Thursday, December 27, 2012

Scribble Borders Tutorial

Nancy Dawson here with the Scribble Borders Technique featured in the December 2012/January 2013 Newsletter! Such a fun and easy technique. I especially like it for the bold stamps and male-oriented cards!

Now that the holidays are winding down, I hope we all  have more time for creating. Hope everyone had a very Merry Christmas and had lots of quality time with friends and family.

Happy Stampin' & Scrappin'

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Merry Christmas

Just a quick post to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a safe, healthy and most impotantly, a creative 2013.
This card utilizes the Masked Spellbinders technique from the April 2010 issue and the stamp is from Stampscapes. Enjoy!!!

I will see you next year!

Jackie K

Monday, December 24, 2012

Ribbon Tab Border by Judy Jackson

Happy day to you from Judy Jackson.  I also used Rainbow Edges technique.  If Cinderella's glass shoes had any texture - I think they might look this!  I love this shoe and the verse from Impression Obsession.  The shoe is a Close to My Heart stamps.

I used a variety of ribbons to add variety and interest. Both techniques are from the current December/January newsletter.  I can visualize how this technique could be used for Christmas cards.   Mine are done -- or at least the focal image is done and they won't be able to utilize this technique. 

Flat backed sticky pearls are used an embellishment.

Be crafty today!

Judy Jackson

Friday, December 14, 2012

Holly Brown: Stained Glass Stickles Noel Window

Hi Junkies!  It's Holly posting today.  I used the Stained Glass Stickles technique in the window on this card -- such a gorgeous and elegant way to add glitter to your creations.  The dies and pearls are from Classy Cards 'n Such, one of our TJ vendors.  Don't forget to use the special discount code found in your latest issue of Technique Junkies to save money while shopping!  

Have a wonderful holiday season with your family and friends!

Monday, December 10, 2012

A Rainbow Edged Christmas Cards by Judy Jackson

Soft pastels are used in this wonderful Rainbow Edged techqniie.  It just goes with this Nativity stamp from Stampin' Up! The verse is an unknown stamp.   One Christmas card done ~~ many to go!

Have a great and crafty day!

Judy Jackson

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Ann Clack here!

Christmas is coming soon so here are a couple of quickie gift card holders.  I made these for a friend who needed them for gift giving.  I altered the original directions to make the card a little wider.  Hope you enjoy and are inspired to make some gift card holders of your own.  The blue flower is from a stamp set I got from Gina K Designs.  The iris stamp is one of the first stamps I ever purchased in 1987 from Personal Stamp Exchange.....still love that stamp!  It is colored with copics.

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Joint Blog Hop with eclectic Paperie, and Sweet & Sassy Stamps!

Good morning from Judy Jackson. I am a Design Team member for the Technique Junkie Newsletter.    I love stamping and I love using new techniques to create cards, scrapbook pages, and various projects!   This is a Joint Blog Hop for three wonderful companies -- Technique Junkie newsletter, eclectic Paperie, and Sweet and Sassy Stamps.   I used the Pocket Post-It Pad technique from the Technique Junkie Great Gifts CD which all of the projects come from for this Blog Hop!
eclectic Paperie is an online boutique for all who love paper crafts. They have an eclectic assortment of products, supplies, tools, and materials to assist you in your quest for creative expression.  They know you will find something to "feed your creativity".
Technique Junkie Newsletter is a bi-monthly publication with step by step tutorials which encourage you to use your supplies in fun and creative ways. TJN also produces tutorial CDs with printable PDFs in a variety of themes. 

Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps is a small, family-owned, Christian company offering exclusive images and designs in both clear and digital stamps.  They also carry a small number of exclusive die designs, some of which coordinate with our stamps.

And now for my project:

I will tell you there is a slight error in the instructions for this technique.  You will need to score at 3 1/4, 3 3/4, and at 4 1/4 inches to create this wonderful project. 

I used papers, buttons, Baker's Twine,  hat pins,  and a cloth tag from eclectic Paperie.  I used the Vintage Ornaments Clear Stamp Set  from Sweet and Sassy Stamps. 

