Monday, January 31, 2011

Emboss or Die CD: White on White by Judy Jackson

This really and truly is White on White. But because of the half-pearls I had a hard time getting the scanned image to display a "pure" white on white image.
In addition to using the White on White Technique from the new CD, I watercolored the image of this sweet little girl. This image is from Stampin' Up! There a very pale shimmery lavender paper underneath the little girls.This is a fun and elegant way to create a lovely card.
Now my question to you is, "How soon are you going to pre-order the NEW Technique Junkie Emboss or Die CD? Just click on the sidebar or use the link below to place your order.

Want to see what the other Design Team Members have made for the hop? All of our artwork is displayed below -- click on a thumbnail photo to go from blog-to-blog. Everyone has the thumbnails on their site, too, to make it easier for you.
To pre-order this wonderful CD full of 79 marvelous techniques, use the link below for a PayPal order:
Emboss or Die CD


Judy Jackson

Emboss or Die Sneak Peek: Cathy Yamashita

Pat here with Cathy Yamashita's submission for the TJ Emboss or Die Sneak Peek Blog Hop! 

Cathy chose to make a Nesties Spotlight Card from the new TJ Emboss or Die CD. This easy-to-make card technique is one of the 79 tutorials on the CD.
Make sure to order yours today!

Ordering details are in Judy's post, below, or by clicking on the link above. Hope you enjoy the hop!

Pat (for Cathy)

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Just a little teaser!

February 1st.......the new newsletter will be out and everyone will be frantically creating with the newest techniques!  Here is a little teaser from one of the easiest techniques ever!  It is so fun to just do something easy once in a while!  Curled corners!  This is going to be a Valentines for my DH.  Colored with copics.  stamp credits:  smART Works.

Friday, January 28, 2011

Pop Up Tunnel Card

Hi everyone, Donna here. Happy Friday to you!

Before Pat releases her next amazing CD, I thought I'd share a card I did for the Fancy Folds and Motion CD using the Pop Up Tunnel card tutorial. This is a very easy fold to do and I think it adds so much interest to a card.  The stamps I used are from I Brake for Stamps, colored very quickly with Prismacolor pencils. 

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Shhhh....the secret is almost out....

Can YOU guess what it is?

Try That Technique - Painted Puzzle

Hi fellow stampers. It's Try That Technique once again. Diana Enns and I challenged each other to using the Painted Puzzle Technique from the 2009 CD. It is a bonus technique that is so much fun.

I love this stamp from smARTworks. As a lover of this style of image (different people holding hands), I felt it would work well with this technique. My children's puzzle piece is large enough to show off the image. Don't you love how the image coordinates so well with the sentiment?

Each week we choose a random winner to be on the Yahoo Group home page for the week. The more times you try, the better you chance.

Congratulations Robbie Rubala, you are last week's winner by creating a card using the Cling Pearls technique. Your card is now on the home page.

Stamps: smARTworks

Salty Glimmers and Scenic Stamping - by Judy Jackson

As you can see, there are three pictures to show you how this card opens. This first view shows you the full card with the focal image closed.

You can see the residue of the salt on the glimmery background. This is such a fun technique to do. You never know exactly how the background will look when you are finished. A torn piece of card stock is the anchor behind the focal image and it is attached with two metallic copper brads. These brads are fastened to the background papers before those papers are adhered to the full card. That way no parts of the brads show on the inside of the card.
When you fold down the bottom edge of the focal image you complete the scene and you are able to view the man in the canoe rowing in the stream.
When the next flap is lifted up the greeting or tiny message about the scene is exposed. The rest of the card opens up for a greeting on the inside of the traditional A2 sized card.
The focal image part of the card was fun to create. It is sort of a flip flap card with a different orientation.
Lots of layers help to complete of this card.
Stamp credits are from Stampin' Up, and Stampscapes. I hope you have had a wonderful January -- for me I am tired of cold and snow. I can only hope for a quick and WARM spring!
Have a great day!
Judy Jackson

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Cling Pearl note box

Hello Stamping Friends!

