Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Geeky Valentine

Everyone loves a geek.... And to show how much you love them you make them a Robot valentine card!

These cute little robots are from the Fun Stampers Journey brand new Spring Mini set, Bot Love.

They are just so stinking cute, and I see a ton of cards being made with them for Valentines Day. 


If you would like to receive a Spring Mini, please contact me and I will get one out to you!
Thanks for stopping by,
Fun Stampers Journey Products used:
Bot Love Stamp    SS-0245
Bot Love Die     DI-0153
Doily Die     DI-0105
Bubble Gum Satin Ribbon     AC-0105
Love Is Punch     TO-0006
Punch Handle     TO-0031
Whip Cream CS
Cool Pool CS
Sweet Berry CS
You may purchase this card in my Etsy Shop or purchase the supplies to create your own on my Fun Stampers Journey  store

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Happy New Year

I ran out of time to send Christmas cards this year, so I am sending New Years cards!

I combined some old with the new to create this card.  I die cut multiple stars with my Star-Dom die out of Cool Pool and Bubble Gum cardstock.  Then I layered them with pop dots and added  grey pearls that I had been holding onto until I found that special place to use them.  I also added a Mini Paper Clip to balance out the arrangement.

The Star was layered into a Journey Squares Pierced die cut that I stamped with the background Cheveron Trail stamp in Bubble Gum ink.

All of that was layered onto a River Stone Snapshot Frame die cut that I  wrapped with a Bubble Gum Satin Ribbon.  I added a multiple loop bow with Bubble Gum Thread and placed the whole multi layered design onto a Cool Pool card Base.
Thanks for stopping by,
~ Cindy~
Fun Stampers Journey Products can be purchased HERE
Fun Stampers Products Used
Star- Dom Die      DI-0052
Journey Square Die     DI-0038
Snapshot Frames Die     DI-0045
Paper Clip Elements     AC-0102
Bubble Gum Satin Ribbon      AC-0105
Bubble Gum Thread     AC-0130
Journey Glaze
Journey Sparkle Dust
Cool Pool CS
River Stone CS
Whip Cream CS
Bubble Gum IP
River Stone IP

Monday, December 28, 2015

Coloring with Fun Stampers Journey Reinkers and Fusion Blender

Today I am sharing my technique on coloring with Fun Stampers Journey Reinkers and Fusion Blender.

I do not put the Fusion Blender in my water brush because I tend to be heavy handed and end up with big blobs of color on my paper!

I stamped Deer Pose onto Butter Cream cardstock with Black Licorice ink.  Then I put a drop of Oatmeal Cookie Reinker onto my pallet.  (You can use the back of an acrylic block for your pallet).  I also put several drops of Fusion Blender onto the pallet - totally separate from my Reinker.

I dip my brush into the Fusion Blender to get it wet.

Then I pick up some of the Oatmeal Cookie Reinker.

I scribble on my scrap paper until I get the shade I want too use.

After I get the color I want, I start coloring the deer.

I repeated the steps, only this time I used Lemon Grass reinker to color the grass.

In this card, I wanted to have a background behind the image, so I put a drop of Pool Play Reinker in my pallet and added the Fusion Blender right to the Reinker.  This dilutes the pigment in the Reinker so you can use it as a wash. 

I hope everyone enjoyed this technique post!  Please feel free to leave questions in the comment section.
~ Cindy ~
You may purchase this card in my Etsy Shop
If you would like to re-create this card, You may purchase the products Here .

Fun Stampers Journey products used:

Deer Pose     AT - 0064
PS Greetings     SS-0172
Oatmeal Cookie CS
Black Licorice CS
Butter Cream CS
Oatmeal Cookie Reinker
Banana Cream Reinker
Lemon Grass Reinker
Pool Play Reinker

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Mini Thank You Cards

Thank you is something we all need to say more often.  I always try to have a stash of Hand Made Thank You cards ready to show my appreciation to friends and customers thru out the year. 

I like to keep them Simple but Elegant.  This set uses Cool Pool, Sweet Berry, and Whip Cream Cardstock.  I love using the wreath and heart out of Fun Stampers Journey's "Only you" set.

The Sentiment is from the "Sentimental Prints" set.  The font in this set is to die for!!!❤️❤️❤️

And you know I have to add Journey Glaze and Journey Dust to the heart  so it Sparkles!

