Seasonally Scattered Christmas

Last week at a workshop the hostess wanted a Make & Take for Christmas but something a little different. Talk about challenging but the Trim the Tree DSP Stack gave me all the inspiration required.

Merry was heat-embossed with Cherry Cobbler Embossing Powder directly onto the DSP, then we mixed things up with Early Espresso Cardstock as my final border and Early Espresso 1/2″ Seam Binding Ribbon. With the All is Calm Snowflake Embellishment I snipped the hanger from it, adhering it with Sticky Strip then finishing it off with a Rhinestone Basic Jewel. Voila!

Seasonally Scattered - Merry Brown - JIF

CARD RECIPE
Cardstock: Whisper White, Early Espresso, Green Garden
Stamp Sets: Seasonally Scattered, Endless Wishes
Specialty Paper: Red Glimmer
DSP: Trim the Tree Stack
Ribbon: 1/2″ Early Espresso Seam Binding
Embossing: Cherry Cobbler Embossing Powder, Versamark, Heat Gun
Embellishments: Rhinestone Basic Jewel, All is Calm Snowflake
Essentials: Paper Trimmer, Paper Snips, Sticky Strip

 

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

Joanne x

Migraine Monday, oops, MOJO MONDAY!

Sorry. I woke Friday morning with a throbbing head which is still hurting today. So apart from a doctor’s appointment which was already scheduled for that day, then dropping off Boy Child at a party on Saturday, I’ve pretty much been both PJ and bed bound.

My head is still not 100% but I daresay that has something more to do today with the salmon smoking which took place in our kitchen last night. The salmon tastes divine but the smoke residue still lingering in the air is doing absolutely NOTHING for my head.

Anyways, enough of my pity-party. With Canadian Thanksgiving being celebrated next month this is my card for today’s Mojo Monday sketch.

Mojo361 - Mingle All The Way - JIF

There was just SO MUCH white space on this weeks sketch which didn’t help my head at all. This is the MOJO MONDAY sketch for today. As you can see, not much deviation from the original at ALL today on my part.

Mojo 361 Sketch!

Of late I’ve rediscovered Sahara Sand Cardstock so with this as base I added a pattern from the Trim the Tree DSP Stack in darker tones. Then added a much lighter pattern from the Moonlight DSP Stack. Some Pumpkin Pie Chevron Ribbon completing the base.

For my square on the right I went with a base of Early Espresso Cardstock with Tangelo Twist Cardstock on top of that. First I stamped, also in Tangelo Twist Classic Ink, two of the houses from the Holiday Home Stamp Set, then on top of that stamped in Early Espresso Classic Ink a stamp from the Mingle All the Way Stamp Set. Finishing off the square with stamped leaves also from the Holiday Home Stamp Set.

Mojo361 - Mingle All The Way - Thanksgiving Happiness - JIF

With Thanksgiving in mind, I chose to stamp two of the feathers from the Four Feathers Stamp Set. The larger in Early Espresso Classic Ink on Early Espresso Cardstock, the smaller feather in Soft Suede Classic Ink on Soft Suede Cardstock. I then used the co-ordinating Feathers Framelits Dies to cut them. Sponging both with Crumb Cake Classic Ink before adhering.

Mojo361 - Mingle All The Way - Four Feathers - JIF

CARD RECIPE
Cardstock: Sahara Sand, Early Espresso, Soft Suede, Tangelo Twist
Stamp Sets: Mingle All the Way, Four Feathers, Holiday Home
Classic Ink: Crumb Cake, Tangelo Twist, Early Espresso, Soft Suede
Framelits: Feathers
Ribbon: 3/4″ Pumpkin Pie Chevron
Essentials: Paper Trimmer, Paper Snips, Big Shot, Magnetic Board,
Sticky Strip, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Stampin’ Scrub & Mist, Sponges

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

Joanne x

Peachy Keen Trio!

