HaPpY Thanksgiving…



Silent Night Tag…

This is #7 in the series of tag/ornaments.  I love the way this one turned out…


Details you might miss because it’s hard to show in a photo…the stars were made with the border punch and there’s a piece of Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper behind them, the “lights” in the windows were made with tiny strips of cardstock glued to the back of each house.

I heard from a reliable source today that Michael’s has these frames on sale now ten for $10!  So many of you have been so kind with your comments and telling me how you have made these and loved them.  Today I had a comment from a reader in Ireland saying her sister was coming over for Thanksgiving from Massachusetts and bringing frames from Michael’s with her.  They are planning crafting time together making these.  Isn’t that the best?

Here are some Stuff ‘N Digits for you on this little gem…


  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White, Daffodil Delight and Night of Navy cardstock plus Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper
  • Ink:  Basic Black
  • Stamps:  Jingle All The Way (sentiment)
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Sleigh Ride Edgelits, 1/2″ Real Red Satin Ribbon, Silver Cording, Confetti Stars Border Punch


  • The Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper is 2 1/2″ square.
  • The Night of Navy cardstock is 2 1/2″ square punched at the top Confetti Stars Border Punch and attached to Glimmer Paper with Tomboy Glue.
  • Cut Thick Whisper White cardstock 2 1/2″ x 1 3/4″.  Cut with house Sleigh Ride Edgelit.  Stamp sentiment in Basic Black.  Cut tiny strips to place behind each house with adhesive to represent lights.
  • Add Real Red Satin bow with Silver Cording with glue dots to top of frame.

There are two more empty frames on my desk I hope to finish before Thanksgiving.  I will share them with you later this week.  For those of you who are making these frames, I’d love to see your creations.  You can check my facebook page at Rambling Rose Studio (Be sure and “like” it!)

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…


That will surely put a smile on your face!

Get inky…Be HaPpY!


Sparkly Ballerina Tag…

Alright…this one is my favorite!  At least for today and I hope you like it too…


Isn’t that just the cutest?  A couple of things you might not notice cause I can’t get them to show in the photo…Her dress is paper pieced with Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper and I love this snow from the Shaker Christmas Card set.  I’m thinking one of my “littles” would love this one.

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…


  • Paper:  Whisper White and Pool Party cardstock
  • Ink:  Pool Party, Basic Black and Mossy Meadow
  • Stamps:  Sparkly Seasons and Happy Scenes
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Circle Framelits, Mounting Tape, snow, this ribbon is retired (your choice) and Silver Cording.


  • The Whisper White base is 2 1/2″ square.  Stamp ballerina on post it note and fussy cute so that you have sticky on back.  Stamp ballerina in Basic Black and cover with post it note mask.   Stamp background with Chevron  in Pool Party, then stamp trees with Mossy Meadow.  Remove mask.  Color skin and hair with markers.  Stamp ballerina in Basic Black on Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper and fussy cut just the dress.  Add to ballerina with Tomboy Glue.
  • Cut the Pool Party cardstock 2 1/2″ square and use the circle framelit to remove the center.  Add window sheet to back with Tomboy Glue then small strips of mounting tape around the circle.
  • Add your snow to center of background.  Remove protective strips from mounting tape and place Pool Party piece over background.
  • Insert into your frame.
  • Add your choice of bow and the Silver Cording for hanging.

There are three more of these frames to post.  You might be getting tired of them…I don’t know.  I’m addicted!

Thanks to all of you for stopping by.  Here’s your “B-ism” for today…


Good to remember this time of the year…

Ink + Paper = HaPpY!


Fox ‘N Forest Tag…

This is the fifth tag posted and I swear every time I make a new one…it’s my favorite.  Today is no exception…


See what I mean?  Things you might miss because they are hard to photograph…some of the snow flakes are embossed silver, Dazzling Details drape the tree branches for more shine and of course, it’s a shaker!

From the questions and comments I’ve been receiving I’m pretty sure Michael’s sales of these frames have spiked significantly!  When finished I will have ten of these cuties, but I could make them every day…they are truly addictive and Stampin’ Up! has so many stamps that are perfect.

