Rustic Christmas

Hi again.  Hope you are doing well and staying safe.

Here is the card I made this past Christmas for Sharon, one of my other art friends, who was published in the September/October edition of Somerset Studio, pages 40 to 44.  The download has been attached to the bottom of this blog post.

My background is one of my Gelliprints made with acrylic paints and stamped snowflakes.  You can make out the white snowflake along the bottom of the card.  Sharon loves Tim Holtz so she got this new Tim Holtz colorized Santa card.  After my reluctant purchase of a Colorize die set, I was immediately sold on the product.  They are so easy to use and I definitely will be adding to my collection.  I felt the rusticness of my Gelliprint coordinated with my Santa.

I’ve started my 2022 Christmas cards.  Have you?

Click this PDF link to view Sharon’s article.


Thanks for stopping by.


Posted on : Jan 15 2022
Posted under cards, Christmas |

Christmas in the Woods

Happy New Year!  I hope you had a nice New Years Eve.  Here in Ontario, gatherings are limited to 5 people due to the rapid spread of the new Covid virus.  I hope you all stay safe and healthy this year.

2022 is going to be a year to excel in my creativity with the Gelliplate, art journals, and more.  This card was created for Carol, one of my besties, who is an artist herself.  She has been published in the July 2004 edition of Stampers Sampler where she completed six tags–five with a unique pair of flip flops using ribbon, beads, etc.

From her I am learning to use the GelliPlate and this is one of my backgrounds.  I cut my Gelli paper to a slimline size and added some Lavinia Stamps trees and embossed script writing. Because I did not have the stamp to elongate a tree, I elongated the trunk myself using a Micron 05 black pen.  Black ink was added to the edges of the Gelli paper and tiny little holes were burned which you can see on the top third of my card.  To complete the design I added red twine with a silver-plated silver charm from Michaels.  I love the texture mixed media gives.

Carol and I get together throughout each month to work on “art” whether it be teaching each other things or experimenting with things.  We’ve had fun making hot glue stencils, learning to burn holes into paper, making art journals, and following along with Somerset Studio and Art Journal magazines to learn more and just have some good laughs and fooling around.  Who says women our age can’t be kids again.  LOL.

Have a great 2022!


Posted on : Jan 08 2022
Posted under cards, Christmas, Gelli Plate, Lavinia Stamps |

New January 2022 Release at Technique Junkies


Hi stampers.  Did you have a nice Christmas season?  Happy New year to all my followers, subscribers, and visitors.  Please scroll down to see my collection of cards using Lavender Friendship Sentiments, Set of 4.

If you are new to Technique Junkies, each month a new release is highlighted with a sale of 15% off (it will automatically be taken off the price in your shopping cart).  If you use my code TJ10Beth, you can get 10% off other items in your cart.  You can see the new release here.



Lavender Friendship Sentiments, Set of 4

For a larger photo of our popular Gotta Have it All! bundle please click here.




Posted on : Jan 01 2022
Posted under cards, Technique Junkies Stamps |

Bah Humbug

Hi folks!  I hope you all had a nice Christmas, contrary to what you may think looking at this card.  Al always jokes he is a scrooge at Christmas and often uses “Bah Humbug” so what would be more fitting for 8 of his co-workers at Christmas time than Bah Humbug. LOL.  That’s ok though, because I sweetened things up by baking individual mini rum cakes which were handed out with these cards.  Last year he passed out store bought cards and his co-workers were asking where the handmade ones were.

I made over 60 Christmas cards this year, and I’ll aim for 60 again this year.  Yes, I’m already working on Christmas cards for December.  Crazy?  Not when one is a “planner.”  I’m someone who needs to plan everything out.  Springing surprises makes me become discombobulated.  Just ask Al.

As always, you can get 10% off your order by using my code TJ10Beth.  Thank you for your support.

Card Deets

  1.  Cut green cardstock at 4″ x 5 1/4″
  2.  Using a dark green ink, ink up the edges over the green cardstock.  Soften the corners by inking colour more in a round shape as you can see in this photo.
  3.  Let dry completely to prevent embossing powder from sticking.  I air dried overnight, but you can use a heat gun.
  4.  Cover entire surface with an embossing buddy.
  5.  Using VersaMark, stamp over your Delicate Snowflake stamp.  Sprinkle with white embossing powder.  Heat set.
  6.  Stamp out Bah Humbug out and colour.
  7.  Die cut Bah Humbug image with a circular die.
  8.  Adhere image to background, using pop dots for added dimension.
  9.  Adhere green cardstock to a 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ white card.


