Fiesta time!

Hello fellow stampers.  Doesn’t this stamp make you feel like getting up and dancing like there’s no Manana?  Fiesta time!

Sponging ink is one of my favourite techniques, and here I used my Swirl Grid stencil from A Colorful Life Stencils to make my card look festive. Next, I coloured my Fiesta stamp with Tombow markers and spritzed lightly with water and stamped it out.  I can see giving this card to one of my dear friends when I’m at a social gathering in the summer complete with a pool and tiki hut.  Doesn’t that make you want to bring on summer?

Fiesta is a new release for April and you can use the discount code of TJ10Beth to receive 10% off these, and any other product from Technique Junkies, excluding clearance items.

I’m hoping this card brings spring and summer on quickly.  Frankly, I’m tired of gray skies and clearing my card of snow.

Thanks for stopping by!

 

 

 


Posted on : Apr 23 2019
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Stampin’ Up! Saturday, Up Up and Away

Hello fellow stampers.  I hope you have a nice Easter weekend.  It’s going to be a busy one for me.  I worked today and came home to a family birthday.  I had so much fun putting together birthday presents for a step-granddaughter and step-daughter.

Tomorrow is Easter Sunday and I managed to take the day off of work to spend with family.  Al and I are making a big turkey dinner for my aunt, uncle and cousin.  Unfortunately my daughter lives 8 hours away and my son picked up a shift at work so it will be a small gathering.

I’ve been stamping a lot over the past couple of months.  Having this Stampin’ Up! set for quite some time, I decided to make a card for a variety of occasions.  I now tend to make 4 to 8 cards at a time because I already know the dimensions and have the dies/stamps out.  I stamped several sentiments on the inside–for congratulations, lifting me up, etc.  It is a very versatile stamp and die set.

I used River Rock paper and ink pad, and Real Red for the “Love.”

How are you spending Easter?  I’d love to hear from you.


Posted on : Apr 20 2019
Posted under cards, Stampin Up |

Party On

Howdy folks!  Well spring is here, at the time of this writing, and it puts me in such a good mood.  I’m stamping more, and enjoying life to it’s fullest!  I think I can put the winter doldrums behind me.

Did you know you can receive a free stamp from Technique Junkies with a $30 purchase before taxes and shipping?  That’s right.  This is the adorable stamp that’s up for grabs this month.  Who doesn’t like to party by way of stamping?  I make my stamping time enjoyable with my music, or even Netflix.  Can you imagine that I watched the complete 6 season of Prison Break in less than a month?  I’ve moved onto true crime now.  Of course it helps that I work 3-11 every other week, and am showered and dressed by 6 a.m., leaving me 7 hours of stamping time before I head into work.

With any purchase, excluding clearance items, you can receive 10% off by using my code, TJ10Beth. 

My swirly background uses TJ Swirls and Curls.

My butterflies and scallops are by Martha Stewart.

Paper colours I used are SU Crumb Cake and Marina Mist.

Thanks for stopping by!


Posted on : Apr 16 2019
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Dueling Darlings

Hello fellow stampers!  I’m so very excited to shout out that I’m now part of the Dueling Darlings team on Splitcoaststampers, and this is my very first post with them.

This group consists of Dueling Dazzlers (me) and Dueling Divas.  Each team is mailed a kit with the same theme.  The Dazzlers have one kit, and the Divas have another.  I was so thrilled with this month’s theme of Outer Space.  Here, we used MFT Space Explorer and coordinating dies.  Our posts go live on the 15th of each month.

Thank you Terry for such a wonderful kit.

Rather than making a flat card, I made a Pop Up Box card.  I made this style of card because I wanted to create the feeling of outer space.

The following was used in in the kit:

  • MFT Space Explorer and dies
  • DSP, MME Blastoff, Echo Park Lost in Space, Photoplay Infinity & Beyond, Photoplay Intergalactic
  • Embellishments:  Hampton art action wobble, Recollections star brads, Recollections bling, Darice baker’s twine

The most fun of belonging to this wonderful team is that we get to hop along to see how other’s used their kit.

Thanks for stopping by!


