You Can Do version

I read this post, by Beth, a while back: You Can Do It...

And I started my own list. Then it just sat on my desktop. Up in the corner. Staring at me.

The idea was that I would add to it as my "Rhoda-isms" struck me.

Well. They have been really quiet lately.

Here's what I have:

  • Do something nice, just because you can, not because you should. "The good you do today will often be forgotten. Do good anyway."
  • If it is worth doing, it is worth doing to the best of your ability. 
  • Besides "always kissing me goodnight" please be sure to continue touching when you roll over to fall asleep.
  • Cherish the little things, they add up to be the big things.
  • An instant can change your life.
  • Don't strive for perfection. Strive to be the best "you" possible!
  • You can't always get what you want, and that's probably for the best.
  • Spend time doing what you enjoy. Not because you think you should, but because you truly want to.
  • Create beautiful things, because you can.
  • Breathe, and know, that this too shall pass.

There are many more, I'm sure. But they are the type of deep thoughts that strike while I am driving. My "ah-ha" moment...and then it's gone when I park the car. No chance to write it down or make note of it.

Happy Sunday!


A Hug or A Gift


This morning's little freebie is a sweet hedgehog. I was originally going to put a gift in his hands...but then decided to leave that up to you.

Is he giving a hug?

A gift?

I don't know...that all depends on how you decide to incorporate him into your project:

Right click to save the image, or click "here" to download it.
Enjoy :)


100 Things...


It's been awhile. We have been busy.

The good part of busy was we were spending a lot of family time together.

Time watching movies.
Time going for walks.
Time just being silly.

School. We have been super busy with school as well. A few weeks ago I gave my english class a lesson that was both writing and some creative art. I had them write a fancy title and then fill in the paper with images and words, listing 100 things they love.

I'm sharing my title with you...and then you get to be creative and find a way to color it and list your 100 things:

I've made a 100 things list a few times. It's fun to see the way it changes, or the the things you love the most each time you list them. There are way more than 100 things that I could list...but it's a nice start :)

You can either right click the image to save it to your computer or click "here" to download it.

Happy December!


Fall Back...

Happy November!

Winter has arrived for us. We turned back our clocks and the snow started falling.

Bring on cuddles, blankets, coffee and books!

The leaves were beautiful this fall...that's probably my favorite part of fall...that and scarecrows :)

Enjoy this week's freebie. Should be super fun to color! You can right click and save the image, or click "here" to download it.

Happy Fall Ya'all


Black Cat Crossing...

It's only two nights until all the little ghouls and goblins are running around. Mine are right at the edge of that stage. They like the idea of dressing up and the candy, but they also don't think it is as fun as it used to be.

I can't say that I am going to miss the scramble for costumes when they can't decide what they want.

Our candy problem was solved years ago. I take my kids out trick or treating and then they sort out what they like the most. Whatever is left goes into the "out bowl". We hand it all back out to the other monsters.

Saves me money, and we don't have candy floating around the house until Christmas.

Beware the black cats while you are out tromping around :)

Click the image to save it, or download it "here".

Have a safe and fun night!


Beware the Full Moon...

A full moon probably wouldn't be so scary if all werewolves were as cute and cuddly looking as this one!

You can click on the image to save it...or you can click "here" to download it. A little more than one week until "Fright Night". You will have a whole boo crew to color by then! :)


Just a Little Nibble...


It's time for another creep!

He promises to only nibble a little :)

You can click on the image and save it or download it "here".  More creeps to come...

Happy Haunting!


Frankenstein's Monster...

Happy Tuesday!

To go with the theme of the month, I figured I would continue to post some of my adorable creeps :D

You can click the  image to save...or download it "here". I'm pretty sure he is my favorite...maybe.

Who's Ready for Fall?...

Happy Tuesday!

I know I'm late with this, but at least it's on the correct day, right?

It's starting to feel like Fall. Our first day of fall was rainy, cool, and perfect! We spent the day playing checkers, baking, and doodling.

I'm ready for fall colors, crisp mornings, warmer evenings, and pumpkins!

Time to get ready for fall harvest and Halloween. My favorite scrapbook papers are the Halloween theme :) You can download this little witch "here" or by clicking and saving on the image.


Something to Snuggle

So I just had to pop in and show you the most fantastic pillow!

Leanna at Twirlocity made this pillow and a few others using some of the graphics from my store. Super fun! You can find them in her shop "here" if you would like more details.

She has other fun pillows listed as well :)


Last Little Bit...

Hi there :)

I promise I haven't forgotten about you.

I'm just doing my best to suck the last little bit out of the weather and our weekends. Riding our motorbikes, hanging out, all mixed in with our Homecoming adventures, hours of Volleyball, and school work.


