Friday, November 16, 2012


YAY!! Another great challenge! I have a wonderful friend that LOVES snowmen! I played around with the Enjoy the Seasons Imagine cartridge and came up with a card and I also decorated a bag to coordinate. For the fringe paper in the bag, I had this big idea of cutting cardstock into strips and putting them through the crimper! I still had to fold all the individual strips (with help from my daughter) but I love how it turned out! Below are some views of the card and gift bag. Hope you like it too!! Thanks for stopping by!!!

Saturday, November 10, 2012


WOW!!! I haven't been on here for a while! Didn't realize how many weeks had passed, just haven't been making cards much lately. Oh well, now I'm ready to share and enter some challenges! Here is the one I made today with the Thanksgiving theme. Used the Thanksgiving cartridge and the Imagine to color the items to cut....I like how it turned out! Hope you do too!
The Challenges I'm entering: CardzTV Broken Box Stock DLART Paper Playtime Card makin mamas

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Cardz TV Challenge #16 & Other New Challenges

It's been a long time......but I wanted to join the fun at CARDZTV Challenge #16 with Boos and Buttons! Also, I have some new to me blogs I'm posting my card to as well. I recently got the Create a Critter 2 cartridge and made several of the Halloween critters and words! It was fun and I decided to use one for the new challenge. I had some Halloween paper from last year and used those for the card, some black dotted Washi tape and little black buttons I had in my stash. I like how it turned out! Hope you do as well!! Below are a couple of pictures of the front and one of the inside:

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Heard about a Christian radio station talking about forever.....asking listeners to describe how long that was for them. Some said for 1/2 hour kids have to wait after eating to go swimming or waiting for job offer after a great interview....then a mother called in, she said waiting for blood test results for her child that has stage 4 cancer to know if the chemo is working. Talk about a tear jerker!! The radio host was talking to her and all of a sudden he started to pray...for God's healing, His grace for the waiting and thanking Him that He was bigger than cancer.....needless to say even typing this makes the tears flow. And I thought I had, sciatica and a number of household repairs...nothing really compared to what this dear woman is going through. Since I heard this, I have had a prayer in my heart for God to heal her 23 year old son, to help them financially, to relieve his pain through the chemo treatments and to supply their needs as they make this journey. And humbly for me to be thankful for His goodness and mercy in my life. Please pray for this family! Rebecca

Thursday, July 26, 2012

CardzTV Challenge

Here is my daughter and my idea for the challenge! Decided to use scrap paper and not traditional how it turned out!
Hope you enjoy and thanks for looking!

Sunday, July 1, 2012

The first day of a new month!!! Only 20 more days until my daughter turns 33.....hard to believe! Seems like only a couple of months ago I was bringing her home from the hospital. My how time flies!!! I'm hoping to get back to creating more this month, have a couple of projects I want to do and post. Just have a few things to work out how to put it all together. Maybe I'll be able to be involved with some more challenges this month...that always feels fun and exciting to actually post something for others to see. I still feel so 'green' from an experience level and it actually scares me to post my cards. There are so many talented and wonderful crafters out there....I just feel so inferior with what I come up with, but I'm getting bolder!! Maybe some day I can actually be on a design team....that would be the ultimate!!! Wish I had more inspiration, watching other's videos I just am amazed at what they do....makes it all look so simple!!! Oh well.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Si's Retirement Card

This week we will be saying "sail on" to our good friend and coworker as he is retiring. He is THE nicest man, a TRUE Southern Gentleman!! He will be greatly missed by so many! Tomorrow night our department will be having a cookout at a nice Country Club in the area to send him to speak. He has a sail boat and one of the things he has planned to do is get on his boat with his wife, Kathleen, and sail up and down the Eastern Coast. WOW! Exciting! I made him a card using a sail boat, but I also incorporated all the major NC college colors in the card as well....Si is a college sports follower. The sun is Gold and Black for Wake Forest; the sentiment is Red and White for NC State; the boat is Dark Blue for Duke and the water is Carolina Blue for UNC-Chapel Hill! I think he will get a kick out of it, plus the boat is patriotic Blue boat, White Sails and Red flag! He is such a wonderful person, he will sorely be missed!!! Happy Retirement, Si!! God Bless! Here is a picture of the card: The sail boat is from Life's a Beach Cricut Cartridge. The clouds are from Create a Critter Cricut Cartridge. The sun is a 1 inch circle punch, the 'rays' are lines drawn with a gel pen and the sweet face is from Peachy Keen stamps. The string is the friendship string from WalMart. The wavy water made with a Fiskars punch. The sentiment is printed from the computer and attached to a red piece of cardstock scrap. The S K on the boat is for Si and Kathleen!

