Tuesday, April 25, 2017


Hey there, Junnkies,

A quick post today to show you this fun card using Technique Junkies Stamps "Kitty Watching" and "Watcha Doin".   I created it a few days ago and sent it to my friend who is in the hospital recovering from surgery.  She has a great sense of humor and I knew this card would give her a giggle or two.  It did me!  

I created a window and frame with Stitched Arch Stax dies from My Favorite Things to place the kitty face in after coloring it with Copic Markers.  Before placing the image inside the window, I splattered the front panel with black and green watered down acrylic paints for accent.  

Such an easy and fun card to create.  

If you'd like to grab these stamps, or any other stamps from Technique Junkies for yourself and would enjoy a little discount, use my code TJ10Cheri for a full 10% off your entire order.  Just enter the code at check out.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you get some crafting time for yourself today!  

Monday, April 24, 2017


Hello everyone!  I'm here with a new Project of the Week for The House That Stamps Built .  I'm calling it faux silk background, but it may have another name somewhere else.  

This is what it looks like.  

Here are the supplies you'll need: 

A piece of white card stock cut a little smaller than your tissue paper piece.  Tissue paper, dye inks of your choice, glue.  You can use a glue stick, I used ATG double sided tape. 

Begin by inking your stamp(s) with your choice of ink and stamp your tissue paper in the area or areas where you'd like your image or images to appear. 

Once you have the tissue paper piece to your liking you now must do the hard part....wait for it to dry completely.  You can hit it with a heat gun if you can't wait, but it's very, very important that the ink is completely dry.  

When the tissue is dry, roll it into a ball then unroll it carefully.  Cover your white card stock with glue completely, and gently lay your tissue piece over it carefully tapping it to the card stock piece to adhere.


Here's a close look at what it should look like

Trim the edges and use it on your card base as desired.  

I hope you like this and give it a try, it makes a unique and lovely background.  
Thanks for stopping by today and have a super creative week!  

Wednesday, April 19, 2017


Hello there crafty peeps!  

There's a new inspiration challenge at The House That Stamps Built and here it is. 

Gorgeous isn't it?  Whatever it is that inspires you from this image, (the colors, the texture, the image itself...) go with it and enter our challenge.  You will be entered in the end of the month drawing for a $25.00 gift certificate for Repeat Impressions stamps.  

I was inspired by the colors, and I used watercoloring to try and bring them to the background of this card.  The colors are much better in person.  However, I was also inspired by the texture and used the RI Stamp #1216-O "Ruffled Heart Border" to show that.  The sentiment is RI#1211-J "So Faith".  

For more great ideas for inspiration check out my team mates....their projects are amazing.  

Deonna - Donna - Heather - Joy - Laurie - Patti J - Shirley 

We all hope you get an opportunity to play along.  You can get all the details at The House.  

I'm so happy you stopped by.  If you love RI stamps as much as I do, grab my code rr10cw for a 10% discount and enjoy.  

Tuesday, April 18, 2017


Hello there junkies.....

I recently purchased some Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Inks from Technique Junkies Store and I couldn't wait to play with them.  

I first have to tell you how incredibly smooth these inks are to blend, and layering them was so much fun...once I started, it seemed like I couldn't stop.  If you haven't tried them, let me enable you....you will love them! 

Here's a card I made building multiple layers of DOI and a stencil.  The Technique Junkies stamp I used for this card is "Shine Like Sunbeams" .  The words in the stamp are open, and I to help make them pop a little more, I used a gray Memento marker to fill in the open areas.  

The stencil I used is from Memory Box.  After doing all my ink playing, I sprinkled some water on the layer and blotted it off for some added dimension.  I also sprayed some Perfect Pearl spay over the panel for some additional pazazz!  

If you love techniques, join our FaceBook Page  and see what we're all up to.  

Also, you're invited to join the new MONTHLY CHALLENGE where we showcase a new technique each month, give you the tutorial and an opportunity to win a $25.00 gift certificate to the TJ Store.   This month (April 2017) the technique is Tie Dye.  Check out THIS post for more information.  

Can't wait to win and want you some TJ Stamps...I have a discount code for you...use TJ10Cheri at check out and you'll be given 10% off your entire order of stamps.  

Have a crafty week and I hope to see you in our new mothly challenges as well as on our FB page.  

Saturday, April 15, 2017


Hey there crafty junkies....there's a new challenge in town...actually, it's not in town, it's over at the Technique Junkies Blog.  

It's a monthly challenge, which means you have a month to complete and post your entry.  For this month, you have until May 13 to enter.  Winners will be announced on May 14.  The winner will receive a $25.00 gift certificate to Technique Junkies store.

The link to hook your entry up to the challenge is on this TJ Blog post.  

Each month we will challenge you to a new technique and this week the technique is called "Tie Dye Circles" and HERE is where you can get the tutorial for this technique.  

The stamps I used for this card are "Birds on a Fence" and "Road Trip set of 6".  

There you have it...the new Technique Junkies monthly challenge...but wait, there's MORE...I have a discount code for you if you'd like to purchase some fabulous TJ stamps for 10% off it's TJ10Cheri.  Just enter that code when you check out and you'll get the discount.  (see my badge top left sidebar here).  

Have a super crafty week and I can't wait to see your entry in our new challenge.  

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