Life is Beautiful

Hello friends!  How did you like the March release at Technique Junkies yesterday?  If you missed it, you can see the new release here on this post.  As a reminder, new releases are on sale through to March 8th.  15% will automatically come off your shopping cart for each new release you purchase.  Use code TJ10Beth for an additional 10% off your new releases for a total of 25% off.  In addition, the code will take 10% off on the remainder of your shopping cart.  It just doesn’t get better than this.  Use code TJ10Beth for the remainder of the month for 10% off your shopping cart.

Have you ever made a bunch of Color Burst backgrounds and the outcome is just so perfect?  It didn’t take me long to pick out this background because it reminded me of the Northern Lights.  Pairing it with a the Floral Moose seemed to be the right thing to do.  My sentiment Life is Beautiful is an older stamp.  Is it okay to say I’m very pleased with how my card turned out?

Floral Moose was heat embossed on a fully dried Color Burst background.  That’s all I had to do.  You’ll be surprised at how quick your card will come together.   Maybe you have some other backgrounds kicking around that could be used.  This would even make a wonderful masculine card too.


Did you know I made some YouTube Videos?  You can find the index of tutorials listed along the top of my blog.  A new tutorial using Floral Moose will be posted towards the end of the month so stay tuned.


Posted on : Mar 02 2021
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New Release and Sale at Technique Junkies

Hello fellow stampers!   Are you ready for our new release and sale?  This stunning release is 15% off and is automatically applied to your cart when you shop until March 8th.  If you use my code TJ10Beth, you will automatically receive a 25% discount on the new release.  And by using my code, the remainder of your cart will be 10% off.  Wow!

Our team has so many things to show you, so please scroll to the bottom of my post to see the links to all the Design Team members, and Pat Huntoon herself.


My first card is an Open Book Easel Card.  A tutorial  is composed by my friend Tina Zinck.  To view her YouTube video please visit Open Book Easel Card. This card is the perfect size for Every Bird.  I carefully separated the sentiment and bird, and ended up with two stamps instead of one, and carefully stamped each side of my page.  My handmade flowers and leaves were added for dimension.

It stands as an easel, and looks just a pretty when laid down.


My next card was inspired by a card I saw on Pinterest.  It is so quick and so pretty that I thought it would make a nice birthday card.  Increasing in Value is a lovely sentiment for the outside of the card, as well as the inside.  Once again, I embellished with my handmade flowers.

Once again, I embellished with my handmade flowers and leaves.

You can click on each name to be taken to their blog.

Want the whole bundle?  How about this deal!

May be an illustration

Gotta Have it all

Teams Design Work

Patti Gilliam

Nancy May/Handi Scandi (YouTube Channel)


Tracy Schultz (blog) and her You Tube Channel


Beth Norman

Judy Jackson

Pat Huntoon


Posted on : Mar 01 2021
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Joseph’s Coat


Good morning friends.  Had a little fun doing Joseph’s Coat using Cinema Pattern show below.  I used Cinema Pattern and Go to the Movies, set of 7.

Want 10% off this stamp or any other product in you shopping cart?  Just use TJ10Beth as your code.


Cinema Pattern



Have a great week!




Posted on : Feb 23 2021
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Popcorn anyone?

Do you like going to the movies?  I do, but would you believe that I actually fall asleep before the middle of the movie is even reached?  I blame it on the darkness.  Al knows me all too well and will keep elbowing me to keep me awake.  LOL.  Tell me your story about going to the movies.

Had a little fun doing Joseph’s Coat using Cinema Pattern and Go to the Movies, set of 7.  Wouldn’t it be fun to enclose a movie theatre gift card for your bestie?  This would make an ideal birthday card, or for any other occasion.

Another new release this month is Go to the Movies, set of 7.  It is a versatile set and there are so many ways to use it.  Just take a peak here and click on the image to see the many samples made by the design team.  Did you see my sample where I created an invitation and gift card holder?  Click here to view my New Release Post.

Would you like to have 10% off this stamp or any other product in you shopping cart?  Just use TJ10Beth as your code.

Thanks for stopping by.  Happy stamping!




Like this set enough to get 10% off?  Simply use my code TJ10Beth.  Not only will your stamp set be discounted, but so will your shopping cart.

Have a great week everyone!

Posted on : Feb 16 2021
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A Little More You & Tutorial

Stamps and products are 10% off with code TJ10Beth.  How exciting!

For step-by-step directions for making this card, please see below.

A little more you.  Does this stamp resonate with you like it does me?  I am a little eccentric, wearing funky glasses, big rings, and hair cuts.  That’s all I could think about when I saw A Little More You.

Image 1

Directions for Making my Card

1.  Stamp out the image on the bottom left of the card.

2.  Create a mask by using a sticky note.  That means stamping out the image along the top of a sticky part of the note so when you cut out the lady’s body, there will be enough to hold the sticky note in place. Cut out just the lady.

3.  With your stamped image on white, carefully cut the words off.  Cut the words into pieces like above and set aside.

4.   Stamp out flowers from You are the World.  Create masks three times, one for each flower.

5.  With masks in place, blend colour, completely covering the background.

5.  With a stencil, or stencil-like product, sponge to create a decorative background.  HERE IS WHAT I USED–a bag that held three pieces of garlic.  The garlic bag is loose and works beautifully in amongst tighter spaces.

