Sunday, November 1, 2015

Blog Hop and Day 18 of the 30 Days of Christmas!

Today we are celebrating two-fold! It is November 1st, and we are celebrating the final release of the year for Technique Junkies stamps with a blog hop. In addition, it is Day 18 of the 30 Days of Christmas -- and I am using some of the new releases to celebrate!

If you arrived here from Kathy Stacey's blog, you are in the right place! If not, I encourage you to start at the beginning of the hop. Here is the entire lineup:
Gini Williams Cagle:

The card above uses the Fresh Chevron background. I created an Ombre' effect by applying three colors of stains directly to the stamp:

The first color was applied to the top 1/3 of the stamp, directly to the rubber.
The next color was applied to the center portion, direct to stamp.
The final color was added to the bottom 1/3 of the stamp.

Spray the stamp lightly with water and stamp onto watercolor paper. Use a heat tool to dry piece fully.

The focal point of the stamp is a new November stamp called Doxie's Guilt Trip.  I just think it is the cutest stamp! I added a ribbon around Doxie's neck and added the Merry Christmas 2 stamp so the Doxie can help us celebrate the season!

Don't forget that the Christmas sale has been extended to November 12th -- 20% off all Christmas stamps! Use the word Christmas at checkout for your discount.

I hope you have enjoyed the hop today. Don't forget to go to the Technique Junkies website to get your 15% off of the November stamps!

Thursday, October 1, 2015

October Release Blog Hop -- Final Stop!

Welcome! Today is Release Day at Technique Junkies, and the Design Team and I are celebrating with a Blog Hop. Hopefully, you arrived here from Kathy's Blog, and enjoyed her beautiful work. If not, please start back at the beginning of the hop, at the Design Team Blog. The artwork is worth every click!

Even though I posted a few things for you on the Design Team Blog, I have a few more pieces to show you before you can go shop (the October 2015 New Release Stamps are 15% off through October 9th). First we'll start with this:
This card was made using the Afternoon Tea Stamp along with the Where There's Tea Sentiment. I used Peerless Watercolors to give a subtle hint of color. If you started at the Design Team Blog, you know that I showed stamps there that were on the masculine side -- this one is decidedly feminine! 

One more for today, using the new Pom Pom Swag Background, with the Live in the Present Stamp used as a focal point.  To achieve the color gradation, I simply swiped the background direct to stamp, using 4 colors of  Distress Inks.

I hope you enjoyed our hop today. Remember to go to the website for the 15% discount!

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

September Blog Hop! Final Stop...

Hi Stampers! Today is September 1st -- Release Day on -- which means it is also HOP day.  Today the entire Technique Junkies Design Team has put together a wonderful Holiday Hop to showcase the 15 new September stamps.  I hope you have had a chance to go through the hop. If you arrived here from Kathy Stacy's Blog, you are in the right place. If THIS is your first stop, take a moment to go back to the beginning - you will NOT want to miss this artwork!!

After the hop, make sure to go shop -- all 15 of the Sepember release stamps are 15% off until September 8th!

Here is the full hop list!
Design Team Blog <---start here!
Sally Lynn MacDonald

Now for the final piece in the hop:

For my piece, I used the Draped Christmas background stamp.  In order to get the multiple layers of draping, I simply stamped the stamp in VersaMark, then embossed it,  then moved the stamp over slightly and stamped/embossed again in another color.  I love how it turned out!  The Happy New Year stamp is also new -- a great way to ring in the new year. (Seems like a way off in 90degree weather -- but it will be here before you know it!)

I hope you were inspired by the hop. Remember that the 15 newly released stamps are all 15% off until September 8th.  Thanks for visiting with us today!

Saturday, August 1, 2015

August Release Blog Hop

Welcome! Today is August 1st, and here at Technique Junkies Stamps, we have a baker's dozen of new stamps ready for you! To celebrate, we are hosting a blog hop so that you can see some of the great new stamps in action. After the hop, go shop -- all AUGUST release stamps are 15% off! You can find them HERE.

If you arrived here from Kathy Stacy's blog (, congratulations, you have seen all of the blogs - I hope you are feeling inspired! If  THIS is your first stop, then I urge you  to head over to the Design Team blog at to start from the beginning.

Here are my offerings for today:
 This piece uses the new Lanterns and the Always Hope stamps as the main stamps. For the background, I used the Marble Paper stamp to add more color.

The second card uses the Paw Prints stamp over a Herringbone background (Designer Paper Perfection CD). I love how the multicolored background sets off the simple stamp so well!

I hope that you have been inspired by the hop today. I love our new stamps, and I hope you do too!

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

July Release Blog Hop

Welcome! Today is release day for Technique Junkies, and we are celebrating with a blog hop.  If you came here from Kathy Stacy's blog, you are in the right place. If not, start the hop on the Design Team blog so that you don't miss a thing: .

On the Design Team blog, I posted one card using the Stargazer background. I love that background,and I think it makes pretty great Day Lilies, too!  To make this card, I stamped the Stargazers, then sprayed the background with Timeless, Grass, and Sandcastle Art Anthology Colorations. After that was dried, I used Distress Markers to add highlights and lowlights to the flowers.

The Sentiment is from the Word Set (released in June). I find myself saying this all the time...I couldn't help myself, I had to make it into a stamp!

I hope you enjoyed the hop today -- remember to use the 15% discount before July 8th.
And enjoy the long weekend, too!

Monday, June 1, 2015

June Release Blog Hop!

Its release day at Technique Junkies -- and that means that its time to hop! My blog is actually the LAST stop on the hop, so if it's your first, simply go back to the Design Team blog to start from the beginning.  If you you came here from Kathy's Blog, you are in the right place!

Today we celebrate new stamps...and if you have been following the hop, you know that they are fun!
All of the June stamps are 15% off this week, too -- simply put any of the June releases into your shopping cart, and the 15% discount will be applied at checkout.

For my project, I decided to use two of the new stamps, the new set of 4 called WORD, and THE RULES. The background of my project uses the Eyelet Lace background stamp. I colored the Girl with Distress Markers. The background was stamped with purple ink, then over sprayed with Grape Soda Colorations Spray.

I hope you were inspired by today's offerings - thanks for coming by!

Friday, May 15, 2015

Celebrating spring in flowers...

Hopefully you arrived here after viewing the weekly TJ Inkspirations that mentioned the tutorial in this post.  If not, you should subscribe! simply email me at to get on the list.

All Technique Junkies Flowers stamps are on sale this week. Use the coupon code flowers15 at checkout to get your discount!
The Cottage Rose stamp above was one of the examples in the email.  Here how I made it:

1.  Select a few colors to use on the stamp, I am using StazOn here, simply because I love the colors of the MIDI pads, and they fit nicely in my hands.  You can use whatever ink pad you choose.

2. Apply color directly to the stamp by rubbing the ink pad directly on the rubber. Repeat with all stamps.

3. Stamp the image on cardstock.

4. Stamp the image again onto a Post It note, then cut the Post It image out to create a mask. NOTE: When cutting masks, it is always better to make them too small rather than too large. When they are cut too large, blank space may show when the image is overstamped.

5. Cover the image with the Post It Note. Ink the Vintage Music Collage with Grey ink and stamp over the  Post It Note and cardstock.

6. Remove the mask and finish as desired.