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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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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
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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
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Congratulations Sarah!

Good day folks!  Hope you’re having a wonderful week.

My daughter just received a new job so I made her this pop up box to celebrate the occasion.  She is moving four hours further, to Ottawa, Ontario, so I won’t be seeing her or her family as often.  I glanced down under my table and saw hard cover books that I was to read to my granddaughter Charlotte when she comes to visit, but now they will not be used as much as I had hoped.  Ottawa is 8 hours away.

On the positive side this is quite the adventure for Sarah and her family.  Good luck Sarah!

All products are Stampn’ Up!



Posted on : Apr 26 2018
Posted under cards |

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