Journey On!

Sunday, May 29, 2016

Be a Lifesaver!

Greetings Inky Friends!!

Stopping by today to show you a a card made with a few items from
the Spring Into Summer Fun Stamper's Journey catalog!

This DON'T SINK ATS set comes with a matching DIE that
you can choose for FREE when you spend $50!!

I paper pieced the nose of the float using Fun Filled Prints and set the float in water
using paper from the Nautical Adventures Pad.

I inked up the Above The Clouds embossing folder with Whip Cream True Color Fusion
Ink Pad on the cloud side and ran it through giving the card stock a letterpress feel.

I colored the float using the Blender solution and Blending brushes 
along with the Candy Apple ink.

The NEW catalog is about to release on JULY 1, 2016 and
will be 100 PAGES larger than our current 220 page catalog!! How amazing will THAT be??
I'm so excited to see all the new and fabulous goodies!! 
If you'd like to pre-order and reserve your copy,
please let me know!
Local pick-up is $7.00 and
mailing priority is $12.00. You will also receive
the NEW HOLIDAY CATALOG as well!!!

Until next time...
Happy Creating!!

oxoxo ~ Tonya ;) 

Monday, May 23, 2016


Greetings Inky Friends!

I was SO excited to see THIS SET come out
in the May Release !  

It's a smaller grouping of 3 large images from
the Let's Face It Series of Palettini stamps.

For the background, I used a technique called
Criss-Crossed Washi from the Washi Tape & Ribbon CD. 
If you're like me and bought (hoarded?!?) lots of Washi tape,
this CD is a MUST HAVE for fun, new ideas!!

The CHEVRON punched pieces uses the

Here are a few more samples using techniques from that CD and lots of TJ Stamps!

 Both star cards uses SIMPLE SENTIMENTS

 The card and tea light box sentiments come from the PROVERBS set
and the background on the tealight box is Breath of Nature.

Well I hope you enjoyed this post on the "wonders of washi" and consider adding the CD to your next order!  June is right around the corner which means another New Release Blog Hop!! 
So until then...

Happy Creating!!

oxox ~ Tonya :)

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Greetings Inky Friends!!

Today I'm here to show off some wonderful ideas using products from Fun Stampers Journey!

For this card I used some products from our Spring Into Summer Catalog!

I used the World Map stamp and stamped it with our Clear Pigment Ink onto Nautical Adventure Prints and sprinkled Journey Clear Embossing Powder and heat set it.
I layered that piece onto Denim Days Card Stock and used another pattern from the
Nautical Adventure pad all adhered to a Denim Days card base.

The word Relax & Dolphin is in a fun set of wooden Summer Fun Chips!
I used our Natural Journey Thread to braid  for a rope-looking embellishment!

NOW ~ Hop on over to check out some more
Spring Into Summer goodness from these talented gals:

Until next time...
Happy Creating!

~Tonya :)

Saturday, May 14, 2016

London Calling from Technique Junkies!

Greetings Inky Friends!

I'm back to share a couple cards I created using one of the new May sets called London Calling.

I decided to use a really old technique called "One Sheet Wonder" where you stamp a whole bunch of images covering a sheet of 8.5x11 card stock and then cut up those "collaged" pieces to create your projects. I think this set lends itself to collage work really nicely!  I also think it's perfect to create some masculine cards ~ especially with the cute bowler hat and mustache!!

The Birthday Card also uses THIS SENTIMENT!

 And this card uses another May Release called Behave Yourself!
If you haven't already, make sure to pop on over to the TJ website and check out all the great NEW GOODIES!

Until next time....

Happy Creating!!

~Tonya :)

Sunday, May 1, 2016

May's New Releases!!

Greetings Inky Friends!!

It's that time of month already with a GREAT NEW RELEASE from Technique Junkies!
And that means a BLOG HOP showing off the New Releases AND if
 you order ANY of the May New Releases by May 8th, you receive 15% OFF!!!

If you are already hopping along, then you just came from the incredible Judy Jackson' Blog!

And now for my shares....

For the first card I used the new Face The Sunshine Stamp and
also Batik Star Flowers for the background!  I first made a "stamp pad" with a baby wipe and filled in blocks of color using alcohol re-inkers. I then pressed an acrylic block onto the 'pad' and stamping onto Glossy Cardstock. I was attempting the Smooshed Ink Blocks Tutorial from the Feb/March 2014 issue of the Technique Junkie Newsletter. It wasn't quite working out the way I had hoped so I dropped some alcholol blending solutions onto the paper to move the ink around a bit and then once I stamped the Batik background in Archival Sienna, I really liked it!

For the actual sunflower image I simply colored directly onto the stamp with
water-based markers, huffed on the image and stamped!
I inked up the sentiment with Sienna and colored in the wording a bit with yellow, layered
& trimmed the images onto brown card stock and popped them up with foam dots!

For my second card I used the Gelato Drips Tutorial from the December 2014 edition of the Technique Junkie Newsletter and the New Release Measure Herself Stamp.

I began by gesso-ing a pice of watercolor paper and allowing it to dry completely. 
I then scribbled heavy blocks of Gelatos across the top and while holding the paper upright,
I sprayed causing the Gelato drip.

 I repeated the process a 2nd time.....

And then a third until I was happy with the results!
By using gesso first, this allowed for the several applications without ruining
and over saturating the card stock!

I stamped my girl using Memento black ink, and then colored her in by scribbling Gelato on
my craft mat and using a water brush to pick up the colors.

I love her hippie-boho-chic look and thought the rainbow drip background really complimented that!
Hope these projects helped inspire you and
you take advantage of the BIG 15% OFF SALE until May 8th!  

Now it's time for you to HOP ON OVER to our fearless leader and
owner of Technique Junkie Stamps, Pat Huntoon!

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