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Baby Zoo…

Is there anything more fun than expecting a brand new baby?

In this case it will be a baby boy and his name will be Harrison.  He will be the son of my g’daughter’s best friend.  I’ve known Amy for over a decade and am thrilled to be able to watch her become a mom and participate in planning her a shower along with Kendall…

Harrison is a lengthy name, but I was fortunate to find a frame that would work.

I thought about painting the animals directly on the background, but chickened out afraid I’d mess up and have to start all over.

This little guy is always my favorite…who doesn’t love a teddy bear?

A side view…

Sitting on top.

I’ve probably made a half dozen of these baby framed names and they always are so appreciated.

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…


  • Paper:  Water Color Paper (the background piece is 6″ x 12″ and you’ll need more to stamp and paint the animals.
  • Ink:  Smoky Slate, Powder Pink, Daffodil Delight, Crushed Curry, Soft Sky and Baked Brown Sugar
  • Stamps:  A Little Wild
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Little Loves Framelits, Large Letters Framelits, Round Brush, .005 Black Micron Pen, Dr. Ph Martin’s Cobalt Blue Fine Art Watercolor, White Fun Foam with adhesive back.


  • Cut a strip of watercolor paper 3″ x 12″.  Using a large round brush apply a light coat of the Cobalt Blue then go over just the bottom of the strip of color to darken the shade just at the bottom.  Let dry.
  • Cut letters of name from White Fun Foam that comes with a sticky back.  Apply Multipurpose Adhesive Strips to back of watercolor paper you just painted.  Cut letters from strip of watercolor paper.   Attach painted letters to top of White Fun Foam letters.
  • I have all the animals in this stamp set cut apart so I can use them singularly or together.  You can always put them back together on the acrylic block when you need both sides.
  • Stamp animals on separate piece of watercolor paper.  The elephant was stamped with Smoky Slate and with a damp brush I pulled the color inside the lines.  Add Powder Pink inside ears and on cheeks.  Go over detail lines with Black Micron Pen.  Cut out with coordinating framelit.  You’ll need to trim the top.
  • The lion was stamped in Crushed Curry.  I pulled the color in on his body with a damp brush then added Daffodil Delight to his head.  Add Powder Pink for his cheeks and use Micron Pen to add details.  Cut out with framelit.
  • The Bear was stamped with Baked Brown Sugar pulling in the stamped lines with a damp brush.  I added Daffodil Delight to his face and body and Powder Pink for his cheeks and ears.  Use Micron Pen for details.  The beehive was stamped in Crushed Curry and painted with Daffodil Delight.  Bees were Soft Sky on the wings and details added with Micron Pen.  Cut out with framelit.
  • Line up your letters on background 6″ x 12″ or whatever size you are using and place your animals where you think you’d like them to sit.  Pull off the protective backing of the Fun Foam and attach.  The animals were added with multipurpose glue.
  • Place inside your frame and enjoy.  I did make a full tag with the elephant to use on the wrapped package.

Got through my first FaceTime OnStage rehearsal yesterday.  Need to shave about a minute off my presentation…but at least I got everything stamped!  Donna and Brandy gave me some great tips so we’ll see how it goes at the next FaceTime rehearsal on the 25th!

Hope your “hump” day is awesome…

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…


Stay inky…Be HaPpY!




It’s for Jack…

Last week I posted a card intended to go along with today’s post which is a gift celebrating a new grandbaby for really good friends.  The new baby boy’s name is Jack so I made this for his room…

There’s even the matching tag when this gets all wrapped up.

The bear is attached to the mat.

I’m in love with these little guys!

This frame is an 8 x 10 with a 5 x 7 opening in what was a plain white mat from Hobby Lobby.  It can stand up on a table top or be hung on the wall.

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…


  • Paper:  Water color paper 6″ x 8″
  • Ink:  Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, Crushed Curry, Daffodil Delight, Smoky Slat and Powder Pink
  • Stamps:  A Little Wild and Letters for You
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Dauber, Little Loves Framelit Dies, Small Round Brush, Black Micron Pen and Water Colors


  • Make your water color paper at least 1″ larger than the mat opening.  Stamp the letters in Daffodil Delight that has been stamped off.  Stamp animals with Archival Basic Black.
  • Paint your letters first letting them dry and see if they need a second coat.  Once dry, outline with Black Micron Pen.
  • Stamp animals where they fit best for your name and color with reinkers listed above.  The bear was stamped on a water color paper scrap and cut out with the framelit.
  • The mat was dotted with a dauber and Smoky Slate and then the bear was placed in the lower left corner with multipurpose glue.

