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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…

Stuff

  • 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

Digits

  • 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!

 

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Down the Rabbit Hole…

WE HAVE A BABY!!!

 

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…

Stuff

  • 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

Digits:

  • 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!

 

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You’re A Good Egg…

It feels like time is passing so quickly with Spring and Easter approaching and there are so many things to share with you…

In the fun class on Monday we did make one Easter Bunny card that everyone seems to really like.  No stamps involved!  Maybe tomorrow that one will get posted.

But today it’s an Easter Egg…

How sweet is that?  Do you recognize the “swoosh”?

A closer view might help…

That butterfly embossing is just the right texture.

Pretty sure someone will ask about the basket prop…it’s from last spring using the crate die.  That Designer Series Paper was one of my favorites.  I’m still hoarding two or three packs of it!

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…

Stuff

  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White and Blushing Bride Cardstock
  • Ink:  Daffodil Delight, Soft Sky, Perfect Plum, Mint Macaron and Blushing Bride
  • Stamps:  Painter’s Palette (Swoosh)
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Flourish Thinlits, Fluttering Embossing Folder, Linen Thread, Ovals Stitched Framelits

Digits

  • 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 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″ attached to card front with SNAIL
  • The top Thick Whisper White layer is 4″ x 5-1/4″ .  Cut Stitched Oval from center of this layer then emboss bigger piece with Fluttering  Embossing Folder and attach over Blushing Bride layer with multipurpose glue.
  • Using the “swoosh” stamp and Daffodil Delight, Soft Sky, Perfect Plum and Blushing Bride stamp the oval piece.  Attach inside oval space with dimensionals.
  • Cut small flower from Flourish Thinlits set from Thick Whisper White scrap.  Color stem and leaves with Mint Macaron and flowers with Perfect Plum.  Tie a small bow on stem with Linen Thread and attach to oval with multipurpose glue.
  • Inside there is a Blushing Bride layer 3-3/8″ x 4-3/8″ with a Whisper White layer on top 3-1/4″ x 4-1/4″

This would make a sweet card for a spring birthday, a get well cheery card or, of course, an Easter card.

Still no g’grandbaby!  We are definitely on baby alert around here…

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

and I want it all.

Keep those fingers inky and stay HaPpY!

 

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Easter Blessings…

A sweet Easter card today to wish you and your a blessed Easter…

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These ovals from a previous project sure came in handy for this card masquerading as Easter Eggs…I love when that happens!

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…

Stuff

  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White, Melon Mambo, Cucumber Crush Cardstock, plus various patterns in DSP for eggs.
  • Ink:  Basic Black, Daffodil Delight, Cucumber Crush and Melon Mambo
  • Stamps:  Suite Sayings (sentiment)
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Oval Framelits, Linen Thread, Fringe Scissors, 5/8″ White Satin Ribbon, Happy Patterns Stencils, Stencil brush

Digits

  • The Whisper White base card is 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ scored at 4 1/4″
  • The Melon Mambo layer is 5 3/8″ x 4 1/8″
  • The Whisper White layer is 5 1/4″ x 4″.  Using stencil and brush start with Daffodil Delight, to Cucumber Crush to Melon Mambo for the background.  Stamp sentiment in VersaMark and sprinkle with Black Embossing Powder and heat.  Add “eggs” along bottom edge with adhesive and trim from back.
  • Cut a piece of Cucumber Crush 4 1/8″ x 1 1/4″.  Cut along one edge with Fringe Scissors.  Add this piece to bottom of White layer then add to Melon Mambo layer.
  • Cut a piece of 5/8″ White Satin ribbon and attach at back over the “grass”.  Make loops for bow and tie in center with Linen Thread.  Add this bow to bottom right of card front.  Add all layers to base card.

Another day spent working outdoors…it’s amazing how much there is to do in the spring.  We may have a dead River Birch tree that needs to come down…oh joy!

Have a wonderful Easter and I’ll see you the first of the week…

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

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Well…inky actually.

But I’m always HaPpY!

 

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Spring Eggs…

Before I get into today’s post I want to say a great big thank you to all my post readers…yesterday was the highest number of readers ever achieved in one day since the beginning of my blog a little over two years ago!  Whew…I was totally blown away when I saw the number over coffee this morning…Thank you all so much…xoxoxo!

Now let me show you this sweet spring basket shown on Splitcoaststampers yesterday made by Betty Traciak…thanks Betty!

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Do you follow SplitCoaststampers?  Here’s a link to this post and all the directions…

Just a few tips…

  • This project takes a little over one and half sheets of Designer Series Paper.  Remember to turn your favorite pattern inside when making the basket box.
  • Use tear tape for strength.
  • Add your tag and “grass” and fill with all those spring goodies for your favorite person.

This would be the perfect hostess gift for almost any occasion, hospital visit rather than flowers that die anyway, spring table centerpiece…well, you get the picture…it’s a keeper.

There will be more of these in my future for sure…

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

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Amen…

Of course if you are inky…you will always be HaPpY!

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Easter Peek…

This little lamb is perfect for the Easter season and today he is just peeking to say Happy Easter…

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Doesn’t he just look cute peeking out?  I just couldn’t resist making this sweet card and hope those that receive it will feel the blessings of the season.

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits

Stuff

  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White, Blushing Bride and Love Blooms DSP Stack
  • Ink:  Basic Black
  • Stamps:  Easter Lamb
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  1/2″ White Seam Binding, Linen Thread, Small Oval Punch, Scallop Oval Punch, Oval Framelits and a rose from a retired embellishment kit.

