Friday, September 30, 2011

Good evening.

Hope everyone is havig a relaxing night. I was at the hospital all day with my MIL and family. She is still having tests done.
I want to apologize  to some of my visitors for not posting comments on their blogs. For some reason I can't. when I click on "post comment", the comment disappears. I'm still trying.
Now for the card. A couple of weeks ago I won some blog candy from Linda, Ladybug Lair. This is the card I sent to her. This one was made from scraps.
I think the cut on the front is from Damask Decor, the flower on ther inside is from Mother's Day 2010 and the scalloped circles are from Lacy Labels. I think the thanks is from Alphalicious.
It's really simple and I love when I can use leftover cute.
Thanks again Linda.

Thanks for looking. God bless and Hugs, stephanie

Thursday, September 29, 2011

A little problem

Hi everyone. I'm having a little problem posting a comment on one of my favorite blogs. I'm talking about Cricut Couple, Bobby and Jill. I know you are all familiar with their work. Well, for the last 3 days I have not been able to post a comment. I've tried no less than 10 times. It lets me choose "google acct." but when I click on "post comment" my comment disappears.
Have any of you had this problem? If so, how can I fix it?
God bless and hugs, Stephanie

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Happy Wednesday!


Hi everyone! I hope your having a nice morning. I'm hoping to get some crafting done as I am going to be home all day.Yippee!
My sister, Bead u Senseless, (who makes beautiful jewelry, BTW) was ordering supplies to donate to a silent auction to benefit Bastrop. (Texas wildfire evacuees who lost everything) When she explained to the internet company (individually owned) she was ordering from what was going on, the woman said she would like to donate to the auction, too. How fantastic is  that? So of course my sister needed a handmade thank you, enter me.
So this card is for my sister to give to this generous person. Here's the recipe:
Indie Art - rose cut at 4.18" and flocked with flower soft
Beyond Birthdays - thank you cut at 2.06"
Martha Stewart double edge punch, ribbon, pearls and embossing.
I'm entring this one in 2 challenges:
Cricut Blog - World Cardmaking Day
My Craft Spot - use ribbon
Thanks for looking and leaving comments.
God bless and hugs, Stephanie

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Happy Tuesday1

Well I'm (happily) stuck at home. We're having a brake job done on my car, so I can't leave. I'm going to hate what it costs but I love the fact that I'm homebound.I've made 6 cards since Sunday. So nice to have the time. Hope everyone is having a nice day.
This card is for my nieces little boy who will be 5. He loves bugs and since I just got Dinosaur tracks on clearance at Michaels that's what I used. That cart has some great bugs on it.
Here's the recipe:
Dinosaur tracks - leaf,  page 67, cut at 2.29"
beetle, page 60, cut at 1.71
insect 1,page 61, cut at 1.71
insect 2, page 62, cut at 1.17
insect 3, page 63, cut at 1.59
Stamping - happy birthday cut at 1.41
The tiny bugs are some punches I bought years ago. Now I know why I kept them.
Hope he likes it. Thanks for looking and commenting.

God bless and hugs, Stephanie

Monday, September 26, 2011

Good morning and happy launch day!


Well, did you all stay up? I just couldn't. I went to bed at midnight but I was up at 3:45 am. Couldn't go back to sleep with this awful headache.
FYI - the name of the embossing folder is MaryAnn. I used half of the embossed sheet. So it makes 4 rectangle patterns and there's a space between each so it's easy to cut apart.
OK for todays card . This is a b-day card for one of my nieces. Hers is the first one I'm going to need next month. I used Something to Celebrate for every cut.
Recipe:
Aloha drink - I used the card feature, but it seemed too flimsy so I just used the drink part cut at 5", page 53
It's Your Day with layers cut at 3" page 67
Flowers cut at 2" with layers page52
Hope she likes it and you too. Thanks for looking.
God bless and hugs, Stephanie

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Good afternoon

Feels like forever since I've posted a card. I did start a b-day card I designed in my Gypsy a few weeks ago last night. Of course I had to change it all up and after 3 hours I put it away for the night. I did finally finish it this morning and I'm pretty happy with it. But that isn't what I'm posting today.

