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Bricks & Roses…

Here comes that Floral Statement and Embossing Paste again…but this time in a pretty pink!

Roses and bricks in pretty pinks.  I want to do another using just the gray cardstock.  These colors looked great when done on gray.

A glamour close up showing the brick work and colored pencil work…

A side view to show texture…

and a peek inside…

This card was finished very much like the one on Friday with Embossing Paste and Embossing Powder along with Colored Pencils.  Lots of fun to do…hope you’ll give it a try and enjoy your results.

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

Stuff

  • Paper:  Powder Pink, Rose Red, Smoky Slate and Thick Whisper White Cardstock
  • Ink:  Craft White, Powder Pink, Rose Red, Lemon Lime Twist and Old Olive markers
  • Stamps:  Floral Statements
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  White Embossing Powder, Colored Pencils, Linen Thread, Pink Ribbon, Embossing Paste, Masks and Palette Knife

Digits

  • The Powder Pink base card is 4-1/4″ x 11″, scored, folded and burnished at 5-1/2″
  • The Rose Red layer is 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″.  Add Brick mask and apply Embossing Paste with Palette Knife.  Let dry.  Clean tools immediately.
  • Stamp with Craft White Ink on Smoky Slate Cardstock, sprinkle with White Embossing Powder and heat. Give all images a coat of White Colored Pencil before adding any color.  This will keep your colors vibrant when they are added.  Color all images with a light and dark shade of a color for the rose and the leaves.  Fussy cut image.
  • Add a piece of ribbon along the bottom edge of the Rose Red layer and attach with SNAIL.  Make a bow with several loops, tie in center with Linen Thread and add to card Rose Red layer with glue dots.  Add fussy cut sentiment with dimensionals.
  • Add this layer to card front with SNAIL.
  • Inside the Rose Red layer is 4-1/4″ x 3-1/4″ attached with SNAIL.
  • Color just the small rose on the stamp with markers and add to bottom of Whisper White layer cut 3-1/8″ x 4-1/8″.  Add this layer to card with SNAIL.

Add this texture and dimension to a card is so easy and looks awesome.  If you haven’t tried it yet, I hope you will.

Have a great Tuesday!

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

yum.

Come get inky with me…be HaPpY!

B

Daisy Delight…

One of the perks of being a SU! Demo is attending events like OnStage and receiving for FREE new products from the upcoming annual catalog.  Lucky me traveled home with the Daisy Delight Bundle which consisted of the stamp set and coordinating punch.

HaPpY me!

To celebrate my good luck today’s post will feature this new stamp set with others to follow…

There is a big daisy stamp in this set, but there is also several small flowers too.  Actually, the pink ones are the big daisy centers.

Glamour close up…

Side view.

Yep it’s that bow.

And a peek inside.

Did I ever confess to you I’m a “control freak”?  Well I am.  I even like to control splatters on my pieces and that’s why I normally use the “splat” stamp from the Gorgeous Grunge stamp set.  Did you notice that set is retiring?  I almost fell off my chair! I will be ordering that set because the one I have is worn totally out…

Do you like this new set?  These smaller flower are just so sweet.  Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…

Stuff

  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White and Soft Sky Cardstock
  • Ink:  Daffodil Delight, Soft Sky, Pear Pizazz, Blushing Bride and Basic Gray
  • Stamps:  Daisy Delight
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Linen Thread, Seasonal Decorative Masks

Digits

  • The Thick Whisper White CS is 4-1/4″ x 11″, scored, folded and burnished at 5-1/2″
  • The Soft Sky layer is 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″ attached to the card front with SNAIL
  • The top Thick Whisper White layer is 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Lay your mask diagonally on this layer and apply Daffodil Delight, Soft Sky and Pear Pizazz ink with brush, daubers, spritzer or brayer.  I used a brush here.  Stamp a group of stems in Pear Pizazz.  Add flowers in Soft Sky, Daffodil Delight and Blushing Bride.  I stamped off the base color first and stamped over the base full strength.  Add sentiment in Basic Gray.
  • Add splats with Daffodil Delight and Pear Pizazz markers.  Add to card front with dimensionals.
  • A video on making this Linen Thread bow can be found here.  Attach with glue dots.
  • Inside the Soft Sky layer is 3-3/8″ x 4-3/8″ with a Thick Whisper White layer 3-1/4″ x 4-1/4″.  Stamp the single stem and flower in Soft Sky and Pear Pizazz.  Add some splatters with markers.  There is a corner with a small piece of masking.  The envelope was also masked and stenciled to coordinate with the card front.

