Monday, April 17, 2017

Better Than Unicorns!


I used a lovely stencil and Nuvo Glimmer paste to create this focal image panel.  http://techniquejunkies.com/nuvo-products/?sort=featured&page=2 .  The Technique Junkies stamp is called Unicorns and Sparkly - http://techniquejunkies.com/unicorns-and-sparkly/  .  

The verse is heat embossed with detail black embossing powder.   This is such a cute saying and can be used for a  variety of occasions.   A ribbon bow was added for interest.   
Have a wonderful day and get inky!

Judy Jackson

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Live in the Present


I used these two Technique Junkies Stamps - Return to Sender - http://techniquejunkies.com/return-to-sender/ and Live in the Present -  http://techniquejunkies.com/live-in-the-present/.


To create this card I used several cans of Art Anthology Coloration sprays - http://techniquejunkies.com/products-and-accessories/art-anthology-products/. I just spritzed the spray, heat set to dry (you can just let them air dry).   I used my MISTI to stamp and restamp in exactly the same position until the stamped image was clear, crisp, and dark.   The verse is stamped on vellum, and heat embossed on vellum.  I layered it over some white card stock and adhered it to the focal image of the card.  A string of beads were added for interest.

Have a great day and get inky!

Judy Jackson

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

A Floral Mother's Day

By now you should know if you use this code  TJ10Judy you will receive 10% off of your order (with the exception of clearance and Distress Oxide products.
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This lovely Technique Junkies stamp is Flourished Floral - http://techniquejunkies.com/flourished-floral/.  I stamped it twice paying close to inking up the center flower the second time.  I fussy cut the flower and popped it up with dimensionals being careful to not place in the exact same position as the flower beneath.  A ribbon and a couple of card stock layers were used to finish the card.

Have a great day and get inky!

Judy Jackson

Monday, April 10, 2017

A Lovely Rose

And now for an IMPORTANT announcement, if you place ANY order from Technique Junkies and you use the code TJ10Judy you will automatically get a 10% saving on your order!  Please use this code when you place your order!



To create this beautiful Mother's Day or Happy Birthday card i used several Technique Junkies,  stamps -- Long Stemmed Rose - www.techniquejunkies.com/long-stemmed-rose/,  Key Script -  http://techniquejunkies.com/key-script/ , and Veined Marble - http://techniquejunkies.com/veined-marble/  .

The rose was stamped with Memento black ink and colored with Copic markers.  The sky was sponged with a pale blue ink. The other two stamps were stamped in the same shade of ink as the paper for interest and dimension.

Have a great day -- and get inky!

Judy Jackson

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Daughters Hold Our Hands

This lovely card uses a new Technique Junkies Stamp from the April Releases called Heart in Hand - www.techniquejunkies.com/heart-in-hand/  .  

I used Antique Glimmers and stamped the image on top with black Versafine ink and heat embossed.  Then I used Twinkling H2Os to water color the image.  

A coordinating ribbon was tied around focal image card layer.  Glimmer paper was added as a layer to add interest and dimension.

And now for an IMPORTANT announcement, if you place ANY order from Technique Junkies and you use the code TJ10Judy you will automatically get a 10% saving on your order!  Please use this code when you place your order!

And from April 1- April 8, you will automatically receive a 15% discount on the Technique Junkies Stamps April releases.  Discounts are not given clearance or the Distress Oxide products.

Have a great day and get inky!

Judy Jackson

Monday, April 3, 2017

A Single Rose

And now for an IMPORTANT announcement, if you place ANY order from Technique Junkies and you use the code TJ10Judy you will automatically get a 10% saving on your order!  Please use this code when you place your order!

And from April 1- April 8, you will automatically receive a 15% discount on the Technique Junkies Stamps April releases.  Discounts are not given clearance or the Distress Oxide products.

I used the April Technique Junkies Release Flowers and Feathers Collage - http://techniquejunkies.com/flowers-and-feathers-collage/  
  and A Single Rose - www.techniquejunkies.com/a-single-rose/.  The image was colored in with Copic markers. The verse was heat embossed on vellum and layered on a small piece of card stock and then adhered to the  card front.   I tied several lengths of ribbon around the side of the focal card layer before tying a bow. 

So now go shopping, do some stamping, and get inky!

Judy Jackson

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Oh Wonderful April! Wonderful NEW Stamps! And A New Blog Hop!!

The Blog Hop for the  new releases from Technique Junkie stamps is always a   special day. You can see all of the new Technique Junkies Stamps April releases here -  techniquejunkies.com/april-2017-release/.   And of course every single stamp I have used today is a Technique Junkies Stamp! :)


There is MORE wonderful news! From now through April 8th, you will receive 15% off the NEW April Release stamps -- PLUS you can receive 10% off anything else you order using this code:TJ10Judy  (all discount codes excludes clearance and and newly available Distress Oxide Inks and Reinkers). The April stamp discount will automatically be added at checkout. We can all use a bit of savings, right?

