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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…


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…


  • 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


  • 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…



And I’m very inky and HaPpY!


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…


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…


  • 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


  • 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…


oh good grief…this made me laugh out loud.

Hope you are inky and HaPpY!


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…


There’s just something about this little sunflower!

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


  • 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


  • 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…


truly blessed.

Being inky makes me…HaPpY


“Thanks” Scarecrow…

Now that my normal stamping classes are done this month and my BIG birthday has passed into the sunset…I’ve got lots of “thanking” to do!

Here’s a start to my thank you cards…


Isn’t this little cookie cutter scarecrow just the cutest?  I thought he would look nice on my fall thank you notes…and it gave me a chance to make some woodgrain background in fall colors…

Here are the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…


  • Paper:  3-1/2″ x 5″ Crumb Cake Note Card, Soft Suede, Crushed Curry and Whisper White Cardstock
  • Ink:  Early Espresso, Basic Black Ink Pads and Pumpkin Pie, Real Red, Daffodil Delight, Blushing Bride markers.  I used my Blush Blendability Pen, but if you don’t have that try crumb cake and add the color with a Blender Pen to keep it light so the Blushing Bride cheeks will show.
  • Stamps:  Cookie Cutter Christmas, Thoughtful Banners (sentiment), Woodgrain (background) and Timeless Textures
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Linen Thread, Swirly Scribbles Thinlits Dies, Duet Banner, Cookie Cutter Builder Punch


  • Cut the Soft Suede layer 3-1/4″ x 4-3/4″ attached to 3-1/2″ x 5″ Crumb Cake Notecard with SNAIL
  • Cut the Crushed Curry layer 3″ x 4-1/2″.  Stamp Woodgrain background stamp with Early Espresso.  Add border using Timeless Textures and Early Espresso ink.  Distress edges with distressing tool, scissors held in “v” shape or finger nails.  Don’t be afraid to add tears here and there.
  • Stamp and punch banner.  Add Pumpkin Pie marker to flagged ends.  Add to card front top with dimensionals.
  • Cut one large Swirly from Soft Suede.  Attach to bottom of card front with Thin Tipped Glue or Multirpurpose Glue.
  • Stamp, color and punch scarecrow.  Add several dimensionals to back.  Loop Linen Thread several times on back of scarecrow then attach at an angle over Swirly.

This cute little guy is going to help me let everyone know how much I appreciate them this month.

Are you watching football today?  My Tennessee VOLS won today…Yay!  Have a great weekend and I hope to see you here again on Monday…

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…


Did you notice the moon last night?

Yep I’m inky…and HaPpY!


You’re In My Thoughts…

Alright…I’ll be really honest with all of you.  I resisted this stamp set originally because I was disappointed in the way it was presented to demonstrators.

This stamp set will only be available until the end of the month.  Then all these fabulous samples started to appear on Pinterest and Stampin’ Connection and I just couldn’t resist any longer.

So since I’m already behind with this set and its only available for such a short time AND because I’ve fallen head over heels with it, I’m going to feature it all this week and show how it can be used in every season of the year.

Today, though I needed a sympathy card.  It works for that too…


The stamp set is Thoughtful Branches.  Here’s a peek at the inside…


With a little VersaMark and White Embossing Powder you could add “snow” to the branches, but here I’ve added a second tree to shadow the other.

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…


  • Paper:  Sahara Sand, Early Espresso and Serene Scenery Designer Series Paper Stack
  • Ink:  Early Espresso
  • Stamps:  Thoughtful Branches and Layering Love (sentiment)
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Linen Thread Thoughtful Branches coordinating thinlet set


  • The Sahara Sand base card is 4-1/4″ x 11″, scored and folded at 5-1/2″
  • The Early Espresso layer is 4″ x 5-1/4″
  • The DSP layer is 3-3/4″ x 5″ attached to the Early Espresso layer with adhesive.  Stamp sentiment in Early Espresso.  Cut two trees with thinlet one in Early Espresso and one in Sahara Sand.  Using multipurpose or thin tipped glue, offset trees and glue together.  Add to DSP with glue.
  • Attach several rounds of Linen Thread around the bottom of these two layers, then attach to card front with glue.
  • Make linen thread bow…video instructions here.
  • Inside the Early Espresso layer is 4-1/2″ x 3-1/2″ attached to card with adhesive
  • The Sahara Sand layer is 4-1/4′ x 3-1/4″ attached to Early Espresso layer with adhesive.
  • Stamp sentiment in Early Espresso.
  • Add a 3-1/4″ x 1-1/2″ strip of DSP to left side.
  • Cut two leaves one in Sahara Sand and one in Early Espresso.  Glue together slightly offset and then to top left corner.

Hope you enjoyed this post today and the ones to follow.  Not one looks anything like the other.  They will represent every season and then some.

If interested in ordering, this set can be ordered as a bundle (stamp set and thinlets) the cost is $52.  Order #144328.  With the popularity of this set and the impending deadline, the sooner you order the better.

And, of course, I’d love for you to order from me…just click on the “shop now” star to the right of this post.

