Sunday, November 10, 2013

Jodi’s Birthday


Yes, I kept my promise not to make another step card!  This card is for our oldest daughter’s birthday.  I had a hard time deciding what image I should use and finally picked this cute Tilda.   Jodi is our holiday baby since she was born on Veterans Day and because of that everyone celebrates her birthday across our nation…….well really not but it sounded good.


Jodi like bright colors and this royal blue just fit the bill. 


A close up view.


Some of the flowers I used.


One last look.

Thanks for stopping by and may your week be a glorious one.  Always love hearing from you.

                           hugs, Ruth Ann

Friday, November 8, 2013

Another Thank You!


At the embroidery retreat I attended one of my co-workers cooked the food and served it…….I must say everything was delicious.  Therefore I decided to make her a card to show her how much we appreciated everything she did.


Off to check out all my stamps and this is what I came up with.   Marilyn likes bright colors so I thought these would be perfect.


What better image to use than this cute little chef Tilda.


A close up of some of the flowers.


One last picture of the card.   Okay I promise the next card won’t be a step card… least I don’t think it will be!

Thanks for stopping by always love hearing from you.

                         hugs, Ruth Ann

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Happy Birthday Sarah!


Yes, it’s me again and you will see me quite often during the month of November since I have 6 birthdays that I have to make cards for.  Our granddaughter Sarah is the first one that I want to share with you.


I had so much fun making my last card using my new Cheery Lynn die that I had to make another one.  Sarah lives in Colorado so better to use but a nice log, trees and of course some deer.  She is an artist and works in an art gallery so I always try to create something different for her.


Thought I’d give a close up view of this adorable Tilda.


For the sentiment I used a Spellbinder…Deckled Rectangle, thought it gave it a woodsy look.



One last look before I put it in the mail.

Thanks for stopping by always love hearing from you.

                             hugs, Ruth Ann

Monday, October 28, 2013

Thank You!

I just finished going to an embroidery retreat that the owner of our quilt shop put on, I really learned a lot.   I know how much time she put into getting everything put together so I made this little card to tell thank you.


I used the new Cheery Lynn die to make this step card and boy is that ever nice.  My good friend Janie told me about it and I’m so glad she did!


This a side angle of the card, the purple looks blue however it’s really purple.


Here’s a picture of the flowers, I didn’t go all out on the flowers but I did want to use these violets on the card.  Claudia’s little granddaughter’s name is Violet so I knew she’d like them.


Just a close up of this adorable Tilda image.

Thanks for stopping by my blog, love hearing from you.  Hope you have a wonderful week.

hugs, Ruth Ann

Sunday, September 8, 2013

A Birthday Wish for Amanda


Believe it or not I have two posts today.  Our oldest granddaughter’s birthday is the 9th then we have another granddaughter whose birthday is the 10th so you will get a double dose today.

The first card is for Amanda who graduated with  a law degree and all she’s done for the last 7 years is study, study and more study.  Once she graduated she was then studying to take the bar.


She doesn’t wear glasses although she might now after all that studying.


Isn’t she a cutie!



Just a quick shot of the flowers on her card.  She will be 26 so boy that makes me really old.


Now this next card is Megin’s card she’s the one that just got married in June.  She will be 22…..nope I’m not getting any younger….darn.


She’s one of my dark haired beauties so I just had use this adorable new Wee stamp. 


I made three of the flowers using a Cheery Lynn flower die.  I sprayed them with Glimmer Mist but it didn’t show up so got out the Stickles.  After putting  the Stickles on I of course had to put it on all the flowers.


This is the inside of the card…..she is quite the horse lover, she and her husband have a Dunn and White paint horse so I just had to use this Cheery Lynn horse die.


One last picture of this adorable Indian Princess!   

Well that’s it folks….hope you’ve had a great week-end and looking forward to a great week.     Thanks for stopping by I always love hearing from you.

hugs, Ruth Ann

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Misty’s Birthday


Here I am once again because there is another birthday in out family.  This  is for our youngest daughter’s birthday, then our daughter-in-laws birthday will be in another 2 weeks so I’ll be busy making another card. 


She is a tennis player and loves purple and orange together for her tennis outfits and racket so I just had to use those colors in this card.


Had to show off the flowers I made using a Cheery Lynn die and as you can see they are also orange and purple…hee hee.  


This flower is one of WOC flowers


Probably couldn’t guess that she’s a pretty blonde and just as sweet as she is pretty and such a blessing to our family.

