Sherri Funk Sticky U

What time is it?
STICKY U TIME!
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Our latest project comes from one of the sweetest bloggers we have met, Sherri Funk!
Sherri is so much fun!
Don’t believe us?
Check out Sherri posing in her Sticky U Tee:
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We JUST LOVE Sherri! She enjoys mixing product and playful elements to create projects that are vibrant with a touch of whimsy.   Her favorites are patterned paper, buttons, flair, ribbon, tags, doilies, and mists.  She also loves layers and lots of bits and pieces.   She says, “Title work is my favorite part of the process, I love the way it grounds the layout,  and helps to introduce the story behind the photo.”
Sherri says,  “Every layout has a story to tell, sometimes a great title can say it all, but my layouts usually include a little journaling.  My scrap subjects, although often people-focused, also include other important elements of my life.”
We could not agree more!

Check out this fun layout she created for Sticky U:
Sherri Funk - Tombow Sticky U (2) According to Sherri, ” I am  happy with how smoothly the adhesive goes on.  I discovered, about half way through my page that I had been pushing too hard, lol.  I even used it to stick my sequins to the page, that’s a first.  The sequins, my flair buttons, and the burlap bow are holding steadfast no trouble.  How great is that?!”

We know are want to know how Sherri created this fun layout, so Click here!

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Winner of Blog hop with Ellen- Chilly Dog

It’s that time again…
Time to announce our blog hop winner from our hop with Ellen from The Chilly Dog!

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This week’s prize is:
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This prize includes:
Xtreme Adhesive
MONO Adhesive Permanent
MONO Adhesive Permanent Refill Value Pack
Stamp Runner Permanent
Stamp Runner Permanent Refill
 

 

And this winner is….
SHERRI

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CONGRATS SHERRI!
Please send us a private message with your contact info and we will ship our your new Tombow Goodies!

 

BIG thanks to Ellen for Blog hopping with us this week!
We hope everyone enjoyed the projects!

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Color Pencil Shading by Marie Browning

In this post I am going to show you step-by-step coloring with Irojiten Colored Pencils. Irojiten Colored Pencils come in 90 yummy colors and have the perfect point strength; soft enough to put down a color field evenly and strong enough to be able to sharpen without the lead breaking. The strong pigment content also allows for beautiful layering and blending.

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I used a dark grey ink pad and stamped the heron onto a light tan colored paper. I then chose the Irojiten Grayscale 5 pack and Vp-4 Eggshell pencils. This gave me the color range I wanted, from light, medium to dark. I added the Eggshell color first, identifying all the light highlights.

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Next, I added the medium colors, layering over top parts of the Eggshell areas to blend. If you don’t like the coloring, use the Color Pencil Eraser to remove the color and start again. I also use the eraser to bring back the ‘tooth’ of the paper if I pressed too hard with the pencils.

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Here’s a close look at the strike strokes added with the darkest color. It adds contrast and interest to the coloring and also gives the bird a feathery texture.

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Here is the finished panel, complete with my chop (carved stone signature stamp) I got recently in Hong Kong. Not only can you have a suit made in one day there, you can also get a beautiful hand carved chop done in one day! It’s my new favorite place! I think I will make a scroll card with the finished panel.

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Tombow’s Guide to buying Correction Tape

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With IAAP‘s EFAM 2014 just around the corner, we thought it would be a fantastic idea to share our Correction Tape Buying Guide with you!

Everybody makes mistakes. And luckily, we make the best ways to correct them. Thanks to its trusted quality, Tombow Mono Correction Tape has no doubt stood the test of time. Correct mistakes quickly and easily with Tombow MONO Correction Tape.

Our line of correction tape includes:

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Guest Designer Ellen- The Chilly Dog

We are so excited to announce our guest designer this week is Ellen from The Chilly Dog!

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Ellen lives in Tucson, Arizona and she is very passionate about crafting!  Ellen said, “I find it deeply satisfying to start with an idea for something I want to make or a material I want to use and little by little, piece by piece, stitch by stitch create a tangible, beautiful, functional design.”
She practices a variety of different art forms including beading, painting, knitting, sewing, crocheting and paper crafts.
People frequently ask her which craft is her favorite, and her response is, “I think it’s like asking a mother which child is her favorite because each one is special to me in a different way.”
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Ellen has  been married for over 20 years and is very thankful for her wonderful husband and daughter. She says they are her inspiration. “Their encouragement and support allow me to do what I love each day, create and share my crafting experience and ideas with others through my blog, The Chilly Dog.”

