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Flowers ‘N Smiles…

Flowers and smiles sent through the mail in a card will make you a hero.  People inspite of all the social media, still like to receive “snail mail”…I know this is true.

So here’s a card you could send any day for no reason at all and make someone’s day…

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I’d love to receive this card in the mail…no text or instant message could ever mean as much.

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…

Stuff

  • Paper:  Pool Party, Mossy Meadow, Hello Honey, Cajun Craze, Pear Pizazz
  • Ink:  Basic Black
  • Stamps:  Greatest Greetings (sentiment)  Botanical Blooms
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Linen Thread, Botanical Builder Framelits Dies, Circle Punch

Digits

  • The Pool Party base card is 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored and folded at 5 1/2″
  • The DSP layer is 4″ x 5 1/4″ attached to base card with adhesive
  • The Vertical Mossy Meadow layer is 2 1/8″ x 5 1/4″
  • The vertical DSP layer is 2″ x 5 1/8″ attached to Mossy Meadow layer with adhesive.  Wrap Line Thread several times around bottom of this layer.  Attach to card front with glue.
  • Stamp sentiment on Pool Party in Basic Black ink and punch with 1 3/4″ circle punch.  Attach to card front with dimensionals
  • Punch out flowers in your favorite color combo and a few leaves.  All leaves and flowers are set on another Pool Party 1 3/4″ circle the added to card front with glue.  Some of the smaller flowers are off the circle for interest.
  • Inside there is a 3 1/4″ x 4 1/4″ Whisper White layer.  I stamped across the bottom in Hello Honey the little stick border stamp, added some Pool Party leaf veins a Pool Party flower punched out with a Pear Pizazz leaf.  Love it!

There are no limits to what you can do with this flower framelit set bundled with the Botanical Blooms stamp set.  It is amazing!

Hope you are planning a fun weekend and that you are toasty warm…

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

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Some days are like that…

Come get inky with me…Be HaPpY!

B

Get Well Sooner…

Good health is not to be taken for granted.  I try to be thankful every day for the good health I have enjoyed.

When a friend of mine is sick, a get well sooner card is on its way…pronto!

Here’s one of those cards…

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Those flowers would brighten you day…

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…

Stuff

  • Paper:  Pool Party, Mossy Meadow, Hello Honey, Cajun Craze, Basic Black and Pear Pizazz
  • Ink:  Basic Black
  • Stamps:  Greatest Greetings (sentiment) and Botanical Blossoms
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Botanical Builder Framelits Dies, Linen Thread, Circle Framelits

Digits

  • The Pool Party base card is 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored and folded at 5 1/2″
  • The Mossy Meadow layer is 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″ attached to base card with adhesive
  • The DSP layer is 4″ x 5 1/4″ attached to base card with adhesive
  • The vertical Mossy Meadow layer is 2 1/8″ x 4 1/8″
  • The DSP vertical layer is 2″ x 4″ attached to Mossy Meadow layer with adhesive.  Wrap several times on left side with Linen Thread and attach with adhesive.  Attach vertical layer to card front with glue.
  • Cut two circles with circle framelits one slightly smaller in DSP and the larger in Mossy Meadow and attach together and to card front with adhesive.
  • Cut leaves and flowers from cardstock.  Sponge centers and edges with same color as cardstock.  Add to card front in layers with glue, glue dots and dimensionals over leaves.
  • Stamp sentiment on Whisper White with Basic Black ink and layer over a Pool Party layer.  Attach to card front with dimensionals.
  • Inside there is a 3 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ Mossy Meadow layer with a Whisper White layer 3 1/4″ x 4 1/4″ over it.  One small flower with the smaller leaves was glued to the bottom right corner.

Hope you are feeling bright eyed and bushy tailed today…

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

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Always…

Get inky…Be HaPpY!

 

B

Sending Smiles…

It has been said the best make up you can put on your face is a genuine smile…and I agree.  Everyone looks better smiling.

Here’s a card with a sentiment sure to put a smile on someone’s face…

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Are you smiling?  I thought so.

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…

Stuff

  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White, Mossy Meadow, Pear Pizazz and Mint Macaron cardstock
  • Ink:  Basic Black, Mint Macaron
  • Stamps:  Greatest Greetings (sentiment) Botanical Blooms and Gorgeous Grunge
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Sequins and Botanical Builder Framelits

Digits

  • The Thick Whisper White base card is 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored and folded at 5 1/2″
  • The Mint Macaron layer is 4″ x 5 1/4″ attached with adhesive to card front
  • The top Whisper White layer is 3 3/4″ x 5″ attached to Mint Macaron layer with adhesive
  • Cut one large Mint Macaron flower sponge with Mint Macaron center and edges.  Stamp center with Basic Black. Cut one Mossy Meadow and one Pear Pizazz leaf.  Stamp with Basic Black.
  • Stamp sentiment in Basic Black
  • Stamp background in Basic Black across bottom then leaf veins in Mint Macaron and some Gorgeous Grunge splats in Mint Macaron.
  • Add leaves first  with glue and then flower with dimensional.  Add sequins.
  • Inside there is a Mint Macaron layer 3 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ with a Whisper White layer 3 1/4″ x 4 1/4″ over it.  Stamp some of the Mint Macaron splats in the lower right corner.

