Contemporary Floral

Hello friends.  Wasn’t this past weekend a beauty?  Here in Sarnia, Ontario, it’s been a green winter (only one snow storm), and boy am I loving it.  I leave for work so early that I’m afraid the parking lot won’t be plowed out soon enough.  No worries this winter.  Unfortunately, I couldn’t take advantage of the nice weather by being outdoors as I had stamping commitments.

I made this card this past weekend and had fun pulling out my Color Bursts.  I spritzed down my watercolour paper and sprinkled Merlot, and Indigo onto the wet background and then spritzed with water again to get the powders blended.  To make my Images Pop, I used white embossing powder.

My Technique Junkies stamps I used are:  Contemporary Floral and Things I want to do.

Have a great week.  It’s supposed to be a beautiful one here.

Thanks for stopping by!

Posted on : Feb 21 2017
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Technique Junkies February New Release

Inline image 1Technique Junkies, Sunflowers and Dragonflies, Like a Camera

Welcome to the February blog hop release.  I had fun inking up some new stamps for this release, and I”m hoping you are just as delighted to see the newly released stamps.  To start at the beginning please go to the Design Junkies blog.  If you came from Ro Donner’s blog, you’re on the right track.  Wasn’t Ro’s work awesome? She never disappoints.

Newly release stamps are 15% off until February 8th.

My first, of three, cards uses the Stencil Spray Fun technique from the April 2014 Technique Junkie Newsletter which you can see here.  I coloured my Like a Camera image with Prismacolor pencil crayons and odorless mineral spirits.  I used the Universe stencil on my background.

Technique Junkies, Sunflowers and Dragonflies, Throw Kindness

For my next card, I made a shaker card. I found instructions on You Tube to make my shaker card.  My shaker card uses the Throw Kindness stamp.  So cute.

Technique Junkies, Sunflowers and Dragonflies, Mouse Birthday Party

My third card uses Mouse Birthday Party which I coloured with Prismacolor pencil crayons and OMS.  I added stickles to each layer of the cake.  Yum!

Pssst…want a sneak peak of the February release?  Here it is.

Your next stop is Pam DeChellis who has done up something awesome for you. Go Pam!

Thanks for stopping by!










Posted on : Feb 01 2017
Posted under cards, Technique Junkies Stamps |

With Heartfelt Sympathy

Technique Junkies, Sunflowers and Dragonflies, Flourished Floral, Sympathy, 2

Hello fellow stampers and card makers.  I had to make several sympathy cards and decided to make them all the same.  I plopped myself in front of the tv and watercoloured all three images.

This card made it as a favourite CAS (clean and simple) card on Splitcoaststampers for the week.  Whoop whoop!

I used one of my very favourite Technique Junkie’s Stamps called Flourished Floral and paired it with With Sympathy, Set of 5.

Technique Junkies, Sunflowers and Dragonflies, Flourished Floral, Sympathy

I stamped out my image with VersaMark and heat embossed the image with white embossing powder.  Next, I scribbled Distress markers onto an acrylic block and used a wet paint brush to paint in the open areas of the stamp.

I used my Misti to add the sentiment and stamped it out three times to make the sentiment nice and black.

Don’t forget to come back tomorrow where I will have February’s newly released stamps to show you.  I made three cards for you and I love them all.  Of course, there is a blog hop which is always fun to see what other stampers do with their stamps.




Posted on : Jan 31 2017
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Polished Stone Embossing


Hello folks.  Last week I showed you my Polished Stone Embossing technique, and today I’m back with another example of the results of this technique.  You can view my tutorial here.

I used gold embossing powder over my Polished Stone background and you can really see the pretty colours popping through the open spaces.

Stamps:  Technique Junkies Heart to Heart and Love Complete.



Posted on : Jan 24 2017
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Folded Pocket Card


Found on the Fancy Folds and Motion Paper Crafts Technique Junkies CD, is the Folded Pocket Card.  I used January’s newly released Valentine Day stamps to complete my project.  The script is entitled S697 Love Script and the heart is called SD769 Love Heart.


Card Details:

  • Using SU’s Pink Pirouette, I embossed Love Script on the front of the card with red embossing powder
  • Using SU’s Pink Pirouette, I embossed Love Heart with red embossing powder on the card insert
  • Prima flowers and punched leaves were added to the card front
  • Using a Cuttlebug corner die, I added black corners to one card, and white corners to the other
  • On the front portion that is scored and positioned in a downward position the edges were scalloped with a punch
  • The white band that goes horizontal on the card was run through the Cuttlebug with an embossing folder and then set with brads
  • Small pearls were added to the back of the card, in the centre of the Cuttlebug corner

Thank you for stopping by!