My preorder of new products will be delivered tomorrow and I hope to make some samples to share with you over the weekend…so be sure to stop back by.  Tomorrow there will be an Easter post and Saturday a very special post as I will be the Guest Designer on the Crazy Crafters Blog Hop…eeekkk!!!

A couple of things I wanted to share with you…if you have ordered from me personally or online I am happy to supply you with a new annual catalog.  Also, if you haven’t looked over the retiring product list and you’d like to, go to billiemoan.stampinup.net and you will find everything listed there.

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

moving forward…always.

Come get inky with me…be HaPpY!

 

 

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Thanks a Bunch!

Earlier this week I posted a card using the Basket Bunch Bundle and talked about how this set can be used for some many other things than what it appears.

Here’s another example…

How cute is that?

carrot close up…

Glamour side shot showing dimension…

There have been a “bunch” of these made around here because I know these can be used all year long.  What a great gift to give someone too!

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…

Stuff

  • Paper:  3-1/2″ x 5″ SU! Whisper White Notecards/Envelopes, plus Pear Pizazz and Thick Whisper White Cardstock.
  • Ink:  Pumpkin Pie, Archival Basic Black and Pear Pizazz
  • Stamps:  Basket Bunch
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Basket Builder Framelits and Blender Pen

Digits

  • The Pear Pizazz layer is 3-3/8″ x 4-7/8″ attached to the notecard with SNAIL
  • The top Thick Whisper White layer is 3-1/4″ x 4-3/4″.  Stamp sentiment in Archival Basic Black center bottom and attach over Pear Pizazz layer with SNAIL
  • On scrap Whisper White stamp carrots using Pumpkin Pie and Pear Pizazz markers.  Color in carrot with Blender Pen and ink pad.
  • Cut carrots with framelit.
  • Attach first two carrots to card front center with multipurpose glue and third carrot in center using dimensional.
  • Inside I stamped one carrot in the top left corner.
  • The envelope was also stamped with carrots in the lower left corner to coordinate with the card front.

Easy, simple and cute…doesn’t get any better!

Today is a travel day to Savannah for the Stampin’ Up! OnStage Event.  Sure hope we get through Atlanta with all the traffic problems…ugh!

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

attitude adjustment.

Come get inky with me and be HaPpY!

B

Stamping With A Framelit…

Really?

Stamping with a framelit seems impossible.  What really happened was I made a stamp using fun foam and a framelit to create a stamp that looks like this…

Pretty, right?  I’ll try to show you the Wink of Stella in another shot, but just wanted you to see the “stamp” that was used.

and the inside and dimension…

You can see there is a small piece of the water colored paper inside to coordinate with the card front.

How I wish I were a better photographer…Wink of Stella can be a stinker to photograph.  Trust me, this butterfly is so beautiful and sparkly in person.

Here are the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…

Stuff

  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White and Daffodil Delight Cardstock plus Water color paper.
  • Ink:  Archival Basic Black and Daffodil Delight
  • Stamps:  All Things Thanks, Touches of Texture
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Bold Butterfly Framelits, Butterflies Thinlits, Wink of Stella (Gold), Ken Oliver’s Color Burst (Amazon) and Fun Foam (Hobby Lobby)

Digits

  • Let’s color the 4″ x 6″ piece of water color paper first.  The only two colors I used were Lemon Yellow and Alizarin Crimson.  I started with the yellow and sprayed the water color paper, then added the red pigment before spritzing with water.  Let this dry well.
  • Now to make your own stamp.  Cut three butterflies from Fun Foam and glue together with multipurpose glue.  Add a small amount of glue to one side of stamp so that it will cling to your acrylic block well.

  • Stamp the new stamp on the water colored paper with Archival Basic Black ink and cut out with the Bold Butterfly Framelit.  Add the Gold Wink of Stella without going over the black ink.
  • The base Thick Whisper White card is 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ scored, folded and burnished at 4-1/4″
  • The Daffodil Delight layer is 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″ attached to card front with SNAIL
  • The Thick Whisper White layer is 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Stamp sentiment in Archival Basic Black.  Stamp the spray of dots from Touches of Texture at bottom right corner a couple of times in Daffodil Delight.
  • Add a piece of Adhesive Strip down center of Butterfly and attach over dots at bottom right.  Add this layer to card front with SNAIL.
  • Inside there is a Daffodil Delight layer 3-3/8″ x 4-3/8″ with a Whisper White layer over that 3-1/4″ x 4-1/4″.  The Touch of Texture dots stamps was used at the bottom of the Whisper White layer in Daffodil Delight.  A small strip of the water colored paper was attached across the bottom to coordinate with the card front.

