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Sweet Soiree…

This Friday will be the first opportunity for SU! Demos to order the Occasions and Sale-A-Bration catalogs and I can’t wait.

The sooner I have them in my hot little hands, the sooner my “peeps” will have their copies too.

And you are going to just die when you see this great big, gorgeous ‘knock your socks off’ suite called Sweet Soiree.  It has everything you could possibly want to coordinate with the stamp set.

So at Salt Lake City we did have Make ‘N Takes…so much fun to stamp with a big room of stampers.  The sound effect was like a beehive buzzing.  And the chocolate…there’s always the smell of chocolate in the air.

I brought this one home and ‘gussied it up’ a bit when my first order arrived.  Did I say first order?  Guess there’s more than one…

This ribbon is dreamy…

A little fussy cutting on the tag.

These silver foil boxes and designer series paper are part of the suite.

There were options to buy products in this suite separately or just buy the whole suite.  You’ll guess which I did as work continues on samples from this suite in the days ahead…

Inside this gift package pictured there is shredded paper in colors to match the DSP (Berry Burst, White and Silver Foil)…they think of everything don’t they?

Making this sweet packaging was a snap with the Silver Mini Gable Boxes.

  • Just cut a piece of DSP 2″ x 12″ to add to the box sides, stuff the box with your gift and shreds, make a box with several loops with the Berry Burst Metallic-Edge Ribbon then tie in the center with the Silver Bakers Twine.
  • Tie the box closed with more ribbon.
  • The gift tag was made with Thick Whisper White Cardstock 2″ x 3-1/2″ and punched with Scallop Top Punch.
  • Stamp sentiment in Archival Basic Black.  The strip of Cardstock at the bottom was cut 2″ x 1/4″ and attached with SNAIL.
  • The flower was fussy cut from the Designer Series Paper called Sweet Soiree Specialty DSP and attached with multipurpose glue.
  • Tie the tag to the ribbon with the Silver Bakers Twine and add bow with glue dots.

There just can’t be anyone (female at least) who wouldn’t love to receive this gift packaging!  And wouldn’t they be perfect at a bridal shower or reception as thank you gifts?

Any there’s so much more to this suite.  I am so excited to share more projects with you so I hope you will stop by each day.

So if you are one of my “peeps” (meaning you have ordered from me in the last year) and you would like a copy of the two new catalogs which go ‘live’ on January 1st, let me know and I will get a copy to you.  Who doesn’t want FREE stamps?

It is 65 degrees here today!  I’m loving it…

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

listening…

Come get inky with me…Be HaPpY!

 

 

B

My Favorite Things…

Finally home from our baseball tournament adventures…those who participate will relate.

And waiting for me here at home was my first demo order from the annual catalog!  There are so many products I couldn’t wait to get my hands on…but a girl has to start somewhere…

Combining the stencil paste (awesome!) with water coloring and that gorgeous crinkled seam binding is the first project off my desk.

A glamour close up of the Micron Pen doodling…

A side view hoping to show dimension of paste…

and inside with more paste and one of my favorite sentiments.

Workspace in the studio is covered with so much new product.  It’s hard to organize when you want to use everything at once.

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for today’s post…

Stuff

Paper:  Berry Burst, Lemon Lime Twist, Thick Whisper White Cardstock, plus water color paper.

Ink:  Archival Basic Black, Powder Pink, Berry Burst, Lemon Lime Twist, Crumb Cake and Old Olive

Stamps:  Floral Phrases and Beautiful Bouquet (sentiments)

Tools ‘N Embellishments:  5/8″ Crinkled Seam Binding Berry Burst, Linen Thread, Embossing Paste, Pattern Party Decorative Masks, Palette Knives, Micron Pen, SU! Markers Powder Pink, Berry Burst, Old Olive and Lemon Lime Twist.

