Sunday, May 1, 2016

Christmas Treasures BLOG HOP

As a member of Paulette's CREATE WITH TLC Design Team, I am thrilled to be involved with this Blog Hop.  I hope you enjoy it as much as we all have creating things to share with you.

I am excited to be able to share blank greeting cards that you can print and use as greeting cards, thank you cards, Holiday cards, party invitations or however you would like to personalize the inside.  The elements I used on each of these are from Paulette from her 2009 HOLIDAY CLUB, DECEMBER CLUB 2011, CHRISTMAS CLUB 2013, CHRISTMAS ROSES KIT.

To view in full size format, right click and tell it to open in a new window.  Then click on SAVE AS to your own computer.











 Be sure to visit everyone on the BLOG HOP to see all your goodies and inspirations and please don't forget to leave some love!
HOP STARTS HERE:

Desire at:  DOING LIFE
Hetty at:  Craft Chaos
Ileana at:  Sparkling Pink
Lisa Lynn at:  Card Creations
Lynn at:  Her Craftiness
RhondaSue at:  Craftymumz Creations
Paulette at:  Create with TLC

Thanks for visiting us today at the Hop, but be sure to sign up using the side bar link so you will get the announcements each time something is added to the blog.  Our goal is to CREATE CHRISTMAS TREASURES ALL YEAR LONG!

The free images for you to snag and use is here:




Happy Crafting,
RhondaSue
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Monday, April 25, 2016

MAY 1 BLOG HOP ANNOUNCED

~ ~ ANNOUNCING! ~ ~ 

 
To kick start the 2016 Christmas creativity in each and every one of you, we are hosting a blog hop starting here at Creating Christmas Treasures with TLC and ending at Paulette's personal blog at Create with TLC.
Every one of the Design Team Members for Create with TLC will be hosting a spot on this train ride (blog hop).  Each member will share a creation they did using at least one if not more of Paulette's elements from years past and the image they use will be available for free download on their site only.  So be sure to watch for more information to come.
CREATING CHRISTMAS TREASURES
WITH TLC BLOG HOP
DATE:  May 1, 2016
TIME:  Starts 8:00 AM PACIFIC TIME ZONE
RSVP is not necessary, but to say THANK YOU is necessary
after you visit each artist's blog as well as Paulette's main blog!
SEE YOU THEN!

Sunday, April 24, 2016

HOW TO BE HAPPY!



How to Be Happy!

Don't ever stop dreaming your dreams;
they're a very essential part of you.
Do whatever you can to make them a
reality by the course you take,
the plans you make,
and all the things you do.
Don't dwell on past mistakes; leave
yesterday behind you --- along with any
of its problems, worries, and doubts.
Do realize you can't change the past,
but just ahead is the future --- and
you can do something about that.
Don't try to accomplish everything at
once; life can be difficult enough ---
without adding frustration to the list.
Do travel one step at a time, and reach
for one goal at a time. That's the way
to find out what real accomplishment is.
Don't be afraid to do the impossible,
even if others don't think you'll succeed.
Do remember that history is filled with
incredible accomplishments of those who
were foolish enough ..... to believe.
Don't forget that there are so many
things that are wonderful, rare,
and unique about you.
And do remember that if you can search
within and find a smile ..... that smile
will always be a reflection
of the way people feel ..... about YOU!
AUTHOR UNKNOWN

Saturday, April 23, 2016

GIFT IDEAS FOR MANY USES

 Random Act of Kindness Gifts
Stocking Stuffers
Secret Santa Gifts
Teacher Gifts
Neighbor Gifts


