Looking Back at 2017

My friend Heidi challenged us to show some of of our favourite cards from 2017.  I’m happy to show you some of them here.

My hedgehogs I made using Stampn Ups! Painted Harvest

Using Stampn Up’s High Tide set

Marine owls from Cottage Cutz with a Technique Junkies anchor for Mom

Dragonfly and sentiment from Technique Junkies

Spotlight technique using Technique Junkies background stamp


I hope you enjoyed revisiting some of my favourite cards.  Now I challenge you to post your favourites for 2017.  Happy New Year!

Posted on : Dec 28 2017
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Happy Birthday, Sarah

Hello folks.  Another October birthday is upon me.  This time it’s my daughter’s birthday.  I used Technique Junkies Hello Cupcake, set of 7 and paired it with the Washi Herringbone technique from the February 2014 issue of the Technique Junkie Newsletter.

Happy Birthday, Sarah.

Posted on : Oct 14 2017
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Technique Junkies Monthly Challenge – Transitional Ombre

Hello fellow stampers and fellow Technique Junkies.

This month’s new challenge is called Transitional Ombre and is such an easy technique that I hope to see a lot of participants for a chance to win a $25 gift certificate.

The stamp I used is called Besties and reminds me of the fun I had in the water this summer.  Recently, I dipped my toes in the Atlantic ocean.  I noticed the cold didn’t bother the children who were having fun in the waves, while us adults were less brave and sat and watched the world go by.

You can get 10% off your order by using code TJ10Beth.

Have a great day, and thanks for stopping by.



Posted on : Sep 12 2017
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Vacation, Part 2

We toured the original beer brewery of Alexander Keith’s, in Halifax, Nova Scotia, and was one of the highlights of the trip.  I forgot how homesick I was for Halifax, and Nova Scotia in general.  I wish it were possible to move back.

The biggest highlight of our trip was visiting Oak Island, Nova Scotia, where The Curse of Oak Island is filmed for A&E.  This realistic show is seen in 58 countries and is the #1 show on Tuesday nights, beating out sports.  For those who don’t know the story, it is said major treasure is buried on Oak Island and since the mid 1900’s, men have long excavated the area in the hope that they can recover what is buried.  It’s a show that Al and I have been watching since it started four years ago with the cast seen in this poster.  We saw many of the cast members on the day of our tour.

Our guide was Charles Barkhouse, one of the cast members of the TV show.

This is the swamp that was emptied out in search of the gold.

This is the 10X borehole where divers were sent down to find the treasure, but the silt was so thick, the divers could not see their hand in front of their face.

I’m curious, do you watch the show?


Posted on : Sep 08 2017
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Blog Winner

Congratulations Terri from Terri’s Making Cards.  You are the winner of the Technique Junkie stamp blog candy.  Please contact me by e-mailing me from the right hand bar and I will get the stamp off to you.  I am leaving for vacation on Wednesday so if I don’t hear from you before then I’ll mail your package out when I’m back in September.



Posted on : Aug 14 2017
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Stampn’ Up! Saturday – Under the Sea birthday wishes

Happy Saturday everyone!  I’ve got a jammed packed weekend, and tomorrow I’m going to the beach.  The water will be too cold, but I do love sitting in the sun.  Poor Al hates the sun so he will be sitting under the umbrella.  What are your plans for the weekend?

Recently, I attended a paper craft session that took up the whole day, and it was loads of fun.  This is one of the cards we made at one of our tables.  Looking at it now that it’s posted I think I stamped things upside down because the water is on the top–LOL.  Silly me.  We had to work fast in order to complete every project so that’s my story and I’m sticking with it–LOL.

Have a great weekend!

Posted on : Jun 10 2017
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Smack Down Technique

Happy Friday!  Whoop Whoop, I’m off this weekend and will be spending time with my fiance.  We are on opposite shifts for two weeks at a time and I miss him very much.  I’ve kept myself occupied all week, while I’m alone, in my studio making cards for when I’m away in August.  You still need your posts, right?!

This card uses the Smackdown Technique which you can see here on You Tube.

I have two men with upcoming birthdays and thought this would make a cool card for them. I love the background and think I’ll use this technique often.

Stamps:  Stampn’ Up!  True Friend and Sense of Time

Ink:  Stampn’ Up! Crushed Curry, Marigold Morning, Really Rust, Dusty Durango and Distress Ink Walnut Stain

Thanks for stopping by!

Posted on : May 05 2017
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Hey all you Canadians, did you know there is a website that caters to the paper crafter?  It’s called Paper-Garden.ca

For you American’s, why not take advantage of the difference in the dollar for extra savings.

My photo shows the gorgeous envelopes they carry in a wide variety of sizes and colours.  Other items they carry are cardstock, ATG guns and adhesive, Washi tape, vellum, glitter cardstock, just to name a few.

Their cardstock is high quality and great for your paper projects and cards.

At this moment there is free shipping on all orders over $50.  That’s a tremendous savings.

Happy shopping!

Posted on : Apr 28 2017
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Do Something Wild

Hello folks.  Are you having a good week so far?

Using Technique Junkies Flourished Floral and Things I Want to do, I used my lonely Inktense watercolour pencil crayons.  I had fun colouring them up and then painting them with a wet brush.  The colours really are intense.

My background uses The Altered Design Paper technique from the April 2009 issue which you can find here.

I’m sure you’ve picked up on the fact that I love this stamp, if you are a regular viewer of my blog.

Thanks for stopping by!

Posted on : Mar 21 2017
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It’s no secret that I love to colour, and one of my New Year’s Resolutions is to do projects for Christmas 2017 ahead of time instead of scrambling at the end.

I’m able to attend a luncheon and craft session bi-weekly before I go into my 3-11 shift.  My girlfriend, Vera, puts on a beautiful lunch for the five of us, and then we each work on our own projects.  Last year I worked on my felt owls and knitting for my soon to be first grandbaby, and currently I’m working on a gingerbread house with Christmas trees made of felt.  With luck, it will be finished by next Christmas–LOL.

At Christmas we have potluck and exchange our homemade wares, and this year I am giving out these 2 1/2″ x 5 3/4″ bookmarks which I am going to have laminated professionally.


I coloured my Chocolate Baroque image, called Garden Lace Scene, with Prismacolor pencil crayons and odorless mineral spirits.  I’m quite pleased with the results.

What New Year’s Resolutions do you have?

Posted on : Jan 13 2017
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