Marie Browning

"Inspiring and honoring creativity"

Taylored Expressions and Tombow Spring Fling Blog Hop March 21, 2015


Welcome to the Taylored Expressions and Tombow Spring Fling Blog Hop! You probably came here from Charmaine Ikach’s Blog but if you happened to stumble across my blog go to the Tombow Blog to start!


My project used the Oh Happy Day Stamp and Die Cut Set from Taylored Expressions and the Dual Brush Pen Bright Set and Adhesives from Tombow.


I started with this cute memo pad holder from Kaisercraft.


I covered it with a book page using Mono Aqua Liquid Glue, the perfect paper to wood glue! I cut the paper a little bit larger than the wood piece, and then used a emery board to sand the edges to make it perfectly flush.

IMG_1895Here it is covered with the book page!


The next step was to stamp and color the flowers from the Oh Happy Day Stamp Set using the Dual Brush Pen Bright Set. I used the colorless blending pen to do a little blending.


The Oh Happy Day Matching Die Cuts makes it super easy and quick to cut out the blossoms!


The flowers were adhered to the back of the memo holder using both the Dots Adhesive Tape Runner and Foam Tabs from Tombow. The little bit of dimension from the Foam Tabs makes those bright blossoms pop! I also added a 727 Zoom Pen from Tombow for a lovely gift pairing.


Enter to win! Ready to hop into spring? We’ve got TWO terrific prizes for TWO lucky winners to help you get started! To enter, leave some love on our participating designer Spring Fling Blog Hop projects by 11:59 pm PST on Wednesday, March 25, 2015. For each comment, you’ll receive an entry to win one of the two prize packs from Tayloered Expressions and Tombow! We’ll pick two winners at random. Here’s what you can win:

Prize Pack #1: Taylored Expression’s For Peep’s Sake Matched Kit, For Peep’s Sake Sequins, Walking on Sunshine Embossing Folder.

Prize Pack #2: Tombow Xtreme Adhesive, Adhesive Dots, Dual Brush Set of 6 in Jellybean.

Remember to like Tombow and Taylored Expressions on Facebook!

Here’s the Saturday line up in case you get lost!

Your next stop is Courtney Kelly’s Blog to see what beautiful project she has created for you!


Blog Hop with Walnut Hollow August 15, 2014


Welcome to the Tombow and Walnut Hollow Blog Hop! If you just came from Jennie’s post you are on the right track! If not, you may want to start here to play along! 


I am a huge fan of Walnut Hollow! They have beautiful wooden surfaces to decoupage and paint, like the recipe box I used here. This Basswood box is ready to use and made in the USA using sustainable wood. 


I used Tombow’s Aqua Liquid Glue to cover the box with beautiful papers from the Burlap & Bouquets Collection from Fancy Pants Designs. The Aqua works extremely well for decoupaging paper onto wood. I simply cut the paper to size and then use the broad applicator to attach the papers for a smooth, wrinkle free bond. Talk about mess free, no brushes to wash! When dry, I use the Aqua to give the surfaces an all-over brushing. It dries clear and matte! The flowers motifs from the Burlap & Bouquets collection on the top of the box were applied the same way. COOK, EAT and BAKE using large alpha stickers from the collection were added when dry.  I also added a washi tape edge around the box rim for added embellishment. Don’t forget the final touches inside the box; recipe card dividers and a label with ‘FAMILY FAVORITES’ on the lid.


I used a Power Tab  to attach a clothespin to the lid for a handy recipe holder! 


Here are the prizes that you can win! From Walnut Hollow a Shield Plaque, a Card Box and a Rectangular Serving Tray. From Tombow: Power Tabs, Foam Tabs and Xtreme Adhesive! Make sure to comment on all the projects to be eligible to win! Now go to Walnut Hollow to see what wonderful projects they have created! 


Debbie’s “You Are My Sunshine”Challenge July 14, 2014

Debbie has put out a challenge of “You are my Sunshine” to create something for summer and yellow! I haven’t shown a new DoodleDab lately, so here is a Sunny Sunflower using Tombow products! 


DoodleDabs are created with the Dual Brush Pens. The tough nylon tips stand up beautifully  to  ‘dapping’ the brush tip down to create the teardrop stroke. This stroke is all you need to learn to make over 40 different DoodleDabs! Simply follow the steps to make the sunflowers using 925 Scarlet, 025 Light Orange  and 195 Light Green Dual Brush Pens. 


Here is a panel showing a sunflower sprouting up to a tall sunflower and a friendly ant waving hello!



