Thursday, May 31, 2012

Technique Junkie Annual CD Blog Hop

 This is Judy Jackson, greeting you on yet another Technique Junkie Design Team Blog Hop.  This Blog Hop is featuring the nine Annual TJ CDs.  But wait -- did you know that each Annual CD includes BONUS techniques that were NOT published in the TJ Newsletter?  And that the ONLY way to get to learn these techniques is to own the Annual CD?
Before I start to describe the four cards made from different TJ techniques from the very FIRST Annual CD I want to tell you just a little about myself. I had discovered rubber stamping and scrapbooking about three - fours years before I retired from teaching elementary school. I fell in love with these two crafts.  I took lots of classes and learned a lot from a variety of places.  I no longer considered myself a beginning stamper.  We moved from near Albany, New York to south central Pennsylvania.  I knew I "had" to find stamping and scrapping friends - and I did that.  But I also knew I had to find a regular source of affordable inspiration of techniques for stamping and scrapping.  I poked around on the internet after we had moved.  I found Pat Huntoon and the newsletter -- TECHNIQUE JUNKIE!  I subscribed for only six months -- 3 issues. I had been very disappointed in some other magazines and I wanted to be sure before I committed my money.  In the first issue I was hooked and I have never looked back.  If you like my hand stamped cards -- please know some of my greatest technique inspiration has come from the Technique Junkie Newsletter. Have I learned from any where else? Absolutely!  So if you are wondering is buying these CD's worth the money, I can assure that YES IT IS! 

My first card features the lovely Saran Wrap Technique which is a Bonus technique on CD 1.  The stamps used are Stampavie stamps which are available from Classy Cards 'n Such .

My second card uses the Tapestry Technique from CD1.  Stamp credits belong to Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps. This is a brand new set.

My third card uses the UTTE Tiles from the first CD. The stamps used are Stampavie stamps which are available from Classy Cards 'n Such.

My fourth and last card features  the Antiqued Vellum technique -- another Bonus technique on CD 1.  Stamp credits belong to Inkadinkado and Stampin' Up!

On the cards where I colored in the focal image I used Copic markers. 

Today's cards are in celebration of the Annual Technique Junkie CD sale - all ANNUAL CDs are just $10.00 plus postage! This is a huge savings, and is a great way to catch up with techniques from precious issues. Each of the CDs has between 70 and 100 tutorials on them, each in step-by-step, pictorial format.  Information about each CD, with a list of what is on each and a link to order, is HERE:   Each Cd has 10 bonus techniques on them that are only found on the CD!  Here is the list of CDs. The Blog Hop will feature each of them. An different Design Team member will feature techniques from the CD she is spotlighting.

CD1: October 2002 to August 2003 issue and 10 bonus techniques
CD2: October 2003 to August 2004 issue and 10 bonus techniques
CD3: October 2004 to August 2005 issue and 10 bonus techniques
CD4: October 2005 to August 2006 issue and 10 bonus techniques
CD5: October 2006 to August 2007 issue and 10 bonus techniques
CD6: October 2007 to August 2008 issue and 10 bonus techniques
CD7: October 2008 to August 2009 issue and 10 bonus techniques
CD8: October 2009 to August 2010 issue and 10 bonus techniques
CD9: October 2010 to August 2011 issue and 10 bonus techniques

In case you lose your place in the Blog Hop, here is the entire list of the different blogs you will follow.   Have a good time and be sure to leave comments along the way! 
Here’s a list of the complete blog hop:
CD1: Judy Jackson
CD2: Chris Dickinson:
CD3: Nancy Dawson:
CD4: Ann Clack:
CD5: Donna Duquette:
CD6:  Jane Bosi:
CD7: Holly Brown:
CD8: Jackie Kalchert:
CD9: Pat Huntoon:
See you stamping -- somewhere!

Judy Jackson

Monday, May 28, 2012

Peel Off Borders - by Judy Jackson

The Peel Off  Border technique is a fun one!  I think it sets off the focal image here very nicely.  Stamp credits are Cornish Heritage Farms, close to My Heart, and Stampin' Up.

