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Best Friends…

Again today my post highlights a new stamp set available January 1st to customers, but  available today if you are a demonstrator.  Just a little perk of being a demo.

And the best part about this stamp set is it is FREE!  This is one of the sets in the Sale-A-Bration catalog and it is a great versatile set.

Here is today’s post…

Is that a shaker card?  Yep.

And that gorgeous Designer Series Paper…

Glamour close up.

And a peek inside.

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…

Stuff

  • Paper:  Berry Burst, Thick Whisper White Cardstock, plus Sweet Soiree Specialty Designer Series Paper and Silver Foil
  • Ink:  Archival Basic Black
  • Stamps:  Happy Wishes
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Blends Pens or Markers, Square Shapes Framelits, Window Sheets, Self-Adhesive Sequins, Loose Sequins (these are from October Paper Pumpkin, Berry Burst Metallic Trim Ribbon, Silver Baker’s Twine, Adhesive Strips

Digits

  • The Berry Burst base card is 4-1/4″ x 11″.  Score, fold and burnished at 5-1/2″.
  • The Silver Foil layer is 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″ attached with SNAIL.
  • The DSP layer is 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ attached with SNAIL.
  • The Thick Whisper White square is 3″.  Stamp sentiment in Archival Basic Black and color flowers with Blends Pens or Markers.  Attach to card front at center top with SNAIL.
  • The Berry Burst Scalloped Square is 3″.  Cut a piece of Window Sheet 3″ square and add to back side of scalloped square with multipurpose glue.  Add Adhesive Strips over the window sheet.  Add loose sequins to card front and lay the scalloped square down at an angle to trap the loose sequins.
  • Make three loops with Berry Burst Metallic trimmed ribbon then tie with Silver Baker’s Twine.
  • Stamp “friends” in Archival Basic Black on Thick Whisper White then trim to 5/8″ x 2-1/2″.  Tag one end.  Cut a piece of Berry Burst 1″ x 2-1/2″ then add to back of friends tag with SNAIL.  Tag one end.  Add this tag to card front with SNAIL.  Add ribbon to left side with glue dots.
  • Inside the Thick Whisper White piece is 3-1/4″ x 4-1/4″.  Small strips of DSP were add with multipurpose glue crisscrossing at bottom left corner.
  • Self-adhesive sequins were added to the DSP layer.

I can tell you this Designer Series Paper in person is stunning.

Thanks so much for stopping by today…enjoy your weekend!

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

yes.

Come get inky with me…be HaPpY!

 

B

Be HaPpY…

Everyday this mantra is sent to you along with the suggestion that inky fingers will make you HaPpY.  And it’s true!  Better than any antidepressant on the market I always say.

You can only imagine my delight when first seeing this new stamp set…

And that’s not all either.  This set comes in two boxes with all kinds of sentiments to go with “happy” and “best”…genius!

To introduce this set on my blog for the first time these two “happy” cards were made for you…

Showcasing the new self-adhesive sequins…

Both notecards are watercolored, but in different ways.  This is one of my “go to” doodled borders.

Watercolored “blooms” create interest in the background.

There are five other sentiments for use with the word “happy” plus the second set is “Best” and there are eight sentiments for that set.

Here are the Stuff ‘N Digits for these two HaPpY notecards…

Stuff

  • Paper:  3-1/2″ x 5″ Whisper White Notecards and Basic Black Cardstock, plus water color paper
  • Ink:  Archival Basic Black, Daffodil Delight
  • Stamps:  Happy Wishes
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  .005 Black Micron Pen (doodled border), self-adhesive sequins, Blends Pens, Low Tack Artist Tape, Aqua Painter or Medium Round Brush, VersaMark, Black Embossing Powder

Digits

  • The Basic Black CS layer is 3-3/8″ x 4-7/8″ attached to Whisper White Notecard with SNAIL.
  • The water color paper is 3-1/4″ x 4-3/4″.  Make a 1/4″ border with low tack tape on one piece of water color paper.  Wet the exposed surface with spritzer or brush.  I used watercolor (Ultramarine Blue) and just touched the wet paper with a brush loaded with color and let it bloom.  Start light, you can always add more color.  To removed color use a scrunched up tissue and blot.  Let dry.
  • For the other card I use applied a light coat of Daffodil Delight reinker using the Aqua Painter and let it dry.
  • Remove the tape and stamp sentiment in VersaMark ink, sprinkle with black Embossing Powder and heat.  This was done on blue card only.  The flowers were colored with Blends Pens.
  • Attach to card front with multipurpose glue.
  • For the yellow background card once dry, lightly draw a line where you want your border.  Draw two squiggly black lines over the pencil.  Add three dots evenly spaced.  See?  I knew you could do it!  Use a soft eraser to eliminate pencil lines.
  • The sentiment on this card was stamped in Archival Basic Black and the flowers were colored with Blends Pens.
  • Add those self-adhesive sequins and you are done.

