Friday, January 25, 2013

Shimmer, Glimmer, Sparkle and Shine - BLOG HOP!


Today, the TJNL Designers are sharing some great artwork from our brand new CD, Shimmer, Glimmer, Sparkle and Shine!  If you haven’t started at the beginning of the hop, visit Judy on the Designer’s Blog so as not to miss a thing!

Jackie did a fantastic job, don’t you think?  I just love her work, she is so talented.

I created a couple of different projects to share with you.  It was really hard to decide...I loved them ALL! What a talented bunch of ladies the TJNL designers are.

My first project is a baby card that I used stamps from I Brake For Stamps (Large Rattle) and Inkadinkadoo (binkie & sm rattle).  I colored the Large Rattle with my copics and a technique that I am still practicing call "No Line" coloring.  It is really challenging and I love it.  I cut the Large Rattle out using the old favorite "Out of the Box" technique.  

The new CD gives awesome instructions on making your own embossing powder called "Homemade Pearlized Embossing Powder".  It is so easy and perfect for creating just the right background for your project.  

I matted the rattle and card on black cardstock.  I used my copic refills to color my flowers for an added accent.

My second project also uses a stamp from I Brake For Stamps (Bunch of Roses), colored with copics using the same "No Line" technique.  The stamp is one of my most favorites, I use it for so many occasions.  On this project I used it not only as a focal point but also when I made the background using the "Glimmer Paint" technique.  It is hard to see but the background is all shimmery...OOOH LAA LAA.  I used the same Glimmer Mists on my ribbon so they would all match.

My final project is one that I whipped up last minute for a friend who is having a baby (they are not finding out what it is yet) so I had to make it universal.  The stamps are from Inkadinkadoo.  I used the "Distress Shimmer Resist" technique.  It was SOOOO easy.  I love when I can use all of my supplies and make something so beautiful so quickly.

Any how, enough from me...we could be here all day...bwah ha ha.  If you like what you see (and we both know you do) take a look at the picture index of all the techniques that are included on the CD by following this link:  

I know you want it right? do you get it? Well, it's easy, just click on the drop down on the right hand side and add to cart...easy peasy right?

Now I bid you adieu and send you on your way...if you get lost here is a list of all our wonderful ladies who each have a spectacular project to share. 

Tricia OBin (That's Me)


We will be awarding one random hopper with a CD.  Hoppers need to comment on ALL blogs to be considered in the drawing!  Pat will announce the winner on her blog next Friday. 

Now, you’re off to see the amazing project Nancy has to share.  

Good luck, thanks so much for stopping by and HAVE AN AMAZINGLY CRAFTY DAY!



Sunday, January 20, 2013


I recently did a scrapbook layout of my best friends for my guest spot on the Technique Junkies Newsletter.  I used the technique "Line Pop".  The stamps are from I Brake For Stamps called Three Friends and Girls Night Out.  I know the scrapbookers out there will get lots of use out of these as they are great for layouts and cards for your girlfriends.

I just love scrapbooking, card making and paper crafts of all kinds.  I am now playing with my new obsession, quilling...more to come on that.

  I used some old photos (from high school..I know you can tell by the hair) and some relatively new ones from the last couple of years.  Two of my friends I have known for over 20 years and my sister-in-law who married my brother just over ten years.  She has become one of my best friends and a sister to me.  I love these ladies.

Here are the details of my layout.

I like to change my pictures to black and white when they have a lot of different colors in them so that I can use whatever I like for background papers without having to worry about them clashing.

I used my cricut cartridge to create the title "Friends".  The cartridge is called Candy Font.  I added some white liquid pears to various spots on the letters to make them more interesting.  The sentiment under the Three Friends stamp is from Gina K Designs.  I cut the swirls with my cuttlebug using some sizzix swirls that I recently bought and added some liquid pearls to those as well.  I love the sweet simplistic layout and embellishments so that my friends and I really stand out!  Funny how the ladies in the stamps kinda resemble my ladies. 

Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you have a crafty day!!

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Happy Birthday Dad!

My dad's 63rd birthday was on January 10. We are going to dinner tonight so i finished up his birthday card. He really loves classic cars and I love this digi stamp that I found at Paper Garden.

I used a couple of different techniques from the technique junkies newsletter, out of the box, pulled color and drywall distress. I colored the truck with copics. The roses are colored with faded jeans distress ink. I mixed the distress ink with water and perfect pearls mixed in a spray bottle. I used a Stampin Up! punch to make the corners. I also added hardware from Stampin Up! That I colored with copic refills to match the truck. The blue cardstock is from Gina K Designs.

The inside of the card reads "No matter your'll always be a classic".

Hope you have a crafty day!


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