Thursday, August 31, 2006

Lilac Thoughts

I've had these border punches lying around collecting dust and the other day I asked myself, why are you not using these? Okay, let's get one out and do something with it. So, this is what I decided to do. After border punching both sides of the white paper I layered a strip of So Saffron and then the stamped strip. The stamped image is from the Stampin' Up! set In Full Bloom. This is all attached to the Lovely Lilac card front. I stamped Thinking of You at the bottom but any sentiment could be used. I think I'll be using those punches more often. Dust Bunnies, move on to something else. Thanks for looking.

Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Going Fishing????

I've been really busy this past weekend making cards. I had three birthdays the end of this month and four in September. I finished card number three yesterday and will work on the fourth one today. It's for my granddaughter who's a cheerleader and I need to find out what her team colors are. This cat is the one I made for my niece. It was a lot of fun and I hope she liked it. I just love the pink and black together, another one of my favorite color combos.

Thanks for looking and don't forget those comments......Rita

Friday, August 25, 2006

Buckle Card

This was my first attempt at making one of these cards. To open just pull the strip out of the slot. I'm very pleased with the way this turned out considering it was my first one. Thanks for looking.
On the homefront, all is well. My husband is getting used to the catherter & is learning how to live with it. Thanks again for your prayers. Have a great weekend.

Thursday, August 24, 2006

Happy Everything

I did this just for fun. I'm not pleased with the way the coloring turned out. I went back later and tried to blend it out with a blender pen but it still didn't suit me. I like the card, just not the coloring. Maybe watercolor would've been better.
Thanks again to all who prayed for my husband yesterday. He's doing well but not happy about wearing a catherter for 2 weeks.
On the plus side, no bladder cancer. What a relief, praise God.
Thanks for looking.

Wednesday, August 23, 2006


Hi everyone. I just wanted to thank all who said a prayer for my husband today. The surgery went well and everything seems to be OK. Thanks and God Bless you all.

Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Little Purses

These are so cute and so easy to make. I got the template from Coluzzle and it makes 4 different sizes. This one is just the right size to put a gift card in. There's 1 size smaller and 2 sizes larger. You can decorate them any way you like and put a sentiment inside and I thinking maybe even a mini Hershey bar. The smallest one can be attached to the front of a card as an embellishment.
Thanks for looking.
To anyone looking today, my husband is having surgery tomorrow and I would appreciate it if you would say a prayer for him. He told me not to tell anyone but I was never good at keeping secrets. Thanks!

Monday, August 21, 2006

Beaded Flowers

Well I'm still waiting for those new stamp sets. I contacted my demo and she checked on them for me. It seems the order got lost somewhere between her computer and there. Sooooo, she called and placed the order over the phone and put a rush on it. Maybe this week I'll have new toys to play with.
Today's entry is a Birthday card I made for a friend. I used the masking technique on some of the flowers so they would appear to be behind and not over-lap. The butterfly was cut out and attached with a pop dot and tiny beads were glued to the center of the flowers. Have a great day and thanks for looking.

Friday, August 18, 2006

Yeah !!! It's Friday

It looks like the uploads are working today. I didn't have any problems. Woo Hoo!
I have a website I visit that has background paper that you print out on the computer. I found this one with the dragonflies and thought, wow! that'll go with a stamp I have. So I printed it out, cut a strip and layered it on yellow (So Saffron) cardstock. I then attached that to my main card, if I remember right it's Brocade Blue. The Dragonfly was stamped on white and layered on yellow. I then pierced around the edges and added faux stitching. Another quick and easy card using Stampin' Up products.
Thanks for looking and have a Blessed weekend.
~~Stampingly, Rita~~

Thursday, August 17, 2006

Yesterday was a busy day. We took Nolan, the 2 yr. old I watch, to the county fair. He had so much fun looking at all the animals. I think I wore out long before he did. After that we took him to a farm near us to see more animals. He just loves looking at animals. Tuesday he helped me make this card, well at least he thinks he helped.
I just love this cow. She's so cute with her chicken friends. I decided to add a balloon to her tail and used the saying from the Stampin' Up Loads of Love set. The cow print paper accross the bottom I printed off the computer and then added the red gingham ribbon.
Thanks for looking. Stampingly, Rita

A Little Fun

Tuesday, August 15, 2006

A little Dissapointed

I really was looking forward to those new stamps arriving yesterday. What a dissapointment it was to go to the mailbox & NO STAMPS! Oh well they'll be here today, I think, I hope. Anyway, today's card was done using the Stampin' Up set called Nobel Deer. I layered the main image and tore the bottom edges to give it some depth then added the diamond shaped brads to the side. This is another one of my favorite sets, it makes great cards for men.
Thanks for looking. Feel free to leave comments.

