Happy Valentines Day

Happy Valentines

Hello Folks, it’s been a while since I created a card full of layers and boy was it fun.  I couldn’t resist a sale on a paper stack from Michael’s at half price and was pleased to use them all on this card.

Don’t you just love this Happy Valentine’s Day stamp by the Technique Junkies?  It seems like circles are all the rage right now and this stamp fits nicely into my Spellbinder’s circle die and coordinating scallop circle.

I used polka dot Washi tape on my horizontal strip and added a coordinating flower.

Have a great week.  It’s half over for some of us (I have to work the weekend) but I do get Thursday off.

Thank you for stopping by.

Posted on : Jan 12 2016
Posted under cards, Technique Junkies Stamps |

Contemporary Floral

Technique Junkies, Sunflowers and Dragonflies, Just a Note

Hi folks.  I hope you are having a wonderful holiday season.  There hasn’t been a lot of time to make cards, aside from the 50 handmade Christmas cards I made, but I managed to pump out this card while waiting for my daughter and son-in-law to arrive to celebrate Christmas on Saturday.

First off, I would like to say I cased Shirley’s card.  She always has such delightful backgrounds and full cards.  I encourage you to go and take a peak at her work.  Here you can see a beautiful arrangement of Christmas cards that are just so yummy.

I created my background by spraying with Dylusions and then sponging Marina Mist ink over top a stencil.  Next, I heat embossed white embossing powder over top, and then finished off my card.  I finished my card using Staming Bella’s sketch.  I incorporated Marina Mist in the mat and ink as well.

I found this post in draft.  Sorry it didn’t post when it was supposed to a couple of weeks ago, hence my speaking of Christmas.

Technique Junkies stamps used:  Contemporary Floral and Simple Sentiments 2a


Posted on : Jan 09 2016
Posted under cards, Technique Junkies Stamps |

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
Posted under Freebies and Links, Uncategorized |

Blue Jeans

Technique Junkies, Sunflowers and Dragonflies, Blue Jeans card

Happy New Year!

Isn’t this a great card for the man in your life?  I made an extra one for a dear friend who lives in his blue jeans.

I first stamped out using Blue Jeans Background using SU Pacific Point ink.  Next, I used a dark beige piece of cardstock that looks like leather, just like on real blue jeans.  I stamped out Happy Birthday in black using Holidays 2 Flourish Sentiments.  And if you look closely you’ll see a Cheers! stamp from the Simple Sentiments 2a set.

My Happy Birthday patch uses the Faux Stitching technique from the April 2006 issue of the Technique Junkie Newsletter.  Brads were added to the patch and above the Cheers! sentiment.

All January release stamps are on sale by 15% until January 8th. 

You can find January release stamps here.

Thank you for stopping by!

Posted on : Jan 05 2016
Posted under cards, Technique Junkies Stamps |

Kicking off the New Year with a Technique Junkie Blog Hop

Technique Junkies, Sunflowers and Dragonflies, Book Card 4

Wowza, here we are at 2016.  Happy New Year to everyone!  Today we are sharing new stamps, hot off the press, for the new year.  You know me, I love to design something a little different for our blog hops, so I created this book card for all you book lovers.  Personally, I can’t get enough books and I still visit the library, have an e-book, and read hard covered books, along with the occasional paperback book.  If you want to make a book card, follow this link to Splitcoaststampers. It is the tutorial I followed.

So, when Pat sent me my book stamps I went crazy for them, and you can too, because all of the January releases are SALE PRICES, at 15% off, until January 8th.  (please note the stamp you see on the left is not a January release).

Please, don’t miss a thing and start at the Design Junkies blog where I promise you will see very inspirational work, not to be missed.  If you came from Tonya Davidson’s blog then you’re on the right track.  Tonya is new to our team and brings with her a lot of talent.  Don’t you just love her project?

Technique Junkies, Sunflowers and Dragonflies, Book Card 1

This is my front cover to my book card.  The large background stamp is called Books Background and the sentiment is called Bookworms, which comes with 6 awesome sentiments.  You can decorate your sentiment like I did by taking a gold Krylon pen and edging it with the ink.

