Friday, December 31, 2010

Saturday Sketch Challenge 12/31

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!!!

I am celebrating with family and friends tonight
Tamales, Enchiladas, Rice and Beans
YUM YUM!!!
See ya next week!!!!

Click here to hop on over to Tammy's blog for her creation.

Hugs,


Ruthie

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Saturday Sketch Challenge 12/25

Merry Christmas!!!!!!!  I hope you are all having a wonderful day!  We had the nicest Christmas Eve!  We usually go to church but it was cold and rainy and with Mother just home from the Hospital (yes she spent ANOTHER week in the hospital!) we didn't want to chance it.  We baked and I finished up some last minute gifts and before Mother went to bed, we turned down the lights and Ralph read the King James version of the Christmas story.  After that we had a short prayer and we sang Silent Night.  It was soooo sweet and very special.

So here's my card!  You can see the sketch over at the UDI Blog.  I did another MDS card.  I really love this program!!! 




Now you can hop on over to Tammy's Blog to see her creation for today!

I hope you all have a Blessed day and if you are travelling, I hope you have safe travels!

Friday, December 17, 2010

Saturday Sketch Challenge 12/18

Too many parties after work, not enough time to stamp!!!!!

I'll be back next week so hop on over to Tammy's Blog to continue your hop!!!!

Friday, December 10, 2010

Saturday Sketch Challenge 12/11

Hi all!  This week has been really good!  Mother is getting better every day!!!  Today, I am at rehearsals for Handel's Messiah.  My church is performing it tomorrow night at Arlington Heights United Methodist Church on Camp Bowie Blvd in Fort Worth.  If you have never heard this work, and even if you have, I invite you to come.  It is a wonderful work and always makes my Christmas! 

Handel's Messiah
Sunday, December 12th
7:00 pm
Come early at 6:00 pm to hear our wonderful Handbell Choir!

Arlington Heights UMC
4200 Camp Bowie Blvd. Fort Worth, Texas 76107 (817-737-3161)
 
So, on to this week's sketch!  You can see the sketch as well as a listing of all the other Designer's Blogs at the UDI Blog  All the Designers are linked to each other, so just follow the link at the bottom of this post to go to the next one.  Here's my card, I hope you enjoy it!

Supplies:
Stamp Set:  Teeny Tiny Wishes
Cardstock:  Bravo Burgundy, Always Artichoke, Very Vanilla. Deck The Halls Designer Series Paper
Ink:  Always Artichoke
Accessories:  Rhinestones, Modern Label Punch 

Now on to Tammy's Blog to see her creation for the week!  Have a great one!

Friday, December 3, 2010

Saturday Sketch Challenge 12/4

I have good news and bad news! The GOOD news is we brought Mother home today. Yay!!!!!!!!!! She is so glad to be back home and we are so glad to have her healthy again!

The bad news is I didn't get time to do my card for today. Please come back next week!

To continue on our Blog Hop go see what wonderful project Tammy has for us this week!  Have a great weekend!

Friday, November 26, 2010

Saturday Sketch Challenge 11/27

I hope each and every one of you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!  We surprised our family gathering with a special "package".  We got to bring Mother home for the day to be with family.  It was a great day and she did really well.  She was really tired when we took her back, but it was a good tired.  Hopefully, we'll have her home for good in the next couple of weeks.

So, on to my Sketch for the week.  You can see what the other Designers have done through links at the
UDI Blog OR you can follow the link at the bottom of my sketch to do our Saturday Sketch Hop.  I used MDS (My Digital Studio) to create my card.  It is on sale for a phenomenal 50% off!!!!! Just click on the Online Holiday Spectacular button on the upper left side of the blog to be directed to my Online Store and see all the goodies on sale UNTIL NOVEMBER 30TH ONLY.  Now for the Sketch and my card:

Here's the Sketch:

and here's my card:

 
Artwork © Stampin' Up!  Card Created by RuthieB
Now on to Tammy's Blog to see what she's created for us this week.  Have a wonderful week!

Friday, November 19, 2010

Saturday Sketch Challenge 11/20

This weekend I will be at the Henderson Street Flea Market in Fort Worth selling all my retired products.  Hope you'll come by and see me!!!!!!

So here's my card for this week.  As always, you can see the sketch over at the UDI Blog and you can find links to all the other Designers there.  All of the Designers also link to each other so you can "Hop" through all of our projects without having to go back to the Blog.  You'll find the link to the next Designer at the bottom of this post.

Supplies: 
Stamps:  Bells and Boughs, Christmas Collage
Ink:  Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green, More Mustard
Cardstock:  Very Vanilla, Garden Green, Cherry Cobbler
Accessories:  Shimmer Paints, Rhinestones

This week's sketch was so versatile!!!!  I used a newer technique from Techniques Junkies called By The Inch.  We learned this at my last Technique Class.  If you are interested in learning new techniques, come and join us on the first Sunday of each month from 2pm to 4pm.  We have a lot of fun and would love to have you! 

Speaking of Joining.......do you love to stamp?  Would you like to earn extra income while you do something you love?  From November 15 through November 30, 2010 you can purchase the Standard or Digital+ Starter Kits for only $87.50--that is 50 percent off the regular price of $175 for over $310 worth of paper or digital crafting and business supplies!  Contact me today to take advantage of this offer!!!!

Now, on to Tammy's Blog to see her project for this week!  Have a great Thanksgiving!!!!!!

