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Birthday Background…

SU! has beautiful designer series paper, but sometimes it’s fun to create your own especially when a stamp set offers you the perfect stamp to make it with.  And that’s just what I’ve done today…

I love the background repeats not only the color but a smaller version of the focal point.

This close up shows details in the background and the main image.

A side view shows how the Adhesive Strips lift the water color and sentiment layers.

And a peek inside.

I’m loving working/playing with this stamp set.  The design is so intricate.

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…

Stuff

  • Paper:  Berry Burst, Thick Whisper White Cardstock, plus water color paper
  • Ink:  Flirty Flamingo, Berry Burst, Lemon Lime Twist, Old Olive and Archival Basic Black plus White Craft Ink
  • Stamps:  Graceful Garden
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Layered Square Framelits, 5/8″ Crinkled Berry Burst Seam Binding, Adhesive Strips, Small Round Brush, Embossing Buddy, White Embossing Powder

Digits

  • The Berry Burst base card is 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, scored, folded and burnished at 4-1/4″
  • The Whisper White layer is 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″ attached to card front with SNAIL
  • The Berry Burst layer is 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Use the Embossing Buddy all over the surface before stamping in Craft White Ink and sprinkling with White Embossing Powder and heating.  Attach to card front over Thick Whisper White layer with SNAIL.
  • The next Thick Whisper White layer is 3-1/4″ x 4-1/4″.
  • The Berry Burst layer is 3-1/8″ x 4-1/8″ attached to Whisper White layer with SNAIL.
  • The water color layer is 3″ x 4″.  Color the stamp image with Flirty Flamingo, Berry Burst, Lemon Lime Twist and Old Olive markers.  I general cover the whole flower with the lighter Flirty Flamingo first and go back and add the Berry Burst here and there.  Same with the stem and leaves and the greens.  When you stamp on the water color paper, huff your image and hold it in place on the water color paper longer than normal to give the ink time to seep into the porus paper.  Go over the image with a small round brush and water to “move” the ink and fill in the spaces.  It’s always nice to leave a sparkle of white here and there.  Add the splatters with the Berry Burst marker using the top of the marker and flicking the brush end out over your work.
  • Attach the water color layer to the other two layers with Tear Tape.  Tie a piece of Berry Burst ribbon around the bottom of these three layers.  Add Adhesive strip to back of all three layers and place on card front centered.
  • Cut a scalloped square from Berry Burst.  Stamp sentiment on scrap Thick Whisper White CS and cut with cooresponding stitched square framelit.  Attach  together with SNAIL.  Add single dimensional where the card covers the artwork and double dimensionals where it doesn’t and attach at lower left corner of card front.
  • Inside the Thick Whisper White layer is 3-1/2″ x 4-1/2″attached with SNAIL.   Stamp the leaf using Lemon Lime Twist with Old Olive twice without reinking.

How much fun was that?  I hope you will be inspired to give these techniques a try.

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

I’ve been receiving lots of gifts lately…

Be inky…Be HaPpY!

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Summer Day…

They say you never forget how to ride a bike…which is good as I have one and love to ride it.  Willis, my Yorkie, loves to ride in the basket but won’t walk on a lead…

Is he cute or what?  But you put a lead on him and he’ll sit down and refuse to move!

Finally my framelits arrived to the Bike Ride Stamp Set (which I won at OnStage Savannah)!  Here’s my first card using the whole bundle…

I made this bike Peek A Boo Peach so I could use this gorgeous Seam Binding…

A glamour close up…

A side angle to show texture and dimension…

and a peek inside.

