Thursday, June 21, 2018

Coloring Your Creative Journey Subscription Group

Have you purchased your Fun Stampers Journey Color Burst Pencils?  Are you loving them and want to take you coloring to the next level?
 
 
 
I have started an Exclusive Subscription group called, Coloring your Creative Journey.  For 9.95 a month, you will receive access to the exclusive group,  4 custom color swatches, Weekly live interactive videos featuring color swatches and techniques.  Click on the Subscribe Now Button below to sign up.
 
Thanks for stopping by,
Cindy

Friday, April 27, 2018

Fun Stampers Journey Small Things Mixed Media Tags

Hello Creative Friends.
 
I have been spending over on Facebook doing live videos every Monday, Wednesday, and Fridays at 11 am eastern time. 
 
Today I featured the Small Things Bundle and several mixed media products.
 
 
I wanted to show you how to use retired patterned paper, or patterned paper you really didn't like to create a beautiful mixed media piece.  I started by gluing the paper to a chipboard tag and priming the surface with Journey Gesso

 
On this tag I used several different colors of Silk to include, Cool Pool Silk and Outrageous Pink Silk.  I then stamped the Thread Sketch Background stamp onto it.  The Silver is Foil applied directly to the tag. 

 
On this tag I used different colors of Color Splash to include, Turbo Teal Splash and WaterMelon Fusion Splash.  I also stamped the Thread Sketch Background stamp onto it.  I used the Silver Foil to give my heart die cut some sparkle.
 
Make sure you head over to my Facebook page @ccreativejourney to catch a replay of the process.  If you don't want to get your fingers inky, these tags are also for sale in my Etsy store.
Thanks for stopping by,
Cindy 


Thursday, April 26, 2018

Pre Order Coffee Helps Online Class

Hey Guys!
 
The Coffee Helps bundle is one of my favorite sets in the Spring into Summer Mini by Fun Stampers Journey.    I wanted to share my love of this fun set with you by offering it as an Online Class!
 
 
 
I will be offering a Online class at least once a month.  You will receive supplies and pre cut kits mailed to you so that you can create the projects with me live in a Exclusive Facebook group. 
 
The Coffee Helps kit includes: 
Coffee Helps Stamp set
Coffee Helps Die set
4 pre cut cards and embellishments
and 1 bottle of Black Licorice Silk
 
***** You will need to provide your own adhesives, scissors, inks, die cut machine and coloring medium for these projects. I used a Black Licorice ink pad, Black Licorice silk, and Journey Color Burst pencils along with a tape runner and dimensional dots.

 
 
Cindy's Creative Journey Coffee Helps  Online Classes will be held Live in an Exclusive Facebook group on Wednesday,  May16  at 2pm EST.  If you miss the live event, it will be available for viewing after the event in the Exclusive Facebook group for 30 days, after that I will send you a private YouTube link for viewing the video.  If you are not on Facebook, the video will be available upon request via a private YouTube link, after the day of the live event.
 
Registration for the Coffee Helps Online Class is available now and closes on May 3rd.  There are 2 class options and a add on to choose from. 
 
Option 1:  Full Kit -45.50
includes all the supplies and product listed above as well as the online live event.
 
Option 2:  Materials Only Kit- 20.00
This option includes on the cut materials to create you cards.  Stamps and Black Licorice Silk is not included in this option.  You will also be included in the online event.  This is a good option if you already own this stamp set.  Coaches are welcome to participate.
 
 
 
REGISTER HERE

Coffee Helps Bundles
 
 

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Fun Stampers Journey Create a Pocket Letter with Cindy's Creative Journey

Hey Guys!
 
Yesterday on my Facebook Live Monday video, I tried my hand at creating a Pocket Letter.  I had never created a Pocket Letter before, so there where learning curves, like don't use washi tape as a hinge... other then that, it went pretty smooth.
 
 
Pocket letters are used by planner girls to send happy mail stuffed with all kinds of planner goodies like stickers, washi tape and paper clips.  As a card maker or scrapbooker, you could use it to send card candy, embellishments or even as a mini scrapbook.... and bonus, Fun Stampers Journey now has the new Envelo-Box die  you can mail this loaded Pocket Letter in!
 
Check out that cute little silver heart on the front- it's from the Heart Foils sticker pack that's on sale for $2.21 until March 31. 2018.

 
Once you open the card, you find a cute envelope, and 2 more pockets you can load with goodies.  I only put a few things in them, but they are ready to be filled with fun things.

 
The 2 flaps can be opened also to reveal another pocket  you could load up with more fun stuff.  If you missed the video, you can catch it here https://www.facebook.com/ccreativejourney/videos/1685881818134248/
 
Thanks for stopping by!
Cindy


Saturday, March 24, 2018

Hey Honey Online Class with Cindy's Creative Journey

Hey Guys!
 
