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Saturday, September 29, 2007

TECHNO TAKE-OUT (blog candy) with a bonus for 150 comments


Well, while I was fooling around with classes last night my counter hit 10,000 hits! I am amazed at this since I just gave away something for 5,000. Thanks to all of you who visit my blog and a super special thanks to all that leave me comment. There are many of you who send me private e-mails in stead of posting your comments on the blog and that is fine! It makes a girl feel good to hear that someone enjoys her work. As I have said in previous posts not only do I love to give stuff away, but I generally buy too much of everything that I buy, lol. Well, I now have a solution for this. I am giving away 10 alterable items. One for each thousand hits! And as a special bonus I will add a customer direct order for the winner's choice of designer paper frompages 171-173 of our current Stampin Up! catalog if I get over 150 comments. So tell you friends to come over and check it out. You only need to leave a comment letting me know what your favorite technique is and maybe a link or short description if needed. For those of you that don't know the Techno in my blog name is really short for Techniques because I love them.

List of items in give away.
1. Clipboard
2. A 3 and 1/2 by 3 and 1/2 solid wood block.
3 and 4. Two mini tins that I used to create those magnets in this post.
5. A mini rectangle tin.
6. A mini Paper Mache Circle Box.
7. A package of two large clothes pins from Creative Imaginations.
8. A jumbo chipboard flower from Making Memories
9. A plain white pencil box.
10 A Mead composition book

BONUS: your choice of designer paper from the current SU catalog pages 170-173 delivered directly to you from SU. This is only added if I get over 150 comments. Please only comment once. But do send over all your friends so we can get over the 150 mark. I will leave this open untill Friday 28th at 11:59pm EST. Thanks.

116 nice people left a comment:

amycara said...

Pick me, pick me! hee hee! I love your blog and about to post a comment on your last card...what a beauty!

KathyC said...

I really enjoy your blog and your clever ideas!! Hope I am the lucky winner :o) Keep up the great work!!!

Tangerine Dream said...

Ok, my favorite technique?!? THat is tough, because I'm still a newbie at techniques! I love Gamsol Magic, Burnished Watercolors (Technique Junkies newsletter, many PearlEx techniques... I recently subscribed to Technique Junkies, OMG, I am in heaven!!

Heidi Michel said...

My favorite technique is ... hmmm. Watercoloring, its the newest thing I have learned with the prismacolor pencils and gamsol. I love the look it gives to a picture! Thanks so much for the opportunity I frequent your blog alot.
Heidi

Diane said...

I've tried only about a dozen techniques so far so I don't have a vast list to pick from, but of those the favorite as been frosted filters. I really enjoy your blog!!
Diane

Mary Ellen said...

Hi Mary Jo! I love your ideas....they are always wonderful. Let's see...this is a tough one to pick a favorite technique...I guess right now it would be a new one coming out in the October Technique Junkies issue called Cuttlebug smoosh...it is really cool!!
Mary Ellen

Lesley said...

I am a bit of a technique-a-phobe (gasp, horror...) I'm hesitant to get my work area (or myself) too messy incase my nearly 5-year old comes to "help". This is my first visit to your blog, but am adding it to my favourites as your work is wonderful. Thanks for sharing your talent...

Jan Scholl said...

I think I have tried nearly everything at least once but always use distressing with ink or razor on everything.

Karen said...

Awesome MJ!! Great Techno Take-out too!! My fav tech is still Expressionistic Watercolor. I love how this turns out and it seems you can never go wrong with it!

rozie640 said...

I am a bit intimidated by techniques so I guess I fall back on heat embossing most of the time to add a little zip to my cards!!! Love your blog MJ, you are working very hard. I enjoy looking at all the sketch challenges you do.

JoAnn said...

You have a great blog here! I love learning/trying new techniques, and resist techniques are my favorites. I think I'd have to say that versamark resist is the one I'm doing a lot right now.

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Great ideas! Tech's...I luv them all...right now I'm into using the tech's in the cuttlebug folders, try it!

kathleenh said...

Ooh, I LOVE to alter things! My favorite technique is faux fairy dust . I love all of the sparkle.

CAKVD said...

These are FABULOUS prizes!!! How awesome!! I am newly addicted to altering items and these would be so much fun!! Congrats on the hits!!
Cheryl KVD

Tami said...

I'll add your candy to my blog (but probably not until tomorrow since that's when I'm planning on posting again). Thanks for the chance! My favorite technique is cracked glass and I also love the gamsol magic (I've been doing this a lot lately!)

