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Pyrex Pile Up…

Do you remember your mother or grandmother’s Pyrex or Corningware ovenware?  That’s what the bowls in the stamp set Fruit Basket reminded me of…

Now I know the Corningware was blue and white, but the Pyrex bowls were in happy colors so that’s what was used here.

A wonkie little border seemed perfect.

Here are the inks used.

and a peek inside…

Lots of memories using these bowls in another time, so this card could be called retro.  Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…


  • Paper:  3-1/2″ x 5″ Whisper White Notecards and Lemon Lime Twist and Thick Whisper White Cardstock
  • Ink:  Archival Basic Black, Tempting Turquoise, Lemon Lime Twist, Pumpkin Pie and Going Grey
  • Stamps:  Fruit Basket
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Blender Pen, .005 Black Micron Pen, Post It Note or Masking Paper


  • The Lemon Lime Twist layer is 4-7/8″ x 3-3/8″ attached to notecard with SNAIL.
  • The Top Thick Whisper White layer is 4-3/4″ x 3-1/4″. Mark a light pencil line around the edge to create a 1/4″ border.
  • Stamp bottom bowl in Tempting Turquoise.  Overstamp bowl with same ink using outline bowl stamp. Make a mask by stamping on Post It Note or Masking Paper and fussy cutting.  Cover Turquoise bowl with mask and stamp Lemon Lime Twist bowl at angle.  Stamp in same ink color with outline bowl stamp.
  • Remove mask from Turquoise bowl and cover Lemon Lime Twist bowl then stamp Pumpkin Pie bowl.  Overstamp Pumpkin Pie bowl with same color and bowl outline stamp.
  • Remove mask.
  • Make a curvy line around border following light pencil line.  Add three circles at each corner.  Add three dots each side of border randomly.  Erase pencil line.
  • Stamp sentiment in Archival Basic Black.
  • Stamp one bowl inside lower right corner.
  • Add stamped layer to card front with SNAIL.
  • You could add a bowl to the envelope to coordinate with the card front.

These bowls make me happy…lots of fun memories in the kitchen.

If you are reading this, it’s Friday afternoon and I am well on my way to Florida.  I will post again next week.  Plan to enjoy Christmas to the fullest with my family.  I hope you will be doing the same.

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

by this time I’m sure it is!

Come get inky with me and be HaPpY!


Holiday Thanks…

There will be many thanks posted for kindnesses shown during the holiday.  Creating cards for that purpose has been on my mind and creative table lately.

If you also need this type of card, here’s an idea for you…

Wowzers!  Those colors are bright and cheery.

I love seam binding ribbon!

All kinds of texture going on in the background.

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…


  • Paper:  3-1/2″ x 5″ Whisper White Notecard, plus watercolor paper
  • Ink:  Archival Basic Black, Flirty Flamingo, Daffodil Delight and Pumpkin Pie
  • Stamps:  Charming Cafe’ (sentiment)
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Petal Pair Textured Impressions Embossing Folders, Calypso Coral Seam Binding (retired), Linen Thread, Aqua Painter


  • The watercolor paper is 3-1/4″ x 4-3/4″.  For a video showing this background being made, go to my Rambling Rose Studio Facebook page, click on video posted 12-3-17.  Sometimes just seeing t done helps.  Spritz the watercolor paper until it’s wet.  You can brush over it with an Aqua Painter or any small brush.  Add reinker color (add drops to an acrylic block or the ink pad lid and pick up with brush) with a brush and let the colors “bloom”.  Let dry.
  • Emboss the lower half of watercolor paper with Petal Pair EF.
  • Add a piece of ribbon around then fasten with SNAIL in the back.
  • Make several loops with ribbon then tie in center with Linen Thread.  Attach over ribbon band with glue dots.
  • Add watercolor piece to notecard front with Multipurpose Glue and weight down until dried.

Send your cheer-me-up note to someone on your list and make their day!

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

cookie is always good.

Come get inky with me and be HaPpY!