Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Blog Hiatus

Dear Friends of my Blog,

I have recently had major surgery.  I am recovering very well indeed!  However, I have a good case of "Brain Fog" going on.  I am having  trouble writing a good sentence, leaving out words is a BIG issue, and I am having trouble thinking clearly.  

So for a few days or so I am not going to be posting any cards.  It is not that I have no cards to post.  I do have plenty of cards to share. In fact, I have them on my blog, only waiting for me to write the verbiage about them.  But here we are, and I cannot write a  decent sentence - I keep hitting the wrong keys on the key board. So spell check is a wonderful thing!  I have never had so many corrections.

I will be back in full force soon.  Dates of posts will be adjusted and you will see all I have to share with you! I just cannot put myself and my healing process under the pressure of trying to write something!

I thank you for understanding and being patient and understanding.

God bless you all.  And please get inky!

Judy Jackson

Monday, September 18, 2017

Vintage Mantle



These two Technique Junkies just say Christmas!  And they pair so well with this festive background paper.  The Vintage Mantle stamp (www.techniquejunkies.com/vintage-mantle/)
, and the greeting from Gifts of Christmas ( www.techniquejunkies.com/gifts-of-christmas-set-of-5/)  go well together.

The image is colored with my Copic Markers.  I used a festive background paper that a vintage look to me.  Lots of layers finish the card.  I felt the background paper was embellishment enough.

I enjoy making Christmas cards, and I enjoy thinking of ways to make each card be festive but simple enough to mass produce.  This sure fits that bill!

There are lots of stamps to fit every mood, to fit lots of varieties of occasions, greetings, and images in the Technique Junkies store - http://techniquejunkies.com/  -  plus there are stencils, and Art Nuvo products, and all kinds of other items.  Have you checked it out?  And do you want a discount (I always want one!), please use this code TJ10Judy to get a 10% discount.  

Have a wonderful day ---and get inky!



Judy Jackson

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Triple Layers

Two Technique Junkies stamps were used on this card:  Gifts of Christmas  - www.techniquejunkies.com/gifts-of-christmas-set-of-5/; and  Pine Cone - .www.techniquejunkies.com/pinecone/ . 

There are three layers of the focal image on this card.I placed all three layers in my MISTI - http://techniquejunkies.com/misti-most-incredible-stamping-tool-invented/ - which was very imported for this card.I inked up the Pine Cone stamp with markers in sections. Because I used the MISTI of sections were not completely stamped clearly, I could accurately restamp it until I had the image stamped the way I wanted it have.

Then each layer was mated on green card stock. The final layer before the base card  was a cheery piece of background paper. Then the ribbon was was wrapped around all of the layers and a bow was tied. The saying was layered on white card stock and punched out. It was tied ti the bow wth a gold stretchy cord.

There are lots of stamps to fit every mood, to fit lots of varieties of occasions, greetings, and images in the Technique Junkies store - http://techniquejunkies.com/  -  plus there are stencils, and Art Nuvo products, and all kinds of other items.  Have you checked it out?  And do you want a discount (I always want one!), please use this code TJ10Judy to get a 10% discount.  
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Have a wonderful day ---and get inky!

Judy Jackson


Wednesday, September 13, 2017

May Peace

I used three Technique Junkies Stamps to create this card.The base caerd is white which you cannot really tell on the blog.   I used Creaking Trees - http://techniquejunkies.com/creaking-trees/  ; Gifts of Christmas - www.techniquejunkies.com/gifts-of-christmas-set-of-5/; and Veined Marble - http://techniquejunkies.com/veined-marble/.

The background was created by placing dye ink on an acrylic block, misting the inks, and stamping the block on card stock.  Then I inked up the Creaking Tree stamp with markers and stamping them on the background.  A ruffled ribbon finished the top layer.  

The green background panel was stamped with the Veined Marble stamp and layered on white card stock. The greeting was inked with Versafine black and heat embossed with clear embossing powder.