--Ruthie

Friday, November 12, 2010

Saturday Sketch Challenge 11/13

Thanks for your patience!!!!  Here is my blog post for this week.  I LOVE this sketch!!!  The minute I saw it, I thought it looked like a snowman!  I just got a a Fancy Folds and Motion Paper Crafts CD from Technique Junkies and this Double Gatefold card was perfect for this sketch.  If you would like more information about Technique Junkies, just contact me and I'll be glad to give it to you.  You can see the sketch over at the UDI Blog .



Supplies: 

Stamps:  Punch Pals
Inks:  Basic Black, Certainly Celery, More Mustard, Chocolate Chip
Cardstock:  Whisper White. Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie
Accessories:  13/4", 1 3/8", 1 1/4", Word Window and Snowflake Punches, Black Brads, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter.


Hop on over to Tammy's blog and see what she's created for us this week and I hope you'll come back later to check out my sketch!  

--Ruthie

Friday, November 5, 2010

Saturday Sketch Challenge 11/6

This will be short and sweet.  I'm off to the Hospital with Mother again.  Bless her heart!!!!  We're trying to avoid her getting as sick as she did last time.  All prayers are appreciated!!!

As always, you can see this week's sketch over at the UDI Blog.  Stampin' Up! has an awesome Papercrafting Software called My Digital Studio.  Not only does it make digital scrapbooking a breeze but we now are offering calendars with easel backs making them great for your desk and journals that you design the cover for!!!!  One of the great things about this software is ability to get our Designer Papers and stamps digitally.  I had a hostess request to use Bells and Boughs at her workshop.  I didn't have that set but it was available as a Digital Download so I printed the image out, colored it with markers, added some Shimmer Paint and, voila!, a hybrid card!!!!!  I even printed out the Designer Paper!

Here's the card!!!

I'll add the supplies in later.  For now, hop on over to Tammy's Blog to see her creation!  Tammy is also participating in the Royal Blog Tour this weekend so if this link takes you to the Tour creations, just scroll down to see her card for the sketch challenge. 

Have a great week!

--Ruthie

Friday, October 29, 2010

Saturday Sketch Challenge 10/30

It's been a great week!!!  My sister is almost completely recovered from her surgeries AND we were able to move Mother to a Skilled Nursing Unit for a couple of weeks rehab.  After that, she'll get to come home!!!!!  She had a great time today, the facility had a Halloween party.  For physical therapy, they had to throw rings around Witch's Hats and then someone painted a cat on her face and put a rub on tattoo bracelet on her!!  They also played Halloween bingo!  I'm going to have to watch out, or she won't want to come home because she's having too much fun! LOL!

So here's my card for this week.  As always, you can find the sketch and links to the rest of the Design Team over at the UDI Blog or you can just follow the link at the bottom of this post to Hop on over to the next Designer.

Stamps:  Christmas Collage
Ink:  Early Espresso, Always Artichoke, Bravo Burgundy
Cardstock:  Confetti Cream, Always Artichoke
Accessories:  Always Artichoke Seam Binding, Champagne Glass Glitter

Now just Hop on over to Tammy's Blog to see what she's created for us this week!  Have a safe Halloween!!

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Saturday Sketch Challenge 10/23

Oh my!  Where is time going?  Already almost Halloween??????  Thank you all so much for your kind words and prayers for my mom and my sister!  My sister is almost completely recovered from her surgeries and my mom is getting better every day.  She is still in the hospital and since I am working part-time and my sister can't lift anything, Mother will go to a Skilled Nursing Unit for a couple of weeks to regain her strength.  I'm hoping we can get her home by mid-November.

 So here's my card for this week.  I have missed doing the sketches!  You can see the sketch over at the Utah Divas Internation Blog and you can link from there to all the Designers OR you can follow the link at the end of this post to Hop on over to the next Designer.

Supplies:

Stamps:  Greeting Card Kids
Ink:  Black StazOn, Blush Blossom Marker
Cardstock:  Elegant Eggplant, Watercolor paper, Regals Patterns Designer Series Paper Stack
Accessories:  Pumpkin Pie 1 1/4" Striped Grosgrain, Watercolor Pencils, Basic Black Glimmer Brads

So, now on to Tammy's Blog to see what wonderful creation she has for us!

Have a wonderful week!!!

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Prayers for Ruthie's Mom

To those of you following my blog, thank you for stopping by today.  I didn't have a post last weekbecause I was at the hospital with my mom AND my sister.  My sister is home but Mother had to be readmitted this week and is in ICU, so I am here at the hospital with her.  She is out of the woods but she is still very sick.  I hope you will keep her and my sister in your prayers as they work toward being healthy again.

Friday, October 8, 2010

Saturday Sketch Challenge

Ooops!  My card is still under construction!  Check back later this weekend because I really love this sketch!  For now, continue to "hop" on over to Tammy's Blog to see what she has created for us this week!

Friday, October 1, 2010

Sketch Challenge Saturday 10/2

Well, everyone is home from the hospital at my house.  Whew, what a wild ride the past few weeks have been!!!!  So, today is October 1st and things are finally starting to cool down here in Texas.  It hasn't reached over 90 this whole week!!!  LOL!  This card made me long for fall, I am so ready for cooler weather! 

You can see the sketch for today over at the UDI Blog where you can see links to all the other Designers or you can just follow the link at the bottom of my sketch to "hop" on over to the next Designer!  Here's my card:

Supplies:
Stamps:  French Foliage
Inks:  Crumb Cake, Chocolate Chip, Pumpkin Pie and Tangerine Tango
Cardstock:  Confetti Cream, Chocolate Chip

Now, hop on over to Tammy's Blog to see what she has created for us this week.  Have a wonderful weekend!