Digits

  • The Thick Whisper white base card is 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″
  • Cut the top layer DSP 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″.  With the second oval framelit in the set cut the DSP with the framelit positioned toward the top.  Add this layer to the card front.
  • Now place the smallest oval in the set inside the oval already cut and run through Big Shot.  This should give you the frame for the lamb to peek through.
  • Stamp the lamb on scrap white and “fussy cut”.  Color inside ears and cheeks with a blender pen and Blushing Bride ink.  Place glue dots on the front of lamb and position inside the card front.
  • Make white seam binding bow and tie with Linen Thread.  Glue flower with glue dots to bow and then to card front with glue dots.
  • Stamp greeting on scrap white and punch with Small Oval Punch.  Punch Blushing Bride layer with Scallop Oval Punch and adhere to greeting with adhesive and to card front under bow.

This was just the stamp I needed but I can see many other uses for it especially for baby cards, tags, announcements, baby showers and birthday cards.

Yesterday I asked what DSP had been used on Sweetums birthday card and the first person to get the answer was Sue Dillon.  I’ve asked her to send me her mailing address so I can get a card in the mail to her.  Thanks for all your responses…

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

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Inky fingers will make you HaPpY!

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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?

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Here’s her cottontail…

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Just too much cuteness…

Here are the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…

Stuff

  • 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

Digits

  • 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…

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It happens…

My fingers are inky so you know I’m HaPpY!

B

Happy Easter Egg…

Ahhhh…spring!  Seriously feel the change in the sunlight slant and temperatures.  Not to mention all of nature preparing to burst in riots of color.

So today I’ve made you an Easter card with the subtle colors of spring and all kinds of texture…

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Would you like to see inside?

Here you go…

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This card just went together by itself…sometimes its like that and I love when that happens.

I’ll try to remember how this one went together and give you the Stuff ‘N Digits

Stuff

  • Paper:  Mint Macaron, Thick Whisper White, Blushing Bride cardstock
  • Ink:  Early Espresso
  • Stamps:  Easter Lamb (sentiment) and Botanical Blooms.  Oh! and Gorgeous Grunge (love that stamp!)
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Botanical Builder Framelit Dies, Basic Pearls, Oval Framelits, Bloomin’ Heart Framelit

Digits

  • The Thick Whisper White card base is 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ scored at 4 1/4″
  • The Mint Macaron layer is 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″ attached with adhesive to card front
  • The top Whisper White layer is 5 1/8″ x 3 7/8″ .  Cut oval with framelit and emboss with dots EF.  Attach to Mint Macaron layer with adhesive.
  • Cut heart with Bloomin’ Heart Framelit from Thick Whisper white.  Then cut oval from heart.  Cut a Blushing Bride oval and attach lace oval with adhesive.  Using glue or adhesive place egg inside oval on card front.
  • Punch out three Mint Macaroon leaves (one small, two large) one white leaf and an assortment of pink and white flowers.  Attach the flower layers together and top with pearls.  Add stamped leaves to card front then flowers on top.
  • Stamp the sentiment in Early Espresso and cut to make two pieces to stack.  Add to card front with dimensionals.
  • Scatter some pearls on the card front.
  • Using Gorgeous Grunge and Early Espresso stamp a background then add a bloom and a leaf…perfecto!

I’m so happy you stopped by today…and I do hope you found some inspiration in something you saw or read today.

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

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Let’s chase them together…come get inky with me and Be HaPpY!

 

B

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 (canyoucaseit.com) 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…

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

Stuff

  • 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

Digits

  • 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…

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Get yourself inky…Be HaPpY!

 

 

B

Happy, Hoppy Easter…

This little card today is one that will be made in a beginner’s stamping class this week.  Love this “For Peeps Sake” set and I hope they will love making this sweet Easter card…

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Should have taken a shot of the inside with the “Happy, Hoppy Easter” sentiment and the eggs at the bottom.  A little embossing and a sweet punched flower for a little pizazz.

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…

Stuff

  • Paper:  Whisper White notecard and Pool Party and Calypso Coral cardstock
  • Ink:  Blushing Bride, Daffodil Delight, Soft Sky, Calypso Coral and Pear Pizazz markers
  • Stamps:  For Peeps Sake
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Perfect Polka Dots EF, Basic Pearls, Itty Bitty Flower Punch, Ovals Framelits

Digits

  • The Pool Party layer is 3 3/8″ x 4 7/8″
  • Cut the oval in the center of the Pool Party layer then run through the Big Shot with the Perfect Polka Dot EF
  • Color the stamp with markers, huff on the stamp to be sure it is still moist before stamping on center of Whisper White notecard.  You can lay the Soft Sky layer down for placement if you need to.
  • Attach Soft Sky layer with dimensionals
  • Punch flower and attach with glue dot and add Basic Pearl
  • Inside stamp “Happy Hoppy Easter” colored with markers at top and color eggs with markers and add to bottom of page.
  • I did add small black dots with marker for their eyes.  You could color in their beaks too if you wanted.

This will be the first of three projects for this class, each getting a little more stamping and techniques in.  Here’s hoping they like it…

We have spring weather today and I’m going out with my top down even if I have to turn on the seat heaters!

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

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and I’m HaPpY…cause I’m Inky!

 

 

 

 

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