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Framed Succulents…

The Vertical Garden on page 22 of the Occasions Catalog caught me eye on the first pass through.  I mean who could not notice that kit?

So the kit was included on my first order and  instead of making the vertical garden I made this…well, maybe a couple or so of these.

and I loved it!  Then I remembered I had this frame just hanging around and thought how nice it would look with those succulents inside it…yep, bought another one!  But this project can be paired with the first one and looks so nice in the powder room.

See!  That frame was perfect…exactly what I needed to go with that pot.

Since I own the Spiral Flower Die, several more roses were made to fill in small spaces.

This dragon fly was just hanging out on one of the studio table tops, so he was popped up on a piece of Window Sheet to forever hover over this succulent garden.

Both of these projects now adorn the powder room for all to enjoy…

There really isn’t Stuff ‘N Digits for this post, but maybe a couple of tips…

To finish a framed piece like this one you’ll need:

  • An 8″ x 10″ opening frame
  • Stamps and Dies…Succulent Framelits Dies (there are some light green stem-like pieces here and there for texture at a different level), Dragonfly Die, Gorgeous Grunge (splats on plants) Oh So Succulent (tips of plants)
  • You’ll need a sponge if you want to darken the edges.  Rich Razzleberry and Soft Suede was used here.
  • Hot glue gun to put plant layers together and add to frame.  These were glued directly to the glass

Questions?  Leave me a comment or shoot me an email.

Hope you enjoyed this personal project.  There may be more succulents in my future!  SU! was right on trend with this bundle!

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

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Have a great day, stay inky and be HaPpY!

 

 

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Friends & Hearts…

There are so many different parts of my “job” I love and one of them is being able to make just a little something for a friend “just because”.  We don’t always need a reason for a thoughtful gift…

So I made this for a neighbor/friend I met only a year or so ago.  We just “clicked” and have so much in common…

Being as Valentine’s is next week, this seemed the perfect gift to share with her…

And a close up…

There aren’t many instructions for this one.  The frame is from Hobby Lobby and should fit in nicely with her home décor.  Hopefully she will use this each year at Valentine time.

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits

Stuff

  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White and Real Red Cardstock
  • Ink:  Basic Gray and Archival Basic Black
  • Stamps:  Sheltering Tree and Hello Life (retired, sentiment)
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Confetti Hearts Border Punch, Craft White Ink, small round brush

Digits

  • The open in this mat is 5″ x 5″ so I cut the Thick Whisper White 5-1/2″ square.
  • Stamp the tree image slightly left of center in Basic Gray.  With small round brush and Craft White Ink Refill, highlight left side of tree trunk and top side of limbs.  Let dry or heat.
  • Punch hearts with Confetti Hearts Border Punch with Real Red Cardstock.  Using Multipurpose Glue add hearts.  I kept the larger ones to the center and smaller hearts out.  Place a few hearts falling to the ground.
  • Add sentiment in Archival Basic Black.
  • Run a bead of multipurpose glue around edges and place behind mat.

Classes today and Monday here at Rambling Rose Studio.  We are making some really pretty projects I hope everyone will be excited about.

Spring weather is back here in Tennessee…I’ll take it!

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

My two furbabies always dance with me rain or shine…

Stay inky…Be Happy!

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Santa’s Comin’ to Town…

Today’s project is one I’ve been excited to show you.  Remember last week I mentioned getting ready for a craft show (it’s taken two years to get into this show)?  Well…I’ve been working like a fiend making all sorts of paper art and this project will be used as a drawing giveaway to collect contact info from those that fill out the form…

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The opening in this 8″ x 10″ frame is 4″ x 6″.  Fortunately there is space between the glass and mat so a dimensional project works perfect.  Here’s a couple of close up shots…

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What fun to fill the sleigh…

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and Santa’s sack!

My original plan was to make a basket of stamping supplies as the giveaway (personally I’d like that) but considering the traffic at this show, this will probably be more popular.

Just to answer what I assume will be the number one question…the frame is from Hobby Lobby priced at $13.99 and 40% off.  So, I’ve got about $8 in the frame.  If I were selling this at this particular market, I’d price it at $25.

