Saturday, May 28, 2011

Ann Clack's Color Sandwich!

My schedule had been so full with a prior commitment that my blog postings were few.  BUT here is one that I hope you enjoy.  This is a technique from the June newsletter called Color Sandwich!  Fun and easy to do!  This card is pure fantasy though.........there hasn't been any weather remotely close to flip flop weather in my part of the country.  Haven't seen my shorts yet either.  Had a winter coat on the other evening! 

Friday, May 27, 2011

Brick Wall

Hello everyone, Donna here!

It's my turn to post today, and I've got an ATC to share with you. I used the Brick Wall tutorial from the December 2010 newsletter. I did mine a little differently, though. I used hexagons instead of rectangles and I used scraps of neutral colored papers instead of reds making mine look like a patio rather than a wall. It's an entirely different look, but the technique is exactly the same. I'm not sure about the stamps credit on this one because I ditched the packaging, but it's a clear stamp and I believe it's from Stampendous.

To my fellow U.S. junkies, have a fun and safe Memorial Day holiday!  To everyone else, have a great weekend!

Thursday, May 26, 2011

It's Thursday and time for the Technique Junkie Newsletter Try That Technique challenge. This week Diana Enns and I are challenging each other to use the Cuttlequilt technique, found on the new Emboss or Die CD. There are 79 pdf files in this CD with 79 tutorials. How cool is that.

This will be the last week that Diana Enns and I will be doing this challenge as we are taking a summer break. In the meantime, Nancy Dawson and Jane Bosi will be taking this over.

Sparkle is from Creative Inspirations Paint.

My card uses several stamps. The main image is from Susana's Custom Art and Card Design. The yellow background uses Clear Rubberstamps, and the orange background uses smARTworks. You know how I love bright, happy, colours.

Have a terrific day.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Hetty's connected tags

Have you ordered your Stampbooking CD yet??
You did not know that there are
over 75 tutorials?
No? Need some more inspiration?
Here is a page with a technique that is called
Connected Tags
and is just great for titles on your page.

For this page Club Scrap Cruisin' paper is used
and alphabet stamps from Michael Strong and
in the background and the little car stamp are also
by Club Scrap.

It was so much fun to see al these old cars and I picked
one of my favourite cars: an MGA 1600,
isn't it a beauty?! If only.... one can have a little dream....

Below you see those connected tags close up.
They are fun and easy to make.
Don't hesitate and order your CD now!
You won't regret it!

Have a creative day!

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Antique Wallpaper

{Jane Bosi} This past week's Try That Technique was Antique Wallpaper so, I thought I'd share my take on it! I've used a lovely stamp from I Brake For Stamps and sentiment from Our Craft Lounge. I hope you'll try the challenge too! You can find it in the June 2010 newsletter and on the Emboss or Die CD--give it a whirl!!

TTFN, Jane

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Corner Bookmark 4/11 Newsletter

Hello TJ Friends! Kathie McGuire here on your stamping Saturday.

Today I'm sharing a Corner Bookmark project from the 4/11 newsletter. I can't get enough of these! Stamps are from My Favorite Things.

Thanks for looking and have a great weekend by trying a new TJ technique!!


Graduated Color by Judy Jackson

No, the ink isn't faded -- yes the color tones are the same family, and yes you can create this card with the use of the Graduated color Technique form the current April/May 2011 newsletter! My focal image stamp is from Stampotique and the sentiment is from SmART Works. A few layers, some ribbon and beads, a punch and voila, your card is completed. This sentiment works for a Thank You card, a birthday card, or just a Thinking of You card!
When you need a card quickly, this is a "go to technique!"
Happy stamping and get those fingers inky!
Judy Jackson

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Try That Technique Thursday: Antique Wallpaper

Hello, Beth Norman here with Try That Technique Thursday where Diana Enns and I challenge each other to use one of the techniques from the newsletter. This week we challenged each other to use the Antique Wallpaper technique, and ask you to join along.

Each week a winner is selected and the winner has their name and card on our Yahoo Group home page.

How to enter: Submit your card to our Yahoo group.

This week's winner submitted her card using the Cute Cuts technique. Congratulations Barbara Washington your card is now on our Yahoo Group home page.

Please note, May 26th will be our last Try That Technique Thursday, so you might want to submit your work today.

Gingersnap Creations with Scene Stamping by Judy Jackson

Scenic Stamping from the August/September 2007 newsletter continues to be a favorite technique of mine. I don't use it all the time because I just need a little inspiration from time to time. But I thoroughly enjoy creating a scene with my rubber stamps and some ink! I purchased these stamps from Seaside Stamping, Stamps 'n' More, Inkadinkadoo, and My Sentiments Exactly just for the purpose of the Scenic Stamping technique, I was very pleased to be able to use these stamps with the Scene Stamping challenge this week from the Gingersnap Creations blog!
Summer weather and the beach just seem to go together. I love sitting by the beach and reading a book -- and just relaxing. Of course spending time at the beach with my little grandchildren is always a delight.
What scene will you stamp this week?
Judy Jackson

Monday, May 16, 2011

Graduated Color Card by Judy Jackson

I created the A2 sized glossy card stock with the Graduated Color technique from the April/May 2011 issue of the Technique Junkie newsletter. I used a lace stamp from Stampin' Up! I used a Spellbinder die to cut out the special shape I wanted. I wanted to used this altered puzzle piece on this card and so chose my colors accordingly. The razzleberry background was stamped with a large stamp from Cornish Heritage Farms. I wrapped a wide piece of ribbon around this piece of card stock and layered it. I placed a piece of gold lace along the edge of the ribbon. With all of the other embellishments on the puzzle piece I felt adding another piece of card stock -- or even vellum -- would be just too much so I stamped the sentiment on the razzleberry card stock. Unfortunately, even after several attempts to get a clear sharp image, it just didn't happen. the verse reads, "The memories we gather and give connect our lives as long as we live..." and is from SmART Works. Other stamps used on the puzzle piece are from Stampsmith, Hero Arts, and Heather's Stamping Haven.
I hope you have a fun creative day!
Judy Jackson

