I'm playing along with Karen Giron's  Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge #204. I really liked this sketch. As you can see I changed the orientation for my card.

My birthday card stash is a little low so I actually made 2 cards. I changed tags and I'm always amazed at how ONE change makes such a difference. The first card uses PTI - Tag Sale #8. It actually feels a little heavy in comparison to the second card.

The second card used PTI's Tag Sale #5 as the base. I did run it through using the bottom of the die again to shorten it. I tried to use 3 pieces of washi tape but the balance was way off. I think I like the second one best!

I also stamped a sentiment in the inside. So would you chose Card #1 or Card #2?

HB2U card
stamps: PTI - Big Birthday Wishes (inside sentiment)
paper: PTI - Stamper's Select White; MFT - Berrylious; MME - Indie Chic Citron
ink: Memento Black
dies: PTI - Tag Sale #5, #8, Headline Alphabet and numbers, Rustic Burlap impression plate
other: MME - Lost & Found washi tape and Enamel dots; Target - Bakers Twine gold/creme

Love U

I'm working on a few Valentine cards. This one has a slightly graphic feel. I am using some new dies from Reverse Confetti (the hearts and arrow).

I like the bold black and red together. ~Rhonda

Love U card
stamps: PTI - With All my Heart
paper: PTI - Stamper's Select White, Pure Poppy; MME - Cut & Paste
ink: PTI - Smokey Shadow
other: Reverse Confetti Arrow, Love Note dies; PTI - Block Alphabet Upper dies, Limitless Layers 2 1/4" hearts collection; Washi tape (from Target?), sewing machine

two four. teen

I did a lot of playing with this card, mainly because I couldn't get happy. I think I quit to early sometimes so I just kept messing around.

I embossed big polka dots on the background and then rubbed Pure Poppy ink over the top along with a little Pumice Stone distress ink. The pure poppy makes a very light pretty pink. I used it with the border hearts and heart with the button as well.

I stamped the large heart with PTI's A Little Argyle. I'm happy now. ~Rhonda

two four. teen card
stamps: Reverse Confetti Crushin'; PTI - Polka Dot Basics, A Little Argyle
paper: PTI - Stamper's Select White, Smokey Shadow;
ink: PTI - Pure Poppy; Distress Ink - Pumice Stone; Memento - Black Tuxedo
other: PTI - Limitless Layers 2 1/4" Heart Collection, Fabulous Frames, twine, button; Reverse Confetti - Love Note die; Hobby Lobby - doily; sewing machine

Hello 2014

 Zoom! That is what the NEW Year is doing already! I received a Silhouette Cameo for Christmas and finally pulled it out of the box. I am amazed at how well it cuts. I could never get my Cricut to make clean cuts. I appreciate that the Cameo tells me exactly what blade setting to use.

So this card uses a free cutting file and an offset tutorial from the Silhouette blog. Super easy and quick if you don't count the time it is taking for me to learn how to use my Mac.

Enjoy your week! My hubby has the day off so we are going to enjoy the day! ~Rhonda

Hello card
Cut File: love, friend and hello by Silhouette 
paper: PTI - Stamper's Select White, Pattern Paper Pack; MME - Cute & Paste

Looking Back - Looking Forward

Tis hard to believe that another year is beginning. As is the custom a look back to assess skills learned and projects completed gives me a chance to reflect and then plan for the next year. Make sure  you eat some black-eyed peas today!
January - Die Dividers

One of my first projects in January was to tackle my die storage. I am still using this system a year later and LOVE it!

February - Valentine One and Two

I couldn't decide between these two cards. You can never have too many hearts.

This is my go-to wedding gift. The class I took from Jessica Sprague paid off. 

My April card represents all the fun I had playing along with the Viva la Verve Challenges during 2013.

This is the first time I had ever done any water coloring with re-inkers. I have been playing with this more on tags and hope I get some more done in 2014.

June - Flip Flops

I'm still wearing my flip flops. How about you? My Mom even bought flip flop socks so she can wear her's even in the cold weather.

 Did you happen to count the number of MIM's you participated in this year? This card used the feather tutorial that Melissa Phillips shared.

August - Digi Stamps

I used some digi stamps as well this year. Stella just happens to be one of my favorites. I LOVE her attitude. A little sassy and cranky can be just the ticket for some things. :)

September -Love Language

I had a blast using tags and dies for my HS Youth Group Girl Party. Hearing their squeals of delight as they came in was such a treat.

October - Fall

Did you jump on the sequin bandwagon?? It is amazing how such a little item adds just the right amount of pizazz.

November - Tags

I think these tags were some of the messiest and most fun to create. Lots of new techniques and I think I finally took a pretty cool photograph. Still working on the photo skills.

 December - Packaging

I wanted to use my supplies for wrapping this year. I think it took a lot longer to get it all wrapped but the results were worth it. The plan is to start working on the tags a lot earlier in 2014.

I am thankful for each one of you who takes the time to visit and comment on my posts. Friends are a treasure. ~Rhonda

You can see 2010 and 2012 if you want to take a further look back. I sure hope my skills have gotten better.

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