Monday, March 31, 2014

Create Stamp Twist Fold Card for your Monday Mojo!

We're excited to share with you today an entry that meets our challenge for our Monday MOJO!  Check out this circle twist fold card by Lyn T.




Lyn's cirle twist fold card is PERFECT!  We like the embossing, all the circles, folds including the cute MOOSE and Butterfly!

Thank you, Lyn for starting our week off with some GREAT Mojo!  To view more of Lyn's creations visit her blog here:http://mypurplehouse.wordpress.com/2014/03/22/i-moose-tell-you


Thank you for joining us today!

Don't forget to enter your circle designs over at our current challenge @http://getinkychallenge.blogspot.com

Saturday, March 29, 2014

" A circle is round, it has no end. For that is how long we shall be friends!"


The current Get Inky! challenge is to use circles on your project -
Get out all your circle punches and stamps!

Last week I wrote a post explaining how I made the 'flowers' pictured above -
 today I am showing how I used them!


This was my first card - I just added the embellishment to a white card blank (with rounded corners) and matted with some hand-made paper.
 I also punched a scalloped circle from this, on which to mount the sentiment.
The final touch was the lace around the edges!

My second card used the thread embellishment...


This time I mounted the 'flower' on top of a scalloped circle and decided on a circular easel card
 using yellow card.


The 'leaves' of the 'flower' are also folded circles punched from green card -
 and I punched circles from the 'word' paper (from my scraps)
for the stand.

You will find more details on my blog

Hope you will join in!!

Happy Crafting!




Friday, March 28, 2014

Friday Freebie!

Hello, it's Friday and we have a fun freebie for all our fans.   I have to share with you my inspiration for this lovely image:


The sailboat and sky were done in water colours (Staedler), the waves are strips of die cut waves and pieces of ribbons adhered onto the card base with Xyron adhesive.
Have fun with your own sailboat!
Ann, DT

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Thank You with circles

Hi, all my inky friends and family!

Yesterday for our "Whatcha Workin On Wednesday", I gave you a sneak peek of what I was working on for my project inspiration for the current challenge at BMCCS (aka Get Inky!) .  The current challenge is to use circle(s) or circle punches . . . and you still have till Wednesday to get your projects entered.

For my card I used circle punches along with faux circle stitching from "Circles of Love" stamp set by BMCCS (aka Get Inky!) along with "Sew Sweet Cupcake" stamp set and paper from The Paper Temptress.  Here's how it turned out:

Supplies:
black Momento ink
Helmar Scrap Dots 3D adhesive
1' circle punch
1-3/8" circle punch

This was so much fun to make . . . and a little challenging.  It was challenging for me to get the half and quarter circles to line up just right. :)  Honestly, it really wasn't that hard . . . just need a steady hand.  (If you want detailed instructions on making this card, please visit me at UpintheNightwithKat.)

Using the new stamp set "Circles of Love" was so much fun to use . . . and so much easier than trying to do faux stitching by hand.  So if you haven't tried out one of Get Inky!'s new faux stitching sets, you really need to do so . . . so much FUN and so much EASIER!!! 

Remember, you still have a week to get your projects entered for BMCCS (aka Get Inky!) "Circle" challenge.  I can't wait to see what everyone comes up with. :)

Until next time . . . let's GET INKY!!!

Kathy

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Whatcha Workin' on?

Hi, all my inky friends and family!

As some of you know, I just got back from a weekend scrapbooking retreat . . . I had a GREAT time!!!  And since I had such a GREAT time, I did a "Thank You" card for the couple who runs the retreat - "Memories on Marshal" in St. Louis.  Click HERE if you would like to see it.

Well, since there is a new challenge over at Blue Moon Creation Crafting Station (aka Get Inky!) challenge, I decided to use the same pattern, but add circles and some Get Inky! stamp on it.  Here's where I am at so far:


Make sure to stop back tomorrow to see the final product . . . and for instructions on how I did it.  You won't be disappointed . . . at least, I hope you won't be. lol

Now that you have seen what I am working on this wonderful Wednesday morning, what is everyone else working on?  Well, remember you still have a week to get your projects entered in on BMCCS (aka Get Inky!) "circle" challenge.

So let's Get Inky!!!!

Kathy

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Circle Critter

 Hello, it's Ann here from the Design Team and also from Annmakes.  today I am sharing with you my little creation in the hopes of inspiring you to enter the Circle Challenge going on over at the Get Inky! Challenge blog.



So how do you like my caterpillar?  He was fun to make with a bunch of circle punches and the cutest stamps from Blue Moon Creations, available here.   Stop by my blog for more details and join in the fun over at our Challenge blog!