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…

Stuff

  • Paper:  Peek A Boo Peach, and Thick Whisper White Cardstock, plus water color paper
  • Ink:  Peek A Boo Peach, Smoky Slate, Crumb Cake, Marina Mist, Lemon Lime Twist, Daffodil Delight, Old Olive and Early Espresso
  • Stamps:  Bike Ride and Fabulous Flamingo (grass)
  • Tools ‘N Embellishment:  Peek A Boo Peach 5/8″ Crinkled Seam Binding, Build A Bike Framelits, Embossing Paste, Pattern Party Decorative Masks and Palette Knife, 1/4″ Hole Punch and small round brush

Digits

  • The Thick Whisper White base card is 4-1/4″ x 11″, scored, folded and burnished at 5-1/2″
  • The Peek A Boo Peach layer is 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″ attach to card front with SNAIL.
  • The water color layer is 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″.  Mix a small amount of paste with a drop of Smoky Slate Reinker.  Place mask at bottom of water color paper and apply paste.  Let dry.  Add water to top half with round brush leaving some areas dry for clouds.  Drop Marina Mist Reinker with brush and let the water color paper do the work for you. Add more color if needed.  Let dry.  Add grass along “road” side in Lemon Lime Twist.  Add this layer to card front with Tear Tape.
  • Punch holes and add Crinkled Peek A Boo Seam Binding tying in a knot and trim.
  • On scrap Thick Whisper White stamp all bike pieces in Peek A Boo Peach and Smoky Slate, the dog in Crumb Cake, Early Espresso and Marina Mist, the basket in Crumb Cake and Early Espresso and the flowers in Old Olive, Daffodil Delight and Peek A Boo Peach.  Cut out all pieces with coordinating Framelits.  Add wheels directly to card front with multipurpose glue.  Add all other pieces with dimensionals.  How cute is that?
  • Inside the Peek A Boo Peach layer is 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″ attached with SNAIL.
  • The Thick Whisper White layer is 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″.  Add “road” at bottom of layer repeating directions for card front.  Add grass stamp a couple of times without reinking.

As you can see there is no sentiment on this card…yet!  Just thought I’d leave the option open until I was ready to use this card.  Do you ever do that?

Well it’s is Friday again.  I swear they come around faster and faster.  But even though I’m retired Fridays are still special at our house.

Hope your weekend is all you want it to be.

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

and feeling.

Stay inky…be HaPpY!

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Cutie Surprise…

Can you stand one more post with this little “cutie pie”?  I hope so because I’ve been working/playing with his set so much and have so many samples to share, but really don’t want to keep showing them if you have had enough!

I love that we can use our water color pencils to color her any way we want…

you see her a lot in blues and pinks…but how about some Bermuda Bay?

her glamour close up…

From the side so that you can see dimension…

and that new Bermuda Bay ribbon…ties like a dream!

and a peek at the inside of the card…this would make a great card front too!

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…

Stuff

  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White and Bermuda Bay Cardstock, plus water color paper (because I love the water color pencils!)
  • Ink:  Archival Basic Black (If you are stamping on cardstock marker colors would be Bermuda Bay, Daffodil Delight, Powder Pink, Soft Suede and Calypso Coral
  • Stamps:  Special Delivery
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  3/8″ Bermuda Bay Mini Chevron Ribbon, Linen Thread, Glimmer Enamel Dots, Scalloped Oval Framelits, Birthday Friends Framelits, Gently Falling Embossing Folder

