Friday, October 30, 2009

Breast Cancer Awareness Blog Hop(e)

I hope that you are all enjoying the hop so far! If you have joined in the middle please go visit my friend Michelle at the beginning!
If you are following the Breast Cancer Awareness Blog Hop(e) in order I hope you just enjoyed what you have saw at Jill's Blog - isn't she great?!!?
Here is my entry. It is all about simplicity. All it takes is one monthly self-exam and you could save your life with this step of early detection.

I used some cuttlebuged white Papertry Ink cardstock (the best!), black textured AC
Cardstock, and Pink Passion Stampin'Up! Paper. The Bblack eyelets are Making Memories I believe, and all the punches are Stampin' Up!

I hope you enjoy my simple piece of art!

Your next step on the Blog Hop(e) is:


Trust me your won't be disappointed!!

Please Hug the One You Are With!!

Monday, October 5, 2009

Gone But Not Forgotten

No - You are not seeing things - it is me!
I have been attending to life and missing you all in the meantime!
I actually made cards this weekend - and it was a great feeling!
I am starting to get my collection built so that I can get some posts ready to go...I have missed you all and you will be so happy to see what I have in store for you!

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Bye-Bye Blog Groups....Just For Now!

Hello All -
I will be posting a note to all my loving SCS Blog Groups here shortly....
I am going to be exiting the world of blog groups for a I cannot seem to get time at work or time at home to blog hop like I want or have said I will.
My coputer is too old, my life is too crazy.
I am not gone forever and hope you still all hang around to check out my work.
I will still be announcing some blog candy on Monday!!!!!
Hug the one you are with!

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Oh Look! Another Swap!

I think these swaps make me feel like I can cook! :)
Don't forget Blog Candy announcement coming, new blogs rolls, and I am going to be visiting blogs today! I need to catch up sooo bad!

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Swap Cards!!

I love swap recipes!

Hug the one you are with!
PS - Blog Candy announcement and new blog rolls to be presented!!

Monday, July 13, 2009

Totally Stolen

I did not come up with the idea for this card....I stole it from a swap.
She didn't sign her card or put a slip of paper anywhere, so I cannot give her proper credit.
So this is my way of trying to!

The middle portion is raised....the stamp is thoughts and prayers by SU!.
On another to the dentist this afternoon as I have some pain in a tooth they filled...I hate the dentist. Who likes to sit with their mouthing open for that long while people stare into ?
Ryley got new medicine for her thrush, and she is 11 pounds and 15 ounces...she is growing!
Abby had a great tumbling class this weekend, and enjoyed Jimmy's 2nd birthday...
Where do my weekends go sometimes???
Hug the one you are with!

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Joy's Monthly Card Kit Swap

I don' tknow this little girl's name but I am going to guess she is an cute!

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Alright - It is July Already??

First and Foremost - Happy 4 Month Birthday to Ryley Ann Today!

This is from a monthly card kit swap...I think this one is simple enough...I didn't color her...Michelle - yes, these are hard to color too! :)
Another monthly card kit swap...thought this was too cute!!!

Thanks for haning in there with me ladies!!!

Hug the one you are with!

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Groovey Guava Beauty

I love this of my favorites!
I seriously can't wait until the next group of In Colors come out though as this year's were not my favorite...

I love the layout with the it a classic look!

Got to loev a Bella card...guaranteed to drive you crazy while coloring!

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

MIA Again

Hello Ladies~
I am going to be MIA this week
I am having some really big issues in my life and we will leave it at that.
I will psot when I can this week ~ but don't get your hopes up.
Love ~ Molly

Friday, June 5, 2009

Christian Card Kit Swap

Another Card Kit Card!

I am loving this paper for a Christian Card...I think it is gorgeous!!!
And to my friend Michelle *yes I always know which one is you!*
Head over to Fun-Frilled and Digiments some great contests going on!

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Key Lime Pound Cake

Now doesn't that sound like fun in the summer?
Hug the one you are with!

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Altered Picture Frames...Kind of...

I say kind of...becuase I just stamped them...does that count?
These are for a swap and I think they make great gifts for grandparents and simple and you can get them at AC Moore or Wal Mart for like $2.50 a piece...easy peasy!

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Swap Cards!

Yes - I am making my way back into it! May was for some reason an awful month! Going back to work, adjusting to a schedule of three in one, family issues (not in my house), and more...YIKES!
I took some time really realize what I wanted to more, cook more, stamp for me more....not just swaps. I do have swap cards to show as I am finishing up those I have signed up for. I guess I am tired of working really hard and getting so-so back, or forgetting and holding a swap becuase mine are one of the last ones in. Oh well...
That and I want to get back into making good cards and being a serious blogger again
*wink*wink* Michelle - love ya!