The Technique Junkies store has a wide variety of stamps to fit every mood, to fit lots of varieties of occasions, greetings - http://techniquejunkies.com/  -  plus there are stencils, and Art Nuvo products, and all kinds of other items.  Have you checked it out?  And do you want a discount (I always want one!), please use this code TJ10Judy to get a 10% discount.  


Have a wonderful day ---and get inky!

Judy Jackson


Monday, September 11, 2017

A Little Nut



I used similar coloring mediums to create this card.  I used  both plain watercolors and Twinkling H2Os.  I also utilized sponging to create depth here and there.  I added Prills around the edge of part of the large oak leaf.  The stamps used are both Technique Junkie Stamps - Oak Relief - http://techniquejunkies.com/oak-relief/   - and Greatest Oak www.techniquejunkies.com/greatest-oak/.  

I tore around the sentiment and sponged the edges to create visual interest and depth.


There are lots of stamps to fit every mood, to fit lots of varieties of occasions, greetings, and images in the Technique Junkies store - http://techniquejunkies.com/  -  plus there are stencils, and Art Nuvo products, and all kinds of other items.  Have you checked it out?  And do you want a discount (I always want one!), please use this code TJ10Judy to get a 10% discount.  

Have a wonderful day ---and get inky!

Judy Jackson


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Saturday, September 9, 2017

Good Night

This is another Vintage Mantle card - Technique Junkies www.techniquejunkies.com/vintage-mantle/ .  And the greeting is also a Technique Junkies stamps - Good Night www.techniquejunkies.com/good-night/


The image is colored with my Copic Markers.   The background is one created with the Salad Spinner technique. Please see my post here for details:  
https://judysstampart.blogspot.com/2017/09/we-wish-you-merry-christmas-with-new.html  .  
   
There are lots of stamps to fit every mood, to fit lots of varieties of occasions, greetings, and images in the Technique Junkies store - http://techniquejunkies.com/  -  plus there are stencils, and Art Nuvo products, and all kinds of other items.  Have you checked it out?  And do you want a discount (I always want one!), please use this code TJ10Judy to get a 10% discount.  

Have a wonderful day ---and get inky!



Judy Jackson

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Miracle of Christmas

 To create this lovely Christmas card, I used my MISTI - http://techniquejunkies.com/misti-most-incredible-stamping-tool-invented/ .   Do you notice the different shades of green on the pine needles?  That is because I used my Misti and I used markers of various shades of  green on the rubber,  Using the MISTI really helps with doing this.

I used two Technique Junkies stamps for my card - Pine Cone - www.techniquejunkies.com/pinecone/, and Gifts of Christmas - www.techniquejunkies.com/gifts-of-christmas-set-of-5/.

The focal image is layered on designer paper of pine needles.  The greeting was embossed on green vellum.

You still have until September to buy the Technique Junkies September release for 15% off!  And you can always 10% off everything else using the code TJ10 Judy.

  Have a wonderful day, and get inky!

Judy Jackson

Monday, September 4, 2017

Patchwork Stockings



One of the things I consider when I am designing Christmas cards is how easy will this design be to mass produce?  I mail out about 115 cards every year, and they are all hand made.  I make several designs only because I get bored making the same thing for more than 20 or 30 cards. This card would be easy to mass produce.

I used an embossing folder that creates quite deep embossing. Punched out stockings and ribbon bows create the focal image.

I used one of the five sentiments in the Technique Junkies Gifts of Christmas set - www.techniquejunkies.com/gifts-of-christmas-set-of-5/.  


Please remember that there is a 15% discount on all Technique Junkies September Release stamps, and in addition you can gain a 10 % discount on everything else if you use the code TJ10Judy!

There will be some wonderful prizes during the new release Blog Hop. If you haven't gone through the Blog Hop already -- begin here:  http://techniquejunkies.blogspot.com/2017/09/technique-junkies-september-release-hop.html .   

