Monday, February 1, 2016

Technique Junkies February New Release Blog Hop

Hello All,
Welcome to Karen's blog, Dreaming and Creating.  We are in the midst of the Technique Junkie February New Release Blog Hop.  You should have arrived here from Judy's blog.  

How did you like her fab project!!  Super, wasn't it??!!   If you are just popping in, you may wish to start at the beginning of the hop on the Technique Junkies blog.

 All the designers are highlighting the February New Release!  And to Celebrate, Pat is offering a 15% discount on the February New Releases Feb 1- Feb 8.  Awesome!!

Note: Extra Sale!!!!  All stamps in the Love Category are 15% off Feb 1 - Feb 8.   ---Just in time to make Valentine's Day Cards for those you love.

I am showcasing two new releases: Hang in There and Houndstooth Check.  I also added a sensational sentiment to tickle your funny bone.  And, used a background technique.

Materials List:
Stamps: Houndstooth Check, Hang in There, and Living on the Edge all from Technique Junkies Stamps
Ink: Onyx Black Versa fine
Distress Stains: Worn Lipstick ad Aged Mahogany
CS: White, Pretty in Pink and Strawberry Slush from Stampin' Up
Pink Ruffled Ribbon
Pink Rhinestones

Make It:

  • Make a card from Pretty in pink CS and add a layer of Strawberry Slush ( a reddish pink color)
  • Make the Houndstooth Background using the Blended Stains Technique from the Artistic Effects CD--using stain colors listed above
  • Trim background; wrap ribbon around and add to card

  • Stamp Hang In There Cat on Strawberry Slush CS with Onyx Black ink
  • Add to card with dimensional adhesive

  • Stamp sentiment on Pink CS and layer with black CS 
  • Add to card with dimensional adhesive
  • Add three rhinestones

Now head off to  Sally Lynn's blog to check out  her lovely project!!
Thanks for stopping by and I hope you are enjoying the hop!!

Design Team Blog
Judy Jackson
Karen McAlpine   ----You are Here
Sally Lynn
Marilyn Hughes
Kathy Stacy
Jane Bosi
Tonya Davidson
Beth Norman
Pat Huntoon

Check back later today for Lost Coast Designs February Challenge and Vintage Stamping February Challenge.  Have a super day!!!  Oh, and Happy February!!  Didn't January fly by??!!   Love ya!

Karen McAlpine


  1. I hadn't seen this stamp yet Karen. Great card and sentiment. Thanks for being on the TJ Team.

  2. Welcome to the TJ team. You're an asset that for sure. Love all of your work. The cat card turned out really nice. That sentiment goes so well with it too.

  3. Cute card... especially for me as I have one kitty that likes to climb in my blinds!

  4. Thanks so much for the darling sample card and technique! xoxo


Thanks for stopping by! I enjoy hearing from other crafty artists -- please leave a comment.