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Stampin’ Peeps in the House…

Despite the fact Sweetums and I just returned home late last night, today was the day for stamping here at the studio!  And what a day we had…it was a full house with no room to spare.  Why did I not think to make a picture?  …cause I was running around like a nut!

We had three”newbies” which the regulars immediately took under their wings to make them feel at  home.  My classes are not “101” classes by any stretch, but everyone finished with big smiles on their faces.  Just one reason I love this job!

I was going to show an Easter bunny card, but one of my “peeps” brought me a beautifully wrapped gift and I just had to show it to you…

Look at that sweet succulent place card holder!  It is made in a peat pot…how cute is that?

Wonder if I could talk her into six of them?  Just kidding… But this gives me lots of ideas (like I need that!) for ways to use this bundle.

Patty used moss to cover the surface of the pot and three succulent plants to fill the top.  Wouldn’t these make the perfect hostess gift?

Thanks so much Patty for your thoughtfulness…

Sweetums and I had a quick (and I do mean quick) trip to St. Petersburg this weekend to play with “the littles” and celebrate Sweetums’ birthday in style.  We got to see soccer practice with Lyla and baseball practice with Jameson…things we miss.

This Oh So Succulent Bundle on page 21 of the All Occasions Catalog is a classic…with no end to the ideas of projects you can create.  The Bundle #145184 is a “keeper” at $48.50.

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

ummmm…ok.

Come get inky with me…be HaPpY!

 

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Little Lyla’s Sampler…

The very best thing about being a SU! Demonstrator is I have all these tools and materials at my disposal to make a gift for my soon-to-be g’daughter, Lyla.  She will looovvveee this!

She is all about this color combination and she loves bling.  Lyla will be turning the BIG 1-0 in a few weeks, but I’m going to give it to her this weekend when I see her…eekkk!

So to answer the one question I’m sure will come up…the frame was purchased at Hobby Lobby for less than $10 and is 8″ x 8″.  Perfect size!  And it can hang on the wall or stand alone.

all her favorite colors!

and personalized…

a little close up…

Here’s the rest of the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…

Stuff

Paper:  Thick Whisper White, Pool Party, Watermelon Wonder, Peekaboo Peach Cardstock, plus Tasty Treats Designer Series Paper

Ink:  Watermelon Wonder, Pool Party, Peekaboo Peach and White Craft Ink

Stamps:  Lift Me Up, Cool Treats

Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Up & Away Thinlits Dies, Stitched Squares Framelits, Tiny Flower Punch (retired), Large Scalloped Square Framelit (retired), White Baker’s Twine, Fat Pool Party Baker’s Twine, Rhinestones, Cupcakes & Carousels Embellishments Kit (tassel & bow), White Embossing Powder, Little Letters Framelits and Linen Thread

Digits

  • My background piece from Cool Treats DSP is 8″ square.
  • The large Whisper White scalloped square is 4-1/4″ square.  The Pool Party layer is 4″ square attached with SNAIL and the DSP layer on top is 3-7/8″ square.
  • Cut big hot air balloon from Watermelon Wonder and pieces to glue to back from Whisper White, Pool Party and Peekaboo Peach.  Add dimensionals to back and attach to large square at right.  Punch flowers, add rhinestones and attach to balloon with glue dots.
  • Tie tassel to basket with Linen Thread.
  • Cut out each cloud and attach some with dimensionals and some with SNAIL.  Stamp smaller balloon on scrap Whisper White in Pool Party and cut out with framelit.  Attach bow from Cupcakes & Carousels kit and add rhinestone.  Add to square with SNAIL at lower left.
  • The five surrounding squares are begun with the 2-1/2″ Stitched Square Framelit.  The second layer is made with Scalloped Framelit and Pool Party CS.  And the last layer is DSP of your choice.  These squares were easy to place as this background DSP has a grid…yay!  Stamp two of the smallest hot air balloons, tie a white Baker’s Twine bow and add with glue dots.  Cut another cloud and add with dimensional in top right corner.
  • The sentiment banners are 3/4″ x 2″, tagged at one end.  Stamped in White Craft Ink and sprinkled with White Embossing Powder then heated.  Add with dimensionals.
  • The name banner was made with Little Letters Framelits and Thick Whisper White CS.  The banners are 3/4″ x 2″ folded in center, tagged at the end, multipurpose glued each letter and added flowers.  Cut a piece of Pool Party fat Baker’s Twine the length of the frame and added with multipurpose glue at each end.  Tie a bow and add with multipurpose glue.  Fold letter over and glue together with multipurpose glue.

