Same Stamps, Two Different Looks

Hello folks!  Are you tired on winter yet?  We are expecting our third snow and ice storm this month.  It’s been brutal.  Frankly, I’m ready for spring; to be able to walk outdoors again and hear the birds singing early in the morning.

I’ve been so motivated lately and have been playing in my studio a lot.  As I said before, I love creating and find it so hard to upload, resize, and post to my blog.  I try to get creative as much as I can before I crash and become unmotivated.

I am playing with some new stamps from Technique Junkies and felt motivated to create two different looks, using the same two stamps:  Retro Blooms and Something Creative.

If you use my discount code TJ10Beth you can receive a 10% off your shopping cart.  And guess what?!  With a $30 purchase, you can receive Something Creative FREE!

My card started out like this, for both cards, but in different colours.  I sponged three colours of ink on my cardstock and put my stamp into my Misti and stamped the image out several times.’

Using A Colorful Life Stencil called, Classic Harlequin, I used three colours of Nuvo Mousse.  The directions said to use a soft cloth to apply, so I used a dried out baby wipe cloth and it worked with the Mousse beautifully.

Thanks for hanging in there for my long post.  Have a great week!


Posted on : Feb 19 2019
Posted under cards, Technique Junkies Stamps |

A is for Artificial Christmas Tree

Hi folks, I’m late for this challenge in my stamping group.  Had it made in time but was too “lazy” to film it, resize it and post it.  It can be a real mental challenge for me and I wonder how many are in the same boat?

I created my “artificial tree” with scraps of DP and stamped Technique Junkies’ Big Flourish.  It adds a flare like a snow-like breeze surrounding the tree.  You can receive Big Flourish, or any other product that you’d like for 10% off simply by using code TJ10Beth at your checkout.

Thanks for stopping by!

Posted on : Feb 12 2019
Posted under cards, Christmas, Technique Junkies Stamps |

Technique Junkies February Release


Wow, didn’t you find the month of January zipped right by us?  It’s hard to believe February’s new release is here already.  Let me tell you–I had a blast making cards for this release.  You can find all the stamps in the new release here.  These stamps will be 15% off until February 8th.  If you are so inclined to purchase other products/stamps with your order you can receive 10% off just by using my code TJ10Beth. If you visit the Technique Junkies blog you will find a list of blogs participating in the new release showcase.

My first stamp comes from our Janine Tinklenberg Mitten State Stamps line.  Isn’t this a beautiful stamp?  I watercoloured this stamp, called Rose Frame, with watercolour pencils on watercolour paper. Get Well Soon was added.


Beth Norman
Ceal Pritchett
Giovana Smith
Janelle Stollfus
Janine Tinklenberg
Jeanne Streiff
Judy Jackson
Lynda Pleckan
Pat Huntoon
Ro Donner
Stephanie Severin
Vicki Garrett

Using Just Dreams, I made four of these cards to have on hand.  I’m trying to make four to six of each card so I have a good stock on hand.

I was going for a vintage look with this Just a Hug stamp.  Again, I made four of these cards.

This is one heck of a stamp!!  It is called Floral Framed Sentiments Set of 6.  The flowers are two stamps and you can use any of the four enclosed sentiments for the centre:  Happy Birthday, Congratulations, Happy Anniversary and Get Well Soon.  This is a fabulous set!

New this month!
Spend $30.00 February 1 – 8th and receive this stamp for free:

I hope you enjoyed my cards as much as I enjoyed making them.  Thanks for stopping by!

Posted on : Feb 01 2019
Posted under cards, Technique Junkies Stamps |


Hello folks!

This is the first of my New Years Resolutions: to make Christmas cards earlier.  I made 8 of these beauties.  I used Houndstooth Check, Big Flourish and Joy stamps which you can receive at 10% off simply by using TJ10Beth.

I have owned this Poinsettia die for many years and finally cracked it open. Do you do the same thing?

I had so much fun heat embossing my Big Flourish with gold embossing powder. It adds a whimsical feel to my card.

Are you making Christmas cards early too?

Have a great week!


Posted on : Jan 22 2019
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Love is on Sale at Technique Junkies

Love is on sale! All stamps in the Technique Junkies Love Category are on sale for 20% off from now through January 31st. You will receive them in plenty of time for V-Day, too! Just add them to your shopping cart and the discount will be applied automatically. Here is a link to the sale items.

