You’re in my Prayers

Hi fellow stampers.  Today I used Technique Junkies Flourished Floral in a way I’ve never tried, but have always wanted to, before.  You can purchase this stamp, or any other product, including Ken Oliver’s Color Bursts, at 10% off your entire order simply by using my code TJ10Beth.  As you can see from all the times I’ve used this stamp, it is quite versatile, using it for cards to ATC’s.

I heat embossed Flourished Floral in white embossing powder, then coloured it with Prismacolor coloured pencil and blended with odorless mineral spirits.  When I cut out my image with a circular die, I kept it in the die and sponged blue around the edges and matted using a scallop circle.  To finish off my card I used In my Prayers and cut it out using a banner die.

My card is 5 1/2″ x 5 1/2″.

Thanks for stopping by!

Posted on : Mar 20 2018
Posted under cards, Technique Junkies Stamps |

How to construct a mixed media project

Hello fellow stampers.   I had a ton of fun making this mixed media project as it is far from my norm.  I dabbled in mixed media when I spent years working on altered books.  Boy, was that fun!  On any of these stamps, or any other stamps and supplies you can use my code TJ10Beth to receive 10% off your order.

Have you seen the new Color Bursts by Ken Oliver?  You can get them at 10% off as well.  Go wild with your mixed media!


Stamps:  Love Harlequin, Big Flourish, Paint Rings, Be Silly, Rose Doodles

Stencil:  A Colorful Life Stencils

Start by stamping on white tissue paper.  On my tissue I used Love Harlequin and Big Flourish.

Use Modge Podge to adhere your tissue paper to your cardstock.  Place Modge Podge on the cardstock to prevent the ink from bleeding.

Colour entire surface with Gelatos.

Burnish Gelatos with your finger.

Optional:  Place a stencil over any open area and spritz with water.  This will leave a pattern.  I ended up taping my stencil down which is not shown in this photo.

I got some water on my tissue, so I tore pages from a book to cover up the smudging.

Take a stencil and paint light layers of colour using paint over top of your stencil.

Next, I added Paint Rings background stamp to my piece

Finish as desired.

Posted on : Mar 13 2018
Posted under cards, Technique Junkies Stamps, Tutorials |

Impression Obsession – Clean and Simple Challenge

Hi folks!  Are you as tired of the snow like I am?  It’s suppose to snow, once again, for the entire week here in southern Ontario.  Grrrr.

Since it’s too cold to go out for walking I’ve been pouring over Design Team assignments and colouring.  Here is a card I am submitting to the Impression Obession Challenge – Clean and Simple.  Isn’t this the coolest card?  It’s called Road Map.  I’m just tickled with how fun it was to colour.

I hope I inspired you to pull out some colouring.

Thanks for stopping by!



Posted on : Mar 12 2018
Posted under cards |

Stampn’ Up! Saturday – Baby Bear

*SCS Weekly Favorite

Hi folks.  Are you in love with this Baby Bear stamp set as much as I am?  I paired it with Technique Junkies Love Harlequin background stamp that you can get for 10% off just by using my code TJ10Beth.  I like this card so much that I plan to make ten more of them.  The girls at work are always after me for cards.

I made this card for my granddaughter’s first birthday.  She isn’t walking quite yet, and threw away her smash cupcake. She was not impressed with it at all.  Here are some photos of my children with Charlotte.


Proud mama, Sarah, with Charlotte.

Proud Uncle Adam with Charlotte.

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a great weekend.

Posted on : Mar 10 2018
Posted under cards, Personal Photos, Stampin Up |

Impression Obsession Clean and Simple Challenge

I love this Rush Thru Life stamp by Impression Obsession.  It’s so whimsical.  I am entering it in the Clean and Simple challenge.

Posted on : Mar 08 2018
Posted under cards |

Technique Junkies ATC Challenge

Hello fellow stampers.  Are you new to ATC’s or are you a die hard?  This month Technique Junkies is having their first ATC challenge where you can find the full details here.  This month the theme is spring ATC and what is better than the Flourished Floral (a favourite of mine).

You can receive this stamp, or any other product for 10% off simply by using my code TJ10Beth.

