Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Giraffe Stamp with A Guest Designer

Hi Get Inky fans my name is Dawn and I am so excited to be invited as a guest designer today.  Thanks so much for having me! 

I am happily married to my best friend and am blessed with the sweetest daughter anyone could ask for.  I have been a card maker for 15+ years.

I started my blog, Designs By Dragonfly, a little over a year ago to share my creations.
When I received the email invite I knew exactly which of my wonderful BMC Get Inky stamps I was going to use.  A few months back I won one of the fun "Get Inky Challenges" and I received a 3 month subscription to the "Inky Moonbeams Club".  Thia sends out wonderful digital stamps to play with, a newsletter with games, projects and lots of other fun things included.

When she switched stamp manufacturers she asked us for our addresses so she could send us a sample to play with.  I was over the moon when I received this sweet Stand Tall Baby Giraffe stamp set.  Isn't she ADORABLE?

Thank you, Dawn for being our Guest Designer today 
@ Blue Moon Creation Crafting Station! 

Monday, April 28, 2014

Monday Morning Mojo Mention

Hi! Susan R here!

I have just been looking at the entries for our current Challenge - Using Die Cuts

There are some truly inspirational projects there - do take a look!

I have chosen to spotlight this one:

This is by Theresa Dickinson who says

"This is my DT card for this weeks challenge over on Divasbydesigns for bundle of joy, which an all new member of family is a joy. Using quite a few different dies to make the card base, side ribbon edge threader dies and 2 die-cut frames for stamped image which also got embossed to give more effect. Then with  afew flowers and dazzlers and bow and sentiment to finish it. Behind the criss cross ribbon I embossed too, but then matted silver card behind the panel to that silver shows through the whole die-cutting bit."

I love this card - from the die-cut corners of the card base to the criss cross ribbon!

I hope you too find it inspirational and will join us at Get Inky! Die-Cut Challenge

Please take a look at our DT cards too! On my blog I am showing
 two simple ideas using my Silver Bullet die cutting machine.

You will find ideas from the rest of the team if you scroll down through the posts...

Looking forward to seeing your make!!
Happy Crafting!

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Die Cut Challenge - A Patriotic "Thank You"

Hi, to all our Get Inky! family and friends!!!

Kathy here to share with you a project I did a few weeks ago as a "Thank You" for a very special lady in my life . . . and with her favorite colors being Patriotic, what better stamp set to use that the new Patriotic mini stamp set from Get Inky! Stamps. And since the new challenge over at Get Inky! Challenge being "die cuts", I also thought this card would be a great way to show you that not all die cuts are about flowers or lacey shapes.  There are actually die cuts from Spellbinders that cut A2 cards (Spellbinders Nestabilities Card Creator Basic A & Basic B), which is what I used for parts of this card.

"Patriotic" mini stamp set by Get Inky! (aka Blue Moon Creations)
Cobalt Archival Ink by Ranger
Ruby ink by Close to My Heart
Smooch Pearlized ink in Gold/Yellow and Red
"Holly Jolly” brad pearls by TPC

After stamping my star with blue ink, I colored it with Smooch Pearlized ink and did the outline of the star in gold . . . it is light enough that it is hard to get a good picture of it, but it's there.  I then fussy-cut it and glued it to my card with Helmar Scrap Dots 3D adhesive. All-in-all I think it turned out to be a pretty simple CAS card.

Remember, you still have time to get your "die cut" projects in to be eligible for the prize from Get Inky! Challenge! (aka BMCCS) . . . whether it be flowers, stars, lacey shapes or even an A2 card shape. In fact, there's even an A2 Fancy RibbonThreader die cut from Spellbinders that I am dying (no pun intended) to use. :)

So let's Get Inky!!!

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

Friday, April 25, 2014

Die Cut Challenge ~ Sue B

Greetings all:

Sue B here to share my project for the DieCut Challenge over at the Blue Moon Creation Crafting Station blog. I broke out my Cricut and made this card:
I have always been fascinated by trellis' so I found this card brought that back. Here are the items that I made:

Get Inky!Stamps Hugs, Love and Misses stamp set
Close to My Heart Cricut Artbooking Collection
Close to My Heart Lollydoodle Scrapbooking Workshop on the Go (Paper and bling)
Close to My Heart Exckusive Inks: Black and Twilight (sentiment and tag)

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you will enter the DieCut Challenge  over at Blue Moon Creation Crafting Station blog. Until next time....

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Get Inky Die Cut Challenge #11

Hello Everyone and Happy Thursday!
Today The Scrapbooking Queen has a CAS (clean and simple) card
just for you and it was created using  die punches to keep along with
the present Get Inky Challenge  theme.
The Queen also used the Circle of Love Stamps
How cute is this card to give with a bridal gift or just a sweet note
to a good friend or loved one.
 They are very easy card to create just take any punch that matches
 your stamps size ~ The Queen used the flower one for the base and
then use a very small circle for the center.
On a square piece of paper you first stamp your sentiment, 
then add your pre~stamped dies raising them up on foam square.