1. We “SODA” like you. Thanks so much! (soda pop)

2. You are a “SOUPER” teacher. (can of soup)

3. You’re a “PEACH.” (peach jam, a fresh peach, or peach gummy rings)

4. To someone who always puts their best “FOOT” forward. (pair of socks, Fruit-By-The-Foot)

5. I could “BEAR”ly have made it without you. (Gummy bears or bear-shaped cookie cutter)

6. Thanks for adding “SPICE” to our lives. (jar of salsa)

7. Thank you for putting “COLOR” in my life. (box of crayons)

8. Here’s a bottle of LOTION for all the kindness you set in motion! (lotion)

9. Thank you! You’re one smart COOKIE. (plate or bag of cookies)

10. Not to be CORNY, but we really appreciate all that you do. (corn muffin mix, ears of corn, popcorn)

11. When it comes to teaching, you are “HOT STUFF.” (hot pad, Red Hot candies)

12. You’re a de”LIGHT” to work with. (candle, flashlight)

13. When help is needed, you’re always willing to “CHIP” in. (bag of chips)

14. Thanks to someone who really knows how to serve. (serving spoon)

15. I “DONUT” know what I would do without you! (box of doughnuts)

16. You’re worth a “MINT” (breath mints, Andes mints, mint brownies)

17. Thanks a “BUNCH” (bunch of bananas)

18. Thanks for adding PIZZAz to our meeting! (pizza sauce/toppings, box of pizza, gift card)

19. We think you’re “GRATE” (cheese grater)

20. Thank you for “CHEW”sing to come! (pack of gum)

21. We’re ROOTING for you. Good luck! (root beer)

22. It’s been a BALL working with you. Hope you have a BALL (popcorn balls)

23. Thanks for being there when KNEADED, for RISING to the occasion, for never LOAFING on the job, for helping others to HEEL. No matter how you SLICE IT, you do a great job! (loaf of bread)

24. Jelly is like love: you can’t spread it around without getting some on yourself. (jam or jelly)

25. You add SPARKLE and make life brighter wherever you go! (cleaners, sparkly lotion or lipgloss)

26. We’re NUTS about you! (bag of nuts)

27. You’ve been a lifesaver! (Lifesavers)

28. If friends were flowers, I’d pick you! (floral dish towel, fresh flowers, flower shaped candy)

29. Hope your day is SPRINKLED with laughter and love. (jar of sprinkles, cupcake with sprinkles)

30. Sending you HUGS and KISSES on your special day. (Hershey’s Hugs and Kisses)

31. Just POPPING by to say hello. (popcorn or soda pop)

32. We couldn’t re”STRAIN” ourselves from saying thank you. (strainer filled with treats)

33. No one MATCHES you! Thanks for all you do. (matches with or without candle)

34. Thank you to a “NOTEWORTHY” friend. (pencil and note pad)

35. You did a “BEARY” great job. To a “BEARY” great friend. (bear-shaped honey, gummy bears or   Teddy Grahams )

36. Da-“GUM” you are a great teacher. (pack of gum)

37. You are “PASTA”-tively wonderful! You did a “PASTA”-tively wonderful job. (pasta and sauce)

38. Snap! Crackle! Pop! We think you are really tops! (rice krispie treats)

39. Anyway you BREAK it, we think you’re the greatest (toffee or brittle)

40. You are the APPLE of my eye (apple anything---pie, lotion, muffins, candy)

41. You take the CAKE! (cupcakes or cake)

42. Whip up this MIX for a sweet tooth fix. (brownie, cake or muffin mix)

43. Here’s a little treat. Rise and bake, it can’t be beat. Warm, fresh rolls for you. Thanks for all you do! (Rhodes rolls or homemade frozen dough)

44. I really “CARROT” a lot about you! (baby carrots or carrot cake)

45. Here’s the SCOOP… you did a great job! (ice cream or ice cream scoop)

46. The kindness you show makes our friendship GROW and GROW! (potted plant)

Friday, April 15, 2016

HAPPY BIRTHDAY PAULETTE

Create w/ TLC blog and store owner is celebrating her birthday today!
Paulette shares so much with all of us and we want to give back to her,
so please send her some love and birthday wishes to make her feel as
blessed as we are with all her generosity!

Check back to each of the Design Team Members blogs for more
birthday gifts too!

Links to each of their blogs are located HERE.



Click on the card above to open it in a new window and save it to your computer to be able to use for your own birthday celebrations.

