Nothing Says Summer Like Beach! By Jennie Garcia

It’s Summmmmer!! (Say it in Olaf’s Voice) and Debbie has a great challenge for you! Make a Summer Project or use the color yellow for the chance to win some Tombow Goodies!

For my project I did a Beach Project Life Layout!

To mat the photos I used an old My Mind’s Eye Collection called Fine and Dandy and the NEW Tombow Xtreme Adhesive. I did my journaling with my typewriter and, oh boy the mistakes! Tombow has correction Tape!

 To glue the wood veneers on this layout I used the NEW Tombow Xtreme Adhesive.

I used stickers from the Sn@p Collection from Simple Stories and to glue the 2 Peas Flair I used the Tombow Power Tabs.

 To glue the Homemade Enamel Dots I used the Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue.

 I love putting tickets and ephemera on these glassine bags and I used a punch a wood shape to decorate.


For Debbie’s “You’re my Sunshine” Challenge, use the color yellow and sunshine some where on your project for your chance to win a Fun Tombow Prize!

 To leave your entry GO HERE!

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Debbie’s “You Are My Sunshine” Challenge by Marie Browning

Debbie has put out a challenge of “You are my Sunshine” to create something for summer and yellow! I haven’t shown a new DoodleDab lately, so here is a Sunny Sunflower using Tombow products!


DoodleDabs are created with the Dual Brush Pens. The tough nylon tips stand up beautifully to ‘dapping’ the brush tip down to create the teardrop stroke. This stroke is all you need to learn to make over 40 different DoodleDabs! Simply follow the steps to make the sunflowers using 925 Scarlet, 025 Light Orange and 195 Light Green Dual Brush Pens.


Here is a panel showing a sunflower sprouting up to a tall sunflower and a friendly ant waving hello!



Don’t forget to accent the front of your envelope with some sunflower DoodleDabs! I used Foam Tabs to raise up the main panel, MONO Dots Adhesive to attach the panels and rick rack and a light brown Irojiten Pencil to edge all the panels.

Want to learn more DoodleDabs? Stay tuned, my book “Brush Marker Magic” Design Originals Publication will be out soon and includes oodles of step-outed DoodleDabs!


I would be TRILLED if you tried out the DoodleDab while creating your entry for Debbie’s “You are my Sunshine” challenge! Look what you can win from Tombow: Xtreme Adhesive, Power Tabs and Mono Adhesive Dots!


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Sunshine Challenge by Debbie Fisher

It’s challenge week on Tombow and I am your hostess. My challenge is to use the color yellow and sunshine some where on your project. The inspiration for this challenge is the Box/Basket of Sunshine ideas I’ve seen on Pinterest. I even have a Box of Sunshine board if you would like to visit it for more ideas.

I created this card for my basket of goodies that is going to a friend who is going through a tough time. I wanted something to cheer her up and I hope this does it. If you would like to see my basket of goodies that I made to give her, go here. There are recipes and other ideas for you in creating a Basket of Sunshine.

I used the Sun Shaped Card and Every Day Mini files from Cutting Cafe. The patterned papers are adhered to the card with MONO Adhesive Dots and the layers are put together using Xtreme Adhesive. To adhere the bow, I used a Power Tab.

IMG_5578 (900x675) IMG_5581 (900x675) If you would like a chance to win the Tombow products that I used on this card, be sure to play along and add your project using the linky below.


Xtreme Adhesive
Power Tabs
MONO Adhesive Dots

Thank you for stopping by,

Winner of the Chalk Hop

We sure had a wonderful time hopping with Fancy Pants Designs for our “Chalk Hop!” Blog Hop_FPD

This week’s Prize included:

From Fancy Pants Designs:
1 die cut edged Chalk Tape (design may vary from photo),
Small Chalk Tags
and Large Chalk Tags
From Tombow:
Irojiten Soft Primary Pencils,
Xtreme Adhesive,
Power Tabs,
and Foam Tabs.

We would like to thank everyone that hopped with us and Congratulate
Tracy for being the Tombow Winner!
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If you would like to see the Fancy Pants Winner, check out their blog here.

Please email “” with the following information:

1. Name of Contest (Tombow Giveaway)
2. Your full name
3. Address where your prize should be sent

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Laura Petersen Sticky U

Check out the LATEST Tombow Sticky U Project TOM-14034-Sticky U_R2

Our third Sticky U Project was created by Laura Petersen from Pink Cake Plate!

headshot Laura describes herself as “a working grandma who like Cooking, crafting, and everything in between!”
She is a Phoenix based working Mom and Grandmother.
She also loves to cook, bake, sew and do all types of crafts.
As soon as we saw all the adorable projects on Pink Cake Plate, we knew she had to be part of Sticky U!

Check out this adorable 10 Minute Craft~ Americana Flag Bunting she created using our Xtreme!