Hope this is clear...please remember there is 15% off of  only Technique Junkie  April Release stamps, no discount off of Distress Oxides, and clearance items, and by using TJ10Judy you will receive 10% off everything else : )

Blog Hops are always so interesting because we all get to see how each designer interpreted the stamps on their own projects.   You should start the Blog Hop at the Design Junkies blog - http://techniquejunkies.blogspot.com/  .  You should have come to me from the artistic Beth Norman: http://www.sunflowers-dragonflies.ca/

My first card to share with you is this unique Mother's Day card.   Anchors are usually thought of for men's card but this stamp is perfect for many, many Moms out there!  I used the Technique Junkie stamp Mom Anchor - www.techniquejunkies.com/mom-anchor/.  It is stamped with black Versafine ink and covered with black detail embossing powder and heat embossed.   Both the focal image panel and the bottom background were created with the Medallion Fade Stencil - http://techniquejunkies.com/medallion-fade-stencil/.



My second card for you today uses two new releases from Technique Junkie April release stamps. I used Long Stemmed Rose - www.techniquejunkies.com/long-stemmed-rose/ and Happy Mother's Day - www.techniquejunkies.com/happy-mothers-day/. Both were stamped with black Versafine ink, covered with detail black embossing powder, and heat set.  I used Twinkling H2O's to color in the rose.   I tied a small bow and attached it to the rose stem with a glue dot.  I used lots of layers of card stock and background papers.  The end of the verse panel (ending in Day) is popped up with dimensionals and the other end is adhered with adhesive form my ATG gun. Any Mom would be pleased to get this card!


My third card uses a  March release - Big Bunny - http://techniquejunkies.com/big-bunny/ , and  the April Technique Junkies Stamps release - How Blessed I Am - www.techniquejunkies.com/how-blessed-i-am-set-of-8/.  I used my MISTI - http://techniquejunkies.com/misti-most-incredible-stamping-tool-invented/  and dye based markers to color in the bunny.   I made two small slits near the neck of the bunny and pushed ribbon  through the slits and tied a bow.  I stamped the verse on a piece of vellum, heat embossed it, and adhered  it to the card with my Xyron machine.

My last card uses the April Releases  How Blessed I Am - www.techniquejunkies.com/how-blessed-i-am-set-of-8/, and Flowers  and Feathers Collage - http://techniquejunkies.com/flowers-and-feathers-collage/  .

 .  I colored the butterflies, birds, and flowers with Copic markers.   The verse is heat embossed on card stock, and glimmer paper and card stock are used to add layers.  

I hope these cards inspire you and encourage you to  go shopping at the Technique Junkie website -  http://techniquejunkies.com/   for not only the April releases but all of the wonderful products Pat sells. 

And did you know that Technique Junkies now has their own Facebook group wall!  Come and share the fun with all of us. https://www.facebook.com/TechniqueJunkies/. 

I hope this is clear ...please remember there is 15% off of  only Technique Junkie  April Release stampsno discount off of Distress Oxides, and clearance items, and by using TJ10Judy you will receive 10% off everything else : )

Here is the entire line-up of the Design Team Blog Hop.  Please hop along and enjoy all of the eye candy provided for you today.
Design Team Blog: http://techniquejunkies.blogspot.com/
Lanette Erickson: http://stacksofscraps.blogspot.com/
Cheri Weston: http://stampnboomer.blogspot.com/
Kathy Stacy: https://craftynurse4u.wordpress.com/
Jeanne Streiff: http://inkypaws.blogs.splitcoaststampers.com/
Ro Donner: http://rodonner.blogspot.com/
Beth Norman: http://www.sunflowers-dragonflies.ca/
Judy Jackson: http://judysstampart.blogspot.com/ - you are here now
Pat Huntoon: http://patstamps.blogspot.com/ - the wonderful Pat Huntoon is next!


Have a wonderful Weekend and get inky!

Judy Jackson

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Live in the Present

And now for an IMPORTANT announcement, if you place ANY order from Technique Junkies and you use the code TJ10Judy you will automatically get a 10% saving on your order!  Please use this code when you place your order!


This is a lovely Technique Junkie stamp called Horse - http://techniquejunkies.com/horse/.  I used my Copic markers to color in the horse. The sky is sponged in.

The verse is another Technique Junkie stamp called Live in the Present - http://techniquejunkies.com/live-in-the-present/.  It was stamped with black Versafine ink on vellum, covered with clear embossing powder and heat embossed. I used my Xyron machine to add adhesive to the back of the vellum.

I used a background paper that I thought looked like wood in a barn. Layers and sponging complete the card.

Have a great day and get inky!

