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Hugs & Kisses…

All paper artist are working fast and furious to be ready for Valentines…almost like we were for Christmas.  Valentines is not my favorite holiday, but it comes in a close second and heaven knows there are projects on every surface in my studio in various stages of completion.

One of my “peeps” makes 30+ table favors each month for a ladies luncheon and she is always looking for new ideas.  Recently I offered a Valentine matchbox idea to her and promised I’d post the box with directions.  Well I’d better get my bum in gear or she won’t need them!

The size of the box was determined by cutting one of SU!’s Whisper White notecards in half to use as the Valentine card on top of the box…


Here’s a different view…


plenty of room inside to write a love note…  And a close up…


a little kiss inside.

This may be a heavy photo post, but may make it easier for those of you who haven’t made a matchbox before.

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…


  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White and Real Red Cardstock, Gold Foil and Sending Love Designer Series Paper Stack
  • Ink:  Archival Basic Black and Blushing Bride
  • Stamps:  Sealed With Love
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Gold Baker’s Twine, Sealed With Love Thinlits
  • Digits
  • Let’s build the inside box first.  Cut a piece of Thick Whisper White 3-1/2″ x 5″.  Score on all sides 3/4″.  Your piece should look like this…


  • Cut the tabs on each end and slightly trim the one side…


  • Burnish all fold lines with bone folder and put Tear “n Tape on each tab.  Fold tabs inside to create box.
  • To make the cover that slides over the box, cut a piece of Thick Whisper White 3-1/2″ x 6-3/4″.  Score on the long side at 3/4″, 3-1/4″, 4″, 6-1/2″


  • Place Tear ‘n Tape on 1/4″ score tab. Burnish all score lines and tuck 1/4″ tab behind the first 3/4″ score.
  • Cut (2) DSP 2-3/8″ x 3-3/8″ and attach to this piece.  Cut (2) DSP 3/4″ x 3-3/8″ and attach to this piece.
  • Cut (2) DSP 3/4″ x 2-3/8″ for ends of box.  Slide box inside cover.
  • Cut a 3-1/2″ x 5″ Whisper White notecard in half to make two 2-1/2″ x 3-1/2″ cards for box top.
  • Decorate your Valentine with a piece of DSP 2-3/8″ x 3-3/8″.  Cut heart border from Thick Whisper White and trim to fit box cover.  Attach with SNAIL to right side.  Cut one envelope, one small note from Whisper White.  Cut hearts from Real Red.  Cut envelope flap liner from DSP, cut arrow from Gold Foil
  • Fill your sweet note box with candy.

Hope you give this matchbox a try.  You can make it any size your need.

Another historical day…how many presidents have I seen sworn into office…lots.  God bless America!

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…


And stay inky…you are sure to be HaPpY!


2017 March – Calendar…

March 2017 will be a HUGH month in our family…we are expecting an addition!  Since one of the calendar’s I’ve been working on will be for my granddaughter who is expecting, the month of March was made with a theme she likes and includes a frame for a picture of her new son and the sentiment “Hello Handsome” on just her calendar.


The other three calendar pages (I’m making four at once) look the same with the exception of the navy frame and sentiment.

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…


  • Paper:  Other than the calendar page which is from, $9.99, Dapper Denim, Thick Whisper White, Old Olive, Smoky Slate Cardstock
  • Ink:  Real Red, Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Mossy Meadow, Soft Sky and Archival Basic Black
  • Stamps:  Always an Adventure and Happy Happenings (sentiment)
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Outdoor Adventures Framelits, Window Sheet (if you are making a frame) and Scalloped Square Framelits


