Thursday, March 1, 2018


Hello Junkies!!!  A new month equals a new stamp release from Technique Junkies Stamps and a design team blog hop to show them off!  

If you came from the blog of very talented Lee Ann, you're in the right place.  If not, and you'd like to follow the hop in order, start HERE at the beginning.

I think you'll love this release....and from what I've seen of the creations from the design team, you're going to be blown away.  

Now....just to let you know, if you see some stamps from this release that you love (and you will), you can purchase them and receive a 15% discount from today until March 8th.  That's the deadline.  Treat yourself to some - or all - of these fabulous stamps and get that 15% discount.  You don't have to do anything, the discount will be applied to your cart.

While you're shopping, if you see other stamps (from previous releases) or the Color Burst Pigment Powders, that you'd like to add to your collection, use my discount code TJ10Cheri and get all of them for 10% discount (you will have to add that in the "code" area upon check out).

The background for this awesome image "Fly" was created using Color Burst Pigment Powders  by Ken Oliver, from the Caribbean Brights collection.  The embossed circles are impressions of stacked circle dies.

The stamp I used here is "Faith, Family Farming" .  I'm very partial to farms, as I live on farm land that once belonged to my husbands grandparents.  The image was colored with Chamelon Colortone Pencils.  The bg panel was created by dragging a gray ink over the panel and when that was dry I dragged a white pigment ink over it again until I was satisfied with the result.  

I was in a silly mood when I created this card...that cat...he cracks me up.  He's "Birthday Cat" and I wanted to pair him with this sentiment from "Wisdom of OZ"...I giggled the entire time I was creating this card.  The bg is Distress Oxide Inks, mixed with water and dropped in drops and blown through a straw to disperse over the panel. 

I hope you enjoyed these cards and found some inspiration.  Now, I'll send you over to the incredibly talented Stephanie.  You will love what you see there.  

Don't forget...discount15% on all March 2018 Stamps until March 8th, and 10% off your entire order of all other stamps - as well as all the Color Burst Pigment Powders - if you add my code to your order.  

Wednesday, February 28, 2018


Hello house friends!  

Another month has moved along and here we are with our last challenge of the month, ANYTHING GOES for The House That Stamps Built.  

This card was so much fun to create. I used my gelli plate to create the bg with alcohol inks for this spectacular dragon fly stamp RI#4401-O, "Dragonfly Lg" and then framed him with a square scalloped die.  The sentiment is a partial from RI#2502-I "Wishing You Joys"   that I stamped and cut out with an older Spellbinders ribbon label die I had.  The other cut portion of the stamp is on the inside.  

Take a peek at my Rock Star team mates for loads more of ATG inspiration.  

Thanks so much for stopping by today and please join us for this ATG challenge.  The details of how to enter and what you might win can be found at THE HOUSE.  

Tuesday, February 27, 2018


Hello Junkie fans....

"Life is all about finding people who are your kind of crazy"....oh, yes it is!  

Do you love Technique Junkies Stamps?  Would you love a discount when you purchase them?  Psssst.....I can get you 10% off your entire order if you just use my discount code at check out TJ10Cheri....try it.  It works!  

So, I was out shopping the other day and ran across this gift bag that made me laugh out looked so much like one of my favorite Technique Junkie Stamps, "Your Kind of Crazy".  from the August 2017 release, I just had to buy it. this not the cutest gift bag???  

I could not wait to get my stamp out and create a card from this inspiration bag....

This card was so much fun to create and I just had to share it here.  The image was stamped with a light grey dye ink and I used my Chameleon Color Tone Pencils to color the ostrich.  I drew in some longer eyelashes and used my white gel pen to highlight the eyes a bit more.  The white "pearls" and "crowns" were drawn on with my Posca white pen.  I had some feathers in my stash so I cut a tiny slit in at the base of each crown and stuck them inside.  I had some colored dew drops so added them at the base of the feathers.  The final touch was to doodle around the image (as it is on the bag), mount in against a darker die cut and mount it to the background layer.  I used a star stencil on the bg layer and sponged white pigment ink into the negative areas to create the bg.

That's my post!  Thanks for stopping by today.  I hope you found some inspiration or better...a giggle!  

Go ahead and visit/join the Technique Junkies FaceBook Page and post your creations using TJ stamps...we love to see your creations.  And, don't forget...we have a monthly challenge on our Design Junkies Blog check it out...and on MARCH 1st....mark your calendars....we're having our March Release Blog Hop.  

Once again, here's my discount coupon for you....go shopping and grab some happy.  

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