BIG NEWS is big news!

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This is another of the stamp sets I couldn’t wait to get hold of when the new Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog was released, the Big News Stamp Set!

Coming up with ideas for cards was NOT difficult at all and with this first card I finally had an opportunity to use the cute new 2013-2015 In-Color Sequin Assortment. The Coastal Cabana Cardstock and Coastal Cabana Classic Ink against the white is so fresh. The Washi Tape is from the Everyday Adventure project Life Accessory Pack – gosh that’s a mouthful isn’t it, lol?!

Big News - Awesomeness - JIF

The next card is another clean card with the Silver Foil Paper as the base for the card with Elegant Eggplant, Whisper White and a little more silver! The sentiment was heat embossed with Silver Embossing Powder. The Petite Petals Punch and Bitty Butterfly Punch adding the final touches when combined with Rhinestone Basic Jewels.

Big News - Silver Happily Ever After - JIF

This last card was a LOT of fun! With the words BIG NEWS in the sentiment I couldn’t resist using the Typeset DSP. This DSP isn’t as thick as the regular sheets but don’t be fooled by its appearance, it’s not tissue-paper either (as my mind keeps telling me…).

The Something for Baby Stamp Set with co-ordinating Baby’s First Framelits in Hello Honey Classic Ink gives the card just what it needs. The pram was stamped first in Hello Honey Classic Ink then heat embossed with Clear Embossing Power to give it some luster. The sentiment I also heat embossed but in Early Espresso Embossing Powder.

Big News - Little Baby - JIF

CARD RECIPE
Cardstock: Whisper White, Coastal Cabana, Elegant Eggplant,
Hello Honey, Early Espresso
Stamp Sets: Big News, Something for Baby
Classic Ink: Coastal Cabana, Elegant Eggplant, Hello Honey, Early Espresso
DSP: Typeset
Ribbon: 1/8″ Silver
Specialty Paper: Silver Foil
Framelits: Baby’s First
Embossing Folder: Decorative Dots
Embossing Powders: Silver, Early Espresso, Clear
Washi Tape: Everyday Adventure Project Life
Embellishments: 2013-2015 In Color Sequins Assortment, Dazzling Details,
Rhinestone Basic Jewels
Essentials: Paper Trimmer, Paper Snips, Big Shot, Magnetic Platform,
Versamark, Heat Tool, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Sticky Strip,
Multipurpose Glue, Stampin’ Scrub and Mist

This Big News Stamp Set is one of those stamp sets that can hold its own but at the same time be a “go-to” set for sentiments. Is Big News part of YOUR stash?

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

Joanne x


She Believed She could… so she did!

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This is one of those cards that looks like you’ve gone to a lot more effort than you really have. Another thing, I’m not really a yellow person, yellow is never my first choice of color, yet here I’ve used So Saffron twice in the one week!

She believed she could

On a So Saffron Base I’ve added Cajun Craze to border the Natural Ivory which I’ve spritzed with the Cajun Craze and Chocolate Chip then added Mini Silver Brads to each corner. The sentiment from Feel Goods stamp set was stamped in Cajun Craze.

She believed she could butterfies

Then in Cajun Craze the rectangular Designer Framed was embossed then fussy-cut out. To the center of this frame I simply added a piece of the Gingham Garden DSP and from the reverse side of that same paper, I punched two different sized butterflies, layering one upon the other. Adding some bling to the butterflies with Rhinestone Jewels and a hint of Dazzling Diamonds (I couldn’t resist!).

CARD RECIPE
Cardstock: So Saffron, Cajun Craze, Natural Ivory
Stamp Set: Feel Goods
Classic Ink: Cajun Craze
DSP: Gingham Garden
Punches: Bitty Butterfly, Elegant Butterfly
Big Shot Elements: Designer Frames
Embellishments: 1/8″ Mini Brads, Rhinestone Basic Jewels,
Dazzling Diamonds
Essentials: Stampin’ Paper Trimmer, Paper Snips,
Sticky Strip, Two-Way Glue, Spritzer, Stampin’ Dimensionals

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

Joanne x


Treat yourself to a Butterfly Bundle!

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Papillon Potpourri is one of my favorite stamp sets and until the end of the month is available in a discounted bundle together with the Bitty Butterfly Punch. When in a pinch one can make a truly beautiful card with these items.

The following card took all of a five-minutes using a simple yet striking combination of Whisper White cardstock and Crumb Cake Seam Binding and Classic Ink. The sentiment from Label Something Stamp Set completes the card.

JIF - Papillon Potpourri - Crumb Cake and Whisper White

This is the bundle that’s available – if you are interested and like me to place an order for you please call me (250-632-7248).

Butterfly Bundle - catch it if you can!

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

Joanne x


Where’s my MOJO ?!

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Not quite sure what’s going on with me at the moment but there always seems to be a reason NOT to be heading down into the Studio. Which is really sad when you consider I treated myself to a LOT of pre-order products from the new 2013-14 Idea Book and Catalog and want to do a lot MORE ordering… aaaahhhh!

So what’s a girl to do when her Mojo’s low? Check out Mojo Monday of course and I have to say, I’m rather chuffed with the end result!

Mojo 296 - Thinking of You

This is the sketch from Mojo Monday for this week.