  • Cut a frame using the Scalloped Square Framelits using Dapper Denim CS.  Cut a piece of Window Sheet the size of the largest Framelit and glue to back of frame with multipurpose glue.  Add Adhesive strips on three sides on the back of the frame.  Set aside.
  • On scrap Thick Whisper White stamp bear in Early Espresso, tent in Crumb Cake, two trees in Mossy Meadow, the hot air balloon in Real Red.  When cutting with framelits also cut clouds and tips of mountains.   Cut mountains from Smoky Slate and trees from Old Olive using framelits.  Once everything is cut, set aside.
  • Stamp “lake” in Soft Sky at bottom of blank space.  Add mountains in background.  Cut bottom edge of snow caps and glue to mountain tops with multipurpose glue.
  • Add row of trees cut from Old Olive CS over mountains with multipurpose glue.
  • Add tent to left side with multipurpose glue.
  • Add hot air balloon to top left corner with multipurpose glue.
  • Stamp sentiment in top right corner with Archival Basic Black ink
  • Remove protective strip from adhesive on “frame” and add to calendar leaving opening at top.
  • Add one cloud to top left of frame with multipurpose glue
  • Add second cloud over hot air balloon with dimensional.
  • Add bear to bottom left corner of frame with multipurpose glue
  • Add two stamped trees to lower right corner of frame with multipurpose glue.

I’ll keep you posted on the arrival of this lil’ guy.  I know mom will be happy to slide his picture into this calendar frame come March.

My activities these last couple of days have been cook, cook, cook and wrap, wrap, wrap.  I think I’m done!  Whew!…not sure how things always get behind when it seems there are less sleeping hours and no “sit down” time.

Thanks for stopping by…here’s your “B-ism” for today…


how appropriate.

Stay HaPpY…get inky!




Market Tree Ornament…

Here is another idea for a thoughtful gift that I plan to have at the Christmas Market next week…


The nice thing about these frames is they can be hung from the tree or stand alone…


The frames were found at Michael’s.  Another good thing about these frame is they do not have glass but a window sheet.  You can delete the window sheet and make your insert/decoration three dimensional.

You can see I have used November’s Paper Pumpkin to create these ornament backgrounds.  How sweet is that?

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…


  • Paper:  November Paper Pumpkin for blue insert, Real Red  and Old Olive Cardstock and Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper
  • Ink:  None
  • Stamps:  None
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Blossom Punch, May Flowers Framelits, Christmas Stocking Thinlets, Real Red 1/2″ Satin Ribbon


  • Cut Glimmer Paper background.  This frame took 2-1/4″ square.  Cut blue insert from Paper Pumpkin 2-1/4″ and attach to Glimmer Paper with multipurpose glue.
  • Cut another 2-1/4″ square Glimmer Paper and hand cut in half making slopes.  Add one over blue layer with multipurpose glue.
  • Cut “Noel” from Real Red cardstock and add over Glimmer Paper with multipurpose glue.  Insert layered square inside frame.
  • Cut two sizes flower from Real Red and attach with dimensional.  Cut center from Glimmer Paper and attach with dimensional.
  • Cut two Old Olive leaf branches and attach to one corner of frame with hot glue.  Add flower over top with hot glue.
  • Cut a 9″ piece of ribbon and add to back of frame with hot glue for hanging ornament.

It has really gotten down to crunch time for the market and I have begun to price items and pack them.  I’ve got to find a place to stop making things because I want to create a “stamping area” where people can give stamping a try.  I hope to interest some potential customers and maybe even a new team member or two!

You may not know this, but I live in Chattanooga and if you have seen any national news today, you may have heard about the school bus wreck here yesterday afternoon.  What a tragedy and sad loss of life.  Keep these families close to your hearts…

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…


be kind.

Getting inky will make you HaPpY!



Desk Calendar Gift…

Today’s post is another project made for this month’s craft show.  Another piece I have no idea what to charge.  Approximately $4.50 in materials and not too time consuming to make either.

These desk calendars (there are several in different DSP) were shown to some of my peeps today at class.  This seemed to be a popular item.  Any suggestions on price?

If they don’t sell well, there are several on my list I know would put these to good use…


The Petals & Paisleys Designer Series Paper really makes this piece…love!

