Sunday, August 28, 2016

Some news and a card


I don't know about you but I get tunnel vision when I am about to do some big.
 Example: I have always love potted plants and I would really get into them ... then I would get pregnant and they would all die. I would not be able to think about anything but babies. I get a little OCD! lol

Well I have been going through one of those times again. I am having knee replacement surgery on Monday, 29th. I can't even "get lost" in paper and glue. Seems everything I do has something to do with this surgery.Well it's finally set and ready or not it's going to happen. (it's taken me years to commit to having this done) So now you know. I really am OCD and a bit crazy! lol

OK, now for the card.

My cousin (her birthday was last post) found out a few weeks ago that her husband has acute myeloid leukemia. They have been through so much is such a short time.  Right now they are getting him ready for a stem cell/bone marrow transplant. 

I have been making him a few cards to hopefully lift his spirits. This particular card is him to a "tee".

He is an avid fisherman. He loved it.

For those that don't know, this style of hat is a bucket hat. The original sentiment was bucket of fun but this, I think, is more appropriate.

Thanks for stopping by. I won't be commenting for a few days. But I will be back as soon as possible.

Hugs and God bless,

Saturday, August 13, 2016

I do not do well with change!

Well I finally made myself open my blog. I wanted to post. (believe it or not) And this is what I found.

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What is this for? and why is it here? Can't they leave things alone?

I really don't know what this changes. I hope y'all don't have any problems.

Sorry it's been so long. My brain has been otherwise engaged. I'll tell you about that later.

Today is the beginning of showing August birthdays.

First up - my beautiful cousin had a birthday on the 7th. Here is her card.

This card is from a Birds Cards, SVGs file.
Thanks for stopping by.
Hugs and God bless.

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Happy Wednesday

Good morning1 I think I am fully awake at this point.  And I do know it is Wednesday! lol so far so good!

Today is my daughter-in-law's birthday. She loves shoes so I made a shoe themed card. Her money and a treat will be in the purse.

Take a look:

purse from SVGCuts file, Amelie's accessories

This card from Fleurette Bloom
Thanks for stopping by.
Hugs and God bless.

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Happy Tuesday.


I really am trying to post more but I have a bigger problem. I cannot remember what day it is!

I got up yesterday thinking it was Tuesday.  I asked hubby what day it was, Monday. All day long I still thought it was Tues.

I guess my brain is so full of wisdom I just get confused! Yeah - lets go with that! lol

Ok, today is my great niece's birthday. Here is her card

Happy Birthday, Averie!
Thanks for stopping by.
Hugs and God bless.

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Happy Thursday

Good morning!

Hope you are all having a great week. Mine has been pretty good. After almost 2 weeks of not crafting I'm able to make stuff again. Yea!

What I'm about to show is not something I just made. I actually made this in May.
This is a project made "just because." I love these.

Someone on FB made this cute mixer. I found the file and had to have it. I love the way it came out.

This was just for fun!

Thanks for stopping by.

Hugs and God bless. Steph

Monday, July 4, 2016

Happy 4th of July

Happy 4th everyone! I don't have to cook today - we are having leftover BBQ from Saturday. Yay!

Hoping for a relaxing day. Maybe a little crafting? That would be nice.

I'm going to show you my projects I got done. I finally got the SD and the computer to play together.
So here we go.

Thanks so much for stopping by.
Hugs and God bless.

Sunday, July 3, 2016

Happy Sunday, July 3rd

Hello! I hope you are all having a fabulous Sunday.

We had our July 4th barbeque yesterday on the 2nd.  It worked out better, guest-wise, to have it on the 2nd. I'm really glad we did it that way. Now by the 4th I may feel human again! lol

Almost all of my favorite people were here. Now that we are all older, and do such silly things, there is a lot of laughter. It's been a long time since I laughed so much. We really are nuts! haha

Anyway I was going to show you some of the d├ęcor I made for the 4th but I can't get the computer to recognize the little stick to download the photos. Sometimes it just won't work, I never know.

So I will show you a card that Mary from SVGCuts gave us for free after she released her "Happy 4th" svg files. So cute! I got some of the projects made before the barbecue. Which is really surprising because the date really slipped up on us and we only had 4 days to do everything we needed to do before the BBQ. I also got some of Dreaming Trees projects from their last kit done, Stars and Stripes Forever.
I love red, white, and blue and leave this stuff out all summer.

So here is the card. I made this one for a friend who is battling a relapse of acute myeloid leukemia.

With a flash

no flash
Thanks so much for your time. Love your visits.
Hugs and God bless.

Monday, June 20, 2016

Happy Monday

Good morning!  Hope you all had a Happy Father's Day.

The kids came to eat lunch and them we had another game to play in the All-Star tournament. Last nights game was rained out. Sunday was supposed to be if we needed a playoff  game.
So if we win tonight, we play the same team again. If we loose, it's all over. It's been a very hard week.

Anyway I have a cupcake holder I made for hubby and his card to show you.

                                                     The crown box holds cupcakes.
This is the tacklebox  box card.

Thanks for stopping by.
Hugs and God bless.

Monday, June 13, 2016

Hubby's birthday

Good Monday morning! Hope you all had a great weekend.

My hubby's birthday was on the 9th and we had his birthday lunch on Saturday the 11th. So Gabe and I gave him a card and presents on both days.

Today I'll show you both cards. The first one is made with files from Pretty Paper Pretty Ribbon, PPPR. The second one is a card from SVGCuts, Father's Day Box Cards.

I love this sentiment.

I just love box cards.

Hubby loved them.
Thanks for stopping by.
Hugs and God bless.

Sunday, June 12, 2016

I think I'm loosing my mind!

Hi, all!

I have to tell you my craziness.

Three weeks ago I "knew" that June 6th was my son and daughter-in-law's anniversary and the 8th was my sister-in-law's birthday. I "knew" this!

Well last week I couldn't figure out if my BFF's anniversary was the 6th or the 8th. I could not find it written down anywhere. So I found a card on hand that would work and gave it to them on the 6th. When she called me later I asked which date, 6 or 8th. She said it was the 7th. So we laughed about it,

Today, at my hubby's birthday lunch my daughter-in-law mentioned going to eat steak on the 6th, their anniversary. Then I remembered why the 6th meant something to me. I had completely forgotten.

Also the card I gave to my BFF was supposed to be for my sister's birthday which is Tuesday, the 14th. I looked all over for that card to get it ready for mailing to my sis. Finally I fixed another one for her.

Then I remembered using the 1st card I made for her but I couldn't remember who I gave it to.

Until today when my daughter-in-law started telling us about their anniversary dinner. Then I "remembered" where the card went and why the 6th and 8th were important to me.

So here is the first card and the one my sister will get on Tuesday.

This is the first card I made.

Guess what? I did not take a pic of the card I actually sent to my sis.
Now, do you need any further proof that I am loosing it?

So I'm going to close this for now while I still remember what I'm doing.

Thanks for stopping by.
Hugs and God bless. Stephanie

Friday, June 10, 2016

Boy does time fly!!

I can't believe it's been 2 weeks since I last posted. My days are sure running together.

We've been busy with baseball practice and cleaning muddy practice uniforms. It has been so wet.
When the teams are announced there is only 2 weeks to practice till the tournament. It starts Monday and our first game is Tuesday.

I have been making a few cards for birthdays that I will be needing. In between I try to make something for fun.

What I'm going to show you is a file from Dreaming Tree, They have wonderful files too.
So now I have 2 favorite companies.

This is one of the projects from the kit Love you Mom.

                                                            I just love hydrangeas.

Thanks for stopping by.
I hope you all have a wonderful weekend.

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