Friday, September 24, 2010

Saturday Sketch Challenge 9/25

I will be glad to see an end to September!  I should not have bragged that my Mom and Sister were both home from the hospital.  Wednesday, we had to call 911 for my sister and she ended up having to have ANOTHER emergency surgery!!!!  Totally unrelated to her last surgery.  Can you believe??????  She was supposed to come home tonight but they told us after I got to the hospital to pick her up that she had to wait another day.  Oh well, maybe tomorrow!

On to this weeks sketch!  Oh, the possibilities!  I knew exactly what I wanted to do when I saw this sketch.  At our SU convention, I saw some gorgeous white on white cards and thought one would be perfect for this sketch.  You can see the sketch over at the UDI Blog along with a list of links to all the Designers.  We are all linked to each other, though, so you can just click on the link at the bottom of my post to Hop through them all.  Here's my card, I hope you like it!

Supplies:

Cardstock:  Always Artichoke, Very Vanilla, Regals Collection Patterns Designers Series Paper Stack - Always Artichoke
Accessories:  1 1/4" Circle punch, sticky strip, Backgrounds 1 Texturz Plates, Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder, Two Step Bird extra-large punch, Basic pearls, 3/8" Very Vanilla taffeta ribbon

Now, hop on over to Tammy's Blog to see what wonderful project she has for us this week!

Be sure to check back tomorrow, as I will be posting some sneak peeks to upcoming classes for the upcoming Holidays!

Friday, September 17, 2010

Saturday Sketch Challenge 9/18

OMG!  We had soooo much fun at Regionals in Ft. Worth last weekend!  We saw some awesome projects, stamped some fun projects and got FREE STAMPS!!!!!  What could be better?  Well......my Sister and my Mom were both in the hospital this week and now they are both home!!!!  Woo hoo!

So, here's my project for this week.  You can see the sketch over at the UDI Blog.  You can follow the links there to each designer or just click on the link at the bottom of my post to go to the next Designer's Blog.

Supplies:

STAMPS:  Elements of Style, Paisley Prints, Paisley Party SA Wheel
CARDSTOCK:  Elegant Eggplant, Very Vanilla
INKS:  Elegant Eggplant, More Mustard, Always Artichoke, Night of Navy, Versamark
ACCESSORIES:  Clear Embossing Powder

This is a very simple project.  Ink the wheel with Versamark and roll it across the Very Vanilla Cardstock.  Ink the leaf from Paisley Prints and the "For You" stamp from Elements of Style with Versamark and stamp on Very Vanilla Cardstock.  Heat emboss with clear embossing powder.  On the wheeled image, use sponges and randomly sponge the inks on.  On the leaf image and the "For You" image, use daubers to apply the ink.  Sponge More Mustard ink around the leaf.  Easy Peasy!!!!

Now on to see what fabulous project Tammy has this week!!!!!  Have a great weekend!

Friday, September 10, 2010

Saturday Sketch Challenge 9/11

Before I begin my post, I would like you to stop a moment with me and reflect on the men, women and children whose lives were forever changed today.  Either through the loss of someone they loved that day or the loss of the countless soldiers who have given their lives in the years since.  God Bless You all!

I'll be at Regionals in Fort Worth today.  What fun to not have to travel for a big Stampin' Up! event!  We will be going all day and I am very excited!!!  I've seen this easel type card floating around the web the past few weeks and really wanted to try one.  You can see the sketch HERE at the UDI blog and just follow the link at the bottom of this post to follow our "Sketch Skip". 

Supplies:

Stamps:  Teeny Tiny Wishes, Haunting Jumbo SA Wheel
Ink:  Basic Black, Early Espresso
Cardstock:  Rich Razzleberry, Pumpkin Pie, Basic Black. Window Sheets
Accessories:  Signo Gell Pen, Photo Corners Punch, Small Oval Punch, Bitty Bat Punch

Now "skip" on to Tammy's Blog to see her wonderful creation for the week!

Have a safe weekend and remember to fly your Flag!!!!

Friday, September 3, 2010

Saturday Sketch Challenge 9/4

What a week!!!!  I am glad it's over.  I am soooo looking forward to this long Holiday weekend.  Last week, I told you my sister was in the hospital.  She has been released BUT they sent her to a rehab facility so she could continue to get IV antibiotics.  She'll be there for SIX WEEKS with no computer, no cable. I feel soooo bad for her!!!!  If you want to cheer her up, you can send a card to:

Fay Gardner
6705 Fire Hill Drive
Fort Worth, TX  76137

I know she would love it!!!!!  Thank you!

So here is my card.  I love this set and it is the first time I have used it!  Can you believe??????  I love paper piecing and this set is perfect for it.  You can see the sketch that inspired this card over at the UDI Blog where you can also find links to the rest of the design team OR you can just follow the link at the end of this post to do our "Sketch Skip"!


Supplies:

Stamps:  Awash with Flowers
Ink:  Chocolate Chip
Cardstock:  Chocolate Chip, Play Date Designer Series Paper
Accesories:  Scallop Trim Border punch and Ornament punch, Very Vanilla 1/4" Grosgrain ribbon

Now on to Tammy's Blog to see her wonderful creation for this week!  Have a SAFE and wonderful weekend!  We're going to have homemade Jalapeno Burgers and tater salad, what are you having????

Friday, August 27, 2010

Saturday Sketch Challenge 8/28

What a day!!! My poor sister has had the worst luck with her health! On Monday, we took her to the Dr. because she had been running a really high fever all weekend (103 - 104). He thought it was just a virus but on Tuesday she continued to run the fevers and developed a rash that was moving up her leg. It turns out she had cellulitis and it effected her knee replacement so they had to go in and do emergency surgery this afternoon. They were able to save the knee replacement so she won't have to undergo another surgery to replace that after the cellulitis is cleared up. Praise God!!!!!



