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Thursday, October 20, 2016

Silly Kitty...

Greetings Inky Friends!!

I'm here today to share yet another
New October Release from Technique Junkies!

This little fella just cracked me up!! He's the Christmas Carol Kitty and I colored him in using
Fun Stampers Journey

For the background, I used the Christmas Ornaments Trio from Technique Junkies. 

This card is purr-fect for all the Cat Lover's on your Christmas Card sending list!

Until next time...  Happy Creating!

~Tonya ~ oxox

Thursday, October 13, 2016

October is FABULOUS!

Greetings Inky Friends!!

Have you seen the awesome deals happening this month at

Whether you're a card maker, scrapbooker or overall paper crafter, there's something for everyone! Check them out...

$99 is all it takes for this AMAZING Starter Kit
that includes the NEW Amaze Machine
(with EXCLUSIVE Die Set not sold on its own!)

 20% OFF Our Amazing Memories Scrapbooking products!

And our beautiful October Bloom Box complete
with a FULL-SIZED stamp set, 4 prepared kits to
complete cards along with a full-color booklet of instructions with tips, tricks and techniques!
Only $24.95 with a 6 month commitment!

I would LOVE the opportunity to share any of these specials
or talk with your about our product in general!
Please contact me to learn more!

~Tonya :)

Monday, October 10, 2016

Naughty & Nice!

Greetings Inky Friends!!

Today I'm sharing a fun technique using Distress Stains and a Shimmer Spray.
I began by adding stains directly to my background stamp.
I "activated" the stains using the Dylusions Mica spray which has a shimmer in it.
I was afraid that color would over power the stains, but it did not! I would suggest a translucent shimmer spray but I did not have one available at the time of creating :)

I then took some Distress ink and sponged around the Swaths of Texture background piece.
My focal image uses one of the New October Releases called Mrs. Santas List
I colored her using Distress Markers and the green piece used behind her was a
scrap left over I had from another project.
Of course I had to add some more shimmer so I added glitter to her santa hat.
I love the vibrant and retro feel of this card. One of my favorites yet!

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

Saturday, October 1, 2016

Time to Sparkle!

Greetings Inky Friends!!

A new month is upon us yet again and we are diving head first into the Holiday Spirit on this month's Blog Hop! Make sure to hit them all beginning HERE to see all the glorious ideas!!
And if you are already hopping along, then you just came
from the Miss Talented Judy Jackson!

And make CERTAIN you check out the Technique Junkies October NEW RELEASES where you'll save 15% OFF
those stamps if you order by October 10th!!

Now on to my cards...

I chose to use the Christmas Ornaments Trio
for both of my shares.
I simply heat embossed all images with Black Embossing Powder onto some brushed silver card stock and
mounted that onto a black card base.
I was once told that a Christmas card couldn't be made using black! I think by using silver, some bling and a little ribbon,
it can!  What do you think??

For my next card, in addition to the Ornament set, I used the Calm & Bright background for the snowflake frame. I inked that up using Archival ink onto white card stock and mounted that on the same brushed silver card stock from above. I also used silver embossing powder this time for the ornament and colored it some using Distress Markers and edged it with the Archival. I created a background for my ornament piece using some phrasing from the set. I had the little glittered chipboard snowflake laying around and added that as well!

I hope you enjoyed these cards! Now hop on over to the one and only Pat Huntoon to check out her wonderful goodness!!

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

Monday, September 26, 2016

Have Courage

Greeting Inky Friends!

I decided to pull out an OLD TECHNIQUE from the archives of
TJ Newsletters! This one is called "Chalk Dragging" and is from April 2003, Volume 1, Issue 4! However I used 'updated' materials that I didn't know about (if they were even available then?) like Pan Pastels! I tried it first using just one color and then decided to use 2 on the second piece and liked that result better.

I inked the It Takes Courage stamp in a Clear Pigment Ink Pad (Versamark would work too!) and pounced/sponged the same Pan Pastel colors over the image to set it. The beauty with Pan Pastels is that you can erase it! So i erased around the image and words but not too heavy so I can leave that ghosty look to go along with the dragged look. I then folder over a couple piece of Washi Tape to create little flags and popped up the whole image.

I encourage you to take a look at past techniques and try your hand at 'updating' the technique or using your updated supplies and seeing what you end up with! Who knows? You may end up with a totally new technique in the process!

Until next time,
Happy Creating!
~Tonya oxoxo

Monday, September 12, 2016

Greetings Ink Friends!

I'm back today to show a couple Halloween cards using the September New Releases!

I used both the Pumpkin Tree Guy and the Happy Halloween stamps
for both cards just done a little different on each!

For this first card, I heat embossed the Pumpkin Guy with black embossing powder and then painted him in using Art Anthology Paints. I used my finger to paint a moon in the corner too.
After drying, I sprayed the piece with the Colorations sprays and the painted piece resists the sprays! I used a piece of printed paper from the Spooky Prints stack and heat embossed the Halloween greeting in White embossing powder. I die cut a Bat from my Snapshot Frames set and
popped him off the corner to finish off the card.

For the next card, I treated the Pumpkin Guy the exact same way as above, except
I used Cosmic Grape & Blue Lagoon Splashes for the background. I sponged River Rock ink
around the edges and splattered Sour Lemon Silk to create a starry night. I popped him off another print from the Spooky Prints pad. I inked the Halloween greeting in Whip Cream and heat embossed with Clear Powder this time to give a more ghostly effect.

I simply LOVE how the images over at Technique Junkies work so well with all the other supplies we own! Makes them SO versatile! Be sure to hop on over and check them out!

Until Next Time...
Happy Creating!!
~ Tonya    
~oxoxox ~

Thursday, September 8, 2016


Greetings Inky Friends!!

I'm back with another couple cards featuring an image from the September
New Release over on Technique Junkies! Remember TODAY is the LAST DAY
to SAVE 15% on your New Release purchases so hop on over there now and
check them out! (well after you look at my cards, HAHA!)

I used the BOO! stamp as the focal image on these 2 cards!
(which is still on sale for 15% OFF today!)
I have the fun neon papers and card stock from the Be Amazing line over
at Fun Stampers Journey and thought it complimented the image so well. I used the Journey Glaze to add dimension to the B and EYES as you can see in the close up photos. I colored the "B" using the amazingly smooth

I hope you agree these cards are fun and whimsical with all the neon goodness!
And don't forget to take advantage
of the last day of the sale!

Until next time...
Happy Creating!
~Tonya -oxoxo