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We Have a Baby!!!

Yes, we do have a new member to our family, born on his due date…

How cute is he?  Meet Henry David Young, 6 lbs. 11 oz., 18 1/2″ tall!


Now that I shared that very important update, here’s another “bunnie” card for this spring season…

It would be easy to change this girl bunny to a boy by using Soft Sky Cardstock for the scalloped square and the bow placed at the bunny’s neck.

a little close up.

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…


  • Paper:  3-1/2″ x 5″ Whisper White Notecard, Blushing Bride and Thick Whisper White Cardstock, plus Oh So Succulent Designer Series Paper.
  • Ink:  Blushing Bride
  • Stamps:  None
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Square Scalloped Framelits, Bow Builder Punch,  Oval Punch, Small Oval Punch, Hearts Framelits, Sponge Dauber, Googlie Eyes, Medium Hole Punch, Basic Black Marker or Journaling Pen and Floral Affection Embossing Folders


  • Using Floral Affection EF, add impress to lower front of card.
  • Cut the Scalloped Square Blushing Bride background piece.  Attach to top of notecard.
  • Punch two Whisper White ovals and two Blushing Bride small ovals.  Attach together with SNAIL.
  • Cut Whisper White heart with framelit and turn upside down.  Add Basic Black nose punched with medium hole punch with multipurpose glue or glue dot.
  • Add Blushing Bride cheeks using sponge dauber and whiskers with Basic Black marker or journaling pen.
  • Add googlie eyes (any big box store sells these) with multipurpose glue.
  • Add multipurpose glue to bottom of ears and attach to back of heart.
  • Punch bow and assemble.  Add to point of heart for a girl or to bottom of face for a boy.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

be unstoppable.

And inky.  Always be inky and you’ll be HaPpY!



Down the Rabbit Hole…



Everybody loves bunnies this time of the year.  I actually sent a video of two baby bunnies munching on snacks to my daughter-in-love and asked if “the littles” could have a bunny for Easter.  Her response was emphatic…and negative!

So I will content myself with these cute bunnies jumping into their rabbit holes as thank yous to my peeps this month…

How cute is that?

and they multiplied!

Those rosebuds were so popular (I loved them) and I have hoarded them all this time.  They were spritzed with Blushing Bride…

Would you like one of these notecards?  I’d be happy to send you one to thank you for your online order.  Just click the “shop now” star in the right column and shop to your heart’s content!

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


  • Paper:  3-1/2″ x 5″ Whisper White Notecard, Blushing Bride, Thick Whisper White and Basic Black Cardstock
  • Ink:  None!
  • Stamps:  None!
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Scalloped Squares Framelits, Stitched Circle Framelits, Oval and Small Oval Punch, Decorative Dots Embossing Folder (retired).  You could substitute a cotton ball or white pom-pom for his tail if you didn’t hoard the roses like I did


  • Cut Blushing Bride Scalloped Square from Blushing Bride and emboss with your choice of EF.  Add to top front of notecard with multipurpose glue or SNAIL
  • Cut the larger Stitiched Circle from Basic Black with Framelit and add to card front with multipurpose glue
  • Cut the smaller circle using Stitched Circle Framelits and Thick Whisper White CS.  Add over Basic Black circle with dimensionals.
  • Punch two Thick Whisper White ovals with Oval Punch (or framelits if you have those) and two Blushing Bride ovals using the Small Oval Punch (or framelit).  Glue the smaller oval on top.  Add “toes” with Basic Black Marker.  Use multipurpose glue to add feet to white circle.
  • Add tail of your choice…I’m smiling as I type this!

I have traveled to Seiverville, TN to attend a retreat with Jackie Bultje (The Pampered Stamper) and will return tomorrow with all the excitement of the weekend.  Be sure to stop by tomorrow!

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

all.  the.  time…

But I’m inky and 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!


Can You Case It #62…Designer’s Choice

March weather is fickle…one day it’s spring.

The next day is winter.

It’s maddening.

So let’s create together.

This week’s challenge at Can you Case It ( is a Designer’s Choice.  You can do that.  Make your favorite type of card and post it by Friday at noon.  Winners are announced and badges are awarded.  Be brave my little peep!

Here’s a card that incorporates the new Sheer Perfection Vellum.  You will be seeing several new projects featuring this new product…


The chocolate bunny is retired 🙁 but he was just so perfect for this Wisteria Wonder garden.  Here is the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…


  • Paper:  Wisteria Wonder, Whisper White, Basic Black cardstock, plus Sheer Perfection Vellum Stack
  • Ink:  Early Expresso, Memento Black, Wisteria Wonder plus VersMark
  • Stamps:  Lovely Amazing You (sentiment)
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Basic Pearls, Itty Bitty Flower Punch, Linen Thread, Wisteria Wonder Seam Binding, Black Embossing Powder and Spring Flowers EF


  • The Basic Black base card is 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored at 5 1/2″
  • The Wisteria Wonder layer is 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″, embossed with Spring Flowers EF attached to card front with adhesive
  • The Whisper White layer is 3″ x 5 3/8″
  • Stamp sentiment on vellum layer in VersaMark and cover with black embossing powder and heat from the back.
  • The Sheer Perfection Vellum is 3″ x 5 3/8″, colored on back side with Wisteria Wonder marker then attached to Whisper White layer with Fast Fuze
  • Wrap Wisteria Wonder Seam Binding around bottom of vellum and attach with adhesive to back.  Add this layer to card front with dimensionals.
  •  Make bow and attach with glue dots.
  • Stamp bunny or whatever you choose on scrap Whisper White and “fussy cut”.  Add with dimensionals to card front overlapping vellum layer.
  • Punch flowers in Wisteria Wonder cardstock and add with glue dots.  Add basic pearls to centers of flowers and to the critter you made for card front.
  • Inside I have a layer of Whisper White.

