Mojo Monday

It would appear I left more than my jeans in Vancouver last week as my Mojo appears to have slipped under the hotel bed also I fear! ๐Ÿ™

Here is this week’s Mojo Monday sketch which is Tall and Skinny – which is so NOT me. I’m finding this size so extremely difficult to work with. Hence the reason it’s now Tuesday Wednesday Thursday and I’m only just getting there…

Mojo 339 SketchI took one look at this on Monday after printing it off and put it straight back down again; Tuesday I did everything BUT look at it; Wednesday I spent the ENTIRE day alternating between looking at the sketch and looking at Robert Downey Jr (the latter seemingly holding my attention longer…) and then there’s today. This is what I finally came up with and have decided in future no matter what the title, I’m sticking with what I know best – short and squat, lol! Mojo339 - Fresh Prints - JIF

Originally I was going with Whisper White as my base but after three days when I FINALLY changed to the Natural Ivory Cardstock, all was better with the world. For the DSP I chose two from the Fresh Prints Stack, sponging them in Crumb Cake Classic Ink. For the embellishments I went with three Basic Metal Buttons from the Celebrate the Everyday Catalog finished with Linen Thread.

Mojo339 - Metal Buttons - JIFYou may or may not be able to see on the base of the card in VersaMark are Spiral Swirl Stamps to add texture to the base, carrying through with the circles from the bike.

Mojo339 - Sprial Swirls - JIFThe oval was swapped out for a Deco Label in Real Red Cardstock. The 2ยพ” circle is from the Circle Framelits in Very Vanilla Cardstock but was first stamped in Crumb Cake Classic Ink with a stamp from the Postage Due Stamp Set. Both were adhered with Stampin’ Dimensionals with White Candy Dots completing the label after sponging.

Mojo339 - Hello Lovely - JIFFor the sentiment after stamping in Baked Brown Sugar Classic Ink a stamp from the Hello, Lovely Stamp Set, I cut it down, sponged it, then added it to a piece of Coastal Cabana Cardstock cut slightly bigger and also sponged. The two triangles were cut from a scrap from the Fresh Prints DSP Stack.

Card Recipe
Cardstock: Natural Ivory, Real Red, Very Vanilla, Coastal Cabana
Stamp Sets: Spiral Swirls, Postage Due, {Hello, Lovely}
Classic Ink: Crumb Cake, Baked Brown Sugar, Coastal Cabana
DSP: Fresh Prints Stack
Framelits: Deco Labels, Circles
Punch: 3/16″ Corner
Embellishments: Naturals Candy Dots, Basic Metal Buttons, Linen Thread
Essentials: Paper Trimmer, Paper Snips, Big Shot, Stick Strip,
Stampin’ Dimensionals, Sponges, Stampin’ Scrub & Mist

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

Joanne x

Thinlits – it’s SO not what you think!

Nope, when I say Thinlits I’m NOT talking about those skinny little things you see at restaurants “pretending” they eat ALL the time and NEVER exercise, their tiny frame simply nature’s way of saying “lucky you!”. Don’t you hate them, especially when you know they DO watch every bite that goes into their mouths and are exercising behind closed doors EVERY chance they get, lol!

Anyways, what I’m talking about are the Thinlits Card Dies currently available only on-line from Stampin’ Up! These have been on display in my side-bar for a few months now and I’ve shown them here before but after an evening with some very creative Stamping Divas who were making some INCREDIBLE cards last night, I thought it best to show you this again.

Thinlits Card Dies - you have to get at least ONE!!!

As you can see above, it says these Thinlits Card Dies match up with four of the current stamp-sets – Oh, HelloYippee-Skippee!Really Good GreetingsRegarding Dahlias.

I had made some cards from these dies when I first received them in the new year but after last night,ย  I’m TOTALLY inspired to try again. Especially as another of my Stampin’ Divas showed us yet another technique for these cards to make them VERY user-friendly I’m so fired up to try again!

