Friday, February 27, 2015

Dylusions Resist

Dylusions Resist is a technique from the April 2014 Technique Junkie newsletter.  Of course all of the stamps are from the Technique Junkie stamp line.  You can find these stamps  on these web pages:

I love the colors of these Dylusions sprays. Colorful and they just add a beauty and warmth to the finished card.

Have you used these sprays at all? Have you stamped today?

Judy Jackson

Thursday, February 26, 2015

A Little Birthday Wish.......

{Jane Bosi}

Happy Thursday!  Today, I have a fun technique to share with you!  Recently, I pulled out my Artistic Effects CD--what a great one it is!!  The technique I'm show casing today is called Goosed Gelatos.  I LOVE THIS TECHNIQUE!!  Sorry for shouting, but WOW!  what colorful and interesting backgrounds this technique produces!

I own the big 28 colored Mix & Match Gelato gift set.  It looks like this:
I adore it and it gives me soooo many choices!!  For this project, I used Lavendar, Cotton Candy, Bubble Gum, Pistachio and Grape.

After my amazing background dried, I finished it off with some card stock candles and a few fun Technique Junkie Stamps.  You'll find A Little Birthday Wish (#SD398) and Make A Tree Set (#SS014) in the Technique Junkie Stamp store!

Go on now!! Pull out that CD and give it a go!
Don't forget to be awesome!  TTFN, Jane

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Angelic Outlined Resist

Hello folks, it's Beth Norman here with a very bright and colourful card for you.  I'm in love with my angel and background stamp which paired together go beautifully.  Both stamps are from Technique Junkies Stamps.

My background uses the Outlined Resist technique.  My angel was coloured with Prismacolour pencil crayons and OMS.

While you're in the house staying warm and toasty from the nasty arctic air, why not play around with some of our techniques. 

Thank you for stopping by.

Thursday, February 19, 2015

It's All About The Washi

Happy Thursday, Junkies!  Today I have a fun project straight from the brand new Technique Junkie CD featuring washi tape and ribbon!  It's a fantastic CD with lots of great ideas.  I know you are already wanting to order yours!  This is just a sneak peak so, be sure to keep your eyes open for more information!

My project is called the Washi Triple Pocket Card.  It's a fun way to share inspiration and words of encouragement!  I used my three pockets and the Things I Want To Do (#S546) stamp set, from Technique Junkies to create some bookmarks!  Later, I finished the whole thing with the Serenity Butterfly (SD#100). 

This is a wonderfully versatile project that can be used for so many occassions! 

I can't wait to see what you will do!
TTFN & Don't Forget The Awesome!


Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Copic Colored Blocks

Good Day, it's Beth Norman here with Copic Colored Blocks, which can be found on the Designer Paper Perfection CD.  This is one of my favourite techniques, and it reminds me of a quilt.

I stamped out my #SD293 Poppy and coloured it with Copic markers.  Next I stamped Just Hi from the #SS2a Simple Sentiments set.

Thank you for dropping by.  

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Triple the Fun

Hello folks, it's Beth Norman here with the Triple the Fun technique from the February 2013 issue.  Where does the time go?  It seems like yesterday I was filming this technique for the Newsletter.

My pretty butterflies are from Technique Junkies Stamps and are coloured with Prismacolor pencil crayons and OMS.  I matted the layers with Stampn' Up's Rich Razzelberry, one of my favourite colours. 

Thank you for stopping by.

Thursday, February 12, 2015

From The Archives.....What's New?


Happy Thursday, Junkies!!

I'm pulling from the archives this week since so much busyness has kept me from creating!  I'll have something fresh and new next week, I promise!

But, an oldie can be a, today I am sharing a fun and colorful card to spice up the week and hopefully usher in some warmer-butterfly-like-weather!  It is frigid once again in my neck of the woods so, I have reverted back to "acting as if!"

This card/technique is fun and colorful.  It is called Stencil and Doodle---it's where color meets zentangle--and can be found on the Sensational Stencil CD---this is, by far, one of my favorite stencil techniques.    The CD contains 40 of them!!  If you haven't purchased your copy yet, you can do that here!

After creating the art piece, I finished off my card with several sentiments from the Simple Sentiments Set, Style 2.  As the name indicates, there are several sets available in this style---I just love the block look of each sentiment.  This card features the sentiments in black, but they are equally dynamic in a variety of colors!  Check them out.....

