Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Merry Christmas from Judy Jackson

This technique goes back a long ways -- all the way to April 2004!   I still really like the technique.  All the stamps are Technique Junkie stamps and can be found on this web page: .

I hope you have a wonderful Christmas with your family and loved ones.

Judy Jackson
Merry Christmas to all!

Tuesday, December 23, 2014


Hello, Jackie K here with a twist on the Word in a Window technique from the October/November 2014 issue. I wanted to make a Christmas card using this technique but I wanted some glitz and glimmer in the window. So...I used acetate in the window and added some Stickles to the window. I then painted the image with Smoosh paints. IRL this card has a bit of sparkle.

I want to take this opportunity to wish you all a very Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, and a prosperous, healthy and creative 2015.
To my fellow design team members, it has be a pleasure and a privilege to work with you this year.
To Pat, thank you for your support, encouragement and generosity throughout the year. It has been an honor to work with you.
I look forward to nurturing these relationships in the coming year!

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Let's Face It, You're Beautiful and Brilliant!

{Jane Bosi}  Who doesn't like to hear THOSE words?  It's all true, my friends!  I made this 5" x 7" canvas to celebrate each and every one of us!

My canvas is prepped with a stencil that bears the words "pretty, cute, gorgeous, divine and glamourous"  I like to build meaning into all of my canvas'.  Sometimes, I do it with book pages or a certain added trinket.  If you look closely, you can see a hint of the's our mantra and I know it's there!  Now, you do too!

This canvas is full of paint, gesso and lots of Technique Junkie Stamp goodness!  To adorn the edges, in white paint, I've used Layered Doilies (#S558).  The focal image is one of the beautiful images from the Palenttini Collection, called Let's Face It 2 (#P007).  The solidly important verse is called Beautiful and Brilliant (#SD435) and reads:

"she told herself that she was beautiful and brilliant and one day she woke up and finally believed it."

It's my wish for all of you.......believe it!

TTFN, Jane

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Outside the Box and Wisped Frames

Hello, Beth Norman here with a card that was inspired by Beth Opel who was published in the Ultimate Handbook for Paper Crafters by Paper Crafts magazine.

I thought this sentiment, "Bee Joyful" would be fitting for this time of year.

My stamps are from the Technique Junkies Stamps.  The Big Bee SD333 was heat embossed in gold, surrounded by the Wisped Frames technique. My cute sentiment is from Bee Quotes S402.

I hope you have a happy holiday season. 

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Tie It All Together by Judy Jackson

This is a wonderful technique!  This is a technique that makes you say -- Aha!  I can really sue this technique right now with no fuss and no mess!  I have said before that I have this drawer of stamped parts, backgrounds, etc.  I was able to go to this drawer and  got out pieces of background stuff and just Tie It All Together.

There so many pieces of older techniques on the backgrounds I couldn't begin to tell you what each technique was.  My "drawer of card parts" has a huge variety of pieces.

All of the stamps are from Technique Junkie Stamps. I used these stamps: #SD171
Butterfly #3,  #S423 Wings Quotes, and SDX038 Artist Words Tile.

Have a great day -- and get inky!

Judy Jackson

Tuesday, December 9, 2014


Hello everyone, Jackie K here again with the TOTW Speckled Words.
I hope you all had a lovely Thanksgiving.
This technique is so unique and fun. For this particular card I cut the letters out using my Cricut, and the Plantin SchoolBook cartridge. I chose to use the italic feature. Once I had finished with the speckled word I masked it by tracing over it with vellum and then cutting it out. I used the vellum as a mask and stamped the Technique Junkie stamp #S483 Roses over  the card front.
I was quite pleased with the results. I hope you like it and it gives you inspiration to try this technique again.
Until next time, keep on stamping!

Friday, December 5, 2014

One More Christmas Card by Judy Jackson

I have seen a lot of small Christmas trees on cards this year.  I kept thinking about that and wondered what I could design using a punch and a background stamp from Technique Junkie stamps.  I even pictured what stamp I would use  - one with swirls. 

I used a textured piece of card stock for the base card.  The I added a layer of navy card stock.  I tore some shimmery white paper to make the hills. I added a just a bit of liquid glue on the edges  and dipped the edges in glitter. 

