Inky Antics HoneyPOP Blog Hop!

Welcome to the Inky Antics HoneyPOP Blog Hop! The talented Inky designers are featuring the five newest sets from the popular HoneyPOP Collection.

The blog hop starts today and ends on Monday, May 31st at midnight Central time. Please visit each DT members’ blog to view their HoneyPOP creations and leave feedback for them.

At each stop along the way, you’ll find a SECRET WORD to collect. When you’ve gathered all six of the SECRET WORDS, return to the Inky Antics blog and rearrange the SECRET WORDS to complete the sentence in the entry form. Three winners will be drawn at random, and they will each receive one of the new HoneyPOP clear stamp sets and a coordinating honeycomb pad. If you've come here from Debbie Fisher's blog, The Paper Garden, you're in the right spot.

For this card I used the HoneyPOP set Pretty Posey. I colored the image using Copic's and add the same blue patterned paper to her dress (Paper Piecing) and for the inside of the card I used the other coordinating pattern paper for floral/petal background.

Pretty Posey

I used the HoneyPOP set Turtle for this card. I cut and mounted the little birdy with mounting tape to give him some dimension and for the inside surprise... I like the chubby turtle.


My SECRET WORD for you is "cards". Your next stop will be to visit the ever so talented Trudy Sjolander blog, True's Gifts From the Heart.

Have a great day ~ Jovi

Stamps: Pretty Posey HoneyPOP (Inky Antics) ~ Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento) ~ Paper: White (Neenah), Sorbet (Colorbok) ~ Other: Copic Sketch Markers, Go Green Gems (Darcie) ~ Card Size: 4.25 X 5.5

Stamps: Turtle HoneyPOP (Inky Antics) ~ Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento), Garden Green (Close to My Heart) ~ Paper: Cream, Walnut (Bazzill), Gecko (Bazzill), Chiffon (Bazzill), Hot Stone/Origins (Basic Grey), Hazel Papers (My Mind's Eye) ~ Other: Copic Sketch Markers, Mounting Tape, Scalloped Edge Punch (Stampin Up) ~ Card Size: 4.25 X 5.5


Forest Friends

I wish I get some re-leaf soon from my allergies, the past three days have been awful. I'm sure it hasn't help any that I've been spending most of my time outdoors, walks, planting flowers and water sealing our pergola.

Today I'm sharing a card I made using Inky Antics clear Forest Friends set (#4), which I colored the image using Copics. I'm not sure if you can see in the photo that I've created clouds, my search for SU's Moon, Stars & Cloud template hasn't went well. I created my own cloud template using a large 3" scalloped circle punch from Marvy. I punched my scalloped circle, placed it over my image where I wanted clouds and then used a makeup wedge-y sponge thingy with Crystal Blue ink to sponge around my cloud template, in some areas I sponged darker than others.. and no messy clean up afterwards. Yeah, my search for the template is over.

Thanks for visiting ~ Jovi

Stamps: Forest Friends #4 Clear Set (Inky Antics) ~ Paper: White (Neenah), Crystal Blue (CTMH), Nana's Kitchen Matstack (DCVW) ~ Other: Copic Sketch Markers, Nestabilities Ovals & Scalloped Ovals, White Ribbon, White Gelly Pen (Sakura), Aloe Vera Brads (Bazzill) ~ Card Size: 5 x 5


WOYWW 18 May 2011

It's Wednesday, time for What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday (WOYWW) and once again I'm posting late in the evening.

Not too much on my work desk, as you can see I was making the card below, it uses one of my newer sets from The Angel Company, Oh No She Didn't, I was so excited to use this image from the set because she's just so cute. Isn't the pink pattern paper so pretty? Today while I was out at Joann Fabrics I came across this Sorbet Paper Pad from Colorbok on Clearance for $2.97, what a deal... I couldn't pass it up so I bought all the pads that were left on the shelf.

