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Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Storybook Occasions - Wish You Luck



Here is the 3rd and last card for my January Card Class. 



I also made several variations of this same card. Included in the FSJ Storybook Occasions stamp set are the sentiments, Thinking of You, Happy Birthday, Happy Easter, Wish You Luck, & Be Mine. 

The images was stamped with Black Fusion Ink and colored with FSJ Color Burst Pencils.

The paper is from Through The Year Prints. Two sheets of cardstock weight designer paper for Each Month/Holiday. 

The embellishments of this card are three green Rainbow Drops in upper left corner and a triple bow with Lemongrass Thread

The background was dry embossed using the Corrugated Board EF.

The background around the image was colored with Pan Pastels.

Challenges for this card:
Bugaboo Stamps - Sketch










Creative Moments - Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination - Anything
Simon Says - Use Patterned Paper


Thursday, January 4, 2018

Spring Botanicals - Thinking of You


Another COLD and snowy day here on the East Coast. 
So, THINKING SPRING!!!


Here is my second card for my January Class. This is a NEW stamp set from the FSJ, Bloom This Way Spring Mini
The stamp set is called Spring Botanicals. It's one of the trending new design of stamps for the No Line look. 
All products are from Fun Stampers Journey.

I stamped the two flowers in Summer Days Fusing ink and colored in the light portion with the yellow from the Party Pop PanPastels

The other flower was stamped with Sweet Berry Fusion Ink.  No need to color this one since it will be layered. 

I used the masking technique when stamping the flowers and then masked all the flowers to stamp the foliage.

I stamped the pink flower two more times on scrap paper. The light portion was colored in with the light pink from the Confectionary Days Panpastels. and then cut out. 
The smaller one, I just cut out the smaller part of the flower. I sponged the edges with Sweet Berry ink and them layered with thin foam tape. 

The "Thinking of You is from the Embroidered Greetings Stamp Set

Challenges for this card:
Crafting by Design - Anything
Inspiration Destination - Anything
Simon Says -Something New

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Storybook Occasions - Easter


It's 5° outside here in PA, with snow coming tomorrow and I'm making Easter Cards. I'm thinking Spring. *Ü*



This is the first of three cards for my January Card Class. 
I'm showcasing cards made with New Products from the Bloom This Way Mini Catalog that runs from January 1st to March 31st.  You can pick one up for yourself for only $3.95 by clicking on the link above. 

All products are Fun Stamps Journey.

I first used the Mystic Impression Embossing Folder for the Background. Then splattered Cool Pool and Sparkle Silk on the background. The Sparkle Silk does not show up on pictures. 
The cardstock is Cool Pool. The designer paper is "Spring Filled Prints".

I used the Treat Label Dies and piercing Dies and stamped the chick and eggs from the Storybook Occasion Stamp Set
I colored it all in with the Color Burst Pencils.

To finish off the card, I made a triple Bow out of Whip Cream Thread and topped it with a Orange Rainbow Drop

 Challenges for this card: 
2 Craft Critters - Anything with a critter
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything


Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Summer Rose - Valentine


HAPPY NEW YEAR!
Time to start making the Valentine cards. 

This card can be for any occasion, but I stamped Happy Valentines Day for my December card class. 

This is the third and last card for my December class using a new stamp set and new dies. 

All products are from Fun Stampers Journey. 

I embossed the background with the Brocade Imprints Embossing folder. You can get this folder free with any purchase of $100.00. 
I sponged over it with Oatmeal Cookie Fusion ink. Then I splattered it with Gold and Sparkle Silk

The stamp set is called "Summer Rose". I stamped it with Rich Coral Ink onto Summer  Days Cardstock. I cut it out by hand and sponged around the edges of the rose with Rich Coral ink. The leaves are stamped with Limeade Splash and Kiwi Slice. 

