Thursday, March 23, 2017



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Stay tuned for the April New Release Blog Hop on April 1st! And in case you missed it, check out my latest post over on the Design Team Blog.

Til next time,
Keepin' it inky!

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Technique Junkies March New Release Blog Hop

Happy March, Inky Friends!

It's a new month with some new inspiration! I am loving the March new releases from Technique Junkies. And I'm excited to share some projects with you featuring some of the new stamps. All new releases for March are available through Technique Junkies. Order by March 8, 2017 and receive a 15% discount (discount will be reflected in your cart at code needed).

If you have arrived from the very talented and creative Kathy Stacy, you are on the right track! If not, you may want to start at the beginning of the hop (HERE) so you don't miss any of the awesome creativity the Design Team has to share.

Faux Chalkboard Stamping
Love and Laughter Floral
This technique has been around for a little while, ever since the whole chalkboard craze started. But I'm going to show you just how easy it really is!
Start with black cardstock cut to size. 
Using Versamark ink, stamp Love and Laughterthen emboss with white embossing powder.
I used a Spectrum Noir marker to color in the words.
I then used Nuvo Crystal Drops to add color to the petals and leaves.
Then, simply take a makeup sponge and rub it on a piece of chalk.
Pounce onto the black cardstock adding the chalky film.
I then added some cutouts to the corners to frame the piece.

Happy Planner Page
Coffee Barcode (SD765) & Coffee Kitty (SD735)
I simply stamped that adorable Coffee Kitty on the corner of my planner with Versamark.
I then embossed with black embossing powder and colored with Spectrum Noir markers.
The Coffee Barcode was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black.
Note on the upper right, I used Coffee Gauge (SD703).

Welcome Sweet Baby
Welcome Sweet Baby
I cut out the step card using my Silhouette Cameo. 
I then added some pink floral cardstock to the sides and bottom, along with some sparkly adhesive ribbon and buttons.
The booties image was stamped twice: once on the card base and again on a separate piece, which was then trimmed out.
The trimmed booties were then foam-taped to the base image.
I stamped two of the sentiments from the set, Welcome Sweet Baby.
The Welcome piece was diecut and matted with some white cardstock.
I wrapped a pink ribbon around the corner and adhered it to the card.
On the inside, I stamped the third sentiment from the set.

I am absolutely IN LOVE with this stamp!!! It is such a wonderful graphic, that I didn't even do much to it. It's so cute it just shines all on it's own!  I simply stamped Buddies on some brown cardstock using Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I trimmed it down and adhered it to the kraft card base with some foam tape. The sentiment is from the set Dog Quotes (S137). This will make a great masculine birthday card!

Hope you are enjoying the "hop"! Your next stop will be the wonderfully clever Beth Norman.  Here is the complete line-up in case you missed someone:

Til next time,
Keepin' It Inky!

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Technique Junkies February Blog Hop

I am so excited to show you some of the new February Releases for Technique Junkies. There are fifteen new stamps, and I'm going to highlight seven of them (plus an oldie). All the new releases can be seen H E R E and will be discounted 15% through February 8, 2017. No need for a code. The discount will be reflected at checkout.

If you have arrived here from The Crafty Nurse Blog, you are on the right track. If not, you may want to start at the beginning (Technique Junkies) so you don't miss any cool stuff! Let's get going!

Project:  Sarcasm Magnet

Featured Stamp - Sarcasm.
Supplies Used: Tan cardstock, Cork, Brown Embossing Powder, Vversamark Pad, Square Die, Magnet
Assembly:  Stamp and emboss the sentiment on diecut cardstock. Adhere to the cork. Attach a magnet to the back. (Pretty simple, eh?)

Project:  Glamorous Card
Featured Stamps - Calligraphy Loops and Peeking
Supplies Used:  White cardstock, Purple Patterned Paper, Ribbon, Clear Label with Printed Sentiment, Black cardstock, Vellum, Versamark pad, Clear Embossing Powder, Purple Ink Stamp Pad, Lavendar Mica Powder, Adhesive Rhinestones, Silver Cardstock, Silver Embossing Powder
Assembly:  Cut purple cardstock and attach to card front. Stamp and emboss the silver panel and attach to card. On Vellum, stamp and emboss the image. Die cut to oval shape. Die cut black cardstock using two oval dies to create a frame. Versamark frame and add Lavender Mica Powder. Attach vellum panel to back of frame, and attach that to the front of the card. Add rhinestones to image and frame. Add computer-journaled sentiment to piece of ribbon and add to card front.

Project:  Journey Card
Featured Stamp - Travel Love
Supplies Used:  Kraft cardstock, Vellum, Embossing Powder, Versamark, Printed Diecut, Blue cardstock, Vinyl Border, Foam Tape
Assembly:  Create card base from Kraft cardstock. Trim vellum, then stamp and emboss the background. Attach that to the card base and line with vinyl border. Attach the sentiment diecut to some blue cardstock and attach that to the card front using foam tape.