Digits

  • The Bermuda Bay base card is 4-1/4″ x 11″, scored, folded and burnished at 5-1/2″
  • The Thick Whisper White layer is 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Lightly attach to card front with SNAIL removing some of the adhesive with your fingers.  Cut both pieces of cardstock with Oval Framelit.  Remove Whisper White layer and run through Big Shot in Gently Falling EF.  Attach this layer to card front with SNAIL
  • Make a frame for the oval opening by using the same oval framelit and the Scalloped Oval Framelit.  Attach frame to oval opening with multipurpose glue.
  • Tie ribbon around side of oval opening.  Make a bow with several loops tied in center with Linen Thread.  Attach to card with glue dots.
  • Stamp SURPRISE in Archival Basic Black on Thick Whisper White 1-7/8″ x 3-3/8″.  Tag end with scissors.  Cut a piece of Bermuda Bay 1-7/8″ x 4-1/4″.  Attach sentiment with SNAIL leaving the right side uncovered.  Using a bone folder, break down the fibers in the remain Bermuda Bay.  Split the layers and curl cardstock in both directions.  Attach to top of card front with dimensionals.  Attach Glimmer Dots.
  • Inside the card the Whisper White layer is 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Stamp sentiment at top with Archival Basic Black.  Stamp girl  and flower bouquet with Archival Basic Black on water color paper.  Let dry!  Color with water color pencils and smooth color with wet small round brush.  I used Calypso Coral lightly for skin tones, Early Espresso and Daffodil Delight for hair, Black for shoes, Bermuda Bay for dress and Daffodil Delight, Pacific Point and Melon Mambo for flowers.  The shadow at her feet was done with Smoky Slate.  Cute out with coordinating framelit (how cool is it that the framelit will cut her out backwards and the one on the DSP from the front!)   Cut out the flowers and a hat from DSP with framelits.  Add hat with multipurpose glue and flower bouquet with double dimensionals.

Tomorrow and Monday there are two more cards with this stamp set, but not with the cutie pie girl.

Saturday is my New Catalog Launch Open House…so excited to see everyone an show them all the samples that are ready for them.  Should be fun.  Wish you could all come by!

Here’s one new product I was REALLY excited about.  This may solve half of my Christmas shopping list!

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

Come get inky with me…be HaPpY!

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Special Delivery…

Remember those special birthdays with this Birthday Delivery Bundle and you are sure to impress.

And loving this bundle is sooooo easy.  Is it the retro look?  The primary colors?  The creative design and coordination of the framelits?

The answer is yes!, yes! and yes!

Today’s highlight is on the sweet little girl image on the designer series paper and the stamp.  How cool is it that the framelit cuts out both even though the stamp is not the front but the back of the little girl?

Here’s today’s post…

Isn’t she just the cutest?  And all you have to do is cut her with the framelit from the DSP!

And her glamour close up…(the gift box was also cut with a framelit from the DSP!)

and a side view…

Tomorrow and the next day there will be more posts with this set…stay tuned!

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

Stuff

  • Paper:  Crumb Cake, Powder Pink, Thick Whisper White and Real Red Cardstock, plus Birthday Memories Designer Series Paper
  • Ink:  Real Red
  • Stamps:  Birthday Delivery
  • Tools “N Embellishments:  Powder Pink Woven Ribbon, Birthday Friends Framelits Dies, Stitched Ovals Framelits

Digits

  • The Crumb Cake base card is 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, scored, folded and burnished at 4-1/4″
  • The Powder Pink layer is 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″ attached with SNAIL
  • The DSP layer is 4″ x 5-1/4″ attached with SNAIL
  • The Thick Whisper White layer is 5-1/2″ x 2-1/2″.  Stamp sentiment in Real Red positioned to the left.  Tie Powder Pink ribbon around center of this layer.  Attach with SNAIL to card front.
  • Cut the stitched oval from Powder Pink.  Cut girl from DSP with matching framelit and attach to oval with SNAIL.  Attach oval to card front with dimensionals.  Cut gift package from DSP with matching framelit and attach to bottom right of oval with multipurpose glue or SNAIL.
  • Inside the Real Red layer is 5-1/4″ x 3-1/4″ attached with SNAIL.
  • The Thick Whisper White layer is 5″ x 3″ attached with SNAIL
  • The strip of DSP is 3/8″ x 5″ attached with SNAIL

Be sure to stop by tomorrow and I’ll show you a card with this same set …

Hope you are enjoying your Memorial Day…

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

Stay inky…Be HaPpY!

 

 

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Pacific Point Fall…

Doors with color are my favorite.  Personally my door is red, but today I have a card for you to send out in the fall with a blue door…

A Pacific Point blue door…

I like the wreaths behind the lanterns.  The background was done on water color paper.