Technique Junkies will be giving away 2 (yes, two) $100 TJ Gift certificates. To enter, all anyone has to do is to comment on a blog. You may comment on ALL the blogs to get multiple entries. Gift Certificate winners will be chosen on September 5.  So comment away and leave the designers some "love"  on their blogs.  YOU just might be the winner!

Have a great day and get inky!

Judy Jackson

Friday, September 1, 2017

We Wish You A Merry Christmas with A New Stamp Blog Hop!



Happy September Blog Hop Day!  Today Technique Junkies Stamps and the Design Team invite you hop along with us as we showcase the September release of Technique Junkies Stamps.  Most of the stamps are Christmas themed.  There are vintage illustrations,  autumn leaves,  and  a beautiful set of Christmas greetings. Please hop along with us  make your wish list!  Remember all of the September release stamps are 15% through September 8.  YOu can see all of the new releases here - http://techniquejunkies.com/september-2017/  .
Then you can save 10%  on everything else by using the code TJ10Judy.   And of course all of the stamps for this Blog Hop are Technique Junkies stamps. 


There will be some wonderful prizes during this hop.  Technique Junkies will be giving away 2 (yes, two) $100 TJ Gift certificates. To enter, all anyone has to do is to comment on a blog. You may comment on ALL the blogs to get multiple entries. Gift Certificate winners will be chosen on September 5.  So comment away and leave the designers some "love"  on their blogs.  YOU just might be the winner!

If you didn't start at the Design Team Blog -- then please start here: http://techniquejunkies.blogspot.com/.  And you should have arrived at my blog from the creative Beth Norman's blog - 

My first card for is created with this Vintage Mantle stamp - www.techniquejunkies.com/vintage-mantle/ .  The image is colored in with Copic markers , and the verse is heat embossed to stand out. I used a heavy embossing folder for the background. The greeting at the bottom is called The Stockings Were Hung - www.techniquejunkies.com/the-stockings-were-hung/



I used two new stamps for this card - Pine Cone www.techniquejunkies.com/pinecone/
 and one from the new Gifts of Christmas set - www.techniquejunkies.com/gifts-of-christmas-set-of-5/.  It is a wonderful set with 5 greetings stamps for Christmas.  The greeting at the top and the pine cones were heat embossed. Then I fussy cut the branch and the pine cones.  I added some snowy glitter flakes and attached them the card front.  The branch is just adhered directly but the pine cones are popped up with dimensionals.

Many people give home made things for Christmas.  I often do that. And I have given some of my home canned jams or pickles or salsa or applesauce to family or friends at Christmas.   So this Happiness is Homemade set -  www.techniquejunkies.com/happiness-is-homemade-set-of-4/ -
and it works well for a Christmas card or a gift card with your gift of some home made jam. The scene is colored with my Copic markers.  But the background is a very fun technique I discovered on some one's blog.  And I am sorry I cannot remember which blog it was.
This is how you create the background which is created with the Salad Spinner technique.    First you get down your salad spinner.  If you do not have one, go to a thrift store and see if you can find one.  Or go to a discount store and buy one. Please refer to this picture and the written directions below.

1. Use a salad spinner. Place on a paper towel on top of a tin foil barrier to your counter top.
2. Create a platform.  I used card board and mounted some added thickness on the sides.  It needs to be the width of the inside of the salad spinner.
3. Use either glossy card stock or water color paper.  Liberally  spray water all over the surface.
4. Add reinkers or 5. Colorburst powders.
6. Spray with water again to make sure the surface is very wet.
7. Place the lid on the salad spinner and spin gently. Faster spinning creates more lines.
8. This is the finished product with Color Burst powders.
9. This is the finished product with reinkers.
10. Dry naturally or with a heat gun before using on cards.  Every background will be different.  This is a fun technique that requires no skill!


