January 2020 New Release

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!  Well, we reached 2020 and what a way to start off the year.  Technique Junkies has an awesome new release and I can’t wait to show you two of the new stamps.

All of the January 2020 New Release stamps are 15% off through January 8th! We can all use a little bargain, right? No codes needed, just put them in your shopping cart and the discount will be applied at checkout.

Grab my discount code TJ10Beth for an additional 10% off of the newly released stamps.  Regular priced items will be discounted by 10%.

I love silhouette stamps, don’t you?  I wanted to give colour to my Wishing Big stamp, and so I placed elongated Post-it notes along the top and bottom of my card front.  Next, I seamlessly blended Distress Oxides onto the white cardstock.  With the use of Ink Blending Brushes, the blending of inks is flawless.  Technique Junkies sell Blending Brushes and their pricing is fantastic.  You can get your brushes at 10% off just by using my code above.

Valentine’s Day will be here before you know it, so why not get started early.  Using You are It, I saw a form of Joseph’s Coat when I saw this stamp.  I took this technique and ran with it by blending colour onto my white cardstock, then I stamped out my image using my Misti using Black VersaFine, so the colour was nice and rich.  Using Blending Brushes, I rubbed Real Red around all the edges of the edges so the black-frayed edging was noticeable.

You should see the beautiful cards made by my fellow teammates.  Simply click on their names and you will be sent directly to their project/card.

Beth Norman-Roberts (me)

Posted on : Jan 01 2020
Posted under cards, Technique Junkies Stamps |

Let’s Chill and Huge Inventory Blowout at Technique Junkies

Well, here we are in the month of December and by now Christmas cards should be ready for the mail.  Or are you a last-minute person?  This year I started my cards extra early so there was no rush and it was nice.

FOR DETAILS ON THE INVENTORY BLOWOUT PLEASE SCROLL TO BOTTOM.

This cute card full of fun was made by using Technique Junkies Let’s Chill stamp set.  What I love about these adorable penguins is that this is not just a Christmas stamp, but a winter set which could be used for birthdays and thank you’s.

Let’s Chill is my favourite from the November release.

There is still time to do some shopping before Christmas and if you use code TJ10Beth you can get 10% off your order.

 

35% INVENTORY REDUCTION is happening now!

Items in the inventory reduction category are now 35% off.  But wait, use my code TJ10Beth to get an additional 10% off!  Now that’s a steal.

 


Posted on : Dec 03 2019
Posted under cards, Christmas, Pop up Box Card |

Day 27 of Technique Junkies 30 Days of Christmas

 

Today is Day 27 of our annual 30 Days of Christmas event!
All of the stamps in the Christmas Category on the Technique Junkies website are 20% off from October 24, 2019, through Friday November 22. To celebrate, the Technique Junkies Design Team will be posting Christmas and Holiday cards every day to inspire your creativity. No code needed – discount will apply automatically
Add the code TJ10Beth for an additional 10% off at Technique Junkies!
You can start shopping now, HERE.
I love making Pop Up Boxes just as much as the recipient of these cards.  Recipients are always surprised to see things pop out of their folded card.  Yes, this card does close flat.
This card was made for a girlfriend who asked that Happy in my Holidays be used on a card for her boyfriend.
My sides were decorated with Poinsettias.  I coloured them with coloured pencils.
Happy Stamping!

Posted on : Nov 19 2019
Posted under cards, Christmas, Technique Junkie Newsletter |

Christmas Fairy

Hello stampers!  This card is one that I made 10 times over, and is the last of my Christmas cards to be made.  Yipee!  If you’re logged into Splitcoaststampers, you can see the card that I CASEd here.

It was fun working with Lavinia Stamps.  I do have many of them to create a variety of scenes.  This was the first time I used Lavinia Stamps.  Below is a list of stamps and products I used.