Side angle.  This door doesn’t open.

And a place to write your message inside.

I want to send this card to someone who has a birthday in the fall or as a Happy Thanksgiving card.  I need to put this one somewhere where I can find it.  Hmmm….

This bundle really has everything you need for these “door” cards for each season.  I do like the windows of the door punched out.  You could slip a piece of Daffodil Delight behind them to look like lights are on behind the door.  Just a random thought…you know how my mind jumps hither ‘n thither.

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…

Stuff

  • Paper:  Crumb Cake and Thick Whisper White Cardstock, plus water color paper
  • Ink:  Archival Basic Black, Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie, Lemon Lime Twist, More Mustard, Crumb Cake, Soft Suede and Pacific Point
  • Stamps:  At Home With You
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  small round paint brush, At Home Framelits and Brick Wall Embossing Folder

Digits

  • The Crumb Cake base card is 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, scored, folded and burnished at 4-1/4″
  • The water color paper background layer is 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Color all of the water color paper with a light wash of Smoky Slate Reinker. and the bottom 1″ go over with with Soft Suede once the Smoky Slate has dried.  Add Smoky Slate ink to inside of Brick Wall Embossing Folder, add water color layer inside and run through Big Shot to get brick/block effect.  Add this layer to card front with multipurpose glue.
  • Stamp two wreaths, two lanterns, one sign, one pumpkin/sunflower, one door and a welcome sign with Archival Basic Black on water color paper.  Using reinker and small round paint brush, paint each piece.  Use Pacific Point marker around window and door frame.  Cut all pieces out with coordinating framelits.
  • Stamp sign holder bow to from of door and add sign with dimensionals.  Add door to card front with multipurpose glue.
  • Add wreaths to either side of door with multipurpose glue.
  • Add lanterns to either side of door over wreaths with dimensionals.
  • Add “welcome” mat under door with multipurpose glue.
  • Add pumpkins/sunflowers to one side of door with dimensionals.
  • Inside the card there is a Thick Whisper White layer 4″ x 5-1/4″ stamped with pumpkin/sunflowers in Archival Black and colored with brush/markers.  Be sure to add a shadow for the arrangement to sit on.

I really like the way the washed water color paper in the background “took” the embossing folder ink and impression.  Really adds to the overall effect of this card front.  Plus blue and orange or complimentary colors on the wheel and almost always look great together.

Hope your are having the best Thursday and have all your plans made for the Memorial Day Weekend.

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

well…

And you can be HaPpY if your fingers are inky!

 

 

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Butterfly Birthday…

So this week when I highlighted the new InColor, Lemon Lime Twist, I also confessed how at first sight my thought was, “this color will look amazing with black!”…and it does.

Here’s another example…

Paired up with black and the Butterfly Basics stamp set it’s “winner, winner, chicken dinner!”

Glamour close up showing those Glitter Enamel Dots…B.E.A.U.T.I.F.U.L!

And a side view showing the layers and dimension with an inside sneak peek…

And inside an itty bitty butterfly.

Everyday I make something…every. single.  day.  But some days its much easier than others and things just seem to flow together.  Today is one of those days…Yippee!

