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…


  • 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


  • 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!



  1. Billie – another awesome card.. I love this set a lot and am so happy for your sharing
    Barb S (FL)

    • Right Jeanne…had to wait until June 1st. I had made a card with the set before getting the framelits but it was pretty tricky to do. Thanks for stopping by today!…B!

  2. Hello today. Another pretty card. I predict the grass stamp in Fabulous Flamingo will be a keeper just like the trees in As Lovely As A Tree. I wasn’t to pleased with lemon lime twist, but it is showing up on so many cards and is growing with me. Then I thought I have some lemongrass fiestaware dishes! Who knew. Anyway you created a pretty card.

    • Why thank you Stella. Personally I love the Lemon Lime Twist if it is used as a secondary color in the combination. It seems to highlight several colors really well. On its on it is pretty overwhelming. Thanks for commenting!…B!

  3. It’s great that you continue to ride your bike with Willis in the basket. How cute is that? Love your card with the bicycle in Peekaboo Peach, the paste on the stencil for the road, the clouds left white, the basket of flowers and the pretty bow. I’m always picking up tips from your digits and stuff. I’m trying the paste and so far it looks quite good and I hope with more practice, it will look better.
    The high road is not so easy for some people now days. I love the “b-ism”.
    I’m glad you are having a quieter weekend than the past few have been. We all need time to breathe…even in retirement. Enjoy!!

    • Willis is great in the basket but he won’t walk with you for anything. He just might be a little spoiled. Thanks for all you sweet comments on the bike card. I was pleased with it. I think it is always much better to take the high road in the end……B!

  4. Hi Billie, I saw your card on Facebook & knew it would be on your blog so wanted to see the details. I love, love this card! When I saw it I thought how much 4 of my granddaughters would love this card! I also loved your B-ism, the older I get the more I take the high road! Love your cards, thanks for sharing!