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

Friday, June 17, 2016

FSJ convention recap and a sneak peek card

Hi everyone!  So I've just returned from Fun Stampers Journey annual convention and WOW!  What an amazingly successful event it was!  I don't want to bore you with a million photos, but here are a couple.
Home office tour, coaches having fun and Richard's introduction:
New product introductions, carnival game night, break out make and take sessions:
 If you're a Journey Coach and interested in seeing all the photos uploaded from the event, you can go to http://journeyblooms.pass.us/celebrateyoufsj/ 

As you can see, lots of fun and learning was had!  I'm still recuperating, but just HAD to play with a couple of new items that will appear in the new catalog launching July 1st.

This cute stamp set is called Build-A Skyscraper and is one of my favorite new stamps to come out!  My card is pretty simple and is pretty much a one layer with a few accents.  Each of the buildings are stamped with different colors using the lightest color stamped for the base and darker color for the accents and top.  The FUN little stars are new embellishments called Star-Fetti. 
You're gonna love this set with it's endless possibilities!

I haven't mentioned this in awhile, but with all the buzz around the new catalog and products it's worth a reminder that FSJ products are only available through a Journey Coach (I am NOT a coach), please visit Fun Stampers Journey and click on the button "find a coach" at the very top in the center.  You can select a coach by State or Zip Code.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day! 
All supplies are Fun Stampers Journey       
Stamps, punches and dies:
Build a Skyscraper Stamp Set (available July 1st)

Word Up Stamp Set, for sentiment (available July 1st) 
Cardstock and Inks:
Whip Cream Cardstock
Black Licorice Ink
Sweet Pear Ink
Limeade Splash Ink
Pool Play Ink
Beach Ball Ink
Pretty Amethyst Ink
Grape Fusion Ink
Pineapple Smoothie Ink
Citrus Cooler Ink     
Accessories:  
Star-Fetti (available July 1st)
Rainbow Drops


Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Day at the beach



Hi everyone!  Summer is in full swing! I know this because my allergies are OFF THE CHARTS right now.  But I digress, my boys get out of school on June 16th (yes, much later than most of the US) and one of the things on our to do list this summer is visiting the Oregon Coast.  If you're not familiar with the Oregon Coast, it's not your typical day at the beach - lots of wind and cold, but still much fun to be had.  With that spirit in mind, here is today's card.
I used the new Summer Fun stamp set and matching Summer Fun die set.  I colored them with water color pencils and then added Journey Glaze over top.  I didn't use any on this card, but the collection has matching wooden shapes which are adorable.
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!
All supplies are Fun Stampers Journey       
Stamps, punches and dies: 
Summer Fun Stamp Set

Summer Fun Die Set
Cardstock and Inks:
Whip Cream Cardstock

Black Licorice Cardstock and Ink
Watermelon Fusion Cardstock 
Journey Basics 12x12 patterned paper (retiring and on sale!) 

Accessories:  

Journey Thread Black Licorice
Watercolor Pencils
Enamel Dots

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Hugs to you

Hi everyone!  I have a soft monochromatic card to share today.  Change up the sentiment and this would make a lovely wedding card, especially if done with the bridal colors.

The background is from the J Blooms embossing folder.  I really don't use it often because of it's large embossed images, but I think I've been wrong.  It's quite lovely even when only bits and pieces show through.  The butterfly is stamped in the Sweet Pear ink and highlighted with some glitter on the wings.  I love the pop of pink with a single sequin in the center.
 Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

All supplies are Fun Stampers Journey       
Stamps, punches and dies: 
Butterfly Prints Stamp Set
Ampersand Notes Stamp Set (for sentiment)
Journey Circles Die Set   
Summer Branch Die 
Journey Blooms Embossing Folder
Cardstock and Inks:
Whip Cream Cardstock
Sweet Pear Cardstock and Ink  
Accessories:  Journey Sequins, Bloom Time
Journey Thread Silver
Media Flowers

Sunday, May 8, 2016

Happy Mother's Day

Hi everyone and a very Happy Mother's Day to all you moms out there!  I have a happy card to share today.  The sentiment I used is from the Annual Celebration stamp set, which has 11 sentiments that spans New Years to Christmas. 
The fresh black and white patterned paper is from the new 6x6 Fun Filled paper pad.  The prints in this pack are colorful summer patterns and the reverse side is a classic black and white print -so fun!  The flower blossom I made is a combination of the Steel Rule Daisy die, the Summer Pretties punch, and the leaves are from the new Summer Branch die which is fast becoming one of my favorites!  I mean the cuteness...come on!
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!
All supplies are Fun Stampers Journey       
Stamps, punches and dies: 
Annual Celebration Stamp Set
Journey Circles Die Set
 
Summer Branch Die 
Steel Rule Daisy die
Summer Pretties punch
Cardstock and Inks:
Whip Cream Cardstock

Black Licorice Cardstock and Ink
Watermelon Fusion Cardstock
Limeade Splash Cardstock
Bubble Gum Pink Cardstock 
Fun Filled 6x6 Paper Pack
Accessories:  
Matte enamel dots
(from Spring mini, retired)