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Market Tree Ornament…

Here is another idea for a thoughtful gift that I plan to have at the Christmas Market next week…


The nice thing about these frames is they can be hung from the tree or stand alone…


The frames were found at Michael’s.  Another good thing about these frame is they do not have glass but a window sheet.  You can delete the window sheet and make your insert/decoration three dimensional.

You can see I have used November’s Paper Pumpkin to create these ornament backgrounds.  How sweet is that?

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…


  • Paper:  November Paper Pumpkin for blue insert, Real Red  and Old Olive Cardstock and Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper
  • Ink:  None
  • Stamps:  None
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Blossom Punch, May Flowers Framelits, Christmas Stocking Thinlets, Real Red 1/2″ Satin Ribbon


  • Cut Glimmer Paper background.  This frame took 2-1/4″ square.  Cut blue insert from Paper Pumpkin 2-1/4″ and attach to Glimmer Paper with multipurpose glue.
  • Cut another 2-1/4″ square Glimmer Paper and hand cut in half making slopes.  Add one over blue layer with multipurpose glue.
  • Cut “Noel” from Real Red cardstock and add over Glimmer Paper with multipurpose glue.  Insert layered square inside frame.
  • Cut two sizes flower from Real Red and attach with dimensional.  Cut center from Glimmer Paper and attach with dimensional.
  • Cut two Old Olive leaf branches and attach to one corner of frame with hot glue.  Add flower over top with hot glue.
  • Cut a 9″ piece of ribbon and add to back of frame with hot glue for hanging ornament.

It has really gotten down to crunch time for the market and I have begun to price items and pack them.  I’ve got to find a place to stop making things because I want to create a “stamping area” where people can give stamping a try.  I hope to interest some potential customers and maybe even a new team member or two!

You may not know this, but I live in Chattanooga and if you have seen any national news today, you may have heard about the school bus wreck here yesterday afternoon.  What a tragedy and sad loss of life.  Keep these families close to your hearts…

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…


be kind.

Getting inky will make you HaPpY!



Shadow Box Card Swing…

Over the years (too many to mention) I have made more boxes and 3-D items than I can count.  But never a “shadow box card”…

Here’s my first one…


This is one of those projects you can get lost in…once the box is made, it’s all play time.

The inside of this card is 4 1/2″ square and was made with a 12″ square piece of Crumb Cake Cardstock.  The scoring is fairly simple, but the cutting of the corners need more attention.  I watched this YouTube video to be sure the corners were cut correctly.  Once you have made one…you too will want to make more.

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits


  • Paper:  12″ square Crumb Cake Cardstock, plus Whisper White, Very Vanilla, Soft Sky, Flirty Flamingo and Mint Macaron Cardstock
  • Ink:  Basic Black, Crumb Cake, Dapper Denim, Flirty Flamingo, Emerald Envy, Peekaboo Peach
  • Stamps: Sitting Here
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Itty Bitty Flower Punches, Bird Punch (leaves)


  • For your reference here are the score lines for all four sides of the 12″ cardstock piece:  3/4″, 1 1/2″, 2 1/4″ and 3″.
  • Once you have all these score lines in go back and score one side at the 3 3/4″ mark down to the second score line, turn 180 degrees and repeat these two score lines.
  • Watch the video about trimming all four corners and then burnish all score lines well with your bone folder.
  • Add your Fast Fuze or Tear Tape and begin folding your frame.
  • Cut a background for your frame (I used Very Vanilla cardstock here).  Do your stamping with the swing, color with Aqua Painter and Crumb Cake ink in pad lid.  Add shadows under the swing.  Now place inside your frame and enjoy decorating with the flowers, pillows and kitty or dog.  All of these pieces were stamped on Thick Whisper White, colored with markers and “fussy cut”.  Dry emboss on your sponge mat with a rounded pen or maybe the larger end of score tool to get dimension for each piece.  Add with Dimensionals.
  • All the flowers were punched and placed on mat.  I used smooth end of Piercing Tool to push in centers to give dimension and a journaling pen to add dots to centers.  Punch stems and leaves with Bird Punch from Mint Macaroon cardstock.  Lay stems down with dots of Tombow glue first.  Then add flowers with glue dots.  Add a couple of stems on the outside top right corner the same way.
  • The flower pot was added to the front of the frame with glue dots after dry embossing from back.

My little mind is very busy imagining these shadow frames for the holidays in various sizes.  What a nice gift that would make too!  Oh! what about a wedding or new baby?  Ahhh…it is maddening.

Hope you enjoyed this post as much as I did making it…I see many of these in my future!

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…


But she still got the prince!

