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Be HaPpY…

Everyday this mantra is sent to you along with the suggestion that inky fingers will make you HaPpY.  And it’s true!  Better than any antidepressant on the market I always say.

You can only imagine my delight when first seeing this new stamp set…

And that’s not all either.  This set comes in two boxes with all kinds of sentiments to go with “happy” and “best”…genius!

To introduce this set on my blog for the first time these two “happy” cards were made for you…

Showcasing the new self-adhesive sequins…

Both notecards are watercolored, but in different ways.  This is one of my “go to” doodled borders.

Watercolored “blooms” create interest in the background.

There are five other sentiments for use with the word “happy” plus the second set is “Best” and there are eight sentiments for that set.

Here are the Stuff ‘N Digits for these two HaPpY notecards…

Stuff

  • Paper:  3-1/2″ x 5″ Whisper White Notecards and Basic Black Cardstock, plus water color paper
  • Ink:  Archival Basic Black, Daffodil Delight
  • Stamps:  Happy Wishes
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  .005 Black Micron Pen (doodled border), self-adhesive sequins, Blends Pens, Low Tack Artist Tape, Aqua Painter or Medium Round Brush, VersaMark, Black Embossing Powder

Digits

  • The Basic Black CS layer is 3-3/8″ x 4-7/8″ attached to Whisper White Notecard with SNAIL.
  • The water color paper is 3-1/4″ x 4-3/4″.  Make a 1/4″ border with low tack tape on one piece of water color paper.  Wet the exposed surface with spritzer or brush.  I used watercolor (Ultramarine Blue) and just touched the wet paper with a brush loaded with color and let it bloom.  Start light, you can always add more color.  To removed color use a scrunched up tissue and blot.  Let dry.
  • For the other card I use applied a light coat of Daffodil Delight reinker using the Aqua Painter and let it dry.
  • Remove the tape and stamp sentiment in VersaMark ink, sprinkle with black Embossing Powder and heat.  This was done on blue card only.  The flowers were colored with Blends Pens.
  • Attach to card front with multipurpose glue.
  • For the yellow background card once dry, lightly draw a line where you want your border.  Draw two squiggly black lines over the pencil.  Add three dots evenly spaced.  See?  I knew you could do it!  Use a soft eraser to eliminate pencil lines.
  • The sentiment on this card was stamped in Archival Basic Black and the flowers were colored with Blends Pens.
  • Add those self-adhesive sequins and you are done.

There is one sentiment in the “happy” set that reads “you make me so”.  These would make great thank you cards for use after the holidays.

Are you running here and there, cleaning house and cooking in preparation for Christmas?  Does you mind keep running in high gear when you lay your head down?  Problems we all share this time of year.  Wish I had a solution because I’m right there with you.

So my BIG announcement on Monday this week was well received and I’ve been working and planning for the coming months’ online classes.  Won’t it be fun?  We get to stamp together!  It will be just like you are here in the studio with me…Oh! what fun…

We have another day in the high 60s again.  I’m loving it!

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

sweet.

Come get inky with me…Be HaPpY!

 

B

Fall Wreath…

Today will be the last post using pieces created with the Lovely Wishes stamp set which will be available to demonstrators December 1 and to customers January 1.

My intention was to prove how versatile this set is.  It’s not what you might think when first viewing this set, but it’s true.  Over this past week of posts, I hope I have made my case.

Here’s the last card…

Pretty colors for fall…

Did you see a wreath in that set?  I didn’t think so…

Love the Crinkled Seam Binding…

And a peek inside…the envelope was treated with this same technique.

Of course this card could be sent any time of the year, but would work perfectly now with the mountains on fire with beautiful fall colors.  And with this sentiment, this would surely serve as an “all occasion” card.

So here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…

Stuff

  • Paper:  Peekaboo Peach, Marina Mist and Thick Whisper White Cardstock
  • Ink:  Peekaboo Peach, Cajun Craze, Flirty Flamingo, Marina Mist and Archival Basic Black
  • Stamps:  Lovely Wishes (Dec. 1st and Jan. 1st release date)
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Linen Thread, Aqua Painter, 5/8″ Crinkled Seam Binding Peekabook Peach, 1-1/4″ Circle Punch

