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.