Don’t you like how the fairy glows?  I used Technique Junkies Imperial Yellow Shimmering BlissIf you use the discount code TJ10Beth, you can get 10% off this product, or any other product. Another thing that I would like to point out is the smooth finish I achieved by blending my ink with Ink Blending Brushes from Technique Junkies.  Using the mentioned discount code, you can also receive 10% off of the brushes.  There are so many lovely Christmas sentiments from Technique Junkies that I finally settled on Season Greetings on the outside and Believe in the Magic of Christmas on the inside .

Going on right now is the 30 Days of Christmas at Technique Junkies.  Christmas stamps in the Christmas category are 20% off, and you can get an additional 10% off by using my Discount code. 

 

 

Supplies:

Technique Junkies:  Imperial Yellow Shimmering Bliss, Ink Blending Brushes

Lavinia Stamps: LAV212 Stars 2 Mini; LAV532 Single Skeleton Tree; LAV022 Fir Tree; LAV283 Tree Goddess Luna

Ink:  Versafine black, SU Night of Navy and Handsome Hunter, CTMH Juniper


Posted on : Nov 16 2019
Posted under cards, Christmas, Lavinia Stamps, Technique Junkies Stamps |

Dueling Darlings – DDD – Owls

Hi folks!  It’s the 15th of the month, and time for a friendly duel between the Dazzlers (me) and Divas.  I am host for this month’s duel challenge, and Heather is the host for the Divas.  The theme we chose for this month is “owls.”  Not a surprise to many of you because I love owls.

I chose to make a side step card.  Everything you see here was included in the kit I sent to each Dazzler member.

My Hero Arts owl was coloured with Prismacolor coloured pencils.  Sentiments come from Technique Junkies Get 10% off Technique Junkies stamps by using code TJ10Beth.

This made a wonderful card for a granddaughter who celebrated her birthday.

Supplies

  • Brads, Creative Impressions
  • Eyelets, We R Memory Keepers
  • Self adhesive enamel dots, Doodlebug
  • Yellow ribbon, unknown
  • Buttons, Favourite Findings
  • Designer paper DCWV, The Spring Stack II
  • Owl, Hero Arts
  • Sentiments, Technique Junkies

Posted on : Nov 15 2019
Posted under cards, DDD |

Night in Bethlehem

Hello fellow stampers!  The Christmas season will soon be upon us, and I have started making my cards.  This year I am making 10 of each design.  Normally I make 50 of one design, but I have gorgeous Christmas dies and stamps that I want to use.  I’ve had this SU set for a couple of years and this is the first time I used it.  There are so many pretty cards out there using Stampin’ Ups! Night in Bethlehem stamps and dies.

All I can say is, oh my goodness, it’s already November.  That’s when I get in panic mode and put the push to make pretty paper purses to hold small gifts, but this year I’m going to try a new card/gift box holder.  If I’m successful, I will post it.  Now a dear friend, Patti Gilliam is the queen of all thinks folded.  You can visit Patti’s blog Cherish Each Precious Day.

Have a great weekend!


Posted on : Nov 09 2019
Posted under cards, Christmas, Stampin Up |

Technique Junkies November Release and Discount

Good morning fellow stampers.  Wow, are you in for a treat with our November release.  There are so many wonderful designs that it was hard to narrow it down to two for my post.  As usual, all November release stamps are 15% off, plus you can use my discount code TJ10Beth to receive an addition 10% off.  Now that’s a steal!

You will find the list of the Design Team participants below.  Click on all of them because there is a beautiful selection of work from such a talented group.  Now is the time to start making those Christmas cards!

I fell off my chair when I saw Knitting with Friends because I am a knitter and get together regular with a small group of friends to have lunch and knitting.  It’s a good time to catch up on everything new and boy do we enable each other.

I just had to turn them into a Christmas card.  I think it’s an adorable card for my knitting group, don’t you think?

My next card uses Snowman.  Speaking of snowman, I just love the family movie called Jack Frost.  Apparently there is a spooky movie with the same name, which I haven’t seen.  I have watched Jack Frost every Christmas season for at least 10 years, or more.  There were so many ideas going through my head with this adorable Snowman and I finally settled with this design.