Can’t wait for this weekend to see “the littles”!

Still no baby…

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

ahhhh…coffee!

Come get inky with me…be HaPpY!

 

 

 

 

 

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Easter Basket Fun…

Starting to think toward Spring and all the fun of Easter baskets…so I took advantage of SU!’s Mini Egg Cartons on page 18 of the Occasions Catalog.  Do you realize these will be gone at the end of May?

Here’s one of the cartons all dressed up for Easter…

Now I didn’t color this carton, but have colored others (which I’ll show you in the next days) with a spritzer filled 3/4 full with rubbing alcohol and ten or so drops of reinker.  They look adorable as you will see, but I also love this natural color too.

A little close up shot…

And inside eggs filled with sweets for the sweet…

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

Stuff

  • Paper:  Sweet Sugar Plum, and Thick Whisper White Cardstock, plus Oh So Succulent Designer Series Paper
  • Ink:  Archival Basic Black, Sweet Sugar Plum and Rich Razzleberry
  • Stamps:  Birthday Blooms (sentiment) and Best Birds (background)
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Mint Macaron 5/8″ Mini Striped Ribbon, Lace Doily, Corner Rounder, Basic Pearls, Line Thread, Succulent Framelits Dies, Decorative Label Punch and Mini Egg Cartons.  From big box store:  grass and plastic eggs

Digits

  • The Sweet Sugar Plum layer on the egg carton top is 2-3/4″ square with corners rounded and attached to top with multipurpose glue.
  • The Oh So Succulent DSP is 2-5/8″ square with corners rounded and attached to Sweet Sugar Plum layer with SNAIL
  • The Lace Doily is attached on top of the DSP with multipurpose glue.
  • The Mint Macaron 5/8″ ribbon is tied around the top only.
  • The label is punched from Sweet Sugar Plum and cut in half.  Trim off center points on side.  Punch another label from Thick Whisper White.  Stamp background in Sweet Sugar Plum and dots from Birthday Blooms in Basic Black.  Add flowers in right bottom corner with reinking.  Add sentiment in Basic Black.  Add Basic Pearls and punch a hole to tie with Linen Thread to Mint Macaron ribbon.
  • With the Succulent Framelits cut four decreasing layers from Sweet Sugar Plum.  Sponge edges with Rich Razzleberry.  Glue layers together curling petal ends with bone folder before gluing.  Add Basic Pearl to center and I hot glued to top of Mint Macaron ribbon.
  • Add grass and plastic eggs filled with sweets to inside.

How cute is that?  I love this little carton!

We are having a really spring-like all-day rain and it’s perfect for a day spent in the studio.  I’ve been playing with several new ideas and technique I can’t wait to share with you so be sure to stop back by…

Or as they say here in the South, “Y’all come back now!”

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

If your fingers are inky…you got to be HaPpY!

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Framed Succulents…

The Vertical Garden on page 22 of the Occasions Catalog caught me eye on the first pass through.  I mean who could not notice that kit?

So the kit was included on my first order and  instead of making the vertical garden I made this…well, maybe a couple or so of these.

and I loved it!  Then I remembered I had this frame just hanging around and thought how nice it would look with those succulents inside it…yep, bought another one!  But this project can be paired with the first one and looks so nice in the powder room.

See!  That frame was perfect…exactly what I needed to go with that pot.

Since I own the Spiral Flower Die, several more roses were made to fill in small spaces.

