Tuesday, October 11, 2016

CAS holiday card trio

Hi everyone!  I have a quick and easy card layout to share.  These are easy to replicate and flat for mailing.  These cards are two scored lines along the bottom, 3 1.25" punched squares mounted on a strip of card stock, a sentiment and a few embellishments.  Easy peasy!!  I made a card for each of the upcoming holidays.

Halloween card:
Jack 'O Lantern stamp set
Star-fetti embellishments
Thanksgiving card:
Give Thanks stamp and die set
Mini gold brads
Christmas card:
Snow Burst stamp set
Twinkle trim and Star punch embellishments
Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!

Monday, October 10, 2016

Journey Girl lockets

Hi everyone!  Did you know Fun Stampers Journey has a line of customizable pendants and lockets?  It's part of the Journey Girl Collection and you can see the entire collection starting on page 296 of the online Inspiration Book and Catalog.  This weekend when I really needed my coffee inspiration to get myself out of the house and to the grocery store and I reached for my Journey Girl locket and customized it with a few of my favorite charms - the Coffee Cup, Love and a few of the I Heart Hearts!

I thought I'd snap a pic of it and share with you along with a few other items in the collection.  The locket I wore is the Small Sparkled Round size with the Dome Kit top (the dome shape allows room for the charms).  I should note that all the Sparkled lockets are made with genuine Swavorski Crystals and are sooooo stunning.
 See the cute Coffee Cup charm?  LOVE!  The background of my locket is a piece of Buttercream punched with the 1" circle and then trimmed oh so slightly to fit inside.  When you use the Dome kit to accommodate charms, the Accent Plates are a bit too thick.  I love using cardstock (or patterned paper) as my background because you can customize it to whatever you are wearing.  

Here is a pic of the Large Solid Round locket, the Solid Ring and Hoop and the Filigree Butterfly plate.  Once again, you can purchase an Accent Plate (which is a smooth thick acrylic piece) or you can customize it yourself with a die cut/punched/trimmed piece of cardstock or patterned paper.  I have both the Turquoise and Black accent plates.
There is also rectangle Tower size option!  These are new this year and I just LOVE them.  They measure 1"x2", the perfect pendant size.  I have the Sparkle Bloom and Sparkle Heart Tower plates (shown over the White and Black Accent Plates).  **happy sigh**

So this was just a fun post showing the beautiful one-of-a kind lockets from the Journey Girl collection!  If you were wondering about the cost, the Lockets are $24.95/$26.95, the plates (like my butterfly) range $19.95 to $29.95 depending, and the charms are $2.95 each.  As always, you can order any FSJ products from a Journey Coach (I am not a coach).
To find a Coach, got to Fun Stampers Journey and at the top you'll see the tab "find a Coach".  You then can click on "look up coach by State".

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!  Here is a close up of the locket opened up so you can see the details of it and the dome top.

Monday, September 26, 2016

Special Halloween treat cards

Hi everyone!  I have a couple quick and easy Halloween cards to share today.  I made these using the stamps, dies and paper from the Journey Holidays mini catalog which retires on Sept 30th (ummm, 4 days!!)!  There's still time to shop from your Journey Coach before it's gone!

I have a couple neighbor kids who are at the cutest age for Halloween.  The last couple years I make a separate goodie bag for them to make them feel special.  I include some little Halloween themed toys, spider rings and of course some candy.  I decided this year to make them a card and stamp them out a few extra images so they could color them themselves! 

I am making 6 of these, so I kept with an easy formula: cut large piece of patterned paper, add a card stock strip to the top and bottom, some ribbon and then a stamped image.  I made these in no time!

Both cards use patterned paper from the Spooky Prints pack and this one uses the mummy image from Ghostly Treats
This one uses the cute monster from the ATS Candy Monster

All supplies are Fun Stampers Journey

Thursday, August 4, 2016

First Christmas card of the season

Hi everyone!  So with all the excitement of FSJ's new catalog launch, you may have missed that FSJ also launched their Journey Holiday's catalog!  Yes, the holiday mini catalog is out and just as cute as ever!  You can view it online here.

Today I'm sharing my FIRST Christmas card of the year and I used a couple new goodies from the catalog.  The stamp set is called Oh Holy and is a set of 6 sentiments with coordinating dies!  Super cute:

I also used a piece of the Tis the Season paper pack and one of the new ribbons.  WHAT?!?  New ribbons you say?  Why yes, this catalog has TEN new ribbons!!  There are 3 organza, 3 grosgrain and 4 specialty sparkle ribbons.  My card uses the Candy Apple Sparkle ribbon and it has tiny gold flecks in it, it's the coolest thing!!
Speaking of the Holiday Journey catalog, there are 6 special "holiday Sparkle" bundles available for the month of August, you can check them all out here.  They range in price from $50 -$65.
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!  Here is a close up picture which shows the gold flecks in the ribbon.
All supplies are Fun Stampers Journey       
Stamps, punches and dies:

Oh Holy Stamp Set 
Oh Holy Die Set 
Poinsettia Steel Rule Die 
Journey Circles Die Set
Happy Holidays Embossing Folder 
Cardstock and Inks:   
Tis the Season Prints paper pack
Whip Cream Cardstock 
Candy Apple Cardstock
Cool Pool Cardstock
Fresh Forest Cardstock  
Candy Apple Ink 
Candy Apple Sparkle Ribbon
Journey Sequins Holiday Elements
Journey Thread White

Monday, July 25, 2016

Sweet You watercoloring

Hi everyone!  Long time no blog.  Summer is in full effect and like many of you there doesn't seem enough hours in the day to tackle all the summer activities let alone go grocery shopping!  lol!

Today I have a fun card to share.  I am really slow to jump on the watercoloring band wagon.  It's never been my thing, so I will tackle it piece by piece and I went for it today!  I used some of the new FSJ Color Splash Sheets (this is really premium water color paper at 140lb), but I didn't use water coloring paints or pencils.  Instead, I used my regular ole ink pad with some Journey Fusion Blender.  I love the look this technique has on the water color paper vs traditional card stock.  Much prettier and easier to blend.  So, if you don't have the budget to splurge for the new Journey water color pencils, you can still get wonderful effects using what you already have!
I used one of my favorite stamp sets, Sweet You.  I embossed the images in white embossing powder and colored them using the small Journey Blending Brush.  After they dried, I fussy cut them and added a few gold sequins from the Twinkle Trim pack.  I even busted out my sewing machine and sewed on the sentiment banner!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!  Here's a close up picture.

All supplies are Fun Stampers Journey       
Stamps, punches and dies:
Sweet You Stamp Set 
Journey Rectangles Die Set
Cardstock and Inks:   
Whip Cream Cardstock
Color Splash Sheets 
Citrus Cooler Ink
Summer Days Ink
Cosmic Grape Ink
Beach Ball Ink
Limeade Splash Ink
Clear Pigment Ink
Black Licorice Ink
Twinkle Trim
Journey White embossing powder