Burlap Grunge Mojo

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Sadly I think it’s more than apparent that my Mojo has upped and left this week seeing as it’s now Wednesday and I’m only JUST getting to my Mojo Monday. 🙁

Here is my card – freakin’ Tall and Skinny this week – ugh!

Mojo 365 - Burlap Grunge - JIF

The background on the Whisper White Cardstock is made up of Soft Suede Classic Ink, Hello Honey Classic Ink and Blackberry Bliss Classic Ink that has been flicked from the end of an Aqua Painter. And being me, this has been bordered with Soft Suede Cardstock, Hello Honey Cardstock and Rich Razzleberry Cardstock.

Oh, and here is this week’s Mojo Monday challenge.

Mojo 365 Sketch

Across the top of the card is 1-1/4″ Burlap Ribbon from which the banners of Rich Razzleberry Cardstock, Soft Suede Cardstock and Hello Honey Cardstock that have been stamped with the Gorgeous Grunge Stamp Set sit.

 Mojo 365 - Burlap Grunge - Pennants - JIF

CARD RECIPE
Cardstock: Natural White, Whisper White, Rich Razzleberry, Hello Honey, Soft Suede
Classic Ink: Soft Suede, Hello Honey, Rich Razzleberry
Stamp Sets: Sassy Salutations, Gorgeous Grunge
Ribbon: 1-1/4″ Burlap
Essentials: Paper Trimmer, Paper Snips, Sticky Strip, Sponge,
Stampin’ Scrub and Mist, Aqua Painters

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

Joanne x


Typeset Mojo Monday!

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In my defense I would like to point out that my card WAS in fact completed last night for this week’s Mojo Monday challenge but I was too exhausted to post anything last night. I’m awake now though and here is my card…

Mojo356 - Typeset Black and Vanilla - JIF

This is this week’s sketch from Mojo Monday.

Mojo356

Although the actual card base was Whisper White Cardstock, after I chose the DSP from the Typeset Pack, I bordered it with Very Vanilla Cardstock. Both the DSP and cardstock were sponged with Crumb Cake Classic Ink.

Using the Very Vanilla 1/2″ Seam Binding Ribbon to create a ribbon rosette finished off with a Pearl Basic Jewel in the center. And yes, I am working on the Ribbon Bundles, soon I promise, if only there was more hours in the day. 🙁

Mojo356 - Typeset Black and Vanilla - Pearl Flower - JIF

For the ruching across the card I used some of the beautiful new Very Vanilla 5/8″ Satin Ribbon – I am SO glad this is part of Stampin’ Up’s! ribbon selection now as it’s so wonderful to work with.

Mojo356 - Typeset Black and White - Scrunched Ribbon - JIFCARD RECIPE
Cardstock: Whisper White, Very Vanilla, Cherry Cobbler
Stamp Set: Sassy Salutations
Classic Ink: Crumb Cake, Cherry Cobbler
DSP: Typeset, Maritime
Ribbon: 1/2″ Very Vanilla Seam Binding, Very Vanilla 5/8″ Satin Ribbon
Framelits: Circles Collection
Embossing Folder: Beautifully Baroque
Punch: Project Life Corner
Embellishments: Pearl Basic Jewels, Goose Feathers (courtesy of Hubby)
Essentials: Paper Trimmer, Paper Snips, Big Shot, Magnetic Platform,
Sticky Strip, Snail Adhesive, Sponges, Multipurpose Liquid Glue

In regards to the Ribbon Bundles, I promise I’ll get to it by week’s end and have prices posted for you – many thanks for your patience – it’s much appreciated.

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

Joanne x


Blended Bloom Background

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When looking for some direction last week on the internet for Stampin’ Up’s new Blendabilities, one design by Jan Tink (one SUPER talented demonstrator) kept catching my eye so many times that I knew without doubt that I had to attempt it myself.

It was using the new Blended Bloom Stamp not only for the coloring, but also for the background. Now THIS idea I particularly like and shall be using it again in future. Here’s my card.

Blended Bloom - Coastal Cabana - JIF

It’s not evident from this photograph but the flower I colored with Coastal Cabana Blendabilities was actually cut and adhered with Stampin’ Dimensionals. A little of the Thick Baker’s Twine, like that from the Sweet Sorbet Accessory Kit from the 2014 Sale-a-Bration but which is now available in the new Annual Catalog, a stamped banner and voila!

Oh, and the sheen you can see from my camera’s flash, is Crystal Effects (p.204). This product, although taking awhile to dry, does create this wonderful epoxy effect on your work.