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…



I’m inky…and HaPpY!



Thanks Beary Much…

I’ve heard some don’t like this little teddy bear stamp…I don’t see how.  He stamps up with such a twinkle in his eye and just looks all soft and lovable to me.  And once you figure out how to use your color (any color), the three-step stamping is a cinch.

Let’s make a card with him today…


and the inside…


Here is the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…


  • Paper:  Sahara Sand, Bermuda Bay and Whisper White Cardstock
  • Ink:  Sahara Sand
  • Stamps:  Baby Bear
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Layered Square Framelits, 1/8″ Bermuda Bay Ribbon


  • The Sahara Sand base card is 4-1/4″ x 11″, scored at 5-1/2″
  • The horizontal Bermuda Bay layer is 1″ x 5-1/2″ attached with adhesive.
  • Cut a Bermuda Bay Scalloped frame and the coordinating square from Whisper White.
  • Ink the first bear stamp (Tip:  I placed numbers on each of the three bears with permanent  black marker).  Stamp off twice then stamp your square.  Hold in place on your piercing mat for a few seconds.  Now ink the second stamp in Sahara Sand and stamp off once.  Line up the images using the center bottom and one ear of the image.  Stamp and hold.  Ink and stamp the third stamp in Sahara Sand.  Oh so cute!
  • Add square to card front with dimensional and ribbon to baby bear with glue dots.
  • Inside there is a Bermuda Bay layer 4″ x 5-1/4″ with a layer of Whisper White 3-3/4″ x 5″.  Add sentiment in Sahara Sand.

I have made wedding cards, birthday and thank you cards with this set and loved each of them.

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…


This is it!

I’m inky and HaPpY!


Thoughtful Thank You…

A week or so ago I remember saying pages 76 & 77 were “must have’s”…I mean this set is classic!  I don’t know if it will last as long as “Lovely As A Tree” has, but you’ll always be able to use it for so many things.

So today I’ve made a thoughtful thank you card using the Floral Thinlits Die, coordinating Washi Tape, Floral Phrases stamp set and Night of Navy Solid Baker’s Twine…


Isn’t that thinlit die gorgeous?  And I promise you this was a very quick card to make, too!

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…


  • Paper:  Night of Navy and Thick Whisper White Cardstock
  • Ink:  Night of Navy
  • Stamps:  Floral Phrases
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Detailed Floral Thinlits Dies, Solid Baker’s Twine in Night of Navy, Floral Boutique Designer Washi Tape


  • The Thick Whisper White base card is 4-1/4″ x 11″, scored at 5-1/2″
  • The Night of Navy layer is 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″ attached to card front with adhesive.
  • The top Thick Whisper White layer is 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″.  Cut with the Floral Thinlits Die at top.  Add two layers of coordinating Floral Boutique Washi Tape under the thinlit cutout, stamp sentiment in Night of Navy at right lower edge wrap this layer a couple of times with Night of Navy Baker’s Twine and tie bow.  All this decorated layer to Night of Navy layer with multipurpose glue.  (Tip:  an itsy bit of this glue goes a looooonnnng way!)
  • Inside there is a 4-1/2″ x 3-1/2″ Night of Navy layer with a 4-1/4″ x 3-1/4″ layer of Whisper White with two strips of coordinating Washi Tape on the left side attached with adhesive.

Hope you enjoyed this post today and you feel inspired.

I have been awake since 1:45 a.m. when Sweetums and I headed to the airport shuttle this morning for his 3 a.m. shuttle to Atlanta Airport, then 5 1/2 hours to Seattle and finally 11 hours into South Korea for a total of 7500 miles!  We have never been this far apart…really feels weird but I’m hoping he’s visit is as much fun as mine was last October.

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…


This is so me…

I’m inky and HaPpY…are you?


Flirty Flamingo Thanks…

Did you like to color when you were younger?  Do you still?…me too!  So new colors from Stampin’ Up! gets me as excited as a new 64 box of crayons with a pencil sharpener!

Today’s posts features the new InColor Flirty Flamingo…


Do you love the color?  Here I’ve teamed it up with Watermelon Wonder…they are perfect together!

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…


  • Paper:  Whisper White SU! notecard, Flirty Flamingo and Thick Whisper White cardstock
  • Ink:  Basic Black, Pear Pizazz, Flirty Flamingo, Sahara Sand and Watermelon Wonder
  • Stamps:  What I Love, Timeless Textures
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Sequins


  • The Flirty Flamingo layer is 3-3/8″ x 4-7/8″ attached to notecard front with adhesive
  • The top Whisper White layer is 3-1/4″ x 4-3/4″.  Using background stamp from Timeless Textures and Sahara Sand ink (stamped off) create backgkround.  Add leaves in Pear Pizazz and splats in Flirty Flamingo.
  • Stamp sentiment in Basic Black then attach layer to notecard front with adhesive.
  • Stamp first layer of flower in stamped off Flirty Flamingo.  Stamp second layer in Flirty Flamingo.  Stamp last layer of flower in Watermelon Wonder.  Fussy cut and add to card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • The sequins were originally clear and were colored with a permanent marker to coordinate.
  • The envelope was created by stamping three-step flower as above first, then masking.  With mask in place stamp background, leaves and splats.  Remove mask…magic!  Did I ever say I LOVE masking?