Pattyjo said...

My favorite technique would be watercolor pencils and gamsol. I love the blending of the colors. Thanks for the chance!

rholschen@air-pipe.com

Betty said...

What an awesome giveaway!!! I would love to win!

Donna said...

so glad I discovered your blog recently! I've thoroughly enjoyed seeing all your great creations! My favorite technique is watercoloring. I'll post your blog candy link on my blog!

jodene said...

OMG what a great giveaway! Thanks for the chance!

dasimonds said...

I too, Love trying new techniques.
I am working on a long list of techniques to try...thanks to SCS I am learning. I recently tried the kissing technique...that is pretty cool!
Really enjoy my visits to your blog. Love seeing your new posts..
cards are always beautiful!
Thanks for a chance to WIN your new "Techno Take-Out"

Krisstee said...

Your Bog is great. Lots of ideas here..........LOL. I would have to say that watercolor pencils and gamsol is my favorite technique.

Angel Wilde said...

I love wax resist... so simple, yet...a wowser!

Cathy said...

You ROCK! What a giveaway you have for 10,000 hits. Congrats, not surprise, cuz your blog is great. I love all techniques. I have to try all and love to learn new ones. I would say right now mine is dry embossing and embossing paste. Thanks for a chance at your sweet candy.
cmeyers@hughes.net

Pat S. said...

Hi Mary Jo!
Congratulations on 10,000...WOW!!!

That is quite a collection you are offering up....thank you :)

My favorite technique right now is paper piecing. I just love dp!!

Kathi B said...

My favorite technique would be hard to pcik because I have been a chicken and haven't tried a lot of new ones. I guess technically embossing is a technique and I do love to emboss so I guess that would be my answer. Yeah embossing. That's it. :)

Melanie aka Batgirl said...

congrats on the hits! I love the embossing technique :)

Laura W said...

I really don't know that punches count as a technique, but I love using them! :) Thanks!

Kathy W said...

I love using paper piercing. I use my SU Mat pack and MM paper piercer. For fancier designs I grab an ornare stencil, and sometimes I just go freehand! Love the old time look it generates. Congrats on all the blog hits and thanks for the chance to win such a generous blog candy package!

Anonymous said...

Wow...that's some sweet candy! I really love Gamsol Magic, using my Prismacolor pencils. Thanks for sharing & for inspiring us!
~Brenda H.

Deenie said...

Congrats on all the hits.....really enjoy your blog! Hmm...fav tech.? I'm new to it, but am enjoying Prismacolor and Gamsol. The results are so beautiful...makes me feel like a real artist, which I'm totally NOT!
Keep up the the great work on the blog!

Anonymous said...

Ohhhh what absolutely awesome blog candy....I LOVE ALTERABLE ITEMS. My favorite technique is dry embossing. Super easy and adds the subtle touches a card may need...

Thanks for allowing me to play...
Congrats on the 10K...keep up the good work....

anette648@yahoo.com

maiahs_momma said...

My fav technique right now would have to be either watercoloring my stamped images or masking. Just found your blog this morning :), love what I see :)!

Patty H in CT said...

I just stumbled across your blog and I'm hooked. Your technique stuff is fabulous. I still haven't tried all of them yet, but I'm working on it. Great stuff, thanks for sharing.
Patty

Peggy Maier said...

I love the old tried & true heat embossing - can't go wrong there! I like trying new ones, but always fall back on it.

Little One said...

Congrats on the hits! I think right now my fav technique would have to be the MJ's surprise technique. It was so easy and fun. Wonderful Techno Take-outs. I love altering as well.
Off to refer friends~
Janeen

cards by designs said...

wow love this great give away. thanks for the great comments on my blog

Mary said...

Great blog, but I'm not crazy about the music. Best of luck to you!
Mary Hodgman

Far North said...

I love love love stamping techniques but stamping resist is my all time favorite! Congrations to you!

trulycanadiangirl said...

great blog deffinately goin in my favs.

Chelsey @ onecanadianchikc.blogspot.com

Heather Grow said...

Congrats on hitting 10k hits. I love your cards. I don't know if it's a technique, but, I enjoy putting non-scrapbooking stuff on cards. It always seems to have a fun impact.

GrammaStamper (Barb) said...

I'll post your blog candy on my blog tomorrow, when I post. For now, I've added you to my blog roll. My fav technique is alcohol ink backgrounds on glossy white or black. So easy that I can do it.

