Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Happy Birthday Blog Hop -- starting with Judy Jackson

Hello from Judy Jackson.  This has been an exciting month hasn't it -- watching Pat Huntoon post all of those wonderful cards and techniques day after day!  So today the entire Design Team wish a very Happy Birthday to the Technique Junkie newsletter --- without which we would not know all of these wonderful techniques.  I hope the Technique Junkie newsletter has many, many happy returns!  Just in case you didn't know by now, but I love learning new techniques! 

Pat Huntoon asked the Design Team to share a card (or more) on this blog hop -- and we are to use one of our favorite techniques!  There are a lot of techniques I use a lot so I had to think about that a bit.  But my absolute TWO favorite techniques are Antique Glimmers and Cuttlebug Smoosh.   So I designed 3 cards to share with you today and they all use Antique Glimmers and one card also uses Cuttlebug Smoosh!  I really enjoy using two techniques on one card! 

The first card in this blog post uses an adorable little girl from Stamping Bella.  The verse is from Stampin' Up!  I used Distress Markers scribbled on plastic for the watercolors to paint the little girl.

I bought this beautiful house stamp from Heather's Stamping Haven in Nepean, Ontario, Canada.  It is a Frog Whisker's Ink stamp.  I was there for a family reunion and if there is time, I always want to go there. The verse is from Stampin' Up.  I used a scrap of  a die cut underneath the focal image which I colored with my Copic markers.

 This card uses both the antique Glimmers technique and the Cuttlebug Smoosh technique.  I used Mudd Puddles sand and shells for the embellishment.  Stamps are from Stampin' Up! and Artistic Outpost.  I used watercolor pencils to color the focal image.

So here you have three examples using Antique Glimmers from the December 2009 Technique Junkie newsletter and one example using both Antique Glimmers and Cuttlebug Smoosh (October 2007).  All three cards have very different looks.

I have been a subscriber of the Technique Junkie newsletter since the summer of 2003.   It  has been one of the most worthwhile stamping - scrapping purchases I have ever made.  The newsletter has enabled me to more fully utilize the products I already own, and in addition to understand how to use many of the products on the market -- both new and old!  If you are not a subscriber, I have to ask why not? I do not believe you would be sorry.

And now for the rest of the Birthday Blog Hop!  There is a wonderful prize at the end of Pat Huntoon's blog.  One of the comment posters will be in a random drawing and will become a Guest Designer for one newsletter! That is an exciting opportunity!

Here is the list of the Blog Hop participants.  follow the Hop along until you get to Pat's blog.  And please enjoy the Happy Birthday Blog Hop!

Designer Blog—You are here!

Hetty Sanders - http://craftchaos.blogspot.com  

Jackie Kalchert http://jackiekalchert.blogspot.com    

Pat Huntoon – http://patstamps.blogspot.com    

 I am going to tell you now that some Design Team members and Pat Huntoon herself live under the "most likely" areas to lose power because of Hurricane Sandy. So please be patient with this blog hop and with Pat Huntoon. There may well be broken links because of the storm.   Thanks for your understanding.