More Mother’s Day Fun Fold


Hi there folks!  Another Mother’s Day card for you.  All products are Stampin’ Up!  Photos are much better on this particular card, so please scroll down to see the inside too.  Before I mailed this card I stamped a sentiment on the upper right of the triangle.  It says Dear Friend.

If you look closely, you will see a bumble bee trinket on the leaves.  Can you find it?

Link to video here.

All products Stampn’ Up!

Thanks for stopping by.


Posted on : May 11 2022
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Happy Mother’s Day Mom

Happy Mother’s Day to all you mother’s out there.  Happy Mother’s Day Mom!


A peek into the opened card.

Stamps and Designer Series Paper:  Stampin’ Up!; Bee Trinket, Stampin’ Up!

Posted on : May 08 2022
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Happy Birthday Emma!

Hi fellow stampers!  Today I have a fun fold for you.  I made this card for my granddaughter who just turned 1.  What’s better than cupcakes no matter what age you are.  I’m a sucker for them.

My daughter is a Martha Stewart in the making.  She always surprises me with the things she makes and does with her husband and her two very young children.  By the way, she’s an outstanding cook too.  Anyways, we were asked that for Emma’s first birthday we enclose a letter to her which will be presented to Emma on her 16th birthday.  Isn’t that cool?  I don’t remember what I did write for Charlotte’s first birthday, but this time I wrote a note on world events and about myself.  It may seem vane to write about oneself, but I think it’s important that grandchildren know about us.  Grandparents are special in their lives.


A little hidden flap to add an extra “I love you.”

And this is the inside.

Posted on : Apr 23 2022
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Stampin Blend Vellum Technique with Gold Texture

One of my favourite bloggers lives right here in Canada’s east coast.  Her name is Tina Zinck and has a very successful Stampin’ Up! business.  I always look forward to watching her tutorials.

This particular card uses Tina’s background technique called Stampin Blend Vellum Technique with Gold Texture.  The results are stunning.

Today a stamping forum I belong to is having a Fest where challenges are posted and participants have a chance to win prizes.  Tina’s technique is what I picked out for my challenge.  If you didn’t click to see the video above, you can see it here.

My cards are for Mother’s Day, which I’m taking to work to sell.  These cards are mini slimline size.  They have been gold embossed on the outside and inside where it says “Happy Mother’s Day.”


Posted on : Apr 02 2022
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Bunch of Roses for my Sister

Happy Saturday everyone!  I hope spring is looking promising where you are.  Not quite so much where I am, but temperatures are going to be 0 degrees C throughout the week.  March can give us a good snowstorm or two up to April.

Using my Tim Holtz Bloom die, I created a small bouquet of roses in my signature colours for my baby sister, Deborah, who just received her doctorate in Business Administration (DBA) specializing in Information Systems.  We’re all so proud of her.  Deborah just received my card so I’m free to post it today.

I was torn about adding gold embossing with “Congratulations” on the front, but leaving it clean won out.  On my next rose card, I probably will add a sentiment to the front.

Have a terrific weekend!


Posted on : Feb 26 2022
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Slimline Fun Fold

Hello there!  I have a slimline video for you today.  In the video I have explained the cuts and folds.  Underneath my video, on YouTube, you will find measurements for the card.  I hope you like it.



Posted on : Feb 18 2022
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Happy Valentine’s Day

Another Gelliplate background and Tim Holtz’s “Bloom Colorize.”  I cut a heart using a die, and heat embossed “Love” in gold onto the heart.  Pop-dots were used to raise the heart.  This card was made for Dear Hubby, Al.

I actually had this card made a month ago.  I’m trying hard to keep ahead of the game, with birthday cards, anniversary cards, while working on the journals I have going on.

Have a great day, and thanks for stopping by!  Stay safe.


Posted on : Feb 14 2022
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Slimline Rose

Happy Saturday friends and fellow stampers.  This was quite the past week in Southern Ontario.  Rain, snow, and more snow.  I hope everyone stayed safe.

I’m really enjoying Tim Holtz Colorize Dies.  It’s so fun to pick out the colours.  I made this card with the intention of sending it to my sister for her Valentine’s Day anniversary, but decided on another style of card instead.  I really wanted to put a heat embossed image on the front of this card, but because I’m not sure when I’ll be using it, I’ll hold off for now.

Here’s a close up of the flower layers

Have a fabulous weekend.  Stay safe.

Posted on : Feb 05 2022
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A Glance into my 14 years with Pat Huntoon

It is with heavy heart that this is my last post as a Technique Junkies designer.  After 14 fantastic years I am retiring from my position from the Technique Junkies Design Team.   You can continue to follow and subscribe to my blog because I will be showcasing new designs using Gelliplate backgrounds, Journal pages of all kinds, and you will even see me using  my favourite Technique Junkies stamps.  This past October, I made my first mini journal sized at 2 1/2″ x 3 1/4″ and I plan to make some more this year.

My start with Pat was as a writer for the Technique Junkie Newsletter, where to this day, you can see my work in the issues you have on hand, and on the Technique Junkie Newsletter website where you will find many, many Technique Junkie Newsletter step-by-step photos of card techniques along with some excellent samples from the Design Team members.  I highly encourage you to take a peek.

Then CD’s came along.  Pat developed many well-loved CD’s filled with new designs for CD titles such as Move it, Shape it, 3D Paper and Fun Folds, Emboss or Die, Fancy Folds and Motion Paper Crafts, Stampin’ Companion, just to name a few.  If you look closely you will find tutorials I have shot and wrote along with samples throughout the CD’s.  I still have my well-loved CDs–I’m old school.

Next, Pat took on a whole new venture with her purchase, of what we know now as, Technique Junkies.  Here, I continued to design, shoot step-by-step tutorials, before moving to YouTube videos. My YouTube video channel can be found here.

I have made many long-term friendships from the Technique Junkie Newsletter, Technique Junkies and Design Team members.  Pat, thank you for all the love and support you have shown me for the past 14 years.

As you can imagine I have made hundreds upon hundreds of cards.  My retirement wouldn’t be complete without sharing my work with you.  Showcasing 14 years would be long and drawn out, so I have selected a card for each year I worked with the stamp company, Technique Junkies.  Thank you for your support and friendship.








2021 YouTube video



Posted on : Feb 01 2022
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Rustic Christmas

Hi again.  Hope you are doing well and staying safe.

Here is the card I made this past Christmas for Sharon, one of my other art friends, who was published in the September/October edition of Somerset Studio, pages 40 to 44.  The download has been attached to the bottom of this blog post.

My background is one of my Gelliprints made with acrylic paints and stamped snowflakes.  You can make out the white snowflake along the bottom of the card.  Sharon loves Tim Holtz so she got this new Tim Holtz colorized Santa card.  After my reluctant purchase of a Colorize die set, I was immediately sold on the product.  They are so easy to use and I definitely will be adding to my collection.  I felt the rusticness of my Gelliprint coordinated with my Santa.

I’ve started my 2022 Christmas cards.  Have you?

Click this PDF link to view Sharon’s article.


Thanks for stopping by.


Posted on : Jan 15 2022
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