Cuttlebug Challenge…Relax, Rejuvenate, Be Inspired!

Welcome to my little spot of relaxation this weekend!! I'm sooo excited to be a part of the Cuttlebug Challenge Blogspot Spa Retreat!! {to start the BLog Hop, go to the Cuttlebug Challenge BLOG!!} I have a couple of inspirational things to share…but let's start with the most important!! RELAXATION!!!

For me, I love to scrap and create. I can sit in my craft room for hours and at the end of the day, my creations give me such a relaxed pleasure, all that can top it is to sit in my hot tub with Mr Gorgeous and just be happy!! πŸ™‚ Let me show you what I mean! Here is a digital page I did about my "perfect day". The digital kit I used for this, "Spring Bees" is free with purchase at OScraps this weekend!! yay!! (click on the LO to read the journaling!)


and I just have to share what my sweet 14 yo would do to rest and relax!! Play with her new TOUCH IPOD!!! πŸ™‚ here's a gander at her right after the FedEx guy delivered it to her!! πŸ™‚


She's such a wonderful Techno kiddo!! πŸ™‚

Okay…so down to business!! I LOVE Roses!! I love my roses!! These roses in this LO are my wonderful wild antique roses we purchased in the heart of the Hill Country in Texas…and they LOVE SPRING!! 

Enjoy them!! 


Be sure to write down that I LOVE ROSES!! πŸ™‚

I also wanted to let you all know that Hearthstone Media has its new site up!! If you want to hear gorgeous music and poetry to REST, RELAX, and REJUVENATE with, check us out HERE!!!

Now…please sign up for my crafting newsletter to hear updates on what's going on in my crafting world weekly!! You can also add me to your typepad list and sign up to follow my BLOG (bottom right column!! – get notified every time i update! yay!!)

Before I give you the next stop on this fun hop, let me show you what I created today with one of my Cuttlebug folders!! I embossed vellum!! yummmy!!


flowers from my stash…everything else is from Club Scrap! except the stamp (hostess FREE set from SU!) and word window punch from SU! some close-ups…



Thanks soo much for stopping by my little place of Ponderings!!

***to be eligible for the blog hop prizes, you need to: 
— Visit each blog in order
— "Follow" each blog (sign up in the lower left column for updates!)
— Leave a comment on each blog (tell me what you love about roses, scrapping, or anything!)
— Grab the name of the blogger (I'm sally πŸ™‚ )
— Grab the name of the blogger's flower (don't forget – roses!!)
— Email CBC with the name of the bloggers and flowers at the end of the weekend (to cuttlebugchallenge@gmail. com)

I can't wait to read your comments!!

and on to your next stop, which is ROE's BLOG, Creative Liberties! Enjoy your trip!!! πŸ™‚ and don't forget to relax!!

More about Sally Keller


  1. Reply

    Love the picture of your daughter!!! She looks so excited. πŸ™‚ Great job on your card too!

  2. Reply

    Lovely card! I like your flower choice.

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    YAY for techno kids!! My sons love their I-pods. I LOVE your embossed vellum! It’s gorgeous!!

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    Hi! I love the smell of roses after a nice rainfall. Smells so fresh & clean! I’ve sub to you thru google reader too. Thanks!

  5. Reply

    I love embossing vellum.

  6. Reply

    Hi Sally, Just dropping by to say “hello”! Love your work!

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    Hi Sally love your layout and card and I just want to say I bet you really Love Roses πŸ˜‰

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    i sooo love roses too, especially the white ones! i love your creations too!

  9. Reply

    Your card and LO are beautiful! Love the embossed vellum. Your daughter is so adorable!

  10. Reply

    Rose is beautiful especially when they’re just opening up!

  11. Reply

    beautiful projects! thanks for the inpso and happy NSD!

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    OMG…when you said let me show you…I kinda thought there may be a funny photo of you and Mr. Gorgeous in the hot tub! LOL I love roses, scrapbooking, and sipping wine on the beach…wait; that’s another post! Happy NSD!!!

  13. Reply

    just love the photo of your dd and her new toy.

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    Love the rose! Cute blog πŸ™‚

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    I love the smell of flowers. Nothing better

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    Hi Sally..I love your embossed card..
    Fab way to relax!!!I am following!!!
    Have a great weekend:)β™₯
    `Thanks`:)for a great Blog Hop

  17. Reply

    Love your card, the embossing on the vellum is so crisp and clear.

  18. Reply

    Love the vellum embossing, i will have to try it after the blog hop.

  19. Reply

    Pretty card with the embossed vellum. I like your ribbon rose in your previous post.

  20. Reply

    I am a big fan of the embossed vellum, I think it looks fabulous!

