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 |

I’m a Winner

Thank you to everyone who voted for my card.  I won peer votes that provided me with a $100 gift certificate to Paper-Garden.ca

My card uses Technique Junkies Stamps.

Posted on : May 23 2018
Posted under Personal Photos |

You’re a Hoot

Hello folks.  It’s no secret that I’m an owl lover.  And to prove it, I made a big wall hanging for my stamp room by stamping out You are a Hoot, set of 7 onto my mat, and on the inside I stamped out the sentiment that came with the set as seen below.  If you use my code TJ10Beth you can get 10% off this stamp set, or any other product from the store.  Quite the deal, and everyone loves deals.

SS088 You are a Hoot, Set of 7

This set is well loved by our design team and there are so many samples using this set. You can see more work with this stamp set by clicking here to view the examples that have been made thus far.


Posted on : May 22 2018
Posted under Projects, Technique Junkies Stamps |

Happy Graduation

My son is on his second career as a Personal Support Worker.  He did an outstanding job on his marks in this program at our local college, so I wanted to make him a card to celebrate his graduation.  Done in his school colours.

My nephew, in Mississippi graduated with honours and did an outstanding job playing soccer this year.  He led his team into 2nd place nationally.  I’m very proud of him.  Again, done in his school colours.

Good work men!


Posted on : May 19 2018
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Technique Junkies New Illustrator Hop

Hello fellow stampers.  Welcome to our blog hop that is introducing our new artist, Rita Barakat.  We have 10 new stamps from Rita Bakarat in the Technique Junkies line! You can see all of the new stamps HERE.  I hope you like what you are seeing so far.

Make sure you comment on all the stops along the hop. One lucky person who comments will receive a $25 Technique Junkies Gift Certificate! Comments will be open until Saturday May 19th and the winner will be announced May 20th on the Technique Junkies Blog.

If you came from the talented Kathryn Morrow’s blog you’re on the right track.  You might want to start at the beginning at Design Junkies blog so you don’t miss a thing.


I had a lot of fun colouring my RB007 Monica Fairy image to look like a rainbow.  Just look at her hair.  I love the look of peacock hair when professionally done, don’t you?  The sentiment is called Delight.

Using A Colorful Life Stencils  #acolorfullifedesignsI sprinkled Color Bursts over top of the stencil, lightly spritzed with water and carefully lifted my stencil.  I did not tape my stencil down.

My second card uses Technique Junkies Life is a Song sentiment with RB004 Sing.  If you look closely you will find musical notes in this lovely lady’s hair.

Your next stop is Stephanie Eaton’s blogYou’re in for a real treat.

Posted on : May 15 2018
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Vote for Me, Please

Paper-Garden.ca is having a contest for Mother’s Day, and I would appreciate it if you would vote for my card.  When you vote, choose Sunflowers and Dragonflies as your favourite blog.  Thank you so so much.  https://www.paper-garden.ca/pages/mothers-day-2018-cards.html


Posted on : May 10 2018
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Hats Off to Dad

Hi folks!  Father’s Day is coming up in June, but it’s never too early to start on your cards.  My dad has passed away but I do make a card for Al and my Uncle whom I look up to like a father.

You can use my code TJ10Beth to receive 10% off anything in the store, so please feel free to use my code.

I used Hats Off #P032 for my background and Hats off  to Dad #SD792 for my sentiment and hat on the corner of that sentiment.

Here is a second version of my card, using a light coloured background.

Which is your favourite?

Have a good day and thanks for stopping by!


Posted on : May 08 2018
Posted under cards, Technique Junkies Stamps |

I’m a Winner


Hi Folks!  Would you believe I won back-to-back challenges at Impression Obsession?  I had $50 to spend and this is what I bought with my winnings, and a little bit extra money.  I never tire of cupcakes and went crazy for them.  The remainder of what you see were items that enticed me to buy from the bloghop I followed to get my winnings.  Can’t wait to break into all of them.

Posted on : May 03 2018
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Technique Junkies May New Release Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to Technique Junkie’s Mayl 1st new release blog hop, where all new releases are 15% off until May 8th. There are many new stamps being released, and we can all use a little bargain, right? No codes needed, just put them in your shopping cart and the discount will be applied at checkout, and ongoing is 10% off your order if you use my code TJ10Beth. This can be applied to the rest of your order.   We have a Yahoo group to share artwork and we would love to see you there.

Anyone who knows me, knows I love owls and boy did I have fun making this Bendi Fold card.  Don’t you just love the owls nestled in the trees and grass?  I’ve got big plans for this stamp set called You are a Hoot, set of 7.

If you came from the ubber talented Judy Jackson’s blog you’re on the right track.  You may want to start at the beginning of the hop at Technique Junkies blog so you don’t miss a thing.

My second card uses Life Long Friends.  Isn’t this sentiment terrific?  It’s perfect for any occasion.


And of course you can’t go without a beer to celebrate that special occasion.  Here I used Life and Beer.  Yum!  For my background I used Planks.

Isn’t this a cute stamp?  I love the sentiment.  It comes from the stamp called Bad Influence.  I used the Z fold on line bonus from the Aug 2007 Technique Junkie Newsletter.

Your next visit is with the talented Lynda Pleckan

Posted on : May 01 2018
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Stampn Up Saturday – Make a Wish

This lovely card was made at a recent Stampn’ Up! class.  It works out great when the first Wednesday of the month falls on my 3-11 shift because I can attend the classes.  It also gives me the chance to order supplies.  Heaven knows I go through a lot of paper.

Have a great weekend and thanks for stopping by!


Posted on : Apr 28 2018
Posted under cards |

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