Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Let's Pawty Birthday

One of my dog-loving friends is celebrating a birthday and I had a blast making this fun card for her. The dog and words are from the Let's Pawty stamp set. I colored the dog with colored pencils, and outlined the Happy Birthday words with Kaisercraft Glitter Gel Pens. I love these pens - they write like a dream, smoothly and with just the right amount of glitter. (I love them so much that I use them to write checks, make lists, and just simply write - I just can't help myself!)

And that background...I simply placed a Multi-Chevron Stencil (A Colorful Life Designs) on white cardstock and sprayed it with Mardi Gras and Dolphin Cove Shimmering Bliss Sprays.  It is so shimmery - and, well, just HAPPY!

Have a great day!

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Lovely Lovely Lilacs

One of my favorite flowers in the world are Lilacs. When we first moved to our house in Connecticut 24 years ago there was a lilac tree (way too big to be a bush) outside my bedroom window, and in the early spring the lovely fragrance of fresh lilacs would fill my heart with happiness. I will forever love the smell of fresh lilacs because of that. Not to mention  their glorious purple color ...purple just makes me happy.

In light of this, no other floral design in the Technique Junkies stamp line this year has made me happier than this Lilac Background Stamp designed by JanTink from #mittenstatestamps (offered exclusively for Technique Junkies). Every time I color it, I think of my Lilacs...you can almost smell them, can't you?

I colored these stamped lilacs with Copic markers, then added the Best Wishes Sentiment from the Wreath Wishes Set. The white piece was edged with an Urban Graphite Glitter Marker, just to add a shimmering edge to the focal image piece.

Now all we have to do is wait for those Lilacs to bloom...just a few more weeks.

Monday, April 1, 2019

April New Release Celebration

I am thrilled to present our new April 2019 stamp release! We have 15 new stamps with some fun themes, and as usual, you will receive 15% off the new April 2019 Releases until April 8th. We have a celebration of inspiration for you, too - many of the Technique Junkies Designers are sharing the beautiful artwork they have created from the new stamps.

Don't forget, everyone who orders $30.00 and over during the month of April 2019 will receive the exclusive I Like to Party stamp for FREE!

Here are some ideas to get you started!

First, we have the Lily of the Valley Background stamp, part of the Mitten State Stamp line, colored with Copic Markers, and topped with one of the sentiments from the  Anniversary Set:

Next up is this little love that uses the Wreath Wishes Set, colored with Copics. This little set is great -- the two sentiments fit perfectly in the center of the wreath and it is so versatile for so many occasions:

I also adore the Hot Peppers background - It looks great with the Fiesta stamp, too.  This card will be in a tutorial later this month:

 And finally, for today, I have the Be a Pineapple stamp colored with Glitter Markers -- this will also be a tutorial this month!

Ready for  more inspiration?  Here is a full list of the bloggers participating in the celebration:

Make sure you take time to shop while the 15% discount is active. I hope you were inspired by all the artwork today, and that you love the new stamps as much as I do!

Pat Huntoon