Colorful Silhouettes

Hello folks.  I hope your week is going well.  This is a pre-post as I’m vacationing in the Maritimes (New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, Cape Breton).  I live out east for 14 years and haven’t been back in 20 years.  Wow, where does the time go.  I’m reconnecting with friends.  The highlight of the trip is I managed to buy two tickets for the Oak Island tour.  Al and I have watched The Mysteries of Oak Island for four years and am thrilled that we obtained tickets for a tour of the area. I managed to secure two tickets before they sold out in 15 minutes.

Anyways, onto my card.  I used the Colorful Silhouettes technique from the August 2011 issue of the Technique Junkie Newsletter which you can see here.

I used Hanging Daisies, Grunge Flowers and Dragonfly set of 2.

Using Colorful Silhouettes technique, once again, I used Downtown Boy Kitty, Hats off, and Burlap stamps.

Thanks for stopping by.  I’ll be sure to post some photos of our trip sometime soon.

Posted on : Aug 15 2017
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Life is Beautiful in Pastels

Hello folks!  Today I’m sharing a card using all Technique Junkies stamps.

First I sponged on Adirondack inks onto cardstock.  I left the ink to air dry for a couple of hours before stamping out Bold Daisy in the background, and heat embossed Lollipop Flowers.  There was enough open space in the sky to add Life is Beautiful.  I’m quite pleased with how this card turned out.  I made four of them and stamped Birthday Wishes on the inside of the card.

The dragonfly die is something I’ve had forever and never used it before.  Come on now, how many of you do the same thing?  LOL.

I hope you’re having a good week.  Enjoy this weather because next month we will be walking into the autumn weather.  Summer went just too fast!

Posted on : Aug 08 2017
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Technique Junkies August New Release


Hello folks.  Weclome to the Design Junkies August blog hop.  If you came from Ro Donner’s blog you’re on the right track. Ro does some amazing stuff!  Want to catch everything from the beginning?  Then visit the Technique Junkies blog.  This is such a fabulous release.

New release stamps, for August, are on sale until August 8th, the day before I turn the big 55.  Gasp.

My first card uses Never Stop Flying.  Don’t you just love this sentiment?  I sponged over an onion bag to give it some detail, and I also used Dancing Dandelions.  I have a lot of fun making this card.

Ink:  Adirondack Citrus, Purple Twilight, Raspberry, Sail Boat Blue and SU’s Cherry Cobbler

Stencil:  Art Anthology

Some people love to zentangle but I love to draw circles.  I thought this stamp would work well with this technique.  Here, I am using Fluff your Tutu which I think is a pretty cool stamp.

Ink:  Adirondack Citrus, Purple Twilight, Raspberry, Sail Boat Blue

Next stop is Judy Jackson, who always inspires.  You can visit her here.

Posted on : Aug 01 2017
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Palm Collage

Hello folks!  Today I am using the Crinkled Watercolors technique which you can find over at the Technique Junkies monthly challenge.  This month you are to used the Crinkled Watercolors technique.

The stamp I used today is called Palm Collage.  It is such a pretty stamp and one that can go over any technique easily.

I hope you can find time to play in the challenge.  The winner receives $25 towards your purchase.

Thanks for stopping by!

Posted on : Jul 25 2017
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How to make Stenciled Stamping

Hello folks, today I have a tutorial where you can use your favourite stamp and stencil.  I used the background stamp from Technique Junkies called Fancy Floral and my stencil is also from Technique Junkies from A Colorful Life series.  I used A Garden Gate stencil.

Supplies:  background stamp, stencil, 2 colours of ink, sponge, tape, white cardstock.

Using my Misti I stamped out my image using Stampn’ Up’s River Rock.

Use a non sticky tape, such as painter’s tape, to tape down your stencil.  I made sure I stuck the tape to the cardstock as well as the stencil.

Sponge your colour over the entire surface of the cardstock.  Here I used Stampn’ Up’s Sweet Sugar Plum.

Next, trim cardstock and finish your card as desired.

Hope I inpsired you to pull out your favourite background stamp and stencil.

Posted on : Jul 18 2017
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Moonlight Perspective

Hi folks, I hope your week is off to a great start.  Temperatures are warm, the sun is out, so I think it’s safe to say summer, albeit late, is here.

