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