Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Burnished Embossing and Butterflies by Judy Jackson

Hello to all of you on this day - from Judy Jackson. I hope it is a sunny day wherever you live! I wanted to create a little "sunshine" for myself with this card. I embossed the fancy swirl (Stampin' UP!) with silver Pearl embossing powder. Then I used the Burnished Embossing technique found on the SU Companion CD.

I stamped and embossed these lovely butterflies and the verse (all from Sweet and Sassy Stamps). I used markers to add color to the butterflies. Then I popped them up with pop dots.

I can hardly wait for long sunny summer days and butterflies in my garden!

Have a great day!

Judy Jackson

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Burnished Love

Hey, Junkies!  Ann Clack here!  Here is a Burnished Embossing (from the new Stampin' Companion CD) Valentine.  I recently something on one of the blogs I follow about a fold over flap card that was cut with their Silhouette.  I really wanted that cut file but alas, only in Silhouette form.  So......I thought I'd make my own.  Here is the result.  Enjoy!  Now.......go get the new CD!

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Textured Blossoms by Judy Jackson

Good day -- from Judy Jackson. Our snow is melting and perhaps it is foolish of me -- but i am dreaming of spring flowers! My "winter over" pansies are still blooming and i love that.

I have a lovely flower to share with you today -- and the technique is from the SU Stampin' Companion CD. I have used all Stampin' Up supplies -- except for the embroidery floss in the center of the button.

I always seem to need thank you note cards and this will fit the bill for some needed thank you card.

Emboss and sponge, stamp and sponge, use a punch, use a rubber stamp, and tie a ribbon! And then I have a lovely card! I hope you are able to carve out some stamping time for yourself! And i wonder -- have you ordered this newest CD - SU Stampin' Companion? If not why not? There are 70 techniques on this CD. Each technique will have step by step instructions with pictures! That makes it easy to follow along!

Have a good day!

Judy Jackson

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Designer Frame Peek-A-Boo

 Have you ordered your Stampin'Companion CD yet?
So many wonderful ideas!
I ( Hetty Sanders) am trying out baby cards at the moment,
for my DD is going to have a baby in July
and she asked me to make the announcement card.
We do not know the gender of the baby (yet).
How about this Peek-a-Boo card?
Behind the window there could also
be the name of the new baby.
You find the instructions on the new 
Stampin'Companion CD
You find the order intructions on the
right site of this blog ------>
(Inside of the card)

Not all the papers and stamps are 
recent catalogue, but all are Stampin'Up!.
The stamp set I used is called 
"Cuddles & Tickles".

Have a creative day!

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Double T Slide

{Jane Bosi} Hi Dee Ho, Stampers! I became obsessed, recently, with taking the Double T Slider to the next level! The Double T Slider tutorial can be found on the 3D and Fun Folds CD! I love the way it turned out!

The sushi girl image is a digital image from Karbers Stamps. I think she's cute.....Sushi stamps are hard to find--y'know? Make sure to get own copy of the 3D CD here--then, be inspired!! TTFN, Jane

Monday, January 23, 2012

Chalked Emboss Valentine by Judy Jackson

Happy Monday from Judy Jackson!

We have snow on the ground in southern Pennsylvania and my grandchildren were so excited! They had a great time out in the snow. But everywhere you look in store you see signs of February and Valentine's Day! So it isn't too early to share a Valentine for your Monday inspiration.

I used the Chalked Emboss technique from the December/January Newsletter and then spritzed it with glimmer spray! I also used the Antique Glimmer technique on the tag! I used a movers and shapers die to cut out the Cupid. Cupid, the banner, and the tag are all adhered with foam dots. I sponged the edges of Cupid with black so he showed up against the red of the embossed layer. I added a few ribbons, and it was done!

Stamp credits go to Stampers Anonymous and Stampin' up!

The Chalked Emboss technique is such a fun technique -- and it gives such interesting results! Have you tried it yet? I am going to use it on some other Valentine's I need to make -- and I will share some of those with you!

