Monday, November 30, 2009

The Stamping Boutique's 12 days of Christmas project!

I have made a Christmas gift for my oldest daughter from the 12 days of Christmas images I got from The stamping boutique!! I am excited at how they turned out. They are Christmas ornaments for her first tree-at least I figure she will get a tree for her apartment this year! You can purchase this adorable set of the 12 days of Christmas HERE. Tracey has lots of new cute cute images, and Stef too!!! Make sure to visit, and keep up with what is going on, and learn about new images HERE on Tracey's blog!
I made these on top of some super thin board that I got from Joannes-they were already cut into
circles. My husband put holes at the top of each one, and I printed the images and cut the circles out on my cricut-that took a tiny bit of arranging, but once I got the hang of it-it worked perfectly! Then just colored and embellished, and there ya go! A cute new set of ornaments that hopefully she will keep-I am giving them to her in a wooden box to keep them in-but I havent' got that decorated yet. Let me know what you think!

Squigglefly Challenge #30--enter to win an image!

Well, this is the last challenge until the new year, due to such hectic - busy times during this next month! There is a DT call over on the SF blog! So make sure to check out the deets, if you are interested in being part of SF! This week was my pick:
Make a card this week with a SF Christmas image and at least one candy cane embellishment--these may be cut outs, buttons,or even hand drawn.

Here is my card-and make sure to check out the SF blog to check out all the inspiration from the DT as well! Don't forget that SF next release is the 5th of December!! I haven't seen any of the images yet, but I know they will be awesome!

Sunday, November 29, 2009

countdown to Christmas/and catching up

Hello! I know I have been MIA lately!
I went to a garage sale yesterday at the scrapbooking store in Cadillac! FUN FUN! I also had won first place with another card I had made-see this post if you would like to see it, it was made with one of the very talented Lynnes Shy Bears over on Squigglefly. So I had another twenty dollar gift cert. to use while I was there--yahoo!!! I also stopped at Joannes and picked up two new Cricut Carts, as they were on sale for $28 and change! (down from $99. and $89. each!) Double Whoohooo!!! I got Hello Kitty salutations, and also Winter Woodland-which I had been told was awesome--so I am excited to get to play for a bit with it today! While at the garage sale-there were a couple of items gals had made that they were selling, and I picked up a couple of things to copy and make for my girls. Here is my copy of one of them:

Cute, huh? Well, I will be back tomorrow with the last squigglefly challenge for this year! All the Dt is taking off for Chrsitmas and the holidays. There is a Dt call out over on the SF Blog-if you are interested in applying!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

My card made with Inger Harding images

I have done this card today with a couple of freebie images from the very talented Inger Harding-you can visit her blog here; Simply Inger. You really don't want to miss a visit to her blog-you will be in awe of her gorgeous cards! They are all so elegant and have so much detail! Thank You Inger for the generosity of your freebies! They are all gorgeous!

Monday, November 23, 2009

SF challenge #29

Just a really short post. Today is the 29th challenge of SF!!!
Kim wanted us to make a non traditional color, circle, christmas card this week. HOW FUN KIM--thank you for the awesome challenge! It made me think a little, and I had to print out my image a couple times before I got it the right size, but as always--that is the beauty of digi!!! Here is mine--hope you like it. Hope everyone has checked out all the new images at SF--they are AWESOME!!! Take care, and stay healthy! Rhonda

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Squigglefly winners from Challenge #28

Hi yall! Have you seen the new images over at Squigglefly??? O MY GOODNESS! They all rock! The winners for challenge #28 have been posted over on the SF blog--go check it out!
I wanted to also show you a card that I posted over at the Digi day night last night- I didnt' participate much as I had a severe headache--but thankfully it feels better today! I made this card with one of the new images. I really need to set up a special place to take pics, instead of in front of the peg board! Umm... maybe I can figure something out later! Well, got tons to do, going to my hubbies parents house today as it was his moms birthday this last week.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Huge SQUIGGLEFLY release! Sneekie Peekie!

The day we have been waiting for is finally here (almost)!
Squigglefly is releasing a huge # of images Saturday! I have a sneek peek for now.
I have used this adorable new image, and instead of the huge snowball that really is what these gorgeous snowman are standing on, I have made it EARTH!
Through my blog I have met some of the most wonderful people from all over the world! I wanted this card to signify all of these wonderful gals! I believe this image is by Cheryl Alger and it is called "balancing act". Make sure to check out all of the new images--you won't be sorry!

My brothers snowman family!

