Happy Valentine’s Day

Another Gelliplate background and Tim Holtz’s “Bloom Colorize.”  I cut a heart using a die, and heat embossed “Love” in gold onto the heart.  Pop-dots were used to raise the heart.  This card was made for Dear Hubby, Al.

I actually had this card made a month ago.  I’m trying hard to keep ahead of the game, with birthday cards, anniversary cards, while working on the journals I have going on.

Have a great day, and thanks for stopping by!  Stay safe.


Posted on : Feb 14 2022
Posted under cards, Gelli Plate |

Slimline Rose

Happy Saturday friends and fellow stampers.  This was quite the past week in Southern Ontario.  Rain, snow, and more snow.  I hope everyone stayed safe.

I’m really enjoying Tim Holtz Colorize Dies.  It’s so fun to pick out the colours.  I made this card with the intention of sending it to my sister for her Valentine’s Day anniversary, but decided on another style of card instead.  I really wanted to put a heat embossed image on the front of this card, but because I’m not sure when I’ll be using it, I’ll hold off for now.

Here’s a close up of the flower layers

Have a fabulous weekend.  Stay safe.

Posted on : Feb 05 2022
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A Glance into my 14 years with Pat Huntoon

It is with heavy heart that this is my last post as a Technique Junkies designer.  After 14 fantastic years I am retiring from my position from the Technique Junkies Design Team.   You can continue to follow and subscribe to my blog because I will be showcasing new designs using Gelliplate backgrounds, Journal pages of all kinds, and you will even see me using  my favourite Technique Junkies stamps.  This past October, I made my first mini journal sized at 2 1/2″ x 3 1/4″ and I plan to make some more this year.

My start with Pat was as a writer for the Technique Junkie Newsletter, where to this day, you can see my work in the issues you have on hand, and on the Technique Junkie Newsletter website where you will find many, many Technique Junkie Newsletter step-by-step photos of card techniques along with some excellent samples from the Design Team members.  I highly encourage you to take a peek.

Then CD’s came along.  Pat developed many well-loved CD’s filled with new designs for CD titles such as Move it, Shape it, 3D Paper and Fun Folds, Emboss or Die, Fancy Folds and Motion Paper Crafts, Stampin’ Companion, just to name a few.  If you look closely you will find tutorials I have shot and wrote along with samples throughout the CD’s.  I still have my well-loved CDs–I’m old school.

Next, Pat took on a whole new venture with her purchase, of what we know now as, Technique Junkies.  Here, I continued to design, shoot step-by-step tutorials, before moving to YouTube videos. My YouTube video channel can be found here.

I have made many long-term friendships from the Technique Junkie Newsletter, Technique Junkies and Design Team members.  Pat, thank you for all the love and support you have shown me for the past 14 years.

As you can imagine I have made hundreds upon hundreds of cards.  My retirement wouldn’t be complete without sharing my work with you.  Showcasing 14 years would be long and drawn out, so I have selected a card for each year I worked with the stamp company, Technique Junkies.  Thank you for your support and friendship.








2021 YouTube video



Posted on : Feb 01 2022
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A Flip Through my First Junk Journal



I had a lot of fun making my junk journal, and today I posted to the Technique Junkie blog

Coffee, Sarcasm & Lipstick

Blooming Heart

Love, Laughter and Coffee

First Coffee

Perk up Soon

Cups ‘n Mugs

Love you a Latte

Kittie Love

Whimsical Coffee Background

Bunch of Beans

Better with Coffee

Posted on : Jan 31 2022
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Meet Eugene

Hi folks!  How is the weather where you are?  My friends all over the US is saying how cold it is.  Here in Southern Ontario, it is very chilly too.  So I think this will be a good weekend to stay in, eat popcorn and catch up on the new season of Ozark, and Wentworth.  Fantastic shows on Netflix.

Do you love Tim Holtz and his products as much as I do?  He has such fun names for his die characters.  This cute penguin is called Eugene.  Being a lover of non traditional Christmas colours I made my trees pink.  I made this card for a challenge in one of the groups I belong to.  This past week we did a Zoom call and learned a new technique from April.

Have a great weekend and stay warm.



Posted on : Jan 29 2022
Posted under Christmas |

A Special Gift

My friend, Patti Gilliam, sent me this beautiful hand-made box set.  I’ve told her that I admire her ability to be the queen of box-making, and lo and behold I received this today.  Knowing I’m a lover of owls, Patti used a new SU paper, and just look at those colours and excellent tied ribbon skills (I’m ribbon challenged).  The boxes coordinate with my mauve wall in my art room.  Our friendship goes back years.  Even before she joined the Technique Junkie Design Team.  Want to know what’s inside?

A Pioneer Woman mug was in the large box, and a delicious-looking brownie mix that is made inside this cup.  I’m a big Pioneer Woman lover too.  Are you?

Posted on : Jan 26 2022
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Rustic Christmas

Hi again.  Hope you are doing well and staying safe.

Here is the card I made this past Christmas for Sharon, one of my other art friends, who was published in the September/October edition of Somerset Studio, pages 40 to 44.  The download has been attached to the bottom of this blog post.

