Go Wild

Good morning fellow stampers.  Today’s card was inspired by the Bokeh technique.  Using Whimsical Garden from Technique Junkies, I stamped out the image four times and then filled in the open area with a phrase from Things I want to do.

You can receive these, or any other product (except clearance items), at 10% off simply by using my code TJ10Beth.

Last night I taught a card class and it was so much fun.  The group was small, but very enthusiastic, which just makes me happy.  They learned to use the Bigshot to emboss and cut some dies.  We finished the class in 60 minutes, which surprised all of us.

Hope you have a great day! Thanks for stopping by!

 


Posted on : Jun 18 2019
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Whimsical Garden

 

 

Good morning folks!  I had so much fun making this card that I decided it is one of two cards I teach at my card class for my co-workers.  I used Technique Junkies Whimsical Garden, and if you use TJ10Beth discount code you automatically receive 10% off of the stamp and any other product you add to your cart (minus clearance stamps). 

I stamped out my flower, and with a hole punched in a sticky note I blened ink to create a solid image on my flower, then I took a Q-tip and blended in the centre colour.

Well, Al bought a power  boat and we had lots of fun this weekend.  We spent many hours on the boat going for a ride, and just docked.  It gave me a chance to catch up on some reading.  I love being outdoors.  Because my photos are all on my phone, I’ll be sure to take some with my camera so I can upload them for you to see.

Happy Stamping!


Posted on : Jun 11 2019
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The Voice of the Sea

Hello folks!  Did you enjoy our June new release?  To see all the stamps in the release you can view them here.  You have until June 8th to receive 15% off of the newly released stamps, and if you use my code TJ10Beth, you will receive an additional 10% off.  So, that is 25% off!  If there are any other purchases made, you will receive 10% off by using TJ10Beth.  Now that’s a deal!

Products:

A Colorful Life Stencils

Shadow Weeds

Seahorse, set of 4

Pacific Point ink

Island Indigo ink

Lemon Lime Twist ink

Black Versafine ink


Posted on : Jun 04 2019
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Technique Junkies June New Release and Discount

Hello stampers!  It’s the first of the month and time for the new release for Technique Junkies.  How exciting is that?!  Stamps are 15% off until June 8th, and if you use my code TJ10Beth, you will get an additional 10% off.  That’s a whooping 25% off.  Can’t get any better than this.  All other products are 10% off with my code.  Go wild!

My first card turned out just the way I imagined it would.  I stamped my Born to Fish, set of 5, stamp onto glossy cardstock, using black Stazon, then made a relection by stamping the image (with Stazon) onto a piece of clear overhead projection sheet.  Next, I placed it upside down, directly under the image and whalaa, I achieved a reflection.

The moon was masked and I used blue and green on my brayer, with a hint of pink to make purple.  So fun!

My second card uses three different stamps from the new release:  Nautical Doodles, Vintage Lighthouse and Make a Splash.

I used Night of Navy and Real Red papers and ink.  I  heat embossed with white onto the background.  Looks cool, eh?

Participants in the New Release:


Posted on : Jun 01 2019
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Ruffle your Feathers

Hello fellow stampers!  How do you like my five hour card?  Yup, five hours to make this card.  I knew that I wanted a rustic look, and the planning took so many hours to do, replacing idea after idea, until I finally found the right combination of stamps, embossing powder and colours.  Please tell me you find yourself in the same position as me.  I can’t be the only one to spend so many hours planning out a card.

This stamp, called Ruffle your Feathers, is a new release for Technique Junkies for the month of May.  Don’t despair that you missed out on the “new release discount” because you can grab my code TJ10Beth for 10% off of anything in the store, excluding clearance items.

CARD TUTORIAL

  1. Stamp Little Checkerboard in black ink over white cardstock
  2. Stamp Plaid in red over white cardstock
  3. Heat emboss Chicken Wire 2 with gold embossing powder
  4. Layer each stamped image as shown above
  5. Add a black border around the card front and around the image, and complete by adding a gold border around both the card front and image

Posted on : May 21 2019
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Free Spirit

Hello there.  First, let me apologize for the poor lighting.  When I took a bunch of photos there was no sun for days.  Just rain.

I fell in love with this stamp called Free Spirit because it reminded me of my cousin, Terry Ann, who is a free spirit.  She has a business doing Reiki, Indi Head Massage, Massages, and card readings.

This stamp can be yours at 10% off simply by using my code TJ10Beth.  There are four stamps in this set which you can see here.

Have I told you how much I love my Misti?  It came in very handy when I “coloured” my stamp.  Using Tombow markers, I coloured my stamp in small sections and stamped out my image multiple times until I was satisfied with the darkness of colour.

My background was created by cutting multiple blue shades of cardstock, in an angular direction.  After gluing on my cardstock with Modge Podge, I trimmed the edges once it was dry.  Next, I ran my background through my Big Shot (yes, after 10 years my Cuttlebug bit the dust) using a wood grain embossing folder.

You’ll be seeing more of this stamp set, that’s for sure!

Thanks for stopping by!


