Sunday, September 29, 2013

Try That Technique - Spotlight 2

Tricia here with this weeks Try That Technique - Spotlight 2.  My card features a digital stamp from Fred She Said colored with copics.  I used some burlap to create a textured background behind the roses.

This is a really fun and easy technique.  Won't you join us this week?

Thanks for stopping by and have a crafty Sunday!

Glitter ribbons

Ann Clack here with a couple of glitter ribbons cards.  The pink and blue one was for my granddaughter who turned 11.  She LOVED all the sparkle.  It matched her new room to boot!

The blue and white one was made during at our FSF group.  Friends Stamp Friday seems to have become a regular occurrence her the last couple of months.  I originally invited one friend to come and stamp...then it became two........then three.  Then four!  At least it makes me get the house cleaned.    The cupcakes on both cards are removable.  You can place them on a mirror, votive, or anything smooth and non-porous.

Do any of your stamping activities help you get the housework done?

Friday, September 27, 2013

A Morphed Tri-Cut Dies Christmas Card by Judy Jackson

I hope you are having a lovely day!  Is it a crafty day?  This is Judy Jackson posting another Christmas card!

This is a current technique from the August/September TJ newsletter.   I had some minor surgery and am unable to go downstairs just yet to my stamp room. Hopefully, I can do that tomorrow!  The focal image is from Stampin' Up and the Scripture is from Stampin' Up. I am not sure about the other verse.  I colored the little shepherd, lambs, the buildings, the star, and the grass with my Copics. I sponged the sky and  used a clear glitter pen on the star.    Then I spritzed the card from with a light glimmer mist.

Have you started on Christmas cards?  How many do you make?  I make over 100 every year so I need to get started early! 

Have a crafty weekend everyone!

Judy Jackson

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Chevron for Club Scrap Blog Hop

Hetty here and today being part of the Club Scrap
Take Wing Blog Hop with a Technique Junkies card.

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As the chevron design is so popular at the moment,
we of course had to share a tutorial about this
and you find it in the in the
April/May 2013 newsletter.
For this card I used Club Scrap Take Wing papers (September '13)
and stamps (sentiment and birds). 
The background is done with a Great Outdoor
stencil (by Club Scrap) and green distress ink.

Hope you take another look at this tutorial, it is just
one of those quick and easy ones.

You find all the blog hop participants here:

Have a creative day!

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Misted Stencils

What day is it?  What day is it?  It's Hump Dayyyyy..woot woot.  Don't you love that commercial?  Makes me laugh right out loud.

Tricia here today with a new card.  I made this card for my uncle's birthday.  He loves old cards and my mom wanted a card for him.  I used a new time stencil that I bought as I thought it would go great behind this sweet old car from Fred She Said.  I love coloring this truck like it's rusty.

Thanks for stopping by and have a crafty day!


Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Ruff Day?

Hello friends. Beth Norman here with this week's technique--Simply Framed.  At first I was intimidated by this technique, but I quickly learned how easily it goes together.  I love how this stamp set from Mark's Finest Papers, a Heinrich Collection, pulled together so nicely.   There just isn't enough dog stamp sets out there, is there?

Well, the fall weather is upon us here in Southern Ontario, Canada, which makes me hibernate in my stamp room.  I hope you're able to do the same.  Let's see what you can do with this technique too.

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Two Cards using Embossed Alcohol Inks by Judy Jackson

Hello from Judy Jackson!  This is such a fun technique.  I love embossing folders and alcohol inks.   And this technique uses BOTH!  But the looks you get are vastly different.  Is your thinking process intrigued?  Well this technique is in the current newsletter! 

When I unmounted my wood mounted rubber stamps I tried to keep track of the stamp company for each stamp. Well here are two stamps and I do not know who made them.  do you?  Please let me know.

Have a great day!  I hope it is sunny and warm wherever you are!

Judy Jackson

Try that Technique - Simple Frames

Good Morning Junkies,

Tricia here and it's that time again and you are in for a treat.  This quick and easy technique is so versatile you just have to play along.  What a great technique to use to get a lot of cards done in a short amount of time.

I used stamps from Mark's Finest Papers.  I can't get over how easy this was to do and how lovely the results.  I can see me using this technique more and more.

Hope you can play along with us this week! 

Thanks for stopping by!


Friday, September 13, 2013

Holly Brown: True Art Glazed Shaving Cream Flowers

Hi Junkies!  It's Holly posting today, and I used this week's Technique of the Week - Glazed Shaving Cream Shapes - on my card.  I used stamps from Stamp Camp, one of our TJ vendors, and a flower die from Classy Cards 'n Such, another TJ vendor, for my glazed shaving cream shapes.  I love this quote from Albert Einstein as it describes all of us Junkies so perfectly.  This sentiment is also from Stamp Camp, part of a stamp set with more quotes from Albert Einstein.

I hope you've had a chance to try out this technique from the latest newsletter (Aug/Sept 2013).  There are so many wonderful new techniques and most of them are very quick and easy to do.  If you are a current subscriber, join the TJ Yahoo group and share your artwork with us.  :-)

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Broken Borders: an easy and fun technique

Hi Stampers!

Hetty here with a card that is with such an easy technique,
you should give it a try, just grab your punches,
and find that 
~Broken Borders~ tutorial.
Here is my card with Club Scrap Tribal papers and 
stamps and also the butterfly stamp by Michael Strong.
I used a spiderweb border punch and a geometrical 
border punch for this card.
Here a close up of the bottom part of the card.
I used some washi tape in the middle of the border for
decoration. I made this washi tape myself.
You find some instructions HERE
on how to make your own washi tape.
Have a creative day!

