Sunday, December 28, 2008

ORGANIZE whenever possible






















In my effort to organize myself more, I am going to be re-applying my templates for chores and lists. So I thought I'd repost them all here for you to snag and use as well... I hope there is something here that will help you...

SMUGGLES,
RhondaSue

Trying to find "normal"

It is December 28 already! That means the end of the last two months of trying to pull things together for our family as well as the end of 2008...well almost! But I am really missing my online friends and my create time plus my blogging time. I will be getting back to it all ASAP!!!!

We now have Dad living with us. The plan is if he is strong enough and able to travel in the future, he will be with us for 6 months and then go to California by Dave's brother for 6 months. What a retirement, eh? 6 months in Boca Raton, Florida and then 6 months in Pebble Beach, California?! WOW! Can't get much better than that I don't think! LOL! He has gotten stronger and his heart is back in sinus rhythm which is all GREAT! He is still needing to gain strength and some independence back though. We'll get there! The power of prayer is mighty and we are praying every day! We appreciate all of your support, notes, encouragement and prayers! Thank you to all of you for all of those...they do all help!

We hope you had a fantastic Christmas and felt the "reason for the season" in all you did! May 2009 bring everyone happiness, success, peace, love and joy!

HUGS TO EVERYONE!
RhondaSue

Friday, November 7, 2008

BUTTERFLY AWARD


I was blessed with another award today! THANK YOU so much!
I received it from CRAFTYMUG at:
http://craftythisandthat.blogspot.com/

The rules are the usual as most blog readers already know.

1. Put the logo on your blog
2. Add a link to the person who awarded you
3. Nominate 10 other blogs for this award
4. Add links to those blogs
5. Leave a message for your nominees on their blogs
6. Give a reason why you consider their blogs cool


I am going to have to procrastinate a bit on awarding this to 10 other blogs for a few weeks. I apologize for that, however, I don't have a choice... I am on my way out of town in a few hours and won't be home for several weeks. My FIL is currently in the hospital and will be released to go home IF and WHEN someone is there to take care of him 24/7. So, I am going to help my SIL get set up and comfortable with the job. I was a CNA for a while in Wisconsin so I do have some experience with this sort of thing. Plus he is my FIL and I'd do anything to help out. SO I am on my there. As soon as I get home again, I will share the love forward! If there is ever a chance while I'm on this trip to relax to do it, I will, however, I'm not counting on that as my FIL's home doesn't have an internet connection of any kind! OH MAN...withdrawals are starting already! LOL! I'll see you all when I get home! In the mean time, please to see Craftymugs site and enjoy all of her wonderful ideas, shares and creations!

SMUGGLES
RhondaSue


Thursday, November 6, 2008

SHARE THE LOVE


June from http://censloft.blogspot.com/ has given me an award.
I am so honored and so thrilled by this!
THANK YOU June!

The rules of the award are
1. The winner can put the logo on her blog.
2. Link the person you received your award from.
3. Nominate other blogs.
4. Put links of those blogs on yours.
5. Leave a message on the blogs of the girls you've nominated.
The blogs I'd like to nominate that I think have hearts are:


http://www.deliciousscraps.com/
http://thescrappincop.blogspot.com/
http://lisajostudio.blogspot.com/
http://bonscrapatitdesigns.blogspot.com/
http://debeedezines.blogspot.com/
http://kittzkreationz.blogspot.com/
http://flashgraphicscreations.blogspot.com
http://createwithtlc-createwithtlc.blogspot.com/


Every one of these creators shares tons of love every day in their blogs.
Stop by to visit them and feel the love! You won't regret it!

SMUGGLES
RhondaSue


Wednesday, November 5, 2008

CREATE WITH TLC CLUB

My online friend, Paulette, has a fantastic store with tons of great kits to buy. She also has a CLUB ... It is starting the next one on November 9th. The downloads are sent to your email inbox every day for a month. It is a fantastic deal and tons of great things to play with every day! Here is a sampling of what the last club brought us:



Go to her site and sign up for the next club...You WILL NOT regret it! And while you're there, scroll to the bottom of the page and snag her freebie posted there!

The link to her main site is:

http://www.freewebs.com/createwithtlc/

At the top you'll see the text links to the other pages of her store. Click on the DAILY DIGITAL text to be taken to the page for this club. While you're there, browse around. You'll find LOTS of great fun kits, elements and goodies! There are freebies scattered here and there in her store too. Keep your eye open for those!

