Technique Junkies New Release and How to Video


Well, here we are at June 1st already, and time for another new release.  This release is a fantastic one, if you are a lover of the ocean and the beach.  I hope you will enjoy today’s video.

As always, new release stamps are 15% off until June 8th, and by using TJ10Beth, you will get another 10% off–so that’s 25% off New Release stamps.   If you use TJ10Beth, you will receive 10% off your other items in your cart.


Today’s tutorial highlights five newly released stamps and using those stamps to make a Double Z-Fold card.  Enjoy!


Stir my Soul

Bubble Flow

Coral Sea Turtle

Seashells and Coral

Find my Soul

Mermaid Kisses (not a new release)


Beth Norman-Roberts (Me)

Posted on : Jun 01 2020
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Being a Family

Hello fellow stampers.  How is your week going?  For my fellow Canadians, did you have a nice long weekend?  Unfortunately it rained all weekend where I live.  For my American friends and readers of my blog–any big plans for your long weekend?

I had to work this weekend, but I still managed to do a sample card for my next video tutorial on June 1st for Technique Junkies new release.  I’m sure you’ll like what I came up with.  Aren’t I such a tease!?

My card uses Technique Junkies Being a Family.  The peacock cardstock was heat embossed in gold, and the copper was heat embossed with a light copper.  Embellishments, using sequins and twine, were added to finish things off.

Thanks for stopping by.

Posted on : May 19 2020
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Live Like it’s Spring – Technique Junkies WWDB#4

You Tube Video – click here

Hello fellow stampers!  I hope your week is going well and that you have time to get into your studio to have some play time during this time of isolation.  Although I am still working at the hospital, I have so much more time to be in my studio to stamp and make You Tube videos.

Here we are at week 4 of What We Do Best (WWDB) challenge.  This week’s challenge is to make an Encouragement card, and a coordinating envelope, using Technique Junkies stamps.  Play along!  We are giving away a $50 gift card to Technique Junkies.  We sell more than just stamps, so get creative!


Blackberry Bliss Background

Darling Blooms

Drizzle Dots

Contemporary Floral

Whimsical World

Grunge Flowers

In Full Bloom Sentiments, set of 6

This is our last week of the four week challenge.  Don’t miss your chance to win a $50 gift card to Technique Junkies.

Have a great day!

Posted on : May 13 2020
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Shoot me to the Moon

Hi there technique junkies!  How about that new release, eh?  Another wonderful one.  Today I’m showcasing Shoot for the Moon, which you can still get at 15% off and if you used TJ10Beth, you get an extra 10% off.  That’s quite a deal.

To make my card, I embossed gold onto Navy cardstock.  Then, I stamped out my image onto white cardstock, coloured up the flower and moon, cut it out, then glued it over top of my embossed image.  To give it dimension (isn’t that what we’re all doing these days?), I added pearls to the swagged loop hanging from the moon.

I was torn between using gold or silver embossing powder, so I did both.  This time I added mini pearls to my swag and around the sky.

Which colour is your favourite?

Thanks for stopping by.  Have a great day, and get creative!

Posted on : May 05 2020
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Technique Junkies May Release and Video


Happy May Release Day!
We have New Stamps in the Technique Junkies line.  Whoop Whoop!
Be sure to check out the list below for some sweet inspiration from our Design Team!
All of the May 2020 New Release stamps are 15% off through May 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.  As an added bonus, if you use code TJ10Beth, you get an additional 10% off of the new releases, and 10% off almost everything else.  Everyone likes a bargain, don’t they?

Watch how I made these cards on my You Tube video below by using the new release Tulips with Text and old release In Full Bloom Sentiments


Beth Norman-Roberts–> you are here

Posted on : May 01 2020
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Technique Junkies WWDB Challenge – Get Well

Hello stampers!  Here we are at week 2 of What We Do Best (WWDB) challenge.  This week’s challenge is to make a Get Well card, and a coordinating envelope, using Technique Junkies stamps.  Play along!  We are giving away a $50 gift card to Technique Junkies.  We sell more than just stamps, so get creative!

Today’s card uses Flourished Floral, Dancing Dandelions and Grand Greetings.  If you follow me, I think you would agree that Flourished Floral is my most-used TJ stamp.

Card Details

The darkest cardstock was cut in half horizontally and one piece was embossed in a light purple and one piece embossed in a dark purple, using Dancing Dandelions.

A ribbon was wrapped around the card to hide the merging of the two pieces of cardstock.  Flourished Floral was coloured with Copic markers.  Grand Greetings comes in a set of f stamps, and using just the words “Get Well” from one of the sentiments, I stamped the words out in the same colour as my embossed background.