There is one sentiment in the “happy” set that reads “you make me so”.  These would make great thank you cards for use after the holidays.

Are you running here and there, cleaning house and cooking in preparation for Christmas?  Does you mind keep running in high gear when you lay your head down?  Problems we all share this time of year.  Wish I had a solution because I’m right there with you.

So my BIG announcement on Monday this week was well received and I’ve been working and planning for the coming months’ online classes.  Won’t it be fun?  We get to stamp together!  It will be just like you are here in the studio with me…Oh! what fun…

We have another day in the high 60s again.  I’m loving it!

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

sweet.

Come get inky with me…Be HaPpY!

 

B

Sweet Soiree…

This Friday will be the first opportunity for SU! Demos to order the Occasions and Sale-A-Bration catalogs and I can’t wait.

The sooner I have them in my hot little hands, the sooner my “peeps” will have their copies too.

And you are going to just die when you see this great big, gorgeous ‘knock your socks off’ suite called Sweet Soiree.  It has everything you could possibly want to coordinate with the stamp set.

So at Salt Lake City we did have Make ‘N Takes…so much fun to stamp with a big room of stampers.  The sound effect was like a beehive buzzing.  And the chocolate…there’s always the smell of chocolate in the air.

I brought this one home and ‘gussied it up’ a bit when my first order arrived.  Did I say first order?  Guess there’s more than one…

This ribbon is dreamy…

A little fussy cutting on the tag.

These silver foil boxes and designer series paper are part of the suite.

There were options to buy products in this suite separately or just buy the whole suite.  You’ll guess which I did as work continues on samples from this suite in the days ahead…

Inside this gift package pictured there is shredded paper in colors to match the DSP (Berry Burst, White and Silver Foil)…they think of everything don’t they?

Making this sweet packaging was a snap with the Silver Mini Gable Boxes.

  • Just cut a piece of DSP 2″ x 12″ to add to the box sides, stuff the box with your gift and shreds, make a box with several loops with the Berry Burst Metallic-Edge Ribbon then tie in the center with the Silver Bakers Twine.
  • Tie the box closed with more ribbon.
  • The gift tag was made with Thick Whisper White Cardstock 2″ x 3-1/2″ and punched with Scallop Top Punch.
  • Stamp sentiment in Archival Basic Black.  The strip of Cardstock at the bottom was cut 2″ x 1/4″ and attached with SNAIL.
  • The flower was fussy cut from the Designer Series Paper called Sweet Soiree Specialty DSP and attached with multipurpose glue.
  • Tie the tag to the ribbon with the Silver Bakers Twine and add bow with glue dots.

There just can’t be anyone (female at least) who wouldn’t love to receive this gift packaging!  And wouldn’t they be perfect at a bridal shower or reception as thank you gifts?

Any there’s so much more to this suite.  I am so excited to share more projects with you so I hope you will stop by each day.

So if you are one of my “peeps” (meaning you have ordered from me in the last year) and you would like a copy of the two new catalogs which go ‘live’ on January 1st, let me know and I will get a copy to you.  Who doesn’t want FREE stamps?

It is 65 degrees here today!  I’m loving it…

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

listening…

Come get inky with me…Be HaPpY!

 

 

B

Fall Wreath…

Today will be the last post using pieces created with the Lovely Wishes stamp set which will be available to demonstrators December 1 and to customers January 1.

My intention was to prove how versatile this set is.  It’s not what you might think when first viewing this set, but it’s true.  Over this past week of posts, I hope I have made my case.

Here’s the last card…

Pretty colors for fall…

Did you see a wreath in that set?  I didn’t think so…

Love the Crinkled Seam Binding…

And a peek inside…the envelope was treated with this same technique.

Of course this card could be sent any time of the year, but would work perfectly now with the mountains on fire with beautiful fall colors.  And with this sentiment, this would surely serve as an “all occasion” card.

