Archive for Fall

Pacific Point Fall…

Doors with color are my favorite.  Personally my door is red, but today I have a card for you to send out in the fall with a blue door…

A Pacific Point blue door…

I like the wreaths behind the lanterns.  The background was done on water color paper.

Side angle.  This door doesn’t open.

And a place to write your message inside.

I want to send this card to someone who has a birthday in the fall or as a Happy Thanksgiving card.  I need to put this one somewhere where I can find it.  Hmmm….

This bundle really has everything you need for these “door” cards for each season.  I do like the windows of the door punched out.  You could slip a piece of Daffodil Delight behind them to look like lights are on behind the door.  Just a random thought…you know how my mind jumps hither ‘n thither.

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…


  • Paper:  Crumb Cake and Thick Whisper White Cardstock, plus water color paper
  • Ink:  Archival Basic Black, Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie, Lemon Lime Twist, More Mustard, Crumb Cake, Soft Suede and Pacific Point
  • Stamps:  At Home With You
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  small round paint brush, At Home Framelits and Brick Wall Embossing Folder


  • The Crumb Cake base card is 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, scored, folded and burnished at 4-1/4″
  • The water color paper background layer is 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Color all of the water color paper with a light wash of Smoky Slate Reinker. and the bottom 1″ go over with with Soft Suede once the Smoky Slate has dried.  Add Smoky Slate ink to inside of Brick Wall Embossing Folder, add water color layer inside and run through Big Shot to get brick/block effect.  Add this layer to card front with multipurpose glue.
  • Stamp two wreaths, two lanterns, one sign, one pumpkin/sunflower, one door and a welcome sign with Archival Basic Black on water color paper.  Using reinker and small round paint brush, paint each piece.  Use Pacific Point marker around window and door frame.  Cut all pieces out with coordinating framelits.
  • Stamp sign holder bow to from of door and add sign with dimensionals.  Add door to card front with multipurpose glue.
  • Add wreaths to either side of door with multipurpose glue.
  • Add lanterns to either side of door over wreaths with dimensionals.
  • Add “welcome” mat under door with multipurpose glue.
  • Add pumpkins/sunflowers to one side of door with dimensionals.
  • Inside the card there is a Thick Whisper White layer 4″ x 5-1/4″ stamped with pumpkin/sunflowers in Archival Black and colored with brush/markers.  Be sure to add a shadow for the arrangement to sit on.

I really like the way the washed water color paper in the background “took” the embossing folder ink and impression.  Really adds to the overall effect of this card front.  Plus blue and orange or complimentary colors on the wheel and almost always look great together.

Hope your are having the best Thursday and have all your plans made for the Memorial Day Weekend.

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…


And you can be HaPpY if your fingers are inky!




Totally Trees Thanks…

It is no secret I like trees…Lovely As A Tree, Thoughtful Branches, Totally Trees…I love them all.  I mean there’s so much you can do with them in a background or foreground.  Heck they can be the focus of your work.

You can decorate them, take leaves off or add them in colors or leave the simple leafless tree.

Today’s post is made with Totally Trees.  Love this set…


Perfect for fall but you could just as easily make them summer or spring trees…or leave them naked!

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…


  • Paper:  Crumb Cake Notecard, Rich Razzleberry Cardstock and Water Color Paper
  • Ink:  Rich Razzleberry, Dapper Denim, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, Old Olive and Basic Black
  • Stamps:  Totally Trees and Grateful Bunch
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Gold Wink of Stella and Aqua Painter


  • The Rich Razzleberry layer is 3-3/8″ x 4-7/8″ attached to Crumb Cake notecard with SNAIL
  • The water color paper layer is 3-1/4″ x 4-3/4″.  Stamp several of the ground stamp at bottom.  Use an Aqua Painter to blend color.  Stamp Tree tops in colors then add tree limbs in Basic Black.  Splatter entire layer with Gold Wink of Stella.  Add to Rich Razzleberry layer with SNAIL.
  • Inside there is a 3″ x 4-1/2″ layer of Rich Razzleberry with a Whisper White layer 2-7/8″ x 4-3/8″.  The matching inside sentiment is stamped in Basic Black and one Rich Razzleberry tree in the lower right corner.

A simple sweet thank you with a fall pop of color.

It’s Friday!…again!  Seems to me it’s Friday and before I can turn around it’s Friday again.  Maybe I’m running in circles.  Lots going on in the Studio these days.  Got a Kit Class coming up this week, swaps to make for OnStage-Atlanta, team goodies to complete, swaps and shoebox for Brian King’s WCMD2016-Atlanta, a daily blog to fill…not to mention the three holidays looming.

