Technique Junkies April New Release

Here we are at April 1st already.  We had a beautiful winter and now it’s time to enjoy the spring weather which brings us to April’s Release Celebration.  The design team made up some yummy things for you.  Listed below are links to everyone’s cards.

As always, new release stamps are 15% off and with my code TJ10Beth, your savings goes up to 25% off.


Here I used Precise Posy and Anything is Possible.  I was inspired by Jennifer McGuire’s video tutorial on how to create this card.  The following is what I did to create this card.


  • Using Yupo paper spread some rubbing alcohol over your background
  • Drip Alcohol Inks on top of the Yupo paper, as well as Blending Solution, and blow with a straw.  Repeat until your Yupo paper is covered.
  • Let dry completely, or dry with you heat gun
  • Once dry, generously rub your embossing buddy all over your Yupo paper
  • With your VersaMark pad stamp out your image and press firmly onto Yupo paper.  If you are using a Misti, then repeat by inking up your stamp with VersaMark and stamping out your image for a second time
  • Heat emboss with clear embossing powder
  • Lay your Yupo paper onto the die cut machine.
  • With a spray mist bottle filled with rubbing alcohol, generously spray your embossed image.
  • Lay a piece of cardstock over the Yupo paper and run through your die cut/embossing machine.
  • Pull the cardstock off the Yupo paper and once dry, cut down to size.
  • Surround your Yupo paper with one or two pieces of cardstock.
  • Embellish as you would like.  Here I used Anything is Possible, a new April release


This cute little doggy was made up using Tail in the Air.

Have a great day, and thanks for stopping by.


Posted on : Apr 01 2020
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Life is Better in the Country

Many people I know live by this mantra of “Life is Better in the Country.”  Me, I’m a city gal.

This stamp, Better in the Country, can be purchased at 10% off by using the code TJ10Beth. In addition, your cart will be 10% off (excludes clearance items).

Although I have hoards of designer paper, I love to create my own backgrounds.  I did so using Plaid and Little Checkerboard.  For the plaid, I inked up my stamp with dark green and stamped it onto white cardstock.  For my little checkerboard, I inked up my stamp in black and stamped onto red cardstock.  Twine and little banners were added.

TOMORROW is a NEW RELEASE and you won’t want to miss it!  So don’t forget that I will have a post up tomorrow showcasing the new release!

Get Creative!

Posted on : Mar 31 2020
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In one of my stamp groups, we were challenged to tear some cardboard, and leave some of the cardboard on the top.  The untorn portion of my cardboard was painted in red and then distressed with SU Chocolate Chip.

Over the red, Technique Junkies’ Chicken Wire 2, was stamped out in VersaInk then heat embossed in gold.

My Floral Rooster, by Impression Obsession, was stamped out on Copic friendly paper then coloured with Copic markers.

Inspired to try this technique?  Get creative!

Posted on : Mar 28 2020
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Shaking things up with Fairies

Ewww, I love, love, love this new release called Fairy Garden, set of 10.  It’s the bomb!  I see myself using this set a lot.  Fairy Garden comes with 10 stamps.

I created a shaker card with a sentiment from Fairy Garden, set of 10 on the inside.  It’s surrounded by little die cut flowers that were sponged with ink using blending brushes, adding pink to the yellow flowers.  This cute little fairy, from Fairy Garden, set of 10 was coloured with Copic markers.  Stickles have been added to add a glow of magic fairy dust.

I can’t say enough how I love these blending brushes and regret not buying them sooner.  Sponge work has always been a favourite thing of mine, but looking back, the work is not flawless with sponges.

Did you know that we sell blending brushes?  They are the best price that I have seen so far, and to further cut down on your cost, you can use TJ10Beth to receive 10% off on your brushes, or any other product.

I find myself drawn, more and more, to “cutesy” stamps.

Get creative!

Posted on : Mar 24 2020
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Poppy Teapot

We are in mid March.  Spring will soon be here!  With spring, comes all the pretty flowers.

This Poppy Teapot is from the Technique Junkies February Release.  It has been coloured with Prismacolor pencils and the teapot was painted with gold metallic watercolour.

Image, Life is Beautiful

Remember, you can get 10% off your purchase with Technique Junkies, just by using the code above, TJ10Beth.

