Technique Junkies August Hop

The  Technique Junkie Design Team is celebrating August 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 August release stamps will be on SALE (15% OFF) until the 8th!  Get them while their hot!! I had so much fun with the new release stamps this month. The stamps Cowboy Boots and Howdy Partner pair up so well and make a great birthday card for your favorite cowboy! I also used the background stamp Fresh Chevron to make a really fun and complimentary background piece for this project. Be sure…

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Technique Junkies Showcase Day 4

Good morning y'all! Thanks for joining me for the last day of the Technique Junkies weekend showcase.  Today I am featuring two projecting focusing on the sentiment stamp Dance in the Rain. For the card on the left above, the background was created using clouds and rain stencils. Then the background stamp Fresh Chevron was stamped through the cloud stencil to give some texture. The second card background was created using a technique I just learned from Jennifer McGuire's Blog. Check it out here- it's a great technique for all the Texture background stamps from TJ and provides endless possibilities. For this card the background stamp is one of my favorites Star Power.  The silhouette stamp Rain Dance pairs…

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Technique Junkies Showcase Day 3

Happy Saturday! I am back today to celebrate all things Technique Junkies! Day 3 of the showcase features one of the Summer (June 2016) releases : Keep Sailing.  This sentiment is just perfect for an uplifting/supportive card to send to a friend. And the tiny sailboat is just adorable! I stamped with Hero Arts Navy Shadow Ink to give the look of a night sky, then added a bit of lighter blue ink to the bottom for the water. The tiny stars were highlighted with silver Wink of Stella and of course the moon with gold Wink of Stella. The background is a simple distress ink watercolor stencil mono print. Thanks for doing me again today! Enjoy your…

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Technique Junkies Weekend Showcase Day 2

Good morning y'all! Thanks for stopping by today for the second day of the Technique Junkies stamps  feature weekend. Today I have a great project using the new Tim Holtz Distress Crayons and one of my favorite stamp sets Botanical Bee. The tag bag ground was created using some Tim Holtz thinlit dies and colored with Distress Crayons- you can see this technique on Tim's blog, featured as one of the 12 tags of 2016-March. The bee was stamped with versafine black ink, covered with clear embossing powder, then colored also with Distress Crayons.  I just love this sentiment that goes comes with this set- by the late great Muhammed Ali! To finish off the card I covered…

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Technique Junkies Weekend Showcase

Happy Thursday Junkies from sunny and HOT South Carolina.  I wanted to share a fun and vibrant project I created using two fantastic Technique Junkies stamps that just seem like they were made to go together- Life is a Canvas and Wasted. The Distress Paint resist technique was used for both cards-stamped with a rainbow assortment of Distress Paint colors.  For the first card, I accented each color with the coordinating Distress ink. For the second, I let the white cardstock shine through! The sentiment was stamped with Versafine black ink over top and covered with clear embossing power to make it pop! Thanks for joining me today and be sure to check the TJ Junkies Design team blog as well as back here  for more fun…

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July Hop Technique Junkies

The  Technique Junkie Design Team is celebrating July 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 July release stamps will be on SALE (15% OFF) until the 8th!  Get them while their hot!! For today's project I decided to try something different- working with Stampboard.  I gave it a go with Alcohol Inks and just love how these backgrounds came out for the Lake Rules stamp from the Better at the Lake set. Be sure to continue on the hop and don't miss any of the…

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Technique Junkies June 2016 Blog Hop

Well it's been a while since I have created and blogged since my big move to South Carolina.  We moved down in February and finally getting settled in.  Charleston is beautiful and love being so close to the ocean and the beach.  And I am especially excited to be joining back up with the super talented Technique Junkies Design Team!! Thanks Pat for inviting me back! The  Technique Junkie Design Team is celebrating June 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…

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Happy New Year with Technique Junkies!

Happy New Year!!! The  Technique Junkie Design Team is celebrating 2016 with a blog hop showcasing all of the awesome new designs for this month.   You should have arrived here from  Karen's blog -if not be sure to check our her amazing designs.  And remember the hop starts at the Design Team Blog so be sure to start there so you don't miss a beat! You can SAVE during these celebration days as well.  The January stamps release stamps will be on SALE (15% OFF) until the 8th!  Get them while their hot!! The discount will show up automatically in your cart. For my project today I am showcasing the Geek Chic (set of 4) stamps. Don't you just love the quote…

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Xyron Home Decor Tutorial

Happy Wednesday crafters! Today I am here to share with you a fun home decor tutorial-celebrating the men and women that serve in our military.  Especially this time of year I appreciate the great sacrifice these soldiers make being away from their families during the holidays and everyday! In our of the brave men and women in our military here's a project you can make for the soldier in your life. Xyron Products Used: Xyron Creative Station, Xyron 9" Permanent Adhesive Cartridge Other Products Used: Rectangular Wooden blocks x 3, Tim Holtz Holiday Seasonal Stash, Tim Holtz Grungeboard Alphabet, Ranger Distress Ink Vintage Photo and Antique Linen, Ranger Distress Glitter, Tim Holtz Idea-ology Trophy Cup, Tim Holtz Idea-ology…

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Christmas Stocking Stuffers: Note Card Sets

Happy Wednesday all! I am here  today to share a great stocking stuffer idea just in time for the holiday!  Now that all my holiday cards are completed and sent it's time to work on some little gifts!  I am making various note card sets as stocking stuffers!! Here's one I made using the Just for Fun Stamp Framed Fern.  The best part are these note cards are blank inside and can be used for any occasion, great to have on hand to send out in a pinch. I stamped the fern with Versamark onto watercolor paper and covered it with clear embossing powder. Using watercolor markers I colored over top and then "wet" the areas to blend.  So beautiful,yet so…

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