Sweetums and I are going to dinner and a movie tonight.  We did our civil duty today and voted…the lines were looooonnnnggg!  I’ve decided not to listen to any more of the political rhetoric…I’ve done all I can do.

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…


oh good grief…this made me laugh out loud.

Hope you are inky and HaPpY!


Grateful Wreath…

This week featuring fall inspired cards has been so enjoyable for me…I hope you have found some inspiration in one or two of them as well.

Today’s card will need to be hand delivered, boxed or at least mailed in a padded envelope, but so worth it…


Ok, it’s a little fat, I know.  But the Copper Foil sparkles (which doesn’t show up in the photo) and the gold leaves on the wreath have a coating of Gold Wink of Stella (which also is hard to photograph).  And how about that cable knit background?  My first time using an embossing folder with Dynamic Texture…love it!

Here are the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…


  • Paper:  Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Rich Razzleberry, Pumpkin Pie, Pool Party, Crushed Curry and Mossy Meadow (retired) Cardstock and Copper Foil
  • Ink:  Rich Razzleberry
  • Stamps:  Birthday Banners
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Cable Knit Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Linen Thread, Pretty Pines Thinlits Dies, Holly Berry Builder Punch, Circle Framelits, Glue Gun, Gold Wink of Stella, Bunch of Banners Framelits


  • The Crumb Cake base card is 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, scored and folded at 4-1/4″
  • The Rich Razzleberry layer is 5-3/8″ x 4-1/8″ attached to card front with SNAIL.
  • The Crumb Cake layer is 5-1/4″ x 4″, embossed with Cable Knit EF and attached to card front with Multipurpose Glue.
  • Cut a circle frame from Crumb Cake CS with two Circle Framelits one smaller than the other to create a circle frame to hold the leaves for the wreath.  Punch several “leaves” with Holly Berry Builder Punch in all colors listed except Crumb Cake.  Using a Hot Glue Gun, add leaves to circle frame alternating position and colors until the whole circle frame is covered.  Add to card front with dimensionals.
  • Stamp banner and sentiment in Rich Razzleberry on Crumb Cake CS and cut out with Bunch of Banners Framelit.  Add to wreath with dimensionals.
  • Cut two pine cones from Copper Foil with Pretty Pines Thinlits.  Glue together with Glue Dots.
  • Make Linen Bow (video here) and attach to bottom of wreath with Glue Dots.  Add pine cones to top of bow with Glue Dot.
  • Inside there is a 3-1/2″ x 4-1/2″ layer of Rich Razzleberry with a 3-1/4″ x 4-1/4″ piece of Whisper White CS on top.

Many of you sent comments after yesterdays post to say the Thoughtful Branches Bundle is still available as an online order.  I had tried during class to order this set and was given a message it wasn’t available…but I tried again yesterday and it was!  I just didn’t want to give out information that isn’t true.  Go get it!  It will be a classic you will use over and over.  Here’s the order code #144328, Thoughtful Branches Bundle, $52.  If you want to order from me…I’d be thrilled and very appreciative.

Looking forward to a nice fall weekend that should be relaxing (if my team wins, it will be fantastic!)  Hope your weekend will be memorable for you too.

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…


I hoard my favorites for special people…

If you want to be HaPpY…get inky!




Fall Color…

If you are enjoying these fall posts as much as I am making them…we are on the right track!

Today’s post is another card appropriate for several occasions with the change of sentiment.  This color highlights the beautiful blue skies of fall and the color of changing foliage…


and the coordinating inside…


This card uses Thoughtful Branches stamp set which I know was only available for maybe six weeks, but I am a tree lover and a sucker for any stamp set with trees.  I hope you got this set when it was available.  I had a customer this past weekend who was very disappointed she couldn’t order this set.

