Monday, January 28, 2013

Reverse Clear Stamped Butterfly by Judy Jackson



The Reverse Clear Stamped technique is just so cool! It is from the current Technique Junkie newsletter.  I love this stamp from Close to My Heart.   I do wish that this butterfly could fly Spring here a little faster. I am tired of cold weather! 

The focal image is layered on black and then on some scraps of technique papers from so long ago I do not remember what the technique was!  Background paper is layered on the card base.   a strip of the background paper is adhered under the punched out border. 

I hope you have had a wonderful day and the weather is clear and sunny wherever you are! My hubby and I head to Florida today.  I will be stamping while I am there!

Have a great day!

Judy Jackson

Saturday, January 26, 2013

In the Middle for my Friend

It is funny what you find when you are cleaning up your stamp room.  My desk has a real nasty habit of piling up so today was the depiling day.  I found the front of this card that I had made a few months back.  Funny how it looks better today than the day I made it.  That cool looking rose stamp isn't really a stamp at all.  It is actually the cut off end of a bunch of celery.  Isn't that cool?  I used a Technique Junkie technique called in the middle. 

The other thing I found on my desk while cleaning up was a project that was only half finished.  I did an image trade with a friend and my images back to her have been delayed......a LONG time!  I thought, Enough is enough!!  I finished getting them stamped up and they will go with this card to her. 

I hope that you enjoy!

Friday, January 25, 2013

Shimmer Glimmer Sparkle and Shine CD Blog Hop!! by Judy Jackson


Welcome!  Do you love shimmer and glimmer and shine? Then have we got a Blog Hop for YOU!!

Today is a big day for  the Technique Junkie community!  The Design Team has the pleasure of  showing our Blog readers a few of the gorgeous techniques on the newest CD!  So hop along and enjoy the journey through our Blog HOP.  This blog post is the beginning of the Blog Hop and we all hope you will enjoy the hop! 

My first card (above) is the Foiled and Glittered technique.  This is one of those techniques that made me say, "Oh wonderful!  I have that gold leafing and I haven't used it in years!"  There  is no stamping but I used a embossing folder and a die cut on this card.  The shimmer is just beautiful on this card!

My next card (above) uses the Distressed Pearls technique.  Stamp credits belong to Artistic Outpost.I also used the Cuttlebug Smoosh technique from November 2007. I used Distress Stains instead of brayering ink. Oh so shimmery!


This card (above) uses resist technique called Distress Shimmer Resist. This is one of my favorites on this CD.  You never know exactly how the card stock will look when you are done, and I love the variations of colors and the shimmer on this card.   Stamp credits go to Stampers Anonymous and Stampin' Up! Just gorgeous shimmers!



My last card (above) for you today uses the Distress Marker Shimmer.  It is a wonderful way to create an unusual background.  I also used some scraps of designer paper for additional interest.  Stamp credits go to Stampin' Up. Such sparkle!

I just love this Glimmer Shimmer Sparkle and Shine CD.  I know you are going to love all of the cards and projects from the Design team on this Blog Hop!  Make sure you visit every blog on the Hop.

will take you directly to the picture index for the CD.  Isn't that a wonderful sneak peak?  And her are all the Blog Hop participants -- make sure you make a comment on every blog!  Directions for how to purchase this Cd are on this blog -- and on every other Design Team member's blog, as well as on Pat Huntoon's blog.  What are you waiting for?  Order the CD now.

Judy Jackson           http://techniquejunkies.blogspot.com
Beth Norman      http://sunflowers-dragonflies.ca/blog
Ann Clack        http://createdbyann.blogspot.com
Holly Brown      http://glitterstampsandink.blogspot.com    
Shelly Schmidt    http://shellymc2.blogspot.com
Hetty Sanders         http://craftchaos.blogspot.com
Jane Bosi                http://janesaddiction.typepad.com
Tricia OBin             http://thepassionatestamper.blogspot.com
Pat Huntoon     http://patstamps.blogspot.com
One random hopper will win a CD!  Hoppers  need to comment on all blogs

to be considered in the drawing! Pat Huntoon will announce the winner on her blog the week following our blog hop.

   
Now after reading all of this information -- please start the hop -- and enjoy every project, every card, and every glittery, shimmery, and sparkly creation!  I just know Beth will wow you with her creation!
Have a super sparkly day!
Judy Jackson

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Triple the Fun

It's a very chilly morning here in Central Virginia! Good Morning to all, Nancy Dawson here with a great technique featured in the February, March 2013 TJ Newsletter!

Rich Razzleberry, Lucky Limeage and Pink Pirouette is the color combination. I used Stampin' Up's new O' Whale stamp set and Patterned Occasions from Sale-A-Brations. Love the idea you can cut the whale with the matching Sizzlits Die! Triple the Fun is such a super technique, now give it a try and I'm sure you will get hooked!