I hope this little frame will inspire you to make some personalized gifts for your family and friends.

Today Sweetums and I left to drive to Norfolk, VA, to pick up our daughter who is flying in from Seoul, SK, where she and her husband have been stationed for 2-1/2 years!  We are so excited to have her back in the states.  Still not sure when he will be able to follow, but we are hoping soon!

Thanks for stopping by.

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

today just might be that day!

Stay inky with me…be HaPpY!




Twice the Fun…

Recently a friend of mine became a grandmother for the first time…with TWINS!

We have all enjoyed waiting with her for the arrival…which happened this past weekend six weeks early.  Both babies are doing well and she is beyond words excited to welcome this little girl and boy to her world.

To celebrate their arrival I will be giving her this frame to proudly display their first pictures…

This frame will hold three 4″ x 6″ photos, but I chose to add their names to the center panel.

Their cute little names were cut from Designer Series Paper Birthday Memories with the Little Letters Framelits Dies.

This little retro “cutie” was cut from the same DSP using a framelit for her…

And this little foxy friend carrying his welcoming banner was also cut from the same DSP with a framelit.

This was a fun project completed in an afternoon thinking how amazing it will be to bring home two little babies.  Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…


  • Paper:  Birthday Memories Designer Series Paper, Thick Whisper White Cardstock plus Water Color Paper
  • Ink:  Archival Basic Black
  • Stamps:  Birthday Delivery, Lovely Friends
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Little Letters Framelits, Birthday Friends Framelits, Blue & Pink water colors, Large Round Brush, Journaling Pen and frame from Big Box Store


  • Cut letters for name from DSP and another set from Thick Whisper White Cardstock and glue together with multipurpose glue.
  • The water color paper was cut to fit inside the center panel.  Wet one half of paper with water and apply water color.  Let the paper do most of the work for you.  Don’t worry about making the color solid.  A little variation in color is more interesting.  Once this half is dry repeat for the second color.  Let this dry completely before working with it.
  • Draw placement line for name (and maybe a date if you aren’t having twins) and add letter/numbers with multipurpose glue.  Stamp in center is from Lovely Friends.  I selectively inked just the “and” from one of the stamps and used the scroll from another.
  • Cut a set of balloons from DSP (just the balloons) and add to this panel.  Draw strings with a black journaling pen.  This panel was glued inside the center panel.  I then reinserted the piece of paper that came with the frame.  I would have cut a piece of cardstock, but it would have taken a 12 x 12 piece of Whisper White cardstock and I didn’t one…
  • The little girl, fox and banner were cut from the DSP using coordinating framelits.  Also cut the same images from Thick Whisper White Cardstock and glue together.  Fussy cut a set of balloons including strings from DSP.  Glue this cutout to a piece of Thick Whisper White with multipurpose glue and “fussy cut” .
  • Add all of these pieces to the frame front with Strip Adhesive.

Hope this post inspires you to create some home décor as a gift or for your own home.

My Mother’s Day weekend was filled with flowers…

Aren’t they gorgeous?  And babies…

A really special day…hope yours was too!

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

Dedicated to those of us who have lost our moms…

Come get inky with me…Be HaPpY!



Foxy Thank You…

If you have been following along, there have been several posts related to the anticipated arrival of our newest addition to the family in March.  Today I’ll share the set of “thank you” notes made to coordinate with the theme of my g’daughter’s nursery and shower including the invitations she and I worked on together…

Using her “woodland” theme, here are the note cards…

and a close up…

I will tell you I did use the MISTI tool to stamp the sentiment and tree at the same time.  Stampin’ Up! doesn’t carry a similar tool (maybe in the future?) but it has made this project so much easier and faster not mention perfectly aligned and stamped.

