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