Friday, May 31, 2013

Get Inky! Stamps 1st Blog Hop - National Repeat Day, 6/1-6/3

Welcome to the Get Inky! Stamps "Repeat" Blog Hop!

If you arrived here from Tracey's blog you are in the right place!
If not, please scroll down to the bottom of this post for the complete line up.


Welcome to your FINAL stop on your journey at the FIRST ever Get Inky! Stamps Blog Hop! Our theme for this hop is REPEAT, in celebration of National Repeat Day, which is this Monday, June 3rd! It is a day to repeat anything...such as eating the same thing for breakfast, lunch, AND dinner! Or, for repeating things you've said...are you ready for some blog candy blog candy blog candy? Yes? Well...great, we have some! Among the prizes, one lucky person will be winning a 3 set sample of our BRAND NEW, NOT YET RELEASED STAMPS!!!
How FUN is that!?! 

Along your blog hopping journey, you saw some brilliant hand crafted works of art brought to you by designers from the Get Inky! Stamps Design Team and we hope you loved each and every one of them! The first stop on your hopping journey was Thia, from Blue Moon Creation, so be sure to check that you started there! She featured a card that was made with one of the new stamp sets that will soon be available. And now... you are about to see a few more cards made using some of the other CUTE NEW SETS
coming soon to a paper crafter near you
(or straight to your house, should you decide to pre-order/purchase them)!


Sailboat Stamp Set



Beary Special Cupcake Set

Mini Buzzing Bees Set

So, want to see these
that we are taking pre-orders for?
Of course you do!!!

Beary Special Cupcake Set 4x6"

Love Bugs Set 4x6"

Sailboat Set 4x6"

Whimsical Moon and Stars Set 4x6"

Geeky Fun Set 6x8"


Now in stock:

 Mini Buzzing Bees Set 4x4"
(Currently FREE during the hop, with a Buzzing Bees Set Purchase)

See...we told you they were CUTE! And, they also go together
well with our three other stamp sets
already available too!

Don't forget... we have blog candy! 
To be eligible to win, you must:
  • Become a follower (if you aren't already) of the Get Inky! Stamps blog
  • Become a follower of each design team member's blog (if you aren't already)
1 Winner will receive the
Joyful Jar Drinks stamp set:

1 Winner will receive a bundle of our 3 new sample stamp sets:

 
Mini Sailboat Sample Set


                  

Beary Special Set

Love Bugs Sample Set

And THREE design team members have hidden gift certificates valued at $5, $10, and $15. Remember that commenting on every stop of the hop increases your chances of winning!

Winners will be announced on Wednesday June 5th
HERE at the Get Inky! Stamps blog.

Please  join us during our
bi-weekly challenges @ Get Inky! Challenge


In the event you missed blogs along your journey, here's the entire lineup so you can go back and check-out what everyone has done!

We would like to
"Thank You" 
for hopping along with us!
 
                                                        AND THE




Cool and Glittery Lemonade fun - Get, Inky! Style


Hello, Get, Inky! friends! It's Jessi from Kissin' Krafts.  Have you had time to enter our Glitter Challenge on the Get, Inky! Challenge Blog? If not, what are you waiting for? There is still time to create! Grab that glitter and GO!

Here is the card I made using the Get, Inky! Stamps Joyful Jar Drinks set:


As soon as I heard of the glitter challenge, I was somewhat worried! I do not craft with glitter, so I was stumped on what I was going to create! So as I was staring at my Get, Inky! sets, it finally dawned on me to use glitter on the ice stamp from the Joyful Jar Drinks set! I am super pleased with how that turned out!


We cannot wait to see what you create! Stop by the Get, Inky! Challenge Blog to see the details and prizes that could be yours!

Supplies:
Get, Inky! Stamps - Joyful Jar Drinks stamp set

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Are YOU a Glitter Fan?

Hello, Get Inky! Stamps fans, it's Julie from Muddy Paws & Inky Fingers with today's glittery inspiration.  And it's Wednesday -- I can see the weekend from here!  Woot!

I don't know about you, but I am not a huge glitter fan.  It's way too messy for me.  I once made a glittery project out on my deck on a cold day in October, and I STILL found glitter from one end of my house to the other.  There seems to be no way to avoid it.  Especially with 3 dogs (that make 12 paws) tracking it around with them. So, I tend to use glitter alternatives, like glitter glue.  So, even though the current theme is glitter.  I cheated just a little bit.  See what you think!


