Happy New Year TJ January 2017 Blog Hop

The  Technique Junkie Design Team is celebrating the New Year with a January 2017 blog hop showcasing all of the new designs for this month. If you are following the Technique Junkies Blog Hop, you have arrived here from  Beth Norman's blog.  Isn't her work incredible? If THIS is your first stop, please take a moment to start at the Design Team’s blog at techniquejunkies.blogspot.com so that you don’t miss any of the great artwork!  You can SAVE during these celebration days as well.  The January release stamps will be on SALE (15% OFF) until the 9th!  Be sure to check them out and take advantage of the sale! With Valentine's Day just around the corner I decided to feature 2 of the love themed stamps…

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Unconditional Love! Technique Junkies Showcase

Happy Thursday all! Today I am not only showcasing Technique Junkies here on my blog, but I have another post on the TJ Design team blog as part of the 30 Days of Christmas celebration- be sure to check it out.  As many of you know I have 3 dogs that are very near and dear to my heart so I made this card using one of the fantastic Dog stamp sets from TJ: Dog Quotes.  I used one of my favorite quotes from the set in a repeating pattern for the background of this fun and simple card for any dog lover!  A large paw print, cut with a thin die (Paper Smooches) from textured black card…

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I see skies of blue…Technique Junkies Showcase

Happy Wednesday all! Today I wanted to share a project featuring the Technique Junkies November release sentiment stamp Wonderful World.  This stamp pairs perfectly with this simple background, created by running a piece of watercolor card stock through a "clouds" embossing folder and inking over with Distress inks (several shades of blue). The sentiment itself was  stamped in black Versafine ink onto watercolor paper as well and "popped" onto the center of the background. Thanks for joining me today and be sure to stay tuned to the Technique Junkies Design Team blog for the entire 30 days of Christmas going on now!  Embrace Imperfection! Pam

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Technique Junkies November Blog Hop

The  Technique Junkie Design Team is celebrating November with a blog hop showcasing all of the new designs for this month. If you are following the Technique Junkies Blog Hop, you have arrived here from  Beth Norman's blog.  Isn't her work incredible? If THIS is your first stop, please take a moment to start at the Design Team’s blog at techniquejunkies.blogspot.com so that you don’t miss any of the great artwork!  You can SAVE during these celebration days as well.  The November release stamps will be on SALE (15% OFF) until the 8th!  Be sure to check them out and take advantage of the sale! For my project I am featuring the stamp Coffee with Friends. The background piece was created by using Alcohol…

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Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Halloween

Happy Monday all!  I am so excited to share some of my Halloween creations for the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge! I love this time of year and I love creating all kinds of spooky projects for Halloween.   For this challenge, I have created a Graveyard scene, using a ton of Tim Holtz products and of course Ranger ink! Some of the Tim Holtz Sizzix alterations dies used were:  Headstone Branch Tree Bat mover and shaper On the Edge -On the Fence On the Edge-Graveyard Coffin Box The headstone was created using a technique I learned from Ranger a while back, using tissue paper and Distress Paint to obtain the worn look. All of the pieces were…

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Technique Junkies October Blog Hop

The  Technique Junkie Design Team is celebrating October with a blog hop showcasing all of the new designs for this month.  You should have arrived here from the amazing Beth Norman's blog. if not be sure to start there so not to miss all the great inspiration!  You can SAVE during these celebration days as well.  The October release stamps will be on SALE (15% OFF) until the 10th!  Be sure to check them out and take advantage of the sale! I created 3 Holiday cards using the Merry Christmas Wishes stamp.  It was stamped with Versamark ink onto watercolor paper and then embossed with white embossing powder. Over top I applied Distress Ink using a technique I learned from  Jennifer Mcguire. Distress ink was…

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Merry Christmas!

Welcome back Junkies!  I am back today to share another project featuring  a few of the holiday themed stamps from Technique Junkies:  Christmas Trees Simple Sentiment 1b Circle Date-o-Matic I created the background by randomly stamping one of the Christmas trees from the set onto Neenah Desert Storm card stock with Ranger Dye Inks.  Then I applied distress markers over top using the Distress Marker spritzer by Tim Holtz to create the soft mist.  I added the circle Date-o-Matic and the sentiment to finish off the piece.  What a fun and festive- and quick Christmas note card! Thanks for stopping by and be sure to join the Technique Junkies Design Team tomorrow for the October Blog Hop! Embrace Imperfection!…

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Merry & Bright- Stretch your Stamps!

Hello all! Thanks for joining me today- I am doing a two day series featuring Technique Junkies stamps leading into our October 1 blog hop-so I hope you will join me for all! For today's project I decided to use a background stamp-one from the October "early" release called Baubles.  However I decided to use it in a different way.  I did indeed make a background with it- but then used the piece to die cut some carved ornaments (from Tim Holtz/Sizzix). I started by stamping the entire background Baubles stamp onto Neenah White card stock using Versa Mark ink and covering with WOW silver embossing powder.  To give the piece a stained glass look- I colored the…

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At the Movies…

Hi all! Just wanted to share with you a really fun project I created for this week's Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge- At the Movies and for the September Vintage Journey Challenge-Create with a Frame. I started by grabbing all the Tim Holtz's movie related stamps, dies, idea-ology etc that I have and then just pieced this creation together. I started out to make a card but it then turned into a mixed media dimensional project which I set into a box frame. I even made a little film reel from a wooden sewing spool and Tim Holtz's Idea-ology film strip ribbon. I used one of my favorite stamp sets At the Movies CMS081 for the popcorn box and…

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12 Tags of September…with a twist

Hey y'all! We have a tropical storm in our midst today so I have hunkered down in the studio and got an early start on my September 12 Tags!   I started by created a bunch of  Paint Patina backgrounds on manila tags. Then for the second background I used Black and Mushroom Alcohol inks on Yupo and then stamped in various colors of Archival Inks to create the "negative" technique (as seen in Creative Chemistry 103).  For the TWIST I sprayed a couple of the backgrounds with Isopropyl Alcohol- creating a droplet effect that when dried turned into a cool blue splotchy background.  I added a bit of hand "stitching" to two of the three tags and…

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