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Baby Bundle…

Today’s post is a CASe from a card Shelli demonstrated at Leadership last month.  I wanted this stamp anyway, but after I saw her card, it just had to be in my stash.  Here’s the card…

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Are you going “awwwww”…well, that’s exactly what I did when I first saw this stamp.  Of course, this is a bee, but mine doesn’t have wings anymore…snip, snip.  They can always be put back in case they are needed though.

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you just in case you’d like to make a similar card…

Stuff

  • Paper: Crumb Cake Notecard, Calypso Coral and Whisper White cardstock, plus Best Year Ever  and Sweet Dreams DSP
  • Ink:  Memento Black plus Daffodil Delight and flesh Blendies
  • Stamp:  Baby Bumblebee
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Calypso Coral Pom Pom Trim, Crisp Cantaloupe Cotton Twine

Digits:

  • The Calypso Coral layer is 4 3/4″ x 3 1/4″
  • The DSP layer is 4 5/8″ x 3 1/8″
  • Attach Calypso Coral layer and DSP layer to card front.
  • Cut a 3″ square for “blanket”.  Fold the right side corner towards the center folding back point.   Fold the bottom corner up toward center. Fold the left side corner to center and wrap to back attaching with glue dot.
  • Stamp baby on scrap of Whisper White in Memento Black ink.  Color stripes with Blendie.  Cut out leaving a 1″ tab at bottom.
  • Place inside blanket and attach head with dimensional.  Attach Pom Pom with glue dot over the baby’s head.
  • Stamp sentiment on scrap and trim ends with Hexagon Punch.  Layer with a Calypso Coral layer behind.
  • Attach baby/blanket with glue dots and sentiment with dimensional to card front.
  • Attach cotton twine with glue dot.

Quick and sweet.  Perfect for gift enclosure, would make an excellent baby shower invite or welcome baby card.

Today was a class day for me so it’s been quite busy but lots of fun.  I’ll show the cards we did in the next few days.  Each one had a specific technique to highlight the card.  I think everyone learned at least one new technique today and seemed to really enjoy themselves.  Fun for me too!

How is you day been?  Hope you had an excellent weekend and got your week off to a great start today.  Be sure to stop back by tomorrow to see what’s going on here at RRS…

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

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The UPS truck causes great commotion at my house ’cause the two fur babies go wild.  They love the driver but hate the truck…

Go get yourself inky…and Be HaPpY!

 

CYCI#59 Designer’s Choice Challenge

This week over at Can You Case It the Design Team is meeting the challenge of a designer’s choice.  We hope you will play along and enter your creative ideas right along with ours.  You can find the challenge here.

Here’s my entry this week…

CYCI#59

Here is the Stuff ‘N Digits in case you’d like to give this technique a try…

Stuff

  • Paper:  Sahara Sand and Blackberry Bliss cardstock, Vellum cardstock and Something Borrowed DSP
  • Ink:  VersaMark, Memento Black and Daffodil Delight, Melon Mambo, Wild Wasbi and Coastal Cabana Blendies
  • Stamp:  Basic Butterfly (sentiment) and Something Lacy
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Linen Thread, Banner Punch, Sahara Sand Lace, Blackberry Bliss velvet ribbon (Artisan Kit), Basic Pearls and White Embossing Powder

Digits:

  • The Sahara Sand base card is 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″
  • The Vellum cardstock is 4 1/4″ x 4″
  • The DSP is 4 1/8″ x 2 1/2″
  • Stamp the Vellum with the Something Lacy background stamp in VersaMark and sprinkle with White Embossing Powder and heat from the back of the Vellum
  • Color as much of the design as you like with the Blendies (you could also use markers) on the back side of the Vellum
  • Attach the Vellum to the top of the card front
  • Stamp the sentiment on the DSP in Memento Black and attach the Sahara Sand lace then the Blackberry Bliss Velvet ribbon before attaching to the card front overlapping the Vellum layer.
  • Punch a banner in Blackberry Bliss and place with glue dots where you’d like the bow to sit.
  • Make the Linen bow and attach with glue dots.  If you’d like to see a video on making this bow, you can check here.
  • Attach Basic Pearls under the sentiment.

I hope you will travel over to Can You Case It and see some of the beautiful designs the Design Team have posted this week.  Don’t forget to play along.  You have until March 6th to get your entry in.

Here’s you “B-ism” for today…

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Hope your weekend has been awesome!

Get Inky…Be HaPpY!