The sentiment was stamped with Rich Coral ink onto Summer Days Cardstock cut out using the Treat Label die and piercing die and stamped with the Annual Celebration Stamp Set

Challenges for this card:
A Bit more time to Craft - Anything.
Artistic Stamper - Anything
Country View Crafts - Anything
Die Cut Divas - Something New
Love to Craft - Anything
Cuttlebug Mania - Flowers
Lemon Shortbread - Anything

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Dear Rose - Love You Card


HAPPY NEW YEAR'S EVE

Here is the second of my December card class.  This is my Valentine/Love class. All products are from FSJ.
The image is a Fun Stampers Journey Stamp Set called "Dear Rose" The sentiment is also from this set as well as Miss You, and Hello. 
I stamped the rose on Bubble Gum Cardstock using Rich Coral Fusion Ink. 
The leaves were stamped on Limeade Splash Cardstock with Fresh Forest Fusion ink.
The Love You was also stamped with Frest Forest Ink and heart embossed with clear embossing powder.

The background was stamped with Vintage Notes Background Stamp using Oatmeal Cookie Fusion Ink. 
Beautiful 
I cut the Doily using the Doily Die and Rich Coral Cardstock. 

The triple bow was made with the Journey Gold Thread. This thread is a neutral color with gold threads woven through it. 

Journey Sequins Pink World adorns the bottom of the card. 

Saturday, December 30, 2017

Double Pocket Christmas Card



We just had about 2 inches of snow. Perfect for a weekend when I don't have to drive in it. And, it's BITTER cold here in Pa. 

But, it's just the right amount of snow to look pretty and then go away. Lol

Here is the first of my December Class cards. I hadn't planned on having them make another Christmas card, however, everyone can use a gift card holder.


I used the Fun Stamper's Journey Double Pocket Die Set to make it. The tag at the top is where you can attach the gift card, and the smaller tag below is where you write your message. 


I also used the Poinsettia Steel Rule Die to make the poinsettia and leaves on the front. 


Challenge blogs for this card:
A Gem of a Challenge - Christmas
AllSorts - Seasonal Flowers
Crafty Calendar - Christmas



Friday, December 29, 2017

My Family Christmas Card


It's so hard to believe that the Holidays are just about over already, and I never got our Family Christmas Card Posted. Mainly becasue they are so detailed that I only got all of my cards finished & sent out three days before Christmas. Lol
All products are from Fun Stampers Journey. 

The stamp set is called Poinsettia Baskets. This set is gorgeous. This is only one image out of nine in the set. It was colored with Copic Markers and fussy cut by hand. Glitter was added for some sparkle.

The black legs that I added to the bottom of the Circle came from the center of the ornament I used in this card

The background was dry embossed with "Love Letter Embossing Folder" which is FREE, as a Bloom Benefit, in the Big Book with a $100 order.  It was sponged over with Oatmeal Cookie ink and splattered with Gold Silk

Peace was stamped and cut from the Holiday Script Stamp & Die set. Then was also die cut from the Mirror Gold cardstock.  

Challenges for this card:
Fussy and Fancy - Christmas.
Winter Wonderland - Christmas
4 Crafty Chicks - Glitter
CCEE Stampers - Favorite Christmas Stamps
Sweet Stampin - Christmas
Stampotique - Christmas
The Merry Christmas Challenge - Christmas

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Snowman Couple Christmas Card


Welcome back for my third and final card for my November classes.
For this card I started by dry embossing the white background with the Happy Holidays Embossing Folder. 

Then a Frame was cut out of Kiwi Slice cardstock using the Die from Snapshot Frames. The word Joy was also cut from the same Die Set. 
The Joy was cut from White and Cranberry Bliss Cardstocks and layered to look like snow on top of the word. I added some glitter to the white portion to make the snow glittery.

Tree were stamped on a background panel in Fresh Forest Ink using the Fresh Forest Stamp Se. The sky was colored in with a light blue PanPastel.

For the snow, I used Journey Modeling Paste and topped it off with Journey Sparkle Cuts to make it sparkle.

The Snow Couple, From Snowmen Days was stamped, colored with the Color Burst Pencils and cut out by hand. There is a die for this but I prefer to hand cut. 

