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Brusho!

So everyone knows now that Stampin’ Up! has added a dry color pigment to our product line.  I couldn’t be happier…Happy dance!

Page 26 of the Occasions Catalog shows using Brusho to create backgrounds…and they do that beautifully.  But today’s post shows another way to use this new product.

The Sheltering Tree stamp creates the focal point for this landscape on watercolor paper.

This close up shot shows the Clear Wink of Stella added after the colors were dry.

The colors seem to explode on the wet watercolor paper.

This medium is going to be hot.  It is so much fun to play with and the results are amazing.  Now I know the catalog shows punching holes in the container lid, but you have much more control of where the color lands if you use a small dry brush kind of like a shovel, scoop up some crystals and tap your index finger lightly on the brush handle directly over the area you want the color to be.

Probably going to do another “live” video on my facebook page to demonstrate…

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

Stuff

  • Paper:  This Whisper White and Dapper Denim Cardstock, plus watercolor paper
  • Ink:  Early Espresso and Archival Basic Black plus Smoky Slate Marker
  • Stamps:  Sheltering Tree
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Brusho Crystal Colour Yellow, Gamboge, Prussian Blue, Moss Green, Clear Wink of Stella, Small dry brush, palette knife, Aqua Painter, Adhesive Strips

Digits

  • The Thick Whisper White base card is 4-1/4″ x 11″.  Score, fold and burnished at 5-1/2″.
  • The watercolor paper is 3-1/4″ x 4-3/4″.
  • Stamp Sheltering Tree slightly off center.
  • With Aqua Painter filled with water wet the area where you want the leaves on the tree.  Using small dry brush and Yellow Crystals scoop colour onto brush and tap the brush handle lightly with your index finger.  Reload brush and continue adding the amount of yellow you want.  The shake the yellow crystal back into contain and close.  Repeat with the Gamboge crystals over the same area.  You can also spritz to move the colors once on the paper.  Let tree dry.  Add Clear Wink of Stella on the tree leaves.
  • Wet the sky area and repeat the dry brush technique to add Prussian Blue to sky.  This color is intense and doesn’t take as many crystals.  If you want, you can remove some color with a wadded tissue to create clouds.
  • Wet the area at the bottom leaving a dry area between ground and tree leaves.  Add Moss Green crystals.  While this is still wet, use your palette knife or the edge of a credit card and pull lines up from the wet color to create more texture that resembles grass.
  • Once the ground color is dry, use your Smoky Slate marker to add a tree trunk shadow.
  • This layer was added to the card front with Adhesive Strips.
  • The Thinking of You sentiment was stamped in Archival Basic Black on scrap Thick Whisper White, trimmed and added with SNAIL.
  • Inside there is a layer of Dapper Denim 3-3/8″ x 4-3/8″ with a layer of Whisper White over it 3-1/4″ x 4-1/4″

Hopefully I’ll be able to get a video done with this product soon.  There will be another Brusho post this week.

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

good to know…

Come get inky with me…Be HaPpY!

 

 

B

Sweet Soiree…

 

This suite of products has every possible embellishment, and on this card I used several…did I over do it?  There’s no “over doing” when it comes to embellishments!  The more the merrier…

Oh shoot!  I forgot the sequins…(kidding)

There are several layers in this background…maybe a Sunday afternoon video?

Gold is back in the fashion world and in stamping too!

And a peek inside.

Here is the Stuff ‘N Digits for this card…

Stuff

  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White, Pool Party and Gold Foil Cardstock plus Vellum and Watercolor paper
  • Ink:  Archival Basic Black and Tranquil Tide plus VersaMark
  • Stamps:  Cake Soiree
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  1/8″ Gold Ribbon, Linen Thread, Sweet Cake Framelits Dies, Gold Embossing Powder, Sweet Soiree Decorative Masks, sponge dauber