Hetty here with a cute little project for you
with the use of the Cling Pearl technique (Oct/Nov 07).
Talking with my friend about working at the
computer she told me she was always writing little notes
when sitting behind her pc. Yes, I said, I do the same, but
I am always looking for paper. She nodded.
So,  I went to our local dollar store and got this little
notes box (4,75 x 3,5 inch) and addapted the lid of the box.
with some papers cut to the size of the box I went to work.
On the black paper I did the Cling and Pearl technique
with gold and silver. In the end I put the paper into
the script embossing folder and ran it through thecuttlebug.
The image is a digital stamp from Sweet 'n Sassy
and is colored with copic markers.
When printing the stamp twice, I addapted
the 2nd image by mirroring it horizontally.
Hello is a clear stamp from my stash.
The pink flower was white, but I sprayed it with glimmer mist.
Hope I gave you an idea for a cute little present.

Have a creative day!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Everyday Miracles

Happy Tuesday, Junkies! Jane Bosi, here, sharing a sweet and simple card featuring the Level Up technique, August 2010. My amazing stamps are from Sweet 'N Sassy stamps---isn't that butterfly gorgeous? My layout is also from Sweet 'N Sassy and can be found on their sketch blog--this week's sketch challenge. Why not play along?
TTFN, Jane

Monday, January 24, 2011

Another Deconstructed Collage by Judy Jackson

Add ImageHave you noticed I like using this technique? This stamp image is from Chapel Road Art Stamps. This company has wonderful images to use with this technique. These images seem to pop right off the page.
I spritzed the background with a glimmer spray. It really shimmers!
The burgundy layer behind the focal image is a burgundy vellum and it is hard to tell that from the scanned image. I used the focal image to stamp the background in a random way. Then I sponged highlights of color over the images until I got a vintage feel. I feel like having a cup of tea about now!
Hope your day is warm -- and creative!
Judy Jackson

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Glitter Ribbons by Ann Clack

I had this made yesterday as part of my one card a day (min 5) each week.  My friend, Penny, and I made a bunch of backgrounds the other day and this blue one was just perfect for a birthday card for my son, Jim.  Stamps by Clear Dollar.  My son (and my DH and I as well) love Mustangs and Jim's is blue.  The inside of the card will have the car stamped again, partially, but this time it will be colored magenta which was the color his car used to be!   Colored with copics.  Unfortunately, you can't see the light blue on the interior of the car nor the hash marks on the windshield in light grey.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Try That Technique: Cling Pearls

Hi, it's Beth here with Try That Technique Thursday. Today Diana challenged me to use Cling Pearls from October 2007.

Every Thursday we pick a winner to be featured on the Yahoo Group home page for the entire week.



How to win
: Submit your Cling Pearl card to the Yahoo group. The more entries you submit, the more chance you have to win.

Prize: A week on the Yahoo Group home page.

I was stumped as to what colours to use with my Cling Pearl background so I turned to my colour wheel.

The main Cling Pearl background shows purple and blue, so I turned my colour wheel to blue. From there, I made blue the main colour for my card. Next, I needed coordinating colours. Looking along the bottom of the colour wheel, I found two colours to coordinate: burnt red and burnt orange.

To help complete my card, I used Tombow Markers and watercoloured a butterfly. Not liking too much open space, I added a crystal flourish.

CONGRATULATIONS Anna Matthews, you are the winner of the Aged Tiles technique. Your card is now on the home page.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Circle Tab Mice

Last week I bought a grab bag from My Paper Moon, and these adorable mice stamps were included. I thought that they needed a dash of denim, so I created a Faux Denim strip (December 2007 Technique Junkie Newsletter) to layer under the mice. They were colored using the Gamsol Pearl Technique (June 2006 TJNL). The little "Hi" sentiment was just the right size for making this a Circle Tab Card. The step-by-step pictorial directions for the Circle Tab Card is on the Fancy Folds and Motion Paper Crafts CD. It is so easy!

