Monday, June 28, 2010

Hello, it's Monday.

Hope everyone had a great weekend. We had a neighborhood party Sat. My husband got our grandson in the pool and got him to finally settle down and he enjoyed it. He didn't want to get out.
So this mornibg we go to swimming lessons. It started out very shaky, crying and begging to leave. But we now have a male instructor. He actually seems to enjoy the kids, not like the girl we had last week. He carried Gabe into the pool and actually got him to participate. By the end of the lesson he weas smiling and having fun.
So my Monday turned out pretty good.

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Swimming Lessons Ugh!!

Well, we had 4 days of swim lessons this week. They were horrible. My 4 yr. old GS is scared to death. We haven't been able to get him to do anything. He attaches himself to the teacher and screams. I just don't know what to do. Next week we have 4 more days of lessons to get through. Wish us luck.
FYI The scrap Guy is showing some great cards on Everyday Cricut today. You should check out his blog for some great projects and info. He also has some great blog candy.
Hope you all have a great Saturday, it's hot as blazes here, southeast Texas. We're having a neighborhood party this afternoon. Sure wish we could have a little cloudiness.
Until next time - XOXO Stephanie

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Extra B-day card for hubby

I already posted my hubby's card, goof ball card. Well, the night before his b-day I realized I needed to make a card for him to get at work.
The front saus 60-minutes, seconds, MPH.
Then the inside says - nope years.
We got a good laugh.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Averie - turning 9

My niece's daughter, Averie will be 9 next month. This year I used Hello, Kitty for her card. This is also the first time I've used this cart. It's really cute.

She loves purple so I try to always use it on cards. Pretty simple, but I think it's cute.

Monday, June 21, 2010

Swinning Lessons

Hope everyone had a wonderful weekend. Today My 4 yr old grandson has his first swimming lesson. He is so excited. We will have them 4 days a week for 2 weeks. He loves the water, but is really scared.
I have several July cards I have to get made before my son comes to visit from Florida next week. No one is going to want to look around at my cards if I don't get something new up. I just hope I can make something "comment worthy."
Well, we have to get ready to leave. Hope everyone has a great Monday. I'm just glad I will be busy. It'll help take my mind off of turning 60 this week.
Bye for now.

Sunday, June 13, 2010


Well, a very sweet person, bs8984, asked me a very important question. She asked why I don't list the carts I use in my cute cards.
I have a really good answer for her. I forget to do it. I get so excited when I post a new card that I forget to put the info.
I'm very new to this blog thing, so maybe writing about it will help me remember to do it.
Anyway, thank you, bs8984, for making me aware that I should do this.
I will do better.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Fall down-go boom

Today is my Mother-in-laws birthday. She loved her card and the purse I made to hold her gift, but this is a card I had to make for her a couple of weeks ago. She fell and only ended up with a black eye, thank goodness. She got a kick out of her card.
Let me know what you think.

Card made with blog candy

A few weeks ago I won blog candy after visiting this really neat blog, Craftini Time. It was two sets of cuttlebug alphabets, one on tags, some embossing folders, and a set of scalloped rectangle nesties. None of which duplicated anything I already had.

This is the Thank you card I made for Marla using my new stuff.

Friday, June 11, 2010

Lite info and lagniappe(extra)

A nice lady, Judy, left me a comment about how to see what's on the new carts at And I thank you very much. But I found a place to see the pics even easier, My Pink Stamper blog. She has them listed with all the pics without clicking this and that. The pics are bigger, too and very clear.So it's easy to run through and get a good luck and compare to see exactly what interests you. Very cool.
Now, something that really excited me. Valerie at Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog emailed me and asked if I was OK with FCCB showing my hubby's birthday card. Isn't that cool. It made me feel good I can tell you. I've done a couple of challenges on that blog and had a good time. I love seeing what everyone creates. I would love to someday tryout for their design team, when I grow up. lol I'm so new at this blogging thing and not really sure about anything I am doing. Hopefully as I go along I'll get better and more interesting.
If anyone has any helpful hints they would be appreciated. Hope everyonehas a wonderful weekend. And get to craft a lot.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Attn. Lite carts announced

Well there is finally a formal announcement.Twenty-four new carts, all kinds of subjects. They will be released to WalMart stores on July 1. Of course, that doesn't explain how people are buying them all over the place at WM's. The ones around me don't have any and I'll be surprised if they have them in July. Antway, it's a done deal.
On they are not showing any pics except the front of the cart. Wish I had more to impart, but I only know what the blogs I subscribe to tell me.Enjoy the rest of today and if I find any more details and pics I'll let you in on it.
See ya.

