Monday, December 24, 2007

I can't believe I've disappeared for so long... so sorry

What do you think of this? A friend got it in a swap and I just love the way they did cold play with no face and the carrot going straight up..
All the goodies she got were from a swap she was in on splitcoaststampers. It's been a while since I've been in a good swap so I might just have to check them out over there. For all of you that don't know what I'm talking about, if you are looking for great ideas to case and have plenty of time to look go to
Now here is the famous pig that paints. He has been on Oprah, Regis and Kelly and I can't remember where else... but now be honest. Would you really pay for a painting like this go do your own?????? This pig has his own brush and everything. lol
Well, Christmas is just around the corner and then we head out the next day for Missouri I've got 3 books to pick from and Amanda just wants to see you boy friend. So I guess the parents get the chance to meet as well. But seeing as the clock says 3:30 I think I'd better go off to bed... and that is pm not am.... night...oops morning

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Book mark... a little extra gift for that big reader on your Christmas list

Elegant Bookmark

This would make a great addition to that book you were planning to give for Christmas. Some genius on SCS came up with it; I take no credit! It's made using the gorgeous satin ribbon from the Holiday Mini. I used Chocolate Chip. I recommend starting with 12". I folded each edge over twice (using Sticky Strip) to prevent fraying. Each end has 2 scallop circles punched from Brushed Gold cardstock. For the other piece, I stamped Baroque Motifs in Chocolate Chip onto Shimmery White cardstock. Then I sponged Creamy Caramel on it to make it beige. Everything is stuck down securely with Sticky Strip so it will hold up to use.
I found this on another blog by Jana Emmert

Monday, November 26, 2007

Thanksgiving is gone again for another year

The big question I have is where has the time gone. I can't believe that November is almost over. I went and did my craft show after Thanksgiving and it was a very full day. We'll just have to see if any of the contacts are good. I think I have a workshop on the 10th of December.
and hopefully I'll have some new class mates.
Well I was going to add a picture here but it doesn't want to let me do it... sorry guys.
I'm not sure how much I'll be around this week as my friend in Virginia died and I'm headed
that way. We know that she has gone to be with the Lord and is at peace.
You all take care now.

Thursday, November 8, 2007

class next thurs.

Next Thursday November 15th at 6:30
I'll be doing this class. It's $12. without my frame and $15.00 with my frame... So come and put together your family and have fun figuring out who is who..
My frame is a 5x7 but if you have a really big family, I do have 6x12.... I'm not sure if I'd want to do my sister's and brother's. There are 10 of us.... Call me or email and have so fun....

Friday, November 2, 2007

I guess it's time I try and get something new going

Hey everyone I'm still here... sorry it's been crazy but yup, I'm still around..I was asked to update this but my mind is Don't say it... I know you are thinkin she doesn't have a mind... you would be correct there as Hope you are getting a laugh out of this...can't add a picture as it's not doing anything but saying error eror....grrrrr.

Thursday, October 18, 2007

It's been a while...

Sorry I haven't been around but hey, the beach was that's not right. The beach was "GREAT!!!!" Ok here is sunrise at the beach. It only took me from Friday to Monday to relax but hey I got out of that real fast as I had to come home on tuesday. lol
Remember I have Christmas card classes sunday oct. 21st at 2:00pm and Friday oct. 26th at 6:30pm give me a call and I'll get you in.

Sunday, October 7, 2007

And the winner is?????

For my Halloween punch card the winner is????????
Pat, you did it. The correct punches were (the grass was a
leaf that wasn't stampin up but I didn't have anything else
to use for that.) circle punch (which I gave to you if you
said 1 1/4 or 1 3/8)
tag punch, round tab, word window, key tag and the one
some got wrong was designer label.... yes you would use the
ticket punch but then you woul have to cut out a piece of
paper first but sorry ladies I didn't give you that one...
designer label punch was the one I used...
So Pat I'll be emailing you a choose of stamps for you to pick from.

