Friday, November 30, 2012

Hi TJ Friends! Kathie McGuire here on your stamping weekend. Is everyone getting ready for Christmas? Seems like it! I've already been working on Christmas cards, and this year I've chosen a design from the Fancy Folds and Motion CD--the Tri Shutter card. This card doesn't have a lot of stamping on it because I wanted the fold to be the main focus and then I let some decorative papers do the rest. Happy Holidays everyone! Kathie

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Eggshell Technique

Hi everyone it's Jackie K here. I have been thinking for quite some time that I wanted to revisit the older CD's that I haven't looked at for awhile. This technique is really an oldie but Boy oh Boy is it a Goodie! It is the Eggshell technique from the First Edition CD 2003 and it is a Bonus technique. I remembered this technique after I made some egg salad and had all the shells in the sink. So I looked for it and found it. This card is the result. All those shimmery eggshells at the bottom of the card were sprayed with gesso, painted with acrylic paint and doused with glitter. Of course that was after I had glued them all to some light weight cardboard cut to the shape I had in mind. Pretty cool hey? So if you think those older CD's have techniques that are old and out of are so wrong. Revisit them yourself and give some a try. I think I will pick a technique from CD 2 for the next time I post here in 2 weeks.

I hope to see you then,
Jackie K

Monday, November 26, 2012

On the Side by Judy Jackson

I love this image from River City Rubber Works. It is just a fun image. And their saying goes perfectly with this stamp, don't you think?

This was a fun technique to work with. It was interesting looking through my stamps to see what stamps I had that would work with this technique. This works well I think.

The faux suede rick rack is a perfect masculine touch. I plan to use this card for my brother's birthday come January.

I hope your Thanksgiving holiday was great! Now on to Christmas! Are your cards made or at least in process?

Judy Jackson

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Ann here with a cute Snowman card

Ann Clack here today.  Okay....Thanksgiving is over so we can now look forward to Christmas!  Here is a darling Snowman card I'll be teaching to a class.  The snowman is colored using the TJ technique called Distress Ink Watercoloring.  Really easy with great results.  The background of the card is made using the TJ technique called Distressed Spritzing.  I used a stencil from The Crafter's Workshop.  The snowflake is a punch from EK Success.  Hope you enjoy!

Friday, November 23, 2012

Holly Brown: Herringbone Ho Ho Ho

Hi Junkies!  It's Holly posting today.  Did you enjoy your Thanksgiving day with your friends and family yesterday?  I hope you all had a wonderful time celebrating and being thankful for everything you have.

Now it's time to think about Christmas, and I've got an easy Christmas card to share with you today.  I've used the Herringbone Technique (12/09 issue) with some holiday papers and I added the fun sentiment and a sprig of holly leaves and berries.  The sentiment stamp (Impression Obsession) and the die cuts, papers, and seam binding were all purchased from Classy Cards 'n Such, one of our TJ vendors.  

This is my first time trying the Herringbone Technique, and I had a blast!  It's really fun and easy once you get the first few steps started.  Now I can't wait to try this with all the other papers I've got in my stash - it might be a Herringbone Christmas around my house this year.  :-)

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving!

Good Morning and Happy Thanksgiving!

Nancy Dawson here to share a project with you from the Technique Junkies Great Gifts CD. It's called the Buckle Bag Card Holder and contains four greeting cards and such a cute 'bag' to hold them. Makes a super nice gift for any occasion. This particular one has a definite Fall Theme.

Be sure and order your CD today and take advantage of all the great gift ideas you can make for family and friends.

Blessings to everyone on this special day of Thanksgiving.


Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Broken Borders for Christmas

Good morning.  Beth Norman here with Broken Borders, one of my favourite techniques.  This time I played around with replacing the sentiment with a cute little reindeer.  Isn't she cute?  The fun thing about this technique is that there is so much you can do with it.  You can use cardstock or designer paper, sentiments or images.  The world is your oyster as they say.  Thank you for stopping by.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Smooch Painted Texture by Judy Jackson

Good morning everyone from Judy Jackson.  Are you like  frantically trying to get "IT"  all done in time to enjoy the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays with family?  I know we all have a lot to do  right now!  I am busily trying to get my Christmas cards all made! 