Judy Jackson

Monday, March 27, 2017

Aged Tiles

I have an IMPORTANT announcement, if you place ANY order from Technique Junkies and you use the code TJ10Judy you will automatically get a 10% saving on your order!  Please use this code when you place your order!


The Aged Tiles technique (April/May 2009 Technique Junkie newsletter)  is a good one to use with this Technique Junkie stamp called Travel Documents - http://techniquejunkies.com/travel-documents/.

I stamped it with dark brown ink.  The verse is another Technique Junkie stamps called Dancing in the Rain - http://techniquejunkies.com/dance-in-the-rain/. It was stamped in a dark brown Versafine ink, and covered with clear embossing powder and then heat embossed.

Sponging, layers, an off-white doily, burlap ribbon threads  finish the card.

Have a great day and get inky!

Judy Jackson

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Love and Laughter!

This is another Technique Junkie March release   called Love and Laughter Floral  - http://techniquejunkies.com/love-and-laughter-floral/. It was stamped with Versafine black ink, covered with detail black embossing powder, then heat embossed.

The background is created with a stencil and Art Anthology Colorations Spray - http://techniquejunkies.com/patience-colorations-art-anthology/.

I used dye based markers to color in the floral stems.  Then I added Diamond Glaze over each floral bud.  I tied a bow with white organza ribbon and adhered it with a glue dot.

I sponged a pale blue for the sky and then added  fuchsia ink on the edges of  focal panel with a sponge.

And now for an IMPORTANT announcement, if you place ANY order from Technique Junkies and you use the code TJ10Judy you will automatically get a 10% saving on your order!  Please use this code when you place your order!

Have a great day and get inky!

Judy Jackson

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

The Queen

 This glittery card was created with the stencil Circle Mosaic - http://techniquejunkies.com/circle-mosaic-stencil/ - and Nuvo glimmer paste - http://techniquejunkies.com/nuvo-glimmer-paste-golden-crystal/. I tied a double bow and added a tiny gold and white bowl on top around the gold layer.

The "Qeen" stamp is a Technique Junkie March Release stamp - http://techniquejunkies.com/queen/.  I stamped her with black Versafine ink and heat embossed with detail black embossing powder. I added color with Twinkling H2Os and red lipstick (barely visible in the photo) with a Copic marker.

I popped her up with dimensional tape and decided I was finished.

Hope your day is great and get inky!

Judy Jackson

Monday, March 20, 2017

Friendly Daisies

 
To create this lovely spring card I used Technique Junkies Spring Daisies - http://techniquejunkies.com/spring-daisies/. I used black Memento  ink and then used both Copic markwers and watercolors to add the color to this panel.  The verse on the tag is called A Good Friend - http://techniquejunkies.com/spring-daisies/ - and is a wonderfully true thought.  Good friends are are very real treasures.

The verse was stamped with black Versafine ink and heat embossed with  detail black embossing powder. I punched out the shape and several "ribbon tags" of both green and gold glitter paper.  I adhered the "ribbon tags" with glue dots, and used several layers to finish the card.

Have a great day and get inky!

Judy Jackson

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Performance Giraffe

This fun giraffe stamp is one of the new Technique Junkie March release stamps called Watercolor Giraffe - http://techniquejunkies.com/watercolor-giraffe/.   To make the tree leaves I used Technique Junkie stamps Something Will Grow - http://techniquejunkies.com/something-will-grow/ - being careful to only put ink on one side of the petals. The verse is from the Technique Junkie stamp set called Mae West Sentiments - http://techniquejunkies.com/mae-west-sentiments/.

To create the background I used a mylar stencil and Art Anthology Colorations spray in yellow.

The giraffe was stamped with black Versafine ink and heat embossed with detail black embossing powder.  Then I used Twinkling H2Os to add color.    The verse was also heat embossed with detail black powder.  I wrapped some burlap ribbon around the giraffe layer and tied a knot.

Have a great day, and get inky!

Judy Jackson

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Baby Makes Three

All stampers are human.  All humans make mistakes.  A mistake I made recently was to forget about stamp conditioning.  See Pat Huntoon's own blog here for the "how to" for stamp conditioning -
http://patstamps.blogspot.com/search/label/Stamp%20Conditioning .  Stamp conditioning is VERY, VERY, VERY important when you are using a mostly solid stamp.  It is difficult to get an excellently stamped image of a solid stamp without stamp conditioning.

So tonight I remembered to condition this Technique Junkie March release stamp called Baby Makes Three - http://techniquejunkies.com/baby-makes-three/.  I also used the MISTI to be sure I was getting a good dark image.

I stamped the image on the same green as the base card.  I used black Versafine ink and heat embossed with detail black embossing powder. Layers include a white glitter paper and a stenciled pattern with Art Anthology Colorations spray in Green Apple - http:/
/techniquejunkies.com/granny-smith-colorations-art-anthology/.   An organdy bow finishes the card.

Have a great day and get inky!

