Friday, January 18, 2019

TJ Inkspirations: Love on Sale!

I don't have a video for you today, since I am off to Creativation (formerly CHA) this week. I hope to come home with some new products, new ideas, and lots of inspiration to share in the coming year.

I DO have a sale for you, though. All of the stamps in the LOVE Category are on sale for 20% off now through January 31st, so that you can stock up on Valentine stamps in plenty of time. Just add them to your shopping cart and they will be discounted automatically.
Make sure to check out the Technique Junkies Facebook group for fun photos from the show floor!

You Stole My Heart
Hugs ad Kisses by Jeanne Streiff
I hope you are a little inkspired by today's issue. See you next week!

Pat Huntoon
Technique Junkies LLC 

Thursday, January 17, 2019

My Sister, My Friend

Hello friends! 

Hope you all are having a great day!
Today I want to share with you this beautiful Caladiums image!!

Here are the details:
* Stamp the Caladiums on white cardstock in Black ink, color image with markers and pencils.
* Die-cut panel, then spray Dazzle Shimmering Bliss Topper, set aside to dry.
* Stamp sentiment "My Sister, My Friend" on gray cardstock in purple ink, adhere to panel, tie ribbon around.
* Die-cut a panel in bright pink and adhere it behind stamped panel.
* Adhere panel to a white card base, size A2 card.
Embellish with white rhubarb nuvo drops.

Here you can see the how shimmery the panel is.

You can get these products with a 10% discount using my TJ10Giovana code.

Hope you like it.
Have a fantastic day!

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Glitter Tape Fun

I won't lie ... I'm a bit of a glitter-phobe (okay more than *a bit*).  I can't stand finding little bits of sparkle all over my clothes & my home ... which is why I'm a fan of the new Glitter Tape at Technique Junkies.

No stray glitter ... just a stripe of super-glittery goodness that all stays on your card (where it belongs).

Remember, you can use my code TJ10Stephanie for 10% off the entire store (including this fun Glitter Tape).

I like using my MISTI to apply glitter tape.  It's easy to remove the overlap from the mouse pad or the glass surface ... and the grid lines help me line things up.  The Glitter Tape is forgiving like washi tape ... so if you need to re-position, it's super-easy.

This is the beautiful Olive Green.  I attached four equally-spaced horizontal strips to frame my image Faith Family Farming image ... the perfect touch of sparkle that even works for a masculine design.

I also like attaching the Glitter Tape diagonally ... this is the gorgeous Copper Tape.

I trimmed down my panel to frame some fun Why Fit In Giraffes (the 2nd guy is photo-bombing).

I couldn't resist adding some googly eyes to the Why Fit In Giraffes.

Love those fun little guys. 

If you're a glitter-phobe like me (or even if you're not) can't wait to see what you create with the fun selection of Glitter Tape in the store.

Tuesday, January 15, 2019


Hello Junkies!!! 

This new stamp "You Stole My Heart" from the January 2019 new release is cuteness overload and what an adorable Valentine greeting it makes for any age!  

I swear each month's new release of stamps is so loaded with creative possibilities that it makes me want them all.  You too?  I get giddy thinking of all the happy cards I could make with them.  But, it's not just the new ones....there are so many fabulous older stamps in the TJ Store too, as well as TJ's own Shimmering Bliss sprays (I used "Festive Flamingo" sprayed through a stencil for the background on my card below) and lots of other products and stamping accessories we all love have and play with.   

If you'd like to shop a little and would like a discount to the stamps and some of the products, here's my personal discount code for you, TJ10CHERI.  Go shopping and have some fun creating with these wonderful stamps.  

Thanks so much for stopping by today and I hope you found some inspiration.  

Monday, January 14, 2019

Eiffel Tower in the Spring

I found this information about the Eiffel Tower on the internet and thought I would share it with you.  These are not my own words.
The Eiffel Tower, as the name might suggest, was designed and built by Gustave Eiffel's engineering company, Compagnie des √Čtablissements Eiffel

Contrary to popular belief, however, Eiffel himself has very little to do with the tower's design and actual construction.  The tower was designed by two of Eiffel's senior engineers, Maurice Koechlin and √Čmile Nouguier. The tower's design came about after a discussion about a suitable centerpiece for the 1889 Paris Exposition.

The Eiffel Tower was originally constructed for the 1889 Paris Exposition.
It was specifically intended as the grand entrance to the Exposition and was not meant to be a permanent feature of the Parisian skyline. After its official inauguration in March of 1889, the tower was supposed to stand for 20 years and be dismantled in 1909.

This was the total time limit awarded to Eiffel for his permit to build it. Once ownership reverted to the City of Paris the original plan was to dismantle it. In fact, part of the original competition rules was for the winning structure to be easily dismantled. But as it provided a great radio antenna it was allowed to remain standing after the permit's expiration.

So  groups of  tourists travel to see the Eiffel Tower many years after it was built. 

I used Technique Junkies Shimmering Bliss sprays to color the scene.   The Technique Junkies Collage Eiffel stamp is so lovely.  The truck comes from the Technique Junkies Stamps Enjoy the Ride.  I used a small portion of  Technique Junkies Key Script to stamp the die cut circle at the top left. 

Please remember using the discount code TJ10Judy will discount your entire order amount by 10%.  

Have a wonderful day, and get inky!

Sunday, January 13, 2019

My Friend In Paris

My card today features the January release stamps Paris Postmark and French Sentiments
I went neutral with my background, stamping the Paris Postmarks onto kraft card stock, and adhering it to a kraft A2 card.  Before I adhered it, I dyed the edges of the card front with Blueprint Sketches distress ink, and added a satin ribbon and double looped bow.

I stamped the Mon Ami (My Friend) from the French Sentiments set, onto a kraft card stock scrap, mounted it onto a piece of some dyed blue to match the card front, and adhered with foam tape for dimension.  I also distressed the edges of the main panel and this piece with vintage photo distress ink.

My middle school granddaughter takes French, so she was able to tell me what the sentiments in the French Sentiments set say.

Did you know that you can get a 10% discount on these or any stamps in the Technique Junkies line by using my code, TJ10 Lynda, at checkout?  Bon shopping!  

Hope you were inspired by my card.  


Saturday, January 12, 2019

Shiplap & Sunflowers

Hello Junkies! 
It's Ceal here to share a card using one of our January releases, Weathered Wall which remind me of shiplap.  I love all things farmhouse so you can imagine how much I love this background stamp, especially paired up with the Single Sunflower. You can save 10% off these two stamps plus you entire order (excluding clarence) by using my code TJ10Ceal

To create this card I started with a white top folding card base, a gray panel and a white panel to stamp the image on. I stamped the Single sunflower and then masked it off and stamped the Weathered wood background in Gina K Moonlit Fog. 
I removed the mask and then colored the sunflower using Copic markers. To finish the card I added the Just For You greeting.