Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Christmas Surprise!

Wow! what a delightful Christmas surprise. Just look at what I won from Cheryl over at Engineered Expressions .

All she asked for was a contribution to the Crohns Foundation which I was more than happy to do. She then took all the contributor's names and drew one for this awesome package of goodies. I can't believe I am the lucky recipient. Make sure to check out her wonderful blog. Thank you soooo much Cheryl!

Merry Christmas everyone.

Monday, December 24, 2007

I will be taking the rest of the year off and giving myself a rest from blogging. I'll still check in on the blogs I read daily to see what you all are up to. Thanks to all who visited my blog this past year, I really appreciate you stopping by.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all of you. May you all have a safe and healthy Holiday...........Rita

Friday, December 21, 2007

Finally!!! Some Time to Stamp

Well I finally had some spare time to stamp today. I made two 3x6 cards using the Rose Red card stock and Prints Designer Series Paper. This one I stamped the image with the Just Vine stamp set and Certainly Celery Prints Designer Series Paper. The sentiment is from an older SU set that I found in my basket of loose stamps. I have no idea the name of the set it came from.......... This one uses Rose Red, Handsome Hunter and Pumpkin Pie card stock with Almost Amethyst DP. The stamp is from Katiebug Stamps. The inside says, Now I know why they call it I.C.U. I colored the image with Watercolor Wonder Crayons and used a Blender Pen..........
Thanks for stopping by. Have a safe and wonderful weekend....

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Update and Some Cards

OK, I followed everyone's advice and went to the doctor yesterday. Everything is alright, no broken bones. The swelling was caused by a backup of blood on the kneecap. I'm using ice on them right now and the doctor said they should be back to normal soon. So, no more baby gate. I didn't get the time to create anything new so I thought I would share some cards I received from some of my SCS friends..........This one is from my good friend Adrian Gentilcore. You can find her blog on my sidebar under AdriansCrazy Life. This adorable card came from Allison Fimo at stampinwhenican, also on my sidebar.
This one is from my SU demonstrator Brenda. She used some of that beautiful new ribbon.
This wonderful card came from Kimberly Burress. This one looks a lot better irl. Sorry Kim I don't know your blog address or SCS name.
This one came from Dawn aka Dawn Mercedes at SCS. I PIF'd the skunk set to her and this is what she did with it. Very cute!
Thanks to all of you for these beautiful cards, I really appreciate them and your friendship. Merry Christmas to you all...........Thanks for stopping by.

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

I've Fallen and I Can't Get Up

Sorry I don't have anything to share with you today but I didn't want to stay away another day without posting something. Have you ever had one of those days when you did something totally stupid? Well that's what I did today. I put a baby gate up between the kitchen and hallway to keep the one year old out of trouble. Today I decided I could step across the gate to get to the other side instead of taking it down. Well, need I say more? You got it, I caught my foot on the gate and went head first to the other side landing full weight on my knees. My left one took the most weight and this is what it looked like when I was finally able to get up and take a picture. The swelling had started to go down by this time. I swear I've never seen anything like it. It looked like I had a tennis ball on top of my knee. Now I know why they call them hardwood floors. I'm starting to walk a little better now but I'll bet tomorrow will be another story. I'll try to make something to share with you. Thanks for stopping by and have a great evening.......Rita

Friday, December 14, 2007

Christmas in Gold

I got these two stamps from the PIF forum at Splitcoast Stampers and this is the card I made using them. I stamped the main image on white card stock and layered it on Real Red. Then I attached that to the Brushed Gold Card and stamped the saying with Real Red Classic Ink. I really like these stamps and will probably use them a lot next year since all my cards for this year have already gone postal. Thanks for looking and have a great weekend.

Thursday, December 13, 2007

We've Been Elfed!

My husband and I have been elfed! Click on the link below. Merry Christmas!

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Another Starburst

I made this one using vellum instead of the Mulberry Paper. I punched the pieces out of Brushed Gold card stock and adhered the entire piece on a strip of DP from the Winter Bright SS kit. The card base is Brushed Gold. All supplies are Stampin' Up! Thanks for looking........Rita

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Ladybug PJ's and A Card

Remember last week when I told you I was doing some sewing? Well these are the pj's I made. Can you believe it??? I actually found ladybug flannel... This is another workshop card I did last week. The wreath was done using the Three for You Punch Box. This was another time consuming project but well worth it in the end. Thanks for looking................Rita

Thursday, December 06, 2007

Wall Monogram

I made this the other day to hang on the wall of my stamp/scrap room. Click to enlarge so you can read the sayings I added. Thanks for looking.....Rita

Wednesday, December 05, 2007

First Snowfall

I got up this morning to the season's first snowfall. Why is it that every year we get a little snow and everyone forgets how to drive????? All you have to do is SLOW DOWN!! Anyway, I'm still home alone and getting some things done, like sewing. Last night I made the goose a new outfit and myself a new pair of pj's.
In honor of today's snow I'm posting this card I made last weekend at our workshop. It's made using both small and large tag punches. We punched 16 tags and glued them onto white Mulberry paper. It was very time consuming but the end result was well worth it. All supplies are Stampin' Up! Thanks for looking...........Rita

Monday, December 03, 2007

Joy Coasters

I know I've been AWOL but my hubby has been out of town since last Wednesday and I just haven't been keeping up on things. When he's not here I get to play more and to be honest, I just forgot about blogging. He'll be home this Friday and I'll have more time, since I won't be able to play as much.

I made this at a workshop this past weekend. We used chipboard coasters, covered them with designer paper and added the letters and embellishments. Sorry for the poor picture. I can't remember the name of the DP but I know it was Stampin' Up! Thanks for looking...........Rita