Monday, September 25, 2017

Falling for Autumn (pun intended)

Hello, my friends! Happy Autumn!  It's been beautiful here in southern Michigan. The leaves are starting to change. The weather, however, is throwing us for a loop...high 80's and 90's. Unusual for late September. But I'm not complaining. I love the Fall.

I have a very season-appropriate card to share today. The stamps used are from a new release from Technique Junkies called Autumn - Set of 6 (SS078). I instantly fell in love with this set. I'll bet you can see why...

I stamped the sentiment and leaves on the kraft cardstock and colored them in using Spectrum Noir colored pencils.  I added some black watercolor splatters and a little of brown marker spray. The panel was attached to a brown card base and the little buttons finished off the card. I love the colors in the card. They just make me happy.

I hope this post made you a little happy today too. If you like this set of stamps (or any of the other ones that may catch your fancy at Technique Junkies), you can save 10% by adding the code TJ10Ro at checkout.

Be sure and come visit me on October 1st for the Technique Junkies New Release Blog Hop!

Til next time,
Keepin' it inky!

Friday, September 1, 2017


Happy September Release Day, Technique Junkies fans!
If you've arrived from Jeanne, you are in the right place. If not, head to the Technique Junkies Blog where it all don't want to miss a thing!

We have 21 new stamps in the Technique Junkies line! We are so thrilled with the new release we decided to do something extra special!

We will be choosing TWO lucky people who comment on this month's release hop - those two people will each win a $100 Technique Junkies gift certificate!!! The more you comment the more chances you have to win, so don't miss a single stop along the hop! Gift Certificate winners will be announced on September 5th. Only one comment entry per blog please.

All of the September 2017 New Release stamps are 15% off through September 8th! We can all use a little bargain, right? No codes needed, just put them in your shopping cart and the discount will be applied at checkout.

Now onto the fun part. Got three basic holidays covered in one post...running from Halloween to Thanksgiving (or Autumn) to Christmas.

First up is a card featuring Skull Frame (S765). It was stamped three times and embossed in different colors on different papers. Each layer was then trimmed out and mounted with foam tape to give it some dimension. A preprinted sentiment was matted and attached to the front with foam tape, and all layers were attached to a grey card base.
Jumping now to Autumn, Beautiful Autumn (SD820) was stamped and embossed in bronze. Watercolors were added to show off the beautiful colors of Fall. A few leaves were punched and adhered to the bottom of the card with a few glitter dots added.

Lets start with some beautiful Draped Ornaments (S764). These were stamped oto white cardstock and colored in with Nuvo Glitter Markers. The panel was trimmed and adhered to a white card panel. a pine bough was printed, trimmed, and added to the top. the sentiment is from the new set, Gifts of Christmas (SS081).
Speaking of Gifts of Christmas, the next two cards feature two more sentiments from the set of five. The sentiments are so elegant and pretty, they stand on their own as the cards' main focal point.

Another fun stamp is Christmas Dog (SD730). I paired it with The Stockings Were Hung (SDX1107) to create a funny card.
And I saved my favorite for the end. It was so pretty, I didn't feel it even needed a sentiment. It can be used for any type of greeting.  This beautiful Pinecone (SD821) was stamped and embossed in chocolate/bronze. I added some colored pencil highlights and finished it off with a puffy paint pen and glitter to set off a shine snow-like effect. The background is not a new release, but it is one of my wintery favorites, Pinecones (S673).
I hope you have been enjoying the hop. Don't forget to leave lot of comments to be entered to win one of TWO $100 TJ Gift Certificates. And remember the new stamps are only on special until September 8th! For any other of the stamps, feel free to use my coupon code and save 10%!

Your next stop will be the talented Beth. I am sure you're going to love what she has to share!

Happy September!
Til next time,
Keepin' it inky!