Migraine Monday, oops, MOJO MONDAY!

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Sorry. I woke Friday morning with a throbbing head which is still hurting today. So apart from a doctor’s appointment which was already scheduled for that day, then dropping off Boy Child at a party on Saturday, I’ve pretty much been both PJ and bed bound.

My head is still not 100% but I daresay that has something more to do today with the salmon smoking which took place in our kitchen last night. The salmon tastes divine but the smoke residue still lingering in the air is doing absolutely NOTHING for my head.

Anyways, enough of my pity-party. With Canadian Thanksgiving being celebrated next month this is my card for today’s Mojo Monday sketch.

Mojo361 - Mingle All The Way - JIF

There was just SO MUCH white space on this weeks sketch which didn’t help my head at all. This is the MOJO MONDAY sketch for today. As you can see, not much deviation from the original at ALL today on my part.

Mojo 361 Sketch!

Of late I’ve rediscovered Sahara Sand Cardstock so with this as base I added a pattern from the Trim the Tree DSP Stack in darker tones. Then added a much lighter pattern from the Moonlight DSP Stack. Some Pumpkin Pie Chevron Ribbon completing the base.

For my square on the right I went with a base of Early Espresso Cardstock with Tangelo Twist Cardstock on top of that. First I stamped, also in Tangelo Twist Classic Ink, two of the houses from the Holiday Home Stamp Set, then on top of that stamped in Early Espresso Classic Ink a stamp from the Mingle All the Way Stamp Set. Finishing off the square with stamped leaves also from the Holiday Home Stamp Set.

Mojo361 - Mingle All The Way - Thanksgiving Happiness - JIF

With Thanksgiving in mind, I chose to stamp two of the feathers from the Four Feathers Stamp Set. The larger in Early Espresso Classic Ink on Early Espresso Cardstock, the smaller feather in Soft Suede Classic Ink on Soft Suede Cardstock. I then used the co-ordinating Feathers Framelits Dies to cut them. Sponging both with Crumb Cake Classic Ink before adhering.

Mojo361 - Mingle All The Way - Four Feathers - JIF

CARD RECIPE
Cardstock: Sahara Sand, Early Espresso, Soft Suede, Tangelo Twist
Stamp Sets: Mingle All the Way, Four Feathers, Holiday Home
Classic Ink: Crumb Cake, Tangelo Twist, Early Espresso, Soft Suede
Framelits: Feathers
Ribbon: 3/4″ Pumpkin Pie Chevron
Essentials: Paper Trimmer, Paper Snips, Big Shot, Magnetic Board,
Sticky Strip, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Stampin’ Scrub & Mist, Sponges

Oh, and have yourself an... Inkee Fiddling Day!

Joanne x


Decorative Goodies Bundle

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Until the end of the month the Decorative Goodies Bundle, that is the Oh My Goodies Stamp Set PLUS the co-ordinating Deco labels Collections Framelits, is available for 15% OFF. The sale prices are Wood = $52.50 and the Clear = $44.75.

Both of these have proved themselves firm “go-to” favorites of mine. In fact here is a card I made this afternoon not even realizing what I had done until the cards completion!

Decorative Goodies Bundle

CARD RECIPE
Cardstock: Whisper White
Stamp Set: Oh My Goodies
Classic Ink: Tempting Turquoise
DSP: Sweet Taffy
Specialty Paper: Silver Foil
Ribbon: 1/8″ Silver
Framelits: Deco Labels Collection
Embellishments: Basic Rhinestones
Essentials: Paper Trimmer, Paper Snips, Sticky Strip,Big Shot, Magnetic Platform

Now is the perfect time to be stocking up on supplies for your Big Shot with the 15% off deal. Especially with the Bright & Beautiful Star Bundle as the Bright and Beautiful Star Stamp Set won’t be available on its own until next week so why not get a jump-start and get the matching framelits whilst you can!

Oh, and have yourself an... Inkee Fiddling Day!

Joanne x


Choose Happiness – why not?!

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This has to be one of the most beautiful stamp sets on offer from Stampin’ Up! in the new Annual Catalog, the Choose Happiness Stamp Set.

