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

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

What’s caught your… Quatrefancy!

I know, I know… really, really bad pun but I had to do it considering I was utilizing quite a bit you might say of the Quatrefancy DSP!

Anyways, here is my take on this week’s Mojo Monday (remember – clicking on their name will open you on their page where you can see some amazing creations!).

Live the Life Imagined - Mojo298

 This is the sketch and this month you one can choose either round or square. Obviously I’ve opted for square as I have yet to order my nesting circles. Next week I’m placing an order dear Inkee Fiddlers so if there’s anything you know you’ll need over the summer months (I’ll be away for most of August) please let me so that I may include your items in the order! Mojo299Sketch

 If you could see what I originally began with and what I finished with you’d laugh as the square design is the only thing remaining, even the color of the card base changed literally as I was about to stick the background down. I was determined Coastal Cabana was going to be my base but at the very last moment opted for Baked Brown Sugar which changed the feel immediately making it complete!

As much as I wanted brads on this card I did however want something a little different so chose brads from the Vintage Trinkets set that look like tiny, tiny buttons. I then proceeded to scruff them up a bit by sanding them, then adding just a little black pen to the center to dull them even further. The Pumpkin Pie strip was embossed with the Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder to take away its flatness.

Vintage Trinkets with a little smudging...

Due to my pledge of masculine cards, I felt I couldn’t add a flower so eventually punched branches from the Bird Builder Punch out of Crumb Cake before layering the branches directly on top of one another. To take away the starkness of the Crumb Cake I ever-so-gently sponged Cajun Craze over the branches to match the Cajun Craze I’ve used for the Dotted Scallop Ribbon.

Branches from the Bird Builder Punch

And yes, I know I’ve been told I “over layer” but like sponging, that’s who I am, I like, no I LOVE loads of layers. Besides, layering is also a FABULOUS way of using up off-cuts/scraps as I keep almost ALL my bits. This being the result – no wastage and loads of layers! 😉

Its layer upon layer upon layer upon layer...

CARD RECIPE
Cardstock: Baked Brown Sugar, Midnight Muse, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, So Saffron,
Whisper White, Island Indigo, Crumb Cake, Cajun Craze
Stamp Set: Really Good Greetings
Classic Ink: Cajun Craze, Island Indigo
DSP: Quatrefancy
Punches: Bird Builder, Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border, 2-1/2″ Circle
Big-Shot: Perfect Polka Dot Embossing Folder
Embellishments: Vintage Trinkets
Essentials: Stampin’ Trimmer, Stampin’ Scrub & Mist, Two-Way Glue,
Clear Mount Block, Paper Snips, Sponges, Sanding Block, Marker Pen

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

Joanne x

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