Let the Sea stir your Soul

Hello folks!  As you know, it is new release week.  Can you spot the three new release stamps I used in my card?  I have been working outside the box and have been making cool new backgrounds and am enjoying it so much.  Lucky for me, I had Color Burst backgrounds already made (ten of them) and found this colour scheme to be appropriate for an underwater scene.

June 1 through the 8th there is a 15% discount for new release stamps.  Add TJ10Beth for an additional 10% off your new release stamps and receive 10% off the rest of your shopping cart.  Pat brought in some new Feather Card Kits and boy are they awesome.


I created the background base using Colorburst in a variety of colours.  And as luck would have it, sand appeared just where I wanted the Coral Sea Turtle to go.  Using another Colorburst background, I stamped out an older stamp called Seahorse set of 4.  To finish off my underwater theme, I stamped out the sentiment Stir your Soul.


Stir your Soul

Coral Sea Turtle

Bubble Flow


Seahorse Set of 4

Posted on : Jun 02 2020
Posted under cards |

Technique Junkies New Release and How to Video


Well, here we are at June 1st already, and time for another new release.  This release is a fantastic one, if you are a lover of the ocean and the beach.  I hope you will enjoy today’s video.

As always, new release stamps are 15% off until June 8th, and by using TJ10Beth, you will get another 10% off–so that’s 25% off New Release stamps.   If you use TJ10Beth, you will receive 10% off your other items in your cart.


Today’s tutorial highlights five newly released stamps and using those stamps to make a Double Z-Fold card.  Enjoy!


Stir my Soul

Bubble Flow

Coral Sea Turtle

Seashells and Coral

Find my Soul

Mermaid Kisses (not a new release)


Beth Norman-Roberts (Me)

Posted on : Jun 01 2020
Posted under cards, Technique Junkies Stamps |

Being a Family

Hello fellow stampers.  How is your week going?  For my fellow Canadians, did you have a nice long weekend?  Unfortunately it rained all weekend where I live.  For my American friends and readers of my blog–any big plans for your long weekend?

I had to work this weekend, but I still managed to do a sample card for my next video tutorial on June 1st for Technique Junkies new release.  I’m sure you’ll like what I came up with.  Aren’t I such a tease!?

My card uses Technique Junkies Being a Family.  The peacock cardstock was heat embossed in gold, and the copper was heat embossed with a light copper.  Embellishments, using sequins and twine, were added to finish things off.

Thanks for stopping by.

Posted on : May 19 2020
Posted under cards, Technique Junkies Stamps |

Dueling Darlings May 15th Kit – Bargain Hunters

Hello folks!  It’s the 15th of the month, and time to work with our kits that were received from the hostess of the month.  The Dazzlers (me) is hosted by Jeanette, and The Divas is hosted by Kelly.  This’s month’s awesome theme is BARGAIN HUNTERS.  The idea is to include items in the kits that are from clearance or second hand.  I thought this is a very fun theme.  There was so much in my kit, but I pared it down to only using a few items because I was dying to try out this style of card, and I felt that the image was perfect for this style.

The cardstock is from my stash, and the patterned paper is from the kit.  Jeanette, who is my hostess this month, says she’s a collector of patterned paper.  I love patterned paper too, but tend to create my own backgrounds.  Pretty paper gives a card that extra punch of joy.

Whalaa.  Finally made it to the image.  Don’t forget to see what the rest of the Dazzlers and Divas have done with their kits.  Thanks for stopping by!


Image/Sentiment: Sparkle “N Sprinkle Happy Flowers

Designer Paper:  Recollections

Embellishments: Puffy Dots – Dollar Store


Terry S
Terry L
Debby B




Posted on : May 15 2020
Posted under cards, DDD |

You are My Sunshine – WWDB#4

You Tube Video – Click Here

Here we are at week 4 of What We Do Best (WWDB) challenge.  This week’s challenge is to make an Encouragement card, and a coordinating envelope, using Technique Junkies stamps.  Play along!  We are giving away a $50 gift card to Technique Junkies.  We sell more than just stamps, so get creative!

Berry Burst Background

Dancing Dandelions

Pom Pom Swag

Lollipop Flowers

Three Little Birds

Long-Stemmed Rose

Sunflower Sentiments, set of 2


Posted on : May 14 2020
Posted under Uncategorized |

Live Like it’s Spring – Technique Junkies WWDB#4

You Tube Video – click here

Hello fellow stampers!  I hope your week is going well and that you have time to get into your studio to have some play time during this time of isolation.  Although I am still working at the hospital, I have so much more time to be in my studio to stamp and make You Tube videos.

Here we are at week 4 of What We Do Best (WWDB) challenge.  This week’s challenge is to make an Encouragement card, and a coordinating envelope, using Technique Junkies stamps.  Play along!  We are giving away a $50 gift card to Technique Junkies.  We sell more than just stamps, so get creative!


Blackberry Bliss Background

Darling Blooms

Drizzle Dots

Contemporary Floral

Whimsical World

Grunge Flowers

In Full Bloom Sentiments, set of 6

This is our last week of the four week challenge.  Don’t miss your chance to win a $50 gift card to Technique Junkies.

Have a great day!

Posted on : May 13 2020
Posted under cards, Technique Junkies Stamps |

TJ WWDB Challenge #4 and Aurora Flakes Video

Hello fellow stampers and card-makers.  Today I have a video for you, sharing the use of Aurora Flakes on a card that uses Colour Blocking.  This card was made for Technique Junkie’s WWDB Challenge.  This week’s challenge is to make an encouragement card, and a coordinating envelope, using Technique Junkies stamps.

Play along!  We are giving away a $50 gift card to Technique Junkies.  We sell more than just stamps, so get creative!


Nautical Card


Sailing Panel

Anchors Background

Nautical Doodles

Better at the Lake

Seahorses Set, Set of 4


Posted on : May 12 2020
Posted under Tutorials |

Happy Mother’s Day

Happy Mother’s Day to all you mothers.



  • Messages for Mom, SU stamp set
  • SU designer paper:  Lily Impressions
  • Ink:  Old Olive and Highland Heather

Have a nice day.  Thanks for visiting!

Posted on : May 10 2020
Posted under cards, Stampin Up, Sunflowers and Dragonflies |

ATC swap

I recently swapped ATC’s with a few of my friends.  They are all so beautiful.  Today I am showcasing the open-ended theme ATC’s with you.


Tina Zinck

Video Tutorial on how Tina made her ATC

Heidi Macy

Patti Gilliam

Aimeslee Winans

Thank you for stopping by.   Stay safe!

Posted on : May 09 2020
Posted under ATC's |

Shoot me to the Moon

Hi there technique junkies!  How about that new release, eh?  Another wonderful one.  Today I’m showcasing Shoot for the Moon, which you can still get at 15% off and if you used TJ10Beth, you get an extra 10% off.  That’s quite a deal.

To make my card, I embossed gold onto Navy cardstock.  Then, I stamped out my image onto white cardstock, coloured up the flower and moon, cut it out, then glued it over top of my embossed image.  To give it dimension (isn’t that what we’re all doing these days?), I added pearls to the swagged loop hanging from the moon.

I was torn between using gold or silver embossing powder, so I did both.  This time I added mini pearls to my swag and around the sky.

Which colour is your favourite?

Thanks for stopping by.  Have a great day, and get creative!

Posted on : May 05 2020
Posted under cards, Technique Junkies Stamps |

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