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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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The World Goes Round…

First let me say I watched a video by Tanya DeRoy (see her blog here) from Australia and knew I had to make this “twirl” card using the Carousel Birthday stamp set.

Using her dimensions I created this birthday card that could easily be made into a Valentine or Anniversary card with a change of sentiment…you make my world go round.

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The belly band dresses up the card front and hints at the inside…

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When opened and set up as an easel card, the carousel pony twirls several times…

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you can see the ferris wheel and circus tents in the background…

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a side view gives you more details.

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits

Stuff

  • Paper:  Calypso Coral, Very Vanilla, and Early Espresso Cardstock, plus Cupcakes & Carousels Designer Series Paper Stack
  • Ink:  Archival Basic Black, Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight and Early Espresso
  • Stamps:  Carousel Birthday
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Gold Thread, Circle Framelits, Gold Metallic Stars, Fine Tip Glue, Lots of Labels Framelits

Digits

  • Cut one piece of Calypso Coral CS 5″ x 10″, score at 5″
  • Cut one piece of Calypso Coral 5-1/2″, score at 5″ on long side.  Add Tear ‘n Tape to this 1/2″ score.
  • Here is how these two pieces attach:

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  • You can see the center is a layer of Early Espresso 4-7/8″ square attached with SNAIL and the DSP layer is 4-3/4″ square attached over Early Espresso with snail.  This is the card front when closed.
  • To make the opening for the pony, add a layer of Very Vanilla 4-7/8″ square with SNAIL.  Add a layer of Early Espress over the Very Vanilla 4-3/4″ square with SNAIL.  Then add a layer of DSP 4-5/8″ square with just a touch of SNAIL  to hold it on top of Early Espresso.
  • Now using your Circle Framelit (2-7/8″) placed in center of  layered square, run through Big Shot.  Probably you will only remove the DSP and Early Espresso layers.  Replace framelit and run again.  You will probably just get the Very Vanilla layer.  Run again to cut the final layer.  Now remove the DSP layer and cut again with scalloped Circle Framelit that is just slightly bigger.  This will give you the dark Early Espresso showing.  Hold this DSP layer to the side.
  • Stamp pony on scrap Very Vanilla with Archival Basic Black.  Now stamp pony on window sheet and turn onto Very Vanilla and press to make an opposite image of the pony.  Color with Watercolor Pencils and blend with Blender Pen.  Fussy cut both ponies and lay them on silicon mat.  Cover with glue using Fine Tip Glue.  Let dry thoroughly.

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  • Cut a piece of Gold Thread about 6-1/2″.  Cover the back of one of the ponies with multipurpose glue and lay Gold thread down center from top to bottom.  Add second pony on top with multipurpose glue.  Let dry.
  • Add Fast Fuse or Tear ‘n Tape to back of DSP square at top and bottom of circle.  Center pony inside opening and attach thread in adhesive at top and bottom.  Add SNAIL to add edges and around circle and place over the Early Espresso layer.
  • The other side of card looks like this…

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  • For the center square add a layer of Very Vanilla 4-7/8″ square with SNAIL
  • Add a layer of Early Espresso 4-3/4″ square on top of Very Vanilla with SNAIL.
  • Add a layer of DSP 4-5/8″ square on top.  Stamp ferris wheel in Early Espresso slightly lower than center top to bottom and centered side to side.  Stamp ferris wheel on post it note and “fussy cut” for a mat.  Mat the wheel and stamp several tents in Archival Basic Black.  Remove mat.  Add Gold Metallic Stars to each cart on the wheel.
  • The easel holder is a layer of DSP 1-1/4″ x 4-3/4″ attached with SNAIL at the bottom of the last card square.  Stamp sentiment colored with markers on scrap Very Vanilla.  Trim and layer over Early Espresso slightly wider with SNAIL.  Tag ends and add to DSP layer with dimensionals.  Stamp swirls over sentiment in Early Espresso.
  • To make the belly band, cut a piece of Early Espresso CS 11″ x 1-1/2″.  Cut a (2) pieces of DSP 1-1/4″ x 6″.  Add to Early Espresso with SNAIL.  Stamp sentiment on scrap Very Vanilla using markers to color and cut with smallest Lots of Labels Framelit.  Cut the next size framelit from Early Espresso and layer with SNAIL.  Add this piece to center of band.  Fold around closed card and attach with SNAIL.
  • To set up pony to spin, turn in one direction as many times as you like and fold to next square to keep it from spinning, then close cover and add belly band.

