Thursday, June 28, 2012

{Jane Bosi}|  Happy Thursday!!  Today, I am sharing my Try That Challenge card featuring the 3D Shadows technique from the Stampin' Companion CD!!  While our goal with the original tutorial was to focus completely on the use of Stampin' Up! product, I've completed my artwork with supplies that ARE NOT found in the SU! catalog.  I love the versatility of this CD!!  My image is from a brand new Asian sheet at I Brake For Stamps, (TJ Vendor) called Lovely Geisha.  Isn't she gorgeous??  The entire art piece is colored with Copic markers :)  My verse comes from Unity Stamp Co.
I hope you've had fun with this challenge!  We will have a new one for you soon!  TTFN, Jane

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Baby Bragbook

 Hi there!
Hetty here and I am waiting for our grandbaby to show himself,
so while waiting I have started to make a  6x6 bragbook.
Here you see two of the pages where I have used the
dotty edges technique from  the June/July 2012 TJ Newsletter
and also the Sanded Core'dinations from the April/May 2010.

I found this cute embossingfolder with tiny baby feet. 
So sure that this one will be used a lot in the next few weeks.

 The images you see here are digital images by
Create with TLC and colored with copic markers.
I chose to make colored dots as a frame to the picture
in coördination with the dots on the scrappaper behind it.

Now only my DD has to deliver the baby and  I can
finish of the pages with some pictures! Come on stork....
hurry up and fly!

Have a creative day! 

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Beeswax Beehive

I was fascinated by this tutorial in the newest newsletter and knew I had some sequin waste somewhere in my stash. Oh but where? Searched high and low and could not find it anywhere. I was so determined to try this that I improvised by taking a piece of acetate and punching holes in it. I just punched a couple of rows and moved it down the card front as I applied the wax. Is it perfect? no. It's homemade. Something I think we lose track of when we make our cards. They don't have to be is a homemade card like no other that someone will feel special to receive.

So this is my improvised HOMEMADE version of the Beeswax Beehive technique. It was great fun! The only stamps I used are the bee from A Stamp in the Hand and the sentiment is from Hero Arts. I used a computer printed photo of the beehive and colored it.

Thanks for looking and doesn't have to be's homemade with love!

Jackie K

Monday, June 25, 2012

Circle color collage Post by Judy Jackson

Good day from Judy Jackson. Have you ever had a day or so when nothing you planned to accomplish was actually able to be accomplished?  Well, that has been the story the last few days!  I won't bore you with the details -- but does having three little granddaughters visit us give you any clues?  :)  We love them all dearly but -- oh my do they keep us busy!

This card is made with a brand new stamp set from Stampin" Up.  When I saw it, I knew it was "calling to me!"   I knew it would be perfect for the Circle Color Collage technique and many others!  How many TJ techniques can you think of that this set would work well with?   Just off of the top of my head I can thinks of a few within this current newsletter! I think you will see this stamp set again!

And the background embossed piece?  I do not remember the "exact technique" I used to create it but was a TJ one!  Would you believe the card stock is actually a light blue color? 

Enjoy summer! 

Judy Jackson

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Ann's Dotty Edges

Ann Clack here with a cute little Sailor Girl from Peddler's Pack!  I used the Dotty Edges technique from the most recent newsletter.  She is colored with copic markers.  The background was made by spraying my copic marker on white paper then spattering it with a slightly darker color.  This card was used as a sample in my upcoming copic class!  Hope you enjoy this monochromatic card!

Friday, June 22, 2012

Holly Brown: Glitter Roll Banner

Hi Junkies!  It's Holly posting today, and I'm sharing this glittery card that I created using the Glitter Roll technique.  I love glitter, and this technique is a wonderful way to make sure that the glitter actually sticks on your project instead of your fingers!  LOL  I have a complete listing of the products I used to create this card as well as a cool tip on how to create the banner from a non-banner-shaped border die in my blog post here.    I hope you have a wonderful day!

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Try that Technique Thursday

Good Thursday Morning Ladies!

Nancy Dawson here with today's Try that Technique. This 3D Shadow is located on the Stampin' Companion CD. If you don't have this CD it is a MUST-HAVE addition to your technique collection especially if you are an SU Demo!

I used the new Stampin' Up Two by Two stamp for the focal point accented by Baja Breeze cardstock and Bashful Blue cardstock is the main color. It would be great to see any of your creations so please play along!

Thanks for stopping by. This challenge will run for he next two weeks so you have lots of time to try it out!


Monday, June 18, 2012


Hello Junkies! This is Chrissy D here sharing a card using the June/ July 2012 Technique Junkie Newsletter Issue and the Circle Color Collage. 

I used the gorgeous stamps from Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps and the Graceful Calla Lily
Ink and Card stock: Rose Red, Wild Wasabi, So Saffron and Whisper White 
Accessories: Craft Concepts Embossing Folder, Dew Drops, Pomegranite Satin Ribbon,Mini Glue Dots

I hope you enjoyed my project today! Have a wonderful day!
Chrissy D

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Band Aid Box Cupcake Cards-Paper Piecing

Hello TJ Friends! Kathie McGuire here on your stamping Saturday! Today, I'm sharing a gift project I made for a dear friend who has a penchant for cupcakes. The cupcake image is from The Rubber Cafe. I wanted more than a card, so I decided to make a boxed set of cards for her with a cupcake theme. The technique I used is Paper Piecing from the Feb/2003 TJ newsletter. I stamped the upper part of the cupcake image onto pattern paper.The box is called a Band Aid box. I printed a template onto cardstock and cut it out and folded it. Then, I filled it with four 3" X 3" cards. Thanks for stopping by today and HAPPY TECHNIQUING!

