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WE HAVE an announcement…..
It’s Sticky U Time!

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Today is a VERY Special day, not only do we have a new Sticky U Student – We have our First Male!!
Everyone welcome kenT youngstrom

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kenT says, “i’m an artist, but not the ‘tortured’ kind.”

The Background on kenT is that he is a self-taught painter with a background in graphic + interior design.  In his own words that means “I respect + appreciate focused instructions, happy collaborations, meaningful deadlines — and clients who pay up on time.”

kenT started painting several years ago, without any big plans or ambitions.
He describes his experience as “hard, unpredictable, time-consuming — and fun.”

By the end of  his first day, kenT says he was hooked.

kenT recalls, “One gallery show led to another, and before long I was selling paintings to friends, family + a handful of local fans. local sales turned into national sales. national sales turned into licensing deals. bulk orders from CB2 came knocking, along with flash sales at fab.com, pops-ups in people magazine — and flattering attention from a couple of those ‘home makeover’ reality tv shows.”

We highly recommend “Liking” kenT youngstrom on Facebook!
(Click here to visit his page!)

Check out this amazing Mixed Media project he created for Sticky U:

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You can see just how kenT created this project by clicking here!

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Marcy Penner Sticky U

It’s Sticky U Time!

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Our newest Sticky U Student is Marcy Penner!

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Marcy is a mama, a wife, a scrapbooker, a photographer, homeschooler and more.

She lives with my hubby and 3 not-so-tiny munchkins in the Canadian prairies.  They are currently in the process of building our dream home. Marcy says,  “It’s a lot of work but it will be worth it!  In the meantime we love the wide open spaces and strive to live a simple life.”

Marcy says, “My heart is in taking photos and playing with paper.  Everyday I wish for time to slow down.  (It hasn’t been granted yet).  So the best I can do is to freeze it with my camera.  I love my SLR, but I’m also a huge fan of the convenience of my iPhone.”

To Marcy, capturing moments is great… but the little girl with a pencil in her hand can’t let that rest.  She says, “That’s where the cutting up paper part comes in.”

In her crafty life Marcy very fortunate to be designing both pages and products for Studio Calico as well as planners and other digital items for my shop, Hello Forever.

Check out this cute layout she created for Sticky U:

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

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Tombow Challenge….fall bookmarks….by melissa cash

Hi there, this week Jennie is challenging us to create a project with a”Book” Theme.
For my project, I chose to make some Fall themed bookmarks.
I used one of my favorite Fall themed stamp sets from Reverse Confetti called Forever Fall.  I love to color my stamps with Tombow’s Dual Brush pens and wanted to give it a try with this set.  I wasn’t sure how well it would work because the stamps are clear and sometimes that can be a bit tricky.  I loved how these turned out.  I colored the images with the markers and then gave them a light spritz with water and stamped them onto some cream cardstock.  I wanted to keep these very simple as I am going to make quite a few and donate them to our local library to give to the kids when they check out books.
A little tip I gave a few days ago and want to repeat because I used it again today.
Use some Tombow Mono Aqua on your twine to stiffen it up a bit as this allows it to be much easier to tie in a bow.  The bow will really hold it’s shape this way.  To do this, I just squirt some Mono Aqua out onto a scrap of cardstock and run the twine through it,  I use my fingers to lay the twine out nice and straight on my non stick craft mat and let it dry for a few minutes before I tie a bow or add to a project.

Now, how would you like to win this awesome prize pack?

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Be sure to head on over to Jennie’s post…you can find it HERE to see all of the details and link to your amazing “Book” themed projects!


Jennie’s Book Challenge by Marie Browning

Make something with books as my inspiration? Challenge accepted! This is an easy challenge Jennie as I LOVE working with book pages!

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This Roster tag features a technique I developed called Subtractive Stamping. It uses book pages that have been scanned and printed (actual book pages are too delicate to use). The images are stamped on very lightly, then erased with the Colored Pencil Eraser to remove the print. You then stamp again with black ink and color with the Irojiten Colored Pencils.

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It’s all explained in my new book, Pencil Magic, hot off the press from Design Originals, Fox Chapel Publishing! It’s just one of the many different graphite and colored pencil techniques I share. This book is excellent for beginners, as well as experienced artists, with many new techniques for you to try.

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The subtractive stamping technique works with other ephemera such as vintage journal pages, documents and music sheets! This bird card is done with a scanned and printed Italian document from 1836.

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 If you haven’t guessed, the challenge for this month is BOOKS! Anything related with books; altered books, quotes from your favorite books, library cards, book paper, mini books! The sky is the limit! Create a book inspired project for your chance to win Jennie’s Book Challenge! Check out the great prize! It will include Xtreme Adhesive, Mono Multi Liquid Glue and Foam Tabs! Winner will be announced Sept 24.

 

Fun Fall Hop Winner

We would like to thank Diana Larson for being our GUEST designer last week!

Now it is time to announce our FUN FALL Hop Winner!
Just a little refresher, the winner will be receiving this prize:

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The Prize includes:
MONO AQUA Liquid Glue
Irojiten Color Pencil 5 Set, Sepia

This week we would like to congratulate….

CHRISS AMERICA REAL:

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Please send us a Message Chriss and we will ship out your NEW Tombow Goodies!!

Big thanks to EVERYONE that hopped with us last week!