Monday, August 14, 2006

Trading Cards

Well, I finally got all my trading cards done. I had to do 5 different sets of 13 each. That's 65 cards! The extra cat I did just for fun. Anyway, they're all done and ready to put in the mail, now I can get back to getting more samples made for my portfolio.
Today's post is the trading cards, thought you would like to see them. The butterfly was a theme, Bugs & Butterflies. The other 4 sets were color themed. I chose Yo Yo Yelow, Bordering Blue, Creamy Caramel & Blush Blossom as my colors, all Stampin' Up card stock colors as well as the stamp sets.
Now it's back to the bigger cards. I'm expecting some new stamp sets today, from The Angel Company so I'll be playing with those. Yea! New stamps! I'm like a kid with a new toy.
Thanks for looking.

Friday, August 11, 2006

One of a kind

I saw a card like this at Splitcoast Stampers and thought it was just too cute. I decided I had to make one but not just like hers. I copied the clothes line idea and then took it from there. The dress in the middle has gold glitter to make it different, one of a kind! Eyelets were set at each side and the gold cord was inserted through each end and taped to the back. Thanks for looking and have a Blessed weekend. I'm going to try to get some more samples made.

Thursday, August 10, 2006

Pink Birthday

I can't believe how bad the colors scanned on this card. The flowers and cupcake icing were watercolored with the same color as the card stock, Pixie Pink. I cut out the cupcake and stuck it to the card. The main image was attached on an angle to add interest.
Thanks for looking.

Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Set Sail

Have you noticed I've been posting 1 card instead of 2? Well, my collection is running low & don't ask me why, but I said yes to two more trading card swaps. Trying to get all these little cards done & ready to mail has taken all my regular card making time away. I was making 2-4 cards a day to add to my collection but haven't been able to since I signed up for these swaps. Can someone please teach me how to say NO! Anyway, this card was done with a set from Stampin' Up called Set Sail. I'm thinking it could be used for a Thank You, Birthday or Note Card. Thanks for looking.

Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Yum Yum

I saw a card similar to this one & thought, wow! I can do that. Well,
this was probably the most difficult card I have ever made. I had a lot of trouble masking the image just right to get the look I wanted. I added the tag & faux stitching to make it a little different from the one I copied, plus the colors & layout are different.
Thanks for looking.

Monday, August 07, 2006


I bought a template from someone at SCS and they sent it without the instruction sheet. So I put out a call for someone to post it for me and a very kind lady scanned hers and sent it to me in the mail. To thank her I made this card and enclosed a stamp to cover her postage.
I punched 4 slits at the bottom to weave the ribbon through. I think the ribbon really sets it off. Stamps by Stampin' Up.
Thanks for looking. Don't be afraid to leave a comment.

Friday, August 04, 2006

Shades of Blue

These cards were scanned on my old scanner so the colors may be a little off. This is a simple layout that you can never go wrong with. It works with any occasion. The Thank You was stamped over designer paper with a strip of card stock adhered through the center.

This Note Card is a little different design that looks a little like an envelope. The top part was stamped with Cheese Cloth background & then cut & attached to the card front. The flowers are attached to a strip of blue card stock. I attached the button with linen thread. All stamps used on both cards are from Stampin'n Up.
Thanks for looking & have a Blessed weekend.

Wednesday, August 02, 2006

I've had these stamps for quite a while now & decided it was time to do something with them. I thought Note Cards would be a good idea. So, using 2 of my favorite colors, this is what I came up with.

This next card was done using the teacup with the teapots from the set Best Borders by Stampin' Up. I really like the way this one turned out. Both cards were quick and easy. Thanks for looking.

Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Animal Lovers

If you're an animal lover, today's post is just for you. The first card was done with a Stampin' Up set called Noble Deer. I used my slot punch & gold brads to attach the main image. This is the card I sent to my Uncle for his Birthday last week.

This one was done using the Stampin' Up set called Bareback. I a paper piercing tool to punch holes accross the bottom of the center layer & added "faux" stitching. This one was just a sample I added to my book. Thanks for looking & feel free to leave comments.