Judy Jackson

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Love and Laughter

 If you have follow my blog you will know I have been very busy at my Florida home.  Tonight was the first time I have held a stamp in my hand for weeks.  It will be another rainy day tomorrow so I will be stamping!
This lovely card was created with a tag I made at the Technique Junkie booth at StampFest in New Port Richey, Florida in February.   It used a stencil Pat sells in her Technique Junkie booth and on. line called Lite Brite Flowers Stencil - http://techniquejunkies.com/lite-brite-flowers-stencil/. We used Nuvo Mouse (only one of the available colors) - http://techniquejunkies.com/nuvo-mousse-lilac-lavendar/) and Art Anthology sprays (only one of the available colors) - http://techniquejunkies.com/avocado-colorations-art-anthology.

Then I stamped the verse only from the Technique Junkie March release stamp called Love and Laughter Floral - http://techniquejunkies.com/love-and-laughter-floral/.   To be sure I only inked up the verse since it is very close to the flowers, I cut between the two - leaving the same shape so I know exactly where to stick it back together on an acrylic block.  The verse is stamped on pink vellum with Versafine black ink and heat embossed with clear embossing powder.

I used Nuvo Crystal Drops to create the embellishment dots and swirls in the corner.

Have a great day and get inky!

Judy Jackson

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Soon and Very Soon

I am so glad to be able to use my kitchen again.  I have a pie baking as I type this. The kitchen renovation here in my Florida home is nearing completion. Hooray!



This is the semi- finished view.  There is one cupboard missing between the microwave and the over the sink cupboard.   There was some miscommunication between me and the kitchen designer.  Fortunately -- Lowe's accepted them back and I was able to get a refund on my credit card.  And the correct size cupboard should be here on Thursday.

A tile back splash is still to be installed as well as the door and drawer handles.
There will be 3 rows of the subway tile, then 3 rows of the accent tiles, then the rest will be in the subway tile. It will be pretty yet not expensive.
The stove, microwave, and new refrigerator all work great.  All three appliances are not the high end of their lines.  They are all pretty basic.  The refrigerator has no ice-maker or water dispense. It keeps thinks cold, and the freezer freezes things and doesn't make noise or leak inside.

The counter top doesn't have a swollen bulge at the corner seam and doesn't stain with every spill.

But why would do I do this task for a 3-4 month home?  All of the above would be reasons, plus these features:
This is the half lazy-susan in the blind corner cabinet, which pulls out and swings around. It gives me full access to the corner where you cannot reach.  It is a wonderful feature.

This is the spice cupboard.  It is a base cupboard and there is access to the spices on both sides.  It is a nine inch wide cupboard.

AddThis is the nine inch wide "cookie sheet" cupboard.  It holds cookie sheets, and other baking pans.

And here the first pie -- it is raspberry!



And now things are out of  cardboard boxes, the folding table is put away, and we can progress with the handles, and the back splash, and other  things to finish up.  And stamping can resume!

Have a great day and get inky!  I will be doing that myself!

Judy Jackson

Monday, March 6, 2017

A Simple Mickey Card



As I was going through my limited supplies here in Florida I came across  this background paper.  All of a sudden in my mind I could see the stairs to the side as Mickey is getting ready to climb up the stairs. And I used a new March Technique Junkie release Take the First Step. http://techniquejunkies.com/taking-the-first-step/ .

I stamped the verse over Mickey and heat embossed white embossing powder over white pigment ink.  I die cut the stairs and adhered them to the left of Mickey.  I added the little square studs on the stairs.  I added all of this in layers to the base card.

And then I looked at the card and decided it still needed something! So I decided to use my Wink of Stella pen on the darker areas of Mickey.  It worked well.

I am just glad the scan showed up well.

Have a great day and get inky!

Judy Jackson

Friday, March 3, 2017

More Cupboard Saga

So the wet, damp flooring has been replaced.  New electrical outlets have run for both work on the counter, the refrigerator, and new under cabinets lights.  And neighbor friends came and helped my handyman install the upper cupboards.  Everything was going so smoothly you just knew there was going to be a problem, or two, or three, or so.

Boom, first problem. One corner of one upper cupboard was cracked and the plastic corner protective thingie was clearly cracked so somewhere in transit this cupboard was dropped.

This cupboard is 33 inches long.  The next issue was that somehow, although I had taken in the correct measurements of 118 inches for the length of the cupboard on the sink wall, cupboards were ordered for 135 inches.  So installation of upper cupboards was at a halt.  And of course there would be cupboards that were too long for the wall on the base cupboard.  

I went to Lowe's to return two under cupboard lights and get the right sizes.  And I wanted to talk to Haydee, my new kitchen friend!  The return was easy, finding the right lights were a little more problematic and I need to return one more and get another motion sensor under cabinet light because the switch for the light is a rolling switch and where it is placed on the cord would be inside the cupboard under dishes or glasses.   While I was at Lowe's my friends called to say the corner cupboard may not fit.  And a chip is on the edge of the door of this cupboard. And  I forget to tell Haydee while I am there.


