Life is a Song

Hi folks!  Here’s a card that had me working outside the box for me.  I used A Colouful Life stencil on my background before stamping out Technique Junkies Paint Rings.  I then sponged on blue and green on another piece of cardstock and stamp out Vintage Music, then I cut out a variety of circles and glued them over top of the original stamped image.  Next I used a banner die to stamp out my sentiment, Life is a Song.  Finally, I stamped out Treble Clef, small, and heat embossed it in black.

Thanks for stopping by!


Posted on : Dec 12 2017
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Merry Christmas Angel

Hello friends.  Today I have a Penny Black stamp to share with you.  I coloured it with Copic markers.

I have a new version of Photoshop and resizing is killing me.  Can you please let me know if this image is too small?  I’m going through a learning curve with Photoshop and I’m not winning.

This card is going to my granddaughter for her first Christmas.

Thanks for stopping by.

Posted on : Dec 09 2017
Posted under cards, Christmas |

Under the Sea

Hello folks!  I had fun getting under the sea with Technique Junkies stamps.  I was inspired by watching Pat Huntoon’s video on direct to rubber with Nuvo Glitter Markers.  Nuvo Glitter Markers sparkle so pretty in real life.  I had a lot of fun colouring my stamps because the markers are so juicy.  I’ve had these markers for a while and this is the first time I used them.  I’ll definitely be using these more.

I took two days off last week, and was off on Friday since I worked on the weekend, and started in on my Christmas baking.  I’m anxious to ice my sugar cookies iced.  Yesterday I was off again (since I worked the weekend) so I made my gingerbread cookies.  I’m in a Christmas cookie exchange so my chow mein cookies that I’m exchanging are the last of my baking.  The last thing to make is peanut brittle.

How are you doing with your Christmas and holiday plans?

Stamps:  Swirl Turtle, Shadow Weeds and Together.

Posted on : Dec 05 2017
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Stampn’ Up! Saturday – High Tide

Hello and welcome to another Stampn’ Up! post.  I fell in love with the nighttime scene using High Tide.  I am going to use these as sympathy cards.  You can see the You Tube video I followed here.

Tonight is the nighttime Christmas parade here in Sarnia, Ontario.  Looking forward to it.  First it’s supper at a restaurant with eight friends and then standing in the cold by the water for a couple of hours.  Do you go to Christmas parades?

Stamp: High Tide

Ink:  Daffodil Delight, Sweet Sugar Plum, Marina Mist, Perfect Plum, Cajan Craze, Night of Navy, Soft Suade and Black

Have a great day!


Posted on : Dec 02 2017
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Head Up. Crown On.

Hello folks!  I couldn’t resist doing another card using my Metal and Brad technique. I just love how my Technique Junkies Head Up stamp coordinates with my crown that I embossed onto red shiny paper.

Well, the Christmas season is upon us.  I’m enjoying all the colours I have in my home between the Christmas tree lights, lighted decorations on the kitchen window and blinking lights around the kitchen window.  My cards are all addressed and ready to be mailed.  Santa has to finish filling a stocking for the good boy in the house.  Aside from that, Santa is finished with this home.  How are your decorating and card making coming along?

Thanks for stopping by!

Posted on : Nov 28 2017
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Metal and Brad Tutorial

Hi folks.  I was inspired by a UK Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine where I saw a similar card, so I decided to put a tutorial together for you.  It’s just the perfect masculine card.  I gave my card to my son-on-law as a congratulations on your promotion card.  The stamp I used is Stay Humble by Technique Junkies.  As luck would have it I found a package of five coloured shiny bristol board at the dollar store.  Once I found out it did emboss to my expectations, I went back to buy more, but it was all gone.  Bummer.  My card measures 5″ x 5″, but you can do any size, including an A2 size.

Cut your cardstock into a variety of sizes.

Emboss your cardstock.

It is hard to tell where my card ends are because I neglected to shoot my tutorial on a darker background.  My edge is on the left hand side of my cardstock.  Keep all edges aligned along the edges of your cardstock, overlaping where necessary.  Just add a small amount of adhesive to the back of your cardstock as you will want to move your cardstock around.

