Tuesday, June 19, 2018


Hello my blog friends....

I'm showing off two fabulous new stamp sets from Technique Junkies Stamps today...I love these two sets together "Sunflower Duo" and "Sunflower Sentiments" and you can get them both as well as any and all other Technique Junkies Stamps you might like with a 10% discount if you use my discount code of TJ10CHERI.  Go shopping and enjoy the discount on your entire purchase.  

Creating this card was so easy....and who doesn't love that?  The sunflower was stamped with VersaMark embossing ink and heat embossed with white embossing powder.  I then sponged Distress Inks in and around the image to color it.  After stamping the sentiment I die cut the sunflower panel with a stitched rectangle die and mounted it against a gingham paper and then mounted it all on a white card base.  

Thank you so much for stopping by and I hope you found some inspiration while you were here.  

Please visit and join the Technique Junkies FaceBook Page and show off your creations using Technique Junkies Stamps.  It's a great place to inspire and be inspired.  

There's a  Technique Junkies challenge - come over and play along - you could win some awesome stamps from the TJ Store.  You'll need to use TJ Stamps in order to win, so if you don't have any, or would like more, just use my coupon code and grab some with the discount then create and play along.

One more thing...don't miss Technique Junkies Stamps YouTube  where Pat Huntoon has uploaded some fabulous techniques for you to try with your stamps.  

Wednesday, June 13, 2018


Hello house friends!!! 

Here we are with another Tic, Tac, Toe challenge at The House That Stamps Built.

I know I have a wacky sense of humor, but when I saw this image on Pinterest, I instantly thought of the sentiment from the "Bottoms Up" set #9608-C.   The other RI stamps used are RI#9508-J "Ship (in a bottle)" and RI# 2717-L "Humpback Whale".  Here's the photo that inspired my card and got my wacky sense of humor activated.  

from the Tic, Tac, Toe board I followed the center horizontal line, Masculine, Embossing (my images are heat embossed) and background wash.  

I hope I have inspired you to join the challenge....we accept wacky sense of humor creations too.  For the details on how to enter our challenge, check them out at THE HOUSE.  

And don't miss out on the fabulous creations my team mates have made for this challenge....here are their blogs.

Wednesday, June 6, 2018


Hi house friends!!! 

Today is another challenge at The House That Stamps Built, and this week it's a designer's choice challenge and it's Esther's turn to challenge us.  Her challenge is "Summer Vacation".  

How about a beach vacation and building sandcastles in the sand?  My card uses RI# 9016-M "Sandcastle" and RI#9003-E "Happy Summer" and RI#5105-I "Cloud Sil (lg).

I did a little no line coloring with Copic Markers on this card, highlighting with my white gel pen and sponging Mustard Seed and Squeezed Lemonade Distress ink along the edges.  The cloud was stamped with Faded Jeans Distress Oxide Ink.  

Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you'll play along in Esther's challenge with us.  All the details of how you can enter and what you could win can be found at The House.

Check out my awesome team mates for more Summer Vacation inspiration.  

Tuesday, June 5, 2018


Hey there, Technique Junkies Stamps fans, 

Did you get a chance to hop with the design team on Friday, June 1st and check out all the new stamps that are being released this month?  You still can hop and you can also grab all the or any of the stamps you like from this release for a full 15% off - but time is running out...June 8th is the deadline for the discount.  

Any and all other stamps you might like while you're shopping can be purchased with my discount code TJ10CHERI and a full 10% off.  

This card uses "Famingo 1"  and "Happy Bird Day" from the new release.  I painted the birds and the background with Nuvo Mousse as Pat Huntoon showed in a recent YouTube video.  It was really fun to do and I'll be doing more of this with the mousse.  

Thanks for stopping by.  Don't forget to get your discounts (15% off the new June 2018 stamps and 10% off all other stamps and products using my discount code) and have a fun week.  

Friday, June 1, 2018


Woohoo!!! Technique Junkies Stamps is releasing some fabulous stamps this month and you will love them.  If you came here from the incredibly talented Lee Ann Barrett's blog, you're in the right place. (Didn't you love her creations?) If not, and you want to take the hop in order, you can begin HERE at the TJ Blog.  

All the stamps in this release are discounted at 15% until June 8th.  No code needed, they are automatically discounted.  So don't miss out on that big discount.  While shopping in the Technique Junkies Stamps store, and you happen to want other stamps, I can help you with discount of 10% off those.  Just enter my discount code TJ10Cheri in the discount code area upon check out.  

I needed a guy graduation card and love how this came out.  I used "Map Collage" and stamped with a brown waterproof ink, die cut the image, sponged around the outside edges and added crackle paint.  When it was dry, I mounted it on kraft card stock and added a sentiment from "Wisdom of Oz" (save 10% off this stamp by using my discount code) from the March 2018 release.  

I thought this would make another great graduation card.  Using two stamps from this release "Flamingos Background" and "Balance on One Leg".  The bg stamp was created using a  3-D background technique I showed before HERE.  

My final card for the hop uses this awesome sunflower stamp "Sunflower Duo" and I paired it with a sentiment from the new set "Sunflower Sentiments".  I colored the sunflower with my Chameleon Colortone pencils.  In the background I used "Classic Harlequin Stencil" , which I sponged with ink.  Love how it turned out.  

For all my cards, I used my MISTI.  I couldn't stamp without it!!!! 

Thanks for stopping by.  Now please head on over to the super talented Stephanie Severin's blog and see her fabulous creations.  

Don't forget to grab these new stamps with the 15% discount but it's only good until June 8th.  For all other purchases please use my discount for more savings. (no deadline on that discount).  

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