Monday, October 31, 2011


I've been getting an awful lot of spam comments so I had to turn on word verification.  If that doesn't cut down the spam then I may have to moderate the comments.  Thanks for understanding!

Copic Class!

On Saturday I took the Intermediate Copic class.  Here are a couple of pictures for you.  Sorry about the was only the overhead light and I only had my video camera to work with (no flash).  The first is me with Marianne Walker and Colleen Schaan (she was the teacher).  Colleen was a great teacher......enthusiastic and fun.    The second is me and Salit ( a sweet gal from Isreal).....we had a very nice talk about the upcoming vote at the UN on the Palestinian state and how she is very nervous about it.  Possibly war is their concern and I totally see that.  She has a Scrapbook store in Tel Aviv and flew here just for the certification classes! 

The class was good.  Lots of info.  Some I already knew and some I only kind of knew.  Some was new and that was best.  The new stuff had to do with color.  I also learned how to better use my shadow grids.    I had taken my own markers....(I don't like to share)..... and since I only took the markers they told us would be available to the students, I was limited in some of my coloring.  BUT that was a good thing since I had to think outside the box.  I found a color combo that I really like for shading reds and lots of combos for hair. 

Monday, October 24, 2011

Blog Candy Winner

Well......I waited an extra hour and pulled the winner just a few minutes ago!  Here is a video of the winning pick.  My mom did the camera work and didn't turn it off quite quick enough but that's okay!  Also.........Please ignore those awful circles under my eyes.  I'm just getting over that nasty sinus infection that everyone has had and I'm super tired!

The winner is Carole RB!!  She said:
BloggerCarole RB said...
Great giveaway, thanks for the opportunity to win!
I've sent Carole an e-mail asking for her address.  She has until Friday, Oct 28th to respond.  If I don't hear from her, I'll repick for a new winner!

One Free and One New!!!!

Read all the way through for some great blog candy!!!

Technique Junkie Newsletter Announces the  a Brand New CD:
3D and Fun Folds
70 Tutorials!
This brand new CD has 70 tutorials for gifts, decorations, boxes, cards, and much more! the orginal Fancy Folds and Motion CD was so popular, we just had to create MORE for you.
Freestanding Pop-up Card
Freestanding Pop-Up Card Artist: Chris Dickinson, Stamps: Mark's Finest Papers
All of the tutorials are in step-by-step PDF pictorial format -- and are printable to 8-1/2" x 11" paper. We even have an index with thumbnails on this CD to help you find a project quickly and easily!

The CD is $17.95 for US/Canadian Addresses and $19.95 for Overseas addresses. 

3-D Gift Card Box
4 Drawer Easel Box
4 Panel Card
5 x 7 Step Ladder
Acetate Ornament
Altered Composition Book
Beaded Bag
Big Flap Cards
Butterfly Easel Box Set
Card Drawer Box
Card Organizer Portfolio
Colorwash Batik Scarf
Corner Bookmark
Decorated Clips
Desktop Perpetual Calendar
Double Teabag Holder
Double T Slide
Double Slider
Double Slider (Alternate Version)
Double Twisted Easel
Easel Card
Easy Gift Card Holder
Embellishment Chest
Embossed Tealights
Envelope Photo Album
Explosion Box Purse
Fancy Gatefold
Fancy Fold-out
Fantasy Box (short)
Fantasy Box (tall)
Flap Card
Freestanding Pop-Up
Goodie Box
Goodie Purse
Hanging Bottle Label with Pocket
Hanging Treat Holder
Lacy Purse Gift Card
Large Goodie Card with Pockets
Large Tag Book
Large Treat Box Holder
Map Fold Card
Mini Card and Gift Card Holder
Neverending Card
Origami Inchie Album
Paint Chip Box
Paper Bows
Pinecone Ornaments
Pleated Front
Pop-up Gift Card Holder
Scallop Flower Box
Scallop Pocket Gift Card
Side-step Trifold
Spring Loaded Card
Star of David Card
Table Basket
Table Decoration: Pumpkin
Table Napkin Ring
TeePee Card
Telescoping Card
Tiny Box
Top Note Die Box
Top Note Purse
Tri-Fold-out Card
Tri-Fold Book
Twisted Easel
Under the Flap Card
Wine Box
Wiper Card

All the CDs will be mailed the week of October 31st, 2011. Make sure to reserve your today by clicking on the PayPal button below or on the sidebar of this blog!

Technique Junkie Newsletter
Patricia Huntoon
NOW............drumroll please..............   In conjunction with the roll out of this new CD I am going to celebrate by offering a FREE CD! The most recent 2011 Edition of the Technique Junkie Newsletter CD9.   Yup!!  AND as a special incentive to you, if you purchase the 3-D CD using the button on my sidebar, I will give you 5 extra entries to get the Free CD.   