Digits

  • The Peekaboo Peach base card is 4-1/4″ x 11″.  Score, fold and burnished at 5-1/2″.
  • The Marina Mist layer is 4″ x 5-1/4″ attached to card front with SNAIL.
  • The Thick Whisper White layer is 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″.  Punch a 1-1/4″ circle from sticky part of PostIt Note and place this piece in the center of where your wreath will be.  Stamp around this circle first in Peekaboo Peach then in Flirty Flamingo.  Add flowers in Flirty Flamingo and Cajun Craze.
  • Remove mask and add sentiment to center of wreath in Archival Basic Black.
  • Add several drops of Marina Mist Reinker onto an Acrylic Block.  Using an Aqua Painter paint around and inside the wreath.
  • Add this layer to card front with SNAIL.
  • Make a bow with several different sizes of loops, then tie off center with Linen Thread.  Add to card front with glue dots.
  • Inside the Thick Whisper White layer is 4-1/4″ x 3-1/4″.  Stamp several times without reinking using Peekabook Peach.  Add one stamp in Flirty Flamingo and flowers in Cajun Craze.

This set has been so much fun to work with and is why I chose it for my first product-based, online class.

In addition to the pieces shown yesterday that will be completed in class, I will also show several more pieces that can be made with this set.  A good investment for your stamping stash.

So yesterday was my big announcement (you can see it here) and the response has been delightful!  This new adventure is going to be amazing and you and I can experience it together!

Hope your Tuesday is awesome…mine started with a yoga class!

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

sometimes…

Come get inky with me…Be HaPpY!

 

B

Lovely Wishes Class…

Beginning in January 2018, Rambling Rose Studio will offer a product-based class (more details to follow) and this stamp set (Lovely Wishes) and these projects will be part of that class.

So I thought it would be fun to show you these projects today so you can see what type of things we will be making together …

A gift bag, box and coordinating card!

Good things come in small packages…

This coordinating pocket card…

And this matching gift bag.

If you decide to take the class, you’ll order your supplies (I’ll post the list) and they will be delivered directly to you.  For the months of January – March when Sale-A-Bration will be going on. supplies will run approximately $50 which will allow you to receive FREE product from the Sale-A-Bration catalog when you order.

Once you have placed your order using that month’s Host Code, two things will happen: 1) your name will be added to a closed Facebook Page where you will be able to view a video I’ve made to describe how to make all the projects shown and 2) I will mail to you all the project’s precut supplies prepared and ready for you to start stamping.  Your supply package will also include a personal thank you card from me to you.

How fun is that?  The Facebook Page will be open to you as long as you are enrolled in that month’s class.  You can watch the video as many times as you like and make your projects when it’s convenient for you.

Because this stamp set will not be available (it’s brand spanking new people!) until January 1st, closing date for placing your order will be January 5th.  Once your order goes in, your supplies from me will be mailed.  The Facebook Class will go “live” on January 19th and run for one month.

This is a new adventure for me and I’m so excited to share it with you.  We will be able to stamp together every single month!

There will be more information in the weeks ahead that will include the Host Code and your invitation to join the class Facebook Page.

So let’s step out of the ‘comfort zone box’ together and go on this new adventure.  I’m glad to answer any questions left in comments or emailed to me.

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

i’m ready…are you?

Come get inky with me…be HaPpY!

 

 

B

Doodlin’ Birthday…

Give me a clean piece of paper and a Micron ink pen and I can kill two hours of doodlin’ fun and not even notice I’ve been sitting there for that long.  Zentangling has been a time stealer of mine for years.

I mention this because today’s post which is also a sample made for OnStage Live with Lovely Wishes stamp set has a doodled border.

Pick this border apart and you’ll see it’s really simple.

A glamour close up…

A side view to see dimension.

And a peek inside.

This is another sample made for OnStage but not demonstrated.  I gave this to my g’daughter for her birthday this past Wednesday.

I hope you will forgive me for not including the Stuff ‘N Digits for this one…we have been out all day with “the littles” and just got home.  I will share pics in my next post.

Hope your Thanksgiving is already a sweet memory.  Here’s your B-ism for today…

I love this one…

Keep your fingers inky and you’ll be HaPpY!

B

Wishing You A Lovely Day…

So today is Thanksgiving and if you’ve already shared your meal and had a nap, you might want to look at some new stamps…right?

Today I’m showing another sample made for OnStage Live featuring the Lovely Wishes stamp set which can be found in the 2018 Occasions Catalog…

Ahhhh…Lemon Lime Twist with Navy.  Great color combination!

A glamour close up…

A side view showing layers and texture.

This sentiment is perfect for today…I do hope you are enjoying a lovely Thanksgiving with family and friends.