This is a simple but very striking card.  Send someone some smiles today…

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

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Exactly…

Are you inky?  Stay HaPpY!

B

Smiling Hearts…

Is there someone in your life that when you think of them your heart just breaks into a smile?  Me too.  Here’s the perfect card for that special person…

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This is one of the simplest cards to make…but this designer series paper is so gorgeous as is the lace ribbon…which sets the stage for a stunner of a card.

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…

Stuff

  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White cardstock plus Birthday Bouquet Designer Series Paper
  • Ink:  Basic Black
  • Stamps:  Suite Sayings
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Watermelon Wonder 1″ Dotted Lace Trim, Linen Thread

Digits

  • The Thick Whisper White base card is 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored and folded at 5 1/2″
  • The DSP is 4″ x 5 1/4″, scored on one long side in the center at 2 3/4″.  Make your score line 2″ in.   Cut on the score line and fold the DSP back.  Place this layer on your card front and mark the area with a light pencil mark to know where to stamp your sentiment.  Stamp and remove pencil marks.
  • Cut a 7 1/2″ length of lace trim and attach to back of DSP with adhesive.  Add the DSP layer to card front with adhesive.  You may need to place a glue dot at the corners where the DSP folds back to hold it down.  Your sentiment should show nicely between the folds.
  • Tie a piece of Linen Thread around lace trim where you want your bow placed.  Make four loops with the lace trim, 2 small and 2 a little larger.  Tie in the center with Linen Thread then lay over the Linen Thread you already have on the flat piece of lace trim and tie a knot.
  • On the inside of this card I have a piece of White cardstock 3 1/2″ x 4 1/2″.  At the top there is a trip of DSP 1/2″ x 3 1/2″.  Then “fussy cut” one of the roses from this DSP and glue over the strip at the top right.  Oh goodness it’s so pretty.

Now write that note to that special someone and let them know how special they are to you…

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

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I’ll be driving all day today so I’ll keep this one in mind…

Inky fingers will make you HaPpY!

B

Valentine Sweets…

Valentines is almost here…lots of cards filled with love have been sent and now sweet treats are being wrapped up and made ready to give.

These treat “bags” were made from January’s Paper Pumpkin Kit…just another option from the banner design included in the kit…

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These will go to Yoga class tomorrow for my favorite yogis…chocolate is relaxing right?

Here is the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…

Stuff

  • Paper:  Paper Pumpkin (January) hearts
  • Ink:  Watermelon Wonder
  • Stamps:  January Paper Pumpkin
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments: 1 1/4″ Watermelon Wonder Ribbon, 5/8″ Real Red Satin Ribbon, Doilies, Gold Foil hearts from Love Blossoms Embellishment Kit

Digits

  • Put two coordinating hearts together and attach a band of ribbon with enough adhesive to hold it in place while you stitch the hearts together leaving the top open.
  • Decorate and stamp to your hearts content.  Flowers would be pretty too!
  • Give to your favorite Valentine!

I’ll be traveling this week to Ft. Myers to attend my sister’s Celebration of Life service on Friday…but, I will have a post ready for you each day this week so stay tuned…

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

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Hope you are inky…and HaPpY!

B

Dimensional Heart…

Thank you Paper Pumpkin January for the great Valentine gift…the actual project is always great, but there are always so many other options for these monthly kits…

Here’s one option I used at the Valentine celebration class this month.  This hanging ornament was placed in the center of a cake plate and surrounded by yummy Ghiradelli Chocoate Brownies…

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This hanging ornament is only one of the projects finished from the January Paper Pumpkin.  There were four sweet treat Valentine bags filled with goodies, a heart banner and four cards.  I loved this kit…

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…

Stuff

  • Paper: Four of the PPkit hearts, Watermelon Wonder, Mossy Meadow, Pear Pizazz, Basic Black and Whisper White.
  • Ink:  none
  • Stamps:  none
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Rose Garden Thinlets, Botanical Blooms Framelits, Love Blossoms Embellishments Kit and 1/4″ Calypso Coral ribbon

Digits

  • Sew the four hearts with looped ribbon placed in the center together down the middle and separate heart sections.  There should be a loop of ribbon at the top and four or more lengths of ribbon hanging at the bottom.
  • Decorate each section with flower blooms, Roses cut from DSP with framelit, some of the Gold Foil hearts from the embellishment kit, etc.  Just decorate each section to your heart’s content.
  • Tie a bow at the top and bottom and hang.

