Fiesta time!

Hello fellow stampers.  Doesn’t this stamp make you feel like getting up and dancing like there’s no Manana?  Fiesta time!

Sponging ink is one of my favourite techniques, and here I used my Swirl Grid stencil from A Colorful Life Stencils to make my card look festive. Next, I coloured my Fiesta stamp with Tombow markers and spritzed lightly with water and stamped it out.  I can see giving this card to one of my dear friends when I’m at a social gathering in the summer complete with a pool and tiki hut.  Doesn’t that make you want to bring on summer?

Fiesta is a new release for April and you can use the discount code of TJ10Beth to receive 10% off these, and any other product from Technique Junkies, excluding clearance items.

I’m hoping this card brings spring and summer on quickly.  Frankly, I’m tired of gray skies and clearing my card of snow.

Thanks for stopping by!

 

 

 


Posted on : Apr 23 2019
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Stampin’ Up! Saturday, Up Up and Away

Hello fellow stampers.  I hope you have a nice Easter weekend.  It’s going to be a busy one for me.  I worked today and came home to a family birthday.  I had so much fun putting together birthday presents for a step-granddaughter and step-daughter.

Tomorrow is Easter Sunday and I managed to take the day off of work to spend with family.  Al and I are making a big turkey dinner for my aunt, uncle and cousin.  Unfortunately my daughter lives 8 hours away and my son picked up a shift at work so it will be a small gathering.

I’ve been stamping a lot over the past couple of months.  Having this Stampin’ Up! set for quite some time, I decided to make a card for a variety of occasions.  I now tend to make 4 to 8 cards at a time because I already know the dimensions and have the dies/stamps out.  I stamped several sentiments on the inside–for congratulations, lifting me up, etc.  It is a very versatile stamp and die set.

I used River Rock paper and ink pad, and Real Red for the “Love.”

How are you spending Easter?  I’d love to hear from you.


Posted on : Apr 20 2019
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Party On

Howdy folks!  Well spring is here, at the time of this writing, and it puts me in such a good mood.  I’m stamping more, and enjoying life to it’s fullest!  I think I can put the winter doldrums behind me.

Did you know you can receive a free stamp from Technique Junkies with a $30 purchase before taxes and shipping?  That’s right.  This is the adorable stamp that’s up for grabs this month.  Who doesn’t like to party by way of stamping?  I make my stamping time enjoyable with my music, or even Netflix.  Can you imagine that I watched the complete 6 season of Prison Break in less than a month?  I’ve moved onto true crime now.  Of course it helps that I work 3-11 every other week, and am showered and dressed by 6 a.m., leaving me 7 hours of stamping time before I head into work.

With any purchase, excluding clearance items, you can receive 10% off by using my code, TJ10Beth. 

My swirly background uses TJ Swirls and Curls.

My butterflies and scallops are by Martha Stewart.

Paper colours I used are SU Crumb Cake and Marina Mist.

Thanks for stopping by!


Posted on : Apr 16 2019
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Dueling Darlings

Hello fellow stampers!  I’m so very excited to shout out that I’m now part of the Dueling Darlings team on Splitcoaststampers, and this is my very first post with them.

This group consists of Dueling Dazzlers (me) and Dueling Divas.  Each team is mailed a kit with the same theme.  The Dazzlers have one kit, and the Divas have another.  I was so thrilled with this month’s theme of Outer Space.  Here, we used MFT Space Explorer and coordinating dies.  Our posts go live on the 15th of each month.

Thank you Terry for such a wonderful kit.

Rather than making a flat card, I made a Pop Up Box card.  I made this style of card because I wanted to create the feeling of outer space.

The following was used in in the kit:

  • MFT Space Explorer and dies
  • DSP, MME Blastoff, Echo Park Lost in Space, Photoplay Infinity & Beyond, Photoplay Intergalactic
  • Embellishments:  Hampton art action wobble, Recollections star brads, Recollections bling, Darice baker’s twine

The most fun of belonging to this wonderful team is that we get to hop along to see how other’s used their kit.

