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!

Keep up with Tombow’s Sticky University crafts by searching #StickyU on our Social Media

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This year Tombow is introducing Sticky University AKA StickyU !
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The primary focus is to teach craft aficionados how to create works of art that stick by using Tombow’s latest adhesive product, Xtreme. This adhesive is 5 X’s Stronger than our standard tape runner. It works on a variety of hard to glue surfaces such as cardstock, cork, wood, fabric, glass, plastic and rubber. We will also be using #StickyU for all the fun projects!

Our First Sticky U Project was created by Laura Williams!

We at Tombow LOVE Laura!
She is always coming up with creative and fun ways to use our products and her Sticky U project was no exception.
Check out these FUN Sunglasses she jazzed up for the Fourth of July with Xtreme!
Laura Williams We know you want to know just how she created these!
Click here to see her post blog!

Keep up with Tombow’s Sticky University crafts by searching #StickyU on our Social Media

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Chalk Hop with Fancy Pants Designs – second project by Marie Browning

Welcome to the final day of the Chalk Hop with Fancy Pants Designs and Tombow!


I created some simple packaging using the Burlap & Bouquets Collection and Chalk Tags from Fancy Pants Designs. With Tombow’s adhesives and Irojiten Pencils I added personalized touches and adhered everything together! I thought these would be perfect for summertime hostess gifts filled with packages of spice rubs. (Stay tuned to the entire post and you will find a recipe for my favorite barbeque spice rub!)


I started by removing the backing paper from the Chalk Tags and placing them on cardstock from the collection. Trim the excess paper away. I used the Soft Primary Irojiten Pencils to write on the tags. It’s amazing how the soft colors makes your lettering look great!


The package base was cut from the corrugated paper in the collection and the panels and tags adhered with Xtreme Adhesive for a strong bond. I made the decorative clip by adhering a small piece of cardstock and a decorative button, both from the collection, onto a small clothespin using the Xtreme. I also added a small, strong magnet to the back of the clothespin so the recipient can use it as a photo-holding fridge magnet! One-half of a  Fastener Tab holds the package together under the flap and the package of spice rub and instructions adhered to the inside using  Xtreme.


As promised, here is the recipe for a Classic Barbecue Rub.

Mix together: 1/4 cup chili pepper flakes, 2 Tablespoons ground Cumin, 1 Tablespoon Oregano, 2 teaspoons Paprika, 2 teaspoons Cayenne Pepper, 2 teaspoons Black Pepper, 2 teaspoons sea salt, 4 teaspoons sugar and 1 teaspoon garlic powder. Instructions: This classic all-purpose Barbecue Rub can be used on anything from burgers to fish. Simply rub on the meat 30 minutes before grilling.

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Here are the prizes to win! 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.

To be eligible to win these fabulous prizes simply “Like”the  Fancy Pants Facebook Page and the Tombow Facebook Page.

Now go to the Fancy Pants Design Blog to see what the Fancy Pants design team has created for you!


Fancy Pants Designs an Tombow Blog Hop!

Hi and Welcome to the Tombow USA and Fancy Pants Chalk Blog Hop!

Remember to come back tomorrow and check out the posts from this week for the chance to win an awesome prize from both companies.

For this hop I made a Halloween Layout using the Be Different Collection from Fancy Pants Designs. I’ve been looking for a Halloween “light” collection to scrap my photos. My photos are very kid friendly and I didn’t want to use skeletons and spiders so this collection works great!!

To mat the photo and layer it I used Papers, Label Stickers, the Button Set and my favorite the ticket from the Ticket Roll from the Be Different Collection. There is a Small Chalk Tag in the corner that I outlined with Irojiten Color Pencils. To glue all the papers I used the NEW Tombow Xtreme Permanent Adhesive.

I put a Title Piece on top of a Large Chalk Tag that I matted with pattern paper and added some stickers from the Sticker Fundamentals, a star button and some enamel dots. I made the orange enamel dots by putting perler beads on the oven at 325 degrees for 25 minutes and you can’t tell the difference between those and the store bought. To glue them I use the Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue.

I outlined the letters and the photo with the Mono Twin Permanent Marker. The letter stickers are from the What A Wonderful Day Collection.

I wrote the year and my daughter’s name on the button banners using the Sticker Fundamentals. Those alphas are my favorite!

How cool is that ticket from the Ticket Roll. The twine is from The Twinery.

To win this awesome prize just leave a comment on the blogs and Like Tombow and Fancy Pants Designs on Facebook!

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The prize includes:

Tombow Irojiten Soft Primary pencils

Tombow Xtreme Adhesive

Tombow Power Tabs

Tombow Foam Tabs

FPD 1 die cut edged chalk tape

FPD Small Chalk Tags

FPD Large Chalk Tags

Now hop away to the Fancy Pants Designs Blog

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Welcome to the Chalk Hop with Fancy Pants Designs and Tombow! We are showcasing the great chalkboard tags and trims from Fancy Pants and the  Soft Primary Irojiten Colored pencils from Tombow!


I covered a sketchbook with cardstock and embellishments from Fancy Pants Me-ology Collection. The collection went great with the chalkboard tags! I used Xtreme for attaching the panels, as this journal will have heavy usage! I used Foam Tabs and Power Tabs to attach the embellishments.


