Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Try That Technlique - Inked Over

Hi Everyone,

Hope your holidays were as awesome as mine.  On vacation with my son and his girlfriend, my brother, sister-in-law, and nephews and of course the better half.  We were hoping for more snow so we could snowmobile but that didn't happen.  We are making the best of it with scrapbooking, board games and good old fashion fun (well, sometimes good new fashion fun :))

This weeks try that technique (a little later than normal) is the INKED OVER technique.  I loved this technique because was quick and easy and there are so many possibilities.

The bells are cut from my Cricut.  The must was a stamp from Technique Junkies.  I got the saying online and printed it to a piece of paper and mounted it at the top.

I hope you and your families have a wonderful and safe New Years!
Have a crafty day!

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Layered Paper Piecing

This weeks Technique Junkies Try That Technique is Layered Paper Piecing.
I used it on this sweet Christmas Card.  I love these Gina K Designs stamps...they are so cool.  The Noel comes from Technique Junkies Stamps.  I also used Gina K Designs background papers.
Hopefully you are not bored with my Christmas cards yet, I have so much more to show you :) LOL

Hope you have a great day and happy crafting!

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Stained Resist

I got this sweet Saturated Canary digi stamp and loved her so much I needed to color her up and post her.  I love the snow and her cool hair, she just begged for a cool background, practicing my creative backgrounds techniques LOL...I colored her up with copics.

The flowers in the background is a stamp from Technique Junkies.  I loved using this stamp with the Stained Resist technique because it makes them almost look cold...don't you agree :)  The JOY stamp is from Gina K Designs. 

I am entering her into the CMC Copic Classroom Holiday Challenge.

I am not sure if I will give this one away this year or next...thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Dylusions Die Cut

I finally finished my Christmas Cards, you will be seeing most of them in the coming weeks.

These cards are made with the TJ Newsletter - Dylusions Die Cut technique.  The best part of this technique is that you get 2 cards out of 1 technique.

I just love purples and blues for Christmas Cards.  The sentiment is from Stampin Up!

Thanks for stopping by and have a crafty day!

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Aged Krafty Color

I used the TJ Newsletter technique Aged Krafty Color.  The present stamp and sentiment are from Gina K Designs. 

This was a fun technique with unique results...definitely one I will try again :)

Hope you have a crafty day and thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Painted Burlap

Time again for this weeks Technique Junkies newsletter called "Painted Burlap".  I used papers and stamps from Gina K Designs.  I airbrushed the snowflake on the painted burlap using one of my stencils.  I added some lace and dimensional pearls.

I hope you will play along this week.  For our fellow Americans, here's wishing you and yours a very happy and safe Thanksgiving.
Thanks for stopping by and have a crafty day!

Friday, November 22, 2013

Colorwash Alcohol

Here's another Christmas Card for our friends David & Robin.  The bee reminded me of the ski-doo bee only nicer (hee hee). 

Here is the ski-doo bee...
Here's my bee digi stamp from Susanna Loves Stamps.  He is colored with copics.  I marbelized the background and then added some distress ink to the edges.

The sentiment is from Gina K Designs.  The papers are from Stampin Up!.  I used the colorwash alcohol technique on the background of the card and the sentiment.  I popped both up with my pop dots.


Thanks for stopping by and stay tuned, I am on vacation next week and plan on spending some time finishing up my Christmas Cards.

Have a crafty day!

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Happy Birthday Nana

Nana is turning 87 next week and I made this funny birthday card for her.

I just love this little monster that I picked up from Susanna's Custom Art and Card Design.  It's a digi (my favorite).  I colored her with copics.  I used my copics and a stencil on the background (learned from my creative background class).  I love how it gives a little something to the image. The sentiment is from Gina K Designs.

The background was done using the TJ Newsletter technique called Distressed Spritzing (with a little twist).

Here is an up close and personal of the image.
Thanks so much for stopping by!  Have a crafty day!

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Out of the Box

I made this Christmas Card using the out of the box technique.

The digital stamps are from Karen's Doodles and the sentiment is from Stampin Up!  I used copics to color the images with copics.  I popped up Santa with pop dots.  The cardstock and designer papers are from Gina K Designs.

Have a great day!