So, would you like some Stuff ‘N Digits for this one?   Here you go…

Stuff

  • Paper:  Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer, Soft Suede, Real Red, Pear Pizazz, Mossy Meadow, Whisper White, Silver Foil Cardstock, plus Candy Cane Lane Designer Series Paper
  • Ink:  Real Red, Basic Black Soft Suede, Daffodil Delight, Dapper Denim, Old Olive, Crumb Cake, Smoky Slate
  • Stamps:  Santa’s Sleight, Father Christmas
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Santa’s Sleight Thinlit Dies, Linen Thread

Digits

  • Let’s start with the background and come forward.  The Candy Cane Lane DSP was cut slightly larger than the 4″ x 6″ opening and glued to the sheet inside the frame right over the picture they had in the frame.  Perfect positioning.
  • The Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper was cut 6″ x 3″ and then hand cut and attached at bottom with Adhesive Strip.
  • The trees were stamped on Mossy Meadow and Pear Pizazz, cut with Thinlit and one attached with Multipurpose Glue and the other with dimensionals.  I purposely set them to be outside the framed area at the top.
  • Cut the Real Red sleigh, cut the base sleigh from Soft Suede and the blades from Silver Foil.  Attach with Multipurpose Glue to build your sleight.  Stamp and cut your packages, stocking and teddy bear from DSP and Whisper White cardstock.  Don’t forget your bows!  Attach with Multipurpose Glue to back side of sleigh or with dimensionals…whatever looks best to you.  Attach sleigh over trees at an angle with Adhesive Strip.
  • Stamp and cut out two reindeer plus one wreath and bow.  Attach one reindeer with Multipurpose Glue and the other just in front and maybe out of the frame slightly with Strip Adhesive.  Cut wreath in one place and slip over neck of first reindeer.  Attach glue dot to back.  Add bow with glue dot.  Wrap Linen Thread around the first reindeer’s neck and tie, then loop around second reindeer, thread through hole on sleigh and glue dot to the sleigh.  Isn’t this looking cute?
  • Now finish with Santa’s bag.  Stamp on Whisper White with Basic Black.  Color with markers and Blender Pen, fussy cut and add just outside frame with dimensionals.

This was so much fun to make…I was doing a little dance all over the studio!

More projects this week I’m excited to show you so be sure to stop by…

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

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no comment.

At least I’m inky and HaPpY!

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Framed for Me…

This week I made and posted a framed monogram for a sweet friend and neighbor who I wanted to thank for a favor.  It was made in colors she frequently decorates with which I love, but I wanted one for my house that coordinated with my colors…

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Now these colors go perfectly in my house and the frame’s artwork resembles some of the flourishes Stampin’ Up! has available in stamps right now.

The frame came from Hobby Lobby and the opening is 4″ x 6″.   Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…

Stuff

  • Paper:  Very Vanilla and Mint Macaron Cardstock
  • Ink:  Mint Macaron, Smoky Slate, Basic Grey
  • Stamps:  Letters to You, Floral Phrases and Timeless Textures
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Large Letters Alphabet

Digits

  • The Very Vanilla Cardstock was cut 4″ x 6″.  Using the border stamp from Timeless Textures in Smoky Slate stamp around all edges.
  • Using Mint Macaron stamp the roses from Floral Phrases in two places.
  • Use Smoky Slate and Basic Gray with the checked border in a couple of places, the cup bottom circles, polka dots and flourishes in a couple of corners.
  • Add some splatters to the center of piece in Mint Macaron and Smoky Slate.
  • Cut four “M”s from Mint Macaron cardstock.  Stamp the the letter in Mint Macaron on Mint Macaron cardstock and set aside.  Glue the other four “M”s together with multipurpose glue and add the stamped M on top.
  • Place stamped background inside frame and glue the stacked “M”s to the glass outside the frame with multipurpose glue.
  • This frame did have room for any dimension in the artwork so the stacked letters were placed outside.  Works fine for me!