My background is one of my Gelliprints made with acrylic paints and stamped snowflakes.  You can make out the white snowflake along the bottom of the card.  Sharon loves Tim Holtz so she got this new Tim Holtz colorized Santa card.  After my reluctant purchase of a Colorize die set, I was immediately sold on the product.  They are so easy to use and I definitely will be adding to my collection.  I felt the rusticness of my Gelliprint coordinated with my Santa.

I’ve started my 2022 Christmas cards.  Have you?

Click this PDF link to view Sharon’s article.


Thanks for stopping by.


Posted on : Jan 15 2022
Posted under cards, Christmas |

Christmas in the Woods

Happy New Year!  I hope you had a nice New Years Eve.  Here in Ontario, gatherings are limited to 5 people due to the rapid spread of the new Covid virus.  I hope you all stay safe and healthy this year.

2022 is going to be a year to excel in my creativity with the Gelliplate, art journals, and more.  This card was created for Carol, one of my besties, who is an artist herself.  She has been published in the July 2004 edition of Stampers Sampler where she completed six tags–five with a unique pair of flip flops using ribbon, beads, etc.

From her I am learning to use the GelliPlate and this is one of my backgrounds.  I cut my Gelli paper to a slimline size and added some Lavinia Stamps trees and embossed script writing. Because I did not have the stamp to elongate a tree, I elongated the trunk myself using a Micron 05 black pen.  Black ink was added to the edges of the Gelli paper and tiny little holes were burned which you can see on the top third of my card.  To complete the design I added red twine with a silver-plated silver charm from Michaels.  I love the texture mixed media gives.

Carol and I get together throughout each month to work on “art” whether it be teaching each other things or experimenting with things.  We’ve had fun making hot glue stencils, learning to burn holes into paper, making art journals, and following along with Somerset Studio and Art Journal magazines to learn more and just have some good laughs and fooling around.  Who says women our age can’t be kids again.  LOL.

Have a great 2022!


Posted on : Jan 08 2022
Posted under cards, Christmas, Gelli Plate, Lavinia Stamps |

New January 2022 Release at Technique Junkies


Hi stampers.  Did you have a nice Christmas season?  Happy New year to all my followers, subscribers, and visitors.  Please scroll down to see my collection of cards using Lavender Friendship Sentiments, Set of 4.

If you are new to Technique Junkies, each month a new release is highlighted with a sale of 15% off (it will automatically be taken off the price in your shopping cart).  If you use my code TJ10Beth, you can get 10% off other items in your cart.  You can see the new release here.



Lavender Friendship Sentiments, Set of 4

For a larger photo of our popular Gotta Have it All! bundle please click here.


Pat: https://patstamps.blogspot.com/2021/12/new-stamp-celebration-to-ring-in-new.html

Holly: https://glitterstampsandink.blogspot.com/2021/12/technique-junkies-january-2022-new.html
Patti: https://cherisheachpreciousday.blogspot.com/2021/12/happy-birthday-wishes-for-my-beautiful.html
Tracy: https://thehopefulcrafter.blogspot.com/2021/12/new-release-january-2022-technique.html
Beth: https://www.sunflowers-dragonflies.ca/blog/64146/new-january-2022…echnique-junkies/
Judy: https://judysstampart.blogspot.com/2021/12/jubilant-january-and-new-stamps.html

Posted on : Jan 01 2022
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Bah Humbug

Hi folks!  I hope you all had a nice Christmas, contrary to what you may think looking at this card.  Al always jokes he is a scrooge at Christmas and often uses “Bah Humbug” so what would be more fitting for 8 of his co-workers at Christmas time than Bah Humbug. LOL.  That’s ok though, because I sweetened things up by baking individual mini rum cakes which were handed out with these cards.  Last year he passed out store bought cards and his co-workers were asking where the handmade ones were.

I made over 60 Christmas cards this year, and I’ll aim for 60 again this year.  Yes, I’m already working on Christmas cards for December.  Crazy?  Not when one is a “planner.”  I’m someone who needs to plan everything out.  Springing surprises makes me become discombobulated.  Just ask Al.

As always, you can get 10% off your order by using my code TJ10Beth.  Thank you for your support.

Card Deets

  1.  Cut green cardstock at 4″ x 5 1/4″
  2.  Using a dark green ink, ink up the edges over the green cardstock.  Soften the corners by inking colour more in a round shape as you can see in this photo.
  3.  Let dry completely to prevent embossing powder from sticking.  I air dried overnight, but you can use a heat gun.
  4.  Cover entire surface with an embossing buddy.
  5.  Using VersaMark, stamp over your Delicate Snowflake stamp.  Sprinkle with white embossing powder.  Heat set.
  6.  Stamp out Bah Humbug out and colour.
  7.  Die cut Bah Humbug image with a circular die.
  8.  Adhere image to background, using pop dots for added dimension.
  9.  Adhere green cardstock to a 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ white card.


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Posted on : Dec 28 2021
Posted under cards |

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