Did you know Technique Junkies had a new release on July 1st?  I’m so happy to own my first, and only, silhouette stamp.  The sentiment is so beautiful.  This stamp is called Perspective.

Have a great week!  Thanks for stopping by.

Posted on : Jul 11 2017
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Technique Junkies July New Release Blog Hop

Hello stampers and friends.  This month we offer up some awesome stamps and I’d hate for you to miss a thing so please go to the Design Junkies blog to start from the beginning.  If you came from Ro Donner’s blog you’re certainly on the right track.  Wasn’t her work awesome?

As always our newly released stamps will be on sale until the 8th of the month, so you have until July 8th to receive 15% off.

This month my cards are all about colouring.  Except for the blue around my flowers, on the first card, I used my Chameleon Color Tone Pencils.  I love them to pieces because it cuts the colouring down by half.

My background stamp is called Calendula and I paired it with the sentiment Life is Beautiful.

This adorable stamp is called Filled with Wonders.

My favourite stamp from this release is Zen Waves.  I used to do Zentangles and just love this stamp, plus I had a lot of fun colouring it.  Paired with Zen Waves is Sky Touches the Sea.

Now it’s time for you to go and see the awesome work of Judy Jackson.

Posted on : Jul 01 2017
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Technique Junkies Challenge

Hello folks.  Isn’t this a fun background?  It is using the Drips technique, which I have never tried before.  Because I did not have a dropper to do this technique I used a paint brush instead.  If you head over to the Design Junkie Blog you will see a tutorial with a link to the original tutorial as well.

If you do use a paint brush, please keep in mind that you have to have a longer length of paper because the paint brush leaves splotches and the paper will have to be cut off along the top to avoid having brush strokes appear.  Make sense?  Sometimes I have trouble describing what I mean.

My sentiment is so appropriate because it took a lot of faith to ensure my technique, using a paint brush, worked.  This sentiment is appropriately called, Taking the First Step.

For your chance to win a $25 gift certificate to Technique Junkies, please add your photo to this post on the Design Junkie Blog. Rules are listed on the blog.  Good luck!

Posted on : Jun 27 2017
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Fine Frames Three Ways

Hello fellow stampers and paper crafters and friends.  While looking through all my issues of the Technique Junkie Newsletter I came across a technique that intrigued me and one in which I’ve never tried before.  It is called Fine Frames and is from the August 2013 issue of the Technique Junkie Newsletter which you can find here.  I liked the technique so much that I created three cards using this technique.  Each card was coloured with Prismacolor pencil crayons and odorless mineral spirits.

My first card uses Darling Blooms.  The cardstock is SU’s Tempting Turquoise.

My next card uses a favourite of mine called Flowers and Feathers Collage.  My matt is SU’s Crushed Curry.

Finally I used Dragonfly Collage.  My matt comes from and my designer paper is from Stampn’ Up!

Notice I didn’t use any sentiments on my cards?  I thought the eye should focus on the highlighted image and not be distracted by a sentiment.

My favourite is Darling Blooms.  Which is your favourite?

Posted on : Jun 20 2017
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Two Stamps Two Ways

Hello folks.  Today I want to share two techniques using Technique Junkies Make Lemonade and Call the Girls.  Judy, a design team member for Technique Junkies, occasionally does this and I love to see the two versions she created.

My first card uses the Pressed Stains technique from June 2013.  I did change it up a bit and instead of using Distress Stains I used SU’s ink in Daffodil Delight, Green Galore and Pumpkin and stamped my main image using Flirty Flamingo.  I added brads to create interest.

For my second card I used the Stenciled Collage technique from the June 2013 issue. After stamping my image with Black VersaFine I used SU’s Daffodil Delight, Green Galore and Pumpkin pie.  The stencil I used was Bubbles Stencil.  Next, I added added a Spellbinders corner die to help fill some space.

The cardstock I used comes from  This company is Canadian and carries a beautiful supply of papers and envelopes.  At the moment they have free shipping on orders over $50.

Which is your favourite?

Thanks for stopping by!

Posted on : Jun 13 2017
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