Thursday, January 31, 2019

Life Is A Journey

I've been playing again with the wreath template I cut out from cardboard. I decided to give a manly card a go this time using some Technique Junkies Stamps. Wreath's aren't just for girls, you know! I used a fun set of stamps called Tokens #1 (11 in the set!). These are great for masculine cards and pair so nicely with the Enjoy the Ride set. I was able to create an awesome background and perfect "dude" card.


I began by stamping various tokens using Memento Ink (Olive Grove, Bamboo Leaves, New Sprout, and Nautical Blue). I stamped and embossed the motorocycle and sentiment using silver EP. After assembling the card, I added some glitz (more manly than bling, lol) with Shimmering Bliss Spray (Golden Olivine) to tone down the bright white cardstock. 



I love the token set for creating backgrounds. They are all individual stamps, so you can mix and match as desired. Here are the two sets I used:


If you would like to save 10% on these sets (or any others that catch your fancy), you can simply enter my special code (below) at checkout on the Technique Junkies site.

And be sure to stay tuned! Tomorrow will be the February Blog Hop with Technique Junkies featuring 16 brand new sets!!!! You won't want to miss it!

Til next time,
Keepin' it inky!





Tuesday, January 1, 2019

NEW YEAR, NEW STAMPS!

Happy New Year! May 2019 bring you love, happiness, health and wealth. Today, I am celebrating the wonderful new stamps being released by Technique Junkies! You can see the entire new collection H E R E! Each Design Team Member has some wonderful creations to share with you, so I highly suggest you hop on over to the TJ Blog for links to each DT's Blog. I have no doubts that you will find lots of inspiration!

And, as always, all the new releases are on special only until January 8th! So you want to shop early to save 15% on the great new stamps! No code is needed as the deduction will be automatically applied at checkout. For everything else, you can save 10% by adding my special code below:

With all that info out of the way, let's get to some cards I created with some of the new stamps! TJ has some great animal stamps. This cat is no exception! Pair it with a snarky sentiment and awesome background, and you get a fun card!




Just look at those eyes! 

New Releases:
- Cat Frame (JT011)
- Cat Greetings, Set of 6 (JT012)
- Weathered Wood (S824)

Other Supplies Used:
- Memento Ink: Tuxedo Black, Gray Flannel
- Distress Ink: Weathered Wood
- Zig Clean Color Markers
- Spectrum Noir Colored Pencils
- 3D Crystal Lacquer
- Recollections Card Stock



INSIDE:



















As a matter of fact, I loved this image so darn much, I made it my watch face! Another great use for stamps you love!




Next up is another fun animal card featuring an adorable pooch with a party favor!




I adore the whimsy of this little guy!

New Releases:
- Let's Pawty, Set of 4 (SS094)

Other Supplies Used:
- Memento Ink: Tuxedo Black, Peanut Brittle
- Spectrum Noir Colored Pencils
- The Paper Studio Designer Paper
- Recollections Card Stock
- 3D Crystal Lacquer

INSIDE:



















This subtle background goes perfectly with the sentiment set. And who doesn't love a little french!




The shimmery effect may not be super evident in the photo, but IRL, it's stunning!

New Releases:
- Collage Eiffel (S786)
- French Sentiments, Set of 4 (SS103)

Other Supplies Used:
- Shimmering Bliss: Silver
- Memento Ink: Grey Flannel
- Versamark
- Recollections Detail Embossing Powder: Snow
- Recollections Card Stock
- Foam Tape



And last, but certainly not least, this fantastic set features a large graphic stamp with several complimentary sentiments. And I love each and every one of them!


The sentiments in this set are so much fun! You are sure to be pleased!

New Release:
- Better With Coffee, Set of 6

Other Supplies Used:
- Nuvo Glitter Gloss Aqua Shimmer Pen
- Nuvo Glitter Marker: Iced Americano
- Memento Ink: Rich Cocoa
- Spectrum Noir Colored Pencils
- Recollections Card Stock






I sure hope you enjoyed these projects and found a little inspiration for your creative side. Don't forget...the new releases are only on special until the 8th of the month, so shop early! And be sure to check out all the NEW RELEASES!

Til next time,
Keepin' it inky!