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Daisy Delight…

One of the perks of being a SU! Demo is attending events like OnStage and receiving for FREE new products from the upcoming annual catalog.  Lucky me traveled home with the Daisy Delight Bundle which consisted of the stamp set and coordinating punch.

HaPpY me!

To celebrate my good luck today’s post will feature this new stamp set with others to follow…

There is a big daisy stamp in this set, but there is also several small flowers too.  Actually, the pink ones are the big daisy centers.

Glamour close up…

Side view.

Yep it’s that bow.

And a peek inside.

Did I ever confess to you I’m a “control freak”?  Well I am.  I even like to control splatters on my pieces and that’s why I normally use the “splat” stamp from the Gorgeous Grunge stamp set.  Did you notice that set is retiring?  I almost fell off my chair! I will be ordering that set because the one I have is worn totally out…

Do you like this new set?  These smaller flower are just so sweet.  Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…


  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White and Soft Sky Cardstock
  • Ink:  Daffodil Delight, Soft Sky, Pear Pizazz, Blushing Bride and Basic Gray
  • Stamps:  Daisy Delight
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Linen Thread, Seasonal Decorative Masks


  • The Thick Whisper White CS is 4-1/4″ x 11″, scored, folded and burnished at 5-1/2″
  • The Soft Sky layer is 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″ attached to the card front with SNAIL
  • The top Thick Whisper White layer is 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Lay your mask diagonally on this layer and apply Daffodil Delight, Soft Sky and Pear Pizazz ink with brush, daubers, spritzer or brayer.  I used a brush here.  Stamp a group of stems in Pear Pizazz.  Add flowers in Soft Sky, Daffodil Delight and Blushing Bride.  I stamped off the base color first and stamped over the base full strength.  Add sentiment in Basic Gray.
  • Add splats with Daffodil Delight and Pear Pizazz markers.  Add to card front with dimensionals.
  • A video on making this Linen Thread bow can be found here.  Attach with glue dots.
  • Inside the Soft Sky layer is 3-3/8″ x 4-3/8″ with a Thick Whisper White layer 3-1/4″ x 4-1/4″.  Stamp the single stem and flower in Soft Sky and Pear Pizazz.  Add some splatters with markers.  There is a corner with a small piece of masking.  The envelope was also masked and stenciled to coordinate with the card front.

My preorder of new products will be delivered tomorrow and I hope to make some samples to share with you over the weekend…so be sure to stop back by.  Tomorrow there will be an Easter post and Saturday a very special post as I will be the Guest Designer on the Crazy Crafters Blog Hop…eeekkk!!!

A couple of things I wanted to share with you…if you have ordered from me personally or online I am happy to supply you with a new annual catalog.  Also, if you haven’t looked over the retiring product list and you’d like to, go to and you will find everything listed there.

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

moving forward…always.

Come get inky with me…be HaPpY!




Tone On Tone…

It’s beginning to look a lot like “wedding season” around here.  And even though it’s spring time with all those pastel colors that come to mind, today’s wedding (or anniversary) card is a tone-on-tone neutral color palette with a quilting effect…

The heart “quilting” shows up well…

Glamour close up…

opposite angle…

and a peek inside.

It’s always nice if you know the bride’s choice of color for the wedding to add the color to their card, but neutrals are always elegant and a good choice if you aren’t sure.

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…


  • Paper:  Very Vanilla, Tip Top Taupe, Sahara Sand Cardstock
  • Ink:  Archival Basic Black and Craft White
  • Stamps:  First Sight and Timeless Love (sentiment)
  • Tools ‘n Embellishments:  Falling Petals Embossing Folder, White Embossing Powder, 1″ square punch or framelit


