Monday, September 30, 2013

New Squigglefly Challenge...

For my FBD image release go HERE.

HI all!! I hope this Monday finds you all doing well, and having had a wonderful weekend! I have a card to share with you that I made for  the new challenge going on over at the SQUIGGLEFLY CHALLENGE BLOG. The new challenge is:  CHRISTMAS cards/projects.
Make sure to check it out, the DT have some wonderful inspiration for you!!
For my card, I have used POLAR PACK by Brian Lock available at the SQUIGGLEFLY store.

Isn't that image adorable?!! I love it...this would be a very easy card to make, if you needed lots of cards fast!!
Don't forget to check out my blog give-away HERE, if you get the chance! Thanks for stopping by! I love to read your comments!


Hello ya'll, are you ready for fall? I love fall, it is so crisp outside and the colors here in Northern Michigan are GORGEOUS!! Well, FRESH BREWED DESIGNS has a digi release today, with several FALL images....they are so fun!! Here is the card I made using:

Make sure to check out the FRESH BREWED DESIGNS Challenge Blog to see two more awesome digi's for this release!!

ALSO, don't forget that I have a give away going on have until  October 5th to enter this give-away....all you have to do is:
1. Be a follower
2. Comment on the post HERE

Thanks for stopping by today! Rhonda

Saturday, September 28, 2013


Hello all!
Today is Digi Day at FRESH BREWED DESIGNS, and I  have a card to share with you today that epics my DREAMS!!
Heather from FRESH BREWED DESIGNS came out with this freebie last week...and I have added my own sentiment to it, to make my wishes and biggest desire come true...even if it is only on paper!!
If I won a million dollars tomorrow, next week I would be the proud owner of a scrap booking store called Bumblebee Creations! (you know that they say Bumblebee's really shouldn't be able to fly at all -they are too big for their tiny wings, but miraculously they do...thus the name of my blog and the "would be" name of my dream scrap booking store!)

I guess I went a little overboard with the BumbleBees! : ) But I love em'!!
I used the sketch that is provided on the FRESH BREWED DESIGNS blog cuz it is awesome..but if YOU use the "COFFEE SHOP" digi (it comes with two digis-one shop with an open door and one closed). And, there is a  SALE RIGHT NOW--go HERE to find out more) and enter the challenge YOU have the chance to win a $20. Digi gift Certificate from the FRESH BREWED DESIGNS STORE!


  1. You MUST use one of the COFFEE SHOP images above
  2. You MUST use the sketch provided. Be creative, but I have to be able to SEE it.
  3. You can enter up to 3 times. 
  4. Upload your card by September 29, 11:59 PM EST
here is the sketch:

***now for the GIVE AWAY!
I have one of the FRESH BREWED DESIGNS red rubber Stamps to give away....why? Cuz this CHERRY CUPCAKE CUTIE is one of my favorite stamps, and IF I did own my own scrap booking store she would for sure be one of the stamps for sale in my store! You have until October 5th to enter this give-away....all you have to do is:
1. Be a follower
2. Comment on THIS post
that is it! GOOD LUCK!!
Here is a pic of the stamp...isn't she adorable?!!

Thanks for stopping by today! Rhonda

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Time for The Cutting Cafe...and Fall!

Hello all! I wanted to share a scrapbook page I have made today...
We were asked by Regina to use one of three Fall files today and I picked
WELCOME FALL-Printable Stamp Set found over at THE CUTTING CAFE.
I used the Journaling note, the AUTUMN BLESSINGS Sentiment, and the Pumpkins and Pumpkin Patch sign from this file...however I did take the Journaling note into my "Paint" and replaced the saying at the top of the Journaling note with this one instead of the one it came more fit my theme!

I have used MCT Stitched Leaves Die for my leaves around the three sides, my SU Punch for the label and my Cricut for the FALL letters, along with my MS Fence Punch. I also used Skittles ( color: Cupid Copper) in my layout from Double Click Connections. I know it doesn't show in the picture very well, but both the red letters and purple label have gold pigment ink all around the edges.

You will want to check out THE CUTTING CAFE BLOG on Wednesday evening for more FALL inspiration from The Cutting Cafe DT!

I would also like to enter this into the CARDZ TV    Cardz TV Go-To Galz Challenge #36 :

“Colors of Fall" 

Create a card, layout or craft using Fall colors: Red, Orange, Gold, Brown and purple! 
Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, September 22, 2013

You have time yet to join the TSB challenges!!

Just wanted to pop on real quick and share with you a couple of cards that I made for last nights Re-Opening TSB party! It was real fun, and I want to Thank those of you who stopped by...we will get the facebook site figured out better so that it is not so confusing the next time, but hey I think it was a pretty fun time for our first one! Don't forget that you can still join in our challenges...and there is an AWESOME prize for the person who enters the most challenges! (if there is a will pick). Here is a pic of the prize: this AWESOME stamp set by our very own TRACEY MALNOFSKI!! (found here)

The challenges are:
1. Use the free image (on the TSB Facebook page) and make a party themed card.
here is my sample-image: Princess Jennifer Latte (free image found here)

2. Sketch challenge ( sketches can be found on the TSB Facebook page.)
I have a couple sketches for you all!! Use a TSB image!!

