You Make Me Happy!

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It’s Mojo Monday time and here is this week’s sketch…

Mojo 335 SketchThis is my take on the sketch. As you can see, with the countdown on until the end of Sale-a-Bration this month, I’m making the most of all the wonderful selections there are this year!

Mojo 335 - You Make me Happy - JIFThe three stripes I had created for last weeks challenge and after spending an hour this afternoon looking for just the right color, decided this was what the card needed as I didn’t really want a girlie-girl card. And of course this all had to be run through the Sale-a-Bration’s Decorative Dots Embossing Folder!

Onto the Basic Gray Cardstock I stamped with Basic Gray Classic Ink the arrow from the Petals Parade Stamp Set. I also used the semi-circle “leaf-like” stamp from this set for the Summer Starfruit Cardstock background.

Mojo 335 - Petal Parade Background - JIFThe leaves I punched in Pistachio Pudding Core’dinations from the Bird Builder Punch then did some accordion folding with a strip of the Pistachio to create the Paper Ribbon. The finishing touch was a cork flower from the Sweet Sorbet Accessory Kit from which I also added a couple of the arrow pieces to the sentiment. This too is from Sale-a-Bration, the See Ya Later Stamp Set which I stamped and sponged in Summer Starfruit Classic Ink.

Mojo 335 - Pistashio Paper Ribbon - JIF

 CARD RECIPE
Cardstock: Basic Gray, Whisper White, Smoky Slate, Basic Black, Summer Starfruit,
Pistachio Pudding Core-dinations
Stamp Sets: Petal Parade, See Ya Later (both Sale-a-Bration)
Classic Inks: Basic Gray, Summer Starfruit
DSP: Sweet Sorbet (Sale-a-Bration)
Punches: 3/16″ Corner, Bird Builder
Big Shot: Decorative Dots Embossing Folder (Sale-a-Bration)
Embellishments: Sweet Sorbet Accessory Kit, Hung Up Cute Clips
Essentials: Paper Trimmer, Paper Snips, Stick Strip, Two-Way Glue Pen
Stampin’ Dimensionals, Sponges

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

Joanne x


Go on… Push the Envelope… DARE YOU!

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Last week I was like a woman possessed with my Envelope Punch Board – not making envelopes of course – that was way too obvious. Instead, I was seeing just what else I could do with this item besides collecting dust on my shelves, lol!

This is just a few of things created. My sincere apologizes for the poor photography – I’m fighting off the beginnings of the flu I fear so am not firing on all cylinders you might say – hence settings aren’t as wonderful as I’d like!

Push the Envelope CreationsThe 3″x3″ Card Envelope is so quick and easy but why the 1-1/4″ punched hole you ask? For the wine of course! How often have you taken a bottle or two of wine with you to someone’s house but  to wrap or bag the wine would be overkill? Well, this I think is the perfect solution!

3x3 Card and Envelope for Wine Bottle
Then by simply adding an inch to all the measurements you have the cutest, and once again the easiest, little box to house four 3″x 3″ Gift Cards!

3x3 Card Box with Four Gift Cards

Then whilst working on a 4-1/2″x 6-1/2″ box for some regular-sized cards I stuck the sides down with sticky strip without aligning both sides of the box first. Possibly no one would have noticed but I knew I would so by simply cutting the top off the box, adding some lovely Sweet Sorbet DSP and matching ribbon it was all good. Looking at it now I think a handle would complete it nicely!

4-1/2" x 6-1/2" Card Box Gone WrongPROJECT RECIPES
Cardstock: Summer Starfruit, Crisp Cantaloupe, Pistachio Pudding, Crumb Cake,
Elegant Eggplant, Very Vanilla
Stamp Set: People Like You
Classic Ink: Elegant Eggplant, Summer Starfruit, Crisp Cantaloupe
DSP: Sweet Sorbet
Punch: 1-1/4″ Circle, 3/16″ Corner, Elegant Butterfly
Ribbon: Summer Starfruit Satin
Embellishments: Basic Rhinestones, Sweet Sorbet Accessory Pack
Essentials: Envelope Punch Board, Paper Trimmer, Paper Snips,
Sticky Strip, Snail, Everywhere Glue Stick, Stampin’ Scrub & Mist

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

Joanne x


Tweaking Thanks!