  • Having five purple and pink embossing powders, I wanted to test how the colours looked on my dark cardstock.  The colour of the powder is not reflective of how it heat embosses when used on coloured cardstock.  Stamping out my Dancing Dandelions background, I created a test piece.  In doing so, I placed my embossing powders in a row and sprinkled a little bit of each powder over the Versamark in a horizontal fashion.  When heat embossed, a variety of pretty colours appear.  I chose the colours that would coordinate with my project.
  • When using Copic markers, or other markers, on my envelope, I place a scrap piece of cardstock on the inside of the envelope to stop it from bleeding onto the back of the envelope.


SU Paper:  Blackberry Bliss, Melon Mambo, Pink Piroutte

Ribbon:  Michael’s Craftsmart

Stamps:  Technique Junkies – Flourished Floral, Dancy Dandelions and Grand Greetings.

View the top of my blog for a list of the tutorials and video tutorials that I have done

Posted on : Apr 28 2020
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Technique Junkies What We Do Best (WWDB) Challenge, Week one of Four

Hello!  Technique Junkies has a wonderful four-week challenge going on called What We Do Best (WWDB).  This week’s theme is to create a card and matching envelope thanking your front line workers–a nurse, doctor, police officer, first responder, mailman, store clerk, or other essential worker.  You can read the full details here.  Remember, your card has to use Technique Junkies stamp(s) in order to qualify for a cash prize.

My thank you card is just one of several I have made recently, on behalf of my hospital department co-workers, to thank the restaurants and grocery stores for their support of the front line workers.  We have received meals, fruit baskets, muffins, etc.  The one thank you that made me cry, was the day the first responders–ambulance, police and firemen, had their sirens and lights going off while encircling the hospital where I work.  Seeing them from my window, the nature of the COVID pandemic hit me, and hit me hard.

Once again, please read the rules to this four week challenge.  This challenge has a special place in our hearts.

As always, you can use discount code TJ10Beth to receive 10% off of your order.

Good luck!

Stamps:  Flower Doodles S781 and Greetings Set SS010


Posted on : Apr 20 2020
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With Heartfelt Sympathy

Hello fellow stampers!

This new release is full of beautiful stamps, and the Lotus Corner is just one of them.  This sentiment is currently not on the TJ website.

Lotus Corner and all newly released stamps are 15% off until tomorrow.  If you use my code TJ10Beth, you will get 25% off of new releases and 10% of any other purchases made.

Image was stamped onto watercolour paper and coloured with Tombow markers.

Thanks for stopping by!


Posted on : Apr 07 2020
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Technique Junkies April New Release

Here we are at April 1st already.  We had a beautiful winter and now it’s time to enjoy the spring weather which brings us to April’s Release Celebration.  The design team made up some yummy things for you.  Listed below are links to everyone’s cards.

As always, new release stamps are 15% off and with my code TJ10Beth, your savings goes up to 25% off.


Here I used Precise Posy and Anything is Possible.  I was inspired by Jennifer McGuire’s video tutorial on how to create this card.  The following is what I did to create this card.


  • Using Yupo paper spread some rubbing alcohol over your background
  • Drip Alcohol Inks on top of the Yupo paper, as well as Blending Solution, and blow with a straw.  Repeat until your Yupo paper is covered.
  • Let dry completely, or dry with you heat gun
  • Once dry, generously rub your embossing buddy all over your Yupo paper
  • With your VersaMark pad stamp out your image and press firmly onto Yupo paper.  If you are using a Misti, then repeat by inking up your stamp with VersaMark and stamping out your image for a second time
  • Heat emboss with clear embossing powder
  • Lay your Yupo paper onto the die cut machine.
  • With a spray mist bottle filled with rubbing alcohol, generously spray your embossed image.
  • Lay a piece of cardstock over the Yupo paper and run through your die cut/embossing machine.
  • Pull the cardstock off the Yupo paper and once dry, cut down to size.
  • Surround your Yupo paper with one or two pieces of cardstock.
  • Embellish as you would like.  Here I used Anything is Possible, a new April release


This cute little doggy was made up using Tail in the Air.

Have a great day, and thanks for stopping by.


Posted on : Apr 01 2020
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Life is Better in the Country

Many people I know live by this mantra of “Life is Better in the Country.”  Me, I’m a city gal.

This stamp, Better in the Country, can be purchased at 10% off by using the code TJ10Beth. In addition, your cart will be 10% off (excludes clearance items).

Although I have hoards of designer paper, I love to create my own backgrounds.  I did so using Plaid and Little Checkerboard.  For the plaid, I inked up my stamp with dark green and stamped it onto white cardstock.  For my little checkerboard, I inked up my stamp in black and stamped onto red cardstock.  Twine and little banners were added.

TOMORROW is a NEW RELEASE and you won’t want to miss it!  So don’t forget that I will have a post up tomorrow showcasing the new release!

Get Creative!

Posted on : Mar 31 2020
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