Sunday, August 11, 2013

Operation DE-STASH!!!

Hi, everyone!

It has been operation de-stash all summer for me.  I started by hitting the closets and got rid of many clothes, shoes, purses, and coats.  All were donated to the Salvation Army.  I totally loved dropping off all of those bags in hopes that someone will get use out of them.

Well, with September coming up quickly and a basement remodel coming........I am packing up my craft room (that's where all the construction will be) and while doing that.........I'm de-stashing!

Take a look at my "For Sale" tab above.  I've tried to get links to every item so you can see what they look like.  There are lots of dies and stamp sets for sale.  All items are in great condition and I'm embarrassed to admit that some haven't even been used!!!  I'm even paying for the check it out and then use the "Contact Me" tab to let me know what you want.  ;-)

Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Happy Anniversary!!!

Hi, everyone!

I had a recent request for a 1st year anniversary card and using the sketch below, I came up with the following card.

I loved using the PTI Limitless Layer Heart dies to create an open heart that I could stamp in the middle.  I'm not sure if you can see the sparkles on the pink heart, but I used MFT's Glitter Glaze for the first time and just loved it!

Using another stamp set, I found the perfect sentiment for the inside.

 I absolutely loved the CAS(E) this Sketch #36 sketch for this week.  I did turn the card in another direction, but you can see that the sketch was used for my card.

 Materials Used (All PTI, unless otherwise noted):
Everyday Photo Finishers stamp set
Love and Marriage stamp set
Just a Kiss stamp set (inside sentiment)
Limeade Ice, Hibiscus Burst and Stampers Select White cardstock
Photo Finishers Strip dies
Limitless Layers 2 1/4" Hearts dies
Cuttlebug - D'Vine Swirls Embossing Folder
MFT Glitter Glaze - Sheer Sparkle
Newleaf dye ink
VersaFine ink - Onyx Black

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Monday, June 24, 2013

Activity Shirts!!!

Hi, everyone!

Today I'm posting about new shirts I have in the Etsy store!  

I always have people ask me about shirts to show off their kids or to show that they are proud parents.  Well, I finally found a set that I can use to design 19 different activities!!!!

These are all available in my Etsy store, Greetings from Stephanie

Because I need "actual" photos for the listings instead of these mock-ups, I'm running a special right now.  Be the first to message me to order either the "MOM" or "DAD" shirts for any of the 19 activities and you'll save $5 off your shirt.  You can leave a message in the comments box below or go to my Etsy store and leave me one there.  I'm so excited about how awesome these look!

Here is one request, but only for part of the design.....

Here are all of the other mock-ups I've made so far:

I also have golf, karate, swimming and tennis, but I haven't had the time to make those up, yet.

Sheesh!  That sure is a lot of shirts!  ;-)

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Happy Father's Day!!!

Good morning, everyone!

Happy Father's Day!

I just have a few cards to quickly share for my "dads!"

This first one is for my father-in-law who recently turned 90 years young.  You always find him in a dress shirt and dress pants......Never a sloppy dresser.  He says it's part of "his generation."  I wouldn't be able to see him dressed any other way.  Love this man (and his son)!

This was a Silhouette cutting file.  And when I saw it, I knew it was going to be for FIL!  It's him to a "T"!

For my dad (and hero).........I sort of stuck to the same color palette of kraft and blues.  Here's yet another Silhouette cutting file that I used and then used a piece of sandpaper around all of the edges to give it a "worn" look.

These two men are two of my favorites!  They are strong, loving and just amazing role models.  I'm so very lucky to have them both in my life!

Happy Father's Day, Dads!!!

Friday, June 14, 2013


Good morning, everyone!

This morning I'm showcasing some hand-crocheted items for your kitchen and bath!

They may be tiny, but they are mighty!  LOL

I've started crocheting SCRUBBIES!!!!

There are 2 different for your face and one for so many other jobs.

Facial scrubbies are so, so, so soft!  These are made of cotton (and sometimes a blend of cotton and acrylic) and are meant to replace a wash cloth for removing your make up.  Did I mention how soft they were???  Perfectly sized with a 4" diameter, they fit nicely in your hand and lather up with your favorite facial cleanser.  

They are eco friendly because you aren't buying something and then throwing it in the trash.  You can use these over and over again and throw them in the wash.  Washing them in the washing machine will also make them softer and softer each time.  

I made them double thick (crocheting 2 rounds together), so you can also use them in the shower or bath. A friend even uses them to do her dishes instead of a dish cloth. 

Now, this scrubby is even MORE heavy duty!  I made these using nylon netting and the 100% cotton yarn.  One side is meant to wash dishes the other to scrub pots and pans.  The nylon is tough enough to scrub with, yet it won't take off the non-stick coating on your pans.  

