Thursday, March 16, 2017

Sophisticated Animal

Good morning Creative Friends.

How many of you buy a stamp set and have every intention of showing it all the love and attention it needs and then promptly put it in your stash and forget about it?  Come on, I know we all do this... so today's post is about one of those stamp sets, Sophisticated Animals SS-0300, by Fun Stampers Journey.

 

I wanted to use the animal heads right off the bat, but was a little intimidated by them at first so I used them to make a background for my first card.  Then I got brave and stamped the elephant head, mask it off and stamped the vest body with it.  I really wanted a saying that said "your an animal", but sorry to say there is not one (all though I told RG I totally needed one!)  Instead I used the saying "Let the adventure begin". 



The next card I created used the same set, but was totally in my comfort zone.  I mean, who doesn't like a sharp dressed man?  This would be perfect for the guy in your life, or for a invite for a girls night out?!!!!  I used my Striped Love background stamp, but didn't ink it up so it has a distressed "manly" look to it.



As always, here are the links to the products I used for todays cards.

Sophisticated Animals SS-0300, Ink Splat AT-0108, Begin Adventure AT-0194, Stripe Love SS-0181, Bike Life SS-0361, Journey Color Burst Pencils JM-0077, Journey Ovals Die, Dark Roast IP, Oatmeal Cookie IP, Dark Roast Silk, River Stone IP, Black Licorice IP, Oatmeal Cookie CS, Denim Days CS, Pomegranate Splash CS, Whip Cream CS, Catalina Splash CS, Black Licorice CS

Thanks for stopping by
Cindy

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

That's Life

Hello Creative Friends

Don't you just love the French saying C'est la vie, or translated to English, That's Life.  It's perfect for almost any situation.  You had a bad day, that's life.... you have an amazing day, that's life!   I like to think of it as rolling with what ever life throws your way whether it's good, bad, or so so.


Isn't this guy just stinking cute?!!! If you had a bad day, he would cheer you up, if it was a great day that's even better. 

I colored him using my Journey Color Burst pencils, love them!  They are so rich and creamy. And see the heart?... its a wooded embellishment form the Amazing Accents pack that I painted using Silver Silk and the covered with Journey Glaze and Sparkle Dust!!!  Tooo  cute!


As always, if you would like to purchase any of the products used in this card the links are listed below.

C'est La Vie stamp AT-0203, Journey Color Burst Pencils, Amazing Accents, Journey Twine Candy Apple, Journey Silver Silk, Journey Glaze, Journey Sparkle Dust, Scalloped Circle Punch, Punch Handle, Party Pop Prints, Lemon Drop cardstock, Rich Coral cardstock, and Beach Breeze cardstock

Thanks for stopping by!
Cindy



Friday, March 10, 2017

New Day Card

Hello Creative Friends!  Have you been playing along with the 30 day Color challenge?  I have been trying to... some days are better then others.  Today I actually made sure I colored first thing this morning, and I have to tell you it feels wonderful!


I pulled out a brand new stamp, New Day and inked it up.  There is nothing like putting ink on new rubber, I just love it!  I inked it up with Dark Roast ink and stamped it on Oatmeal Cookie cardstock.  Next I grabbed my FSJ Journey Color Burst pencils and lost myself in coloring.

I also used the New Day stamp to make the large piece of background paper.  It is a strip of  Watermelon Fusion stamped with Clear Pigment ink.  The sentiment is also from the New Day stamp, don't you love when you can whip out a card with a single stamp set? 

Here are links for the products I used on my card today:
New Day stamp set AT-0185,  Journey Color Burst Pencils,  Party Pop Prints Paper Pack,   Journey Rectangle Long die,   Heart Chips,   Journey Bubble Gum Thread,  Oatmeal Cookie Cardstock, Watermelon Fusion Cardstock,  Dark Roast Cardstock,  Dark Roast Ink Pad,  Clear Pigment Ink Pad, Bubble Gum Silk,  Journey Glaze

Thanks for stopping by,
Cindy


Thursday, March 9, 2017

Life is Good

Hello Creative Friends

I spent the morning playing with the Ala Mode set and my Journey Color Splash Pencils.  Who could ask for anything more?  I must say, my life is really good!


I'm really digging the Ala Mode set and the good news is that it has gone live and is available to the public.   The other set I used on this card is called Bike Life, and I must say that the sayings in this set are totally awesome.  As you can tell, they not only would work on guy cards, but can work on any card.


Here's a short video of how I created this card.


I hope you enjoyed that short video.  As always, if you would like to purchase any of the items I used in the video, I have listed them below.

Ala Mode Stamp set SS-0384, Bike Life Stamp set SS-0361, Journey Color Splash Pencils, Journey Blending Brush,  Tag Set Steel Rule Die, Corrugated Stock specialty paper, Black Licorice Sparkle Ribbon, Journey Twine Candy Apple, Cranberry Bliss Silk,  Electric Lime Cardstock, Whip Cream Cardstock, Candy Apple Cardstock

Thanks for stopping by,
Cindy

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Technique Tuesday: Awesome You using Colored Pencils and Dark Cardstock

Hello Creative Friends

I know we all love to color, we color flowers, cute animals, people.... but we always seem to use white paper as our background.  Today I want to show you how to use your colored pencils on darker cardstock.  This technique works on most any darker colored cardstock... Oatmeal Cookie (kraft color), River Stone, Rock Candy, or Black Licorice cardstocks.   Don't you just love how the color pops on the darker Rock Candy background?!!


