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Technique Junkies New Website, Blog Hop and DT Announcement!

I am thrilled to announce that Technique Junkies is launching their new website today!  If you are not familiar with Technique Junkies Stamps, they are individually handmade, high-quality, cling, red rubber stamps.  Here’s a link to how Technique Junkies Stamps are made.

To celebrate the new website and the Technique Junkies April stamp release, I’m also excited to announce that I will be part of the new Technique Junkies Design Team, YEAH!!!!!  I couldn’t be more thrilled.

I’ve been a member of Technique Junkies for several years and have thoroughly enjoyed the techniques offered.  I’d encourage you to come on over the the Technique Junkies Design Team Blog and subscribe so you too can enjoy some inky goodness.

Now, let’s get to hopping.  So that you don’t miss any of the fun, I encourage you to start hopping at the Technique Junkies Design Team Blog.

If you are arriving from Marilyn Hughes’ Blog, you in the right place!  Gorgeous page Marilyn!

Here is a list of the Design Team lineup:

Design Team Blog

Pam DeChellis

Marilyn Hughes 

Kathy Stacy – Me!

Robin Redd

Beth Norman 

Jane Bosi 

Gini Cagle 

Jerri Jones 

Sally Lynn MacDonald

Pat Huntoon 

I’ve used the April Release, “Nesting Bird – #MC001” and “Be Silly – #SDX001″ for my first card.  I colored the image with Copic Markers and used the “Head over Heels” 6 x 6 paper pack by Lily Bee Design.  The base, flag and circle dies are from My Favorite Things.

April Release - #MC001 Bird in Nest; #SDX001 Be Silly-WM

My second card features “Lovers Silhouette -#SD636”.   I heat embossed clear powder over black Versafine ink.  I then chose four different Lindy’s Stamp Gang Magical Mica colors and watercolored them in an ombre pattern.  I die cut Ellen Hutson’s Brushstroke Love Die and inlayed it into the embossed image.  The frame is a My Favorite Things Die and the paper pack is Fancy Pants “Love” collection.

April Release #SD636 - Lovers Silhouette-wm

My third April release card features some super cool flowers called, “Darling Blossoms – #S615.”  I used Gelatos in a direct to paper method, then added highlights with Pitt Brush Pens in corresponding colors and white.  The sentiment is from the versatile sentiment set called, “Things I Want To Do #S546.” I then finished it off with a spritz of homemade pearlized spray.

April Release - Darling Blooms #S615 & Things I want to do #S546-wm

I sure hope you enjoy the hop and get a chance to stop by the new Technique Junkies website to check out all the fun new stamps.  As a special treat all Technique Junkies stamps will be 15% off from April 1-8. Happy Hopping!

 

Ellen Hutson’s Pin-sites Challenge

Hello Friends.  Ellen Hutson’s classroom has started hosting monthly challenges.  This week it’s a photo challenge based on the following pinterest photo.

Pin-sites

For my card I used the stripe pattern from My Minds Eye “Everyday Basics” collection.  The foil heart and the rectangles are cut form My Favorite Things dies.  The “love” sentiment is Julie Ebersole’s “Brushstroke” die.   The rest of the sentiment is WPlus 9 “Thank You” set.

Pinspiration for Ellen - March 2015

 

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Ellen Hudson’s Pin-sites Challenge

Lindy’s Stamp Gang November Color Challenge

I absolutely love, love, love, my Lindy’s Stamp gang goodies.  For this November Color Challenge, I used a combination of Sprays and Magicals.  I really appreciate the fact that you can buy the magicals and create your own sprays by just adding water.  You can also create unique combinations by mixing different colors.  For this card is used most of the required colors for the challenge with the exception of changing out Brushed Nickel with Gregarious Grey, which actually worked well because it has a violet base.  The other colors used were: A Bit of Bubbly, Tainted Love Teal, Red Hot Poker Orange, and Sweet Violet Purple Teal.  I mixed my own Violet Purple Teal so it may be lighter than the normal batch.

Here is the color Pallet:

November Color Challenge

Here is my card, which uses the Sizzix & Tim Holtz Bigz Jumping Deer die, Memory Box star Die, and sentiment from the new release from Julie Ebersole, which I purchased through Ellen Hutson.   The deer is grunge paper, painted with rock candy crackle paint then sprayed with the Red Hot Poker Orange and then darkened with distress inks in Vintage Photo, Gathered Twigs, and Spiced Marmalade.  I also covered it with clear embossing powder and heat set.

Hope you like it!

Lindy's November Color Challenge

 

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