Thursday, July 28, 2011

Try That Technique: Top Aligned Titles

{jane bosi} Posting today with the Try That Technique Challenge!! We are using the Top Aligned Titles Tutorial from the TJNL Stampbooking CD. I love how the title reflects the crazy chaoticness of my wee one's personality! It's just perfect!! :) As part of this week's challenge, I'm challenging myself to a week of Stampbook shares! Visit my blog to learn how you can win your very own copy of the TJNL Stampbooking CD! Play along!!

TTFN, Jane

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Grungy Altered Tiles for Christmas

Hi, Beth Norman here and I'm getting ahead of the game this Christmas; I'm putting together an 8" x 8" album for my son, highlighting some of the most memorable moments. I am using techniques from our newsletter throughout his book. On my title page I am using Grungy Altered Tiles. It was so easy to follow the tutorial from the Stampbooking CD.

Vellum Sentiment Technique

Hello Stampers,

Hetty here,
with a sneakpeek from the soon to arrive
August newsletter in your mailbox.
It is again full of wonderful techniques
and one that I like very much is the
Vellum Sentiment technique.
For this card I used some lovely stamps
from Mark's Finest papers
and the set is called
I stamped with memento's black ink
and colored with my copic markers.
and the ferns up front were stamped
with kaleidacolor inkpad.

Yes, you are in for another treat
with all the wonderful new techniques in the
August Newsletter!

Have a creative day!

Monday, July 25, 2011

Woven Art by Judy Jackson

Good day to all of you from Judy Jackson!

This technique is not hard and certainly gives a different sense of dimension and texture to your card than if you just used a flat printed image. Why don't I think of doing things like this? This particular image is from the several "sample pictures" that were just loaded on my computer in the pictures folder. So I have no idea whose picture it is! It works great for this technique from the June/July newsletter.

Stamps are from Stampin' Up! and PSX. I sprayed a gold glimmer spray over the surface of the card.

I hope your summer is going well, and you are finding time to craft with folks.

Judy Jackson

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Try that Technique

Mornin' Ladies! Nancy Dawson here with another technique for you to try today. Featured in the April/May 2011 Technique Junkie Newsletter - With or Without Collage. Come on give it a try. It is really a beautiful background and such fun. I used the new Lucky Limeade cardstock teamed with So Saffron. The stamp set is one of the FREE hostess sets, Faith in Nature. I just love the set. PLAY ALONG!

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Cherish Friendship - Pastel Painted Embossing

I love to use the Pastel Painted Embossing Technique on embossed cards.  This easy technique from the Emboss or Die CD adds pretty depth to the background of a simple card. On this card, I colored the goose with pastels and a blender before layering him over my background. All stamps by Stampin' Up!.

The Emboss or Die CD has 79 tutorials, all in step-by-step pictorial format, showing you how to get the most from your embossing folders and die cut machines. Information on the Emboss or Die CD is HERE.

Friday, July 15, 2011

Cute Layla shows off Cute Cuts

Hi, Beth Norman (and Layla) here with the Cute Cuts technique. You can find this technique on the Emboss or Die CD as well as in the 10-10 issue. This makes for a fun scrapbook layout like I did here.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Try That Bleach Swipes

{jane bosi} Happy Thursday!! I'm bringing you the Try That Technique Challenge this week with a sweet little image from I Brake For Stamps (search "Freddie" in the IBFS store to find him.)

Nancy and I have selected the Bleach Swipes technique from the Dec/Jan 2010 edition of the TJNL for this week's challenge. It's a great technique--a wonderful way to create interesting backgrounds for just about any project.

We love it when you play along! When you do, please put "Try That and the tech name" in the subject line of your email. This will really help us to keep track of all of the amazing entries each week. Speaking of amazing,

please join me in congratulating our winner from last week, Tricia O'Bin. Tricia's card, using the Faux Marbling technique, will be featured on the home page for the next week.....I wonder who will be next?

It could be you!

TTFN, Jane

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Work It Out

{jane bosi} here with a cute card.....this is me after my morning workout! LOL!! I've used the Pull Flap Tutorial found on the Fancy Folds CD from TJNL. This card involves a bit more concentration, but I think the results are worth it! Stamps are from Alluring Impressions--they have some hysterical images and sentiments. This is a favorite set of mine! Hope you are having a great day!

TTFN, Jane

Monday, July 11, 2011

Pastel Pencil Blending Technique by Judy Jackson

This is Judy Jackson once again sharing another card with Pastel Pencils.

This SmART Works image just says summer time doesn't it? Watermelon, sunshine, and picnics! Just a wonderful combination and this image is perfect for using the Pastel Pencils to color the image! The words are from Stampin' Up!

I hope you are enjoying a wonderful summer day! Watermelon, anyone?

What will you stamp today!

Enjoy sunshine wherever you are!

Judy Jackson

Friday, July 8, 2011

Copic Texturizing

Hi, Junkies, Donna here!

I realized at the last second that I couldn't post the card I planned to share with you today because I made it for a swap, and the recipients haven't seen it yet. I know some of them read this blog so we'll just have to wait on that one.

So instead, I'll share this card I made awhile ago using the Copic Texturizing technique featured in the April/May 2011 newsletter. I used an old washcloth to create a fur texture that's perfect for my bear and for lots of other animals, too.

The stamps used here are from Starving Artistamps, and the papers are from Basic Grey.

Have a great and creative weekend!

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Sanded Core'dinations Poppies!

Hello Friends, this is Chris Dickinson from Wisconsin!! Todays card uses Mark's FInest Papers beautiful set called POPPIES, POPPIES, POPPIES! This is one of my favorite sets from Mark's Finest Papers. It is so fun to color!!! I decided to use the Technique Junkie Newsletter and the Sanded Core'dinations technique!

Here are a few more details...
Stamps: Poppies from Mark's Finest Papers
Paper: Black Coredinations, Rose, White
Ink: Memento and Copics
Accessories: Technique Junkie Newsletter, Spellbinders, Satin Ribbon, Oval Punch, Sanding Block

Thank you for taking a peek! Have a great day!
Chrissy D

Friday, July 1, 2011

Faux Tooled Leather and a Cowboy

Kathie McGuire here today to share a technique I've grown to LUV! Faux Tooled Leather from the 10/04 newsletter AND from the Emboss or Die CD!

Without a doubt, this will be the background I'll default to for practically every western themed card I do--forever! It's so fast and easy and I'm amazed at the reactions I get from people who see the cards showcasing this technique. It's a big WOW every time!

Thanks for stopping by today and have a lovely Fourth of July weekend! Make it even better by trying a new Technique Junkies technique!


Abalone Technique

Hi there, Beth Norman here with a sympathy card that uses the Abalone Technique. Vintage digi is from Twisted Papers.