Thursday, December 30, 2010

Skewed Pyramid for Chinese New Year

Hi, it's Beth here with Skewed Pyramid from this month's issue.

Are you enjoying the holiday season? Did you eat enough ham and turkey? I did.

My Skewed Pyramid card is perfect for my Chinese New Year party that I have each year. Guests are surprised with a home-made card every year, and I'm excited to share this cute card.

Image is from I Brake for Stamps and works perfect with the technique. Sentiment is a rub-on from a package that I bought at Hobby Lobby.

Image was coloured with Prismacolor pencil crayons. Oh how I love my Prismacolors. I have done many tutorials, on my blog, using them.

Try That Technique will resume next week. In the spirit of the holiday season, I will announce that the technique for the week of January 6th is Wet Stencil from April 2009. This will give you plenty of time to get your cards started. We would be thrilled to have more of you join in, in our challenges. Pretty please :)

Have a fabulous week. Thanks for stopping by.

Monday, December 27, 2010

Acetate Flowers by Judy Jackson

I used a digital image of a map and stamped the background words and images. I happen to find the fabric brads with a travel theme in a craft store -- and they were being discontinued from their stock.
The acetate flower was fun to create and added a very interesting element to the card.
Acetate flowers can add a lot to a card or to a scrapbook page.
Stamp credits are from Stampin' Up!
Have a great week! and be creative!
Judy Jackson

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Motion CD Flamingo

I hope that many of you had a Merry Christmas and that all of you have a wonderful new year!!  Today is Christmas and here is a bright pink flamingo from the new Motion CD!  If you would like to win one of these CD's, hop on over to my blog at to sign up!  This is called Marvelous Marque and it is, of course from the new Motion CD!  

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Plaid Christmas

Hi, it's Beth here with Merry Christmas wishes in Plaid, a technique from this month's issue.

A very Merry Christmas to you and your family, and Happy Holidays too.

Stamp: IBFS

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Happy New Year from Hetty

Here is my last post for this year and I have a fun project for your to start the New Year.
A card you can send your friends and they will enjoy it for a year! isn't that fun?

It is a standing card with a calendar on top. A card you can put on your desk.
The template for this card you can find here:
and the template for the year is here:
Save this template to your computer and you can print it as many times as you want.
I do have a tip: print it in mirror image on the paper you want to use
and cut it from the back, this way you do not see any tines at the front.

Fot the mini calendar I used a free program at Red Castle
or go to my blog where you can download it.

On the front panel of the card you see used the Brick Wall technique from the latest TJ newsletter Dec/Jan 2010-2011. As I do not have the punch I just cut strips of paper and cut them at the desired lenght of the stones. Now you see a cup coming out of the side of the card. Well, that is another fun technique.

This is an online bonus technique called Hidden Surprise. The text is printed with the computer and the cups are a digital stamp by FireCracker Design by Pamela colored with copic markers.
At the moment Pamela's shop is closed after selling off all her rubber stamps, but in the New Year she will be back with the digitals stamps. Don't forget to check her freebies on Friday. She now has the cutest snowman for grabs.

Have a creative day
and I hope 2011 will be a very creative year! 

Monday, December 20, 2010


Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! This is Chris Dickinson here! I had so much fun creating this Easel Card Box. This technique is one that we have a Step by Step pictorial instructions on the Fancy Folds and Motions Cd from the Technique Junkies Newsletter. I love having this cd, because I can take it everywhere I go and have 60 techniques all in one place. Easy to find and even better easy to use!!! You can find all of the details on how to purchase it on the side bar to the right. 

Here are some more details:
Stamp Set: The Greatest Gift from Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps
Cardstock:Basic Grey Wassail, Neenah White, Espresso
Accessories: Scor-pal, Stitched Ribbon, Copic Markers, Circle Punches, Labels Punch, Felt Snowflakes, White Brads,

Thanks so much for stopping by and taking a peek! Hope you all have a wonderful week!
Chrissy D

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Side Step Christmas


Good Saturday morning TJ friends from Kathie McGuire!!!

