Try That Technique: Hidden Image

Hello, can you believe it’s Thursday already?  How is your week going?  Boy, has ours been going with a bang.  Literally.

The pilot light in the hot water tank went out and I asked to put it back on.  With his face just inches away from the flame, a flash occurred, burning his hand.  I stood behind him to watch how to turn the pilot light on should I need to.  The lesson learned is to call the professionals in.  It was the weirdest experience to go through this dangerous mishap.  I don’t know what possessed Donnie and I to pull away when the flash occurred.  I have no idea why his face wasn’t burned.  The angels were certainly looking over us.

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Anywho, here is my card for this week’s Technique Junkie Newsletter Try That Technique challenge.  It is called Hidden Image and is a bonus technique from the 2010 CD.

Have a great day my friends.

Stamps:  Stampin’ Up!


Posted on : Nov 11 2010
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TRY THAT TECHNIQUE: Mono Mosaic

    Wow.  Can you believe it is Thursday already.  Where does the week go?  It’s been a busy one for me.  How about you?  Getting much stamping done?  How about giving you some inspiration to get some stamping in?!

This week’s Try That Technique challenge is from the Technique Junkie’s December 2005 issue and is called Mono Mosaic.  It was a bunch of fun to make.  Being monochromatic challenged, the tutorial walked me through it all.  A big thanks to Diana Enns who participates with me each week and who came up with today’s challenge.

    If you are a Technique Junkie subscriber, you have a chance to have your card on the home page for the week.  All you have to do is to create a card using this technique and post your card to the Yahoo group.  It’s that simple.

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    Don’t forget that the Fancy Folds and Motion Paper Crafts CD is available.  For the index of all 60 tutorials and for payment options please visit this page.  Because the tutorials are in PDF format, they work both with PC and Mac computers.

    Thank you for stopping by.


    Posted on : Nov 04 2010
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    Try That Technique: Cuttlebug Highlights

    Hello Thursday, and hello stampers!  It’s time for the Technique Junkie Newsletter’s TRY THAT TECHNIQUE challenge.  This week Diana Enns and I challenged each other to use the Cuttlebug Highlights technique which is from the October 2008 issue.

    This week’s card not only uses the Cuttlebug Highlights technique, but I also snuck in the Waxy Cuttlebug technique as well.  Who can resist putting the two of them together in this Splitcoast Stampers Tri-Shutter card.  Their gallery can be viewed here.

    Each week, you are invited to submit a card using the technique of the week,  This week we feature the Cuttlebug Highlight technique.  Post your card on the Design Junkie blog post where I highlight this technique.  You can also submit it to the Technique Junkie Newsletter yahoo group as well.  We love to see your stuff.

    Thank you for visiting.

    Weekly tutorials.  Do you have a request?


    Posted on : Sep 02 2010
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    Fossil Stone

    It’s time for TRY THAT TECHNIQUE stampers!  But what is the technique you ask?  The Fossil Stone technique from the April 2006 issue of the Technique Junkie NewsletterDiana Enns and I challenge each other to trying a new technique each week, so pop over to leave her some love on her Herringbone technique post.

    My Fossil Stone technique is behind the I Brake for Stamps butterfly.  The background was smudged with ink pads on glossy paper.  My flourish is from Fancy Pants, which is no longer available (I was lucky to buy it the moment it came out).

    Each week, you are invited to submit a card using the technique of the week,  This week we feature the Fossil Stone technique.  Post your card on the Design Junkie blog post where I highlight this technique.  You can also submit it to the Technique Junkie Newsletter yahoo group as well.  We love to see your stuff.

    Have a great Thursday my friends!


    Posted on : Aug 26 2010
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    TRY THAT TECHNIQUE: Gated Tag Card

    TRY THAT TECHNIQUE stampers!  But what is the technique you ask?  The Gated Tag from the February 2008 issue of the Technique Junkie NewsletterDiana Enns and I challenge each other to trying a new technique each week, so pop over to leave her some love on her Gated Tag post.

    The flowers along the bottom were cut out of designer paper, and the cupcakes are from my store Sunflowers and Dragonflies Creative Designs.  Circular flowers are from Stampin Up!

    Each week, you are invited to submit a card using the technique of the week,  This week we feature the Gated Tag technique.  Post your card on the Design Junkie blog post where I highlight this technique.  Submit it to the Technique Junkie Newsletter yahoo group as well.  We love to see your stuff.

    Have a great Thursday my friends!

    Weekly tutorials–do you have a favourite?



    Posted on : Aug 12 2010
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    Try That Technique: Top Latch Card

    Here we are at Thursday again–my favourite day of the week.  Not only because it’s Try That Technique day, but because it is beer and wing night with my friends.  Donnie and I sometimes see 15 of our friends, but tonight will be a cozy group of 7.

    This week’s challenge technique comes from June 2008 and is called the Top Latch Card.   It was an enjoyable card to make way back in June 2008, and it was a fun one to do again.  Just like back in 2008, I used the brayer on this card.  Some how this style of card whispers, “use the brayer, use the brayer.”

    Check out Diana’s card.  She has a lot of talent.

    Do you have the June 2008 issue of the Technique Junkie Newsletter?  If you do, then crack out your paper and get going–I want to see your card right away.  Okay, not right away, but within the next 6 days.  Submit your card to the Design Junkie Blog or to the Yahoo group.

    Supplies:  Stamps:  Stamper’s Anonymous (dragonfly), Fancy Pants (flourish); Ink:  Adirondack, Sail Boat Blue, Stream, Rust; SU Marigold Morning

    Thank you for stopping by!



    Posted on : Jul 15 2010
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    Try That Technique: Ink Wash

    Hello fellow stampers.  It’s time for the Technique Junkie’s Try That Technique challenge.  This week Diana Enns and I challenged each other to create a card using the Ink Wash technique from April 2007.  As you can see, the results are very soft.

    After I did the ink wash technique, I popped up my flowers by stamping the flowers out three more times and then cut them and layered them.  It’s all about the layers for me.

    If you have the April 2007 issue of the Technique Junkie Newsletter, you can play along.  Create a card using the Ink Wash technique for your chance to be on the TJ newsletter yahoo group home page for the week.  How cool is that?!

    Have a fabulous day!

    Stamp:  Inkadinkado (bird), Stampin’ Up (Sentiment)

    Flourish Die:  Stampin’ Up

    Corner Punch:  Stampin’ Up

    Designer Paper:  BasicGrey

    Scallop Punch:  Stampin’ Up

    Ribbon:  Unknown



    Posted on : Jul 02 2010
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    Try That Technique: Brazen Brilliance

    Webster’s Dictionary states that “Brazen” is “of colour of polished brass.”  When you see Brazen Brilliance in person you can understand the technique name.  If you too want to make a card of colour of polished brass.

    Diana Enns and I challenge each Thursday, and this week she turned to April 2004 for Brazen BrillianceDiana went specifically seeking an ink pad for her card so I know she will really appreciate it if you left her some love on her wonderful card.

    Stamps:  Stampin’ Up

    Ink:  Adirondack Pool, Sail Boat, Wild Plum Citrus, Brillance, Lavender

    HAPPY CANADA DAY TO MY CANADIAN READERS


    Posted on : Jul 01 2010
    Posted under Technique Junkie Newsletter, Try That Technique |

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