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!

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