Oh Christmas Tree

Hello fellow stampers, and friends!  Yes, I managed to create a Clean and Simple card.  It was a happy accident because I struggle so very much with CAS designs.  I am envious of the artists who can pull it off time-and-time again.

Here I pulled out, for the first time, a lovely Christmas Tree and sentiment from Technique Junkies new Christmas sentiments release called Oh Christmas Tree, set of 4.

Would you believe I have started listening to Christmas music already?  Yup, I’m one of “Those” people.

Thanks for stopping by!

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Posted on : Oct 23 2020
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Gnome for Christmas

Help, I’ve been invaded by these October gnomes in my studio. To be honest, these darling pinch-my-cheeks little fellas and gal are having a lot of fun with me.  Today I am showcasing a trio of tags to add that darling touch to my gifts, and even to wine bottles, handmade hot chocolate packages, etc.  Everyone loves a darling touch that says, “I love you.”  Gnome for Christmas, and gnome all year long as far as I’m concerned.

To bring these cute little fellas, and gal, home to you, use the above code for a 10% discount.  This discount applies to your entire shopping cart by-the-way.  Enjoy the close up photos below.

Happy Holidays!

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 20 2020
Posted under cards, Christmas, Projects, Technique Junkies Stamps |

Dreaming of a White Christmas

Olaa!  Technique Junkies has a brand new Christmas sentiment set called Oh Christmas Tree, Set of 4.  The sentiment here has been highlighted with die cuts, designer paper, and black cardstock.  Nothing says traditional Christmas more than these colours, which are so popular this year.  I even own a pair of leggings in the pattern of my designer paper.

I made a set of cards using sentiments from this set, and are going to be the perfect gift for an upcoming birthday.   A set of Christmas cards gives a personal touch that everyone loves.  I love to receive cards.

Have a great weekend!


Posted on : Oct 16 2020
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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
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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
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Beautiful Mandala

Hello folks!  Hope you’re week is off to a good start.  My, has it cooled off, eh?!  Sitting at a bonfire over the weekend was cold.

 

I’ve been having a lot of fun stamping over the last couple of weeks.  This set was enjoyable to make, and will be a nice addition to the package of cards that I am making for a friend for Christmas. I plan to make coordinating envelopes for all 30 cards that I am including into my gift set.

Beautiful Mandala looks so pretty heat embossed.  It’s as delicate as a doily.

The details for each card is listed below, so that you can recreate your own cards.

Card 1

Distress Oxides:  Mermaid Lagoon and Twisted Citron were blended on background

Stamped using SU Pretty Peacock and white embossing powder.

 

Card 2

Distress Oxides:  Twisted Citron and Picked Raspberry were blended on background.

Stamped using SU Melon Mambo and white embossing powder.

 

Card 3

Distress Oxides:  Picked Raspberry and Wilted Violet.

Stamped using SU Gorgeous Grape and white embossing powder.

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Posted on : Sep 22 2020
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Hello

Hello folks!  Have you been enjoying the cooler temperatures this week?  Ahhh, so nice.  Living in Southern Ontario, one isn’t used to such a dry, hot summer.  This beautiful summer was a write-off with having to wear my boot cast for 8 weeks.  The cast is now off and I’m going to be starting physiotherapy soon.  No more tripping in pot holes for me!  LOL.

I really like circle stamps, and Modern Circles set of 9, is a fun one to stamp with.  There are so many possibilities.  I encourage you to click on Modern Circles set of 9, to see all the samples from the Design Team.  This set has been popular with us because it is so versatile and can be used for any occasion. Paired with the Circles, is “Hello” from Five Fab Phrases set of 10.  Once again, I encourage you to click on the Five Fab Phrases to see more examples of how the phrases have been used.

Have a great rest of your week!  Thanks for stopping by.

 

 


Posted on : Sep 17 2020
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A Heart Without Dreams

Stamp:  Heart Without Dreams

Hi there!  Here in Southern Ontario, we are enjoying nice cool temperatures this week.  Quite the change from last week, but we’ve been told to expect the weather to get warmer again next week.  I hope everyone enjoyed Labour Day weekend.  Al worked this weekend, so I spent a lot of time in my stamp room getting creative.  Can you believe I’m working on Christmas cards?  Those will be posted next month.  Let’s enjoy summer a little longer.

I got to spend time with my daughter and granddaughter over the weekend.  I don’t get to see them much because they live 8 hours away.  Miss Charlotte is three years old, and I was so surprised to see a recent video of her riding her bicycle for the first time without training weeks.  She isn’t 3 1/2 yet.  Go Charlotte!!

 

Now onto my card.  I cut a piece of 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ white cardstock twice.  One is for my background and one is for stamping/embossing.  Next, I cut my stamp into two pieces, so I could stamp my feathers out.  Gasp, cutting apart stamps?  Is that even legal?  I used to think that stamps should never be cut, but now I realize that stamps can be used in a number of ways if they are cut.

Using Pretty Peacock and Dusty Durango inks, I stamped the feather in a variety of directions.  I heat embossed one feather with gold embossing powder.  Next, I trimmed the decorated cardstock to 2 1/2″ x 5 1/2″.  A mat was added using Cinnamon Cider.    The sentiment was stamped out in Dusty Durango.

Have a great week!


Posted on : Sep 08 2020
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Technique Junkies September New Release and Sale

 

Boo!  Now that I have your attention let me tell you about the spooky details of Technique Junkies’ new release.  As always, newly released stamps are 15% off and if you use my code TJ10Beth, an additional 10% off will be applied, for a total of 25% off.  I have two cards to share with you, so please scroll down for a spooktasticular card.

SCROLL DOWN FOR ANOTHER SPOOKTACULAR CARD

 

My card a A2 size (4 1/2″ x 5 1/4″).  I cut a 2 3/4″ x 3 3/4″ piece of white cardstock and sponged SU Daffodil Delight onto the centre of the card, then sponged with Dusty Durango.  Edges were distressed and black ink was sponged on.  Using Little Checkerboard, I stamped it out on  3 3/4″ x 4 3/4″ Cajun Craze cardstock.  Little Checkerboard was stamped out only once so it has the appearance of being distressed.  No clean lines here–LOL.    Finally, I glued all the pieces together, tilted the Little Checkerboard and added black sequins, orange and white twine, and a button.

Stamps

Witch Switch

Little Checkerboard

 

My card is an A2 size, as above.  Using a 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ piece of white cardstock, I sponged on SU Daffodil Delight, Pumpking Pie and Gorgeous Grape in a sweeping back-and-forth motion.  When I was happy with the amount of colour, I lightly wisped some of the colour upwards into the previous colour for a nice blended look.  Next, I took a piece of sponge and using  black VersaFine, I sponged around the entire card.  Where the colour changes took place, I added black ink horizontally.  Wicked Halloween was stamped out, using my Misti, along the very top.  Jack-o-Lantern Border was stamped 2 1/2″ from the top of the card.  To keep with the silhouette feel from the Jack-Lantern Border, I die cut the fence and grass in black cardstock.

Stamps

Jack-o-Lantern Border

Wicked Halloween

 

Be sure to check out the list below for some sweet inspiration from our Design Team!

Beth Norman-Roberts – me

 


Posted on : Sep 01 2020
Posted under cards, Technique Junkies Stamps |

Slimline Card with a Twist

 

Stamps:

Gnomies Forever, Set of 11

Fairy Garden, Set of 10

 


Posted on : Aug 25 2020
Posted under cards, Technique Junkies Stamps, You Tube Videos by Beth |

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