Thursday, October 28, 2010


Yes! It's Try That Technique Thursday! This week Diana Enns and I challenged each other to do the Tie Die Wax Resist technique from the October 2006 issue. How fun is that?!

Stamp: I Brake for Stamps
Designer Paper: Bo Bunny

For your chance to win a day on the home page of our Yahoo group, create a card or project with this technique and post it to our Yahoo group. Let's see your stuff!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

One sheet pocket book

Hello Stampers!
Here Hetty and I was wondering if you have ordered your motion CD yet? Here is another peek for what is on this cd. This adorable little booklet I made for the CD and is a great gift at a baby shower. You see here a pink version, but of cource you could also make this in blue (or any other color).

Here you see the front of the booklet. I used some SU! paper to make the booklet. As you see this cute pram on the front: this is made with my circle and scalloped punches. The word stamps and other stamps that have been used are by Club Scrap ( this kit was called Hello Baby).
Inside the booklet you will finde little pockets. These are great for cards and tags, like these little flags stamped with the word baby (font stamps by Club Scrap: Interior Design) and linked by a ribbon.

This is what is inside all the different pockets: a rattle, a bottle, a baby quilt, bib, diapper and onesies.
As you can see tere are some punches involved to make these baby tags. If you click on the picture, you see the enlarged version and you can use these as templates.
Below you find the the pattern of the diaper that fits into the pocket of this cute little booklet.
If you have any questions feel free to send me an email.
Hope you all will have fun with the new CD. Many more fantastic projects for you.
Hetty Sanders
The Netherlands
visit my blog: Craftchaos

Tuesday, October 26, 2010


{Jane Bosi} Sharing a project from the Fancy Folds and Motion CD--now available for preorder!
This is the Kinetic Spinner card and is soooo much fun to make!!! You could even add a photo instead of a stamped image! I, however, have used the Teen Chat stamp set from FireCracker Designs by Pamela. I love this set!! (Remember, FCD won't be around much longer so, get it while you can!) I've used it a few times recently--the images look just my daughter and her friends :)
I hope you're having a grand inky day!
TTFN, Jane

Monday, October 25, 2010

Clipped Corners by Judy Jackson

Hi! Judy Jackson here.

I love this Steampunk set by Artistic Outpost. I used the train station and a few other stamps from this set to create this card.  I watercolored the images of the man and station. Then I used the Clipped Corners Technique from the October 2010 issue of the TJ Newsletter before I placed it on my panel.

The other image and the stamped words were just sponged with color. The crocheted lace trim seemed to just match vintage image the vintage look of the train station. I modified the Technique by Design sketch for this month to allow for the larger stamped image for this design sketch. The script stamp in the corner is from Stampin' Up. The background paper at the bottom is from 7 Gypsies.
Enjoy your week. Take some time to be creative!
Judy Jackson

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Marvelous Marque by Ann

Hey.....Ann Clack here........This is one of the techniques from the new Motion CD......let me tell are gonna want THIS CD!!

This is called Marvelous Marque and it is really easy to do with awesome results.   The 'Joy' on the first picture is pulled apart on the second picture to reveal the picture below.....sooooooo incredibly cool. 

I hope you have your CD order.....this is only one of many really cool techniques!!

Friday, October 22, 2010

Cricut and Stamp, June/July 2010

Hi!  Donna here with what is actually the "Cuttlebug and Stamp" technique in my case.  This technique was the online bonus for the June/July 2010 issue. Handmade flowers are all the rage right now, and I've been fooling around with different ways to make them. I thought these flowers came out pretty cute--they remind me of hollyhocks. When I have a few minutes to spare, I plan to make of a bunch of them from some of my scraps so that they are ready to go when I need them.

Oh, and don't forget...Pat's got a wicked cool and easy way to renew your newsletter subscription now. She's also posted a list of the techniques on the new Fancy Folds and Motion Paper Crafts CD, and you can get all of the details on her post here.

Happy Friday!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Renewing and Ordering

Just some quick I slowly add  shopping-cart features to my website, I will be announcing their availability here. 

I am excited to announce that I just added two new easy-ordering pages! The first is for Technique Junkie Subscribers who may need to renew their subscription (this page applies to anyone who has, or has ever had, a subscription to the newsletter. 
You can access that page HERE.

Secondly, I just finished the Fancy Folds and Paper Crafts CD listing of techniques, and added a direct ordering button to that page, too. It is located HERE.

