Tuesday, May 18, 2021

Welcoming New DT Members and Sad Goodbyes

Hi everyone and welcome. After an extended break we are back with a new look Design Team and lots of new challenges to look forward to over the coming months, starting with the first one tomorrow, Wednesday, May 19th.

Before all of that we are really sad to say goodbye to two of our long serving DT members, Cec Wintonyk and Sara Emily Barker. They have been such valued team mates who have been such a huge, important part of the team, and over the years they have also become such good friends. We will miss them so much and want to thank them for everything.

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It is Cec here and I am just popping in to welcome the new members of the Design Team and say goodbye to all of you.  I was thrilled when Linda invited me to join this team in 2013 and I have enjoyed it thoroughly for all these years.  I am so grateful for her confidence in me and her generosity.  It is always so much fun to open up a package from The Funkie Junkie Boutique and find a little extra package.  Thank you Linda, it has been quite a ride.

While we have been on this break I have been playing with some different art and doing some online workshops.  It was during this time that I came to the decision that it was time for me to move on.  I am looking forward to having fun in my studio and using up some of my stash so I have room for new supplies 😀

I have been honoured to serve with a great group of very wonderful creators during my time on the team and still keep in touch with many.  I will definitely miss working beside Jenny, Sara Emily and Suzz - their talent has pushed me to be a better creator myself and they have taught me a lot.  Most importantly, who knew that I would get a BFF at this stage of my life but Jenny has become just that and I am so thankful to have her in my life.

I also want to acknowledge all the ladies that had the opportunity to be Guest Designers.  It was lovely getting to know so many of you in my role as the Guest Designer Coordinator and I enjoyed all our friendly email chats as we worked through the process.

Welcome to the new gals on the team and I hope you enjoy being here as much as I have.  I can't wait to see what you all create and to check out your blogs and social media pages.  I expect to be inspired and that might just encourage me to enter a challenge from time to time to show you that I haven't fallen off the face of the earth.

Until later . . . . .
Hugs!
Cec



Hi! It's Sara Emily here! I don't ever like saying goodbye, but I'm stopping by to say I'll be taking an extended break from this wonderful team of talented and dear ladies. I will be focusing my time and energy on family matters in the near future, but I won't be far away!

Welcome to the new team members, and I'm looking forward to seeing your artwork on The Funkie Junkie Boutique Challenge Blog. You are going to love this team!

Thank you to all of The Funkie Junkie Boutique challenge participants for your inspiration and entries over the years. I'll still be watching your entries in the challenges, and hopefully I'll get some time to play along with you!

Most of all, thank you to Linda for putting your faith in me and allowing me to be a part of the Design Team, for all your encouraging words, e-mails, tremendous customer service at the Boutique and for understanding that I always have to add one more thing to my order!

Jenny and Cec, thank you from the bottom of my heart for keeping the Design Team running so smoothly and putting up with me! What a lot of hard work you ladies put in while making it look effortless. You are saints! Suzz, Cec, Linda and Jenny, you know I love you, and I will not let you forget about me!

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And now we are so excited to introduce and welcome four new members to the Funkie Junkie Boutique family;



Hi! I am Laura and I am so happy to be a part of the Funkie Junkie Design Team. I am a work at home mom to 2 fantastic and fun loving young men – Cody is 20 and just graduated college and Ty is 19 and works as a welder. I am happily married for 21 years to my best friend and awesome husband, Jon. He is hardworking, ambitious, determined and loving…I am creative, enthusiastic, emotional and passionate – together we make a great team! We own our own transport truck and he is a long haul driver so during the week, It is me and our boys, our two fur babies and my scrappy stuff!!!

I started scrapping years ago when my sister took me to a Creative Memories beginner class and I really enjoyed it, I just wasn’t a Creative Memories scrapper and soon struck out on my own. I found a few very helpful and friendly sites on the web and have been trying new things and learning ever since. I really enjoy trying new things and creating projects! I create mostly 12×12 layouts but I do really enjoy creating off the page projects, cards and canvases…anything where I can ink and paint and play and get my hands messy! My family is the focus of my life, my inspiration, and my motivation to scrapbook.