NC said...

My favorite technique is embossing - heat or dry. It's easy, but has great results!
Thanks for the contest and all the sharing you do!
Nicole
stampinlibrarygirl.blogspot.com

Aunt T said...

Congratulations on your blog milestone. My favorite technique is basically altering! I love to alter anything and everything I can get my hands on! When I'm shopping (or visiting my mom) I keep my eyes peeled for items I can alter. My one requirement is that they must be useful items!

Great blog give away!

Teresa

Momsnack said...

My favorite is anything to do with alcohol inks - I wish I could find more tutorials and/or ideas!
NancyS (momsnack)

Tracy said...

I love your blog! Great candy too! As for technique - I really like anything that alters my paper - soot, polished stone, shaving cream etc.

Thanks!

Lastel/STAMPINSTEL said...

What a great giveaway , would be fun to win these things ! I have more then one fave technique , they are heat embossing . dry embossing , watercoloring , and polished stone with Ranger alcohol inks .

Denise said...

i love distressing and making things shabby chic style...boy do I have some ides for those naked boxes..LOL Great blog! TFS!

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Sara said...

WOW! What awesome candy you have here! You've got great talent, so I'm not surprised you've hit 10,000 :)
I guess my favorite technique is faux metal. Love how it transforms an ordinary piece of paper to actually look like metal.
Good luck with everything!

Kathy said...

Great blog candy! Donna Baker sent me over :-) I'm a pretty simple stamper but I'd have to say my favortite technique is probably some type of resist--crayon or versamark or emboss because it's simple but wows each and every time.

Amy said...

I really enjoy watercoloring; it is fantastically soothing. But I love the look of emerging color, too. So cool!

Caraquena said...

Love reading your blog everyday. Love see all you new creations and learning from your techniques

diane mcvey said...

Wow, what a great offering!
I love heat embossing, it's just so neat, and you can do lots afterward...watercoloring is great too; there's LOTS of wonderful techniques!!! Have a great week :)

Mary Campbell said...

Wonderful techno candy. Thanks for sharing. My favorite technique is heat embossing. Love the blog. Thanks for sharing your ideas with us.

Sue Hills said...

I enjoy your blog - Love the songs on your playlist as well. One of my favorite techniques is emboss resist on glossy card stock.

Thanks for sharing your ideas!

Suzy said...

Wowee what goodies you have for us! You are too generous! My absolute fave technique is cracked glass - makes EVERYTHING look so magnificent.

Wife2TJ said...

Wow how generous of you, such wonderful blog candy. My favorite technique has always been cracked glass I love it. I also LOVE dry embossing as well, it always looks to elegant and pretty.

Keep up the wonderful work on your blog and thanks for sharing with us all!

Shirley said...

I do not have a favorite technique as of yet, however, love discovering anything new. Just discovered your blog...will return - May for blog candy!

Ijsbeer said...

I am a total newbie so no favorite technique yet..The embossing ones look so cool though..I am in total awe each time I see it.

I love to alter stuff. This is really cool candy!

Hope you have an awesome week!

shuggy said...

i love inking the edges of everything!!! is that a technique? or heat embossing. i love that but don't do it anough!!

Nancy Riley said...

That's some incredible blog candy you've got there! Thank you for the opportunity try winning it! My fav technique is a simple one ... Paper Piercing. It adds so much to a card, and is so very simple to do!

Angie said...

Congrats on 10K!! That is awesome!
My favorite technique is reverse masking. I just learned how and think it is such an awesome look.
Have a great week!
Angie W
Awaren6@comcast.net

Linda SS said...

My favorite technique is dry embossing. I seem to be addicted to brass stencils:) Great blog!

margie said...

Great Ideas... My favorite tech is masking... soo much fun!!!

Becky said...

Thanks for sharing your creative work! And thanks for the chance to win this prize!

Stamping Moments said...

Hi, great blog. I like using chalks with the versamark pad, But I wish I could find some gamsol in the uk as that with the watercolours looks fantastic

milighthousegal said...

I love your blog and read it all the time. I learn lots from you and you are my favorite!!

Beth Redding said...

I have subsribed to your blog for quite a while and would love to win your Techno Take-Out Alterables!!!
I actually tried your techinque challenge with the die-cut chipboard and tissue paper and one of them turned out really cute, but I still haven't made it into anything so never posted it - lol I love all techniques (especially all the new ones I've learned here), so it's hard to pick my favorite, but I do seems to have a sponge handy most of the time :)
Blessings,
Beth

Kristin O said...