We lost another relative Thursday. This time it's my husbands side of the family. He was truly a favorite uncle and we all loved him. He was such a character he never met a stranger.
This card has only 1 cricut cut, the cross on the inside. It's from the Wedding cart and cut at 4 1/2". The front is embossed with a cuttlebug folder and the sentiment is stamped on a hand cut label and layered. I left the inside blank because I'm not sure what to say. I used a MS punch on the corners inside.
It's really simple but I think it's okay. I really hope this is the last sympathy card I need to make for a while. It's been hard to get my mind on happier cards. but please don't give up on me. I think I'm starting to get some mojo back. (at least I hope so)
Thanks so much for visiting me. I'm going to try real hard to have somethng to look at.
God bless and hugs, Stephanie

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Good morning

Hi, everyone. This is the second day in a row that I have awakened st 3:30 am and not gone back to sleep. I've had breakfast, put on makeup and read my emails and it's only 6:30. It's gonna be a long day.
I'm planning on going to Beaumont to get a few things. I need glue dots and some chalk inks and the only stores around me is Walmart. The only adhesives they carry are Scotch brand now. I don't like their glue dots or their tape runners. So I have to drive 40 minutes for these essentials. Anyway I'll be dead tired again this afternoon.
Now the reason for this post. Haven't cut out and put together anything new but I do have several designs on my Gypsy. A few months ago I saw a "box card" in an email. It was very easy to make and I intended to use it to give gift cards this Christmas. I searched all the stacks everytime I went out for 2-sided Christmas paper. To no avail.
One day last week I was searching for a particular stack and I came across a whole book of 2-sided Christmas paper. YEA!!! I left it out so I wouldn't forget I had it. Last night I thought it would be a good idea to make all the box cards I would need so I wouldn't be doing it last minute. Now I can't find the email with the tutorial.
Does anyone else remember this? It had a belly band to hold it closed. Thanks for any help.
Hugs and God bless, Stephanie

Sunday, September 18, 2011

E2 contest

Hi everyone. I've been sort of at a standstill since last Sunday when I finished up the things for my GS B-day party. Too many sympathy cards, too. Just haven't been able to get it together.
During the week I read about PC's E2 contest on HSN on the MB. I thought wow I would like to try that. Couldn't get going. Maybe the planets wouldn't line-up just right. Entries have to be in by 5pm on the 21st.
Finally last night I got an idea. It's not fancy but I think it's cute. Who knows maybe they'll like it. (I could use some validation right about now) Anyway I made the whole thing in a few hours last night. (which is good for me) I will overnite it tomorrow.
After the 26th I will post it. I don't know if you can do it before. I really wanted to keep it. I used all my fav colors. Maybe I'll see it on air. We'll see.
Has anyone else made a banner for the contest?
Hope everyone has a wonderful day. God bless and hugs, Stephanie

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Terrific Tuesday!

Good morning everyone. I know it's early but I've been up since 4:10 AM. Woke up with a headache. I will be so sleepy about 10:00 this morning. I'm glad I had chance to go through my emails this morning because I will be at the hospital with my MIL who is having a procedure this morning.
Before I get to my post I wated to tell you about my trip to Michaels and Walmart about 30 minutes from my home. As soon as I brought Gabe to school I headed to Beaumont. I got there at 8:30 so I decided to go to Walmart till Michaels opened. I'm so glad I did. TheW about 15 min. from me finally started putting new Lites out but didn't have Recess. (which I really wanted) This W had some new ones and had Recess. It was also priced at $29.00.Yippee I couldn't believe it. The other new ones were priced at $39 so I don't know how that happened.  I also got Phrases at M for $29. so It was a good day.