Here is the freebie at the bottom of the DAILY DIGITAL page:




Sign up today so you don't miss out on her "PRE-CLUB GOODIES"...
SMUGGLES
RhondaSue

Friday, October 31, 2008

HALLOWEEN SCRAP LAYOUT for you to use


This kit was made using a mini kit made by:
Kristin Aagard Designs and can be found:

at Pickle Berry Pop, Gotta Pixel and Polka Dot Potato
and/or
www.digidelights.blogspot.com.
It is for 300ppi and 12x12 in size.

Thank you Kristin for sharing the kit with us!

DOWLOAD LINK:
http://www.4shared.com/file/69171464/95f36db2/KAargardkit_RSWlayout_08.html

NOTE: this is a new download link because the TOU from the original notepad file in the kit was incorrect with website links. So it has been changed and corrected now. I had to rezip the files and reupload the zip. Sorry for the confusion. If you already downloaded it, would you please take a minute to resnag this file so you get the correct TOU/CREDIT information. THANK YOU!

SMUGGLES,
RhondaSue

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

HALLOWEEN SCRAPBOOK LAYOUT






















This is 7x7 layout using the freebie kit called SPOOKY by Bel Vidotti.
Her website is: http://lafleurstuffs.blogspot.com/
Go check it out! She has lots of great goodies over there!


I created this for a challenge on CUFreebies site...
Link to that is on my sidebar.


I hope you like it. I had fun making it and the kit was very easy to work with!
THANK YOU TO BEL VIDOTTI!


download link for the png file is:



SMUGGLES,
RhondaSue

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Thanksgiving Seamless Fills



This share is 4 seamless tiles you can use in your creations as a floodfill as well as the 12x12 papers of the same fills. However, they are all only at 100PPI... They are great for craft projects or using for weblayouts, but if you want to print them, consider changing the ppi to at least 200 in your graphics program. My turkey shown here was made by using the tutorial here:
http://www.amandashome.com/tutturkey.html

This is my result of the tutorial:



Is everyone enjoying FALL WEATHER? We finally have some here in Florida. It is only in the 70s all week which for me is like heaven! So I'm having a spendid week. Only thing to make it better was if we were out raking all the leaves of gold, greens, reds, and yellows while wearing layers of fleece!

download link for the zip is:


SMUGGLES
RhondaSue

Todays inspirational thought

Lord, make me an instrument of Thy peace; where there is hatred, let me sow love; where there is injury, pardon; where there is doubt, faith; where there is despair, hope; where there is darkness, light; and where there is sadness, joy.

O Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled as to console; to be understood, as to understand; to be loved, as to love; for it is in giving that we receive, it is in pardoning that we are pardoned, and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life. --St. Francis of Assisi

101%

101%

From a strictly mathematical viewpoint:

What Equals 100%? What does it mean to give MORE than 100%?

Ever wonder about those people who say they are giving more than 100%?

We have all been in situations where someone wants you to GIVE OVER
100%.

How about ACHIEVING 101%?


What equals 100% in life?


Here's a little mathematical formula that might help answer these
questions:


If:

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z


Is represented as:

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26.


If:


H-A-R-D-W-O- R- K

8+1+18+4+23 + 15+18+11 = 98%


And:

K-N-O-W-L-E- D-G-E

11+14+15+23+ 12+5+4+7+ 5 = 96%


But:

A-T-T-I-T-U- D-E

1+20+20+9+20+ 21+4+5 = 100%
THEN, look how far the love of God will take you:


L-O-V-E- O-F-G-O-D

12+15+22+5+15+ 6+7+15+4 = 101%


Therefore, one can conclude with mathematical certainty that:

While Hard Work and Knowledge will get you close, and Attitude will
get you there, It's the Love of God that will put you over the top!

It's up to you if you share this with your friends & loved ones just
the way I did.


Have a nice day & God bless!

I received the FRIENDSHIP AROUND THE WORLD AWARD!


THANK YOU SO MUCH Debbie for considering my blog good enough for this award! I appreciate it very much! This award is called the "Proximidade Award" or the "Friendship Around The World Award". The award is meant to highlight blogs that are pleasing or special in some way and to extend the hand of friendship around the world. The rules are that once you receive this award, you must pass it on to eight other blogs.

You should stop by Debbie's blog at
http://digital-keepsakes.blogspot.com/
when you get a chance and check out her
awesome FREE QPs! You won't be dissapointed.

Now for the other eight blogs to share this growing ring of friendship with:


THANKS FROM ME TO YOU for each and everyone of you
having such big hearts and sharing so much generosity!

Please go visit these wonderful blogs and share some love with them
while you snag from their creative shares.

THANK YOU again to Debbie at Digital Keepsakes!
You're a great friend!

Sunday, October 26, 2008

HOW TO OBSERVE THANKSGIVING...

HOW TO OBSERVE THANKSGIVING...

