Thursday, January 16, 2020


Short on time and need a quick card? Layered backgrounds is your answer. I created a fun card using two complimentary patterned papers and a simple stamped (no color!) image. 

If I had colored this image (which I absolutely LOVE!), it would have taken away from the overall clean lines of this card. So I kept it very simple and stamped it in a medium grey. The stamps I used are from Technique Junkies. I used Pelican (SD892) and one of the sentiments from Simple Sentiments 2B (SS026). If you like these stamps (or any other products you find on the Technique Junkies site), you can save 10% by entering the code TJ10Ro at checkout. 


The layout of the card is SSSC286 from Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenges.

Sketches are also a great way to save you time on a quick card. I have saved a LOT of sketches over the years. If you are interested in getting some sketch inspiration, you can feel free to visit my Pinterest Board: Card Sketches. I have tons of ideas for you there and I am adding new ones all the time.

Hope you found some inspiration here today. Thanks for stopping by!

Til next time,
Keepin' it inky!

Wednesday, January 1, 2020

Technique Junkies New Stamp Release for January 2020

Happy New Year, Everyone! I hope you had a wonderful welcome into 2020. With a new year, brings a new release from Technique Junkies, and I can't wait to show you some of the great new stamps in this collection!

The new release includes a huge variety of stamps...sweet and sour, lol. 

Release Notes:  All new releases are on sale until the 8th of the month. You will automatically receive 15% off those stamps. As an added bonus, receive an ADDITIONAL 10% OFF by adding the code "TJ10Ro" at checkout. That 10% code is good all month long on all products through Technique Junkies!  If you'd like to see all the stamps in the release, just click H E R E !

If you have arrived from Pat Huntoon, you are in the right place. If not, you may want to start at the beginning so you don't miss any good stuff! Here is the full line-up for your convenience:

RO DONNER  ⇐ You are here!

Let's go to the fun stuff!

Basic supplies may include: MistiCutAlign Tools; various inks pads including the new IZink InksInk Blending Brushes; cardstock, vellum and adhesives; paper trimmer, scissors and/or Xacto knife; heat tool; embossing powder


Stamp Used:  They Have Whiskers
TJ Products Used:  A Colorful Life Stencil; IZINK Pigment Ink
Other Products Used:  Washi Tape, String


Stamp Used:  Nose Art
Other Products Used:  Patterned Paper, Vellum, Q-Tips


Stamp Used:  Birthday Queen
TJ Products Used:  Kaisercraft Gel Pens, Nuvo Glitter Pen
Other Products Used:  Embossing Folder


Stamp Used:  I Hate Losing
TJ Products Used:  The Happy Housewife Stamp (One of my most favorite stamps)
Other Products Used:  Flocking

Well, there you have it. Hope you found some inspiration today.  Remember, all the new releases are on sale (15% off) only until the 8th, so shop early. And save an additional 10% by using the code below (that code is good any time all month long on all products!).

Til next time,
Keepin' it inky!

Friday, December 20, 2019

Motherlode of Sentiment Stamps

Hey, all! I just wanted to share with you the whopping number of sentiment stamps I got on the cheap! Holy cow! I hit the motherlode!

Can you tell I am slightly excited and exhuberant about these stamps? While they aren't new releases from Technique Junkies, they are new to me...I didn't know they existed a until a very short time ago. So I'm letting my ignorance be your education. 

They are called Simple Sentiments and there are a total of NINE SETS! Each set (1a, 1b, 1c; 2a, 2b, 2c; 3a, 3b, 3c) comes in a different orientation. Some are white in a black box, some are black text and some are written vertically. Here are the four sets I purchased:

Since I got such a great deal on these stamps, I'm going to share the not-so-secret news: Technique Junkies is having an inventory reduction sale where you can save up to 45% off a select group of stamps. Read a little farther down and I'll share all the details.

But first I want to show you a few tags I created with some of these stamps.

To make the tags, I just laid them out next to each other and gave them a good spray with a few colors of Shimmering Bliss. Then I added a few smudges of IZINK Pigment Ink and blew it around with a straw. I then selected various embellishments to finish off the tags.

The sentiments on these tags all came from the sets I purchased at 45% off their original price.  The special sale is for 35% off, but if you use my code: TJ10Ro  you will save an additional 10% for a total of 45% off. An unheard of deal! And that 10% is good for any product carried at Technique Junkies...stamps, inks, stencils, markers, etc...and even the MISTI!

If you want to pick up some great sentiment stamps, Technique Junkies is the place to go! But hurry....the sale is only on until December 22nd!!

Well, I'm going to get back to playing with my new stamps. With only four sets, I still have 52 sentiments to pick from! FIFTY-TWO, y'all!!!!

Til next time, 
Keepin' it inky!

Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Outline Only Stamping

Sometimes you don't have a lot of time or just want a simple card. Well, this is that card. No coloring. Just an embossed outline stamp.

See what I mean? Simple and easy. Looks like you spent a lot of time, but you didn't. Festive yet elegant. Great for mass producing. (Not that I recipient per design for this gal.)

I simply stamped the poinsettia image from the set Poinsettias Set of 4 from Technique Junkies and heat embossed with gold embossing powder. No coloring at all. I trimmed down the piece, wrapped a couple of strips of ribbon around it, then attached it to the card base. Look how that gold shines!

The sentiment from the same set was stamped and embossed and attached to the card as well.  Done!  Now this card is on it's way to a couple of very special Joes I know.

Like this stamp? The poinsettia comes in two sizes and there are two sentiments included.

Right now, you can save 10% on this stamp by entering my special code at checkout: TJ10Ro.  Want to save even more on a great selection of stamps? Head over to the Inventory Reduction Sale at Technique Junkies. All those stamps are 35% off, but with my code you save a whopping 45%!!!! That code again:

I can't resist a good bargain. Can you?

Til next time,
Keepin' it inky!

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

I love being on the Design Team for Technique Junkies!  I get to share all kinds of fun stamps with you, and introduce you to great sales! Well, if you haven't already heard, TJ is have a 35% off inventory reduction sale right now. Lots of stamps are in this section. And I can hook you up with another 10% off, which gives you a 45% DISCOUNT on these stamps.

How do you get that extra 10% you ask? Just enter my special code TJ10Ro at checkout. That's it. Voila! You just cranked a 45% discount! And that 10% code is good for any other goodies you may want to grab for yourself as well.

I've made a card with some of the stamps available in this sale, plus it's a break from all the Christmas cards you've been seeing. 

There are a lot more details about this card which can be found on my post over at Technique Junkies.