Thursday, March 16, 2017

Sophisticated Animal

Good morning Creative Friends.

How many of you buy a stamp set and have every intention of showing it all the love and attention it needs and then promptly put it in your stash and forget about it?  Come on, I know we all do this... so today's post is about one of those stamp sets, Sophisticated Animals SS-0300, by Fun Stampers Journey.


I wanted to use the animal heads right off the bat, but was a little intimidated by them at first so I used them to make a background for my first card.  Then I got brave and stamped the elephant head, mask it off and stamped the vest body with it.  I really wanted a saying that said "your an animal", but sorry to say there is not one (all though I told RG I totally needed one!)  Instead I used the saying "Let the adventure begin". 

The next card I created used the same set, but was totally in my comfort zone.  I mean, who doesn't like a sharp dressed man?  This would be perfect for the guy in your life, or for a invite for a girls night out?!!!!  I used my Striped Love background stamp, but didn't ink it up so it has a distressed "manly" look to it.

As always, here are the links to the products I used for todays cards.

Sophisticated Animals SS-0300, Ink Splat AT-0108, Begin Adventure AT-0194, Stripe Love SS-0181, Bike Life SS-0361, Journey Color Burst Pencils JM-0077, Journey Ovals Die, Dark Roast IP, Oatmeal Cookie IP, Dark Roast Silk, River Stone IP, Black Licorice IP, Oatmeal Cookie CS, Denim Days CS, Pomegranate Splash CS, Whip Cream CS, Catalina Splash CS, Black Licorice CS

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Wednesday, March 15, 2017

That's Life

Hello Creative Friends

Don't you just love the French saying C'est la vie, or translated to English, That's Life.  It's perfect for almost any situation.  You had a bad day, that's life.... you have an amazing day, that's life!   I like to think of it as rolling with what ever life throws your way whether it's good, bad, or so so.

Isn't this guy just stinking cute?!!! If you had a bad day, he would cheer you up, if it was a great day that's even better. 

I colored him using my Journey Color Burst pencils, love them!  They are so rich and creamy. And see the heart?... its a wooded embellishment form the Amazing Accents pack that I painted using Silver Silk and the covered with Journey Glaze and Sparkle Dust!!!  Tooo  cute!

As always, if you would like to purchase any of the products used in this card the links are listed below.

C'est La Vie stamp AT-0203, Journey Color Burst Pencils, Amazing Accents, Journey Twine Candy Apple, Journey Silver Silk, Journey Glaze, Journey Sparkle Dust, Scalloped Circle Punch, Punch Handle, Party Pop Prints, Lemon Drop cardstock, Rich Coral cardstock, and Beach Breeze cardstock

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Friday, March 10, 2017

New Day Card

Hello Creative Friends!  Have you been playing along with the 30 day Color challenge?  I have been trying to... some days are better then others.  Today I actually made sure I colored first thing this morning, and I have to tell you it feels wonderful!

I pulled out a brand new stamp, New Day and inked it up.  There is nothing like putting ink on new rubber, I just love it!  I inked it up with Dark Roast ink and stamped it on Oatmeal Cookie cardstock.  Next I grabbed my FSJ Journey Color Burst pencils and lost myself in coloring.

I also used the New Day stamp to make the large piece of background paper.  It is a strip of  Watermelon Fusion stamped with Clear Pigment ink.  The sentiment is also from the New Day stamp, don't you love when you can whip out a card with a single stamp set? 

Here are links for the products I used on my card today:
New Day stamp set AT-0185,  Journey Color Burst Pencils,  Party Pop Prints Paper Pack,   Journey Rectangle Long die,   Heart Chips,   Journey Bubble Gum Thread,  Oatmeal Cookie Cardstock, Watermelon Fusion Cardstock,  Dark Roast Cardstock,  Dark Roast Ink Pad,  Clear Pigment Ink Pad, Bubble Gum Silk,  Journey Glaze

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Thursday, March 9, 2017

Life is Good

Hello Creative Friends

I spent the morning playing with the Ala Mode set and my Journey Color Splash Pencils.  Who could ask for anything more?  I must say, my life is really good!

I'm really digging the Ala Mode set and the good news is that it has gone live and is available to the public.   The other set I used on this card is called Bike Life, and I must say that the sayings in this set are totally awesome.  As you can tell, they not only would work on guy cards, but can work on any card.

Here's a short video of how I created this card.

I hope you enjoyed that short video.  As always, if you would like to purchase any of the items I used in the video, I have listed them below.

Ala Mode Stamp set SS-0384, Bike Life Stamp set SS-0361, Journey Color Splash Pencils, Journey Blending Brush,  Tag Set Steel Rule Die, Corrugated Stock specialty paper, Black Licorice Sparkle Ribbon, Journey Twine Candy Apple, Cranberry Bliss Silk,  Electric Lime Cardstock, Whip Cream Cardstock, Candy Apple Cardstock

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Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Technique Tuesday: Awesome You using Colored Pencils and Dark Cardstock

Hello Creative Friends

I know we all love to color, we color flowers, cute animals, people.... but we always seem to use white paper as our background.  Today I want to show you how to use your colored pencils on darker cardstock.  This technique works on most any darker colored cardstock... Oatmeal Cookie (kraft color), River Stone, Rock Candy, or Black Licorice cardstocks.   Don't you just love how the color pops on the darker Rock Candy background?!!

Here is the technique video showing you exactly how I created this card.  I used the Awesome You stamp set, Rock Candy cardstock, Whip Cream ink pad, white embossing powder, and Journey Color Burst pencils 16, 27,and 48 if you would like to color along.

I hope you enjoyed today's video.  As always, if you would like to purchase any of the items I used in the video, I have listed the links below.

Awesome You SS-0097, Journey Rectangle Long DI-0040, Journey Color Burst Pencils JM-0077, Whip Cream Ink Pad IP-0009, Journey Heat Gun TO-0083, Turbo Teal Silk IP-0119, Sour Lemon Silk IP-0110, Pineapple Smoothie Gingham Ribbon, Sweet Candy Drops AC-0275
Rock Candy Cardstock, Turbo Teal Cardstock, and Banana Cream Cardstock

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