Rainbow Butterflies!

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I am having SUCH fun with the fringe scissors from the Celebrate the Everyday catalog. Aah, seriously, why couldn’t this catalog simply be called the Spring Catalog, for me it makes so much MORE sense but hey, there’s only a couple more weeks left of it so I’ll stop my moaning but keep that in mind if there was anything in it that you haven’t ordered yet but would like!

Feel Goods - Rainbow Butterflyies - JIF

I love the end result of this card and did you notice how I’ve used some of the left-over Silver Glimmer Paper? I’m still in two minds as to whether or not I should have dry embossed the Silver Foil Paper. What do you think?

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

Joanne x


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


Fast Geometrical Friday!

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As you’ve no doubt guess by now, I have rainbows a LOT on mind of late so it will come as no surprise that when I working with the Geometrical Stamp Set earlier in the week I had a ponder how I could incorporate this set in rainbows.

This was my conclusion!

Geometrical - Cheer Up Buttercup - JIF

Each of the triangles has obviously been stamped and punched separately before being adhered with a Stampin’ dimensional, utilizing even the full triangle as leaves for my rainbow flower!

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

Joanne x


My Mother Trio!

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I trust everyone had a wonderful Easter, over-indulging in all that was on your table – turkey, ham, and let’s not forget the all-important chocolate, lol!

Now that Easter has been ticked off our lists, our focus shifts over to Mother’s Day which is rapidly approaching. Hence I chose today to use something out of the Celebrate the Everyday Catalog My Mother Stamp Set.

This first card I’ve wanted to do ever since I saw how beautiful Gold Foil and Rose Red Cardstock were together. It also reminded me that I must add Gold and Silver Foil to my order list before the Celebrate the Everyday Catalog expires the beginning of June!

My Mother - Rose Red - JIFThis next card is something along the lines that I originally planned to make for Valentine’s Day except I somehow forgot to do. Initially I hadn’t planned to have a small border of gold but on assembling the card felt it needed just a smidge more kick hence the gold under-layer!

My Mother - Gold Washi Tape - JIF

My last card in this set was more a challenge to use DSP as I have a bad habit of over-looking it when it comes to card design – can’t explain it, I simply do! The frustrating thing with this card is that the sketch took absolutely no time at all the other night but this afternoon it took HOURS. Not that you’d know by looking at the card but it’s a design that could be used for many occasions.

My Mother - Black White DSP - JIF

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

Joanne x


Simple Stems Trio!

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One of the challenges I set myself at the crop over the week-end was to do three cards using the beautiful Simple Stems Stamp Set found in the Celebrate the Everyday Catty. With seven stamps in the set it wasn’t going to be a difficult challenge, lol!

For the first card Calypso Coral Cardstock and Smoky Slate Cardstock were used as my layers to highlight the Silver Heat Embossing and the Watercolor Wonder DSP.

Simple Stems - Make a Wish - JIFThis next card is very clean which makes it VERY adaptable to most any situation – thank you, birthday, congratulations, or even with sympathy – simply by swapping the Basic Pearls with a sentiment.

Simple Stems - Baked Brown Sugar - JIF

My last card came together quite by accident. The “L” layout I already had in my mind but it just wasn’t coming together Friday night so went home to sleep on it. Just as slumber was about to wash over me so did inspiration, this being the end result. Oh, how I’m going to miss Primrose Petals, sniff sniff, which I stamped the flower three times in then fussy cut each one then layered them on top of each other with dimensionals!

Simple Stems - Sending Good Thoughts - JIFAs you can see, the Simple Stems Stamp Set is a brilliantly adaptable stamp set, great as part of one’s stash! 🙂

Simple Stems - Stamp Set - JIFRemember though, this is only available in the Celebrate the Everyday Catty which will be concluding June 1, 2014!