That how easy they are to create these little cards. Now make sure you join us for
our Die Challenge happen now just click >>> (HERE)
Thanks for stopping by!
Her Royal Highness

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Dt Judy - Inspiration Die Cuts

Judy here! This is my die cut card for the current challenge at Get Inky!.  The teddy bear with cupcake and sentiments are from Get Inky's collection of rubber stamps. The set has 7 sentiments, the bear with the cupcake and many party favour stamps. Lots of possibilities with this set and you can purchase it here.

I layered my stamped image over a die cut by Spellbinder that I wove a ribbon around and then I added a kite and a balloon die cut from the Up Up and Away set by Spellbinder.  The balloon and kite were then stamped with the sentiment.

There is still lots of time left on this challenge.  I hope you will join in.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Die Cut Challenge

Hi - it's Susan R here
 and I would like to share with you my DT inspiration for the current challenge...using Die Cuts

I used the sun and sentiment stamps and the Sailboat digi  from Get Inky! 
For more details check out my blog!

Monday, April 21, 2014

Monday Mojo Mention

Hi, all our Get Inky! friends and family!!!

Today our Monday Mojo Mention card is a truly 
INSPIRATIONAL card with so many different elements that are so 
AMAZING along with a GREAT inspirational sentiment.  I am 
so happy it has been entered into our current "die cut" 
challenge over at Get Inky! Challenge.

This AMAZING card was created by Barbara Daines.  
You can see more of it and its details on her 

I really love the way she cut her die cut in a couple of different 
colors of paper and layered them to bring more depth and dimension 
to her card.  And I just LOVE how she used the different inks and stamps 
for her background . . . which she has a link for the tutorial on 

THANK YOU, Barbara, for creating such an AMAZING and INSPIRATIONAL 
card . . . and for being our Monday Mojo Mention!!!  I hope everyone has been 
inspired as much as I have (I have my inks out, ready to be played with - lol).

Remember, to join us for our "die cut" challenge over at Get Inky! Challenge.

I can't wait to see what everyone comes up with!!!

Now let's GET INKY!!!

Friday, April 18, 2014


Hello there!  I hope you have wonderful Easter Plans this weekend.  I am here to introduce the new challenge to you: DIE CUTS!!!

 used this Die Cut flower and stamped the circle image inside, then I also added liquid crackle to this to make it look like rain drops.  The border is Washi tape from Hampton arts and the paper is from We are Memory Keepers.  Hope you can join us in the challenge! 

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Thrifty Thursday

Judy here.  I thought I would share with you my thrift store finds this week.  I always check out the thrift stores for ribbon and mix media findings. I lucked out this week when I went to our local Seniors Place thrift store.  This is what I got for  $10.00.

 In the stash of ribbon was

  • a large spool of gathered narrow (30 feet) 
  • full spool of burlap like ribbon  
  • gray satin ribbon  (the original spool had 100 yards and it is about 1/2 filled)
  • 5/8 inch single faced ivory ribbon (15 feet)
  • 1/2 inch ivory ribbon (5 yards)
  • 1 inch mauve satin ribbon (9 feet)
  • 5/8 inch burgundy satin ribbon (30 feet)
  • 5/8 inch toffee satin ribbon (25 feet)
  • rose lace (1.5 feet)
  • flat white lace (5 feet)
  • 2 inch red lace (6 feet)
  • 1 inch green lace (24 feet)
  • 3 inch white lace (3 feet)
  • brown seem binding (6 feet)
  • cream lace (4 feet)
All the ribbon is of very good quality and I will have lots of use for it.   Check out some of the thirft stores in your area,  You never know what you might find. 


Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Whatcha Working on Wednesday ~ Sue B

Happy Wednesday All!

Sue B here and I wanted to give you a sneak peak of the project that I am working on for our Easter/Spring Blog Hop that is coming up this weekend. I usually do a card or scrapbook page but decided to try another mixed media project. Here is a little peek:

I used a variety of materials on this one and love the texture. I can't wait to share the whole thing with you. I hope you will come back for our blog hop April 19-20. Thanks for stopping by and I look forward to hopping on the weekend. 

Happy Creating,

Sue B

Monday, April 14, 2014

Spring Floral Card For Your Monday Mojo

How to get your craft on and mojo going this Monday? Easy! Take a look at this beautiful SPRING floral card created by Alycia. She entered this creation of hers over at Get Inky Challenge.

We just LOVE the colors she used and the way it shouts SPRING! Thanks Alycia for inspiring us!
Now it's YOUR turn to GET INKY!
You have 2 more days to enter our current Easter/Spring Challenge!
Hope to see you there!

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Easter / Spring Inspiration

Hi there - it's Susan R today

Just wanted to share my idea for the Easter/Spring Challenge at Get Inky!

Here's my card:

 I have used the fabulous Backside Bunny digi and Easter sentiment from Get Inky!
(More details on my blog)

Happy Crafting!

