Hugs . . . because you can never have too many

Nothing better than a HUG! A friend requested a set of hugs so I was happy to oblige. She wanted clean and simple. 

I used Enchanted Evening ink at full strength and stamped off for this one. Don't you love the stitched speech bubble dies from MFT?

Watercolor Wonder in Spring Rain ink created a landing spot for the sentiment.

I used the Simple Stripes Impression plate on my circle to add some texture. I had forgotten that I had it. I going to leave that one out of my desk for a bit.

I love this stamp set and die! Have a wonderful week. ~Rhonda

Speech Bubble Hugs card
stamps: PTI - Big Hugs
paper: PTI - Stamper's Select White, Classic Kraft
ink: PTI - Enchanted Evening
other: PTI - Big Hugs die; MFT - Stitched Speech Bubbles die

Splat Hugs card
stamps: PTI - Watercolor Wonder
paper: PTI - Stamper's Select White, Enchanted Evening pattern paper pack
ink: PTI - Spring Rain
other: PTI - Big Hugs die

Blue Circle Hugs card
stamps: none
paper: PTI - Stamper's Select White, Spring Rain
ink: none
other: PTI - Big Hugs die, Make it Market circle

Wednesday Wishes - Make a Wish

 I went a little crazy with Brushed Blooms. Once I started I wanted to play with lots of different color combos. First up is the birthday card. I used blues and coral. 

I also used this set for my Mother's Day card. Pinks and yellow created a very bright, happy card. I hope my Mom loves it.

The last one is a hi! card. I love the chevron stamp from Noted. The perfect image to ground my flowers.

I hope you are celebrating someone this week. ~Rhonda

Make A Wish card
stamps: Brushed Blooms, Wishes Come True
ink: PTI - Berry Sorbet, Spring Rain, Enchanted Evening, Limeade Ice, Simply Chartreuse
paper: PTI - Stamper's Select White, Berry Sorbet, Enchanted Evening pattern paper pack
other: PTI - Brushed Blooms die

Hi card
stamps: PTI -  Brushed Blooms, Noted, Wet Paint Alphabet
ink: PTI - Spring Rain, Enchanted Evening, Limeade Ice, Simply Chartreuse, Harvest Gold
paper: PTI - Enchanted Evening pattern paper pack, Stamper's Select White, Harvest Gold
other: PTI - Brushed Blooms die; MFT - Pierced Square Stax

Happy Mother's Day card
stamps: PTI - Brushed Blooms, Blooming Button Bits
ink: PTI - Raspberry Fizz, Hibucas Burst, Summer Sunrise, Limeade Ice, Simply Chartreuse
paper: PTI - Stamper's Select White, Summer Sunrise bitty dot, Raspberry Fizz
other: PTI - Brushed Blooms

A Bright Future

I loving having stamp sets that let me celebrate life as it happens. My oldest son started a new job and is moving to Houston, TX. As soon as I get the new address, this one is going in the mail. I used Fresh Alphabet to spell his name on the marque. 

My color inspiration came from the March 2015 release color recipes. Melon Berry, Aqua Mist, and Enchanted Evening. If you are interested in how I created a stamping template using the MISTI for this set you can reference this post. ~Rhonda

A Bright Future card
stamps: PTI - Retro Style Graduation, No Strings Attached, You're Been Framed: Oval
paper: PTI - Enchanted Evening, Stamper's Select White, Aqua Mist
ink: PTI - Melon Berry, Aqua Mist, Enchanted Evening, New Leaf
other: PTI - Retro Style Graduation dies, Aida Impression Plate

Wednesday Wishes - Let's Celebrate

A birthday card that I think would be perfect for a guy or gal. It was fun "making" different wrapping paper for the gifts.

I cut the largest Make a Wish package in half to give me more of a rectangle gift for balance. Enjoy your Wednesday friends! ~Rhonda

Let's Celebrate card
stamps: PTI - Make a Wish; MFT - Birthday Sentiments
paper: PTI - Pure Poppy, Stamper's Select White
ink: PTI - Pure Poppy, Spring Rain, Blueberry Sky, Enchanted Evening
other: PTI - Make a Wish dies

PTI April 2015 Blog Hop - Plant a Seed

 It's planting season at my house. We received over 2" of rain yesterday so everything is so pretty today. Plants literally grew overnight. So it seems only fitting that PTI would grow at my house as well.

Did you order the pint size containers? They are sooooo cute. The challenge for this month's PTI blog hop is Navy paired with shades of pink! You can see the inspiration photo and see what everyone else made here.

I followed the lead of several of the PTI design team and painted my pencils with acrylic paint. It was easy and dried quickly so I could keep working.

Erin Lincoln also answered my SOS on the forum for adhering the paper wrap to the pint container. It works so WELL!

She said, "I have a nifty way to do that! I put double sided tape along the two side edges. Nothing on the top/bottom edges at all. And I leave a bit of an overhang of adhesive off the bottom of the die cut. Without removing the tape backing, I put the die cut in place against the container. Because no adhesive is exposed, you can move it around a bit to get perfect placement. When you have it where you want it and holding your die cut against the container to keep it in place, you peel the backing paper off your double sided tape at the overhang and pull it down and off. (Reminds me a bit of when magicians pull a tablecloth out from underneath dishes and the dishes stay on the table.) Do it to the other side. And then trim the overhang."

Happy Hopping everyone! Enjoy your weekend. ~Rhonda

Plant a Seed Pencil Pot
stamps: PTI - Garden Variety, Fillable Frames #9
paper: PTI - Shimmer (pink), Enchanted Evening pattern paper pack, Limeade Ice, Simply Chartreuse, Raspberry Fizz, and vellum
ink: PTI - Raspberry Fizz
other: PTI - Raspberry Fizz felt, Pencil Blooms die, Pint Size Wrap die, Fillable Frames #9, Leave it Be dies; #2 pencils, stash - green tissue paper, Americana White acrylic paint

Wednesday Wishes

I had fun creating these happy birthday sets. They feel like spring! I had not used Wishes Come True very much but was determined to figure it out. The candles make sense when they are grounded with the oval from Sweet Spring or a sentiment. The font selection in this set is really nice.

I like making a case card but have found that impression plates are really important for me. I think they are the finishing touch.

I wish you could see my "happy" a little better. I stamped it in Harvest Gold first and decided it was too light so I re-stamped in Raspberry Fizz. It is a little offset with gives it a yellow glow. I like happy mistakes.

Have a great day and thanks so much for stopping by. ~Rhonda

Make a Wish card
stamps: PTI - Wishes Come True
paper: PTI - Limeade Ice, Stamper's Select White
ink: PTI - Limeade Ice, Harvest Gold
other: PTI - By the Numbers Impression Plate, Rustic Burlap Impression Plate, Wishes Come True die; PTI - twine; Hobby Lobby - Cotton Perle; MFT - Blueprints #6

Birthday Wishes cards
stamps: PTI - Swoosh, Wishes Come True, Sweet Spring
paper: PTI - Stamper's Select White, Raspberry Fizz, Harvest Gold
ink: PTI - Harvest Gold, Raspberry Fizz, Blueberry Sky
other: PTI - By the Numbers Impression Plate, Rustic Burlap Impression Plate, Wishes Come True die, Swoosh die; MFT - Blueprints #6

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