Lite carts - release?

Well, I'm VERY patiently awaiting official news of the lite carts release. So far, nothing.I just hope the WM's around me have them. I have 5 I can check out within a 30 min. drive.I guess I have to wait a little longer.
I'll let you know as soon as I do.I've got some errands, so I can't "cricut" right now.
I will check my emails as soon as I get back. Hopefully we'll have good news.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Hubby's Birthday

Today was my hubby's b-day. He is now 60. I can't tease him too much because I have exactly 2 weeks until I turn 60. It was very impromptu, just hamburgers and pizza, chips and dips with family and friends. We couldn't really wait until the weekend because his mother's b-day is Saturday and she shouldn't have to share her day with anyone.

Anyway he enjoyed it and we are both very tired.

My husband is an avid hunter and golfer. My cricut, cartridges and paper etc. is his guns and golfclubs. So this is the card I made for him.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Releasing 24 lite carts

This Thursday will be an extra Hello Thursday. Provo Craft is releasing 24 new carts. They are called lite carts and will be released to Wal Marts. Unfortunately, that means the price will probably stay the same, $39.00. My WM very seldom discounts the cricut carts. A couple of times they had 1 for $45. instead of $60. When they remodeled, you know, made bigger aisles and discontinued half the products, I found Cuttin Up for $30. Which was a real fluke.
Anyway, I can't wait for Thursday. There's a couple I can't live without. Wildlife for all the "boys" in my life, and the circus one because I think I saw a corndog on it. My 4 yr old grandson who lives with us loves them. He calls them hotdogs and it's his favorite food.
I hope this is of interest to someone stopping by.
Would love to have some comments about this or anything else.
Cricut crazy,
Cricutmimi, Stephanie

Monday, June 7, 2010

Received my Blog Candy

Today the UPS man brought my blog candy that I won on Craftini Time blog. Tons of Cuttlebug dies and folders that I didn't have. Plus a set of Nestabilities, which I had never used before. It was like Christmas morning. I can't wait until I'm through with Father's Day so I can play. I have this deal with myself, I have to finish the card I'm working on before I can start another one. It keeps me from having lots of unfinished projects. Anyway I can't wait to get busy.
Last week I won some more blog candy from a blog hop I participated in. I also got a rebate check in the mail today. I hope I'm on a I'll let you know about that goody when it comes.
Hope you all have a good evening.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

FYI - lite carts

By now probably most of you have heard about the lite carts, but for the few that stop by here , I'll tell you what I know. Some Wal Marts have some of the new carts. I think there is 24 of them. They have 50 images and maybe 1 creative button. They are kind of pricey, $39.00. I usually pay no more than 30 to 40 for a full cart. Anyway someone on the message board found a video made by someone who bought one of the new ones, Block Party.
Here is the link to the video
They also come with 30 reward points.
Hope this informs someone.
Comments are always welcome.

Saturday, June 5, 2010

B-day card for another Sis

This sister provides me with lots of ammunition, uh ideas for cards. This is the same one that got married in black overall, and they just adopted 2 goats and they have chickens. All of this prompted special cards. They are posted on here as well.
Well, this is her birthday card. Even though she would like to be relaxing on a beach somewhere, she can relax in her "oasis" in her own backyard. I hope she has a wonderful b-day.
BTW, both of my June-baby sisters make beautiful jewelry which they sell at shows in the Houston-Katy area.

Sis b-day (third of five girls)

This sister is the third one born and the tallest. When we stand in a line, oldest (me) to youngest we look like a mountain. Her b-day is June the 13th. I hope it's a good day for her.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Forgetful Wife

My hubby's favorite coffee mug pulled a disappearing act this morning. He has used the same mug for 20 yrs. and he misplaces it very often. So this morning when he was getting ready to leave or work, I couldn't find the mug. I brought him a cup and told him he must have left it somewhere-again. Later I found it in the dishwasher. I usually only use it on holidays or when we have company, there's only my husband and I and our 4 yr old grandson. Anyway I don't even remember putting it in there. We're both turning 60 this month and it's a race to see who "loses it" the fastest. So I just gave him some more ammunition. HaHa!