This is what my card looks like before the placement of brads and stamped image.

Using your poking tool, put holes into each corner of your cardstock then add a brad.  Brads do not need to be added to the underside of your stamped image.  You will want to add a brad to each corner of your stamped image.  I used a variety of coloured metallic brads.

I hope I inspired you to try a new way to add pizzaz to your card.


Posted on : Nov 21 2017
Posted under cards, Technique Junkies Stamps, Tutorials |

Christmas Cocktail-Four Ways

Hello fellow stampers and friends.  Today I’m using Technie Junkie’s Christmas Cocktail and made four styles for you.  I just love this stamp. It is perfect for those friends who enjoy a drink for the holidays.  I also like it for the humour on it.

I created a colourful stamped out image by placing my image in my Misti and colouring small areas at a time with a Tombow and SU markers right onto the stamp.  Then I huff to rewet the marker and repeat approximately three times per area so I get a nice crisp colour.  I found it relaxing while I watched Christmas movies on TV.  Yes indeed, I’m in the Christmas spirit.

The bow die came from a UK papercrafts magazine.

Here I used gold paper from Paper  It is nice and heavy and comes in many colours.  I embossed my background with a poinsettia-like embossing folder.

I don’t often use ribbon, so I wanted to see how ribbon would look with this image.

Now for my favourite version.  Sadly, I ruined the right hand side as the black was not even.  Again, I used the gold from

Which one is your favourite?



Posted on : Nov 14 2017
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Stampn’ Up! Saturday – Painted Harvest

Hi folks!  Sorry I am a day late.  Yesterday was a jammed packed day with grocery shopping, putting up the Christmas tree, three hour nap and then date night with Al.  We saw Murder on the Orient Express and went out for a nice steak.  Considering I just finished my card yesterday, you can see why I had no time to post.

So long to fall; we had our first snow.  I quite enjoyed it.

Now onto my card.  I used Painted Harvest on Triple the Fun card that I filmed a tutorial for Technique Junkies way back in 2013.  You can find the tutorial here.

The inks I used were a variety of Distress Inks, and Adirondak inks as my SU pads are drying up because they are so old.  I decided as I need new ones I’ll order the new pad along with the reinker as the new pads are newly designed and so juicy.  My greens are Old Olive and Hunter Green from SU.

The green paper I used is retired Hunter Green.

Have a nice weekend.




Posted on : Nov 12 2017
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Day 24 of 30 Days of Christmas

Hello fellow stampers and friends.  Are you following Technique Junkies 30 Days of Christmas?

I thought it would be fun to make a Bendi fold card for you.  I started by stamping out Santa Moonlight several times with my Misti.  When the image was good and dark I masked off my moon and created Northern Lights for the sky.

In the forefront I used Bunny Girl which I fussy cut, and then added a funky tree.

I curved the front of my card and added Stampn’ Up DP with snowflakes.

The 30 days runs from October 15th to November 13th.  During this time all Christmas stamps are 20% off, and if you use my code TJ10 Beth, you get an extra 10% off–making your savings 30% off.

Hope this puts you in the Christmas mood.


Posted on : Nov 07 2017
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Stampn’ Up! Saturday – Birthday Hedgehogs

Hi folks!  No doubt, if you’re a Stampn’ Up! fan, you’ve seen these critters around. My dad used to have a hedgehog and my son wants one so bad.  So, for my son’s birthday he will just have to settle on paper hedgehogs instead of the real thing.  All products are Stampn’ Up! including this delightful designer paper.

I followed a tutorial by Tina ZinkFrenchie has also done a wonderful video as well.

My hedgehogs and foilage came from the set Painted Harvest, and the grass came from the set High Tide.  I didn’t have any faces as shown in the videos so I drew mine on with a marker.

These are fun to make and I hope I’ve inspired you to try making your own set of hedgehogs.

Posted on : Nov 04 2017
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