Friday, September 29, 2017

Bountiful Thanks Stamp Set with Cindy Bristow

Hello Creative Friends,

 It's been a rough week here in my Creative world.  I have been shocked, heart broken, mad and determined to make the right decision.  I have come to the determination that I joined Fun Stampers Journey for the wonderful products and the wide selection of choices and those are the reasons why I am staying with this company that I have grown to love.

Last night I spent some time doing what I love, and what relaxes me, Coloring!!!  I chose to pull out the horn of plenty from the Bountiful Thanks set.  Lots of coloring goodness to be had, and I immersed myself in the simple art of bringing this image to life. 

You just have to love the rich colors that the Journey Color Burst pencils provide.  After I finished the image, I decided to let the colors speak for themselves and created a simple card around the image. 

Thank you for stopping by, and have a wonderful weekend!

Products used in todays project:
Stamp set:  Bountiful Thanks
Color Pencils:  Journey Color Burst Pencils
Dies:  Journey Oval Dies
Cardstock:  Buttercream, Green Olive, Pretty Pansy, and Journey Brushed Gold
Ink Pads:  Dark Roast, Journey Gold Silk
Accessories:  Fashion Gold Dots

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Autum Days

Hello Creative Friends,

Fall is officially on us and I wanted to share some fall colors today.  Today's card is created with a Fun Stampers Journey set called "Autumn Days".  It is one of my favorites in the FSJ large catalog.

The background of this fast and easy card is created with another of my favorite background stamps, Canvas Prints.  Isn't the texture it creates just amazing?!!!

I created the leaves by using daubers and various ink pads that I listed below to cover a piece of Buttercream cardstock.  Then I stamped my leaves and die cut them with the matching die.  Love that we have dies to match our stamps!!! and the bonus is if you purchase them together, you get a bundle price!
I hope you enjoyed my share today and as always, have an Amazing day!
Products used in todays project:
Cardstock:  Oatmeal Cookie, Pumpkin Bread, Buttercram
Ink pads:  Oatmeal Cookie, Dark Roast, Pomegranate Splash, Summer Days, Pumpkin Bread, and Green Olive
Silks:  Bronze Silk, Gold Silk, and Cranberry Bliss Silk
Accessories:  Sea Stones, Journey Gold Twine

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Snow Friends Tags

Hello Creative Friends.

Have you seen the Snow Friends Bloom Benefit in the Journey Holiday Mini?  It is soooo stinking cute!!!  And get this, it is free with any $50 purchase from either catalog!

When I got my set of Snow Friends stickers, I knew exactly what I wanted to create with them, gift tags!!!  I started with a medium sized tag cut out of Kiwi Slice cardstock.  Stamped a few of the smaller sized snow flakes from the Winter Holiday set using Whip Cream ink.  I also used a dauber and the Whip Cream ink to distress the edges and make a snow bank for my Snow Friend. 

I used a small scrap of Kiwi Slice to stamp the small tree with Fresh Forest ink and then die cut it.  The tree was popped up onto the right hand side of the tag.  Each Snow Friend is colored with Color Burst pencils and popped onto the tag.
As always, these tags and other hand made goodies are available over in my Etsy store.
Thanks for stopping by
Items used in this Project: 
Die:  Tag Set
Bloom Benefit:  Snow Friends
Cardstock:  Kiwi Slice
Inkpads:  Fresh Forrest, Whip Cream, Cranberry Bliss
Accessories:  Whip Cream Organza, Journey Twine Candy Apple

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Witches Boot with Jack O Lanterns

Hello Creative Friends
Today I pulled out another favorite Fun Stampers Journey Halloween stamp set, Jack o Lanterns, and paired it with a fun FSJ die, Chubby Witches Boot.
I just love how the Jack O Lantern's faces are all separate from the pumpkins, that way you can mix and match the faces!  Check out those "floating" ghost faces I used in the background. 

And the Chubby Witch Boot die is pretty versatile also!  Last year I cut two of them and sandwiched a box between them for fun table decoration.
Thank for stopping by,
Items used in this Card:
Cardstock:  Citrus Cooler, Black Licorice, Fall Fest Pattern Paper
Die Set:  Chubby Witches Boot
Ink Pads:  Black Licorice, Whip Cream

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Premium Potion Scenic Tray

Hello Creative Friends.
Yesterday I mentioned that my head was spinning with ideas for the Potion Tag Stamp Set from Fun Stampers Journey.... well, today I want to share one of the many ideas that was swirling around in my brain!

I just love creating little what nots to use around the house for holidays.  This one was created using one of the Scenic Trays and 2 Dowel Stands from the Journey Holiday Mini.

Don't  you just love these poison bottles and my cute little friend down here in the corner?

And this mini bottle of premium poison is to die for!!!  You can create your very own Scenic tray with the items listed below, or grab this one over in my Etsy shop,  CindyCreativeJourney.

Thanks for stopping by,

Mixed Media Products: Scenic Tray.  Dowel Stand, Gesso, River Stone Acrylic Paint
Fun Stampers Journey Stamps:  Potion Tag Stamp Set
Fun Stampers Journey Die:  Spider Web Die
Fun Stampers Journey Cardstock:  Buttercream, Oatmeal Cookie, and Journey Vellum
Fun Stampers Journey Ink Pads:  Black Licorice, Oatmeal Cookie, Fresh Forest, Pretty Amethyst

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Arsenic Potion Card

Hello Creative Friends.