A little insight into my crazy head... 
Rubber stamps are, of course, backward images. When you look at unmounted rubber, you have to look at it and think as a mirror image.  When I first opened the grab bag, I saw this stamp -- but I thought it was two of the three blind mice! I think it was because the mouse holding the basket is a little hunched over, and the rake looked like a cane.  I DID wonder where that other mouse went, though!  There was also a stamp that says "Go For It!" - I was all ready to use it with my Blind Mice...   I guess our eyes play tricks on us sometimes, and fill in the blanks when they want to. 

 Have a great day!

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Aged Thinking by Ann

Ann Clack here! 

The technique of the week is Aged Tiles.  Here is my rendition.  I called it Aged Thinking!  ;-)  I've wanted to use this stamp from RubberStampAve like for-ever!!  Hope you enjoy!

Side Step Harp

Hello from Kathie McGuire!

This is a "Side Step" card from the Fancy Folds and Motion CD. I changed the side dimensions a bit so the harp ornament would fit on the flat side.

This was a 2010 Christmas for one of my harpist friends. The best part about this project is that I purchased the harp ornament years ago, but was never able to find the right project to use it on. The Side Step card was just what I needed. And with a little changing of the measurements, my harp finally fit the perfect project and made it to my friend!

I hope you've enjoyed the project and thanks for stopping by!


Antique Glimmers and Paint! by Judy Jackson

There are lots of techniques from the Technique Junkie newsletter that I love, but Antique Glimmers (December 2009 to January 2010) is a true fave! I use this technique a lot. It is so easy and gives such a Wow impact to a card! Switch out the ink colors and use different glimmer mists and the entire card will look very different.
The Design Team members were asked if we could participate in a challenge for the Frosted Design Blog - - this Saturday. The Technique Junkie newsletter is sponsoring them.
The challenge is use paint on my creation. I used my Snow Cap Adirondack Paint dabber in three ways on this tag. I used the sponge dabber top to brush a bit of white paint along the edge of the tag. I used the dabber top to cover the metal embellishment with the white paint -- pushing the paint into the letters and numbers. I let that dry just for a few minutes and then used a towel to wipe off most of the paint on the surface. That leaves paint in the letters and numbers so they are more easily seen. Then I used the dabber top to put paint on the snowflake stamp -- which was an easy way to add white snowflakes on the background -- and it was the last thing I did.
I created the main background using the Antique Glimmers technique - using two shades of purple Distress Inks and Vintage Photo Distress Ink. I used homemade glimmer spray with water and a tiny bit of Perfect Pearls.
When that was dry I then inked the flourish stamp from Stampers Anonymous with gold metallic Stazon -- such a bright gold! -- and stamped the flourish over the Antique Glimmer background. I stamped the little girl silhouette stamp on vanilla card stock and punched her out. She is a retired Stampin' Up! image. A little sponged Vintage Photo ink gives some dimension I think. A few punched background layers finished off this focal image.
I added the lace ribbon and tied it in a knot. A few dimensionals to raise up the focal image over the lace gives the focal image the imortance it needs on this tag.
A few embellishments of a word paper tag layered (and some edging with gold Stazon) is used to create interest. Ribbons and lace were threaded through the top of the tag. They were tied together with gold cording. I used another piece of gold cording to tie on the metal circle tag. I added a row of sticky back half-pearls at the bottom of the tag.
Ta da! I am done. Tags are fun to make and can be used in your scrapbooks or added to a card front. What can you create using paint today?
Judy Jackson

Friday, January 14, 2011

Pencil Highlights by Donna

Hi, Donna here!  I contribute to this blog on the second and fourth Friday of each month, and since this is the second Friday in January, here's my card.  The technique I chose to feature is called Pencil Highlights and it was published in the Sept./Oct. 2010 issue of the newsletter.  I used the technique on the background panel and the stamp I used is from Rubber Stampede.   The rose, which I embossed with Ranger Tea Dye Distress Embossing Powder, is from the DoodleFactory Backlit Blooms collection from Starving Artistamps.

Happy Friday!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Try That Technique: Aged Tiles

Hi, it's Beth here with Thursday's Try That Technique challenge. This week Diana Enns and I challenged each other to use the Aged Tiles technique from the April 2008 issue. What a delight it was to use this technique again. It is such a quick, and fun, one to do. We hope you will join in on the fun.

