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Christmas Night…

Just the name of this stamp set bundle made me want to buy it…Hearts Come Home.  So I did.

Here’s my first post using this set…

And, yes, it does fold to fit in a normal envelope!


How sweet is that little church?

This layer for your personal message is located on the back of the card.

I am such a sucker for these village scenes.  Big starry sky and glittery moon…yep, I love them!

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…


  • Paper:  Soft Sky, Thick Whisper White, Gold Foil and Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Cardstock plus watercolor paper and Designer Series Paper Year of Cheer
  • Ink:  Archival Basic Black plus watercolor of your choice for the sky.  I used Phthalo Blue
  • Stamps:  Hearts Come Home
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Hometown Greetings Edgelits Dies, 1-1/4″ Circle Punch, White Watercolor and or White paint or Gel pen


  • The Soft Sky base card is 4-1/4″ x 8″.  Score 1-1/4″ and 2-1/2″ on long edge.  Turn card and score at opposite end at 1-1/4″ and 2-1/2″
  • Cut 4 DSP layers 1″ x 4″.  Cut 4 Gold Foil layers 1-1/8″ x 4-1/8″.  Layer all eight pieces with multipurpose glueCut a piece of watercolor paper 2-7/8″ x 4″.
  • Dampen the paper and apply watercolor.  While still wet, scrunch up a tissue and remove some of the color to create a textured look to the sky.  When dry add splats of White watercolor paint or White paint pen or White Gel Pen.  I used watercolor first and made some larger “stars” with White Paint Pen.
  • Punch 1-1/4″ Circle of Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper.  Add to top right corner of sky overlapping edges.  Trim excess from back.  Add the watercolor layer to center of card.
  • Add two of the DSP strips to the center  panels where the card folds out.
  • Cut the village buildings from Soft Sky left over from cutting the base.  It’s a 3″ x 4-1/4″ piece.  Glue a piece of Gold Foil to back of Church and house then trim excess.  Stamp sentiment in bottom center with Archival Basic Black ink.
  • Lay card flat.  Fold one side in mountain fold and the other side flat.  Add Tear Tape to back of village layer and place one side down on the folded card side overlapping by an inch.  Attach the other side to the flattened side.
  • Add DSP strips to the panels where the village attached to cover where they meet.
  • Yay!  Look what you made!
  • Next cut a piece of Thick Whisper White 2-7/8″ x 4″.  Stamp sentiment in Archival Basic Black.
  • To add to envelope, fold one side in and the other out.  Fits perfectly!

This was so much fun to make.  I’m thinking of several projects with this set that I hope to share with you next week.

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

yes we do…

Come get inky with me…be HaPpY!



Quilted Greetings…

Years ago I was a serious quilter and every time I see a quilt my heart yearns to find a pattern and go shopping for fabric.  The thing is,,, too many hobbies (there are many) create less time for so many things I’d like to do…maybe one day.

So when the Holiday Catalog was released, the Quilted Christmas bundle was #1 on my list.  I mean, how can you resist combining stamping and quilting?

Here’s one of many created with this set so far…

Isn’t that quilting Embossing Folder awesome?

If you are or want to be a quilter, this makes your heart sing!

Love Pool Party and Powder Pink color combo…

And this sentiment…perfect!

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits just in case you are a quilter at heart too…


  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White, Powder Pink Cardstock
  • Ink:  Pool Party, Smoky Slate, Powder ink
  • Stamps:  Wood Words and Christmas Quilt
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Wood Crate Framelits Dies (tag) Linen Thread, Powder Pink 1/2″ Finely Woven Ribbon, Quilt Builder Framelits Dies


  • The Thick Whisper White base card is 4-1/4″ x 11″, scored, folded and burnished at 5-1/2″
  • The Powder Pink layer is 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″ attached to card front with SNAIL.
  • The top Thick Whisper White layer is 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″.  Stamp stitched star in Smoky Slate centered at top of this layer.  Then stamp star in Powder Pink and Pool Party crisscrossing in center and lining up with stitches.
  • Cut out star with Framelits.  Add a band of the 1/2″ Powder Pink ribbon at the bottom of this layer with SNAIL.  Add layer to card front with SNAIL.  Add quilt pieces back into stitched star frame with multipurpose glue.
  • Stamp “for you” in Smoky Slate on scrap Thick Whisper White CS then cut out with Wood Words framelit.
  • Make a bow with Powder Pink 1/2″ ribbon tying center with Linen Thread, add tag then continuing tying thread in bow.
  • Inside the Powder Pink layer is 3-1/2″ x 4-1/2″ attached with SNAIL.
  • The Thick Whisper White layer is 3-1/4″ x 4-1/4″.  Emboss just a portion at the bottom of this layer.  Add sentiment in Smoky Slate and attach over Powder Pink layer with SNAIL.
  • I also “quilted” the envelope flap for this card.