Digits

  • The Thick Whisper White base card is 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score, fold and burnish at 4-1/4″.
  • The Gold Foil layer is 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″ attached with multipurpose glue.
  • The watercolor layer is 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″.  With Tranquil Tide and Pool Party Ink Pad, cover the surface of a “F” Acrylic Block.  Spritz with water and “stamp” the watercolor paper.  Leave in place a few seconds to give the paper time to absorb the color.  Lift straight up.  Gorgeous! Right?
  • Using the rose stencil from the Sweet Soiree Decorative Masks and a sponge dauber with Tranquil Tide ink add three roses to the lower right corner.  Make the middle rose full size and tuck the other two behind the corner rose.
  • Add splats of VersaMark Ink (I used the “splat” stamp from Gorgeous Grunge set), sprinkle with Gold Embossing Powder and heat.  Add rose leaves with VersaMark ink, sprinkle and heat.
  • Isn’t that a beautiful three-layer background?
  • Cut several leaves in Pool Party, Vellum, and Gold Foil.  Cut two Gold Foil and one Pool Party rose.  If you add the Self-Adhesive paper to the back of what you are cutting out, all these pieces can be peeled and laid down in a snap.
  • Cut tag from Thick Whisper White CS.  Add roses in Tranquil Tide and sentiment in Archival Basic Black.  Add a small piece of Gold Foil behind the bottom portion of the tag.  Tie several loops of 1/8″ Gold Ribbon with Linen Thread and add to top of tag with glue dots.  Add tag to card front with dimensionals at top left corner.
  • Inside the Thick Whisper White layer is 3-1/4″ x 4-1/4″.  The Gold Foil is 1/4″ x 4-1/4″ attached with multipurpose glue.  The two roses were added by using Self Adhesive paper on back of cardstock before cutting out the images.
  • As you can see in the first photo, the envelope was stamped with the flower from the Lots of Happy Card Kit and colored with Blend Pens.  Just a little something to start the party on the envelope!

There is a lot going on with this card and I believe it works because it is basically monochromatic.  If there were several strong colors used, it just wouldn’t work a well.  I hope to do a Sunday afternoon “live” video on this background…maybe this week.  You can always check my facebook page, Rambling Rose Studio, for helpful short videos.

Winter has decided to arrive this evening…our warm weather has disappeared with lots of rain….

Are you planning to reserve a Stamping Up! Stamparatus today at 2 p.m. MT?  I will be in line as I was unsuccessful last time.  You can shop from here by clicking on the “Shop Now” button.

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

especially the last part…

Come get inky with me…Be HaPpY!

 

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A Panda Hello…

It won’t be long before Sale-A-Bration begins…January 3rd!  And this sweet little stamp set in today’s post can be yours FREE!

The day this set was presented in Salt Lake City two card ideas immediately popped into my mind and both will be spotlighted here this week.  Here’s today’s spotlight…

Did I hear a collective awwww?  Isn’t he the cutest?

The stamp actually has a balloon attached to his paw, but I cut that off.  Yikes you say?  You can always replace it on an Acrylic Block.

Did you notice the envelope in the first pic?

And the second thing that this set brought to mind at first sight is Lyla, my g’daughter.  She loves animals and stuffed animals and these pandas are right up her alley.

So today’s card will be flying to her house tomorrow because she loves getting snail mail.

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

Stuff

  • Paper:  3-1/2″ x 5″ Whisper White Notecard, Lemon Lime Twist and Thick Whisper White Cardstock
  • Ink:  Archival Basic Black, Lemon Lime Twist and Tranquil Tide
  • Stamps:  Panda Party
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Card Front Builder Framelits (to make fun foam stamp for trees), .005 Black Micron Pen, fun foam

Digits

  • The Lemon Lime Twist layer is 3-3/8″ x 4-7/8″ attached to notecard with SNAIL.
  • The Thick Whisper White CS layer is 3-1/8″ x 4-5/8″.  Cut away the balloon and string from the stamp.  If you can’t bring yourself to do that (it’s a tool!) then try coloring the stamp with the Black Marker.  Placement is in lower left corner.  Cut a mask of the panda and cover stamped image.
  • Use the tree framelits from Card Front Builder Framelits and cut two fun foam trees for each then glue together with multipurpose glue.  If you add a tad of glue to the side that will attach to acrylic block, they will stick just fine.  Ink with Lemon Lime Twist and “edge” ink with Tranquil Tide.  Spritz a couple of times with water and stamp with mask in place.  Let dry and remove mask.  Magic!!!