Be sure to check out all the goodies in her STORE and on her VINTAGE BLOG as well.  She has monthly clubs which are incredible to get deals on word art, vintage images, papers, subway art and whatever she creates that come directly to your email.  It is always MORE than the freebies she posts on her blog.  The Design Team is also working on building the 2016 CHRISTMAS TREASURES WITH TLC.  It will be opened with a BLOG HOP on May 1st.  So be sure to check back for that information too! 

SO MUCH FUN!  ENJOY IT ALL!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, PAULETTE!!

HUGS TO YOU,
RhondaSue

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Monday, April 11, 2016

TWO FREE PRINTABLES

I have taken a break from sorting papers and crossed eyes trying to focus on all these numbers just to get our tax receipts and papers in order...

Here are two free printable LISTS that you can save to your own computer after you open in a new window for you to use as needed...  All elements used for these are from Paulette at Create with TLC.

Hope you enjoy them.

We are still getting snow flurries and cold winds.  Although, I do look forward to some real signs of spring as of this week Thursday!



Thinking of SPRING FLOWERS!
RhondaSue
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Sunday, April 10, 2016

Free Printable 5x7 Cards

Hello...  The calendar says we are supposed to be enjoying SPRING and all the glory of warmer weather and sunshine, but all we are getting here at home is MORE SNOW!  The white stuff can seriously go away until later this year...  I am forever cold and shivering!

We have had some birds making their appearance, but not enough for me to think Spring is actually "just around the color".  So, I was inspired to make these printables using the colored bird images shared from Paulette at Create with TLC in two different clubs.  The image of the blue bird was shared in her Jan 2015 Club.  The other bird image and the paper fills are from the March 2016 CLUB.  The template is my own 5x7 Greeting Card template.

Please click on them to open them in their own window and save them to your own computer to print at your convenience.



THINK SPRING
THINK SUNSHINE
THINK WARM!

RhondaSue
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Saturday, March 19, 2016

MARCH TLC BLOG HOP

GOOD MORNING and HAPPY SPRING!

BEAUTIFUL WEEKEND
and
HAPPY DAYS!

I am so excited to be getting into Spring and
thinking about being outside and walking in
the woods and watching our neighbors garden
grow and flourish!

Using the image Paulette gave me to create a
printable for this blog hop was a bit more of a
challenge than I originally thought it would be.
BUT, all I could think of was a shopping list.
I need to make lists so I don't forget things and
this is the perfect way to do it.  These can be
for TO DO lists or for shopping items.

Just click to open them in a new window for
full size and then save to your own computer
for printing when you need help staying 
organized.





The free image Paulette is giving you at my stop
on this hop is here:  (open to save in your own
computer)

I also played a bit with the images in my graphics program.  I had fun creating transparent backgrounds and separating elements of each image to put them in different positions on the following layouts.  You may also snag these printables the same as above.... click to open to save to your own computer.







I sure hope you haven't missed any of the stops along this blog hop.  There will be free images to snag and creations to be inspired!  Please be sure to leave some love for each artist as well as Paulette for sharing so many wonderful freebies!

Desire at DOING LIFE
Hetty at CRAFT CHAOS
Ileana at SPARKLING PINK 
Lisa Lynn at CARD CREATIONS
Lynne at HER CRAFTINESS
Rhonda at CRAFTYMUMZ CREATIONS (U R HERE)
PAULETTE AT CREATE WITH TLC

HAPPY HOPPING EVERYONE!
RhondaSue

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Wednesday, March 16, 2016

CREATE WITH TLC BLOG HOP!

In honor of Spring
TlcCreations and the Tlc Design Team present....

A Spring Garden Blog Hop...

The hop will go live on Saturday, March 19th.
Stay tuned for time and the Hop list.

As always, lots of freebies for your garden along the way.

See you there~!
 RhondaSue
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FRIENDSHIP CARD freebie

I apologize for not getting this posted as soon as I made it.  With the traveling and our new grandbaby arriving on February 23rd, we have been VERY VERY BUSY!

