Monday, April 30, 2012

Stop the presses...

Sorry to be so dramatic, but I've always wanted to do that. I do have a special announcement. Are you ready?I was picked to be a member of the Bitten by the Bug 2 design Team!!!
Can you tell I'm excited? There is so much talent on this blog. I always find inspiration.
This blog has been around for quite a while and it was one of the first ones I got acquainted with. I've seen some wonderful projects here.
So if you've not visited BBTB2 before, you should. There's great challenges and lots of fun.
  Become a follower. You'll be glad you did. May 6 will be my first project for the DT. I'm kinda nervous but also very excited. Hope you'll join us.
Thanks for visiting. Hugs and God bless. Stephanie

Friday, April 27, 2012

Yea! It's Friday

Good afternoon everyone. I got a much longed for package in the mail yesterday. My Art Philosophy bundle came! I have wanted this one since it came out but I had a rule. Never pay more than $50. for a cart. Well I've paid $50 for 2 carts and it nearly killed me. I really like a bargain.
So it's taken me all this time to bite the bullet.  Today I played with it a little.
I decided to enter a challenge at BBTB2 - use a bee or ladybug.
Here's the recipe:
Sentimentals - bee cut @ 1.71, page 44
Art Philosophy -flowers font shift cut @ 2.88, 2.41, 2.18 page 68
card feature cut @ 4.88, layer cut @ 4.18 and square 3 cut at 4.88 on page 43
punches and dies and glitter

Thanks for looking. Have a great weekend. Hugs and God bless. Stephanie

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

New card

Hi, everyone. I have a simple card for you today.
One of our nieces just got engaged and we went to a party last night.
At the last minute I made this card. Yesterday was not the most successful crafting day. Did some glass etching, then broke it. Didn't leave much time for making a card.
I used the proposal and the OXO cut from Sweethearts. Didn't record the sizes but they fit on an A2 card.
The shapes are scalloped oval nesties.
I told you it was really simple.

Thanks for looking and have a great crafting day.
Hugs and God bless. Stephanie

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Flower candle holder

Hi. I hope you are all having a great weekend. I haven't had much chance to craft.We had a baby shower and a birthday party yesterday. In between we were looking at vehicles. It is exhausting trying to absorb all the information, but I'm learning what I like and don't like. I also never used to speak up when I didn't like something, but not anymore! I have finally found my voice. I've learned to tell the salesman right away when he is trying to steer me to something I don't want.
Oh well enough of this. I'm not looking forward to the next car shopping expedition.
I did make a paper flower. What a surprise! lol
Someone on the MB posted about making life size roses. I can't remember who it was, sorry.  I tracked back about 20 pages and couldn't find the post.  Anyway I decided to try it.
This flower is from Flower Shoppe, Fun 1 cut at 10.56. The leaves are Fun 5 cut at 3.5. I have trouble making these spiral flowers so big. I really wanted the center smaller and next time I will start the rolling smaller.
So I decided to turn it int o a candlestick holder. Of course, it will have to be a battery operated one but I think it's a pretty good idea. You could make them for all occasions and holidays and they wouldn't cost a fortune.
You could decorate for anything with all the beautiful papers we have to choose from.
Take a look and let me know what you think.
This post is linked up at Pink by Design, Sarah Hamer Designs link up Tuesday

Thanks for visiting. And may we all get more crafting time. Hugs and God bless. Stephanie

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Birthday Wishes

Hi, everyone. It has been so hectic here.Drs. appointments and shopping every day at Michaels, Hobby Lobby and JoAnns.  I bought over a dozen items and didn't pay full price for any of it. Yea!! I got McGill flower shapers kit,  new dies, embossing folders, 4 new B plates for my CB, photo box for storage and some inks. I call this week very good. Now I want to stay home and use all of this stuff.
My card today is a birthday card. It came about because I wanted to practice a flower I saw on a tutorial. This lady is so talented. You can see her work at Kittie Kraft.
This flower is made with Spellbinders - blossom 2. I liked it so much I had to use it on a card. The leaves are Spellbinders dies, flourish is Sizzix die and punches are MS hydrangea.
The labels are handcut rectangles that I used a ticket corner punch on. I won that punc h from Wendy at Livin Stampin Up. Thank you Wendy.
DCWV paper, a stamped greeting, bling and a computer sentiment and you're done.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
Paper Playtime - birthday themed project
Little Scrap Pieces - must use a flower
Thanks so much for visiting. Hugs and God bless you all. Stephanie

