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Stamping on Candles


I had so much fun with this project, I made candles for a week.  The design possibilities are endless.  Make them to coordinate with a room, for a birthday or special event (like Easter,) or for inspiration.

There is a great tutorial on SplitCoastSTampers, click on this link to view

And a video:

My examples were for Easter.  I became catholic during Easter and wanted to make something for a few people that had touched my life.







I suggest stamping off before stamping on the tissue.  I found the ink would run a little and the images weren’t as crisp as I wanted.




Sour Cream Thank You Container


Hello everyone 🙂

Yesterday was a busy day for me, yet, in the afternoon, I managed to sneak off and create a little thank you package.  The package is called a sour cream container.  It is an easy package to make and all you need is a small sheet of paper or card stock 4.5″ x 6.5″

Conveniently, and for mine, I used a pre-cut sheet from the Fresh Prints Paper stack.  Perfect weight and size.  I’m including a short video so you can watch how to make it.

And my creation…



  • Stamp set: It’s a Wrap Occasions
  • Paper: Fresh Prints Designer Series Paper Stack (only available until June 1 – other patterns will be available after June 1, 2014)
  • Ink: Strawberry Slush; Pool Party
  • Punch & Sixxix dies: Curly Label; Little Leaves Sizzlits Die
  • Embellishments: Pool Party Seam Binding Ribbon; stapler/staples; paper crimper (optional) — picture shown uncrimped
  • Adhesive: dimensional; glue dot; sticky strip


rhonda copy



Thursdays Tips, Tricks, and Techniques


Hello everyone! It’s a gorgeous, sunshiny day here.  Feels like the first one in ages and I can’t wait to get outside and enjoy it.  But first, I want to share this weeks technique.  It’s really cool!

Told ya!  How cool is that?? A card that looks like tiles!

I’m making my own version to post over the weekend.

My tip this week relates to colour theory. 

Having a background in art and design, I have taken several courses in colour theory and design principles.  Understanding colours and how they relate to each other; using the feelings they purport to invoke along with choosing combinations based on the impact they will have – to the viewer/wearer or the design itself is really fascinating and makes for a very interesting course.  So, if you get the chance, I highly recommend learning about colour theory and design principles.  Or.. come to think of it — stay tuned to my blog.. I think I might add a new section on those topics.

Anyway.. back to my tip.

Roy G Biv!


A name easy to remember and an acronym for the colours in sequence in the rainbow.  It also help to remember when you’re placing multiple colours side by side on your card/scrapbooking projects.  These colours in sequence: red; orange; yellow; green; blue; indigo; violet; red; orange and so on..  whether backwards or forwards, you’ll have the most pleasing to the eye colour flow if you place the colours in sequence based on Roy G Biv.

A card example using Roy G Biv, made by a fellow demo, Carey Escobedo:

roygbiv sample2

Click image to visit Carey’s blog



A random post — I’m in Pink Panther Heaven <3



It’s true! It all started over a conversation a few weeks ago about Pink Panther (one of the new ones) and I was pretending to be the Inspector Clouseau..

I — Iiiii.. Would — wooooooooooooodd.. Like — Liiiike.. To Buy — tooo bi.. A — aaaaaa.. Hamburger! — a-buuuuuugarrr!!

A clip so you can see part of the scene yourself.  Steve Martin is hilarious as usual.  With the exception of one movie that I just didn’t like (Shopgirl,) I would watch anything he acted in.

We were killing ourselves laughing.  I admit, I’m pretty skilled in my rendition of that scene! lol

Just before we left, my sister and brother-in-law lent their original Pink Panther film collection.  The original, The Pink Panther, came out in 1963!  I’m really enjoying them.  Peter Sellers is just terrific.  So far I’ve watched:

After this, Revenge of the Pink Panther and Trail of the Pink Panther.  If you enjoy the remake versions of Pink Panther then you really should make a point to find copies of the original movies or get the 6-disc dvd set and watch them — they are not to be missed, really.  I just love the set and costume design too.

Rhonda Gabriele

It’s Thursday.. Time For Another Technique


Hi everyone!

Another Thursday is upon us and I came across a great video for an easy technique yesterday, made even easier if you are using embossed paper such as Stampin’ Up! Natural Composition specialty designer paper.  It’s called Sponge Resist.  Basically you will ink your paper (the video uses a sponge wedge, daubers work well too.)  Where there is embossing it will “resist” the applied ink.

For convenience, I’ve noted the card dimensions:

  • Card base: 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ (8 1/2 x 11 cut in half and scored in the middle)
  • Mat: 4 x 5 1/4″ (crumb cake used in the video)
  • Face: 3 3/4″ x 5″ (Natural Compositions DSP)

I hope you enjoy the video!  I’ll be posting my version tomorrow 🙂