The Poinsettia was cut from the Poinsettia Steel Rule Die. Then sponged with Cranberry Bliss Ink, adhered together and yellow glitter I found in my stash, was added to the center.

A triple bow was made from Journey Candle Apple Twine and adhered to upper left corner

Products used in this card:
Happy Holidays Embossing Folder - EF-0009
Snapshot Frames Die Set - DI-0045
Snowmen Days Stamp Set - SS-0519
Fresh Forest Stamp Set - SS-0487
Journey Modeling Paste - JM-0073
Journey Sparkle Cuts - AC-0151
Poinsettia Steel Rule Die - SR-0013
Journey Candy Apple Twine - AC-0266
Journey Color Burst pencils - JM-0077

Challenges for this cad:
C.R.A.F.T - Winter
Craft Rocket Challenges - Christmas is coming
Crafting with an attitude - Anything
Cute Card Thursday - Sparkles
Moving Along With the Times - Trees
Tic Tac Toe - Sentiment-Free-Tree
A perfect time to craft - Anything
Craft-Dee-Bowz - Hand made bow.
Crafty Hazelnuts - Christmas
Daisy Chain - Christmas/Winter

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Snowflake Frame Deer Christmas Card


Welcome back for the second of my three class cards for November.
This card was SO FUN to make. 

The magic in my cards all comes from the FUN Tools from Fun Stampers Journey. 
I started with a Black Licorice card base. Then I die cut the frame out of Whip Cream cardstock using th Snow Frames Die. This set comes with two dies. The Frame is one and I used the other for the inside of the card. 

The front panel trees and the inside tree were stamped with Fresh Forest Fusion Ink using the Sparkle Trim Stamp set. Merry Christmas is from this same set.
The Front Panel is layered on top of a Fresh Forest Cardstock Mat. 

The Deer and wreath were Die Cut using the Dashing Deer Die Set that is a Host Exclusive in the Journey Holiday Mini. Only $4.95 with a $150 order.  He was cut out of Black Licorice Cardstock and the wreath from the Silver Mirror paper. 

Modeling paste was used for the snow along with Journey Sparkle Cuts for that extra sparkle. 

Three silver sequins adorn the top of the card. 

Products used for this card:
Sparkle Trim Stamp Set - SS-0495
Snow Frames Dies - DI-0246
Dashing Deer Die Set - DI-0254
Journey Modeling Paste - JM-0073
Journey Sparkle Cuts - AC-0151
Journey Silver Special Celebration Sequins - AC-0115
Fresh Forest Cardstock - CS-0011

Challenges for this card;
Dream Valley Challenge - Add a Sentiment
Get Creative - Holiday
Scrapbook Stamp Society - Anything
Craft Rocket Challenge - Christmas
Jungle Belles - Animal
Morgan's Artwork - Anything
Challenge up your life - Die Cuts
Crafty Friends - Christmas
Crazy4Challenges - Layer it Up

Sunday, November 5, 2017

Have a Very Merry Christmas


Hey Everyone, Thanks for checking out my November Class Cards.
Here is the first of three. 

It was so hard getting a good picture of this card because of the Mirror cardstock in the ornament. Fun stampers Journey has the BEST Mirror cardstock. 

Seriously, I have seen nothing like this. You can literally put your lipstick on with the reflection you get from it. 

I had to take many pictures of the card to get a good one because you could see the trees out my window on the reflection of the cardstock.
The FSJ coaches have a sketch challenge each week.  Below is the sketch I used for this. 
 
I first used the piercing die with the Journey rectangles on the actual card front.

I then sponged Lovely blue ink inside the pierced area.
I layered a circle of the Christmas Cheer Prints on a black Licorice Circle.

Then, using the Ornament Swirls Die, I cut out the ornament in the Gold Mirror paper and Black cardstock for the front layer.

The Holly is from the Poinsettia Burst Stamp  and the Sentiment from the Holiday Wishes Set. 