So here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…

Stuff

  • Paper:  Peekaboo Peach, Marina Mist and Thick Whisper White Cardstock
  • Ink:  Peekaboo Peach, Cajun Craze, Flirty Flamingo, Marina Mist and Archival Basic Black
  • Stamps:  Lovely Wishes (Dec. 1st and Jan. 1st release date)
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Linen Thread, Aqua Painter, 5/8″ Crinkled Seam Binding Peekabook Peach, 1-1/4″ Circle Punch

Digits

  • The Peekaboo Peach base card is 4-1/4″ x 11″.  Score, fold and burnished at 5-1/2″.
  • The Marina Mist layer is 4″ x 5-1/4″ attached to card front with SNAIL.
  • The Thick Whisper White layer is 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″.  Punch a 1-1/4″ circle from sticky part of PostIt Note and place this piece in the center of where your wreath will be.  Stamp around this circle first in Peekaboo Peach then in Flirty Flamingo.  Add flowers in Flirty Flamingo and Cajun Craze.
  • Remove mask and add sentiment to center of wreath in Archival Basic Black.
  • Add several drops of Marina Mist Reinker onto an Acrylic Block.  Using an Aqua Painter paint around and inside the wreath.
  • Add this layer to card front with SNAIL.
  • Make a bow with several different sizes of loops, then tie off center with Linen Thread.  Add to card front with glue dots.
  • Inside the Thick Whisper White layer is 4-1/4″ x 3-1/4″.  Stamp several times without reinking using Peekabook Peach.  Add one stamp in Flirty Flamingo and flowers in Cajun Craze.

This set has been so much fun to work with and is why I chose it for my first product-based, online class.

In addition to the pieces shown yesterday that will be completed in class, I will also show several more pieces that can be made with this set.  A good investment for your stamping stash.

So yesterday was my big announcement (you can see it here) and the response has been delightful!  This new adventure is going to be amazing and you and I can experience it together!

Hope your Tuesday is awesome…mine started with a yoga class!

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

sometimes…

Come get inky with me…Be HaPpY!

 

B

Lovely Wishes Class…

Beginning in January 2018, Rambling Rose Studio will offer a product-based class (more details to follow) and this stamp set (Lovely Wishes) and these projects will be part of that class.

So I thought it would be fun to show you these projects today so you can see what type of things we will be making together …

A gift bag, box and coordinating card!

Good things come in small packages…

This coordinating pocket card…

And this matching gift bag.

If you decide to take the class, you’ll order your supplies (I’ll post the list) and they will be delivered directly to you.  For the months of January – March when Sale-A-Bration will be going on. supplies will run approximately $50 which will allow you to receive FREE product from the Sale-A-Bration catalog when you order.

Once you have placed your order using that month’s Host Code, two things will happen: 1) your name will be added to a closed Facebook Page where you will be able to view a video I’ve made to describe how to make all the projects shown and 2) I will mail to you all the project’s precut supplies prepared and ready for you to start stamping.  Your supply package will also include a personal thank you card from me to you.

How fun is that?  The Facebook Page will be open to you as long as you are enrolled in that month’s class.  You can watch the video as many times as you like and make your projects when it’s convenient for you.

Because this stamp set will not be available (it’s brand spanking new people!) until January 1st, closing date for placing your order will be January 5th.  Once your order goes in, your supplies from me will be mailed.  The Facebook Class will go “live” on January 19th and run for one month.

This is a new adventure for me and I’m so excited to share it with you.  We will be able to stamp together every single month!

There will be more information in the weeks ahead that will include the Host Code and your invitation to join the class Facebook Page.

So let’s step out of the ‘comfort zone box’ together and go on this new adventure.  I’m glad to answer any questions left in comments or emailed to me.

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

i’m ready…are you?

Come get inky with me…be HaPpY!

 

 

B

Doodlin’ Birthday…

Give me a clean piece of paper and a Micron ink pen and I can kill two hours of doodlin’ fun and not even notice I’ve been sitting there for that long.  Zentangling has been a time stealer of mine for years.

I mention this because today’s post which is also a sample made for OnStage Live with Lovely Wishes stamp set has a doodled border.

Pick this border apart and you’ll see it’s really simple.

A glamour close up…

A side view to see dimension.

And a peek inside.

This is another sample made for OnStage but not demonstrated.  I gave this to my g’daughter for her birthday this past Wednesday.

I hope you will forgive me for not including the Stuff ‘N Digits for this one…we have been out all day with “the littles” and just got home.  I will share pics in my next post.

Hope your Thanksgiving is already a sweet memory.  Here’s your B-ism for today…

I love this one…

Keep your fingers inky and you’ll be HaPpY!

B

Wishing You A Lovely Day…

So today is Thanksgiving and if you’ve already shared your meal and had a nap, you might want to look at some new stamps…right?

