Who is Counting?

Certainly not ME! I'm in that forever 29 category. HA! My inspiration for this card comes from the latest Unscripted Sketches #74 challenge. 

Come play along! ~ Rhonda

stamps: Cats Pajamas - Penguin Birthday; PTI Birthday Bash
paper: Paper Studio - Boho Chic; PTI Stampers Select White
ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
other: rhinestones colored with Copic Markers; Twinery - twine; Spellbinders circles lg

Papertrey Blop Hop

The challenge is to show off any skills you might have learned from a fellow stamper, and perhaps even give them a little shout out to thank them for the inspiration they have provided.  Create a project using one of your favorite learned skills and perhaps after a little blog hopping, we will ALL learn some new tips and tricks and continue to pass on the love of this hobby!

The best thing I've learned is to rely on sketches to get the creativity going. Often times it gets changed so much it no longer matches but the jumping off point is important. I like Mish's recent idea of hanging up some of your favorites cards and CASing yourself! Though I'd rather CASe Mish!!!
I'm using a sketch from Mojo Monday for this card. 

I am loving the new Framed stamp set. I keep finding more sentiments that fit. I ultimately used the sentiment from Fillable Frames #7 but sentiments from 2009 Autumn Tags work as well.

Happy Hopping Everyone! ~ Rhonda

stamps: PTI Framed, Fillable Frames #7, 2009 Autumn Tags,
papers: PTI Vintage Cream; Cosmo Cricket - Wanted Mini Deck
ink: PTI Ocean Tides,
other: PTI small scallop die, buttons; Circle & Scallop Punch; sewing machine; Twinery - brown twine

Happy Birthday!

Well, I met up with Sue for a day of stamping and came away with ONLY ONE completed project!!! We were having too much fun shopping the scrapbook store then enabling the staff at said store with Papertrey goodies. They are placing their own order today.

I did came home with a lot of things that I will use for future projects. Such as the "brick and wooden floor" embossed paper that we made with the foundant plates.

I picked up some more Cosmo Cricket mini decks. I love this paper! I also used a Cricut for the 1st time!!! Can I just say addicting? What do you think about skulls in the friendship jars? and a raven on top?

Off to the get my hair cut and colored!!! Gotta wash that gray right outta my head! ~ Rhonda

stamps: PTI Just the Ticket, 
paper: Cosmo Cricket - Wanted; PTI - Ocean Tides, Vintage Cream
ink: Memento Rich Cocoa
other: PTI Beautiful Blooms dies, ticket die, med scallop die, button, twine,

Enjoy life!

Just inked up the new Framed PTI stamp set and discovered that several of the sentiments from Star Prints fit the frame opening perfectly!! I can't wait to see what other sets fit as well.

Can you see the veins in the felt leaf? It really is pretty.

I also selected the winner of the Paper Crafts magazine winner. It was #4 - Christi in MA. Christi send my your address and I'll pop it in the mail. Thanks to everyone who added their linky. I enjoyed visiting your blog.

Can you believe that today is the FIRST day of FALL!!!! Hope you have a great day. I'm off to stamp with Sue from the PTI forum. ~ Rhonda

stamps: PTI - framed, star prints, leaf prints
paper: PTI - terra cotta tile, vintage cream
ink: Memento Cocoa, Tuxedo Blk
other: PTI wood impression plate, leaf die, twine

Home Decor

I mentioned the other day that I had unpacked the fall decor and had purchased some of the tall glass containers that I'm seeing everywhere. The big decision was deciding what to fill them with and NOT spend any money. I used pine cones, white beans, and flowers. 

For a little Halloween whimsy I added the black birds.

The finishing touch is the owl I downloaded from the Graphics Fairy that I printed on vellum.

Thanks for visiting today! ~ Rhonda

happy Harvest

Today's card is digi hybrid happiness! Fabulous paper + funky frame +  fun sketch = Spectacular Creation.

The sketch is based on the new site Papercraft Star here. I love that your peers can vote on which projects they love!

It's always about the details. Cutting the grid paper to match the curve of the frame and then the DP squares on the inside to match as well worked well. Do you love the frame with the owl? You can get it from Lindsay Jane's blog here

Pop dots were needed for dimension of the pumpkin. I am loving this paper lots. 

Just had to share a picture of the twine sampler pack I received from The Twinery. 15 yds each of 8 wonderful colors.

Just a reminder - The magazine giveaway is open for a couple more days. Thanks for stopping by! ~Rhonda

Paper: Echo Park - Apothecary Paper Pack and Elements; PTI blk;
other: Lindsay Jane - Halloween Border; PTI rickrack die


Just a reminder that I'm giving away the current Papercrafts magazine to someone. Scroll down.

Scary!! not really! I love today's card. This is the 1st time to ink up the Friendship Jars. My design is based on Unscripted Sketches. I really like the sparkle from the Silver Spica pen.

I found a new favorite paper for fall. They are digital papers and elements from Echo Park. I found them at Jessica Spray's site. They are a One Buck Wednesday feature. They are on sale until midnight today. I scaled them down for card making.