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Velveteen Stamping Christmas Card

Here is my card for this weeks Try That Technique challenge with the Technique Junkies!
This weeks challenges you to use the Velveteen Stamping technique. 
Not a junkie?  Click here and become one today.
It's hard to see the swirls on the snowflakes but you can see them much better IRL.

I used Stampin Up! white craft ink and blue chalk ink. 
I didn't have a great background stamp with large areas so
I used my stamps and created my own. 
The snowflake was cut and inked from a Spellbinders die.
Sentiment is from Stampin Up!
Thanks for stopping by and have a crafty day!

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Very Special Card Box

I wanted to make a box to hold the cards I received from all over the country for my girlfriend Raquel who suffered 2 aneurisms almost 2 months ago.  She is 45 years old.  She was in Tufts Medical Center for a little over a month and is now at Spaulding Rehabilitation Center.

We have been praying for Raquels recovery and to support her husband and 2 sons.  I have known Raquel since high school, she is a vibrant, out spoken, wonderful woman who is strong in everyway.

I sent out a request to my Junkies pals to get some homemade cards to help lift her family's spirits and to be able to give her when she is recovering.

I found a recipe for this box on Scor-Pals website.  I was so excited because I really was looking for something easy to make to be able to create some for Christmas presents.  I will put a variety of cards in the box for my mom and sister-in-law (they love my cards <3 nbsp="" p="">
Ok, so here is what the box looks like when it is open.  It is 2 inches tall which allows for lots of cards to be put inside.

I used Gina K Designs cardstock which is very sturdy.  I decorated the top with a stamp from Susana's Custom Art and Card Design "Classic Eyes" colored with the no line technique with copics.  I airbrushed copic markers with a stencil to create the background behind her.  I used my dies to cut her out and added some swirls along with matching flowers (white colored with glimmer mist to match).  The background for the top and sides was done with the Technique Junkies newsletter technique called Alcohol Ink Splatters from April/May 2013.  I used my copic refills.

Here is what the sides look like.All sentiment stamps from Inkadinkadoo.


 I hope you like the box, and I really hope her family loves it.

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a crafty day!



Sunday, October 27, 2013

Bleeding Tissue - TJ Try That Technique

Happy Sunday Bloggers!

Today I am rolling out this weeks Technique Junkies Newsletter Try That Technique from the current newsletter called Bleeding Tissue.

WOW! This technique is fun, easy and creates AWESOME results!  I am diligently creating my Christmas Cards. 

Stamps: Gina K Designs

I hope you give this technique a try.  If you don't subscribe to the technique junkies newsletter click here to become a member.

Thanks for stopping by and have a crafty day!

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Live The Adventure

My cousin is moving from Massachusetts to Georgia with her husband and children next month and tonight is her going away party.  She is a big fan of anything Safari. The Be Wild & Free stamp set from Marks Finest Papers was perfect.

I scraplifted this design from the MFP design team member Lois Bak.  I saw it and just loved it...Thanks Lois.

I hope you like it and most of all I hope she does.

Thanks for stopping by and have a crafty day!


Sunday, October 20, 2013

Four Square - Stampin Up!

Happy Sunday!

Today I am sharing a card using this weeks' Technique Junkie Try That Technique called "Four Square".

I used stamps from Stampin Up!

I love how quick and easy this technique is.  I am hoping to get some more Christmas Cards done next week.  It's coming quick UGH :)

Hope you have a crafty day!

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Steam Punk Art

Here is another card made with my new stamps from Susana Loves Stamps, MechAnimals.  I loved this Octopus. 

I decided to color him with copics and used one of my new found techniques from the Color Me Classroom creative backgrounds on how to create a water background.  LOVE IT~!!  It matched perfectly with my technique junkies "Bubble Backgrounds"... The die is also from Susanna.  I painted it with distress paints.

I am going to enter this one into the Sir Stamp A lot - All creatures great and small again :)

Here is a close up of the Octopus...

Hope you like it, I know I do!

Here's hoping you have a crafty day!


Pasted Dylusions

Hi there,

A quick post today with another Technique Junkies try that technique card.  This one features stamps from Gina K Designs and Marks Finest Papers colored with copics (no line coloring).

I just love the look of this technique.

I would just love for you to play along with us this week.

Have a crafty day!


