Happy Birthday, Sarah

Hello folks.  Another October birthday is upon me.  This time it’s my daughter’s birthday.  I used Technique Junkies Hello Cupcake, set of 7 and paired it with the Washi Herringbone technique from the February 2014 issue of the Technique Junkie Newsletter.

Happy Birthday, Sarah.

Posted on : Oct 14 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
Posted under cards, Technique Junkies Stamps |

Stampn’ Up! Saturday – Kind and Caring Thoughts

Hello friends and fellow stampers.  Welcome to Stampn’ Up! Saturday where I try to post every Saturday a card using one of my Stampn’ Up! sets.  To see a close up on my card see below.

Heidi, of My Little Stamping Blog has inspired me to pull out some designer paper.  She has an eye for what papers should be used.  Since I am a paper piggy I decided to pull out some Stampn’ Up! DP (Falling in Love) and paired it with my Kind and Caring Thoughts stamp set.

To create colour on my image, I coloured the flowers with a Tombow marker and lightly spritzed water on my stamp.  The same thing was done with my sentiment, using a light and dark pink, but there is no dramatic difference.

Sadly, I had two sympathy cards I had to send out in a matter of a month.  I ran out of handmade sympathy cards and (GASP), had to buy a Hallmark card.

Thanks for stopping by!

Posted on : Oct 07 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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Random Acts of Kindness (RAK)

Hi there fellow stampers and friends.  Today I’m sharing some RAK’s I received.

Recently it was my birthday, and my dear pen friend, Nancy Gibson, from Texas, asked me to write out a wish list from the Stampn’ Up! catalogue as she knows very well how much I love SU.  I didn’t know what she was going to choose from my list and the anticipation was killing me.  I squeeled with joy when I opened up my box to find all this goodness.  Thank you Nancy.

My dear friend Kate made us “Wednesday luncheon and crafting” ladies table runners.  I guess it’s no secret that I love sunflowers and dragonflies and so my runner had them both on the runner.

Every Wednesay five of us ladies get together for a luncheon and crafting mid morning through to the afternoon.  Because I work shift work, I can only attend every other week when I’m on 3-11.  Vera, the host, kindly makes us a lovely lunch before we set into our projects.  Me, I’m alternating between felt work, knitting and colouring, while the others knit and crochet.  Thank you Kate for the lovely runner.

A dear friend, Robina, who goes all the way back to high school with Al, surprised me with a tea towel she embroidered when I invited her and her family over for supper recently.  My birthday present included this tea towel, an elongated trivet for food, along with the new body butter and bath bombs that Robina is now making.  Robina embroiders clothing for her children and is currently undergoing painting murals for her two girls’ bedrooms.  Thanks Robina.

Thanks for stopping by today.  Next week holds a Technique Junkie blog hop with a wonderful release of new stamps.  Stay tuned…

Posted on : Sep 23 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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Splitcoaststampers Featured Stamper of the Week

This week I was pleasantly surprised to find out I am the Featured Stamper of the week at Splitcoaststampers.  You can read about it here.

The gallery in which stampers created their own cards, using one of mine to inspire them can be found here.

Posted on : Sep 18 2017
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Technique Junkies Monthly Challenge – Transitional Ombre

Hello fellow stampers and fellow Technique Junkies.

This month’s new challenge is called Transitional Ombre and is such an easy technique that I hope to see a lot of participants for a chance to win a $25 gift certificate.

The stamp I used is called Besties and reminds me of the fun I had in the water this summer.  Recently, I dipped my toes in the Atlantic ocean.  I noticed the cold didn’t bother the children who were having fun in the waves, while us adults were less brave and sat and watched the world go by.

You can get 10% off your order by using code TJ10Beth.

Have a great day, and thanks for stopping by.



Posted on : Sep 12 2017
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