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Hummingbird in Flight…

You knew there had to be a hummingbird card after the butterfly last week…

Today’s card is vertical rather than horizontal like last week and using the Strip Adhesive makes it easier to pull the insert.

Easy to slide and watch the magic…

Glamour close up…

and a side view showing the dimension.

I can’t wait to send this card to someone and hear their reaction!

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…


  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White, Fresh Fig, Sweet Sugarplum Cardstock
  • Ink:  Archival Basic Black, Lemon Lime Twist, Daffodil Delight, Pool Party and Bermuda Bay
  • Stamps:  You Move Me and Tabs for Everything
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Precision Cutting Plate, 1/2″ Woven Fresh Fig Ribbon, Linen Thread,  Move Me Thinlets, Tab Punch, 3/4″ Circle Punch, Strip Adhesive


  • The Thick Whisper White base card is 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″.  Cut half circle at top using thinlet from Move Me Thinlits
  • The Sweet Sugar Plum layer is 3-3/4″ x 5″.  Cut shutter frame slightly higher than center point.  Stamp background with Archival Basic Black using flower center stamp.  Wrap a piece of Fresh Fig Ribbon around bottom of layer attaching in back with SNAIL.  Make a bow with several loops tying center with Linen Thread.  Attach over ribbon band with glue dots.
  • Stamp flowers and leaves on scrap Thick Whisper White CS and cut out with Move Me Thinlits.  Attach flowers with multipurpose glue and dimensionals.
  • Add Strip Adhesive to sides and bottom of this layer and attach to Whisper White base card.
  • The Thick Whisper White insert is 3″ x 4-1/2″.  Stamp the bird with beak stamp in Bermuda Bay a little lower than center point.  Stamp the other bird in Pool Party lining it up to stamp where there are no bars showing.
  • Punch the tab with Tab Punch from Fresh Fig CS scrap.  Stamp on Whisper White with stamps from Tabs for Everything and punch out with 3/4″ Circle Punch.  Add to one side of Fresh Fig tab with SNAIL.  Add to top of insert with SNAIL.

Are you ready to smile?  Slide your bird up and down to see it fly!

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  Hope you have found some inspiration for your own art creations!

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

I love minions.

Come get inky with me…be HaPpY!



All A Flutter…

Alright, I bet you have seen the cards where the image appears to move.  I can tell you the first time I saw this stamp set in motion was at OnStage in Savannah this past Spring.  We were all “ooing and ahhing” when it was demonstrated.  I couldn’t wait to make a card with it.

However, this set was not on the demonstrator pre-order, so I had to wait until the first week of June.

Here’s a little video…


This is an awesome interactive card!

Waiting to fly…

A glamour close up

The new Circle Tab Punch and the stamp set Tabs for Everything make the perfect tab to pull to make the butterfly flutter.

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


  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White, Old Olive, Pool Party Cardstock plus Petal Garden Designer Series Paper Stack
  • Ink:  Calypso Coral, Bermuda Bay and Pool Party
  • Stamps:  You Move Me and Tabs for Everything
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Circle Tab Punch, 3/4″ Circle Punch, Move Me Thinlits Dies, Linen Thread, 3/8″ Pool Party Ribbon,


  • The Pool Party base card is 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, scored, folded and burnished at 4-1/4″
  • Cut the shutters and the tab opening with thinlit dies.  Use the Precision Plate for the shutter opening.  Add Strip Adhesive along the left side and along the right side of the shutter opening and at the right card side.  This creates a channel for the butterfly to move easily up and down.
  • Color the sentiment stamp with marker and stamp on scrap Thick Whisper White CS.  Trim to 1-1/8″ x 2-5/8″.  Add under shutter with SNAIL.
  • Cut a piece of Old Olive CS 2″ x 4″.  Cut the DSP 1-7/8″ x 3-7/8″.  Add to Old Olive with SNAIL.  Add a piece of ribbon to top of this layer attaching with SNAIL at back.  Make a bow with several loops tying in center with Linen Thread.  Add over ribbon band with glue dots.  Add both layers to card front with SNAIL.
  • Cut butterfly from Thick Whisper White using thinlits.  Add to card front with dimensionals.
  • Cut the butterfly panel 3″ x 4-1/8″.  Stamp larger butterfly slightly lower than center in darkest color.  Add lighter color aligning in the spaces between the darker shade.  If you don’t get it perfect, the butterfly will still fly…not to worry.
  • Punch the tab with Tab Punch from Calypso Coral.  Stamp on scrap Whisper White the arrow and the word “this”.  Punch with 3/4″ circle punch and add to tab with SNAIL.  Add tab to top of butterfly piece with SNAIL.

