A Nautical Anniversary

Hi folks!  Can you believe it’s my 1st wedding anniversary already?  I am in love with owls and nautical themes so what could be better than combining the two for an anniversary card.  My wedding invitation included a male and female die cut owl.  After cutting out all of the pieces my two girlfriends came over and we spent the night gluing all the pieces together.

On my background you can see the Technique Junkies Ropes that I coloured in two tones.  You can receive Ropes or any other stamp/product (excludes clearance items) at 10% off simply by using TJ10Beth.

Behind my owl, I made clouds with a handmade cloud shape on watercolour paper.

This is the inside of the card.  Underwater Borders, Set of 3 was stamped on the inside of my card and coloured with Prismacolor coloured pencil.  I had fun colouring my image and adding shadow and highlights.

Al and I dressed up and went out for a nice steak dinner.  Tucked inside my card were theatre tickets.

Our wedding took place in Niagara Falls, Canada.  The day was beautiful for picture-taking.

We got married outdoors.  The log cabin is where we signed our wedding certificate.

Let the party begin!

Posted on : Aug 20 2019
Posted under Technique Junkies Stamps |

DDD August Kit – Humor

It’s the 15th of the month and that means the Dueling Dazzlers and Divas post our cards that we made with the kit provided to us.  This month the Dazzlers received our kit from Jeanette and the Divas received their kits from Kelly.  As always, it is super fun to see what everyone did with their kit.

My image came to me on a white background and I added the clouds with my handmade cloud and SU Pacific Point.  I used a curvy die to show movement of the rollercoaster.  I cut my sentiment out in a circle and sponged colour around the edges.

What a fun image, eh?!

My kit includes the following:

Image and Sentiment:  Taylored Expressions Adventure Land stamp set

Designer Paper unknown source

Ribbon Celebrate it

Buttons and pearls unknown source


Posted on : Aug 15 2019
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Dreaming of Wings

Hello folks!  Todays Technique Junkies card uses Dreaming of Wings and A Colorful Life Stencils background.  I stamped and coloured my image then I carefully sponged the stencil.  This was extremely easy with this stamp, and required no masking.  Easy peasy folks!

As always, you can enjoy a 10% discount on these, or any other product, excluding the clearance rack, simply by using my code TJ10Beth.

Have a great day!

Posted on : Aug 13 2019
Posted under cards, Technique Junkies Stamps |

The Rooster May Crow

Hello there fellow stampers.  How did you like the new release for Technique Junkies?  There are a lot of awesome stamps this month, and it’s not too late to hone in on the fantastic 25% off newly released stamps.  How so, you ask?!  Well, all newly released stamps are 15% off until August 8th, and with my 10% discount coupon, you will get 25% off newly released stamps, and 10% of all other products you purchase, excluding the clearance rack.  Feel free to use my 10% discount code TJ10Beth.

Here I used a new release called The Rooster May Crow, and paired it with two older stamps:  Little Checkerboard and Chicken Wire 2.

I heat embossed using gold embossing powder over Real Red cardstock.  Little Checkerboard was stamped out and die cut to make a frame for my main image.

Thanks for stopping by.  Enjoy your week!

Posted on : Aug 06 2019
Posted under cards, Technique Junkies Stamps |

Technique Junkies New Release and Discount

Welcome, welcome to the August release for Technique Junkies.  There is so much goodness to see and let me tell you that the design team will wow you.  I know I was blown away with the talent of the TJ DT.

All newly released stamps are 15% off until August 8th, and when you use my code, TJ10Beth, you will get a total of 25% off of your purchase.  There are no discounts on clearance items.


Here, I used I’ll be Watching You.  I stamped over my stenciled background, using a variety of A Colorful Life Stencils.  Next, I drew lines around the edges as seen on Debi Payne’s work on-line.  I thought it would be a great way to add more black to make the image pop, instead of using a black mat.  Sequins were added to give it some texture.

Looking through a gate, or window, is Framed Sunflower.  Would you believe sunflowers are one of my favourite flowers?  LOL.  Here, I stamped out my image and spent quite a bit of time colouring it with Prismacolor coloured pencils and even blended some brown paint around the centre of the flower and added brown dots using dark brown acrylic paint.  The last thing I did was to add clouds to the sky, using my handmade stencil.


