Thursday, December 29, 2016

Make it an Adventure with PanPastels

Hello creative friends!  I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas full of festivities and love.  Are you getting ready for the New Year?  I know that I am...  2017 is starting with the selling of my home, the Fun Stampers Journey "Lead with Heart" conference, and them packing and moving to Virginia!!!! So, this card says it all, Make it an Adventure!
I have had my PanPastels for almost 6 months and have not shown them the love the deserve.  To remedy that, I pulled them out this morning and gave them some much needed love!! 
If you haven't gotten any of these yet, you sooooo need them!  They are so smooth and creamy and spread just like butter, and blend together beautifully.  These are the 2 sets I used on this card.

Mother Nature PanPastels

Party Pop PanPastels
 I created the background using the blues from the Party Pop set and the olive green from Mother Nature set.  The dots are Orange Rave Silk, I can't get enough of our Silks, EVERYTHING is better with Silk!  See the variegation on the sea weed?.... can you say eraser?!!!  Yes, you can erase PanPastels to create depth!!!  You would have thought?!!!
Sooooo, I hope each and everyone of you have a Happy New Year, and to choose to look at 2017 as a new Adventure!
Have and Amazing Day!
Here are links to the products used in this card: 

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Pretty Flakes

Hello Creative Friends.

Today's Christmas card is made with non-traditional colors.  I chose to use River Stone, Candy Apple, Oatmeal Cookie, and Whip Cream cardstock.  I just love how all of these colors work together. 

The other thing that I love about this card is all the glittery goodness.  I used my white liner sheet on the Oatmeal cookie circle, dipped it into Sparkle Dust to use as a background for the largest snowflake.  All of the snowflakes are covered with Journey Glaze and given a dusting of Sparkle Dust.

Thanks for stopping by,

You may find all of the products used in this card by following the links below.

Pretty Flakes Bundle, Bethlehem Journey Stamp Set,  'Tis the Season Paper Pack,  White Liner Sheet,  Journey Circle Die,  River Stone CardstockOatmeal Cookie CardstockWhip Cream CardstockRiver Stone InkpadCandy Apple InkpadTag Time PunchPunch HandleJourney Silver ThreadTwinkle TrimJourney GlazeSparkle Dust,  and Special Celebration Sequins

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Herald Angels

Hello Creative Friends.

I love when a stamp set can be used to make a simple but elegant card.  The Herald Angels stamp set is one of those sets.  When I first saw this set in the catalog I just had to have it!  I had visions of coloring the angels and sending out 100's of beautiful Christmas cards... then reality hit and I realized there was no way I could color that many cards and have them ready in time.  So I reworked my idea and came up with this elegant card.

The background is done using the darker of the blues from the Mother Nature Pan Pastel set.  I just used a sponge and swept the color on.  Then I took my Clear Embossing Ink pad and stamped the sentiment in the corner, covered it with Silver Embossing powder and zapped it with my heat gun.  On a separate piece of Whip Cream Cardstock, I stamped one of the angels in Clear Pigment ink, covered her with the Silver Embossing powder, zapped her and used the matching die to cut her out.  I love the fact that FSJ has so many stamp sets with matching dies!  I lightly colored her dress with the same blue Pan Pastel, hit her wings with the Silver Pan Pastel and popped her on the card.  Simple enough to repeat but very elegant looking. 

Thanks for stopping by,

Here are the links to the items used in the card above:
Heralds Angels Bundle,  Mother Nature Pan Pastels, Brush Silver Pan Pastel,  Huckleberry Fusion Cardstock, River Stone Cardstock,  Whip Cream Cardstock, Clear Pigment Inkpad,  Journey Silver Embossing Powder,  River Stone Ribbon,  Tinsel Trim,  Cut Rhinestones

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Christmas Trim

Hello Creative Friends.

I have another quick Christmas card to share today.  This one is made with the Christmas Trim stamp set that is available until December 31 while supplies last.

