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Virtual Stamp Convention!

Save 25% at Technique Junkies with code SAVE25.

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Posted on : Mar 20 2020
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Steampunk or is it Altered Art?

How about some masculine cards today?  I love a little steampunk and altered art in my life.  My introduction to stamping was back in 1999, when I moved from Canada’s east coast, to central Canada.  I started making altered books where I found a love for the distressed and antique look.  Heavens, I’m all over the map with design, aren’t I!?

My cards started out as gold cardstock, from Stampn’ Up! and the rest  of the items were things I had lying around my studio.

I started by embossing the gold cardstock in my Big Shot (alas, my Cuttlebug has given out), and cutting and embossing miniature tags.  Then distressed the tags with SU Soft Suede and Early Espresso.

Next, I added bronze metallic gilding polish and black Stazon over the gold cardstock.  Over the drywall tape, I smudged on some waxy paste in green.  There isn’t a name on the packaging which was purchased back in 2000.  (how do I know when it was purchased?  It was one of my first major purchased for my new hobby)

As a child I collected stamps, and as I grew up I no longer wanted to stay with that hobby, so I took my book apart and kept the stamps, because I knew one day I would have a use for them in my art.  Cogs were found in the jewellery making section at Hobby Lobby.  They are perfect for gluing to flat surfaces.

Inspired!?  Get creative!

 


Posted on : Mar 07 2020
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Dueling Darlings – Penguins

Hi folks!

It’s the 15th of the month, and the Dueling Darlings are having a duel using this month’s theme, “penguins.”  Terry S, from the Dazzlers (I’m part of the Dazzlers team), and Laurajean (LJ) gave us all the supplies we needed to complete a card or two.  I think my penguin is enjoying the sunshine on a snowy day.

I missed putting on 3D embellishments because I didn’t see them neatly in an envelope until I typed this out yesterday.  Ugh!

My image was coloured with Prismacolor colored pencils and blended with odorless mineral spirits.

Thanks for stopping by!

Image:  Inky Antics Petey Penguin #2

Designer Paper:  American Crafts

Dies:  Memory Box Swirl Stitch Clouds, Lil’ inker sun

Ribbon:  Offray ginghams

 

 


Posted on : Jan 15 2020
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Inventory Blow out at Technique Junkies

35% off a huge assortment of stamps at Technique Junkies.

These stamps are on sale for 35% off.  Use my code TJ10Beth to receive an additional 10% off.  45% off sounds great, doesn’t it?!

Samples using stamps from the invetory reduction sale


Posted on : Dec 19 2019
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Dueling Darlings Celebrating Baby Safety Month

Hello stampers.  It’s the 15th of the month and time to celebrate the Dueling Darlings kit swap.  Donna and Judy are this month’s hosts.  My kit came from Donna and contained all the products, except for the stencil, in my kit (the Dazzlers).  Judy sent off a kit to the Divas.  It’s always fun to see what each other does with our kits.

I had my stencils out and was inspired to use my stencil to add a pattern to the onsie.

Thanks for stopping by.  Below is the list of products used:

Supplies:

Image:  Gina K Designs.  It is a retired stamp set call Wee Tees; “For a Little Cutie” is from Paper Makeup Stamps

Paper:  Neenah Solar White with Gina K Designs Amalgam Ink.

Designer Paper:  Paper Studio

Cardstock:  SU Regal Rose and Berry Burst (from my own stash)

Embellishments:  Paper Studio la petites Baby Girl Glitter Foam; Recollections Multicolored adhesive rhinestones; ribbon unknown source.


Posted on : Sep 15 2019
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DDD August Kit – Humor

It’s the 15th of the month and that means the Dueling Dazzlers and Divas post our cards that we made with the kit provided to us.  This month the Dazzlers received our kit from Jeanette and the Divas received their kits from Kelly.  As always, it is super fun to see what everyone did with their kit.

