Monday, December 29, 2008

Scripture Memorization

I did something crafty today!!!! Yeah me!! It actually was very easy and would have taken me a whole 15- 30 mintes if I had my act together!

I have taken Beth Moore' challenge and teamed up to memorize Scripture for 2009. This was a goal for me this year anyway so I thought why not! I am not very good at memorization but I know to renew my mind, I need to read and hide God's Word in my heart.

I purchased index cards that are on a spiral and just altered the cover with some American Crafts paper (LOVE AC). I used Verve's Plain Jane's Psalm 37:4 stamp for my verse (just noticed that they have some more that I NEED) and some American Crafcts ribbon. I am not too sure about the ribbon though. I unwound the spiral from the front and covered it with the paper and just wound it back on...pretty easy. I am all ready to add some verses to the inside. Psalm 37: 4 is not a bad one to start with!

Have a great day....


Sunday, December 21, 2008

Merry Christmas

Sorry it has been so long.....

In the spirit of Christmas,
From Our Family to Yours,
Merry Christmas!

Love, The Ridgways

PS....My goal for the New Year is to post at least twice a week (for those of you who read my silly little blog).

Thursday, September 18, 2008

God's Blessings

Please go over and read Amy's amazing story about the past year!!! What a great story and a true testament to how God "will never leave us or forsake us."

Friday, August 29, 2008

So it's been a while....

Sorry, it's been awhile since I have posted anything! August has been a big blur for us. The first week, we had great grandparents and grandpa visiting. The second week, pre-school started for the boys, and last week we were at Mama Yo's house. So this week, we tried to get back to our routine. That's why I have been missing ( for anyone who is reading my little ole blog...thank for reading!)

The boys and the great grandparents...

Let's see what I have for you as far as eye candy....
I made this card for Anni-Verve-sary sketches.
Verve really has great stamps...should check them out.

How about one more....
Another one for the Anni-Verve-sary Sketches.
Not a big butterfly person but I like these.

Thanks for checking in!!

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Whose desk is it anyway?!?!

It seems with DH working from home my stamping time is getting pushed out. Since he has a nice big desk now, that is where I like to do my stamping now instead of the kitchen table and my closet is close by when I am at the desk. So basically he's been hogging it up! But now I can reclaim "my" desk since he is at training! Maybe some day I will have my own stamping space! A girl can dream right? Well, I could make the guest room my stamping HQ.......hmmmmm.

Anyhooo, here are some cards I made this week.......actually I made two on Tuesday night and two today (but I am only posting one that I maade today).

This card I made for the Featured Stamper challenge on SCS. I really like this layout. I may have tomake some more cards like this with different patterned paper.

This card I made for a blog that I read...every Saturday Lauren throws out a card sketch And Kristina's Color Inspiration.

This card as made for two of the challenges on SCS...the Technique Lover's challenge and the Color Combo Challenge and Mojo Monday.

See, I'm really not that creative, I just do what other crafters tell me to do! :)

Gotta go get me some ice cream...need the energy to make some more cards!

Have a great night....

Sunday, July 13, 2008

One smart cookie!!!!

I wasn't going to post today but I guess I will. No crafts today, just a post about Riley!

The other day he was playing with the LeapFrog magnets in the kitchen, I think I was doing dishes (I cannot believe he still enjoys playing with them). And he started talking about our neighbor's dog, Puggy, and then next thing I know, he has spelled out his very first sentence, pretty much by himself (he needed a little help with Puggy), and placed all the letters on top of the freezer. I was shocked. He has started to read by himself...which I am also amazed about but J has been doing a great job when he reads to him with sounding out words.

So here he is with his sentence......

Here he is spelling out Complex Words Complex (which is from a LeapFrog video,can you tell we are big LeapFrog fans!)

Hopefully, he will be an avid reader like his mommy! :)

Friday, July 11, 2008

Have your cake and eat it too!

We have a family birthday coming up and this is the card they are getting! I am not mentioning any names in case they are reading this! :) It is also for Taylor's Cupcake Challenge.

This is the front:

This is the inside:

The Cupcake pops up when you open the card.