When it comes to Ellen’s crafting philosophy she keeps it simple. “Create Happiness – Express yourself and spread some joy to others. Expect Excellence – Anything worth creating is worth creating with care and pride.”

We are so excited to have Ellen guest design with us!
Here is the Line up:
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Debbie Fisher
Melissa Cash
Jennie Garcia
Marie Browning
Ellen “The Chilly Dog”
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What  blog hop would be complete without a PRIZE?
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This prize includes:
Xtreme Adhesive
MONO Adhesive Permanent
MONO Adhesive Permanent Refill Value Pack
Stamp Runner Permanent
Stamp Runner Permanent Refill
Comments on all the projects this week AND “Like” TombowUSA and The Chilly Dog on Facebook for your chance to win!

 

BIG thanks to Ellen for Blog hopping with us this week!
We hope everyone enjoys the projects!

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Stacey Gibbon Sticky U

We are so excited to bring you ANOTHER Sticky U Project!

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Our latest project comes from Stacey Gibbon!
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 Stacey is an Air Force wife, mother and the writer behind Glued To My Crafts.
We discovered Stacey on Instagram and instantly feel in love with all of her projects!
Stacey says, “Through my blog I hope to inspire others to get crafty with my easy DIY tutorials & kid friendly activities.”

Stacey does little bit of everything.  She says, “You name it, I probably do it. If I haven’t, it’s probably in the works.”

For her Sticky U project, Stacey decided to come up with a creative way to use the paper scraps that you love but don’t know exactly what to do with.
Check out these adorable birthday cards:
scrap-cards-cover 2 Stacey says, “I personally LOVE to make & send cards to friends & family on various occassions. It’s just an extra, personal step I like to do and it means more than a simple text, Facebook message or email.”

We LOVED these paper scrap birthday cards and bet you do too!
Click here to see just how Stacey created them!

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Winner of Debbie’s Sunshine Challenge

We hope everyone enjoyed Debbie’s Sunshine challenge!
It is time for us to announce the Challenge winner.

Hopefully, the projects this week brighten up your day a little bit!

In case you missed them, here is what the Tombow Design Team came up with:
Debbie Fisher:
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Marie Browning:Marie BrowningJennie Garcia:
Jennie Garcia Melissa Cash:
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How fun  and summery were all those projects?
Now it is time to announce the winner:

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Congrats….
KRIS B.

This is what she has won:
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Xtreme Adhesive
Power Tabs
MONO Adhesive Dots

Please send us a message with your contact information and we will ship out your NEW Tombow Goodies!!

BIG Thanks to everyone that entered!
We LOVED all the projects!

 

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Betty Wright Sticky U

It’s Time for another STICKY U Project!
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We were so excited to have Betty Wright be a part of Sticky U!
Betty was part of our 100 days of Tombow campaign!
For that project, Betty created a BEAUTIFUL card with our Irojiten Colored Pencils.
(If you missed that project, here it is!)
BettyWrightAvatarblue Betty Wright is a wife, mom of two, and teacher.
She was introduced to stamping in 2002 and has been hooked ever since.
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finds it fascinating to see the things she can create with paper.

For her Sticky U, Betty really wanted to put our Xtreme Adhesive to the test and we are glad she did.
Check out this awesome gift box with a set of cards she created for Sticky U!

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According to Betty, whenever we asked her if she wanted to be part of Sticky U, “We had her at Tombow!” :) Betty is an amazing crafter and we were so excited to have her be part of Sticky U!

Check out how she created all these cute cards here.

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Lily Criswell Sticky U

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Our fourth project comes from our YOUNGEST member of Sticky U!
lily Lily Criswell is only 9 YEARS OLD!
She loves to do crafts with my mom.
Her mother, Michelle Criswell is one of Tombow’s Favorite partners.
She is the Co-owner of Jaded Blossom.

Lily has been crafting since she was little and now has her very own blog ! Lily loves to make paper crafts as well as the rainbow loom bracelets. She just received a sewing machine so she said “I’m excited to start classes with that next month!”

Check out this adorable 3D Crayon Box she created for StickyU:

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Lily might have a crafty mom, but this project is all her own.
She is the first Junior DT member at SVG Cutting Files and we are excited to have her Guest Design with Tombow Next month!
When asked if she wanted to be part of Sticky U,  Michelle said this was her response, “She flipped out, so its a def YES!!!!”

Check out how she made this cute 3D Crayon Box here.

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