for dropping by.
Hope it's a great week
Hugs and God bless y'all.

I do not have cateracts - yet! She said there are some changes to my eyes lenses but can't be classified as cataracts just yet. Hope the new glasses help and stop the horrible headaches.
Hubby is the one with 2 small cataracts. I'm the one with the blurry problems, go figure.
Gabe also needed glasses.

Friday, August 14, 2015

And it's Friday...

Hi, everyone. Has it been a long week to you?  Ever since I made the appointments to get our eyes checked, time seems to be crawling. We've been having tons of headaches and for the longest time I have felt like I was looking through a film. It just hit me a few days ago ... I could have cataracts!

Well, I guess I will find out Monday.

OK, so today is my sister's birthday.  This is her card and treat box. I put her favorite candy in it. She loved it.

Happy birthday, Denise!

I hope everyone has a great Friday and a wonderful weekend.

Thanks so much for stopping for a visit.
Hugs and God bless. Stephanie

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Hump day

I have another short post for you.

The last kit released from SVGCuts was called Mr. & Mrs. It has some beautiful pieces in it -a pedestal cake plate with a 3 tiered wedding cake, a luminary, fancy gift bag etc.

I haven't been able to tackle the cake and plate yet but I did make the luminary. Very easy. So I'll show you that now.

I love luminaries. I added the roses.

Thanks for dropping by.

Hugs and God bless. Stephanie

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Tuesday afternoon

Hard to believe but we are getting some much needed rain. I could do without the thunder and lightning, though.  It's been upper 90's and over 100 for a while now. The heat index has been between 108 and 115. Hard to get out of the house at all.

Enough about the weather. I have a card and gift bag  to show you.

Our niece's little boy is 1 year old today. We celebrated last Saturday, outside! It was almost unbearable. But it was still fun. A shower sure felt good after we got home.

OK back to the reason for this post.

Of course he didn't know what was going on but his mom loved it.

Thanks for stopping by.
Hugs and God bless. Stephanie

Monday, August 10, 2015

Good morning Monday

Hello! I can't believe it but school starts 2 weeks from today. Gabe is all registered and has his teacher assignment.

This year, 4th grade, he goes into a different school. He is so excited to change schools. I hope that feeling lasts because I think this school is going to be really different. Seems to be a lot more structured. Whatever comes, we'll deal with it.

The 3 of us are getting our eyes checked next Monday. I tell you, it's time! I'm having trouble reading and crafting with my glasses. I think my eyes  must have changed a lot. Hubby can see the TV better without his glasses now and Gabe has trouble seeing 4" felt numbers on a stand about 50' from us in church. It will be interesting to see what's what.

Now for the reason you came. I have a couple of cards to show you today. I have 2 brother-in-laws with a birthday today! How often does that happen? Makes it easy for me to remember the date. haha
This year they got similar cards that really reminded me of them both. They are such wonderful men and they both love to cook and grill.

I think they turned out really cute. Both are files from the sil store.

Thanks for stopping by.
Hugs and God bless. Stephanie

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Hump day (I miss those commercials)

Happy Wednesday!

Hope your week is going well.  I haven't been doing very much crafting. Just a few simple things. Actually yesterday I made a kirigami craft. It's called a ten sided Yin Yang globe.

I just love the way it looks. I kept looking for 2 days to find out the name of it, then I was able to get a template I could print out. Well you have to hand cut 10 of those shapes and I knew it wasn't a good idea. It did not hurt while I was cutting so instead of cutting one or two and waiting till later to cut a couple more, I cut them all out. Well I'm paying for it now. I did get one made but I won't do any more until there is an SVG file for it. Live and learn. haha (at least I hope I've learned)

OK, now for the reason for this post. A very sweet cousin is having a birthday this Friday. This is her card.

I just loved this card. I got it from the Sil online store.

Thanks for stopping by.
Hugs and God bless. Stephanie

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Happy Monday

Good morning. Hope everyone is ready for a great week. I'm hoping. (gotta stay positive)

This weekend we celebrated our 12 year old grandson's birthday. He's had a very busy few days.

Today I have his card and treat cup to show you.

This set is made using SVGCuts files.
Thanks so much for stopping by.
Hugs and God bless. Stephanie

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.