Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Prayer Changes Things

Hello Friends! Jane Bosi, here, sharing some more great stamps from I Brake For Stamps and the Level Up technique (August 2010). This is such a soothing technique for me--although, it is hard to see the true results on-line. This "praying hands" image is smaller, too, but trust me when I tell you it looks great in person!

All of the stamps I've used come from the Inspirational Plate #3 at I Brake For Stamps. This is a great plate with lots of wonderful images and sentiments.

How are you Level(ing) Up? Don't be afraid to share with us!

TTFN, Jane

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Leveled Up by Ann Clack

Ann Clack here!  As we speak I'm on my way home from a wonderful trip to California from a car convention.  Yup.....cars and cards.  That's me!!  My name on many sites is Stamps&cars to include both of my hobbies.  Which do I love the best?  Cards of course! But the cars ARE a close second!! This week I have used the Level Up technique in the current newsletter.  The image is so rich in its color......it is from Twisted Papers.  One thing that is really nice about using a vintage digital image is that you can print it off in any size you wish.  Here I printed the image on the bottom a little larger than the one on top.  It is VERY hard to see but I really truly did level up on the image.  The corn husk and the cob are both cut out and mounted on foam tape.  The cob is two levels higher than the base and the husk is one level.   Hope you enjoy!!

Friday, August 27, 2010

Sunflower prayers

Hi, it's Beth here with a card using Wisped Frames.

My sister was layed off at work, so I sent her this pick-me-up.

Sunflower: Flourishes
Sentiment: ODBD

Thursday, August 26, 2010


Hello stampers, it's Beth here with this week's TRY THAT TECHNIQUE challenge.

But what is the technique you ask? The Fossil Stone technique from the April 2006 issue of the Technique Junkie Newsletter. Diana Enns and I challenge each other to trying a new technique each week, so pop over to leave her some love on her Herringbone technique post.
My Fossil Stone technique is behind the I Brake for Stamps butterfly. The background was smudged with ink pads on glossy paper. My flourish is from Fancy Pants, which is no longer available (I was lucky to buy it the moment it came out).
Each week, you are invited to submit a card using the technique of the week, This week we feature the Fossil Stone technique. Post your card on the Design Junkie blog post where I highlight this technique. You can also submit it to the Technique Junkie Newsletter yahoo group as well. We love to see your stuff.
CONGRATULATIONS APRIL PUZZUOLA you are the winner this week. Your card is on the Yahoo group home page.
Have a great day!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Flutter By....

Hi Friends!! Jane Bosi, here, sharing an older technique--Triple Mosaic, June 2006. I was compelled the minute I saw this stamp at I Brake For Stamps to use it for this technique!

After completing the technique piece, I stamped again on kraft cardstock and pieced the butterfly on top--making him all sparkly with my black Spica glitter pen. It looks fantastic in real life!

The inside of the card houses another great stamp from I Brake For Stamps. It's from the Inspiration Plate #3 (as is the "Pray Often" sentiment) and reads:

The Prayer of Jabez
Oh, that you would bless me indeed,
and enlarge my territory,
that Your hand would be with me,
and that you would keep me f rom evil,
that I may not cause pain.
1 Chronicles 4:10
My friend and I had recently been discussing the Prayer of Jabez (it was the basis of a popular book a few years back) and I thought she'd enjoy getting some fun mail :)

Why not go make some fun mail yourself?

TTFN, Jane

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Glitzy Lace

Hi Technique Junkies!! It's your first and third Saturday friend here, Kathie McGuire!! Today, I'm sharing a card I made with lots of glorious glitter!! Have you tried Glitzy Lace from 4/10? It's a technique that will certainly brighten up your day! :-)

Have a bright and cheery Saturday!! Thanks for stopping by!


Thursday, August 19, 2010

Hi, it's Beth here with TRY THAT TECHNIQUE. This week Diana Enns and I challenged each other to use the Herringbone Technique. Diana blows this technique out of the water, and is the technique that caught my attention. From there, our weekly challenge was born.

We now invite the Technique Junkies to join in with us to create a card or project using the technique of the week. This week we work with the Herringbone technique which you can find in the December 2009 issue. It's not too old of an issue, so you should be able to place your fingers on it easily.