Flower embellishment close up…


Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits just in case you have a craft show and need an inexpensive gift item that is actually useful…


  • Paper:  Petals & Paisleys DSP, Mint Macaron Cardstock and Copper Foil
  • Ink:  None
  • Stamps:  Falling Flowers
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  May Flowers Framelits, 2017 calendar, 3″ x 3″ Post It Note, Bic Pen, 5″ x 7″ Acrylic Photo Frame


  • The background DSP is 5″ x 7″.  The horizontal DSP layr is 1-1/2″ x 7″.  Slide this into acrylic frame.
  • The pen cover is 5″ x 1-1/2″ hot glued to pen.  The holder is 1-1/2″ x 2-1/2″.  Glue together leaving enough room for pen to slide in.  Glue to back of background with multipurpose glue.  It looks much more finished if the pen holder paper matches the back of the background paper.


  • Glue 3″ x 3″ Post It note to left side with hot glue.
  • Glue 2-1/4″ x 3″ calendar to right side centered in space.
  • Stamp three sets of  leaves in Mint Macaron on Mint Macaron Cardstock.  Cut out with framelits.  Glue with hot glue to top center of acrylic frame.
  • Cut one Copper Foil flower with framelit and hot glue over center of leaves.
  • Cut two flowers from DSP.  Break down fibers and curl edges with bone folder.  Attach with dimensional.
  • Cut one flower center from DSP and attach with dimensional.

Here’s what it looks like all packaged…


This is the large cello bag for wine or champagne bottles.

There are some other pieces I’d like to share with you this week so I hope you will stop back by…

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…


thank goodness.

We had class today, so everybody went home inky and HaPpY!



Autumn Dinner…

Tomorrow is September 1st…almost fall, right?  Thinking forward to November and Thanksgiving, I’ve made some pretty table pieces to make each guest feel special…


Its hard to tell from this photo, but I did want to show a close up.  Here’s how it might look on your table…


Now before you ask, the small frame is from Hobby Lobby.  The overall size is 4-1/4″ x 3-3/4″.  Inside measures 2-1/2″ x 2″.  They look nice on the table and would make a nice hostess gift if you wanted to give them as gifts to each guest.

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…


  • Paper:  Copper Foil, Thick Whisper White and Fruit Stand Designer Series Paper.  Plus White packing sheet found in DSP.
  • Ink:  Daffodil Delight, Pear Pizazz and Old Olive
  • Stamp:  None!
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Linen Thread, Pretty Pines Thinlits, Burlap ribbon, Rose Wonder Framelit, Aqua Painter, Water Spritzer


Napkin Rings

  • Cut a piece of white packing sheet from DSP 1-3/4″ x 6-1/2″.  Cut a piece of DSP 1-3/4″ x 6″.  Glue DSP to packing sheet flush at one end.  Add glue to 1/2″ where DSP does not cover and glue together in a circle.
  • Cut one of each of the pine boughs from Thick Whisper White cardstock.  Remove thinlit but leave pine bough in cardstock.  Using a water spritzer and your Aqua Painter with Daffodil Delight, Pear Pizazz and Old Olive ink…spritz boughs with water, add Daffodil Delight ink to painter and lightly go over each bough.  Follow with a brushing of Pear Pizazz and then Old Olive down the centers.  Dry with heat gun and remove from paper.  Glue the three boughs together at stem end.
  • Cut two pine cones from Copper Foil.  Glue together at an angle then to the stem end of the pine boughs.  Make bow from Linen Thread and glue to top of pine cones.
  • Cut a piece of Burlap Ribbon 7″ and glue one end to center of napkin ring.  Fold the opposite end under 1/2″ and glue over opposite end.
  • Add pine boughs and cones to front center of Burlap Ribbon.

