Monday, June 17, 2024

Every Seashell has a Story

Hello friends!

I'm back with another pretty card today, featuring Beachcombers Borders and Seashell Sentiments, Set of 4, from the June release at Technique Junkies.

To create this card, I stamped the seashell borders onto a piece of cardstock, trimmed it off, and colored the images. 

Once the coloring was done, I stenciled around the image & on the card base, with the Currents stencil from A Colorful Life Designs

The focal panel was matted onto black cardstock, and a couple of thin Washi Tape strips balanced out the image. 

Last, I stamped the image again, but colored only one shell, cut it out, and popped it up on a foam dot.

Hope you are all enjoying the beach, and collecting lots of shells, each with a story!

Remember, you can always save 10% by using my code: TJPatti10 when ordering from Technique Junkies!


Patti J.

Monday, June 10, 2024

Hippie Flower Border

Hey there!
It finally stopped raining here - hallelujah! I sure am ready for some sunshine.
The upside is that things in Missouri are blooming like crazy, and I do love my flowers. 

I'm here to share some pretty flowers with you today, from the new release at Technique JunkiesTechnique Junkies. This fun stamp is called Hippie Flower Border, and was fun to color.  

The sentiment is from another new set, Good Vibes. There are actually 8 great sentiments in this set. The clouds were stenciled on using the Cloud Edger Stencil from Cloud Edger Stencil from A Colorful Life Designs.

Next, I again used the Border and sentiments, but simply heat embossed onto a deep teal piece of cardstock, using some Tim Holtz Speckled Egg Embossing Glaze, for a tone on tone effect. Wow! What a quick and easy card!

So happy to see you here today! Remember that you can save 10% shopping at Technique Junkies, by using my code: TJPatti10.

Take care, and Bloom Wildly!!!

Patti J.

Monday, June 3, 2024

Flip Flops

Hello crafty friends!
I'm here to share a couple of fun cards made with stamps from Technique Junkies' new release!

Raise your hands if you love your flip flops!
Yep, me too!

Well, today's post is all about those flip flops!

I have two cards to share today. Both cards showcase Flip Flops Background', and The Glass Slipper, both from the new June 2024 Technique Junkies release.

For my first card, I used an OLD ink pad - a Kaleidacolor pad.

Do you still have any of those ink pads?

I still own 8, and all are still inky! 

Oops, I digressed! I stamped the background with the fun 'old' ink pad, trimmed the image, and matted it on hot pink. I added some tiny bling of different colors. I then stamped the sentiment with black ink, BUT....I stamped again, using the Kaleidacolor ink pad, and giving the sentiment a shadow with pops of color!

Isn't this a fun, happy card?
This was an easy one to create, and I can't wait to drop it in the mail.

Next, I took 4 strips of different colors of cardstock, and stamped the background with black ink. I trimmed the image and adhered it to a white card base. The next step was to add silver Stickles to each flip flop. Once the Stickles dried, the sentiment was stamped in black ink on white cardstock, and popped up with dimensional foam.

Another easy, quick, happy card! Now we just need the rain to go away, and the sun to stay out for a while, right?

Thanks for stopping by! Remember that if you purchase any of the new release by June 8th, they are 15% off!  For any new items purchased after June 8th, or anything not in the new release, feel free to use my code: TJPatti10 to save 10%!

Hugs and blessings,
Patti J.

Saturday, June 1, 2024

June 1, 2024


It's June already, how did that happen?
Today, I am sharing some brand new stamps from Technique Junkies

I love this release, and can't wait for you to see the new stamps!
Remember that there is 15% off of all new release items until June 8th - no code needed, 
they will be discounted at checkout!

Here is the Gotta Have It All Bundle - you can get ALL the stamps, and save over $30!

Today, I really wanted to share the new stamp, Palm Tree Paradise. I think this one is so beautiful, and makes a very quick card.  Here's what I created using this new stamp:

The first card was stamped onto a green panel, using Catherine Pooler's Midnight Ink. The sentiment, Beauty in Simplicity, is also new this month - it is totally perfect for this image, don't you think?

Same card, stamped onto a Tahitian color of blue - so pretty!!!

I changed this card up a bit. First, I stamped the background in pale blue, with an older background stamp, Cotton Lawn. I then stamped the Palm Tree Paradise over top of the background, and trimmed a bit for an 'outside the box' effect. The sentiment is a new one, Sand, Saltwater, and Sun. I masked off the bottom half of the sentiment, inked up the top, removed the mask and stamped. Voila!!! This was all matted onto a pale gray cardstock.

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Monday, April 29, 2024

Giraffe Love

Well, this month has come to an end. It's been fun working with Technique Junkies again - their stamps are so much fun to work with, and so unique. It's looking like another few months of Dr. appointments, tests, surgeries, etc., so not sure how often I'll be able to pop in here, but I'm thinking of you all!!!