Are you HaPpY?…get inky!



Framed Love…

Thinking ahead to April when Lyla (one of “the littles”) will be celebrating her 9th birthday, I’ve made her a frame for her desk with a picture of her and her best buddy, Stitch…


Is that just adorable or what?  He is just a baby and they are inseparable.

The “frame” really isn’t a frame at all.  It is a Kate Spade window box that held 18 pretty push pins.  It was just so well made I felt it could be repurposed as a frame.  But what kicks it up a notch or two are the Botanical Builder Framelits.

You could make this with any frame you find at Hobby Lobby or wherever you buy your frames.

Here are a few Stuff ‘N Digits for you…


  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White, Watermelon Wonder, Blushing Bride, Mossy Meadow, Basic Black and Old Olive cardstock
  • Ink:  Basic Black
  • Stamps:  Perfect Picture (sentiment)  Isn’t that sentiment perfect for this picture?
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Botanical Builder Framelits, 1″ Watermelon Wonder Satin Ribbon, 1″ Watermelon Wonder Lace Trim, Large Number Framelits


  • If you are making a frame from a box like I did, glue the 1″ Watermelon Wonder ribbon around the sides of the box top first.
  • Make two bows, one satin and one lace using Linen Thread to tie them at centers.  Glue with hot glue gun the lace ribbon toward the front edge and the satin ribbon just behind the lace one.
  • Using the Botanical Builder Framelits and all the cardstock colors, cut out lots of flowers and leaves and “build” your blooms.  Everything was attached to the frame with hot glue gun to keep it strong.
  • Stamp the banner and sentiment in Basic Black on Thick Whisper White and cut with framelit from Large Numbers Framelits.  Cut another banner in Watermelon Wonder and set behind the Whisper White.  Attach to frame bottom with hot glue.

This was such a fun project and came together quickly.  Lyla and I had gone shopping last Saturday while I was in Florida at this amazing shop a friend took me to called Whim So Doodle and that’s where I picked up the Kate Spade push pins.  Lucky me the box was so cute… as were the pins.

This week Sally Atchley from St. Petersburg, Florida joined my team…I’m so excited for her and that we will share our passion for creating beautiful things with stamps.  We met at the beach last summer where we were both entertaining our grandkids the last week before school started and have been fast friends every since.  We are planning another summer at the beach this year too!  It amazes me how stamping has lead me on new paths and sweet friendships.

Have to mention that my daughter has arrived in the states (after a grueling travel schedule) from South Korea and will be here two weeks!  HaPpY dance all over the place…

Hope you are enjoying your day and creating beautiful things…

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…


Get inky…Be HaPpY!



Frame My Heart…

Lots of Valentine stamping has been going on at Rambling Rose Studios…my mind has been spinning at almost an uncontrollable pace with ideas that can’t be made fast enough. Today’s post is a home décor piece that would definitely fit for Valentines or maybe a wedding shower or anniversary…


and here’s a close up of the deminsion created with the flower thinlets… framedheart1

Before you ask…the frame was $16.99 less 40% at Hobby Lobby and the entire frame looks like this… framedheart2

The back side is a chalk board which would be handy on a shower table for messages.  Then the whole frame could be a gift. The frame size is 8 x 10 but the matted opening is 5 x 7.

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you


  • Paper: Pool Party, Mossy Meadow, Watermelon Wonder, Basic Black, Thick Whisper White Cardstock plus two hearts from this month’s Paper Pumpkin and the background is Neutrals Designer Series Pack
  • Ink:  Watermelon Wonder and Pool Party
  • Stamps:  none
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Botanical Blooms Thinlets Dies, 1 1/4″ Watermelon Wonder Ribbon, Linen Thread


  • The background DSP was cut 8 x 10.  The Watermelon Wonder heart and grey strip heart were attached with adhesive slightly skewed so you would see both colors and then to the background with adhesive.
  • Punch out a bunch of flowers in all three colors and sponge with ink in same color with a dauber.  I put Watermelon Wonder lightly on the Whisper White.  Cut lots of leaves of your choice in Mossy Meadow and a lighter green too if you’d like the contrast.
  • Start at the top of the right side of the heart with the larger blooms following the curve of the heart.  Stack different colors and sizes of blooms and centers with glue dots and dimensionals until you are happy with how your bigger blooms look.
  • Now use Tombow glue and get all your leaves where you like them.
  • Fill in all around your larger blooms with smaller ones.  Quit when you like it!
  • Make two small and two larger loops with the ribbon and tie in center with Linen Thread.  Add to top left of background with glue dots.

