Monday, December 23, 2013

Two More Days...

Two more days until Christmas! It's not the holidays unless a major appliance goes out. We haven't had a furnace in six years. Last night the water heater went out. This will be a very interesting Christmas. All of us having to sponge bathe with water heated on the stove. All you can do is laugh, right? 

This year we have no more children or teenagers living in our house. There are six adults under one roof, ages 20-65. Christmas feels a little different this year. There are lots of things going on and people going in different directions. Some working on Christmas day. But one thing will still be the same, Family. In the evening those who can make it will join us for games, desert and our famous stocking exchange. 

This year has brought many changes in our life. God has been with us, showing us how to embrace these changes. With all of that being said, our holiday wish is that God bless us all this coming year. 

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Stamp T.V.

I was looking for some card inspiration and came across this cute little snowman card. It is so cute, yet so easy. They had their snowman in an oval and I didn't feel like making ovals on my cricut machine, so I cut this shape on my cuttlebug. They also used red and white gingham ribbon, I thought I had some. The picture makes the card look like it was mounted on pink paper, but it's white.

(sorry it was flipped the right way in the file)

I also made this cute Christmas Mouse Card. I find coloring therapeutic and love using my Spectrum Nior pens. I colored the little mouse and then cut him out. I embossed the front of the card with a swirl. then cut out the two shapes on my cuttlebug. Mounted the mouse up on pop dots.
Thanks for viewing my cards. Good night and God Bless.

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Another Card

Here is another very simple Christmas card. This one is made from one of Stephanie Bernards "The stamps of life" A2 flip it die.These cards are so easy to make. The set comes with 11 die cuts. You just cut out the main part of the card. Then what ever colors or patterns you want for the right and left sides. Decorate as desired and call it a card.
I think these cards are so great looking and easy to make. She has so much stuff now. Happy Thursday and God bless you all.

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

My Craft Space

I cleaned up my tables today and took some new pictures of my space. My husband built this for me a couple of Christmas' ago. It has room for three people to work at when it is clean. The picture of with the shelves under it is where I keep all my cutting and embossing stuff. The picture with all the drawers is where I do all my creating. My husband is going to make me a washi tape holder next. He just doesn't know it yet. Then there are the shelves I removed from my sons closet, he wasn't using them to their fullest. Now they hold most of my papers, magazines and idea books. I love my room. Opposite the shelves is a fireplace. This room used to be our familyroom. At the other end is my sewing machine and a very large chest of drawers that holds my fabric. There is enough room to set up a five foot folding table so even more creativity can happen. The only thing the room still needs is a door. The opening is large enough for french doors with lots of glass.
So there you go, what I like best is that everyone knows they are welcome to come in a just create. There is so much stuff to use. I hope you enjoyed seeing my room. Have a great evening and God bless.

Saturday, December 7, 2013

San Marcos Holiday Craft Show

I met the sweetest person this evening. Her name is Lucy. Hi Lucy! She is a " close to my heart" consultant. If you would like to check out her products, you can go to or She had some amazing things to sell at her booth. I had a great time talking with Lucy tonight. I thought I had posted a picture of the craft space my husband built for me a couple of years ago but I guess I didn't, so I will clean my space again and take some pictures to post. 
Good night and God bless.

Friday, December 6, 2013

Snowflake Card

I have been trying to post this for three days now. I will try one more time...
Okay good morning. I just wanted to share this card with you today. The supplies I used are, Turquoise and white card stock, turquoise ink, snowflake stamp and sentament stamp. Snowflake embossing folder, lace die cut from Sizzix, scalloped circle die cut. Irock gem, diamond colored stickle, tape runner.
Cut the the 81/2 x 11 turquoise card stock in half long ways. fold one side over to the middle, then do the same thing on the other side. Cut the white card stock to fit on top of the flaps, emboss. adhere to each side. With white scrap card stock cut out lace and scalloped circle. Stamp snowflake on the circle, adhere gem to center of snowflake. Pop dot it to the center of lace cut out. Pop up the whole thing to one side of the card front. Cut another piece of white card stock to fit inside of the card. Stamp snowflakes down the right side and stickle the center of snowflakes. Stamp sentament of your choice inside of card.
(sorry the picture is upside down but you get the idea)

Monday, December 2, 2013

Happy Holidays!

 Oh my, I can't believe another year is almost over. I have been keeping myself busy since I was let go from my job of almost 21 years. I have settled in to a weekly routine of watching my grand daughter and spending lots of quality time with my 80 year old mother. In between dropping her off and picking her up from preschool three days a week I help my mother with her business. She sells name puzzles that she saws out herself. She then sands them down and I have been helping by painting the letters for her. I also make phone calls and arrange for deliveries and pick ups.
 I haven't had much of an opportunity to spend time in my craft room lately, which makes me very sad. I am getting ready to box up some cards to send to friends for Christmas. We haven't had time to hit any craft fairs this past 2 years, so I have cards over flowing in my craft room. I need to share them with someone, right? It's like an addiction, I just can't stop making cards. I was able to get some scrapbook pages done. I really need to get some Christmas cards made soon. I have come across so many great ideas that I want to try out. I have some pictures I want to post but I have to figure out how to do it from the device I am using right now
  I am hoping to get my craft room back soon. All things in His time, not mine. Things will work out when the time is right. I just have to be patient. 

