Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Ministry of Silly Walks

How many of you are Monty Python lovers? Even if you aren't, this project will tickle your funny bone.

I just returned from Stampaway in Cincinnati, Ohio, where I had the pleasure of working in the Technique Junkies Booth with Pat Huntoon. A very sweet lady had mentioned that there were no samples of a particular stamp and she would love to see it used. Look no more, my friend. I present Silly Walks (SS037), a set of 13 stamps from Technique Junkies!


Granted, the front of the card is a tad plain. The real surprise is inside. I used my new-to-me Karen Burniston die set called Twist Panel Pop-Up (#1009) that I purchased while at Stampaway. Click on the video below to see the pop-up in action!


Too fun! I love action cards! And the Silly Walks stamp set is just perfect for this card! Here are a couple of still shots of the inside of the card.



As I mentioned, there are 13 stamps in this set. Check out that walking style! I have to admit, I rewatched this skit on YouTube and it made me chuckle, even after all these years. If you want to watch it, too, I have linked it HERE.


The little hat used on the card was from another Technique Junkies stamp set called Hats Off to Dad (SD792). The sentiments on the front and top inside were generated from my label maker.

If you want to get your Monty Python on, you can save 10% at Technique Junkies on any of the stamps I've used here (and any others that tickle your fancy) by using the code below.

Hope I brought a chuckle to your day. 

Til next time,
Keepin' it inky!

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

New Stamp Release and a Brand New Product from Technique Junkies!


Welcome back for another fabulous Technique Junkies Blog Hop! We have some awesome stamps in the August line-up, plus a BRAND NEW PRODUCT: SHIMMERING BLISS!! (You're gonna love it!)

If you have arrived from Janelle's Blog, you are in the right place. If not, you may want to start at THE BEGINNING so you don't miss any of the wonderful projects being shared today!

AUGUST SPECIAL:  All new stamps being released are on sale until August 8th!!! Save 15% on your new release order. You don't need a code...it will be automatically added at checkout. Also, for any other product you may want to add to your card, INCLUDING SHIMMERING BLISS, you can save 10% by adding the code TJ10Ro. What a sweet deal!

Let's get started! It's a little lengthy, but I have so many goodies to share with you! And I have something a little different today. My very first ever product demonstration video! How about some Shimmering Bliss?!



Now that you've seen how cool those sprays are, don't you just want to get every one?! I know my next order is going to include those sprays! I want every color! Speaking of every color, here is a little chart of the colors currently available...so yummy!



And now, here are my projects! I have listed all the supplies used for each card along with links to products available for purchase at Technique Junkies. First up you will see the cards that were featured in the video.



Products Used:
Shimmering Bliss: Festive Flamingo, Vivid Volt
Stamps:  Whispering Friends (RB019), Mood Swings (SDX109)
Other Supplies: Swing Card cutting file, Black and White Cardstock, Colored Pencils, Memento Ink: Tuxedo Black, Stamp Positioner, Tinted Adhesive Embellishments, Tape Runner








Products Used:
Shimmering Bliss: Miami Vice
Stamps: Enjoy the Ride (SS095), Bubbles (S741)
Other Supplies: White and Teal Cardstock, Hero Arts Infinity Dies, Memento Ink: Bahama Blue, Versamark, Enamel Dots, Clear Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Stamp Positioner, Tape Runner






And now for the rest of the projects!




Products Used:
Stamps: Enjoy the Ride (SS095), Creaking Trees (SD736)-Not a new release
Other Supplies: Black and White Cardstock, Patterned Paper, Tombow Markers, Paintbrush, Memento Ink: Tuxedo Black, Enamel Dots, Stamp Positioner, Tape Runner





Products Used:
Stamp: Genius and Crazy (SDX115)
Other Supplies: White, Green and Teal Cardstock, Patterned Paper, Memento Ink: Tuxedo Black, Enamel Dots, Twine, Stamp Positioner, Tape Runner







Products Used:
Shimmering Bliss:  Imperial Yellow, Thulian Pink, Mardi Gras Purple, Iridescent
Stamp: Cocktails and Facebook (SD871)
Other Supplies: White and Dark Yellow Cardstock, A Colorful Life Stencil (Sprinkles Flow), Vellum, Hero Arts Infinity Dies, Memento Ink: Tuxedo Black, Tombow Markers, Enamel Dots, Stamp Positioner, Tape Runner







Products Used:
Shimmering Bliss: Iridescent
Stamp: Never Stop Making Wishes (SD696)
Other Supplies: Black and Grey Cardstock, Vellum, Versamark, Silver Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Nuvo Glimmer Paste: Silver Gem, Stamp Positioner, Tape Runner






Products Used:
Shimmering Bliss: Iridescent
Stamps: Retirement (SDX110), Faith, Family, Farming (SD868)-Not a new release
Other Supplies: White and Black Cardstock, Patterned Paper, Hero Arts Infinity Die, Memento Ink: Tuxedo Black, Superior Watercolour, Paintbrush, Stamp Positioner, Tape Runner



Products Used:
Stamps: Cartwheel (SD891), Calligraphy Loops (S714)-Not a new release
Other Supplies: Black and Dark Yellow Cardstock, Versamark, Black Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Memento Ink: Cantaloupe, Washi Tape, Stamp Positioner, Tape Runner







Whew! That was a lot of projects! Hope you stuck with me til the end! I just couldn't help the flow of creativity this month! { BIG SMILE }

Your next stop along the way is the very creative Judy Jackson. And don't forget about the great discounts!
INCLUDES SHIMMERING BLISS!





















Happy hopping!

Til next time,
Keepin' it inky!

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!