I used red glitter paper for the holly berries and topped it with Journey Glaze, and attached it on top of a triple bow of Journey Whip Cream Thread.

The Pine Sprig was cut from the Timeless Foliage Die out of Fresh Forest Cardstock. 

Products used:
Journey Rectangles - DI-0041
Journey Circles - DI-0039
Timeless Foliage - SR-0036
Ornament Swirls Die - DI-0251
Holiday Wishes Stamp Set - SS-0469
Poinsettia Burt Stamp Set - SS-0524
Mirror Gold Cardstock - CS-0136
Christmas Cheer Prints - PP-0049
Fashion Gold Pearls - AC-0292
Journey Whip Cream Thread - AC-0128
Journey Holiday Elements Sequins - AC-0116

Challenges:
Angie's Digitsl Stamps - Anything-twist, Holiday
Christmas Card Challenge - Christmas
Paper Players - Holiday Pines
Crafty Friends - Christmas
Crafty Hazelnut's - Christmas



Monday, October 9, 2017

Bethlehem Journey

Hi Crafters.  Here is a Christmas card I made today. Very time consuming, but so much fun!!!



Everything on my card is from Fun Stampers Journey. 
My stamping first started with with the Vintage Notes Background stamp with Oatmeal Cookie onto Buttercream Cardstock cut to size.

I then stamped the buildings on the right side and embossed with Gold Embossing Powder. Then using PanPastels, I colored in the sky and the sand. Because I am making kits with this for my Etsy Shop, I set the PanPastels with hairspray. 

I then took a small amout of white Gesso and watered it down and splattered it with a paint brush to look like stars.  I stamped the star and heat embossed with white ep and colored in with glue and clear glitter. 
This was then mounted on a slightly larger piece of Journey Brushed Gold Cardstock, then onto the Buttercream Cardstick Base. 

Mary & Joseph were stamped with Black Licorice ink, colored with Copic Markers and fussy cut. 

Products used for this card:
Bethlehem Journey Stamp Set - SS-0382
Mother Nature PanPastells - JM-0080
Hazelnut Blend Panpastel - JM-0112
Fashion Gold embellishments - AC-0292
Journey Gold Embossing Powder - IP-0101
Journey White Embossing Powder - IP-0098
Journey Sparkle Dust - AC-0013
Journey Gess0 - JM-0072
Brushed Gold Cardstock - CS-0134
Buttercream Cardstock - CS-0006


Challenges:
Crafty Hazelnut - Christmas
Creatalicious - Make own background
One Crazy Stamper - Christmas/Winter
Christmas Card Challenge - Christmas
Jingle Belles - Embossing
Winter Wonderland - Christmas
Cute Card Thursday - Anything
Tic Tac Toe Challenge - Animal, Layers, Sparkle

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Pumpkin Kisses


Here is my 3rd and last card for my October class. 
Super Easy and fast card.



I dry embossed the Fall Text Embossing Folder that is FREE with a $100 FSJ order. I then swipped three different colors over the text. Summer Days, Rich Coral and Pumpkin Bread.

The Leaves were die cut from the Snapshot Frames Dies Set in the same colors of inks mentioned above.

The sentiment and small flower were stamped with FSJ Rich Coral Fusions Blend Ink. Then layered onto a piece of Pumkin Bread Cardstock.

The small strip is a piece of the Fall Fest Prints layered onto a piece of Rich Coral Cardstock. All tied up with Journey Natural Twine. 

Products used:
Snapshot Frames Die Set - DI-0045
Pumpkin Kisses Stamp Set - SS-0526
Fall Fest Print - PP-0048
Pumpkin bread Cardstock - CS-0098
Rich Coral Fusion Blend Ink Pad - IP-0052
Rich Coral Card Stock - CS-0093

Challenges:
Mod Squad Challenges - Fall Colors
Crafty Addict - Autumn Colors


Saturday, September 30, 2017

Bountiful Thanks


This is my 2nd card for my classes in October. Since the first one was detailed, I wanted to keep the others simpler. 
All products are from Fun Stampers Journey except the button. 



