Monday, July 30, 2012

"Background" box and more...

Hi all! Today I have a couple "gifty" things to show you, ones I have made for a couple of my daughters Baby shower prizes. First up is a box made from a file from The Cutting Cafe: Divider box with handles--I did adjust the handle over a bit, as it was meant to be in the middle-but I couldn't get the items I have to fit that way. I also added a front, using another file from The Cutting Cafe: Fabulous . The Thank You is also from a The Cutting Cafe file-All Occasion Circle Word Set 1-and worked perfectly here.
I also then added the little brads in the corners and a flower at the top--a couple ribbons, and ta-da it is done!
The next little bags, I made using a tutorial found on  the internet-and two different files from The Cutting Cafe-the Thank You is from All Occasion Circle Word Set 1 and the cute little bow is from Bow Tie and Ribbon template

Well, thanks for stopping by today!! Have a great week!

Wednesday, July 25, 2012


I have a card today to share with you-I have used this adorable little image available over at Squigglefly: Dragonfly Gaze by artist Diane Carubia.
I just had to try coloring up her hair red--I almost ALWAYS go with blonde, but this one shouted red to me. I paper pieced the bunny and the dragonfly. I  tried my hand once again at paper Piercing,(you can see it better if you click the picture to make it bigger) which is the challenge this week-and there is plenty time to enter your paper piercing, over at the Squigglefly Challenge Blog !!
I also added a bow that is a cutting file available over at The Cutting Cafe-(Bow Tie and Ribbon template) how cute is that? It comes in several sizes-and I even made this one smaller-so it is perfect for gift boxes too!! Check it out HERE, and then make sure to check out all the DT projects later today-HERE for lots more inspiration!
Thanks for stopping by today-Rhonda

Monday, July 23, 2012

A new Squigglefly Challenge-Paper Piercing

I found out something---I am really horrible at my own challenge! I picked Paper Piercing--and totally flunked out! I used the adorable new image available over at Squigglefly called Sweet Country Bunny by artist Denise Clemmensen. I tried to paper pierce--and then when the piercing didn't show up very well, I went over the piercings with my white gel pen. So now they really don't even look like piercings! You will have to trust me though, they really are there!
There are some really fantastic new images available--so run on over and check them out--and lets see how YOUR PAPER PIERCING LOOKS!! (way better than mine, I can assure you of that!) I hope to get the chance in the middle of the week to try again! Hope to see you then!

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Squigglefly challenge card

 Did you all happen to check out the new challenge over at the Squigglefly Challenge Blog?
They have a recipe challenge going on, brought to you by Holly's Hobbyists, this week! You really don't want to miss out on their inspiration--it is great! Well, I finally got the chance today to make a card for the challenge-the recipe is as follows:
Your image ( a Squigglefly image-if you want to qualify to win the prize this week)
a die-cut
brads, or eyelets
ribbon, or lace

For my image I have used: Hanging Cat Basket by artist Louise Gardner. Isn't this kitty adorable?!! She looks so very cozy!
Well, hope you'll stop back by soon, but I may not be back until Monday, when a new challenge starts over at the Squigglefly Challenge Blog-cuz I have to work 56 hours in the next 5 days.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012


UPDATED: I wasn't happy with the papers I used on my first card-so I have redone this, and am much happier with it now! This is my new card: I added papers from This and That-Charming paper pad.
This was the first one: just a wee bit too plain
I have also now added a baby girl card too, using
BABY SHAPED CARD and a new file: (not even available yet)

Hi all! As most of you know - my daughter Chelsie is going to have a BABY BOY in October. So I made this adorable little card with a file named BABY SHAPED CARD fromTHE CUTTING CAFE. I also used a part of another file called: ALL ABOUT BABIES (the elephant).
what a super fun file-you can do so much with it!! So many ideas, for  boy or girl baby cards!!

****Watch for a special sale with a lot of the files us DT are using this week for our FREE CHOICE -and make sure to stop by and check them all out HERE-you are in for some huge inspiration!!***
Have a great day and THANK YOU for stopping by!

Winners of the FRESH BREWED HOP

Hello all!
I just got back into town-so sorry for the delay in posting the winners of the hop!
winner for the #1 package is: Joanie MC
winner for the #2 package is Jessica S
If you would both please contact me at with your mailing addresses, I will get these right out to you. If I do not hear from these ladies by Friday July 20th--I will pick a new winner for that package number. THANKS FOR HOPPING WITH US!!

The Cutting Cafe Baby Shaped Card

Hi all! As most of you know - my daughter Chelsie is going to have a BABY BOY in October. So I made this adorable little BABY SHAPED CARD with a file from THE CUTTING CAFE. I also used a part of another file called: ALL ABOUT BABIES (the elephant).
what a super fun file-you can do so much with it!! So many ideas, so boy or girl baby cards!!

***THE CUTTING CAFE is having a Christmas in July Sale HERE--also watch for a special sale with a lot of the files us DT are using this week for our FREE CHOICE this week-and make sure to stop by and check them all out HERE-you are in for some huge inspiration!!***

Have a great day and THANK YOU for stopping by!

Saturday, July 14, 2012


Welcome to the July Fresh Brewed Designs Three Day HOT Blog Hop! If you are getting here from the lovely and VERY talented VANESSA's blog then you are right on track. If you are just finding your way to our super HOT,  fun filled, extra caffeinated, and mega sassy blog hop, then please start at the beginning here: Freshly Brewed Challenges. 