These people are  participating in the Joint Blog Hop:
From Sweet 'n' Sassy Stamps:
Monika Davis
Ceal Pritchett
Giovana Smith
Cathy McCauley   
Jennie Harper

From Technique Junkie Newsletter:
Judy Jackson
Holly Brown
Ann Clark
Jane Bosi
Jackie Kalchert
Pat Huntoon

From eclectic Paperie:
Sherry Cheever
Mary-Ann Maldanado
Micki Harper
Broni Holcombe
Julie Masse
Here are other views of my project:

I added some of the paper from eclectic Paperie on the inside to add some more stability to my project.
And here is some important information for you:
Each of the companies will be giving away a prize randomly drawn from their designers' blogs as follows:
            eclectic Paperie: 25% discount on a future order
            Swwet 'n' Sassy Stamps: $15 store credit
            Technique Junkie Newsletter: Great Gifts CD or any TJN CD of winner's choice
  • The winners will be posted on each company's blog by Sunday, December 9th
  • To be included in the prize drawings, please comment by midnight Friday, December 7th.

My supplies from eclectic Paperie are paper from Echo Park: Winter Wishes, Baker's Twine from The Twinery -, buttons from, crystal hat pin from, and a mini canvas banner from
The Great Gift CD from Technique Junkie is a wonderful resource for hand crafted gifts not only at Christmas and Hanukkah ~~ but all through the year!  Have you purchased your own Great Gifts CD yet?
And now you can follow the link below to the next blog on this wonderful Joint Blog Hop!  I hope you will enjoy our projects and our efforts!  Happy Gift crafting!

Judy Jackson

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Welcome Baby with Collage Strips

Hi, it's Beth Norman here with today's card which uses Collage Strips.  It is such a pretty technique, don't you think?  I sponged several colours of ink on the cardstock to give the appearance of tie die.  My cute stamp comes from I Brake for Stamps.  Thank you for stopping by. Happy stamping!

Marbled Skin from CD 10 by Judy Jackson

The Marbles Skin technique is very interesting to make.  You have an idea of how it will look when you done but not really.  Be sure and let it dry completely. Mine took almost 24 hours to dry.

The stamps are from Stampin' Up and the focal image is water colored.   This will be one of my Christmas cards.

I hope to be done with my cards very soon!  How are you doing?

Judy Jackson

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Embossed Puzzle by Judy Jackson

This Embossed Puzzle technique is from the Technique Junkie August/September newsletter.  But it just fit the focal image from Stampin' Up and highlighted it so nicely.  This makes a wonderful Christmas card.

The image is colored with Copic markers.

One of my goals for this year is to have all of my Christmas cards made early.  and I did accomplish that goal!  I hope all of your Christmas preperations are going well.  Enjoy this season of celebration.  I hope you have crafting goals of your own! 

Judy Jackson

Friday, November 30, 2012

Hi TJ Friends! Kathie McGuire here on your stamping weekend. Is everyone getting ready for Christmas? Seems like it! I've already been working on Christmas cards, and this year I've chosen a design from the Fancy Folds and Motion CD--the Tri Shutter card. This card doesn't have a lot of stamping on it because I wanted the fold to be the main focus and then I let some decorative papers do the rest. Happy Holidays everyone! Kathie

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Eggshell Technique

Hi everyone it's Jackie K here. I have been thinking for quite some time that I wanted to revisit the older CD's that I haven't looked at for awhile. This technique is really an oldie but Boy oh Boy is it a Goodie! It is the Eggshell technique from the First Edition CD 2003 and it is a Bonus technique. I remembered this technique after I made some egg salad and had all the shells in the sink. So I looked for it and found it. This card is the result. All those shimmery eggshells at the bottom of the card were sprayed with gesso, painted with acrylic paint and doused with glitter. Of course that was after I had glued them all to some light weight cardboard cut to the shape I had in mind. Pretty cool hey? So if you think those older CD's have techniques that are old and out of are so wrong. Revisit them yourself and give some a try. I think I will pick a technique from CD 2 for the next time I post here in 2 weeks.

