Wednesday, July 11, 2018

New TJ Post


I've got a new post up on the Technique Junkies Blog today. Would love for you to come visit me there. I've got a fun new card and all the details.

Til next time,
Keepin' it inky!

Sunday, July 1, 2018

JULY HOP WITH TECHNIQUE JUNKIES


Welcome to July Hop with Technique Junkies! If you are here from the blog of Janelle Stollfus, you are in the right place! If not, you may want to head to the VERY BEGINNING so you don't miss any of the wonderful projects shared by the Design Team!



There are some great new stamps being released this month...sixteen of them (and some are multi-stamp sets, so there are a LOT of stamps!)  I played with five of those and have four fun cards to share with you today. To see the whole release, you can CLICK HERE.

All New Releases are on sale until July 8th, so you'll want to get your orders in early! You will save 15% (no code necessary, it will be automatically applied at checkout). And for almost everything else, you can save 10% by entering the code TJ10Ro when you check out (this code never expires!).

Let's start with my beach cards. First up features three of the new stamps on a Distress Oxide background. 




New Release Stamps Used:
Seagrass (RB008)
Seashell Borders - Set of 2 (SD883)
Kisses the Shoreline (SD887)

I started by creating a Distress Oxide background. On it I stamped the Seagrass stamp and colored it in with colored pencils. I then stamped the Kisses the Shoreline stamp in black ink. I added a little Wink of Stella to some of the seagrass and some Nuvo Crystal Drops to some of the bubbles. I also added some extra drops to create a little added detail, and a fish button.

For the Seashell Border, I stamped one of the stamps from the set on kraft cardstock, colored it in, added some Wink of Stella to the shells, and trimmed it down. All pieces were attached to a kraft A2 base.

The next beach card also features three sets on a Distress Oxide background.




New Release Stamps Used:
Octopus Face (SD827)
Seashell Borders - Set of 2 (SD883)
Seagrass (RB008)

On the Distress Oxide background, I masked and stamped the two parts of the Octopus stamp. I colored the octopus with Arteza Real Brush Markers, then added some Wink of Stella for shimmer. I masked and stamped the bubbles from Seagrass in various places, and one of the Seashell Border stamps using a light green ink.

I stamped the other Seashell Border stamp on kraft cardstock, colored it in with colored pencils and trimmed the piece down.  All pieces were then mounted to a white A5 card base.


The next cards feature sentiments from the Inside Out Patience set. This set is so fun and snarky and there are 10 stamps to create both outsides AND insides of cards. I will be featuring more of these in later posts, so stay tuned.




New Release Stamp Used:
Inside Out Patience - Set of 10 (SS091)

Other TJ Stamps Used:
Your Kind of Crazy (SD790)
Bricks, Light (P003)

I stamped the bricks on a burgundy cardstock and colored in areas with colored pencils. The ostriches from Your Kind of Crazy were stamped on gray cardstock, colored, cut out, and mounted on the brick panel. 

The sentiment from Inside Out was stamped on gray cardstock, trimmed down, and mounted on the brick panel, which was then attached to a black A2 card base. Sequins and Stickles were added for a little bling.

Next up is a fun card for you Journey fans!




New Release Stamps Used:
Inside Out Patience - Set of 10 (SS091)

Other TJ Stamps Used:
Linen Dots (S671)

To start, I stamped and embossed Linen Dots on burgundy cardstock. I colored in most of the dots using colored pencils, trimmed it down, then cut it into four panels. On each panel, I added a piece of black ribbon at varying heights. 

Those panels were then attached to a black A2 card base, and I added some pink embellishments for dimension and interest.

I stamped the sentiment on a piece of a lighter burgundy cardstock, trimmed it down with decorative scissors, and mounted it on black cardstock. Using foam tape, I attached it to the front of the card. 

The inside sentiment was stamped on burgundy cardstock, trimmed down, and attached to the inside of the card.

As I mentioned, there are three other sets of sentiments in this set. You might just see those in my next post! This is the second release of stamp sets that feature sentiments for both the outside AND inside of your card. Or you can use them both on the front, as I did in my first card using this set.

Remember, you can save 15% on these new releases until July 8th. And for everything else, use the code below:
Well, that's it for me today. Hope you had fun.  Your next stop on the hop will be the very talented Judy Jackson!

Til next time,
Keepin' It Inky!





Friday, June 1, 2018

Technique Junkies June Stamp Release - Let's Hop!


Hello, Junkies fans! Welcome to a new month, and a new hop full of fun new stamps! I am particularly excited for this month's collection. As you can tell from my blog (and especially if you know me), I am a HUGE FAN of Flamingos! If you are too, you will LOVE the new releases in the Flamingo family. Woot! Woot! There are also some great nautical, beachy and sunflower stamps too!  

All the new releases for June are on sale until June 8th! Save 15% off any new release (no code needed, it is automatically applied at checkout). And use the code "TJ10Ro" to save 10% on almost everything else in your cart! And remember, this code is good any time...no expiration!

