Monday, June 30, 2008


Sorry I've been MIA for so long but we've been having a LOT of storms here the past couple of weeks. I stay off the computer when it storms. I just have one child here this week so maybe I can get my posts in early. We're expecting storms again this afternoon.
Yesterday I decided to make a frame I saw on Splitcoast some time ago. I thought it was so beautiful I just had to make one myself. The original was done by jsthek6 (SCS name) and you can see hers below mine. I think mine would have looked better if I had printed the saying on the computer. Oh well, it's hanging on my craft room wall and I think it's beautiful! Click on photos to enlarge.
Thanks for looking.......Rita

Monday, June 16, 2008

I Was Lion

I know I said Friday was the last Punch Card, but I needed to make something for my Grand Nephew's first birthday. I saw this somewhere on Splitcoast and decided to give it a try. It's really cute in real life. I added dimensionals to the head, cheeks and paws to make it stand out. The nose is a mini brad. Colors are More Mustard, Old Olive, Chocolate Chip and Whisper White. The white was embossed using the Birthday Embossing Folder........I promise not to post any more Punch Cards this week. Thanks for looking~~~Rita

Friday, June 13, 2008

Last of the Punches

Can you believe this weather? We're getting storms here again today!! And if that isn't enough the humidity is almost unbearable. I for one am getting really tired of this. Enough is enough! OK, now that I have that off my chest here are the last two punch cards we did at our Punch Class. The second one I think is really cute. I've seen so many of these on Splitcoast and really wanted to make one......... Thanks for looking and have a great weekend.........Rita

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Koala Bear

This one was just too cute not to share even though it has a glue smudge on it. I was soooo upset when this happened, but it's just a sample so we'll just over-look it. We made these at our stamp class a couple of weeks ago and I think this little guy is just too cute.
Thanks for looking.....Rita

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

More Fun With Punches

At the last stamp class I went to we made cards using punches. This is one of the ones we made. I think this one is really cute. We used the Scalloped Circle Punch to create the "bites" and the Word Window Punch for the sticks. The Ice Cream Bars were done with the Key Tag Punch. Doesn't this make you want to run out and get an Ice Cream Bar right now????
Thanks for looking..........Rita

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Punchy Monkey

I had so much fun making this card today. I made it for one of the little girls I take care of who is turning one next month. The monkey was done using assorted circles punched out of Close to Cocoa, Creamy Caramel, Basic Black and Whisper White card stock. The mouth was punched with the large oval and cut down. I used Pink Passion, Basic Black and Whisper White for the card and layers. I stamped the Happy Birthday using Fundamental Phrases and cut out the 1st with a Sizzix Sizzlets Alphabet die. I'm not 100% sure I like the way this turned out and may re-do it, what do you think?
Thanks for looking...........Rita

Monday, June 09, 2008

Birthday Wolf

My granddaughter loves wolves, so every year I try to come up with an idea for a birthday card using wolves. I try to keep it as feminine as possible. I saw this layout somewhere on Splitcoast and thought I would try it with the wolf stamp from Wildlife Reserve. I used her favorite colors, black and purple. The center stamp is from So Many Scallops. I really like the way it turned out. I still can't believe she's 16!
Thanks for looking......Rita

Monday, June 02, 2008


I went to a stamp class Saturday and this is one of the cards we made. All the cards were done using punches. On this one we punched the window and adhered it over the image. The image was done using the Bleaching technique. This is the first time I've ever done this technique. I love the way it turned out and will be doing it again. I'm leaving tomorrow for a few days so I won't be posting again until Friday. I'll be back with a lot of pictures to share. Have a great week and thanks for looking.......Rita