Friday, January 1, 2016

Happy New Years -- And NEW Technique Junkie Stamps!

January 1 is always considered a "new beginning." And this January 1, 2016 is no different.  Everyone is thinking about new things, new gifts, new resolutions, perhaps new relationships, and the Technique Junkie Design Team has been very busy thinking about NEW STAMPS! There were no new stamps for December but there are new stamps for January!. You can find all of the newly released Technique Junkie stamps here at this web site:  .

If you are beginning the blog hop with me - you can always go back to the beginning at the Design Team blog sight -- . The blog just before my blog is and I am sure Pat or Jane have something wonderful to share with you today.

I am going to show you several cards with new Technique Junkie stamps.  First I will show you two Valentine's Day cards I created with a new Technique Junkie stamp.  It is called "Love Hands." #SD660. The direct link is   I also used Heart Frame - SS026 I embossed dark pink card stock with an embossing folder with these cute candy hearts. I sponged extra color on each heart and I  used a Stardust glitter pen to highlight each letter.

And some Valentines are created for good friends --and not the love of our life, or our kids or grand-kids. This is a Valentine that would serve that purpose.  I also used these stamps Seeds of Today - SDX057 - and  Simple Sentiments 1b -  The focal image and sentiment was layered on a nice large tag.

 But then we also need birthday cards for family and for friends. I want to show you a new Technique Junkie stamp to help with the celebration of birthdays.  It is called SD632 - Happy Birthday Advice.  The direct link for this stamp is

For this first card I used musical notes tissue paper over a white panel on which I sponged a lot of color. I used scallop oval dies to layer  a die cut of a cupcake.  I ran the cupcake die cut through my Xyron machine to get sticky adhesive on the top and the bottom. I added some extra glitter for the color in the cupcake. I wish you could see the shimmer!  Some fun multi colored button ribbon behind the focal elements tie the card together.

I used a small embossing folder on dark green paper.  I trimmed off the excess of the green.  I pressed my Versamark pad on the embossed portions and used some shimmery embossing powder over that.   More layers and some embellishments complete the card. I purposefully added two different lengths of the pearls (I had plenty) to give contrast and visual interest.

Now you are off to Karen McAlpine's blog at There will be something delightful for you to see!  Karen is a new designer on the Technique Junkie Design Team and I am sure what she has to show us is just terrific!  

Please continue on to the end of the hop - which is Pat Huntoon's blog.  Don't forget the special sale Pat has right now -- 15% off any January release stamps when you order in the next week - until January 8, 2016!  

Here is the complete blog line up.  I have indicated my blog and who is next.  Happy hopping!  


Kathy S said...

Love the cards Judy. The pink layered tag is my favorite. Really fun how the focal is popping through torn edges. Great Hop.

Hetty said...

Great new stamps and you made wonderful cardswith them. I do love that hand stamp.

Jane Bosi said...

I just love that hand heart image! You've done a great job showcasing these new goodies!

Beth Norman-Roberts said...

Great group of cards. I love the last one and how it's showcased in a decorative die. Happy New Year!

Karen McAlpine said...

Hi Judy! Great projects. Love how you used the tissue paper. The new stamps are super cool!!

Tarnished Rose said...

Great cards (as always).

happyDiane said...

Some great cards Judy! Sure hope I don't have to pick a favorite!

Shelly Schmidt said...

Wonderful cards Judy- love the way you being them to life! Happy New Year!