Betting on Giraffes?

Have you ever been in the middle of your own virtual-version of the movie, "Groundhog's Day"?  Well, just color me groundhog brown ... until tomorrow by noon, hopefully.   Yes, I appreciate your crossed fingers.  Now, on to the stampy side of life!

During little bitty breaks in the previously mentioned groundhog day-turned-week, I found some bits of relief at my stamp table.  The other pesky parts of the week caused me to shift focus to the fun factor in stamping.  Sooooo, I inked up a new stencil from A Colorful Life Designs and paired it with a new stamp set!

No special technique was needed for this basic use of the 'Crocodile' stencil.  Vintage Photo Distress Ink was applied with a Clairity brush.  Oh ... Yes, I used a crocodile stencil for this sweet giraffe's setting.  That's the first thing I envisioned when I spotted the stencil.  

Now what about that 'betting' mentioned at the top?  It's mentioned on the card's interior ... ...

Gerry giraffe and his punny sentiments are from the Inky Antics 'Ellie & Gerry' stamp set just released at January's Creativation. 

Thanks for visiting!  Guess I'll get back to crossing my fingers for an end of my current groundhog cycle sometime tomorrow.  Here's to normal scheduling in your new week!

Inky (((huggss))),

Short Mondays, Please!

In reality, there are many days when I could also agree with 'short mornings'.   😉   This little pooch just couldn't wait for a trip over to the coffee shop, so he's grateful for a cuppa now.

The 'What the Froth' stamp set from The Cats Pajamas Rubber Stamps includes fun sentiments, little extras, and a total of 3 caffeine-needy critters to love.  It's hard to choose where to start.  Coffee lovers unite!

This setting was created with one of the splatter images from the  TCP 'Watercolor Basics' set, using Distress Oxide inks.  Once the splatters were in place, exact placement of the sentiment was quick & easy with my Misti.  

New things to love coming up!   Our favorite stamp & paper crafting companies are busy putting the finishing touches on their wholesale trade booths for 'Creativation 2019' as they look forward to their new product reveals starting tomorrow, Jan. 17.  Join me in looking for fun peeks & videos over the next few days as we see the next fun items to add to our wish lists.   Get your note pads ready!   

Inky (((hugs))),

Supplies used:
STAMPS:  What the Froth and Watercolor Basics (The Cat's Pajamas Rubber Stamps)
INKS:  Memento Tuxedo Black, VersaFine Onyx, & Distress Oxides: fossilized amber, spiced marmalade, walnut stain.
PAPERS:  Neenah Solar White, Gina K Designs Sweet Mango
ACCESSORIES:  Misti stamp positioner, Gina K. Connect glue, sequins

To Putt-putt or to Soar?

Happy 2019, everyone!
Whoa ... that last year went by in a flash!  Have you ever noticed that school kids never say that?  While I did stamp a bit last year, I kept it all to just personal stampy needs, plus simple rearranging plans, trimming, adding, & replacing some time blocks, etc.  

My first 2019 project to share with you features stamps from The Cat's Pajamas.  Have you been smitten by their adorable, yet timeless bunny?  

Today, bunny is putt-putting around in his airplane, enjoying an unseasonably nice day in winter, just perfect for an enjoyable flight.    He's just like us ... loves a good no-agenda day to do as he wishes.   When not up in the air, find him in the Ready for Take-off stamp set. 

For a fun background, white pigment ink was used to repeatedly stamp one of the cool brush-strokes stamps from TCP's Watercolor Basics.  Since Christmas reds & greens need a little rest for now, I fell back on a softly fun version of a favorite color combo with a light turquoise & soft mint color for the card itself.   Whoa ... I just thought of a way to let this stamp play again for a Valentine ... shhhhh!  

Welcome to the last year in this decade, stampy friends!  

Inky hugggsss,
STAMPS:  Ready for Take-Off, and Watercolor Basics  (both: The Cat's Pajamas)
INKS:  ColorBox Powdered Sugar, Memento Tuxedo Black, VersaFine Onyx, Copic markers
PAPERS:  Gina K Designs, and Neenah Solar White
ACCESSORIES:  Misti, sequins, banner punch 


Bringing a quick share today with a fun little octopus creature and his cute uplifting sentiment ...

The Splitcoaststampers clean & simple challenge (CAS499) this week is to "frame it".  I opted to use a fun shape for my frame for a bit of added fun.  Little Octo is in the midst of morphing colors ... he's still learning how to manage that.

Stamps:  Little Monsters (Art Gone Wild - Nicole Tamarin), and Watercolor Basics (The Cat's Pajamas)
Accessories:  Misti, Labels framelits (The Stamps of Life), Sakura lacquer, sequins (gifted stash)

Inky (((hugs))),

Stampy Stuffs for Sale!

My Stampy Clean-outs = Your Happy Mail!

I've added a new 'page' today, offering a variety of stampy items that need to leave the studio to share paper & ink joys with others in the USA!  The teeny tiny 'button' for the page is in bitty little print right below the blog header, but alas, I'm unable to change that font size.  

**Here's a direct link to my 'sale' page.  Whenever you visit my blog, just click the Stampy Stuff Sale page button just below the blog header.  I'll be updating the sales as my periodic studio reorganization moves forward.  **Email me with your requests for quickest response.  

Happy Fall, Y'all!