It's a Treasure Hunt!

December always brings a bounty of gifts and this season is no different. This week, the Technique Junkie Newsletter designers and writers have come together to give you a bounty of eye candy celebrating the December 2009 Technique Junkie Newsletter issue! If you started here, you may want to stop reading this post for a minute or two, and go to the Technique Junkie Blog, where the festivities start. As you follow along the path of the Treasure Hunt, you will collect clues...which will eventually take you back here.

When you have finished all the clues, simply leave a comment with the word "key" you have discovered -- and you will be entered for this month's hunt.

Hey, I bet you want to know what the treasure is this month!

Well, we start with this gorgeous paper pack from Club Scrap:

And then we have this HUGE 8-1/2 x 11" red rubber stamp sheet - packed with over 35 images and perfect for inchies -- from Innovative Stamp Creations:
Then we have this elegant alphabet set from Clear Artistic Stamps:
And finally, I have this gorgeous Set of 5 stamps from Art Neko:
I hope you love this eclectic collection as much as I do. If you do, and you have followed the clues, you will need this letter to complete your journey: S

Now simply leave a comment by Friday, December 4th at 9am EST. Make sure to leave the "key" to the hunt with your comment -- the letter clues you collected along the way. The winner will be selected on Friday morning. Make sure that you leave enough information so that I can contact you to let you know you won. Note that I have comment moderation on -- so you will not see your comment appear, either. Just a reminder that Blogger does NOT leave me your email address. A great way to do this is to leave your email address in a spelled-out way, such as "p huntoon at optonline dot net." I will use my handy random number generator to pick the winning entry. You do NOT need to be a TJ subscriber to win. Good Luck!

Congratulations to Deb Langdon, the winner of this Treasure Hunt!

Weekly Giveaway: Christmas from Two Nancy's Artstamps

I love Christmas! This week we are celebrating it early with our giveaway from our friends at Two Nancy's Art Stamps. The giveaway this week is a jammed-packed sheet of Christmas sayings that you will love!

The card I made to celebrate the season today uses the "Ho! Ho! Ho!" saying from the set, along with the Santa from THIS SHEET. I thought that the Santa had a rather retro feel to him, so I used bright colors on my Embossed Crayon Resist background (10-09 issue of the Technique Junkie Newsletter). And I couldn't help myself -- I HAD to use liquid applique on his hat, beard and cuffs!

The sheet that Two Nancy's has supplied for us is below. These sayings pair perfectly with the sheet above, or with this sheet, too. And all of these stamps are sold individually, too! Honestly, when I was making my card, I had a VERY hard time deciding which of these luscious images I wanted to use...And don't forget that YOU GET 20% OFF any of the Christmas Stamps using the code twonancys1030. That is a good deal!

Okay, time for the giveaway! To enter this giveaway, simply leave a comment by Sunday, November 29th at 9am EST. If you are so inclined, tell me which of the Two Nancy's Christmas Images is your favorite! The winner will be selected on Monday morning (11-30). Make sure that you leave enough information so that I can contact you to let you know you won. Just a reminder that Blogger does NOT leave me your email address. A great way to do this is to leave your email address in a spelled-out way, such as "p huntoon at optonline dot net." I will use my handy random number generator to pick the winning entry. You do NOT need to be a TJ subscriber to win. Good Luck!

The winner of this giveaway is Patricia Schwartz!

Scrappin' Saturday: Zoo Layout



Since I scrapbook as often as I can on Fridays, I am starting a new feature here: Scrappin' Saturdays. I hope to display a new scrapbook page each Saturday from the previous week (or at least, something new to you!). I hope you enjoy this new feature!

This week's layout (you may have to click on it to make it larger and to get more detail) was of Zoo pictures from Cape May this summer. The giraffe is stamped (a close-up is on the right) using Close To My Heart Stamps. I did use the torn frame technique (December 2008 Technique Junkie Newsletter) on one of the mats, too. In addition, the title uses crackle paint from Tim Holtz -- I love this stuff. I especially like that I used my woefully neglected fibers to spruce up the title along the edge of the Z and the two O's! Here is a close-up of that:
If you are so inclined, leave a comment and let me know whether you like this new feature!

Well, that's it for today -- thanks for sharing in my scrapbook adventures!

Blogger's Challenge -- Happy Fall!

Today's Blogger's Challenge was the theme "Happy Fall, Y'all". Not too much of a stretch for me -- It's my favorite time of year! Living in the Northeast, the fall is always a feast for the eyes. Brilliant colors adorn the trees and then there is something we like to call "sweater weather." There is nothing like bright sunshine on a fall day, is there?

My creation today uses the Pendant Park stamp set from Stampin' Up!. I peppered my tree with a bit of Flower Soft (You, know, the flower soft that I bought in JUNE that I haven't opened yet? THAT Flower Soft?). Did you know that you can make your own? You can find a great video on it HERE from Technique Junkie Holly Young. (Note, I fixed the broken link to the video on Sat., 11-14-09)

My card is layered on a Cuttlebug Highlight background from the October 2008 Technique Junkie Newsletter (OF COURSE there is a technique. How could there NOT be?).

Remember that I have a limited time sale on right now -- $19.95 for 7 issues (December 2009 to December 2010) OR one year renewals for $16.50. Details of each offer are on my sidebar. Just thought you might want to know!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Weekly Giveaway: Wellbeing from Club Scrap

Well being. Ahhhh. I don't know about you, but one of the ways I find well-being is from fondling great paper (really, I do!). That is why this giveaway is so special!

The well-being card above uses the Painted Paneling Technique from the October 2009 Technique Junkie Newsletter as a backdrop to the truly unique stamps from this week's giveaway. We are very lucky to have Club Scrap as our sponsor! Club Scrap has generously supplied an image-packed unmounted rubber stamp sheet along with a fabulous 20 piece luscious 12"x12" paper pack from the Apothecary kit! Just look at the paper and stamps the our lucky winner will receive:

They are just extraordinary! One of the things I love about CS is the amount of detail that goes into every item they produce. Such high quality!

Did you know that YOU will also receive 25% off select unmounted stamps on the
Club Scrap site by using the code TJstamp at checkout? I was browsing around today and have my shopping bag full of gorgeous stamps and paper. So many beautiful things!

Okay, time for the giveaway! To enter this giveaway, simply leave a comment by Monday, November 16th at 9am EST. If you are so inclined, tell me whether you think I am a bit nutty for fondling my paper! The winner will be selected on Monday morning. Make sure that you leave enough information so that I can contact you to let you know you won. Just a reminder that Blogger does NOT leave me your email address. A great way to do this is to leave your email address in a spelled-out way, such as "p huntoon at optonline dot net." I will use my handy random number generator to pick the winning entry. You do NOT need to be a TJ subscriber to win. Good Luck!

Alluring Gypsy Woman...


I was just playing around with these cool gypsy images from Alluring Impressions and thought I would share this creation. I used the Out of the Box Technique (October 2004 issue of the TJ Newsletter) for the wagon portion, and the Torn Frames Technique (October 2008 issue) for to highlight my creation with turquoise. Everything was colored with Copic Markers.

Hope you are having a creative day!