Tuesday, January 1, 2019

New Stamps for the New Year!

Happy New Year! Many warm wishes to you and your families for a healthy and prosperous 2019.

To help ring in the new year, we are celebrating with a new stamp release. As usual, all new stamps are automatically discounted 15% through January 8, 2019. I am so excited about these new stamps! You can see the full new release here. Simply add any of the new stamps to your shopping cart and the 15% will be automatically applied at checkout.

As part of the celebration, the TJ Design Team has prepared artwork to inspire you. The full list of  participants are below, in case you want to check out their beautiful work. 

Here is some of the art I have made from the new stamps:

First, I used the One in a Lifetime stamp. I colored her with colored pencils, then I found this wild washi tape for the background. I love the positive message from this stamp!
Next, I colored the Cat Frame stamp with colored pencils and added one of the sentiments from the Cat Greetings Set. The set is great because it includes stamps for the inside and outside of your card. The background is a piece of handmade paper with texture that has been sprayed with Technique Junkies Shimmering Bliss.

 This next piece uses the Paris Postmarks background (also colored with Shimmering Bliss spray) with Merci from the French Sentiments Set .  I also added a little Eiffel Tower (previously released) as an accent.
 Finally, I made this cute little Valentine card! I used the You Stole My Heart stamp (colored with Copic Markers)  as the focal point. The background uses the Whimsey Love Stencil (from the collection of A Colorful Life Designs Stencils) lightly sprayed with Thulian Pink Shimmering Bliss. I love the tumbling hearts effect!
 Well, that is the end of the collection for January's stamps from me (so far). Watch our YouTube video on Friday for a quick tutorial for how to use the Better with Coffee Set. Not a subscriber to our YouTube channel? You can subscribe HERE.

Ready for more inspiration? Here is a list of the other participants celebrating the new release:

I hope you have enjoyed our celebration, and the new stamps. Happy New Year!
Pat Huntoon

Thursday, November 1, 2018

New Release Celebration!

Today is November 1st, and it is the last stamp release of the year for Technique Junkies. Today I am proud to show you the new stamps we are releasing. and happy to offer you a 20% discount off the new stamps through November 8th. Simply add any of them to your shopping cart and the 20% discount will be applied automatically.

Instead of a traditional blog hop, the TJ Design Team and a few of our friends have joined together to participate in the celebration.  You can find the full list below, or on the Technique Junkies Design Team Blog.  I encourage you to visit the blogs -- there are many gorgeous pieces of artwork within!

Before I post the list, here are a few things I made from the new stamps.

First, nothing is more appropriate for a celebration than Champagne! I am very pleased with this new stamp called Champagne Toast. I filled in the glasses with Nuvo Jewel Drops and Nuvo Glaze (both  will be added to my store soon).  The background is the Showy Blooms Stencil that was sprayed with Thulian Pink, Golden Olivine, and Just Squeezed Shimmering Bliss Sprays.  This card just makes me happy!

This next piece uses the Neptune's Mond stamp. This stamp is probably my favorite stamp of the release. I think it is so elegant and so visually appealing:
 Again, the background uses two stencils topped with Shimmering Bliss.

Next I have this fun card that uses the Puddle Jump Stamp:
I paired the stamp with the Flowing Drops Stencil  sprayed with the Lapis Lazuli Shimmering Bliss.  It is so shimmery in person! The rain boots and the puddle were goth glossed with Nuvo Jewel Drops. 

Next, I have this pretty card that uses the new Life is a Balance stamp with the new Scribble Circles stamp:

Finally, my last piece uses the Music Opens the Soul stamp as a focal image:

To create the colorful background, I applied Distress Oxide Inks to the Palette Knife stamp and stamped it, then reinked the stamps and turn the paper 180 degrees and stamped again. I then stamped the (previously released) Vintage Music Palettini Stamp with black to highlight the music theme.

Are you ready for more? Here is a list of all of the Designers who are participating with the celebration:

I hope you enjoy all of the artwork today.  Make sure you get back to the Technique Junkies store to order the new stamps with the 20% discount, too!

Pat Huntoon

Monday, October 1, 2018

October New Release and Blog Hop!

Today is October 1st and I am thrilled to announce our annual holiday stamp release! Today we have 17 new stamps and 2 new Spray and Stamp Bundles for you.  I am so thrilled with the images we are showing today, and I hope you will love them as much as I do.

If you came here from Lynda's Blog, you are in the right place. If my blog is your first stop, I encourage you to go back to the beginning to the Design Team Blog - I think you will love all the inspiration our fabulous team has in store for you! 