I hope to see you then,
Jackie K

Monday, November 26, 2012

On the Side by Judy Jackson

I love this image from River City Rubber Works. It is just a fun image. And their saying goes perfectly with this stamp, don't you think?

This was a fun technique to work with. It was interesting looking through my stamps to see what stamps I had that would work with this technique. This works well I think.

The faux suede rick rack is a perfect masculine touch. I plan to use this card for my brother's birthday come January.

I hope your Thanksgiving holiday was great! Now on to Christmas! Are your cards made or at least in process?

Judy Jackson

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Ann here with a cute Snowman card

Ann Clack here today.  Okay....Thanksgiving is over so we can now look forward to Christmas!  Here is a darling Snowman card I'll be teaching to a class.  The snowman is colored using the TJ technique called Distress Ink Watercoloring.  Really easy with great results.  The background of the card is made using the TJ technique called Distressed Spritzing.  I used a stencil from The Crafter's Workshop.  The snowflake is a punch from EK Success.  Hope you enjoy!

Friday, November 23, 2012

Holly Brown: Herringbone Ho Ho Ho

Hi Junkies!  It's Holly posting today.  Did you enjoy your Thanksgiving day with your friends and family yesterday?  I hope you all had a wonderful time celebrating and being thankful for everything you have.

Now it's time to think about Christmas, and I've got an easy Christmas card to share with you today.  I've used the Herringbone Technique (12/09 issue) with some holiday papers and I added the fun sentiment and a sprig of holly leaves and berries.  The sentiment stamp (Impression Obsession) and the die cuts, papers, and seam binding were all purchased from Classy Cards 'n Such, one of our TJ vendors.  

This is my first time trying the Herringbone Technique, and I had a blast!  It's really fun and easy once you get the first few steps started.  Now I can't wait to try this with all the other papers I've got in my stash - it might be a Herringbone Christmas around my house this year.  :-)

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving!

Good Morning and Happy Thanksgiving!

Nancy Dawson here to share a project with you from the Technique Junkies Great Gifts CD. It's called the Buckle Bag Card Holder and contains four greeting cards and such a cute 'bag' to hold them. Makes a super nice gift for any occasion. This particular one has a definite Fall Theme.

Be sure and order your CD today and take advantage of all the great gift ideas you can make for family and friends.

Blessings to everyone on this special day of Thanksgiving.


Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Broken Borders for Christmas

Good morning.  Beth Norman here with Broken Borders, one of my favourite techniques.  This time I played around with replacing the sentiment with a cute little reindeer.  Isn't she cute?  The fun thing about this technique is that there is so much you can do with it.  You can use cardstock or designer paper, sentiments or images.  The world is your oyster as they say.  Thank you for stopping by.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Smooch Painted Texture by Judy Jackson

Good morning everyone from Judy Jackson.  Are you like  frantically trying to get "IT"  all done in time to enjoy the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays with family?  I know we all have a lot to do  right now!  I am busily trying to get my Christmas cards all made! 

Then I just wonder have you seen a product  or a stamp or an embossing folder and said to yourself, "I know exactly how I will use this!"  I saw these new Tim Holtz embossing folders and that was exactly what I said to myself!  These folders needs SMOOCH!  I was very excited and could hardly wait to receive it.  And today I made two cards with these new embossing folders using theSmooch Painted Texture from the December 2011/January 2012 Technique Junkie Newsletter.  I hope you like them! 
I used a small piece of mica and embossed the greeting one the pine bough and pine cone card.  The greeting is from Sweet and Sassy Stamps.  Add a little Distress Stickles (Picket Fence) and some sparkly Fluff for snow in the needles and the pine cone.   The finishing touch on both cards is a few spritzes glimmer spray. 
I think these two embossing folders just cry for using this technique.  What do you think?
Enjoy planning and making your Christmas cards!  And may it be a merry time!
Judy Jackson

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Gloss Colored Texture

I know this photo is really large but I wanted you to be able to clearly see the embossed fruit slices. Aren't they cool? I thought I would try this technique as I have never seen anyone do it and it looked so interesting.. I used a Cuttlebug embossing folder I have never used before too. The stamped images in the center background are from Club Stamp and the verse is from G Studio. This technique was great fun with most pleasing results. I hope you will give it a try!
Until next time,
Jackie K

Monday, November 12, 2012

Torn Holes by Judy Jackson

When Stampin' Up introduced this stamp several years ago - I immediately saw it being used with Vintage elements.  The torn fabric around the focal image adds a nice touch to me.

