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Missing You…

Many of my blog readers know my daughter and son-in-love are living in Seoul, South Korea, as he serves our country.  They have been there two years next month.  I won’t say the time has flown by…because it hasn’t.

I can say FaceTime is the greatest invention ever…

So with that said, today’s post is a snail mail card made especially for them.  More HaPpY mail…

This stamp set was featured earlier this week, but with a different sentiment and in other colors.  This is a hostess set from the Annual Catalog…

the sponged area was masked and splattered with the Rich Razzleberry marker.

a close up peek…

And bottomed off with has become my signature bow in Linen Thread…

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you..


  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White and Crumb Cake Cardstock
  • Ink:  Crumb Cake, Rich Razzleberry, Pear Pizazz and Archival Basic Black
  • Stamps:  Gift of Love
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Linen Thread, Post It Notes, Rich Razzleberry and Old Olive Markers, sponge.


  • The Thick Whisper White base card I 4-1/4″ x 11″, scored, folded and burnished at 5-1/2″
  • The Crumb Cake layer is 4″ x 5-1/4″ attached to card front with SNAIL.
  • The top Thick Whisper White layer is 3-3/4″ x 5″.  Stamp flower in Archival Basic Black.  Also stamp flower on post it note and “fussy cut” to be used as a mask.  This is a two-step stamp.  Stamp flower in Rich Razzleberry and leaves in Pear Pizazz.  I went over flowers to shade using Water Color Pencil in Rich Razzleberry and the leaves with Old Olive.  Cover flower image with mask.
  • Mask off area to be sponged with post it notes.  Sponge with Crumb Cake.  Using top of Rich Razzleberry marker flick color over sponged area with marker.  Remove all masks…magic!
  • Stamp sentiment in Archival Basic Black.
  • Wrap Linen Thread around this layer crisscrossing in front and attach in back with SNAIL.  Make a bow with several loops and tie off in center.  A youtube tutorial on this bow can be found here.  Attach to card front where the thread meets with glue dots.  Add this layer over the Crumb Cake layer using SNAIL  or Multipurpose Glue.
  • Inside there is a 3-1/2″ x 4-1/2″ layer of Crumb Cake with a Whisper White layer on top 3-1/4″ x 4-1/4″.

This weekend I have two classes scheduled and I’m so excited about what we will be making.  Still have lots of preparation to get done before Saturday and heaven knows this studio is a mess!

Hope you have not be involved in the nasty weather in the northeast…

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

right?  right.

Come back tomorrow and get inky with me…you’ll be HaPpY!



Stampin’ in Nashville…

Last week I mentioned that I would be traveling to Nashville Friday to attend an InkBig Academy event with Lisa Pretto…what a great day it was!

First to see lots of stampers I’ve met at different events over the years and to spend quality time with Jeanne Moss who I met at a Leadership gathering four years or so ago.  Jeanne also brought Ann Burnham with her, a fairly new recruit who seemed delighted with the event too.

Lisa does an amazing job sharing information that can drive your stamping business to a new level using your loves and strong points.  I came home with pages of notes and ideas.  This was my second InkBig Academy event (Tucson, Arizona was my first three years ago) and I feel it was time and money well spent.  No…Lisa didn’t pay me to say anything (I doubt she reads my blog).

Since I got home last night late and the day yesterday was chocked full, I thought I’d drop in today (I don’t normally post on Sunday) and share with you some of the treats, goodies and Make ‘N Takes which were fabulous!

Here are three of the “goodies”, plus our water bottles were decorated and I even won a door prize which is the DSP you color and doilies!  If you have ever hosted an event, you know how much work goes into these pieces.  There was a beautiful and delicious Vanilla/Butter Cream cupcake in the “You’re Sweet” holder.

Here are three Make ‘N Takes using the Cool Treats Stamp Set and Frozen Treats Framelits…

Love this color combination!

I loved the framelit that gave the cone texture…clever layout too!

Those “sprinkles” are just too cute.

