Thursday, October 29, 2009

Summer by the Sea

I know this doesn't look like a "fall" card but I have loved these summery, wispy images from Stampin' Up! Doesn't this make you want to head to the beach and avoid the cold that is coming -- at least to the northern climates of the USA!
I colored this image with my Copic markers. I have done a lot of work with those markers while I have been recuperating. I couldn't bring every thing upstairs to the recliner so I had to pick and choose what to have near me. I have also wanted to do more practicing with these markers.
I also added glittery highlights with my Sakura Stardust clear pen. It is too bad you can't see the highlights around all of the layers on the card. I even traced over the word "wish" with the pen.
Enjoy the cold -- and look forward to Spring and summer which will surely come. But not soon enough for me!
Judy Jackson

Monday, October 26, 2009


Welcome to Technique Junkies OCTOBER TREASURE HUNT! This month we have a wonderful array of treasures to give away, while we preview some of the artwork from the Technique Junkie October Newsletter!

You will want to follow the Blog links and gather the TREASURES hidden in each persons posts. At the end of the treasure hunt, put the collection of letters together to see what it says and follow Pat’s directions on her blog to have an opportunity to win a FABULOUS treasure!

The drawing will end Friday, October 30 at 9 a.m. EST.. Pat will announce the winner that morning.

This gorgeous card was created by Chris Dickinson
Stamp Credits: Two Nancy's Art Stamps
The Technique is called Medallion Windows

The treasure you will find here to get you started is " T "

For your next clue, go to Lisa's Blog and then she'll direct you to the next blog, and they'll direct you to the next blog, and so on. If for some reason a link is broken, don't panic, just return here to the list and complete your journey.

From there you will follow the trail to

Chris Dickinson

Jane Bosi

Kimm BT

Manna Caffrey

Beth Norman

Shelly Hickox,

and we end at Pat Huntoon 's Blog, who will hold a drawing with a prize for those who gather the CLUES and answer correctly!

Have fun on your Treasure Hunt and good luck in the drawing!

Friday, October 23, 2009


Hello Everyone-
Just wanted you to know that the Design Team is going to treat you to a few more eye candy Treasures on Monday during the Treasure Hunt! Pat will have some great treasures for you to win too!!!

Come join us on Monday at 7 a.m. Central time! Have a great weekend!

Thursday, October 22, 2009


I just recieved my order from Firecracker Designs By Pamela. I love getting new stamps and had a hard time taking care of my other responsibilities and not playing first! :) Great service, prompt answers to questions and fast shipping...not to mention a great quality of stamps. I am thankful they are vendors of Technique Junkies!

This card features the stamp set So Far Away by Firecracker Designs By Pamela.
I couldn't resist using the SEPIA Technique from the October/ November Technique Junkies Newsletter.

Here are a few more details:
Stamp Set: So Far Away by Firecracker Designs By Pamela
Ink & Cardstock: Caramel, Chocolate Chip, SU Autumn Meadows
Accessories: Antique Brads, Black Marker, Twill, Rounded Tab Punch, Dimensionals

Thanks for stopping by! Have a great day!
Chrissy D

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Burnished Background & Painted Puzzle

Hope y'all are having a wonderful start to your week this week! I also hope you are all enjoying life and the beautiful autumn season. Where I am, the leaves are starting to change their colours and the air is crisp and cold. Just little things I'm thankful for!

Here's a card using 2 techniques, Painted Puzzle, a bonus technique from CD #7 and Burnished Background from the October '09 issue. Both are fun techniques to be sure and the possibilities are endless. If you haven't gotten your latest CD release, I encourage you to do so. The bonus techniques on the CD will blow you away!

On my card, the stamp image on the puzzle is from Paperbag Studio. Background is from Stampin' Up! Click photo to enlarge. Enjoy!

Until next time, may mojo live happily in your heart, and may passion bloom in your soul. Be well!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Snow Buddies

Happy Wednesday!! I'm pleased to be sharing this cute project I made featuring the Sepia technique! What a great technique--currently featured in the TJ Newsletter!

My supplies are all from Stampin' Up! The base of my card is Kraft cardstock. I've also used Brocade Blue, Bravo Burgundy and Ultra Smooth White cardstock. All of my images are stamped in Chocolate Chip. The stamps are from Snow Buddies (Level 2 hostess set) and Sparkly and Bright.

The front panel, which is hard to see in the photo, has torn "snow" banks that are all glittered up! Can't have snow without a little bling!
I hope you've enjoyed my Sepia project and are inspired to try this awesome technique yourself!

TTFN, Jane

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Colorwash Batik

It's fall in the Northern Hemisphere! As much as I hate to see summer fade away, I do love the colors associated with autumn. One of the techniques that shows off those colors---or any others, for that matter---is Colorwash Batik from the December 2006 TJ newsletter. Spray washes of any kind will work for this great technique, and your results will please you.

Leaves image ... a 10-year-old stamp from Embossing Arts Co. Sentiment from Impression Obsession.

Evelyn Spikes
Technique Junkies Design Team

Friday, October 9, 2009

Starry Night

Hello, everyone! Have you ordered your copy of the new Technique Junkies Newsletter CD7? If not, let me just tantalize you with one of the simple background techniques that yields spectacular results. This technique is called Starry Night, and is a bonus technique from CD7.

Here is the background:

And here is the finished card. I went with a simple layout to leave as much of the background visible as possible. The moon image is from a retired Stampin' Up set called Stardust.

Now, go order your copy of CD7! You won't find this technique in any of the newsletters.

Have a great weekend.

Cathy Yamashita

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Autumn Blessings

Faux Painted Paneling from Oct/Nov NL.
This TQ re-creates the look of painted wall paneling.
Stamps are from Inkadinkado.
Embossing Folder from Sizzix
Studio 2 Alcohol Markers, Lemon Yellow, Cool Gray,
Sepia, Cadmium Orange, Chrome Green, Bunt Sienna.
Memento Tuxedo Black and Versa Magic Pumpkin Spice inks.
Card size 5 1/4 x 5 1/4" Envelope size 5 1/2 x 5 1/2.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009


Hello! I hope in your corner of the world you have sunshine. Here in Wisconsin it is rainy and cold today.

I know there hasn't been a lot of action happening this past year on the Technique Junkie Blog, but Pat and the Design team are looking to create more activity here. Our goal is to have TWO projects (at least) posted each week. We are excited to share more things with you!
I do not recall seeing to many cards using the STAND ALONE technique that was put in the February- Match issue. The Stand Alone technique was an ONLINE BONUS for all of you subscribers! If you are a Junkie - you can view more in the Art Gallery HERE.

Here are a few more details for you:

Stamps: Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps, Autumn Blessings

Cardstock: Basic Black, Whisper White, Daisy D's Holly Red

Accessories: Copics, Black Gems, Black and White Gingham

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Come back later in the week to see another beautiful project designed by Cathy.

Chrissy D