Saturday, October 6, 2007

Man have I arrived.... check this out

Twice in one week. Can you believe it... I made it again.
Happy Birthday to me, Happy Birthday to
This is just great.
This was one of the punch cards I did, when I was doing the punch classes.

Friday, October 5, 2007

I have finally

This is my first card to show up on the Stampin' Up! website that only demonstrators can see... YIPPIE!
I didn't even see it at first it took Carol to point it out. But it's so cool when my mind connected back to my This was a very simple card I put together as a swap for convention.
I will post the winner tomorrow as to who won the stamp set and which set it will be. I've only had 6 people join in on this and only half of them are right...You are going to kick yourself when you see where you made your mistake. and no changing your answers now. So I'm not going to say who won and who didn't.

Saturday, September 29, 2007

Happy Halloween .... a bit early

Ok can you tell which punches I used in this card?? What do you think, I need a Holiday card to submit to the State fair... Should I go with this one of do a Christmas one?
Ok, we'll have a game, within the next week how many people can get all the punches used in this card will be entered to win a free stamp set...Which stamp set, you might ask.... I've got a few left over from SAB, and hostess sets. I'll let you pick after you have won. Happy Haunting.

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

To 'Dye' For

First I have to say this all came from Heather at
She has some great ideas and totally amazing things on there.
To 'Dye' For
How fun is this.....glitter dying!!! Sometimes I'm a bit hesitant about a new technique or idea but this is SO easy and SO cool!!! Here goes:

Step #1: Gather your supplies. You'll need a little container (eyelet or brad containers work great!!!), a reinker, Dazzling Diamonds glitter and a tooth pick.

Step #2: Put one drop of reinker and 2 drops of water into your container and mix them together.

Step #3: Pour in about 1/2 a teaspoon of Dazzling Diamond glitter into the container. You can either put the lid on and shake or stir it up with a tooth pick. (*TIP* I rubbed my embossing buddy all over the container before I started so the glitter wouldn't completely stick to the sides)

Step #4: After you shake it up add about another teaspoon of glitter to the container and either shake or stir. It is important to get it all mixed in together. Because you are adding moisture ot the glitter it will become 'fluffy'. I left my container open in the sunlight for an afternoon to make it a bit less fluffy (the heat removed some of the moisture).

Now it's time to make your card! Here's how I use glitter on cards:

Step #1: Stamp your image. I used Stazon ink for this image so it wouldn't bleed when I apply the 2 way glue. Colour in the image using the 2 way glue pen whereever you would like the glitter to stick.

Step #2: Sprinkle (okay, if you're like me....pour) the glitter onto the image and shake it around a bit so it all gets covered. Pour extra glitter back into the container.

Step #3: Create your card using your glittered image. Try not to rub the glitter until the glue has completely set.

For this card, Heather used:
Stamp Sets: Warm Words, Bugs and Kisses
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black, Silver
Have fun making your 48 varieties of glitter!!!

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

World Card Making Day

October 6th I'm having a party at my
Ok, so World Card Making Day may not be a party
making day but hey, me having a birthday is..
So it's a two in one day. Come for the card making
and stay for the birthday cake.

Oct. 6th 1:00pm-4:00pm 10 for $10 class
call to register for this class. 827-5310

Saturday, September 22, 2007

Check out China

Here is the website that Philip has put up with some of his
China pictures. He only has two days up but he has a bunch
of pictures and he will be getting the ones from the others
that were on the trip.
Some of the pictures won't upload completely but they turned
out pretty good.

Monday, September 17, 2007

Oh so quiet

Well, took Philip to the airport this morning so that he could go off to China. Amanda and I sure hope he takes more than 6 pictures this time. That's about all he took when he went to Japan. Can you believe that?? Amanda said we should glue the camera to his face. hahaha Oh well, we'll see how many pictures he comes back with this time. Hope you have a great day to one and all who read this. thanks Rita

Sunday, September 16, 2007

Great weekend

What a wonderful day. It's nice and cool all day but the sun was still out. It was wonderful.
I really have to thank Deena for this card as I copied it from her. I remember making so many of these when I was doing the craft thing.
Ingredients: Creamy Caramel, Close to Cocoa, Chocolate Chip, and Whisper White cardstock; Close to Cocoa, Pumpkin Pie, and Creamy Caramel ink pads. Tag, Square, 3/16" corner rounder, and word window punches; Chocolate Chip Taffeta Ribbon.