Wait until you see these fun cards! I had a blast with this stamp, 'Giraffe Love'. 

The first card features the full 'Giraffe Love' background stamp on a white panel. I then cut a small frame and 'highlighted' a few of the giraffes by coloring inside the frame. The sentiment, 'Simply Enjoy' was stamped and matted as well. The focal panel was adhered to a card base, a quick bow added, and it's ready to mail!

Next, I colored and fussy cut some of the giraffes and hearts from the 'Giraffe Love' stamp, and sort of hid them behind a panel of black and white stripes. The sentiment is from the new set 'Another Year'.

Last up is a card that I think is called triple stamping technique? Not sure, but I'm going with that!
I actually stamped and colored the entire image, then used two dies to cut out portions of the image. These were matted with a tiny black border, then popped up with dimensional dots. Again, the 'Giraffe Love' stamp was used, as well as the 'Another Year'. 

It's been fun! I'm hoping to get back soon to catch up on a million or so cards that I've made over the past year, that have never been posted!

Take care, everyone, and don't forget to use my code for 10% off anything not in the new release!!! TJPatti10

Wishing you smiles, and a happy May!!!

Patti J.

Friday, April 26, 2024

Honor the Fallen

Wow, here we are nearly at the end of April!
I'm sharing two cards today, that I created with stamps from the April 2024 release at Technique Junkies.

First up is this beautiful Wildflower card. The stamps used, are 'Advice from a Wildflower', and 'Meadow Sprigs'.  The image and sentiment were stamped with a dark brown ink onto Kraft cardstock, bordered with black, and boom! Done!  Easy, and so quick!

Next up is a beautiful card, made with 'Patriotic Corners' and 'Honor the Fallen'.
The panels were created with some ink, and water spritzing, for an aged look. The stars and sentiment were stamped with dark blue, and the stripes with red. The panels were layered onto a dark blue card base.

Hope your day is going well! I'll be back in a couple of days with my last post for the April release! Remember that anything NOT a new release can be purchased at 10% off using my code: TJPatti10.

Thanks for dropping by!

Patti J. 

Tuesday, April 23, 2024

Lovely Lizards

Hi friends!
I have some fun cards to share with you today, using a new set of stamps from the Technique Junkies April 2024 release. These cards were all created using the 'Lovely Lizards' stamp set. There are two adorable lizards in this set!

For the first card, the lizard was stamped, then stamped again on a post it note. I fussy cut the lizard out of the post-it, and used it over top of the stamped lizard, creating a mask. Once the mask was in place, I used some different colors of ink, and blended the 'Crocodile' stencil from A Colorful Life Designs. The Hello sentiment came from an older, cherished set, 'Five Fab Phrases'. I peeled off the mask, and voila! The panel was adhered to a light brown card base, and is ready to mail!

For this card, I used a burnt orange colored cardstock.
I trimmed up the focal panel to the size I wanted, and cut it into 3 panels.
For the top panel, I stamped one of the Lizards, as well as the top portion of another new release stamp, 'Meadow Sprigs'.
The sentiment in the middle section, 'Simply Enjoy' is also a new stamp from the April release.
On the two outside edges of the center panel, I scored a few lines 1/8" apart, to add a bit of dimension to the panel. I then placed the bottom panel against the middle panel, and again, stamped the 'Meadow Sprigs' on the left side, and the 2nd lizard on the right side.

Last, I took a white card base, stamped both lizards, colored them with Copic markers, and used the 'Grunge Dots' stencil from A Colorful Life Designs over top of panel. The sentiment is from and older set that I use a lot, 'Celebrate Diversity'. I needed to have an Anniversary card on hand for a couple that has little Dragons, and thought that the lizards would be fun. I cut the frame and heart from some patterned paper, popped up the card, and it's ready to mail!

So happy to see you here today!

My code is: TJPatti10 - you can save 10% on anything that is NOT a new release!

Hugs and grins,
Patti J.

Saturday, April 20, 2024

Here's to another year!

Hello, dear friends!
Today, I'm sharing a fun card that I made, using the new 'Beer Glassware' set from Technique Junkies. The sentiments I've used here are from another new set 'Another Year'. These stamps were so much fun to work with, and would make awesome cards for those beer drinkers in your lives!

Here's what I made:

This is an easel card. The Beer Glassware was all colored with Copic markers, and finished off with some Glossy Accents. The shine is fun, and the mugs look very vintage.

The 'Another Year' set, has 5 stamps:

Here's to Another Year
9of questionable life decisions)
(if we're still counting them...)
(of being awesome)
Happy Birthday

This set would be fun to have in your forever stash, right?

