Thursday, November 28, 2013

Red Christmas

It's been a very very very VERY long time since I've posted.  Daily I try to understand where the time goes.  Haven't found the answer yet.  If anyone knows, feel free to scream it to me!  Now that winter is pretty much here, crafting usually is the front runner for things to do.  I find I get far more done when the weather outside is frightful.
I'll keep todays post short and sweet.  CAS Christmas card.  See?  S & S ;)

Challenges I'd like to enter:
Charisma Cardz: Christmas
My Recipe:
5 x 6 1/2
Card Stock: Recollections
Embossing: Sizzix (Polka Dots)
Stamps: Hero Arts
Other: Glitter Glitz, Spellbinders (Circle Dies)
See you soon!

Friday, April 5, 2013

Hello Kitty

It's April.  Which means Spring should be in full swing.  NOT!  It's been extremely slow going here in Ontario.  We get one lovely day of 15 degrees Celsius followed by -12 degrees Celsius and flurries!  Not impressed.

Anyway, as usual, things around here are busy.  Getting orders filled, showcasing our work for an open house and Birthday parties.  Breathe.

Hello Kitty seems to be a big deal these days although my little Emma has loved her forever.  Her 4th b-day party was Hello Kitty themed (HERE).  So passing on the love, I decided to make a bunch of these cuties for some special little girls out there :)

Challenges I'd like to enter:

Crafty Ribbons: Anything Goes with Ribbon
Little Miss Muffet: Anything Goes
Sarah Hurley Challenges: Projects with Character
Inky Impressions: For A Child
Simon Says Stamp: Birthdays

My Recipe:
5 x 6 1/2
Cardstock: Recollections
Patterned Paper: Hello Kitty Scrapbooking Kit
Other: Ribbon, Spellbinders (Doily, Circle dies)
Well time to mosey my way to the laundry room.  Again, not impressed.

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Bridal shower

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Yet again, I am behind on my blogging.  I've put myself into the naughty corner and thought about what I did wrong and I'm ready to come back!
2012 ended rough.  A close death in the family brought regular Christmas traditions some sadness.  My P.I.C.C and I had a craft show the same weekend and had a bridal shower we were working on.  Needless to say, 2013 was frantically welcomed.

So far this year has not disappointed.  My God-Daughter's bridal shower was a success and in 10 days time, I'll be heading downtown to my see FIRST CONCERT EVER!  Oh the joy!  Wondering which concert?  Maroon 5!  Amazing seats and great company will be sure to bring a huge smile to my face....not to mention the always adorable Adam Levine *swoon*

On to the crafty shtuff...Here are a few pics of the shower. Nothing says love more than a bridal shower :) The shower was Tiffany's inspired colors and decor.  We created everything from the invitations to the cupcake wrapper pompom center pieces.  The cake was from a local bakery.  
There are a TON of pictures on our Facebook page HERE.  Swing by and "like" InkyGardens :)

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Challenges I'd like to enter:

Addicted to CAS:  Candy
Crafty Calender Challenge: Love and Marriage
One Stop Craft: Love is in the air
Crafty Ribbons Challenge: Anythings goes with ribbon
Crafty Creations: Black and white plus one
Basic Supplies:

Papers: Recollections
Tools: Spellbinders, Cricut, Cuttlebug
Other: Ribbon, Stamping, Styrofoam balls, Cupcake wrappers


A lot of love and work went into this party but having a Bride-to-be in awe made it all worth while :))

Friday, November 30, 2012


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Hi hi :) 
Well it's been a crazy couple of months!  Craft shows and orders to fill, I can barely get MY Christmas stuff done!  I'm not's good to be loved :o)

I have a standing customer and every year she asked for personalized Christmas bulbs.  Here are this years entries.  Enjoy!

Challenges I'd like to enter:

4 Crafty Chicks: Ornaments
Crimbo Crackers: Anything Goes (Festive/Holiday)
Pixie Dust Studio: Winter Holiday Creations
Sassy Studio Designs: Anything But A Card (Christmas)
The Paper Shelter: Christmas Is Coming
Simon Says Stamp: Anything Goes
Creative Card Crew: Anything Goes
Party Time Tuesdays: Anything Goes

I would LOVE to be able to post more often but I have succumb to the holiday chaos!  Ciao for now :))

Thursday, October 4, 2012


 Hi hi :)

Quicky tonight.  Working on a ton of Christmas cards for our up and coming craft show in November and here's one of them.  Hope you like :)

Challenges I'd like to enter:

Created With Love: Christmas
OLLCB: Santa
 Stamp And Create: Winter Wonderland
Totally Stampalicious: Anything Goes

My Recipe:
Cardstock: Recollections
Patterned Paper: DCWV
Stamp: Recollections, Hero Arts
Coloring: Prisma Premiere Markers
Other: Rhinestones
Enjoy your Evening!

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Baby Boy

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 Good morning folks :)

I hope it's a good morning for ya'll cause I am a sick sniffling mess!  I don't know why my body even bothers to try and fight it.  I'm ALWAYS going to catch it.  I'd sooner suffer with the rest of the family than have everyone better and me lagging for another week!  I think colds are like mob bosses; you can tell yourself they let you off the hook for payment buuut we all know they'll be back....and collecting interest!  

I won't go down without fighting though.  Inky Gardens (offical name :)) will most likely be doing another craft show this coming November soooo, as long as my fingers aren't suffering from excessive snot,   I WILL NOT SUCCUMB!  

Fairly simple baby card.  Inside is done as well :)

Challenges I'd like to enter:

Papertake Weekly: Things that make you go Awwww
Bearly-Mine: Anything Goes
Love To Create: Ribbon or Twine
The Crazy Challenge: Seeing Spots

My Recipe:
Cardstock: Staples, Recollection
Patterned Paper: K & CO
Stamps: Fiskars, YNS
Coloring: Prisma Premiere Markers
Other: Twine

Friday, September 7, 2012


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Well Emma's Party was a success!  Lovely friends, awesome weather and food galore!  Here are just a few tidbits of the decor.  Check out more on our FACEBOOK PAGE :))

*Challenge entry below* 


Keeping in the spirits of Birthday's, here are a few birthday cards I whipped up using paper I've been sitting on for centuries!  The insides are also complete with a lovely Birthday sentiment :)
Please excuse the lighting  :\

Challenges I'd like to enter:

DYSU: Birthdays
Crafts and Me: Use a Flower
Inky Impressions: Anything Goes
My Mum's Craft Shop: Anything Goes
Tip Top Tuesdays: Birthdays
My Recipe:

Cardstock: Recollections
Patterned Paper: K&CO
Punches: Martha Stewart
Stamps: MFT
Fonts: Computer Generated
Other: 3D Flowers (Recollections), Pearls, Stitching, Rhinestones
Yawn....I really need to stop blogging at night! :S