Hello Carnival Swirls (FMS307)

Rearranging my “stash” is the equivalent of buying new stuff. Product that has inadvertently been pushed to the back is suddenly front and centre once again.

Such was the case with this Stampin’ Up! Cupcakes and Carousels DSP. It might be sooo last season but I love that grunge-feel it has about it as you can see below.

The Swirly Scribbles Die-Cuts are currently a favourite of mine. In this instance I’ve covered the die-cut with Crystal Effect to give it some depth and character. Plus I finally used the SAB2017 Delicate Details Stamp Set. Seriously, it’s just like having new stuff!

This card was created for the Freshly Made Sketches Challenge #307. I’m so, so grateful for the wonderful “kick-starts” they give me each week. This is their current sketch.

Slowly but surely I’m getting my groove back. This is fortunate since we are now in October – it’s almost Christmas! Have you all the supplies you need for your Christmas creations yet?

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

Joanne x

Thoughtful Bloom (FMS #306)

My mammoth month of scrapbooking has come to an end. In just four weeks I completed three albums encompassing two Spring Breaks making for one happy momma. Feels so good to know those memories are now in books.

And as much as I enjoyed putting those three scrapbook albums together, I have to admit I’m now more than a little happy to have time to make some cards. Today’s card below was for Freshly Made Sketches 306.

I’ve had this Chicken Wire Die-Cut for the longest time and worked perfectly with this background when I was looking for that extra little something. All of course topped off with a beautiful Prima Flower.

 

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

Joanne x

Dancing Dragonflies – SIP Challenge 110

In an attempt to reclaim my mojo I found a new weekly challenge over at Stamp, Ink, Paper to help. This week’s SIP Challenge #110 is all about Primary Colours – Red, Blue and Yellow. Here’s my take…

It’s embarrassing to admit but this one single card took an entire afternoon. Why I had to choose ink-painting and sponging for my “return” to card-making I really couldn’t say!

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

Joanne x

Scrapbooks in Motion…

Last night I achieved my goal of having all the months for 2013 completed leaving today to “simply” construct the front and back pages then write and print off all the journaling. That’s all, yet here I sit mid-afternoon and I am still working on the front pages, oops!

Thank goodness I had at least cleared all the tables in the Studio for the boys to make fishing fly’s as this allowed me two tables to work on simultaneously. Not that it necessarily made me quicker but at least I could feed my thoughts as I went. This was the table on the left side.

Left table in my Studio

And this was the table on the right…

Table on the right side of the Studio

It’s slowly coming together and I have to say, I’m actually rather pleased with the end results but me being me keeps looking at the calendar and thinking that by now I should have all my DSP and Cardstock chosen for the 2014 albums with the page bases actually constructed.

Seriously, why do I set such HIGH expectations for myself? Hmmm, maybe it’s because we’re already more than a quarter of the way through the year and for once I’d like to be working in “conjunction” with time, instead of against it. Doesn’t that sound grown up, lol?!

Then again, it could simply be that I have SIX HOLIDAYS to scrap sooner rather than later. Yep, somehow I think that’s more likely my incentive so please excuse me as I do believe 2013 is calling! 🙂

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

Joanne x

The Open Sea on Sweet Sorbet!

As I’ve mentioned MANY times before, having being born beautiful instead of rich (yes, I can laugh at myself – although these days it’s more jiggling than giggling) I tend to save EVERYTHING. Eventually it all becomes useful.

My size determiner is the usability of the products. Ribbon for example have to be long enough to either fit across a two-inch wide tag which thus in-turn makes it’s large enough to be used on the end of sentiment, tag or such.

Open Sea - Ribbon Scraps - JIF

For cardstock and DSP, my smallest punch is the determiner. Thus if I can put a scrap into a punch – I save it. Note the small punched circle on the tag above, seriously who wants to lose a sheet of fresh cardstock to that small-fry?!

As exemplified on the card below, the scrap doesn’t even have to fit the punch completely. Don’t you just love the Sahara Sand Cardstock which compliments this sheet of DSP from Sweet Sorbet perfectly?

Scrap-tastic Sale-a-BrationThis DSP is just one of the many delights which can be yours FREE during Sale-a-Bration 2014 when you spend $60 or more. EVERY $60 you spend you receive something FREE! Seriously, NOW is the time to stock your stash. Think of all those free Christmas gifts you could be accumulating for free leaving you more to spend on your stash!

Contact me soon to book your workshop, which by the way, I’m happy to host here down in the Inkee Fiddling Studio. All you need do is bring your friends and the snacks. Too easy huh?!

TAG & CARD RECIPE
Cardstock: Whisper White, Sahara Sand, Early Espresso,
Baked Brown Sugar, Soft Suede
Stamp Sets: The Open Sea, Regarding Dahlias, Yippee Skippee!
Classic Ink: Early Espresso, Sahara Sand, Crumb Cake
DSP: Sweet Sorbet
Ribbon: 7/16″ Natural Trim, Crumb Cake 1/2″ Seam Binding
Punches: 1/2″, 1″ and 1-3/4 Circles, Curly Label, Angle Tag
Big Shot:  Little Leaves Sizzlet
Essentials: Paper Trimmer, Paper Snips, Big Shot, Sponges,
Stampin’ Dimensionals, Sticky Strip, Anywhere Glue Stick

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

Joanne x

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