Friday, May 30, 2014

Itty Bitty Inspiration

Hi there, it's Susan R!

I love making teeny-tiny cards, so this itty bitty challenge is just fine!

The owl digi came from the  Inky Moonbeams Club...

more details of my 'recipe' can be found on my blog!

Hope you will join us here!

Happy Crafting!


TGIF!   Hope you guys have had a great week!   The challenge at Get Inky is ITTY BITTY CARD... no bigger than 3 inches....  These are note cards that I found from Studio G in the walmart dollar section.  I punched a hole and added some ribbon.  The stamp is of course Get Inky!  I also used Clear crackle on top of the stamp.  I kind of like the effect, makes it look unique I think.  :)   Hope you can join us for this challenge!   I would love to have you stop by my blog and say "Hi!"


Tuesday, May 27, 2014

A Lil' Washi Tape on a Lil' Card

Hello fellow stamping lovers!  It is me, Ann from the Design Team and the blog:  Annmakes (  For this current challenge I combined an itty bitty card design with a little bit of washi tape for a cute card with a HUGE sentiment.  It is a super simple card to make and this washi tape I have been hoarding for a long time was calling out to me to be used.


 To make the card I used:

the stamps " Love Bugs" from Blue Moon Creations (retired set)
Sakura gel pens in Yellow and Green
Prima Marketing Washi tape
Staples card stock

I hope this inspires you to make some of your own projects.  Thanks for looking!

Monday, May 26, 2014

Monday Mojo Mention

Hi! Susan R here!

I have just been looking at the entries for our current Challenge - Using Washi Tape

There's still time for you to join in!

I have chosen to spotlight this one:

 I just could not resist that image and the googly eyed washi!!

In her blog, Lilian wrote
"At a recent convention that I went to, I found this Inky Antics stamp,
 along with the google-eyed washi tape that I just LOVE"

 Come on everyone - join in the fun and get out your washi!!

I can't wait to see your creation!

Happy Crafting!

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Wind Beneath My Wings - Stamping with Washi Tape

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

Kathy here to bring you some "challenge inspiration" for the current challenge over at Get Inky! Challenge (aka Blue Moon Creation Crafting Station Challenge or BMCCS).  The current challenge is "Stamping with Washi Tape". I just LOVE washi tape . . . there are so many options you can use it with - cards, scrapbook pages, decorating presents, etc. I even used it weekend on my "picture board" for my daughter's graduation open house/party. 

After receiving some new washi tape this past week ("Urban Market" by Teresa Collins), I knew had to use it for this project . . . especially since I wanted to make a graduation card and my daughter's graduation class colors were blue, silver/gray and white.  And I used the sentiment "You are the wind beneath my wings" from the Love Bug stamp set by Get Inky!  Here's how it turned out:

"Urban Market" washi tape by Teresa Collins
corrugated kraft paper from Fancy Pants
enamel dots from the "Urban Market" collection by Teresa Collins
Layering stencil (Speckles - THS021) by Tim Holtz
Archival Inky by Ranger  (Cobalt and Watering Can)
Momento ink in Tuxedo Black
miscellaneous mini paper clip

Since I didn't want to make my card bigger so I could see more of the texture of the corrugated paper, I offset the the Cryogen White paper so I would only see about 1/8" on one side and 1/2" on the other of the corrugated paper from Fancy Pants.  I kept my butterfly chip "naked" to help pull everything together. A few "speckles" of ink here and there and  . . . Voila! I was done. :)

I hope I was able to inspire you today with my "stamping with washi tape" project.  Remember, you have till Wednesday to get your projects in . . . I can't wait to see what everyone comes up with.

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

Saturday, May 24, 2014

I Washi, You Washi, We all Washi ~ Sue B

Happy day all!

Sue B here with some Challenge Inspiration for the current one going on at the BMCCS Challenge blog. The current theme is Stamping With Washi and I love working with the stuff. Unfortunately my order did not come in time so I am sad. I improvised though and love this card:

I just love the look and will make another with the actual Washi. The items used were:

* Get Inky Stamps Hip to Be Square Stamp Set
* Close to My Heart Dotty for You B&T Duos Paper (retired), 12 x 12 Black Cardstock, Durable Triangle Studs and Lagoon Exclusive Inks! Stamp Pad

Thanks for stopping by. I hope you will join the Stamping With Washi Challenge. Until next time....

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Whatcha Workin' On Wednesday: Ink Refresher

Hi, so what happens when you are a multi tasking mom with a longer to do list than will actually fill any ready made To Do list?  Well, if you are like me you may walk away from your stamping project and FORGET to close your ink pad for THREE days!   Arrrrggggghhhh!

So after I was done with my Pirate imitation.... I tried to rescue my ink pad with my homemade version of Refresher.  My pad had plenty of ink as I had reinked it  just a few days prior to my forgetfulness, it was just DRY.

It came to my mind that my experience would make for a good little post for today.

