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 did...one 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.

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Holiday Cheer

SALE! SALE! SALE!

Stamping friends!!! Have I got a bargain for you! How would you like to save 45% off a huge selection of stamps from Technique Junkies? They are having a great sale for 35% off, but if you add a code from a design team member, you can actually save an additional 10% making your total discount 45%!!!! You can feel free to use any DT member's code. But if you like the projects I've shared with you, please feel free to use my code: TJ10Ro
We now return you to our regularly scheduled broadcast! ... 



If you are like me, you are still crafting away on all those Christmas cards. I rarely do mass production of my cards...I like everyone to feel special by getting a one-of-a-kind card from me. And this one is definitely not the type you would want to do a bunch of, although you could if you had patience (not my strongsuit). But I do love how it turned out and I hope the recipient will too!


I used two Technique Junkies sets for this card:
Poinsettias, Set of 4


Season's Greetings, Set of 6
I trimmed down a panel and stamped the branches across the top and bottom. I then added Nuvo Drops to the flower part of the branches. The sentiment was stamped and embossed with a gold embossing powder, and I added more Nuvo Drops in a random pattern to fill the panel.

The panel was then added to a panel of gold cardstock, and that was attached to the card base using foam tape.

I think this may be one of my favorite cards from the season so far...but I'm not done yet so that may change!

Hope you were inspired today! You can save 10% on any products you purchase at Technique Junkies by adding my special code at checkout!


Til next time,
Keepin' it inky!






Saturday, November 30, 2019

Still Lovin' Those Penguins!

I am having so much fun with the Let's Chill set of penguin stamps from Technique Junkies!  These little guys are just adorable and so fun to create cards with! And one of my favorite winter/Christmas color combinations, teal and red, is a perfect fit for this fun card.


To create the card, I trimmed down a panel and die cut a circle into it. I trimmed down a slightly larger panel and lightly traced the circle with a pencil so I knew where to stamp. On the larger panel, I stamped the penguin, colored him and the background and attached it to an A2 card base.

For the top panel with the hole, I stamped snowflakes from the Snowflakes Set of 9. That was attached to the card base using foam tape, and I added a few rhinestones for a little added bling.

If you would like to purchase these fun stamps for yourself, you can save 10% by entering my special code at checkout on the Technique Junkies store.


Hope you got a little inspiration today for all those holiday cards you are probably working on with gusto!

Til next time,
Keepin' it inky!



Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Sunday, November 3, 2019

Inks and Stamps and Brushes...Oh My!

I love the Fall and all the beautiful colors Mother Nature has to share (albeit for a very short time). It is these colors that inspired the card I have to share with you today.

I attended a recent Stamp Show in Sevierville, TN where I got to do some demo's for the fabulous Technique Junkies (thanks, Pat!!!). Of course, I just HAD to pick up some new stamps while I was there. This one just caught my eye. I immediately saw in my head what I wanted the card to look like, inspired by the colors of Fall. As soon as I got home, I pulled out my IZINK Ink Pads, Ink Blending Brushes, and the Bare Tree Duo stamp, and created this festive Thanksgiving card.



I absolutely adore how this came together so easily to create such a stunning card. I think Mother Nature would be proud. The photo below shows the additional products I used.





After stamping the image on cream CS, I used the blending brushes to add the colorful areas on the trees and on the ground. The piece was trimmed down, the edges highlighted with the Iced Americano marker, matted on Kraft CS, then adhered to a brown card base. The sentiment is from the Thanksgiving Blessings set, which I also picked up at the show.

I kept the inside of the card simple using another sentiment from the Thanksgiving Blessings set.


If you want to make some Thanksgiving cards, I highly recommend these two sets. I can even save you 10% on your order. Simply enter TJ10Ro at checkout.



Happy Fall, Y'all!

Til next time,
Keepin' it inky!


Friday, November 1, 2019

TJ November Release

Happy November, fellow stampers! I cannot believe how fast October went. Here we are in November already. The good news is that it's RELEASE DAY for Technique Junkies!! I have some cute cards to share with you today. I hope you like them. Here's a peak...



Did you know that Technique Junkies releases 15 new stamps EVERY MONTH? (Well, except for December...when you work that hard, you deserve a break!) I'm featuring several of them today.




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! Here are four cards. I've got all the details below.


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(s) Used: 
- Snowman
- Let's Chill
- Christmas Trees (Not new release, but still on sale!)