I had not used my cuttlebug in a while so I brough it out to make some cards in no time...I do think the last one looks like it took me no time....I hate it when my cards look sloppy!!
Don't forget Fun-Frilled - Today is my day!
Digiments - ALWAYS a contest and new releases!!!
Hug the one you are with!

Monday, June 1, 2009

Last Week Fun-Frilled Card!

Hello ladies - I wanted to share with you my Fun-Frilled Card from last week - it is from a card kit - MY FAVORITE!
I love the plaid sooo much! I hope you all bounce over to see all the wonderful cards!!

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Hello All - Updates!

Hi All!

I have been a horrible blogger lately and I believe that once this awful month passes I will have my head screwed on tightly again!

A Couple Things To Note:
Fun-Frilled - Lots of great cards and contests!
Digiments - GREAT new company with contests!
Today I Said A Prayer For You - blog for prayer requests!
Molly's Army coming soon!

Plus More - Yes somehow there will be even more!

Hug the one you are with ~ snit happens ~we all need to get over it sometimes!

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Blog Surfing & Christmas

So today I have scheduled in a break in my busy work day to blog surf becuase I am dreadfully behind due to the crash of my home computer...I plan to be caught up and to get back in the swing of the normal by the weekend!!
So Christmas was on my mind....can you tell??
Shopping has officially started so maybe that is why...hmmm
***Can anyone tell me where to get one of the ligh tents so my pictures turn out better???

Ladies - please do not forget to visit my favorite couple of websites - you won't be upset that you spent your time doing so:
Fun-Frilled - the theme this week has to do with Memorial Day
Michelle - her cards are always amazing and she has the cutest Monkey card on yesterday's post
Digiments - a great new sentiment line - I ordered all the releases so far for a mere $20.00 and will be using them all next week!

Christmas Part 2

***Please note this was supposed to post yesterday...I screwed up somehow but am going to blame it on my computer anywasy!***
So City of David got one last Hoorah....I think I like the blue one better though...

Hug the one you are with!

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

2 In A Row!

Two days in a row - go me!!
or go computer!!
Alrighty - can you imagine that I would post a card for non other than a swap!?
This is for a monthly themed card I am in...trying to get caught up as going back to work, planning Abby's party, family in town, etc. has put me a little behind - yuck!

Here are some fun pictures from the weekend....isn't she too cute?

How one sleeps like this - I don't know?

Now if I were you I would head to FUN-FRILLED!

It is my day to also - scroll down and check out Michelle's post from Monday - good stuff and a good contest!!
Michelle also has a new company so don't forget to check out her blog so you can link to Digiments!

Monday, May 18, 2009

Happy Monday!

First and Foremost - have you stopped over at Fun-Frilled yet this morning?
If not - YOU SHOULD!
Love this Christmas Card? I do too - but I got tired of using the same set over and over again...this was the SU! City of David's last hoorah at the Ritterbeck home....07 In Colors - won't you come back??

Whoe doesn't love an altered item? I gave this gift to a secret pal who's name starts with "p". Is this actually a useful frame or a decoration? It is up to to decorate though!

My computer seems to be back working better - knock on wood here....
Can't wait to blog hop today as I have missed my girls!
Hug the one you are with!

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Welcome Back!

I got my computer to upload and work!!
Funny story...
We got our laptop back and I was so excited - until when you try and type stuff it just doesn't work. You press "a" and "as" comes on the screen. This happens with lots of keys - that is why the computer guy sounded frustrated - and he is not a professional just a friend - so we are just going to roll with it...
I decided to try my good ol desktop a try and it worked...knock on wood!
The card is from nothing other than a card kit...don't you love it?
Please don't forget to check out Fun-Frilled for great cards and a great contest!!!
Hug the one you are with!

I Have A Post For You!

But it is not what you wanted....
So sorry - but I have just picked up my computer and will be **hopefully** be able to work with it tonight....I know, I know, I swear I am not putting you all off - I miss you all already!
Can't wait to be back to serious blogging (*wink*) ladies

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Tomorrow I Promise

Hello ladies! I promise that I will have some cards posted - My computer should be acting better as part of my computer they say has been fixed!! I hate not being able to do much except at work (which isn't enough at all!!)
Please go check out Fun-Frilled and see what they have going on this week!!

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

First Day Back to Work

So, today is my first day back to work...BLAH
I was up at 4:30 like always to start getting ready and finish up my card for the Fun-Frilled Design Team...actually it was done, I was just de-bugging my computer last night and could not upload it until today. PLEASE check it out and look at the details for the new contest!
The card for today is posted over at Fun-Frilled so go there for Tuesday's post - it is my day!
My computer is on the up and up *cross your fingers* as it did allow me to upload husband's laptop is going to get fixed today and then will be called Molly's laptop :)
I will be posting more cards this week provided work does not kill me...thanks for hanging in there while my computer has not been working and I have not been able to post ladies!
Hug the one you are with!

