Smoky Slate Stars Mojo!

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Oh. My. Gosh. This week’s Mojo Monday Challenge came together so quickly that I had actually completed the card and its happy snaps before the tragically bad movie I was watching had finished. This is my card…

Mojo351Sketch - DSP Stars - JIFThis is the sketch by Mojo Monday for this week…

Mojo 351 Sketch

Once again the wonderful new DSP stacks, Moonlight and All Abloom made this card so darn easy as even though these two DSP’s were from different stacks, they worked together beautifully in the true style of Stampin’ Up!

The sentiment from the Perfect Pennants Stamp Set was stamped in Blackberry Classic Ink onto Whisper White Cardstock then die-cut with the Banners Framelits, then adhered with Stampin’ Dimensionals onto Daffodil Delight Cardstock which also die-cut with the Banners Framelits.

Of course it seems no card of mine would be completed without a little something from the Gorgeous Grunge Stamp Set. With my die-cut of Whisper White Cardstock from the Circles Collection Framelits, I then stamped it in Daffodil Delight, Smoky Slate and Blackberry Bliss Classic Ink.

Mojo351Sketch - DSP Stars - Gorgeous Grunge - JIFThe star from the Perfect Pennants Stamp Set was stamped in Smoky Slate Classic Ink onto Whisper White Cardstock, fussy cut, adhered with Stampin’ Dimensionals then finished off with Dazzling Diamonds.

Mojo351Sketch - DSP Stars - Smoky Slate Stars - JIF

CARD RECIPE
Cardstock: Whisper White, Blackberry Bliss, Daffodil Delight
Stamp Sets: Gorgeous Grunge, Perfect Pennants
Classic Inks: Blackberry Bliss, Daffodil Delight, Smoky Slate
DSPs: Moonlight, All Abloom
Ribbon: Blackberry Bliss Satin Stitched
Framelits: Circles Collection, Banners
Embellishments: Dazzling Diamonds
Essentials: Paper Trimmer, Paper Snips, Big Shot, Sticky Strip,
Anywhere Glue, Two-Way Glue, Stampin’ Dimensionals,
Stampin’ Scrub and Mist

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

Joanne x


Perfect Party Butterflies!

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This was the Make & Take made at my first Sale-a-Bration Workshop for 2014 and as an added treat for each guest, for each card I used a different colored ribbon and matching butterflies. Dang, if only I’d taken a photo of all the different cards as they were just so pretty!

And by making them all different colors what a great gift for a family member or a friend. You could even go so far as putting a different sentiment on each one!

Perfect Party Butterflies
CARD RECIPE
Cardstock: Whisper White
Classic Ink: Primrose Petals
Stamp Set: Perfect Pennants
DSP: Gingham Garden
Ribbon: 3/8″ Stitched Satin Primrose Petals
Framelits: Banners, Envelope Liners
Big Shot: Decorative Dots Embossing Folder (Sale-a-Bration 2014),
Beautiful Wings Embosslits
Embellishments: Rhinestone Basic Jewels, Medium White Envelope
Essentials: Stampin’ Trimmer, Paper Snips, Big Shot, Sticky Strip,
Dazzling Diamonds, 2-Way Glue, Stampin’ Dimensionals

 For any of these items, or anything else you need for your supplies, please call me today to place your order on 250-632-7248 and don’t forget: it’s Sale-a-Bration time so for every $60 you spend, you get to choose an item from the Sale-a-Bration list absolutely FREE!

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

Joanne x


Lovin’ the Smooch Spritz!!!

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It’s not that I want to do but I really think I have to admit defeat on my Mojo Monday’s actually happening on a Monday! Yes, I know, for my own peace of mind I always back-date my blog so it shows Monday’s date but more often my Mojo happens on a Wednesday. I know I should accept this but for whatever reason, I’m not yet ready to accept it just yet. I’ll give it just one more week!