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Posted on : Dec 28 2021
Posted under cards, Technique Junkies Stamps |

Technique Junkies December Inventory Reduction Sale Day 14

Technique Junkies December Inventory Reduction Sale is soon coming to the end.  Haven’t heard about it yet?  Well, stamps in the Inventory Reduction Sale category are 35% offUse my code TJ10Beth for an additional 10% off your order (you can order anything else and will be reduced by 10% simply by using my code).


Posted on : Dec 14 2021
Posted under Uncategorized |

Technique Junkie Inventory Reduction Sale, Day 6

Here we are at Day 6 of a Technique Junkies wonderful December Inventory Reduction SaleEverything in the that category is 35% off, PLUS use my code TJ10Beth for an additional 10% off.  That’s a whopping 45% off.  The reduction sale lasts through December 1 – 15

Have you browsed the inventory reduction sale yet?  You can view it here. Whimsical World is in this sale.

How was your weekend?  I had a nice one, entertaining two couples for appetizers and gift exchange.  Appetizers were all handmade.  After two years of no social gatherings, I was thrilled to have friends in again.

Thank you for stopping by!

Posted on : Dec 06 2021
Posted under Uncategorized |

Technique Junkies December Inventory Reduction Sale

LOOK–Pat Huntoon has come up with a wonderful December Inventory Reduction SaleEverything in the that category is 35% off, PLUS use my code TJ10Beth for an additional 10% off.  That’s a whopping 45% off.  The reduction sale lasts through December 1 – 15

Have you browsed the inventory reduction sale yet?  If you did, can you spot the two stamps that are in this sale?  There is Darling Blooms and Whimsical World.

It’s no secret in my family that I love, love, love the Christmas season for the joy and peace that the season brings.  My tree is set up on the second weekend of November and outdoor Christmas lights are turned on in the last week of November.

I love Christmas concerts, and have missed them for the previous two years of Covid restrictions.   Earlier in the week Al and I attended The Barra MacNeil’s Christmas concert.  It was a fun evening with toe tapping, clapping and singing.  For those of you who are not familiar with this group, they are Cape Breton’s (Canada’s east coast) family of Gaelic singers and musicians.  In case you’re interested I added a short 2 minute YouTube Christmas Concert clip from a show they put on two years ago.

Posted on : Dec 03 2021
Posted under Uncategorized |

Technique Junkies Inventory Reduction Sale

Everything in the Inventory Reduction Sale is 35% off over at Technique Junkies.  PLUS use my code above, and receive an additional 10% off, so that is 45% off products in the Inventory Reduction sale.  This sale is the biggest we’ve had in a while so I encourage you to take a peak for items in the sale right here.

Sale runs through to December 15th.





Posted on : Dec 01 2021
Posted under Uncategorized |


Hello fellow stampers!  Technique Junkies came out with an awesome November release. I think there’s a little bit of this verse in all of us these days, whether it be mentally exhausted or letting COVID restrictions get to us.  We all could use a bit of courage.  This Courage stamp comes with the verse and lion as one stamp.  The background I felt would best go with Courage is called Seagrass Mat.  Seagrass Mat is not a new release but can be purchased at 10% off just by using my code TJ10Beth.

My background that has Courage stamped onto it, is one of my many Color Burst backgrounds.  For links please scroll down.


Color Burst Background

Highlighting Christmas Colours


Highlighting Twilight Skies

Posted on : Nov 30 2021
Posted under cards, Technique Junkies Stamps |

Let’s Celebrate You

Hello Saturday!  One of my newest favs is making cards with coordinating gift bags.  This one was made up for a special cousin.

I’m not one that has all the latest and greatest products, but I do have some.  Tim Holtz’s Colorize dies are all the rage right now, and boy do I feel I get my monies worth.  At first I hesitated to purchase colorize dies so I started with a simple one and moved up from there.  This die is easy to use because the die imprints where the added colour should go, while cutting the main image at the same time.  Why do I feel I get my monies worth?  Because I use them over and over again, and the pairing of a coordinating card with gift bag is just too cute for words.

Have a great weekend, and thanks for stopping by!


Posted on : Nov 27 2021
Posted under Projects |

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