Oh. My. Gosh. So many stamps, so little time – excuse me, I feel an Inkee Fiddling coming on!

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

Joanne x

It’s a Mojo Soho kind of Monday!

Another Monday, another wonderful sketch from the very talented ladies over at the Mojo Monday Blog. This is this week’s sketch…

Mojo334Sketch

This is my take on the sketch and as you can see I have taken my masculine challenge very seriously this time, lol! ๐Ÿ™‚ The card base is Very Vanilla Cardstock with Soho Subway DSP on the top section sponged in Crumb Cake Classic Ink. A strip of Crumb Cake Cardstock with the two cogs from the Clockworks Stamp Set stamped-off in Crumb Cake Classic Ink which was also sponged around the edges before being adhered to the card.

Mojo 334 -Soho Goose - JIFThe bottom section consists of the three colors ofย  Early Espresso, Baked Brown Sugar and Soft Suede Card Stock which I glued to a piece of scratch paper then ran through the Big Shot with the Stripes Embossing Folder. This was all then finished off with three Very Vanilla Candy Dots.

Mojo 334 - monochrome embossed stripsInstead of a scalloped circle I chose to use a die from the Window Frames Collection first in the Early Espresso Cardstock then the smaller one in Very Vanilla Cardstock. Onto both of these die-cuts I used stamps from the Hello, Lovely Stamp Set in Crumb Cake Classic Ink. “You make me happy” was stamped over the entirety of the Very Vanilla Cardstock with one additional one stamped on another piece of Very Vanilla Cardstock which with Stampin’ Dimensionals was then placed in the middle of the other Very Vanilla Cardstock.

Mojo334 - close up tage and sentimentThree of Hubby’s Stripped Goose Feathers from his fly fishing was added as the final touch!

CARD RECIPE
Cardstock: Very Vanilla, Early Espresso, Baked Brown Sugar,
Soft Suede, Crumb Cake
Stamp Sets: Clockworks, Hello, Lovely
Classic Ink: Crumb Cake
DSP: Soho Subway
Embossing Folder: Strips
Die Cuts: Window Frames Collection
Embellishments: Very Vanilla Candy Dots
Essentials: Paper Trimmer, Paper Snips, Big Shot,
Sponges, Sticky Strip, Multipurpose Liquid Glue,
Anywhere Glue Stick, Stampin’ Dimensionals
Other: Stripped Goose Feathers (thanks Hubby!)

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

Joanne x

Not everything is BLACK or WHITE…

Sometimes Whisper White is Very Vanilla instead and is mixed with the black! That’s what my combination for today’s Mojo Monday is at least. Here is this week’s Mojo Monday’s Sketch 311 by the very talented Julie Tilman.

Mojo311SketchWhen I first saw this sketch I won’t deny I was a tad apprehensive, was I hope for the challenge, but when I sat down today, it all came together very quickly and very easily. Here’s my interpretation.

Mojo 311 - Modern Medley - Thank you you're the best

And yes, I’m still sticking to my masculine themed card which worked well with the DSP Modern Medley and using Always Artichoke as the contrast color. Although… the ribbon is in actual fact the new Pear Pizzazz 3/8″ Taffeta Ribbon.

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For the strip of Very Vanilla cardstock and for the circle embellishment I used one of the stamps from Gorgeous Grunge with Crumb Cake Classic Ink. I know, I know, this is my new FAVORITE stamp set but it’s just so fabulous for “dressing” up plain cardstock without overpowering it. Well, that’s what I think anyways ๐Ÿ™‚

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CARD RECIPE
Cardstock:ย  Whisper White, Very Vanilla, Always Artichoke
Classic Ink: Crumb Cake, Always Artichoke
Stamp Sets: Gorgeous Grunge, Hello, Lovely
Ribbon: Pear Pizzazz
DSP: Modern Medley
Punches: 1-3/8″ Circle, Scallop Edge
Essentials: Stampin’ Trimmer, Paper Snips, Sticky Strip

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

Joanne x

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