All of these cards are non-gender specific and really could work for any age group too.  In my book that makes a “winner” stamp set that can be used over and over in so many ways.

Hope you enjoyed seeing these samples.  I have three more Make ‘N Takes to share plus some of my card swaps that I know you will enjoy…

Have a great Super Bowl Sunday…we are giving a dinner for some friends so I’ll have to watch at least half of the game.

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

hahaha!  no i’m not (either one!)

But I will be inky and HaPpY!


Emerald Envy Special Reason…

There are always little pieces of “this ‘n that” on my working surface.  I’m pretty sure I’m going to use it and just can’t make myself put it away…out of sight, out of mind.

One morning I came into the studio to check water color pieces colored the night before and left to dry.  You just never know what you will find the next day.  Lying there was a Whisper White square with the negative space from Stylish Stems Framelits.  And also lying there was this piece of water color from the night before.  Picking up the square piece and laying it over the water color I knew this had to make a card front some how.

This is what I would call an “all occasion” card…you name it, it will work…


isn’t that exquisite?  I can’t take a lot of credit for laying one piece of paper on top of another…but my goodness I do love this card.

Here’s the inside peek…


This was cut from the same piece of water color paper.

A close up…


So the moral to this story is sometimes a messy work surface gleans something beautiful!


Remember on Friday I will have a “live” video on facebook to demonstrate this water coloring technique.  It will be announced on facebook as an event to all those who are signed up on my facebook page called Rambling Rose Studio…just sayin’.

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…


  • Paper:  This Whisper White, Emerald Envy Cardstock, plus Designer Series Color Pack and Water Color paper
  • Ink:  Emerald Envy
  • Stamps:  Gorgeous Grunge
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Stylish Stems Framelits Dies, Emerald Envy Satin Ribbon, Linen Thread, Square Stitched Framelits, Square Scalloped Framelits and Ken Oliver’s Color Burst Dry Pigment (Amazon)


  • The Thick Whisper White base card is 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, scored, folded and burnished at 4-1/4″.  Stamp the Gorgeous Grunge “splat” on the right side of the card front with Emerald Envy several times.
  • The first Emerald Envy layer is 2-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ attached with SNAIL
  • The DSP layer is 2″ x 5-1/2″ attached over Emerald Envy layer with SNAIL
  • The two Emerald Envy Scalloped squares are  1-3/4″ and the Thick Whisper White Stitched Squares are the coordinating framelit.  Attach layers together and on the card front with SNAIL
  • The larger frame is 2-3/4″ square Emerald Envy scalloped square.  The water color piece and the Thick Whisper White piece are cut with the coordinating Stitched Square Framelit.  Using the large flower framelit from the Stylish Stems Dies, cut the Whisper White square, then layer over water colored square using multipurpose glue.  Now layer this piece over the Emerald Envy square using multipurpose glue.  Add to card front with dimensionals.
  • Cut a piece of Emerald Envy ribbon 11″ wrap around left side of card front and attach ends together and to card front with SNAIL.  Make several loops of Emerald Envy ribbon and tie center with Linen Thread.  Add to front of card with glue dots.
  • Inside the Emerald Envy layer is 3-1/2″ x 4-1/2″ with a Whisper White layer on top that is 3-1/4″ x 4-1/4″.  Stamp once with Gorgeous Grunge “splat” in Emerald Envy.  Cut flower using the outline and the detailed flower framelit.  Add over splats with multipurpose glue.
  • When ready to use this card, I would add the sentiment inside….

So this week in addition to blogging each day, 22 baby shower invites were finished, 25 swaps for a stamping event this weekend, kits for a February class and gifts for team members are almost finished.  Whew!

We are having another 70 degree day and I’m off to the post office to mail the invites and enjoy the weather and ride with my top down…just because I can!

Here’s you “B-ism” for today…


in a sun spot.

I’m inky and HaPpY…are you?


Special Reason…

Here is another “all occasion” card similar to one posted earlier this week as a sympathy card, but this time in landscape mode rather than opening like a book…


and opened it looks like this…


you notice there is no sentiment inside so you could add that as the occasion dictated.


