Scrapbook Monday

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My Alaskan Album has become a thorn in my side. It should have been completed before the children went back to school in September. Yet, even with the teacher’s even giving me a couple of extra weeks, I’m still not even half way through. {sigh}

Scrapbooking - Vancouver

Hence I’ve now set myself the goal of completing this album before the end of January… and to be clear, that’s January 2015. Wish me luck!

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

Joanne x


Get Your Santa On

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This stamp set is such a hoot I couldn’t resist choosing it as today’s 2-4-Tuesday. Even the name of it is fun – Get Your Santa On!

And I admit for this first card there isn’t much originality as I so loved the design similar to this in the Holiday Catalog I just had to CASE it and make it mine. Thank you Stampin’ Up!

Get Your Santa On - Santa Outfit - JIF

 This next stamp just begged for some added color from the Blendabilities Pens and who am I to say no!

Get Your Santa On - Chimney Delivery - JIF
CARD RECIPES
Cardstock: Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake,
Very Vanilla, Shimmery White
Stamp Set: Get Your Santa On
Classic Ink: Cherry Cobbler
Blendabilities: Old Olive, Cherry Cobbler, Smoky Slate,
Night of Navy, Daffodil Delight + Memento Black Ink
Punch: Confetti Stars, P/L Corner, 1/4″ Circle
Embossing Folder: Lucky Star
Specialty Paper: Silver Glimmer, Silver Foil
DSP: Trim the Tree
Framelits: Stars
Embellishments: Dazzling Diamond Glitter
Essentials: Paper Trimmer, Paper Snips, Big Shot, Magnetic Platform,
Stampin Dimensionals, Stampin Mist and Scrub

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

Joanne x


Holiday Homes

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There’s no denying this has been one of my FAVORITE stamp sets this season, the Holiday Home Stamp Set with the coordinating Homemade Holiday Framelits Dies.

This card came about so quickly and easily all thanks to the Dazzling Diamond Glimmer Paper I had already cut on the table. The rest simply “evolved” from that! 🙂

Homemade Holiday - Christmas - JIF
CARD RECIPE
Cardstock: Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler, Smoky Grey
Stamp Set: Holiday Home
Classic Inks: Marina Mist, Pear Pizzazz, Smoky Slate
Specialty Paper: Dazzling Diamond Glimmer
Framelits: Homemade Holiday, P/L Cards & Labels
Embellishments: Dazzling Diamond Glitter
Essentials: Paper Trimmer, Paper Snips, Big Shot, Magnetic Platform,
Sticky Strip, Stampin Dimensionals

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

Joanne x


Mingle All The Way

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Today’s 2-4-Tuesday is another from the Holiday Catty – Mingle All The Way Stamp Set. When you hear the name you immediately think of Christmas parties but today I chose two events occurring this month – Thanksgiving and Halloween. As much as I can’t believe I’m saying this but we’ll save Christmas for another time, lol!

The first card is my cryptic version of a turkey. I know I’ve said this before but I have to say I’m lovin’ how the Blendabilities Pens color the Rhinestone Basic Jewels.

Mingle all the Way - Thanksgiving Feathers - JIF

For my Halloween card instead of the Pumpkin Pie Cardstock of above I used the Tangelo Twist Cardstock with the Filigree Embossing Folder . And just for a change I used some Pear Pizzazz Cardstock as my card base with some Back to Black DSP. The eyes are from a Word Window Punch cut in half and Basic Black Cardstock 1/4″ punched circle added.

Mingle All the Way - Halloween - JIF
CARD RECIPE
Cardstock: Whisper White, Naturals Ivory, Pear Pizzazz, Pumpkin Pie,
Tangelo Twist, Basic Black, Perfect Plum, Crumb Cake, Soft Suede
Stamp Sets: Mingle All The Way, Gorgeous Grunge
Classic Ink: Pumpkin Pie, Early Espresso, Crumb Cake
Blendabilities: Crumb Cake + Memento Black Ink
DSP: Back to Black
Framelits: Feathers
Embossing Folder: Filigree Frame
Stampin’ Markers: Pear Pizzazz, Perfect Plum, Pumpkin Pie
Punches: Word Window, 1/4″ Hand Held Circle, 1-3/4″ Circle Scallop
Embellishments: Rhinestone Basic Jewels
Essentials: Paper Trimmer, Paper Snips, Big Shot, Magnetic Platform,
Stick Strip, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Stampin’ Scrub & Mist

As you can see, this is a great set for so many occasions – so much more than simply Christmas!