Thanks for stopping in today to take a peek.  This post may give you an idea or two about how you use your framelits…

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

oh yeah.

Stay inky…be HaPpY!

B

All Things Thanks…

Before orders are delivered from the studio, always there is a small surprise inside each order bag to let my customers know how much they are appreciated.  For those ordering online, a small gift of thanks is in the mail…

Today’s post is just that…a thank you.

Inside is a personal note written on a Post It Note so the card can be used at a later date.

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits

Stuff

  • Paper:  3-1/2″ x 5″ Whisper White Notecard and Thick Whisper White and Daffodil Delight Cardstock
  • Ink:  Daffodil Delight, Pool Party and Calypso Coral
  • Stamps:  All Things Thanks
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  VersaMark Ink and White Embossing Powder

Digits

  • The Daffodil Delight layer is 3-3/8″ x 4-7/8″ attached to the Whisper White Notecard with SNAIL
  • The Thick Whisper White layer is 3-1/4″ x 4-3/4″.  Stamp sentiment in VersaMark centered on this piece.  Sprinkle with White Embossing Powder and heat.
  • Using a kraft mat (Amazon, 18″ x 18″) I stamped each color down on the mat several times almost touching at the center.  Spritz with water and apply cardstock.  Lift and add more color where white is showing.  You can heat to dry and reapply more color.
  • Wipe with tissue to remove any color on sentiment.
  • Add to card front with SNAIL
  • Add sequins with multipurpose glue.

These cards are put into clear envelopes and dropped into order bags.

A little something is always fun to make for my customers and I know the gift is always appreciated.

Hope you day is awesome.  I’ve been doing “housewifey” things most of the day and it feels good to be done!

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

take it to heart.

I’ll be inky…and HaPpY!

B

Foxy Thank You…

If you have been following along, there have been several posts related to the anticipated arrival of our newest addition to the family in March.  Today I’ll share the set of “thank you” notes made to coordinate with the theme of my g’daughter’s nursery and shower including the invitations she and I worked on together…

Using her “woodland” theme, here are the note cards…

and a close up…

I will tell you I did use the MISTI tool to stamp the sentiment and tree at the same time.  Stampin’ Up! doesn’t carry a similar tool (maybe in the future?) but it has made this project so much easier and faster not mention perfectly aligned and stamped.

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…

Stuff

  • Paper:  Whisper White 3-1/2″ x 5″ notecards, plus Thick Whisper White Cardstock
  • Ink:  Pear Pizazz, Archival Basic Black and Calypso Coral
  • Stamps:  Foxy Friends and All Things Thanks
  • Tools:  Micron Black .005 Pen, Window Sheet

Digits

  • Stamp the tree at lower left corner in Pear Pizazz and sentiment centered top in Archival Basic Black.
  • Cut a piece of Window Sheet 2-5/8″ x 4″.  Center this sheet over card front and mark in pencil all four corners.  Using the .005 Black Micron Pen (you could substitute the Project Life Journaling Pen) draw the loops at each corner then connect with wavy line.  Where images are met, skip the border line and start again after image.
  • Stamp fox on scrap Thick Whisper White CS in Calypso Coral and face features in Archival Basic Black.  Fussy cut the image and attach to card front overlapping the tree with dimensionals.

Hopefully I can share pictures of the occasion with you early next week.

So today is Valentines…do you have any special plans?  Sweetums and I are cooking a meal together and maybe sharing something very chocolate!

Look what is blooming in my front yard!…

These are so dainty…maybe 5″ tall.

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

all.  the.  time.

And keep those fingers inky…you’ll be HaPpY!

B

Smile Alert!…

A whole set of Whisper White note cards were transformed into adorable, silly thank you notes…which will come in handy after Christmas and even before.  They will spread smiles near and far when opened, and my job will be done.

Here’s what they look like…

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Would they put a smile on your face?  While water coloring each chickie, I couldn’t help but keep a smile on my face…and I water colored 20 of them!

