Technique Junkies Inventory Reduction Sale

WOWZA!!  Pat Huntoon has come up with a wonderful December Inventory Reduction SaleEverything in the that category is 35% off, PLUS use my code TJ10Beth for an additional 10% off.  That’s a whopping 45% off.  The reduction sale lasts through December 1 – 15.

My “oldie but goodie” favourite stamp is on this list.  The Flourished Floral.  If you click on Flourished Floral you’ll see 7, yes 7, examples that I created.

Are you still busy making Christmas cards?  I finished making 60+ cards and the ones going into the mail all got mailed yesterday.  I had a hoard of cards organized by sizes and countries to a tune of $76 in postage.  Reminder to self–make flat mailable cards for the next Christmas season.

How many Christmas cards do you make for Christmas?

Thanks for stopping by.


Posted on : Dec 02 2021
Posted under cards, Technique Junkies Stamps |

Courage

Hello fellow stampers!  Technique Junkies came out with an awesome November release. I think there’s a little bit of this verse in all of us these days, whether it be mentally exhausted or letting COVID restrictions get to us.  We all could use a bit of courage.  This Courage stamp comes with the verse and lion as one stamp.  The background I felt would best go with Courage is called Seagrass Mat.  Seagrass Mat is not a new release but can be purchased at 10% off just by using my code TJ10Beth.

My background that has Courage stamped onto it, is one of my many Color Burst backgrounds.  For links please scroll down.

 

Color Burst Background

Highlighting Christmas Colours

 

Highlighting Twilight Skies


Posted on : Nov 30 2021
Posted under cards, Technique Junkies Stamps |

Appreciate the Journey

Hello there fellow stampers!   For Christmas I am giving a dear friend 40+ cards for Christmas, and these are part of the present.  Pair designer paper with Appreciate the Journey = quick cards.

I apologize for such a poor photo.  This photo convinced me that I do indeed need a photo box.  I’ve been researching them and decided to go to the local camera store to see what they offer.

Don’t miss another video.  Visit my page along the top of my blog for link to my videos


Posted on : Nov 23 2021
Posted under cards, Technique Junkies Stamps |

Happy Anniversary

My sister recently celebrated her anniversary, and instead of sending a traditional anniversary card I sent her Happiness is a Journey and not a Destination.   The stamp I used is a retired Stampn’ Up! set.

Enjoy your weekend!


Posted on : Nov 13 2021
Posted under cards, Stampin Up |

A Warm and Merry Christmas

Hello folks!  Did you catch Technique Junkies November release yesterday?  Another great month of red rubber!  Today’s cards uses new releases, which can be purchased at 15% discount.  If you use my code TJ10Beth, that will take 10% off the rest of your cart.  The 15% is automatically reduced for you.  Take advantage of this sale until the 8th of November.

Card Instructions

  • Using an embossing buddy, generously rub it over your coloured cardstock, both for background and your cut-out banner.
  • Heat emboss using gold embossing powder and heat set Leaves and Berries, Retro Merry Christmas and Warmest Wishes
  • Trim your gold embossed cardstock to 3 14/16 inches wide and 5 2/16 inches tall.
  • Trim your mat (I used black) to 4″ x 5 1/4″.
  • Adhere your Leaves and Berries background to your mat.
  • Glue mat onto an A2 (4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″) white card.
  • Using pop dots, place your sentiment as desired.

Thanks for stopping by!

 

Don’t miss out on my YouTube videos.  Access to them is along the top of my blog

 


Posted on : Nov 02 2021
Posted under cards, Christmas, Technique Junkies Stamps |

It’s Almost Halloween

Hi folks!  A little known fact about me.  I once had a small on-line scrapbooking/stamping store called Sunflowers and Dragonflies Creative Designs.  After a year, I closed shop because selling just wasn’t for me.  I’d much rather be behind the scenes making cards and creating art.  While I had my store, I had two ladies design my rubber stamps, and this cute little witch was one of the stamps.  She’s so cute, eh?

Have a good Halloween and enjoy any trick or treaters that dare venture out!

 


Posted on : Oct 30 2021
Posted under cards |

Vintage Ornaments

Hello there friends!  Are you almost finished your Christmas card-making or just getting started?  I love the versatility of the Technique Junkies Vintage Ornaments stamp because there are many ways to use this stamp, whether it be quick and simple or a little more intricate.