Did you notice the envelope?  So easy to do…


The Falling in Love Designer Series Paper just pulls this whole piece together…

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…


  • Paper:  Sahara Sand, Blushing Bride and Very Vanilla Cardstock, plus Falling in Love Designer Series Paper
  • Ink:  Archival Basic Black
  • Stamps:  Feather Together (sentiment)
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  5/8″ Seam Binding (retired), Linen Thread, Stylish Stems Framelits


  • The Sahara Sand base card is 4-1/4″ x 11″, scored, folded and burnished at 5-1/2″
  • The Blushing Bride layers (cut three) are 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″ attached to front and two inside panels with SNAIL
  • The DSP layers (cut three) are 4″ x 5-1/4″ attached over Blushing Bride layers with SNAIL
  • The smaller card is Blushing Bride CS cut at 3-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ scored at 4-1/4″.
  • Cut (2) Sahara Sand pieces 3-3/8″ x 4-1/8″.  Attach one inside the card with SNAIL.  Cut large flower with framelit in bottom right corner of second piece.  Stamp greeting over flower in Archival Basic Black.  Attach a band of seam bind around this piece and attach with SNAIL.  Make a bow with several loops and tie in center with Linen Thread.  Attach bow over band with glue dots.
  • Inside the smaller card cut a piece of Very Vanilla CS 3-1/4″ x 4″.  Cut small flower in bottom right corner with framelit.  Add your sentiment to this layer.  Attach over Sahara Sand layer with SNAIL.
  • Attach this smaller card inside larger card with multipurpose glue so the smaller card can fold over the front cover of the larger card when it is closed.
  • For the envelope I used a bone folder to take the envelope apart.  Cut the smaller flower from the envelope in lower left corner.  Add a piece of 1-3/4″ square Blushing Bride CS inside the envelope with multipurpose glue.  Use SNAIL on envelope flaps to put back together.

Just this morning word came that 25 swaps cards would be needed Friday week…eeeekkkk!  That has thrown a wrench in my schedule as I am working on a commission piece to go into the mail the same day…Guess I better get my bum in gear!

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…



And stay inky…you’ll be HaPpY!





Just A Note…

How cute is this card and message?


This card would make a nice addition to your stash under “All Occasion”.  Inside by adding a happy birthday, or thank you or even thinking of you, you’d have a card ready.  And while writing this post it occurred to me that if this card was made with the new designer series paper Urban Underground, you would have an amazing masculine card too!

Having had the experience just this morning of needing a masculine card…this would have been the perfect card.  I’ll be posting one for you soon.  I so need to replenish my masculine stash!

Here’s another view of today’s post…


Here you can see the flowers do have dimension…”fussy cut” from DSP, rounded on foam mat and applied with dimensionals.


And a peek inside…


Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for this little cutie…


  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White, Watermelon Wonder, Crumb Cake and Very Vanilla Cardstock, plus Succulent Garden Designer Series Paper and Silver Foil
  • Ink:  Early Espresso and Archival Basic Black
  • Stamps:  Flourishing Phrases (sentiment, cover) Feather Together (sentiment, inside)
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Ribbon, Scalloped Top Punch


  • The base card is 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, scored, folded and burnished at 4-1/4″
  • The Watermelon Wonder layer is 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″ attached with SNAIL
  • The DSP layer is 4″ x 5-1/4″ attached to card front with SNAIL
  • The Crumb Cake layer is 3-1/4″ x 4-1/2″.  As I look at this card today, I would suggest rounding the corners of this piece.  Attach to DSP layer with SNAIL at an angle.
  • The Silver Foil layer is 2″ x 2-1/4″.  Punch with Scallop Top Punch and score at 1″ from straight side.  Attach to top of Crumb Cake layer with SNAIL.  Add a piece of ribbon that coordinates with the DSP you are using.  Add sentiment to center of Crumb cake.
  • Cut a piece of DSP 3/8″ x 3-1/4″ and attach to bottom of Crumb Cake with SNAIL.
  • “Fussy cut” flowers from DSP.  Add the first two with SNAIL and give dimension to the last flower by lying it  right side down on Stamping Pierce Mat and rub in circles with round blunt end to give dimension.  Add to other flowers with dimensionals.
  • Inside there is a layer of Watermelon Wonder 3-1/4″ x 4-1/4″ attached with SNAIL
  • The DSP layer is 3-1/8″ x 4-1/8″ attached with SNAIL
  • The Whisper White layer is 2-7/8″ x 3-7/8″ attached with SNAIL.
  • Flowers are “fussy cut”, rounded on Piercing Mat and attached with dimensionals.