Thanks for your business!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Smooched Metal Meets Worn Wallpaper by Judy Jackson

As a rubber stamper I have learned to appreciate the various qualities of many inks. Not all inks are created equal. Distress Inks are a unique kind of dye based inks and they are really fun to work with. I have a friend who came over and we spent the morning playing with Distress Inks and using several of the TJ techniques that use Distress Inks. She is a subscriber to the TJ newsletter but hadn't used her Distress Inks until recently.
So this is a card I worked on toward the end of the morning. I didn't get it finished until tonight. The metal tag near the top is where I used the Smooched Metal technique. I used the Brick Texture Fades embossing folder and that is where I used the Worn Wallpaper technique. I added some filmstrip acetate strip, a vintage photo, a ticket piece, Tissue Tape, various ribbons, and a chip board button from my stash to add different elements to the card. This card is larger than most cards I have created. It will likely be a "one-of-a-kind" card. It was certainly fun to make!
I used stamps from Stamper Anonymous and Inkadinkadoo.
I hope you get inky and creative!
Judy Jackson

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Acetate Swirl

Happy Stamping Saturday!! Hello from Kathie McGuire! I'm here today sharing one of the fastest, easiest and most economic TJ technique EVER--"Acetate Swirl" from the Technique Junkies CD#6.

The technique takes only minutes to do! Then, it's only the drying time needed for the glue.

Haven't you tried it yet? If you haven't, please join me in making some fabulous pieces of artwork with this technique! I think you'll agree that Acetate Swirl is a technique that will give you a lot of results for a little effort.

Thanks for stopping by today!


Friday, October 15, 2010

More Technique by Design cards by Judy Jackson


Hi! Judy Jackson here!

Sometimes design sketches just really appeal to me -- and this one from the October 2010 issue of the Technique Junkie Newsletter did for sure! So I created several cards using this design sketch. It is fun to see how different cards will look using the same design sketch. I used the Greeting Card Kids set, a word set, and punches from Stampin' Up! for these two cards. The Halloween card also uses the Worn Wallpaper Technique from the August 2010 Newsletter. Aren't these little girls sweet!
Have a great week! JudyJackson

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Try That Technique: Pearly Stained Glass

Welcome to Diana Enns' and my (Beth) challenge to you. This week we challenge each other, and you, to create a card or project using the Pearly Stained Glass technique from October 2006.

Each week we challenge you to play along, and each week we have regular participants. Why not join in the fun? The prize is having your card on the Yahoo home page for a whole week. Your name will also be on the home page. Isn't that fun?

Congratulations Shelly Schmidt, you are this week's winner. Your card is on our home page.

Stamp: I Brake for Stamps

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Warhol Gnomies....

{Jane Bosi}

Greetings, Friends!
Just a quick share today using the Warhol (2/05) technique along with the Simple Green Spritz (4/08). I got the idea while playing lifeguard at my local YMCA (lots of time to think!) and was able to complete the whole thing in under 20 minutes!!! Gotta love that! I'll have the expanded story on my blog with a bit of a contest in a day or two ;) Be sure to check it out!

Stamps: I Brake For Stamps and Amuse

TTFN, Jane

Monday, October 11, 2010

By the Inch by Judy Jackson

Hi! Judy Jackson here.

Inchies used on cards had been something I wanted to try for some time. That resulted in the By-the-Inch Technique that I created for the October 2010 issue of the Technique Junkie Newsletter. I found I liked turning the squares -- it added to the visual interest of the card.
All of the stamps on this card are from Stampin' Up.
We have a lot to be thankful for -- and stamping and creating are some of those things.
Count your blessings -- and not your stamps -- and then create!
Judy Jackson

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Ann's Twisted Tole

This week's "TRY THIS TECHNIQUE" was for Paper Tole.  I've done this in the past but have ignored it for a long time.  It was fun and easy to do.  You should try it if you haven't before.  For this card, I wanted to do something that was quick and easy.  Most of my cards are NOT quick nor easy so this one would be very different for me.  The image is from one of TJ's sponsors, Twisted Papers.  The background color of the image and the card-stock are a very creamy white.  Really more lovely in person.    Now it is your turn to give the technique a try!!

Friday, October 8, 2010

Sanded Core'dinations Texture Duet

Hi!  Donna here with my first Design Junkies post.  I'll be posting on the second and fourth Fridays of the month from now on.

The techniques I chose to use are Texture Duet (October 2010) and Sanded Core'dinations (April 2010).  I didn't even realize that these two techniques had just been showcased here when I chose them, but that's OK.  These techniques are so versatile, and I think it's fun to see the different looks that are possible using the same basic steps.

The Core'dinations paper I used on my card is called Black Magic, and I love the stuff so much it's hard not to hoard it.  Frankie is from the DoodleFactory Ghoulies collection from Starving Artistamps, as is the sentiment.  I colored both with Copic markers, and you can't see it in this picture, but Frankie's eyes and the letters are shiny because I went over them with a glaze pen. 

Next time your looking for an easy background with lots of textural interest, consider giving these techniques a try!

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Try That Technique, paper Tole

Hi, it's Beth here and it's Thursday and time for Try That Technique challenge. This week Diana Enns and I challenged each other to use the Paper Tole technique from the June 2003 issue of the the Technique Junkie Newsletter.