If you have arrived from the talented Janelle Stolfuss, you are on the right track. If not, you may want to start at the VERY BEGINNING so you don't miss any of the wonderful projects from the Design Team! So, without further ado, let's flamingle!




Happy Bird-Day Flamingos:  This card started with a white A2 card base. To that I added a black CS panel. For the feature of the card, I stamped the Flamingos Background stamp in pink ink on white CS. I then added some black definition with a fine tip marker. I then stamped the Happy Bird-Day sentiment on white CS and die cut the shape. Using a Nuvo Glitter Marker (Raspberry Tart), I highlighted the edge of the cut shape. After wrapping a pink iridescent ribbon around the stamped panel, I foam taped the die cut sentiment on top. 


Flamingo Bird-Day:  I chose another flamingo from the new releases called (not surprisingly) Flamingo 1.  I also again used the Happy Bird-Day sentiment. Who wouldn't love a flamingo birthday card!! That's why I made two!  For this card, I stamped the flamingo on white CS and colored it with markers. I then cut it out (I used my Brother Scan-N-Cut for that part...I hate fussy cutting by hand! lol).  On a piece of vellum, I stamped the sentiment and used a die to cut out the scalloped oval shape. For the background, on kraft CS, I stamped an older TJ Stamp (which I still love!) called Nature. I used Versamark ink and chalk to add a soft colored effect. I trimmed that piece down and lined the edges with Nuvo Glitter Markers in Morning Moss (one of the new colors!). Using foam tape, I adhered that panel to a kraft card base. I then attached the vellum panel and flamingo. I added some clear Nuvo Crystal Drops to add a little highlight.



Are you sick of Flamingos yet?  I sure ain't! LOL.  Can't get enough! So here is one more.

Land on Both Feet:  This sassy card again features the Flamingos Background stamp. And a new sentiment called Balance on One Leg. I used a dark pink card base and added a black CS panel. I added a black die cut shape to the background image and topped it off with a strip of black ribbon. That was then adhered to the card base. I stamped the sentiment on to dark pink CS using black ink and die cut the sentiment. That was added to the card using foam tape. I highlighted "one leg" and "both feet" with a fine glitter marker. I then added a couple of pink feathers and some faux pink water drops. Fun card!



Ok, I'm done with the flamingos...at least until my next post!  ;)

Sunflower Kisses: My final card for the hop features a magnificent floral stamp called Sunflower Duo along with a matching sentiment called Sunflower Sentiments (Set of 2).  This card starts with a white card base. On a brown CS panel, I stamped a background using a great TJ stamp called Sunflowers. I clear embossed the panel and adhered it to the card base. On a piece of white CS, I stamped the Sunflower Duo in brown ink and colored it using watercolor pencils and a water brush. I drew a light pencil line where I wanted the edge to be, and trimmed out the right side of the panel. After rounding the two corners and adding some Nuvo Crystal Drops to the flower centers, I attached that to the card with foam tape. On a scrap piece of white CS, I stamped the sentiment in brown ink and trimmed it down to a banner. I lined the edge of the piece with Nuvo Glitter Markers in Iced Americano (another new color!) and then attached that piece with foam tape.  I truly love how this card turned out, which renewed my love for sunflowers! Can't wait to make some more cards with these two new sets!



Well, that's the end of my projects for this hop. Hope you enjoyed what I had to share (and hopefully I got you hooked on flamingos!! lol).  Remember, the sale goes only until June 8th, so get your orders in early. And to save 10% on almost everything else, use the code below:
Your next stop along the way is to the very creative Judy Jackson. I am sure you will love her projects!

Til next time,
Keepin' it inky!


Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Welcoming a New Stamp Artist at Technique Junkies

SPECIAL HOP!!!
I am happy to join Technique Junkies in celebrating a new Illustrator at Technique Junkies Stamps.  We have 10 new stamps from Rita Bakarat in the Technique Junkies line! You can see all of the new stamps HERE.



If you’ve come from Karen Jiles' blog, you are in the right place. If not head to the Technique Junkies Blog for the start of the hop so you don't miss any of the wonderful projects! And make sure you comment on all the stops along the hop because one lucky person who comments will receive a $25 Technique Junkies Gift Certificate! Comments will be open until Saturday May 19th and the winner will be announced May 20th on the Technique Junkies Blog.
First up, I have a really fun shaker card to share with you. Ballerina is such a whimsical design and I love the sentiment, Dance With Your Heart. A perfect pair!
Ballerina, Dance With Your Heart
Next is a fun little fairy card using the paper piecing technique featuring the Relaxed Fairy. I also used the sentiment, Unicorns and Sparkly.
Relaxed Fairy, Unicorns and Sparkly


Relaxed Fairy was stamped on several different pieces of coordinating cardstock. I then trimmed out each section and stuck them all together to make a cute patterned image.


And finally, one of my favorites from the new collection, Floral Border. I thoroughly enjoyed coloring these beautiful flowers using Spectrum Noir markers.


