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What a nice Friday. I had to work today…it was a long day, but I got lots of stuff done. Afterwards, Jerms and I dropped the boys off at Pams (mother in law) house for a few hours and we had a nice date night. We didn’t do anything super crazy, but dinner with no kids is always AMAZING! Jerms and I always have a fun time together.

Jerms.Isn’t he just the cutest? I love my honey bunny.

Today is Michelle (my step-mom) birthday. I made her a card a few days ago, but was unable to share. I didn’t want her to see it on the blog before the big day! She loves to quilt, so I tried my hand at a quilt inspired card. I don’t love the way it turned out, but I learned a lot from it.

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Well folks…I am really tired. I spent too much time on Pinterest and not enough time blogging tonight. Maybe tomorrow I’ll get a nice good post in for ya. Or maybe I won’t. I guess you will see tomorrow!

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I didn’t blog yesterday. Did anyone notice? By the time I remembered, I was tucked into bed about to doze off. I didn’t have anything important to write about anyway. Not that I ever do, but hey…I promise I’d write, so that’s what I’m doing.

I did a lot of cleaning today. Nothing better than putting a new vacuum bag in and just going crazy. The kids asked at least 4 times “Are you done yet?” No way!!! I’m vacuuming everything…can’t you see that!? I love a clean house and fresh Scentsy. I also had a chance to get some card making in. I was having a little trouble figuring out what to do today. I knew I needed to make a few cards, but nothing was really jumping out at me. I started this card and ended up taking a break half way. I just wasn’t feeling it. Sometimes, I just have to walk away for a few hours (or even the night) and come back to it.

This is what I ended up with.

brithdayThis card took way to long to make. It’s like I was in slow motion. I have 3 other cards that I need to work on this week. I’m hoping I’ll have some free time tomorrow to get those started. I need another birthday and 2 get well cards. Wish me luck! Jerms is off tomorrow, so we should have plenty of time to create. His desk is in the same room as my crafts, so as I’m crafting he does his drawing/painting. It’s been really nice to have that time together.

I’m making an apple cake tomorrow. Jerms loves it. I think I’ll share the recipe with you tomorrow night. It’s super easy and you probably already have everything to make it. Have a great Monday!

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Hey everyone! For tonight’s post I wanted to share this awesome giveaway!! Melissa just celebrated her birthday and to share in on the fun, she’s having a scrapbooking prize giveaway!! It’s super easy to enter….comment on her post and let her know you stopped by, no later than this Friday, October 24th. Make sure and give her a follow too. She is always posting great crafts and is very inspiring. Melissa is one of our monthly contributors over at Die Cut Crazy and we are lucky to have her on our team. I love seeing what she comes up with every month. Thank you Melissa for being so awesome! I’m glad you had a great birthday and wish you many more to come.

Make sure and get entered before it’s too late!!

You can also find Melissa on Facebook!

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I bet you guys thought I forgot about blogging tonight! NOPE!! It’s 3 a.m. and I’m still awake.

I’ve had a full day of crafting, working on the magazine, and cleaning. The boys were pretty good today. Not as much fighting as yesterday! Yippee!!

I just finished a card for my moms partner. Cari’s birthday was September 19th and we were in Eureka Springs on vacation. I should have made her card before we left…that just didn’t happen. So I did it today! Better late then never, right?

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In the picture from left to right: Me, My mom Tricia, Cari, and my brother Brody.

It’s not really a birthday card…more like a ‘We love you! Sorry I didn’t mail you a birthday card!’ type of card. Does that make sense?

I did some Halloween crafting today as well. Tomorrow the boys and I are going to paint mini pumpkins. That should be fun! I’m looking forward to Halloween. The weather is changing and I am loving the cooler temps. I need to get the fall decor out. Maybe I’ll get to that tomorrow.

It’s getting late. A few episodes of Portlandia and then I’m off to bed.

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Hello! Hello! It feels so good to be home!!

We had a great time while we were away, but nothing feels better than coming home.

We arrived home around 6:30 this evening. Amazingly the boys didn’t fight much in the car. That is always a plus!! Makes the trip much more enjoyable. Lucy is known to get car sick, but I am happy to announce she didn’t get sick on the way there or home. I was so delighted! She has been curled up on the bed since we got home. I think she’s glad to be the only dog in this house. There were 3 other dogs staying in the house where we stayed in Eureka. She’s not used to having so many doggie friends running around! She is one worn out puppy.

I think tonight I will follow in Lucy’s footsteps. I have a few things to wrap up on the magazine, but after a busy week/weekend I’m taking this night to relax! I’m off tomorrow, so I will have time to get my work done and get some birthday cards finished up. I’m looking forward to getting my Cameo out and getting some craft time in!

I’ll leave you with a cute picture the boys and I snapped yesterday.

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Enjoy your Monday!

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New card to share with you!

I’m 95% my mom doesn’t read my blog, so I’m going to take a chance and post this before she gets it. Her birthday is tomorrow. I won’t share her age…just her card! 😉

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I enjoyed making this card and tried to use colors she’d like. Card making is so fun! I love most of the cards so much,  it’s hard to get rid of them. I just want to hoard them all for myself!!

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I’m sure I’ve said it before….I love using my Silhouette Sketch Pens. My hand writing is horrid, so I can us my Cameo and make it look perfect every time.

I’m starting a wood sign tomorrow! Jeremy is going to cut me some wood while I’m out. I’m looking forward to getting that project started.

Off to bed!

See you folks tomorrow.

Steph Shock


Heyyyy! Happy Tuesday everyone! I made a few cards this evening and wanted to share them with you.

I won’t say who they are for. Don’t want to ruin the surprise for anyone. 🙂

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My moms birthday is Thursday, so I need to get started on a card for her tomorrow.

We’re about to do some re-decorating! Our guest room rarely has guests in it, so we are making that room into my craft room. We will probably start in the next few weeks! I am so excited. I need a space to have all my stuff out. It’ll be nice to shut the door and not see the mess if I’m in the middle of a project. I’ve been looking at different paint colors…curtains…crafting tables. I want it all!! Luckily my husband is pretty handy at building stuff. That should save us some money here and there. I really need to get my stuff organized, so maybe he can build me some shelves and bins. Yay! I can’t wait!

Hope you liked my cards. It’s not to late, so I’m going to try to get some work done and then I’m off to bed.

Enjoy your Wednesday tomorrow.

Steph Shock