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Amazing You…

Using the Grown With Love stamp set again today showing the versatility of this set…

And a glamour close up…

and a side view showing dimension.

I can imagine sending this card out for several different occasions, which is what makes it such a gem!

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…


  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White Cardstock plus Whole Lot of Lovely Designer Series Paper
  • Ink:  Powder Pink, Daffodil Delight, Soft Sky, Pear Pizazz and Archival Basic Black
  • Stamps:  Grown With Love
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  1/2″ Finely Woven Powder Pink Ribbon, Garden Grown Framelits, Layering Squares Framelits


  • The Thick Whisper White base card is 4-1/4″ x 11″, scored, folded and burnished at 5-1/2″
  • The first layer of Thick Whisper White is 4″ x 5-1/4″ attached to card front with SNAIL.
  • The DSP layer is 3-3/4″ x 5″ attached to card front with SNAIL.
  • To make the scalloped rectangle, cut (2) 3″ scalloped squares.  Trim the scalloped edge off one square.  Overlapped trimmed square over second square and attach with multipurpose glue.  Add dimensionals to back.
  • On scrap Thick Whisper White CS stime flower can in Powder Pink, Ink flower stamp with markers, huff and stamp.  Stamp a second time.  Cut pieces with Framelits.  Attach pieces to front of rectangle with dimensionals.  Cut heart piece and attach to flower can with multipurpose glue.
  • Tie Powder Pink 1/2″ ribbon to bottom of rectangle then attach to right on card front.
  • Inside there is a piece of DSP 1/2″ x 4-1/4″ attached at bottom with SNAIL.

This is the perfect card to have on hand as long as it’s a girl you need it for.  This just wouldn’t work for a guy card…

Hope your day has been perfect!

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…


And stay inky.  You’ll be HaPpY!



Framed Birthday…

Most of us I’m pretty sure send out mostly birthday cards…I have lists each month.  So keeping a stash of them on hand is always a good idea.

Of course feminine cards are my favorite and with flowers pushes me over the moon.  So today I’m posting an “over the moon” card…

How sweet and feminine is that?  Just makes me smile to look at it!

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits in case you’d like to make it too…


  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White, Powder Pink, Berry Burst Cardstock
  • Ink:  Archival Basic Black, Powder Pink, Berry Burst, Daffodil Delight, Crushed Curry, Pool Party, Bermuda Bay, Lemon Lime Twist
  • Stamps:  Happy Birthday Gorgeous
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Layering Squares Framelits, Berry Burst 5/8″ Crinkled Seam Binding, Linen Thread, Strip Adhesive, Classic Label Punch


  • The Thick Whisper White base card is 4-1/4″ x 11″, scored, folded and burnished at 5-1/2″
  • The Powder Pink layer is 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″ attached with SNAIL
  • The next Thick Whisper White layer is 4″ x 5-1/4″.  I had a punch for the tags stapled at the top, but you could cut them 1/2″ x 3/4″ Berry Burst and 1/2″ x 1″ Powder Pink.  Fish tail the one end on each piece and staple to left top corner.  Attach this whole layer to card front with SNAIL.
  • The Powder Pink scalloped square is 2-3/4″.  Line the back with Strip Adhesive.  The sentiment square is 2-1/4″.  Stamp sentiment in Archival Basic Black the stem in Lemon Lime Twist.
  • Stamp flowers and leaves on scrap Thick Whisper White and “fussy cut”.  Stamp “forever young” in Archival Basic Black and “fussy cut” or punch if you have the punch.
  • Cut a piece of Berry Burst Crinkled Seam Binding 6″ long, fold in center and attach to lower right corner with SNAIL.  Wrap several loops of Linen Thread and attach over Seam Binding with multipurpose glue.  Add splats with Berry Burst marker using the lid and pulling the brush end out flipping color everywhere!
  • Add sentiment square with dimentionals over ribbon and thread.  Add frame over sentiment layer using Strip Adhesive.
  • Add sentiment using dimentionals at each end.
  • Add “fussy cut” flowers using multipurpose glue and dimensionals.
  • Inside the Berry Burst layer is 3-1/2″ x 4-1/2″ attached with SNAIL
  • The Thick Whisper White layer is 3-3/8″ x 4-3/8″.  Add sentiment in Archival Basic Black and the flower and stem in Lemon Lime Twist, Powder Pink and Berry Burst.

