Look Up to My Father!

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When the Crumb Cake Classic Ink was first introduced I couldn’t get enough of it, using it on what seemed like EVERYTHING but slowly this love waned. So when I reached for it the other day it brought a smile to my face.

Quite apt give the name of the stamp set I was planning to use, Look Up to My Father Stamp from the Celebrate the Everyday catalog. This comes as one stamp but I made the decision from the on-set to cut the sentiment off, thus creating two stamps and a much easier way to utilize the tree. It’s such a beautiful tree, my first in fact, lol! 🙂

My Father - Cajun Hardwood - JIF

What I hadn’t remembered however after creating this card was that I’d already used the Hardwood Stamp as a background for this very stamp whilst on the crop last month, oops. The card is the same… but different! Don’t you just love the combination of Marina Mist with Baked Brown Sugar?

My Father - Marina Mist - JIFAfter so much hardwood I was more than ready to change things up. A combination of the Banner Framelit Dies and Epic This and That DSP took care of this VERY quickly.

My Father - Epic Tangerine - JIFShould you want to add any of these to your stash whilst I’m away simply click on the SHOP NOW image below which will take you to my 24-hour shopping page – have fun!

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

Joanne x


Grunge AlphabetPress!

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You’re in shock aren’t you? Here it is lunch time and I’m already posting my version of this week’s Mojo Monday and what’s more, its tall and skinny. Yikes, never say never!Mojo 343 - Grunge Bermuda Bay - JIF

This is the sketch from Mojo Monday.

Mojo343SketchThe background was my inspiration for today’s card. This stamp from the Gorgeous Grunge Stamp Set is what I used on the cardstock of all my pages on my 2013 Scrapbook Albums. My scratch paper was awash with the most wonderful color burst where I’d stamped off the page.

Immediately I knew I wanted to recreate this and did so with Bermuda Bay, Baked Brown Sugar and Crisp Cantaloupe Classic Inks stamped here and there on my background piece. Another stamp from the Gorgeous Grunge Stamp Set was stamped off in Coastal Cabana Classic Ink onto Coastal Cabana Cardstock. The sentiment from the Perfect Pennants Stamp Set was also stamped in Coastal Cabana Classic Ink.

The Baked Brown Sugar Cardstock and Soft Suede Cardstock were both run through the Big Shot using the Alphabet Press Embossing Folder then both were sponged with Baked Brown Sugar Classic Ink.

Mojo 343 - Grunge Bermuda Bay - Gorgeous Grunge - JIFFinding something other than flowers as an embellishment is always a challenge for me but thanks to the Simply Stars Stamp Set, you may have noticed I reach for that instead now. Add a little Linen Thread and viola!

Mojo 343 - Grunge Bermuda Bay - Stars - JIF

CARD RECIPE
Cardstock: Whisper White, Bermuda Bay, Coastal Cabana, Soft Suede, Baked Brown Sugar
Stamp Sets: Simply Stars, Gorgeous Grunge, Perfect Pennants
Classic Inks: Crisp Cantaloupe, Bermuda Bay, Baked Brown Sugar, Coastal Cabana
Embossing Folder: Alphabet Press
Embellishments: Linen Thread
Essentials: Paper Trimmer, Big Shot, Paper Snips, Sponges,
Stampin’ Dimensionals, Stick Strip

Please call me to place your order for any of the products I used today, or any other products you require from Stampin’ Up! And remember, all order over $200 qualifies for free Stampin’ Up! product!

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

Joanne x


Friendship Preserves!

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There were such BIG plans for the Friendship Preserves Stamp Set that have yet to see the light of day in my Studio. I was going to do so much baking so these stamps could be highlighted but perhaps using Baked Brown Sugar Cardstock might count also, lol. I know, I know, VERY bad segue but it had to be done! Bit like how only in the English language could the letters “ue” create the sound “way” – what’s with that? 🙂

However, I digress. This card all but created itself as the Fresh Prints DSP Stack even suggests for you on the cover what colors could be used with the DSP. How cool is that? And with the Window Collection Framelits creating a focal point for the stamp, then with the word “bunch” comes flowers so, well, there really wasn’t much to think about after that!

Friendship Preserves - Fresh Prints - JIF

CARD RECIPE
Cardstock: Whisper White, Coastal Cabana, Pool Party, Baked Brown Sugar
Stamp Set: Friendship Preserves
Classic Ink: Baked Brown Sugar
DSP: Fresh Prints Stack
Big Shot: Window Frames Collection Framelit Dies
Punches: Petite Petals
Ribbon: Baked Brown Sugar 3/8″ Ruffle Stretch
Embellishments: Rhinestone Basic Jewels, Candy Dot Brad Bases
Essentials: Paper Trimmer, Paper Snips, Big Shot, Sponges,
Sticky Strip, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Stampin’ Scrub and Mist

Orders have been coming in to make the most of the Weekly Deals so if you were thinking about placing an order, just to let you know I’m placing an order tomorrow if you’d like yours included. Think about it.

