Rudolph’s Parade…

Still working on cards for classes next month and had this one in contention…it’s so stinkin’ cute…


Don’t they look just regal prancing along?  Here’s the inside too…


Stampin’ Up! really gave us so many new products for the holidays…my problem is I like all of them!

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for this one for you…


  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White and Real Red Cardstock
  • Ink:  Real Red, Going Grey, Smoky Slate and Pear Pizazz
  • Stamps:  Santa’s Sleight and Greetings from Santa
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Santa’s Sleight Thinlits Dies, Linen Thread and Candy Dot or Pearl for nose


  • The Thick Whisper White base card is 4-1/4″ x 11″, scored and folded at 5-1/2″
  • The Real Red layer is 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″ attached with Multipurpose Glue
  • The top thick Whisper White layer is 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Stamp three reindeer in Smoky Slate on scrap Thick Whisper White and cut out with Thinlit.
  • Place Rudolph where you want him to be.  Ink reindeer stamp with Going Grey (it’s lighter and will look further away).  Remove Rudolph and stamp so that the background reindeer’s nose just touches Rudolph’s antlers.  Stamp the remaining background reindeers.  The last one will be a partial image.
  • Tie Linen Thread around Rudolph’s neck.  Add dimensionals and place in front of first background reindeer.  Place remaining two reindeer.  Run Linen thread around last two reindeer and attach behind layer with SNAIL.
  • Add Real Red Candy Dot for Rudolph’s nose or paint a Basic Pearl with permanent red ink and add for nose.  Stamp two wreaths in Pear Pizazz and cut with Thinlit.  Cut one with scissors and slide around Rudolph’s neck.
  • Add sentiment at top left with Real Red ink.
  • Inside the Real Red layer is 3-1/2″ x 4-1/2″ attached with SNAIL.
  • The Thick Whisper White layer is 3-1/4″ x 4-1/4″ attached with SNAIL.
  • Add wreath with dimensional at top left corner.

I’m loving this reindeer.  Several other projects have been made and are planned for this stamp and thinlit.  Nobody should be having this much fun working…I do love my job!

Hope you are enjoying this fall day…thanks for taking time to stop by!

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…



Let’s get inky together…and be HaPpY!




My Ugly Christmas Sweater…

My Cable Knit Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (who in the world came up with that name?) arrived and I knew the first thing that was going to be made with it…

My Ugly Christmas Sweater!


How fun is that?  I love it!  Do I remember wearing these sweaters?  Ummmm…yep!

Here’s the inside…


This was fun to make…kept me smiling all day!

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…


  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White, Real Red Cardstock, plus Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper
  • Ink:  Basic Black, Soft Suede, and Real Red
  • Stamps:  Cookie Cutter Christmas, Christmas Pines and Greetings From Santa
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Real Red Pom Poms, paper crimper, sequins, Cable Knit EF, Pretty Pines Thinlits Dies (bow), 1″ circle punch


  • The Thick Whisper White base card is 4-1/4″ x 11″, scored and folded at 5-1/2″
  • The Real Red layer is 4″ x 5-1/4″.  On the short side mark in 1″ from each corner in pencil.  Make another pencil m2-1/8″ (center of short side) and draw a light pencil line from the center mark down 1-1/2″.  With a ruler line up on the 1″ mark to the end of the center line, drawn a line.  Repeat for the second 1″ mark.  Cut out the “V” formed by these pencil lines.
  • Now run this layer through your Big Shot.  Some say dampen the paper before embossing, but I forgot to do that and it turned out just fine.  Cut a 2-1/8″ square from Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper.  Cut in half diagonally.  Punch a half circle on the long side for the neck of your sweater.
  • Glue the Sweater to the card front with Multipurpose Glue.  Glue the glimmer paper at the neck opening with Multipurpose Glue.  Cut out small bow in Real Red and add to neck with Glue Dot.
  • Cut a strip 1/2″ wide x 5-1/2″.  Crimp and cut in half.  Overlap to create a “V” and add glue.  Trim point of “V” if needed.  Glue to neck of sweater.
  • For the bottom ribbing cut 3/4″ Real Red strip 4-1/4″ long and crimp.  Add to bottom of sweater with Multipurpose Glue.  Trim one end if needed.
  • Stamp reindeer on Whisper White and brush with Aqua Painter and Soft Suede in.  When dry punch out with Cookie Cutter punch.  Add to sweater front with dimensionals.  Glue Real Red pom pom on nose with Multipurpose Glue.
  • Add sequins with Multipurpose Glue.
  • Inside stamp sentiment in Real Red and add sequins with Multipurpose Glue.  Crimp a small strip of Real Red and add to ark at bottom with Multipurpose Glue.