So if you have lots of family and girlfriends you need cards for, this one just might work for you too.

I’m so glad you stopped by to take a look today.  Hope you have found some inspiration for your own art creations.

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

I’m still looking…

But I’m still inky…and HaPpY!



Standout HB…

The different techniques you can use with this framelit interested me…and I plan to use all of them!

This first technique where the words are popped out of the stamped art was somewhat (not too bad, I’ve done lots worse) was the first technique I tried…

And I had been waiting for a project using this stamp set…this seemed perfect!

This card gave me the perfect opportunity to use the newly available Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets.

Is that a standout happy birthday or what?

And a peek inside…

Not to long ago I used this method with the Rose Wonder stamp set and framelits.  It turned out gorgeous, but I lost my mind placing all those little pieces back inside.  This one really wasn’t bad at all and I do love the effect.

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


  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White and Lemon Lime Twist Cardstock
  • Ink:  Powder Pink, Real Red, Lemon Lime Twist, Crumb Cake and Old Olive.
  • Stamps:  Graceful Garden
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Happy Birthday Thinlits,  Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets, small round brush or Blender Pen, ribbon (your choice, this Seam Binding is retired)


  • The Thick Whisper White base card is 4-1/4″ x 11″, scored, folded and burnished at 5-1/2″
  • The Lemon Lime Twist layer is 4-1/8″ x 5-1/4″ attached to card front with SNAIL
  • The top Thick Whisper White layer is 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Stamp rose image by “painting” stamp with markers.  Color all the rose Powder Pink first and all the leaves Lemon Lime Twist.  Then go back with Real Red and Old Olive and paint half of the image over the lighter color.  Use a small round brush with water or a Blender Pen to pull the color into the white spaces of the image.  I made a mask of the rose with post it note paper, covered the image and stamped the background with Crumb Cake stamped off once.
  • Cut a piece of Multipurpose Adhesive Sheet as big as the HB Thinlit.  Attach this sheet to back of stamped image.  Run through Big Shot with HB Thinlit on top.  Attach another piece of Multipurpose Adhesive Sheet to back of a piece of white fun foam and run through Big Shot.  Remove stamped HB image carefully from stamped layer keeping all background pieces.  Attach stamped piece to card front with SNAIL.  Attach fun foam inside cut out on card front.  Attach stamped HB over fun foam.  Add background pieces back in their place.  How pretty is that?
  • Now inside the Lemon Lime Twist layer is 3-1/2″ x 4-1/2″ attached with SNAIL
  • The Thick Whisper White layer is 3-3/8″ x 4-3/8″ attach over Lemon Lime Twist layer with SNAIL
  • Using the small rose stamp image and coloring with marker in the same way as the larger image, stamp in lower right corner and blend colors with small round brush or Blender Pen.
  • Forget to show the envelope, but the smaller rose was stamped again in the lower left corner to coordinate with the card front.

Right now I’m looking for a masculine image to repeat this technique.  I’ll be sure to share that with you too.

Thanks for stopping by today.

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

Come get inky with me…be HaPpY!


Powder Pink Birthday…

There is everything feminine about today’s post…I mean everything from the color, to the flowers and all the way to pretty ribbon and bows.

See?  How sweet is that in the new color Powder Pink?

And in this Glamour Close Up the flowers take the stage.

And a side view to show the dimension and layers.

Here’s a peek inside.

Do you have someone who is super feminine that would enjoy a “girlie” card.  Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits in case you need them.


