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
Posted under cards, Christmas, Technique Junkies Stamps |

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 |

…and to all a Good Night

Hello folks!

Since November 1st, I have been posting Christmas cards for Technique Junkies, every Tuesday, because it’s the 30 Days of Christmas.

All of the stamps in the Christmas Category on the Technique Junkies website are 20%  until 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.  You can start your shopping here.
Use code TJ10Beth for an additional 10% off your purchase.
I had a lot of fun making this card.  It was an experiment that turned out, much to my relief.
To make my card I did the following:
  • Smooshed a pink and yellow Distress Ink on a non stick surface, sprayed with water and placed my 5 x 5 cardstock into the wet ink.  I moved it around to cover the entire surface
  • Once completely dry, I stamped Santa in Moonlight with black Versafine.  Using my Misti, I stamped it several times to get the image nice and black
  • Next, I used Ink Blending Brushes to blend Night of Navy around the edges
  • I cut out a round circular stencil with my circle dies and used the round piece to place over the moon and then I blended Night of Navy around the moon
  • Next, I added the sentiment Good Night
  • Lastly, I used Snowflakes, Set of 9 (not a Christmas stamp, and not 20% off, but you can use discount TJ10Beth to get 10% off).  The smallest snowflake was heat embossed using white embossing powder
  • The finished piece was matted on a 6 x 6 card front

Posted on : Nov 12 2019
Posted under Christmas, Technique Junkies Stamps |

Night in Bethlehem

Hello fellow stampers!  The Christmas season will soon be upon us, and I have started making my cards.  This year I am making 10 of each design.  Normally I make 50 of one design, but I have gorgeous Christmas dies and stamps that I want to use.  I’ve had this SU set for a couple of years and this is the first time I used it.  There are so many pretty cards out there using Stampin’ Ups! Night in Bethlehem stamps and dies.

All I can say is, oh my goodness, it’s already November.  That’s when I get in panic mode and put the push to make pretty paper purses to hold small gifts, but this year I’m going to try a new card/gift box holder.  If I’m successful, I will post it.  Now a dear friend, Patti Gilliam is the queen of all thinks folded.  You can visit Patti’s blog Cherish Each Precious Day.

Have a great weekend!


Posted on : Nov 09 2019
Posted under cards, Christmas, Stampin Up |

Day 13 of the Technique Junkies 30 Days of Christmas

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.  You can start your shopping here.
Use code TJ10Beth for an additional 10% off your purchase.
Aren’t these holiday dogs just the cutest?  I had fun colouring them and turning them into tags.  It seems like I’m always scrounging for tags, and being that I wrap before Christmas comes out of the closet, I need have tags on hand.  Yes, I shop all year round and wrap early too.  That way I’m not overwhelmed with things to do during the busy Christmas season.
I thought it would be cute to add a small bell to the bows.
I hope I gave you some inspiration today.

Posted on : Nov 05 2019
Posted under Christmas, Sunflowers and Dragonflies, Technique Junkies Stamps |

Technique Junkies November Release and Discount

Good morning fellow stampers.  Wow, are you in for a treat with our November release.  There are so many wonderful designs that it was hard to narrow it down to two for my post.  As usual, all November release stamps are 15% off, plus you can use my discount code TJ10Beth to receive an addition 10% off.  Now that’s a steal!

You will find the list of the Design Team participants below.  Click on all of them because there is a beautiful selection of work from such a talented group.  Now is the time to start making those Christmas cards!

I fell off my chair when I saw Knitting with Friends because I am a knitter and get together regular with a small group of friends to have lunch and knitting.  It’s a good time to catch up on everything new and boy do we enable each other.

I just had to turn them into a Christmas card.  I think it’s an adorable card for my knitting group, don’t you think?

My next card uses Snowman.  Speaking of snowman, I just love the family movie called Jack Frost.  Apparently there is a spooky movie with the same name, which I haven’t seen.  I have watched Jack Frost every Christmas season for at least 10 years, or more.  There were so many ideas going through my head with this adorable Snowman and I finally settled with this design.

Tutorial:

  1.  Using Blending Brushes, blend Tempting Turquoise onto the background.  Oh my goodness, this was my first time using these brushes and being a die-hard sponge user, I instantly became a Blending Brush lover.  Look how smooth my background is.  White cardstock is 4 3/4″ x 5 3/4″.
  2.  Stamp Real Red Snowflakes, Set of 9.  In open areas, stamp small snowflakes with Tempting Turquoise and place sequins on the inside
  3.   Colour Snowman with Prismacolour pencil crayons.  Here I used a grey blue and a pink.  For the nose a reddish-orange.  Fussy Cut the Snowman and adhere snowman to a white oval background.  Before lifting it out of the paper, once cut, take the smallest of Blending Brushes and lightly blend Tempting Turquoise around the edge of the die and onto the edge of the white cardstock.
  4.  Cut out a scallop oval in Real Red and using pop dots, add it to the back of the white oval.
  5.  Taking a pink paper that coordinates with the pink on the snowman, cut a 1 1/2″x 4 3/4″ and using the Real Red, cut out a piece that that looks pleasing and add it to your pink.  I used a thin line, but you can do a thicker red.
  6.  Add a bow to your cardstock around the pink and red band.
  7.  Add a sentiment.  This sentiment came from Snowflakes, Set of 9.
  8.  Finally, add stickles to your buttons and ball of hat.
  9.  Edge in Real Red.

Participants:

TJ Design Team blog

Ceal Pritchett
Giovana Smith
Holly Brown
Janine Tinklenberg
Jeanne Streiff 
Judy Jackson
Kia Gibson-Clapper
Pat Huntoon
Ro Donner 
Stephanie Severin
Lynda Pleckan

Posted on : Nov 01 2019
Posted under cards, Christmas, Technique Junkies Stamps |

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