Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Happy Birthday Blog Hop -- starting with Judy Jackson

Hello from Judy Jackson.  This has been an exciting month hasn't it -- watching Pat Huntoon post all of those wonderful cards and techniques day after day!  So today the entire Design Team wish a very Happy Birthday to the Technique Junkie newsletter --- without which we would not know all of these wonderful techniques.  I hope the Technique Junkie newsletter has many, many happy returns!  Just in case you didn't know by now, but I love learning new techniques! 

Pat Huntoon asked the Design Team to share a card (or more) on this blog hop -- and we are to use one of our favorite techniques!  There are a lot of techniques I use a lot so I had to think about that a bit.  But my absolute TWO favorite techniques are Antique Glimmers and Cuttlebug Smoosh.   So I designed 3 cards to share with you today and they all use Antique Glimmers and one card also uses Cuttlebug Smoosh!  I really enjoy using two techniques on one card! 

The first card in this blog post uses an adorable little girl from Stamping Bella.  The verse is from Stampin' Up!  I used Distress Markers scribbled on plastic for the watercolors to paint the little girl.



I bought this beautiful house stamp from Heather's Stamping Haven in Nepean, Ontario, Canada.  It is a Frog Whisker's Ink stamp.  I was there for a family reunion and if there is time, I always want to go there. The verse is from Stampin' Up.  I used a scrap of  a die cut underneath the focal image which I colored with my Copic markers.


 This card uses both the antique Glimmers technique and the Cuttlebug Smoosh technique.  I used Mudd Puddles sand and shells for the embellishment.  Stamps are from Stampin' Up! and Artistic Outpost.  I used watercolor pencils to color the focal image.

So here you have three examples using Antique Glimmers from the December 2009 Technique Junkie newsletter and one example using both Antique Glimmers and Cuttlebug Smoosh (October 2007).  All three cards have very different looks.

I have been a subscriber of the Technique Junkie newsletter since the summer of 2003.   It  has been one of the most worthwhile stamping - scrapping purchases I have ever made.  The newsletter has enabled me to more fully utilize the products I already own, and in addition to understand how to use many of the products on the market -- both new and old!  If you are not a subscriber, I have to ask why not? I do not believe you would be sorry.

And now for the rest of the Birthday Blog Hop!  There is a wonderful prize at the end of Pat Huntoon's blog.  One of the comment posters will be in a random drawing and will become a Guest Designer for one newsletter! That is an exciting opportunity!

Here is the list of the Blog Hop participants.  follow the Hop along until you get to Pat's blog.  And please enjoy the Happy Birthday Blog Hop!


Designer Blog—You are here!


Hetty Sanders - http://craftchaos.blogspot.com  


Jackie Kalchert http://jackiekalchert.blogspot.com    




Pat Huntoon – http://patstamps.blogspot.com    


 I am going to tell you now that some Design Team members and Pat Huntoon herself live under the "most likely" areas to lose power because of Hurricane Sandy. So please be patient with this blog hop and with Pat Huntoon. There may well be broken links because of the storm.   Thanks for your understanding. 

25 comments:

Sue D said...

Great cards using your favorite techniques! I like the stamps you used too.

Vicky said...

I like all your cards. I think my favorite is the little girl on the bike. It reminds me of my granddaughter. I need to go back & try these techniques again. Love the newsletter.
Vicky

Hetty said...

Great cards, Jane and all in the same color family! It is a pity this festive month is nearly over.

Hetty said...

Sorry, Jane, I do mean Judy here!! Hope you forgive me :-)

Shelly Schmidt said...

Wonderful technique- and how fun to show it differently with three beautiful cards! It is always so fun to try different techniques from prior newsletters- I have to look back and see if I have tried this.....!

Jackie K said...

Lovely cards Judy and a great kickoff to the Hop!

Beth Norman said...

Wow, three beauties. So you made it to Nepean. I live in Southern Ontario and know of it. Thanks for sharing three of your favourite techniques.

nancy y said...

these are such great examples of the techniques! Beautiful work.
Keeping all those on the east coast in my thoughts.

Jane Bosi said...

Great projects, Judy!! Thanks for kicking things off right :)

1CardCreator said...

Love the techniques you chose too, great cards! I will keep you all in my prayers for the storm.

Anonymous said...

Great cards and techniques! What did we ever do before TJs?????

Peace
Beth

Holly said...

GREAT CARDS! I couldn't choose a favourite technique- love them all!

itzamitzi said...

Beautiful cards! I love that SU stamp with the woman by the sea. Don't know what Mudd Puddles are though. I made a note to look up Antique Glimmers.

itzamitzi

Vickie Kertz said...

Thanks so much for sharing your favorite techniques. I am just so thankful for technique junkies. I love the newsletters. I don't know if I have a favorite technique as I like to try them all.
momkertz at live dot com.

Stampin_melissa said...

All three cards are beautiful, however, the third one is the one I wish I could hold in my hands and oooh-and-ahhh over! Gorgeous!

BarbaraW said...

Judy, This is fun to see favorite techniques brought back. Your cards are truly beautiful.

Bug Hugs, Meg said...

Love your cards! Great job!

wwilloww said...

Beautiful cards!! I love all the techniques and think it is the best crafting money I have spent!!! TJ is always there whenever I need inspiration!

Cyndee Scholet said...

One of the ladies in my stamping group LOVES ladybugs. She would love the first card.

I have always loved house images. I had a wallpaper border in my previous house that was all houses.

Love the mudpuddles and shells on the last card.

Nce job coloring all the cards!

Niki said...

Beautiful cards. Cuttlebug smoosh is one of my favorite techniques also. Thanks for sharing.

Niki

billiejo said...

Wonderful cards Judy and I too, love both techniques! After my first year with TJ (2006?), I realized I was no longer interested in other publications. I found what I wanted right here; so much fun! Thanks for the inspiration.

Rose said...

I love looking at all these cards. I get so carried away by the new techniques that I forget the older ones. Now I need to go back and revisit past newsletters-thanks for these great cards-

cathy said...

I like all your cards, especially the by the sea one.

Anonymous said...

beautiful use of the techniques. I'll have to get out my Stampin Up beach stamp. I've always loved it.
Pat
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Karen McAlpine said...

It's been a really fun month. Great cards and really fun techniques.