Gingersnap Creations: Sponsor Spotlight: Pat Huntoon

Click over to the Gingersnap creations blog to see the really nice interview done on me :)

Gingersnap Creations: Sponsor Spotlight: Pat Huntoon: "Caught in May's Sponsor Spotlight is the delightful Pat Huntoon, the owner and editor of the Technique Junkie Newsletter . Pat Huntoon has..."

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Gingersnap Creations Blog Challenge - Twine!!

Twine -- sort of a thin rope. It makes me think of western images -- lassos, cattle, cowboys, and so on. It also makes me think of packages being mailed. When I was a little girl, the post office required that all packages be tied securely with string or twine. My mother saved twine and string from everywhere! The PO sure does not require that today!
Did you know that Gingersnap Creations has a weekly challenge to get your creative juices going? The Technique Junkies design team is participating this month in these challenges. Here is the blog website:
I was late getting this done this past week. I have had a lot I needed to do in my craft room before I could create anything! My craft table had a pile of stuff I needed to sort and put away before I could craft anything! Has that ever happened to you? So my card with twine will not be posted on the Gingersnap Creations website -- I am showing it to you here! I used the Foam Stamping technique from the current newsletter and the stamps are from Paper Bag Studios and Stampin' Up! I also wanted to use an image that wasn't western themed. So I looked through some of my stash and came up with this idea. The foam stamping technique is on the panel behind the focal image. Then I distressed it all. I think it all works together, do you?
Then Blogger had its troubles the past few days and I was unable to upload this card on the weekend as I had planned.
Have a good day -- and CRAFT something!
Judy Jackson

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Stampbooking: Tag Titles

{Jane Bosi} I love these pictures of my kiddos and their crazy hair!! I must admit, I've been a slacker scrapbooker for the last several years---these pictures are at least a year old (I have many stacks of photos waiting even older than that!) I've always struggled with joining my two passions: stamping and scrapbooking. Until, that is, recently!!! The TJNL Stampbooking CD has truly changed all that for me. Friends, this is a fabulous tool for ANY scrapbooker--brand new or seasoned!!! It's a great way to get even more mileage out of your stamps WHILE saving those precious memories for years to come--my kids love seeing "their pages"--it means so much to them! This is one of 75 techniques on the Stampbooking CD called Tag Titles. It's the perfect way to add a whimsical title to just about any page! In addition to the multitude of techniques on the CD, you'll also find over 150 scrapped/stamped pages for inspiration. Your memories are worth the best!! Check it out!
TTFN, Jane

Monday, May 9, 2011

Quad Tag Border from the NEW "Stampbooking"CD

Scrapbooking + Rubber stamping = Stampbooking!

Stampbooking is a wonderful way to incorporate your rubber stamps into your scrapbooks.

This scrapbook page is a "sneak peak" of a page I created using the Quad Tag Border technique from the new "Stampbooking CD" that Pat has to offer to you.

This wonderful CD offers you 75 tutorials for using your rubber stamps in your scrapbooks. Pat Huntoon, Jane Bosi, and members of the TJ Desigin Team worked together to create over 150 scrapbook pages of eye candy for you to view and become inspired.

The 75 tutorials are in a PDF format and are able to be viewed in either a PC or a MAC computer using Adobe reader.

Here is a link for you to use to preorder this wonderful CD:

I am sure your scrapbook pages will be oohed and ahhed over when you use the techniques from this CD.

In case you wondered, these three delightful little girls are some of my grandchildren playing in the sprinkler.

Have a wonderful scrapping and stamping day!

Judy Jackson

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Altered Box: Watercolor Roll

Hello Saturday! Kathie McGuire here with another little altered box.

On this project, I used a TJ technicue from the 6/06 newsletter, "Watercolor Roll". You'll see it on the orange leaf on the left side. It added just enough color to the leaf to give it some depth, but not enough to overpower it.

I hope you've enjoyed seeing my altered box and thanks for stopping by today!!


Thursday, May 5, 2011

Try That Technique: Shadow Effect

Good morning. Beth Norman here with this week's TRY THAT TECHNIQUE challenge. This week's challenge is to use the Shadow Effect which can be found on our new Emboss or Die CD.

Each week we have one winner whose card will be on our home page for one week. Their name is also in spotlights. All you have to do to enter is to submit your card to our Yahoo group. It's that simple.

Please join us in congratulating Beth Ullman, whose White on White card is the winning card of the week. Beth, your card is now on our home page.

We look forward to seeing your stuff, and hope you will join in on our fun.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

The Technique Junkie Design Team has been participating in sharing techniques on Gingersnap Creations. I used the Faux Tooled Leather technique from the Emboss or Die CD. I used some background paper that had a western theme, and the cowboy stamp is from Stampers Anonymous. I used my Copics to color this cowboy in the process of breaking this horse. I hope he comes out the winner!

I have been busy stamping and scrapping a lot these days. Now I need to clean it all and put stuff away because my daughter and family are comping for Mother's Day! There are little people and a lot of stamping tools are both tempting and dangerous for little folks.

Have a great weekend!

Judy Jackson