Saturday, December 20, 2014

Santa's sleigh

Happy Saturday, all. It's finally Christmas vacation time! We were sooo ready.

Today I have a sleigh to show you.  It's from SVGCuts...are you surprised? haha

Anyway here it is:

Thought I would show you a couple more cards, too.

Thanks for stopping by. Hope to see you again soon.

Hugs and God bless. Stephanie

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

My entry

Hi, everyone. It's just 3 more days till Christmas vacation. I'm so ready.

Yesterday I finally entered the SVGCuts Christmas Challenge.  I'm still nervous about it.  You get 1 picture. I wish I could get a close up to show what I used.

Take a look:

Train from North Pole Express, tree from Santa's Surprises

the details are from Clara's Christmas strips - holly, berries, snowflakes ribbon and bow

garland from Clara's Christmas strips, 3d popcorn from Summer Blockbuster
to mimic cranberry and popcorn garland

Well, there you have it, my Christmas past

Thanks for stopping by.
Hugs and God bless. Stephanie

Monday, December 15, 2014

Last school day Monday of this year, YEA!!!

Good Monday morning, all.  Hope you had a good weekend. I addressed my Christmas cards last night and they are ready to mail. Yippee!!! So I figured I should post  a couple.

I intended to make mostly box cards (SVGCuts) but they are  oversized and I would have to send in  boxes. I can't see $3.00 or more for a card to mail. So I am hand delivering a few of them and using some for décor.

Anyway, here's a few cards for you:

This is 3 of my designs. Hope you like them.

Thanks for stopping by.
Hugs and God bless. Stephanie

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Crafty Sunday?

Good morning. Hope you have had a great weekend.

Yesterday I made all the gift card boxes and cash boxes I need for Christmas. I had to make 3 different kinds. I bought a cute file for gift cards, cash, or lottery tickets but couldn't use it for everything.  Some gift cards are so big.  Anyway, I got it done.

I also worked on my SVGCuts contest project. It's nothing spectacular. (did you see any of the entries from their last contest? wow) I think I'm about finished.

As you all know, photography is not one of my specialties.  So I have to try to take a good pic to be able to enter.

Enough of that. I am going to show you my advent frame. It isn't spectacular either but when I look at the pictures I've taken of everything I've been making, they just all look so bad. I'm writing this Saturday night and also very tired.

Thanks for stopping by. Have a great Sunday.

Hugs and God bless. Stephanie

Friday, December 12, 2014

Finally Friday!

Yea, it's Friday! So glad for the weekend. I think I only have some gift cards to purchase so I shouldn't have to shop this weekend. (hope not, anyway)

The 3rd grade had a fantastic Christmas music program last night and today they have a field trip to watch A Whimsical Christmas. Gabe is excite, I hope he likes it.

Today I thought I would show you my front door wreath.  The files I used are from the Sil online store.

It's really simple but I love it.

Thanks for stopping by.

Hugs and God bless. Stephanie (please stay safe, warm and dry)

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Happy Thursday

Good morning, everyone. Hope all is good with you. It's almost the weekend, yea!

I think hubby is going hunting so it will be just me and Gabe. Also, I'm almost finished Christmas shopping! Yea, more time to craft. lol

Actually I'm doing a project to enter SVGCuts Christmas challenge. (that is if I can take a decent photo once I'm finished) I don't expect to win (I saw the entries for fall, OMG!) But if you don't win they give you a coupon for $6.99. So if I loose, I still win. Right? Never mind that I bought 3 kits today to do this project. lol (maybe I'm addicted?)

Anyway today I have a card to show you. Today is my BFF's hubby's birthday.
Here's his card:

Thanks for stopping by.
Hugs and God bless. Stephanie

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Happy Tuesday

Good morning!

Today I thought I would show you my Silent Night church.

Shhh! Take a look:

Sorry my post is so short today. I have a list about a mile long and it starts now!

Thanks for stopping by.

Hugs and God bless. Stephanie

Monday, December 8, 2014

Family Christmas banner

Well, it's Monday again. Just 2 weeks of school till Christmas vacation. Yea!

Today I thought I would show you our Christmas banner. Gabriel wanted it to say "family" again. He has a thing about family.

Anyway it is a mix of lots of different files. Gabe was happy with it.

Thanks for stopping by.

Hugs and God bless. Stephanie

Sunday, December 7, 2014

My tree saga

Well, it's Sunday, which means school tomorrow. UGH! Gabriel makes straight A's so far so I am blessed. It's just the way they change terminology and other things. (Apparently Texas isn't happy unless it's confusing) O well this is for another day.