So, on to this week's sketch. When I saw the sketch (which you can see over at the UDI blog), I knew I wanted to make this card. I hope you like it!!!!!




Supplies:

Stamp Set: Itty Bitty Bits

Ink: Peach Parfait, Poppy Parade, Pear Pizzazz, Concord Grape and Blushing Bride

Cardstock: Whisper White, Peach Parfait, Poppy Parade, Pear Pizzazz, Concord Grape and Blushing Bride

Accessories: Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack, Naturally Service Sizzlets Strip Die

Now on to Tammy's Blog to see what great project she has in store for us this week!

Have a wonderful weekend!

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Saturday Sketch Challenge 8/21

Thursday was my Mom's 81st Birthday!!!!! We all went out and had the best ever Mexican Food and celebrated last night.



I loved this week's sketch!!!! You can see it HERE at the UDI Blog. As always, you can look at the individual designer's blogs there or you can just follow the link at the end of this blog to take you to the next designer.



Here's my card for the week:



Isn't that Owl the cutest ever? That's one of our new punches. Here's the rest of the supplies I used:

Stamp Set: Curvy Verses

Ink: Chocolate Chip

Cardstock: Crumb Cake, Chocolate Chip, Play Date Designer Series Paper

Accessories: Owl Punch

Okay, it's on to Tammy's Blog to see her awesome creation for this week! Have a wonderful weekend!


Friday, August 13, 2010

Saturday Sketch Challenge 8/14

Happy Saturday!!!! When the Simply Adorned jewelry line from Stampin' Up! was introduced last year, I wasn't sure if I was going to like it because of the chain. Boy was I wrong!!!! At our Stampin' Up! Convention this year, we had a contest for designing these and our UDI Friend, Barbara Dykehouse won for the most creative (scroll down in the post I linked to to see her winning entry)!!!!!! The chain on this is nice and heavy with a wonderful toggle clasp and the charm hooks on very securely with a lobster claw clasp! You can change the inserts out with ease, I am in love!!!! Look for a class in November to make an insert for each month!!!!

I used this week's sketch as the layout for this insert. You can see the sketch over at the UDI Blog where you can also see the links for the rest of the Design Team or you can just follow the link at the bottom of this post to skip on over to the next designer. So, here's my charm!


Supplies:

Stamp sets: Charming, Punch Potpourri (Level 1 Hostess Set)
Ink: Very Vanilla Craft, Chocolate Chip
Cardstock: Daffodil Delight, Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla
Accessories: Simply Adorned Charm (1 1/2" x 2"), Simply Adorned Chain (34"), My Digital Studio (to create the monogram) and our AWESOME new rhinestones!!!!

Can you tell I had fun doing this???? Have a wonderful weekend!!! Now, skip on over to Tammy's blog to see what she's done for us this week!

Friday, August 6, 2010

Saturday Sketch Challenge 8/7

Welcome to this weeks Saturday Sketch Challenge!!! You can see the sketch for this week over at the UDI Blog and see links to all the other Designers there OR you can just follow the link at the bottom of this post to "Skip" through the Designer's Blogs.

I so love the distressed look and, believe it or not, I had not gotten to play with this set yet!!!! I am sooooo happy it made it into the "Big" catalog. What???????? You don't have a new Catalog???? Reply to this post and I'll make sure you get one!!!



Supplies:

Stamp Set: Elements of Style

Cardstock: Not Quite Navy, Very Vanilla, Presto Patterns Specialty Designer Paper

Ink: Versamark, Log Cabin Smooch Spritz, Not Quite Navy

Accessories: 3/8" Very Vanilla Taffeta Ribbon

Now, skip on over to Tammy's Blog to see what she's created for us!!! Have a great weekend!


Friday, July 30, 2010

Saturday Sketch Challenge 7/31

I am back from Convention with all sorts of ideas running around in my head!!!!! Debbie requested that we learn how to make Pansies out of the SU Butterfly Punch so this is one of the projects we will be doing at Technique Class this coming Friday. You can see the sketch over at the UDI Blog where you can see a list and links to all the other Designers to see what they've done OR you can follow the link at the bottom of this post to "Skip" to the next Designer.


Here's this week's card!






Supplies:

Stamps: Flight of the Butterfly, Kindness jumbo wheel

Inks: Elegant Eggplant, Daffodil Delight

Cardstock: Elegant Eggplant, Shimmer White, Confetti White

Accessories: Beautiful Wings Embosslit, 5/8" Whisper White Satin ribbon, Butterfly punch

Now skip on to Tammy's Blog to see what she's created for us this week! Have a wonderful weekend!!!!

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Saturday Sketch Challenge 7/24

Hi all!!!! I at Stampin' Up! Convention in Salt Lake City!!!! I'll be back next week!!!! In the meantime, hope on over to Tammy's Blog to see what great project she's got for us this week!!!
See you next wee!

Friday, July 16, 2010

Saturday Sketch Challenge 7/17

Only three more sleeps then I'm off to Stampin' Up!'s annual convention!!!! I am soooo excited. Through different internet groups I have been able to meet Demonstrators from all over the world. While only the demos from the US and Canada will be at this convention, it is so exciting to talk "In person" with people you have only met online! I'll come back with all sorts of samples and ideas just waiting to be passed on TO YOU!!!!



