We Wish You a Merry Christmas


Now that Thanksgiving is behind us, it’s time to think Christmas.  I seriously need to kick butt this year and get started on my cards.  I made three of these cards which are so much prettier in real life.

To create my background I used the Grunged Stencil technique found on the Technique Junkie Sensational Stencils CD.  Through my stencil I sponged on Distress Inks in Salty Ocean, Picked Raspberry and Peeled Paint.  Next, I heat embossed a turquoise powder to coordinate with my Salty Ocean.  I added pink Washi tape and Stampn Up white pearls.

Have you started on your Christmas cards?


Merry Christmas Wishes by Technique Junkies

Bubbles Stencil by Art Anthology sold at Technique Junkies

Stampn’ Up! Real Red and Tempting Turquoise cardstock

Distress Inks:  Salty Ocean, Picked Raspberry, Peel Paint

Stampn’ Up! pearls

Pink Washi tape

Turquoise embossing powder


Posted on : Oct 18 2016
Posted under cards, Christmas, Technique Junkies Stamps |

Confused Hipster Cats


Hello fellow stampers and friends.  Here, in Canada, we just celebrated Thanksgiving, and as luck would have it, I had the Sunday off so I got to spend it with my cousins, niece, nephew, aunt and uncle who live two hours away.  Because I’m working 3-11 this week, we were able to stay for the day and for supper because I could sleep in on Monday before heading to work.

Using the Warhol style as my inspiration, I coloured my cats different colours.  You can see three Warhol style tutorials if you visit the Technique Junkie Newsletter.  I used Hipster Cats background and couldn’t resist using I’m Confused with it.  Can you see the sparkle I added to the red glasses?

This was a fun card to make.  I love to sit in front of the TV and catch up on my taped shows while colouring.

Have a great week.




Posted on : Oct 11 2016
Posted under cards, Technique Junkies Stamps |

Quick and Easy Halloween Card


Hello folks.  Can you believe it’s October already?  Cooler temperatures and rain are here.  If the Farmer’s Almanac is correct, we can expect snow, here in Ontario, Canada, this month.

Today I have a quick one-layer card for you.  I started by using the brayer to ink up my background, and then stamped Witchy Moon and Birdie Tree stamps from Technique Junkies.

Have a great day!

Posted on : Oct 04 2016
Posted under cards, Technique Junkies Stamps |

Technique Junkies Christmas Release Blog Hop


Welcome to the Technique Junkies new release blog hop.  If you like Christmas stamps as much as I do, you’re in for a treat.  You’ll see that I had lots of fun, and I want you to have fun too, so be sure to start at the Design Junkies blog where it is the start to the hop.  If you came from the talented Kathy Stacy’s blog, then you’re on the right track.  Kathy always thinks outside the box, which is why I love her work so much.

My card above uses Safari Santa and was watercoloured onto watercolour paper with Tombow markers.  The image was stamped out twice so I could cute the hat and layer it with pop dots, and in real life it looks really cute.  White stickles were added to the fur and ball of the hat.


For my second card I used Christmas Carol Kitty who is singing “Oh Christmas Tree, Oh Christmas Tree, you’re ornaments are history.”  Pretty funny, eh?!

In my background I used Flourished Christmas Tree from last year’s Christmas release (sorry, this stamp is not on sale).

My colour comes from spraying my watercolour paper and tapping Color Bursts on top, and then respraying lightly.


For my third card I created a background using the Shaving Cream Technique and stamped Calm & Bright over top of that.

Now it’s time to go and have fun at Pam DeChellis’ blog where you will find some awesome work.

New release stamps on sale for 15% off until October 10th.






Posted on : Oct 01 2016
Posted under Christmas, Technique Junkies Stamps |

Fright Night


Splitcoast Stampers

Hello folks, this card was super fun to make, and although it was a little intimidating for me, I took on the challenge and am happy with the results.

I started by brayering SU’s Crushed Curry onto the cardstock.  Next, I stamped out Technique Junkies Witchy Moon, and then fussy cut it, masking it with a Post-it Note.  I brayered the top third of the card front with Pumpkin Pie and then added just a hint of Rich Razzelberry.