Count your blessings instead of your crosses;
Count your gains instead of your losses.
Count your joys instead of your woes;
Count your friends instead of your foes.
Count your smiles instead of your tears;
Count your courage instead of your fears.
Count your full years instead of your lean;
Count your kind deeds instead of your mean.
Count your health instead of your wealth;
Count on God instead of yourself.
~unknown~

HISTORY of the wishbone

If you believe your wish will come true when you win the break in a
wishbone contest, then you're following in the footsteps of civilizations
dating back to the Etruscans, 322 B.C. And -- it started with a hen, not a
turkey.

In those days, when a man wanted an egg he waited for the hen to announce
the coming of her product. This made the animal mystical in that it could
tell the future -- and that led to what became known as the "hen oracles."

If you lived back then, and wanted to receive an answer to an important
question from these oracles, you would draw a circle on the ground and divide
it into the twenty-four letters of the alphabet. Grains of corn were placed
in each section, and the cock or hen was led into the circle and then set
free. It was believed that the fowl would spell out words or symbols by
picking up kernels of corn from the different sections. For example, the
first letter of a future husband's name would be the first kernel of corn
picked. After writing the message, the fowl was sacrificed to a special deity
and its collarbone was hung out to dry.

Then, you'd get to make a wish on the bone. Then two other people got a
chance to make a wish by snapping the dried bone in the same way we do now,
with each one pulling on an end. The person with the larger end of the bone
got the wish -- and it became known as a "lucky break."

The Romans brought the wishbone tradition with them when they conquered
England, and that's how we got it.

God's Gold

God's Gold

Oh, the glory of this autumn day,
When the trees unfold their gold!
Oh, how lifted is my spirit, Lord,
When such beauty I behold!
Like precious coins, each leaf holds on
Through sunshine, fog, or haze;
The memory of this rich display
Will warm my winter days.
~~author unknown to me~~

THANKSGIVING IDEAS

Print this poem on a pretty card or layout and give it attached to a Pumpkin Scented
candle for a gift this time of year. Makes a great hostess gift for your Thanksgiving
Dinner if you're going to another person's house!

Harvest Time at Home
When the pumpkin pie is cooling
and it's spicey scent is drifting,
may that cozy, comfty feeling be especially uplifting ...

When the table looks its best
and the turkey's in the oven,
may you have heaping blessings
of hugs and family lovin'!

May this pumpkin scented candle
light your way
to a heavenly harvest of blessings!

-author unknown

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Here's a cute poem for a baggie filled with jelly beans:

Colors of Thanksgiving

Orange is a pumpkin.
Yellow is the corn.
Brown is the turkey
With stuffing to adorn.
Red are the cranberries.
Green are the beans.
Five delicious colors
In a feast of my dreams.

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Thanksgiving Dinner Table Favor:

Corn
Wrap up 5 pieces of corn (or candy corn) in netting.
Print out the following verse on paper,
cut to size and attach to wrapped corn.
Tie with ribbon and put at each place setting at
Thanksgiving dinner.

The first kernel reminds us of the autumn beauty around us.
The second kernel reminds us of our love for each other.
The third kernel reminds us of God's love and care for us.
The fourth kernel reminds us of our friends.
The fifth kernel reminds us we are free people.

*I have made this with colored popcorn kernels.

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Here are a few HOME DECORATION ideas for FALL and/or Thanskgiving Time


~Brightly colored leaves nestled in a woven basket~
~Pumpkins, gourds, dried corn and acorns~
~Bowls of nuts with nut cracker~
~Baskets or bowls filled with apples and pears~
~Stacked magazines tied with raffia~
~Pinecones in decorative buckets or baskets~
~Eucalyptus swags~
~Dried flowers in canning jars or vases~
~Birdhouses~
~Pussywillow branches and cattails~
~Quilts and throws~
~Simmering potpourri~
~Candles and/or oil lamps~


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Saturday, October 25, 2008

Standardized TOU Initiative ???














In my surfing last night, I came across this link/site and find it all very interesting. But I am wondering what everyone "out there" thinks of it because this is the first time I've seen or heard of it and I just happened to come across it by accident I guess you could say. I know on a blog, it is not easy to get discussion groups going at all, but maybe if you see this and want to discuss it or share it, you can start a discussion within whatever groups or sites you do frequent and maybe more will come to have knowledge of it then. This is intriguing to me, but I'm not stating right now if I agree yet or not... But I am seriously giving it thought!


http://dsd-professionals.com/stoui

I'd love to know what more of you think! RhondaSue

THANKSGIVING PLACECARDS













Two more Thanksgiving Day ideas to make your dinner table complete. Decorate these place cards and cut out round the hat or the turkey feathers but fold on each side of the hat/turkey to make the hat/tails pop up. You can laminate them if you want to save them to use from year to year. NOTE: Turkey cards are already decorated. Fingerprint cards need your touch!