Here are the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…


  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White, Real Red, Basic Black Cardstock
  • Ink:  Soft Sky, Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight and Basic Black
  • Stamps:  Thoughtful Branches, Vintage Leaves, Timeless Textures
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Linen Thread, Leaflets Framelits, sponge or dauber


  • The Thick Whisper White base card is 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″, scored and folded at 4-1/4″
  • The Real Red layer is 4″ x 5-1/4″ attached to card front with SNAIL.
  • The Basic Black layer is 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ attached to the card front with SNAIL.
  • The top Whisper White layer is 3-3/4″ x 5″.  With Soft Sky ink and border stamp from Timeless Textures stamp all edges.  With large maple leaf Framelit from Leaflets Framelits cut a mask from a post it note being sure to include the sticky side of paper.  Lay negative image cut in Post It note on top Whisper White layer and sponge with Soft Sky making edges darker than center of shape.  With mask still in place stamp trees in Basic Black.  With the “leaf” stamp add Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie just a little offset from first stamp then Real Red offset to opposite side on all three trees.  Remove mask…magic!  Oh! I do love masking…stamp sentiment in Basic Black in top left corner.
  • Add several rounds of Linen Thread at bottom of top layer attaching on back with SNAIL.  Make bow (video here) and attach to stem of large leaf with glue dots.  Attach this layer to card front with Multipurpose Glue.
  • Inside the card the Real Red layer is 4″ x 5-1/4″ attached with SNAIL.
  • The Whisper White layer is 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ attached inside the card with SNAIL.  Stamp trees in lower right corner adding three layers of leaves as on card front.

Don’t you think this card would make a great masculine birthday, get well, hello, sorry…card?  But it really isn’t exclusively masculine either.  A stack of these in your stash could sure come in handy for lots of situations in life…

Sweetums and I are trying to adjust to all the quiet existing in our house now that all family has left for their homes.  Looking forward to a beautiful fall weekend with a little football action too.

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…


all.  the.  time.

It doesn’t matter if you’re inky…cause you’ll be HaPpY!



Fall Sympathy…


Continuing my week focusing on the autumn season, here’s another post celebrating fall…


and inside it looks like…


Now this card could be a great fall birthday, thinking of you, hello there all occasion card.  It would even serve I think as a masculine card which sometimes can be challenging for me…how about you?

This background stamp (which I love) is retired.  It’s call En Francais if you want to check Ebay or Etsy.  If you don’t have this background stamp, you could try any background like netting, woodgrain, linen or dictionary to name a few.  Honestly, if this card was remade, I’d probably make the background a lighter color…it seems somewhat busy but I still love it.

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…


  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White, Rich Razzleberry, Pool Party Cardstock
  • Ink:  Rich Razzleberry, Pool Party, Daffodil Delight, Basic Black and Pear Pizazz
  • Stamps:  Vintage Leaves, Birthday Banners,  En Francais, Greatest Greetings (sentiment), Gorgeous Grundge (splat)
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Duet Banners Punch


  • The base Thick Whisper White card is 4-1/4″ x 10 1/2″ scored and folded at 5-1/2″
  • The back Pool Party layer is 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″.  Cut one Rich Razzleberry strip 4-1/4″ x 1/2″.  These two pieces are for the back of the card.
  • The top Rich Razzleberry layer is 4″ x 5-1/4″ attached to card front with SNAL.
  • The top Pool Party layer is 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ attached to Rich Razzleberry layer with SNAIL.
  • The top Whisper White layer is 3-3/4″ x 5″.
  • Cut four Pool Party squares 1-5/8″ and four Whisper White squares 1-1/2″.  With a small amount of SNAIL attach the Whisper White squares in position on the top layer (save one square set for inside card but do stamp the same as other three squares).  Stamp this top layer with squares in place with background in Basic Black (you can stamp this off first for a lighter background).  Add ink to three different leaves with markers or directly from ink pad and stamp one on each square overlapping image onto card front.  Remove Whisper White squares and mount to Pool Party squares with SNAIL then back to card front layer with SNAIL lining up images from square to card front.
  • Stamp banner and sentiment in Basic Black on Whisper White scrap and punch out with Duet Banner Punch.  Punch an additional banner from Pool Party and add to back of Whisper White banner.  Add to card  front with dimensionals.  With Pool Party marker add shading at ends of banner.
  • Inside the card add the Rich Razzleberry strip to the end of the Whisper White layer with Multipurpose Glue leaving 1/4″ showing.  Add the Pool Party layer to the back of the card with Multipurpose Glue.
  • Add the fourth square to the top left corner.
  • I think I will mask a 1/2″ square on the envelope and treat it as one of the squares on the card front then remove the mask so it will coordinate with this card.  Just a thought…

As always, if you have questions, send me an email or leave a comment.  And if you are not and do not have a demonstrator, I’d love to help you with any purchases you’d like to make.  You can click on either one of the catalogs in the right column and make your wish list then click on the “shop now” star and order.  Your goodies will arrive at you door super fast!

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…



Come get inky with me…Be HaPpY!



