Thursday, June 30, 2011

Smooch Direct by Judy Jackson

Hello from Judy Jackson! This technique is from the TJ Newsletter October/November 2008 called Smooch Direct. It is an oldie but a goodie. It is a wonderful way to get a delightful shimmer on a solid type image stamp.

All of my stamps are from Stampin' Up!

I also wanted to highlight that today is the LAST DAY to buy past technique driven CDs from Technique Junkie guru -- Pat Huntoon!

Pat sent out an email to the TJ yahoo group saying

the CD sale to flip a disk over!
But HURRY! This offer ends TODAY!!
Purchase any of the published ANNUAL Technique Junkie Newsletter CDs for only $10.00 per CD (plus shipping) for Technique Junkie Newsletter subscribers. (*Does not include the not-yet-published CD9 or the three specialty CDs: Emboss or Die, Stampbooking, and Fancy Folds and Motion CDs).
That's right. $10.00 plus shipping. To anywhere in the world. Choose one or choose them all – CDs 1 through 8 are all there for you! You can buy one for $10.00*. Two for $20.00… reach for the stars and get all 8 for $80.00**!

For US Subscribers, the pricing is as follows:

One CD: $11.56

Two CDs: $21.73

Three CDs: $31.98

Four CDs: $44.95

Five CDs: $54.95

Six Cds: $64.95

Seven Cds: $74.95

All Eight: $84.95

*Not in the US? Email me for an invoice: Let me know what you would like, and I will send you an invoice or price quote that includes actual shipping to your location.

What is a TJ CD, you ask? Well, only the best way to get your junkie fix since Mr. Goodyear created rubber! Each CD has a year's worth of tutorials on it, plus has a bonus of 10 extra bonus tutorials available only on that CD. The tutorials are in step-by-step, pictorial format, and were created to print perfectly on an 8-1/2" x 11" piece of paper. AND all the artwork from the design team is there, too! No more fumbling for passwords…no need for an internet connection. Just print and run!

Here is a listing of what is on EACH CD so that you can make your choice:
Want to see an example of how the tutorials are formatted? Click HERE
New to Technique Junkies? This is the best way to catch up on the back issues – because if you buy it all, I will send the universal password, too!

To order, simply email me for an invoice, or send a check to me to the address below.

Don't delay, though – this deal will not be repeated in 2011!

Email Pat at to order your CDs -- TODAY. Please do not delay! Order your CDs right away. This is a wonderful deal.

Judy Jackson

Try that Technique Thursday

Hi: Nancy here to bring Jane's challenge technique to you. Ah, Thursday Try that Technique is here again with a Stampbooking CD technique, Glimmer Masked Background. Come on, play along and add your creation to this post. If you haven't purchased the new Stampbooking CD, now's your chance. It is chocked full of stamping techniques just made for your scrapbooking needs!

Tuesday, June 28, 2011


Jane Bosi, here, sharing a page I created of my daughter, Chloe. I'm not sure why, but kids look so darn cute in sunglasses! I used the Acetate Punch technique from the Stampbooking CD to emmulate her shirt--one of my favorites! Stamps are from Fontwerks. You can learn more about the Stampbooking CD here. Have an inky day! TTFN, Jane

Monday, June 27, 2011

Pastel Pencil Blending by Judy Jackson

Hello Junkies! This is Judy Jackson sharing with you today. Today's card uses an artistic medium I have used many times in stamping -- and yet not in this form! I have used pastels in stamping many, many times. there are lots of techniques to use those. Usually, when stampers talk about using pastels they are talking about the small squares or circles of pastel chalks. When I first heard about using pastels in stamping little squares of pastel chalks were definitely not what I thought they were.
Just hearing the word pastels makes me think of pastel sticks of pastel chalks that I applied in art class in junior high and high school. At one time I had a large set that I carefully colored in pictures I had drawn, smudged and blending with my fingers, sprayed with a fixative, added more colors, blended some more -- until my picture was finished. I loved doing that!
So this technique brings back a flood of memories for me. I have absolutely no idea where that set of pastel chalks are today. I may have some of the pictures i drew and colored in but I am not even sure about that. After so many moves across the country, and so many children, and downsizing to move to our current location. I am no longer sure what I saved and what I didn't keep. I hope I kept some of those drawings.
So with a 50% coupon at one of the craft stores I looked for and found a small set of pastel chalk pencils -- purchased them and brought them home to play with. These were just almost as much fun to color with as the original set of pastel chalks I had back many, many years ago.
This beautiful young lady is a stamp from Victoria Case. I confess my small set of pastel pencils did not contain skin tones so I used my Copics for for her skin but everything else was colored with the pastel pencils I purchased.
I used the antique glimmers techniques on the background paper with the roses. I added some ribbon and some bling and there you are - my card is finished.
What technique will you use today?
Judy Jackson

Friday, June 24, 2011

Brick Wall...again

Hello, everyone, Donna here. I know I posted an ATC using the Brick Wall (Dec 2010) technique last month, but what can I say...I love this technique!