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

Joanne x


The Open Sea on Sweet Sorbet!

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As I’ve mentioned MANY times before, having being born beautiful instead of rich (yes, I can laugh at myself – although these days it’s more jiggling than giggling) I tend to save EVERYTHING. Eventually it all becomes useful.

My size determiner is the usability of the products. Ribbon for example have to be long enough to either fit across a two-inch wide tag which thus in-turn makes it’s large enough to be used on the end of sentiment, tag or such.

Open Sea - Ribbon Scraps - JIF

For cardstock and DSP, my smallest punch is the determiner. Thus if I can put a scrap into a punch – I save it. Note the small punched circle on the tag above, seriously who wants to lose a sheet of fresh cardstock to that small-fry?!

As exemplified on the card below, the scrap doesn’t even have to fit the punch completely. Don’t you just love the Sahara Sand Cardstock which compliments this sheet of DSP from Sweet Sorbet perfectly?

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Contact me soon to book your workshop, which by the way, I’m happy to host here down in the Inkee Fiddling Studio. All you need do is bring your friends and the snacks. Too easy huh?!

TAG & CARD RECIPE
Cardstock: Whisper White, Sahara Sand, Early Espresso,
Baked Brown Sugar, Soft Suede
Stamp Sets: The Open Sea, Regarding Dahlias, Yippee Skippee!
Classic Ink: Early Espresso, Sahara Sand, Crumb Cake
DSP: Sweet Sorbet
Ribbon: 7/16″ Natural Trim, Crumb Cake 1/2″ Seam Binding
Punches: 1/2″, 1″ and 1-3/4 Circles, Curly Label, Angle Tag
Big Shot:  Little Leaves Sizzlet
Essentials: Paper Trimmer, Paper Snips, Big Shot, Sponges,
Stampin’ Dimensionals, Sticky Strip, Anywhere Glue Stick

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

Joanne x


It’s a Mojo Soho kind of Monday!

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Another Monday, another wonderful sketch from the very talented ladies over at the Mojo Monday Blog. This is this week’s sketch…

Mojo334Sketch

This is my take on the sketch and as you can see I have taken my masculine challenge very seriously this time, lol! 🙂 The card base is Very Vanilla Cardstock with Soho Subway DSP on the top section sponged in Crumb Cake Classic Ink. A strip of Crumb Cake Cardstock with the two cogs from the Clockworks Stamp Set stamped-off in Crumb Cake Classic Ink which was also sponged around the edges before being adhered to the card.

Mojo 334 -Soho Goose - JIFThe bottom section consists of the three colors of  Early Espresso, Baked Brown Sugar and Soft Suede Card Stock which I glued to a piece of scratch paper then ran through the Big Shot with the Stripes Embossing Folder. This was all then finished off with three Very Vanilla Candy Dots.

Mojo 334 - monochrome embossed stripsInstead of a scalloped circle I chose to use a die from the Window Frames Collection first in the Early Espresso Cardstock then the smaller one in Very Vanilla Cardstock. Onto both of these die-cuts I used stamps from the Hello, Lovely Stamp Set in Crumb Cake Classic Ink. “You make me happy” was stamped over the entirety of the Very Vanilla Cardstock with one additional one stamped on another piece of Very Vanilla Cardstock which with Stampin’ Dimensionals was then placed in the middle of the other Very Vanilla Cardstock.

Mojo334 - close up tage and sentimentThree of Hubby’s Stripped Goose Feathers from his fly fishing was added as the final touch!

CARD RECIPE
Cardstock: Very Vanilla, Early Espresso, Baked Brown Sugar,
Soft Suede, Crumb Cake
Stamp Sets: Clockworks, Hello, Lovely
Classic Ink: Crumb Cake
DSP: Soho Subway
Embossing Folder: Strips
Die Cuts: Window Frames Collection
Embellishments: Very Vanilla Candy Dots
Essentials: Paper Trimmer, Paper Snips, Big Shot,
Sponges, Sticky Strip, Multipurpose Liquid Glue,
Anywhere Glue Stick, Stampin’ Dimensionals
Other: Stripped Goose Feathers (thanks Hubby!)

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

Joanne x


Just another EPIC Monday!

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I have to say I’m getting better as even though it’s 9.30 at night, at least it’s MONDAY night when I’m posting this. It’s not the usual Thursday or Friday where I’m post-dating it so that is something!

