Rainy Day Friends

Hello folks! Today I have a fun card using Technique Junkies Rainy Day Friends.  You can receive this stamp or any other product for 10% off simply by using TJ10Beth.

I paper pieced the umbrella and coloured my image with Prismacolor colored pencils and then painted areas with Twinkling H2o’s to add shadows.

Fall is upon us.  Temperatures are cooler and I get to get cozy wearing sweaters.  Fall is my favourite season.  What’s yours?

Posted on : Sep 25 2018
Posted under Technique Junkies Stamps |

Happy Birthday

Hi folks.  Wow, look at that shimmer on my background.  I used Technique Junkies Shimmering Bliss in Mardi Gras Purple.  My stamp is called Whimsical Birthday Cake.  You can receive these and any other products at 10% off simply by using my code TJ10Beth.  It’s that simple.

I added border corners and used Nuvo Crystal Drops to the corners.

Yesterday Al and I binged watched season one of Ozark.  Anyone else watching it or have seen it?  It sure is an interesting Netflix show.

Have a great week!



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

Hooray it’s your birthday

Hello folks, I recently went to a Stampn Up cardmaking party and this is one of the cards we made.  It went to a very special cousin on her 50th birthday.  We celebrated at the Keg and went back to party at her house.  It was a lot of fun.

Have a nice weekend.


Posted on : Sep 15 2018
Posted under Uncategorized |

Wolf by Moonlight

Hello folks!  Technique Junkies Wolf by Moonlight is one of my favourite masculine stamps. I see so many possibilities with it.  You can receive this stamp at 10% off simply by using my code TJ10Beth.  In fact, you can use this code for anything in the store.  What a steal of a deal!

I sprayed several pieces of cardstock with Shimmering Bliss and there were puddles left behind so I smooshed my white cardstock into the puddles of Shimmering Bliss and this is the background that turned out.

I tore my main image, matted it on black and tore the black as well.  The buttons came from an advertisement on Pinterest while I was surfing cards.  I never know if these advertisements are scams but my heart went pitter patter when I saw these buttons.  There were so many to choose from that I ordered two different packages.  Wasn’t I surprised when they arrived within a week.

Have a great week and get inky!

Posted on : Sep 11 2018
Posted under cards, Technique Junkies Stamps |

Make a Wish

Recently I attended a Stampn’ Up card class and this is one of the cards we made.  The hat was die cut from designer paper.  I like how SU is making designer paper that coordinates with dies.

Have a great weekend.  I’m off to my cousin’s 50th birthday party right after the morning wedding reception for my step daughter.  Cheers!

Posted on : Sep 08 2018
Posted under cards |

Wolf by Moonlight

Hello fellow stampers!  Today I’m showcasing a new release from Technique Junkies called Wolf by Moonlight.  You can get this stamp at 15% off (it will discount automatically until September 8th). All other products/stamps are 10% off simply by using my code TJ10Beth.

My background was created using Ken Oliver’s Color Burst powders.  I used Earth tones.

I made four backgrounds and immediately chose this background because it looks like the Northern Lights.  I can see using this stamp a lot because it makes a great masculine card.

Have a great week!

Posted on : Sep 04 2018
Posted under cards, Technique Junkies Stamps |

Technique Junkies September New Release

Hello fellow stampers. Welcome to the Technique Junkies September new releaseAll new release stamps are 15% off until September 8th You can get any older stamp, or other products at 10% off by using my code TJ10Beth.  The new release stamps are automatically discounted so you can use my code at checkout.

If you came from my fellow ubber stamper Judy Jackson you are on the right track.  You might want to start at the beginning at the Design Junkies blog so you don’t miss a thing.

For my first card I coloured Autumn Doodles with Copic markers and Prismacolor coloured pencil and added my sentiment from an older set called Things I want to do.

Here, I used Rita and Beth. In real life Rita, the artist of this stamp, has gorgeous bluish purple hair so I just had to add it to this image.  I paper pieced the clothing.  My sentiment comes from an older stamp set called Things I want to do.  It says, “Tell people you love them.”

Rainy Day Friends is another Rita drawn stamp.  I paper pieced the umbrella, and I made the flowers using Shimmering Bliss.  The tutorial I made, showing how to make these flowers can be seen here.

Your next stop is at the very talented Lynda Pleckan.

Posted on : Sep 01 2018
Posted under cards, Sunflowers and Dragonflies, Technique Junkies Stamps |

My Wedding Day

And isn’t this the truth?  You can see the tiny chapel in the background.  We got married outside the doors to the chapel and signed the marriage certificate indoors.  We got married at Elope Niagara, in Fort Erie, ON Canada, which is super close to Niagara Falls.

My son hamming it up before the wedding.

My daughter patiently waiting for the wedding to start.

Al, the groom, with his daughter, her fiance and one happy girl and one unhappy boy.

Before the wedding.

Before the wedding with my children.

My granddaughter is the flower girl and wanted to be carried by mom.

My son walking me down the isle.

Signing the marriage certificate


Mr. and Mrs. Roberts (I will be going by Norman-Roberts)

Kisses in Niagara Falls.

More of Niagara Falls.

Showing our love.

That’s all folks

Posted on : Aug 29 2018
Posted under Personal Photos |

How to Create Shimmering Bliss Smoosh

Hello folks!  It’s my turn to post to the Technique Junkies blog and I posted this tutorial using Shimmering Bliss. For any product you see me use here, or your choice of products at Technique Junkies, you can get 10% off just by using TJ10Beth.  It’s that simple.  On my card I used Whimsical Garden and Always Hope.

Speaking of simple, this is a very simple technique.  Let’s begin shall we?

Start by spraying on watercolour or 110 lb cardstock using Shimmering Bliss.  Let dry 15 minutes.

Using a darker colour, spray completely over the top of the base you just sprayed.

Working quickly, continue spraying and smoosh with scrunched up cellophane. Continue until fully covered.

Here you can see the results of the bottom layer peaking through.  Your background is now ready to be used as desired.

Posted on : Aug 28 2018
Posted under cards, Technique Junkies Stamps, Tutorials |

We’re Married!!

We’re married!  Whoop whoop!  Al and I got married in Niagara Falls, Canada, on 08-18-18.  This is one of my very favourite photos and I’m going to blow it up and hang it up.  It brings back memories of how tired Al and I were by this time of day, and we didn’t want to fight the largest crowds you can imagine in Niagara Falls, plus the traffic.  But, with Jon, my son-in-law’s persistence, and my son, Adam’s, persistence we got photos of us by the US falls.

We had to jump out of the car in the middle of the traffic to take photos by the falls.  It took me by surprise the congratulations we received from the crowds.  Jon got a lot of great shots.  Eventually I will get my photos and post some more.

The reception, will be held this Saturday and I will post them as soon as I can.

Have a great day!


Posted on : Aug 22 2018
Posted under Personal Photos |

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