I used a Get Inky! digi stamp on the sailboat and paper pieced it.  That was a new digi technique for me, but was very easy to do.  Then, after I fussy cut each piece, I used a corresponding color of glitter glue, a spritz of water, and a paint brush, and painted on my glitter glue.  Here's a close up so you can hopefully see the sparkle a little better.


Can you see how each piece of the sailboat -- even the flag -- has it's own glittery wonderfulness to it?  It's a great technique if you don't like to get messy.

The "Birthday Wishes" sentiments is from the Get Inky! Stamps Sew Sweet Cupcakes stamp set. 

For more about this card, please visit my blog and tell me what you think of my glitter technique.  Did I cheat?  Don't forget to link up to the current glitter challenge.

And the Get Inky! Stamps design team is having their first (FIRST) 1st ever blog hop June1-3 for National REPEAT r-e-p-e-a-t repeat day!  Please join us for all the fun starting here!

Monday, May 27, 2013

When Life Gives You Lemons...Add Glitter!

Hi, Its Ann here from the Get Inky! Design Team and today I have my spin on our Glitter challenge going on at our challenge blog.  I made this summery card with the intention of it being used as an all girls (sorry guys) only crafty party invitation.   The outside reads "When life gives you lemons" and the inside reads; "Make lemonade".  Both sentiments are from the "Joyful Jars" cling stamp set from Blue Moon.



The sentiment on the face of the card was stamped with Barn Door red Distress ink by Ranger, and I stamped it onto a digital stamp "Banner" from Get Inky! for Blue Moon Creation.  The papers I used are from my stash of G 45 Bathing Beauties papers. I made the lacey border on the papers' edges with a Creative Memories border maker and Scallops cartridge.  The mini pom pom trim and the dotted swiss ribbon trims are both from Stampin' Up!.  Note that the little brads holding up the banner are tall glasses of lemonade, these were from my own stash.  I used the jar and the handle stamp from the Joyful Jars Cling Stamps collection from Get Inky!  I stamped with black Archival ink onto some scraps of plastic left over from some packaging.  I traced the outline of both images with a black glaze pen to add some relief.  Once the ink was dry I added   extra fine glitters by Glitter Ritz.  The lemonade in the jar is actually just the bottom part of the jar which I stamped onto a scrap of card stock and coloured with pencils.  The ice cubes and lemon wedges are also stamps from the Joyful Jars collection which I stamped onto white card stock, coloured with glaze pens and added Glitter ritz. The ice cubes and lemons are under the plastic and over the lemonade to give it that 3-D look.  I used dimensional foam and some paper manipulating techniques to give the lemonade a concave look and adhered the plastic and papers together with Glossy Accents.  The whole jar is fixed to the card with dimensional foam.

I hope that this gives you some inspiration on how to use stamps and glitter.  Please check out the challenge blog and give it a try!  Also, join us from Saturday June 1 to 3 for our very first Blog Hop!  We are all very excited about this.  And if you would like to see what else I am up to just pop over to my blog: Annmakes!  Thanks for viewing and go GetInky!


Saturday, May 25, 2013

What's the Buzz?!

Hi all! Sarah here!
Today I used the Buzzing Bees stamp set to do a cute card as inspiration for the Die Cut Challenge going on! Remember there are still a few days to enter into the challenge here!

You can buy this stamp set here!


Don't you just love Spellbinders dies?!
To see more about this card visit me at It's What Keeps Me Sane


Don't forget about our Repeat Blog Hop starting on June 1st!!


Friday, May 24, 2013

Guest Designer Day - Die Cut Challenge - Susan B

Good day all! This is Susan and I get to be Guest Designer today here at Get Inky! Stamps. I have to say that I love die cuts and it definitely assisted me in this challenge. 



For this card, I used the Top Note die with my Cuttlebug after gluing down 1 inch squares on a scrap piece of paper. I love the scrappy quilt look of this . The stamp set that I used is the Sew Sweet Cupcakes set that you can find over at Blue Moon Creations. I hope that this gives you inspiration to come and join our challenge at the Get Inky Challenge Blog for our Show Us Some Die Cuts Challenge. Hurry on over as it closes out tomorrow. Until next time....