The directions for the Torn Holes technique suggest this technique can be used with many of those backgrounds we have created in the past and are still sitting in drawers or boxes waiting to be used.  This background is one of those! 

Have you looked in your piles of already created backgrounds to see if one of those can used for this Technique!   I am sure you can find some!  Have a creative day!

Judy Jackson

Friday, November 9, 2012

Holly Brown: Distress Stain Dip Postage

Hi folks!  It's Holly posting today, and I'm sharing this vintage-style Distress Stain Dip card.  I stamped the whole postage stamp onto my Distress Stain Dip panel, and then I cut out the bird collage and paper pieced it onto the same postage image stamped on white cardstock.  This Distress Stain Dip technique is so much fun - you never get the same look twice!  You can find this technique in the latest issue, Oct/Nov 2012.

This stamp is from I Brake for Stamps, one of the Technique Junkies vendors.  Don't forget to use their special coupon code (found in your newsletter) when you order from I Brake for Stamps.  :-)

Monday, November 5, 2012

Cascading Images in a Scrapbook by Judy Jackson

the purpose of this post is not to showoff  my great scrapbook stitching skills -- because they are not that great!  However I do want to show you how you can use a TJ stamping technique on  a scrapbook page.

This past July we went to family wedding. Our wedding gift to the Bride and Groom is a scrapbook of their wedding.   Because it was destination wedding and there were lots of things to do -- this scrapbook will be quite large.   This is about page 40! I have turned our downstairs family room into a marathon scrap station.   When I am doing a marathon scrapping session, I cannot use my table in my craft room - there just isn't enough space!

Please look at the three pictures of the little flower girl.  Do you notice how they "cascade down" the page?  The cascading images just draw your eyes  down and draw your eyes to look at each picture.  The technique for Cascading Images is from the April 2012 issue of Technique Junkie newsletter.

This is a card I posted for the Cascading Images technique on this blog on May 12, 2012.  You can see how the flower image also cascade down the page on the card. While the flower image is the same stamp - each flower image is painted slightly different.  Using the same subject in your pictures with slight variations can also work.  In a scrapbook - this technique

can be dramatic, adorable, mischievous, or just plain interesting depending on what images you use and the story you are trying to  tell (or show via pictures) on your scrapbook page.

What Technique Junkie technique have you used in your scrapbooks?  Have you done any scrapping recently? Perhaps this is the time to do some scrapping!

Enjoy your week!

Judy Jackson

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Hello TJ Friends~ Kathie McGuire here at the end of your stamping weekend to share a card I made using the Faux Washi Paper technique from the August, 2011 Technique Junkies newsletter. I love this technique so much I hate to cover it up, so I only added a flower (I made the flower, too!) to the front of the card. Thanks for stopping by today! Kathie

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Happy Birthday Blog Hop -- starting with Judy Jackson

Hello from Judy Jackson.  This has been an exciting month hasn't it -- watching Pat Huntoon post all of those wonderful cards and techniques day after day!  So today the entire Design Team wish a very Happy Birthday to the Technique Junkie newsletter --- without which we would not know all of these wonderful techniques.  I hope the Technique Junkie newsletter has many, many happy returns!  Just in case you didn't know by now, but I love learning new techniques! 

Pat Huntoon asked the Design Team to share a card (or more) on this blog hop -- and we are to use one of our favorite techniques!  There are a lot of techniques I use a lot so I had to think about that a bit.  But my absolute TWO favorite techniques are Antique Glimmers and Cuttlebug Smoosh.   So I designed 3 cards to share with you today and they all use Antique Glimmers and one card also uses Cuttlebug Smoosh!  I really enjoy using two techniques on one card! 