If you don’t already have some in your stash, please call me so this omission can be immediately rectified. And if we are ordering the Crystal Effects for you we may as well take the opportunity to order some of the wonderful new products from the Annual Catalog. So please, let’s chat soon!

CARD RECIPE
Cardstock: Whisper White, Coastal Cabana, Early Espresso, Hello Honey
Stamp Sets: Blended Bloom, Sassy Salutations
Ink: Early Espresso Classic Ink, Memento Tuxedo Black
Blendabilities: Coast Cabana, Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie
Ribbon: Coastal Cabana Thick Baker’s Twine
Embellishments: Basic Pearl, Crystal Effects
Essentials: Paper Trimmer, Paper Snips, Sticky Strip,
Stampin’ Mist, Stampin’ Scrub, Black Stampin’ Marker,
Stampin’ Dimensionals, Color Lifter, Sponge

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

Joanne x


Moonlight Mojo!

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MOJO MONDAY time and here is my interpretation of this week’s sketch!

Moonlight Mojo349

And this is the sketch from Mojo Monday

Mojo349SketchFor today sketch the Moonlight DSP Stack was my inspiration as my background, bottom strip and even that side of arrows on the left! The Everything Eleanor Stamp Set was perfect for filling in the rest. The flowers I particularly like, especially when highlighted with a little color using an Aqua Painter and some Basic Pearl Jewels!

Everything Elenor - Pearl Flowers - Mojo349 - JIF

The cardstock used, Blueberry Bliss and Hello Honey, are both from the new 2014-2016 In-Color collection. For the ribbon, although knowing what it was I was hoping to achieve, I’d have to admit it wasn’t my finest work (nor is the photography for that matter, lol!) yet is still effective on this card. By the way, this is the new Hello Honey 3/8″ Stitched Satin Ribbon. Nice huh?

Moonlight Mojo - Ruffled Ribbons - JIF

CARD RECIPE
Cardstock: Whisper White, Blueberry Bliss, Hello Honey
Stamp Sets: Everything Eleanor, Sassy Salutations
DSP: Moonlight Stack
Punch: 2-1/2″ Circle
Framelits: Circles Collection
Embellishments: Basic Pearl Jewels
Essentials: Paper Snips, Paper Trimmer, Sponges,
Sticky Strip, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Big Shot, Magnetic Board

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

Joanne x


Flowering Flourishes in the Garden!

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You know it’s Monday when you see one of the wonderful sketches from Mojo Monday appearing in your in-box. This is today’s sketch..

Mojo 336 - what will YOUR card look like?

For something a little different this week I went with a square card – this is it.

Mojo 336 - Flowering Flourishes in the Garden - JIF

This piece of DSP had been sitting on my table all week so decided today would be the perfect opportunity to utilize it. My base card was Very Vanilla Cardstock, onto this went Early Espresso Cardstock which had been stamped with Flowering Flourishes in Versamark then sponged in Early Espresso Classic Ink.  The Soho Subway DSP edges were sponged in Soft Suede Classic Ink before lengths of Baked Brown Sugar 3/8″ Ruffle Stretch Trim was added then adhered to the Early Espresso Cardstock.

Mojo 336 - Flowering Flourishes - stamping

Instead of two circles I chose to do one of the Deco Labels Framelits in Baked Brown Sugar Cardstock which I sponged in Soft Suede Classic Ink. To this I added a 2-¾” Circle cut from the Circle Framelits in Very Vanilla Cardstock. Onto this I stamped-off one of the Flowering Flourishes stamps in Crumb Cake Classic Ink. The sentiment from Sassy Salutations was stamped in Early Espresso Classic Ink and in hindsight should have been placed more to the top instead of being centered. Oh well. At the time though I wasn’t going to add flowers!

From the Secret Garden Framelits in Pistachio Pudding Core’dinations four stems of leaves were cut and sponged VERY lightly with Crumb Cake Classic Ink. Onto this was added a single Flower Shop stamp in Crumb Cake Classic Ink onto Crumb Cake Cardstock then punched with the Pansy Punch. A Large Pearl Basic Jewel was added to the center of the flower.

Mojo 336 - Flowering Flourishes - Secret Garden

 Card Recipe
Cardstock: Very Vanilla, Early Espresso, Crumb Cake, Baked Brown Sugar,
Pistachio Pudding Core’dinations
Stamp Sets: Flowering Flourishes, Sassy Salutations, Flower Shop
Classic Ink: Early Espresso, Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, VERSAMARK
Framelits: Secret Garden, Circles Collection, Deco Labels Collection
Ribbon: Baked Brown Sugar 3/8″ Ruffle Stretch Trim
DSP: Soho Subway
Punch: Pansy
Embellishments: Large Pearl Basic Jewel, Pearl Basic Jewels
Essentials: Paper Trimmer, Paper Snips, Big Shot,
Sticky Strip, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Sponges

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

Joanne x


I was SOOOOO close!!!

