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 
Accessories:  
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
Accessories: 
Twinkle Trim
Journey White embossing powder

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Life is Better

Hi everyone!  Soooo have you all had a chance to see Fun Stampers Journey BRAND NEW Inspiration Book and Catalog 2016-2017???  Oh. My. Word.  It is gorgeous!  And HUGE!  Seriously, there are 316 pages, which is a FULL 100 pages larger than last years catalog. There are so many new stamp sets, die sets, embellishments, just TONS of amazing products and inspiration!
And, in this day and age when catalogs are getting smaller and cheaper, this catalog certainly stands out -if I do say so myself!!  LOL! 
You can view it online or purchase one (through a Journey Coach) for $12.95. 
So today's card uses a couple new items.  I used the adorable Creature Comforts stamp and die set and some ca-uuuute resin flowers which came from one of THREE new packs of flowers in the catalog.  Be still my heart.  I used 2 of the 5 flower designs from the Confectionary Blooms pack.
I even stepped out of my comfort zone and used some Silver Silk for some light splattering.  I usually shy away from Silks because I can't completely control where the drops hit the paper and it makes my OCD a little crazy.  BUT I'm trying to use it more because it adds some fun interest to plain cardstock. 
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!
P.S.  In case you didn't notice, my blog got a NEW LOOK!  It hasn't had a makeover in about 5 years, so it was time for something new and fresh.  I worked with Fashiony Fab and love it!

All supplies are Fun Stampers Journey       
Stamps, punches and dies:
 
Creature Comforts Stamp Set 
Creature Comforts Die Set
Journey Circles Die Set
Banner Die Set 
Border Basics Die Set  
Cardstock and Inks:  
Whip Cream Cardstock
Tangerine Fusion Cardstock
Riverstone Cardstock  
Cool Pool Cardstock  
Tangerine Fusion Ink
Silver Silk 
Accessories: 
Confectionary Blooms 
Cut Rhinestones
Cool Pool Satin Ribbon

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Butterfly note card trio

Hi everyone!  I have a fun set of note cards to share today.  Each of these uses a butterfly wood veneer and the negative piece from a die cut.  Quick, easy and uses up those die cut scraps that we toss most of the time.
The patterned paper is from the Confectionary Prints pack and will be available from the new catalog on July 1st!  The butterfly wood pieces are a Bloom Benefit from the Spring into Summer catalog, called Summer Wings.  In case you aren't familiar, Bloom Benefits are free when you place an order of $50! 

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:
 
Howdy Notes Stamp Set, for sentiment 
Cardstock and Inks: 
Whip Cream Cardstock
Black Licorice Ink
Star-Dom dies
Treat Label dies
Butterfly Prints dies
Spring Bloom dies 
Journey Circle dies
Accessories:  
Candy Dots
Spring Accent Dots
Twinkle Trim