Please now hop along to Vicki Garrett's blog -   

Don't forget to  write your comments on the Design Team blogs as you go from blog to blog.  That will increase your chances in winning one of the two $100 gift certificates to the Technique Junkies website! You may give a comment for the contest through September 5.

Now remember all of the September release stamps are 15% through September 8.  Then you can save 10%  on everything else by using the code TJ10Judy.   And of course all of the stamps for this Blog Hop are Technique Junkies stamps. 



This is an exciting day!  So get inky!

Judy Jackson


Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Savannah Giraffes!

 I wanted to create a sunset to place this stamp against.    I used the stamps from Techniques Stamps Savannah Giraffes - www.techniquejunkies.com/savannah-giraffes-set-of-2/.  

Monday, August 28, 2017

Goofy Stuff


I used two Technique Junkies stamps for this card. Neither are August releases. The stamps I used are: Goofy Stuff - http://techniquejunkies.com/goofy-stuff/  , and Old Friends - .  http://techniquejunkies.com/old-friends/   .  There is a verse that comes on the Old Friends stamps and it is a good one.  But I cut it off years ago so the stamp would be more versatile. The scene is colored with my Copic markers and the sky is sponged. I added some coordinating Prills in the corners to add visual interest as the embellishment.   

This would make a wonderful birthday card!

Have a terrific day and get inky.

Judy Jackson

Saturday, August 26, 2017

Meet Me


This card was created with 3 different Technique Junkies Stamps:
And an August release Planks - www.techniquejunkies.com/planks/  .

The fishing boat was colored with my Copic markers, and the torn cardstock of the boat was spnged with green and then layered on white vellum as a layer behind it. The planks were sponged over with color from several brown Distress Inks.  The verse was stamped and heat embossed on brown vellum and the vellum was torn and double layered.  The vellum was adhered with one of my Xyron machines.

Have a great day and get inky!

Judy Jackson


Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Running the Show

I used the newly released Technique Junkies Stamp "Running the Show" - 
www.techniquejunkies.com/running-the-show/  - to created this card.  I stamped it with Memento black ink and used my Chameleon Colortone Pencils - http://techniquejunkies.com/chameleon-colortone-pencils/
- to add the color. 

I tore the image and sponged color around the edges to match the card stock for the base card. I framed the focal image with silver glitter paper, and layered that on music themed background paper.   I added some shimmer  to the night time sky with my Wink of Stella pen.

Have a wonderful day and get inky!

Judy Jackson

Monday, August 21, 2017

Here's to Strong Women!

This card uses the August release stamp from Technique Junkies Stamps called Strong Women - 
www.techniquejunkies.com/strong-women/  .  I also used two lovely faces from the Technique Junkies set called Beautiful Faces - http://techniquejunkies.com/beautiful-faces/  .
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The faces are colored in with Copic markers.  The verse is heat embossed with Versafine black ink and clear embossing powder.  I sponged in the background.  

The flowery paper is background paper.  

Have a great day and get inky!

Judy Jackson

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Goofy Stuff


This card features the new Technique Junkies August release called Planks - www.techniquejunkies.com/planks/ .  I also used older stamps Hat Ladies - http://techniquejunkies.com/hat-ladies/ ; and Goofy Stuff - 
http://techniquejunkies.com/goofy-stuff/ .  I colored the planks in the a sponge and Distress Inks.   I colored the Hat Ladies's faces with my Copic markers and used paper piecing for their dresses and hats.  



I hope you have a wonderful day -- and get inky!

Judy Jackson



Monday, August 14, 2017

An Eye's View

I used several Technique Junkies Stamps to create this card:
Lets Face It - http://techniquejunkies.com/lets-face-it-4/
Strong Women - www.techniquejunkies.com/strong-women/
Wasted - http://techniquejunkies.com/wasted/  and 
Veined Marble - http://techniquejunkies.com/veined-marble/    .

