Retro Reindeer

Hi folks!  I hope your week is off to a great start!  Mine is.  I’m still pumped from my recent visit to my daughter in Ottawa.  I love the city of Ottawa and envy Sarah and her family.  As the Nation’s capital, it is full of awesome museums.  It also has beautiful parks and what a sight to see at this time of year with the changing tree colours.  Plus it has two of my beautiful granddaughters.

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In my card above I used Out of the Box technique (the first time I used this technique).  I used Technique Junkies Retro Reindeer stamp and coloured it with Stamping Blend markers.  The antlers were filled in with a silver sparkle pen.

Have you seen the Gotta Have it All Bundle?  Who can resist this month’s release.  You can purchase it at a special savings listed below.



Posted on : Oct 12 2021
Posted under cards, Christmas |

Merry & Bright

Hi there folks!  There is still time to get the newly released Technique Junkies October stamps at 25% off.  Use my code TJ10Beth and get 10% off everything else!

I was born in the 60’s.  Is that why I love retro so much?  This fun ornament stamp is called Retro Ornaments Background.  Merry & Bright came from Victorian Greetings, set of 6.

Steps to Making Card

  • Cut turquoise card to size 4″ x 5 1/4″ and copper mat at 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″
  • Take a dark colour of ink, such as a deeper turquoise and blend edges, leaving the centre light (original colour of cardstock).  Let dry completely before the next step.
  • Rub embossing buddy generously over the entire cardstock.
  • Heat emboss using gold embossing powder
  • Add a banner with sentiment using the same colour as the mat.  Here it is a copper.
  • Whalaa.  You’re done!

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Posted on : Oct 05 2021
Posted under cards, Christmas, Technique Junkies Stamps |

Fifth Avenue Floral

Hello stampers!  I’ve been going through photos that I haven’t posted before and I found this cute card I made once upon a time.  I never tire of Stampn’ Ups! Fifth Avenue Floral.  I made 25 of these for an order I had done and I was waiting until the event was done before I posted it.  The flower was watercoloured using ink refills.  The blended ink background was stamped over top with an Impression Obsession large background stamp.

Have a super weekend, and thanks for stopping by.


Posted on : Oct 05 2021
Posted under cards, Stampin Up |

Technique Junkies New Release and a Video from Me

Whoop Whoop, it’s my favourite time of the year–Christmas!!!  I had so much fun making my cards for the month of October.  I’m sure you’re going to be as excited as me when you see this release!  I was inspired by these stamps, and I wanted to use many different techniques.  Today I am sharing my video–Christmas with Color Bursts, highlighting two ways of using your backgrounds.  For more details from the Design Team, and stamps, please scroll down.  If you want to start at the beginning, please visit the TJ Blog.

15% off all new release stamps until October 8th.  This month I’m happy to announce that my code TJ10Beth is good for all other products until the 8th.  After that my code is good for everything which includes October releases.


Stamps used:  Vintage Ornaments, Jingle On

Design Team Inspiration

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Posted on : Oct 01 2021
Posted under cards, Christmas, Technique Junkies Stamps, Tutorials |

Creepy Halloween

Hello there Halloween lovers.  This is one creepy stamp and great for one who is enthralled with Halloween.  Scary Skull is quick to use and perfect for mass production.  You can use my code TJ10Beth for my 10% discount.

Hope you’re having a great week.  I’m preparing for our trip to Ottawa to visit my daughter and  her family.  I’m busy making my daughter a birthday card and coordinating tag.  The first set I made, I went to use it and discovered it didn’t coordinate at all with the wrapping paper so I’m back to my room for a do-over.  My world has to be matchy-matchy. Just ask my friends and family.

In three short days Technique Junkies will have their October release and with that comes another tutorial by me.  It was some video.  Al and I spent 7 hours editing, cutting 13 minutes off the time.  I’m still learning a lot about making YouTube videos, and I still can’t stop feeling like I’m in front of an entire stadium of people.

I’ll be back on Thursday, and I hope you will be too.  Cheers!

Posted on : Sep 28 2021
Posted under cards, Technique Junkies Stamps |

Fright Night

Hello fellow stampers!  This is going to be a month of Halloween cards for you.  I love sending out Halloween cards.

This cute card uses stamps from Technique Junkies, and if you use my code TJ10Beth, you will get 10% off of your shopping cart, as long as it is not a sale item.