Posted on : Apr 15 2019
Posted under cards, DDD, Pop up Box Card, Sunflowers and Dragonflies |

Be a Pineapple

Stand tall and wear a crown.  Be yourself.  This inspirational stamp is called Be a Pineapple and can be purchased at 10% off, along with the rest of your shopping cart (excludes clearance items) if you used the code TJ10Beth.

These are the steps to make this card:

 

  • Take a large pieces of cardstock and cut a triangle in the centre.
  • Cut a 4 1/2 x 5 1/2 inch piece of cardstock and holding the cardstock up to the window, or light, centre your card and with painter’s tape or Washi tape, tape to ends to the large cardstock
  • Using the lighter colour (here I used Daffodil Delight) blend the centre, going close to the edges.
  • Using a darker colour (here I used Pumpkin Pie) and holding down the cardstock good and tight, ink up your edges, blending into the centre.  Be sure you leave lots of lighter colour visible.
  • Place the large cardstock into your Misti and stamp until you achieve results that make you happy.
  • Carefully remove all tape and whalaa, you now have this beautiful one-layer card.

Thanks for stopping by!

 


Posted on : Apr 09 2019
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Technique Junkies Awesome April New Release

It’s here!!  April’s new release, and boy are you in for a treat! You have until April 8th to get our newly released stamps at 15% off, which will automatically be deducted in your shopping cart.  For an even bigger discount, simply use TJ10Beth for 10% off your entire purchase, excluding clearance items.

Before I was into “owls” I was a giraffe gal, just like Pat Huntoon. This fun stamp is called Zen Doodle Giraffe. I love zen doodle anything and was thrilled when zen doodle and a giraffe came together as one.  I really hope we see more zen doodle stamps to come.   My sentiment is an older release called Move Your Soul.

As you may be aware, I love to create cards using one stamp and different papers or different layouts.  Because I loved this layout sketch I found on Pinterest, I kept the design and mixed up my papers.

I love poppies.  Poppies remind me of my father because he served the Canadian Armed Forces for 22 years.  This Poppy Field was stamped on 110 lb cardstock and watercoloured with Inktense watercolour pencils.  While the Poppy Field is a new release, the sentiment came from In Full Bloom Sentiments from last month’s release and is subject to a 10% discount only.

Hurray for Anniversary Sentiments!  I wanted to make a masculine card with this sentiment.  We never see enough masculine cards, do we?  Anniversary Sentiments, set of 7 will be a well-used stamp set for sure.

This card was fun to make–it uses one of my favourite techniques–sponging.  I used four different Distress Oxides and blended them onto 110 lb white cardstock.  Then I let it dry over night so my embossing would not stick to the sponged background.  I used white embossing powder on my background stamp, Garden Party, and last month’s release In Full Bloom Sentiments.

 

THIS MONTH’S FREE STAMP WITH A $30 PURCHASE BEFORE TAX AND SHIPPING.  ENJOY!

NEW RELEASE PARTICIPANTS


Posted on : Apr 01 2019
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First Coffee

Hi fellow stampers.  Well, my stash for home and selling at work is overflowing at the moment.  Just like my red shoes, I love a pop of red.  Don’t you?  This cute critter desperately needs a cup of coffee in the morning (that would be me), and so does the critter on the cards.

Technique Junkies stamps used:  First Coffee and Bunch of Beans.  As always, you can receive a 10% discount simply by using my code below.  Oh happy day!

Cardstock colours, Real Red, Early Espresso and a green shimmery cardstock (name unknown).

Thanks for stopping by.


Posted on : Mar 26 2019
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Wildly Capable

Hello fellow stampers!  Today I am sharing a free Technique Junkies stamp that is up for grabs when you spend $30 before taxes and shipping.  The stamp is called Wildly Capable and will be on sale next month.  Technique Junkies stamps are deeply etched.  My heart goes pitter patter when I go through my stash of TJ stamps.  Sometimes it’s hard to pick just one to work on which is why I have been making a lot of cards this month.

If you would like a 10% off discount for a savings on all products, excluding Clearance stamps and New Releases, you can use my code below.  Don’t forget that we have Shimmering Bliss and you can get a steal at $99 for the whole set of these shimmery sprays.  That is 20% off the regular price of purchasing sprays individually.  My code works for Shimmering Bliss too.

Thanks for stopping by!


Posted on : Mar 21 2019
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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 |

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