Somebody is going to love receiving your card!  I know this seems like a lot of directions, but if you take it one panel at a time, you’ll be so happy with the result.  This was my first time making a card like this and I thoroughly enjoyed the process.

Hope your weekend is just what you need…

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

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not today.

Cause I’m inky…and HaPpY!

 

 

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ETA 3/20/17…

That’s right…estimated time of arrival is March 20th!  I’m talking about a baby addition to our family that will make some aunts, some uncles, grandmother and father.  For me…great grandmother!  Sweetums and I are over the moon excited to meet this little guy who has already been named Henry David Young.

So it seemed natural that I would help my granddaughter, Kendall, with some baby shower invitations.  We went through a mock-up and tweaks here and there until she was happy with the design.  Here’s what we came up with…

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Isn’t that the cutest?  Kendall has chosen woodland forest theme for her nursery and decorated it herself.  It is just the sweetest thing and perfect for a little guy to come home to.

Here’s a peek inside…

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You can only imagine I’m sure,  how much fun these were to make.

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits

Stuff

  • Paper:  Crumb Cake 3-1/2″ x 5″ Notecards/Envelopes, Thick Whisper White, Dapper Denim, Smoky Slate and Old Olive Cardstock, plus Dazzling Diamonds Glitter Paper
  • Ink:  Archival Basic Black, Old Olive, Crumb Cake and Early Espresso
  • Stamps:  Always An Adventure
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Outdoor Adventure Framelits, Rotating Alaphabet Stamp

Digits

  • The Thick Whisper White layer on front panel of Crumb Cake notecard is 3-3/8″ x 4-7/8″ attached with SNAIL
  • The Dapper Denim layer is 3-1/4″ x 4-3/4″.  Cut Clouds at top of this layer then attach over Whisper White layer with SNAIL
  • Cut trees from Old OLive and mountains from Smoky Slate.  Add mountains then trees with multipurpose glue.  Cut “snow” for mountains from Dazzling Diamonds Glitter Paper and add to tops of three mountains with multipurpose glue.
  • Stamp on scrap Whisper White the bear in Early Espresso and cut with coordinating framelit.  Using sponge mat and rounded end of pen or piercer tool, lay bear face down and soften fibers in paper to give a rounded effect to bear.  Add to lower right side with dimensional.
  • Stamp road sign in Crumb Cake on scrap Whisper White CS and cut with coordinating framelit.  Set Rotating Alaphabet Stamp with the word “baby”, then stamp with Archival Basic Black Ink on top of road sign.  Add to card front at lower left side with multipurpose glue.
  • Inside the first layer is Dapper Denim and measures 3-3/8″ x 4-7/8″.  Attached with SNAIL.
  • The Whisper White layer measures 3-1/4″ x 4-3/4″.  The lines were stamped with a really old retired SU! stamp.  You could type this information up on your computer and print out to add to the inside.  Mine were handwritten with invitation information.  The word “shower” was set up just like the “baby” on the card front with the Rotating stamp.  Cut arrow from Dapper Denim scraps and add with multipurpose glue.

Here are a couple of shots of Henry’s room so you can see how these invitations imitate the décor…

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So with eight weeks to go, we are all sitting on “ready!”

Thanks for stopping by and taking a look today…

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

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never.

And to stay HaPpY …you need to be inky!

 

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Thank You Peeps…

When I deliver orders to my “peeps”, there is always a little thank you tucked inside the bag.  Always something different and always made from the heart to let them know how much I appreciate their support of this job I love so much.

Today’s post is a note card using the Tie Dyed and Custom Tee stamp sets…

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Those tie dyed shirts just make me giddy!