So yesterday was Kit Class here at Rambling Rose Studio and the kit chosen this month was the Oh So Succulent kit on page 22 of the Occasions Catalog…

There was nothing difficult about this kit and once started we decided to “decorate” our succulents with some different kinds of ink treatments before putting them together.

Here’s Jan stamping the banner…


And here’s Carol showing off her potted succulents (she had plenty left over to decorate some frames she had)…


and a close up (pardon the creative mess!)…


For those who want to know, the container was purchased at Hobby Lobby, $9.99).  Spaces between flowers were filled in with gift filler from Hobby Lobby.

Hope your day is awesome!

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…



But do stay inky…you’ll be HaPpY!


Just Because…

Today’s post could be a Valentine…even though it is not in the traditional red/pink color combo.  It could be a birthday card.  Or maybe a “just because” card to say I love you…


and a peek inside…


Did you notice the envelope peeking out underneath?

Over the weekend one afternoon was spent playing with water color paper, a water spritzer and Ken Oliver’s Color Burst pigment.   Pieces of water color paper in every imaginable combination of colors were lying on all surfaces of the studio.  They were left to dry overnight and I couldn’t wait to get up the next morning to check out the colors and some of the techniques I used for textures.

Today’s flower is a result of that day’s experiments.  And it just happens to look well with SU!’s Calypso Coral ink and Seam Binding Ribbon.

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…


  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White, Blushing Bride Cardstock, plus Succulent Garden Designer Series Paper
  • Ink:  Archival Basic Black and Calypso Coral
  • Stamps:  Special Reason and Gorgeous Grunge (splats) and Gift of Love (sentiment)
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Calypso Coral Seam Binding (retired), Linen Thread, coordinating thinlits to Special Reason Stamp Set


  • The Thick Whisper White base card is 4-1/4″ x 11″, scored, folded and burnished at 5-1/2″
  • The Blushing Bride layer is 4″ x 5-1/4″ attached to card front with multipurpose glue
  • The top Thick Whisper White layer is 3-3/4″ x 5″.  Cut flower using flower thinlit at bottom right corner.  Also cut out two leaves and another small leaf from scrap Whisper White.  Stamp sentiment in bottom right corner with Archival Basic Black.  Stamp flower on post it note and “fussy cut” for a mask.  Lay mask over flower and stamp “splats” in Calypso Coral at an angle.  Remove mask.
  • Cut a small piece of DSP and attach behind leaves with multipurpose glue.  If you have water colored a piece for the flower, attach with multipurpose glue behind the flower.
  • Add a band of ribbon at top and attach at back with SNAIL.  Make a bow with several loops tying center with Linen Thread.  Attach to band with glue dots.
  • Add strips of adhesive to back of this layer and attach over Blushing Bride layer.  Add small leaf cut out to front with multipurpose glue.
  • Inside the Blushing Bride layer is 3-1/4″ x 4-1/4″ with a layer of Whisper White 3-1/8″ x 4-1/8″ on top.  The flower was cut from water color paper and “fussy cut” then added to bottom right corner with multipurpose glue.  Add “splats” in Calypso Coral at an angle from bottom right corner.
  • The envelope was taken apart and the smaller flower was cut out.  The same piece of water color paper was added with multipurpose glue to inside of envelope then the sides were reattached with SNAIL.  Just a little something extra to make Hallmark take notice…

Look for more projects made with splashes of water color coming in the days ahead.  It sure is nice to have them on hand a ready to go…

Thanks so much for stopping by today…

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…


especially the latter.

