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Down the Rabbit Hole…



Everybody loves bunnies this time of the year.  I actually sent a video of two baby bunnies munching on snacks to my daughter-in-love and asked if “the littles” could have a bunny for Easter.  Her response was emphatic…and negative!

So I will content myself with these cute bunnies jumping into their rabbit holes as thank yous to my peeps this month…

How cute is that?

and they multiplied!

Those rosebuds were so popular (I loved them) and I have hoarded them all this time.  They were spritzed with Blushing Bride…

Would you like one of these notecards?  I’d be happy to send you one to thank you for your online order.  Just click the “shop now” star in the right column and shop to your heart’s content!

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


  • Paper:  3-1/2″ x 5″ Whisper White Notecard, Blushing Bride, Thick Whisper White and Basic Black Cardstock
  • Ink:  None!
  • Stamps:  None!
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Scalloped Squares Framelits, Stitched Circle Framelits, Oval and Small Oval Punch, Decorative Dots Embossing Folder (retired).  You could substitute a cotton ball or white pom-pom for his tail if you didn’t hoard the roses like I did


  • Cut Blushing Bride Scalloped Square from Blushing Bride and emboss with your choice of EF.  Add to top front of notecard with multipurpose glue or SNAIL
  • Cut the larger Stitiched Circle from Basic Black with Framelit and add to card front with multipurpose glue
  • Cut the smaller circle using Stitched Circle Framelits and Thick Whisper White CS.  Add over Basic Black circle with dimensionals.
  • Punch two Thick Whisper White ovals with Oval Punch (or framelits if you have those) and two Blushing Bride ovals using the Small Oval Punch (or framelit).  Glue the smaller oval on top.  Add “toes” with Basic Black Marker.  Use multipurpose glue to add feet to white circle.
  • Add tail of your choice…I’m smiling as I type this!

I have traveled to Seiverville, TN to attend a retreat with Jackie Bultje (The Pampered Stamper) and will return tomorrow with all the excitement of the weekend.  Be sure to stop by tomorrow!

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

all.  the.  time…

But I’m inky and HaPpY!



Bonjour Beautiful…

Those water color pencils were calling my name again today…in addition to a new stamp set that will be introduced in the Occasions Catalog in January…


This stamp set was designed by a fellow demonstrator and the whole set is stunning.  Each stamp is so well designed and gives you a detailed European/Mediterranean scene.  You could create a set of note cards with different scenes (which is what I plan to do).

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits on this card…


  • Paper:  3-1/2″ x 5″ Whisper White Notecard, Melon Mambo and Basic Black Cardstock, plus water color paper.
  • Ink:  Archival Basic Black (important when you are using water)
  • Stamps:  Mediterranean Moments and Happy Happenings (sentiment)
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  SU! Watercolor Pencils, Sticky Strips, Small Round Paint Brush


  • To the front of a 3-1/2″ x 5″ Whisper White notecard, add a layer of Melon Mambo 3-3/8″ x 4-7/8″ with SNAIL
  • The Basic Black layer is 3-1/8″ x 4-5/8″ attached to the Melon Mambo layer with Sticky Strips
  • The Water color layer is 3″ x 4-1/2″.  Stamp image and sentiment in Archival Basic Black.  Use SU! Water Color Pencils to color and then go over each color with small round paint brush and water.  Let dry then add to Basic Black layer with multipurpose glue.

This seemed to be a good card to end the week with.  One more week of Market creations to finish so I will be busy this week in addition to a class on Monday and of course, Thanksgiving this week too!

Thanks for stopping by today.  Hope you are having an awesome weekend!

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…


sleep is overrated.

Hope you are inky and HaPpY!



Just A Note…

The Floral Boutique Suite on pages 76 and 77 of the new catalog took my breath.  How gorgeous is that?  And that Designer Series Paper…seriously?  There will be many, but here’s my first post with this set…


Here’s a closer shot of the envelope and notecard…


So I made a set of six and then placed them in a coordinating box…


I’m thinking this would be a great gift for so many occasions…birthday, Christmas, showers.  And I know the DSP leads us to use the color Night of Navy or Dapper Denim, but can you see this in Flirty Famingo or Peekaboo Peach?  Oh my goodness…I’ve got to get busy.