  • The “hello” sentiment came from a Paper Pumpkin stamped in Archival Basic Black.
  • Draw a border lightly in pencil then doodle two overlapping squiggly lines around border skipping where stamping gets in your path.
  • Add this layer to card front with SNAIL.
  • You can see in the photo the stamping was repeated on the envelope…I just know Lyla will love this!

Later this week there will be a line of dancing pandas that will warm your heart.

Hope you enjoyed this sweet card.

Yesterday I did a “live” video demonstration on my facebook page Rambling Rose Studio if you missed it, it’s still there.

Hope your Monday is awesome…

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

I especially like #1 and #7…

Come get inky with me…Be HaPpY!

 

 

 

B

Best Friends…

Again today my post highlights a new stamp set available January 1st to customers, but  available today if you are a demonstrator.  Just a little perk of being a demo.

And the best part about this stamp set is it is FREE!  This is one of the sets in the Sale-A-Bration catalog and it is a great versatile set.

Here is today’s post…

Is that a shaker card?  Yep.

And that gorgeous Designer Series Paper…

Glamour close up.

And a peek inside.

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…

Stuff

  • Paper:  Berry Burst, Thick Whisper White Cardstock, plus Sweet Soiree Specialty Designer Series Paper and Silver Foil
  • Ink:  Archival Basic Black
  • Stamps:  Happy Wishes
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Blends Pens or Markers, Square Shapes Framelits, Window Sheets, Self-Adhesive Sequins, Loose Sequins (these are from October Paper Pumpkin, Berry Burst Metallic Trim Ribbon, Silver Baker’s Twine, Adhesive Strips

Digits

  • The Berry Burst base card is 4-1/4″ x 11″.  Score, fold and burnished at 5-1/2″.
  • The Silver Foil layer is 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″ attached with SNAIL.
  • The DSP layer is 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ attached with SNAIL.
  • The Thick Whisper White square is 3″.  Stamp sentiment in Archival Basic Black and color flowers with Blends Pens or Markers.  Attach to card front at center top with SNAIL.
  • The Berry Burst Scalloped Square is 3″.  Cut a piece of Window Sheet 3″ square and add to back side of scalloped square with multipurpose glue.  Add Adhesive Strips over the window sheet.  Add loose sequins to card front and lay the scalloped square down at an angle to trap the loose sequins.
  • Make three loops with Berry Burst Metallic trimmed ribbon then tie with Silver Baker’s Twine.
  • Stamp “friends” in Archival Basic Black on Thick Whisper White then trim to 5/8″ x 2-1/2″.  Tag one end.  Cut a piece of Berry Burst 1″ x 2-1/2″ then add to back of friends tag with SNAIL.  Tag one end.  Add this tag to card front with SNAIL.  Add ribbon to left side with glue dots.
  • Inside the Thick Whisper White piece is 3-1/4″ x 4-1/4″.  Small strips of DSP were add with multipurpose glue crisscrossing at bottom left corner.
  • Self-adhesive sequins were added to the DSP layer.

I can tell you this Designer Series Paper in person is stunning.

Thanks so much for stopping by today…enjoy your weekend!

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

yes.

Come get inky with me…be HaPpY!

 

B

Fall Wreath…

Today will be the last post using pieces created with the Lovely Wishes stamp set which will be available to demonstrators December 1 and to customers January 1.

My intention was to prove how versatile this set is.  It’s not what you might think when first viewing this set, but it’s true.  Over this past week of posts, I hope I have made my case.

Here’s the last card…

Pretty colors for fall…

Did you see a wreath in that set?  I didn’t think so…

Love the Crinkled Seam Binding…

And a peek inside…the envelope was treated with this same technique.

Of course this card could be sent any time of the year, but would work perfectly now with the mountains on fire with beautiful fall colors.  And with this sentiment, this would surely serve as an “all occasion” card.

