Monday, September 27, 2010

Worn Wallpaper meets Halloween by Judy Jackson

I don't often make Halloween cards but I love this SU set called Greeting Card Kids. Isn't this little girl sweet looking?
Last fall I bought a small paper stack of Halloween background paper made by Recollections. There are only a few sheets of each design. So I made four cards using different background designer papers. I knew these papers would be wonderful using the super easy technique called Worn Wallpaper from the current newsletter.
I used a background stamp called Sanded from Stampin' Up. It really did work to make the designer paper look worn out!
The little girl on the pumpkin for each card was watercolored and then sponged around the edges with green ink first and then the dark purple. I used scraps of the background paper as an extra layer behind the focal image of the little girl. It just adds some interest plus it also ties in some of the other colors used on the card. Each card is different and that is just fine!
I hope you have some time this week to do some stamping!
Judy Jackson

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Ann's Polished Stone through the Window

When you read this I'll be enjoying the last day of a week long retreat at the beach for stamping.  I know I'll be in heaven.  This is a card I made for one of the techniques I'm teaching in my Alcohol Inks class.  The image is from Rubberstampave.  Kathy has such awesome cowboy stamps!!  I also used the torn frames for the layer around the sentiment.  Enjoy!! 

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

New Home

Here is Hetty  and I made this card for my daughter, who has her own little appartment this month. For the card I used an old tutorial, but so much fun! It is the "Hidden Slider" from Feb/ March 2005.
It is such a fun way of making a card that i had forgotten about, but looking through all the techniques I thought this is it and it is absolutely not complicate to do. Just follow the instructions. If you are a member of Technique Junkies you can find and see it here:

I made this card with clear stamps from Sweet 'n Sassy (colored with copics) and papers from Papertemptress. The house is made with the cricut (ZooBalloo) and I used a cuttlebug folder to make the bricks on the house (cuttlebug highlight). Also the behind the house you see the use of a cuttlebug embossing folder.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Glitzy Lace and Masked Spellbinders...

Hi Everyone- This is Chris and today I have a few projects to share with you!  The first project uses the Glitzy Lace technique -

Here are the details:
Cardstock: White, Pomegranite, black
Accessories: Lace, Martha Stewart Glitter, Xyron, White Satin Ribbon, Nestibilities, Technique Junkies Newsletter

 My second project I am sharing with you now is one I created during my great productivity!  I started by using the Technique Junkies April/ May 2010 Newsletter - Masked Spellbinders. I used the Labels Ten Nestibilities masking the gorgeous  FALL and WINTER Collage Sheet From I BRAKE FOR STAMPSUsing my airbrush tools and my Copic markers, I used E08, YR24 and YG95 to create a smooth, randomly colored leaf set. I love how it turned out! I then used a stipple brush and sponge to create the borders. Using a gold gel pen and piercing tool I added doodles and accents around the frame.

Stamp Set: FALL and WINTER Collage Sheet From I BRAKE FOR STAMPS
Cardstock: Olive, Pumpkin Pie, White
Accessories: Impressibilities, Tear Drops, Dew Drops, Stipple Brush, Big Shot, Labels Ten Nestibilities, sponge, Airbrush tools, Copic Markers, Mini Glue Dots, Offray Ribbon, Paper Piercing Tool, Gold Gel Pen

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

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Glitzy Lace

Hello, Kathie McGuire here sharing a very bright and glittery card with you today. This card was made using the Glitzy Lace (4/10)technique. Since I love all things shiny, Glitzy Lace is a technique dear to my heart!

I hope you enjoy the card, and have a very bright and glitzy Saturday!!


Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Smooch Painting Sneak Peak from CD 8 by Judy Jackson

I just love this new technique called Smooch Painting on the CD 8. Have you ordered yours yet? Email Pat Huntoon to order CD8 right away! It is such an elegant way to use those yummy Smooch paint colors. And they are so nice and easy to work with.

The pear stamp is by Rubber Stampede and the words are from A Stamp in the Hand. I stamped the words on a teal green vellum I have had in my paper stash for years and years. Isn't it fun when you actually can match papers from your stash? The delicious teal shimmer paper can be purchased from Paper Temptress. The bling are actually faux bad stickers.

This is an ATC I created for a swap and I had fun creating this ATC!

Have a great stamping day!

Judy Jackson

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Somethin' Sweet....

Is what this little Ghostie is!! Jane Bosi comin' at you with a little Halloween fun! I know, I'm cutting it a little close with my Cuttlebug Smoosh (August 2008) share--last week's Try That Technique--but didn't it turn out cool? LOL!! Thursday is just around the corner so, if you haven't tried it--get goin'! There will be a new technique to try in a few days!

The Ghostie stamp is from I Brake For Stamps; the sentiment is Amuse. I've had my eye on that little guy for quite some time. He sure was fun to color with my Copic markers. I also had the chance to pull out my Copic airbrush--that always makes for a good day!

Speaking of good days.....go have one!

