Sunday, February 17, 2019

Hearts and Sparkle!

Good Morning!!! I have a couple of quick and easy cards to share with you today.

For my first card, I created a background with Distress Oxides in Spun Sugar, Raspberry and Seedless Preserves. 

I stamped the adorable  Sparkle all Day sentiment with Versafine Clair Ink

Super Easy!!!!

For this card, I embossed the Just a Hug Stamp onto white cardstock with Cherry Cobbler Embossing Powder. Next, I lay the Doodle Wheel Stencil over the heart and sponged Memento Galaxy Gold Brilliance Ink over.

I have a couple more ideas for this awesome stamp and will share soon!!!!

Hope you have a wonderful Sunday!!!!


Here's a little coupon code for shopping!

Saturday, February 16, 2019

Friends Looking Out

Hey there stamping enthusiasts, it's finally the weekend, and I'm here with a really cool stamp combination today from Technique Junkies February release
If you have yet to see the release stop by the Technique Junkies website and use code TJ10Janelle at checkout for 10% off your order.

I just love this Friends Looking Out image and had to have it in my stash! I have quite a few fun ways to color it up in my mind, and the first thought was with blue window panes, and now I'm getting to share it with you.

The stamp is really easy to color up, one of the things I love about Technique Junkies stamps, and it's the perfect size for an A2 size card (4-1/4 by 5-1/2 -inches). I used alcohol markers for the image and then heat embossed a sentiment from French Sentiments, a January release stamp set. To see the sentiment clearly, I used a black pen to create a shadow.

While shopping today take a look at the stamps used in my project, Friends Looking Out and French Sentiments, plus there are also great Spray and Stamp Bundles available like Bundle 5 shown above that's great to accent any design and theme. And remember to use today's 10% off code -- TJ10Janelle -- at checkout.

Thank you for stopping by today where I hope you'll have time to get crafty! For more of my Technique Junkies, projects take a look on my blog at Rain Puddles Design.

Friday, February 15, 2019

TJ Inkspirations: Glimmer Rose with Cut-Align Sentiment

I am so excited that the new Cut-Align from My Sweet Petunia (the makers of the MISTI) came in this week from my Creativation (CHA) order. I cracked open the box right away so that I could play with it and share how it works! 

This week's video is a two-fer. First I show how to use Nuvo Glimmer Paste to color a stamped image, then use the new Cut-Align to cut a stamped sentiment and matte perfectly.  

I have to say, I really like this tool. I love that there are two Cut-Align rulers in each package, perfect for both Scrapbooking and stamping.  I will never have a crooked mat on my art again! I do have a few boxes in stock for you and they are available NOW.  Order yours HERE.

Here is the artwork from the video:
Glimmer Rose with Cut-Align Sentiment

And the video:
Glimmer Rose with Cut Align Sentiment
Glimmer Rose with Cut Align Sentiment
I hope you are a little inkspired by today's issue. See you next week!

Pat Huntoon
Technique Junkies LLC 

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Just a hug

Hello friends!
Happy Valentine's Day!!

Today I have a super cute card, sometimes we just need a hug and just a hug!!

For this project I used Just a Hug Stamp, brand new just released and the heart has a beautiful sentiment.
I stamped the image on watercolor paper in Cherry Ink, then stamp it again with Versamark and added Clear embossing powder, then heat set.
Die-cut the panel and added it to a White card base.
Added gold Nuvo drops, ribbon and a little piece of patterned paper.


You can get these products with a 10% discount using my TJ10Giovana code.

Hope you like it.
Have a wonderful day!!

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Floral Framed Get Well Soon

The new Floral Framed Sentiments are one of my favorite sets from the February release.  Remember, you can use my discount code TJ10Stephanie for 10% off your entire order.

I love that I can use the grid-lines on my MISTI to line-up the stamps, and then I was able to stamp an entire set of Ombre Note cards in multiple colors.

I started with True Breeze Versafine Clair Ink on a blue note card.

And finally Yellow, but I stayed with the orange ink for more contrast.

I love all of the possibilities for this gorgeous stamp set.

