Mingle All The Way

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Today’s 2-4-Tuesday is another from the Holiday Catty – Mingle All The Way Stamp Set. When you hear the name you immediately think of Christmas parties but today I chose two events occurring this month – Thanksgiving and Halloween. As much as I can’t believe I’m saying this but we’ll save Christmas for another time, lol!

The first card is my cryptic version of a turkey. I know I’ve said this before but I have to say I’m lovin’ how the Blendabilities Pens color the Rhinestone Basic Jewels.

Mingle all the Way - Thanksgiving Feathers - JIF

For my Halloween card instead of the Pumpkin Pie Cardstock of above I used the Tangelo Twist Cardstock with the Filigree Embossing Folder . And just for a change I used some Pear Pizzazz Cardstock as my card base with some Back to Black DSP. The eyes are from a Word Window Punch cut in half and Basic Black Cardstock 1/4″ punched circle added.

Mingle All the Way - Halloween - JIF
Cardstock: Whisper White, Naturals Ivory, Pear Pizzazz, Pumpkin Pie,
Tangelo Twist, Basic Black, Perfect Plum, Crumb Cake, Soft Suede
Stamp Sets: Mingle All The Way, Gorgeous Grunge
Classic Ink: Pumpkin Pie, Early Espresso, Crumb Cake
Blendabilities: Crumb Cake + Memento Black Ink
DSP: Back to Black
Framelits: Feathers
Embossing Folder: Filigree Frame
Stampin’ Markers: Pear Pizzazz, Perfect Plum, Pumpkin Pie
Punches: Word Window, 1/4″ Hand Held Circle, 1-3/4″ Circle Scallop
Embellishments: Rhinestone Basic Jewels
Essentials: Paper Trimmer, Paper Snips, Big Shot, Magnetic Platform,
Stick Strip, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Stampin’ Scrub & Mist

As you can see, this is a great set for so many occasions – so much more than simply Christmas!

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

Joanne x

Autumn Tones

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Perhaps I’m biased but this new Holiday Catalog from Stampin’ Up! would have to be one of my favorites. It’s like an Aladdin’s Cave as each time I go through it, I see something else.

Fall and Thanksgiving aren’t something celebrated in my part of Australia but I am slowly adapting. Especially when it comes to the gratitude I have towards all my “Inkee Fiddlers“.

This is just one of the cards I made (there were a few so changed some of them up slightly) to include with the new Holiday Catalog to thank all my wonderful customers on my mailing list for their continued support!

Grateful For You - Crumb Cake - JIF

With this one note the Always Artichoke Cardstock decorations on each side. These are actually HOUSES from the Homemade Holiday Framelits. How’s that for versatility huh?! These were each finished off with a gold sequin from the 2013-2015 In-Color Sequin Assortment which is where the gold stars also originated.

Grateful For You - Crumb Cake - Framelits - JIF

Cardstock: Crumb Cake, Cajun Craze, Hello Honey, Always Artichoke
Stamp Set: Gorgeous Grunge, Merry Everything, Four Feathers
Classic Ink: Baked Brown Sugar, Crumb Cake, Blackberry Bliss, Cajun Craze
DSP: Color Me Autumn
Framelits: Project Life Cards & Labels, Homemade Holiday
Ribbon: 3/8” Blackberry Bliss Stitched Satin
Punch: Note Tag, Project Life Corner
Embellishments: 2013-2015 In-Color Sequin Assortment, Stapler
Essentials: Paper Trimmer, Paper Snips, Sponges, Sticky Strip,
Big Shot, Magnetic Platform, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Snail,
Stampin’ Glue Stick, Multipurpose Liquid Glue, 2-Way Glue Pen

The kindest and support I’ve been shown by customers who have quickly become friends is humbling. To each and every one of you – thank you from the bottom of my heart!

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

Joanne x

Migraine Monday, oops, MOJO MONDAY!

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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

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

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