Think Pink with Marie Browning


October is THINK PINK month and just the time to create a page for my sister Teresa, a Breast Cancer Survivor.  The photos were taken at the Run for the Cure in Vancouver, and Teresa is the gal on the right beside the ribbon with sister Sharon on the left.

I used my new bright pink cutting board, trimmer and scissors from Westcott that actually inspired me to do this page! I started out with beautiful pink shades of cardstock and ‘Just the Edge’ cardstock strips from Bazzill and adhered my panels, strips and photos with the Dot Stamp Runner. The dot adhesive works especially nice with the long rick-rack strips as the adhesive is applied neatly to the very edge with no excess to mess up your page.

The ‘Walk, Run, Cure’ stamped panels were done with alphabet rubber stamps and pink Dual Brush Pens. I choose the colors 725 Rhodamine Red and 703 Pink Rose and used the brush tip to apply the color to the stamps. Mist a little water onto the stamps and stamp onto white cardstock. I also misted a little water onto the stamped images to further ‘run’ and distress the lettering. I colored the white cardstock paper with the ‘splashed background’ technique using the Dual Brush Pens and then cut out flowers using the Tattered Floral die from Sizzix.

The ribbon flowers are made using the Mono Multi Liquid Glue and Power Tabs and the rhinestones and flowers are attached to the page using Foam Tabs, Power Tabs (for the large flowers) and Mono Multi Glue. The pink awareness ribbon is held together and applied using Power Tabs.

Look at all the wonderful pink products from Tombow! Think Pink and let’s work together to abolish all types of cancers! Make sure to leave a comment in support!

Jennifer McGuire Sticky U

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We are beyond thrilled to have the amazingly talented Jennifer McGuire as our NEWEST Sticky U Student!!


An avid stamper, Jennifer McGuire has been sharing her card and scrapbook creations in countless publications and online since 2002.

Notably, her work has been showcased in two special issues from Creating Keepsakes magazine: 101 Things to Do with Your Scrapbook Supplies (2007) and 101 Creative Ways to Use Your Scrapook Supplies (2010).

Most recently, her endeavors include sharing technique videos and inspiring stampers through Online Card Classes, which she co-founded with her dear friend Kristina Werner, and serving as Education Director for Hero Arts. Thanks to the high-energy classes Jennifer teaches both in-person and online, thousands of stampers all over the world have come to love stamping and cardmaking.

You can currently find Jennifer’s work at Online Card Classes; at the Hero Arts blog and website and in their catalog; in Paper Crafts magazine, where she was a contributing editor (Go-To Gal); and, of course, at her own blog, Jennifer McGuire Ink.

Jennifer resides in Cincinnati with her husband Ken, stepdaughter Audrey, son Colin, and daughter Lila. Her stepdaughter Kay attends college in Texas.

Check out this cool card she created for Sticky U:

You can get step by step instructions by, clicking here!

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Marie’s Challenge: Christmas Ornaments By Jennie Garcia

This month’s Tombow challenge is hosted by Marie. The theme is Shadow Boxes! For my project I made Christmas Ornaments using cookie cutters as shadow boxes frames.

First I traced the cookie cutter into the paper, cut the design out and glue the border of the cookie cutter to the paper with the Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue. If you have any excess you can cut it off with a craft knife after it dries. I used the Oh Deer Collection from Fancy Pants Designs.
I used the Mono Aqua Liquid Glue on the inside corners to put glitter on it. Then I used the Mono Multi Liquid Glue to glue the pompoms outside of the ornament.
To glue the “snow” I used the Mono Aqua Liquid Glue. To glue the die cuts I stacked lots of Tombow Foam Tabs and I used Mono Multi Liquid Glue in the parts where the die cuts touch the pompoms.
To glue the Fancy Pants little tree I used the Mono Multi Liquid Glue. I used the Mono Aqua Liquid Glue and I sprinkled glitter “snow” on the small trees.
This Christmas ornament is super tiny!
I hope this project gives you motivation to start your Christmas Projects! Come join our challenge! I bet you could use the extra glue for your projects!
Take Care!

let it snow….by melissa cash

Hi there!