Thanks for stopping by!


Posted on : Apr 15 2019
Posted under cards, DDD, Pop up Box Card, Sunflowers and Dragonflies |

First Coffee

Hi fellow stampers.  Well, my stash for home and selling at work is overflowing at the moment.  Just like my red shoes, I love a pop of red.  Don’t you?  This cute critter desperately needs a cup of coffee in the morning (that would be me), and so does the critter on the cards.

Technique Junkies stamps used:  First Coffee and Bunch of Beans.  As always, you can receive a 10% discount simply by using my code below.  Oh happy day!

Cardstock colours, Real Red, Early Espresso and a green shimmery cardstock (name unknown).

Thanks for stopping by.


Posted on : Mar 26 2019
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Wildly Capable

Hello fellow stampers!  Today I am sharing a free Technique Junkies stamp that is up for grabs when you spend $30 before taxes and shipping.  The stamp is called Wildly Capable and will be on sale next month.  Technique Junkies stamps are deeply etched.  My heart goes pitter patter when I go through my stash of TJ stamps.  Sometimes it’s hard to pick just one to work on which is why I have been making a lot of cards this month.

If you would like a 10% off discount for a savings on all products, excluding Clearance stamps and New Releases, you can use my code below.  Don’t forget that we have Shimmering Bliss and you can get a steal at $99 for the whole set of these shimmery sprays.  That is 20% off the regular price of purchasing sprays individually.  My code works for Shimmering Bliss too.

Thanks for stopping by!


Posted on : Mar 21 2019
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Happy Easter

Hello folks!  Are you making Easter cards this year?  I’m make a couple.  Of course I want to send one out to my 2 year old granddaughter, who is the most precious little girl.  But then again, don’t all of us grandmas say the same thing–LOL.

Made this some time ago and I no longer have the stamp so I can’t tell you the company.  It was one of my first stamps so it would be out of production.

Any plans for Easter?  I’m working Easter weekend, but I still might host Easter dinner.

Have a super weekend!

Hugs,

 


Posted on : Mar 16 2019
Posted under cards, Sunflowers and Dragonflies |

Wildly Capable

Hello fellow stampers!  Today’s card uses Technique Junkies Wildly Capable stamp.  I love this stamp and see lot’s of ways to use it:  encouragement, congratulations on your new job, support, etc.  To get this stamp free, for the month of March, all you have to do is place a $30 order with Technique Junkies, before taxes and shipping.

Want a little added savings?  My code is below.  Enjoy!

My colour inspiration came from my friend, Tina Zinck.  I fell in love the moment I saw her card.  The colours used were Real Red and Lemon Lime Twist.

Whoop, Whoop, it’s wing night with my group of friends.  The group gets together on Thursdays.  We celebrate birthdays and special events, and the restaurant we go to allows us to bring in our own dessert, and heaven knows there are desserts every month.  It’s a ball of fun for sure.  Do you get out with friends?

Thanks for stopping by!

 


Posted on : Mar 14 2019
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Friendship

Hello folks!  Is it spring yet?  It is in my studio.  I’m surrounded by tulip cards.  I’m wild about this Tulip Background stamp because it screams spring, and after all the snow and rain we received this winter, I say, “Bring it on Spring!”

My Technique Junkies Tulips card was coloured with Prismacolor coloured pencils and odorless mineral spirits.  Using vellum, I stamped out one of the six sentiments from In Full Bloom.  It is a stamp set that works beautifully with spring-like stamps, and stand beautifully on their own.


Posted on : Mar 12 2019
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Stampn’ Up Saturday

Hi there.  I was recently at a card-making class with Mary Beth Phllips and oh my, was I in love with the cards we made!  These bunnies put a smile on my face.  Hope they put a smile on your fact too!

Thanks for stopping by!


Posted on : Mar 09 2019
Posted under cards, Stampin Up |

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