Inky Antics HoneyPOP Blog Hop

Welcome to Inky Antics HoneyPOP blog hop!

It starts today and ends on Sunday, March 27th at midnight Central time. We invite you to stop and comment on each Design Team members’ blog, as there will be prizes given away. Three lucky winners (who visit and post at every stop in the hop) will be drawn at random to receive a surprise HoneyPOP Clear Set and a coordinating Honeycomb Paper Pad.

If you came here from the very talented Trudy Sjolander's blog, True's Gifts from the Heart, you are in the right spot. If not, you will need to start at Inky Antics blog and work your way through the group!

Inky Antics HoneyPOP Clear Stamp Sets are available in 7 different themes. These new stamps sets can be used with coordinating Honeycomb Paper Pads to POP your card making into a dynamic 3-D surprise!

Here are my cards to share.... for the first card I used the set Cupcake Birdy. When I saw this set I just knew I wanted to use designer paper with cherries, and I was in luck when I found this gorgeous paper pad from My Mind's Eye. I also used the same paper pad for the Birthday Elephant card. For both cards I colored the images using Prismacolor Pencils and then blended with Gamsol.

Cupcake Birdy
Cupcake Birdy

Cupcake Birdy's 3-D Surprise!
Cupcake Birdy 3-D Surprise

Birthday Elephant
Birthday Elephant

Birthday Elephant's 3-D Surprise!
Birthday Elephant  3-D Surprise

Your next stop will be to visit Michelle Pearson's blog, Inspiration Blooms. Please consider participating in the HoneyPOP Blog Hop Challenge. You’ll find the complete scoop HERE.

Here is a fabulous video tutorial created by Jackie, showing how to use Inky Antics HoneyPOP Clear Stamp Sets and Honeycomb Paper Pads to create cards that fold flat for mailing but open to reveal a dynamic 3-D surprise! Enjoy!



Thanks for visiting ~ Jovi

Stamps: Cupcake Birdy HoneyPOP (Inky Antics) ~ Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento) ~ Paper: Cream, Blossom (Bazzill), Fine and Dandy/Tickled Pink (My Mind's Eye) ~ Other: Prismacolor Pencils blended with Gamsol, Blue Ribbon (Stampin Up), Eyelet Border Punch (Stampin Up), Nestabilities Scalloped Oval, Mounting Tape ~ Card Size: 4.25 X 5.5

Stamps: Birthday Elephant HoneyPOP (Inky Antics) ~ Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento) ~ Paper: White (Neenah), Grey Flannel (Close to My Heart), Fine and Dandy/Tickled Pink (My Mind's Eye) ~ Other: Prismacolor Pencils blended with Gamsol, Paper Flowers (Spare Parts & Prima), Lily White Brad (Doodlebug), Scalloped Edge Punch (Stampin Up)

Bunny Love

Bunny Love

Today I'm sharing two cards using the set Bunny Love from Close to My Heart. For the first card I sanded the Crystal Blue on diagonal to go along with the pattern paper, which is from Stampin Up called Petal Pack... one of my favorites and I use it sparingly because it hasn't been available for years. I also sanded around the Garden Green border before stitching the edges.

For the second card I used a periwinkle plaid paper that I had since I started stamping, in the beginning it was tough finding cardstock to match it and then when I had the cardstock I forgot all about it. I really need to go through my single sheets of patterned paper and organize them somehow. Both cards were colored using Prismacolor Pencils and blended with Gamsol.

If anyone has any suggestions on organizing single sheets of patterned paper/cardstock please pass them along, since I'm much happier when things are organized! Thanks for visiting ~ Jovi

Bunny Love

Stamps: Bunny Love (Close to My Heart) ~ Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento) ~ Paper: White (Neenah), Garden Green (CTMH), Heavenly Blue (Close to My Heart), Petal Patch (Stampin Up) ~ Other: Prismacolor Pencils blended with Gamsol, White Gelly Pen (Sakura), Sewing Machine Stitching ~ Card Size: 5x5

Stamps: Bunny Love (Close to My Heart) ~ Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento) ~ Paper: White (Neenah), Lilac Mist (CTMH), Crème Brulee (CTMH), Periwinkle Small Plaid (The Paper Patch) ~ Other: Prismacolor Pencils blended with Gamsol, White Gelly Pen (Sakura), Diamond Stickles (Ranger), Pearls (Mark Richards) ~ Card Size: 4.25 X 5.5

All That's True by Jackie Lee Miles



All That's True
by Jackie Lee Miles
(Kindle Edition)

"My life was close to perfect-until my brother Alex got killed and my mother started drinking and my father starting having sex with Donna, my best friend's stepmother, who's not even thirty years old."

