Stars for You

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The inspiration for this card came from Michelle Last over in the UK. It was perfect as it was just what I wanted for a Shaker Card.

On a base of Crumb Cake Cardstock, dry embossed stars also with Crumb Cake Cardstock were framed with Very Vanilla Cardstock. I then Silver Heat Embossed two stamps from the Chalk Talk Stamp Set. Cherry Cobbler and Old Olive Baker’s Twine finishing off the card before I adhered the Shaker Frame.

Chalk Talk - Stars for You - JIF

For the Shaker Frame a piece of Window Sheet was cut to size then adhered to the top piece where a 1-3/8″ Circle was punched. Onto the bottom embossed piece a 1-1/2″ foam Shaker Frame was attached. I then added my Silver Foil Stars I punched with the Confetti Stars Punch.

Chalk Talk - Stars for You - Closeup - JIF

CARD RECIPE
Cardstock: Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla
Stamp Set: Chalk Talk
Ink: Crumb Cake (Sponging)
Embossing: Silver Embossing Powder, Versamark, Heat Gun
Specialty Paper: Silver Foil
Framelit: Chalk Talk
Punch: Confetti Stars, 1-3/8″ Circle
Embossing Folder: Lucky Stars
Baker’s Twine: Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive
Embellishment: Window Sheet, Shaker Frame
Essentials: Paper Trimmer, Paper Snips,
Big Shot, Magnetic Platform, Sticky Strip,

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

Joanne x


For All Things

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A lovely stamp set if you celebrate Fall is the For All Things Stamp Set. I’ve seen some wild and wonderful things done with the set but when I looked at it today all I saw was clean and crisp.

For my first of my 2-4-Tuesday cards I went with tones of brown with Crumb Cake, Chocolate Chip, Soft Suede then some Always Artichoke just to break things up. All very Fall-like!

Grateful for You - Crumb Cake _ JIF

For the second card I really wanted to introduce some Blackberry Bliss into the card as it feel like FOREVER since I’ve used this color. The same with using the Gold Foil Paper as a border, I honestly can’t remember the last time I did this.

Thus giving me the perfect opportunity to try out one of the beautiful Gold Basic Metal Buttons from the Holiday Catalog. Which, as you can see, works very well with the 1/8″ Gold Ribbon!

Grateful for You - Gold Foil Paper - JIF

CARD RECIPE
Cardstock: Crumb Cake, Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla, Meadow Moss
Blackberry Bliss, Whisper White
Stamp Set: For All Things
Classic Ink: Chocolate Chip, Soft Suede, Blackberry Bliss, Always Artichoke, Early Espresso
Specialty Paper: Gold Foil
Embellishments: Gold Basic Metal Button
Essentials: Paper Trimmer, Paper Snips, Stick Strip, 2-Way Glue
Glue Stick, Stampin Dimensionals, Stampin Scrub & Mist

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

Joanne x


Choose Happiness – why not?!

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This has to be one of the most beautiful stamp sets on offer from Stampin’ Up! in the new Annual Catalog, the Choose Happiness Stamp Set.

For this first card Island Indigo was my starting point. I stamped in Island Indigo Classic Ink onto the Island Indigo Cardstock BEFORE before dry embossing it with the Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder. Pink Pirouette 1/2″ Seam Binding Ribbon and Blushing Bride 3/4″ Chevron Ribbon added a delicate touch, along with a small strip from the Lullaby DSP Pack. The Tea Lace Doily was the finishing touch.

Choose Happiness - Island Indigo - JIF

The second card is much cleaner on a base of Crumb Cake Cardstock with hints of Blackberry Bliss Cardstock and Blackberry Classic Ink. There’s NO denying fussy-cutting the stems of leaves was a pain but worth the final effect!

Choose Happiness - Blackberry Bliss - JIF

CARD RECIPES
Cardstock: Whisper white, Island Indigo, Baked Brown Sugar, Crumb Cake,
Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake
Stamp Set: Choose Happiness
Classic Inks: Island Indigo, Baked Brown Sugar, Blackberry Bliss, Wild Wasabi
Framelits: Banners
Ribbons: 1/2″ Pink Pirouette Seam Binding, 3/4″ Blushing Bride Chevron,
1/8″ Smoky Slate Taffeta
DSP: Lullaby
Embellishments: Rhinestone Basic Jewels, Tea Lace Doily, Dazzling Details
Essentials: Paper Trimmer, Paper Snips, Big Shot, Magnetic Platform,
Sticky Strip, Multipurpose Glue, 2-Way Glue Pen,
Stampin’ Scrub and Mist

Gorgeous isn’t? Is it part of your stash yet as it’s simply glorious?!

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

Joanne x


All Abloom with Hope

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Have you checked out the Bloom with Hope Hostess Stamp Set yet on page 240? It is fabulous with so many possibilities. Here are just three cards I made using this set this afternoon.

