Pumpkins, Pumpkins everywhere

Hello stampers!  Fall is in the air and why not make a tribute to the season with an autumn card.  I love pumpkins and in a pie is even better.

Today I have used Pumpkin and Life is Beautiful.  Unfortunately the sentiment does not show up well in this photo, but in real life it looks terrific.

You can purchase these stamps, or any other product that is not on the clearance rack, at 10% off simply by using the code TJ10Beth.  Who doesn’t like to save money?

What is your favourite part of autumn?  For me it is the cozy sweaters and walking in the park surrounded by trees in full colour.

Thanks for stopping by!

Posted on : Sep 24 2019
Posted under cards, Technique Junkies Stamps |

Winter Wonderland

Hello fellow stampers!  I’m in the Christmas spirit (yes, it is early and yes, my Christmas shopping is done) so I thought I’d make an elegant Christmas card for you today.  I will be teaching my co-workers how to make this Christmas card.  I have yet to cone up with a second idea, but I think I might know what is up my sleeve.

My images are by Technique Junkies and are called Flourished Christmas Tree and Joyeux Noel.

I heat embossed white over my Flourished Christmas Tree.  Next, I stamped out Joyeux Noel with bronze Brilliance ink.  My snowflakes were punched out and the base was embossed with a Cuttlebug folder.  Gold edging was added to my card.

All Technique Junkies stamps and products are 10% off with my code TJ10Beth.

Thanks for stopping by.


Paper:  White and Pool Party (SU); gold paper comes from Paper-Garden.ca (link is on the bottom of my right hand bar.

Inks:  Bronze Brilliance

Snowflakes:  Punch


Posted on : Sep 19 2019
Posted under cards, Sunflowers and Dragonflies |

Dueling Darlings Celebrating Baby Safety Month

Hello stampers.  It’s the 15th of the month and time to celebrate the Dueling Darlings kit swap.  Donna and Judy are this month’s hosts.  My kit came from Donna and contained all the products, except for the stencil, in my kit (the Dazzlers).  Judy sent off a kit to the Divas.  It’s always fun to see what each other does with our kits.

I had my stencils out and was inspired to use my stencil to add a pattern to the onsie.

Thanks for stopping by.  Below is the list of products used:


Image:  Gina K Designs.  It is a retired stamp set call Wee Tees; “For a Little Cutie” is from Paper Makeup Stamps

Paper:  Neenah Solar White with Gina K Designs Amalgam Ink.

Designer Paper:  Paper Studio

Cardstock:  SU Regal Rose and Berry Burst (from my own stash)

Embellishments:  Paper Studio la petites Baby Girl Glitter Foam; Recollections Multicolored adhesive rhinestones; ribbon unknown source.

Posted on : Sep 15 2019
Posted under DDD |

Tree Rings in the Woodlands

Good morning fellow stampers!  Today I’m posting a newly released Tree Rings from Technique Junkies.  I thought the Tree Rings lent itself to using some woodland dies, and by using Happy Birthday 3, I turned it into a birthday card.  One cannot have enough masculine cards.  Right?!

You can get 10% off Tree Rings and Happy Birthday 3, and any other item that isn’t in the clearance rack, at 10% off simply by using my discount code TJ10Beth.  Now who doesn’t love a discount?!

I stamped Tree Rings with brown Momento onto Kraft cardstock and matted it with So Saffron.  Brown Momento was stamped on So Saffron and cut out using a scallop punch.

Thanks for stopping by!


Posted on : Sep 10 2019
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Technique Junkies New Release and Discount

Hello fellow stampers.  It’s the first of the month and that means a new release and discount from Technique Junkies.  This stellar release is a knock out!  Until September 8th, you can purchase newly released stamps at 15% off which comes off automatically in your cart.  And by using TJ10Beth code you earn an additional 10% off the newly released stamps.  Anything (except clearance items) are always 10% off when you use my code.

My first card uses Autumn Framed Sentiments, set of 5.  Let me tell you–these stamps and coordinating sentiments are huge.  The leaves are 5″ wide and the sentiments are 4 3/4″ wide.

For my first card I stamped out my image on Kraft cardstock, coloured the leaves white and then added colour over top.