Snag these printables
Thumbprint Faces
Multicolored Turkeys



THANKSGIVING TURKEY TEMPLATES











On Sunday, Sept 14, 2008, I posted these as well. But now we are closer to Thanksgiving and I thought I should repost them so those of you that are NOW in the mood for TURKEY DAY can snag these templates.






Download link is here

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Our Kids in 2007...


Just put together this scrap page. The layout itself was done on a yahoo group I'm in and she shared it with me... I only put in the pics of the kids and the date... I think it looks pretty darn good! But this was last year and SO MUCH has happened in this year! WOW!!!!!!

SMUGGLES,
RhondaSue

More Halloween Printables




I promised a few more Halloween Printables...Here they are folks! I hope you like them!
SMUGGLES,
RhondaSue

download here:
link removed

Thursday, October 16, 2008

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SMUGGLES
RhondaSue

CandeeCorn Templates for Halloween


I had promised a whole set of CandeeCorn themed templates for Halloween. I apologize for them being so late in getting here. Time is not my own any more and it has been one thing after another around here. Then to top it off, my youngest only had half a day of school today, so then a she and a friend were here all afternoon ... We all enjoyed a good playtime in the pool!

This zip file ONLY has jpg files in it. I am not sure what I was thinking when I did all of it, but I didn't save it as png or psp so all I can share are jpgs. But I did test them all in PSP7 and all the jpgs work fine. Lines are clear and able to select if your tolerance is set correctly. It was fun making these and I sure hope you have fun decorating them into completed projects!

This is also going to be my last Halloween Post... I am going to focus on Thanksgiving now for a few weeks. Then we get into Christmas. That is my most favorite holiday for many reasons! Jesus is the Reason for the Season is the primary one...but it is also so fun to see happiness in kids faces and share the joy of it all with everyone!

Here is the download:  LINK REMOVED



SMUGGLES TO ALL....
RhondaSue

Halloween TAGS

Halloween TAGS
You could give these individually or give gifts for the 13 Days of Halloween. Or some of these TAGS could be attached to any item that is orange.

~Brew yourself a Halloween Spell ( attach tag to a large black or orange sack filled with the ingredients to make homemade rootbeer.)

~Hope you have a bootiful Halloween ( attach to a bouquet of wildflowers)

~Hey Tootsie: Hope your Halloween is rolled up in fun! ( attach to a basket filled with tootsie rolls)

~Best "witches" for a spooky Halloween (attach to a black sack with goodies)

~A phantom hopes your Halloween is really delicious ( attach to a basket of red delicious apples or a plate of carmeled apples)

~Make no bones about it - I hope your Halloween is scary! (attach to skeleton candy or skeleton bones)

~Have a totally tubular Halloween ( attach to a painted tube ( orange & black) and fill tube with goodies)

~A bite of something good to velcome you home from a vatchful vampire ( attach to any vampire related idea)

~let me be quite frank... I hope your Halloween is monstrously fun!! (attach to anything monster related, green, Halloween item, or how about the frankie claypot?)

~Just poppin by with a corny Halloween Hi ( attach to a bag of popcorn or popcorn balls)

~Witches brew just for you from: a secret spook ( attach to a liter bottle of rootbeer, or how about witches brew)

~From a spook who thins you are special ( attach to a orange sheet of paper and write a letter to your secret person and tell them the the things you really admire about them. Roll it up and tie it with ribbon)

~Morsels from your mysterious messenger ( attach to a plate of toll house cookies)

~To lift your spirits this Halloween! ( attach to a large bouquet of orange and black balloons)

~a treat for you from the ghost with the most! (attach to some Halloween cookies or a basket of oranges)

~Your are bound to have a Terrific Halloween (attach to mummy stuff)

~soak you bones from: a secret spook ( attach to a bottle of bubble bath)
original source/author unknown

Halloween Treat Bag

Halloween Treat Bag


For each bag you need:

a brown paper lunch bag
novelty glasses with nose, eyebrows, and moustach (Groucho Marks kind)
hole punch
decorating stuff: could be stamps, demensional paint, markers etc.

To make:
1. Use paint or markers to write "Halloween Kit" on front of flattened bag. Use black pen to write "A COSTUME AND A TREAT!" on bag and draw arrow pointed up.
2. Place gift or candy in bag.
3. Fold top of bag about 2" to front. Punch a hole close to top at each side of bag. Insert earpieces of novelty glasses through holes and fold them at the bag.


