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


Springtime Hello

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From the Spring Catalog one of my favorite “go-to” sets would have to be the Springtime Hello Stamp Set. Seriously, it’s a tiny set but packs quite the delicate punch.

Even with Crumb Cake on the background of Whisper White Cardstock, this set is impressive. Although scanning my cards instead photographing them has done them no favors today, my apologies.

Springtime Hello - Crumb Cake - JIF

From something quite demur to something quite bold with the Bermuda Bay Cardstock, the Springtime Hello Stamp Set really works.

Springtime Hello - Bermuda Bay - JIF

The Springtime Hello stamp set works beautifully also with the Sale-a-Bration Sweet Sorbet DSP and Sweet Sorbet Accessory Pack as you can see.

Springtime Hello - Sweet Sorbet - JIF

Now don’t forget, we’re onto the final countdown for Sale-a-Bration 2014 so if there’s any items you need, now is a fabulous time to stock up as for EVERY $60 you spend, you get to choose something from the Sale-a-Bration 2014 Catalog.  🙂

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

Joanne x


The Open Sea on Sweet Sorbet!

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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


Weekly Sale Items!

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Below are the Sale Items for this week through until next Monday 2nd March from Stampin’ Up!

Looking at the items for this week is like looking at my own stash. Those ribbons, as you’ve probably already noticed, are regularly used on my creations. Particularly the Summer Starfruit Satin as it goes brilliantly with the Sale-a-Bration’s Sweet Sorbet DSP perfectly!

This Week's Sale Items

Remember though, these are just weekly sales, so if anything take your fancy, please call or email me at your earliest convenient to place your order!

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


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


Fast Friday with Sale-a-bration!

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Seriously, I’m beginning to wonder how I EVER survived before Framelits Dies and Punches came into my life! This next card came together all on its own thanks to these two items and the Sweet Sorbet DSP from Sale-a-Bration. This DSP really does make card creating easy!

On a Pistachio Pudding Cardstock base I added some Sweet Sorbet DSP – both of which I sponged the edges with Crumb Cake Classic Ink. One-third up from the bottom I adhered two strips of Crisp Cantaloupe 3/8″ Ruffled Stretch Trim with a stamped sentiment from the You’re Lovely Sale-a-Bration Stamp Set in Crisp Cantaloupe Classic Ink onto Crisp Cantaloupe Cardstock which has the sentiment punched out with the 1-3/4″ Circle Punch. Two pearls finishing it off.

You're Lovely - Sweet Sorbet
CARD RECIPE

Cardstock: Whisper White, Pistachio Pudding, Crisp Cantaloupe
Stamp Set: You’re Lovely (SALE-A-BRATION)
Classic Ink: Crumb Cake, Crisp Cantaloupe
DSP: Sweet Sorbet (SALE-A-BRATION)
Big-Shot: Deco Label Framelits Dies, Envelope Liners Framelits Dies
Ribbon: Crisp Cantaloupe 3/8″ Ruffled Stretch Trim
Envelope: Medium White
Embellishments: Pearl basic Jewels
Essentials: Paper Trimmer, Paper Snips, Sticky Strip, Sponges,
Stampin’ Dimensionals

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

Joanne x

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