Today I’m showing another sample made for OnStage Live featuring the Lovely Wishes stamp set which can be found in the 2018 Occasions Catalog…

Ahhhh…Lemon Lime Twist with Navy.  Great color combination!

A glamour close up…

A side view showing layers and texture.

This sentiment is perfect for today…I do hope you are enjoying a lovely Thanksgiving with family and friends.

Here are the Stuff ‘N Digits for this card…

Stuff

  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White, Lemon Lime Twist Cardstock
  • Ink:  Not Quite Navy, Archival Basic Black, Lemon Lime Twist
  • Stamps:  Lovely Wishes
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Linen Thread, Navy Crinkled Seam Binding (my favorite!), Layered Squares Framelits, Micron Pen (Black)

Digits

  • The Thick Whisper White base card is 4-1/4″ x 11″.  Score, fold and burnish at 5-1/2″
  • The first Thick Whisper White layer is 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Stamp sentiment in Archival Basic Black at top left corner.  Attach a band of Navy Crinkled Seam Binding at back of this layer.
  • Attach this layer to card front with SNAIL.
  • Cut a 2-5/8″ Lemon Lime Twist square.
  • Cut a Thick Whisper White square 2-1/8″.  Stamp in Lemon Lime Twist and Not Quite Navy.  Add flower centers with Black Micron Pen.  Add this layer to Lemon Lime Twist square with SNAIL.
  • Add doubled square to card front at lower right corner.
  • Make a bow with several loops then tie center with Linen Thread.  Add to top of squares with glue dots.
  • Inside there is a layer of Not Quite Navy 3-3/8″ x 4-3/8″ attached with SNAIL.
  • A Thick Whisper White layer 3-1/4″ x 4-1/4″ was placed on top with SNAIL.
  • The flower art from card front was repeated in lower right corner.
  • This same stamp was added to the envelope in lower left corner.

I hope to share some photos of my family here today.  It has been such a treat to have everyone home!

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

on a new road…

Come get inky with me…Be HaPpY!

 

B

Lemon Lime Birthday…

Today’s post is one of the samples made before OnStage to demonstrate the versatility of the stamp set Lovely Wishes.

This sample was shown but not demonstrated so I wanted to give you the directions because everyone at the event was given this stamp set!

Love this color combination!

There’s a little extra doodling here.

The ribbon makes everything “pop”!

and a peek inside…

You can see here the flowers have been used to represent hearts.  The extra doodline from the flower centers was done with a Micron Pen.

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…

Stuff

  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White and Lemon Lime Twist Cardstock
  • Ink:  Flirty Flamingo, Lemon Lime Twist and Archival Basic Black
  • Stamps:  Lovely Wishes and Birthday Blooms (sentiment)
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  7/8″ Striped Ribbon (Holiday Catalog), Layering Squares Framelits, Black Micron Pen, Adhesive Strips or Dimensionals

Digits

  • The Thick Whisper White base card is 4-1/4″ x 11″.  Score, fold and burnish at 5-1/2″.
  • The first layer of Thick Whisper White is 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Stamp sentiment in Archival Basic Black at top left corner.  Add a band of 7/8″ Striped Ribbon attaching in back with SNAIL.
  • Add this layer to card front with Adhesive Strips.
  • Cut first square from Lemon Lime Twist and add over Striped Ribbon with dimensionals.
  • Cur a second smaller square from Thick Whisper White.  Stamp in Lemon Lime Twist and Flirty Flamingo.  Add lines and dots from flower centers with Micron Pen.
  • Add this second square to first with Dimensionals.
  • Inside the Lemon Lime Twist layer is 3-3/8 ” x 4-3/8″ attached with SNAIL.
  • The Thick Whisper White layer is 3-1/4″ x 4-1/4″ attached with SNAIL.
  • Add line art in Lemon Lime Twist in lower right corner.  Splatter with marker.

This is the third day showing samples with this Lovely Wishes stamp set and I believe you can see how different each one is.  There are three or four more days of samples yet.

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

We’ve all been preparing and working or the big day tomorrow…soooooo

Inky fingers will make you HaPpY!

B

OnStage Presentation…

The second card actually demonstrated while on stage was this one…

A little bit of spritzing the stamp after inking and the paper after stamping creates this fluid background and makes the elegant line art “pop”!

Some splattering and that Linen Bow add to the textural interest of this panel.

Layers, texture and embellishments…a good card recipe!