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Is it only Tuesday....

Well, no cards or pictures today. So daughter is so excited today she couldn't stand it. Why you may ask...well, at her college you have to pass a swimming test or you don't graduate. Don't ask me why but, her and her new roommate (#3 already this year, and no it wasn't her choice--well this one is her choice) were really scared that they wouldn't make it as they don't like the deep end. But they both will be partying for a while I do believe as they both amazed themselves and passed the pretest that they did today.... So now I got to make a card to say congrats...just wish I knew what I could make and that my back would hold up...
I'm off for an MRI tomorrow and I really hate closed in places... but they don't have an open one close by or one that I could get an appointment in less than I'm doing good...NOT...give me a couple pain killers
have a good night...bye for now

Sunday, September 9, 2007

twice in one day.... wow

Ok so these are the 2 cards that I am going to do for thanksgiving and halloween.... the thanksgiving one is a scatch and sniff but I'll have to call Catherine to find out what she used. The other one is so cool as a spinner card..... yup going to have fun...yes, yes yes....

Christmas show a thing of the past.... well this weekends

Ok Christmas show is over for today so maybe I should get back to the

I love this set that hits all the seasons. It's a stamp set called a tree for all seasons. I've got to get something on the calendar for Halloween/Thanksgiving class.. But just can't think of what I want to do... I found something today... I'm casing it from someone else of

Wednesday, September 5, 2007

two days in a

What do you think? I'm on again in less than 24 hours. What about this card... I'm getting to really like black and white cards. They really stand out and are very crisp looking...if that makes One of these days I'm going to try and put cards on here that have a recipe to them as well... maybe even a techinque or two.
Ok now that I can go to bed I'm going to crash for the night. later.

Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Christmas Show at fairgrounds

Can you believe it that Christmas Shows are already starting. But then again it's Sept. and it's really not that far off... let's see how many days is it??? I have no idea. Carol and I have been doing Christmas cards all last week.. well all but the day I went and had a migraine. What fun, NOT!!!!! got another one tonight but Carol told me that I have to blog or else... I think she said or
So if you aren't doing anything this weekend and would love to come by the fairgrounds and see me I'll be there Saturday from 10-2. Come by and buy all of Carol's and my cards... Please..
I hope you like my white hibiscus..(hope this is spelled right). This one is 10 inches across and just about everyone that I have come up each year get to that size... I think it's called a dinner plate size or something. Even in the heat they still came up this year and I didn't water them.
that is why everything is so dead around here.

Thursday, August 16, 2007

ScrapPink Breast cancer

Good morning everyone. I have to think in this day and time that just about everyone knows someone who has had breast cancer or at least a scare. On September 29th at my house I'm going to have a breast cancer fund raiser. The $20 fee to come will be paid in advance and $10 plus 20% of all orders goes to breast cancer. You don't have to scrapbook on this day you can
even do card making if you want. The time is 11:00AM-5:00PM I am going to order subs from subway for lunch. I'm going to also put out my stamps and you are welcome to use my stampin' up! products. Below is a 12x12 page I made from our convention last month. Still have to add some journaling to it but it didn't turn out half bad. I'll post more about this event later.
Theme this year is "DREAM BIG" My dream is Hawaii, which is our incentive trip this year.

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Anyone ready for Christmas or "SNOW"?????

I got up early this morning and it was so nice outside that I just wanted to work in my flower gardens...only trouble is I've never gotten a chance to do that at all this summer and besides I had to go to have an oil chance and new brakes.
So what do you think of this card? Nope I didn't do it but it was a swap card from convention and I think it just might be one I do for Christmas.
Hope you like it as much as I do.

