Thank You - Masculine



I needed a thank you for the guys who have been working on our HS Youth Group House. I love to see walls come down.


I would like to do this card again and somehow create belt loops for the tools! Any ideas? ~Rhonda

Thank you card
stamps: Handy Hardware
paper: PTI - Kraft, Dark Chocolate, Stamper's Select White; My Mind's Eye - Lost and Found
ink: Memento Rich Cocoa; Stamping Up - Going Grey
other: PTI - Handy Hardware dies; My Favorite Things - Blueprints One

Birthday Joy



The next Stamp a Faire challenge was the Rolled Dough Challenge. Your challenge is to use Paperclay in a creative way either in a project on it's own or incorporated into a card. I decided to use the method that Melissa Phillips used to sandwich the dough between vellum. I was amazed at how cool the texture is. I stamped them with Background Basics: Text Style II.


I had forgotten how much I liked the Argyle pattern. Need to use this one a lot more for fall. ~Rhonda


Birthday Joy card
stamps: PTI - A Little Argyle, Stylish Sentiments: Birthday, Background Basics: Text Style II
paper: PTI - Kraft; Hobby Lobby - Vellum
ink: PTI - Spring Moss reinker, Raspberry Fizz and reinker
other: PTI - Beautiful Blooms #2 dies, Happiness in Bloom Leaves, Raspberry Fizz button; cheesecloth; twine; Delight Paperclay

for the BEST Teacher


 

I participated in the first SAF challenge - Breakfast Bake and Take. Your challenge is to pick one color scheme and one sketch to whip up a quick project you can be proud of! I chose to use the following recipes.


The book print impression plate was perfect for adding a little more dimension and interest. I really enjoyed the color palette. Not one I would have chosen on my own.


Hope you are having a great week! We are supposed to get a cold front this week. Temps in the middle 90's. We will take it. ~Rhonda

for the best teacher card
stamps: PTI - Apple Prints
paper: PTI - Smokey Shadow, Orange Zest, Simply Chartreuse, Stamper's Select White
ink: Versamark; PTI - Simply Chartreuse, Ripe Avocado, Pure Poppy
other: PTI - Book Print Impression Plate; Corner Chopper; Embossing Buddy; Heat Gun; White embossing powder

Girly Party - What's your love language?




Last week was my 2nd Annual High School Girly Event for our Youth Group Girls. Our theme was Love. Everyone did a Love Assessment. If you aren't familiar with Love Languages you should check out the books written by Gary Chapman & Ross Campbell. You should spot a few hearts used in the decor.


My dear friend Robin came over the night before to set up for the event. We were whacking on my shrubs in the dark to hang in the chandeliers. I used PTI's Limitless Layers: Hearts cut from kraft to hang from the branches.


We used mismatched plates with silver charges and white napkins that we tied with tiny tags stamped with different words. So cute and super easy!


Old books, mason jars filled with roses, phlox, and crepe myrtle flowers and candles on vintage lace table clothes = perfect.  


Dinner was chicken salad, quiche, vegtables, and fruit served on silver trays. Lemonade and tea complete with sugar cubes which I think was a first for many of the girls completed the party atmosphere.


BUT WAIT!! Don't forget dessert. A cupcake bar, complete with little flags for the cupcakes made with the double ended banner die and the little hearts that were left over from the tiny tags.


White and chocolate cupcakes in the polka dotted liners with different kinds of frosting, sprinkles, and crushed Oreos.


We had a lovely evening. Just in cause you are wondering, my love language is words of affirmation and acts of service!! What about you? ~Rhonda 

supplies used:
stamps: PTI - Fall Elegance, Framed Out (words for napkin tags)
paper: PTI - kraft, Aqua Mist pattern paper, Raspberry Fizz, Limeade Ice pattern paper
other: PTI - tiny tag dies, double ended banner die,







A PAWful Pause


It has been a crazy 2 weeks with unexpected happenings. I was able to play along with several of the SAF challenges but life got in the way of posting. My youngest son headed back to college on Sunday of SAF so I thought I would post on Monday. Monday came with the reality that our beloved lab, Roxy of 14 years wasn't going to make it through the day. Her heart was willing but her body wasn't. The vet said she was stroking as well. Roxy was a faithful friend. I haven't spend much time in my stamping area as it seems a little lonely without her under my feet.


Thankfully I have had a busy calendar with lots of people activities. I'll get back to putting cards up soon. ~Rhonda
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