  • Paper:  Powder Pink and Thick Whisper White Cardstock plus Fresh Florals Designer Series Paper Pack
  • Ink:  Archival Basic Black, Powder Pink, Berry Burst, Pear Pizazz and Old Olive
  • Stamps:  Label Me Pretty
  • Embellishments:  Pretty Label Punch, 5/8″ White Seam Binding (retired), Linen Thread, Dots Embossing Folder (retired), Strip Adhesive


  • The Powder Pink base card is 4-1/4″ x 11″, scored, folded and burnished at 5-1/2″
  • The DSP layer is 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″ attached to card front with SNAIL
  • The Powder Pink layer is 3″ x 4-1/4″.  Punch at top with Pretty Label Punch. Run through Big Shot with EF.  Attach a strip of ribbon around the bottom of this layer and attach with SNAIL.  Add Strip Adhesive around back edges.
  • Cut the Whisper White layer 2-7/8″ x 4-1/8″.  Lay the Powder Pink layer on top and light mark the punched opening.  Stamp image with Archival Basic Black and color in with markers.
  • Remove protective paper from Strip Adhesive and place Powder Pink layer over the stamped Whisper White layer.  Attach both layers to card front with SNAIL
  • Make a bow with several loops and tie center with Linen Thread.  Attach to ribbon band with glue dots.
  • Inside the Whisper White layer is 4″ x 5-1/4″ attached with SNAIL.
  • The floral pattern was “fussy cut” and added at the lower left corner with SNAIL.
  • The envelope isn’t shown but the flap was cover with a coordinating piece of DSP.

If you have a “girlie girl’s” birthday coming up…well, here you go!

Hope you are enjoying some nice spring weather like we are here in the South…

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

and I’ve decided to do just that.

Stay inky…Be HaPpY!


Beautiful You…

Today’s post was inspired by Buffy Cooper…thanks Buffy!  And I have to tell you this stamp set, Beautiful You, in the Occasions Catalog that goes “live” tomorrow is awesome…if you like/love it, you should order it now because I can definitely see this one selling out…just sayin’.


and a peek inside…


Notice the coordinating envelope?  And the sponging on the background of the designer series paper?  She looks like she’s dancing in a dream…love!

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…


  • Paper:  Sahara Sand, Blushing Bride and Very Vanilla Cardstock, plus Falling in Love Designer Series Paper
  • Ink:  Archival Basic Black
  • Stamps:  Beautiful You
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  SU! Water Color Pencils, Lace Doilies, Falling in Love Embellishments, Lace Trim


  • The Sahara Sand 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″
  • The DSP layer is 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Using a doily and a sponge with Sahara Sand ink pad, sponge over the doily making a light pattern in the background.
  • Finish sponging the whole doily with Sahara Sand ink and then cut in half and then cut one half into quarters.  Attach the quarters to the top right and left bottom corners with multipurpose glue (you can sponge a light coat on the back by placing a small amount on your silicon mat)
  • Add image and sentiment with Archival Basic Black ink.  Glue this layer to the Blushing Bride layer with multipurpose glue.
  • Cut the lace 16″.  Wrap at bottom of the two layers and pull each end through the embellishments until it’s snug.  Add a glue dot under embellishments and maybe each end of the lace.  Add this piece to card front with multipurpose glue.
  • Using the SU! water color pencils, color hat Daffodil Delight and Early Espresso for shading, the dress Calypso Coral and Melon Mambo for shading and her arms and legs a light shade of Calypso Coral.  Blend with Blender Pen, Aqua Painter or small round brush and water.
  • Inside the Blushing Bride layer is 3-3/8 x 4-3/8 and the Very Vanilla layer is 3-1/4″ x 4-1/4″.  Stamp sentiment in Archival Basic Black.  Add the other half of the doily you sponged with Sahara Sand with a sponge and a small amount of multipurpose glue on your silicon mat.  Works like a charm.
  • Sponge a Very Vanilla envelope with a doily and Sahara Sand ink pad.