Haydee will come out this afternoon about 3:30-4:00. 

So installation of the lower cupboards was stalled. So my handyman, Burl,  took his wife to get her perm, and came back.   My neighbors went home. Burl's wife was done and he went back to get her. 

I come home, one neighbor comes in to update my on all that is going on here.  And Burl returns.  So I eat my lunch - everyone else has already eaten.  Burl and I discuss the corner cupboard.  I had already looked for the paper work on the new refrigerator being delivered in the morning and it is 32 inches wide not 33 inches wide.  If Burl trims off 1/4 inch of the cupboard overhang, the new refrigerator will fit  with 1/8th inch to spare!  YEAH!

So the corner cupboard is trimmed, and the sink base cupboard can be installed.  Holes have to be cut to place the hot and cold water feeds and the sink drain.  Burl has already moved the drain pipe slightly so it will completely fit inside the sink base cupboard.  That is better than cutting into the corner cupboard to make the former placement of the drain pipe inside the corner cupboard.  This way if there ever was a problem, then the  drain pipe can be accessed easily and that is a good thing.  

The holes are cut, a neighbor and Burl lift the sink base cupboard over the pipes.  I am on my hands and knees guiding the pipes through the holes.  UH,OH! The holes for the hot and cold pipes is not big enough.  So off goes the cupboard, and I go make a phone call I need to make.  And I hear these words from Burl, "Oh no!!"  I come out to discover the  hot water pipe has broken off below the floor!    But yeah, there is enough pipe below the floor to pull up and all will be OK!  The holes are cut larger into one hole and i guide the pipes through. There will be something to plug that holes so various  sundry  Florida critters cannot have an open invitation from below my home to inside my home to party.  

Haydee comes and inspects everything. More measurements are take. Former cupboards are loaded in my car to be returned to Lowe's in the morning.  And the correct cupboard ordered.  

So here is where I am at this point.  

One more weekend with no counter top and no kitchen sink.  Burl will come in the morning sometime to hook the cupboard with the drawers to the sink base cupboard, adjust the 220 plug connection to the wall so it fits flush, and install the spice drawers to the wall.

Won't these be wonderful?  

But I can start putting things in cupboard tonight.  I borrowed a large cooler for cold stuff in the morning so the new refrigerator can be installed, and the old one hauled away.  

Next week the sink and counter top will be installed. the tip outs at the sink front installed, drawer shelves installed, the half lazy-susan installed in the corner, and perhaps the tile back splash can begin. 

Even though Burl is almost 82, he is in very popular demand as a handy man.  And sometime next week another homeowner has 12 windows  arriving for installation.  So my kitchen saga will continue, and we wait for the 15 inch upper cupboard to arrive.  

So as you cook and work in your kitchen, think of me.

Judy Jackson

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Happy March! Happy New Stamps Day! Hooray!

New stamp Blog Hop Day is always exciting to me.  I know I have probably mentioned this before, but not all of the designers receive the same sets of stamps from Pat.  We never know what each other has received.  I have known Pat for many years.  Pat has become a good friend to me.  She knows me and she knows what stamps I would like and which ones I wouldn't like.  

You should have hopped to me from Pam deChellis's blog  http://journeyawake nsthesoul.blogspot.com/.  But you should start at the  beginning - a very good  place to start - The Design Team blog -  
Design Team Blog: http://techniquejunkies. blogspot.com. Then make sure hop the rest of the blogs.   
  
All of my stamps used today are from the Technique Junkie March stamp release you have gone through the hop!  And they are all ON SALE 15% OFF  THROUGH JANUARY 8!   So get shopping after  you have gone through the hop.

My first card uses the Technique Junkie stamp Taking the First Step - http://techniquejunkies.com/taking-the-first-step/ .  I stamped it with Versafine Black Onyx ink, covered it with clear embossing powder and heat  set it. Then I fit the the stair case die around the image and die cut it the stairs.  I put it a rhinestone at the top of each stair rail, and a  bow at the bottom.



My second card uses Technique Junkie stamp Baby Makes Three - http://techniquejunkies.com/baby-makes-three/ . I stamped it over and over with a stamp positioner  to get the image as dark as possilbe.  I stamped it on a piece of card stock with I made with the Antique Glimmer technique.  It was in shades of purple so I felt that worked for a baby card. I sprinkled detail black embossing powder  on the image and heat set.  A bow, lots of layers, and some beads  finish the card.

My third card uses Technique  Junkie stamp Queen - http://techniquejunkies.com/queen/.  I stamped them image with brown Memento Ink.  I went over her face, hair, and dress with Copic markers. Wink A Stella gave her hair and dress give those areas a delightful shimmer.I sponged in a light sky.  Bead earings, layers, and a ribbon bow complete the card.