If you want your chance to be on the home page of the Technique Junkie yahoo home page, all you have to do is create a card using the Paper Tole technique and submit it to the yahoo group.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Welcome to the Technique By Design Blog Hop!

Hi! Judy Jackson here!  Welcome to the Technique by Design Blog Hop for the October-November Technique Junkie Newsletter! There are wonderful projects for you to enjoy and to inspire you on this blog hop.

I chose this gorgeous single rose from Class Act stamps to feature as the focal image. I water colored the rose and added a few highlights with a red marker. My word stamp in the lower panel is from a stamp set called Our Family Tree by Mark's Finest Papers. The metal embellishment uses a technique called Smooched Metal from the October TJ Newsletter.

The design and measurements for this Technique by Design sketch are located on page 6 in the TJ Newsletter.

Make sure you hop through the rest of the Design Team member's blogs (a list is below). Lots of eye candy for you there! Then create a card using the design sketch and follow Pat Huntoon's directions for entering the contest. You will need to send her a scan or photo of your  card using the Technique by Design challenge or share it with the TJ Yahoo group. The prize is terrific!

Because October is the eighth anniversary of the Technique Junkie Newsletter, the prize is extra special: one lucky winner will be TJ Subscriber for Life: all back issues/cds to fill in the collection of whoever wins PLUS all of the projects, issues and CDs for as long as the newsletter is published. Make sure to check out the official rules on Pat's Blog.

Enjoy your week - I hope you find some time to create. - Judy Jackson

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Abalone Technique

The Abalone technique appeared in the October/November, 2010 TJ Newsletter. It gives your image a gorgeous shimmer using Pearl Ex! On this card I used Stampin' Up Sense of Time images with blue, lavendar & gold Pearl Ex on Basic Black cardstock with an Eggplant Envy and Not Quite Navy cardstock mat. The greeting is from the same set, Sense of Time, matted with the Scallop Circle Punch accented with a strip of matching punched Dotted Scallop Ribbon.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Sanded C'Ordinations

Hi Friends! Kathie McGuire here on the first stamping Saturday of the month!!! Are you stamping today? If not, I hope my little book project will inspire you to get out your sanding blocks and join me.

You're seeing the front cover of a mini-book project. To add interest, I used the Sanded C'Ordinations technique from the 4/10 TJ Newsletter on the die cut flowers. It's such a great way to add another dimension to an otherwise single color die cut! And it's fast and easy too!

This book has lots of little pages which hold tags. You can see some of the tags peeking out above the top edge of the book along with the many fibers that I added.

I hope you'll try Sanded C'Ordinations soon and thanks for stopping by today!

Friday, October 1, 2010

Wonderful Texture Duet by Judy Jackson

The Texture Duet technique in the October TJ newsletter is such a great way to use more than one embossing folder. The top folder is one of Time Holtz's alterations embossing folders. The bottom one is called Vintage Wallpaper and is from Stampin' Up. I sponged over the embossed areas with a dark blue to highlight those areas.
I found this rubber stamp with the image of a Rubber Stamper years ago. I have used it on a variety of things -- but mainly those things were all for me: ways to keep track of my tools and inks and things like that. I have never used it on a card before now. The image is by Delafield Stamp Company which is now closed. I added glitter to her sweater, her tool box, and a couple of other things. I used my glitter pen to outline the shelves and the pens and the brushes.
The reason for all this glitter (besides liking it that is!) is the verse below my stamping lady. This sentiment rubber stamp is from Victorine Originals (2278-D ~ Ink on My fingers). I was recently given this stamp and as soon as I saw it, I knew it was the perfect saying to use with my stamping lady! I could hardly wait to team these two stamps together. I own another stamp from this company -- there are some great images and verses on their website. (I love their mermaid!) How many times I have had people come up to me and ask if I knew I had glitter on my face?
Some friends (and their hubbies!) who have visited my home have said to me "You have a problem!" after seeing my stamp room. I admit I have a storage problem. I am now in the process of unmounting nearly all of my wood mounted stamps -- in order to create more space for stamps and other tools! I have a small stamp room. I always trying to think of another way to somehow create MORE room for stuff in my stamp room. It is about 10x11. Almost all of the walls are now covered in either shelves, rods to store punches, gutters to hold rolls of ribbon, drawers, racks, cupboards, etc. etc. etc. My craft table sits in the middle of the room.
Not only does my face have glitter -- but the rug can have a certain shimmer and glimmer if you look at it just right -- or maybe "just wrong!" My fingers nearly always have ink on them - I get ink on my wrists, my arms, but I usually avoid ink on my clothes! I have a desk mat under my stamp table so I don't get ink on the rug! I am also sure that stampers can identify with this sentiment.
So go forth -- get ink on your fingers and glitter on your face and in your hair! Have a GREAT time!
Judy Jackson