Don’t forget to accent the front of your envelope with some sunflower DoodleDabs!  I used Foam Tabs to raise up the main panel, MONO Dots Adhesive to attach the panels and rick rack and a light brown Irojiten Pencil to edge all the panels.

Want to learn more DoodleDabs? Stay tuned, my book “Brush Marker Magic” Design Originals Publication will be out soon and includes oodles of step-outed DoodleDabs!


I would be TRILLED if you tried out the DoodleDab while creating your entry for Debbie’s “You are my Sunshine” challenge! Look what you can win from Tombow: Xtreme Adhesive, Power Tabs and Mono Adhesive Dots! 


Blog Hop with Elizabeth Craft Design April 20, 2014

Thanks for joining us with the Tombow and Elizabeth Craft Design Blog Hop! If you just came from Kelly’s blog, you are on the right track! If not, you may want to start here to be able to win a great prize!


I created several pieces for the hop. This card is a cute little owl that used the silver Owl Circles peel-off colored with the Dual Brush Pens on Watercolor Paper. The background panel is blue pearl paper embossed with the Flower Mosaic Embossing folder. The panels are attached using the Dots Adhesive and Foam Tabs give a fun dimension to the finished piece. I also used Mono Multi Liquid Glue to attach the Happy Birthday die cut and googly eyes.


This card looks great in person! The subtle coloring with Dual Brush Pens on the silver Dragon ladies peel-off contrasts nicely with the dark background. After coloring, I cut the dragonfly lady out and attached it to the front panel using Foam Tabs and Mono Multi Liquid Glue for dimension. The peel-off sheets come with smaller details to make your finished creations ‘pop’ with these layered pieces. I used the Happy Birthday die and lots of rhinestones in the peel-off boarder and smaller embellishments. The Mono Multi liquid glue was used to attach this extra bling.

IMG_3513For my final project I used a gold Owl Circle peel-off colored with the Dual Brush Pens. Again, both  the Dragonfly Lady and Owl were done on Elizabeth Craft Design Watercolor Paper. I glued it on a dollar-store memo pad with the New Xtreme Adhesive. A little bit of washi tape around the edge and it’s done! It would make a great gift for the upcoming Administrative Professionals Day along with a Fine Pen from Tombow!

Blog Hop_ECD_2Look at this wonderful Prize you can win! From Elizabeth Craft Design, a selection of Peel-Off stickers, Watercolor Paper, Double-Sided Adhesive Sheets, Congratulations Die, Stand Up Helpers Die Set and Warm Diamond Silk Glitter. From Tombow the new Xtreme Adhesive and the 10 pack Retro Dual Brush Pen Set. 

In order to win the prize, please comment on all the Design team’s projects this week as well as “LIKE” tombowUSA and Elizabeth Craft Design on facebook.

Next, on the hop is Karen Aicken  


Tombow and Stampendous Blog Hop March 21, 2014

Welcome to the Tombow and Stampendous Blog Hop! If you just came from Jamie Martin’s blog you are on the right track! If not, you may want to start at the beginning at the Tombow Blog!

House mouse chart IrojitenFor this hop, I started by making a new House-Mouse Color Chart using Tombow’s Irojiten Colored Pencils! All the super-cute mice from this very popular Stampendous collection are here! The Irojiten Colored Pencils are so easy to use and blend to add the colors, you will love them for the mice! Here are some cards I made using the House-Mouse Stamps and the Irojiten Colored Pencils. The paper stamped with the images is Mix Media paper from Canson, the decorative paper is ‘My Sunshine Stack’ from DCWV  and the solid colored cardstock from Bazzill.

IMG_3461This card used the ‘Knit Gift’ Stamp and features Amanda and Muzzy. I also used the ‘Friendship Assortment’ Stamp Set for the sentiments. The wool wrapped around the card was a nice extra touch. I love coloring Muzzy with the Irojiten Pencils, it’s fun to add long strike strokes to his fur to make him extra fuzzy! I used the new Xtreme Adhesive to attach the yarn wrapped panel to the card. Tombow’s Foam Tabs and Dots Adhesive was also used.

IMG_3462Isn’t this card cute? I loved coloring it! The stamp is ‘Balloon Trio’ from Stampendous and features Mudpie, Maxwell and Amanda. To make the shiny balloon embellishments, I glued flat clear marbles onto scraps of paper with Multi Liquid Glue. Let dry, cut them out and attach to the card with the Xtreme Adhesive. I also used the Dots Adhesive for the paper panels and added a bit of washi tape for added accent.