I am a pretty simple stamper, so I don't get around to many techniques! I guess embossing or wax resist are my favorites of my limited arsenal! Thanks for the inspiration!

charity said...

i am new to stamping...so i will say the technique i most want to learn...watercoloring and markers to color in the stamped images.

congrats on the hits and thanks for a chance at great blog candy!!! :)

michelle said...

I love your blog. What awesome goodies you are giving away. My favorite techniques are colored pencils and gamsol and coloring with copic markers.

azkimbo said...

Hi,
I love your blog.. TFS! I finally tried rock n roll and love how easy it is. Otherwise it would be like alot here... watercolor pencils.
Thank you for the chance to win your yummy blog candy!

Tex said...

Wowweeeee!! Congrats on 10,000! I think I might like to move next door .... so I can "help" you when you "buy too many"! LOL One of my favorite techniques is using SU's Heat & Stick Powder to add Dazzling Diamonds glitter precisely! Whenever I show this to a class, it always gets Oooohs & Ahhhhs. *wink*

Ginni C. said...

My favorite technique is anything that involves H2O's ... love them, love their sparkle on anything! Great blog. Keep up the good work!

Sunflower Stamper said...

Wow, I have lots of techniques I like, but favorite right now would be the spot backgrounds (on glossy). Very quick and easy! Love your blog, I stop by often! Thanks for sharing your great creations!

Molly said...

My fav technique is distressing using inks and sanding. I'm also learning to use gamsol and primas.
Thanks for sharing your cards !You inspire us:)

janet allen said...

Sounds like your blog is growing with leaps & bounds! My favorite technique is heat embossing.

Pat S. said...

Hi Mary Jo!
Congratulations on 10,000...WOW!!!

That is quite a collection you are offering up....thank you :)

I really like the card you made using the background pop technique...I would love to learn how to do that!

Maureen Stivala said...

wow- congrats on your hits! I love poppin over here to see your blog as I peruse your great creations....you've given a lot of inspiration....thanks so much!!
Maureen

Anonymous said...

You are talented. And you have great choice in music selection for your blog. Such a refreshing change. I've LOVED Michael W Smith since I was like 12!
Please keep sharing your beautiful creations.
Kimberly in AZ

Stampin'JenP said...

You have a very wonderful blog with so many ideas. I love coming for the refreshing visits! Keep up the awesome work! Thanks for letting me be a part of this too! My favorite technique is embossing

Lisa K said...

I love your blog. You are a talented stamper!! My current favorite technique is the faux grid (or whatever it's called!)

rebecca said...

I enjoy learning all the techniques, but have to say you do amazing color techniques. I didn't do very well at coloring, even as a kid, so I appreciate anyone who can do it so beautifully. Congratulations on your success and thanks for letting me play along.

pamj14 said...

I really enjoy your cards. But most of all I love your quote "Don't tell God how big your problem is tell your problem how great the Lord is!"
For a technique I love to mask things when I'm stamping.
Have a wonderful day!
Pam J

Sue said...

Hey funny girl... my favorite technique is dry embossing! Good luck on your giveaway!

Kate said...
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Kate said...

Mary Jo, I love to see your latest projects and feel that our paths have crossed in the past - someday I'll figure it out. You are always so generous in your sharing and support. Thanks so much for everything.

My favorite technique is dry embossing.

kelly said...

I really enjoy your blog. I am still in a learning mode and I haven't mastered that many techniques but I do like the rock and roll and kissing techniques.
bravoblue4u@yahoo.com

Lisa Martz said...

I'm new to your blog, but am enjoying every minute of it! You are an inspirational stamper and I enjoy your site. Bookmarked in my favorites! My favorite technique is Emerging Color.

Denise... said...

Wow...you're over half-way on your comments goal. I'm sure you'll make it! Great candy!

Erika Martin - Stampin' Mama said...

Your blog is looking fantastic! You're doing a wonderful job with it and I love your style! Keep up the great work!

My favorite technique is the direct-to-paper technique. It never grows old for me!

What a generous blog prize! You ROCK!

fawn said...

You have a great blog!!!! My favorite technique would be resist. Keep the great ideas comming. fawn

Debby said...

Wow, this is really some really cool blog candy. Thanks for the chance to win.
My favorite tech is crayon resist, I also love to do the cut outs on cards.

Juli Smith said...

