Wednesday, April 1, 2015

My Name is Jane......And, I'm a Junkie!

Happy Wednesday....Happy April....I'm so glad you are joining me today!!  Today is the day!!!

The NEW Technique Junkies website was launched today!  I've been a Junkie for more than a decade!  It's truly been my honor to watch this company grow and to be a part of an amazing technique movement!  With the addition of a stamp line, a few years ago, Technique Junkies has really become a one stop shop!  I'm proud of this team and so excited you've joined us for today's Welcome Hop!  If you haven't started from the beginning, please head over to the Designer's Blog.  You will meet all of the Designers and be able to follow the hop from the very beginning!  I don't want you to miss one single thing!

If you are already on the hop, you've just visited my pal, Beth Norman, and seen her amazing work!  I've been working with Beth for years and she never fails to inspire and awe!!
Technique Junkies is also releasing a SLEW of new stamps today!  I must admit, I've had an impossible time choosing my favorites.  I've also neglected a few chores or twenty because I just cannot stop playing!

My first project, seen above, uses one of my all time favorite techniques, Bandana.  You will find the details of this eye popping and colorful technique on the Simple and Easy Inking Remix CD.  Stamps used:  Flourished Floral (#S627) and Always Be There (#SDX050).  I truly gasped out loud when I first saw the Flourished Floral image.  It is just exquisite!

My second project features a most riviting image and a technique from the Sensational Stencils CD called Stencil and Doodle.  Give me the beat!!!  Oh, how I just adore this image!
The stencil I used for this project is actually a 12 x 12 stencil from Heidi Swapp.  The stencil in it's entirety is a grouping of circles with hearts inside....use on a smaller platform elicits this random shape type background that I think works perfectly with this fun image!  After creating a card front sized panel, I split it into two pieces to create just a little bit of a more interesting panel.  I haven't stopped singing Free My Soul (#SD600) since my stamps arrived.  Isn't it just the best??
My You Are Amazing (#SDX045) card doesn't have a specific published technique attached to it, but does include yet another beautiful and unique image!  As the mother of five kiddos with a background and interest in Early Childhood Education, I am always drawn to images of children--especially when their spirit is so clearly felt.  I have many pictures and memories of my children running and splashing in puddles for the first time--you can almost feel the smile on this girls face!!  Rain Dance (#SD642) is sure to be a well used and favorite image for me!

I have more to share, but I'll call it quits for now!!  There's a SALE going on all week in the Technique Junkie store to help you celebrate all of the NEW with us!  The sale runs from April 1- April 8th!!  15% all stamps in the store--check it out!

Gini Cagle  has her wonderful talent to share with you next!  (I don't want to be a design hog all day!)  Be sure to visit me here and the Designer blog often for more inspiration!

TTFN & Don't Forget To Be Awesome!  Jane


  1. Gorgeous cards, Jane -- I love them all. Thanks for all you have done to get this Blog Hop up and running today.

  2. Jane I am in LOVE with your Rain Dance card. I love the water color background on it. Beautiful cards!!

  3. your plethora of cards are amazing. So beautiful. Your style seems to be changing and I love it.

  4. Beautiful cards! Love the bandanna technique and the Rain Dance cards the best.

  5. Now I have a song stuck in my head! Beautiful cards and you reminded me to return to the bandana technique... it's been far too long since I used it.

  6. Three great cards- loving your floral colors- and the image, and love the little one with the umbrella- beautiful work!

  7. Love all your beautiful cards.


  8. Can you believe that song is from 1971! Holy Moly I'm old!!! Had to pull it up and give it a listen - sure brings back some fun memories. Jane - you are a true artist. I just love all your cards, though I'd have to say my favorite of all these is the watercolor with bokeh dots. Just stunning. I'm pinching myself to be part of such a talented team. I really look forward to working with you. Kathy

  9. Wonderful projects! My favorite is the last one. YOU are amazing!

  10. I love the Flourished Floral and Rain Dance cards. Really lovely take on both of them. Hard to pick a favorite!