Today is class day at Rambling Rose Studio and it was so much fun.  Some of these girls have been coming so long, they take my design and kit and go with their own thing.  It can be amazing what they come up with.  We enjoyed a little Valentine refreshment too.

Next month we’ll be getting ready for Easter and Spring!  I’m so looking forward to that.

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

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Yep I did and do…my grandmother too!

Hope you are inky and HaPpY!

B

Frame My Heart…

Lots of Valentine stamping has been going on at Rambling Rose Studios…my mind has been spinning at almost an uncontrollable pace with ideas that can’t be made fast enough. Today’s post is a home décor piece that would definitely fit for Valentines or maybe a wedding shower or anniversary…

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and here’s a close up of the deminsion created with the flower thinlets… framedheart1

Before you ask…the frame was $16.99 less 40% at Hobby Lobby and the entire frame looks like this… framedheart2

The back side is a chalk board which would be handy on a shower table for messages.  Then the whole frame could be a gift. The frame size is 8 x 10 but the matted opening is 5 x 7.

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you

Stuff 

  • Paper: Pool Party, Mossy Meadow, Watermelon Wonder, Basic Black, Thick Whisper White Cardstock plus two hearts from this month’s Paper Pumpkin and the background is Neutrals Designer Series Pack
  • Ink:  Watermelon Wonder and Pool Party
  • Stamps:  none
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Botanical Blooms Thinlets Dies, 1 1/4″ Watermelon Wonder Ribbon, Linen Thread

Digits

  • The background DSP was cut 8 x 10.  The Watermelon Wonder heart and grey strip heart were attached with adhesive slightly skewed so you would see both colors and then to the background with adhesive.
  • Punch out a bunch of flowers in all three colors and sponge with ink in same color with a dauber.  I put Watermelon Wonder lightly on the Whisper White.  Cut lots of leaves of your choice in Mossy Meadow and a lighter green too if you’d like the contrast.
  • Start at the top of the right side of the heart with the larger blooms following the curve of the heart.  Stack different colors and sizes of blooms and centers with glue dots and dimensionals until you are happy with how your bigger blooms look.
  • Now use Tombow glue and get all your leaves where you like them.
  • Fill in all around your larger blooms with smaller ones.  Quit when you like it!
  • Make two small and two larger loops with the ribbon and tie in center with Linen Thread.  Add to top left of background with glue dots.

I’m definitely keeping this one, unless I find this frame in white, and bringing it out each February for Valentines and our wedding anniversary which is also in February. Thanks for stopping by this weekend.

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

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Ink really…

Come get inky with me and Be HaPpY!

B

Froggie Went A Courtin’…

Yesterday’s post was Lyla’s (one of the littles) Valentine and today’s post will be Jameson’s.  Somebody needs to come and take this bundle away from me because there is no where to stop once you start making these adorable animals…

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Seriously cute, right?  He will love this and the chocolate inside the box too.  There will also be an animal for all my peeps at classes this weekend.

Here is the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…

Stuff

  • Paper:  3 1/2″ x 5″ Whisper White notecard, Whisper White, Real Red, Pistacho Pudding (grass) and Cucumber Crush Cardstock
  • Ink:  Basic Black and Cucumber Crush marker
  • Stamps:  Playful Pals and Greatest Greetings (sentiment)
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Itty Bitty Heart Punch, Pyramid Pals Thinlets Dies

Digits

  • The Cucumber Crush layer is 3 3/8″ x 4 7/8″ attached to the notecard with adhesive
  • The Whisper White layer is 3 1/4″ x 4 3/4″.  Stamp sentiment at top with Basic Black.  Stamp eyes on Whisper White, cut out with thinlet and color lids with Cucumber Crush marker.  Cut two legs and one box side from Cucumber Crush.   Glue with multipurpose glue the legs underneath and at sides of one triangle cut from box side and then attach this layer to card front with multipurpose glue.  Stamp head with Basic Black on green and cut out with thinlet.  Attach to top of triangle body with dimensional.  Add eyes to head with dimensionals.  Stamp box on Real Red and cut with thinlet.  Add to frog with dimensionals.
  • Use the grass thinlet with a littler green (I had a scrap of Pistacho Pudding) and attach at bottom with a cut strip of dimensional.
  • Attach Whisper White layer to card front your choice of adhesive.  I tend to use multipurpose glue on cardstock but not DSP as it wrinkles and shows.

