Happy Birthday

This card was made for my husband Al who celebrated his birthday recently.

I am so sad that my scenic stamps got lost in my move two years ago.  I had so many Stampscapes sets.  Grrr.

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!


Posted on : Jan 05 2019
Posted under Sunflowers and Dragonflies |

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.



  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 |

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 |

Technique Junkies September New Release

Hello fellow stampers. Welcome to the Technique Junkies September new releaseAll new release stamps are 15% off until September 8th You can get any older stamp, or other products at 10% off by using my code TJ10Beth.  The new release stamps are automatically discounted so you can use my code at checkout.

If you came from my fellow ubber stamper Judy Jackson you are on the right track.  You might want to start at the beginning at the Design Junkies blog so you don’t miss a thing.

For my first card I coloured Autumn Doodles with Copic markers and Prismacolor coloured pencil and added my sentiment from an older set called Things I want to do.

Here, I used Rita and Beth. In real life Rita, the artist of this stamp, has gorgeous bluish purple hair so I just had to add it to this image.  I paper pieced the clothing.  My sentiment comes from an older stamp set called Things I want to do.  It says, “Tell people you love them.”

Rainy Day Friends is another Rita drawn stamp.  I paper pieced the umbrella, and I made the flowers using Shimmering Bliss.  The tutorial I made, showing how to make these flowers can be seen here.

Your next stop is at the very talented Lynda Pleckan.

Posted on : Sep 01 2018
Posted under cards, Sunflowers and Dragonflies, Technique Junkies Stamps |

Technique Junkies April New Release Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to Technique Junkie’s April new release blog hop, where all new releases are 15% off until April 8th. There are 15 new stamps being released, and 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, and ongoing is 10% off your order if you use my code TJ10Beth. This can be applied to the rest of your order.   We have a Yahoo group to share artwork and we would love to see you there.


If you came from the ubber talented Judy Jackson’s blog you’re on the right track. You might want to start at Design Junkies so you don’t miss a thing

For my first card I used All the Moms, Set of Three stamp all around the sides of my Pop up Box Card.  You can find the directions to making this box on Splitcoaststampers.  If you order your stamp now, you will have lots of time to get a box made for your mother, as Mother’s Day is fast approaching.  Trust me, this is a very easy card to make.  It may look intimidating but it isn’t.


I stamped Happy Mother’s Day on each flap.  It is just one, of two, Happy Mother’s Day sentiments that come with this set.

Okay, I couldn’t resist doing another fold.  This one is called Tri Shutter Card.  I had lots of fun with this stamp set called Party Chicks, Set of 12.  I coloured my chicks with Copic markers.  Isn’t it fun?


My last card uses the stamp Wildflowers.  She reminds me of myself, a free spirit.  Flower Soft was added to her hair.  I created my background and recently did a tutorial on it called Mixed Media.  I thought it was perfect for this image.  Not in the new release, but is 10% off if you used my code TJ10Beth, is Love Harlequin and Big Flourish.  The background was coloured with Gelatos.

Your next stop is to the talented Lynda Pleckan.

How to Create Scrappy Spots

Hello, fellow stampers.  Today I am here with a tutorial that was originally printed in the June 2009 issue of the Technique Junkie Newsletter.  I love this technique because it’s so unique.  It may look like a lot of work, but trust me, it goes together quickly.  For 10% off your order please use TJ10Beth.

I used Technique Junkies Birthdays and Donuts.  Ah, donuts, my weakness in life.

Supplies: 5″ x 5″ cardstock, black ink, three colours of coordinating ink, scissors, round stamp (or punch), brayer, fine black pen (not in photo), copier paper (not in photo)

Stamp out circles all over your cardstock

Stamp out a circle in the center of your full-sized copier paper. Cut out the circle with your scissors to leave a hole.

Place your hole over top of your coloured circle and stamp out the words on your circle. Repeat until every hole is covered

Stamp out your circular stamp on a sticky note, ensuring you have the sticky part on the edge of your stamp is placed in the same direction

Cover all of your circles with the circles you just cut out.  TIP:  Make sure the sticky part of the circles are all in the same direction so that when you brayer, your circle does not lift

With your third colour, brayer over top of your cardstock. It will need several coats to ensure a nice crisp even colour. TIP: Brayer in one direction. If you rol back and forth you risk the lifting of your circle.