What do you need to do?  Leave a comment on this post only!!!   Remember, don't leave a comment on a different post or it won't count.  If you have purchased the CD9 using my button on the sidebar, just say so in your comment.  I'm going to have everyone's names on slips of paper and let my grandson pick the winner.  I'll post the video of the winner.  WHEN?  You have until  October 24th!!

Don't delay.......   Here is a picture of the CD you will be getting FREE if you win! 

Card sale pricing

Several people asked how I price my cards for my sale.  We started out charging $2.50 many years ago.  Just two years ago, we changed it to $3.  That includes the envelope.  My mother makes nature print cards and cards with real pressed flowers and she charges $3.50. 

Our original thinking was to make the price about the same or a little less than a nice card from Hallmark.  That way people would want to get a handmade card for less than the Hallmark price.  That worked pretty good for us.  We have a following and everyone always loves what they find when they come to our sale. 

Hope that answers the pricing question from Niki!  ;-)

Doing the drawing for the blog candy (CD) later today!

Friday, October 21, 2011

A bunch more for the sale! DON'T Forget!!!!...........

First off.....don't forget to sign up for the blog candy!!  There aren't very many people at this point and your chances are pretty good!  I pull the winner on the 24th!  Click on the blog banner and it will be the top post.

Here are a bunch more cards I made for my upcoming sale.  I make four of each design.  This will be the 20th year my mom and I have had our sale!  Where did the time go?  The first card uses two Technique Junkie techniques and the rest don't have any special technique.  The tulip card uses Vellum Sentiments and then the Framed Nestie technique.

The Lily Sympathy card is an image that was drawn by my cyber friend, Donna Moore!  Thank you Donna!  ;-)

The feel better poppy card has a lovely cuttlebug folder background but the scanner only made it look like spots on the white where some of the shadows were.....*sigh*.......    I just didn't have time to photograph instead of scan.


Thursday, October 20, 2011

Henry and the flowers


Here are two cards I did with digital stamps.  The first digital is from Hambo....his name is Henry.  He is soooo cute.  Colored with copics. 

The second is a digital stamp freebie from a day for daisies.  The flower was really only a single flower but I really wanted a group to I flipped, resized, cropped and straightened several of them to create the new image.  The file said it was a yellow poppy but I made it red instead.  ;-)  The background uses Cuttlebug highlights but I used red on red paper to make it subtle but better than nothing.

Monday, October 17, 2011

If you have never........

If you haven't ever seen a tutorial like the ones that are on all the Technique Junkie CD's, here is a link to show you what one looks like!!  They are quite wonderful.   Here is a project made from the is called a Pop-Up Gift card holder.  Really fun to make.  Order your CD today using the link on the sidebar.  ;-)

Here is a picture of one of the cards I made from the new 3-D and Fun Folds CD.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Working on my sale!

Here are a couple of cards that I made for my upcoming sale.  These 5 don't have any special techniques on them......they are all just simply made!  I had printed off a number of digital images that I have to color while we were on vacation.    Hope you enjoy

Don't forget to click on my blog header to be taken to the top post so you can enter for my blog candy!!

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Fall is Here! are the Halloween ones that I talked about the other day.
I needed a girl card, a boy card and one for her parents. they are!  I found all the images online as coloring pages.  I did this because I don't have any Halloween stamps of my own!  I'm quite happy with the images though. They are all colored with copic markers. The Skeleton above is 'hinged' at the joints with brads.  The arms and legs can be moved wherever you want.  The background is veined marble technique from the TJ newsletter.

The Witch girl was a freebie image from Wonderstrange and was called Witchlines.  I think she is quite cute.  The background here was Black glossy paper and Luminare paints.  It was a technique from TJ newsletter but for the life of me I cannot remember the name!

The last card was for the parents so I wanted something a little more Fall and less cute.  I found this scarecrow with the pumpkin head was a coloring page image on a site that had free Disney characters pages.  His background I 'think' is called Dabbed shimmers from the TJ newsletter and it has lots of great oranges and some metallic to it as well.  I also used the Cuttlebug Highlights technique.  I've had those little tiny leaves for years.  I originally purchased them for a special project then promptly forgot the project to do with don't ever do that do you?  ;-) 

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Thanksgiving early!

Well.....the weather has finally changed. We are into the rain and cooler temperatures now. A lady that frequently orders cards from me asked for three Halloween, three Thanksgiving, three Christmas, and three each of Thank you and Thinking of you. I had four days to get them all done. Fortunately, I had Thank you and Thinking of you cards in my stock. Then I found more than three Christmas cards that I had made for design team work that were never in my sale before. So that left only three each of the Halloween and Thanksgiving. I'll show you the Thanksgiving ones today and the Halloween ones in a couple of days! 

These were all coloring book images from the web.  They are all colored with copic markers.  The bottom one with the cornucopia has the rolled corners and the torn frames techniques from the TJ newsletter.