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…


  • Paper:  Whisper White 3-1/2″ x 5″ notecards, plus Thick Whisper White Cardstock
  • Ink:  Pear Pizazz, Archival Basic Black and Calypso Coral
  • Stamps:  Foxy Friends and All Things Thanks
  • Tools:  Micron Black .005 Pen, Window Sheet


  • Stamp the tree at lower left corner in Pear Pizazz and sentiment centered top in Archival Basic Black.
  • Cut a piece of Window Sheet 2-5/8″ x 4″.  Center this sheet over card front and mark in pencil all four corners.  Using the .005 Black Micron Pen (you could substitute the Project Life Journaling Pen) draw the loops at each corner then connect with wavy line.  Where images are met, skip the border line and start again after image.
  • Stamp fox on scrap Thick Whisper White CS in Calypso Coral and face features in Archival Basic Black.  Fussy cut the image and attach to card front overlapping the tree with dimensionals.

Hopefully I can share pictures of the occasion with you early next week.

So today is Valentines…do you have any special plans?  Sweetums and I are cooking a meal together and maybe sharing something very chocolate!

Look what is blooming in my front yard!…

These are so dainty…maybe 5″ tall.

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

all.  the.  time.

And keep those fingers inky…you’ll be HaPpY!


ETA 3/20/17…

That’s right…estimated time of arrival is March 20th!  I’m talking about a baby addition to our family that will make some aunts, some uncles, grandmother and father.  For me…great grandmother!  Sweetums and I are over the moon excited to meet this little guy who has already been named Henry David Young.

So it seemed natural that I would help my granddaughter, Kendall, with some baby shower invitations.  We went through a mock-up and tweaks here and there until she was happy with the design.  Here’s what we came up with…


Isn’t that the cutest?  Kendall has chosen woodland forest theme for her nursery and decorated it herself.  It is just the sweetest thing and perfect for a little guy to come home to.

Here’s a peek inside…


You can only imagine I’m sure,  how much fun these were to make.

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits


  • Paper:  Crumb Cake 3-1/2″ x 5″ Notecards/Envelopes, Thick Whisper White, Dapper Denim, Smoky Slate and Old Olive Cardstock, plus Dazzling Diamonds Glitter Paper
  • Ink:  Archival Basic Black, Old Olive, Crumb Cake and Early Espresso
  • Stamps:  Always An Adventure
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Outdoor Adventure Framelits, Rotating Alaphabet Stamp


  • The Thick Whisper White layer on front panel of Crumb Cake notecard is 3-3/8″ x 4-7/8″ attached with SNAIL
  • The Dapper Denim layer is 3-1/4″ x 4-3/4″.  Cut Clouds at top of this layer then attach over Whisper White layer with SNAIL
  • Cut trees from Old OLive and mountains from Smoky Slate.  Add mountains then trees with multipurpose glue.  Cut “snow” for mountains from Dazzling Diamonds Glitter Paper and add to tops of three mountains with multipurpose glue.
  • Stamp on scrap Whisper White the bear in Early Espresso and cut with coordinating framelit.  Using sponge mat and rounded end of pen or piercer tool, lay bear face down and soften fibers in paper to give a rounded effect to bear.  Add to lower right side with dimensional.
  • Stamp road sign in Crumb Cake on scrap Whisper White CS and cut with coordinating framelit.  Set Rotating Alaphabet Stamp with the word “baby”, then stamp with Archival Basic Black Ink on top of road sign.  Add to card front at lower left side with multipurpose glue.
  • Inside the first layer is Dapper Denim and measures 3-3/8″ x 4-7/8″.  Attached with SNAIL.
  • The Whisper White layer measures 3-1/4″ x 4-3/4″.  The lines were stamped with a really old retired SU! stamp.  You could type this information up on your computer and print out to add to the inside.  Mine were handwritten with invitation information.  The word “shower” was set up just like the “baby” on the card front with the Rotating stamp.  Cut arrow from Dapper Denim scraps and add with multipurpose glue.

Here are a couple of shots of Henry’s room so you can see how these invitations imitate the décor…



So with eight weeks to go, we are all sitting on “ready!”

Thanks for stopping by and taking a look today…

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…



And to stay HaPpY …you need to be inky!



Baby Love…

Today I confess this Baby Bear stamp has not been in my possession more than an hour…but I did have this frame all ready just waiting to make my sweet teddy bear and sit him on this shelf…


Wouldn’t this be the sweetest gift for a new mother expecting a baby girl?  And the baby kitty and bunny just make it that much cuter.

