Smoky Slate Stars Mojo!

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Oh. My. Gosh. This week’s Mojo Monday Challenge came together so quickly that I had actually completed the card and its happy snaps before the tragically bad movie I was watching had finished. This is my card…

Mojo351Sketch - DSP Stars - JIFThis is the sketch by Mojo Monday for this week…

Mojo 351 Sketch

Once again the wonderful new DSP stacks, Moonlight and All Abloom made this card so darn easy as even though these two DSP’s were from different stacks, they worked together beautifully in the true style of Stampin’ Up!

The sentiment from the Perfect Pennants Stamp Set was stamped in Blackberry Classic Ink onto Whisper White Cardstock then die-cut with the Banners Framelits, then adhered with Stampin’ Dimensionals onto Daffodil Delight Cardstock which also die-cut with the Banners Framelits.

Of course it seems no card of mine would be completed without a little something from the Gorgeous Grunge Stamp Set. With my die-cut of Whisper White Cardstock from the Circles Collection Framelits, I then stamped it in Daffodil Delight, Smoky Slate and Blackberry Bliss Classic Ink.

Mojo351Sketch - DSP Stars - Gorgeous Grunge - JIFThe star from the Perfect Pennants Stamp Set was stamped in Smoky Slate Classic Ink onto Whisper White Cardstock, fussy cut, adhered with Stampin’ Dimensionals then finished off with Dazzling Diamonds.

Mojo351Sketch - DSP Stars - Smoky Slate Stars - JIF

CARD RECIPE
Cardstock: Whisper White, Blackberry Bliss, Daffodil Delight
Stamp Sets: Gorgeous Grunge, Perfect Pennants
Classic Inks: Blackberry Bliss, Daffodil Delight, Smoky Slate
DSPs: Moonlight, All Abloom
Ribbon: Blackberry Bliss Satin Stitched
Framelits: Circles Collection, Banners
Embellishments: Dazzling Diamonds
Essentials: Paper Trimmer, Paper Snips, Big Shot, Sticky Strip,
Anywhere Glue, Two-Way Glue, Stampin’ Dimensionals,
Stampin’ Scrub and Mist

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

Joanne x


Grunge AlphabetPress!

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You’re in shock aren’t you? Here it is lunch time and I’m already posting my version of this week’s Mojo Monday and what’s more, its tall and skinny. Yikes, never say never!Mojo 343 - Grunge Bermuda Bay - JIF

This is the sketch from Mojo Monday.

Mojo343SketchThe background was my inspiration for today’s card. This stamp from the Gorgeous Grunge Stamp Set is what I used on the cardstock of all my pages on my 2013 Scrapbook Albums. My scratch paper was awash with the most wonderful color burst where I’d stamped off the page.

Immediately I knew I wanted to recreate this and did so with Bermuda Bay, Baked Brown Sugar and Crisp Cantaloupe Classic Inks stamped here and there on my background piece. Another stamp from the Gorgeous Grunge Stamp Set was stamped off in Coastal Cabana Classic Ink onto Coastal Cabana Cardstock. The sentiment from the Perfect Pennants Stamp Set was also stamped in Coastal Cabana Classic Ink.

The Baked Brown Sugar Cardstock and Soft Suede Cardstock were both run through the Big Shot using the Alphabet Press Embossing Folder then both were sponged with Baked Brown Sugar Classic Ink.

Mojo 343 - Grunge Bermuda Bay - Gorgeous Grunge - JIFFinding something other than flowers as an embellishment is always a challenge for me but thanks to the Simply Stars Stamp Set, you may have noticed I reach for that instead now. Add a little Linen Thread and viola!

Mojo 343 - Grunge Bermuda Bay - Stars - JIF

CARD RECIPE
Cardstock: Whisper White, Bermuda Bay, Coastal Cabana, Soft Suede, Baked Brown Sugar
Stamp Sets: Simply Stars, Gorgeous Grunge, Perfect Pennants
Classic Inks: Crisp Cantaloupe, Bermuda Bay, Baked Brown Sugar, Coastal Cabana
Embossing Folder: Alphabet Press
Embellishments: Linen Thread
Essentials: Paper Trimmer, Big Shot, Paper Snips, Sponges,
Stampin’ Dimensionals, Stick Strip

Please call me to place your order for any of the products I used today, or any other products you require from Stampin’ Up! And remember, all order over $200 qualifies for free Stampin’ Up! product!

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

Joanne x


Not ALL Banners are banners!

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One of the choices with Sale-a-Bration 2014 is this wonderful Heartfelt Banner Designer Kit. When choosing this, I had full intentions of creating the banner but somewhere between opening the kit and sitting down to create the kit, I lost all the canvas banners, lol!