There you have it… will be seeing me again in about 2 weeks and again in September as I have 2 granddaughter’s with birthdays a day apart then I get to rest till November gets here and then I’m off to the races with 6 birthdays.   I’ll be pooped by the end of November…ugh.

Thanks for stopping by my little blog….love hearing from you.

hugs, Ruth Ann

Monday, July 29, 2013

Tractor Man

Well here I am again this time it’s our son’s birthday.  At first I couldn’t figure out what to do for him but soon decided to use this tractor once again.  After talking to him the other day he started telling us of the tractor he had just bought so what less could I do but put a tractor on his card.
He is a boat captain on a very large boat so when he decided to try his hand at a garden (in Florida) but seemed to have a fight on his hands with all the bugs we thought it was kind of funny.  Then when he said he’d bought a tractor we were amazed!   Come to find out he plans on using it on his hunting lease…….that makes more sense.
I found the cornstalk die in Die-namics and just had to use it on his card.
I hadn’t planned on the clouds but when I was gluing one of the cornstalks it fell so I had glue where it shouldn’t have been.   My only options was put some clouds on the card.
Thought I’d share a couple of my latest projects with you.   This is a tote which I’ve made quite a few of but this time I used a product in it that I use in the purses I make and love how it made the tote look.
This is my latest purse which is a really fun and happy one….perfect for summer and boy have we been having a HOT summer.  Today it’s finally back in the upper 80’s.
Here’s a couple of pictures of some of my flowers.   I will take a new picture this afternoon when the sun is behind the house so you can see how they have changed….will post it at a later date.
Thanks for stopping by my blog and my your have a blessed week!
hugs, Ruth Ann

Monday, July 22, 2013

Happy, Happy Anniversary


The 23rd is our 52nd anniversary so I needed to make my husband an anniversary card and was having a hard time trying to come up with something.   Then it hit me…..he just got back from a hike in the mountains close to our house so what better to use but Edwin hiking.


I also used the background that goes with Edwin.  Since it was a guy card I didn’t want to put a lot of fussy flowers on it so used one Sunflower from WOC and added a little greenery.

Tomorrow we are off to meet my brother and sister-in-law at a quaint little town where I plan on buying a lot of fabric for a quilt I am planning on making…..oh what fun!!

Once we get home it’ll be time to help celebrate our son-n-laws birthday….poor fella he has to share the day with us….every year.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope your week has started off great.   With the arrival of the royal baby I’m sure everyone in the UK is celebrating!


hugs, Ruth Ann

Saturday, July 20, 2013

A Granddaughter’s Birthday

I made this card for my youngest granddaughter who will be turning 18 on the 26th.  She is a very special young lady but it also makes me sad know she is growing up…..the time goes by so quickly.
I once again decided to use a Wee stamp instead of my favorite Tilda’s so here you have it.  I colored her with my copic’s then cut her out with a Spellbinder die.  As I’m sure you’ve noticed I used purple and lavender to make this card.  My good friend Janie let me come over and cut out some fishtail tags which I used for the sentiment.
Most of the flowers are from WOC however I did use a Martha Steward punch for the one flower.
I don’t know if you can tell or not but I added a Swarovski crystal to the center of the bow.
Thanks for stopping by in your buy schedule.
hugs, Ruth Ann
This was an after is a picture of the quilt I made for my granddaughter and her new husband.  This granddaughter is the sister to the granddaughter that I just made the card for.  There was too much light coming through the window so the picture didn't turn out very good,


Monday, July 15, 2013

A Special Happy Birthday


I made this card for my son-in-law who’s birthday is the same day as our anniversary which means I need to get busy and make another card.  My son-in-law is a hunter so I just couldn’t resist making this card.


As you can see I used this adorable Miss Muu Muu along with the barb wire background.   He hunts elk during bow season and gun season and we always hope to get a cow tag so we don’t have to kill a bull.  That’s why the sentiment……just had to do it.


Isn’t she just the cutest thing.   I embroidered a shirt for him and as you can see it has a bull elk on it.


Here’s a closer look at the design.


I also promised some pictures of the wedding……it was his daughter that got married.





There are a few pictures of the wedding which was beautiful and the weather was perfect.  If you noticed the arch in some of the pictures my husband made it for Megin and it now lives in our yard with grape vines planted on either side.  Megin said NO one else was to get married under her arch.

Thanks for stopping by and my you have a blessed week.

hugs, Ruth Ann