For the small buttons, trim each Power Tab into quarters while still on the backing paper, you only need small piece of these super-sticky tabs to hold heavier embellishments on securely!


For the chalkboard  tags and panels I  removed the backing paper and placed them on matching cardstock from the collection. Trim around the pieces to remove the excess paper. I used the Soft Primary Irojiten Colored Pencils to add the lettering. For a cool effect, I then shadowed the lettering using a white gel pen. Fancy Pants makes accenting and embellishing so easy by using the matching pieces from the Collection!

I love how the final piece turned out and will have fun filling up the pages with the remaining Meology papers and embellishments and drawing with the Irojiten pencils!

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Here’s what you can win from Fancy Pants: Die Cut edged Chalk Tape (tape design may vary from Photo!) , small Chalk Tags, Large Chalk tags AND from Tombow: Irojiten Soft Primary Pencils, Xtreme Adhesive, Power Tabs and Foam Tabs.

To win simply “Like” both the Tombow Facebook Page and the Fancy Pants Design Facebook Page! There will be a winner on each blog and open to Canadian and US residents!

Now go and check out all the designs created by the Fancy Pant’s design team on their blog!

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Tombow/Fancy Pants Chalk Hop Day 2….by melissa cash

Welcome to day 2 of the Tombow/Fancy Pants Chalk Hop! 

 We are thrilled you stopped by today.

For my chalk project I used 3 of the Fancy Pants large Chalk Tags and some of the papers from the Fancy Pants Burlap and Bouquets collection.  I stamped the flowers and sentiment in Colorbox Frost White ink and embossed them with Sparkle embossing powder.  Next, I colored in the flowers and leaves using Tombow’s Irojiten Soft Primary Color Pencils.  I used Tombow Xtreme Adhesive to adhere each of the layers together.

Fancy Pants was over the top generous and I wanted to create something else using some of my Burlap and Bouquets goodies so I created this quick and easy card.

I started with a black card base and added a background layer of paper from the Burlap and Bouquets collection, one of the cards/pockets from the Library Cards set and sentiment/flower from the Ephemera Pack.  I added a little glitter and seam binding ribbon for a finishing touch.  I used Tombow Xtreme and Tombow Foam Tabs on my card.

Now, how would you like to win those awesome goodies?

Be sure to leave a comment here and on the Fancy Pants blog and we would love it if you would head over to Facebook and give us a “Like” there as well.  

The prize pack will include: 

From Fancy Pants Designs:

From Tombow USA:

There will be a winner from both the Tombow blog and the Fancy Pants blog so you have two chances to win.  The winner will be announced on July 7th.  

Be sure to head over the the Fancy Pants blog and check out what their AWESOME team has to share today!

Tea Bag Dispenser by Debbie Fisher

Welcome to the Tombow & Fancy Pants Designs Chalk Hop. I rec’d a lovely package from Fancy Pants Designs and the hardest part was deciding what to make with all the lovely goodies they sent!

For my project, I created this Tea Bag Dispenser using this tutorial here. I am a big tea drinker and have been thinking I should make one of these to hold my tea bags.

I used designer papers & burlap bow from FPD’s Burlap & Bouquets Line. The “tea” sticker was created using their Large Chalk Tag and cutting it with one of my Nestibilities Dies and then handwriting “tea” with Tombow’s P14 Straw Yellow Irojiten Colored Pencil from their Soft Primary Pencil Set.

Xtreme Adhesive was used to put the box together and adhere the bow to the top of the box lid.

Would you like a chance to win some Tombow and Fancy Pants Designs goodies? Just leave a comment on Tombow and FPD’s blog each day this week, as well as “Like” Both TombowUSA and Fancy Pants Designs on Facebook.

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FPD 1 die cut edged chalk tape

FPD Small Chalk Tags

FPD Large Chalk Tags
* The chalk tag design may vary from the photo

Tombow Irojiten Soft Primary pencils

Tombow Xtreme Adhesive

Tombow Power Tabs

Tombow Foam Tabs


There will be a winner on Tombow and FPD’s blog—winner to be announced July 7th. This is opened up to Canada/US residents.

Now head on over to Fancy Pants Designs blog to see what their design team created.

Thank you for stopping by,

Winner of Triple Threat Blog Hop


We would like to announce our winner of the
DCWV/May Arts/Tombow Triple Threat Blog Hop!

All last week, designers from these three great companies shared projects they created by teaming up some fun paper from DCWV’s Honey Chic stack, with a variety of adhesives from Tombow and some beautiful ribbon from May Arts.

Three lucky readers won a Triple Threat prize pack of his or her own, including a stack from DCWV, a spool of ribbon from May Arts and Xtreme Adhesive, Power Tabs, Removable Adhesive and Fastener Tabs from Tombow.


The  Lucky Winner from the Tombow end was..

Barb Macaskill



*Barb Macaskill was choosen using


Congrats Barb!
Please send us a message with your contact info, and we will ship out your new prizes!

Big thanks to May Arts Ribbon and DCWV.

We hope everyone enjoyed our blog hop!
Check back this week since we are blog hopping with FANCY PANTS!

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