Petite Petals in Rainbow!

This week I have been up to my eye-balls frantically attempting to get both children’s 2013 albums completed. For some crazy reason I actually thought I have them completed over the Easter long-week – ie Friday selecting and printing photos, Saturday adhering photos, ribbons and embellishments, and then on Monday compose and print-off all the journaling thus completing the albums. HA!

Anyways, as I snipped off the thin lengths of Silver Glitter Paper that I was using on each page of the albums (that’s 12 double-page lay-outs times two!), accumulating quite the pile of off-cuts, I began wondering what I could do with them. These silver lengths reminded me of flower stems and voila, the card created itself!

Rainbow Petite Petals - JIF

Enough frivolity however, I still have October, November, December and one holiday to construct so I best get back to it as I’d REALLY like to begin the journaling tomorrow so that perhaps, just perhaps, I could have these two albums completed by Sunday evening. Wish me luck!!!

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

Joanne x

Tag It quickly on a Friday!

Yesterday was spent down in the Studio. It was lovely to be down there once again but even with an early start, it took almost six hours before I found my groove once again. Then again, it didn’t help that previously I’d been working on our Christmas cards which were here, there and everywhere on my desk. Initially I chose not to move them for “expediency” sake. What a mistake!

Alas, today wasn’t much better as I left the Studio in a complete upheaval last night but unlike yesterday, today I have begun the slow process of returning everything to where it once belong. Or in some instances I’ve even had to begin creating new homes so I can find them next time. I can see many large wooden stamp cases being on my next order so I can begin keeping everything together!

As a matter of fact, I’m still plodding along with the clean-up but in the process was able to create a quick card as I wanted to feel as if I’d accomplished something at least. What do you think of this for something quick and easy?

Tag It Celebrate - JIF

The Tag It Stamp Set is fabulous for more than one reason. Besides the fact most of the tags co-ordinate with the Chalk Talk Framelits Dies and that these tags cover so many occasion, there’s also the fact that $3 from this stamp set is donated to Ronald McDonald house. Love it!

Today I had fun with the CELEBRATE tag, coloring most everything in a different color with Stampin’ Markers. The Washi Tape added even more color and then for a smidge of bling I mist the Whisper White cardstock with Smooch Spritz and also covered a line of Sticky Strip with the Orange Glitter from the Holiday Catalog. I wanted to prove to myself I could use this for something other than Halloween!

CARD RECIPE
Cardstock: Gumball Green, Midnight Muse, Whisper White
Stamp Set: Tag It
Stampin’ Markers: Eggplant Elegance, Summer Starfruit, Midnight Muse,
Gumball Green, Cajun Craze, Real Red, Pumpkin Pie
Big Shot: Chalk Talk Framelits, Big Shot
Embellishments: Orange Glitter, Gingham Garden Designer Washi Tape,
Season of Style Designer Washi Tape, Smooch Spritz
Essentials: Stampin’ Trimmer, Stampin’ Dimensionals,
Paper Snips, Sticky Strip

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

Joanne x

Just another EPIC Monday!

I have to say I’m getting better as even though it’s 9.30 at night, at least it’s MONDAY night when I’m posting this. It’s not the usual Thursday or Friday where I’m post-dating it so that is something!

Anyways, enough dribble, as I said, it’s Monday so that means a fresh MOJO Monday sketch. This is Mojo Monday’s Sketch 312…

Mojo312Sketch

And here’s my interpretation of it. Unintentionally I seemed to have used a little bit of everything today. My first choice was this beautiful DSP from the Epic Day This and That range. There were so many colors in this pattern one was spoilt for choice so I began with the Baked Brown Sugar Base with a layer of Gumball Green on that before adding the DSP.

Mojo Sketch 312 - Joanne's Inkee Fiddlings

For the center strip I went with Soft Suede cardstock for a hint of richness of color but not too much. Onto that I chose a stamp from the Clockworks set, stamping it in Soft Suede Classic Ink for visual texture. Then I added three Wild Wasabi Candy Dots!

Mojo 312 - Candy Dots

Then instead of ribbon I used strips of DSP from the Gingham Garden range. A sentiment was added from the Chalk Talk stamp set in Soft Suede Classic Ink onto Crumb Cake cardstock. This was then punched and sponged before being adhered with dimensionals onto another larger punched circle also sponged and adhered with dimensionals.

Mojo312 - JIF - Chalk Talk Gingham Garden

I’m more than happy with it and the best part, it’s still MONDAY, I didn’t ponder over it for days!

CARD RECIPE
Cardstock: Baked Brown Sugar, Gumball Green, Soft Suede, Crumb Cake
Stamp Sets: Clockworks, Chalk Talk
Classic Ink: Soft Suede
DSP’s: Epic Day This and That, Gingham Garden
Punches: 1-1/4″ Circle, 1-3/8″ Circle
Embellishments: Wild Wasabi Candy Dots
Essentials: Sponges, Paper Trimmer, Paper Snips,
Sticky Strip, Anywhere Glue Sticks, Stampin’ Dimensionals

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

Joanne x

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