No stamping today…

No stamping today… I had every intention to make a few cards but once I starting rearranging some stamps I decided to reorganize all my stamps, shelves and papers. After everything was nicely put away and organized I addressed some cards for RAKs. Once I was finished with that my hands were hurting I couldn’t stamp a thing. For the past few days I’ve been having joint pain in my hands and it’s usually worst in the morning. If this keeps up I’ll have to make a doctor’s appointment.

Here are two cards that I finished a couple days ago. For both cards I used one of the newer Reflection Kits from Close to My Heart, Aspen. This is my redo of my mousey card and for this card I used the image Sleigh Ride from Great Impressions. I was so delighted when I found this Snowflake Cuttlebug Folder in with my other embossing folders. I bought it last Spring and kind of forgot that I had it... that happens a lot here. I used a sanding block over the snowflakes which exposed the white core of the cardstock.

For the second card I used the image Sittin’ Petey from Inky Antics. I used sandpaper to distress the Bamboo cardstock, which also has a white core. I added Glossy Accents to the ice cube and Fun Flock to the pompom on Petey’s hat. I don’t particularly care for penguins but I couldn’t pass up getting the Petey stamps from Inky Antics. You’ll see more of Petey in upcoming months. Thanks for visiting ~ Jovi

Stamp: Sleigh Ride (Great Impressions) ~ Ink: Noir Palette ~ Paper: White (Papertrey), Twilight, Garden Green (all CTMH), Aspen Reflection Kit (CTMH) ~ Other: Pebbles Chalk, Snowflake Cuttlebug Embossing Folder, Scalloped Oval and Oval Dies (Nestabilities), Apricot (SU), Sanding Block, Prismacolor Pencils, Gamsol

Stamps: Sittin’ Petey (Inky Antics) ~ Ink: Black Pigment (Colorbox) ~ Paper: Watercolor, Bamboo (CTMH), Twilight (CTMH), Aspen Reflection Kit (CTMH) ~ Other: Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder (SU), Snow White Fun Flock, Glossy Accents (Ranger), Crystal Stickles (Ranger), Twilight Grosgrain (CTMH), Sandpaper, Close to My Heart Markers, Tombow Makers, Tombow Colorless Blender


  1. These are both such cute images Jovi!
    Being an ice cube addict I can definitely relate to that cute little penguin! We would be good buds LOL!

  2. Love both of these, Jovi. I think I'll have to CASE the layout from the top card. :0)

  3. Oh how cute these are!!!!! Love what you've done with the CB folder,I'll have to try that!TFS!
    Get your but to the dr's,don't wait,it might get worse!!!

  4. Oh my gosh...I love both of those cards. You do such a great job. I hope your hands start to feel better soon!

  5. Both of these two cards are sooo cute!! Love the color combos. Hope you're hands start feeling better!!

  6. Both cards are darling. You always have the most creative and wonderful layouts to go with your beautiful images. The little mice on the sled is just too, TOO sweet!