If you would like to see more work desks, just pop on over to Julie’s blog Stamping Ground and thanks for stopping here ~ Jovi

Oh No She Didn't

Stamps: Oh No She Didn't (The Angel Company) ~ Ink: : Tuxedo Black (Memento) ~ Paper: White (Neenah), Petunia (Bazzill), Sorbet Paper Pad (Colorbok) ~ Other: Copic Sketch Markers, Frosted Lace Stickles (Ranger), White Ribbon, Dotted Scallop Punch (EK Success), Mounting Tape ~ Card Size: 4.25 x 5.5

May Flowers

Spring Blossoms

Blue daisies, I would love to see those in my garden! Today I'm sharing a card I made for the House Mouse & Friends Challenge #95, May Flowers. I used the House Mouse image Spring Blossoms, which I colored with Copics and Prismacolor Pencils. To soften the Copic petals I went over them with Powder Blue Prismacolor and then added Baby Blue Stickles.

Thanks for stopping by ~ Jovi

Stamps: Spring Blossoms (House Mouse/Stampabilities) ~ Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento) ~ Paper: White (Neenah), Sky (Close to My Heart), Nana's Kitchen Matstack (DCWV), Glittered Paper (Martha Stewart) ~ Other: Copic Sketch Markers, Prismacolor Pencils blended with Gamsol, Baby Blue Stickles (Ranger), Mounting Tape, Eyelet Border Punch (Stampin Up), White Ribbon ~ Card Size: 5.5 x 5.5

Ribbon Challenge


Today Really Reasonable Ribbon (RRR) is hosting a "Anything Goes" #24 Challenge and Inky Antics is co-sponsoring the challenge. Create a card, layout, multi media piece, tag, ATC, hair bow, you name it. Just be sure to follow the theme above and use ribbon/lace or trim somewhere on your project.

Make sure to stop in at Reasonable Ribbon's Ramblings blog to join in the fun because RRR is giving a $10 gift certificate and Inky Antics is donating a $25.00 gift certificate good towards any clear or wood mounts stamps to one randomly selected challenge participant... awesome!! RRR will be announcing the winners on 6/1.

I'm sharing a card I made using Inky Antics image Hank and RRR's Checkerboard Satin White ribbon. I used DCWV Linen Closet Stack & matching cardstock, the darker green cardstock is glitter covered.. so pretty and sparkly.

Thanks for visiting ~ Jovi

Stamps: Hank (10718H-Inky Antics), Hippo Birthday (10685D-Inky Antics) ~ Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento) ~ Paper: White (Neenah), Linen Closet Stack & Cardstock Stack (DCVW) ~ Other: Copic Sketch Markers, Checkerboard Satin White Ribbon (Really Reasonable Reason), Circle Punches (EK Success), Pop Dots ~ Card Size: 5.5 x 5.5

City of Fallen Angels (The Mortal Instruments #4) by Cassandra Clare

City of Fallen Angels
(The Mortal Instruments #4)
by Cassandra Clare
(Hardcover, 424 pages, Young Adult)

City of Fallen Angels takes place two months after the events of City of Glass. In it, a mysterious someone’s killing the Shadowhunters who used to be in Valentine’s Circle and displaying their bodies around New York City in a manner designed to provoke hostility between Downworlders and Shadowhunters, leaving tensions running high in the city and disrupting Clary’s plan to lead as normal a life as she can — training to be a Shadowhunter, and pursuing her relationship with Jace. As Jace and Clary delve into the issue of the murdered Shadowhunters, they discover a mystery that has deeply personal consequences for them — consequences that may strengthen their relationship, or rip it apart forever.

Meanwhile, internecine warfare among vampires is tearing the Downworld community apart, and only Simon — the Daylighter who everyone wants on their side — can decide the outcome; too bad he wants nothing to do with Downworld politics. Love, blood, betrayal and revenge: the stakes are higher than ever in City of Fallen Angels.

The Mortal Instruments series is one of my favorite Young Adult series since Twilight, unfortunately, City of Fallen Angels didn't hold up to the previous three books in the series. It was a good book and I liked the majority of it but I was really disappointed with the cliff hanger ending. It's going to be tough waiting for City of Lost Souls (May 2012).


WOYWW 4 May 2011

I had such a busy day I wasn't sure if I would get my WOYWW posted, I'll keep it short since it's close to my bedtime.

A couple months ago I unmounted all my wood mounts, today I finally finished making up the last of the covers/spine for the binders that hold my unmounted stamps. If you would like to see the inside of the binders, just click HERE.

I used repositionable adhesive for the cover images and for the labels because sometime in the future I'm sure my collection will grow and I would like to eventually have one binder for each of my favorite stamp companies... and now I have plenty of room to add more binders!

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

WOYWW 4 May 2011