This card will find its way into the mail system delivering Easter/Spring wishes to someone special.

Hope you are having an awesome day and feel inspired by something you have seen today.

Be sure to stop by again tomorrow…

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…


Get yourself inky…Be HaPpY!




Happy Bunny…

So yesterday I posted an Easter card with this same stamp set.  I mentioned I had been working (playing) with this single stamp and had made several cards not associated with Easter at all.  Meaning you could seriously use this stamp for occasions all year long so don’t put it up in your seasonal stamps.

Here’s my “Happy” bunny card…


See what I mean?  This could be a thank you card.  I just love this little dancing bunny.  Couldn’t you just see it saying “Dance like no one is watching”?

Want the Stuff ‘N Digits for this notecard?  Here you go…


  • Paper:  3 1/2″ x 5″ Whisper White notecard, Soft Sky and Whisper White cardstock
  • Ink:  Memento Black, Pear Pizazz, Crisp Cantaloupe and Calypso Coral
  • Stamps:  Happy Easter Bunny, Perfect Petals, Crazy About You (sentiment) and Work of Art (grass)
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Linen Thread, Perfect Polka Dots EF, Ovals Framelits, Blendability Pens and Calypso Coral Pom Pom Trim


  • The Soft Sky layer is 3 1/4″ x 4 3/4″
  • The ovals framelit is the third from largest or whatever size you want your oval to be
  • Stamp the bunny with Memento Black ink and color with Blendability pens.  I used gray but you could also use brown for the bunny too.
  • Fussy cut the bunny.  I cut right through his one arm to get inside that loop and just laid it down with dimensionals.  You can’t even tell.
  • Stamp your grass with the small “swoosh” in Work of Art set, then the stems from Perfect Petals.
  • I first stamped a line of Crisp Cantaloupe flowers and went over it with Calypso Coral flowers.
  • Now run your Soft Sky layer through the Big Shot with the Perfect Polka Dots EF.  Crisscross your Linen Thread at the bottom and attach to notecard with regular adhesive.
  • Add your bunny with dimensionals  to the oval and the tail with a glue dot.  Attach to card front with Tombow Glue.

This card is so cute and dimensional in person.  He or she would be perfect for a baby shower gift card “Welcome Baby” or a child’s birthday.  Yep, this is a good little stamp to have in your stash.  Just click on the “Shop Now” star and send it to your door!

All our snow is melting today, but Zoe  (fur baby and boss of everything) and I got out and walked the cart path on the golf course.  The course itself had not been disturbed and it made for a gorgeous walk this morning.  It’s the little things…

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…


And even though I don’t have to get out and work any more, the weekends are still special in this house.  Sweetum’s  and I have date night every Friday night….Yay!

Get those fingers inky…you’ll be HaPpY!

I stamped the “Happpy” and “You Make” on scrap Whisper White and trimmed on trimmer then tagged the ends with Hexagon punch.  Both were attached with dimensionals.


Irresistible Easter Bunny…

Hopefully next month when the Easter Bunny arrives the weather will be more spring-like.  We are close to negative temps here in the south and we are not used to that.  Can you say freezing?

Looking at all that is going on in the northeast, I’m feeling guilty even complaining.  So, I’m looking forward to spring and warmer temps and have made this cute little framed piece for one of my “littles”.


Awwww…isn’t that the sweetest?  Want the Stuff ‘N Digits?  Here you go…


  • Paper:  Painted Blooms (background) and Irresistibly Yours DSP (FREE in the Sale-A-Bration Catalog)
  • Ink:  Blushing Bride and Lost Lagoon
  • Stamps:  Sophisticated Serifs
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  The frame is from the April ’14 Paper Pumpkin and is still available, Tissue Paper (flower), Linen Thread, Crystal Button, Hello Thinlits, Smallest Oval Framelit, Build A Bouquet Die and Small Oval Punch


  • The background paper is 4″ x 4″
  • Stamp name in Lost Lagoon.  If your name is too long for the frame, try using monogram initials instead.
  • Sponge Blushing Bride ink over a piece of the Irresistibly Yours paper.
  • Cut bunny body with smallest Oval Framelit.
  • Cut 4 pieces with the small Oval Punch
  • Attach ears and feet with glue dots.
  • Cut three of the small flower on the Build A Bouquet Die with three layers of tissue paper.  Glue together and “squish”  to make the bloom more dimensional.
  • Glue crystal button and then linen thread bow inside flower.
  • Add the stamped background paper to the inside of the frame.
  • With glue dots add the bunny to the glass outside of the frame.
  • Cut the “hello” from the resist DSP and add with glue dots.

This took no time at all to put together and I know she will love this on the shelf over her desk for Easter.

So tomorrow is Valentines.  It will be so cold here we decided to cook filets and celebrate by cooking the meal together and sharing some wine.  Sounds great to me!  Hope you have an awesome Valentine’s too…

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…


I’m inky…and HaPpY!