Our Deepest Condolences

Hello folks!   Sympathy cards are always so hard to do, but after I made this card, I felt it was fitting for a sympathy card.  For a 10% discount on the stamps I used, or any other product from Technique Junkies simply use my code TJ10Beth.

Here are the steps I did to make this card:

  • Press Distress Oxides onto a silicone mat and spritz with water
  • Take your watercolour paper or 110 lb paper and smoosh the paper into the wet Distress Oxides
  • Let dry completely
  • With a pale ink, add music notes. Here I used Technique Junkies Vintage Music
  • Next stamp a silhouette image over top of the background.  Here I used Growing Wild
  • Add your sentiment.  Here I used With Sympathy, set of 5
  • Add a butterfly or other embellishment.

Thanks for stopping by!

Posted on : Jun 12 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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Technique Junkies New Release for June


Hello fellow stampers.  It’s that time again to hop along and see all the goodness for our new June Release.  From now until June 8th, all newly released stamps will be 25% off, and anything else will be 10% off, without an expiration date, if you use my code TJ10Beth.  How’s that for a steal of a deal?

You may want to start at the Design Junkie Blog so you don’t miss a thing, and if you came from Judy Jackson’s wonderful blog then you’re on the right track.  Judy had some really awesome artwork, wouldn’t you agree?

Not only am I a lover of owls, I’m a lover of sunflowers and was tickled when Pat Huntoon’s husband drew this wonderful version called Sunflower Duo.  To make the clouds I cut out the shape of a cloud and sponged Mermaid Lagoon Distress Oxide after colouring my flowers with Copic markers and Prismacolor coloured pencil.  I added a fence and to that the sentiment from Sunflower Sentiments, set of 2.

My background was created by stamping Distress Oxides (Mermaid Lagoon and Broken China) onto a coated mat, then sprtized with water.  My 110 lb cardstock was then run overtop of the Distress Oxides until the background was completely covered.  I created a background using Distress Oxides in Picked Raspberry and Twisted Citron for my shells.  Once completely dried I stamped Mermaid Kisses on the blue and Buoy Shells (not a new release) over the pink and cut out the shells.



My background was created in the same manner as above.  I stamped Fun Starfish and Mermaid Kisses.

Now it’s onto visit the very talented Lynda Pleckan.

Posted on : Jun 01 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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You’re a Hoot

Hello folks.  It’s no secret that I’m an owl lover.  And to prove it, I made a big wall hanging for my stamp room by stamping out You are a Hoot, set of 7 onto my mat, and on the inside I stamped out the sentiment that came with the set as seen below.  If you use my code TJ10Beth you can get 10% off this stamp set, or any other product from the store.  Quite the deal, and everyone loves deals.

SS088 You are a Hoot, Set of 7

This set is well loved by our design team and there are so many samples using this set. You can see more work with this stamp set by clicking here to view the examples that have been made thus far.


Posted on : May 22 2018
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Technique Junkies New Illustrator Hop

Hello fellow stampers.  Welcome to our blog hop that is introducing our new artist, Rita Barakat.  We have 10 new stamps from Rita Bakarat in the Technique Junkies line! You can see all of the new stamps HERE.  I hope you like what you are seeing so far.

Make sure you comment on all the stops along the hop. One lucky person who comments will receive a $25 Technique Junkies Gift Certificate! Comments will be open until Saturday May 19th and the winner will be announced May 20th on the Technique Junkies Blog.

If you came from the talented Kathryn Morrow’s blog you’re on the right track.  You might want to start at the beginning at Design Junkies blog so you don’t miss a thing.


I had a lot of fun colouring my RB007 Monica Fairy image to look like a rainbow.  Just look at her hair.  I love the look of peacock hair when professionally done, don’t you?  The sentiment is called Delight.

Using A Colorful Life Stencils  #acolorfullifedesignsI sprinkled Color Bursts over top of the stencil, lightly spritzed with water and carefully lifted my stencil.  I did not tape my stencil down.

My second card uses Technique Junkies Life is a Song sentiment with RB004 Sing.  If you look closely you will find musical notes in this lovely lady’s hair.

Your next stop is Stephanie Eaton’s blogYou’re in for a real treat.

Posted on : May 15 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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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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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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