Here are the Stuff ‘N Digits for this card…

Stuff

  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White, Lemon Lime Twist Cardstock
  • Ink:  Not Quite Navy, Archival Basic Black, Lemon Lime Twist
  • Stamps:  Lovely Wishes
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Linen Thread, Navy Crinkled Seam Binding (my favorite!), Layered Squares Framelits, Micron Pen (Black)

Digits

  • The Thick Whisper White base card is 4-1/4″ x 11″.  Score, fold and burnish at 5-1/2″
  • The first Thick Whisper White layer is 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Stamp sentiment in Archival Basic Black at top left corner.  Attach a band of Navy Crinkled Seam Binding at back of this layer.
  • Attach this layer to card front with SNAIL.
  • Cut a 2-5/8″ Lemon Lime Twist square.
  • Cut a Thick Whisper White square 2-1/8″.  Stamp in Lemon Lime Twist and Not Quite Navy.  Add flower centers with Black Micron Pen.  Add this layer to Lemon Lime Twist square with SNAIL.
  • Add doubled square to card front at lower right corner.
  • Make a bow with several loops then tie center with Linen Thread.  Add to top of squares with glue dots.
  • Inside there is a layer of Not Quite Navy 3-3/8″ x 4-3/8″ attached with SNAIL.
  • A Thick Whisper White layer 3-1/4″ x 4-1/4″ was placed on top with SNAIL.
  • The flower art from card front was repeated in lower right corner.
  • This same stamp was added to the envelope in lower left corner.

I hope to share some photos of my family here today.  It has been such a treat to have everyone home!

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

on a new road…

Come get inky with me…Be HaPpY!

 

B

Lemon Lime Birthday…

Today’s post is one of the samples made before OnStage to demonstrate the versatility of the stamp set Lovely Wishes.

This sample was shown but not demonstrated so I wanted to give you the directions because everyone at the event was given this stamp set!

Love this color combination!

There’s a little extra doodling here.

The ribbon makes everything “pop”!

and a peek inside…

You can see here the flowers have been used to represent hearts.  The extra doodline from the flower centers was done with a Micron Pen.

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…

Stuff

  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White and Lemon Lime Twist Cardstock
  • Ink:  Flirty Flamingo, Lemon Lime Twist and Archival Basic Black
  • Stamps:  Lovely Wishes and Birthday Blooms (sentiment)
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  7/8″ Striped Ribbon (Holiday Catalog), Layering Squares Framelits, Black Micron Pen, Adhesive Strips or Dimensionals

Digits

  • The Thick Whisper White base card is 4-1/4″ x 11″.  Score, fold and burnish at 5-1/2″.
  • The first layer of Thick Whisper White is 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Stamp sentiment in Archival Basic Black at top left corner.  Add a band of 7/8″ Striped Ribbon attaching in back with SNAIL.
  • Add this layer to card front with Adhesive Strips.
  • Cut first square from Lemon Lime Twist and add over Striped Ribbon with dimensionals.
  • Cur a second smaller square from Thick Whisper White.  Stamp in Lemon Lime Twist and Flirty Flamingo.  Add lines and dots from flower centers with Micron Pen.
  • Add this second square to first with Dimensionals.
  • Inside the Lemon Lime Twist layer is 3-3/8 ” x 4-3/8″ attached with SNAIL.
  • The Thick Whisper White layer is 3-1/4″ x 4-1/4″ attached with SNAIL.
  • Add line art in Lemon Lime Twist in lower right corner.  Splatter with marker.

This is the third day showing samples with this Lovely Wishes stamp set and I believe you can see how different each one is.  There are three or four more days of samples yet.

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

We’ve all been preparing and working or the big day tomorrow…soooooo

Inky fingers will make you HaPpY!

B

OnStage Presentation…

The second card actually demonstrated while on stage was this one…

A little bit of spritzing the stamp after inking and the paper after stamping creates this fluid background and makes the elegant line art “pop”!

Some splattering and that Linen Bow add to the textural interest of this panel.

Layers, texture and embellishments…a good card recipe!

And a peek inside…

So if you were at OnStage Live SLC, you received this stamp set and maybe witnessed my presentation.  The sample this week will give you some ideas for your own creations.