This week, Marie has challenged the team to create a shadowbox project.

Well, this one scared the bejeebies out of me as I have never created any type of shadowbox before.

I didn’t do a traditional shadowbox, but I did create this cute little winter scene in a shadowbox fashion.
I found this hanging metal tin at the craft store and then wandered around wondering what to do with it…

Next, I found the string of snowflakes and that got my brain in gear.  I picked up a pack of small trees, some snow, the snowflake garland and the tin and headed to the house to get crafty.  

I started by adding the trees to the tin using Tombow Power Tabs as they are super sticky and super strong.  Next I stamped this adorable snowman from the GKD Let It Snow set that was designed by my friend Theresa Momber onto some white cardstock and colored him in with Tombow Dual Brush Pens.  I added him to the tin using another Power Tab and then I created some paper snow out of white cardstock and covered it with Tombow Mono Aqua and lots of snow.  

Now, bring on the cold weather, rain and snow and I will be ready to start decorating for Christmas!  

Be sure to head on over to Marie’s post here on the Tombow Blog to check out all of the details of Marie’s challenge.  Be sure to play along as you could win some goodies!

Shadow Box Challenge by Debbie Fisher

The monthly Tombow challenge is this week and Marie is the hostess. She is challenging everyone to make a shadow box. If you would like to play along, please go HERE to read all about it.

Here is one I created using a Cutting Café file. I used a lot of Xtreme Adhesive to make sure that everything stayed together. I also used Power Tabs for the handmade flowers.

Thank you for stopping by,


Tombow Challenge: Shadow Boxes! by Marie Browning

It’s time for another Tombow Challenge! This time we are highlighting shadow boxes; all kinds, shapes and sizes! Here are a few of my favorite shadow box projects I have created using Tombow products.


This shadow box ornament uses the Xtreme Adhesive to make the round box from strips of corrugated cardboard and cardstock. The snow was cotton balls mixed with Mono Aqua Liquid Glue and sprinkled with glitter. I also used the Aqua to add the glitter to the bottle brush trees. The ‘sparkle label’ and little fawn were attached using Mono Multi Liquid Glue.


This egg-shaped shadow box was constructed the same way as the round shadow box but with preserved moss instead of snow for a spring theme. For the trim around the edge, apply the Mono Multi Liquid Glue and let dry clear and sticky for a perfect, mess- free  application.


This large photo shadow box used Mono Aqua Liquid Glue to attach the cardstock to the inside of the painted box. Aqua glue is a perfect adhesive for paper to wood! Ribbon rosettes are constructed with the Xtreme Adhesive and Mono Multi Glue and attached with Foam Tabs for a dimensional, layered look.

What can you create using ‘shadow boxes’ as your inspiration? Link up your project and have a chance for a prize of Tombow Products! Winner will be announced October 15!


Jennifer Chapin Sticky U

We don’t know about you… but we are feeling… STICKY U

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We are SUPER EXCITED to announce our newest Sticky U member,
Jennifer Chapin!!

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Jennifer started paper crafting in 2006 and hasn’t stopped since! She has been very fortunate to be on several design teams as well as have her work published. She works outside the home but in the evening and some of the weekend you can  find her in my scraproom.
Check out this cool layout she created for Sticky U:

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You can see just how Jen created this layout by clicking here!

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Jen Goode Sticky U

We don’t know about you… but we are feeling… STICKY U

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We are SUPER EXCITED to announce our newest Sticky U member,


Jen Goode describes herself as “a professional creative, “meaning feed my family by earning my keep creating – I’m a illustrator, designer, artist – with a McGuiver mind.”
 She is constantly experimenting with cooking and hordes recycled goods with no pre-plan. She goes throughout every day trying to learn something new as she runs her own business. Jen likes to draw a little and then try to share it all with her family.She says, “100 Directions is my place to document creative inspiration, brainstorming ideas, business insight, travel tips, food follies, life moments and occasional wonky thoughts.” Jen is a regular girl with buckets of room for improvement. But she is passionate about inspiring others to find their own creativity, whatever it may be. E
Jen’s Advice is, “Explore, try something new, reach beyond your comfort zone or do something that makes you laugh ’til you think you might pee. You only live once, so it better be something you are proud, regret nothing and learn something new every day along the way.”
Check out this cool Halloween Bat Hanging décor she created for Sticky U:


You can see just how Jen created this hanging Halloween Bat décor by clicking here!

