I’ll always be there

Technique Junkies, Sunflowers and Dragonflies, Flourish

Good morning peeps, as my dear friend Beth would say.  Hope you are all well and have a little bit warmer weather than we are having here in Southern Ontario, Canada.

I created my background with Dylusions spray and stamped my background with Technique Junkies Vintage Music, and then heat embossed Big Flourish over top with white embossing powder.  My sentiment that I added is called Always Be There.

I just love the embossed flourish over top of the music notes.  Embossing adds such a richness, wouldn’t you agree?

Take care, and have a good weekend.

Posted on : Jun 07 2015
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Get Well Wishes

Sunflowers and Dragonflies, Stamping Bella Cancer

Hello fellow stampers.  How is your week going?

I just made this card, on behalf of my department, for a co-worker who is off work for five weeks due to cancer.  We wish her all the best.

My background was stamped with a large background stamp from Impression Obsession.  It was stamped with VersaMark and heat embossed with white embossing powder.  Then, I used my heart embossing folder and ran it through my Cuttlebug.  My flowers were made by punching them with a punch, run through the Cuttlebug using my Swiss Dots embossing folder, and then with my flower-making kit I used the tweezers to shape the flowers.

My image is from Stamping Bella, and was coloured with Copic markers.

Thanks for stopping by.  Have a great day!

Posted on : Jun 04 2015
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Technique Junkies June Release Blog Hop

Wow, are we at June already?  It’s time for another blog hop for the June release from Technique Junkies.  You should start this hop at the beginning so you don’t miss a thing.  If you came from Pam DeChellis’ blog, you’re on the right track.  Don’t you think Pam’s work was awesome?

It’s officially summer and the Technique Junkie Design Team is kicking off the sweet, sunny days with a blog hop showcasing all of the new designs for June.  You can SAVE during these sweet days of summer, also!  The June release stamps will be on SALE (15% OFF) for the next week!  Get them while it’s hot! You can see all the June release images here.

Technique Junkies, Sunflowers and Dragonflies, Friend Like You

I have many good friends, both in person and on-line, and when I saw this stamp I knew it would be perfect for a variety of occasions.  Today, I used the Flap Fold from the Fancy Folds & Motion Paper Crafts CD.  It is one of my most used techniques because it holds a gift card so nicely.  My image is called Friend Like You.

CD FFM: Fancy Folds and Motion CD

My next image, Alligators, is perfect for that special man in your life.  The sentiment, Winds of Change, was stamped on vellum.

Technique Junkies Stamps, Sunflowers and Dragonflies, Alligators

For this card I used the Distressed Removal technique from the Sensational Stencils CD.  Makes for a perfect masculine card, eh?!

CD SS - Sensational Stencils

Your next stop is at the very talented Jane Bosi, who loves to experiment with mixed media.  Head on over to drool over her work and to see more June releases.

I hope you enjoyed seeing some of the new releases.  Don’t forget that June releases are 15% off for the week.

Posted on : Jun 01 2015
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For the Wedding Couple

Sunflowers and Dragonflies, Owl Card 2

Good morning.  I was commissioned to create a gift card holder for a wedding and this is what I came up with.  I used the Flap Fold technique from Technique Junkies Fancy Folds & Motion Paper Crafts.

I used Stampn’ Ups! owl punch and a separate die for the leaves, and a punch for my pink flowers.  I ran the dress and flowers through the cuttlebug to give them texture.

Sunflowers and Dragonflies, Owl Card 1

My friend picked out these colours for her card.  Which colour is your favourite?

While I made one card, I thought I’d make seven of them so I would have extra on hand, and really it didn’t take much extra time to create extras.

Have a great week my friends.

Posted on : May 29 2015
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Vintage Ship Collage

Technique Junkies, Sunflowers and Dragonflies, Vintage Ship Collage 2

Hello fellow stampers.  Today I have one card, two ways, to show you.  I had fun inking up the Vintage Ship Collage from Technique Junkies.  The white pen worked beautifully and was bought from Stampn’ Up!

Technique Junkies, Sunflowers and Dragonflies, Vintage Ship Collage 1

I find that this card stands alone well without the white, but I was dying to try the Bandana Technique.  I created my background by spraying Dylusions spray onto white cardstock.  Easy peasy.

Thanks for stopping by.

Posted on : May 26 2015
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Thoughts of You Bring Me Joy

Technique Junkies, Sunflowers and Dragonflies, Joy

Good morning.  Are you having a good week so far?  After beautiful summer weather, it turned back to 15 degrees C (60 degrees F) for the remainder of the week.  Ugh!

To brighten things up I created a colourful  card with designer paper and Washi tape.  This card uses the Chain Link technique from the October 2013 issue of the Technique Junkie Newsletter.  I changed out the Washi tape for the strip of cardstock and I think it makes it so much prettier.  My background was sponged with ink prior to adding the chain link.

I love sentiments and was thrilled when Pat sent me Sentimental Sayings #PS005 in my package.  There are so many ways to use these gorgeous sentiments.  They are from the Palettini line.

Enjoy the rest of your week.

Posted on : May 20 2015
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Count Your Blessings

Technique Junkies Stamps, Sunflowers and Dragonflies, ATC Count Your Blessings

Hello stamping friends.  Let’s stop a moment and think about the blessings bestowed upon us.  Sometimes life is a whirlwind and we forget to stop to count our blessings.

Not only am I blessed with a wonderful man who loves me, I’m blessed with two beautiful children, a wonderful mother and two sisters and two step brothers, a good job, good friends, and a talent for knitting, cross-stitching and making cards.  I also consider it a blessing to be on the design team for Technique Junkies.

My card uses the Distressed Rainbow strips technique from the August 2013 issue of the Technique Junkie Newsletter.

Stamps used are Technique Junkies

Asian Mums

ATC Count Your Blessings

What are some of your blessings?

Posted on : May 15 2015
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One Layer Panel

Technique Junkies, One Layer Panel 10

Today it is my turn to post to the Design Junkies blog and I shot a tutorial on how this card was made.  Please visit Design Junkies to view details.  See ya there!

Posted on : May 12 2015
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The Best Gift

Technique Junkies, Sunflowers and Dragonflies, Best Gift

Hello friends and fellow stampers.

I have today off of work because I worked the weekend so I decided that I’d get a little inky and got several cards made.  I’m also going to finish adding the last four issues of the Technique Junkie Newsletter into my binder.  I cut off the spine and slip each sheet into a sheet protector and have them in a binder so large that it holds every issue since the first issue in 2002.  How do you store your issues?

My background matt was created by using the Watered Crayons technique from the April 2013 issue of the Technique Junkie Newsletter.  The stamp I used is called Flower Tapestry and is a wonderful background stamp.  To avoid a stark white background behind the The Best Gift stamp, I sponged Distress inks onto white cardstock.  I think it looks so pretty.

I hope you are enjoying good weather.  Sarnia saw a smidge of summer but has been cool for the past couple of days–cool enough to wear a sweater outdoors.

Thanks for stopping by!

Posted on : May 11 2015
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Everything will be OK

Technique Junkies, Everything Will be Ok

Hello friends.  I am showcasing a May release stamp from the Technique Junkies with a background I created with my Gelli Plate.  Oh how much fun my girlfriends and I had using our Gelli plates.  I have quite a few backgrounds just waiting to be used.  I added dots of Liquid Pearls to the scallops surrounding my sentiment.

You can purchase everything will be ok here.

How many of you have used a Gelli plate?  Any tips that you can share with me?

Posted on : May 06 2015
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