Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Dazzling Diamonds and Vellum

I almost never think to dig these out and use them. I don't know why, I love glitter and vellum. So get out the Tart and Tangy set and this is what you can make. Isn't this just too cute? We made this one at our stamp club. Thanks for looking...............Rita

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Christmas in July

Today I dug out my Daubers and Stampin' Pastels (chalk). I haven't used these in quite a while. I think I must be stuck on stencils since I used another one for this card. I stenciled the Nativity Scene on Whisper White card stock with Night of Navy chalk. I then adhered that to a strip of Night of Navy card stock and then added that to the Confetti White card front. I put Stickles Glitter Glue on the star to add a little bling. The sentiment is from SU Star Studded Season and the stencil is from Dreamweaver Stencils. This was a really quick and easy card to make. Click on the photo to enlarge. Thanks for looking.......Rita

Monday, July 28, 2008

Butterfly Spritzer

I don't know about you but I have tools and accessories I forget about and never use. So I decided today I would start using something different every day and post the project or card that I made. Today I wanted to try out my new Color Spritzer Tool and this is what I came up with. I used Ballet Blue, So Saffron and Basic Gray markers to fill in the Butterfly Stencil (not SU). I then cut a circle in the So Saffron card stock and adhered the butterfly behind it. I used Treading Water border punch from Fiskars on Whisper White and adhered the Saffron to that. Then I adhered that piece to the Ballet Blue card front. I stamped a sentiment from Tiny Talk to the lower right corner. You'll have to click on the image to get a better look at the card. All the supplies I used are pictured with the card. Thanks for looking.........Rita

Friday, July 25, 2008

Embrace Life

I made this card a couple of months ago using Embrace Life stamp set and Ginger Blossom DSP. The top was embossed with the Swiss Dots embossing folder.....Thanks for looking and have a great weekend...Rita

Thursday, July 24, 2008

What I Did Without my Computer

Well, my computer had some viruses that needed attention so it was in the shop longer than expected. It's all fixed now and I'm coming out of my withdrawal. So, what did I do while I had all this time on my hands? I made this Stationery Box. I got this from Barb Mulikin at
This is the closed box........scroll down. This is the box opened. It even has a pen and note pad.
There are four of each, Cards, 4x4 Note Cards and Tags plus envelopes for the cards. There's even enough stamps for mailing. Isn't this a great set? Thanks Barb! Make sure you visit her blog. Thanks for looking........Rita

Friday, July 18, 2008

Blogger Problems

Good evening everyone. Blogger is having trouble uploading photos today so I won't have anything to share with you. I tried several times with no success. Anyway, I'm taking my computer in for it's yearly check-up tomorrow and I don't know if they'll have to keep it or if they can do whatever it is they do while I wait. If I have to leave it there then I'll be without it next week and won't be able to post anything. So, if I'm not here Monday then look for me to return 7/28. No computer, hmmm,
what will I do...Thanks for stopping in. Have a safe and Blessed weekend...............Rita

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Little Ladybug

I love this set from SU called Garden Whimsy. I don't know why I don't get it out and use it more often. This is what I made for my sister- in-law for her Birthday. I found this really cute sentiment stamp for the inside that works perfectly with this ladybug stamp. Here's what it says; Little bitty lady bug dressed in black and red, delivering a message of words that must be said. Hope your Birthday's happy filled with sweet delight, may your day be special, morning, noon and night. Happy Birthday!
Thanks for looking..............Rita

Wednesday, July 16, 2008


I got the layout and color scheme for this card from Aly Schilling. I love the way it turned out. The stamped image is from TAC's Frazzled set. All other supplies are SU. I paper pieced the dress and hair band and added wiggle eyes. This was fun and I love the colors.....Click on the photo to enlarge. Thanks for looking........Rita

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Butterfly Swirls

This is the other card I made at Brenda Weller's Open House. Mine isn't as pretty as hers but that's OK. It's hard to see the glitter on the butterfly and the swirls unless you click on the image to enlarge it.
Thanks for looking..............Rita

Monday, July 14, 2008

An 'Udder Birthday

Isn't this just the cutest cow you've ever seen? I made this card yesterday at a TAC Open House. The supplies used were as follows. Stamps- An 'Udder Birthday. Cardstock-White Glossy, White, Black and Pink from DCWV Stack. Crystal Stickles was applied to the ice cream. The card was designed by Brenda Weller. Thanks for looking....

Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Fresh Cuts Framed

I found this frame at Menard's today and thought it would be perfect for the Fresh Cuts. The ink used was Mellow Moss and Perfect Plum. I used the 5 petal punch and Pretty in Pink card stock for the large flower and the Bo Ho punch for the smaller Perfect Plum flower. The piece was then mounted on Perfect Plum card stock. So now I'm wondering if this would make a nice gift. What do you think?
Thanks for looking............Rita

Monday, July 07, 2008

Nap Time

It's nap time here and all is quiet. I thought this would be a good time to write my post for today. I've seen a lot of these Card Organizers on other blogs and over at SCS and thought I needed to make one for myself. I got real lucky when I found this note book just waiting to be used. It just happened to be the right size. I cut the letters out using the Doodle Type cartridge and my Cricut die cut machine. The flowers were punched with SU Boho Blossoms and the 5 Petal punch.

Here is a look at the inside. I used Jersey Shore designer paper.......
I hope you all had a great holiday weekend. We just took it easy since it rained most of the day on the fourth. I stayed home and did laundry and made this organizer....Thanks for looking..Rita

Thursday, July 03, 2008

Card/Gift Box

This is a gift box I made this week. It can be used to hold a gift, candy or 3x3 gift cards. The band around the middle keeps it closed as well as adding a decorative touch.
Have a safe and happy 4th.....Thanks for looking..Rita

Wednesday, July 02, 2008

Fresh Cuts Card Holder

Good evening all! Today while blog hopping I ran across this cute little card holder on Dannie's Designs. It was really easy to make and I wanted to try out my new stamp set. I used Perfect Plum, Pale Plum and Whisper White card stock. The ink colors are Mellow Moss and Perfect Plum. Here is the front view........ And this is the inside. I haven't made the cards to go in it yet so I just stuck in some I had laying around to give you an idea how it looks. To get all the instructions and a tutorial on how to make one of these go to
Make sure you check out her awesome blog while you're there.
Thanks for looking...................Rita

Tuesday, July 01, 2008

Oranges and Cherries

Happy July everyone! Can you believe the year is half over already? Where does the time go? We're enjoying another beautiful day here in Ohio, that's two in a row with no storms. I for one can live with that! Anyway, here are two cards I made a few weeks ago using the Tart and Tangy set. These were quick and easy and a lot of fun to make.
Thanks for looking and have a great day............Rita