Thursday, December 31, 2015

Couture SMASHbook - Flip Thru

Had so much fun with this book.  Not gonna lie, at first it wasn't my fave.  I didn't have pictures for it and didn't know what to do with it.  It grew on me and now one of my favorites.  Which is hard to choose.  These books, I miss so much.  Wish they would bring out new ones.

Friday, December 18, 2015

Ornament and Christmas Ideas

I used my Cricut Air for these.  The first six I used the Frozen Cricut Cartridge

 Used the Hello Kitty Cricut Cartridge

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Red Doodle Style - SMASHBook

Finally finished my book!  Been on a mission the last few days to finish it this week no matter what!!!

Very Random, which is how I love to SMASH!  Love to Scrapbook that way too but tend to keep my scrapbook pages in date order.  SMASH - No, there can be something from 1994 next to something from 2015.

Thanks for watching!

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Nostalgia SMASHbook

Putting all my pages in one place from the book. I'll be adding more soon

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

A Creative Journey with Melissa Blog Hop April 2015 Stamp Release

Hi! My name is Rhoda and I am a Creative Crew Team member for A Creative Journey with Melissa. 

Today, I am so excited to be able to share these creations with you today. I am highlighting the Speech Bubbles Mini Stamp Set and Speech Bubbles - Large sets for this blog hop. 

Blog Hop Order of our Amazingly Talented Creative Crew

Speech Bubbles Mini Stamp Set
Speech Bubbles Large Stamp Set
Sign Language Sentiments Stamp Set
Two $10 gift certificate for Joann’s

Contest ends Friday at 8 PM. Winners will be announced on Saturday here

Please be sure to hop along to each participant and follow the directions that they have posted for this hop. If you do, you will be entered to win one of five prizes. All directions must be followed to be eligible to win.

My Directions: Please follow all Creative Crew Members Blogs and Please leave me a comment on how you would use the Speech Bubble Sets.

I was so excited to get my hands on these stamps!  I had so many ideas for both Speech Bubble Sets.  I couldn't wait to use them in my SMASHbooking, Pocket Pages, and Cards.

The first project I made was a page about my sister and I getting lost trying to find a mall.  This is in the Mod Style Smashbook.
I stamped the arrows on colored scraps.  Love using up all scraps on a page!  I wanted to convey direction, since we were lost.  Just so happened to find some help from some Presidents! lol

I stamped some of the different bubbles on other scraps and used them for journalling.  I used some of the word stamps from the set as well!

The second page I created was page about an amusement park.  I had these pictures of my man with a statue and knew these stamps were perfect!  This is in the Int'l Style Smash Book.

I used the Speech Bubbles again for journalling.  Misc. journal boxes, leftover letter stickers, and left over hearts from another project.

I also couldn't wait to create a card set.  I had this really busy scrapbook paper that I knew would be perfect cut for a card!  I love the versatility of the words that come with the Speech Bubble Set.  Made some just Hello Cards, Hi There Cards, and Happy Birthday!

With the Larch Speech Bubble set I knew the bubbles would make perfect background paper for a picture I had of my Dad and my Great Nephew reading together.
I used a pocket style page protector.  Love how when you just have one picture, they are perfect to showcase the story.  I stamped in different colors the Speech Bubbles on one side.  Then I used scraps again from a left over 6x6 paper pack for the other pocket.

I have been saving this picture for some time.  Only my Great Niece looked at the camera but loved how everyone was looking at her. I used a journal card but cut it up to fit in the Speech Bubbles.

For my last page with the Large Speech Bubble I did of my dog Scooter.  I have hundreds of him sitting at the table like this.  He always jumps up and "Prays" with us!  This set was perfect to show off the picture.  He always looks like he is saying, "where is my plate?"  Used left over letter stickers and scraps from some pet pages to complete the page.

Thank You for hopping along on our Blog Hop!  Please remember to visit each Creative Crew Members blog and you might win a prize!!

Friday, April 3, 2015

Tasty Style SMASHbook - Video

I finally finished my Tasty Style SMASHbook!

Now I'm sad and need to buy another one.  Looking back at all the memories and happy times, makes this book a real treasure!

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

New Stamp Release: Weather Related Stamp Set - A Creative Journey with Melissa

I am so excited to be on The Creative Crew of A Creative Journey with Melissa.

This product launch is exciting and I was so excited to use Weather Related Stamp Set. I created three projects using the set and have ideas for many more.  Love the versatility of the design and clear stamps are just the best!

With this stamp release, there are many opportunities to win a prize!

For a chance to win this set please do the following:

  1. Follow my blog
  2. Leave me a comment on this blog 
  3. Pin one of the images to Pinterest

 The first project I created, was in my Oh Snap book.  I have had these pictures of my brother and his two boys sitting in a pile forever.  As soon as I saw the Weather Related Stamp Set I knew exactly that the set was perfect for these pics.

One of my favorite things to do is buy the random box of cards at the discount stores.  I use them for everything.  For bases of Cards, in Scrapbooking, in Smashbooking, and other crafts.  I just can't pass up 50 cards for around $2.00.

I loved this set by My Minds Eye called Denim Shop.  I used a couple card faces to create a frame and stamped the sun image on white paper, punched with my one inch square punch, inked the edged and layered with another pattern of the card faces.  Did the same with the saying.  I hand wrote my journalling and layered.  I used a pocket style page insert and trimmed to fit. The main page just has some card faces again and added the picture.  I'm in love with this layout!  So happy and fun!

For the next project, I created a card.  I love to give cards to my friends and family.  Especially if they are going through some hard times or having a bad day.  I keep them on hand and hide them in their car or at their house, and have stuck them in their purse to surprise them.

I used the basic card base.  I just cut out of the yellow card base a wide banner.  Layered a one inch strip of red polka dot paper, and then a half inch of the big polka dot paper for the top.  I stamped the sun image, the colored in with pencils.  I made the inside a lighter shade of yellow by using a tiny bit of water and coloring.  I also stamped four hearts in each corner.  Punched out with my go to one inch square punch, used pop dots, and layered on another patteren.  Did the same for the fun saying!

My favorite image in this set are the clouds!  I stamped twice, colored one in, and left the other blank. I can't wait to give this to a friend.

The last project I created was a Card in a Box.  I searched a few different tutorials for these and kinda made my own.  I just went to Pinterest and searched Card in a Box.  I wanted the patteren paper to show so came up with just using my tape runner to fold down the patteren side to the outside and love the result.I used the sun, cloud, heart, and umbrella stamps.  I used three clouds and the heart upside down to resemble rain but the sun coming out.  I just staggered the images on strips of white paper to make it look 3D.  I love the saying on this stamp set!  I attached it to the front and inked the edges!

Please be sure to visit all the ladies of the Creative Crew blogs.  You will be amazed at the Creativity and Amazing Ideas you will find!

Friday, March 6, 2015

Hello Kitty Cards in a Box

I needed to make a card for a friend to match a folder I made her.  I wanted something different and decided to try to make a Card in a Box.

I also wanted it to fit in a standard envelope.  After some googling and pinteresting, I found this tutorial by CARDZTV.

Don't let it intimidate you.  It will take some time for the first one.  OK it took me a hour lol  but then I couldn't stop when I finished the first one!  I ended up making 8 in total.

I used my Hello Kitty paper pack and scraps!  Hope you try it too!