Here are the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…

Stuff

  • Paper:  3-1/2″ x 5″ Whisper White Note Cards, Real Red Cardstock plus Water Color Paper
  • Ink:  Archival Basic Black
  • Stamps:  Hello Chick …background chicken wire stamp is retired SU! but you could substitute the current Woodgrain background stamp.
  • Tool’s ‘N Embellishments:  Water Color Pencils, 1/8″ Real Red Ribbon, Punch or Framelit shape to cut out sentiment, Stitched Square Framelits, and Scalloped Square Framelits.  I used the Ticket Punch here.  You could use an Aqua Painter, Blender Pen or small round brush for painting.

Digits

  • The 3-1/2″ x 5″ Whisper White Note Card front was stamped with chicken wire background stamp in Archival Basic Black.
  • The Real Red Cardstock was cut with the Scalloped Square Framelit and attached to card front with dimensionals.
  • The Water Color Paper was cut with the Stitched Square Framelits.  Stamp image with Archival Basic Black.  Color images with Water Color Pencils and use your choice to paint with water.  Scribble some color around feet and paint.  This “grounds” your image.  Colors I used are Pacific Point, Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie and Real Re.
  • Attach Water Color Paper to Real Red Cardstock with multipurpose glue.
  • Stamp off before stamping background on scrap Whisper White CS with Archival Basic Black.  Stamp sentiment over this background and cut with shape of your choice.  Add to card front with multipurpose glue.  Make a small bow and attach at bottom corner with glue dot.

Tomorrow there will be several of these in mailboxes written with sincere thanks and hoping to bring smiles wherever they go!

We are having a frigid day here but when I see the weather up north and in the Midwest, I’ll not complain.

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

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decisions, decisions.

Have a HaPpY inky day!

B

Stitched Thanks…

Here’s my honest confession…several times before SU! came out with their Stitched Framelits (both online and at the store) I almost bought another line of stitched framelits.  They were calling my name big time.  So when SU! came out with the announcement they were releasing three shapes of stitched framelits in the 2017 catalog BUT you could buy them this month only, I just bet I was the first order they received!

They arrived the first of this week and it has been so much fun playing around with them.  I have found they work especially well on foil and Thick Whisper White and beautifully on water color paper.

Today I’m posting a thank you card for all those presents we receive during the holidays using the Square Stitched Framelits…

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This card is a good example of Gold Foil, Thick Whisper White and water color paper reaction to the stitching.  I’d like to have a set of these for myself, but I do think a set of these cards would be a thoughtful gift for the holidays.

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…

Stuff

  • Paper:  3-1/2″ x 5″ Whisper White Notecards, Gold Foil, Thick Whisper White and Real Red Cardstock and water color paper.
  • Ink:  Basic Black, Real Red, Old Olive
  • Stamps:  Vintage Leaves and Happy Happenings (sentiment)
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Square Stitched Framelits, Aqua Painter

Digits:

  • To the front of the 3-1/2″ x 5″ Whisper White Notecard, I used the largest frame for the Gold Foil, the next square for Thick Whisper White and the next frame for the Watercolor paper.  The Real Red layer measures 1-3/4″ square.
  • Attach the Gold Foil layer to card front with multipurpose glue.  Attached Thick Whisper White layer next with multipurpose glue.  Add the Real Red layer on top of the Whisper White with SNAIL or multipurpose glue.
  • Stamp one leaf at a time.  Stamp one full strength and the second without reinking.  Color within lines with Aqua Painter.  If you do not want any intermingling of colors, wait for ink to dry before starting your second color.  Personally, I love to see the flow of color.  But I know some of us are perfectionist…not naming anyone here!
  • Stamp sentiment in Archival Basic Black.
  • Inside I did add one leaf at the bottom right corner.

If you, like me, have been waiting for SU! to release stitched framelits and want them before next June…this month is your chance to have them now.  And I know we all want it NOW!  Here’s the order code #145372, Ovals, Circles and Square $30.   And if you don’t have a demonstrator you already work with, I’d love for you to order them from me by clicking on the “Shop Now” star in the right column of this blog.  You can have your stitched framelits at your door in no time at all!

Thanks so much for stopping by today.

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

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yesssssss.

And I’m very inky and HaPpY!

B

Totally Trees Thanks…

It is no secret I like trees…Lovely As A Tree, Thoughtful Branches, Totally Trees…I love them all.  I mean there’s so much you can do with them in a background or foreground.  Heck they can be the focus of your work.