Monday, October 14, 2013

Susanna Loves Stamps - AI Foil

I got my new MechAnimals stamps from Susanna Loves Stamps...
I couldn't wait to get it inky.  I used the AI Foil technique from the technique junkies newsletter.  I have been taking more classes with the CMC Copic Classroom...this one is called Creative Backgrounds.  It shows you how to make cool backgrounds for your images.  I used my copic airbrush and my stencil on the background behind my Special Delivery stamp.  I used the no-line coloring technique to color my parrot.
Hoping to make some more as I have both collections...Oh me oh my!
Hope you have a crafty day!

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Try That Technique - Pasted Dylusions

Hey there,

I am rolling out another try that technique.  This week it's "Pasted Dylusions".

What a fun and easy technique with beautiful results.  I had a hard time covering any of it up.  Papers are from Gina K Designs and sentiment is from Susanna Loves Stamps.

Won't you play along with us?

Have a crafty day!

Monday, October 7, 2013

Designer Paper Perfection CD BLOG HOP!!

Hi Bloggers!

The TJ Design Team is here to roll out the Technique Junkies new CD -- Designer Paper Perfection.  We are so excited to have you join us.

You should have arrived here from Hetty‘s blog.  I just love her work.  To start at the beginning with Judy go to the Design Team website by clicking here.
This CD contains 45 tutorials -- 30 brand new tutorials and 15 from the archives -- and is available now for order! 

New on this CDThis CD contains a pictorial index that you can print out -- each of the 45 tutorials on the CD are represented with pictures in the index. It has been designed to make it easier than ever to find a tutorial on the CD.  Check it out here...
My first project using the Punched DP Shadows technique.  The sentiment is from Stampin Up!   I used designed paper from Gina K Designs for the snowflake circles.  The background paper is from Stampin Up!.  I punched the holes with my spellbinders snowflake dies. 

My second project uses the Paper Peek Through technique.  The background papers are from Stampin Up!.  The digital stamps are from Doodle Dragon Designs colored with copics.  The sentiment is from Stampn Up! 

The last stop is the FABULOUS Pat.  I love all her work ALL the time.

If you get lost, you can always refer to the list below. 
Tricia OBin (that's me)
Thank you so much for joining us today & have a crafty day!!!

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Steampunk - Polished Metal

Today I am sharing a card I made with a digi image from Make It Crafty.  It allows me to explore my steampunk obsession right now.   I colored the image with my copics.  I used another background technique that I learned from my new class over at Color Me Creative Classroom.  The background is done with the Technique Junkie newsletter called Polished Metal.
I hope you enjoy...stop by again soon...have a crafty day!

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Reel In Your Birthday

Here is a card I made for my uncle who likes to fish. I am still into my Steam punk silver and gold coloring and loved this image from Doodle Pantry. I used the stained resist technique from the TJ newsletter (April 2013). 

I am entering it into the Doodle Pantry monthly challenge and the Color Me Creative Classroom "Anything Goes". 

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!


Simple Frames

Sometimes you need a quick and easy card and this is it.  It's called "Simple Frames" from the TJ Newsletter.  I just love the simple look of it.  There are so many different ways to use this technique. 

Stamps:  Marks Finest Paper's

I am trying to do some cards up for my mom for her stash so she has some nice cards to give to people she loves.

Thanks for stopping by and have a crafty day!


Sunday, September 8, 2013

Happy Grandparents Day!

I created this card for my husbands Nana.  She really likes monkeys.  I had these digital stamps from Doodle Dragon Designs and thought they would be perfect. 

The card is from the Technique Junkies Fancy Folds and Motion CD called "Short Graduated Accordion".

Here is what it looks like opened up!

I am taking a new class over at the Color Me Creative classroom called Creative Backgrounds. I have done a marbleized background on each of the images.  Here are some up close pictures.  Hopefully you can see it on these scans. They are really beautiful IRL.
Nana really liked the card and I really enjoyed this new technique. 
Thanks for stopping by today and hope you have a crafty Sunday!

Glazed Shaving Cream Shapes

I made this card using the technique junkies "Glazed Shaving Cream Shapes".  Such an easy technique...  I used some leftover backgrounds that I had in my stash that used the shaving cream technique.  I saw a card on pinterest that I liked and decided to do something similar.  This would be a great anniversary card, nice to have on hand.