Thanks for looking!

Monday, March 24, 2014

Mojo Monday - Circle Punch

Welcome to Mojo Monday!!


Hey Everyone!

As you see, we are working with the - Use Circle Punches Challenge - I decided to do something different with them, and make a cute scaled texture. I was inspired by the new style of purses coming out. 


So all I used for my 3x4 card is a 1.5 inch circle punch, and covered my card with them! So simple, and has a crazy cute look when done! I then made a border with washi tape - added two jewels, and a stamp from the Hugs, Love, and Misses stamp set!

I hope this inspires you to use your punches in different ways!



Sunday, March 23, 2014

Circle Punch Inspiration


Hi, Judy here with my inspiration card for this week's challenge at Get Inky!  The challenge's theme is Circle Punches.  Perfect challenge to use some of the great stamps from 
Get Inky!  


I had fun making this card. I found a pattern on Pinterest called a Step Out card.  You can find the tutorial for this card here

Side View




To create my card I used Get Inky's stamp set called Circle of Love.  This is a great set  and I used about 10 stamps from the set to make the card. To create the background I stamped different stitched circles from the set in red ink over the white card stock until I had a pattern I was pleased with.  I then layered the large circle sentiment stamp with layers of papers I cut with a circle paper punch and  added a large button and some flowers.

There is still  time to enter the circle punch challenge.  Just create your card and enter it here


Saturday, March 22, 2014

Circle Challenge Inspiration ~ Sue B

Greetings all:

Today I get to share a little circle inspiration. Over at the BMC Crafting Station Get Inky Challenge Blog we are seeing circles. I decided to make my circles balloons with a very special message. I think it was quite clever. Here is my card:


Here is the recipe:

* Get Inky! Stamps by Blue Moon Creation: Hugs, Love and Misses Ovals
* Old Close to My Heart paper
* Prima Rosarian Collection 6 x 6 paper stack
* Rhinestones
* Recollections Twine
* Close to My Heart Exclusive Inks: Ruby, Outdoor Denim, Black
* Sharpie Paint Pen: White
* Ranger Glossy Accents

Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope that you will join us for the Circle Challenge. Until next time....

Friday, March 21, 2014

Hop Into Spring with CIRCLES!

Hey there inky moonbeam crafters! We have a new challenge going on over on our challenge blog...CIRCLES!!! So why not hop into Spring with us and join our challenge? Just click on the Get Inky Challenge link up there under links over on the side panel! 
We look forward to seeing YOUR crafty creations!


Thursday, March 20, 2014

Thoughtful Thursday

So... it's the first day of Spring...and I have been thinking Spring flowers and colours!
I decided to make a wreath out of lots of appropriate ribbons:


I then started thinking about the next Get Inky! Challenge - using circle punches.
I wondered if I could use the same technique to make some 'flower' embellishments.

I used circle punches to make two rings and then tied ribbon round one, thread around the other:


Then - with a couple of Get Inky! stamps, I added 'faces':


See more info at my blog Calling All Crafters!

You might see one of these on my DT card for this next challenge - Watch out for it!!

Happy Crafting!



Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Whatcha Workin On Wednesday


Hi, Judy here with Whatcha Workin On Wednesday.  My photo show some of the elements for my card for the upcoming challenge at Get Inky! next week using circle punches. I am using a card pattern I found on Pinterest, few of Get Inky's stamps and of course circle punches.   This challenge starts on Friday March 21st but you will have to check back here on March 23 to see my completed card.

Do you have any idea what I am making for this challenge?  Have I stirred up your curiosity? Come join us next week, we would love to see your creations.  

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Copics and Cardstocks

Hey there Inky Moonbeams! Top of the mornin' to ya! Today I am going to share with you the importance of cardstock choices when coloring with Copic markers. A big problem is the wrong type of cardstock will soak up your markers and then it will appear as if you colored out of the lines. Good cardstock for Copics won't do that. (X-press It Blending and Neenah are my favorites.) Check out this card I created yesterday on plain old cardstock...
The colors are dull, it sucked up my ink leaving it splotchy, just not that pretty.
Now take a look at this one that I colored a few weeks ago and used Neenah cardstock...

Can you see the difference in the brightness of colors? Next time you are about to color an image, test your cardstock first to make sure your Copics work with your cardstock choice. It truly makes all the difference!

One last thing before I cut you loose...go link up your St. Patricks Day creations, or anything you've created using only green, over on our Get Inky challenge blog. The Super Inky prize is a GREAT one, so see if you can obtain super inky status! Click on the link at the top under links to get there.