Hope you have a wonderful weekend. I'm going garage sale shopping today. Would love to find some ribbon or old books. ~ Rhonda

stamps: PTI Friendship Jars and Fall Fillers
paper: Echo Park - Apothecary Paper Pack and Elements; PTI Blk, Vintage Cream
ink: Memento Tuxedo Blk
other: PTI jar die, sunshine impression plate; Copic Markers; Spica pens


I'm enjoying the "thought" of FALL! It's still in the 90's here. I unpacked my fall items for the house and went to work getting everything set up. Have you seen all the decorating being done with the tall glass canisters? Well . . . Hobby Lobby had them 50% off so I had to have some.

Today's card has me tickled. Can you imagine pulling up to this driver on the road??? I used the ghost from PTI's Tiny Treats: Halloween. The pumpkin on top is from the Fall Jar Fillers set.

As you can see PTI's Simple Alphabet is the perfect size for the license plate.

Almost the weekend. Do you have big plans? ~ Rhonda

stamps: PTI Enjoy the Ride, Simple Alphabet, Fall Jar Fillers, Tiny Treats: Halloween
ink: PTI Simply Charteruse, Spring Rain; Memento Tuxedo Blk
paper: PTI Stampers Select Wht; Hobby Lobby - DP
other: PTI Enjoy the Ride die; Simply Divine - twine; Stickles, ribbon - Hobby Lobby

Tag: You're IT! Papertrey Peeps Challenge #16

I am hosting the newest Papertrey Peeps Challenge #16 here. If you have seen several of my lastest posts you might notice that I like tags. The challenge is to create a tag with an emphasis on sentiments. Hope you will play along too!!

A little sneak peak! Wonder how many different sentiments on a theme you have?

Hope you have time to get inky this week! ~ Rhonda

When I count my blessings . . .

I'm so thankful to the many people I have met through blogging. My cards today were inspired by Dana's post here. They also qualify for the newest Shabby Tea Room and Papertrey Peep challenge by Angy here. I had so much fun creating them. I got carried away making the tags.

I love this trio! Do you have a rickrack die? It's a must have. I love being able to make skinny or wide with the same die. I loved putting rickrack behind the tag and then matching the line with a different size on the tag front. FUN!

I rubbed the versamark ink on the card base to bring out the linen impression plate. It is a little hard to see.

Can't you see the tag on a kraft bag with yellow and orange tissue?

I would have never guessed that a big circle would provide the weight needed to balance this card.

Have a wonderful week friends! ~Rhonda
stamps: PTI Leaf Prints, Fillable Frames #7, Fall Elegance
ink: SU Ruby Red, Crushed Curry, Dusty Durango; PTI - Chai, Chamomile, New Leaf; Versamark
paper: SU Dusty Durango, plaid - stash
other: Staples - tags, PTI - leaf dies, rickrack die, woodgrain impression plate, linen impression plate

Celebrate Autumn

I'm happily making cards for challenges this week. Today's card works for TWO!! The sketch is from Card Patterns #80 and celebrate fall is the theme at Tuesday Throwdown.

I am loving the new PTI Leaf Prints set with matching dies. What do you think about the Victorian ABC paper? You can get this from the Graphics Fairy here.

Thanks so much for stopping by! ~Rhonda

stamps: PTI Leaf Prints,
paper: PTI Dk Choc., Pure Poppy; Graphics Fairy - ABC
ink: Memento Dk Cocoa; PTI - Spring Moss
other: PTI med scallop, twine; EK Success - leaf punch

Happy Day!

I love red, yellow, and white! They are happy colors. I inked up a new ala mode sweetie "Time to Celebrate" for this weeks Mojo Monday sketch challenge. This sketch is a keeper too!

This is an easy image to color! Hope you get to create today! ~Rhonda

supplies used:
stamps: MFT ala mode Tme to Celebrate
paper: Cosmo Cricket Material Girl Mini Deck; PTI - Pure Poppy; other - stash
ink: Memento Tuxedo Black; SU - Real Red
Other: Copic Markers; Spellbinder Nesties circles lg; Hobby Lobby - ribbon; SU - punch for sentiment

little Monster

Hope you enjoyed the long weekend. We are getting rain, lots of rain due to the effects of Hermine. It is giving the week a false sense of FALL cause I'm sure the higher temps will return.

I'm playing along with Unscripted Sketches #71 today. I was able to make this card pretty quickly. Gotta love that!

Don't you just love this little one-eyed creature!!! I am using the jar label die alot for sentiments.

I was lucky enough to spend yesterday stamping with PTI forum friend Sue. We had a blast sharing goodies. ~ Rhonda

Supplies used:
stamps: PTI Tiny Treats: Halloween
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
paper: PTI Stampers Select White, Orange Zest, New Leaf
other: PTI sunshine impression plate, jar label die; MFT notebook edge die; Divine Twine - orange; Copic Markers
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