Thursday, February 27, 2014

DT Kathy - Roses are Red . . .

Hi, all my Inky friends and family!

The current challenge over at Blue Moon Creation Crafting Station (aka Get Inky) is all about buttons . . . doesn't matter if you use one, two or a dozen just as long as you use buttons on your project.

Well, for my project this week, I thought I would do something a little different from the usual card . . . I decided to do a canvas to show you how Get Inky! stamps can also be used in a mixed media form. Here's how it turned out:

I used "Hip to be square" and "Sew Sweet Cupcakes" stamps sets by Get Inky! stamps by Blue Moon Creation for this project.  For more information on how to make your own white-washing canvas, visit me over at for further instructions.

And for those of you who have been following me for the past two years on my own personal blog, you might recognize the white-washing technique and paper I used on this project.  I had so many squares leftover from the one I did over a year ago, that I decided to use them for this project . . . I am trying to clear out my older stuff so I can get new stuff. The bad thing is I don't remember the paper collection I used for the squares. 

Till next time . . .

Let's Get Inky!!!


Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Buttons to Heal you

Hello1 It's Ann here from the Design team with a fun card I made using some buttons. These are one of my favourite supply to use and I collect thousands of them.  I was happy to make a little something using these little beauties to give you some inspiration for our current "Use Buttons" challenge.

For more information and ideas, please stop by my blog: Annmakes.  Ok now go have some fun!

Monday, February 24, 2014

Monday's Mojo Mention ~ 2/24/14

It's another Monday morning and today we're featuring an entry from our current challenge: Buttons, buttons, everywhere! by Fiona.

Fiona is on top of things and starting to create her holiday cards NOW!  We like the papers she chose, the scalloped circle, punched paper, the CUTE bear with the glittery hat along with the poinsettia button flowers.  

Thanks, Fiona for giving us some MOJO to get us started on our Monday morning!

To view more of Fiona's creations, please visit her blog @ Handmade by Fiona McCarthy 

Thank you, for joining us today! 

Don't forget to enter your button designs over at our current challenge @

Sunday, February 23, 2014

DT Lyne's Halloween Button Card

     Good Morning Get Inky Fans...Lyne here with your button challenge inspiration of the day!  Okay...that was a bit perky even for me, and my nickname in school was Snapple because I was always chipper like the Snapple lady from the commercials.  I just can't help but be happy today because as I type this the sun is shinning enough that DH and DS are outside playing!  For anyone with a three year old you know how much this means.  I digress though and on to my Get Inky project.  
     I used a yard of ribbon and the Get Inky 2013 Halloween set to create this fun card. I wove the ribbon like a messy web and used the button as the "prey" that the spider caught.  The stamps were also just the right size to give the spider some friends without it being too busy.  I share more details about why I'm doing a Halloween card in February if you'd like to pop over to my blog and take a read. 
     As always though I can't wait to see what you create for the button challenge...Get Inky has so many talented fans!

Saturday, February 22, 2014

DT Susan R - Buttons, buttons everywhere!!

Hello, it's Susan here this morning!

I love to use buttons on my projects - and I am sure you do too...

recently suggested an idea for a love bug - this was my version - and I used some buttons!

 Today, however, I am featuring a new 'make' to inspire you to join our latest Get Inky! challenge which is to use buttons on your project!

I have used the 'Sew Sweet Cupcakes' stamp set from Get Inky!
and cut a shaped 'rocker' card for my base -
 you will find more details on my blog Calling All Crafters!

Our challenges now last for TWO weeks so that you have more time to join in! This challenge will last until Wednesday the 5th March at 2 pm PST. 

Please make sure to link back to our challenge blog.

I look forward to seeing your creation...!!

Happy Crafting!

Friday, February 21, 2014

DT Jamie - Use Your Buttons!

Hey Everyone!

I know you have them, a ton of them, and it is time to use them. I am talking about that huge box of buttons that you have. You know the ones, the collection that you have been collecting for the past 10 years, you have all kinds of colors, shapes, sizes, themes, new, old... you know the box. This challenge is for the abandoned buttons in your studio.

I of course used my FAVORITE stamp set, Joyful Jar Drinks

We are changing our challenges to last for TWO weeks now, we understand that everyone is busy, and we want everyone to be able to join in on our challenges. This challenge will last until Wednesday the 5th at 2 pm PST. Please make sure to link back to us!

Thanks for Stopping by!

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

DT Member Beth ~ Challenge # 7 Stamp With Bleach

Hi, Beth here from The Crafty Scrap Yard!

Today's card is inspired from our "Stamp with Bleach" challenge!  I was not familiar with this technique prior to this challenge.  I learned there are different types of techniques and ways to stamp with bleach.  For this challenge I stamped my image with ink and then applied embossing powder.  I then heat embossed the image and then applied a diluted bleach on my image to highlight the areas I chose.  I enjoyed trying this technique and would like to do it again along with trying out some of the other applications I found out about. 

My design:

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

I used Beary Special Cupcake stamp set for my stamp & 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

Monday, February 17, 2014

DT Judy - Stamping with Bleach

Hello - it's Judy here - showing you my card for the latest challenge over at

The challenge is to use bleach on your card. 

