Design Team Call

We are looking for a few Dynamic Designers who are passionate about Stamping and Stampbooking to join our Creative Team.

Do you love to Stamp?  Do you love elegant, classical and whimsical images?  Are you active on Social Media outlets, such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest?  Then we invite you to become part of the Technique Junkies Creative Design Team!

Technique Junkies purchased Stamp Camp in 2014, and has been working on a new website launch. We need a creative team to help us show off our new look and all of our new stamps to the world through your blog, websites, and other social media. The new site will be ready March 1st, and we want a team that is ready to launch with us!

This special group will develop projects and tutorials for our website and blog, have the chance to have their designs showcased on packaging, and have their artwork displayed at tradeshows throughout the country. In addition, Designers will have the opportunity to create artwork for future tutorial CDs in addition to creating work for the stamp line.

The team will officially start March1st, and will have a term of service through December 31 2015 (9 months).

Who Should Apply?
We are looking for stampers, stampbookers and stamping papercrafters who have the following skills:
1.  Strong Social Media presence (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Blog)

2.  Clear, Crisp, and Engaging Project Photography

3.  Fantastic project tutorials, tips, and how-to’s; both video and picture format.

4.  The desire to help Technique Junkies develop a stronger presence in the online stamping community. 4 projects per month are required, 2 on the Technique Junkies blog and 2 on your own personal blog.  There may be need for additional projects for blog hops and CD releases on a volunteer basis. Compensation for additional projects will be separate from what is listed below.

5. We love techniques, and if you do, too, this is a great opportunity for you. BUT – if you prefer clean and simple, or have another style, that is great too – variety is what we are looking for.

6. A commitment to the full 9 month term of March 1st through December 31, 2015.

What do I need to do to apply?
Send an email to designteam@techniquejunkies.com with the following information:
1.  Your full name, email address, phone number, and address. List your current design team affiliations (if any) and past affiliations. Note: It’s okay if you have not been on a team before. I am interested in the quality of your work!

2.  Links to all of your social media outlets:   Blog, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, and any other on-line sites/galleries.

3.  Please share links to three (3) of your favorite stamping projects. Make sure that the projects represent your best photography and your personal style. I want to see what you love! Note that these do not need to be new projects, nor do they need to use our stamps or techniques for the application.

4. Tell us a little about yourself…how you started, what you love, the type of stamps (cute, elegant, weird, classic, vintage, photo-style, etc.) you like, What kind of stamps you are drawn to (birds, butterflies, geometrics, etc.). Just a paragraph or two – whatever you are comfortable telling us.

5. What are your favorite mediums and coloring tools? Do you like to color or are you a master of ink? Or both?

What’s in it for you?
1. We will promote your name/work on the Technique Junkies blog, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Newsletters, and website.

2. You will receive a box of stamps/cds immediately when selected. It’ll be like Christmas!

3. You will have a $75.00 stipend per quarter to spend on stamps. I always pay for postage.

4. You will receive a 30% discount on stamps beyond your stipend quarterly.

5. You may choose one tutorial CD per month.

6. You will receive a box of goodies from time-to-time to supplement the stamps above, and to keep things fresh.

The call is open immediately and will end on February 10th 2015, at midnight EST. Confirmation emails will be sent out when we receive your application (but we do travel, so give us a day or two before following up). A final decision will be made by February 16th, 2015.


Posted on : Jan 09 2015
Posted under Technique Junkies Stamps |

Paper Baby Shoes

Sunflowers and Dragonflies, Baby Shoe 1

Hello friends.  Are you having a nice week so far?

I was inspired by this You Tube video to make paper baby shoes because I have a baby shower to attend, and because I like to make things in multiples, I made six cards in a variety of colours.  If you want to make these shoes, you can watch the video and you can purchase your pattern here.

Sunflowers and Dragonflies, Baby Shoe 2

It’s so fun to experiment with different colours and different embossing folders.

Sunflowers and Dragonflies, Baby Shoe 3

Here is a little girls shoe.

Sunflowers and Dragonflies, Baby Shoe 4

The round stamp is a retired stamp from Stampn’ Up!

There are so many You Tube videos that are full of inspiration, and I hope to spend more time playing in my stamp room.  I haven’t had a lot of mojo in the past year.  I started to knit again and that takes up some of my time.

Do you have any awesome You Tube video links you want to share with me?


Posted on : Jan 06 2015
Posted under cards |

Christmas Thank You

Sunflowers and Dragonflies, Christmas Tree

Happy New Year!

This is the time of year that I make and send out my Christmas Thank You cards.  I was inspired by this card and went ahead and made my Thank You cards.