Have a terrific weekend!


Posted on : Mar 21 2020
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Save 25% off with Code for TJ Stamps

Virtual Stamp Convention!

Save 25% at Technique Junkies with code SAVE25.

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See the list of participating companies here –

Posted on : Mar 20 2020
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Live Magically

How to “live magically.”  In a garden, build a house, and watch the fairies fly about.

This magical set from Technique Junkies is full of fun and creativity.  “Fairy Garden” has ten magical stamps that can be used in a variety of ways.

Here I stenciled my background with pastel colours using A Colorful Life Designs stencils.  Next, I stamped my image over top of the stencil background and coloured with Prismacolor coloured pencils.  The small fairy was stamped and cut out with a small circular punch and glittered with Stickles.  My image was too wide so I had it go on a sideways direction.  Tiny little stars were stamped around the image and a paper daisy was placed on top.

Posted on : Mar 17 2020
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Dueling Darlings – What Makes you Happy – Coffee

What makes you happy?  This is the inspiration for the Dueling Darlings Duel this month.  The two hosts:  Terry L for the Dazzlers and Tami for the Divas, took the inspiration from the fact that March 10th is the International Day of Happiness.  They brainstormed about what makes people happy.  The answer was COFFEE.

Each “team” receives the same kit from their host and the duel is to see what everyone from the two teams come up with, using their kit.

Because I love coffee, I thoroughly enjoyed this challenge.

What makes me happy:  Uninterrupted time in my studio


Here are links to the Dazzlers:

Terry S
Terry L
Debby B

Here are the links to the Divas:


What makes you happy?


  • Designer paper was hand stamped by Terry, using Condord & 9th “Coffee Blend Turnabout” stamp set using the following colours:  Dark Chocolate, Warm Cocoa, Warm Glow Amalgam, Chocolate Trulle Amalgam, Tomato Soup and Turquoise Sea
  • Cardstock: Gina K, Tomatoe Soup and Turquoise Sea
  • Embossed Carstock:  Stampin’ Up! Close to Cocoa using Sizzix Alterations Embossing Folder
  • Coffee Cup die cuts:  Concord & 9th Coffee Blend dies
  • Enamel Dots:  The Paper Studio and Eyelet Outlet
  • Ribbons:  Michaels



Posted on : Mar 15 2020
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Baby Wipe Technique

Have you heard of an older technique called the “Baby Wipe Technique?”  Recently, my friend Tina Zinck, filmed The Baby Wipe Technique, which prompted me to try it out once again.  I had better results this time because Tina mentioned using five baby wipes instead of just one.  You can see her You Tube video here.

While digging around to see which stamps I wanted to use, I found my long-and forgotten-Gerber Daisy stamps by Inkadinkado.  My background stamp was one of my first stamps and has been used numerous times for a variety of projects.

Using Nuvo Embellishment Mousse, I spread the mousse over my background.  As luck would have it, my mousse coordinated nice with the background.

I created four cards for later use.

Get creative!



Posted on : Mar 14 2020
Posted under cards |

Steampunk or is it Altered Art?

How about some masculine cards today?  I love a little steampunk and altered art in my life.  My introduction to stamping was back in 1999, when I moved from Canada’s east coast, to central Canada.  I started making altered books where I found a love for the distressed and antique look.  Heavens, I’m all over the map with design, aren’t I!?

My cards started out as gold cardstock, from Stampn’ Up! and the rest  of the items were things I had lying around my studio.

I started by embossing the gold cardstock in my Big Shot (alas, my Cuttlebug has given out), and cutting and embossing miniature tags.  Then distressed the tags with SU Soft Suede and Early Espresso.

Next, I added bronze metallic gilding polish and black Stazon over the gold cardstock.  Over the drywall tape, I smudged on some waxy paste in green.  There isn’t a name on the packaging which was purchased back in 2000.  (how do I know when it was purchased?  It was one of my first major purchased for my new hobby)

As a child I collected stamps, and as I grew up I no longer wanted to stay with that hobby, so I took my book apart and kept the stamps, because I knew one day I would have a use for them in my art.  Cogs were found in the jewellery making section at Hobby Lobby.  They are perfect for gluing to flat surfaces.

Inspired!?  Get creative!


Posted on : Mar 07 2020
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