IMG_3463My final card was created using the ‘Warm Cup’ Stamp. Here little sweetie Mudpie relaxes in a nice warm mug. I followed the coloring theme and picked nice paper and embellishment colors to match. Again the Dots Adhesive holds the paper panels and a little drop of Multi Glue for the rhinestone.

We will have three lucky winners for this blog hop! The prize includes a Stampendous! Jumbo Cling Stamp, Jumbo Perfectly Clear Handle and a Retro 10 Dual Brush Pen Set!

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To be eligible to win, please comment on each of the designers projects  and don’t forget to “Like” the Stampendous! Facebook Page and “Like” the Tombow Facebook Page. If you don’t have a Facebook, still comment on the projects and Tombow will select someone to win a prize just for playing! Now onto Krissy Fossmeyer’s Blog to see what she has created for us!


Blog Hop with Tombow and Jaded Blossom by Marie Browning July 28, 2013

Ole! Welcome to my blog!

This week I am hopping with Tombow and Jaded Blossom

IMG_1682If you love to make sweet treats and packaged goodies for gifts and parties, Jaded Blossom is the go-to stamp company! As usual, everything is held together with my favorite adhesives from Tombow. I made a fun package to hold a Sweet ‘n Salty Rim for margaritas! Perfect to take to a summer barbecue. 

IMG_1680I made the package using coordinating papers from the Wonderful Day collection from Fancy Pants. I then matched the Dual Brush Pen colors to the paper and colored the cute ‘hot chili’ stamp from the Jaded Blossom Mexican Food set. I colored two images and used Foam Tabs to give it dimension on the package. Everything is held together using MONO Adhesive Dots.

IMG_1681I then used a Fastener Tab for the closure. It has a nice flat profile making them perfect for paper packages.

IMG_1682The embellishment on the raffia made from a stamp from the Friendly Candies Jaded Blossom Stamp set. Two were punched out and colored. Sandwich the raffia between the stamped circles and hold together using a Power Tab.

I also used a Power Tab to hold the clear bag with the Sweet ‘n Sour Rim mix to the inside of the package. To make the rim mix, simply add sea salt and raw cane sugar in a 50/50 mix. Pour out into a dish, rub a cut lime along the rim of your glass and dip into the mix. Add your margarita and let the fiesta begin!

Tombow will be announcing a Winner tomorrow for this AMAZING Prize Package:
It includes:

Dual Brush Pen Set, 6 Jellybean

NEW Fastener Tabs

NEW Foam Tabs


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Rose Card by Marie Browning July 8, 2013

This week we are blog hopping with guest designer Stacy Cohen! 

If you just came from Jennie’s blog you are on the right track!

This lovely card is created with the beautiful papers and scalloped blank card from Bazzill, a gorgeous rose stamp from Crafty Secrets, and the soft colors of Tombow’s Dual Brush Pens, Dot Stamp Runner and Power Tabs.


Create a simple collage by adhering paper pieces to the front of the card. A pink panel is also placed onto the inside front to emphasis the scalloped edge  The Dot Stamp Runner was perfect for the scalloped edge, as it applied the adhesive just where you want it with no excess mess! The stamping action helps by applying just a small square of adhesive in the middle of the panels to keep them secured.


For coloring on the vellum, and after stamping your image, turn the panel over and color from the back. Using the Dual Brush Pens, I used two shades of pink for the blossoms and pink and green for the stems and leaves. I also used the light blue to color a halo around the entire image. You don’t have to worry about blending, just apply the color directly onto the vellum. The magic happens when you turn it around!


The vellum and the collage underneath mute the coloring to create a soft colored image, making it a great fool-proof method for beginning card artists! The card if finished with a pretty tulle bow and a clear button attached using a Power Tab.

The more you comment, the more chances you have to win these great package of Tombow Products!
Now, head on over to our guest designer Stacy to see what she has created!


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Operation Write Home Blog Skip! by Marie Browning July 4, 2013

4thJuly BlogskipI am celebrating July 4 by Blog skipping with Operation Write Home! 


Make sure you read all bout this fantastic organization that devotes their efforts in “Helping Heroes keep in Touch with Home! I started with a sketch that OWH provides on the website – it helps to get design layouts to get your creativity charged!

IMG_1462Here is my finished card, created with the help of paper from Bazzill, Dual Brush Markers and Dot Adhesive Stamp Runner from Tombow. Perfect products to make sure you stay within the OWH guidelines for making these cards. I also added some washi tape and a stamped sentiment.

IMG_1463When you design a simple card you are able to make lots to send to the troops!