Today, I have a guest stamper! My neice, Nae, was over today and she wanted to make a Birthday card. She loved today's sketch, so I told her she could be my guest this week!!! She is 12 and in six more years I'm going to recruit her LOL!



As always, you can see the sketch over at the UDI Blog and you will find all the links to our Design Team to see what they've done. OR, you can follow the link at the bottom of this post to "Skip" to the next designer! Here's Nae's card!





Supplies:

Stamps: On Your Birthday

Ink: Basic Black

Cardstock: Certainly Celery, Whisper White, Cottage Garden Designer Series Paper (retired)

Thank you, Nae, for being my guest this week!

Now just skip on to Tammy's Blog to see what wonderful project she has in store for us this week!


Friday, July 9, 2010

Saturday Sketch Challenge 7/10

Only one more week till I head for Salt Lake City!!!! So I've been thinking about swaps...... guess I'd better get them all finished. So we have a Sizzlets Decorative Strip Die called "Join the Cheer". I feel that is is really meant as a title for a scrapbook page but I thought it would be fun to cut it up and use it a different way. I'm always seeing people asking for ideas for cheerleaders so I thought this would be a cute, simple card for this.



You can see the sketch over at the UDI Blog and you can also use the link at the bottom of this post to skip to the next designer and see what we've all done with the sketch! Hope you like it!





Supplies:

Stamp set: All in the Family

Ink: Basic Black, Tempting Turquoise, Real Red

Cardstock: Whisper White, Real Red, Tempting Turquoise

Accessories: Stamp-a-ma-jig, Join The Cheer Sizzlets Decorative Strip Die

Now, let's skip on over to Tammy's Blog to see what wonderful project she's done! Have a great weekend!!!


Friday, July 2, 2010

Saturday Sketch Challenge 7/3

Hi everyone!!!! I'm back after a hectic week! Mother was in the hospital last weekend and we brought her home on Monday. She's feeling much better!!! Thank you to everyone who asked about her!

I can't go any further without taking time to thank all our Troops on this Fourth of July weekend! You are so appreciated!

So much excitement yesterday with the launch of our BRAND NEW IDEA BOOK AND CATALOG with all the new colors, wonderful new stamp images and awesome accessories!!! Just click on the image of the catalog on my left sidebare to see all the new goodies, or better yet, call me to set up a workshop! We could even make this card!!!!!!!

You can see it HERE at the UDI Blog. There are links there to the other designers OR you can do our Saturday Sketch Skip and follow the link to the next designer (Tammy) at the bottom of this post.




Supplies:

Set: Bouquet Bunch
Inks: Always Artichoke, Chocolate Chip
Cardstock: Always Artichoke, Watercolor paper, River Rock
Accessories: Linen Thread, Bitty Buttons, Punch Pack

Now on to Tammy's blog to see what wonderful creation she has for us!

Have a wonderful Fourth of July Weekend and please be safe!!!!

Friday, June 18, 2010

Saturday Sketch Challenge 6/19

Ugh!!! It is hot here today and our downstairs air conditioner is on the fritz! Had a GREAT Stamp Camp yesterday though!!! We had sooooo much fun!



On to today's sketch! You can see it HERE at the UDI Blog. There are links there to the other designers OR you can do our Saturday Sketch Skip and follow the link to the next designer (Tammy) at the bottom of this post.


Supplies:

SET: Inspired by Nature

Ink: Garden Green, Daffodil Delight, Early Espresso

Cardstock: Whisper White, Garden Green

Accessories: White 1/4" Grosgrain (dyed with Garden Green Marker), Flower brads

Skip on over to TAMMY's blog to see what great project she has for us this week!!!! Have a great weekend!!!!!

Friday, June 11, 2010

Saturday Sketch Challenge 6/12

This week's sketch is a great basic sketch to use alllllllll the time!!!!! You can see the actual sketch HERE at the UDI Blog.

I just got the new Father's Day Download from Stampin' Up! for MDS!!! I just love using these for seasonal things like this. Both my Daddy and my Father-In-Law are no longer with us and most of my customers are the same way. It is so great to be able to download this set since I will not use it that often. This could be a great masculine birthday card, though!





All done with My Digital Studio!
If you are doing our Sketch Skip, skip on over to see what lovely creation TAMMY has done! Have a great weekend!!!!

Friday, June 4, 2010

Saturday Sketch Challenge 6/5

Hi all!!! I hope your week has been wonderful!!! I want to give a quick shout out to my neice Nae who is reading my blog for the first time! Aunt Ruthie loves you, little girl!

The sketch this week is wonderful as always and I used this card for Technique class today. We had a lot of fun creating them! This technique is called Herringbone and I learned it by subscribing to the Technique Junkies newsletter. You can find out more info about it here

You can see the original sketch for this card over at the Utah Divas International Blog and you can see a list of all the Designers with links to their blogs. OR, you can just follow our links and skip through all the designers! What fun!


Supplies:
Set: Think Happy Thoughts
Ink: Rich Razzleberry
Cardstock: Rich Razzleberry, Cottage Wall Designer Series Paper
Accessories: Metal Edge Tags, 1 3/4" Punch, 1 3/8" Punch, 1 1/4" punch, Flower Trio Punch

Now, skip on over to Tammy's blog to see her wonderful creation!!!! Have a great weekend!!!!

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Saturday Sketch Challenge 5/29

For this week's sketch I decided to use some beautiful new papers we have for My Digital Studio. They are (as Jan Tink would say) GOJUS!!!!!! So without further ado, here's my card:

Supplies:

My Digital Studio: Background Paper - Summer Splendor, Garden Green Cardstock and Delight In Life Stamps

If you are doing our Sketch Skip, skip on over to Tammy's Blog to see what wonderful creation she has come up with this week!