This was a super fun card to make.  I coloured the Pumpkin with a variety of orange and yellow Prismacolor coloured pencil.  In the background I stamped out Houndstooth Check background (not a new release) in Momento Rich Cocoa.  Using the Momento Rich Cocoa, I stamped my Leaves Turn sentiment onto gold cardstock.

I will have more cards to share from the new release coming up.  This is a favourite release and I hope you think so too!

Have a great day, and thanks for stopping by.


Posted on : Sep 01 2019
Posted under Technique Junkies Stamps |

Love and Laughter Floral

Hello stampers!  Today’s cards use one stamp called Love and Laughter Floral from Technique Junkies.  As you may know, I do like to make several cards using one stamp, using a different technique, or different colours.  Because I like bright colours I used Pumpkin Pie and Daffodil Delight.  For the card on my left I heat embossed with dark chocolate and my stencil stamp came from A Colourful Life Designs stencil called Garden Gate.

Our new release will be upon us in less than a week, and I’m so excited about this release, so please remember to come back on September 1st for a peak at the new release and big discount on new releases.

As always, if you are so inclined, please use code TJ10Beth to get 10% off you entire purchase (excludes clearance items).


Posted on : Aug 27 2019
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Stampn’ Up Saturday

Hello fellow stampers!  When my work schedule permits me to attend a Stampn’ Up card class with Mary Beth Phillips, I jump at the opportunity.  We always have fun in our little group filling the room with laughter and swapping of stories and maybe a little teasing here and there.

I enjoy our class because it gives us the opportunity to use products or stamps we might not otherwise use.

Today my girlfriend of 4y years (we went to school with each other in grade five through highschool and remaind friends) and her partner are coming over for a visit.  Al and I are going to take them to a winery and brewery and then go back to my place for a long night of chatter.

What plans do you have this weekend?


Posted on : Aug 24 2019
Posted under cards, Stampin Up, Sunflowers and Dragonflies |

A Nautical Anniversary

Hi folks!  Can you believe it’s my 1st wedding anniversary already?  I am in love with owls and nautical themes so what could be better than combining the two for an anniversary card.  My wedding invitation included a male and female die cut owl.  After cutting out all of the pieces my two girlfriends came over and we spent the night gluing all the pieces together.

On my background you can see the Technique Junkies Ropes that I coloured in two tones.  You can receive Ropes or any other stamp/product (excludes clearance items) at 10% off simply by using TJ10Beth.

Behind my owl, I made clouds with a handmade cloud shape on watercolour paper.

This is the inside of the card.  Underwater Borders, Set of 3 was stamped on the inside of my card and coloured with Prismacolor coloured pencil.  I had fun colouring my image and adding shadow and highlights.

Al and I dressed up and went out for a nice steak dinner.  Tucked inside my card were theatre tickets.

Our wedding took place in Niagara Falls, Canada.  The day was beautiful for picture-taking.

We got married outdoors.  The log cabin is where we signed our wedding certificate.

Let the party begin!

Posted on : Aug 20 2019
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DDD August Kit – Humor

It’s the 15th of the month and that means the Dueling Dazzlers and Divas post our cards that we made with the kit provided to us.  This month the Dazzlers received our kit from Jeanette and the Divas received their kits from Kelly.  As always, it is super fun to see what everyone did with their kit.

My image came to me on a white background and I added the clouds with my handmade cloud and SU Pacific Point.  I used a curvy die to show movement of the rollercoaster.  I cut my sentiment out in a circle and sponged colour around the edges.

What a fun image, eh?!

My kit includes the following:

Image and Sentiment:  Taylored Expressions Adventure Land stamp set

Designer Paper unknown source

Ribbon Celebrate it

Buttons and pearls unknown source


Posted on : Aug 15 2019
Posted under DDD |

Dreaming of Wings

Hello folks!  Todays Technique Junkies card uses Dreaming of Wings and A Colorful Life Stencils background.  I stamped and coloured my image then I carefully sponged the stencil.  This was extremely easy with this stamp, and required no masking.  Easy peasy folks!

As always, you can enjoy a 10% discount on these, or any other product, excluding the clearance rack, simply by using my code TJ10Beth.

Have a great day!

Posted on : Aug 13 2019
Posted under cards, Technique Junkies Stamps |

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