Next week I will share several more cards with you that are and are not quilted.  Love this set!

Sending you hugs and HaPpY thoughts for a wonderful Labor Day weekend!

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

Take a double dose…of both!

Stay inky…Be HaPpY!





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…


  • 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


  • 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!


Girly Note…

Have you noticed the stamp set in the new Annual Catalog on page 181 called Crafting Forever?  I have had just the best time pulling that set out and focusing on making cards for all my crafty friends.

Over several days I hope to show you some of my ideas that may help to inspire you when using this stamp set.

Here’s a card that could come in handy for many different occasions and it’s “girlie” too!

Oh so simple and so cute too!

Glamour close up…

And a side view…

and a peek inside…

Can you think of how many times and situations this card would work?  Yep, this is a good one to have on hand.

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…


  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White and Powder Pink Cardstock plus water color paper
  • Ink:  Smoky Slate, Archival Basic Black and Powder Pink
  • Stamps:  Crafting Forever, Background Bits, Gorgeous Grunge (splats) and Soft Sayings Stamp Kit
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Scalloped Square Framelits, Stitched Square Framelits, Linen Thread, 1/2″ Powder Pink Ribbon, water color pencils 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 Powder Pink layer is 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″ attached to card front with SNAIL
  • The top Thick Whisper White layer is 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Stamp sentiment in Archival Basic Black, the script background in Smoky Slate stamped off first and the splats in Powder Pink stamped off.
  • Cut a scalloped frame from Powder Pink CS and add to card front with SNAIL positioned to catch the sentiment inside frame.
  • Cut a piece of Powder Pink Ribbon and add to top portion of card front layer with SNAIL.  Add layer to card front with SNAIL or multipurpose glue.
  • Make a bow with Powder Pink ribbon tying center with Linen Thread.  Add over ribbon with glue dots.
  • Stamp pen on water color paper with Archival Basic Black ink.  Let dry.  Color with Melon Mambo and Old Olive water color pencils.  Smooth color with brush and a little water.  Fussy cut pen and add to card front with Strip Adhesive or dimensionals.
  • Inside the Powder Pink 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 script in Smoky Slate and splats in Powder Pink stamped off once.
  • The Powder Pink splats and script in Smoky Slate (stamped off) were also added to the envelope on the lower left corner area to coordinate with the card front.

Love this girlie note card.  Now do you think we can change this card up enough to make it a masculine card?  Stop by tomorrow and let me know what you think…

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…


Keep those fingers inky…be HaPpY!


Soft Sayings…

While preparing for an Open House and working on samples for the event, The Soft Sayings Card Kit was my next project.  My goal was to finish one card of each size and show how this set has everything you need…and I mean everything!  You can even reorder just the refill for much less than the original cost…I was all in!

Then as I was putting together the different cards, I ran into a side track with this one …

While I love this card, the laser cut overlay sent me into a spin.  Do you see what I see?  Well, probably not because my mind is kinetic energy jumping in all directions at once.

What I saw was a stencil.  So leaving my project on one table, I moved to another to make this…

This is exactly what I was seeing in my mind.  All soft colors for spring…

Glamour close up.

And a peek inside using just a portion of the “stencil”.

Over time I’ve learned to pay attention to those sidetracks and follow them to the end.  In most cases the results are just as envisioned.