For this first card Island Indigo was my starting point. I stamped in Island Indigo Classic Ink onto the Island Indigo Cardstock BEFORE before dry embossing it with the Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder. Pink Pirouette 1/2″ Seam Binding Ribbon and Blushing Bride 3/4″ Chevron Ribbon added a delicate touch, along with a small strip from the Lullaby DSP Pack. The Tea Lace Doily was the finishing touch.

Choose Happiness - Island Indigo - JIF

The second card is much cleaner on a base of Crumb Cake Cardstock with hints of Blackberry Bliss Cardstock and Blackberry Classic Ink. There’s NO denying fussy-cutting the stems of leaves was a pain but worth the final effect!

Choose Happiness - Blackberry Bliss - JIF

CARD RECIPES
Cardstock: Whisper white, Island Indigo, Baked Brown Sugar, Crumb Cake,
Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake
Stamp Set: Choose Happiness
Classic Inks: Island Indigo, Baked Brown Sugar, Blackberry Bliss, Wild Wasabi
Framelits: Banners
Ribbons: 1/2″ Pink Pirouette Seam Binding, 3/4″ Blushing Bride Chevron,
1/8″ Smoky Slate Taffeta
DSP: Lullaby
Embellishments: Rhinestone Basic Jewels, Tea Lace Doily, Dazzling Details
Essentials: Paper Trimmer, Paper Snips, Big Shot, Magnetic Platform,
Sticky Strip, Multipurpose Glue, 2-Way Glue Pen,
Stampin’ Scrub and Mist

Gorgeous isn’t? Is it part of your stash yet as it’s simply glorious?!

Oh, and have yourself an... Inkee Fiddling Day!

Joanne x


Mirrored Love – Just Sayin’!

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Sometimes all we need is a nudge to get going and when it comes to card making what better place to get that nudge than the Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog!

That’s what I did for the Just Sayin’ Stamp Set. So often I look at this stamp set and all I see are word bubbles on cartoons so I turned to page 109 for inspiration and a little CASE’n.

My first card was a lot of fun to make as I used a LOT of different elements on it. From the Word Bubble Framelits, the Hearts Collection Framelits, and the Deco Labels Collection Framelits. Then there was the What’s Up Punch and the Heart Punch from the Itty Bitty Accents (IBA) Punch Pack.

As I used the Silver Foil Heart Vellum as the background, where in the catalog gold Washi Tape had been used, I used a stamp from the Tape It Stamp Set in Smoky Slate Classic Ink. A combination of Silver Foil Paper and Brushed Silver Cardstock created the “mirror”.

Just sayin - Mirrored Love - JIF

It was so much easier having a basis for the card I couldn’t help myself but CASE another card from that same page. I really like my interpretation of this card!

Just sayin - Word bubbles - JIF

CARD RECIPES
Cardstock: Whisper White, Melon Mambo, Basic Black, Hello Honey,
Pistachio Pudding, Mossy Meadow
Stamp Sets: Just Sayin’, Tape It
Classic Ink: Hello Honey, Smoky Slate
StazOn: Black
DSP: All Abloom
Ribbon: 1/8″ Silver Ribbon
Specialty Paper: Brushed Silver, Silver Foil Paper, Silver Glimmer
Silver Foil Vellum, White Vellum
Framelits: Hearts, Deco Labels, Word Bubbles
Punches: Project Life Corner, Itty Bitty Accents Pack, Whats Up
Embossing Folder: Decorative Dots, Argyle
Embellishments: Rhinestone Basic Jewels
Essentials: Paper Trimmer, Paper Snips, Big Shot, Magnetic Platform,
Sticky Strip, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Multipurpose Glue,
Stampin’ Scrub and Mist

As I say, all one needs is a starting point then the world’s your oyster. Sometimes its much easier to create something when you know what you DON’T want rather than knowing when you don’t know what to do at all!

If you would like any of the products used on today’s cards, please contact me and let’s get this party started!!!

Oh, and have yourself an... Inkee Fiddling Day!

Joanne x


Chalk Talk Abloom Mojo!

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This Summer Vacation has been one of our best but it’s playing havoc with my schedule. Seriously, I often don’t know what day of the week it, with one day slipping into another, oops! So finally, here is my card for this week’s Mojo Monday.