This makes the cutest, fun treat bag. Everyone always loves them.
Happy Halloween!

HALLOWEEN RECIPES

Witch's Warty Fingers

Ingredients:
crunchy pretzel sticks
Vanilla frosting
chocolate sprinkles

Put frosting on pretzel sticks and sprinkle sprinkles on.
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Witchy Treats

On a cookie sheet freeze place full, round scoops of lime sherbet. Freeze.
When ready to decorate and serve, place a sugar cone on each scoop of
sherbet. (The Hat) Poke short pieces of shoestring black licorice for hair
up under the hat. Use small orange candies for the eyes, and a cashew for
a crooked nose. You can eat the melting creations right away or refreeze
before serving.
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Blue Witch's Brew
Serving Size: 4

2 1/2 cups fresh or frozen, thawed blueberries
1 1/4 cups apple juice
1 cup vanilla ice cream
1/4 cup milk
3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon

In a blender whirl blueberries, apple juice, ice
cream, milk and cinnamon until smooth.
Serve immediately.
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Witches Stew
On the first day of October, bring in a large, black pot that resembles a
witches' pot.
Inside the pot there is a slip of paper that reads: "I am the Witch of the
West and I am out gathering ingredients for our Halloween stew." On
designated days, place the bags containing ingredients in the pot. The
ingredients should be placed in a pot, inside a plastic bag so that no
smell escaped. Have appropriate names printed on the outside of the bag. On
Halloween, empty all the bags and stir the brew.

1 C. Blood Drops - Red Hots
1 C. Owl Eyes - Peanuts
1 C. Cats Eyes - Peanut M&Ms
1 C. Chicken Toenails - Corn Candy
1 C. Colored Flies - M&Ms
1 C. Butterfly Wings - Fritos
1 C. Earthworms - Corn Curls
1 C. Cat Claws - Sunflower Seeds
1 C. Ants - Raisins
1 C. Snake Eyes - Chocolate Chips
1 C. Cobwebs - Triscuits
1 C. Lizard Gizzards - Shoestring Potatoes
1 C. Bat Bones - Pretzels
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WITCHES HATS
Ingredients: Fudge striped cookies Hershey kisses
Orange decorator icing. Turn cookies upside down so
that the chocolate side is up. Use the orange icing to
pipe around the hole in the center of each cookie.
Place an unwrapped Kiss on the icing circle. Finish by
piping around the base of the Kiss and drawing a
little bow.

You've been WITCH KISSED

~ ~ You've been WITCH KISSED ~ ~

OHHH NOOO!!

There are witches in my mailbox.
What am I to do?
I found them there this morning,
doing things they shouldn't do!!
How the witches got there,
I haven't got a clue.
But they won't be there much longer
because I'm sending them to
YOU!!!!!!
You've been Witch Kissed!
Before the warts begin to spread,
pass the kisses on instead!
HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!!

-author unknown

Attach poem to a baggie of hershey kisses

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

"Friendship Around the World Award"


I received an award from BEACHKID DESIGNS!
I'm honored! THANK YOU SO MUCH!

You can visit her blog here:
http://beachkid-designs.blogspot.com/

This award is called the "ProximidadeAward" or "Friendship Around The World Award". Originally this award was written in spanish, but it translates to highlight blogs that are pleasing or special in some way, and also to extend the hand of friendship around the world. And now I have to pass this award on to 8 blogs.

I am passing it on to:

http://kittzkreationz.blogspot.com/
http://www.loves2scrap.blogspot.com/
http://craftythisandthat.blogspot.com/
http://scrap-sn.blogspot.com/
http://creativedelusionzscraps.blogspot.com/
http://sabresquillandparchment.blogspot.com/
http://sentimentalstyle.blogspot.com/
http://createwithtlc-createwithtlc.blogspot.com/

THANK YOU to all the above creators for all the love they pour into their creations and then so freely share with all of us!

SMUGGLES,
RhondaSue

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

HALLOWEEN CONE to print and assemble to fill


This was fun to make...
All credits are on the file. Just click on the file and it will open to a larger screen where you can right click and SAVE AS... ENJOY!
SMUGGLES
RhondaSue

HALLOWEEN CANDY POUCHES CRAFT

Halloween Candy Pouches

(could be used for other occasions, just change stamp design and
wool color)

Items needed:
- Coffee filter (white)
- Iron
- Hole punch
- Knitting wool, orange or black
- Small rubber Halloween stamps
- Small bead with hole big enough accommodate wool for
drawstring.
- Candy

First, Iron the coffee filter flat.

Fold in quarters, then using hole punch, punch holes around the
edge of the filter so you can run some knitting wool through.