Washi tape and self adhesive pearls embellish the left side of the card.  I sponged color here and there, and added highlights of color using Wasted and Veined Marble.  I used Copic Markers to color the few facial features. 

And don't forget to use this code when you order -- TJ10Judy which will get you a 10% discount on everything you buy now. And have you joined our Facebook group yet?  Please do!

Have a wonderful day and get inky!

Judy Jackson




Saturday, August 12, 2017

Running the Show


This is a neat stamp from the TJ August release  calling Running the Show - www.techniquejunkies.com/running-the-show/.    I used a star embossing folder and silver glitter paper as a layer here and there.   I used my Copic markers to color the image and my Wink of Stella pen to highlight the stars in the image.

This is a fun card to use as a birthday card, thinking of you, or a thank you card.  

Don't forget if you use the code TJ10Judy you will get 10% off your purchases.  And have you joined the Technique Junkie Facebook group?  Please do. 

Have a great day -- and get inky!

Judy Jackson

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Jungle Foliage



I painted the Technique Junkies Stamps August Release of Rainforest -  
www.techniquejunkies.com/rainforest/ - with Twinkling H2Os.  I used my MISTI so I could over stamp sections of the image to add back in the lines as some of the H2Os can be relatively opaque.

I heat embossed a verse from Mae West Sentiments - http://techniquejunkies.com/mae-west-sentiments-2-set-of-5/  on vellum and then doubled the vellum so you could sort of see the image  beneath and yet it allowed the verse to stand out.  I adhered the vellum with my Xyron machine.

Have a wonderful day, and get inky!

Judy Jackson
















































Monday, August 7, 2017

Strong Women

Do you ever get stumped when stamping new images?  I think we all do at times.  I admit I was a "late" converter to Pinterest. But i have used it now lots of times for ideas for my house and for my stamping.  I only use it as a "idea maker" and never CASE it completely

My card here uses parts of several Technique Junkies stamps.  The August release stamp on this card is Strong Women - www.techniquejunkies.com/strong-women/   .  I used Copic markers, sponging, Nuvo Glitter Markers, and Smooch paints.

 

Other TJ stamps I used are Let's Face It 4 - http://techniquejunkies.com/lets-face-it-4/  ; Key Scripts - www.techniquejunkies.com/strong-women/ ; Dragonfly Collage


Have a great day and get inky!

Judy Jackson

Saturday, August 5, 2017

You Are a Blessing

To create this card, I used a die cut to cut a large circle from a  sticky all over note pad.  I placed the outside of the circle  and sponged the inside of he circle.  I used a long post-it-note and covered up the bottom section of the circle.  Then I heat embossed the giraffes and the tree.

For this card I used the Technique Junkies August Release of Savannah Giraffes - 
www.techniquejunkies.com/savannah-giraffes-set-of-2/  ; and one of the greetings from Grand Greetings - http://techniquejunkies.com/grand-greetings-set-of-5/  .  This is a wonderful set of greetings for several occasions. 


This was a fairly easy card to create. I hope you will try something similar.  

Have a great day and get inky!

Judy Jackson


  

Thursday, August 3, 2017

An Adventure!


I used this beautiful Technique Junkies stamp called Rain Forest - www.techniquejunkies.com/rainforest/  for this card.  I used markers and colored the stamp die -- (direct to stamp) and huffed on the stamp to re- moisten the ink.  I used a MISTI to press the stamp to the paper, so that as more color and ink was needed I could add the color and be sure of the placement. I used the thin end of of a darker marker and added details to leaves.  I used flower  and leaves die cuts to add interest and texture. I used Nuvo Glitter markers to add some sparkle to the ends of the flower stamens.  I stamped a verse from the Technique Junkies set Road Trip - http://techniquejunkies.com/road-trip-set-of-6/   .  The verse was heat embossed. 

Have a great day and get inky!

Judy Jackson

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Hooray For August Stamps! A Wonderful Blog Release!


