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
Posted under cards, Technique Junkies Stamps |

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
Posted under cards, Technique Junkies Stamps |

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
Posted under cards, Technique Junkies Stamps |

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
Posted under cards, Technique Junkies Stamps |

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 |

Inside Out

Hi there!  Inside out you say?!  What’s that all about?  Well, I’ll tell you.  Technique Junkies came out with a beautiful set of stamps called In Full Bloom Sentiments.  They can be paired with floral stamps and they can stand on their own.

Technique Junkies just released new stamps for March, and these are part of what was released.  Until March 8th, you can receive newly released stamps at 15% off, and if you use my code TJ10Beth you can get an extra 10% off.  As you are probably aware, TJ10Beth can be used on almost everything in the store at any time!

Wildly capable is free for any purchase of $30 or more, before taxes and shipping.  Happy shopping!

I made a gift card set using floral designer paper and the sentiments on the outside of the card, and on the inside of the card.  Here are just some of what I put together.

Outside of card:  Live Life in Full Bloom.  Inside of card:  May your Day Bloom with Happiness

Outside of card:  Live like it’s spring every day.  Inside of card:  Live Life in Full Bloom

Outside of card:  friendship is a flower that blooms in all seasons.  Inside of card:  Live Life in full Bloom

Outside of card:  Friends are Flowers in the garden of life.  Inside of card:  Live Life in full Bloom

Outside of card:  May you Day Bloom with Happiness.  Inside of card:  friendship is a flower that blooms in all seasons

Outside of card:  May you Day Bloom with Happiness.  Inside of card:  If I had a flower for every time I thought of you, I could walk in my garden forever.

I got my set of cards made up lickity split, and put them in my stash of finished cards.

Card Storage Tip:

I store my finished cards in photo boxes because they are a perfect fit for my A2 (4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″).  Al actually came up with a brilliant idea and that was to fold pieces of cardstock in such a way that I could categorize my cards by putting a printed label onto the cardstock.  Then when I need a card, all I have to do is go into one of the boxes and pull out what I need.  Whalaa!  Easy Peasy.

Thanks for stopping by.


Posted on : Mar 05 2019
Posted under cards, Technique Junkies Stamps |

Stampn’ Up Saturday

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Whoop Whoop, it’s the weekend.  Time to stamp!

Using Stampn’ Up’s Thoughts and Prayers set, I created 8 cards for my sympathy stash.

Here is a close up of one that I added buttons for the hand-delivered card.

Thanks for stopping by.


Posted on : Mar 03 2019
Posted under cards, Stampin Up |

Technique Junkies March New Release Celebration is here!

Hello, and welcome to the Technique Junkies March Release Celebration.  Boy, do we have some awesome stamps for you!  All newly released March stamps are 15% off until March 8th, and on top of that, by using my discount code TJ10Beth, you will get an additional 10% off your shopping cart.  It doesn’t get better than this!

One of my favourite things to work with is stencils and sponging ink over top of the stencil.  TJ has a lot of wonderful A Colorful Life Stencils, and you can receive my 10% discount on those as well.  I coloured Easter Basket with Prismacolor coloured pencils and odorless mineral spirits (OMS) and added blue around the edge of my scallop die.  My sentiment is called Happy Easter and is not a new release.

Ahhh, spring!  With all this snow and ice we are having this winter, isn’t it nice to think spring?!  This beautiful tulip stamp is called Tulips Background and is paired with In Full Bloom Sentiments, Set of 6.  The sentiments can stand on their own, or be paired with another stamp quite nicely.  Once again, I used Prismacolor coloured pencils and OMS.

For my third card I used the Cute Cuts technique that I developed for the Technique Junkie Newsletter.  You can see the tutorial here.  If you take a peak at my tutorial, you will see the most adorable 12 x 12 scrapbook layout I did with my dog, Layla.  Back then I had two white chihuahuas and they were just 3 pounds each.  Boy, do I miss them–even after all these years.

For this card I did not use coloured cardstock, rather I used TJ’s Shimmering Bliss on several different sheets of paper, and placed it on a Shaving Cream background.

My stamp is called Wildly Capable and is free with a $30 (before taxes) purchase for the month of March. 

Participants for the new release:

 


Posted on : Mar 01 2019
Posted under cards, Technique Junkie Newsletter, Technique Junkies Stamps |

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