Saturday, January 18, 2014

Get Inky! Farewell and Welcome Blog Hop

Welcome to the Get Inky! "Farewell and Welcome" Blog Hop!

You're in for a treat! We're hopping to usher out the 2013 design team while welcoming in the 2014 design team, some of whom are new to Get Inky! Stamps. As you may know, I am saying farewell. I was a part of the 2013 DT. It was an amazing experience, which makes it a bittersweet moment as I move on to new adventures. 

Well, you should have come from Kathy's blog, but if you have come here first, be sure to start at the Get Inky! Challenge Blog for a chance to win a fun prize!

I created a fun Valentine's Day themed Inner Stair Step card using four different Get Inky! stamp sets available on Etsy. I've seen all kinds of stair step cards but this one was new to me and I love it!! I added a stamped and layered piece to the highest step to create the look you see. 

My focal point is the lovable monster from Get Inky's 2013 Halloween Spooktacular set. She was so fun to color! To make her a girl, I drew on eye lashes and used a flower stem stamp (from the Love Bugs set) to create a bow for her 2 strands of hair.  I love using unusual stamps to create a desired effect. I also created my own embellishment by layering a dimensional sticker on top of a felt heart on the second step. SO much fun!! I encourage you to make your own Valentine's using Get Inky! Stamps. There a lot to work with combining all the sets. Gets your creative juices flowing!

  • Get Inky! Stamps - 2013 Halloween Spooktacular, Love Bugs, Geeky Fun, Whimsical Moon and Stars
  • The Paper Cut - Inner Stair Step Card (festive variety pack)
  • Copics  - R81, R83, R35, Brown and black multiliner pens
  • DCWV patterned cardstock and Sweetheart paper
  • Copic Xpress It blending card
  • Memento Ink - Tuxedo black, Rhubarb stalk, Ladybug
  • Recollections foam tape 
  • Jolee's - heart, xoxo embellishment
  • Stash - red felt heart
Now for the fun part! Leave a comment on each blog (by Wednesday) along the way and you'll be entered to win:
* one of three one-year Inky Moonbeam memberships - 
To see what the club is all about,
* one Crafty Card Gallery app donated from Jennifer Restivo

I'm so glad you hopped by! Your next stop is Lyne's inspiring blog. Until we meet again... Get Inky!!

Oh wait!! I have a great giveaway going on for my followers. So follow me on google and/or bloglovin' and click here to share your crafty resolutions for a chance to WIN!!


Here's the whole hop lineup (just in case you get lost):

  1. Get Inky! Challenge Blog 
  2. Ann
  3. Beth
  4. Crystal
  5. Jamie
  6. Jessica
  7. Judy
  8. Julie
  9. Kathy
  10. La-Vie
  11. Lyne
  12. Susan B. 
  13. Susan R 
  14. Tonya
  15. Thia 


  1. OMGosh! La-Vie this is AWESOME! Super cute! LOVE! Thanks so much for being on the team! Maybe someday you'll join us has been a pleasure having you on the team.

  2. Such a fun idea and great coloring. So glad you introduced me to these stamps

    1. You're welcome my dear! So glad you are a part of the team and showcasing all your talents! Good luck this year.


  3. Great card it is awesome! It was fun working with you, keep in touch.

    1. Hey Ann. I will definitely keep in touch! It's been a blast. hugs!

  4. So cute, La-Vie....I love step cards! I can seeing you making a bunch of the middle part for your kids for Valentine's Day and they would be the HIT of their classes!!
    I've enjoyed crafting with you this past year & enjoying your designs; let's stay in touch!

    1. Hey Beth! It's been awesome creating with you. I just might make those for my kids' schools. Thanks for the idea! I'll definitely keep in touch. Good luck in 2014.

  5. Oh what a cutie. Wonderful card.
    Thanks for sharing,
    Crafty hugs,

  6. Your card is wonderfully cute, La-Vie! You have been a true inspiration to me while serving on this team together. Yes, definitely, let's stay in touch!

    1. Hey Julie! Thanks so much for your compliments and kind words. Thanks for letting me know you were inspired. It means a lot to me. Most of the time I feel like no one is paying attention to me and my crafty endeavors. It's great to know that I was wrong. I'll be in touch for sure. hugs!


  7. Goodbye and good luck! TFS you girl monster, love her and the card she stands on.

    1. Thanks Sherry for your kind compliments! Good luck to you this year as well.

  8. Wow I thought the first pic was the whole card till I scrolled down.!!! You are really going out with a bang !!! Bummed you won't be creating this year and love the card!

    1. Hey Anna! Ah-hah!! Glad you scrolled down. I love a good sneak peek. Thanks for your kind words and for being bummed I'm leaving... hugs.


Your comments bring me SO much Joy! Thanks for taking the time to stop by and view my creations. If you love what you see, please share my posts and invite your friends to follow me as well! ~XXX La-Vie B.