Wednesday, April 11, 2018

April Bloom Box

It's a monthly box of gorgeousness that is delivered right to your door!  Each month you receive an exclusive stamp set, pre cut elements, coordinating embellishments and step by step instructions to create four beautiful cards.  Just add your own ink and some basic tools and you are ready to go!  

You have the option of a 6 month subscription or you can order each month a la carte (at a higher price, while stocks last)  

See below to watch Kim Kesti,our Creative Director, work with Aprils beautiful set.  

To subscribe, or for more details on the program, click HERE 

Monday, April 9, 2018

Splish, Splash, Sparkle!

April's promotion features one of my favorite FSJ products - our silks!  It also features the splashes and they are great too, but I LOVE the silks.  It's rare that I make a card that doesn't feature them, because they are the PERFECT finishing touch.  My cards look nekkid without them now.  It started innocently enough ... "what are these silks" I pondered as I looked through my catalog as a brand new coach.  Let's order one and see.  So I did - I picked Dark Roast and it remains one of my favorites.  
They are so cute and so inexpensive, I just added a couple here and there, and FSJ added a few more colors and (be still my sparkle loving heart) then, in last years Holiday catalog, SPARKLE SILK!!  Oh lordy... that escalated fast, and almost immediately sold out.  People hoarded.  Lack of sparkle silk was a real thing, it's that good. 
Black Licorice, Whip Cream and Beach Ball are the latest additions.  I wasn't convinced of the need for a black silk when Dark Roast is such a dark brown but I was WRONG.  You can absolutely tell the difference and there is absolutely a need for both of them.   

 See my pretties?  I love them all but my favorites are front and center and if you need any suggestions where to start your collection, those are the ones I'd suggest.  And here is one of the first cards I ever made using silks.  That's Dark Roast  and Gold Silk - the total of my collection at the time using Hey Honey (SS-0356) which was one of the sets in my Coach starter kit.  

Sunday, April 8, 2018

Celebrating Life's Moments

Ironic that the new catalog should be called "Celebrating Life's Moment's" when I missed the excitement of launch day, stuck in bed with a sinus infection.  Not much to celebrate there TBH.

This new catalog is fabulous!  I know everyone always says that about new catalogs but since I saw the preview copy and used some of the sets during FSJ live, I've been excited for everyone else to see it too.  Anyone who ordered over $50 in during the last quarter should have received their copy in the mail and I hope you love it as much as I do.  There is a link to the online copy on the right hand side of the blog, but if you would like a paper copy in your hands, please let me know.

This is the card we made during FSJ live - we used the shaving cream method for the background, which is an old technique which was very new to me.  Messy, but fun.  I loved the way it came out and I love this set.  It's called Small Things (SS-0572) and it's my featured set of the month.  Look out for more examples of how to use this versatile set.  Look closely and you will see it also features our Silver Silk which is part of the Splish, Splash, Sparkle  April promotion.  Look out for a whole separate post on why I love our silks so much :) 

Sunday, March 18, 2018

Bloom This Way Retirement Listings

Get 'em before they're gone!

The fabulous Bloom This Way catalog expires at the end of March - make sure you get your favorites before they are gone forever.  

Monday, July 3, 2017

July Bloom Box

Oh my goodness, the cuteness of this set!  

And if that weren't enough, for the first time ever our Bloom Box comes with an "a la carte" option, meaning that you don't have to subscribe and commit to a full 6 months.  Richard listened to the feedback from his coaches and made some changes to the Bloom Box program that allows you to view the stamp set before you decide to buy.  For monthly buyers (as opposed to Bloom Box subscribers) this is a "while supplies last" deal and I KNOW this darling set is going to sell out fast.  She can be yours by going to my website and ordering Item # KO-0003.  
Previous Bloom Box sets have been available for purchase and included in the catalogs but with the introduction of the new versions of the program, this is no longer true.  Mermaid Kisses is only available in July and only while supplies last.  Mine is on order as we speak - see you under the sea!

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Bubble Wrap Background

When I joined Fun Stampers Journey, I really had no expectations other than getting some new craft supplied at a discounted price.  I wanted some new ink pads and I can always use glue and other basic supplies so even if I never made it past my first quarter I could kitnap.  And FSJ has a hobbyist option that is only $50 - what did I have to loose?  Nothing, that's what.  

 What I got was so much more than a bunch of new ink pads!  My love of paper crafting is back in a big way.  I'm so enthused about this company, its products and its founder and president Richard Garay (RG)  His enthusiasm is contagious, his products are innovative and he is so generous with his time and talent.  If you are on FaceBook, check out his page RGSignature, where he often pops on to go live and share a project.  These cards came from his share last Friday night, where he demonstrated how to create this background using the amazing FSJ Silks and the bubble wrap that protects some of the items in any given FSJ order.  I just LOVED what he shared and was inspired to create these.

I am so grateful to this company for giving me back my love of creating. 

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Make Lemonade

This set (SS-0372) caught my eye the very first time I looked through an FSJ Inspiration Book so imagine my delight when I saw it on the Collection Jubilee Promotion, meaning I could get it for 30% off the original price.  The matching Washi tape can be colored but I really liked it just the way it was.  Harder to see is the beautiful new Sparkle Silk that I used to highlight parts of the strip,  That little bottle of loveliness is going to get it's own post very soon.  The 30% off promo ends on April 30th. 

Saturday, April 15, 2017

April Bloom Box

How many of you have littlies (or not so littlies) who love dinosaurs?  Then the April Bloom Box needs to be on your wish list!  Look at all the cuteness - not to mention the googly eyes...  

And if you need more inspiration, RG is always the man to provide it. Check out the video, then head to my website to order!

Monday, April 10, 2017

Inspired by..

I have so many stampers I admire, who inspire me with their creations and their willingness to share. This card was inspired by this post by Jennifer McGuire, a lady I've never met, but one who has "inspired" me to spend lots of crafty dollars over the years.  As soon as I saw it,  I thought of this set - 'To You (SS-0083) by Fun Stampers Journey.  And of course, it needed a few splashes of silk to finish it off.  As I type this, I have several more on order...

Sunday, April 2, 2017

Addicted to CAS - Challenge #108 - SMILE!

I had some time this weekend to join in with a few challenges.  The key word this week is "SMILE"  and was inspired by the glorious Florida sunshine which always makes me smile this early in the year, before the heat and humidity sets in.  And can we all agree that very little says smile more than yellow polka dot cardstock?   A happy combination of Fun Stampers Journey and AMuse Studio products on display in my entry the Addicted To CAS challenge 

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Spring Into Summer!

There are so many exciting things happening at Fun Stampers Journey, it's hard to know where to begin with this post! 

Most importantly, today is the day the new Spring Into Summer Inspiration and Trend Mini Catalog goes live.  Check it out online here and let me know what your favorite new set is!

We also have an amazing promotion on selected items in the Be Amazing, Celebrate You, Faith Journey and Slice of Life Collections - 30% off, people!
Click here for the complete list or contact me directly.

April Bloom Box

What is a Bloom Box? It's a monthly box of gorgeousness that is delivered right to your door!  Each month you receive an exclusive...