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Happy Memorial Day!

This streamline stuff is for the birds!! Speaking of birds......a friend gave me a hummingbird feeder for my birthday last fall! I love hummingbirds!!! Over the weekend I saw at least one hummingbird and today there were TWO!!! Such joy and peace watching them!! I look forward to seeing them every day now!!! Put out fresh nectar tonight, hope it doesn't rain tomorrow evening so I can sit on the deck and watch their goings and comings!! I hope there is a nest and more will show up before too long. Haven't been too motivated lately for cards.....can't seem to get my creativity working!!!! Don't know what is wrong with me. Guess there has been too much other stuff crowding my mind these days!!! Have roof damage and need to get a new roof! UGH!!! Just hate dealing with this stuff alone.....such is my life! Oh well! Good night all...hoping to be able to get back on tract soon!

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Half way through the week!! YAY!!!! Tonight my daughter and I went through our paper pads and loose 12 X 12 papers and picked out a BUNCH of pages to donate to a local church that has started a 'craft room' for their children's ministry. WOW! We made a huge dent in our stash...but are still so blessed with our supply! We tried to think of all the seasons, holidays and just fun pages of big circles! I hope they can use them, I'm taking to a co-worker tomorrow and surprise her with all the pages! It felt good to share and feel like we are encouraging a local ministry to keep up the good work! Lots of the children are from broken homes or have damaged relationships, so being creative and using their imagination hopefully will brighten their days! Have a good rest of the week, and God Bless! Rebecca

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Cardz TV Challenge #8

Pink, Blue, Yellow and about a CHALLENGE???!!! But I did find some scrap paper with those colors and came up with a couple of Mother's Day Cards. I just recently got the Cricut cartridge A Child's Year and LOVE IT!! I had fun looking, thinking and putting these two cards together. The paper had birds and flowers with packages so I found this adorable little girl with both and like the way it came together.
I love glitter a little glitter pen happy on this one, but I LIKE it!! Hope you do, too!
I like the little flowers on this one, seems to make it so sweet. The little pearls add so much as well. I hope you enjoy! Again, God Bless and have a wonderful week!!

Cricut Cardz Challenge #106

Well, been a while since I've posted. Been busy with house projects, but wanted to get back to challenges and getting back to creating!! Feel sort of slow, but have enjoyed seeing all Mary's videos and the Design Team's inspiration. Thanks to all for your constant attention to your craft and encouraging people like me to do something different on a new level. This is from Enjoy the Seasons Imagine cartridge and paper from my huge scrap piles. :-) I like how it turned out, hope you do, too!
Have a great Week!! God Bless!

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Cardz TV Design Team Challenge #7

Loved making this Easter card! I had really cleaned and organized in my craft room and used scraps for this card! It was fun putting it together. Simply Charmed little bunny and carrots for the sketch was fun to try! So many beautiful cards from the Design Team for inspiration! Have two little Great-great nieces (ages 6 & 4) coming to spend time with me this week and we are going to make Easter Cards for them to take home for their Nena (what they call their Grandma)I can't wait for the fun to begin!

Cardz TV Challenge #104

Here is my GREEN card! Loved making it, used Simply Charmed cartridge and a small stamp I had gotten at Michaels. Used new leaf punch to put under the circle. I like how it all turned out! Thanks for the challenge! Been busy lately and haven't had time to myself to make anything! What a nice treat!!

Saturday, February 18, 2012

CardzTV Challenge #102

I have a couple of pictures for the challenge....had fun with my new Spectrum Noir pens!!! Found some free digi-stamps and played!!! Here is what I came up with!
First picture of little girl on the grass:


Second picture of birthday card....purple, MY favorite!!