That's all for me this day......thanks for stopping and, don't forget the awesome!
TTFN, Jane

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Nestie Masks

Hello, Beth Norman here with Nestie Masks from the February 2013 issue of the Technique Junkie Newsletter.

My #SD295 Pansy, from Technique Junkies Stamps, was coloured with Copic Markers.  I edged my background with a gold Krylon pen and matted it on Stampn' Up's Rich Razzelberry.  

The dragonfly die was cut out on a Shaving Cream technique background.  I wanted to coordinate the dragonfly with the sponged background.  

Thank you for stopping by.  I hope I inspired you. 

As Cute as Can Bee

Good morning friends, it's Beth Norman here with the cutest technique called Paper Peek Through which can be found on the Bodacious Backgrounds Stamps CD.

I had insomnia on the weekend and woke up at 3:00 a.m., and worked on backgrounds from then until bedtime, so now I have lots of backgrounds to turn into cards.

When I chose my stamps I went looking for this particular paper in my stash, and as luck would have it, it was my last piece of paper, which is so appropriate for my card.

All stamps are from Technique Junkies Stamps.

Have a good day.

Hey Wait a Minute! Don't Throw That Away!!!

Hello Junkies, Jackie K here with a few cards to share with you.
This first card is the card related to the title. When I posted a card using the Bleach Block technique two posts back I was tidying up and found the B/G to this card. I was about to throw it away as it was the paper towel I had beneath my cardstock when I was using the bleach. I looked at it and thought..."I could put this to good use.
So here it is:

If you remember, I mentioned how I like to show off the b/g as much as possible so I had the idea to cut out the image and use it as shown. I will be looking at my so called trash more carefully from now on.
This cards uses TJ stamp #S103 Posies and Paisley under the category Panel Stamps

Let's get serious now. I have two cards for you using the Paper Panel Spotlight technique from the Designer Paper Perfection CD. This CD is chock full of ideas for using that designer paper you have tons of and only use as a mat for your images! I am a sucker for pretty paper so I admit to having a ton of it. This CD is going to help me use it.

 I love origami paper! I used it for the panels on this card. Its really pretty IRL.

Another fast and simple card using the same technique. I computer printed the sentiments. You can put these cards together in a pinch, as they can be used for any occasion.
This card uses TJ stamp #S252 Dragonflies which can be found under the Big Stamps category.

I hope you have enjoyed my cards. Drag out your CD's and have a play!
Until next time....keep on stamping!

Friday, February 6, 2015

The Funny Thing Is.........

 "The funny thing is she wasn't even planning any of this.  It all just sort of happened, and *boy howdy* was she glad it did."

Don't you just love that?  How often do we find ourselves in happy, but unexpected circumstances?  Let's all learn to appreciate it when it happens....too much life is spent in strife...y'know?

I wanted to highlight this great Technique Junkie Stamp sentiment (Boy Howdy SD#432) by keeping the focus on it, but using a background technique to add some spice to the card.  I chose the Peace Background stamp and the technique called Patchwork Distress.  It's the online bonus technique for the June/July 2014 edition of the newsletter.  It's a great technique and fun way to add extra color and interest!
I'm a big fan of details and always get a kick out of making my own to tie a project completely together.  Using several inks, I stamped portions of the background stamp images and trimmed them.  I added a layer of crystal lacquer for some dimension.  When dried, I had three fun little coordinating buttons to add to my project!

Have a great day, and, don't forget the awesome!

TTFN, Jane

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Beach Girl by Judy Jackson

I created this flip card with a die and some heavier card stock.  I used my Copics to color the scene. You can find the stamp on this web page -  It is #SD103
Beach Girl.

Then of course because e it is a flip card you need to see the verse on the "flip side" -

It is #SD350  Day by Day and it is found on this web page -  The verse is stamped in Black Versafine ink and heat embossed with clear embossing powder.

I hope  -- wherever you are today --  you are warm.  Somehow being warm helps me to craft more!

Judy Jackson

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Background Burst

Hello folks.  It's Beth Norman here with a Background Burst card.  You can find this wonderful technique on the Bodacious Background Stamps CD.  Doesn't the background look like velvet?

My background stamp is from the Technique Junkies Stamps and is #S516 Flower Tapestry and my lovely lady is #SD212 Electa.  The sentiment is from #SS2a Simple Sentiments. 

Thank you for stopping by.  Have a great day!