I started by taking a piece of Whip Cream cardstock and using the green out of the Rich Sorbet Pan Pastels, gentle swiped my cardstock with the green.  I added more of the color to the top of the piece of cardstock.  Next I stamped the tree with Black licorice ink and colored the trim with my Color Burst pencil # 3.  I then cut the tree out.

I used my Oval dies and cut a piece of my patterned paper from the Tis the Season paper pack.   The sparkly light effect in the background is made with Silver Silk.  Silks add just the right amount of glitz to any project!

Thanks for stopping by,

Here are the links to all of the products used in this card:

Christmas Trim Stamp Set,  'Tis the Season Paper Pack,  Rich Sorbet Pan Pastels,  Color Burst Pencils,  Limeade Splash Cardstock,  Candy Apple Cardstock,  Whip Cream Cardstock,  Pool Play Cardstock,  Black Licorice Inkpad,   Silver Silk,  Lemongrass Thread,  Oval Dies

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Bethlehem Journey

Hello Creative Friends.
I am so glad that they brought back the Bethlehem Journey stamp set!  I hosted a stamp a stack at my house last week and this was one of the cards we created.

The background was shaded in using the Confectionary Days collection of Pan Pastels to give it a distant hazy look.    Mary and Joseph are colored with Color Burst pencils.  These are the Pencils I used to color them, 22, 23, 26, 37, 39, 42, and 43.    I fancy cut around them and popped them out to give it dimension.

Thanks for stopping by!
Here are the links to the products used in my card:
Bethlehem Journey Stamp Set,  Confectionary Days Pan Pastels,  Color Burst PencilsOatmeal Cookie CardstockDark Roast CardstockWhip Cream CardstockOatmeal Cookie InkpadDark Roast InkpadCut Rhinestones

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Lovely Day

Hello Creative Friends.

Today I want to share a few more Color Swatches for the Fun Stampers Journey Color Burst Pencils.

For this card, I stamped my Lovely Day stamp with Summer Days inkpad to give it a no line look.  I then started playing with my Color Burst pencils and came up with a Color Swatch #2 that I am calling Summer Sunflowers.  For this color I used pencils, 16,15, and 38.  I used this combo to color the petals of my flower. 

The stem was colored with Color Swatch #3, that I am calling Grass, using pencils 18, 22, and 23.  

The flower centers are colored with pencils 39 and 41.  I shaded the image using pencil 34. 

Thank you for stopping by,

Here are the Links for products used in creating this card:

Color Burst Pencils,  Lovely Day Stamp SetRetro Dangles Stamp Set,  Tag Time PunchPress PunchJourney Squares DieGreen Olive CardstockPineapple Smoothie CardstockHazelnut Blend Cardstock Buttercream CardstockSummer Days InkpadOatmeal Cookie InkpadHazelnut Blend InkpadCocoa Powder Gingham ribbon, Twinkle Trim 

Friday, November 11, 2016

Just Because

Hello Creative Friends,

It's been a wild and crazy week in my house,  a team meeting, my regular Wednesday class and a Christmas Stamp a stack, so today I took a break and colored a new stamp I received in the mail.

I really enjoy getting a stamp set that is reasonably priced, fun to color, and can be used for most occasions.  The Just Because ATS (artist trading stamp) fits all of the above list and I do not know why it has taken me so long to grab it.

As I sat down to color the flower image, it struck me that I had not started making swatches for my Color Burst pencils.  I have swatches for most of my other coloring mediums, but did not have them for my fabulous Color Burst pencils.... yes there are suggestions on the lid for Fun Stampers Journey's 44 colors, but I wanted ones that covered the whole spectrum of colors.  So I have begun making  color swatches using the Color Burst. Now that I have begun, I will try and bring you color swatches on a regular basis.
Here is my first swatch, I called it Sour Grape.

