Thursday, April 28, 2016

Oh Ship!

Hello Creative Friends!

I don't know about you, but I am the worlds worst about making birthday cards in advance, but then not getting them in the mail on time!   Who's with me on this?!!! That's why I am in love with this saying from the "Anchor Me" set.

It is just so me!  And I love the sailboat image.  There are just so many possibilities, wouldn't it be so stinking cute for a baby card? Or a little boy's birthday party?!!!

I just love how you can ink up the "Star Frame" Elements to match what ever you are working on!  I sponged it with Catalina Splash ink, but could have totally inked it up with Whip Cream or Cranberry Bliss also! 
 Check out the dimension that I added by running my Oatmeal Cookie cs through my Journey Platinum using the "Beach Towel" embossing folder.**Love** this effect! 

Thanks for stopping by and have an Amazing Day!
All Products used may be purchased on My Fun Stampers Journey Page!
Anchor Me     SS-0256
Journey Circle Die     DI-0039
Beach Towel Embossing Folder     EF-0001
Whip Cream Journey Thread     AC-0128
Star Frame Elements     AC-0150   (Bloom Benefit- free with $50 purchase)
Whip Cream CS
Catalina Splash CS
Oatmeal Cookie CS
Cranberry Bliss CS
Catalina Splash IP
Cranberry Bliss RI

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Say Cheese with my friend Lori!

Hello Creative Friends,

I had the joy of having a good friend over this weekend... You might remember when I spoke about my friend "Lori"... You know, the one I had to check her purse to make sure she wasn't taking my gems?!!!  All kidding aside, Lori is one of the most creative people I know.
She just sees things right off the bat,like with the new Bloom Benefit "Say Cheese".  What's a Bloom Benefit you ask?  Well my friends, Fun Stampers Journey rewards you when you place a $50 order!!!  Yes, you read that right, for every $50 you spend you receive a Bloom Benefit.  They are located on page 5 of every catalog.  You can not buy these stamps, dies or embellishments, the only way to receive them is to place a qualifying order of $50.

She picked up the stamp and started coming up with ideas, so I let her go to town.  I love how she popped his head up, makes it look like it is coming right at you, doesn't it?!!  And I love how she used the Cool Pool Silk behind the "pane" of glass.
I also liked what she did with the clear sheet- it makes it look like he is in the aquarium and photo bombing your picture, just like what happened in real life!  I have to say, our shark looks a lot more friendly then the one that photo bombed Lori.  I see a scrapbook page coming up!

I hope you enjoyed Lori's card as much as I did, and thanks for stopping by!
All of the product used may be found on my Fun Stampers Journey Page!
Say Cheese     AT-0167 Bloom Benefit available free with a $50 purchase
Snapshot Frames Die     DI-0045
Cool Pool Silk     IP-0105
Be Cool Journey Tape     AT-0165
Journey Sequins Blue Skies     AC-0113
Pool Play CS
Oatmeal Cookie CS

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

A Happy Hello

Hello Creative Friends.

In today's  post, I am sharing one of the cards I created using the new Beach Sorriee stamp set.

Isn't this little guy so stinking cute?  I colored him using Fun Stampers Journey Reinkers and Fusion Blender solution.  

I stepped out of my comfort zone , it was just a baby step, but I did it, and used the Ball Chain stencil and Journey Modeling paste to get the dots on my background paper. Now that I have done it, I will definitely try it again!

Thanks for stopping by!
All products used may be purchased on my Fun Stampers Journey site.
Beach Soiree Bundle     BD-0103
Sweet Slice     SS-0212
Journey Ovals     DI-0042
Ball Chain Stencil     JM-0005
Journey Modeling Paste     JM-0073
Clear View Sheets     CS-0121
Media Prints Paper Pack     PP-0011    ( Retiring at the end of June- on Sale Now!)
Journey Sequins Blue Sky     AC-0113
Pineapple Smoothie CS
River Stone CS
Black Licorice IP
Pineapple Smoothie RI
Citrus Cooler RI
Pretty Pansy RI
Whip Cream RI
Fusion Blender

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Bloom Box Fun with Friends

Hi Creative Friends.
Yesterday I had a few friends come over for a creative play date.  We all are members of the Fun Stampers Journey Bloom Box Monthly Kit Cub, so that's what we played with!
The Bloom Box makes it so easy to get together and create.  I just pulled out the ink pads and we went to town making 4 beautiful cards!  No one had to plan, cut or make up directions for our play date.

This card is my favorite from this month's kit.  It would be perfect for a Bridal shower or for a birthday party.   I just love the technique that was shared in the kit, to take your Whip Cream ink pad and a sponge and dab some ink behind the lantern to add a glow effect!  I know it is something we all have done, but it is so easy to forget how such an easy detail adds so much to a card.

The other plus with getting the Bloom Box is that now I have a brand new stamp set to play with!!!!  I have an idea for a scrapbook page using this Light up the Night stamp set, Wouldn't it be super cute as a garden party scrapbook page?!!!