In the meantime however this is this weeks Mojo Monday sketch…

Mojo 319 SketchAnd here is my interpretation. Very quick, yet quite effective don’t you think? I’ve used a Whisper White card base and onto that have adhered Crumb Cake Cardstock but not before I gave it a good spritz with the Smooch. Ooooo, how I’m lovin’ the Smooch! I even spritzed the doily after I’d lightly sponged the edges with Crumb Cake Ink. And I’m not sure if you can see it, but I’ve also stamped stars onto the doily with the Illumination Glimmer Watermark Ink.

Merry and Bright - Crumb Cake - JIF

I punched a circle from one of Season of Style Designer Journaling Tags then ran the thick end of a Cherry Cobbler Marker around its edges before adding some Dazzling Diamonds. A ribbon of paper was cut from the Season of Style DSP Stack and before I added the ribbon of Season of Style Washi Tape which I mounted onto Whisper White cardstock to ensure its colors would pop!

Merry and Bright - Dazzling Details - JIF

CARD RECIPE
Cardstock:
Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Cherry Cobbler
Stamp Set: Pennant Parade
Ink: Illumination Glimmer Watermark Ink, Crumb Cake
Punch: 3/16″ Corner
Embellishments: Season of Style Washi Tape, Journaling Tags & DSP Stack,
Dazzling Diamonds, Tea Lace Paper Doilies, Smooch Spritz
Essentials: Paper Trimmer, Paper Snips, Sticky Strip,
Stampin’ Dimensionals,  Anywhere Glue Stick, Sponge

Don’t forget with only 43 sleeps until Christmas (remember, I’m pretending today is actually Monday...) if there’s any stamping or crafting supplies you need to help you get through this holiday season, please call me today with your order (250-632-7248)!

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


To flu or not to flu… that is the question!

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After the garage sale I waited and waited to feel this great sense of relief as I thought once I purged myself of a lot of my excess gear I’d have this weight lifted from my shoulders. Well, that’s what I’ve heard a lot of these  experts say at least. I really thought the “heavy” feeling I’d been experiencing for so long would miraculously disappear… well it didn’t heh?!

But a funny thing happened whilst I was away on the week-end… whilst I was away “creating” with Britney, Paris, Nicole, Jessica, Lindsay and Kelly (names have been changed to protect the innocent) my darling hubby was disassembling our old 510l fridge/freezer that so within hours of my arriving home on Monday morning, we had the huge sucker down the four flights of stairs and into the garage.

It was almost four months to the day since it had ceased to work that it was finally no longer sitting stagnant it my dining room. It was after this that I promptly fell asleep on the couch, have now slept EVERY afternoon since, and am  now I’m fighting what I guess is a summer flu as I can’t  go anywhere without my box of tissues and feel as if a bus has hit me. Oh happy days!

Today, however was NOT wasted as to get me in the Christmas spirit the children and I watched back to back Christmas movies. I only managed three movies before falling asleep. I was then woken a couple of hours later with a very late afternoon snack of… a fried egg! Yes, Master Nine loves his fried eggs as much as I do so had made us each a fried egg as a snack! Don’t you love it?!

Anyways, enough moaning. This is one of the cards I made for my last SAS (Stamp-a-Stack) classes. This year I seem to be favouring pink, purple and white for Christmas. With the exception of the base card, each piece of white cardstock I’ve embossed with the polka dot embossing folder.

The Christmas Ornament has been stamped twice, having been kissed with both Elegant Eggplant and Melon Mambo. It was then punched out with the Ornament punch with one of these having a 1inch circle punched from the centre and then dazzling diamonds glued all around the remaining cardstock. And of course a rhinestone placed in the centre of the ornament pattern.

Card Recipe
Stamp Sets: Delightful Decorations
Classic Inks: Elegant Eggplant, Melon Mambo
Cardstock: Whisper White, Elegant Eggplant, Melon Mambo
Accessories: Polka Dot Embossing Folder, Ornament Punch,
1″ Circle Punch, Dazzling Diamonds, Rhinestone Jewels, Stampin’ Dimensionals

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

Joanne x


Can’t a man just enjoy his toe-jam?!