We are having unusually warm weather for January (mid 60s today) and just south of us tornados are happening.  The weather has really been strange this past year…

If you would like to buy the supplies to make this card, I’d really appreciate your shopping in my store by clicking on the “shop now” star in the right column.

Tomorrow is a BIG day with the Occasions Catalog going “live” and the free products in the Sale-A-Bration catalog.  Yippee!

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…


and a lot of them.

Stay inky and Be HaPpY!


Fruit Stand Birthday…

This Designer Series Paper didn’t appeal to be right away.  It’s so hard to evaluate DSP by looking in the catalog, but several projects on Pinterest caught me eye so next thing I know Mr. Brown brings me a package of Fruit Stand DSP…

Several projects have come from that package each one better than the next.  Today’s post is a favorite…


See?  Was I right?  It’s just cute, perky and HaPpY…

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…


  • Paper:  Fruit Stand Designer Series Paper, Thick Whisper White Cardstock
  • Ink:  Basic Black and Flirty Flamingo
  • Stamps:  Fresh Fruit
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Blushing Bride Seam Binding, Linen Thread, Circle Framelit, Project Life Corner Rounder, Large Polka Dot Embossing Folder


  • The Thick Whisper White base card is 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ scored at 4-1/4″.  Round all corners with Project Life Corner Rounder.
  • The top Whisper White layer is 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″.  Round all corners.  Run through Big Shot with Large Polka Dot EF.  Attach to card front with adhesive…I used multipurpose glue.
  • The first DSP layer is 5-1/4″ x 2-1/4″.  Round all corners and attach to card front top with adhesive.
  • The half circle was made with the second largest circle in the framelit set and attached to card front with adhesive.
  • The sentiment layer is 1-5/8″ x 3-1/4″, round bottom corners.  Stamp sentiment and run through Big Shot with Large Polka Dot EF.  Attach to card front with adhesive.
  • Cut a 6″ piece of seam binding, fold so ends are not even and glue to card front where you want your bow.  Place a dimensional where your bow will be placed and loop several times with Linen Thread then attach to dimensional.  Loop seam binding several times making each loop a little larger til you have three loops each side.  Pinch and tie in center with Linen Thread and add over dimensional with glue dots.  Trim ends if you have to…I like mine kind of wild and uneven.
  • Inside there is a 4″ x 5-1/4″ Whisper White layer with just the bottom third embossed.  Add to card with adhesive.  Cut two strips of DSP and add to left side with adhesive.
  • You could also use the DSP to the envelope flap or make a liner for the envelope.

I admit this card just make me HaPpY!

Hope you are having a wonderful day and you found something here to inspire you in your creations…

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…


Get yourself inky…Be HaPpY!



Birthday Pleats ‘N Bows…

There have been lots of cards posted using the pleated technique.  It is an interesting technique that gives varying results based on the designer series paper you use.

Here is a sample…


The pleat runs the lower right side of the card and looks as if it is tied up in a bow to hold it there.  You can see how different DSP’s would influence the effectiveness of the technique.

The technique is quite simple once you know the shape and size of the DSP.  Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you and I hope you give this a try…


  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White, Mint Macaroon and Birthday Bouquet DSP
  • Ink:  Basic Black
  • Stamps:  Birthday Blooms
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Mint Macaron Lace Ribbon, Linen Thread, Decorative Label Punch


  • The Thick Whisper White base card is 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored and folded at 5 1/2″
  • The Mint Macaron layer is 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″
  • The dotted DSP layer is 4″ x 5 1/4″ attached to the Mint Macaron layer with adhesive
  • The pleated DSP is 7 3/4″ x 3″.  Mark 1 3/4″ on the short right side and 3″ mark from the left side on the bottom.  Draw line between two points and cut away the lower piece.  Now with the top long side score at 3″, 3 1/2″, 5″ and 6 1/8″.  Fold mountain/valley style and adhere pleats with adhesive.
  • Adhere a piece of Mint Macaron lace at back and then add entire layer to card front.
  • Make bow and attach with Linen Thread to lace on card front.  I also placed a dimensional behind the bow to hold in place.
  • Inside there is a 4″ x 5 1/4″ Mint Macaron layer with a Whisper White layer 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ on top.
  • I plan to line an envelope with more DSP and this one is done.

