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Be HaPpY…

Everyday this mantra is sent to you along with the suggestion that inky fingers will make you HaPpY.  And it’s true!  Better than any antidepressant on the market I always say.

You can only imagine my delight when first seeing this new stamp set…

And that’s not all either.  This set comes in two boxes with all kinds of sentiments to go with “happy” and “best”…genius!

To introduce this set on my blog for the first time these two “happy” cards were made for you…

Showcasing the new self-adhesive sequins…

Both notecards are watercolored, but in different ways.  This is one of my “go to” doodled borders.

Watercolored “blooms” create interest in the background.

There are five other sentiments for use with the word “happy” plus the second set is “Best” and there are eight sentiments for that set.

Here are the Stuff ‘N Digits for these two HaPpY notecards…


  • Paper:  3-1/2″ x 5″ Whisper White Notecards and Basic Black Cardstock, plus water color paper
  • Ink:  Archival Basic Black, Daffodil Delight
  • Stamps:  Happy Wishes
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  .005 Black Micron Pen (doodled border), self-adhesive sequins, Blends Pens, Low Tack Artist Tape, Aqua Painter or Medium Round Brush, VersaMark, Black Embossing Powder


  • The Basic Black CS layer is 3-3/8″ x 4-7/8″ attached to Whisper White Notecard with SNAIL.
  • The water color paper is 3-1/4″ x 4-3/4″.  Make a 1/4″ border with low tack tape on one piece of water color paper.  Wet the exposed surface with spritzer or brush.  I used watercolor (Ultramarine Blue) and just touched the wet paper with a brush loaded with color and let it bloom.  Start light, you can always add more color.  To removed color use a scrunched up tissue and blot.  Let dry.
  • For the other card I use applied a light coat of Daffodil Delight reinker using the Aqua Painter and let it dry.
  • Remove the tape and stamp sentiment in VersaMark ink, sprinkle with black Embossing Powder and heat.  This was done on blue card only.  The flowers were colored with Blends Pens.
  • Attach to card front with multipurpose glue.
  • For the yellow background card once dry, lightly draw a line where you want your border.  Draw two squiggly black lines over the pencil.  Add three dots evenly spaced.  See?  I knew you could do it!  Use a soft eraser to eliminate pencil lines.
  • The sentiment on this card was stamped in Archival Basic Black and the flowers were colored with Blends Pens.
  • Add those self-adhesive sequins and you are done.

There is one sentiment in the “happy” set that reads “you make me so”.  These would make great thank you cards for use after the holidays.

Are you running here and there, cleaning house and cooking in preparation for Christmas?  Does you mind keep running in high gear when you lay your head down?  Problems we all share this time of year.  Wish I had a solution because I’m right there with you.

So my BIG announcement on Monday this week was well received and I’ve been working and planning for the coming months’ online classes.  Won’t it be fun?  We get to stamp together!  It will be just like you are here in the studio with me…Oh! what fun…

We have another day in the high 60s again.  I’m loving it!

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…


Come get inky with me…Be HaPpY!



Life With Friends…

Having friends is a life journey.  You celebrate with them during happy times and hold them up when life is difficult.  Today I’m holding up a friend who lost her dad over the weekend.

I’ve included a book marker inside a sympathy card to remind her that her friends are thinking of her …

and the book marker…

And a peek inside.

Sympathy cards are never easy to make…but you need them when you need them.  I never seem to have them on hand.

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


  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White, Flirty Flamingo Cardstock, plus water color paper
  • Ink:  Flirty Flamingo, Daffodil Delight and Pumpkin Pie
  • Stamps:  Count My Blessings
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Scallop Top Punch, Linen Thread, Ribbon, “H” Block, “I” Block


  • The Thick Whisper White base card is 4-1/4″ x 11″.  Score, fold and burnish at 5-1/2″.
  • The Flirty Flamingo 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″.  Using Daffodil Delight, Flirty Flamingo and Pumpkin Pie markers, color one side of the “I” Acrylic Block.  Spritz block and “stamp” in center of layer.  Hold for a few seconds to let ink absorb into cardstock.
  • Add sentiment and line art flower in Archival Basic Black.
  • Inside the Flirty Flamingo layer is 4-3/8″ x 3-3/8″ attached with SNAIL.
  • The Thick Whisper White layer is 4-1/4″ x 3-1/4″.  Using the “H” Acrylic Block color the same as before, spritz with water and stamp toward the bottom of layer.
  • Add flower stamp in Archival Basic Black.
  • I decided to use water color paper for the book mark.  Cut a piece 2″ x 4″.  Punch one end with Scallop Topped Punch.  Using “H” Block paint with markers and spritz with water before stamping on water color paper.  Hold for a few seconds to give the ink time to be absorbed by the water color paper.  Add sentiment and flower in Archival Basic Black.  I used seam binding ribbon in Daffodil Delight and Calypso Coral tied with Linen Thread.

