Friday, July 29, 2011

Happy Birthday, Dude!

Happy Friday! I hope everyone is having a great day. Did you like the "hello Thursday"? I'm so glad there wasn't 2 dozen to choose from. I'm still waiting for the Lites from 3 months ago to get to Walmart so I can starrt collecting my favs.  My favorite new release is Sophie, which doesn't do me a lot of good . I'm not a Circle member. At least I have a chance to get Art Nouveau. I like Art Philosophy, too, but that's exclusive to CTMH. I know I can order it but you can't get a good price when they are exclusive. Oh well, down to business.
I created this cute card just for fun. I also get to enter it in several challenges. Here's the recipe:
Rock Princess - cupcake cut @ 3.24"
Life's a Beach - hang ten hand cut @ 1.54", surfboard cut @ 3.79", palm tree cut @ 2.41" and seagulls cut @ 2.88" - cut 2x's and layered, wave cut 2x's and layered with shadows
H2O - sun cut @ 1.24 and cut 2x's and layered
Glossy Accents on the cherry and a couple of really cute buttons.
I am entering in these challenges: - use blue and white and birthday theme
Thanks for taking the time to look and comment. I love your thoughts and opinions. God Bless you all.

Hugs, Stephanie

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Where's my cake?

Hi, everyone.Hope you're having a great evening. This is another birthday card.
My oldest grandson has a birthday in August. This is just a fun card. I'm sure what he is really interested in is the gift card inside. I think most of the time the cards I make are for me, anyway.
Here's the recipe:
Campin Critters - bear cut @ 3.12"
Gypsy Wanderings - Happy Birthday cut @ 2.88"
From my Kitchen - cake slice cut @ 1.82"
Scalloped rectangle nesties and buttons.

Thanks for looking. God Bless you all. Hugs, Stephanie

Monday, July 25, 2011

Kiss the Cook

I'm so excited to have a new card for you to see on Tuesday. This one is for my other BIL, whose birthday is August 10th.
I sort of designed this one bit by bit.I had a basic idea and then I think I improved on it. I really kind of like this one. It's totally unique and I love when I can design for a specific person.
Here is the recipe:
Block Party - apron and  "kiss the cook" cut @ 4.06", oven mitt cut @ 1.47"
Fron My Kitchen - BBQ pit cut @ 2.29", birthday cake cut @ 1.47"
Create a Critter - happy birthday cut @ 1.24"
I used DCWV paper, Guy Stack, MS corner punch, fireworks are a stamp using Versamark ink and Perfect Pearls. The sentiment is my own.

Thank you for looking, I love comments. God Bless you all. Hugs, Stephanie

Sunday, July 24, 2011

On the level

Happy Sunday everyone. I made a birthday card for one of my BIL's whose birthday is August 10th. Hopefully I'll get the other BILs card made tomorrow.
You've seen cards for this particular BIL before. He's the one who has goats, chickens and guineapigs. He and my sister got married in matching black overalls. He can do anything and my sister makes beautiful jewelry. In fact he makes golf and fishing lamps and he sells hem when my sister sells at shows. They've been very successful at their hobbies and have Etsy stores. He also makes wine. Yum! Anyway, back to the card.
He is also a builder/contractor. That is why I used the Handyman cartridge this time Here's the recipe:
Handyman - level and all layers cut @ 1.09"
Celebrations - cupcake with layers cut @ 1.62"
Wrap It Up - candle with layers cut @4.06"
Stamping - Happy Birthday with shadow cut @ 2.06"
I used DCWV paper, the Guy Stack, love it.Added some ribbon, stickles and glossy accents.
I'm also entering this in the challenge at
Thanks for looking. I hope you like it. Have a great week and God Bless.

Hugs, Stephanie

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Sweet tooth?

Good eevening. Hope you all had a great day. We went shopping  for the second day for school supplies. I can't believe all they require for Kindergrten. They were very specific about everything except brand names and where to find them. I think I found all of them. They added up to $70.00. This really blew my mind. Oh well on to business.
July 31st is Cades birthday but he's having a swimming party tomorrow evening. He likes to get money so he can pick what he wants. He'll get that in his card. He doesn't like sweets but he loves Slim Jims . (little sausages) So I made the ice cream cone from Sweet Tooth Boxes and filled it with slim jims.
The icecream cone was cut at 9 1/2". Really went together pretty well.
Thanks for looking and God Bless. Hugs, Stephanie

Thought I would repost his card since they are being used together.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Birthday "cake"

Happy Wednesday, everyone! Today is my DIL's Birthday. We always give her money or a gift card, which is what she wants, but I wanted to do a little extra. So I made the birthday cake box on Sweet Tooth Boxes. I filled it with some of her favorite chocolates.She loves chocolate.
This is the recipe.
Sweet Tooth Boxes - cake box cut @ 11"
Mother's Day 2010 - 2 flowers cut @ 5.18" and 2 flowers cut @ 4.41"
Flower Shoppe - flower center cut @ 4.18
Leaves cut by hand.

