Technique Junkies Blog Hop

Technique Junkies, Sunflowers and Dragonflies, Criss Cross Washi Tape

Can you believe it’s July 1st already?  Only three more months until I’m back wearing sweaters, here in Southern, Ontario, Canada.  Ugh!  But let’s not dwell on that quite yet.  Let’s celebrate the July release for the Technique Junkies.  Monochromatic cards are hard to do, but with this Washi tape and stamps, I found it came together with a breeze.

I’m sure you don’t want to miss a thing so you should start at the Design Junkies blog to see what we have in store for you.  If you came from Pam DeChellis’ blog, you’re on the right track.  Pam does such creative work and I always enjoy seeing what she’s up to.

You’ll be thrilled to learn that the July stamp release is on sale for 15% off until July 8th, so go and get your stamps now.  The stamps I used are Treble Clef, Small and Life is a song.  If you want to search for anything, you can look in the right upper corner of the Technique Junkies site and look on the green tab bar for the search engine.

You might be curious about the technique I used.  It is called Criss-Crossed Washi and the tutorial can be purchased here.

CD WT - Washi Tape + Ribbons CD

I’m sorry for only have one card for you today, but I’m in the throws of packing up my studio for a move to another apartment.  I’m living in a three bedroom apartment with a water view and came home to find a note in the door that the owners decided to sell.  What the heck?  No one told us we were subletting! So now I’m moving to a two bedroom in the inner city.  No spare bedroom for me as the second bedroom is becoming my studio.  I’m looking at IKEA furniture to make my room asthetically pleasing.

Okay, now it’s time for you to go and visit Robin Redd who has something totally awesome for you.  Robin is always so creative and I’m sure you’ll love her project.


Posted on : Jul 01 2015
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Be Silly

Technique Junkies, Sunflowers and Dragonflies, Collage

Hello folks.  I have inked up some new stamps from Technique Junkies.  I’m crazy for owls and am currently wearing an owl bracelet that a good friend and coworker gave me just because I like owls.

I recently did a tutorial on how to make this style of card which can be seen here. For this card I used Distress inks sponged onto glossy cardstock.

STAMPS USED:

Stamps are directly linked for your convenience

Be Silly

Owl on Branch

Library Stamp

Big Flourish

Abstract and Checks

Vintage Music


Posted on : Jun 30 2015
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Serenity Prayer

Technique Junkies, Sunflowers and Dragonflies, Serenity Prayer

I love the Serenity Prayer and was thrilled to see that Pat had the verse inside a butterfly.  The stamp is SD100 Serenity Butterfly.  This stamp was paired with S627 Flourished Floral which is a very large stamp that filled my 4″ x 5 1/4″ cardstock.

I sponged ink onto regular white cardstock and stamped my butterfly over top and fussy cut it out.  My flowers were coloured with Copic markers.  Truly, the camera didn’t capture the three different reds I used in my flower.  It’s so much prettier in real life.  Next, I pop dotted the butterfly onto the flower and cut out Cuttlebug corner decorations.

Thanks for taking the time to stop by and take a look.  Have a good week.


Posted on : Jun 23 2015
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I’m Confused

Technique Junkies, Sunflowers and Dragonflies, I'm Confused

I’m confused alright!  I had posted a sneak peak yesterday and said I’d post the reveal today.  Well, I can’t do that because it’s being revealed on the Technique Junkies design team blog on Tuesday, so I’ve programmed my reveal to you on the same day.  Blogging can get very confusing, can’t it?  Or as we say in Canada, blogging can get very confusing, eh?!

Althought I am not revealing one of my new favourite stamps, I’m revealing one of my favourite background stamps that couldn’t be any more appropriate for the sentiment I used because the background stamp looks a little confused, eh?!  This cute stamp is also Technique Junkies and is simply called I’m Confused.

I spent a considerable amount of time colouring Technique Junkies Abstract Checks with Copics while watching TV and drinking some ice tea.  The kind of ice tea the American’s drink–made out of tea bags.  Here in Canada, ice tea is a sugary sweet drink from a can or bottle.  I love my ice tea from tea bags ice cold with lemon squeezed in.  What is your preference?