Here are the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…if you need directions fro the shadow box frame, you can find them here…


  • Paper:  Whisper White, Melon Mambo Cardstock plus Playful Palette and Pop of Pink Designer Series Paper
  • Ink:  Basic Black, Blushing Bride, Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Soft Suede and Smoky Slate…plus Daffodil Delight and Soft Sky Markers
  • Stamps:  Festive Fireplace (shelf), Baby Bear and Made With Love
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Small Bow Punch, Hearth & Home Thinlets Die (shelf), oval piercing pattern, Decorative Label Punch


  • This shadow box was made with Rose Red Cardstock 12″ x 12″.  The opening measures 4-1/2″ square.
  • The Playful Palette DSP in the background is 4-1/2″…I had to trim mine a smidge to keep it from buckling.  Attached with multipurpose glue.
  • Stamp sentiment in Basic Black and color with markers.  Use piercing pattern for oval, then punch with Decorative Label Punch.  Add to background with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • Stamp the shelf twice in Soft Suede and cut with thinlet in Home & Hearth.  Cut the ends off each shelf and overlap to the width of the frame then glue together with multipurpose glue.  Add to shadow frame with Stampin’ Strip.
  • Stamp bunny and kitty with Basic Black and use Aqua Painter to lightly color leaving some white highlights with Smoky Slate (kitty) and Soft Suede (bunny).  Fussy cut and add to shelf with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • Three-step stamp the baby bear.  I used Crumb Cake stamped off for the first stamp, Crumb Cake straight up for second stamp and Early Espress for the last stamp.  Magic!  The bear was then “fussy cut” and added to the shadow box shelf with Stampin’ Strips because they are just a little fatter than the dimensionals.
  • Stamp the bow with Blushing Bride and “fussy cut”.  Add to baby bear with glue dots.
  • The bigger bow on the top of the frame was punched from Pop of Pink DSP and added with glue dots.

Man!  I wish I knew more people having babies…I feel like making all sorts of baby cards with this set.  Think I’ll try some wedding cards after I made a baby boy shadow box.  Unfortunately this will all have to wait until I get back from watching my g’son play in his first state baseball tournament…

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…


Love me some coffee…

Be HaPpY!…get inky!



It’s the Little Things…

The sentiment on the inside of today’s card post read, “Sometimes the smallest things take the most room in your heart.”  Awwww…can you stand it?  Take a peek…


This one would make a cute baby card for a little girl.  Let’s take a peek at the inside…


Love it!  Done in blues this would make a cute little boy card too.  You are going to kill me…this card uses three stamp sets, two punches and a good look at the new specialty DSP called Pop of Pink.  It was so much fun to make!

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…


  • Paper:  Basic Black and Thick Whisper White cardstock plus Pop of Pink Specialty DSP
  • Ink:  Basic Black, Melon Mambo, Smoky Slate
  • Stamps:  Love You Lots, Layering Love (inside sentiment) and Thoughtful Banners (front sentiment)
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Linen Thread, White Seam Binding, Duet Banner Punch, Balloon Bouquet Punch, Circles Framelits (retired), Aqua Pen


  • Punch smallest balloon from DSP.  Add three dimensionals to back and cover front with Crystal Effects or glue from thin tip bottle and let dry out of the way.
  • The Thick Whisper White base card is 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored at 5 1/2″
  • The first Basic Black layer is 5 1/4″ x 4″ attached to the card front with adhesive.
  • The Melon Mambo layer is 5″ x 3 3/4″ attached with adhesive over the Basic Black layer
  • The first horizontal Basic Black layer is 2 1/8″ x 5″ with a DSP layer 2″ x 4 7/8″ attached with adhesive.  Attach these two layer to card front about 1/2″ from bottom of card.
  • The second horizontal Basic Black layer is 1 7/8″ x 4 5/8″ with a DSP layer 1 3/4″ x 4 1/2″ attached with adhesive.  Attach these two layers to card front about 1/2″ from top of card and overlapping the first two layers.
  • The last Horizontal Basic Black layer is 1 7/8″ x 3 1/8″ with a DSP layer 1 3/4″ x 3″ attached with adhesive.  Wrap a piece of seam binding around the left end and attach to back with adhesive.  Attach these two layers to card front about 1/4″ from the bottom.
  • On a scrap of Thick Whisper White stamp the elephant with Basic Black.  Cut out with whatever circle punch or framelit.  This one is 2 1/2″ round.  Dampen the image with water from an Aqua Pen then use ink from lid of Smoky Slate.  Leave some areas with no color.  Come back and darken areas indicated by designer’s shade marks.  Add a little Melon Mambo lightly to the cheek area.  Awww…  I have cut fun foam with same framelit and glued to back of the elephant then to the card.
  • If your balloon is dry, pace where you want it and dry a line to trunk and add a small bow with a journal pen.
  • Stamp your banner punch and sentiment on scrap and punch.  I used the Melon Mambo marker to color stripes.  Add to card front with dimensionals.
  • Make loops with seam binding and tie in center with Linen Thread.  Add over previously place seam binding with glue dot.
  • Inside there is a Basic Black layer 3″ x 4 1/2″ with a 2 7/8″ x 4 3/8″ piece of Whisper White attached with adhesive.  Stamp sentiment in Basic Black and add heart with Melon Mambo.  Attach to inside of card with adhesive.