 My last card uses one of my favorite stamps in this collection of new Technique Junkie stamps - Big Bunny - http://techniquejunkies.com/big-bunny/.   I purposefully did not use a greeting  on the front because bthis bunny could be used for a variety of  occasions - birthday, Easter, Mother's Day, Father's Day, Get Well Soon, Thinking of you, and so on.    To create this card I used a MISTI and used dye based markers to ink up small sections a bit at a time. I reinked and stamped over and over and over again.  I changed marker colors using  several shades of brown, coral, and greens.  I did all of the browns fo the bunny first. Then I used a barely damp paint brush  to move little bits of color without destroying the marker lines so they are still clearly seen.  That technique still gives the bunny the depth and dimension he needs.  Then I used several shades of green markers in the MISTI over and over a nd over again to get the depth of shading against the bunny's fur.  I used the same barely damp brush on the grassy areas. I used Wink A Stella on the eyes, the nose, and to add a few highlights in the bunny's fur.   A white organza ribbon and bow an layers finish the card.


The entire blog line up is here:

Ro Donner: http://rodonner.blogspot.com/
Beth Norman: http://www.sunflowers- dragonflies.ca
Pam DeChellis: http://journeyawake nsthesoul.blogspot.com/
Judy Jackson: http://judysstampart. blogspot.com - You are HERE!
Pat Huntoon: http://patstamps.blog spot.com - The next and last stop!

Don't forget - all of the new March Technique Junkie stamps  are 15% off though March 8!
Get shopping, and get inky!

Judy Jackson

Monday, February 27, 2017

New and Old and Old

I apologize to those of you who are regular readers.  This has been a very different week!  As any of you know who read my blog regularly, I am in Florida for the winter.  I have a small mobile home -- one bedroom, one bath, open living room and kitchen, a screened in porch or lanai, and an outer Florida room which can serve as a guest bedroom as I have a futon and an air mattress.

This is an older mobile home and has been added to and changed a lot over it's nearly 50+ year existence.  And just like when you start any updating of any 50+ year old home you never know what you are going to run into.


Within a day or so of my arrival I realized the two slider windows in the living room area needed to be replaced because of dry rot.  Fortunately, there were no termites, as that can be a problem in Florida.  I have a awesome handy man who is almost 82 years old.  I have yet to ask about a job that he doesn't say, "Yes, I can do that."  Or he will say, "Yes, I could do that, but you will have a better job done if you don't hire me and use a skilled professional in this area."

Then the base of the toilet cracked.   I wasn't expecting that! That was replaced on the day it cracked!  I knew there was some painting that had to be done.  I did some of the painting, and I  hired someone to do most of the exterior painting work.  While the hurricane awnings were down to install the new windows I managed to get those painted. And I have washed off the dirt and mold from the siding.

I knew I wanted to do something with the kitchen cupboards to update them.    As I thought about what to do, and how to do it,  and what the property value changes would be -- I finally decided to just replace the existing cupboards with new and redesign the arrangement of the cupboards, move the exhaust fan, put the microwave and exhaust fan AND light over the stove like any normal kitchen.  I will have a spice cupboard and a cookie sheet cupboard.  I will have more usable storage areas, it will just be better.  After I made the purchase, I then began to get cold feet. It was more money than I really had planned to spend. I couldn't help asking myself if I was I making a mistake spending this amount of money for a place I only spend 3-4 months in a year?

Then I learned a neighbor could use the kitchen cupboards.  I told him they were free for taking the cupboards out.  The work involved in taking out the cupboards would have cost me $200-300 by my handy man so that saved me money.  My handy man had to take out the base cupboard for the sink because of the plumbing involved.  Then oh dear,  the sub floor under the sink and out into the main are sub flooring show water damage over the years as there were water ring stains.  And the sub floor under the sink was not just stained,  it was totally gone and a bowl appearance was there.  The sub floor was wet and swollen and in pieces.  Had I not made the decision  to replace the cupboards this might not have been discovered for another year or more.  In the mean time, the water damage  would have spread and according the experts in all of this, I would have had a huge and very costly mess on my hands.  The water damage would have spread and I would likely have had to replace the sub flooring in the whole home (at least in  the kitchen, eating are, and living room), including some of the wooden supports. And I wouldn't have had new cupboards either.  So here I am in the middle of a mess, washing dishes in  the bathroom sink (I fix and eat breakfast and a simple lunch but not the main meal of the day) which is very inconvenient.



In the midst of this mess I will create cards for the Technique Junkie March Release Blog Hop on March 1. I hope you can join us.   I received a crafting package from Marco's today and perhaps I can use some new stuff.

See you on Wednesday morning for the Blog Hop!

Judy Jackson

Monday, February 20, 2017

Hello Kitty!