Digits

The Berry Burst 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 with SNAIL

The Thick Whisper White layer is 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Use a small amount of paste and a drop of Crumb Cake.  Work color in with palette knife.  Tape stencil over top of cardstock with Washi Tape.  Apply paste with knife and spread to cover the top half of paper.  Remove stencil and clean stencil and knife with water.  Let paper layer dry. It’s pretty fast. If you want to add some stenciling to the inside Thick Whisper White layer, now would be the best time.  Tip:  If you have paste left over, create a new layer to work on later. 

Cut a piece of water color paper 4″ x 2-1/4″.  Color rose stamp with marker starting with lightest color and adding darker shade last.  Spritz with water and stamp directly to water color paper.  Let dry.  Using a Micron Pen create details on stamped image and adding scribbles and dots.  Add this layer over the bottom of the stenciled layer.   Stamp sentiment in Archival Basic Black at bottom left corner of water color paper.

Add a piece of Berry Burst Crinkled Seam Binding around the place where the two layers meet using SNAIL.

Add combined layer to card front over Lemon Lime Twist.

Make a bow with several loops and tie center with Linen Thread.  Tie a piece of Linen Thread around seam binding on card and use this to tie bow to card front.  You can anchor the bow with glue dots.

Inside the Lemon Lime Twist layer is 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Attach with SNAIL.

The Thick Whisper White layer is 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″.  Stamp sentiment at top right with Archival Basic Black.  Add this layer over Lemon Lime Twist layer.

Honestly the Stencil Paste is much easier to use than I thought.  Just be sure to rinse clean as soon as you have used it.  This paste opens up our deminsional creative opportunities to a whole new level.  And the seam binding has always been a favorite for me so I’m thrilled to have these new colors to work with.

I am thrilled to tell you the my Jameson’s baseball team coached by my son, Jeff, qualified to attend the State Championship Tournament in West Palm Beach in three weeks!!!  We had a grand time this past week and I thought I’d share a couple of the pictures…

A poster made by the tournament photographer showing several shots of Jameson playing.

Quietly waiting to take the field.

Lyla is Jameson’s biggest cheerleader…

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

it happens…

Hope you are inky and HaPpY today!

 

B

Tone On Tone…

It’s beginning to look a lot like “wedding season” around here.  And even though it’s spring time with all those pastel colors that come to mind, today’s wedding (or anniversary) card is a tone-on-tone neutral color palette with a quilting effect…

The heart “quilting” shows up well…

Glamour close up…

opposite angle…

and a peek inside.

It’s always nice if you know the bride’s choice of color for the wedding to add the color to their card, but neutrals are always elegant and a good choice if you aren’t sure.

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…

Stuff

  • Paper:  Very Vanilla, Tip Top Taupe, Sahara Sand Cardstock
  • Ink:  Archival Basic Black and Craft White
  • Stamps:  First Sight and Timeless Love (sentiment)
  • Tools ‘n Embellishments:  Falling Petals Embossing Folder, White Embossing Powder, 1″ square punch or framelit