  21. Reply

    I love playing with paper!!!

  22. Reply

    So pretty!

  23. Reply

    very pretty card!

  24. Reply

    Gorgeous card!

    I’m excited to be following your blog now via Google Reader!

  25. Reply

    I am subscribed to your newsletter..lovely blog.. I am sooo enjoying this hop. Thanks and you have a beautiful family

  26. Reply

    I love roses too! I have dozens in my backyard. The first one bloomed yesterday. We, here in KY, are a bit later than you are in the season.

  27. Reply

    I love Roses,too. Beautiful card.

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    I am going to emboss vellum. Never thought about that. Thanks for the tip.

  29. Reply

    Just dropping in to say Hi!!! You’ve been busy! I love all your projects!

  30. Reply

    I had never seen embossing on vellum before your blog. I really like it and will try it soon

  31. Reply

    I just subscribed to your newsletter. Love your card…the embossed vellum is so lovely!!

  32. Reply

    I signed up for your newsletter. Love your card.

  33. Reply

    Beautiful blog and love some much of your creativeness.

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    I just signed up on two of your e-mail thingies, lol. Wouldn’t want to get disqualified because of that.

    I just had the most relaxing bath. All that talk about SPA and taking care of yourself made me jump in the tub πŸ™‚

    Now I’m off to craft a bit before bedtime (it’s already past midnight here in Sweden)

  35. Reply

    great looking card, simple and elegant. Doing this blog hop is inspiring!

  36. Reply

    Your daughter looks very, very happy. Great blog hop.

  37. Reply

    I love the card! It is stunning! And congrats to your daughter and an itouch ipod!

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    I love the layout with the flowers.

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    I love roses also. I just planted a new bush last weekend.

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    Roses are a lovely choice and your card is so pretty, thanks for the fun blog hop!

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    Yes, roses are the “perfect” flower aren’t they! Born in June, it is my “month flower” and I have some real beauties in my garden too. I am following your blog and will enjoy reading more about your wonderful family and seeing your creative work. Thanks for the chance to win.

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    Lovely flowers; roses are always a favorite. I love the embossed vellum you used.

  43. Reply

    My mother’s name is Rose! I love the form of the Tea Rose the most. I think roses smell, like velvet feels – hope that makes sense πŸ™‚

  44. Reply

    OMG! How awesome does embossed vellum look! Great idea!

    Enjoy the Spa Weekend!

  45. Reply

    lovely card

  46. Reply

    love the embossing on vellum….cant wait to try it!

    and what a great smile on that cute girl!

  47. Reply

    BEAUTIFUL Card!! Thanks for the inspiration!

  48. Reply

    Sally I’m so glad you joined us this weekend for CBC’s blog hop! What wonderful creations and an adorable picture of your daughter, she sure looks happy!

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    Oh wo, what a lovely card! love what you did with th vellum!
    Sandra πŸ™‚

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    the embossed vellum is exquisite!…….deanna

  51. Reply

    Lovely blog. could’nt subcribe on left so have subscribed to your weekly newsletter!

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    I subscribed to follow via email. I actually don’t love roses…but I love all the pretty patterns and colors of paper! πŸ˜‰ Thanks for the fun!

  53. Reply

    I love to scrapbook because it lets me be creative and relax

  54. Reply

    Roses are what I had for my wedding bouquet. I am so enjoying the blog hop. Thank you.

  55. Reply

    Lovely card with the embossed vellum.

  56. Reply

    The iPod touch looks awesome, and she looks super happy!

  57. Reply

    I love “scrub roses-FAIRY VARIETY”I am now following you!Love the card too.

  58. Reply

    Cute card. I love roses too. They are a classic.

  59. Reply

    This is the best fun ever! Thank U for doing the blog hop this weekend!

  60. Reply

    I like the cuttlebug on vellum..I have to give that a try.

  61. Reply

    Thank you for a chance to win a cuttlebug. Roses are a favorite of mine too

  62. Reply

    Love the embossed vellum! I love roses, because there are so many neat ones out there. Fire and Ice are my favs. Followed by Old Lavender roses. πŸ™‚ Thanks for the chance to win!

  63. Reply

    love those climbing baby roses!…….

  64. Reply

    Fun blog hop! Thanks for sharing your beautiful creations!

  65. Reply

    Love your card can’t wait to stop back lter and brows. Thanks _melissa

  66. Reply

    I’m loving the hop but I can’t get my email to register to subscribe to your page … I’ll keep trying, I promise!

  67. Reply

    i love the smell of roses! they are outside my window and when the breeze kicks up, it’s just like a spritz of perfume!

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    Roses smell so good. Great pick.

