Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Dec. 25, 2012

Merry Christmas, everyone.I hope you're all ready.
I hope this post finds you all happy and healthy and enjoying this beautiful day. I was going to post the same pic I did last year of a Santa, my favorite Santa face, but instead I will post Gabe's pic.
This is his pic with Santa this year. He is 7 and really enjoying all the getting ready. He really loved his elf on the shelf this year. We also went for an over night trip to the Polar Express in Palestine, Texas. It really is a wonderful experience when a child truly believes. I'll post some of those pics later on.
For now here he is with Santa at our local mall.
Thanks for dropping by. Have a glorious day. God bless you all. Stephanie

Monday, December 17, 2012

Santa is Coming Challenge

Hi, everyone. Are you ready for Christmas? It's coming whether you are or not. It's Monday and we have a new challenge, Santa is Coming. This one was chosen by our lovely and wonderfully talented DT sister, Brenda. I love Santas. I collect a few more every year. (of course, I love everything else about Christmas, too)
Anyway, here's my card:
A Quilted Christmas - Santa cut at 4.18
Very Merry Tags - hohoho cut at 2.18
Holiday Cakes - wreath cut at 3.24
Christmas, Noel - tree cut at 3.82
lots of glitter - diamond dust on the tree, ultra fine on Santa's suit, stardust stickles on Santa's beard
bow on wreath is an original Sizzix die, bow on tree is a MS punch
scalloped rectangle is Spellbinders label
Santa is pop-dotted

Thanks for stopping by. I love comments. Hugs and God bless. Stephanie

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Happy Saturday

Hi, everyone. So sorry I haven't been having much content on my blog lately. Lots of issues with shoulder and hands so I had to take care of holiday issues first. I still haven't finished my Christmas cards. I even bought some stickers instead of cutting out my embellies. Makes me feel terrible but the hands just aren't working well.
Before I started my cooking I did get a couple of things made. This is one of them.
My BFF loves glassware...candle sticks, teapots and teacups. So I used TBBM2 and made the teacup and saucer.
This was cut at 11.25 (I think) It would just fit on the mat. I loved this paper, K&Co, and I used a spiral rose to embellish.

Thanks for dropping by. Hugs and God bless. Stephanie

Monday, December 10, 2012


Hi, everyone.Are you ready for a new challenge? Our lovely Juli has chosen for us to use baubles this week. I hope this counts as a bauble.Hope you'll all join in the fun. Just follow our simple rules and use your cricut to cut your baubles.
Mine is really simple but I kind of like it.
I used:
Christmas, Noel - jingle bells cut at 1,24 and the ornament is cut at 2.65
I love the glitter papers on this one. The label is hand cut and stamped
Inside I used a couple of sizzix dies and a MS holly punch. Added a little red bling and it's done.

Thanks for stopping by. Hugs and God bless. Stephanie
Little Scrap Pieces-It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas
FCCB-Bells are Ringing

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Not so favorite card

Hi, all. Sorry for being MIA this week. Hope you've had a good week. Mine, not so much. I've had hand and shoulder issues and then I was lucky enough to get some kind of virus for the last 4 days. Such fun. So I haven't been crafting much this week.
Anyway today is my first foray into carddom and I thought I would make something easy. I picked the new A Quilted Christmas. No problem, right?
First I picked the manger silhouette card. Got all the pieces cut with the printed layers...and guess what? You couldn't tell what the silhouette was. I picked the cut and I couldn't tell what it was. So I wasted a lot of time and paper on that one. So I decided to pick another card.
This time I picked the candles silhouette. At least you can tell what the cut is but I'm not very impressed with this feature.
I was making this card for a challenge but I'm not too pleased with it. I decided to post it even though I don't really like it.
I think I should be an equal opportunity blog poster...the good, the bad, and the ugly. Some days it just doesn't pay to craft. This ever happen to any of you?
Thanks for dropping by.  Be sure to come back tomorrow for a DT project. This one I like.
Hugs and God bless. Stephanie

It seems a crazy person has taken over this blog. I can't seem to NOT finish the inside of a card, even one I don't like.  (my sisters call it OCD. Wonder what they mean by that?) So I'm back with the inside done. I actually like the inside of this card.
Anyway, take a look. If you've lasted this long, you might as well see the finish.
Thanks for putting up with me. I may be a little crazy but I'm harmless...I promise.
Hugs and God bless. Stephanie

Monday, December 3, 2012

Gift bag and tag challenge

Hello on this wonderful Monday morning. Can you believe it's already December? I'm not ready for this.
But time seems to go on anyway, doesn't it? We have a new challenge at BBTB2 today. Our lovely and talented Suzanne has chosen for us to decorate a gift bag and/or tag for this week. I'm sure we can all use more gift bags, right?
I needed these items for a baby gift for a very sweet niece. She's having a second child, a boy, in the middle of this month. Of course she gets a card too.
Here's the recipe:
Bag - Baby Steps - baby boy cut at 4.18 with all layers
         Art Philosophy - banner/flag cut at 6.06
Tag - Art Philosophy - tag cut at 2.88
         Baby Steps - bear rattle cut at 1.94
Cared - Baby Steps - baby boy cut at 3.47, scalloped rectangle-spellbinders,  "its a boy" and Little Miracle-    
           cuttlebug, label-spellbinders, stamp and ribbon my stash
I hope you will join our challenge. Just remember to follow our simple rules and use your cricut.

Thanks for stopping by. Hugs and God bless. Stephanie