Digits

  • The Very Vanilla base card is 4-1/4″ x 11″, scored, folded and burnished at 5-1/2″
  • The Tip Top Taupe layer is 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″ attached with SNAIL
  • The next Very Vanilla layer is 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Stamp background with flourish stamp in Sahara Sand.  Attach with SNAIL.
  • To make the sentiment cut the Sahara Sand layer 1″ x 3″.  Cut the Tip Top Taupe layer 7/8″ x 2-7/8″.  Attach these two layers with SNAIL.  Cut the Very Vanilla layer 3/4″ x 2-3/4″.  Stamp sentiment in Archival Basic Black and attach to previous layers with SNAIL.  Add to bottom center of card front with dimensionals.
  • For the top art piece cut Sahara Sand CS 3-1/2″ square.  Cut the Tip Top Taupe layer 3-3/8″ square and attach together with SNAIL.  Cut the Very Vanilla layer 3-1/4″ square.  Using scraps of Tip Top Taupe and Sahara Sand CS stamp one with Archival Basic Black and the other with Craft White Ink.  Cover the piece with Craft White Ink with White Embossing Powder and heat.  Punch 1″ squares from each scrap.  You will need 4 of one color and 5 of the other to build your “quilt”.  Use Multipurpose Glue to place squares on top of Very Vanilla 3-3/8″ square.
  • Once you pieces are in place, embossed with Falling Petals EF just the top Very Vanilla piece with the squares.  After embossing attach to Sahara Sand and Tip Top Taupe square.  Add to top of card front with dimensionals.
  • Inside there is s Tip Top Taupe layer 3-3/4″ x 4-3/4″ attached with SNAIL.  A layer of Sahara Sand 3-5/8″ x 4-5/8″ attached with SNAIL.  And a Very Vanilla layer 3-1/2″ x 4-1/2″ with the bottom right corner stamped with the flourish stamp and Sahara Sand attached with SNAIL.
  • The Very Vanilla envelope was also stamped on the flap in Sahara Sand with the same flourish stamp.

How beautiful is our weather leading up to this Easter weekend.  Hope you are also enjoying some pretty spring weather.  Spent all my money at the nursery yesterday and all afternoon planting window boxes, hanging baskets and flower beds.  Perfect afternoon!

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

always…

Stay inky…be HaPpY!

B

Mr. & Mrs….

Wedding season will soon be in full swing …so today’s post will give you a head start…

and a close up…

 

featuring a hand drawn border that oh so easy…

add some depth with framelits and dimensionals…

and a pretty bow to dress it up…

and a peek inside.

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…

Stuff

  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White and Blushing Bride Cardstock
  • Ink:  Archival Basic Black, Blushing Bride and Pear Pizazz
  • Stamps:  That’s the Tag
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Timeless Tags Thinlets Dies, 1/4″ Very Vanilla Satin Ribbon, Linen Thread, journaling pen and Window Sheet

Digits

  • The Thick Whisper White card base is 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, scored, folded and burnished at 4-1/4″
  • The Blushing Bride layer is 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″ attached to card front with SNAIL
  • The top Whisper White layer is 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Cut a piece of Window Sheet 3-3/4″ x 5″.  Put a small amount of snail in the center of one side and take most of the sticky off with your finger.  Center window sheet on this layer and lightly draw around edges with pencil.  With journaling pen or a Micron Pen start at lower left corner and draw wavy line to next corner.  Draw to loops in a bow shape, then draw center loop slightly taller and continue around the entire border.  When dry, erase pencil lines.
  • Place glue dots cardboard center at the top center of this layer and light draw inside circle with pencil.  With Pear Pizazz and single flower stem stamp, create your wreath base.  Color leaves with Pear Pizazz marker and flowers with Blushing Bride marker. You can use a Blender Pen and stamp pad if you don’t have the markers.
  • Stamp small border with Pear Pizazz in center of wreath and color flowers at top and bottom.  Stamp “Mr. & Mrs.” inside border with Archival Basic Black.
  • Stamp single flower six times on scrap Whisper White.  Color with markers or Blender Pen then run through Big Shot with thinlet.  Add five flowers with dimensionals spaced around wreath leaving bottom open for ribbon.
  • Make bow with several loops in increasing sizes.  Tie center with Linen Thread and attach to bottom of wreath with glue dots.
  • Inside there is a layer of Blushing Bride 3-3/8″ x 4-3/8″ with a Whisper White layer on top that is 3-1/4″ x 4-1/4″.  Add inside sentiment in Archival Basic Black and the last of the single flowers with a dimensional in top left corner.
  • The envelope can be decorated in the lower left corner of the address side with the same basic wreath as the card front to coordinate.

Love this sweet wedding card…

Thanks so much for stopping by today and taking a peek.  I so hope you have seen or read something that will inspire your own creations.