Give this a try and see what you come up with.

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…


Get inky…Be HaPpY!


His and Hers…

It’s their birthday just days apart and they are husband/wife and really good friends for a long time.  So I decided to challenge myself to make them both birthday cards from the same stamp set…and make hers girly and his masculine. Can it be done?   Yep…



This is his…the set is An Amazing Birthday.  Definitely masculine, right? Now here is hers…


This is my kind of girly with lots of bling!  She will love it.  The color combinations are the most obvious nods to male or female, and I love that this set works either way.  Would you like the Stuff ‘N Digits for these two cards?

Here you go…

His Stuff

  • Paper:  Crumb Cake, Real Red, Whisper White and Marina Mist cardstock.  The DSP is from the Trim the Tree DSP Stack
  • Ink:  Marina Mist, Crushed Curry, Real Red, Smoky Slate, Memento Black
  • Stamps:  An Amazing Birthday
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments: 1 1/4″ and 1″ Circle Punch, Banner Punch, Banner Framelits, Linen Thread and Stars  and Stylish Stripes Embossing Folders


  • The base card of Crumb Cake is 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ scored at 4 1/4″
  • The Real Red layer is 5 3/8″ x 4 1/8″
  • The DSP layer is 5 1/4″ x 4″
  • The Real Red Banner cut from the Banner Framelit and then embossed with Star EF
  • Attach Linen Thread before attaching to card front.
  • Marina Mist banner cut with framelit and embossed with Stylish Stripes EF
  • Stamp the lines banner and cut by fussy cutting.
  • Color the stamps with all markers and stamp on Whisper White.  Cut out each color individually.
  • Now stamp with Memento Black on stripped banner.  Add the colored Happy Birthdays with dimensionals.
  • Stamp the “It’s for you” on Whisper White in Marina Mist and then Crushed Curry.  Punch with 1 1/4″ circle punch and 1″ circle punch.  Add with dimensional
  • Before attaching the It’s For You circle to card front add a dimensional top and bottom on back and place over the Linen Thread.
  • Punch out banners and attach with glue dot.

Hers  Stuff

  • Paper:  Pool Party, Blushing Bride and Whisper White cardstock.  Silver Glimmer paper.
  • Ink:  Blushing Bride,  Lost Lagoon and Smoky Slate
  • Stamps:  An Amazing Birthday
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  1 1/2″ and 1″ Circle Punch, Banner Framelits, Pool Party Embossing Powder, 1/8″ Silver Ribbon and Rhinestones


  • The Pool Party base card is 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ scored at 4 1/4″
  • The Silver Glimmer is cut 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″
  • The Blushing Bride layer is 4″ x 5 1/4″ embossed with the Decorative Dots Embossing Folder
  • The Silver Glimmer banner was cut with framelits and attached to card front with Tomboy Glue
  • The sentiment banner is colored with markers and stamped on Whisper White
  • The second banner was cut with the same banner framelit and trimmed so that it is slightly smaller than the first
  • Attach Silver Ribbon before attaching to card front.
  • Stamp the circle stamp with Versamark and sprinkle with Pool Party Embossing Powder and heat.
  • Punch with 1 1/4″ circle punch and attach with dimensionals.

After I took this photograph I added rhinestones to the little birthday cake…I can’t help myself!

Isn’t this fun to do?  Try picking out one of you stamp sets and challenging yourself to making two very different cards with the one set.  You may just be surprised what you create.

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…


Oh I hope so…this week last year I lost my younger sister.

Thanks goodness I can be inky…and HaPpY!