I'm ready for fall and a break from the really warm weather. Cooler mornings, the smell of leaves, and apples. Yum!

How fun would it be to have a real one of these...go park it somewhere and cozy up with some coffee, a blanket, and a good book. Peace and quiet. Ahhhh.
You can right click the image and save it, or click "here" and download it.

Hope you have a great week!


Sew Long Summer...

It's all done :(

We have officially started back up with the school schedule.

Back to getting up early. Coming home exhausted. Kids that are going in a bunch of different directions. Back to fitting in creative time in spare moments and on weekends.

Sew long summer!

You can download the sewing machine "here". Hopefully they will be a little more regular now that we are going to be back to a schedule. Who knows...I might even get some time to draw :)



Alligator Love...

Out of all the cards I made last weekend, this one is probably my favorite.

Just can't seem to resist his cute little gator face :)


Fall Clothes...

School shopping for us is just around the corner.

I'm having a hard time wrapping my brain around warmer clothes.

We are still in the "hottest" part of our summer. Less is better right now. Swim wear and the river is best. I'm not looking forward to trying on and buying pants. Or jackets. Or long sleeve shirts. I know we will need them, and I will love them when it's time. Just don't make me think about it yet ;)

Today's goodie is all ready to go. She has her warm jacket and fall boots. Good to go!

Click them image to save, or click "here" to download. Color her now...or save it for a day when you are all snuggled up in your warm clothes with a hot cup of tea or coffee :)



Buckets of Cards...

Happy Monday!

I spent the weekend in my craft room. Creating.

No motorcycles for us the weekend. Thunderstorms and rain slowed us down just a little.

It was really nice to just putz around the house, drink coffee, and play with paper. The rest of the family might have gone a bit stir crazy, but I was happy :)

I made a bucket full of cards. Really. I think my final count was 67. Not sure what came over me...I had a few ideas and the cards just started multiplying...

That was the fun part. The not so fun part was the photos, editing, and now the slow listing. I have put a few in the shop, and there are more to come.

Anyone need a card? :)

Tomorrow the weather is supposed to be nice again. Most likely we will be out on our motorcycles...since it's been a handful of days that they have been parked in the garage. The freebie is scheduled and ready to go. Enjoy!!


Ewe Are Cute!


This isn't as early as I had hoped it would be...but at least it is the right day of the week :)

Here are today's goodies:

You can click on each image and save them, or click the name to go to the download site :)

Might be fun to use on a card that says "I Love Ewe Sew Much" :) Just a thought.

Enjoy your week,


Get Your Color On...

Wahooo it's Friday :)

Except...during the summer that really doesn't matter much. Most of the time I can't even remember what day it is...just the way I like it!

I'm sponsoring a challenge for the "Designed to Color" blog.

If you visit me regularly, you should have tons of images to color. And if you want to try to win a gift certificate to my shop, you should visit the challenge and submit some of your lovely work!

The theme is a color palette. Refreshing yellows and greens.

Check it out:

So what are you waiting for?

Go get your color on :)
Designed to Color

Have a creative weekend,


Fall is Creeping Up...

Happy Tuesday,

It's been forever since I posted a freebie, but I managed to pull one together this morning!

I'm trying to ignore it, but thoughts of fall have been sneaking up on me. Crisp mornings, changing colors, the smell of apples, and sweatshirts.

I start to miss my cuddly clothes. :)

I don't think I could ever live somewhere that didn't have all four seasons. I love each one and always look forward to the changes and adventures that each one brings.

Here's to fall:

You can click the image to save it, or click "here" to download it.

Happy coloring! :)


Paper is Calling...

Good Morning,

We are almost at the end of July. How did that happen?!

Our days have been spent running around the state, riding our motorcycles, walking to the river, splashing in the lake, and taking advantage of every spare moment we have.

Summer at it's best!

I have neglected my blog. Ignored my paper collection. Avoided pencil and paper.

They are starting to call to me. Playing has been a nice break, but I am ready to spend some time being creative.

I did scrapbook...a little:

And I made a card:

And a new design for the shop:

I have ideas for a few new designs...but I'm not sure how long I will hold still. The lake is calling. I'm sure that by this fall, I will be ready to settle down and spend some time creating. Maybe when the hubby goes MIA for archery season :)

Hope you all are enjoying the month of July as well. Let's hit the pause button...I really want it to last a little longer!



It's Time for Java

Morning :)

I promised a few extra goodies since I missed last week. I'm thinking most of you will enjoy these:

They will be great for cards, tags, or just some fun creative projects. Click on each image to save, or go here to download. This will take you to one image, and then you can scroll through for the other images you would like to have.

Have a creative week :)


Making the Legs Shake

Sunday's are probably my favorite day at the gym.


