Merry Christmas from England

Hello there.  This beautiful embroidered card was made by my penpal/girlfriend for Christmas.  Isn’t it exquisite?  I have it sitting beside me on my basket storage unit.

Lynn and I became penpals at age 13, and here at 58 we are dear friends.  After writing back and forth for 13 years, Lynn came out to visit me when I lived on Prince Edward Island (Canada), then again on my move to Nova Scotia, then again three times here in Ontario.  Back in April 2015, I went to visit Lynn.  Plans were in the works for Al and I to go to England next summer, but due to Covid, we had to reschedule.

It is uncanny just how much we have in common, besides being the same age.  We love cross-stitching, card-making, same style of clothing, reading (both avid readers), and being in the same line of work (although I changed paths eight years ago).

Pretty cool, eh?!

Have a great Boxing Day for my fellow Canadians.


Posted on : Dec 28 2020
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Merry Christmas

 

 

MERRY CHRISTMAS

 

Using my favourite stamp of 2020, this Woodland Wonders is a terrific stamp for Christmas, Birthday, and other masculine cards.  The coordinating envelope uses Santa Mail  The circular stamp on my card is also from Santa Mail, set of 2.   My card was a hit with Al.  For a look into the inside of my card, please scroll down.

 

Directions

  1. Heat emboss Woodland Wonders with white embossing powder.
  2. Use Diagonal Stripes Cutting Plate, or leave the background in one piece.
  3. Using a die cut, cut out “Merry” and glue onto the front of the card
  4. Heat Emboss with black embossing powder on red cardstock, using Santa Mail, set of 2.
  5. Punch out the circular image, or use a circular die cut.
  6. Die Cut greenery and glue the tips of the die cut and place under image, which was pop dotted.
  7. Using a sentiment from Poinsettia, set of 4, I stamped out my sentiment for the inside, and used die cuts/punch for added fun.

 

Have a wonderful day, and stay safe!

 


Posted on : Dec 25 2020
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Believe

Hi there folks!  Way way back when Odd Bird Planet was in business, and I was on their Design Team, I created this Christmas card.  I’m a hoarder of cards because they are hard to part with.  I’m curious if you are too.

Since my granddaughter was 3 1/2, I started sending her cards, and now she’s almost 4.  I thought this card would make her laugh.  I’m having so much fun  sending her cards.  I always ask her about daycare.  Her mom, Sarah (and my daughter), took a video of her opening her card.  She was adimat that she was going to read it and this is what she said, “hello Grandma Beth.  Do you like your daycare.”  I got a chuckle out of that.  I wonder if she got a chuckle out of santa driving a train.

Have a great day!

 


Posted on : Dec 05 2020
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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
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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!

Don’t forget.  I have close to 200 tutorials that I did in photo step-by-step and videos.  Please find at the top of this page

 


Posted on : Oct 23 2020
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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!

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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
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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
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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 |

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