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 |

Ho Ho Ho


Hello folks.  Are you in the spirit of Christmas?  We had quite the snowfall, and with lots of Christmas music playing in my apartment, presents all wrapped under the tree, it’s beginning to feel a lot like Christmas.

This stamp is called Ho Ho Ho Dog and he was stamped out four times and then masked.  Over top of the mask I used the background stamp called Snowflakes and stamped out my snowflakes.  To be funny, I stamped my dogs in different directions and adhered my images onto Stampin’ Ups! Real Red cardstock.

For my last step I added white stickles to the fur and ball of the hat.

Remember all Technique Junkies Christmas stamps are 25% off until December 15th so order yours today because time is running short.


Posted on : Dec 13 2016
Posted under cards, Christmas |

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 |

Joyeux Noel


Hello folks.  Are you filled with as much Christmas spirit as I am?  After making two styles of Christmas cards (this was one of them), I realized 35 cards wasn’t enough so off I am to make 20 more of these Santa cards this evening.

Technique Junkies has a lot of wonderful sentiments that would work for this card, but I settled on Joyeux Noel because French is Canada’s second language and it just somehow felt fitting to use it.

Right now all Christmas stamps are 25% off until December 15th.  You can see all the Christmas stamps here.  Technique Junkies is having the 30 days of Christmas where a new card is made by Pat and the design team for 30 days which runs through to December 15th.  You can see the cards on the Design Junkies blog.

Now onto the deets on my card.  I follow Stamp & Scrap with Frenchie and she posted this card with a video tutorial.  Her tutorial was very easy to follow, thus making 20 of these cards very easy.

Have a very nice day, and thank you for stopping by!

Posted on : Nov 29 2016
Posted under cards, Christmas, Technique Junkies Stamps |

All is Calm, All is Bright


Hello fellow stampers.  This was a very fun card to make as I did some experimenting with clear embossing powder with flecks of silver, which you will see better below.  I had to take my card at this angle so you can see the beauty of the stamp itself.

This Technique Junkies background stamped called Pinecones really intrigued me and after pondering what I was going to do to showcase its’ beauty, I settled on taking a finger dauber and I inked up the pine needles in SU’s Old Olive and sponged the pinecones with Distress Ink in Walnut Stain.  Next, I lightly spritzed the stamp with water to reactivate the ink and quickly stamped it out on vanilla cardstock.

After the image dried, I covered the card front with VersaMark and then sprinkled Tsukinek #06 Sparkle over top and heat embossed.  You can see the sparkle below.


All Christmas stamps are 25% off from November 15 to December 15th.

The last step was to stamp out All is Calm in black, then it was cut with an oval scallop die and sponged the edges using Old Olive.

Thank you for stopping by.  You truly made my day!







Posted on : Nov 22 2016
Posted under cards, Christmas, Technique Junkies Stamps |

Do Something Wild


Hello folks!  Dare you do something wild?  Al and I did by putting up our Christmas tree last night.  This is the earliest we’ve put it up, but the Christmas season is so short and the tree makes me happy.

Now onto my card.  I stamped out Poppy from Technique Junkies on Copic paper and coloured it with my Copic markers.  Poppys are not always red.  If you google poppies you will see a wide variety of colours.  My sentiment comes from Things I want to do and is an all time favourite.  It has so many cute sayings.

For this card I used the Dylusions Resist Technique for my border and it came from the Technique Junkie Newsletter in the April 2014 issue.

Have a great day, and enjoy the warm weather because snow will be here before we know it.

Posted on : Nov 16 2016
Posted under Technique Junkies Stamps |

How to Make a Teabag Holder

Hello fellow stampers and friends.  Beth Norman here with a cute tea bag holder which pairs perfectly with this month’s stamp release called Like a TeacupThe best part of today’s post, is a gentle reminder that today is the last day to receive your 15% off discount from Technique Junkies November Release.

Supplies:  Score board or blade, ribbon, small circle punch red line tape, One 3 1/2? x 7 3/4? cardstock, One 6 1/2? x 7? designer paper

Place your cardstock horizontally and score at 3 1/2? and 4 1/4?

Place your designer paper so the short end is along the top.  Score at 1/2? and 3 1/2?

Add Red Line tape to the top of your cardstock where it was scored as shown above

Fold your second score line and tuck it under the first score line.  Fold over the small score line with the Red Line tape and burnish well.

With the long side placed horizontally score at 3 5/8?

Turn the designer paper over and score, once again, at 3 5/8?

Fold your two score lines as shown

Take your circle punch and punch our a U-shape.  Repeat for the other side

Place Red Line tape in between the two score lines

Adhere designer paper onto cardstock in between the two score lines

Add teabags into slots and close with ribbon (approximately 25″ then trimmed accordingly).  Finally, add Like a Teacup onto the front of your tea bag holder.




Posted on : Nov 08 2016
Posted under Projects, Technique Junkie Newsletter, Tutorials |

Halloween 2016

Had a blast at Al’s daughter’s house for a Halloween party.  Julie outdid herself with the decorations as you will see.


Urggggg, I’ve got a lass who can read fortunes.  Those who had their fortunes read were told they had a short life span and they were going to die, then I ran my sword through them!


All the gold and jewellry a pirate can hold.


What was left of one trick or treater.


Going to sea mate?


Taking this lass out to sea.


The wolf coming the rescue


Urggg.  It’s out to sea with you.  Bring the drink.



Watch out for scurvy about the ship.



Posted on : Nov 04 2016
Posted under Personal Photos |

New Release for Technique Junkies and News


Welcome fellow Technique Junkies, friends and stampers.  Today is the new November release day, and the last for 2016, and I can’t tell you how much fun I had making these cards.  I challenged myself to stick to blue as my focal colour scheme.


You won’t want to miss out on all the delightful cards on this hop, so please start at Design Junkies blog if you haven’t already.  If you came from Ro Donner’s blog, you’re certainly on the right track. Ro is new to the team and what a creative stamper she is.  So glad to have Ro on board.

For my first card I used Wonderful World which is one of my all time favourites by Louis Armstrong.  The flower is hand punched and then run through the Cuttlebug to give it some dots.  It has three layers.

For my next card, I used the background stamp called Teatime and the focal image used Like a Teacup.  I’m a die hard coffee drinker at work, but I love to come home to a big mug of tea while I’m knitting or colouring in front of the TV.


For this card my background was created by using the Technique Blended Stains which can be found on the Artistic Effects CD.


For my last card, using Country Church, I wanted a winter theme.  First, I masked the moon, and then sponged several blues over top of my white embossing.  This card is so much nicer in real life.  In fact, I’m going to make 30 more of them to use as my Christmas cards.

Now it’s on to Pam DeChellis’ blog where you will find some more cool inspiration.

Technique Junkies will be having the 30 Days of Christmas beginning November 15th and will run through until December 15th.  You will see Pat’ work and the Design Team’s work, all using Christmas stamps, or stamps that can be turned into a Christmas card or project. 




Posted on : Nov 01 2016
Posted under cards, Technique Junkies Stamps |

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