Fright Night


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
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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 |

Trick or Treat

Technique Junkies, Sunflowers and Dragonflies, Trick or Treat

Hello folks!  This is the time of year when I would normally say, “there’s a crispness in the air” but here in southern Ontario, it’s still hot.  This has been the dryest and hottest summer I remember.

My background uses the Shaving Cream technique.  To make it look spooky I added black to my shaving cream.

I used Technique Junkies Trick or Treat Banner and coloured it with Prismacolor pencil crayons and odorless mineral spirits.

Next I added some Cuttlebug dies and hand drew in the spider web.

Happy Haunting!

Posted on : Sep 06 2016
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Technique Junkies September Release Blog Hop

Technique Junkies, Sunflowers and Dragonflies, It Takes Courage

Hello folks!  Welcome to the new release blog hop.  All September newly released stamps will be on sale at 15% off until September 8th.  If you came from Kathy Stacy’s blog, you’re on the right track.  If you didn’t, you might want to start at the beginning at the Design Junkies blog so you don’t miss all our inspiration.  Wasn’t Kathy’s work inspirational?  She is a true artist.

This stamp, called It Takes Courage, really resonates with me because it really does take courage to grow up and become who you really are.  I’m so anxious to use this in my journal I’m working on.  A friend once told me, “Be who you are.”  It isn’t easy is it?

Technique Junkies, Sunflowers and Dragonflies, Graveyard

Halloween is around the corner.  This background stamp is so versatile.  I masked my moon and brayered yellow and orange ink over top, and then stamped out Graveyard background, and last year’s release Fight Night (Fright Night is not on sale–sorry).

Technique Junkies, Sunflowers and Dragonflies, Don't Lose Faith

My final card uses the stamp Don’t Lose Faith.  My image was coloured with Prismacolor pencil crayons and odorless mineral spirits.  For my background I used Burlap and used the technique called Stencil Spray with a twist found on Sensational Stencils CD.

Now it’s time to go visit the awesome Pam DeChellis’ blog.  You are in for a real treat.  Isn’t it fun to see what other’s do with newly released stamps?

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope I’ve inspired you to create with your favourite stamp from this month’s release.





Posted on : Sep 01 2016
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Stand Tall

Technique Junkies, Sunflowers and Dragonflies, Stand Tall

Hello friends.  Woe is me–my camera is still not fixed, not that I have taken it in yet, so I took my photo on my phone.  This particular card turned out pretty good I’d say, it’s the other one that is a little fuzzy.

To create my card I used watercolor paper, and  started by inking my stamp with VersaMark and heat embossed with white embossing powder.  Next, I tapped out some Colorbursts onto the watercolor paper then spritzed with water.

To create my corners, I had extra watercolor paper that I sprinkled with Colorbursts and spritzed water.  Using my Cricut corner die, I cut out four corners and glued the corners onto my card front.

This was a fun technique that can be used with Bisters or any other watercolor pigment powders.

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamp:  Technique Junkies, Stand Tall

Posted on : Aug 30 2016
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Just Look Up

Technique Junkies, Sunflowers and Dragonflies, Just Look Up

Hello folks. Keeping cool?  Before we know it there will be a little nip in the air in the early mornings.  Where is summer going?

The minute I saw this stamp I knew that I wanted to create a sky using the Shaving Cream technique.  There are just some techniques that cry out with certain stamps.  Wouldn’t you agree?

The stamp I used is from Technique Junkies and is called Just Look Up. It is so nice to have a stamp to send condolences when one loses a loved pet.

Have a terrific week.



Posted on : Aug 23 2016
Posted under cards, Technique Junkies Stamps |

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