Friday, September 28, 2007

I Won and My Altered Box

Feast your eyes on this! I won this candy on Corie's Blog ,
Aren't those just the cutest stamps? I can't wait to try them out. And look at the beautiful card she made. Thanks Corie! This is what I did with my empty Punch Box. I cut the tags and letters out with my Cuttlebug Alphabet dies and the Paisley was paunched with the CM Paisley Punch. I adhered the card stock to the underside of the lid with red sticky tape. Clicking on the photos will enlarge them. Thanks for looking and have a fabulous weekend, I know I will.......Rita

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

It's In The Bag

Last night you saw the card, tonight you're seeing the gift bag. I made this Bag Topper to match the card. It's hard to see but I wrote Hello Kitty across the top with white glitter. You'll have to wait to see what's inside the bag, her birthday isn't until this Thursday.....thanks for looking..Rita

Monday, September 24, 2007

Hello Kitty

This is the card I made for my granddaughter who's turning 11 this week. I used two different sheets of Hello Kitty scrapbook paper for the card and envelope liner. The top of the card is Almost Amethyst card stock that I stamped with the flower stamp from Three For You Punch Box set. I put a dot of Only Orange Classic Ink in the center of each one to match the envelope liner. Brianna is such a Hello Kitty fan, I'm sure she's going to love this card as much as I loved making it.........Thanks for looking...Rita

Friday, September 21, 2007

Halloween Treats

I made these treat bags for my granddaughters. The stamps are from the TAC October '06 Stamp of the Month set. The scalloped square is from the DCWV Glitter Pack. All other card stock and bags are SU. I didn't have any Halloween M&M's so I just used what I had. Click on the picture to make it bigger. Thanks for looking and have a great weekend.....Rita

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Cracked Glass

This is my first attempt at the Cracked Glass technique. It was very time consuming but I'm really pleased with the way it turned out. It looks so much better in real life, you can't see the cracks very well in this picture.........Thanks for looking..Rita

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

What's in a Name

My friend Laura at Lu-La's Corner tagged me for this little game. It looks like a lot of fun, so here goes and thanks for the tag Laura.

1. YOUR ROCKSTAR NAME (Your first pet, your current car)
Mitzi Focus
2. YOUR GANGSTA NAME (Your favorite ice cream, favorite cookie)
Banana Snickerdoodle
3. YOUR FLY "GUY/GIRL" NAME (First initial of your first name,first 3 letters of your last name)
4. YOUR DETECTIVE NAME (Your favorite color, favorite animal)
Purple Monkey
5. YOUR SOAP OPERA NAME (Your middle name, city where you were born)
Jayne Troy
6. YOUR STAR WARS NAME (First 3 letters of your last name, first 2 letters of your first name)
7. YOUR SUPERHERO NAME (Second favorite color, favorite drink & add "the")
The Blue Water
8. YOUR NASCAR NAME (First names of your Grandfathers)
Clifford William
9. YOUR STRIPPER NAME (Favorite perfume, favorite candy)
Charlie Snickers
10. YOUR WITNESS PROTECTION NAME (Mother's and Father's middle names)
Juanita Berk
Now I'm supposed to tag five more people. I can't think of anyone that hasn't already done this, so if you're reading this consider yourself tagged. Then let me know so I can stop by and read yours. Have a super evening, don't forget Grey's Anatomy premiers tonight. I'll be back tomorrow with something to share. Thanks for stopping by.........Rita

Monday, September 17, 2007

Flower Pot Greeting

This is one of the cards we made at my workshop Saturday. The top was supposed to have been run throught the crimper but I had to be different.
I left mine blank and added the flower. I stamped the Sunflower and leaves on a separate piece of paper and then cut them out and glued them to the top. I left off the sentiment because I'm not sure what occasion I will use it for.................... This is the inside of the card. It's an accordion pop up card, Cool, huh? Thanks for looking and have a great evening.............Rita

Friday, September 14, 2007

Polished Stone

Before I show you today's card I would like to take this time to answer some questions I've been asked concerning my lost pictures. Did I forget to remove the lens cap? My camera doesn't have a lens cap. Did I put the film in right? My camera has a little door that you open and drop the film in, there's only one way that it will fit. It takes Advantix film so you can take three different sizes, including panoramic on one roll. It's not a fancy camera, although it was expensive for me at the time. My next step is to buy a really nice digital camera and quit wasting money on film and developing. If you have any suggestions I would love to hear them...Thanks for your interest..........

Now, for today's card. I found a piece of Polished Stone I did a while back and decided to build around that. I bought this House Mouse stamp quite sometime ago and wanted to use it so this is what I ended up with. Not sure I like it but it's all I had to post today.....I'm having a workshop tomorrow so I should have something for you on Monday....Thanks for looking and have a GREAT weekend!