Are you in love yet?  I really like these animal cards for kids and baby showers…

Now I think I’ll build an animal kingdom just for fun…they make me smile!

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

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Now that my kids are grown…I think this is hysterical!

I’m inky and HaPpY!

 

 

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“The Littles” Valentines…

“The Littles” are big on making art pieces and usually make their own Valentines to give out at school so I didn’t want to disappoint them with anything store bought…other than a stuffed animal.  There are already several of the Pyramid Pals boxes filled with Hershey Kisses ready for them, so their Valentines cards will coordinate perfectly.

Here is Lyla’s card…

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Awww…he is so cute!  A very similar card was shown earlier this week and then I found this sentiment in the new set called Greatest Greetings and thought it would be perfect for their Valentines cards.  The Blushing Bride glimmer heart will be perfect for Lyla (she loves bling as much as I do!)

Here is the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…

Stuff

  • Paper:  3 1/2″ x 5″ Whisper White notecard, Garden Green and Whisper White cardstock plus
  • Ink:  Basic Black
  • Stamps:  Tin of Cards (border), Greatest Greetings (sentiment) and Pyramid Pals
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Blushing Bride Glimmer Paper, Pyramid Pals Thinlets Dies, Heart Punch

Digits

  • The Garden Green layer is 3 3/8″ x 4 7/8″ attached to the front of the Whisper White notecard with adhesive
  • The Whisper White layer is 3 1/4″ x 4 3/4″.  Attached to Garden Green layer with adhesive.
  • Stamp border and sentiment in Basic Black.
  • Use one triangle from the Pyramid Pals box for body.  Cut ears from a coordinating DSP (remember to turn the paper over for one of the ears)  Stamp and cut trunk from box DSP.  Stamp and cut eyes from Whisper White cardstock.  Cut grass from Garden Green cardstock.
  • Add ears with adhesive to box triangle then to card front with adhesive.  Add eyes with pieces of dimensional.  Add trunk with multipurpose glue or glue dots.  Add grass by cutting a strip of dimensional.  Punch and add glimmer heart with dimensional.

If you have kids you craft for or with, these Pyramid Pals will surely come in handy.  I’m thinking of having a crafting session with “the littles” using this bundle…no telling what kind of animals they will create.

This weekend there will be two classes here at Rambling Rose Studio and the plans include a little Valentine celebration.  I’ve been pretty busy creating things I think my peeps will enjoy.  It’s always exciting to me after all this time to be able to get together with friends and just stamp.  Of course, throwing in a few surprises and a little chocolate doesn’t hurt either!

Here is your “B-ism” for today…

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There’s no telling what will happen after 60…

Get yourself inky…Be HaPpY!

 

 

 

 

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Pieces That Were Left…

There have been at least three projects the past week using the Rose Wonder and Rose Garden Thinlets…so there were lots of pieces left on my table.  They were picked up and used to make today’s card that is also inspired by Rhonda Wade…

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Soft, subtle and very feminine…

And, this card could be used for almost anything that isn’t masculine (birthday, wedding, anniversary, thank you, sympathy)  A really go card to have in your stash.

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…

Stuff

Paper:  Very Vanilla and Crumb Cake Cardstock plus Love Blossoms Designer Series Paper Stack (I’ve ordered to more stacks of this paper!)

Ink:  Basic Black

Stamps:  Rose Wonder

Tools ‘N Embellishments:  1/4″ Blushing Bride Ribbon, Basic Pearls, Rose Garden Thinlets

Digits

  • The Very Vanilla base card is 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, scored and folded at 4 1/4″
  • The Crumb Cake layer is 5 1/4″ x 4″
  • The Love Blossoms DSP layers are 2″ x 4″.  Attach the center piece first with adhesive then add the two pink pieces at the top and bottom.  Add the ribbon at the top of this layer and attach with adhesive at back.
  • Cut the Very Vanilla rose and attach over the DSP layer and ribbon with the Thin Tip Glue.  Attach both layers to card front with adhesive.
  • Stamp frame in Basic Black on scrap of Very Vanilla and add sentiment.  Add three Basic Pearls to the front under sentiment and dimentionals on the back to attach at top right.

Now look at the inside (I don’t usually show the inside, but thought you might like to see)…

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  • The Crumb Cake is 3 3/4″ x 4″.  The Very Vanilla is 3 1/2″ x 3 3/4″.  And the DSP is 1″ x 3 3/4″.

Do you stamp the backs of your cards before mailing?  Here’s one of my favorites…

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Well, our storm went through all night long.  We were so flooded this morning in our little community they closed our road.  But this afternoon the sun is back out and its 60 degrees again!  Zoe and I will be able to enjoy our walk and maybe even play in some mud puddles…

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

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It felt that way all night long…

Get inky…Be HaPpY!

 

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