Journey On!

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Strange Cats make the best friends!

Greeting Inky Friends!

I'm back with another card using the New July Releases from Technique Junkies!

I stamped the Swaths of Texture in white ink onto the cardstock and used a couple different colors of ink on the same stamp to create the oval the (Strange) cats are sitting on - the idea was to imitate a woven rug that they are sitting on - not too sure it looks like that but I think it still works well with the overall card!

I have quite a few cat lovers in my family who can appreciate this sentiment!
Do you? :)

Until next time...
Happy Creating!
~ Tonya 

Monday, July 11, 2016

A Little Sympathy

Greetings Inky Friends!

Today's card was done with one of the July New Releases called Something Will Grow
I just love the flower in this set and ended up carefully cutting
the sentiment away from the flower so I could use it
alone with other sentiments when I wanted. I chose With Sympathy for this card.

I created the background by blending Pan Pastels together and using the Cloud Piercing Die
which both can be found through Fun Stamper's Journey!

I was able to slightly bend the stem of the flower on my acrylic block
before stamping it several times in black ink.
I used a dark blue in for the sentiment and popped it up.

Until next time....

Happy Creating!
~ Tonya ~ oxoxox

Saturday, July 9, 2016

Wonderful FSJ News!

Greetings Inky Friends!!

Have you heard?  The NEW Fun Stamper's Journey Catalog is
OVER 300 pages full of yummy new products such as:

• New Stamps with Matching Dies (Bundles save 10% when purchased together!)
• Steel Rule Dies
Mixed Media items like:
Acrylic Paints, Stencils, Pan Pastels, Splashes, (ink sprays),
Gesso, Modeling Paste, Gel Medium, Silks, Color Burst Pure Color Pencils, Color Splash Watercolor Pencils and so much more!
• Planners & Accessories
• Unique Storage Solutions for Stamps, Tools & Acrylic Blocks
• Journey Faith (Bible journaling!)
• Embossing Folders • Unique space-saving Punch System
• Journey Days Scrapbooking System  • Journey Girl Jewelry collection

... and SO MUCH MORE!
PLUS the Journey Holidays mini catalog is LIVE too!!

And now for the BEST NEWS for JULY!!
YOU can take advantage of becoming a member of one the
fastest growing companies in the direct sales paper crafting industry for
ONLY $149.99 with our Platinum Kit!
You receive the Journey Platinum Machine which alone, retails for $249.95 plus get to customize what stamp sets, dies and inks you'd like from a selected list!  This is OVER a $400 value for ONLY $149.99 for the month of July ONLY!!

Contact me today ~ I would LOVE to share
this amazing opportunity with you!!

Now for a card I created for my aunt's birthday using the new
Desert Greetings stamp set w/matching die set (BD-0125)  and the
Party Pop Prints Printed 12x12 Paper (PP-0030).
I splattered Journey Silk Bronze (IP-0091) on the printed paper to add a little glitz & shimmer! Only using one ink color (Black Licorice IP-0041) was all that was needed on this card when using the fun variegated paper from the Party Pop Prints pack!
A little Journey Natural Thread (AC-0133) behind the skull image
adds to the 'western' feel.

The Inspiration Book & Catalog retails for $12.95 ~
If you are local to me for pick up/delivery,
you can get your set (including the Holiday catalog) for only $10.00!
If I need to mail, I will ship priority for $15.00.

If you'd like to share a whole box of these amazing catalogs to share with your friends and want a great deal on lots of fun craft items, then check out that July Special! 
I'm here and happy to help!

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

Monday, July 4, 2016

Time for a Road Trip??

Greetings Inky Friends!!

Wishing every a wonderful
4th of July and Happy Independence Day!!

There's still FOUR DAYS LEFT to take advantage of the 15% OFF JULY NEW RELEASES over at Technique Junkies Stamps!!!

I don't know about you, but I am ALWAYS up for a road trip ~ especially with my best girlfriends!! So when I received this stamp, I looked at it very fondly and lots of memories came flooding as well as a longing for what I feel, needs another trip to be planned SOON! ;)

This focal image stamp is called Chick Car 
and uses a greeting from (((drum roll)))....  Road Trip! 
I also added some texture to the green card base using the background stamp
I have a feelingI will be using this background quite a bit!
I love the look and can vision other 'uses' for it as well!

I colored the image with markers and Pan Pastels.
Stamped Road Trip on a circle and popped it off the front on top
of adding several strands of bakers twine along the side.

Inside I think I'm going to stamp the sentiment "I forgot, am I Thelma or Louise?
and send it to my friend who's the last (and favorite!) road trip I went on with - an epic adventure traveling all over Arizona and New Mexico in a white convertible Mustang!!

Share with me, your favorite Road Trips, will you? :)

Until next time....

Happy Creating!

xoxoxox ~ Tonya :)

Friday, July 1, 2016

Greetings Inky Friends!!

Yay! It's July 1st and time for another

from Technique Junkies! 
And as always, place your order for the
NEW July stamps by July 8th
and receive a 15% discount!!

If you are already hopping along in order then you just came from
the talented Judy Jackson.

When I saw this sentiment by Roald Dahl, I instantly thought of all those paper
'starburst' backgrounds I keep seeing. So I did a search for instructions and found a
relatively easy one that will create 2 cards by making one set of cuts!
Since most of the time you see these tutorials using patterned paper
and I used 2 shades of yellow, I added some texture by stamping

For the second card, I flipped the orientation of the bursts and
used the new set, Something Will Grow.

I first inked the top of the flower in a solid yellow and stamped.
Then I colored directly onto the stamp with markers and
stamped on top of the solid yellow for a layered "2-step" effect.

I love how bright and cheery these cards are that are filled with positive optimism and good wishes!

Next up on the hop is the TJ Junkie owner, herself, Pat Huntoon!

Until next time,

Happy Creating!

~Tonya  xoxoxoxo