Happy Birthday

Hi folks.  Wow, look at that shimmer on my background.  I used Technique Junkies Shimmering Bliss in Mardi Gras Purple.  My stamp is called Whimsical Birthday Cake.  You can receive these and any other products at 10% off simply by using my code TJ10Beth.  It’s that simple.

I added border corners and used Nuvo Crystal Drops to the corners.

Yesterday Al and I binged watched season one of Ozark.  Anyone else watching it or have seen it?  It sure is an interesting Netflix show.

Have a great week!

 

 


Posted on : Sep 18 2018
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Wolf by Moonlight

Hello folks!  Technique Junkies Wolf by Moonlight is one of my favourite masculine stamps. I see so many possibilities with it.  You can receive this stamp at 10% off simply by using my code TJ10Beth.  In fact, you can use this code for anything in the store.  What a steal of a deal!

I sprayed several pieces of cardstock with Shimmering Bliss and there were puddles left behind so I smooshed my white cardstock into the puddles of Shimmering Bliss and this is the background that turned out.

I tore my main image, matted it on black and tore the black as well.  The buttons came from an advertisement on Pinterest while I was surfing cards.  I never know if these advertisements are scams but my heart went pitter patter when I saw these buttons.  There were so many to choose from that I ordered two different packages.  Wasn’t I surprised when they arrived within a week.

Have a great week and get inky!


Posted on : Sep 11 2018
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Wolf by Moonlight

Hello fellow stampers!  Today I’m showcasing a new release from Technique Junkies called Wolf by Moonlight.  You can get this stamp at 15% off (it will discount automatically until September 8th). All other products/stamps are 10% off simply by using my code TJ10Beth.

My background was created using Ken Oliver’s Color Burst powders.  I used Earth tones.

I made four backgrounds and immediately chose this background because it looks like the Northern Lights.  I can see using this stamp a lot because it makes a great masculine card.

Have a great week!


Posted on : Sep 04 2018
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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 |

How to Create Shimmering Bliss Smoosh

Hello folks!  It’s my turn to post to the Technique Junkies blog and I posted this tutorial using Shimmering Bliss. For any product you see me use here, or your choice of products at Technique Junkies, you can get 10% off just by using TJ10Beth.  It’s that simple.  On my card I used Whimsical Garden and Always Hope.

Speaking of simple, this is a very simple technique.  Let’s begin shall we?

Start by spraying on watercolour or 110 lb cardstock using Shimmering Bliss.  Let dry 15 minutes.

Using a darker colour, spray completely over the top of the base you just sprayed.

Working quickly, continue spraying and smoosh with scrunched up cellophane. Continue until fully covered.

Here you can see the results of the bottom layer peaking through.  Your background is now ready to be used as desired.


Posted on : Aug 28 2018
Posted under cards, Technique Junkies Stamps, Tutorials |

Perfect Atoms

Recently my son-in-law got a new job so I wanted to make a card for him, and I used Technique Junkies, Perfect AtomsYou can get this stamp, or any other product at 10% off simply by using my code TJ10Beth.

Well, I got married last Saturday in Niagara Falls, Canada, and this Saturday is an outdoor reception. Here’s to good weather for the reception.  Photos to follow.

Thanks for stopping by.

 

 


Posted on : Aug 21 2018
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Shimmering Bliss Flowers and Leaves

Hello, Beth Norman here with a Shimmering Bliss tutorial for you, showing how you can make your own flowers and leaves. Shimmering Bliss and any other product is available at 10% off simply by using my code TJ10Beth.

 

Spray your cardstock with Shimmering Bliss.  Here I used two colours:  Imperial Yellow and Festive Flamingo.  Let dry completely.  You can air dry or heat set.  I always like to go with air drying.

Using your embossing buddy, rub over the entire surface.  Stamp out with VersaMark and emboss with your favourite colours of embossing powders.

I stamped out a variety of colours with Swirls and Curls stamp.

For my leaves I used Vivid Volt and Imperial Yellow.  One thing that I love about Shimmering Bliss is the varigated colours you can achieve which is realistic rather than cutting out plain cardstock.

I sprayed, from left to right, Thalian Pink, Miami Vice, Imperial Yellow and Festive Flamingo mixed with Imperial Yellow.

Shimmering Bliss is truly a joy to use.  Results are different all the time.


