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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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Hip Hip Hooray…

Are you ready for another card using the Birthday Delivery Suite?

Here’s another interactive card that is really easy to assemble…

foxvideo

How cute is that?

with the slider closed…

with the slider open and message showing…

glamour shot for the fox…

side view…

and a peek inside.

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…

Stuff

  • Paper:  Dapper Denim (because I don’t have any Pacific Point!) and Thick Whisper White Cardstock, plus Birthday Memories Designer Series Paper
  • Ink:  Real Red and Archival Basic Black
  • Stamps:  Birthday Delivery
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Birthday Friends Framelits Dies, Balloon Honeycomb Embellishments, Word Punch (retired, you can substitute Classic Label Punch), Scalloped Tag Topper Punch, Urban Underground Embellishments

Digits

  • The Dapper Denim base card is 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, scored, folded and burnished at 4-1/4″.
  • The Thick Whisper White layer is 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″.
  • The two DSP layers are 2-1/2″ top and 2″ bottom.  Attach to Whisper White layer with SNAIL.  Using the punch, insert layer into punch as far as it will go and centered…punch.  Line up punch on right side and punch.  Repeat for left side.  You should now have an opening on the bottom of this layer for the slider.
  • Let’s make that slider…Cut a piece of Dapper Denim 1-3/4″ x 6″.  Cut a piece of DSP 1″ x 6″ and attach to center of CS with SNAIL.  Cut one end with Scalloped Tag Topper Punch.  Add star from Urban Underground Embellishments at punched end.
  • Using the front layer as a pattern, draw with pencil around opening onto the Dapper Denim base card.  Cut a piece of Whisper White 1″ x 5-1/4″.  Attach this piece to the base card over the pencil tracing.  Now lay the top layer down and trace the opening again being careful to have the layer exactly where you are going to attach it and trace the opening on the Whisper White lightly.  Stamp you sentiment inside your pencil markings.  Remove pencil line with eraser.
  • Now turn over the top layer and with the slider in place, add Adhesive Strips on both sides and the end of the slider channel for a stop.  Also add strips around the top and side edges.  Remove protective paper and attach to card base.  Slide in your slider to be sure it works.  You may need to trip the straight end if the slider is too long.
  • Cut fox from DSP with Framelit Die.  Cut another fox from Whisper White and glue together with multipurpose glue.  Stamp banner in black ink on Whisper White CS.  Add sentiment in Real Red.  Cut another banner out of Whisper White and glue to back of stamped banner with multipurpose glue.
  • With slider in place add two dimensions stacked at far right of opening.  Add fox over these stacked dimensionals.  Glue sentiment banner to his paw.  Let dry.  Add balloon just to right of fox’s left shoulder.  Look what you did?  How awesome is that?
  • Inside there is a Whisper White layer 4″ x 5-1/4″.  The HB sentiment is in Real Red.  The mouse and his hat were fussy cut and added with multipurpose glue.  The strip of DSP is 1/2″ x 5-1/4″ added with SNAIL.

My experience has been that people love these interactive cards.  I hope you will give this card a try.  Once you’ve made one, you’ll duplicate it over and over.

Thanks so much for stopping by today.

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

always.

And if you keep your fingers inky…you’ll be HaPpY!

 

 

 

 

 

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Tone On Tone…

It’s beginning to look a lot like “wedding season” around here.  And even though it’s spring time with all those pastel colors that come to mind, today’s wedding (or anniversary) card is a tone-on-tone neutral color palette with a quilting effect…

The heart “quilting” shows up well…

Glamour close up…

opposite angle…

and a peek inside.

It’s always nice if you know the bride’s choice of color for the wedding to add the color to their card, but neutrals are always elegant and a good choice if you aren’t sure.

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…

Stuff

  • Paper:  Very Vanilla, Tip Top Taupe, Sahara Sand Cardstock
  • Ink:  Archival Basic Black and Craft White
  • Stamps:  First Sight and Timeless Love (sentiment)
  • Tools ‘n Embellishments:  Falling Petals Embossing Folder, White Embossing Powder, 1″ square punch or framelit

Digits

  • The Very Vanilla base card is 4-1/4″ x 11″, scored, folded and burnished at 5-1/2″
  • The Tip Top Taupe layer is 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″ attached with SNAIL
  • The next Very Vanilla layer is 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Stamp background with flourish stamp in Sahara Sand.  Attach with SNAIL.
  • To make the sentiment cut the Sahara Sand layer 1″ x 3″.  Cut the Tip Top Taupe layer 7/8″ x 2-7/8″.  Attach these two layers with SNAIL.  Cut the Very Vanilla layer 3/4″ x 2-3/4″.  Stamp sentiment in Archival Basic Black and attach to previous layers with SNAIL.  Add to bottom center of card front with dimensionals.
  • For the top art piece cut Sahara Sand CS 3-1/2″ square.  Cut the Tip Top Taupe layer 3-3/8″ square and attach together with SNAIL.  Cut the Very Vanilla layer 3-1/4″ square.  Using scraps of Tip Top Taupe and Sahara Sand CS stamp one with Archival Basic Black and the other with Craft White Ink.  Cover the piece with Craft White Ink with White Embossing Powder and heat.  Punch 1″ squares from each scrap.  You will need 4 of one color and 5 of the other to build your “quilt”.  Use Multipurpose Glue to place squares on top of Very Vanilla 3-3/8″ square.
  • Once you pieces are in place, embossed with Falling Petals EF just the top Very Vanilla piece with the squares.  After embossing attach to Sahara Sand and Tip Top Taupe square.  Add to top of card front with dimensionals.
  • Inside there is s Tip Top Taupe layer 3-3/4″ x 4-3/4″ attached with SNAIL.  A layer of Sahara Sand 3-5/8″ x 4-5/8″ attached with SNAIL.  And a Very Vanilla layer 3-1/2″ x 4-1/2″ with the bottom right corner stamped with the flourish stamp and Sahara Sand attached with SNAIL.
  • The Very Vanilla envelope was also stamped on the flap in Sahara Sand with the same flourish stamp.

How beautiful is our weather leading up to this Easter weekend.  Hope you are also enjoying some pretty spring weather.  Spent all my money at the nursery yesterday and all afternoon planting window boxes, hanging baskets and flower beds.  Perfect afternoon!

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

always…

Stay inky…be HaPpY!

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Savannah OnStage Swap…

We made it!  Sweetums and I got here Thursday night and spent all day Friday touring around the magical city…it is gorgeous.  Not to mention the weather is pretty awesome too.  Don’t come in August, but now is great!

Today’s post is the swap card made for The SU! Savannah OnStage Event…I got 50 made and had to be satisfied with that…

It all started like this…50 water colored butterflies.  But look who helped me…

Yep,  Sweetums guarded by Zoe worked with me to get these swaps finished.  How sweet is that?

Here’s the final edition…

Of course none of the butterflies are the same because I painted pages of water color paper…

A glamour shot…

Hopefully next week I can get photos made of the swaps I receive and share them with you here…It’s always so much fun to see what everyone chooses to make.

Hope you enjoyed this card today.  I’ll be back with you on Monday and share more projects and ideas with you.

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

Stay inky…Be HaPpY!

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