Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Surprise snail mail is always fun!


Hi from SLC!
Today was our travel day and we are so tired but already enjoying ourselves!  We ventured out for lunch and then did some quick jewelry shopping to treat ourselves for an awesome SU! year!  Diana and I love to shop together and share special memories from our trips.  Jewelry is one way to be able to look back at it later and remember where we were and what it was for. 

Finished up our evening with dinner at Red Rock with some team members that also arrived today and friends from my trips to Montana and Boise!  Ready to call it a day!

But here's a lovely card from my sweet downline and friend Ellie!  Mwah!! Thanks for the snail mail surprise, it sure made my day!

Have a great week!!  
Rhonda

Monday, July 14, 2014

More Birthday Love

Hi

Here's a quick post to share another fun birthday card!  This one is from my super sweet friend Debbie!!!  Thanks girlfriend, love you!!


I love it and I can't wait to recreate it Stampin' Up! style!!   I'm headed off to SLC to attend the annual Stampin' Up! convention - my 17th in a row, haven't missed one yet!!!

Hugs,
Rhonda

Friday, July 11, 2014

Choose Happiness

Hi again!

They have all been telling me that age doesn't matter, it's just a number.  That it's all in how you look at it and your attitude ...  So how fitting is today's card?  Absolutely Perfect I'd say!!!  For one thing, it is from my Bestie Diana Gibbs (hugs baby!) and the perfect card using one of our brand new stamp sets this year, and LOVE the greeting, just perfect for me!  Wouldn't you agree??


I love you girlie!!  You are such a great friend and I'm so lucky and blessed to have you in my daily life!  Thank you for treating me to lunch today at one of our favorite spots, The Deli!  Lunch was delicious but it was YOU that made it special!  Can't wait to spend next week with you in SLC getting caught up & sharing in our accomplishments and setting goals for the new year! 

Love ya!  Mwah!!!!

Thanks for stopping by today to see what was new!  Check in tomorrow too!  At this rate I might just celebrate right on through the whole month!! 

Rhonda

Thursday, July 10, 2014

oh Happy Day!

It has been a very Happy Week!

Look at this cute card I received on my birthday from one of my sweet downline members, Cindy!  It is so bright and cheery, love all the details - makes something simple have some serious WOW!


She brought it over along with a favorite yummy Iced Tea from my favorite local spot, AJs ... and the stinker included fun things inside too!  Mwah, thanks Cindy!!

Thanks for stopping by!  Off to continue the celebrations!!  Who knew 50 would be this fun!

Hugs,
Rhonda

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Happy Mail Day

Today was a happy mail day!!  Thank you Kim for my fun stamped card!  Love it and I can't wait to see you next week in SLC and get to celebrate together!!




My day today was great, considering it was my 50th birthday.  The quick recap includes these highlights ...
Rachel surprising me with flowers, iced tea and a bagel this morning!!
My sweet neighbor & best friend Maureen brought down a gift, a new AJs tumbler mug and gift cards! We both share July birthdays so it's always a fun way to treat each other.  
Phone calls from my brother Steve and then one from my parents (singing to me!)
Then a quick successful trip shopping for a new dress (score 50% off and then another 25% with a coupon code!)
Then Cindy brought me a tea and a stamped card and gift (so sweet but shame on her!) Delivery of flowers from my folks and wine from my Napa Valley brother - poor UPS guy came 3 times today!! 
Tons of birthday wishes on Facebook from friends near and far -so nice that FB can keep us connected! 


My evening got better since we all went to dinner to Ruth's Chris Steakhouse and then the girls suggested a stop at the Sugar Bowl for ice cream!  And I received birthday presents too, yes we are all kids on our birthdays I think!  A favorite mani-pedi certificate from my in-laws and an iPad Air from Dave and the girls :))))


Now to figure out how to do things from it!

EDIT - so I was able to write a post in the Blogger App but I couldn't figure out how to get the pictures to upload ... so still some learning to do! 

And sorry the pics are not great because of the lighting and weather ... but you get the idea!  And we got to celebrate Sean's 20th Birthday too!  He's such a great young man and happy to have him dating Nicole (they are quite the cute couple for 3.5+ yrs now!). 

Thanks for stopping by!
Rhonda

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Tah-Dah, CASEd Closed!

Hi!
Happy Tuesday and thanks for coming back to see the finished version!  How many of you went to see what page it was in your catalog?  Did you guess page 109, Just Saying?  Congrats if you did!  I just love everything about it!  I love the colors, the pop of black and white is just so crisp!  So many layers and textures, all kind of comes together!! 

Here they are all ready bagged, tagged and ready to swap!  Can't wait to show you what I get in return! 


This picture is a little less busy, just one lonely lil' swap card pulled out of the pile!


Featuring:  Just Saying & Word Bubble Framelits, the Arrows Embossing Folder, the new PL Corner rounder (on the Basic Gray layer), the new Trio Punch Pack flower punch with Black candy dot center! and Cardstock Vellum ... couple of pops of color with Crushed Curry and Melon Mambo!

Have a terrific day!
Rhonda

Monday, July 7, 2014

Catalog CASE'ing Going On!

Hi!
Here's hoping that you all had a great weekend!  We enjoyed our long weekend very much!  It started Thursday with a girls night Happy Hour and the men were out together too, having a beer and pizza ... but in the end they met up with us as we'd had a few too many martinis to be driving!  We had a fun bbq and swim at our house on the 4th and ended with a few fireworks.  I'll have to take some pictures, but my house was quite festive thanks to our June MPP Kit & my love for the 4th of July in general!  I've always said that the 4th gives you a few days notice until the 9th rolls around!!  Yep, that's my birthday and this year it's a big one!

Anyhow, here's what happening today in my neck of the woods!  I am hosting a swap at convention for the gals going from my team - we decided on a Catalog CASE as the theme, so we each picked a sample from the catalog and we'll be swapping in a week!!

Which Page am I?  I love all the samples on this page actually!!  Almost done and ready to bag up and set aside for the trip!



Come back tomorrow and see what else I'm working on!  Happy Monday everyone!  Oh and don't forget the WEEKLY SPECIALS end on Monday nights and new ones begin each Tuesday ... so let me know if you want anything!!

Happy Stamping,
Rhonda