Wednesday, August 31, 2011

It Takes Two by Judy Jackson

Hello to all of you from Judy Jackson.

Oh my, summer seems to be whizzing past! I wish summer would last 8 months instead of such a short period of time! I just love the warmth and the sunshine. I do not like the cold temperatures of deep winter.

I have quite a few background stamps so this technique was a fun one for me to use. I really the way it looks -- adds a little distressed look and yet it is not the typical distressed look! I painted the focal image with Twinkling H2Os.

Instructions for this technique are in the August/September Technique Junkie newsletter. Not a subscriber? Click on the button at the top of this page -- where it says Newsletter. You will find all of the information you need to become a subscriber to the best stamping and scrapping technique newsletter around!

This would make a wonderful birthday card or a congrats card for some accomplishment!

These stamps are all Stampin' Up stamps.

Have you tried this new technique yet! It is fun and easy!

Have a great and inky day!

Judy Jackson

Sunday, August 28, 2011

A Vist from the Past - Smooched Metal by Judy Jackson

Hello from Judy Jackson. There I was just whiling away the time in front of my computer watching different videos on techniquies from the summer CHA. A pretty good way to wait for the storm to be over, right? Fortunately, we never lost power due to Hurricane Irene- although the lights have been flickering a bit tonight. There was this video tutorial on making jewelry with your Hot Pot. I watched it several times and every time the little wheels in my brain kept turning. Hmmm --- I have a Hot Pot sitting in the drawer and it is very, very lonely! I put it on my "wish list" for Christmas one year and got it! However, I have never used it. But I have used it this weekend!

I didn't even own any of the jewelry findings the demo artist was using and I thought what can I use that I already own in my stash? Surely there is something! And there was.

But I didn't want just plain metal pieces -- I wanted them to be the colors I wanted them to be! So I brought out my bottles of Smooch Paint and painted the metal flowers. After I wrapped the slide frame with the metal tape, I painted the Smooch Paint on that too and then added some alcohol inks as well. It was fun.

Now I have to decide how I will hand this new pendant I have. And I got so excited about this whole process I have ordered some different jewelry findings and I will make some Christmas presents!

So I took this older technique of Smooched Metal from the October/November 2010 Technique Junkie newsletter and brought it to a whole new level -- and it was fun! And it is useful as well.

Judy Jackson

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Ann Clack here!

Here a couple of cards showing you the Framed Nesties technique from the newest newsletter!  I did the purple one for a friend who needed a sympathy card.  The other was just made for my upcoming sale.  You can't really see that the paper frame is raised above the image......but it is!!  Hope you enjoy!

Friday, August 26, 2011

Tie Dyed Filters

Hi everyone, Donna here with today's post, which I almost forgot...again!  Well, better late than never, I always say!

Today I'm sharing an ATC that I made using the Tie Dyed Filters technique from December 2003.  Talk about an oldie but goodie!  I made up a bunch of these and had so much fun doing it.  For paint, I just used a cheapo set of Prang watercolors, which for the price have very vivid, transparent colors. The stamps I used are from Outlines and Studio G, and I hand printed the words.

Peace, love and stamp!

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Try That Technique: Stamp and Flock

{Jane Bosi and Dena :)} Happy Thursday!! Today, I bring you the last of the summer Try That Technique challenges But, do not fear, after just a one week break, we'll be back at it again!!

Hidden Slider The winner of last week's challenge, Dena, created this awesome Hidden Slider card. You'll find the technique in the March 2005 edition of the Technique Junkie Newsletter. It is the online bonus technique--be sure not to miss it! A bit detailed, but well worth the effort, as you can see!

Just like every Try That winner, Dena's card will be featured on the TJNL's Yahoo Home Page. If you are a Junkie, but not a member of that group, be sure to join today!! You are missing fun and lots of sharing!!

What?? Not a Junkie??? Visit Pat Huntoon and stop missing out today!!

This week's Try That Technique is from the TJNL Stampbooking CD and is called Stamp and Flock. A great technique for adding non-bulky texture to your scrapbook pages, cards and other paper craft projects!


My page--of my sassy-no-longer-that-small-pupper features a bone image from CTMH and alphabet stamps from Stampin' Up!

This is an easy technique!! Try it today!!

TTFN, Jane

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Lots of circles by Hetty

Hello Stampers,
I am having so much fun punching out circles for
the -Collaged Cirle- technique from the
June/July 2011 Newsletter.

It makes a beautiful background for all kinds
of cards. Here are two samples of cards I just made.

