Friday, March 1, 2024

Technique Junkies March release !!!


New stamps are out for the month of March !!!

and TJ always starts off with great savings!!!!

So thanks for stopping by to check out my first couple of makes this month.

I did two triple stamp cards with the new Big Bold Flowers

This is the perfect stamp for this technique !!!

Add whatever saying you like on the front - great to have in your stash for any occasion

Did add a bit of stickles (which the photos did not catch)

And the next one today was using the 

Old world script

Using a couple of older stamps with it seemed to work !!!

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She does seem to be daydreaming right !!

Thanks for popping by - and be sure to check out the whole Design team makes for more inspiration !!!

Wednesday, February 28, 2024

Lazy cats and birthdays?

 Welcome to my blog today

Sharing a couple of cards made with

February stamps! from Technique Junkies !

First is this trio of birthday Cards

With the oval cut out and the saying embossed

on some printed vellum

Some designer paper and ribbon to finish off.

Nice quick card to put together

Next up is the new 

Time spent with Cats sayings

paired with the

Fluffy cats background stamp !

Love it !

So check it all out over at Technique Junkies

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Tuesday, February 27, 2024

Best friends

 Welcome to my blog today !

Sharing a couple more makes with the new February release from

Technique Junkies

First up is an older stamp I used 'friends indeed' along with the                new saying 'the best therapist has four legs'

I love working with photo stamps
and this one looked like she could use some

Next up is this Lazy Cat which has been fussy cut out
The background was done with some stencil and inks
fence is a die cut
And of course on of the new sayings from

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Tuesday, February 13, 2024

TJ February stamps

 HEY Welcome to my blog

Thanks for popping by.  Today I am showing two more cards made with a couple more of the new released stamps from

Technique Junkies

First up is this Floral Skull

kept it clean and simple

light sponging around the edges - bit of twine 

with a simple note

Next - Margarita time !!!!

And as I am booking my trip to mexico thought this

was a great thought 

So I do hope there is a Margarita with my name on it !

Be sure to check out more makes as the month goes on

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Thursday, February 8, 2024

Pet Sympathy

 My Sister and her Husband had to say goodbye

to their Dog Leevi

I made this card to send to them

With this great dog saying 

on top of the stenciled angel dog

added a few confetti hearts for all the love they had

for Leevi

Friday, February 2, 2024

mixed media

 Hi Ya!!!

Today I am sharing a mixed media card I have made (and taught)


One of my fav techniques

Lots of stenciling and inking and stamping oh my !!!

Layers and threads and empherma too.

Always be prepared for some inky fingers too lol

I layered it onto some black cardstock and roughed up the edges

then to finish it off I used brads in the four corners

to hold it onto the card

It can get warped with all the glue etc.

so I usually bend it back or place under something

heavy for awhile

Thursday, February 1, 2024

New Stamps at Technique Junkies !!!

 It's that time of month again!!!!

Yep - new stamps from Technique Junkies !!!!

Sharing today a couple of cards I made - but watch all month for more!!

First is my Sister Therapy card

and no truer statement than that...

but - wait for it - what it says on the inside !!!

Did the background with watercolour paint then sponged

the circle added a bit of thread

then inside......

Ain't that the truth hehehehe

Next card I used the Giraffe border stamp

Sponged that sunset with the moon behind

And like this endless line of giraffes -our memories go on forever
Enjoy shopping and checking out all the new stuff 
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Tuesday, January 30, 2024

Me and my Wine ?

 Welcome to my blog today

Technique Junkies has some new stamps this

month and here is another make I just 

did with the 

Wine is my Valentine 

Well it sure will be this year !!

I embossed this in red

added some heart confetti

corners are from a punch I have

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Tuesday, January 16, 2024

Love is in the Air

 Yep - getting close to Valentines day!

So today I am sharing a card I made using the new

Lioness and Cub stamp release this month at

Technique Junkies

So whether it is a partner or a family member 

really all you need is Love

The saying is from an older release Inside out : Love is in the Air

and the background stamp embossed in white is the

Tree branch silhouette

Used my die cuts for the Heart cut out\and layered from there

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Tuesday, January 2, 2024

Slider Card

Hey here I am again with another make with on of the new stamps released this month at Technique Junkies !!!!

Alot of nice stamps to play with  -  

So using the 'password' stamp I made this slider card

Don't know about you but have so many passwords

my head hurts LOL

Using an older stamp for the background

'distressed paint

then punched an opening to do the slider

Now you can find the password???? LOL

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Monday, January 1, 2024

Technique Junkies new release !!

WOW - Happy New Year everyone

Starting off the new year with new stamps from

Technique Junkies

Sharing a couple of my first makes today using the 'little girl' stamp.  I did two similar styles and used a partial saying from an 

inside out set 

Used one of the may stencils available at TJ for the background

Next is one in pink...

Masked the girl then splattered some colour around

and a little bit of bling

next up is the 'Little Feet ' stamp 

Again did this in three different colours and slightly different layouts

This is so cute and so true

This pink one I used one of my punches to do the edges,

just offset the pink colour on top of the white

Be sure to check out my teammates makes too !

And watch throughout the month for more with some of the other new stamps.

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Tuesday, December 19, 2023

Fun card

Quick card to pop in the mail for my granddaughter
Had the wheat background laying around already

So Added this goofy guy from KatzelKraft
and the saying from


Friday, December 15, 2023

Technique Junkie Sale !!!!

 Okay - the 18th is the last day for great deals!!

At Technique Junkies

Here is another make - a couple of bookmarks !

Using the saying SD551 Learning to Fly

and Mother of Pearl panel  #S298

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Tuesday, December 12, 2023

Technique Junkies blowout Sale !!!


Be sure to check out the sale over at Technique Junkies

One of my makes with a background stamp on sale 'shells and starfish'

I stamped on black cardstock with versafine then dusted them with my perfect pearls

The saying is from a set #SS164

Embossed the  saying on the black then layered and popped it up a bit

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Friday, December 1, 2023

Technique Junkies - Amazing Inventory Reduction Sale

Amazing Inventory Sale
Sale Ends December 18th !!!
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• Select items in the December Inventory Reduction Category - they will be discounted automatically in your shopping cart
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Retail, in-stock orders only. 

And here are a couple of my makes !!!

Tuesday, November 21, 2023

Be Creative

 Yes - be creative - get those ideas flowing.

This new stamp from Technique Junkies

Vintage Script Collage will do it !!!

Had so much fun putting this together.  Lots of little bits

and bobs and lace and beads 

Paired the stamp with an older saying 'something creative' as

it just seemed to fit with what I was doing 

Even under the vellum butterfly I stamped some script

Hope you like this one as much as I do - 

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Tuesday, November 7, 2023

Christmas is coming ...

Welcome to my blog today where I am sharing a few more Christmas cards I have made with a couple of the new releases this month.

First up using up some of my Christmas scrap paper

I did the background in herring bone design

Embossed the 'bottle won't open' saying in gold

and gold around the edges

Added gold corners from a die cut I have and the saying

is popped up a little

Next up - using scraps again - This quick and easy design

Using the new Scripted Merry Christmas embossed onto the cardstock

Last one to share today is again using the 'bottle won't open' stamp along with an older stamp 'the happy housewife

Emobossed in Gold - then the background was embossed with a snowflake folder.  The lovely lady was fussy cut out and layered on.

The look on her face would be the same as mine if I couldn't get my wine bottle open  LOL.

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