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Autumn Shaker…

Shaker cards are the most fun cards to make besides maybe a pop up card.  So I took a couple of my favorite things (Woodland Embossing Folder and Leaf Framelit) and made an Autumn Shaker…


I just love the way this card turned out.  I purposely didn’t add a sentiment because this card could be used for birthday, Thanksgiving or just Happy Fall Y’all!

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…


  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White, Early Expresso and Crumb Cake cardstock
  • Ink:  Craft White, Early Expresso, Pear Pizazz, Daffodil Delight, Rich Razzleberry and Cajun Craze
  • Stamps:  Sheltering Tree
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Linen Thread,  Window Sheet, Leaf Framelits, sequins (your choice.), sponges and fun foam.


  • The Thick Whisper White base card is 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored at 5 1/2″
  • The Early Expresso layer is 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″
  • The Crumb Cake layer is 4″ x 5 1/4″, cut the leaf with framelit then emboss with Woodland EF.  Add white to trees with sponge and Craft White.  Add marks on trees with Early Expresso marker.  Add a piece of Window Sheet to the back of leaf opening with Tomboy Glue.  Cut a piece of fun foam 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″.  Using the Crumb Cake layer, mark where the leaf goes on the fun foam and cut with framelit.  Add fun foam to back of Crumb Cake layer.  Add a few sequins to the Crumb Cake layer lying face down, then glue the Early Expresso layer to the back of the Crumb Cake withTomboy Glue.  Add all layers to card front with Tomboy Glue.
  • Add your “Billie Bow” to the leaf stem.  Instructions can be found here.

I’ve been helping one of my team members, Dawn Benjamin, make butterflies for 80 cards to acknowledge families who have donated organs of loved ones.  Each card has a double butterfly to symbolize life, hope and change.  I doubt either one of us will want to look at a butterfly for a while…

Hope you are planning a great weekend that includes some paper and ink.

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…


Get inky…Be HaPpY!




Birthday Thankful…

Today’s card was made for a special friend who has a birthday this month.  Actually, November is a record birthday month for me!

Here’s the card…


I love the fall season with all the beautiful colored foliage.  The Vintage Leaves and Framelits set is the perfect set to use for fall birthdays!

Here’s the Stuff ‘n Digits for you…


  • Paper:  Early Expresso, Thick Whisper White cardstock
  • Ink:  VersaMark, Daffodil Delight, Pear Pizzaz, Razzleberry and Cajun Craze
  • Stamps:  Sheltering Tree and Gorgeous Grunge (splatters)
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Linen Thread, Button, Window Sheet and Gold Embossing Powder


  • The Thick Whisper White cardstock base is 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored at 5 1/2″
  • The Early Expresso layer is 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″ attached to the card front with adhesive
  • The Top Thick Whisper White layer is 4″ x 5 1/4″.  I used the framelit to cut a stencil out of window sheet.  With a sponge for each color and the stencil over the top layer, sponge colors in the leaf area.  With the stencil still in place, stamp the tree in Early Express lining up the tree trunk with the leaf stem.  Remove the stencil.
  • Stamp sentiment in Early Expresso and the splatters in VersaMark.  Sprinkle with Gold Embossing Powder and heat.  Add this layer over the Early Expresso layer with adhesive.
  • Attach a button (this one is retired) with glue dots, make your “Billie Bow” with Linen Thread and attach to button with glue dots.  For bow directions go here.

Now that I have my posting done for today, I think Zoe and I will go for a walk on the golf course and enjoy all the colors of autumn.

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…


A little fall humor…

Get inky…Be HaPpY!


Vintage Autumn…

This card works for the Thanksgiving Holiday or for anyone celebrating a fall birthday and I need plenty of both…and soon!

November on my calendar is crazy with birthdays…so I need to get cracking.


