Let’s Pawty

Hello folks!  Ready for spring?  Today as I type this out, it is still freezing outside, but I have my window open in my studio and am listening to the beautiful song of the birds.  It cries, “spring is around the corner.”  I live in an apartment where it is 25 degrees C so an open window is welcome.

As you can see, I’ve been busy pounding out the cards and made a birthday set using Technique Junkie’s Let’s Pawty stamp set.  On the inside of my card I have, “Let’s Party” stamped out.  Cute for the dog-lover.

You can receive this stamp at 10% off if you use my code.

As a little surprise, Pat is offering a free stamp called, “wildly capable” with any  $30 purchase before taxes and delivery.

Paper colours used:

Blackberry Bliss, Pumpkin Pie, Lemon Lime Twise, Early Espresso, Island Indigo


Posted on : Mar 19 2019
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Happy Easter

Hello folks!  Are you making Easter cards this year?  I’m make a couple.  Of course I want to send one out to my 2 year old granddaughter, who is the most precious little girl.  But then again, don’t all of us grandmas say the same thing–LOL.

Made this some time ago and I no longer have the stamp so I can’t tell you the company.  It was one of my first stamps so it would be out of production.

Any plans for Easter?  I’m working Easter weekend, but I still might host Easter dinner.

Have a super weekend!

Hugs,

 


Posted on : Mar 16 2019
Posted under cards, Sunflowers and Dragonflies |

Wildly Capable

Hello fellow stampers!  Today’s card uses Technique Junkies Wildly Capable stamp.  I love this stamp and see lot’s of ways to use it:  encouragement, congratulations on your new job, support, etc.  To get this stamp free, for the month of March, all you have to do is place a $30 order with Technique Junkies, before taxes and shipping.

Want a little added savings?  My code is below.  Enjoy!

My colour inspiration came from my friend, Tina Zinck.  I fell in love the moment I saw her card.  The colours used were Real Red and Lemon Lime Twist.

Whoop, Whoop, it’s wing night with my group of friends.  The group gets together on Thursdays.  We celebrate birthdays and special events, and the restaurant we go to allows us to bring in our own dessert, and heaven knows there are desserts every month.  It’s a ball of fun for sure.  Do you get out with friends?

Thanks for stopping by!

 


Posted on : Mar 14 2019
Posted under cards, Technique Junkies Stamps |

Friendship

Hello folks!  Is it spring yet?  It is in my studio.  I’m surrounded by tulip cards.  I’m wild about this Tulip Background stamp because it screams spring, and after all the snow and rain we received this winter, I say, “Bring it on Spring!”

My Technique Junkies Tulips card was coloured with Prismacolor coloured pencils and odorless mineral spirits.  Using vellum, I stamped out one of the six sentiments from In Full Bloom.  It is a stamp set that works beautifully with spring-like stamps, and stand beautifully on their own.


Posted on : Mar 12 2019
Posted under cards, Technique Junkies Stamps |

Stampn’ Up Saturday

Hi there.  I was recently at a card-making class with Mary Beth Phllips and oh my, was I in love with the cards we made!  These bunnies put a smile on my face.  Hope they put a smile on your fact too!

Thanks for stopping by!


Posted on : Mar 09 2019
Posted under cards, Stampin Up |

Inside Out

Hi there!  Inside out you say?!  What’s that all about?  Well, I’ll tell you.  Technique Junkies came out with a beautiful set of stamps called In Full Bloom Sentiments.  They can be paired with floral stamps and they can stand on their own.

Technique Junkies just released new stamps for March, and these are part of what was released.  Until March 8th, you can receive newly released stamps at 15% off, and if you use my code TJ10Beth you can get an extra 10% off.  As you are probably aware, TJ10Beth can be used on almost everything in the store at any time!

Wildly capable is free for any purchase of $30 or more, before taxes and shipping.  Happy shopping!

I made a gift card set using floral designer paper and the sentiments on the outside of the card, and on the inside of the card.  Here are just some of what I put together.

Outside of card:  Live Life in Full Bloom.  Inside of card:  May your Day Bloom with Happiness

Outside of card:  Live like it’s spring every day.  Inside of card:  Live Life in Full Bloom

Outside of card:  friendship is a flower that blooms in all seasons.  Inside of card:  Live Life in full Bloom

Outside of card:  Friends are Flowers in the garden of life.  Inside of card:  Live Life in full Bloom

Outside of card:  May you Day Bloom with Happiness.  Inside of card:  friendship is a flower that blooms in all seasons

Outside of card:  May you Day Bloom with Happiness.  Inside of card:  If I had a flower for every time I thought of you, I could walk in my garden forever.

