Monday, November 23, 2015

Get Ready - Black Friday's Coming!

When the dishes are done
and the leftovers are stowed away...
Forget the Doorbusters - Shop With Us Online!

Our Black Friday sale pricing will go into effect
at 9:00 p.m. Eastern time on Thursday, November 26th. 

Here's the deal...

Everything in the shop will be discounted an additional 15% off our already discounted prices - that's 35% off list for (almost) everything!  That includes all the new dies and stamps that came out for the season, embellishments, ribbons, inks, stains, paints.  All the craft goodies you need will be up for grabs.  

Shop early - we are a small shop and our inventory is not deep.  Supplies are limited.  To get what you want, get online and grab it early.  Finalize your sale.  Just putting it in your cart does not guarantee that it will still be there when you check out.  

No coupon needed - the sale prices have already been set up for every store listing.  

Our staff will be working most of the weekend to get your orders shipped out ASAP, but please allow 2-3 days in-house for picking and packing your orders. (It may be sooner.  We don't know what our volume will be.  Our customer base has grown since last Black Friday.)

The sale runs through the end of the day on Cyber Monday - November 30th.

Over and
 above our across-the-board discount, we have a number of products with deeper discounts.  Be sure to check out our HOT DEALS tab that will be active during the sale!  As a teaser, here are just a few of our HOT DEALS:

All Tim Holtz punches
All Graphic 45 products
All Brett Weldele stamps and stencils
All Ken Oliver stamps
Maja Design premium design papers
Pion Design premium design papers
All Tim Holtz Frameworks dies
Tim Holtz Crazy Things 33 piece Framelits die set
Tim Holtz Bird Crazy 18 piece Framelits die set
Selected other Tim Holtz dies
Numerous Tim Holtz Texture Fades


In this season of thanksgiving, please know that each and every one of our customers is a blessing to us.  On behalf of us all at The Funkie Junkie Boutique, THANK YOU!  

Just thought I would share :)

Challenge: 12 Tags of Christmas - Funkie Junkie Style - Week #9

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Welcome back to Week #9 of the 12 Tags of Christmas Funkie Junkie Style.  I'm gearing up for a very busy week, preparing for Thanksgiving and the visit of my two adult children as well as organizing the shop for our Black Friday sale.  Fortunately, I not only finished Tag #9 but I have a head start on Tag #10 for next week.

This week I decided to play with the Fresh Brewed Bigz die.  I'm not a Starbucks addict, but I do like to partake of their seasonal drinks once or twice each season.  One of my favorites is Peppermint Mocha which inspired this week's tag.  I started with my normal jumbo manila tag and stenciled Texture Paste through the Tim Holtz Christmas stencil.  When the texture paste had dried I sprayed the tag with Barn Door and Mowed Lawn distress stains.  Once all that was thoroughly dry, using my finger, I rubbed Inka Gold Old Gold all over the tag, on the raised letters, around the, in between them.  It wasn't a thick coat, but rather just enough to give it a nice sheen.

My red cup was cut from Core'dinations Kraft Core and sanded slightly.  I created the whipped cream with more of Ranger's white texture paste.  Then I realized I need tiny chocolate chip sprinkles for the whipped cream.  These were created by mixing several drops of Archival Coffee reinker into the Ranger Texture paste.  Once I had the color I was going for, I made a few small lumps of the mixture and set them aside to dry.  Once they were about 95% dry, I rolled them between my fingers to shape them.  They were adhered with Ranger Multi Medium Matte, which is water based.  I can see in the photo that the water base caused the color to bleed a bit.  That's because I started with a drop of Frayed Burlap reinker which is water based.  Then I went to the Coffee Archival to deepen the color.  If I had just used the archival reinker, I don't think I would have had that bit of color bleeding around the chocolate chips.  Live and learn, right?

The snowflake was cut with the Paper Snowflakes thinlits die set.  I used Gold Alcohol Ink Mixative on the jingle bells (started out silver), on the gumdrop (started out clear) and on the gold holly berries (started out shiny gold and I wanted the matte gold to match the other embellishments).  The holly leaves were cut from white card stock with the Festive Greenery decorative strip die,  colored with Mowed Lawn distress stain and edged with more of the Inka Gold Old Gold.  The sentiment is from the new Scribbly Christmas stamp set, stamped in Mowed Lawn distress ink.  It was cut freehand, smeared with a bit more Mowed Lawn ink and then edged with more Inka Gold.

That wraps up Week #9.  Many thanks to all who are playing along with my challenge.  Can't wait to see what you will make this week!

These products were used to make the above tag and are available at The Funkie Junkie Boutique where Tim Holtz and other name brand products are always 20% below MSRP.

Monday, November 16, 2015

Challenge: 12 Tags of Christmas - Funkie Junkie Style - Week #8

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Eight down, four to go!  Are you playing in my 12 Tags of Christmas Funkie Junkie Style challenge this year?  If so, how are you doing?  We are now 2/3rds of the way through the challenge but there is still time if you want to jump in and play along.  You can find all the challenge requirements in the Week #1 post here, but basically, you just have to make some sort of winter/Christmas craft inspired by my tag and link it to the proper week no later than December 20th.  You can complete one or all of the 12 challenges and if you do complete all 12 by December 20th (and comply with all the challenge rules) your name will go into our prize drawings.

Here is my tag #8.  It's another tag with a folksy homespun feeling using Wendy Vecchi plaid and polka dots.  I wanted a vintage brown background but I also wanted some traditional Christmas reds and greens for this piece.  I started with a jumbo manila tag and stenciled on Ground Espresso though the Tim Holtz Holly Bough Layering Stencil.  Then I sponged the entire tag with Vintage photo and did a little spritz and flick.  Then I sponged all the edges with more Ground Espresso.

I decided to add a few banner strips stamped with some of Wendy Vecchi's background stamps in Library Green and Red Geranium archival inks.  I cut up a couple of my manila tags to create the banners, stamped them and edged them with Ground Espresso.

Next came my little grove of evergreens.  They are Mat Minis by Wendy Vecchi.  You get a sheet of white and a sheet of black trees.  These trees were white so I went over them quite heavily with Ground Espresso ad then lightly and spottily embossed them with Wendy's Fren Green embossing powder.

Using offcuts from the banners, I stamped Believe from License Plate Art in Red Geranium and then also used Red Geranium embossing powder to make it bold and shiny.  My sentiment is mounted on a left over strip from the plaid banner.

Using my Red Geranium pad direct to paper, I colored a piece of white card stock and then cut it with the Impression Obsession Ornament Flourish die.  This is such a lovely and delicate die and if you love flourishes, it's a die that you can use throughout the year as the flourishes are actually separate die cuts when they come out of the die.

My Tag #8 was topped off with a pretty piece of May Arts plaid ribbon with a gumdrop stuck in the middle for a little sparkle.

Thanks so much for all the comments and those of you who are playing along - a huge thanks for that.  I've been swamped, but I promise I'll be around to visit your blogs and see your amazing creations up close and personal this week.

The products below were use to make the above tag and are available at The Funkie Junkie Boutique where Tim Holtz and Wendy Vecchi products are always 20% off.

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