My image came to me on a white background and I added the clouds with my handmade cloud and SU Pacific Point.  I used a curvy die to show movement of the rollercoaster.  I cut my sentiment out in a circle and sponged colour around the edges.

What a fun image, eh?!

My kit includes the following:

Image and Sentiment:  Taylored Expressions Adventure Land stamp set

Designer Paper unknown source

Ribbon Celebrate it

Buttons and pearls unknown source

 


Posted on : Aug 15 2019
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Get Well Soon

Hello fellow stampers!  Enjoying this summer heat?  I sure am!

My mojo has found it’s way back to me, after a long hiatus, and I got six cards made over the weekend.

Today, my card used A Colorful Life Stencils paired with Summer Bouquet and Get Well Soon.

I started out placing my stencil over 110 lb white cardstock and misting it with Thulian Pink Shimmering Bliss.  The shimmer that shows up is so awesome. Next, I added my flowers and sentiment.

These stamps, stencils, and any other product you choose to purchase (excluding clearance rack) are subject to 10% off simply by using my code TJ10Beth.

It won’t be long now before our August 1st release is upon us.  I’m so excited!

Cheers!


Posted on : Jul 30 2019
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Big Sale at Technique Junkies

AND Pat Huntoon HAS A GREAT SALE FOR YOU!

As you might know, she loves Nuvo Mousse and Paste.  BUT…she also loves discovering new products. She  has a new line of products that she is bringing into the TJ store in the next few weeks, and she only has so much room…so something has to give.

Starting April 19, 2019, and running until supplies run out or through April 30 (whatever is first), all 

NUVO Embellishment Mousse and Glimmer Paste IN STOCK (only) is 60% off.  

Simply add the product to your cart and the discount will be automatically applied. 

Here is the fine print: Retail orders ONLY, in stock items only. No rain checks. If an item is put in your cart, is paid for, then is subsequently out of stock, you will be contacted with a replacement offer OR you will be immediately refunded. May not be combined with any other discounts. 


Posted on : Apr 26 2019
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Be a Pineapple

Stand tall and wear a crown.  Be yourself.  This inspirational stamp is called Be a Pineapple and can be purchased at 10% off, along with the rest of your shopping cart (excludes clearance items) if you used the code TJ10Beth.

These are the steps to make this card:

 

  • Take a large pieces of cardstock and cut a triangle in the centre.
  • Cut a 4 1/2 x 5 1/2 inch piece of cardstock and holding the cardstock up to the window, or light, centre your card and with painter’s tape or Washi tape, tape to ends to the large cardstock
  • Using the lighter colour (here I used Daffodil Delight) blend the centre, going close to the edges.
  • Using a darker colour (here I used Pumpkin Pie) and holding down the cardstock good and tight, ink up your edges, blending into the centre.  Be sure you leave lots of lighter colour visible.
  • Place the large cardstock into your Misti and stamp until you achieve results that make you happy.
  • Carefully remove all tape and whalaa, you now have this beautiful one-layer card.

Thanks for stopping by!

 


Posted on : Apr 09 2019
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Let’s Pawty

Hello folks!  Ready for spring?  Today as I type this out, it is still freezing outside, but I have my window open in my studio and am listening to the beautiful song of the birds.  It cries, “spring is around the corner.”  I live in an apartment where it is 25 degrees C so an open window is welcome.

As you can see, I’ve been busy pounding out the cards and made a birthday set using Technique Junkie’s Let’s Pawty stamp set.  On the inside of my card I have, “Let’s Party” stamped out.  Cute for the dog-lover.

You can receive this stamp at 10% off if you use my code.

As a little surprise, Pat is offering a free stamp called, “wildly capable” with any  $30 purchase before taxes and delivery.

Paper colours used:

Blackberry Bliss, Pumpkin Pie, Lemon Lime Twise, Early Espresso, Island Indigo


Posted on : Mar 19 2019
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