Designer Kit Banner - JIF

After a good look around I managed to find ONE piece of canvas. I have NO idea what’s become of them which is so frustrating but regardless, instead of creating a banner I made a card with banners from the Perfect Pennants Stamp Set and Language of Love Stamp Set. The Sweet Sorbet DSP is also from the 2014 Sale-a-Bration.

Sweet Sorbet Banners - JIF

 We are truly on the final count-down now for 2014 Sale-a-Bration with only THREE days to go before it ends. If there is anything, ANYTHING at all you want from the Sale-a-Bration Catty, now is the time to place your order so you don’t miss out.

Once this finishes at midnight Monday there are no second chances, Sale-a-Bration 2014 is done and dusted… so PLEASE CALL SOON to place your order – 250-632-7248!

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

Joanne x


Sending Good Thouhts Your Way!

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Isn’t it amazing how quickly one’s routine goes out the window once Spring Break is officially here?! And trust me, it wasn’t from a lack of trying to keep on track as I’m not sure just how early I printed off this week’s Mojo Monday Sketch but it did me no good as you can see, here it is Tuesday and I’m only just writing my post for Monday. 🙁

So let’s not delay things any further, here is this week’s Mojo Monday Sketch…

Mojo 337 SketchAnd here is my interpretation of the sketch…

Sending Good Thoughts - Mojo 337 - JIF

Epic Day This and That DSP was the basis for this card onto the Whisper White Cardstock, that was the easy part. Even the Very Vanilla Cardstock came together well with the stamping-off of two stamp sets – Off the Grid and The Open Sea – then sponged with Gumball Green Classic Ink.

Sending Good Thoughts - Grid Seas - Mojo 337 - JIF

When it came to both the sentiment and the flowers/embellishments I didn’t have a clue. Many different things were attempted and rejected until I reached for the Perfect Pennants Stamp Set, realizing I had both sentiment and embellishments all in one with the strips of dots and stripes… phew! 🙂

Then as the card was becoming more masculine, instead of flowers for the embellishments I chose the Simply Star Stamp Set. All of which were stamped in the Calypso Coral Classic Ink.

Sending Good Thoughts - Simply Stars - Mojo 337 - JIF

Once assembled the Whisper White Base seemed too stark in comparison to the almost grunge appearance of the DSP so stamped off the little start from Banner Blast Sale-a-Bration Stamp Set in So Saffron Classic Ink.

CARD RECIPE
Cardstock: Whisper White, Very Vanilla
Stamp Set: Off the Grid, The Open Sea, Perfect Pennants, Simply Stars, Banner Blast
Classic Inks: Gumball Green, Calypso Coral, So Saffron
DSP: Epic Day This and That
Punch: 3/16″ Corner
Essentials: Paper Trimmer, Paper Snips, Stick Strip, Stampin’ Dimensionals

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

Joanne x


Fresh Print Mojo 333!

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After absolutely dreading today because of my extraordinarily long “to-do” list, imagine my utter dismay when at 2pm I found myself with the majority of chores completed thus able to begin today’s Mojo Sketch 333… WOW! This is the today Mojo Sketch 333.

Mojo 333 Sketch

For my card I began with a Whisper White Cardstock base, covering the entire front with a piece of DSP from the Spring Catty’s Fresh Print DSP Stack. I then added a strip of Pool Party Core’dinations Cardstock that I’d run through the Big Shot with, you guessed it, the Decorative Dots Embossing Folder (I know, I know, I’m addicted!). To this was added a piece of Soft Suede Cardstock  with the corners rounded and the edges sponged.

Lacey Pool Party - Mojo 333 - JIF

A Tea Lace Paper Doily was spritzed with Early Espresso then sponged lightly with Pool Party Classic Ink and Crumb Cake Classic Ink before being glued over the Soft Suede Cardstock with 2-Way Glue Pen. Onto this was added a piece of cardstock which had two pieces of the 3/8″ Coastal Cabana Ruffle Stretch Trim adhered with Sticky Strip. Onto a piece of Crumb Cake Cardstock I stamped a sentiment from the Spring Catty’s Perfect Pennants Stamp Set which was then circle punched, sponged and added to the ribbon with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Sponged Doily, Ribbon Rossette and Round Sentiment- Mojo 333 - JIF

For the rosette I simply punched a 1″ Circle then with the ribbon, which already had the sticky strip attached, then beginning on the outer edge slowly wound the ribbon around into the center then finished it with a Large Rhinestone Basic Jewel.

Coastal Cabana Rosette - Mojo 333 - JIF
CARD RECIPE

Cardstock: Whisper White, Pool Party, Soft Suede, Crumb Cake
Stamp Set: Perfect Pennants
Classic Ink: Crumb Cake, Pool Party, Early Espresso
DSP: Fresh Prints Stack, Sweet Sorbet (Sale-a-Bration)
Big Shot: Decorative Dots Embossing Folder (Sale-a-Bration)
Framelits: Envelope Liners
Ribbon: 3/8″ Coastal Cabana Ruffle Stretch Trim
Punches: 3/16″ Corner, 1″ and 1-3/4″ Circles
Embellishments: Rhinestone Basic Jewels, Tea Lace Paper Doilies
Essentials: Paper Trimmer, Paper Snips, Sticky Strip, 2-Way Glue Pen,
Early Espresso Stampin’ Marker, Stampin’ Dimensionals, White Envelope,
Sponges, Stampin’ Spritzer (retired but still available on-line)

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

Joanne x


Perfect Party Butterflies!

