Friday, July 3, 2020

Stays at the Beach

Hello out there!

It's Fri-yay!

I have a sweet Technique Junkies card to share with you today using one of the fun July stamp sets 'Stays at the Beach'. The set includes both the image and the sentiment. I've framed this adorable set with another new July stamp, 'Floral Card Frame'. Other items used are the 'Currents' A Colorful Life Stencil, and 'Bubble Flow', a stamp from the June release.


First, the 'Floral Card Frame' was stamped. I masked off the frame at the border, and the backtround was stenciled, and stamped with 'Bubble Flow. 'Stays at the Beach' was then stamped, and all images were colored with Copic Markers. A fine layer of blue sparkly tulle was added to the back of the focal panel prior to adhering the panel to a blue card base. Used some Glossy Accents to add a bit of shine to things, and voila!  Done!

Hope you like these stamps as much as I do!  If you need a sweet card, this is it!
Don't forget - you can still take advantage of the 15% off sale until July 8th, AND you can use my discount code below, as well!


Be sure to check out the Technique Junkies store to see all of the latest releases, and if you shop, please use my discount code to get 10% off of any purchase any time! 

Thanks for stopping by today!

Hugs and smiles,
Patti J.

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Technique Junkies New Release Blog Hop

Hello!
I have three posts today, so if you are looking the post for 2 Crafty Critter Crazies, or Repeat Impressions, please scroll around until you find them!

We have some awesome new stamps in the Technique Junkies line, and we are eager to share them with you today!


Happy July Release Day!
We have New Stamps in the Technique Junkies line!

Today, I wanted to share two cards I made using stamps from the July 2020 Technique Junkies release. I'm stamping with 'Burst', The First to Apologize, and 'Crane'.

For this first card, I stamped the crane onto white cardstock, and again onto some masking paper. I fussy cut the image, and masked it off. Then I blended blue, yellow, and a touch of green onto some white cardstock, using ink blending brushes, for the background. Next, 'Burst' was stamped with Memento Daffodil Ink, and the sentiment was stamped using Versafine Brown ink. Last, the masking was peeled away, and the image was colored with Copic Markers.



For this card, 'Burst' was stamped onto a piece of deep teal cardstock using Versamark Ink, and was heat embossed with silver embossing powder. The sentiment was stamped and heat embossed as well. Both teal panels were matted with silver and the card was assembled as shown. SO easy!


Be sure to check out the blog hop list below for some sweet inspiration from our Design Team!
All of the July 2020 New Release stamps are 15% off through July 8th! We can all use a bargain, right? No codes needed, just put them in your shopping cart and the discount will be applied at checkout.

You can also use my discount code on any purchase from Technique Junkies, anytime. You can even use it along with the discount above!!!

Hope these pretty cards brings you some smiles and inspire you to get inky!
Now, let's Hop!!!

Patti Gilliam - You're here!

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Patti J.

Serenity

Hi there, crafty friends!

I have THREE posts today, so if you are looking for my Technique Junkies' New Release blog hop post, or my 2 Crafty Critter Crazies post, please don't give up - scroll around until you find them!
It's time for another Repeat Impressions Stamps Designer's Choice challenge at The House that Stamps Built. I am this month's hostess, and I thought 'Christmas in July' was a fitting theme! So, I challenged the design team to use their RI stamps to create something using the theme: "Christmas in July".  

Here's what I made using these Repeat Impressions Stamps:


First I stamped the background trees, by stamping first on scrap paper and then on the focal panel - this is called 'Stamping Off'. The trees were stamped three times to go across the full panel. The large tree was then inked up generously and stamped directly to the panel. Some white 'Wink of Stella' was dabbed on the trees to create a bit of snowy sparkle.  The card was finished up with a pretty die cut, some gold cardstock, and a beautiful sentiment!

Couldn't get a great photo with the metallic cardstock in the background, so here is another shot. You may actually have to enlarge these to see the white whispy shimmer.

This was a fun challenge, and I hope you'll all join in! Get those Christmas stamps out, and get started on your holiday cards!!!

 We hope you will create a card that has a focus on today’s DCC theme, and enter it in our challenge at The House that Stamps Built!  Remember, your creation does not have to be made with Repeat Impressions stamps, but if you would like to include our designs we would love to see them!  Plus, there’s an added bonus… you will get an additional entry in our random.org drawing for using our stamps in your submissions!
One lucky person this month will win a $25 Repeat Impressions Gift Certificate!

Check out my sidebar - grab the code to save money on your RI orders!

Now, it's time to see what my DT friends have created!

Joy     Laurie     Heather   Shirley     Donna     Esther

I'll be entering this card into the following challenges:

Use Your Stuff - Flowers and/or Butterflies
Little Red Wagon - Challenge #548 Flowers
Krafty Chicks Challenge - #505 Anything Goes
Stamplorations - Spring Fling
CAS on Friday - #179 Use your favorite flower stamp
Jan's Digi Stamps Challenge - Anything Goes

Happy Hopping!
Hope you link up a card this week!

Thanks for stopping by,

Patti J.

2 Crafty Critter Crazies and Jan's Digi Images

Good morning everyone!