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…

Stuff

  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White and Soft Sky Cardstock, plus watercolor paper
  • Ink:  Soft Sky, Lemon Lime Twist, Archival Basic Black
  • Stamps:  Lovely Wishes and Music Notes background stamp
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Water Spritzer, Linen Thread

Digits

  • The Thick Whisper White base card is 4-1/4″ x 11″.  Score, fold and burnish at 5-1/2″
  • The first Soft Sky layer is 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″ attached with SNAIL.
  • The Thick Whisper White layer is 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Stamp Soft Sky by stamping off each time you stamp.  This will keep this layer in the background and not competing with your focal point.  Attach this layer to card front with SNAIL.
  • The next Soft Sky layer is 2-3/8″ x 5-1/4″ attached to card front with SNAIL.
  • The next layer is watercolor paper 2-1/4″ x 5-1/8″.  Stamp Music Notes in Soft Sky.  Ink leaf shadow stamp in Lemon Lime Twist.  Spritz stamp before stamping.  Stamp a second shadow stamp underneath first. Spritz watercolor paper to “move” the ink.  Let dry.  Stamp shadow stamps again in Lemon Lime Twist.  Add Line art stamp with Archival Basic Black.  Add color to flowers in Soft Sky.  Splatter Lemon Lime Twist using marker or Aqua Painter.
  • Add this panel to card front with multipurpose glue.
  • Make bow and attach with glue dots.  There is a video here to demonstrate this bow.
  • Inside the Soft Sky layer is 3-3/8″ x 4-3/8″ attached with SNAIL.
  • The Thick Whisper White layer is 3-1/4″ x 4-1/4″.  Stamp leaf line art in Soft Sky and leaf shadow stamp in Lemon Lime Twist..  Add this layer to inside of card with SNAIL.

This was the last card demonstrated on stage.  The others were samples I had made previously and brought to show how versatile this stamp set can be.

Thanks so much for stopping by today.

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

For those who are missing loved ones this Thanksgiving…

Come get inky with me…Be HaPpY!

B

OnStage Card…

Beginning today until I run out of samples, every day will be a sample card made for my OnStage presentation.  Today’s post is one of the cards demonstrated during the presentation…

Building a background and keeping it simple…

and a peek inside.

You will love creating this background.  No two ever alike and always perfect!

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…

Stuff

  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White, Basic Black and Crushed Curry Cardstock, plus watercolor paper
  • Ink:  Archival Basic Black plus reinkers Daffodil Delight, Flirty Flamingo and Pumpkin Pie
  • Stamps:  Lovely Wishes
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Linen Thread, 3/8″ Mini Chevron Crushed Curry, Artist Low Tack Tape, Clip board, Aqua Painter, water spritzer

Digits

  • The Crushed Curry base card is 4-1/4″ x 11″.  Score, fold and burnish at 5-1/2″.
  • The Basic Black layer is 4″ x 5-1/4″ attached to card front with SNAIL.
  • Cut the watercolor paper 3-3/4″ x 5″.  Tape to a clip board with Low Tack Artist tape creating a 1/2″ border.  Be sure to rub along the edge of the tape so that watercolor cannot slip under the tape.
  • Spitz watercolor paper with water and spread with Aqua Painter to be sure the surface is uniformly wet.  Add Flirty Flamingo by picking up color with Aqua Painter and just touching the wet watercolor paper in several places.  Just watch that color “bloom”!  Repeat with Daffodil Delight and Pumpkin Pie.  If you want the colors to blend more, just spritz more water.  You can tilt the board to blend colors.  Let this layer dry naturally.
  • Remove Low Tack Tape.  Stamp the sentiment and line art in Archival Basic Black going just outside the boarder with the line art.  Add a band of the Crushed Curry ribbon attached on back with SNAIL.
  • Make bow by creating several loops and tying off in center with Linen Thread.  Add to ribbon band with glue dots.
  • Inside the Thick Whisper White layer is 3-1/4″ x 4-1/4″.  The strip of watercolor paper was trimmed from another piece lying on my tabletop.

When demonstrating on stage I found myself spritzing the cameraman several times.  I’m righthanded and he was standing over my left shoulder.  He was a good sport about it though.

Hope you will give this a try…

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

As many of us travel to enjoy Thanksgiving with family or prepare to host our families, remember when you start to stress that you are also very blessed.

Keep those fingers inky…Be HaPpY!

 

B

Roomie Frames…

There is a group coming together in Salt Lake City this week who keep in touch with each other, lift and encourage each other, but only see one another maybe once a year if we are lucky.  And this is the week!

