Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Hi, all.

I'm calling today, "bad idea" Wednesday.
I thought I would make this card for a challenge but it didn't turn out like I planned. Of course I kept changing my mind so it's my own fault. So it won't be entered into any challenge.
I thought I would post it anyway then maybe I can get past the time and materials I wasted on it.
 I was using my new Epiphany crafts shape tools. I really like these tools.
 So, I like some of the elements on this card, just not the card.
The flower cut is from Spring Cottage cartridge. I used some punched flowers, stickles and a nesties die for the rest of it.
Maybe I'll have better luck today. (thinking positive)
Thanks for visiting. Hugs and God bless. Stephanie

Monday, June 25, 2012

Patriotic challenge

Well this is our last June challenge. This month has gone by so fast. This challenge is really special. With the 4th of July just around the about Patriotic with red, white, and blue.I love using these colors.
As always you must use your cricut but you can use any cart, can be a card. layout or home decor item.
Here's the recipe for my card:
Independence Day - Liberty Bell cut at 5.59, larger one for a shadow cot at 5.82, 4th of July cut at 4.29
A Child's Year - patriotic kids silhouette cut at 3.59
Stand and Salute - fireworks cut at 1.35
Stars and corners are a punch. A little embossing and chalk and it's done.
This should be a fun challenge, hope you'll play. If you need more inspiration check the rest of the BBTB2  DT.

Thanks for visiting. Hugs and God bless. Stephanie
I'm also entering this card in the patriotic challenge at My Sheri Crafts Blog.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Averie's B-day

Good Thursday mornin, ya'll.  Hope it's the beginning of a glorious day for you. I have a birthday card for you today.
My niece's daughter is going to turn 11 next month. She likes getting cards in the mail, especially if there is money in it. Haha
She also loves purple.  The card is pretty simple but it fits the bill.
Birthday Bash - Sheep on page 62 cut at 3.0., candles on page 51 cut at 2.18 cut 2x's, her name is using the font on this cart too.
a few punches, stickles, inking and doodling
I used a sizzlets die for the buttons and added Glossy Accents. Sentiment printed on the computer.
I think it turned out pretty cute.

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

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Birthday card

Good afternoon everyone. My post is later than usual but I just got finished with this card.
Today's card is for a family friend. We have known him since 1968. He and my hubby joined the National Guard together.  He's been a fixture in our lives ever since.  So he always gets a handmade card.
Here's the recipe:
Paper Pups - Relax cut at 1.5
Love you a Latte - coffee mug cut at 2.29
Art Philosophy - flags cut at 3.75, 2.5, 3.25
Celebrate with Flourish - wine bottle cut at 2.53
 Everyday Popups - beer mug 2.29
Sentiments are printed on the computer, a little stickles, inking,corner punch,and "candies" that a dear sweet blogger friend, Jayne of Jayne-Designs, sent to me and a Peachy Keen face stamp.
This is also being entered in a couple of challenges.
Die Cuttin Divas - use red, yellow and orange
Peachy Keen Sketch Challenge #22

Thanks so much for stopping by. Hugs and God bless. Stephanie

Monday, June 18, 2012

Birthday and Pearls

Hi everyone.It's a brand new Monday so it's also time for a brand new challenge at BBTB2. This will be my first time to host a challenge.
Since I have a birthday this month I decided the subject should be birthdays and pearls which are the June birthstone.
Any colors, cart, any project but you must have a cricut cut.
Could be a lot of fun how about joining us? After leaving here you might want to check the rest of the projects made by the DT.
I used:
Celebrate with Flourish - present is cut at 4.5 and layered
The cut is embellished with pearls and tiny punched flowers. Sentiment on the inside is on a Nesties Label 4 dies. embellished with leaves and flowers. The corners are punched.
I really like how this one turned out. Maybe it's the colors. I may just send this one to myself. lol