Friday, April 13, 2012

Good morning all

I'm so glad to be back posting. I didn't leave on some wonderful trip, oh no. I've been having terrible headaches. I worked on this card for over 5 days trying to get it finished to post. It also works for a few challenges, if I'm not already too late. Anyway here goes.
This will be for my MIL on Mother's Day.
The flowers are from Flower Shoppe and some punches
Leaves - punches and die cuts
 Tags and labels - nesties
Happy Mother's Day - a stamp I had
sentiment inside - computer
buttons - my stash
gold bow - ribbon from stash
Added some bling and a punched butterfly and call it done.
FCCB - buttons and bows
Exploring Cricut - April showers bring flowers
My Craft Spot - inside and out sentiment
BBB2 - Mother's Day Card
Cute Card Thursday #212 - Spring flowers
Die cuttin divas #60 - Pastels

Thanks so much for visiting and commenting. Hugs and God bless. Stephanie

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Happy Easter Eve

Happy Saturday all. Hope all is well with you.  This is just a quick post.
I had a sample basket I made when I got TBBM2 and spiral flowers from Flower Shoppe already made. so I decided to put together a treat for my MIL.
Two days ago I received Spring Cottage so I decided to make the 3D strawberries and fill them with sugarfree candy. (she is diabetic) The frame around the bunnies on the side is a new MS around the page punch that I got this week at Michaels and the bunny is from Celebrate with Flourish.

Hope your day is wonderful. Thanks for spending time with me. Hugs and God bless.Stephanie

Friday, April 6, 2012

2nd Anni. card

Good morning all. No school today, yea! Got to sleep in till 6AM. I'm still sleepy, hope the coffee helps. Wanted to get this posted before things get crazy around here.
This is the second anniversary for my husband. This one he got at home. I thought this one came out OK. Here's the recipe:
Sweethearts - heart with couple silhouette cut at 3.71
Victorian Romance - background heart cut at 4.29
Tie the Knot - tags - one cut at 3.12 and one cut at 3.24 and  lovebirds on branch cut at 1.71
small tags on front are a sizzlets die, added some punched flowers, bling, inking, glitter, computer generated sentiment and punched corners
And there you have a card.

Thanks so much for stopping by. Appreciate the comments and your time.
Hugs and God bless. Stephanie

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

42 years and a Thank you

Hi, all. I have 2 matters of business today. Today is my 42nd wedding anniversary and I won "card of the week" at Die Cuttin Divas.  It was a very fun challenge,3 R's-rosettes, ribbon and rhinestones. I want to thank Georgiana very much for picking me. You should visit her and the DT at for some fun challenges. The next one is a sketch challenge. Thanks again Georgiana.
Now the anniversary part of this post. The last few years I seem to make my hubby a couple of cards for our anniversary. This is the one I made sure he would get at work.  This was one of those that started to form in my mind and I just couldn't let it go. It had to be  a card.
My grandson asked me who my favorite "super hero" was when I was a kid. I explained to him we didn't have many cartoons and they were only on TV on Saturday mornings for a couple of hours. But we did have one "hero".He was a flying mouse, Mighty Mouse!
My hubby's nickname is "Bird". It was given to him when he was a small boy and it has stuck with him. We met when we were 12 so that's what I have always called him.
Well I started thinking about Mighty Mouse and remembered the bird "super hero" on 3 Birds on Parade.
When Mighty Mouse was going to save Penelope Pitstop from Oilcan Harry he would sing, "Here I come to save the Dayyyy!" And he would always win.
So that's how this card came to be.
3 Birds on Parade - super hero bird cut at 1.82, small bird shadow cut at 1.0, and my hero cut at 2.87
Cricut Essentials - heart cut at 1.7
Sentiments - me and the computer, glitter, inking, punches and buttons

Thanks for stopping by. Hope you enjoyed  my card. Hugs and God bless.