Tutorial:

  1.  Using Blending Brushes, blend Tempting Turquoise onto the background.  Oh my goodness, this was my first time using these brushes and being a die-hard sponge user, I instantly became a Blending Brush lover.  Look how smooth my background is.  White cardstock is 4 3/4″ x 5 3/4″.
  2.  Stamp Real Red Snowflakes, Set of 9.  In open areas, stamp small snowflakes with Tempting Turquoise and place sequins on the inside
  3.   Colour Snowman with Prismacolour pencil crayons.  Here I used a grey blue and a pink.  For the nose a reddish-orange.  Fussy Cut the Snowman and adhere snowman to a white oval background.  Before lifting it out of the paper, once cut, take the smallest of Blending Brushes and lightly blend Tempting Turquoise around the edge of the die and onto the edge of the white cardstock.
  4.  Cut out a scallop oval in Real Red and using pop dots, add it to the back of the white oval.
  5.  Taking a pink paper that coordinates with the pink on the snowman, cut a 1 1/2″x 4 3/4″ and using the Real Red, cut out a piece that that looks pleasing and add it to your pink.  I used a thin line, but you can do a thicker red.
  6.  Add a bow to your cardstock around the pink and red band.
  7.  Add a sentiment.  This sentiment came from Snowflakes, Set of 9.
  8.  Finally, add stickles to your buttons and ball of hat.
  9.  Edge in Real Red.

Participants:

TJ Design Team blog

Ceal Pritchett
Giovana Smith
Holly Brown
Janine Tinklenberg
Jeanne Streiff 
Judy Jackson
Kia Gibson-Clapper
Pat Huntoon
Ro Donner 
Stephanie Severin
Lynda Pleckan

Posted on : Nov 01 2019
Posted under cards, Christmas, Technique Junkies Stamps |

East Coast Lobster

Hello fellow stampers!

Today I coloured up an East Coast lobster.  This darling stamp was eyed by a dear friend of mine and she knew right off that I would love this Inkadinkado stamp and bought it for me  (this is just one stamp).

My love for everything nautical and lobster comes from living on Canada’s east coast for 14 years.  I spent 9 years on Prince Edward Island and 5 years in the Annapolis Valley (Coldbrook next to Kentville and Wolfville). I am now in southern Ontario and am loving the city of Sarnia, but part of my heart remains on the east coast.

I had fun colouring up this lobster and am saving it for an appropriate occasion.

Have a terrific weekend!


Posted on : Oct 26 2019
Posted under cards |

Joyeux Noel

Hello fellow stampers.  This photo does not do justice to the beautiful shine and to the watercolour

Ornament 1.  The sentiment came from Victorian Greetings.  There are six beautiful greetings that you’re sure to love too.

Don’t forget to use DT10Beth to get 10% off these, and any other stamp/product, that isn’t in the clearance rack.

So many times I read that a stamper isn’t pleased with their photography, and this is one of those.  Believe me when I say it’s beautiful in real life.  I think the photo didn’t caputure the beauty is because I used Koi metallic watercolours.

I’ve been working away on making my Christmas cards.  How about you?


Posted on : Oct 22 2019
Posted under cards, Christmas, Splitcoast Stampers, Watercolours |

Dueling Darlings

Hello folks!  It’s the 15th of the month, and you know what that means.  It’s time to post our Dueling Darlings card kit.  This month Tracie sent cards kits to the Dazzlers (me), and Barb sent card kits to the Divas.

Once again, I am using the Bendi Fold fold, one of my favourites.  You can find the tutorial on Splitcoaststampers here.

I took liberty and added green trees from my own stash.

This darling deer image and sentiment came from Newton’s Nook Designs, which I have not heard of before.  Because this group revived my love for cutsey stamps, I definitely will be purchasing from Newton’s Nook Designs.

I coloured my image with Prismacolor coloured pencils.

Enjoy your day!

Image and Sentiment:  Newton’s Nook Designs called Harvest Tails

Designer Paper:  Autumn Splendor by Simple Stories

Embellishments:  Twine unknown source

Tall evergreen trees:  Sissix; Small green tree Impression Obsession


Posted on : Oct 15 2019
Posted under cards, Dueling Darlings |

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