Migraine Monday, oops, MOJO MONDAY!

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

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?!

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’!

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!

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 onto  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! 🙂

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

Joanne x

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