Happy Scrappin' 

Sue B
DT Member

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Design Team Inspiration

Hello Scrappy World!  Tonya here to share with you my take on the Die Cut Challenge at Get Inky! 






 



My die cut bee is a file from Scraptastical Kreations.  The bee was perfect for the Blue Moon Creations Buzzing Bees Stamp Set.  The sentiment I chose from the set is one piece.  So, I inked the half that I wanted to be able to seperate the phrases.   The bee's face is a face stamp from Peachy Keen Stamps.  I inked it in white so that it would stand out against the papers.  The flowers on the yellow strip are from the Buzzing Bees Stamp Set.  I spruced them up with Black Diamond Stickles, of course.  =) 

For more details and pictures, please head over to my blog







Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Bee Happy Box

Happy Wednesday, Get Inky! Stamps fans! Julie Odil here from Muddy Paws & Inky Fingers. It's Hump Day -- we can see the weekend from here! Woohoo!  Have you entered the Get Inky! Stamps Challenge yet? We're having a "show us your diecuts" challenge, and I have some inspiration for you.




I used the Buzzing Bees set throughout this project -- bees, sentiment, even the flowers.  This stamp set is {HUGE} and has so many possibilities.
Here's another angle that really shows off the adorable bees:
 
 
and that's it for me.  Come back tomorrow for some more inspiration. And, don't forget to enter the challenge.  For all the details of this project, I'd love it if you'd visit my blog!

The Get Inky! Stamps design team is going to have their first ever blog hop June 1-3, celebrating National Repeat (repeat) {repeat} Day on June 3.  How fun is that?!? Join in on the fun, inspiration, and of COURSE  PRIZES! 

Friday, May 17, 2013

Buzzing Die Cuts

Hi There! It's me Ann from the Design Team here at Get Inky!
 Today I get to share with you my take on using die cuts with some fabulous stamps from Get Inky! for Blue Moon Creation.

Here is my bookmark.  For those of us who still read paper books!



I used a piece of gold paper as the base.  I die cut a white piece of card stock with a Honey comb steel die by Cuddle bug.  I overlaid  the white honey comb on the gold back ground.  I made a ticket from some more white card stock and I used a steel die by Spellbinders which I embossed after  cutting. Using some Distress yellow ink by Ranger, I added the colour to its edges.  I used a Get Inky! clear stamp "What's the BUZZ all about" to stamp the saying.  Onto another small piece I stamped a Bee, also from the Get Inky! clear stamp collection.  Both stamps are from the Buzzing Bees collection over at Get Inky! I coloured the bee with   white and yellow coloring pencils.  I just cut out the bee and used a piece of dimensional foam tape to adhere it to the ticket and then the bookmark.  I made the cord from a black and white twisted wool with some yellow embroidery thread.  I also made the tassel with the same strings.  I had this cute bee button that I threaded the cord through the shank.

Don't forget to check out the Die Cuts challenge going on.

I hope that this gives you some ideas on the many ways you can combine die cuts and stamps.  Thanks for looking!  You can check out more of my ideas at my blog: Annmakes.http://annmakes.blogspot.com

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Design Team Member Tracey - Die Cut Inspiration

Hi everyone Tracey's here it my day today so the new challenge which is DIE CUT is here.




So I have used some of my spellbinder dies in pearl card & purple & the sentiment is off of  the stamp set Sew Sweet Cupcakes, which you can get from the shop here. Also added some purple satin ribbon & purple gems all this onto white card & layered on to purple.

Thanks for look & please join us this time.

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Design Team Member Beth ~ Challenge #3 Flowers


Hi, Beth here from The Crafty Scrap Yard!


Today's card is all about flowers! The flowers on this card remind of the Black-Eyed Susan's & Sunflowers I would always see when I was living in the Midwest.

Do you need to send a "thank you"; with this card you can send both flowers & your thanks in one! 
  ツ  
    

My design:






For my card I used the Sew Sweet Cupcakes  stamp set which you can find here.  You can find out about our current challenge posted on our Get Inky! Challenge Blog.  


I hope you stop back soon again to visit soon. ♥♥(ˆ◡ˆ)♥


~Beth DT

Friday, May 10, 2013

I'm sharing a card -- help me share my excitement!

