Sweet and Fragrant

Hello fellow stampers.  Did you know Technique Junkies carry a large line of A Colorful Life Stencils?  Not only can you get 10% off when you purchase stamps,  but you can use my code TJ10Beth for stencils or any other product, including Ken Oliver’s Color Burst powders that I used on my card.


Steps to making this card:

1.  Cut cardstock to 5″ x 5″

2.  Lay your stencil down on top of your paper (Scribble Rose is not yet available but there are plenty of other stencils that will give the same effect so feel free to    browse A Colourful Life Stencils.)

3.  Tap asssorted colours of Color Burst Powders lightly over your paper.

4.  Spritz with water and see the magic happen.

5.  Add a sentiment.  Here I used a sentiment from Sentimental Sayings.

6.  Leave stencil on your cardstock until almost dry.

Posted on : Apr 24 2018
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Stampn Up Saturday – Friends Make Good Times Better

Recently I attended a SU card-making class and this is one of the cards we made with a new stamp set.  Soon we will be out of this dreaded cold temperatures and into something more like we see here in this card.  I’m a sun worshipper and can’t wait to hit the beaches this summer.  Have a great day!

Posted on : Apr 21 2018
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Happy Mother’s Day

Hello folks!  I made a second Mother’s Day Pop Up Box and added more butterflies.  I made this to enter into Paper-Garden.ca contest that they are having for Mother’s Day cards.  I used Technique Junkies stamps and you can get 10% off of this lovely All the Mom’s or any other product at 10% off simply by using my code TJ10Beth.

Paper-Garden.ca is a Canadian company who ships to the US as well as Canada.  Their cardstock is a beautiful heavy weight and I enjoy using it.

At the moment they are having a shipping sale.  Anything over $50 and over ships for free.  Can’t get any better than that.

Please vote for my card here  https://www.paper-garden.ca/pages/mothers-day-2018-cards.html

Thank you!


Posted on : Apr 18 2018
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Changing Things

Hello folks!  I had lots of fun making this card, coordinating the sponged ink background with my papers. This stamp is called Changing Things, by Technique Junkies, and is 10% off just by using my code TJ10Beth.  Did you know Technique Junkies carry a variety of products including A Colorful Life stencils, Ken Oliver’s Color Bursts and Nuvo Products to name a few?  You can purchase these items, and stamps at 10% off just by using my code as well.  Pat is very generous.

I made my card by stamping out my image with my Misti, then let it dry overnight so when I sponged, the black wouldn’t smudge.  You don’t have to wait that long, but I did just because it fit into my stamping schedule.  I masked my lady and sponged with three colours, then coordinated my papers with the ink.  Each piece of paper was embossed with my Cuttlebug.  My lady was coloured with Prismacolor coloured pencil.  I even gave her some eye shadow and lipstick–LOL.

Did you know Technique Junkies has a Facebook group?  I’d love to see you there; it’s a great place to showcase your work.  There is also a monthly challenge and this month it is a sketch challenge. The winner of the challenge receives a $25 gift card to Technique Junkies.


Have a great week!

Posted on : Apr 17 2018
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Soul to Dance

Hello folks!  Today I’m here with Poppy Bouquet which is well loved by many of you, and the design team.  If you click on the link you can see many samples of what the design team did with this card.  To get your Poppy Bouquet, or any other product at 10% off simply by using TJ10Beth.

I thought it would be fun to add Soul to Dance on my card.  It is a sentiment that speaks to my heart.

Have you joined our Facebook group yet?  We have monthly challenges and this month’s challenge is a sketch.  You don’t have to use a Technique Junkie technique because we are all about Technique Junkies stamps now.  Hope to see you there!

Posted on : Apr 10 2018
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Impression Obsession Challenge – Pick a Holiday (any holiday)

Hello folks.  I hope you’re having a nice week.  Easter weekend is upon us and what a busy one it is for me.  I’m working on Good Friday and Easter Monday, so everything is being crammed into a short period of time.  My dear cousin is coming for a visit and on Sunday Al’s son, daughter-in-law and grandkids are coming for Easter dinner.  We already have lots of candy just waiting to give them, and Al thought it would be fun to do an easter egg hunt.  We live in an apartment, and the girls are young, so it should be a lot of fun.