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

yep.

Hope you are inky and HaPpY today!

B

Golden Anniversary…

Because several of my best friends we also my best friends in school, golden anniversaries are popping up this year.  How amazing is that…and wonderful?

In anticipation of those events and because Stampin’ Up! currently has the perfect Designer Series Paper, Thinlit Dies and stamp sets, making cards for these friends will be a snap.

Here’s today’s design…

and a close up…

and a peek inside…

And even though this card is for a golden anniversary it would also be perfect for an engagement or wedding card.

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…

Stuff

  • Paper:  Sahara Sand and Very Vanilla Cardstock
  • Ink:  Sahara Sand
  • Stamps:  So In Love
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  So Detailed Thinlits Dies, Basic Pearls, 5/8″ Gold Satin Ribbon, 1-1/4″ Circle Punch and 1/8″ Circle Punch

Digits

  • The Sahara Sand card cover is 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″.  Cut two of the flower dies from Sahara Sand.  Score 1/8″ on straight side of each die cut.  Add small amount of multipurpose glue and attach to back of card cover folding the die cut to the front.  Add Basic Pearls to some of the flower centers.
  • Cut the inside of the Very Vanilla card 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Stamp border at bottom with Sahara Sand using three different stamps from So In Love.  Stamp sentiment at top in Sahara Sand.

That has to be one of the most beautifully simple cards I’ve ever made.  Makes a statement in person!

Is everybody doing their “HaPpY” Friday dance?  Me too!  This is a great day as my son, Jeff (father of “the littles”) is in town for business and we are meeting for lunch.  I’ll try to get a pic of him for tomorrow’s post so you can meet him.

Hope you have fun plans for the weekend…we are having a spring weather weekend.

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

tap, tap, tap.

Be HaPpY…get inky!

B

Golden Anniversary…

It’s somewhat unusual these days…a couple staying together 50 years.  So when that happens in my life, it’s the perfect opportunity to make them a special card to celebrate the occasion.

This new stamp set (releasing in January 2017) called “So in Love” along with the coordinating So Detailed Thinlits Dies was my choice for today’s post…

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This whole suite of coordinating products on pages 50 – 52 is awesome.  (If you need a catalog, leave me a message)  I mean, SU! thought of everything!  Now I’m using this card for an anniversary, but it would so make the perfect wedding card or Valentine’s.

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…

Stuff

  • Paper:  Very Vanilla Cardstock, Gold Foil and Falling in Love Designer Series Paper
  • Ink;  VersaMark
  • Stamps:  So in Love
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Very Vanilla 1/4″ Satin Ribbon, Falling in Love Embellishments, Linen Thread, So Detailed Thinlits and Gold Embossing Powder

Digits

  • The Very Vanilla base card is 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, scored, folded and burnished at 4-1/4″
  • The DSP layer is 5-1/4″ x 4″ attached to card front with SNAIL
  • Cut two Gold Foil panels.  You can fold the solid side around the fold and one side of the card front or leave them showing and overlap the panels in the center.  Attach with small dots of multipurpose glue.
  • The “belly band” is 1-1/2″ x 11″.  Stamp sentiment and flower in VersaMark Ink, sprinkle with Gold Embossing Powder and heat.  Fold around card center and attach together at back with SNAIL.  Add Very Vanilla embellishments with multipurpose glue.
  • Make several loops with 1/4″ Very Vanilla Satin Ribbon and tie in center with Linen Thread.  Attach to lower center of “belly band” with glue dots.
  • Inside (I should have taken a pic) there is a Gold Foil layer 3-1/2″ x 4-1/2″ with a Very Vanilla layer over it 3-1/4″ x 4-1/4″.  There is one flower in the lower right corner created with VersaMark Ink and Gold Embossing Powder.

Very elegant card if you have a Golden Anniversary coming up or a wedding…

Thanks so much for stopping by and taking a peek today…

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

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definitely.