Stay inky…be HaPpY!


Shaker Bee…

Dragonflies and Bumble Bees…two of my favorite bugs!  So the Dragonfly Dreams Stamp Bundle was at the top of my first order from the Occasions Catalog.  And it hasn’t disappointed…

Today I have a bumble bee shaker card for you…


here’s a peek inside…


Did you notice the coordinating envelope?  When we have classes here at Rambling Rose Studio, finishing your card with a coordinating envelope is always included because personally I think it shows extra care taken to make the project personal.

Here’s a close up…


These sequins are retired, but I had them in my stash and thought they looked perfect with this Designer Series Paper.

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…


  • Paper:  Very Vanilla, Daffodil Delight Cardstock, plus Falling in Love Designer Series Paper
  • Ink:  Archival Basic Black, Soft Sky, Daffodil Delight
  • Stamps:  Dragonfly Dreams, Butterfly Basics (sentiment)
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Linen Thread, Daffodil Delight Seam Binding (retired), Stitched Circles Framelits, Scalloped Circles Framelits, Window Sheet, Strip Adhesive, Sequins


  • The Very Vanilla base card is 4-1/4″ x 11″, folded, scored and burnished at 5-1/2″
  • The Daffodil Delight layer is 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″ attached to card front with SNAIL.
  • The DSP layer is 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Attach a band of ribbon at the back of this layer and then to the Daffodil Delight layer with SNAIL.
  • Make several loops for increasing size and tie in center with Linen Thread.  Attach over band slightly left with glue dots.
  • Stamp sentiment on scrap Very Vanilla and cut out with Stitched Circles Die.  Attach to card front with multipurpose glue.
  • Cut Daffodil Delight scalloped circle.  Choose a circle size for center and cut away center of Daffodil Delight scalloped circle.  Cut a Very Vanilla Stitched Circle slightly smaller than scalloped circle and use the same smaller circle framelit used on the center of Daffodil Delight circle to cut away center of Very Vanilla stitched circle.  Glue this frame together.  Cut a piece of Window Sheet with same stitched circle framelit and glue to back of frame.  Stamp bumble bee in Archival Basic Black ink and set aside to dry.  This will smear if it isn’t dry so be careful.
  • While your bumble bee circle is drying, cut a circle of Very Vanilla the same size as Window Sheet.  Stamp dots in Soft Sky and Daffodil Delight on one side.
  • Add strip adhesive to the back of circle with Window Sheet.  Lay face down and pull away protective paper.  Add a spoonful of sequins and then apply stamped circle over strip adhesive.  Glue this shaker circle to front of card with multipurpose glue.
  • Inside there is a Daffodil Delight layer 3-1/4″ x 4-1/4″ with a DSP layer 3-1/8″ x 4-1/8″ on top and finally a Very Vanilla layer 3″ x 4″.  Glue inside card with SNAIL
  • On the cover of the envelope add Soft Sky dots to one side along with some Daffodil Delight dots.  Stamp bumble bee in Archival Basic Black on top.

I’ve just got to make more bumble bee cards…this is a really pretty stamp!

Being a holiday today makes for a quiet day with no mail or deliveries.  Tomorrow I travel to Nashville for the day, but I have already posted a very special project for you so be sure to stop by.

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…


like today.

Stay inky…be HaPpY!



Dragonfly Art…

Home again from visiting “the littles” and miss them already!  And the flight home was uneventful but late, of course!

Flying is just such an uncomfortable experience anymore.  Never have I seen seats that had straighter backs and absolutely no cushioning at all.  I’m 4’11” and it was a challenge for me to fold myself into that contraption they sell as a “seat”!  But arriving in one hour and nine minutes on a trip that takes 9 hours (if you’re lucky) to drive sends me to the airport every time…

My first day home and I couldn’t wait to get to my studio.  I had spent my down time drawing sketches of ideas in my planner.   Here’s one of them…


and another angle…


So you can see the dimension of the frame and dragonfly.  The water color piece was a leftover from another project.  Generally I paint a whole piece of water color paper and save the scraps.  They do come in handy.

