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Today’s post was also water colored like the pumpkin yesterday but turned upside down to create a hydrangea bloom in all their gorgeous colors.

Check yesterday’s post to see how to set up painting with reinker (

This and one other card were made for two new recruits to my team to congratulate them on the best decision they ever made…to become a demo!  I wrote them a heartfelt welcoming note inside on a post it note so that the card could be reused is they wanted.  These two have been coming to class for almost four years and have become dear friends to me.

Here’s their card…


Doesn’t that make a perfect hydrangea bloom?  The difference between the painting of the pumpkin yesterday and today is the Clear Wink of Stella pen was used as the paint brush along with the reinker to give an all over glow to the bloom.

I took a close up hoping you would be able to see all the blingy shine…


It really is difficult to show in a photo…but it just glimmers.

Here are the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…


  • Paper:  Water Color Paper, Thick Whisper White Cardstock and Copper Foil
  • Ink:  VersaMark, Perfect Plum, Sweet Sugar Plum, Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, River Rock and Pear Pizazz
  • Stamps:  Thoughtful Branches and Floral Phrases (sentiment)
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Copper Embossing Powder, Linen Thread, Thoughtful Branches Thinlets and Copper Metallic Thread


  • The Thick Whisper White base card is 4-1/4″ x 11″, scored and folded at 5-1/2″
  • The Copper Foil layer is 4″ x 5-1/4″ attached to card front with multipurpose glue
  • The top Whisper White layer is 3-3/4″ x 5″.  Stamp sentiment in VersaMark at lower right corner, add Copper EP and heat.
  • Cut the leaves/stem and bloom from water color paper with coordinating Thinlets.  Do not punch out of water color paper.  Set up all your reinker colors.  Spritz the water color paper with water so that the cut outs are damp.  Use your Clear Wink of Stella Pen to add color.  Be sure to shake and have the well full so that the glimmer will mix with the reinker as you use it.  Start with your lightest color then go back and add some of the darker shade of that color.  Let dry.  At this point you could still add more Clear Wink of Stella if you wanted more glimmer.
  • Decide where the center of your bloom will be on your card front and add a dollop of multipurpose glue.  Make several loops of Copper Metallic Thread and add to this glue.  All small amounts of glue to stem and bloom and add to card front.
  • Make bow (video here) and attach to stem with glue dots.
  • Inside there is a layer of Copper Foil 3-1/2″ x 4-1/2″ with a Whisper White layer 3-1/4″ x 4-1/4″

Personally I would send this card any season of the year, but it would be especially appropriate for spring.

Tomorrow let’s make a tree and a card to send in the summertime…be sure to stop by!

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…


Buy new ones!

Get yourself inky…Be HaPpY!


To Hug ‘N To Hold…

Today’s post was made with two really special people in mind who are wonderful friends and used to be neighbors that are celebrating their wedding anniversary the first of July.  Hope they like it…


I just couldn’t help myself!  Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…


  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White Cardstock, Dazzling Diamonds and Blushing Bride Glimmer Paper
  • Ink:  Basic Black, Basic Gray and Smoky Slate
  • Stamps:  Baby Bear
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Rhinestones, 3/4″  and 1″ Round Punch, Itty Bitty Flower Punch (retired)


  • The Thick Whisper White base card is 4-1/4″ x 11″, scored at 5-1/2″
  • The Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper layer is 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″ attached to card front with multipurpose glue
  • The top Thick Whisper White layer is 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″.  Stamp the bear on post it note and “fussy cut” to use for a mask.  Stamp the top bear with Smoky Slate that has been stamped off, the second layer with straight Smoky Slate and the third layer with Basic Gray.  Cover with mask and stamp the second bear in the same sequence.  Remove mask.  Awwww…
  • Using an Aqua Painter and reinker in lid of Smoky Slate, add a shadow under both bears.
  • Stamp the bow from this set on the back of Blushing Bride Glimmer paper and “fussy cut” the bow without the two ends.  Add to bear with glue dot.
  • Punch a 3/4″ circle from Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper.  With the 1″ circle, punch over the 3/4″ hole in the Glimmer paper to make a 1″ circle frame.  Cut this frame in half.
  • Punch three Itty Bitty Flowers in Whisper White.  Using the blunt end of Piercing Tool and your sponge mat, push the blunt end into the flower to give dimension.  I colored the Rhinestones with permanent marker in pink and added to 3/4″ circle with multipurpose glue.  Add to the second bear with glue dots.
  • Punch two flowers and layer with a glue dot.  Add Rhinestone to center.  Glue half of the 1″ circle frame with multipurpose glue to make a headband.  Add flower with glue dot to headband.
  • Stamp one half of the sentiment on the stamp by inking with Basic Black marker only the words you need.  I used a mini MISTI to stamp this sentiment here and the other half on the inside of card.
  • Inside there is a 3-1/2″ x 4-1/2″ layer of Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper with a 3-1/4″ x 4-1/4″ layer of Thick Whisper White on top stamped with the second part of the stamp “from this day forward”.