Fun Stampers Journey Products used:
Only You      SS-0062
Sentimental Prints     SS-0072
Cool Pool cardstock & ink
Sweet Berry cardstock & ink
Whip Cream cardstock
Black Licorice ink
Journey Glaze
Journey Sparkle Dust

 Fun Stampers Journey Product can be purchased here.

If you are interested in purchasing this set, you can find them in my Etsy Shop .

Thanks for stopping by,
~ Cindy~

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Let it Snow

The Snow Burst bundle from Fun Stampers Journey is one of my Favorite stamps and Dies to make Handmade cards with during the Holiday and Winter season!  I thought I would pull it out and see if we could get Mother Nature to send us some cooler weather here in Maryland!

I used my Journey Grand to partially emboss the Yummy Dots folder and to die cut some of the smallest snowflakes in the Snow Burst Die set.

Finally I added some Tinsel Trim to my tag and Blue Skies sequins so that my card sparkled!

Fun Stampers Journey Products may be purchased here
Snow Burst Bundle BD-0018
Yummy Dots Embossing Folder EF-0010
Tinsel Trim AC-0154
Blue Skies Sequins AC-0113
Actual Card may be Purchase on Etsy
Hope everyone is ready for Christmas!
~ Cindy ~

Monday, December 21, 2015

Happy Birthday Dahlias

Happy Monday Everyone!  I took a break from Christmas Cards to create this Happy Birthday Card using Fun Stampers Journey set, Dahlia Burst SS-0203.

I have never realize how much I love coloring until today.  I had not had a chance to pull out my Fun Stampers Journey Blending Solution and Re- inkers for a few weeks, and after I started coloring today, I just felt so relaxed.

I used the Whimsy Wall paper stamp, SS-0116 to add a touch of dimension behind the Dahlias.  The Sentiment is from the Sentimental Prints set, SS-0072,

If you would like to recreate this card yourself, you can purchase all of the supplies at

The actual card is available for purchase at

Thanks for stopping by, and have a Merry Christmas!
~ Cindy ~

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Oh Deer

Today I am sharing a card I created using my brand new "Holiday Elements" Steel Rule Die.

I am in Love!!!!  You get the Deer Head, a Stocking, a Mitten and a Snowflake in the same die!!!  I have some major crafty projects coming up using this die.

I also just received  the "Knitted Houndstooth" background stamp and inked it up with Green Olive ink for the patterned paper.  This stamp is retiring at the end of December, so if you want it, get it while you can!

Thanks for stopping in,

Fun Stampers Journey Products used:
Holiday Elements. SR-0008
Knitted Houndstooth. SS-0235
Merry and Bright. AT-0022
Journey Ovals. DI-0042
Journey Glass Glitter AC-0172
Candy Apple Satin Ribbin AC-0145

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Cupcake Joy

Today I put another twist on Yummy &Delicious cupcake stamp set.

I combined it with the Snapshot Frames die set to create a Christmas card.  I like to get a lot of bang for my buck when I buy stamps, so if I can uses a stamp that screams birthday for other uses, I go for it!

I plan on using this stamp set for all the holidays thru out the year.  I challenge you to pull out your Yummy and Delicious set and show me some holiday creations!  Leave you pictures in a comment, or post them to my Cindy's Creative Journey Facebook page ! 
Thanks for stopping by,
Fun Stampers Journey Products Used:
Yummy & Delicious SS-0156
Yummy Cupcake DI-0053
Snapshot Frames DI-0045
Limeade Splash CS
Raspberry Berry CS
Lemongrass Sparkle Elements

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Craft Show time

It's full out Craft Show time here in Southern Maryland, and my Craft room is exploding with goodies!

This is what I am working in right now.  They are gift card holders, so if you want a unique way to present a gift card, hop on over to my Etsy store,
or drop by the PAX River base craft show!


Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Merry and Bright Gift Card Envelope

I always need gift card holders around the holidays.  This year I wanted to create something a little different then your standard gift card holder.

I used a small paper bag and Fun Stampers Journey Winter Fresh paper pack PP-0018 to create this fun project.

There is a pocket for a gift card (or tag) and a larger pocket in the back for some more goodies!  These gift card holders would also work for co-workers gifts, a cookie in the back and a hot chocolate pack up front.

I have these finished gift card holders in my Etsy shop:
Or you can create them yourself with products from Funstampers Journey:
Fun Stampers Journey Products used:
Jolly Friends SS-0221
Snow Burst SS-0144
Tag Elements AT-0130
Winter Fresh PP-0018
Scallop Circle Punch TO-0042

Thanks for stop by,

Monday, November 16, 2015


Can't you just hear the bees buzzing around on this card?

