Tuesday, August 29, 2023

Sparkle and Shine

 Between the Shimmering Bliss over the Leaves and Butterflies Stamp and the Glitter tape surrounding the Born to Sparkle stamp, this card certainly delivers the goods!

Thursday, August 24, 2023

Tails up!

 I think this is the most adorable stencil - AND it makes me want to go whale watching! The Tail Up Stencil from ACLD was colored using Aladine ICE, and the sentiment is from the TJ Oceans of Love stamp set. Both are here:

Tails Up Stencil: https://techniquejunkies.com/tail-up-stencil/
Oceans of Love: https://techniquejunkies.com/oceans-of-love-set-of-9/

Wednesday, August 23, 2023

My canvas

 What I love about our new Painted Background is that you can either color the stamp itself with color, or color the paper before stamping. Either way, it's a winner! I paired it today with the Life is a Canvas stamp from Technique Junkies. You can find them here:

Monday, August 21, 2023

Who adopted who?

 I believe Rescued dogs are the best - both for the dog and the adopter! Really, sometimes you can't really tell who rescues who. The Paw Prints background was stamped on a lavender cardstock and the edges were sprayed with Soldering Ash Shimmering Bliss. The focal image is from this month's stamp release, called My Favorite Breed. You may find all three items here:

Saturday, August 19, 2023

Caffeine Queen


Get me my Java! Coffee is my jet fuel, and even though my life may not depend on my daily morning mug of caffeinated love, the tenor of my day IS. Are you a caffeine queen? The stamps are here:

Thursday, August 17, 2023



Chrysanthemums are so beautiful - both IRL and on paper! Today we are using the Chyrsanthemums stamp (you can find it here: https://techniquejunkies.com/chrysanthemums/) with one of the sentiments from the Celebrate Diversity set (https://techniquejunkies.com/celebrate-diversity-set-of-6/). I made this card in 2020...

Wednesday, August 16, 2023

Wanna Have Sun

 You just have to smile at our bathing beauty frog! The Wanna Have Fun stamp from Technique Junkies is my kind of summer girl. You can find her here:

Wanna Have Sun: https://techniquejunkies.com/wanna-have-sun/

Tuesday, August 15, 2023

Beautiful Minds

 Our Painted background is terrific for adding as little or as much color to your rubber-stamped cards as you like! Today I added several colors by applying various shades of Catherine Pooler ink direct to stamp. To make the Beautiful Minds sentiment stand out, I repeatedly stamped the Paint splashes in Bay Breeze CP Inks to create a band of color. The stamps and inks may be found here:

Sunday, August 13, 2023

Born to Sparkle

 As a crafter, I believe I was Born to Sparkle, don't you? It is essential, though, to sparkle inside and out! Today's card uses the Leaves and Butterflies stamp stamped in green ink, then covered with a layer of Aladine IZINK 24 Carat Pearly Diamonds, giving the card the MOST glorious sheen. The Born to Sparkle stamp was heat-embossed with ivory Embossing Powder, then sprayed with Dazzle Shimmering Bliss. Pure Sparkle! You can find the stamps and sparkle items here:

Dazzle Shimmering Bliss Topper: https://techniquejunkies.com/shimmering-bliss/

Saturday, August 12, 2023

My Favorite Breed

 Every dog I have ever had have been rescues! I am a big believer in adopting dogs from our local animal shelter. We have two now, but I would have many more (but I prefer to stay married). Every one of them has been fabulous! In any case, our new stamp, My Favorite Breed, celebrates rescue-adopted animals. The background is the ACLD Paw Prints Stencil with Aladine 24 Carat Diamonds in Pearly, which appears iridescent on darker colors. The stencil, stamp and Diamonds are here:

Thursday, August 10, 2023

Great Adventures

 Great travel adventures are just a passport away! I used several stamps from the Adventure Awaits Set with some Aladine Ice in the background. The focal sentiment image is the A Passport rubber stamp. Both are available directly here:

Wednesday, August 9, 2023

Explore Nature

Summer is the perfect time to Explore the outdoor world! Our new rubber stamp, Explore, celebrates outdoor discovery in the simpliest way. Today I partnered it with the Misty Trees stamp. Both stamps are here:

Tuesday, August 8, 2023

I'm a coffee addict...


As a true coffee addict, this stamp certainly rings true for me! My life (or at least my day) truly does begin after coffee! Today I used ink blending to pair the newly released Life Begins After Coffee stamp with the Coffee Love Stencil from ACLD - both Available from Technique Junkies here:

Monday, August 7, 2023

Life is a Canvas

 This pairing of stamps could not be more perfect. The Paint Splashes Stamps (set of 3) are part of the Technique Junkies New Stamp release and are combined with the (previously released) Life is a Canvas stamp - almost like they were made for each other! The Paint Splashes are 15% off through August 8th. Here are the direct links to the stamps:

Saturday, August 5, 2023

Do Something Creative


Our Creative Background Rubber Stamp celebrates all crafters and makers! With a fun, sketchy style, it is fun to color or to just add color in the background. It is part of the TJ new stamp release and is 15% off through August 8th. Here are the links to the two stamps on this card:
Do Something Creative (previously released): https://techniquejunkies.com/do-something-creative/

Thursday, August 3, 2023

My Loyal Friend

 Oh this dog....I just love this German Shepherd image! It is very easy to color, too - because of the detail in the stamp, only one color does it (unless you WANT to add more - as I did here). It works very well with so many sentiments. GREAT for a dog-loving masculine card. Today I paired it with the Move Your Soul stamp. the Loyal Friend is one of the new images at Technique Junkies and is 15% off through August 8th, too. Here are the links:

Tuesday, August 1, 2023

New Stamps from Technique Junkies

Today is release day at Technique Junkies and this month we have 12 new stamps for you! As usual, the new stamps are 15% off through August 8th - simply add the stamps to your shopping cart and they will be automatically discounted at checkout.

Our design team has prepared an Inspirational Blog Tour this month displaying some of their creations with the new stamps. You can find their work here:

Today I have a couple of the new stamps to show you. The background of this card uses the Leaves and Butterflies background; the sentiment is called Look Beside You:

Ready to shop? The stamps are here. I hope you're inspired!
Pat Huntoon