My name is Janna and I am a Tim Holtz addict. I love all things vintage and distress with an occasional sprinkling of distress glitter. I am super excited about joining the Funkie Junkie Boutique Design Team and look forward to seeing all of your creative challenge makes. Happy crafting!



Born and raised in California, I have been a mid-westerner most of my life. I consider myself a life-long crafter. An educator at heart, I retired from a career that is also one of my passions – Health Education. I now use that love of education to share the joy of cardmaking techniques.

I am currently on the Design Team for The Funkie Junkie Boutique, CutCardstock, TaylorMadeDesigns4U and A Blog Named Hero. I am a Certified Educator with Altenew where I also Guest Design. An active blogger, I post my designs on social media as Teris Mailbox. Floral stamps and dies are a favorite for my, but I enjoy many techniques including mixed media projects, watercoloring and working with Distress Ink products. I admit to being a Tim Holtz addict.



Hello! My name is Tera Callihan. I'm Ohio born and raised with day dreams of moving to the Carolinas some day. My husband and I were high school sweet hearts. We have been together 18 years, married for 12 this year. We have 5 fur children (1 dog and 4 cats). I'm a Dental Hygienist my day and rubber stamp/craft addict by night.

My style can be a bit all over, I am a Tim Holtz addict. I love vintage, grunge, shabby chic and masculine art. I also love all things strange medical and or creepy Halloweeny. I like occasional brighter and odd art as well. I design rubber stamps for Stampotique Originals as well as being on there DT. Mail art is one of my favorite forms of art, and I tent to rotate through other types.

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We hope you will join us in saying a heartfelt farewell to Cec and Sara Emily and welcoming our new team members.

See you for the new challenge tomorrow!

Thursday, April 1, 2021

Design Team Call for The Funkie Junkie Blog

During our blog's Spring Break, we are doing a some refreshing of our team and design styles.  We are expanding the team and looking for fresh new inspiration.  We have several openings for designers to join our team.  

We are looking for paper crafters with a fresh, new approach to join our amazing Design Team! Each of our designers provides an inspiration project for our Blog Challenge every two weeks, in addition to providing a detailed photo tutorial showcasing a product or technique every six weeks. Applicants must have a solid social media presence with a blog, Facebook page and Instagram postings. We require that your inspiration project be posted to your social media with links back to our store, The Funkie Junkie Boutique. We also ask that you display our The Funkie Junkie Boutique Design Team badge on your personal blog and Facebook page. In return, we provide a small bi-monthly shopping allowance for supplies and an additional discount on purchases made at The Funkie Junkie Boutique.

To apply, please contact The Funkie Junkie Boutique via email at customerservice@thefunkiejunkie.com, and include links that demonstrate your personal style (it doesn’t have to be vintage) on your blog or Facebook page. Applications will be accepted until midnight Eastern Time on April 16, 2021.

Monday, March 22, 2021

Challenge Winners - Anything Goes

As promised it is time to announce our winners for the 'Anything Goes' challenge. Thank you so much to everyone who entered with all of your fabulous projects.


The Design Team really enjoyed seeing each all of the entries and picked #4 Karita (Korrtiterapiaa) as our overall winner this time; we loved her gorgeous shabby chic card and matching Easter themed egg. Hop on over to Karita's blog to see close up photos of each of them.

Congratulations to Karita on winning the $25 gift certificate to The Funkie Junkie Boutique. Please email Linda at thefunkiejunkie@gmail.com for the gift certificate details and Top Pick Badge.

And now our picks of three additional outstanding entries for the The Funkie Junkie Boutique Blog Top Pick Badges. In numerical order they are #6 Tracey (Hotchpotchcreations) #8 Simona (Ginny and the sheep) and #20 Jo (Let's Art Journal). Please email Linda at thefunkiejunkie@gmail.com for the codes for the Top Pick Badges so that you can display them on your blog.