  69. Reply

    Love roses too and your card is so pretty btw!!!

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    I love Roses…

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    I love roses too! I love how you embossed the vellum!

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    Love the colors

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    blog hops rock!! πŸ™‚
    P.S. i love roses too!

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    I love the antique rose also. Ours are blooming like crazy with all the rain and hot days we have had lately.

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    Wow – thanks! This is such fun. Love your inspiring website and roses!

  76. Reply

    I love roses too… all colors. Red for love, white, yellow, orange, peach… I found like 2 weeks ago some green roses which are simply gorgeous… Roses are the best!

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    wow the Card is lovely

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    I love embossing vellum! It looks great!

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    Love your card! Love the Club Scrap papers! Thank you for doing this!

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    Great blog. Families are everything. Roses are the best.

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    Just dropped in to say hi ScrapinNannyof5

  82. Reply

    Love your card. Roses are one of my favorite flowers. They can come in such fun colors.

  83. Reply

    I am subscribed to your newsletter… I lOVE blog hoping it is so much fun!! It’s great to see everyones work. Great inspiration.

  84. Reply

    I LOVE your card…great idea with the vellum!

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    Love your card.Subscribed to your newsletter.
    Happy NSD!

  86. Reply

    Love your embossed vellum! TFS!!

  87. Reply

    Your cards and layouts are absolutely beautiful!

  88. Reply

    I love roses too! Just wish I could grow the darned things! Love your blog too! Happy NSD!

  89. Reply

    Fabulous card Sally and roses are definitely my all time favourite as well.

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    Hi Sally πŸ™‚
    Love the card you made.
    I love scrapping because it gives me an opportunity to express my creativity.

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    I love roses as well!
    I’ve subbed through google reader, as your ‘subscription’ window and I didn’t seem to “get together” very well. πŸ˜‰

  92. Reply

    Im so jealous.. an iphone! Thats awesome!
    I love your layout featuring the rose!

  93. Reply

    I love roses theey remind me of my childhood

  94. Reply

    This is just beautiful. I love roses too, particularly fragrant ones!
    Great Blog hop!

  95. Reply

    I love the weekends just so I can unwind from my stressful work week. I read, craft and play in my garden, so this hop was just perfect for me with all the flowers!

  96. Reply

    I love roses, too. Beautiful work.

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    Wow! A fellow demonstrator. Love roses too. My fav is fire and ice.

    I relax by crafting with my 5 yr old grandaughter. She loves to crank the handle on the cuttlebug. It is such a delight to see the look on her face when the finished product comes through.

    Make yourself a GREAT day!

  98. Reply

    This is fun and I like to take hot baths to relax and creating is very relaxing to me too…

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    I love my iPod touch- I’m sure your daughter will too. πŸ™‚ Thank you for the inspiration!

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    I love using the embossing folders. Nice job.

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    Roses are great!

  102. Reply

    :o) I confess: I LOVE MY ITOUCH TOO! Now i want the Iphone lol…and who doesn’t love roses? Roses, and Ipod’s…hmm, now thats a gift!

  103. Reply

    Pretty card! I love roses too. They were my mother’s favorite flower so they are sentimental to me also. I have 3 rose bushes in the yard. Their smell is totally beautiful and oh-so relaxing.

  104. Reply

    What I like about roses-those are the flowers my husband will bring me when he brings me the flowers! I told him I’d like anything-flowers are so pretty on the counter/table/windowsill!! But when I get them, I’ve gotten flowers!! Yay!

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    Hi Sally! I love your embossed card!

  106. Reply

    My Rose bush is getting ready to bloom. The cuttlebug folder embossed on vellum is such a nice touch.

  107. Reply

    I love roses! My 20 yr old daughter has been dating her boyfriend for 9 months and each month he has gotten her 1 flower for each month, i.e. 9 roses this month – we have had beautiful roses in the house and we all enjoy them! My hubby is not too romantic but he has his sweet points too.

  108. Reply

    I love your card! I’ll have to try embossing velum, it looks so pretty! Roses are one of my favorite flowers they’re so fragrant and just so colorful.

  109. Reply

    I adore the Texas Hill Country! Hubs and I would like to retire there someday. We live north of Dallas now.

  110. Reply

    gorgeous embossed vellum!

  111. Reply

    Wow, your card is pretty. Love the embossed vellum! The colors are great! Very springtime!

  112. Reply

    Great vellum projects! want to try them now, but have to keep on hopping, will come back. I subscribed!

  113. Reply

    Beautiful Projects!
    The smell of roses (esp. english roses) is one of my favorites…such a romantic scent!
    Lovely projects!
    Thanks for the hop!
    Kim Marie

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