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Big Stinkin' Deal Part Two

OK, this is the second card I made for my niece. I think this is the one I'm actually going to send. I used Confetti White card stock for the base card and Pixie Pink for the matting with Basic Black ink all from Stampin' Up! The paper strip on the side is from the DCWV Glitter Stack. I don't know if you can see but the circles have glitter on them. Inside the card says, Birthdays Are A Big Stinkin' Deal. I cut part of the front off so you can see Big Stinkin' Deal from the outside. Thanks for looking..............Rita

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Big Stinkin' Deal

I've been working on a card for my niece who collects skunks. I did this one today but I'm not 100 percent satisfied with it. I used Pixie Pink for the base and Pretty in Pink for the scalloped circle. The top part of the sentiment was stamped with Karen Foster Snap Stamps. I added dimensionals to the circle to give it a little pop. It's back to the drawing board with this one, I have until this weekend to come up with something I feel good about.....Thanks for looking..Rita You're over the hill when your train of thought frequently derails.......

Monday, September 10, 2007

I'm Very Upset!

Picture this, you go on vacation and take a lot of pictures so you can scrapbook your trip when you return home. You've told all your friends and family about all the places you went and things you saw. So, now it's your word against theirs that you ever went to those places or saw any of those things. WHY???? Because when I went to the Drug Store yesterday to get my lovely vacation pictures all I got was NOTHING!!! It seems that the whole roll was blank. How could that happen? It was a new roll of film ($8.00) and the camera isn't that old. I am soooooo upset, all I have from our vacation are the few pictures I took with the Digital. NO FRANKIE!!!!! Oh well, life goes on I guess...........................
Here's a card I made last week using the Priceless stamp set. Ink is Wild Wasabi and Card Stock is Natural Ivory and So Saffron. This is a Pocket Card with the pocket on the inside. ..... This is a view of the inside.....Thanks for looking....Rita
You're over the hill when your mind tells you to stand on your own two feet and your body tells you to stay in the recliner chair.

Friday, September 07, 2007

The Casino

This is a picture I took of a fountain inside the Casino we went to. It was so beautiful I just had to get a picture..... I couldn't leave without getting this picture of all the losers, I mean gamblers.......
This is my husband and me standing next to a glass sculpture inside the casino.......
I made this card today from the SITM kit. I changed it a little and lined the envelope. This card features the Blue Bayou and Purely Pomegranate in colors. The stamp sets are Priceless and Warm Words. Thanks for looking and have a wonderful weekend.........Rita
You're over the hill when your little brother starts going bald......

Thursday, September 06, 2007

Over the Rainbow

As we were driving from Rochester to Syracuse last week it started to rain. It didn't last very long and when the sun came out there was this beautiful rainbow. If you look real close you can see there are two. The second one doesn't show up very well, but it's there........ This was taken on our boat trip. I wanted to get the houses up on the hill. If you click on the picture you might be able to see them...........
Today's card is from the Stamps in the Mail program I'm in. The stamp sets used were Priceless & Short and Sweet. I stamped a piece of copy paper to line the envelope with. Click on the picture for a closer look..............Thanks for looking....Rita
You're over the hill when Medicare will pick up 80 percent of the cost of your honeymoon.

Wednesday, September 05, 2007

Christmas Card Challenge-Sept.

This is one of the cards I made for the Christmas Card Challenge I'm in at SCS. I made 8 of this one design. I sort of cased it from the catalog but added my own touch. I cut out the tree and attached it with pop dots to give it some dimension. The blue strip was embossed with the snowflake embossing folder. The colors I used were Real Red, Glorious Green, Brocade Blue and Confetti White.......Thanks for looking..Rita You're over the hill when in the morning you stand and hear the usual snap, crackle, and pop, but it isn't breakfast cereal.......

Tuesday, September 04, 2007

I'm Baaaack!

Wow! What a great time we had on vacation. We went to the New York State Fair and I got to see Frankie Avalon in person. He gave a great performance and doesn't look a day older, still a "hottie" at 68. We went to Old Forge and took a scenic boat trip and then to the Cornerstone Casino for dinner, no we didn't do any gambling. My sister in-law and I went to lunch and shopping, they have so many places to shop there I just about go crazy. Thursday we all went to the Outlet Mall and met up with my husband's brother. After a day of more shopping we followed them home to Rochester and spent the rest of the time with them. Friday afternoon we were on our way to do some sight seeing when I became sick and had to go back to the house. I spent the rest of the day and all day Saturday in bed. We started for home Sunday morning and I was still sick, the last thing I wanted to do was get up and get dressed for an all day car ride. I started to feel better by about noon and was able to eat for the first time since Friday. This was not the way I had planned on ending my vacation. My other sister in-law was going to take me shopping at A.C. Moore, Michael's and Jo Ann Etc. on Saturday, as bad as I wanted to go I just couldn't get myself out of bed. What a bummer! I'll post pictures as soon as I get them developed........
This is the card I made for my Aunt's Birthday. I love this set and DP. Thanks for looking..................Rita You're over the hill when the styles come back for the second time and you still have some left from the first time.