The Fresh Brewed Designs Team and Guests have put together an exciting and oh so HOT  blog hop TODAY and ALL THIS WEEKEND featuring handmade cards inspired by our new released Rubber Stamps. Now you may be thinking, I have seen these before. Why, yes! Yes you have!!!  But not like this!!! They have all been carefully  re-sized. They are approximately 1/2 inch smaller than the original stamp, but just as sassy and hot as ever!  For you, this means that more of your card will be visible so you can add your layers, embellies, use your nesties and all of that other fun stuff just a bit easier than before. The larger size is still available and still wonderful ... but now you have the option to choose which size works best for your stamping style!
All re-sized stamps are available cling mounted on 1/8 inch cling foam to use with your acrylic blocks or un-moutned. All of Fresh Brewed Designs stamps are made in the USA with deeply etched red rubber so you get a perfect impression every time! 

For my card I chose to create with: Caution Contents Hot-such a fun and sassy stamp!

I used:
Designer papers from Basic Greys June Bug Paper Pad.
I colored her up with my Copics. 
I added a few flowers, buttons, and twine from my stash. 
The sentiment is from SU-All Holidays set. 
The sentiment banner is from the Build a Banner Kit Dies and Stamps from My Creative Time.

go HERE for special deals on these stamps!

As a THANK YOU for stopping by today, I have two blog candies to give away! All you have to do to be in the running is to leave a comment on this blog! 
Both winners will be picked by on the 18th of July.  UPDATE: WINNER PICKED ON JULY 17th.
#1 Candy
6-6x6 papers from the Basic Grey - Out of Print paper pad
3 Corduroy Pretty in Pink Buttons from SU
3 Corduroy Pacific Point Buttons from SU
4 ft. of Ribbon from American Crafts
 #2 Candy
6-6x6 papers from Six By Six- All Spice paper pad
3 Corduroy Kiwi Kiss Buttons from SU
3 Vintage Flower Adornment pieces from SU
4 ft. of Ribbon from American Crafts
Now head on over to LINDA'S Blog for some awesome inspiration!

Here is the complete order of the hop in case you get lost:

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

My Mothers Day gift...

Well, I don't have a card to show you at this time-but wanted to share a photo of my Mothers Day gift this year. When it arrived, it looked half dead, so I was skeptical if it would even make it-but look how well it is doing, it is so pretty!! It is a Double Knock out Pink Rose Tree-or something similar to that.
Have a great day!

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Flip Floppin'

HI! Well, today I have a Flip Flop card to share with you. This cut file is available from THE CUTTING CAFE-Flip Flops Shaped Card, and also the sentiment is All Occasion Circle Word Set 2-  isn't it so much fun?!!
Check out The Cutting Cafe Blog tomorrow to see lots of "flip flop" inspiration!!
Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, July 9, 2012

Squigglefly Challenge #27--Paper Piecing

Hi everyone-did you all have a fabulous weekend? I worked all weekend-but was so glad that it cooled down a bit on Sunday morning!!
This weeks Challenge on the Squigglefly Challenge Blog is brought to you by Rhonda's Rowdy Rascals!

I am excited to introduce a couple of new folks to our DT--Shirley-Jenni-and Andrew, on my team-and Jan Elizabeth and Lisa on Holley's team. I am also excited to say that Debbie, Linda, Sharon and Kathy were able to stay on--so glad to have you back girls! A HUGE farwell to our wonderful DT members Shawna and Terri, maybe they will be able to join us again when things settle down! Good luck in all you do Terri and Shawna! You can visit all of the DT members by clicking on their names on my sidebar.

 My card this week is by artist Mike Eustis and is called Somethings Fishy, available over at the Squigglefly shop!

Don't forget to check out all the inspiration over at the SF Challenge Blog--and we can't wait to see what you paper piece with your SF images! Thanks for stopping by today!

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Squigglefly Baby card set

Hi all! Did you have a great day yesterday? We didn't do much-it was too hot outside. I did get my daughters baby invites done, and speaking of baby cards... that is what I have to share with you today too. I have used NEW BABY, which is a digi image available over at SQUIGGLEFLY-and is by artist Louise Gardner.
I have cut out the cute images (which come with a sentiment that says New Baby) and paper pieced the diapers so that there is a girl and a boy card. I used my SU stamp set: Just B for the sentiment. I think they turned out very cute-what do you think?
****I also wanted to let you know that there is time yet to enter the Squigglefly challenge---and since the last two weeks the entries have not used Squigglefly images, this week the winner ( picked out of all those using Squigglefly images) will win THREE images!! How fun is that!!?!!
The challenge is: Summer Color-so hurry on over there and enter using your Squigglefly images---don't have any? There are many freebies to pick from, and those count too!!!****

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Chelsie's baby shower invites

HI! I put together baby shower invites for my daughters baby shower glad to get them done!! ( I now feel like I accomplished at least ONE thing so far today!)
I used my cricut for all of the cute cut-outs--and I am so excited that the Elephant and Froggie resemble her baby bedding really well!! We have found out that she is having a boy, and he is due in October.

Here is a pic of the bedding-isn't it adorable?!! Well, enjoy the rest of your day.
Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Happy Fourth!


For my card today, I have used two sets from THE CUTTING CAFE-I have used: Ready for the 4th of July Elisha Jean and Friends &sentiment is from: Independance Day Sentiments Set
I colored her in with my copics, paper pieced the shirt and jean skirt, added some stickles to her sparkler,  a few stars and some bling.

Hope you all enjoy your day!!