Prize: One week on the TJ Yahoo Group home page.

How to Win: Submit your card using this technique to our Yahoo group. One winner is chosen at random.

Congratulations Barbara Washington
. You are the winner for the Wet Stencil technique. Your card is on the home page of the TJ Yahoo group.

Hetty's gift card for Valentine

How about a gift card for Valentine?
Here is an easy and quick one.
You can find the directions on my Craftchaos Blog.
For the background paper I used some leftover paper I made for the
Salty Glimmers tutorial. I love how the paper
shines and glimmers. It is an easy technique,
Just take some salt and your glimmer mist bottles.
For this one I used  "Hollyberry",
but you can also use other sprays like smooch spritz.
It is the salt that makes the difference.

For the hearts I used Michael Strong's mini heart stamp
and the sentiment is by Club Scrap

I added some gemstones on the heart with glossy accent.

Inside the "gift"-card, you can add a voucher or
a sweet lovenote.

Have a creative day!

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

My Sunshine

Greetings, Friends! Jane Bosi, here, sharing a few pieces of art. I was excited and delighted with the results this week when I FINALLY tried the Wet Stencil technique. As you may remember, it was featured last Thursday as the "Try That" technique. I'm always up for some helpful prompting :) and was glad for the nudge to try something new (you can find the Wet Stencil details in the 4/09 edition)! My first card share today is that project and features stamps from smARTworks!
In the same vein, I decided to give a go to a technique I've looked at many times, but never tried. Featuring stamps from IBrake For Stamps and Amuse, my second card uses the August 2009 technique, Punched Windows.
If you haven't, I really urge you to get out those newsletters--I keep mine in a binder and page protectors---and try something new!
TTFN, Jane

Monday, January 10, 2011

Sea Shell Deconstructed Collage by Judy Jackson

This was a fun card to make using the Deconstructed Collage technique. There are a lot of element to this particular collage stamp to choose from. This sea shell collage stamp is made by Impression Obsession.
And thinking about the beach and sea shells in the winter cold of January is a bit "warming!" As I hear the cold wind blow outside, I know I would prefer to be at the beach -- wouldn't you?
Thinking warm and cozy thoughts today!
Judy Jackson

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Ann Clack's Valentine

Here is a cutie for you!  I made three of these for my grandchildren.  The image is from Sweet and Sassy stamps......I just love this little mouse!  The technique is cuttlebug highlights. 

I did something brand new to me too!..........I cut the hearts behind the mouse with my brand new Cricut and the SCAL2 program.  I created the heart myself!  The scallops really came out a lot smaller than I imagined....a learning lesson for sure!  The looped red border is also a freebie from

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Try That Technique: Wet Stencil

Hi, it's Beth here with this week's Try That Technique. Diana Enns and I enjoyed our vacation and now it's time to get back into the swing of things, so this is our first challenge for 2011.

Our technique challenge is to use the Wet Stencil technique from the April 2009 issue.

Prize: A week on the TJ Yahoo Group home page.

How to Play: Submit your Wet Stencil card to the Yahoo Group.

Stamps: Sunflower is from Flourishes and sentiment is from SU

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Side Step Christmas Card

Happy New Year, my TJ friends!!! Kathie McGuire here wishing you a Happy Brand New Year!! A year for creativity, crafting, and trying some new and old TJ techniques.

This card features a technique from the Fancy Folds and Motion CD called "Side Step Card". You'll probably be seeing a lot of these from me, as they are my new favorite project.

This card went to a dear friend of mine--someone all of you know--Pat Huntoon. I changed the measurements a bit so that I could fit a Sizzix die cut Christmas tree on one of the steps. Other elements were from my stash: the wreath is from a Jolee's Boutique package from Michaels, the satin trees are from a roll of trim purchased years ago at Michael's, and the spiral background paper was a gift from a friend. I love this design for that very reason--I can use small pieces of various things that all come together for a great card.

I hope you enjoy the project, but most of all, I hope you try the Side Step Card technique if you haven't already.

See you in 2011!! Thanks for stopping by!!