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Earlier in the week I had a few spare moments, I know weird huh, but I had put aside a couple of hours for a lunch out with friends which was postponed hence found myself with some glorious “unplanned” hours.

As I sat and pondered how blessed we are this Christmas it occurred to me that some Christmas Thank You Cards are a must. This is what I came up with.

Joyful Christmas Thankyou - Red White Silver Card - JIF

Enough I hear you shout of the embossed Joyful Christmas flower on the vellum but hey, I love it don’t you? Plus, look what I did with the combination of thankful and merry Expressions Thinlit Dies – I created thanks. There is no ‘S’ in any of the three words hence needed to create one.

Hmmm, that tested the old grey matter and after only one false start, discovered if the Silver Foil was placed upside-down onto the second ‘R’ in merry which was then turned upside-down once created, a ‘S’ is born. It does the job.

Joyful Christmas Thankyou - Red White Silver - JIFAnd who would have thought that a Raspberry Ripple In-Color Dahlias in the center of the flower would finish it of so well?

Joyful Christmas Thankyou - Red White Silver with Flower - JIF

CARD RECIPE
Cardstock: Whisper White, White Vellum, Silver Foil
Stamp Set: Joyful Christmas
Ink: VersaMark
Embossing Powder: Silver
DSP: Season of Style Stack
Ribbon: Silver 1/8″
Big-Shot: Expressions Thinlit Dies
Embellishments: In-Color Dahlias
Essentials: Paper Trimmer, Paper Snips, Heat Gun,
Sticky Strip, Stampin’ Dimensionals, All Purpose Glue

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

Joanne x


LOVE the heat embossing!

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What can I say, when I’m on a good thing I tend to stick to it and when it comes to the heat embossing, well, I can’t get enough of it. Combine that with Embossing Folders and goodness, I’m just one happy little camper, lol!

This card is fabulous when time is of the essence but with the Gold Foil and Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding it still maintains the elegance required for Christmas don’t you think?!

Gold Foil - Script Dry Embossing - JIFCARD RECIPE
Cardstock: Very Vanilla, Cherry Cobbler
Specialty Paper: Gold Foil
Stamp Sets: Warmth and Wonder, Very Merry Tags
Ink: Versamark
Embossing Powder: Gold
Punches: Decorative Label, Extra Large Oval
Ribbon: 1/2″ Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding
Big Shot: Pretty Print Textured impressions Embossing Folder
Essentials: Paper Trimmer, Paper Snips, Heat Gun,
Sticky Strip, Stampin’ Dimensionals

It’s still not too late to place an order for supplies or last minutes Christmas gifts but please call sooner rather than later (250-632-7248) to avoid disappointment!

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

Joanne x


Lovin’ the Smooch Spritz!!!

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It’s not that I want to do but I really think I have to admit defeat on my Mojo Monday’s actually happening on a Monday! Yes, I know, for my own peace of mind I always back-date my blog so it shows Monday’s date but more often my Mojo happens on a Wednesday. I know I should accept this but for whatever reason, I’m not yet ready to accept it just yet. I’ll give it just one more week!

In the meantime however this is this weeks Mojo Monday sketch…

Mojo 319 SketchAnd here is my interpretation. Very quick, yet quite effective don’t you think? I’ve used a Whisper White card base and onto that have adhered Crumb Cake Cardstock but not before I gave it a good spritz with the Smooch. Ooooo, how I’m lovin’ the Smooch! I even spritzed the doily after I’d lightly sponged the edges with Crumb Cake Ink. And I’m not sure if you can see it, but I’ve also stamped stars onto the doily with the Illumination Glimmer Watermark Ink.

Merry and Bright - Crumb Cake - JIF

I punched a circle from one of Season of Style Designer Journaling Tags then ran the thick end of a Cherry Cobbler Marker around its edges before adding some Dazzling Diamonds. A ribbon of paper was cut from the Season of Style DSP Stack and before I added the ribbon of Season of Style Washi Tape which I mounted onto Whisper White cardstock to ensure its colors would pop!