4thofjulyMake sure you add a comment to get a chance to win these awesome products from Tombow! Now skip on over to Marlene’s Blog and see what she has created!


Okay, that was fun! Let’s make even more cards to send to the troops!


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Glue Pen Magic by Marie Browning June 17, 2013


Welcome to this week’s Tombow Blog hop with guest designer Trixi Hulm!

Here’s some magic you can do with Tombow’s Glue Pen and the Dual Brush Markers. I started with a piece of smooth, 90lb watercolor paper from Canson and used the glue pen to draw a simple flower. Because you are drawing with a clear pen onto white paper, make sure you have good, direct overhead lighting, and you need to hold your head just right to be able to see the wet glue on the paper! Let the glue dry a few minutes and then cover the paper with color using the splash technique. Splash technique? Simply cover the blending palette with Dual Brush Pen color, mist on water and then place the paper right side down into the diluted color. Lift up and let dry for an interesting watercolor background. The Glue Pen resists the color and you have a white lined drawing! No need to remove the glue!


Next use your Dual Brush Pens to add color into the details, you can add it directly onto the paper or use the indirect blending method.

You can also add color around the image as I did here with a green hue. The most important thing to remember is to have fun!



Here are some additional images using the same Glue Pen resist technique. Oh yea, the glue pen is also awesome to adhere rhinestones, glitter or other small embellishments onto your paper crafts!


If you follow all the blogs on the hop this week you can win this amazing package of Tombow products: MONO Removable Adhesive and MONO Permanent Adhesive with refills!

The more you comment, the more chances you have to win!
Now, head on over to Trixi’s Blog to see what kind of craftiness she is up to!

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Adventures Photo Box by Marie Browning June 13, 2013


Welcome to the Imaginisce/Tombow “Summer isn’t a Bummer” Blog hop! This is the final day of the hop and we’re so glad you’re with us! This week, Imaginisce and Tombow have teamed up to get you in the summer spirit.  Both design teams are excited to show you just what we have done with the Hot Rocks as well as My Endless Summer and Outdoor Adventure collections from Imaginisce, and Tombow’s Dual Brush Pen Markers and amazing adhesive products. I am the first person on Today’s hop!
IMG_1395For my post I am using the wonderful Outdoor Adventure papers and stickers from Imaginisce along with Tombow’s liquid Glues. I wanted to do something different with the papers and I decided on a photo box to hold photos from family adventure vacations. The papers were perfect for this and there were loads of stickers and die-cuts from the collection to choose from. I choose the papers to cover both the outside and inside of the box and both sides of the lid, trimming each panel  1/4″ smaller. I then used a coordinating acrylic paint and painted every edge on the box and lid. All the panels are attached using Mono Aqua Liquid Glue from Tombow, my go-to glue for paper onto wood. It goes on clear, dries clear with a matte finish and with no wrinkles! It also has the advantage of a brush applicator so no messy brushes or washing up!

IMG_1396I then designed some  ‘title divider ‘ pages to separate the different years and adventures of photos. Each divider was trimmed from the Outdoor Adventures paper to fit into the box. I then decorated the front of each divider with a photo from that year  and stickers from the collection. The photos are attached using Tombow’s Dot Adhesive Stamp Runner. It allows me to use it as a traditional stamp runner around the edges and also ‘stamps’ small squares of adhesive in the middle of the photo. I attached the little date tags at the top using Mono Multi Liquid Glue for a super strong hold for these soon to be tugged on pieces!

IMG_1398On the back side of each title divider page, I added journal tags and die-cuts from the Outdoor Adventure Collection, ready to add the details. Again, the Dot Adhesive Stamp Runner was used to secure everything down.

IMG_1399Here’s a peek of the finished box loaded with photographs from past adventures, with room for lots more! A great idea for those of us who have not printed out all our favorite photographs – now we have a place to put them!

IMG_1400Thanks you Tombow for your wonderful glues and Imaginisce for the amazing papers! Be sure to visit all the projects featured this week and leave a comment for your chance to win!  You also must ‘like’ both Imaginisce and Tombow on Facebook .

Imaginisce will be giving giving away a collection pack of the Outdoor Adventure Collection. The same one I used in this blog!

ImageLibrary126And one lucky winner will win an amazing package of Tombow products including Dual Brush Pen Set, 10 Jellybean, MONO Adhesive Dots Value Pack of 3 applicators, and Power Adhesive Tabs.

Make sure you remember to ‘like’  both Tombow and Imaginisce to be eligible for the prizes and more you comment, the more chances you have to win!

Now, head on over to Michelle to see what kind of craftiness she has in store!

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