  • The Very Vanilla base card is 4-1/4″ x 11″, scored, folded and burnished at 5-1/2″
  • The Tip Top Taupe layer is 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″ attached with SNAIL
  • The next Very Vanilla layer is 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Stamp background with flourish stamp in Sahara Sand.  Attach with SNAIL.
  • To make the sentiment cut the Sahara Sand layer 1″ x 3″.  Cut the Tip Top Taupe layer 7/8″ x 2-7/8″.  Attach these two layers with SNAIL.  Cut the Very Vanilla layer 3/4″ x 2-3/4″.  Stamp sentiment in Archival Basic Black and attach to previous layers with SNAIL.  Add to bottom center of card front with dimensionals.
  • For the top art piece cut Sahara Sand CS 3-1/2″ square.  Cut the Tip Top Taupe layer 3-3/8″ square and attach together with SNAIL.  Cut the Very Vanilla layer 3-1/4″ square.  Using scraps of Tip Top Taupe and Sahara Sand CS stamp one with Archival Basic Black and the other with Craft White Ink.  Cover the piece with Craft White Ink with White Embossing Powder and heat.  Punch 1″ squares from each scrap.  You will need 4 of one color and 5 of the other to build your “quilt”.  Use Multipurpose Glue to place squares on top of Very Vanilla 3-3/8″ square.
  • Once you pieces are in place, embossed with Falling Petals EF just the top Very Vanilla piece with the squares.  After embossing attach to Sahara Sand and Tip Top Taupe square.  Add to top of card front with dimensionals.
  • Inside there is s Tip Top Taupe layer 3-3/4″ x 4-3/4″ attached with SNAIL.  A layer of Sahara Sand 3-5/8″ x 4-5/8″ attached with SNAIL.  And a Very Vanilla layer 3-1/2″ x 4-1/2″ with the bottom right corner stamped with the flourish stamp and Sahara Sand attached with SNAIL.
  • The Very Vanilla envelope was also stamped on the flap in Sahara Sand with the same flourish stamp.

How beautiful is our weather leading up to this Easter weekend.  Hope you are also enjoying some pretty spring weather.  Spent all my money at the nursery yesterday and all afternoon planting window boxes, hanging baskets and flower beds.  Perfect afternoon!

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…


Stay inky…be HaPpY!


Birthday Memories…

Here’s a card we made with new product at OnStage in Savannah.  The images in this set REALLY appeal to me (love them)!  I have so many sketches done for this suite of products, but my order won’t be here until Friday so stay tuned…

Awwww…cute, right?  Can’t wait to get my hands on this set.

Here are the new incolors …

The florescent lighting distorts the pure color somewhat.  These samples were part of the table centerpiece.  From left Tranquil Tide, Lemon-Lime Twist, Powder Pink, Berry Burst and Fresh Fig.  Don’t they look nice together?  It’s always exciting to have new colors to work with.

Today I’d like to share more swaps from the weekend…

Karen Hambright

Crystal Miller

Diane Eure, Ooltewah, TN

Melissa Kerman

Shirley McKay, Brookshire, TX

Tracie Sparks

Jo Anne Hewins

Kaye Owenby

Patti Dolan

Beverly Carlen

Penny Knowles, Lake City, FL

Martha Morin

Today I’m doing something totally different than stamping but something I love and enjoy…gardening!  I’ve been to the nursery with a friend who has a truck?  Uh Oh!

Here’s you “B-ism” for today…

are you smiling?

Stay inky…be HaPpY!


Savannah OnStage…

Now we are home and a good night’s sleep has occurred and my Monday Morning class is done, I thought it might be fun to share some memories from this weekend’s OnStage Event in Savannah, Georgia.

First let me say the city itself is a great place to visit.  What nice people, good food (can you say gopher?), perfect weather, lots of history learned using on/off trolley…I could go on and on.  So good choice for an event.

You work so hard before and event like this.  You really want to make the most of the trip and experience.  So swaps were mass produced (which I hate to mass produce) but meeting so many talented stampers is well-worth the effort.  I will share many of the swaps I received with you today and tomorrow.  My peeps loved looking through them today at class.

So what does it look like inside one of the events with 450 stampers busily making Make’n Takes?

This is the quietest you will see 450 stampers, and it sounds just like a beehive buzzing too!

And one of the great things about an event like this is being with friends you don’t see that often and meeting one for the first time…

This is Diane Eure…we live in the same town but she still works full time.  From what I hear she will soon be blessed with more time to stamp.

This is Jeanne Moss from Elizabethtown, Ky.  We’ve been to several events together but it’s the only time we get to see each other.

And this is Penny Knowles.  We have talked to each other on Stampin’ Connection for a long time and finally met each other in Savannah!