See…this baby bear isn’t just for baby cards!

So tomorrow Sweetums leaves for his trip to South Korea to see our daughter and son-in-love.  While there he will attend the Change of Command ceremony for Jay.  I hope to share some photos of the event later as this is a big deal for him.

Hope to see you right back here tomorrow!

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…


Get inky…Be HaPpY!


Just For You…

Today’s pretty post makes use of May’s Paper Pumpkin laser cut cards and the new Designer Series Paper Playful Palette and the new InColor Sugar Plum…


I just love the way that laser cut background sets up this card.  And, this is one of those cards that would work for several occasions…birthday, wedding, get well, congratulations…

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…


  • Paper:  Soft Sky, Whisper White, Sugar Plum plus Playful Palette DSP
  • Ink:  Basic Black
  • Stamps:  Flowering Fieldsl (flower stems), Watercolor Wonder (sentiment)
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Pansy Punch, Botanical Builder Framelits, Decorative Label Punch, Sugar Plum Ruched Ribbon, Blushing Bride Sequins, Decorative Dots Embossing Folder, Wink of Stella Clear,


  • The Soft Sky base card is 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″, scored at 4-1/4″
  • Cut one of the laser cards in half and glue to card front with multipurpose glue
  • The Sugar Plum DSP is 3″ x 4-1/2″ attached centered on card front with adhesive
  • The Whisper White layer is 2-1/2″ x 3-1/2″, embossed with Decorative Dots EF and attached centered with adhesive over DSP layer.
  • Cut one long leaf stem from Whisper White and trim the open leaf side so you are left with a long stem of same leaves.  Add to card front at an angle on left side.
  • With Botanical Framelits cut two fringe leaves and one small leaf from Whisper white.  With multipurpose glue add two pointing up and one down.
  • Stamp stem from Flowering Fields in Basic Black on Soft Sky and “fussy cut”.  Add over other leaves at angle with multipurpose glue.
  • Punch four flowers with Pansy Punch from Sugar Plum.  Break down paper fibers using a bone folder.  Cut one petal away from two flowers and attach remaining petals together with a glue dot.  Cut two petals from the last two flowers and attach.  Spray liberally with water and squish.  Unfold and let dry.  When dry hot glue together in four layers.  Add some Wink of Stella Clear along petal edges and hot glue to center of leaf arrangement.
  • Stamp sentiment in Basic Black on scrap of Soft Sky CS and punch with Decorative Label Punch.  I have pierced an oval around sentiment with retired piercing pattern, but you could lightly trace the shape and then pierce with piercing tool.  Add to card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • Inside there is a layer of the Sugar Plum DSP used on the card front 3-1/2″ x 4-1/2″ with a Whisper White layer on top measuring 3-1/4″ x 4-1/4″

I’m leaving the inside blank so that if I needed a birthday card, I could easily stamp a birthday sentiment inside…or any other sentiment that fits the occasion.

So, it’s Saturday again!  Unbelievable how quickly this week flew by.  Since I don’t post on Sundays, I hope you stop by on Monday.

Have a great rest of the weekend!

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…


Inky fingers…make you HaPpY!



You & Me…

Inside today’s card there are so many things you could say…like, “are perfect together”, “friends forever”, “go together like…”  But it definitely would make a great anniversary card.

Many times I’ve said masking is my favorite technique…but if I had to give a No. 2 favorite, it would be embossing.  It’s instant and beautiful with very little work.

Here’s todays card…


and a peek inside…


Plenty of room to write a meaningful message to someone special.

