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Zoo Baby Stampede…

Recently I posted a card similar to this one, but decided to show you this Convention Swap 2014 card front to show you how changing up colors can make a completely different look…


And, you could also use this same card for a birthday by adding a number where the “boy” and “girl” appears.  They are just so cute in person.  If you are interested in making this card, look under Babies & Kids category in the left column.  I posted the directions last week.

Tonight I will finish packing for Convention 2014 and will be up bright and early, 4:45 am and off to the airport.  I’ll post pictures each day from the convention for you so be sure to check back each day.  I’ll also be showing gifts I’ve made and more swaps.

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…”Google MUST be a woman because it knows everything!”

I’m still inky…and very HaPpY!


Bright Wedding Wishes…

It had been some time since we had been to a wedding…they are really different these days.  Not so stuffy and lots more fun!  So I made this card for the happy couple…


Now that will perk you up, right?  Of course, I did have to add the traditional pearls, but otherwise I think it’s pretty hip.  Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you if you’d like to create something similar…


  • Paper:  Bermuda Bay, Pool Party, Real Red and Whisper White cardstock
  • Ink:  Memento Black
  • Stamps:  Endless Birthday Wishes (sentiment) and I Like You
  • Tools and Embellishments:  1/4″ Pool Party cotton ribbon, Pearls, Oval Framelits and Linen thread


  • Bermuda Bay base card is 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″
  • Pool Party layer is 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • The Real Red oval is cut with the largest in the set
  • The Whisper White layer is the second largest oval in the set
  • After coloring with Blendability Pens the Whisper White layer was glued to the red and the double layer was placed on the Pool Party layer with dimensionals.

The was a fun and pretty quick card to put together.  I love coloring with the “Blendies”!

Here’s your B-ism for today…”Happiness is achieved when you stop waiting for it and make the most of the moment you are in now.”

Well…I’m in good shape then ’cause I’m HaPpY all the time ’cause my fingers are inky!


When I Need A Friend…

You are there!  Love this stamp set called Choose Happiness and today’s card just happened while I was playing around.  It always surprises me when that happens.  Here’s the card… IMG_1155 It’s an unusual color combination, I know, but it grew on me as I was working on this card.  The inside of the card also coordinates with the card cover as does the envelope.  There are three different stamps sets represented here, one of which is retired (sorry, French Foliage, I love that script).  Have you made one of these layered cards?  It’s really a great effect that’s easy to do.  Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you… Stuff:

  • Paper:  Very Vanilla, Perfect Plum and Baked Brown Sugar cardstock
  • Ink:  Calypso Coral, Baked Brown Sugar, Perfect Plum and Wild Wasabi
  • Stamps:  Choose Happiness, Gorgeous Grunge, French Foliage
  • Tools and Embellishments:  Ovals Framelits, Neutrals Candy Dots, Pearls, Vanilla Seam Binding and Linen Thread


  • Cut Baked Brown Sugar 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, score at 4 1/4″
  • Perfect Plum layer is 5 3/8″ x 4 1/8″
  • Very Vanilla layer is 5 1/4″ x 4″‘
  • Cut two Very Vanilla ovals and two Perfect Plum ovals one size bigger than each Vanilla oval
  • With a little adhesive in the center of the 5 1/4″ x 4″ Very Vanilla layer, place largest Vanilla oval
  • Add a little adhesive to the center of this oval and place the smaller Vanilla oval on top
  • With these three Very Vanilla layers together, stamp all your background stamps
  • To assemble, place Perfect Plum layers under the Vanilla ovals.
  • Add the flay stamp with candy dot.
  • Fussy Cut the bird and add pearl for his eye.
  • Stamp sentiment on a strip of 3/4″ Very Vanilla, add Grunge in Baked Brown Sugar
  • Flag one end of strip and separate the paper layers at the opposite end, curl in opposite directions.
  • Add Very Vanilla Seam Binding with Linen Thread.

Hope you enjoyed this card today and you are going to have a great weekend.  Thanks for stopping by and come back often.

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…”Sometimes the most powerful thing you can say is nothing.”

Getting ready for national convention so I’m VERY inky and VERY HaPpY!


Hope Note Thanks…

Because all the girls will receive their Hope Note Thanks today, I’ll share the card with all of you.  Here’s the card…


I am so grateful they showed up to help me with this project…120 cards in one night!  It would have taken me forever…so thanks you, Dawn, Wanda, Holly, Jan and Susan…you are all the best! This is a note sized card made for SU!’s notecard set (great quality paper).  But here are the Stuff “N Digits for the rest of the layers in case you’d like to give this card a try…


  • Paper:  SU! Notecard set, Hello Honey and Basic Black cardstock and cardstock Vellum
  • Ink:  Versamark
  • Stamps:  Million and One, Petite Petals  and Flower Shop
  • Tools and Embellishments:  White and Black Embossing Powder, Petite Petal and Pansy Punch, 1/4″ Black Satin Ribbon, Blendability Pens and Pearls (of course)


  • The notecard is 3 1/2″ x 5″
  • Yellow layer is 3 3/8″ x 4 7/8″
  • Black and Vellum layers are 3 1/4″ x 4 3/4″
  • With Versamark stamp large flower on black layer, cover with white embossing powder and heat.
  • On Vellum layer with Versamark stamp sentiment and cover with black embossing powder and heat.
  • Adhere black layer to yellow cardstock and then vellum to top with glue dots in flower center and a straight line of adhesive where the ribbon will be placed.
  • Adhere ribbon on top all three layers
  • Adhere all layers to top of notecard.

Here’s the girls with each of the cards they completed…

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From the left:  Susan McCarty, Jan Guider, Holly Austin, Wanda Davis and Dawn Benjamin.  Thanks guys, you are all the best!

Thanks for stopping by today.  I’ll be back tomorrow with a card from a new stamp set.  Hope to see you here.

Here is your “B-ism” for today…”Kindness is a language that the deaf can hear and the blind can see.”

If you are inky…you are HaPpY!