The first card in this blog post uses an adorable little girl from Stamping Bella.  The verse is from Stampin' Up!  I used Distress Markers scribbled on plastic for the watercolors to paint the little girl.

I bought this beautiful house stamp from Heather's Stamping Haven in Nepean, Ontario, Canada.  It is a Frog Whisker's Ink stamp.  I was there for a family reunion and if there is time, I always want to go there. The verse is from Stampin' Up.  I used a scrap of  a die cut underneath the focal image which I colored with my Copic markers.

 This card uses both the antique Glimmers technique and the Cuttlebug Smoosh technique.  I used Mudd Puddles sand and shells for the embellishment.  Stamps are from Stampin' Up! and Artistic Outpost.  I used watercolor pencils to color the focal image.

So here you have three examples using Antique Glimmers from the December 2009 Technique Junkie newsletter and one example using both Antique Glimmers and Cuttlebug Smoosh (October 2007).  All three cards have very different looks.

I have been a subscriber of the Technique Junkie newsletter since the summer of 2003.   It  has been one of the most worthwhile stamping - scrapping purchases I have ever made.  The newsletter has enabled me to more fully utilize the products I already own, and in addition to understand how to use many of the products on the market -- both new and old!  If you are not a subscriber, I have to ask why not? I do not believe you would be sorry.

And now for the rest of the Birthday Blog Hop!  There is a wonderful prize at the end of Pat Huntoon's blog.  One of the comment posters will be in a random drawing and will become a Guest Designer for one newsletter! That is an exciting opportunity!

Here is the list of the Blog Hop participants.  follow the Hop along until you get to Pat's blog.  And please enjoy the Happy Birthday Blog Hop!

Designer Blog—You are here!

Hetty Sanders -  

Jackie Kalchert    

Pat Huntoon –    

 I am going to tell you now that some Design Team members and Pat Huntoon herself live under the "most likely" areas to lose power because of Hurricane Sandy. So please be patient with this blog hop and with Pat Huntoon. There may well be broken links because of the storm.   Thanks for your understanding. 

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Ann's Inky Bands

Ann Clack here!  Inky Bands is from the most recent TJ newsletter.  I've had that wide ribbon for absolutely ages.  It was just a little too wide for most of my cards so it just sat.  Then I saw a cool technique using felt, folded, snipped and attached to an adhesive circle.  I thought....Hey!  I could do that with this wide ribbon too!  It isn't felt but it should work just the same.  I think it made a pretty cool flower.  After the flower was made the Inky Bands technique seemed a natural to compliment the colors of the ribbon.  The panel looked a little lonely, so I drew random lines around the outside edge.  The Hero Arts sentiment finished it off.  Hope you enjoy!

Friday, October 26, 2012

Two More In the Middle Cards by Judy Jackson

These In the Middle cards are more examples of how versatile this technique is.   The stamp credits for both of these cards are from Stampin' Up and Heather's Stamping Haven.

Have you tried this technique yet?

Judy Jackson

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Technique Thursday

Good Mornin' - Nancy Dawson here with another Technique Thursday! We haven't been doing the Try that Technique BUT you are welcome to play along and post your creations to the message board. 

This is the Puzzle Layers Technique featured in the October, 2010 Technique Junkie Newsletter. I love it - it's fun to piece the focal image together in all different directions! You do have to color several of the images to make it work. 

Hope you enjoy it! He is such a 'happy' scarecrow! I have also done this technique using photos for a unique scrapbook layout. 

Let's see what you can do with this fabulous technique.

Happy Stampin'

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Tag Fence

Hello everyone, Jackie K here with a Tag Fence card from June/July 2012 newsletter Bonus technique. Most of the stamps used were odds and ends I've had for ages. The sentiment stamp is from Bon Ton Stamps and all paper is from the Paper Temptress. Quite a fun technique and easy once you decide on your stamps and general design. I have always loved the blue and brown color about you?