I’m getting so excited about Christmas.  I feel like a young kid all over again when I see all the festive lights, Christmas trees, and decorations.  How about you? I love watching all the Hallmark movies I can, and even looked closely to see how their houses are decorated.  Last year Al put greenery along the top of both kitchen cupboards, and I gently laid 60 round coloured Christmas tree ornaments, all different sizes, in orange, purple, lime green, pink, bright blue.

This year I want to concentrate on the outside, and already bought outdoor lights.  Al got into the spirit and put them up around the patio door and window of our apartment already.  The rest of the decorations will go up on Nov 13, when the Christmas tree goes up.

Enjoy your week, and happy stamping!


Posted on : Oct 26 2021
Posted under cards, Christmas, Technique Junkies Stamps |

Have a Groovy Christmas and Blog Candy

What a fun card for you today!  I combined the newly released Mid-Century Sparkle Background with the sentiment from Groovy Christmas.  Instructions for making this card are below.  I recently made a YouTube video on creating a background (as seen with the sentiment above).  To view my video please visit my Color Bursts video.

We’re only two months away from Christmas Eve, and my envelopes for all of my 50+ Christmas cards are decorated and addressed.  I get too stressed with this part of Christmas cards, that this year I decided to do it sooner, at a leisurely pace.  Usually I’m frantic, keeping my envelopes undecorated and the address just gets slapped on.  What camp are you in?  Is addressing envelopes a stresser for you or not.  Let me know.  I will pick out a random winner to win this card and five pre-made Color Burst backgrounds as seen behind the Have a Groovy Christmas.

Use my code TJ10Beth for a 10% discount on your purchase to Technique Junkies.

Directions for making my Groovy Christmas card

  • Cut cardstock to 4 x 5 1/4″ and mat as desired
  • Place your Mid-Century Sparkle Background into your Misti
  • Using retro-feeling colours of watercolour markers, colour your background–one image at a time.  Once you colour an image stamp it out onto your cardstock.  Repeat if you want a darker image
  • Continue the above step until your background is completely covered
  • Using a Color Burst background (or other groovy background paper) rub embossing buddy over the background where you will heat emboss
  • Stamp out your sentiment with VersaMark
  • Sprinkle with white embossing powder and heat set
  • Mat sentiment
  • Using pop dots, adhere to your sentiment and centre it onto your Mid-Centruy Sparkle Background

Want to see what YouTube videos I made?  Click on My YouTube Videos along the top of my blog

 


Posted on : Oct 23 2021
Posted under cards, Christmas |

Poinsettia Wreath Wishes

Hello fellow stampers.  Have you started making your Christmas cards? I’m about done, but there’s always room for making more. I’m sure you are busy in the U.S. thinking about Thanksgiving preparations. Here, in Canada, we celebrated our Thanksgiving. It is a special time of year for me because my daughter was born on Thanksgiving Day. Her birthday doesn’t always fall on Thanksgiving Day because our Thanksgiving Day fluctuates.

Put aside your Thanksgiving plans for now, let’s focus on Christmas for a moment.  Using Poinsettia Wreath Wishes, set of 7, I created numerous cards and am showing three of my cards here.

Steps to Making the Wreath

  • Using brown ink stamp your wreath onto a lightly coloured wood paper or a light coloured cardstock of your choice
  • Choose your sentiment and line it up on your stamped out wreath.
  • Using an embossing buddy run over the area made for a sentiment
  • Emboss using gold embossing powder
  • Stamp out a second image on white cardstock if you are only making one or two cards.  If you make more, take the stamp off your block or Misti and ink up just the area of the poinsettia and hand press onto white cardstock.  Repeat as necessary
  • Using a circular die, cut out your wreath
  • Colour your hand-stamped poinsettia and cut along the edges so you are left with just a poinsettia
  • Adhere coloured and cut poinsettia over top of the originally stamped image.  I adhered my coloured poinsettia with a pop dot
  • Add pearls to the centre of the flower, and greenery around the flower too
  • Embellish your card as desired

To see my YouTube videos click on the My YouTube Videos along the top of my blog


Posted on : Oct 19 2021
Posted under cards, Christmas, Technique Junkies Stamps |

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.

Use the above code for 10% off your Technique Junkies purchase

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 |

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