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Spring Challenge!

Hello there!  I am so excited to share with you my card for this challenge: "SPRING"   The spring saying is a Digi Stamp that you can find here in the etsy store.

I used Dt paper that was in my stash (As you get to know me you will understand that I am kind of a paper hoarder) and the bling is from Michael's.  I also used pink ink to ink up around the paper.  I hope you like this and I hope it gives you a little inspiration to join in the challenge!  

PS" If you get a chance stop by my blog and say "HI"    

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Have a Eggcellent Easter!

Have a Eggcellent Easter! 
This card is a super cute card made from two sets of stamps! That can be purchased here.


The Eggs were stamped with the Ovals set, the cut out and inked around the edges, I then used the smile form the Hip to be Square set, made the sun, and cut the grass with my Cameo. 

The paper is by Crate Paper and called Pretty Party. I love the delicate colors and touch of flowers. 
I hope this inspires you to finish your Easter cards!

A Tip for Stamping

Hi, it's Ann here from the Design Team and the blog: Annmakes.  Today I want to share how I like to do my stamping onto cards and papers.  Over time I have found that working on some sort of cushioned surface gives a better impression.  On my own desk I always work on a desk blotter which has some scrap paper and a non stick craft mat on top.  When I want to stamp some crisp images with my stamps I like to use a mat I made.

 The mat is composed of two sheets of craft foam glued together over which I place the paper I will stamp onto .  I place the paper down on the mat and depending on the size of the stamp (I stand for larger stamps) I get comfortable and ink and stamp.  I also stamp off the left over ink onto a pad of newsprint before cleaning my stamp.  I have noticed that over time the images I stamp using this method tend to come out crisper.  It is just a simple tip but it makes a huge difference.

Now go have some fun with your stamps and Get Inky!

Monday, April 7, 2014

Mojo Monday ~ Center Step Card

Hello Everyone and Happy Monday
Today our Mojo Monday card is truly a inspirations and 

This amazing center step card was created by Desire Fourie and can be
seen on her blog DOING LIFE 

I really love the details of this card you can tell she really put
lots of thought into the color combo! The coloring of the little girl
and added button flowers really make me thing of springtime!
Thank you Desire for creating a wonderful inspirational card
and for being our MONDAY'S MOJO Guest!
Don't forget to join us for the Get Inky Challenge 
Her Royal Highness

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Sunday Sketch

Hi! Ann here from the Design Team and  today I have a little something for you:  a sketch for you to try out.  Making this sketch was a trial for me,  as I had to learn how to use some new tools! I hope you are inspired to go and make some cards.

Before you go, here is my own sample.  Enjoy.

Thanks for looking.  Ann DT.

Saturday, April 5, 2014

DT Judy - CHALLENGE 11: Spring/Easter

Judy here,  this is my treat box I made for this week's challenge of Spring Easter.   I found this pattern for a treat box on Splitcoaststampers and thought it was perfect for the backside bunny from Get Inky! You can find the pattern for the treat box here.

The supplies I used for this  box are:

Easter eggs - from the candy store
Die cut grass -Fiskar
Garden Fence - Cricut
Die Cut butterflies - from my stash
Sentiment - made with my computer
Embossing folder - Cuttlebug
Bling, paper, pompom and ribbon from my stash

There is lots of time to enter this challenge, just create your project and enter it here.

Friday, April 4, 2014

Stamping Into Spring With A New Team

Hello Everyone don't forget that it's Friday, which means that today we start a new Get Inky Challenge! So...hop on over there after meeting the new team to see some inspiring Easter/Spring cards!

Today is The Scrapbooking Queen's official first posting day as a
designer for Blue Moon Creation Crafting Station & the Get Inky Challenge Blog
 I'm super excited!

We have some wonderful new talent on the team, some you may recognize
as they have returned for another term!  We're so excited to introduce our team.
Please give them a warm welcome and come back and visit to see their designs!



Theresa (aka The Scrapbooking Queen)

More great NEWS...
We'll also have an Up Coming Easter/Spring Blog Hop with lots of blog candy so be sure to save the date
to join us for that event details  (HERE)

To get you started on your Spring and Easter projects, we have a coupon code for you to use at our Etsy shop upon checkout:
Use that code and receive 25% off your entire purchase! Get instant access to digital images that will inspire your creativity and put a smile on your face!

Here is my Spring / Easter project hope it
inspires you to join us over at the challenge blog (HERE)

The Queen created a super adorable slider card ! 
Just take a few pennies and some carefully placed mounting tape.

The Queen did use a Lori Whitlock file from the Silhouette store 
Made it super easy to cut and create...
The cute SUN is a Miss Kate Cuttables file 
just perfect to add the cute face from the 
Get Inky! Stamp set BMC-0010 The Eyes have it Rectangles 
The Sentiment Put some Spring in your Step is
You can get more details on my blog 

Her Royal Highness