Greetings, Get Inky fans!  My name is Julie Odil and I'm pleased to be a new designer for the Get Inky! stamps team.  Today is my first post and I'm super excited to be here!


Here's a picture of my girl, Molly and I.  Molly is a 12 year old Golden Retriever.  I have 3 Goldens in my house.  One of them, Sophie, goes to work with me everyday.  She and I both work full-time in the local nursing home.  I work as the activity director.  She works at spreading joy and collecting treats. If you follow my blog, Muddy Paws and Inky Fingers (and I hope you do!), you'll hear tales of my dogs.  I occasionally talk of my husband of 29 years, too!

I love, love, love to stamp, so being on this design team is sooooo much fun for me.  If I can find a way to stamp on a project, I do.  And the Get Inky! Stamps have so many possibilities.  This is going to be great! 

I made a card for you today using stamps from two sets -- "Sew Sweet Cupcakes" and "Buzzing Bees".  They are both available here in the store. For more details about the card, please visit my blog.



There's still time to link up to the current challenge and win your choic of 3 free digis, but you'll want to get going because the challenge ends at midnight tonight.  Hurry! It's worth! There's great digi stamps in the store to choose from!

I look forward to many more happy stamping moments with Get Inky! Stamps.

Thursday, May 9, 2013

CAS with Get, Inky! Stamps


Hello, Get, Inky! fans! It's Jessi here from Kissin' Krafts. Today I am super excited to share a card I made using the Sew Sweet Cupcakes and Buzzing Bees stamp sets.

As you may know, the current challenge over on the Get, Inky! Challenge blog is Flowers. So I created this very simple card that would be perfect for birthdays or even for Mother's Day!


To create the stems of the flowers, I used the cupcake wrapper ribbon stamp (from the Sew Sweet Cupcakes) and taped off one side during the inking process. When I was ready to stamp, I simple removed the tape and stamped the image.

I really  love the flowers the stamps create when you use the back of the flower stamps in the Sew Sweet Cupcakes stamp set. Once I stamp the flower backing, I used the dot stamp to create the center of the flowers. Last, I used the outline flower stamp to highlight the flowers a little more.  


The simple sentiment is from the Buzzing Bees stamp set. To add dimension to the card, I added the sentiment on foam dots, to make it pop off the card.


Thank you for stopping by today! Hope you all will hop on over to the Get, Inky! Challenge blog and share your flower creation!

What to see/learn more about Get, Inky! Stamps? Stop by our website HERE.

Supplies:
Get, Inky! Stamps - Sew Sweet Cupcakes and Buzzing Bees stamp sets

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Don't Worry BEE happy!


Hi! My name is La-Vie Borde-Perry and this is officially my first post as a design team member for Get Inky! Stamps by Blue Moon Creation! I'm so excited! I've been learning a lot and having fun already!!!



Here's my life in a nutshell: I'm a wife, mother of 2 and entrepreneur. 
I began scrapbooking in 2005 when my daughter was born 10 weeks premature. I was struck by an urgent need to document her life. My father, a professional painter and artist, always took many pictures and created albums with detailed info on the picture backs. I never knew I had the 'artist gene' until I started scrapbooking and journaling. My crafts are my heart and soul displayed for all to see. They are works of art that evoke emotion; sometimes laughter, other times tears. I consider myself to be an all-around crafter that will try any type of craft at least once. 
My style is clean and simple. My favorite techniques are stamping (physical and digital), masking, using Tim Holtz Distress Ink to create backgrounds, dry and heat embossing, coloring with Copic, Tim Holtz Distress or watercolor markers, mosaic layouts, paper piecing with die cuts, using flowers, ribbon, bling or glitter to add that wow factor. In my layouts, the pictures are the star, however I love to set the scene in order for those pictures to shine.  
Friends urged me to turn my passion into a home-based business in 2011. Thus, C'est La-Vie Designs Unlimited, LLC was born. I love to create custom, unique crafts for clients. One of my top three crafty goals for 2013 was to join a progressive design team to showcase my talents while meeting many new crafty friends. I'm so glad to serve on the Get Inky! Stamps Design Team by Blue Moon Creation. Let the inspiration begin!


