Inky's Fall HoneyPOP Blog Hop!

Welcome to Inky Antics Fall HoneyPOP Blog Hop!

For today's blog hop my talented Inky colleagues and I are sharing cards/projects made using stamps sets from the HoneyPOP Collection.

The blog hop starts today and ends on Sunday, October 2nd at midnight Central time. Please visit each DT members’ blog to view their projects and leave a comment for each designer. The more you comment, the better your chances are to win. (Limit one comment per blog, please). One person’s name will be drawn at random to receive a fun Inky prize pack. The winner’s name will be announced on the Inky Antics blog next Monday, so remember to stop back and see if you’ve won.

If you've been following from the beginning and you’ve come from Trudy's blog, True Gifts From the Heart, you're in the right spot. If not, be sure to start at Inky Antics blog so you don't miss out.

I used the Harvest Mouse HoneyPOP Clear Set to create this card. I stamped my image using Tuxedo Black ink and then colored the cute little mouse using Copic Sketch Markers and Prismacolor Pencils which I then blended with Gamsol. I cut and matted her using Nestabilities Classic Circle and Scalloped Circle sets and then added a touch of white Liquid Appliqué to the pumpkin pie to give the whipped topping more dimension...yummy!

Harvest Mouse HoneyPOP

the inside SURPRISE ...

Harvest Mouse HoneyPOP

This is the second project showing how you can use the same HoneyPOP set/honeycomb pads to make something completely different. I created Thanksgiving Placecards using the orange honeycomb pad and the 1/2 pumpkin stamp. All the beautiful Fall colored cardstock (Truffle, Orange & Amber) is from Bazzill. Once again I used Nestabilities Classic Circle and Scalloped Circle sets to mount the honeycomb pumpkin onto. I added four Amber Rhinestones along the side and used my computer to print all the guests names.

Thanksgiving Placecards

I also made another card using only the pumpkin from the Harvest Mouse set. I first stamped the pumpkin image onto a sticky note, cut it out and then used it as a mask for the other pumpkins. I then stamped a single pumpkin onto white cardstock, colored it, cut it and then mounted it with Pop Dots onto the center pumpkin. I colored all the pumpkins using Prismacolor Pencils which I then blended with Gamsol. I used the Bow Easy template to create the brown gingham bow which I attached to the Autumn Terracotta spiral clip. I mounted the main image using Pop Dots for that extra dimension.

Harvest Mouse Pumpkins

Thank you for stopping by and I hope you enjoy all the wonderful creations from the Inky designers. Your next stop along the hop will be to Debbie's blog, The Paper Garden.


Harvest Mouse Card:
Stamps: Harvest Mouse HoneyPop (11052MC) ~ Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento) ~ Paper: White (Neenah), Truffle (Bazzill), Orange (Bazzill), Thanksgiving Words (The Paper Studio), Plaid (Imaginisce) ~ Other: Prismacolor Pencils blended with Gamsol, Copic Sketch Markers, Brown Button, Sheer Ribbon (CTMH), Waxy Flax (CTMH), White Liquid Appliqué, Nestabilitlies Circle & Scalloped Circle Dies, Word Window Punch (SU) ~ Card Size: 4.25 x 5.5

Thanksgiving Placecards:
Stamps: Harvest Mouse HoneyPop (11052MC) ~ Paper: Cream, Truffle (Bazzill), Orange (Bazzill), Amber (Bazzill) ~ Other: Copic Sketch Markers, Nestabilitlies Circle & Scalloped Circle Dies, Rhinestones

Pumpkin Card:
Stamps: Harvest Mouse HoneyPop (11052MC) ~ Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento) ~ Paper: White (Neenah), Truffle (Bazzill), Plaid (Imaginisce), Falling Leaves (Imaginisce) ~ Other: Prismacolor Pencils blended with Gamsol, Autumn Terracotta Spiral Clip (CTMH), New England Ivy Brads (CTMH), Brown Gingham Ribbon (SU), Pop Dots ~ Card Size: 4.25 x 5.5

What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesday 119

It's Wednesday and since my workspace has exploded with Halloween today would be a great day to play along in What's on Your Work-desk? Wednesday #119. I didn't even attempt to take a picture of my other side (where I do my cutting), Halloween papers spread out everywhere... all I need is a little candy corn to go with that mess and I'll be very happy.