Now for the post. We lost 2 more family members last week. It just keeps coming. Te last of my mom's cousins died last Wed. and the last Aunt on my grandpas side died Thurs. She was 101. Here's the 2 cards I made.
This one was for her cousin, male.The cross is from Designers Calendar cut at 2.75 x 3.98, the dove is from Tie The Knot cut at 2.81 x 2.80 and the label is from Storybook cut at 3.58 x 5.12.

This one is for her aunt.The flower is from Flower Shoppe and is a scrap and I embossed a scrap of paper for the base. I punched the corners of the inside and stamped the sentiments. Did a little inking and that's about it.


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

Monday, September 12, 2011

Tired Monday

Hello. did everyone have a nice weekend? Mine was so busy.We had haircuts, shopping for a concolence gift, a grandson's football game (hot, they won) then a bowling party for 6 year olds. This was Saturday.
Sunday we had Gabe's birthday party. It was just family but he loved it. He said it was the best b-day party ever!He got a good variety of toys that he loved and some money to spend. He also gt a new bike.
This pic is the only one of the cake. I cut out the happy birthday and welded Gabe to it and added glitter.Also the 3D robot from Robot Party and forgot to take a close-up. 

This pic shows him blowing out the candles and 2 of his cousins. (also grandsons) The clutter on the table is cheese dip, hot sauce, various chips and tea that the grownups are eating.
I also did a little vinyl project for treats for the kids. Target had these cute dry erase boards and I welded each ones name and cut it out of vinyl. I don't know why but I've been aftaid to try this. Until now all I did was use it for etching. Now I can't wait to do something else. It really was that easy and fun.

Sorry about the glare. Thanks for looking. It seems like I should have more to post my E2 was so busy the last 3 or 4 days. I also made 2 dozen robot treat bags (Robot Party) for his class.
I think that's it for today. Tomorrow I have a couple of sympathy cards for you.
Hugs and God bless you all. Stephanie

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Day after


Hello! Hope all is well and no one is in the "line of fire," literally. These Texas wild fires are unbelievable. So much damage. Sending up lots of prayers.
The title. Today is the day after my grandson's 6th burthday. This child was so excited. He really is a big bright spot in our lives. He just seems to lift everyones spirits. Most of the family notices. We are very blessed to have him.
Back to his birthday. He gotto bring special treats for his class to school and we gave him several presents to open yesterday. His party will be Sunday afternoon. Today I will post his card from yesterday. He'll get all new stuff on Sunday.
Here's the recipe:
Sweet Shop - donut cut @ 3.74 x 2.65
Create a Critter - happy birthday cut @ 2.93 x 1.47
Don Juan - 6 cut @ 2.14 x 3.78, Gabe each letter cut @ .65 x 1.12
The confetti was cut from Happy Graduation but I forgot to save it.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Tuesday evening.

Hi, everyone. Hope you had a great day. Mine has been very long. But that's not what this post is about.
Some of you know about last week when my MIL was in the hospital, our other niece narrowly escaped what could have been a very tragic accident.
She was driving to classes when an 18-wheeler side-swiped her. That really unnerved us all. She was very shook up but unhurt. Thank God. I think her guardian angel was working overtime. Messed up the driver's side. Anyway I made her a card to fit the occasion.
Here's the recipe:
EDPD - street cut @ 3.32 x 1.35
Beep Beep Lite - honk sign cut @ 2.86 x 1.17, car cut @ 2.37 x 1.24, beep beeo sign cut @ 3.19 x 2.02, truck cut @ 3.12 x 1.35
I put vellum in the windows of the vehicles.

