Journey On!

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