Friday, January 30, 2009

Me, me, me.....

My friend Adrian at has challenged me to make a list of 25 little known things about me. I'm supposed to tag 25 more friends to do the same on their blogs but I don't want to offend anyone so if you're reading this consider yourself tagged. This was a lot harder than I thought it would be so I gave it my best shot. If you don't get bored and read all the way through there will be a card at the bottom I thought I would share with you today. OK, here goes.....
1. I am a born again Christian and proud of it.
2. I've been married 41 years to the same man.
3. I love to craft, mostly rubber stamping and scrapbooking.
4. I suffer from chronic pain.
5. I love to read. Sometimes I have 3 books going at the same time.
6. I listen to only Christian music.
7.I'm afraid of tornadoes.
8. I hate my body. It needs a major over haul.
9. I don't like to do housework.
10. I've never had poison ivy, I tried to get it one time but it didn't take.
11. I played the violin in grade school.
12. My favorite subject in High School was Math.
13. I hitch hiked once. I was with my dad, brother and sister coming home from Indiana and the car broke down.
14. The farthest country I've ever been to is Canada, and that was just across the border.
15. I'm very competitive....Winning is everything!
16. I'm very emotional. I even cry during commercials on TV.
17. I'm not hard to get along with.
18. I'm not a morning person. Don't talk to me for at least a half hour to give me time to wake up.
19. I'm also not a night owl. I'm usually asleep by 10:30 every night.
20. I'm allergic to everything in the air.
21. I sneeze 20+ times during a sneeze attack. I've been known to get started at the grocery in the detergent aisle.
22. I have my own checking account.
23. I was born in the year of the Rooster.
24. The candles on my next birthday cake will be able to boil 7.31 ounces of water.
25. On my next birthday I will be 3,339 weeks old.

OK, I promised a card and here it is. I did this on my snow day using Treasure Life from Close to my Heart.

Thanks for getting this far and reading my list of little known facts about me. Have a super weekend, stay safe and warm.

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Got Snow????

We really got dumped on here. The last I heard it was 12" total before it finally quit at noon yesterday. So you ask, what do you do when you can't get out? You make cards of course, and that's just what I did. I made this one using three different stamp sets and my Slice die cutting machine. I cut the bird out using the Fall/School design card and glued it to the Whisper White card stock. The stamps I used are Treasure Life from Close to my Heart and In the Spotlight & Fresh Cuts from Stampin' Up......Now scroll down for some snow pictures... This is our neighbor, he always comes over and plows out our driveway. He is such a blessing.

I took this one of the back yard while it was still snowing. Thanks for looking and try to stay warm.......Rita

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

First Card Leftovers

This is the card I made using the leftovers from yesterdays card. So, which one do you like best?
Thanks for looking..........Rita

Monday, January 26, 2009

Playing With My Slice

I was playing around with my Slice today and made this card.
The purple is the front flap and the pink is the inside. I put pink glitter on the cutout to add some sparkle. The ribbon is pink although it looks white. I had a lot of fun with this one and will show you tomorrow what I did with the leftover piece. I love my Slice!!!!
Thanks for stopping by........Rita

Friday, January 23, 2009

Hooray for Friday!

Thought I would share these Valentine cards I made the other day using the retired Have A Heart stamp set from SU. I just love this little elephant.....Thanks for looking and have a warm and wonderful weekend....Rita

Thursday, January 22, 2009

I'm Still Here

We made these cute little back pack boxes at Stamp Club last weekend. Isn't it just too cute???? You can fill it with candy, cards, gift items or anything you can think of that will fit inside. The small pocket on the front could hold a gift card. I thought this one would be cute for Valentines Day filled with candy and a small card. Here's a view of the other side.......................

And this is the front.......Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, January 19, 2009

Think Spring

At least we can dream about spring. It's still very cold here and I am getting really tired of freezing. I hope you are all keeping warm and if you aren't maybe this little butterfly will help. I made this card the same day as the one I posted Friday using the same colors but different layout. The stamp rocked a little leaving that line under the butterfly, pretend you don't see it. The butterfly stamp comes from Flight of the Butterfly and all supplies are from SU. Thanks for stopping by....Rita