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

Stuff

  • Paper:  3-1/2″ x 5″ Whisper White Notecards and Pool Party  and Thick Whisper White Cardstock
  • Ink:  Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight, Pool Party, Smoky Slate and Early Espresso
  • Stamps:  Tie Dyed, Custom Tee
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Tee Thinlits, wet wipes to make ink well for tie dyeing

Digits

  • Cut the Pool Party CS 3-1/4″ x 4-3/4″ and attach to front of 3-1/2″ x 5″ Whisper White Notecard with SNAIL
  • Cut the top Whisper White layer 3″ x 4-1/2″.  Stamp sentiment at bottom with Early Espresso and attach to Pool Party layer with SNAIL
  • Stamp Tee Shirt on scrap of Whisper White with Smoky Slate and cut with coordinating thinlit.
  • Stamp collar on scrap on scrap of Whisper White with Calypso Coral and cut with coordinating thinlit.
  • In one side of an empty stamp container place two wet wipes folded in half.  Add several drops of Daffodil Delight reinker to wet wipes, then Pool Party and last Calypso Coral.  Tap the stamp up and down in the same spot on the wet wipe to keep your colors “true”, then stamp front of Tee Shirt.  Add “vintage” stamp to Tee Shirt with Early Espresso and glue collar to top.  Add Tee Shirt at an angle to card front with dimensionals.

Here’s what your wet wipe station should look like…

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Had you used the wet wipe technique before?  It works perfectly for these tie dyed stamps.

There are so many ideas for these two sets…I’m sure you will be seeing them in the coming days.

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

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always.

Keep yourself inky…you’ll be HaPpY!

 

 

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Pony Ride…

We have a beautiful carousel here in my town nestled in a downtown park by the Tennessee River that has gorgeous hand-carved animals of whimsy including ponies.  This is a “g0-to” spot anytime we have out of town visitors.

So when this new stamp set Carousel Birthday was released, I was pretty sure it would find its way to Rambling Rose Studio…and it did…

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And a peek inside…

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Up front I will confess the seam binding for the bow is from my ribbon stash and is retired as is the string of Pom poms.  They just made a great prop for this photo.

This Designer Series Paper Cupcakes and Carousels is one of my all-time favorites…I’ve ordered another paper stack.

Here’s the StuffN Digits for you…

Stuff

Paper:  Very Vanilla, Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight, and Bermuda Bay – plus Cupcakes & Carousels Designer Series Paper Stack and water color paper

Ink: Archival Basic Black

Stamps:  Carousel Birthday

Tools ‘N Embellishments:  SU! Water Color Pencils, Blender Pen, Linen Thread, Ribbon of choice, Stitched Circle Dies, Scalloped Circle Dies

Digits

The Very Vanilla base card is 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″, scored, folded and burnished at 4-1/4″

The Daffodil Delight layer is 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″ attached to card front with SNAIL

The DSP layer is 4″ x 5-1/4″ attached to Daffodil Delight layer with SNAIL

The Bermuda Bay layer is 1-7/8″ x 5-1/4″

The DSP layer is 1-3/4″ x 5-1/8″ attached to Bermuda Bay layer with snail.  Attach band of ribbon around top of this layer then add both layers to card front at left side with SNAIL.  Make bow with several loops, tie in center with Linen Thread and attach with glue dots over ribbon band.

Stamp carousel pony in Archival Basic Black on scrap of water color paper.  Cut out with Stitched Circle Die.  Color with water color pencils and paint with Blender Pen.

Cut Bermuda Bay Scallop Circle.  Add water colored pony piece with SNAIL.  Add both layers to card front with dimensionals

Inside the Calypso Coral layer is 4-1/4″ x 3-1/4″ attached to card with SNAIL

The Very Vanilla layer is 4-1/8″ x 3-1/8″.  Stamp swirl with Archival Basic Black.  Add a 1/2″ x 3-1/8″ piece of DSP at bottom with SNAIL then add layer to Calypso Coral layer with SNAIL

Hope you enjoyed this little carousel ride and that it might have brought back sweet memories for you too.