This Peachy Keen Stamp Set was one I really had to sneak up on as I wasn’t too sure about it but it was cheaper to buy in the bundle along with the On Film Framelits Dies (WHICH I LOVE), and who doesn’t like a bargain, hence I have the stamp set.

With the assistance of the soon-to-retire 2012-2014 In-Colors, here’s what I came up with and remember the In-Color Dahlias will be retiring also!

Peachy Keen - Summer Friend - JIFGreen has NEVER really been my color but stamped with the Gorgeous Grunge Stamp Set then paired with the Early Espresso Cardstock, sponged with a little Gold Encore Ink, framed with a hint of Midnight Muse Cardstock it really does look smart.

Peachy Keen - Gumball Green Gold - JIFThis next card involves more, and then some, of my rainbow colors but in a style I’ve often admired but never attempted. This style does have a name which eludes me just at the moment but check out how effective it is. Especially when teamed with Gold Foil Paper!

Peachy Keen - Jagged Rainbows - JIFContact me today (250-632-7248) if you’d like to order any of these products for your own projects or to arrange hosting your own party celebrating the wonderful new Annual Catalog!

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

Joanne x

Word Bubbles en masse!

Seriously (seriously, I have to find another word other than seriously, and find it soon, lol) how cute is the Just Saying’ Bundle of Stamp Set and Framelits? At first I was only thinking of using them with photos until I had a “play” and created this!

Word Bubbles - JIF

This card is so basic with the Fresh Print DSP as the background and some Early Espresso Cardstock trims. These trims were actually scraps from another card – I tell you – WASTE NOTHING – but hey, I think the overall effect is fun and fabulous. Wouldn’t this make a great children’s card?!

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

Joanne x

The Open Sea on Sweet Sorbet!

As I’ve mentioned MANY times before, having being born beautiful instead of rich (yes, I can laugh at myself – although these days it’s more jiggling than giggling) I tend to save EVERYTHING. Eventually it all becomes useful.

My size determiner is the usability of the products. Ribbon for example have to be long enough to either fit across a two-inch wide tag which thus in-turn makes it’s large enough to be used on the end of sentiment, tag or such.

Open Sea - Ribbon Scraps - JIF

For cardstock and DSP, my smallest punch is the determiner. Thus if I can put a scrap into a punch – I save it. Note the small punched circle on the tag above, seriously who wants to lose a sheet of fresh cardstock to that small-fry?!

As exemplified on the card below, the scrap doesn’t even have to fit the punch completely. Don’t you just love the Sahara Sand Cardstock which compliments this sheet of DSP from Sweet Sorbet perfectly?

Scrap-tastic Sale-a-BrationThis DSP is just one of the many delights which can be yours FREE during Sale-a-Bration 2014 when you spend $60 or more. EVERY $60 you spend you receive something FREE! Seriously, NOW is the time to stock your stash. Think of all those free Christmas gifts you could be accumulating for free leaving you more to spend on your stash!

Contact me soon to book your workshop, which by the way, I’m happy to host here down in the Inkee Fiddling Studio. All you need do is bring your friends and the snacks. Too easy huh?!

TAG & CARD RECIPE
Cardstock: Whisper White, Sahara Sand, Early Espresso,
Baked Brown Sugar, Soft Suede
Stamp Sets: The Open Sea, Regarding Dahlias, Yippee Skippee!
Classic Ink: Early Espresso, Sahara Sand, Crumb Cake
DSP: Sweet Sorbet
Ribbon: 7/16″ Natural Trim, Crumb Cake 1/2″ Seam Binding
Punches: 1/2″, 1″ and 1-3/4 Circles, Curly Label, Angle Tag
Big Shot:  Little Leaves Sizzlet
Essentials: Paper Trimmer, Paper Snips, Big Shot, Sponges,
Stampin’ Dimensionals, Sticky Strip, Anywhere Glue Stick

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

Joanne x

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