I created the color behind the Technique Junkie Talking to You background stamp - http://techniquejunkies.com/talking-to-you/ - with the Technique Junkie Antique Glimmers technique.  It is one of my favortite techniques because it is EASY and the results are just interesting to see.  I stamped the stamp with Versafine black and heat embossed it with clear embossing powder.

The kitty is Technique Junkie Cat Squared 2- http://techniquejunkies.com/cat-square-2/.  She is stamped with black Memento ink and colored with Copic markers.


Layers to bring out the colors in the kitty and the background panel and a row of beads finish the card.

Hope your day is going great!  And that you are getting inky.

Judy Jackson

Thursday, February 16, 2017

A Yellow Rose

I used the same technqiue for this card as I used for the Palm Tree card on February 8 - http://judysstampart.blogspot.com/2017/02/a-cool-breeze.html.
  Both of these stamps are Technique Junkie stamps.  The rose stamp is Stylized Roses - http://techniquejunkies.com/stylized-roses/  .  I used the verse from Something Will Grow - http://techniquejunkies.com/something-will-grow/  .

I used layering of colored card stock, background paper, dye-based markers, Versamark ink, clear embossing powder, torn vellum, Memento ink, and rust rhinestones for ebellishments.

Have a great day and get inky!

Judy Jackson

Monday, February 13, 2017

Entertained!


I think everyone knows some folks who just know how to have a good time.  They can find fun almost anywhere.  They can create fun out of the most unusual things. I have some sister-in-laws like that.  These two ladies are just like that!  

This is a Technique Junkie stamp that is called By Us - http://techniquejunkies.com/by-us/.  I colored the ladies with my Copic markers, and I added tiny pearls to the first ladies hat.  This focal image is layered on card stock embossed with an embossing folder.  I used a very stiff sponge  to add some color to the embossed petal or hearts.  I added a gold ribbon.

Have a great day -- and get inky!

Judy Jackson

Friday, February 10, 2017

Happy Birthday!

We all need to send birthday cards from time to time.   But a lot of us have difficulty making masculine birthday cards that have flowers.  I hope I accomplished that with this card.



The color scheme is certainly masculine.  The map would be considered masculine.  The flowers are a simple, straight line and in masculine colors.  The flowers are Technique Junkie Daisy Garden - http://techniquejunkies.com/daisy-garden/, and the greeting is Technique Junkie Happy Birthday - http://techniquejunkies.com/happy-birthday/.

I created the flowers using the same technique as shown by Jill Foster here - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ocRj8t9p-7A&t=1s .  That gives a deeper dimension to the  flowers than just straight stamping.  The paper must have shifted in the MISTI -- http://techniquejunkies.com/misti-most-incredible-stamping-tool-invented/ - because I got two lines for the stem.   And in the middle of creating this card, my trusty heat tool here in Florida died!  But I have had it for over 20 years so I cannot complain.  I had planned to emboss the greeting to help it stand out against the map.  So once again I used the MISTI,  and just stamped, reinked, stamped, reinked, stamped, and so on until the greeting until it was dark enough to stand out against the map background.  

The grass and clouds are sponged on.  

Layers and a dark green ribbon stripe  finish the card.  No bow, no bling, darker colors, and a map background create this masculine card with flowers. 

Have a great day and get inky!

Judy Jackson

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

A Cool Breeze

The first thing you need to know is today is the last day for the 15% off of the Technique Junkie February release stamps - http://techniquejunkies.com/february-2017-release/.  So if you haven't gone shopping, you need to do that today!

I have an IMPORTANT announcement, if you place ANY order from Technique Junkies and you use the code TJ10Judy you will automatically get a 10% saving on your order!  Please use this code when you place your order!



I really, really like this Technique Junkie Palm Tree  stamp - http://techniquejunkies.com/palm-trees-set-of-3/ .  But I was disappointed with how I was able to use it.  However, the problem was with the stamper (me!) and not the stamp!  I loved how Kathy used it on her blog for the February Blog Hop on February 1.  In case you do not know what I am talking about -- here is the link: https://craftynurse4u.wordpress.com/2017/02/01/technique-junkies-february-blog-hop/  .  She used this stamp for her first card.  But the real magic come from using the MISTI http://techniquejunkies.com/misti-most-incredible-stamping-tool-invented/  AND Pat sells it!

Jill Foster shows this technique that both Kathy and I used with this wonderful stamp. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ocRj8t9p-7A&t=1s .

Again I am somewhat limited because I am in Florida and have a limited amount of supplies with me!  But markers, sponging, a home made cloud stencil, painter's tape, and black Versafine ink with clear embossing powder made it good!  

Have a great day and get inky!

Judy Jackson

Monday, February 6, 2017

Kitty Love

This is one of the fun new Technique Junkie February Releases.  I love this kitty in the new Kitty in Curlers stamp - http://techniquejunkies.com/kitty-in-curlers/.  However for this card it is the verse from Technique Junkie  stamps - Mae West Sentiments - http://techniquejunkies.com/mae-west-sentiments/ - that makes the card.