Thanks for stopping by!

To sign up for your own monthly Bloom Box, visit my Fun Stampers Journey Page 

Monday, April 18, 2016

Make it Monday: 12x12 Prom 2016 Layout

Hello Creative Friends!

Today's Make it Monday is a single page 12x12 Layout.  I chose the theme of my page to be Prom 2016 because my son is a senior this year and we have been getting ready by reserving a tux and ordering a corsage.

I started with a Whip Cream background and chose Black Licorice and Cool Pool as my secondary colors.  The small strips of black and white pattern is a retired paper (you know I have to use up those scraps!).

Don't you just love how elegant this dress is?!!!  It is from the Beautiful Bride set  that is in the Spring into Summer Mini, and I thought it would be perfect for this page.

See that butterfly, it is from the Summer Wings wood pieces from the new catalog.  Even better is that they are a Bloom Benefit that you receive with your $50 purchase!!!  Love getting rewarded for shopping!

I have listed the measurements and names of the products I used below.

Thanks for stopping by,
Fun Stampers Journey Coach 344

All Fun Stampers Journey Products may be purchased from My Fun Stampers Journey Site.

Whip Cream CS 12x12, Ornate Labels, and 4x6 mat
Cool Pool CS  6"circle, Ornate Labels, Tattered Bloom Minis, title
Black Licorice CS  Ornate Label, 4-1/4 x 6-1/4, Tattered Bloom Minis
Pattern Paper (2) 11"X1"
Beautiful Bride     SS-0253
Ink Splat      AT-0108
Circle     SR-0001
Ornate Label      DI-0077
Cool Pool IP
Black Licorice IP
Cool Pool Silk     AC-0126
Pearls     AC-0024
Summer Wings     AC-0208

Monday, April 11, 2016

For the Love of Coffee

Hello Creative Friends.  Today's post is all about the love of Coffee!!!

I created this fun Mini Album Kit so that you could document your infatuation with coffee.

I chose a fun base color of Bubble Gum pink and added Oatmeal Cookie, Butter Cream, Sweet Berry and Dark Roast to compliment it.

Don't you just love all the little accents?  I mean, what's not to love?...Pink sequins, Bubble gum string, cut little buttons and tags!

You will receive the chipboard book, precut pages, pre stamped embellishments, extra embellishments and binding ring.  All you provide is ink, adhesive, and pictures!   Visit my Etsy Shop to purchase your very own Coffee Mini Album Kit.

Thanks for stopping by,

Cardstock and embellishments may be purchased from my Fun Stampers Journey site

Enjoy Coffee     SS-0034 (Retiring June2016)
Brush Strokes     SS-0205
Yummy Party     SS-0152
Marquee Shapes     AT-0129
Snapshot Frames     DI-0045
Tag Elements     DI-0094

Monday, April 4, 2016

Make it Monday: Sweet Slice and a Chance to Win!!!

Hello Creative Friends.
I hope everyone enjoyed their weekend.  I spent Saturday morning with my wonderful team for our monthly meeting. I had the pleasure of congratulating 2 of my local coaches on becoming Journey Leaders.   I get so excited when coaches promote!!!
Patricia Blackburn, Cindy Bristow, Charlotte Wilder

We also created several cards, one of which is my Make it Monday card.  A quick and simple card to send just to tell a friend Hi!... and guess what?- I used my favorite Doily die!!!!
I have posted a short video showing how I created this card.

Make sure you leave a comment for your chance to win this card!  I will draw the winner on Tuesday evening, April 5, 2016

Thanks for stopping by!
All Products used for this card may be purchased On my Fun Stampers Journey Page!
Sweet Slice     SS-0212
Ink Splat     AT-0108
Doily Die     DI-0105
Bubble Gum Silk     IP-0092
Bubble Gum Thread     AC-0130
Bubble Gum Cardstock
Sweet Berry Cardstock
Sweet Pear Cardstock
Whip Cream Cardstock
Black Licorice Ink Pad
Sweet Berry Ink Pad

Friday, April 1, 2016

Happy Retirement List


Hello Creative Friends,

It is that time of the year when Fun Stampers Journey comes out with their Happy Retirement List!  Part of me gets all giddy inside, filled with excitement because that means the new catalog is right around the corner... and part of me sad because some of my favorites have made the retirement list.

You may browse the full retirement list Here

Everything on the list is 30% off the month of April while supplies last.... so if you love it, grab it fast!  Here are a few of my favorite cards made with retiring stamps!

American Sun     AT-0121

Christmas Melody     SS-0023

Sea Side Treasures     SS-0071

Wine a Bit

 I hope you find the time to grab some of these wonderful stamps before they are gone for good.
Thanks for stopping by today!
Fun Stampers Journey Coach 344

All products may be purchased On My Fun Stampers Journey Page