We had Monday Morning Stamping Class here in the studio today and it was a doosie!  I think everyone was happy with their creations…

Thanks so much for stopping in today.

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

Change is always good…

Come get inky with me…be HaPpY!



Peace Wreath…

Today’s post uses a hand drawn border and another drippy water color…

There’s also some splattering, embossing and of course, that Linen Thread bow for good measure!

A glamour close up shows off the details…

The Linen Thread bow is the natural embellishment.

And inside…

Now I’m just gonna admit up front that the slight orange tinge you see on the card front was washed off the masking tape.  I was reusing the tape.  Not a bad look, but just keep that in mind if you are reusing your masking tape.

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…


  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White and Lemon Lime Twist Cardstock, plus water color paper
  • Ink:  Lemon Lime Twist, Emerald Envy, Old Olive and VersaMark
  • Stamps:  Painted Harvest
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Linen Thread, Silver Embossing Powder, .005 Black Micron Pen or Black Journal Pen, Small Brush


  • The Thick Whisper White base card is 4-1/4″ x 11″, scored, folded and burnished at 5-1/2″
  • The Lemon Lime Twist layer is 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″ attached to card front with SNAIL.
  • The water color paper is 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Tape a border on water color paper to a hard surface.  Wet the water color paper with a spritzer or brush.  Stamp base of wreath with Lemon Lime Twist and tilt the paper so the wreath runs down card front.  Let dry naturally.  Really…just go away and do something else for a bit.
  • Over stamp the wreath with the base stamp in Lemon Lime Twist.  Stamp detailed wreath in Emerald Envy once and again without lining up or reinking.  Add VersaMark dots around the wreath and sprinkle with Silver Embossing Powder and heat.
  • Stamp center of wreath in Old Olive or any of the green colors a couple of times…do not line up points.
  • Stamp sentiment in VersaMark and sprinkle with Silver Embossing Powder and heat.
  • Add splatters in color of your choice.
  • Remove masking and doodle a border with Micron Pen or Journaling Pen.
  • Make Linen Bow and add at top with glue dots.  For video on making the bow go here.
  • Inside the Lemon Lime Twist layer is 3-3/4″ x 4-3/4″ add with SNAIL.
  • The Thick Whisper White layer is 3-1/2″ x 4-1/2″.  Stamp wreath several times in different colors of green at lower left corner.  Add to card with SNAIL.
  • You could also add this wreath to your envelope front to coordinate with the card front.

This was so much fun to make and I can see myself mass producing this one.

Hope you and your family are enjoying a peaceful Labor Day.

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

and I’ll need it as we’re flying in today from California on a “red eye”!

Hope you are inky and HaPpY!


Merry Cheer…

So yesterday we talked about making a tree stamp from the Build A Border Thinlits Dies with fun foam.  If you didn’t see yesterday’s post, you can see it here.

Today I’ve created a forest of Christmas trees in the snow made from Embossing Paste mixed with Dazzling Diamonds…Oh boy is this ever pretty in person!

Here’s the fun foam stamp again on water color paper all moody and drippy.

In this close up you get an idea of the dimension of the snow with the Embossing Paste.  The “snow” was made with Craft White Ink and a stylus.

I love this card, but truthfully if I were to remake it, I’d leave off the suggestions of the sun.  If you make this card, see what you think before adding the sun.

