Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Hello, Tuesday!

Hi, Is everyone ready for Thanksgiving?  We're getting together with my sister that lives ten minutes away from us. Our kids and grandkids. I can't wait.

It's funny that when your parents are gone, it's harder to get together.  Our parents and both our in-laws are gone. Just makes for some really strange holidays.

Anyway, Thursday should be fun. (and I won't even mention the food)

Today I'm going to show you what I made for my sisters. They are both so talented and always making something for me and their skills are marketable. I play with paper.

They are always amazed at what I make out of paper, but so much of it is not perfect. I never feel like it's good enough to give to someone. Then I found a file that had a true use and made out of paper.

I made them clocks. This is a fabulous file from SVGCuts. (bet that is a big surprise) It's called Maison de Madeline.
It actually took me weeks to do this after I decided what I would make. I was so afraid I wouldn't be able to make them good enough. They really weren't hard. They went together like clockwork. (sorry about that) lol

Anyway I finally got them done and I'm really happy with the end result.

Take a look:

This one is for Denise. She is always taking a trip so she has an airplane and postcard on hers.

This one is for Debbie. She loves clothes shopping and handbags so hers has a hanger and purse on it.
The papers are different but they are both from a Tim Holtz paper pad.
Thanks for stopping by.
Hugs and God bless. Stephanie
(they loved them)

Friday, November 20, 2015

Maybe a record?

I'm talking about the fact that I'm posting for the second time this week. Maybe a trend? I make no promises. lol I do have some more cards to show you.

I've made more Christmas décor but so far no photos. What happened to that photo fairy?

I was so excited to get my cards done early but I still haven't addressed them and gotten them ready to mail.

Here is a couple more cards.

I enjoy your visits. Have a great weekend.

Hugs and God bless. Stephanie

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Lets try this again...

I can't seem to get things right.

 If I decide to post, I realize I don't have any new photos. If I do take photos, I forget about posting.

I did make a lot of Christmas cards 2 months ago and I took pics. Now I'm finally getting around to posting.

So here goes:




Thanks for taking the trouble to stop by. I hope to be more "here" in the future.

Hugs and God bless.

Friday, November 6, 2015

Happy Friday

Happy Friday all! I have a short post for today.
This birthday card is for another great nephew. His birthday is tomorrow. He and Gabe were born exactly 2 months apart.

 Can you guess how old he will be? lol Happy birthday, Austin!

Thanks so much for the visit.
Hugs and God bless. Stephanie

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Happy Wednesday

Good morning. Today I have a card to show you.

Sunday was one of my son's birthday. He asked for tacos with all the trimmings so that's what we had.

He likes to duck  hunt and duck season opened this weekend so I thought his card was perfect.

No frills. He liked it.
Thanks for stopping by.
Hugs and God bless. Stephanie

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Happy Nov. 3rd

Hope you all had a great Halloween weekend. Ours was very wet. Gabriel didn't even want to get out in the rain so we stayed in. Of course trick or treating isn't the same as it was when we were growing up. All of it is now done going to church festivals. The kids really enjoy all the jumping outdoor things but the rain cancelled that. Also we haven't had any "kids" come to our door for treats in years and wouldn't you know it - 10 kids show up in the rain. Go figure!

So today I'm posting the new Halloween décor for this year. I didn't make a lot, used some from last year.

Well, that's it for today. Right now I'm kinda working on some fall and Christmas. Just really making things because I want to. Such fun. Just wish I had a maid! (not even kidding)

Thanks for stopping by.
Hugs and God bless. Stephanie

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Feel better

Hi, everyone. I plan to be posting more.  I have been cutting and gluing every chance I get. Sometimes my hands don't cooperate. lol  Anyway I have made a few things.

Today's post is a card I made for my sister. She had a hip replacement about 6 weeks ago and is doing great.

This is the box card in SVGCuts kit Boho Butterflies. I loved the way it came out.
She loved it too.

