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It’s for Jack…

Last week I posted a card intended to go along with today’s post which is a gift celebrating a new grandbaby for really good friends.  The new baby boy’s name is Jack so I made this for his room…

There’s even the matching tag when this gets all wrapped up.

The bear is attached to the mat.

I’m in love with these little guys!

This frame is an 8 x 10 with a 5 x 7 opening in what was a plain white mat from Hobby Lobby.  It can stand up on a table top or be hung on the wall.

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…

Stuff

  • Paper:  Water color paper 6″ x 8″
  • Ink:  Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, Crushed Curry, Daffodil Delight, Smoky Slat and Powder Pink
  • Stamps:  A Little Wild and Letters for You
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Dauber, Little Loves Framelit Dies, Small Round Brush, Black Micron Pen and Water Colors

Digits

  • Make your water color paper at least 1″ larger than the mat opening.  Stamp the letters in Daffodil Delight that has been stamped off.  Stamp animals with Archival Basic Black.
  • Paint your letters first letting them dry and see if they need a second coat.  Once dry, outline with Black Micron Pen.
  • Stamp animals where they fit best for your name and color with reinkers listed above.  The bear was stamped on a water color paper scrap and cut out with the framelit.
  • The mat was dotted with a dauber and Smoky Slate and then the bear was placed in the lower left corner with multipurpose glue.

I hope this little frame will inspire you to make some personalized gifts for your family and friends.

Today Sweetums and I left to drive to Norfolk, VA, to pick up our daughter who is flying in from Seoul, SK, where she and her husband have been stationed for 2-1/2 years!  We are so excited to have her back in the states.  Still not sure when he will be able to follow, but we are hoping soon!

Thanks for stopping by.

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

today just might be that day!

Stay inky with me…be HaPpY!

 

 

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Baby Linton…

A friend was blessed with a new grandson named Linton.  To share in her family’s happiness I made a small gift for his nursery.

His nursery is done is blues and greys…

A glamour close up

An ombre effect on the letters add interest.  The background is a mottled grey.

And the sweet animals from A Little Wild stamp set were perfect.

Couldn’t find a box that would fit so it’s just wrapped and tied with a sweet tag.

The idea for this framed piece entered my head and all I needed was the perfect frame.  I’m not sure this one is perfect, but it is cute and the one I had in my head is not in this town!  Believe me, I looked…and looked!

If you’d like to make a similar piece here’s a couple of things to keep in mind.

Get your water colors out!  There’s so much you can do with them.

The 140 lb cold press paper was cut to fit the back of the mat.  Dampen the paper and apply your color with a large round brush.  Keep a tissue in your hand and dab here and there to remove some color to give a mottled look.

Cut a piece of water color paper wide and long enough for the letters and paint it the color of your choice.  Add the color along the bottom then dampen your brush and move the color up so that the bottom is more saturated with color than the top.  Let dry.  Cut out with Large Letters Framelits.  Cut out a second set of letters from water color paper using the Multipurpose Sticky Sheets.  Layer the water colored and plain letters together.

Add Artist tape across your background for a base line.  Add letters with multipurpose glue.

Stamp animals on water color paper with Archival Basic Black.  Give the animals a light coat of the color you want and let dry.  Tissue places that would normally round.  Add shadows with the same color around edges.  Add a little pink color to cheeks.  Let dry and cut with Framelits.

Add critters with dimensionals and multipurpose glue.

Put all layers inside frame and enjoy!

We have been out of town this week for some family and friend gatherings and are heading home today.  I’ll be back in the studio tomorrow.

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

The fireflies have arrived here in the South…

Stay inky…be HaPpY!

 

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Summertime…

Celebrating the first day of summer with you today and the longest daylight day of the year…

In my kitchen I keep a standing frame for my artwork.  The artwork is changed fairly often, but recently I realized there was nothing specific to the summer season.

That had to be changed so I got busy and created this light summer piece for today…

This frame was purchased at Hobby Lobby several years ago and it is a quirky size (6-1/4″ x 7-1/4″).  It also has corkboard inside it.  But it works great for what I intended to use it.  It fits nicely in a recipe holder on the counter.

This close up shows some of the texture in the background done with sponges and masking with a torn sheet of copy paper.