The background stamp I used is #S538 Japanese Swirl on this web page - I inked up the stamp with white pigment ink and used a shimmery clear embossing powder and heat set it. Then I punched out the trees and tucked them behind the snowy hills in a pleasing arrangement.  I added some peel and stick bling on each tree. 

I created the moon and cloud wisps with my finger tip.  I inked up the end of finger to get the ink where I wanted it. 

Merry Christmas is from the stamp set #SS1b Simple Sentiments on this web page -

Christmas cards do not need to be complex to create but making them pretty sure counts!

So here is a lovely Christmas card where the focal images do not come from would traditionally be called a "Christmas" stamp!

Don't forget Pat is offering a sale on ALL of the Technique Junkie Stamps through December 10. Use this code XMAS15 as there is a 15% discount.  Have a great day! 

Stamp away!

Judy Jackson

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Peace & Joy

{jane bosi}

Thanks for stopping by the Technique Junkies Designer Blog!!  If you can't beat them, join them?!!  I can't stop using my Technique Junkie stamps to create all kinds of beautiful Christmas cards!  I thought I'd just jump on the train with Pat--I've been loving her 30 Days feature!!!  Haven't you?

For my card today, I took my lead from the Sensational Stencil CD, using the Grunge Stencil technique.  I love them all, but this CD is my current favorite--40 stencil techniques!!  Goodness, so much more bang for my stencil buck!! And, I've spent a few bucks on stencils!  This particular one, I found over at I Brake For Stamps!

There are only a few more days to use the 30 Days coupon code over in the Technique Junkie stamps store!  The code is XMAS15 and you can visit the store:  HERE

My sentiment comes from Simple Sentiments (#SS3c).  I just adore this set!  It is so versatile and unique.  If you haven't looked around, it is pretty rare to find so many sentiments in that orientation!  And, it's not the only sentiment set like it from Technique Junkie Stamps!  Go check it out!

TTFN, Jane

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Patchwork Distress

Hello, Beth Norman here, with today's card using the Patchwork Distress technique which was the on-line bonus technique from the June 2014 issue.

Anyone who follows my work knows that I love to use bright colours, so this one truly fits the bill.

My background stamp is #S235 from the Technique Junkies Stamps.  I'd like to purchase a second stamp and cut out each individual snowflake.  There are so many uses for that too, such as decorating your Christmas envelopes.

To embellish my card I used a Stampin' Up! snowflake die which coordinates with my stamp quite well.

Don't forget that Pat has a sale going on right now.  By using the code XMAS15 you will receive 15% off your entire order.

For more inspiration keep watching our Yahoo group and come back to this Design Team blog. 

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Vintage Father Christmas by Judy Jackson - Day 23

This is Judy Jackson and I am delighted to be the Guest Designer today for The Technique Junkie Stamps 30 Days of Christmas!  Haven't the cards that Pat Huntoon and the other members of the Design Team been fabulous?  Have you been following her blog?  Start here for all the days so far - .

I used this wonderful old world Santa image called Father Christmas #SD311. You can find this stamp on this page of Pat's Technique Junkie Stamps website .

I stamped the image three times but only watercolored one image with Twinkling H2Os. I added some off white flower soft to his beard.  I sponged around the edges of the two images with a soft brown ink, and sponged again with a dark red ink.  I used a Christmas colors background paper on the red card stock base card.

Then I used a white layer that I sprayed with red irRESISTible Texture Spray.  They are similar to Goosebumps but in colors. They are made by Tsukineko. Pat carries them in her booth at stamps shows.  I sponged the edges of that layer with soft brown ink, and then the dark red ink. The red texture spray resisted the sponged colors and remained bright and beautiful! 

I layered two sponged Santa images  in two corners.  Then I added a layering piece behind the colored Santa image.  I popped up this layered  Santa with mounting tape. I added the two embellishments in opposite corners.

This is not a difficult card but I think it really pops. 

How are you doing on your cards?    I hope your Thanksgiving celebration was filled with love and family! 

Remember Pat Huntoon has a special going on right now -- a 15% discount on the entire Technique Junkies stamp site until December 10th! Use code Xmas15.  There are many, many great stamps!  Have a wonderful time shopping!

Have an inky day!

Judy Jackson