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This was the Make & Take made at my first Sale-a-Bration Workshop for 2014 and as an added treat for each guest, for each card I used a different colored ribbon and matching butterflies. Dang, if only I’d taken a photo of all the different cards as they were just so pretty!

And by making them all different colors what a great gift for a family member or a friend. You could even go so far as putting a different sentiment on each one!

Perfect Party Butterflies
CARD RECIPE
Cardstock: Whisper White
Classic Ink: Primrose Petals
Stamp Set: Perfect Pennants
DSP: Gingham Garden
Ribbon: 3/8″ Stitched Satin Primrose Petals
Framelits: Banners, Envelope Liners
Big Shot: Decorative Dots Embossing Folder (Sale-a-Bration 2014),
Beautiful Wings Embosslits
Embellishments: Rhinestone Basic Jewels, Medium White Envelope
Essentials: Stampin’ Trimmer, Paper Snips, Big Shot, Sticky Strip,
Dazzling Diamonds, 2-Way Glue, Stampin’ Dimensionals

 For any of these items, or anything else you need for your supplies, please call me today to place your order on 250-632-7248 and don’t forget: it’s Sale-a-Bration time so for every $60 you spend, you get to choose an item from the Sale-a-Bration list absolutely FREE!

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

Joanne x


Petal Parade Sale-a-Bration!

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Petal Parade is just one of the stamp sets you can earn this year during Sale-a-Bration with every $60 you spend with Stampin’ Up!

It has been pointed out to me how this set has no sentiments but please don’t let this deter you as the stamps themselves are fabulous. In fact, this is the set I chose to use as background stamps on a sheet of tissue paper when making a gift bag over the week-end. Note the tissue UNDER the gift bag prior to my wrapping the gift! PLUS did you notice the fringe of Watercolor Wonder DSP from the Spring Catalog created with the new FRINGE SCISSORS, cool huh?

Happy Day Gift Bag

For this next card I’ve used Pistachio Pudding Classic Ink and after stamping the first flower from the Petal Parade Stamp Set, stamped off the next two before adding a strip of color from the Sweet Sorbet DSP plus a tag with a sentiment from the Happy Watercolor Stamp Set from the current Spring Catalog that was also sponged in Pistachio Pudding.

Petal Parade - You Make me Happy

The next card had a base of the Sweet Sorbet DSP (from SALE-A-BRATION) with a tag using the Scallop Tag Topper Punch from the Spring Catalog. Onto this I stamped various stamps from the Petal Parade Stamp Set (from SALE-A-BRATION), adding a sentiment from the Perfect Pennants Stamp Set on offer in the Spring Catalog as part of a Bundle Set if you want. As for the twine, that too is part of SALE-A-BRATION! I’ve also used a stamp from Petal Parade on the circle to create a unique background. So effective yet so easy!

Petal Parade - HelloAlso you’ll note in this Spring Catalog, there are a few items that have been carried over from the Holiday Catalog. One of these items I’m pleased to see is the Envelope Liners Framelits Dies. I did purchase them from the Holiday Catalog but never really used them but as you can see from the cards above, I’m making up for lost time. There are three dies in the set with the largest die creating the perfect liner for Stampin’ Up’s Medium Envelopes. How to make something already looking good, look fabulous!

CARD RECIPES
Cardstock: Whisper White, Crisp Cantaloupe, Coastal Cabana
Stamp Sets: Petal Parade, Perfect Pennants, Happy Watercolor,  Happy Day
Classic Ink: Pistachio Pudding, Crisp Cantaloupe, Coastal Cabana, Summer Starfruit
DSP: Watercolor Wonder, Sweet Sorbet
Punches: Scalloped Tag Topper, 3/16″ Corner, 2-1/2″ Circle, XL Oval
Big Shot: Envelope Liners Framelits Dies, Deco Labels Collection Dies
Ribbon: Pistachio Pudding & Crisp Cantaloupe 3/8″ Ruffle stretch Trim, Silver 1/8″
Envelopes: White Medium
Embellishments: Rhinestone Basic Jewels, Sale-a-Bration Twine (Sweet Sorbet Accessory Pack)
Essentials: Paper Trimmer, Paper Snips, Sponges, Sticky Strip,
2-Way Glue, Anywhere Glue Stick, Fringe Scissors, Stampin’ Dimensionals

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

Joanne x

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