I'm having a blast with the Side Step technique from the Technique Junkies Fancy Folds and Motion CD! It's loaded with great projects, and this is my current favorite.

The base for this card was pre-printed, but I took the liberty of giving the reindeer red noses with a little pearl paint. Wish I could remember the stamp company for the sentiment (I borrowed the stamp from a friend)--I thought it fit perfectly on the side portion of the card. The "ornament" came in a button package, so I added a ribbon on top and a bling-a-ling in the center. The gold snowflakes were buttons; I cut the shanks off with a jewelry cutter so I could glue them flat to the "steps".

Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you're enjoying all of the season's festivities wherever you are in the world!!

Kind wishes,


Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Clowin' Around..

{Jane Bosi} LOVIN' the brand new clown images by Rick St. Dennis over at I Brake For Stamps! The Sepia technique (October 2009) and this fantastic designer paper really make the image pop! I love the Sepia technique because it's so versatile and produces consistant WOW results! Try it--you'll agree! I'm running "Clown Week" over on my blog--a new technique and a new clown everyday! C'mon over!

TTFN, Jane

Christmas Deconstructed Collage by Judy Jackson

I have had this Christmas Collage stamp a long time. I unmounted it within the last year and forgot to make a note of the manufacturer. I have tried to find out who makes this stamp to no avail -- so if you know please let me know.
This is a terrific technique from the December-January TJ newsletter. I really like this technique because it a good way to add details and highlights to a collage image. I decided to have the star and the word images --which are the Names of Jesus - just be in the background. So the Babe in the manger and the scroll were the only images that I "deconstructed." I layered the image on this beautiful background paper from Stampin' Up.
I think the elements of the card create a lovely card with a wonderful message.
May be your Christmas be one of true peace and joy. God bless you all! Happy crafting!
Judy Jackson

Friday, December 10, 2010

Soft 'n Sparkly

Hi!  Donna here with a technique from the August/September 2010 newsletter called Soft 'n Sparkly.  I have quite a bit of Flower Soft in my collection, but I don't think to use it often enough.  While working on this card, I remembered this technique and decided to give it a try for the trim on Juniper's outfit.  Boy, was I surprised at how much I like the look over plain Flower Soft.  I just wish I know how to take a photo that shows off glitter in all of it's true glory!  The stamps on this card are from Starving Artistamps, and details about the other products I used are on my Dee's Studio blog.

Happy Stamping!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Glossy Gesso

Hello Stamping Friends,

Hetty here with a technique from the new Dec2010/Jan2011 Newsletter.
There are so many new techniques that it was a difficult choice to make what to show you.
I want to share the GLOSSY GESSO with you, for this is
a wonderful technique for your  Christmas cards.

And not only for Christmas, also for Hanukkah as you can see here.
I have made this cute little dreidl notebook
with the glossy gesso on the covers and
 a digital stamp by the Pink Cat Studio (they have more cute ones).
On my BLOG you can find the template for this booklet.
The stamp is colored with copic markers.

Here is another card for you for Christmas/winter card with a message.
 I am sure you get it! The stamps are by Stampin'Up!
Hope to see many glossy gesso cards on the Yahoogroup now
for you must be wondering how this technique is
done: easy! Go over to the home page of the
log in and have lots of

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Triple Play Lighthouse

Hi TJ friends! Kathie McGuire here on my usual first Saturday of the month with a TJ project to share. This card features the technique called "Triple Play" from the 2/2009 newsletter.

I LOVE this technique and have used it for so many projects! Know what I love most of all? It fits into a #10 business envelope. Who doesn't have a zillion of those around?

I hope you enjoy my lighthouse card using Triple Play. I got a little creative and turned the card 90 degrees, making it a vertical rather than a horizontal design.

Here's a little bonus for you: See the knot tied in the cord? I learned how to tie it at Animated Knots. It's a website devoted to knot tying, with great animations on "how-to". So get creative, and add a great knot on your next TJ card!!

Have a great Sunday!!