Here is a picture of my project with a dried up ink pad and besides that is my project with a refreshed ink pad.

The recipe I used for the Ink Refresher spray is:

In a 4 oz spray bottle
fill with distilled water 3/4 of the way
add 1/2 tsp. glycerin

That's it!  Shake, spritz and voila the ink pad is good as new!

I hope that you find my little disaster to be a good lesson for you!

Have fun, go Get Inky!  And, remember to close your ink pads.

Ann DT. :)

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

DT Inspiration Washi Tape

Hi there - it's Susan R!!

I am bringing you my inspiration for the latest challenge at Get Inky!

For this challenge you need to use washi tape - I have several rolls in my stash but I decided to use a 'Woodland Park' one along with several papers from amy tangerine's 'ready set go' paper pad.

I used the May sketch from the Inky Moonbeams Club and that bee is a Get Inky! stamp
which I gilded with gilding flakes.

For more details about my card go to my blog...

Happy Crafting!

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Challenge Inspiration: Washi Tape!

Happy Friday Peeps!  Today I get to share with you the new challenge at Get Inky!  WASHI TAPE!  

I have to tell you that I am beginning to get a very real addiction to this stuff!   It is so versatile and you can find it to match ANY project you are working on!   I made this card for a very sweet little neighbour who happens to love sheep!   Supplies used: Red Cardstoock, White Cardstock.... Get Inky! Rubber Stamp, Glitter from Michael's, Red and Blue Sharpies, and Washi Tape from Studio G.  Hope you get a chance to play along with us at Get Inly!  

Thursday, May 15, 2014


Happy Friday Eve!  I hope your May has been beautiful and warm!  So thankful to be done with the snow and ice!   We all know that time is Money and I don't know about you but I am always looking for ways to save on both of these! I have found the best way to save time when it comes to mass producing home made cards is to keep it simple.  One layers are great to keep on hand and add too when it is needed.  (This is PERFECT for holiday cards, birthday cards, etc...) Here is a card that I made for the newsletter and as you can see it is simple:  These will be great to make ahead and add stickers, die cuts or any type of personalization.!

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Welcome to a new challenge at Get Inky!!!   This time we want to see your Mother's Day/Flower's projects!  Here is mine: 
The DT paper is from We R Memory Keeps.  Stickers are from Studio G, The stamp set is from Get inky!
I used silver, and Pink puffy paint for the center of the stamps and I streaked Green ink lightly across the stems.   
Can't wait to see your creations!   if you get a chance stop by my blog and say hi.  :)

Monday, May 12, 2014

Monday Mojo Mention - "Mother's Day"

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

Kathy, here today to share with you a card that was entered in the
current challenge over at Get Inky! Challenge for our "Mother's Day" challenge.
This card, called "A Mother's Love", just "spoke" to me 
. . . to my "mom's" heart, the instant I saw it.  I mean, what 
can say more about a mom's love than a mom holding her baby?

This INSPIRATIONAL card was created by Julie Gleeson.
You can see more of it and its details on her blog "Something Beautiful".

I really don't have any idea as to where to start on what I LOVE 
about this card because there are so many AMAZING details/elements 
to see (and touch).  Everything from the way Julie colored her image
to the tiny footprint charm to the variety of flowers (both in color & size)
to the stitching on the image to the cheesecloth behind the image
to the butterfly border at the top . . . EVERYTHING 
adds another extra special touch to this card.

THANK YOU, Julie, for creating such an AMAZING 
card, one that really did "speak" to me, to my "mom's" heart . . . and 
for being our Monday Mojo Mention!!!  

I hope everyone have been as inspired as much as I have been today!!!

Remember, you have till Wednesday to get your "Mother's Day" projects in
over at Get Inky! Challenge in order to be eligible for the prize.

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

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Mother's Day and Flowers for your inspiration

A happy Mother's Day to all the mom's!  I am pleased to celebrate this day as I am the proud mom of two tall and beautiful teenage boys. I am also fortunate to have a mom who is now a great grandmother, and I also have a mother in law.  The three of us share a love of flowers.

Hello, it's Ann from the Design Team and the blog: Annmakes. Today I have this card I made for Spring time occasions such as Mother's Day and Easter.

I used the stamps "Happy Spring 2014" available here.

White card base by Recollections (Michaels)
Lavendar and purple card stocks from Staples
Gel Pens by Sakura (neon yellow, pink, green)
Souffle pens by Sakura (green, Lavendar)
Ink by Ranger "Jet Black" Archival
Spray from "Rose Art Dual Action Spray Writers" by Megabrand
Ribbons from Offray

I hope that you are inspired to make some spring time cards for any occasions coming up or as a way to get ahead for next year!

Thanks for stopping by.

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Mother's Day/Flowers Inspiration

Judy here, Happy Mother's Day to all of you mom's out there.  We are having a Mother's Day/Flower Challenge this week. 

This is my  card inspiration for the challenge.  