Thanks so much for stopping by. Hugs and God bless. Stephanie

Sunday, June 17, 2012


Happy Father's Day!
I want to wish all the dads, step-dads, substitute dads and mom/dads (whatever your situation) a wonderful day.
My grandson and I fixed breakfast for my hubby so he could go play golf this morning. The boys are coming over this afternoon. We don't mind him playing golf, in fact I insist on it. Gives me a little time to craft since I cooked the meat for tacos while I was fixing breakfast. Easy meals, YES!
 So this morning I got to make some puppets using the cartridge Paper Play. Of course they are for my grandson. He loves me to make things for him. A couple of years ago I made daggers for him,they were about 10 inches long. I cut 10 or 12 layers and they were very sturdy. He played with them so much and they are still holding together.  I digress, back to the subject.
These puppets were cut at 3.24 and the base is the perfect size for his hand. They were really easy to put together and they are cute. I think it would be easy to adapt animals from other carts for the base.
Let me know what you think. The bases were full sheets of card stock everything else was scraps.
Thanks for visiting. Hugs and God bless. Stephanie

Saturday, June 16, 2012

What a punch

Good Saturday morning, ya'll. I haven't been home much this last week. So I haven't been able to do much crafting. Mojo is kinda kaput right now. Hope things settle down next week.
Anyway I did do a cute little card for my hubby for tomorrow.
You see we have always argued as a way of communicating. Yes, sometimes it is for real but mostly it is good-natured.  In fact we had an aunt who lived next door. She would drop by almost daily. If we were being too nice, she wouldn't stay. Said it wasn't safe. haha
He's always telling me, when I'm asking goofy questions or hovering too much, "I'll knock you out!"
So this morning when I was pestering him about eating breakfast before he left, he said it to me once again.
Well the fist from Indie Art popped in my head and I HAD to make this card to give him tomorrow.
I learned very early how to deal with this dry sense of humor. Every male in the family has the same one!
Indie Art - fist cut at 4.29, POW cut at 2.06
I welded 2 shadows together to make the card. Printed my own sentiment and layered with red and black.
Hope everyone is having a wonderful weekend. Monday I'm the host for the BBTB2 Monday Challenge. Check back to see what I created.

Thanks for visiting.
Hugs and God bless. Stephanie

Wednesday, June 13, 2012


Good morning, ya'll.It's Wednesday, halfway to the weekend. YEA!!!
I have a simple card for you today. I saw a card sketch at Artful Delights and decided to go with it. I just wanted easy and fast.
This card has no cricut cuts on it. It's all punches, nesties dies and the paper trimmer. The paper is Lemon Flower Stack by DCWV.
I even "fussy" cut some of the glittery elements from the paper to embellish with.
A little ribbon and glittery punches and it's done.
Sometimes a sketch can be helpful when you aren't up to hours of deciding of deciding which cuts and papers to use.

Thanks so much for stopping by. Hope today is a good one.
Hugs and God bless. Stephanie

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Father's Day

Hi, everyone.
Sadly I only have 1 Father's Day card to make now.  But I wanted to make a fun one. It's really quite simple and I only used one cart. Know which one, Art Philosophy. This is turning into a very useful cart.
I wanted this card to be from both myself and my grandson. I think it works.
Truly simple and I think I'm getting better at simple. Thank goodness. You don't get much done when it takes days for one card. haha
Here's the recipe:
Art Philosophy - star cut at 3.94, banner cut at 1.71, shape1 cut at 1.5 inked and stamped
sentiment printed on the computer

Thanks for dropping by and come again.
I'm also entering a couple of challenge:  My Craft Spot - Father's Day, Cardz TV - Challenge #110, and Celebrate the Occasion - Father's Day
Hugs and God bless. Stephanie

Monday, June 11, 2012

Roses challenge

Happy Monday all. Another Monday, another new challenge at BBTB2. This new challenge was chosen by one of our very talented designers, Glenda. She chose roses for this week's challenge.  I can think of so many beautiful things to do with roses.
So here we go. Use any cartridge, colors make a card, layout, home decor item whatever you want. But you must be a cricut cut.
I chose the Flower Shoppe cartridge.
The roses are cut at 3", 2" and 11/2". Sprayed them with glimmer mist and added stickles. The frame is a nestability and the leaves are from various dies. The lace is from my stash.
The paper is double-sided K & Co.