Judy Jackson

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Ann Clack here with a cling and scrunch card for you to enjoy.  This is for my cousin who lost her mother to cancer.  My aunt's name is Persis which is why I used purses.  She often wore jewelry with little purses on it so this is quite proper.  She was a wonderful person and is being missed by many. 

The cling and scrunch technique is from the 2007 June issue of the TJ newsletter.  AND you should NOT miss the upcoming blog hop this next coming week..........there is going to be a sale going on.  Stay tuned for more info coming on May 31st.  The little punched purses were an idea I saw from a fellow TJer.  Wish I could have written her name down as now I don't remember.  *sigh*    The "Sympathy" word was cut out with my cricut using a file from kwerner. 

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Leopard Peel Off Borders by Judy Jackson

Hello, out there in Technique Junkie Land!  This is Judy Jackson sharing a card with you today.  I have used the Peel Off Border technique from the April-May 2012 newsletter.
I used the Scenic Stamping technique to create the focal image.  Stamps Credits are for Impression Obsession and Stampin' Up. I felt the lattice border sticker blended well with the masculine focal image.

In just days the June-July issue of the TJ newsletter will be mailed out!  Just wait till you see the techniques in that one!  Wonderful!  I hope your week is a great one!

Enjoy you creativity!

Judy Jackson

Try That Technique

Good Mornin' TJ'ers:  Nancy Dawson here to bring you this week's Try that Technique for May 24 - June 6. Masked Layers was featured in the February/March 2012 Technique Junkies NL. Using Stampin' Up! Newsprint Designer Paper (retired) as the background, I sponged with two shades of blue and one green classic ink, the vocal point is the Stampin' Up! Just Believe stamp set (which is NOT retiring).

What an interesting and great technique for masculine cards as well as get well, sympathy, birthday - the possibilities are endless. Come join the fun and post your cards for more inspiration.

Have a great day and go get 'inky'!


Monday, May 21, 2012


 Hi Junkies, this is Chrissy D sharing with you today! Have you joined in on the TRY THAT TECHNIQUE CHALLENGE yet? This week's challenge is to create a project using the technique called Cascading Images from the (April/May 2012). You can read all of the details about the Technique Challenge HERE. You have until THIS WEDNESDAY to play along!
 The images I used are from I BRAKE FOR STAMPS - and a set called Said a Prayer along with another stamp called Small Tea Cup.

The Papers I used are from The Paper Temptress - SO shimmery - Basis #80 and the Silver Lustre Package
Thank you for taking a look! Have a great day!
Chrissy D

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Fancy Folds and Motion CD: Tri Shutter Card

Hello TJ Friends~ Thank you for stopping by today! Kathie McGuire here on your Stamping Saturday. I thought I would share a very simple--but complex-looking card from the Fancy Folds and Motion CD. The Tri Shutter card is surely my favorite design and I seem to make them for almost any occasion. This card was made entirely from a Graphic 45 paper kit. What could be easier? I hope you've enjoyed looking and I sure appreciate the visit. Have a great rest of the weekend! Kathie

Friday, May 18, 2012

Holly Brown: Ducky Hugs

Hi Junkies!  It's Holly posting today, and I'm sharing this cute Ducky Hugs card with you.  I've used the Collaged Circles background technique here, and I colored the duck image with Copic markers before I cut it out.  This cute duck image is from Prickley Pear, one of our TJ vendors this month.  I created the sentiment from some die cut letters, so it will be perfect to send this card to someone who needs a hug.  :-)

I hope this has put a smile on your face today!  Have a wonderful day!

Monday, May 14, 2012

Mini Album Mania by Judy Jackson

This little mini scrapbook album is a morphed version of two of the techniques listed on the Mini Album Mania CD - Hinged Coaster and Tag and Flap. Our daughter and family are missionaries in Romania and although we Skype often - hugging, kissing, and playing with her two boys in person is much better!  
While they were visiting us in the USA Aidan turned one year old - so we had a party!  We went to Romania a year ago to meet this little boy when he was one week old.  While we have lots and lots of pictures from that trip, and she sent us some during the year, there just were not enough pictures for a large regular scrapbook.
Our daughter chose 12 pictures - one for each month - to show how he had grown and changed during this first year and she had them on display for family to look at during the party.  I took those 12 pictures and put them into a mini album. Not all of the pages are displayed here in this post.

