Dec 29, 2009
Dec 8, 2009
The muslin bags and gift card are stamped with Violette Palette Ink using the Watercolor Plants Stamp Set. The "for you" sentiment on the card is from my often used Tag Tidbits Stamp Set.
Use these sachets to freshen up the sweater, coat, hat, or mitten drawers - even that gym bag can benefit from a lavender sachet! Lavender also has calming effects so use at night, when you have a headache, or when you are stressed!
Thanks for stopping by...
-Not being on the road during the snow storm we are getting!
-The wonderful scent of lavender
-The pot roast in the slow cooker
-Sweatshirts and turtlenecks - they are so comfy on cold, winter days
-My neighbor who will be shoveling my snow in the morning
Dec 7, 2009
Dec 2, 2009
This afternoon I finally got in some good playing time with my new Gypsy!! And as you can tell, I went crazy making snowmen - 10 to be exact!.
These cute snowmen are about 4 inches high. The base is cut from white cardstock. the scarves, mittens, hats, vests, and sweaters are all from the Lilly Anna paper collection. I used copic markers for the faces and some of the buttons. The edges are lightly distressed with Beaux Arts Blue Palette Ink. And, last but not least, I also used the Stardust Glitter Pen on the noses and buttons.
-The lab tech who knows how to take blood without pain
-Panera's Hazelnut Coffee
-My new Gypsy
-Hot chocolate with whip cream - so nice on a chilly night
-The flock of geese landing on the pond
Nov 23, 2009
Nov 15, 2009
Nov 1, 2009
Thank you to everyone who took the time to post a comment about Gratitude! As I read through all of the comments, the Gratitude Quote that touched me the most was this one:
At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us. Albert Schweitzer
I appreciate those who have touched my life in many ways - some in very big ways and some in passing. Indeed, I have been inspired by so many over the years!
And who submitted this quote? Well, 2 people actually included it in their comments: Happygifting and Patti J. I will be sending both of you Gratitude Blog Candy!
Thanks for stopping by....
-Quality Time in my sewing room
-The fall colors - yes, there are a few brilliant leaves this year
-A 25 hour day (any way we could get an extra hour more than once a year?)
-Lavendar Sachets (I'm making some. They smell oh so good! Watch for a post soon)
Oct 14, 2009
I made a set of notecards with the Perky Penguins stamp set. The coloring is my first attempt at using the Copics. And the trim on the hat sparkles after using the Stardust Glitter Pen!
I absolutely love these things called Copics! They are so easy to work with and the results were fantastic. Now I have to rearrange the budget to get some more sets!
-Mr. Brown, a.k.a. UPS - he brought me my copics
-The Angel Company, for many reasons, but today it is for offering the Copic Promotion
-A day with minimal interruptions
-The sun is peeking out - hopefully it will stay!
-Chicken Wild Rice Soup - so glad it makes a ton, love the leftovers
-Fabric - gotta go play with the bargains I found yesterday
-Today - isn't everyday an abundance!
Sep 28, 2009
And Dee, thank you so much for organizing the event. It was a lot of fun. And the creativity is just so awesome on ETSY!
And now for the winner of my $15 Gift Certificate! It is... Earthbound Creations!
Have a great day...
-The mess in my sewing room - it means I got to play in there for the whole afternoon!
-The red sumac - one of my favorites in the fall
-Cardio, Balance, and Strength Class
-The flexibility of very large tree limbs during the strong winds we've been having - I think it's a life lesson from nature
Sep 25, 2009
A little about me: My name is Rita. I am a multi-crafter in that I love to stamp and I love to scrapbook and I love to quilt and I love to do many other crafts! So in my shop you will find a wide variety of items.
Here are a few of my shop favorites:
This is my Felted Wool Coin Purse that is handstitched! It is my latest addition and I am in the process of making more in different colors.
I have been making table runners from Moda's "Peace on Earth" fabric collection. This is one of my favorites - I love the spiral effect. The shop includes 2 other table runners of different designs with this fabric collection. I am also making Ditty Bags with this collection too
So what is a Ditty Bag? This is a Ditty Bag! It is a small bag to carry whatever in your purse, tote, or backpack.
Free shipping for everything in my shop this weekend - just enter "EXPO" in the comments! Offer good through Sunday September 27.
Please leave a comment for this post! If you do, you will be entered into a drawing for a $15 Gift Certificate to my shop. If you start to follow me - Rita Wetzel - on Twitter and Facebook, you will get an extra entry for each. Already follow me? Just let me know in your comment and you'll get extra entries too! Must be completed by Sunday September 27. I will announce the winner on the 28th
Thanks again for stopping by. Be sure to visit my shop. And please visit the other vendors too!!
-Sighting not one, but two, flocks of turkeys
-The nice rain we had today
-Dee, the host of the Fall Expo
-A day of crafting
-My pesky cat
Sep 15, 2009
Sep 12, 2009
Photos go on the right hand side of each page. The left side has the die cuts and journaling boxes.
I cut down the spine of the chipboard album to get individual pages. Then I bound it with the Bind-It-All, This allows the album to expand in thickness as embellishments, memorabilia, and photos are added.
Thanks for Stopping By...
-A lazy, relaxing day
-Time to read
-Ice cold water
-The cats - they are napping again!