Have a great week!

Friday, May 21, 2010

Saturday Sketch Challenge 5/22

First of all, Congratulation to all Graduates!!!! We have two in our family, a niece and a nephew. Both of them are graduating with honors! Our neice is graduating Magna Cum Laude, National Honor Society AND ASL National Honor Society and received the Laurent Clerc Award. Our nephew is also graduating with honors and is a top Debater. He will find out later this week if he is to be the Valedictorian or Salutatorian. We are so proud of both of them!!!!!!!!


Now on to this week's sketch. This sketch was so much fun!!! I am so in awe of Ellen Kemper her punch art! This is nowhere near her league but little Minnie was fun to do! I also got the directions for the punch art from Julie Edmonds blog -- www.inkrediblestamping.com Thank you, Julie!!!



Supplies:
Cardstock: Basic Black, Real Red, Whisper White, Blush Blossom
Ink: Basic Black
Accessories: 1 3/4" punch, 1 1/4" punch, Small Oval punch, Crop-A-Dile, Perfect Polka Dots Textured Impressions Folder, Corner punch, Naturally Serif Decorative Strip Die, Mat Pack and Paper piercing tool
If you are doing our Sketch Skip, head on over to Tammy's blog to see her wonderful creation!!!!
Have a wonderful weekend!!!!

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Stamp Camp Sneak Peek


Hi all! Isn't this the most gorgeous project?????? This is Sandi McIver's Painted Roses project and we will be doing this Friday at Stamp Camp so RSVP today!!!! I am sending out evites via my Demonstrator Business Web Site so please RSVP via that evite, but if you didn't get an evite and want to come just contact me at ruthieb76137@yahoo.com. Hope to see you there!!!!!
Can't come on Friday? Let me know and we can set a time for either me to come to you and some of your friends or for you and your friends to come to my house! I can also make this class available by mail, just contact me for the best way for you to be able to take advantage of this class!!!!!

Friday, May 14, 2010

Saturday Sketch Challenge 5/14

Hi all! I hope you all had a wonderful week!!! Today was soooooo rainy here. I had the bright idea that I would get my errands done before it started to get bad and ended up getting caught in the worst of it!


If you are doing our weekly Blog Skip, you came to me from Max's wonderful blog!

So here's my take on the sketch for the week. As always, you can see the sketch HERE at the UDI Blog. (We were supposed to do cupcakes but I didn't see that till too late!)


Supplies:

Stamps: Charming

Inks: Brocade Blue, Always Artichoke

Cardstock: Brocade Blue, Always Artichoke, Very Vanilla

Accessories: Elegant Bouquet Embossing Folder

If you are "Skipping" - skip on over to Tiffany's awesome blog! I hope you all have a wonderful week!

Friday, May 7, 2010

Saturday Sketch Challenge 5/8

Hi all!!! I had sooooo much fun doing the blog tour last week! I hope you had a chance to take the tour and see all the wonderful things people posted! Of course, you can tune in here and do a mini Sketch Skip EVERY WEEK from the UDI Saturday Sketch Team!!!! Talk about inspiration! Everyone always has wonderful creations, so be sure to "Skip" along with us every week!

You can find this week's sketch HERE . Here's my take on this week's sketch!

Supplies:

Stamp Sets: Greenhouse Garden, All Holidays

Ink: Melon Mambo, Bravo Burgundy, Basic Black

Cardstock: Whisper White, Melon Mambo

Accessories: Rhinestone Brads, Melon Mambo Polka Dot Ribbon, Glue Stick

Technique: Faux Silk, Tissue Flowers

Now, just Skip on over to Tammy's blog for her wonderful take on this sketch!

Have a great weekend!!!!!!

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

AND THE WINNER IS!!!!!

JULIE!!!

You have won my blog candy from the Royal Blog Tour!!!


Julie Said:

"I really like your projects. That is one of my favorite stamp sets. I will have to check into the blackmagic technique. Thanks."

May 1, 2010 8:54 PM

Send me your snail mail address, Julie and I'll get your prize out the door to you!

And, a big THANK YOU! to everyone who left such kind comments!!!

AND THE WINNER IS!!!!!

I really like your projects. That is one of my favorite stamp sets. I will have to check into the blackmagic technique. Thanks.

May 1, 2010 8:54 PM

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Royal Blog Tour!!!

Welcome to my castle!!! This is my first time to participate and I have "royally" enjoyed creating these projects so I hope you enjoy them. Also, I'm offering BLOG CANDY!!!! Details are at the end of the post.

Each Princess (yes, I'm wearing my crown all the days of the tour) was to select one stamp set and use it as the primary set on their projects. For my set, I chose Tart and Tangy. I love the different things you can do with this set!

For my first project I make a little basket of Strawberries (note cards, that is!)


Supplies:
Stamp Set: Tart and Tangy, Fundamental Phrases
Cardstock: Kraft, Real Red, Confetti Cream
Ink: Close to Cocoa, Basic Black, Real Red, Green Galore
Accessories: Linen Thread

My next project is a Calendar/Drawer combination. I just love this! I got the idea for the 2010 from a Table Card at Chili's!


Supplies:
Stamp Set: Tart and Tangy
Cardstock: Basic Black, Old Olive, Cast A Spell Designer Series Paper (really! It's the opposite side of the paper with the white skulls on it!)Ink: Old Olive
Accessories: Old Olive 1 1/4" Striped Grosgrain, Eyelet Border Punch, On Board Lots of Letters, Filigree Designer Brads

The next card is just a bright and cheery simple card. I love making backgrounds with our stamps!