This is another ATC and I got to use up some really old scraps on this one.  That green ivy paper has got to be 10 years old!  I grabbed a bunch of scraps in yellows and yellow greens, and also threw in touch of pink a bit of contrast.  My hexagons are made with a 3/4" hexagon maker from Creative Memories, and the embossing powder is Zing! lime green.  The cupcake stamp is from Stampendous and the sentiment is Hero Arts.

Have a great weekend!

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Try that Technique Thursday

Good Morning All! Again time for another Try that Technique and we are hoping everyone will play along! This technique was such fun to create and we would love to see your creations. You are automagically considered to have your card on the Technique Junkie Home Page and WHAT AN HONOR! You too could be a winner.

Totally Texture was featured in the February/March 2011 Technique Junkie Newsletter!
Sorry this is late but it was just did not publish as scheduled!

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Hetty's Fashion Frame

Hello Stampers!

Today I have a fashion card for you with all kinds of Tim Holtz items
and a sentiment by Create with TLC.
The background of this card is done with a wonderful new sewing
embossing die and used the Antique Wallpaper technique
of the Jun/Jul 2010. The  frame on the card is one of the
tutorials on the Stampbooking CD and is called Corrugated Frame.

The body is cut out of currugated cardboard with
a Tim Holtz sizzix die and painted with distress stain
and embossed with utee. Also stamped with white ink.
Hope I have given you some new ideas to try out
on your own cards.

Have a creative day!

Friday, June 17, 2011

Hi, Beth Norman here with my lunch bag technique which is on our new Stampbooking CD. You may recognize it from our recent blog hop. I am thrilled with the directions and the technique. I was able to whip up this book in a day. There are 75 tutorials on this CD and can be purchased here.

On a side note, this is a photo album full of my daughter's photos throughout her 26 years. Won't she be surprised this Christmas.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Try That Technique

Good Mornin' Ladies! It's Try that Technique Thursday again. My how time flies when you are having FUN! I hope you enjoy trying this Sanded Whitewash technique which was featured in the August/September 2010 Technique Junkies Newsletter.

I used some of the new paper from Stampin' Up, Island Indigo accented with Rich Razzleberry and a quote from one of the new stamp sets.

Please play along and you might just WIN the coveted spot on the Technique Junkie Yahoo Group home page.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Grungy Altered Title CARD from Stampbooking CD by Judy Jackson

Pat Huntoon has said it. Jane Bosi has said it. Different ones on the Stampbooking Blog Hop this week have said it. And I have said it. Yes, you CAN use the techniques on the Stampbooking CD on just cards!
I used the Altered Grungy title technique on a scrapbook page for the Blog Hop. Now I want to show you a card I recently made using the same technique! Because I made a card, the letters in my title had to be smaller. The little tags for the letters also had to be smaller! Therefore I couldn't squeeze in quite as many embellishments on the smaller size but I managed to get a fair amount of embellies on the tags!

I used stamps from Paper Bag Studios, Impression Obsession, Stampin' Up, and Stampers Anonymous.

My off-kilter designer paper was altered and had several layers of distress Inks burnished onto the card stock.

I hope you enjoy this application of the Grungy Altered Title technique onto a card. Sometimes we all need to think a bit outside the box!

So my question from Monday still remains -- have you ordered the Stampbooking CD? If not, why not? Check out the TJ website for full info. Go here for full info: .

I hope you have a great week!

Judy Jackson

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Stampbooking Hop

Jane Bosi, here, with a reminder to hop along with the Stampbooking CD blog hop! The hop started yesterday here (see Judy's post below!). You have until the end of the week to hop through and leave a comment on the last blog (mine). You'll be eligible for the prize drawing when you leave me a comment. There will also be a special prize given to one of those who also invites others to hop along! You will read all about it when you make it to the end of the hop!

My page features the Punched Out Borders technique from the Stampbooking CD. It's just one of the 75 fun and inspiring techniques found on this great tool! I thought it was the perfect way to highlight these pictures of my little man!

There are many stops along the hop--Designer's may have posted other art by the time you start your hop, but you'll just need to scroll down to find their Stampbooking Hop post! It will be well worth your time!

TTFN, Jane

Monday, June 13, 2011

Grungy Altered Titles - Stampbooking CD Blog Hop by Judy Jackson

Welcome to the Technique Junkie Stampbooking Blog Hop! This is Judy Jackson welcoming you to the first stop. Please make sure you follow the entire Blog Hop to be able to win a wonderful prize at the end! Jane Bosi has a great prize to tell you about!

The Stampbooking CD is full -- 75 different techniques full! -- of different ways to use your stamps (and other products of course) in different ways in your scrapbook. In addition, these techniques can also be used on cards! How great is that!