The new release includes 6 new stamps from Jan Tinklenberg from #MittenStateStamps that you will absolutely adore!

Ready to get right to it?

I am here to show you the new stamp bundles.  First, Bundle 6, which includes two stamps and three sprays:
 Here is some of the artwork I made for this bundle:

The two stamps in the bundle use a couple of the new #MittenStateStamps from Jan Tinklenberg that are being released this month.  I just love these stamps and Jan's style!  The Christmas Cactus is so pretty and easy to stamp, and the Christmas Tree Holidays Stamp is a joy to stamp, also.  Here is a Video showing how they are done:

The second bundle, Bundle 7, is here:
The Christmas Whimsy stamp and the Snowman Whimsy stamp just make me happy! Not only that, but they are great with the shimmering touches the Spray Bundle adds. Here is a quick card using them:

And here is the video to show you how:

I hope you have enjoyed the hop today. Make sure to get the 15% discount on the rest of the stamps, too, from now through October 8th. Have fun shopping!

Saturday, September 1, 2018

TJ New Release and Blog Hop

Incredibly, it is September 1st already and the summer has flown by.  The good news is that we have new stamps to celebrate the fall!  Today we are celebrating the release of a bunch of new images, along with some Stamp and Spray bundles too.  I am the last stop on the Technique Junkies Design Team blog hop, so if this is your first stop, please take a moment to go back to the beginning of the hop to the Design Team Blog and start over -- the artwork is spooky, fun, and inspiring this month!

As usual, you will receive 15% off on all of the new September 2018 Stamp Releases from today, September 1st, through September 8th.  Just add what you like to your cart, and they will be reduced automatically at checkout.  We have two new Stamp and Spray Bundles, with videos, for you, too.  Go take a look!

I had a blast with the stamps this month. Here are some samples from me:

First, the Raven Collage Stamp.  I love this background. It is eerie and vaguely romantic all at the same time! I stamped the image with StazOn ink on watercolor paper, then painted it with Dragons Blood and Harvest Sunset Shimmering Bliss Sprays. I then went back over the raven with a black marker, and highlighted the rose using Diamond Glaze (like Crystal Effects, or Glossy Glaze).  I thought the Raven Nevermore stamp was a perfect complement to my Raven card! (note that the paper I used for the sentiment and background is RED, not pink. For some reason it came out funny with the camera and I was making a mess while adjusting it with Photoshop, so I just left it).

Next up I have the Moments stamp. The background of this is the Cork Paper from the Spray and Play Paper Pack (it will be back in stock soon, really!). The background was sprayed with Worn Saddle and Chestnut Mare Shimmering Bliss and is just G O R G E O U S.  The Moments stamp was colored with Copic Markers to highlight the vintage alarm clock.  Love this simple creation!
It was a blast coloring the Autumn Doodles Background! I intended the palette to be very Autumnal, but somehow I introduced the blues and I think the result is so much fun!

The sentiment is from the Thanksgiving Blessings stamp set (previously released).

This card uses the Ephemeral Crow, Raven Nevermore and Old Wall Background along with the Smoldering Ash and Worn Saddle Shimmering Bliss Sprays. This is actually the card from Bundle 4 of the new Stamp and Spray Bundle release for September

Here is the video for the bundle and the card:

And Finally, Here is one of the two cards from the Stamp and Spray Bundle 3. I LOVE this new stamp, and our new illustrator, Jan Tinklenberg, who you met earlier in the hop.  Here is the video and the card that goes with it:

Thank you for stopping by today! I hope you have enjoyed the hop and love these new stamps as much as I do!

Happy Fall,
Pat Huntoon

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

August 2018 New Release - Stamps and Sprays!

Today is a super-exciting day for me! Not only is it the 1st of the month - meaning we have an outstanding release and a fun Blog Hop to celebrate, but today we are also launching our new Shimmering Bliss Sprays!

If you arrived here from Lynda's Blog, you are in the right place.  If not, I encourage you to go back to the beginning of the hop and follow along to see what the TJ team made with the stamps and sprays!

I have so many pieces to share with you. My first piece is made with the colors and pieces in the August Spray and Stamp Bundle Two:

 My piece uses the Blues Dancing  stamp for the focal image, combined with the Messy Marble background stamp, using the sprays from the Bundle in the background.