This dragon fly was just hanging out on one of the studio table tops, so he was popped up on a piece of Window Sheet to forever hover over this succulent garden.

Both of these projects now adorn the powder room for all to enjoy…

There really isn’t Stuff ‘N Digits for this post, but maybe a couple of tips…

To finish a framed piece like this one you’ll need:

  • An 8″ x 10″ opening frame
  • Stamps and Dies…Succulent Framelits Dies (there are some light green stem-like pieces here and there for texture at a different level), Dragonfly Die, Gorgeous Grunge (splats on plants) Oh So Succulent (tips of plants)
  • You’ll need a sponge if you want to darken the edges.  Rich Razzleberry and Soft Suede was used here.
  • Hot glue gun to put plant layers together and add to frame.  These were glued directly to the glass

Questions?  Leave me a comment or shoot me an email.

Hope you enjoyed this personal project.  There may be more succulents in my future!  SU! was right on trend with this bundle!

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

maybe?

Have a great day, stay inky and be HaPpY!

 

 

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Birthday Pop Up…

Sweetums birthday is coming in a couple of weeks so when I found Gemma Clarke’s video on how she made a pop up card, well…you know I had to give this a try.  And I can’t wait for him to open it either!

It looks not suspicious at all does it?  Just a little box with a surprise in it.

Once you pull the handle and slide the box top off, this box pops right out of the tray.  On three sides it spells out his name and the hot air balloon coordinates with the box cover.

a little close up.

You can watch the box in action by clicking on this file popupbox.

Now, seriously, how does someone ever come up with an idea like this?  For me I watched a youtube video by Gemma Clarke (www.madebygemmacrafts.co.uk)  and it was awesome.  I drew diagrams and took notes and no one was more surprised than me when it worked!  It was another one of those HaPpY dancing days.  Here’s what my notes looked like…

It would only make sense if you had seen the video…which is why I’m giving you the link to Gemma’s video here.

Here’s the Stuff…(Gemma’s got the Digits)

Stuff

  • Paper:  Very Vanilla, Real Red, Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie and Basic Black Cardstock, plus Urban Underground Specialty Designer Series Paper
  • Ink:  Real Red, Archival Basic Black
  • Stamps:  Life Me Up, Birthday Banners
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Up & Away Thinlets Dies, Bunch of Banners Framelits, Cupcakes & Carousels Embellishment Kit, Metallic Shapes

Making this project was an adventure and it’s just so much fun learning something new.  Thank you Gemma for your inspiration!

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

keep that in mind while you make this project…

I’m inky and HaPpY!

 

 

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Foxy Gift Box…

I may have mentioned a time or two we are expecting a new baby in our family…Well, maybe I’ve mentioned it more than that but we are excited to meet this little guy next month.  My first great-grandchild is due March 20th.

Naturally I shared the Woodland themed shower invitations and today I’d like to share a gift box in the same theme made with the Window Box Bundle……….

The new Window Box Bundle is so versatile.  Recently I showed you a gift box that looked like this…

and last Friday I shared this box made into a tea light…

and today’s box looks like this…

Made with a woodland them for my g’daughters shower.  How different are these three boxes, right?

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

Stuff

  • Paper:  Smokey Slate, Pool Party, Calypso Coral, Whisper White Cardstock, plus A Little Foxy Designer Series Paper Stack
  • Ink:  Calypso Coral, Archival Basic Black
  • Stamps:  Foxy Friends
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments: Window Box Thinlits Dies, Stitched Square Framelits, White Thick Baker’s Twine

Digits

  • Cut two box sides from Smokey Slate CS.  Trim sides tabs from one box side only.  Turn the two box sides opposite each other (one top up and one top down).  Glue side tab of one box side to the side where you trimmed away a tab.
  • Burnish all score lines and begin gluing with multipurpose glue each tab in place.  Do not glue tabs of one box top so that you can open your box.
  • Cut three Calypso Coral and three Pool Party squares with Stitched Framelit gluing around the box sides.  Cut three DSP patterns and another three different patterns with the next smaller Stitched Square Framelit and glue over solid cardstock square around box.

