Technique Junkies August Release and Sale

Hello there fellow stampers.  It’s August 1st and that means it’s time for a new release for Technique Junkies.  This release is full of goodness.   Newly released stamps are 15% off until August 8thUse my code TJ10Beth for anything else in the store.

On my Autumn Floral Mandella card, I used one of my Color Burst backgrounds created on watercolour paper.  Next, I heat embossed my Feel Most Alive sentiment in gold.  Feel Most Alive is not a new release, but you can still get a discount if you use my code mentioned above.

This lovely stamp is called Enough.  It produces a quick card for when you’re in a time crunch.




TJ Blog:
Beth:? You are here


Erin: (8:00am August 1) “Stamping on Vellum”

Tracy Shultz: (7:00 PM EST August 1) “Technique Junkies August New Release”

Posted on : Aug 01 2021
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Good Morning Sunshine

Good morning friends!  Hope you had a nice weekend, and are having a good week so far.  Can I tell you about my weekend?  On Sunday I attended a Zoom Gelli Plate workshop hosted by Robyn McClendon.  I’ll have more to say about it soon.

Today, I want to showcase a pretty cool new stamp from Technique Junkies called Mornin’ on the Farm.  This stamp proved to be extremely popular with the Design Team.  If you click on the link you can see all the samples made by the Team.

I heat embossed using black embossing powder and painted in colour using my Perfect Pearls.

For 10% off of your shopping cart, use TJ10Beth.

Have a great week!


Posted on : Jul 27 2021
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Make it Shine

Hello there friends!  How’s your week going?  Doing anything fun this week or on the upcoming weekend?  We plan to head to the trailer.  I always have stamping to do, so I take that with me to work on if I don’t feel like joining friends at the camp fire.

Had a weird experience this week.  I hired a painter and I’ve never looked him up on Facebook, yet he came up as a suggestion to become friends with him.  How weird is that?  I didn’t even know his last name, or anything about him.  No mutual friends.  So, how did Google try for me to “friend” him.  The only thing I can think is that we were talking and going over the painting and talking within earshot of my cell phone.  I have seen 60 Minutes on tv where they talk about how phones can hear.  I guess they can indeed.

As always, use code TJ10Beth for 10% off your shopping cart.

Card Instruction

My Technique Junkies card uses Lighthouses and Lighthouse Sentiments.  First step was to generously rub  an Embossing Buddy all over the navy cardstock, then white ink was used to stamp out the Lighthouses using white ink.  Next, I heat embossed with white embossing powder.  The sentiment from Lighthouse Sentiments was stamped onto a lighter blue cardstock and adhered to the front.  Very quick card for you today.  Enjoy the rest of your week!

Thanks for stopping by!



Posted on : Jul 20 2021
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Let Go

 Hi stampers!  I hope your summer is going well.  It’s crazy here in Ontario, Canada; temperatures are cool most of the time and cloudy with rain every other day.   There is no better excuse than the weather to get time in the stamp room.

As many of you may have noticed, I love using pencil crayons to colour.  Last week I showed my watercoloured version of  on my blog.  I love how the Accept What is card turned out.  It is embossed in gold and coloured in with Prismacolour coloured pencil.

Get 10% off by using code TJ10Beth

Got to have it all Bundle

Posted on : Jul 13 2021
Posted under cards |

Have Faith

Hello there friends.  Did my American family and friends have a wonderful 4th of July?  The weather was lovely this weekend.  Finally got onto the boat for the first time in a year–you may recall I broke my ankle May 15, 2020.  Yup the date will never be forgotten–LOL.  Lake Huron was still a little cold for me but my cousin and Al didn’t think so.  I stayed back while the two of them jumped into the lake.

Did you see Technique Junkies’ new release? There is still time to purchase new release stamps for an automatic 25% off until July 8th.  Use code TJ10Beth for 10% off the remainder of your shopping cart.

I made a video tutorial for the new release.  In case you didn’t see it, I’m including it here.

I’ve been wanting to dabble in watercolours and thought that this Accept What is stamp would be a perfect place to start.

Thanks for stopping by. Have a super week!

Posted on : Jul 06 2021
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Technique Junkies July New Release and Sale

Sounds of summer–crickets singing, birds chirping, children in splash pads, and my squeal of delight while opening my box of summer stamps.  Pure delight.  Happy Canada Day to my fellow Canadians.

Welcome friends to Technique Junkies July release and sale.  A sale that offers 15% off all newly released stamps  (automatically taken off) from July 1-8th.  10% off all additional products if you use my code TJ10Beth.  This code is good on all products all month long.  Happy shopping!


Today’s video shows you a delightful card with a simple wow effect.  I also share how to colour each individual word on Mermaid Vibes–one stamp that can be stamped out with one solid colour, or multi colours like I have done numerous times in the past.  If you follow along with my blog, you’d have seen me do this numerous times over the past couple of months.  Scroll down to see my video, cards I showcase in my video, links to my fellow design team members, and the popular Gotta Have it All bundle.






