WOW I can’t believe that I finally get to tell you this!  I’ve been keeping it a secret since CHA . . . I’m the April Guest Designer over at Inky Antics!

When I was at CHA, I was browsing through the Stampers Anonymous booth looking at al the new releases when I ran into Jackie Wamhoff, founder and creative director of Inky Antics Rubber Stamps.  I got to know Jackie while I was working the stamp show circuit, and always look forward to seeing her at CHA.  When she asked me if I would do a Guest Spot for Inky Antics, I was so excited I couldn’t say no.  So here it is April, and first card goes live today on the Inky Antics Rubber Stamps Blog.

I’m going to show you the card here, but please go over and show Jackie some love on the Inky Blog.  I promised her I would send my readers over, plus you get to read some of the interview I gave her!  You’ll also get to find out all about this card and why I chose the image . . . you don’t want to miss that!




That’s all for me today . . . oh wait!  I need to tell you about the show yesterday.  I got lots of goodies . . . some much needed Copic Markers and refills, some stamps from Our Daily Bread (and I got to see Kelly), got to even see Mary (Stacey Caron’s mom) which was a fabulous surprise!  I met of few of you, my readers, saw lots of my cards in the Rubbernecker booth (even though I’ve been banned/refused from the website since I left the company design team) – yelled hi to Mr. Rubbernecker just to see him squirm (Bad Bad Sherry), got to finally meet Nikki Sivils, and almost forgot . . . purchased some 6×6 paper pads I’ve been looking for!  All in all, it was a great day and I’m so glad I decided to go over!

Thanks for stopping by today, don’t forget to visit the Inky Antics Rubber Stamps Blog and take advantage of the adventures that come your way today!


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It’s Smiley from After going to the gym Smiley from this morning, YES I said gym, and while I’m waiting on the IU/KY game tonight, I thought I would play a little in the studio.    In case you are wondering, I’m NOT rooting for the Wildcats . . . I actually always root for their opposition . . . and this time it happens to be the Hoosiers (who I always root for)!  All I can say is IU is back Smiley from

AND the gym . . . I’ve been going with mom and my sister to the Wellness Center for 2 weeks now.  We’re going 3 days a week right now, but I’m beginning to think that for me to loose any weight at all . . . well I probably need to go Monday through Friday.  I’ve been doing 30 minutes on the bike and 30 minutes on the treadmill.  Today they said they would start me on some upper body next week . . . I’m ready for that!

Anyhoo, I’ve had this Inky Antics clear set that has been begging for some ink.  I like it because it’s one of those you can color with markers, give it a little mist of water and then stamp it.  Because this one is line drawn, I was able to take a wet paintbrush and pull the color through the image.


After the flower dried, the sentiment was stamped over the top in Archival Coffee.  Since I used the Ranger Distress Markers, I went searching for my old spritzing tool.  Remember those?  I got mine a number of years ago with SU first came out with it . . .  we couldn’t get enough of them.  I figured what the hell . . . time to dust it off!  I did some spritzing with Dusty Concord and Brushed Corduroy Markers to match the flower.  I think I got a little carried away . . . but it was fun!

The paper is my new 6×6 pad from My Mind’s Eye – A Beautiful Life.  The seam binding was dyed with Milled Lavender Distress Ink.

Well, the sun is finally shining after a morning of dull skies and rain . . . I might be a good time to get the shitzes out for a walk.  Thanks for stopping by and remember . . .  life is short, enjoy the adventures that come our way today!


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At Winter CHA, Inky Antics Rubber Stamps introduced a new product to the market . . . The HoneyPOP Collection.  This is such a different and fun collection that even us die hard vintagy/grungies love it! Jackie Lewis, the founder and Creative Director for Inky Antics, has a fabulous video tutorial, as well as a written one, on how to use these stamps in conjunction with the Honeycomb Pads.  You can find them both here on their eclectic Paperie home page.  Did I watch the video before I made my card . . . NO!  So needless to say I left out a few steps.

As an added surprise in today’s hop, Jackie thought it would be nice if all the designers gave away a set of HoneyPOPS and coordinating Honeycomb Pad!  She was very generous and gave each of us an additional collection that we will get to give away to one of our lucky readers. eclectic Paperie will also be giving away a $25 Gift Voucher on the eP Blog.

Here’s how you can win your own HoneyPOPS!  Simply leave me a comment telling me what you think of the HoneyPOP Collection and/or any of the projects you have seen on the hop.  You have  today and tomorrow to leave comments and the winners will be announced on Friday!

Don’t forget to leave comments for my fellow E-Team members.  Remember they are all giving away a HoneyPOP set too!

The E-Team

Daisy Sparks
Broni Holcombe
Latrice Murphy
Linda Duke
Linda Ledbetter
Micki Harper
Sherry Cheever
Starla Nelson

Now for my project!  I must first tell you, that even though these stamps are probably better suited to children, I found a way to work around that.  I made my card for any of my gray, wrinkled friends or maybe even some of my mother’s friends.  It’s just a little twisted campy humor!


I colored the images with Copic Markers (W-1, 3 & 5; BG0000; BG10) and used some old BasicGrey Marrakech Designer Paper.  Marrakech is one of those papers that I had a hard time using (so I have tons of it) but when I think of elephants my mind automatically recalls the Marrakech paper.    Because I was coloring with Copic Markers, the images were stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black so the image wouldn’t smear.  The sentiment was stamped in Ranger Archival Jet Black because I prefer the crispness of the ink, and then die cut/embossed with Spellbinders Grommet Tags.


Because I just can’t make a one-layer card (it would be stepping too far out of the box), I stamped the elephant on white cardstock cut to size for the card.  Because I decided on a top fold card, my balloon looks a little funky because of the Honeycomb lines.

Well, I think that’s it for me today!  Thanks for stopping by and don’t forget to leave some comments for my fellow E-Team members!


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Smiley from Happy Monday!  I hope y’all had a good weekend and you’re not in the line of these early morning storms.  I awoke at 4:00 this morning to the sounds of the tornado siren at the end of the street going off.  We’ve had some BAD storms this morning!  All is safe and sound here now . . . and the little shitz have all settled down.

One thing about getting up so early this morning, was the fact that I finished a card I was working on yesterday.  I colored the image and then went looking for paper to make the card . . .  Smiley from . . . I threw my hands up Smiley from, turned off the lights and came upstairs to watch the race.

I don’t think I’ve ever introduced you to Kiki.  She’s from Inky Antics and I’ve had her for years and don’t think I’ve ever put ink to her.  Oh I KNOW  . . . how could I have done that?  What makes this stamp even better, is that all the grandkids called my mother Kiki, until they got too old and felt they should call her Grammy instead.


I’ve also used a sentiment, Cut that Out, from Inky Antics that I just had to have!  Every year when my mother wishes me a happy birthday, it is my pleasure to tell her that she’s getting older . . . SO, I just had to have this sentiment.  The top half was stamped for the front of the card and the bottom half for the inside.

Getting Older Inside

I settled on Graphic45 On the Boardwalk paper (this was the hardest part of the card) and then added some ivory silk May Arts Ribbon (from Stamp Simply Ribbon Store).

Now that I’ve gotten Smiley from watching the Smiley from, and I’ve lost all train of thought, I’m going to end it here.

I hope you have a great day and thanks for stopping by!


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