Friday, August 10, 2007

When I'm not stamping I'm out having even more fun

Like I said when I'm not stamping I'm out having even more fun. I did this a few years ago and then never went back as I had no one to go with me. hahah. My daughter had friends here for the week and I knew the guys would love to just go climb a wall...isn't it great. I didn't think I had it in me since I've not done much in the last 3 years that would give me the leg/arm strength to do rockclimbing. But like before it was the best and yes I'm sore today big time. But I'm not going to let me worry about that as I just found out I don't have to worry about going with anyone any more I can do it all myself. fun fun fun ...
If you have never given it a try and want to have someone to go with you.... Give me a call... And yes that is me as you can only really see my big butt....

What do you think is this picture upside right or upside down??/?? This is a cave where you can blouder... as you just climb around all you want. so we decided to climb across the I think I'm going to try and go more often as I really do enjoy doing this... so anyone want to go call me.... it's a high you won't soon forget.

Tuesday, August 7, 2007

wow it's been a while... sorry everyone

Man where does the time go. Here is a group of demonstrators. That of course each and everyone can be just as crazy as the next.... oops wait Stephanie's in the front left and in the yellow is her mom and she isn't a demonstrator, but we'll still keep her. After all she gave us Stephanie.
This picture was taken the first night together at convention in Denver. I think we were taking this picture for Stephanie as she came in late and the rest of us were her rent-a-friends... The picture had to do with making a scrapbook page with your friends. and of course we are all in pj's.

See our mess??? Kristen, Leigh and myself doing the make & takes the first night... yup in our pj's... ok so everyone else wore their new pj's they got at convention but I'm the odd man out.
Ok, it's way to late for me to be up so as I've got company I'd better get to bed so that I can take them around town tomorrow.

Saturday, July 21, 2007

Harry Potter is alive

Last night I was up til after midnight and it's the first time I actually wasn't doing stamping or scrapbooking. I can't believe that Barnes and Noble was a wild time to party at last night. Crazy as can be, but I have to say it was fun.... I didn't make one contact after talking to so many people.

Today I need to get packed and ready for Denver, Also as it's last minute I'll have to make a few more cards to take with me. If I didn't it wouldn't be convention time...haha This flower punch card is one I'm taking to convention. I have taken close to 200 to convention the last two years and I've only got 67 right now. Boy do I need to get to work...Later

Friday, July 20, 2007

another scrapbook page

Ok if this doesn't work this time I'm really going to scream and there isn't anyone her to hear it. It's the third time I've put it on here but it's out in cyber space somewhere... if anyone fines it please let me know... thanks

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Cased Leigh's 6x6

A total case of a 6x6 but I like the way it turned out. Thanks Leigh. Amanda sure did have fun with all her cake on her first birthday... she only had three of them. lol

Monday, July 16, 2007

count down to convention

I am so getting ready for convention. One workshop/class tonight and I'm going to start packing. lol I leave next monday and will be gone until July 29th. Then even more fun as I have almost back to back workshops (the 31st of july then August 3rd and 4th) All of course wanting scrapbooking so if I'm not good at it yet I just might be before August is done.

This is the new punch box and next month if you purchase it you also get 30 free love notes...(love notes are cards and envelopes that are about 3x3 in size) They will be in 3 different colors and the colors areWild Wasabi, Purely Pomegranate, and So Saffron two of which are this years in colors. If you would like a better picture of the punch box and stamps you can check the online catalog at Well, I'm off to finish packing my bag for tonights class and then sit and relax for a bit.

Have a great Monday everyone. Rita

Saturday, July 14, 2007

Man where has the time gone.

Carol this is for you more than anyone.... Just cause you got your blog going I had to add or is that update mine. Why am I doing this at am.. grrrrrrr....

Went to Charlie goodnights comedy club last night and man those guys are so good but sooooooo bad.... and my daughter got all the jokes and it was supposed to be PG....haha...not likely. But yes they were funny.

