In the Garden

Hi there stampers.  As I sit here typing this, I feel like my dad who used to listen to “old” music, as I listen to music on Google from the 60’s, the time I was born.  (I must have wanted to be younger and noticed I said I was 49 in a recent post.  WRONG.  59).  How I started listening to the 60’s has quite a funny story.  I was recently sick with a cold.  The worst I ever had.  Trying to ask Google to play a local radio station, my brain was in a fog and I couldn’t spit it out.  All I could do was make sounds and the 60’s is what came up.  I’m glad that it took me to this station.

Wild flower silhouettes are popular and have been for quite a while now.  This Technique Junkies silhouette stamp is nice and wide which allows for a full image and if you don’t want to use the original width, simply cut it down like I did above.  The name of this stamp set is Wildflower Silhouette.  The sentiments are from In the Garden.  My coupon code is good for 10% off of your purchase.

Below are close ups of each card.  I made these cards a couple of month’s ago but never posted them.

Thanks for stopping by!

Posted on : Sep 14 2021
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Technique Junkies September Release Sale and Video*

I can’t believe it is September already.  Temperatures are cooling down at night, leaves are starting to change, and it’s getting dark earlier.  The joy September 1st brings me is the Technique Junkies new release and sale.  I had a lot of fun working with the Halloween stamps.  I so love making seasonal cards, and Halloween is one of my favourite occasions to surprise someone with a happy mail day.  One way to make a Halloween card spooky is to add misty fog.  You will learn how to do that in my video below.  Enjoy.

Before we get to the video, let me remind you how the sale works.  From the 1st to the 8th, you will receive a 15% automatic discount on each new release you purchase.  But, that’s not all.  If you use my code TJ10Beth, you will receive 10% off the remainder of your shopping cart. I encourage you to try the shimmering bliss sprays and the new blending brushes.  Wow!

For the real lover of stamping there is a release called Gotta Have it All Bundle, which includes every single stamp from the September Release.  A picture of the Gotta Have it All Bundle is at the bottom of this post.

Enjoy the video!

Color Bursts anyone?

August has been so fulfilling creativity wise.  Technique Junkies August release has gone hand-in-hand with my Gelliplate, Color Bursts, inking over stencils, etc.

By spritzing Color Bursts with a lot of water, they become runny and blend together as seen on the background behind Just Beautiful stamp.  The background was blended using blending brushes and Swirl Grid stencil.

Interested in a 10% discount?  Just use my code TJ10Beth for 10% off (aside from items already on sale).


Posted on : Aug 28 2021
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Kiss my Ace

Hello friends!  I’ve been having lots of fun with my GelliPlate.  I get together with my girlfriend and we play all day.  I am particularly pleased with the look of Tennis Racquet Patent and Tennis Sentiments, set of 3.  I hear time and time again how stampers love Technique Junkies sarcastic and punny stamps.  I do too.

The shape of my yellow background works perfectly with Tennis Racquet Patent, don’t you think?

If my card captures your attention, you may be interested to know there is a Gotta Have it all Bundle.  Use code TJ10Beth for a 10% discount on your shopping cart.

Thanks for stopping by!




Posted on : Aug 24 2021
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Gotta Have it All Bundle

Just in case you missed out on seeing my August 1st post, and just in case you have been on the fence, I’m showing you the full August release from Technique Junkies.  By purchasing the entire Gotta Have it All bundle you save $31.44.If you are purchasing single stamps, stencils, inks, etc., you can save 10% by using my code TJ10Beth.

Posted on : Aug 19 2021
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Relax and Renew

Hello fellow stampers.  By the 25th of each month I have all of my TJ cards made for the following month.  Today I chose to post this particular card because I’m doing just that–relaxing, calming my mind, and renewing my spirit as I’m on vacation for the week.  So far it has been quite the whirlwind of a week–and it’s only Tuesday, LOL.

My daughter, son-in-law, and two granddaughters are down from Ottawa, and if luck wasn’t on our side, my son’s schedule has been free for the last two days, so my little chicks are together again.  Yesterday we all had a barbecue out at our trailer and today the boys went boating while my daughter and I went to Good Will.  Score!