Supplies:

Stamp Set: Tart and Tangy, All Holidays
Cardstock: Real Red, Whisper White
Ink: Real Red, Glorious Green, Basic Black
Accessories: Real Red 3/4" Polka Dot Grosgrain Ribbon

My next project is a little more complicated version of my simple card. I love doing techniques and this one uses a technique called Black Magic. Really fun to do!



Supplies:
Stamp Set: Tart and Tangy, All Holidays
Cardstock: Basic Black, Real Red, Whisper White
Ink: White Craft Ink, Basic Black
Accessories: Real Red 3/4" Polka Dot Grosgrain Ribbon, Stampin' Pastels, White Signo Gel Pen


This next project is some cute little recipe cards! Can't you just see using them for Apple Pie, Lemon Meringue Pie, Strawberry Cake and Cherry Cobbler????????


Supplies:
Stamp Set: Tart and Tangy, From the Kitchen Of
Cardstock: Real Red, Whisper White, Yo Yo Yellow
Inks: Real Red, Glorious Green, Yo Yo Yellow, Basic Black
Accessories: 1 1/4", 1 3/8" and 1 3/4" Punches

Last but not least, I have a Hybrid Scrapbook spread for you. Can ya believe it?????? LOL! I used the Apple Stamp to create the background and My Digital Studio for the pieces matted in blue on these pages for a cute little 1st Grade Layout.


Supplies:

Set: Tart and Tangy

Cardstock: Real Red, Whisper White, Brilliant Blue

Ink: Real Red, Glorious Green, Yo Yo Yellow, Basic Black
Accessories: My Digital Studio



So now for the Candy!!!!!! I'm going to be giving away the Level 2 Hostess Set, Asian Artistry.


How do you win??? Just leave a comment!


I hope you've enjoyed your visit to my Castle. Now, just click on the ruby glass slippers below to board your Coach and continue down this Royal Path. Happy travels!


Thanks for visiting my blog.























Friday, April 23, 2010

Saturday Sketch Challenge 4/24

Hi all!!!! It's time for another Saturday Sketch!!! You can see the sketch over at the UDI Blog. If you are doing the Sketch Skip, you just came to me from Max's Marvelous Blog!



This week's card is way out of the box for me. We watch a LOT of Frasier reruns (we have all the seasons and watch it whenever there's nothing else on TV. There is a painting in Frasier's apartment that just grabbed me so I worked it into the sketch. Hope you enjoy!







Supplies:

Stamps: Fundamental Phrases

Cardstock: Basic Black, Kraft, Dusty Durango, Whisper White

Ink: Basic Black

Accessories: Flower Folds Bigz XL Die

If you are doing the Sketch Skip, the next stop is Tammy's wonderful blog!


Have a great weekend!

Friday, April 16, 2010

Saturday Sketch Challenge 4/17

Hi all! I hope you are having a wonderful Saturday. Even though it is going to be rainy off and on, I'm taking "the girls" (my Mom and Sister) for a drive to Granbury so they can see the Bluebonnets. I am so thankful to Lady Bird Johnson for starting the Texas Roadways Wildflowers Program (don't know if that's the right name). During this time of year, we don't mow in certain areas so the Bluebonnets and other native wildflowers can flourish along the highways. They are so beautiful! I'm taking my camera and hopefully I'll get some pictures to share with you!



So here's my card for this week. I don't hardly ever get the chance to do Baby cards so I thought I would just make one for fun as I have not put ink to this set yet. Be sure to check out all the Designers and the sketch over at the UDI Blog. If you are skipping through the Designer Blogs, you just came from viewing Max's great creation!




Supplies:

Set: Love Bug

Ink: Basic Black, Rose Red, Old Olive, Creamy Caramel, Chocolate Chip

Cardstock: Rose Red, Old Olive Designer Series Paper, Whisper White

Accessories: White Satin Ribbon, 1/4" Old Olive Grosgrain Ribbon, Sweet Pea Stitched Felt, Stampin' Up! Perfect Polka Dots Textured Impressions Folder, 1 1/4", 1 3/8" and Word Window Punches

To see the next Design Team project, skip on over to Tammy's wonderful blog!

Have a great weekend!

Friday, April 9, 2010

Changes, Changes and Saturday Sketch Challenge 4/10

WOW!!!! What an announcement Stampin' Up! made this week!!!! I am so excited to be able to share this with you all! With the publication of our New Catalog in July, we are totally revamping our color groups to update them. Some of our past favorite In Colors are making a return to become part of our basic color groups and we will still get new In Colors in July that will stay around for TWO YEARS! See the charts on my Left Sidebar for the new color groups. You can click on them for a PDF you can download to your computer.

Also coming up for me is the Royal Blog Tour. I am very excited to be participating in this and am planning my projects as we speak!! You can get all the info by clicking on the Princess Coach picture on the top of my Right Side Bar. Go visit the site, there are already games going on!!!! And be sure to come back for the Tour!

Now on to my Saturday Sketch. As always, you can see the sketch over at the UDI Blog Each week, all the Designers link to each other so you may have come here from Max's Blog after viewing her wonderful project.

Here's my project:

Supplies:

SETS: Fine Flourish, Butterfly Accent, Tiny Tags
CARDSTOCK: Certainly Celery, Whisper White, Shades of Spring Designer Series Paper
INK: Basic Black
ACCESSORIES: White Taffeta Ribbon, Soft Subtle Brads, Medium Jewelry Tag Punch, Beautiful Wings SU Embosslit
TECHNIQUE: Spotlighting and Kissing

To see the next Design Team project, skip on over to Tammy's wonderful blog!