TTFN, Jane

Monday, September 13, 2010

Modified Scene Silhouettes by Judy Jackson

My husband and I have the pleasure of grandchildren. While we had our own three children and we enjoyed them very much -- those of you who are grandparents know there is just something special about grandchildren! My youngest grandchild is a boy - Ruben - and he lives with his Mommy and Daddy in Sighisoara, Romania. His parents are missionaries there. So we do not get to see them very often -- but Skype is a wonderful tool!
His second birthday is coming soon and he loves trains. So what could more appropriate than a train card for his second birthday. I used a stencil to create the clouds first and the grass with two different shades of green at the bottom. The train track is a roller wheel stamp. All of the cars of the train are stamped and then cut out and layered on the track on the inside.
There is an accordion fold in the middle so the card can stand up. (Those are not mountains as you might think but a shadow from scanning -- I think I need to clean my scanning bed.) This train scene reminds me of a children's book named Freight Train by Donald Crews. It is a perfect book for toddlers as there are very few words on a page and it is bright and colorful.
I masked the train, added the trees and sponged them to fill in color and to add some depth. I stamped some cattails with first, second and third generation stamping to add interest and some perspective.
Stamp credits are Stampin' Up, Inkadinkado (greeting in the inside), and Stampscapes.
I hope Ruben enjoys his birthday card! Gramma sure enjoys Ruben!
Happy stamping to all of you!
Judy Jackson

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Wisped right Out of the Box by Ann

Ann Clack here!  This is a card for my grand-daughter's birthday tomorrow and features the TJ techniques called Wisped Frames and Out of the box.  The image is from Mo's Digital Pencil......words are Stampin Up!  Colored with copic markers.  I really needed my lightest W.....W1.......but it was AWOL.....;-(

Thursday, September 9, 2010

TRY THAT TECHNIQUE: Cuttlebug Smoosh

Hello TJ friends. It's Beth here with this week's challenge with Diana Enns, and with you. Our challenge is to use the Cuttlebug Smoosh Technique from the October 2007 issue.

My card highlights stamps from I Brake for Stamps and are coloured to match the Cuttlebug Smoosh background.

To enter your card into our challenge, please link up your card, or send it to the Yahoo group. Linking here ensures I do not miss your card.

The winner will have their card posted on the home page of the TJ newsletter yahoo group for the week.

CONGRATULATIONS BARB BENSON. You are the winner of the Cuttlebug Highlights challenge from last week. Your photo is on the home page.

PLEASE NOTE: There will not be a challenge next week as I will be on vacation. The next challenge will be on September 23.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Happy New Year by Hetty

New Year??? It is September. Yes, tonight it is Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year. All over the world Jewish people will eat a sweet apple with honey to wish each other that the coming year will be very sweet indeed. The apple and the honey jar is one of the symbols you see on lots of cards people send each other. I was so happy to find this digital freebie on FireCracker Designsby Pamela. The text I printed with my computer. The apples are colored with copic markers and on this card I  used the whisped frame technique from the Feb/March 2010 newsletter.

Below you find the same digital stamp but used large and smaller. The honey jar I designed myself. This card is called a zig-zag card and is from the latest newsletter Aug/Sept 2010. On both cards I used Club Scrap paper from the Arts 'n Crafts kit.
So I wish all my Jewish stamping friends a "L'Shanah Tovah" (a very happy New Year)  and a wonderful creative beginning of the year 5771.
Info about the Jewish New Year can be found HERE.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Herringbone and a Sample Tutorial

This Herringbone card was one of two Birthday cards I made for my niece. The Herringbone Technique is in the December 2009/January 2010 issue of the TJ Newsletter - AND -- on the upcoming CD8. The cake stamp is from Close To My Heart; the tag/stamp is from Stampin' Up!. 

CD8 will be out shortly - and if you haven't ordered yours, you may want to do so now! The Eighth edition CD has 100 tutorials on it - here is an example of what the tutorials on the CD look like:

100 tutorials in that format - to access, view and/or print whenever you want. It's a great value!
The 8th Edition CD is available right now for pre-order for $14.95 for TJ Subscribers in the US ($15.95 for Canadians, and $16.905 for overseas residents). Non-subscribers may order the CD for 19.95 plus postage.

  Want to renew or subscribe? Renewal or a subscription with the CD is $29.95 ($31.95US for Canadian, $35.95US  Overseas), or without the CD it is $16.95 ($18.95 Canadian; $22.95 overseas).
Simply email me for an invoice or send a check to me to the address below.
Thank you!!
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Saturday, September 4, 2010


HI TJ friends. Happy Saturday!! Kathie McGuire here to show you an old/favorite technique of mine.

Today's card is the ever popular Tri Shutter card that I can't seem to stop making!! I adore the folds and cuts which give me so many little pallettes to display some of my favorite TJ techniques.

The featured technique today is Pencil-Over-Marker, an old favorite of mine from the 2/05 newsletter. I thought it was the perfect technqiue to use on the rose images.

I hope you're off to a great weekend. And remember, make a good weekend even better--go stamp something!!

Stamp Hugs,

Kathie McGuire

Thursday, September 2, 2010

TRY THAT TECHNIQUE: Cuttlebug Highlights

Hello Thursday, and hello stampers! It's time for the Technique Junkie Newsletter's TRY THAT TECHNIQUE challenge. This week Diana Enns and I challenged each other to use the Cuttlebug Highlights technique which is from the October 2008 issue.
This week's card not only uses the Cuttlebug Highlights technique, but I also snuck in the Waxy Cuttlebug technique as well. Who can resist putting the two of them together.

Cuttlebug Highlights were created in turquoise and used in my background, and the Waxy Cuttlebug was used in the foreground. The turquoise heart and background for the sentiment are also the Waxy Cuttlebug.

My main image is from Hero Arts and the other stamps are from Stampin Up!

Each week, you are invited to submit a card using the technique of the week, This week we feature the Cuttlebug Highlights 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.

Last week we highlighted the Fossil Stone technique. CONGRATULATIONS Francine JD Groulx, your Fossil Stone card is now on the homepage. Don't forget, for your chance to win a week on the home page, all you have to do is submit a card using this week's challenge technique.

Thank you for visiting.