Posted on : Jan 17 2019
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Make a Tree Set

Hello stampers. How is your week going so far?  I’m busy stamping and knitting.  Being hooked on two hobbies is time-consuming, eh?!

I had fun with this Make a Tree Set of 12 and also In my Prayers. which you can receive at 10% off by using my code TJ10Beth.

I stamped out my tree in brown and coloured the leaves with Tombow markers, adding some shadow onto the bottom of the leaves for extra dimension, and huffed on the stamp to moisten the ink and stamped out the leaves several times.  Next, I added the birds, from Make a Tree Set.

To add even more dimension I sponged ink around the edges of the card.

Thanks for stopping by.


Posted on : Jan 15 2019
Posted under cards, Technique Junkies Stamps |

Not my Circus

Hello there.  I hope you are all well and having a great week.

My card uses Technique Junkies Not my Circus.  The technique used is Waxy Window from the August 2014 issue of the Technique Junkie Newsletter.  I picked this technique because I wanted to something unique with this stamp and this technique certainly fits the bill.  You can find the technique here.

Are you interested in receiving 10% off your order? Simply use TJ10Beth.

Did you make any New Years Resolutions?  Mine are all craft related:

  1. Clean up my stamp room (with some help)
  2. Stamp more.  Post more.
  3. Make my Christmas cards early this year.  I’ve already made 8.
  4. Keep my mojo in check.

What are your resolutions?

Thanks for stopping by!



Posted on : Jan 08 2019
Posted under cards, Technique Junkies Stamps |

Technique Junkies New Release for 2019

Welcome to the Technique Junkies January 2019 blog hop, highlighting our newly released stamps.  My first card uses the stamp called Joy in your Journey.  My background was created using Shimmering Bliss and Pat’s recent tutorial called Cling Wrap Simmers. Here I used Shimmering Bliss in Smouldering Ash, Golden Olivine and Chestnut Mare.

From today until January 8th you can receive 15% off.  If you use my code TJ10Beth on all other products you will receive 10% off as well.  Technique Junkies is also having a mega sale on stamps that you can see here for as low as 50 cents.

You won’t want to miss a blog so please start at the beginning over at the Design Junkie blog for the links.


This adorable card stole me heart.  The stamp set is called just that, You Stole My Heart.  I used two techniques on this card.  For my banner I used the Shaving Cream using Alcohol Inks technique that I filmed a tutorial for.  For my embossing background I used Shimmering Bliss Smoosh technique that I filmed a tutorial for.

I had a lot of fun with this stamp, stamping and colouring five cards.  This must-have stamp set is called Better with Coffee, Set of 6.  The foam has five different sentiments to place inside the cup.  It colours up quick with Copic markers that I used here.  To make the rings sparkle, I painted the rings with Smouldering Ash Shimmering Bliss.

Happy New Year to you!



Posted on : Jan 01 2019
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Merry Christmas

I hope everyone is having a Merry Christmas.  I posted the last of my Christmas cards last week so today I am showing you another nautical card using Technique Junkies stamps.

It was fun to create a one-layer card.  Perfect for mailing.  Stamps can be purchased at 10% off if you use the code TJ10Beth.  In fact, you whole shopping cart will automatically be discounted 10%.

Stamps Used:

Play Like a Pirate

Large Procelain Crackle



Posted on : Dec 25 2018
Posted under cards, Technique Junkies Stamps |

Winter Wonderland

Hello fellow stampers.  I made the final six Christmas cards for the year, using Technique Junkies Snowflakes, Set of 9.  I’ll bet you’re saying, “hey, you’re always using that set.”  Truth be told it is my favourite winter stamp set because I have always been in love with snowflakes.  They are so versatile as you can see here where I used a deer die cut and heat embossed gold snowflakes around the edges.

You can get this stamp set, or any other product at 10% off just by using my discount code TJ10Beth.

In the background I used Creaking Trees.  I cut the sentiment off the top of the trees.  The nice thing about cutting the sentiment becomes more versatile.  Added to the right bottom corner is a 3-D Christmas tree embellishment.

Have a great week!

Posted on : Dec 18 2018
Posted under cards, Christmas, Technique Junkies Stamps |

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