Friday, May 27, 2016

A spot of tea, anyone?

Yesterday was the last day of school, yippee!

Gabe had a great year. He loved his teachers. There was an awards assembly and he got one for every category except music. He loved his music teacher just not all the things that go with music class. He made A's, just not his thing. lol

We are really proud of this boy!

I actually have something to show you.

For the longest time I have been wanting to make these 2 teapots and I finally did. They are from 2 different SVGCuts kits.

I was making the larger one for my BFF. I had no idea how large it would turn out until I started gluing.  So I made the smaller one too. Now she can choose.
I really like the 2 of them.
Thanks for stopping by.
Hugs and God bless.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016


Evidently I didn't post the photos I actually was posting about! I think I'm loosing

I made some things for storage, cards, envelopes etc. They are from the sil store. I think I really like to make boxes.

Anyway here is what I intended to post this morning.

Sorry this mornings post only had the reposted clock.
Thanks so much for stopping by.
Crafty hugs, Steph

This crazy person is back

How are y'all

I was actually coming to my blog to make a post. (believe it or not)  Well, I got a look at the stupid looking pic of the clock. I can't believe I posted that. This clock is really a cute file. You would never know by that photo. So here is a new vantage point.

See it's a box. Not just a dumb face.

This is a file from Cre8ive Cutz 99 cent store.

Now for the post I intended to do.

I told you I've been making lots of boxes, well some are for storage.  These are from the sil online store. Very easy to put together and cute.

So I'm done for the day. I hope to make a couple of cards before the game  tonight. (Monday)

Thanks for stopping by.
Hugs and God bless. Stephanie

Friday, May 20, 2016

Hello, hello, hello!

Here to say hi and maybe I can type a little bit.  Hands just don't always cooperate.

Hope everyone had a beautiful Mother's Day. Mine was nice and quiet. Gabe picked out a new charm for my Pandora bracelet. It had 4M's and 4 hearts alternating in a circle. The hearts had stones. He said he picked that one because the hearts were the I in Mimi. So he got the Mimi charm just for me.

That child just melts my heart.

I do have a couple of things to show you. Thank goodness I love working with paper. That helps my fingers not to get so stiff.

I seem to have a thing about clocks. But it was just so cute and it
is a box too.

Nail polish bottle. It's a box also.

I liked the boat I made for my nephew so much that I
made one with the box for us.
I will try to do better about posting. I've made several things just
for the fun of it. Just have to take photos.
Have a wonderful weekend.
Hugs and God bless you all.

Sunday, May 8, 2016

May 8, 2016

Happy Mother's Day!

Friday, May 6, 2016

Lets try this again, shall we?


I've missed you all. I hate that I can't seem to get in a routine. Baseball has me so "crazy"! Can't keep my days straight or the days for the grandsons games. I'm perpetually confused. lol  A family joke.

Well I have been doing a bit of crafting. (gotta have some peace time, right?)
You aren't going to believe this but I can't remember what I was going to show you! I looked through my pics and made a decision and now I can't remember what it was. It's been less than 10 minutes! This is what I've been dealing with. lol

OK, I've found it. This is a get well card for my Aunt. She wasn't feeling well and she loves getting cards from me.

This is an SVGCuts file. I love this card.

See, cute, huh?
I promise to do better. I actually have quite a few things to post about. I seem to have a little OCD when it comes to boxes. I've been making a few!
Thanks for stopping by.
Hugs and God bless.

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.