Sep 28, 2009

And The Winner Is......

Thanks you to everyone who took a peek at my ETSY shop over the weekend during the Fall Business Women's Online Expo hosted by Dee from Runako Designs.  Please stop by again!  The coffee is always on!!  LOL!!

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...


Today's Abundance

-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

-Book Club

-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

Fall Business Women's Online Expo

The Fall Business Women's Online Expo is today!!  Please stop by my booth (#4) today and those of fellow vendors.  You can find all of the participants by visiting our hostess Dee at Runako Designs.  

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!!


Today's Abundance

-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 22, 2009

All Things of Nature

All Things of Nature is one of my all time favorite stamp sets! I also used one of the Edge Designs stamps to help frame the beautiful bird on this card!

The images are embossed with Versamark and Black Embossing Powder. The image is colored with Aqua Color Crayons! (I can hardly wait until October when we start carrying the Copic Pens for coloring!!)

Other supplies include the Amberly Grace Designer Paper and cardstock. I distressed the edges of the paper with sponges and Black Palette Noir Ink.

Thanks for stopping by...


Today's Abundance

-Priairie Grass

-The 1st day of fall - my favorite season



-Fresh, crisp air in the morning


Sep 15, 2009


Aren't these penguins adorable!  This is the penguin from Wild for You!  After stamping the first penguin (the one in the middle), I then used the masking technique to stamp the remainder.

The sentiment - You Are Friends - is from Linear Sentiments.  I used a black Tombow Marker to ink up the words in the You Are Friends image, leaving off the lines above and below it.

The pink background paper is from Uptown Girl.  The ribbon is from our Black and White Ribbon Collection.  It is attached with a jewel brad.  And, yes, there is some scrappers floss attached to the brad too!

Thanks for stopping by.


Today's Abundance
-Beautiful fall flowers
-A good day with the sewing machine
-The cat (inside) watching the squirrel (outside) - the tail goes back and forth, back and forth, back and forth
-We don't know the details yet, but upcoming Angel promotions will include copics - can't wait to see the details
-Stuffed toys

Sep 12, 2009

My Hero Mini Album

I started this yesterday, 9/11, as a way of not forgetting the day that changed the course of America.

The album theme is My Hero! It is embellished with coordinating military die cuts associated with the Army. Die cuts included: Saluting Man, Stars, Eagles, Liberty Bell, Dog Tags, US Map, Convoy Truck, and Helmets. Phrases include: My Hero, Let Freedom Ring, and USA.  

Photos go on the right hand side of each page. The left side has the die cuts and journaling boxes.

The key ingredients for this mini album are the Teabreak Chipboard Album, Just Like Dad Paper Collection, Navy Cardstock, and the Stand and Salute Cricut Cartridge. 

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...


Today's Abundance

-A lazy, relaxing day

-Time to read

-My Cricut

-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...


Today's Abundance

-The new stop sign on the corner that will slow down traffic

-Paper Play Time


-More delcuttering

-My favorite season - fall - it's almost here

Sep 9, 2009

Pink and Black Polka Dots

I am a conflicted crafter!  I love paper and ink!  And I love fabric!  Each and every day I have to decide which medium to work with!  Couldn't make up my mind today so played with both!

 I played with fabric first and made this Quilted  Pink and Black Polka Dot Ditty Bag.  The Prairie Points (a.k.a. triangles) with the button add such a nice touch!

Then I pulled out the Uptown Girl Paper Collection and Toodle Loo Cardstock Collection to make this 3" x 3" gift card.  The polka paper goes so well with the ditty bag!  And Lingo Labels (Level D Hostess Set) was used for the sentiment.  I used Black Noir Palette Ink and Transcendence Embossing Powder. 

Put them together and you have a perfect gift for someone special!!

Thanks for stopping by...


Today's Abundance
-A short spell of rain
-Black and Pink
-Twitters, Tweets, Facebook
-Fresh Corn on the Cob
-A nice, relaxing walk

Sep 5, 2009

Vintage Santa

Yes, I know it is only Labor Day! However, Mr. Brown (aka UPS) delivered some stamps yesterday that were released in the fall Inspiration Avenue publication! I just couldn't resist playing with them tonight!

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...


Today's Abundance
-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

Hats Off To You!

Have you ever tried to stamp on fabric? If not, give it a try as it is another possibility for your cards!

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!!


Today's Abundance
-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


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