Dec 29, 2009

Happy New Year

Happy New Year everyone!  2009, along with this decade, is winding down and another year (and decade) is about to begin.  Many blessings and much goodness to all of you!



This year I am sending out New Year's cards - actually I ran out of time to send out Christmas cards so this was my fall back plan!  They are done and tomorrow I will take them to the post office!







I used the Scor-Pal to emboss 3 lines at the top and the bottom of the card.  They are a little hard to see in the photo but the best place to look is the top left and bottom right in the photo below.  The copic colored kitty is from Winter Flurries - love this set.  The 2010 is stamped using Simple-Bet and the inside of the card is stamped with "Happy New Year" from Trendy Greetings!





Thanks for stopping by...



rita



Today's Abundance

-Bright Sunshine



-Hot Chocolate with Marshmellows

-Family and Friends

-Dogs, Cats, and the backyard Birds

-New Opportunities

Dec 8, 2009

Lavender Sachets plus Gift Card

I designed these Lavender Sachets for a membership drive of a local Rubber Stamping Club.  The membership drive is over so I can now post them here! 





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...



rita



Today's Abundance

-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

All I Want for Christms...

Once again good fortune has come my way in the form of winning another contest for The Angel Company!.  The theme of this particular contest was "All I Want for Christmas.'



I created a paper Tooth Fairy Pillow from our Reece Soar With It Collection.  Once I cut out a front and back, I brushed a coat of Modge Podge over each.  When the paper dried, I sewed it together leaving a small opening for stuffing.  For the stuffing I recycled some of those pesky plastic bags that seem to accumulate way too fast.  I sewed the opening shut.  I used the Crop-A-Dile to punch two holes in the top of the tooth for the Reece Ribbon so the tooth could be hung up!



Then, on the front I constructed a pocket with a flap for the safe keeping of the tooth and ultimately the goodie (a.k.a. money) from the Tooth Fairy.  A felt flower, button, and scrappers floss embellish the pocket flap! 



I printed out the letter to the Tooth Fairy, matted it, and adhered it to the pocket.



And on the bottom of the right "root", I added another tag that reads "All I Want For Christmas is My Two Front Teeth!"



It was a fun project to do.  And now I get to go shopping for free stamps!!



Thanks for stopping by...



rita



Today's Abundance

-A nap

-Yummy Hot Chocolate on a chilly day

-A Sale in both of my ETSY stores - RitasCreationsOnETSY.etsy.com and AndMoreBags.etsy.com

-Mint Chocolate Covered Mini Oreos

-A low key day








Dec 2, 2009

Diecut Snowmen with Lilly Anna



I am so excited about these snowmen and absolutely love the collection all done up in the greens and blues from the Lilly Anna paper collection!



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.



Enjoy....



rita



Today's Abundance

-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






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