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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Technique Junkies Awesome April New Release

It’s here!!  April’s new release, and boy are you in for a treat! You have until April 8th to get our newly released stamps at 15% off, which will automatically be deducted in your shopping cart.  For an even bigger discount, simply use TJ10Beth for 10% off your entire purchase, excluding clearance items.

Before I was into “owls” I was a giraffe gal, just like Pat Huntoon. This fun stamp is called Zen Doodle Giraffe. I love zen doodle anything and was thrilled when zen doodle and a giraffe came together as one.  I really hope we see more zen doodle stamps to come.   My sentiment is an older release called Move Your Soul.

As you may be aware, I love to create cards using one stamp and different papers or different layouts.  Because I loved this layout sketch I found on Pinterest, I kept the design and mixed up my papers.

I love poppies.  Poppies remind me of my father because he served the Canadian Armed Forces for 22 years.  This Poppy Field was stamped on 110 lb cardstock and watercoloured with Inktense watercolour pencils.  While the Poppy Field is a new release, the sentiment came from In Full Bloom Sentiments from last month’s release and is subject to a 10% discount only.

Hurray for Anniversary Sentiments!  I wanted to make a masculine card with this sentiment.  We never see enough masculine cards, do we?  Anniversary Sentiments, set of 7 will be a well-used stamp set for sure.

This card was fun to make–it uses one of my favourite techniques–sponging.  I used four different Distress Oxides and blended them onto 110 lb white cardstock.  Then I let it dry over night so my embossing would not stick to the sponged background.  I used white embossing powder on my background stamp, Garden Party, and last month’s release In Full Bloom Sentiments.

 

THIS MONTH’S FREE STAMP WITH A $30 PURCHASE BEFORE TAX AND SHIPPING.  ENJOY!

NEW RELEASE PARTICIPANTS


Posted on : Apr 01 2019
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First Coffee

Hi fellow stampers.  Well, my stash for home and selling at work is overflowing at the moment.  Just like my red shoes, I love a pop of red.  Don’t you?  This cute critter desperately needs a cup of coffee in the morning (that would be me), and so does the critter on the cards.

Technique Junkies stamps used:  First Coffee and Bunch of Beans.  As always, you can receive a 10% discount simply by using my code below.  Oh happy day!

Cardstock colours, Real Red, Early Espresso and a green shimmery cardstock (name unknown).

Thanks for stopping by.


Posted on : Mar 26 2019
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Wildly Capable

Hello fellow stampers!  Today I am sharing a free Technique Junkies stamp that is up for grabs when you spend $30 before taxes and shipping.  The stamp is called Wildly Capable and will be on sale next month.  Technique Junkies stamps are deeply etched.  My heart goes pitter patter when I go through my stash of TJ stamps.  Sometimes it’s hard to pick just one to work on which is why I have been making a lot of cards this month.

If you would like a 10% off discount for a savings on all products, excluding Clearance stamps and New Releases, you can use my code below.  Don’t forget that we have Shimmering Bliss and you can get a steal at $99 for the whole set of these shimmery sprays.  That is 20% off the regular price of purchasing sprays individually.  My code works for Shimmering Bliss too.

Thanks for stopping by!


Posted on : Mar 21 2019
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Wildly Capable

Hello fellow stampers!  Today’s card uses Technique Junkies Wildly Capable stamp.  I love this stamp and see lot’s of ways to use it:  encouragement, congratulations on your new job, support, etc.  To get this stamp free, for the month of March, all you have to do is place a $30 order with Technique Junkies, before taxes and shipping.

Want a little added savings?  My code is below.  Enjoy!

My colour inspiration came from my friend, Tina Zinck.  I fell in love the moment I saw her card.  The colours used were Real Red and Lemon Lime Twist.

Whoop, Whoop, it’s wing night with my group of friends.  The group gets together on Thursdays.  We celebrate birthdays and special events, and the restaurant we go to allows us to bring in our own dessert, and heaven knows there are desserts every month.  It’s a ball of fun for sure.  Do you get out with friends?

Thanks for stopping by!

 


Posted on : Mar 14 2019
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Friendship

Hello folks!  Is it spring yet?  It is in my studio.  I’m surrounded by tulip cards.  I’m wild about this Tulip Background stamp because it screams spring, and after all the snow and rain we received this winter, I say, “Bring it on Spring!”