I hope she liked it. I hope you like it too. Thanks for looking, God bless and hugs. Stephanie

Monday, September 5, 2011

Happy Labor Day

Hope everyone is having a great Monday. It's 8:00 in the morning and the sun is not shining for the second day in a row. This is a good thing as I am in southeast Texas and any relief from the sun is appreciated. Saturday it even rained most of the day. So nice not to be at 100 everyday.  I hope anyone in the northeast is safe and not having to deal with the floods.
Onto the card. We have a niece who has been looking for a job in her field, ultrasound, for a while. Well last month she got a really good one and gets really great benefits. We are so proud of her. I know it seems I'm late making her a card but I did not know about the job until last week when we were all at the hospital with my MIL. (her grandmother)
Anyway I've had these bits and pieces laying around my table and I finally put them together to make this card. I don't have any measurements. I used a MS punch for the butterflies, two different flowers put together with some Sizzix petals from a punch on top of doilies, a piece of embossed paper that I chalked and another MS punch on the inside. It was all scraps that I loved.
Thanks for looking. I hope she likes it and you too.

God bless and hugs, Stephanie

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Trouble in paradise

Good morning all. I'll get right to the point. I'm having trouble notifying blogs about the butterfly award. Out of the 10 I could only post on 3 of them. I've been trying for 2 days and I still get this page - This account does not have access to this page. It's my same account I've always had. I don't know what to do.
I also seem to be losing followers. I'm afraid I really am disappearing.
If anyone knows what to do about the posting,  please let me know.
Thank you . God bless and hugs, Stephanie

Friday, September 2, 2011

I'm still here and I got an award


Hi, everyone. I bet you thought I'd disappeared. It has been a really tough couple of weeks. We got through the funeral and had a football game at 1:00 on Saturday. It was so hot. We were all sick that night. Sunday we just wanted to recuperate..
We got a phone call that morning that my MIL was being taken to the hospital. She had pneumonia. I spent everyday in the hospital.
Now she's home and I'm trying to catch up.
In the meantime, I received this award from 4 different people. I was amazed.
These blogs are some of my favorites. They are:
Nita @  http://nitasjoy.blogspot.com/
Peggy & Donna @ http://dailygracecreations.blogspot.com/
Jayne @ http://jayne-designs.blogspot.com/
Cindy @ http://pinkladysparadise.blogspot.com/
I want to thank each one of these special ladies for this award. I appreciate each and every one of you.
As part of this award you have to answer some questions and pass it on to 10 other blogs and notify them.
1. favorite color - pink
2. favorite song - Amazing Grace in french
3. favorite dessert - chocolate and gooey
4. what wizzes you off -  waiting in long lines
5. favorite pet - my late schnauzer, Dixie
6. black or white - black
7. biggest fear - not to be able to care for myself and my grandson
8. best feature - eyes
9. everyday attitude - hoping for serenity
10. What is perfection - serenity
11.guilty pleasure - buying cartridges
12. when you're upset you - eat and withdraw
So here is my 10:
Amy @ Love to Crop
Linda @ The Paper Boutique
Ally @ Rock Paper Cricut
Amy @ Scrappin Mommy
Aymee @ Southernbelle Scrapper
Kelly @ Kams Crafty Place
Linda @ Ladybug Lair
Bryan @ The Scrapguy
Lorraine @ Card Creatioins by Lorraine
Kimberly @ Craftspot by Kimberly
Please pay a visit to each of these blogs for some wonderful inspiration.
I forgot to import the picture in the beginning so I don't know where it will end up. I tried to have everything ready but I screwed up the post anyway. Forgive me.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Thank you, Margie


This is just a short post to thank Margie of Bella Bug Creations. She had some blog candy a couple of weeks ago and I was the winner. I wanted to let her how much I appreciate it. It's been a long time since I've won anything.
This has been such a crazy week, I haven't gotten any crafting done. Finally managed to make this card this afternoon.
This is also my first rosette. I used Lacy Labels for the 2 cuts - label cut @ 2.32 x 1.63, oval cut @ 2.02 x 1.43.
punched flower - MS punch, a little bling and ribbon.
Thanks for looking, please bear with me. God bless and hugs, Stephanie