Have a great stampin' day,
Nancy

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Cricut Embossing


Hello everyone,
Two weeks has once again gone by in a flash. The technique I used is the Cricut Embossing technique from the Emboss or Die CD. This is a really fast and effective technique that I will most certainly be using again. If you haven't given it a try, I suggest you do. You will not be disappointed! The sentiment stamp is from Club Stamp and one of my favorites. The Cricut cartridge I used is Damask Decor.
 
If I may, I have a couple of tips for this technique:
     1.) When you remove the cutting housing from your Cricut to turn the needle around, turn the housing dial to the highest setting (which is #6). This will give you you a better impression.
   2.) If you are not pleased with the impression, turn it over and use your embossing stylus to improve it. Place it on a soft mat so that you can get a good embossed look.
 
That's all for now. I will "see" you again in a few short weeks.
Jackie K

Monday, January 21, 2013

Glimmer, Shimmer, and Shine CD Sneak Peak by Judy Jackson

 
Do you love using glimmer and shimmer and shine in your projects?  I do.  Then this coming Friday, January 25, we have a Blog just for you!  This is one of my cards on the CD.  That is metallic gold paper behind the iris focal image and the embossed metal.  The happy birthday stamp is from Stampin' Up.

I really do wish you could see this card in person. This scan doesn't do it justice. The shimmer and shine are just wonderful. The iris has gold leafing and the background is glitter. Oh my how it sparkles!

There is a layer of embossed metal inked up with alcohol inks.  The metal was a "scrap" from some other project.  I save those types of pieces in a drawer and I regularly look through that drawer for elements to use on my cards and projects.

I hope you save some time on Friday to come and hop along with the Technique Junkie Design Team. We have some wonderful projects ready to inspire you!

Stampingly yours,
Judy Jackson

Monday, January 14, 2013

Inked Shadows by Judy Jackson

 
I used a die cut from Sizzix.  I sponged ink on the flowers as well.   Stamp credits are from Stamp Camp. I spritzed some glimmer spray to add some highlights!  I LOVE glimmer spray!  It often adds just the right touch.
 
I hope you Christmas holiday was just wonderful!
 
Judy Jackson

Saturday, January 12, 2013

When Mojo Hides

Ann Clack here with a little advice on what to do when Mojo is hiding from  you!  Tonight when I went into the Stamp Hole to create this card, I had NO idea what to do.  So, I thought I would tackle the problem with a little different approach.  I grabbed the first TJ technique idea that I saw in my room.  It happened to be this Leaf on which I had used the BigShot Hammer technique.  From there I went to my trusty box of backgrounds and found the Ghostly Spatters background.  Add the papers, ribbon and a little edge distressing and you have created!!  Mojo may have been hiding but I got my assignment done in spite of it!  enjoy!

Friday, January 11, 2013

Holly Brown: Ribbon Tab Border with Butterfly


Hi Junkies!  It's Holly posting today, and I'm sharing this card that uses the new Ribbon Tab Border technique.  This technique is in the latest issue of Technique Junkies (Dec 2012/Jan 2013), and it really is a lot of fun.  If you have a ton of ribbons like I do, this is a great way to use them up.

The background script stamp is from Cornish Heritage Farms and the sweet butterfly/flower stamp is from Sweet n Sassy Stamps (a TJ vendor).  I colored the floral stamp with Copic markers and then cut it out and used dimensionals to pop it up on the script background.  I had a great time picking and choosing ribbons to match up with the colored image.  :-)

I hope you have a wonderful weekend!  Get inky!!


Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Stickers Galore



 
Well two weeks does fly by when you throw a couple of holidays into the mix! This card uses the Stickers Galore technique from the current newsletter. I added the gesso option as I think you can barely make out in the photos.. The center focal point was cut out with my Cricut from the Paper Lace cartridge. Fun isn't it? The stickers are just a random bunch I found in my folder. The stamp is from Ikadinkado. This is a fast easy and fun technique...Thanks Hetty! Isn't it amazing that there is ALWAYS some reason to make a card? Well Valentine's Day is the reason for this card. Give this technique a try. I think you will be pleasantly surprised.
Thanks for stopping by. See you back here is two more weeks.
Happy New Year!
Jackie K

Friday, January 4, 2013

Tri-Shutter Christmas Card

Hello TJ Friends~ Kathie McGuire here on your stamping weekend with a Tri Shutter Christmas card. This technique can be found on the Fancy Folds and Motion CD. 40 of my christmas cards this year were Tri Shutter cards. Although I've been making Tri Shutters for a long time, I had never made so many for Christmas cards. Hands down, I never received so many wonderful calls and emails with comments about the cards. I'll be sharing a lot of them here with you over the next several months, so be sure to revisit me here often! The majority of the panels are covered with purchased background papers. The long, thin center panel(teal colored holly) is metal from Add A Little Dazzle along with the small panels which are silver with a magenta design. I embossed both metal panels with a Cuttlebug folder and then used a sanding block to remove the color. Metal is so much fun to work with! Thanks for stopping by today! Kathie