Jul 31, 2009

Another Beautiful Day - Mojo Monday

Although it is Friday, any day is a good day for Mojo Monday! I just finished my card based on their sketch and here it is!

The paper collection is Amberly Grace and the stamp set is Beautiful Day (you can find this stamp set in the spring Serendipity).

Notice the photo corner in the upper left hand corner of the card. I used foam tape to give the photo corner, the scallop, and the greeting a bit of a 3D effect! The bird and grass have a touch of AquaColor Crayons applied with a Tombow Blender Pen. And the paper is distressed with VersaMagic Hint of Pesto - it goes so well with the lower piece of patterned paper on the card!

Happy Stamping and Scrapping


ps - check out my Blog Candy in the previous post!

Today's Abundance


-Progress, albeit slow, in cleaning the craft room

-Mojo Monday Site

-Public Libraries

-Blog Candy

Blog Candy!! 20,000 Hits!!

My blog is nearing 20,000 hits so it is time to celebrate with Blog Candy!! You will receive everything in the photo below!! All stamps and paper are from The Angel Company
  • Serendipity - (you can order from this Angel Company publication until the next spring publication is released in 2010)
  • Brighten My Day Paper Pack
  • Surf Shoppe Paper Pack
  • Pink Scrappers Floss
  • Pink/White Bazzill Wings
  • 3 full stamp sets - Oopsie Daisies, Fun Time, F is for Family
  • 2 oopsie stamps - one has a tropical theme and the other has a Christmas theme

Just leave a comment in this thread before Tuesday, August 4 at noon (CST) and a winner will be randomly selected after the deadline. Please - leave only 1 comment. If you leave multiple comments, you'll be disqualified.

Happy Stamping and Scrapping,
Today's Abundance
-Daisies - they are in full bloom
-French Toast
-Fresh Pineapple
-Blue Angels Air Show
-A relaxing day

Jul 19, 2009

Replenish Your Card Stash Blog Hop

Stacy over on Paperwings put together this fantastic Blog Hop for July. It is all about replenishing your card stash.! Thanks Stacy!

I used the Lilly Anna Paper Collection for all of my cards and a variety of stamp sets.

The first card features our new Sunday Stroll Set - it is simply adorable!

The green/blue tag on the background is from the sheet of tags that come with each our Soar With It Collections.

My second card used Tickled Pink - a fun, fun Flamingo stamp!

And for my third card to replenish my card stash, I went back to the Sunday Stroll Stamp Set.

I used a Brite Board Clip and scrappers floss to accent the sentiment.

Please check out the blogs of these fantastic Angels who also participated in this blog hop.!


Happy Stamping and Scrapping


Today's Abundance

-An afternoon of catching up with friends

-A successful New Catalogue Open House

-Another beautiful Minnesota Day

-Chocolate Pudding, Raspberries, and Whip Cream

-A lazy Sunday morning

Jul 15, 2009

Holly Jolly Card

I've finished my cards for my Christmas in July workshop! Yeah! This is a quick and simple card - 2 pieces of designer paper, cardstock for the card and the stamped image, a couple of buttons, a bit of scrappers floss, and some ink!

The card uses one of our new Purchase with Purchase Stamps: Holly Jolly. The paper is the Willoughby Designer Paper along with its coordinating Cardstock.

Three different VersaMagic Inks were used to create the stamped image: Jumbo Java, Red Brick, and Hint of Pesto.

The scoring around the brown cardstock and the light green stock was created with the new Scor-Bug Embosser - it is such a neat new tool to use with the Scor-Pal. I'm still getting used to it (if you look closely, you'll see a couple of oopsies on the card!)

And to finish it off, I used buttons from the Buttons & Blossoms with Scrappers Floss threaded through the holes.

Happy Stamping and Scrapping


Today's Abundance
-Sunshine and cool breezes
-Homemade Banana and Blueberry Bread - yummy
-Another ETSY sale - check out my store @ RitasCreationsOnEtsy.etsy.com
-The coolest Stick Witch Pattern
-A short nap

Jul 13, 2009

Mojo Monday - Everyday Events with Santa

This design is inspired by Mojo Monday #95. Check out the sketch for today on their site as well as all of the cards that have been submitted.

I choose this holiday theme because of all the "Christmas in July" sales and events that are being held here and there and every where! And in my part of the country, the stores are even starting to stock their shelves with holiday merchandise. It definetely is way to early to have Jingle Bells and Fa La La start running around in my head!

The paper, cardstock and ribbon are from the Amelia Collection. The stamp sets are Everyday Events and Date Disks! I've become hooked on Prisma Color Pencils and Odorless Mineral Spirits for coloring - this is how I colored in Santa!