Love the cool drinks on the arm rests…

Here is the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…

Stuff

  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White Cardstock and water color paper
  • Ink:  Soft Sky, Crumb Cake, Daffodil Delight, Emerald Envy, Lemon Lime Twist, Soft Suede, Real Red and Pool Party
  • Stamps:  Fabulous Flamingo (grass & sand texture)
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Seasonal Layers Thinlits, Large Letters Framelits, Swirly Scribbles Framelits, Sponges, Large Round Brush, Strip Adhesive

Digits

  • Using Thick Whisper White Cardstock cut your background piece the size you need.  Tear a piece of copy paper on the long side to create a mask for your sponging.  Apply the mask about 2/3 up and sponge the Soft Sky.  Leave some areas without ink to appear as clouds.  Move the mask down another 1/3 of space and using Pool Party sponge this area.  At the bottom 1/3 I used Crumb Cake and Daffodil Delight then stamped texture with Soft Suede using stamp from Fabulous Flamingo.
  • You can add texture to the water by placing the mask in different areas and just sponging along the edge.
  • Stamp the grass in Lemon Lime Twist and Emerald Envy at the right side.  Cut chairs from Thick Whisper White and add with multipurpose glue.  Cut the glasses and add a bit of color at the bottom and then use brush of Blender Pen to move the color up a little.  Add to arm rests on chairs with Mini Glue Dots.
  • The swirly sun was cut from a piece of colored water color paper I had lying around.  I liked the colors.  You could recreate this with reinker and a brush using Real Red and Daffodil Delight.  This piece was added with multipurpose glue.
  • The letters was cut from a piece of water color paper that I wet with water and added the color to one side and let it bleed or flow to the other by tipping the paper.  Gives you a graduated look with the color.  Let dry and cut with Large Letters Framelits.  The letters were added with multipurpose glue.
  • Cut a piece of cardstock the length of your background by 2″.  Tear the edge along one side.  Add to the bottom of your piece with Strip Adhesive.

This seems to really brighten my kitchen for this season.  Do you ever make a piece of art for your home and live with it?  Most of us create art pieces and give them away.  Maybe you could make a gift for yourself!

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

make it memorable.

Stay inky…be HaPpY!

 

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Twice the Fun…

Recently a friend of mine became a grandmother for the first time…with TWINS!

We have all enjoyed waiting with her for the arrival…which happened this past weekend six weeks early.  Both babies are doing well and she is beyond words excited to welcome this little girl and boy to her world.

To celebrate their arrival I will be giving her this frame to proudly display their first pictures…

This frame will hold three 4″ x 6″ photos, but I chose to add their names to the center panel.

Their cute little names were cut from Designer Series Paper Birthday Memories with the Little Letters Framelits Dies.

This little retro “cutie” was cut from the same DSP using a framelit for her…

And this little foxy friend carrying his welcoming banner was also cut from the same DSP with a framelit.

This was a fun project completed in an afternoon thinking how amazing it will be to bring home two little babies.  Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…

Stuff

  • Paper:  Birthday Memories Designer Series Paper, Thick Whisper White Cardstock plus Water Color Paper
  • Ink:  Archival Basic Black
  • Stamps:  Birthday Delivery, Lovely Friends
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Little Letters Framelits, Birthday Friends Framelits, Blue & Pink water colors, Large Round Brush, Journaling Pen and frame from Big Box Store

Digits

  • Cut letters for name from DSP and another set from Thick Whisper White Cardstock and glue together with multipurpose glue.
  • The water color paper was cut to fit inside the center panel.  Wet one half of paper with water and apply water color.  Let the paper do most of the work for you.  Don’t worry about making the color solid.  A little variation in color is more interesting.  Once this half is dry repeat for the second color.  Let this dry completely before working with it.
  • Draw placement line for name (and maybe a date if you aren’t having twins) and add letter/numbers with multipurpose glue.  Stamp in center is from Lovely Friends.  I selectively inked just the “and” from one of the stamps and used the scroll from another.
  • Cut a set of balloons from DSP (just the balloons) and add to this panel.  Draw strings with a black journaling pen.  This panel was glued inside the center panel.  I then reinserted the piece of paper that came with the frame.  I would have cut a piece of cardstock, but it would have taken a 12 x 12 piece of Whisper White cardstock and I didn’t one…
  • The little girl, fox and banner were cut from the DSP using coordinating framelits.  Also cut the same images from Thick Whisper White Cardstock and glue together.  Fussy cut a set of balloons including strings from DSP.  Glue this cutout to a piece of Thick Whisper White with multipurpose glue and “fussy cut” .
  • Add all of these pieces to the frame front with Strip Adhesive.

