Friday, April 21, 2017

April Hop!

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Welcome to A Year of Card Techniques Blog Hop where each month we’ll feature a different card technique. We’ve assembled a team of fabulous card makers who range from new to advanced, so you’ll see a wide variety of cards and ideas.
The month of April features a Showdown! A stamp set showdown, that is. We’re using one stamp set in various ways. Let’s face it, stamp sets are getting more and more expensive; so we’re here to inspire you by demonstrating how to s-t-r-e-t-c-h those stamps!
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We really appreciate feedback, so please leave a comment on each of the blogs in the hop today. One winner will be chosen from all comments on the hop as of April 28, 2017. The winner will be announced in our May hop; so be sure to come back next month.
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I chose to use the April stamp set of the month, Flock Together from Close to my Heart.  I had a lot of fun with it.  All of the products I used can be found in the current seasonal idea book.  Seasonal expressions 1.

My first card I am calling #hello!  I used papers from the Some Kind of Wonderful pack.  I stamped the love this in black punched it out and popped it up with our thin foam tape.  I stamped the 3 hearts and the small bird directly on the paper, which is one of our cut apart sheets.

I'm calling this card we are blessed.  I used the Some kind of Wonderful paper pack on this one too.  I stamped the 3 small birds in Whisper ink and colored them in with our ShinHan markers.  I popped up the birds with our thin foam tape.

This card is called Together!  I just love this one!   I stamped the birds in black on one of the cut apart cards from the Sugar Rush Pack (It is light pink) and I cut them out.  I stamped the TOGETHER is the best place to be on the pink patterned paper and popped up the birds with thin foam tape on the gray patterned paper.  These are both from the Sugar Rush pack too.  I layered the patterned paper on black and used the thin foam tape and popped up the black piece.  I just love our thin foam tape.

My last card, So Happy Together is layered on raspberry and canary and stamped with blossom and sorbet.  I stamped the 3 hearts in raspberry, blossom, smoothie, sorbet, saffron and canary to create my background paper. I used thin foam tape to pop up the So Happy together.

I hope you liked my cards.  All the products I used are from Close to my Heart.  Please let me know if you want to know more about some of the products I used.

Now you’re off to visit with  Hope you had fun and thanks for stopping by. See you next month with another technique!  Please visit my website at

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Monday, April 10, 2017


It's finally spring and I want to share my Easter card with you!  I am entering this in the BTF (between the folds) challenge!  I absolutely love the CTMH Flower Market Cricut cartridge!

I used the February SOTM for the bunny!  The paper on the bottom is from the Dreamin' Big pack!  The eggs are from a random wooden stamp I had!  The purple stripped ribbon came from one of the fundamentals packs!  I hope you like my card! 

You can get these products on my website at

Have a great Day!  Ronda

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Happy Easter!

Burrrr!  It is snowing in Mason Michigan!  Supposed to be sunny and warm this weekend though!  Today I want to share my submission to the Spring Heart 2 Heart challenge!  I used Close to my Hearts Flower Market Cricut Cartridge and a little Dreamin Big paper!  All of the card stock is Close to my Heart too!  The bunny is from the Close to my Heart February stamp of the month!  I hope you like this one because I sure do!

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Have a great day!  Ronda

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Tea cups at Heart 2 Heart!

Just a short post to share this Mothers Day card in the Heart 2 Heart Challenge!

Of course I made this for my own Mother!  I hope you like it!  I'm going to miss the Dreamin' Big paper!  Don't forget to visit my website at

Thanks for looking, Ronda

Monday, March 27, 2017

Mothers Day Card!

Hello!  Here is the card I made for my Mom for Mothers Day!  It is made with the CTMH Dreamin' Big paper pack and the March Stamp of the month, Tea-riffic!  Each of these can be found in the Seasonal expression idea book, which is good through the end of April.

Don't you just love the colors?  It features Poppy, Saffron, Juniper , Slate and Whisper.  I hope you like my card and if you would like some of these supplies to make your own then visit my website at

Here is a picture of the paper pack and SOTM!

Thanks for looking, Ronda

Friday, March 24, 2017

March Stamp of the Month!

Hi there!  I just wanted to let you know that there is only 7 more day's to get this adorable tea cup stamp. 

There are so many cute cards you could make with this stamp set.  Don't miss out.  Go to Get yours today!

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Seasonal expressions 1!

Happy Sunday everyone!  I wanted to show you what all of the beautiful papers look like in this idea book.  You can only purchase them until April30.  So many fun and beautiful papers!

Beautiful Hello Lovely!

Hello lovely's compliments and accessories!

Sweet Sugar Rush!

Sugar Rush's Compliments and accessories!

hello Lovely's Workshops Your Way Scrapbooking Kit!

Sugar Rush's Workshops Your Way Scrapbooking Kit!

Dreamin' Big Paper Pack!

Dreamin' Big's Compliments and accessories!

Dreamin' Big's Workshops Your Way Scrapbooking Kit!

Some Kind of Wonderful Paper Pack!

Some Kind of Wonderful Compliments and accessories!

Some kind of Wonderful Workshops Your Way Scrapbooking Kit!

If you are interested in any of these products, please visit my website at

If you have any questions, you can email me at

Thank you for looking and enjoy your day!