Easter Blessings

Just a quick post. I made this Easter card using one of the monthly Verve sketches. I didn't get a chance to post before Easter. We were able to spend Easter with family which always makes it fun.

stamps: Verve - Everlasting Life; PTI - Flower Fusion, Dot Spots
paper: Cosmo Cricket - Garden Variety Mini Deck; PTI - Vintage Cream
ink:  Memento - Rich Cocoa;
other: PTI - Turning a new leaf die, flower fusion die, twine; corner chomper

Thank you friend

Sweet and simple! I'm always needing thank you cards so a easy design means I can make it quick if needed.

My background stamps are getting more of a work out since I'm using them on banners. Especially since I don't have to worry so much about lining them up!!! :) 

Thanks for visiting!! ~Rhonda
stamps: PTI Fillable Frames #7, Flutterby Friends, Dot Spot, Background Basics: Geometrics, Banner Basics
paper: PTI Vintage Cream; Blue and Orange paper - K & Co. ? I think
ink: SU Only Orange; Memento Rich Cocoa
other: PTI banner dies, double ended banner die; sewing machine

Easter Blessings

The PTI tag-its #1 stamps are PERFECT for making the M&M treat bags. A friend came over to borrow my goodies to make these cuties. Won't these be adorable for Easter baskets??

I love how the butterfly fits so perfectly. ~Rhonda

stamps: PTI - Tag-its #1, Butterfly Dreams
paper: PTI - Stampers Select White
ink: SU Melon Mambo, Green Galore
other: PTI limitless label dies; embroidery floss - stash; GT Bag Co. - lip & tape bags; Candy - Wal-mart

We will serve the Lord

Have you noticed that BIG bows are all the rage??? Since I have short hair and no little girls, this trend has not applied to me but a big bow on a card I can do!! and a big bow needs some additional bling. This Verve Joshua verse is perfect for a little house embellishment.

But I didn't stop with one house as I pulled the shrink plastic out and used the PTI Handmade with Love dies to create additional charms. I used my Copic markers to "paint" them.

If you try your hand at some charms, let me know so I can see! ~Rhonda

stamps: Verve - Plain Jane Joshua 24:15
paper: Crate Paper - Restoration; PTI - Vintage Cream
ink: Versamark
other: PTI - Love Lives Here dies, Ocean Tides ribbon, natural twine, tag sale die #3; clear embossing powder

Happy Birthday!

Can you tell that I fell in LOVE with October Afternoon's Seaside paper? PTI's Make a Wish dies make birthday cards especially easy to do. 

Am I the only one that almost never used white as a card base anymore? I seem to gravitate to the cream. The sentiment stamped on its side is a nice change of pace.

Thanks for visiting! ~Rhonda

stamps: PTI - Simple Sentiments,
paper: October Afternoon Seaside; PTI Vintage Cream
ink: Memento Rich Cocoa
other: PTI Make a Wish die; corner chomper;


I have really had fun making myself work with LOTS of patterned paper. Even several weeks ago I don't think I could have pulled this off but it seems to be clicking this week. This card was inspired by the fact that my hubby and I leave today for a CRUISE!! white sand beaches and sunny days here we COME!!!

I love the little boy in this paper. Friend is stamped on the PTI double ended banner die and the sweet ship is Verve's Text Objects paper pieced.

I like the friendship quote stamped on the yellow floral. "There are big ships and small ships. But the best ship of all is friendship. Friendship is the golden thread that ties the heart of all the world". - John Evelyn

I hope you have a wonderful weekend! If blogger cooperates I have a few scheduled posts for next week! ~Rhonda

stamps: Verve - Text Objects
paper: October Afternoon - Seaside; PTI Vintage Cream,
ink: PTI - Enchanted Evening
other: PTI - tag sale #3, double ended banner die; sewing machine; seam binding

Enjoy the Ride!

I'm playing along with the Mojo Monday #185 challenge. I found this London map paper in my Thrift Shop paper pad and immediately thought of this cute little car!!

With the addition of the flowers, I think this qualifies as a LOVE bug! ~Rhonda

stamps: PTI - Enjoy the Ride
paper: PTI - Vintage Cream, True Black; October Afternoon - Thrift Shop
ink: Memento Tuxedo Black; PTI - Vintage Cream
other: PTI - Enjoy the Ride die, rickrack die, eyelet lace border die, banner label die; Hobby Lobby - flowers

I'm so Proud of You

I love the simplicity of this card! I followed the basic design format of a stripe, a floral, and a print. 

A little sewing and stacked butterflies and this screams SPRING!!!

Hope you are having a wonderful week!!! ~Rhonda

stamps: Verve - Dare to Be; PTI - Label Basics
paper: October Afternoon - Seaside; PTI - Vintage Cream
ink: PTI - Enchanted Evening
other: PTI - butterfly dreams die, Love lives Here die, label basics die; sewing machine

He has made Everything . . .

Happy Monday everyone!!! Purple, yellow, and a beautiful green makes me think SPRING!!! All my trees are budding or already out. Their leaves are my favorite lime green early spring color.

My card is based on the 1st April Verve sketch for the month as well as PTI's Make it Monday #8 and #9!! I didn't get the card posted in time for #8 blending but was pleasantly surprised that #9 is heat embossing which I did as well.

For my blending, I used PTI's spring moss, lemon tart, and plum pudding. I then used clear embossing for my Plain Jane Verve flower. I love the added texture that this provides for the sentiment. ~Rhonda

stamps: Verve - Plain Jane Ecclesiastes 3:11, Plain Jane flower
paper: Cosmo Cricket - Pixie-lious, PTI Vintage Cream, Simply Chartreuse, Egg Hunt collection
ink: PTI Spring Moss, Lemon Tart, Plum Pudding; Memento - Rich Cocoa; Versamark
other: PTI doily details; Nestibilities - classic squares; rhinestones - stash; clear embossing powder; Copic Markers


Happy April Fool's Day Everyone!!!! Any pranks at your house?

What makes you think of SPRING??? Butterflies, flowers, bunnies? This month the Verve Team has dared us to make a card, project, layout, or whatever fits our stamping style using this month's theme - Color Me Spring!

Easter is one of the hallmark's of spring for me. This year it falls on the latest possible date: April 25. Only once in the past 100 years—in 1886—has it been so late. It will not happen again in this century.

I just received my Everlasting Life set from Verve with this wonderful sentiment. I love the impression plate with the royal velvet paper.

I also made this ATC for my growing collection. This is were I start when I'm having mojo trouble. The slighter smaller size seems to be an easier place to start on some days. 

I hope you have a wonderful weekend. I'm packing for my upcoming cruise!!!  ~Rhonda

stamps: Verve - Everlasting Life, Thoughtful Florals
paper: Cosmo Cricket - Pixie-licioius; PTI - Royal Velvet, Vintage Cream
ink: SU - lovely lilac; Memento - Rich Cocoa
other: PTI - New Leaf dies, Fillable frames #7, twine,linen impression plate; pop dots
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