Project Life Mojo!

Yesterday was Mojo Monday and this was their sketch.

Mojo 348 Sketch

With the new catalog going live yesterday, my head was spinning with so many new ideas yet it left me oddly with absolutely NO desire to do any stamping. What the? Then I spotted my Everyday Adventure Project Life Card Collection. As such they are for scrapbooking but I had to wonder.

Project Life AssistanceThree cards was all that it took: one for the background, one for the center, and one more for the embellishments as such. Three Candy Dots and a tea-doily sponged with Crumb Cake Classic Ink and Gold Metallic Ink were the final touches.

Mojo Monday 348 - Hi Project Life - JIF

The “HI” was fussy-cut then covered with Liquid Crystal, as was the 1″ Circle that was adhered to the Essentials Wooden Embellishment. One of the off-cuts from the fussy-cutting was used for the banner which was put through the Decorative Dot Embossing Folder.

Mojo Monday 348 - Hi Project Life - HI- JIF

Oh, and if you think my tea-doily is a tad wonky, it is, lol! Having sponged the tea-doily I’d put it aside for the Metallic Ink to dry then promptly forgot about it. I did try to convince myself it wasn’t necessary but couldn’t do it so then had to cut three sides off the tea-doily before gluing them down. Crazy huh?!

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

Joanne x

Geometrical Trio!

This is such a fun set, the Geometrical Stamp Set! This set can be found in the Celebrate the Everyday catty, which as a reminder, concludes at the beginning of June, just a few weeks ago really.

This set can be used in a multitude of ways. Crisp and Clean all in white combined with the Hexagon Die Cut, the Fringe Scissors and a little bit of bling!

Geometrical - Hexagons - JIF

Or you can go a bit grungy in the Epic Day This and That DSP and tones of gray cardstock cut into tags and of course with just the hint of bling!

Geometrical - Gray Tones - JIF

Then with the assistance of the Essentials Wooden Elements covered in cardstock that has been dry embossed, something sweet can be created!

Geometrical - Ice-cream Cones - JIF

This Geometrical Stamp Set is available in a bundle with a corresponding triangle punch that as you can see, is a versatile set.

If you’d like to add these or anything else from the Celebrate the Everyday catty to your stash, please call me today (250-632-7248) to place your order.

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

Joanne x

Peachy Keen Mojo

I’m admitting defeat NOW on today’s Mojo Monday since time is not my own this Spring Break. Instead this is a Mojo Monday that I did but never posted back in January. I know, VERY odd but true! Here was the sketch…

Mojo 329 SketchThis is my card…

Mojo 329 - Peachy Keen - JIF

To a background from the Fresh Prints DSP Stack, Baked Brown Sugar Cardstock and Coastal Cabana Cardstock were added. Onto the Coastal Cabana Cardstock was stamped repeatedly the strip of squares from the Peachy Keen Stamp Set with two strips of Baked Brown Sugar 3/8″ Ruffle Stretch Ribbon adhered.

Mojo 329 - Background - JIFThe embellishments were a lot of fun using two of the hearts from the Essential Wooden Elements and a die-cut camera from the On Film Framelits Dies which I lightly sponged over to emphasize the scored design of the card. Too cute!

Mojo 329 - Cute Die Cut - JIFCARD RECIPE
Cardstock: Whisper White, Baked Brown Sugar, Coastal Cabana, Crumb Cake
Stamp Set: Peachy Keen
Classic Inks: Baked Brown Sugar, Coastal Cabana
DSP: Fresh Prints Stack
Framelits: On Film
Ribbon: Baked Brown Sugar 3/8″ Ruffle Stretch
Embellishments: Essentials Wooden Elements
Essentials: Paper Trimmer, Paper Snips, Sticky Strip, Sponges,
Stampin’ Scrub, Stampin’ Mist

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

Joanne x

Open Sea Thank You!

Recently as you may or may not know, I had a VERY unexpected trip where I was blessed with MANY people helping me make it possible. Embarrassingly I’ve only JUST completed thank you cards for them all as I wanted a card that would show how much I appreciated their time and efforts.

These cards also gave me an opportunity to attempt various techniques for backgrounds that I’ve wanted to try for the longest time. White Gloss Cardstock always highlights these techniques best but as you can see, Whisper White Cardstock works just fine! So grab a coffee and let me walk you through what I created…

On the first card I used felt I’d cut down to fit onto the Stampin’ Sanding System instead of the sandpaper. The felt was then drenched in some Rubbing Alcohol bought at the supermarket. Drops were then quickly put onto the felt from the Summer Starfruit and Soft Sky Ink Refills then dabbed randomly over the cardstock creating this mishmash of blended colors.

From the Spring Catalog I chose three arrows from the  Essentials Wooden Elements which I pushed together and stamped in Early Espresso Classic Ink with the globe stamp from The Open Sea Stamp Set. In retrospect I should have chosen a less busy section of the stamp as if you didn’t know there was a picture of the world on it, it would look just a smidge murky, lol.

Also on this card from the Spring Catalog I’ve used the negative framelit from the On Film Framelits Dies and the Basic Metal Buttons which have been tied off with some Early Espresso Bakers Twine. The ruffles were made with Soft Sky 1/2″ Seam Binding Ribbon. A little Gorgeous Grunge in Early Espresso Classic Ink finished off the embellishing on Crumb Cake Cardstock. The sentiment stamped on Soft Sky Cardstock was from Delightful Dozen.