Hooray, hooray!  Today is the Technique Junkies Stamps August Release Day.  And we have  blog hop for you!  I am excited and I hope you are as well.  You should start your delightful hopping at this blog - https://techniquejunkies.blogspot.com/2017/08/technique-junkies-august-release-blog.html. The rest of the the blog hop links will be at the end of my post. You will not want to miss any of the posts from the Design Team posts. They are wonderful. And if you want to see all of the new stamps in this release in one place - please go here - www.techniquejunkies.com/august-2017/.  And as is usual,  Pat Huntoon is offering 15% the Technique Junkies Stamps August releases, so be sure and go shopping.  And anything else in the Technique Junkies web store will be 10%  off if you use this code -- TJ10Judy.

I would also like to invite you to join the Technique Junkies Facebook Group, which recently moved from Yahoo.  We have a fun, interactive group with plenty of artwork for you to view! Simply search Technique Junkies Group in Facebook or copy and Paste:

Now on to my projects for this hop.  The Technique Junkie August release stamp on this card is Strong Women - www.techniquejunkies.com/strong-women/.  The verse is heat embossed with clear embossing powder.  The three women's faces were stamped with Memento ink and colored in with my Copic markers. The women's faces are from the TJ set called Beautiful Faces - 
http://techniquejunkies.com/beautiful-faces/ .  I also used the Paper Piecing technique for the headdresses of the women and placed the headdress on each woman as I stamped the image. .  I stamped the same face three times on "post it notes" that have sticky stuff all over the back of the paper.  I stamped the middle face first, covered it with the "mask," and then stamped the lower face image.  I covered it with a mask and stamped the third woman.   Then I covered it with a mask.  After all of the women's faces were covered with a mask, I then used Art Anthology Colorations spray to color the background - http://techniquejunkies.com/products-and-accessories/art-anthology-products/.  I added some die cut leaves in three corners. 
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I created this card with some layering of die cuts and die cuts of grass.  I used Technique Junkies August release of  Savannah Giraffes - www.techniquejunkies.com/savannah-giraffes-set-of-2/ ;  and an older TJ  stamp called Mama and Baby - http://techniquejunkies.com/mama-and-baby/  .    I stamped and heat embossed the giraffes and tree, and created the sky with sponging.  I fussy cut the baby elephant and adhered it to the top frame.  I used the verse Kindness Matters - http://techniquejunkies.com/kindness-matters/    - on the grass. The two top layers are popped up with foam tape.


Ostriches are funny creatures.  They are classified as birds because they have feathers but cannot fly.  Their bodies just not have an aerodynamic shape for flying.  Both stamps used here from the Technique Junkies August Release - Your Kind of Crazy -www.techniquejunkies.com/your-kind-of-crazy/  ; and Planks - www.techniquejunkies.com/your-kind-of-crazy/  .   I used Copic markers to color the ostriches.  The planks were heat embossed and then painted with Twinkling H2Os.
 

My last card uses the Technique Junkies stamp Rainforest - www.techniquejunkies.com/rainforest/.
I used Chameleon Colortone pencils (http://techniquejunkies.com/chameleon-colortone-pencils/ )
to color in the rainforest leaves and such.  I stamped the image twice and colored and fussy cut some of the leaves and popped them up using some foam tape. I also die cut some flowers and additional leaves.  I sponged color on both the flowers and the leaves to add additional dimension to both.


So there are my offerings for the Technique Junkies August Blog Hop and I hope I have given you eye candy you have liked.

Remember all of the Technique Junkies August Release stamps are on sale 15% off through August 8.  And everything else in the Technique Junkies web store will be 10%  off if you use this code -- TJ10Judy.

And now here are all of the links for the August Release blog hop for Technique Junkies stamps:


Don't forget all of these new releases are on sale 15% off through August 8. And everything else can be 10% off using the code TJ10Judy! Have a great day - and get inky!

Judy Jackson