Enjoy - I'm off to create some more!

Happy Stamping and Scrapping


Today's Abundance

-Had another sale in my ETSY store - yeah!

-Another beautiful sunny, summer Minnesota day (i.e. it isn't overly hot and humid)

-Chocolate Pudding

-Fresh blueberries

-French Toast

Jul 11, 2009

The Journey to 1,000 - You Could Win!!

Cuttlebug Spot is having a contest entitled "The Journey to 1,000." They are trying to reach 1,000 blog followers by the end of July. To enter go to their site, sign up as a follower and complete a few easy steps. You could be the lucky winner of a $1,000 gift certificate to Custom Crops (http://www.customcrops.com/)! Here's the link for all of the details - http://www.thecuttlebugspot.com/.

Happy Stamping and Scrapping


Today's Abidance
-A beautiful weekend
-Progress on decluttering
-A good day with my sister
-The blooming Tiger Lilly- mine is yellow
-Veggie Pasta Salad

Jul 9, 2009


This card has become a multi-purpose card! Don't you just love it when that happens!!

First, it is my card for the SP #5 Color Combo Challenge. Take a hop over to their site to see some fantastic cards made with similar colors!

Second, it is also my FREE Make N Take Card for my Angel Company New Catalgoue Open House and Stamp/Scrapbook Garage Sale on Saturday, July 18. If you're in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area be sure to email me (stamp2stamp2@yahoo.com) for details if you're interested in attending.

Toodles is the stamp set that is featured on the front and back covers of The Angel Company's 2009-2010 catalogue (see the sidebar to the right). This is another image from that stamp set! I used Prismacolor Pencils, Mineral Spirits, and Blender Stumps to color the image. Then I added some sparkles with the Stardust Clear Gelly Pen! Did you notice the Scrapper's Floss too - it is such a versatile embellishment and comes in many colors!

The cardstock is DCWV white core cardstock. The 8 1/2 x 11 cardstock has been discontinued by the manufacturer. As a result, The Angel Company has discounted their remaining inventory at 25% off remainder. I used Pink 2 and Blue 2!!

Check out all of the other Discontinued Products too - all are 25% off. (Scroll down to the bottom of my Products Page, click on Discontinued Accessories, and click on each of the categories.)

Happy Stamping and Scrapping


Today's Abundance

-A nice summer day - cool in the morning, warm by the afternoon, and cooling off again this evening

-A good night's sleep

-Iced coffee

-The new electrical cord for my old weed whacker - it's nice to have those weeds along the fence line somewhat under control

-Our new Angel Company Catalogue

Jul 4, 2009

Happy Birthday America!!

Sunday Stroll jumped into my hands as I sat down to create a 4th of July Card. So why this one? Well...

-The umbrella reminded me of the short, albeit, heavy rain storm that moved through here this afternoon!
-The cap reminded me of baseball, America's most beloved sport!
-The striped tie and shorts reminded me of the our our flag!
-The set comes with a "happy happy birthday to you!" greeting - Happy Birthday America!!
-Of course, I used red, white, and blue as the color scheme!
-And, I used the Stardust Clear Gelly Pen to add touches of glitter (think fireworks) to the umbrella, cap, tie, and belt buckle.

The card was colored with our Lyra Aqua Color Crayons using the Tombow Blender Pen. For the paper I picked out the Cha Cha paper Collection and Scarlet Red cardstock. And once again, I finished it off with my favorite embellishment - Scrapper's Floss.

Happy 4th of July


Today's Abundance
-Neighborhood 4th of July Parades
-The refreshing rain storm this afternoon
-Fewer weeds in my flower gardens (there's still more to get rid of though!!)
-A partially cleaned out pantry - I was in shock when I read some of the expiration dates
-Stamping time

Jul 3, 2009

Fairy Birthday

The new Fairy Birthday Stamp Set is just so cute! It's a perfect stamp for birthday cards and birthday scrapbook pages for all of our precious little girls! (Unfortunately these photos are a bit washed out - the colors are much more vibrant on the actual card.) The card uses the Toodle Loo Paper Collection and Prismacolor Color Pencils. The "shininess" is created with Crystal Lacquer. And, of course, I had to include my favorite embellishment - Scrappers Floss. Our new catalog is absolutely fantastic. It is 128 pages of stamps, designer paper, cardstock, inks, accessories, and a wealth of tips and projects. See the sidebar to the left to purchase your copy of $4.95 plus $3.00 s/h.!

Happy Stamping and Scrapping


Today's Abundance
-The UPS man - my first order from the new catalog arrived today
-My new frig
-Cold, refreshing water (it is much better than the tap water of the past few days)
-Fresh Raspberries
-The squirrels chasing each other up and down the tree


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