Happy Days in the Neighborhood!

I'm so glad to have finally inked up this stamp.  The whole idea of happy little birds flying all about, to & from their little birdhouse neighborhood just makes me smile!

To avoid turning your device all around, here's the sentiment in a straight line:   "Hope your days are happy & life is good & all is well in your neighborhood."


My so easy background was created with the 'Lots of Leaves' stencil from A Colorful Life Designs.  And, I used the new 'Cloud Edger' stencil to create the puffy clouds behind the birdhouses!

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Inky (((huggss))),

Products Used:

STAMPS:  Art Impressions UMM3312

INKS:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Distress Ink Peeled Paint & Speckled Eggs (sky)

PAPERS:  Neenah Solar Classic White, Gina K’s Green Apple & Sweet Corn

ACCESSORIES:  A Colorful Life Stencils ‘Lots of Leaves’ & ‘Cloud Edger’, Lifechanging Brushes (Picket Fence), MFT dies, Pixie Spray, Wendy Vecchi Make Art Stay-tion

Absolutely Positively Amazing!

I have really enjoyed playing with this new Leafy Wildflower stencil.  Trying various placements, allowing for sentiments of seemingly endless shapes & sizes, and of course choosing which to commit to further development!   Have you noticed that this quarantined life is starting to have a weird effect in your life?

I smeared a bit of Dusty Concord ink on my craft mat, the added a teeny bit of water for randomly dropping color from a watercolor brush.  Then I just had to give in to let myself use some little rhinestones on the bud areas of the stencil.  All done & super easy!

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Inky (((hugggsss))),

Products Used:
STAMPS:  "Seriously, Absolutely, Always" (Picket Fence Studios)

INKS:  Stephanie Barnard Artichoke, Distress Ink Dusty Concord, Memento Tuxedo Black, VersaFine Onyx

PAPERS:  Neenah Solar Classic, Olive, Grape

ACCESSORIES:  ‘Leafy Wildflower’ by A Colorful Life Designs, Misti stamp positioner, Life Changing Blender Brushes (Picket Fence), Pixie Spray, Corner rounder, watercolor brush, rhinestones, Gina K Connect glue

A Wildflower Wish!

Some of my favorite wildflowers here in Texas are the wild primroses along the roads, and even along my fave walking path.  That's what this card brings to mind for me.

Introducing the 'Three Bloom Wildflower' stencil from A Colorful Life Designs!  I used very simple post-it note masking to stencil it 3 times to create this card.  The summary sky features the new 'Cloud Edger' stencil, softly touched with Speckled Egg Distress Ink.  Lastly, my beloved Misti enabled perfect placement of the sentiment.

There are several choices in the new Wildflower collection, so you just might check them out.   Psssst!  You're welcome to use my discount code BevFan10 whenever shopping at A Colorful Life Designs.  

Inky (((huggss))),
Products used:
STAMPS:  'Morning Glory' (Technique Tuesday)
INKS:  Distress Inks Peeled Paint, Shabby Shutters, Victorian Velvet;  VersaFine Onyx Black
PAPERS:  Neenah Solar Classic, Old Olive, Blushing Bride
ACCESSORIES:  'Three Bloom Wildflower' and 'Cloud Edger' stencils (by A Colorful Life Designs), Misti stamp positioner, Pixie spray

In Shades of Gray

This week I was intrigued by the weekly CAS594 ('Cloudy Days') challenge at Splitcoaststampers.  Plus, I'm sharing one of the new July release stencils from A Colorful Life Designs.  Sounded like a different color mix to try!

Being a foliage & floral lover, I tend to use a lot of greens in my stamping, but I like this switch to shades of gray!  I traced & fussy cut a large mask so the central image would be set forward of the others.  The cool thing about this 'Ferns' stencil is that it includes 3 different fern images!  Here on my Texas turf I have only full, blazing sun, so live ferns are just beautiful memories of beautiful places.  

  My mini Misti allowed me to perfectly stamp the tiny sentiment in VersaMark on the very first try.  I so adore that awesome tool.  The words were heat embossed with Gina K's Detail White embossing powder .... another favorite product of mine.  

And finally, I used a Simon Says Wonky die to add just a bit of extra interest.  There it is!  Two shades of inks, two shades of card stock, and a wowsome one go at the embossed sentiment!

Psssst!  Use my discount code BevFan10 whenever shopping at A Colorful Life Designs.  

Thanks for checking in.  I'll be back again soon with a completely different stencil style.

Inky ((((huggss)))),

Up For Sale! - stamps + dies

Today I'm sharing some used Stampin' Up! stamps & matching dies for sale.  Typically all items will be cross-posted elsewhere.
  • Shipping within USA only.
  • Prices do not include shipping
  • PayPal only, please. 
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Matching DIES



Falling Flowers

May Flowers Framelits

St = $20  /  

Di = $31


Let the Good Times Roll   (NIP)

Thrill Ride Pop-up Thinlits

St = $16  /  

Di = $32


Lovely Inside & Out

Lovely Words Thinlits

St = $20  /

Di = $27


Pick a Pennant


St = $21   NIP


Playful Pals

Pyramid Pals thinlits

St = $35  /  

Di = $35


Sunshine Sayings

Sunshine Wishes

St = $23  /

Di = $27


Sweet Little Something

St = $21


Timeless Love

St = $17


Wood Words

Wood Crate Framelits

St = $22 /

Di = $30


Stamp titles link directly to their Splitcoaststampers gallery for your convenience.

Bev Gerard