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Rooted In Nature – What’s New At SU


Welcome!  I am happy that you are joining us for our hop. We are a group of Stampin’ Up! demonstrators from around the world who are Hoppin’ With Exciting Ideas to share with you.
Today we are featuring products from the Brand New 2018-19 Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog. I know you will find a lot of wonderful ideas shared today.

I decided to focus on the Rooted in Nature bundle.  I love the variety of stamps images and the available paper and embellishments that coordinate with it.


This next card is very simple and was inspired due to my stamping the sentiment just a little off and to save the paper I decided to shift it off square.


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  1. Karie Beglau – Sea of Textures: https://memoryinkers.blogspot.com/2018/06/sea-of-textures-whats-new-at-su-blog-hop.html
  2. Teri Pocock – Varied Vases: http://www.stampinmagic.com/2018/06/varied-vases-whats-new-at-stampin-up.html
  3. Mary Ann Rossiter – Abstract Impressions : https://stampinmak.wordpress.com/2018/06/03/abstract-impressions-whats-new-at-su
  4. Rhonda Waechter – Rooted in Nature: https://rhondalovesstamping.com/2018/06/03/rooted-in-nature-whats-new-at-su  — YOU ARE HERE
  5. Tricia Butts – Painted Glass: https://triciastampingcreations.blogspot.com/2018/06/painted-glass-whats-new-at-stampin-up.html
  6. Ginny Harrell – Lilypad Lake: http://celebrate-the-journey.com/2018/06/lilypad-lake-for-whats-new-at-stampin-up-blog-hop/
  7. Pat Ertman – Rooted in Nature http://giftedhandsink.typepad.com/blog/2018/06/rooted-in-nature.html
  8. Heather Cooper – Enjoy Life https://www.playingwithpapercrafting.com/2018/06/enjoy-life-whats-new-at-su-blog-hop.html
  9. Mary Trautner – Hand Delivered http://marysstampinghappenings.blogspot.com/2018/06/hand-delivered-whats-new-at-stampin-up.html
  10. Cynthia McQueen – Sea of Textures, https://acrowningcreation.com/2018/06/sea-of-textures-…mpin-up-blog-hop/
  11. Brenda Copper – Lilypad Lake: https://stampingwiththecoppercropper.blogspot.com/2018/06/lily-pad-lake-for-whats-new-at-stampin.html
  12. Yvonne van Bruggen – Share what you love https://bruggetje.blogspot.com/2018/06/bloghop-whats-new-at-su.html
  13. Jackie Lawless – Delightfully Detailed http://stampingjack.com/delightfully-detailed-whats-new-su-blog-hop/
  14. Margriet Siekman – Puur Natuur ( Rooted in Nature) https://creatiefmarsie.blogspot.com/2018/06/puur-natuur-whats-new-at-stampinup.html
  15. Linda Moore – Accented Blooms: http://www.moorefunstamping.com/accented-blooms/
  16. Terry Montgomery – Rooted In Nature: https://terryficcards.blogspot.com/2018/06/rooted-in-nature-whats-new-at-stampin.html
  17. Joyce Whitman – Calligraphy Essentials: http://stampinscraper.typepad.com/my-blog/2018/06/calligraphy-essentials-whats-new-at-stampin-up-blog-hop-.html
  18. Anke Heim – Wunderbare Vasen (Varied Vases): https://www.scraphexe.net/2018/06/whats-new-at-stampin-up-blog-hop-wunderbare-vasen-varied-vases/
  19. Loni Spendlove – Animal Outing: http://creativejuicebyloni.com/2018/06/03/animal-outing-whats-new-at-stampin-up-blog-hop
  20. Glenda Mollet – Sitting Pretty: https://glendamollet.blogspot.com/2018/06/sitting-pretty-whats-new-at-stampin-up.html
  21. Diane Browning – Abstract Impressions: http://247inkspiration.com/abstract-impressions-whats-new-at-su-blog-hop
  22. Gesche Preißler – Glück und Meer: https://geschtempelt.de/whats-new-at-su-blog-hop-may/ https://kath-allthatscrap.blogspot.com/2018/06/share-what-you-love-stitched-labels.html
  23. Cheryl Hamilton – Accented Blooms: http://createwithcheryl.me/accented-blooms-whats-new-su/

Please take a moment to comment at the bottom of this post and let me know how you liked my projects or ask me a question.

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Ink & Share Blog Hop: Sneak Peak



Hi everyone and welcome to the May edition of the Ink & Share Blog Hop.  This month we are featuring sneak peeks from the new annual catalogue that will be available to share on June 1.

I decided to use a stamp set that I had received during the April OnStage.  All demonstrators were given this stamp set and I thought it would be a great set to highlight during this hop.  The set is called Pick A Pennant and whats great about this set is that there is a matching set for your big shot.  It will be available in the new catalogue as a bundle or individually.

I also used stamps from two returning sets, the postage background stamp and swirly birds stamp set.


Click the next image to be taken to Linda Handford’s blog to see what sneak peek she has for you.  As usual, the list of all hop participants is below.


