Love

love card 2 003I made this card for Scrappy Girls for the month of June.
Love, love, love my Zutter Bow-It-All.  I am not very good at
making bows, this helps me tremendously to make a beautiful
creative bows.
love card 2 001Here is the inside of the card.  I can use this card
for different occasions – bridal shower, wedding,
and anniversary.  It is great to have a card to fit
many occasions.
love card 003This is a close shot of the triple loop bow.
love card 011These little embellishments are so much fun to add
to a card.  The embellishments are Elizabeth Craft Design
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Counting My Blessings -
Rhonda <><

Fiftieth Wedding Anniversary

***Personal Note:  I have been MIA on my blog.  Sorry about that, life has had its ups and downs over the past 6 months for our family,  My Dear Brad has had pneumonia 4 times.  On hospice then off hospice, oxygen then no oxygen, antibiotics & steroids then off again – a roller coaster ride.  This journey that we are on, isn’t the one we had envisioned. With that – we know The One who holds our future and trusting our Dear Lord to guide us, as we take it one-day-at-a-time.  

In April we celebrated my Dad and Mom’s 50th Wedding Anniversary.
Anniversary 2 001My mom loved the invitations, simple with a touch of elegance.
Just what she wanted!
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May 2013 to June 2014 382The colors we chose were purple and gold.
I made the table decorations, using Glitter It glue,
empty Republic of Tea bottles, fine and regular purple glitter mixed.
The following is a little pic-tutorial:
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2014 185washing bottles in soapy water
2014 186rinsing bottles in vinegar water
2014 187allowing bottles to drain and dry completely
2014 198filling with Glitter It Glue and glitter
2014 200bottles finished
2014 201tulle and flowersMay 2013 to June 2014 380on the tables with candles

It was wonderful watching my Dad and Mom the whole evening
surrounded by family and friends; enjoying memories
and creating new ones as the evening unfolded.
God has blessed me with the love of family!
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May 2013 to June 2014 445Counting my blessings everyday!
Rhonda <><

Great Friend

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I made this card for my Scrappy Friend, Crystal! She is always doing for others and
giving of herself and time,I wanted to surprise her with some scrappy love.
This is the first time I inked up a MFT Stamp and I love them!!!!
I have always loved their dies and now I love their stamps. I am in big trouble – lol!
What are your favorite stamps and dies?

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I used MFT Stamp – Love is in the Air and Die-namics Blueprint 5 for the
layout of card.  The inside sentiment is a retired SU Stamp.

Thanks for stopping by!

Blessings,

Rhonda

Happy Birthday Caleb

Happy Birthday Caleb!
Caleb’s b’day was Feburary 24 (I am a little behind on posting)
I did get his card to him on his Big Day – yeah!
Calebs birthday 007Caleb is my oldest nephew and he is also serves on our local fire department.
Calebs birthday 008I am so proud of him and all those who serve.
Thank you!!!!
Calebs birthday 002Calebs birthday 003I used my CTMH Artiste Collection cartridge to make banner.
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Thanks for stopping by!
Blessings,
Rhonda

Hearts

Valentines 033Just a simple little card made of hearts and flags.
I made this for the Scrappy Girls gathering.
Valentines 035I used a lot of pink and added a gem to heart.
TH stapler to add some detail, love that little tool.
Valentines 034Blessings,

Rhonda

Sweet Little One

Valentines 001This is Jackson’s first Valentine Day Card.
I used Mouse House Stamp I picked up at a yard sale, great find!

Valentines 003I colored it with my Prismacolor pencils and gamsol,
then Copic Sketch Marker B000 to outline.  

Valentines 004Went over hearts with clear Wink of Stella,
covered jar with Close to My Heart liquid glass.
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I used sookwang tape and blue glitter to add sparkle.
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Here is my sweet little one, Jackson.
jackson 02-14 005 and here is Jackson covered in Kisses!
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Blessings, 

Rhonda

Butterfly Kisses

Hey Scrappy Friends!
Today is Friends with Flair at Unity Stamp Company.
I had fun playing with left overs from my last card.
Here is what I came up with …
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Blessings,
Rhonda

Sharing Thankfulness

I am thankful today . . .

      – for sewing machine
- for insulated coveralls
- for scrappy friends
- for time

What are you thankful for today?

We are having arctic temps in our area, first started with snow and wind, today it is temperatures and wind chill temperature.

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 I washed my coveralls, zipper broke, bummer! I am so thankful I have a sewing machine to fix the problem.

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I will stay warm during chore time.

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Once a month I get together with my Scrappy Friends, we call ourselves the “Scrappy Girls”.  This is the card I shared as a make n take.  I have been in a rut for the past couple months, trying to find my creative mojo.  I went to Pinterest for some inspiration and found it. I can add Pinterest to my thankful list.

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Counting my Blessings – Rhonda

Happy New Year – 2014

Happy New Year!
A walk through 2013. . .

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Thanks for sharing 2013 with me.
May 2014 be filled with many blessings for you and your family.

Blessings,
Rhonda

Nativity Scene

Hello Ai Fans!
Today I am using Ai Nativity Scene #J743 and May the Hope #H4084.
I love this stamp and the sentiment.  It is the simplicity of the
stamp that I love so much.  With Christmas soon upon us,
I wanted to ink it up and share it with you.
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My Ai DT term has ended and it is time for me to say farewell.
I am truly blessed to have been able to serve on the DT  for the past six months,
Art Impressions is the best company to work with.
Thank you !

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May you enjoy the simple moments this holiday season
as you spend time with loved ones.
Today is special to me, 28 years ago
I married my best friend.
Our journey together is not what we expected,
but I still enjoy quietly sitting together holding my Brad’s hand.
For me it is the simple moments that mean the most at the end of the day.
Happy 28th Anniversary – Brad!

Remember to join the fun and play along. . .
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Blessings,
Rhonda Signature