Gotta Have it All bundle

Design Team Highlighting the new release

Start at the beginning

Beth:?  (me)

Posted on : Jul 01 2021
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Hello again there friends!  Hope you’re having a great week and enjoying sundae’s, ice cream, and if you’re from Sarnia, ON, then ice cream under the bridge is what we all like to have!.  It’s almost as famous as eating fries under the bridge.  “That” bridge would be the two bridges spanning where Lake St. Clair joins Lake Huron, and is the same bridge we cross to go over to the United States.

If you’re new to my blog you will be interested to know that your order will be 10% off by using the code TJ10Beth.  The stamp I used is called Sundae. Happy shopping!

I painted my image with watercolours and blended several colours of brown and beige to give the waffle cone a more realistic look.

Well, Al and I finally made it to visit some friends in another city.  It was the first time in 1 year since we saw them due to Covid.  The 2 hour drive to get there was enjoyable.  Ahhhh, freedom.

Hope you’re off to a good start to your week.



Posted on : Jun 29 2021
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Thank you

Hi there fellow Stampin Up! lovers.  I love working with Stampin’ Up!  My girlfriend in Moncton, NB, gifted me with Sweet Strawberry and Berry Blessings which I am showcasing today.  I am really enjoying these two sets and have ten of these cards and coordinating envelopes to go towards 50 cards for my girlfriend’s Christmas present.

Hope you like them too!

Posted on : Jun 19 2021
Posted under cards, Stampin Up |

Escape the Ordinary

Hi friends!  I love escaping the ordinary.  How about you?  Leave me a message and tell me how you love to escape the ordinary.  Me?  I like to go to our boat and jump off the side into the cold water.

This was a very fun background that I created for Technique Junkies Framed Seascape stamp and Ocean Frame Sentiments.

As always, you can use my code below to get 10% off your shopping cart.

Steps to making my card:

  1.  Cut a 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ piece of watercolour paper
  2.  Smoosh  ink onto a silicone mat in a big area and spritz with water.  I used 3 colours of distress inks.
  3. Dip watercolour paper into your inked area and smoosh around.
  4. Dry with heat gun.
  5. Dip watercolour paper lightly onto beaded areas of ink and heat with heat gun.
  6. Repeat steps 2 to 5 until you are happy with your background.  My background was created by repeating these steps four times.
  7. When background is dry, ink Framed Seascape onto your background with VersaMark and sprinkle with white embossing powder.  Heat set.
  8.  Using a sentiment from Ocean Frame Sentiments, ink up your stamp with VersaMark and sprinkle with gold embossing powder.  Heat set.
  9.  Die cut an anchor or other sea die, and ink up the diecut with VersaMark and sprinkle gold embossing powder over top.  Heat set.  Now it looks like a real charm and not paper.  Just a little trick that will surprise the recipient of your card.
Thank you for stopping by!

Posted on : Jun 15 2021
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ATC Swap-Bee Theme

Hello friends!  How are you enjoying your weekend so far?  I worked today and had a great day.  I was off yesterday, and worked on another ATC swap I’m in.  You see, Design Team work for Technique Junkies, shooting videos, looking after custom card orders, preparing Christmas calendars, and working full time doesn’t keep me busy enough, so I just had to sign up not for just one ATC swap, but four.  Poor Al always asks the same question: “why do you do that to yourself?”  All I do is laugh and say, “but you know, I get so excited with doing new things.”  How many are the same way?

This Artist Trading Card (ATC) is 2 1/2″ x 3 1/2″.  I used Stampin’ Ups! Honey Bee stamp set for the theme “Bee.”  Each host describes what we are to add to our ATC.  This one was easy because it only had to be bee related.

In another trade (card below) we were to design a summer card and use the word “summer.”  I made five of these:  one for myself, three to trade, and one for the hostess of the Summer ATC swap.  In this swap I watercoloured the sky and water.  I chose to keep my masked sun white because my boat was white and I wanted a good balance of colour.  I love to add charms to my ATCs as well, so I added a Stampin’ Up! sailing wheel.

More about ATC’s:

  1. Must be 2 1/2 x 3 1/2′
  2. Must fit into a sleeve for protection (sport trading card holders are perfect)
  3. Use any medium you like (stamps, hand drawing, paintings, etc.)
  4. ATC’s are for TRADE only.  Original pieces that are sold are called Art Card Additions
  5. Can be an original piece for trade or mass produced by hand
  6. Each card should have their ATC numbered ie 2/5 two out of five; as well as the name of the artist, date, and trade name theme or a title

Where I trade my ATC’s:

ATC’s for All

Swap Bot

I’ve been known to host a trade with blogging friends, or have been asked by a member of my trading groups for a personal trade.

If you sign up to trade, you can find me under the name of sunflowersanddragonflies.


Thanks for stopping by!


Posted on : Jun 12 2021
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