Papertrey May Blog Hop Challenge

Papertrey Hop Time!!! Challenge - FELT!! I wanted to do something besides a card so I choose to make a little pin cushion. 

The Spellbinders Labels One and Papertrey Ink Beautiful Bloom dies cut through the felt like butter as we say. I used Vintage Labels stamped in Fresh Snow ink to add some definition to the felt.

Raspberry Fizz felt for the flowers topped with a matching button! 

Enough detail from me cause I know you want to keep hopping!! Have fun! ~Rhonda

supplies used
Stamps: Papertrey Ink - Vintage Labels
Ink: Papertrey Ink - Fresh Snow
Felt: Papertrey Ink - Raspberry Fizz, Simply Chartreuse 
Other: Spellbinder Labels One, Beautiful Blooms II dies, PTI - buttons


I created a CAS card for the CAS-tastic Challenge.CAS in the simplest of terms means Clean and Simple. The challenge this week is do to a one layer card. The anniversary set from Papertrey Ink - Round and Round was perfect!! 

Vintage cream cardstock, plum pudding ink and ribbon, and a little butterfly punch finished this card quickly. 

Hope you are having a wonderful week. ~Rhonda

supplies used:
stamps: Papertrey Ink - Round and Round
paper: Papertrey Ink - Vintage Cream
ink: Papertrey Ink - Plum pudding
other: Martha Stewart pop up butterflies punch, PTI ribbon

Let your Dream take Flight!

Today is Graduation Day at our home.  Reed is a great young man of whom we are very proud. I am amazed at how quickly the time has passed. Hug your babies cause they don't stay that way long. (Blurred the personal info)
I used a sentiment from Butterfly Dreams with Fly Away to create a great graduation card. I wish you could see the colors in person. They are a lovely gray that matches lemon tart perfectly. The papers are from a Pinkpaislee - Queen Bee paper pad. 

I used SU Going Grey ink for the plane and sentiments.

A sentiment from The Graduate continues the "dream" theme on the inside. Love putting different sets together.

My PTI goodies came yesterday. I made a lined envelope to match with the new die. The WOW factor is fabulous. Sorry I don't have time to get a picture of it loaded.

Think about me tonight as I'm chaperoning the All Night Party. Square dancing, Jump Extreme, outdoor movies, and breakfast!! 200++ kids!! ~Rhonda

Just because

A duo today using Papertrey Ink's Round and Round. So many possibilities with this set. The stripe paper is part of the Color Couture products from Papertrey Ink.

Do you love impression plates??? They really increase the WOW factor. The mat stack die saves so much time by letting you create large focal points easily.

I'm trying very hard to make multiple cards when I get everything out. What set are you inking up today? ~ Rhonda

Friends to the End

I have to love this card! My oldest son had the following comment, "I think your cards are starting to look more professional.  I really like this one." Out of the mouth of teenage boys!! But seriously I think we all want to improve our craft.

My inspiration for this card came from Julie Stainton. I loved this idea! I think next time I will chose paper that has a little more contrast so you can see the different borders more easily. How many borders did you spy?

A rub-on letter was fun. I need to use those scrap booking supplies that are languishing in a closet. I was so excited about the flower. It was patterned paper that I cut using the Beautiful Blooms II die!!

If you need more info on any of my posts this week, just let me know. Life is hectic with graduation happening on Friday but creating is a great stress reliever. ~Rhonda

Hi There!

A quick card that uses the Beautiful Blooms II dies to create a background paper of sorts. The pattern paper is part of the Color Couture line from Papertrey Ink. It is supposed to match Spring Rain but my printer didn't translate the match. Anyone else have that problem? a solution? anyone? 

I used the hello and hi there from Papertrey's Mixed Messages for each petal. Some enchanted evening buttons plus twine and it is done. ~Rhonda

Happy 16th Birthday Ryker!

Well, today my son Ryker turns 16!! I would like to wish him Happy Birthday but he will have to wake up first! He hopes to take his driver test next week. Ryker would like to work on parallel parking just a little more.

My first card is for him and the second one has a spot for a friend's birthday. I will just need to "fill in" the age. My inspiration came from Melissa to use the car as a background paper. Love this. Thanks Melissa!

Ryker wants a new X-Box 360 games that releases tomorrow so I made this coupon that he can redeem later. I used a little argyle and fillable frames #3 for the front. 

For the back I printed a text box from the computer and cut it out with a Spellbinders' label three die. 

Hope you get a chance to get inky this week. Thanks so much for stopping by! ~Rhonda

Delightful Dahlia Trio

A pretty trio using the Delightful Dahlia set and die. My 1st card was the Orange Zest "Just Because." After I had completed this card I felt like the V-8 commercial. "Knock myself in the head" I should have used the Picnic Plaid impression plate!!!!!

So . . . "For a Gracious Hostess" included the impression plate. It really adds that extra touch for a great looking card. I really liked using the Vintage Frames dotted frame inside the labels one to add impact to the sentiment.

My inspiration for these cards came from one Dawn McVey had created which I can't find on her blog now and Sue Ann's card here. Using the rickrack die to create a larger border piece.

I love how inspiration is just a click away at all times.

I'm on the countdown for my son's graduation next Friday! I ordered the cake, bought a new dress/shoes, made thank you cards, and the list goes on!