Seating Placement Frame

  • Cut a piece of DSP 2-1/2″ x 2″ for frame background.  Cut a Copper Foil background piece using Rose Wonder Framelit and glue to background DSP centered.  I realize the punch I used here for the name is retired, but any shape (could be oval) could be substituted.  Place all inside frame.
  • Make another pine bough and cone piece exactly like the one for the napkin ring and glue (I used hot glue) to top left corner of frame.

I plan to make a set of these for a Christmas Craft Fair I finally got in after applying for two years.  If they don’t sell, I’ll keep them!

Later this week I’ve got some more 3-D paper art projects to share with you…be sure and stop by.

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…



You got to get inky to be HaPpY!



Customer Jar of Thanks…

As a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator showing appreciation to my customers for each order is important to me…so each time they order, I try to think of something to make for them to enjoy.  This month I’m giving each a “Jar of Thanks”…


Awww…isn’t that cute?  Hopefully they will use this on the front of a card or gift, or maybe just set it up on their desk.  Just a small reminder of how much I appreciate their business…



I first saw this idea on Becky Roberts blog “Inking Idaho”.  She makes fantastic projects.  Even though she didn’t give directions, I found these fairly easy (like REALLY easy) to make.

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…


  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White, Flirty Flamingo, Peekaboo Peach and Pear Pizazz Cardstock
  • Ink:  StazOn Black, Flirty Flamingo
  • Stamps:  Jar of Love
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Linen Thread, Window Sheet, Lots of Jars Framelits, confetti (I used the hearts border punch plus some Paper Pumpkin confetti left over), but SU! does have a Confetti Punch!


  • Cut jar from Thick Whisper White for back.
  • Stamp jar in Smoky Slate on Thick Whisper White.  Cut inside of jar out with framelit.
  • Stamp handle in Smoky Slate and cut out with Framelit.
  • Stamp jar lid and flower in Flirty Flamingo on Whisper White cardstock and cut out with framelit.
  • Cut small leaf from Pear Pizazz with Framelit.
  • Stamp jar on Window Sheet with StazOn Black ink.  Cut jar from Window Sheet with framelit.  Stamp sentiment “thanks” on jar with StazOn Black ink.  Let dry.
  • Glue stamped window sheet to jar with cut out center with multipurpose glue.
  • Run strip adhesive around the back edges of jar.  Fill center with confetti of your choice, remove safety cover from adhesive strip and add jar cut in first step.
  • Glue lid to top of jar with multipurpose glue.
  • Glue handle with multipurpose glue.
  • Add leaf with glue dot and flower with dimensional.
  • Tie bow on handle with Linen Thread.

This would be a cut card front or scrapbook page feature or with a small easel added to the back it could sit up on a desk.  Oh! I just thought of something cute that can be made with these shaker jars.  Goodness, I’ve got to get back in my studio and make that…stay tuned!

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…have a great rest of the weekend and I’ll see you on Monday.



Get yourself inky…Be HaPpY!


The Smallest Things…

Have you ever heard “when you find a feather, an angel is nearby”?  With all my heart I hope that is true.

Today’s post features a Washi Tape feather with the sweetest sentiment…


Here’s the inside…


And I love the angel wing look of the Linen Thread bow with the feathers.

I remember one year at the Salt Lake City Convention Shelli Gardner (co-founder of SU!) demonstrating how to make these feathers out of Washi Tape and for some reason she got the giggles and just couldn’t stop!  Everyone in the audience caught the same giggle bug…a sweet memory.