Next up is a quick and fun card that uses the Cocktails and Facebook stamp with a background sprayed with Thulian Pink  and Imperial Yellow Shimmering Bliss Sprays:

 And I had fun making this cute Perk Up Soon Owl, then spraying over my coloring with the Gold Topper Shimmering Bliss:

And finally, I had fun creating this beauty using the Whispering Friends stamp and Pastel Pencils:

I hope the hop inspired you today, and that you love the stamps and the sprays as much as I do!
See you online!
Pat Huntoon

Sunday, July 1, 2018

July 2018 New Release Blog op

Today is July 1st, and we at Technique Junkies are thrill to have our monthly blog hop to roll out the newest stamps in the store! We have a great selection of stamps this month for you, most with a sea or beach theme, and some with a definite attitude.

If you arrived here from Lynda's Blog you are in the right place! If this is your first stop, go back to the Design Team Blog and start there -- we have a ton of inspiration for you today.

As usual, all of the stamps in the July New Release Category are 15% off, too. Just add them to your shopping cart and your discount will be applied at checkout. Ready for more inspiration?

 First up is pure attitude. I paired the Attitude Giraffe stamp with a couple of sentiments from the Inside Out Patience set. I love the inside out stamps - they are fun on the outside and snarky on the inside.  So much fun!
 Speaking of snark....the Octopus Face stamp is full of it.  I stamped it over the previously-released Sudsy Stuff stamp. Which friends of yours would YOU send this too?

 On a more serious note...I used the Kisses the Shoreline sentiment with the Swirly Waves background for this beauty. I think it is such a lovely sentiment for encouragement, don't you?

Finally, I used the Princess Mermaid stamp for this card, pairing it with the previously-released Mermaid Kisses set.  It also worked perfectly over a Shimmering Bliss sprayed Wavy Weave Stencil.

Thanks for stopping by today. Your next stop on the hop is the fabulous Betz Golden. You don't want to miss her work!

Have fun shopping!

Friday, June 1, 2018

June 2018 New Release Stamps and Blog Hop

Today is June 1st and I am so excited and proud to bring you the New Release stamps for this month. Beach, Ocean, Sunflowers -- and a gorgeous girl -- along with tropical bird. What could be better?

And, as with every new Monthly release, the June 2018 New release stamps are 15% off through June 8, 2018. Who doesn't love saving money?

We are kicking off the month with our Design Team Blog Hop, too. Since I am the last stop, you should have gotten here from Lynda's blog, and if you did, you are just where you should be. If not, I urge you to hop on over to the TJ Design Team blog to see everything we have in store for you this month. You will NOT be disappointed! 

I have to say, this is my personal favorite release this year. I just couldn't wait to roll it out!  I made quite a bit of artwork this month, so I am sharing 4 pieces today with more coming throughout the month.

First up, my Sunflower Duo Card:
Hmmm...that background.  Well, I can't tell you too much about it (that is a surprise for NEXT month), but I can tell you that I used the Messy Diamond Grid Stencil from a Colorful Life.  Then I used....well, something REALLY shimmery...for the background. It will be rolling out July 1st. I am so sorry to make you wait, but I promise, it will be worth the wait!

The Sunflower Duo was stamped, colored with Distress Markers and fussy cut, then popped up on the shimmering background.  I stamped one of the two sentiments from the Sunflower Sentiments right on top of that glorious shimmer to finish the card. It is YUMMY in person!

Next up, my Map Collage/Learning to Sail card:

I love easy cards. Although this looks complicated, it was the easiest thing ever to make. The detail in the stamps carry this card! First I added some ink to plain white cardstock to color it.  Then I stamped the Map Collage using Old Paper Distress Oxide Ink over the top. To create the focal image, I stamped the Learning to Sail image with black ink, then lightly colored it with pastel pencils. Just a little layering - and this beauty was done!

This next card, featuring the That Smile! stamp, just makes me happy! 
 I mean, don't you just LOVE her? I colored the That Smile image using pastel pencils, and layered that over a background that was stamped with the Itoh Peony stamp (previously released). The sentiment is Delight (previously released), which I think is perfect for her.  I hope you love her as much as I do!

Finally, I have this fun beach card that uses the Flip Flops Fit sentiment with the Flamingos Background:
I love the beachy/tropical feel of this card! I stamped the Flip Flops Fit on pink card stock using Versafine Clair black ink (have you tried this ink? AMAZING). I added a few embellishments to the flip flops using Nuvo Jewel drops (sorry, I don't sell them!). The background was made with the Flamingos Background using Direct Oxide Inks (tutorial on it's way NEXT Friday!). So beachy! Can't you just feel the sand in your toes?

Okay, so that is it for me....it's time to go shop!  I hope you were inkspired today : )
Pat Huntoon