So here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…

Stuff

  • Paper:  Peekaboo Peach, Marina Mist and Thick Whisper White Cardstock
  • Ink:  Peekaboo Peach, Cajun Craze, Flirty Flamingo, Marina Mist and Archival Basic Black
  • Stamps:  Lovely Wishes (Dec. 1st and Jan. 1st release date)
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Linen Thread, Aqua Painter, 5/8″ Crinkled Seam Binding Peekabook Peach, 1-1/4″ Circle Punch

Digits

  • The Peekaboo Peach base card is 4-1/4″ x 11″.  Score, fold and burnished at 5-1/2″.
  • The Marina Mist layer is 4″ x 5-1/4″ attached to card front with SNAIL.
  • The Thick Whisper White layer is 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″.  Punch a 1-1/4″ circle from sticky part of PostIt Note and place this piece in the center of where your wreath will be.  Stamp around this circle first in Peekaboo Peach then in Flirty Flamingo.  Add flowers in Flirty Flamingo and Cajun Craze.
  • Remove mask and add sentiment to center of wreath in Archival Basic Black.
  • Add several drops of Marina Mist Reinker onto an Acrylic Block.  Using an Aqua Painter paint around and inside the wreath.
  • Add this layer to card front with SNAIL.
  • Make a bow with several different sizes of loops, then tie off center with Linen Thread.  Add to card front with glue dots.
  • Inside the Thick Whisper White layer is 4-1/4″ x 3-1/4″.  Stamp several times without reinking using Peekabook Peach.  Add one stamp in Flirty Flamingo and flowers in Cajun Craze.

This set has been so much fun to work with and is why I chose it for my first product-based, online class.

In addition to the pieces shown yesterday that will be completed in class, I will also show several more pieces that can be made with this set.  A good investment for your stamping stash.

So yesterday was my big announcement (you can see it here) and the response has been delightful!  This new adventure is going to be amazing and you and I can experience it together!

Hope your Tuesday is awesome…mine started with a yoga class!

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

sometimes…

Come get inky with me…Be HaPpY!

 

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Doodlin’ Birthday…

Give me a clean piece of paper and a Micron ink pen and I can kill two hours of doodlin’ fun and not even notice I’ve been sitting there for that long.  Zentangling has been a time stealer of mine for years.

I mention this because today’s post which is also a sample made for OnStage Live with Lovely Wishes stamp set has a doodled border.

Pick this border apart and you’ll see it’s really simple.

A glamour close up…

A side view to see dimension.

And a peek inside.

This is another sample made for OnStage but not demonstrated.  I gave this to my g’daughter for her birthday this past Wednesday.

I hope you will forgive me for not including the Stuff ‘N Digits for this one…we have been out all day with “the littles” and just got home.  I will share pics in my next post.

Hope your Thanksgiving is already a sweet memory.  Here’s your B-ism for today…

I love this one…

Keep your fingers inky and you’ll be HaPpY!

B

Wishing You A Lovely Day…

So today is Thanksgiving and if you’ve already shared your meal and had a nap, you might want to look at some new stamps…right?

Today I’m showing another sample made for OnStage Live featuring the Lovely Wishes stamp set which can be found in the 2018 Occasions Catalog…

Ahhhh…Lemon Lime Twist with Navy.  Great color combination!

A glamour close up…

A side view showing layers and texture.

This sentiment is perfect for today…I do hope you are enjoying a lovely Thanksgiving with family and friends.