And keep those fingers inky…you’ll be HaPpY!

B

A Love Note…

Do you remember in elementary school making a Valentine mailbox?  All the kids in your class would drop a card inside and some of the messages ended with “check yes or no”?

Pretty soon Valentine love notes will be all digital…

But today we can enjoy making those love notes and sending them to all the special people in our lives.  Here’s one that will work for almost anyone on your list…

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Isn’t that heart border pretty? …and so easy to do.  Inside the small envelope is a small love note that says, “I love you”.  How sweet is that?  If you were making these with your kids or g’kids, you could just make the 3″ square with the envelope and love note inside.  Simple!

Either way, here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…

Stuff

  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White and Real Red Cardstock, plus Sending Love Designer Series Paper Stack
  • Ink:  Real Red, Blushing Bride and Archival Basic Black
  • Stamps:  Sealed with Love
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  1/2″ Seam Binding (retired), Linen Thread, Stitched Squares Framelits, Scalloped Square Framelits, Love Notes Framelits

Digits

  • The Thick Whisper White base card is 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, scored, folded and burnished at 4-1/4″
  • Cut front edge with hearts border framelit.  I trimmed away the edge on the right side of the hearts because they weren’t trimmed evenly.
  • Add a piece of DSP on the card front 3-3/4″ x 5-1/2″ with SNAIL.
  • Cut a Real Red Scalloped square and a Thick Whisper White stitched square to fit over the Real Red square.  Stamp sentiment in Archival Basic Black on Whisper White layer.  Attach squares together with SNAIL and to card front with SNAIL.
  • Cut envelope from scrap Whisper White attaching corners with glue dots.  Cut envelope flap liner from DSP and attach to envelope flap with SNAIL.  Add to card front squares bottom center with multipurpose glue.
  • Stamp small hearts in Blushing Bride and Real Red (use markers to color) on scrap Whisper White and cut with framelit.  Stamp “I Love You” sentiment on this small note and slide into envelope.
  • Inside there is a 4-1/4″ x 3-1/4″ Real Red layer with a 4-1/8″ x 3-1/8″ Whisper White layer.  Stamp some hearts in Real Red and Blushing Bride in lower right corner and on envelope to coordinate.

Valentine’s, weddings and anniversary celebrations will be a snap with this bundle in your inventory.  This set you will use over and over all year long.

My stamping “peeps” will be coming over Monday for our annual Christmas party.  We are doing a “shoebox swap”, swapping and taking gifts under $10 and oh yes! eating our favorite holiday snacks brought by all.  Hot apple cider and lots of good cheer.  It will be a fun day here at the studio!  Wish you all could be here…how much fun would that be?

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

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sounds reasonable.

Good time to stay inky and be HaPpPy!

B

So In Love (again)…

My Christmas cards are made and half the envelopes have been addressed…but no two are alike.  Nope, no mass producing here because I’ve been making Christmas cards since August!

So you will understand when I tell you the post today is not a Christmas card?

Today the stamp set “So In Love” was used for a Valentine, wedding or anniversary card.  Or a card for anytime you just want to let someone know you love them.

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and the inside looks like this…

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An “anytime” I love you card…right?

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…

Stuff

  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White Cardstock plus Sending Love Designer Series Paper Stack
  • Ink:  Real Red and Archival Basic Black
  • Stamps:  So In Love
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  1/2″ White Seam Binding, Circles and Squares Stitched Framelits, Linen Thread

