Birthday Wishes…

Today’s post is a notecard birthday made with Birthday Bouquet DSP and a little white gel pen doodling…


I find “fussy cutting” relaxing while watching television or waiting room activity.  These little flower bundles from the Birthday Bouquet Designer Series Paper dress up this notecard front along with a little freehand doodling with a white gel pen.

Not much Stuff ‘N Digits but here it is…


  • Paper:  Crumb Cake 3 1/2″ x 5″ notecard plus Birthday Bouquet DSP
  • Ink:  VersaMark
  • Stamps:  Balloon Celebration
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  White Embossing Powder, White Gel Pen


  • Fussy Cut your flowers from dsp and add to left corner of 3 1/2″ x 5″ Crumb Cake notecard.
  • Using the White Gel Pen doodle a border around the remaining card front edges.
  • Inside there is a 2 1/2″ x 4″ piece of Whisper White with one of the flower bundles in the right bottom corner to coordinate with the card front.

This blog has been giving me a fit for the last week.  It has been the devil getting posts to….well, POST!  Today may be a turning point…at least here’s hoping.

Here is your “B-ism” for today…


I haven’t shared this with my blog peeps, but I lost my sister on Christmas day.  I’m don’t know about your life and if you have experienced losing a sibling.  If you have, you have my sincerest sympathy.  This life journey will stop you in your tracks.  It will take a bit before you can step the smallest step on your way to moving forward.  And then you do.

Here’s to staying inky…and HaPpY!



  1. Oh, Billie, I am so sorry to hear about your sister. My sympathies and prayers go out to you and your family. You had a lot of challenges in your life’s journey in 2015 with your daughter medical issues and your sister’s passing. You are a very strong woman to be able to put a happy face on for all of us blog-watchers as you inspire us daily.
    Your card is very lovely with your white gel pen doodling and fussy cut flowers. You’re also a genius at finding the proper “b-ism” for the occasion. My sister lives in another state but we are definitely bonded forever. Take care of yourself.

    • It’s it funny, HJ, how last year the word “courage” came to me one day as the word of the year? Little did I know… Move a little closer to your sister while you have each other. The relation between sisters is invaluable…B!

  2. So sorry to hear of your loss. It’s been 11 years since my brother passed, and I still miss him to this day. Prayers and hugs.

    • Thank you for sharing Mary. Maybe we will both live with a hole in our hearts where love once lived…B!

  3. So sorry about the loss of your sister. Siblings are our first friends and it sends life off kilter when you lose them. Praying you find peace in your memories.

    • I’ve become functional…but you are right, feeling off kilter is a great description for how life seems right now. Thank you so much for writing!…B!

  4. Hello Billie,
    I’ve only recently subscribed to your blog, drawn to it by your artistic offerings and generosity in sharing your ideas. Reading today of the recent loss of your sister has prompted me to write a comment… How sorry I am to hear of this profound loss. I thank you for entrusting us, your readers, with such tender knowledge. Your loss prompts me to be reminded of my own relationships — and to offer sincere sympathy to you while I hold you in prayer.
    Blessings, Wendy.

    • Thank you so much Wendy. I’m so glad you found my blog and hope you find inspiration for your own creations…B!

  5. So sorry for your loss. Please know you will be remembered in prayers for you and your family at this difficult time. Hugs.