This was fun to make -- however, it only reminded me of how much I miss those boys!  Well, and their parents too!  Stamp credits: Verses and Inkadinkadoo.

If you have not yet purchased the Mini Album Mania CD and you are a scrapper or if you have dabbled a bit in scrapping but are overwhelmed at the thought of creating a regular sized scrapbook album, then this CD is for you!  The info for how to purchase this CD is on the side bar of this post.

I hope you all had a wonderful Mother's Day!

Judy Jackson

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Cascading Images by Judy Jackson

This week's Try That Technique is Cascading Images.  It is very interesting to think about the images you own and figure out which images will work for this technique.  there are more than you might think!  Stamp credits are Stampin' Up, and SmART Works.  I dry embossed the green panel, added some bling and tied a ribbon and I like the results. I hope do as well!

I hope you are enjoying Spring as much as I am!

Judy Jackson

Friday, May 11, 2012


Hello Everyone - This is Chris Dickinson sharing with you today! I used the Technique Junkie Newsletter from February/ March 2010, technique called Kraft Resist. The beautiful images are from Mark's Finest Papers and they are from the set called Love Remains. 

I hope you enjoyed my card today! Hope you have a wonderful day!
Chrissy D

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Try That Technique Thursday Is Baaaack!!!

{Jane Bosi} Happy Thursday, Friends!!!  Today, I'm happy to announce that after a LOOOOOONG hiatus, Nancy Dawson and I are bringing back the Try That Technique Challenge!  We've worked out a fabby schedule of challenges for all of us and hope that you will play along!  We've changed things up a bit and will host a new challenge every OTHER week.  The challenge will always be announced here--as well as our blogs!

For todays challenge, we are using a current technique (April/May 2012) called Cascading Images.  I'm using images from the TJ Vendor company, Sweet N Sassy Stamps.  This set, Every Day Miracles, is one of my favorites! 

Won't you play along?  You can link your project in our comments section and/or post it to the egroup.  Everyone wants to see your gorgeous work...C'mon!

TTFN, Jane

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Cascading Images by Hetty Sanders

 Hello, Hetty here with a wonderful
technique from the April/ May 2012
Technique Junkies Newsletter.
This technique is called
Cascading Images.
 For this card I used sewing spools by Mark Finest
and the girl image is by Create with Tlc.

The way the spools are organised, that is done with
the cascading image technique. I stamped everything on
kraft paper and colored it with pencils.
 Some stapled ribbons, sticky pearls 
and sewn on buttons finsh the decoration of the card.
De background is a piece of left over scrap paper.
Have a creative day!

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Hello TJ Friends! Kathie McGuire here to share a card with you today using the Cuttlebug Smoosh technique from October 2007. The main image used here is from The Rubber Cafe; I painted the stamp with Twinkling H2O's, then misted it, and stamped directly onto black cardstock. Fast and fun! The little button-like embellishments are also from The Rubber Cafe and they were originally white with gold dots on them. I used the Twinkling H2O's to paint them to match my flower. Thanks for stopping by today! Kathie

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Wedding Library Book Album

Hello my fellow Technique Junkies! Jackie K here.
This book is from The Mini Album Mania CD. This is a gift for a friend that just got married. She can put little mementos, photos into the library card pockets, or write some memorable moments on cards and slip them into the pockets. This is a very versatile book and can be made and given as a gift for any number of occasions. It's fun to make too! The CD is chock full of wonderful ideas for albums of all shapes and sizes, with easy to follow instructions. Oh and I shouldn't forget to tell you that each album is printable right from the CD!

Thanks for stopping by. Don't forget to visit often as the designers are busy every week with new posts.