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


  • Paper:  Whisper White and Pool Party Cardstock
  • Ink:  Mossy Meadow, Pool Party and Cajun Craze
  • Stamps:  Happy Scenes and Jingle All The Way
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Versamark ink, Silver Embossing Powder, Square Framelits, Snow, Dazzling Details, 5/8″ Satin Ribbon, Linen Thread and Mounting Tape (to make frame a shaker)


  • Cut your Whisper White 2 1/2″ square.  Stamp your trees in Mossy Meadow, snow with Pool Party and VersaMark ink.  Sprinkle with Silver Embossing Powder and heat.  Stamp fox in Cajun Craze.
  • Cut your Pool Party cardstock 2 1/2″ square and then cut the center with square framelit.  Glue window sheet to back with Tomboy Glue.  Add small strips of mounting tape around the edges of opening.  Lay the scene down and add a small amount of snow to center of square.  Remove strips from back of Pool Party and lay over the background scene and snow.  Insert into frame.
  • Make bow using Linen Thread and add to frame with glue dots.  Make a hanging piece of ribbon to loop of frame.

You know coming up with the idea for these frames takes longer than to produce the piece…

I’ve spent the day getting ready for family coming in Wednesday for Thanksgiving…you know, washing, cleaning, etc.  Tomorrow will be spent making lists for food and getting that here.  Then Monday and Tuesday cooking ahead as much as possible.  I really want to be free to enjoy the time together.

Hope you are planning a wonderful Thanksgiving spending time with those you love.

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…



Get inky…Be HaPpY!



Hope Note Night…

I thought I’d give you a break from the tag/ornaments and show you what happened last night…

Last night was Hope Note night…where we make 100 notecards in one night to donate to the local Women’s Cancer Center.  Generally I make up the five kits of 20 cards each and we sit and put them together after sharing dinner together.

Last evening was just a little cool so we took advantage and had our dinner outside by the fire…perfect!

Then we came up to the studio and got to work.  It took us a little over two hours to finish…the time flew.


These two gentle hearts are my staunchest supporters…and not just because they are both cancer survivors.  Wanda Davis on the left here has been coming to my classes for a long time and has grown so much with her stamping art.  Dawn Benjamin (on the right) is a team member here at Rambling Rose and lives right across the street!  She even designed one of the Hope Notes and kitted it for me…that’s a friend!

Here’s Dawn’s card…


Both Dawn and Wanda say they have kept all the cards they received during their recovery because they meant so much to them.  We decided our cards were triple blessed…we are blessed for making them, the survivor who writes the card to the newly diagnosed cancer patient is blessed and lastly the recipient is blessed when receiving the card.

Here is another card we completed last night…


These card ideas could be helpful if you are planning to make cards as a gift package.  I hope you can tell Hope Notes are close to my heart.

There are three more designs I’ll share with you in the coming week…

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…


Have a HaPpY weekend!



Nutcracker Gift Tag…

These tags are addictive!…I mean, I just can’t stop making them and thinking who would like which one.

Today’s gift tag/ornament uses the Sparkly Seasons stamp set again…


I just couldn’t get the sparkly to show on the trees and snowflakes…but it’s I there!  And the nutcracker and presents are covered with Crystal Effects to make it more stable and shiny.

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…


  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White cardstock
  • Ink:  Cucumber Crush, Real Red, Pacific Point, Pool Party (snow flakes) and Daffodil Delight
  • Stamps:  Peaceful Pines and Sparkly Seasons
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  The frame is from Michael’s, Silver Cording, Dazzling Details and Crystal Effects


  • The frame is 2 1/2″ square.  The base is 2 1/2″ Whisper White Thick stamped with Pool Party snow and Cucumber Crush for the trees.
  • The nutcracker from Sparkly Seasons is stamped on Thick Whisper White with Basic Black and colored with markers.  Fussy cut image leaving the image intact at the bottom.  Place over base with trees using snippets of dimensionals.  Add Crystals Effects and left dry.  Add Dazzling Details to some of the snow and here and there on the tree branches.
  • Add the silver cording bow to the top of the frame with glue dots.

I so hope you aren’t getting tired of these tags/ornaments as I have six more to do…

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…and a beautiful fall day it is here today.


That’s good to know!



Shaker Tag…

The question most asked from all the comments on the last couple of days is…”where did you get that frame?”  The answer is Michaels.  They were on sale and I just couldn’t resist.

And they have been so much fun to work with.  Can’t you just see these tied on a Christmas package or hanging from the tree?  Wish I had bought more…

Today’s tag/ornament is a shaker…


Here is the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…


  • Paper:  Whisper White and Pool Party cardstock
  • Ink:  Pool Party, Basic Black, Tangelo Twist
  • Stamps:  Sparkly Seasons
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Circle Framelits, 1/8″ Silver Ribbon, Lost Lagoon (or your choice), sequins (your color choice) and mounting tape


  • The Whisper White base is 2 1/2″ square.  The snowman was stamped on a post it note to make a mask.  Using the mask in place the Pool Party snow was stamped.
  • Remove mask and stamp snowman in Basic Black.  Using marker color hat and scarf.
  • The top layer of Pool Party is 2 1/2″ square.  The window sheet that came with the frame was glued to the back of the Pool Party layer with Tomboy Glue.  Cut 1/4″ lengths of mounting tape and create a circle border on the back of the window sheet.
  • Add sequins to stamped piece and carefully peel away the protective layer on the mounting tape on the back of the top layer and place over the stamped background.  Mount all layers inside the frame.
  • Make your bow and attach to frame with glue dots.  I also made a hanging loop with the 1/8″ silver ribbon.