Friday, January 16, 2009


This is one of my favorite layouts. If you remember I did a card using this one a while back, same colors too. Anyway, the lighthouse is from one of my TAC sets that I like really well. I don't know the name of the set since it wasn't marked when I got it (bought it on SCS). The sentiment came from SU's Best Yet as did the card stock, ribbon and brads. Colors used are Purely Pomegranate, Old Olive, Taken with Teal and Pumpkin Pie Prints DSP.
It was 20 below zero at my house this morning and hasn't warmed up much since then. I'm trying to stay warm, hope you are all staying inside and doing the same. Have a great weekend and thanks for stopping by..............Rita

Wednesday, January 14, 2009


I posted this card last week and thought it really needed something, so I added a button to the center. What do you think? Better huh? This is the card I made for a little girl I used to watch. I used the Scallop Punch for the faces and assorted circle punches for the eyes, nose and mouths. Big Birds beak is from the Five Petal Punch. I really had fun making this card. Thanks for looking........Rita

Update: I'm feeling better today, except for the pain, that's something I will have to learn to live with. I think the episode Monday was sinus related, this weather has really been hard on them and now I have a sinus headache. That I can handle. Thanks for your concerns. I saw my doctor last week and all is well heart wise. Now, if they could just fine a cure for Old Age!

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Nothing Going on Here

I wasn't feeling well yesterday so I didn't get any stamping done. It was really weird. I got out of bed and I felt like my balance was completely off. I almost fell down trying to walk across the room and then again in the bathroom. By the time I got to the living room I was so hot I actually started to sweat, and I almost never sweat. Then the nausea set in. I'm in pain just about every minute of the day so I certainly don't need this to go with it. Anyway, I got up this morning and was feeling 100 % better, my balance is back and no more nausea. I just wish it was that easy to get rid of the pain, getting old IS NOT FUN! So, since I didn't get anything stamped yesterday I thought I would just share this super simple Valentine Card I made using my Slice. This is just about as simple as it gets. The smudge must have come from the scanner, pretend you don't see it. I'll have something stamped to share tomorrow.
Thanks for stopping by...........Rita

Thursday, January 08, 2009

No Time to Stamp

Well I was right, I didn't get a chance to stamp today so I have nothing to share with you today. So I decided to show you why I didn't get a chance to stamp today. This is reason #1. Mackinsey, 18 months and a little needy today. She's usually a very good child and a pleasure to have around. Today was just one of those off days you sometimes get even with the best child...... Reason #2. Lilly, 3 months and fussy allllll day. This was her first day here and I guess she just wasn't adjusting well. I'll only have her one day a week and I'm hoping next week will be better. Don't you agree that these are the two cutest kids you've ever seen?

Now you know how I spend my days, so if I don't get around to posting you'll know why. I also have a 4 year old but I don't have a picture to post. I'll try to get one tomorrow.
Thanks for looking and have a great evening....Rita

Wednesday, January 07, 2009

Live Your Dream

OK, this is the last card using these colors and Designer Series Paper. I used the Live Your Dream stamp set on this one with Really Rust and Chocolate chip card stock. The DSP is Juntos and the ribbon is More Mustard. All supplies are from Stampin' Up. I'm not sure if I'll have time to stamp tomorrow.
I have three kids coming and one of them is only 3 months old so it will be tough trying to decide what to do, stamp, hold baby, stamp, play with baby, stamp, decisions, decisions I'm sure I'll make the right one. Thanks for looking......Rita

Monday, January 05, 2009

Live Your Dream

Good evening friends. I don't know about you, but 6am came awful early this morning. I was getting used to sleeping in until 8:30-9:00 every day, but then of course you don't get paid for that. It was nice having "my" little ones back.
Anyway, today's share is another card I made using the same colors and DSP as the last two cards. For this one I used the stamp set Live Your Dreams. This is another one of my favorite sets.....Thanks for looking~~Rita

Friday, January 02, 2009

Another Manly Card

It's Friday, and that means my vacation is almost over. I only have two more sleep in days. I really miss my little ones but I'm NOT looking forward to getting up a 6am again, oh well, one more year and I can retire.......Last night hubby and I went to dinner and a movie. We decided we wanted to see Benjamin Button so that's where we went. The movie was good and I would recommend it, no dirty language or violence and the only nudity was the back view of an old man. The only thing I didn't like was the length. It ran well over 2 hours, fifty minutes over to be exact. I think they could have shortened it a bit and still had a good movie......
Today's card is another one I did for the men. The cardstock is Always Artichoke, More Mustard, Whisper White and Chocolate Chip. DSP is Juntos. Stamps are from Wildlife Reserve and Warmest Regards. Everything is from Stampin' Up. Thanks for looking and have a super weekend. Until Monday, Blessings to you all.....Rita