Happy Birthday

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Happy Saturday folks.  I work every other weekend and am so happy to be off this weekend, giving me time to catch up on making some cards and uploading to two blogs.  Tonight is pizza night and I couldn’t be happier then to be spending it with my man.

This card was made on commission.  I have eight different cards to make for this order so you’ll be seeing a variety of stamping companies.  I just love Stamping Bella, don’t you?

Image was coloured with Prismacolor pencil crayons and odorless mineral spirits.  Flowers were made from a punch and run through the Cuttlebug to give it some polka dots.

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Enjoy your weekend and happy stamping!


Posted on : Mar 05 2016
Posted under cards |

Technique Junkies March Blog Hop

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Welcome to the Technique Junkie release party.  Today we are having a blog hop that will showcase March’s new releases, and boy oh boy are you in for a treat.  You’ll want to start at the beginning so please visit the Design Junkies blog to begin.  If you arrived from Robin Redd’s blog, you’re certainly on the right track.  I love Robin’s work and how well she showcased the newly released stamp.

AS ALWAYS, NEWLY RELEASED MARCH STAMPS WILL BE ON SALE UNTIL MARCH 8TH.  THEY WILL BE 15% OFF.

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My card uses the Tri Shutter card which can be found on the Fancy Folds and Motion CD.  I’m a huge owl lover and love the newly released Owls stamp, which I stamped out in the centre of the Tri Shutter and then stamped them out again and cut out one of the owls and added them to my end pieces.  I paired them with dies from Cottage Cutz.  The Little Owl die was cut out four times, in various colours and glued together to create a nicely coloured owl.  The Fall Owl Border was glued along the top to add interested to my card.  Designer Paper is a very old matt stack from K&Co.

My card also uses Pennant Set 5 and my sentiment was stamped out using Groovy Love Upper stamp set.

Technique Junkies, Sunflowers and Dragonflies, Whimsical World

As you know, I love to colour and went nuts over this Whimsical World stamp.  I used Prismacolor pencil crayons and odorless mineral spirits to blend out the colour.  I added curly dies to the corners of my image, and for a little interest I sponged on a dark green onto the tips of the die cuts.

Now it’s time to visit Pat Huntoon’s blog where you will find a cool project.


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

Afternoon Tea

Technique Junkies, Sunflowers and Dragonflies, Just a Note

Hello folks.  I was inspired by a Mojo Monday sketch when designing my card.  I used Technique Junkies Afternoon Tea which I coloured with Prismacolor Pencil Crayons and Odorless Mineral Spirits.

I embossed with white embossing powder using Big Flourish and finished by adding a sentiment from Sentimental Sayings.

Cardstock:  Pretty in Pink and Certainly Celery; Ink:  Certainly Celery, black Versafine; Flowers, Prima

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Have a great week!


Posted on : Feb 23 2016
Posted under cards, Technique Junkies Stamps |

Thank You

Technique Junkies, Sunflowers and Dragonflies, Thank You

Masculine cards are difficult to make, aren’t they?!  When I saw this Thank You stamp (Impression Obsession) at Sarnia’s new craft store, Crafty Kat Creations, I knew right away that it was going to fit the bill for a card I needed to make.  I did lots of embossing and distressing with ink.

I gold edged my cogs and wheels background with a Krylon Pen and added gold paper from Paper-Garden.ca

Paper-Garden still has free shipping on orders over $50.  I love the high quality and thickness of their cardstock.

I hope you’re having a good weekend.


Posted on : Feb 20 2016
Posted under cards |

How to Mask and Create a Picket Fence

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I had so much fun making this card that I made four of them.  Don’t you just love the distressed look of the fence?  Today I will show you how to mask your image to create clouds around the cat, and create this distressed fence.

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Supplies:

Kitty Watching SD635 stamp; Distress Inks (I used Spiced Marmalade, Faded Jeans and Old Paper); blue ink (for sky); score board with bone folder; cloud die cut (I cut mine by hand); (2) card stock 4 x 5 ¼; scissors; wide sticky note; sponge dauber; water spritzer; grass/icicle punch; paper flowers; colouring medium (not in photo); paper cutter (not in photo); adhesive (not in photo); green card stock (not in photo); matt card stock 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 (not in photo)

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Cut your cardstock to 4″ x 5 1/4″ and score at every 1/4″

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Turn your cardstock over so the embossed lines are raised.  With your lightest colour, streak your colour onto your cardstock.

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Mist your card stock with water.

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As done previously, streak inks onto card stock.  To avoid horizontal streaks, glide your colour from top to bottom without stopping.

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Stamp your kitty out onto white card stock ensuring the whiskers touch the top of your cardstock.  Next, stamp out your image on a wide sticky note.  Ensure the ears are at the top of the sticky note so that when you cut, the stickiness is on the top half of the cat.  It doesn’t matter that the whiskers go over the edge of the sticky note.  Cut out the cat’s face.

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Create a cloud.  I like to use watercolour paper so I have a sturdy piece of paper that can be reused over and over again.  Place your cloud down and sponge ink along the top of the cloud.  Repeat until the whole area around the cat is finished.

