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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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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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Carousel Birthday Slider…

When I watched this video by Tanya DeRoy, I knew this slider card was going to be added to my list of favorite cards to make and give.  The step-by-step directions and photos below will help you to create this fun card.  But, if you’d like to watch Tanya’s YouTube video, you can find it here

Here’s the card…

How cute is that?  And…it is interactive.  When you pull the tap, the horse moves to reveal a birthday message.  Now I changed a few things from Tanya’s but either way it’s a fabulous card that is not gender or age specific.

Here’s a close up showing the sponging on edges and Silver Metallic embossing…

and showing the pull tab…

and a peek inside…

Let’s make this slider today…

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits

Stuff

  • Paper:  Peekaboo Peach, Calypso Coral, Very Vanilla Cardstock plus Cupcakes & Carousel Designer Series Paper Stack
  • Ink:  Early Espresso, Calypso Coral plus you choice of colors for pony
  • Stamps:  Dragonfly Dreams (sentiment), Carousel Birthday and Gorgeous Grunge (splat)
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Accent Pearl, Decorative Label Punch. Word Window Punch (retired), VersaMark Ink, Silver Embossing Powder, Sponge, water color pencils or markers for pony, Adhesive Strips and Lots of Labels Framelits

Digits

  • The Peekaboo Peach base card is 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, scored, folded and burnished at 4-1/4″
  • The Calypso Coral layer is 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″.
  • The top DSP layer is 2-1/2″ x 5-1/4″ and the bottom DSP layer is 2″ x 5-1/4″.   Sponge edges with Early Espresso.   Attach the bottom DSP layer first on the Calypso Coral layer with SNAIL.  Stamp circus tents across the top DSP layer in Early Espresso.  The top DSP layer overlaps the lower layer.  Slide the Word Window Punch from the bottom of this layer all the way in and centered, punch.   Slide the Word Window punch to the right and line up the side of the layer with the side of the punch and punch again.  Then slide to the left and align the same way and punch.  Your piece should look like this…

  • Using the Gorgeous Grunge splat stamp and VersaMark, stamp all over this layer, sprinkle with Silver EP and heat.
  • Lay this layer over the card front and trace the opening in pencil.  Stamp sentiment centered in the space with Early Espresso.  Let dry then erase pencil marks.
  • Lets make the slider now.  Cut a piece of Peekaboo Peach 1-1/2″ x 5-3/8″.  Cut a piece of DSP 5-5/8″ x 3/4″, sponge edges with Early Espresso.  Attach the DSP to the center of the cardstock with SNAIL.  Using Lots of Labels Framelits cut one end only…Trim the DSP if needed at straight end.

  • Turn your card front face down and position your slider over the opening.  Using Adhesive Strips make a stop at the end of the slider and add strips on each side of the slider to create a channel for the slider to move in.  Then add adhesive strips around outside edges.  You card layer back should look like this…

  • Remove slider and attach this layer to card front.  Insert slider and add double dimensionals at the stop end.  Add Pearl or anything else you have to use as a decoration at the end of the slider.
  • To make the label at the top of the card, punch one layer in Calypso Coral with Decorative Label Punch and cut in half lengthwise.  Stamp sentiment in Calypso Coral on Peekaboo Peach CS and punch.  Sponge edges with Early Espresso.  Add the Calypso Coral pieces to back of sentiment with SNAIL positioning so they show at top and bottom.  If the side center points  of the Calypso Coral layers show, trim with snips.

  • Stamp Carousel Pony on scrap Thick Whisper White.  Color with markers or water color pencils.  Coat with Fine Tipped Glue and let dry.  Fussy Cut then add to double dimensionals at end of slider.  Position so that horse will slide easily past label at top of layer.

  • Inside the card cut a Calypso Coral layer 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″.   Add the Calypso Coral layer with SNAIL.  Cut a Very Vanilla layer 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Stamp the Very Vanilla layer sentiment in Calypso Coral and the tents in Early Espresso.  Sponge all edges with Early Espresso and add layer over Calypso Coral layer using SNAIL.
  • The envelope, which I haven’t shown was also stamped with the circus tents in the lower left corner with Early Espresso.

NOTE:  You will notice this card pulls to the right.  You could make it go either direction, but it just seemed more natural to me as the pony is facing that direction.

Isn’t that just cute and clever?

Yesterday my son was here on business and we were able to sneak in a lunch date.  He’s the dad of “the littles”.  Thought you might like to meet him…

His name is Jeff and this is a rare occasion.

Mother Nature pulled a trick on our Spring-like weekend and sent cool temps with rain today.  On the bright side it makes for a great stamping day!

Have a great rest of your weekend and I hope to see you back here on Monday…

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

Keep those fingers inky…Be HaPpY!

 

 

 

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