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 |

Wolf by Moonlight

Hello folks!  Technique Junkies Wolf by Moonlight is one of my favourite masculine stamps. I see so many possibilities with it.  You can receive this stamp at 10% off simply by using my code TJ10Beth.  In fact, you can use this code for anything in the store.  What a steal of a deal!

I sprayed several pieces of cardstock with Shimmering Bliss and there were puddles left behind so I smooshed my white cardstock into the puddles of Shimmering Bliss and this is the background that turned out.

I tore my main image, matted it on black and tore the black as well.  The buttons came from an advertisement on Pinterest while I was surfing cards.  I never know if these advertisements are scams but my heart went pitter patter when I saw these buttons.  There were so many to choose from that I ordered two different packages.  Wasn’t I surprised when they arrived within a week.

Have a great week and get inky!

Posted on : Sep 11 2018
Posted under cards, Technique Junkies Stamps |

Make a Wish

Recently I attended a Stampn’ Up card class and this is one of the cards we made.  The hat was die cut from designer paper.  I like how SU is making designer paper that coordinates with dies.

Have a great weekend.  I’m off to my cousin’s 50th birthday party right after the morning wedding reception for my step daughter.  Cheers!

Posted on : Sep 08 2018
Posted under cards |

Wolf by Moonlight

Hello fellow stampers!  Today I’m showcasing a new release from Technique Junkies called Wolf by Moonlight.  You can get this stamp at 15% off (it will discount automatically until September 8th). All other products/stamps are 10% off simply by using my code TJ10Beth.

My background was created using Ken Oliver’s Color Burst powders.  I used Earth tones.

I made four backgrounds and immediately chose this background because it looks like the Northern Lights.  I can see using this stamp a lot because it makes a great masculine card.

Have a great week!

Posted on : Sep 04 2018
Posted under cards, Technique Junkies Stamps |

Technique Junkies September New Release

Hello fellow stampers. Welcome to the Technique Junkies September new releaseAll new release stamps are 15% off until September 8th You can get any older stamp, or other products at 10% off by using my code TJ10Beth.  The new release stamps are automatically discounted so you can use my code at checkout.

If you came from my fellow ubber stamper Judy Jackson you are on the right track.  You might want to start at the beginning at the Design Junkies blog so you don’t miss a thing.

For my first card I coloured Autumn Doodles with Copic markers and Prismacolor coloured pencil and added my sentiment from an older set called Things I want to do.

Here, I used Rita and Beth. In real life Rita, the artist of this stamp, has gorgeous bluish purple hair so I just had to add it to this image.  I paper pieced the clothing.  My sentiment comes from an older stamp set called Things I want to do.  It says, “Tell people you love them.”

Rainy Day Friends is another Rita drawn stamp.  I paper pieced the umbrella, and I made the flowers using Shimmering Bliss.  The tutorial I made, showing how to make these flowers can be seen here.

Your next stop is at the very talented Lynda Pleckan.

Posted on : Sep 01 2018
Posted under cards, Sunflowers and Dragonflies, Technique Junkies Stamps |

How to Create Shimmering Bliss Smoosh

Hello folks!  It’s my turn to post to the Technique Junkies blog and I posted this tutorial using Shimmering Bliss. For any product you see me use here, or your choice of products at Technique Junkies, you can get 10% off just by using TJ10Beth.  It’s that simple.  On my card I used Whimsical Garden and Always Hope.

Speaking of simple, this is a very simple technique.  Let’s begin shall we?

Start by spraying on watercolour or 110 lb cardstock using Shimmering Bliss.  Let dry 15 minutes.

Using a darker colour, spray completely over the top of the base you just sprayed.

Working quickly, continue spraying and smoosh with scrunched up cellophane. Continue until fully covered.

Here you can see the results of the bottom layer peaking through.  Your background is now ready to be used as desired.

Posted on : Aug 28 2018
Posted under cards, Technique Junkies Stamps, Tutorials |

Perfect Atoms

Recently my son-in-law got a new job so I wanted to make a card for him, and I used Technique Junkies, Perfect AtomsYou can get this stamp, or any other product at 10% off simply by using my code TJ10Beth.

Well, I got married last Saturday in Niagara Falls, Canada, and this Saturday is an outdoor reception. Here’s to good weather for the reception.  Photos to follow.

Thanks for stopping by.



Posted on : Aug 21 2018
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Stampn Up Saturday – Tasty Trucks

The moment I saw this card I knew I had to CASE it and following the directions so generously supplied.  I’m always looking for unique cards to make my family and friends.  This one has an acetate window that I stamped Congratulations on it as this card is made for my daughter and son-in-laws wedding anniversary.

Why an ice cream truck you ask?  Well, they had a green ice cream truck waiting for us on the hot August wedding when we came out of the church.  Free ice cream for everyone.

I’m sure they are going to wonder if they will receive a card, other than an ice cream truck, for their anniversary, but I like the reminder of the fun we had.

At 2:00 this afternoon Al and I will be married outdoors in Niagara Falls, nestled in the woods with a small wooden chapel. Photos to follow.

Thanks for stopping by.



Posted on : Aug 18 2018
Posted under cards, Stampin Up |

Stampn Up Saturday – Feathery Friends RAK

One of the stamp sets I wanted so, so bad was a hostess set and I never had a party.  I just attend them.  Well, my on-line friend Tina Zinck,of The Serene Stamper, who is an independent Stampn Up Demonstrator, gifted me with this stamp set, along with a card she made in this Eclipse video.  I am so blessed to have such a dear on-line friend.  The cool thing is she is Canadian, like me.  So if you’re looking for a demonstrator I would recommend using Tina.

This is the card I made using this stamp set, and I made five of these cards. and two similar thank you ones.

Thanks for stopping by


Posted on : Aug 11 2018
Posted under cards, Stampin Up |

Whimsical Garden

Hi folks.  Well, it was a great weekend having a date night with Al.  He works 7 days a week these days, so when he was free Saturday night I did myself up and off on the town we went.  For those who follow me on Facebook you will have seen the Bluewater Bridge that goes to the U.S., or comes to Canada, however you look at it.  It was so pretty lit up at night.


I am so behind in my stamping that I made a quick card today, to free up some time to shoot tutorials for Technique Junkies.  Did you know you can get 10% off all products, including the new Shimmering Bliss sprays just by using my code TJ10 Beth?


I used Donuts Happy Birthday and Whimsical Garden on my card.

Have a great week!



Posted on : Aug 07 2018
Posted under cards, Technique Junkies Stamps |

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