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This is what I heard from the back of the car this afternoon just after Miss Seven had let out a long EWWWWWWWW Master Nine had mistakenly put his warm socks on this morning to wear to school so consequently by the time I collected them  this afternoon his feet felt as if they were on fire so as soon as he was in the car his shoes were off. Oh, the joy of boys… you gotta love them!

Then we grabbed an early dinner and it was back home and into the garage. You see I’m on yet another mission… after a throw away line to a friend a couple of week’s ago that I should have had a garage sale for all my “out of sight out of mind” gear in the studio, it’s now become a reality. It’s operation GARAGE SALE with anything not tied down or has a child attached to it being sold!

I can’t believe we ever survived in our two bedroom apartment for so long when I look around this house – we seem to have stuff EVERYWHERE! Now, don’t get me wrong, I quite like my stuff (as anyone who has known me for any length of time will testify too) however there’s stuff and then there’s stuff, and it’s the latter we seem to have an abundance of. So

If you know of anyone who’s setting up house for the first time who may need sheets, cast iron pots and pans or even a dozen black candelabras, or would love some wonderful embellishments  for  scrapping or cards from various parts of the world (I have an ENTIRE table of those bits and bobs), there’s three boxes of just CRAFT magazines – papercraft, embroidery and patchwork, plus there’s loads of DVD’s, children’s toys, clothes, etc, etc… come on over this Saturday 30th October… there’s plenty for everyone!

With my mind being on the garage sale I have to confess I haven’t had much time for playing. Now I think about it, this has probably been the longest I’ve gone for a long time without creating. I made the cutest box Tuesday morning for a friend but guess what… thinking I should take a photo doesn’t equate to to taking a photo… argh!

Anywho… I did find this little gem I made not long after my Extra-Large Flower Punch arrived. I had had the background stamped for ages as I love the Artistic Etchings Stamp Set but I wanted something other then red, black and white so messed around with some blues and pinks and came up with this.

Card Recipe:
Stamp Sets: Artistic Etchings, Perfect Punches, Delightful Decorations
Classic Inks: Bashful Blue, Pacific Point, Pink Piroutte, Melon Mambo
Cardstock: Whisper White, Pacific Point, Melon Mambo
Accessories: Corner Rounder, Scallop Oval Punch, Fancy Flower XL Punch,
Large Oval, 1″ Circle Punch, Dazzling Diamonds

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

Joanne x


Spring has Sprung!

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After yesterday’s introduction into Spring I wasn’t expecting much out of today at all but wouldn’t you know it, by 10.30 this morning I had every window and door (including the bi-folds out onto the deck) open it was so warm, and the rustling in the bushes… oh my, the lizards are coming out of hibernation!

I could hear something large outside the kitchen window but each time I looked out there was nothing to be seen. Eventually the noise became much louder, as if a large dog was walking through the back neighbours ferns and dead palm fronds yet not a leaf was moving when suddenly I had a cat either side me also looking out. What do they know that we don’t as it was then a head appeared from the foliage. It was Brutus, our resident three foot river dragon emerging after many months away!

Later when I went down to the Studio, there was another river dragon sunning itself on a rock. I do so love my lizards but I’m mighty glad that none of them pop out to say hello two afternoon’s ago when Harrison and I were scrambling around the urban forest looking for his football. It was hard enough with the heels but add a lizard to the mix… yikes!

But speaking of the Studio, here are the the cards that were made for August’s Make and Take using the Always stamp set and just a smidge of some of the new DSP (the name of which escapes me just at the moment and upstairs seems so very far away right now to go and get my new catalogue to check). So here is the first card made with Mambo Melon.

The second card was in the Tangerine, using a number of different hand punches and the Top Note Die Cut and the Alphabet  for the Big Shot (ooooo, I love my Big Shot!). I was most impressed with how after stamping the heart it was possible to use the Full Heart Punch to capture the pattern.

The third card was in Bashful Blue using the DSP.

Joke of the Day:

What is wrapped in Glad Wrap and lives in a bell tower?
The lunch pack of Notre Dame

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

Joanne x

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