Kia Gibson-Clapper – https://kia-splace.ca/?p=8801

Posted on : Aug 01 2019
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Get Well Soon

Hello fellow stampers!  Enjoying this summer heat?  I sure am!

My mojo has found it’s way back to me, after a long hiatus, and I got six cards made over the weekend.

Today, my card used A Colorful Life Stencils paired with Summer Bouquet and Get Well Soon.

I started out placing my stencil over 110 lb white cardstock and misting it with Thulian Pink Shimmering Bliss.  The shimmer that shows up is so awesome. Next, I added my flowers and sentiment.

These stamps, stencils, and any other product you choose to purchase (excluding clearance rack) are subject to 10% off simply by using my code TJ10Beth.

It won’t be long now before our August 1st release is upon us.  I’m so excited!


Posted on : Jul 30 2019
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Saltwater heals Everything

Hello fellow stampers and friends!  This heat has been something else, eh?!  Al and I have been cooling down on our boat this summer.  Although we didn’t buy a sailboat, I am still feeling very nautical these days.  It brings back memories of our wedding and reception a year ago which had a nautical flair.

I live in Sarnia, Ontario, and it is on the water separating us from the U.S., so we are on the boat all the time.  When I’m working 3-11, Al will go down just to nap or putter around.  He’s a proud papa.

Today, my card was embossed with a wave embossing folder, and heat embossed with the Technique Junkies sentiment Saltwater Heals Everything.  I sponged colour onto Sailing Panel with a variety of ink pads and sponges.

All Technique Junkies stamps and products (excluding clearance rack) are 10% off simply by using my code TJ10Beth.

Have a great day, and stay cool!


Posted on : Jul 23 2019
Posted under Sunflowers and Dragonflies, Technique Junkies Stamps |

Vintage Lighthouse

Hello folks!

Everywhere I turn these days, the nautical theme comes up–in stamping, household decorating, and last August it was my wedding theme.  Who would have guessed that the rest finally caught up to me–LOL!

Using my Technique Junkies stamps, Ropes and Vintage Lighthouse, I created this fun card that could be used for any occasion.

I used the Misti to create two colours of ropes on my background Ropes stamp, which is so easy to do.

Aside from the clearance rack, you can use my discount code TJ10Beth for 10% of your entire purchase!  It doesn’t get better than that!

Have a greeat day!


Posted on : Jul 16 2019
Posted under cards, Technique Junkies Stamps |

DDD Christmas in July

Hello folks!  For those who follow me, you know that on the 15th of the month I post a card that I made with a kit from the Dueling Darlings.  There are two teams:  the Divas, and the Darlings (me).  The two teams are sent different kits and it is a duel to see how each kit is used.  It is a lot of fun that’s for sure.  Being part of this group certainly pushes me to the max to see what I can come up with.

This month I did paper tole.  Remember how it used to be the rage?

If you look very close, you will see the top layer of my card has been cut out and using pop dots, I adhered the top to the background.

Another fun challenge!

Image:  SU “I’ll be Home”

Gemstone – Paper Studio

Ribbon – Offray

Papers – Hobby Lobby


Posted on : Jul 15 2019
Posted under cards, DDD |

Technique Junkies July New Release


Hello fellow stampers!  Another fun release is upon us, here at Technique Junkies.  Until July 8th, newly released stamps are 15% off, and if you use TJ10Beth discount code, you will receive an additional 10% off.  Can’t beat 25% off newly-released stamps!  When you use my code, the rest of your items in your shopping cart (minus clearance items) will be discounted at 10% off.


Here, I used Shells and Starfish,a new release; and the sentiment comes from an older set called Seahorse Set of 4.  I coloured my seashells with copic markers and added shading with my Prismacolor coloured pencils.

For my Summer Bouquet card I used the following papers:  So Saffron, Regal Rose and Cherry Cobbler.  This is a fun image to colour because there are so many possibilities with the colours.  My spring-like colours will be seen at a later date.

New Release Participants

Posted on : Jul 01 2019
Posted under cards, Technique Junkie Newsletter |

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