Monday, March 31, 2014

Rounded Squares by Judy Jackson

This is Judy Jackson greeting you today. I have been stamping even though you may not have seen much activity from me.  I have been busy creating cards with the new Technique Junkie Stamps.  Don't new stamps always give you new "mojo" for stamping?  They do me!

So this Easter card uses all Technique Junkie stamps.

This is such a wonderful little set of eggs -  they remind me of the decorative eggs from Romania where our daughter and hubby are missionaries.

This technique is from the February March TJ newsletter. 

Have a wonderful stamping day!

Judy Jackson

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Technique of The Week - Acetate Panel

Happy Sunday Fellow Junkies, Tricia here...

Hope you all are well.  This weeks technique of the week is Acetate Panel.  This is a cool technique.  We would love for you to play along with us.

Stamps:  Stampin Up!, Impression Obsession

Hope you have a wonderful night...I look forward to seeing your creations.

Friday, March 28, 2014

Holly Brown: Rounded Squares Cowboy

Hi Junkies, it's Holly posting today.  Our Technique of the Week is the Rounded Squares technique from the current issue (Feb 2014), and I've gone for a rustic look for my card today.  I used stamps from About Art Accents/Art Neko (the cowboy and the sentiment), one of our wonderful vendors here at Technique Junkies.  I colored the cowboy with Copic markers and I used a rustic wooden button in the center of the squares.  The star is from one of the stamps in my stash (Deadbeat Designs) and I thought it went nicely with the cowboy.

Give this Rounded Squares technique a shot.  It's really fun and easy!

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Become ~ E=mc2

 As Einstein says, "Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world". So, inspired by this quote and the Technique of the week, Rounded Squares, I came up with a card:

I had to make this fun card for my sister- she is a Patent attorney but her undergrad was in Physics : )  All images are from Technique Junkies Stamps. I used SU Choc Chip and Cherry Cobbler cardstock and ink. I also added a touch of shimmer using a Sakura Gelly Roll pen.

 FYI- did you know there is an Einstein Memorial in Washington DC?  We had to go visit there when we went to DC.

Have a great day!
Shelly Schmidt

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Diagonal Images Backgound: Trees

Here is another take on the diagonal images background
technique with Club Scrap Trees stamps,because today
there is a blog hop of this March kit. You can start hopping
from the Club Scrap Create Blog HERE.

For this card I used a rectegular background
stamp and light green ink and decorated that stamp
with leaves in dark green ink.
So you see you can even do this technique without
 a stamp with all lines around it. You find this technique 
Feb/March 2014 issue.
Of course I could not trow away the cut offs
and used them to decorate the inside of the card.

Happy Spring
and a creative day!

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

TOTW Rounded Corners

Hello Junkies, Jackie K here with this weeks Technique of the Week Rounded Corners. I wasn't so sure I'd like this technique, but once I tried it I was pleasantly surprised. It's really fun and makes a nice card that can be used for any occasion. I apologize for the scan but my camera is broken and my scanner hates anything that has a bit of dimension i.e. the fabric covered button in the center.
The Easter stamp is from Rubber Stampede, the Easter egg is from Stamps Happen and the flowers along the bottom are from Hero Arts.
Give this technique a try won't you? I am glad that I did! Don't forget to post your creations on the yahoo group so we can all ooh and aah over them.
Thanks for stopping by. See you back here real soon!

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Diagonal Images by Judy Jackson

Last weekend was the Heirloom Stamp show in Allentown, PA.  I helped our fearless leader, Pat Huntoon, in her booth for the Technique Junkie newsletter and stamps.  Doing this is a lot of fun!  I am always amazed at how many folks have never heard of the Technique Junkie newsletter.  Afterward, of course I had to have some new stamps!   Pat encouraged me to try to use this stamp set of Funky Kitties.  It was not a problem as my daughter loves cats. She has four of them!   I also got this frame stamp.  I created a mask so that my kitties would stamp inside the frame.  Every frame has a different arrangement of kitties. All of the stamp used are from Technique Junkie Stamps.  Check them out.  Lots of wonderful images here.

Most of us tend to stamp our stamps in the same orientation all the time.  It is good for us and good or our brain to use our tools in different ways -- helps to keep our brains working you know!  I enjoy this technique (from the current newsletter) for that very reason -- it forces me to look at my stamps in ways I haven't thought of before. 

