Friday, October 30, 2015

Technique Junkies' 30 Days of Christmas, Day 16

Good morning everyone!  Technique Junkies is getting you ready for Christmas by hosting 30 Days of Christmas from October through mid-November.  Today, I have a card I created using some of their Christmas images.

I stamped Christmas Reindeer onto a pieces of mixed media paper and then cut it out.  I sprayed the body with Art Anthology Sandcastle and the antlers with Glorious Colorations.  I then used Winter Wonderland Sayings Set of 3 for the "Dashing Through the Snow" sentiment.  I stamped it in blue ink and then cut it out.  The two stamped images were then layered on a piece of Christmas paper which I then added to a card base.

That's all for today!  Until later......................


Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Little B Blog Hop

Good morning everyone!  Welcome to the Little B blog hop.  I've got a couple of projects today to share with you that I created from the wonderful products Little B has.  Don't forget to enter at the bottom of the page for a wonderful giveaway Little B is having in conjunction with this hop!

For this canvas, I started by spraying the background with Patience and Peacock Feathers by Art Anthology.  I then added the second largest label from Little B's Label Die Set, which I cut out of coordinating paper.  Over that, I added a birthday cake I stamped using a Technique Junkies stamps, colored, and cut out.  Next I die cut Let's Eat Cake from the Little B Sentiment Die Set, sprayed it with Peacock Feathers, and added it to the top left.  For the bottom, I used Little B's Birthday Gift Dimensional Stickers.  I edged the canvas with Little B Gold Foil Harlequin Tape.  Finally, I randomly placed the stars from the Birthday Gift Stickers.

I then decided to create a really quick ATC.  I sprayed the background with Art Anthology Peacock Feathers and Grass to simulate the sky and ground.  Next, I added a sun by using Little B's Circle - 1.125 Punch and a piece of yellow cardstock.  The floral border at the bottom was created using their Daisy Floral Border Punch.  I then cut out Hello from the Sentiments Die Set, sprayed it with several coats of Art Anthology Waimea Bay and then added it to the center.  The entire ATC is edged using Little B Pastel Weave Tape.  Finally I added a butterfly from their Butterflies Dimensional Sticker Set and a bicycle from their Road Bikes Dimensional Sticker set.

Now for the giveaway!  To enter, you must "Like" the Little B Facebook page and comment on the everyone's blog post.  You get 2 points for each comments, so the more you comment, the better the chance to win!

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That's all for today!  Until later...................


30 Days of Christmas - Technique Junkies

Good morning.  Over on the Technique Junkies blog, we on the design team are currently working on the 30 Days of Christmas.  I wanted to share with you the project I did for Day 6.

I used several of Technique Junkies Christmas stamps to create this two-page spread.  

For the left side, I stamped Star Power with metallic silver ink until the entire page was covered.  I then embossed the stars using silver embossing powder.  Once the embossing powder cooled, I sprayed Art Anthology Timeless and Silk Tie Colorations, blotting between applications until I had the color I was going for.  Since the embossing resists the sprays, all I had to do was wipe over them with a baby wipe.  I then stamped Hope and Peace from the Christmas Word Set of 4 with Deep Rose ink, cut them out, and applied them to my page.  I then sprinkled snowflake confetti all over.

For the right side, I stamped Star Power over half the page with metallic silver ink and then embossed with silver embossing powder.  I again sprayed with Art Anthology Timeless and Silk Tie Colorations, this time concentrating Timeless near the bottom of the page to simulate sunset.  I stamped Whimsical Winter twice: once using Sooty Blue ink for the bottom and the second time using Dusty Lime for the trees.  I cut them out and added them to my page.  To simulate snow, I ran a line of Frosted Lace Stickles along the bottoms of each of the trees' sections and then I scattered more snow confetti across the page.  Finally, I edged both pages using a red Sharpie.

I hope you enjoy this spread and that it gets you in the mood for Christmas.  For more of the 30 Days of Christmas, please visit the Technique Junkies blog at:

Until later...............


Friday, October 16, 2015

Hawk Journal Page for Technique Junkies

Good morning everyone!  I have a new journal page I have created for Technique Junkies using some of the new stamps released this month.

The background was completed way ahead of time, but I used Grass, Warm, and Sandcastle Colorations by Art Anthology.  I stenciled over it with a trial sample of colored Mud I happened to have handy and my Art Anthology Bubbles stencil.  I then stamped the Hawk Background stamp onto a piece of mixed media paper, cut him out, and colored him with Art Anthology Kona and Cotton Velvet and Chocolate Sorbet.  I stamped Live in the Present on another sheet of mixed media paper, trimmed it up, and added it to the top of my page.  Finally, I outlined the hawk in black Sharpie to make him stand out from the background.

Thank you for dropping by today.  Have a wonderful week!

Until later.................................


Thursday, October 1, 2015

October New Releases - Technique Junkies Blog Hop

Good Morning and Happy October, Junkies!!  Can you believe it's already October?  Where has the year flown?  In anticipation of a great October, the Technique Junkies team is hosting a blog hop to share all the new exciting October Releases with you.  So join us today as we hop into October and showcase all the new goodies.  Don't forget to to visit each team members blog in order not to miss any of the fun.  If you  haven’t started at the beginning, please visit the Technique Junkie Designer Blog ( so you are sure to catch it all!

You've just seen Judy Jackson's project and isn't her work just awesome?!?!  She creates an amazing range of gorgeous cards.

Here is the hop participants in order:
I fell in love with the IncrediBall Canning Jar Set and the matching IncrediBall Labels and just had to do something with them.  I thought this tag was perfect.

To start, I used a white Basically Bare tag that I sprayed with Art Anthology Colorations in Ink Spot and Juicy.  I then stamped the Incrediball Canning Jar on a piece of mixed media paper and cut out.  I then restamped it on a thin, clear, plastic sleeve (I used an ATC sleeve) and cut out just the body, cutting inside the lines.  I glued three sides of the trimmed sleeve to the image leaving the top open, let dry, and then sprinkled in some Sterling glitter.  I then sealed the top and glued the image to the tag.  I chose one of the labels from the Incrediball Labels Set, cut it out, and glued it on top of the plastic.  Next I stamped the sentiment that comes with the Incrediball Canning Jar Set and embossed with black embossing powder.  To finish, I threaded a piece of orange fiber through the hole and tied it into a bow.

Love the new October Releases?  Well, they are currently on sale for 15% off through October 9th!   Go to click on October 2015 Releases.

Thanks for stopping by and leaving your thoughts in my comments section.  I truly love hearing what you have to say!  You are now ready for the next stop on our August Releases Hop --- Robin Redd!  Why don't you drop by her blog and see what she has in store for you!

Until later,