Grateful For You…

Continuing with the fall theme for this week, today’s post is a part freehand watercolor and stamping too…


and here’s a peek inside…


This was a nice relaxing watercolor to do with a leaf I brought home from a morning walk.  It just occurred to me I’d like to sit down and try to paint the colors I saw there.  Leaves in the fall fascinate me with their color combinations.

If you like to sketch and have just a beginner’s watercolor set…you could certainly paint your own.  If not, the maple leaf in the Vintage Leaves set would also work for the front of this card.  Use the archival Basic Black or Daffodil Delight if you don’t want the lines and use a leaf for your color inspiration.  Just give it a try…you don’t have to show it to a soul.  But I bet you will want to.

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…


  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White, Real Red Cardstock plus watercolor paper
  • Ink:  Basic Black (all other colors are watercolors, but you could certainly use reinkers too)
  • Stamps:  Vintage Leaves and Grateful Bunch (sentiment, I only used part of the sentiment) and Birthday Blooms (for you inside sentiment), Gorgeous Grundge (splats)
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Leaflets Framelits, small round brush and watercolors (optional)


  • The Thick Whisper White base card is 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, scored and folded at 2-1//8″ and 4-1/4″.  Fold normally at 4-1/4″ then fold 2-1/8″ back against the card front.
  • The Real Red layer is 5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″.  Add Multipurpose Glue to the folded back piece only and add the Real Red layer on top.
  • The Watercolor paper layer is 5-1/4″ x 4″.  If you are drawing your leaf freehand, you might want to use a colored pencil in one of the colors you plan to use in the leaf.  Add water to just the background and add color of choice.  Let dry or heat.  Start with your lightest color choice (I used a warm yellow) to paint your leaf.  Let dry or heat.  Add colors you see in your leaf including any holes.  Add veining in a darker shade.  I outlined my leaf with a micron pen.  Add shading using a combination of colors in your leaf.    Splatters were added using the splats from Gorgeous Grundge and Real Red.  Done!
  • Stamp sentiment in Basic Black on scrap of Thick Whisper White and cut out with framelit.  Also cut a leaf from Real Red.  Layer with Multipurpose Glue and add to card front with dimensionals.
  • Inside the Real Red layer is 5-1/4″ x 4″ attached with SNAIL.
  • The Whisper White layer is 5-1/8″ x 3-7/8″.  Stamp sentiment in Basic Black.
  • On scrap of Thick Whisper White stamp leaf in Basic Black.  Use colors similar to the one on card front.  Add splatters in Real Red and attach with dimensionals.  This creates the “stop” for your easel.

Give this card a try…I know you will be HaPpY with the results!

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…


sick to death of all this hogwash.

So stay inky and Be HaPpY!



“Thanks” Scarecrow…

Now that my normal stamping classes are done this month and my BIG birthday has passed into the sunset…I’ve got lots of “thanking” to do!

Here’s a start to my thank you cards…


Isn’t this little cookie cutter scarecrow just the cutest?  I thought he would look nice on my fall thank you notes…and it gave me a chance to make some woodgrain background in fall colors…

Here are the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…


  • Paper:  3-1/2″ x 5″ Crumb Cake Note Card, Soft Suede, Crushed Curry and Whisper White Cardstock
  • Ink:  Early Espresso, Basic Black Ink Pads and Pumpkin Pie, Real Red, Daffodil Delight, Blushing Bride markers.  I used my Blush Blendability Pen, but if you don’t have that try crumb cake and add the color with a Blender Pen to keep it light so the Blushing Bride cheeks will show.
  • Stamps:  Cookie Cutter Christmas, Thoughtful Banners (sentiment), Woodgrain (background) and Timeless Textures
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Linen Thread, Swirly Scribbles Thinlits Dies, Duet Banner, Cookie Cutter Builder Punch


  • Cut the Soft Suede layer 3-1/4″ x 4-3/4″ attached to 3-1/2″ x 5″ Crumb Cake Notecard with SNAIL
  • Cut the Crushed Curry layer 3″ x 4-1/2″.  Stamp Woodgrain background stamp with Early Espresso.  Add border using Timeless Textures and Early Espresso ink.  Distress edges with distressing tool, scissors held in “v” shape or finger nails.  Don’t be afraid to add tears here and there.
  • Stamp and punch banner.  Add Pumpkin Pie marker to flagged ends.  Add to card front top with dimensionals.
  • Cut one large Swirly from Soft Suede.  Attach to bottom of card front with Thin Tipped Glue or Multirpurpose Glue.
  • Stamp, color and punch scarecrow.  Add several dimensionals to back.  Loop Linen Thread several times on back of scarecrow then attach at an angle over Swirly.

