A Nautical Anniversary

Hi folks!  Can you believe it’s my 1st wedding anniversary already?  I am in love with owls and nautical themes so what could be better than combining the two for an anniversary card.  My wedding invitation included a male and female die cut owl.  After cutting out all of the pieces my two girlfriends came over and we spent the night gluing all the pieces together.

On my background you can see the Technique Junkies Ropes that I coloured in two tones.  You can receive Ropes or any other stamp/product (excludes clearance items) at 10% off simply by using TJ10Beth.

Behind my owl, I made clouds with a handmade cloud shape on watercolour paper.

This is the inside of the card.  Underwater Borders, Set of 3 was stamped on the inside of my card and coloured with Prismacolor coloured pencil.  I had fun colouring my image and adding shadow and highlights.

Al and I dressed up and went out for a nice steak dinner.  Tucked inside my card were theatre tickets.

Our wedding took place in Niagara Falls, Canada.  The day was beautiful for picture-taking.

We got married outdoors.  The log cabin is where we signed our wedding certificate.

Let the party begin!

Posted on : Aug 20 2019
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Dreaming of Wings

Hello folks!  Todays Technique Junkies card uses Dreaming of Wings and A Colorful Life Stencils background.  I stamped and coloured my image then I carefully sponged the stencil.  This was extremely easy with this stamp, and required no masking.  Easy peasy folks!

As always, you can enjoy a 10% discount on these, or any other product, excluding the clearance rack, simply by using my code TJ10Beth.

Have a great day!

Posted on : Aug 13 2019
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The Rooster May Crow

Hello there fellow stampers.  How did you like the new release for Technique Junkies?  There are a lot of awesome stamps this month, and it’s not too late to hone in on the fantastic 25% off newly released stamps.  How so, you ask?!  Well, all newly released stamps are 15% off until August 8th, and with my 10% discount coupon, you will get 25% off newly released stamps, and 10% of all other products you purchase, excluding the clearance rack.  Feel free to use my 10% discount code TJ10Beth.

Here I used a new release called The Rooster May Crow, and paired it with two older stamps:  Little Checkerboard and Chicken Wire 2.

I heat embossed using gold embossing powder over Real Red cardstock.  Little Checkerboard was stamped out and die cut to make a frame for my main image.

Thanks for stopping by.  Enjoy your week!

Posted on : Aug 06 2019
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Technique Junkies New Release and Discount

Welcome, welcome to the August release for Technique Junkies.  There is so much goodness to see and let me tell you that the design team will wow you.  I know I was blown away with the talent of the TJ DT.

All newly released stamps are 15% off until August 8th, and when you use my code, TJ10Beth, you will get a total of 25% off of your purchase.  There are no discounts on clearance items.


Here, I used I’ll be Watching You.  I stamped over my stenciled background, using a variety of A Colorful Life Stencils.  Next, I drew lines around the edges as seen on Debi Payne’s work on-line.  I thought it would be a great way to add more black to make the image pop, instead of using a black mat.  Sequins were added to give it some texture.

Looking through a gate, or window, is Framed Sunflower.  Would you believe sunflowers are one of my favourite flowers?  LOL.  Here, I stamped out my image and spent quite a bit of time colouring it with Prismacolor coloured pencils and even blended some brown paint around the centre of the flower and added brown dots using dark brown acrylic paint.  The last thing I did was to add clouds to the sky, using my handmade stencil.


Kia Gibson-Clapper – https://kia-splace.ca/?p=8801

Posted on : Aug 01 2019
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Saltwater heals Everything

Hello fellow stampers and friends!  This heat has been something else, eh?!  Al and I have been cooling down on our boat this summer.  Although we didn’t buy a sailboat, I am still feeling very nautical these days.  It brings back memories of our wedding and reception a year ago which had a nautical flair.

I live in Sarnia, Ontario, and it is on the water separating us from the U.S., so we are on the boat all the time.  When I’m working 3-11, Al will go down just to nap or putter around.  He’s a proud papa.

Today, my card was embossed with a wave embossing folder, and heat embossed with the Technique Junkies sentiment Saltwater Heals Everything.  I sponged colour onto Sailing Panel with a variety of ink pads and sponges.

All Technique Junkies stamps and products (excluding clearance rack) are 10% off simply by using my code TJ10Beth.

Have a great day, and stay cool!


Posted on : Jul 23 2019
Posted under Sunflowers and Dragonflies, Technique Junkies Stamps |

Vintage Lighthouse

Hello folks!

Everywhere I turn these days, the nautical theme comes up–in stamping, household decorating, and last August it was my wedding theme.  Who would have guessed that the rest finally caught up to me–LOL!

Using my Technique Junkies stamps, Ropes and Vintage Lighthouse, I created this fun card that could be used for any occasion.

I used the Misti to create two colours of ropes on my background Ropes stamp, which is so easy to do.

Aside from the clearance rack, you can use my discount code TJ10Beth for 10% of your entire purchase!  It doesn’t get better than that!

Have a greeat day!


Posted on : Jul 16 2019
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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!


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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