I hope you are all doing well and are not too stressed over your Christmas cards, LOL! I am creating mine in my mind, that's as far as I've gotten.

Be well, stay creative! See you in two weeks!
Thanks for stopping by,
Jackie K

Monday, October 22, 2012

A Bevy of Butterflies! by Judy Jackson

  Butterflies are so pretty say I -- from Judy Jackson.  I certainly enjoyed seeing Viceroy butterflies on my butterfly bush during late summer.

 The In the Middle technique is both a fun and easy technique from the October/November newsletter.  These stamps are from Stamp Camp - an advertising vendor for the Technique Junkie newsletter. Have you checked out their stamps?  Very good quality stamps. 

Have you stamped today?

Judy Jackson

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Torn Holes for Halloween

Hello fellow TJ'ers.  This is Beth Norman with a Torn Holes card for you.  With Halloween around the corner I thought this Impression Obsession stamp would be perfect with this technique.  You will find the instructions for Torn Holes in our most recent issue. 

Saturday, October 13, 2012

In the Middle Sympathy

Ann Clack here with a technique from the most recent newsletter.  This is called In the Middle.  I changed it up a little by using a border stamp instead of drawing a line.  I think it jazzes is up a little.  Sometimes your mistakes make something even better!  I originally punched the bottom of the panel but my punching wasn't much to be desired so I cut it off.  After punching a better scallop edge on a separate piece of paper, I cut it narrow and mounted below the original panel.  I like it better this way!  In retrospect I could have put little pearls on each scallop for some bling.  Maybe I will!  Hope you enjoy.  The green swirl is from Prickly Pear stamps.  I really love that swirl!!  The purple flowers and blue butterflies are from an Inkadinkado set....same with the border.  The words (there are some on the inside that go with the outside sentiment are unknown.  I got them at a Rubber Stamp Convention ages ago.  I know this because they have the hook and loop on the back of them.  That was the first type of unmounteds that I did.  Now I just use Tack N Peel with bare rubber.  Much easier!

Friday, October 12, 2012

Holly Brown: Collapsing Cupcake Box

Hi Junkies!  It's Holly posting today, and I made this fun Collapsing Cupcake box to share with y'all.  The tutorial for this great technique is on the brand new Great Gifts CD.  The Great Gifts CD contains 40 brand-new tutorials for gifts for all occasions! All of the tutorials are in step-by-step pictorial format, of course, and are printable to 8 1/2" x 11" paper. It is only $14.95 plus shipping. You can order from the Great Gifts Page:

I decorated my cupcake box with rosettes.  The directions for making these rosettes are in the fabulous Rosette Wreath technique, also found on the Great Gifts CD.  The picture below shows what the box looks like when you untie the ribbon:

Isn't that cool?  I had fun making this box.  Just think of all the different patterned papers you could use for making your own cupcake box.  Use fall papers, Christmas papers, Valentine papers, birthday papers - the possibilities are endless!

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Layered Masked Collage

The possibilities are endless with this technique! It will work with ANY focal image stamp and ANY leaves, branches, script  or floral stamps. I used Inkadinkado  as my focal image and PSX for my script. The stamp on the left (embossed in white) is from Local King Rubber. I strongly suggest you give this technique a won't be disappointed.
Thanks for looking,
See you in 2 weeks!
Jackie K

Monday, October 8, 2012

Embossed Edges by Judy Jackson

The Embossed Edges Technique creates a wonderful "frame" for the focal point image on your card.   The only trick is to leave enough room around your focal image to do the embossing.

Don't you like this beach scene of these antique sail boats from Stamp Camp? I like it very much! Stamp Camp is a new vendor for the Technique Junkie newsletter. Be sure and see her ad for her company.  I used a retired Old World background from Stampin' Up.  I colored the focal image with Copic markers.

I think is a great masculine card, do you?

Have a creative day!

