The Traveler…

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The Traveler Stamp Set would have to be one of my ALL-TIME favorite stamp sets.  Combined then with the World Map background and the Project Life Remember This Stamp Set… talk about the winning trifecta – WOW!

The Project Life Remember This Stamp Set was actually the incentive for these cards as the stamps for me lent themselves to more than scrapbooking. The “old world” feel of the Traveler Stamp Set is simply glorious!

Traveler - Ship Bliss - JIF

For the next card I couldn’t resist treating it as I would a scrapbook page, making it more three-dimensional than I normally would by having the cover of the passport not adhered.

Travler - Adventure Bound - JIF

After two cards on Very Vanilla Background with Baked Brown Sugar stamped World Maps, I wanted some color so what better to reach for then the Blackberry Bliss Classic Ink with the camera in a layered-effect. The layered cameras I “inked-off” before stamping so that the top camera would then have more emphasis.

Traveler - Picture Perfect - JIF

CARD RECIPES
Cardstock: Very Vanilla, Whisper White, Blackberry Bliss, Baked Brown Sugar,
Early Espresso, Mossy Meadow
Stamp Sets: Traveler, World Map, Project Life Remember This
Classic Inks: Baked Brown Sugar, Early Espresso, Blackberry Bliss
Ribbon: 1/4″ Rich Razzleberry Cotton
Embellishments: Basic Rhinestone Jewels
Essentials: Paper Trimmer, Paper Snips, Stick Strip, Anywhere Glue Stick,
Stampin’ Dimensionals, Sticky Strip, Sponges, Stampin’ Scrub & Mist

Should you need any of these three stamp sets to “complete you” please don’t hesitate to phone or email your order!

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

Joanne x


Not quite on time!

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We had business in Terrace on Saturday which we didn’t think was going to take so long but even with having breakfast there we still ended up racing into the house 40 minutes late for the sleepover Boy Child was invited to that night. An entire day in the blink of an eye!

Hence there was no time to make a card for the birthday boy so had to find something in my already made stash. Well, in theory that should have been a piece of cake you would have thought but noooooo…note to self, MAKE MORE MASCULINE CARDS!

I certainly had the coloring for males on some cards but the sentiment in retrospect wasn’t quite right. Out of all the cards I had there was only one that would be appropriate. This was it made with the fabulous Clorkworks stamp set!

Inkee Fiddlings - Clockworks - 2012-13 Incolors

 Admittedly I do rather like this card but fear I cannot take the credit for its design as I CASEd it (Copy And Share Everything) but from where I cannot remember 🙁

Created in last year’s In-Colors, it really does pop don’t you think?

CARD RECIPE
Cardstock: Whisper White, Raspberry Ripple, Midnight Muse
Stamp Set: Clockworks
Inks: Summer Starfruit, Midnight Muse, Gumball Green, Jet Black Staz-On
Essentials: Stampin’ Trimmer, Clear Mount Blocks, Sticky Strip,
Stampin’ Scrub, Stampin’ Mist, Staz-On Cleaner

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

Joanne x


I must have a fever…

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as I’m in a complete eating frenzy at the moment and isn’t the saying “feed a fever“, so that’s what I must have… mustn’t I? And that’s MY story and I’m sticking to it (lol)! 🙂

I’m getting the feeling that I’m looking forward to these school holidays more then the children are. I can’t wait to NOT have to get out of bed and to NOT have to get out of my comfy flannies (although given the way the temperature appears to be rising each day I’m sure how much longer I’ll be able to tolerate my flannies…). I doubt if Miss Seven and Master Nine have such limited aspirations for these holidays but one can dream!

Once again I fell asleep on the keyboard last night before I could resize these pics for you of my “Cup a Soup Card” and post them. If I was being paid for each time I fell asleep on the keyboard of late I’d be quite the reach little lady… if only!

Anyways… this card came together for me after one or two of my friends returned from holidays quite sick with the flu. I wanted to send a card but knowing how ill they were it needed to be a little something more. As I was thinking out loud one of the children asked me why are you meant to eat soup when you’re sick? Good question, why? but it did get me thinking about soups and along came this card.

Nowstick with me on this one as there are three pics of this one card… this is the front of the card with the Greenhouse Gala DSP (no surprises there!).

Then inside I made little pockets on either side – placing the cup a soup on one side and a tag for writing on the other (I’ve taken the tag out in this photo for a reason that I can’t remember now).

This is the tag using the Morning Cup stamp set which I just adore. I particularly love how the set comes complete with even a stamp for the steam!

Joke of the day:

A potato wanted to become a newsreader but it didn’t work out.
She was just a common tater!


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

Joanne x


Pinch and a Punch for the First Day of the Month…

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Plus the birds are singing, the flowers are blooming… aaahhhh, the first day of Spring. That was until the clouds blew in, the breeze became gusty, and the air… generally cold. Do you ever get the feeling real life and one’s perception are two TOTALLY different things?

On saying this though that I must confess this morning was beautiful which worked brilliantly for Miss Seven’s and Master Nine’s Book Week celebrations on the oval. They had a hoot all dressed up – one as a witch, the other as the Hunchback of Notra Dame’s skeleton, and I as Big Red – Little Red Riding Hood’s big sister. See, she was the one who should have been looking after Grandma when the wolf ate her but instead had just stepped outside to “chat” to the woodsman about how big his axe was!

Another big event today was the official launch of the 2010-2011 Idea Book and Catalogue – how exciting! No more secrets, no more narrative – you can see it all for yourselves! Whilst you are waiting for your own copy of the new catalogue, click on the picture of it just to the right to scroll through the pages… as I’ve said before, it’s beautiful.

