Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Memorial weekend

Happy Wednesday!  It has been a while since I have posted so I thought I would share what has been going on.  I have my veggie garden all planted.  Half of it is a raised bed.  I haven't taken a picture of it with the plants in it.  But this is what it looks like prepped and ready to plant.

Next year there will be another cinder block raised bed on the other side.  Thanks to my mom and my compost bin, this bed has tons of wonderfully screened compost in it.  I bought 9 bags of organic garden soil to help fill it up.  At the end of the garden is my strawberry bed.  Hopefully it will quit raining soon so the strawberries will ripen and the veggie plants won't die!

The plants are loaded with blooms and berries right now.  So come on warm sunshine.  Normally I would spend this weekend planting my gardens but now all I have to do is plant a few flowers and do a little clean up in some of the beds.

Tomorrow I am having 5 or 6 girls over for a scrapbooking/ card making crop/ workshop.  Here are a couple of the layouts they will be doing with the Live Beautifully paper pack for National scrapbooking month.

Please visit my website for more information of this paper pack at  There is also a beautiful stamp set which is picture in the next photo.

And while you are shopping don't forget to pick up the awesome stamp set of the month for only $5 with a $50 purchase.

I hope you all have a wonderful Memorial Day weekend.  don't forget to say a prayer for a fallen soldier!

Hugs, Ronda

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Tulips, Tulips and more Tulips!

Wow, it has been a great spring for tulips here in Michigan.  They just keep coming on and the blooms are huge and lasting a long time.  I just wanted to share them with you!

Have a wonderful day and please visit my website for your paper crafting needs.  You can make some beautiful flowers out of paper too!

Friday, May 5, 2017

National Scrapbooking Day!

May 6th is National scrapbooking Day!  For National Scrapbooking month we have a beautiful stamp set and paper pack called Live Beautifully!  There is also a Cut above kit that gives you 6 double page layouts that are so easy to put together.  Anyone could do it and they are gorgeous!  This would make a wonderful Mothers Day gift.  It comes with the page protectors too.  There is also a bigger deal that includes a album , tape runner and journaling pen and if you choose this, you get 20% off.

Make sure you go to my website and check out this beautiful product.  While you are there, pick up the May stamp of the month too for only $5.00 with a $50.00 purchase.

I hope you take advantage of these wonderful products and if you don't already scrapbook this is a great opportunity to start!  Have a great weekend!


Friday, April 28, 2017

Spring Flowers!

Hi everyone!

Those April showers sure did bring some beautiful flowers!  Here are a few from my yard!

They sure are pretty this year!  Be sure and check out my last blog where I participated in my first blog hop!  Thanks for looking.  Don't forget for all your paper crafting needs just go to  have a great day and enjoy your weekend.


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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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! 

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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