Saturday, October 6, 2018


You won't want to miss this big sale in recognition of WORD CARD MAKING DAY!  

Have fun shopping at Technique Junkies Stamps.

Wednesday, October 3, 2018


Hello house friends!!!! 

Another month has begun and that means at The House That Stamps Built we get a designer's choice challenge to take on.  This month, Shirley has challenged us to create with the theme "It's Up In The Air".   Use that as your starting point and join us all in Shirley's challenge.  

During the last few weeks of September, we watch the monarch butterflies begin their long journey back to Mexico.  Some days the air is full of them, other days, not so much.  They look like flying flowers and while I love to see them, their departure means cold weather will be arriving.  

You may see some familiarity about my card...This is a second card I made for another designer's choice challenge at the beginning of August when Joy challenged us to circles.  I put this one aside thinking it might be a good fall card.  However, I think it fits right in to Shirley's challenge this week.  

I used RI Stamps #5106-H "Butterfly Sil (lg), #5123-C "Butterfly Sil (sm), #5125-C "Dragonfly Sil (sm).  , #5812-I "Compass", #5016-N "Genealogy" and the sentiment is #2536-G "Let Your Light...".  The additional stamped circles were created with found items around my desk.  

I hope you'll check out the challenge at The House and come on over and play along with us and please visit my team mates blogs for tons of incredible inspiration for this challenge.  

Thanks so much for stopping by.  

Tuesday, October 2, 2018


Hello my Technique Junkies Stamps friends!  

Did you get a chance to take the October new release hop yesterday?  The creativity from this design team using these new stamps was over the top inspiring.  Wow!  

All the stamps in this release are now available at a 15% off retail price but only until October 8.  No coupon code needed.  Also, to let you know, all other TJ Stamps (excluding the new ones and ones on clearance) can be purchased at a 10% off discount using my personal coupon code of TJ10CHERI at check out.  Treat yourself to some fun shopping. 

I might be jumping the gun a bit, creating this happy new year card, but I absolutely am in love with the new "Season's Greetings Set of 6" stamp set and I couldn't help myself. 

I love the vintage look of this card and it was so easy to achieve.  Simply mask off an area on a white card stock panel and lightly sponge Antique Linen Distress Ink inside the mask.  Stamp the image in a green dye ink and color in.  (I used  Memento Forever Green and Copic Markers).  The sentiment was stamped with the fabulous new Clair Ink from VersaFine "Fallen Leaves".  The mask was removed and for a gold edge (adding to the vintage look) I used Nuvo Glitter Marker in gold.  A white gel pen was used to add the highlights to the berries.  Easy peasy card, for sure.  

Thanks for stopping by.  I hope you'll catch the hop from yesterday if you haven't already.  Don't forget to grab those new stamps while you can at 15% off and any others you might like using my discount coupon of TJ10CHERI.  

Monday, October 1, 2018


Hello everyone!  

It's the first of a new month (October already!) and Technique Junkies Stamps has a new group of stamps to release for October and you are going to love them!  

What's more all these new stamps are being offered at 15% off from now until October 8.  If you love these stamps (and I know you will), grab them at this great savings before the deadline.  No coupon code required.  

All other stamps and supplies can be purchased for a 10% discount when you add TJ10CHERI in the coupon code area upon check out.  

If you've hopped here from the incredibly talented Jeanne Streiff's blog, you're in the right order for the hop.  If not, I know you'll want to start at the beginning and not miss one fabulous blog and creation using these new stamps.  

This card uses the adorable "Snowman Whimsy" and is framed using the wispy pine boughs from "Seasons Greetings Set of 6".   

The gorgeous new stamp "Pine Spray" was used on this card.  I also followed an older inking technique "Vintage Art" from the June/July 2011 Technique Junkies Newsletter.  The background was created by dragging brown dye inks over a light cream colored card stock panel.  I created a frame using an older Spellbinder label die set and sprayed the frame with Shimmering Bliss Spray "Chestnut Mare", which is a lovely warm brown spray.  The sentiment is from "Gifts of Christmas" Stamp set.  (FYI, you can pick this set up for 10% off by using my coupon code 10TJCHERI.)

For my final card I stamped this amazingly gorgeous "Poinsettia Frame"  in VersaMark embossing ink and heat embossed it with copper ep on a light pink card stock panel.  I then colored it with Copic Markers in the Red group.  The highlights on the petals were created with a white PrismaColor pencil.  The tiny dots in the center were created using a white gel pen.  The sentiment is "Merry Christmas 2".  A very light spray of Shimmering Bliss Spray Topper "Iridescent" was sprayed over the entire panel giving it a beautiful shimmer.  

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  I hope you found some inspiration while you were here.  To continue the hop in order, please go on over and check out another incredibly talented crafter on the team, Stephanie Severin.  

Here's my coupon code one more time if you'd like to take advantage of a 10% discount on all stamps (excluding the October stamps and clearance items), Shimmering Bliss Sprays and other supplies, in the Technique Junkies Stamps Store.   

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