We all make tons of cards and I find it refreshing to work on home décor pieces to decorate my home or give as gifts.

Hope you are planning a wonderful and hopefully cooler weekend.

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

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A belt?  Who heard of such a thing?

Get yourself inky…and Be HaPpY!

 

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Seaside Sampler…

This past spring several of my stamping peeps and I shared art for a spring sampler.  I have to say it turned out so well and is one of my most treasured pieces.

But today I took the spring sampler down and hung up a new sampler for summertime.  Using the Designer Series Paper By the Shore and stamp set Seaside Shore in addition to Swirly Bird and Painter’s Palette.  I finished this sampler today and couldn’t wait to share…

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  • I found this 10″ x 10″ frame last week at Hobby Lobby and knew it would work great for this project.  There is about a 1/2″ space between the glass and the back of the frame which makes it possible to create three dimensional squares.
  • The center measures 5″ x 5″ and each square is 2″ square.  You can see I used the Layered Square Framelits which made it easy to cut these out and know they were perfect.
  • The background is a single sheet from the DSP.  The different square highlight the variety of designs in the DSP.  Colors are Dapper Denim, Watermelon Wonder, Mint Macaron and some Soft Suede.
  • In the center I used the easel frame from the set Painter’s Palette to create the sign in the sand.  And the little sail boat is from the set Swirly Birds.  Lots of small pieces stamped and “fussy cut” until I felt there were plenty of pieces to work with.
  • The small squares are Dapper Denim cut with the scalloped Layered Square Framelits and the DSP square were all cut with the corresponding straight square.

Here are a couple of close up shots of the squares in case you’d like to case.

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I’m so glad this project was finished before summer ended.  I need more summer decorations…

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

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It’s so much more fun!

Get inky…Be HaPpY!

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Thank You Gift…

Aren’t good neighbors the best?  I have a good friend who is also a neighbor who helped me a couple of weeks ago with my fur babies while I drove “the Littles” home.  Kept me from having to load them up in the car along with the kids and all their stuff.

So I have made a thank you gift for her to show my appreciation…

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The initial of her last name is the same as mine.  Once I had this finished, I seriously considered keeping it!  But no, I can always make me another one and I know how much she loves this color combination.

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…

Stuff

  • Paper:  Bermuda Bay and Thick Whisper White Cardstock
  • Ink:  Real Red, Daffodil Delight, Basic Black, Smoky Slate and Coastal Cabana
  • Stamps:  Timeless Textures, Floral Phrases, Touches of Texture and Letters to You
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Itty Bitty Flower Punch, Basic Pearls and Large Letters Framelits

Digits

  • The Frame is from Hobby Lobby and the opening is 7″ x 7″.  I took out the mat that had a 5″ x 5″ opening and used the whole 7″ x 7″ space.
  • Cut a piece of Bermuda Bay cardstock 7″ x 7″ and the Thick Whisper White 6″ x 6″.
  • There is space between the glass and the back of the frame so I could use some dimensional pieces.
  • I started by sponging the background of the Thick Whisper White piece with Coastal Cabana leaving the center the lightest color.  Then I used Timeless Texture border in Coastal Cabana all around the outside edges.
  • Stamped the rose from Floral Phrases in a couple of places with Coastal Cabana and the dots border in Real Red here and there plus the checks border from Timeless Textures in Smoky Slate here and there.
  • The Touches of Texture flower was stamped in the center in Basic Black, Daffodil Delight for the spots background and the flower petals.
  • The “M”s were cut from Bermuda Bay.  I used one of the floral designs and stamped over one “M” with Bermuda Bay for some texture.  Then I cut four more “M”s and glued them all together and then to the center of the piece.
  • Three Itty Bitty flowers were punched and placed with glue dots.  The centers are Basic Pearls colored with black permanent marker.
  • Glue the Whisper White layer to the Bermuda Bay layer with multipurpose glue and place inside frame.

This little project makes a great hostess gift…

Hope you enjoyed this project are having a great day.  We are suffering through another day of insufferable heat and humidity.  We may just get a break this weekend…

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

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Get yourself inky…Be HaPpY!