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

Joanne x


Mojo Monday

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It would appear I left more than my jeans in Vancouver last week as my Mojo appears to have slipped under the hotel bed also I fear! 🙁

Here is this week’s Mojo Monday sketch which is Tall and Skinny – which is so NOT me. I’m finding this size so extremely difficult to work with. Hence the reason it’s now Tuesday Wednesday Thursday and I’m only just getting there…

Mojo 339 SketchI took one look at this on Monday after printing it off and put it straight back down again; Tuesday I did everything BUT look at it; Wednesday I spent the ENTIRE day alternating between looking at the sketch and looking at Robert Downey Jr (the latter seemingly holding my attention longer…) and then there’s today. This is what I finally came up with and have decided in future no matter what the title, I’m sticking with what I know best – short and squat, lol! Mojo339 - Fresh Prints - JIF

Originally I was going with Whisper White as my base but after three days when I FINALLY changed to the Natural Ivory Cardstock, all was better with the world. For the DSP I chose two from the Fresh Prints Stack, sponging them in Crumb Cake Classic Ink. For the embellishments I went with three Basic Metal Buttons from the Celebrate the Everyday Catalog finished with Linen Thread.

Mojo339 - Metal Buttons - JIFYou may or may not be able to see on the base of the card in VersaMark are Spiral Swirl Stamps to add texture to the base, carrying through with the circles from the bike.

Mojo339 - Sprial Swirls - JIFThe oval was swapped out for a Deco Label in Real Red Cardstock. The 2¾” circle is from the Circle Framelits in Very Vanilla Cardstock but was first stamped in Crumb Cake Classic Ink with a stamp from the Postage Due Stamp Set. Both were adhered with Stampin’ Dimensionals with White Candy Dots completing the label after sponging.

Mojo339 - Hello Lovely - JIFFor the sentiment after stamping in Baked Brown Sugar Classic Ink a stamp from the Hello, Lovely Stamp Set, I cut it down, sponged it, then added it to a piece of Coastal Cabana Cardstock cut slightly bigger and also sponged. The two triangles were cut from a scrap from the Fresh Prints DSP Stack.

Card Recipe
Cardstock: Natural Ivory, Real Red, Very Vanilla, Coastal Cabana
Stamp Sets: Spiral Swirls, Postage Due, {Hello, Lovely}
Classic Ink: Crumb Cake, Baked Brown Sugar, Coastal Cabana
DSP: Fresh Prints Stack
Framelits: Deco Labels, Circles
Punch: 3/16″ Corner
Embellishments: Naturals Candy Dots, Basic Metal Buttons, Linen Thread
Essentials: Paper Trimmer, Paper Snips, Big Shot, Stick Strip,
Stampin’ Dimensionals, Sponges, Stampin’ Scrub & Mist

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

Joanne x


People Like You – Trio Tuesday!

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The People Like You Stamp is found in the Celebrate the Everyday Catalog (aka Spring Catalog) and at $15.95 I think it’s such great value. Dress it up or make it clean-cut and simple, either way it looks fabulous. The sentiment as you may have already noted co-ordinates with the Decorative Label Punch.

For my first card I have even stamped it onto Core’dinations Cardstock with Black StazOn for a wonderful effect. Sadly you’ll often find the textured cardstock doesn’t take to the Classic Inks nearly as well as the StazOn does.

People Like You - Early Espresso Pistashio Pudding - JIF

For the next card I was experimenting with stamping simply the top flower portion of the stamp ensuring the stamp could be more versatile. (I even attempted a 3-layer card with just that flower alone but…)

People Like You - Very Vanilla Cherry Cobbler - JIF

For something extremely clean-cut yet colorful I stamped People Like You in Black StazOn to be assured of a crisp image then simply framed each stamp in a different color. These four cards are all now housed in a box made with the super-cool Envelope Punch Board!

People Like You - Color Collection - JIFFYI though – it’s only available in wood and comes in a half-size wood mount box which always makes me chuckle to myself. I know, get a life huh?! 🙂

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

Joanne x

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