Thanks for stopping by,

Products used in creating this project:
Just Because ATS, Color Burst Pencils, Journey Circles Die, Tag Elements Die, Confectionary Days Panpastels, Cosmic Grape Silk, Vintage Lace, Lavender Fusion Gingham Ribbon, Journey Whip Cream Thread, Sweet Pear Cardstock, Pretty Amethyst Cardstock, Pretty Pansy Cardstock, Whip Cream Cardstock, Sweet Pear Ink Pad, Pretty Amethyst Ink Pad, Black Licorice Ink Pad


Thursday, November 3, 2016

Beach Soiree

Hello Creative Friends.

Today's card is a nautical card that can be used for any occasion.  Some might even call it a masculine card...:)  I designed it with retired paper and scraps, so in other words, I was clearing off my desk! 

Without further ado, I present my card.

I made a video showing how I put the card together along with how I colored the Beach Soiree images.  The Color Burst Pencils I used are:  028, 035, 039, & 048.  You can find the video here:

Here is a complete list of items used in making this card.  You may click on any of the items to purchase them.
Beach Soiree Bundle,  Find Joy Stamp Set,  Media Artist Stamp Set,  Oatmeal Cookie Cardstock, Winter Fresh Prints Paper Pack (retired),  Faith Journey Prints,  Denim Days Cardstock,  Whip Cream Cardstock,  Oatmeal Cookie Ink Pad,  Pool Play Ink Pad,  Denim Days Ink Pad,  Dark Roast Silk,  Color Burst Pencils,  Metal Buttons,  Journey Twine, Natural

Monday, October 31, 2016

Love Grows

Hello Creative Friends.

Today I am sharing a card I made using the Love Grows set SS-0209.  This set was one of the Bloom Box sets and is now available to the public!

I used my Color Burst Pencil's to enhance the image.  These are the colors I used: 
Flower Pot 16,15, 14, 44, &35
Cactus  23 &35
Ground and Sky 44&27
Scroll down to the bottom of this post for a complete listing of all items used on the card.

I have also made a video showing the process of creating the entire card.

Here are links to all of the current products used in creating this card.
Love Grows stamp set, Journey Media Color Burst Pencils, Tangerine Fusion Cardstock, Green Olive Cardstock, Whip Cream Cardstock, Black Licorice Ink Pad, Green Olive Ink Pad, Pineapple Smoothie Ink Pad, Journey Natural Thread, Forever Heart Chips

Thanks for stopping by and have an Amazing Day!

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Count Your Blessing Hanger

Hello Creative Friends.
Don't you just love that the Holiday season is almost upon us?  Halloween is next week and then Thanksgiving will be here sooner than you think.  Today's post is a video tutorial showing how to create this rustic style door hanger that is perfect to give as a hostess gift. 

If you scroll down to the bottom, I have listed everything I used to make this project.

Here is the link to the video:

Monday, October 24, 2016

Poinsettia Hanger

Hello Creative Friends.
I created this Poinsettia  Hanger for a class I taught and had some request to share a video on how I made it. 

Here is the link to the You Tube Video:
I have listed the entire supply list below with links so that you can recreate this beautiful project.
Please let me know if there is a interest in kits that would include all of the paper products and ribbon.  I would not be able to provide paint, stencil, or modeling paste.
Have an Amazing Day,

Friday, September 23, 2016

Holiday Sparkle card

Hello Creative friends!
Today I wanted to share a card I created for my Wednesday cards group.  I used the Holiday Sparkle Bundle for the focal point.  The Holiday Sparkle set is the same set I used last week for the Holly watercolor card.  This set also has a super cutie patootie Candy Cane that I plan on using for my Christmas Cards this year.  If you  love this set as much as I do, make sure you order it before the end of September, because after that, it is gone.

Don't you just love all the bling in it?  FSJ's Brushed Silver cardstock is to die for!  and don't get me started on our sequin trim... Love it, want it, got to have it! 

Here is a video of how I made it.