This is the perfect quick craft for any party. Alter it for your theme, and you are sure to impress your guest! The BEST part is that it only takes 10 MINUTES to create! Click here to see her post blog! You can also check out Pink Cake Plate for cute project ideas! Keep up with Tombow’s Sticky University crafts by searching #StickyU on our Social Media Outlets!

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watercolor friendship…by melissa cash

Hey, hey there Tombow fans!

I hope your summer is treating you right and you have been staying cool and out of the heat.  No better way to do that then by heading to your stamping space and getting creative.

Today, I am sharing a card I creating using my Tombow Dual Brush Pens and a spritzer to give my card a watercolor effect.

I started by die cutting three of the Hero Arts Spring Branch dies out of 140# Cold Press Watercolor paper and then coloring one of them completely using the following Tombow Dual Brush Pens: Avocado #098, Pink Rose #703, Pink #723 and Chocolate #969 (always need a little chocolate somewhere when crafting ;)

On the 2nd die cut, I colored only the leaves and the flowers and on the 3rd, only the flowers.  Give each of the die cuts a little spritz with water and watch the magic happen.

The Tombow Dual Brush pens will blend together and give you a beautiful watercolor look.

Before you layer and add your Spring Branch to the card, add a few splatters of color using the markers, a non porous surface (ie:  an acrylic block or plastic plate), a paintbrush or toothbrush and some water. I scribbled the marker onto an acrylic block, spritz with water and then pick up color with the brushes and holding the brush over the cardstock, tap it with your finger.  Do this with each of the colors.  You will really be glad that you did!   I got the larger splatters by using a large soft paintbrush and smaller splatters by using the toothbrush.

When your card base is good and dry, stamp a sentiment in a coordinating ink on the lower right corner.  The sentiment I used is from the Penny Black, Special Wishes #30-229 stamp set.

Next, you will want to adhere your completely colored die cut onto the card using some Tombow Mono Multi.  Next, you will want to snip the leaves and flowers off of the second die cut and layer them to the first die cut using Tombow Mono Multi.  Be sure to offset the leaves and petals a bit for a more realistic look.  Now, you will add the final set of flowers from the third die cut in the same manner as before.  Add a few pearls for a finishing touch and you are good to go!

This card was really quick and easy to make and would be perfect for when you need to mass produce some cards.

Sending you wishes for a wonderful weekend, thanks for stopping by!

Layered Card By Jennie Garcia

 I like to have cards without sentiments on my stash, it’s always handy to have a few of those for just saying hi or other moments. For this card I used paper from My Mind’s Eye, a doily die from My Creative Time and ribbon and twine from May Arts.

To glue all the papers and layers, and make the bow I used the NEW Tombow Xtreme Permanent Adhesive.

To glue the little bow on top of the vellum butterfly I used Tombow Power Tabs. A little close up of the layers, pretty can be simple.

I hope you enjoyed this simple card!

Take Care!

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Sending Hugs by Debbie Fisher

I have a cute card to share with you today using an Inky Antics image and colored with Irojiten Colored Pencils (which by the way are on sale for 99¢ each! a $2 savings). The hexagon shapes is  a cutting file from Cutting Cafe and was adhered to the card with Mono Adhesive Dots.

Sending Hugs


Thank you for stopping by,

Tangled Rose by Marie Browning


Here is a ZIA (Zentangle Inspired Artwork) rose that was created using the Fudenosuke Pen, Dual Brush Pens, Blending Palette and Foam Tabs.


Look closely at the black lines of the rose. they are varied lines, or lines that go from thin to thick. These are the lines the Fudenosuke Pen creates. With using different pressure, the flexible tip makes these beautiful black, permanent lines that make the drawing that much more interesting.

The shading on the rose was created using the ‘Indirect Blending’ method. The color is placed on the Blending Palette and then picked up with the Colorless Blender, much like picking up paint from a palette using a brush. You then color a section and it magically shades from dark to light. A dark toned Dual Brush Pen is then used to add the tangles, using the fine point.


A square of script is added to a piece of black paper using a silver gel pen. The rose is cut out, then mounted on black paper with Foam Tabs for dimension.

Liking these techniques? Watch in September 2014 for a my NEW BOOK ‘Brush Marker Magic’, from Design Originals Publication! It’s filled with techniques and DoodleDabs using Dual Brush Pens!

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Regina Easter Sticky U

Sticky University AKA Sticky U is taking off Full Steam
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Our Second Sticky U Project was created by The Cutting Cafe’s Regina Easter!
Regina Easter Regina is about as perfect as people come :)
Whenever we asked her if she wanted to join Sticky U,
she said “I would love to be a STICKY GIRL!”
Not only did she create 1 project for Sticky U, she created 2!

Check out these Fun Party Hats she created using our Xtreme!

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We know you want to know just how she created these!

Click here to see her post blog!
We also recommend that you check out her store, The Cutting Café for some ADORABLE cutting files and Printable Stamps!
You can also check out The Cutting Café on Facebook for cute project ideas!

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