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
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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
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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
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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
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Appreciate the Journey

Hello there fellow stampers!   For Christmas I am giving a dear friend 40+ cards for Christmas, and these are part of the present.  Pair designer paper with Appreciate the Journey = quick cards.

I apologize for such a poor photo.  This photo convinced me that I do indeed need a photo box.  I’ve been researching them and decided to go to the local camera store to see what they offer.

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Posted on : Nov 23 2021
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Working with GelliPlate

Two or three times a month, Carol and I get together to make a mess–whether it be with our GelliPlates, inspiration from Somerset Studio and Art Journaling magazines, or working in our art journals, we always have a blast while learning new things.  Here, Carol is working on her GelliPlate.  Let’s see what I’m up to…

Here you can see one of my Gelliprints and another Gelliprint in the works.  I love working with stencils.  Carol and I may have different styles and colours, but boy do we learn a lot from each other.  Carol’s go to for art journaling is Robyn McClendon and my go to is Carolyn Dube and Susan Rose.

One of my first Gelliprints

Another one of my first Gelliprints

I do sign up for the occasional on-line art workshop.  There is just too much to learn, and so little time to do it.  I’m still working full-time and trying to learn as much as I can when I’m home.  How many of you are familiar with the GelliPlate or even have one?  Let me know your successful and not so successful story.

Thanks for stopping by



Posted on : Nov 20 2021
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Moonlight Forest

Hello stampers! I’m mixing new with old today.  Technique Junkies new stamp is called Forest Buffalo, and the old stamp is Wolf by Moonlight.  I am so in love with these two stamps because they make excellent masculine cards.  My favourite way to use them is with a Color Burst background.  And if luck would have it, Technique Junkies produced Four Little Sentiments, three of which are in the photo above.  Each sentiment fits nicely into the forest floor and looks great with the gold embossing.


Want a little savings?  Use code TJ10Beth for 10% off your shopping cart.  This code does not include items already on sale.



Posted on : Nov 18 2021
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Happy Anniversary

My sister recently celebrated her anniversary, and instead of sending a traditional anniversary card I sent her Happiness is a Journey and not a Destination.   The stamp I used is a retired Stampn’ Up! set.

Enjoy your weekend!

Posted on : Nov 13 2021
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Our Trip to Ottawa and Area

Living in an apartment, in the city, it felt soooo good to be hiking outdoors.   While we were disappointed in the lack of colour change for this time of year, we were pleased to catch some colour.  Colourful leaves are late this year–and not just in Ottawa.

Rapids in Merrickville, Ontario

Al standing on the ruins in Merrickville, Ontario

A Nut Hatch eating out of my hands along a trail

Posted on : Nov 06 2021
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A Warm and Merry Christmas

Hello folks!  Did you catch Technique Junkies November release yesterday?  Another great month of red rubber!  Today’s cards uses new releases, which can be purchased at 15% discount.  If you use my code TJ10Beth, that will take 10% off the rest of your cart.  The 15% is automatically reduced for you.  Take advantage of this sale until the 8th of November.

Card Instructions

  • Using an embossing buddy, generously rub it over your coloured cardstock, both for background and your cut-out banner.
  • Heat emboss using gold embossing powder and heat set Leaves and Berries, Retro Merry Christmas and Warmest Wishes
  • Trim your gold embossed cardstock to 3 14/16 inches wide and 5 2/16 inches tall.
  • Trim your mat (I used black) to 4″ x 5 1/4″.
  • Adhere your Leaves and Berries background to your mat.
  • Glue mat onto an A2 (4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″) white card.
  • Using pop dots, place your sentiment as desired.

Thanks for stopping by!


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Posted on : Nov 02 2021
Posted under cards, Christmas, Technique Junkies Stamps |

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