Monday, February 23, 2015

Die-Namites Design Team Call

Good evening friends and family!

I am about ready to call it a day here, but I was checking my emails, and saw that a company called Die-Namites Cutting Dies had a call for their design team.  Because I love dies, and die-cutting machines so much I thought, "why not try"?

In case you have not heard of Die-Namites Cutting Dies, they are a company that makes in the know how happy that makes me...100 percent steel dies.  They are some of the cutest dies I have seen.

I thought I would share some of what I am submitting to them.  Wish me luck!  :o)     Here is a link to their store, if you would like to check them out.

Sweet dreams everyone.  Hugs.  xo

My Scraps & More Sketch #99

Good Morning Friends and Family!

I am off to work so I thought I would leave a look at the layout I created yesterday.  

I used sketch #99 from the sketch challenge at My Scraps & More.  They are an online site that provides  not only inspiration, but scrapbooking supplies too.  

Here is a copy of the sketch.

Here is my layout.  

I used the Prima "Engraver" Collection.  It is a lovely collection. I had a great time making it.  
Happy Monday!  Go out there and make it a wonderful week.  Hugs.  xxo

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Tim Holtz 12 Tags of 2015 - February

Happy Sunday, friends and family!!

Yesterday I had a great day in the scrapbook room.  I made a couple of cards using up my scraps, and then thought I had better get cookin' on my Tim Holtz 12 Tags of 2015.  There is not much of February left!

At first I was a little stressed out about this tag, I have to admit.  I threw two of them in the making in the garbage.  I guess I was having a problem with the different types of layering/quilting.  I kind of tend to want things exact, and this project was so much simpler than I was trying to make it.  So, after I decided to relax and just start laying pieces on the tag (like Tim said in the tutorial), it all came together.  That was when the fun began.  There were so many fun layers, and tasks to do on this tag.  I look forward every month to see what Tim is going to bring to the table to help me stretch my horizons in papercrafting.  I truly believe it is about having an open mind in our craft.  You can't stay stuck in what worked back when you started out.  This hobby is always changing.  I love to bring what I know, and what I am learning to every project I am tackling.


I encourage you all to take a look at Tim Holtz's blog when you have a chance to look at all the wonderful tags that have been created from Tim's tutorial.  They are all beautiful...truly inspirational.
Well, I better go, I have a layout almost completed for next time!
Have a happy Sunday.  Hugs  xoxo

Friday, February 20, 2015

Bella BLVD 2015 Creative Team Call

Howdy Friends and Family!

I have been working hard on some submissions for a spot on the Bella BLVD 2015 Creative Team Call.  I LOVE Bella BLVD with their bright and happy papers and themes.  Take a peek and let  me know what you think.  :o)

This is a layout from when I went to visit my son Justin in December.  I had so much fun on that trip, and I am sure I will have lots more pictures to share of this trip in the future.

This is a layout with one of my favorite things...cupcakes!!

This is a layout with my sweet honey.  We just celebrated out 38th anniversary yesterday, and I love him more than any layout could ever show.

Here is one of the cards I created, and following this one, there is one more.  :o)

Thanks for looking.  Cross your fingers and wish me luck!  Have a creative weekend.  Hugs  xo

Monday, February 16, 2015

Julie Nutting Paper Doll Day

Happy President's Day everyone!

I have the day off today...HOORAY!!!!  I love having an extra day off.  I get to play and create today.  :o)

With that said, I decided to work on something I love.  Paper Dolls!  :o)  I saw that Julie Nutting had come out with some new paper dolls.  I would love to get them all, especially the new decade ones.  But for now, I have to placate myself with one.  Julie has come out with some that I consider the "Barbie" and "Ken" of the paper dolls.  The dolls and clothes are separate stamps, which leads me to believe there are more outfits to come.  Yeah!!  Anyway, the girl's real name is Marisol, and if you get the boy, his name is Adam.  These dolls are named after actual people who work at Prima.

 I really love working on the paper dolls.

I used modeling paste and inks on this one.

Here are what the stamps look like.  As you can see, the outfits are very versatile.

And last, these are Julie's Watercolor Pencils, and waterbrush.  I used them on the dolls skin, and hair on one of the dolls.  They work very smoothly, and I would recommend them if you love working with watercolors.  Julie has four different sets of pencils.  This set is the Hair and Skin Tone set.

If you have any questions on these products or projects, I would be happy to answer them for you.

I hope you all have a very happy day.  Thanks for looking today. Hugs  :o)

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Valentine Mode

Howdy Friends and Family!

I truly have been in Valentine mode (heaven) this week.  I love Valentine's Day!  I have loved it since I was a girl making valentines for my brothers and sisters.  This new Authentique line "Crush", with it's old vintage feel, has made me think of Valentine's Day when I was a little younger.  :o)  I am really enjoying this line.

Here are a few more cards using this line.

(You know how I love pink)

One last one.

I hope you had some fun making your own Valentines.


Sunday, February 8, 2015


Hi there friends and family!

I have had a fun creative day today.  :o)  I decided I had better get working on my Valentine's Day Cards.  Valentine's Day is Saturday, so you still have a few days left to make some cards for everyone you love.

I have made these cards using Authentique's "Crush" line.  Love it!  It is cute, vintage and the colors are great!  I have a million ideas in my head for this collection.

What do you think?

Here is another similar, with a little different colors.

The last one for today...

I hope you all have a wonderful week.  Get those Valentine's done!  :o)
xoxox  Rhonda