For the biggest smile, pull the butterfly up and watch it flutter!

I’m not sure who designs these stamps, but I’m pretty sure they are amazing people.

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

so don’t

Stay inky…Be HaPpY!


Best Fishes…

Last week I saw this card on Pinterest by Patricia Ivler and just had to give it a try because it brought a smile to my face and I definitely wanted to share…


Now this is pretty cute with the new jars set, but it’s the inside that puts the smile on your face…


Such a cute interactive card!  Now I didn’t have her directions and I’m thinking maybe the Dapper Denim inside was bigger on hers, but I’ll give you my directions and you can alter them if you want.  Maybe look her up on Pinterest.  She had a broken jar on the inside of her card which is a great idea too!   Just sayin’…

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…


  • Paper:  Peekaboo Peach, Dapper Denim, and Thick Whisper White Cardstock, plus Fresh Fruit and InColor Designer Series Papers
  • Ink:  Smoky Slate, Peekaboo Peach, Pear Pizazz, Soft Sky, Soft Suede and Basic Grey
  • Stamps:  Birthday Banners (sentiment) and Jar of Love
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Everyday Jars and Bunch of Banners Framelits, Scallop Circle Punch, Heart Punch and Linen Thread


  • The Peekaboo Peach base card is 4-1/4″ x 11″, scored at 5-1/2″
  • The Dapper Denim layer is 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″ attached with adhesive
  • The DSP layer is 4″ x 5-1/4″ attached with adhesive
  • Stamp then cut the Happy Birthday banner.  Attach with dimensionals.
  • Stamp the jar with Smoky Slate and Soft Sky for water (stamp water twice).  Add bow in Soft Suede and plant in jar in Pear Pizazz stamping three times without reinking.  Stamp lid in Basic Gray.
  • Cut jar and lid with framelits.  Cut an extra jar in Dapper Denim.
  • Stamp fish in Peekaboo Peach on scrap Whisper White and “fussy cut”
  • Now glue all those layers together with multipurpose glue and attach to card front with dimensionals.
  • Inside cut a piece of Dapper Denim 10″ x 3 3/4″.  Score at 5″.  Mark the center and cut horizontally a line 3″.  From your center point vertically mark 1 1/2″ up and down.  Score from each point to the end of the horizontally cut line.  This creates a diamond shape.  Fold the shape toward you and burnish score lines by closing card and the diamond shape folds in.
  • Stamp the “For You” on a scrap 2 3/4″ x 1″ and glue to center of base card.
  • Stamp the “Best Fishes” on scrap and cut out with framelit.  Punch hole in one end and thread a piece of linen thread through hole and make a knot.  Set aside.
  • Let’s make this cute fish!  Cut a 2″ square from coordinating DSP and cut in half diagonally.    Fold in center.  Glue each triangle over the diamond shape.  Cut a scalloped circle and cut away part of the center until you like the size of the “fins” then glue in place.  Cut a small heart and glue in place for tail.  Now add the “best fishes” banner inside the mouth with a glue dot.  Use the owl punch to make the eyes and glue in place.  Is he cute or what?
  • I used multipurpose glue to place the Dapper Denim layer inside the card.  I placed glue everywhere except the diamond shape.  Fold your card closed and burnish so that it moves easily when it is opened.
  • Cut 3-3/4″ x 1/2″ strips of DSP and place at each side of insert.

Seriously…this is easy if you take it one step at a time.  Maybe like mine you will look a little different, but the person receiving it has no idea.  It’s your creation!

Hope this post inspires you to give this a try…

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…


I’ll take one of each…

Are you inky yet?  Get inky…Be HaPpY!


Sugar Plum Shaker…

I’m “over the moon” with the new Stampin’ Strips…make shaker cards so easy!