There is still a little time to create your card  and enter it here.

Get Inky has some wonderful stamps that can be used in a wide range of formats.
These are the steps and ingredients I used to make my card. 

Stitched circles and  sentiment from Get Inky Stamp Set, Click Here to see them.

Green and Brown card stock from my stash
Flower, pearls and ribbon from my stash

I first made a pad of paper towels pour the bleach on the pad.  I then stamped the several different sizes of the stitched circles on to the brown card stock.  The bleach turned the stamped image a nice soft yellow colour. Very pretty background I think.  My last step was to assemble my card. 

I hope you pop over to the challenge blog and submit your creation made with the stamping with bleach technique. There are some wonderful stamps up for grabs!

Sunday, February 16, 2014

DT Jamie - Using Bleach

Hello there!  Jamie here from the Design Team and the blog Capture-Your-Memories. Today I have for you my little bit of inspiration for the current" Use Bleach" Challenge.  Use SMALL amounts of bleach! Don't go crazy! 

I flicked some bleach on the black paper, and I got a VERY faint look!

I use the Holiday Stamp set! You can fin it here!

Thanks So Much!!

Saturday, February 15, 2014

DT Ann- Using Bleach

Hello there!  Ann here from the Design Team and the blog Annmakes. Today I have for you my little bit of inspiration for the current" Use Bleach" Challenge.  A word of caution first:  For those participating in this challenge please remember to work in a properly ventilated room when using bleach.  Even in small quantities the stuff is nasty!  But oh, the creative results are really cool!

I stamped some hearts using bleach on this card and I think it is a fun effect, have a look.

So crack open a window and remember a tiny bit of bleach can go a longgggg way!  Have fun and go Get Inky!

Friday, February 14, 2014

DT Susan - using Bleach!

Hi there - this is Susan... and a Happy Valentine's Day to you!

But now for something a little different!

This is my DT card for Challenge #7 at Get Inky!

The Design Team were challenged to use bleach - just common or garden household bleach in my case - find out what I did at Calling All Crafters!

This is the result

 I used both digis and clear polymer stamps from Get Inky! to make this card...

I hope you like it...

I also want to show you Kathy's DT card:

Isn't it gorgeous?
She used the "Sew Sweet cupcakes" stamp set and said
 "I used bleach on the solid red to get a different background. I was really happy with how it ended up matching my other papers because with bleach you never now how it will turn out . . . you don't get the same results depending on the paper"

Find out more on her blog at 
Up In the Night with Kathy

Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Smiling Flowers!

Did you get your links in for our Get Inky Challenge this week? We hope so! Have you entered the challenge over at Peachy Keen Stamps yet? It is a sketch challenge and I am entering it with this card that I created with my daughter. As I was trying to get my almost 3 year old daughter ready for bed, she decided she needed to work on a card with me. It had to be a flower with lady bugs. Oh, perfect, I have just the thing in my peachy keen cottage cuts die cut stash! And, my new Get Inky! stamp set with stitched circles works with it perfectly! And since the new PK Stamps of the month arrived, I used some sentiments from it to create this card (with my daughters help, of course)! Oh and we used the PK Challenge Sketch too.

I colored the flower with my Copic Markers, and the ladybugs with my Glaze pens. Added a fabric flower for dimension along with double sided foam adhesive. It came together nicely...I think. Seemed easy too. And I love how the stitching really adds to it. 

I'm also entering it into the coloring challenge over at Addicted To Stamps. There's still time to link up there, so come join the fun!

If you are interested in getting your own set of stitched circles, the name of the set is BMC-0009 Circle of Love and it will soon be listed in our shop. I am so excited about these stamps because my dream for my manufacturer came stamps have that peachy tint to them! Can you believe it?!? Have I mentioned I love Peachy Keen Stamps? They really are the best stamps out there! And now I can get my stamp designs made with that quality us Peachy Fans love! (The hard part is switching all my existing sets over! But it is soooo worth it!)

Oh, and for those of you who would like to put your craftiness to work on a Design Team, Blue Moon Creation Crafting Station is CURRENTLY looking for a few designers to work with our Get Inky! Stamp line starting ASAP through July. Check out the Design Team Call tab at the top for more info on how to apply.

Have a great day! Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Lyne's Valentine Inspiration

     Hi everyone - Lyne here from Lyne's Everyday Ideas for my first 2014 inspiration post here at Get Inky.  The challenge this time is Valentine's/Love.
     Would you believe this is the one holiday I usually buy a card for because I love the sappy poems.  I went a little out of the box and created a Valentine's gift card holder in the shape of a purse. The stitched square and stitched heart are both from Get Inky Stamps.
     I hope you'll come and join us for this challenge.  We love to see all your creations!

Monday, February 10, 2014

Valentine's Love

Monday fun day! Hi Get Inky Fans! Crystal here from Paper, Ribbon and a Little Lipstick.

With Valentines's Day fast approaching we here at Get Inky have been given the challenge to create something with Valentine's theme.

Valentine's is one of my favorite "holidays" because of the colors! Here is my card.

Get Inky has some wonderful bug and flower stamps that are versatile and can be used in a wide range of formats.