Anyways, enough dribble, as I said, it’s Monday so that means a fresh MOJO Monday sketch. This is Mojo Monday’s Sketch 312…

Mojo312Sketch

And here’s my interpretation of it. Unintentionally I seemed to have used a little bit of everything today. My first choice was this beautiful DSP from the Epic Day This and That range. There were so many colors in this pattern one was spoilt for choice so I began with the Baked Brown Sugar Base with a layer of Gumball Green on that before adding the DSP.

Mojo Sketch 312 - Joanne's Inkee Fiddlings

For the center strip I went with Soft Suede cardstock for a hint of richness of color but not too much. Onto that I chose a stamp from the Clockworks set, stamping it in Soft Suede Classic Ink for visual texture. Then I added three Wild Wasabi Candy Dots!

Mojo 312 - Candy Dots

Then instead of ribbon I used strips of DSP from the Gingham Garden range. A sentiment was added from the Chalk Talk stamp set in Soft Suede Classic Ink onto Crumb Cake cardstock. This was then punched and sponged before being adhered with dimensionals onto another larger punched circle also sponged and adhered with dimensionals.

Mojo312 - JIF - Chalk Talk Gingham Garden

I’m more than happy with it and the best part, it’s still MONDAY, I didn’t ponder over it for days!

CARD RECIPE
Cardstock: Baked Brown Sugar, Gumball Green, Soft Suede, Crumb Cake
Stamp Sets: Clockworks, Chalk Talk
Classic Ink: Soft Suede
DSP’s: Epic Day This and That, Gingham Garden
Punches: 1-1/4″ Circle, 1-3/8″ Circle
Embellishments: Wild Wasabi Candy Dots
Essentials: Sponges, Paper Trimmer, Paper Snips,
Sticky Strip, Anywhere Glue Sticks, Stampin’ Dimensionals

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

Joanne x


And we’re back!!!

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With no more of those darn Epic This and That pages you’ll be more than pleased to know but hey, you have to agree that they are a great “quick and easy” gift for loved ones. These albums really do dress up well and judging by orders, I’m not the only one with that way of thinking!

But enough of that, it’s meant to be Monday (even if the calendar says Friday, lol) so let’s do a Mojo Monday sketch. This is this week’s sketch…

Mojo 310 Sketch

This is my interpretation and once again, have endeavored and think succeeded, in making a masculine card. Well, my version of a masculine card anyways!

Mojo Monday 310 - Happy Big Day

I really did try to keep the layering down but I couldn’t help myself. I began with a base card in Early Espresso. Then with a stamp from the Gorgeous Grunge Stamp Set I stamped with the Illuminate Glimmer Watermark Stampin’ Pad to give that splattered look.

Onto this I added a Baked Brown Sugar layer, stamped again from the Gorgeous Grunge Stamp Set, this time a smaller splotch, in Soft Suede Classic Ink, sponging the edges also in the Soft Suede Classic Ink. Then with Natural Ivory cardstock dry embossed it with the Honeycomb Folder, edging also with Soft Suede Classic Ink.

My Lovely Layering

Then onto these layers I wrapped some of the Cherry Cobbler Baker’s Twine horizontally then added an arrow vertically made from a striped sheet from the Season of Style DSP Stack. A smaller arrow lined with Cherry Cobbler cardstock was added to the center of the larger arrow.

Season of Style DSP Stack

From the Chalk Talk Stamp Set I stamped “happy BIG day” with Cherry Cobbler Classic Ink, die-cutting it with the corresponding die-cut from the set with the same name, Chalk Talk Framelits. The edges sponged with the Soft Suede Classic Ink and a small splash of color added with Daffodil Delight 1/2″ Seam Binding Ribbon.

Daffodil Delight Seam Binding Ribbon Finish

I’m really happy with the end result. Obviously I’m never going to be a plain, uncluttered card creator but there are worse things in life to be don’t you think!

CARD RECIPE
Cardstock: Early Espresso, Baked Brown Sugar, Natural Ivory, Cherry Cobbler
Classic Ink: Soft Suede, Cherry Cobbler
Watermark Ink: Illuminate Glimmer
Stamp Sets: Chalk Talk, Gorgeous Grunge
DSP: Season of Style Stack
Big Shot: Chalk Talk Framelits, Honeycomb Embossing Folder
Ribbons:  Daffodil Delight 1/2″ Seam Binding Ribbon, Cherry Cobbler Baker’s Twine
Essentials: Stampin’ Trimmer, Paper Snips, Sticky Strip, Anywhere Glue Sticks,
Stampin’ Dimensionals, Stampin’ Mist and Scrub

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

Joanne x

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