  • Cut two box tops from DSP using the box framelit and glue to top of box inside and out.  The flags were “fussy cut” from DSP and glued to inside of box top.
  • Stamp fox on Whisper White CS with Calypso Coral.  I fussy cut the fox and then cut the head  away from the body.  The body was glued to top of box and the head was placed with dimensionals.
  • Stamp sentiment in Archival Basic Black and heart in Calypso Coral then cut with framelit.  Attach to fox with White Thick Baker’s Twine
  • Stamp sentiment in Archival Basic Black on a scrap of Thick Whisper White CS.  Cut this piece with sentiment 5/8″ x 4-1/4″.  Score each side of sentiment and again 1/8″ from first score so that you can make this piece stand up using dimensionals.  Tag ends with snips.
  • The flags were “fussy cut” from DSP and glued behind sentiment.

I have no idea what will go into this box, but I know my g’daughter will love it.

Tomorrow I’ll share the thank you note cards made to coordinate with the woodland theme…

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

always.

Come get inky with me…be HaPpY!

 

 

 

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Friends & Hearts…

There are so many different parts of my “job” I love and one of them is being able to make just a little something for a friend “just because”.  We don’t always need a reason for a thoughtful gift…

So I made this for a neighbor/friend I met only a year or so ago.  We just “clicked” and have so much in common…

Being as Valentine’s is next week, this seemed the perfect gift to share with her…

And a close up…

There aren’t many instructions for this one.  The frame is from Hobby Lobby and should fit in nicely with her home décor.  Hopefully she will use this each year at Valentine time.

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits

Stuff

  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White and Real Red Cardstock
  • Ink:  Basic Gray and Archival Basic Black
  • Stamps:  Sheltering Tree and Hello Life (retired, sentiment)
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Confetti Hearts Border Punch, Craft White Ink, small round brush

Digits

  • The open in this mat is 5″ x 5″ so I cut the Thick Whisper White 5-1/2″ square.
  • Stamp the tree image slightly left of center in Basic Gray.  With small round brush and Craft White Ink Refill, highlight left side of tree trunk and top side of limbs.  Let dry or heat.
  • Punch hearts with Confetti Hearts Border Punch with Real Red Cardstock.  Using Multipurpose Glue add hearts.  I kept the larger ones to the center and smaller hearts out.  Place a few hearts falling to the ground.
  • Add sentiment in Archival Basic Black.
  • Run a bead of multipurpose glue around edges and place behind mat.

Classes today and Monday here at Rambling Rose Studio.  We are making some really pretty projects I hope everyone will be excited about.

Spring weather is back here in Tennessee…I’ll take it!

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

My two furbabies always dance with me rain or shine…

Stay inky…Be Happy!

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Window Box Surprise…

Some of you may have had trouble accessing this site yesterday as I left it open on my computer and didn’t realize the problem until I tried to log on myself.  So sorry…

But for those of you who did log on and for all your sweet comments about my daughter’s HaPpY mail…thanks a bunch.  She had a little foot surgery yesterday and just wasn’t feeling herself.

Today’s post was just the most fun to make…and so easy!

I’m loving this framelit!  This whole project took me maybe 20 minutes.

The flowers are from the Special Reason Buncle…

I punched every other side panel for more light to escape…

Previously I posted a white box with a flower on top (you can scroll down to find it if you missed it) and I have plans for a box for a baby shower.  But wouldn’t these be pretty on a dinner table or at a wedding reception/shower?  Seriously the possibilities are endless.

Here are the ordering numbers if you’d like to pop over and order any of these supplies from pages 42-43 in the Occasions Catalog by clicking on the “shop now” star to the left…Special Reason Bundle (flowers) #144720 and Window Shopping Bundle (box) #142726.  Questions?  Leave me a comment…

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…

Stuff

  • Paper:  Bermuda Bay and Thick Whisper White Cardstock
  • Ink:  Pear Pizazz, Daffodil Delight, More Mustard, Pool Party, Bermuda Bay
  • Stamps:  Special Reason
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Stylish Stems Framelits, Window Box Thinlits 3/8″ Ruched Ribbon and Linen Thread.  The tea light was bought at Hobby Lobby.