Using SU’s birch tree embossing folder I embossed my image.  I then used Early Espresso and brayered the raised birch trees with a very light hand.

Lastly, I added Fright Night to the card.  The sentiment was sponged with Rich Razzelberry.

Thanks for stopping by.



Posted on : Sep 27 2016
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Felt Owls


Hello folks!  Today I am showing you an old hobby I picked up again.  In my early 20’s I loved to work with felt and embroidery.  Well, I rediscovered felt when I stumbled upon these cute owls at Gingermelon Dolls.  I’m wild over owls and have quite a collection, and now I have enough for my Christmas tree.  I said to myself, “Why stop at making one.  Why not make 20.”  So, that’s what I did.


As you can see, they are all stitched by hand with one strand of embroidery thread.  They are stuffed with Lavender and stuffing, and have loops sewed onto them so they can hang on my Christmas tree.

For your free pattern you can visit Gingermelon Dolls here.  Please note that Gingermelon Dolls has an Etsy shop which sells the eyes and high quality felt.

I like her service (it was delivered to me in a very quick manner), and love her patterns.  Currently, I’m working on her gingerbread houses and Christmas trees.

Let me know if you make owls of your own.  I’d love to see them.

Thanks for stopping by.


Posted on : Sep 22 2016
Posted under Projects |

Get Well Soon

Technique Junkies, Sunflowers and Dragonflies, Birches

Hello folks.  I made a couple of these cards.  If you’re a Canadian who listens to CBC radio you probably know Stuart McLean and his story-telling.  I saw him two years ago in Sarnia and had hopes of seeing him in London, Ontario, but he was diagnosed with melanoma so he put his concerts on hold, saying he will be back.  To let Stuart McLean know I was wishing him a speedy recovery, I sent him one of these cards.

Have you noticed how birch trees are all the rage right now?  I have an oversized painting in my livingroom of a birch tree forest, so this stamp really resonates with me.  I thought that the trees bring peace and tranquility which is why I used Birches and the Get Well Soon sentiment from Grand Greetings.  Both stamps are by Technique Junkies.

My Birches background stamp was heat embossed with black embossing powder to add texture.

Thanks for stopping by.


Posted on : Sep 20 2016
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New Release Sneak Peak


Tis the season to be thinking of making your handmade cards, and to start things off, Pat Huntoon, owner of Technique Junkies, is giving you all a sneak peak at her upcoming October release.  Here is my card I’m sharing a little early, using Merry Christmas Wishes.

I fell in love with this stamp the moment I saw it and thought it would work well with Jennifer McGuire’s technique which you can see on her video here.

Starting today and running through October 10th, new release stamps will be on sale at 15% off.  That’s one heck of a deal.

Happy Holidays!






Posted on : Sep 19 2016
Posted under cards, Christmas, Technique Junkies Stamps |



Hi folks.  Let me start by apologizing for the poor photo of my card.  I purchased a macro lens and am still getting used to it.

I started my card by colouring Tombow markers onto my Wings of Friendship from Stampin’ Up!.  Next, I lightly spritzed my stamp and stamped it out onto white cardstock.

Designer paper is retired SU.  My mat uses SU’s Coastal Cabana.

Have a terrific day, and thanks for stopping by!

Posted on : Sep 15 2016
Posted under cards |

Always Hope

Technique Junkies, Sunflowers and Dragonflies, Always Hope 2

Hi folks.  I had so much fun making this card.

I started out by sponging Distress Inks in Worn Lipstick, Salty Ocean and Picked Raspberry.  After I let it air dry for an hour, I used Bubbles Stencil and rubbed white SU Craft ink through the circles.

Using Big Flourish and French Text, I stamped my card front using SU’s Blackberry Bliss.

My flowers were created by using the Tie-Dye Chick Embellishments technique found on the Stampbooking CDFrench Text was stamped onto the flowers.

Finally, I used Always Hope as my sentiment.  I picked out this sentiment because of the flourished script coordinates with Big Flourish.

Thank you for stopping by.

Posted on : Sep 13 2016
Posted under cards, Sunflowers and Dragonflies |

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