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…

Stuff

  • Paper:  Smoky Slate, Lemon Lime Twist, Thick Whisper White and Basic Black Cardstock
  • Ink:  Smoky Slate, Lemon Lime Twist and Archival Basic Black
  • Stamps:  Butterfly Basics
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Glitter Enamel Dots, Bold Butter Framelits, Butterflies Thinlits, Bitty Butterfly Punch, Black Patterned Washi Tape
  • Digits
  • The Smoky Slate base card is 4-1/4″ x 11″, scored, folded and burnished at 5-1/2″
  • The Lemon Lime Twist layer is 4″ x 5-1/2″ attached with SNAIL
  • The Thick Whisper White layer is 3-1/2″ x 5-1/2″.  Stamp the flower, netting, postage stamp at lower right corner with Smoky Slate that has been stamped off.  Add two stripes of black patterned Washi tape.  Add spatters with Lemon Lime Twist marker and lid.  Add sentiment with Archival Basic Black at top left corner.  Cut one Lemon Lime Twist butterfly and one Basic Black sectioned butterfly.  Attach together with glue dots or multipurpose glue.  At to card front at lower right corner with dimension strip in center so that wings are free.  Add this layer to top of Lemon Lime Twist layer with SNAIL.
  • Inside there is a layer of Lemon Lime Twist with a layer of Whisper White.  Repeat Smoky Slate stamps in lower right corner and add some splats with Lemon Lime Twist marker.  Stamp small butter fly stamp with Archival Basic Black on Lemon Lime Twist scrap and punch.  Add inside over stamps/splatter with glue dots.
  • The envelope has a strip of Washi Tape with some of the stamps and splatter repeated to coordinate with card front.

Hope this card inspires you in your creative journey.

Oh!…I almost forgot.  I promised you a pic of Henry today…

Just can’t get much cuter than that!

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

and every day.

Come get inky with me…be HaPpY!

 

 

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Powder Pink Spotlight…

Seriously love this new shade of pink…an alternate name for it might have been Fairy Dust Pink…but that’s just me.

Today’s new InColor spotlight falls on Powder Pink and the Fresh Florals Designer Series Paper Stack.  These floral patterns in the new InColors give you endless opportunities to create gorgeous cards…

The challenge for me is to use a piece of each pattern…

a glamour close up…

a side view for dimension…

and a peek inside (got that last DSP design in!)

If you love Blushing Bride pink (which I definitely do!) this new pink is lighter and softer in shade.

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…

Stuff

  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White and Powder Pink Cardstock, plus Fresh Florals Designer Series Paper Stack
  • Ink:  Archival Basic Black, Sahara Sand and Powder Pink
  • Stamps:  Colorful Seasons
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:

Digits

  • The Thick Whisper White base card is 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, scored, folded and burnished at 4-1/4″
  • The first layer of Powder Pink CS is 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″ attached to the card front with SNAIL
  • The second layer of Fresh Florals DSP is 4″ x 5-1/4″ attached to card front with SNAIL
  • The diagonal DSP layer was cut 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Place one top corner on paper cutting line and the opposite bottom corner and cut diagonally.  Add one layer to card front with SNAIL.
  • Cut a piece of Pink Powder CS 2-5/8″ x 3-5/8″ and a piece of Thick Whisper White the same size.  Stamp sentiment in Archival Basic Black on white layer and chair stamps using Sahara Sand and Pink Powder.  Attach these to layers together askew then add to card front with dimensionals.
  • Inside the Powder Pink layer is 3-1/4″ x 4-1/4″ as is the Thick Whisper White layer.  Attach these two layers together askew with SNAIL.  Fussy cut floral design and add with SNAIL. Add DSP strip at bottom of Whisper White layer 1/2″ x 3-1/4″ with SNAIL.
  • I didn’t take a pic of the coordinating envelope, but the envelope flap was lined with the Fresh Floral DSP

We are still decompressing for our whirlwind weekend trip to NYC and processing everything we were able to fit in such a short trip…amazing!  Because this trip was 100% kid oriented, we didn’t get to the 911 Memorial which I really wanted to see.  Guess Sweetums and I will have to go back!

Hope you are having a terrific day…today was Stampin’ Up!’s Demo Pre-order day!  This demo was up early to get my picks processed and on their way.  So many beautiful things to share with you.

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

all day every day…

Come get inky with me…Be HaPpY!

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Spotlight Berry Burst…

It occurred to me over the weekend that spotlighting one of the new colors each day this week would be fun.  What?  You thought I had my posts done weeks in advance?  Pardon me while I smile…

It seemed like a good idea at the time and I’m going for it this week starting with the new InColor Berry Burst…

and the close up glamour shot…

notice those pretty InColor Glitter Enamel Dots?

and a side view showing dimension…

And a peek inside plus showing some envelope decoration.