3.Alphabet soup Challenge-- use A Border, Circle, Digi image, Embellishment, and have Fun!
here is my sample-image: Crowded Mash

4.Color challenge- use TSB colors: Pumpkin, teal and Pink
here is my sample-image Candy Corn Banner

These challenges are open until 11:59 EST on Monday 9/23/ get going and enter yours for a chance at the awesome prize!! Thanks everyone!

Monday, September 16, 2013

Fresh Brewed RUBBER STAMP RELEASE Blog Hop....

**If you are looking for the new Squigglefly challenge-Down On The Farm-go HERE.**
**To check out the All about Boys with The Cutting Cafe go HERE**
**For The Stamping Boutique Color Challenge go HERE**

                                     Good Morning and welcome to our

We are so happy to be sharing this fun event with you.  

This will be our LAST BLOG HOP and STAMP RELEASE for 2013.
If you are just arriving to the hop, you will want to go back to the start 

If you are getting here from Vanessa's blog then you are good to go! 

I am so happy to  introduce to you the newest addition to the FBD rubber stamp family:

I know you are thinking "WOW, that is an awesome deal!"
 but wait ...  there's more!!!
Not only can you score this awesome bundle deal, but
everyone who purchases the new bundle will be sent a code to
purchase ANY other FBD Rubber Stamps for 50% off 
You can choose from any stamp that is in stock, cling mounted or unmounted! 
For my project, I chose to create using ... 
Spice Cupcake Girl
I just adore her awesome dress, and little spice sticks in her cupcake. (You can't really see them on my card-but it is just the way that I colored them).
I also used the "Have a Sweet Day" sentiment that is available in the bundle deal.
You have until 3:00 PM EST, Sept 17th to HOP
AND to receive our special RUBBER STAMP BUNDLE deal! 

Thank you so much for hopping with us!
I hope you have enjoyed your time here at my blog. 
It is time for us to say goodbye and for you to head over to my friend
                 blog to check out what she has prepared for you. 

Here is the full hop order :

New Squigglefly Challenge-Down on the Farm

Hello all! There is a new challenge up over at the SQUIGGLEFLY CHALLENGE BLOG!
The theme this week is: DOWN ON THE FARM
Squigglefly has SO MANY IMAGES perfect for this theme!
I just LOVE how my card came out this week, so much so, that I made two more almost the same!

Here are the other two I made...isn't this little fella just the cutest thing?!! The top one is going to be for my grandsons first birthday...although I hadn't even planned it to be for him! His birthday is on Halloween and he is going to be Woody from Toy Story...and that was what had made me think of this color scheme! Gotta love it when things work out perfect like that!
I Have used Skittles from Doubleclick Conections on the one on the right.
 Have a great week! I hope you get the chance to play along with our challenge over at Squigglefly!
Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, September 15, 2013

All about Boys this week at THE CUTTING CAFE

* If you are looking for THE STAMPING BOUTIQUE CHALLENGE go HERE.*

Hi all, did you have a great weekend? Mine was busy, busy, busy...but I got a few things accomplished-so it was good! This week over at THE CUTTING CAFE, Regina asked us to use one of three files...and to make them boy-ish! I have used THE OVERALLS SHAPED CARD TEMPLATE file. I have also used from THE CUTTING CAFE: ALL ABOUT BOYS PRINTABLE STAMP SET for the little Gecko, or Salamander-we do not have those little critters around here in Michigan, so I am not sure which one he is!!
The overalls are the actual card, and they lift up to put the sentiment inside, but I wanted to add this cardstock base to put them on....I really like the way they turned out!

Don't forget to check out THE CUTTING CAFE BLOG for lots more inspiration by the very talented DT on Wednesday evening!

The Stamping Boutique...Challenge #65...Color Challenge

It is time for a new challenge over at THE STAMPING BOUTIQUE CHALLENGE BLOG, hard to believe it has already been two weeks since THE STAMPING BOUTIQUE opened back up, isn't it?!!  
I have some AWESOME news to share with you too, from now on, if you use A TSB IMAGE for your challenge project when you play along in our will be eligible to be the winner of  an extra image if you are chosen as the YES, that makes FOUR images you could win!! WOW!!

This weeks challenge is... a color seed challenge! Aren't these colors gorgeous together!?!

                                                        I have used TSB image FLOWER CART

For more DT inspiration, or to join in our challenge go HERE.
One more thing before I leave-
We would also like to invite you to:
Join us our reopening party on the new
WHERE - TSB Social Network
WHEN - Saturday Sept 21st 8-10 pm EST
WHAT - Challenges, games, chatting and of course PRIZES!!!
The prizes include TSB digi images and Unity stamps designed by Tracey!!!
Hope you'll join us in the celebration!!
Thanks for stopping by today!

    Saturday, September 14, 2013

    A Few AWESOME Things Coming up...

