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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 there! Tonight I needed to make a quick gift for two special little girls, Avery and Amanda. At first I thought card…I love cards, but what do kids want? Candy of course…especially on Halloween! So, I went with this tag from Silhouette (free image) and revamped it! I had fun with these. I love the candy corn colors…that’s my favorite part. I sprayed them with my glitter spray (which I also love) and stitched the outside edges. I told you I’d be going stitch crazy…I wasn’t lying! 🙂

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photo 2I didn’t have any decorative treat bags on hand, so I cut off the zip lock part of a sandwich bag and voila…the perfect treat bag! I’m sure they will rip off the tag and go straight for the candy, but at least I think it’s cute!!

Thanks for checking in with me. Everyone have a safe and spooktacular Halloween! I’ll post pictures of the boys in their costumes tomorrow night.

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Today was a nice day. It was the first day this week that everyone was home all day together. I loved it. We ate together, played together, and worked together. It was fabulous. I crafted for a bit today. Have I mentioned how much I love having my own space? My table is in front of a window, so I opened the curtains and let the sunlight in while I worked on some stuff…it was awesome.

Here’s a card I finished up.

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I wanted to do something that used up some of my left over scraps from other projects. I already had this leaf image on my Silhouette Studio…it must have been on there when I got my cameo or was a free download…either way I was glad to see it on there when I needed it! Again, I used my sewing machine on the borders. I love incorporating it into my paper crafts. Such a neat idea….I can’t wait to experiment with this more.

I took the boys to trunk or treat tonight. They’re on the count down to how many days left before Halloween! We’ve been learning about days of the week in school, so this has been fun with Halloween approaching. Bonus was super shy and it took him about 10 minutes to finally get warmed up to the idea of being around so many unfamiliar people. Ultimately, the  idea of not getting any candy sunk in and he was ready to go. The boys looked so cute in their costumes. I didn’t get any great pictures tonight, so you’ll have to wait until Thursday to see what they are! Oh the anticipation!!

Jerms is off tomorrow, so I’m looking forward to another great day with my hubs. I better get some sleep…my alarm is set to go off bright and early tomorrow. Jeremy is already snoozing away…it’s rare that he’s ever asleep before me!

Enjoy your Monday!!

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Hello! I’m up late crafting and thought I’d go ahead and get my blog in before I start on something else. I made this card for my little sister who had surgery on her ear last Thursday. Her favorite color is yellow, so I hope she enjoys all the bright colors. I had fun with this one. A little too much fun, because I ended up doing it twice! I messed up on the first one and had to start over. I tried to hide my mistake, but there was no way to make it look the way I imagined without just starting fresh. I ended up switching a few things the second time around and it turned out better than I had originally planned, so I was pleased.

Here’s a picture of the final product.

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I really like it. This is my first card I tried the stitching on. Now that I finally have a space to craft, I can get my sewing machine out no problem!! Don’t be surprised if I go stitch overload….I’ll try to keep it to a minimum. 😉

I’m off to do a little more crafting before bed.
Enjoy your Sunday! It’s almost Halloween!!

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This morning I woke up with a slight headache. All I wanted to do is snuggle in bed and never get up! That didn’t last long though. Jeremy got a call from his mom and his grandma was in town and wanted to see us. I jumped out of bed, we all hurried to get ready, and headed out the door. Don’t worry…I took some Excedrine before we left the house. My headache didn’t last long and we had a fabulous day.

The weather today was amazing. I think the high today was about 75. We spent a lot of time outside playing basketball, Simon says, duck duck goose…we had a great time. We also played a few board games. Have you heard of Minotaurus? It’s a Lego game. Atticus had to have it last Christmas.

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I don’t really love the game, but the kids do! I guess that’s all that matters. 🙂

I did a little crafting!! Jeremy made me a framed wood sign a while ago. I didn’t really know what I wanted to do with it until today. Here’s what I came up with.

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There’s a few things I wish would’ve turned out differently, but I really like it for the most part. This is a line from a song, Murder in the City. The Avett Brothers are so talented. If you don’t know their music, you need to check it out now!! Seriously. Check them out.

Thanks for reading!

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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


Hello!! Today is Thursday and I couldn’t be happier that tomorrow is Friday! My favorite day of the week! Both of the boys are feeling a little crummy. Runny noses and coughing. I’m hoping they feel better by tomorrow. I hate when they feel bad.

I don’t have much to share tonight. Besides work, I didn’t do much today.

With that said, I thought I’d share some of my favorite projects I’ve done within the last month or two. I don’t want to go picture overload. Just some of my favs I haven’t shared with you yet. This may not be Instagram, but I can have my own Throwback Thursday, right? Oh yea! Here we go!

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I love chevron. I love teal. With those 2 items on one card it makes my heart happy.

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Washi tape is my new best friend. I don’t know why I resisted it for so long. I absolutely love it. Like really, LOVE it! I think this was my first card using washi.

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Remember when I said “I love washi!” Well I wasn’t lying. This is my favorite card. I love all the mixed colors and patterns. I gave this one to my brothers girlfriend for her birthday. It was a hard one to let go. I wanted to keep it forever!!

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The inside is my favorite. I kinda went washi crazy, but I love the added color and pop it adds. I used my Silhouette Sketch Pens on the writing. I use those a lot. I like hand written sentiments, but I don’t love my handwriting.  The sketch pens are real handy for me.

I mailed my thank you card to my hand therapist yesterday. I can’t wait for her to get it! I’m hoping she gets it tomorrow. That would be a great way to start her weekend!

Have a great Friday everyone! See you tomorrow. 🙂

Steph Shock