Thursday, October 30, 2008

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Just bcause card



Hi All,
I finally used some of my chipboard! I don't really know why, but I never think to use it. So I'm pleased that I finally did! lol I was just fiddlin with this and here's what I came up with. No stamping on this one and I even used a staple which is wayyyy different for me, as you all know. I was able to use up some of my scraps, and that's always a good thing to do. All items are Stampin Up products unless otherwise stated below.

Card Recipe:

Card Stock: Baja Breeze, Certainly Celery, More Mustard, Riding Hood Red,
Inks: Baja Breeze, Certainly Celery, White Craft
Chip Board: letter "b"
Black Marker
White Gel Pen
Scallop Edge Punch
Stapler from Dollar Store
1 White Brad
Natural Hemp Twine
Paper Piercer
1 small flower punch I picked up at Michaels years ago
1/8" hole punch
Dimensionals
1" Double-Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon
Word Window Punch
Scor-Pal for scoring
Misc tiny flower stamp from Michaels

And that's it! Put all these scraps together and here's what it turns in to!
I hope you enjoy this one and it will inspire you to use up some of your scraps hanging around on your stampin' table. lol
Have a great rest of the day and thanks so much for stopping by and leaving a comment.
Stampin hugs,

Update on Abbi





Hi there!!! Guess who got a new do today?! Yuppy, lil miss Abbi! I know, I know...she's got a face only a Mother could love! hehe And do I ever! I think she's adorable and I can't get over the connection we have. Ya, I know, I'm wierd!lol Just wanted to share that cute lil face with ya.

I promise to post some art tomorrow.
Have a great Wednesday!
hugs,

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Owl Together Now




Hi Stampers,
Thanks for coming to my blog! Today I have an owly project. I think this set is so cute, but I don't own it. waaaaaaa!

All products are Stampin Up and here's the recipe:

Stamp Set: Owl Together Now

Paper: 2007 Old Olive DSP (I used the DSP for the outside of the card)
Card Stock: Very Vanilla(inside right side), and Chocolate Chip
Inks: Creamy Caramel, Chocolate Chip, Pumpkin Pie
Markers: Old Olive, Chocolate Chip, Black
Circle Punches: 1 3/8" and 1 1/4"
Ribbon: 5/8" Chocolate Chip Grosgrain Ribbon
Hemp Twine
Scallop Punch
Dimensionals
Crystal Effects (to make google eyes)

And that's it for this card. Abbi is doing super well and the older gals, Patches
(18), and Spooky (15) have decided they like her. So that makes things alot easier.
Abs is full of vim & vigor, I'll tell ya!!! She makes me exhausted just watching her!! Tires me right out! lol

You all have a wonderful weekend and thanks again for dropping in.

Happy Stampin,

Thursday, October 23, 2008

What can I say?



It was Ret to the rescue, once again! Scotty & I really hadn't intended to get another dog. But, I heard that Abbi was up for adoption, and we just went to look. Wellllllll, meet the newest member of our family...Abbi. Yupppppppp, I could NOT resist that little pug nose and those big eyes (You can't see them in the pic, I'll post one Tuesday when she gets her hair cut, lol).

Abbi's 3 years old, she had spent her life in a kitchen, so far. But she's having the bestest fun now, she has the run of the house and a big fenced in yard and 2 dog-sisters to play with, along with us!! Scotty & I feel good to know that we've enriched her life. I wish you could see her...she was just in awe at seeing so many different things!! I think she's as happy to be here, as we are to have her.

We know that Abbi can never replace Emma, but it's nice to have this little ball of
joy bounding around the house!!

Have a great rest of the week.
Stampin hugs,

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Eastern Blooms Anniversary Card



This is very simple, but nice card. Used all Stampin Up products except a jump ring & a Happy Anniversary dollar stamp I got at Michaels. Here's the recipe for it:

Stamp Set: Eastern Blooms
Card Stock: Whisper White, Pink Pirouette
Ink: Basic Black, Pink Pirouette
Ribbon: Pink Pirouette 1 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon
Punch: Scallop Edge Punch
Paper Piercer

And walaaaaaaaa, we're done! I hope you enjoy these simple cards I've showcased recently. I think sometimes we're in the position where we need some very quick & easy cards, but have nothing up our sleeve. And now we do!!! Enjoy!
Take care everyone & have a wonderful week.
Stampin hugs,

Friday, October 17, 2008

Bella Rose Quick Card



Hi again, I hope everyone is having a super weekend! Sometimes you need a "really, really quick and easy card. This is one of them. Very little stampin is required.
I hope you like it. I don't have this stamp set, but i was able to borrow the stamp for a day. Here's the recipe:

