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

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Pulled Colors Thank You card

Well I had a bit of a dilemma as to whether or not to post this card as it seems Judy and I were on the same page technique wise. Then I thought about it and decided it would be good to post the same technique. I made that decision because I thought it would be an eye opener for you to see how differently the same technique can come out. I kept the card simple as I wanted the technique to make the statement, and I think it does. The focal image is one I really love and it's from I Love Rubber Stamps. It seems so peaceful to me. The sentiment is from Club Stamp. This one appeals to me because I write the same way. I tend to mix script with cursive (I think I have that right, LOL!) I almost forgot to tell you that this technique can be found in the Aug/Sept issue.
Thanks for looking and I will be back in two weeks. In the meantime...enjoy all the other posts from the very talented Design Team members.
Jackie K

Monday, September 24, 2012

Romantic Pulled Color by Judy Jackson

Good morning from Judy Jackson! I love this vintage image of this couple from Stampington & Company. Other stamps are from Hero Arts and Stampin' Up.

I used Vintage lace from a Vintage embellishment store.

Happy Happy crafting for you all!

Judy Jackson

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Pale Sympathy

Ann Clack here with a quick and easy card for you.  This is a sympathy card I made up for my upcoming card sale.  I used the Cuttlebug Highlights technique for this card.  That technique is fast and easy and adds a lot for the little bit of effort!  Hope you enjoy!  The picture did funky things to the really is just grogain ribbon that is flat!

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Glitter Ribbons

Ann Clack here with a quick little card using Glitter Ribbons.  Today is the birthday party for my granddaughter, Breauna.    This piece of glitter ribbons technique was calling to me as it matched her package.  I added a bunch of stars since the inside says "You're the star of the day!"   Naturally, the glitter is sooo much prettier in real life!

My tip of the day to you is.......when you get the TJ newsletter pick a couple of the techniques that you know will take some time and might be messy.  Make lots of the backgrounds and store them away for those days when you need something quick.  Make sure you mark the name of the technique on the back of the piece.

Friday, September 14, 2012

Distressed Paper - Burlap Flower card

Hi Junkies!  It's Holly posting today, and I'm sharing this shabby chic card with you.  I used an oldie but a goodie technique called Distressed Paper on the patterned paper.  You can find this technique in the 2/03 issue - told you it was an oldie!!  LOL  As fun as the new techniques are, sometimes I like going back to the beginning of Technique Junkies and playing with some of those older techniques.  

I paired this shabby paper with a scrunched, wrinkled ribbon and a flower cut from burlap fabric.  I actually used a small strand of the burlap to tie through the holes of the button.  The sentiment is from Flourishes - perfect for sending a card that isn't necessarily a birthday card or a holiday card.  :-)

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Greetings From Arizona!!!!

Hello everyone, I hope this post finds everyone well and creative. For this card I used Acrylic Block Taping technique from the June/July newsletter of this year. It reminded me of old barn wood. I also used the Paper Piecing technique from the February 03 newsletter..and oldie and still a goodie! The stamps are from Mark's Finest Paper and Copperleaf Creations..
 I am making this short because we are having thunder storms and I need to shut the computer off.
TFL and make it a habit to visit often.
Until nextime,
Jackie K

Monday, September 10, 2012

Another Embossed Puzzle card by Judy Jackson

This is another Mono-Chromatic color scheme for this technique. I like the fact that you can use bright colors, pastel colors, and mono-chromatic colors to achieve the look you want.   I used four shades of browns.  Stamp credits belong to Stampin' Up and Endless Creation. 

The nest and feathers are stamps on a vanilla piece of card stock.  The eggs were stamped in Brilliance ink on vellum and layered over the card stock with the nest.   I used seam binding ribbon for the bow and knot. 

Happy Creating!

Judy Jackson

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Embossed Puzzle

Hello TJ friends, it's Beth Norman here with the Embossed Puzzle technique from the August issue.  Once again, I pulled out my Tombow markers and went to work on the main image.  It was so fun to coordinate the colours on the image (Magenta) with my Embossed Puzzle background.  Wasn't it nice to find a new technique involving embossing folders?  I know I was tickled.