Journey On!

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 

Monday, November 7, 2016

Coffee and Friends

Greetings Inky Friends!

Today's post brings you more yumminess from the November New Release!
Tomorrow is the LAST DAY to grab these at 15% OFF too!! SO go shop NOW
(well after you look at my card!) haha!

I used the Layered Swirls background and the  Coffee with Friends stamps on this card.
For the background I used the Tim Holtz Polished Stone technique with alcohol inks
and blending solution and then inked the Swirled background with some
Archival Ink and stamped onto the background.
I stamped the Coffee image and fussy cut a border and popped it off the Gold Thread.

Make sure to visit again on November 21st for my last card using this background
(or check the Blog Hop from Nov. 1st to see 3 other cards using this background!)

Until next time...
Happy Creating!

~Tonya xoxox

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

For the LOVE of Backgrounds!

Greetings Inky Friends!!

A new month means a NEW RELEASE from Technique Junkies which means a
NEW SALE of 15% off all November release stamps from 11-1 to 11-08-16.
(Discount will show up in your shopping cart!)

Which means a NEW BLOG HOP! If you are already following along, then you came from the Ms. talented Judy Jackson! IF this happens to be your first stop, then you should really go HERE and start hopping from the beginning! :)

Onto my cards....
I FELL IN LOVE with this BACKGROUND stamp and ended up creating 5 different cards with it trying to give the beauty of this stamp justice! I'll share a few now and save the other 2 for later.... so make sure and follow me so you won't miss them! ;)

For the first 2, I heat embossed the background with clear embossing powder and used these Color Splashes to add color and then mopped up the excess with a paper towel. The embossing powder resists the Splashes!  I used TJ's By the Sea stamp set for the blue~green piece, and this fun little Oh Snap camera set for the pink~peach card!

For this card, I inked the background using a Clear Pigment ink pad and dabbed on some Pan Pastels over the clear ink.  I then re-inked the background with a Whipped Cream (white) ink pad and stamped on top of the chalked image. I added little white dots using a Sharpie marker and heat embossed the TJ sentiment to finish it off!


I can't wait to show you the other 2 cards I did with this background too but or now, it's time to Hop on over to PAT and see what goodness she has to share!!

Until next time...
Happy Creating!


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