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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!



Just A Note…

Today was a day dedicated to being in the studio and so far it has been the best day ever!  Every surface in this studio is a mess, but I have produced a bunch of very different projects.

The card posted today is a thank you card placed in order bags being picked up as I write…


I suppose these could be used for just about anything with the right sentiment inside except maybe masculine…and they are so much fun to make.  They are the same color combo as the card posted yesterday…love it!

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…


  • Paper:  3 1/2″ x 5″ Whisper White Notecard and Thick Whisper White Cardstock
  • Ink:  Blushing Bride, Calypso Coral, Basic Black and Watermelon Wonder
  • Stamps:  Picture Perfect (sentiment) and Work of Art
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Basic Pearls, Butterfly Thinlets


  • Cut a 3 3/8″ x 4 7/8″ piece of Thick Whisper White Cardstock.  Stamp the brush strokes in Blushing Bride, Calypso Coral and Watermelon Wonder in the center.  Add sentiment in Basic Black to right bottom corner.
  • Cut the butterfly from this layer.  Add stamped layer to notecard with dimensionals.  Add butterfly with dimensionals and Basic Pearls (nine of them) to center of butterfly.
  • Done!

Isn’t that a dramatic effect with so little work?  Love when that happens…

Now to get a surface cleared to start a project for the welcome packets for new neighbors in our little community.  We’ve had a population explosion since the first of the year and I need 20 tags by tomorrow!

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…


A party seems like a good idea…I’ll stamp invitations!

Get yourself inky…Be HaPpY!



Flippin’ Butterfly…

There are lots of “flippin'” cards on Pinterest in all shapes and sizes, but spring seems the perfect time to make a “flippin’ butterfly” card with the Watercolor Wings set on page 75 of the Annual Catalog…


and here’s a shot of the card open…


Did you notice the butterfly stamp on the inside?  That was made by using the framelit to cut two fun foam butterflies and glue them together to use as a stamp.  It works great!  Not sure how long it will last, but as long as I have the framelit I can make another stamp.  You have got to give this a try.

Now let’s make this flippin’ butterfly card together…

Here are the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…


  • Paper:  Bermuda Bay, Pool Party and Whisper White
  • Ink:  Early Espresso, Bermuda Bay and Pool Party
  • Stamps:  Watercolor Wings
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  3/8″ Pool Party Glitter Ribbon, Linen Thread, Bermuda Bay Sequins,  Fluttering Embossing Folder, Butterfly Thinlits Dies and Bold Butterfly Framelits


  • The Bermuda Bay base card is 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ scored at 2 1/8″ and 4 1/4″.  Using Bold Butterfly Framelits cut half of the butterfly on front panel.  You can accomplish this by centering the butterfly framelit over the 2 1/8″ scored line and slightly toward the top of card.  Place the top cutting pad at the 2 1/8″ score line and covering just the first panel.  You will just be cutting half of the butterfly from the card front.  Emboss front panels of card with Fluttering Embossing Folder.
  • Stamp on scrap Whisper White the base butterfly in Bermuda Bay and over stamp in Early Espresso the wings and body in center.  Cut out with Bold Butterfly Framelit fold the card closed and attach butterly to card front covering the cut out piece and second panel of card front.
  • Make bow with 3/8″ Pool Party Glitter Ribbon and tie with Linen Thread.  Cut a 2″ piece of sequins and attach to center of butterfly with glue dots.  Add bow over sequins with glue dots.
  • Stamp sentiment on scrap Whisper White in Early Espresso and punch out.  Punch out Pool Party scrap and attach behind stamped sentiment.  Add glue to half of the back of this piece and attach to first panel.
  • Inside there is a piece of Pool Party 5 3/8″ x 4 1/8″ attached with adhesive, and a piece of Whisper White 5 1/4″ x 4″ attached to that with adhesive.  Stamp base butterfly with Bermuda Bay.  You might want to make a pencil mark with the front butterfly down to know where to place the inside butterfly so it will be covered up when the card is closed.  With the fun foam handmade stamps from the butterfly framelit add over base butterfly in Bermuda Bay…magic!  Now add your sentiment in the center of the butterfly in Early Espresso.  Add some dots here and there in Early Espresso and a few sequins for fun!

So now this is my favorite card…until the next one.  I want to make this in some other color combinations…ideas are spinning.  And I’ve got another wow technique to share inspired by Frances Martin I’m pretty sure you will love…there are not enough hours in the day!

