Sunday, November 27, 2011

Good morning!

beHope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving. Did you blow your checkbooks up on Black Friday? I did not get anything I shopped for. I was looking for things for my grandson.Guess I'll have to pay full price if I can even find it. I did come home and order the County Fair cricut cart from cricut.com. I have wanted this one since it came out in June. So I was real happy about that. Hope you had better luck.
Now to the card. (believe it or not) Last year I met this sweet person on the MB on a RAKs Challenge. We exchanged several messages and I participated on a couple of challenges. Then things got real busy with my mom. Even after she died I didn't have a lot of time for challenges. We exchanged birthdates and I tucked it away wanting to remember to send her a card. Well she must have done the same thing because she sent me a beautiful birthday card in June. (so sweet)
Well, this is November and I remembered to send her one.
Happy Birthday from Elegant Cakes cut at 1.2
flower from my stash
Leaves cut from Freshly Picked at 4.37
Cuttlebug embossing folder, corner die cuts and some bling
Thank you for looking and God bless you all.

Hugs, Stephanie

Saturday, November 19, 2011

New development

Well, the Cricut Couple, Bobby and Jill, are at it again. They enjoyed the last giveaway so much they are having another one. This time they are giving away a full size cricut cake. Aren't they so generous?
The last giveaway was for 500 followers and the went over 600. Lets get them to 700. So for lots of fun and inspiration give them a visit. You won't be disappointed. http://cricutcouple.blogspot.com

Friday, November 18, 2011

Good evening

Well, Cricut Couple has announced all the winners from their celebration. I haven't created anything. Just can't seem to concentrate. But I did create a 3D pumpkin.
One of the blogs I visited this week had a pumpkin made of rosettes. I can' remember which blog I saw it on. I searched  every blog I could think of. But no luck. Then I remembered I went to the link where she first saw the pumpkin. Ijotted it down. I must have written it down wrong because it didn't work.
Finally I typed in the first 2 words of the link, Audrey Pettit. A lot of stuff came up but I clicked on Audrey Pettit webblog and found the October post.
Anyway, I made one and my grandson loves it. Maybe I'll get a good nights sleep and wake up full of ideas. (I can dream, can't I)

So here is the pumpkin.Thanks for looking and God bless you all.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Good morning!

Hope you all had a great weekend.  We were busy. We had our 8 year old grandsons "Superbowl" championship football game as well as the housewarming.
The housewarming was a great success and the ballgame was "super". They won and were undefeated the whole season. They played at the college stadium in our area. We all felt so special. The whole season was played in practice fields and we sat on lawn chairs. Couldn't see a thing at ground level. So this game was truly fun. I hope to have a layout done soon.
Anyway today's post is to thank a couple of people. A couple of weeks ago there was a blog hop and I won one of the prizes.
I won the stamp set offered on Cricut Couple, Bobby and Jill's blog. It was generously donated by Kim, My Craft Spot. It is a very special Christmas set and I can't wait to use it.
So my next project is a couple of Thank You cards for these special people. Kim's stamps are really wonderful.
I just wanted to say thank you very much.
thanks for looking and God bless.  You should pay them a visit, lots of great inspiration.
Hugs, Stephanie

Friday, November 11, 2011

Change of pace

Hope everyone has had a nice Friday.  I am relaxing. I did get a card made today.
My BIL lost a very close cousin to cancer this week. Sympathy cards are always hard to do, but this one took me less than an hour.
I used a sketch. This sketch is from Mojo Monday and it really helped. So I'm going to enter in their challenge.
Next time I need a sympathy card I just might look for a sketch.
Here's the recipe:
This is a 5 x 5 card.
George - circle cut at 3.47, small rectangle cut at .94
Easter 2010 - cross cut at 4.29
Beyond Birthdays - dove cut at 1.71
I also used a little glitter and some embossing with the Cuttlebug.

Thanks for looking. God bless and hugs, Stephanie

Thursday, November 10, 2011

I'm on a roll!

Well, I guess I'm really shocking a lot of you, 4 new projects in 4 days, and posted! I can hardly believe it myself. I really want to thank all of you who continually check out my blog when there is nothing new to see. And when by chance there is something, you are always so nice and encouraging. Ya'll give me a big boost. Now for the project.
I really had fun with this one. It just grew from a simple card, you know, the ideas just keep coming.
This is a gift for my nephew who just bought his first house and moved on his own. He's only 22 and he's like a "babe in the woods" when it comes to the everyday of having your own  home. I think it will be a fun learning process. We'll all help.
I think this turned out pretty cute. I used 8 carts but that is no bother with the Gypsy. (I'm so glad I learned to use it)  Here's the recipe:
George - 2 rectangles welded together for the card - card size 3 1/8 x 4 3/8
Handyman - house cut at 3.94
Stand & Salute - clouds cut at 1.0
Animal Kingdom - dog (labrador) cut at 3.24
Everyday pop-up cards - tree cut at 4.18
Create a Critter - grass cut at .84
My Community - small mailbox cut at 1.0, large mailbox cut at 20.41, fence (welded to card) cut at 1.71
Plantin Schoolbook - address numbers cut at 1,71
So this is my project. I love how it turned out. My husband was even impressed with the package decorations. Can't wait to give it to him at his housewarming Saturday.