It is a fun technique to use some of your scraps
from nice scrapbook paper that you otherwise
just have lying around. You can use all sizes and
mix and match them together for your own background.

 Have a creative day!

Monday, August 22, 2011

Popped Blooms by Judy Jackson

Using punches to add embellishments -- sure, but this cute technique uses punches to add the stamped flower image to the stamped stem. Using this technqiue makes for a cute and quick card! Stamp credits -- Stampin' Up!!

I spritzed some glimmer spray to add some visual interest to the card.

Hope your day is going well!

Judy Jackson

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Try That Technique

Good Morning! Nancy Dawson here bringing you this week's Try that Technique! Hidden Slider is featured in the February/March 2005 Technique Junkie Newsletter. It is a little tricky but well worth the extra effort. We would love to see your take on this technique, so please play along.

I used Stampin' Up Images and the new Halloween Designer Paper coming out in the September Mini Catalog!

Now go get INKY!

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Sanded Cooredinations

Hi, Beth Norman here with another page from my son's 8" x 8" scrapbook. This pretty blue paper uses the Sanded Cooredinations technique from the Stampbooking CD. This little fellow is 22 years old now.

Monday, August 15, 2011


Hello Everyone - This is Chrissy D! Today, I am sharing two projects using this CUTE new set from Mark's Finest Papers...

On this first card, I used the Technique Junkie Newsletter 
and the technique Sanded Whitewash from the August/ September 2009 Issue
Stamps: Fun on the Farm from Mark's Finest Papers

Cardstock: Red, Black, Soft Sky, White Storm
Accessories: Technique Junkie Newsletter, Gesso, Sanding Block, Big Shot, Embossing folder,  Viva Pearl Pen, Dimensionals, Ribbon

On this next card, I used the Technique Junkie Newsletter and the technique called Collaged Circles from the October 2011 newsletter.
Cardstock: Retired DP from SU, Chocolate, Peach, White

Accessories: Grand Calibur, Spellbinders, circle punch, Paper Snips, Dew Drops, Mini Glue Dots, CHocolate 7/8 stitched ribbon

Thanks for stopping by! Hope you have a great day!

Chrissy D

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Ann's Telescope card

Ann Clack here!  I hope all are having a lovely weekend.  I had some friends over last week for a stamp play day.  Since we had not had the time to play with the telescope card yet we all made several.  This is one of mine.  Enjoy!  Stamps - Heartfelt Creations and SU.  I put Diamond glaze in the middle of the flower then poured in some beads to make the center of the flower.  Funny how the Diamond Glaze moves up and over the beads.  This card was a lot easier to make than I originally thought.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Today's Try That: Color Layering

Barb Benson's beautiful Trellis card, from last week's challenge, appears on the home page now! Will you be next?

{Jane Bosi} bringing you this week's Try That Challenge! This week, our challenge is from the June/July 2007 edition of the TJNL--Color Layering!

Every once in a while, I take some time to page through my many TJNL binders--looking for treasures I never took the time to try (or good friends I haven't seen in a while). When I happened upon this technique, I just knew I had to give it a whirl......won't you?

Please remember to tag your posts/emails with "Try That: Color Layering" when submitting to the yahoo group. It makes it so much easier for my wee little brain to find your lovely artwork!

TTFN, Jane

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Antique Glimmers Distressed Tag by Judy Jackson

Good day from Judy Jackson! Been stamping lately? I have -- but it wasn't the "exciting, fun, and creative" kind! I was stamping inside greetings on cards to sell in a new "hand made in America -- and made in Pennsylvania" craft store! Then I put each card in a clear plastic envelope to protect each card. I sure hope I sell them in this new little store! Early this evening I started going through Christmas cards I made last year -- did they have an inside verse yet? No, then can I sell them. Hmmm, but will they sell -- that is the question!

After I did that little job -- I came across a partially finished tag. I decided I would finish it and make a card with it.

The tag had begun with the Antique Glimmer spay. Then I took a section of some background paper and altered it -- I embossed it, sponged it, glimmer sprayed it, and used the little foam sponges to highlight the embossed area and to distress the edges. It looks nothing like the piece of background paper I started with. I added some lace and ribbon, a few buttons, and a faux spool of thread made from some cardboard and a die! Stamp credit - Stampers Anonymous.

And tada! I am happy with the finished product!

Have a wonderfully creative die!

Judy Jackson

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Stampbooking CD --Painted Frames

{jane bosi} posting today with a little ditty I call "Little Miss Thang!" I've been hosting Stampbooking Week on my blog since last week. Today is my final official Stampbooking post, but there will be more in the future! With five wee ones, I've got tons of pictures!!

