Staying Put

It was brought to my attention that I mentioned travelling to my daughter’s for a week in yesterday’s post.  That was written, and posted to go live, four to five weeks ago.  I never thought to check what I wrote in older posts.  Please note, I’m staying home as we are not allowed to travel.  It’s a disappointment, but will get through this.

Stay safe!


Posted on : Apr 10 2020
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Stampn’ Up! Saturday – A little R&R

Hello folks!


Today’s card was made at one of my SU card classes.  I was thrilled to learn a great technique for splattering water over an image.  All we had to do was dip our hands into a glass of water and flick the water drops.  Cool, eh?!  Thanks Mary Beth.

Have a terrific weekend!

Posted on : Apr 09 2020
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With Heartfelt Sympathy

Hello fellow stampers!

This new release is full of beautiful stamps, and the Lotus Corner is just one of them.  This sentiment is currently not on the TJ website.

Lotus Corner and all newly released stamps are 15% off until tomorrow.  If you use my code TJ10Beth, you will get 25% off of new releases and 10% of any other purchases made.

Image was stamped onto watercolour paper and coloured with Tombow markers.

Thanks for stopping by!


Posted on : Apr 07 2020
Posted under cards, Technique Junkies Stamps |

Technique Junkies April New Release

Here we are at April 1st already.  We had a beautiful winter and now it’s time to enjoy the spring weather which brings us to April’s Release Celebration.  The design team made up some yummy things for you.  Listed below are links to everyone’s cards.

As always, new release stamps are 15% off and with my code TJ10Beth, your savings goes up to 25% off.


Here I used Precise Posy and Anything is Possible.  I was inspired by Jennifer McGuire’s video tutorial on how to create this card.  The following is what I did to create this card.


  • Using Yupo paper spread some rubbing alcohol over your background
  • Drip Alcohol Inks on top of the Yupo paper, as well as Blending Solution, and blow with a straw.  Repeat until your Yupo paper is covered.
  • Let dry completely, or dry with you heat gun
  • Once dry, generously rub your embossing buddy all over your Yupo paper
  • With your VersaMark pad stamp out your image and press firmly onto Yupo paper.  If you are using a Misti, then repeat by inking up your stamp with VersaMark and stamping out your image for a second time
  • Heat emboss with clear embossing powder
  • Lay your Yupo paper onto the die cut machine.
  • With a spray mist bottle filled with rubbing alcohol, generously spray your embossed image.
  • Lay a piece of cardstock over the Yupo paper and run through your die cut/embossing machine.
  • Pull the cardstock off the Yupo paper and once dry, cut down to size.
  • Surround your Yupo paper with one or two pieces of cardstock.
  • Embellish as you would like.  Here I used Anything is Possible, a new April release


This cute little doggy was made up using Tail in the Air.

Have a great day, and thanks for stopping by.


Posted on : Apr 01 2020
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Life is Better in the Country

Many people I know live by this mantra of “Life is Better in the Country.”  Me, I’m a city gal.

This stamp, Better in the Country, can be purchased at 10% off by using the code TJ10Beth. In addition, your cart will be 10% off (excludes clearance items).

Although I have hoards of designer paper, I love to create my own backgrounds.  I did so using Plaid and Little Checkerboard.  For the plaid, I inked up my stamp with dark green and stamped it onto white cardstock.  For my little checkerboard, I inked up my stamp in black and stamped onto red cardstock.  Twine and little banners were added.

TOMORROW is a NEW RELEASE and you won’t want to miss it!  So don’t forget that I will have a post up tomorrow showcasing the new release!

Get Creative!

Posted on : Mar 31 2020
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In one of my stamp groups, we were challenged to tear some cardboard, and leave some of the cardboard on the top.  The untorn portion of my cardboard was painted in red and then distressed with SU Chocolate Chip.

Over the red, Technique Junkies’ Chicken Wire 2, was stamped out in VersaInk then heat embossed in gold.

My Floral Rooster, by Impression Obsession, was stamped out on Copic friendly paper then coloured with Copic markers.

Inspired to try this technique?  Get creative!

Posted on : Mar 28 2020
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Shaking things up with Fairies

Ewww, I love, love, love this new release called Fairy Garden, set of 10.  It’s the bomb!  I see myself using this set a lot.  Fairy Garden comes with 10 stamps.

I created a shaker card with a sentiment from Fairy Garden, set of 10 on the inside.  It’s surrounded by little die cut flowers that were sponged with ink using blending brushes, adding pink to the yellow flowers.  This cute little fairy, from Fairy Garden, set of 10 was coloured with Copic markers.  Stickles have been added to add a glow of magic fairy dust.

I can’t say enough how I love these blending brushes and regret not buying them sooner.  Sponge work has always been a favourite thing of mine, but looking back, the work is not flawless with sponges.

Did you know that we sell blending brushes?  They are the best price that I have seen so far, and to further cut down on your cost, you can use TJ10Beth to receive 10% off on your brushes, or any other product.

I find myself drawn, more and more, to “cutesy” stamps.

Get creative!

Posted on : Mar 24 2020
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Poppy Teapot

We are in mid March.  Spring will soon be here!  With spring, comes all the pretty flowers.

This Poppy Teapot is from the Technique Junkies February Release.  It has been coloured with Prismacolor pencils and the teapot was painted with gold metallic watercolour.

Image, Life is Beautiful

Remember, you can get 10% off your purchase with Technique Junkies, just by using the code above, TJ10Beth.

Have a terrific weekend!


Posted on : Mar 21 2020
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Save 25% off with Code for TJ Stamps

Virtual Stamp Convention!

Save 25% at Technique Junkies with code SAVE25.

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See the list of participating companies here –

Posted on : Mar 20 2020
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Live Magically

How to “live magically.”  In a garden, build a house, and watch the fairies fly about.

This magical set from Technique Junkies is full of fun and creativity.  “Fairy Garden” has ten magical stamps that can be used in a variety of ways.

Here I stenciled my background with pastel colours using A Colorful Life Designs stencils.  Next, I stamped my image over top of the stencil background and coloured with Prismacolor coloured pencils.  The small fairy was stamped and cut out with a small circular punch and glittered with Stickles.  My image was too wide so I had it go on a sideways direction.  Tiny little stars were stamped around the image and a paper daisy was placed on top.

Posted on : Mar 17 2020
Posted under cards, Technique Junkies Stamps |

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