Technique Junkies 30 Days of Christmas – Day 3

Hello fellow stampers and friends.  Technique Junkies is doing the 30 days of Christmas and this is the card I made for Day 2 of this delightful series.  To see what the Design Team, and Pat, made you can take a peak on Design Junkies.

I created my card by following a You Tube video.  I made 10 of these cards to send out.

I stamped out Flourished Christmas Tree with white embossing powder and watercoloured with my Distress markers.  Once dried I stamped out Magic of Christmas.

Christmas stamps will be 20% off for the duration of the 30 Days of Christmas.  If you use my code, seen below, you will get an additional 10% off your Christmas stamps.

There is a new challenge up for Technique Junkies which you can see here.  Hope to see you there!



Posted on : Oct 17 2017
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Happy Birthday Pat

Hello folks.  I love cupcakes.  They’ve been around for years, yet I never tire of them.  One of my favourite stamp sets for making a birthday card is this Technique Junkies Hello Cupcake, Set of 7.

The owner of Technique Junkies, Pat Huntoon, recently celebrated her birthday so I mailed this off to her.  Sadly, she will see it on the Technique Junkies blog before she receives it in the mail because I was a little late in mailing it and it’s coming from Canada to the US.

Have a terrific week.  Thanks for stopping by.


Posted on : Oct 10 2017
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Bands of Color

Hello folks!

Isn’t this a fun background?  It’s from the April 2013 of the Technique Junkie Newsletter and is called Bands of Color which you can see here.  My stamp is from Technique Junkies and is called Growing Wild.

Have a great week!

Posted on : Oct 03 2017
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Technique Junkies October New Release



Hello, and welcome to the October release of the Technique Junkies stamps.  You’re in for a treat today.  Did you start from the Design Junkies blog?  If not you may want to start there so you don’t miss all the beautiful work that the design team made for you today.  If you came from Ro Donner’s blog then you’re on the right track.  Didn’t you just love Ro’s work?

Newly released stamps will be on sale for 15% off until October 8th.

My first card uses Give Thanks and was coloured with Prismacolor pencil crayons and OMS.  I made 8 of these to send off to friends and family for Thanksgiving.

This fun card uses Abstract Checks (not a new release).  I chose this stamp because it is a little wonky and goes with the sentiment on Most Girls.  I coloured my background with Copics.

My Christmas card uses two stamps:  Let it Snow (Oct release) and Snowflakes  (old release).  The background was created by clear embossing the Snowflakes stamp and sponging on two different colours of blue over the entire surface.  My image was coloured with Prismacolor pencil crayons and OMS.

This was a fun card to make.  I used Crinkled Watercolours technique on my background and then stamped Texture Stars over top of my background.  Judy Jackson was my inspiration behind using vellum and she uses it a lot and I like how it looks.  I used white embossing powder on my vellum and used Good Night (not a new release).  Next, I added white stars to my card.

Your next stop is the very talented Vicki Garrett.

Posted on : Oct 01 2017
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Amazing Grace

Hello folks.  Wow, is it a scorcher out, which is so nice as I love the sun and heat.  Working in my studio with the fan on full blast while I made my card and uploaded it for you to see.

I used Technique Junkies Amazing Grace and Treble Cleft, small.

Have a great week! Thanks for stopping by.



Posted on : Sep 26 2017
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Witchy Moon in the Graveyard

Hello folks!  It’s that time of year when we need to start thinking about mailing Halloween cards.  I had fun creating this card for just the occasion.

Using Technique Junkies Witchy Moon and Graveyard Background, I created a spooky card.

To create this card I stamped out the Graveyard Background and inside the background I stamped Witchy Moon.  Next, I masked the Witchy Moon and added a variety of coloured inks by sponge.  After taking off the mask, I painted the moon with yellow acrylic paint to try and cover the glue marks from the masking job.

Have a great week, and thanks for stopping by!

Posted on : Sep 19 2017
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Hello folks.  I’m back from a 2 1/2 week visit to Canada’s east coast.  We put 6,000 KM on the SUV. As you can imagine, we were a very busy couple.  I’ll have some photos to share with you shortly.

My mojo was left behind on the east coast, but I found it when I was going through some stamps that I haven’t used yet.  I love this Typewriter Set from Technique Junkies.  It comes with 9 phrases.

The flowers I created are called Tye-Dye Chic Embellishments and can be found on the Stampbooking CD.  I really love this technique and thought it would compliment the typewriter sentiment and page from a book.

To get 10% off of your Technique Junkies order, simply use TJ10Beth.

Thanks for stopping by.

Posted on : Sep 05 2017
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Technique Junkies September New Release


Welcome to the September release of Technique Junkies stamps.  We have a tremendous amount of stamps being released this month, and I’m sure you’ll find something that will inspire you.  There are both autumn and Christmas stamps.

If you arrived from Ro Donner’s blog, you’re on the right track, but if you didn’t, you might want to start from the beginning at the Design Team Blog.  Didn’t Ro do a great job?

This month we have Lydia Fielder as guest designer.

There will be two $100 Technique Junkie gift certificates up for grabs this month.  The more blogs you leave comments on, the better your chances are to win one of those grand prizes.  Gift Certificate winners will be picked on September 5th.

You have until September 8th to purchase any new release for 15% off. 

For my first card I created cracked glass on my Beautiful Autumn stamp.  To keep with the crackle theme, I stamped Medium Porcelain Crackle stamp (note:  this stamp is not a new release) onto my background, and finished off the card with a ribbon.

My next card uses the Christmas Cocktail stamp and was a labour of love.  Using my Misti, I coloured one section at a time with a watercolour marker and huffed on that area and stamped. I repeated this step three times for each colour used.  I have a girlfriend that will go bonkers over this card when I give it to her at Christmas.

I think Draped Ornaments is my favourite Christmas stamp released this year, and am so excited to own it.  As you know, I love to colour and have 9 more to colour and turn into Christmas cards.  My sentiment comes from the lovely Gifts of Christmas set where there are five wonderful sentiments. It’s like these two stamps were made for each other.

Finally, my last card uses a Halloween themed stamp. The new release is the sentiment with the broom called We’re Flexible, paired with an older release called Birdie Tree.

I hope you enjoyed my cards. Your next stop is the ubber talented Judy Jackson.

Posted on : Sep 01 2017
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Scrappy Spots

Howdy folks.  Ever find yourself wanting to try a technique but there never seems to be the time to try it out?  That is the case with this Technique Junkies Scrappy Spots, from the June 2009 issue of the Technique Junkie Newsletter which you can find here.  I fell in love with this technique the moment it came out.  The effect is so cool.

I used Technique Junkies Partners in Crime set of 6  and Owls.

I had so much fun with this technique and hope to get back to it again.

Thanks for stopping by!

Posted on : Aug 29 2017
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Capture the Good Times

Howdy there fellow stampers.  Today I’m using a technique from the October 2010 issue of the Technique Junkie Newsletter called Cute Cuts, which is a technique I developed.  You can see the tutorial here.

Coincidentally, I have a wall sticker with this same sentiment on it in my hallway.  I just love the saying.

I used Technique Junkies Like a Camera.

Thanks for stopping by!

Posted on : Aug 22 2017
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