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Hi! I am a "middle aged" wife of over 40 years, mother to 2, mother-in-law to 2, and grandmother to 4. I love hanging out with these people!!

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

The Best of 2014


I made many cards in 2014.  In choosing my favorites, I noticed that each of my favorites are technique challenges.  I love learning, and I will keep trying until I have perfected (or closely) a technique.  So without further ado ...........

I ADORE shaker cards!  This one went to my pain doctor.

This one was made for my nephew Adam for his birthday

The technique on this card is the importance of it - scraps were attached to plain printer paper then die cut and placed inside the same die cuts negative space

This card was made for a  card class I was taking.  The word is die cut along with some starts, then a paper colored with Copics is placed behind it.  I just love the effect.

My favorite of the year.  I made it the 1st day of "Stretch Your Stamps 2".  I stamped a background stamp with Versamark ink, then embossed it with white embossing powder.  When that was dry, I used Stampin Up ink refills on my Ranger craft sheet and painted on the colors in an umbre effect.  I die cut the word out of that paper and imbedded the words that I cut out of black.

I made this card this summer for a class and I sent it to Cora

Trying out a new die - a few new dies!  Also rainstones!  I just love love love those!!!!

Trying out a bit of vintage grunge. 

I made 20 love cards for OWH and these are 3 of them

I adore this card!!!!!!  I made it for a card class.  When I watched the video for the lesson - I thought of the song "It's Raining Men!"  I can be a bit weird sometimes.

Also for a card class.  The lesson was using a mask to maintain a white space while stamping.  I really like how this turned out

I made this card for a Mojo Monday blog challenge.  The paper is just so wonderful.

Yup! It's Olaf!  My granddaughter loves "Frozen", and she turned 2 in August.

Another new die set to try out!  I believe I added a sentiment to these before I put them in my OWH box.  It broke my heart to cut this paper!!!!!! A Stampin Up DSP beauty!

I am so glad 2014 is over.  What a difficult year this has been!  But Carl and I now have a baseline for awful, and anything is an improvement.  This year is going to be an adventure for Carl and I, he is 100% retired.  This means less money and more companionship, as we work on 43 years of marital bliss!!!!
Stay tuned for that adventure!


  1. I love these! I'll have to pin this page so I can come back and CASE them. Here's to a great 2015 and congratulations on 43 years together! I love a love story. <3

  2. OMG! Ronni, no wonder these are your favorites! I love all these different techniques. I am glad I can try some and send to people in SS. My OWH cards are all quite simple, as the ladies and one ent who help assemble all the kits are elderly, so I try to keep them in their ability. You have a great ability to put bling (brads, enamel dots, rhinestones, etc.) randomly on your cards and they look so natural and like they belong. When I try it, they look like I dropped them and forgot to pick them up. lol Congrats to Carl on his retirement and on42 yrs of marriage. I know in aa few years when we get there, I'll be very grateful for the big shed (workshop). ;)

  3. Hi Ronni .. these are all great cards, no wonder you picked them as favorites. Thank you for sharing them with us and have a Happy New Year!

  4. Gorgeous cards and I'm so honored that I received one of them. Congrats on 43 years of marriage, we're coming up on that in Sept.

  5. Thanks for sharing your technique cards. They are awesome. What a great way to display at one place. Happy New Year!

  6. Ronnie these are so cool...I love your techniques and I agree the rain drops are so cool looking. Thanks for sharing your favorites!!

  7. Great techniques on your cards. I love the Thanks card.

  8. Hi Roni! Your cards have such great different techniques and styles. Happy New Year to you!

  9. Here is hoping you have a fantastic 2015! I love Olaf and all of your cards- great assortment of techniques!

  10. Happy New Year, Ronni! What a great set of cards! Love the technique you used on your hot air balloon card. Have a wonderfully crafty 2015. :)

    1. And, thanks for joining us for Sketch Challenge #245.

  11. Great cards! Looks like you and I took some of the same OCC classes -- aren't they fun? Happy New Year to you.

  12. Hi Ronni! I love your beautiful cards and am still laughing at your "It's Raining Men" comment. You are so talented and beyond that you are so kind and supportive. I hope 2015 is a much better year for you and that you have lots of fun making more beautiful creations!

  13. Ronni, you've showcased some great techniques in this post. Fabulous cards! I need to make a shaker card. Love yours!

  14. Great group of cards! The globe card is my fave. Keep up the great work!

  15. Fantastic cards! I love the variety of techniques you used. The shaker cards is super cute!

  16. These are great cards - my favorite techniques are on the grunge card and the ones where you embedded die cuts into the spaces (like the hot air balloon). Your work makes me think about the dies of various shapes I have that I can use for this technique. Best wishes for your adventure and hooray for 43 years together!

  17. Very cute cards. I really like the sunburst smile card, but they are all so cute!!