Girls Luncheon Gifts

Every Wednesday mid morning through the afternoon my dear friend Vera has a luncheon for four of us ladies where we are treated to a delicious lunch and after that we bring out our knitting, crochet work, felt work, or whatever we are working on at the time.  I can only attend every other week while I am working 3-11.  We just had our Christmas luncheon and exchanged gifts.

This year I was on the scrounge for something unique to wrap their presents in.  After lots of research I decided to use Inking Idaho’s paper purse tutorial.  The pattern was very easy to follow.  I added embellishments including a ribbon with a charm on each handle.  So I wouldn’t mix up the presents I used my very old Cricut alphabet die cuts and added their initials on the front.

I made one with a thinner paper which I learned wasn’t the best idea.  For three of my papers I used a thicker card stock from a 12 x 12 matt stack and it worked better.  I used velcro circles to keep the tabs closed.

Hope you’re having a great weekend.



Posted on : Dec 15 2018
Posted under Projects |

Enjoy the Ride

Hello folks.  I thought I’d mix it up a little bit with a Technique Junkies nautical card.  You can receive these stamps, or anything else, at 10% off just by using my discount code TJ10Beth.

The very bottom design is designer paper but everything else is stamped.  Popular right now is Wood.  I can’t get enough of wood design stamps right now.  My sailboat and sentiment comes from Enjoy the Ride.  The layer under Wood is Nautical Background.

Are you ready for Christmas?  I am.  Everything is done.  The last of knitting, wrapping, and paper purses to hold gifts are made.  Stay tuned for a peak into my world of unique wrapping on Saturday.

Have a great week!

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

How to Layer your Stamps

I hope you’re having a good week so far.  It is my turn to post on the Technique Junkies blog and there you will find my tutorial on making a layered card using Snowflakes, set of 9, ink and embossing powders.  You can visit Technique Junkies here.

You can get a 10% discount on everything in the store just by using my sale code TJ10Beth.

Right now there’s a mega clearance on Technique Junkies website.   Pat is surrounded by rubber and wants to let some go at unbelievable prices.  Some as low as 50 cents.  Get yours here.


Posted on : Dec 04 2018
Posted under Christmas, Technique Junkies Stamps, Tutorials |

You’re in my Prayers


Good day folks! I’m mixing things up a bit and have a sympathy card for you.  Before I describe it, I’d like to let you know that you can get 10% off of these, and any stamps or product, at 10% off just by using TJ10Beth.

I have a coworker that lost her father and our department is getting a fruit basket.  This card is going to be wrapped up with the fruit and I think it will brighten their day.

I used Angel with Bouquet.  In my background I stamped with on the background using Peonies background stamp.  Finally, my sentiment is called In my Prayers.

Have a great day!


Posted on : Nov 27 2018
Posted under Uncategorized |

Sale at Technique Junkies

Ready… Set… Shop!

Posted on : Nov 22 2018
Posted under Technique Junkies Stamps |

A Snowflake is Winter’s Butterfly

Hello stamping friends.  Today I have a Triple the Fun card which I made a tutorial for in the Technique Junkie Newsletter.  You can see the tutorial here.  For my card I used Snowflakes, set of 9 which you can get for 10% off simply by using my code TJ10Beth.

On each of the snowflakes I added a white pearl to the centre of the snowflake.

Have a super week!

Posted on : Nov 20 2018
Posted under cards, Christmas, Technique Junkies Stamps |

Stampn’ Up! Saturday, Beautiful Peacock

Hello folks!  Today I thought I would share a Stampn’ Up! card with you.  Normally when I make a card, I make multiples to have on hand and for this card I made six of them.

This stamp set is called Beautiful Peacock.

I live in Canada, so our Thanksgiving is over and I hope my American readers have a fabulous Thanksgiving.  Anyone going Black Friday shopping?  I live on the US border so many girls from work take the day off to go over to take advantage of the deals.

My Christmas tree is up and decorated, presents are wrapped, so all that is left is my Christmas baking.

Hope you have a terrific weekend.


Posted on : Nov 17 2018
Posted under cards |

30 Days of Christmas, Day 30

Welcome to the 30 Days of Christmas with Techique Junkies, where ALL Christmas stamps are 20% off and if you use my code TJ10Beth you get an additional 10% off, so that’s 30% off ALL Christmas stamps.  What a great deal.  Thank you Pat Huntoon!

I coloured up Holiday Doodles and even gave them shadows and highlights with my Prismacolor coloured pencils.  You can see what my finished piece looked like before I cut it up into inchie art, inspired by Colleen Dietrich on Pinterest.  My sentiment is Joyeux Noel.

You can see all the Christmas stamps here.

Today is the last day of the sale so act fast to get your big discount.


Posted on : Nov 12 2018
Posted under cards, Christmas, Technique Junkies Stamps |

30 Days of Christmas, Day 23 – Technique Junkies

Hello and welcome to the 30 Days of Christmas.  If you are following along  are you inspired by all the beautiful cards from the design team?

During the 30 days of Christmas, every stamp in the Christmas category is 20% off. AND you can use my 10% TJ10Beth discount! That means that you will potentially get 30% off all Christmas stamps.

You can see the Christmas stamps here.

I had a lot of fun making this card.



  1. Find a piece of designer paper that isn’t busy, such as the blended colours one I used.  You can blend colours onto your own paper to create your own background.
  2. Using white embossing powder, heat emboss your background using the stamp above called Christmas Whimsy Background.
  3. Cut your squares at 1″ pieces and adhere to a piece of white cardstock measuring  4 1/2″ x 3 1/4″.
  4. Adhere your cardstock to a pieces of white cardstock  4 3/4″ x 3 1/2″.
  5. Use a coordinating colour of cardstock, size 5 1/2″ x 4 1/4″, to mat your card.

Posted on : Nov 06 2018
Posted under Christmas, Sunflowers and Dragonflies, Technique Junkies Stamps |

Technique Junkies November New Release




Hello and welcome to the Technique Junkies November New Release, where all new release stamps are 15% off until November 8th.  The discount will automatically be adjusted in your shopping card.  And to receive 10% more in discount on new releases this month and all other products, simply use my discount code TJ10Beth., thats 25% off new releases.

Please visit Design Junkies blog.  You will find the links to everyone’s cards on the Design Junkies blog.

Card Details:

I first stamped out Oh Holy Night in a soft brown.  This is an old release so it is not available at 15% off, but you can get it for 10% off by using my discount code.

I then heat embossed the snowflakes, using Snowflakes set of 9 in three different colours.  For my sentiment I stamped out one of the snowflakes and stamped the sentiment from Snowflakes set of 9 directly over top.  The sentiment was heat embossed as well.

Here I used Champagne Toast and Raise Your Glass.

Card Details:

I stamped out Champagne Toast and heat embossed in gold then I cut them into 2 1/2 x 3 1/2″.  The background measures 5 1/2″ x 5 1/2″.

Next, I stamped out Raise Your Glass and punched out a decorative topper then added rhinestones.

Posted on : Nov 01 2018
Posted under cards, Christmas, Technique Junkie Newsletter |

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