Winter Adventure…

There are several January birthdays on my calendar to celebrate…

Today the stamp set Always an Adventure and coordinating framelits Outdoor Adventure were put to use to create a winter scene that will work perfectly for those winter birthdays…


and a peek inside…


This really could work as a non-gender card.  And this stamp set is in the Annual SU! catalog on page 64…did you miss it?

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…


  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White, Mint Macaron, Smoky Slate and Emerald Envy Cardstock, plus Carried Away Designer Series Paper
  • Ink:  Archival Basic Black
  • Stamps:  Always an Adventure and Beautiful You (sentiment) from Occasions Catalog
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Outdoor Adventures Framelits, Stitched Framelit Circles, Wink of Stella and Dazzling Diamonds


  • The Thick Whisper White card base is 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, scored, folded and burnished at 4-1/4″
  • The background DSP is 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″ attached to card front with SNAIL
  • The “sun” is the largest Stitched Circle Framelit attached to card front slightly left of center with SNAIL
  • Cut mountain range from Smoky Slate with framelit.  Trim at the bottom once you know where you want the peaks to be.  Add to card front with multipurpose glue.
  • Cut snow caps for mountains by placing just the tips of the mountain range framelit over a scrap of Whisper White.  Trim bottom edge of snow cap then attach to mountain with multipurpose glue.
  • Cut the  row of trees from Mint Macaron.  Trim the bottom once you know where you want the tree trops to be.  Add to card front with multipurpose glue.
  • Cut a piece of Thick Whisper White CS 5-3/8″ x 2-1/4″.  Hand cut the slope horizontally.  Use one piece in front of the other and add to card front with SNAIL.  Add Clear Wink of Stella to top edge and sprinkle with Dazzling Diamonds.
  • Stamp sentiment in Archival Basic Black.
  • Cut three Emerald Envy trees with individual framelits.  Add two with multipurpose glue and one with a dimensional.

Since this is my first post of 2017 (I don’t post on Sundays), I have to ask…Did you make any New Years Resolutions?  Seriously…I don’t.  What I do is adopt a word for the year.  And this year there are actually two words…”Be Brilliant!”

If you were going to adopt a word for 2017, what would it be?  Leave me a comment and share your “2017 Word”.  I will pick one person for a personal gift from me to be announced on Friday.  This will be an honest random pick…maybe I’ll let Sweetums pick!

Hope your day is marvelous.  Remember the new Occasions Catalog and Sale-A-Bration starts Wednesday!  If you need a catalog, let me know.  If you want to shop, you can click on the “shop now” star in the right column of this blog.

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…



Stay inky…be HaPpY!



  1. I am adopting a phrase: get after it. I have been following you for a couple of months and love everything you post. You have a very clean style which I admire.

    • Aren’t you just the sweetest? I like that phrase and I’m so glad you found my blog and spend some time with me each day!…B!

  2. I think I would choose the word “accomplish”. I didn’t make any real goals either, but I hope to accomplish something meaningful each day. Your B-isms are my favorite part of your posts, although I enjoy your projects too.

    • Hardly a day goes by that I don’t hear how much a reader enjoys the “B-isms”. I’m so glad you enjoy them and the projects too!…B!

  3. “Grateful” is my word. If I make a conscious effort to take note of the many big & small things I am grateful for, I think less about things that annoy or disappoint me. That makes me a happier individual.

  4. Challenges don’t always bring joy as the end result
    So my word is Persevere
    The joys often come in the journey

    Your blog is always so inspiring and creative!
    Thanks for the great ideas 🙂

    • Your word is poignant in that we all need to remember “never quit”. Thanks for sharing!…B!

  5. Your scene is very wintry and peaceful as in new fallen snow. I love the layers in your scene and the DSP circle adds just the right pop of color. I know the recipient will enjoy receiving this card. I like your word for 2017. My word for 2016 was “focus” and I tried to focus on doing things I really enjoy and remembering that “no” is a sentence when being asked to take on extra tasks for committees and volunteer activities that I really don’t have a passion for. I haven’t come up with my word for this year, but I’ll keep you posted. By the way, I think you are brilliant every day with the wonderful blogs of inspiration you give us. Just saying…

  6. First off, I love this card! I, too, am glad I found your blog.
    My word would have to be ‘finish’ as in ‘finish what you start’. This could apply to my craft table and to cleaning my basement, a task I started 20 years ago…..

    • I find organizing a small portion each day works for me even if it’s just a drawer. I feel accomplished! The trick is to do “something” every single day!…B!

  7. I think the card looks great. It reminds me of the darling Paper Pumpkin kit for Nov. Your card opens up new ideas for me. I dismissed that set until I saw how you used it! Your idea is “brilliant”, as you would say!
    I like the word grateful. Even though some things like craft projects, family and my home are a lot of work at times. I am grateful for them all.

    • It’s so interesting to hear each person’s thoughts at coming deciding on a “word” for the new year…B!

  8. My word for the year took me a while to come up with, or I should say decide which word to pick, there seemed so many reverent ones! The word is finish, finish all the projects I have! Our weather is so cold ( it is -25 and suppose to be below zero all day & tomorrow-35 & Thurs -30. I love your blog Billie!

    • Ah, yes Rosemary, finishing projects is an excellent goal. Sometimes is just gets out of hand doesn’t it? Your weather is much worse than my neighborhood…stay warm!…B!