Any guesses as to how my background was made?  It’s Gellipaper.  Cool, eh!?  I am having so much fun with my Gelliplate.  My camera has some samples of Gellipapers created from the 3+ hour workshop.

My card uses an August stamp release called Relax Your Body combined with Dancing Sprigs stencil.  These, and other items in your shopping cart, are 10% off just by using my code TJ10Beth.

Thanks for stopping by!


Posted on : Aug 17 2021
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Memories sweet and fragrant

Memories sweet and fragrant reminds me of summers spent with my grandmother.  One of the things she liked to do was to take us mushroom hunting in the woods.

Believe it or not, my background was created using my GelliPlate.  My girlfriend and I get together to work on backgrounds and try new things.  For example, we spent an afternoon experimenting with kitchen products purchased at a thrift store.  We dipped parts of the item into black paint and pressed off black paint.  My favourite items were a 2″ mini kitchen grater and a potatoe masher. It’s safe to visit me for dinner because these items are strictly for artwork.


My background uses the Dancing Sprigs Stencil.  I just love how my Gelli paper turned out.  Stamped over top is Forest Floor.  You can get 10% off of these products, or any other product by using code TJ10Beth.

If these products intrigue you, you might be interested in our Gotta Have it All Bundle seen below.

Thanks for stopping by.  Have a great week!

Posted on : Aug 10 2021
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Technique Junkies August Release and Sale

Hello there fellow stampers.  It’s August 1st and that means it’s time for a new release for Technique Junkies.  This release is full of goodness.   Newly released stamps are 15% off until August 8thUse my code TJ10Beth for anything else in the store.

On my Autumn Floral Mandella card, I used one of my Color Burst backgrounds created on watercolour paper.  Next, I heat embossed my Feel Most Alive sentiment in gold.  Feel Most Alive is not a new release, but you can still get a discount if you use my code mentioned above.

This lovely stamp is called Enough.  It produces a quick card for when you’re in a time crunch.




TJ Blog:
Beth:? You are here


Erin: (8:00am August 1) “Stamping on Vellum”

Tracy Shultz: (7:00 PM EST August 1) “Technique Junkies August New Release”

Posted on : Aug 01 2021
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Good Morning Sunshine

Good morning friends!  Hope you had a nice weekend, and are having a good week so far.  Can I tell you about my weekend?  On Sunday I attended a Zoom Gelli Plate workshop hosted by Robyn McClendon.  I’ll have more to say about it soon.

Today, I want to showcase a pretty cool new stamp from Technique Junkies called Mornin’ on the Farm.  This stamp proved to be extremely popular with the Design Team.  If you click on the link you can see all the samples made by the Team.

I heat embossed using black embossing powder and painted in colour using my Perfect Pearls.

For 10% off of your shopping cart, use TJ10Beth.

Have a great week!


Posted on : Jul 27 2021
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Make it Shine

Hello there friends!  How’s your week going?  Doing anything fun this week or on the upcoming weekend?  We plan to head to the trailer.  I always have stamping to do, so I take that with me to work on if I don’t feel like joining friends at the camp fire.

Had a weird experience this week.  I hired a painter and I’ve never looked him up on Facebook, yet he came up as a suggestion to become friends with him.  How weird is that?  I didn’t even know his last name, or anything about him.  No mutual friends.  So, how did Google try for me to “friend” him.  The only thing I can think is that we were talking and going over the painting and talking within earshot of my cell phone.  I have seen 60 Minutes on tv where they talk about how phones can hear.  I guess they can indeed.

As always, use code TJ10Beth for 10% off your shopping cart.

Card Instruction

My Technique Junkies card uses Lighthouses and Lighthouse Sentiments.  First step was to generously rub  an Embossing Buddy all over the navy cardstock, then white ink was used to stamp out the Lighthouses using white ink.  Next, I heat embossed with white embossing powder.  The sentiment from Lighthouse Sentiments was stamped onto a lighter blue cardstock and adhered to the front.  Very quick card for you today.  Enjoy the rest of your week!

Thanks for stopping by!



Posted on : Jul 20 2021
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