Thoughts of You Bring Me Joy

Technique Junkies, Sunflowers and Dragonflies, Joy

Good morning.  Are you having a good week so far?  After beautiful summer weather, it turned back to 15 degrees C (60 degrees F) for the remainder of the week.  Ugh!

To brighten things up I created a colourful  card with designer paper and Washi tape.  This card uses the Chain Link technique from the October 2013 issue of the Technique Junkie Newsletter.  I changed out the Washi tape for the strip of cardstock and I think it makes it so much prettier.  My background was sponged with ink prior to adding the chain link.

I love sentiments and was thrilled when Pat sent me Sentimental Sayings #PS005 in my package.  There are so many ways to use these gorgeous sentiments.  They are from the Palettini line.

Enjoy the rest of your week.


Posted on : May 20 2015
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Count Your Blessings

Technique Junkies Stamps, Sunflowers and Dragonflies, ATC Count Your Blessings

Hello stamping friends.  Let’s stop a moment and think about the blessings bestowed upon us.  Sometimes life is a whirlwind and we forget to stop to count our blessings.

Not only am I blessed with a wonderful man who loves me, I’m blessed with two beautiful children, a wonderful mother and two sisters and two step brothers, a good job, good friends, and a talent for knitting, cross-stitching and making cards.  I also consider it a blessing to be on the design team for Technique Junkies.

My card uses the Distressed Rainbow strips technique from the August 2013 issue of the Technique Junkie Newsletter.

Stamps used are Technique Junkies

Asian Mums

ATC Count Your Blessings

What are some of your blessings?


Posted on : May 15 2015
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One Layer Panel

Technique Junkies, One Layer Panel 10

Today it is my turn to post to the Design Junkies blog and I shot a tutorial on how this card was made.  Please visit Design Junkies to view details.  See ya there!


Posted on : May 12 2015
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The Best Gift

Technique Junkies, Sunflowers and Dragonflies, Best Gift

Hello friends and fellow stampers.

I have today off of work because I worked the weekend so I decided that I’d get a little inky and got several cards made.  I’m also going to finish adding the last four issues of the Technique Junkie Newsletter into my binder.  I cut off the spine and slip each sheet into a sheet protector and have them in a binder so large that it holds every issue since the first issue in 2002.  How do you store your issues?

My background matt was created by using the Watered Crayons technique from the April 2013 issue of the Technique Junkie Newsletter.  The stamp I used is called Flower Tapestry and is a wonderful background stamp.  To avoid a stark white background behind the The Best Gift stamp, I sponged Distress inks onto white cardstock.  I think it looks so pretty.

I hope you are enjoying good weather.  Sarnia saw a smidge of summer but has been cool for the past couple of days–cool enough to wear a sweater outdoors.

Thanks for stopping by!


Posted on : May 11 2015
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Everything will be OK

Technique Junkies, Everything Will be Ok

Hello friends.  I am showcasing a May release stamp from the Technique Junkies with a background I created with my Gelli Plate.  Oh how much fun my girlfriends and I had using our Gelli plates.  I have quite a few backgrounds just waiting to be used.  I added dots of Liquid Pearls to the scallops surrounding my sentiment.

You can purchase everything will be ok here.

How many of you have used a Gelli plate?  Any tips that you can share with me?


Posted on : May 06 2015
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Let Them Be Little

Technique Junkies, Ebossed Gelatos

Happy Sunday stamping friends and visitors.  I hope you enjoyed the blog hop put on by the Technique Junkies’ design team on Friday, where May release stamps were showcased.  You might have noticed that my card resembled Gini Cagles’s card.  Not only were we both surprised by the fact we made similar cards, but we were surprised that using two different mediums and techniques could resemble each other so much.

All May release stamps are on sale for 15% off for the entire week!  Here is a link to May release stamps.

My card uses Let them be Little from the May release and uses Leafy Swirls (not May release).  My background uses the Embossed Gelatos technique from the Artist Effects CD.

Thanks for stopping by.  Enjoy the rest of your weekend.


Posted on : May 03 2015
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Technique Junkies May Release

Technique Junkies, Birds on a Fence

Well, here we are in May already.  Spring is here and with it comes the May release for the Technique Junkies.  We have a mighty awesome blog hop for you today, starting  at the Design Junkies blog. You might have arrived from Robin Redd’s blog.  Wasn’t her work awesome?  You might want to start at the beginning so you don’t miss a thing.

My card uses the Distress Stain Pounce technique which can be found on the Artistic Effects CD.  I used #S613 Birds on a Fence and #SDX051 Together stamps.  My birds were heated with black embossing powder.

15% off May Release stamps for one week

Technique Junkies, Z Fold 1

My second card is called the Z Fold and can be found on the Fancy Folds and Motion Paper Craft CD.  I used #SD619 Whimsical Birthday Cake and coloured the image with Copic markers.

Technique Junkies, Z Fold 2

Inside I used Happy Birthday from #SS043 Holidays 2 Flourish Sentiments.

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Your next stop is at Jane Bosi’s blog.  I am always so amazed at her work.  She isn’t afraid to use a variety of mediums and thinks outside the box.


Posted on : May 01 2015
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Asian Mums

Technique Junkies, Pencil and Ink

Hello friends.  I love the relaxation that comes from colouring.  I coloured this Asian Mums stamp with Prismacolor pencil crayons.  This Pencil and Ink technique can be found on the Technique Junkies Bodacious Backgrounds Stamps CD which you can purchase on the upper right portion of my blog.

Tomorrow the Technique Junkies is having a blog hop for their May release.  Yes, I said May.  How can it be May already?!  So don’t forget to come back to see some pretty cool new stamps.


Posted on : Apr 30 2015
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Life is Like a Roller Coaster

Technique Junkies, Flap Fold 1

Hello stamping friends.  Indeed life is like a roller coaster and heaven knows I’ve been on one for a couple of years.  The latest dip was when I received notice that the owners of the condo we are renting wants to sell.  What?!  We didn’t know we were renting a pre-owned unit.  They neglected to tell us when we signed the lease last year.  So long to a unit with a water view and view of the Bluewater Bridge to the US, as well as three bedrooms.  We are moving inland to a two bedroom apartment.  The move is a little easier after we received our heating bill for January/February (we heat by electricity and keep it cool) which was $600.  Wowza.  Just another example of life on a roller coaster.

Technique Junkies, Flap Fold 2

This Flap Fold was made using Like a Roller Coaster, and the fold can be found on the Fancy Folds & Motion Paper Crafts.

Thank you for stopping by!


Posted on : Apr 28 2015
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Meow Chicka Meow Meow

Technique Junkies, Meow Chicka Meow Meow

Good day stamping friends.

Today I have a card for you that uses Meow Chicka from the April release of the Technique Junkies.  I thought the Grunged Stencil technique, from the Sensational Stencils CD would make a great pairing.  I have quite a few stencils to use on many techniques that can be found on the CD.

Pat Huntoon posted a free technique on the Design Junkie blog which you might want to check out.  There are endless possibilities with stencils.

Technique Junkies now sells stencils.

Have a great day, and thanks for stopping by.


Posted on : Apr 20 2015
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