"I set My rainbow in the cloud, and it shall be for the sign of the covenant between Me and the earth." Genesis 9:13

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

"Canada Day"

Hey folks!
It's Wednesday p.m. - I'm out for a while tonight.... and want to have this posted for Thursday morning...
Here is my Canada Day card! I had this brain wave to make a red and white card for Canada Day ... should have used Real Red.
BUT - I love this new color - `Cherry Cobbler` - so decided to use it and white.
I used the new Hostess set `Because I Care` ... I hope you can see the dimension to the flower... I stamped it 4 times and cut it out, smaller and smaller; then using dimensionals, I built it up! The ribbon is white organza that I dyed with the Cherry Cobbler ink ... using a sponge and ink pad!

Have a wonderful Canada Day!
Give thanks for the freedoms we enjoy in this beautiful country we live in!
Smile, live, laugh, and love -
Stay safe!
Blessings ---- *Ruthie*

July 1st - the first day to order from the new Stampin`Up! 2010 -2011 catalogue .... contact me thru email if you wish to place an order; or if you want a new catalogue! I am available to do a home Workshop in the last week of July and the second week of August.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Happy Together

Wow! Is it ever humid! Everything feels damp!
I'm off to the dentist for a checkup and cleaning!
Then a haircut! Woooo Hoooo! I need it!
Here is a card I made yesterday using retired DSP; Vanilla CS; satin ribbon and the set "Happy Together" I just love these little birds!

Have a great day!
Fill it with smiles!
Bessings...... Ruthie

Monday, June 28, 2010

"Window Card"

Hi All!
Well that was a rainy night wasn't it? After a gorgeous Sunday!
Here is another card I made along the same lines as the cased one I showed you the other day .. this time I used the scallop punch instead of the square punch ... I think I like this one better.

Thanks for peeking in today .. my cattys are on their way .. today I hope!
Have a good one!

Friday, June 25, 2010

First Christmas Card for 2010!

Can you believe it? This beautiful sunny summer day and I made a Christmas card! Go figure! Hey! Betcha I'm one ahead of some of you!
And here it is!

I used the Holiday Lineup stamp set which is new to me... all coloring was done with the new In colors and Soft Suede; In Color CS; and greeting from Christmas Greetings. Oh Yes. The snowflake is from Snow Swirled.
I won't make a habit of this, I promise.
Gotta run!
See you on Monday!
Have a greeeeeeeaaaaaat weekend!

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

A Cased Card!

It's Wednesday evening...
This has been a rainy day! But the gardens sure need rain! So it is a good thing!
I fnished my craft room cleaning and purging... have all my inks and CS sorted and organized according to the new Color Collections from Stampin' Up! I LOVE the Brights.... and the new colors!

Mid afternoon a friend dropped in and we just had to make a card! You know how it is.  :)
We cased this card from Selma at Selma`s Stampin Corner - from her card for June 10. This is not the same as hers - size is smaller and fold is different. Used her idea and am lovin` it!

Hope you enjoyed. 
I have another one to show you soon - using the same idea but not the same. Makes me think of the children`s song... ``which of these things is not like the other`` .... don`t ask my why my ole brain went there! :)

Have a great evening and a blessed day tomorrow!

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Because I Care

Here is a quick post...
What a glorious day this has been ... went to the beach (Port Maitland) with a friend and Teddie - had a great walk as the tide was coming back in. Teddie saw a seagull and thought he could catch it! Just like he does with the crows here on the deck! :)

Here is a card I made after I finished cleaning my craft room - woooo hoooo!
Finally! I now have to get my paper and ink pads in order according to the new Strampin' Up! color categories... that is the job for Wednesday morning.

I used the new color - Cherry Cobbler - and the Hostess set "Because I Care"...

Thanks for peeking in today! Hope it was a great one for you!

Friday, June 18, 2010

Certainly Celery and Tangerine Tango!

Ummm! what will this card be like?
Sorry! No Card!
I have finally finished re-doing my old office in these colors... it will no longer be the "office" - although the file cabinets are still there; and I will continue to met with the occasional person there. It is now my Study! A place to read, reflect, meditate and study!
And I'm lovin' it!

Here are some views around the room.... (the pics don't do the color justice)
Thanks for peeking in today!


Thursday, June 17, 2010

Vintage Wallpaper

Good morning!
I'm not sure what is going on here today ... up at 6:30 ... ummmmm - wonder what that's all about.