Using your fine pen, draw around your circles once, or twice, to cover up white space, or simply to add interest.

To receive a 10% discount on this stamp, or other products, simply use my code below.

I hope I have inspired you to try this technique out. It’s a fun one!

Technique Junkies November New Release

Welcome to the November release hop for Technique Junkies.  You won’t want to miss a thing so head on over to the Design Junkies blog,  If you came from Ro Donner’s blog then you’re on the right track.  Ro is a very talented lady, wouldn’t you agree?   From now until November 8th, new release stamps are 15% off.

Coffee, coffee, coffee.  Can’t live without it and this darling stamp set says it all.  I used the background stamp Cups’n Mugs and the sentiment is Buy Coffee.  To achieve this colourful look I coloured on my stamp with a Tombow marker and huffed on the stamp and stamped it out with my Misti.  I repeated this action three times for every image to get nice crisp lines.

Here I used the Shaving Cream technique for my background.  Using my Misti I stamped out my image several times.  Bigger Bow is the stamp that was used.  Next, I added my own paper bow using a bow die.

Christmas is a time for celebration and along with that are dinner parties, Christmas parties, and just a whole lot of fun.  This would make a lovely thank you for the host/hostess.  Here I used Flatware and Grand Greetings.

I hope you liked these super awesome new images.  Your next stop is at Judy Jackson’s blog.  You will be in for a real treat from this talented lady.

Hold on there.  Don’t leave before reading this important news.  It is also 30 Days of Christmas and there is 20% off all Christmas stamps, plus if you use my code TJ10Beth you get an extra 10% off.  If you are purchasing a non-Christmas stamp 10% will be applied with my code.  Happy shopping.

Posted on : Nov 01 2017
Posted under Sunflowers and Dragonflies, Technique Junkies Stamps |

Always Hope

Technique Junkies, Sunflowers and Dragonflies, Always Hope 2

Hi folks.  I had so much fun making this card.

I started out by sponging Distress Inks in Worn Lipstick, Salty Ocean and Picked Raspberry.  After I let it air dry for an hour, I used Bubbles Stencil and rubbed white SU Craft ink through the circles.

Using Big Flourish and French Text, I stamped my card front using SU’s Blackberry Bliss.

My flowers were created by using the Tie-Dye Chick Embellishments technique found on the Stampbooking CDFrench Text was stamped onto the flowers.

Finally, I used Always Hope as my sentiment.  I picked out this sentiment because of the flourished script coordinates with Big Flourish.

Thank you for stopping by.

Posted on : Sep 13 2016
Posted under cards, Sunflowers and Dragonflies |

Get Well Wishes

Sunflowers and Dragonflies, Stamping Bella Cancer

Hello fellow stampers.  How is your week going?

I just made this card, on behalf of my department, for a co-worker who is off work for five weeks due to cancer.  We wish her all the best.

My background was stamped with a large background stamp from Impression Obsession.  It was stamped with VersaMark and heat embossed with white embossing powder.  Then, I used my heart embossing folder and ran it through my Cuttlebug.  My flowers were made by punching them with a punch, run through the Cuttlebug using my Swiss Dots embossing folder, and then with my flower-making kit I used the tweezers to shape the flowers.

My image is from Stamping Bella, and was coloured with Copic markers.

Thanks for stopping by.  Have a great day!

Posted on : Jun 04 2015
Posted under cards, Sunflowers and Dragonflies |

A Note of Thanks

Block Fill, IBFS, SU resized

A Note of Thanks.  One can never have enough thank you cards.  My sister uses my thank you cards all the time and it makes my heart smile.

This black eyed susan is from I Brake for Stamps and is perfect for the Block Fill technique.  I love how the black fill makes the flowers pop.  Adding the dots is just plain fun.

Have a nice day.

Posted on : Feb 21 2013
Posted under cards, Sunflowers and Dragonflies |

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