Got to get reset in my studio from class this morning for another one on Monday morning.  Then houseguests this week and a supper to cook for book club…all fun stuff!

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…


I love this…you may like them, but I can’t stand squirrels.  I’m pretty sure they think they are being funny turning circles in the middle of the road…I hear them sniggering when I pass!

I’m really inky today…and HaPpY!




Cup ‘O Awesome…

It took a couple of months to decide whether I NEDED this bundle…but obviously I did…


Evidently it is a “must have” cause it sure it sitting on my shelf making itself at home.  Here’s the inside for you…


What a sweet way to say thanks…

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…


  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White, Mossy Meadow, Blushing Bride, Pool Party and Mint Macaron Cardstock plus Birthday Bouquet Designer Series Paper
  • Ink:  Basic Black, Mossy Meadow and Mint Macaron
  • Stamps:  Grateful Bunch
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Basic Pearls, Linen Thread, Curvy Trio Corner Punch, Cups ‘n Kettles Thinlets, fun foam and Blossom Bunch Punch


  • The Thick Whisper White base card is 4 1/4″ x 11″ scored at 5 1/2″
  • The Mossy Meadow layer is 4″ x 5 1/4″, round corners and attach to card front with adhesive
  • The top Whisper White layer is 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″, round two opposite corners and punch the two opposite corners.  Stamp lace in Mint Macaron where you cup will sit and the sentiment in Basic Black center left.  Add two stems of leaves in Mossy Meadow then attach to card front with adhesive.
  • Cut a cup from DSP and fun foam and glue together.  Cut cup trim in Mint Macaron and glue to cup.
  • Make “Billie Bow” from Linen Thread and add to cup handle with glue dots.
  • Punch three white, three Blushing Bride and three Pool Party flowers.  Glue some to card front and lift others with dimensionals.  Add pearls to centers.
  • Glue cup to card front.
  • Inside the Mossy Meadow layer is 3 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ with rounded corners and attached with adhesive
  • The Whisper White layer is 3 1/4″ x 4 1/4″.  Round two opposite corners and punch the other two corners. Add to Mossy Meadow layer  with adhesive.  Stamp a stem of leaves in Mossy Meadow and add sentiment in Basic Black.

This design would also make a pretty birthday or all occasion “thinking of you” card by just changing the sentiment.

I’m ready to jump right in this holiday weekend with some much needed planting outside.  One of my favorite things to do is take a big Starbucks cup to the nursery early in the day and browse and dream…then come home and play in the dirt.  Perfect!

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…


Are you going your Friday Dance?  Me too!

I’ll be dirty and inky this weekend…and HaPpY!






Spring Thank You…

The colors of spring (which I am very much looking forward to) are so soft, subtle and simple…and that’s exactly how I wanted this card to be…


There is some Wink of Stella Clear on the petals but I just couldn’t get it to photograph. I love the pretty spring colors and this simple card to say thank you.  This design was inspired by Jen Schultz of Taylored Expressions.

Here’s how it was made in the Stuff ‘N Digits


  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White cardstock
  • Ink:  Daffodil Delight, Mint Macaron, Soft Sky and Early Expresso
  • Stamps:  Helping Me Grow, Gorgeous Grunge (splats) and You’re So Lovely (sentiment)
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Linen Thread, Basic Pearls, Blender Pen, Wink of Stella Clear


  • The Thick Whisper White cardstock is 4 1/4″ x 11″ scored and folded at 5 1/2″
  • The top layer is 5 1/4″ x 4″.  Lightly attach this layer to your work surface then cover with stencil.  Tape the stencil down at one edge.  Lightly sponge Mint Macaron, Sky Blue and Daffodil delight from the bottom right corner half way up card front.  Remove stencil and add some splats with Mint Macaron.  Stamp sentiment in bottom left corner and flowers slightly off center in Early Espresso.
  • Use Blender Pen to lightly color petals, stems and leaves.
  • Add Basic Pearls to flower centers.
  • Make bow and add with glue dots.
  • Cut a piece of fun foam slightly smaller than the top layer.  Add to top layer with glue and to card front with glue.
  • I’ll probably stencil on the envelope and a little inside to coordinate

Think I’ll try this same card design with some bolder colors and see how that changes things.  Stenciling is my second favorite stamping technique…do you know the first?

Here’s a “B-ism” to brighten you day…


My dogs even have middle names and I use them when they are in trouble…

Get inky…Be HaPpY!