Thursday, September 30, 2010

Clipped Corners and The PDC Challenge

Today I am excited to announce that the Technique Junkie Newsletter is the sponsor on the Play Date Cafe Challenge Blog. If you are not familiar with PDCC, each week their designers are given a weekly color challenge. The designer create artwork based on the color inspiration, the artwork is posted,then readers are challenged to play along -- for a prize,

This week the colors are for the challenge are Chocolate Brown, Hot Pink, Orange,and Turquoise. A color challenge to be sure! This week, to add a little more spice to the challenge, I offered a tutorial from the newly-published October 2010 TJ issue: Clipped Corners. The tutorial is HERE for you to play with, too! 

If you want to play along this week with PDCC, the prize winner will receive three years of online-access to the Technique Junkie Newsltter: online access to the 2009, 2010 and 2011 issues - over 280 techniques! Go on over to the PDCC blog to see all the details.

Here is my card using the PDCC colors:

I hope you like this tutorial. The format this is in is the same format as the tutorials on the Technique Junkie CDs. If you haven't ordered your copy of CD8 -- 100 tutorials just like this one -- please email me for ordering information.

My card was created with the colors from the challenge, and of course it uses a multitude of techniques. The Southwestern Images (I Brake for Stamps) are done using the Pencil over Ink Technique from the February 2005 issue of the Newsletter. The orange brick background uses the Acrylic Emboss Technique from the August 2010 issue, and, of course, the piece uses The Clipped Corners Technique, above.  The verse is from Club Scrap.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Today is the day!!

CD8 is coming TODAY! I expect shipment of the CDs today -- have you ordered yours?

The 8th edition CD contains 101 tutorials -- all of the step-by-step pictorials from the Technique Junkie Newsletter October 1009 through August 2010 issues plus 10 bonus techniques. 

The CD is $14.95 for US Subscribers, $15.95 for Canadian Subscribers, or $16.95 for Overseas Subscribers.

Renewal with the CD is $29.95 ($32.95 Canadian; $35.95 overseas).  Not a subscriber? No problem! The CD is $19.95 alone, or $29.95 for the CD and one year of the newsletter.

Email me for an invoice today!

The above artwork uses the Spots and Phrases Technique, one of the 10 bonus Techniques on the CD. Stamps used: Post Impressions and Stampin' Up!.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Alluring Impressions Giveaway

Call me crazy, but I can't stop adding this webbing to my cards! Today I used the wild webbing technique, one of the Technique Junkie Newsletter  Bonus Techniques from CD8, to accent these stamps from Alluring Impressions, our giveaway sponsor this week.  This week's winner will receive the card above, a sample of Alluring Impressions's Stamp Storage sheet, and the stamps below:
If you haven't been to the Alluring Impressions website lately, go take a peek -- and when you start to fill up your cart, remember to use the code TJAUG10 to get 10% off of your order!a
To enter the giveaway, simply leave a comment on this post telling me what your favorite Alluring Impressions stamp is, and make sure to leave your email address. My random number generator will pick a winner of Monday, September 13th at 9am. Good Luck!

Congratulations to Kathy Jo Connors, the winner of this giveaway!