Seriously I remember wearing these sweaters in the 70s at Christmastime with wool Bermuda shorts (its not usually that cold here at Christmas) and thinking I was “all that”!  I had a ball making this card, and know this beautiful embossing folder will be used many times in the future.

Thanks so much for stopping by today…

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…


Then get inky and Be HaPpY!


Halloween Treats…

We talked about this month’s Paper Pumpkin Kit the other day (Saturday, I think) and I promised to show you how I used my kit…


The measurements for the box were on Pinterest, and then I watched several videos…and then just went for it.  The first box got thrown away, but this one I like.

The most important thing is to get your measurements right and it almost puts itself together.  So I’ve cut the box out of copy paper (because score marks on Basic Black are hard to see) and taken a photo after all the trimming is done…

  • Here are the beginning measurements:  Cut your cardstock 4″ x 11″.
  • On the long side score at 1/2″, 1-3/4″, 4-1/4″, 5-1/2″.
  • On the short side score at 1-1/4″ and 2-3/4″.
  • Turn back to the long side and at the 8″ mark score to the horizontal score line, skip the center and score again from horizontal score line to edge of paper.
  • Trim your end corners and score lines so that your cardstock looks like this…


  • Punch a 1″ circle in the center of space after the 1/2″ score line.  Cut away the two 1/2″ corners and two sides starting at the 8″ mark to the end of the piece.
  • Place Tear Tape on first two long tabs.
  • Burnish all score lines horizontal and vertical.
  • Fold from the 1/2″ score line end up, tucking in all tabs leaving the Tear Tape tab for last.  Remove paper and seal the sides.
  • Your box is done!
  • Here’s the dimensions for the sides, front and back of the box…
  • Front and back cardstock 1-3/8″ x 2-3/8″, DSP 1-1/4″ x 2-1/2″
  • Sides cardstock 1-1/8″ x1-3/8″, DSP 1″ x 1-1/4″
  • The top of the box will fit into the Scalloped Tag Punch if you want to use ribbon at the top of the box.
  • Treats were put inside the container and decorated as instructed in the Paper Pumpkin Kit.

I’m thinking my little trick or treaters will like this treat!

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…


nobody you know.

So get inky…Be HaPpY!



Sunflowers for you…

Do you “do” Paper Pumpkin?  I hope you say yes, because this month’s kit was a major hit.  If you don’t get Paper Pumpkin, you can sign up now and get two months for the price of one… if you sign up before October 10th! Add the code “BOGO” when placing your order.  Sign up by clicking on the Paper Pumpkin logo to the right.  You can cancel at any time.

I plan to show you this week how I’ve used my September kit, but today’s post is a sweet notecard using that little sunflower included with other stamps in the kit…


There’s just something about this little sunflower!

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits on this thank you note…


  • Paper:  3-1/2″ x 5″ Whisper White notecard, Crushed Curry, Whisper White and Soft Suede Cardstock
  • Ink:  Daffodil Delight, Crushed Curry, Soft Suede, Pear Pizazz and Pool Party
  • Stamps:  Paper Pumpkin September, Designer Tin of Cards (sentiment) Birthday Banners (banner) Touches of Texture (background)
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Linen Thread, Bunch of Banners Framelits


  • The Crushed Curry layer is 3-1/4″ x 4-3/4″ attached to 3-1/2″ x 5″ Whisper White Notecard front with SNAIL.
  • The Soft Suede layer is 3-1/8″ x 4-5/8″ attached to card front with SNAIL.
  • The Whisper White layer is 3″ x 4-1/2″.  On a post it note stamp sunflower and fussy cut.  Stamp flower petals first in Daffodil Delight and again in Crushed Curry rotating the petals.  Stamp center in Soft Suede.  Cover with post it note mask.  Stamp background over flower in Pool Party.  Remove mask and stamp stem in Pear Pizazz.  I colored in leaves with marker too.
  • On scrap Whisper White stamp “grateful” in Pear Pizazz and tag stitching.  Stamp “for you” in Soft Suede and add tag stitching.  Cut but with banner framelit.  Overlap the end of one tag over the  other and secure with glue dot.  Add to stem with glue dot.
  • Make bow from Linen Thread (video here) and attach to card front with glue dot.
  • Inside this card I stamped one sunflower in the lower right corner and also on the lower left corner of the envelope.