Stamps used:  Ghosties Night, Fright Night


Posted on : Sep 21 2021
Posted under cards, Technique Junkies Stamps |

In the Garden

Hi there stampers.  As I sit here typing this, I feel like my dad who used to listen to “old” music, as I listen to music on Google from the 60’s, the time I was born.  (I must have wanted to be younger and noticed I said I was 49 in a recent post.  WRONG.  59).  How I started listening to the 60’s has quite a funny story.  I was recently sick with a cold.  The worst I ever had.  Trying to ask Google to play a local radio station, my brain was in a fog and I couldn’t spit it out.  All I could do was make sounds and the 60’s is what came up.  I’m glad that it took me to this station.

Wild flower silhouettes are popular and have been for quite a while now.  This Technique Junkies silhouette stamp is nice and wide which allows for a full image and if you don’t want to use the original width, simply cut it down like I did above.  The name of this stamp set is Wildflower Silhouette.  The sentiments are from In the Garden.  My coupon code is good for 10% off of your purchase.

Below are close ups of each card.  I made these cards a couple of month’s ago but never posted them.

Thanks for stopping by!

Posted on : Sep 14 2021
Posted under cards, Technique Junkies Stamps |

My Organized Stamp Room

Happy Saturday fellow stampers!  I’m not sure if I posted this photo of my organized stamp room or not.  My dear cousin helped me to organize my tiny space so I could find things quickly, and I must admit, she was right when she had me put likes with likes.  For example, it was very painful to see her place wooden stamps in with my polymer.  I nearly had a heart attack fainted when she suggested it.  After some coaxing I finally agreed.  Now that I’m looking for a particular stamp, I can find it in 30 seconds.

That wooden chair you see tucked into the corner is my YouTube video making chair.  It doesn’t creek and groan like my metal chair.  I’ve been known to stand up throughout a video production too.  This winter I am painting the chair a little wacky fun.  Still haven’t decided if I should make the base coat black or pink.  Check out “painted chairs” in Pinterest and let me know your thoughts.  Better yet, if you come across something you think would be perfect, please put a link in the comments.

The painting of dandelions on the wall was done years ago at a paint party.


My Stampn Up! stamps fit beautifully in large bins which are stackable.  I placed all dies with the stamp set using an elastic band so there’s no hunting around for that special die when I “need” it.  You know the frustration.

Coloured bins along the top shelf hold items not easily stored in bins with lids.  Notice the labelling?  Terry Ann, my cousin, stood over me and had me label things immediately.  Occasionally I would say, I’ll do that later, but she wouldn’t let me put it off–LOL.

Gasp–wood and polymer share the same space.  Well, I’ll admit, Terry Ann was right.  It is easier finding stamps when they are “like with like.”

These large bins are just 2 of 6 that I have filled with Technique Junkies’ stamps.  I have them organized according to Christmas/holidays, backgrounds, all things water-related, and miscellaneous.

Al created hooks for me to hang my brayers.  Did you know that brayers should be stored like this to prevent the roller from creating a flat spot?

Well, if you are reading this you’re a trooper for all of today’s reading material.  I’m off to the trailer for the night–have a great weekend!

Posted on : Sep 11 2021
Posted under Personal Photos |

Happy Halloween

Hello Halloween fans!  Do you  enjoy making Halloween cards as much as I do?  I like to make Halloween cards and send them off to a few of my family members.

It’s still not too late to buy and get in on the 15% off of the newly released set of stamps.  The price is discounted automatically so you don’t need a discount code for those, but for all other products you can use TJ10Beth.

Here is my YouTube video from Technique Junkies new release.


Directions for Making my Card:

1.  On a piece of gray cardstock, use Cloud Edger stencil and make clouds until you are 2/3 down from top to bottom using black ink.

2.  Using black cardstock, die cut a tree background and adhere with glue.

3.  Stamp Bloody Halloween onto gray cardstock, using black ink.

4.  Add embellishments such as bat die cuts.

Posted on : Sep 07 2021
Posted under cards, Tutorials |

Harrison in the Forest of Funky Trees

This past week was a week of challenges in a stamp group I belong to.  This challenge was to create an alcohol ink background with a few twists.  Below you will see how my background turned out and rather than use these as a card front I decided to cut them up with Tim Holtz’s Funky Trees die.  Doesn’t Harrison looks regal surrounded by those trees?

Any special plans for this long weekend?  Enjoy yourselves!

Posted on : Sep 04 2021
Posted under cards |

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