Don’t forget to Enter Jennie’s Books Challenge this week:Jennie_books

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Book Challenge by Debbie Fisher

This month’s challenge is hosted by Jennie and the theme is books! 

I love creating with book pages and am glad I have an excuse reason to do so again. Ü

Here is a quick and simple card using a page from an old book, This card uses a daisy from the PreColoured – Fall Flowers & Paper Pricking Template Sheet set from FredSheSaid. I used Tombow’s Mono Adhesive Permanet for all my adhesive putting the card together.

As with all our challenges, there is a prize to be one to one person who plays along with us in our challenge. Be sure to go to scroll down for all the details.

Tombow Challenge: Books!

Happy Monday! It’s time for Tombow’s Monthly Challenge and for the month of September, I will be your host! September 6th was Read a Book Day and September 8th was International Literacy Day! We are big fans of books in my house! If you haven’t guessed, the challenge for this month is BOOKS! Anything related with books; altered books, quotes from your favorite books, library cards, book paper, mini books! The sky is the limit!

For my project I made a mini book full with quotes!

I made the cover with old records I got at Goodwill for 50 cents! I have to admit that it was a huge pain cutting them! First you have to heat them at 200 degrees in the oven for 60-90 SECONDS. Then you have to cut fast fast because they get cold and hard again! You can always put them back in the oven for another 60 seconds to keep cutting. *Mind the fumes! Do it in a ventilated area.

I used my Bind It All to Bind my book. I had to make the record really soft for my Bind it All to go through with it!

I made my book “junk” style which means that I mixed up lots of different papers, envelopes, tags and everything else I could find.

To glue the embellishments on the cover I used the Tombow Xtreme Permanent Adhesive. Since the flair button is hollow on the back I used a Tombow Power Tab.

I made this charm with and Epiphany Crafts Tool and Metal Charm. To glue the epoxy shape on the metal I used the Tombow Xtreme Permanent Adhesive and to glue the sequins inside the epoxy I used the Tombow Mono Aqua Liquid Glue.

*This part is photo heavy but it will inspire you to do this challenge! Feel free to copy one of the quotes if you find one that inspires you!This book has lots of pages so I didn’t photographed ALL of them because that would be one heck of a post!

For the page on the left I used a watercolor technique on the background using the Tombow Dual Brush Pens. I wrote “darling’ using one of my favorite pens ever the Tombow Mono Twin Permanent.

I used lots of recycled postal stamps to embellish. To glue these I used the Tombow Mono Adhesive Permanent .

I always glue my homemade enamel dots with the Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue. The fox flair has a flat back and for those I used the Tombow Xtreme Permanent Adhesive.

I made this library pocket and I sewed on the sides to embellish it. But before I sew on my project I use to glue so it doesn’t move.

I follow some really cool people on Instagram that do found poetry so I thought I would try it and ehhh… Don’t worry, I’ll stick to paper crafting.

Check out the prize for this challenge!

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MONO Multi Liquid Glue
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So there is your challenge!
Hit the books and then link up your project!

Winner will be announced on September 24th!

Fun Fall Hop with Diana Larson

We are thrilled to have Diana Larson as our GUEST designer this week!
Diana’s blog is called DL. Art.
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Diana says, “Each day brings its own challenges, I see beauty and art in each and everyday.I love creating art and I love sharing what I create.
I paint in water color and acrylic and design cards.”
Diana says, “Each day brings its own challenges, I see beauty and art in each and everyday.I love creating art and I love sharing what I create.
I paint in water color and acrylic and design cards.”

Diana was part of Sticky U, to see her adorable project, click here.

This week we will have a FUN Fall Hop.
(Which could only mean we will have a FUN Fall Prize :) )
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The Prize includes:
MONO AQUA Liquid Glue
Irojiten Color Pencil 5 Set, Sepia

The Lineup for this hop is:
TombowUSA Blog
Debbie Fisher
Melissa Cash
Jennie Garcia
Marie Browning
Diana Larson
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In order to be qualified to win this amazing PRIZE, PLEASE comment on each of the designers projects.

We will announce a winner Monday 9/15.

Thanks for hopping with TombowUSA!

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Linda Kaiser Sticky U

It’s that TIME again… STICKY U Time!

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Today’s Student is Linda Kaiser.

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Linda has a blog called “The Paper Boutique
She is an avid crafter and loves learning new things as well as working with other crafters.
Her goal is to share a variety of crafting techniques and her crafting passion.

Linda was part of our 100 days of Tombow Campaign!
You can see that project by clicking here.

Check out this cute Tissue Box Cover she created for Sticky U:

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You can see just how Linda from The Paper Boutique created this by clicking here!

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April Joy Sticky U

STICKY U… STICKY U TOM-14034-Sticky U_R2Our NEWEST STICKY U Student is APRIL JOY!

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We are so excited to have April Joy as our newest STICKY U Student.

April lives in SUNNY San Diego. She is a mechanical engineer for an aerospace engineering company. She loves her husband and “Spoiled Brat” Yorkie named Blaize. In her free time April says she enjoys, “Scrapbooking, reading a book on her kindle, eating anything sweet or cuddling with the hubs.”

Check out the cute baby shower game pieces she created for Sticky U using our new Xtreme Adhesive:

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To learn just how April created the cute decoration, click here!

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