Tuesday, February 12, 2019


Hello TJ Stamps Fans,

It's nearly Valentine's Day, a day for hearts and roses.  

I created this card using the beautiful stamp "Rose" designed by Jan from Mitten State Stamps for Technique Junkies.  I paired it with the lovely verse "Forever and a Day".  

I used Copic Markers to color the image and the background.  

The stamps I used for this card can be purchased from the Technique Junkies Store for a 10% discount if you use my personal discount code of TJ10Cheri.  That discount code works for ALL stamps and some products, so enjoy a little shopping fun and use the discount.  

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you found some inspiration while you were here.  Happy Valentine's Day!  

Monday, February 11, 2019

Your Compass

A lovely embossed panel and a large die cut heart, and a few punched hearts make up this card.  The bottom half (beneath the ribbon banner) was painted with Shimmering Bliss Dazzle Topper Spray.
I stamped and heat embossed with white detail embossing powder the Technique Junkies Stamp Heart Compass.
Want to save a little cash?  Use my code TJ10Judy to save 10% on your total order.

Have a marvelous day and get inky!

Sunday, February 10, 2019

In My Prayers

I hope you're having a pleasant Sunday.  I have another card for you today, featuring the Floral Framed Sentiments 
I love these flower borders for coloring, but thought I'd try something different with my card today.  I chose soft pink card stock, and stamped one side of the floral border in Ranger Archival watering can ink about 2/3 of the way down the card front. I used my Misti to get a good image and precise placement.

I used some patterned paper from my stash to create some borders on my card front.  I also added some strips of gray card stock to give it more interest.

I stamped the In My Prayers verse along the top in the same watering can ink, again using my Misti to stamp it a couple of times to get the density I wanted.

I added a few Nuvo Jewel drops for some accents.

For the inside of my card, I stamped the other border image, and added strips of the same pp and card stock.  I like bringing the theme to the inside of my card.  I feel it gives it a more finished look.

I hope you have had a chance to see the February new stamps release, and were able to hop along with the design team for some inspiration.  If not, you can check out their projects HERE.

If you are going shopping in the Technique Junkies store, you can get 10% off with my code, TJ10Lynda. 

Are you inspired by this amazing  Floral Framed Sentiments set?  The flowers are lovely colored, as well as just stamped in a single color as I've done here.  And the phrases in the set are beautifully written.

Have a great Sunday!


Saturday, February 9, 2019

Stole My Heart

Hello Junkies! 
It's Ceal, here to share one last Valentines card with you before the day is actually here. 
For my card I used the You Stole My Heart stamp along with the Love Harlequin background stamp.
Remember you can save 10% off your order by using my code

To create it, I started with a top folding white card base and a panel of Bristol smooth cut down a quarter of an inch smaller.  I created the ink distressed background using distress oxide ink and water and allowed it to dry completely. I have found that distress inks are a lot easier to blend on bristol.
Next I stamped the Love Harlequin background with Versamark ink and then embossed it using Pink Champagne embossing powder. I stamped the puppy image on another white piece of cardstock ad colored it using Copic markers, nd then die cut it out with a circle die. 
To finish the card I added some touches that are hard to see in the photo. I added glossy accents to the heart headband and Midas Touch by Nuvo to the ends of the arrows and the bow.

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Floral Frame

I hope you enjoyed the new release last Friday and are as excited about these new stamps as I am. I can't seem to get enough of the Floral Framed set. And since all these great new stamps are on sale only until February 8th, you better hurry and get your orders in so you can save 15%! There is no need for a special code, the sale price will automatically be entered at checkout.

If you like to color, this is a very therapeutic stamp! There are two floral borders which can be used in a multitude of ways. And the set comes with four different sentiments!

I stamped the Floral Framed Sentiments (SS101) using Memento Ink (Peanut Brittle). I then colored the image with colored pencils and gamsol, and added a little twinkle to the sentiment with a gold gel pen. The image was then cut and trimmed to fit on a vertical A2 card. 

The panel behind was created with a We R Memory Keepers 3D embossing folder (Geometric). The pieces were attached to the A2 card base, and a few gems from Little Things by Lucy's Cards were added.