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


  • Paper:  Powder Pink, Thick Whisper White and Old Olive Cardstock, plus water color paper.
  • Ink:  Powder Pink, Wisteria Wonder, Soft Sky and Old Olive, but Archival Basic Black
  • Stamps:  Soft Sayings stamping kit
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Stencil Brush or Sponge (I used brush), Powder Pink 1/2″ Finely Woven Ribbon


  • The Powder Pink base card is 4-1/4″ x 11″, scored, folded and burnished at 5-1/2″
  • The Old Olive layer is 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″ attached to card front with SNAIL
  • The water color paper layer is 4″ x 5-1/4″.  I used low tack Artist Tape to attach the stencil to the water color paper.  Using a stencil brush apply color to each flower then the Old Olive to the spaces and leaves in between.  The stencil holds a border naturally.  Once the stenciling is done, add the sentiment (included in the Soft Sayings Kit) in Archival Basic Black.  Attach this layer over the Old Olive layer with SNAIL
  • Inside the Old Olive layer is 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″ attached to the card with SNAIL.
  • The Thick Whisper White layer is 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Stencil a portion  of the flowers on the bottom of this layer then attach over Old Olive layer with SNAIL.
  • The envelope was also stenciled using this same method to coordinate with the card front.

Love how this card turned out so soft and sweet.  Guess I ruined this laser piece for one of the kit cards, huh?  Nope.  Tomorrow I’ll show how this stencil morphed into a card all its own…

Lots of planning and creating going on in the studio getting ready for an Open House Catalog Party…lots of samples, door prizes, and refreshments. You can also pick up your new catalog with a little gift and there will me “Take ‘N Makes” for everyone with detailed directions to complete the projects.

Lots to do…hope I don’t get sidetracked again…

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

oh yeah.

Come stamp with me…Be HaPpY!



Birthday Memories…

Here’s a card we made with new product at OnStage in Savannah.  The images in this set REALLY appeal to me (love them)!  I have so many sketches done for this suite of products, but my order won’t be here until Friday so stay tuned…

Awwww…cute, right?  Can’t wait to get my hands on this set.

Here are the new incolors …

The florescent lighting distorts the pure color somewhat.  These samples were part of the table centerpiece.  From left Tranquil Tide, Lemon-Lime Twist, Powder Pink, Berry Burst and Fresh Fig.  Don’t they look nice together?  It’s always exciting to have new colors to work with.

Today I’d like to share more swaps from the weekend…

Karen Hambright

Crystal Miller

Diane Eure, Ooltewah, TN

Melissa Kerman

Shirley McKay, Brookshire, TX

Tracie Sparks

Jo Anne Hewins

Kaye Owenby

Patti Dolan

Beverly Carlen

Penny Knowles, Lake City, FL

Martha Morin

Today I’m doing something totally different than stamping but something I love and enjoy…gardening!  I’ve been to the nursery with a friend who has a truck?  Uh Oh!

Here’s you “B-ism” for today…

are you smiling?

Stay inky…be HaPpY!


Friendly Bumble Bee…

Today’s card is one of my favorites.  I like the way it folds together, I love the designer series paper and bumble bees are one of my favorite things on this earth because of the work they do (worker bees) and the fact they are not aerodynamically designed to fly…but do!

Here’s the card…

There’s that gingham!  I hope the new annual catalog has more…

Glamour close up…love that bee!

Do you like the opening?  The flower on the front holds the card closed.

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…


  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White Cardstock plus Oh So Succulent Designer Series Paper
  • Ink:  Archival Basic Black, Smoky Slate
  • Stamps:  Dragonfly Dreams, Sweet Sentiments
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits, Succulent Framelits Dies, Basic Pearls


  • The Whisper White base card is 4-1/4″ x 8-1/4″, scored at 2-3/4″.  The front flap DSP is 2-1/2″ x 4″ attached with SNAIL.
  • Inside the larger card the DSP layer is 4″ x 5-1/4″ attached with SNAIL
  • The smaller Whisper White card is 8-1/2″ x 3-1/2″, folded at 4-1/4″.  Stamp sentiment and bee in Archival Basic Black.  Add 1/2″ x 4-1/4″ piece of DSP with SNAIL at bottom.
  • The front of this smaller card has a layer of DSP 3-1/4″ x 4″ attached with SNAIL.  Stamp sentiment in Archival Basic Black.  On scrap Whisper White CS stamp base bee in Smoky Slate and overstamp detail bee in Archival Basic Black.  Cut out with thinlit and attach with dimensional.  Color Basic Pearls with Black Permanent Marker and attach.  Fold smaller card over larger card flap.
  • Cut three Whisper White flowers with Succulent Framelits and glue together with glue dots.  Add a Pearl to center and attach with dimensional on larger card flap postioned so the smaller card will slide under the flower and hold it closed.

Pretty simple card with a wow presentation!