Hope you are having a wonderful week! ~Rhonda

Supplies used:
Stamps: Papertrey Ink - Delightful Dahlia, Mega Mixed Messages,
Paper: Papertrey Ink - Kraft, Select White, New Leaf; Pattern paper from stash
Ink: Papertrey Ink - Orange Zest, Aqua Mist; SU - Real Red; Versamark; Memento- Rich Cocoa
Other: Papertrey Ink - Delightful Dahlia die, rick rack die, small scallop die, picnic plaid impression plate; Spellbinders - Label One die 

Domestic Goddess

How many Domestic Goddesses are in the house today??? I fell in love with this stamp set. The sentiments are fun and several are brilliantly sarcastic. I love the retro look though I don't remember a wall clock like this. 

Copic Markers made this easy to finish. Don't you love her teased hair!!! I'm thankful that I'm not tied to a phone cord anymore.

A burst of orange rick rack and shoes adds a little punch. ~ Rhonda

Supplies I used:
Stamps: There She Goes - Domestic Goddess
Paper: PTI - Stampers Select White; SEI - Chick A Doo
Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Blk;
Other: Copic Markers; PTI - rick rack die, woodgrain impression plate; SB lg rectangles; pop dots

Vase for Flowers?

Terri challenged the Papertrey Peeps to use a template as the base of a project. I struggle with templates. They never still to work for me but I found one that is super easy. It took 5 minutes to create! A desktop caddy. I followed this tutorial.

I turned mine into a vase for Knockout Roses from my garden. I inserted a Solo cup that I trimmed and actually used a flower frog for its intended purpose.


I adhered two 12x12 papers together so the inside would be pretty as well. A great sentiment and it was complete.

If you find templates intimidating, start with this one! ~Rhonda 

Products I used:
Stamps: Papertrey Ink - Through the Trees, Fillable Frames #1
Paper: the Paper Studio - Boho Chic; Papertrey Ink - Select White
Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Blk
Other: Papertrey Ink - Fillable Frames #1 die; Hobby Lobby - blk ribbon

Happy Mother's Day!

Can you believe it's already time for Mother's Day? 2010 is going by so quickly! 

Nerina has issued a new challenge for the Papertrey Peeps - #7 An Inspiring Life. We were to visit A Creative Mint .... select a photo that inspired us and start creating!! I choose a fairly recent photo taken on April 25th. The colors are stunning! I would love to have this beautiful bouquet in my home.

I choose to pick up the pinks and a touch of purple is my tissue paper flower. Just like the different colors of pink roses, I used several different pink papers. I had some difficulty photographing the pinks. They are lighter in person.

Silver embossing powder, Viva silver pearl dots, and a touch of silver in the flower continued the classy feel.

Creating my own background papers using sandable cardstock and impression plates is so much fun!! You need to try this.

Have a great week everyone!!! ~Rhonda

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
Papertrey Peeps  - color inspiration
SFYTT - sketch
Crafty Creations - make your own bkground paper

Products I used:
Stamps: Papertrey Ink - Vintage Labels, Delightful Dahlias, Backgrounds Text Style
Paper: Papertrey Ink - Select White; Core'dination - Pastels; stash
Ink: Versamark
Other: SB Labels One, impressibilities - flowers; silver embossing powder; tissue paper; Viva silver pearl pen; Papertrey Ink - Picnic Plaid impression plate,

Live for Today!

Have you ever used Core'dination cardstock? I had not! Caardvarks has teamed with the Core'dination team with a challenge to create a monochromatic card.You don't have to use the sandable card stock but I had been dying to try some.

I used a Spellbinder Impressibility - Flowers and a Papertrey impression plate - Picnic Plaid to create the gorgeous light blue background paper. Sanding was easy and the results, stunning. As I wanted to see this pretty paper, I choose to keep the rest of the card simple.

Papertrey Enchanted Evening card stock, ribbon, and buttons completed this classy card.

I love the way the Picnic Plaid Impressions plate created a diamond through the flowers.

I appreciate each of you taking time to visit my blog. Your encouraging comments make my day!! ~Rhonda

Supplies used:
Stamps: Papertrey Ink - Through the Trees
Paper: Core'dinations - Classic Sunshine; Papertrey Ink - Enchanted Evening, Select White
Ink: Papertrey Ink - Enchanted Evening
Other: Spellbinder Impressibility -Flowers; Papertrey Ink - Woodgrain and Picnic Plaid Impression plates, Fillable Frames #3 die, Enchanted Evening twill ribbon and buttons.

Birthday and Strawberry Picking

Well, yesterday was a full day. I went garage sale hunting and found an addition for my stamping studio. A CD holder that spins and fits perfectly on my work table. It will hold 88 stamp CD's. The bottom was designed for VCR tapes so my re-inkers and acrylic blocks fit nicely in this space. I believe this is the best $4 I've spent.

My sweet husband turned 51 as well. We went strawberry picking. 30 lbs!!! We ate angel food cake with chocolate syrup, cool whip, and strawberries. Now I know spring has arrived.

I can show you the birthday card I made Bob now too!! I combined inspiration from Nicole Heady and Michele Wooderson to complete this fun card.
I love the woodgrain for the car body. Fresh alphabet is going to get lots of use for emphasizing the birthday number.


Hope you are enjoying a beautiful weekend! ~Rhonda

Supplies used:
Stamps: PTI - Enjoy the Ride, Take Note, Fresh Alphabet, Woodgrain, Little Arygle, Background: Text Style II
Paper: PTI - Stampers Select White, True Black, Kraft; SU - Soft Suede
Ink: SU - Soft Suede; Versamark; Memento - Tuxedo Black
Other: PTI Enjoy the Ride die, rick rack die, silver embossing powder, Spica glitter pen, 1 3/4 circle punch,
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