SU Products:
Stamp Set: I used a verse from "Dreams du Jour"
Card Stock: Whisper White
Paper: I used 2 page designs from Bella Rose DSP
Dazzling Diamonds for center of flowers
Scallop Edge Punch

And that's it! Once you get everything together, you can whip this up really quickly. Thanks for dropping in, it's wonderful to see you here!
Take Care,

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Eastern Ecclectic Ribbon Box Surprise





Hi Everyone!! I don't really know what to call this, so I'm calling mine "Ribbon box surprise"! It's not my idea, I saw something similar to this hanging on a shelf in a craft store I stopped in. I thought it was cute, so I tried it & this is what I ended up with. It's different, that's for sure. lol All products Stampin Up!

Here's the recipe:
Stamp Sets: Eastern Ecclectic, Lovely Letters
Card Stock: Very Vanilla, Chocolate Chip, Kiwi Kiss
Inks: Chocolate Chip, Kiwi Kiss
Crystal Effects
Dazzlin Diamonds
Ribbons: Poly Twill 1/4" Chocolate Chip, 1" Chocolate Chip Grosgrain Ribbon
Dimensionals
Punches: Scallop Circle, 1 1/4" Circle

If you have any questions, feel free to email me. Thanks so much for
looking & also for "following me" (see top post). I really appreciate it. Your
comments make my day!!
Take Care,

Crazy for Cupcakes in Pink



Hi Stampers! Today I feel like doing cupcakes! So cupcakes it is! Someone I know was telling me their Grandson will be one on Saturday. So, for some reason I went pink crazy and made a card for a girl! Go figure!
I used all Stampin Up products for this standard A-2 size card, with the exception of the Scallop Punch. Here's the recipe for the Cupcake card.
Stamp Set: Crazy for Cupcakes
Card Stock: Pink Pirouette, Whisper White, Chocolate Chip
Inks: Chocolate Chip
Marker: YoYo Yellow
Reinkers: Ridiing Hood Red, Pink Pirouette
Glue: Two way Glue Pen
Fine Cosmo Glitter: Turquoise
Ribbon: 1 1/4" Pink Pirouette Grosgrain Ribbon
Paper Piercer
Marvy Uchida Mega Scallop Circle Punch

Shaving Cream & Toothpick

I used the shaving cream technique, here, for the frosting on the cupcake. I found the technique at Sunflowers and Dragonflies.

Hope you like this card! and I hope your day is wonderful!
thanks for dropping in,


http://www.cardsncraftsbyret.blogspot.com

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Upsy Daisy 10 minute card



Hi Gang, Today, I needed a card, fast. Honestly folks, this is really a quick 10 minute card. Easy Peasy!

Here's the recipe:
Stamp Set: Upsy Daisy
Cardstock: Very Vanilla
Inks: Chocolate Chip, Kiwi Kiss
Haiku DSP
Very Vanilla 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon
Paper Piercer
White Gel Pen

That's it! Easy Peasy!!

Thanks so much for looking, I hope this card format will come in handy for you, too.
Have a great rest of the week!
Stampin hugs,

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Well, well, well...

Guess what! I've been tagged! You're probably wondering who did such a thing to me, aren't you? You're not??? haha My dear friend and the cleverly creative Shirley, at Card Art, Etc. Shirley makes the most beautifully detailed cards, they are just gorgeous!! She uses all kinds of different techniques and she generously sends her cards out for RAKS, bringing smiles to other paper crafters faces!

Now I guess I'm supposed to tell six (yup, 6) things about myself. hmmmmm....

1) I'm so glad that I picked up that first rubber stamp, I truly love it!

2) I love talking on the phone. (well, I do!!!) lol

3) I enjoy my flower gardens and I'm an amateur bird watcher.

4) I wasn't sure I'd like blogging, but I do!

5) I love being married to my hubby.

6) I LOVVVVVE CHOCOLATE!!!!

OK, the next thing is, I have to name 6 people to tag.

1) Darlene at Darlenes Pages - She's got some very pretty cards, and lots of cute ones, too!

2) Jociel at Inknroll - has a fairly new blog. She joins in some SCS sketch challenges and has some nice (& clever) cards on her blog.

3) Nancy at Inkblocks - has beautiful cards on her blog. She is a nature lover and her cards convey that. Very gorgeous work!

4) Barb at Stampelicious - does gorgeous stamping along with lots of neat techniques. You will love her projects.

5) Suzy at Paper Monkey - has just added some really cute cards to her blog. Check it out, you'll be glad you did.

