Dreaming of a White Christmas

Hello friends, and fellow stampers!


Everyone dreams of a white Christmas, don’t they?  Even I do.  But let me tell ya something folks!  Snow is romanticized in our heads and in movies.  People think there is something charming about snow.  Don’t forget about us having to shovel out our driveways at 6:00 in the morning just to get to work.  Heck, when I lived on Prince Edward Island, winters were “shoveling to get out in the morning” and “shoveling just to get back into the driveway after work.”


Young people love the snow.  I remember being in my 20’s and walking to church and saying hello to a lady as I entered the church.  I was feeling giddy with the pretty falling snow, and said to the lady leaving the church, “don’t you just love it?”  Her response was a clear “no.”  She added, “you won’t like it when you get to be my age.”  At that time I thought, “right.”  Well folks, I’m in my late 50’s and could do without snow for five months of the year.  I’d like to have snow for two months.


I’m no scrooge when it comes time for the Christmas holidays, and even I love to make cards with snow on them.  I love to romanticize while I’m creating Christmas cards, and I’m sure you do too.


I am so happy that Technique Junkies came out with some new Christmas sentiments.  I don’t have a large collection of Christmas sentiments so this Oh Christmas Treee, set of 4 fits the bill.

Thanks for stopping by.

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Posted on : Oct 27 2020
Posted under cards, Christmas, Technique Junkies Stamps |

Oh Christmas Tree

Hello fellow stampers, and friends!  Yes, I managed to create a Clean and Simple card.  It was a happy accident because I struggle so very much with CAS designs.  I am envious of the artists who can pull it off time-and-time again.

Here I pulled out, for the first time, a lovely Christmas Tree and sentiment from Technique Junkies new Christmas sentiments release called Oh Christmas Tree, set of 4.

Would you believe I have started listening to Christmas music already?  Yup, I’m one of “Those” people.

Thanks for stopping by!

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Posted on : Oct 23 2020
Posted under cards, Christmas, Technique Junkies Stamps |

Gnome for Christmas

Help, I’ve been invaded by these October gnomes in my studio. To be honest, these darling pinch-my-cheeks little fellas and gal are having a lot of fun with me.  Today I am showcasing a trio of tags to add that darling touch to my gifts, and even to wine bottles, handmade hot chocolate packages, etc.  Everyone loves a darling touch that says, “I love you.”  Gnome for Christmas, and gnome all year long as far as I’m concerned.

To bring these cute little fellas, and gal, home to you, use the above code for a 10% discount.  This discount applies to your entire shopping cart by-the-way.  Enjoy the close up photos below.

Happy Holidays!

Don’t forget to check out over 150 tutorials I made.  Links to photo and videos are at the top of my blog


Posted on : Oct 20 2020
Posted under cards, Christmas, Projects, Technique Junkies Stamps |

Dreaming of a White Christmas

Olaa!  Technique Junkies has a brand new Christmas sentiment set called Oh Christmas Tree, Set of 4.  The sentiment here has been highlighted with die cuts, designer paper, and black cardstock.  Nothing says traditional Christmas more than these colours, which are so popular this year.  I even own a pair of leggings in the pattern of my designer paper.

I made a set of cards using sentiments from this set, and are going to be the perfect gift for an upcoming birthday.   A set of Christmas cards gives a personal touch that everyone loves.  I love to receive cards.

Have a great weekend!


Posted on : Oct 16 2020
Posted under cards, Christmas, Technique Junkies Stamps |

Holy Night Silent Night

Wow, what an awesome release, eh? (sorry, I’m Canadian and say “eh” all the time).  I hope you had the chance to view the new release work from the Design Team.  My dimensional card uses Holy Night Silent Night to signify a very important event in the village of Bethlehem, of which was added using die cuts.

 

Using pale blue cardstock, I blended three colours of blue ink onto the cardstock; leaving the ink to air dry over night  (as I made multiples of this card), then added Bethlehem dies.  Once they were in place, I added Holy Night Silent Night with white embossing powder.

 

All of the October 2020 New Release stamps are 15% off through October 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.

Do you want 25% off your order?  Use the code above to receive 25% off your entire new release discount.  Plus, 10% will be taken off of your other purchases.  Remember, we are not just a stamp company–there are plenty of products for that Junkie in you.  And the savings don’t stop there.  Gotta have it all?  Then check this out…



This bundle includes all 15 stamps/stamp sets and the 2 stencils from the October2020 Technique Junkies New Stamp release.. Normally $144.78 – Save $36.19!

By clicking Gotta Have it all, you will be taken directly to the website’s Gotta Have it all bundle.

Happy Holidays, and Happy Shopping!

Don’t forget to check out over 150 tutorials I made.  Links to photo and videos are at the top of my blog

 


Posted on : Oct 06 2020
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Technique Junkies October Release and Sale

Wow, here we are at our  Christmas release.  This release really speaks to me, which made me a very busy beaver gnome over the past month.  So much so, I made 12 items for you which will be showcased over the course of this month.


All of the October 2020 New Release stamps are 15% off through October 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.

 

These adorable gnomes are from Gnome for Christmas,set of 6.  Gnomes are all the rage, and I’m right there with them.  Colouring is very very relaxing and calming for me.  I felt like a kid colouring, and designing, cards for these adorable elves.  Scroll down to see a close up of each card.


Do you want 25% off your order?  Use the code above to receive 25% off your entire new release discount.  Plus, 10% will be taken off of your other purchases.  Remember, we are not just a stamp company–there are plenty of products for that Junkie in you.  For another great discount, please see the end of this post.

Gnome for the Holidays

Warmest Holiday Wishes

I’ll be gnome for Christmas

Tip:  Whip up your cards fast simply by using my layouts, using any Christmas paper.  This paper is this year’s Echo Park.


Gotta have it all?   This bundle includes all 15 stamps/stamp sets and the 2 stencils from the October2020 Technique Junkies New Stamp release.. Normally $144.78 – Save $36.19! 


Let’s see what the Design Team has for you.  I’ve seen all the work, and all I can say is it keeps getting better and better.  Is that really possible?

Technique Junkies Blog
Lynda Pleckan
Patti Gilliam
Ceal Pritchett
Beverly Sizemore, Guest Designer
Shirley Hotop, Guest Designer
Pat Huntoon
Beth Norman Roberts-you are here
Holly Brown
Judy Jackson
Ro Donner

 

Don’t forget to check out over 150 tutorials I made.  Links to photo and videos are at the top of my blog

 


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

Merry & Bright Christmas

Hello folks!

Well, it’s down to the wire.  I hope all of your cards are mailed.  At the time of writing this post, I’m still trying to locate a couple of cards that I know I addressed but can’t put my hands on. If your stamp room looks anything like mine you would understand.  Everything about my stamp room cries Christmas.  I have gift boxes, bows, presents that need wrapping for my granddaughter (always buying “just one more” present for my darling Charlotte), and two bags full of nicely decorated dishcloths that I knitted for my pharmacy ladies and coworkers.

It’s been a busy Christmas season with four Christmas concerts at two of my local theatres.  I’m really looking forward to seeing Chen Yun in Detroit this January.  You can see the beautiful trailer in a short YouTube video here.

This will be my last post before Christmas.  I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas and Holiday Season!

 

Dies:  Stampn’ Up

Sentiment:  Technique Junkies Victorian Greetings, set of 6

 


Posted on : Dec 21 2019
Posted under Christmas |

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 |

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