I do love this little card…wish somebody would have a little girl so I could send it out.  Seriously though, I think this card could also be used for a birthday…you having one?

Hope you enjoyed seeing products from the new catalog used on this little card.  This is such an exciting time of the year!

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…


Oh my goodness this is so true…what would we do without our girl friends?

I’m inky…and HaPpY!



Hoppy Baby…

A new baby…is there anything sweeter?  Calls for the sweetest baby card ever…


That little bunny just melts my heart!  This card sketch was in my emails and I immediately sketched into my plans for the week.  It’s interesting isn’t it?  Stampin’ Up! has such great designer series papers…it makes coordinating simple.

Here’s the inside…


This stamp set, Made With Love, also has a kitten and baby deer with the best greetings to go along with them.

So, just in case you are expecting a bundle of love or know someone who is, here is the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…


  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White, Blushing Bride, Shimmery White Cardstock plus Love Blossoms DSP
  • Ink:  Memento Black, Crumb Cake, Pear Pizazz and Soft Sky
  • Stamps:  Made With Love
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Blushing Bride 1/8″ Ribbon, Linen Thread, 1/2″ Circle Punch and Small Scallop Circle Punch, Circle Framelits, Itty Bitty Flower Punch, Basic Pearls and Happy Hearts Embossing Folder


  • The Thick Whisper White base card is 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″.
  • The Blushing Bride layer is 4″ x 5 1/4″ attached to card front with adhesive.
  • The Whisper White layers is 3 3/4″ x 5″ embossed with Happy Hearts Embossing Folder
  • The first DSP layer is 2″ x 5″ attached to Whisper White layer 1/2″ from left edge with adhesive
  • The second DSP layer is 1 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ and the Whisper White layer is 1 5/8″ x 3 5/8″ attached together with adhesive and to Whisper White embossed layer with adhesive
  • The third DSP layer is 1 1/2″ x 4″ attached to a Whisper White layer that is 1 5/8″ x 4 1/8″ then both layers are attached to Whisper White layer with adhesive.
  • Attach a strip of ribbon around all these layers with adhesive.  Now attach this multi-layered piece on top of the Blushing Bride layer on card front with adhesive.
  • Cut a circle with Circle Framelits 2 3/4″ in diameter from Shimmery White Cardstock.  Stamp just the bunny image slightly off center.  Add water to image with small paint brush and use watered down Crumb Cake to color bunny while still wet. Leave the tail and inside the ear white.  Moisten the sky area and use Soft Sky to paint.  Do the same with grass and Pear Pizazz.  Add this layer to card front with dimensionals.
  • Punch Scallop circle in Blushing Bride.  Stamp sentiment in Basic Black and punch with 1/2″ Circle Punch.  Attach to Blushing Bride circle with Tombow glue.  Add two Basic Pearls to left side of sentiment.  Add to card front circle with dimensional.
  • Punch two Itty Bitty Flowers in Blushing Bride, add pearls to centers and to card front with glue dots.
  • Loop Blushing Bride ribbon and tie with Linen Thread.  Add to card front with glue dots.
  • The inside layers are 3 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ Blushing Bride and 3 3/8″ x 4 3/8″ Whisper White layered together with adhesive.  Stamp sentiment and bird in Basic Black.  Color bird with Daffodil Delight with reinker.
  • The envelope flap was given a coordinating DSP flap.

Several of these in different nursery colors would be an excellent idea.  It’s all abut Time Management!

