Tuesday, December 25, 2007

2007 Wreath

Merry Christmas everyone!!!
I try to make our wreath every year for Christmas. Here is our 2007 one....This holiday season I've been feeling red and white...I even had my husband buy new outside christams lights in those colors. Oh the things I make him do :)

Saturday, December 22, 2007

2007 Gingerbread House

Here are some pics from our gingerbread house making experience. It was the first time I've ever made a gingerbread house. I thought it would be simple but I was sadly mistaken...building and decorating a gingerbread house is a lot of work and creativity. But I survived and think we'll try again next year. Although I'm thinking that my husband and I need to each have our own house to design. I am from University of Oregon (GO DUCKS!) and my husband is my rival from Oregon State University (he'd like to insert GO BEAVERS! here...I'll allow it, this time). So one side of the house is for me and the other is for him....but next year I'm decorating my ENTIRE gingerbread house for the DUCKS! :)

Sunday, December 9, 2007

Brayer Christmas Card

So this was my first time Brayering---I love it! It's so easy and fun! I CASE'd this from the very talented Julie. I've made about a dozen of these for Christmas cards this year. I have about 75 people to send cards to so I'll be making a couple of different designs to send out. I'll post those later throughout the month.
Stamp: Lovely As a Tree Stamp Set
Ink: Bordering Blue Classic Stamp Pad, Night of Navy Classic Stamp Pad, StazOn Jet Black
Paper: Bordering Blue, Night of Navy, Whisper White, Glossy White
Accessories: Brayer, Stamping Sponges, Watercolor Wonder Crayons, Ticket Corner Punch
All Materials Stampin' Up!

Saturday, December 1, 2007

Thankful Thoughts Card

Here's the Thanksgiving Card I sent out this year.
Stamp: Thoroughly Thankful Stamp Set
Ink: Chocolate Chip Classic Stamp Pad
Paper: Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Very Vanilla
Accessories: Markers
All materials Stampin' Up!

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Christmas Baskets

Wow! I can't believe it's almost been one month since I've posted....work has just taken over so much of my time. But I have been crafty, I have been working on making tons of these christmas baskets...I think I have 40 made so far.

Friday, October 19, 2007

Gift Baskets

Many of you have seen these wonderful gift baskets that Cambria Turnbow created on her blog! She is sooooo awesome! Well....she also demostrated these at the Stampin' Up! Regionals in Portland, Oregon on Friday, October 12th. I've been waiting to make them since seeing them on her blog and I was inspired to make them even more when I saw her make them in person! They are so adoreable. I already made 20 for Halloween and 10 for Christmas! To check out Cambria's blog just click on her name under the "Blogs I like to visit" section or click on her name above. Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Thank You Card for Leslie

My husband's department was putting together a "Family Night" Gift Basket/Raffle at his work. He asked me to ask my friend, Michele, to ask her sister, Leslie for some free skating passes. Leslie is the manager of Skate World in Gresham and she is super sweet. We were thinking we'd get like 2 or 3 or 4 passes...but she gave 6 passes! Anyway...I wanted to make her a thank you card...Here's the details on the card....
Stamps: Blossoms Abound, Sincere Salutations
Ink: Regal Rose, Rose Red, Garden Green, Certainly Celery, Sahara Sand
Paper: Regal Rose, Rose Red, Sahara Sand, Very Vanilla
Accessories: Stamping Sponges, The Tearing Edge, Light Pink Organdy Ribbon (from Joann's Fabric Store)
All materials Stampin' Up! unless otherwise mentioned.

Saturday, September 29, 2007

Anniversary Card for Sister-in-Law

My Sister-in-Law and her new hubby are about to celebrate their first anniversary on Monday. My hubby and I are seeing them this evening and I didn't have any anniversary cards in my stash...so I had to quickly create this one.
Stamps: Olive You, Soft Swirls
Ink: StazOn Jet Black, Classic Bashful Blue
Paper: Bashful Blue, Barely Banana, Whisper White
Accessories: Black grosgrain ribbon, versamark pad, white emboss powder, heat tool, powder pals, watercolor pencils, blender pens, stampin' dimensionals, crafters tool kit, round corner punch
All materials Stampin' Up!

Sunday, September 16, 2007

Outside Table Cover

My hubby and I bought a really nice table and chairs for our back deck...and we live in Oregon...meaning rain, rain, rain :) Only half of our back deck is covered and I really wanted to make sure these staying clean and "new-looking" for years to come...Hence project - Table Cover! I went to Joann's and found some Vinyl that was water-proof and that would hold up against the outside elements. What do you think? Well, I'm quite proud of myself for creating this lovely table cover :)
*** Oh and please disregard the doggie prints EVERYWHERE!!! :) ***

Saturday, September 1, 2007

Ohio Star Quilt for CARES Northwest

There is a group at my work called KP Quilters (I work for Kaiser Permanente). We make quilts and donate them to CARES Northwest. CARES Northwest is a medically-based child abuse assessment and intervention program that puts children first. Check out their website for more information, http://www.caresnw.org/
Everyone in KP Quilters has a job, from choosing the monthly design, cutting fabric, sewing/creating blocks, putting quilt tops together, adding batting and backs, etc. My job is sewing/creating the blocks. If you have fabric, thread, etc you would like to donate to KP Quilters, let me know.
Here is the latest, it's the Ohio Star Pattern, you can see my 9 blocks that I'll be sending onto the next person to put together to complete the quilt top...

