Merry Christmas Sarah

After knitting nothing but dishcloths for three years I branched out and knitted a 3 1/2 yard scarf.  When I showed the photo from the pattern book to my daughter, Sarah, she went gaga over it so I suprised her with with scarf for Christmas.  It only took three weeks to knit, sew in the ends and add tassles.  Not bad, eh?  I finished a blue, brown and turquoise scarf for my husband, Al.  It took me by surprise when he said he’d like one.

I have a coworker that wants one, and of course I want one for myself as well so I’ll be busy for a while.  I’ll take the pace a little slower because my stamping did take the back seat as I wanted to get the scarves done in time.

Stay warm!

 


Posted on : Dec 29 2018
Posted under Christmas |

Winter Wonderland

Hello fellow stampers.  I made the final six Christmas cards for the year, using Technique Junkies Snowflakes, Set of 9.  I’ll bet you’re saying, “hey, you’re always using that set.”  Truth be told it is my favourite winter stamp set because I have always been in love with snowflakes.  They are so versatile as you can see here where I used a deer die cut and heat embossed gold snowflakes around the edges.

You can get this stamp set, or any other product at 10% off just by using my discount code TJ10Beth.

In the background I used Creaking Trees.  I cut the sentiment off the top of the trees.  The nice thing about cutting the sentiment becomes more versatile.  Added to the right bottom corner is a 3-D Christmas tree embellishment.

Have a great week!


Posted on : Dec 18 2018
Posted under cards, Christmas, Technique Junkies Stamps |

How to Layer your Stamps

I hope you’re having a good week so far.  It is my turn to post on the Technique Junkies blog and there you will find my tutorial on making a layered card using Snowflakes, set of 9, ink and embossing powders.  You can visit Technique Junkies here.

You can get a 10% discount on everything in the store just by using my sale code TJ10Beth.

Right now there’s a mega clearance on Technique Junkies website.   Pat is surrounded by rubber and wants to let some go at unbelievable prices.  Some as low as 50 cents.  Get yours here.

 


Posted on : Dec 04 2018
Posted under Christmas, Technique Junkies Stamps, Tutorials |

A Snowflake is Winter’s Butterfly

Hello stamping friends.  Today I have a Triple the Fun card which I made a tutorial for in the Technique Junkie Newsletter.  You can see the tutorial here.  For my card I used Snowflakes, set of 9 which you can get for 10% off simply by using my code TJ10Beth.

On each of the snowflakes I added a white pearl to the centre of the snowflake.

Have a super week!


Posted on : Nov 20 2018
Posted under cards, Christmas, Technique Junkies Stamps |

30 Days of Christmas, Day 30

Welcome to the 30 Days of Christmas with Techique Junkies, where ALL Christmas stamps are 20% off and if you use my code TJ10Beth you get an additional 10% off, so that’s 30% off ALL Christmas stamps.  What a great deal.  Thank you Pat Huntoon!

I coloured up Holiday Doodles and even gave them shadows and highlights with my Prismacolor coloured pencils.  You can see what my finished piece looked like before I cut it up into inchie art, inspired by Colleen Dietrich on Pinterest.  My sentiment is Joyeux Noel.

You can see all the Christmas stamps here.

Today is the last day of the sale so act fast to get your big discount.

 


Posted on : Nov 12 2018
Posted under cards, Christmas, Technique Junkies Stamps |

30 Days of Christmas, Day 23 – Technique Junkies

Hello and welcome to the 30 Days of Christmas.  If you are following along  are you inspired by all the beautiful cards from the design team?

During the 30 days of Christmas, every stamp in the Christmas category is 20% off. AND you can use my 10% TJ10Beth discount! That means that you will potentially get 30% off all Christmas stamps.

You can see the Christmas stamps here.

I had a lot of fun making this card.

 

Steps:

  1. Find a piece of designer paper that isn’t busy, such as the blended colours one I used.  You can blend colours onto your own paper to create your own background.
  2. Using white embossing powder, heat emboss your background using the stamp above called Christmas Whimsy Background.
  3. Cut your squares at 1″ pieces and adhere to a piece of white cardstock measuring  4 1/2″ x 3 1/4″.
  4. Adhere your cardstock to a pieces of white cardstock  4 3/4″ x 3 1/2″.
  5. Use a coordinating colour of cardstock, size 5 1/2″ x 4 1/4″, to mat your card.