Judy Jackson

Friday, October 5, 2012

Hello Dear TJ Friends! Kathie McGuire here to share a little bird card with you. The background is a pre-made paper which is also pre-punched on the corners. I got it as a gift from a friend, and this wonderful friend also gave me a package of the brad-like brad embellisment I used in one of the corners. Thank goodness for the Curled Corner technique from the Feb/2000 newsletter, because it allowed me to find the perfect place on the card for this wonderful little doo-dad. The bird and the bird cage are a Tim Holtz die cut. The gems are a gel-like sticker I purchased at Michael's. One other little addition is some sparkly spica pen on the tree branches. Thank you for stopping by today and taking a look! Kathie McGuire

Friday, September 28, 2012

Holly Brown: Rosette Wreath

Hi Junkies!  It's Holly posting today.  Did you go through the Great Gifts blog hop that the TJ designers held on Wednesday?  There is some awesome artwork on all of the blogs in this hop.  This Rosette Wreath is just one of three projects I had on my blog for this hop.

The tutorial for this Rosette Wreath is on the brand new Great Gifts CD - just one of 40 awesome new projects.  This CD is just in time for the upcoming holidays.  I'm actually planning on making three more of these Rosette Wreaths to give away as Christmas gifts this year.  :-)

You can see pictures of all the techniques on this Great Gifts CD by clicking here:

The CD can be ordered by going to the Technique Junkies website here:

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Buggies & Bassinets

Good Evening! Nancy Dawson here with NO Try that Technique BUT I do have two projects I made using the newest TJ Great Gift CD. There are so many ideas for gift-giving on one CD, it is a must-have!

I hope you like these creations - the Buggie instructions are included on the CD and I changed it up a bit for a baby shower making it a bassinet.

I hope you enjoy these projects and were able to follow the blog hop we hosted Wednesday. Everyone had such great projects. Be sure to order your new CD today!

Until next time,
Go Get INKY!

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Happy Great Gifts to You Blog Hop! by Judy Jackson

Today the Technique Junkie Design Team has a Blog Hop Surprise for you!  But first ~~ did you know there are ONLY  89 days left until Christmas?  For some people, that sounds like a lot and for others that number brings about an almost state of panic!  Panic can set in if you have a lot of home made gifts you want to make for family and friends.  

I can still remember receiving a box of fabric and a pattern from my mother for Christmas.  She was going to make a dress and it just didn't happen.  That didn't happen until I was a teenager and it didn't happen often.  Don't let this happen to YOU!  Make sure you buy the brand new Technique Junkie Great Gifts CD!  You can be ready for Christmas without panic!
But now you wonder -- hmm, just what type of gifts are on this CD?  The CD contains 40 paper crafting projects with gifts for all occasions.There are boxes, bags, surprises and even explosions on this CD! The CD is just $14.95 plus postage. A full index list of what is on the CD – with pictures of each project – is available at this website.


Use the link on the side bar to order.  
Are they difficult to make?  Nope, not at all.  Are there step by step instructions to make the directions easy to follow? Yes, just like all of the Technique Junkie CDs and the website newsletter, there are easy to follow directions with pictures!
So what are you waiting for?  You know it, you really do.  You really do NEED this Great Gifts CD.  
Here is my project - a K Cup gift holder. 
Nearly every adult loves coffee and the K-Cup machine are so very popular I think this is a perfect gift - not just for Christmas either.  Filling this little box with three K Cups and you have a perfect stocking stuffer gift, a gift to accompany a new K-Cup Christmas gift, and/or a hostess gift for a dinner or a over night visit at the home of a friend!  Make up several of these and you are good to go!
Like any blog hop -- there is a beginning and stops along the way. This is the first stop of this Blog Hop. Pat Huntoon is the last stop for our Great Gifts CD Blog Hop. The rest are listed here below. 
8: Beth Norman:
10: Shelly Schmidt:
There is a drop down menu on the side bar where you can order the Great Gifts CD (or any other TJ CD of your choice).  And did you know that these TJ CDs are wonderful gifts all on their own for your stamping buddy friend (or family member)!
Happy Hopping! 
Perhaps I will see you in a crafting aisle of some store buying supplies for all of the gifts you will be making from this CD! 
Judy Jackson