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A “B” Note…

This is the best day ever…playing with new toys in the studio and lovin’ it!

Personally I needed some notecards for myself.   I’m always making sets for others and my stash had run out.

So….The new large letters, square framelits and Fruit Stand Designer Series Paper to the rescue!


Once I had all the materials out, I made several of these and they really didn’t take that long.  They sure do come in handy!

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…


  • Paper:  3-1/2″ x 5″ Whisper White Notecards, Watermelon Wonder, Flirty Flamingo and Whisper White Cardstock, plus Fruit Stand DSP
  • Ink:  Flirty Flamingo
  • Stamps:  Letters for You
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Layering Squares Framelits, InColor Enamel Shapes, 5/8″ Mini Striped Ribbon, Itty Bitty Flower Punch (retired)


  • The Watermelon Wonder layer is 3-3/8″ x 4-7/8″.
  • The DSP layer is 3-1/4″ x 4-3/4″ attached to the Watermelon Wonder layer with adhesive.
  • Cut a piece of 5/8″ ribbon and attach with adhesive at the bottom of these two layers.  Attach layers and ribbon to notecard front with adhesive.  Cut a small piece of ribbon and run under the piece, tie and trim.
  • Cut the scallop square from Watermelon Wonder with Layering Squares Framelit.  Stamp letter on Thick Whisper White Cardstock in Flirty Flamingo and attach with adhesive to scallop square.  Punch a flower in Whisper White, Flirty Flamingo and Watermelon Wonder and add with glue dots to your letter.  Place Enamel Shape in centers.  I used the adhesive strips to attach the letter square to the card front because I like the height they give…but you could use dimensionals single or doubled.
  • And you can see small strips of DSP were glued with multipurpose glue to the envelope…

So glad to have these ready to use…what demonstrator runs out of cards?  Well…we do!

All the beds have been stripped and the house dug through for a good cleaning since “the Littles” left.  We are about to get back to normal here.  It’s good and bad…and too darn quiet!  They are off today on the Disney Cruise so I’m sure they aren’t missing me nearly as  much.

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…


All.  night.  long.  I love minions!

Get inky…Be HaPpY!


Monogram Thank You…

It’s order delivery time here at Rambling Rose Studio…

That means a little something, something from me to my sweet peeps.

Here is what they will find in their order bags this month (with their own initial, of course)…


Isn’t that sweet?  I need a whole box of these!  Would you like to have the Stuff ‘N Digits?   Here you go…


  • Paper:  3 1/2″ x 5″ Whisper White notecard, plus Whisper White and Daffodil Delight cardstock
  • Ink:  Daffodil Delight, Early Expresso
  • Stamps:  Sheltering Tree and Sophisticated Serifs
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Fancy Frames Embossing Folder, Itty Bitty Flower Stamp, Basic Pearls


  • Cut a Whisper White layer 3 3/8″ x 4 7/8″ and emboss with Fancy Frame EF
  • Stamp this layer around the embossing with Daffodil Delight and the Sheltering Tree leaves
  • Stamp the initial in the center of the embossing
  • Punch a Daffodil Delight flower, curl and place a Basic Pearl in center.  Attach to initial with a glue dot.
  • Attach Whisper White layer to notecard front.

I hope all my peeps will enjoy their notecard gift and that you have seen something here today to inspire you in your creations.

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…


Life has a way of teaching all of us to be strong…

So, let’s get inky…and Be HaPpY!



Graduation Gift…

What a glorious Easter weekend…warm sunshine, full moon and flowers popping out everywhere.

But today it is raining and I have retreated to my favorite spot for some planning and creating.

Lots of planning and not much creating so far.

There will be lots of occasions coming up…graduations, weddings, birthdays.

One graduation in particular was on my mind so this happened…


and all packaged up it looked like this…


Even the box is handmade!  These notes were made using SU! notecards which I find to be excellent quality paper.  I confess to using the MISTI to mass produce this set of cards which saved me time and money and gave me perfect alignment every time.

Haven’t heard of the MISTI?  You can google it or go to YouTube and search for it.  It is an amazing stamping tool.

Do you have lots of occasions popping up this spring and summer?  Let’s plan ahead together and get them covered with some beautiful handmade gifts.

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you on this one which could also serve as a wedding shower gift for the bride’s thank you notes or a wedding gift with her new initial…


  • Paper:  SU! Whisper White notecards and DSP to match your choice of colors (envelope liner), Crumb Cake cardstock and Window Sheet (box)
  • Ink:  Mossy Meadow, Pear Pizazz, Lost Lagoon
  • Stamps:  Sophisticated Serifs and Your Perfect Day and Gorgeous Grunge and Crazy About You  (tag)
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  3/8″ satin ribbon…(What? no pearls, no linen thread?)


  • Line your envelopes with your choice of DSP to match your color choices
  • Stamp the wreath twice with a little offset in Mossy Meadow and Pear Pizazz
  • Add your letter choice in Lost Lagoon, then the small leaf to the left side of the initial
  • Inside the card I used Crazy About You set to say Graduation Thanks
  • Don’t forget your personalized stamp on the back of the notecard.
  • The box is made from window sheets and Crumb Cake cardstock and measures 8 1/2″ x 7 1/2″
  • Score 1 1/2″ on all sides, cut tabs to first score line, burnish with bone folder, add sticky tape to tabs and place inside box and fold up side all four sides.
  • Cut, score and attach the same way for the window sheet for the top of the box.

Well…there’s one occasion and gift ready for next month…but my list is just a little longer than that.  So I’ll be giving you more ideas in the days to come.

Be sure to stop by for a little inspiration and planning.

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…


Well…there you go!

Let’s get inky together…and Be HaPpY!



Leadership Roomie Gifts…

My two roomies at Leadership 2015 are both coming in from Arizona and I’ve have arrived first.  We have been talking about this week for months.  Almost since the national convention last July in Salt Lake City.

I can show you today before they get here what I have made for them as a gift (they won’t see this post til later)…


The flower is a pin and inside is…


A set of monogrammed notecards.  I posted the directions on these notecards earlier this week.  I’ll answer the one question everybody asked…that is not burlap ribbon behind the monogram, but drywall tape from the hardware store painted with a Blendability Pen.  It’s sticky on the back and makes a great background piece!

Sure hope they like their gifts.  They should be here soon and we’ll be off and running for three glorious WARM days in Orlando.  Be sure and check back to see all the fun.

Would you like to be here?  Well…you could.  There is always room for you on my team!

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…


Get inky…Be HaPpY!