Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Come see us in Winston Salem -- and receive a free Gelato!

Sounds Yummy, right? If you are in the Winston-Salem area, I invite you to the Stamp Scrap Art Tour Show this weekend. Print out the ticket here, and you and a friend can both go for the price of one! In addition, I will be demoing Gelatos all weekend, and the first 50 people who stop by and mention this post will receive a free Gelato! Not bad, right?

Come see some of the techniques used in the Artistic Effects CD in action, get a free Gelato, and join in the fun.  See you at the show!

Just as an aside -- I m adding Gelatos to my website, along with several other products, today!  You can now buy some of your favorite tools and coloring mediums from Technique Junkies.

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Artistic Effects Blog Hop

Welcome! today we are celebrating the launch of the Artistic Effects CD. If this blog is your first stop, I encourage you to go to the beginning of the hop on the  Design Team Blog (www.techniquejunkies.blogspot.com). You can follow the links from there to see all of the beautiful artwork celebrating this great new CD. If you have arrived here from Shelly Schmidt's blog, you are in the right place! I hope you have enjoyed what you have seen so far.

The Artistic Effects CD contains 40 fun tutorials for using Gelatos, Gesso, Distress Stains, Goosebumps and irRESISTible Sprays. You will be able to use these great mediums in creative new ways -- and all of the techniques are easy. Of course, every one of the tutorials is in Step-by-Step Printable PDF format. The CD is $14.95 plus shipping. You can check it out HERE.

Today I have two cards for you. The top card uses a technique called Gelatos Fingerpainting. This is such an easy technique and the colors pop off the paper! The saying is from a Technique Junkies Stamp Set: Proverbs; the base is a newly released stamp: Large Poppies.

My second card uses the Goosed Stains Technique- it uses both Goosebumps and Distress Stains. LOVE LOVE LOVE this look! Again, all stamps are from Technique Junkies.

I hope you enjoyed the hop - and I KNOW you will enjoy the CD!

On a side note, the Technique Junkies site will be carrying Gelatos, Goosebmps, irRESISTible Sprays and Gesso, along with a few other products, starting on June 11th (or sooner). I apologize for the delay - my youngest son was recently diagnosed with Lymphoma and I have been spending a great deal of my time in the hospital with him.

Friday, May 2, 2014

Update on Oakes- We will not be attending

Hi all,
Due to a family emergency, I will not be exhibiting at the Oakes PA Stamp and Scrap Art Tour Show. I hope you will still attend and use yesterday's coupon for yourself and a friend! We will be there in spirit - have a good time!
Pat Huntoon

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Come see us in Oaks PA -- be our BOGO guest!

Did you know that we will be in Oaks PA this weekend for the Stamp Scrap Art Tour show? Please come visit us!  You can use the buy one, get one free coupon above to get in, too.  Bring in a copy of this post, and I will give you an additional 5% of your order at the show, too -- on top of any other show specials. Come by and see us this weekend!  Here are the show details and show hours:

 Greater Philadelphia Expo Center Hall A
100 Station Ave.
Oaks PA 19456

Saturday 10-5
Sunday 10-3

Hope to see you there!

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Welcome to the Bodacious Background Stamps CD hop!

Today we are celebrating the arrival of the Bodacious Background Stamps CD with a blog hop!  If this is your first stop, take a moment to go to the Technique Junkies Design Team Blog to start at the beginning with Judy Jackson. It is a relatively short hop, and you will be happy you did! If you came here from Nancy Dawson's blog, you are in the right place!

Today, I am featuring a technique from the CD called Folded Strips. I love this technique -- it is a great way to take a portion of a Big Background stamp and highlight it in a special way. I used a Technique Junkies background stamp called Skeleton Leaves (S537, available HERE for $9.95). The be*believe*become stamp is not yet available on my site but will be by Friday :)

The Bodacious Background Stamps CD contains 30 tutorials and is only $9.95, and is available for purchase off my blog, from the www.techniquejunkies.com website home page, or from the Bodacious Background CD page. If you would like to see a listing of the techniques on the CD, with pictures, you can find it HERE.

I hope you enjoyed the hop!

Monday, April 28, 2014

Artwork, Announcements and Apologies!


Hi Friends!
It has been forever and a day since I have been able to post, and I am going to start with a heartfelt apology.  I have some excellent reasons, but I will not subject you to them. Just suffice it to say that my life has had some major upheavals and today was the first day in a very long time where I have felt that I could manage the details of running the business and running my life all together.  Now, lets do some happy things!

First, lets talk about the artwork above. As you may know, we just released a brand new CD: Bodacious Background Stamps. It is $9.95 and it contains 30 techniques for using your big background stamps creatively. Twenty of the tutorials are brand new, and ten are from the archives (after all, we have 12 years of great techniques!). You will never look at your background stamps the same way again! You can order the CD from the sidebar of this blog, or from the home page of www.techniquejunkies.com, or from here: http://techniquejunkies.com/bodacious-background-stamps-cd.html. A complete index of what is on the CD is here:

The card above uses the Pearly Outlines Technique. This is a really shimmery, glittery technique and it is easy, too! It is one of the new techniques on the CD. The stamp used on the card is called Floral Silhouette from the Technique Junkies line of stamps. It is $9.95 and can be ordered here: http://www.stampcamp.com/bigstamps23.html . It is one of the 600 big stamps I have available - many of which I will be highlighting for you in the coming weeks!

Tomorrow we have a treat for you -- we are hopping to celebrate the CD! Please join us as the TJ design team shows off their beautiful creations using the techniques from the Bodacious Background Stamp CD.  Your eyes will be entertained from beginning to end!!

Finally, I promise to be more in touch. If you have emailed me in the last two weeks, please be patient -- I promise you will hear from me before Friday morning.

See you tomorrow!!!

Monday, January 20, 2014

All you need is love -- and a sale!

Valentine's Day is just around the corner! To celebrate, Technique Junkies Valentines Day stamps are 20% off. There are 30 different designs or sets to choose from, including several BRAND NEW sets and stamps! The sets are already marked with 20% off -- just add them to your shopping cart. Make sure to use the bottom scroll bar to see all the way across the sets, too, I put quite a few on each line. (Note that no other discounts will be honored for these stamps.) Click HERE or copy and paste the URL: http://www.stampcamp.com/valentines2014.html

The artwork above  uses one of those brand new stamps: All you need is love (#SD565). I used the Braided Paper Technique from the Designer Paper Perfection CD, too. I am teaching this technique a few times this year at various trade shows, too!

This sale ends on Valentines Day -- but hurry! You will want to get these stamps in hand so that you can send some paper love to those you care about.

On a personal note, I cannot believe how many months it has been since I have been able to post to this blog. With the purchase of Stamp Camp, continuing to work on Tutorials for  the Newsletter and CDs, the holidays and getting sick, my time is at a premium. I love it all, though, and cannot wait to show you what I have in store for the remainder of the year! Thanks for coming along for the ride.

Happy New Year!