To clean these, simply hang them over one of your posts in the dishwasher when you do your dishes.  The extra hot water and scrubbing bubbles will take away all of the bacteria and germs.
Again, don't just use them in the kitchen.......They are wonderful to use to clean your shower or even get darker colored ones to give to your husband to use in the garage! 

Thanks for letting me share another one of my crafty outlets!

Saturday, June 8, 2013

Happy Birthday, Little Guy!

Good morning, everyone!

Here's another card that a friend and customer requested for a 2-year old little boy.  As soon as I saw the CASology challenge, I knew I had to get ready to do some coloring .......... because what little guy doesn't like trucks????  I can tell you that I truly missed coloring with my Copics and will have to do it more often this summer.

Happy Birthday, little guy!

Using Tim Holtz embossing diffusers, I was able to create the front of this CAS card.  I love those diffusers!

Since the outside sentiment had the word birthday, I didn't want to repeat it on the inside.  So this little guy gets to "make a wish!"

 My inspiration for this card came from  CASology's #47 Challenge - Wheels.

Thanks for visiting, today!

Materials Used (All PTI, unless otherwise noted):
Tremendous Treats: Birthday stamp set
Think Big Favorites #1 stamp set (inside sentiment)
Cuttlebug embossing folder - Happy Birthday
Tim Holtz Embossing Diffusers
Pure Poppy cardstock 
Hero Arts Hero Hues cardstock -  Sea Layering Paper
Gina K. Pure Luxury cardstock - Pure White
Memento ink - Tuxedo Black
Martha Stewart Glitter Markers - Marcadore Brilliant
Copic markers - R24/37/29, YG23/25, B24/26, Y18/19, and C7

Friday, June 7, 2013

A Relaxing and Reclining Kind of Birthday!

Good morning, everyone!

I bet you can't believe that I'm still making and posting cards to the blog!  But, I am!  In fact, we are camping right now, and I can't wait to get home so I can do some more!

Another card ordered by a friend for a masculine birthday.  These are always so difficult but with this new stamp set from PTI, it has made it easy!  I think this is the 3rd or 4th masculine birthday card that I have made using it.

Happy Birthday!

I absolutely loved the blues and greens for the color challenge for this card.  Since I only used the dies to cut out the recliner, I added a some paper piercing around the edge to give it some depth.

For the outside, the die cut "birthday" was done in the same patterned paper as the recliner to tie it all together!

 My inspiration for this card came from 3 different challenges.  The paper piercing idea came from SCS's CAS Challenge - Tool Time. The sketch and colors used came from Freshly Made's #89 Challenge and ColourQ's #192 Challenge.

Thanks for visiting, today!

Materials Used (All PTI, unless otherwise noted):
Polka Dot Parade #3 stamp set & dies
Wonderful Words: Birthday stamp set and dies (inside sentiment)
Authentique patterned paper - Collection: Loyal
Soft Stone and Smokey Shadow ink
Stamper's Select White cardstock
MFT cardstock - Steel Gray
MFT - Fishtail Flag Stax dies
MFT - Fishtail Flags Layers Stax dies
The Twinery twine

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Doodling Birthday Balloons

Good afternoon, everyone!

I think I'm on a roll!  Especially since this is my 2nd post for the day!

How about a little doodling!  Yep, I truly mean doodling on your card!  I recently added some doodling to this card when I read about it in a challenge.  It worked perfectly with balloons.

Happy Birthday!

I did doodling for the balloon strings and the edges of the balloons using Copic Multiliner pens.

 My inspiration for this card came from 3 different challenges.  The doodling came from SCS's Doodle Defined challenge. The sketch and colors used came from Mojo Monday's #296 challenge and Color Throwdown's #245 challenge.

Thanks for visiting, again today!

Materials Used (All PTI, unless otherwise noted):
Birthday Style stamp set & dies
Heart to Heart #2 stamp set and dies
Berry Sorbet, Melon Berry, Lemon Tart and Stamper's Select White cardstock
Gina K.cardstock - Summer Assortment pack
Berry Sorbet and Harvest Gold ink
VersaFine ink - Onyx Black
Want2Scrap - White pearls
Copic Multiliners - 1.0 & 0.03
Prisma watercolor pencil #326

Graduation Season

Good morning, everyone!

It is Day 3 of posts on my blog!
Lots of graduations this, here's the first one of the season!

Congrats Class of 2013!
They aren't showing up super well, but on the top of each of the caps, I placed a blue rhinestone.  I love the way that little addition brings the card to life!

A simple sentiment for the insdie!

 My inspiration for this card the CAS-ual Friday's #103 Challenge. This is the beginning of many of these cards for this summer!

Thanks for visiting, again today!

Materials Used (All PTI, unless otherwise noted):
For the Graduate stamp set
Mat Stack #1 die
Blueberry Sky, True Black and Stamper's Select White cardstock
Blueberry Sky ink
Blue Rhinestones

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