Den pictures

Den & hall pictures after we painted 2 weeks ago...I LOVE how it turned out! Several pictures, but it's a big room! :-)

Friday, February 17, 2012


Can't believe it is nearly the end of February and I haven't updated anything all month!!! I have some pictures to update on my blog....will try to get those up soon!!
We painted the den....turned out beautiful!!! Will post a couple of those as well!!

Sunday, January 29, 2012

CardzTV Challenge

A Masculine Card...well this is what I came up with....I used "It's a Guy Thing" paper stack paper and the Handy Man Lite Cartridge for the drill. Can be any kind of occasion...Happy Birthday, Thank You, Thinking of you....etc.

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Card & matching Bag

I have a sweet friend that is having a birthday tomorrow! I made her a special card and a matching gift bag....used 2 sheets of cardstock, ran through the shredder and then folded in an accordian shape to form the filler for the top of the bag. Turned out really cute! Since it is January, I used a snowman and Garnet rhinestones for the buttons going down the front of the snowman on both the card and bag since Garnet is the birthstone for this month. I hope she likes it and the gift!! I will try to post pictures soon!
Happy last week of January!

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

New Week!

Tried a couple of challenges.....need to get the creativity flowing! Feel like I need to start getting the inventory built up! Just can't seem to get motivated......

Friday, January 13, 2012

Diaper cake & basket car seat

Up last night until after midnight making final touches to the baby shower items. Boy, was I tired today! We looked up the registry for the new mama and used Create a Critter for most of the baby animals to decorate the diaper cake. My daughter used items collected from people at work for the baby and came up with the idea to use them to design a Car seat using a basket. Used onsies for the canopy and ribbon to make a harness for the doll...all in all it turned out really cute! And everything was a hit at the surprise baby shower! Here are the pictures:

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Mojo Monday Challenge 223

Here is my entry for the challenge this week. Went through all the scraps I have and this is what I came up with!

Sunday, January 8, 2012

First Challenge for 2012

Here is the Diaper cake and card for the Baby shower at work!!!

Using the card for Mojo Monday Challenge


Well we have a couple of prototype baby shower invitations done....still a couple of ideas to work out. On top of that....we have a diaper cake to create. And I am having pain in my hip and upper thigh....can hardly walk at times! Meds to ease the pain make me so sleepy...I was worthless today. Ready for relief and living a normal life!

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Baby Shower Invitations

Had a request today for Baby Shower Invitations.....we are working on some samples...will post pictures as we go along! Hopefully our first big order of 2012!! Maybe this year will be the start of a whole new opportunity for "Handmade by R & B"!!! We ask you, Lord, to lead us in the path You have planned for us! Thank You, Father for Your love and ever faithfulness to provide and encourage when times get tough!! We truly are so blessed!!

Wednesday, January 4, 2012


Back to the 'real world' work! It is cold cold cold here, I came home and put on a pot of Taco Soup....smells YUMMY! A good night for good yummy soup! I hope to have some cards to post soon! Can't wait to share my ideas! Hope this year will bring me more creativity and our business will take off and help us supplement our 'habit' of making cards. Here is the most recent Thank you card:
Next is pictures of Christmas decorations...especially the mantel:

Sunday, January 1, 2012


A new year...I hope to be more diligent to keep up with my blog and post pics of items I've made! The craft room is basically done...a few shelves for books...but it turned out really great! I'm so excited with it. Still trying to remember where we put everything! HA!
We made 75 to 80 Hot Chocolate matchbook holders! WOW!! They turned out really cute and no two were exactly alike! Sold several and gave away others as a Christmas card with a surprise! Fun making them and trying to make each one an 'original' for the recepient. Even made a few with expecting mothers on the fronts for friends and family expecting babies this year! Those were similar, but still different for each little momma!
I have a few pictures of our mantel...I'll try to post those later, we have a statue of the Kneeling Santa with Baby Jesus which is the focal point for the decorations. I looks sad to have things put away, but time will go by quickly and before you know will be Christmas time again!
Happy New Year to all! God Bless!!