After Andi's older brother dies in a fraternity hazing accident, her mother hits the bottle and her father starts sleeping with her best friend's stepmother. Andi, meanwhile, goes through the routine adolescent gauntlet of heartache, struggles with peer pressure, and learning a little about herself and her place in a difficult world.

I did enjoy Jackie Miles’ book, Roseflower Creek, that I wanted to read this book and once again I wasn't disappointed.  All That's True is another beautifully written novel, this time about a young girl coming into her own throughout the midst of tragedy, family drama, and teen issues.  The author does an excellent job capturing the strength of an adolescent and I would recommend All That’s True to anyone who enjoys coming of age novels.

Ride Like an Animal

Today it was a record high temperature here in Colorado Springs, 75 degrees... of course I had to take my motorcycle out for a ride. It was a good day to get the garage dust blown off. Sorry no pictures to share, I just rode around town and tried to avoid the high traffic areas.

I was actually out and about looking for animals... why animals you ask. This year's Mountain Shadow Riders chapter ride contest is "Ride Like an Animal" and it's pretty simple, just get a picture of your motorcycle with a animal... live animal, location with a animal name, sculptures, street signs... pretty much anything related to animal. My friend Betty and I are going to ride together and rack up points.

Street Glide Repaired

After five months of Bryan's Harley being in the shop getting rebuilt after his motorcycle accident he was finally able to pick it up last week and he was extremely happy to have his Street Glide back. His enjoyment didn't last long, it's back at Pikes Peak Harley... one of the speakers inside his fairing wasn't working and the aftermarket windshield they ordered was the wrong height. Bryan ordered another windshield right away since it took HD weeks to get the aftermarket one ordered... the new one was delivered within three days. Once he gets his bike home he will replace the Hog Tunes speakers and amplifier... his bike is going to have great sound.

If you would like to see Bryan's wrecked motorcycle you can see pictures in this post, Street Glide Damage or if you would like read about his accident you can read this post, Road to Recovery.

Thanks for visiting ~ Jovi

WOYWW

WOYWW 16 Mar 2011

Last week for WOYWW I was in the process of unmounting all my single stamps, which I finally finished yesterday. Today for WOYWW I'm creating covers for the 3 ring binders that store my stamps, the finished page will slide inside the protective area of the binder. After I complete the cover page I'm going to add a little something along the spine as well, not sure yet what I'm going to do with the back cover, maybe a piece of coordinating cardstock.

This page will be used for my Inky Antics binder, I picked out some of my favorite images and I'm in the process of coloring them. I just LOVE this paper, it's from Close to My Heart, the Mayberry paper packet... I must order more in-case I start a start a scrapbook.
WOYWW 16 Mar 2011

As you can see the binders are very plain, this is one of six 3 ring binders that I'm going to decorate.
WOYWW 16 Mar 2011

Inside the binder I used Sunday International's EZ Mount stamp storage panels, Stamp n Stor, to hold my rubber stamps.
WOYWW 16 Mar 2011

I'm also using this binder to hold the Inky Antics clear stamps as well. I purchased these fabulous Paper/Stamp Organizer from Close to My Heart which are 8 1/2 x 11 and very sturdy. They fit Inky Antics bigger clear sets perfectly.
WOYWW 16 Mar 2011

Well, that's what I'm on working on today. Make sure to stop over at Julie’s blog Stamping Ground to see more links to other WOYWW participants work-desks. Thanks for visiting ~ Jovi

Birthday Cupcake

Birthday Cupcake

I finished this card sometime last week and here I am barely posting it. My unmounting venture is almost complete, I probably would have finished it today but I need to order more EZ Mount... good thing I have a local supplier that I 'm able to pick it up from. So far I've gone through 22 sheets of EZ Mount, thank goodness I'm almost done I have a sore thumb from peeling rubber.

On to the card, I made this card for the House Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge, Challenge #90 Mulit-Fold. I used a Gate Fold, instructions can be found at SCS in Resources . I modified the folds to make my card larger than the instructions posted. After coloring the image with Prismacolor Pencils I added Frosted Lace Stickles to the frosting, when dried I added White Liquid Appliqué to create a yummy frosting look, before heating the LA I added gold micro beads to create sprinkles.