In addition to spotlighting the new InColor Berry Burst I wanted to highlight the Fresh Florals Designer Series Paper Stack too.  How pretty is that?

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…

Stuff

  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White and Berry Burst Cardstock, plus Fresh Florals Designer Series Paper Stack
  • Ink:  Archival Basic Black
  • Stamps:  Colorful Seasons
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Glitter Enamel Dots, Seasonal Layers Thinlits Dies

Digits

  • The Thick Whisper White base card is 4-1/4″ x 11″, scored, folded and burnished at 5-1/2″
  • The first Berry Burst layer is 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″ attached to card front with SNAIL
  • The first DSP layer is 4″ x 5-1/4″ attached over Berry Burst layer with SNAIL
  • The large square of Berry Burst CS is 3-5/8″ x 3-5/8″ centered at top and attached with SNAIL
  • The large square of DSP is 3-1/2″ square and attached to Berry Burst square with SNAIL.
  • The bottom Berry Burst rectangle is 4-1/8″ x 1-1/4″ attached with SNAIL
  • The DSP on top of the Berry Burst rectangle is 1″ x 4-1/8″
  • The Small square of Berry Burst is 2-1/2″ square.
  • The Thick Whisper White Square on top is 2-3/8″ square.  The floral was “fussy cut” from DSP and attach with SNAIL.  Stamp sentiment in Archival Basic Black.  Add three Glitter Enamel Dots in Berry Burst and add this square to the Berry Burst square with SNAIL.  Add completed square to card front with dimensionals.
  • Inside there is a layer of Berry Burst 3-5/8″ x 4-5/8″ with a top layer of Thick Whisper White 3-1/2″ x 4-1/2″.  The DSP was cut 1/2″ x 3-1/2″ attached at bottom of Thick Whisper White layer with SNAIL.
  • The envelope was decorated with a piece of DSP cut 4-3/8″ x 1-1/4″ then cut with framelit from Seasonal Layers Thinlits Dies and attached with SNAIL

My intention was to show all four floral designs in Berry Burst on this card.  This would be a good card to make in all five colors because it could be used for so many different occasions.

It’s so nice to be home and sleep in my own bed with my furbabies last night…not to say we didn’t have the most wonderful birthday weekend in NYC.  The whole trip was a surprise for our g’daughter, Lyla who turned ten.  She didn’t know she was going until right before boarding the flight.  She thought they were taking Daddy to the airport for work.  When he handed her the boarding pass he said, “Happy Birthday!”  They have a video of her reaction…priceless!

Then when they arrived, Sweetums and I were waiting for them in baggage claim…another surprise!

This was taken right after she found us.

My favorite shot of the group including Lyla’s Grammie, Mom, Amy, brother, Jameson and Dad, Jeff.  We are walking along Times Square on the way to Carmine’s Italian Restaurant and paused for this “selfie”.

They are such clowns…

We had a fantastic experience and made some wonderful memories!

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

we call it a “uie”…necessary

Get inky…Be HaPpY!

 

 

 

 

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Just Breathe…

Bicycling is one thing I loved to do as a child and still do today.  The new Bike Ride stamp set and coordinating framelits made my heart smile when I first saw it.  And guess what?  I won this set at OnStage!

What I don’t have right now is the coordinating Framelits.  So to use this set (I totally can’t wait for the Framelits) I needed to mask and get creative.

But wait!  That’s my job and I’m dang good at it…let’s see.

So it is possible to create a card just using the stamps…

Glamour close up…is that puppy cute or what?

Some masking keeps the wheels behind the bike frame.

And a peek inside.  I intentionally let the sentiment off to add later.

I have a bike with a basket and that bench in the back and stamped this one the same color as mine…I love it.  Will I be ordering the framelits next Tuesday?…You betcha!