You might be able to see the “sparkle” on the dragonfly a little better in this shot…


You knew I had to get a little sparkly in there.

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…


  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White, Real Red, Basic Black Cardstock, Vellum and water color paper
  • Ink:  Real Red and Archival Basic Black
  • Stamps:  Dragonfly Dreams and Gorgeous Grunge (splat)
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Scalloped Square Framelits Dies, Stitched Framelits Dies, Dragonfly Thinlits, Gently Falling Embossing Folder


  • The Thick Whisper White base card is 4-1/4″ x 11″, scored, folded and burnished at 5-1/2″
  • The Real Red layer is 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″ attached to card front with multipurpose glue.
  • The Thick Whisper White layer is 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Stamp sentiment at lower left in Archival Basic Black.  Stamp Real Red splats so that they will show after frame is put in place.  Run through Big Shot with Gently Falling EF.  Attach to card front with multipurpose glue.
  • Cut the Basic Black Scalloped frame that measures 3″ x 3″.  The Whisper White frame is a little over 2-1/2″.  Use a smaller square framelit to cut out the center of the Whisper White piece.  You could use anything for the background of the frame…even DSP or stamp a small collage would be nice too.  I just happened to have this piece of water color paper painted.  Glue these three pieces together and place at top right corner of card front with multipurpose glue.
  • The detailed dragonfly was cut from the Valentine Paper Stack and the top layer of dragonfly was stamped with Archival Basic Black on cardstock Vellum and cut with framelit.  Run a bead of multipurpose glue down the center of the DSP dragonfly and place the vellum dragonfly on top.   The wings were painted with Clear Wink of Stella and sprinkled with Dazzling Diamonds. (I had to do it!)  Add a strip of adhesive on the bottom and place on card front.  You can bend the wings a little to give more dimension.
  • Inside there is a piece of Real Red 3-1/4″ x 4-1/4″ with a piece of Whisper White 3-1/8″ x 4-1/8″.  I stamped the corresponding sentiment in Basic Black, add a splat of Real Red at the bottom and ran just the bottom inch or so through the Gently Falling EF.
  • You can see the envelope was treated to the Gently Falling EF too to correspond to the card front.

So I’m looking forward to getting back into my grove this week.  Hope you’ll stop back by…

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…


be HaPpY in it and get yourself inky!




Walking in the Rain…

Several people has posts the idea of masking in the Beautiful You stamps with the Mediterranean Moments stamps and I was just itching to try it.  It’s really hard sometimes when you have so much new product on hand to create all that you want to.

But I finally got to give this technique and try and if you have been reading this blog long, you must know “masking” is my very favorite stamping technique…it’s magic!

So here’s my Beautiful You girl walking in the rain right into the Mediterranean Moment…


and it’s raining inside too…


and a little different angle…


Of course, the water color pencils in SU! colors makes this even more fun.

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…


  • Paper:  Very Vanilla Cardstock and Water Color Paper plus Carried Away Designer Series Paper
  • Ink:  Pool Party, Archival Basic Black
  • Stamps:  Beautiful You, Gorgeous Grunge (splat) and Mediterranean Moment
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Linen Thread, Very Vanilla Seam Binding (retired), SU! Water Color Pencils, small round brush or Blender Pen


