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 đŸ˜‰  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 

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Doing what makes You Happy

Hello Creative friends.  Today's post is about doing what makes you happy... So right now I'm on the couch eating chips and playing a game on my phone because that's what  makes me happy.....Gotcha!!!!  Not really, I'm down in my creative space playing with ink and paper, but chips do sound pretty good right now!

You know how sometimes you just over think a card?  This was one of those cards.  I sat here staring at this set, Nautical Sketch,  for a long time, thinking about building a scene, or coloring it... And then it hit me... Bam!   Why make it complicated when the image itself is beautiful? 

So I did what makes me happy!  I stamped!!!  Plain and simple, but it makes a bold statement.  I stamped the fish in Cranberry Bliss first on the card and then a second time to cut out.  I then  wallpaper stamped the fish with Denim Days too finish the main panel. Layered it onto a Denim Days panel and then onto a Cranberry Bliss card.

The sentiment is from the Text Happy set and is stamped in Cranberry Bliss and layerd onto Denim Days.  I cut around the second Cranberry Bliss fish and popped it out for some dimension.

Go do what makes You happy!  Thanks for stopping by,
All Products used in this project may be purchased from My Fun Stampers Journey Site.
Fun Stampers Journey Products used:
Nautical Sketch     SS-0261
Text Happy     SS-0168
Cranberry Bliss Inkpad
Denim Days Ink Pad
Whip Cream CS
Denim Days CS
Cranberry Bliss CS

Monday, May 2, 2016

Take 2 on a Seahorse

Hello Creative Friends.

Today I am sharing a second card using the seahorse image from "Beach SoirĂ©e" set.  This time I decide to play with blues and greys which are more traditional nautical colors.

Love this little guy!  He is just so cute.  I colored him using Pool Play, Blue Lagoon, Pretty Pansy, and Whip Cream Reinkers.  I included a few of his friends down in the corner!  I covered them all with Journey glaze and then the seahorse got a light dusting of Journey Sparkle Dust.

The large background paper is from the Media Prints Paper pack.  This paper pack is retiring at the end of June.  That's the bad news, the good news is that it is on sale, 40% off while supplies last!  The smaller patterned panel was created with the Graduated Dots background stamp.

I added Whip Cream Journey Thread, River Stone ribbon, and Special Celebration Journey Sequins to finish the card.

Thanks for stopping by!
Fun Stampers Journey Coach 344

You may purchase all of the supplies used from my Fun Stampers Journey Site!
Items Used in this Card
Beach SoirĂ©e Bundle     BD-0103
Graduated Dots.    SS-0117
Media Prints Paper Pack     PP-0011
Whip Cream Journey Thread     AC-0128
River Stone Satin Ribbon     AC-0139
Special Celebration Sequins     AC-0115
Journey Glaze     AD-0002
Journey Sparkle Dust     AC-0013
River Stone CS
Whip Cream CS
Black Licorice IP
Pool Play Re-inker
Blue Lagoon Re-inker
Pretty Pansy Re- inker
Whip Cream Re-inker