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It's the start of another new week!! and a new month on Wednesday!! You might recognize this paper. I used it on a card here. I'm trying very hard to make lots of things with the scraps that pile up on my desk. A creative push sometimes. 

I used the negative from the Bloom Builders die #3 for the background of my gift sack.

Have you made a thank you card?? Be sure to link up to my Thankful Thursdays! ~ Rhonda

PS - I'm not listing my supplies cuz it was making me tired and took the fun out of creating. If you have a question, I'll be happy to answer.

Thankful Thursday #4

(Oops, went live a little early. Enjoy!)

Who do you need to thank this week? One of my cards is going to the sweet young ladies that work at my local Sonic. I showed up to get my medium Coke with extra ice on Tuesday only to discover that my wallet was NOT in my purse. They gave me my drink on the house!!! I LOVE Sonic!

My cards this week use MFT Frames/Quotes set. I really like the shape of this die.

Playing along with my Thankful Thursday this week is Carol. Her blog the Crafty "Magra" is a delight to visit. She whipped out a card using the new PTI Mat Stack 5 with the Harvest Berries Stamp set. Love the shape of this set. The button detail is fabulous. You also have to see this wonderful birthday album Carol made to celebrate her husband's birthday. Carol is one gracious lady. Thanks for playing!

I would love to feature someone new every week!! Play along and make sure you leave me a way to contact you. Visiting new blogs is always fun.

Have a great day. Thank YOU for visiting. ~Rhonda

Friendship gift set

I made this gift set for a friend's birthday. 

6 cards total - 2 of each color. Matching twine from The Twinery.

The paper is Funky Town from PTI. The sentiments are Half & Half from PTI. The cute birds are Verve's Wordy Birds.

My bow is the Loopsy-Daisy die cut from vellum paper. 

The gift box inspiration is from I Am Derby. Lots of inspiration on her blog.

I hope your week starts and ends great!! ~ Rhonda

things I love about YOU

Are you working on your Valentine cards yet? The library card fits perfectly in a small glassine bag. 

I stamped "things I love about YOU" from PTI's Top Ten. The hearts are "From the Heart dies" from Verve.

The Pure Poppy Swiss Dot Satin ribbon is soooo cute!!! A little stitching and the Sunshine impression plate help the red shine.

I can't wait to fill out my little card! ~Rhonda

Thankful Thursday #3

Still going strong on writing thank you's! My card today is for my Christmas Decor team that set-up/took-down Christmas for clients. Tangled Christmas lights were par for the course. 

I hope you are upping your gratitude this week. It is a win win for everyone.

Come play along. ~ Rhonda

Thankful Thursday #2

Thankful Thursday #2!! If you missed it last week, my goal for the year is to Up My Gratitude in 2012. I plan to write at least one thank you a week at a minimum but one a day would be the ultimate goal. I'm doing pretty well. I'm on #14. I would love for you to link up a thank you and help keep me accountable. 

My card this week definitely has a masculine, graphic feel. All the patterns make your eyes cross when looking at the photo on the computer. I think I like it a lot more in person.

I thought it would be fun to "feature" someone who linked up from the previous week. Joyce is such an encourager. If you are ever on the PTI forum, you can count on her to make sweet comments and welcome one and all. I love her style and think you will get lots of inspiration from her blog - Cards by the Sea.


Along with this thank you card, I recently swooned over this love card. Thanks Joyce for playing along!!

Hope everyone is having a wonderful week. Make sure you thank someone today!! ~ Rhonda

Just Because

I love the font and design of PTI's Simple Sentiments. They fit the double ended banner die perfectly and are so easy to use.

A little stitching of the Love Lives Here butterfly finishes this card.

We are getting a much needed rain today. I hope you are enjoying a wonderful day wherever you are! ~ Rhonda

stamps: PTI Simple Sentiments
paper: PTI Vintage Cream, Hawaiian Shores; My Mind's Eye Lost and Found - Breeze Collection
ink: Memento Rich Cocoa; PTI Chia
other: PTI Live Loves Here butterfly die, Double Ended Banner die, Limitless labels die; Doily from Walmart; sewing machine

Thankful Thursday #1

Happy 2012 Everyone!!! Do you still take the long walk down your driveway each morning to pick up the morning paper? I DO!!! I still love to eat my morning Cheerios while reading the newspaper. Did you happen to read the article in the Parade Magazine on Sunday by John Kralik called Up Your Gratitude? In 2008 he began a year of thank-yous. You can Google to find the complete article.

I thought as a card maker this would be a worthy challenge for myself and should be easy!!! Ya RIGHT!! But I decided I would try. But after just a couple of days, I'm already getting legalistic with myself so set a few ground rules. The card doesn't have to be handmade ----GASP--- and if I don't write one each day at least once a week. This would be more than last year. 
I am also going to do Thankful Thursday on my blog. I would love for you to link up and play along. I can use the accountability.

My first cards are actually postcard Christmas thank yous. Just turn them over and start writing.

I hope you will join me in thanking those who have impacted your life!! ~ Rhonda

stamps: PTI A Big Thank You
paper: Authentique - Wonder Collection; PTI - Ripe Avocado, Spring Moss
ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black
other: PTI double ended banner die

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