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

Joanne x


For All Things

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A lovely stamp set if you celebrate Fall is the For All Things Stamp Set. I’ve seen some wild and wonderful things done with the set but when I looked at it today all I saw was clean and crisp.

For my first of my 2-4-Tuesday cards I went with tones of brown with Crumb Cake, Chocolate Chip, Soft Suede then some Always Artichoke just to break things up. All very Fall-like!

Grateful for You - Crumb Cake _ JIF

For the second card I really wanted to introduce some Blackberry Bliss into the card as it feel like FOREVER since I’ve used this color. The same with using the Gold Foil Paper as a border, I honestly can’t remember the last time I did this.

Thus giving me the perfect opportunity to try out one of the beautiful Gold Basic Metal Buttons from the Holiday Catalog. Which, as you can see, works very well with the 1/8″ Gold Ribbon!

Grateful for You - Gold Foil Paper - JIF

CARD RECIPE
Cardstock: Crumb Cake, Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla, Meadow Moss
Blackberry Bliss, Whisper White
Stamp Set: For All Things
Classic Ink: Chocolate Chip, Soft Suede, Blackberry Bliss, Always Artichoke, Early Espresso
Specialty Paper: Gold Foil
Embellishments: Gold Basic Metal Button
Essentials: Paper Trimmer, Paper Snips, Stick Strip, 2-Way Glue
Glue Stick, Stampin Dimensionals, Stampin Scrub & Mist

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

Joanne x


Weekly Deals

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If you’ve been looking at any of the Paper-Piercing Packs wondering if you should or shouldn’t, well this week is the time to say SHOULD as all three are part of the Weekly Deals!

Weekly Deals Sept 23 to 29Call me soon to place your order for any of these wonderful products that are part of the Weekly Deals or anything you may need for your stash!

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

Joanne x


For All Things Mojo

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Dang, I know I’ve used these colors before AND for a Mojo Monday but Blackberry Bliss and Smoky Slate are just SUCH a beautiful color combination. Here is my card for today’s Mojo Monday Challenge!

Mojo 364 - For All Things - JIF

And this was today’s Mojo Monday Sketch. As you can see, I chose to go portrait instead of horizontal and I just wasn’t “feelin’ ” it with the horizontal, lol! 🙂

Mojo364Sketch

Plus it looks as if I’ve shot myself in the foot as I had this set, For All Things Stamp Set, out on my desk as I need to design a Make and Take for an upcoming workshop. In retrospect perhaps I should have saved this card for that and made something else for today. Oh well!

This set always scares me for just the briefest of moments as I tend to forget the stamps have a very “linen” look about them. This gives a great effect which is particularly good for creating backgrounds as I did with the leaf, stamping in Smoky Slate Classic Ink onto Smoky Slate Cardstock.

Mojo 364 - For All Things - Background - JIF

The stamping under my leaves was one of those wonderful freakish things I hadn’t planned but worked to my advantage. Either I hadn’t cleaned, or hadn’t cleaned very well, this stamp from the last time I used it causing some of the Blackberry Bliss Classic Ink to blend with my Smoky Slate Classic Ink. Combined with the linen look of the stamp I’d say whatever happened, happened VERY well!

Mojo 364 - For All Things - Linen Look - JIF
CARD RECIPE
Cardstock: Whisper White Blackberry Bliss, Smoky Slate
Stamp Set: For All Things
Classic Ink: Smoky Slate, Blackberry Bliss
DSP: Park Lane
Essentials: Paper Trimmer, Paper Snips, Sticky Strip, Sponge,
Stampin Dimensionals, Stampin Scrub and Mist

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

Joanne x

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