This cute little guy is going to help me let everyone know how much I appreciate them this month.

Are you watching football today?  My Tennessee VOLS won today…Yay!  Have a great weekend and I hope to see you here again on Monday…

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…


Did you notice the moon last night?

Yep I’m inky…and HaPpY!


Sympathy Thoughts…

Another passing has happened to a sweet friend.  Things just came to a halt because I needed a really special card for her and my stash was empty.  Just can’t seem to keep a supply of these cards.  But like I always say, when you need one, you need it right then.

I gathered the materials to make the card I had pictured in my mind and this is the result…but you know what?  This card didn’t turn out anything like the one I had in mind.  Does that happen to you sometimes too?  I like this one but I’ll try again for the imaginary one in my head another day…


and here’s the inside…


At least it does look fall(ish) which was my initial intention.  This Copper Foil has proven invaluable lately…used up all the package.  Definitely on my next order for fall and the holidays.  Do I dare tell how many yards of Linen Thread go through this studio?

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…


  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White, Elegant Eggplant Cardstock and Copper  Foil
  • Ink:  Calypso Coral, Peekaboo Peach and Elegant Eggplant
  • Stamps:  Thoughtful Branches, Christmas Pines and Rose Wonder
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Linen Thread, Gold Wink of Stella, Delicate White Doilies, Branches Thinlits, Rose Wonder Thinlits, Burlap Ribbon, Peekaboo Peach Ruched Ribbon, water spritzer, sponge, Holly Embossing Folder


  • The Thick Whisper White base card is 4-1/4″ x 11″, scored and folded at 5-1/2″
  • The Copper Foil layer is 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″ attached to card front with Multipurpose Glue
  • The Elegant Eggplant layer is 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″.
  • The Thick Whisper White layer is 3-3/4″ x 5″.  Mask 1-3/4″ x 5-1/4″ with post it note tape or frog tape.  Sponge Elegant Eggplant, Calypso Coral and Peekaboo Peach overlapping colors.  Remove mask and emboss with Holly EF.  Add half of Delicate White Doily with multipurpose glue.  Cut one piece each of Burlap Ribbon and Peekaboo Peach Ribbon 6-1/2″.  Attach at back of layer with Multipurpose Glue.
  • Cut two Copper Foil stems from Rose Wonder Thinlits.  Add a dab of glue and place them diagonally.  Cut two of the berry stems from Thoughtful Branches from Thick Whisper White.  Add a little more glue and place diagonally over the Foil steams.
  • On scrap Whisper White stamp leaves with Elegant Eggplant, Calypso Coral and Peekaboo Peach, spritz lightly and stamp.  You will need three leaves.  Cut with thinlet from Thoughtful Branches set.  Color over with Gold Wink of Stella.  Glue two leaves together then add third on top with a dimensional.  Add all three to center of stems with dimensionals.
  • Make Linen Thread bow and attach with glue dots.  Video on making the bow here.
  • Stamp sentiment from Rose Wonder in Elegant Eggplant on Thick Whisper White and cut with framelit.  Cut a second shape from Elegant Eggplant and attach with Multipurpose Glue .  Attach to card front with dimensionals.
  • Inside there is a 3-1/2″ x 4-1/2″ layer of Elegant Eggplant with a 3-1/4″ x 4-1/4″ layer of Whisper White attached together and to card with Multipurpose Glue.  Add stamped and spritzed leaf at bottom right corner, stamp second leaf without reinking stamp with dimensional.

Here’s hoping I don’t need another sympathy card for a long time…

Thanks so much for stopping by to take a peek today.  If you see product used in today’s project you just HAVE to have…click on the “shop now” star and it will arrive at you door before you know it.  A special thanks to all who have ordered from my blog!…you are the sweetest.

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…


Between my purse and daily planner, I’m sure this would be the picture.

Hope you are inky…and HaPpY!


Fall Note…

Do you hand write notes or do you drop an email or message?  There’s just something so personal about a handwritten note arriving in your mailbox…

Shannon West at SU! Corporate started a movement earlier this year calling it #IMBRINGINGBIRTHDAYSBACK.  It went viral from the first day.  Why is that?  Maybe we all need to stop doing everything digital and bring life’s events back to a personal experience.

