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 |

30 Days of Christmas Day 16 – Technique Junkies

Hi folks.  Today I’m showing you how you can use a non traditional stamp and turn it into a Christmas card.  Here, I used Technique Junkies Creaking Trees.  I cut off the sentiment so I could use the trees alone.  I paired the trees with the sentiment Joy.

During the 30 days of Christmas, every stamp in the Christmas category is 20% off. AND you can use my 10% TJ10Beth discount! That means that you will potentially get 30% off all Christmas stamps

You can see the Christmas stamps here.

Here I used sparkly white ribbon.  Which is your favourite?

In two days you will see an amazing new release from Technique Junkies.  Please don’t forget to come back.

Posted on : Oct 30 2018
Posted under cards, Christmas, Sunflowers and Dragonflies, Technique Junkies Stamps |

30 Days of Christmas Day 9

Hello folks.  I wish you a groovy Christmas.  The moment I saw this stamp I knew I had to have it–it’s so me.  LOL.

Today I’m showing you two cards, one Christmas related and one general related.

I coloured Groovy Christmas to coordinate with my Bo Bunny Christmas designer paper.

During the 30 days of Christmas, every stamp in the Christmas category is 20% off. AND you can use my 10% TJ10Beth discount! That means that you will potentially get 30% off all Christmas stamps

You can see the Christmas stamps here.


I love how the sentiment Soul of a Gypsy coordinates with this Groovy Christmas stamp so well.  I can see many more of these cards to come.  I sell my cards at work and I’ll bet this will be a popular card.

Have a great week!

Posted on : Oct 23 2018
Posted under cards, Technique Junkies Stamps |

The Tropics

Hi folks!  Today’s Technique Junkies card uses The Tropics and Sky Touches the SeaYou can receive 10% off these, or any other stamps and product, just by using my code TJ10Beth.

I sponged my sky with yellow and pink and coloured the rest with Copic markers.  I did another version below.

This card was coloured with Copic markers.  Which is your favourite?

Posted on : Oct 16 2018
Posted under cards |

How to Create with Metallic Shimmering Bliss

Can you believe that I didn’t use metallic paper on my card?  Instead I used Technique Junkies metallic Shimmering Bliss.  You can receive these gorgeous sprays or any other product at 10% off simply by using the code TJ10Beth.  It’s that simple.

The stamp I used is called Dream Big.  It is a large stamp so I cut it in half and used the bottom portion of the stamp which I gold embossed on black cardstock.

The cost of purchasing metallic paper is expensive so when Pat offered metallic Shimmering Bliss, I got a hold of them.  Here I used Golden Olive, Silver, Smoldering Ash, and Chestnut Mare.

You may be interested to hear that Pat is offering bundles now, so check them out.

Get it all Spray Bundle

Now on to my tutorial…

Spray your cardstock with the colours I listed (you can use any colour of Shimmering Bliss for a different look).  Let dry completely.


Emboss your dried cardstock.

I wanted a masculine-looking card so I picked out masculine embossing folders.

Cut into a variety of shapes as seen here.

Using your unembossed background lay it flat and arrange your embossed pieces of cardstock, leaving space between your cardstock to represent grout.  I used my ATG gun to adhere the cardstock.  You can also lightly use glue to attach your cardstock to your background as well.

Once you have your card covered you may chose to mat your background.

I hope I inspired you to pull out your Shimmering Bliss.

Posted on : Oct 09 2018
Posted under cards, Tutorials |

Handmade Wedding Cards and Gift

Hello fellow stampers.  Today I’m sharing three handmade wedding cards I received and a mixed media box I received at my shower.

My first card is from from Tina Zinck, a Canadian Stampn’ Up! rep, and good on-line friend.  She sent me this delightful card with an embossed sentiment.  Tina makes high quality videos and you can visit her blog here at The Serene Stamper.

My next colourful card comes from a good on-line friend from the Netherlands.  If you know Hetty, then you will most definitely recognize her style.  I love how the three hearts fit into each other.  You can find Hetty at Craft Chaos.

Lynn Cole, my dear penpal and good friend from England made this easel card.  Lynn and I started writing at 13 years old, and here we are in our mid fifties.  She’s made four visits to visit me, here in Canada, and I finally made it to England a few years ago.  Lynn is coming this coming summer, and I’m so excited.  Thinking of taking her white water rafting in the Ottawa area.  We have so much in common.

Katie surprised me with a memory box using my wedding invitation.  This good friend even added the bracelet she wore on her wedding day to the top of the box.  This was given to me at my shower and a couple of friends went together and picked a topic something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue.  This box held “something borrowed.”  She loaned me her wedding pearls that was handed down to her.  I wore these at my wedding reception, which was held a week after our small wedding with just the children and grandchildren present.

The inside of the cover has the two owls that I made and placed on my wedding invitation.

The bottom of the box holds the maritime stamping I did on the inside of my wedding invitation. Stamp is from Technique Junkies.  I think this was one creative mixed media project.

Thanks for hanging in on this long post,  Have a nice weekend!



Posted on : Sep 29 2018
Posted under cards, Projects |

Happy Birthday

Hi folks.  Wow, look at that shimmer on my background.  I used Technique Junkies Shimmering Bliss in Mardi Gras Purple.  My stamp is called Whimsical Birthday Cake.  You can receive these and any other products at 10% off simply by using my code TJ10Beth.  It’s that simple.

I added border corners and used Nuvo Crystal Drops to the corners.

Yesterday Al and I binged watched season one of Ozark.  Anyone else watching it or have seen it?  It sure is an interesting Netflix show.

Have a great week!



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

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