My brother recently had to put in the hospital because he was on a horse that bucked him off, and then fell over backwards onto my brother. It broke his pelvis in three spots, and he was in some really bad shape for a few days! He is up and about now, but I thought it would be something in years from now, they will definitely remember! With that thought in mind, I had Heather make a personalized snowman family for him and his family. I am going to make up several of them, and give them to them to send out for Christmas cards. Here are my first three...
If you are interested in your own personalized snowman family, contact Heather from Fresh Brewed-where there are lots of other really cute snowman!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

They are here!! The twelve days of christmas snowmen that is...

Hi everyone! I real quick this afternoon made a card with one of the fantastic new images just released by Tracey over at The stamping boutique! There are all twelve days, and WOW are they ever SWEET!! I realized after I took the pic that I had planned on adding some stickles too, will have to do that later though -cuz I gotta scoot off and get the fixings for Thanksgiving Day--it is so close already! Make sure to check Tracey's blog too, as I think I saw a SPECIAL!!!!

Monday, November 16, 2009

Squigglefly challenge 28

Make sure to check the squigglefly blog for some really awesome dt work this week!! Here is the challenge
I would love to see a Thank you card this week-**Bonus** if you send the Thank you to someone, you can receive an extra point for the drawing to win a SF image this week. You must link your card to Mr. Linky to be in the drawing

Thank you to all the DT who are leaving, and remember if you are interested SF is doing a dt call now, so make sure to read all about that on the blog too!!

Sunday, November 15, 2009

WHATTTTTT???? no digi?

Hi just a really quick post today to show a card I made last night. This little penguin is a stamp I have got from Hero Arts, and the trees are cut with my cricut. The embellishment is actually made from a different embellishment that I took apart to use for something yesterday! So I cut some snowflakes with the cricut and added these little leftovers to the back of them. Well, I am off to make tomorrows Squigglefly challenge card--I have seen some of the gals already and they are awesome, so make sure to stop over at the Squigglefly blog tomorrow!!!! There is a prize involved! Also, just a reminder that squigglefly will be releasing new images this next weekend, and they are having a dt call!!!!! Don't miss out!

Winners of the hop

Hello! I apologize, I didn't pick winners last night--but I have this morning and they are....... picked #10, and #20......
that means that Scrappycath and Carla Gade are my winners!!! Contact me at and I will get back with you!

Also, I never heard back from Ohiomary on the win of the FB image--so have picked a new winner-sugarbeanz if you also will contact me and let me know which Fresh Brewed Design digi you would like. my email is above.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

cards for heros blog hop

Check out this site:
Their goal is to send cards to the service men and women! They are having a major blog hop today with at least 75 blogs participating! Imagine all that creativity - prizes - and raks in one day!!
I have been told about this wonderful event by Heather of Fresh Brewed, and decided that I too would participate. The card I have created today is with a digi image from Heather, for the hop. I love it! Isn't this bunny just soooo cute! What a wonderful Valentines image-or just to tell someone you love them, or just to tell them Thanks! I have flocked the
little heart and bunny tail so they are fuzzy, but you can't really tell in the picture.
If you want to know where to start this hop-it starts HERE
If you are one to the next stop in this awesome hop go HERE to Tracy's-I have checked it out- she has some great creations!!
As many other folks in this hop are doing, I am offering up a prize- two actually-I will be doing
later on Saturday night--what do two lucky folks get to win??? The two winners will each receive their own personalized snowman family-drawn specifically for them by Heatherfrom Fresh Brewed Designs!!!! (see my previous post for a view of this personalized wonderfully fun idea!)
This next card image is by Heather too, and I think it is so precious and perfect for today's hop!
Thanks for taking the time to stop by today! And make sure to check out Fresh Brewed too--Heather has made some hilarious snowman images!!!!!
***update**** Heather has offered this image as a freebie for all-and I will be back later with another freebie from CArolyn's shop Busy Beauties! So make sure
to stop back! My internet is not
working!!!! Arghhhh! I will try to post it in a little while!
****ok it is working again---phew!!!**** Thank you Heather and CArolyn!!!

Friday, November 13, 2009

Meet the Zmikly family-snowman family that is!!