Then I just wonder have you seen a product  or a stamp or an embossing folder and said to yourself, "I know exactly how I will use this!"  I saw these new Tim Holtz embossing folders and that was exactly what I said to myself!  These folders needs SMOOCH!  I was very excited and could hardly wait to receive it.  And today I made two cards with these new embossing folders using theSmooch Painted Texture from the December 2011/January 2012 Technique Junkie Newsletter.  I hope you like them! 
I used a small piece of mica and embossed the greeting one the pine bough and pine cone card.  The greeting is from Sweet and Sassy Stamps.  Add a little Distress Stickles (Picket Fence) and some sparkly Fluff for snow in the needles and the pine cone.   The finishing touch on both cards is a few spritzes glimmer spray. 
I think these two embossing folders just cry for using this technique.  What do you think?
Enjoy planning and making your Christmas cards!  And may it be a merry time!
Judy Jackson

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Gloss Colored Texture

I know this photo is really large but I wanted you to be able to clearly see the embossed fruit slices. Aren't they cool? I thought I would try this technique as I have never seen anyone do it and it looked so interesting.. I used a Cuttlebug embossing folder I have never used before too. The stamped images in the center background are from Club Stamp and the verse is from G Studio. This technique was great fun with most pleasing results. I hope you will give it a try!
Until next time,
Jackie K

Monday, November 12, 2012

Torn Holes by Judy Jackson

When Stampin' Up introduced this stamp several years ago - I immediately saw it being used with Vintage elements.  The torn fabric around the focal image adds a nice touch to me.

The directions for the Torn Holes technique suggest this technique can be used with many of those backgrounds we have created in the past and are still sitting in drawers or boxes waiting to be used.  This background is one of those! 

Have you looked in your piles of already created backgrounds to see if one of those can used for this Technique!   I am sure you can find some!  Have a creative day!

Judy Jackson

Friday, November 9, 2012

Holly Brown: Distress Stain Dip Postage

Hi folks!  It's Holly posting today, and I'm sharing this vintage-style Distress Stain Dip card.  I stamped the whole postage stamp onto my Distress Stain Dip panel, and then I cut out the bird collage and paper pieced it onto the same postage image stamped on white cardstock.  This Distress Stain Dip technique is so much fun - you never get the same look twice!  You can find this technique in the latest issue, Oct/Nov 2012.

This stamp is from I Brake for Stamps, one of the Technique Junkies vendors.  Don't forget to use their special coupon code (found in your newsletter) when you order from I Brake for Stamps.  :-)

Monday, November 5, 2012

Cascading Images in a Scrapbook by Judy Jackson

the purpose of this post is not to showoff  my great scrapbook stitching skills -- because they are not that great!  However I do want to show you how you can use a TJ stamping technique on  a scrapbook page.

This past July we went to family wedding. Our wedding gift to the Bride and Groom is a scrapbook of their wedding.   Because it was destination wedding and there were lots of things to do -- this scrapbook will be quite large.   This is about page 40! I have turned our downstairs family room into a marathon scrap station.   When I am doing a marathon scrapping session, I cannot use my table in my craft room - there just isn't enough space!

Please look at the three pictures of the little flower girl.  Do you notice how they "cascade down" the page?  The cascading images just draw your eyes  down and draw your eyes to look at each picture.  The technique for Cascading Images is from the April 2012 issue of Technique Junkie newsletter.

This is a card I posted for the Cascading Images technique on this blog on May 12, 2012.  You can see how the flower image also cascade down the page on the card. While the flower image is the same stamp - each flower image is painted slightly different.  Using the same subject in your pictures with slight variations can also work.  In a scrapbook - this technique

can be dramatic, adorable, mischievous, or just plain interesting depending on what images you use and the story you are trying to  tell (or show via pictures) on your scrapbook page.

What Technique Junkie technique have you used in your scrapbooks?  Have you done any scrapping recently? Perhaps this is the time to do some scrapping!

Enjoy your week!

Judy Jackson

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Hello TJ Friends~ Kathie McGuire here at the end of your stamping weekend to share a card I made using the Faux Washi Paper technique from the August, 2011 Technique Junkies newsletter. I love this technique so much I hate to cover it up, so I only added a flower (I made the flower, too!) to the front of the card. Thanks for stopping by today! Kathie