My corner bookmark was made following a tutorial on the 3D and Fun Folds CD.  The version on the CD is full size, but for the purpose of wanting it to fit my card front, I scaled the size down by half.

For a close up look of the inside I used a sentiment from Bookworms.  Once again, I used a Krylon pen to edge in gold.

Technique Junkies, Sunflowers and Dragonflies, Book Card 3

Some of you may be old enough to remember taking library books out with an old-fashioned stamped date.  So, how cute is this Library Stamp.  I always got so much pleasure out of seeing the previous dates tucked in the library pocket of the book that I was reading.

Technique Junkies, Sunflowers and Dragonflies, Book Card 2

it’s time for you to head off to our leader, Pat Huntoon’s blog, where you will find even more fantastic inspiration.

Posted on : Jan 01 2016
Posted under Technique Junkies Stamps |

Merry Christmas

Technique Junkies, Sunflowers and Dragonflies, O Holy NIght

To all my friends, family, readers and visitors, I wish you a very Merry Christmas.  May you have a very Happy New Year!

Stamps by Technique Junkies

Oh Holy Night

Ornament 1

Posted on : Dec 25 2015
Posted under Christmas, Technique Junkies Stamps |

Paper Garden Card Contest

Just a friendly reminder to visit Paper-Garden.ca to vote for my card here. I really appreciate you taking the time to do this for me.



Posted on : Dec 16 2015
Posted under Uncategorized |

With Heartfelt Sympathy

Technique Junkies, Sunflowers and Dragonflies, With Heartfelt Sympathy

Hello folks!  Today I changed things up a bit by posting a sympathy card rather than a Christmas card.  When I was looking over my stamps, this adorable little angel tugged at my heart.  Who knows, she might make it into a Christmas card yet.  I used black and SU Marina Mist.

Technique Junkie Stamps used:

Angel with Bouquet

With Sympathy, Set of 5

Peonies (background stamp)

I hope you’re having a wonderful holiday season!

Posted on : Dec 15 2015
Posted under Uncategorized |

Charlie Brown Christmas

Sunflowers and Dragonflies, Charlie Brown Christmas

Hello folks.  I hope you are enjoying the Christmas and holiday season.  I still find myself making Christmas cards, and this is one I just completed.  For my birthday my son bought me Peanut stamps so I thought since we just saw the Peanuts movie I would turn these stamps into a Christmas card by simply matting the images on Christmas coloured cardstock and Christmas paper.  Magic of Christmas was stamped as the title.

This card will go to my son with a gift card in it.

Happy Holidays!

Posted on : Dec 13 2015
Posted under cards, Christmas |

Paper-Garden.ca Card Challenge

Technique Junkies, Sunflowers and Dragonflies, Believe in the Magic

Hi folks.  You may recognize a version of this card I recently posted.  I remade six more and added Technique Junkies Believe in the Magic of Christmas as the title to the card.  Also stamped out is Merry Christmas 2 and Flourished Christmas Tree.

My card was watercoloured with Tombow markers and Distress Inks.

I am entering this in the Paper-Garden.ca Christmas Card Challenge which you can find here.  You are welcome to add your card, and to vote.  You have until December 17th to do so.


Prize #1 Reader Voting: Winner is chosen by votes from your blog readers, and Paper Garden customers. Limit one vote per person.

  • $100 to spend at Paper-Garden.ca
  • 10 Red and 10 Green Lollipops
  • 10 Sheets of Red Cardstock (one color – winner’s choice)
  • 10 Sheets of Green Cardstock (one color – winner’s choice)
  • 10 Sheets of White Cardstock (one color – winner’s choice)

Prize #2 Peer Choice: Paper Garden will choose 4 finalists. Bloggers who participated in the challenge will then vote for their favourite mani.

  • $100 to spend at Paper-Garden.ca
  • 10 Red and 10 Green Lollipops
  • 10 Sheets of Red Cardstock (one color – winner’s choice)
  • 10 Sheets of Green Cardstock (one color – winner’s choice)
  • 10 Sheets of White Cardstock (one color – winner’s choice)

Posted on : Dec 10 2015
Posted under cards, Christmas, Technique Junkies Stamps, Watercolours |

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