So would you like the Stuff ‘N Digits for this card?  Here you go…


  • Paper:  Crumb Cake, Sugar Plum and Whisper White cardstock
  • Ink:  Basic Black, Sugar Plum and Crumb Cake
  • Stamps:  Layering Love and Gorgeous Grunge (splats)
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Linen Thread, White Florist Wire, Playful Pal Washi Tape, Sugar Plum Ruched Ribbon


  • The Crumb Cake base card is 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored at 5 1/2″
  • The Sugar Plum layer is 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″ attached to card front with adhesive
  • The top Crumb Cake layer is 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″.  Stamp sentiment in Basic Black.  Stamp Gorgeous Grunge splats in Crumb Cake ink over right side.  Add a strip of Washi Tape at top and cover with a piece of Sugar Plum Ruched Ribbon attached with adhesive to back.  Attach this layer to card front with adhesive.
  • To make feathers cut a piece of white florist wire 3″ long.  Attach Washi Tape to one side leaving 1″ without tape doubling over end and onto itself and cut.  Trim ends to round.  Trim each side of Washi Tape to fringe.  Attach feathers to card front over ribbon to the right side.
  • Make Linen Thread bow and attach with glue dots.  If you’d like to watch my youtube video on how to make this bow, you can find it here.
  • Inside there is a 3 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ layer of Sugar Plum with a 3 1/4″ x 4 1/4″ layer of Whisper White on top.  Add a strip of Washi Tape at bottom
  • The envelope also has a couple of stripes of Washi Tape to coordinate with the card.

This sentiment would work so well for a new baby congratulations don’t you think?

Hope your holiday weekend is filled with fun things and you find a feather or two along the way…

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…


We should definitely check this out…

Are you inky?  Me too…and HaPpY!


News Flash…

Good grief…it’s Saturday again.  Every time I turn around it seems it’s Saturday.  Where does the time go?

Today’s post is a really cute card showcasing the Designer Series Paper, Pop of Pink, and the new catalog stamp set, Pun Intended…


Does that Melon Mambo every stand out with the black…

And the camera has a 3-D effect with Crystal Effect (retiring May 31st) on the lens…


And here’s a peek inside…


Can’t wait to mail this one out.

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…


  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White and Pop of Pink DSP
  • Ink:  Basic Black and Melon Mambo marker
  • Stamps:  Pun Intended
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Crystal Effects. Duet Banner Punch


  • The Thick Whisper White base card is 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored at 5 1/2″
  • The first DSP layer is 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″ attached to card front with adhesive
  • The pink horizontal layer is 2 1/4″ x 4 1/8″ attached to card front with adhesive slightly off center toward the bottom
  • The next vertical pink layer is 2″ x 5 3/8″ with DSP layer is 1 3/4″ x 5 1/8″ attached with adhesive on top of the pink layer slightly off center to the left.
  • The next layer of vertical DSP is 2 5/8″ x 3 5/8″ with a 2 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ DSP attached with adhesive.
  • The last layer of DSP is 2 5/8″ square with a 2 1/2″ square of Thick Whisper White attached with adhesive.
  • Stamp camera three times on scrap white with Basic Black ink.  Fussy cut one lens and one camera without flash.  Attach to each other with dimensionals.  Add Crystal Effects to lens only and let dry.  When dry, add to card front at an angle with dimensionals.
  • Stamp banner and sentiment on Whisper White, punch with Duet Banner Punch, color with Melon Mambo marker and attach to card front at an angle with dimensionals.
  • Inside add a layer of DSP 3 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ with a Whisper White layer 3 3/8″ x 4 3/8″.  Stamp sentiment in Basic Black.

This stamp set is really cute and has unusual sentiments to go with the art.  It will be available June 1st.  If you need a catalog, let me know.  If you shop from my blog, I’ll do a HaPpY dance!

Hope you are planning a great weekend of things you love to do.  I will see you right back here on Monday!

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…


A friend who lives in Arizona sent me this today…thought I’d share it with you too!

Get inky…Be HaPpY!



Come Sit With Me…

This set featured today is in my top five favorites in the new catalog.  Want to see a peek?

Here you go…


and the inside…


Can you stand it?  This is the cutest set and the sentiments are so sweet.  I can see myself using not only the images but the sentiments over and over again.

