Make a Tree Set

Hello stampers. How is your week going so far?  I’m busy stamping and knitting.  Being hooked on two hobbies is time-consuming, eh?!

I had fun with this Make a Tree Set of 12 and also In my Prayers. which you can receive at 10% off by using my code TJ10Beth.

I stamped out my tree in brown and coloured the leaves with Tombow markers, adding some shadow onto the bottom of the leaves for extra dimension, and huffed on the stamp to moisten the ink and stamped out the leaves several times.  Next, I added the birds, from Make a Tree Set.

To add even more dimension I sponged ink around the edges of the card.

Thanks for stopping by.


Posted on : Jan 15 2019
Posted under cards, Technique Junkies Stamps |

Happy 30th Birthday to my son

After owning this stamp set for almost a year, I finally used it for my son’s 30th birthday.  He is crazy about Pandas and visited the Toronto, Canada zoo numerous times just to see the pandas and is known to stand there for two hours at a time.  He wrote the zoo to thank them for bringing in the pandas, on loan from China, and next thing you know he received a letter from Canada’s Prime Minister thanking him for his interest in the Pandas, explaining why it was so important to having them in the Toronto Zoo.  How cool is that?!

So, Adam, happy 30th!

Stamps:  Stampn’ Up! Party Pandas


Posted on : Jan 12 2019
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Not my Circus

Hello there.  I hope you are all well and having a great week.

My card uses Technique Junkies Not my Circus.  The technique used is Waxy Window from the August 2014 issue of the Technique Junkie Newsletter.  I picked this technique because I wanted to something unique with this stamp and this technique certainly fits the bill.  You can find the technique here.

Are you interested in receiving 10% off your order? Simply use TJ10Beth.

Did you make any New Years Resolutions?  Mine are all craft related:

  1. Clean up my stamp room (with some help)
  2. Stamp more.  Post more.
  3. Make my Christmas cards early this year.  I’ve already made 8.
  4. Keep my mojo in check.

What are your resolutions?

Thanks for stopping by!



Posted on : Jan 08 2019
Posted under cards, Technique Junkies Stamps |

Merry Christmas

I hope everyone is having a Merry Christmas.  I posted the last of my Christmas cards last week so today I am showing you another nautical card using Technique Junkies stamps.

It was fun to create a one-layer card.  Perfect for mailing.  Stamps can be purchased at 10% off if you use the code TJ10Beth.  In fact, you whole shopping cart will automatically be discounted 10%.

Stamps Used:

Play Like a Pirate

Large Procelain Crackle



Posted on : Dec 25 2018
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Winter Wonderland

Hello fellow stampers.  I made the final six Christmas cards for the year, using Technique Junkies Snowflakes, Set of 9.  I’ll bet you’re saying, “hey, you’re always using that set.”  Truth be told it is my favourite winter stamp set because I have always been in love with snowflakes.  They are so versatile as you can see here where I used a deer die cut and heat embossed gold snowflakes around the edges.

You can get this stamp set, or any other product at 10% off just by using my discount code TJ10Beth.

In the background I used Creaking Trees.  I cut the sentiment off the top of the trees.  The nice thing about cutting the sentiment becomes more versatile.  Added to the right bottom corner is a 3-D Christmas tree embellishment.

Have a great week!

Posted on : Dec 18 2018
Posted under cards, Christmas, Technique Junkies Stamps |

Enjoy the Ride

Hello folks.  I thought I’d mix it up a little bit with a Technique Junkies nautical card.  You can receive these stamps, or anything else, at 10% off just by using my discount code TJ10Beth.

The very bottom design is designer paper but everything else is stamped.  Popular right now is Wood.  I can’t get enough of wood design stamps right now.  My sailboat and sentiment comes from Enjoy the Ride.  The layer under Wood is Nautical Background.

Are you ready for Christmas?  I am.  Everything is done.  The last of knitting, wrapping, and paper purses to hold gifts are made.  Stay tuned for a peak into my world of unique wrapping on Saturday.

Have a great week!

Posted on : Dec 11 2018
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A Snowflake is Winter’s Butterfly

Hello stamping friends.  Today I have a Triple the Fun card which I made a tutorial for in the Technique Junkie Newsletter.  You can see the tutorial here.  For my card I used Snowflakes, set of 9 which you can get for 10% off simply by using my code TJ10Beth.

On each of the snowflakes I added a white pearl to the centre of the snowflake.

Have a super week!

Posted on : Nov 20 2018
Posted under cards, Christmas, Technique Junkies Stamps |

Stampn’ Up! Saturday, Beautiful Peacock

Hello folks!  Today I thought I would share a Stampn’ Up! card with you.  Normally when I make a card, I make multiples to have on hand and for this card I made six of them.

This stamp set is called Beautiful Peacock.

I live in Canada, so our Thanksgiving is over and I hope my American readers have a fabulous Thanksgiving.  Anyone going Black Friday shopping?  I live on the US border so many girls from work take the day off to go over to take advantage of the deals.

My Christmas tree is up and decorated, presents are wrapped, so all that is left is my Christmas baking.

Hope you have a terrific weekend.


Posted on : Nov 17 2018
Posted under cards |

30 Days of Christmas, Day 30

Welcome to the 30 Days of Christmas with Techique Junkies, where ALL Christmas stamps are 20% off and if you use my code TJ10Beth you get an additional 10% off, so that’s 30% off ALL Christmas stamps.  What a great deal.  Thank you Pat Huntoon!

I coloured up Holiday Doodles and even gave them shadows and highlights with my Prismacolor coloured pencils.  You can see what my finished piece looked like before I cut it up into inchie art, inspired by Colleen Dietrich on Pinterest.  My sentiment is Joyeux Noel.

You can see all the Christmas stamps here.

Today is the last day of the sale so act fast to get your big discount.


Posted on : Nov 12 2018
Posted under cards, Christmas, Technique Junkies Stamps |

Technique Junkies November New Release




Hello and welcome to the Technique Junkies November New Release, where all new release stamps are 15% off until November 8th.  The discount will automatically be adjusted in your shopping card.  And to receive 10% more in discount on new releases this month and all other products, simply use my discount code TJ10Beth., thats 25% off new releases.

Please visit Design Junkies blog.  You will find the links to everyone’s cards on the Design Junkies blog.

Card Details:

I first stamped out Oh Holy Night in a soft brown.  This is an old release so it is not available at 15% off, but you can get it for 10% off by using my discount code.

I then heat embossed the snowflakes, using Snowflakes set of 9 in three different colours.  For my sentiment I stamped out one of the snowflakes and stamped the sentiment from Snowflakes set of 9 directly over top.  The sentiment was heat embossed as well.

Here I used Champagne Toast and Raise Your Glass.

Card Details:

I stamped out Champagne Toast and heat embossed in gold then I cut them into 2 1/2 x 3 1/2″.  The background measures 5 1/2″ x 5 1/2″.

Next, I stamped out Raise Your Glass and punched out a decorative topper then added rhinestones.

Posted on : Nov 01 2018
Posted under cards, Christmas, Technique Junkie Newsletter |

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