I sure hope you enjoyed the projects I have shared with you today, and all the other wonderful projects along the way. Your next stop is Yolie Burke. Don't forget to post your comments along the way so you can enter the drawing for the $25 certificate to Technique Junkies. Also, remember you can save 10% on your cart by using the code below (some restrictions apply)...and this code never expires!

Enjoy the rest of the hop!

Til next time,
Keepin' it inky!

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

TJ HOP FOR MAY NEW RELEASES

Welcome to another great hop from Technique Junkies with their brand new May releases!  It seems Spring is finally here, so we will "spring ahead" with some great projects featuring some great new stamps.


All the new releases for May are on sale until May 8th! Save 15% off any new release (no code needed, it is automatically applied at checkout). And use the code "TJ10Ro" to save 10% on almost everything else in your cart! And remember, this code is good any time...no expiration.

If you have arrived from the creative Janelle, you are in the right place. If not, you may want to start at the VERY BEGINNING so you don't miss any of the wonderful projects the Design Team has to share with you!  On to the projects!

There are 15 new stamp sets in May. I am happy to highlight FIVE of those sets here. Stamps used are indicated under the photo.  If you would like more information on how these cards were done, leave me a comment and I will give you the details.  The first set has multiple sentiments for both the outside AND the inside of your cards. No more wondering what to put on the inside! There are TEN stamps in this set!!!  This card, created with die cuts and background paper, features a friend from a few months ago.

INSIDE OUT LIVE FOREVERAlso used: I'm Fluffy

INSIDE OUT LIVE FOREVER
This next card also uses the Inside Out set, along with another beautiful new background stamp. The stamp was inked with pink and green and stamped using the Misti Stamp Positioner. I simply inked a color, then stamped, inked the second color, then stamped, and then the third color and stamped.




Next up is a super cute, super fun stamp...just love this lil gal's smile! Isn't she adorable?


HAPPY ON
A fun new set features some adorable owls and great accompanying sentiments. There are four different owls and three sentiments. I chose to use one of the sentiments for the inside of the card too.


YOU ARE A HOOT 


I have a feeling this next stamp is going to be super-popular! This scene can be used for so many occasions. And a great option for those difficult masculine cards too! I love this stamp!

CITY WATERCOLORS
Also used:  Wisdom of Oz


I hope my projects gave you some inspiration. Don't forget these new releases are 15% off only until May 8th. And for everything else:



Your next stop on the hop is the super-talented Judy. I'm sure you will love the projects she has to share with you today!


Til next time,
Keepin' it inky!

Sunday, April 1, 2018

HOPPIN' DOWN THE BUNNY TRAIL WITH TECHNIQUE JUNKIES


Welcome to another fabulous new release hop with Technique Junkies! I am so excited to have you join us and to show you some of the great new stamps being released this month (click HERE to see all the stamps being released in April). All the new releases are on special until April 8th. You will save 15% (automatically applied at checkout) on the new releases, and if you use the code "TJ10Ro", you can save 10% on pretty much everything else! 

If you have arrived from the very creative Janelle Stolfuss, you are on the right track. If not, you may want to hop back to the BEGINNING so you don't miss any of the wonderful projects along the trail. So, let's get hopping!


First up is a really cool stamp called WILDFLOWERS.  This image was colored with colored pencils and Gamsol, and embellished using Nuvo Crystal Drops.


Next up is a super fun card featuring PARTY CHICKS (SET OF 12) and FRENCHIFIED CLOUDS. The sentiment is from the set FAIRY TALE FLOWERS (SET OF 5). I simply stamped the clouds background and then stamped the chicks where I wanted them. I then stamped the chicks again on a separate piece of cardstock, colored them with Zig Clean Color Markers, cut them out, and attached them over the stamped images.  Such a fun card!


This next card may just be my favorite in the release. "I am no longer accepting the things I cannot change. Now I am changing the things I cannot accept."  Wow! Don't you just love it? This set is called CHANGING THINGS. I simply stamped and embossed the image using Nuvo Embossing Powder, and used a die to cut it out. A couple more die cuts (the red corners) and some Nuvo Crystal Drops finished off this stunning card.


The next card is also from the set FAIRY TALE FLOWERS (SET OF 5)I stamped the bird using my Misti and some Nuvo Glitter Markers. A couple of die cuts and a few sequins later, and we have a cute card ready to send.


My last card features two stamps: FAIRYTALE FLOWERS and SOUL TO DANCE. I stamped the flower background and colored it in using Zig Clean Color Markers. I then stamped the sentiment on a piece of vellum and attached that to the front of the background. I added a few sequins and some Nuvo Glimmer Drops to finish off the card.


Well, there you have it. Hope I was able to give you a little inspiration today. Remember, 15% off the new releases until April 8th. For anything else, use the code below (this is good any time, no expiration!).

Your next stop along the way is the talented Judy Jackson. I'm sure you're going to love what she has to share with you.

Til next time,
Keepin' it inky!