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Birthday Delivery…

Can you stand one more birthday card with these cute forest animals?  It’s hard to put this suite of products away.  Ideas keep coming to mind and need to be made!

Here’s today’s post…

Lots of “fussy cutting” here…

Glamour shot close up…

and a side view showing dimension of gift box and balloons…

and a peek inside (this would make a good card front too!)

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…

Stuff

  • Paper:  Real Red and Thick Whisper White Cardstock, plus Birthday Memories Designer Series Paper
  • Ink:  Real Red, Soft Sky and Journaling Pen
  • Stamps:  Birthday Delivery
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Birthday Friends Framelits, Balloons Honeycomb Embellishments, Sponge

Digits

  • The Real Red base card is 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, scored, folded and burnished at 4-1/4″
  • The top Thick Whisper White layer is 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″.  Cut the bottom layer “grass” from DSP and attach to Whisper White layer with SNAIL.  Using a sponge add Soft Sky ink to top of Whisper White layer.  Add to card front with SNAIL.
  • Cut the fox from the DSP with framelit.  Cut his hat from DSP with framelit.  Cut gift box from DSP with framelit.  Fussy cut bear with baby bear and raccoon from DSP.  Add bear first in center of card front with multipurpose glue.  Add fox next overlapping his tail on bear.  Add raccoon last overlapping his trumpet.  Add balloons in top right corner and add strings with journaling pen to the baby bear’s paw.  How sweet is that?
  • Now inside the card I cut out a turtle and a squirrel.  The Whisper White layer is 4″ x 5-1/4″ attached with SNAIL.  Cut grass from DSP and add to bottom of layer with SNAIL.  Stamp Happy Birthday sentiment in Real Red.  Add to card with SNAIL.
  • You can see an extra gift box was cut out to attach to the lower left corner of the envelope to coordinate with the card front.

Next week I’m moving on to other new products.  But, believe me, this suite of products is so much fun to play with.

Hope your weekend will be everything you want it to be and more.

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

i’m smiling…

Come get inky with me…you’ll be HaPpY!

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Birthday Delivery Spinner…

It just doesn’t get much more fun that this…the last weekend of this month Sweetums and I will be traveling to NYC to surprise our g’daugher, Lyla (the littles), for her 10th birthday!  She knows nothing about the trip or that we will be at the airport when she arrives.  Can you say excited?

So you know there has to be the most special birthday card, right?

Cutie Pie, right?

Glamour close up…

Side angle…

From the top…

Making this card was the most fun…here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…

Stuff

  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White, Pink Powder Cardstock, plus Birthday Memories Designer Series Paper
  • Ink:  Real Red, Archival Basic Black
  • Stamps:  Birthday Delivery
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Birthday Friends Framelits Set, Copper Thread, Watercolor Pencils, Blender Pen, Thin Tipped Glue, Tear Tape, Stitched Ovals Dies

Digits

  • Cut the Powder Pink card base 4-1/4″ x 11″.  Score at 5-1/2″.  Cut another panel 4-1/4″ x 6″, score at 1/2″ on long side.  Attach the shorter panel to the double panel with Tear Tape. Basically you have six panels counting front and back.  Five panels are decorated.

  • Let’s start with the one just above.  In the center panel place a Whisper White layer 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″ with a DSP layer on top 4″ x 5-1/4″.  One panel done!
  • The panel with the oval opening has a Whisper White layer 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″.  The DSP layer is 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Attach layers together and to card front with just a smidge of SNAIL.  Run through Big Shot with the smaller Stitched Oval Framelit to cut all three layers at the same time…it works, I promise and your layers will be perfectly aligned!  Take layers apart.  With the Scalloped Oval Framelit, cut just the DSP layer.
  • Let’s make the cutie pie girl.  Cut the figure from DSP with matching die.  Stamp on scrap Whisper White the back of her.  Color with watercolor pencils and a Blender Pen and cut out with matching die.  Cover both pieces with Thin Tipped Glue and let dry completely.  Once dry add multipurpose glue to backside of one piece, lay a 10″ piece of Copper Thread top to bottom then add second piece on top.  Add an acrylic block over it to hold it in place until completely dried.
  • Now add the Whisper White panel to the card front with multipurpose glue.  Lay the girl in the center of the oval with copper thread extending over edges.  Add multipurpose glue and attach DSP layer on top.  Add weight and let dry completely.  Trim Copper thread at edges.  Give the girl a few turns and watch her spin!.  The flag was stamped on scrap Whisper White and cut out with framelit.  Add to card panel with multipupose glue.
  • Now let’s work on the opposite side of all three panels.  Starting with the center panel there is a layer of Whisper White 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″ attached with SNAIL.  The DSP layer is 4″ x 5-1/4″ attached with SNAIL.  There are three balloons cut with framelit attached to background with dimensionals.
  • The panel that serves as the “stop” for the easel is a piece of DSP 2″ x 4-1/4″.  The Stitched Oval Framelit was used with Pink Powder CS attached with dimensionals.  The sentiment was stamped on scrap Whisper White and punched with the new Pretty Label Punch and attached to the oval with dimensionals.  The gift box was cut from DSP with Framelit and added with SNAIL.
  • The Belly Band that holds the card together is 2″ x 11″ Whisper White scored at 4-3/8 and 9-1/4″.  The DSP layer is 1-3/4″ x 11″ attached with SNAIL.  The Whisper White oval was the one cut from the card front stamped in Real Red.  The cake was cut from DSP with Framelit and attached with SNAIL.  Wrap closed card and overlap ends.  Add Tear Tape to close Belly Band.

