Monday, October 31, 2011

Fun Gift from the NEW 3D and Fun Folds CD!

Good day from Judy Jackson!

Have you ordered yours yet? Pat Huntoon has them and they are ready for shipping! Please look on the side of the DT TJ blog for how to order it!

Do you have stamping and crafting buddies? What a wonderful Christmas gift this would be!

I used a variety of embossing folders and die cuts to create this autumn themed water bottle powdered water bottle drink mix holder. The die cut is from Sizzix and is one of Tim Holtz's new releases from the July 2011 CHA.

This is so pretty, I almost hate to give it away!

Hope your day is just great -- crafty!

Judy Jackson

Thursday, October 27, 2011

3 D and Fun Folds - CD for sale by Pat Huntoon, our fearless leader!

Hello to all of you from Judy Jackson. There is BIG NEWS!!Technique Junkie has a brand new CD for Sale! It will arrive to Pat tomorrow and will be ready for shipping right away!

Do you like three dimensional cards and projects? Then this new CD is for YOU!

This is a Four Panel card I made for my hubby for our anniversary. We celebrated our 43rd anniversary just a short while ago. He is a wonderful husband and deserves a special card! The pop out part with the poem was my own addition - and has one of his favorite love poems from Elizabeth Barrett Browning on this panel. I used stamps from a variety of companies: Stampin' Up, Inkadinkadoo, and Stampington and Company.

This card is only one example of 70 different tutorials on this new Technique Junkie CD. And the CD is only $17.95 (for US/Canada -- overseas it is $19.95). It amazes Pat and the TJ DT that some resources have only 15 projects for much more money than that -- you will be getting SEVENTY projects on one CD!

If you have never seen a TJ CD, here is a real example from the Fancy Folds and Motion CD (the format is the same, but ALL of the techniques are different!) of the Vertical Accordion Card:

So what are you waiting for? Place your order today -- you can make this card, too -- I promise!

Judy Jackson

Tagged Backgrounds--Stampbooking CD

{Jane Bosi} It's a great day for another run at the Try That Technique challenge! This week, we are pulling from the fabulous Stampbooking CD. Our technique is called Tagged Backgrounds! I made this 6 x 6 page of way back when the Hubster and I celebrated 10 years of marital bliss! LOL! I love the way the background plays off the colors in the photo and the theme of the event! Won't you give it a try and share a memory with us? If you aren't into the picture thingy, this is a great technique for cards too! Give it whirl!! My stamped images come from a variety of sources: I Brake For Stamps, Impression Obsession, Stampin' Up!

Let's see what you've got.......
TTFN, Jane

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

A Touch of Picasso

Have you ordered CD 9 yet?
A year of techniques on one CD
and 10 bonus techniques
that you haven't seen before!

This is one of those bonus techniques and is
called: A touch of Picasso.

It is a fun technique, where you
can recycle things from home.

So if you want all those techniques
on one cd and all the extra's
order your CD here:

This card is made with a stamp of
Artistic Outpost.
You want to see another sample?
Hop over to my Craftchaos Blog.
Thanks for looking.

Have a creative day!

Monday, October 24, 2011

Chalk Resist by Judy Jackson

Good morning from Judy Jackson! I hope you are having a great fall day. I love the colors of Fall, the crispness of apples in the fall,. the tartness of freshly pressed apple cider, and --- just the general feeling of Fall. What I don't like about Fall is that it precedes Winter and snow! But Spring does come!

I challenged myself to use the same stamp set with this technique -- using different colors -- and create two different cards. The stamps are from Stampin' Up and the background is from Cornish Heritage Farms. On the second card I did use one more from a different Stampin' Up set. I even used the same little embossing folder! I do like this technique and I have discovered that you do need to use a softer mid-tone (not pale) ink color on the background stamp.

Are you getting your fingers inky today?

Judy Jackson

Friday, October 21, 2011

Good morning friends. Beth Norman here with another Bandana technique. Paired with this technique is the Attached Pocket Note Card technique from the Fancy Folds and Motion CD.

First, I started with my Bandana technique. Butterfly stamp is from My Favorite Things. Next, I went to the Fancy Fold and Motion CD to find a card that would work perfectly with my background. The Attached Pocket Note Card fit the bill.

Thank you for stopping by!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Try That Technique

Good Morning Ladies! Nancy Dawson here! Another Thursday and another Try that Technique. This week we're using the Faux Tile Tutorial featured in the June/July 2011 Technique Junkie Newsletter. It is such a fun technique to try so get inky and let's see your creations.

The winner of last week's Tecnique Thursday is Barbara Washington and her gorgeous card will be posted on our Yahoo Technique Junkie Home page. Congratulations and be sure you all play along and you too could be featured!

Now go get 'inky'!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011


Pat here -- My card today uses the Antique Bookplate from the October 2011 issue of the Technique Junkie Newsletter. I love this easy technique! Such a stunning result, and you don't need alot of supplies to do it, either! I think I will make a bunch of these for my Christmas cards (I make 70 or so cards; and I get bored making all of the same kind, so it is fun to have a variety!).  That is assuming, of course, that we still have a Post Office by Christmas (my worst nightmare, of course).

All Stamps from I Brake for Stamps. If you order -- make sure to use TJ10 for 10% off, too!  Have a great day!

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Distressed Windows Try That!

Hello!!! {Jane Bosi} bringing you this week's Try That Technique. Although it's a bit late in the announcement (so sorry), it is fun and easy to accomplish!! We are using the Distressed Windows technique from the most recent newsletter! So, while it's still out sitting on your desk, let's get busy!