Alright, let’s get to those Stuff ‘N Digits so you can get started…


  • Paper:  Lemon Lime Twist Cardstock plus water color paper
  • Ink:  Marina Mist, Lemon Lime Twist, Old Olive and Mossy Meadow (retired) you could substitute Always Artichoke
  • Stamps:  Lovely As A Tree, fun foam trees and Seasonal Lantern (sentiment)
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Craft White Ink, Round brush or Aqua Painter, masking or painter’s tape


  • The Lemon Lime Twist base card is 4-1/4″ x 11″, scored, folded and burnished at 5-1/2″
  • The water color paper is 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Tape water color paper border onto a flat surface.  Wet the surface of the water color paper with a spritzer or brush.  Stamp a set of trees across the paper in Lemon Lime Twist.  Tilt paper so that color can “bloom” toward the bottom.  Let dry naturally and completely.
  • Stamp over trees again in Lemon Lime Twist with evergreen tree from Lovely As A Tree.  Over stamp again in Old Olive and then Mossy Meadow or any darker green.
  • Using brush, wet water color paper between trees and all of sky area.  Drop Marina Mist reinker in space between trees and tilt paper to let the color run toward the sky area.  You can encourage movement with a wet brush and add more color if you need it.  You can also create clouds with a smooshed tissue absorbing color here and there.  Let dry completely and naturally.
  • Add sentiment in Archival Basic Black ink
  • Mix a small amount of Embossing Paste with a bit of Dazzling Diamonds.  Add to tree limbs with the Piercing Tool or anything you feel comfortable working with.  Let dry.
  • Add snow in the sky and on trees with White Craft Ink refill.  This does take overnight to dry at least!
  • Add water color art to card front with multipurpose glue.

These are so much fun to make…but I wouldn’t want to mass produce them…no way!

We are expecting rain from Texas and Louisana this afternoon and tomorrow.  Nothing like what the folks in those states have experienced though.  What a tragedy.

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…


Stay inky…Be HaPpY!


Nostalgic Christmas…

There was not going to be any resisting this nostalgic stamp set Wonderful Life…I mean it just spoke to me and how I feel about Christmas.

So I made this…

This is just so sweet!  And…if you happen to be planning a holiday wedding, this set is perfect.

Everything but the background was colored with an Aqua Pen and Reinker…

After taping a border with post it notes, the background was sponged with Soft Sky.  Once the background was done, the post it notes were removed and the border was hand drawn with a black Micron Pen (.005)

And inside the gifts were repeated to coordinate with the card front.  This is a flat card that would not require extra postage.

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…


  • Paper:  Thick Very Vanilla and Real Red Cardstock
  • Ink:  Soft Sky, Archival Basic Black, Real Red, Smoky Slate, Lemon Lime Twist, Old Olive, Peekaboo Peach, Flirty Flamingo, Daffodil Delight and Marina Mist
  • Stamps:  Wonderful Lif
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Aqua Painter or Blender Pen, Micron Black .005 Pen, Post It Notes or masking tape


  • The Thick Very Vanilla base card is 4-1/4″ x 11″, scored, folded and burnished at 5-1/2″
  • The Real Red layer is 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″ attached to card front with SNAIL
  • The top Thick Very Vanilla layer is 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Stamp  all images in Archival Basic Black including the sentiment.  Add Post It notes or masking tape around all edges to create a 1/2″ border on all sides.
  • Color all images with an Aqua Painter or a Blender Pen if you are more comfortable with it.
  • After all images are colored, sponge Soft Sky in the background keeping it from going over the colored images as much as possible.
  • Remove mask and hand draw border following masking line with black Micron Pen.
  • Don’t forget to sign your artwork!
  • Inside the Real Red layer is 3-3/8″ x 4-3/8″ attached with SNAIL.
  • The Thick Very Vanilla layer is 3-1/4″ x 4-1/4″ attached with SNAIL.  Stamp gift image and sentiment in Archival Basic Black, then color to coordinate with card front.

If this set appeals to you and you are still looking for that card design for this year, this just might be it!  The coloring goes quickly and these could be mass produced quite easily.  And, this card will mail flat without extra postage…bonus!!!

We are experiencing a gorgeous fall day…in August!  Now if Starbucks would only start serving that Pumpkin Spice Latte!

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

Keep inky…be HaPpY!