The Hey Honey Stamp set is one of my favorite sets in the Artisian category of Fun Stampers Journey's large catalog.    I wanted to share my love of this fun set with you by offering it as my April Online Class!
 
 
I will be offering a Online class at least once a month.  You will receive supplies and pre cut kits mailed to you so that you can create the projects with me live in a Exclusive Facebook group. 
 
This month's kit includes: 
Hey Honey Stamp set
4 pre cut cards and embellishments
and a mini bottle of Journey Glaze
 
***** You will need to provide your own adhesives, scissors, inks, and coloring medium for these projects. I used a Dark Roast ink pad, Gold silk, and Journey Color Burst pencils along with a tape runner and dimensional dots.
 
Cindy's Creative Journey Hey Honey Online Classes will be held Live in an Exclusive Facebook group on Friday April 27 at 2pm EST.  If you miss the live event, it will be available for viewing after the event in the Exclusive Facebook group for 30 days, after that I will send you a private YouTube link for viewing the video.  If you are not on Facebook, the video will be available upon request via a private YouTube link, after the day of the live event.
 
Registration for the Hey Honey Online Class is available now and closes on April 6th.  There are 2 class options and a add on to choose from. 
 
Option 1:  Full Kit -29.95
includes all the supplies and product listed above as well as the online live event.
 
Option 2:  Materials Only Kit- 20.00
This option includes on the cut materials to create you cards.  Stamps and Journey Glaze is not included in this option.  You will also be included in the online event.  This is a good option if you already own this stamp set.  Coaches are welcome to participate.
 
Add on Kit - 13.90
This add on kit includes a bottle of Gold Silk and a Dark Roast Inkpad. 
 
REGISTER HERE

Kit options
 
All product for kits will be ordered and prepared after the registration deadline.  As per FSJ policy, I do not have products on hand ready to ship.  Therefore, it takes about 10-12 days after the deadline for me to order, cut, prepare and ship all the class kits.  Class Kits can only be mailed within the United States.
 
See you in class!
Cindy 
 
 
 
 


 


Thursday, March 22, 2018

Fun Stampers Journey Summer Garden Color Play Date with Cindy's Creative Journey

Hi Guys! 
Yesterday was Thursday, so that means it was Color Play Date day!  I featured the Summer Garden stamp set and Journey Color Burst Pencils in my coloring process.  I colored the smaller rose image in 3 different color schemes, a yellow rose, a peace rose and a pink rose.

 
For the yellow rose, I used pencils 16 and 17.  For the peace rose, I used pencils 17,8, and 10.  For the pink rose, I used pencil 5.  If you missed the live video, I have uploaded it to YouTube.
 
 
 
Do you want to take you coloring to the next level?
 
 
 
I have started an Exclusive Subscription group called, Coloring your Creative Journey.  For 9.95 a month, you will receive access to the exclusive group,  4 custom color swatches, live videos featuring color swatches and techniques.  Click on the Subscribe Now Button below to sign up.
 
Thanks for stopping by,
Cindy
  

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Fun Stampers Journey Coffee Bar Canvas

Hey Guys!
 
Last Friday I did a Facebook Live technique video on creating a canvas for your coffee bar.  I mean really, who wouldn't want this stinking cute canvas hanging over their coffee bar to cheer them up in the morning!
 
 
Here are the Fun Stampers Journey Products I used in creating this canvas: 
The coffee cup die cut is available here.
 
In case you missed the live video, I have uploaded it to my You Tube channel.
 
 
 
 
 
Thanks for stopping by,
Cindy


Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Fun Stampers Journey Z-fold card by Cindy's Creative Journey

Hi Guys!
 
Happy first day of Spring!  Yesterday on my Facebook page, I did a live video on how to make a  Z-fold card.
 
 
To tell you the truth, this was the first time I actually had made a Z-fold card and it was super easy! 
 
I started with Rich Coral cardstock cut to 8-1/2 x 5-1/2.  You will need to score it at 4-1/4 and 2-1/8.  The strip of Beach Ball cardstock is 1 x 8-1/2.  You score this strip at 4-1/4 and 2-1/8 also.  Your pattern paper layers are cut to 1-7/8 x 5-1/4, and 4 x 5-1/4.
 
Here is a link to all of the stamps and patterned paper I used to create this card.  Make sure if you want the Yay stamp set or the patterned paper, you order it before March 30 when it retires.
 
If you missed the video, you can catch it Here
 
Thanks for stopping by.
Cindy


Friday, March 16, 2018

Fun Stampers Birthday Song Canvas by Cindy's Creative Journey

Hi Guys!
 
I wanted to stop in and show you what we created this week in our classes, a beautiful canvas board décor item!
 