Because no one else goes! It's like having my very own HUGE gym. No waiting for equipment. No "they're watching" insecurities. Just plug in the head phones and kick some butt!

This one had me in a puddle on the floor by the time I was done:

It was a Kettlebell workout that you did each exercise to failure. My legs were all wobbly on my cool down walk. I'll be feeling that one :)

Happy Monday!


Look I'm Still Around

Hi there.

I know. MIA again. Summer is like that :)

I've been playing. A lot. We were go...go...go for awhile there. Chris joked that we were fitting a triathlon into a 3 day weekend.

Day 1: mountain bike around Lake Como. A little over 7 miles.
Day 2: hike to Baker Lake. A little over 3 miles.
Day 3: swim at Lost Trail Hot Springs. Then we added our own twist and rode our motorcycles up to another mountain lake.
Day 4: Rest!! :)

 On a weekend before that we put in a 35 mile ride into some beautiful country over in Idaho.

So, if you are wondering where I have been...there you go. I'm sure there will be more pictures and adventures to come. We still have more than a month to play!!

And since I missed last Tuesday's fun freebie I will have an extra goodie for you this week.



I Was Playing...

Morning All,

Sorry this is being posted later than usual. I was out playing. A lot!!

It's been 5 days since I even opened my laptop. I had a girl date in town. Spent two nights with my sis. Came home to repack and head to our hometown. A day of calm and relaxation with my dad and mother in law. Then two days of riding our motor bikes.

Pure bliss :)

Today's image is one of my newer pieces. Hope you like hit. You can click on it and save, or download "here".

I'm off to do some Yoga! Have a great day!


Sweet Braids...

Happy Tuesday!

It's time for another free digi. There has been a "people" theme for a while now.

Might start changing it up again next week, unless you are happy with the can let me know what you would like in the comments :)

I'm always open to suggestions...

You can download "Lizzy Braids" by clicking HERE, or by right clicking and saving the image.

Happy Coloring :)


Summer Time Again...

Good Morning!

I did a little bit of drawing this weekend. Not nearly as much as I thought I would. To busy enjoying the fact that I could be a bum!

Do what I wanted as the impulse struck.

Run to town to shop for pants.

Go to a friend's for pizza and drinks.

Sleep in.

Take a nap.


Watch movies.

Lay on the couch and listen to the rain on the roof.

Summer has begun!! :)

I did list a few new stamps in the shop. My plan is to list some more soon. If there is something specific you would like to see...leave me a quick note in the comments. I'll add it to my list :)

Have a great week!



Happy Friday!

School is out. Ready to celebrate. Something sweet! Some sleeping in. Coffee and books. And Art.

That's my plan :)

Hmmm. Chocolate and coffee. Might have to do some baking.


I Love Books!


The best way to make me happy. Let me read. Look at pictures. Become enchanted by the cover. It really doesn't take much.

Libraries and bookstores are my idea of a happy place. And usually the first place that I think to run away to and relax.

I was thinking the other day, how much fun would it be to go into a bookstore and start making a stack out of all the books you have read? Every single one of them. Unfortunately, most stores wouldn't have every title. I would want to stack books I read in college. Books I read when I was in grade school. Every single title that I could remember reading, form cover to cover, would be in the pile.

How big would the stack be? How tall would your pile be? Hmmmm. Sounds like fun...but I wouldn't want to put them all away when I was done!! :)

You can download this cutie "here". Or just click and save :)


Summer Is Almost Here...

Happy Memorial Day.

A day of remembering. Honoring. Family.

And the start of the summer season, even if the weather doesn't really know it.

To celebrate, I am having a sale. Use the coupon code: SUMMER15 before you check out to save 15% on your full purchase :)

Have a great last week of May!


Bird Watching

The birds have been chirping around here like crazy.

As soon as the sun starts to peek over the hills, the birds start chattering.

It's probably my favorite noise to wake up to. Unless it's a magpie. Yuck!

My studio has a lilac right outside one of the windows. I've found myself just staring at the birds. Watching them flitter around inside the branches. The way they bob their little heads. Their tiny claws gripping for balance. Fascinating.

I never thought I would become a bird watcher (and I'm not even close to being an official one)...but I do find myself paying a little more attention to them than I used to :)

I even find myself drawing them :) Sheesh! If you feel like coloring this image as celebrate your "love of birds" you can find her in my shop: Bird Watching.

Happy Sunday!


A Girl and Her Pet

Happy Friday!!

Are you all ready for an extra long weekend? I am so ready for the weekend, and the summer that is just around the corner :)

I thought I would pop in and tease you all with a preview of a new stamp that I have added to my shop. There might be a couple more to add after this rainy weekend!!

It's going to be a great weekend to be creative. And I'm excited to play!!

Have a safe and happy Memorial Day weekend :)