Friday, August 24, 2007

I'm Still Here

I've been a bad blogger this week and I'm very sorry about that. I haven't been feeling all that great and just couldn't get in the mood to stamp. I want to thank all those who sent me web sites on IC. I found them very informative and appreciate you taking the time to send them to me. As luck would have it all this is happening right at vacation time. We leave tomorrow morning to go back East and it's a 10 hour drive. I have a feeling it's going to be longer than usual if I'm still going to the bathroom every 20-30 minutes. We'll be returning Sunday Sept. 2 and my appointment with the Urologist is the following Wednesday. Maybe I can work in some stamping on Labor Day in between laundry. Pray for our safe passage and I'll see you all when I get back........Thanks for stopping in.~~~~~~~~~~~Rita
You're over the hill when your gray hair isn't premature.
You're over the hill when you think all of your friends are showing their age...but not you.


Tuesday, August 21, 2007

What's For Dinner?

Well I didn't have anything to share with you today, but I didn't want you to think I'm neglecting you either. So I decided to show you what we had for dinner tonight. Is that exciting or what? I cook everything on the grill. My motto is, if you can cook it in the oven or on the stove then you can cook it on the grill. I've even baked biscuits on the grill. So, tonight we had what I call Mexican fish, it's tortilla crusted Tilapia, and grilled Brussels Sprouts. Yum! Was it ever good! I opened a carton of cottage cheese to go with it since we don't eat a lot of potatoes. For dessert we had sugar free strawberry jello with fat free whipped topping, can you see a pattern going on here? When you get to a certain age you have to start cutting out all the good stuff like sugar, fat and starches.
Yesterday I went to my doctor for a problem I've been having and this is what he said I have, Interstitial Cystitis. It seems this condition cannot be cured but can be treated. I have to go to a Urologist for a test that I'm not looking forward to. If you check this out on-line you'll see why. That's it for today. Thanks for stopping in...........Rita
You're over the hill when the rock stars you used to idolize are now potbellied and gray.

Monday, August 20, 2007

Gift Card

This is the gift card I made to go with the cross stitch sampler. I used a sheet of card stock from DCWV Glitter Mat Stack for the actual card. The baby from Very Punny is stamped on So Saffron and layered on Certainly Celery, all from Stampin' Up! Inside I wrote, A child is a gem from Heaven sent to sparkle our lives. Thanks for looking~~~~Rita YOU'RE OVER THE HILL WHEN.......
your feet hurt even before you get out of bed.

Friday, August 17, 2007

Birthday in Blue

My nephew will be celebrating his 30Th birthday in a couple of weeks and this is the card I made him. What do you think? Is he too old for this? I used Brocade Blue, Night of Navy and Shimmery White card stock and Wild About You stamp set from Stampin' Up! The candle is from Mini Mates and the background is from Eclectic Backgrounds also from SU. I used the sentiment stamp from Gina K's Make A Wish. I ran the center strip through the crimper and stapled it at both sides then glued a wiggle eye to the elephant. Inside the card was stamped with a sentiment from Inkadinkadoo, it says; May all your wildest dreams come true! Thanks for looking. Have a wonderful weekend! OLD-TIMERS
An old-timer is someone who can remember when the wealthiest man in town owned a two-car garage

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Make A Wish

I needed a Birthday card for a friend and decided to use my new Make A Wish set from Gina K Originals. I really like this set and just for buying it Gina K donated $7.00 to the Make A Wish Foundation. How cool is that? For every set sold $7.00 is donated to that charity. Other supplies I used were the Photo Corner Punch, Word Window Punch, Rose Red and Vanilla card stock & Basic Black ink all from Stampin' Up! I colored in the cake with Souffle Pens and the Designer Paper is from an unknown source. Thanks for looking.........Rita OLD-TIMERS
An old-timer is someone who can remember when a naughty child was taken to the woodshed instead of to a psychiatrist.

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Went to the Fair

I didn't have time to stamp today because we went to the county fair. My husband likes to walk through all the buildings and barns so I was worn out when we got home. Today was Senior Citizens day so we got in free and also had a free lunch. Madison, the 8 month old I watch went with us, she was super good. Since I don't have anything to share with you today I decided to look for the card I got my inspiration from yesterday. It took some time but I found it and here it is. As you can see she used a different color. The name she uses on SCS is rdm. Thanks rdm for the inspiration.......Thanks for looking....Rita

An old-timer is someone who never had to look for his daughter when one of his shirts was missing.

Tuesday, August 14, 2007


I saw a thank you card on Splitcoast the other day that I really liked and decided to do my version of it. I don't know what stamp set she used but I chose Priceless. I also thought it would make a beautiful Christmas Card. So, what do you think? I used Real Red and Confetti White. Thanks for looking. OLD-TIMERS
An old-timer is someone who can remember when getting his house debugged meant calling the insect exterminator.