Friday, August 31, 2007

Pillows for Mom

Hi all - no I haven't fallen off the face of the earth....but it's been like that! I have one of those summer colds that just won't leave! Got it on Sunday and it's lingering like crazy :( Anyhoo....I haven't worked on many cards this weekend because my brain can't possibly think of something to create from scratch, so I finished up the pillows my mother asked me to make for her bedroom. She got a new white bedspread that has little cranberry colored flowers on it and she's thinking the room looks too white and wanted some color in there...so voila! Here mom---here's some matching pillows :)

Monday, August 20, 2007

Friday, August 17, 2007


Just a simple little blog about the Roth Family.

As to date we consist of:

Husband - Brent & Wife - Laura

Puppy Son - Herkimer

Puppy Daughter - Havana


Hi All! Sorry I haven't posted in a while. I've had a busy week. My hubby and I are about to celebrate our 1 year anniversary on Monday, 8/20. We will be heading to the coast to escape work for a few days. So no crafts this weekend :) But I will leave you with a picture or two until I get back....

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Baby Blanket #1

Here is a cute baby blanket I just finished making for a friend. I have never liked pink but I love this dark pink, light pink and green combo. I enjoy making baby blankets--probably because they are not to difficult...you just need to go straight across...I can't imagine making a sweater...."what this piece needs arms?"

Saturday, August 11, 2007

Jeweled Bookmarks

I went to the craft store the other day and saw some Jeweled Bookmarks that I just loved...well I thought to myself, "I can make that!" So I bought the supplies and went home and started making bookmark after bookmark. I've decided that I'm going to put them in my family's stockings at Christmas.
If you're family and you're looking at this blog, can you guess which one is going to be yours? :)
Thanks for stopping by. Have a great weekend!

Monday, August 6, 2007

Tea Book

I made 3 of these Tea Books for my dear friend, Kathryn. She brought tea time to our department a few years ago. Every day at 10am we would take a break from work and enjoy a cup of tea and some snacks. Kathryn decided to go back to school and our department was extremely sad to see her leave. Before she left I had everyone donate a tea bag and a nice note. In each book I created 8 slots for a tea bag so that every time she makes herself a cup of tea she can think of the person who gave her that tea. I'll miss you Kathryn!

Saturday, August 4, 2007

Jewelry Time

So I took a break from card making and worked on my "beading". Here is a necklace and a pair of earrings I made. The earrings are for my great friend Michele! Her birthday was last month and she loves wearing jewelry especially hand made items. She wanted something black and white and so...here they are :) I hope she likes.

Saturday, July 28, 2007

Meant to be Card

Here is a fun card I made from leftover cardstock. This is for a friend that got engaged this year, she plans on having her wedding colors be various shades of purple.
Stamps: Olive You, Cute Converse
Inks: Basic Black, Many Marvelous Markers
Card stock: Very Vanilla, Pale Plum, Perfect Plum, Whisper White
Accessories: Black Grosgrain Ribbon, Double Rectangle Punch

All materials Stampin' Up!

Friday, July 27, 2007

Diane's Annual Stamp Camp

Here are some of my favorite cards that we have made at Diane's annual Stamp Camp. Thanks Diane for the great ideas and tips!

Thursday, July 26, 2007

Previous Stamp Camps

Snowman Books
I love making these little books. They make excellent gifts and they are super easy to make and cute!

Stamps: Tags & More
Card stock: Whisper White, Real Red
Ink: Basic Black, Real Red, Many Marvelous Markers
Accessories: Many Mittens Wheel, 2-way Glue Pen, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, Red Gingham Ribbon

All materials Stampin' Up! except for composite book.

Holiday Poinsettia Card
This has got to be one of my all time favorites. I got the inspiration for this card from Kimberly Ransom. Thanks Kimberly!!!

Stamps: In Full Bloom, Sincere Salutations
Card stock: Whisper White, Rose Red
Ink: Basic Black, Rose Red
Accessories: 2-way Glue Pen, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, Scissors, Stampin' Dimensionals, Stampin' Pastels

All materials Stampin' Up!.

Here are more cards that I have demo'ed during monthly Stamp Camps. If you would like information on what materials where used, just let me know, I'd be happy to share.
Most, if not all, materials Stampin' Up!.