The note card is pretty straightforward, but I’ll give you dimensions on the box too.  Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…


  • Paper:  Whisper White and Dapper Denim Cardstock, plus Floral Boutique DSP
  • Ink:  Dapper Denim
  • Stamps:  Floral Phrases and Flourishing Phrases
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Solid Night of Navy Baker’s Twine


  • The notecard is Dapper Denim 5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″ with a Thick Whisper White layer 5-1/4″ x 4″ stamped with Dapper Denim ink at top and bottom and attached with multipurpose glue.  Make six.
  • The envelope is stamped on the left side in Dapper Denim.  Make six.
  • The box is made from Thick Whisper White Cardstock and cut 6-1/2″ x 10″.  On 6-1/2″ side score at 1″ and 5-1/2″.  On the 10″ side score at 6″ and 7″.  Cut tabs to first score line.  Burnish all score lines.  Use tear tape to assemble.  The inside of your box should measure 4-1/2″ x 6″ with a 3″ cover flap.
  • Cut (2) 7/8″ x 5-7/8″ DSP strips for sides.  Cut (2) 7/8″ x 4-3/8″ DSP strips for top and bottom edges.  Attach with multipurpose glue.  Cut a piece of DSP 4-3/8″ x 2-7/8″ for the front.  Stamp Floral in Dapper Denim on scrap Whisper White and “fussy cut”.  Glue to front flap with dimensionals.
  • Add several rounds of Baker’s Twine and tie in front.
  • Your box is done.  Place in a cello bag with some “grass” in the bottom and tie the top with ribbon.  Add a “for you” tag and decide who the lucky recipient will be!

So are you enjoying your weekend?  We have hit 100 degrees here today.  I do not enjoy this weather.  This week has been getting up at 6 a.m. to get my walk in before the sun is up.  Ugh!  I have to bring Zoe home a third of the way because she has little short legs and it must be extra hot next to the pavement for her.

We REALLY need rain here too.  Too much in one place and not nearly enough in another…so it goes!  End of whining…

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…


Be a free spirit…

Get inky…Be HaPpY!


Heart Smiles…

Today’s notecard is simple but striking…and I do love this sentiment…


This was created on toned sketch paper that come in a pad by Strathmore.  You could use Crumb Cake cardstock instead, I just like showing the binding strip for some interest.

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…


  • Paper:  3 1/2″ x 5″ Whisper White notecard, Early Espresso cardstock and Strathmore Toned Sketch paper
  • Ink:  Early Espresso and Basic Black
  • Stamps:  Suite Sayings (sentiment) and Birthday Blooms and Gorgeous Grunge (of course!)
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Linen Thread and watercolor pencils


  • The Early Espresso layer is 3 3/8″ x 4 7/8″ attached to card front with adhesive
  • The sketch paper is 3 1/4″ x 4 3/4″.  Stamp the bloom in Basic Black and the sentiment in Early Espresso.  Using watercolor pencils white, light gray and black; start by coloring the bloom in white.  Go back and shade with the gray and then last add the black where you want the shadows darkest.  Don’t fuss with it.  Add some shading at the base of the flower so it isn’t floating in space and then add some Gorgeous Grunge splats in Early Espresso.  Add to Early Espresso layer with adhesive.
  • Wrap these two layers with Linen Thread and then add to card front with adhesive.

I loved sitting and working with this type card and technique and thinking a set of these with different sentiments would make a great hostess gift or small gift for any occasion.

Hope you are planning a weekend of whatever makes you the happiest.  I will be having classes which does make me very happy!

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…


We never get one…but if I did!

Are you inky yet?  Get inky…Be HaPpY!


Come Let’s Sit…

and drink coffee.  Are you as crazy about this set as I am?  When we were given the Occasion Catalog at the Tampa OnStage event, this set said “Hello” to me big time…and it hasn’t disappointed.


and the inside…


This notecard and several others were made for order “thank you’s” this month and I’m pretty sure they will be a hit.  Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…


  • Paper:  3 1/2″ x 5″ Whisper white notecard, Thick Whisper White cardstock and Birthday Bouquet DSP
  • Ink:  Basic Black and Smoky Slate
  • Stamps:  Balloon Celebration (sentiment)
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Cups & Kettle Framelits, Have a Cuppa Embellishments, Calypso Coral Baker’s Twine, Aqua Painter