There will be laughter and there will be no sleep.  We will catch up with each other’s lives and share our own.  This will be a magical week of friendships.

So I’ve made this sweet little framed Christmas ornament for “the group” and hope they will hang it on their tree each year and remember all the fun we’ve had together.

The opening measures 2″ x 3″ (about a business card size)

A little Wink of Stella adds bling.

See that tiny little snowman?

I’ll tell you right up front I found these frames at Hobby Lobby and scooped them up knowing exactly what I would do with them.

The background is done on watercolor paper using the same technique as was explained here.

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

Stuff

  • Paper:  Watercolor Paper, Thick Whisper White and Lemon Lime Twist Cardstock, plus Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper
  • Ink:  Lemon Lime Twist, Old Olive and Tranquil Tide
  • Stamps:  I made the tree stamp using the trees from Card Front Builder Framelits Dies.  I cut two sets from Fun Foam and glued them together with multipurpose glue.
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  3/8″ Lemon Lime Twist Ribbon, Linen Thread, Boxwood Wreaths Embellishments, Duo Banner Punch, Card Front Builder Framelit Dies, Hometown Greetings Framelit Dies, Silver Sparkle Ribbon (retired)

Digits

  • The watercolor paper measurement will depend on your specific frame.  Mine were 2-1/4″ x 3-1/4″.  Stamp trees using method referred to earlier here.
  • Cut the snow scene from Thick Whisper White CS using the Hometown Greetings Framelits Dies and trim to fit your frame.  Color your trees, house and door using reinker.
  • Add pieces inside your frame.
  • Make a bow with Lemon Lime Twist ribbon tying center with Linen Thread.  Cut Boxwood Wreaths in two pieces then add at bottom of frame with hot glue.  Add bow with hot glue over these boxwoods.
  • Stamp sentiment in Archival Basic Black on scrap Thick Whisper White then punch with Due Banner Punch.  Also Punch a banner from Lemon Lime Twist CS and Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer paper.  Attach all three together with multipurpose glue and add to top corner of frame with hot glue.
  • Add a loop of ribbon at the top center back with hot glue for tree hanging.

My wish is “the group” will enjoy these little mementos for years to come and they will bring a smile to their faces remembering how much fun we had together.

Hope your Thursday is awesome!

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

I’ll need this when I get home!

Get inky…Be HaPpY!

 

 

B

OnStage SLC Swaps…

The tradition of swapping handmade cards at a Stampin’ Up! convention is a treasured ritual of those attending.  You can make as many or few as you want, but you don’t want to miss joining in on the fun.

This year I have 100 swaps to share (remember, I do not like to make multiples of anything!) and I will come home with 100 new ideas to share with my peeps.

Here is my swap for this 2017 OnStage Convention…

And my Wink of Stella is showing up…yay!

I doubt there will be another like it since I made the stamp using a die and fun foam.

Stamping and spritzing on watercolor paper is magic…just sayin’

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

Stuff

  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White and Lemon Lime Twist Cardstock, plus watercolor paper
  • Ink:  Lemon Lime Twist, Old Olive, Tranquil Tide and Archival Basic Black
  • Stamps:  Merry Patterns
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  3/8″ Lemon Lime Twist Ribbon, Wink of Stella, Fun Foam, MISTI or Stamp Positioner, Water Spritzer

Digits

The Thick Whisper White base is 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″

The Lemon Lime Twist layer is 5-1/4″ x 4″ attached to base with SNAIL

To make your own stamp, cut two layers of fun foam for each die and glue together with multipurpose glue.

Cut watercolor paper 3-3/4″ x 5″.  Load your stamp with ink and spritz with water before stamping.  Using your spritzer add water to your image on the paper to promote “blooming” of color.  Set aside to dry.  You can soak up large drips with a tissue.

Once dry add Tranquil Tide ink to stamp, spritz with water and stamp just to the side of the previous trees.  Add a small amount of water to encourage the colors to move and mingle.  Let dry.

Add Old Olive ink to your stamp.  Do not spritz.  Stamp over your first Lemon Lime Twist trees.  Add Wink of Stella to just this tree after the ink drys.

Stamp sentiment in Lemon Lime Twist and Archival Basic Black.

Add ribbon/bow under sentiment and attach in back with SNAIL.

Glue watercolor paper to base with multipurpose glue and weight down the layers until dried.

I hope you will give this technique a try and let me know how you like it!

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

I am so grateful to be where I am today…hope you are too!

Stay inky…be HaPpY!

 

B