I am on a tight school schedule here with “the littles” but we took time yesterday for an after school break and a little ice cream treat in the Florida warm temperatures…

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Here’s your “Bism” for today…

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True.

Have a HaPpY inky day!

 

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Love in a Box…

Yesterday a roomful of stamping peeps were treated with these Valentine “love” boxes filled with sweet treats and given with lots of love…

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Just a little something to let them know how much I appreciate their friendship and the opportunity to share with them this paper art, stamping obsession I have.

These 4″ x 4″ boxes with the clear slip on cover are the perfect size to fill with sweet treats packed in a cellophane bag, both items are offered in the annual Stampin’ Up! catalog.

The Designer Series Paper is the Sending Love Paper Stack on pg 15 of the new Occasions Catalog cut 2″ x 6″ (it takes two pieces to wrap the box).  The sweet treats were packages inside cello bags offered in the Annual Catalog.  Slip on the clear box cover and tie your bow on top.

Here I’ve used several different SU! Ribbons from my stash and added the tag made with the Scalloped and Stitched Circle Framelits Dies.

The Sentiment was stamped with the Sealed with Love Stamp Set on page 15 of the Occasions Catalog including the “kiss”. I used Real Red and Blushing Bride ink and tied it on with Linen Thread.

Today I am in Florida with “the Littles”.  Woke them up this morning (they were asleep when I arrived last night) to take them to school.  We made a deal for after school this afternoon.  They made promises of things they would do and I promised to take them for ice cream.  Mom moms are allowed to do that!

The weather here is amazing.  In fact I told the kids I was going swimmming today.

Hope you are having an awesome day…

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

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You’re welcome.

Inky fingers = HaPpY!

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B!…

While running through Hobby Lobby the other day (imagine that!) they were stocking shelves with these Lucite letters.  Stopped me dead in my tracks.  So I got a couple…well, a few.  And decided to practice on the B since I knew it would be staying with me…

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Look!  A Christmas “B”.  I was just thinking how cute a letter for each member of a family on the mantle where the stockings are hung…. or the word “merry” or “hohoho”.  My mind works in spirals…

This Lucite letter measures 3-1/2″ x 5″.  One piece of 12″ x 12″ Designer Series Paper would cover four letters.

Here are a few Stuff ‘N Digits for you…

Stuff

  • Paper:  Designer Series Paper (your choice) and Thick Whisper White Cardstock
  • Ink:  Daffodil Delight, Pear Pizazz, Old Olive, Smoky Slate, Sky Blue and Real Red
  • Stamps:  Christmas Magic
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Pretty Pines Thinlits Dies, Aqua Painter, Water Spritzer, Modge Podge

Digits:

  • Trace your letter lightly in pencil with right side facing up.  Fussy Cut letter.  Coat letter lightly with Modge Podge using a sponge brush then lie the letter on top.  Remember you have a window of time to shift the letter into perfect placement.  Let dry.
  • Cut pine boughs using all three lengths from Thick Whisper White scrap.  Remove die but leave the cut out in the paper while you paint with reinkers.  Spritz with water lightly.  Make a pass with Daffodil Delight, then Pear Pizazz and finally Old Olive mainly just down the centers of the boughs.  Dry with heat gun and glue together at base spreading the ends a bit.
  • Stamp the bell on scrap Thick Whisper White in Basic Black.  Use your Aqua Painter to paint the bell lightly with Smoky Slate.  Leave a shine spot with no paint.  Add a little more Smoky Slate where shadows are indicated.  Add a small amount of Sky Blue.  Paint the bow with Real Red lightly and go back to darken shadow areas.  Fussy cut bell/bow.  Lie flat face down on Piercing Mat and use the large end of Stylus to make circles on the back of the bell to break down the fibers and give dimension to the bell.  Add two dimensionals to back.
  • Use hot glue to attach the pine boughs where they make most sense on your letter.  Add bell at base of boughs.

How many projects can you think of for these letters?  How about spelling out “thanks” for Thanksgiving dinner?  Celebrate?  There are probably endless ideas.  What a great hostess gift too!