  • The Very Vanilla base card is 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, scored, folded and burnished at 4-1/4″
  • The DSP layer is 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″ attached to card front with SNAIL.
  • The water color paper layer is 3-3/4″ x 5″.
  • Stamp umbrella girl in Archival Basic Black Ink on water color paper.  Stamp her again on a post it note and “fussy cut”.  Place the cut out over your stamped image on the water color paper.
  • Now with the mask in place, stamp the Mediterranean Moment scene right over the post it note mask in Archival Basic Black.  Remove the mask…MAGIC!  She’s right there on the street isn’t she?  Isn’t that just fun!
  • Try to color the background in lightly with Water Color Pencils and the girl with brighter colors so she can be the focal point.  Use your brush with water or a Blender Pen and go over all your pencil colors.  With the Gorgeous Grunge (splat) stamp, add rain with Pool Party ink.
  • Add water color paper over DSP with multipurpose glue.
  • Attach a band of ribbon along the left side.  Make a bow with several loops and tie in center with Linen Thread.  Attach bow over band with glue dots.
  • Inside the DSP layer is 4-1/4″ x 3-1/4″ with a Very Vanilla layer on top 4-1/8″ x 3-1/8″.  Stamp “rain” on the Very Vanilla layer.
  • You can see in the photos the envelope flap was covered with the same DSP to coordinate with the card front.

We had class here today at Rambling Rose Studios.  I just love my peeps and they are also so appreciative of the work it takes to come up with new ideas and put kits together for them.

So I will be flying out tonight to go keep “the littles” until Friday, but there will be a new post for you each day.  I’ve been working really hard this week to cover my time away.  I’ll be checking each day to see how you like the projects.  Leave me a comment!

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…



Stay inky…Be HaPpY!



Hey Chick…

Now SU! has never asked me…but I’d love to design a stamp set.  If that ever happens, it will bring a smile to your face just like the one today makes me smile every time I see it…


Now seriously…you smiled didn’t you?  Here’s a peek inside…


This one kills me!  And this set is FREE…yippee!

I can think of a whole bunch of sentiments to go with these gals.  I’ll give you one, “Do these feather’s make my butt look big?”  I could fill up a container with them if they’d let me.  What would you have them say?  Maybe we’ll collect them and send them in…you never know!

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…


  • Paper:  Sahara Sand, Real Red, Thick Whisper White (I never use the original Whisper White) Cardstock
  • Ink:  Archival Basic Black and Water Color Pencils
  • Stamps:  Hello Chick
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  The Chicken Wire background is an old retired SU!, Scalloped Square Framelits, Ticket Punch, Real Red Baker’s Twine, Linen Thread and Aqua Painter or small round brush


  • The Sahara Sand base card is 4-1/4″ x 11″, scored, folded and burnished at 5-1/2″
  • Use the plain square framelit that measures 1-1/4″ or the punch for the three openings on the card front.  You can lightly draw the squares in pencil if that helps space them evenly before cutting or punching.
  • If you don’t have the Chicken Wire (I’ve been using SU! products since the late 90s) try the Woodgrain background stamp and what ever appeals to you.  Mine background is stamped in Archival Basic Black.
  • Cut a piece of Whisper White CS 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″.  Lay behind the card front and lightly trace squares for stamping chicks.  Stamp alternating positions in Archival Basic Black.
  • Now the fun is using the new Water Color Pencils.  Here are the colors I used:  Pacific Point, Daffodil Delight, Real Red, Pumpkin Pie and Soft Sky.  I used the small Aqua Painter (I normally use a small round brush) and it worked great.  A Blender Pen works too!
  • Once the chicks are dry, attach the Whisper White layer behind the card front with SNAIL.
  • Cut three frames in Real Red using the Scalloped Squares Framelits and attach with multipurpose glue.
  • Stamp off your background stamp using Basic Black before stamping on scrap Whisper White.  Punch with Ticket Punch or whatever shape you have.  Attach with dimensionals.
  • Loop several Real Red Bakers Twine and tie in center with Linen Thread.  Attach with glue dot on sentiment punch.
  • Inside cut a larger Real Red Scalloped Square and add a smaller layer of Whisper White cut with Scalloped Framelit Squre.
  • Stamp a chick in the bottom right corner…she’s photo bombing!  Color with Water Color Pencils.  Attach to Real Red square with SNAIL and to inside of card with SNAIL.

These feathered divas will see lots of ink in the future…

Hope you are having an awesome day and will plan to stop by tomorrow to see the notecard set made with these girls.

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…


even chicken feathers.

Be inky…Be HaPpY!