Digits

  • The Thick Whisper White base card is 4-1/4″ x 11″, scored, folded and burnished at 5-1/2″
  • The first DSP layer is 4″ x 5-1/4″ .
  • Cut a piece of a different patterned DSP 1-3/4″ x 6″ and attach to first DSP diagonally with SNAIL.  Turn to back and trim corners.  Add this layer to card front with SNAIL.
  • Using Real Red Ink and stem with leaves stamp, create a wreath on a scrap of Thick Whisper White.  Add sentiment in center with Archival Basic Black Ink.  Cut out with Circles Stitched Framelit that fits your wreath best.  Add to card front with dimensionals.
  • Make a multi-looped bow with ribbon and tie center with Linen Thread.  Attach to card front under wreath with Glue Dots.
  • Using Real Red Cardstock and a  Scalloped Square Framelit and a Stitched Square Framelit from Whisper White that will fit just inside the Scalloped square attached with SNAIL.  Stamp sentiment in Archival Basic Black and attach to card inside with SNAIL.
  • The heart was cut from DSP and attached with SNAIL.

Real Red Ink and Whisper White Cardstock are a color combination that is always crisp, clean and pleasing to the eye.

Do you forgive me for not posting Christmas cards?  How many of you have already come up with the design, bought the supplies and at least have started producing your cards?  That’s what I thought.  If not, let me know.  I will send you ideas with your favorite current stamp set.

Today begins the Year End Sales at Stampin’ Up!  There are some REALLY good deals out there.  If you’d like to shop, click here.

Did you know Sale-A-Bration starts January 1st?  It is the best time of the year to become a SU! Demo with no obligations and all kinds of perks.  I’d be so happy to welcome you to our group, the Rambling Rose BUDS.  Have questions?  Leave me a message…

Here is your “B-ism” for today…

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Stay inky…be HaPpY!

B

So In Love…

It’s my guess most of you have either finished your own Christmas cards or at least have decided on the design and they are a work in progress.  So today I’d like to give you a peek at some more new products coming up January 1st…

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and inside…

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This just may be my anniversary card for Sweetums this February…I love everything about this card.  The watercoloring, stitched framelits and the sentiment.  This card combines two new sets and also new Designer Series Paper “Falling In Love”.

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…

Stuff

  • Paper:  Blushing Bride, Basic Grey, and Thick Whisper White Cardstock plus Water Color Paper and Falling In Love Designer Series Paper
  • Ink:  Archival Basic Black and Strawberry Slush
  • Stamps:  Mediterranean Moments and So In Love (sentiments)
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Oval Stitched Framelits, Silver Doily, 5/8″ Basic Grey Ribbon (retired), SU! Water Color Pencils and a small round water color brush

Digits

  • The Blushing Bride base card is 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, scored, folded and burnished at 4-1/4″
  • The Designer Series Paper layer is 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″ attached to card front with SNAIL
  • The Silver Doily was attached to card front at right middle with Multipurpose Glue
  • The Basic Grey layer is 3-1/8″ x 4-5/8″.
  • The Water Color Paper layer is 3″ x 4-1/2″.  Stamped with Archival Basic Black, colored with SU! Water Color Pencils and painted with a small round brush and water.  Add to Basic Grey layer with Multipurpose Glue.
  • Add ribbon to right side and tie in knot.  Add layers to card front with Multipurpose Glue.
  • Stamp sentiment in Basic Black and Strawberry Slush on Thick Whisper White CS.  Cut out with Stitched Oval Framelit and attach top left with dimensionals.
  • Inside the Basic Grey layer is 3-1/8″ x 4-5/8″ attached with SNAIL
  • The Whisper White layer is 3″ x 4-1/2″.  Stamp sentiment in Basic Black and Strawberry Slush at top center.  Run SNAIL across back of 4″ of ribbon then lay down with pleats at bottom right.  Attach to Basic Grey layer with SNAIL.

We were up half the night as our weather alert alarms were very active with severe thunderstorms and tornado alerts.  You’ve probably seen the fire devastation in Gatlinburg, Tennessee on the national news.  Those fires were fueled by strong wind sheers and of course the extreme drought suffered in this area since last spring…the perfect storm.  Gatlinburg is about a 90 minute drive from where we live and a popular tourist destination in the Great Smoky Mountains.