Usually mass producing is not my forte, but this one would be a contender if I did.  Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you in case you’d like to give this one a try…


  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White and Daffodil Delight cardstock
  • Ink:  Early Expresso and Daffodil Delight
  • Stamps:  Vintage Leaves and Sheltering Tree (sentiment)
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Aqua Painter


  • The Thick Whisper White base card is 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored at 5 1/2″
  • The Daffodil Delight layer is 5 1/4″ x 4″ attached to card front with Tomboy Glue
  • The top layer is 5 1/8″ x 3 7/8″.  Mask off edges with Post It note and sponge center space with Daffodil Delight.  Before removing mask use Aqua Painter with Early Expresso ink and add splatters.
  • Remove masking and stamp leaves with Early Express and add sentiment at bottom.  Add this layer to Daffodil Delight layer with Tomboy Glue

It’s been a week since my return from Seoul and my sleep patterns are still a mess.  Eight o’clock and my head is bobbing for sleep, then 3 a.m. and I’m wide awake.  The kids who live behind us stay up til nine!  Now the time is going to change next weekend and that will mess with me even more.  The up side to this time problem is I’ve finished the latest book and started another and finished a knitting project and started another.  Maybe I’ll start coming up to my studio and see what happens…

Hope you are having an awesome day…

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…



Celebrating the Season…

Today’s card post is inspired by one I saw by Tina Lundin and uses some of my favorite SU! products.

Here’s my card…


These are my favorite things…Woodgrain background, Leaflits Framelits, Linen Thread and Happy Scenes stamp set.  All combined on one card…gorgeous.

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…


  • Paper:  Early Expresso, Pool Party, Mossy Meadow and Whisper White cardstock.
  • Ink:  Early Expresso, Pool Party, Old Olive and Tangelo Twist
  • Stamps:  Woodgrain background, Happy Scenes
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Leaflets Framelits, Linen Thread, Sponge, Glue Pen and Dazzling Diamonds


  • The Early Expresso base card is 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored at 5 1/2″
  • The Pool Party layer is 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″ added to card front with adhesive
  • The second Pool Party layer is 4″ x 5 1/4″ stamped with Woodgrain background in Early Expresso and sponged with Early Expresso around edges.
  • Cut one leaf with Leaflets Framelits in Mossy Meadow and add to card front with adhesive.
  • Cut one leaf in Whisper White, sponge sky in Pool Party and grass in Old Olive then stamp with Memento Black and color leaves and pumpkins in with Tangelo Twist marker.  Add glue to pumpkins with glue pen and sprinkle with Dazzling Diamonds.  Attach over Mossy Meadow leaf with dimensionals
  • Make bow with Linen Thread.  You can watch my video on how to make this bow here.  Add to leaf stem with glue dots.
  • The sentiment Pool Party layer is 2 3/4″ x 3/4″.  The Whisper White layer is 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ stamped in Memento Black and attached with dimensionals

Thanks so much for stopping by today.

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…


Bet that very thing happens this weekend at the Rambling Rose Retreat…

We will all be inky…and HaPpY with or without donuts!




Vintage Leaves Wreath Video…

Remember last week the post with this photo?


This was a close up of the Vintage Leaves fall wreath showing the pine cones and Dazzling Diamonds Newsprint balls.

Well, today the video has been made and uploaded for you.  You can see the video here.

Enjoy!…and send me questions if you have them through comments.

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…


It might work…

Are you inky and HaPpY?




Please indulge me today as I ask you to pray for our city.  Like most in this country, we never imagined this horror could or would come to our idyllic, family-oriented town.  No one here has been able to wrap our minds around such evil.

So today I am grateful for so many things and offer this card …


Here are the Stuff ‘N Digits


  • Paper:  Pool Party, Very Vanilla and Delightful Dijon cardstock, plus watercolor paper.
  • Ink:  Delightful Dijon, Memento Black and water colors
  • Stamps:  Vintage Leaves and Endless Thanks (sentiment)
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Vintage Leaves Framelits, Linen Thread, In Color Sequin Assortment, Apothecary Framelit (retired), craft foam and Window Sheet