Artist Trading Cards (ATC) were developed for artists to trade.  They are never to be sold.  Details of the ATC, such as: who created it, the date, number (ie. 2/5) and title are written on the back.  Technique Junkies has a perfect stamp for the back which can be found here and is called ATC Sign in.

ATC’s are 3 1/2″ x 2 1/2″.  For my ATC I cut the main image a little smaller so I could add the appropriate size of border.

I do hope you can find the time to join in on the challenge which you can enter until March 11th.

Posted on : Mar 06 2018
Posted under ATC's, Technique Junkies Stamps |

Stampn’ Up! Saturday – Happy Birthday

Hello folks!  I had so much fun making 11 of these cards, using Tree Rings and Painted Harvest.

I used my Misti to stamp out my Tree Rings twice to give it a nice dark appearance.  Next, I stamped my sunflower, first in Distress Ink “Mustard Seed” followed by “Spiced Marmalade.” My SU pads are pretty dry because I’ve had them for years, so I put in an order for many ink refills.  I am so anxious to get them in my hot little hands.

My leaves were stamped out in Green Galore then over top with Hunter Green.  The centre of the sunflower was stamped out with brown Memento.

My background and sentiment was stamped out in brown Memento.  My Happy Birthday is from Technique Junkies.  You can order Happy Birthday 3, or any other product that is not a new release for 10% off by using my code TJ10Beth.

Posted on : Mar 03 2018
Posted under cards, Stampin Up |

Technique Junkies March New Release

Hello and welcome to March’s new release from Technique Junkies where new releases are on sale for 15% off until March 8th.  We can all use a little bargain, right?  No codes needed, just put them in your shopping cart and the discount will be applied at checkout, and ongoing is 10% off your order if you use my code TJ10Beth.  This can be applied to the rest of your order.

If you came from the ubber talented Judy Jackson’s blog you’re on the right track.  You might want to start at Design Junkies so you don’t miss a thing.

On my first card I watercoloured Perfect Atoms.  Because there seems to be some love between the birds I chose heart filled designer paper.  For my watercolours I used Distress Markers and Tombow Markers.

For my second card I coloured my Itoh Peonies with Prismacolour pencil crayons and OMS.  I added the sentiment (not a new release) from Grand Greetings.

My third, and last card, uses Be Pretty and the the technique Gelatos Wipe which is on the Sensational Stencils CD.  You can purchase any CD at 10% off simply by using my code TJ10Beth.  The stencil I used comes from A Colorful Life which can be purchased at Technique Junkies as well.

Your next stop is  at Lynda Pleckan who will wow you!

Posted on : Mar 01 2018
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How to make Men’s Blue Jeans

Hello fellow stampers. Today I’m going to share with you how to make men’s jeans which is a nice masculine card for that someone special. If you want to receive 10% off these stamps, or any other product, simply use TJ10Beth in your shopping cart to receive the price reduction.

These jeans are a breeze to make. Who knew they could sew up so quick!

Start by stamping out your Blue Jeans background stamp

Using red, or another colour of choice, stamp out Cheers! from Simple Sentiments 2a

Adhere the Cheers! to the left side of the seam from Simple Sentiments 2a

To make the leather patch cut a 2″ x 2″ piece of Kraft paper and distress the edges with brown ink.  Stamp out Happy Birthday 3 in the centre then add some holes around the edges.  Take a fine tip marker and draw from hole to hole to make it look like it is stitched

Attach to the left side of your stamped image. Add a brad to the pocket. You are now ready to finish your card as desired. Have fun!

Posted on : Feb 27 2018
Posted under cards, Technique Junkies Stamps |

Banner Technique

Hello stamping friends.  Today I have a card using the Banner Technique, from Technique Junkies Designer Paper Perfection CD, which you can purchase for 10% off.

In fact, you can get 10% off all of your regularly priced products if you use the code TJ10Beth.


I coloured Hot Rod with Copic markers.  My coworkers are after me for some birthday cards so I came up with several of these for the men in their lives.  On the inside I stamped Happy Birthday.

Thanks for stopping by.  I hope I”ve inspired you to make some masculine cards using the Banner Technique.

Posted on : Feb 20 2018
Posted under cards, Technique Junkies Stamps |

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