Now, don’t forget, I have the new catalogues here for $10, or if you’d like one for nothing, simply book a workshop and not only will you receive a complimentary catalogue, but you will have the opportunity to earn free stamp sets and loads of free merchandise – too easy!

One of my “new” favourite stamp sets is Artistic Etchings – besides the wonderful Eiffel Tower, there is a fabulous circle stamp that I’ve used quite a bit already for backgrounds, along with a key, crown, and others. Both the key and crown I’ve embossed in gold before cutting them out and adhering to the card. I’ve also added small adhesive pearls to  both of these.

 My dear friend ROC showed me this following  little darling a couple of weeks ago. Something so very useful with the silly season looming so quickly upon us – a Gift Card Wallet!

 

 Open it up and you have this… how clever is this, the divided sections within is simply an envelope that’s been halved!

Don’t you just love it!

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

Joanne x


And then there were two…

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Although we all went for a sleep-over with the grandparent just for last night, it was only the girls who returned home this afternoon. Master Nine felt the need for chess match – the fact neither he nor anyone close to him can play doesn’t bother him – he simply enjoys the “aura” of chess. I do think though when we have our next visit to the local library we may just have to see if there’s an “Idiot’s Guide to Chess” so we can get even a basic comprehension of the game!

And in typical sleep-over fashion, Girl Child and I stayed up until midnight, sitting in the dark, wrapped in fluffy blankets, watching chick flicks whilst eating left-over KFC… well, the raspberry bullets were finished and we couldn’t find the French Fries! When we finally went to bed, Miss Seven was  asleep instantly whereas I on the other hand was wide awake. Not that it was a drama as I am still clutching my new catalogue close to my chest so I simply rewrote my Wish List until the wee hours.

This has however left me feeling as if I’m ready for bed now so I shall quickly bid a Fond Farewell to Colour #26 – Mellow Moss. This card also highlights one of my favourite stamp sets, Vintage Vogue, from the Autumn-Winter catty which I’m so pleased to say has made it’s way to the BIG catty – oh the joy, oh the relief!

Joke of the Day:

What’s yellow, brown and hairy?
Cheese on toast, dropped on the carpet…

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

Joanne x


Go on… ask me why I was late collecting the children yesterday!

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You know how we all receive those emails stating that perceptions of those living overseas of Australia are of kangaroos hopping down the main street? Well, it happened to me yesterday on our street. And of course it was one of the few times I DIDN’T have my phone with me to click off a couple of pics as proof!

There I was, the car just gathering speed to climb up the hill to meet the main road and voila, two lovely big grey kangaroos were sitting on the road, giving me the look that said, “do you mind, we were here first?” The best part was that there were no cars behind me so I could sit and watch in wonder as they simply sat in the middle of the road before eventually hopping up the hill.

I told the children on our way  home so we had a bit of an investigate to see where they possibly could have gone. I have seen them before hopping through the bush beside our house but once they cross the road it is a bit of a drop from the footpath down to the bush below which is probably why we don’t see them much in our “urban rain forest”.

Each day I give thanks for our little “urban rain forest” – there’s the obvious delight of having no immediate neighbours but more importantly we have so many different birds visiting, all having their particular “time slot” during the day. The morning begins with the Cat Bird – I’m sure there is another name but it tells you what sound this bird makes – these love the rising sun. Then along come the Parakeets, followed by the Whip Birds, then off and on during the day is the chorus of kookaburras having a chuckle, along with many others I have yet to learn their names. I love it!

But back to business, let’s bid a Fond Farewell to Colour #25 – Close to Cocoa. This was the first colour to run out when Stampin’ Up! announced it’s retirement. No surprise there as it is a beautiful rich colour without being overly dense hence the reason I didn’t do very much at all to this card. Dry Embossing and Layering… so simple, too easy!

Don’t forget to contact me before Tuesday August 31 if there is anything on the Last Chance List  you would like me to order… I can’t believe how quickly September 1 is coming around and the release of the beautiful new catalogue!

Joke of the week:

What does the sea say to the sand?
Not much, it mostly waves…

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

Joanne x


Fond Farewell… Colour #6

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Wow, where does the day go? Unbelievably we were at school nice and early this morning, and even with a chat to one teacher, a drop-off at another class room, and an exchange of library books, I will still down into the studio with my pot of coffee by 9am… man, I was impressed!

I was even more impressed with the fact that I was able to work right through until I needed to head back to school. I ticked off what I had to in the morning, then I needed a card and even this  I managed a head start on. I know, I know… shock horror, but wait there’s more. The biggest pot of soup in simmering on the stove whilst containers of curry and strog are sitting in the fridge, and Donald’s birthday cake is in the pantry. Oh, and we had chocolate muffins for supper.

But dang it, I fell asleep then before I could tell you about the Fond Farewell to Colour #6Taken with Teal. This is a very in your face colour but it is gorgeous. Just so happens I chose this colour with one of my cards last month for my Technique class which was water-colouring, sponging and reverse sponging. This card was water-colouring.

For the sponging and reverse sponging I did almost the same card so the full effect of these different techniques could be appreciated. Now, I don’t deny for a moment that in comparison to what else is out there, these cards are a tad simplistic but when I was designing the three of these cards I felt it better to focus on the actual technique rather then how evolved it all could become. This was left to the individual.

So on saying that… the sun rose

 
 

 

 

 … and the sun set…

 

As I said, it’s a very Asian feel!

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

Joanne x

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