Sweet Stuff for my birthday!

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

Ray of Sunshine Mojo!

Inspiration came slowly for this week’s Mojo Monday. Several backgrounds were created until I settled on a DSP from the All Abloom DSP Stack and voila. This is my interpretation of this week’s sketch.

Mojo355 - All Abloom Sunshine - JIF

And here is the Mojo Monday’s Sketch 355.

mojo355It’s incredible how much the background “creates” the card as such. In this background there are so many colors to work with and then some. Island Indigo ended up being my “anchoring” color, using it on my right-hand strip and for the banner which I’ve inked in with a Gorgeous Grunge stamp. I’ve also used some of those stamps on the right-hand strip and over the sun also.

Mojo355 - All Abloom Sunshine - Banners and Leaves - JIFThe leaves were from the wonderful new Flower Frenzy Bigz L Die-Cut with Crumb Cake Cardstock. The sun was created with a Circle Framelit, the Triangle Punch in Hello Honey Cardstock and the circle template from the Essentials Paper Piercing Mat. The beautiful sentiment is from the Ray of Sunshine Stamp Set.

Mojo355 - All Abloom Sunshine - Triangle Sun - JIFCARD RECIPE
Cardstock: Whisper White, Island Indigo, Hello Honey, Crumb Cake
Stamp Sets: Gorgeous Grunge, Ray of Sunshine
Classic Ink: Island Indigo, Hello Honey, Crumb Cake, Early Espresso
DSP: All Abloom Stack
Punch: Triangle, Scallop Edge
Framelits: Circles Collection
Die-Cut: Flower Frenzy Bigz L
Paper Piercing: Essentials Mat
Essentials: Paper Trimmer, Paper Snips, Big Shot, Sticky Strip,
2-Way Glue, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Paper Piercing Tool and Mat,
Sponges, Stampin’ Mist and Scrub

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

Joanne x

Giggle Greetings!

There was no one sighing a greater sigh of relief than myself when I saw the Giggle Greetings Stamp Set had been carried over to the new Annual Catalog. It’s another fun set that I really hadn’t played with much… until now.

It would appear these new Blendabilities have opened a whole new world to me. Oh and that Moonlight DSP Stack has helped a bit also, tee hee! ๐Ÿ™‚

This pussy-cat stamp would HAVE to be my favorite stamp of the set.

Giggle Greetings - Fur Ball - JIFThen again, this crazy dog is pretty cool also. It’s not apparent from this picture but the Decorative Dots Embossing was actually reversed so instead of the dots standing tall, I had them facing down to create indentations of sorts. Then in Early Espresso Classic Ink a stamp from the Gorgeous Grunge Stamp Set was stamped.

Giggle Greetings - Chasing your Tail - JIFCheck out this next fun birthday stamp from the set. The DSP naturally is from the Moonlight DSP Stack and under that there is the smallest layer of yellow swirls. This was a card from the Project Life Everyday Cards Collection which I have used as a layer to give the white on the DSP a definitive edge.

Giggle Greetings - Piece of Cheese - JIF

And last but by no means least, life’s bowl of cherries finished off nicely with a Cherry Cobbler Seam Ribbon bow!

Giggle Greetings - Bowl of Cherries Red Bow - JIF

If you don’t yet own this fun stamp set, please contact me soon to place your order – I’m just a phone call or email away, lol! ๐Ÿ™‚

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

Joanne x

Smoky Slate Stars Mojo!

Oh. My. Gosh. This week’s Mojo Monday Challenge came together so quickly that I had actually completed the card and its happy snaps before the tragically bad movie I was watching had finished. This is my card…

Mojo351Sketch - DSP Stars - JIFThis is the sketch by Mojo Monday for this week…

Mojo 351 Sketch

Once again the wonderful new DSP stacks, Moonlight and All Abloom made this card so darn easy as even though these two DSP’s were from different stacks, they worked together beautifully in the true style of Stampin’ Up!

The sentiment from the Perfect Pennants Stamp Set was stamped in Blackberry Classic Ink onto Whisper White Cardstock then die-cut with the Banners Framelits, then adhered with Stampin’ Dimensionals onto Daffodil Delight Cardstock which also die-cut with the Banners Framelits.

Of course it seems no card of mine would be completed without a little something from the Gorgeous Grunge Stamp Set. With my die-cut ofย Whisper White Cardstock from the Circles Collection Framelits, I then stamped it in Daffodil Delight, Smoky Slate and Blackberry Bliss Classic Ink.

Mojo351Sketch - DSP Stars - Gorgeous Grunge - JIFThe star from the Perfect Pennants Stamp Set was stamped in Smoky Slate Classic Ink onto Whisper White Cardstock, fussy cut, adhered with Stampin’ Dimensionals then finished off with Dazzling Diamonds.

Mojo351Sketch - DSP Stars - Smoky Slate Stars - JIF

CARD RECIPE
Cardstock: Whisper White, Blackberry Bliss, Daffodil Delight
Stamp Sets: Gorgeous Grunge, Perfect Pennants
Classic Inks: Blackberry Bliss, Daffodil Delight, Smoky Slate
DSPs: Moonlight, All Abloom
Ribbon: Blackberry Bliss Satin Stitched
Framelits: Circles Collection, Banners
Embellishments: Dazzling Diamonds
Essentials: Paper Trimmer, Paper Snips, Big Shot, Sticky Strip,
Anywhere Glue, Two-Way Glue, Stampin’ Dimensionals,
Stampin’ Scrub and Mist

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

Joanne x

Moonlight Lagoon Mojo Monday!

As the saying goes… better late than never!

Here it is Saturday and it is only now that I have been able to choose the “right” sentiment for my Mojo Monday card for this week. Or as a good friend has now rechristened it, Mojito Monday – no guessing why we’re friends huh? Lol!

Here is my card using one of the Moonlight DSP’s as my base and my feature. The base with a thin border of Smoky Slate Cardstock and the side pieces with a thin border of 2014-2016 In-Color Hello Honey Cardstock. The center circles and sentiment are all with the new 2014-2016 In-Color Lost Lagoon, noice!

Mojo Monday 350 - Moonlight Lost Lagoon - JIF

And this is this week’s Mojo Sketch 350.

Mojo350Sketch

The new 2014-2016 In-Color Lost Lagoon worked brilliantly with these colors but looked a little bland against the patterns of the base. With the help of a little bling in the form of the small Basic Rhinestone Jewels to create a border (oh how I love those borders), a stamp from the Gorgeous Grunge Stamp Set, and some Silver 1/8″ Ribbon, all that was changed!

Mojo350 - Moonlight Lost Lagoon - Bling Embellishments - JIF

Trying to come up with an embellishment other than a flower did have me thinking for more than a few moments but the Triangle Punch, a carry-over from the Everyday Occasions Catty, quickly solved THAT problem. Two triangles placed at right-angles on top of two others created a wonderful “space-like” embellishment.

Mojo350 - Moonlight Lost Lagoon - Triangle Embellishment - JIF

CARD RECIPE
Cardstock: Whisper White, Lost Lagoon, So Saffron
Stamp Sets: Gorgeous Grunge, Chalk Talk
Classic Inks: Lost Lagoon, Hello Honey
Punches: Triangle, X-Large Oval
Framelits: Circles Collection
Ribbon: Silver 1/8″
Embellishments: Basic Rhinestone Jewels, Large Rhinestone (retired)
Essentials: Paper Trimmer, Paper Snips, Big Shot, Sponges,
Stampin’ Scrub and Mist, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Sticky Strip

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

Joanne x

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