Thanks for stopping by and have a crafty day!


Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Technique Junkie BLOG HOP

Hi Bloggers!

The TJ Design Team is here to roll out the Technique Junkies CD-11, a compilation CD of all of the tutorials from the October 2012 through August 2013 issues.  We are so excited to have you join us.

You should have arrived here from Holly‘s blog.  Isn’t she amazing.  I have loved and admired her work for a long time.  To start at the beginning with Judy go to the Design Team website by clicking here.
The CD includes 10 bonus techniques that are only found on the CD. All of the tutorials are in PDF format, so they print perfectly on regular paper, for both PCs and Macs. With the bonus tutorials, there are 100 tutorials on this CD!
It is available for order TODAY by clicking here.  The CD will be shipped in less than 2 weeks!

New on this CD
This CD contains a pictorial index that you can print out -- each of the 100 tutorials on the CD are represented with pictures in the index. It has been designed to make it easier than ever to find a tutorial on the CD.  Check it out here...


Here is my project using the Stained Alcohol technique.  The stamps are from Mark's Finest Paper. 

Your next stop is Nancy’s blog.  She is so creative, I know you will love her work as much as I do. 

If you get lost, you can always refer to the list below. 

Tricia O’Bin  (That's me)

Thanks for hopping along with us today!

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Crafting Basket with Distressed Rainbow Strips

Happy Sunday!  Well the weather has been wonderful for this labor day weekend.  I actually have taken a couple of extra days off as well.  Unfortunately came down with a cold on Friday.  Hit me like a ton of bricks.  Luckily I spent most of yesterday in my craft room catching up on some upcoming projects that you will be luckily enough to see over the next couple of weeks.

Anyway, let's get on with today's project. 

I used the technique junkies technique called "Distressed Rainbow Strips".  The basket and craft goodies is from Gina K Designs, the checkered background is from Impression Obsession and the sentiment is from Mark's Finest Papers. 

I used the same distress inks that I used on the background to color the craft basket.  I like using my distress inks as watercolors, it takes some time and patience but it is well worth it.  I like when my projects color coordinate. 

Hope you have a happy and safe holiday weekend.  Have a crafty day!

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Lots of crafting

WOW, it's great to have time to create.  I love having the time to do what makes me happy and sane.  It seems this week I have had a serious mojo this week for creating cards.  After I created the last few masculine car cards that my mom needed me to make her a couple for my uncles who spend all of their time restoring their favorite cars. 

This one is for my Uncle George who loves old Fords.  He just restored this 1955 Ford Crown Victoria.

Here is a picture of his car.

The sentiment is from Doodle Pantry.  The stencil is from Kite.  I used it to create the background with the copic stencil technique from the technique junkies newsletter.  The car is colored with copics (of course!).  I used distress inks to antique the edges.  I love the cogs so much that I am putting them on EVERYTHING...It makes me happy.  I used some Gina K Design red paper for the matting along with one of the border stamps to create the lace in between the sentiment and the car.

I am waiting for a picture of my Uncle Bob's card so I can make his birthday card.  Hopefully will have it soon. 
TTFN...hope you have a crafty day!

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Steampunk Shoes

My hubby took me to a new scrapbook store in Massachusetts this weekend and they had this stamp and OMG did I fall hard.

I brought it right home and colored it up.  I love using my copics to do silver and gold.  The store had a sample card and I saw some Stampendous design team cards for inspiration. I loved embellishing it with the cogs and my silver and gold pearl pen.  I used my metallic alcohol inks to change some of the cogs from copper to siler and gold. 

Once I colored it I scoured the technique junkies newsletter to find the perfect background and wouldn't you know it  FAUX METAL was it...Fun, easy and PERFECT. 

Thanks for stopping by and have a crafty day!!

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Happy Birthday - Wet Stencil

Lots of birthday cards to catch up on lately...hopefully I can start on my Christmas cards soon.

I just love this technique from the April 2009 Technique Junkies newsletter.  It yields such great results.  Each time you re-spray the stencil with water the image gets softer and more watercolor like.  I thought it would be the perfect background for this really cute chameleon from Doodle Dragon designs. 