I'm going to change the inside greeting, once I took the photo I realized that I should have stamped it in brown and not black. The black stands out like a sore thumb! ;)

Thanks for visting ~ Jovi

Stamps: Birthday Cupcake (House Mouse/Stampabilities), Contemporary Greetings (The Angel Company) ~ Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento) ~ Paper: White (Neenah), Chocolate, Buttercup, Twilight (all Close to My Heart), Good Times (My Reflections/CTMH) ~ Other: Prismacolor Pencils blended with Gamsol, Twill Ribbon, Frosted Lace Stickles, White Liquid Appliqué (Marvy), Gold Micro Beedz (Provo Craft), Ticket Corner Punch (Stampin Up), Pop Dots ~ Card Size: 4.25 x 5.5

WOYWW

It's Wednesday, it's time to sneak a peek into other crafters work desks, hosted by Julie over at Stamping Ground, so come along and join in the fun.

WOYWW 9 Mar 2011

I'm currently surrounded by wood blocks and loose rubber. I decided to finally finish unmounting my single wood stamps. A few years ago I unmounted most of wood mount sets but I didn't want to tackle the singles.... until this past weekend, I was using a cling mount set from The Angel Company and I remembered how much I liked using the clear blocks with rubber... so I went for it. I started with Gruffies, because I didn't have some kind of weird emotional attachment to those and so far I'm really happy with my decision.

Just a tip to share if anyone is going unmounted... instead of using Kai Scissors and baby powder use a Hot Knife. I picked one up at Michael's and I was so happy that I did so, the Hot Knife cuts through the cling mount like butter with no sticky mess, I only wished I had it when I unmounted last time... it is fabulous!

It's going to take me awhile to get everything unmounted and stored... as you can see I have plenty to keep me busy... this is only a fraction of what I have to look forward to. Thanks for stamping in for a visit ~ Jovi

WOYWW 9 Mar 2011

WOYWW 9 Mar 2011

Fluffy Bun’s Hug

Fluffy Bun's Hug

I just love little bunnies and this one that's upside down is too cute, I like his ear spread out. I used the image Fluffy Bun’s Hug & the sentiment Turn my World both from Inky Antics. I colored the image with Prismacolor Pencils and it was blended with Gamsol. The card is very sparkly, the flowers on the background paper came dotted with glitter, I added Stickles over the pink on the bunny and on the ducks bill. I also added white Fun Flock the to the bunnies tail, maybe I should have added more flock to make it more fluffy...

Thanks for visiting ~ Jovi

Stamps: Fluffy Bun’s Hug (Inky Antics), Turn My World (Inky Antics) ~ Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento) ~ Paper: White (PaperTrey Ink), Taffy (Close to My Heart), Buttercup (Close to My Heart), Amethyst (Close to My Heart), Background DCWV Glitter Stack ~ Other: Prismacolor Pencils blended with Gamsol, Paper Flowers (Spare Parts), White Fun Flock, Princess Brad (The Angel Company), Cotton Candy Stickles & Frosted Lace Stickles (Ranger) ~ Card Size: 5.5 x 5.5

WOYWW

Here is what my work desk looks like today, not too messy... I'm currently working on a House Mouse challenge and a card for my mom, I just need to color my image and assemble. I did pick up some Neenah cardstock and so far I really like using it with Prismacolor Pencils and with Copics. I was stitching on a bunny card that I haven't finished which is why the sewing machine is still sitting out... good thing it's a itty bitty thing and doesn't take up much space.

WOYWW 2 Mar 2011

My cutting area, papers are Good Times from Close to My Heart, which I'm currently using for the House Mouse card. I also found time to go through my retired CTMH ink pads and I added a silver star to those colors that are no longer available.

WOYWW 2 Mar 2011

This is another reason why it takes me awhile to get anything made; I have to watch were I walk or roll my chair because my fur babies Jake (Labradoodle) & Toby (Cockapoo) like to hang out with me. Usually in the evening Toby would lay under the desk area.

WOYWW 2 Mar 2011

If you like to snoop or you're just curious like me ;) make sure to stop over at Julie’s blog Stamping Ground to see more links to other WOYWW participants work-desks.

I'm off to visit other WOYWW'ers blogs... thanks for stopping by ~ Jovi