 

 

Dance Like No One Is Watching…

Can you seriously stand one more “wabbit” card?  I promise this is the last one…or maybe the next to last.  I’ve lost count.  You know how bunnies multiply…

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Bet you are smiling…

So I’ve used three different stamps sets here to come up with this design…want the Stuff ‘N Digits?  Here you go…

Stuff

  • Paper:  Pear Pizazz and Whisper White cardstock plus Irresistibly Yours DSP
  • Ink:  Blushing Bride, Pear Pizazz, Memento Black and Blendability Pens
  • Stamps:  Happy Easter Bunny, Perfect Petals and So You (Project Life)
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Decorative Dots EF, Note Tag Punch, Ovals Framelits, Blushing Bride and Pear Pizazz markers and White Jute Ribbon

Digits: 

  • The Pear Pizazz card is 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″
  • The Irresistibly You DSP is 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • The Pear Pizazz layer is 3 3/8″ x 3 7/8″
  • The Whisper White layer is 3 1/4″ x 3 3/4″
  • Use the Oval that fits the bunny best
  • The sentiment layer is 1 1/4″ x 3 3/4″
  • Sponge the DSP with Blushing Bride and set aside.
  • Put both stripe and dot stamps on same acrylic block and ink with Pear Pizazz and Blushing Bride markers to stamp.  Repeat pattern to cover layer.
  • Cut oval from Whisper White and run through Big Shot with Decorative Dots EF
  • Stamp bunny on Whisper White, color with Blendie’s or markers and fussy cut.
  • Stamp the sentiment “smile” with Blushing Bride and the “you make me” in Memento Black.  Punch each end with tag punch and punch small hole to thread ribbon through.  Sponge the edges with Blushing Bride and add dimensionals to the back but do not uncover yet.
  • OK let’s put this puppy together…
  • Place the bunny on the oval with dimensionals.  Cut some dimensionals small enough to place behind ears and feet.
  • Layer the stamped Whisper White over the Pear Pizazz layer with adhesive and then these two layers to the Irresistibly Yours layer you sponged.
  • Add the oval with the buuny.
  • Cute the White Jute Ribbon about 1/4″ thick and 18″ long.  Pull one end of the ribbon up from the back on the left side.  Wrap the other end of the ribbon around the back of the sponged layer, across the front of the card and down the sentiment layer on the left side then back up the right side where your first end is and tie your bow.  Uncover dimensionals to adhere.  Fringe the ends of the jute ribbon.

Well, this little bunny has been fun, but we’ll move on to another new stamp that is equally cute in the days ahead so be sure to stop back by.

All our snow is gone now and it’s 50 degrees today…so I’m thinking SPRING big time.  Next weekend we change over to daylight savings time here and that will mess with the fur babies for weeks.  I swear they have precise timing mechanisms embedded for things like eating, getting up and going down and keep up on track around here.

How you are having an awesome weekend.  Plan to stop by tomorrow and see what’s going on.

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

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Whatever it is …

Get inky and be HaPpY!

 

Happy Bunny…

So yesterday I posted an Easter card with this same stamp set.  I mentioned I had been working (playing) with this single stamp and had made several cards not associated with Easter at all.  Meaning you could seriously use this stamp for occasions all year long so don’t put it up in your seasonal stamps.

Here’s my “Happy” bunny card…

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See what I mean?  This could be a thank you card.  I just love this little dancing bunny.  Couldn’t you just see it saying “Dance like no one is watching”?

Want the Stuff ‘N Digits for this notecard?  Here you go…

Stuff

  • Paper:  3 1/2″ x 5″ Whisper White notecard, Soft Sky and Whisper White cardstock
  • Ink:  Memento Black, Pear Pizazz, Crisp Cantaloupe and Calypso Coral
  • Stamps:  Happy Easter Bunny, Perfect Petals, Crazy About You (sentiment) and Work of Art (grass)
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Linen Thread, Perfect Polka Dots EF, Ovals Framelits, Blendability Pens and Calypso Coral Pom Pom Trim

Digits

  • The Soft Sky layer is 3 1/4″ x 4 3/4″
  • The ovals framelit is the third from largest or whatever size you want your oval to be
  • Stamp the bunny with Memento Black ink and color with Blendability pens.  I used gray but you could also use brown for the bunny too.
  • Fussy cut the bunny.  I cut right through his one arm to get inside that loop and just laid it down with dimensionals.  You can’t even tell.
  • Stamp your grass with the small “swoosh” in Work of Art set, then the stems from Perfect Petals.
  • I first stamped a line of Crisp Cantaloupe flowers and went over it with Calypso Coral flowers.
  • Now run your Soft Sky layer through the Big Shot with the Perfect Polka Dots EF.  Crisscross your Linen Thread at the bottom and attach to notecard with regular adhesive.
  • Add your bunny with dimensionals  to the oval and the tail with a glue dot.  Attach to card front with Tombow Glue.