Hello! I have something really neat to share with you all today!
Heather over at Fresh Brewed has something neat going on!!! She is taking orders for personalized snowman digis!!!
This is the AWESOME digi she drew of my family-THE ZMIKLY Snowman family! My hubby likes to be Mr. fix it-my oldest daughter (Brittany) is studying to be a nurse, my second oldest daughter (Chelsie)is studying to be either a teacher or a Baker. My son is 14 (Cody) and doesn't at this time have any special hobbies-and my youngest daughter (Emily) loves school-- & I of course love scrapbooking.. Isn't this super!!! She surprised me with this beauty--and I totally love it!! I have several orders I have been thinking about already!
Today Heather is also having a SILLY SNOWMAN event, and I would like to show you the card Emily (my 6 year old) made with Heathers image- Shining Star. She made this for the little boy Noah who is wanting to get lots of Christmas Cards for Christmas. (he is in the last stages of a very bad cancer) and he is only 5 years old. Hope this cheers him up a bit! Mine is on my blog as well. Make sure to visit Heathers blog today too, as she has a contest with a sketch that her darling 7 year old came up with!!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

the Stamping Boutique digi card

Hi everyone! I have made a Birthday card for my Mother -in-law today. I put a weird twist on it, I kinda like it! This digi image is called Digi girl on cake and is only $2!!! The stamping Boutique is having a 30% off right now too!! See the blog for details.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Twirling dancer

Hi! I have another card to show you today. This image is a new one from The stamping boutique. I think she is gorgeous and any little girl (or older girl) would love to receive a card with her! I have used a stamp for the background that Tracey had sent me-papers are from basic grey-I believe they are both Lemonade.
Hope you all enjoyed your Veterans Day! I will be participating in a blog hop this Saturday that is actually for cards for the men and ladies who are in the service --so make sure to check in Saturday!


I am home today as the Post office is closed for Veterans Day! I have made one card so far, this was a card my Mom asked me to make-a card for a friend who just had a grand baby born! I have used an image from Squigglefly and added in the sentiment "grand" - that is the beauty of digis! you can add, or subtract things! (Although I am waiting for Holly to show us a tutorial on how to subtract items!!) Hint hint Holly!! : ) heehee! I have also cut out a couple animals from my Debbie Mumm premium prints paper pack and stuck them above the image. I am so nervous about this one-I am not used to actually making a card for someone to give! And of course if my Mom doesn't care for it-she wouldn't tell me, afraid it would hurt me feelings. So please be brutally honest with me on this one!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Little boys Christmas Wish

I received an email from a friend about a little boy named Noah Biorkman who has been battling cancer--he is only five! His wish for Christmas is to receive lots of Christmas cards. The email said the family would be celebrating Christmas next week. Here is the card I have made to send. I have used a Squigglefly image called Jolly old st nick. I have seen this on another blog too (The pink stamper), but it has a different address than the email I rec.? I hope he gets it! squigglefly has a DT call out- check here for the deets how to apply!

Monday, November 9, 2009

Squigglefly Challenge # 27

It is just so hard to believe that we have done 27 challenges already! Today's challenge is a sketch challenge, and you can check it out here! This is the card I have made for the challenge, hope you like it! This wonderful sketch was made by Kim, love it Kim! I was in the mood for something not winter today, as on Sunday it was SOOO nice here!! I took Emily and a friend to the park-and it was nice to get for a while! Hope your weekend was a grand one!

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Some christmas cards

Just thought I would show you some of the cards I have made in the last two days. These are going to be a few of my Christmas cards. I am a little nervous that they are a little simple though? Maybe because I didn't color them...please let me know what you think?

Winners of the hop picked #'s 6, and then #5.
winners are Kym Weber and Holly
Please email me with the image you would like from The Stamping Boutique!

Saturday, November 7, 2009

The Stamping Boutique, Sunshine Stamps, & Idli. Co BLOG HOP!!

This is a Blog Hop with three stores in it today!!!!! The stores are Sunshines Stamps, Idli. Co. and The Stamping Boutique!!
There are 20 blogs in all---imagine all of that creativity and what a great way to get some holiday ideas!! Let alone all the prizes that you have a chance to win!!!!!! The Stamping Boutique is giving away a SET OF THE NEW IMAGES, and Patricia has offered up some bracelets!!! WOW!
The people who post at least one comment on each blog (of all 3 stores) will be entered into a drawing for a chance to win the set of 12 Copic Ciao's. WOW_WOW!!!
The other stores will have games and prizes as well! So you better get going!! The next stop in the hop is the super talented Maria .

This card is one of the new "Jennifer Latte" images, isn't she gorgeous!!

This gorgeous little beauty is "Rag doll Stocking"--how much cuter can you get?

This one is "blog hop snowmen" don't they just make you go Awhhhh.... love their little faces-so happy!

In case you just happened to stop by and want to do the whole hop: here is the entire order!


I will be giving a little something away too! Two lucky commenters will win a digi from the The Stamping Boutique!