Project:  Peaceful Card
Featured Stamps - Beautiful Strength (new) and Feng Shui
Supplies Used:  Kraft cardstock, Patterned paper, Tan cardstock, White cardstock, Embossing powder, Vellum, Black stamp pad, Gold adhesive rhinestones, Colored pencils, Gamsol (or paint thinner or baby oil)
Assembly:  Create card base from Kraft cardstock. On white cardstock, stamp and emboss the image. Color with colored pencils and add Gamsol using a cotton swab to smooth out the pencil lines and blend the colors. Fussy-cut the image and attach to a trimmed piece of patterned cardstock. Add a tan mat and attach that to the front of the card using foam tape. Stamp part of the sentiment on a tan piece of cardstock, trim and attach that to the front of the card with foam tape. On the inside of the card, stamp the rest of the sentiment. Add gold dots and vinyl border to front of card.

Project:  Travel Card
Featured Stamp - Fly Me Away
Supplies Used:  White cardstock, Black cardstock, Patterned paper, Airplane diecut, Foam tape, Black dots
Assembly: Create card base from white cardstock and add a black mat t the ront. Mat the sentiment diecut to black cardstock and attach that to the front of the card. Add the airplane diecut to the front using foam tape. Attach a couple of black dots for embellishments.

Project:  End of Your Rope Card
Featured Stamp - End of Your Rope
Supplies Used:  Kraft cardstock, Twine, Wood grain patterned paper, Fiber ribbon, Wooden beaads, Copper embossing powder, Versamark, Foam tape, Paper punch
Assembly:  Create card base using Kraft cardstock. Stamp and emboss the sentiment. Punch holes at the top and bottom of each rope section. Tie a knot in a piece of twine and thread through the holes. Glue the knot down and tape the twine on the reverse side. Add patterned paper to card base and attach the sentiment piece using foam tape. Add the fiber ribbon and wood beads.

Hope you enjoyed the projects and found some new inspiration. Maybe even some new favorite stamps!  Next up on the Blog Hop is the very talented Beth Norman.  Here is the complete line-up in case you missed someone:

Til next time,
Keepin' It Inky!

Monday, January 23, 2017

On The Monogram Wagon

Had some fun this weekend playing with my Silhouette Cameo and vinyl. Decided I was in need of monogramming some "stuff". I now have a very happy tote, planner cover and ipad case.

How fun are they! Can you tell I like flamingos? LOL  In case you missed my post on Technique Junkies, here is the planner divider I did:

Stay tuned for new projects!!!

Til next time,
Keepin' It Inky! (and Vinyl-y)

Monday, January 2, 2017

Happy New Year and Happy New Stamps!

Welcome to 2017 and the Technique Junkies First Blog Hop of the Year!

We have some great new stamps releasing and, for the month of January, you receive 15% off your order (no coupon needed). And the Design Team has some great projects to share with you and get you motivated! 

If you landed here from Kathy, the Crafty Nurse, you are in the right place! If not, why not start at the very beginning so you don't miss a thing!

Ro Donner:   { THIS IS ME }

I have four cards to share with you today! The cards all feature new releases. If you'd like to check out all the new stamps available, just follow this link to the January Release Page.

First up is "Love in my Heart"...

I simply layered the card base, a black panel and a gingham panel. I then used my Scan-N-Cut to cut out the red hearts. I stamped and embossed the Love Heart Stamp (SD769), which is heart-shaped, and adhered that to the back of the open heart. The fancy heart was adhered to the card and the love heart added with foam adhesive. The heart outline was highlighted with some clear Wink of Stella and I added a few black pearls to the corner to add a little decoration.  

Next, "Love and Madness"...

For this card, I used all three stamps from the Love and Poison Set (SS063). I stamped the sentiment on a piece of vellum and embossed it with black embossing powder. I trimmed and inserted the vellum into a metal tag frame. I then stamped the two bottles with Versamark and red glitter embossing powder. I trimmed them down and added some foam tape to the back. For the background, on a separate piece of cardstock, I embossed the Messy Love Stamp (S744) with some salmon-colored powder, and then trimmed it down. I then used an embossing pen and more red glitter powder to add a border to the card base. I wrapped a shear ribbon around the panel and adhered that to the card base, then added the tag and bottles. I used a red marker to color in the heart on the tag and clear Wink of Stella to add highlights to the lettering.

Now we have "I Love You"...

This card features a great background stamp, Love Knots (S720). I did sort of an ombre effect using four Altenew stamp pads ranging from light to dark on a white panel. That was trimmed down and adhered to a red panel and placed on the card base. Using a silver rub-on, I added the sentiment to a red piece of cardstock. I then diecut and mounted that to the card using foam tape.

Last up, "Yours"...

I love how this card turned out! I used a narrow embossing folder to add a panel to the card base. Then, using a silver rub-on, I added the frame to the front of the card and the frame and sentiment to the inside of the card. I then stamped the Being Yours Stamp (SD727) inside the panel in black ink. I highlighted the doves with clear Wink of Stella.

I'll admit that I had a hard time transitioning from Christmas to hearts. But once I got started, new stamps in hand, making these cards turned out to be a very welcomed change. I hope I got you anxious to try some new stamps too. Don't forget to "hop" on to all the Design Team Blogs and see more of the new releases and some great projects. Next up is the very talented Beth Norman:

Til next time,
Keepin' It Inky!



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