Appreciate the Journey

Hello there fellow stampers!   For Christmas I am giving a dear friend 40+ cards for Christmas, and these are part of the present.  Pair designer paper with Appreciate the Journey = quick cards.

I apologize for such a poor photo.  This photo convinced me that I do indeed need a photo box.  I’ve been researching them and decided to go to the local camera store to see what they offer.

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Posted on : Nov 23 2021
Posted under cards, Technique Junkies Stamps |

Working with GelliPlate

Two or three times a month, Carol and I get together to make a mess–whether it be with our GelliPlates, inspiration from Somerset Studio and Art Journaling magazines, or working in our art journals, we always have a blast while learning new things.  Here, Carol is working on her GelliPlate.  Let’s see what I’m up to…

Here you can see one of my Gelliprints and another Gelliprint in the works.  I love working with stencils.  Carol and I may have different styles and colours, but boy do we learn a lot from each other.  Carol’s go to for art journaling is Robyn McClendon and my go to is Carolyn Dube and Susan Rose.

One of my first Gelliprints

Another one of my first Gelliprints

I do sign up for the occasional on-line art workshop.  There is just too much to learn, and so little time to do it.  I’m still working full-time and trying to learn as much as I can when I’m home.  How many of you are familiar with the GelliPlate or even have one?  Let me know your successful and not so successful story.

Thanks for stopping by



Posted on : Nov 20 2021
Posted under Gelli Plate |

Moonlight Forest

Hello stampers! I’m mixing new with old today.  Technique Junkies new stamp is called Forest Buffalo, and the old stamp is Wolf by Moonlight.  I am so in love with these two stamps because they make excellent masculine cards.  My favourite way to use them is with a Color Burst background.  And if luck would have it, Technique Junkies produced Four Little Sentiments, three of which are in the photo above.  Each sentiment fits nicely into the forest floor and looks great with the gold embossing.


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Posted on : Nov 18 2021
Posted under Uncategorized |

Happy Anniversary

My sister recently celebrated her anniversary, and instead of sending a traditional anniversary card I sent her Happiness is a Journey and not a Destination.   The stamp I used is a retired Stampn’ Up! set.

Enjoy your weekend!

Posted on : Nov 13 2021
Posted under cards, Stampin Up |

Our Trip to Ottawa and Area

Living in an apartment, in the city, it felt soooo good to be hiking outdoors.   While we were disappointed in the lack of colour change for this time of year, we were pleased to catch some colour.  Colourful leaves are late this year–and not just in Ottawa.

Rapids in Merrickville, Ontario

Al standing on the ruins in Merrickville, Ontario

A Nut Hatch eating out of my hands along a trail

Posted on : Nov 06 2021
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A Warm and Merry Christmas

Hello folks!  Did you catch Technique Junkies November release yesterday?  Another great month of red rubber!  Today’s cards uses new releases, which can be purchased at 15% discount.  If you use my code TJ10Beth, that will take 10% off the rest of your cart.  The 15% is automatically reduced for you.  Take advantage of this sale until the 8th of November.

Card Instructions

  • Using an embossing buddy, generously rub it over your coloured cardstock, both for background and your cut-out banner.
  • Heat emboss using gold embossing powder and heat set Leaves and Berries, Retro Merry Christmas and Warmest Wishes
  • Trim your gold embossed cardstock to 3 14/16 inches wide and 5 2/16 inches tall.
  • Trim your mat (I used black) to 4″ x 5 1/4″.
  • Adhere your Leaves and Berries background to your mat.
  • Glue mat onto an A2 (4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″) white card.
  • Using pop dots, place your sentiment as desired.

Thanks for stopping by!


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Posted on : Nov 02 2021
Posted under cards, Christmas, Technique Junkies Stamps |

Technique Junkies New Release and a Video

Hello fellow stampers!  I love new releases because it’s so fun working with new stamps; it gets my creative mind thinking “what can I do different.”  For this month’s release I produced a video on using Color Bursts to create a beautiful sky to go with a new release and an older stamp.  I think it is a favourite video of mine because it shows a technique that one can get messy in.  Isn’t that what arts all about?

