Designs by Rhonda

along with my ramblings

January 21, 2009

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The Quick Page Olympics with Teen Crush by Andrea of TLC Designs?? Participate and you get all the super cute Quick Pages that are posted!

Come and join us for some great fun!


Sweetie Call! January 14, 2009

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Apply now! This is a GREAT group of people to work with!


Mini Kit Freebie For You!! January 11, 2009

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I have finally created my first mini kit…I just found DigiScrapObsession through blogs I stalk (nett a.k.a. Lady_Grundlefunk) which led me to discover the Monthly Color Challenge there where as a participant you have the option of creating a layout with colors from the swatch or a mini kit.  I have been trying to teach myself to “design” for about 8 months now and I decided it was time to give it a go when I came across this Challenge.  I hope you all enjoy it as much as I enjoyed making it! 😀
Download here
Hugs to you! Have a wonderful day! 🙂


Finally Participated!! December 31, 2008

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It has been so, so long since I was able to commit to a Speed Scrap, nothing just ever seemed to go my way for one in a really long time!  Aside from tonight, the last one I tried to do was at Sun and my dinosaur of a Photoshop did not want to work with me at all!  But I played along at ScrapMatters tonite and had a blast!  I feel really bad that I am not as active there as I used to be, all those girls are so GREAT!  Anywho, here is what I got at the end of the hour!  Melanie was such a great host as well!
Well, have yourselves a wonderful New Year Celebration!


Coffee Sleeve Ornament Tutorial December 13, 2008

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Ok, so I know all you girls have used ’em…and then tossed ’em!  And then about 38 seconds later, you remember that you can use it for the lovely world of hybrid! (sometimes I refer to it as trash-diving!) So, lets get to it!

Supply List:  (Improvise as needed)

-Cardboard Coffee Sleeve

-Glue (nice, acid free, sturdy)

-Glue Stick

-Card Stock (or preferred printing surface like photo paper)



-Embellishments you desire (printed or actual)

Step 1:  Take coffee sleeve and scan it into your computer then open it up in your favorite scrapping program.  (No scanner?  It’s quite alrite, here is a .png file of my sleeve.  I hope it is the same size and shape as yours!)  After I have it in my program and it is cropped down with the white background removed, I will actually shrink the “template” of my sleeve down a bit so there is no doubt of it fitting on my surface.  (I us Photoshop so to shrink, you would just hold the shift key while you click and drag a corner of the item in towards the center)

Step 2:  Create your digital layout for the front and save it.  Re-open your origional sleeve template and then flip the canvas horizontally to make a second layout for the back of the ornament.  (You could leave the back side blank if you prefer or paint it or whatever you like)

Step 3:  Cut out your digi layouts

Step 4:  Adhere layout to sleeve with a nice heavy coating of the glue stick

Step 5:  Punch holes on the upper outer edges of whichever sides you decided to make as the top of your ornament.

Step 6:  Pull ribbon/string through holes and tie off making a loop to hang onto tree.

Step 7:  Embellish as desired

Step 9:  Hang on tree and enjoy!

Digital Credits: I used Holly Jolly Holiday by Polka Dot Plum designs
If you have any questions for me please feel free to get a hold of me at rhonda42182(at) .

Have a great Day and Holiday Season!!



TOOT! December 7, 2008

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Just had to pop in and toot my horn a bit! I am now a member of the Polka Dot Plum creative team!! Yay!
I am sooooo excited and cannot wait to get started!!


finally a freebie! December 2, 2008

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I am really sorry for anyone who has been looking for that freebie that I promised days ago!  I have been so busy these last few weeks that just thinking about it makes my head spin!  I do apologize!  I finally made a new layout today as well, so that is what my freebie is derieved from.  I used a kit called Winter Cheer by lliella Designs.  You can find her stuff at Sunshine Stuido Scraps and Funky Playground Designs.
Here is what the template looks like, and the link to 4shared is here.

If you download please leave me a comment or shoot me an email of the layout you made( rhonda42182 at because I’d love to see what you do with it!
TaTa for now!