Posted on : Aug 14 2018
Posted under Projects, Technique Junkies Stamps, Tutorials |

Whimsical Garden

Hi folks.  Well, it was a great weekend having a date night with Al.  He works 7 days a week these days, so when he was free Saturday night I did myself up and off on the town we went.  For those who follow me on Facebook you will have seen the Bluewater Bridge that goes to the U.S., or comes to Canada, however you look at it.  It was so pretty lit up at night.

 

I am so behind in my stamping that I made a quick card today, to free up some time to shoot tutorials for Technique Junkies.  Did you know you can get 10% off all products, including the new Shimmering Bliss sprays just by using my code TJ10 Beth?

 

I used Donuts Happy Birthday and Whimsical Garden on my card.

Have a great week!

 

 


Posted on : Aug 07 2018
Posted under cards, Technique Junkies Stamps |

August New Release for Technique Junkies

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Hello fellow stampers.  Welcome to the August release of Technique Junkies, where  we have 18 new stamps in the Technique Junkies line! All of the August 2018 New Release stamps are 15% off  through August 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.

We also have a brand new EXCLUSIVE Technique Junkies product!  Introducing Shimmering Bliss!
25 colors of shimmering dye based ink sprays that are perfect for stencils, techniques and any time you want to add shimmer to your projects! There are 20 beautiful colors and 5 “Topper colors” that are a clear spray loaded with sparkly mica to either use on top of other colors or alone.  By using my code TJ10Beth you automatically receive a 10% discount on Shimmering Bliss and any other product (that is not a new release) in our store.

You won’t want to miss a thing, so if you didn’t start at the Design Junkies blog you’ll want to head over there.  If you came from the ubber talented Judy Jackson’s blog then you’re on the right track.

Card Details:

1,.   Spray watercolour paper with Shimmering Bliss in Imperial Yellow and Vivid Volt.

2.    Once completely dry, stamp Flower Texture Collage (new release) and Sunflower Sentiments (not a new release) using StazOn

3.    Cut your sentiment in a banner style and adhere to your card and mat to finish it off

 

Here I stamped out BFFs (new release) and used a sentiment from Partners in Crime (not a new release).

I stamped out Whispering Friends  and used Mood Swings and added sequins.

I love stencils and A Colorful Life Stencils are sold at Technique Junkies.  There are so many choices but I finally settled on masking my owl from Perk Up Soon and placed Circle Mosaic Stencil over top of my owl and sponged a few colours over top.  I had so much fun that I made five of these cards for my collection.  I sewed two buttons on to add interest.

Your next stop is at the very talented Lynda Pleckan’s blog.

Information on Shimmering Bliss:

  • PIGMENT DYE SPRAYS
  • CAN BE USED ON REGULAR CARDSTOCK OR WATERCOLOR PAPERS
    • WATERCOLOR PAPERS WORKS BETTER WITH SOME TECHNIQUES (SUCH AS WET RESIST, CRINKLE, ETC)
  • CAN BE USED WITH CHALK INK, DISTRESS INK AND DYE INKS (IT IS RECOMMENDED THAT YOU HEAT SET FIRST). WILL ALSO WORK WELL WITH VERSAFINE, STAYZ ON AND VERSAFINE CLAIR.
  • CAN BE USED TO WATERCOLOR (SPRAY ON PALETTE AND USE BRUSH)
  • MICA WILL SETTLE TO BOTTOM OF BOTTLE. BEFORE USING, SHAKE YOUR BOTTLE IN A CIRCLE OR FROM SIDE TO SIDE – NOT UP AND DOWN. SHAKING VERTICALLY WILL CLOG THE SPRAYER WITH THE MICA POWDER.
  • HOLD APPROXIMATELY AN INCH FROM THE SURFACE YOU ARE SPRAYING AND SPRAY IN A SWEEPING MOTION.

 


Posted on : Aug 01 2018
Posted under cards, Technique Junkies Stamps |

Kitty Watching

Hello fellow stampers and card makers.  Someone is playing peek-a-boo with us and that someone is Kitty Watching from Technique Junkies.  You can get any of the stamps I used, and any other product at Technique Junkies for 10% off simply by using my code TJ10Beth.

I stamped out Wood to make a fence, and decorated the fence with Sunflower Duo.

Have a great week.  Don’t forget to stop by again tomorrow where we have our monthly new release and blog hop with a discount on all new releases.


Posted on : Jul 31 2018
Posted under cards, Technique Junkies Stamps |

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