For new visitors, newly released stamps are 15% off automatically until November 8th.  For 10% off the remainder of your items (except already reduced stamps) use code TJ10Beth.



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Erin Short: “Process Video | Courage Encouragement Card” (Nov. 1)
Erin Short “Process Video | Card for the Music Lover” (Nov. 9)
Tracy Shultz Nov. 1 Process Video | Easy Spotlight Technique 8 a.m.
Tracy Shultz Nov 1 LIVE 7 p.m. EST:


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Posted on : Nov 01 2021
Posted under You Tube Videos by Beth |

It’s Almost Halloween

Hi folks!  A little known fact about me.  I once had a small on-line scrapbooking/stamping store called Sunflowers and Dragonflies Creative Designs.  After a year, I closed shop because selling just wasn’t for me.  I’d much rather be behind the scenes making cards and creating art.  While I had my store, I had two ladies design my rubber stamps, and this cute little witch was one of the stamps.  She’s so cute, eh?

Have a good Halloween and enjoy any trick or treaters that dare venture out!


Posted on : Oct 30 2021
Posted under cards |

Vintage Ornaments

Hello there friends!  Are you almost finished your Christmas card-making or just getting started?  I love the versatility of the Technique Junkies Vintage Ornaments stamp because there are many ways to use this stamp, whether it be quick and simple or a little more intricate.

I’m getting so excited about Christmas.  I feel like a young kid all over again when I see all the festive lights, Christmas trees, and decorations.  How about you? I love watching all the Hallmark movies I can, and even looked closely to see how their houses are decorated.  Last year Al put greenery along the top of both kitchen cupboards, and I gently laid 60 round coloured Christmas tree ornaments, all different sizes, in orange, purple, lime green, pink, bright blue.

This year I want to concentrate on the outside, and already bought outdoor lights.  Al got into the spirit and put them up around the patio door and window of our apartment already.  The rest of the decorations will go up on Nov 13, when the Christmas tree goes up.

Enjoy your week, and happy stamping!

Posted on : Oct 26 2021
Posted under cards, Christmas, Technique Junkies Stamps |

Have a Groovy Christmas and Blog Candy

What a fun card for you today!  I combined the newly released Mid-Century Sparkle Background with the sentiment from Groovy Christmas.  Instructions for making this card are below.  I recently made a YouTube video on creating a background (as seen with the sentiment above).  To view my video please visit my Color Bursts video.

We’re only two months away from Christmas Eve, and my envelopes for all of my 50+ Christmas cards are decorated and addressed.  I get too stressed with this part of Christmas cards, that this year I decided to do it sooner, at a leisurely pace.  Usually I’m frantic, keeping my envelopes undecorated and the address just gets slapped on.  What camp are you in?  Is addressing envelopes a stresser for you or not.  Let me know.  I will pick out a random winner to win this card and five pre-made Color Burst backgrounds as seen behind the Have a Groovy Christmas.

Use my code TJ10Beth for a 10% discount on your purchase to Technique Junkies.

Directions for making my Groovy Christmas card

  • Cut cardstock to 4 x 5 1/4″ and mat as desired
  • Place your Mid-Century Sparkle Background into your Misti
  • Using retro-feeling colours of watercolour markers, colour your background–one image at a time.  Once you colour an image stamp it out onto your cardstock.  Repeat if you want a darker image
  • Continue the above step until your background is completely covered
  • Using a Color Burst background (or other groovy background paper) rub embossing buddy over the background where you will heat emboss
  • Stamp out your sentiment with VersaMark
  • Sprinkle with white embossing powder and heat set
  • Mat sentiment
  • Using pop dots, adhere to your sentiment and centre it onto your Mid-Centruy Sparkle Background

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Posted on : Oct 23 2021
Posted under cards, Christmas |

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