Hope this post inspires you to create some home décor as a gift or for your own home.

My Mother’s Day weekend was filled with flowers…

Aren’t they gorgeous?  And babies…

A really special day…hope yours was too!

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

Dedicated to those of us who have lost our moms…

Come get inky with me…Be HaPpY!

 

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Henry’s First Birthday…

Alright, I know he was just born, but this Birthday Memories Designer Series Paper just kept calling his name.  So…I made this 8″ x 8″ sampler to celebrate his first birthday next March!

Found this frame at Hobby Lobby on sale.  It’s the perfect size for a sampler!

Close up of each corner…

and the last close up…

Had I been making this same sampler for a girl, there is an image of a little girl on the DSP and a stamp for her back along with a bouquet of flowers.  Change the Real Red Cardstock to Powder Pink and leave everything else as is…

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

Stuff

  • Paper: Birthday Memories Designer Series Paper plus Real Red  and Thick Whisper White Cardstock
  • Ink:  Real Red and Pacific Point
  • Stamps:  Birthday Delivery, Number of Years (st after number one)
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Balloons Honeycomb Embellishments, Cupcakes & Carousels Embellishment Kit (surprise banner), Birthday Friends Framelits Dies, Large Numbers Framelits

Digits

  • This “shadow” frame measures 8″ x 8″ inside.  Cut the background DSP 8″ x 8″ and attach with SNAIL or multipurpose glue.
  • Cut the fox, Hip Hip Hooray banner, cake, gift box and birthday hat out of DSP using Birthday Friends Framelits Dies and set aside.
  • Fussy cut the bear, squirrel, turtle and bunny from DSP and set aside.
  • Using Large Numbers Framelits cut the number from DSP and Real Red Cardstock and set aside.
  • Stamp the word “surprise” in Pacific Point on banner from Cupcakes & Carousel Embellishment Kit.  Lay the banner on a piece of Real Red CS and draw around edges with pencil.  Fussy cut larger banner just outside pencil lines.  Glue these two banners together with SNAIL.  Add dimensionals to back and set aside.
  • Cut two Real Red CS pieces 3-3/4″ square.  Cut two Real Red CS pieces 3-3/4″ x 2″.  Cut two Real Red CS pieces 1-3/4″ square.
  • Cut two Whisper White CS pieces 3-5/8″ square.  Cut two Real Red CS pieces 3-5/8″ x 1-7/8″.  Cut two Real Red CS pieces 1-5/8″ square.
  • Attach all  pieces with SNAIL or multipurpose glue.
  • Cut two pieces of “grass” 3-5/8″ x 1″ or less adding freehand curves.  Attach to bottom of both 3-3/4″ square pieces.
  • Starting with top right corner and one of the 3-3/4″ squares, add fox to right of square along with banner using multipurpose glue.  Add gift box with dimensional.  Add decorated square to background square with multipurpose glue.
  • Add squirrel, turtle and bunny to one of the 3-3/4″ x 2″ rectangles with multipurpose glue.  Add had to bunny.  Add rectangle under fox square with multipurpose glue.
  • Add surprise banner under previous rectangle with dimensionals overlapping at top.
  • Add bear to left side of second 3-3/4″ square with multipurpose glue.  Add three honeycomb balloons and hand draw with journal pen strings from balloons to bear’s hands.  Add this square to bottom left corner of sampler.
  • Add second 3-3/4″ x 2″ rectangle with happy birthday over the bear square with multipurpose glue.
  • Add cake to one of the 1-3/4″ squares with dimensionals.  Add to top left corner of sampler with multipurpose glue.
  • Cut the number from Real Red CS and DSP.  Stamp “st” in Real Red right top of square.  Glue together offsetting.  Add to second 1-3/4″ square with dimensionals.
  • Place inside shadow frame!

How much fun is that?  I think I will make a girl one too…it’s just too cute.

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

I.  LOVE.  SHOES.

And stamping…come get inky with me…Be HaPpY!

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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…

maybe?

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…

santasleigh

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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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…

seasampler

  • 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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