Mojo296Sketch

Having printed off the sketch, I knew I wanted a patterned paper as my base so immediately went to the new Gingham Garden to find something. As soon as I saw this DSP with its wonderful colors I knew it would be the one as it seemed the perfect excuse to finally attempt the ribbon wrap flowers. The Summer Starfruit and Primrose Petals 3/8″ Satin Ribbon did the job beautifully as the stripes in the ribbon came out almost like spots!

Mojo 296 - Thinking of You - Ribbon Flower

All these lovely flowers needed a butterfly of course. Papillon Potpourri is my go-to stamp-set choice at present as it has a co-ordinating stamp for each the Bitty Butterfly and Elegant Butterfly Punch. LUV IT!!! Naturally I couldn’t resist adding some Pearl Basic Jewels and Dazzling Details and have it sitting on a 1-1/4″ Circle Scallop which I’ve also added a little dazzle too!

Mojo 296 - Thinking of you - Butterfly

The sentiment I chose is from the Hostess Set Express Yourself. I think is going to be my “go-to” sentiment set for this summer as there are 12 sentiments to choose from. Now I’m not sure if you noticed in the first photograph but on this strip of Very Vanilla cardstock I’ve used a stamp from the Clockworks set and stamped it off in the Pistachio Pudding to take away the starkness of the Very Vanilla.

Mojo 296 - Thinking of you - Sentiment

Well, I may not have completely found my Mojo but it feels a lot closer than it did earlier!

CARD RECIPE
Card-stock: Whisper White, Very Vanilla, Island Indigo
Stamp Sets: Clockworks, Papillon Potpourri, Express Yourself
Inks: Pistachio Pudding, Island Indigo, Baked Brown Sugar
DSP: Gingham Garden
Ribbon: 3/8″ Stitched Satin – Summer Starfruit & Primrose Petals, 5/8″ Crochet Trim
Punches: 1-1/4″ Scallop, Bitty Butterfly, Elegant Butterfly, 3/16″ Corner
Embellishments: Pear Basic Jewels, 1/8″ Mini Brads, Dazzling Details
Essentials: Stampin’ Trimmer, Paper Snips, Sticky Strip, Two-Way Glue,
Sponges, Clear Mount Blocks, Stampin Scrub & Mist

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

Joanne x


Farewell Riding Hood Red!

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Only two days left on the Spring Catty and only a smidge longer on any retiring items you may want so be quick!

Inkee Fiddlings - Riding Hood Red - Thanks

This card base is from one of the retiring ten, Riding Hood Red and to this I’ve added a piece of Striped Embossed Riding Hood Red and some DSP from… Print Poetry DSP Stack. In the middle of the card I’ve added embossed Whisper White Card-stock trimmed with Scallop Trim Border in Basic Grey.

Inkee Fiddlings - Thanks So Much - Riding Hood Red

And what seems to be an essential of any of my cards lately, I’ve added a butterfly. This one I’ve made from the two butterflies punches, added pearls and Dazzling Details, and placed along side the two-tone grey ribbon.

Inkee Fiddlings - Thanks so Much - Two-tone Grey

CARD RECIPE
Card-stock: Riding Hood Red, Whisper White, Basic Grey, So Saffron
Stamp Set: Oh Hello
Ink: Basic Grey
DSP: Print Poetry DSP Stack
Embellishments: Two-Tone Grey Ribbon, Basic Pearl Jewels, Dazzling Details
Punches: Elegant Butterfly, Bitty Butterfly, 3/16″ Corner,
Scallop Edge Border
Essentials: Stampin’ Dimensionals, Sticky Strip, Big Shot
Perfect Polka Dots and Stripes Embossing Folder,
Paper Trimmer, Paper Snips, Two-Way Glue

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

Joanne x


5/8″ Vanilla Flower Trim

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With all the anticipation of the new annual catalog going live with Stampin’ Up May 31st, it could be easy to forget that the Stampin’ Up! Spring Catalog concludes that same day.

So with just a few weeks left on this catalog don’t forget to place your orders on any items you may want, or worse… NEED! For me, the 5/8″ Vanilla Flower Trim is that very item. Honestly, I just can’t get enough of it!

Inkee Fiddlings - Vanilla Flowers

Individually or on-mass these flowers are a “must have” embellishment in the Inkee Fiddlings Studio.

Inkee Fiddlings - Papaya Collage Workshop

Card Recipe
Stamp Set: Papaya Collage (C), Music Notes Wheel
Card-stock: Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake
Ink Pads: Primrose Petals, Midnight Muse, Early Espresso, Crumb Cake,
Always Artichoke
Embellishments: 5/8″ Flower Trim, 1-1/4″ Two-Tone Pink Ribbon,
Rhinestone Basic Jewels, Dazzling Details
Punch: Bitty Butterfly Punch, 3/16″ Corner
Kit: Sticky Strip, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Two-Way Glue,
Bone Folder, Stampin’ Scrub, Stampin’ Mist Stamp Cleaner,
Clear-Mount Blocks C, D & E, Stampin’ Around Standard Handle,
Stamping Sponges, Aqua Painter,

So don’t dawdle, let me know as soon as you can of any items you NEED and remember, for all orders over $50 you’ll receive a copy of the new Stampin’ Up! Catty that goes live May 31st!

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

Joanne x

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