Happy Stamping!

Judy Jackson

Friday, January 20, 2012

Distress Ink Watercolored Hummingbird

Hello TJ'ers! Happy weekend to all of you from me, Kathie McGuire.

The card I'm sharing today features the Distress Ink Watercolor technique from the 12/11 Technique Junkies newsletter. The navy blue background layer is pre-purchased flocked paper layered on top of gold and then red cardstock. I used my Janome Sew Mini sewing machine to zig zag some gold thread around the edges for interest.

The stamp images are from Michael Strong Stamps. I stamped the alphabet letters, cut them out, and attached them to the card with foam mounting tape. I added a few little gold gems on each of the letters. The hummingbird image is called Cloisonne Hummingbird. I stamped and heat embossed the image with gold embossing powder. This is where the Distress Ink came in! I love how easy it is to blend and coloring using the "secret" ingredient!

I hope you have a chance to dig out some supplies and get inky this weekend. And be sure to make time to try the Distress Ink Watercolor technique. It's great fun!

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Stampin Companion CD - acrylic Block Background

Ann Clack here!  I must say that this is one FUN technique.  I really just wanted to stay in my Stamp Hole and play, play, play!!    I used method two for this card.  I had to really hunt for current SU stamps but I did it!  Hope you enjoy!!  I was trying to stay with the SU only so didn't add any embellishments like brads and ribbon.......but I really wanted to!!

AND.......just for you........you can order the new Stampin Companion CD right from this page!!  Pat Huntoon started to mail out orders yesterday.  Get yours today!------->>>>>

Thursday, January 12, 2012

SU Companion CD Blog Hop!!

Good morning everyone from Judy Jackson! Isn't this a fine day to have a mini blog hop? Today some members of the Technique Junkie Design Team will feature a few cards to show off the BRAND NEW SU Companion CD!

I love SU stamps and materials! There are a lot of wonderful stamp companies out there is the crafting world - some of whom advertise in the Technique Junkie newsletter! A Stamper can love more than one stamp company --right?!?

My card features the Scallop Button Border technique and every thing used to make this card is current in the current year's SU! Big Idea and Catalog book. I used the Inspired by Nature stamp set; Old Olive, Basic Blcak, and Cherry Cobbler card stock; First Edition DSP; Designer Buttons; Versamark; markers; ink pads; clear embossing powder;stamping dimensionals; and seam binding ribbon.

Pat Huntoon will be shipping out the SU Companion CDs on Friday January 13 -- a lucky day after all! Some of my local stamping buddies have already ordered their CD! I know they will love it! If you haven't ordered yours yet -- well why are you waiting?

The next blog in the hop is:

Chrissy Dickinson


I know you wiull love her project!

The Blog Hop will feature these fine artists and their blogs:

Chrissy Dickinson






Jane Bosi


Nancy Dawson


Pat Huntoon


If for some reason you get lost blogging along you can always come back here and start over. Enjoy the mini Blog Hop and enjoy the inspiration!

Have a great day!

Judy Jackson

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Curled corner love

Hetty here with some Valentine inspiration.
I used the Curled Corner (Feb/March 2011) for this vintage
looking Valentine card. The main image is a digital image
from Create with TLC printed on a book page.
The sentiment is also by Create with TLC 
and the hearts are the mini cloisonne hearts 
from Michael Strong embossed
with gold embossing powder.

Have a creative day!

Friday, January 6, 2012

Distress Ink Watercoloring


Hello My TJ Friends! Kathie McGuire here today with a project from the Dec/2011-Jan/2012 Technique Junkie newsletter.

This card features the Distress Ink Watercolor technique. I used it to color behind the Michael Strong Stamps image which was stamped with Versamark ink and embossed with white embossing powder.

The background of the card is nothing more than melted crayons. I made the background first, then used various colors of Distress Inks to match the crayon colors.

Thanks for stopping by today, and if you haven't tried watercoloring with Distress Inks, you're missing out on a VERY fun and easy technique!