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Photo of completed sky.

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Next, colour your cat as desired.

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Along the black line and side and bottom, add adhesive.

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Once you adhere your fence, turn over your card and cut along the bottom to create a 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 inch card.  Embellish as desired.


Posted on : Feb 16 2016
Posted under Tutorials |

A Good Friend

Technique Junkies, Sunflowers and Dragonflies, A Good Friend

Hello stampers.  Do you ever discover a shortcut that makes sense and makes you jump up in the air?  Well, I discovered I can spray eight A2 backgrounds at once.  After gowning up in my art bib and rubber gloves, I laid out a green garbage bag on my stamp table and laid out eight A2 pieces of cardstock and went to town spraying with my Dylusion sprays.  I let them dry while I went to work and when I got home I stacked them up and pressed them under something heavy.  Whalaa, no curled edges.

I stamped my background with P013 Vintage Music.  Next, I stamped out S448 Big Flourish with VersaMark and embossed with white embossing powder.  Finally, I stamped out SD580 A Good Friend and used a circle punch to punch out the sentiment and used pop dots to raise it up.  All stamps are Technique Junkies.

I like this card so much I’m making eight of them to sell.  After a lot of encouragement from family, I’ve decided to start selling my cards.  I am a closet hoarder and have about 70 to 100 cards I’ve made over the years just sitting in rubbermaid totes, so I’m going to take the time to sort them out and put them in bundles of eight.  Oh boy, do I hate to part with them!

What do you do with your cards?


Posted on : Feb 15 2016
Posted under cards, Technique Junkies Stamps |

Owl Colouring Book

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Finished my first page in my owl colouring book.  This page took approximately 10 to 11 hours to do with Prismacolor pencil crayons and odorless mineral spirits.


Posted on : Feb 12 2016
Posted under Projects |

Let’s Roll

Technique Junkies, Sunflowers and Dragonflies, Let's Roll

C’mon folks, let’s roll. Can’t you just hear the dog talking now?  What dog doesn’t love to have a car ride.   As a kid, my pet dog would just love to get out of the yard and the only way we could catch Fritz was to drive the car and coax him in.  It worked every time.

My main image, Let’s Roll by Technique Junkies, was watercoloured with Tombow markers. I used the Stencil Spray with a Twist technique from the April 2014 edition of the Technique Junkie Newsletter and it just happens to be on the Sensational Stencils CD.  For my background I used Vintage Music.


Posted on : Feb 08 2016
Posted under cards, Technique Junkies Stamps |

Crafty Kat Creations Craft Store Open in Sarnia

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With three scrapbook and craft stores closing in one year, Sarnia, Ontario, has long been in a need for a craft store.  Kathryne Knowles, owner of Crafty Kat Creations opened her store at 140 Christina Street North in the old Taylor’s Furniture Building, in September.  It can’t be missed as it is on the corner of Cromwell and Christina in a bright red building.

Please note that you have to walk through Costumes Canada to reach the back of the store where Crafty Kat Creations hangs out.

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There is a large range of products for scrapbookers, stampers and mixed media artists.  Just look at all the Ranger goodness.  They even carry Color Bursts, a much sought after product new in the market of mixed media.

They offer Kids Club Classes where ages 4 to 12 are invited to create one or two projects for $10.  It’s a great time to drop off your children to run errands.  Snacks are provided.  The next class will be held on Saturday, February 20th.  More details can be found on their Facebook Page; just search for Crafty Kat Creations and you’ll find it.

It’s child’s play time at the store too.  You can hold a birthday party, or a whatever party for children where crafts will be made.  Please see Kathryne, or Presley, for details.

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There is an abundance of awesome dies from Ranger, Impression Obsession, Lawn Fawn, Tim Holtz.  They also carry Dylusion sprays, and color bursts as mentioned previously.

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And, of course, I had to add my favourite products, Crazy Birds and accessories.  Crazy Cats are due in the store shortly.

Occasionally there are card classes, which will be posted to their Facebook Page.  3 cards are offered for $15.

And for you Stampin Up! fans, you’ll be pleased to know there are SU products in the store as well as a catalogue for ordering.

Local artists have their work on display, for free.  So if you are an artist and have something that you want to share, please speak to Kathryne or Presley.

At the present time the store accepts cash or credit only.  Debit has not been set up yet.

Go take a peak and tell them Beth sent you.


Posted on : Feb 05 2016
Posted under Freebies and Links |

You Go, Girl!

Technique Junkies, Sunflowers and Dragonflies, Hang in There

Hi, folks, I’m here with a puuurfect new stamp from February’s Technique Junkies release called Hang in There, which was coloured with Prismacolor pencil crayons and OMS.

My background was stamped out using Random Circles background stamp, and the technique I used is called Distressed Rainbow Strips from the August 2013 issue of the Technique Junkie Newsletter.   The sentiment I used came from the Simple Sentiments 2a set.

Don’t forget, February released stamps are on sale until February 8th.


Posted on : Feb 04 2016
Posted under cards, Technique Junkies Stamps |

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