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

that’s my story…

Come get inky with me and be…HaPpY



Easter Dogwood…

Recently cute bunnies were posted to celebrate the upcoming Easter season, but today’s post features spring dogwood blooms.

Have your dogwoods bloomed yet?  Mind are buds but will be in bloom before Easter.

Here’s today’s card…

and a close up…

peeking inside…

This is my first time using the water color pencils on Kraft Paper…I learned a few things and hope to do more this week, but thought this one turned out well.  I’m not sure if this is a dogwood bloom but it was close enough for me.

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits


  1. Paper:  Thick Whisper White Cardstock and Kraft Cardstock
  2. Ink:  Archival Basic Black
  3. Stamps:  Penned & Painted, Suite Sayings (sentiment) and Birthday Blooms (dots)
  4. Tools ‘n Embellishments:  Water Color Pencils, Blender Pen, Window Sheet


  1. The Thick Whisper White base card is 4-1/4″ x 11″, scored, folded and burnished at 5-1/2″
  2. The Kraft Cardstock layer is 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Stamp leaves and flowers with outline stamp in Archival Basic Black.  Be sure to let this ink dry…it takes a bit.  Or you can heat it (like me!)  I have no patience…
  3. Color all images with White Water Color Pencil (your colors will be brighter).  Add Old OLive to leaves, Daffodil Delight to flower centers and Melon Mambo to shade from centers of flower petals out.  Smooth colors with Blender Pen.  Be sure to clean tip between each color change.
  4. Cut a window sheet 3-3/4″ x 5″ to use as a template to draw border skipping when you meet the leaves or flowers.  Add dots wherever you like them.
  5. Inside the card the border was drawn again and dots were added to coordinate with card front.

I’ve been playing around with this same set and water color paper.  If it turns out, I’ll post it next week.

  • I would be a poor SU! Demo if I didn’t tell you that until March 31st the best deal SU! makes is still effective.  You can become a demo (with absolutely no obligations to host parties or sell anything) and get $125 worth of product (anything in the catalog!) and only pay $99!  Whoa!  And not only that great deal, but you can pick out two additional stamp sets (anything in the catalog) for FREE!  Sounds like a “no brainer” right?  But the “cherry on top”?  You can be a Rambling Rose “BUD”, meet people all over the world and attend amazing SU! events.  Seriously, there are even more perks I can tell you about…we need to talk!  Remember, this is only available until this coming Friday.

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

ask me how I know…

Stay inky…Be HaPpY!


Totally Awesome…

Today was class day…and today’s post is one of the cards we made which I totally cased from from Krista Frattin who is a member of the Artisan Design Team.  I think the only change was the Linen Thread…


Isn’t that pretty?  Thanks so much Krista!  The first thing about this card that makes it so appealing to me is the color combination of blues and greens (a personal favorite) and the simplicity of the card.  All the stampers today loved this card.

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…


  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White and Mint Macaron
  • Ink:  Sky Blue, Mint Macaron and Daffodil Delight
  • Stamps:  Botnical Blooms and Grateful Bunch (sentiments)
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Linen Thread, Botanical Builder Framelits, Basic Pearls


  • The Thick Whisper White base card is 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″
  • The Sky Blue layer is 5 1/4″ x 4″ attached to the card front with adhesive
  • The Whisper White layer is 5″ x 3 3/4″.  Stamps background a total of eight times side by side to create background in Sky Blue.  Stamp leaf veins in Mint Macaron at opposite angles from center.  Stamp Mint Macaron leaves with Mint Macaron ink with small flowers for dimension and attach with glue dots.  Add some adhesive to start loops of Linen Thread, loops three times catching the adhesive each loop.
  • Cut Whisper White bloom with framelit and one flower center.  With dauber and Daffodil Delight color flower center and center of stamen layer leaving tips white.  Add flower to card front with dimensionals.
  • Stamp sentiment in Mint Macaron.
  • Inside there is a layer of Sky Blue 4 1/4″ x 3 1/4″ with a Whisper White layer attached with adhesive that is 4″ x 3″.  Stamp sentiment in Mint Macaron.

Sometimes simple is best.  This card works for any occasion with a change of sentiment.  A great one to have in your stash!

I’m so glad you stopped by on this beautiful May day and hope you feel inspired to create art of your own.

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…



Get inky…Be HaPpY!