Flowering Fields Sampler…

Found this sampler idea on Stamping Connection (a demo perk for sure!) and just had to give it a try.  I CASED this from Michelle Gleeson at Stampin’ Mojo…thanks Michelle!  My colors are different but I loved her version too…


And here’s a shot of the inside of the card…


Do you love this at first glance?  Maybe you’d like to give it a try and add your own spin to it too.  Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…


  • Paper:  Very Vanilla, Sahara Sand cardstock
  • Ink:  Sahara Sand, Soft Suede, Pear Pizazz, Old Olive, Blushing Bride and Melon Mambo
  • Stamps:  Field of Flowers, Paper Pumpkin sentiment and Timeless Textures
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Linen Thread


  • The Very Vanilla base card is 4 1/4″ x 11″ scored at 5 1/2″
  • The Sahara Sand layer is 4″ x 5 1/4″ attached to card front with adhesive
  • The Very Vanilla rectangles are 1 1/8″ x 1 3/8″ cut nine.  Use stamps from Timeless Textures and Sahara Sand to stamp backgrounds.  Stamp various flowers from Field of Flowers in Soft Suede and color with markers…Pear Pizazz, Old Olive, Blushing Bride and Melon Mambo.
  • Cut sentiment strip from Very Vanilla 1/2″ x 3 5/8″.  Stamp background in Sahara Sand and sentiment in Soft Suede to the left.
  • Start placing rectangles on card front at top left.  Lay all rectangles down and the strip to be sure of placement before beginning to glue.
  • Make Linen Bow (see how here) and add to card front with glue dot.
  • Inside stamp dots from Timeless Textures in Sahara Sand and add one flower stamp of your choosing in bottom right corner.  I also added some background stamping and a flower on the Very Vanilla envelope.

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  It has been a busy, delightful day here in the studio with the second annual “Girlfriends” class…only one of which is a stamper.  They have all been friends for decades and set aside a week each year to come together to celebrate their friendship.  They are all a hoot!  I caught this photo before they left this afternoon…


Here’s your “B-ism” for today…


Seems perfectly normal to me…

Get those fingers inky…Be HaPpY!





  1. Love your project. I see the gals have learned my technique for taking pictures—the hand under the chin!!!

    • Thank you Karen. You are right…we were just laughing about that photo trick when I snapped this pic!…B!

  2. Oh, Billie, I love your card today. I’m getting the Flowering Fields stamps soon and can’t wait to CASE this card in my own way. I could never duplicate your perfection. I love all the elements in the sampler-style card with the big twine bow, and the inside as well. So pretty. Your girlfriends day looks like so much fun. I have friends for whom your “b-ism” quote was written. LOL!!

    • I love this card too HJ and just had to case it for myself. You’ll love making this card in your own style and it will be gorgeous I’m sure. We all need to hurry and get all those things we want…well, I think we NEED them…before Sale-A-Bration closes on 3-31! All my friends fall into this “B-ism” category…B!

    • Thanks Pauline…I agree “girlfriend” time is important. This group (friends of one of my stamping peeps) have been friends since third grade!…amazing!…B!

    • Thanks so much for stopping by today Pauline and for your sweet comments. These girls are friends of one of my “stamping peeps” and have all been friends since third grade. They were so much fun!…B!