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Try that Technique - Glazed Shaving Cream shapes

Happy Sunday -- Tricia here with this weeks Try That Technique -- Glazed Shaving Cream Shapes.

This such an easy and fun technique.  I used some left over shaving cream backgrounds that I had in my stash.  I cut the hearts out with my cricut machine.   I saw a similar design on Pinterest and loved the look of it.

Hopefully you join me and the design team and show off your designs!

Have a crafty day!

Friday, September 6, 2013

ATC fun with Distressed Rainbow Strips

 I played with the dimensions in the Distressed Rainbow Strips tutorial, and made them into ATC sized measurements.

The fan is Stampin Up (retired), the Kanji is Mark's Finest Paper and the background is by Sweet Stamps. 
We visited China, and it is very apparent how the colors are so important- and have significant meaning there- Gold, Red, Green, Blue, Black and White stand for the elements- so are very represented in the scenery everywhere. 

Have a great Day!
Shelly Schmidt

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

CD 11 Blog Hop for Technique Junkie Newsletter - by Judy Jackson

Good morning from Judy Jackson! Don't you just love Blog Hops?   Isn't exciting whenever Pat Huntoon announces anew CD for the Technique Junkie Newsletter? And it is doubly good when you can combine a Blog Hop and a new CD!  Yahoo, CD 11 is exciting!  And the CD 11 Blog Hop starts HERE!

The TJ Design Team is here with a Blog Hop to roll out the Technique Junkies CD-11, a compilation CD of all of the tutorials from the October 2012 through August 2013 issues.  We are so excited to have you join us.
The CD includes 10 bonus techniques that are only found on the CD. All of the tutorials are in PDF format, so they print perfectly on regular paper, for both PCs and Macs. With the bonus tutorials, there are 100 tutorials on this CD!
It is available for order TODAY by clicking here ( The CD will be shipped in less than 2 weeks!
New on this CD
This CD contains a pictorial index that you can print out -- each of the 100 tutorials on the CD are represented with pictures in the index. It has been designed to make it easier than ever to find a tutorial on the CD.  and here is the Table of Contents for the CD:
I have two techniques to show you today from the Bonus Techniques on this CD.  The first technique is Stained Alcohol.

Same technique, different colors, very different results for a unique background! The top card features  stamps from Markie's Finest Papers, A Heinrich Company. The bottom card features a stamp from Stampabilities.
My second technique to show you is Lumiere Spread.

The focal image and other stamps are from Stampin' Up and the greeting is from Markie's Finest Papers, A Heinrich Company. The words perfectly fit the peaceful scene! I love this new sentiment from this company! 
Both of the above techniques are Bonus techniques not previously published anywhere in a Technique Junkie newsletter.

Now for the Blog Hop -- you do not want to miss any blogs form the Design Team. If you get "lost" you can always come back  here and start over! The participants for the hop are:

Judy Jackson      

Holly Brown      

Tricia O’Bin      

Nancy Dawson  

Beth Norman     

Shelly Schmidt   
Hetty Sanders      

Pat Huntoon       
I love hopping though Blog Hops - you can nearly find a few ideas! Pat Huntoon and the Technique Junkie Design Team hope you enjoy our Blog Hop today.  The compilation CD's with Bonus Techniques are another way to inspire you and get you creating!
Have a wonderful day and be creative.
Judy Jackson


Distressed Rainbow Strips

Morning junkies, Tricia here with this week's Try That Technique from this month's newsletter called Distressed Rainbow Strips.

This is such a fun and easy technique.  I used the same distress inks that I used for my background to color my image (Gina K Designs).  The background stamp is from Impression Obsession and the sentiment is from Mark's Finest Paper.

I made this card for my aunt who loves crafts of all kinds.  I knew it would be perfect for her.

I hope you have time to play along with us this week.  I can't wait to see what you come up with.  The possibilities are endless.

Have a crafty day!


Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Distressed Rainbow Strips

Good morning friends.  This is Beth Norman with Distressed Rainbow Strips.  As you can see I created a bright and colourful version.  I had a lot of fun using this technique and made several backgrounds at one time.

My knome, from Impression Obsession, one of our sponsors, was watercoloured with Tombow markers.  Isn't this little fella cute as a button?  The background is also from Impression Obsession.

Thank you for stopping by!

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Distressed Rainbow Stripes-Aug/Sept Newsletter

Hello TJ Friends! Kathie McGuire here on your Memorial Day weekend. I hope everyone's had a wonderful and creative weekend. Today's project features the Distressed Rainbow Strips technique from the current TJ newsletter. This was a fun one, because I was able to custom create a background to perfectly match my image. Really fast and fun! The squirrel image and the wood grain background stamps are from Stampin' Up! and the squirrel paw prints are from Hero Arts. Thanks for stopping by today! Kathie

Distressed Rainbow Strips

Greetings Junkies!
Nancy Dawson here with one of my favorite techniques - Distressed Rainbow Strips. It is such an easy and effective technique. This tutorial was in the August/September 2013 newsletter!

I used the new World Map background stamp from Stampin' Up along with The Open Sea for the focal point. My card is accented with two Word Window strips and added brads. So what ya waiting for, GIVE this a TRY!

Thanks for stopping by.