Journey On!

Monday, July 16, 2018

Impromptu Swap!

Greetings Inky Friends!


In one of my online groups, the moderator decided to host an
"Impromptu Swap" where all participants were sent the same image and then each of us had a swap partner that we created a card using this image and sent our creation.

This is the image that we all received:


This forced me to work a little outside my box as this wasn't my normal style. BUT that's also WHY I wanted to join this swap too! I LOVE getting products and being told "Now create something with this!"

So this is what I ended up doing.
Not any stamping other than using Distress and Oxide Distress Inks on the background piece and spraying it with a mica mist. The card base is a brushed gold too so there's a lot of sheen to this card!



And this is the card I received! What's funny is that I originally wanted to cut and layer images but I wasn't sure where and what to cut out and pop up!
How ironic that's what I received!!


This swap concept was really fun and should you have the opportunity to partake, I encourage it! Or maybe it will inspire you to host something
like this as well!

Until next time...
Happy Creating!
~ Tonya :)

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Minnie Mouse!

Greetings Inky Friends!


Today I'm sharing a card I sent to a friend who got her job
'working for the mouse' as she puts it! Hope she's tickled with it!

I simply punched the mouse head & ears from the yellow panel and laid it down onto a piece of black. I wanted to created a more fluid head and ears as opposed to punching circles and laying them on top of another. I used some Disney Washi Tape, added my popped up sentiment and Minnie's Bow, matted that onto red and then a black card base and called her done!


Hope you enjoyed this quick card!

Until next time...
Happy Creating!
~ Tonya :)

Friday, July 6, 2018

Crafty Keychain Gifts!

Greetings Inky Friends!

I've been working at Craft Fantastic since March
and am loving the vibe and co-workers so much!

Wehn I saw these Crop Girls images, I KNEW I had to make some fun little gifts to send back to my crafty friends back 'home' in Ohio.
About 10 years ago, I began planning a couple crafty/scrap retreats a year, met some new friends from out of state and somehow we became known as "Tonya's Groupies".
Who said you had to be a rock star to have 'groupie' status? HAH!

Anyways, along with the KeyRing w/Clips (silver or brass), 
Tiny Round Ornate Kit (silver or brass),  Tiny Glass Bling,
Mini Round Trays (silver or brass) and Mini Glass Bling
(clear or champagne), this is what I came up with!
Take a look and let me know what you think!
Everyone seemed to enjoy the happy mail I sent!





Until next time...
Happy Creating!
~Tonya :)

Thursday, July 5, 2018

NEW Catalog!

Greetings Inky Friends!


My how the time flies!! My goal is to be more active in
blogging all the fun things I've been doing and creating!

Today I want to share the release of the NEW FunStamper's Journey Catalog!
It's over 300 pages of inspirational fun with:
3 NEW COLLECTIONS: (Colorful Journey, RSVP & The Good Life);
WASHI TAPE Galore;
PARTY Planning (FOOD SAFE Containers)...
and SO MUCH MORE!
What's your new favorites???

Here's a card I recently made - though - not new to this catalog,
it was the first time inking it for me!

I used the Hello Love Bundle in the colors of Black Licorice, Whip Cream, Lemon Drop & Candy Apple. I splashed some Sparkle Silk and used Candy Apple Sparkle ribbon for some added shine!


Be sure to check it out and LIKE my FB page too! 

Until next time...
Happy Creating!
~  Tonya :)

Friday, November 17, 2017

Greetings Inky Friends!!


Long time, no blog!  I hate how life gets in the way of my creative fun
but I have been busy making the transition from central Ohio to
Albuquerque, New Mexico!  I fell in love with New Mexico 20 years ago and visited again about 2.5 years ago and felt the same way. I was at a point in my life where is was a "now or never" deal so I jumped! It's been a little slow going but I recently landed a job with a small business whose concentration is making customized, hand painted/designed/assembled
Dog Ornaments ~ any breed, any color! Check out the company here
and let me know what you think!
The pictures don't do them justice though! There are several wooden
layers adhered together making them VERY substantial
and impressive and so whimsical and fun!!
I can tell I'm going to love working here!


Now.. onto more crafty goodness and update with Fun Stamper's Journey!

They are promoting "The Big Deal" through the end of the month and what a DEAL IT IS!

You can begin earning 20% OFF ALL your FSJ goodies when you buy the Designer Starter Kit for ONLY $25.00!! And THEN, if you place a qualifying $150 order within your first 21 days, you can purchase the Journey Platinum Machine for ONLY $50.00! It retails for $249.95!
What a $aving$$!


And just in time for the Gift-Giving Season, our entire JEWELRY LINE (Pockets & Lockets) is
ON SALE for 20% OFF!


So all the FUN PACKING to wrap up your jewelry gifts are part of this sale too!! Check out ALL the SALE PRICES HERE!!!

Can't decide what to buy?
FSJ has bundled 2 great necklace looks for the Holiday Joy and
Love (I think it looks a little like the "happiest place on Earth" lover)


Are you a PLANNER Person?
We have 2 GREAT BUNDLES to help get you organized for the
upcoming year at great discounted prices! (over $15.00 $aving$!)


Are you busy making holiday crafts yet??
All my stuff is still in storage and I'm going a little stir-crazy!
Thankfully I found a local scrap store where I can go in during store hours and use their tools; so I plan to visit them to make some Christmas cards and get my fix SOON!

Until next time... and a lot sooner this time ;)
Happy Creating!
Tonya Burke


Monday, December 5, 2016

Christmas fun and a quick Birthday card!

Greetings Inky Friends!

Here's a couple Christmas cards I did at the last crop I hosted....

I used one of my favorite background stamp Swaths of Texture and applied Distress Stains directly to the stamp in a couple reds and silver.  I added red and clear Stickles to the Red or White Christmas wine glasses for added sparkle and shimmer.


I was able to get a second impression from the same stains/background image and decided to create a birthday card using the versatile set Grand Greetings for an OSU loving friend.


The last card I simple covered a piece of card stock with different washing tapes and added the adorable Christmas Carol Kitty to the front. I colored him using Spectrum Noir alcohol markers.


Thanks for stopping by and...

Until next time...
Happy Creating!


~Tonya xoxoxo 

Monday, November 21, 2016

Trust Your Journey!

Greetings Inky Friends!

Here's the last card in my own little personal series of using
the Layered Swirls background stamp!

I created the background using the Polished Stone technique
with alcohol inks and blending solution and inked the back ground stamp
with Black Archival ink and stamped on top.
The polished stone piece that Trust Your Journey is stamped on was a 2nd or 3rd generation of the original inking of the background piece! 
I added some Rhinestones to selected area of the Background and called it complete!
I love the jewel-tones colors in this card!
Thanks for stopping by and...


Until next time...
Happy Creating!
~Tonya xoxoxo