This is a quick and easy card. .
My card base is Buttercream  cardstock as well as the piece I stamped on. 
I first stamped the card base and image cardstock with the Canvas Prints Background Stamp using Pinapple Smoothy Ink. 

I stamped the cornacopia With Clear Embossing Ink and Gold Detail Embossing Powder. Then layered onto Brushed Gold Cardstock.

I splattered Gold Silk round image and then colored a white button with the gold silk so it matched. 

The Sentiment and the Gourd were also stamped with Clear Embossing ink and Gold Embossing Powder. 

The bow was made with the natural and Gold Thread. 

Products I used:
Journey Gold Thread - AC-0205
Buttercream Cardstock - CS-0006
Journey Gold Silk - IP-0096
Journey Gold Embossing Powder - IP-0101
Canvas Prints Background Stamp - SS-0019
Bountiful Thanks Stamp Set - SS-0531
Brush Gold Cardstock - CS-0134

This card submitted in these challenges:
Hiding in my craft room - Freestyle
Daring Card Makers - Harvest Home
Aud Sentiments - Two Word Sentiment
Simon Says - Anything Goes
Crafting From the Heart - Anything Goes
Crafty Cardmakers - Autumn
The Paper Girls - Harvest


Friday, September 29, 2017

Autumn Days - Give Thanks


I'm busy working on the cards for my October Classes. 
Here is the first of three. 
This one was a little time consuming but so much fun to make. All products used are from Fun Stampers Journey.



The card base is Butter Cream and the next layer is Pumpkin Bread.

The background was made using the exclusive FSJ 8.5 x 11 size Gel Press, using Liquid colors of Lemon Drop, Limeade Splash and Rich Coral. I brayered those colors and then used the Falling Petals stencil on top. 

I then took what inks were still on the brayer and ran it across the Playful Leaves Background Stamp and applied that on top. 

I stamped Give Thanks from the Bountiful Thanks Stamp Set with Cocoa Powder Ink then clear detail embossing powder.
I added some Gold Silk over all.

The leaves were stamped with the Clear Pigment Ink and then colored with Pan Pastels and fussy cut. There is a matching die set for the leaves, but I LOVE to cut buy hand.

I attached a piece of the corrugated paper with the Pumpkin Patch Ribbon on top. I popped up the leaves and added a bow made from the Pumpkin Patch Ribbon.

I then used the Detailed Foliage Die and Gold Mirror paper to add a little more fun detail. 

Gel Press, Brayer, stencil, and PanPastels used on this cad, are all on sale at 20% off until the end of September.

Products I used:
Pumpkin Bread Cardstock - CS-0098
Lemon Drop Liquid Color - IP-0132
Limeade Splash Liquid Color - IP-0133
Rich Coral Liquid Color - IP-0137
Journey Gel Press - JM-0107
Falling petals Stencil - JM-0001
Playful Leaves Background Stamp - SS-0234
Bountiful Thanks Stamp Set - SS-0531
Autumn Days Stamp Set - SS-0006
Pumpkin Patch Ribbon - AC-0334
Corrugated Stock - ST-0124
Journey Gold Silk - IP-0096
Rich Sorbets PanPastels - JM-0082
Detailed Foliage Die - DI-0360
Mirror Gold Cardstock - CS-0136
Brayer - TO-0087

Entered this card in following Challenges:
Craft for the Criac - Autumn Colors
Really Reasonable Ribbon- Anything with Ribbon
QKR Stampede - Cut it up
Victorine Originals - Mood Board - Fall Colors
Aud Sentiments- Use a two word Sentiment
Craft Rocket Challenges - "F"all
Creative Knockouts- Lots of Layers
Tic Tac Toe Challenge - Stencil, Layers, Ink Blending
Craftaholics R Us - Anything with fall colors
Fab 'n' Funky - Fall Colors
Mod Squad -  Fall colors, use a stencil
Bitten By The Bug - Autumn Colors