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 |

Gated Chickens

Howdy folks.  Today I have a very fun card for you using Gated Tags technique from the February 2008 issue of the Technique Junkie Newsletter, using Keep ChickensTo get 10% off this stamp set, or any other product you purchase you just have to use my code TJ10Beth.

I had fun colouring up my chickens onto handmade tags.

Thanks for stopping by!


Posted on : Jun 19 2018
Posted under cards, Technique Junkie Newsletter |

Love What You Do

Hello folks!  Yipee, it’s the weekend.  This card was made at a Stampin Up! class, and the sentiment is fitting for me today because I am going wedding dress shopping for myself with three of my best friends.  We are road tripping 100 km away and I’m so excited.  I have no idea what style of dress I will buy.  After looking on the website of the store I want to go to, I’m more confused, but I’m sure my friends will point me in the right direction.  Oddly enough, the dress I really want is on sale on-line and is the same colour as the light beige in the background of my card.  What’s stopping me from buying it you ask?  Well, I don’t buy much on-line and certainly not clothes because they might not fit and I don’t want the hassle of returning it.  If I buy on-line, it’s stamp related–LOL.

08-18-18 isn’t far away, so I better act fast.  Wedding reception invitations have been sent out and thank you cards are made.  Meal is figured out and will be made by friends and myself.  Vera, the hostess of my wedding reception is a fabulous cook and has everything under control.  I’m a wreck and a worrier and she’s as cool as a cucumber as hosting parties for 40 people is nothing to her as she does it several times a year.

So, wish me luck today–I’ll need it.




Posted on : Jun 16 2018
Posted under Uncategorized |

RAK Owl Stamps

Hi folks!  By now I’m sure you know how much I love owls.  I’ve got the mugs, the purse, the pillows, etc., and now I have some realistic owl stamps thanks to Shelly Schmidt of My Creative Rumblings.

Shelly and I used to be on the Technique Junkie Newsletter design team together and over the years we follow each others blog and occasionally send e-mails back and forth.  Shelly asked if I”d be interested in her stamps and I jumped at the opportunity.

Thank you Shelly for making my day!


Posted on : Jun 14 2018
Posted under Personal Photos |

Our Deepest Condolences

Hello folks!   Sympathy cards are always so hard to do, but after I made this card, I felt it was fitting for a sympathy card.  For a 10% discount on the stamps I used, or any other product from Technique Junkies simply use my code TJ10Beth.

Here are the steps I did to make this card:

  • Press Distress Oxides onto a silicone mat and spritz with water
  • Take your watercolour paper or 110 lb paper and smoosh the paper into the wet Distress Oxides
  • Let dry completely
  • With a pale ink, add music notes. Here I used Technique Junkies Vintage Music
  • Next stamp a silhouette image over top of the background.  Here I used Growing Wild
  • Add your sentiment.  Here I used With Sympathy, set of 5
  • Add a butterfly or other embellishment.

Thanks for stopping by!

Posted on : Jun 12 2018
Posted under Technique Junkies Stamps |

It’s a beautiful day

Hello fellow stampers and card makers.  Today I have a card to share with you that I made at a recent Stampn’ Up! cardmaking class.  I love the beautiful designer paper and how nice the sentiment coordinates.

Because I didn’t write down what products were used, I can’t tell you what they are.  So sorry.

Enjoy your weekend.


Posted on : Jun 09 2018
Posted under cards, Stampin Up |

Sunflower Kisses

Hello folks!  I love sunflowers and love this one a lot because there are so many ways to use it.  This one I kept pretty simple.  If you look closely you can see that I used Twinkling H2O’s around the edges of my flower in a turquoise to coordinate with my Tempting Turquoise mat paper.

Currently you can receive this stamp at 25% off as it is a Technique Junkie new release.  This discount is good until June 8th (really, it’s June already?!).  On top of that you can receive 10% off anything else in the store just by using my code TJ10Beth.  Now that’s a deal!

My sunflower stamp is called Sunflower Duo and uses the sentiment from Sunflower Sentiments, Set of 2.