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Stamp(s) Used: 
Let's Chill

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Stamp(s) Used: 
- Cold Noses

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Stamp(s) Used: 
- Cold Outside
TJ Products Used:
- Nuvo Glitter Markers

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Well, there you have it. Hope you found some inspiration today. The next blog linked up is Stephanie's. She has some great projects to share with you!

Remember, all the new releases are on sale (15% off) only until the 8th, so shop early. Also, all Christmas stamps are on sale (20% off!!) until November 22nd. Plus you can save an additional 10% on any of these by using the code below (that code is good any time all month long on all products!).


Be sure to come visit me again. I have a super cute card I can't wait to show you!

Til next time,
Keepin' it inky!




Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Friday, October 4, 2019

NUVO EMBOSSING POWDER CHART

Hey, stampin' friends! Just a quick post today. I use a lot of Nuvo Embossing Powder in my projects. I wanted to track which ones I had so when I went shopping I didn't accidentally buy duplicates.

I love when charts are available for me to stamp an image in different inks, or show which pens or pencils I have in my collection. But I couldn't find any for the Nuvo EPs. So I created one for myself. One with the colors added from their online swatches, and one blank so that I could stamp and emboss an image with each one I owned. That way I could easily see which ones I have and also what they will actually look like in person when I use them.




I got to thinking somebody else out there might find this helpful too, so I am attaching both files here.



Let me know if you like them, or if there are any other "charts" you would like to see that haven't already been created.

Til next time, 
Keepin' it inky!



Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Technique Junkies October Release

Hello, my Technique Junkies fans and friends! It's October 1st. You know what that means! Brand new stamps!!!  Wahoo!  I have five cards featuring several of the new sets that I can't wait to share with you!



These new stamps will get you going on your Christmas card projects for sure! They are whimsical, beautiful, ethereal and fun! 



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 (that's 25% total, people!) 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 get 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; watercolor paints; water brush; steel dies and WRMK Evolution

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Stamp(s) Used: 
- Cardinal (JT023)
- Victorian Greetings, Set of 6 (JT030)

Other Products Used:  
- Derwent Inktense Pencils

I love, love, LOVE this cardinal! To make the card, I stamped the image and trimmed it around the bird and branches. I die cut a frame from woodgrain patterned paper and attached it to the bird with the head and tail on the top of the frame. This was then attached to black cardstock, and mounted on the white card base. I splattered white watercolor paints on the entire card. The sentiment was stamped and heat embossed, then die cut and attached to the card front.

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Stamp(s) Used: 
- Meowy Christmas, Set of 2 (JT029)

Other Products Used:  
- Spectrum Noir Colored Pencils
- Super Fine Glitter
- Ranger Glossy Accents

I stamped the image and sentiment on kraft cardstock, then heat embossed them in white. I added a little more white on the cat with colored pencils, trimmed down the panel, matted with red cardstock, then attached it to the card base. I added some glossy accents to the ornaments then dusted the entire piece with super fine iridescent glitter. I tied two small bows from red ribbon and adhered them to the ornaments.


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Stamp(s) Used: 

TJ Products Used:

Other Products Used:  
- Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers

This set of pooches is just the cutest addition for your Christmas Cards. For this card, I die cut the green frame, then traced on white cardstock where the openings would appear. I masked each opening and stamped the images where I wanted them. Using an Ink Blending Brush, I added ink to the background of the sentiment with IZink Ink in Menthe. After coloring the dog images, I added a little sparkle to each one with the Gel Pens. I added a couple more matted layers to the card base, along with the main focal image, then added some gems for just a touch more sparkle.

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Stamp(s) Used: 

Other Products Used:
- Perfect Pearls
- Spellbinders Holiday Greetings Dies  

This card came together fairly quickly! I stamped the adorable background with Versamark, then used Perfect Pearls to add a shimmery highlight to the image. I trimmed down the piece and attached it to the top portion of the card base. I die cut the images from white card stock, layering the deer three times for a little more sturdiness. Then I attached those pieces to the card panel, and cut the deer one more time out of the teal cardstock to inlay into the white deer frame. With that beautiful shimmery background, nothing else was needed!
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Stamp(s) Used: 

TJ Products Used:

Other Products Used:  
- Derwent Inktense Pencils
These gorgeous poinsettias come in two different sizes with two sentiments. I randomly stamped both images on the white panel, colored them in, then trimmed the panel down to mount on a black backer. The sentiment was stamped in black ink, and a generous spritz of Iridescent Spray was added to give the piece a stunning shimmer. The panel was then attached to a pink card base, and I added a few clear gems for interest.

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Well, there you have it. Hope you found some inspiration today. The next blog linked up is Stephanie's. She has some great projects to share with you!

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!