Life is Like a Roller Coaster

Technique Junkies, Flap Fold 1

Hello stamping friends.  Indeed life is like a roller coaster and heaven knows I’ve been on one for a couple of years.  The latest dip was when I received notice that the owners of the condo we are renting wants to sell.  What?!  We didn’t know we were renting a pre-owned unit.  They neglected to tell us when we signed the lease last year.  So long to a unit with a water view and view of the Bluewater Bridge to the US, as well as three bedrooms.  We are moving inland to a two bedroom apartment.  The move is a little easier after we received our heating bill for January/February (we heat by electricity and keep it cool) which was $600.  Wowza.  Just another example of life on a roller coaster.

Technique Junkies, Flap Fold 2

This Flap Fold was made using Like a Roller Coaster, and the fold can be found on the Fancy Folds & Motion Paper Crafts.

Thank you for stopping by!

Posted on : Apr 28 2015
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Meow Chicka Meow Meow

Technique Junkies, Meow Chicka Meow Meow

Good day stamping friends.

Today I have a card for you that uses Meow Chicka from the April release of the Technique Junkies.  I thought the Grunged Stencil technique, from the Sensational Stencils CD would make a great pairing.  I have quite a few stencils to use on many techniques that can be found on the CD.

Pat Huntoon posted a free technique on the Design Junkie blog which you might want to check out.  There are endless possibilities with stencils.

Technique Junkies now sells stencils.

Have a great day, and thanks for stopping by.

Posted on : Apr 20 2015
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Cheers for Gelato Rub

Technique Junkies Stamps, Gelato Rub, Cheers

Three cheers for Gelato Rub technique which is found on the Technique Junkie Newsletter’s Artistic Effects CD.  I wanted to show off the colourful background so I used a background stamp with large open areas.  Both stamps are from Technique Junkies Stamps.  My pink paper comes from my stash of SU DP.

Hope you are having a great week.

Posted on : Apr 14 2015
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Finding Our Way

Technique Junkies, Distressed Removal, Sensational Stencils CD

Happy Saturday friends.  Hope you’re having a nice one so far.

I’m entering this card into the Craft Stamper “Color” challenge.  The technique that I used for my card is from the Technique Junkies Sensational Stencils CD and is called Distressed Removal.  It is just one of the many tutorials that I shot for Technique Junkies.  I love using stencils and this is one of my favourite techniques.

I used SD620 Whimsical Garden and SD413 Find Our Way stamps.  This sentiment seems fitting for the dandilions, don’t you think?

My next card uses the Double Stamped Resist technique from Bodacious Background CD.

Technique Junkies Stamps, Best Wishes

I used SS043 Holiday 2 Flourish Sentiments and S516 Flower Tapestry along with SD620 Whimsical Garden.

Hope you’re enjoying some sun and warmer temperatures today.  Finally, the sun is peaking through today, which is rare for winter and spring in southern Ontario (Canada).

Posted on : Apr 11 2015
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Jenny’s Coat

Technique Junkies Stamps, Jenny's Coat

Good day friends.  How is your week going so far?  I’m having a great time here in Atlanta visiting with my family, but I do miss my Al.  He has a quick whit and funny sense of humour that I miss.

Today’s card uses Jenny’s Coat technique which can be found on the Designer Paper Perfection CD, one of my favourite CD’s.  Why?  Because I consider myself to be a paper piggy.  I love all kinds of paper.  When I order from Stampn’ Up! the order mainly consists of paper.  I made a promise to myself to slow down on my designer paper buying, but when our local stamp store had a garage sale, I couldn’t resist all the Stampin’ Up! paper that there was.  I felt like I found a little piece of heaven.  Do you do the same thing and hoard paper?

I should also mention that I used the Whisped Frames technique around my sentiment.  It is a technique that I use all the time.  It seems to complete the image, don’t you think?

I love the flourish stamp because it leaves a large open area for the designer paper to peak through.  All stamps are from Technique Junkies Stamps.

Have a great week!

Posted on : Apr 07 2015
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Technique Junkies Stamps Blog Hop


Wowza, Wowza, Wowza, do we have lots of news to share with you.  Pat Huntoon now owns Technique Junkies Stamps and today we are introducing the new Design Team, Website and stamps.  TJ is running a SALE in celebration of all things new!  Stamps in the store will be a generous 15% off from April 1-April 8th

The blog hop starts with the Design Junkies Blog so you might want to start the hop there so you don’t miss a single thing.

To be taken to the stamp that I am using, simply click on the name of the stamp.  For some reason it is not highlighted.

Pencil and Ink resized

I am using April release stamps and couldn’t be happier.  If you know me, you know I like to colour and I spent approximately six hours colouring S615 Darling Blooms with prismacolor pencil crayons and OMS.  As you can imagine, I did it over a couple of sittings.  I like this card so much, I made it my wallpaper on my phone.  I added the sentiment SDX050 Always be There.  I used the Pencil and Ink technique from the Bodacious Backgrounds CD.

Giraffe resized

My next card uses a technique that I developed for the Technique Junkie Newsletter simply called Giraffe.  The stamp I used is SD601 Stand Tall.  Who doesn’t love giraffes?  Pat used a Washi Tape technique from Washi Tape & Ribbons and you can see her card here.

Let me introduce the Design Team

Sally Lynn MacDonald
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The next person you need to visit is Jane Bosi who has some awesome work to share with you.

Posted on : Apr 01 2015
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Burnished Embossing

Technique Junkies Stamps, Burnished Embossing, A LIttle Bird

Hello folks.  I am so excited because I am flying out (from Canada’s late winter) to visit my mom and sisters in Atlanta, Georgia for the week.  I’m so looking forward to being in warmer weather after the cold arctic winter we had this year.  I’m bringing my prismacolor pencil crayons, OMS, and images to colour in my spare time when I’m not knitting along with the rest of the family.

My card seems fitting for my trip as I will be hearing tiny little adventurous birds in the tree branches.

I used my favourite branch stamp and paired it with a cute little sentiment.  Both stamps are from the Technique Junkies Stamps.

I used the Burnished Embossing technique which can be found on the Stampin Companion CD.

Soon there will be a new website and I’m as anxious as the rest of the new Design Team for Technique Junkies Stamps.  I’m so thankful to Pat Huntoon for keeping me on her team.

Posted on : Mar 31 2015
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Adventurous Bird

Technique Junkies Stamps, Gelatos Direct, Tiny Bird

Hello friends.  Today I have a card that uses gelatos and is a technique called Gelatos Direct which can be found on the Technique Junkie’s Bodacious Background CD.

I love the softness of the background so that my stamped images really pop.  Today I stamped out my bird image in black, but I usually colour my stamp with Tombow markers and huff on the stamp then stamp it out.

Have a great week!

Posted on : Mar 24 2015
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How Stamps are Made

Pat Huntoon produced a quick video of how stamps are made.  I found it very interesting and wanted to share.


Posted on : Mar 16 2015
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Agate background, Sunflowers and Dragonflies

Happy Sunday friends.

I belong to a forum for cardmakers called Artsy Inkers and there is a challenge put on by Far North to use our alcohol inks, and this is what I came up with.  We would love to have new cardmakers join our forum.  We are mostly made up of people displaced with the closing of Two Peas in a Bucket last year.

My main image is from Chocolate Baroque and the sentiment is from Stampin’ Up!

I made this card for a coworker who finds out on Tuesday if the deal on her first house goes through.  I’m being optimistic that the deal will go through.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend, and have a great week.

Posted on : Mar 15 2015
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