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Enjoy the Little Things…

Six days a week you will find a new project posted here…Often I’m asked, “where do you find inspiration?”  Everywhere!

Last weekend a friend and I went to the first every Strawberry Fields Guild open house.  Propped up against the wall on the floor was this artwork…

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I would guesstimate it was 16″ x 20″ and I loved it!  I left it there on the floor and came home and made this…

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What do you think?  This little beauty measures 6 1/2″ square and was made from two pieces of cardstock.

Here’s a side view so you can see the Wink of Stella Clear, the dimension of the butterfly and the depth of the plaque.  See those Wink of Stella splatters?

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The splatters were a mistake.  Shaking the pen to keep the sparkle going the picture was splattered with Wink of Stella.  Knocked the breath out of me for a minute as this was the last thing before finishing.  Then I decided I loved the effect and splattered even more!

Are you interested in the Stuff ‘N Digits?  Here you go…

Stuff

  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White cardstock
  • Ink:  Crumb Cake, Basic Black, Flirty Flamingo, Watermelon Wonder, Old Olive, Mossy Meadow, Peekaboo Peach
  • Stamps:  Clearly for You (retired, No.5), Nature Walk (retired, Bee), Timeless Textures (edges), Best Thoughts (large bloom), Birthday Blossoms (large leaves), Awesomely Artistic (ferns & group flowers), Layering Love (sentiment) and Gorgeous Grunge (splats), En Francais (retired, printed text)
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Washi Tape, Wink of Stella Clear, Ribbon or cord/twine for hanging, hole punch

Digits

  • Cut two 8 1/2″ square pieces of Thick Whisper White and score all sides 1″.  Cut one side of each tab.
  • Start by sponging the edges with Crumb Cake, then stamp edge from Timeless Textures around the edge and over the sponging.  Then add splats with Gorgeous Grunge and Crumb cake over that.
  • You can follow this example exactly or substitute stamps you may have I didn’t use.  I did use an Aqua Painter to lightly color with the lightest shade and once dry went over the image with the darker color where shadows would be.  Watermelon splats were added to the larger flower when dry with Gorgeous Grunge.
  • The butterfly was stamped, colored and “fussy cut” before adding with dimensional.  Add Wink of Stella on butterfly and splats if you want them.
  • Once all your stamping is done, add tear tape to each tab and fold into a box.  Do the same with the second 6 1/2″ square.  Run a coordinating Washi Tape around all four sides of your stamped “box”.  Lay the plain square inside the stamped square and punch two holes for the ribbon/cord to thread through.  Now remove the unstamped box and run the ribbon/ cording through the stamped box and the plain box tying a knot to secure. Place the two boxes together just like a gift box would close.

I am just so happy with this little plaque and hope to find more time to explore this type of project into gift sets with maybe a couple of smaller plaques that would coordinate.  My “to do” list just gets longer each day!

So my point is there is inspiration everywhere…

Today begins the Memorial Day Weekend where we honor those who serve and sacrifice for all of us.  Since we have a son-in-love who is currently serving in Seoul, South Korea, this holiday has special meaning.

Here is your “B-ism” for today…

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I sure hope so…

I’m inky…and HaPpY!

 

 

 

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Amy’s Birthday Surprise…

My daughter-in-love’s birthday was yesterday so I waited to show you this project today so I wouldn’t ruin her surprise in the mail…

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Wish I had thought to retake this with the photos I had of them inserted.  They were taken at Thanksgiving of their entire family including the new puppy…a French Bulldog named Stitch.  And I loved the saying included on the mat of this frame.  This frame measures 8″ x 23″ and was purchased at Hobby Lobby.

Here’s a close up of the flowers created with the Botanical Builder Framelits…

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Selecting colors is the hardest part of this project I think.  I wanted colors to coordinate with the colors of the mat and copy, but I also wanted the colors to go with her home décor.  They live in Florida so all the foliage and flowers are perfect.

Once you’ve decided on your color palette, cut twice as many of everything in all your colors (including white) that you think you will need including leaves.  You can save your leftovers for other projects…they come in handy!