Digits:

  • Cut your Bermuda Bay cardstock 6″ x 11″.  Lay the box framelit to the short edge, place one of the side panel and the large top panel inside the box panel and cut.  Cut another box from the same sheet of cardstock.  It just fits!  Cut off two side panel tabs on ONE of the box pieces.  Lay the pieces facing in opposite direction (meaning the large top/bottom faces one direction and opposite for the other piece)  Glue with Multipurpose Glue the side tab to connect the top to the bottom.  Burnish score lines on the bottom (pick either one) and glue the two tabs that will connect the bottom to the side panels on both sides of this piece and repeat for the top.  You will have one tab that just tucks in so that the top of the box will open.  Insert tea light and close tab.
  • Stamp flowers on scrap of Whisper White CS with Pool Party tapping edges with a sponge and Bermuda Bay before stamping.  Use Daffodil Delight and More Mustard for smaller flower.  Stamp leaves in Pear Pizazz.  Use Framelits to cut out all in one pass through Big Shot.  Attach to side of box with dimensionals and Multipurpose Glue.
  • Make box with several loops of ribbon and tie off in center with Linen Thread.  I used hot glue for the attachment of the bow.

You are going to love this set for so many reason and in every color!

It’s Friday!  Hope your weekend is just what you need.

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

like the shoe company says, “just do it!”

Be HaPpY … Stay inky!

 

 

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Stampin’ in Nashville…

Last week I mentioned that I would be traveling to Nashville Friday to attend an InkBig Academy event with Lisa Pretto…what a great day it was!

First to see lots of stampers I’ve met at different events over the years and to spend quality time with Jeanne Moss who I met at a Leadership gathering four years or so ago.  Jeanne also brought Ann Burnham with her, a fairly new recruit who seemed delighted with the event too.

Lisa does an amazing job sharing information that can drive your stamping business to a new level using your loves and strong points.  I came home with pages of notes and ideas.  This was my second InkBig Academy event (Tucson, Arizona was my first three years ago) and I feel it was time and money well spent.  No…Lisa didn’t pay me to say anything (I doubt she reads my blog).

Since I got home last night late and the day yesterday was chocked full, I thought I’d drop in today (I don’t normally post on Sunday) and share with you some of the treats, goodies and Make ‘N Takes which were fabulous!

Here are three of the “goodies”, plus our water bottles were decorated and I even won a door prize which is the DSP you color and doilies!  If you have ever hosted an event, you know how much work goes into these pieces.  There was a beautiful and delicious Vanilla/Butter Cream cupcake in the “You’re Sweet” holder.

Here are three Make ‘N Takes using the Cool Treats Stamp Set and Frozen Treats Framelits…

Love this color combination!

I loved the framelit that gave the cone texture…clever layout too!

Those “sprinkles” are just too cute.

All of these cards are non-gender specific and really could work for any age group too.  In my book that makes a “winner” stamp set that can be used over and over in so many ways.

Hope you enjoyed seeing these samples.  I have three more Make ‘N Takes to share plus some of my card swaps that I know you will enjoy…

Have a great Super Bowl Sunday…we are giving a dinner for some friends so I’ll have to watch at least half of the game.

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

hahaha!  no i’m not (either one!)

But I will be inky and HaPpY!

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One for the Team…

My team is so special to me and occasionally I like to surprise them with a little something.  Who doesn’t like to get “happy” mail, right?

The Designer Series Paper Stack, Cupcakes & Carousels is amazing…had to reorder it, but I wanted to use it on these desk calendars…

team

Here’s a closer look…

team5

Tie Dyed T-Shirts…remember those?  Love that little stamp, too!

team3

On the back …

team1

pens to match…How fun is that?