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…


  • Paper:  Smoky Slate, Basic Black, Sugar Plum and Whisper White
  • Ink:  Basic Black
  • Stamps:  Thoughtful Banners
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Sugar Plum Ruched Ribbon, Linen Thread, Duet Banner Punch, Curvy Corner Trio Punch and Floral Affection Embossing Folder


  • The Smoky Slate base card is 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored at 5 1/2″
  • The first layer of Smoky Slate is 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″.  Punch bottom corners.  Add a piece of Sugar Plum ribbon around bottom of card and attach with adhesive.
  • The first horizontal Smoky Slate layer is 4″ x 3″.
  • The Basic Black layer is 3 7/8″ x 2 7/8″ attached to Smoky Slate layer with adhesive
  • The Sugar Plum layer is 3 3/4″ x 2 3/4″ attached to Basic Black layer is adhesive
  • The Thick Whisper White layer is 3 5/8″ x 2 5/8″ embossed and added to Sugar Plum layer with adhesive.
  • Add all layers to card front with dimensional strips.
  • Make loops with ribbon and tie center with Linen Thread.  Add to card front over ribbon piece with glue dots.
  • Stamp banner and sentiment on scrap of Thick Whisper White and punch with Duet Banner Punch.  Add to card front with dimensional strips.
  • Inside there is a layer of Basic Black 2 3/4″ x 4″ with a Sugar Plum layer 2 5/8″ x 3 7/8″ and finally a Whisper White layer 2 1/2″ x 3 3/4″ all attached with adhesive.

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  You can see on the right side of the blog the new catalog is up and live.  You can browse to your heart’s content and buy til you run out of money!  There are some amazing new products to see…

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…


Get inky…Be HaPpY!




Frame My Heart…

Lots of Valentine stamping has been going on at Rambling Rose Studios…my mind has been spinning at almost an uncontrollable pace with ideas that can’t be made fast enough. Today’s post is a home décor piece that would definitely fit for Valentines or maybe a wedding shower or anniversary…


and here’s a close up of the deminsion created with the flower thinlets… framedheart1

Before you ask…the frame was $16.99 less 40% at Hobby Lobby and the entire frame looks like this… framedheart2

The back side is a chalk board which would be handy on a shower table for messages.  Then the whole frame could be a gift. The frame size is 8 x 10 but the matted opening is 5 x 7.

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you


  • Paper: Pool Party, Mossy Meadow, Watermelon Wonder, Basic Black, Thick Whisper White Cardstock plus two hearts from this month’s Paper Pumpkin and the background is Neutrals Designer Series Pack
  • Ink:  Watermelon Wonder and Pool Party
  • Stamps:  none
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Botanical Blooms Thinlets Dies, 1 1/4″ Watermelon Wonder Ribbon, Linen Thread


  • The background DSP was cut 8 x 10.  The Watermelon Wonder heart and grey strip heart were attached with adhesive slightly skewed so you would see both colors and then to the background with adhesive.
  • Punch out a bunch of flowers in all three colors and sponge with ink in same color with a dauber.  I put Watermelon Wonder lightly on the Whisper White.  Cut lots of leaves of your choice in Mossy Meadow and a lighter green too if you’d like the contrast.
  • Start at the top of the right side of the heart with the larger blooms following the curve of the heart.  Stack different colors and sizes of blooms and centers with glue dots and dimensionals until you are happy with how your bigger blooms look.
  • Now use Tombow glue and get all your leaves where you like them.
  • Fill in all around your larger blooms with smaller ones.  Quit when you like it!
  • Make two small and two larger loops with the ribbon and tie in center with Linen Thread.  Add to top left of background with glue dots.

I’m definitely keeping this one, unless I find this frame in white, and bringing it out each February for Valentines and our wedding anniversary which is also in February. Thanks for stopping by this weekend.

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…


Ink really…

Come get inky with me and Be HaPpY!


Love Is In The Air…

Two weeks from today is Valentines…my second favorite “holiday”.  The first being Thanksgiving because I love having all my family in the house to just cook, eat and enjoy each other’s company.

Do you send Valentines?  How many opportunities will we get to tell those who are in our lives how much we care?

Today’s card is another one included in the Creative Convention by Rhonda Wade I watched on that icy, snowy weekend.  Coffee, jammies and some warm socks…heaven!

So if you do decide to send Valentines, here’s one that really packs a punch with not much to do…


Isn’t that leaf cut out striking?  It’s part of the Botanical Builder Framelits Dies Bundle and certainly gives this card that “wow” factor.