While cleaning out the paper catcher on a hole punch the other day, I collected all these cute, colorful dots and immediately thought they would make excellent material for a shaker card.  The sequins would have been nice, but these are much smaller and more colorful too.

Here are the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…


Paper:  Thick Whisper White, Rich Razzleberry Cardstock

Ink:  Sugar Plum and Basic Black

Stamps:  Playful Palette

Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Window Sheet, Sugar Plum Ruched Ribbon, Brick Wall Embossing Folder, Linen Thread, your choice of confetti and Stampin’ Strips


  • The Thick Whisper White base card is 4-1/4″ x 11″, scored at 5-1/2″
  • The Rich Razzleberry layer is 4″ x 5-1/4″.
  • The top Whisper White layer is 3-3/4″ x 5″, embossed with Brick Wall EF.  Attach this layer to the Rich Razzleberry layer with adhesive.  Add a strip of Sugar Plum Ruched Ribbon to the top of these two layers with adhesive, then to card front.
  • Make loops with ribbon and tie center with Linen Thread.  Attach to card front with glue dots.
  • Stamp the artist’s easel from Playful Palette on Whisper White with Sugar Plum ink and “fussy cut”.  Cut a piece of Window Sheet 2-1/4″ square and attach to back side of easel.
  • Cut a piece of scrap Whisper White 2-1/4″ square.  Stamp brush stroke stamp in Sugar Plum ink three times without reinking.  Stamp sentiment in Basic Black.  Add Stampin’ Strips around edge of square, place confetti inside and place “fussy cut” easel on top.  Add to card front with multipurpose glue.
  • Inside there is a layer of Rich Razzleberry 3-1/2″ x 4-1/2″ with a layer of Whisper White over it 3-1/4″ x 4-1/4″.  Stamp the brush stroke inside like the card front and add sentiment about birthday in Basic Black over the brush strokes.

Isn’t that a fun and interactive card.  I love those little tiny dots in there…

So today is the first day of games at the baseball tournament.  We are planning on really HOT weather and hoping there is no rain.

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…


Are you inky like me?  Be HaPpY!




Oh, Hello…

Are you as in love with this little FREE stamp set as I am?  What is it about this little chubby chick?

Here’s another card using the Honeycomb Happiness set…


See how they look all dressed up in Love Blossoms Designer Series Paper?  There’s a little masking here too.

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…


  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White and Real Red cardstock, Love Blossoms DSP
  • Ink:  Basic Black, Melon Mambo, Pear Pizazz and Pumpkin Pie
  • Stamps:  Honeycomb Happiness
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Honeycomb Embellishments, post it notes


  • The Thick Whisper White base card is 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, scored and folded at 4 1/4″
  • Stamp the chick on post it paper being sure to include the sticky part on the back.  Cut just the chick out (not the feet).
  • Stamp the first chick in the center of the card and add mask over her.  Now stamp two more chicks to the left and right of the center chick.  Remove mask.
  • Stamp the balloons for each chick.  Color the balloon bows Melon Mambo.
  • Stamp the chicks on three different dsp patterned papers and “fussy cut” each chick excluding the feet.  Attach the left and right chicks with adhesive and lastly the center one.  Stamp the chick beak three times on Real Red cardstock and “fussy cut”.  Add a beak to each chick with glue dots.
  • Using your Pear Pizazz marker color some grounding at their feet.  Stamp sentiment in Basic Black.
  • When mailing a card with these little honeycombs, I print on one side “peel and stick”.  Then I remove the paper from the other side and add to card front.  This way the receiver of the card can open the balloons.  Makes a cute interactive card.

Hope you enjoyed this little card…I’ve been excited to show you this one. It’s been kept propped up on my desk because it just makes me smile when I look at it…

I finished earlier this month the book In Order to Live written by a young girl that escaped with her mother from North Korea in 2006.  It is haunting.  Made much more interesting to me because of my trip to South Korea this past October.  When I heard reported on the news today that January 18th was the “saddest day” of the year (because of the bad weather, resolutions going by the wayside and bills due from the holidays)…I laughed.  With all the blessings we all enjoy in this country…how could we possibly have a sad day?  I totally recommend the book.

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…


Everyone one of us in this family suffers from this…

Let’s get inky…and Be HaPpY!