Thanks for stopping by.Hugs and God Bless. Stephanie
This is not one of my best efforts but I had to use it.
For those who asked, I did go to the Dr. and I do have a sinus infection. I also have high cholesterol. So I got meds for both. Have a great evening.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Another Thank You

Good afternoon all. Hope you're having a great day. We had to make a thank you card for his aunt and uncle.
We wanted to say "thanks" but we also wanted to high light the fun things they did together. 
They give Gabe a lot of attention and he's crazy about all of them.
Here's the recipe:
Paper Lace - p.51, lace 1 cut @ 4.64x4.53, Shadow 1 cut @ 4.87x4.53
Carousel - ticket cut @ 2.58x1.33
Father's Day - game controller cut @ 2.21x1.32
H2O - floatie cut @ 2.47x1.78
I really like this one and I hope you do to.Thanks for looking.
God Bless ya'll. Hugs, Stephanie

Monday, July 18, 2011

Thank You

Good afternoon1 Hope everyone has had a wonderful Monday.
One of our favorite nieces on my hubby's side of the family brought my grandson some treats from recent trip to San Antonio.Gabriel is the youngest child around here. The whole family is nuts about him.
She found some great Cars stuff, a soft "Matar" truck, t-shirt and a Cars cup.
The week before their whole family took him to see Cars 3d. He ended up spending the night, going swimming and playing "WII" all evening. They all had a ball. He loves his aunt and uncle and these girls so much.
We had to make a thank you for Allie for thinking of him on her mini vacation.
We used Boys Will Be Boys and I didn't write down the sizes. But it turned out pretty cute, anyway.

Thanks for looking and God Bless you all. Hugs, Stephanie

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Hello, Sunday

Hi, all. Thank you for all your sweet comments and your concern about my dizziness. It is much better and I'm going to the Dr. Tuesday.
I did get a little project made yesterday morning. The new Cricut Blog posts a lot of really cute projects and one of them was a birdcage lantern. It's made like the lanterns we used to make in grade school. Of course, those were made of construction paper and there was no bird hanging in it.
It's really very simple and quick and Gabe loves it hanging from his fan/light in his bedroom. We may have to make some to hang around for Christmas.
I didn't "fancy" his up with butterflies because after all he's a boy.He would probably want Spongebob glued all over his. He insisted his lantern get posted, too. So here it is.
Thanks so much for stopping by. God Bless ya'll. Hugs, Stephanie

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Hello, Saturday!

Hi, all. We have gotten some much-needed rain yesterday and today. YEA! I hope if you're in the drought you get some too. I had big plans for yesterday which included Michaels, JoAnns and Hobby Lobby but we stayed in. It was probably a good thing because I woke up with vertigo. I have never been so dizzy. (my hubby would debate that statement) lol  I think it has something to do with my sinuses. This morning when I got up I could walk fine. (it was early) I went back to bed and laid on the opposite side, left side, and when I got up an hour later I couldn't walk. Could not get to the foot of the bed. Laid back down on my right side for a while and it was better when I got up. So this "dizzy broad" has to sit and stand straight and not bend over and I'm great. Sounds easy enough but I didn't realize just how many times I bend over each day.
OK sorry to ramble. I did get a card made. I had to take my time and it took ALL DAY LONG! But I did get it made.
This is a birthday card. I used K&Co. 2-sided paper, Spring, love it.
Picturesque -tri-fold card feature cut @ 11.42x4.88, tag and tag shift cut @4.43x2.18, layered
Flower Shoppe-spiral scallop flower cut 3. 1cut @ 2.43x2.18, 1 cut @ 1.64x1.47 and 1 cut @ 1.51x1.35
MS Elegant Cakes cut @ 1.75

leaves handcut, add stickles and ribbon and your done.
This card will be posted in the Cricut Cardz Challenge - birthday, grandparent
and linked to She's a Sassy Lady and Passionately Artistic
Thanks so much for the visit and comments. I love reading them. Hope you all have a great weekend.
God Bless ya'll. Hugs, Stephanie

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Birthday card challenges

I'm sorry, I forgot to add the challenges I linked my card to. I tried to edit the post but blogger won't let me.So this is the challenges I entered:
Paper Playtime-summer challemge
Diecuttin Divas-summer fun
and I linked to Passionately Artistic.
Thanks for looking. Hugs, Stephanie

