Friday, January 24, 2014

A Little "Off"

Today's card uses the technique called Dye Whitewash from the August 2013 issue.  I had a couple of friends over for a Friday stamp day and we decided to give this technique a try.  I really love the subtle color that it gives to the image.  While playing with the technique, we used my friend's white detail embossing powder.

Tonight as I finished the card up with a sentiment, I grabbed my white detail embossing powder.  Who knew that White Detail embossing powder would have different whites.  Sheesh!  Mine is more "Off" white than real white.  So.....what was I to sentiment was Off White and the image was White.....       So, I decided to make the card base and the butterflies in off white as well so that it didn't look like a mistake.  It worked out fairly well, making the image popping more from the card.

I hope that you like!   The image is from Stampendous and the words are from Stampin Up...I think!

Monday, January 20, 2014

Mustang Parade and a Sale may have been wondering where all my posting has gone.  Well........the volunteer job with our car club for a major event has me busy EVERY day doing something on it.

To celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Ford Mustang, we are trying to set a Guinness World Record with the most Mustangs (and/or Fords) in a parade.  The event is on April 12, 2014 at the Woodburn, OR Dragstrip.    We only have about 1/3 of the needed registrations right now and I am reaching out to you, my readers, to help me spread the word. 

THIS IS WHERE YOU COME IN!  I isn't card related.....but I could still use your help!!  Could you do a little mini post on your own blogs to let your Pacific Northwest readers know about the event?  I would love you forever if you could do that!  I know that many of you have readers from all over the nation (and world) so if the message reaches a few in my area it would benefit the event greatly!!  Ask them to forward on as well!

Here is the website for our event:    We also have a Facebook page:  Mustang 50th Anniversary Parade

You can register online at the website OR it has the registration form to print out for those who want to print, pay and mail.   We want all Ford models!  Any year, any condition. 


Let me know in the comments that you have posted so I can thank you!


Okay....just a little stampin' stuff......

There is a great Valentine day image sale going on at Technique Junkie Stamps  HERE!
Technique Junkie Stamps is a new name to you but the old name of Stamp Camp is very familiar with many!  20% off Valentine day images....!!

That's all for now!!

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Wonderful News!!!!!

I have loved Stamp Camp stamps for YEARS.  Every time they come to our local convention, there are designs that I love and just can't live without.  Well,  here is some news that you will want to hear and it is just in time for Christmas!!  Below is a note from my friend Pat Huntoon!


I (Pat Huntoon) am thrilled to announce that the    
Technique Junkie family is growing!
We have just finished the acquisition of the
Stamp Camp stamp company!

I thrilled to be able to offer stamps AND
the Newsletter/CDs from Technique Junkies
The Stamp Camp line consists of beautiful

backgrounds, lovely images and great sentiments.
You can see all the stamps on    
I am working diligently to incorporate the
Technique Junkies and Stamp Camp websites into one, but for now,
both of the sites work and are cross-linked
The name of the company is changing; from this point forward,
it will be simply Technique Junkies.  
The newsletter, of course, will retain its name as the
Technique Junkie Newsletter. I will continue to produce the newsletter
and the CDs filled with tutorials as I have for the past 11 years.
Come Celebrate with us!
I would love for you to try out our stamps! Place an order
for any Technique Junkies/Stamp Camp stamps and take 15% off
with the code celebration15 now through December 18th.
Come Celebrate with us!
I would love for you to try out our stamps! Place an
order for any Technique Junkies/Stamp Camp stamps and
take 15% off with the code celebration15 now through December 18th.
New Features Coming Soon
We have lots in store for you, including a weekly email with tips,
artwork, technique suggestions and so much more, starting in J
anuary. The emails will be designed to inspire you- and spark
your creative muse. Stay tuned!
Owning a stamp company has long been a dream of mine --
and I am thrilled to be able to realize it -  and share it with all of you
I appreciate your business and hope to be able to be a creative
resource for you for years to come!

Patricia Huntoon
Technique Junkies LLC 

Wednesday, November 27, 2013


It seems like forever since I've posted anything.  Life and commitments have been so fast and furious that getting in a little carding has been difficult.

Here is a card that I made up for my granddaughter's birthday.  She LOVES horses.  The image is from Rubberstampave.  The background is a Technique Junkie technique called Bingo Blast.  My friend and I really did have a blast making backgrounds.  You can see some of the shimmer in the photo as I used Twinkling H20 type daubers.  The gold is so pretty in real life. 

Hope all you readers have a Wonderful Thanksgiving tomorrow!

Friday, November 1, 2013


We are now back from a most wonderful celebration of our 40th anniversary.  We were in Honolulu, Kauai, and Maui.  We took a gazillion pictures.......I haven't even had the chance to weed through them yet.  I'll probably just plop in a few here and there as we go through them. 