And a peek inside…

So if you were at OnStage Live SLC, you received this stamp set and maybe witnessed my presentation.  The sample this week will give you some ideas for your own creations.

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…

Stuff

  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White and Soft Sky Cardstock, plus watercolor paper
  • Ink:  Soft Sky, Lemon Lime Twist, Archival Basic Black
  • Stamps:  Lovely Wishes and Music Notes background stamp
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Water Spritzer, Linen Thread

Digits

  • The Thick Whisper White base card is 4-1/4″ x 11″.  Score, fold and burnish at 5-1/2″
  • The first Soft Sky layer is 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″ attached with SNAIL.
  • The Thick Whisper White layer is 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Stamp Soft Sky by stamping off each time you stamp.  This will keep this layer in the background and not competing with your focal point.  Attach this layer to card front with SNAIL.
  • The next Soft Sky layer is 2-3/8″ x 5-1/4″ attached to card front with SNAIL.
  • The next layer is watercolor paper 2-1/4″ x 5-1/8″.  Stamp Music Notes in Soft Sky.  Ink leaf shadow stamp in Lemon Lime Twist.  Spritz stamp before stamping.  Stamp a second shadow stamp underneath first. Spritz watercolor paper to “move” the ink.  Let dry.  Stamp shadow stamps again in Lemon Lime Twist.  Add Line art stamp with Archival Basic Black.  Add color to flowers in Soft Sky.  Splatter Lemon Lime Twist using marker or Aqua Painter.
  • Add this panel to card front with multipurpose glue.
  • Make bow and attach with glue dots.  There is a video here to demonstrate this bow.
  • Inside the Soft Sky layer is 3-3/8″ x 4-3/8″ attached with SNAIL.
  • The Thick Whisper White layer is 3-1/4″ x 4-1/4″.  Stamp leaf line art in Soft Sky and leaf shadow stamp in Lemon Lime Twist..  Add this layer to inside of card with SNAIL.

This was the last card demonstrated on stage.  The others were samples I had made previously and brought to show how versatile this stamp set can be.

Thanks so much for stopping by today.

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

For those who are missing loved ones this Thanksgiving…

Come get inky with me…Be HaPpY!

B

OnStage Card…

Beginning today until I run out of samples, every day will be a sample card made for my OnStage presentation.  Today’s post is one of the cards demonstrated during the presentation…

Building a background and keeping it simple…

and a peek inside.

You will love creating this background.  No two ever alike and always perfect!

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…

Stuff

  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White, Basic Black and Crushed Curry Cardstock, plus watercolor paper
  • Ink:  Archival Basic Black plus reinkers Daffodil Delight, Flirty Flamingo and Pumpkin Pie
  • Stamps:  Lovely Wishes
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Linen Thread, 3/8″ Mini Chevron Crushed Curry, Artist Low Tack Tape, Clip board, Aqua Painter, water spritzer

Digits

  • The Crushed Curry base card is 4-1/4″ x 11″.  Score, fold and burnish at 5-1/2″.
  • The Basic Black layer is 4″ x 5-1/4″ attached to card front with SNAIL.
  • Cut the watercolor paper 3-3/4″ x 5″.  Tape to a clip board with Low Tack Artist tape creating a 1/2″ border.  Be sure to rub along the edge of the tape so that watercolor cannot slip under the tape.
  • Spitz watercolor paper with water and spread with Aqua Painter to be sure the surface is uniformly wet.  Add Flirty Flamingo by picking up color with Aqua Painter and just touching the wet watercolor paper in several places.  Just watch that color “bloom”!  Repeat with Daffodil Delight and Pumpkin Pie.  If you want the colors to blend more, just spritz more water.  You can tilt the board to blend colors.  Let this layer dry naturally.
  • Remove Low Tack Tape.  Stamp the sentiment and line art in Archival Basic Black going just outside the boarder with the line art.  Add a band of the Crushed Curry ribbon attached on back with SNAIL.
  • Make bow by creating several loops and tying off in center with Linen Thread.  Add to ribbon band with glue dots.
  • Inside the Thick Whisper White layer is 3-1/4″ x 4-1/4″.  The strip of watercolor paper was trimmed from another piece lying on my tabletop.

When demonstrating on stage I found myself spritzing the cameraman several times.  I’m righthanded and he was standing over my left shoulder.  He was a good sport about it though.

Hope you will give this a try…

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

As many of us travel to enjoy Thanksgiving with family or prepare to host our families, remember when you start to stress that you are also very blessed.

Keep those fingers inky…Be HaPpY!

 

B