I’m posting a little earlier today to watch my favorite college team play this afternoon.  Hope you are planning a nice relaxing fall weekend wherever you are too…

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…


truly blessed.

Being inky makes me…HaPpY


Grateful Wreath…

This week featuring fall inspired cards has been so enjoyable for me…I hope you have found some inspiration in one or two of them as well.

Today’s card will need to be hand delivered, boxed or at least mailed in a padded envelope, but so worth it…


Ok, it’s a little fat, I know.  But the Copper Foil sparkles (which doesn’t show up in the photo) and the gold leaves on the wreath have a coating of Gold Wink of Stella (which also is hard to photograph).  And how about that cable knit background?  My first time using an embossing folder with Dynamic Texture…love it!

Here are the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…


  • Paper:  Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Rich Razzleberry, Pumpkin Pie, Pool Party, Crushed Curry and Mossy Meadow (retired) Cardstock and Copper Foil
  • Ink:  Rich Razzleberry
  • Stamps:  Birthday Banners
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Cable Knit Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Linen Thread, Pretty Pines Thinlits Dies, Holly Berry Builder Punch, Circle Framelits, Glue Gun, Gold Wink of Stella, Bunch of Banners Framelits


  • The Crumb Cake base card is 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, scored and folded at 4-1/4″
  • The Rich Razzleberry layer is 5-3/8″ x 4-1/8″ attached to card front with SNAIL.
  • The Crumb Cake layer is 5-1/4″ x 4″, embossed with Cable Knit EF and attached to card front with Multipurpose Glue.
  • Cut a circle frame from Crumb Cake CS with two Circle Framelits one smaller than the other to create a circle frame to hold the leaves for the wreath.  Punch several “leaves” with Holly Berry Builder Punch in all colors listed except Crumb Cake.  Using a Hot Glue Gun, add leaves to circle frame alternating position and colors until the whole circle frame is covered.  Add to card front with dimensionals.
  • Stamp banner and sentiment in Rich Razzleberry on Crumb Cake CS and cut out with Bunch of Banners Framelit.  Add to wreath with dimensionals.
  • Cut two pine cones from Copper Foil with Pretty Pines Thinlits.  Glue together with Glue Dots.
  • Make Linen Bow (video here) and attach to bottom of wreath with Glue Dots.  Add pine cones to top of bow with Glue Dot.
  • Inside there is a 3-1/2″ x 4-1/2″ layer of Rich Razzleberry with a 3-1/4″ x 4-1/4″ piece of Whisper White CS on top.

Many of you sent comments after yesterdays post to say the Thoughtful Branches Bundle is still available as an online order.  I had tried during class to order this set and was given a message it wasn’t available…but I tried again yesterday and it was!  I just didn’t want to give out information that isn’t true.  Go get it!  It will be a classic you will use over and over.  Here’s the order code #144328, Thoughtful Branches Bundle, $52.  If you want to order from me…I’d be thrilled and very appreciative.

Looking forward to a nice fall weekend that should be relaxing (if my team wins, it will be fantastic!)  Hope your weekend will be memorable for you too.

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…


I hoard my favorites for special people…

If you want to be HaPpY…get inky!




Fall Color…

If you are enjoying these fall posts as much as I am making them…we are on the right track!

Today’s post is another card appropriate for several occasions with the change of sentiment.  This color highlights the beautiful blue skies of fall and the color of changing foliage…


and the coordinating inside…


This card uses Thoughtful Branches stamp set which I know was only available for maybe six weeks, but I am a tree lover and a sucker for any stamp set with trees.  I hope you got this set when it was available.  I had a customer this past weekend who was very disappointed she couldn’t order this set.