Well, it’s Friday and the start to a wonderful spring weekend.  There’s so much to do outside I don’t even know where to start…just pick a corner and start!

Hope you are planning a great weekend too…thanks for stopping by today.

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…


The trick is to remember them!

Are you HaPpY?  Get yourself inky!



Here’s another idea for the Easter Lamb stamp set that makes this set much more versatile than it appears…


To welcome a new little one, the baby shower, announcements and a birthday.  This little set will definitely come in handy.

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…


  • Paper:  Pool Party and Whisper White cardstock. Plus Have A Cuppa DSP (bet you didn’t think that?)
  • Ink:  Basic Black, Blushing Bride and Bermuda Bay
  • Stamps:  Easter Lamb and Suite Sayings (sentiment)  Oh so cute!
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Ok I admit I am a hoarder of yards of Vanilla Flower Trim.  Seriously I have four packs!  But look …you can color it with reinker to match your project!  Large Oval Punch, Linen Thread, Ovals Framelits and 1/4″ Pool Party ribbon.  You could use white seam binding…pretty!


  • The Pool Party base card is 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ scored at 4 1/4″
  • The DSP is 5 3/8″ x 4 1/8″.  Use the larger oval framelit to cut toward the top of this piece, then attach to card front with adhesive.
  • Use one smaller oval framelit placed inside the oval already cut and run through Big Shot.  There’s your window all framed for you…
  • Stamp the lamb on scrap Whisper White in Basic Black ink and color inside ears and cheeks with Blushing Bride and a Blender Pen.  Attach with glue dots inside card peeking through the window.
  • Spritz your flower with water and add a couple of drops of Bermuda Bay reinker.  Use a paper towel to remove extra ink.  Dry with heat gun if you can’t wait for it to dry…that’s me!  Make bow loops and tie with Linen Thread in center.  Add flower with glue dots and then glue dot bow under window.
  • Stamp sentiment on scrap Whisper White in Basic Black ink and punch with Large Oval Punch.  Add to card front below bow with adhesive.

This has been a crazy day and I’m sliding in here by the skin of my teeth.  Hope you like today’s project and you are getting your fingers inky this weekend.

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…


Have you ever laughed hysterically and cried at the same time?

Let’s get inky together and Be HaPpY!



Peek-A-Boo Elephant…

Taking a break from the Rose Wonder set today to show you a baby card using the Playful Pals stamp set and Pyramid Pal Thinlets…


Awwww…isn’t he the cutest little thing?  One of my very best friends is expecting her first grandson in March.  She was the one who always said “I don’t want grandchildren.”  She has worked with children all her professional life and felt they were her grandchildren.

I’d shake my head at her and say, “You have no idea what your are saying!”  Now she’s gone all gaga on us…

Today is the baby shower and the framed animals posted earlier this week is one of my gifts.  The new lil’ guy’s nursery is in an animal theme as are all my gifts so this works perfectly!

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…


  • Paper:  3 1/2″ x 5″ Whisper White notecard, Garden Green cardstock plus Cherry On Top DSP Stack
  • Ink:  Basic Gray and Basic Black
  • Stamps:  Playful Pals, Tin of Cards (border squiggles) and Sweet Sayings (sentiment)
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Pyramid Pals Thinlets Dies


The base card is 3 1/2″ x 5″

  • The Garden Green layer is 3 3/8″ x 4 7/8″
  • The Thick Whisper White layer is 3 1/4″ x 4 3/4″.  Stamp border first.  Cut out one side of pyramid box and cut off one triangle.  Cut ears from contrasting paper…remember, turn the paper over to cut one of the ears!  Stamp the trunk with Basic Gray.  I used tear tape for three sides of triangle, stuck down at the bottom only so the ears could be placed correctly, then stuck down the triangle sides.  Add trunk with glue dots or multipurpose glue.   Stamp sentiment at top with Basic Black.  The grass was cut and placed down with a dimensional strip.
  • Now stamp the eyes and cut out with thinlets.   Place with a piece of dimensional.  Is he cute or what?

You know how I went nutso making the pyramid animals…now there will be lots of kiddo cards with animals for Valentines, birthdays, etc…I love my job!

Hope you enjoyed this post and also the weekend…

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…


It’s a thought…

Get inky this weekend…Be HaPpY!