Thank you for stopping by.
Hugs and God bless. Stephanie

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

October 14th cards

Good morning!

Today I have 2 cards to show you. On October 14th a very dear friend and a great nephew both had a birthday, Bonnie and Evan. (who turned 9)

Here are their cards:

Thanks for coming by.
Hugs and God bless. Stephanie

Monday, October 19, 2015

15 today!

A few years ago we were all standing in the hall at the hospital waiting for this beautiful boy to be born.

I kept him daily for 7 1/2 years. He was such a joy.  (still a joy but... he is a teenager lol)
And now at 15 he can get his driving permit to drive with a licensed adult. (growing up too fast)

Anyway Here is his card and teat box.

                                                                 Happy Birthday, Alec!

Thanks for stopping by.
Hugs and God bless. Stephanie

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Niece's birthday

How about another birthday card?

We have a sweet niece who had a birthday on the 9th.

This is her card:

This card is a file from SVGCuts. She loved it.

Thank you for stopping by.
Hugs and God bless.

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

I'm baaack!

Well, hi, everyone! Bet you thought I was long gone, huh?

Nope still here. It's just hard to make myself post.

I do have several cards to post for October birthdays.  Today I'm showing you a card for one of my BIL's. Tommy's birthday was on the 8th. I always struggle with male cards even though I have to make a lot of them.

This one has a fishing theme and I liked it when I was finished.

He likes fishing and beer - so perfect card!
Thanks for stopping by.
Hugs and God bless.

Thursday, September 24, 2015

A Tale of Two Lamps

Hi, everyone. How has your week been? I've been able to do a little crafting in between normal everyday life.

Today I'm going to tell you a story. I bought the last new kit from SVGCuts, the main project is a Tiffany style lamp. Well I couldn't wait to start it. Hubby went out of town for a few days and I had my chance.

Got it all cut out and decided to start by coloring the vellum first. Got it all colored, each section needed two layers and to be colored on both sides. We.., I hated it. I do not do well with markers. So I cut more vellum and tried pencils, not enough color.  So I tried to combine markers and pencils, that looked pretty good. ( I tried them together the next morning after spending hours on this the night before)

When I started the second row of cuts , I couldn't make it look good.. So I scrapped the whole shade and started over. Cut a new framework and decided to use some printed vellum I have had for about 20 years. (bought at QVC when they used to have 24 hour craft days in the 90's)

It was pale but I liked it. I cut more plain vellum and added an extra layer. But I couldn't let it alone.

I decided to try again. This time I used some Tombow markers. After lots of trial and error I finally figured out that one side of the vellum is just slightly smoother than the other and the markers work so well on it. The colors came out bright enough that I only needed 1 layer.

So this is the saga of 2 lamps!

Take a look:

So what do you think?
Hugs and God bless. Stephanie

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Finally back!

Well, I'm still here. Mentally my hubby isn't so sure! lol

I need to finish up the pics of Gabe's birthday décor.

And his card. Which is very current to his life right now. He just started wearing glasses, he joined chess club at school  and he is now a" double digit".

Have a great weekend.
Hugs and God bless. Stephanie

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Happy Wednesday

Hi, all.

I just have a quick post today. A few more boxes that held Gabe's surprises.

So how's that for more photos than words?

Thanks for visiting.
Hugs and God bless.

Monday, September 7, 2015

Happy Labor Day

This really isn't a post about Labor Day.

Today is Gabriel's birthday and it just happens to fall on Labor Day this year. Which is doubly good because he doesn't have school. So this year his b-day is a national holiday! lol

He is now in "double digits," 10. He is so excited. It's just the 3 of us today, everyone else is out of town. So we will celebrate with them next weekend.

I made almost all of the packaging that his gifts are wrapped in. This one we gave him yesterday, he loves early presents. Anyway out of all the things I have made, this is his favorite.

His words, "I'm going to keep this one." High praise coming from him. haha

Take a look:

                                                                Happy Birthday, Gabe!

Have a great day!
Hugs and God bless.

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