Here are the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…


  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White, Real Red, Basic Black Cardstock
  • Ink:  Soft Sky, Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight and Basic Black
  • Stamps:  Thoughtful Branches, Vintage Leaves, Timeless Textures
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Linen Thread, Leaflets Framelits, sponge or dauber


  • The Thick Whisper White base card is 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″, scored and folded at 4-1/4″
  • The Real Red layer is 4″ x 5-1/4″ attached to card front with SNAIL.
  • The Basic Black layer is 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ attached to the card front with SNAIL.
  • The top Whisper White layer is 3-3/4″ x 5″.  With Soft Sky ink and border stamp from Timeless Textures stamp all edges.  With large maple leaf Framelit from Leaflets Framelits cut a mask from a post it note being sure to include the sticky side of paper.  Lay negative image cut in Post It note on top Whisper White layer and sponge with Soft Sky making edges darker than center of shape.  With mask still in place stamp trees in Basic Black.  With the “leaf” stamp add Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie just a little offset from first stamp then Real Red offset to opposite side on all three trees.  Remove mask…magic!  Oh! I do love masking…stamp sentiment in Basic Black in top left corner.
  • Add several rounds of Linen Thread at bottom of top layer attaching on back with SNAIL.  Make bow (video here) and attach to stem of large leaf with glue dots.  Attach this layer to card front with Multipurpose Glue.
  • Inside the card the Real Red layer is 4″ x 5-1/4″ attached with SNAIL.
  • The Whisper White layer is 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ attached inside the card with SNAIL.  Stamp trees in lower right corner adding three layers of leaves as on card front.

Don’t you think this card would make a great masculine birthday, get well, hello, sorry…card?  But it really isn’t exclusively masculine either.  A stack of these in your stash could sure come in handy for lots of situations in life…

Sweetums and I are trying to adjust to all the quiet existing in our house now that all family has left for their homes.  Looking forward to a beautiful fall weekend with a little football action too.

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…


all.  the.  time.

It doesn’t matter if you’re inky…cause you’ll be HaPpY!



Fall Sympathy…


Continuing my week focusing on the autumn season, here’s another post celebrating fall…


and inside it looks like…


Now this card could be a great fall birthday, thinking of you, hello there all occasion card.  It would even serve I think as a masculine card which sometimes can be challenging for me…how about you?

This background stamp (which I love) is retired.  It’s call En Francais if you want to check Ebay or Etsy.  If you don’t have this background stamp, you could try any background like netting, woodgrain, linen or dictionary to name a few.  Honestly, if this card was remade, I’d probably make the background a lighter color…it seems somewhat busy but I still love it.

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…


  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White, Rich Razzleberry, Pool Party Cardstock
  • Ink:  Rich Razzleberry, Pool Party, Daffodil Delight, Basic Black and Pear Pizazz
  • Stamps:  Vintage Leaves, Birthday Banners,  En Francais, Greatest Greetings (sentiment), Gorgeous Grundge (splat)
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Duet Banners Punch


  • The base Thick Whisper White card is 4-1/4″ x 10 1/2″ scored and folded at 5-1/2″
  • The back Pool Party layer is 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″.  Cut one Rich Razzleberry strip 4-1/4″ x 1/2″.  These two pieces are for the back of the card.
  • The top Rich Razzleberry layer is 4″ x 5-1/4″ attached to card front with SNAL.
  • The top Pool Party layer is 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ attached to Rich Razzleberry layer with SNAIL.
  • The top Whisper White layer is 3-3/4″ x 5″.
  • Cut four Pool Party squares 1-5/8″ and four Whisper White squares 1-1/2″.  With a small amount of SNAIL attach the Whisper White squares in position on the top layer (save one square set for inside card but do stamp the same as other three squares).  Stamp this top layer with squares in place with background in Basic Black (you can stamp this off first for a lighter background).  Add ink to three different leaves with markers or directly from ink pad and stamp one on each square overlapping image onto card front.  Remove Whisper White squares and mount to Pool Party squares with SNAIL then back to card front layer with SNAIL lining up images from square to card front.
  • Stamp banner and sentiment in Basic Black on Whisper White scrap and punch out with Duet Banner Punch.  Punch an additional banner from Pool Party and add to back of Whisper White banner.  Add to card  front with dimensionals.  With Pool Party marker add shading at ends of banner.
  • Inside the card add the Rich Razzleberry strip to the end of the Whisper White layer with Multipurpose Glue leaving 1/4″ showing.  Add the Pool Party layer to the back of the card with Multipurpose Glue.
  • Add the fourth square to the top left corner.
  • I think I will mask a 1/2″ square on the envelope and treat it as one of the squares on the card front then remove the mask so it will coordinate with this card.  Just a thought…