The first market experience is notched on my belt!  Two ten-hour days of “first” experiences.  I came home with very little product, which is good!  I met lots of new people including several who asked me to email my class schedule and gave away some catalogs.  My respect for festival and market vendors is at a new high…it is so much work before the event, during and after.  Would I do it again?  Ask me in a week or so…

Hope you liked this card today.  It would make a valentine, anniversary or even a wedding card I think.

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

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Be sure to come back tomorrow and in the meantime….

Stay inky…Be HaPpY!

 

B

Yellow Roses for 50 Years…

Today’s card is for a really special couple celebrating 50 years of marriage.  I so enjoyed making this card for them…

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and here’s the inside…

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I love making cards for any occasion, but something magical happens when I make a card with someone special in mind.  All the memories and experiences we’ve shared over the years are built into the card using paper, ink, bling (of course!) and sticking it all together with Glue Dots!

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you just in case you need an anniversary or wedding card…

Stuff

  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White (I love this paper!)
  • Ink:  Daffodil Delight, Crushed Curry and Smoky Slate
  • Stamps:  En Francias (retired, background), Gorgeous Grunge (background), Birthday Blooms and Timeless Love (sentiment and small flowers)
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Daffodil Delight 5/8″ Seam Binding, Distressing Tool for paper edges, Linen Thread, Gold Wind of Stella

Digits

  • The Thick Whisper White base card is 5-1/8″ x 8-1/2″, scored, folded and burnished at 4-1/4″
  • The first Thick Whisper White layer is 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Stamp background in Smoky Slate and over stamps with Daffodil Delight and Gorgeous Grunge splat stamp.  Distress edges and attach to card front with SNAIL.
  • The second smaller Thick Whisper White layer is 2-3/4″ x 4″.  Stamp sentiment in Smoky Slate.  The border was hand drawn with Smoky Slate marker small end.  Add to card front with Adhesive Strips or double dimensionals.  Both large and small flowers were stamped on scrap Thick Whisper White and colored with Daffodil Delight Reinker dropped in stamp pad lid.  Use Aqua Painter and water to apply ink to flowers.  Add Crushed Curry to centers.  Maybe leave the flipped edges in a lighter shade.  Add Crushed Curry at petal bases.  Fussy cut large and small flowers.  Use the large end of your stylus or anything with a round smooth surface and work the back of these flowers lying on your sponge mat to break down fibers and give a rounded effect from the front.  Add double dimensionals to the back.  Gold Wink of Stella was added to flower centers.  Stamp the entire large flower on scrap Thick Whisper White in Smoky Slate and fussy cut.  Add painted flower on top with double dimensionals the add both layers to card front.
  • Make triple loops with ribbon and tie off in center with Linen Thread.  Add at base of larger flower with Glue Dots.  There are glue dots at the ribbon ends too to hold them in place.  The edges were frayed to repeat paper distressing.
  • Inside the Thick Whisper White layer is 2-3/4″ x 4″ with distressed edges.  Add sentiment in Smoky Slate.  The small flowers were stamped on scrap, colored with Aqua Painter leaving leaves unpainted like the card front.  Fibers were also broken down from back to give rounded effect.  Add to card with double dimensionals.

I really love this card, but I’ll be honest with you…it’s the second one I made.  The first got chopped up and some of the pieces were used on this one.  I just thought the first one looked too plain.  If I were to make this one again, I might place a layer of Daffodil Delight behind the first layer to just peek out a smidge…what do you think?

Yesterday I had one of my biggest classes ever and did we ever have fun!  There were three “newbies” in the group, but they weren’t “newbies” for long.  My seasoned stampers drew them under their angel wings and guided them through their first class.  They did amazing because I can tell you we didn’t do “beginner” projects.  So fun watching someone stamp for the first time…never gets old to me!

Hope you are having the best day and something you’ve seen here today inspires you in your own creative journey…

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

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Let’s be HaPpY with inky fingers!

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