My Technique Junkies Tulips card was coloured with Prismacolor coloured pencils and odorless mineral spirits.  Using vellum, I stamped out one of the six sentiments from In Full Bloom.  It is a stamp set that works beautifully with spring-like stamps, and stand beautifully on their own.


Posted on : Mar 12 2019
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Inside Out

Hi there!  Inside out you say?!  What’s that all about?  Well, I’ll tell you.  Technique Junkies came out with a beautiful set of stamps called In Full Bloom Sentiments.  They can be paired with floral stamps and they can stand on their own.

Technique Junkies just released new stamps for March, and these are part of what was released.  Until March 8th, you can receive newly released stamps at 15% off, and if you use my code TJ10Beth you can get an extra 10% off.  As you are probably aware, TJ10Beth can be used on almost everything in the store at any time!

Wildly capable is free for any purchase of $30 or more, before taxes and shipping.  Happy shopping!

I made a gift card set using floral designer paper and the sentiments on the outside of the card, and on the inside of the card.  Here are just some of what I put together.

Outside of card:  Live Life in Full Bloom.  Inside of card:  May your Day Bloom with Happiness

Outside of card:  Live like it’s spring every day.  Inside of card:  Live Life in Full Bloom

Outside of card:  friendship is a flower that blooms in all seasons.  Inside of card:  Live Life in full Bloom

Outside of card:  Friends are Flowers in the garden of life.  Inside of card:  Live Life in full Bloom

Outside of card:  May you Day Bloom with Happiness.  Inside of card:  friendship is a flower that blooms in all seasons

Outside of card:  May you Day Bloom with Happiness.  Inside of card:  If I had a flower for every time I thought of you, I could walk in my garden forever.

I got my set of cards made up lickity split, and put them in my stash of finished cards.

Card Storage Tip:

I store my finished cards in photo boxes because they are a perfect fit for my A2 (4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″).  Al actually came up with a brilliant idea and that was to fold pieces of cardstock in such a way that I could categorize my cards by putting a printed label onto the cardstock.  Then when I need a card, all I have to do is go into one of the boxes and pull out what I need.  Whalaa!  Easy Peasy.

Thanks for stopping by.


Posted on : Mar 05 2019
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Technique Junkies March New Release Celebration is here!

Hello, and welcome to the Technique Junkies March Release Celebration.  Boy, do we have some awesome stamps for you!  All newly released March stamps are 15% off until March 8th, and on top of that, by using my discount code TJ10Beth, you will get an additional 10% off your shopping cart.  It doesn’t get better than this!

One of my favourite things to work with is stencils and sponging ink over top of the stencil.  TJ has a lot of wonderful A Colorful Life Stencils, and you can receive my 10% discount on those as well.  I coloured Easter Basket with Prismacolor coloured pencils and odorless mineral spirits (OMS) and added blue around the edge of my scallop die.  My sentiment is called Happy Easter and is not a new release.

Ahhh, spring!  With all this snow and ice we are having this winter, isn’t it nice to think spring?!  This beautiful tulip stamp is called Tulips Background and is paired with In Full Bloom Sentiments, Set of 6.  The sentiments can stand on their own, or be paired with another stamp quite nicely.  Once again, I used Prismacolor coloured pencils and OMS.

For my third card I used the Cute Cuts technique that I developed for the Technique Junkie Newsletter.  You can see the tutorial here.  If you take a peak at my tutorial, you will see the most adorable 12 x 12 scrapbook layout I did with my dog, Layla.  Back then I had two white chihuahuas and they were just 3 pounds each.  Boy, do I miss them–even after all these years.

For this card I did not use coloured cardstock, rather I used TJ’s Shimmering Bliss on several different sheets of paper, and placed it on a Shaving Cream background.

My stamp is called Wildly Capable and is free with a $30 (before taxes) purchase for the month of March. 

Participants for the new release:

 


Posted on : Mar 01 2019
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A Rose for You

Hello folks!  I’m ready for spring–how about you?  My mom is anxious to get out into her gardens. She just moved from Georgia to Mississippi and has lovely gardens.  Living in Canada, and not being able to plant until June, planting in March is foreign to me, so paper flowers will have to do.

I am in love with this Rose Frame, and I think the TJ design team is too as I see it being posted a lot.  Did you know you can receive this stamp, or any stamp/product, at 10% off simply by using TJ10Beth? And, this month you will receive a stamp called Something Creative stamp for free with your $30 purchase.

Here, I used Inktense watercolour pencils.

Think spring!


Posted on : Feb 26 2019
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