I've used the Painted Frames technique from the TJNL Stampbooking CD. This is a simple technique and very effective for drawing the eye to your focal point. I used some simple embellishments--including a stitched heart to complete the page. Why don't you give it a try????

Visit my blog to see the other Stampbooking posts! TTFN, Jane

Monday, August 8, 2011

Collaged Circles by Judy Jackson

Good day from Judy Jackson - i hope your day is going great!

Doesn't a lighthouse by the ocean seem a calming feature on the landscape? Every lighthouse was styled differently. What an important job the old lighthouse keepers had!

I decided to use the collaged circles technique as the background. I used these calming colors of designer paper and alternated the colors as I worked through this project. The twine seems to hold down the circles behind the light house.

This is an easy useful project -- what a wonderful way to use scraps of designer paper hiding in our stamp/scrap/craft rooms! It adds terrific visual interest as well.

I used water color pencils to color in the focal image. Stamp credits belong to Stampin' Up -- a retired set which I enjoy using!

I hope you are able to do some crafting today.

Judy Jackson

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Faux Washi Paper on a Decorative Clip

Hello on your stamping Saturday from Kathie McGuire!I'm here today with another "Clip" assortment for a friend.

Although I love using preprinted background papers to decorate these clothespins, I got a big surprise when I decided to cut up some Technique Junkies backgrounds. I LOVE the way they look--much better than background paper!!!

The multicolored clip with the binkini on it showcases one of the latest techniques from the August/September 2011 newsletter, "Faux Washi Paper." I'm thrilled that I learned this technique because I've already made dozens of backgrounds with it. It's fast and easy and every piece turns out so beautifully.

The clips are decorated with some whimsical buttons from my button stash.

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


Friday, August 5, 2011

Bella Creations!!

Artwork by Jackie Kalchert

Artwork by Beth Norman

Artwork by Jane Bosi

Artwork by Ann Clack

Artwork by Hetty Sanders

Artwork by Holly Brown

Artwork by Judy Jackson

Artwork by Nancy Dawson

From the Designers......a special technique highlight!

Today, The Technique Junkie Newsletter is proud to be the sponsor for Bella Creations' Bella Unique Challenge! The Bella Unique challenge is a monthly challenge hosted by the Bella Creations crew! This month, we are joining them and using the Tie Dye Chic Embellishment technique to inspire you all! It's time to get scrappy!!! The Bella Creations site is dedicated to scrapbooking and sharing! Today, we are also adding in our love of stamping!

The Tie Dye Chic Embellishement tutorial is one of the many fabby tutorials found on the TJNL's Stampbooking CD. THIS CD WILL BE AWARDED AS A PRIZE on the Bella Creations site this month! Please check them out and play along!!! You could be the winner of not only the Stampbooking CD, but a year subscription to the Technique Junkie's online newsletter!

You can find a link to this great tutorial--for FREE--right here. Play with us!!

Be sure to check our the Bella Creations site for the rules to play along :)

TTFN--Jane and the TJ Crew!

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Try that Technique Thursday

Nancy Dawson here with your Try that Technique Thursday Challenge. From the Emboss or Die CD under Embossing Techniques you have to try the Trellis Window Tutorial! It is so cute and a really neat looking card. Use your dies or punches to make your 'window' and your sentiment will show thru then add your trellis strips! I used Stampin' Up Sentiment and Designer Paper accented with one of the matching buttons.

Come on ladies give it a go! We'd love to see your creations.

Happy Stampin' & Scrappin'

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Perfect Pattern Paper

Hello, Beth Norman here with Perfect Pattern Paper from our new Stampbooking CD. Continuing on into Adam's (christmas present) 8" x 8" scrapbook, I chose to use one of the techniques for my album. No matter what size of scrapbook, all of the techniques will work.

My son is very sentimental and misses all of the homes we lived in. As we moved from province to province, his heart remains in Prince Edward Island (above Maine), where he was born.

Monday, August 1, 2011


Hello Everyone - It is Chrissy D sharing with you today. On todays project I used the brand new technique from the Technique Junkie Newsletter called Popped Embossing!

Here are some more details...

Stamps: Background Stamp from SU, Angel from 
Susana's Custom Art and Card Design 
Cardstock: White, Cherry, Olive
Accessories: Copic markers, Cuttlebug folder, Grand Calibur, Spellbinders, Pearl Gems, Glue Dots

Thank you for stopping by! Have a great day!

Chrissy D