The elements for this are from Create with TLC's monthly CLUB.


download
by clicking on the image below 

and it will open full size in a new window.
Then you can save it to your own computer
and print from there.





and remember:
~NO FRIENDSHIP IS AN ACCIDENT!~

~NO MAN IS A FAILURE IF HE HAS FRIENDS~

Have a blessed day!
RhondaSue

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Sunday, February 14, 2016

St. Patrick's Day Wishes/RAK

Another card to give as a RAK...
(Random Act of Kindness)

Credits:
green heart fill paper, wordart in frame, and heart element are all from Create with TLC.

Piano keyboard was in my saved files from the internet.

I have altered the colors of the original heart element as well as lightened the paper fill.  I also made the word art look like a sticker.  I do all of my digital art in Paint Shop Pro.

If you'd like to use this, please just save it to your own computer and print from there.


Thank you...
RhondaSue

SURVIVAL KIT FOR MOTHERHOOD

I know Mother's Day is in May,
but we are becoming grandparents
to #2 and #3 grandsons in MARCH!
So when I saw this today, I just HAD
to share it! 

 
Survival Kit for MOTHERHOOD


Bandaid:  To fix hurt feelings.

Tissue:  For drying little alligator tears.

Cotton Swab:  To clean out little ears -- for better listening.

Marble: For when you've lost your marbles.

Rubber Band:  To stretch you beyond your limits.

Sweet & Sour Tarts:   A reminder that the good comes with a little bad, but
the good overcomes!

Button:  A reminder to button the lips and count to 10 when angry.

Toothpick:  To pick out the good in trying situations.

Lifesaver:  For when you've had one of those days!

Flower: A reminder of how motherhood makes us shine.

Star:  A reminder of the dandelions little ones pick that mean more than a
lavish bouquet.

Glitter:  For a glimpse of how the world looks through a child's eyes.

Hug & Kiss: For the little ones -- to make everything all right!!

author and origination unknown

Survival Kit to WARD OFF THE BLUES

Survival Kit to 
Ward off the Blues

This kit contains all the ingredients needed for warding off the blues.
 Use it wisely and . . .Smile and be Happy


Eraser:  A reminder that we all make mistakes, but we can wipe the slate  clean.

Penny:   Save this and you will never be broke again.

Marble:  To keep you rolling along.

Rubber Band:  To keep you bouncing back and flexible.

Candle:  To light up the darkness.

Tissue:  To dry someone's tears, or your own so that you can see the tears of others.

Toothpick:  To pick out the good in others including yourself.

Cotton Ball:  For the rough roads ahead, seek the cushioned support of your  family and friends.

Confetti:  To add some sparkle to your life.

Lifesaver: To remind you of the many times others need your help and you  need theirs.

Polished Rock:    A reminder that all things help to polish us.

Rainbow:  A reminder that after every storm comes a rainbow.

Paper Clip:  To clip everything together when it falls apart.

A Hug & Kiss:  To remind you that someone cares about you!!

author and origination unknown

St. Patrick's Day Card... YOU ARE SPECIAL

Today is Valentine's Day
I hope you have a day full of
love and joy shared with that
"someone special"

Moving on to St. Patrick's Day
in my creative sparks.  I am a
member of a daily mailing to
my inbox that brings images for
all the holidays.  St Pat's is next
and I'm lovin' all the shamrocks
and green!!

The "YOU ARE SPECIAL"
wordart image is from May 2014
CLUB sends and the rest just
arrived in my inbox with this
months club goodies!

Check out HERE for how to get
images to your inbox to play with!

This share is a 5 x 7 greeting card.
Save it to your own computer by
opening in a new window and
saving that way.

THANK YOU...



SPREAD SOME LOVE

GIVE A RAK
(Random Act of Kindness)

HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY!
RhondaSue

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Valentine's Day topper

~Happy February to everyone!~ 

Such wonderful happy things to think
about and plan for February 14th!

LOVE
JOY, HEARTS
ROSES, CANDY
HUGS, ROMANCE
PASSION, KISSES
LOVE

Here is a topper I put together using elements
from Paulette at the Create with TLC blog.

The single image is an 8.5 x 11" image.
The one with four makes four toppers to
use on top of baggies you put treats into.




Here's to ROMANCE!
RhondaSue

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