This card took a little time…like starting it last night and letting the pieces dry well then finishing this morning.  Honestly it takes more time to photograph and write up that it does to make it.  But you should definitely give one of these spinner cards a try…fun!  This bundle is the perfect place to start!  All supplies available June 1st!

Thanks so much for stopping by today and taking a peek.

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

maybe tomorrow…

Stay inky…be HaPpY!

 

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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!

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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…

Stuff

  • 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

Digits

  • 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!

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We Have a Baby!!!

Yes, we do have a new member to our family, born on his due date…

How cute is he?  Meet Henry David Young, 6 lbs. 11 oz., 18 1/2″ tall!

 

Now that I shared that very important update, here’s another “bunnie” card for this spring season…

It would be easy to change this girl bunny to a boy by using Soft Sky Cardstock for the scalloped square and the bow placed at the bunny’s neck.

a little close up.

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…

Stuff

  • Paper:  3-1/2″ x 5″ Whisper White Notecard, Blushing Bride and Thick Whisper White Cardstock, plus Oh So Succulent Designer Series Paper.
  • Ink:  Blushing Bride
  • Stamps:  None
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Square Scalloped Framelits, Bow Builder Punch,  Oval Punch, Small Oval Punch, Hearts Framelits, Sponge Dauber, Googlie Eyes, Medium Hole Punch, Basic Black Marker or Journaling Pen and Floral Affection Embossing Folders

Digits

  • Using Floral Affection EF, add impress to lower front of card.
  • Cut the Scalloped Square Blushing Bride background piece.  Attach to top of notecard.
  • Punch two Whisper White ovals and two Blushing Bride small ovals.  Attach together with SNAIL.
  • Cut Whisper White heart with framelit and turn upside down.  Add Basic Black nose punched with medium hole punch with multipurpose glue or glue dot.
  • Add Blushing Bride cheeks using sponge dauber and whiskers with Basic Black marker or journaling pen.
  • Add googlie eyes (any big box store sells these) with multipurpose glue.
  • Add multipurpose glue to bottom of ears and attach to back of heart.
  • Punch bow and assemble.  Add to point of heart for a girl or to bottom of face for a boy.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

be unstoppable.

And inky.  Always be inky and you’ll be HaPpY!

 

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Down the Rabbit Hole…

WE HAVE A BABY!!!

 

Everybody loves bunnies this time of the year.  I actually sent a video of two baby bunnies munching on snacks to my daughter-in-love and asked if “the littles” could have a bunny for Easter.  Her response was emphatic…and negative!

So I will content myself with these cute bunnies jumping into their rabbit holes as thank yous to my peeps this month…

How cute is that?

and they multiplied!

Those rosebuds were so popular (I loved them) and I have hoarded them all this time.  They were spritzed with Blushing Bride…

Would you like one of these notecards?  I’d be happy to send you one to thank you for your online order.  Just click the “shop now” star in the right column and shop to your heart’s content!

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

Stuff

  • Paper:  3-1/2″ x 5″ Whisper White Notecard, Blushing Bride, Thick Whisper White and Basic Black Cardstock
  • Ink:  None!
  • Stamps:  None!
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Scalloped Squares Framelits, Stitched Circle Framelits, Oval and Small Oval Punch, Decorative Dots Embossing Folder (retired).  You could substitute a cotton ball or white pom-pom for his tail if you didn’t hoard the roses like I did

Digits:

  • Cut Blushing Bride Scalloped Square from Blushing Bride and emboss with your choice of EF.  Add to top front of notecard with multipurpose glue or SNAIL
  • Cut the larger Stitiched Circle from Basic Black with Framelit and add to card front with multipurpose glue
  • Cut the smaller circle using Stitched Circle Framelits and Thick Whisper White CS.  Add over Basic Black circle with dimensionals.
  • Punch two Thick Whisper White ovals with Oval Punch (or framelits if you have those) and two Blushing Bride ovals using the Small Oval Punch (or framelit).  Glue the smaller oval on top.  Add “toes” with Basic Black Marker.  Use multipurpose glue to add feet to white circle.
  • Add tail of your choice…I’m smiling as I type this!

