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


Shelly Schmidt said...

WOW- four fabulous cards- I will have to revisit all of these prior techniques! Thanks for the inspiration!

Nancy Dawson said...

Great samples and such inspiration! Thanks for sharing your talents!

Hetty said...

Great cards, Judy and so many. I liked your story on how you got hooked to TJ.

Betty Mc Mullan said...

Judy, your cards and coloring are beautiful.

thestampinglady said...

Super work and thanks for sharing your story.

Aprilpzzl said...

Love your work and your cards are adorable.

Diana Enns said...

Great cards - I need to start going back to all these cd's and re-examine them. Thanks for the inspiration.

Rachelle said...

Love the beautiful cards you did. I too need to revisit this CD and check these out. Thanks for the inspiration!

Priscilla said...

Great cards! Thanks for the inspiration and the reminder to go back and check the bonus techniques on the cds!

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Chrissy D said...

Beautiful work, Judy! Thank you for sharing a touch of your stamping History too! :)

Daria said...

These are beautiful. I see some techniques I need to try out.

Thank you.

Bonnie aka raduse said...

Wow! These are all beautiful! Definitely need to try some of these techniques.

Tricia said...

beautiful cards Judy!!! Well Done

Vickie Kertz said...

Oh my these cards are just great. I have all the CD's and am going to have revisit them. Thanks for the push

lilscrappers said...

I will have to revisit these tech's as well. I love to see other ppl's twist to the tech, as often I can't visualize what they might look like :)

Holly said...

Judy, these cards are gorgeous! Now I gotta go look up these techs so I can play with them. :-) I love your little biography - it's fun getting to know you better. Thanks for the inspiration!

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Shirley said...

Hi Judy, It's great to be back and see your beautiful art! I love all of the techniques you used today and your designs too!!

itzamitzi said...

Good work, Judy, your cards are great. I need to get my craft room put back together and get out those cds. I enjoyed reading your entire post.

Mary Lindsey said...

I especially like the saran wrap technique card - but all are beautiful!

Candy Meyers said...

Oh, I loved each one of your cards. Not sure which one I like the best. Thanks loads,
Candy Meyers

ShersL84bed said...

Beautiful cards, lovely images.

Smiles Sher
ShersL84bed at aol dot com

BarbaraW said...

Wonderful cards. I must pull out my first CD again.

Mary Strauser said...

Thanks for sharing and giving me inspiration.
I also have all the CD's really have to get them out again and try some of the great teck.
So nice to hear about you and getting to know you better.

Linda Lambert said...

Enjoyed your cards and the short bit about yourself. I have to make time to look at CD 1 again.