Sunday, April 19, 2015

I so rarely have time to create these days, so when I do, I kind of go hog-wild.  While preparing for my weekly email (TJ Inkspirations, email me at if you are not receiving it), I played around quite a bit to make some new things and explore the Art Anthology line of paints, stencils and sprays even more. All of these can be found on the Technique Junkies website, here:

I posted two quick tutorials on the Design Team blog Friday, and one yesterday, so it is time that I post here with more ideas!
Today I am painting the AA Velvets directly onto my stamp, then using a painted stencil for the background.

 If you try this, I STRONGLY suggest that you have water and cleaning tools right next to your elbow. These paints dry fast. It is an advantage of the paint, of course, but you also want to protect your other supplies.  I washed my stamp, stencil and paintbrush immediately with no ill effects to any of them.

First, I painted the flower portion of the  Whimsical Garden stamp with Desire Velvet Dimensional Medium. I painted the stems with Limeaid Velvet.  I immediately stamped them on paper. I wanted to see if I could get two printings of them -- and the second turned out pretty well - a little lighter, of course, but still usable.

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Here Kitty, Kitty...15% is disappearing at midnight Wednesday!

If you get my Friday email, chances are you have seen these cards - in a small format. I am posting them again so that you can see detail, and to remind you that all of the stamps on the newly designed Technique Junkies website are on sale for 15% off, only through Midnight tonight!!  Hurry and place your order -- we can all use an extra little bit off, right?

The card above uses two of the most-ordered stamps this week: Whatcha Doin'? (SDX052) and Kitty Watching (SD635). In addition to those two brand new stamps, I also used a couple of classics -- Gingham (S416) on the bottom, and Veined Marble(S201) on the top.  I love having a plethora of texture stamps -- who needs designer paper when you can create your own?

I posted the other two cards to the Design Team blog for today, too -- go take a look!
Make sure

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Hop and Shop!

Today is the kick-off blog hop for the new Design Team, New Website, and New Stamps!

If you arrived here from Sally Lynn MacDonald's blog, you are in the right place. If you started here, I urge you to start at the beginning (the Design Team Blog, HERE) so you can follow along. With so many new designers, the Hop is one of the best we have ever done!

We have dozens of new stamps for you to see on the BRAND NEW Technique Junkies site. The site is better organized, easier to navigate, and contains tons of inspiration! The design team has given you a taste of what you will see - now go look at the rest.


The focal point stamp I used above is brand new - called: The Right Shoes. You can find it HERE.

Thank you for coming today -- I hope you enjoyed the hop and I hope you will love the new site!

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Come see us in Allentown!

We will be at the Heirloom Stamp and Paper Arts Show in Allentown PA this weekend, and we want you to come play with us! Use the coupon below for your choice of one free stamp with purchase over $35.00! 

We will be Demonstrating Peerless Watercolors, and we have a great Make and Take using Art Anthology products and Technique Junkies Stamps!  Come play with us!


Saturday, March 21, 2015

Another Vintage Balloon Collage Stamp...

Today's card uses the Palettini Vintage Balloon Collage stamp from Technique Junkies with the Frosted Dylusions Technique. The full Frosted Dylusions Tutorial in on the Shimmer, Glimmer, Sparkle and Shine CD ($14.95, Technique Junkies).

Love how this turned out!

Friday, March 20, 2015

Collage Stamps - 4 Ways

Are you getting the TJ Inkspirations email? Every Friday I send an email with tips, techniques, tutorials and ideas. It's free! If you are not receiving it, send me an email ( with your current email address and I will add you to the list.

This week I show how to use Collage stamps creatively, using the same stamp 4 ways.  Over the next few days, watch this blog for the 4 cards I made using the tutorials (the thumbnails were pretty small in the email).

Today I am showing the Deconstructed Collage Card (From the Simple and Easy Inking CD). Details for making this card are on the email HERE.
TJ Inkspirations - Creative Collage Coloring

All of the TJ Palettini Collage Stamps are on sale this week for 10% off, too. They are HERE.  Get your collage on!

Friday, March 13, 2015

How stamps are made...

   Ever wonder how rubber stamps are made? We created a short video so that you can see the process!  This was included in my weekly inspirational email -- are you receiving it? If not, email me at -- you are missing videos like this, tutorials, tips and discounts -- all free and in your mailbox on Friday mornings.  Email me today to get on the list!

Here is the video:
Hope this was helpful!