  • The Birthday Bouquet DSP layer is 3 1/4″ x 4 3/4″.  On the Score Board at the short side, score at the 1 5/8″ mark (center) down 2″ and cut with snips.  Fold back and attach to the notecard front with adhesive.  You may need a glue dot or a small amount of adhesive under the flaps to hold them secure.
  • Stamp the sentiment on the notecard with Basic Black ink where the DSP is folded back.
  • Cut a piece of fun foam with the cup, then cut a piece of Thick Whisper White cardstock with the same cup framelit.  Use Tomboy glue to put them together.  With an Aqua Painter and a small amount of Smoky Slate squeezed into the ink pad lid, paint the inside rim at the top of the cup and a shadow between the bowl and stand of the cup. “Fussy Cut” one of the big pink roses from the DSP and add to the cup with Tomboy glue.  Add the cup to the left side of the notecard with Tomboy glue.  Cut a piece of Baker’s Twine and thread through teapot and then tie to cup handle making a bow.
  • Inside use the small cup framelit to cut a cup from the DSP.  Use your Aqua Painter and Smoky Slate again to paint an inside rim on the cup and a little around the base to “ground” the cup…you don’t want it floating in the air.

Hope you enjoyed seeing this sweet notecard today and it has inspired you to create a masterpiece of your own.

Sweetums and I arrived home this morning at 3:30 a.m. from Florida where I attended my sister’s memorial service and then spent a few days with “the littles”.  It feels wonderful to be back home even if we do miss them so much.

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…


Without it…I’m useless!

Are you HaPpY?  Get those fingers inky!



Birthday Wishes…

Today’s post is a notecard birthday made with Birthday Bouquet DSP and a little white gel pen doodling…


I find “fussy cutting” relaxing while watching television or waiting room activity.  These little flower bundles from the Birthday Bouquet Designer Series Paper dress up this notecard front along with a little freehand doodling with a white gel pen.

Not much Stuff ‘N Digits but here it is…


  • Paper:  Crumb Cake 3 1/2″ x 5″ notecard plus Birthday Bouquet DSP
  • Ink:  VersaMark
  • Stamps:  Balloon Celebration
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  White Embossing Powder, White Gel Pen


  • Fussy Cut your flowers from dsp and add to left corner of 3 1/2″ x 5″ Crumb Cake notecard.
  • Using the White Gel Pen doodle a border around the remaining card front edges.
  • Inside there is a 2 1/2″ x 4″ piece of Whisper White with one of the flower bundles in the right bottom corner to coordinate with the card front.

This blog has been giving me a fit for the last week.  It has been the devil getting posts to….well, POST!  Today may be a turning point…at least here’s hoping.

Here is your “B-ism” for today…


I haven’t shared this with my blog peeps, but I lost my sister on Christmas day.  I’m don’t know about your life and if you have experienced losing a sibling.  If you have, you have my sincerest sympathy.  This life journey will stop you in your tracks.  It will take a bit before you can step the smallest step on your way to moving forward.  And then you do.

Here’s to staying inky…and HaPpY!


Coffee and Me?…

I love coffee…smelling it, drinking it, savoring to the last drop and sharing with friends.  Here’s a little notecard to go in my order bags this month…


Eeeek!  New products…I’m in love.  Seriously, when I first saw these framelits and matching stamp set I was doing a HaPpY dance all over the place.  Isn’t it the cutest?

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…


  • Paper:  Early Espresso, Very Vanilla, Pool Party, Brushed Silver and Real Red cardstock
  • Ink:  Early Espresso
  • Stamps:  Balloon Celebrations (sentiment and coffee)
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Cups and Kettles Framelits, Linen Thread


  • The base card is a Crumb Cake notecard 3 1/2″ x 5″
  • The Early Espresso layer is 3 3/8″ x 4 7/8″ attached with adhesive
  • The Very Vanilla layer is 3 1/4″ x 4 3/4″.  Stamp sentiment at the top in Early Espresso and attach to card front with adhesive.
  • Cut cup with framelit and Pool Party cardstock.  Cut scallops in Real Red and attach to cut with glue.  Run the cup through the Big Shot with the Decorative Dots EF.  Attach to card front with dimensionals.
  • Stamp “coffee” on Very Vanilla and trim so that there is a little extra space on the one end for a hole punch.  Attach with adhesive to Pool Party and trim.  Punch hole on one end and tie to cup handle with Linen Thread.
  • Punch spoon in framelit set from Brushed Silver.  Attach to card front with adhesive.  With Aqua Painter add a faint shadow under spoon.

Oh! I do love this set.  There will be MANY more samples to show you…

Hope you are having a great weekend.

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…


I doubt I ever will anyway…

If those fingers are inky…you are HaPpY



Busy weekend around here getting ready for classes this week….plus a luncheon with friends here on Saturday.

It all happens at once doesn’t it?

Today’s class was a doozie (I’ll explain in another post) and lots of announcements about new catalogs next month and LOTS of new products to be excited about.

But in all the excitement, there are many favorites that will be retiring.