Fall Lantern…

Today’s post is another fall card perfect for the season or for someone having a birthday during the fall months.  I’ve always been in love with all kinds of lanterns and actually have one almost like this one hanging on my front porch…

I see this pop up and it just makes me smile…

You can see some of the layers in the close up shot…


Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you just in case you are into the fall season like me…


  • Paper:  Thick Very Vanilla, Thick Whisper White and Basic Black Cardstock and Water color paper
  • Ink:  Archival Basic Black, Pool Party, Tempting Turquoise, Lemon Lime Twist, Old Olive, Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie
  • Stamps:  Seasonal Lantern
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Large round water color brush, Early Espresso marker for splats, yellow and orange watercolors, Lantern Builder Framelits,  Strip Adhesive and Blender Pen


  • The Thick Very Vanilla base card is 4-1/4″ x 11″, scored, folded and burnished at 5-1/2″
  • The water color layer is 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Wet your watercolor paper leaving a white edge with no water.  Drop the orange color at the bottom and the yellow at the top and encourage them to meet in the middle.  Let dry then splatter with Early Espresso marker and add sentiment (I cut my stamp in two pieces) at top left corner in Archival Basic Black.  Add this layer to card front with multipurpose glue.
  • Cut the largest lantern first from Thick Whisper White.  Stamp bow, berries/leaves, candle and gourds on scrap water color paper and paint with reinker in pad lid and a Blender Pen.  Cut out with coordinating framelits.
  • Add black pieces to solid white lantern.  Add a smudge of Daffodil Delight for candle “glow”.  Two of the gourds and the candle were added with multipurpose glue.  Everything else was added with dimensionals.
  • Add lantern to lower right corner of water colored piece with multipurpose glue and the whole layer to card front with Strip Adhesive.

There will be more cards made with this lantern for the holidays!

Hope your Wednesday is awesome.  You know mine will be as soon as I see my daughter walking toward me at the airport!

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

the best day ever!

Stay inky…be HaPpY!



Berry Burst Rose…

Today’s post is a project we will be making in class today.  The new color Berry Burst Reinker was used to water color the rose from Graceful Garden a couple of the new Embossing Folders for texture in the background.

I’m pretty stoked with the way it turned out and can’t wait to see how the class will respond to this card…

Isn’t that color delicious!

Reinker dropped on wet water color paper with White Embossing is so easy!

Did you notice the background texture?

This card went together in a snap.  The longest time was spent “fussy cutting” that rose and the embossing made that easy too.

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…


  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White, and Berry Burst Cardstock plus water color paper
  • Ink:  Archival Basic Black, Berry Burst, Old Olive plus White Craft Ink
  • Stamps:  Graceful Garden
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  1/2″ Finely Woven Ribbon Berry Burst, White Embossing Powder, Layered Leaves Embossing Folder, Ruffled 3D Dynamic Embossing Folder


  • The Thick Whisper White base card is 4-1/4″ x 11″, scored, folded and burnished at 5-1/2″
  • The Berry Burst layer is 4″ x 5-1/4″ embossed with the Layered Leaves Embossing Folder and attached to card front with SNAIL
  • The Thick Whisper White layer is 2-1/8″ x 5-1/4″ embossed with the Ruffled 3D Dynamic Embossing Folder.  Tie Berry Burst Ribbon around the bottom of this layer and attach layer to left side of card front with Dimensionals.
  • Stamp rose with White Craft Ink on water color paper, sprinkle with White Embossing Powder and heat.
  • Wet the entire rose flower and with a wet small round brush, drop Berry Burst Reinker color in a few places.  Let the paper do its magic and add more color if needed.  Follow same instructions for coloring the stem and leaves with Old Olive Reinker.  Let dry.  Fussy Cut and add to Ruffled layer with multipurpose glue.  With Thin Tipped Glue add “dew drops” on the rose petals.  Be patient and let this dry!
  • Stamp sentiment in Archival Basic Black on scrap Thick Whisper White.  Add leaf stem in stamped off Old Olive.  Trim to 1/2″ x 1-1/2″.  Tag one end with snips.  Add to card front with glue dots.

I can’t wait to see what the girls will create tomorrow!

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

Stay inky…be HaPpY!


Summer Day…

They say you never forget how to ride a bike…which is good as I have one and love to ride it.  Willis, my Yorkie, loves to ride in the basket but won’t walk on a lead…

Is he cute or what?  But you put a lead on him and he’ll sit down and refuse to move!

Finally my framelits arrived to the Bike Ride Stamp Set (which I won at OnStage Savannah)!  Here’s my first card using the whole bundle…

I made this bike Peek A Boo Peach so I could use this gorgeous Seam Binding…

A glamour close up…

A side angle to show texture and dimension…

and a peek inside.