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…


  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White, Blushing Bride and Real Red Cardstock plus Love Blossoms Designer Series Paper Stack
  • Ink:  Basic Black, Real Red and Blushing Bride
  • Stamps:  Blooming Love
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Sweetheart Punch, Confetti Hearts Border Punch, Botanical Builder Framelits Dies


  • The Blushing Bride base card is 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored and folded at 5 1/2″.
  • Cut the Thick Whisper White 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″.   Place the leaf die at an angle and run through the Big Shot…gorgeous!  Attach to card front with adhesive or multipurpose glue.  Add sentiment in Basic Black.  Stamp heart in Real Red.  On a scrap of white stamp the heart again in Blushing Bride and punch with Sweetheart Punch.  Add over the Real Red heart with dimensionals.  Punch out some Real Red and Blushing Bride hearts from cardstock and add over the sentiment with small dots of multipurpose glue.
  • Add a piece of the DSP 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ on the Blushing Bride base card front with adhesive.
  • Add Thick Whisper White layer with cut out over this layer…stunning!
  • Inside there is a 3 1/4″ x 4 1/4″ Whisper White layer with the a 1/2″  x 3 1/4″ piece of DSP at the bottom and a few little hearts in the lower right.

Other than for Valentines this card would be great for an anniversary or wedding too.  You wouldn’t have to change anything on the front but could add the appropriate greeting on the inside when needed.  I plan to make a few of these for my stash in different color combinations.

We are having another 60+ degree day today, but may pay for all this warm weather tomorrow when we are expecting thunder storms and then much cooler temps.  I have jonquils, daylilies and hostas peeking out already!  Come on spring!!!

Here’s a cute “B-ism” for Ground Hog Day…


Come get inky with me and…Be HaPpY!



Stella Is Winking…

I caught it!…Can you see the sparkle from the Wink of Stella pen?  This stuff is what magic is made of.  There are many different ways to use these pens and today I’m showing you just one way…


This card evolved over two days.  It has been sprayed with water, colored with four different colors of reinker, splattered, stamped, trimmed down and lots of Gold Wink of Stella added all over.  Then it was left over night and the next day I thought…”you know what?  I like this!”  It happens like that sometimes.

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…


  • Paper:  Blushing Bride, Early Espresso, Thick Whisper White cardstock plus watercolor paper
  • Ink:  Daffodil Delight, Pool Party, Real Red, Blushing Bride, Cherry Cobbler and Early Espresso
  • Stamps:  Bloomin’ Love and Timeless Textures
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Bloomin’ Heart Thinlet Dies, Love Blossoms Embellishment Kit, Aqua Painter


  • The Blushing Bride base card is 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored at 5 1/2″
  • The Early Espresso layer is 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″ attached to card front with adhesive
  • The watercolor layer is 4″ x 5 1/4″.  Spray water color paper with water or brush it on to be really wet.  With Aqua Painter drop colors one at a time and let them “work” with the paper.  Pick up the paper and tilt it to encourage colors to interact.  Add more color here and there is you want more intensity.  Let dry.  It will be much lighter in color.  Stamp images you like from Timeless Textures in Early Espresso and Cherry Cobbler.  Add splatters of Early Espresso.  Let dry.  Add to card front with adhesive or Tear Tape.  If you paper is curled, use the heat gun to straighten.
  • Cut the heart from Thick Whisper White with the Bloomin’ Heart Thinlet Die.  Use dots of multipurpose glue to attach to card front.  Cut banner and sentiment and add to card front with dimensionals.  Make bow and attach with glue dots.  The glitter enamel dots are self adhesive and can be placed wherever you want them.

Make someone’s day and send them a Valentine this year.  You can’t tell them after you or they are gone…

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…


That was this morning…but after yoga, I was back in the can!

Be inky…Be HaPpY!


Positive/Negative Hearts…

Do you remember a day or so ago the post Bleeding Heart?  You don’t?  Well, here you go…


This card was made with the negative portion of the cut out.  Today’s post is made with the positive portion…


Isn’t the look so totally different?  This whole thing started with a post I saw from Lydia Fiedler using Frog Tape to cut out her pieces for masking.  You can buy it at any paint or hardware store.  It comes in a yellow roll and peels off your paper like melted butter.

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


  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White and Real Red cardstock, plus watercolor paper
  • Ink:  Real Red or your favorite red watercolor and Basic Black
  • Stamps:  Bloomin’ Love (sentiment) and Timeless Textures
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Bloomin’ Hearts Thinlets, Linen Thread, Watercolor brush or Aqua Painter, Large Number Framelits to cut banner or just “fussy cut”.


