Sunday, October 20, 2013

My Mind's Eye Sketch Challege

Good Evening Friends and Family!!

Here I am participating in another sketch challenge, this time from the My Mind's Eye Blog.

Ronda Palazzari for MME #sketch #scrapbooking

I have been a HUGE My Mind's Eye fan from way back...from the very beginning.  In fact, I decided to use a collection from back in 2006.  They were as cute then, as they are now.

Here is the layout.  I used pictures of my sweet husband and myself for this one.  I love him as much today, as I did when we first fell in love!
Let me know what you think.
Have a happy week ahead.
Hugs to all,

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Paper Bakery Sketch Challenge

Happy Wednesday Friends and Family!!

I am here happily thinking about the wonderful Scrappy weekend I had.  I attended an anniversary crop at a local scrapbook store...Paradise Scrapbook Boutique.  It really was perfection, everything you would want in a great crop.  Stunning decorations, GREAT food, awesome prizes, good company....and did I fail to mention CUPCAKES????  What  more could a girl want, really???
I have some pictures of the scrappy goodness, but I will save those for my next post.  Tonight I want to talk about what I accomplished at the crop.  I actually finished two challenges and a card.  Tonight I would like to share a layout for a sketch challenge from Paper Bakery.

Sketch #14

Here is the sketch for the challenge.  You just have to do your take on can turn it around or do what you like.  Paper Bakery is a company that specializes in a Kit club.  Everyone I have come in contact with at Paper Bakery is very nice, and a lot of fun.  Their customer service is hard to beat,  You feel like you are chatting with friends there at Paper Bakery.
But back to the sketch.  I used my latest Paper Bakery Kit and completed my first challenge with them.

Let me know what you think.  This is the Merry-Go-Round at the fair.  My husband and I went on a wonderful date at the fair in May.  I have a lot of great pictures of that night, and thought this paper was just right for that.  This layout was quite a challenge for me.  But in the end, I was very happy with how it turned out.

I will post more tomorrow.
Sweet dreams.
Rhonda xoxox

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Hello Friends and Family!

I would like to correct myself from last night's blog....regarding the name of the new Tim Holtz class,  It is called Creative Chemistry 102, not 2.  You also do need to take Creative Chemistry 101 to be able to sign up for Creative Chemistry 102.  I promise you, you will not be disappointed.  Fabulous does not even come close to describing it.
I decided to make some more tags.  They are really fun to create.
This first tag got it's inspiration from Tim Holtz's 12 Tags of 2013.  I encourage you to look into that also.  That is completely free...and Tim has wonderful step by step tutorials.

This is a guy tag.  :o)

I actually like this one, and think it is kind of cool.

Next is my girl tag.  This tag has a little of everyone scrappy on it.  It is a Ranger Tag, embossed with a new Cricut 3 D embossing folder,  I used Tim Holtz distress inks on it, and sprayed it with Heidi Swapp gold color shine.  I topped it off with Melissa Frances ribbon, pearls, flower, and ephemera.  It turned out pretty cute.

Well that is it for tonight.  Have a restful sleep and I will have something new for you tomorrow.

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Hello Friends and Family!

Tonight I thought I would share a new class I am taking.  It is Creative Chemistry 2, taught by Tim Holtz.
I can truly tell you, I have never learned more about inks and paints, than with Tim Holtz.  He is a great instructor, and makes it easy for everyone to learn.

So bear with me on some of these blogs....I am a student!! :o)

Class one we learned a Distress Paint technique, and yes, I need a lot of practice.  But here is my first try, and I made it into a tag.  I marbled the tag first, and then I embossed and distressed it.

I will have more things to share with you in the coming days.  :o)
Thanks for looking!
Hugs to everyone.
Rhonda  xo

Monday, October 7, 2013

Hello Friends and Family!

I am so EXCITED!!!

I actually won the card challenge I blogged about last night.  HOORAY!!!!!
 Pink Paislee is sending me an awesome prize.  :o)

 Pretty nice, huh???  I am so excited.  I am going to continue on with my creating, and ONE DAY, I WILL make it on to a design team.  :o)
Thanks for your continued support. I love all of you!!  xxooxoxoox

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Last but not least...of course I HAD to make a Christmas Card!!  :o)
I used the City Sidewalks line.  I LOVE this cute Christmas line.  This card was fun to make.

Well that is all the cards I made for the challenge.  Let me know if you like any of them.  I really had fun tonight creating them.
Have a happy week!
Hugs to all.  Rhonda
On to card #3!!

For this card I used a line designed by Christy Tomlinson.  I love her bright and cheery!!
I also did some distressing and inking on this, which made it even more fun.
I did some fussy cutting on this card as well.

Do you like this one?
:o)  Rhonda
On to card #2!!

I made this card using the Secret Crush Line.  I love this line, and think it is really cute.

Hope you like it!
xo  Rhonda
Happy Belated World Card Making Day!!

World Card Making Day was yesterday.  I did make a card, but did not post it.  I was looking on Facebook this evening, when I see a World Card Making Challenge Posted on the Pink Paislee Blog.

Now it’s YOUR turn to show us your fabulous take on this sketch! Create a card with this sketch using 75% Pink Paislee products. For every card you submit, you’ll receive one entry to win this awesome prize pack, our Sentiment Series! Leave a link here in the comments section to your creation. Winner will be chosen by Monday, Oct. 7th. - 

So I say to myself....I can do that!!
So here we go!

Card #1

I made this card using Pink Paislee Luxe Collection.  

Let me know what you think!  

:o)  Rhonda