Sunflowers and Dragonflies, Christmas Thank You Card

I used a combination of Stampn’ Up! snowflake stamps and sentiment.  I punched out my snowflakes with my snowflake punch.

A funny story to share with you…I often have insomnia and lay in bed awake for 3 to 4 hours, but over Christmas I got up out of bed.  On the morning I got out of bed at 1:00 a.m., I baked a three layer cake, made cheese and potato filling for perogies, and made my Thank You cards.  (and went to work for 7:00 a.m.) Not thinking, I punched my snowflakes on a plastic table top.  Al came into the stamp room and asked what I was doing because it sounded like an elephant was in the room.  He added “snowflakes are supposed to fall quietly.”  Okay, so I agree–I was a little noisy so I finished punching my snowflakes out on the floor and it was quieter.

Have a wonderful weekend.  I hope 2015 brings you health and happiness, and lots of stamping supplies–LOL.


Posted on : Jan 03 2015
Posted under cards, Christmas |

Winter Wonderland

Peak A Boo Holes, Finish Card, Hero Arts

Brrr, it’s almost snow time, isn’t it.  We already had wet flurries but thankfully it didn’t collect on the ground.

This cute technique is called Peek a Boo Holes and is one that I filmed for the Technique Junkie Newsletter.  I just love this technique and the Hero Arts stamp set that I used.

Have you had any snow yet?  We can expect high winds and a few flakes of snow on this weekend.


Posted on : Jan 01 2015
Posted under cards, Christmas, Technique Junkie Newsletter |

Happy Chanukah

Menorah

Hello folks.  Are you having a nice weekend?  Are they full of holiday festivities and card-making?

I have a friend who celebrates Chanukah and because I don’t have any appropriate stamps I went to Splitcoast Stampers and found this tutorial. It is an easy tutorial to follow, so if you are looking for a Menorah, this one is a must-do.

Have a great week ahead.

Edited:  A reader kindly pointed out that this isn’t a true Menorah as it should have two more candles. 


Posted on : Dec 14 2014
Posted under cards, Christmas |

Ink Stains Give Away

5x7” Gelli Arts® Printing Plate

Ink Stains is giving away a Gelli Plate.  Roni has an awesome blog with lots of tutorials and comparison shopping.  You can have a chance to win her blog candy if you read her post today.  Check it out here.


Posted on : Dec 14 2014
Posted under Freebies and Links |

Spotlight 2

Spotlight 2

Hi friends.  This is one of my favourite cards and uses the Spotlight 2 technique from the Technique Junkie Newsletter.  I coloured the image with Prismacolor pencil crayons and OMS.

Hope you have a nice weekend.

Stamps:  Impression Obsession, Magenta


Posted on : Dec 12 2014
Posted under cards, Technique Junkie Newsletter |

Tye Dye Chic

Technique Junkie Newsletter, Tye Die Chic

Hello friends.  Did you have a nice weekend?  Are you finished your Christmas cards?  I have mine all done, and whew it’s such a relief when they are done, eh?

I thought I’d show you a card I made some time ago using a series of bright Distress Inks.  My handmade flower uses the Tye Dye Chic technique from the Technique Junkie Newsletter.  I didn’t mat my card front which is different for me.

Have a great week!


Posted on : Dec 08 2014
Posted under cards, Technique Junkie Newsletter |

A Very Merry Christmas to You

Depressed Stains, TJ, IBFS, SU, resized

Hello friends.  Are you ready for Christmas?  I made 35 of these cards using the Depressed Stains technique from the December issue of the Technique Junkie Newsletter.  Whew, I didn’t realize how much work it is to make 35 cards. Part of the “extra” touch was adding silver sparkles to the snowflakes. I actually ran out of red ink in my Copic marker by colouring so many images.  Luckily Mary Maxim, in the US, refills markers so the next time I’m in the U.S. I will get it refilled.

Have a nice weekend!

Stamps:  SU sentiment and I Brake for Stamps Santa


Posted on : Dec 06 2014
Posted under cards, Christmas, Technique Junkie Newsletter |

Reverse Washi Window

Technique Junkie Newletter, Reverse Washi Window

Who doesn’t love Washi tape?  I can never get enough.  It’s so versatile and I used it on this Reverse Washi Window technique from the Technique Junkie Newsletter.

My butterfly was heat embossed. ( I’m on a kick with heat embossing lately).  My stamps are from the Technique Junkies Stamps and right now Pat is offering a 15% discount on all of her stamps if you use the code XMAS15.  There are a wide variety of stamps to choose from so I encourage you to take a minute and visit her on-line store.

Thanks for stopping by, and to my American family and friends, Happy Thanksgiving.


Posted on : Nov 26 2014
Posted under cards, Technique Junkie Newsletter, Technique Junkies Stamps |

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