The first day we were at the condo in Maui (Oct 21), we thought we snorkel on the beach right across the street to practice before our snorkeling trip the next day.  Having never snorkeled before, we thought it would be a good time to get used to the equipment.  Long story short........I got washed into a shallow reef by a wave and in the effort to push myself away from the reef, my index finger (right hand) came into contact with a black sea urchin.  I said some very choice words into my snorkel.  So....bleeding and hurting I go back to the room and google how to treat myself.  Got Vinegar to soak my finger in (you could see the black poison under the skin) followed by hot water.  Repeat.....   Did that for two days and the finger was feeling pretty good.  It wasn't until we were flying home on the 29th that it began to swell.  The doctor said that this is typical when you have had tissue trauma......okay for a while then it rebels.   I had gone to urgent care and they put me on two different antibiotics.  She told me that if the redness and/or swelling got worse to go to the ER.   At that time the swelling and pain were to the first joint.  By the next morning,  it was swollen past the second joint so I went to ER.  They did an ultrasound to make sure there was no puss and no spines left.  None of, an IV of antibiotics and a different prescription of antibiotic to take the place of one of the ones the DR prescribed the day before.  Sheesh!  But, I am hoping that everything is healing up now.    Not how I planned to end my vacation. 

Anyways........back to some stamping information.  RubberStampMadness magazine is ready for their newest issue to hit the shelves.  The cover is shown on my sidebar so you know what to look for.  They are asking for submissions for their summer issue. 

MUSIC is one of the themes for the Summer 2014 issue of RSM. We'd love to see what you stamp on this topic. Perhaps include your favorite song or musical instrument, singer, band or orchestra in your artwork. JEWELRY is the second themeWe will publish a variety of stamped jewelry. Click here for details: Note: If it's easier to send in a jpg of the jewelry, rather than the original piece, send that to  Dec.10 is the final postmark date or e-mail date for artwork submissions. 


I've been published a number of times in is easy to submit, give it a try!

Now for a few Maui Sunsets!

Friday, October 4, 2013

My Bendi Card

Over at Splitcoaststampers, they had a tutorial for a Bendi card.  What a fun card to make.  Their tutorial had a spring theme.  Mine is very similar but mine has a Thanksgiving theme.  I know that the Keep Calm saying is really popular right now so I created a Keep Calm and Give Thanks cutout with my silhouette.  The cornstalks, pumpkins, and vines were also cut files.  The tree and fence are dies from Memory Box.  The grass is a die from Sweet N Sassy Stamps

I hope you enjoy!  

Thursday, October 3, 2013

A new Technique Junkie CD!!!!!

Here is a wonderful message from my friend, Pat Huntoon, owner of Technique Junkies!!
I am thrilled to announce a brand new CD from Technique Junkies:
Designer Paper Perfection.
This CD contains 45 tutorials -- 30 brand new tutorials and 15 from the archives -- and is available now for order!

The index for this CD is here:

This fun CD will have you looking at your designer, printed and patterned paper in a whole new way!
The CD is $14,95 plus shipping -- order yours today!

Here is the link to the page for the description and ordering, or order right from the TEchnique Junkie Newsletter home page:

Have you renewed your subscription yet? It's a great time to do that too:

I can't wait until you see this CD!

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Glitter Strips

My granddaughter turned 11 the other day.  For her birthday she got a room makeover from her mom and dad.  The colors are bold and classy!   Dark Aqua and Hot Pink!!  Lots of blue/black or pink/black zebra print and I think some leopard too!  A BIG grownup change from the pretty princesses that we had painted on the wall.  It was really sad to see the princess go........we had soooo many hours into painting them.  BUT her room looks more grown up just like she does! 

I made this card for her to match the colors of her room.  The sticker (cupcake) is a removable sticker that she can put on her mirror.  If you go to Youtube and search for Elizabeth Craft, then look for the repositionable sticker video, she'll show you all about making them.  They are really easy and fun!!

After I made my granddaughter's card, I made another to have for my stash!

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Hey, It's that time of year again!

Hey!!!  It is that time of year.  The yearly CD for the Technique Junkie is NOW available.  Read up below about it.  Here is one of my cards that I created with a bonus technique on the CD!  You can't tell on this picture but the flower had four layers and they are popped up with foam tape.

Order the 11th Edition CD today!
CD11, a compilation CD of all of the tutorials from the October 2012 through August 2013 issues, is available for order today.  The CD will be shipped in less than 2 weeks!