The swaps in Savannah were awesome and I’d like to share some of them with you today…

Terri Sanders, Tallahassee, FL

Robbie Chandler, Quincy, FL

Cindy Clements, Lake Winnebago, MO

Debbie Moczek, Sarasota, FL

Jeanne Moss, Elizabethtown, KY

Tomorrow I will show you more of the samples.  After seeing the new catalog and all the demonstrations and sample boards, I need to clean out some of my retired stamps to make room for the new ones I’ve already ordered…imagine that!

The next Stampin’ Up Event will be in Salt Lake City in November.  Want to go with me?  Let’s talk…

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

Ummmm…that about covers it…but I’m HaPpY!


Savannah OnStage Swap…

We made it!  Sweetums and I got here Thursday night and spent all day Friday touring around the magical city…it is gorgeous.  Not to mention the weather is pretty awesome too.  Don’t come in August, but now is great!

Today’s post is the swap card made for The SU! Savannah OnStage Event…I got 50 made and had to be satisfied with that…

It all started like this…50 water colored butterflies.  But look who helped me…

Yep,  Sweetums guarded by Zoe worked with me to get these swaps finished.  How sweet is that?

Here’s the final edition…

Of course none of the butterflies are the same because I painted pages of water color paper…

A glamour shot…

Hopefully next week I can get photos made of the swaps I receive and share them with you here…It’s always so much fun to see what everyone chooses to make.

Hope you enjoyed this card today.  I’ll be back with you on Monday and share more projects and ideas with you.

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

Stay inky…Be HaPpY!


Basket ‘O Flowers…

Continuing my theme of using the Basket Bunch Bundle for cards other than Easter…today I have a “just a note” card featuring a basket of daffodils…

Just the perfect note card for any time of the year…

a close up to show dimension…

glamour shot…

and a peek inside.

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you….


  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White, Daffodil Delight, Sahara Sand and Crumb Cake Cardstock
  • Ink:  Daffodil Delight, Pear Pizazz, Archival Basic Black and Early Espresso
  • Stamps:  Basket Bunch and Flourishing Phrases (sentiment)
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Basket Builder Framelits, Blender Pen, Doily Lace, Linen Thread and Daffodil Delight Marker


  • The Thick Whisper White base card is 4-1/4″ x 11″, scored, folded and burnished at 5-1/2″
  • The Daffodil Delight layer is 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″ attached to card front with SNAIL
  • The top Thick Whisper White layer is 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Stamp sentiment at bottom center with Archival Basic Black ink.  Stamp Three daffodils at top center and blend petals and centers with Blender Pen and Daffodil Delight ink.  Add 1/2 of Lace Doily (Very Vanilla side up) with multipurpose glue for the basket to sit on.
  • On scrap Whisper White stamp four daffodils and four leaves.  Color with Blender Pen and cut out with Basket Builder Framelits.
  • Stamp basket on Sahara Sand CS with Early Espresso and cut out with Basket Builder Framelit.  Cut whole basket out of Crumb Cake CS.  Attach these two layers with multipurpose glue and add dimensionals to the back.
  • Add leaves to card front with multipurpose glue.
  • Add basket over lace doily and leaves.
  • Add three daffodils on dimensionals over leaves and basket.
  • Make multi-looped Linen Bow.  Video directions here.  Attach to card front with glue dots.
  • Inside there is a Daffodil Delight layer 4-5/8″ x 3-5/8″ with a layer of Whisper White 4-1/2″ x 3-1/2″ on top.  Add one leave to bottom right corner and a flower on a dimensional on top.
  • I have splattered Daffodil Delight on the card front and inside the card using my Daffodil Delight marker and cap.
  • The envelope was also splattered and stamped with the daffodil stamp to coordinate with the card front.

Today Sweetums (yes, he came with me) and I are spending the day as tourists to Savannah.  It’s be a while since we’ve been here.  Tomorrow he will play golf while I attend OnStage…fun weekend!

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…


Hope you are inky and HaPpY today!


Thanks a Bunch!

Earlier this week I posted a card using the Basket Bunch Bundle and talked about how this set can be used for some many other things than what it appears.

