Wednesday, December 15, 2010

A VERY MERRY DAY

'Twas days before Christmas when from towns far and near the Inky Fingers gathered filled with laughter and cheer.
Most lights they came on, and the tables were set as we all settled down for a nice winter fest. 
When what to our wondering eyes there appeared but a nice little treat full of  warm winter cheer!


With dishes to share and tags yet to make we were all ready of this fun to partake. 

Since I am not a poet I'll  just end it here and wish you all a Christmas full of Good Cheer.

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Here at the dishes and recipe cards.



Barry
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Marcia
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Monique
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Cari
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Dawn
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Claudia
 A long distance Inky Finger
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Christine
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Caryl
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Thank you Barry and Jerome for hosting our gathering.   The Potato Soup was fabulous!


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Monday, December 13, 2010

Sneak Peek....

Here is a sneak peek at our Inky Fingers December fun where we each brought a gift tag for everyone to make. Christine made a garland of the tags and hung them on her fireplace.  Double click on the picture to see it larger.
More pictures to come.......

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Ta-dah!



 Ok, my necklace is not as clean as Angelas you can see bubbles and rough edges but the idea is there for you all to see.  All you need is a washer, a punch the size of the washer, pretty paper and Crystal Effects, both Stampin Up and Close to My Heart sell it.  When making it be sure your tape covers the whole washer otherwise the edges will lift when covered with the Crystal Effects.  The cord and bead you can find at any craft store.  So get to making......

Monday, December 6, 2010

Sunday Fun

 Sunday was Customer Appreciation  Day at Angela's house, our Close to My Heart consultant,everyone made four free projects I am posting two of them I am still working on the necklace and will post later depending on how well it turns out, I know Angela's was beautiful.  The gift card holder is specially cute and very easy to make. The picture does not do justice to the peacock card it is embossed in white and it sparkles in just the right places

Saturday, November 27, 2010



What to do on a cold and rainy day?  Craft!  Decided to play with the Stampin Up punches and the Cuttlebug and here are some simple cards I made.  So come on Inky Fingers where are those holiday crafts you've been making?  

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

FROSTY DAYS AHEAD



Once I get inspired I just roll with it and after the Give Thanks banner I made this one.  The papers are SNOW MUCH FUN by 3bugsinarug and I absolutely love them.  Didn't have any letters  so I ran to Michael's got lucky and found these Martha Stewart letters that are perfect for the theme. The ribbon has shiny silver snowflakes.

GIVE THANKS

Just a little something I made for our Crafty Ladies group that meets at the Fircrest Community Center.  Making a paper craft was a first for some but everyone did wonderful and added their own creative touch.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!!!

The Challenge:   Working with your assigned letter create a panel for a Halloween banner that will read TRICK OR TREAT.  Bring material to make another panel with the word OR. 

Participants:  Dawn, Monique, Lupine, Christine, Caryl, Marcia, Cari, Barry, Jerome and Danielle.

RESULTS....  (the photo was pieced together from three separate ones so the panels don't appear to be the same size, but they are.  Double click to see it larger.)

And now for a view of each panel and the name of the artist.


Christine


Barry


Danielle

Caryl

Monique

Cari

Jerome

Lupine

Dawn

Cari

Marcia

Here are some of the OR panels we each  made.

Jerome

Caryl

Christine

Danielle

Barry

What a fabulous banner we brought home. Having a banner that everyone contributed to will always remind us of the friendships we have found in the Inky Fingers and the  fun times we share.

GREAT WORK EVERYONE AND A WARM " WELCOME"
TO JEROME AND DANIELLE.




  

 
     



Saturday, October 2, 2010

Alina Name Frame

Tonight I made a name frame for my friend Fred's daughter Alina, who will be turning 1 year old next Saturday.

In the past we used a different alphabet to make our name frames, something more shabby and vintage-looking. Because this was for a baby, Caryl loaned me this Stampin' Up! alphabet that she saved from the "sell" pile - and thank goodness, because it's whimsical and perfect for a little girl's name.

Fred told me that Alina's room is purple and white so I knew what the color theme would be. I checked out the button section of Joann's and found the little flowers on the letters as well as the purple lady bugs. The ribbon with fabric flowers was a great find because it fit the color scheme and filled in the lower section of the frame. Thanks to Caryl for reminding me of the bird punch, which ended up perfect to fill the upper left corner. The shadow-box frame was $10 at Joann's, so the total cost of the name frame is under $20 - not bad for a birthday gift!