Friday, August 29, 2008


Good evening stampers and friends. I didn't get any stamping done today so I thought I would tell you about what I did yesterday. I belong to this Senior Citizens group through my bank and we take occasional day trips. When I first saw this particular trip I knew I had to go. This exhibit is going on now at the Cincinnati Museum and it was announced yesterday that they will be extending it one more week. Before we walked through the exhibit we got to got to see the OMNIMAX film, The Human Body. This incorporates groundbreaking computer graphics with stunning real-life images to tell the story of a day in the life of the human body. After an hour lunch break we then entered the exhibit and came face-to-face with full human bodies and partial body specimens. These meticulously dissected bodies are preserved through an innovative process and respectfully presented, giving visitors the opportunity to view the beauty and complexity of their own organs and systems. In addition to providing an up-close look inside our skeletal, muscular, respiratory and circulatory systems, the exhibition encourages healthy lifestyle choices. I took a friend with me and we had an awesome time. If this exhibit comes to a city near you, go, you won't regret it.
Well, this is a holiday weekend so enjoy it and take care. Thanks for stopping by............Rita

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Scrapbook Page

This is a layout I did the other day of one of the little girls I take care of. These are her one year photos and believe me what you see is what you get. She is so much fun to have around. I used my new Cricut Storybook cartridge to cut out the letters, butterfly and crown. The card stock is Taken with Teal from SU and a pink off brand.......Isn't she just the cutest thing you've ever seen????? Thanks for looking...Rita

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Blintz Base

They have this challenge every week at Splitcoast Stampers called Try a New Technique. Today I was browsing and came across this interesting technique called Blintz Base. It's a form of Origami and it looks best when done with double sided designer paper. Anyway, I decided to give it a try. I didn't notice until I uploaded the photo that the upper right corner isn't folded right, but I won't tell you because you probably didn't notice......Card Stock-Taken with Teal and So Saffron. Designer Paper-Petals and Paisleys. Stamp set used-Polka Dots and Petals.....I used a Taken with Teal marker to color the edges of the white Grosgrain Ribbon. The So Saffron CS was embossed using the Cuttlebug Paisley embossing folder and I added dimensionals to the center image.....Thanks for looking..Have a Blessed evening..Rita

Monday, August 25, 2008

Hodge Podge.......

Hardware that is. I've had this sitting on my shelf for such a long time, why don't I ever think to use it? The kit consists of several brads, frames, clips and ribbon slides to embellish your cards or scrapbook pages.
When our daughter got a promotion at work I decided it was time to pull out the hardware. This is the card I made for her to let her know how proud her father and I are of her.
Click on the image to enlarge.....Thanks for looking....Rita

Wednesday, August 20, 2008


Sorry for the bad photo, you can see it better if you click on it to enlarge. I decided to drag out the sponges today and do a little sponging. I never seem to think about using my sponges, I've had them for months and they still look like new. Anyway, The stamp set I used is Deco Designs from TAC and the card stock is from SU. I used Cameo Coral, Mellow Moss, Chocolate Chip and Whisper White. I cut out the flowers and adhered them with dimensionals.....Thanks for looking.........Rita

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Blast From the Past

Well, my company has come and gone and I'm worn out. I've been too busy to stamp so I still don't have anything to share with you. Soooo, I've decided to give you a blast from the past. If you're under 50 you probably won't remember this but I remember like it was yesterday. I found this book in a drawer the other day and boy did it bring back memories. I can even remember reading it in school. This is the 1946-47 Edition and when I was in the first grade I played Sally when we reenacted the stories. Is this making you feel really old about now??? How many of you read this book when you were in the first grade? I'm going to try to find some time tomorrow to do some stamping, but if it doesn't happen I'll see if I can find something really old to share with you.......Thanks for looking....Rita

Monday, August 11, 2008

Company Coming

Good evening friends and family. I guess you've noticed I haven't posted anything since last Tuesday. Well, there's a reason for that. I haven't had time to do any stamping. We're having company come from out of state tomorrow and I've just been too busy getting my house in order. I won't be posting anything the rest of this week but I promise to have something to share next week. I hope you are all well and enjoying what's left of the summer. It sure was short wasn't it? Anyway, have a Blessed week and come back next Monday to see what I have to share.
Thanks for stopping by........Rita

Tuesday, August 05, 2008


Another neglected embellishment is the lonely Brad. They come in lots of colors and are easy to apply, so why don't I get them out and use them more often???? This is the card I made for my Uncle and as you can see I actually put some Brads on it. See how they added that little extra umph to an otherwise boring card? Thanks for looking and have a great evening......Rita

Monday, August 04, 2008


I have a LOT of punches and several of them are being neglected. This is one of them, the Photo Corner Punch. I love this punch so why don't I use it more often? Anyway, this card was done using a photo taken of the sky and stamped on with Staz-On ink. The stamp set used was Lovely as A Tree and I don't remember which set the sentiment came from. This one didn't turn out as well as I would have liked so I have another one planned as soon as I decide which stamp set to use. Have a great evening and thanks for looking............Rita