I got my set of cards made up lickity split, and put them in my stash of finished cards.

Card Storage Tip:

I store my finished cards in photo boxes because they are a perfect fit for my A2 (4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″).  Al actually came up with a brilliant idea and that was to fold pieces of cardstock in such a way that I could categorize my cards by putting a printed label onto the cardstock.  Then when I need a card, all I have to do is go into one of the boxes and pull out what I need.  Whalaa!  Easy Peasy.

Thanks for stopping by.


Posted on : Mar 05 2019
Posted under cards, Technique Junkies Stamps |

Stampn’ Up Saturday

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Whoop Whoop, it’s the weekend.  Time to stamp!

Using Stampn’ Up’s Thoughts and Prayers set, I created 8 cards for my sympathy stash.

Here is a close up of one that I added buttons for the hand-delivered card.

Thanks for stopping by.


Posted on : Mar 03 2019
Posted under cards, Stampin Up |

Technique Junkies March New Release Celebration is here!

Hello, and welcome to the Technique Junkies March Release Celebration.  Boy, do we have some awesome stamps for you!  All newly released March stamps are 15% off until March 8th, and on top of that, by using my discount code TJ10Beth, you will get an additional 10% off your shopping cart.  It doesn’t get better than this!

One of my favourite things to work with is stencils and sponging ink over top of the stencil.  TJ has a lot of wonderful A Colorful Life Stencils, and you can receive my 10% discount on those as well.  I coloured Easter Basket with Prismacolor coloured pencils and odorless mineral spirits (OMS) and added blue around the edge of my scallop die.  My sentiment is called Happy Easter and is not a new release.

Ahhh, spring!  With all this snow and ice we are having this winter, isn’t it nice to think spring?!  This beautiful tulip stamp is called Tulips Background and is paired with In Full Bloom Sentiments, Set of 6.  The sentiments can stand on their own, or be paired with another stamp quite nicely.  Once again, I used Prismacolor coloured pencils and OMS.

For my third card I used the Cute Cuts technique that I developed for the Technique Junkie Newsletter.  You can see the tutorial here.  If you take a peak at my tutorial, you will see the most adorable 12 x 12 scrapbook layout I did with my dog, Layla.  Back then I had two white chihuahuas and they were just 3 pounds each.  Boy, do I miss them–even after all these years.

For this card I did not use coloured cardstock, rather I used TJ’s Shimmering Bliss on several different sheets of paper, and placed it on a Shaving Cream background.

My stamp is called Wildly Capable and is free with a $30 (before taxes) purchase for the month of March. 

Participants for the new release:

 


Posted on : Mar 01 2019
Posted under cards, Technique Junkie Newsletter, Technique Junkies Stamps |

A Rose for You

Hello folks!  I’m ready for spring–how about you?  My mom is anxious to get out into her gardens. She just moved from Georgia to Mississippi and has lovely gardens.  Living in Canada, and not being able to plant until June, planting in March is foreign to me, so paper flowers will have to do.

I am in love with this Rose Frame, and I think the TJ design team is too as I see it being posted a lot.  Did you know you can receive this stamp, or any stamp/product, at 10% off simply by using TJ10Beth? And, this month you will receive a stamp called Something Creative stamp for free with your $30 purchase.

Here, I used Inktense watercolour pencils.

Think spring!


Posted on : Feb 26 2019
Posted under cards, Technique Junkies Stamps |

Same Stamps, Two Different Looks

Hello folks!  Are you tired on winter yet?  We are expecting our third snow and ice storm this month.  It’s been brutal.  Frankly, I’m ready for spring; to be able to walk outdoors again and hear the birds singing early in the morning.

I’ve been so motivated lately and have been playing in my studio a lot.  As I said before, I love creating and find it so hard to upload, resize, and post to my blog.  I try to get creative as much as I can before I crash and become unmotivated.

I am playing with some new stamps from Technique Junkies and felt motivated to create two different looks, using the same two stamps:  Retro Blooms and Something Creative.

If you use my discount code TJ10Beth you can receive a 10% off your shopping cart.  And guess what?!  With a $30 purchase, you can receive Something Creative FREE!

My card started out like this, for both cards, but in different colours.  I sponged three colours of ink on my cardstock and put my stamp into my Misti and stamped the image out several times.’

Using A Colorful Life Stencil called, Classic Harlequin, I used three colours of Nuvo Mousse.  The directions said to use a soft cloth to apply, so I used a dried out baby wipe cloth and it worked with the Mousse beautifully.

Thanks for hanging in there for my long post.  Have a great week!

 


Posted on : Feb 19 2019
Posted under cards, Technique Junkies Stamps |

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