  • The Real Red base card is 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″
  • The Thick Whisper White layer is 5 3/8″ x 4 1/8″ attached to card front with adhesive
  • The water color layer is 5 1/4″ x 4″.  Cut heart with framelit and place on water color paper.  Be sure to smooth the edges well…maybe even use your bone folder.  With watered down reinker or watercolor paint, paint over the mask.  Let this dry completely.  Who are we kidding?  Get that heat gun out and dry that sucker!  Now before removing mask, stamp images from the Timeless Textures in Real Red and Basic Black.  Now remove the mask.  Are you dancing yet?
  • Add the Linen Bow to the top.  Stamp the banner/sentiment on Thick Whisper White with Basic Black and cut out with snips or framelit.  Add to card front with dimensionals.

You know what?  Valentines is one of my favorite days of the year.  What’s not to like about telling those you care about how much they mean to you?  It’s a hugs, kisses and sunshine kind of day!

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…


Come play with me…and Be HaPpY!


Yellow Rose of Tennessee…

So this card was saved for last…it’s being sent to my son and daughter-in-love in Florida thanking them for a wonderful Christmas celebration at their house even though they were in the middle of an entire floor renovation and without a kitchen…they pulled it off!  Amy’s favorite color is yellow…

Here’s their card…


Once again I tried to capture the sparkle…And, how about that background?

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…


  • Paper:  The base card is from last month’s Paper Pumpkin.  Thick Whisper White cardstock plus Botanical Gardens Vellum Designer Series Pack
  • Ink:  VersaMark, Basic Black, Pear Pizazz, Crushed Curry, Certainly Celery and Daffodil Delight
  • Stamps:  Birthday Blooms and Rose Wonder (sentiment)
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Rose Garden Thinlets Dies, Wink of Stella (gold and clear), Aqua Painter and Black Embossing Powder


  • The base card is 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″
  • The Vellum layer is 5 1/4″ x 4″.  Color some (not all) of the shapes on the back of the vellum before attaching to the card front with glue dots in the four corners.
  • Stamp the rose on Thick Whisper White in VersaMark and sprinkle with Black Embossing Powder and heat.  With your Aqua Painter full of water use the ink in the lid of your ink pad and paint the light colors first then highlight or shadow with the darker color.  Add the Gold Wink of Stella to the dark areas of the rose and Clear Wink of Stella to the lighter areas.  Oh how I love these pens!  Add the rose to the card front with dimensionals.
  • Stamp the border and sentiment on Thick Whisper White and cut with framelit from Rose Garden Thinlets.  Add to card front with dimensionals.
  • On the inside of this card I placed a strip of the vellum I had colored at the bottom.  It looked so pretty, but I forgot to photo it before it was mailed.  It was a nice touch though…

How is your new year going so far?  Two days in and I’m lovin’ it!

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…



Let’s get inky together…and Be HaPpY!




This is the best masculine stamp set…I’ve told you before I hoard masculine sets (there just aren’t that many good ones).  And, this one is cute to boot!


Irresistable is what I say…Things you might miss…the vellum flower propeller…love it!

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…


  • Paper:  Crumb Cake, Cherry Cobbler, Soft Sky and Thick Whisper White and cardstock Vellum
  • Ink:  Soft Suede, Early Espresso
  • Stamps:  Sky Is the Limit, Brushstrokes (background)
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Small silver brads, Itty Bitty Flower Punch, Deco Labels Framelits


  • The Crumb Cake base card is 5 1/2″ x 8 1/4″, scored at 4 1/4″  The front of the card is stamped with Early Espresso with Brushstrokes background stamp
  • The Cherry Cobbler layer is 4 3/8″ x 3 5/8″ Attached to card front with adhesive
  • The Soft Sky layer is 4 1/4″ x 3 1/2″ attached to Cherry Cobbler layer with adhesive
  • Stamp the plane with Soft Suede and the sentiment with Early Espresso.  Using snips cut the paper to the image in two places at the plane.  Slide the plane image to the top of the framelit and the rest of the paper under where the cutting edge is.  Trim around the plane image and smoke trail.  Cover the plane image with Crystal Effects and let dry completely.  Walk away!
  • Punch a flower with Itty Bitty Flower Punch from cardstock Vellum and attach over propellers with a small silver brad.  Use your piercing tool to punch through both layers at the same time.
  • Add this layer over the Soft Sky layer with dimensionals.

That’s all I’ve got today.  Cooking, washing and ironing to pack for our trip to St. Petersburg this weekend to see “the littles”.  Sure to forget something!

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…


Going to need some extra…

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