Thanks for looking and let me know what you think. Take care and God bless. Stephanie
I'm back. I just had to add some grass on the post of the mailbox.  Now I'm happy with it.
Thanks for looking. Any opinions?

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Hello!!!

Happy Wednesday everyone! How about this, a new post 3 days in a row. Yippee!!!
This is my second mini album. But... before I get to that I want to tell you about a celebration.
There is this wonderful and inspiring blog, Cricut Couple, that is a husband and wife team. I'm sure most of you are already followers, but if you haven't heard, they reached over 500 followers during the Craft Spot blog hop. They have some wonderful prizes for followers who leave comments and are chosen. Check out the button my sidebar. Their blog is always a bright spot in my day. (along with a few dozen others) lol Congrats to Bobby and Jill. Oh yeah, I was picked to win the stamps from the blog hop on their blog. Thanks again Bobby and Jill.
Now for the album. (hope I'm not boring you)
For this one I used:
Graphically Speaking - remember cut at 2.76
Picturesque - flourishes cut at 1.47
Mini Monograms - scalloped circle cut at 4.5
leftover flowers made from a Sizzix die,pearls from Michaels,ribbon, glitter, punched butterflies, buttons and bling





Hope you like it. Thanks for looking and God Bless. Stephanie

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Happy Tuesday!

Good morning everyone. I bet you can't believe I'm posting 2 days in a row. lol
Well I spent the weekend making 2 mini albums for Christmas presents. If you're wondering why it took so long, I'll tell you. This was my very first minis. I didn't have a particular theme in mind (to me that makes it harder) and it took so long to pick out papers. (I can spend an hour picking paper for one card) Then there is the embellishments.
These albums are made with CDs so there can't be too much or too big of an embellishment. Anyway I finally got finished. I got the inspiration from Amy at Scrappin Mommy who posted a CD mini and tutorial last June. I know I still can't believe I held onto this for so long and was able to find the post.
Today I'm posting the first one. I used 5 cd's and covered them with paper. Then decorate.
Gypsy Wanderings - moments cut at .88
Mini Monigrams - scalloped circle cut at 3.75
EDPD lab shirt cut at 4.65
Create a Critter - firemans hat cut at 2.53
Ashlyns Alphabet - flourishes cut at 1.82, 1.24, 1.0
George circles cut at 5
punches - butterflies and flowers, 3d flowers from my stash, pearls from Michaels. buttons, glitter and ribbon all from my stash.
This is picture-heavy. Would appreciate hearing what you think or what you might change.





Thanks for looking and God bless. Stephanie

Monday, November 7, 2011

Hello, Monday

This is just a quick post. I made some sentiment cards for the inside of the box-cards. Now when they take out the cash/gift cards and there is a message.
It's only a simple thing but it seems more finished to me.
The label is from Ashlyns Alphabet cut at 4". The snow flakes are a MS punch.

Thanks for looking and God bless each of you. Stephanie

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Hello!

Good morning everyone. Hope everyone is starting out well this morning.
I got started on some things I will need for Christmas. YEA!!!
When I first saw the box card design, I knew I wanted this for the gift cards and cash for my kids. It really is an ingenious design.
I first saw the design on Splitcoast Stampers. Peggy  from Daily Grace Creations also posted a tutorial.
I only used 1 cricut cut on this project, the initials. They are cut from Tie the Knot and cut at 1.71. The label is a Spellbinders, labet 4 set. Also a couple of MS edge punches and some inking.

Thanks for looking and God bless you all. Stephanie

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Happy November 1st

Good morning everyone. Hope you all survived Halloween. Today is one of my sons birthday. He probably wishes I'd forget it. No such luck. He doesn't like cake or any desserts so I'm fixing him a pan of homemade mac and cheese.
He also has always liked Mickey Mouse basically forever so I try to put MM somewhere in his cards. This time it's MM-head balloons.
Here's the recipe.
Picturesque - Far East cut on page 74 cut at 4.41, corners cut at 1.47
Wall Decor and More - light bulb on page 68 cut at 3.82
Create a Critter - Lets cut at 4.88
MS Elegant Cake Art - Celebrate cut at 1.0
Mickey & Friends - Mickey silhouette cut at 1.0 for the balloons
Happy Birthday, Ryan!

Thanks for looking and God bless you all. Stephanie