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Friendly Bumble Bee…

Today’s card is one of my favorites.  I like the way it folds together, I love the designer series paper and bumble bees are one of my favorite things on this earth because of the work they do (worker bees) and the fact they are not aerodynamically designed to fly…but do!

Here’s the card…

There’s that gingham!  I hope the new annual catalog has more…

Glamour close up…love that bee!

Do you like the opening?  The flower on the front holds the card closed.

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…


  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White Cardstock plus Oh So Succulent Designer Series Paper
  • Ink:  Archival Basic Black, Smoky Slate
  • Stamps:  Dragonfly Dreams, Sweet Sentiments
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits, Succulent Framelits Dies, Basic Pearls


  • The Whisper White base card is 4-1/4″ x 8-1/4″, scored at 2-3/4″.  The front flap DSP is 2-1/2″ x 4″ attached with SNAIL.
  • Inside the larger card the DSP layer is 4″ x 5-1/4″ attached with SNAIL
  • The smaller Whisper White card is 8-1/2″ x 3-1/2″, folded at 4-1/4″.  Stamp sentiment and bee in Archival Basic Black.  Add 1/2″ x 4-1/4″ piece of DSP with SNAIL at bottom.
  • The front of this smaller card has a layer of DSP 3-1/4″ x 4″ attached with SNAIL.  Stamp sentiment in Archival Basic Black.  On scrap Whisper White CS stamp base bee in Smoky Slate and overstamp detail bee in Archival Basic Black.  Cut out with thinlit and attach with dimensional.  Color Basic Pearls with Black Permanent Marker and attach.  Fold smaller card over larger card flap.
  • Cut three Whisper White flowers with Succulent Framelits and glue together with glue dots.  Add a Pearl to center and attach with dimensional on larger card flap postioned so the smaller card will slide under the flower and hold it closed.

Pretty simple card with a wow presentation!

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

that’s my story…

Come get inky with me and be…HaPpY



Dear Friend Birthday…

Spring is always a busy time with lots of birthdays and activities to plan for.  With that in mind, this card today will be sent out in next week’s mail…


How I love this bundle with the Rose Wonder stamp set and Rose Garden Dies.  Here’s a peek of the inside…


A little surprise with the opening from the center and another beautiful rose inside.  Can you see the Wink of Stella?  Great way to add that special touch to your creations.

Here is the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…


  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White, Shimmery White and Night of Navy Cardstock
  • Ink:  Pool Party, Bermuda Bay, Night of Navy, Pumpkin Pie, Mossy Meadow and Basic Black
  • Stamps:  Rose Wonder and Birthday Blooms
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Wink of Stella, 1/2″ White Seam Binding, Linen Thread, Rose Garden Thinlet Dies, Aqua Painter,  Blender Pen, Versamark Ink and White Embossing Powder.


  • The Thick Whisper White base card is 4 1/2″ x 11″ scored at 2 3/4″ and 8 1/4″
  • The Night of Navy side panels are 2 5/8″ x 4 1/8″.  Stamp left panel with “for you” in Versamark Ink and add White Embossing Powder and heat.  Add “dear friend” in the same way to right panel.  Attach to card front with adhesive.
  • Inside the card the Night of Navy layer is 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″ attached with adhesive.
  • The inside Shimmery White panel is 4″ x 5 1/4″.  Stamp sentiment and flower in Basic Black.  Color leaves with Mossy Meadow and rose buds with Pool Party, Bermuda Bay and Pumpkin Pie using a Blender Pen.  When dry add clear Wink of Stella.  Attach to inside Night of Navy layer with adhesive.
  • Cut leaves with Rose Garden Thinlet Dies from Mossy Meadow.  Stamp Rose on Shimmery White cardstock with VersaMark Ink and sprinkle with White Embossing Powder then heat.  With your Aqua Painter wet all of the rose and start dropping reinker (Pool Party, Bermuda Bay and Night of Navy) on the rose petals.  Once dry lather on a good coat of clear Wink of Stella.  Add to card front overlapping the right side with tear tape.  Add leaves with glue.
  • Make loops of white seam binding and tie in center with Linen Thread and add to card front with glue dots.

Lots of fun to make…try different color combinations that are your favorites.

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…


Me EVERY morning!

Have a great weekend everybody and get yourself inky…Be HaPpY!



Happiest of Birthdays…

Today was a class day here at Rambling Rose Studio.  Most of these girls have been coming to my classes for at least three years…and they are just so much fun.  I know that once the kits are out and samples at stations they will dig in and just do their thing.  You should hear some of our conversations while they are working!  (maybe not.)

Sharing with a class group is one of my favorite things about being a demonstrator…but just one.  I love my job!

Here’s a birthday card I will proudly send to someone special…love the stamp set and the color combo…


and here’s the inside…


A surprise fold created with the Botanical Builder Framelits set…

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…


  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White, Mint Macaron, Watermelon Wonder, Blushing Bride cardstock
  • Ink:  Mint Macaron, Watermelon Wonder, Basic Black
  • Stamps:  Botanical Blooms, Birthday Blooms (sentiments) and Gorgeous Grunge (splats)
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Botanical Builder Framelits Dies


  • The two base cards are 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ in Thick Whisper White and Mint Macaron scored at 4 1/4″.   Cut one side of the Mint Macaron with the leaf framelit from bottom to top.  Adhere one side of the White to the full side of the Mint Macaroon.  The White will fold in first and the Mint Macaron will be the top front layer.
  • Cut one Watermelon Wonder large bloom from Botanical Builder Framelits and five leaves from Mint Macaron.  Stamp the leaf veins in Basic Black.  Add some Gorgeous Grunge splats then adhere leaves flat with glue or adhesive.  Add some splats to flower, a white center and a small Blushing Bride flower with glue dots.  Add flower over leaves with a dimensional.
  • Add sentiment at top with Basic Black with some Mint Macaron dots.
  • Inside add Happiest of Birthdays to you in Basic Black and a small Watermelon Wonder flower with Mint Macaron leaves and black dots.

Isn’t that a wow card with really a simple design once you’ve made it?  Love when that happens…

So back to the studio to clean up after today’s class and get ready for a private party with a fun group of best friends enjoying a week together.

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…


Some days…

Come get inky with me…Be HaPpY!