Posted on : May 14 2019
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Technique Junkies May 2019 Release

https://paperartscafe.blogspot.com/2019/05/technique-junkies-may-2019-new-release.html

Hello and welcome to the May Release for Technique Junkies.  I was so in love with these images that I completed four cards in two days, after I was done work at my day job.  First to business.  You can receive new releases at 15% off and if you use my code TJ10Beth you will receive 25% off of new releases.  This runs until May 8th, and once that is gone, you can use TJ10Beth for 10% off your order.  When the 15% discount ends, you can still catch a deal by using TJ10% for 10% off your entire order, excluding clearance items.

Now onto my cards.  Because I’m showcasing only four cards, it was hard for me to decide which four to showcase, so I started with my favourite called Live In Color.  I have a beautiful watercolour designer paper pad, which I used because it coordinated with the sentiment and my colouring.

My second card is perfect for upcoming Father’s Day.  I am making mine for an uncle who is so good to me, as my dad passed quite some time ago.  I love how my uncle is tickled by receiving my cards.  I used the newly released Golf Club Patent, and an older stamp called Happy Father’s Day. I stamped onto Kraft with VersaFine and highlighted with a white coloured pencil. Because the golf club are rounded, I rounded the corners of my card.

I wanted to make an elegant card because this lady looks so elegant.  By using gold, black and white papers, I believe I achieved a classy feel to my card.  This image is called Be a Legend.  I coloured the lady with Copic markers.

My last card was made using this month’s free stamp.  How can you get this free stamp, you ask?  Simply by placing a $30 order before taxes and shipping.  My free sentiment is called Wish Upon a Star.

Card Details:

  • Stamp Watercolor Flowers with VersaMark and gold embossing powder onto white tissue paper and heat emboss
  • Tear tissue and adhere with a light coat of Modge Podge
  • Using designer paper for the left side of your card, tear the edges to keep things cohesive with the torn tissue paper
  • Stamp out Wish Upon a Star sentiment in the right corner where there is no tissue paper
  • Cut out star with, or without a die, using sparkling paper or Shimmering Bliss Chestnut Mare
  • Place three gems under the sentiment

New Release Participants:

Lynda Pleckan https://paperartscafe.blogspot.com/2019/05/technique-junkies-may-2019-new-release.html


Posted on : May 01 2019
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Pretty Pots

Hi folks!  I’m here with a CASE’d card from Ro Donner, a Technique Junkie design team member.  The minute I saw her card I knew I wanted to CASE it.  I was even going to use the same beautiful soft palate, but somehow the bright colours ended up in my hands.  I can’t help myself–I love bright and vibrant.  To see Ro’s card take a peak here.

Paired with Pretty Pots is In Full Bloom Sentiments.

If you are so inclined to place an order and want a 10% discount, you can use TJ10Beth and you will automatically get 10% off, excluding the clearance items.

 

This month’s free stamp are for orders of $30 before taxes and shipping.  Here is a sneak peak of the sentiment stamp.  The swirls are not part of the stamp, but you can purchase Swirls and Curls here.

Don’t forget to come back tomorrow to see the new release for May.  It will also come with a free stamp with a $30 purchase.

Thanks for stopping by!


Posted on : Apr 30 2019
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Fiesta time!

Hello fellow stampers.  Doesn’t this stamp make you feel like getting up and dancing like there’s no Manana?  Fiesta time!

Sponging ink is one of my favourite techniques, and here I used my Swirl Grid stencil from A Colorful Life Stencils to make my card look festive. Next, I coloured my Fiesta stamp with Tombow markers and spritzed lightly with water and stamped it out.  I can see giving this card to one of my dear friends when I’m at a social gathering in the summer complete with a pool and tiki hut.  Doesn’t that make you want to bring on summer?

Fiesta is a new release for April and you can use the discount code of TJ10Beth to receive 10% off these, and any other product from Technique Junkies, excluding clearance items.

I’m hoping this card brings spring and summer on quickly.  Frankly, I’m tired of gray skies and clearing my card of snow.

Thanks for stopping by!

 

 

 


Posted on : Apr 23 2019
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Party On

Howdy folks!  Well spring is here, at the time of this writing, and it puts me in such a good mood.  I’m stamping more, and enjoying life to it’s fullest!  I think I can put the winter doldrums behind me.

Did you know you can receive a free stamp from Technique Junkies with a $30 purchase before taxes and shipping?  That’s right.  This is the adorable stamp that’s up for grabs this month.  Who doesn’t like to party by way of stamping?  I make my stamping time enjoyable with my music, or even Netflix.  Can you imagine that I watched the complete 6 season of Prison Break in less than a month?  I’ve moved onto true crime now.  Of course it helps that I work 3-11 every other week, and am showered and dressed by 6 a.m., leaving me 7 hours of stamping time before I head into work.

With any purchase, excluding clearance items, you can receive 10% off by using my code, TJ10Beth. 

My swirly background uses TJ Swirls and Curls.

My butterflies and scallops are by Martha Stewart.

Paper colours I used are SU Crumb Cake and Marina Mist.

Thanks for stopping by!


Posted on : Apr 16 2019
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