I was rummaging through my Halloween Stamps and found the Potion Tag Stamp Set and my brain started spinning!!!  Something tells me that this set will make a big come back in my stamping this year!  Make sure you check back to see what else comes to life with this set.

Cardstock:  Whip Cream, Brushed Silver, Through the Year Prints , Mystic Romance Paper Pack
Die SetBread Tag, Spider Web Die, Journey Circles
Accessories:  Black Thread, Silver Silk, Black Licorice Sparkle Tape, Special Celebration Sequins, Journey Glaze

Friday, September 15, 2017

Noel Wreath

Hello Creative Friends!

Today's share is a card I created using the Noel Wreath Stamp from Fun Stampers Journey.  This stamp set is one of the Artist Trading stamps which means that it is designed to fit in smaller spaces, and the price, $8.95,  is so low that you just have to have it!!!  I mean, what's not to love?!!!

I have done a video over on my Facebook page Cindy's Creative Journey, so if you would like to check that out, here is the link:

Thanks for stopping by!

Here are the links for products used if you would like to recreate this card.
Wishing Stars Bloom Benefit
Journey Color Burst Pencils

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Altered Dollar Store Pumpkin using Fun Stampers Journey Mixed Media products

Hello Creative Friends.

Today I am sharing a project using a Dollar Store Pumpkin and Fun Stampers Journey Mixed Media Products!  Want to hear some really good news?!!!  FSJ is running a 20% off discount on several of the Mixed Media Products that I use in this project!

I did a video over on my Facebook Page showing the entire process of creating this project.  You can view it here: Altered Dollar store pumpkin using Fun Stampers Journey Mixed Media products 

Here is a complete list of Fun Stampers Journey products that I used:  Pumpkin from the Dollar Store, Wooden Candle Stick, Artful Burst Die, Whip Cream Cardstock, Craft Glue,  Journey Gesso, Square Paint Brush, Butter Cream Acrylic Paint, Citrus Cooler Splash, Media Flowers, Nature Buttons, Bloom Benefit Christmas Leaf AC-0307, Silver Shavings, Journey Gel Medium, Oatmeal Cookie Ink pad, Dauber Dowel Small, Media Mister, Journey Gold Silk, Citrus Cooler Silk, and a hot glue gun.

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, September 11, 2017

Designer Show Case Mixed Media Blog Hop

Hello Creative Friends and
Welcome to the first ever Designer's Showcase Blog Hop!

What is the Designer's Showcase?  We are a team of ten Journey Coaches from all over the country.  Fun Stampers Journey hand selected this group of coaches based on hand stamped submissions that we all sent in.  Our goal is to showcase the amazing products that Fun Stampers journey hast to offer and inspire you to create.

If you want to follow along in the blog hop you will find a link below to go on to the next Coach's blog or facebook page.  And at each blog you will find a link to the next, so you can see all of our creations and get to know the 2017-2018 Designer's Showcase team.

Let me tell you a little bit about me, my name is Cindy Bristow and I have been a Fun Stampers Journey Coach since November 2014.  I am one of the founding coaches with Fun Stampers Journey and a former member of the Leadership Team.  I also was a co-owner of a small stamping store and it was the wide variety of paper crafting product that convinced me to join Fun Stampers Journey.  I am also a proud Navy wife and mother to 3 grown children.  I love that I am able to take my job anywhere the Navy sends my husband and I.  I am blessed to have a job where I can create pretty things and share my joy of creating with you and my fellow Journey Coaches.

I created this cute 4 x 6 canvas using Fun Stampers Journey Mixed Media products and various patterned papers. 
To start, adhered a layer of 1 x 1 patterned papers to my canvas, applied a thin layer of Journey Gesso.  Then I squirted a few small daubs of Pineapple Smoothie acrylic paint and Green Olive acrylic paint onto the canvas and swirled them around using a square paint brush.  Once my paint dried, I grabbed the Vintage Screen stencil, Journey Modeling Paste, and my spatula to add some random texture to the canvas.  Can you see all of the texture these first few steps added to the finished product?

After the journey Modeling Paste dried, I rub over it with some Journey Brushed Gold PanPastel just to give it some sparkle.... you know how I like my sparkle!  Then I squirted a spray of Citrus Cooler Splash and some water and let it run down my canvas.  After everything dried again, I inked the edges with a Dark Roast inkpad.  Using the same inkpad, I randomly stamped the Postage Stamps all over the canvas.  Then it was time to layer on all of the paper goodies!

The pumpkin is created using the 1-3/4 oval punch and Party Pop Prints paper.  Check out the Corrugated Stock strip!!! I love this stuff and it is one of my go to's when I want texture. Other one of my go to's is the Snapshot Frames Die, don't you just love that fall word up at the top?!!!  My final touch was adding the Silver Shavings as small accents around the canvas.

Thanks for stopping by,

Next up you are headed to Eva Bussom's Blog, Eva's Cards and Things.  You are going to love her creative style.  Be sure leave comments on the projects that you love along the hop.