Have a really good day.  Thanks for stopping by.

Posted on : Jun 05 2018
Posted under cards, Technique Junkies Stamps |

Technique Junkies New Release for June


Hello fellow stampers.  It’s that time again to hop along and see all the goodness for our new June Release.  From now until June 8th, all newly released stamps will be 25% off, and anything else will be 10% off, without an expiration date, if you use my code TJ10Beth.  How’s that for a steal of a deal?

You may want to start at the Design Junkie Blog so you don’t miss a thing, and if you came from Judy Jackson’s wonderful blog then you’re on the right track.  Judy had some really awesome artwork, wouldn’t you agree?

Not only am I a lover of owls, I’m a lover of sunflowers and was tickled when Pat Huntoon’s husband drew this wonderful version called Sunflower Duo.  To make the clouds I cut out the shape of a cloud and sponged Mermaid Lagoon Distress Oxide after colouring my flowers with Copic markers and Prismacolor coloured pencil.  I added a fence and to that the sentiment from Sunflower Sentiments, set of 2.

My background was created by stamping Distress Oxides (Mermaid Lagoon and Broken China) onto a coated mat, then sprtized with water.  My 110 lb cardstock was then run overtop of the Distress Oxides until the background was completely covered.  I created a background using Distress Oxides in Picked Raspberry and Twisted Citron for my shells.  Once completely dried I stamped Mermaid Kisses on the blue and Buoy Shells (not a new release) over the pink and cut out the shells.



My background was created in the same manner as above.  I stamped Fun Starfish and Mermaid Kisses.

Now it’s onto visit the very talented Lynda Pleckan.

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

Triple Play

Hi folks!  I hope you had a nice weekend and you’re enjoying the summer-like weather after a long winter.  I’ve been having fun playing with Keep Chickens from Technique Junkies.  They are so quirky, eh?!  You can receive these quirky chickens, or any other product at 10% off simply by using my code TJ10Beth,

My card is from the February 2008 issue of the Technique Junkie Newsletter.


Have a good week, and stay cool.

Thanks for stopping by.


Posted on : May 29 2018
Posted under cards, Technique Junkie Newsletter |

I’m Getting Married!

Hi folks!  Today I’m sharing something on a personal level.  On 08-18-18 I am getting married to a wonderful man after being together for six years.  Our best friend introduced us and the rest is history, as they say.

I lived on Canada’s east coast (PEI and Nova Scotia) for 14 years and my heart is still there.  Oh how I wish I could move back to Nova Scotia.  Our plans to get married in Cape Breton, overlooking the ocean last summer fell through, so I thought I’d bring the Maritimes home to Ontario, starting with my invitations.  My dear pen friend, Nancy Gibson, had no idea that I’d put her gift of owl dies to such good use.  She sent them to me because I’m a huge owl fan.  There was lots of cutting with these dies for 25 invitations.  The “You’re” “Invited” was custom made by Village Impressions.  Anna-Mae is the owner of Village Impressions and will be happy to accept custom orders at a very reasonable price.

You may wonder how I stamped out “You’re” “Invited” so evenly.  I’m blessed to own a Misti, my new best friend.


This is the inside of my reception invitation.  It uses Technique Junkies Nautical Background stamp on the edges.  If you purchase this stamp, or any other product you can receive 10% off just by using my code TJ10Beth.  We are “eloping” in Niagara Falls at Elope Niagara with just our children present.

For me, my invitations were not complete without adding stamping to the outside of my envelope. This stamp is from Stampn’ Up and is from the set called High Tide.  Believe it or not, I have to tell people I stamped this out as many guests think I bought them already stamped.  Silly people.  LOL.

My reception will be east-coast based complete with homemade seafood lasagna (and a regular one), seafood, and non seafood, appetizers, and nautical decorations and paper plates/napkins.

I am hoping for good weather as it is an outdoor pool party reception.  My dear friend, Vera, insisted I use her back yard.  There will be pictures to follow.

Thanks for hanging in with me for my long post.

Posted on : May 26 2018
Posted under cards, Technique Junkies Stamps |

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