I really like this little notecard and think it would be nice to have several on hand…

Maybe a set using all the new InColors.

Thanks so much for stopping by today hope you feel inspired!

Here’s your “B-ism” for the day…


To recognize the event of this past week…

Be HaPpY…get inky!







Thank You Friend…

This little frog melts my heart…he just looks so forlorn and sincere…


His expression is priceless…

This card also showcases the new designer series paper Affectionately Yours.

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


  • Paper:  Crumb Cake, Cucumber Crush, Daffodil Delight and Whisper White cardstock, plus Affectionately Yours DSP
  • Ink:  Basic Black
  • Stamps:  Love You Lots (a hostess stamp set)
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Itty Bitty Flower Punches, Square Punches 1 1/4″ and 1 3/8″


  • The Crumb Cake base card is 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″
  • The Cucumber Crush layer is 4″ x 5 1/4″ attached with adhesive to card front
  • The Crumb Cake layer is 3 3/4″ x 5″ attached with adhesive to Cucumber Crush layer
  • The horizontal Daffodil Delight layer is 3 3/4″ x 2″ attached to card front with adhesive
  • The vertical Cucumber Crush layer is 4″ x 1 1/2″ attached with adhesive
  • The vertical DSP layer is 3 7/8″ x 1 3/8″ attached with adhesive
  • The next vertical Cucumber Crush layer is 2 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ attached with adhesive
  • The Crumb Cake layer is 2 3/8″ x 3 3/8″, stamp image with Basic Black in lower right corner before attached with adhesive to Cucumber Crush layer.
  • The square Cucumber Crush layer is 1 3/8″ square with a 1 1/4″ piece of Crumb Cake stamped with sentiment in Basic Black and attached to Cucumber Crush square with adhesive then to card front with dimensionals.
  • Punch three small and one larger flower from DSP and Daffodil Delight.  Stack and stick with glue dot together and on card front.
  • Inside there is a layer of Cucumber Crush 3 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ with a layer of Whisper White 3 3/8″ x 4 3/8″ attached with adhesive.  Punch two small and one larger flower in DSP and the same in Daffodil Delight.  Stack and stick with glue dots and place in lower right corner with glue dots.

This is a fairly quick card to make with such a sweet image.

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…


Social media can be so tricky…

Have a great weekend…get inky…Be HaPpY!


Swirly Bird Rose…

Guess what came yesterday?  Do you believe Zoe slept through Mr. Brown delivering my preorder and I was in my studio fretting and fussing about why it hadn’t been delivered.  This has to be a first for her…

But come it did and really I didn’t know what to do first…I mean, look at the catalog, check all the DSP, check out all the stamp sets, stamp with the new In Colors…decisions, decisions…

So I pushed everything aside and made this adorable thank you card with new colors, stamps and framelits…


There are 24 stamps in this set!  Here’s a peek at the inside…


How sweet is that?  You can see three new In Colors… Dapper Denim, Sweet Sugarplum and Emerald Envy.  The new die Swirly Scribbles Thinlets and 3/8″ Ruched Ribbon in Sweet Sugarplum.

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits


  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White, Sweet Sugarplum, Emerald Envy and Dapper Denim
  • Ink:  Basic Black, Sweet Sugarplum and Emerald Envy
  • Stamps:  Swirly Bird and What I Love (sentiment)
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Swirly Scribbles Thinlets, 3/8″ Sweet Sugarplum Ruched Ribbon, Linen Thread


  • The Thick Whisper White base card is 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored at 5 1/2″
  • The Dapper Denim layer is 4″ x 5 1/4″ attached to card front with adhesive
  • The Whisper White top layer is 3 3/4″ x 5″.  Stamp splatter stamp in Sweet Sugarplum.  Cut flower with thinlets from Sweet Sugarplum cardstock.  Cut leaves with Emerald Envy.  Attach pieces with Thin Tip Glue over splatters.  Stamp sentiment in Basic Black.  Add a piece of Ruched Sweet Sugarplum ribbon around this layer and attach with adhesive on back.  Add this layer to Dapper Denim layer with adhesive.
  • Make loops with ribbon and tie in center with Linen Thread.  Add over piece of ribbon with glue dots.
  • Inside there is a 3 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ piece of Dapper Denim with a 3 1/4″ x 4 1/4″ piece of Whisper White.  Attach with adhesive.
  • Off stamp the splatters in Sweet Sugarplum in bottom left corner.  Stamp flowers in Sweet Sugarplum and leaves in Emerald Envy.

Not sure if there will be any sleeping going on around here tonight.  Honestly, this is like Christmas when you are seven!  Better!

Be sure to come back by tomorrow and see more new product ideas…

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…


My mind is temporarily out of order…

But I’m inky and HaPpY!