Here is the card recipe:

  1. Flower and stem stamps and sentiment from Get Inky Stamp Set "Love Bugs"- Click Here to see it.
  2. Patterned paper is from fancy pants
  3. Card stock is from Bazzill
  4. Ribbon from AC
  5. Button & pearl from my stash
Are you valentine's cards already made? Come and join us on the challenge blog!



Sunday, February 9, 2014

Judy's Inspiration for the Valentine/Love Challenge

Judy here with my card for the Valentine/Love challenge at Get Inky! Challenges this week.  I have created this cupcake card for the challenge using stamps from the Sew Sweet Cupcake stamp set. The stamps for this card can be found here

What a fun card to make. I used a very old technique using shaving cream to represent the icing on the cupcake and to colour the hearts.  I added red ink to the shaving cream cream and stirred up the mixture until it looked like fluffy pink and white icing.  For the bottom of the cake I made the mixture much lighter and added it to some card stock that was cream in color and some what glossy. I stamped my images and sentiment with black Stazon ink.

To complete my card I embossed the background with a Sizzix heart embossing folder, added a white glittered ribbon, a butterfly and some bling. Now my card is ready for my sweetie. 

Thank you for stopping by and I hope you will join in the challenge.  Just create your Valentine/Love card and enter it here.  

Saturday, February 8, 2014

My Valentine!

Hello again - it's Susan - with my Inspirational card for

You will find more details on my blog Calling All Crafters!

I was inspired by the amazing Victorian Valentines
 which were confections of hearts, flowers and lace!

I have used the Blue Moon Creations heart which I received with the January Newsletter from the Inky Moonbeams Club

Hope this inspires you!!

Happy Crafting!

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Felt in Love! Stamping on Felt.

Hi Get Inky Fans! Crystal here from Paper, Ribbon and a Little Lipstick.  Hope you are enjoying your Tuesday on this gorgeous February day.

The card I made for the "Stamping on Felt" challenge over on the Get Inky Challenge Blog was very simple yet stunning.

Stamping on felt was a first time for me, and with help from Blue Moon Creations owner and founder I got a few tips. Use pigment ink :)

Get Inky has some wonderful stamps that are sooo versatile and can be used in a wide range of formats.

Here is the card recipe:

  1. Jar, lemons, lace and sentiment from Get Inky Stamp Set- Click Here to see it.
  2. Paper is from My Minds Eye
  3. Kraft paper card
  4. Twine and Ribbon
  5. Velum paper 
Hope you pop over to the challenge blog and submit your creation stamped on felt. There are some gorgeous stamps up for grabs!

Monday, February 3, 2014

Stamping On, and Using Felt!

Good Morning! Jamie here from Capture-Your-Memories, and today I wanted to share with you my project that contains me stamping on and using felt. You can see, and join this challenge over at Get Inky! Challenge Blogspot.

These challenges are weekly so you don't have much time - I do hope I will see your creation!

Anyway the challenge is to use some felt...
I used a dark piece of blue felt, white card-stock, 3 felt flowers from Recollections, I also used green ribbons, and a blue polka dot brad! The bow was the fun part though, I used Archival ink from Ranger, and stamped the bow on the dark blue felt. I then cut it out, and adhered the green bow on top! The bow is from the Joyful Jar Drinks Stamp Set that can be found here

To find out more about my card take a look at my blog


Sunday, February 2, 2014

A creation using felt!

Hello - it's Susan here - showing you my card for the latest challenge over at

These challenges are weekly so you don't have much time - I do hope I will see your creation!

Anyway the challenge is to use some felt...

I had this beautiful piece of printed felt
 so I just layered it up with some blue and white cardstock! 
The digi is the Spotted Baby Giraffe from Get Inky Stamps 

To find out more about my card take a look at my blog

Happy Crafting!

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Made with 100% Love

Hi, all my crafty friends and family!!!

Kathy, here from Up In The Night With Kat to give you a little inspiration for the "Stamp on Felt" challenge that is going on over at Blue Moon Creation Challenge.  I played around with this quite awhile trying to make sure I could do it correctly . . . Thank goodness for YouTube. :)  I ended up using a swirl stamp from Get Inky's "Love Bugs" stamp collection, Lagoon ink by Close To My Heart and embossed it with Turquoise embossing powder onto a flower which I used on the following layout:

Here's a close-up of the flower:

I used Cosmo Cricket's "Early Bird" paper collection along with some of my Kiwi Lane templates that I have had for . . . well, over 4 years or so.  What can I say? . . . . I'm trying to use us some of my stash and use some of my older tools.  I also used some flair from UmWowStudio, mini clothespins from Close To My Heart and some misc gems on this layout.

Pretty cute, don't you think?  That's one think I LOVE about Get Inky! Stamps is that they are so cute and versatile.  One piece of advice on embossing on felt . . . use a slow, low heat. :) Also, before you use your embossing gun, flick the BACK of your felt to remove any extra embossing powder.  If you don't, you will have flicks of embossing powder  because felt likes to capture it.

Now let's Get Inky!!!!

Till next time I'm up in the night.  Kathy