Here’s another example…

How cute is that?

carrot close up…

Glamour side shot showing dimension…

There have been a “bunch” of these made around here because I know these can be used all year long.  What a great gift to give someone too!

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…


  • Paper:  3-1/2″ x 5″ SU! Whisper White Notecards/Envelopes, plus Pear Pizazz and Thick Whisper White Cardstock.
  • Ink:  Pumpkin Pie, Archival Basic Black and Pear Pizazz
  • Stamps:  Basket Bunch
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Basket Builder Framelits and Blender Pen


  • The Pear Pizazz layer is 3-3/8″ x 4-7/8″ attached to the notecard with SNAIL
  • The top Thick Whisper White layer is 3-1/4″ x 4-3/4″.  Stamp sentiment in Archival Basic Black center bottom and attach over Pear Pizazz layer with SNAIL
  • On scrap Whisper White stamp carrots using Pumpkin Pie and Pear Pizazz markers.  Color in carrot with Blender Pen and ink pad.
  • Cut carrots with framelit.
  • Attach first two carrots to card front center with multipurpose glue and third carrot in center using dimensional.
  • Inside I stamped one carrot in the top left corner.
  • The envelope was also stamped with carrots in the lower left corner to coordinate with the card front.

Easy, simple and cute…doesn’t get any better!

Today is a travel day to Savannah for the Stampin’ Up! OnStage Event.  Sure hope we get through Atlanta with all the traffic problems…ugh!

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

attitude adjustment.

Come get inky with me and be HaPpY!


Friendly Bumble Bee…

Today’s card is one of my favorites.  I like the way it folds together, I love the designer series paper and bumble bees are one of my favorite things on this earth because of the work they do (worker bees) and the fact they are not aerodynamically designed to fly…but do!

Here’s the card…

There’s that gingham!  I hope the new annual catalog has more…

Glamour close up…love that bee!

Do you like the opening?  The flower on the front holds the card closed.

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…


  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White Cardstock plus Oh So Succulent Designer Series Paper
  • Ink:  Archival Basic Black, Smoky Slate
  • Stamps:  Dragonfly Dreams, Sweet Sentiments
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits, Succulent Framelits Dies, Basic Pearls


  • The Whisper White base card is 4-1/4″ x 8-1/4″, scored at 2-3/4″.  The front flap DSP is 2-1/2″ x 4″ attached with SNAIL.
  • Inside the larger card the DSP layer is 4″ x 5-1/4″ attached with SNAIL
  • The smaller Whisper White card is 8-1/2″ x 3-1/2″, folded at 4-1/4″.  Stamp sentiment and bee in Archival Basic Black.  Add 1/2″ x 4-1/4″ piece of DSP with SNAIL at bottom.
  • The front of this smaller card has a layer of DSP 3-1/4″ x 4″ attached with SNAIL.  Stamp sentiment in Archival Basic Black.  On scrap Whisper White CS stamp base bee in Smoky Slate and overstamp detail bee in Archival Basic Black.  Cut out with thinlit and attach with dimensional.  Color Basic Pearls with Black Permanent Marker and attach.  Fold smaller card over larger card flap.
  • Cut three Whisper White flowers with Succulent Framelits and glue together with glue dots.  Add a Pearl to center and attach with dimensional on larger card flap postioned so the smaller card will slide under the flower and hold it closed.

Pretty simple card with a wow presentation!

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

that’s my story…

Come get inky with me and be…HaPpY



Extra Special Birthday…

Everyday (except Sundays) I create a new card or home décor project or 3-D art piece…every.  day.

There are a couple of things I love about that commitment and one I don’t…

I love to create a piece for a special specific person.  So much thought goes into a piece like that.

I DO NOT like to mass produce anything.  But when a Stampin’ Up! event comes up and swapping is part of the event, then mass producing is necessary.  So that’s what I’ve been doing a lot of this week…

They are a work in progress…

So once the swaps were done it was a joy to make today’s post for an upcoming birthday…

It never occurred to me how much I’d love this Designer Series Paper initially.  The idea to use it this way has been rolling around in my mind at first sight of it.

Glamour close up…

The embossing of the hearts was meant to suggest quilting.

and a peek inside…

I love all the designs in this pack (well…most of them) but especially the gingham!  I have four packs of this DSP and not a single piece of gingham anywhere.