Friday, November 6, 2009

Winners of the gorgeous Fresh Brewed stamps

Hi Ya'll
The winners of the two Fresh Brewed stamps that I am giving away today are:

Don't forget to check later or tomorrow for the winners on Heathers blog, and the one she random picks from this blog!

Please email me at and let me know which stamp you would like!! Thank you all for being a part of this awesome blog hop today everyone!

The Fresh Brewed Blog Hop!

Hello! It is finally here! YEAH! Heather from Fresh Brewed is having a blog hop today! If you
came here from Jenn's , then you are on the right track. Otherwise you can start at the beggining at Carolyn's so you don't miss a thing! There is going to be one name from each blog in the hop picked for a free digi image from Heather!--so make sure you comment on each blog!! : )
I have made a set of four cards to show you, these precious little girl images are some of the new release today!

I am also giving away two more images, and the winners will be picked by They are just perfect for so many different kinds of cards!!! Next go on over to Heathers!!!

**** added to say that Heather is going to be giving away an added surprise from her blog as well! So make sure to check it out---and you will also get to see many more of these little beauties!****

Here is the order in case you missed any of them.


Thursday, November 5, 2009

Is this happening to anyone else???

I haven't been able to visit some of blog recently because when I try to, a big red screen comes up saying it is dangerous for my computer to continue..... A few of these are ones that I really want to visit--any suggestions, or ideas how to proceed without harming my computer?

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Blog award!!

1. Where is your cell phone? upstairs
2. Your hair? blonde
3. Your mother? Alive and well
4. Your father? alive and well
5. Your favorite food? popcorn
6. Your dream last night? do not remember
7. Your favorite drink? milk
8. Your dream/goal? for my family to be healthy and happy
9. What room are you in? craftroom
10. Your hobby? cardmaking
11. Your fear? going far away without my family
12. Where do you want to be in 6 years? out of debt
13. Where were you last night? at a daisy meeting
14. Something that you aren't? rich
15. Muffins? don't really card that much for muffins
16. Wish list item? more copics
17. Where did you grow up? country
18. Last thing you did? wrote copics
19. What are you wearing? pjs
20. Your TV? on disney channel
21. Your Pets? none
22. Friends? yes
23. Your life? simple
24. Your mood? ???? not sure
25. Missing Someone? my girls in college
26. vehicle? van
27. Something your not wearing? shoes
28. Your favorite store? Jo-annes, Michaels
29. Your favorite color? blue
30. When was the last time you laughed? ??? not sure
31. Last time you cried? seems like forever ago!
32. Your best friend? my kids
33. One place that I go to over and over? stamp catalogs
34. Facebook? yep
35. Favorite place to eat? LaSenorita

thank you to Maria and Sandra for passing this wonderful blog award to me! I would like to pass it on to the gals who always seem to take time to check out what is on my blog--and you know who you are! Please take the award and share it on your blog!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Mudzie the Moose Angel!

Hello everyone. Hope you are all doing great today! I had the day off, and actually got quite a bit done, but feel like I didn't. Hope that makes sense! I have another card today of Mudzie! I just totally adore him, as you all probably already know! Sorry my pictures all seem so dark lately-not sure what it is all about. You can get this awesome digi over at Squigglefly, along with several other Mudzie's! Also, don't forget about the two different blog hops the end of this week--you can find them on my sidebar! I'll have lots of cards to show you then, as that is what I did most of the day today! I also will be back soon, (tomorrow?) with a gorgeous blog award I have got this last couple days, from a couple of spectacular gals!!! Thank you girls!

Monday, November 2, 2009

New Squigglefly challenge

This week was my turn to pick the challenge. This is what I thought for this week:

I would love to see a card this week made with Silver (or Gray) and Blue--please add some type of hanging embellishment.

Make sure to click on the DT for Squigglefly on my sidebar or go to the SF blog to check out all the awesome cards made this week!!!
Here is my card for the challenge--make sure to check out all the new images over at SQUIGGLEFLY too!!!

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Winner! picked #2 So Dragonlady--contact me with which New Mudzie you would like to have sent to you, and also the email which you would like it sent to.

Wanna chance to win a NEW Mudzie digi ?????

There is a couple of new MUDZIE'S out today!!!!
HURRAY! I am so excited about this, can you tell? There is just something I love tremendously about him--I am sure it has something to do with his northern charm! This one is Mudzie being a scarecrow, and there is also another new Mudzie being an Angel!!! You are going to want to check out ALL the brand new images, as there are a ton, and they are ALL AMAZING! Check them out at SQUIGGLEFLY.

Comment on this post today, and I will pick a random winner on Sunday evening to win one of the new Mudzie digi's! Thanks for stopping by today!