Use small rubber stamps on each quarter of coffee filter, stamp
a design, i.e. Happy Halloween, BOO, etc.

Tip: When stamping, be sure to stamp so that the design is
facing the right direction when drawstring is added.

Run the wool through the holes and weave through filter, add the
bead to the wool and knot and pull drawstring to form pouch.

Add candy. Best of all it's Cheap!

FROM ON PUMPKIN TO ANOTHER

A lady recently being baptized was asked by a co-worker what it was like to be a Christian. She replied, 'It's like being a pumpkin.' God picks you from the patch, brings you in, and washes all the dirt off you may have gotten from the other pumpkins. Then he cuts the top, scoops out all the yucky stuff. He removes the seeds of doubt, hate and greed, etc. Then He carves you a new smiling face and puts His light inside of you to shine for all the world to see.

Passed on to me from another pumpkin. Now you pass it on to all the pumpkins YOU know.

BOO BREW

Boo Brew idea and poem


Put mini marshmallows in a baggie and tie top with curling ribbon. Punch a hole in marshmallow label and tie onto marshmallows. Curl ribbons.

Put hot chocolate and marshmallows in a Halloween cup along with a cinnamon stick or hard candy stick. Add poem.

Sit cup in the center of a large piece of cellophane or plastic wrap. Pull it up around the cup and tie with raffia or curling ribbon.


Boo Brew
©2000 by Shirley Thomas
@ CraftSayings.com

After a hard night of booing
A good ghost mummy
Always starts a pot brewing
That's good for the tummy.

Add the special concoction
to the ghost drops in a cup.
Fill with boiling hot water
and use the broomstick to stir up.

It's better from the cauldron
But this is the quick brew
And on a nippy autumn night
It will quickly warm up you!

or another version:

After a hard night of booing
A good mummy ghost
Serves up a hot cup of boo brew.
So you her little booooo-ster--
Will be quickly warmed up soon!
©birdiekity Oct-2002

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Scarecrow Frames


These are 200ppi and print up fantastic for scrapping those fall pictures. The elements used on them are from Paulette at: http://www.freewebs.com/createwithtlc/index.htm .

The zip file you will download includes a file for PSP7, a .png file as well as a .jpg file. The download link REMOVED

ENJOY and don't forget to check out Paulette's store/blog and forum!
SMUGGLES,
RhondaSue

Monday, October 6, 2008

You've Been Boo-d!

You've Been Boo-d!

Make 2 treats and two "BOO" signs then

secretly deliver to 2 neighbors,
along with this poem.


The air is cool, the season fall
Soon Halloween will come to all

The spooks are after things to do
In fact, a spook brought this to you

"BOO" is a shield, from witching hour
Just hang it up and watch its power

On your front door is where it works
It wards off spooks and scary jerks

The treat, that came with crypted note
are yours to keep, enjoy them both

The power comes when friends like you
will copy this, and make it TWO

Then others here among our friends
will give warm fuzzies that will not end

We'll all have smiles upon our face
No one will know who "BOO"ed whose place

Just one short day to work your spell
or a big ZAP will strike your tail

And don't forget a nifty treat
like something cute or something sweet

Please join the fun, let's really hear it
and spread some "BOO"s and Halloween spirit!

-Author Unknown





Directions:
1) Enjoy your treat

2) Place your BOO on your front door

3) Now you have 24 hours to copy this twice,
make 2 treats
and two BOO's
and secretly deliver to 2 neighbors who

do not have a BOO on their front doors.

4) Then watch how far this spreads by Halloween

Halloween Bat Treats

Bat Kisses

I met a cute little bat on Halloween night
But he was nice, didn’t give me a fright
Instead he gave me a sweet little kiss
And it tasted chocolaty just like this
Before he flew off he asked me nice
To share his kisses once or twice
And so I offer you little Bat Kisses
And all my best Halloween wishes
Happy Halloween!
written by LisajoWolff 2003

~ Attach this to a small baggie of Chocolate Kisses candies
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BAT POOP
chocolate covered raisins

As I was out on Halloween Night
I saw above me bats in flight
At the bats I began to look
And felt a crunch underfoot
I began to search around
And found this bat poop on the ground
I decided to try this unusual treat
And found it tastes chocolatey sweet
So I thought I would share a scoop
Of the infamous BAT POOP!!!
by Paulette
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Bat Wing Stew

mini marshmallows--ghosts noses
pretzel sticks--bat bones
candy corn--bird beaks
cheerios--eye sockets
chocolate chips--bat droppings
gummy worms--worms
raisins--shrivelled eye balls
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Batty Pizza

Adults do the first part, then kids can help.

