Monday, December 18, 2006

One Last Christmas Card

This is the last Christmas Card I have to post. I stamped the main image on Very Vanilla using Brocade Blue ink, punched the corners with the Ticket Corner Punch and adhered it to Brocade Blue. The sentiment was stamped in Night of Navy. I tied Off White Organdy Ribbon to the side to finish it off. All supplies except the ribbon are from Stampin' Up.
With the Christmas Holiday Season upon us I'm finding myself busier than ever. I haven't had a lot of time to stamp and therefore have run out of samples and no time to make more. So, with that being said, this will be my last post until January 2, 2007. To all of you that visit regularly, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Friday, December 15, 2006

Another Christmas Card

This is another Christmas card I did to put in my sample book. I used Bravo Burgundy, Handsome Hunter and Brushed Gold card stock. After stamping Madonna and Child in gold pigment ink I added gold embossing powder and heat set. The sentiment was done the same way. I tied gold cord around the side to finish it off. Hope you all have a great weekend. Thanks for looking. ~~Rita~~

Thursday, December 14, 2006

Got UHU?

I just wanted to take some time today to let you all know what I think of UHU glue I got from Maria Filosa. In my free sample package I got the Twist & Glue, Non Permanent Tape Runner and Scrapbookers Pen. I've tried them all and find that they work very well. They dry clear and with the applicator top they don't seem to be as messy as other glues I've used. I will definitely buy more of this product. If you would like to get free samples click on the link to the right under Sites I Like To Visit.
I went to a workshop last week and this is one of the cards we made. The shaker part has a glitter in it that almost looks like snow. We ran the frame through the crimper for added dimension. thanks for looking.

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Winter Wonderland

I got this "new" stamp set called Winter Wonderland from a trade at SCS. It's a retired set, but new to me. I decided I just had to play with it and I also wanted to do something with some ribbon I bought at Wal-Mart. I thought the ribbon went well with the Certainly Celery and Bravo Burgundy card stock. I used the Ticket Corner Punch and added eyelets to the corners. It's just a simple card, but I think it turned out pretty good. Since all my cards have been mailed I'll put this one in my book for next year. Thanks for looking.

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Card Club

This is my first lattice card. It's hard to see it in the bottom picture so I'm posting it separately. I will definitely be making more of these.

I joined a club at SCS with a Stampin' Up demo where she picks a stamp set each month and designs four cards using that set. She then sends us the stamps and supplies with instructions to make those cards. The set for this month is Happiest of Holidays and these are the cards I made. This is a lot of fun plus I get new layout ideas.

Thanks for looking.....................

Monday, December 11, 2006

Trying Something New

I saw these on my favorite stamping site,, and thought they were really pretty. I've never tried doing them myself and decided to give it a try. Yesterday I got all my supplies together and here's what I ended up with. Thanks Amy R. for your great tutorial. All you need are glitter, reinkers, and clear glass balls. I used all my "cheap" glitter in case I didn't like the end result, but I'm very pleased with the way they turned out. Thanks for looking.

Friday, December 08, 2006


Today would have been my parents' 65th wedding anniversary. So, I decided to post this Anniversary Card for them. I made this yesterday with them in mind. The card stock colors are Brocade Blue and Very Vanilla. This is just a basic card using layering, sponging and tearing. All supplies used, except the eyelets, are from Stampin" Up. Thanks for looking and have a Blessed weekend.

Thursday, December 07, 2006

Joy Wreath

Here's another card I made using one of my new sets from The Angel Company (TAC), called Mini Wreaths. The card stock is Real Red, Handsome Hunter and Whisper White from Stampin' Up as is the Square Steps Corner Punch and ribbon. The alphabet stamps are unknown. I stamped the J & Y and wreath in Handsome Hunter. The berries are stamped in Real Red. I outlined the letters with my 2 way glue pen and added glitter to add some sparkle. I did the same on the wreath, but just made random dots. The background on the base card is stamped with the leaf stamp from the set using Real Red. I'm really pleased with the way this card turned out.Thanks for looking. Have a Joyous day.

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Playing With New Stamps

My stamps from TAC arrived after I had my Christmas cards done. So, being the stamper that I am I had to play with them anyway. One of the sets I got is Poinsettia and that's the one I'm posting today. I stamped Real Red card stock with Weathered Wood by Son Light Impressions. I don't know if you can see that in the scan or not. I then inked the poinsettia stamp using red and green pigment inks and then adding Iridescent Ice (SU) and shaking off the excess. I then cut around the outside and adhered it to the card front. The sentiment at the bottom is from Faith, Hope, Love, another TAC set. The card stock and Handsome Hunter ink is Stampin' Up. The scan doesn't show how much this card sparkles. It looks so much better in real life.
Thanks for looking.

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Getting Punchy

I made 2 of these cards the other day to finish up my list. I stamped the trees from the Tag Time set on Confetti White card stock and then punched out the ornaments. The corners were punched using the Ticket Corner Punch. After attaching this to the Real Red card stock it allowed the ornaments to become red.I don't know if you can see or not, but I texturized the red cs using a texture plate from Fiskars. I used a gold glitter pen on the garland to give it some sparkle and then added Stickles Glitter Glue to the star. The base card is Confetti White. The ribbon is from Wal-Mart and the Merry Christmas is from The Artful Stamper. All other supplies are from Stampin' Up.
Yesterday I got the stamps I ordered from TAC . Woo hoo, new toys! I'm hoping I can get time to play with them today, we'll see. Until tomorrow, have a Blessed day. Thanks for looking.

Monday, December 04, 2006

Email Request

I've gotten several emails suggesting we all send a Christmas card to the ACLU just to let them know how we feel. Christmas is just that, ChristMas, the birthday of Jesus. Therefore, it's NOT Happy Holiday's, or a Holiday tree. It's Merry Christmas and a Christmas tree! If we take Christ out of Christmas, what do we have left? With that said, here's the card I made and sent to the ACLU. Inside the card says Merry Christmas as does the corner of the envelope. I hope they like it.
Thanks for looking. All comments are welcome.

Friday, December 01, 2006

Still trying

to get my Christmas cards done. This one is a sample I made last week. I haven't decided if I'm going to use it or not. I know I will be using this stamp set, just not sure about the layout or colors. I have some new sets I ordered almost 2 weeks ago from TAC that I'm still waiting for. Then I will dicide which ones I'll use. I did send out eight cards the other day that were finished and ready to go. I like to make several different designs. Anyway, this one was stamped and embossed in gold. The set I used is Madonna and Child from Stampin' Up. The card stock (SU) is Bravo Burgundy, Handsome Hunter and Brushed Gold. To finish it off I tied gold cord to the side.
Tomorrow is my day to ring the bell for the Salvation Army again. It looks like it's going to be very cold, unlike last week when it was in to 60's. We might even get a little snow. Have a Blessed weekend and thanks for looking.