Wednesday, April 29, 2009


Yes - For the first time in a while I have nothing to post more than some randomness...
Please go to Fun-Frilled for some good stuff and a blg candy entry that you don't want to miss!
I found out I liked ham salad yesterday!
I found out that you CAN be over educated!
I found out that the terrible two's have set in...
I found out that it is possuble to have half your face go numb from the dentisit (yes on purpose).
Chew on that until tomorrow ladies - my two year old is screaming about the dog...who is harmless...
Hug the one you are with!

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Yes - Another Card Kit!

I am in a Christian Card Kit Swap and I do not want to offend any of the swappers in the group - but this one by far has been my favorite...I think mainly due to the colors....and I want this stamp set!

PLEASE don't forget to check out the Fun-Frilled website today as it is my day to hostess!
Hug the one you are with!

Monday, April 27, 2009

Design D.I.V.A.S Challenge

We were to use a very unique technique (which if you know me I don't venture into the technique world much) with our cuttlebug and scrap paper. Instead of using scrap pieces, I used scrap punch pieces and this is how it turned out...I didn't trim the white completely perfect to give it the scrap feel instead of the background.
Not completely sure that I like my colors, but I guess I am just happy I tried a new technique!
(Our Daily Bread, Stampin' Up! Paper and Punches)
Please don't forget to check out the ladies at Fun-Frilled this week...if you love Rachel Ray - you won't want to miss it - our cards were completed in 30 minutes or less!!
Hug the one you are with ladies!

Thursday, April 23, 2009


Here is a shocker for you - I am in a swap on SCS!
Here is my card for a swap about the sweet life hosted by my friend Tracey!

Please don't forget to check out the gals at Fun-Frilled and see what new things are posted - and please don't forget about the amazing blog candy that is up for grabs for playing along!
Hug the one you are with!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

More Awesome Card Kits

Card kits I have received that I have been driving my husband crazy with because I had not used them yet!
This is the first Magnolia stamped image I have ever used!

Gotta love this stinking monkey!

I believe this may be a Whiff of Joy stamp? Look at my attempt to shade!

My second ever Magnolia image on a 5X5 card

And of course one of my new growing favorites - House Mouse!
Hug the one you are with girls!
BTW - Have you looked at the Fun-Frilled website lately?

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Fun-Frilled Card & Candy

Please don't forget to hop on over to Fun-Frilled (CLICK HERE hehehe) to see my card today as I am the Tuesday Host with the Most....Super cute cards and some MASSIVE blog candy for playing along!
Now scroll down to see my post for the day!!

More Blog Candy Added for Today - Updated at 8:33 AM

Toodles and Binks is also hosting from Blog Candy - and it is super easy to get entered! Just click on their name!
Another Blog Candy Today!!! - Updated at 9:36 AM

What do you have to do to qualify for the blog candy? Well, here's the list:
Grab the above banner and put it on your sidebar with a link to the Whiff of Joy webstore.
Write a post on your blog letting people know about the candy.
Go back to Katherine's Blog and leave a link to your post in the Mr. Linky Widget.The candy is open until May 1st, so what are you waiting for???

Christian Card Kits

These kits are from a montly swap on SCS
The inside of this one says:
"What the caterpillar calls the end of the world, the amster calls a butterfly."
Richard Bach
Can you tell I love this layout??

Hug the one you are with!

Monday, April 20, 2009

Taylored Expressions Challenge

I am using this card I created for a challenge over at Caardvarks that is sponsored by Taylored Expressions.
Basically you needed to use a tree...unfortunately my camera decided to puke and I need to get it fixed pronto...I had to use an old camera and this was the result...yuck!
But the card is still cute!
Hug the one you are with!
PS - scroll down there are more post today!

Pebbles Give Away - 6 Sets of Chalks!

Want to win 6 new sets of chalks?
Click on the button below! That easy!!

50 Card Fronts X's 2!!

I signed up for a swap where you made card fronts for as many people that signed up. We were using brand new stamp sets from the Stampin Up! catty. I signed up from Thoughts & Prayers and when I finished I decided to do Congratulations from Sale-A-Bration.

I really like this first card using Groovy Guava from 07 In Colors...I like it both plain and with the DP (random brand from All That Scraps that was on sale). PLus I noticed you could turn it three different ways and it still looked neat!

Here is the second one using again 07 In Colors of Soft Sky and Blue Bayou. Needless to say these colors are no more in stock!
Hug the one you are with!