I love this gentle floral for a get well card. If you like this set, too, remember that you can save 15% only until February 8th. And if you have a wish list of other stamps on the Technique Junkies site, you can save 10% by using the code below.

Happy stamping!

Til next time,
Keepin' it inky!

Tuesday, February 5, 2019


Hello fellow Junkies.  This is the first of my New Years Resolutions: to make Christmas cards earlier.  I made 8 of these beauties.  I used Houndstooth Check, Big Flourish and Joy stamps which you can receive at 10% off simply by using TJ10Beth.

I have owned this Poinsettia die for many years and finally cracked it open.  Do you do the same thing?

I had so much fun heat embossing my Big Flourish with gold embossing powder.  It adds a whimsical feel to my card.
Are you making your Christmas cards early too?

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, February 4, 2019

Be Frisky

Happy Monday!

My card uses Advice From a Cat and a stencil from A Colorful Life Designs called Layered Mum. It made an interesting background for the cat sprayed with Shimmering Bliss in Miami Vice and Mixed Metals! 

This stamp is part of the new release which is 15% off until the 8th. Don't forget if you are ordering today you can get  an additional 10% off by using the code TJ10Jeanne at Technique Junkies. Yep! That's 25% off all the new released stamps. You can see all of the February Release HERE

Here is a closer look.

Hope you enjoyed my project!

Sunday, February 3, 2019

Layering with Stencils

Good Morning!!!!

Hope all of you experiencing this horrible blast of winter are enjoying a little reprieve from the cold. Sounds like some of your temperatures south of the border were a lot cooler than even up here in Chilly Canada!!! It's warming up here a touch, so I'm hopeful I can get back to enjoying longer walks.

I'm having all sorts of trouble with my Mac. I think it's on a slow burn, so I apologize for the quality of the photo this morning. I'll get the post up and then try to upload the better photograph I took, that doesn't seem to want to save to drop box.....ugh

Today I created this Sympathy card for my Aunt using the Vintage Botanical Japanese Stamp
I also used one of the beautiful sentiments from the with Sympathy set.

I masked off a circle and created a background with baby blue ink

Then I stamped the Maple leaves.
I added some colours to the centre with red and orange ink and did an overall watercolour wash with Vintage photo. Next, I layered the Messy Diamond Grid Stencil and  more baby blue ink
I then layered a grunge dot stencil over top of that and sprayed some Harvest Sunset Shimmering Bliss. I've got a video of the process, but of course with doing my first video, I didn't figure out the editing until this morning. It should be up on my blog later today!!!!

Lastly, I added the sentiment and then a little more stencilling along the side with the simple mosaic stencil!!!!

Hope you have an amazing day!!!


Saturday, February 2, 2019

Dogs and Glittery Sayings

It's the first Saturday of February, and I'm here to spread some puppy love with all of you! First though, if you haven't seen the new release hop on over to yesterday's blog post and run through the gorgeous samples the design team shared, links are provided!

New release items are automatically 25% until February 8th, 
get a free stamp (shown on yesterday's post) when ordering $30 or more AND 
get an additional 10% off your order using code TJ10Janelle! 
Now that's a lot of savings!

My card today is a mix of old and new. I have had the adorable Doxie Guilt Trip stamp for a bit now and just needed a perfect sentiment to go with it. When this months release was revealed to the team, I found one that I think fits the attitude of the doxie face. There are new stamps this month with dogs, too! Let's see how I put this card together!

Notice in the list of supplies that there are some shimmering products to go along with the sentiment too! It's a great match of stamps and accessories!

  1. Fold a 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 inch kraft cardstock in half for card base.
  2. Lay down stencil over the front of the folded card base and dab Nuvo mousse into stencil design. Set aside.
  3. Stamp with black ink Doxie and sentiment onto white cardstock and color (alcohol markers and Memento ink were used)
  4. Lightly spray colored image with Shimmering Bliss Spray and frame with red cardstock.
  5. Glue onto the card base.
That's all from me today! Have a great weekend and sending wishes to you for some creative time!

Remember all the discounts mentioned above.
TJ10Janelle is entered during checkout in the code field!

See more Technique Junkies projects by me on my Rain Puddles Design blog!