  • The Pool Party base card is 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″
  • The Delightful Dijon layer is 5 1/4″ x 4″, cut center with framelit.  Glue a piece of window sheet the same size to back of this layer.
  • Cut a piece of craft foam 5 1/4″ x 4″ and cut center with same framelit.  Glue with Tomboy Glue to back of Delightful Dijon layer.
  • The leaves were stamped in Memento Black on watercolor paper that had been spritzed with water and dry pigment or reinker and cut out with coordinating leaf framelits.  Add these cut out leaves to center of Pool Party card front.
  • Add sequins over leaves and with Tomboy Glue, glue down the window layer to trap the sequins.
  • Add two extra leaves to card front with glue and dimensionals.  Add Linen Bow with glue dots.
  • Stamp banner on Very Vanilla in Memento Black and sentiment in Delightful Dijon and “fussy cut”.
  • Add banner to lower right corner with dimensionals

Thanks you for stopping by today and maybe taking a few minutes to remember our city and these brave Marines who sacrificed their lives yesterday.

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…


I’m inky and getting ready to leave on Tuesday.  Maybe better get these inky nails taken care of before I leave…



Vintage Leaves Watercolor…

Making a fall themed card was the furthest thing in my mind today…but this beautifully colored piece of watercolor paper was sitting on my desk…

Then this happened…


That just makes me feel cooler looking at those fall colors.  Well, shoot, when you consider we will be getting the Holiday Catalog next week,  an autumn card in the middle of summer doesn’t seem that odd.

These leaves were cut from a piece of watercolor paper that had been sprinkled with Ken Oliver’s Color Burst dry pigment and spritzed with water.  However, if you wanted to use reinker instead, you could spritz the watercolor paper first and then drop reinker on the paper and let it do it own thing.  Either way you’ll get beautiful fall leaves for your card.

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


  • Paper:  Delightful Dijon, Bermuda Bay, Very Vanilla and Tip Top Taupe cardstock, plus watercolor paper
  • Ink:  Tip Top Taupe, Memento Black and Soft Suede
  • Stamps:  Vintage Leaves, Amazingly Artistic and Netting background
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Linen Thread, Vintage Leaves Framelits


  • The Delightful Dijon base card is 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″
  • The Bermuda Bay layer is 5 3/8″ x 4 1/8″, attached to card front with adhesive
  • The Tip Top Taupe layer is 5 1/4″ x 4″, stamped with the Netting background stamp in Tip Top Taupe (2nd generation) then any of the other stamps in the Amazingly Artistic set you like.  Use Soft Suede for the fern leaves.  Attach this layer with adhesive.
  • Stamp the dragon fly using the “rock ‘n roll” method in Delightful Dijon and Bermuda Bay on a scrap of cardstock and “fussy cut”.  Cut some dimensionals for the wings and set aside.
  • Stamp with Memento Black and the Vintage Leaves stamp set on your watercolored paper and cut out with framelits.  Attach the two larger leaves with tombow glue.  Add dimensionals to the smaller leaves, tie with Linen Thread and add to card front.
  • Add dragon fly to card front.
  • Inside there is a 3 1/2″ x 4″ Very Vanilla layer stamped with one of the leaves using the “rock ‘n roll” method.
  • You can see the envelope has also been stamped to coordinate with the card.

Sometimes it’s the little things…

So Zoe did “kill” her Minion yesterday.  It finally quit yelling MONDAY! and now she couldn’t care less about it.  She wants a new one…nope.

Things here are crazy in the studio.  Finished all my classes on Monday so I can make a big mess and not have to worry about it.  My goal is to leave it clean…ummmm, not sure that will happen by the looks of it right now though.

I will be sharing snapshots from Salt Lake City each day on my facebook page at Rambling Rose Studio.  If you’d like to search and “like” it, I’ll try to keep you up to date while I’m there.  It will be so exciting to reunite with friends made over the years…that’s the BEST part of convention…but so much of it is just fun.  I’m sure Shelli (the CEO) will be greatly missed this year.  That part will be very different.

Hope you are having a great day and thanks so much for taking time to stop by my studio.

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…


It’s my excuse and I’m sticking to it!

Have an inky day…Be HaPpY!