Friday, December 28, 2012

Holly Brown: Snow Family in the Window

Hi Junkies!  It's Holly posting today.  I'm sharing this cute winter scene with y'all today.  I used the Faux Painted Paneling technique (10-09 issue) in the background and then added the window with the sweet snowfamily in the window.  I wanted to have a little fun so I went with pink and blue and yellow and green when I was coloring the snowmen.  The dies and stamp (Stampavie) are from Classy Cards 'n Such, one of our TJ vendors. 

Here's hoping you have a wonderful weekend!!


Thursday, December 27, 2012

Scribble Borders Tutorial

Nancy Dawson here with the Scribble Borders Technique featured in the December 2012/January 2013 Newsletter! Such a fun and easy technique. I especially like it for the bold stamps and male-oriented cards!

Now that the holidays are winding down, I hope we all  have more time for creating. Hope everyone had a very Merry Christmas and had lots of quality time with friends and family.

Happy Stampin' & Scrappin'
Nancy

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Merry Christmas


Just a quick post to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a safe, healthy and most impotantly, a creative 2013.
This card utilizes the Masked Spellbinders technique from the April 2010 issue and the stamp is from Stampscapes. Enjoy!!!

I will see you next year!

Jackie K

Monday, December 24, 2012

Ribbon Tab Border by Judy Jackson


Happy day to you from Judy Jackson.  I also used Rainbow Edges technique.  If Cinderella's glass shoes had any texture - I think they might look this!  I love this shoe and the verse from Impression Obsession.  The shoe is a Close to My Heart stamps.

I used a variety of ribbons to add variety and interest. Both techniques are from the current December/January newsletter.  I can visualize how this technique could be used for Christmas cards.   Mine are done -- or at least the focal image is done and they won't be able to utilize this technique. 

Flat backed sticky pearls are used an embellishment.

Be crafty today!

Judy Jackson

Friday, December 14, 2012

Holly Brown: Stained Glass Stickles Noel Window


Hi Junkies!  It's Holly posting today.  I used the Stained Glass Stickles technique in the window on this card -- such a gorgeous and elegant way to add glitter to your creations.  The dies and pearls are from Classy Cards 'n Such, one of our TJ vendors.  Don't forget to use the special discount code found in your latest issue of Technique Junkies to save money while shopping!  

Have a wonderful holiday season with your family and friends!


Monday, December 10, 2012

A Rainbow Edged Christmas Cards by Judy Jackson



Soft pastels are used in this wonderful Rainbow Edged techqniie.  It just goes with this Nativity stamp from Stampin' Up! The verse is an unknown stamp.   One Christmas card done ~~ many to go!

Have a great and crafty day!

Judy Jackson

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Ann Clack here!

Christmas is coming soon so here are a couple of quickie gift card holders.  I made these for a friend who needed them for gift giving.  I altered the original directions to make the card a little wider.  Hope you enjoy and are inspired to make some gift card holders of your own.  The blue flower is from a stamp set I got from Gina K Designs.  The iris stamp is one of the first stamps I ever purchased in 1987 from Personal Stamp Exchange.....still love that stamp!  It is colored with copics.

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Joint Blog Hop with eclectic Paperie, and Sweet & Sassy Stamps!

Good morning from Judy Jackson. I am a Design Team member for the Technique Junkie Newsletter.    I love stamping and I love using new techniques to create cards, scrapbook pages, and various projects!   This is a Joint Blog Hop for three wonderful companies -- Technique Junkie newsletter, eclectic Paperie, and Sweet and Sassy Stamps.   I used the Pocket Post-It Pad technique from the Technique Junkie Great Gifts CD which all of the projects come from for this Blog Hop!
eclectic Paperie is an online boutique for all who love paper crafts. They have an eclectic assortment of products, supplies, tools, and materials to assist you in your quest for creative expression.  They know you will find something to "feed your creativity".
Technique Junkie Newsletter is a bi-monthly publication with step by step tutorials which encourage you to use your supplies in fun and creative ways. TJN also produces tutorial CDs with printable PDFs in a variety of themes. 

Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps is a small, family-owned, Christian company offering exclusive images and designs in both clear and digital stamps.  They also carry a small number of exclusive die designs, some of which coordinate with our stamps.

And now for my project:


I will tell you there is a slight error in the instructions for this technique.  You will need to score at 3 1/4, 3 3/4, and at 4 1/4 inches to create this wonderful project. 

I used papers, buttons, Baker's Twine,  hat pins,  and a cloth tag from eclectic Paperie.  I used the Vintage Ornaments Clear Stamp Set  from Sweet and Sassy Stamps. 

These people are  participating in the Joint Blog Hop:
From Sweet 'n' Sassy Stamps:
Monika Davis
Ceal Pritchett
Giovana Smith
Cathy McCauley   
Jennie Harper

From Technique Junkie Newsletter:
Judy Jackson
Holly Brown
Ann Clark
Jane Bosi
Jackie Kalchert
Pat Huntoon

From eclectic Paperie:
Sherry Cheever
Mary-Ann Maldanado
Micki Harper
Broni Holcombe
Julie Masse
Here are other views of my project:

I added some of the paper from eclectic Paperie on the inside to add some more stability to my project.
And here is some important information for you:
Each of the companies will be giving away a prize randomly drawn from their designers' blogs as follows:
            eclectic Paperie: 25% discount on a future order
            Swwet 'n' Sassy Stamps: $15 store credit
            Technique Junkie Newsletter: Great Gifts CD or any TJN CD of winner's choice
  • The winners will be posted on each company's blog by Sunday, December 9th
  • To be included in the prize drawings, please comment by midnight Friday, December 7th.

My supplies from eclectic Paperie are paper from Echo Park: Winter Wishes, Baker's Twine from The Twinery - http://eclecticpaperie.com/twinery.html, buttons from http://eclecticpaperie.com/buttonsgalore.html, crystal hat pin from http://eclecticpaperie.com/mayaroad1.html, and a mini canvas banner from http://eclecticpaperie.com/micapeba.html
The Great Gift CD from Technique Junkie is a wonderful resource for hand crafted gifts not only at Christmas and Hanukkah ~~ but all through the year!  Have you purchased your own Great Gifts CD yet?
And now you can follow the link below to the next blog on this wonderful Joint Blog Hop!  I hope you will enjoy our projects and our efforts!  Happy Gift crafting!

Judy Jackson

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Welcome Baby with Collage Strips






Hi, it's Beth Norman here with today's card which uses Collage Strips.  It is such a pretty technique, don't you think?  I sponged several colours of ink on the cardstock to give the appearance of tie die.  My cute stamp comes from I Brake for Stamps.  Thank you for stopping by. Happy stamping!

Marbled Skin from CD 10 by Judy Jackson



The Marbles Skin technique is very interesting to make.  You have an idea of how it will look when you done but not really.  Be sure and let it dry completely. Mine took almost 24 hours to dry.

The stamps are from Stampin' Up and the focal image is water colored.   This will be one of my Christmas cards.

I hope to be done with my cards very soon!  How are you doing?

Judy Jackson

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Embossed Puzzle by Judy Jackson

 
 
 
This Embossed Puzzle technique is from the Technique Junkie August/September newsletter.  But it just fit the focal image from Stampin' Up and highlighted it so nicely.  This makes a wonderful Christmas card.
 
The image is colored with Copic markers.
 
One of my goals for this year is to have all of my Christmas cards made early.  and I did accomplish that goal!  I hope all of your Christmas preperations are going well.  Enjoy this season of celebration.  I hope you have crafting goals of your own! 
 
 
Judy Jackson