 
We started out with a canvas board that I purchased from Walmart, covered it with patterned paper and then aged it with Bubble Gum ink and Hazelnut ink.  It is amazing how different a piece looks when you add some ink to it!  Next we worked on our little blue bird, this image is from the Birthday Song Stamp Set.  I love the birds in this set and am so happy that it is still available.  We colored our bird using the Color Splash Pencils, which are our watercolor pencils.
 
Then we moved on to adding everything to our canvas boards.  The wooded filigree frame and the blue flowers are a Bloom Benefit.  What's a Bloom Benefit?  well, Fun Stampers Journey pays you to shop!!!  For every $50 you spend, you get to choose a Bloom Benefit.  The filigree frame is called Victorian Accent, and is a $100 Bloom Benefit.  I plan on stocking up on these because the go away at the end of June.
 
Thanks for stopping by,
Cindy  
 
 


Thursday, March 15, 2018

Color Play Date Deer Friends

Hi Guys.
 
Yesterday was the second official Color Play Date!  Whoo Hoo!!! We used the stamp set called, Deer Friends , which has a few precious animal images that are fun to color. 
 
 
If you would like to watch the Facebook live video, here is a link to my Facebook Page.  https://www.facebook.com/ccreativejourney/videos/1672168859505544/
 
After I finished coloring the 3 friends, I turned them into tags that are perfect for gift bags filled with chocolate, because who wouldn't say Heck yes to a bag of chocolate!!
 
 
 
These stinking cute tags are available in my Etsy Shop, CindyCreativeJourney
 
Thanks for stopping by!
Cindy
 
 

 
 
 






Wednesday, March 14, 2018

So Sweet Chipboard Mini Album Kit

Hey Guys!
 
I am so ready for Spring to make to make an appearance here in the northern neck of Virginia, but I know that in other parts of the country, Spring is in full force.  Many of you are already in the middle of spring break and having a ton of fun.  I hope all of you are taking plenty of pictures!
 
Over in my Etsy shop, I have added a new Mini Album Kit called, So Sweet.  It would be perfect to document your spring break fun!
 
 
Head on over to my Etsy shop, CindyCreativeJourney , and check out all the new things I am adding!
 
Thanks for stopping by,
Cindy


Monday, March 12, 2018

Mixed Media Cool Pool Tag

Hey Guys!
 
How many of you have tried mixed media?  If you are like me, you love the look, but are intimidated by all of the products you see when you go down the art aisle at your local craft store.   Yesterday I shared a mixed media tag video on my Facebook page, Cindy's Creative Journey
Here's  the actual tag I created.
 
 
To help you start in mixed media, I have created 2 bundles for you to purchase so that you can recreate this tag while watching the video. 
 
Mixed Media Bundle 1 contains a tub of gesso, a tub of modeling paste, the vintage stencil, and a spatula.  The cost is 30.00 plus shipping.
 
 
 
 
Mixed Media Bundle 2 contains a bottle of Cool Pool Splash, a bottle of Shimmer Silver Splash, a bottle of Whip Cream Silk, and a bottle of  Silver Silk.  The cost is 30.00 plus shipping.

 


 
 If you purchase either of these Mixed Media Bundles, I will send you a free kit to create the beautiful tag I created in the video.
 
Thanks for stopping by, and have a creative day,
Cindy
 
 
 
 

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Color Play Date Birthday Song

Hey Guys!
 
Yesterday over on my Facebook Page, Cindy's Creative Journey, I started something new!  It's called the Color Play Date!
 
 
What is it?  well, it's just like what it says- it will be a live video where I get on and color something!  So every Wednesday, I will pick a image from a current stamp set and color it live! 
 
Yesterday's image was from the Birthday Song Stamp set.
 
 
Please leave a comment giving me some ideas for next week's Color Play Date featured stamp set!
 
Thanks for stopping by,
Cindy


 
 


Friday, March 2, 2018

Online Thistle Card Class

Hi Guys!
 
I am super excited to share an online class today featuring the Thistle AT stamp.  This class was designed with the beginning stamper in mind, so you will only need minimal supplies to complete these beautiful cards at home!
 
 
 
*You will need a Black Licorice inkpad, an Acrylic Block, Adhesive, Foam squares, Glue Dots and Scissors.  I will include a link at the bottom so that you may purchase them if you would like.
 
*This class comes with a Thistle AT stamp, miniature bottle of Journey Glaze, 2 each of (4) different  card kits that include pre-cut card stock, ribbon and embellishments.
 
 
 
*You will be given a link to a online video to walk you through the making of each card.
 
There is a limited amount of these kits, so be sure to purchase early!
 
 
 
These are the links to the other items you will need to complete your cards.
 
Thanks for stopping by,
Cindy
 
 
 
 
 


Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Jasmine Paper Doll

Hello Creative Friends!
 
