Congratulations Eric and Stephanie!

On Saturday, November 1,
we witness and celebrated the union of Eric and Stephanie as husband and wife.
It was a joy to be a part of this event, we have been a part of Eric’s life since birth
and have watched him grow up into the young man he is today.
This is the card I made for them.

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Eric and Stephanie wedding card 003(The layout for the card came from  Amy R blog several weeks ago.
Check her blog out, she has creative videos.)Eric and Stephanie wedding card 004Congratulations to the Unverfehrt Family!
10501922_10152313873796065_1312575514889553319_nGod’s Blessings Eric and Stephanie!10407142_10202909080716282_4102522107032291843_nSharing my Blessings –
Rhonda <><

Fall – Pie

I have been in the pie making mode.  We have a pear tree and an apple tree at the farm.
Both trees have produced a bountiful harvest of fruit this year.
What better way to use the fruit than to make pies – yum!
I love to bake! I love to eat baked goodies!
But then my high school home economics instructor’s words come to haunt me,
“Now girls remember, “a moment on the lips is a lifetime on the hips!”
Why oh why did she say that! – LOL!

iphone 10-30-14 015Apple tree at the farm.
iphone 10-30-14 016Loaded with apples this year.iphone 10-30-14 020pies 001pies 004Pie in the making.
pies 006Yum and topped off with ice cream.iphone 10-30-14 078Pear tree at our home.
003I use the same pie recipe for both fruits.
As of date,  I have made 7 apple pies and 4 pear pies,
9 of the pies I have given away to friends and family.
Sharing my Blessings-
Rhonda <><

Christmas Card – “Believe”

I made this Christmas Card for my Scrappy Girls group in September.
The card on the left is the first group of cards I made for the girls.
I just kept feeling like something was missing from the card, even after we met.
When I started putting stamps away from making the card,
I notice that the CTMH stamp set I was using had a single snowflake stamp
that matched perfectly in the snowflake punch I used for the center
of the big MFT snowflake die.  Ta da – that was what it needed.

002 003 004 005I love this little fun Stampin Up Stamp sentiment I used on the inside.
006Thanks for sharing in my project that came together after the fact.
Do you ever have a project like that?
Just needs a little something else? What do you do?
Counting my Blessings – 
Rhonda <><

Scrappy Haul at Scrapbook Factory Yardsale

Went to a Scrappy yard sale yesterday and look at the goodies I came home with:006 (2)007 (2)008 (2)009 (2)010 (2)015016
Scrapbook Factory is our local scrap-booking store,
about 45 minutes from home,
that is local when you live in the country.
The gals in the store are gems and  have fun ideas.
I went with my best Scrappy friend Crystal,
check out Crystal’s blog by clicking on her button at the right.
We always have fun and come out with some great bargains.

Counting my Blessings – 
Rhonda <><

Thank You Card

Hello Scrappy Friends –

Today I am featuring a Thank you card, Danielle made for Jackson’s 1st Birthday.

007It is so cute with the teddy bear and the dimensions of the balloons.
010The best part is Jackson signed it – hehehe with a little help from Mommy.

Counting my Blessings –

Happy Birthday Jackson

Hello Scrappy Friends
Here is a little card I made for Jackson’s First Birthday.
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The inside of the card.
jackson birthday 014When I went to see Jackson on his birthday, this is how I was greeted …027I brought him a little surprise from Nana021jackson birthday 001This is how I picked MFT Stamp for his card.

Now some pictures  from our family birthday party

Jackson loved his cupcake …
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I ate the whole cupcake!jackson birthday party 039Happy 1st Birthday little Buddy!

Counting my Blessings –

Retro Mod Clocks

Hello Scrappy Friends!

Today I am using an oldie but goodie for FWF at Unity,
Retro Mod Clocks

I purchased this set a long time ago, came across it and decided to ink it up.
I love the sentiments in the set ; )

Retro Mod Clocks 003Retro Mod Clocks 002Retro Mod Clock 001-1This is a note card – no sentiment on the inside.  I cut vellum out with
Stamp Up Clear Oval Accent Bigz Die,
then stamped clock with StazOn Ink Timber Brown the vellum.


Punched heart and attached to face of clock with a brad.  Stamped sentiment and punched
out with Stampin Up Decorative Label Punch.
Blessings –


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
Glitter Dots Assorted color.  New favorite for me!love card 002
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!
2014 266I made the thank you notes.

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:
2014 184taking off paper and wire rings
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!
May 2013 to June 2014 424
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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Great friend 005
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!