Miss Kitty is colored with Copic markers.  Then I added rhinestones and a pearl to create a necklace for her big date.  A clear heart and the pearl are colored with a hot pink Copic marker.

So now I hope you do know that the February Releases for Technique Junkie are on sale for 15% off through February 8.  What are you waiting for?

Have a wonderful day -- and get inky!

Judy Jackson

Saturday, February 4, 2017

Stand Tall!

I have an IMPORTANT announcement, if you place ANY order from Technique Junkies and you use the code TJ10Judy you will automatically get a 10% saving on your order!  Please use this code when you place your order!

I decided to pull out an old favorite technique for this card (and for several others I made tonight and will post later on this month) -- Antique Glimmers.  I have all of the supplies for that technique here in Florida!

I used a  variety of colors of Distress Inks for this card.  Then I used a new Technique Junkie February release stamp CAlligraphy Loops - http://techniquejunkies.com/calligraphy-loops/ and a fun Technique Junkie stamp called Stand Tall - http://techniquejunkies.com/stand-tall/.  I used black Versafine ink with clear embossing powder on the calligraphy loops and heat embossed it.

Both the background card stock and the focal image card stock used the Antique Glimmers technique.   Several layers of card stock and a row of black self adhesive pearls finish the card.

I also want to say that having a great background stamp  is wonderful in my stamp collection.  You do not need to have a certain theme of stamp to go with it.  Almost any stamp will go with this calligraphy stamp.  And it (as well as all of the Technique Junkie February release stamps) is on sale for 15% off through 'February 8! Have you made your choice of stamps to buy yet?

Have a great day -- and get inky!

Judy Jackson

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Happy February! Happy New Stamps Day! Happy Blog Hop Day!

The first of each month is always exciting to me.    It is the day the Technique Junkie Design Team gets to show you the creations we have made with the new stamps from the latest reveal of Technique Junkie stamps.  So all of the cards I am sharing with you today are from the Technique Junkie line of stamps.  

I am spending the winter in Florida.  The vast majority of all my stamping supplies are still in Pennsylvania.  

There is a 15% off sale for all of the February reveal stamps until February 8.. I can hardly wait to see them!  You see the Design Team members only sees the stamps Pat Huntoon sent to us.  You can see all of the February release stamps here - http://techniquejunkies.com/february-2017-release/.  The Blog Hop starts here: Design Team Blog: http://techniquejunkies.blogspot.com.   You should have come to my blog from Pam DeChellis: http://journeyawakensthesoul.blogspot.com/,  


My first card uses SD693 Throw Kindness - www.techniquejunkies.com/throw-kindness/.  I used Memento black ink and then Copic markers to color in the confetti.  Layering and a ribbon finish the card.  


I love this SS069 Palm Trees Set - www.techniquejunkies.com/palm-trees-set-of-3/.  To color the trees I inked the entire stamp with green ink, and then used a brown marker to  to color the trunks of the trees.  Two shades of blue card stock for layering, a ribbon, and a bow.   I used a hand drawn template for the clouds and sponged the sky and water around the base of the trees.  The verse is also in the set.

 For this card I used a pale blue ink for the background stamp S707 - Talking to You - www.techniquejunkies.com/talking-to-you/.  Then I used another Technique Junkie stamp - Hat Ladies - http://techniquejunkies.com/hat-ladies/ .   Layers of paper and card stock and Copic markers for coloring the ladies, sequins and beads, ribbon, and  a glitter pen add to the card for interest.  I love these ladies as they can be used in so many ways.

My last card is just for fun.  It could be used as a thinking of you card or a get well card,
 or an encouragement card.  


It uses S714 Calligraphy Loops - www.techniquejunkies.com/calligraphy-loops/,  and SD737 - End of Your Rope - www.techniquejunkies.com/end-of-your-rope/.  I used a dark brown ink for both stamps.  I used the edge of the stamp on the card stock edge with the verse.  Then I used some burlap ribbon, and pulled off a few strands to make a knot to tie around the verse layer.  The loops on the background stamp reminded me of rope knots.

So my card were fairly simple this month.  Thank you for reading my post,  Please hop along thee rest of the hop to see all of the eye candy the Design Team has for you!  Your last stop will be with Pat Huntoon -  http://patstamps.blogspot.com.

I hope you have enjoyed this blog hop.  I am wondering what your favorite new  February release is.

Here is the entire list of Blog Hops:

Judy Jackson: http://judysstampart.blogspot.com - you are here!
Pat Huntoon: http://patstamps.blogspot.com - Go here next!

Don't forget the 15% off sale on the Technique Junkie February release stamps!  Have a great day and get inky!

Judy Jackson