Ok I found a scrapbook page I did with Amanda but you can't tell I used chalk on the pumpkin and her face. and those other faces are older stampin' up! stamps. The top was done with a baby wipe and reinkers. then with the journaling area I crumpled it up....

So why is it I don't think I can do scrapbooking. hmmmm going to have to work on that.


Tuesday, June 19, 2007

who has time to clean...and if you clean when do you

Well who has time to clean... I can just about get to my key board after that it's
crazy as ever......what do you think time to clean up this mess? You didn't see what all I spent doing to clean up a bunch of stuff that just piled..... and of course I over did it... and man is it hot in

Tuesday, June 12, 2007


hi ladies, I hear you about the blog. I got into it because of my stampin coach who said it's a great way to keep up with your customers. so I finally broke down and gave in and did the blog. Not that I know to much about what I'm doing yet but I hope to get into it soon.

John has some great ideas and he keeps me going more than I do myself. I only have a problem when we have conference at 10pm eastern time. I always want to fall asleep. lol But he is a great teacher

Monday, June 11, 2007

Father's Day

Here is a frame I did last year for Father's day.
Doesn't take much to put it together and it's a lot of fun.

been a while

Spring has come right into summer but thought you would like this cute card. Last weekend went to Virginia for the weekend. Had a great time. They had a contest going on who raised the most money had to kiss a pig. Actually they weren't the ones raising the money. Now I've got to find out who won the They had 3 ladies who were going to try and set it up so that it was a 3 way tie. when I get a picture I'll post it for you...but for now good night.sweet dream

Wednesday, May 30, 2007

I wanted to share a couple of my cards with you.

This is one of my lastest cards and the lady I made it for just loved it. The front of course was all punched but the inside no way had to cut that out and it wasnt' very good.... But it's still cute. Have to share a dream I had last night.. First of course it woke me up at 2:30am and I couldn't go back to sleep. But then again in the dream I got what I wanted. Because of a mistake a group of us in this area were able to go on cruise come March 2008 without making all the requirements. Now isn't that just a giggles.
This year coming Hawaii here we come. I've been making my calls and I've got 2 new workshops on the book. Which I was beginning to wonder after surgery but Lord willing and he keeps opening those doors I'll have those 6 workshops for July and every month. And all the new recruits I need. Thanks for listening. Rita

Sunday, May 27, 2007

Happy Memorial weekend

Well long time no hear from me. So sorry everyone...

Well I had my first punch class and with 10 people signed up I was looking forward to a great class... I ended up forgetting the colors of card stock and stumbling thru the whole class.

It sure has been a long time since I've done a class/workshop.

Where I'd like to be this weekend is at the beach with a bunch of friends.

Friday, May 18, 2007

adorable frog

Now isn't this just the cutest frog you have ever seen. Ok he is a whole lot cuter than the ones I used to cut up in high
how's every one doing?? Sue sure do hope your hubby is hanging in there...bear with me in keeping up with my Blog. it's going to take a bit on my part to make it here...
It's been 3 weeks since the surgery and I'm doing great... just can't wait til I can hit the road
and go go

Sunday, May 13, 2007

Mother's Day may13

Now this was a mother's day I don't think I'll forget very easy.
I made cards to my mom, mother-in=law and my second
only thing was that I didnt' tell them how to open it, let alone I didn't
write on it.. it's double slider card and there really isn't a place to write
unless you do it on the mother in law is 90 and she was the
only one who didn't figure it out... ok I'm a little
don't say it... I always have been..haha
Hope everyone had a great day.

Thursday, May 10, 2007

Finally I joined

I can't believe I did this but seems that everyone is a blogger these days. Got to stay up with the times.
It's been a long day and I havent' done a thing... so bad of me.
I'm almost ready for my first class sense surgery and I think I messed up as it's Memorial weekend when I'm doing it. The card I posted is one of the cards I'm making at the class.
I'll keep this short as I don't have much to say today. Maybe tomorrow will be a brighter day.