Hope your plans for this Labor Day weekend holiday will be filled with sweet memories.  I will hopefully see you right back here on Monday…

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

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I’d rather my house be not quite so clean…

Besides, you should see my studio.  But I’m inky and HaPpY!

 

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Halloween Bling…

When playing with the Haunted Halloween Neighborhood a couple of days ago, I felt time turning back the clock to early childhood.  Seriously, it was so much fun that I lost track of time and almost forgot about dinner!

Then today while making this post, it happened again…maybe there’s a time machine and in my studio I can slip in and out of it.  Back when we made so many things out of Shrinky Dink.  Look at these cute earrings, bracelet and backpack critters…

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Oh boy are “the Littles” going to love these!  Think I’ll even make me some of those skeleton earrings!

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…

Stuff

  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White Cardstock
  • Ink:  You need permanent ink markers or if you still have your Blendabilities Pens, use those.  StazOn Black
  • Stamps:  Cookie Cutter Halloween
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Ball ‘n Chain, earring base, jump rings, Shrinky Dink (all from Hobby Lobby) and Cookie Cutter Punch, Shipping Tape.

Digits

  • You can use either clear or white Shrinky Dink to stamp on.  Stamp your images in StazOn ink.  Color with permanent ink and cut with Cookie Cutter Punch.  If you need a hole for a jump ring, punch that before baking.
  • Use a piece of parchment paper on your cookie sheet, preheat to 325 degrees and place your pieces on the paper and in the oven.  Turn on your oven light and watch while they shrink.  They will curl up and then lay flat.  When they are flat, they are ready to come out of the oven.
  • Thread with a jump ring for earrings or bracelet.
  • For the backpack tags, stamp in Basic Black Ink  on front and back, color with your Stampin’ Up! Markers then punch with Cookie Cutter Punch.  Cover with clear shipping tape front and back.  Trim edges.  Thread with ball ‘n chain.  No baking here!

I haven’t had so much fun since two days ago…

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

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This is true.

If you are inky…you MUST be HaPpY!

 

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You Light Up My Life…

Next week “the Littles” will be here for a little over a week.  One of the summer activities they love is catching lightening bugs.  You see, they don’t seem to have them in Florida so to them it is a novelty.  Every evening they ask several times…”Is it time yet?”  I tell them there is a magic time when you can catch them.  And every night we all have stinky hands from handling lightening bugs into a jar.

In honor of that summer fun…

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Here’s a detail shot…

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I tried to catch the Gold Wink of Stella.  I think they will love this interactive shaker card.

With the introduction of the Adhesive Strips, making shaker cards is a walk in the park…

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…

Stuff

  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White, Night of Navy Cardstock, plus In Color Designer Series Paper Stacks, Flirty Flamingo
  • Ink:  Night of Navy, Smoky Slate, Daffodil Delight and Soft Sky
  • Stamps:  Jar of Love
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Night of Navy Solid Baker’s Twine, Window sheet, Everyday Jars Framelits, Gold Wink of Stella

Digits

  • The Thick Whisper White base card is 4-1/4″ x 11″, scored at 5-1/2″
  • The Night of Navy layer is 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″ attached to card front with adhesive
  • The DSP layer is 4″ x 5-1/4″ attached to card front with adhesive
  • The smaller Night of Navy layer is 3-1/8″ x 4-1/8′
  • The top Whisper White layer is 3″ x 4″.  Cut jar from this layer with framelit.  Cut a piece of Window Sheet and glue to back of this layer with multipurpose glue.  On scrap of Whisper White stamp jar lid in Smoky Slate and cut out with framelit.  Add Night of Navy Baker’s Twine and tie bow.  Add jar lid over window sheet with dimensionals.
  • On a scrap of Whisper White smaller than the top Whisper White layer, stamp jar.  Add Soft Sky around edges with Aqua Painter.
  • Add Adhesive Strip to back of window sheet following jar outline.
  • Stamp 12 lightening bugs on scrap Whisper White.  Color wings with Soft Sky and body with Daffodil Delight.  Add Gold Wink of Stella to body for shimmer.  Glue two bugs together to make six two-sided lightening bugs.  Add bugs inside jar outline on scrap.  Add Adhesive Strip around edges of top Whisper White.  Lay the Whisper White layer over the stamped jar with bugs inside then add Night of Navy layer on back.  With multipurpose glue add all layers at an angle to card front.
  • Stamp sentiment on scrap Whisper White and trip and tag one end.  Cut a Night of Navy scrap piece slightly larger and glue together with multipurpose glue.  Tag end of Night of Navy to match top layer.  Add sentiment with dimensionals or a strip of adhesive to top right corner of jar layer at an angle.
  • Inside there is a 3-1/4″ x 4-1/4″ DSP layer with a 3-1/8″ x 4-1/8″ layer of Whisper White