Monday, March 17, 2014

Monday Mojo Mention

Hi, all our inky friends and family!!!

How is everyone this Monday morning?  I know I am happy it is FINALLY getting warmer around here . . . though we did have some snow Saturday night (but it melted by Sunday night).

With it being Monday, it is time for our Monday Mojo Mention . . . and today we are featuring a project by D- Designs by Dragonfly that she entered into our current Get Inky! Challenge "St. Patrick's Day/Green".


D- used a new digi stamp from her Get Inky! Moonbeams membership on her card . . . and she did an AMAZING job with it!   We just LOVE her coloring and how she keeps the focus on the image . . . and we just LOVE how she fussy cut some of the shamrocks to use as extra elements on her card.  Just AMAZING!!!

Thank you, D-, for getting our mojo off to a GREAT start this Monday morning . . . and due to your GREAT card, we should have our mojo fix for the whole week.  

To see more of this card or some of D-'s other creations, visit her blog at Designs by Dragonfly . . . you won't be disappointed.  I know we weren't. :)

Now let's Get Inky!!!!
Kathy

Sunday, March 16, 2014

DT Member Beth ~ Challenge #9 Green/St. Patty's Day

Hi, Beth here from The Crafty Scrap Yard!

I decided to color the Happy St. Patrick's Day digital image and sentiment for this challenge. It is bright and colorful and I like the clover scattered throughout along with the happy face just above the clouds.   Have a nice St. Patrick's Day and don't forget to wear green tomorrow!  

My design:



More details about my card can be found on my blog here.

I used St. Patrick's Day digital stamp set & sentiment.  You can find out more 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 Coordinator

Saturday, March 15, 2014

St Patty's Day Challenge

Hi there...Susan R here!

I just wanted to show you my DT inspirational card now that it's finished!
This is for the current challenge at Get Inky! Challenges
and you still have three or four days to join in...

You may remember I started by paper piecing this portion of my card, using the lovely digi from


Now I have put together the rest of my card including another Get Inky! digi:


For more details please take a look at my blog Calling All Crafters!

Hope we will see your St Pat's Day creation!

Happy Crafting!


Thursday, March 13, 2014

It's the Wearin' of the Green...

Sue B here to share my Green/St. Patrick's Day Inspiration Challenge Card. I have to admit that St. Patrick's Day is a favorite holiday of mine from childhood. It was a day of nothing but Irish music, food and time spent with my favorite Nanny! I decided to make my card with at interactive piece to it. Here is my card and I can explain.

The sprig of 4 leaf clovers detach to become a lapel pin!!! Here is what I used to make my card:

- Misc. colored cardstock (I have accumulated so much throughout the years I don't know where I have gotten them)

- Inky Moonbeams Club Digital Stamp (Happy St. Patrick's Day Clovers)

- Stella Wink Glitter Pen (Yellow)

- Clovers cut with my Cameo Silhouette

I hope you will join us for the Green/St. Patrick's Day Challenge. Thanks for stopping by and we look forward to seeing your creations as well. Until next time...

~ Sue B ~

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Whatcha Doin? Wednesday...

Hello it is Wednesday and I am going to work on some cards for a competition that some of us Get Inky! gals are entering.  I can't show you the finished versions as I have yet to put the final touches on them.  The PCS (Paper Crafts & Scrapbooking magazine) 2014 stamping Royalty Contest is a fun challenge and the cards that are not selected will be donated to Operation Write Home.  For me that's a good enough reasons to send in some of my cards.

Here is a picture of my crafting desk:



I am using the beautiful stamps from Blue Moon Creations and my trusty Prismacolour pencils.   Entering other challenges is fun and does benefit others, give it a try.

 The mug warmer in the top right corner sits empty.....  I better get some coffee on there soon so I can create more cards!

Have a great day!

Ann DT (Annmakes)

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Green Beer Inspiration

     Hi everyone!  Lyne here, from Lynn's Everyday Ideas, with your latest challenge inspiration. 
     My family is not Irish, but you can't help hear about green beer so that's where my inspiration came from. I used Get Inky's jar and handle to create a beer mug and then used a blending tool to ink it a light green.  The shamrocks are cut from patterned paper.  I attached the mug to the card using an action wobble.  It made me think of people having to much and sloshing their mug around...silly I know! 
     Can't wait to see what you create!

Monday, March 10, 2014

Monday's Mojo Mention ~ 3/10/14

Good morning!  It's Monday and we're featuring an entry from our first March challenge: Green/St. Patrick's Day! by Chery Ann.