You can decorate them, take leaves off or add them in colors or leave the simple leafless tree.

Today’s post is made with Totally Trees.  Love this set…

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Perfect for fall but you could just as easily make them summer or spring trees…or leave them naked!

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…

Stuff

  • Paper:  Crumb Cake Notecard, Rich Razzleberry Cardstock and Water Color Paper
  • Ink:  Rich Razzleberry, Dapper Denim, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, Old Olive and Basic Black
  • Stamps:  Totally Trees and Grateful Bunch
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Gold Wink of Stella and Aqua Painter

Digits

  • The Rich Razzleberry layer is 3-3/8″ x 4-7/8″ attached to Crumb Cake notecard with SNAIL
  • The water color paper layer is 3-1/4″ x 4-3/4″.  Stamp several of the ground stamp at bottom.  Use an Aqua Painter to blend color.  Stamp Tree tops in colors then add tree limbs in Basic Black.  Splatter entire layer with Gold Wink of Stella.  Add to Rich Razzleberry layer with SNAIL.
  • Inside there is a 3″ x 4-1/2″ layer of Rich Razzleberry with a Whisper White layer 2-7/8″ x 4-3/8″.  The matching inside sentiment is stamped in Basic Black and one Rich Razzleberry tree in the lower right corner.

A simple sweet thank you with a fall pop of color.

It’s Friday!…again!  Seems to me it’s Friday and before I can turn around it’s Friday again.  Maybe I’m running in circles.  Lots going on in the Studio these days.  Got a Kit Class coming up this week, swaps to make for OnStage-Atlanta, team goodies to complete, swaps and shoebox for Brian King’s WCMD2016-Atlanta, a daily blog to fill…not to mention the three holidays looming.

Sweetums and I are going to dinner and a movie tonight.  We did our civil duty today and voted…the lines were looooonnnnggg!  I’ve decided not to listen to any more of the political rhetoric…I’ve done all I can do.

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

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oh good grief…this made me laugh out loud.

Hope you are inky and HaPpY!

B

Sunflowers for you…

Do you “do” Paper Pumpkin?  I hope you say yes, because this month’s kit was a major hit.  If you don’t get Paper Pumpkin, you can sign up now and get two months for the price of one… if you sign up before October 10th! Add the code “BOGO” when placing your order.  Sign up by clicking on the Paper Pumpkin logo to the right.  You can cancel at any time.

I plan to show you this week how I’ve used my September kit, but today’s post is a sweet notecard using that little sunflower included with other stamps in the kit…

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There’s just something about this little sunflower!

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits on this thank you note…

Stuff

  • Paper:  3-1/2″ x 5″ Whisper White notecard, Crushed Curry, Whisper White and Soft Suede Cardstock
  • Ink:  Daffodil Delight, Crushed Curry, Soft Suede, Pear Pizazz and Pool Party
  • Stamps:  Paper Pumpkin September, Designer Tin of Cards (sentiment) Birthday Banners (banner) Touches of Texture (background)
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Linen Thread, Bunch of Banners Framelits

Digits

  • The Crushed Curry layer is 3-1/4″ x 4-3/4″ attached to 3-1/2″ x 5″ Whisper White Notecard front with SNAIL.
  • The Soft Suede layer is 3-1/8″ x 4-5/8″ attached to card front with SNAIL.
  • The Whisper White layer is 3″ x 4-1/2″.  On a post it note stamp sunflower and fussy cut.  Stamp flower petals first in Daffodil Delight and again in Crushed Curry rotating the petals.  Stamp center in Soft Suede.  Cover with post it note mask.  Stamp background over flower in Pool Party.  Remove mask and stamp stem in Pear Pizazz.  I colored in leaves with marker too.
  • On scrap Whisper White stamp “grateful” in Pear Pizazz and tag stitching.  Stamp “for you” in Soft Suede and add tag stitching.  Cut but with banner framelit.  Overlap the end of one tag over the  other and secure with glue dot.  Add to stem with glue dot.
  • Make bow from Linen Thread (video here) and attach to card front with glue dot.
  • Inside this card I stamped one sunflower in the lower right corner and also on the lower left corner of the envelope.

I’m posting a little earlier today to watch my favorite college team play this afternoon.  Hope you are planning a nice relaxing fall weekend wherever you are too…

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

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truly blessed.

Being inky makes me…HaPpY

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