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watercolor sunflowers….by melissa cash

Hello and happy Fall Friday to you!  I love Fall and with it comes rich colors and sunflowers!
I stamped the Northwoods Sunflower in Teapot image with Archival Black ink onto some 140# cold press watercolor paper and colored it in with Tombow Dual Brush Pens in various colors. When I do this technique, I like to scribble some of the color directly into the area that I want it in and then I take a small watercolor brush and spread the color around in a very loose fashion allowing it to bleed and blend.

When I use a heavier paper like watercolor paper, I like to use Tombow Foam Tabs to hold it down to the base card as it is strong enough to hold the watercolor paper good and flat.  I don’t skrimp, I use quite a few squares. 

To adhere each of the flat layers together, I used Tombow Xtreme Adhesive, this works especially well when you have an embossed panel like the woodgrain frame on this card.

For a finishing touch, I added some glitter glue to bring lots of sparkle to the pretty sunflowers.

2015 Design Team Call

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Tombow is looking for some FUN and CREATIVE people to join our Design Team! LOVE Tombow Products? Then this is the Design Team for you! :)

Tombow Design Team perks:

  • You will be supplied with awesome Tombow goodies to play and create with (this includes Art and Craft products).
  • You will also receive products from our Product Partners.
  • You will be compensated for your Design Team work
  • You will have your name, bio, headshot and link to your personal blog on the TombowUSA blog.
  • You will be compensated for any published work where Tombow is credited.
  • You will receive exposure through the TombowUSA blog & ALL of our other social media sites.

Tombow Design Team expectations:

  • Use Tombow products in your projects and link to our site or blog whenever possible.
  • Actively promote Tombow products.  This includes social media participation.
  • Post regularly, as well as participate in cross promotions whenever possible.
  • Minimum of 4 blog/social media posts linking to Tombow per month.
  • Link to the TombowUSA blog on your blog or website.
  • Design team membership lasts one year from when names are announced.

This Design Team Call will have 2 rounds!

Round 1:

Post a minimum of 3 projects on your own blog, one of which should be a D.I.Y. project.  Please choose projects that really show off your style & talent. While it is appreciated if Tombow products are used, it is not required for the first round.

Email me the following no later than October 31st 2014 at :

  • Subject line: Tombow DT Call
  • Contact information: name, address, email address & all blog/website addresses
  • Your resume.  If you don’t have one, please list the past & present Design Teams you have been a member of.  (Being on another Design Team is not a prerequisite.)
  • A brief description of yourself, including your design strengths and why you want to be part of the Tombow Team.
  • A link to your submission post.  (If you do not have a blog, you will be permitted to email me your projects instead)

All finalists will be announced on the TombowUSA blog on November 4th 2014

Round 2:

For the final round Tombow will provide the finalists with a special Tombow product to work with to create a final project.

  • All finalists are required to create a minimum of either one tutorial or one video. Again, please choose a project that best demonstrates your style & talent.
  • When you have completed your project, email me the following.
    • For Video Submissions:  Post your video tutorial on your own blog.  Then forward me the YouTube link to your video, plus photos of the completed project.  Please also include a brief written introduction to the video.
    • For Written Submissions:  Post the tutorial on your own blog.  Then forward me the link to your post, along with photos of the completed project.  Please also include a brief written introduction to the tutorial.  All photos should be sent as an attachment and in jpeg form.
  • Deadline: November 21st 2014.  All submissions will be posted the week of November 24th 2014.

Our new Design Team members will be announced December 3rd 2014.

Thank you and good luck to you all.  Spread the word to all your creative friends! :)
We cannot wait to see what you create!