How is your weekend going so far? I'm hoping to go out this afternoon so I don't have so many stops to make tomorrow. I can only climb into my vehicle so many times a day or I can't walk the next day. lol

OK, so this is about my tree. Hubby got the stuff down from the attic on the first. (last Monday) On Tuesday , he brought the totes in with the wall décor in it. (I did not touch it) I did, however, put out the things I keep in my closet in the house.

So we are at Wednesday. Hubby brought the tree in and assembled it. (it's prelit) We bought this one 8 - 10 years ago after I complained for the umpteenth time about the HUGE tree we used for over 20 years. It just beat me up decorating it every year. It was so big and so heavy I was all scratched up when I finished. (it was so well made it still looked like new) honest!

So I bought a prelit one. It always took at least 2 days to do the lights, doing and redoing them to get them even and just right. We just had to find the perfect one.

Well, this year, try as he might, he couldn't get all the lights to come on. So we went in search of a new one. Such fun! There are 8 places around here that sell trees. We had to go to all of them. We ended up back at Sears. There was a beautiful tree that we both loved.

Learned something new, DO NOT go to Sears unless absolutely necessary. One person in the whole tool/décor section. He couldn't call the "warehouse" area to check on availability, he had to go check himself.
There was still availability tags on the tree but he had to check. (evidently the tags mean nothing) We waited an hour to find out there wasn't any. So we leave, very unhappy.

On the way home I thought of Big Lots.  Can you believe it - we found our tree - at Big Lots of all places!

So we came home, put it up, and Gabe helped decorate after school. So on the 3rd we finally got it up!

Sorry for the long post. Take a look:

Thanks for stopping by. Have a fabulous day.

Hugs and God bless. Stephanie

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Happy Saturday!

Are y'all as glad as I am for the weekend? School has been crazy. It seems each day they send info home to buy something else. They had a fundraiser a few weeks ago and I ordered a double layer dish to store deviled eggs in the fridge. That is useful and I usually have them sliding around in a bowl.
Well let me tell you that is the flimsiest thing I have ever bought. Glad ware is stronger. What a

No more fundraisers for me. This is the third year I've been taken. They get enough of my money with the 10 to 15 t-shirts we have to buy each year.

OK enough of this rant.

I have something to show you today. A few years ago I made my BFF a Christmas cup and saucer. (Before Cameo - used a Cricut 3d cut - and I have never liked their 3d stuff - but that is all I had) Found out the difference once I used a Silhouette.

Anyway this year it was a little mangled and warped when she got it out. (I did not know she even kept it) She asked for another one this year. So I used SVGCuts Tea for you and me kit.

Take a look:

Thanks for stopping by.
Hugs and God bless. Stephanie

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

So it's Tuesday

Hello! It's Tuesday, the second, and I still do not have my tree up. I did get some decorations out of my closet but I haven't put them out yet. It's never taken me this long to decorate before. But I was younger and did not have so many aches and pains. lol

Anyway, today I have a 3d project. I thought I would show you my nutcracker. (I never did find my photos, I had to start retaking them)

So here he is:

Thanks for stopping by.
Hugs and God bless. Stephanie

Monday, December 1, 2014

And so it begins...

Good morning! I feel like screaming!

I can't believe it's already December 1st. I'm not ready for Christmas in 25 days. But it's going to come isn't it?

I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving. Ours was good but this week went by way too fast.

So this morning I thought I would show you something Christmasy.

Here's a couple of cards. I took a lot of pics the other day of projects and now I can't find them. I may have to do them over. So today it's a couple of cards.

So now I have another thing to put on my list of to-do's.

So happy Monday and I'll post a 3d project next time.

Hugs and God bless.Stephanie

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Have a happy

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone!!!

Have a blessed day!

Hugs, Stephanie

Monday, November 24, 2014

First Christmas post

Good morning! It's Monday, I'm still trying to be optimistic.

Today's project is a little different. Hubby said, You're making a what?

Bet you can't guess what it is.

It's a Christmas igloo with it's own little penguin family.  Did you guess right? lol

I found this in the sil online store and couldn't resist.

While I was making this, Gabe came in and asked me why none of these things I make ever end up in his room. So this became specially for him. The penguins are the 3 of us. The trees are supposed to hold cash rolled up for a gift. But I did not like the way they fit together so I glued them together for a decoration.

Take a look:

Now really, doesn't every home NEED a Christmas igloo?

Thanks for stopping by. Hugs and God bless. Stephanie

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Goodbye, fall!

Well, it's here. Saying so long to fall. So fast. I'm afraid if I stop for a second, it will fast forward to Christmas. I wish we had about 4 extra weeks between now and Christmas.

OK, here we go. This kit is called Thanksgiving Dinner. I saved it for last because of the big turkey. I'm using it for a centerpiece.

Lets look

My repurposed "jack"

Thanks for stopping by.
Hugs and God bless. Stephanie