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…


  • Paper:  Peek A Boo Peach, and Thick Whisper White Cardstock, plus water color paper
  • Ink:  Peek A Boo Peach, Smoky Slate, Crumb Cake, Marina Mist, Lemon Lime Twist, Daffodil Delight, Old Olive and Early Espresso
  • Stamps:  Bike Ride and Fabulous Flamingo (grass)
  • Tools ‘N Embellishment:  Peek A Boo Peach 5/8″ Crinkled Seam Binding, Build A Bike Framelits, Embossing Paste, Pattern Party Decorative Masks and Palette Knife, 1/4″ Hole Punch and small round brush


  • The Thick Whisper White base card is 4-1/4″ x 11″, scored, folded and burnished at 5-1/2″
  • The Peek A Boo Peach layer is 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″ attach to card front with SNAIL.
  • The water color layer is 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″.  Mix a small amount of paste with a drop of Smoky Slate Reinker.  Place mask at bottom of water color paper and apply paste.  Let dry.  Add water to top half with round brush leaving some areas dry for clouds.  Drop Marina Mist Reinker with brush and let the water color paper do the work for you. Add more color if needed.  Let dry.  Add grass along “road” side in Lemon Lime Twist.  Add this layer to card front with Tear Tape.
  • Punch holes and add Crinkled Peek A Boo Seam Binding tying in a knot and trim.
  • On scrap Thick Whisper White stamp all bike pieces in Peek A Boo Peach and Smoky Slate, the dog in Crumb Cake, Early Espresso and Marina Mist, the basket in Crumb Cake and Early Espresso and the flowers in Old Olive, Daffodil Delight and Peek A Boo Peach.  Cut out all pieces with coordinating Framelits.  Add wheels directly to card front with multipurpose glue.  Add all other pieces with dimensionals.  How cute is that?
  • Inside the Peek A Boo Peach layer is 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″ attached with SNAIL.
  • The Thick Whisper White layer is 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″.  Add “road” at bottom of layer repeating directions for card front.  Add grass stamp a couple of times without reinking.

As you can see there is no sentiment on this card…yet!  Just thought I’d leave the option open until I was ready to use this card.  Do you ever do that?

Well it’s is Friday again.  I swear they come around faster and faster.  But even though I’m retired Fridays are still special at our house.

Hope your weekend is all you want it to be.

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

and feeling.

Stay inky…be HaPpY!


Cutie Surprise…

Can you stand one more post with this little “cutie pie”?  I hope so because I’ve been working/playing with his set so much and have so many samples to share, but really don’t want to keep showing them if you have had enough!

I love that we can use our water color pencils to color her any way we want…

you see her a lot in blues and pinks…but how about some Bermuda Bay?

her glamour close up…

From the side so that you can see dimension…

and that new Bermuda Bay ribbon…ties like a dream!

and a peek at the inside of the card…this would make a great card front too!

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…


  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White and Bermuda Bay Cardstock, plus water color paper (because I love the water color pencils!)
  • Ink:  Archival Basic Black (If you are stamping on cardstock marker colors would be Bermuda Bay, Daffodil Delight, Powder Pink, Soft Suede and Calypso Coral
  • Stamps:  Special Delivery
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  3/8″ Bermuda Bay Mini Chevron Ribbon, Linen Thread, Glimmer Enamel Dots, Scalloped Oval Framelits, Birthday Friends Framelits, Gently Falling Embossing Folder


  • The Bermuda Bay base card is 4-1/4″ x 11″, scored, folded and burnished at 5-1/2″
  • The Thick Whisper White layer is 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Lightly attach to card front with SNAIL removing some of the adhesive with your fingers.  Cut both pieces of cardstock with Oval Framelit.  Remove Whisper White layer and run through Big Shot in Gently Falling EF.  Attach this layer to card front with SNAIL
  • Make a frame for the oval opening by using the same oval framelit and the Scalloped Oval Framelit.  Attach frame to oval opening with multipurpose glue.
  • Tie ribbon around side of oval opening.  Make a bow with several loops tied in center with Linen Thread.  Attach to card with glue dots.
  • Stamp SURPRISE in Archival Basic Black on Thick Whisper White 1-7/8″ x 3-3/8″.  Tag end with scissors.  Cut a piece of Bermuda Bay 1-7/8″ x 4-1/4″.  Attach sentiment with SNAIL leaving the right side uncovered.  Using a bone folder, break down the fibers in the remain Bermuda Bay.  Split the layers and curl cardstock in both directions.  Attach to top of card front with dimensionals.  Attach Glimmer Dots.
  • Inside the card the Whisper White layer is 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Stamp sentiment at top with Archival Basic Black.  Stamp girl  and flower bouquet with Archival Basic Black on water color paper.  Let dry!  Color with water color pencils and smooth color with wet small round brush.  I used Calypso Coral lightly for skin tones, Early Espresso and Daffodil Delight for hair, Black for shoes, Bermuda Bay for dress and Daffodil Delight, Pacific Point and Melon Mambo for flowers.  The shadow at her feet was done with Smoky Slate.  Cute out with coordinating framelit (how cool is it that the framelit will cut her out backwards and the one on the DSP from the front!)   Cut out the flowers and a hat from DSP with framelits.  Add hat with multipurpose glue and flower bouquet with double dimensionals.

