Sunday, November 5, 2017

Pockets & Lockets

Howdy Paper Crafters!

A couple of items from our planner sale last month carried over - the Friendship Planner Kit and the Pretty Planner Kit. Don't forget about the $25 start up special that goes until the end of November. We have never had a start up sale a good as this one! I don't foresee there being another one like this anytime soon so the best time is now to become a Fun Stampers Journey Coach. Let me know if you have any questions!

The new sale for this month is our  Pockets and Lockets promotion. Several pocket die-cuts and some of our Journey Blooms jewelry is on sale at 20% off for the month of November.

Check out the Fun Stampers Journey blog for some wonderful ideas on how to use these pockets and lockets together for you holiday gift giving. They are amazing!

Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

November Bloom Box

Howdy Paper Crafters!

Today I want to do a quick post to show you the new Fun Stampers Journey Bloom Box for November. It's so cute and versatile too. You can choose a single month or a 6 month subscription at a savings. Item numbers are listed below. Just click on my online store to order yours today. Watch the video here. Don't forget the Holiday Mini Catalog is still running so be sure to check that out too.

Have a crafty day!

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Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Noel & Holly

Howdy Paper Crafters!

I know it's Halloween but I have a Christmas card for you today.  This is one given to us FSJ coaches as a challenge. We were given a square card layout which is below. I also did the same card in a 1/4 sheet card for my card class coming up.

I used Kiwi Slice cardstock for my card base and the large circle. The next layer is from the Christmas Cheer Prints paper pack in the Holiday Mini Catalog. There are so many pretty papers in that pack. Next is the Candy Apple Sparkle Ribbon placed near the the bottom of the card. I used the matching piercing element when using the next to the largest Circle Die. The smaller circle is cut from Cranberry Bliss cardstock. The holly image is from the Holiday Sparkle stamp set and was stamped with Black Licorice True Color Fusion Ink then die cut with the matching die. To color the image I used Limeade, Fresh Forest, and Candy Apple Liquid Colors. Using the Black Licorice Ink, I stamped the sentiment from the Holiday Sparkle stamp set as well. All the elements of the card were glued down flat except the holly. I popped that up on Journey Foam Squares and glued pieces of Kiwi Slice cardstock cut from the Bloom Cluster die. I added Journey Glaze to the image and the sentiment and once dry, I added a little Sparkle Silk. Below is the same card in the 1/4 sheet size.

I really like the way this turned out and hope you all do too. All the supplies can be found at my online store. Feel free to leave a comment, I would love to hear from you.

Happy Crafting!

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Sparkle & Shine!

Howdy Paper Crafters!

I know it's almost Halloween but I am in the Christmas mood with my Holiday Card Class coming up so I thought I would share some cards over the next few days that we will be making. Today it is this beautiful retro card with pink, white, and silver.

This card really was fun to make. I used Bubble Gum card stock for my base. Then I used the Bubbles Embossing Folder on a strip of Whip Cream card stock and added a strip of the Silver Scallop Washi Tape. Next I stamped the sentiment on Whip Cream cardstock with Clear Embossing Ink and used Silver Embossing Powder. Once the powder was heated, it added just the right amount of shine to my card. I cut a flag in the card stock then popped it up with Journey Foam Squares on a small piece of Black Licorice card stock which I cut to match and attached to the upper right side of my card. The snowflakes were die-cut from Silver Mirror card stock. I just love that stuff.  I popped the snowflakes up with Journey Foam Squares on top of some Black Licorice Twine onto the left side of my card. Lastly I sprinkled some Journey Sparkle Silk all over the front of the card for just the right amount of sparkle. To finish it off, I added some Fashion Silver. Don't you just love it?

You can find all the products I used on this card at Fun Stampers Journey at my online store.

Be sure to stop back soon to see the rest of the cards we did in class. Better yet, sign up to follow me by email and never miss a post. In the meantime....

Happy Crafting!

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Have a Wonderful Day

Howdy Paper Crafters. Just a short post tonight. I have had a busy week. My card today is a layout I found on the FSJ blog. Of course I made it my own. Take a peek.

I used Black Licorice cardstock, Whip Cream cardstock, and Citrus Cooler cardstock. I used Wonderful Day stamp set stamped in Black Licorice True Fusion Ink. The sentiment was stamped in Whip Cream True Fusion Ink and I added small dots around the sentiment piece with a white gel pen. I added a lace border from the Border Details die set. The flower was colored in with my colored pencils and blended with my blending pencil. I sprayed the whole card front with Journey Gold Splash and added Gingham Black Licorice ribbon tied in a simple knot to finish it off. Now it's your turn. Pick a page, make a card & let me know how you did. Mix it up and use a different stamp set or color scheme.

That's it for today. If you are interested in any of the products above just visit my online store or shoot me an email. I would be happy to help.

Happy Crafting!

Friday, October 27, 2017

Do Ya Wanna Build a Smowman?

Hello Paper Crafters!

I had another sketch challenge with my fellow coaches over at Fun Stampers Journey.
Isn't he cute? I used Flower Swirls set to make the body of the snowman which is stamped on Whip Cream cardstock in River Stone True Fusion Ink. I tore a couple of strips of Whip Cream cardstock for the snow as well. I layered this on Denim Days cardstock then backed it with Whip Cream cardstock. I used a piece of red glitter washi tape from our Holiday Washi Tape set to make the scarf (cut in half). His hat was made from scraps of Black Licorice cardstock and one more small strip of washi tape for the ribbon on his hat. I used a portion of the branches in the stamp set Always S'more for the snowman arms. The striped washi tape was applied to a piece of Whip Cream cardstock to whiten up the white as the blue cardstock base showed through the washi tape for a embellishment and a small piece of Candy Apple Sparkle Ribbon as well. Then I stamped a sentiment from Holiday Script stamp set (Joy) and punched out with a circle punch. The top 2 layers of the snowman and his hat along with the sentiment were popped up with Journey Medium Foam Squares to add dimension. Lastly I sprinkled Sparkle Silk on the whole card then brushed the silk on the snowman and the snow for a little extra shimmer.

I hope you enjoyed my card today. I will be posting Christmas cards for my class on November 4th throughout the week if you would like to stop back. Don't forget to follow me and leave a comment below.

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by today!

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Catalog Case Challenge

Howdy Paper Crafters!

I belong to a group of coaches at Fun Stampers Journey and we were recently given a challenge. This is one you can do as well.

We were asked to pick any card from our current catalog and case it. That means make a copy cat card. We were also asked to use a different stamp set and use different colors. Here's what I came up with.

I just loved the simplicity of this layout with all the colors of Fall. After inking up my stamps with the color I wanted for each leaf I took our Dark Roast ink pad and just inked up the edges of each stamp. Isn't it a cool technique?  I also used the corner of the Pomegranate Splash ink pad to ink the first letter of each word in the sentiment after inking it with the main color. I really do like the way this one turned out.

Now it's your turn. Look through the catalog and find a simple layout you like and copy it. Our catalog has a ton of samples for inspiration. I would love to see what you create. Leave a comment and a link so I can check it out.

Happy stamping!