Mojo357 - Chalk Talk Abloom - JIF

Here is the sketch. This week’s sketch I thought was going to be SOOO easy but once I began assembling the card it proved much harder and took MUCH longer than I thought (and hoped)! DSP from the All Abloom DSP Stack was my spring-board.

Mojo 357 Sketch

I was determined to use the new Dotty Angles Photopolymer Stamp Set and for same strange, strange reason challenged myself to use the heat and stick powder with it for the background. It gives the right effect when combined with Dazzling Diamonds but I still need to practice with it… a LOT, lol!

Mojo357 - Chalk Talk Abloom - Dazzling Details - JIF

The leaves are from the new Flower Fair Framelit Set. In hindsight I wish I’d used the co-ordinating stamp from the Flower Shop Stamp Set to stamp over it – next time. The butterfly was made from two Butterfly Punches – the Elegant Butterfly in Silver Foil Paper, the Bitty Butterfly in Silver Glimmer Paper.

Mojo357 - Chalk Talk Abloom - Layered Butterfly - JIF

The sentiment is from the Chalk Talk Stamp Set and cut with the co-ordinating Chalk Talk Framelit. I stamped it with Melon Mambo Classic Ink ontoย  Shimmery White Cardstock which you can just see coming through the pink. Noice! The Silver 5/8″ Satin Ribbon was doubled over then adhered JUST under the cardstock, then tied off with some 1/8″ Silver Ribbon. All the ends of the ribbon have double-sided tape on it assuring they stay in place.

Mojo357 - Chalk Talk Abloom - Ribbons - JIF

CARD RECIPE
Cardstock:
Whisper White, Always Artichoke, Smoky Slate, Pink Pirouette
Stamp Sets: Dotty Angles, Chalk Talk
Classic Ink: Melon Mambo, Pink Pirouette
Specialty Paper: Silver Glimmer, Silver Foil, Shimmery White
Framelits: Chalk Talk, Flower Fair
Ribbons: Silver 5/8″ Satin Ribbon, 1/8″ Silver Ribbon,
1-1/4″ Blushing Bride Striped Grosgrain
DSP: All Abloom Stack
Punches: Elegant Butterfly, Bitty Butterfly
Embossing Folder: Decorative Dots
Heat Embossing: Versamark, Heat and Stick Power, Heat Gun
Embellishments: Dazzling Diamonds
Essentials: Paper Trimmer, Paper Snips,
Big Shot, Magnetic Platform,
Sticky Strip, Sponges

Hope you are having a wonderful summer, enjoying whatever you are doing and being with whoever you are with! ๐Ÿ™‚

Oh, and have yourself an... Inkee Fiddling Day!

Joanne x


Sweet Stuff for my birthday!

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How cute is the new Sweet Stuff Stamp Set (page 87)? and since I’m just “so sweet“, how appropriate to use this stamp set on my birthday, tee hee! ๐Ÿ™‚

Here is MY card to ME, remembering my glory days of a six-year-old ballerina. Ah yes, good times, good times!

Sweet Stuff - Happy Birthday Cutie - JIF

When I see “bee happy” sadly I HAVE to do the obvious…

Sweet Stuff - Bee Happy - JIF

This next card was one of those cards that kept on giving. Initially it was just the center piece. Well, that seemed awfully dull so out came some Lullaby DSP which naturally required a border. The sentiment seemed lifeless so the bird flew in. Both it and the ice-creams were colored using Blendabilities. I did attempt coloring the sentiment with them also but the Pistachio Pudding Marker was what was needed.

Sweet Stuff - Ice Cream Cones - JIF

After the ice-creams were adhered I decided to use some Dazzling Details on them. Then seeing that had a matte finish when dried rather than a gloss I added some Liquid Crystal. The Pistachio Pudding Cardstock then seemed lifeless so with the heart from the Project Life Point & Click Stamp Set, I randomly stamped in Pistachio Pudding over it.

