Friday, January 25, 2013

Shimmer Glimmer Sparkle and Shine Blog Hop!

Welcome! Today we celebrate the launch of the newest CD from the Technique Junkie Newsletter: Shimmer Glimmer Sparkle and Shine! If you came here from Nancy Dawson's blog, you have arrived at the last stop. I hope you loved what you saw! If I am your first stop, take a moment to stop at the TJ Design Team Blog to start the hop.

The Shimmer Glimmer Sparkle and Shine CD contains 40 tutorials and 5 primers featuring techniques using glitter, glimmer mists, foils, stickles and all things that shine and shimmer. I partnered with the fabulous Jane Bosi to create the CD -- Jane not only is a great designer, but she has wonderfully creative ideas and she writes a mean tutorial! We all benefit from her creative muse on this CD.

I chose to make two glitter techniques today. I wanted to make a few things that I didn't get a chance to make samples for when we were preparing the CD, so I chose two from designer Jane Bosi. The first one uses the Glitter Strips Technique:

 I just received this fun kit from Club Stamp today and I couldn't resist this fun set of sayings!  Don't you just love the inside sentiment?

The second card I made for this hop uses the Lacy Glitter Leafing Technique, again using the Club Stamp Kit:

 I hope this hop has helped you get an idea of some of the cool techniques on the CD. A full index of what is on it, with pictures for each of the techniques, can be found HERE.

The CD is $14.95 and can be ordered here:

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In addition,  we are giving away a CD today too! To qualify, make sure to leave a comment on each of the hop pages -- and I will select a winner on Monday, February 28th. Good luck!

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Coming to a class near you...

Next weekend, February 2 & 3, is Heirloom's Lawrenceville GA Rubber Stamp and Paper Arts Festival. We are exhibiting at this show... AND I will be teaching the Designer Paper Perfection class (above) from 3pm - 5pm on Friday the 1st. If you are going to the show, consider taking the class -- You will learn 4 techniques, make 4 cards, and learn a ton of tips.  Sign up on the Heirloom website. I would love to have you in the class!

One more thing -- tomorrow we are having a blog hop featuring the tutorials from the NEW Shimmer Glimmer, Sparkle and Shine CD!! Join us for some inspiration from this new CD.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Mono Markers

It seems like it has been forever and a day since I have been able to make something that was not for a future tutorial in a Newsletter, or for a CD, or for a class. Truth be told, even this was made for the background initially! I am creating away in my studio, though... Prepping for some awesome things this Spring, Summer and Fall.

This card uses 2 TJ techniques -- the background is Herringbone, from the December 2010 issue, and the Hero Arts Flower was colored and cut out using the Mono Markers Technique from the current December 2012 issue.

I hope to post more often -- even though  I leave next week for a 10 day trip to Atlanta and Tampa for shows. Leave me a note if you are planning on attending either show -- I would love to meet you!

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Do you Sparkle?

Announcing the newest CD from the Technique Junkie Newsletter:

 This CD contains 45 tutorials - 40 brand-new TJ techniques plus 5 primers on how to make your own sparkling must-haves. All of the details for the CD - including an index with pictures of what is on the CD,  are HERE:

At just $14.95 plus shipping, you will be sparkling in no time! Place your order today!

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