Technique Junkies Mail Art

Hello folks!  I thought I would do some mail art, as it’s always a joy to receive a fancy envelope.  Here, I used one background stamp called Fairy Tale Flowers Background.  You can receive this stamp, or any other product at 10% off simply by using my code TJ10Beth.

My envelope measures 12 1/2″ x 10″.  There was a lot of colouring, which I love to do in front of the tv.  This stamp works so well for mail art and cards.  It’s just one of those adorable stamps.


Posted on : Aug 21 2018
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Shimmering Bliss Flowers and Leaves

Hello, Beth Norman here with a Shimmering Bliss tutorial for you, showing how you can make your own flowers and leaves. Shimmering Bliss and any other product is available at 10% off simply by using my code TJ10Beth.


Spray your cardstock with Shimmering Bliss.  Here I used two colours:  Imperial Yellow and Festive Flamingo.  Let dry completely.  You can air dry or heat set.  I always like to go with air drying.

Using your embossing buddy, rub over the entire surface.  Stamp out with VersaMark and emboss with your favourite colours of embossing powders.

I stamped out a variety of colours with Swirls and Curls stamp.

For my leaves I used Vivid Volt and Imperial Yellow.  One thing that I love about Shimmering Bliss is the varigated colours you can achieve which is realistic rather than cutting out plain cardstock.

I sprayed, from left to right, Thalian Pink, Miami Vice, Imperial Yellow and Festive Flamingo mixed with Imperial Yellow.

Shimmering Bliss is truly a joy to use.  Results are different all the time.

Posted on : Aug 14 2018
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Wedding Treat Bags

Whoop Whoop, my wedding is getting closer, and what better way to celebrate then to give out thank you gifts to the adults and treat bags for the children.  All of my treat bags use Technique Junkies stamps, and they are available to you, along with any other product for 10% off simply by using TJ10Beth.

Mermaids are in fashion at the moment so I couldn’t resist using Floral Mermaid on several of the treat bags.  I have a friend who just painted a mermaid on her daughter’s wall so I made these specifically for her two daughters.


These are for our grandchildren.  My daughter’s 14 month old daughter is getting owls.  My daughter knows very well how crazy I am for owls so I blast the owl apparel, scrapbook for first birthday and now the treat bag.  I can just picture my daughter, Sarah, rolling her eyes and saying, “not owls!”–LOL.  This owl set has 7 stamps in the set called You are a Hoot.  Al’s grandson, and soon to be mine, is getting Hot Rod on his treat bag.

Keep Chickens is so cute I couldn’t resist using this stamp set that comes with 13 stamps.

Thanks for hanging in for my long post.  Have a good week!





Posted on : Jul 10 2018
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Trading Coins

The stamping group I’m in had a challenge to make Trading Coins which are 2.5 inches wide.  I’m entering this coin into Impression Obsession’s Happy Colours  challenge.  I know we are in the midst of summer but I love fall colours, and fall in general.   I used Retro Owls. In the set I originally purchased it came with this sentiment.  Now it just comes with three owls.

My background was sponged with Distress Oxides.

Have a great Day!



Posted on : Jul 08 2018
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You’re a Hoot

Hello folks.  It’s no secret that I’m an owl lover.  And to prove it, I made a big wall hanging for my stamp room by stamping out You are a Hoot, set of 7 onto my mat, and on the inside I stamped out the sentiment that came with the set as seen below.  If you use my code TJ10Beth you can get 10% off this stamp set, or any other product from the store.  Quite the deal, and everyone loves deals.

SS088 You are a Hoot, Set of 7

This set is well loved by our design team and there are so many samples using this set. You can see more work with this stamp set by clicking here to view the examples that have been made thus far.


Posted on : May 22 2018
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Hi friends.  Today I have some mixed media for you.  Recently, I attended a paper craft show and this was one of the projects that we completed.  I was so excited with the colour combination we were given to use as it fits my decor.  It’s a small canvas that I have sitting on a bookcase in my livingroom.

I hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Posted on : Aug 05 2017
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Happy Birthday to my Fisherman


Happy Birthday to my partner, Al.  He loves to fish and he fell in love with this style of card when we were in a scrapbook store, so I gathered all the confidence I could find and tackled this Pop-Up Box Card, which turned out to be easier than I thought.  You can find directions with a video on Splitcoaststampers.


Top view


I thought that seagulls would be a perfect touch so I used Jolee’s by You seagulls.


The green envelope underneath my card is 6 x 9 because the Seagull stuck out so much.  The quality and quick service of my envelopes from were terrific.  They have such a large selection of colours and sizes. also carries a tremendous variety of cardstock as well.  And, if you buy right now, they have free shipping if you spend $50 or more.

My stamps are from Rubbernecker. I hate to say it, but my designer paper is over six years old so I don’t have a supply list for you.

Posted on : Dec 22 2016
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It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas


Hi Folks! I was inspired to make six snowmen from something I saw on Pinterest.  The snowmen on Pinterest used a die, where I hand drew my snowmen, scarf and arms.  I used an SU button die and a star die on the scarf and one on the body that is nice and glittery.  I stamped my snowman with Vintage Music from Technique Junkies.  I distressed the edges with brown ink and painted the eyes and nose with acrylic paint.

Christmas will soon be upon us.  May your house be filled with Christmas spirit and lots of joy with family and friends.

Thanks for stopping by.

Posted on : Dec 20 2016
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How to Make a Teabag Holder

Hello fellow stampers and friends.  Beth Norman here with a cute tea bag holder which pairs perfectly with this month’s stamp release called Like a TeacupThe best part of today’s post, is a gentle reminder that today is the last day to receive your 15% off discount from Technique Junkies November Release.

Supplies:  Score board or blade, ribbon, small circle punch red line tape, One 3 1/2? x 7 3/4? cardstock, One 6 1/2? x 7? designer paper

Place your cardstock horizontally and score at 3 1/2? and 4 1/4?

Place your designer paper so the short end is along the top.  Score at 1/2? and 3 1/2?

Add Red Line tape to the top of your cardstock where it was scored as shown above

Fold your second score line and tuck it under the first score line.  Fold over the small score line with the Red Line tape and burnish well.

With the long side placed horizontally score at 3 5/8?

Turn the designer paper over and score, once again, at 3 5/8?

Fold your two score lines as shown

Take your circle punch and punch our a U-shape.  Repeat for the other side

Place Red Line tape in between the two score lines

Adhere designer paper onto cardstock in between the two score lines

Add teabags into slots and close with ribbon (approximately 25″ then trimmed accordingly).  Finally, add Like a Teacup onto the front of your tea bag holder.




Posted on : Nov 08 2016
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Felt Owls


Hello folks!  Today I am showing you an old hobby I picked up again.  In my early 20’s I loved to work with felt and embroidery.  Well, I rediscovered felt when I stumbled upon these cute owls at Gingermelon Dolls.  I’m wild over owls and have quite a collection, and now I have enough for my Christmas tree.  I said to myself, “Why stop at making one.  Why not make 20.”  So, that’s what I did.


As you can see, they are all stitched by hand with one strand of embroidery thread.  They are stuffed with Lavender and stuffing, and have loops sewed onto them so they can hang on my Christmas tree.

For your free pattern you can visit Gingermelon Dolls here.  Please note that Gingermelon Dolls has an Etsy shop which sells the eyes and high quality felt.

I like her service (it was delivered to me in a very quick manner), and love her patterns.  Currently, I’m working on her gingerbread houses and Christmas trees.

Let me know if you make owls of your own.  I’d love to see them.

Thanks for stopping by.


Posted on : Sep 22 2016
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