Tim Holtz Stamping Platform

We know that a lot of you have been wondering about the launch of the new Tim Holtz Stamping Platform.  We wanted to share a little info with you about what has been happening. Please see our official statement below.


Our Winners!!!

Thank you to all of you that entered our Tim Holtz snips giveaway!  Below are the winners!


Please email me: stephenie(at)tonic-studios.com with your shipping info and I will send them out next week!


Showing you the love…

As some of you know, we just got back a few weeks ago from CHA – the Craft and Hobby Association’s annual trade show.

While we were there, the fab Tim Holtz was nice enough to sign several pairs of his new 5″ mini snips for booth goers.  We were thrilled to have him take part and those that attended were thrilled as well.

Those of you left at home, however, were not as happy…  until now!


Our Valentine’s gift to you is the chance to win one of 6 pairs of signed mini snips from Tim Holtz!

All you have to do is check out our Rafllecopter giveaway to get yourself entered to win!

Good luck!


Watercolor Hanukkah Card

Hanukkah is just around the corner and there is something so beautiful in the color combos of blue and silver that just speaks to me.  Knowing that people will be gather for 8 nights, lighting candles, eating, and sharing time together means that holiday travel between homes will be happening and it is the perfect opportunity to create a little card for the host or hostess of one of these evenings.  This card is simple, yet an elegant one for sharing.


Here’s what you will need:

Putting this together goes pretty quick.

Put a little dollop of each of the mousse colors onto the glass mat to use it as a mixing palette.


Take the water and dilute down the mousse to create a “watercolor” paint with it.  The mousse is a water-based product and works well for this.  The colors blend well together and do create a lovely shimmery result when you put it on the paper.


Allow that to dry.


Then, resting your hand on the scratch paper so that you don’t smudge the paint, carefully draw out your letters.  (If you aren’t comfortable with hand-lettering, you can print it out on the computer ahead of time and paint over the letters)


Using your glue pen, trace your letters and then add your gilding flakes.  Now, I used the medium pen which might have been too big for the ‘happy” portion – but I still like it. Allow the glue to dry.


Using a dry brush, dust off the excess flakes, saving them for later use.


Outline the letters how you like to with the black pen if you want.

Add a piece of ribbon to create a bow on the painted piece, adhering it with the tape runner.  Then, adhere the square to the front of the card base.


Using the crystal drops, add some final dimension to the project.  Allow them to dry.



All that is left is to visit friends and family, bringing a card, some challah, and light the candles!

Happy Hanukkah!








Winner Winner Chicken Dinner!



Thank you to ALL of you for your participation in our Favorite Things giveaways!

We were so thrilled that so many of you took part!

So, here is the final, full list of winners for all of the days that we had.  If you are one of the winners, please contact stephenie(at)tonic-studios.com

Congrats to:

  • For Stephenie’s Favorite Things – Jane Luxem
  • For Heidi’s Favorite Things – Melinda Miller
  • For Karen’s Favorite Things – Yvonne O’Connor
  • For Terri’s Favorite Things – Beth Williams
  • For Smitha’s Favorite Things – Samantha Houp
  • For Debbie’s Favorite Things – Barb Macaskill
  • For Marisa’s Favorite Things – Palma Lindsay
  • For Sheri’s Favorite Things – Denise Bryant

So excited for all of you and enjoy your week!



My Favorite Things – Sheri

And today we end our favorite things posts with Sheri!

Leave a comment by 11:59 pm CST and you will be entered for your chance to win Sheri’s favorites!


I am so excited to be able to share 5 of my favorite from Tonic and give you the chance to win a set for yourself!

I hope you enjoy them as much as I do:

Sometimes I find it easier to make enamel dots ahead of time so I can plan my placement. I printed a simple page with different size circles on regular paper in black and white and then placed a clear piece of acetate on top. Mine is just a clear report cover that I had laying around. It can be used over and over because the dots just slide cleanly off the slick surface. I use the paper with circles underneath as a guide for sizing and cover them with Crystal Drops or the new Jewel Drops in various colors and wait for them to dry overnight. They are a great accent for a last minute project and since they are already dry — there’s no waiting!


Thanks for stopping by and good luck!