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 –

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 <><

Down on the Farm

Just wanted to say all is well “Down on the Farm”, it has been a busy time since we are getting frequent rain showers.  Last year this time, we couldn’t buy a drop of rain, this year is another story.  With so many jobs to do, the fellows are going in all direction as well as myself.  I mow or help do yard work for the guys in our family; especially when it is so busy.  I was mowing on Tuesday and the mow broke, took it back to shop to investigate what the problem could be.  My hubby was a mechanic for many years and taught me a few things.  Always start simple, took out mower manual and looked at fuses, then PTO switch.  My son came in shop and said it could be switch or clutch. Then my oldest nephew stopped in and added the switches go out frequently.  We have had the mower for 4 years and I have never replaced switch.  To make a long story short and after using a volt meter; the switch had to be the problem. My sister-in-law then ran to get switch for the mower.  I had milking chores to do.  Then on Wednesday, with mower being fixed, I finished another yard.  On coming back to farm, there was a cow calving.  My next oldest nephew was busy unloading loads of silage.  He came and gave me a piece of baling twine with loops on each end.  He said, “If she will let you get close, put the loops on front legs and pull when she pushes”. I have helped with many a calf pulling, but not with baling twine – lol!  First time mommas are a little wild, but I think they know when you are there to help.  I waited patiently and soon she was ready for help.  I pulled  this little fellow, he was a big one!

164 What a good momma, tending to the calf right away!

168Aw, this is sweet!

178This is Clint unloading silage.

179Pulling empty wagon away.

180Finishing up for the night, being ready to go tomorrow.

172Grandpa checking out new combine with Caleb.  It is always exciting when new equipment arrives at the farm.  Our guys are wise when it comes to
buying new/different equipment, it isn’t something they do lightly.

188My oldest, Matt, combining barley.  He is in the old combine.  We have had this combine for many, many years.

189He is stopping to come and visit with his Dad.  We are parked on side of road  near field.

Along with evening chores – milking; this was all happening on Wednesday.  I had three new calves on Wednesday.  (I am not sure what the guys were thinking – lol!  All these new babies during busy time.)  On Thursday it was more of the same.  I wanted to get pictures of Curt using vertical till, but he stopped for evening before I could get them.  Oh well, it was getting dark.  I was in the milking parlor most of evening, then onto feeding calves.  I tended to 35 calves on Thursday night.

Sorry, no crafty busy today.  It is all about “Down on the Farm”.

Thanks for stopping by and sharing in a part of my world.

Blessings on your Day – Rhonda <><

Celebrating Life!


Not too long ago we celebrated my father-in-laws 80th Birthday.  The night was filled with good food, story telling of years gone by, but most important Wilmer was surround by those who love him!  When you have lived 80 years in the same area, (the first 70 years he  lived in the same house), there are many stories of how times have changed.  It was great to sit back and enjoy this precious time.

1365988182380Wilmer always has a smile on his face.  He loved the cake, farming has been his whole life.

1366139732071I made this card to celebrate the occasion using Oscar (Sku#K1239) & Chronologically gifted (Sku#F1428) from Art Impressions.

1366139742227These stamps came from Stampin Up.

1366139752320I used MS punch, several die cuts and embossed some of the layers.

1366139776202 Part of the evening entertainment was going through the years.  Wilmer didn’t miss a beat, he loves to reminisce.

1366139788066Just a fun festive card for a fun filled evening.  I didn’t color Oscar, thought it was a funny little pun to leave him black and white – hehe!

Thanks for stopping by! :)
Blessings & Prayers – Rhonda 

Adam and Beth’s Wedding Day

I made this card for my sweet niece and hubby’s wedding.  I used Stamping Bella stamp, Spellbinders Lacy Ovals, Heartfelt Creations corner, Stampin Up Old Olive ribbon, Navy paper, and stamp on inside, Copic Stretch markers, and little gems.

On Sunday, May 26, my sweet niece and her fiance were married, Congratulations Adam and Beth!
It was a beautiful ceremony and a fun filled reception.


 Messiah Lutheran Church in St. Louis


Beth and Adam


Rhonda and Brad

Danielle, Matt, & Baby
My oldest and his lovely wife, along with first Grand baby!


 Jon and Amy
My youngest and his lovely girlfriend.

Windows on Washington in St. Louis, MO

We enjoyed the evening with family and friends.
Best Wishes to Beth and Adam
We Love you!!!!

Thanks for sharing the moments with me.
Blessings – Rhonda <><