This card is so cute and dimensional in person.  He or she would be perfect for a baby shower gift card “Welcome Baby” or a child’s birthday.  Yep, this is a good little stamp to have in your stash.  Just click on the “Shop Now” star and send it to your door!

All our snow is melting today, but Zoe  (fur baby and boss of everything) and I got out and walked the cart path on the golf course.  The course itself had not been disturbed and it made for a gorgeous walk this morning.  It’s the little things…

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

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And even though I don’t have to get out and work any more, the weekends are still special in this house.  Sweetum’s  and I have date night every Friday night….Yay!

Get those fingers inky…you’ll be HaPpY!

I stamped the “Happpy” and “You Make” on scrap Whisper White and trimmed on trimmer then tagged the ends with Hexagon punch.  Both were attached with dimensionals.

Easter Happiness..

Does this little dancing bunny make you as happy as it makes me?  He danced his way right onto this Easter card…

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See…you are smiling!  He just makes you happy doesn’t he?  This card was actually pretty fast to put together…

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…

Stuff

  • Paper:  Soft Sky and Whisper White cardstock plus cardstock Vellum
  • Ink:  VersaMark and various Blendability Pens
  • Stamps:  Happy Easter Bunny (single stamp)
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  White Seam Binding, Linen Thread, White Embossing Powder, Ovals Framelits and Artisan Embellishment Kit

Digits

  • The 4 1/4″ x 11″ Soft Sky cardstock is scored at 5 1/2″
  • The Whisper White Oval is cut with the third from largest Oval Framelit
  • Stamp with VersaMark and sprinkle with White Embossing Powder and heat from the back of the Vellum sheet.
  • With your choice of Blendability Pens color stamped image from back of Vellum
  • Place your Vellum with glue dots across the top to the Soft Sky cardstock
  • With adhesive wrap the White Seam Binding around the top.  Make a bow and attach with glue dot.
  • Make the Linen Thread bow and place on top of seam binding with glue dot
  • With Tombow glue on the back of your Whisper White oval, lay on card front behind stamped image.  If you need to you can place a glue dot behind the tail of the bunny or anywhere on the stamped image so it will not show from the front.
  • Trim around your rose and place on the bunny’s tail.

I just love this soft sweet card for Easter.  I’ve made a couple more cards with this stamp that are not Easter cards that I will share with you in the next couple of days.  Seriously cute!

So this is what happened here last night…

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Now I live in Tennessee and this is quite unusual for us to get this much snow.  I was so excited and called the “littles” who live in St. Petersburg, Fl to show them the snow fall.  They are six and seven and have never seen snow so they were just as excited as me.  I told them I’d make them an Olaf snowman and send them a photo today.  So….

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I rolled and patted and lifted and sculpted.  The neighbor kids came by to help me too and this is what was born from the snow…

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Ha!  Now we just have to hope he doesn’t melt…  Sweetum’s and I spent most of the morning walking and enjoying the beautiful hand of nature.  Here are some pretty shots (in case you’ve had lots of snow, you may not want to see any of this)…

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Bird food…

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The creek was quite swollen…

sledding

Can you see the kids sledding down the golf course fairway?

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Of course, Zoe had to go too and she  couldn’t walk in the snow so she hopped straight up and down to move.  She was exhausted when we got home.

This afternoon as I write this post, Olaf is leaning at 30% and I don’t think Elsa will show up to save him either.  Good thing I got those photos…

Hope your day is awesome…

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

snow

This was a beautiful snow but I’ll be just as happy to see it melt (Olaf too) and spring get here pronto.

I’m Inky…and HaPpY!

 

Hearts ‘N Flowers…

Today is all hearts and flowers here.  See…

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Yep, we are celebrating our anniversary today…and it’s snowing like mad so we went out for an early movie and a late lunch/dinner before the snow started to celebrate.  Here’s a pic of us on our wedding day…

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Ah, yes, seems like yesterday.  But I can remember even the smallest details and it sure wasn’t yesterday, but 48 years ago!  And, yes, I did marry at ten…

However, I did manage to make the gold card you see above and the framed art was made last year.  This frame is really a corkboard and I have created artwork that I change out for each season and some holidays.  I add to my collection every year.  Normally I keep this frame on one of the kitchen counters so it can be enjoyed.  Tomorrow I am changing it to a spring art piece!  Ignoring the snow we are having this evening.