Have a wonderful weekend!!!!

Friday, April 2, 2010

Saturday Sketch Challenge 4/3

Happy Easter to you all! What a glorious weekend we are having! It started out rainy but has turned out beautifully! So here's my card for this weekend. You can see the original sketch here at the UDI Blog. If you are "hopping" the Design Team's blogs, you just came from Marvelous Max's blog.



Supplies:

Set: Chocolate Bunny, Teeny Tiny Wishes

Ink: Chocolate Chip, Basic Black

Cardstock: Certainly Celery, Pretty in Pink, Bashful Blue, Tea Party Designer Series Paper, Creamy Caramel

Accessories: Eggcellent Eggs Kit

Technique: Iris Folding

To see the next Design Team project, Bunny Hop on over to Tammy's wonderful blog!

Have a wonderful weekend!!!!!! If you don't have a place to worship, I invite you to locate a United Methodist Church in your area. Our policy is "Open Minds, Open Hearts" and anyone is welcome!

Friday, March 26, 2010

Saturday Sketch Challenge 3/27

Before I get to my Sketch challenge, I have to say how grateful I am for all of my friends! This week, on Thursday, I went to Granbury to see the "Granbury Girls". I never have phone service there. About 3:30 I got into phone range and returned a call that had come in. It's about an hour drive from Granbury to where I live in Ft. Worth to I returned the call and settled in for a great chat. During the call, my phone kept beeping with calls. After two calls from my upline, one from an out-of-town friend and one from my nephew's girlfriend I decided I'd better find out what was wrong! My nephew's girlfriend told me that my Facebook account had been hacked and someone sent out a message what I was hurt in the UK and needed money to get home. I assured everyone I was okay but when I got home, my fur babies had not gotten the message.


Kiki met me and said, "Mommy, we were so worried about you!"

Miss Kitty saw on the internet that you were in trouble!

I told them it was just a hoax and they were very relieved. Mr. Whiskers said that he knew all along it was a hoax!

Okay, enough fun with that! Thank you again for caring enough to check on me!

So, here's my Saturday Sketch Challenge. You can see the original sketch on the UDI Blog If you are skipping through the Design Team, you came from Max's wonderful Blog!!!! It is her birthday on Monday so this card is dedicated to her!

Supplies:
Set: Happy Moments
Cardstock: Sweet Pea Designer Series Paper, Rose Red, Pretty in Pink, Whisper White
Ink: Black Staz-On
Accessories: 5/8" Pink Satin Ribbon
Technique: Paper Piecing

To see the next Design Team project, skip on over to Tammy's wonderful blog!

Have a wonderful weekend!!!!!!

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

The Royal Blog Tour is coming!!!!


I'm on the Royal Blog Tour! It's launching April 30 through May 3. I'm so excited I've been chosen to be a Princess! I hope you'll become a Royal Tourist and ride along in a Royal Coach. Please come and visit my castle during the tour! For more information, please check out these links!



Website: RBT Website


Home Blog: RBT Home Blog

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Saturday Sketch Challenge 3/20

Oooh! I love this sketch! This is the end of Spring Break Weekend and it has been a glorious week of beautiful Spring Days. Sooooo, what do we get tomorrow and Sunday??? SNOWWWWWWW!!!!!!!!! Welcome to Texas LOL! Anyway..... you can see this week's sketch over at the UDI Blog You can either look at what the rest of the Design Team has done or you can follow our links to each other. If you are following the links you just came from Marvelous Max' blog! Our special challenge this week was to use items from our Pretties kit (beautiful silk flowers, pearls, crystals, rhinestones and hat pins).

Supplies:

Cardstock: Rich Razzleberry, Cottage Wall Designer Series Paper

Accessories: Pretties Kit, Clear buttons, Butterfly Punch

To see the next Design Team project, skip on over to Tammy's wonderful blog!


Friday, March 12, 2010

Saturday Sketch Challenge 3/13

Ahhh! Another Saturday, another Sketch!!!!! I love doing these!!!! Check out the Sketch over at the UDI Blog The Design Team link to each other so if you started at the first blog, you came to me from Max's blog. If you just started with little ole me then keep going till you get back here!

Supplies:

Stamp Set: Curvy Verses
Ink: Old Olive
Cardstock: Rich Razzleberry, Cottage Wall Designer Series Paper, Acetate, Whisper White
Accessories: Rich Razzleberry Polka Dot Ribbon

The section of white with the verse is actually inside the card and is showing through an acetate insert. I also used the Old Olive marker to outline some of the designs on the Designer Series paper.

The next stop on our Design Team links is Tammy's wonderful blog!

Have a wonderful weekend!!!!!

Friday, March 5, 2010

Saturday Sketch Challenge 3/6

Hi all! If you are in the Fort Worth Area, I'll be at the Fossil Ridge Craft Show today from 9 am till 4 pm. Stop by and say "Hi!". Today's sketch let me use a newer set for me and I really love playing with it! Be sure and go see the sketch over at the UDI Blog. We are still Hop, Skip, Blogging (LOL!) so you probably came to me from the Awesome Max's blog, if not, just follow the links to see all of what the Design Team did!



Supplies:

SET: Charming

INK: Not Quite Navy, Always Artichoke, Rose Red

CARDSTOCK: Kraft, Not Quite Navy, Bella Blue Designer Series Paper

Accessories: Kraft Taffeta Ribbon, Wide Oval Punch

So, now that you've seen my card for this week's challenge, skip on over to Tammy's awesome blog


Have a wonderful weekend!