Monday, August 13, 2007

Natural Beauty

What a great weekend I had. Saturday we took a day trip up north to visit some friends that moved a few months ago. I watched their kids for three years and really hated to see them go. It was nice seeing them again, kids grow so fast in that short length of time. Sunday was church and then I spent the afternoon cleaning the house. We went out for dinner and stopped to see our daughter and her family before coming home. ......
Did you notice my new blog award on the right? My BFF Adrian sent that to me and now I have to think of three other bloggers to send it to. This may take some time since most of the ones I know already have theirs. Anyway, Jen over at Pieces of Me designed this award for us to send to those we felt deserved it, which is every stamping blogger I know. Stampers are just about the best people you would want to know. I feel really honored to have been chosen. Thanks Adrian!
OK, now for today's card I chose Natural Beauty which I haven't used in a long time. I stamped the flowers on Lavender Lace card stock and then cut them out. I then put yellow brads through the centers and attached them with glue dots. The leaves were stamped on the So Saffron card top. I ran the bottom (Lavender Lace) through my Big Shot using the flower embossing folder. The photo corners were cut with the photo corner punch. All supplies except the embossing folder, brads and ribbon are from Stampin' Up! I added the photo corners because it looked like it needed something and I wasn't sure what. Now I'm not sure if that was the right thing to add. What do you think?
Thanks for looking...............Rita OLD-TIMERS
An old-timer is someone who could read a novel without having to hide it from the children each time he put it down.

Friday, August 10, 2007

Altering and Stamping

I thought I wasn't going to have anything to share with you today and then I remembered this tin I altered the other day. I used Mod Podge to apply and seal the paper. The ribbon around the edge was adhered using red line tape and the Primas with brads in the center were glued on. I'm thinking it needs something else, but I just don't know what. I would appreciate any ideas............. This is a 3x3 note card I did last night using the Three For You Punch Box Set. Sorry for the blurry picture. Thanks for looking and have a great weekend........Rita
You're an old-timer if you can remember the most popular family on the block was the one with the TV set. (I sort of remember, I was very young)

Thursday, August 09, 2007

Tote Purse

This is the last project in this month's Stamps in the Mail Program. Supplies used were Taken with Teal and Basic Black card stock, Basic Black ink, Scallop Circle Punch, brads and Priceless stamp set. All supplies are from Stampin' Up! I'm thinking this would be just the thing to carry those cute little note cards in......Thanks for looking! OLD-TIMERS
An old-timer is someone who remembers when a child had more brothers and sisters than he had fathers.

Wednesday, August 08, 2007

File Folder Card

This is another card I did from Kelly's Stamps in the Mail program. This one is called a File Folder Card. I think it's called that because it looks like a file folder. Anyway, it was fun to make and I'll probably try it again another time.. Thanks for looking........Rita OLD-TIMERS
An old-timer is someone who remembers when a babysitter was called "mother."

Tuesday, August 07, 2007

Notepad and Pen Set

This is the notepad and pen set I made from Kelly Battles' Stamps in the Mail program. The featured stamp set this round is Priceless from Stampin' Up! Here is the inside view. These would make quick and easy gifts. Thanks for looking...........Rita
An old-timer is someone who can remember every detail of his life story, but can't remember how many times he's told it to the same person.

Monday, August 06, 2007

It's Finally Done!

I did a lot of sewing over the weekend. Yesterday I finally finished my Granddaughter's dress and then made my bath robe. I got it all done except for the snaps down the front. I'll post a picture when it's completed. Here's my Granddaughter Kristen posing in her new dress. And here she is again. By the way, that snake you see on the floor isn't real, it's stuffed.
Today's card is one I made with my Stamps in The Mail program from Kelly Battles. This round we're using the stamp set Priceless from Stampin' Up! I really like this card and never would have thought of using this set and the Tag Punch in this way. Inside it says, "Thanks A Latte". Colors used were Basic Black, Vanilla and Purely Pomegranate.......Thanks for looking..Rita
An old-timer is someone who remembers when a woman looked the same after washing her face.

Friday, August 03, 2007

It's Been A Busy Day

I've been really busy today. I had 3 little ones this morning and I spent most of the afternoon hemming the dress and I still have to do the bottom. I guess I'll finish it tomorrow. Tonight I subbed at my daughter's Bunco game and I didn't get home until almost 10pm so I was late doing my breathing treatment, I usually do it at 7:30. Needless to say I didn't get any stamping time today. The card I'm sharing with you is one I did yesterday for the Learn A New Technique Challenge at SCS. I've never done one of these so it's not really all that good. It was fun and I'll probably do another one some time. The white card stock has dimensionals underneath to give it some dimension. The stamp set I used is Stinkin' Cute from Stampin' Up!
Thanks for looking..........Rita OLD-TIMERS
An old-timer is someone who remembers when buying on time meant getting to the store before it closed.

Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Fresh From the Garden

What could be better than fresh vegetables from your own garden? That's what we had for dinner tonight, green beans and zucchini, yum. I fixed some chicken breasts, cooked the green beans and made what I call zucchini casserole. I peeled, seeded and shredded it, added egg and cooked it in a frying pan until browned. Then top with shredded cheese, let it melt and serve, double yum....
Today I'm sharing the Christmas Card I made for the August Christmas Card Challenge at SCS. This one was done with Holiday Minis and I kept it fairly simple. The black around the edges is not part of the card........Thanks for stopping and have a great evening......Rita OLD-TIMERS
Old-timers will remember when a family that couldn't afford to own a car didn't.