Thanks for stopping by today…I’ll be back tomorrow with more stamping for you.

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

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I recommend this “B-ism” all the time…

Get Inky…Be HaPpY!

 

Hello You…

So this happened yesterday…

Before I even get started with this post, I want to show you what “sweetum’s” built for my studio yesterday…

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It’s a new cutting, scoring, Big Shot station…yesssss!  Is he the sweetest or what?  And look at all the storage on the ends…I just may have to buy some new stamps!!!

Today I have a card made for a friend who is having surgery today and just wanted to send her a little sunshine.  This card just might do the trick…

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Oh I hope she likes it and it brightens her day.  Trying a little collage/masking technique for a little something different.  Want the Stuff ‘N Digits?  Here you go…

Stuff:

  • Paper:  Whisper White and Pear Pizazz
  • Ink:  Memento Black, Calypso Coral and Pear Pizazz
  • Stamps:  Basic Butterfly, Crazy About You, Perfect Petals and Hi There
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Butterfly Framelits, Itty Bitty Flower Punch (retired), Flower Flair Framelit and Basic Pearls

Digits:

  • The 4 1/4″ x 11″ Whisper White cardstock is scored at 5 1/2″
  • The Pear Pizazz layer is 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″
  • The top Whisper White layer is 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • Cut a mask from cardstock and the large flower in Flower Flair Framelits.  Place on Whisper White top layer with a small amount of adhesive.
  • Stamp with Basic Butterfly stamp set around mask then remove mask
  • Stamp Flower from Crazy About You in Calypso Coral and the leaves in Pear Pizzaz
  • Stamp the sentiment from Hi There and a leaf from Perfect Petals.
  • Stamp the small butterfly in Soft Sky on Whisper White and cut with framelit.  Add to card front with dimensionals.
  • Punch a Calypso Coral and a Soft Sky flower, attach with glue dots and add small pearl.
  • Inside is a layer of Pear Pizazz with Whisper White 3 1/2″ x 4 1/4″ with a Calypso Coral flower in the top left corner and from Crazy About You stamps that read “Thinking of You”
  • You can see I have also stamped on the envelope.

This was one of those “fly by the seat of your pants” cards.  I knew I wanted to try this collage technique and everything just flowed from there.  These types of cards are the most fun to make!

Hope you feel inspired today by something you have seen today and you’ll be back again tomorrow to see what’s up.

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

winter

I give up…we had snow last night that closed all schools AGAIN and we are forecast for even more tomorrow.  That makes it “Jammies and stampin’ time” here at Rambling Rose Studio.

Get Inky…Be HaPpY!

 

 

 

Out to Pasture…

Do you have to have a weird sense of humor to like this stamp set?  I think I like the chicken best until I look at the llama.  It’s just so darn cute and I couldn’t wait til I needed a belated birthday card so I could send it out.

Here’s my card…

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The person who will receive this I know will think it is hysterically funny.  Maybe we are both weird!

Want the Stuff ‘N Digits?  Here you go…

Stuff

  • Paper:  Soft Sky, Basic Black and Whisper White cardstock
  • Ink:  Memento Black and  Pear Pizazz plus assorted Blendability Pens
  • Stamps:  From the Herd and Work of Art
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Linen Thread and Decorative Dots EF

Digits:

  • The 4 1/4″ x 11 ” Soft Sky cardstock was scored at 5 1/2″
  • The first Soft Sky layer is 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″ embossed with Decorative Dots EF
  • The Basic Black layer is 4 1/8″ x 4 1/4″
  • The stamped Whisper White layer is 4″ x 4 1/8″
  • Stamp your image with Memento Black and color to your hearts content with Blendability Pens
  • Stamp the grass with the “swoosh” from the Work of Art set with Pear Pizazz
  • Stamp the sentiment on a Whisper White scrap and trim
  • Add Linen Thread to embossed layer.  I have a video on making this bow on YouTube if you want to take a look here.
  • The embossed layer is on dimensionals
  • The stamped layer is attached is adhesive and then both layers to the card front with dimensionals
  • The sentiment is on dimensionals
  • Inside I have a 3 1/2″ x 4 1/4″ Whisper White layer stamped with the balloon from this set and the sentiment “Happy Birthday”
  • Of course, I had to stamp some balloons on the envelope too.