Today I want to share another way to use your Build  Super Stamp set!  I'm dating myself when I say that growing up, I loved to watch Barbara Eden in "I Dream of Genie", but it was one of my favorite shows.  Today's little girls love watching Jasmine in the Disney movie "Aladdin".  So in honor of the then and now popular shows, I present my Build a Super girls in haram pants!
 
 
Aren't they just to cute?!!  I mean, what little girl wouldn't want to have one of these to play with?

 
Or, you could use them on scrapbook pages, or in your planners!

 
Make sure you head over to my Facebook business page and watch the Live video of how I make them!
 

Thursday, January 25, 2018

Wonder Woman Paper Doll

Hello Creative Friends!
 
Ok, so today's post is dedicated to Wonder Woman, you know, all of you gals out there who perform heroic feats everyday!
 
 
Although you might not dress like this, or have a rocking bod, you are Wonder Woman!!!  and I want to tell you "Thank You"  for everything you do!  Whether it is getting the kids out the door to school, working out of the home, or working in your home, cooking dinner, laundry.... you name it, you do it, and you Rock!!!!

 
If you missed my Facebook Live video on the making of Cat Woman, you can watch it Here.  If you like it, make sure to leave me some love!
 
Products used in Todays project:
Cardstock:  Birthday Pop Prints, Candy Apple Red, Beach Ball, Whip Cream
Coloring Medium:  Journey Color Burst Pencils
 
Thanks for stopping by!
Cindy
 
 


Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Cat Woman Planner Dashboard

Hello Creative Friends! 
Today I want to share a fun planner dashboard I created using 2 new sets in the Bloom This Way catalog called Build-A Super and Super Accessories.  These sets let you create all kinds of paper dolls!
 
 
Isn't it so stinking cute?!!  They let you start with a basic super hero doll and then you can mix and match all kinds of accessories to create just the look you want, Love it!!!!

 
Even though it looks like a ton of work, it really isn't, and in fact I am going to be sharing short live videos over on my Facebook page, Cindy's Creative Journey, to show you step by step how to create your own characters!

 
You can view the entire Bloom This Way mini catalog by clicking on this link!  Or click on the items listed below for supplies I used in this post!
 
Products used in this Project: 
Cardstock:  Birthday Pop Prints
Coloring Medium:  Color Burst Pencils
 
Don't forget to check out this months special! 
 

Thanks for stopping by,
Cindy
 
 
 


Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Designers Showcase Bloom This Way Launch Party

 
Hello Creative Friends and welcome to Day 3 of the Bloom This Way Launch Party hosted by the Fun Stampers Journey Designers Showcase Team.
I am super excited to participate in the Fun Stampers Journey Launch Party for the brand new Bloom This Way Mini Trends Catalog!  Fun Stampers Journey has so many wonderful new products in the catalog, it just makes me want to spend the entire week up in my craft room playing with all the new goodies!
 My project today is created with the Build-A-Super stamp set and the Super Accessories stamp set! I just know that you are going to have to have these 2 sets once you see all the cute paper dolls I have to share with you over the next few weeks! 
Isn't she stinking cute?!!  Once I saw the plaid skirt and pig tail hair do on the Super Accessories set, I just knew what my first girl was going to be.

  
The Build a Super girl is a bit larger then a standard A2 card front, so I decided to make a tag for her.  My tag is cut from the new Spring Filled Prints paper pack and measures 3" x 7". 
 
That cute little cat comes from the Find Joy stamp set and the Be You sentiment is form the Take Action stamp set. The sparkly grass is made with strips from the Fresh Limeade Journey Tape.  I die cut a strip of Limeade Splash using the Border Details die set to add a bit more interest in the background.   Also in the background is a heart punched with the Love Is punch cartridge and covered with Sparkle Dust. 

 
 
I used Fun Stampers Journey Color Burst pencils to color both my school girl and her cat.  I am in love with these pencils!!  They are very creamy and so easy to blend. 
 
Here is a picture of how I colored this doll.  I stamp several torsos, legs and arms on the same sheet of Whip Cream cardstock to start with, then I color their skin.  For this girl's skin I used pencils 8, 9 and 6.  I will be sharing more skin tones for other dolls, so make sure you keep checking back!  After I colored her skin, I started on her hair.  For this shade of auburn hair, I used pencils 13, 37, 40, and 41.   I use the lightest shade to cover the entire surface, making sure to use a very light touch.  Then I flick the darker colors on a layer at a time.  It will take you several layers to achieve the desired darkness that is shown. 

 
Thanks for stopping by and I hope you are inspired to grab some of these new products and get creative with them!
Cindy
Please watch the Fun Stampers Journey Facebook page all week long for SOO much more inspiration coming your way!”