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Birthday card

Hi! Hope everyone had a great Wednesday. I finally got to make the card I designed over 3 weeks ago.
This card is for my grandson Cade. He will be 8 years old on July 31st. He is having a swimming party. I used several carts on this one and I like the way it turned out.
Here's the recpe:
Pack YourBags - Beach ball cut @ 3.59", sandcastle cut @ 2.18"
Simply Charmed - sun cut @ 3.55"
Just Because Cards - lemonade cut @ 2.53"
Alphalicious - crown cut @ 1.12"
Stamping - Happy Birthday cut @ 1.5"
Birthday Bash - have a ball cut @ 2.41"
Thanks so much for stopping by. It felt so good to make something. I hope I can keep creating everyday. Maybe life will settle down a little. I need my therapy.

Hope you like it. God Bless. Hugs, Stephanie

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Finally...a card!

Hello, everyone. I want to thank all of my wonderful, loyal followers who check in to see if there is anythng new. This year has not been the greatest.  We have managed to get a few new followers in the past couple of months and I want to send a big "thank you" to them. I try to always follow in turn but sometimes I can't tell which is new. If I haven't followed you also, let me know and I will. So to all of my followers I really appreciate you!

Now for the reason for this blog, my card. This card is for a dear family friend whose birthday is the same as one of my grandsons, July 31st. This one is really simple but kinda cute. (I think) Anyway my husband thought so.
All the cuts on the front of the card are from Just Because Cards-sun cut at 1", car and layers cut at 2.76",and "getting there" cut at 2.88. Inside I used Pack Your Bags for the seagull cut at 1.43, Everyday Popups for the beer mug cut at 1.24" and Wall Decor and More for "relax" cut at 1". There's pop dots on the front and the inside, extra layers on the mug and foam and stickles. All was designed on my Gypsy. (which I'm so glad I have)
Everyone have a great day and thank you so much for dropping by. I love comments. (They help with my therapy) lol   God Bless you all.  Hugs, Stephanie

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

What day is it?

Good morning! Do you have trouble keeping the days straight? Some weeks are worse than others, some days I can go from ine day t the next all in the same day. I don't know how I do it, just talented  I guess. lol
When there's a holiday I really get screwed up. So far today I'm still on Wednesday.
I didn't make a card, but yesterday I made a little figure to put on my magnetic board with the info for my grandsons swimming lessons. He thinks it's so cute and had to be posted. He's supposed to help remind me . I need all the help I can get.
He's from Pack Your Bags and cut at 4". It felt so good to glue some paper together. My poor E2 has been silent for almost 2 weeks. I think I felt her give me a big hug.
I'm also waiting on my order for Flower Shoppe and Sweet Tooth Boxes . I really don't like to order, but I couldn't wait for these to be in the stores.Plus I saved about 9 bucks apiece.Still waiting for the new Lites to be in WalMart.
Everyone have a great day and God Bless. Hugs, Stephanie

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Happy 5th!

Still no cards. My fingers are still going numb and tingling. I thought I would post a pic of my grandson sleeping.Now wait a minute ... it is better than watching paint dry!
I would love to be able to sleep this totally relaxed. This child has gotten into this position since he was a baby.  So totally relaxed.
Have a great day.  God Bless and hugs to all. Stephanie

Monday, July 4, 2011

Happy 4th of July!!!

Hello, all. I still haven't created anything. The carpul tunnel (sp?) is a lot better but we had 20 people here yesterday for a BBQ and my son is in from Florida. Not sure how much crafting I'll get done. I'm really getting antsy and having withdrawals. I didn't even get to make any decorations for the holiday. So I thought I wiould post last years sign.
Have a wonderful day and be safe. Thanks or dropping by and God Bless you all. Hugs, Stephanie

Friday, July 1, 2011

Weekend wishes

Just wanted to wish everyone a very happy and safe 4th of July. My son is coming from Florida tomorrow and we are having a BBQ on the 3rd. It should be a very busy week.
I've been having a "drought"(craftwise) just like our weather here in Texas. I have the will to create but I'm having trouble with carpul tunnel in both wrists. I've been wearing braces as much as possible. My grand son is enjoying it, we spend a lot of time playing CandyLand, Chutes and Ladders, Dominoes and Memory. I mean a LOT of time playing. Which is really depressing because he always beats me.
Anyway, have a wonderful weekend and I hope I get a chance to make SOMETHING!!!
I'll just post a cute pic of my grandson.