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Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Three Amigas!

Greetings Inky Friends!

Today I want to share a Birthday Card of these lovely Three Amigas who got together
to sing a song for you!  I used the IKAT Background to add to the western feel.
The background was colored using Distress Crayons and Inks and the ladies were colored with Distress markers and edged with blending some Distress Ink as well.
I stamped the Birthday Song greeting twice and punched it out with a 2" circle punch.
I colored one with Distress Crayons and cut the words only from the second inking,
popping it up on the colored greeting.

I love how so many of the TJ stamps can be intertwined with each new release!
So be sure to check them out!

Until next time...
Happy Creating!

~ Tonya oxoxox

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Card Class Share!

Greetings Inky Friends!

Today I wanted to share the cards we made in August's card class. They use a variety of Fun Stampers Journey products like our fabulous cling-mount stamp sets w/matching dies, PanPastels, Journey Silk, Journey Splashes and so much more!

The bottom left Butterfly card was originally designed by Deb Valder
but I added my own slight twist by adding the die-cut popped up sentiment that came with the stamp set!

To order any of these products or to learn more,
please contact me or visit my website!
I look forward to hearing from you! 

P.S. You only have a few more days to take advantage of the wonder pricing on these Holiday Bundles!!!

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

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Rowing Into another Birthday!

Greetings Inky Friends!

Today I'm sharing another new August Release from Technique Junkies!

I used Ranger Distress Stains to create the backgrounds for this card.
For the focal image background, I squirted stain onto my craft sheet and used a brayer to lift it off and brayer over the card stock. To help blend the colors a little more, I misted water onto the craft sheet and used the same brayering technique.
I love the speckled, mottled look it created.
For the base piece background, I squirted Picket Fence stain and added other colors surrounding the Picket Fence. I spritzed with water and dipped my card stock into the inky surface to 'marble' and swirl the colors together.
The picket fence helps mute the colors.

I used ROW and was able to trim off the sentiment that came with the set and decided to make it a masculine birthday card using the Birthday Wishes Stamp stamped in white ink.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you check out the great stamps offered over at Technique Junkies!

Until Next Time...

Happy Creating!
~Tonya oxoxo

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Peach Blossoms!


Today I wanted to share a quick and easy card
I made using the Peach Blossom set (SS-0342).

The images offer a fun 2-step stamping process that
makes stamping super easy with beautiful results!

I love the colors of pink and green together! 

Don't forget the amazing deals we have going on through
the end of August on Holiday Bundles! They are priced right to get you going for holiday preparations!

If you have any questions please contact me or visit my website!

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

Monday, August 15, 2016

It takes a little courage...

Greeting Inky Friends!!

I'm back with another card using 2 more of the August New Releases!

I used these 5 Distress Markers and scribbled all over a large 4x6 acrylic block.
I then spritzed that block with water blending the colors some and
dipping my piece of card stock onto the
acrylic block picking up the marker colors. Let dry.

I then inked up the background stamp in Cornflower Blue Archival Ink and
stamped onto my markered piece.

I stamped the sentiment and colored part of the word, layered it and popped it up with some wrapped twine behind it and I used a wooden star button that I colored with a gold pigment marker as an accent!

I love the southwest any ways so naturally was drawn to these stamps and color combinations! I can't wait to play more!

Until next time...

Happy Creating!

~Tonya :) oxoxox

Tuesday, August 2, 2016


Greetings Inky Friends!

it's customers this month with these
AMAZING DEALS for August!!
Just in time to get you in the
"Holiday Spirit" too!

Fall and Holiday activities are
upon us sooner than we think! ;)

Check them out....

Contact me today for more information
or visit my website to place your order!

Monday, August 1, 2016

Cool Cat!

Greetings Inky Friends!!

It's that time of month again!! Technique Junkies
Now through August 8th, you can purchase the New Releases for 15% OFF!!

If you're already hopping along in order then you just came from the
oh-so-talented Judy Jackson!

So on to my cards...
I used this fun background stamp, Hipster Cats
I cut 3 different colors of card stock panels the same size
and inked them each the same way.
Using the Misti tool helps ensure exact placement with each inking!
Then I cut them all exactly the same way too,
swapping out my colored blocks and realigning them up ~ so I created 3 backgrounds
with little effort but with a lot of WOW!

I used the SPONGE ALPHABET to create my own little saying on this one...

This one I added Behave Yourself .. well,
because aren't all cats usually up to something?? LOL

And this one with the Lock Us Up sentiment because
they do look ornery enough as well!

Hope you found some inspiration in trying this fun background technique and
get a kick out of those fun, hip catsters!

Next up on the hop is owner & technique extraordinaire, Pat Huntoon!

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