I am very easy to please - I LOVE heat embossing! It is sooo easy - and gives such a WOW effect - especially with SU! Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder(EP). AND - it is so satisfying to watch the EP melt and raise up. Lastly - instantly dry for watercoloring with the Aquapainter and Watercolor Wonder Crayons - my second favorite technique. Juli

Kim- hutchink :) said...

WOW what great goodies! My favorite technique would be cracked glass! Love the look of it! Plus it is fun to do!

rachelM said...

I am fairly new to this, just made some journals for my dd. Gonna have to try some of the things mentioned on your Blog. Thanks for sharing

Jadyeebug'saunt creations said...

I love the techinque where you use versaink and stamp your image, then use a brayer in any color and brayerer over it .
Thanks,
Mindy

Me :) said...

My favorite technique is using a die-cut machine to cut Flexi-Foam, then coating the Flexi-Foam with Stampin' Up Crystal Effects and covering the Crystal Effects with glitter. After that is dry, cover it again with Stampin Up Crystal Effects. It makes a very cool embellishment!

Tia said...

Great blog!!! My favorite technique right now is scratch and sniff cards, where you use scented sugar free powder mixed with clear embossing powder on a card. I have been doing pumpkin spice with Carved and Candlelit and making some fab cards. Smells so yummy for fall! I also love watercoloring on watercolor paper, distressing, making 3D items from cardstock, and altering just about
everything.

Tia
tiadias@verizon.net

scrapngrannie said...

HI, I am new to learning techniques I was taught to do it one way and I am finding all kinds of techniques so far the only thing that I have tried is eyelets and brads.. I am going to sign up for stampin up !! I can't wait..

~ Jayme ~ said...

I've never altered items before, so winning these would be great!! :) Would love to learn a new technique. I suppose my favorite technique would be the use of brads and eyelets...ribbon too.

themineralladies said...

I absolutely love coming to your blog. I love the music playing on it. Sometimes I just leave it open when I am doing other things so I can hear the songs.
Love all you do on here, you are very talented! Keep up the great work
My favorite technique is watercoloring I think.

Hugs, Sherri

Bev S. said...

Love your blog! It's hard to pick a favorite technique but I really like Poppin' Pastels & Crayon Resist.

StampingJoan said...

Hard for me to pick any one technique......but I think I love my prismacolored pencils and gamsol the most right now. While I love my SU stuff, I love the looks these pencils give.

And congrats on your hits!!!!
WOOHOO!

WJ said...

I sure enjoy your blog, I look forward to each update...it gives me inspiration!!! Thank you so much for sharing.

heather a. said...

Hi there!
Love your site and your creations. You are extremely talented! Always enjoy learning something new here. Money is very tight in our family right now, but i would love to get your newsletter in the near future.
I am anxious to learn more with the chipbaord itemss...i need guidence there, i love the looks created with it.
thanks for all you do
heather in michigan
heatherinmich(at)sbcglobal(dot)net

Merveilleuse said...

I love heat embossing, and my favourite technique right now is emboss resist.

Catherine said...

My favorite technique has to be faux fairy dust.. anything shiny, i love it! thanks for the chance. Great blog.

CINDY CAYTON said...

Your site is awesome! I look at it each day for ideas. Gosh I have so many fav is it hard to say a fav. I right now into altering things and clipboards and all that but last night iI took 2 classes on embossing with paste and we used the paste on ribbon and and aceate and b vellum so I am afraid i am ging to be hooked onto that for awhile. its the newest thing Ive leantred so I guess right now it is my favorite. cincay12@aol.com

HeyHeyPaula said...

i enjoy visiting your blog - so many good ideas & tips. My favorite technique is poppin' pastels. I like the resist techniques too. Thanks for offering great blog candy.

carol grove said...

Hi!! I LOVE your blog! I check and read it over and over every day! Keep up the good work! Carol Grove

milighthousegal@yahoo.com

basketbabe said...

My favorite technique is the Grid. I am relatively new at stamping.

dianalb said...

Love your site. Have it saved as one of my favorites. Love your Favor Tins Holiday Magnets technique. Can't wait to go out and buy some tins and get started. Keep up the wonderful work. Dianalb

Roni said...

WOW! Congrats! GREAT blog candy...Can you see me with both hands in the air waving wildly, shouting ME ME ME!

Jen said...

Yummy Alterables. And it appears that the winner will definitely be getting her paper!! Your blog is great. Thanks for sharing

Yvette said...

WOW! Awesome blog candy!! Hard to pick a technique - I like to distress with ink a lot - does that count?

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