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…


  • Paper:  Tip Top Taupe, Thick Whisper White Cardstock, plus Oh So Succulent Designer’s Series Paper
  • Ink:  Archival Basic Black
  • Stamps:  Dragonfly Dreams (sentiment)
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  1″ Square Punch or Framelit and Falling Petals Embossing Folder


  • The Tip Top Taupe base card is 4-1/4″ x 11″, scored, folded and burnished at 5-1/2″
  • The top Thick Whisper White square layer is 3-3/8″ square.
  • The Tip Top Taupe square layer is 3-1/4″ square.  Attach this layer to the Whisper White square layer with SNAIL.
  • Punch 12 (1″ square) pieces of the DSP.  Arrange 1″ squares on top of Tip Top Taupe square and attach with multipurpose glue.  This gives you a little time to move or adjust the square if you need to.  Run this square through the Big Shot in the Falling Petals EF.  Attach all three layers to top of card front with dimensionals.
  • The sentiment layers are Thick Whisper White 1″ x 3-3/8″, Tip Top Taupe layer is 7/8″ x 3-1/4″ and the top Whisper White layer is 3/4″ x 3-1/8″.  Stamp sentiment in Archival Basic Black and cut piece 3/4″ x 3-1/8″.  Add this piece to the next two layers and add to bottom of card front with dimensionals.
  • Inside there is a Whisper White layer 3-1/4″ x 4-1/4″ with three blocks added at the bottom of this layer and attached inside card with SNAIL
  • The envelope flap was covered in matching DSP to coordinate with card front.

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  Hope you found something here to inspire you in your creations.

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

And always stay inky…you’ll be HaPpY!



Daffodil Delight…

Alright…so we have this REALLY cute bundle for Easter and I confess to not buying it right away.  Shocking I know.

But now that I do have it (not shocking), I find so many more uses for it than just for the Easter holiday…nothing against Easter.  I’ve made LOTS of Easter goodies with it, but look at what else you can do with it…

How sweet it that at any time of the year?

a little close up…

and a little dimension plus the coordinating envelope…

and a peek inside.

How often would you use a card like this?  Birthday?  Sympathy?  Get Well?  Difficult life situations?

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…


  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White and Daffodil Delight Cardstock
  • Ink:  Archival Basic Black, Pear Pizazz and Daffodil Delight
  • Stamps:  Basket Bunch and Feather Together (sentiment…love this set and font!)
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Basket Builder Framelits, Daffodil Delight Seam Binding (retired : ( ), Linen Thread and Blender Pen


  • The Thick Whisper White base card is 4-1/4″ x 11″, scored, folded and burnished at 5-1/2″
  • The Daffodil Delight layer is 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″ attached to card front with SNAIL
  • The top Thick Whisper White layer is 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Stamp sentiment at bottom center with Archival Basic Black ink.  Stamp stems in lower center in Archival Basic Black.  Stamp three flowers upper center and color in petals and centers with Blender Pen and Daffodil Delight ink.  Attach to card front with SNAIL
  • On scrap Whisper White stamp three more flowers and color in with Blender Pen.  Stamp four leaves and color in with Blender Pen and Pear Pizazz.  Cut all out with framelits.
  • Attach three leaves on card front over stems with multipurpose glue.  Attach two flowers with dimensionals over leaves.
  • Make a multi-looped bow and tie center with Linen Thread.  I swear when I go to OnStage this week and get the new annual catalog, the first page I’m turning to is the ribbon page and looking for seam binding!  Attach your bow with glue dots.
  • Inside the Daffodil Delight layer is 4-5/8″ x 3-5/8″ attached with SNAIL. The Whisper White layer is 3-1/2″ x 4-1/2″.  Add the leaf with multipurpose glue and the flower with dimensional.
  • The envelope was stamped with the flower and color with Blender Pen to coordinate with the card front.

My studio is in chaos…literally!  Getting ready for a Stampin’ Up! event is a busy and exciting time.  I’m so looking forward to seeing friends I don’t get to see that often and meeting new ones this weekend in Savannah OnStage!

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

And you can always be HaPpY by keeping those fingers inky!