Have you made these desk calendars before?  They really aren’t hard at all and are fun decorate.

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…

Stuff

  • Paper:  Natural White and Bermuda Bay Cardstock, plus Cupcakes & Carousels Designer Series Paper Stack
  • Ink:  Smoky Slate,  Archival Basic Black, Bermuda Bay, Calypso Coral and Daffodil Delight
  • Stamps:  Flourishing Phrases (sentiment), Tie Dyed and Custom Tee
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  T-Shirt Builder Framelits Dies, Succulent Framelits Dies (flower on pen)  Calypso Coral and Daffodil Delight pom-poms (retired), Stylish Stems Framelits (sentiment label), 1-1/4″ circle punch

Digits

  • The Natural White base is 4-1/4″ x 11″, scored at 5-1/2″.
  • Cut a piece of Bermuda Bay 4″ x 4″, score at 1″, 2″ and 3″.  Make the 2″ score a mountain fold and the 1″ and 3″ valley folds.  Attach inside the folded base at bottom with multipurpose glue to create stand.
  • Cut a piece of Bermuda Bay 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″ and attach to one side of base with SNAIL.
  • Cut a piece of DSP 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Attach with SNAIL over Bermuda Bay.
  • The calendars are 2-1/2″ x 3″ so the Bermuda Bay is 2-3/4″ x 3-1/4″  Attach together and to the bottom of card with SNAIL or multipurpose glue.
  • Stamp T-shirt in Smoky Slate on Natural White CS.  Using a wet wipe folded in half twice and lying inside a stamp folder, drop reinker using Daffodil Delight, Calypso Coral and Bermuda Bay.

team7

  • This will be your stamp pad for the tie dyed stamp.  Stamp the T-shirt with this.  Add and words you like for the shirt in Archival Basic Black.  Also stamp a collar and small flower with Bermuda Bay on this scrap.  Cut out all with framelits.  Add collar to t-shirt with multipurpose glue.  Add dimensionals to back of t-shirt and add to top of card over calendar.
  • Cut sentiment base from Bermuda Bay.  Stamp “just a note” on scrap and cut with framelit  in Stylish Stems.  Glue together and on card back top.  Stamp flower on scrap and cut with framelit.  Add under sentiment with dimensional.
  • Cut a piece of Bermuda Bay 4″ x 5″.  Score three edges at 1/2″ and 1″.  Leave one edge unscored.  On the unscored edge punch with 1-1/4″ circle punch.  Burnish score lines.  Trim corner tabs…

team8

  •  Attach small tab in with glue dot.  Place glue dot on bottom of side tab and fold over bottom tab.  All multipurpose glue all around tabs and attach to back at bottom.  This box will hold 3″ post it notes
  • My pens are Bic Pens without the tops.  Cut DSP 2″ x 5″.  Using your bone folder curl the paper the way it will wrap the pen.  Add hot glue to one long edge and lay the pen on this line of glue.  Once dry, roll the pen in the paper.  At this point if you need to trim off some of the paper that’s fine.  Add hot glue to last edge and roll the pen to glue and hold til dry.  Punch flower from scrap Bermuda Bay and add to top of pen with hot glue.  If you don’t have the pom poms, maybe add a large pearl or rhinestone or anything else you like.
  • To hold the pen to the card, cut a piece of Bermuda Bay 1″ x 4″.  Wrap this around your pen and pinch together  so you know where to add hot glue.  Hot glue together leaving opening for pen.  Add more hot glue to one side and place behind front of card about half way up.  Insert pen.

These are really fun to make and useful too.  I’m sure they will enjoy receiving this little surprise in their mailboxes.

Well…I’m off to Nashville to attend a stamping event featuring Lisa Pretto.  Meeting up with some demo friends I haven’t seen in a bit so it should be lots of fun and no sleep!

Hope your weekend is all the fun you can handle…

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

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all.  the.  time…

And stay inky…you’ll be HaPpY!

 

 

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