I have listed all of the products below so you can recreate this card for your family and friends!
Have an Amazing Day,

Lace Background Stamp , Holiday Sparkle Bundle, Holiday Script Bundle, Bloom Cluster Die, Brushed Silver Cardstock, Silver Silk, Denim Days Sparkle Ribbon, Denim Days Cardstock, Denim Days Ink Pad, Journey Days Stapler, Clear Pigment Ink, Silver Embossing Powder, Heat Gun, Scalloped oval punch, and Journey Sequins

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Peace Holly Watercolor Card

Hello Creative Friends,
Today I am sharing a video of how I created this beautiful watercolor card.

Don't you just love the vintage feel of this card?!!!  and how the Journey Brush Gold cardstock just sparkles?  Check out the Gold Elements that I used behind my watercolored holly sprig,  I have some ideas to use these in a 3-D project!

Without further ado, here is the video!


Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Ghostly Treats

Hello Creative Friends.  Today I am sharing a card I created for my Wednesday class.  If you are in the Southern Maryland Area and wish to attend, leave me a comment so I can pm you and get your email!

Don't you just love this little Pumpkin guy from the Ghostly Treats Bundle ?  You  can make him as scary or sweet as you like.  Today, I chose to make him sweet!  I colored him using FSJ Journey Color Burst pencils.  These are the colors I used:  03,13,14,16,21,22,28,35,40,41,43, and48.

I had planned to make my card a telescoping card, but silly me put it together wrong... oops!  So instead I used my Brayer (it's on sale this month)to add some Pumpkin Bread ink to my card base.  After I added the color, I die cut the Spider Web die and glued it in the center of my base.  Can you see the sparkle?!!!  You know I have to add Journey glaze and Sparkle Dust to everything!

Thanks for stopping by, and have an Amazing Day,

Friday, September 2, 2016

Candy Monster

  Hello Creative Friends!  I am back from a long summer of working on our house and taking our youngest, Austin, to college.  Austin  is now a proud member of the Texas A&M Corp of Cadets.  Here he is with his roommate enjoying a much need evening away from his upperclass men.  Austin is on the right.

Now, that I have shared the proud mamma picture, I will take you onto the good stuff...  A Halloween card!

This cute little guy is from the fun Holiday Trends Mini.  You are able to order from this Mini Trends catalog until September 30, then these items are gone.

I stamped the "Candy Monster" BD-0161 in Whip Cream CS and used my "Color Burst" pencils  JM -0077 to color him.  Don't you just live the striped paper- it is from the "Spooky Prints pack" PP-0035 also available in the Holiday Trends mini, make sure you grab it before it's gone!

Hope everyone has a wonderful holiday weekend!

You can order any of the supplies from my personal web page,

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Wondering where I have been?....

Hello Creative Friends.   
I thought I should probably stop in and leave a note for those who have been wondering where I have been.
This summer has been crazy!  First my youngest graduated from high school.  We had family in from out of state and totally enjoyed the visit!

After that I was off to Phoenix for the Fun Stampers Journey "Celebrate You" convention!   Love all of the new stamps and other products I came home with.  I have played with a few things but my craft room has been idle for the past few weeks.
Right now I am currently doing a complete house hold spruce up, fun things like painting the deck and deep cleaning.  Why?  Well it is time to put the house on the market!!!  Whoo Hoo!  I will be moving about an hour from where I am now.  Close enough to to stay in touch with Southern Maryland, but also a new area with new creative opportunity.

I am also finishing up those last minute things to get my youngest off to college.  This week's fun task is wisdom teeth.  I promised him I wouldn't do a video, so unless he gives me some witty banter, I won't have anything fun to share.

When I am able to spend time in my craft room, I will be posting pictures over on my Facebook page, Cindy's Creative Journey.
Have an Amazing Day!

Monday, May 23, 2016

Going Places Light House Album

Hello Creative Friends.  Saturday I had the pleasure of vending at the Calvert County Lion Club Crop.  The Lions Club here in Calvert county is a wonderful group of guys and gals who in my opinion put on the best crop here in Southern Maryland.  They unload all of your goodies in the morning and reload your things in the evening!!!  And wait, they provide 2 meals, drinks and snacks, what more could you want?!!!

