Thursday, April 17, 2014

Over Stamped Bands by Judy Jackson

This is Judy Jackson writing to you today.  Unfortunately, I do not have something to show from the Technique of the Week.  I am out of town and will not be able to complete anything with the Technique of the Week.  I do have two cards for you using the Over Stamped Bands from December 2013 newsletter.  Both cards use all Technique Junkie stamps -
This is a wonderfully easy technique that give you wonderful results!  I hope you will try it soon!
Have a wonderfully creative day.
Judy Jackson

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Shaped Stencils

Hi folks!  How is your week going?  Is the weather warming up, or is it turning cold again like it is here in southern Ontario, Canada.  Can you believe we are expecting flurries?  Oh my, when is this winter going to end?

Today I have Shaped Stencils from the current issue of the Newsletter.  My stencil is from Dreamweaver, and my die is from Impression Obsession.  Sentiment is Stampn' Up!

The stencil adds such a lovely touch, wouldn't you agree? Stencils are certainly the rage today. 

Thank you for stopping by. 

Designer Paper Coasters

What a fun, fast and lovely gift to make for someone for any occasion! Not only are they pretty, they are useful and can be personalized to match any d├ęcor.
The above photo shows the coasters packaged in a bow and ready to give to my daughter....just because!
The above photo shows each individual coaster. My daughter loves black and white so I know she will love these and put them to good use.
I will definitely be making more of these and you should make some too! Surely there is someone you know that needs a little gift!
See you soon,
Jackie K

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Pearly Gelatos Wash: Passover Wishes

Hi Hetty here,

and I have been playing with my gelatos.
It is one of the techniques in the new April/ May
newsletter and is called Pearly Gelatos Wash.
It is one of those super easy techniques.
In a jiffy you have all these pearly backgrounds ready
for making great backgrounds for your cards. It is always
a pity you do not see the glittery background on screen.
You can use them plain like this. Or emboss them.
Or you can use those wonderful Technique Junkies 
stamp backgrounds togive them more depth.

Another option is to stamp them first and then 
use one of your embossing plates.

Enough ideas?

Here is one of my finished cards.
As Passover is near, I needed 
some new cards for the occasion.

The sentiment is SU! and the 
Passover plate is frommu unknown stash.

The decoration with the flowers and the ribbon
finish the card to give it a Spring feeling.

If you want to see what happened to the other 4 backgrounds,
please take a look at my Craftchaos Blog.

Thanks for looking
and wishing all my Jewish stamp friends a 
and have a creative day!

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Diagonal Images

Jackie K Here with Diagonal Images from the  Feb/Mar issue.
This is a really fun technique once you choose the correct stamps. These stamps are from Studio G except for the scroll at the bottom which is from Magenta. I often pick up some cute Studio G stamps at Wal-Mart or Michaels for only $!. I usually use them as accents but in this case they worked like a dream for this technique.
I will be back in a few days with the TOTW. In the meantime, give this and the current TOTW a try and post your creations to the yahoo group.
I hope the weather is better for those of you in the colder climates. Here in the desert, the Summer is coming too soon!
Happy Crafting!

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Technique of The Week - Layered Portions

Happy Sunday Junkies, Tricia here with this weeks Technique of the Week.

The April edition is out and it is FABULOUS...thanks Pat!

The technique of the week is Layered Portions.  This is sooo easy and fun to do ...hope you will join the design team and show off your creations!

I did my project with a little twist.  My rose is actually a digi stamp from Aurora Wings. I colored it with copics.  The french script is a stamp from Cornish Heritage Farms.  The sentiment is from Gina K Designs (I screwed it up so I re-stamped and mounted it.

This is actually not a card, I am going to frame it and give it to my friends' mom.

I hope you have a great day!

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Aged Text Boards

Hello folks.  Today I'm sharing my card from the April issue of the Newsletter.  This technique is called Aged Text Boards, and is one of my favourite techniques.  I didn't have any pages from a book to use for this technique so I went to the library and bought a book for 50 cents from their sale table.  I'll bet your library does the same thing and recommend you check it out.  Can't beat the price!

I don't think it's a secret that I love sunflowers and couldn't resist using my image from Impression Obsession, one of our sponsors. 

I surrounded my image with a die from My Favorite Things.

Hope you have a great day!