Merry and Bright - Dazzling Details - JIF

CARD RECIPE
Cardstock:
Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Cherry Cobbler
Stamp Set: Pennant Parade
Ink: Illumination Glimmer Watermark Ink, Crumb Cake
Punch: 3/16″ Corner
Embellishments: Season of Style Washi Tape, Journaling Tags & DSP Stack,
Dazzling Diamonds, Tea Lace Paper Doilies, Smooch Spritz
Essentials: Paper Trimmer, Paper Snips, Sticky Strip,
Stampin’ Dimensionals,  Anywhere Glue Stick, Sponge

Don’t forget with only 43 sleeps until Christmas (remember, I’m pretending today is actually Monday...) if there’s any stamping or crafting supplies you need to help you get through this holiday season, please call me today with your order (250-632-7248)!

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

Joanne x


Old World Gifts of Kindness

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It hasn’t been my intention to continually use the Soho Subway DSP but it certainly has become that way though hasn’t it? On this card I have chosen yet another design of this range to punch out hexagons.

Old World Gifts of Kindness

At the top of the card I used some sticky strip to create a ruffle appearance with the beautiful Very Vanilla 1/2″ Seam Binding Ribbon (more has been ordered so if you forgot or missed out with the first allotment, email me today…), adding some Large Pearl Basic Jewels for some extra ompf!

Very Vanilla Seam Ribbon with Pearls

Then onto the sponged and arranged hexagons I’ve layered (surprise!) the Very Vanilla cardstock onto Early Espresso which I’ve then trimmed with Crisp Cantaloupe 3/8″ Ruffle Stretch Trim. This ribbon ties into the layers on the base card which is Natural Ivory then is layered with Early Espresso, Crisp Cantaloupe with the Very Vanilla cardstock on top!

Crisp Cantaloupe Ribbon

The stamp of the teapot and flowers came from the Tea Party stamp set and was stamped in Baked Brown Sugar Classic Ink. The sentiment was stamped in Early Espresso from the Gifts of Kindness stamp set (yes, another of my current favorites for sentiments…)!

CARD RECIPE
Cardstock: Natural Ivory, Early Espresso, Crisp Cantaloupe, Very Vanilla
Stamp Set: Gifts of Kindness, Tea Party
Classic Ink: Baked Brown Sugar, Early Espresso
DSP: Soho Subway
Ribbon: Crisp Cantaloupe 3/8″ Ruffle Stretch Trim, Very Vanilla 1/2″ Seam Binding
Punch: 3/16″ Corner
Embellishments: Large Pearl Basic Jewels
Essentials: Paper Trimmer, Paper Snips, Sticky Strip,
Any-where Glue Stick, Stampin’ Dimensionals

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

Joanne x


Oh Hello all that Glitters!

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Oh my, I look at this card now and I feel like that Swedish cook from the Muppet’s who was always saying “layer upon layer upon layer”, or was that an old Australian television commercial I was thinking of? Either way, when I look at this card now all I see are layers!

Whisper White base with a Black layer to border what was once  a Whisper White pieces of cardstock until I spritzed it with Rich Razzleberry. Isn’t it incredible how it dilutes to a gorgeous soft pink? Onto this I’ve then spritzed some of the Vanilla Shimmer (page 164 – check it out!).

Oh Hello you Primrose Petal Rose you!

Then to these layers I’ve added two different sets of layers. The first being the stamped rose in Primrose Petal from the Oh Hello stamp set which had just the smallest amount of Dazzling Diamonds glued to the petal edges. The edges of the Whisper White cardstock have been inked directly from the sponge pad before being adhered to a border of Basic Gray on top of the Black. Pearl jewels adding a smidge of elegance.

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Then to each edge of a strip of Sliver Glimmer Paper (page 156 – my current favorite!) I’ve used Strawberry Slush 3/8″ Ruffle Stretch Trim and a Large Pearl Jewel on either edge. So simple yet effective!

OOh hello you glittery thing!

A very girlie card so perhaps having loads of layers then is apt… perhaps!

CARD RECIPE
Cardstock: Whisper White, Basic Black, Basic Gray
Stamp Set: Oh Hello
Classic Ink: Primrose Petal, Rich Razzleberry (reinker)
Ribbon: Strawberry Slush 3/8″ Ruffle Stretch Trim
Punch: 3/16″ Corner
Embellishments: Silver Glimmer Paper, Large Pearl Basic Jewel,
Pearl Basic Jewels, Dazzling Diamonds Stampin Glitter,
Essentials: Paper Trimmer, Paper Snips, Two-Way Glue,
Sticky Strip, Spritzer, Stampin’ Dimensionals

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

Joanne x

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