Posted on : Jun 18 2015
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Sneak Peak

Technique Junkies, Sunflowers and Dragonflies, sneak peak

Hello folks!  I’ve been busy filling an order and am colouring 16 of this beautiful image from Technique Junkies called Flourished Floral. These are being coloured with Copic markers.  I will show you a finished card tomorrow.

Have a super day!


Posted on : Jun 17 2015
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Art Squared

Art Squared 5

Howdy folks.  It is my week to post to the Design Junkies blog and I posted a tutorial on how to make this card.  Won’t you wander over to take a peek at Art Squared.


Posted on : Jun 09 2015
Posted under Technique Junkies Stamps, Tutorials |

I’ll always be there

Technique Junkies, Sunflowers and Dragonflies, Flourish

Good morning peeps, as my dear friend Beth would say.  Hope you are all well and have a little bit warmer weather than we are having here in Southern Ontario, Canada.

I created my background with Dylusions spray and stamped my background with Technique Junkies Vintage Music, and then heat embossed Big Flourish over top with white embossing powder.  My sentiment that I added is called Always Be There.

I just love the embossed flourish over top of the music notes.  Embossing adds such a richness, wouldn’t you agree?

Take care, and have a good weekend.


Posted on : Jun 07 2015
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Get Well Wishes

Sunflowers and Dragonflies, Stamping Bella Cancer

Hello fellow stampers.  How is your week going?

I just made this card, on behalf of my department, for a co-worker who is off work for five weeks due to cancer.  We wish her all the best.

My background was stamped with a large background stamp from Impression Obsession.  It was stamped with VersaMark and heat embossed with white embossing powder.  Then, I used my heart embossing folder and ran it through my Cuttlebug.  My flowers were made by punching them with a punch, run through the Cuttlebug using my Swiss Dots embossing folder, and then with my flower-making kit I used the tweezers to shape the flowers.

My image is from Stamping Bella, and was coloured with Copic markers.

Thanks for stopping by.  Have a great day!


Posted on : Jun 04 2015
Posted under cards, Sunflowers and Dragonflies |

Technique Junkies June Release Blog Hop

Wow, are we at June already?  It’s time for another blog hop for the June release from Technique Junkies.  You should start this hop at the beginning so you don’t miss a thing.  If you came from Pam DeChellis’ blog, you’re on the right track.  Don’t you think Pam’s work was awesome?

It’s officially summer and the Technique Junkie Design Team is kicking off the sweet, sunny days with a blog hop showcasing all of the new designs for June.  You can SAVE during these sweet days of summer, also!  The June release stamps will be on SALE (15% OFF) for the next week!  Get them while it’s hot! You can see all the June release images here.

Technique Junkies, Sunflowers and Dragonflies, Friend Like You

I have many good friends, both in person and on-line, and when I saw this stamp I knew it would be perfect for a variety of occasions.  Today, I used the Flap Fold from the Fancy Folds & Motion Paper Crafts CD.  It is one of my most used techniques because it holds a gift card so nicely.  My image is called Friend Like You.

CD FFM: Fancy Folds and Motion CD

My next image, Alligators, is perfect for that special man in your life.  The sentiment, Winds of Change, was stamped on vellum.

Technique Junkies Stamps, Sunflowers and Dragonflies, Alligators

For this card I used the Distressed Removal technique from the Sensational Stencils CD.  Makes for a perfect masculine card, eh?!

CD SS - Sensational Stencils

Your next stop is at the very talented Jane Bosi, who loves to experiment with mixed media.  Head on over to drool over her work and to see more June releases.

I hope you enjoyed seeing some of the new releases.  Don’t forget that June releases are 15% off for the week.


Posted on : Jun 01 2015
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For the Wedding Couple

Sunflowers and Dragonflies, Owl Card 2

Good morning.  I was commissioned to create a gift card holder for a wedding and this is what I came up with.  I used the Flap Fold technique from Technique Junkies Fancy Folds & Motion Paper Crafts.

I used Stampn’ Ups! owl punch and a separate die for the leaves, and a punch for my pink flowers.  I ran the dress and flowers through the cuttlebug to give them texture.

Sunflowers and Dragonflies, Owl Card 1

My friend picked out these colours for her card.  Which colour is your favourite?

While I made one card, I thought I’d make seven of them so I would have extra on hand, and really it didn’t take much extra time to create extras.

Have a great week my friends.


Posted on : May 29 2015
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