What stamps you have that you could make work in this orientation -- diagonally -- that you never thought of before?

Happy stamping today! 

Judy Jackson

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Diagonal Images Backgrounds

Happy Sunday (night)...Tricia here with your Technique of The Week...Diagonal Images Backgrounds.  This is a fun technique that can be used with ALL of your stamps.

I have 2 cards to share with you today.

This card features a Technique Junkies stamp.

My second card is actually 2 stamps from Gina K Designs.  I used a rectangle stamp which I used first and then I used the Dream Catcher stamp and stamped inside the rectangle.  I love the look of the box around the image.  If you don't have stamps with a box around them a couple of line rectangles or squares will work great...maybe even circles...hmmm may need to try that. :)

I hope you will join us this week!

Have a crafty week!  See you next weekend.


Saturday, March 15, 2014

Acetate Panel

This technique is from the most recent issue of TJ. The focal image is a Technique Junkie Stamp. The verse is from Club Scrap. The swirls are a G Studio stamp. Instead of using chalks or pastels to color  the acetate I used glitter which really looks pretty IRL.
These are fun cards to make and are very effective when the card is open and you can see through the acetate.
Give it a try won't you?
Have Fun and Happy crafting!
Jackie K

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Emboss Resist Sparkle by Judy Jackson

I have two cards for you this week created with this technique from the current TJ newsletter.  It is such a fun way to use our supplies that we have in our crafting area!  A wonderful way to create a card with such a sparkly and soft technique.  The verse is from Sweet and Sassy Stamps.  I can't remember who makes the humming bird stamp. Sorry!

 This second card is created with stamps from Art Neko.   Those Koi fish are just swimming along!

Have you tried this technique yet?  If not, I hope you will soon!

Have a crafting day!

Judy Jackson

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Layered Paper Pieced wedding card

Hetty here with a wedding card for 
those of you who were or will be married
on March 17.

If it is your anniversary date,please let me know
and I will send this card to you!

For this card I used the Layered paper pieced technique
which you can find in the TJ Newsletter from 
Dec 2013/Jan 2014.

The wedding couple is a very old SU! stamp
that i just love using and works very well for
this technique.

Have a creative day!

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

TOTW Washi Shaker Card

How much fun is this? I used Washi tape around the frame as it calls for in the instructions
and also used it for the background of my card. I was dying to use the peacock feathers tape because it is so gorgeous. The stamp is an oldie but a goodie from Impression Obsession. There is a white border around the card that fades into the background of the post so you will have to use your imagination. I keep forgetting this and must try to remember the next time I post. The shakers are gold sequins and are much prettier IRL.
I hope this post finds you all well and being creative. My heart goes out to all of you that are in the colder climates. Boy, you certainly have had to deal with a lot this winter. It is a balmy 80 degrees here in the desert. That could change soon as we had snow last year in March!
Give this technique a try. It's a very simple shaker card with really nice results. Don't forget to post your creations to the Yahoo group so we can all be inspired.
Keep on stamping and creating. It's good for your soul!
See you back here soon!
Jackie K

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Try That Technique - Washi Tape Shaker Card

I created this sweet St. Patrick's Day card for my nephews.  The little shamrocks were created with my Silhouette Cameo. 

The image is colored with copics using the No Line coloring technique.  The image is from Magnolia.

Hope you have a crafty day!


Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Designer Paper Starburst

Hello there.  Feeling the luck of the Irish these days and couldn't resist making some cards to send to my family.

When I make a card I traditionally try to use a TJ technique and the Designer Paper Starburst cried out for this one.  Rather than using DP I used colourful cardstock to create a rainbow.  The corner is well hidden by the icicle punch I used to make grass.

My cloud dies are from My Favorite Things and my stamp is Leprechaun Luka from La La Land Crafts.

New to Copics I turned to You Tube to help me with my colouring.

Thanks for stopping by.

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Try That Technique - Spray Mist Coloring

Happy Sunday Junkies, Tricia here with your Technique of the Week!

I love clean and simple cards, don't you?

This is one is done with Gina K Designs papers and sentiment.  The rose is from Impression Obsession.  It was fun to do and very easy.

Won't you join us and play along this week?  We would love to see your take on this awesome technique...c' know you want to :)

Have a wonderfully crafty day!