There's still time to join in on the current Get Inky! Stamps challenge Fabulous Floral Fun - use flowers in your project. I really let my creativity fly on this one to inspire and entice you! Get Inky! Stamps offers flowers in both physical and digital form but I wanted to show you how to get more out of the stamps by creating my own flower. The stamps I used were the bow in the Joyful Jar Drinks set, the curved ribbon in the Sew Sweet Cupcakes set and the bee and sentiment from the Buzzing Bees set. For more information on this card and a detailed tutorial with pictures please visit my blog.

To purchase Get Inky! Stamps and create your own masterpiece, please stop by the website.

La-Vie


Tuesday, May 7, 2013

FLOWERS EVERYWHERE



Hi Tracey here it my day on the blog. This is my project for the currant challenge which is here.


 
 
So I have gone with Potted Flowers which you can buy from the show here.
 
So I have coloured this digi in with distress inks just to give it a water coloured look. Then made a frame to go over the top, added the flowers, gems & the stitching around the edges.
 
 
 

Sunday, May 5, 2013

I Can't Help Pollen for these Challenges :)

Hey Everyone! 
Sarah here today to share a quick cute card I made using the current challenge's theme!!


I love the Buzzing Bees set! There are sooo many different sentiments on it that can fit with just about anything! My dad needed a quick card to give my mom and this was so easy to whip out.
If you have need for a quick card, this is a must for go-tos!
To see details on the products I used to make this set come visit my blog.

Don't forget to go link up your projects with the challenge!

Saturday, May 4, 2013

3-D Flowers and Bees, Oh My!

Hi Inky followers! Thia here with a layout I created using the Get Inky! Stamps Mini Buzzing Bees Bee-Day Set (sneak peak at our new set soon to be available) and a sentiment from the Buzzing Bees Set. I stamped the bees directly onto the page as well as on a sheet of white to fussy cut, color and add dimension. I colored the bees in using Copic Markers...I used their clear glitter pen on the wings.




On the flowers, I fussy cut sections from additional flowers (scraps) and used glue or dimensional double sided adhesive tape for a 3-D look. I topped the flowers with pearls to match the paper.

The paper is from Recollections, The Neapolitan Collection (nice stuff and it was on sale at Michaels! Buy one get one FREE!).

This week at Peachy Keen Challenge their theme is flowers too! Why not link up HERE and THERE?! (I'm so excited as I'm scheduled to be a Guest Designer for them on Tuesdays next month!)

Thanks for stopping by today! We can't wait to see how you Get Inky!





Friday, May 3, 2013

Just BEE-cause...

Happy Friday! Ashley here today to share with you some inspiration for our current Fabulous Floral Fun Challenge!

One lucky winner will receive a sample stamp set from Get Inky! and EVERYONE who enters the challenge will receive their choice of THREE digital stamps - how awesome is that?!

I made a treat bag for the challenge using a few stamps from our Buzzing Bees stamp set. I love how versatile the set is!


So easy to make, and the stamps work great! They're stamped in Memento "Tuxedo Black" ink. More details about the treat bag can be found on my blog. I filled the treat bag with lemon drops - and boy am I glad there were extra left because I've been snacking on them like crazy. Maybe I'll just have to give the treat bag to myself... :)

Thanks for stopping by and hope to see you linking up!
~Ashley

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Fabulous Floral Fun Inspiration

Happy Wednesday!

The current challenge over on the Get Inky! Challenge blog is Fabulous Floral Fun - use flower(s) on your project.  AND every participant who follows the challenge rules when participating in our challenge will receive 3 FREE DIGI STAMPS!!!   Woo Hoo!! 

Here's my take on the Fabulous Floral Fun challenge............

 

I used Blue Moon Creation's Buzzing Bees Stamp Set for this little cutie.  The stamp set has a flower included, but no leaves/stems.  So I got creative.  :-)  The set includes two 'bee tracks,' one dashed and one solid lined.  I took the solid 'tracks' and inked just the portion I wanted and stameds the 'stems and leaves,' then stamped the flower on top.   Perfect!!   After I added the bee and his trail, I used distress inks (Salty Ocean & Mowed Lawn) to color the background.  The flowers and bee were colored with distress and Copic markers.  Pearls were added to the centers to give the card some dimension.  A touch of icicle Stickles to finish the bee's wings. 

Go Get Inky! and link your creation up HERE.

Be sure to visit my blog to see more about my card and all the supplied I used.