Posted on : Jan 10 2017
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How to Create Watercoloured Forest Background


Hello folks.  Did you have a nice Christmas and holiday season?  Al and I hosted two Christmas dinners and a party with our friends, as we had the week off.  Now it’s back to the grindstone and into the routine of going to work once again.  I managed to get some stamping done while I was off, including shooting this tutorial.  My inspiration came from this card that I found on Pinterest.

The stamps I used are from Technique Junkies.  The sentiment is called Winds of Change and the dots are from the clearance rack and is called Age Spots.  The stamp is on clearance for only $2.25, so if you’re shopping why not get in on this good deal.

Now onto the tutorial shall we?

technique-junkie-newsletter-sunflowers-and-dragonflies-watercoloured-forest-1 Woodland Textured embossing folder, three to four inks in a variety of colours, water-based brown marker, dotted stamp, water spritzer


Ink up your stamp and stamp out your ink in a random pattern, leaving white space for your next colours


Add your second colour


Add your third (and fourth if you are using four) colours.


Using your brown marker colour in the lines on the birch trees


Lightly spritz your ink with water


Run your cardstock two or three times through your embossing machine


Your piece is now ready for embellishing

Try using different embossing folders to see what you can come up with.

Thanks for stopping by.




Posted on : Jan 03 2017
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New Year Blog Hop for Technique Junkies


Hello friends and visiting stampers.  Today we start the New Year off with a blog hop which starts at the Design Junkies Blog.  You may want to start there so you won’t miss a thing.

Today I made a pop up box card using many stamps from the new January collection and a couple of older images.


  1.  Sides of box used the Watercolor Resist technique from the December 2008 edition of the Technique Junkie Newsletter, and was heat embossed in black using SD725 Love You.
  2. Sides of box had black corners cut from an original Cuttlebug corner die.  The front and sides have SS063 Love and Poison, Set of 3, stamped out in red.  The front sentiment is matted in pink and black.
  3. The top of the box uses the Background Smoosh Resist from the Bocacious Background Stamps CD.  The stamp used was S744 Messy Love background stamp.  Each flap was embellished with pink ribbon.
  4. The front heart used SD769 Love Heart.  This heart used the Brayered Resist technique from Bodacious Background Stamps CD.
  5. The heart in the back used SD769 Love Heart and was stamped using SU’s Melon Mambo.
  6. The SD555 Owl on Branch was stamped out using SU’s Real Red.
  7. The adorable angel was stamped out using SU’s Pixie Pink.  The stamp is SD265 Angel with Bouquet.
  8. The front flap used SDX090 Unicorns and Sparkly sentiment which was stamped out in SU’s Melon Mambo and distressed with SU’s Pixie Pink.


A close up view of the closed Pop Up Box Card.

If you came from Ro Donner’s blog you’re on the right track.  Ro is one of our new DT members and never disappoints.  I thoroughly enjoy her work.

Here is the hop order:

Design Team Blog:
Lanette Erickson: 

Cheri Weston:
Kathy Stacy:

Ro Donner:
Beth Norman:  (that’s me)
Pam DeChellis:
Judy Jackson:
Pat Huntoon:

Please go to Pam DeChellis’ blog next.  She has some nice work to showcase.

SALE ALERT:  All of January’s stamps will be on sale at 15% off until January 9th. 









Posted on : Jan 02 2017
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It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas


Hi Folks! I was inspired to make six snowmen from something I saw on Pinterest.  The snowmen on Pinterest used a die, where I hand drew my snowmen, scarf and arms.  I used an SU button die and a star die on the scarf and one on the body that is nice and glittery.  I stamped my snowman with Vintage Music from Technique Junkies.  I distressed the edges with brown ink and painted the eyes and nose with acrylic paint.

Christmas will soon be upon us.  May your house be filled with Christmas spirit and lots of joy with family and friends.

Thanks for stopping by.

Posted on : Dec 20 2016
Posted under Christmas, Projects, Technique Junkies Stamps |

Merry Christmas to my Co-Workers


Each Christmas I give my co-workers my handmade dishcloths, and every year I try to decorate them differently.  This year I used Hero Arts little birds and Technique Junkies Merry Christmas stamp on my handmade gift tag.


Coloured with Prismacolor pencil crayons

Posted on : Dec 16 2016
Posted under Christmas, Technique Junkies Stamps |

Triple the Fun with Joyeux Noel

Joyeux Noel   As the Technique Junkies celebrate the 30 Days of Christmas, we are seeing lots of fantastic work from Pat and her design team.

All Christmas stamps are on sale at 25% off from November 15 to December 15.

I used Triple the Fun found here.  The technique is very easy and fun to do.  Last year I made all of my Christmas cards using this technique and the card below is what I made.

Don’t they look so different with traditional and non traditional colours.  Which one is your favourite?  Mine is the non traditional colours.

Stamps Used:  Joyeux Noel



Thanks for stopping by.





Posted on : Dec 06 2016
Posted under cards, Christmas, Technique Junkie Newsletter, Technique Junkies Stamps |

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