Today’s stamp set is one of them…


Regarding Dahlias will be retiring with the new catalog.  I have personally loved this stamp set and used it many times on oh so many projects.

We will bid farewell with this handy thank you note…

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…


  • Paper:  Whisper White and Calypso Coral cardstock plus 3 1/2″ x 5″ Whisper White notecard  and envelope, plus coordinating DSP
  • Ink:  Calypso Coral and Memento Black
  • Stamps:  Regarding Dahlias
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Banner Punch and rhinestones


  • 3 1/2″ x 5″ Whisper White notecard
  • The Calypso Coral layer is 3 3/8″ x 4 7/8″
  • The Whisper White layer is 3 1/4″ x 4 3/4″
  • Stamp the dahlia in Calypso Coral on opposite corners.
  • Stamp sentiment in Memento Black
  • Layer Whisper White layer with Calypso Coral layer
  • Add coordinating DSP tags to right side.  (I know in photo the banners are inbetween these two layers, but they look better behind the Calypso Coral layer)
  • Add these two layers to the card front.
  • Add some rhinestones to center of dahlia.  These were colored with Blendability Pens (Gasp!)
  • Don’t forget to add a dahlia to your envelope…maybe a liner to your envelope (we need to get rid of our old DSP you know!)
  • And your personalized stamp on the back…these stamps will NOT be available after this month!  🙁

Thank you notes are big around here and I keep a box full at all times…so this will definitely be a welcome addition to my collection for mailing.

Are you getting excited to see the new catalog?  Do you need one?  Let me know…

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…


Hope you aren’t offended by the “S” word…I just thought this was funny especially after having lunch with my friends this weekend.

Get yourself inky…and Be HaPpY!




For Peeps Sake…

Once again I’ve pulled this set out to use.  It’s just so darn cute and funny!  Today I’ve made thank you cards to be included in the order bags I’ll be filling later this week.  Love to give them a little extra something…

Here’s today’s card…


You are smiling aren’t you?  Well, I  hope this spreads smiles wherever it ends up.  Inside it says “You crack me up”.

Here are the Stuff ‘N Digits for you in case you feel inspired to give this one a try…


  • Paper:  3 1/2″ x 5″ Whisper White Notecard, Pool Party, Calypso Coral and Whisper White cardstock
  • Ink:  Memento Black, Daffodil Delight, Pear Pizazz and Pool Party
  • Stamps:  For Peeps’ Sake!
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Basic Pearls, Painted Blooms Cotton Twine, Itty Bitty Flower Punch


  • The Pool Party layer is 3 3/8″ x 4 7/8″
  • The Whisper White layer is 3 1/2″ x 4 3/4″
  • I used markers to color directly on the stamps for the chick and added the black dots for eyes and colored the beak in too.
  • Punch the flower, add the pearl and attach with glue dot.
  • The sentiment I inked with Memento Black and cleaned the flower of the stamp then colored with marker before stamping.
  • Attached the Whisper White to the Pool Party layer.
  • Crisscross cotton twine and add both layers to notecard front with dimensionals

This turned out even better than what had been running around in my head.

Hope you are have “the best day ever”.  Be sure to stop back by for some party favors and hostess gifts in the next couple of days.

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…


Love when that happens…

I’m inky…and HaPpY!


You Are Fabulous…

Tonight is the big night at Rambling Rose Studio…ten ladies from my monthly classes are getting together for a summer cookout and then into the studio for stamping.  We hope to turn out 120 Hope Notes for our local breast cancer center.  These notes will be used by the support group.  Breast cancer survivors will actually write the notes to newly diagnosed breast cancer patients.  Here is the last (I think) card…


I would love to get this card in the mail…wouldn’t you?  Especially from a surviving breast cancer patient just after I had been diagnosed.

Here are the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…


  • Paper:  Crumb Cake notecards, Very Vanilla and Perfect Plum cardstock
  • Ink:  Perfect Plum
  • Stamps: Million & One
  • Tools and Embellishments:  Pansy Punch, Petite Petal Punch, Itty Bitty Accents Punch, Pearls


  • The notecard measures 3 1/2″ x 5″
  • The Perfect Plum layer is 3 3/8″ x 4 7/8″
  • The Very Vanilla layer is 3 1/4″ x 4 3/4″

This card is pretty quick to put together and we need that because we have six different designed cards to assemble tonight…whew!  I’ll post pictures tomorrow of the event.  Wish us luck!

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…”You’ll never have to force anything that’s truly meant to be.”

You know I’m inky…but I’m HaPpY!