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…

Stuff

  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White Daffodil Delight, Watermelon Wonder and Bermuda Bay Cardstock
  • Ink:  Archival Basic Black, Watermelon Wonder, Daffodil Delight, Coastal Cabana, Smoky Slate, Old Olive, Sahara Sand and Baked Brown Sugar (retired)
  • Stamps:  Bike Ride and Colorful Seasons (sentiment) and Gorgeous Grunge (road lines)
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Glitter Enamel Dots, Itty Bitty Flower Punch (retired), Stencil

Digits

  • The Thick Whisper White base card is 4-1/4″ x 11″, scored, folded and burnished at 5-1/2″
  • The Bermuda Bay layer is 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″ attached to based card with SNAIL
  • The top Thick Whisper White layer is 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Stamp sentiment with Archival Basic Black at top right corner.  Stamp main frame of bike in Coastal Cabana (or whatever color you want your bike to be) then stamp on post it note and “fussy cut” a mask.  Add mask over bike.  Stamp tires in Smoky Slate, rims in Coastal Cabana.  Add pupply bench in Coastal Cabana.  Add basket using two step stamping.  Stamp solid in Baked Brown Sugar and outline stamp in Archival Basic Black.  Stamp outline of leaves and flowers.  Color with markers in Daffodil Delight, Watermelon Wonder and Old Olive.
  • Remove mask.  Stamp puppy in Baked Brown Sugar and Archival Basic Black.  Use Watermelon Wonder for his kerchief.
  • Stamp handlebar handles, bike seat and pedals in Coastal Cabana.  Add streamers from handles with marker.
  • Using markers add tire, rim and spokes where they are missing on back wheel.
  • Mask wheels and add post it note across card front where you want the road to be.  I used a stencil and Baked Brown Sugar to imply tire prints and Smoky Slate lines using Gorgeous Grunge.
  • Unmask wheels.  Punch flowers in three colors or stamp on scrap Whisper White the largest flower from basket color with marker and fussy cut.  Add to card front with glue dots.  I was going for flowers flying out of the basket…
  • Inside there is a layer of Bermuda Bay 3-3/8″ x 4-3/8″ with a Whisper White layer on top 3-1/4″ x 4-1/4″.  Stamp the black outline and then the flowers in Daffodil Delight.  I used Sahara Sand for the paper wrap stamp.

It will be interesting to see how different this same card will look when I have those framelits in my hot little hands.  I’ll re-do this card and post it…might even change the color!

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

always.

And keep those fingers inky…you’ll be HaPpY!

 

 

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Autism Matters Blog Hop…

While attending OnStage Savannah and in the chaos of 450 demonstrators greeting each other, I ran into Lee Conrey of Jacksonville, Florida.  She was telling me all about this blog she was planning to raise funds for Autism Matters…and then she asked me to be part of the hop and help her raise funds.  Of course I said yes!

So many families suffer the effects of Autism.  Here is a fact you might not know…

Autism is more prevalent among children than diabetes, cancer and pediatric AIDS combined.

To help Lee I have opened a fund-raising page and I would be honored if you felt like helping too by donating to Autism Matters.  Here is the link:   http://act.autismspeaks.org/site/TR/AutismSpeaksU/General?px=4259999&pg=personal&fr_id=2860.  All funds are directly deposited into the fund.  Thanks so much.

Here is a sweet post I made for today that uses the primary colors associated with Autism Matters…

The centers are just hot glue…

Glamour close up…

and a peek inside!

Today’s post is not about selling product but rather awareness of the struggle many have living with autism.  I’m hoping the connections to my blog will be helpful to Lee in her fund raising.  Thank you Lee for asking me to be part of your efforts.

Here are all the demonstrators participating in this fundraiser and blog.  I hope you’ll hop along and see all the amazing creations…

12- Monika Davis: https://monikastamp.wordpress.com/2017/04/22/autism-awareness-blog-hop

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

exactly.

Stay inky…be HaPpY!
11- Billie Moan

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