Tomorrow and Monday there are two more cards with this stamp set, but not with the cutie pie girl.

Saturday is my New Catalog Launch Open House…so excited to see everyone an show them all the samples that are ready for them.  Should be fun.  Wish you could all come by!

Here’s one new product I was REALLY excited about.  This may solve half of my Christmas shopping list!

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

Come get inky with me…be HaPpY!


Beautiful Life…

Has spring finally arrived in your part of the world?  There just are no adequate words to describe this season of the year.  Everything is so full of life…bursting with color.  And noisy, too!  Here the birds start singing(?) at 5 a.m.!

My card today is an attempt to show the vibrant colors and atmosphere of the season…

Using an Aqua Painter and Reinker to build a background…

Glamour close up…

Framelit cutouts set up on Adhesive Strips for texture and definition…

And a sweet inside to coordinate with the card front.

Some shade and flowers, sitting under a blooming tree with a glass of pink lemonade…what could be better?

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…


  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White, Early Espresso and Powder Pink Cardstock, plus Water Color paper
  • Ink:  Lemon Lime Twist, Pink Powder, Soft Sky and Early Espresso
  • Stamps:  Colorful Seasons
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Low Tack Artist Tape, Season Layers Thinlet Dies, Aqua Painter, Reinker


  • The Thick Whisper White base cards is 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, scored, folded and burnished at 4-1/4″
  • The Powder Pink layer is 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″
  • The water color paper layer is 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Tape a 1/4″ margin around edges with Low Tack Artist Tape or Painter’s Tape.  Add water to the sky area with an Aqua Painter, leaving cloud shapes without water.  Drop in Soft Sky Reinker over the wet area using Aqua Painter..  Let the water color paper do its thing.  Let dry or heat to dry.  Wet a small center layer with water and drop in Powder Pink Reinker with the Aqua Painter.  Let dry or heat.  Wet the last layer with water and Lemon Lime Twist Reinker and let dry or heat.  Using the Powder Pink Marker add splats to card front.  Remove tape and attach to Powder Pink layer with multipurpose glue.  Lay a couple of Acrylic Blocks on top to weight down the water color paper.
  • Stamp five of the flowers in Powder Pink and add centers with Lemon Lime Twist.  Cut out with Thinlet Dies.  Cut tree branch with die and Early Espresso Cardstock.  Add tree limb from top left corner across front of card with multipurpose glue.  Add flowers with dimensonals and Adhesive Strips and maybe one flat with multipurpose glue.
  • Stamp sentiment in Early Espresso in lower right corner.
  • Cut beach chair from Thick Whisper White and add with Adhesive Strips.
  • Stamp drink with Powder Pink and Lemon Lime Twist.  Cut with die and add to chair arm with Adhesive Strip.
  • Be sure and sign your art piece in the lower right corner!
  • Add these two layers to card front with Adhesive Strips to lift up your artwork.
  • Inside there is a Powder Pink layer 3-3/8″ x 4-3/8″ with a 3-1/4″ x 4-1/4″ Thick Whisper White layer on top.  Stamp three flowers in Powder Pink with Lemon Lime Twist centers in lower left corner to coordinate with card front.  You can also stamp something similar on the envelope.

This set was fun to play with and will work for all seasons…there are fall leaves and snow flakes in this set plus a beach chair!  And thinlet dies for everything!

So have you seen the retired stamp and product list?  Are you taking advantage of those awesome prices?  Remember…it’s while supplies last, so if you have had you eye or heart set on something, be sure to get your order in now.  You are more than welcome to order from me by using the “shop now” star in the right column here.  Orders are much appreciated!

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

how awesome is that?

So come get inky with me and be HaPpY!