Courtney Andresen Sticky U

I don’t know about you….BUT I’m FEELING STICKY U!!!

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We are SOOO Excited to announce our CUTEST Sticky U Member, Courtney Andresen!!


Courtney is a born and bred Californian who has lived in London and Manhattan for little bits.

When she isn’t crafting for my friends, Courtney is documenting her dates the good, the bad and the awkward.

This year Courtney produced a documentary in Scotland, a Slamdance short film and currently an exclusive piece of theater in Laurel Canyon.

She loves making movie & television magic, theater, cards,  and crafts.

We are in LOVE with her ADORABLE Sticky U Project!
Check it out:


You can see just how Courtney created these by clicking here!

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pretty in pink….by melissa cash

Hi there!  This week the Tombow team has been sharing cards/projects with a pink theme in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month and all of the Warrior women who have had  breast cancer.
I think if you ask anyone, they will say that they have either battled breast cancer or held the hand of someone who has.
The card I am sharing today is for all of them.  This card has a bit of a vintage feel, yet soft and powerful with pink tones.
The technique I used for this card is one that I call Glazed Watercolor Technique. It is simple, fun and quick!
I started this card by pulling out the Noble stamp from Penny Black and applying Tombow Dual Brush Pens directly to the rubber.  The colors I used are:
Leaves:  126 and 098
Flowers:  772, 723 and 761
Shading:  N95
After coloring directly to the rubber, I gave the stamp a few spritz with some homemade shimmer spray (recipe below) and then I stamped it onto some 140# cold press watercolor paper and held it there for a count of 10.  Carefully lift the stamp and allow image to dry.
 Now here comes the fun….glazing part…okay it isn’t really glaze, but it looks that way when finished.  I inked the stamp with Versamark ink and overstamped the watercolor image (be sure your image is dry) a little to one side or the other as this gives a bit of a shadow. Emboss with clear embossing powder.   Use the Tombow N95 marker to add some light shading to the side of the image that is not covered by clear embossing.  See, I told you the technique was easy.
I would love for you to give my technique a try, if you do please come back and leave me a message so that I can check it out and show you some love!
Now, here is the recipe for the homemade shimmer spray:
In a fine mist spray bottle add a little bit of Ranger Perfect Pearls in whatever color you prefer and then fill with water.  Give the bottle a shakey shake and you are ready to go.  If you like a little sparkle, just add a little powder.  If you like a lot of sparkle, add a little more.  I always start with a little and adjust as needed.
I used Tombow’s Xtreme Adhesive and Foam Tabs to hold everything together.  This is a great combo when you are using heavier paper like watercolor paper.

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month so we are making projects to show our support to our friends and family! For my project I made a Good Vibes Card.

 I paper pieced this dress form from Market Street Stamps using Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue. For all the papers and the doily I used the Tombow Mono Adhesive Permanent and for the dress form I used Tombow Foam Tabs. For the trim and flowers I used the Tombow Mono Aqua Liquid Glue.

Remember to check the girls, ladies!

Pam Carriker Sticky U

It’s STICKY U Time!!!

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


Pam Carriker is an artist, instructor, author of books ART AT THE SPEED OF LIFE and CREATING ART AT THE SPEED OF LIFE, and is a columnist for Somerset Art Journaling. Born and raised in the Pacific Northwest, she now resides in the Dallas/Fort Worth Texas area with her husband and her youngest son while her two oldest boys serve in the Army and National Guard. Traveling to teach around the country is something she enjoys very much as sharing the satisfaction that comes from creating art is a her passion. Pam’s work and writing can be found in over than 50 publications and she serves as a Directors Circle Artist for Stampington & Co®. She has created instructional Art Journaling videos for Strathmore® Artist Papers line of Visual Journals, as well as designed a line of stencils for StencilGirl® rubber art stamps for Stampington & Co® and continues to develop her line of signature mixed-media products for Derivan® Matisse. Turning her ‘hobby’ into her dream job has been the culmination of a life-long pursuit of living a creative life and she firmly believes it is never too late to begin living Art at the Speed of Life!
Check out the Mixed Media Journals she created for Sticky U:


You can see just how Pam created these by clicking here!

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Pink Halloween by Debbie Fisher

This week the DT is creating with pink in their projects in honor of it being Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Since it’s getting close to Halloween, I created this fun Skull Treat Box using the file from Cutting Café.

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I used Xtreme Adhesive to put the box together as you want a very strong adhesive so it doesn’t come apart. I also used Power Tabs for the buttons and bow.

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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,