Saturday, May 31, 2014

I really am still here!

Did you think I was abducted? haha

I've just had issues. (lots of the arthritis type) This sometimes prevents me from creating and posting.

I do have a cute simple cut to show you. At the first of this month SVG cutting files had a Star Wars movie hop. These themed hops are always fun and they give you a set of free files if you follow and comment. I have gotten some fantastic files by doing these hops.

Today I'm showing you the Darth Vader file I put together for Gabe. I think he's really cute.


Isn't he cute?

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

Friday, May 16, 2014

Surprise news (at least for me)

Good afternoon. Hope you're all well. We got a little news last night.

We have been "playing" baseball since late March.  Lots of cold game nights, some almost unbearable.

We have 2 grandsons playing, 1 in Minor League and 1 in Little League. Minor plays at 5:30 and Little plays at 7:30. It is really hard when they play on the same night. We've had 9 or 10 same-night games. Last night was one of them. I have been counting down till it's over, 4 games left, 2 each.

Last night after the first game they announced the 8 and 9 year old All Stars. Imagine my surprise when they called Gabe's name. lol (hubby already knew) So guess what, on May 26th it will not be over.

So being a good mimi I will smile and be very glad for him.  (and pray my body holds out spending hours in the stands).

Anyway, this is all leading up to his door d├ęcor. All Stars is a big thing, right? He was happy with it.





These are all Sil files.

There is a big tournament the first week of June. The brackets haven't been fixed yet.so we don't know how long this will last. I just want Gabe to have a good experience.

Thanks for stopping by.

Hugs, Stephanie

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

She's here!

HI, all. It's almost 6 pm Tuesday evening.  We go to another baseball game in an hour. I think we have 9 games left between the 2 grandsons.

My Cameo came yesterday, 30 minutes before we had to leave for Gabe's ball game. So all we did was take it out if the box.  It was almost 10 before I got the chance to hook it up.  Everything went smoothly but I had trouble finding my 50 free downloads. Finally found them in my 3d bags and boxes folder.

So guess what I cut first? The piece to cover the Cameo control panel.lol

Meet Sassy:






Can you see the pink glitter?

Most of you know I have a Portrait and I love it. But lots of SVG's were just too large. They don't always resize well when there are lots of pages for one project.

This little box is one of the first boxes I made with the "P". So I made the same one at the size it's supposed to be. Will hold quite q bit more.

Take a look:



I was able to buy 3 SVGCuts kits I've been wanting. The files couldn't be cut with the Portrait.

I'm going to use lots of their files for the 4th of July.
Thanks for stopping by. Hugs and God bless. Stephanie

Monday, May 12, 2014

A well-known secret

Good morning! Did you know that bloggy friends are the absolute best? They brighten your day and always lend an ear when needed. And I hope you all had a wonderful Mother's Day. (I think just about everyone is or has some sort of mother figure in their live.)

Mine was very laid back. My 2 sons that live here, daughter-in-law and grandsons went with us to Gabriel's favorite restaurant. It was impromptu and we all just thoroughly enjoyed it. A great day.

Today I thought I'd show you the latest flower I've made from Jamie Cripps. They are called wishing flowers, very easy. I paired them with one of her geraniums. I'm so glad I made her pot of grass because it's great for showcasing her flowers. So the "grass" will be around for a while yet. I may even make a few more.

Take a look:








I'm patiently awaiting the delivery of my Cameo. It's coming today!

Thanks for stopping by.

Hugs and God bless. Stephanie

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Box card

Good afternoon everyone. Hope you are all having a great Saturday. I've been on the computer a lot to day. Hubby ordered me a Cameo and it should be here Monday or Tuesday. So I've been dealing with SVG's and ordering from SVG Cuts. So many of the files I wanted couldn't be cut on my Portrait.

In between files I made a new box card. I almost threw this one away, I couldn't get the inserts to line up straight.

Since the Box Card file is one I wanted from SVG Cuts I watched May's video tutorial. Her inserts are not so long so it's easy to manage. So even with a killer headache I was able to rescue it.

While I was reading emails I   found a challenge at Jo' Scrap Shack to enter.

So here it is:  (I have no idea where the italics came from or how to stop them)



Thanks for stopping by. I've got to do something about this headache.

Hugs and God bless. Stephanie

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Wow, May 1

Can you believe it's already May? Gabriel has 21 days of school left, we're counting down.

Now that Easter's behind us, I'm concentrating on summer and the 4th of July.

Today I'm showing a group of 3d flowers that have kept me busy. I really wanted to take individual photos but after I got them in the vase (it's a 3d paper file, too) I did not want to disturb them.  So I took several shots. Hope you can see. I just love these flower files. They are made by Jamie Cripps (Sil store) and she has a ton of different ones to choose from. I think I have about 3/4 of them. Can't get enough. Thank you Jamie.

I just love the way they brighten up the rooms.

Take a look:












Hope all the photos didn't bore you to tears. lol

I am entering a challenge.  (haven't done too much of that lately)  Diana of DLArt  has a new challenge each month. This one is Anything Goes and it's from May 1 to May 31. You can find it here: http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com/2014/05/dlart-may-linky-challenge.html .

Thanks so much for stopping by.

Hugs and God bless. Stephanie