Roll Call

Lisa Kmiec
Tricia Butts
Sandra Roberts
Joanne Hodge
Cindy Mitchell-Clark
Laura Mackie
Rhonda Waechter – YOU ARE HERE
Linda Handford
Sandrine Jse
Ginger Rabesa
Kirsten Aitchison
Shirley Merker
Jacqueline Bobeldijk-Schilder
Deb Naylor
Phoebe Borromeo-Carr
Ingrid Heijnen-Hermens
Melissa Tennison

What did you think of my card?  Leave me a comment and let me know your thoughts.  Check back tomorrow for a full list of products used to make my card.


Monday Mish-Mash


A Mish-Mash Saturday Morning Post

Hi, it’s me.  Rhonda.  It’s been a while.  I went on a spur-of-the-moment, self-imposed hiatus from the internet, just getting some things dealt with and sorted out.  Sometimes you just need to do that, you know?! 🙂

Over the last few weeks I”m afraid to admit I didn’t make it into my craft room.. unless I was putting something away.  I’m definitely having creative withdrawals and am excited to get back in there this week.


Click on the image to visit the html version of the catalog

On the 20th I’m putting on an informal Stampin’ Up! class for some friends.  I’ll be teaching them how to make a thank you card so I’m searching for some inspiration and ideas.  The brand new 2013-2014 annual catalogue just came out.  So many great new stamps and embellishments it’s hard to decide which to get first.  And then on June 1st, the Best of Stamp collection set for June was also unveiled, called Best of Greetings.

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Clear mount $17.95 CDN

Shannon and I went on our first bus trip together.  Lakeshore Tours and Travel is a wonderful travel agency in Bowmanville.  They sell regular travel but they also have their own bus tour division.  Single day trips to multi-week international tours, and everything in-between.  I highly recommend you visit them and their website. You won’t be disappointed.

I thought it would be nice for Shannon and I to take some trips together this summer before she goes off to college and so we decided and booked the St. Jacobs day trip along with another day trip to Casa Loma in July.

Last weekend was the St. Jacobs trip.  At 8:30 on Saturday morning we met the bus at the Oshawa Centre and from there, we were on our way!

Farmers Market in St. Jacobs
Click on the image to visit the St Jacobs website for information on this great little town.

It was amazing.  I was thrilled not to have to worry about driving, or parking, or too little trunk space!  We visited the St. Jacobs farmers market and outlet stores where we picked up a few things for Shannon’s apartment.

Then we took the bus over to the village for the afternoon.  I just love St. Jacobs and haven’t been out there, for gosh! over 6 years!!  It hadn’t changed much thank goodness.  The silos were still there with the artisans working away and I was really happy to see my pottery maker was still there making beautiful pottery.  Shannon and I picked up another piece.  A salsa bowl.  The colour pattern is different to what I’ve picked up in the past but it seemed appropriate to chose something a little different.

La Creme — one of my favourite stores in St. Jacobs

We also enjoyed a stop at Picard Peanuts where Shannon stocked up on tons of dill pickle peanuts (personally — yuck!! lol)  Then, to end the day, a stop at Crossroads for a buffet dinner and more shopping.  It was a lovely day, the weather was perfect, and best of all, we had a great time together.  Coming home was great — no fighting the traffic!  I had my feet up, lounging across 2 seats and enjoyed 2 hours on a roomy bus across from Shannon while we read our books and chatted 🙂  We’re already making plans to bus it out there later this summer!

As you know I quit smoking 19 weeks ago now.. I’m giving myself a pat on the back for that!! Yay me!  We had a family bbq this past Saturday and I was a little worried being outside for the first time this season around all family that smokes but I was ok.  I felt just a tiny pang of a craving to have one but then I caught wind of the smell of the cigarettes around me and it turned me off immediately! 🙂

Have you heard of the 52 week money jar challenge?

If you Google it you’ll come across positive and negative comments about it.  I think it goes without saying that this isn’t a responsible way to save for anything serious such as your retirement or a house .. but for fun; for a specific smaller goal, a treat that you’re saving for, this is a cute and fun way to do it.

So, if you haven’t guessed, I’m talking about it because I’m doing it.  I have a jar, I’ve put my first $1 in as required for week 1, I’ve created and printed off a 52 Week Money Jar Challenge pdf chart for starting on June 1 (click on the link to view the pdf file — or the one at the end of this paragraph if you want to start January 1.)  Basically for each week you put in that much in dollars.  So week 1 is $1, week 19 is $19 and so on.  By the end of 52 weeks $1378 dollars is saved!    (Just incase you’re interested, 52 week challenge pdf chart for Jan 1 start date is available by clicking here.)

Now I just have to figure out what fun thing I can do with that money 🙂 And yes, it will be something fun, something just for me, something in celebration of quitting smoking.

A few months ago I mentioned that my husband and I had separated.  I’m happy to say that we are working towards a reconciliation and hopefully by the end of the summer we’ll be back together.  Thanks everyone for your love and support.

Hope you’re having a great day and are out enjoying the sunshine.  I’ll be back later this week with some samples of cards I’m making.  Tomorrow is going to be exciting.  My sister and I have a Stampin’ Up! shipment scheduled for delivery tomorrow afternoon 😀  which means I’ve got some new stamping supplies to play with!! lol  Till next time..

PS – The monthly hostess mystery code has been updated for June.