As always, if you have questions, send me an email or leave a comment.  And if you are not and do not have a demonstrator, I’d love to help you with any purchases you’d like to make.  You can click on either one of the catalogs in the right column and make your wish list then click on the “shop now” star and order.  Your goodies will arrive at you door super fast!

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…



Come get inky with me…Be HaPpY!



Grateful For You…

Continuing with the fall theme for this week, today’s post is a part freehand watercolor and stamping too…


and here’s a peek inside…


This was a nice relaxing watercolor to do with a leaf I brought home from a morning walk.  It just occurred to me I’d like to sit down and try to paint the colors I saw there.  Leaves in the fall fascinate me with their color combinations.

If you like to sketch and have just a beginner’s watercolor set…you could certainly paint your own.  If not, the maple leaf in the Vintage Leaves set would also work for the front of this card.  Use the archival Basic Black or Daffodil Delight if you don’t want the lines and use a leaf for your color inspiration.  Just give it a try…you don’t have to show it to a soul.  But I bet you will want to.

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…


  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White, Real Red Cardstock plus watercolor paper
  • Ink:  Basic Black (all other colors are watercolors, but you could certainly use reinkers too)
  • Stamps:  Vintage Leaves and Grateful Bunch (sentiment, I only used part of the sentiment) and Birthday Blooms (for you inside sentiment), Gorgeous Grundge (splats)
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Leaflets Framelits, small round brush and watercolors (optional)


  • The Thick Whisper White base card is 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, scored and folded at 2-1//8″ and 4-1/4″.  Fold normally at 4-1/4″ then fold 2-1/8″ back against the card front.
  • The Real Red layer is 5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″.  Add Multipurpose Glue to the folded back piece only and add the Real Red layer on top.
  • The Watercolor paper layer is 5-1/4″ x 4″.  If you are drawing your leaf freehand, you might want to use a colored pencil in one of the colors you plan to use in the leaf.  Add water to just the background and add color of choice.  Let dry or heat.  Start with your lightest color choice (I used a warm yellow) to paint your leaf.  Let dry or heat.  Add colors you see in your leaf including any holes.  Add veining in a darker shade.  I outlined my leaf with a micron pen.  Add shading using a combination of colors in your leaf.    Splatters were added using the splats from Gorgeous Grundge and Real Red.  Done!
  • Stamp sentiment in Basic Black on scrap of Thick Whisper White and cut out with framelit.  Also cut a leaf from Real Red.  Layer with Multipurpose Glue and add to card front with dimensionals.
  • Inside the Real Red layer is 5-1/4″ x 4″ attached with SNAIL.
  • The Whisper White layer is 5-1/8″ x 3-7/8″.  Stamp sentiment in Basic Black.
  • On scrap of Thick Whisper White stamp leaf in Basic Black.  Use colors similar to the one on card front.  Add splatters in Real Red and attach with dimensionals.  This creates the “stop” for your easel.

Give this card a try…I know you will be HaPpY with the results!

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…


sick to death of all this hogwash.

So stay inky and Be HaPpY!



Fall Get Well…

This week my plan is to focus on all things fall related.  I’m just itching to use all the new Christmas/Holiday products…but, fall is my favorite season and I just want to relish this time of year with whatever stamping talents I have and share it with you.

Here’s today’s fall post…


Let me show you the inside…


And a close up of the leaf on the card front to show you how it glimmers with Gold Wink of Stella…


See…it really glimmers!

