Making Spirits Bright

Posted on

Today’s 2-4-Tuesday is the Making Spirits Bright Stamp Set – a fun set for all occasions. Today I tried hard NOT to go for the obvious of Christmas, almost!

The first card with a little help from the Moonlight DSP Stack and the Deco Labels Collection Framelits created a birthday card.

Making Spirits Bright - Cake Cocktail - JIF

For the second card and with the same framelits I created another frame of sorts. With the help of the Trim the Tree DSP Stack and two beautiful ribbons – 1/8″ Gold Ribbon and Real Red 3/8″ Satin Woven Ribbon – and some knotted Baker’s Twine, it was a thank you card with a twist!

Making Spirits Bright - Framed Thanks - JIF

CARD RECIPES
Cardstock: Whisper White, Hello Honey, Blackberry Bliss,
Naturals White, Early Espresso, Very Vanilla
Stamp Set: Making Spirits Bright
Ink: Blackberry Bliss, Crumb Cake, Memento Black
Specialty Paper: Gold Foil
Blendabilities: Old Olive, Rich Razzleberry, Daffodil Delight
DSP: Moonlight Stack, Trim the Trim Stack
Framelits: Deco Labels Collection
Ribbons: 1/8″ Gold, Real Red 3/8″ Satin Woven Ribbon
Baker’s Twine: Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive
Embellishments: Dazzling Diamonds Glitter
Essentials: Paper Trimmer, Paper Snips, Big Shot, Magnetic Platform,
Sticky Strip, Stampin Dimensionals, Stampin Scrub & Mist

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

Joanne x


Migraine Monday, oops, MOJO MONDAY!

Posted on

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

CARD RECIPE
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


Negative Deco Labels Mojo

Posted on

Another week, another MOJO MONDAY challenge. Here is my card for this week’s sketch.

Mojo 360 - Blackberry Bliss - JIFAnd here is this week’s sketch. Yeah, that “Tall & Skinny” seemed to have slipped by me when I created this card. I read it as it was printing but poof, never to be remembered again. Oops!

Mojo360Sketch

The card came about so quickly all because the “negative” piece of Blackberry Bliss Cardstock from a Deco Label Die-Cut was sitting on my table. From this all that was required as a pattern from the Moonlight DSP Stack and matching cardstock stamped in the same color with a stamp from Work of Art Stamp Set.

Onto a piece of Sahara Sand Cardstock the sentiment from the Remembering Your Birthday Stamp Set was stamped in Blackberry Bliss Classic Ink. The “YOU” I re-stamped, cut-out and placed a Stampin’ Dimensionals behind to give it a little more emphasis.

Mojo 360 - Blackberry Bliss - Negative DieCut - JIF

The finishing touch was some Gold Sequin Trim which I’ve become rather partial too. Three of the these sequins I glued to the top right-hand corner of the card.

Mojo 360 - Blackberry Bliss - Gold Sequins - JIF

CARD RECIPE
Cardstock: Whisper White, Blackberry Bliss, Hello Honey, Sahara Sand
Stamp Sets: Remembering Your Birthday, Work of Art
Classic Ink: Hello Honey, Blackberry Bliss, Crumb Cake
DSP: Moonlight Stack
Framelits: Deco Labels Collection
Embellishments: Gold Sequin Trim
Essentials: Paper Trimmer, Paper Snips, Sponge,
Big Shot, Magnetic Platform, Liquid Glue, Sticky Strip,
Stampin’ Dimensionals, Stampin’ Scrub and Mist

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

Joanne x


Happy Umpteenth Mojo!

Posted on

Wednesday, Monday, it’s all the same, it’s a day! So here I am, on a Wednesday, making my Monday card and posting it as if it’s Monday just to keep the routine, lol!

Here’s the card I’ve created for this week’s Mojo Monday Challenge.

Mojo359 - Happy Umpteenth Mojo - JIFThis is the Mojo Monday sketch if you haven’t already seen it.

Mojo 359 Sketch

On printing this sketch this morning I wasn’t anticipating any delays as lots of ideas were whirling around in my mind. Unfortunately the one thing NOT whirling around was the background that was going to be my starting point.

Three hours and three different backgrounds later I was finally underway with a pattern from the Park Lane DSP with the smallest border of Meadow Moss Cardstock. Onto this a pattern from the Moonlight DSP Stack. Onto that a small piece of Meadow Moss Cardstock which I stamped in Meadow Moss Classic Ink with a stamp from the Work of Art Stamp Set which I now wish I’d sponged.

Mojo359 - Happy Umpteenth Mojo - Work of Art - JIF

The sentiment came from the Oh My Goodies Stamp Set, stamped in Blackberry Bliss Classic Ink then die-cut with the Deco Label Collection. I cut another framelit in the larger size in Blackberry Bliss Cardstock for underneath. A small banner in Hello Honey Cardstock, lightly sponged in Hello Honey Classic Ink was also added. Ribbon in Blackberry Bliss was the final touch for this area.

To the top right-hand corner three Basic Rhinestones Jewels were added. These I colored with the darkest Old Olive Blendabilities.

