Love You - January 2013 PTI Blog Hop


It's time once again for the Papertrey Ink Blog Hop. The challenge is to turn our creativity towards black! You can see what everyone is creating at Nicole Heady's blog here. I starting by pulling out anything that I thought would work for a Valentine theme. I had a pretty big mess going as you will see.

First up is a card that uses the chalkboard technique. This was my first time to try this and it certainly won't be my last. I had FUN! This is great for using stamps from lots of different sets.

This second card uses black as one of the main elements. The tiny envelope is bursting with hearts. 

Do you like the way I tied my heart?

My last card again used the blackboard technique. Have you picked up Authentique's Lovely Collection paper pad yet? Great papers.

The X & O's are from the Papertrey Ink border die. I also used the In the Meadow die for the heart paper behind the sentiment layer.

This last picture shows ALL the fun I will be having as I clean my craft room. If you look closely at the picture you might spy my new die storage. If you are interested I will be posting more about it on Monday, January 28th. So stop back by. 

Happy Hopping! ~Rhonda

Love You supplies
stamps: PTI - Sending My Love, Heart-2-Heart #3, Framed Out #5, Framed Out #12; MFT - Gift Card Greetings; Verve - Love Notes
ink: PTI - Pure Poppy; Versamark
paper: PTI - Smokey Shadow, Stamper's Select White
dies: PTI - Framed Out #12
other: white embossing powder

XOXO supplies
stamps: PTI - With All My Heart, Love Potion, Just the Ticket, Framed Out #5; Verve - Sweet Treats, Love Notes
ink: PTI - Fresh Snow; Versamark
paper: PTI - Pure Black, Smokey Shadow; Authentique Collection: Lovely
dies:PTI - XO Border, In the Meadow; MFT - Fishtail Flags, Vertical Greetings; Verve - Wavy Hearts
other: Ranger Distress Crackle paint - Picket Fence; Tattered Angels - Glam Glitter Paint; Mini Wooden Clothespins; Washi Tape - Pick your Plum

Love Notes supplies
stamps: Verve - Love Notes
ink: Versamark
paper: PTI Pure Black, Smokey Shadow; Authentique Collection: Lovely
dies: PTI - Tiny Envelope; Verve - Jotted Heart, Wavy Hearts, From the Heart
other: Twiney twine


  1. Three amazing cards. I love them all. Such fun you had, and I like how you incorporated pops of color with your black.

  2. Really fabulous. Each card is a gem. If you had posted these in three separate posts, you would have had three chances of winning, and these all deserve a chance at winning.

    Your white, orderly stamping on the black is graphically masterful. The composition is really striking and compelling in its' orderly way. I will need to save pics of these to inspire me to create a new compositions.

    Thank you for sharing these beauties and enjoy the blogosphere today.

  3. All of your cards are beautiful Rhonda! I still haven't gotten around to trying the chalkboard technique - need to do that.

  4. These are all so terrific! (and my desk looks WAY worse this morning! lol!)

  5. They're all fantastic...
    and I love the chalkboard technique...
    the funnest one yet because anything that says it's ok to make a mess...
    it's right up my alley!! :)

  6. Wow, you got a lot done for the challenge! Well done!
    My favourite is the first one, though.... I love the collage you created!

  7. Rhonda all three cards are fabulous, love your subway art.

  8. Amazing cards. Love the chalkboard technique! - Irma

  9. gr8 cards - love the mix of sentiments.

  10. LOVE them ALL but the first with all the sentiments is my personal FAV! FAB post!

  11. Wow! great projects. Love the first one....

  12. These cards are all fantastic! I LOVE the heart on top of the bow. So much detail on your blog! Inspiring! LOVE!

  13. These cards are all fantastic! I LOVE the heart on top of the bow. So much detail on your blog! Inspiring! LOVE!

  14. Oh my gosh you have been busy! The seat does not look too bad for all the gorgeous cards you made. Can't wait to see your new storage. Each card has so much detail you did a great job.

  15. OH all of your cards look amazing! Love the reds and black together! I'll have to check back to see your die storage!

  16. Oh my goodness Rhonda your cards are just beautiful! I love the chalkboard effect and all of your little touches...just perfect. Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving such a nice comment. :)

  17. You've been busy! And yes, I DO like how you've tied your heart on. The envelope of hearts is really sweet!

  18. All are gorgeous Rhonda!! Love them all!!

  19. Love all three cards!! Just you have me curious about the die storage.

  20. Rhonda, you have been doing some serious crafting, girl! You have nailed the chalkboard technique. Filing away your heart tying to case.

  21. Rhonda, your cards were fabulous! Loved each one in a different way. And yes, I loved the way you secured the little heart embellish. But, if a prize was given to the messiest workspace, I'd wrestle it away from you! Going back into the cave to start cleanup. Then to start the fun all over again! Have a great weekend!

  22. My goodness, I am very impressed by all your productions, Rhonda, each one more fabulous than the one before!! It's obvious you had a ball with this!

  23. Wow, great job with the challenge! All three cards are wonderful. I love your subway art--the pop of red on the first card looks fantastic.


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