1. Adults only: Use a sharp knife to cut a Pita pocket bread in half.

2. Make a zigzag pattern on the bottom edge of each half to form bat wings.

3. Place on a baking sheet. Spread tomato sauce over the bread and top with shredded mozzarella cheese and sliced black and green olives.

4. Place in a 400°F oven and bake until the cheese melts.

5. To assemble the bat, place the wings side by side on a plate and add an extra piece of Pita bread to form the head.
Don't forget the black olive eyes.
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"batwiches"
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1 can white tuna packed in water, well drained
1/2 c. plain low fat yogurt OR mayo
1/2 tsp. dried basil
1/2 c. shelled sunflower seeds
16 thin slices of pumpernickel bread

In a med. bowl, mix tuna, yogurt (or mayo), basil and sunflower seeds
until well blended. Cover and chill until ready to use.

Cut off crusts from bread. Using a bat shaped cookie cutter, cut out
shape from each slice.

Spread 8 cut out slices with tuna mixture; top with remaining slices.
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All of the ideas I share are ones that I've saved over the MANY years of collecting fun tidbits to use at my own parties or events or just for our own family fun. I hope you can make use of some of the fun ideas too!

SMUGGLES,
RhondaSue

Apple Cider Mix

Apple Cider Mix

2 cups sugar
2 tsp. ground cinnamon
1 tsp. ground cloves
1 1/2 tsp. ground allspice
1/2 tsp. ground mace
1/4 tsp. ground nutmeg

For Spiced Apple Cider/juice:

Heat 8 oz. apple cider/juice or dry red wine but do not boil.
Stir in 2 tsp apple cider spice mix until sugar dissolves.

THE TWELVE HOUSES OF HALLOWEEN

THE TWELVE HOUSES OF HALLOWEEN

At the first house on Halloween my neighbor gave to me... a large piece of chocolate taffy

At the second house on Halloween my neighbor gave to me... two lollipops and a large piece of chocolate taffy

At the third house on Halloween my neighbor gave to me... three pralines, two lollipops, and large piece of chocolate taffy

At the fourth house on Halloween my neighbor gave to me... four peppermints, three pralines, two lollipops and large piece of chocolate taffy

At the fifth house on Halloween my neighbor gave to me... FIVE POPCORN
BALLS!!! Four peppermints, three pralines, two lollipops and a large piece of chocolate taffy

At the sixth house on Halloween my neighbor gave to me... six peanut
clusters, FIVE POPCORN BALLS!!! Four peppermints, three pralines, two
lollipops and a large piece of chocolate taffy

At the seventh house on Halloween my neighbor gave to me... seven candied apples, six peanut clusters, FIVE POPCORN BALLS!!! Four peppermints, three pralines, two lollipops and a large piece of chocolate taffy

At the eighth house on Halloween my neighbor gave to me... eight chewy
caramels, seven candied apples, six peanut clusters, FIVE POPCORN BALLS!!! Four peppermints, three pralines, two lollipops and a large piece of chocolate taffy

At the ninth house on Halloween my neighbor gave to me... nine orange
gumdrops, eight chewy caramels, seven candied apples, six peanut clusters, FIVE POPCORN BALLS!!! Four peppermints, three pralines, two lollipops and a large piece of chocolate taffy

At the tenth house on Halloween my neighbor gave to me... ten shiny pennies, nine orange gumdrops, eight chewy caramels, seven candied apples, six peanut clusters, FIVE POPCORN BALLS!!! Four peppermints, three pralines, two lollipops and a large piece of chocolate taffy

At the eleventh house on Halloween my neighbor gave to me...
eleven creamy nougats, ten shiny pennies, nine orange gumdrops, eight chewy caramels, seven candied apples, six peanut clusters, FIVE POPCORN BALLS!!! Four peppermints, three pralines, two lollipops and a large piece of chocolate taffy

At the twelfth house on Halloween my neighbor gave to me... twelve cherry bonbons, eleven creamy nougats, ten shiny pennies, nine orange gumdrops, eight chewy caramels, seven candied apples, six peanut clusters, FIVE POPCORN BALLS!!! Four peppermints, three pralines, two lollipops and a large piece of chocolate taffy!

Angel Saying for October 6 2008


A very dear friend of mine for years moved to Florida not long ago and we got to meet finally! It is great to connect with someone like that. But she has been making "ANGEL SAYINGS" for years. It is all meant to be uplifting and encouraging no matter what struggle you're facing or what issue seems insurmountable... Over the years of receiving and collecting them, many of them have "hit home" for me personally and todays is one of those so I thought I'd share it here with you. Her name is Patty...