Aside from setting up my FSJ table, I also taught a class.  Everyone loved this cute chipboard album created using the fun Nautical Adventure Prints paper pack out of the Spring into Summer Mini.

I also used the Anchor Me stamp set for embellishments.  Check out the star die cut from the Border Details die set.  Aren't they just so stinking cute?!!

We made a few more embellishments using the Nautical Sketch stamp set also.  Everyone loved this book and I will be bagging up more kits just as soon as my Nautical Adventure Prints paper packs come in!

Thanks for stopping by,
All Fun Stampers Journey Products may be purchased On my FSJ page!
Fun Stampers Journey Products used:
Nautical Adventure Prints     PP-0025
Anchor Me     SS-0256
Nautical Sketch     SS-0261
Oatmeal Cookie CS
Buttercream CS
Lavender Fusion CS
Denim Days CS
Pool Play CS

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

You are Awesome!

Hello Creative Friends.
Today's post is about all those people who touch our lives everyday.  We often get so busy in our day to day lives that we forget how blessed we are.  We are surrounded by people who care for us.  For some it is our families, for others it is friends and other people we meet in our daily activities.

I created this card to drop in my husbands lunch box because I forget to tell him how incredibly awesome he is.  I know he will get a kick out of it because he sees me making cards all the times and comments about how come he never gets a hand made card, so surprise honey, You're Awesome!

Who could you surprise with a handmade card telling them just what they mean to you?  I challenge you to pick one person and create a card to send to them.  Let me know what their reaction is.

Thanks for stopping by,
Beach Soiree  BD-0103
Rock Notes     SS-0211
Border Basics     DI- 0144
Rainbow Drops

Friday, May 13, 2016

Summer Blooms

Hello Creative Friends.
I think the sun is finally going to come out here in Southern Maryland!!! After over 14 days with rain, I am very excited about it, Whoo Hoo!!!
Today's card is bright a cheery just like sunshine.
I had a few kits left over from my Wednesday Make it Mini Party, so I put them to good use and make swaps for convention.  Isn't the layout fun?  It was one of the card layouts from May's Bloom Box.  That's what I love about getting the Bloom Box every month, not only do I get a brand new stamp set every month, it gives me great layouts ideas also!

I switched out the stamp set and used the "Summer Garden" set.  Who doesn't love a rose?  Along with using the layout, I also used the same re-inker colors to color my flowers.  Check out the Silver Silk drops, to me they just add that something extra to the card.

Thanks for stopping by!
Fun Stampers Coach 344

All of the items used in my project my be purchased from my Fun Stampers Journey Site.

Fun Stampers Journey Products used:

Bloom Box     KO-0001
Summer Garden stamp set     SS-0078
Journey Silver Silk     IP-0090
Paper Clip Elements     AC-0102
Bubble Gum Journey Twine     AC-0130
Journey Glaze     AD-0002
Journey Sparkle Dust     AC-0013
Kiwi Slice CS
Lemon Grass CS
Sweet Pear CS
Whip Cream CS
Black Licorice IP
Sweet Pear Re Inker
Kiwi Slice Re Inker
Oatmeal Cookie Re Inker
Bubble Gum Re Inker
Pool Play Re Inker
Catalina Splash Re Inker
Pineapple Smoothie Re Inker
Fusion Blender     IP-0088
Blending Brush     TO-0098

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Can You Case It Challenge #119

Hello Creative Friends.
It's been a crazy week at my house, lots of appointments and a frenzy of activity getting ready for my son's high school graduation.  It feels so good to be able to sit and create.
The card I'm sharing today is for a challenge over on the Can You Case it Blog.  This week's challenge was to use Gold, White and Dark Blue in a card.

I embossed the smallest Dahlia from the "Dahlia Burst" set in gold randomly on a sheet of Whip Cream cardstock.  I stamped and embossed an extra one to fancy cut also.