I’m definitely keeping this one, unless I find this frame in white, and bringing it out each February for Valentines and our wedding anniversary which is also in February. Thanks for stopping by this weekend.

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…


Ink really…

Come get inky with me and Be HaPpY!


The Littles in Roses…

Hope you got my post yesterday…finally!  My goodness this blog was just acting nuts!  Wouldn’t do anything I wanted to do at all.  At my wits end I rebooted my computer and started over for the sixth time…

So today here’s hoping I will be able to upload my photo and B-ism for you.

Here’s today’s post…


This frame came from Hobby Lobby and is pretty plain…until you add the “fussy cut” roses from the Birthday Blooms DSP from the Occasions catalog and the polka dot window sheet from the free product selection in thebSAB catalog. Monthly “the Littles” look adorable in there?

This would make a great and thoughtful small gift for Valentines.

this post is brief today because I have classes this weekend and Monday.mmhope your weekend if all you need it to be.

Heres your “B-ism” for today…


I’m not sure I’m really an adult…

I’m inky and HaPpY!



Love Framed…

Today’s project is the type I love to do…3-D, Home Décor.  If you are a demo, you’ll likely recognize the design.  When the Succeed Magazine arrived last month, the framed piece on the cover spoke to me.

Here’s my take on that project…


Before you ask I’ll tell you the frame has a stand in the back where it can sit on a table or shelf or you can hang it.  Found it at Hobby Lobby and would have bought more but this was the only one they had.  The clip would allow for seasonal changes to the look…

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you.


  • Paper:  Sahara Sand and Whisper White cardstock, plus Going Places and Wildflower Fields DSP and Vellum
  • Ink:  Basic Black
  • Stamps:  Going Global
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Linen Thread (I go through yards), World Traveler Embossing Folder, Butterfly Thinlets, Hearts Framelits or Punch



  • The background DSP measures 6″ x 7″
  • The second DSP measures 5″ x 6″ attached to background DSP with adhesive
  • The Sahara Sand layer measures 5 1/2″ x 4 1/4″ attached to background layers with dimensionals after embossing with World Traveler EF
  • Add a couple of dimensionals to the center of these background layer and twirl some Linen Thread loops around and attach to dimensionals
  • Cut a piece of dark DSP 4 1/2″ x 2″ and tag each end.  Attach to Sahara Sand layer with dimensionals.  In the center of this layer add a 1/2″ piece of Whisper White and a 3/8″ piece of the first background paper with adhesive.  Tag each end to match larger piece.
  • Cut largest butterfly once and two of the next smaller butterfly thinlet, one in Whisper White.  Attach butterflies with glue dots.
  • Cut heart from Vellum with framelits or punch (whichever you have).  Attach with glue dots to top of butterfly layer.
  • Stamp love on Whisper White and “fussy cut”.  Attach with glue dots bending in center for dimension.

Once all the pieces were cut, this beauty went together in no time.  I’m thinking this project is staying in my family room and I’ll change out the artwork with the season or to showcase a favorite photo.

Hope your schedule  has opened up some as we get closer to Christmas and all your projects are finished.  Make some sweet memories and enjoy!

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…


Let’s get inky together…and Be HaPpY!





Friend Frame…

Every grandmom has bragging rights to their g’kids…and I have a really good friend (for over 50 years) that I am giving this frame to so she can display her pride and joy.


The actual photo slips behind the snow and trees.  The frame I found at Walmart.  They only had one or I would have bought all they had.  I think she will love this…

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits


  • Paper:  Real Red and Thick Whisper White cardstock plus Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer paper
  • Ink:  Old Olive and Real Red
  • Stamps:  Festive Fireplace (wreath), Happy Scenes (trees)
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Linen Thread, Little Letter Thinlets, Tree Punch and balsam wood triangles are from PL but you could substitute Crumb Cake or Kraft Paper


  • The Real Red is 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ and just clips in place.
  • The Glimmer Paper was hand cut and glued at the bottom edge only.  The trees were stamped on Whisper White, “fussy cut” and glued to back of “snow”.
  • The banner was made with Linen Thread hot glued to frame. The red banners were scored at top and bent over the Linen Thread and glued in place.  The wood and/or Crumb Cake or Kraft paper was glued on top of Real Red.  Letters were cut  from Real Red cardstock and glued in place.
  • The wreath was stamped in Old Olive and cut with matching framelit.  The red berries were put in by hand with a Real Red marker.

I so wish I had more of these frames.  There would be one in my house for sure…and a different banner for each season!  I’m on the lookout…

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…


Oh how at 4’11” I can sooooo relate!

Get inky…Be HaPpY!