Mojo359 - Happy Umpteenth Mojo - Colored Rhinestones - JIF

CARD RECIPE
Cardstock: Whisper White, Meadow Moss, Hello Honey, Blackberry Bliss
Stamp Sets: Work of Art, Of My Goodies
Classic Ink: Blackberry Bliss, Hello Honey, Meadow Moss
DSP: Park Lane, Moonlight Stack
Framelits: Deco Labels Collection
Ribbon: 3/8″ Blackberry Bliss Satin Stitched
Blendabilities: Old Olive
Embellishments: Basic Rhinestones
Essentials: Paper Trimmer, Paper Snips, Big Shot, Magnetic Platform
Sticky Strip, Snail, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Sponges

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

Joanne x


Ray of Sunshine!

Posted on

When I first saw this stamp set I couldn’t get my hands on it quick enough. Then it arrived. I circled it. I continued to circle it. I circled it some more. This week I finally stopped circling it.

My problem is that I cannot, and I mean CANNOT, associate the sun with any color other than yellow and as I’m not the most “yellow” of people, I find it difficult to work with this color (yellow and green should never be seen – is this an actual saying as it seems to apply to me, a LOT!).

Here is what I finally achieved. Note: all circles are YELLOW… ha!

Ray of Sunshine - Bloom of Hope - JIFTo be honest I actually like this card. The flower from Bloom with Hope Stamp Set has been colored with the new Melon Mambo Blendabilities which shall be available for purchase in TEN days (August 1st).

For this next card having chosen So Saffron and Tangelo Twist Cardstock, I then used those two colors in Classic Ink with a Gorgeous Grunge Stamp to create some depth to the Whisper White Cardstock background.

Ray of Sunshine - You ARE my sunshine - JIFThis third and final card has become a favorite of mine thanks to the A Happy Hooray Stamp Set. I’ve yet to decide if the image I’ve used as the background in Blackberry Bliss Classic Ink is a feather or a leaf skeleton, whichever it is, I LIKE IT! 🙂

Ray of Sunshine - Happy Hooray - JIFCARD RECIPES
Cardstock: Whisper White, Wild Wasabi, Mossy Meadows, Crushed Curry,
So Saffron, Tangelo Twist
Stamp Sets: Ray of Sunshine, A Happy Hooray, Bloom with Hope
Classic Ink: Hello Honey, Tangelo Twist, Blackberry Bliss, So Saffron
Blendabilities: Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight
Framelits: Circles Collection
Punch: Banner
DSP: All Abloom, Moonlight
Ribbon: 1/8″ Melon Mambo Taffeta
Embellishments: Basic Rhinestone Jewels
Essentials: Paper Trimmer, Paper Snips, Big Shot, Magnetic Platform,
Stampin’ Dimensionals, Sticky Strip, Stamp-a-ma-jig
Stampin’ Scrub and Mist

Should you require any of these fabulous products for your stash, don’t hesitate to contact me to place your order. The sooner you place your order, the sooner you receive your order!

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

Joanne x


Colored Rhinestones

Posted on

If you asked me what I liked MOST about the new Blendabilities is the fact they can permanently color the Basic Rhinestone Jewels!

On the card below the Basic Rhinestone Jewels at both the top and bottom of the card were colored with the Cherry Cobbler Dark Blendability Pen. The color in real-life is far more intense than this scan is letting on. Note to self: NEVER EVER again scan a card!

Giggle Greetings - Bowl of Cherries Black White - JIF

This stamp is from the Giggle Greetings Stamp Set with that black and white background being a card from the… you guessed it… the Project Life Everyday Card Collection, lol!

This is a good example though how color changes an image. You may or may not remember I used this same image on Tuesday but with a different background, it looks almost like a completely different card.

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

Joanne x


Giggle Greetings!

Posted on

There was no one sighing a greater sigh of relief than myself when I saw the Giggle Greetings Stamp Set had been carried over to the new Annual Catalog. It’s another fun set that I really hadn’t played with much… until now.

It would appear these new Blendabilities have opened a whole new world to me. Oh and that Moonlight DSP Stack has helped a bit also, tee hee! 🙂

This pussy-cat stamp would HAVE to be my favorite stamp of the set.

Giggle Greetings - Fur Ball - JIFThen again, this crazy dog is pretty cool also. It’s not apparent from this picture but the Decorative Dots Embossing was actually reversed so instead of the dots standing tall, I had them facing down to create indentations of sorts. Then in Early Espresso Classic Ink a stamp from the Gorgeous Grunge Stamp Set was stamped.

Giggle Greetings - Chasing your Tail - JIFCheck out this next fun birthday stamp from the set. The DSP naturally is from the Moonlight DSP Stack and under that there is the smallest layer of yellow swirls. This was a card from the Project Life Everyday Cards Collection which I have used as a layer to give the white on the DSP a definitive edge.

Giggle Greetings - Piece of Cheese - JIF

And last but by no means least, life’s bowl of cherries finished off nicely with a Cherry Cobbler Seam Ribbon bow!

Giggle Greetings - Bowl of Cherries Red Bow - JIF

If you don’t yet own this fun stamp set, please contact me soon to place your order – I’m just a phone call or email away, lol! 🙂

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

Joanne x

Related Posts with Thumbnails