I’m entering this card into the Impression Obsession Pick a Holiday (any holiday) challenge.  I used H1013 Colonial Fall.  I coloured the image with Prismacolor coloured pencil and OMS.  I added decorative corners.  I’m sure most of you have, or had, these corners in your stash as it was all the rage when Cuttlebug first came out with dies.  I’ve lost, and found, this die many times over the years.

Have a nice Easter weekend!

Posted on : Mar 29 2018
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Everything will be OK

Hello friends and fellow bloggers.  Technique Junkies is having their very first Sketch Challenge and we hope you will join along.  Here, I used Faith, Hope & Love background by heat embossing with white embossing powder.  My sentiment is Everything will be OK.  These stamps, as well as all Technique Junkie products (except for new releases from the 1st to the 9th of each month), are on sale for 10% off if you use my code TJ10Beth.

Did you know Technique Junkies has a Facebook Group?  It is a great place to share your artwork.  Hope to see you there.

Thanks for stopping by!


Posted on : Mar 27 2018
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Impression Obsession Challenge – Pick a Holiday

Hurray, it’s Friday!  This week I am entering the Impression Obsession challenge, Pick a Holiday (any holiday), using Christmas as my theme.  This darling Noel Doll was coloured with Prismacolor coloured pencil and OMS.  I have had this stamp for a couple of years and thought it should be inked up (for the first time).  How many of you own uninked stamps?  It’s a terrible obsession, isn’t it?

Have a good weekend.  It’s supposed to warm up quite nicely this weekend.  Of course, it is my weekend to work, so I hope to get out for a walk when I’m done.

Take care, and thanks for stopping by.


Posted on : Mar 23 2018
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You’re in my Prayers

Hi fellow stampers.  Today I used Technique Junkies Flourished Floral in a way I’ve never tried, but have always wanted to, before.  You can purchase this stamp, or any other product, including Ken Oliver’s Color Bursts, at 10% off your entire order simply by using my code TJ10Beth.  As you can see from all the times I’ve used this stamp, it is quite versatile, using it for cards to ATC’s.

I heat embossed Flourished Floral in white embossing powder, then coloured it with Prismacolor coloured pencil and blended with odorless mineral spirits.  When I cut out my image with a circular die, I kept it in the die and sponged blue around the edges and matted using a scallop circle.  To finish off my card I used In my Prayers and cut it out using a banner die.

My card is 5 1/2″ x 5 1/2″.

Thanks for stopping by!

Posted on : Mar 20 2018
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How to construct a mixed media project

Hello fellow stampers.   I had a ton of fun making this mixed media project as it is far from my norm.  I dabbled in mixed media when I spent years working on altered books.  Boy, was that fun!  On any of these stamps, or any other stamps and supplies you can use my code TJ10Beth to receive 10% off your order.

Have you seen the new Color Bursts by Ken Oliver?  You can get them at 10% off as well.  Go wild with your mixed media!


Stamps:  Love Harlequin, Big Flourish, Paint Rings, Be Silly, Rose Doodles

Stencil:  A Colorful Life Stencils

Start by stamping on white tissue paper.  On my tissue I used Love Harlequin and Big Flourish.

Use Modge Podge to adhere your tissue paper to your cardstock.  Place Modge Podge on the cardstock to prevent the ink from bleeding.

Colour entire surface with Gelatos.

Burnish Gelatos with your finger.

Optional:  Place a stencil over any open area and spritz with water.  This will leave a pattern.  I ended up taping my stencil down which is not shown in this photo.

I got some water on my tissue, so I tore pages from a book to cover up the smudging.

Take a stencil and paint light layers of colour using paint over top of your stencil.

Next, I added Paint Rings background stamp to my piece

Finish as desired.

Posted on : Mar 13 2018
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