Two posts in one day!

I don't think I will have anymore for today so have a nice weekend!

Supplies, unless noted all supplies from Stampin' Up:
Stamps: Hero Arts, Papertrey Ink, Stampin' Up!
Cardstock: Chocolaye Chip, Pretty in Pink, Provo Craft Designer Paper
Ink: Pretty in Pink, Staz-on Black, Prismacolor Pencils/OMS
Accessories: Cirlcle punches (1 1/4, 1 3/8), Chocolate Chip Twill ribbon

Go check out Allison's blog....

If you are a paper crafter/scrapbooker, you need to subscribe to Allison's blog. She does all the hard work for you, especially when it comes to finding new blogs, and she has great cards. She has added my little ole blog to her Newly Discovered post.

Thank you so much Allison for visiting little ole Naptime Stamper!!!!


Tuesday, July 8, 2008

A Flower for You

I have been trying to make a card/stamp once a day. It helps that I have tons of blogs that I read to help inspire me! Here is one blog that I read weekly....Poetic Artistry.... and every week she posts a card sketch to get you going. Here is Julee's sketch....

Here is my card....

The colors came from bedding I saw in this week's Linens and Things Sunday ad.

Thanks for stopping by!


Monday, July 7, 2008

Letters for the Twins

This is a project I made for my neighbor who had twin girls 3 months ago. That wasn't her plan, she was just hoping for one healthy baby and was blessed with two healthy babies. She did not know that twins ran in her family, and I think the husband's. The girls are doing great..smiling, getting chunky, and sleeping through the night! Go girls! I had made similar letters for her older daughter and she asked me to make some for the twins.

Here are the letters close up.....I just loved the ladybug paper. The girls room is decorated in these colors!

Thanks for stopping by!


Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Itsy, Bitsy, Teeny, Weeny Bikini there anyone out there?

Here is a summer card for you.....

Hope you are all enjoying your summer!


Friday, June 27, 2008

Just wanted to say Hi to my peeps!

I made this card the other day for a Featured Stamper challenge on SCS and thought I would use it to say Hi since I have been slacking on updating.

So what is going on in the Ridg household.....enjoying the summer by the pool. We spent Father's Day at Hilton Head....a spontaneous trip to the beach. The kids loved it...playing in the ocean and in the was hard pulling them away from it all, it was hard leaving the beach....I love the beach, although it is not the same, with kids and having to worry about the sun and what it is doing to my skin. But having a tan makes you look thinner and how else can I get vitamin D?Next year our family vacation will be at the beach.

DH started a new job and he will be working from home now, it should be a nice change. I know he is already enjoying not having to drive in the ALT traffic which is the worst in the country! Plus all the $$$$ are starting to add up in his head come tax time.

Here are some other cards I made this week.......

Thanks for checking in!!!

Friday, February 22, 2008

Finally updating!!!

Ok faithful readers (do I have any?), I know if has been a really long time since I updated! Life had gotten a little bit more busy for me with the new year!!!

So what is going on in the Slinky household...we have joined a small group, I have started volunteering at church (we are going to Northpoint)twice a week and the boys are both enrolled in their pre-school! Peanut loves school and his teachers...his teachers are great! Jeff is busy with work!

The end of January Riley turned 4 and we have a party for him at the house. Our house was filled with 18 pre-schoolers and at least one of their parents...can you say CRAZY!!! It actually didn't turn out to bad...the kids were either playing in the playroom or in the bonus room. We ordered pizza and I made some ziti for the parents. His party theme was Cars (the Disney movie)!!!

And Peanut will be turning 2 at the end of April!!! Boy does time fly, some days not fast enough!! ;) Grant will get to celebrate his birthday in Disney and then again at home! We are going to Disney the end of April and then the grandparents will be coming in the day after we get back!

Now most of you know one reason why we decided to move South is to escape the snow but looky what happened the week before Riley's birthday.....

We actually go a couple of inches of snow in January! The kids loved playing in it...the good thing is it only lasted but a day and was gone the next.

For my crafty readers, I do have some projects. Here are some cards I made recently....

Here are the teacher's gifts for Christmas.....