Yummy Cupcake Artist Trading Coin

Hello folks.  Cupcakes have been around for years and still I never tire of them.  From my winnings from Impression Obsessions challenge, I purchased a package of six cupcakes called Yummy Cupcakes.  I have such a sweet tooth I could eat many of them.  I ordered cupcakes for my August wedding.  It is a nautical themed reception (I’m getting married in Niagara Falls the week prior), and am having cupcakes made into the shape of an anchor.  I’ll share photos of my cupcakes after the August 25th reception.

I am entering my Trading Coin in the Impression Obsession’s Happy Colour’s challenge.  This beautiful cupcake can’t be any happier.

Thanks for stopping by!



Posted on : Jul 19 2018
Posted under ATC's |

It’s Christmas in July

Hello folks.  This was a very hard card to photograph because of the pigmented Mica watercolors I used.  Ever since I saw Draped Ornaments, I’ve been wanting to try this technique which is very pretty in real life.  You can get Draped Ornaments, or any other stamp, such as Merry Christmas 2, which was used on my card, at 10% off simply by using TJ10Beth.

Steps to Making My Card:

  1.  Using an embossing buddy, wipe the entire surface of your black paper
  2. Stamp VersaMark on your stamp and stamp it out.  Heat emboss in gold or silver (I did both and both looked great)
  3. Using a small brush and water, paint the ornaments with Mica powders
  4. Using your enbossing buddy, once again, rub the area that you want your sentiment to be and stamp out your sentiment with VersaMark
  5. Heat emboss in gold or silver
  6. Mat with shiny paper if you have it

Thank you for stopping by!

Posted on : Jul 17 2018
Posted under cards, Christmas, Technique Junkies Stamps |

Stampn’ Up! Saturday, Beautiful Peacock

Hello folks.  There’s a great feeling getting a new stamp and this was free when I bought another stamp this past winter.  I’m finally getting it inked up and am in love with how the colours blend so nice.

Inks I used are all S.U.:  Island Indigo, Pixie Pink, Lemon Lime Twist

Paper is S.U.:  white cardstock and Pink Pirouette

Posted on : Jul 14 2018
Posted under cards, Stampin Up |

Wedding Treat Bags

Whoop Whoop, my wedding is getting closer, and what better way to celebrate then to give out thank you gifts to the adults and treat bags for the children.  All of my treat bags use Technique Junkies stamps, and they are available to you, along with any other product for 10% off simply by using TJ10Beth.

Mermaids are in fashion at the moment so I couldn’t resist using Floral Mermaid on several of the treat bags.  I have a friend who just painted a mermaid on her daughter’s wall so I made these specifically for her two daughters.


These are for our grandchildren.  My daughter’s 14 month old daughter is getting owls.  My daughter knows very well how crazy I am for owls so I blast the owl apparel, scrapbook for first birthday and now the treat bag.  I can just picture my daughter, Sarah, rolling her eyes and saying, “not owls!”–LOL.  This owl set has 7 stamps in the set called You are a Hoot.  Al’s grandson, and soon to be mine, is getting Hot Rod on his treat bag.

Keep Chickens is so cute I couldn’t resist using this stamp set that comes with 13 stamps.

Thanks for hanging in for my long post.  Have a good week!





Posted on : Jul 10 2018
Posted under Projects, Technique Junkies Stamps |

Trading Coins

The stamping group I’m in had a challenge to make Trading Coins which are 2.5 inches wide.  I’m entering this coin into Impression Obsession’s Happy Colours  challenge.  I know we are in the midst of summer but I love fall colours, and fall in general.   I used Retro Owls. In the set I originally purchased it came with this sentiment.  Now it just comes with three owls.

My background was sponged with Distress Oxides.

Have a great Day!



Posted on : Jul 08 2018
Posted under ATC's, Projects |

Stampn’ Up! Saturday, Lighthearted Leaves

Hello folks!  I had so much fun colouring my two cards using Stampn’ Up!s Lighthearted Leaves.  I used Copic markers to colour this time.  I used Technique Junkie Newsletters Modern Grid technique from April 2007.  I remember working on that technique for the newsletter and oh my how the time flies–it seems like yesterday Pat introduced us to this technique.  You can click on the highlighted words above to be taken to the technique.

Thanks for stopping by!

Posted on : Jul 07 2018
Posted under cards, Stampin Up, Technique Junkie Newsletter |

Stenciled Embossing

Hi there fellow stampers and friends.  Today I want to show you an easy way to make a card simply by using heat embossing and a stencil.  Technique Junkies carries a huge line of A Colorful Life Stencils and you can get those, and any other product at 10% off simply by using my code TJ10Beth.  Now that a steal of a deal.

Here I used Island Flowers stencil.  I didn’t add embellishments as I wanted to keep this card mailable across the border to the US.  Now onto my tutorial.

Supplies:  Stencil, embossing powder, embossing buddy, VersaMark and heat gun

Using your embossing buddy, rub over the entire surface

Optional:  You can tape down your stencil.  I felt confident enough to get a good result without taping so you won’t see my stencil taped down.

Press VersaMark over your entire stencil, particularly in the open areas.

Cover with embossing powder and heat emboss your entire card front

You are now ready to complete your card as desired.

Posted on : Jul 03 2018
Posted under cards, Technique Junkies Stamps |

Technique Junkies July New Release Blog Hop and Sale


Welcome to the July release of Technique Junkies stamps and sale.  From now until July 8th, new release stamps are 15% off, and to further excite you, you can take 10% off the rest of your order by using my code TJ10Beth.  New release stamps are automatically discounted, so there is room for my code.

Did you arrive from Judy Jackson’s wonderful blog?  Wasn’t she a treat?  If you did arrive from Judy’s blog you are certainly on the right track.  I do encourage you to start at the beginning of the hop at the Design Junkies blog so you don’t miss a thing.

My first card is called Triple the Fun.  The Technique Junkie Newsletter tutorial can be viewed here.  I thought this Play Like a Pirate stamp set was perfect to make because it shows off so many of the stamps in the set of 7.  I liked it so much that I made a few more to give as birthday cards to some male friends of mine.  I used an older stamp called Happy Birthday 3.

Here I used three stamp sets.  The two that are new releases are Seashell Borders, set of 2, and Floral Mermaid.  My sentiment is from an older set called Psalms of the Sea, Set of 6.  I coloured my image with Prismacolor coloured pencil and odorless mineral spirits and painted Twinkling H2O’s around my images.

My third, and last card, uses two new stamps which are Floral Mermaid and Seagrass.  I masked my mermaid and stamped Seasgrass out twice and painted the grass with Twinkling H2O’s.  My older sentiment comes from Psalms of the Sea, Set of 6.

Your next stop is at Lynda Pleckan’s blog, and boy does she have something nice to show you.

Posted on : Jul 01 2018
Posted under Technique Junkies Stamps |

RAK Lilly Card

What a happy mail day to me from Julie Warner of The Write Stuff.  You can see her winner of a weekly favourite over at SCS card here.

I have followed Julie’s blog for years and was so surprised that after leaving a comment on this card, she blessed me with it.

Thank you Julie!



Posted on : Jun 28 2018
Posted under Personal Photos |

Thank You

Hi there.  Just a quick card today which I made at a Stampn’ Up! class.

Hope you’re enjoying your summer!  Stay cool, and thanks for stopping by!

Posted on : Jun 23 2018
Posted under Stampin Up |

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