I chose to make a flower pot full of flowers for my card this week.  I made quite a few flowers and then piled them on after I had added my die cuts and leaves.   I made lots of flowers out of my scrap paper in my stash and edged them with Distress Inks.  I was not worried about how many I made because it is nice to have a supply of flowers already made up when you are working on different paper projects. 

I added a sentiment from the Cupcake Photo Polymer stamp set to complete my card.  This set of stamps is just full of sentiments to be used with or without the cupcake stamp. I think it is such a great value.  Check out them out at Blue Moon Creations Crafting Station.   If you want more information on how I created my card please visit my blog

There is still time to create your card and enter it in the current challenge. We have a great prize of our lucky winners. Check out the challenge here

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Sue B Mother's Day/Spring Flowers Challenge Inspiration

Happy Day All:

Sue B here with a little inspiration for the current Mother's Day/Spring Flower Challenge over at the BMCCS Get Inky! Stamps Challenge Blog. I got to break out a retired Close to My Heart B&T Duos Collection called Dotty For You. I also decided to use the current Get Inky! Moonbeams Club Sketch. I love this club as I get digi stamps to work with and a sketch to inspire me. Here is the end result:

The stamp set I used is Blue Moon Creation Crafting Station's Hoppy Spring 2014. I hope that you will come one over and enter the current Mother's Day/Spring Flower Challenge. Thanks for stopping by and I look forward to seeing your cards as well. Until next time...

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Watcha Workin on Wedensday!

Hmmmm..... What am I working on???   Come check out the new challenge on May 13th to find out.

Monday, May 5, 2014

Monday's Mojo Mentions

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

This amazing center step card was created by Danielle and can be
seen on her blog She's Sew Crafty 

Mo's Digital Pencil, Fairy Needle using Marion Smith's Garment District for She's Sew Crafty and Scrapbook Maven'

I really love all the flowers used on this card you can tell she really put
lots of thought into the color combo! The coloring of the little girl angel
and embellishments really make think flowers 
Thank you Danielle 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, May 4, 2014

Sunday fun Folding Time

Hi, it's time for a new feature today I am (Ann) showing you how to make a simple Gatefold card that can have stunning results all depending on how you go about decorating  it.  Have fun.

Gatefold card


From a piece of 6” x 12” card stock  measure in 3 inches from the left and 3 inches from the right and make a vertical score mark.  Fold each side in.

I hope that you find this fold simple to do and that it gives you some inspiration to make some fancy folds of your own.  For more fun ideas please stop by my blog: Annmakes.
Thanks for stopping by.

Saturday, May 3, 2014

Challenge Inspiration

Hello - Susan R here!

Just bringing you my inspiration for the new Get Inky! Challenge -

Stamping with Flowers...I am sure you will want to join in with this one!!

I actually have three ideas here - and, as usual for me, they are pretty 'CAS'
 - for more details please take a look at my blog

But basically I took the jar stamp from Get Inky! and stamped it
 over some paper 'stems', glued to a cream card base.
I masked the 'stems' with little pieces of paper so that the flowers looked
 as though they were in the jar.
I then added a little blue water colour to the jar for 'water'.

I then added flowers:
  • My first idea was just to use some flower embellishments from my stash.
  • My second idea was to make 'tulips' using a heart punch.
  • My third idea - another Get Inky! Stamp stamped 5 times, with Hero Arts 'soft canteloupe' Shadow ink on a yellow-orange cardstock and then fussy cut.
The third is probably my favourite:

To finish I added buttons and a bow...

Hope you like it and will join the Challenge!

Find out more about Blue Moon Creations here.

Happy Crafting!

Friday, May 2, 2014

Get Inky Design Challenge # 13 Mother's Day / Flowers

Hello Everyone and Welcome to another Get Inky Challenge
These month challenge is anything
Mother's Day / Flowers
The Queen created this adorable shaped card with
a Miss Kate Cuttables file and added a perfect sentiment from
Happy Spring Stamp ~ BMC-0013
You can get your HERE

Just love how simple and quick it is to make
a shaped card on your Silhouette Cameo
and how perfect this is for our challenge
Mother's Day / Flowers

Make sure you join in the fun and head over to my blog
The Scrapbooking Queen to learn about creating your own
shape card 
Her Royal Highness

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Copic Tip

Happy Thursday crafty pals! Thia here with your Thursdays Tricky Tip. I love my Copic Markers, very much. Here's a great idea for those times when you are looking for paper, dew drops, and ribbon colors that match...color them with your Copics! Yup, that's right! I'm sure you have white cardstock, right? Light colored ribbon? Clear dew drops? Color away! Grab a ziplock bag and put in the ribbon and dew drops add a few drops of ink and zip up. Then move the ink over the items, remove from bag, and allow to dry. Or, color the ribbon by hand. For the matching paper, you can color the entire thing or just edge it with the marker for a neat effect. How fun, your done! And you should have matching pieces for your project now too!