Stamp and sponge the leaves and flowers that will need it all at one time.

Now you’ve got everything ready and you can relax and enjoy creating your “garden” at the top left and lower right corners.

The leaves were mostly mounted with Tombow Glue or glue dots right to the glass.  The flowers were built with glue dots and dimensionals.  Once your flower layers are all put together, place them on the glass with dimensionals in a formation that pleases your eye.  You just can’t mess us with these flowers…

Once the photos were in it was really cute.  She’s lucky to get it cause I almost kept it!

Hope your Tuesday has gone well so far.  Be sure to stop back by tomorrow.

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

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What a nice thought…

If you are inky, you are HaPpY!

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Spring Sampler Happiness…

Today’s post has been in the works for a couple of months and I’m so excited to share it with you today.

I have the best “peeps” anywhere…a couple of months ago I suggested we make a 12 x 12 sampler and swap 3 x 3 cards.  None of them has ever participated in a swap but they readily agreed.

It was decided we would use a 3 x 3 Blushing Bride base for each sampler and then decorate in a spring theme using the color palette from the Designer Series Paper Birthday Blooms.  That was all the direction given.

Each person purchased their own 12 x 12 frame.  Mine looked like this yesterday…

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But look at it today!…

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Isn’t that the cutest?  They seemed to have so much fun swapping and couldn’t wait to get home and put their frames together too.

You can see from the first to the second photo I changed the background on mine.  However, it’s just DSP inside the frame so it can be changed over and over again.  The 3 x 3 cards are glue dotted to the glass…also easy to change up.

Here’s a bad shot (backlighting) of today’s group intensely working on their projects.  The group over the weekend was just as pleased with their swaps.  They have already stated they would like to make one for the summer season!

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Hope you enjoyed seeing this project and that you might be inspired to make a sampler for the spring season…

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

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Come get inky with us…and Be HaPpY!

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Shall We Have Tea?…

This set was my #1 choice the first time I laid eyes on it in Orlando last November…seriously, who wouldn’t like this set?  Then the sentiment was in another set (Balloon Celebrations, really!).  Why this sentiment isn’t with this set is a mystery to me…but together they are just a little bit of magic…

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This frame is 5″ x 5″ and will be sitting in my kitchen if you want to come over for tea or coffee and see it…

You will all ask me where the frame came from…Hobby Lobby $5.99 with their 40% savings coupon.

Now I have placed the Designer Series Paper behind the glass, but not any of the teapot pieces.  I do this all the time so I can build layers and texture into a framed design.  I just stick the pieces on the glass with glue dots or dimensionals…I’ve been known to use glue too!

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…

  • Let’s do the sentiment oval first.  I “fussy cut” the flower, stamped the sentiment in Early Espresso and punched with Scallop Oval Punch.  The large Oval Punch was used for the DSP in the background.  Attach these two layers with adhesive.  Add as many dimensionals as you want to the back of this piece.  Add the cut flower to the front with a dimensional.
  • The tea bag was cut from tissue paper doubled.  Hold together with a glue dot.  Cut a small piece of Baker’s Twine and staple to the tea bag.
  • Cut the teapot out with Cups & Kettle Framelits and Mint Macaron cardstock.  Cut another teapot out of fun foam and glue cardstock pieces to corresponding fun foam.  “Fussy cut” another flower and add to front of teapot with glue.  Glue the Baker’s Twine stapled to tea bag to back of teapot.
  • Cut the smoke coming out of teapot from Whisper White cardstock and fun foam and glue together.
  • Cut a portion of a doily and add to glass with a small amount of glue here and there.  Glue the teapot over doily and the smoke coming from spout.
  • Add the sentiment oval over the teapot.

This was such a fun piece to put together and I’m already thinking of ways to make it cuter and to match my daughter-in-love’s new kitchen décor.

Mother Nature is reminding us she is in charge of the seasons and it’s still March today.  Makes for a really good stamping day.

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

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Get those fingers inky…Be HaPpY!

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