THANK YOU PATTY for all the support and encouragement over the years in all aspects of life!
SMUGGLES
RhondaSue

Friday, October 3, 2008

WOW how time flies!

I am shocked to realize it is already October 3! 2008 seems to be going be in the blink of an eye.

I am working on some more candeecorn templates as well as a few other fall goodies. I'll get more posted over the weekend and into next week. THEN I am going to focus on Thanksgiving for a week or two and then work on Christmas! I am so excited..... This is my favorite time of year to get creative!

I am also going to be posting "ideas", recipes, and craft ideas for each of the holiday themes as well. I have a world of goodies hidden away in my files just begging to be let out to good homes that will like to use them! So come back soon... There will be lots of goodies to come!

HAPPY FALL EVERYONE!
SMUGGLES...
RhondaSue


PS...for those that don't know, SMUGGLES means hugs with smiles all around! MAKE TODAY COUNT and remember to not go to bed tonight before you think of at least 5 things from your day to be grateful for and then tell everyone you love that they count!

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Mini Candybar Holder Cards


These are fun candy cards for you to attach (using double sided tape) the candy of your choice to and hand out on Trick Or Treating night/afternoon or for those classroom parties. They are great for your grandkids, neighbors, friends, coworkers, anyone you want to give a little something to. What you see here is reduced in size and quality for preview purposes only. The zip file includes a PNG, JPG and PSP7 file. They are all in 200DPI for better quality printing.



HAPPY HAUNTING............. RhondaSue






CREDITS:
The template was created by Lori Strangman of Autumn Creations
The elements used were created by Paulette of http://www.freewebs.com/createwithtlc/
The layout was created by me
http://craftymumzcreations.blogspot.com/


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Monday, September 29, 2008

CandeeCorn Template 1


I try to come up with a different theme every year for a "set" of templates that can be used for a variety of projects. This year, I chose the CandeeCorn concept. The first one I'm sharing is for a sucker cover. The directions are on the file and the zip you will download includes the .png, .psp for version 7, and .jpg files. There will be a lot more coming with this theme so watch for the updates. I will post last years themed ones soon. They are more for fall/thanksgiving, not so much for Halloween. Again, any questions, feel free to ask...

HAPPY FALL!
RhondaSue



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another FLUTTERBY example


This one was done by an online friend ... Dee Sebree... She graciously allowed me to share it with you as well. ENJOY!

It is a .png file....

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THANK YOU, Dee!!

HUGS
RhondaSue

FLUTTERBY EXAMPLES



Paulette from Create with TLC used my flutterby template to create some to match her fall tree she posted on her blog. You can grab her flutterbys from this link:  removed


and you can grab her fall tree from this link posted on Monday, Sept 22, 2008:
http://createwithtlc-createwithtlc.blogspot.com/

Thank you Paulette for sharing them with us!
RhondaSue

Monday, September 22, 2008

COMMERCIAL USE FLUTTERBY



I see a lot of beautiful scripts and actions that are being used all over and I really wish PSP7 did them. But I have not learned them yet and really do want to learn, but I need the program that will do it. So until then, I play with basic shapes and do what I can with those. This butterfly is created from inspiration of a script I saw being shared in a group. So I am hoping there are others out there that still need basic shapes to decorate and embellish the more "old fashioned" way. This is basically a bit larger than a 5x7 size image. You can embellish it anyway you choose as well as change its size to fit your project. Feedback is always welcome so I can learn as I go. Thank you!


RhondaSue




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Sunday, September 14, 2008

GOBBLE GOBBLE Templates



Is anyone thinking about Thanksgiving yet? I know Halloween is first, but Turkey Day is just around that next corner and comes faster every year! This is a set of TURKEY THEME templates I made and had a blast using the first year I had them. I hope you have as much fun with them as I did.

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ENJOY
RhondaSue

Friday, September 12, 2008

HALLOWEEN HOT DOG HOLDERS TO PRINT



















These are hot dog holders to print and use for your Halloween dinner. The template is made by Fran and the elements are from Create with TLC.

RhondaSue

HALLOWEEN BUTTONS

















These are three buttons I made following a tut last year. The Halloween butterfly element is from Create with TLC...

ENJOY...
RhondaSue

HALLOWEEN PIXIE STICK HOLDER


This is perfect for holding Pixie Sticks for your special trick or treaters!

Fill and elements from Create with TLC...

ENJOY!
RhondaSue

HALLOWEEN GREETING CARD


Is everyone getting ready for Halloween yet? I know it is still September, but Halloween is just around the corner! Here is a card you can print and use to send to ANYONE you want...

Credits are on the file
HUGS TO EVERYONE...
RhondaSue