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


The Week’s Deals!

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This week’s deals are absolutely BRILLIANT! There are two Core’dations packs available, and although they are both labeled as Brights, one is in fact Subtles but regardless, there are 40 sheets (4 each of the 10 colors) of 12″ x 12″ Cardstock in a pack. Great value at just $22.46.

Also on sale are both the Champagne and Silver Glimmer Papers along with two of my FAVORITE DSP’s – Soho Subway and This and That Epic Day. What great deals!!!

This Weeks Deals - ending Tuesday 1st AprilAnd don’t forget, these are the last few days of Sale-a-Bration so talk about a win-win situation – great deals and free product – oh yeah!

Call me on 250-632-7248 by Monday to place your order!

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

Joanne x


Sale-a-bration Scraps!

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It never ceases to amaze me what can be created from a pile of scraps. Even the scalloped edge on the card below was a scrap, a result of cutting out the pattern on the reverse side of this DSP!

Scrapy Sale-a-Bration - JIF

The right-hand side of the Summer Starfruit Die Cut was stamped-off with a stamp for the Petal Parade Stamp Set. The sentiment is from the Regarding Dahlias Stamp Set. The cork flowers from the Sweet Sorbet Accessory Pack finished off the card nicely!

10 days and counting left for these and any of the wonderful 2014 Sale-a-Bration treats – call me SOON with your order so you don’t miss out!

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

Joanne x


Rainbow Banners over Gray Skies!

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Perhaps its all the rain we’re having lately but whatever the reason, I have had a set of rainbow colored cardstock sitting on my desk for over a week now but do I use them? No, instead I reached for my Classic Inks to create this fun card with the Sale-a-Bration Banner Punch!

Rainbow Banners on Grey Skies

The cute stamp in the center is also from the Sale-a-Bration range – See Ya’ Later – exactly what we’ll be saying to all the fabulous Sale-a-Bration range in a little over TWO WEEKS. 🙁

Soooo… take a moment or two to have another look through the 2014 Sale-a-Bration folder to check if there’s any other items you require from the promotion and if so, please call at your earliest convenience. With Spring Break about to descend upon us, the next two weeks are going to go so VERY quickly so best not put off until tomorrow if you are really keen on something.

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

Joanne x


You Make Me Happy!

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It’s Mojo Monday time and here is this week’s sketch…

Mojo 335 SketchThis is my take on the sketch. As you can see, with the countdown on until the end of Sale-a-Bration this month, I’m making the most of all the wonderful selections there are this year!

Mojo 335 - You Make me Happy - JIFThe three stripes I had created for last weeks challenge and after spending an hour this afternoon looking for just the right color, decided this was what the card needed as I didn’t really want a girlie-girl card. And of course this all had to be run through the Sale-a-Bration’s Decorative Dots Embossing Folder!

Onto the Basic Gray Cardstock I stamped with Basic Gray Classic Ink the arrow from the Petals Parade Stamp Set. I also used the semi-circle “leaf-like” stamp from this set for the Summer Starfruit Cardstock background.

Mojo 335 - Petal Parade Background - JIFThe leaves I punched in Pistachio Pudding Core’dinations from the Bird Builder Punch then did some accordion folding with a strip of the Pistachio to create the Paper Ribbon. The finishing touch was a cork flower from the Sweet Sorbet Accessory Kit from which I also added a couple of the arrow pieces to the sentiment. This too is from Sale-a-Bration, the See Ya Later Stamp Set which I stamped and sponged in Summer Starfruit Classic Ink.

Mojo 335 - Pistashio Paper Ribbon - JIF

 CARD RECIPE
Cardstock: Basic Gray, Whisper White, Smoky Slate, Basic Black, Summer Starfruit,
Pistachio Pudding Core-dinations
Stamp Sets: Petal Parade, See Ya Later (both Sale-a-Bration)
Classic Inks: Basic Gray, Summer Starfruit
DSP: Sweet Sorbet (Sale-a-Bration)
Punches: 3/16″ Corner, Bird Builder
Big Shot: Decorative Dots Embossing Folder (Sale-a-Bration)
Embellishments: Sweet Sorbet Accessory Kit, Hung Up Cute Clips
Essentials: Paper Trimmer, Paper Snips, Stick Strip, Two-Way Glue Pen
Stampin’ Dimensionals, Sponges

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

Joanne x


This week’s specials!

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Here are this weeks specials – current until Monday 24th February!

A couple of items in particular I’d like to draw your attention too, the first being a great favorite of mine, the In-Color Dahlias. Remember, these are 2012-2014 In-Color’s hence will no longer be available after May 31 so NOW could definitely be the time to ensure they are in your stash. 🙂

Also on sale this week is the 3/16″ Corner Punch. If you are anything like me with a habit of “rounding” every right-angle corner in sight, now could be a good opportunity to get another that fresh and sharp!

Weekly Sale Items avaiilable until Monday 24 February 2014

And don’t even get me started on the DSP or the embossing folder for that matter which is a great go-to particularly at Christmas. Talk about being spoilt for choice, and don’t forget we are still celebrating Sale-a-Bration which has you earning a free something extra for every $60 you spend!

Call me soon to place your order or better yet, make the most of Sale-a-Bration and book a workshop where as a hostess you receive an additional $40 worth of product as soon as your TOTAL party sales reach $200. Translated it means your hostess reward is $70 of FREE PRODUCTS to choose from either catalog… WOO HOO!

And don’t think for one moment you couldn’t or wouldn’t have enough friends as all you really need is just a couple of friends needing to top-up their stash and you have yourself a party – too easy. It’s great fun – I’ll demonstrate a little something at your workshop then have kits for all your group so they have the opportunity to have an “inkee fiddling”, creating something for themselves!

To contact me either telephone me on – 250-632-7248 or email me at – inkeefiddlings@gmail.com – look forward to chatting soon! 🙂

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

Joanne x


Weekly Specials!

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Here are this week’s specials – available through until next Monday 17th February!

Weekly Specials - 11 to 17 February 2014And don’t forget, place a $60 order and you get to choose one of many Sale-a-Bration items so call today 250-632-7248!

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

Joanne x

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