Thanks for the visit. Hope you saw something you liked. Don't forget to check the rest of the DT creations. You're sure to find lots of inspiration. This will be linked at Sarah Hamer Designs - Link up Tuesday.
Hug and God bless. Stephanie

Friday, June 8, 2012

MIL birthday

Happy Friday!!! I hope this marks the beginning of a wonderful weekend for everyone.
 My MIL has a birthday in June also. In fact it is next week.
 I finally relented and bought the CTMH Art Philosophy cartridge. I'm so glad I finally bought it, I love it. Every cut is a winner. IMHO I know I'm in good company with this opinion.
Here's the recipe: card
Art Philosophy - circle 4 cut at 4.41 with layer, bird cut at 2.41, branch with leaves cut at 1.94, inside branch cut at 2.65, small birds cut at 1.12, leaves are a punch
Gift bag - Circle 4 cut at 4.88 with layers. bird cut at 3.0, branch with leaves cut at 2.53

Thanks so much for visiting, hope you'll come back soon.
Hugs and God bless. Stephanie

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Hubby's B-day

Hi, all. Today I have a birthday card for my hubby. Saturday is my hubby's birthday. You'd think with 4 sons and 4 grandsons male cards would be a snap for me...not so.
It still takes me forever. So you can imagine how happy I am when I get one of them finished.
This years card is a little whimsical. I wanted one Gabriel would enjoy giving him.
I also used only one cart to make it. That's pretty unusual for me. Anyway here's the recipe:
Something to Celebrate - Banner cut at 1,47, celebrate cut at 1.47, crown cut at 1.59, skyrocket cut at 2.06

Thanks for visiting. Hugs and God bless. Stephanie
This card is entered in Cardz TV Challenge #10," My Guy"

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Bridal Shower

Good Wednesday morning all.  We have a niece getting married in August.  This weekend she is having a bridal shower.
Today I'm going to show you her card and gift bag. They are really simple but they work. (I also didn't have a lot of time)
Bridal Shower cart - card and label cut at 4.88. for gift bag label cut at 5.59
Wedding cart - doves cut at 1.71
1/4" flower punch, glitter and stickles

Hope you like it. Thanks for looking. Hugs and God bless. Stephanie

Monday, June 4, 2012

Happy, Monday

I'm trying to be positive here. I think today is a great day for a new challenge at BBTB2.
This challenge is water, anything to do with water. I can think of so many ways to use this. Of course if you are stuck, you should check out all the great inspiration from this fabulous DT.  I hope you can play along. We love seeing what you come up with. This should be an interesting one.
Here's the recipe for my card:
Crocs Rule - croc in tub cut at 3.12, cloud and raindrops cut at 3.52, croc with floatie cut at 3.0 and waves cut at 1.82
New Arrival - ducky cut at 1.04
Sentiment printed on the computer.

Thanks so much for stopping by. Come again soon. Hugs and God bless. Stephanie
I am also linking this up at Sarah Hamer designs, Link up Tuesday.

Friday, June 1, 2012

Happy Friday, everyone!

Well this is the first day of summer vacation. Wouldn't you know it, I woke up at 5:17 AM. Maybe I'll "sleep-in" til 6 tomorrow. haha
I've gotten quite a few cards done this week. My hands seem to feel better if I'm crafting and my knees don't hurt as much when I'm sitting. So it seems to be a "win-win" situation.
Today's card is an anniversary card for my son and his wife. They've been married 14 years and have 2 beautiful boys. Oh yeah, I can't forget their boxer, Maggie.
 I used a cart I resisted buying, Ornamental Iron 2. (alas  I succumbed) OK for some reason I  am now typing in italics...don't know what button I pushed. Oh well, back to the card. I'll have to figure it out later. Seems every time I get on this computer it turns into an adventure of some sort. Not all of them are welcomed. haha
Here's the recipe:
Sweethearts - Happy Anniversary cut at 1.94
Ornamental Iron2 - gate 6a cut at 4.5 with shadow
Inside I used a MS punch and scalloped epoxy disc made with my Epiphany shape tool. (love those)
Added a little bling, a computer sentiment and it's all done.

Thanks for visiting. I always love the company. Hugs and God bless. Stephanie