6.  Colour images.

7.  Glue sentiment in a vertical position.

I would love to see your interpretation of this stamp.  Please post it to the Technique Junkies Facebook page so I can see your work.

Posted on : Feb 09 2021
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Technique Junkies New Release and Sale

Here we are in February.  Another month down and another month closer to spring.  What better way to celebrate than to dive into the new release at Technique Junkies.  February’s new release has you save 15% on the new releases, and if you use code TJ10Beth, you get 25% off.  Any remaining products in your cart get a savings of 10%.  Pretty cool, eh?  Sale runs from the 1st to the 8th.

We have new stamps and stencils in the store.  You can see them at Technique Junkies.

Be sure to check out the list below for some sweet inspiration from our Design Team!


Using Go to the Movies, and Popcorn, I created a fun invitation and gift card holder.


Hinting what’s to come.

Another hint.


There you have it.  An invitation to go to the movies.

This month there are two bundles.  Prices are on the stamp layouts.


Let’s see what the Design Team made for you this month

TJ Blog (pat):
Beth: (Me)


Posted on : Feb 01 2021
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One Stamp – Two Looks

Now that Christmas is over, it is time to think about Valentine’s Day.  I have two cards to share with you today.

Before I show you my cards, I would like to draw your attention to the fact you can get 10% off everything in your cart simply by using TJ10Beth. Now that’s a steal, eh?



Instructions for making Valentine Wishes card

  1. Using watercolour paper or 110lb cardstock, streak Distress Oxides in colours picked raspberry, broken china, evergreen bough and fossilized amber randomly onto a non-stick craft mat.
  2. Spritz with water, enough so all of the ink is spritzed.
  3. Lay your cardstock flat into the ink and use your heat tool to set it.
  4. Lightly tap your dry cardstock onto the beaded ink and heat set again.
  5. Wipe clean and repeat process until you are happy with your background.
  6. Once your background is thoroughly dry, stamp out Valentine Wishes.
  7. Use a variety of stencils and place them around Valentine Wishes.
  8. Rub areas with your embossing buddy and take a stencil and press VersaMark over a portion of the stencil and use gold embossing. Heat set the gold embossing powder.
  9. Use whatever pleases you.  On the bottom I used a die and matted onto a piece of black cardstock.




Valentine Wishes

Snowflake Trio

Stencil Rings

Posted on : Jan 26 2021
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Love Sale at Technique Junkies

All Love stamps are 20% off.  Use code TJ10Beth to receive an additional 10% off.  Sale on through January 29th.


Stamps used

Love Heart

Owl on Branch (Get 10% off by using TJ10Beth.  This is not a Valentine stamp)



Posted on : Jan 22 2021
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Love is in the air

Yes, love is in the air for many of us card makers.  Now is the time to start thinking Valentine cards.  If you use my code TJ10Beth you can get 10% off the stamps I used today.  Plus, you get 10% off the remainder of your shopping cart.  Whoop Whoop!

Directions for how I made my card

  1. Using 4″ x 5 1/4″, watercolour paper, rub a variety of watercolour markers (I used Tombow) over your entire surface and heat set.
  2. Rub entire surface with embossing buddy.
  3. Stamp out Valentine Heart Border two times.
  4. Sprinkle with clear embossing powder and heat set.
  5. Using clean water, and a painting brush, generously wet your watercolour paper and wipe away the colour with a baby wipe.
  6. Stamp out the word Love from Love, Faith and Peace, Set of 10 and using a circular punch, punch out the word Love.
  7. Once background is completely dry, pop dot the sentiment and add black border then adhere to card front.

Stamps I used

Valentine Heart Border

Love, Faith and Peace, set of 10

Posted on : Jan 19 2021
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Coffee Causes my Soul to Dance

Happy New Year to my fellow stampers!


I know a few people who are coffee lovers and drinking it causes their soul to dance.  I’m one of them.  For others, it’s the smell of fresh brewed coffee, even when they do not like to drink coffee.

Instructions for creating my background is below.


As you know, Technique Junkies had their new release on January 1st.  As usual, new stamps are 15% off, but when you use my code TJ10Beth, new stamps are 25% offAll other products are 10% off when you use my code.

A while back, I made a tutorial showing how to colour block using Aurora FlakesThese Flakes can be purchased for 10% off simply by using my code above.

Instructions for Making my Card

Creating My Background:

  1. Cut white cardstock to 4″ x 5 1/4″ and rub your embossing buddy all over the cardstock.
  2. Using VersaMark, stamp Whimsical Coffee Background out and cover with clear embossing powder.
  3. Using Distress Oxides in colours picked raspberry and fossilized amber, I used my Ink Blending Brushes to blend the colour onto my cardstock.
  4. Spritz background with Shimmering Iridescent Bliss Topping.
  5. Once fully dried, iron the decorated front by placing a copy paper on the bottom of your image, and one over top.  Use dry setting.  You will see the embossing powder stick to the top sheet, and that’s a good thing.
  6. Next, colour block using my video for directions.
  7. Finally, add Soul to Dance to the card front.

WOW, 25% off newly released stamps simply by using my code TJ10Beth and 10% all other products in the store!

 In the following weeks you will see this same background using different colours of Distress Oxides.

Thank you for stopping by!

Posted on : Jan 12 2021
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