Thursday, July 11, 2013

A New Day

Hello my friends. We have had some major changes in our life. I now have lots of time on my hands. I hope to start getting into the swing of things. I am having to rethink my days and time. I have no excuse for not posting more. I am finding myself having to write down what I want or need to do every minute of the day. Once I get used to having so much time on my hands it will come more naturally. I will be getting to spend more time with my grand daughter. That is one of the perks and with it being summer there are tons of things to do. We do live just a hop skip and a jump from the beach. the local library has tons of things gong on. There is also a local art venue, Charity Wings, that hosts a mommy (grandma) and me art class. Then our local movie theater has $1.00 movie days. So while I will still be looking for a way to bring some income I might as well enjoy my time off right? That's what everyone keeps telling me.
So like I said before I have no excuse not to post more often. I need to get my groove back on and start creating again. I think tomorrow I might re-enter my craft room and do a little cleaning and straightening up and get busy! God bless us all.

Sunday, May 5, 2013

My Page

Okay so I said I was going to make a page for National Scrapbook Day and I did! Check it out...

The pictures are hard to see because they are from one of those machines, but she was having so much fun. I cut all the elements on my cricut machine. The mouse and cheese are from Create a Critter. The arrows, I don't remember and the letters are from Elmo's Party. I used my gypsy to help me find the shapes I wanted. The thing that looks like a mustache at the bottom is a stamped journal card that I wrote on about the pictures and then I tucked in behind the main part. It didn't take long to put together. I really need to get some more pictures printed out so I can get them in a book before it's too late.
I hope everyone is having a wonderful Sunday Praise the Lord for another day, God bless you all. Ruth

Saturday, May 4, 2013

happy national scrapbook day

The Stamps of Life
 The Stamps of Life
   I have been busy making lots and lots of cards. The inspiration has been just flowing lately. I am going to go make one scrapbook page before I go to bed tonight, but for now here are a few of my newest cards. A couple of weekends ago Becky, Katie, Maddie and myself drove from Escondido Ca, to Irvine Ca. to visit and shop at the open house for Stamps Of Life, by Stephanie Barnard. I am finally financially able to sign up for her monthly stamp club. While we were there I purchased a couple of stamp sets and came home and started whipping out cards right and left. This will be my first month of receiving a stamp set through the club. I was hoping they would come today but alas no, sad face, maybe Monday. These are just a very few that I made. I will try to get more pictures to post. I recently got a new iphone and am doing pretty good with sending pictures here and there.
Well gotta go and put together one scrapbook page before midnight, LOL. Have a great weekend, God bless you all. Ruth

My pig set

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Easter Cards

I lucked out and had the house to myself most of the day. I have had such a burst of creativity the past couple of days. We went to a little craft store and I saw the most wonderful things. I love going to the little craft stores because they always have projects hanging from the displays all over the place. Of course I stand there admiring them and wonder how it was made. Then I go ask someone and go "Aha". then I try to rush home and get started while the ideas are fresh in my head.

Today I made two Easter cards. One for my grand-daughter and the other for my great-nephew. I used the Cricut Simply Charmed cartridge. I cut the bunnies at 3.5" Then used a Nesstability to make the background shape and inked the edges before I took the die frame off with peeled paint distress ink. I cut a piece of yellow card stock long ways. I wish you could see it but they are on Wobbles so the bunnies move. They turned out so cute. Sorry the pictures are sideways. My computer is running so slow I can't get back to where I need to be to fix it. But they ARE really cute and bouncy.
Have a great weekend and a Blessed Easter.

Sunday, February 17, 2013

I'm Back!!!!!

Whew! I'm finally back! I have tried for so long to get back on here. Being a young senior citizen is starting to take it's toll on my mind. I have decided I am just going to have to find a very safe place for all of the different passwords I have to use everyday. I have tried several times to post but just didn't have the time to wait and search and create a new password. My family has been so sick as of late that the most we can do is get up, go about our day, come home and collapse.
I feel so bad that I didn't even have the energy to do anything, for anyone, for Valentine's Day. My poor husband only received a quick ecard, only because I could do that from my bed on my Nook tablet. We did get to enjoy a wonderfully peaceful date night on Friday. Dinner at Red Robin and a movie. We saw the movie "safe Haven". What a great date night movie. It was so funny to see all of the couples coming in and hear all the guys in the theater going out saying, "I didn't see that coming, what a great ending". We highly recommend seeing it.
I have been trying to get out top my craft room for so long. I keep looking online at what everyone else is doing and can't wait to feel better enough to do something soon. I totally missed my Valentines opportunity.
I sort of have tomorrow off but have plans that will be taking me away from my craft room again. My time will come soon.
I hope everyone has a wonderful week. God be with you.

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Happy 2013

Happy New Year everyone. I love the thought of a new year. Fresh like a day after it rains or the snow melts. You see the new little seedlings poking their heads up through the moist earth. A very good friend of mine got married on December 30th. I am so excited for her and her new husband. They have so much to look forward to.
I am still sort of in a creative slump. I have a couple of new projects to start. Two of my children did youth theater for many years. They also did a lot of school activities such as choir and drama. So over the years they had collected many tee shirts depicting the different venues. These were memories of a wonderful childhood.
We didn't want to just throw them away so I cut the fronts and backs into squares. I then sewed them together to form a quilt top. Then I placed a quilt batting in between a very large piece of fleece. It was big enough to wrap around the four sides to make the binding for the edges. When I finished that I tied all the corners to each of the squares on top to keep the batting from sliding around. When I finished them they had a beautiful way to remember all the things they did.
I have one more to start. I was going to start it today, but the day got away from me. We cleaned up most of our Christmas decorations and got them put away. Why is it that just when you think you are done you find one or two more things that have eluded detection and will probably be up until next year? The house always looks so empty after you're done. But hey it's a fresh New Year. May God be with us as we all look forward to a bright strat to a new year.