I can’t wait to show “the Littles” this jar of lightening bugs…maybe we won’t need to wait for that magic time and get our hands all stinky.  Fat chance!

Sweetums has arrived in South Korea and attended a dinner where he made friends…

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He says this dinner reminded him of all the Chamber of Commerce dinners we used to attend…

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Posing with our son-in-love…

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And a shot with Jay and Kelly, our daughter.

He is tired from all the travel but having a great adventure.

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

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love this one!

I’m so inky…and HaPpY!

 

 

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To Hug ‘N To Hold…

Today’s post was made with two really special people in mind who are wonderful friends and used to be neighbors that are celebrating their wedding anniversary the first of July.  Hope they like it…

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I just couldn’t help myself!  Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…

Stuff

  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White Cardstock, Dazzling Diamonds and Blushing Bride Glimmer Paper
  • Ink:  Basic Black, Basic Gray and Smoky Slate
  • Stamps:  Baby Bear
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Rhinestones, 3/4″  and 1″ Round Punch, Itty Bitty Flower Punch (retired)

Digits

  • The Thick Whisper White base card is 4-1/4″ x 11″, scored at 5-1/2″
  • The Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper layer is 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″ attached to card front with multipurpose glue
  • The top Thick Whisper White layer is 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″.  Stamp the bear on post it note and “fussy cut” to use for a mask.  Stamp the top bear with Smoky Slate that has been stamped off, the second layer with straight Smoky Slate and the third layer with Basic Gray.  Cover with mask and stamp the second bear in the same sequence.  Remove mask.  Awwww…
  • Using an Aqua Painter and reinker in lid of Smoky Slate, add a shadow under both bears.
  • Stamp the bow from this set on the back of Blushing Bride Glimmer paper and “fussy cut” the bow without the two ends.  Add to bear with glue dot.
  • Punch a 3/4″ circle from Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper.  With the 1″ circle, punch over the 3/4″ hole in the Glimmer paper to make a 1″ circle frame.  Cut this frame in half.
  • Punch three Itty Bitty Flowers in Whisper White.  Using the blunt end of Piercing Tool and your sponge mat, push the blunt end into the flower to give dimension.  I colored the Rhinestones with permanent marker in pink and added to 3/4″ circle with multipurpose glue.  Add to the second bear with glue dots.
  • Punch two flowers and layer with a glue dot.  Add Rhinestone to center.  Glue half of the 1″ circle frame with multipurpose glue to make a headband.  Add flower with glue dot to headband.
  • Stamp one half of the sentiment on the stamp by inking with Basic Black marker only the words you need.  I used a mini MISTI to stamp this sentiment here and the other half on the inside of card.
  • Inside there is a 3-1/2″ x 4-1/2″ layer of Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper with a 3-1/4″ x 4-1/4″ layer of Thick Whisper White on top stamped with the second part of the stamp “from this day forward”.

See…this baby bear isn’t just for baby cards!

So tomorrow Sweetums leaves for his trip to South Korea to see our daughter and son-in-love.  While there he will attend the Change of Command ceremony for Jay.  I hope to share some photos of the event later as this is a big deal for him.

Hope to see you right back here tomorrow!

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

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Get inky…Be HaPpY!

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