Remember, anything that is not in the new release can be purchased at 10% off, using my code: TJPatti10.

Thanks for stopping by!
Patti J.

Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Praying for Peace

 Good morning!

I'm here today, sharing another beautiful stamp, 'Silhouette Stems

from the April 2024 Technique Junkies release.

This was a quick and easy card. The image, 'Silhouette Stems' and sentiment (from an older set, 'Peace and Comfort', were stamped with Versamark ink, then heat embossed with a gold embossing powder, on a pretty grape colored cardstock panel. The panel was inked around the edges in purple, and the panel was adhered to a grape colored card base.

Thanks for stopping by!
Remember to use the code: TJPatti10 to save 10% on anything that is not in the new release!

Hugs and blessings,
Patti J.

Monday, April 15, 2024

Let's go to the Hop!

Hello friends!

It's time for the April Blog Hop at Technique Junkies!

There are some amazing new stamps - I think you're going to really like this release!

All of the new release stamps are 15% Off through April 25th. My 10% coupon (TJPatti10) will take 10% off anything else ordered.

Here is the April 2024 release! As always, you can get the entire release with the Gotta Have It All purchase! That's a savings of almost $32.00, and look at all the beautiful stamps you will receive!

Without further jibber-jabber, here's what I made using some of the April release items:

I thought I'd share the cards I made with the 'Cancer Sucks' set. 
It seems we have all had cancer touch our lives. We are currently dealing with it here. It's fun to find a set with some sassy sentiments, and this fits the bill for sassy!

This card is actually a pale rosy pink, but my camera would not cooperate, sigh...
The background was stamped in pink using the new set 'Patriotic Corners', as was the sentiment from the 'Cancer Sucks' set. I die cut a frame, and matted the sentiment on a mauve cardstock. The sentiment was layered over a small piece of cheesecloth. I left the inside blank.

Next up, I used the beautiful new stamp, 'Wild Poppies'. It was stamped onto white cardstock, colored with Copic markers, and I stenciled around image with pink ink, and a stencil, Messy Diamond Grid, from A Colorful Life Designs. The sentiment is from the 'Cancer Sucks' set. I had a pretty envelope in my stash that matched well - bonus!!!

And, here is the sentiment from 'Cancer Sucks' that was used inside the poppy card:

Next up is this pretty card. First I did some ink smooshing to make the background.  'Wildflower Corner' was then stamped onto smooshed background, and a bit of coloring was done with a water brush, and some ink pads. The sentiment, from 'Cancer Sucks', was stamped in black ink.

Here is the fun inside sentiment, from the 'Cancer Sucks' stamp set.

I'll be back soon with more cards made with some of this great new release!

Now it's time to hop! Check out some of the fabulous creations that the Design Team has come up with, using these sale items!

Patti - You're here!

Thanks for stopping by! 
I'm sorry I've been AWOL, lots (LOTS) going on here, 
and not much time in my girl cave these days. It is SO good to be here briefly, this month! 

Remember, you can save 10% using my TJPatti10 code, on anything besides the new release stamps. See you soon!!!

Hugs and smiles,
Patti J.

Tuesday, April 9, 2024

Hello out there!

Hello out there!

I haven't posted in over 2 months - oh dear!

Thought today would be a good day to drop in and share the cards that I made today at a workshop that my friend, Ruth had. She prepped some great cards for us, and we had a really good time, getting together to craft, eat, and enjoy some long needed fellowship.

Hope that you are all well, and enjoying life!

Here's what we made today:

Card 1:

Card 2:
Inside of card

Card 3:
Inside of card

Card 4:
Inside of card

Card 5

Unfortunately, I don't have any idea whose stamps were used! If you have questions, let me know, and I'll try to get some answers!

Thanks for stopping by!
Patti J.


Monday, February 5, 2024

February 5, 2024

Holy cow! Its' been a LONG time since I've been on the grid. We were gone for over a month, and totally busy since. Now, we are packing for a cruise that has been canceled and rescheduled twice due to Covid! If it's called off again, we won't re-book. That will for sure be smoke signals from God that we don't want to do this cruise!

I have a HUGE favor to ask of you!

Our daughter, Melissa, has been nominated to be a Military Spouse of the Year! She's been doing an amazing job of advocating for Military Spouses everywhere, and we are so very proud of her!

If you go to the link below, you can vote for her once each day through Feb. 9th. We'd so love it if you all voted when you can!  You'll be prompted to create an 'account' which will consist of you entering your name, email address, and creating your password. Easy peasy. Then, just go to the link again and vote!

Thanks in advance - I know your fingers are really busy making gorgeous creations, and appreciate you taking the time to support Melissa!

Here's the link:

Thanks again,

Hugs and blessings,

Patti J.