Bloom with Hope - All Abloom - JIF

I’ve promised myself that next week I will begin looking at my 12×12 DSP’s and give my DSP stacks a rest but when one scrapbooks one is hesitant in cutting into a big sheet, ouch! And as you may have noticed with the flower above, I still have a love/hate relationship going on with the Blendabilities, lol! 🙂

Bloom with Hope - Sympathy - JIF

For the next card I’ve used the leaf stamp to create a background, then kept the flower stamp rather plain that I adhered onto it. This image I stamped twice, colored with the Blendabilities then fussy-cut the two open flowers. Before adhering these flowers I gently shaped the petals up to give it a little more depth.

Bloom with Hope - Happy Birthday - JIF

CARD RECIPES
Cardstock: Very Vanilla, Mossy Meadow, Hello Honey, Blackberry Bliss,
Wild Wasabi, Crumb Cake, Natural Ivory
Stamp Set: Bloom with Hope (Hostess)
DSP: All Abloom Stack
Classic Ink: Blackberry Bliss, Marina Mist, Wild Wasabi, Memento
Ribbon: Crushed Curry 1/8″ Taffeta, Very Vanilla 1/2″ Seam Binding
Blendabilities: Night of Navy, Old Olive, Daffodil Delight, Color Lifter
Punch: Scalloped Tag Topper
Embellishments: Basic Rhinestone Jewels, Basic Pearls
Essentials: Paper Trimmer, Paper Snips, Big Shot, Magnetic Platform,
Sticky Strip, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Clear Blocks,
Stampin’ Scrub & Mist, Sponges

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

Joanne x


Springtime Hello

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From the Spring Catalog one of my favorite “go-to” sets would have to be the Springtime Hello Stamp Set. Seriously, it’s a tiny set but packs quite the delicate punch.

Even with Crumb Cake on the background of Whisper White Cardstock, this set is impressive. Although scanning my cards instead photographing them has done them no favors today, my apologies.

Springtime Hello - Crumb Cake - JIF

From something quite demur to something quite bold with the Bermuda Bay Cardstock, the Springtime Hello Stamp Set really works.

Springtime Hello - Bermuda Bay - JIF

The Springtime Hello stamp set works beautifully also with the Sale-a-Bration Sweet Sorbet DSP and Sweet Sorbet Accessory Pack as you can see.

Springtime Hello - Sweet Sorbet - JIF

Now don’t forget, we’re onto the final countdown for Sale-a-Bration 2014 so if there’s any items you need, now is a fabulous time to stock up as for EVERY $60 you spend, you get to choose something from the Sale-a-Bration 2014 Catalog.  🙂

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

Joanne x


Flowering Flourishes in the Garden!

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You know it’s Monday when you see one of the wonderful sketches from Mojo Monday appearing in your in-box. This is today’s sketch..

Mojo 336 - what will YOUR card look like?

For something a little different this week I went with a square card – this is it.

Mojo 336 - Flowering Flourishes in the Garden - JIF

This piece of DSP had been sitting on my table all week so decided today would be the perfect opportunity to utilize it. My base card was Very Vanilla Cardstock, onto this went Early Espresso Cardstock which had been stamped with Flowering Flourishes in Versamark then sponged in Early Espresso Classic Ink.  The Soho Subway DSP edges were sponged in Soft Suede Classic Ink before lengths of Baked Brown Sugar 3/8″ Ruffle Stretch Trim was added then adhered to the Early Espresso Cardstock.

Mojo 336 - Flowering Flourishes - stamping

Instead of two circles I chose to do one of the Deco Labels Framelits in Baked Brown Sugar Cardstock which I sponged in Soft Suede Classic Ink. To this I added a 2-¾” Circle cut from the Circle Framelits in Very Vanilla Cardstock. Onto this I stamped-off one of the Flowering Flourishes stamps in Crumb Cake Classic Ink. The sentiment from Sassy Salutations was stamped in Early Espresso Classic Ink and in hindsight should have been placed more to the top instead of being centered. Oh well. At the time though I wasn’t going to add flowers!

From the Secret Garden Framelits in Pistachio Pudding Core’dinations four stems of leaves were cut and sponged VERY lightly with Crumb Cake Classic Ink. Onto this was added a single Flower Shop stamp in Crumb Cake Classic Ink onto Crumb Cake Cardstock then punched with the Pansy Punch. A Large Pearl Basic Jewel was added to the center of the flower.

Mojo 336 - Flowering Flourishes - Secret Garden

 Card Recipe
Cardstock: Very Vanilla, Early Espresso, Crumb Cake, Baked Brown Sugar,
Pistachio Pudding Core’dinations
Stamp Sets: Flowering Flourishes, Sassy Salutations, Flower Shop
Classic Ink: Early Espresso, Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, VERSAMARK
Framelits: Secret Garden, Circles Collection, Deco Labels Collection
Ribbon: Baked Brown Sugar 3/8″ Ruffle Stretch Trim
DSP: Soho Subway
Punch: Pansy
Embellishments: Large Pearl Basic Jewel, Pearl Basic Jewels
Essentials: Paper Trimmer, Paper Snips, Big Shot,
Sticky Strip, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Sponges

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

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