I am in the process of redoing my "office" - for the month of May it became a guest room; now it is being transformed... stripped the border off - it is now painted and ready to be put back to rights. It will become a place for me to go to, to be quiet and reflective; to read and study; to meditate on HIM.  We will now call it the "Study" ... :)

 Here is a card I made the other day using the embossing folder called Vintage Wallpaper - (some gald I didn't have to strip wallpaper from my room!) This folder will be available as of July 1st when the new catty goes into effect. Love that new catty!
This is a pretty simple card... used Cherry Cobbler as the background CS; the embossed piece is Barely Banana which is retiring; the ribbon is Kraft ribbon; and the sentiment uses Whisper White and the New Crumb Cake (the old Kraft). The sentiment is from a new Level 1 hostess set called "Because I Care".

Here is the inside of this card...
Thanks for peeking here today! Hope you have a wonderful day! filled with sunshine in your heart!
Blessings... Ruthie

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

The Morning After -

Good morning!
What a beautiful one it is! Mr. Cardinal is singing to me this morning! What an awesome sound that is!!!

We had a great time at Club last night... here are a few pics of the evening!
The gals hard at work - they were so full of energy last night ... :)

Here are a couple attempts at the Bargello technique....

Working on the spot light card - and a completed "Scallop" card.

Thanks for peeking in today! Have a good one!

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Club Tonight!

Hi Everyone!
It's Club night tonight! That's always so much fun! I usually stress over "what to do" and "will they enjoy themselves" - of course, as with all "stress or worry",  it is for naught! Why can't I (we) learn that lesson?
We always make 2 - 3 cards and do a NEW technique... I'll show you samples of that tomorrow! :)

Here is some of what we will do tonight:
This card uses the spotlight technique and that great new set called Elements of Style - this has to be my Fav right now! :)

They will also be able to do it this way if they choose -

This is another "little" card .... using the middle size scallop circle die with the CB or Big Shot. I saw this on a site the other day and quite liked it beacuse all the scallops are visible - I'm not a fan of the card made with the scallops folded over on the top.
And last but certainly not least - just have to show you this pic of my Jasper Teddie ... When I sit at my computer he always brings me his toy and wants to play.... which I've become very good at doing with one hand for a throw now and then .... he accepts that quite willingly.
Sometimes he comes in and just lays at my feet.
Ahhhhhh - the love of a dog! Unconditional .
I apologize for the fuzziness -

Have a blessed day - Enjoy the sun and rejoice in the day!

Monday, June 14, 2010


Part of my order arrived just now ... I am holding the new catty in my hands .... it is so fresh and new!
so much for the second coat on the room I'm painting!!! :)

gonna take a look right now!

Friday, June 11, 2010

new catty!

I was supoposed to get my new stuff and CATTY today... just checked the courier site and it's telling me that in Dartmouth ... 3 HOURS away ... it was "missorted to an incorrect location" and therefore I won't receive it until Monday!  :(  
3 DAYS away!
What's with that?????

I am painting right now ... hummmm.
Now I won't have any distractions! Cuz that new catty sure would have been a BIG distraction!
Do you suppose I'm being taught patience?
Being taught that things don't always go my way?

Well! Back to the room that is crying out to me for fresh paint.

Don't forget - if you're in the Yarmouth area tomorrow
the Farmers' Market is open from 9 - 1!
see you there!

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

MOJO #142

Are you lovin' this sunshine? I sure am.
Here is the Mojo Monday sketch for this week - I haven't done one of these for a looooong time!
Here is my take on this sketch ... I used Asian Artistry ...
a Hostess set that will be no more as of the end of June! But it is a "keeper" for me! :)

Here is the inside -
I'm having a relaxed day in between clients ... maybe I'll get a few more cards done today!
Or maybe I'll just sit and read on the deck! Whatever - it will be good!
Hope your day is a good one filled with lots of pleasures!

Monday, June 7, 2010

Black & White

Good Evening!

Well! I finally found the top of my craft table    :)
Then I had to find my Mojo ...

I looked at some black and white cards this morning.... don't remember where! The idea was to use black and white as the main colors - and to color the focal image. Here is a simple card I made using  "a flower for all seasons" and some retired "B & W" DSP; also used an old retired corner punch - I like this one and can't part with it. I used B & W  gingham ribbon and a piece of old certainly celery ribbon, tied them together and popped everything on the black background CS.

Thanks for peeking today!
Hope it's been a good one for you!

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

3X3 Doodles

I put in an order to Stampin' Up! yesterday for new paper and ink and such! Hope it's here in time for Club on the 15th.
Have been doing more doodling... found these 3X3 artists canvases with easel at the Dollar Store... Have doodled them - here is what the completed projects look like!

Have a wonderful day on Thursday!
I have mega housework to do in preparation for a family visit ... and a doctor's appointment.
Blessings -