Sep 10, 2009
I'm still stuck on pink and black today! This flamingo is one of our Exotic Birds! I colored the bird and greenery with H2O Pencils and the Tombow Blending Pen!
The greeting is from Label Lingo again - the fantastic Level D Hostess set!
Other products included are: Toodle Loo Cardstock Collection, Black Cardstock, and Black and White Ribbon.
Thanks for stopping by...
-The new stop sign on the corner that will slow down traffic
-Paper Play Time
-My favorite season - fall - it's almost here
Sep 9, 2009
Sep 5, 2009
The stamp is Vintage Santa. I used Burnt Umber Palette Ink and Transcendence Embossing Powder on the image and greeting. I colored the image with Aquacolor Crayons.
And the paper - that's the Willoughby Paper and Cardstock Collection along with some Ivory Cardstock!
Have a safe Labor Day Weekend!
Thanks for stopping by...
-A low key and relaxing day
-Two finished table runners
-A nice long walk around the neighborhood
-One more box of craft supplies organized (but oh so many to go yet)
-A day of playing with fabric and paper/ink - how much better does it get than this
Sep 2, 2009
This 3x3 card features the Rustic Chic paper collection from The Angel Company along with the Hats Off stamp set.
I stamped the image with Burnt Umber and then used PrismaColor Pencils to color the image and shade the edges of the muslin fabric.
The card is embellished with brads and the new Turquoise Scrappers Floss. And the new Corner Chomper does wonders in rounding corners through multiple layers of cardstock and paper - it's an awesome tool!
Thanks for stopping by!!
-My sister's happy dance - she won a really nice gift certificate
-Good progress made on more Halloween Table Runners
-Hardy indoor plants that survive being ignored (they finally got watered today)
-A nice chat with one of my downline
-The electric bill - with the nice weather this summer it hasn't been an outlandish one
Aug 31, 2009
A couple of years ago, I participated in a traveling paper-self round robin. We each created "ourselves" out of paper. Our paper self was then sent to each participant who took pictures of their environment and day-to-day activities with our Paper Self tagging along! It was a hoot!
I found my Paper Self hiding out in one of my storage containers and thought I'd showcase her today!! She is fashioned out of Uptown Girl Paper, brads, buttons, scrappers floss, wiggly eyes, and gems! As you can see, the arms and legs move - I attached them to the body with brads!
-A weekend of stamping and scrap booking with good friends
-Absolutely fantastic weather for August - it's almost like fall
-Artichoke Dip with Peta Chips
-Blueberry French Toast Bake
- A nice dinner with Yuki and Zip from Texas
Aug 23, 2009
Happy Stamping and Scrapping
-Freshly Mowed Lawn
-Yummy Turtle Brownies
-A beautiful Augusts day - it was almost fall-like
-The anticipation of crisp mornings, evenings, and fall colors
Aug 18, 2009
It is made of cuddly fleece and is stuffed with polyester crafters stuffing.
The eyes and nose are the kind that screw into a heavy plastic holder on the inside of the puppy - they aren't sewn or glued!
Check out my ETSY site for this puppy dog and other creations!
-Catching up with a good friend
-A nice walk
-A beautiful sunny day with nice temps
-Progress with ribbon organization
Aug 16, 2009
happy stamping and scrapping
-A nice rain overnight
-A great afternoon with Christine, Ellie, and Julie
-Realized in time that this blog post was due today and not the 19th!!
-Chicken Salad - recipe compliments of Chris F.
-My sewing room - it is almost ready to sew in again!!
Aug 6, 2009
Be sure to click on the lower right hand corner (on the actual home page) and enter to win a Toodle Loo Collection (paper, hardware, ribbon) and the Level D Label Lingo Hostess Set. This is what I used to create the Back to School Backpack and books!
Happy Stamping and Scrapping
-A great day visiting with a wonderful friend
-Chocolate Chip Cookies
-Time to read a good book
-The tutorial that inspired my contest winning entry
Aug 4, 2009
And now, the drum roll please.....
The winner of my blog candy is none other than.....
Penni - visit her at Lazy Cats Cards
Penni - please send me your address to firstname.lastname@example.org and I will get your candy in the mail!
Happy Stamping and Scrapping everyone,
-The kind words I've received on my blog
-The new blogs that I've recently discovered
-The bedroom is finally de-cluttered!!
-Emails from a good friend keeping me uptodate where she's at on her vacation - keep having fun Y & Z
-Another nice summer day
Aug 2, 2009
This card has 3 stamping different techniques:
- I used Tombow Markers on the Sprigs Stamp - green on the stems and pink on the flowers. Remember to "huff" on the stamp before stamping on the cardstock! (This restores any moisture that may have been lost during coloring the entire stamp,)
- I used the 3rd Generation Stamping Technique on the greeting. To achieve this, stamp once, move the stamp slightly and stamp again and then move and stamp one more time!
- The background stamping on the cardstock uses the stamping off technique. I inked the stamp with the marker, stamped on scratch paper once, then stamped a couple of times on the cardstock.
And remember I also have Blog Candy...check the July 31 post!!
Happy Stamping and Scrapping
-Great mowing and weeding weather early in the day
-Thunder and lightening off in the distance - maybe we will get some rain
-Time to play with stamps
-Grocery shopping - I missed the crowds!