My image and sentiment are from TJNL vendor, Sweet N Sassy Stamps! I love this set with the beautiful butterflies and meaningful sentiments! My background stamps are from Impression Obsession and Stampin' Up! I hope you'll join along and try this wonderful technique--TTFN, Jane

Friday, October 14, 2011

Decorated Clips: Music

Hello Dear TJ Friends~

It's me, Kathie McGuire, here once again with some Decorative Clips! (Note: Making these is addictive--they are soooo much fun to do.) After making six of them for a friend, I thought a coordinating card might be a nice addition to the gift. I stamped the image from Stampin' Up! onto white cardstock and backed it with some black cardstock.

You can find this fabulous project on the 3D and Fancy Folds CD. These are easy to make and are great for gift-giving year 'round!

I hope you enjoy the project and have a creative weekend!


Newsprint Reveal Deluxe by Judy Jackson

Good day from Judy Jackson. Have you watched the video from Pat about this technique through the TJ website? She gives lots of tips on how to successfully use this technique.

I used stamps from Stampin' Up and SmARTworks. I really do like the way this Newsprint Reveal works -- just lovely. And it is a "Green" card in that you recycle newspaper!

I hope you have a great day - and that you have some creative time!

Judy Jackson

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Pink Power

Hetty here with some Pink Power.
You all know
October is Breast Cancer Awereness Month
and so this card is in honour of this.

The image is by Create with TLC and it
is a freebie if you go HERE.

I made this card into an easel card (you find the instructions
on the Fancy Fold and Motion Paper Craft CD)
and used the "Double Emboss & Cut" technique.
This you can find on the Oct/Nov 2011 Newsletter.

The images are printed on Kraft paper and colored with pencils.
The fun thing with digital stamps is that you can use them any
size you want and even mirror them.
If you click on each picture, you can see a larger version
and more details of the card.
For more inspiration see my Craftchaos Blog.

do'nt forget to feel YOUR boobies!

Have a creative day!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Stampsmith Show, Here I Come!

{Jane Bosi} I am stoked for the Stampsmith's Greater New York Stamp Show 2011!! Yes, this little Wisconsin girl is headin to the Big City to teach a few classes, hang with some friends and have a wonderful time--won't you come, too?This is one of the classes I will be offering. It features a great project from the first Fancy Folds CD--the Easel Card Box. I'll also be teaching the Color Dusting technique (found in the August 2003 edition) using these fabby images from Stampsmith :) I have adored the Wizard of Oz my whole life and, now, my kiddos do too. They love these images as much as I do! You know you do--right?

For more information about the show, visit the info page here. I've been a Junkie for ages and would love to meet you! Please stop in to say HI!

TTFN, Jane

Monday, October 10, 2011

A Confession with Negative Positive Technique by Judy Jackson

Howdy from Judy Jackson. I miss spring and summer already but here it is fall by the time you read this! Fall is a time to be thankful -- well everyday as well! And there I was in my craft/stamp room working away on cards for the October-November Technique Junkie newsletter. The Negative-Positive technique is a fun one to do - and so is deciding which stamps you have that will lend itself to this technique. I had decided to use a house mouse stamp i have for a card with this technique.

I was coloring away with my Copic markers on my chosen image -- and looked at my coloring and that is nice, I think I am finished and ready to assemble my card. Oops. I colored the entire image and I was supposed to cut it in half and only color one side -- hence the Negative-Positive technique. And so now what?

One of the things I have heard many times and have told fellow stampers is, "There are no mistakes in stamping, but only opportunities for creative fixing!" I was not going to put my colored image for a later card and start over! So I stamped another house mouse image, cut it out, placed one cut out image on top of the other and made any necessary trimming. Then I proceed to follow the rest of the instructions for the Negative-Positive technique and assembled two cards instead of one!

This house mouse stamp is from Stamparosa and the words are form Stampin' Up.

I hope you are having a fine creative day. Remember mistakes are only opportunities to be creative!

Judy Jackson

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Ann's lesson

Ann Clack here with a lesson for all of you!  I USED to have a ton of fun making backgrounds from the newsletter and just throwing them into the background 'box' where I could use them later.  Well....I USED to never make any notations on the piece to tell me what technique it was.  Well......I don't do that anymore BUT the two cards below were just asking to use a couple of background pieces that I had made in my "never mark it" era.  So........the first with the Halloween girl is made with Black glossy paper and Luminarts paints.  The second with the Pumpkin man is quite dark orange and you only get a hint of the metallic when you move the card.  I photographed it at an angle so you could see some of that metallic.    It could be dabbed shimmers.

So.......I hope you have all learned your lesson and mark your pieces!!  HA!

Friday, October 7, 2011

Hello, Beth Norman here with Top Latch and Bandana techniques. First, I created my bandana background by using butterflies from My Favorite Things stamps, and flourish from Autumn Leaves. Both are some of my favourite techniques.

Thank you for stopping by.

Monday, October 3, 2011


Hello Everyone, This is Chrissy D here!!! Are you getting ready for fall? This is my favorite time of year! I love the change of colors, the crunch of the leaves and the cooler air!

I used the technique from the Technique Junkie Newsletter called Acetate Sparkle from the August/ September 2005 newsletter.

Here are the details:
Stamps: Starry BackgroundCandy Corn WreathHalloween Spirits and Boo-ze
Cardstock: Wisteria Wonder, Basic black, Whisper White
Accessories: Lots and LOTS of glitter, Crystal Effects, Acetate, Vintage Violet Stitched ribbon, Paper Piercing tool, Dimensionals, 

Thanks so much for stopping by! Hope you have a wonderful day!!!
Chrissy D