Monday, February 1, 2016

Fancy and Fun February--Technique Junkies

There is nothing better than a Monday morning HOP!!!  I'm not quite sure what happened to January, but here we are already at February's door!  I'm dedicating my entire post to the best gal pal ever.....she knows who she is (Fawn Darley) and she also knows I'm waaaay too lame to have gotten her birthday card in the mail for like the millionth year in a row!  I love her and certainly do not deserve her!  Happy Birthday, Sweet Friend!

Now that I've gotten the most important part taken care of, let's get this party started!  If you have not followed the hop to this point, you are going to want to head to the Technique Junkie Designer Blog where it all begins. If you have been hopping along, you've just been to the amazingly talented Kathy Stacy's blog!  She always amazes me!  Such creativity!

I've prepared a few goodies to share--I just love this new release!!  The good news for you is that the release images will remain on SALE for the next week!!  What an awesome deal!

While I readily admit to being mostly a homebody, I love images that capture the world around us.  This release is full of beautiful worldly images.  In the project seen above, I've used the new London Eye Background image.  This is a fun image to play around with.  I love the collagey (ya, that's a word) nature of it.  I've paired it with the birthday sentiment from Simple Sentiments 1a.

My second project is so me and my gal pal, Fawn Darley!!  She has always been and always will be my partner in crime.  We've been friends since the 4th grade.  Our youth was full of shenanigans that we often reflect on fondly!  Motherhood, responsible thinking and a good dose of common sense has encouraged cleaner living.....but....good times.  Good times.  This card is a tribute to all the nonsense of our youth (we were never caught--LOL!)

I started by stamping all of the sentiments from Partners in Crime in various distress inks, saving just enough space for the black sentiment.  I misted the stamped sentiments to run the inks.  Mug Shot was the perfect finishing touch for this card.  That, and a bunch of multi colored sequins :)
And finally, still a message to my bestie, but all cheekiness aside.  My final project bears the real sentiment, Always Be There--which is true.  I've created a colorful backdrop using the new Le Tour Eiffel.  I cut a frame from kraft card stock to highlight the beautiful image and then added a floral die cut from the same card stock.

My tribute is done,  but the inspiration continues!  Your next stop is Tonya Davidson!  Enjoy!

Be Awesome!  Jane


  1. Love the soft pastel colors you've chosen for your cards Jane. Very beautiful. That birthday card is a home run too. As always - love visiting on blog day. You are amazing.

  2. Fab! Love how you used the sentiments as a background! Great Projects!!

  3. Oh my gosh, such goodness. It's nice to have a bestie that you can create cards for. Your third card really speaks to me in the way you designed it with a die cut over top. Really effective.

  4. Oooh! All your cards are great! Thanks so much for sharing! I can't decide which one I like best but I certainly want to try all the techniques!

  5. I really like the color in your cards. I have a BFF like yours... only we got caught once, and for my folks that had better be the only time, and it was! LOL

  6. Beautiful cards! Love the colorful backgrounds :)