This scrapbook page uses the Altered Grungy Titles Technique. I used stamps from Stampers Anonymous, Hampton Arts, and Stampin' Up!

I am working on several scrapbooks at the same time -- have you ever done that? This page is for the scrapbook that will highlight different aspects of my life -- I am a sister, a mother, a cousin, a grandmother, a wife, a teacher, an aunt, a friend, a stamper, a scrapbooker, and so on. It is meant to be a brief glimpse of who I am. I want to be sure that my grandchildren - especially - know who I am and what makes me tick! It will not be meant to be a total history of my life. I already have a scrapbook that is sort of biographical of my childhood and has pictures of my ancestors. The little girl in this picture is me at about age 3 1/2. The photo is matted several times - the last mat layer is a sheet of vellum.

The TJ Designers, along with several Spotlight Stampers, have worked hard to bring you this inspirational Hop. Please leave them all a little love when you visit! The Hop Designers are:

We all hope you really enjoy this Blog Hop! And if you haven't ordered the Stampbooking CD - my question is why not? It is just terrific! You can find all the pertinent info on the side bar of Pat Huntoon's blog.
Judy Jackson

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Ann Clack here with Antique Wallpaper!

This is such an easy technique and gives such great results!  Give the Antique Wallpaper technique a try and you will LOVE it!!  It is from the June/July 2010 issue.  This is a card that I did for my upcoming copic class at a local stamp store.

Friday, June 10, 2011

Blended Blotches

Hi, everyone, Donna here! For today's post, I thought I'd share a set of ATC's that I made using my Blended Blotches technique from the April/May 2011 newsletter. I used Inktense pencils and my favorite sunflower stamp from Starving Artistamps for these.  Each card is done with different colors, in fact, I ended up using most of the 72 colors in my Inktense set by the time I was done.

Have a great weekend!

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Try That Technique Thursday

Another Thursday is here already! and another Try that Technique. Nancy here with this week's Technique Junkie Try that Technique Thursday. Jane Bosi and I are challenging each other to use the Giraffe Tutorial  from the Technique Junkies Newsletter April/May 2010. When I first saw this technique COWS and Black & White came to mind but I don't have a cow stamp so I had to switch my thinking.
I used More Mustard Stampin' Up cardstock for the base of my card with Chocolate Chip spots! Stamped image is also Stampin' Up.

Come play along and post your technique cards. I want to thank everyone that played along this past week and I hope to see more TJers playing with us!

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Graduation Time

Hello Stampers!
Hetty here and I have some graduation inspiration for you.
My own daughter graduated, so I am looking around for
inspirational cards. This time I have a freebie and a challenge
for you on Dude Time Doodles.
The graduate on this card is the freebie this week on
the DTD Challange Blog, so go and grab it.

The background for this card is a combination of techniques:
acrylic emboss, cuttlebug highlight and texture duet.
Tha graduate is colored with copic markers and a ribbon
is added to the certificate of graduation.

The sentiments on top of the card are
the balloon and text by Club Scrap (Comics)
and the you made it sentiment is by Create with TLC

This is the inside of the card. I used the cut off pieces
from the front, to decorate the inside of the card.
The sentiments are from Club Scrap.

Have a creative day!

Monday, June 6, 2011

STAMPBOOKING - Come join the FUN!

HELLO Everyone, this is Chris Dickinson here! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend  Technique Junkie Newsletter celebrated the day by rolling out the newest CD!

Next week, the talented Technique Junkie Team is hosting a BLOG HOP featuring different techniques from the...Stampbooking: The Art of using Rubber Stamps in your Scrapbooks - we hope you will join us!!!

The Stampbooking CD features a whopping 75 tutorials for using rubber stamps to create titles, borders, frames, albums, embellishments, and so much more.  The CD is a collaboration between  TJ Publisher/Owner Patricia Huntoon and TJ Design Team MemberJane Bosi, both seasoned Stampbookers.

The 75 pdf tutorials on this CD are in step-by-step pictorial format -- easily printable to 8-1/2" x 11" paper. The CD works on both PCs and Macs with Adobe Reader.

Each tutorial includes at least two examples of layouts using the technique. With over 150 Stampbooked pages on the CD, it is worth it just for the inspirational artwork!

The CD Tutorials are divided into six categories:
- Title Techniques (13)

- Frame and Mat Techniques (11)
- Border Techniques (12)
- Embellishment Techniques (18)
- Background Tutorials (15)
- Albums, Journaling and other ideas (6)
All of the techniques included on the CD are listed on my site here:

You can order your CD HERE!

I also used the BRAND NEW STAMPBOOKING CD from the Technique Junkie Newsletter and the Inchies Border technique...You can see more details HERE.

 The example show above uses the Page in a Box. Stamps are from I Brake for Stamps!

Thank you for stopping by! I hope you have a wonderful week!
Chrissy D