Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Criss-cross Washi

Yup. Another washi Tape piece.  This time, I use the washi as a backdrop for my focal-point stamp. Again, this one is on the CD (Washi Tape+Ribbons, on sale HERE for 15% for one more day). I used a new stamp: Stand Tall, #SD   for my main image.  I just added it to my site today!  The image was colored with markers.
I love giraffes, so this card -- and the stamp -- is one of my favorites. Very dimensional in person, too.  Check out that CD!

Happy stamping,

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Meet the New Technique Junkies Design Team!

I am absolutely thrilled to announce the 2015 Technique Junkies Design Team!

These ladies are well established stamp artists with an eye toward techniques -- exactly what you would expect for representing the Technique Junkies product lines.  Although their "terms" don't start officially until March 1, I want to give you insight into their artistic world!

Jane Bosi, Lead Designer*:
Judy Jackson, Designer, Head Author of
Marilyn Hughes, Designer:
Kathy Stacy, Designer:
Gini Cagle, Designer:
Jerri Jones, Designer:

 I am so excited to have these ladies on my team! Welcome, ladies!

Monday, February 23, 2015

Washi Tape Birthday Banners

Sometimes the simplest ideas are the best. Ideas that just work -- things that don't take hours to do. I love this technique - Washi Tape Banners from the Washi Tape + Ribbon CD --  for just that reason.  Simple, fun and effective.

Don't forget that the Washi Tape CD is on sale right now for 15% off. to get the discount, you must order it from this page: The CD is normally only $9.95; with the discount it is only $8.46 plus shipping. Quite the bargain! Hurry, though,  the CD will only be on sale through the stroke of midnight on Friday.

The great thing about this CD is that there are 33 ways to use Washi Tape. Are they hard? No...but that's the idea. You will use that tape in ways you most likely wouldn't have thought of.  Let me help you use that stash!

Are you on my mailing list? Every Friday I am sending out an email with tips, techniques, ideas and discounts -- make sure that you are subscribed to it!  If you are not and you want to be on it, send me an email and I will add you:

The only stamp used on this card was Happy Birthday, #SD577. It is only $3.50 and can be found HERE.  Happy stamping!

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Techniaue Junkies Design Team Call!


We are looking for a few Dynamic Designers who are passionate about Stamping and Stampbooking to join our Creative Team.

Do you love to Stamp?  Do you love elegant, classical and whimsical images?  Are you active on Social Media outlets, such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest?  Then we invite you to become part of the Technique Junkies Creative Design Team!

Technique Junkies purchased Stamp Camp in 2014, and has been working on a new website launch. We need a creative team to help us show off our new look and all of our new stamps to the world through your blog, websites, and other social media. The new site will be ready March 1st, and we want a team that is ready to launch with us!

This special group will develop projects and tutorials for our website and blog, have the chance to have their designs showcased on packaging, and have their artwork displayed at tradeshows throughout the country.  In addition, Designers will have the opportunity to create artwork for future tutorial CDs in addition to creating work for the stamp line.

The team will officially start March1st, and will have a term of service through December 31 2015 (9 months).

 Who Should Apply?
We are looking for stampers, stampbookers and stamping papercrafters who have the following skills:
1.  Strong Social Media presence (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Blog)

2.  Clear, Crisp, and Engaging Project Photography

3.  Fantastic project tutorials, tips, and how-to’s; both video and picture format.

4.  The desire to help Technique Junkies develop a stronger presence in the online stamping community. 4 projects per month are required, 2 on the Technique Junkies blog and 2 on your own personal blog.  There may be need for additional projects for blog hops and CD releases on a volunteer basis. Compensation for additional projects will be separate from what is listed below.

5. We love techniques, and if you do, too, this is a great opportunity for you. BUT - if you prefer clean and simple, or have another style, that is great too – variety is what we are looking for.

6. A commitment to the full 9 month term of March 1st through December 31, 2015.

What do I need to do to apply?
Send an email to with the following information:
1.  Your full name, email address, phone number, and address. List your current design team affiliations (if any) and past affiliations.  Note: It’s okay if you have not been on a team before. I am interested in the quality of your work!

2.  Links to all of your social media outlets:   Blog, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, and any other on-line sites/galleries.

3.  Please share links to three (3) of your favorite stamping projects. Make sure that the projects represent your best photography and your personal style. I want to see what you love! Note that these do not need to be new projects, nor do they need to use our stamps or techniques for the application.

4. Tell us a little about yourself…how you started, what you love, the type of stamps (cute, elegant, weird, classic, vintage, photo-style, etc.) you like, What kind of stamps you are drawn to (birds, butterflies, geometrics, etc.).  Just a paragraph or two – whatever you are comfortable telling us.

5. What are your favorite mediums and coloring tools? Do you like to color or are you a master of ink? Or both?

What’s in it for you?
1. We will promote your name/work on the Technique Junkies blog, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Newsletters, and website.

2. You will receive a box of stamps/cds immediately when selected.  It’ll be like Christmas!

3. You will have a $75.00 stipend per quarter to spend on stamps. I always pay for postage.

4. You will receive a 30% discount on stamps beyond your stipend quarterly.

5. You may choose one tutorial CD per month.

6. You will receive a box of goodies from time-to-time to supplement the stamps above, and to keep things fresh.

The call is open immediately and will end on February 10th 2015, at midnight EST. Confirmation emails will be sent out when we receive your application (but we do travel, so give us a day or two before following up). A final decision will be made by February 16th, 2015.

I cannot wait to see your work!

P.S. Know another stamper who would love this? Pass it on!

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

The final day of the 30 Days of Christmas

Today is the last day of the 30 Days of Christmas. I hope you have enjoyed this as much as I have!  Our card today uses the Christmas Reindeer stamp, colored with Copic Markers, and mounted over a silver glitter background. The center black piece uses a technique from the Emboss or Die CD.
Today is the very last day to take advantage of the 15% discount on all stamps by using the code XMAS15. Don't miss out! Go to to order your stamps.

If you missed any of the cards, go here to start, then follow the other cards forward:

I hope the cards have made your season just a little brighter~

Monday, December 8, 2014

Day 29 of the 30 Days of Christmas

Today's post is one of my favorites. I wish I could capture the brilliance and shine of this card with the camera! For the Folk Art Background (#S454) I used a variation of an old favorite technique - PE Gloss from December 2005. The top stamp uses t0he Peace on Earth Stamp (#SD429), which was embossed with a Moonglow embossing powder. Both stamps can be found here:

Tomorrow is the last day of the series. Make sure that you take advantage of the 15% discount on all stamps at while you still can! Use the code XMAS15 at checkout. Until tomorrow-

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Day 28 of the30 Days of Christmas

Welcome to the 28th day of the 30 Days of Christmas! It's hard to believe that 4 weeks have already gone by. I have really enjoyed this -- I hope you all have too!

Today I made a simple card using the Retro Snowflakes Background (#S536) with the Ornament-Upper Alphabet Stamps (#SA023):
Until tomorrow...