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Vintage Truck…

When I posted the Flower Truck earlier this week, I might have mentioned how much I love that old truck.  So today here’s another “old truck” just for us “vintage” girls…

Ha!  Who wouldn’t have wanted a truck like that as a young girl?

The “Inside the Lines” Designer Series Paper came in handy here…

Want the Stuff ‘N Digits?

Here you go…


  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White, Basic Gray, and Pool Party Cardstock, plus Inside the Lines Designer Series Paper
  • Ink:  Archival Basic Black
  • Stamps:  Country Livin’ and Custom Tee
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Scalloped Oval Dies, Stitched Oval Dies, Hexagon Dynamic Textured Embossing Folder, Water Color Pencils and Blender Pen


  • The Thick Whisper White base card is 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, scored, folded and burnished at 4-1/4″
  • The Basic Gray layer is 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″ attached to card front with SNAIL
  • The Pool Party layer is 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Run through Big Shot with Hexagon Dynamic EF and attach to Basic Gray layer with SNAIL
  • Cut one smaller and one large Basic Gray Scalloped Oval.  One Pool Party Scalloped Oval smaller than Gray one and one large Stitched Whisper White Oval to fit over large Basic Gray Scalloped Oval.
  • Place the large Stitched Whisper White Oval over the Basic Gray Scalloped Oval with SNAIL and add to card front lower right with multipurpose glue.
  • Using the two sentiments from the Custom Tee Stamp Set, stamp sentiment on Thick Whisper White then cut out with small Stitched Oval Framelit.  Layer the three smaller ovals together with SNAIL and add to top left of card with dimensionals.
  • Stamp truck on Inside the Lines DSP with Archival Basic Black ink.  I tried to get that one flower on the door and let everything else fall where it may.  Color with Water Color Penciles.  Sponge truck body with Smoky Slate lightly.  Fussy cut truck.  I punched holes in the windows to give me a starting place for cutting them out.  Almost cut off that one half tire in the front.  Glue this piece to scrap Whisper White CS and cut away edges.  Attach to larger oval with dimensionals.  Color underneath truck for shadow with gray water color pencil and smooth with Blender Pen.

Isn’t that fun?  I know several girl friends who would love this birthday card.  Maybe I need to make more!

Yesterday was so exciting to see my daughter who is visiting from Seoul, South Korea, and my granddaughter who just became a mommie…  And, of course, Little Henry, (they call him Hank).  You just forget how little a newborn is.  But no matter, he felt wonderful, snuggly and sweet!

You are looking at “love at first sight!”  As time passes, I will try not to bore you with baby pics…but it will be hard!

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

never happens.

But I do know if your fingers are inky…you are HaPpY!



Christmas Truck…

If you’ve stopped by each day this week, you might remember how excited I was the first of the week to show you this week’s projects.  I hope you weren’t disappointed and have maybe seen some things to inspire you in your creative journey.

Today’s post is one of my favorites…


Do you like it?  This came out exactly as I have envisioned and then some.  This time I was more conservative with the snow and it was dry in a few hours unlike the Rusty Truck from a day or so ago.  And I just love the grey tones with just that pop of color with the Christmas wreath.

The Stuff ‘N Digits are every so similar to the Rusty Truck but I’ll repeat them here just in case you missed that one (you can scroll down a page or two and see that one)…


  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White, Basic Grey and Smoky Slate Cardstock
  • Ink:  Old Olive, Basic Black, Smokey Slate and Basic Grey and VersaMark, Craft White Ink
  • Stamps:  Country Livin’ (truck), Thoughtful Branches (trees), Holly Berry Happiness (sentiment), Santa’s Sleigh (wreath), Gorgeous Grundge splat stamp (snow)
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Real Red Candy Dots, Santa’s Sleigh Thinlits Dies, White Embossing Powder, Aqua Painter


  • The Thick Whisper White base card is 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ scored, folded and burnished at 4-1/4″
  • The Basic Grey layer is 4″ x 5-1/4″ attached to card front with SNAIL
  • The Smoky Slate layer is 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″.  Stamp truck image on post it note, “fussy cute” to use as a mask.   Stamp truck in Basic Black on Smoky  Slate and cover with mask.  Stamp trees in Basic Black and remove mask.  Color truck with Aqua Painter and Smoky Slate reinker in stamp pad lid.  Color wood and tires with Basic Grey.  Using a small round paint brush add Craft White Ink from bottom of truck to foreground.  Add a little extra around base of truck and wheel.  Add to truck where snow might mound.  Add to some of the tree branches.  With Gorgeous Grunge splat stamp add snow in VersaMark and sprinkle with White Embossing Powder and heat.  What do you think?  Are you liking it?
  • Let’s make that little wreath for the front of the truck.  Stamp the wreath from Santa’s Sleigh in Old Olive on scrap Whisper White and cut out with coordinating thinlit.  Make a slice in the wreath.  Add a glue dot to the back of one side where slit is and to the front side opposite.  Over lay edges making the wreath smaller.  Add Real Red Candy Dots or Basic Pearls painted with permanent red ink. Cut small pieces of dimensionals for the back and add to truck grill.
  • Can you stand it?  Now add this to the front of your card with SNAIL.
  • Inside there is a layer of Basic Grey 3-1/2″ x 4-1/2″ with a layer of Whisper White 3-1/4″ x 4-1/4″ on top.

I’m so glad you stopped by today.  With all the political news today I’m sure the whole world has gone upside down!

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…


I’m pretty sure stampers could run this world without all the drama.

Me?  I’m perfectly HaPpY and inky!