You Make Me Happy!

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

I was SOOOOO close!!!

Wow, I was this close, this close to having this card completed and posted last night until I remembered why I didn’t use the glue I had used last night very much anymore, choosing instead to always use sticky strip. It was of course the drying time, ugh! It all came back to me like a charging bull. 🙁

Anyways, one thing has led to another and here it is, NOT even first thing this morning rather late at night but regardless, here I am finally posting it. The basis of my card is this week’s Mojo Monday Sketch 323.

Mojo 323 Sketch

This is my card but I should warn you first not EVERYTHING is Stampin’ Up! PLUS I’ve utilized a couple of retired DSPs. On this occasion I’ve gone with the “feel”, not the product so I hope you can forgive me. (And it’s for my mother’s birthday next month!)

Mojo323 - JIF - Happy Birthday Enjoy!

The striped paper I’ve used is from last year’s SU Regals Designer Series Paper Stack which I’ve stamped Flowering Flourishes in that wonderful Illuminate Ink, both from this year’s Annual Catalog. Then I’ve replaced the thread over the DSP shown on the Mojo Sketch with strings of pearls sprouting from either end of the labels which have had the edges sponged in Crumb Cake.

Both of these labels have been cut from the same sized frame-lit, the difference being the Pink Pirouette cardstock was then cut in half so there would be a little showing on either end with the pointed middles snipped off.

The flowers were bought months and months ago from the local Dollar Store, and the light-bulb, well… that was the result of some late night shopping following a scrapbooking crop… need I say more. 🙂Mojo323 - JIF - Enjoy

 Of course it’s only now as I look at the card I realize the weight I’ve put in it isn’t the best for posting, lol!

CARD RECIPE
Cardstock: Rose Red, Pink Pirouette, Whisper White
Ink: Illuminate, Crumb Cake, Versamark
Stamp Sets: Flowering Flourishes, Sassy Salutations
DSP: Retired Stock
Big Shot: Labels Collection
Embossing Powder: White
Embellishments: Pearl Basic Jewels
Essentials: Paper Cutter, Paper Snips, Sticky Strip, Heat Gun,
Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Sponges
Other Suppliers: Pearl Strings, Light Bulb

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

Joanne x

Thanks So Much SoHo Subway!

Oh no, I’ve used it again, I can’t believe it! I’ve used a design from the Soho Subway DSP yet again but it was just what I required as a background layer don’t you think?! I just love this card as it’s very clean compared to my usual style of creating yet it still looks busy enough for me if that makes sense.

Thank so much Soho Subway

The Papaya Collage Stamp Set is just so versatile. The butterfly does require some fussy-cutting but with a pearl in the center is very effective. The frame I stamped onto the Whisper White in stamped-off Early Espresso Classic Ink then in Gumball Green stamped the fern inside the frame.

Simple Papaya Collage Butterfly

The sentiment I chose from the Oh, Hello Stamp Set using Raspberry Ripple which I also used to sponge the sides before using Stampin’ Dimensionals to adhere to the card.

Layer upon Layer upon Layer

CARD RECIPE
Cardstock: Whisper White
Stamp Sets: Papaya Collage, Oh Hello
Classic Ink: Early Espresso, Raspberry Ripple, Gumball Green
DSP: Soho Subway
Punch: 3/16″ Corner Punch
Essentials: Stampin’ Dimensionals, Paper Trimmer,
Sticky Strip, Sponges

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

Joanne x

August Stamp Set of the Month

Happy Halloween… next month!

As Halloween isn’t big in Australia I’ve never had occasion to make a Halloween card so have taken the opportunity to rectify this situation with this stamp set. This is my effort…

JIF - Happy Halloween - August Stamp Set

For the background I’ve repeatedly used one of the stamps from the Tape It Stamp Set  in Tangerine Tango Classic Ink. I love this set as it gives the illusion of Washi Tape but gives you the ability to use each pattern in whatever classic inks you have – possibly four dozen – how cool is that!

Combined then with the Chevron Border Punch in the Elegant Eggplant cardstock layered over the Tangerine Tango cardstock that has been sponged lightly with the Elegant Eggplant Classic Ink, and it’s perfect for this card.

This is the August’s Stamp of the Month flyer to see.

August Stamp of the MonthCall me on 250-632-7248 if you’d like to order this set – chat soon!

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

Joanne x

Last minute birthday!

Yes, there’s nothing quite like a last-minute birthday party announcement. I fear Master Eleven was in-fact advised of this event earlier in the week but decided to only advise me only the day prior, at which point he wasn’t interested so the said information was immediately released from my advice-vault. What can I say, if it doesn’t involve me I say… “catch and release“!

Anyways, that was the “day before” wasn’t it? The day of the event at 3pm it was decided he’d go for the intended start time of 6pm but only stay until 10pm at which time I would be required to collect him. Fine… one last-minute card and gift coming up… grrrr, children, grrrr 🙂 This is what eventuated and fortunately, I promised myself at the time that next month, next week, I would leave this particular DSP alone and I now I have!

Anyways… for a last-minute card I think I did okay don’t you?!

Shapes and Numbers

I tell you, I’m lovin’ this new hexagon punch, so much so I’ve now gone through the new Annual Catalog and found every matching stamp-set and ordered them… yikes! As this hexagon stamp felt a tad girlie I used another stamp and punch to cover some of the sentiment for a more masculine feel.

Shapes and Numbers - Sentiment

And for the “you” I made a letter “U” from the XL and L Oval stamps, added Stampin’ Dimensionals and adhered over the top of some of the fabulous Washi Tape which just happened to have a HEXAGON pattern on it, yea baby!

Shapes and Numbers - U

Card Recipe
Cardstock: Natural Vanilla, Early Espresso, Island Indigo, Summer Starfruit,
Classic Ink: Early Espresso, Basic Gray,
Stamp Sets: Label Something, A Round Array,
Punches: Hexagon, Scallop Edge Border, XL Oval, Lge Oval, 7/8″ Scallop,
DSP: Soho Subway,
Embellishments: Epic Day This and That Designer Washi Tap,
Essentials: Paper Snips, Paper Trimmer, Sponges,
Stampin’ Dimensionals, Sticky Strip, Color Spritzer,
Early Espresso Stampin’ Marker,

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

Joanne x

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