6) Erin at Create Life - has some really fresh and cute idea's. I think you'll enjoy her blog.

Phew, I actually did it. Took me 2 hours to come up with some blogs I thought you would enjoy. I hope you do enjoy them and learn some things to share, too.

Thanks for stopping by and thanks for frequenting all our blogs and sharing idea's.
Stampin hugs,

Here, Kitty Kitty!



Good evening Everyone! Thought I'd post a fun card tonight. I borrowed this set, but I had a blast making it. It really was fun!!

Here's the recipe:
All products Stampin Up.
Stamp Set: Here, Kitty Kitty
Card Stock: Ruby Red, Basic Black, Very Vanilla
Inks: Basic Black, Ruby Rd, More Mustard, Chocolate Chip, Going Gray, YoYo Yellow
Paper Punches: Scallop Circle Punch, 1 3/8" Circle Punch, 1 1/4" Circle Punch
Markers: Black
Stampin Up Dimensionals
Stampin Up Black Gingham Ribbon

I hope you got a little chuckle out of this card and that it made you smile.
Thanks so much for looking!

Don't forget, over in the right column you can subscribe to this blog and recieve automatic notices as I update it.

Thanks so much for dropping in and for your comments. They always make my day!
Take care and have a super rest of the week.
Stampin hugs,

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Frankenstein Treat Box





Hi Everyone!!
I hope everyone has had a great weekend. And before I forget, I'd like to wish my Canadian viewers a Happy Thanksgiving tomorrow. I felt like working on something a lil different, I hope you like it. I thought this would be something cute for the tricker treaters!

I found this cut box on Split Coast Stampers. It's called Qbee's Peek-a-boo Box All products Stampin Up, unless otherwise stated.

Here's the recipe for it:
Card Stock: Very Vanilla (for the base of the box), Elegant Eggplant, Always Artichoke, Whisper White.

DSP: Creepy Crawly DSP

Inks: Basic Black

Markers: Basic Black Marker, White Gel Pen

Fiskars Edging Scissors

Paper Punchs: 1/2" circle punch & 1/4" Fiskars Hole Punch

1 1/2 inch square piece of acetate

SU Dimensionals

It was really fun to make. Have a great nite &
thanks for stoppin by! Your comments make my day!
stampin hugs,

Monday, October 6, 2008

Baby Grins!

Just a quick post. I'm so proud of a friend of mine, who has recently moved out west with her hubby & two babies. Her name is Marcie and guess what she's doing? She has just opened her new web store and is featuring "unique & modern baby products". Please check out her site: www.babygrins.ca .
I have no affiliation with her business at all, I am however more than excited to see her do this & I wish her tons of success.

In celebration of her new site, I'd like to offer this to you: Place an order at www.babygrins.ca and during checkout use special coupon code RetBG10 to receive a 5% discount on all orders from BabyGrins and a 10% discount on your next order at www.cardsncraftsbyret.blogspot.com!!

Have a great nite!

Sunday, October 5, 2008

I'm back, thank you & Under the Stars


Hi Everyone,
First of all, I want to thank all of you who posted on the post about Emmy, and to all of you who sent heartfelt emails to me. I appreciate it so very much, and each one of you have touched my heart & given help to me in your own special way. Hugs to all of you!

Well, here it is October already! September was a hard month for a bit, then my Mom came from the States and stayed for 3 weeks with us. Unfortunately, I wasn't feeling very well for the first week and she caught a really bad cold the second week, but we did a few things out and about, and lots of time to visit and relax. It was so wonderful to see her and have her here with us!! She left to go home on Oct 1st, and that was hard, but I'm trying to keep myself busy. Scotty & I have been seriously thinking about getting another lil rescue dog. We know it will never replace Emmy, but we do have room in our hearts to help another. Time will tell I guess!!

I want to share a card I made with you. It's one of my most favorite sets! It's so fun! It's Under the Stars by Stampin Up!! Love it, Love it!! I hope you enjoy it!

All products used on this card are from Stampin Up! Here's the details:

Stamp Set: Under the Stars by Stampin Up
Card Stock: Tangerine Tango, Kiwi Kiss, Very Vanilla, Chocolate Chip
Inks: Tangerine Tango, Basic Black, More Mustard, Kiwi Kiss,
Creamy Caramel, Baja Breeze
Paper: Tangerine Tango DSP
Crystal Effects: I used Crystal Effects on the Can label, on the bears nose
and on the face of the clock
Black SU Marker for faux stitching
Natural Hemp Twine
Stampin Dimensionals

Hope this helps you and if you have any questions feel free to leave a comment or email me.
Have a great week and thanks for looking,