Thank you again to everyone who took part in this challenge from all of us here at The Funkie Junkie Boutique Blog and congratulations to all our winners. 

Wednesday, March 17, 2021

Spring Break!


Welcome back. The team here at The Funkie Junkie Boutique blog are taking a well earned Spring Break for four weeks and will be back with you all soon refreshed and renewed. In the meantime the winners of the Anything Goes challenge will be announced on Monday, 22nd March so make sure to check in for that.

Take care, stay safe and see you soon.

Monday, March 8, 2021

Challenge Winners - Mostly Neutral

It is time to announce our winners for the 'Mostly Neutral' challenge. Thank you so much to everyone who entered with all of your wonderful projects.


The Design Team loved seeing each of the entries with their neutral colour schemes and picked #9 Lyla Larimore (A Chief's Wife's Heart's 'aFire) as our overall winner this time; we were all in awe of her incredible tag which has been so cleverly designed. Make sure to check out Lyla's blog post as she gives a step by step guide showing how she created her tag.

Congratulations to Lyla on winning the $25 gift certificate to The Funkie Junkie Boutique. Please email Linda at thefunkiejunkie@gmail.com for the gift certificate details and Top Pick Badge.

And now our picks of three additional outstanding entries for the The Funkie Junkie Boutique Blog Top Pick Badges. In numerical order they are #10 Lucy (Paper Glitter Glue) #12 Catherine (Catherine's Crafty Corner) and #31 Drea (Drea's Scraps of Inspiration). Please email Linda at thefunkiejunkie@gmail.com for the codes for the Top Pick Badges so that you can display them on your blog.

Thank you again to everyone who took part in this challenge from all of us here at The Funkie Junkie Boutique Blog and congratulations to all our winners. The current challenge 'Anything Goes' runs through Tuesday, March 16th at 11:55 pm EST so we hope you will join us.

Saturday, March 6, 2021

Saturday Showcase - Artist Trading Cards

Today we have a fun Saturday Showcase for you. All the gals on the Design Team are participating in this one and have created Artist Trading Cards that they plan to swap with each other using products from The Funkie Junkie Boutique.

To get the details and step by step tutorials for each set of ATC's you just need to click on their blog names and you will be taken directly there.

Sara Emily Barker - sarascloset


Cec Wintonyk - CW Creations

Suzanne Czosek - Suzz's Stamping Spot




We hope you've enjoyed seeing how these ATC's were made. Remember there's still time to link your own vintage and shabby chic projects to the current 'Anything Goes' challenge which runs through Tuesday, March 16th. We look forward to seeing them.

Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Anything Goes

Hi everyone and welcome to the latest challenge here at The Funkie Junkie Boutique Blog. We are going with an 'Anything Goes' theme for the following two weeks and are looking forward to seeing your vintage/shabby chic projects.

The overall winner will  receive a $25 gift certificate to go on a spending spree at The Funkie Junkie Boutique. And the winner, along with our top three picks from the remaining entries will receive badges to display on their blogs in recognition of their outstanding contributions.

The guidelines for entering are simple; create a new vintage or shabby chic project following the challenge theme, link it below to your post (not just your blog) and also include a link back to this challenge in your post. You can combine our challenge with up to 10 challenges (including this one) to be in with a chance of winning. If you are entering through a public forum (such as Instagram) you'll need to include the words 'Funkie Junkie Boutique Challenge'. Make sure you follow these rules as unfortunately, we have had to eliminate entrants from the prize draws in the past.

The Design Team share their own projects below to get you started. To find out more about each of them click on their blog names.

Cec Wintonyk - CW Creations
Sara Emily Barker - sarascloset



Suzanne Czosek - Suzz's Stamping Spot




Once you have checked out the details, come on back and share your project(s) with us using the link tool at the end of this post. We always love seeing what you create.