I have three posts today, so if you are looking for the Technique Junkies blog hop, or Repeat Impressions (The House that Stamps Built), scroll around until you find them!

Today, I am sharing another fun creation for 2 Crafty Critter Crazies!  
As you know, each creation must include a critter, and you all know how much I love critters!

Since it's the first of the month, there is a brand new challenge at the 2 Crafty Critter Crazies Challenge Blog!  We are excited to be sponsored this month by Jan's Digi Images.

This image is so much fun!  I chose to work with Swim Friends because those cute little yellow duckies made me think of bathtime with our grandchildren, and the image made me smile, as I could see me and my bestie, Shirley, loafing around so liesurely, and saying these exact things!   I colored the image with Copic Markers. After coloring, I used an Xacto knife to cut the under the one ladies arms, so I could slide the beach ball under her. I also drew thought bubbles around the sentiments, and fussy cut them. The duckies and drinks were fussy cut, as well. I created the 'counter' for the drinks by adding some super skinny Washi tape to the blue cardstock. Used Glossy Accents on pool noodles, glasses, drinks, etc. Be sure to enlarge the photo so you can see the fun accents!

Here's my card:


Aren't the duckies adorable???  
Hope you like it!

Sadly, this is my last month with 2 Crafty Critter Crazies. I've been with them a year, and feel that I need to step down, and let someone else have some fun!  Hope you will all keep stopping by, and that I'll see you out in BlogLand!
Please check out the 2 Crafty Critter Crazies blog to see some great inspiration that our design team is sharing with you. We hope that you will all play along this month - can't wait to see your critter creations!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Hugs and blessings,
Patti J.

Thursday, June 25, 2020

Going to be fine...

Hi there!

It's my day to post on the Technique Junkies Design blog, and I wanted to share a card using three of the June release stamps, 'Coral Sea Turtle', 'Inside Out: Silence is Golden', and 'Bubble Flow'.


The image was stamped onto the focal panel, and colored with copic markers. A 'mask' was stamped and fussy cut out of masking paper. The focal image was masked off, and 'Bubble Flow' was stamped over the panel. A white gel pen, some designer papers, and a couple of burlap scraps finished this beautiful card off nicely!

I am SO enjoying this June release. Can't imagine what July will hold!!!

Don't forget!!! You can always save 10% on any order by entering TJ10Patti at checkout.


This was so easy to create! Hope you will give it a try!

Now, be sure to head over to the Technique Junkies store and check out the incredible new stamps this month!  You will use them over and over!!!

Thanks for stopping by,

Patti J.

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Bottoms Up!

Hi there!

Today is a new challenge for Repeat Impressions Stamps.
It’s an 'Anything Goes' challenge at the RI blog, The House that Stamps Built, we hope you will join us!

Here's what I made using these Repeat Impressions Stamps:



Lol...Since I can't drink, I had to rely on my imagination, and some googled photos!
Hope you like it!

Now it’s your turn!
We hope you will create a card that has a focus on today’s challenge, and enter it in our challenge at The House that Stamps Built!  Remember, your creation does not have to be made with Repeat Impressions stamps, but if you would like to include our designs we would love to see them!  Plus, there’s an added bonus… you will get an additional entry in our random.org drawing for using our stamps in your submissions!
One lucky person this month will win a $25 Repeat Impressions Gift Certificate!

Check out my sidebar - grab the code to save money on your RI orders!

Now, it's time to see what my DT friends have created!

Joy     Laurie     Heather   Shirley     Donna     Esther

Happy Hopping!
Hope you link up a card this week!

Thanks for stopping by,

Patti J.

Tuesday, June 23, 2020

You are Mermazing!

Hello out there!

It's Tuesday...already!  The weeks sure seem to fly by, even being in quarantine mode. My mom always said the older I got, the faster time would fly by. She was right, it seems!  

I have a pretty Technique Junkies card to share with you today using one of the wonderful June release stamp sets, 'Oceans of Love'.

This set is 'Mermazing'!  It has 4 Images, and 5 sentiments, and is fun to create with. If you're wanting a fun summer set, this is the one to get!

Here's my card:


Isn't she the sweetest mermaid ever?  To create this card, I blended ink onto a white panel, using some blending brushes. Then, I stenciled using A Colorful Life 'Grunge Dots' Stencil, using a few shades of blue and green. The mermaid was stamped onto some white cardstock, and colored with Copic Markers and a white gel pen. She was then die cut with a rectangle die, using an 'outside the box' technique before matting with pink cardstock. Her white background was dotted with Copics. The sentiment was stamped, matted on pink, and dotted. It needed a little something else, thus the two 'flag' ends. I adhered a length of blue sparkly tulle behind the focal panel, prior to mounting it with dimensional foam. Same with sentiment. Voila! Panel was attached to pink card base, and a darling card was finished!  Hope you like her!

Be sure to check out the Technique Junkies store to see all of the latest releases, and if you shop, please use my discount code to get 10% off of any purchase any time!


Thanks for stopping by today - Hope you like the card - I'm going to enter it in the Summer Challenge on the Technique Junkies FaceBook page. The theme is Floral, Fauna, People, and Food. Hoping she works as 'people'!

Hugs and smiles,
Patti J.