Blog Winner

Congratulations Terri from Terri’s Making Cards.  You are the winner of the Technique Junkie stamp blog candy.  Please contact me by e-mailing me from the right hand bar and I will get the stamp off to you.  I am leaving for vacation on Wednesday so if I don’t hear from you before then I’ll mail your package out when I’m back in September.



Posted on : Aug 14 2017
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Stampn’ Up! Saturday – Under the Sea birthday wishes

Happy Saturday everyone!  I’ve got a jammed packed weekend, and tomorrow I’m going to the beach.  The water will be too cold, but I do love sitting in the sun.  Poor Al hates the sun so he will be sitting under the umbrella.  What are your plans for the weekend?

Recently, I attended a paper craft session that took up the whole day, and it was loads of fun.  This is one of the cards we made at one of our tables.  Looking at it now that it’s posted I think I stamped things upside down because the water is on the top–LOL.  Silly me.  We had to work fast in order to complete every project so that’s my story and I’m sticking with it–LOL.

Have a great weekend!

Posted on : Jun 10 2017
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Smack Down Technique

Happy Friday!  Whoop Whoop, I’m off this weekend and will be spending time with my fiance.  We are on opposite shifts for two weeks at a time and I miss him very much.  I’ve kept myself occupied all week, while I’m alone, in my studio making cards for when I’m away in August.  You still need your posts, right?!

This card uses the Smackdown Technique which you can see here on You Tube.

I have two men with upcoming birthdays and thought this would make a cool card for them. I love the background and think I’ll use this technique often.

Stamps:  Stampn’ Up!  True Friend and Sense of Time

Ink:  Stampn’ Up! Crushed Curry, Marigold Morning, Really Rust, Dusty Durango and Distress Ink Walnut Stain

Thanks for stopping by!

Posted on : May 05 2017
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Hey all you Canadians, did you know there is a website that caters to the paper crafter?  It’s called

For you American’s, why not take advantage of the difference in the dollar for extra savings.

My photo shows the gorgeous envelopes they carry in a wide variety of sizes and colours.  Other items they carry are cardstock, ATG guns and adhesive, Washi tape, vellum, glitter cardstock, just to name a few.

Their cardstock is high quality and great for your paper projects and cards.

At this moment there is free shipping on all orders over $50.  That’s a tremendous savings.

Happy shopping!

Posted on : Apr 28 2017
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Do Something Wild

Hello folks.  Are you having a good week so far?

Using Technique Junkies Flourished Floral and Things I Want to do, I used my lonely Inktense watercolour pencil crayons.  I had fun colouring them up and then painting them with a wet brush.  The colours really are intense.

My background uses The Altered Design Paper technique from the April 2009 issue which you can find here.

I’m sure you’ve picked up on the fact that I love this stamp, if you are a regular viewer of my blog.

Thanks for stopping by!

Posted on : Mar 21 2017
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It’s no secret that I love to colour, and one of my New Year’s Resolutions is to do projects for Christmas 2017 ahead of time instead of scrambling at the end.

I’m able to attend a luncheon and craft session bi-weekly before I go into my 3-11 shift.  My girlfriend, Vera, puts on a beautiful lunch for the five of us, and then we each work on our own projects.  Last year I worked on my felt owls and knitting for my soon to be first grandbaby, and currently I’m working on a gingerbread house with Christmas trees made of felt.  With luck, it will be finished by next Christmas–LOL.

At Christmas we have potluck and exchange our homemade wares, and this year I am giving out these 2 1/2″ x 5 3/4″ bookmarks which I am going to have laminated professionally.


I coloured my Chocolate Baroque image, called Garden Lace Scene, with Prismacolor pencil crayons and odorless mineral spirits.  I’m quite pleased with the results.

What New Year’s Resolutions do you have?

Posted on : Jan 13 2017
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Hang in There


Howdy folks.  I hope you had a wonderful Christmas.  I got to spend it with my children for the first time in ten years, on the day of the 25th of December.   Al’s daughter and her boyfriend were with us as well.

Today I have cats, cats, cats.  Although I don’t own a cat I love anything cats–stamps, t-shirts, and even my day planner has gorgeous cats on them.

I stamped out Hipster Cats and Hang in There to decorate the Double Gatefold card found on the Fancy Folds and Motion Paper Crafts CD.


I stamped the inside with Hang in There Sentiment.

Have a Happy New Year.  Let’s talk New Years Resolutions in my next post, shall we?

Posted on : Dec 27 2016
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Sweet and Fragrant

Technique Junkies, Sunflowers and Dragonflies, Sweet and Fragrant

Hello folks.  As you can see I’m on a colouring roll and couldn’t wait to sit down and take the time to colour up Elegant Mums from Technique Junkies.  Also from their line is the sentiment Sentimental Sayings.

Did you catch the blog hop for the newly released stamp sets?  You can start at the Design Junkie blog.  Newly released stamps are 15% off until May 8th.

Take care and happy stamping!

Posted on : May 03 2016
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Discounts, Eye Candy and RAK

Hello friends.  Along my travels this week I found some deals and eye candy to share.  Enjoy!


Owl RAK from Nancy Gibson

I have several “penpals” through my blogging and Technique Junkies, and my dear penpal, Nancy from Texas, sent me a “just because” package of the most delicious goodness.  She knows how I love owls and I’m itching to use them, and I know just the card I’m going to make.  Thank you, Nancy.  You made my day!

Cheers everyone!

Posted on : Jan 28 2016
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Eye Candy

It’s been a long time since I shared some of my favourite things I found on the internet, and I hope you find it interesting too.

I hope you enjoyed this little snipet of goodness.






Posted on : Jan 07 2016
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