So back in the spring I decided to promote this idea by sending personal notes to people I know.  And, giving as gifts a set of note cards when the occasion was right.  The feedback has been amazing to me.  People have been so appreciative.

The post today is one of those cards…


and an inside peek…


This card has a fall look and should be in the mail soon.

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…


  • Paper:  Sahara Sand, Whisper White and Rich Razzleberry Cardstock plus Presents & Pinecones Designer Series Paper
  • Ink:  Basic Black, Sahara Sand
  • Stamps:  Flourishing Phrases and Sweet Home (banner)
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Home Sweet Home Thinlits, Flourish Thinlits, Linen Thread


  • The Sahara Sand base card is 4-1/4″ x 11″, scored and folded at 5-1/2″
  • The Rich Razzleberry layer is 4″ x 5-1/4″ attached with SNAIL to card front
  • The DSP layer is 3-3/4″ x 5″ attached with SNAIL to Rich Razzleberry layer
  • Cut five flower stems from Rich Razzleberry.  Make a light circle in pencil (I used a roll of Washi Tape) to follow when gluing stems on card front.  Stamp banner and sentiment in Basic Black on Whisper White and cut with banner thinlit.  Shade with Sahara Sand Ink and a Blender Pen.  Attach in center of wreath with dimensionals.
  • Stamp sentiment at lower right in Basic Black.
  • Cut border and three leaves from Rich Razzleberry – save one for inside card.  Attach with glue.
  • Make linen thread bow and attach with glue dots.  See video here.
  • Inside there is a Rich Razzleberry layer 3-1/2″ x 4-1/2″ with a Whisper White layer on top 3-1/4″ x 4-1/4″.  Glue Rich Razzleberry leaf at bottom right corner.

This little note will be off tomorrow to thank or encourage….check your mailbox!

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…



Get Inky…Be HaPpY!



It’s Almost Fall…Y’all!

This designer series paper I’ve used in my post today is the last piece.  I’ve saved it for something really special and today is the day…


Was this one of your favorite DSP’s in the Serene Scenery Paper Stack?  This is my last piece so I wanted to make it count.  And, of course, I couldn’t help but use this sentiment…my favorite season is almost here!

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…


  • Paper:  Sahara Sand and Thick Whisper White Cardstock plus Serene Scenery Designer Series Paper Stack (love this paper!)
  • Ink:  Basic Black, Daffodil Delight, Old Olive, Pool Party, Calypso Coral and Soft Suede
  • Stamps:  Thoughtful Branches, Sweet Home, Flourishing Phrases, Halloween Cookie Cutter
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Branches Thinlits, Home Framelits and Phrases Thinlits, Linen Thread,  Cookie Cutter Punch


  • The Sahara Sand base card is 4-1/4″ x 11″, scored and folded at 5-1/2″
  • The Serene Scenery DSP is 4″ x 5-1/4″ attached to card front with SNAIL
  • I used the “thumping” method (video here ) to color the leaves with the stamp from Thoughtful Branches, spritzed with water before stamping and cut out with coordinating Thinlit.  I made nine leaves.  Draw a light circle where you want your wreath positioned in pencil for a guide.  Glue four leaves evenly spaced with Multipurpose Glue.  Add five more leaves evenly spaced with a dimensional.  Cut five stems from Whisper White cardstock with Phrases Thinlit.  Cut each in half and use the top portion placed around the wreath with Multipurpose Glue.
  • Stamp scarecrow from Halloween Cookie Cutter with Basic Black on Thick Whisper White.  Color with markers and cut with Cookie Cutter Punch.  Add to center of wreath with dimensionals.  Stamp banner from Sweet Home set in Basic Black and cut with Framelit from Home Framelits.  Add sentiment from set or write with Micron Pen to personalize.  Add to scare crow with dimensionals.
  • Make bow with Linen Thread (video here) and add to bottom of wreath with glue dots.
  • The inside has a Whisper White layer 3-1/4″ x 4-1/4″ with two of the “thumped” leaves at the top left corner.

Hope you enjoyed my fall card today.  Are you looking forward to fall too?  We have had one of the hottest and driest summers on record here so believe me, we are all ready for the cool temps of fall.

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…



Today is “National Dog Day” and although my Zoe doesn’t consider herself a dog by any means, here’s a pic of her where she lays each day next to the desk in my studio.  You have no idea how many times I fold that afghan and she pulls it down and makes a next for herself dragging it across the room to be next to my desk.  Love this little girl…


Get inky this weekend…Be HaPpY!