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Wow, I was this close, this close to having this card completed and posted last night until I remembered why I didn’t use the glue I had used last night very much anymore, choosing instead to always use sticky strip. It was of course the drying time, ugh! It all came back to me like a charging bull. 🙁

Anyways, one thing has led to another and here it is, NOT even first thing this morning rather late at night but regardless, here I am finally posting it. The basis of my card is this week’s Mojo Monday Sketch 323.

Mojo 323 Sketch

This is my card but I should warn you first not EVERYTHING is Stampin’ Up! PLUS I’ve utilized a couple of retired DSPs. On this occasion I’ve gone with the “feel”, not the product so I hope you can forgive me. (And it’s for my mother’s birthday next month!)

Mojo323 - JIF - Happy Birthday Enjoy!

The striped paper I’ve used is from last year’s SU Regals Designer Series Paper Stack which I’ve stamped Flowering Flourishes in that wonderful Illuminate Ink, both from this year’s Annual Catalog. Then I’ve replaced the thread over the DSP shown on the Mojo Sketch with strings of pearls sprouting from either end of the labels which have had the edges sponged in Crumb Cake.

Both of these labels have been cut from the same sized frame-lit, the difference being the Pink Pirouette cardstock was then cut in half so there would be a little showing on either end with the pointed middles snipped off.

The flowers were bought months and months ago from the local Dollar Store, and the light-bulb, well… that was the result of some late night shopping following a scrapbooking crop… need I say more. 🙂Mojo323 - JIF - Enjoy

 Of course it’s only now as I look at the card I realize the weight I’ve put in it isn’t the best for posting, lol!

CARD RECIPE
Cardstock: Rose Red, Pink Pirouette, Whisper White
Ink: Illuminate, Crumb Cake, Versamark
Stamp Sets: Flowering Flourishes, Sassy Salutations
DSP: Retired Stock
Big Shot: Labels Collection
Embossing Powder: White
Embellishments: Pearl Basic Jewels
Essentials: Paper Cutter, Paper Snips, Sticky Strip, Heat Gun,
Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Sponges
Other Suppliers: Pearl Strings, Light Bulb

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

Joanne x


How color can change things…

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Preparing for a workshop last week which was focusing on heat embossing, I had the best time creating. I just couldn’t decide what design would be best so kept creating until it “felt” right.

This was one of my first creations. I just love how the silver embossing is so striking on the white vellum cardstock which I’ve then mounted on the silver glimmer paper. Of course, just a smidge of Cherry Cobbler always adds to the Christmas feel with the sentiment from Sassy Salutations finishing it off nicely!

Joyful Christmas - Silver - JIF

Having made the card in silver and white, I couldn’t resist trying it in a combination of Very Vanilla and Gold Embossing. The red this time was the red glimmer paper behind the flowers that had been fussy cut and mounted upon it. Aren’t my gold “balls” just the best, lol? I was determined to have gold balls in the center of my flower so I bunched up a mini glue-dot and doused it with gold glitter!

Joyful Christmas - Red - JIF

The final design used for the “Make & Take” was a combination of the two cards with Very Vanilla as the base but using Silver and Cherry Cobbler. The Frosted Finishes Embellishment completing the fussy-cut flowers perfectly.  At first I was concerned it may have been a tad plain but I’m relieved to say the ladies were MORE than happy with it, making me EXTREMELY happy! 😉

Joyful Christmas - Punched silver Foil - JIF

CARD RECIPE
Cardstock: Very Vanilla, Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler, White Vellum
Specialty Paper: Silver/Red Glimmer Paper, Silver/Gold Foil
Stamp Sets: Joyful Christmas, Sassy Salutations
Ink: Versamark
Embossing Powder: Gold, Silver
Punch: Scallop Trim Border
Embellishments: Frosted Finishes Embellishments, Rhinestone Basic Jewels
Essentials: Paper Trimmer, Paper Snips, Heat Gun,
Sticky Strip, Stampin Dimensionals

There’s only one date still available for a workshop in December but I am taking bookings for the new year. Keep in mind if you are thinking of having a workshop, Sale-a-bration begins 28 January. It remains the same as last year that with every $60 spent, you get a selected item FREE.

PLUS, when your workshop sales reach $200, you receive an additional $40 to the already $35 of any product you would like FREE. Have a think and let me know as dates ted to go quickly during this event!

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

Joanne x

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