Here is the technique video showing you exactly how I created this card.  I used the Awesome You stamp set, Rock Candy cardstock, Whip Cream ink pad, white embossing powder, and Journey Color Burst pencils 16, 27,and 48 if you would like to color along.


I hope you enjoyed today's video.  As always, if you would like to purchase any of the items I used in the video, I have listed the links below.

Awesome You SS-0097, Journey Rectangle Long DI-0040, Journey Color Burst Pencils JM-0077, Whip Cream Ink Pad IP-0009, Journey Heat Gun TO-0083, Turbo Teal Silk IP-0119, Sour Lemon Silk IP-0110, Pineapple Smoothie Gingham Ribbon, Sweet Candy Drops AC-0275
Rock Candy Cardstock, Turbo Teal Cardstock, and Banana Cream Cardstock

Thanks for stopping by,
Cindy

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Technique Tuesday: Amazing Day One Sheet Wonder

Hello Creative Friends

I'm sure most of you have heard of a One Sheet Wonder Technique, but just in case you haven't or if you are like me and have forgotten how easy it is  to create a fabulous gift pack of coordinating cards for you bestie.... here is my take on the One Sheet Wonder!


I started out by choosing a patterned paper from the Sweet Spring paper pack.  This happens to be a 6x6 pack that coordinates with Pink Bubble Gum, Cool Pool, and River Stone and it's perfect to combine with the Amazing Day stamp set.


This is the 6x6 diagram for the instructions on cutting the patterned paper.  I also used 3 sheets of 8-1/2x11 Pink Bubble Gum CS, 1 Sheet of 12x12 River Stone CS, 1 sheet of 8-1/2 Cool Pool CS, and 1 sheet of 12x12 Buttercream CS(plus a few scraps)


I used 2 stamp sets for these cards.  The first set I used is a background stamp, Whimsy Wallpaper, and I stamped it on all of the large Buttercream CS with Cool Pool ink.  The second set I used was the Amazing Day stamp set.  To give some variety, I mixed up the sayings on the cards.  I choose to use the tulips for my image on all of the cards.  They are colored with Fun Stampers Journey Color Burst Pencils,# 04, 05, 06, 21, 22, 23, 24, and 34.


I used Cool Pool Silk along with yummy enamel Candy Dots embellishments on all of the cards.  The Pink Bubble Gum Satin Ribbon and Twine adds a nice touch to finish the cards off. 


Here is a list with links of products used to create this set of cards:
Sweet Spring PP, Whimsy Wallpaper, Cool Pool IP, Amazing Day Stamp Set, Journey Color Burst Pencils, Cool Pool Silk, Candy Dots, Bubble Gum Satin Ribbon, Bubble Gum Thread,

Thanks for stopping by,
Cindy



Friday, February 24, 2017

Show me your Green!

Hello Creative Friends,
 
Today I am sharing a card I created for my friend Rose's  FB challenge group.  The name of the group is One Journey Coaches Challenge.  This week's challenge was to create a card for St. Patrick's Day.  Lucky me- I had a St. Patty's stamp!!!
 
 
I started out with a Limeade Splash CS base.  I then pulled out the I'm Lucky AT stamp.  I loved the 4 leaf clover just the way it was, but I took the saying and cut it apart so that I could use different parts of it separately.  Once I had the sentiment cut apart, I used the clover and the luck to create my background (more background stamping!!!)  I really wanted to layer the green on this card, so I used my Limeade Splash IP to do some tone on tone stamping with my background.
 
To create the Whip Cream CS panel (2-1/2 x 5-1/2)  I used the clover and Kiwi Slice IP to stamp the three images.  Make sure you rotate your stamp!!!   Using Black Licorice IP, stamp the Kiss me sentiment on the bottom right of this panel.  Then I used some scraps of patterned paper from my Sweet Spring PP for the black and white stripes (1/2 x 5-1/2) to edge my Whip Cream CS panel.  I adhered this down to my card base.
 
I pulled out my trusty Slit Punch to make a slit in the folded part of my card... it wasn't quite as high as I needed it , so I used my Detail Pro Shears to elongate it.  I wrapped Lemon Grass Satin Ribbon through the slit and tied a bow to the right hand side of my card.
Now for the focal point, I cut a Black Licorice CS circle using my Journey Circle die.  The edges are inked with Whip Cream IP to give it more depth.  I looped some Whip Cream thread and adhered it to the circle with a pop dot.  The clover is stamped on a scrap of Whip Cream CS using Kiwi Slice IP.  Fussy cut it out making sure that you cut between the clover leaves.  Then using your Crease Tool, gently curl your leaves.  Pop the clover onto your Black Licorice circle with pop dots.  The entire Black Licorice piece is the popped dotted on to your card.
 
Now it's time to add the Bling!!!  I added some Special Celebration sequins and then covered my clover with Journey Glaze and Sparkle Dust.  I also Journey Glazed the Kiss Me to make it pop.
 
Here is  the complete list of items used if you would like to order them and create this card at home.
Limeade Splash CS, Whip Cream CS, Black Licorice CS, Limeade Splash IP, Kiwi Slice IP, Black Licorice IP, Whip Cream IP
 
Thanks for stopping by and have and Amazing Day!
Cindy