Here are the Stuff ‘N Digits for this card…

Stuff

  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White, Lemon Lime Twist Cardstock
  • Ink:  Not Quite Navy, Archival Basic Black, Lemon Lime Twist
  • Stamps:  Lovely Wishes
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Linen Thread, Navy Crinkled Seam Binding (my favorite!), Layered Squares Framelits, Micron Pen (Black)

Digits

  • The Thick Whisper White base card is 4-1/4″ x 11″.  Score, fold and burnish at 5-1/2″
  • The first Thick Whisper White layer is 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Stamp sentiment in Archival Basic Black at top left corner.  Attach a band of Navy Crinkled Seam Binding at back of this layer.
  • Attach this layer to card front with SNAIL.
  • Cut a 2-5/8″ Lemon Lime Twist square.
  • Cut a Thick Whisper White square 2-1/8″.  Stamp in Lemon Lime Twist and Not Quite Navy.  Add flower centers with Black Micron Pen.  Add this layer to Lemon Lime Twist square with SNAIL.
  • Add doubled square to card front at lower right corner.
  • Make a bow with several loops then tie center with Linen Thread.  Add to top of squares with glue dots.
  • Inside there is a layer of Not Quite Navy 3-3/8″ x 4-3/8″ attached with SNAIL.
  • A Thick Whisper White layer 3-1/4″ x 4-1/4″ was placed on top with SNAIL.
  • The flower art from card front was repeated in lower right corner.
  • This same stamp was added to the envelope in lower left corner.

I hope to share some photos of my family here today.  It has been such a treat to have everyone home!

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

on a new road…

Come get inky with me…Be HaPpY!

 

B

Lemon Lime Birthday…

Today’s post is one of the samples made before OnStage to demonstrate the versatility of the stamp set Lovely Wishes.

This sample was shown but not demonstrated so I wanted to give you the directions because everyone at the event was given this stamp set!

Love this color combination!

There’s a little extra doodling here.

The ribbon makes everything “pop”!

and a peek inside…

You can see here the flowers have been used to represent hearts.  The extra doodline from the flower centers was done with a Micron Pen.

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…

Stuff

  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White and Lemon Lime Twist Cardstock
  • Ink:  Flirty Flamingo, Lemon Lime Twist and Archival Basic Black
  • Stamps:  Lovely Wishes and Birthday Blooms (sentiment)
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  7/8″ Striped Ribbon (Holiday Catalog), Layering Squares Framelits, Black Micron Pen, Adhesive Strips or Dimensionals

Digits

  • The Thick Whisper White base card is 4-1/4″ x 11″.  Score, fold and burnish at 5-1/2″.
  • The first layer of Thick Whisper White is 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Stamp sentiment in Archival Basic Black at top left corner.  Add a band of 7/8″ Striped Ribbon attaching in back with SNAIL.
  • Add this layer to card front with Adhesive Strips.
  • Cut first square from Lemon Lime Twist and add over Striped Ribbon with dimensionals.
  • Cur a second smaller square from Thick Whisper White.  Stamp in Lemon Lime Twist and Flirty Flamingo.  Add lines and dots from flower centers with Micron Pen.
  • Add this second square to first with Dimensionals.
  • Inside the Lemon Lime Twist layer is 3-3/8 ” x 4-3/8″ attached with SNAIL.
  • The Thick Whisper White layer is 3-1/4″ x 4-1/4″ attached with SNAIL.
  • Add line art in Lemon Lime Twist in lower right corner.  Splatter with marker.

This is the third day showing samples with this Lovely Wishes stamp set and I believe you can see how different each one is.  There are three or four more days of samples yet.

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

We’ve all been preparing and working or the big day tomorrow…soooooo

Inky fingers will make you HaPpY!

B

OnStage Presentation…

The second card actually demonstrated while on stage was this one…

A little bit of spritzing the stamp after inking and the paper after stamping creates this fluid background and makes the elegant line art “pop”!

Some splattering and that Linen Bow add to the textural interest of this panel.

Layers, texture and embellishments…a good card recipe!

And a peek inside…

So if you were at OnStage Live SLC, you received this stamp set and maybe witnessed my presentation.  The sample this week will give you some ideas for your own creations.