Posted on : Nov 06 2018
Posted under Christmas, Sunflowers and Dragonflies, Technique Junkies Stamps |

Technique Junkies November New Release

 

 

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Hello and welcome to the Technique Junkies November New Release, where all new release stamps are 15% off until November 8th.  The discount will automatically be adjusted in your shopping card.  And to receive 10% more in discount on new releases this month and all other products, simply use my discount code TJ10Beth., thats 25% off new releases.

Please visit Design Junkies blog.  You will find the links to everyone’s cards on the Design Junkies blog.

Card Details:

I first stamped out Oh Holy Night in a soft brown.  This is an old release so it is not available at 15% off, but you can get it for 10% off by using my discount code.

I then heat embossed the snowflakes, using Snowflakes set of 9 in three different colours.  For my sentiment I stamped out one of the snowflakes and stamped the sentiment from Snowflakes set of 9 directly over top.  The sentiment was heat embossed as well.

Here I used Champagne Toast and Raise Your Glass.

Card Details:

I stamped out Champagne Toast and heat embossed in gold then I cut them into 2 1/2 x 3 1/2″.  The background measures 5 1/2″ x 5 1/2″.

Next, I stamped out Raise Your Glass and punched out a decorative topper then added rhinestones.


Posted on : Nov 01 2018
Posted under cards, Christmas, Technique Junkie Newsletter |

30 Days of Christmas Day 16 – Technique Junkies

Hi folks.  Today I’m showing you how you can use a non traditional stamp and turn it into a Christmas card.  Here, I used Technique Junkies Creaking Trees.  I cut off the sentiment so I could use the trees alone.  I paired the trees with the sentiment Joy.

During the 30 days of Christmas, every stamp in the Christmas category is 20% off. AND you can use my 10% TJ10Beth discount! That means that you will potentially get 30% off all Christmas stamps

You can see the Christmas stamps here.

Here I used sparkly white ribbon.  Which is your favourite?

In two days you will see an amazing new release from Technique Junkies.  Please don’t forget to come back.


Posted on : Oct 30 2018
Posted under cards, Christmas, Sunflowers and Dragonflies, Technique Junkies Stamps |

It’s Christmas in July

Hello folks.  This was a very hard card to photograph because of the pigmented Mica watercolors I used.  Ever since I saw Draped Ornaments, I’ve been wanting to try this technique which is very pretty in real life.  You can get Draped Ornaments, or any other stamp, such as Merry Christmas 2, which was used on my card, at 10% off simply by using TJ10Beth.

Steps to Making My Card:

  1.  Using an embossing buddy, wipe the entire surface of your black paper
  2. Stamp VersaMark on your stamp and stamp it out.  Heat emboss in gold or silver (I did both and both looked great)
  3. Using a small brush and water, paint the ornaments with Mica powders
  4. Using your enbossing buddy, once again, rub the area that you want your sentiment to be and stamp out your sentiment with VersaMark
  5. Heat emboss in gold or silver
  6. Mat with shiny paper if you have it

Thank you for stopping by!


Posted on : Jul 17 2018
Posted under cards, Christmas, Technique Junkies Stamps |

Merry Christmas

Hello friends and fellow stampers.  I hope you had a nice Christmas.  Here in Canada it is a statutory holiday we call Boxing Day.  Unfortunately I have to work, but am off for the next two days and will be doing some entertaining for dinner.  I made a large enough Turkey that there would be left overs for Turkey Pot Pie.

Jane Bosi inspired me with a card that was recently posted on the Design Junkie Facebook page.  I used Whimsy Branch on my background, a well-loved stamp by myself.  Currently, it is in inventory reduction at an unbelieveable price of $4.52.

Paired with Whimsy Branch is Merry Christmas, which is at regular pricing.

To get 10% off your order on non clearance items please use my code below:

 

Thanks for stopping by.  Have a nice holiday season.

 


Posted on : Dec 26 2017
Posted under cards, Christmas, Technique Junkies Stamps |

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