Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Technique Junkies JULY New RELEASES! And an "Oldie but a Goodie"!

TJ July New Release "Wish Upon a Starfish"

 I swear on all that is holy, my friends, that it seems I JUST DID THIS FIRST OF THE MONTH NEW RELEASE THING YESTERDAY.

Actually, I DID do this yesterday.

But that's not the point.

I meant this blog hop thing.

It seems that it has only been a few days since I stressed out trying to do all of this at the last minute. How many of you can truly relate to the stress of barely sliding under the wire to finish things I had plenty of time to do, yet managed to not do them?

And please don't mention the "P" word. This isn't procrastination. Procrastinators are merely "wannabes" to those of us who have elevated being "late" into an art form. You see, procrastinators simply sit around and think about the things they should be doing and consciously putting off.

Professionals, such as myself, don't think about what we should be doing AT ALL. Then, as the clock winds down, an internal alarm goes off and we rush to finish whatever it is that needs finishing.

Then while procrastinators sit around feeling guilty because they're late, my people sit around and feel insanely aggravated we had to do it in the first place.

That's why, I'm one of the elite: An Overachieving Underachiever.

And before you get your hopes up, know that many will want to emulate my success and few will succeed. So, you keep not-trying as hard as you can and one'll might not make it.

I was at Hobby Lobby when I saw this cute chest and figured it would be perfect for a little box in which to keep sea shells or other treasures. I covered it with design paper and Dresden scrap, then stamped and embossed the sentiment in white, glossy powder on a piece of adhesive cork paper. I also used splotches of gold embossing powder on the edges of the cork and sides, at random.

I found a small closure and used a small piece of brass I had that was an anchor that I used on the front. This can be a little tricky, but if you use brads to hold your hinges in the back and clasp in the front you'll have some wiggle room...literally!

This project took me less time than most every card I made during this 'seaside' theme. Oh! And I made sure to use 2 coats of white gesso before I even began. And that's how easy it is!

Now, enough of my silly rambling!! It's time for the Technique Junkies JULY RELEASE BLOG HOP! 

You should know the deal by now, but just in case your attention span is like that of a gnat (such as yours truly) I'll remind you:

From now until the 8th, ALL new releases are 15% off. And if you use my discount-TJ10Carmen-you'll get an additional 10% off!

While you're at it, stop by and see my hard-working homies! We LOVE it when you stop by!


  1. Whenever you did i t, it is totally awesome. I am the opposite. Getting the new stamps means I NEEEEEED to be in my stamp room using them. However, I just got home from being in Florida for six months, and I am still working at cleaning out places and putting things away. Soon, the stamps will call me and I will not be able to resist.

  2. Oh LORD...what I wouldn't give to be away from NC for the next 3 months!! It's already soup here. Miserable. I think you need a stamp partner, Judy. ;)

  3. This chest is a fabulous creation. It looks like a treasure check from under the sea. tfs-stay well.

  4. You did an amazing job. Sometimes I forget that we can make more then cards. Beautiful!

    1. You’re so sweet to say that! Believe it or not I get in the same mindset. But I have to say technique junkies has some fabulous stamps that make it easy to Bring it off the page, as I like to say! Take care and thanks for stopping by

  5. Ty Helen..I love the paper mâché from Michael’s and hobby lobby... makes it so easy to make fun things!