Cheryl Ann's pop up card is ADORABLE! We like the banner and the graphics;, especially the four leaf clovers and the chick peeking out of the pot.

Thank you Cheryl Ann for getting us started this Monday morning.  We have our mojo for the week!  To view more of Cheryl Ann's creations please visit her blog here: http://cafexpressions.blogspot.com



Thank you, for joining us today! 

Don't forget to enter your button designs over at our current challenge @http://getinkychallenge.blogspot.com

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Smooch, Im Irish...

Hi it's Ann from the Design Team with a fun card just in time for Saint Patrick's Day.  I may not be of Irish   heritage but I sure love any reason to celebrate and wear Green!  I hope my card makes you smile.  If you go over to my blog: Annmakes, I will share the details with you of how I made this Lucky card!


You can share your St. Patty's day inspirations with us over at our challenge blog: here.
Thanks for stopping by and have fun!

Thursday, March 6, 2014

New Challenge! Use Green!!


Good Morning!

The current challenge over at Blue Moon Creation Crafting Station (aka Get Inky) is all about GREEN! We want to see you use green!

Well, for my project this week, I used "Hip to be square" stamp set by Get Inky! stamps by Blue Moon Creation for this project. I just used the big square stamp as a background!

Thanks for stopping by!
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Thoughtful Thursday . . .

Hi, all my inky friends and family!!!

How is everyone doing today . . .or this week?  Honestly, it seems like I am burning the end of both candles, as they say.  But not to worry, I am still able to get my crafting in . . . NOTHING gets in the way of my getting INKY!!!  lol

As I working on a card earlier this week, I was also pondering what I would do for this week's "Thoughtful Thursday" post . . . you know, so sort of "tip".  Well, I as I was cutting my specialty paper, I realized that would be a good post.  I mean, how many of you have "special" paper that you just don't want to use because you only have so much or a special paper that you are trying to save or stretch as much as possible?  I know, I do . . . in fact, a couple months ago, I received some wonderful paper from The Paper Temptress to do a project and it was so wonderful, I wanted to stretch it as much as possible. Those who follow me on UpintheNightwithKat.blogspot.com, know I do use a lot of layering in may cards . . . but I don't actually use as much paper as you might think.

When making my cards, I always just make the card front that I can add to a card base at a later date.  For two reasons - (1) it saves space when storing my cards and (2) it helps when I am tring to stretch my "special" paper.  When I mat or start layering, I cut the middle out of the paper (if I am able) in order to save paper to use for another project.  And then if I feel it is going to "sag" in the middle, I use Helmar's Scrap Dot 3D adhesive to help . . . it is like a gel, so I add it to the very back and then when I place my paper "stack" to my card and it evens everything out.  Here's some pics to show you how I do this:

First, make marks on the front or back side of your paper . . . to come up with how much to leave, I take the amount I want left on each side and add 1/2" and then mark each corner like this:



Then I take my paper trimmer and line up a dot with the little "pointer" on my blade and make a cut to the next dot.  Like this:


Then repeat on each of the other three sides.  To help, I sometimes make a line above the first cut to help me line up.  Like this:


Once I am all done, I have the following:


Now I have a "mat" to go for my card, plus some paper to use for another project.  Here's a card I did (and showed you a month or so ago) using this technique but I using both red and black mica/metallic paper from The Paper Temptress along with "Sew Sweet Cupcake" stamp set from Get Inky!:


On another note, remember there is a challenge still going on over at Blue Moon Creation Crafting Station (aka Get Inky!) that you can try this and enter a project.

Till next time . . . let's GET INKY!!!!

Kathy

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Watcha Workin' on Wednesday!

Hi! Susan R here!

Well, before we know it we will have a new challenge at Get Inky!

(And it is either GREEN or St Patrick's Day)

So I have been working on my DT card...

Firstly I thought I would go green...


I thought I would take a green card base and a couple of different greens in cardstock
 and use some circular nesting dies.

I then used some stamps from Get Inky! Stamps to make a banner and stamp on the inner circle.

'Shoot for the moon' was stamped and then covered with a mask before stamping the moon.

I also thought about the stars - and did some dry embossing on some metal foil.


But then I had another idea - this time for St Patty's Day...
there's always gold at the end of the rainbow!

I took another Get Inky! stamp and some papers the colours of the rainbow
and then did some paperpiecing..





Anyway I am hoping that this will give you some inspiration,

but I am afraid you are going to have to wait a while to see my final DT card

but you can see some more of my ideas on my blog Calling All Crafters!

Happy Crafting!