Get your bonus techniques....
The CD includes 10 bonus techniques that are only found on the CD.  All of the tutorials are in PDF format, so they print perfectly on regular paper, for both PCs and MACs.  With the bonus tutorials, there are 100 tutorials on this CD.
It's a great time to renew, too!
Renewing with your CD purchase saves you money - and it's a great time to renew for another year.
New on this CD
This CD contains a pictorial index that you can print out -- each of the 100 tutorials on the CD are represented with pictures in the index.  It has been designed to make it easier than ever to find a tutorial on the CD.   Want more information?  Visit HERE or e-mail Pat Huntoon at

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Life beyond stamping

Life since last October has been quite busy.  I belong to a local car club that is trying to do something historical!!!  We want to break a Guinness world record with the Most Ford Mustangs in a Parade.  Right now the record is 620 Mustangs in a parade and it was set in Canada.  We need to get the record back down to the US!! 

Our committee has been working sooo hard but it is hard to get the word out when your advertising budget is almost nothing.  We are operating on a shoestring and the budget for the event is almost $34K!!!!!  

So......stamping peeps.....would you be willing to help us out? 

Our webpage for the event is     Registration info is there along with lots of FAQS.

We also have a Facebook page at :   Could you please like our page and share it with your friends. 

The event will be in Woodburn, Oregon next April but we will have to fish or cut bait on the 25th of October!! 

We need Ford Mustangs of all years and running condition.  They don't have to be show cars.  In fact, I think our biggest numbers will have to come from J Q Public. a girl a favor?  Please pass on the word!!

Here is a picture of our event shirt.  Available in white or black, Regular, Ladies V or Sweatshirt!

Friday, August 9, 2013

Simply framed

Good Morning!  Here with a easy, quick technique from the August/Sept Technique Junkie newsletter.  This is a technique called simply framed.  If you need a card with lots of pop and without layers (for mailing), this is a great technique.   Since the card was white, it tended to disappear on the blog post, so I created a black digital border. 

The flower and swirl are by Stampendous.  I was tickled to use the flower.  It was the first time that stamp has seen ink!  The butterfly is from Sweet & Sassy Stamps.  They are a TJ advertiser and right now they are in the middle of one of their new releases!  Head on over there and check it out!!

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Flocked Lines

Here is a submission to one of the techniques of the week from the recent Technique Junkie newsletter....Flocked Lines.  I was searching through my stamps for one that I wanted to use for this technique when this Hampton arts stamp jumped out at me.  It just seemed perfect for the technique even though it wasn't a flourish like some of the samples.  Wanted to keep it CAS since the flocking is really the star!!  Instead of gluing on the ribbon, I punched to small holes in the cardstock and tied it on.  You know it won't fall off that way!!

Hope you enjoy!

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Handmade paper

Here is a card made with some handmade paper.....a technique from the most recent Technique Junkie newsletter.  Pretty cool way to get some handmade stuff without all the special stuff!!   It took a little longer to dry than I anticipated.  I used Distress Inks to ink and some postage stamps from my neglected stamp box.  Hope you enjoy!!

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Online Class Sale!!!!!

My friend, Megan Suarez, is an awesome artist.  She has created some darling workshops that you might want to check out.  Her first workshop is the one that I took.......Whimsy Girls.  I posted the drawings I made of my girls a couple of months ago.  She also has a workshop on Mermaids, Cute and Creepy AND an awesome workshop on Art Journaling that has you completing something like 10 - 12 pages.

Megan took their dog to the vet yesterday and found lots of cancerous tumors and a kidney that is shutting down.  They were going to put the dog to sleep today.  Since the vet bills ate up the rent money, Megan is having a sale of her artwork and workshops to cover the expense.    I shared this info in case you want to take any of the workshops and help Megan out as well! 

Here is her website:

Here is her verbage about the sale:
I'm ...having an art sale to help cover Vet costs. Any of my workshops are $15 off and all original art purchases will receive 5 FREE aceo's that are signed and dated. I will take special orders for canvas paintings of my big eye girls size 12x12 for $50 plus shipping. You choose the colors and details!
just message me with anything you would like and any questions you may have.

Megan is also on Facebook.  Megan K. Suarez Fine Art is the page should be able to see all the artwork on sale there.......some fab pieces.  I bought two of them yesterday!

Sunday, June 16, 2013

It's a CD SALE!!

My good friend, Pat Huntoon, is having her biggest CD sale of the year!  All of the CD's that hold the techniques from each year are on sale!  Here is her e-mail below for more info!!  Grab them while you can!!


It's the biggest sale of the year!
Our Annual CD Sale!

All of the Annual* Technique Junkie CDs are on sale for only $10.00 each plus shipping. You can order CDs 1 - 9 in any combination. It is a great way to catch up on older issues and have a library of hundreds of techniques at your disposal.

Information on what is on each CD, a description of what each CD covers, and how to order may be found here:

Each Cd contains between 70 and 100 tutorials in step-by-step pictorial format. They each cover a year of content, plus 10 bonus techniques only available on the CD.  They are a steal at this price!  Hurry, though -- this sales ends June 30th.
Please feel free to email me with any questions. Thank you for your continued business!
Pat Huntoon

*CD sale is on Annual CDs ONLY - Specialty CDs are not included in this sale.