We are experiencing a very rainy, stormy afternoon…perfect for creating in the studio.  Tomorrow night is our Hope Note night so I’ve got to get cracking!

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…


I love cats and this sentiment…so true!

Be creative, Be Inky…Be HaPpY!


Peaceful Pines Tag…

It’s so good to be home after a whirlwind trip to Tampa for Stampin’ Up!’s Global OnStage Event and St. Petersburg for some hugs and kisses from “the littles”.  We even got to go see Charlie Brown!  I’m here to report that the little red headed girl is still giving Charlie a fit.

Today I’ve got another gift tag or tree ornament to add to my collection…


These little tags are so much fun to make and will be a bright addition to any gift package.  Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…

For this frame the window sheet was left off because I wanted the dimension to be highlighted.  The background is 2 1/4″ square in Very Vanilla that has been embossed with the Softly Falling Embossing folder and attached to the frame back with Tomboy Glue.

Both trees are from the Peaceful Pines stamp set.  They were stamped on Very Vanilla with VersaMark, sprinkled with Gold Embossing Powder and heated.  I used the Peaceful Pines Framelits to cut out the trees. The larger tree in the background is attached with dimensionals and the smaller tree with double dimensionals on the right side and single dimensionals where it overlaps the larger tree.

The bow is made with the Very Vanilla 1 1/4″ Subtle Stripes Satin Ribbon and the 1/8″ Gold ribbon and attached to the frame with glue dots.   The attaching loop was also made with the 1/8″ Gold ribbon.

I have eight more of these frames and hope to make each one differently.  So stop by this week and check them out.

Thursday night is Hope Note night at Rambling Rose Studio.  We will be making 100 encouraging note cards to be delivered to the women’s cancer center here locally.  It’s a fun night of sharing a meal together and creativity.  I’ll share some of them with you next week.

For those of you who follow my blog, you know my daughter who is in South Korea was diagnosed with thyroid cancer shortly after arriving there.  She had her surgery in September and radiation last month.  Just today we got the report that she is cancer free!  Sweetums and I are exhaling and celebrating this evening.  We are all just so grateful.  Thanks to many of you who have sent encouraging and thoughtful words…you will never know how much they are appreciated.

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…


If you are inky…you are HaPpY!


A New “Little”…

Just a note to my loyal readers…I’m headed to Orlanda this weekend to attend SU!’s OnStage event this week…

AndI left a little early to sneak in a visit with “the Littles” in St. Petersburg.  We even got to share a lunch with each of them at school…


Here is Sweetums with Jameson…


And me with Lyla.

And we have a new grand dog that we met for the first time…meet Stitch…

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Is that cute or what?  He is a five month old French Bulldog.

i will be posting tomorrow and Saturday from the OnStage event so be sure to stop by.

here’s your “B-ism” for today…


Get yourself ridiculously inky…and Be HaPpY!


Gift Tag/Ornament…

I found these at a box store and bought several with the idea of making gift tags that could be kept for the Christmas tree.  They are fairly simple in design with a 2 1/2″ square opening.

Here’s what I made with the first one…


Cute right?  And quick too!  I think I bought ten and hope to make each one different and especially for each person.  Personally, I’d like to keep this one…

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…


  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White cardstock and Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer paper
  • Ink:  None
  • Stamps:  None
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Sleigh Ride Edgelits


  • Cut two pieces 2 1/2″ square in Thick Whisper White.  Cut with Sleigh Ride Framelits varying the height.
  • Cut one piece of Dazzling Diamonds 2 1/2″ square and layer with the two framelits pieces into the frame and add the back.

Quick and easy but OH! so cute…

I will be traveling today until next Monday to attend the OnStage Stampin’ Up! Event in Orlando, Florida.  Should be exciting and I hope to post pictures and happenings from the event this weekend.  I will get to see “the littles” on this trip…it seems like forever since I’ve seen those two peanuts!

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…


I need to keep this one in mind while I’m cooking dinner for my book club tonight and trying to pack to leave at 4:30 a.m. in the morning!

Stay inky…and Be HaPpY!