Each week we pick one winner who will have their winning card on the Technique Junkie home page for the entire week. Your name will be highlighted along with the name of the technique, and your card. All you have to do is submit a Herringbone card to the Yahoo Group. Please try to remember to link up your card to this post. I don't want to miss your card.

CONGRATULATIONS Jackie Kalchert. You are the winner this week, and will find your card on the Yahoo Home Page.

Stamp: Tiddlyinks digital
Skull and Crossbones: K&Co mat stack

Monday, August 16, 2010


Hello Everyone -
This is Chris here - coming by to share a few projects for you. Thanks so much for taking the time to pop in and see what the Design Team has been creating!

I have THREE cards to share with you today. Here are all of the juicy details...

 Technique: I used the Technique Junkie Newsletter and created the card using FANTASY CHALK Technique. So much fun! This is one of my FAVORITES!
Stamps: Don't Worry from Our Daily Bread Designs
Cardstock: Amethyst, Black, White
Accessories: Copics, Stampin' Pastels, Stickles, Top Note Die,Scor-pal, Scissors, Dimensionals, Dew Drops, Mini Glue Dots, Big Shot

 Here are some more details on my project...
This card uses theMODERN GRID technique from the April/ May 2007 Technique Junkie Newsletter. This technique is sooooo much fun to play with. ARE YOU A JUNKIE YET? :)

Stamp Set: Firecracker Designs by Pamela called Elephants on Parade.
Cardstock: White, Sahara Sand, Garden Greem
Accessories: Technique Junkie Newsletter, Water Based Black Marker, Copics, Cropodile, Twill, Black Jumbo Brads, Circle Punches

Stamp sets: I Brake for Stamps, Thelma and Louise andBirthday Sentiment Half Sheet
Cardstock: Core'dinations, White
Accessories: Copic Markers, Big Shot, Floral Cuddlebug Folder, Sanding Block, Technique Junkie Newsletter, Stickles, Buttons by SU, thread
I used the Technique Junkie Newsletter and the technique Sanded Core'dinations for the strips of papers...

You can see the inside of this card HERE

Thank you for stopping by! I hope you have a FABULOUS day!!!
Chrissy D

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Glimmer Lace by Judy Jackson

The Glimmer Lace technique is such a fun and easy way to add that wow factor to a background. I have even used plastic lace doilies from the dollar store for the lace! Easy to rinse off and use again and again! I chose the colors for the technique to coordinate with the colors in the background paper and other colors used to create this focal image. The flower stamp is a retired stamp from Stampin' Up! and the word Art on the tag is from Heather's Stamping Haven in Nepean, Ontario. Tiny beads are attached with Crystal Effects.
Enjoy your week! I hope some creative time finds its way into your schedule!
Judy Jackson

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Pencil and Ink by Ann Clack

Ann Clack Here!  I hope you enjoy this card.  It uses the Pencil and Ink technique from the recent August 2010 newsletter.  It also uses the Veined Marble technique from August 2007 newsletter.  I had a LOT of fun with the Veined Marble technique and have been slowly working my way through my stash!  The stamp image is from I Brake for Stamps.  This technique is just perfect for this type of stamp....even though it isn't a background stamp like the technique directions show.  Hope you enjoy!

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Hi fellow stampers, it's Beth here with TRY THAT TECHNIQUE, where Diana Enns and I challenge each other to use an older technique each week. This week's challenge is to use the Gated Tag technique from the February 2008 issue.

So does this Gated Tag interest you enough to play along with us?


Each week one card from participants is selected to be on the Technique Junkie Yahoo Group home page for the entire week. How cool is that?

Please link your card Gated Tag card to this post. You can post your card to the Yahoo group too.

CONGRATULATIONS LaVerne Wilson. You are this week's winner. Your Textured Tape card is on the Yahoo group home page.

Good luck to everyone.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Hetty goes back to school!

As a teacher, I always I liked it when the kids came back to school and would find a nice  (but not to expensive) little present on their table with their name on it. This year they will find a little notepad on their table. You could also slip a post-it block in it's place. I have been doing these little blocks before, so if you like to see the other version, please go HERE.

I have made two versions: one for girls and one for boys.
You need a book clip and a (beer) coaster. The pupils are a digital stamp by FireCracker by Designs ( it is free this week until Friday!!) and the technique I used is called acrylic emboss from the new Newletter August 2010.
The text "welcome back" I made with the computer.