Sweet Stuff - Dazzling Detailed Ice Creams - JIFCARD RECIPES
Cardstock: Whisper White, Pink Pirouette, Rose Red, Chocolate Chip, Hello Honey
So Saffron, Crisp Cantaloupe, Pistachio Pudding
Stamp Sets: Sweet Stuff, Gorgeous Grunge, Project Life Click & Point
Classic Inks: Rose Red, Hello Honey, Early Espresso
Blendabilities: Melon Mambo, Skin Tone Assortment, Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight,
Cherry Cobbler, Pumpkin Pie, Night of Navy + Memento Ink
DSP: All Abloom Stack, Lullaby
Specialty Paper: Silver Foil
Thinlits: Hexagon Hive
Punch: Project Life Corner
Stampin’ Marker: Pistachio Pudding
Embellishments: Pearl Basic Jewels, Dazzling Details, Liquid Crystal
Essentials: Paper Trimmer, Paper Snips, Big Shot, Magnetic Platform,
Sticky Strip, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Multipurpose Liquid Glue,
Stampin’ Scrub and Mist

Now, as the children would say – BRING ON THE PRESSIES – what’s that saying? We all get older, it’s the growing-up part which is optional, lol ๐Ÿ™‚

Oh, and have yourself an... Inkee Fiddling Day!

Joanne x


Elegant Eleanor!

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Needing to give myself some “structure” when it comes to creating cards, I’m thinking of “theoretically” making Tuesday – Framelits Tuesday. Particularly as there are so many FABULOUS dies in this year’s SU Annual Catalog. Ha ha, and now that I look at my first card I’d obviously forgotten my great idea hence the word “theoretically”!

Anyhoo, the Everything Eleanor Stamp Set is one I have been wanting to use for the longest time so this week I made it my mission to use it. The natural combination for this set was the new Big News Stamp Set, which by the way only comes in Photopolymer. Photopolymer gives you WAY more bang for your buck let me tell you!

I’m not sure if it was the stamp set or the mood I was in but I was creating much more in my old style. THIS I have to say was a nice feeling as sometimes I fear my cards can be a tad flat but NOT today. Here is my first card.

Everything Eleanor - Seam Binding Ribbon - JIF

This was a perfect opportunity to use the beautiful Gold Sequin Trim and new Venetian Crochet Trim – both equally delightful. As well as THREE of the beautiful 1/2″ Seam Binding Ribbons – Crumb Cake, Early Espresso and Wisteria Wonder. Oh so subtly, I’ve used a another stamp set, Summer Silhouettes to create the small flowers on the left-hand side.

Everything Eleanor - Seam Binding Ribbon - CLOSEUP - JIF

The next card I CASE’d from the Annual Catalog (p.69) as I loved the general composition of the card. Naturally I changed the colors, the type of doily, and the ribbon. Also using some Washi Tape on Whisper White Cardstock for stronger color and stamped on the doily, but apart from that it’s just the same, lol. ๐Ÿ™‚ Sometimes all that’s required is a starting point!

Everything Eleanor - Knew You Could - JIF

Fussy-cutting the flowers can be a tad tedious but is well worth the trouble. Plus this style of card was ideal for using the Basic Pearls.

Everything Eleanor - Knew You Could - CLOSEUP -JIFCARD RECIPES
Cardstock: Whisper White, Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake
Stamp Sets: Everything Eleanor, Big News, Summer Silhouettes
Classic Inks: Baked Brown Sugar, Cherry Cobbler, Wild Wasabi,
Wisteria Wonder, Coastal Cabana
Craft Stampin’ Ink: White
Framelits: Apothecary Accents
Ribbons: I/2″ Seam Binding – Crumb Cake, Wisteria Wonder, Early Espresso, Very Vanilla,
Gold Sequin Trim, Venetian Crochet Trim, 1/8″ Real Red Taffeta
Embellishments: Basic Pearls, Tea Lace Paper Doily, Watercolor Wonder Washi Tape
Essentials: Paper Trimmer, Paper Snips, Big Shot, Magnetic Platform,
Sticky Strip, Stampin’ Dimensionals, 2-Way Glue Pen,
Stampin’ Scrub & Mist

A quick reminder – only THREE more days left on the wonderful offer of buying three DSP packs and getting a FORTH FREE. Offer ends midnight Thursday so be sure to call me before then to place your order!

Oh, and have yourself an... Inkee Fiddling Day!

Joanne x

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