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Acrylic Block Taping

Hello Stampers,

Hetty here and even though I still cannot stamp,
I can share my cards for try that technique with you,
for I made some for the newsletter.
 Here are my samples:

Hope they inspire you to try this easy technique that
you find in the June 2012 TJ newsletter.

And before you ask:
my arm is getting better every day. I have to do
excercises and use it to get the movement going.
It still hurt, but it is getting better. I cannot lift it, but typing
is much easier now that I can use two hands.
No prepressing and lifting and time will
do most of the healing. So I hope in a week or two
I will be back with some new artwork.

Have a creative day!

Monday, June 11, 2012

Circle Color Collage by Judy Jackson

This is Judy Jackson hoping your June day is glorious!  Plenty of sunshine and warm breezes wherever you are!

Have you ever had a large stamp and you loved the image but you felt the details were too tiny to color effectively?  And yet you wanted to add color to the image and not a tone on tone on solid card stock?  This is a wonderful technique to do just that!  Add your embellishments, and a greeting of some kind, and you are done!  Have you tried this technique from the June/July newsletter?  If not -- then why not?

Stamp credits belong to Stampin' Up.  I hope you have some fun stamping today!

Judy Jackson

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Sanded Bee

Ann Clack here with a cute little bee card that I created for an upcoming Copic Class I'm teaching in Springfield, Oregon! 

Sometimes scanners really frustrate me!  The bee's wings have all kinds of subtle colors in them (blues, purples, pink) and none of it showed up!  The background paper is a Technique Junkie technique called sanded coordinations.  I thought the flower embossing folder was perfect for the little bee!  The bee stamp is from a company called Peddler's Pack.  Hope you enjoy!

Friday, June 8, 2012

Holly Brown: Wisped Frames Sympathy card

It's never easy to make sympathy cards, so I wanted to use soft colors instead of somber black and white colors.  I wanted to create a soft, gentle, soothing card that will be welcomed by someone who needs comforting.

I've used several products from Classy Cards 'n Such, one of our TJ newsletter vendors.  If you are a subscriber, check your latest newsletter for a coupon code so you can save 10% off your order.  :-)

I started by stamping the sentiment (JustRite stamps from Classy Cards 'n Such) with kraft ink onto vanilla cardstock, then I cut it out with an oval die and used the Wisped Frames technique (from Technique Junkies).  The scalloped kraft layer was cut out with a Classic Scallop Oval Large die.  I adhered the sentiment to the scalloped kraft layer and set this aside.

I cut a long piece of Chalk White seam binding and pressed it into my kraft inkpad until it was mostly covered with ink.  I needed to soften the color a bit, so I crumpled up the seam binding in my hand and misted it with water.  I set this aside to dry and continued working on my card.

The kraft card base is 5.5" x 4.25" and I cut some designer paper to 5.25" x 4" and adhered that to the card base.  I used a Labels 21 die to cut the soft blue polka dot piece and adhered that to the card.  I tied the dried colored seam binding around the card and fashioned a shabby bow on the right side.  Lastly, I adhered the sentiment with some foam tape to the center of the card.

Thank you for looking at my artwork today.  I hope you have a wonderful day!

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Try That Technique Challenge

{Jane Bosi}

Welcome the June edition of the Technique Junkie Newsletter AND a new Try That Technique Challenge!  This time around, we are using a technique from our brand new issue-- June 2012.  The technique is called Acrylic Block Taping.  Such a simple technique, but OH, so brilliant!!  I love the effect and the variety that this technique provides. 

This cute little Raggedy Ann image is from one of our new TJ Vendors, Impression Obsession.  I've adored the Raggedies since I was a child--clearly it was not an image I could reisit.  Check out the Impression Obsession store.....lots of goodies!  Make sure to tell them the TJNL sent you!

TTFN, Jane

Cut Out Borders

I have been sitting on this card for over 3 weeks waiting for my time to post. It was so much fun to do and is from the June/July newsletter. I used a variety of stamps from All Night Media, Club Stamp, and Hero Arts. I added the magic mesh to give it a more of a nautical feel.I hope you like it.

Thanks for stopping by to look and share!

Jackie K

Monday, June 4, 2012

Dotty Edges

Hello Junkies, Chrissy D here! On today's card I used the June/ July 2012 Technique Junkie Newsletter and the Dotty Edges technique! Fast and easy and what a WONDERFUL way to high light your edges and create a frame with out adding a bunch of layers and weight to your projects. 

All stamps are available at Mark's Finest Papers. I hope you enjoyed my project! Thank you for stopping by! Have a great day!

Chrissy D

Friday, June 1, 2012

Pencil Over Marker 2/05

Hello Stamping and Paper Crafting Friends~ Kathie McGuire here. Thanks for stopping by today to take a look at one of my recycling projects. For this box, I used an empty container from the Laughing Cow Cheese Wheels. I used a few Spellbinders dies for the circles, minus the first layer (I didn't have a punch or die that was the right size). I hand cut the first layer by drawing around a coffee mug and then cut the cardstock with scissors. Not the ideal method, but sometimes we have to just do the best with what we've got, right? The image layer was made by stamping the rooster image (Stampin' Up! from ages ago) in black ink and then I colored with makers and colored pencils and Gamsol using the "Pencil Over Marker" technique from the 2/05 Technique Junkies Newsletter. I used some red line tape around the top and bottom of the container's sides and added some Stampin' Up! ribbon. This box ended up being the ideal container for two necklaces I made and gave to a friend for her birthday. Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you have a lovely weekend. Kathie