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…


  • Paper:  Crumb Cake, Whisper White and the new in-color Flirty Flamingo Cardstock
  • Ink:  Craft White and Basic Black for stamping and Flirty Flamingo, Peekaboo Peach and Emerald Envy markers
  • Stamps:  Sitting Here and Timeless Love (garland)
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  White Embossing Powder, White Chalk marker


  • The Crumb Cake base card is 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored at 5 1/2″
  • The Flirty Flamingo layer is 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″ attached to card front with adhesive
  • The Crumb Cake top layer is 4″ x 5 1/4″.  Stamp swing and flower garland in Craft White Ink, sprinkle with White Embossing Powder and heat.  Color in flowers and leaves with Chalk Marker then with colored markers.
  • Stamp pillows on Whisper White and color with new In-Color markers.  Fussy cut and emboss on the back with the end of the chalk marker and anything with a round end to give them dimension.  Add dimensionals to back and arrange pillows on your swing.
  • Stamp sentiment in Basic Black
  • Stamp kitty on Whisper White, color with markers and fussy cut.  Emboss from the back the same as pillows.  Stamp cat where you want him to be on your card front then place fussy cut kitty over it.  Add a shadow under the kitty with Crumb Cake marker or any other color that works for you.
  • Inside there is a 3″ x 4″ Flirty Flamingo layer with a 2 3/4″ x 3 3/4″ Whisper White layer.  Repeat the pillow technique from cover and place in bottom right corner.

Seriously this is one of my favorite cards…hope you like it and will be inspired to give it a try.  The new sets will all be available on June 1 when the new catalog goes live.  If you need a catalog and aren’t currently working with a demonstrator, let me know and I’ll send you one.

Thanks for stopping by today.  Here’s your “B-ism”…


It can get you in trouble too…

Are you inky?  then Be HaPpY!


Here Comes Peter…

Cottontail!  Yep, Easter is right around the corner and this little guy was made for a private party of friends coming next week.  This group has been friends for decades and I get to see them once a year as they celebrate their friendship with a stamping party here at the studio.

My question is … what should I get to fill the bunny?


Here’s her cottontail…


Just too much cuteness…

Here are the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…


  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White, Blushing Bride and Basic Black cardstock
  • Ink:  Basic Black Marker
  • Stamps:  None
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Circle Framelits, Small Oval Punch, Scalloped Oval Punch, 1/2″ Circle Punch, 3/4″ Circle Punch and 1″ Circle Punch, Itty Bitty Heart Punch, Curvy Keepsake Die, Linen Thread, Pink Ribbon and Honeycomb


  • The bunny is made with the Curvy Keepsake Box Die.  Cut two from the Thick Whisper White.  You can go ahead and adhere the bottoms together and fold the sides over the handle.
  • Cut the following from Blushing Bride:  two small ovals, one heart and the largest scalloped circle in the framelit set (base)
  • Cut the following from Thick Whisper White:  two scalloped ovals, two 3/4″ eyes, two 1″ circle (cheeks), two 1″ circles (feet)
  • Cut the following from Basic Black, two 1/2″ circles (eyes)
  • Glue the Blushing Bride small ovals to the Whisper White scalloped ovals.  Bend back at one end and add to box with glue.  Tip one ear end forward.
  • Tie your pink bow and add to base of one ear with glue dots.
  • Add the Basic Black 1/2″ circles to the 3/4″ white circles, add a bit of sparkle to the eyes with white gel pen then add eyes to the face with glue.
  • Sponge the edges of two of the 1″ white circles with Blushing Bride.  Add whiskers with Black marker.  Add cheeks to face with dimensionals.
  • Add Blushing Bride heart between cheeks with a dimensional.
  • Add black marks to last two 1″ white circles for toes and then to base of box with glue.
  • Add a cottontail to back with a white or pink honeycomb.
  • Add grass to Blushing Bride scalloped circle with hot glue and the box to the circle over the grass with hot glue.

Now what should we put inside?  The box can still be opened and closed.

This box is easy to put together once you have all the pieces punched out.

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…


It happens…

My fingers are inky so you know I’m HaPpY!