Somehow I feel this set will get lots of use for so many occasions…

Hope you are having an awesome day.  Thanks so much for stopping by.

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

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Get Inky…Be HaPpY!

 

 

Birthday Shaker for CYCI#58

This week at Can You Case It our challenge was a Designer Choice card.  We can post any type or color of card so I chose this Birthday Shaker card.  Here’s my card…

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Shaker cards are just fun to make and even more fun to receive since they are interactive.  Would you like the Stuff ‘N Digits for this one?  Here you go…

Stuff:

  • Paper:  Wild Wasbi, Whisper White and Pacific Point cardstock, plus Painted Petals DSP
  • Ink:  Pacific Point
  • Stamps:  Celebrate Today
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Balloon Framelits, Wild Wasbi Cotton Twine, Treat Bag Framelit, Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper, Blendability Pen Wild Wasbi, window sheet and sequins.

Digits:

  • The Wild Wasbi base card is 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″
  • The flower dsp is 5 3/8″ x 4 1/8″
  • The stripped dsp is 5 3/8″ x 4 1/8″ cut at angle from top left point to as far down as you like.
  • With the Balloon Framelit cut your balloon from the stripped dsp.
  • Cut window sheet large enough to cover the balloon opening and attach to back.
  • Add round shaker frames to back of opening cutting to fit around the balloon opening, then add sequins and shapes that work for you.
  • Cut out a second balloon shape, remove covering and add to the top of shaker frame.
  • Add dimensional straight pieces to sides of stripped layer and attach to the flower print layer that has already been attached to card front.
  • Stamp sentiment and cut out.  Cut out a second piece of Wild Wasabi and layer behind sentiment.  Attach to card front with dimensional.
  • With Treat Bag framelit cut a piece of Pacific Point long enough to add to card front where the two dsp’s meet.
  • Cut a Dazzling Diamond banner with the Balloon Framelit and color with Wild Wasabi Blendability Pen.  Attach with Tombow
  • Tie the green cotton bow and add with glue dot.  The “string” is a piece of florist wire.

Hope you enjoyed this little card today.  Thanks for stopping by.

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

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Think positive thoughts…

Get Inky…Be HaPpY!

 

Rough Seas…

Here’s a masculine card you might like…

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You have to be in a different frame of mind to make a masculine card.  Sometimes they come easy and sometimes not.  I do like this one and I confess this set just came yesterday and I was wondering what was I going to make with it.

And the paper?  Amazing for masculine cards…makes it so much easier. Here is the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…(can you find the one product that isn’t SU!?

Stuff ‘N Digits

  • Paper:  Pool Party,  Whisper White, Real Red cardstock plus Adventure Bound DSP
  • Ink:  Memento Black and Crumb Cake (sponging)
  • Stamps:  Adventure Awaits
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Linen Thread, Banner Punch and Starburst Framelits

Digits:

  • The Pool Party base card is 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored at 5 1/2″
  • The first Real Red layer is 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″
  • The first DSP layer is 4″ x 5 1/8″
  • The second Real Red layer is 4 1/4″ x 4 1/8″
  • The second DSP layer is 4 1/8″ x 4″
  • The vertical Real Red layer is 1 3/8″ x 5 1/8″
  • The next vertical layer is a trimmed Starbuck’s cup sleeve 1 1/8″ x 5 1/8″ (backside)
  • Adhere the first four layers with adhesive to card front
  • Adhere corrugated Starbuck’s paper to Real Red, wrap with Linen Thread, adhere with glue dot and then tie a tight knot around thread.
  • Attach this layer to card front with dimensionals.
  • Stamp sentiment on Whisper White cardstock in Memento Black ink and cut out with Starburst framelit.
  • Punch banners and attach with glue dots.
  • Sponge edges with Crumb Cake ink.  Place double dimensionals at top and bottom and single dimensionals at center of starburst and place on card front.
  • Inside I used some of the dsp scraps to coordinate with the card front on top of a Whisper White layer to write on.

I’ve decided I like all the stamps in this set so much and can’t wait to make more cards with them and the Adventure Paper Stack.  Stay tuned for that one…

Are you frozen where you are?  We are iced in and I’m camped out in my studio in my jammies…lovin’ it!

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

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Remember the post from yesterday?   Well…there you go, just sayin’.

I’m inky…and HaPpY!