I colored all of the images using Fun Stampers  Journey Re-inkers and Fusion Blender. I fancy cut the extra flower and popped it up over the center flower.  Next I sponged gold ink into the remaining white cardstock.

I layered the stamped cardstock into  Denim Days cardstock and added a strip of Catalina Splash ribbon wrapped with Journey Gold  Thread. I edged a tag with gold embossing and stamped You are wonderful on it.  The sentiment is from the "Text Happy" set.

Thanks for stopping by!
FSJ coach 344

All products used may be purchased from my Fun Stampers Journey Page

Fun Stampers Journey Products used:

Dahlia Burst     SS-0203
Text Happy     SS-0168
Journey Gold Embossing Powder     IP-0101
Journey Gold Ink Pad     IP-0106
Catalina Splash Satin Ribbon     AC-0117
Journey Thread Gold     AC-0205
Whip Cream  CS
Denim Days CS
Catalina Splash RI
Denim Days RI
Whip Cream RI
Fusion Blender

Monday, May 9, 2016

Don't Sink

Hello Creative Friends!
I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend and enjoyed their Mother's Day festivities.  I had a quite weekend and enjoyed the sunshine that blessed us yesterday.
Today's card is a fun one.  I started with the brand new "Don't Sink" set for this cute card.

I stamped the float onto a piece of patterned paper from the Journey Bright Basic paper pack.  I chose to fancy cut him instead of using the matching die because I thought it looked better without the patterned border around this little guy.  The striped patterned paper is the reverse side of the paper I stamped him on.


I flicked Cool Pool silk into the base and oval die cut before I used a piece of the polka dot washi tape that comes in the "Be Cool" Journey tape set.

 I punched a scalloped oval to stamp the sentiment on, popped it up and added sequins for more sparkle.  The inside sentiment says "Don't Sink".  Perfect to send to a friend who is experiencing a little stress in their life.  

Thanks for stopping by!
FSJ Coach 344

All products used for this card may be purchased On my Fun Stampers Journey Page.

Fun Stampers Journey Products used:

Don't Sink     AT-0171
Journey Basics Bright Paper Pack     PP-0014  Retiring June 30, 2016 40%off
Journey Ovals Die     DI-0042
Punch Handle     TO-0031
Scallop Oval Punch     TO-0030
Be Cool Journey Tape     AC-0165
Journey Sequins Blue Skies     AC-0113
Cool Pool Silk         IP-0105
Journey Glaze
Pool Play CS
Summer Days CS
Black Licorice IP

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Mini Make it Party

Hello Creative Friends.

Most Wednesdays I have a fun group of ladies come over to my home for a mini Make it Party. What's a Make it Party? It's a fun way to get your creative friends together to create a few projects. This week we are creating cards.

 This is one of the cards we made yesterday. Isn't it beautiful?  And I just love the message!  When you think about it, everyday is another chance to do things again.

Check out those Jewels!!! My friend Lori is came over today, so I made sure I include a few on the card- just so I didn't have to check her purse 😉  We added some Journey Glaze and Sparkle Dust to the Butterfly for even more bling.

So, make sure you live each day as a second chance to Make Amazing Happen!

If you are in the Southern Maryland area and would like to get a group of friends together for your own Make it Party, let me know, I would be happy to set one up for you.

Thanks for stopping by,
All products used may be purchased on my Fun Stampers Journey Page.
Fun Stampers Journey products used.
Artful Butterfly Die     DI-0007
Media Artist Stamp     SS-0232
Text Happy Stamp     SS-0168
Ink Splat Stamp     AT-0108
Rainbow Drops     AC-0178
Journey Glaze     AD-0003
Journey Sparkle Dust     AC-0013
Butter Cream CS
Pretty Amethyst CS
River Stone CS
Black Licorice IP
River Stone IP
Sweet Pear IP
Pretty Amethyst Re inker
Blender Solution
Blender Brush