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

Wednesday Wishes


Another birthday card to share. I am loving the Retro Style sets.The new You're Been Framed: Oval has the perfect stamp for grounding the sign. Happy Happy!!! My sign legs are from No Strings Attached.

I used my MISTI to help speed up the stamping process. It did take some time to figure it out but now I have a template for anytime that I use this set. I just keep it in the back of my clear stamp pockets with the stamp set.

The trick is leaving room around the stamps so you can use different colors of ink easily. I will probably add the arrow dies to the template as well. 



Have a great week! Hope you didn't get fooled today!! ~Rhonda


It's your Birthday card
stamps: PTI - Fresh Alphabet, Retro Style Graduation, Retro Style Birthday Sentiments, You're Been Framed: Oval, No Strings Attached
paper: PTI - Enchanted Evening, Stamper's Select White
ink: PTI - Tropical Teal, Enchanted Evening, New Leaf, Raspberry Fizz, Classic Kraft
other: PTI - Retro Style Graduation dies, By the Numbers Impression Plate; MISTI tool

Sending Hugs - background basics: medalllions


Practice makes perfect - and I NEED a lot more practice on backgrounds!! An additional benefit of using the MISTI is that I can use the very light ink colors and stamp then more than once to get great colors.

Do you need a hug today??? I hope you have someone close to give you one or accept this virtual one. I appreciate each of you that take the time to stop by. ~Rhonda
 
Sending Hugs card
stamp: PTI - Big Hugs, Background Basics: Medallions
paper: PTI - Sweet Blush, Stamper's Select White; Black - stash
ink: PTI - Fresh Snow, Sweet Blush, Berry Sorbet
other: MFT - Pierced Square Stax; My Sweet Petunia - MISTI tool

Trust in the Lord



I had never had a lot of luck using the Rustic Wreath stamp set and die. I just could not get it to line up. I decided to give my MISTI a workout and see if it was up to the challenge.


I stamped the wreath on the card front first so the berries were in place. I then starting stamping the die cut. I really like the blue card that has the berries in spring rain and the rest of the wreath in the neutrals.


For the "blue" cards I stamped the wreath with Spring Rain first. I then did 2 different color schemes. Spring Rain, followed by Blueberry Sky and then Enchanted Evening randomly inked. The second one was Spring Rain first and then Fine Linen and Kraft. I had a blast using lots of ink colors.


The "green" cards were stamped with Spring Moss. I then followed that up with Ripe Avocado. I used the herringbone impression plate after I stamped the initial wreath on the white card stock. ~Rhonda

Trust in the Lord cards
stamps: PTI - A Cheerful Heart, Rustic Wreath
paper: PTI - Spring Moss, Blueberry Sky, Stamper's Select White
ink: PTI - Fine Linen, Kraft, Spring Moss, Ripe Avocado, Spring Rain, Blueberry Sky, Enchanted Evening
other: PTI -Herringbone IP, Rustic Wreath die; My Sweet Petunia - MISTI tool

Wednesday Wishes #10


I'm excited with how these cards turned out! More than one color on the stamp adds so much more dimension. I really love the spring moss and ripe avocado inks together.

I think you can see what a difference the impression plate makes as well. I also used the new linen cardstock from PTI. That is a little harder to see.
I love that I'm making several cards at a time.It has taken a little practice to get the work flow figured out.

I hope you are adjusting to daylight savings time. I'm just ready to see some sunshine. ~Rhonda

Birthday Wishes card
stamps: PTI - Meadow Greens, Rosie Posie, Rosie Posie Step 2
paper: PTI - Summer Sunrise, Fresh Snow linen
ink: PTI - Summer Sunrise, Orange Zest, Spring Moss, Ripe Avocado; Memento - Tuxedo Black
other: PTI - Rosie Posie dies, Meadow Greens dies, Herringbone Impression Plate; My Sweet Petunia - MISTI

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