    Monday...with  FRESH BREWED DESIGNS
    Stop in for super sales, and awesome inspiration!

    and then on Sept. 21, 2013 with THE STAMPING BOUTIQUE


    Join us our reopening party on the new
    WHERE - TSB Social Network
    WHEN - Saturday Sept 21st 8-10 pm EST
    WHAT - Challenges, games, chatting and of course PRIZES!!!
    The prizes include TSB digi images and Unity stamps designed by Tracey!!!
    Hope you'll join us in the celebration!!

    Hope to see you there!

    Monday, September 9, 2013

    Back to School with The Cutting Cafe

    This week over at THE CUTTING CAFE we were asked to showcase some back to school files...I picked SCHOOL BORDERS-Printable Stamp Set. I think this is just perfect for a young one to give their teacher as a back to school, glad you are my teacher note! (...and there is another file being showcased this week, that would be perfect for the bus driver as well!!)

    The school days border at the bottom is from the file, the rest I have cut from Cricut carts. Thanks for stopping by, and don't forget to check out all the DT inspiration over on THE CUTTING CAFE BLOG on Wednesday evening!

    Saturday, September 7, 2013

    CardzTV challenge card...

    Hi again! Wow...two posts in one day...I am on a roll!
    I just recently bought the cricut cartridge 3 Birds on Parade, so just had to make a card with it, and found a perfect little birdie for the CardzTV GO TO GALZ LINKY PaRTY #3 "TOASTED MARSHMALLOWS"!
    I cut out the campfire from Campin' Critters to go along with it. I made up the sentiment on my computer, and cut it out with the Stitched Curly Label Die from MCT.  I added a few embellishments and some ripped paper for the snow, isn't he just too cute?!!

    UPDATE: I woke up this morning, and added this to the inside of my card...I like it much better now! The S'more is from the Campin' Critters cart too.

    Have a great night!

    a couple of Squigglefly ROSE cards

    Hello! I spent almost 7 hours today at the Pop Warner football games, as Emily is a Cheerleader this year! I think she had fun, and I know she is pretty worn out...she should sleep good tonight! When we got home, I got to come down and make a couple of cards, I have used a digi image from Squigglefly for both, the image is called:  ROSE by artist Pamela Lehto.

     Hope you all have a great rest of the weekend!

    Tuesday, September 3, 2013

    The Cutting Cafe with a Halloween T-SHIRT CARD

    Hi everyone! I can't believe it is almost Wednesday already!
    It really only seems like Monday...any of you having that problem too? I  would like to share the cutest file from THE CUTTING CAFE with you today. (this week is the first postings with the new DT you will want to make sure to check out THE CUTTING CAFE BLOG tomorrow to see all the new DT's inspiration-or check them out by clicking on their names on my sidebar!) I have used: Halloween T-Shirt Printable set, and there are so many choices to pick from on this file (thirteen sleeveless and sleeved t-shirts to be exact)!

    I added some cute little googly eyes to my adorable monsters and some faux stitching to my T-shirt. I love how it turned out!!  Thanks for stopping by!

    Monday, September 2, 2013

    Fresh Brewed Digi release day

    If you are here to check out the newest Squigglefly challenge-go HERE.

    I am so glad you popped by today, I have a super, duper, cuter than cute digi release to tell you about! Today over at FRESH BREWED DESIGNS!! This release is 5 adorable forest animals, and I can see myself using them for many different types of cards! Here is the first card I have made with them...
    Isn't this little FOX just sooo cute?!! The sentiment is computer generated, and the skittles are from DoubleClick Connections.

    Thanks for stopping by-Rhonda

    Squigglefly Challenge...add a flower

    Hello! I would love to have you join in our Squigglefly challenge this week over at Squigglefly! Did you get the chance yet to check out the new images added to the store? Hope you do!!
    For this weeks card, I have used two Squigglefly images: Eat, Drink, Scary by artist Charlene Mitchell and Monster Mania: Smiley by artist Jane Beljo!
    Aren't they both so fun...and Halloween is getting so close! My grand baby Parker will be 1 on Halloween...I can't believe how fast the time has gone! And I am sure it will go even faster now that my baby girl Emily starts school back up tomorrow : (

    The skittle in the middle of the flower is one from A Busy Bee-Doubleclick Connections, and is one of her NEW release--Back to School Colors!! I also used liquid pearls on my little monster...I think he looks like he might have chicken pox now...but that is a cute look for a little monster!
    Have a Great Labor Day!

    And thanks for stopping by!

    Sunday, September 1, 2013

    The Stamping Boutique Challenge #64...Christmas

    *The winner from The cutting Cafe Blog Hop was FLOWERDISCO..Congrats!

    Hello all! Today is a NEW challenge day over at THE STAMPING BOUTIQUE challenge Blog...and the challenge is CHRISTMAS!
    Stamping Boutique is opened backup for business, and  has lots and lots of gorgeous CHRISTMAS digi that won't be a problem! I hope you get the chance to join in! Here is my card, and I have used:
     CHUBBY SNOWMAN...isn't he so cute?!!
    Join us!! This is your chance to win a few digis of your own!
    Thanks for stopping by! Have a Great Labor Day!