WOYWW 14 Sept 2011

As you can see in the photo I'm in the process of making a Halloween card using some of my new Inky Antics stamps that came in earlier this week. I'm sharing I card that I finished yesterday, the image is Cauldron Time (also from Inky Antics).

Cauldron Time

Recently I purchase quite a few Nestabilities at Hobby Lobby while on sale for 40% off. Last night I went to use a couple of the dies and was really disappointed that I wasn't able to get them to cut through Bazzill or Papertrey Ink cardstock, I should mention that I've never had problems before using Nestabilities with Bazzill or PTI. I also tried using the dies with thinner cardstock, Close to My Heart,... no luck, now I have to return two sets. I noticed that these metal dies are a lighter shade than the others... has anyone of you had this problem with Nestabilities?

Make sure to stop in over at Julie's blog, Stamping Ground to see more work-desks and thanks for visiting ~ Jovi

Stamps: Cauldron Time (1261G) also available in Halloween Hijinx Clear Set (10919MC) (Inky Antics) ~ Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento) ~ Paper: White (Neenah), Raven (Bazzill), Sunset (Close to My Heart), Mischief (My Reflections CTMH) ~ Other: Prismacolor Pencils blended with Gamsol, Autumn Terracotta Brads (CTMH), Nestabilities Label Four, Diamond Stickles (Ranger) ~ Card Size: 4.25 x 5.5

Dressed to Scare

These Autumn like temperatures that Colorado has had the past few days have me spoiled and wanting more. Although my morning walks have been on the chilly side I will definitely take that over the heat anytime!

Dressed to Scare

Last week I pulled out some of my favorite Halloween & Fall stamps and hopefully I'll have plenty more cards to share. Today I'm sharing a card that I made using a sketch from last week's Penny Black Saturday Challenge (#166). The image is Dressed to Scare, it was colored using Prismacolor Pencils blended with Gamsol.

Thanks for visiting ~ Jovi

Stamps: Dressed to Scare (Penny Black) ~ Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento) ~ Paper: White (Neenah), Raven (Bazzill), Yam (Bazzill), Haunted Hallows Designer Paper Pad (Teresa Collins) ~ Other: Eye of Newton Brads (Imaginisce), Black Button, Black Waxy Flax (CTMH), Piercing Tool, Diamond Stickles (Ranger), Black Grosgrain Ribbon (SU), Black Organdy Ribbon (CTMH), SU Corner Punch, Foam Squares, Nestabilities Circle, Prismacolor Pencils blended with Gamsol ~ Card Size : 5.5 x 5.5

Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys

Between Shades of Gray
by Ruta Sepetys
(Kindle, Historical Fiction)

Synopsis taken from Goodreads: Lina is just like any other fifteen-year-old Lithuanian girl in 1941. She paints, she draws, she gets crushes on boys. Until one night when Soviet officers barge into her home, tearing her family from the comfortable life they've known. Separated from her father, forced onto a crowded and dirty train car, Lina, her mother, and her young brother slowly make their way north, crossing the Arctic Circle, to a work camp in the coldest reaches of Siberia. Here they are forced, under Stalin's orders, to dig for beets and fight for their lives under the cruelest of conditions.

Lina finds solace in her art, meticulously--and at great risk--documenting events by drawing, hoping these messages will make their way to her father's prison camp to let him know they are still alive. It is a long and harrowing journey, spanning years and covering 6,500 miles, but it is through incredible strength, love, and hope that Lina ultimately survives. Between Shades of Gray is a novel that will steal your breath and capture your heart.

My thoughts: One word. Unforgettable.

Some of the scenes are forever etched in my heart and it was difficult to read through, especially those involving the Soviet soldiers and officers brutalizing people. When I think about the 1940's and the World War II era involving Europe, I usually picture Hitler and his crimes against humanity. I didn't know about this piece of history involving Stalin's plan to exile Lithuanians, Latvians and Estonians during World War II. 

If you don't read young adult books at all, you must read Between Shades of Gray, it's one of the most moving and haunting stories, it's very powerful and excellent for any age group.