Here are the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…


  • Paper:  Pool Party, Rich Razzleberry and Thick Whisper White Cardstock, plus water color paper.
  • Ink:  Daffodil Delight, Pool Party, Rich Razzleberry, Early Espresso and Basic Black
  • Stamps:  Greatest Greetings, Vintage Leaves
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Linen Thread, Size I Acrylic Stamping Block, Leaflets Framelits, Gold Wink of Stella, Blender Pen or Aqua Painter, Water Spritzer


  • The Pool Party base card is 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″, scored and folded at 4-1/4″
  • The Rich Razzleberry layer is 5-1/4″ x 4″ attached to card front with Multipurpose Glue
  • The Water Color Paper is 5-1/8″ x 3-7/8″.  Use your markers or stamp pads to color the three shades on your “I” Acrylic Block.  Spritz liberally with water and place block on water color paper.  Let the colors blend then remove block.  Let dry or use heat gun.  Stamp two leaves in Early Espresso and the sentiment.  Stamp larger leaf on scrap water color paper and color with Aqua Painter or Blender Pen using the three colors Daffodil Delight, Pool Party and Rich Razzleberry.  When dry, add Gold Wink of Stella.  Tip:  keep shaking the pen to keep the glimmer pieces moving.  When leaf is dry, cut with framelit.  Add to card front with dimensionals.  Add several rounds of Linen Thread to left side and attach with SNAIL.  Add water color paper to card front with Multipurpose Glue.
  • Inside the Rich Razzleberry layer is 5-1/4″ x 4″ and the Thick Whisper White layer is 5-1/8″ x 3-7/8″.  Add the Rich Razzleberry layer inside the card with SNAIL.  Stamp leaf with Basic Black at lower right side.  Add colors with Blender Pen or Aqua Painter.  Add shadow with Rich Razzleberry.

This card was designed as a get well card, but this design would certainly work for most any occasion that may occur during the fall months…i.e. birthday, thinking of you, sympathy, hello…well, you get the picture.

Hope you will stop by each day and hopefully enjoy my fall review.  We may experience a seasonal change in weather this week…but that fall moon last week certainly gave me hope for a beautiful fall season.

Here is your “B-ism” for today…


we do get to choose.

Of course, if you’re inky…you are HaPpY!



“Thanks” Scarecrow…

Now that my normal stamping classes are done this month and my BIG birthday has passed into the sunset…I’ve got lots of “thanking” to do!

Here’s a start to my thank you cards…


Isn’t this little cookie cutter scarecrow just the cutest?  I thought he would look nice on my fall thank you notes…and it gave me a chance to make some woodgrain background in fall colors…

Here are the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…


  • Paper:  3-1/2″ x 5″ Crumb Cake Note Card, Soft Suede, Crushed Curry and Whisper White Cardstock
  • Ink:  Early Espresso, Basic Black Ink Pads and Pumpkin Pie, Real Red, Daffodil Delight, Blushing Bride markers.  I used my Blush Blendability Pen, but if you don’t have that try crumb cake and add the color with a Blender Pen to keep it light so the Blushing Bride cheeks will show.
  • Stamps:  Cookie Cutter Christmas, Thoughtful Banners (sentiment), Woodgrain (background) and Timeless Textures
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Linen Thread, Swirly Scribbles Thinlits Dies, Duet Banner, Cookie Cutter Builder Punch


  • Cut the Soft Suede layer 3-1/4″ x 4-3/4″ attached to 3-1/2″ x 5″ Crumb Cake Notecard with SNAIL
  • Cut the Crushed Curry layer 3″ x 4-1/2″.  Stamp Woodgrain background stamp with Early Espresso.  Add border using Timeless Textures and Early Espresso ink.  Distress edges with distressing tool, scissors held in “v” shape or finger nails.  Don’t be afraid to add tears here and there.
  • Stamp and punch banner.  Add Pumpkin Pie marker to flagged ends.  Add to card front top with dimensionals.
  • Cut one large Swirly from Soft Suede.  Attach to bottom of card front with Thin Tipped Glue or Multirpurpose Glue.
  • Stamp, color and punch scarecrow.  Add several dimensionals to back.  Loop Linen Thread several times on back of scarecrow then attach at an angle over Swirly.

This cute little guy is going to help me let everyone know how much I appreciate them this month.

Are you watching football today?  My Tennessee VOLS won today…Yay!  Have a great weekend and I hope to see you here again on Monday…

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…


Did you notice the moon last night?

Yep I’m inky…and HaPpY!