Tallinn - Ruffled RibbonFor this next card’s background the Summer Starfruit Classic Ink overtook the Marina Mist Classic Ink I used but I’m still happy with the results but this time instead of dripping ink onto felt I swiped the ink over the Silicone Craft Sheet, ensuring the colors were very close but now touching, then squirted water onto the Craft Sheet until it beaded.

Over this I gently placed the background cardstock and kept placing it onto the color bead until the cardstock was totally covered, then placed it wet side down onto a towel to help take some of the moisture out of the cardstock. To speed up the drying process I also used my Stampin’ Heat Tool.

To this background I used The Open Sea Stamp Set in Crumb Cake Classic Ink which I’d stamped off before stamping onto the dried cardstock. The “woo hoo” came from the Just Sayin’ Stamp Set in the Spring Catalog, as did the camera from the On Film Framelits Dies which was finished off with a Large Pearl Basic Jewel for the lense.

Tallinn - Soft SkyFor the final card I swiped Marina Mist Classic Ink and Summer Starfruit Classic Ink onto the Silicone Craft Sheet but this time I did a swipe of the Marina Mist Classic Ink above and below the Summer Starfruit Classic Ink. Onto this once dried I used the “blob” stamp from the Gorgeous Grunge Stamp Set in Island Indigo to finish off the mishmash look. Just a “peek” of Red Glitter Pepper completing the card.

Tallinn - Summer StarfruitCARD RECIPE
Cardstock: Whisper White, Summer Starfruit, Midnight Muse, Crumb Cake
Stamp Sets: Just Sayin’, Gorgeous Grunge, The Open Sea, Delightful Dozen
Classic Inks: Summer Starfruit, Marina Mist, Island Indigo, Early Espresso, Crumb Cake
Big Shot: On Film Framelits Dies
Punch: 3/16″ Corner
Ribbon: Early Espresso Bakers Twine, Soft Sky 1/2″ Seam Binding
Embellishments: Large & Pearl Basic Jewels, Red Glitter Paper,
Hung Up Cute Clips, Essentials Wooden Elements, Basic Metal Buttons
Essentials: Paper Trimmer, Paper Snips, Sticky Strip, Stampin’ Spritzer,
Stampin’ Scrub & Mist, Silicone Craft Sheet, Sponge, Stampin’ Dimensionals
+ old towel

If you should be interested in trying these techniques for yourself but are a little uncertain, I’d be happy to help. Simply get together two or more friends and we’ll call it a party ’cause remember, it’s SALE-A-BRATION time!

For every $60 spent (excluding tax and shipping), you’ll have the choice of something FABULOUS so CALL ME SOON to avoid disappointment ~ 250-632-7248!

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

Joanne x

Happy New Year!

Oh. My. Gosh. I know it gets busy leading up to, and over Christmas and New Year’s, but seriously, given how we’d planned something fairly “low-key”, I wasn’t expecting time to whiz by as it did. So here I am, almost the END of January, and I’m only now saying… Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! I do so hope you had a wonderful time however you may have celebrated 😉

Now back to creating… it’s Monday which means… MOJO MONDAY! This week the ladies are trying something different over at the MOJO blog with the card shape – this week its tall and skinny like me, so NOT! This is it…

Mojo Monday Sketch 330This is my take on the card using some of the wonderful new products from the Spring Catalog, along with a couple from Sale-a-Bration which commences in just a few short hours!

Mojo Monday 330 - Thank You TallinnMy card size is 3.5″x5.5″ and is a flip top for a change. The base of my card is Naturals Ivory. Onto this I’ve used some beautiful Sweet Sorbet DSP and run a piece of Naturals Ivory through with the Decorative Dots Embossing Folder, both of which can be yours FREE with every $60 you spend through until March 31 courtesy of Sale-a-Bration 2014!

Mojo330 - On-Film Framelits Die - JIFThen as I’ve made this card as a thank you to the couple who moved into our house to look after the cats and kids whilst Hubby and I were away a couple of weeks ago, from the Spring Catalog I’ve used one of the dies from the On Film set in Early Espresso to aptly frame a photo I took whilst in Tallinn.

This is layered on top of a strip of Crumb Cake that I’ve stamped with the Gorgeous Grunge again in Early Espresso. The ribbon is the beautiful 1/2″ Seam Binding in Daffodil Delight to pick up the subtle yellow in the DSP.

Mojo330 - Essentials Wooden Elements - JIFAs an embellishment I’ve stamped directly onto one of the Essentials Wooden Elements from the Spring Catalog with Early Espresso Classic Ink, sponging the edges with both the Pistachio Pudding and Baked Brown Sugar, adhering it with some Sticky Strip. Talking of sponging, I also sponged the edges of the DSP and embossed strip before adhering it to the base.

CARD RECIPE
Cardstock: Naturals Ivory, Early Espresso, Crumb Cake
Stamp Sets: Gorgeous Grunge, A Round Array
Classic Ink: Baked Brown Sugar, Pistachio Pudding, Early Espresso
Ribbon: 1/2″ Daffodil Delight Seam Binding
Big Shot: On Film Framelits Dies, Decorative Dots Embossing Folder
Embellishments: Essentials Wooden Elements
Punch: 3/16″ Corner
Essentials: Paper Trimmer, Paper Snips, 2-Way Glue,
Sticky Strip, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Sponges, Paper-Piercing Tool

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

Joanne x

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