I have traveled to Seiverville, TN to attend a retreat with Jackie Bultje (The Pampered Stamper) and will return tomorrow with all the excitement of the weekend.  Be sure to stop by tomorrow!

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

all.  the.  time…

But I’m inky and HaPpY!

 

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You’re A Good Egg…

It feels like time is passing so quickly with Spring and Easter approaching and there are so many things to share with you…

In the fun class on Monday we did make one Easter Bunny card that everyone seems to really like.  No stamps involved!  Maybe tomorrow that one will get posted.

But today it’s an Easter Egg…

How sweet is that?  Do you recognize the “swoosh”?

A closer view might help…

That butterfly embossing is just the right texture.

Pretty sure someone will ask about the basket prop…it’s from last spring using the crate die.  That Designer Series Paper was one of my favorites.  I’m still hoarding two or three packs of it!

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…

Stuff

  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White and Blushing Bride Cardstock
  • Ink:  Daffodil Delight, Soft Sky, Perfect Plum, Mint Macaron and Blushing Bride
  • Stamps:  Painter’s Palette (Swoosh)
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Flourish Thinlits, Fluttering Embossing Folder, Linen Thread, Ovals Stitched Framelits

Digits

  • The Thick Whisper White base card is 4-1/4″ x 11″, scored, folded and burnished at 5-1/2″
  • The Blushing Bride 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″ .  Cut Stitched Oval from center of this layer then emboss bigger piece with Fluttering  Embossing Folder and attach over Blushing Bride layer with multipurpose glue.
  • Using the “swoosh” stamp and Daffodil Delight, Soft Sky, Perfect Plum and Blushing Bride stamp the oval piece.  Attach inside oval space with dimensionals.
  • Cut small flower from Flourish Thinlits set from Thick Whisper White scrap.  Color stem and leaves with Mint Macaron and flowers with Perfect Plum.  Tie a small bow on stem with Linen Thread and attach to oval with multipurpose glue.
  • Inside there is a Blushing Bride layer 3-3/8″ x 4-3/8″ with a Whisper White layer on top 3-1/4″ x 4-1/4″

This would make a sweet card for a spring birthday, a get well cheery card or, of course, an Easter card.

Still no g’grandbaby!  We are definitely on baby alert around here…

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

and I want it all.

Keep those fingers inky and stay HaPpY!

 

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Cherry On Top…

The Cool Treats stamp set is much like the Lift Me Up hot air balloon set in that they are both non-gender or age specific…Which means I find myself pulling them out more and more for cards.

The post today is also one we will be making in class on Monday…I’m pretty sure my stamping peeps will like this one.  It looks good enough to eat!

Seriously…can you think of anyone that wouldn’t like this type of card?  Me neither!

a close of the glue on the chocolate and cherry…

So let’s make one of these cards…

Here’s the Stuff “N Digits…

Stuff

  • Paper:  Chocolate Chip (of course!), Thick Whisper White, Pool Party, Real Red, Crumb Cake, Watermelon Wonder, Early Espresso and Peekaboo Peach Cardstock, plus Tasty Treats Specialty Designer Series Paper
  • Ink:  Early Espresso
  • Stamps:  Cool Treats
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Thin Tipped Glue Pen, 1/2″ Pool Party Ribbon, Linen Thread and Frozen Treats Framelits Dies plus Corner Rounder

Digits

  • The Chocolate Chip base card is 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, scored, folded and burnished at 4-1/4″
  • The three DSP pieces on the card front are 1-1/2″ x 3-7/8″.  Round top and bottom outside corners on two of the three.  Add to card front with SNAIL.
  • The Pool Party layer is 5-1/2″ x 1-3/4″ attached to card front with SNAIL
  • The Whisper White layer is 1-5/8″ x 5-1/2″.  Stamp sentiment in Early Espresso and attach over top of Pool Party layer with SNAIL
  • Punch all pieces to build ice cream cone and cherry.  Add Thin Tipped Glue to cherry and Early Espresso pieces and set aside to dry.
  • Attach a band of ribbon around bottom of these two layers and attach inside with multipurpose glue.  SNAIL wouldn’t hold this ribbon.  Make a bow with several loops and tie in center with Linen Thread.  Attach over ribbon band with glue dots.
  • Assemble ice cream cone with multipurpose glue.  Add to card front with dimensionals.  Add cherry with multipurpose glue at sentiment.
  • Inside there is a layer of Pool Party 3-3/8″ x 4-3/8″ attached with SNAIL and a layer of Thick Whisper White 3-1/4″ x 4-1/4″ attached with SNAIL over the Pool Party layer.  Add sentiment in Early Espresso.
  • It would be cute to add DSP to the flap of the envelope to coordinate with the card front too.

I hope you enjoyed this post today and I’d like to take a minute to thank those of you who have been so nice to order from my online store.  Hope you have all received your gift of appreciation in the mail.

Still no baby…

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

Hope you are staying inky and 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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