I cased this card right out of the Fun Stampers Journey catalog, page 174 to be exact!  I fell in love with the dimension of the layers of honeycomb.

So when you fall into a creative slump, pick up your catalog and case away!

Fun Stampers Journey Products used

Hexagon Prints SS-0046
Honeycomb AT-0090
Hello Lovely SS-0193
Huckleberry CS-0015
Pineapple Smoothie CS-0026
Whip Cream CS-0040
Banana Cream CS-0087
Banana Cream IP-0046
Pineapple Smoothie IP-0014
Black Licorice IP-0041
Blue Skies Sequin AC-0113
Finished card available for purchase at

Friday, November 13, 2015

You are my Sunshine

I have a bright and sunny card to share with you today.

Aren't the colors cheerful?  This would be the perfect card to send to a friend who was feeling a little down.

I stamped the sentiment in three different colors and then cut and popped some of the key words to give more interest.

I used Copic markers to color the little girl.
Fun Stampers Journey products used:
Hello Sunshine SS-0163
Cloud Dreams Bundle BD-0071
Beach Breeze IP-0044
Lemon Drop IP-0043
Rich Coral IP-0052
River Stone IP-0053
Beach Breeze CS-0001
Rich Coral CS-0093
Whip Cream CS-0040
Journey Sequins Special Celebration AC-0115


Wednesday, November 11, 2015


Today I am counting my Blessings.

Being a veteran and a military spouse is one of my biggest blessings.  I look back on my life and see so many life experiences that might not have happened if I had not raised my hand and volunteered to serve this great country that we have a privilege to call home.

I would have never met my wonderful Husband, lived life outside this country, made countless friends, seen most of the United States (there are a few in the middle still in my bucket list!), and turned into the confidant woman I am today.

All of these things have been blessings that fall from the sky like leaves in fall.
Happy Veterans Day!

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Christmas Binder Clips

Binders are all the rage right now so I decided to create some Christmas Binder Clips. Aren't they stinking cute?!!!!   I am keeping a few in my stash to use as Stocking Stuffers.

  I stamped the 3 Christmas images from Fun Stampers Journey set "Ugly Sweater" SS-0238 and colored them with Copic markers.

I cut each image out and adhered it to 1-3/4 scallop punch circle.  Then I took another scalloped circle adhered a paper clip with Score Tape.  The image scallop was then glued down on top to complete the clip.

I covered each scalloped circle with Journey Glaze to seal them and give the clip stability.

If you would like to purchase any of the products used, please visit:
Finished projects may be purchased from my Etsy page:

Thanks for stopping by,

Monday, November 9, 2015

Only You

Today I wanted to play with the stinking cute images in the Cats and Dogs set, SS-0020.

stamped the Chihuahua with Black Licorice and used Fusion Blender with Bubble Gum, Oatmeal Cookie, Hazelnut Blend, and Lemon Grass re inkers.

The large heart and sentiment is from the Only You set, SS-0062 and the smaller hearts are from the Chick Magnet set, SS-0174.  I used the Yummy Dots embossing folder, EF-0010 and the Love Is punch, TO-0006.

You can purchase all of the products listed on 

Thanks for stopping by,

Sunday, November 8, 2015

Tea Time

Today I am sharing a card I made for a color challenge over at the Color Throwdown blog.   I used Fun Stampers Journey Sweet Pear, Rich Coral, and Journey Gold Embossing Powder with Clear Pigment ink.

I stamped the teapot and tea cup from the Tea Time set, SS 0080 with Clear Pigment ink and embossed it with Journey Gold embossing powder.  This was my first time using FSJ embossing powders, and I have to say "Wow!"  The fine details on my image came out very clear and detailed.  The sentiment is from the Branch Out set, SS-0140.

I Used Sweet Pear re inker, Rich Coral ink pad (I still need to complete my set of re inkers!), Oatmeal Cookie re inker(shading), River Stone re inker(shading) and Fusion Blender to color my Image.  

I layered my Sweet Pear card base with a piece of Gold Striped vellum out of the Designer Vellum Prints paper pack.  The lace embellishment is from FSJ's Vintage Lace pack.  I felt that it needed a bit more gold for elegance so I used a thin gold ribbon from my stash.

If you are interested in purchasing any of the products used, visit my page at
Thanks for stopping by!