The girl and the boy I colored with copic markers and depending on the gender I used the right colors. The background is made with some nestibillities and stuck with some foam tape to the book clip.
For the girls notepad some flowers are added and for the boy I added a pen ( this is a stamp from Club Scrap), but you could also use a die of a pencil or an apple. But I quess you have your own ideas as to decorations.

If you are wondering about the size of the coaster, it is 3,5 x 3,5 inch.
On the boy version, I also used the acrylic emboss technique as a background to the picture. And no, the text is not a mistake, it is welcome back to school in Dutch!

Hope your class will be surprised seeing this and have a wonderful schoolyear 2010-2011!

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Paper Tole

Hello TJ friends!! Kathie McGuire here today with an oldie from 6/03 called Paper Tole. I love this technique today as much as I loved it 7 years ago!! It's so fast and easy and adds such a great dimension to your cards and other paper craft projects.

This card was fast and easy because I used background paper on the base card. The Paper Tole flower was layered onto a large Prima type flower, giving it much more interest and dimension.

I hope you'll try Paper Tole!

Have a great weekend!!


Thursday, August 5, 2010

Try that Technique -- Card #2 from Pat

As you know, today's Try that Technique is Textured Tape from the October 2005 issue of the Technique Junkie Newsletter. I actually made TWO cards for this technique: the one above, and the one on my personal blog HERE: http://patstamps.blogspot.com.  Obviously I made this from the same background as the other -- but I like how I can use them in two different ways. The card on this blog has a more elegant feel to it; my blog has a more whimsical feel.

This card uses Starving Artistamps Fossil stamps and a Seaside Stamping saying with the Out of the Box Technique (October 2004 TJ Newsletter). If you look closely you can see that I embossed the background and highlighted the embossing. I love this card in person!

Beth's post below this one shows an exquisite example of using the technique rich with color. I found her card VERY inspirational!  Now...it is time for YOU to Try that Technique!

Tuesday, August 3, 2010


Hi, it's Beth here with TRY THAT TECHNIQUE. This week Diana Enns and I challenged each other to use the Textured Tape technique from the October 2005 issue.

It's an old technique, but one I think should come out again because it is so easy and pretty.

I have a tutorial, using this card, on my blog.

Each week we offer a prize of being on the Technique Junkie Newsletter Yahoo Group home page. All you have to do is create a card or project using this technique and link up to this post. You can post it to the Yahoo group, but please try to link up to this post too. I don't want to miss your card.

CONGRATULATIONS Barbara Washington. You are the winner because you created a card using the Ink Wash technique. Your card is on the Yahoo group home page.

Monday, August 2, 2010

TJ August Design Sketch by Judy Jackson

The Technique Junkie Design Challenge Blog Hop begins here! We have this wonderful Degin sketch for you to try. I think this is a fun sketch! The dimensions can be found be on the August/September TJ newsletter subscriber page at www.patstamps.com .

 This Smooch Painting card is a Sneak Peak for CD 8. Smooch Painting is such a wow technique -- and to create a glamorous card. Smooch Painting is not in the August TJ newsletter but it is on CD 8!

Have you ordered CD 8 yet? If not, get your fingers typing and send an email quick to Pat Huntoon (phuntoon@optonline.net) and order it! There are several wonderful techniques and more design sketches -- none of which are in any TJ newsletter! The CD offers the same terrific format as all of the newsletters.

My focal image of violets is from Markie's Finest Papers and is created with the Smooch Painting technique. Worn Wallpaper is my second technique and is the lower panel. I used some scraps of my gold card stock to create the hand made brads on this lower panel. The verse is an Inkadinakadoo stamp.

You too can have an opportunity to participate in this Challenge! Pat will be offering a prize at the end of the Technique By Design Challenge through a drawing for those who PARTICIPATE in the challenge! You will need to comment on her blog AND CREATE a card sharing the link to their project. The prize will be an assortment of products from our Fabulous Vendors. 

Be sure you follow all of the blogs for this Design Challenge Blog Hop through the Technique Junkie Design Team members. Pat has a wonderful prize for the winner who will be chosen randomly.

Now start HOPPING to see some of the fabulous ideas the Design Team has created for your viewing pleasure...

Thank you for stopping by! HAPPY HOPPING!

Judy Jackson