I colored the image with copics and cut him out using the ever popular "out of the box" technique.  The watercolor crayons and sentiment are from Stampin Up!  I got a new die from memory box that I circled around the sentiment.  It was really cool to twine it with the chameleon's tail.

This is actually a birthday card for my father-in-law who has a "Gecko Bar" on his lanai.  I try to find unique ones to do on his cards.  This is a close as I could find.

Thanks for stopping by and have a crafty day!


Saturday, August 10, 2013

Happy Birthday Grampa - 27 Essex Super Sixx

My grampa's 87th birthday is in October.  I found this newspaper ad in his pictures that I scanned a couple years ago.  If you hadn't noticed I have been doing a lot of masculine cards using cars lately.  This one is no exception.  I thought it would be a real surprise for my grandfather to see his car that he had for a long time. 
This is a picture of the car with my grandmother sitting on it.  I am not sure if it was blue or black as it is a black and white photo..lol.
So now that I have kept you in suspense, here is the card I made for him.  I used the antique bookplate technique from the TJ Newsletter with a twist.  I actually used an actual ad for the car and cropped it.  I put the digital car on top and printed it.  I colored the car with copics.  I antiqued the outside with my Distress Inks. 
I hope he likes it and I hope you do it.  I have some more masculine car cards up my sleeve...so stay tuned.
Thanks for stopping by and have a crafty day!

Friday, July 26, 2013

Happy Birthday Sam! Fancy Folds - Gift Card Holder

My nephew Sam is turning 8 tomorrow.  He is getting older and no longer is so into unwrapping gifts, he is more excited to get gift cards so he can get all the sports equipment he can.

I decided to make him this cute gift card holder instead of a card.  I made the gift card using the TJ Newsletter Fancy Folds & Motion CD.  It was so easy I whipped it up right before I left to go to his house for a cookout and cake. 

The image on the top of the gift card is from KennyK downloads colored with copics. The inside stamps are inkadinkadoo (I think).

He was super excited.  I was excited because I forgot how quick and easy these were to make.  I made need to stock up and make some more to have on hand.

Have a crafty day and thanks for stopping by.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Happy Birthday Hunny

Hello All,

My husbands birthday was last week and I really wanted to come up with a cool card for him.  This card is made with a mustang coloring page from the internet colored with copics, sentiment is from Stampin Up!.  The background is a technique called Copic Stencils from the TJ Newsletter.  It has quickly become one of my favorite techniques as I have a lot of stencils and I love when I can utilize my copics.  It's nice to color in any color that tickles my fancy and to be able to create a background that matches.

My husband is a big Mustang fan and this one matches his convertible mustang that we love to cruise in.  Even though this one isn't a convertible...it's close enough.

He really liked the card and I hope you do too :)

Thanks for stopping by and have a crafty day!

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Birthday Wishes

Hi Everyone,

I am back from my beach vacation and wow it was Hot, Hot, Hot!  I am happy to be in the air conditioning.  It has been extremely humid here in New England.  I enjoyed going to VT with my hubby this weekend and it was nice and cool at 68 degrees.

My friend Pete's birthday was a couple of weeks ago.  I made him a card with a firebird (his favorite) coloring page that I found on the internet.  I used the TJ Newsletter technique copic stencils and out of the box. The sentiment is from Stampin Up!  I love the way it came out.  I colored it with copics.  I used my distress inks on the outside of the card. 

Stay tuned, I have my husbands birthday card tomorrow.  I hope he likes his card.  Thanks for stopping by and have a crafty day!

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Happy Hula Birthday

Happy Birthday America!
I am so excited that we have finally seen the sun here in NH.  It has been raining for so long I feel waterlogged :)  So after a hot and humid (not complaining) 4th of July with friends, I sat down and colored this little cutie.  I decided to make it for a birthday card ... maybe for my husband.  Isn't she sexy with her hula dress and coconut bra?
I am entering her into the Saturated Canary Challenge - Celebration
Now for the "deets".  I used my copic airbrush on the background behind the image and used my colorless blender to texturize it.  She is colored with copics.  The background is done with the TJ Newsletter technique called Copic Stencils.  I love the way it came out.  The Happy Birthday circle is from Stampin Up!
I hope you like her...hope my hubby likes her too :)
Thanks for stopping by and have a craft day!