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…

Stuff

  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White and Soft Sky Cardstock, plus watercolor paper
  • Ink:  Soft Sky, Lemon Lime Twist, Archival Basic Black
  • Stamps:  Lovely Wishes and Music Notes background stamp
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Water Spritzer, Linen Thread

Digits

  • The Thick Whisper White base card is 4-1/4″ x 11″.  Score, fold and burnish at 5-1/2″
  • The first Soft Sky layer is 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″ attached with SNAIL.
  • The Thick Whisper White layer is 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Stamp Soft Sky by stamping off each time you stamp.  This will keep this layer in the background and not competing with your focal point.  Attach this layer to card front with SNAIL.
  • The next Soft Sky layer is 2-3/8″ x 5-1/4″ attached to card front with SNAIL.
  • The next layer is watercolor paper 2-1/4″ x 5-1/8″.  Stamp Music Notes in Soft Sky.  Ink leaf shadow stamp in Lemon Lime Twist.  Spritz stamp before stamping.  Stamp a second shadow stamp underneath first. Spritz watercolor paper to “move” the ink.  Let dry.  Stamp shadow stamps again in Lemon Lime Twist.  Add Line art stamp with Archival Basic Black.  Add color to flowers in Soft Sky.  Splatter Lemon Lime Twist using marker or Aqua Painter.
  • Add this panel to card front with multipurpose glue.
  • Make bow and attach with glue dots.  There is a video here to demonstrate this bow.
  • Inside the Soft Sky layer is 3-3/8″ x 4-3/8″ attached with SNAIL.
  • The Thick Whisper White layer is 3-1/4″ x 4-1/4″.  Stamp leaf line art in Soft Sky and leaf shadow stamp in Lemon Lime Twist..  Add this layer to inside of card with SNAIL.

This was the last card demonstrated on stage.  The others were samples I had made previously and brought to show how versatile this stamp set can be.

Thanks so much for stopping by today.

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

For those who are missing loved ones this Thanksgiving…

Come get inky with me…Be HaPpY!

B

OnStage Card…

Beginning today until I run out of samples, every day will be a sample card made for my OnStage presentation.  Today’s post is one of the cards demonstrated during the presentation…

Building a background and keeping it simple…

and a peek inside.

You will love creating this background.  No two ever alike and always perfect!

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…

Stuff

  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White, Basic Black and Crushed Curry Cardstock, plus watercolor paper
  • Ink:  Archival Basic Black plus reinkers Daffodil Delight, Flirty Flamingo and Pumpkin Pie
  • Stamps:  Lovely Wishes
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Linen Thread, 3/8″ Mini Chevron Crushed Curry, Artist Low Tack Tape, Clip board, Aqua Painter, water spritzer

Digits

  • The Crushed Curry base card is 4-1/4″ x 11″.  Score, fold and burnish at 5-1/2″.
  • The Basic Black layer is 4″ x 5-1/4″ attached to card front with SNAIL.
  • Cut the watercolor paper 3-3/4″ x 5″.  Tape to a clip board with Low Tack Artist tape creating a 1/2″ border.  Be sure to rub along the edge of the tape so that watercolor cannot slip under the tape.
  • Spitz watercolor paper with water and spread with Aqua Painter to be sure the surface is uniformly wet.  Add Flirty Flamingo by picking up color with Aqua Painter and just touching the wet watercolor paper in several places.  Just watch that color “bloom”!  Repeat with Daffodil Delight and Pumpkin Pie.  If you want the colors to blend more, just spritz more water.  You can tilt the board to blend colors.  Let this layer dry naturally.
  • Remove Low Tack Tape.  Stamp the sentiment and line art in Archival Basic Black going just outside the boarder with the line art.  Add a band of the Crushed Curry ribbon attached on back with SNAIL.
  • Make bow by creating several loops and tying off in center with Linen Thread.  Add to ribbon band with glue dots.
  • Inside the Thick Whisper White layer is 3-1/4″ x 4-1/4″.  The strip of watercolor paper was trimmed from another piece lying on my tabletop.

When demonstrating on stage I found myself spritzing the cameraman several times.  I’m righthanded and he was standing over my left shoulder.  He was a good sport about it though.

Hope you will give this a try…

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

As many of us travel to enjoy Thanksgiving with family or prepare to host our families, remember when you start to stress that you are also very blessed.

Keep those fingers inky…Be HaPpY!

 

B