Thursday, January 19, 2017

Join The Journey!




Who doesn't love a good sale?  Now through February 28, Fun Stampers Journey is running a $50 Journey Bucks promo code that can be used to reduce the cost of the Platinum and Amaze Starter Kits.  Use the promo code JMWJB50 at checkout to receive the discount :)  The kits are such a great value even without the discount - what are you waiting for?  Come bloom with me!

Sunday, January 15, 2017

CASology Week 231 - Forest

Here's the challenge: 


And here's my card:


This uses the cute little raccoon from the FSJ Creature Comforts set and some cute polka dot card stock from A Muse Studio.   Life IS better with friends, wouldn't you agree?

Saturday, January 14, 2017

CAS(E) This sketch #204


Joining Fun Stampers Journey has rebooted my love for stamping and I am so grateful for that.  Part of that love included playing along with challenges and I am delighted to find some of my favorite challenge blogs are still active.  This is my entry for CAS(E) This Sketch # 204 using the cake stamp which is part of the FSJ "To You" stamp set which was part of my starter kit.  Isn't it adorable?

Saturday, January 7, 2017

Amazing Memories Amazing 30% off sale!

An interest in preserving memories was sort of a gateway drug into the world of papercrafting for me, but I got sidetracked along the way and never really got in to it as much as I thought I would,  Maybe this promotions  is a sign the time is right?  Check out this video to view some of the available items.  I've also loaded a shopping list. with the SKU #'s included on to the sidebar.  If you don't have a catalog, there is a copy of that on the sidebar also.  All the products can be purchased 24/7 from
my  Fun Stampers Journey website.

Monday, January 2, 2017

Thistle Do It!

This stamp is the reason I am a brand new Journey Coach.
I've been looking for a thistle stamp for the longest time.  Although I live (very happily) in Florida, I'm Scottish and the thistle is our national emblem.  Thistle stamps are surprisingly hard to find so when I saw this in the Fun Stampers Journey catalog, I knew it must be mine.  I was also in the market for a new red stamp pad for my Christmas card making and someone had recommended the FSJ Candy Apple red so I added that to the order too, along with a few other things and before I knew it I was right there at a $50 order.
Did you know that a $50 investment can allow you to join Fun Stampers Journey?  It's perfect for people like me who have been stamping for some time and have already gathered some of the things included in the other kits, plus one of the choices of included stamp sets was already on my wish list.  I didn't have to think about that for too long - it's called Crafters Math and I bet you know exactly what I mean!

And since this is such a VIP stamp, here's another version. That little bottle in front looks like it might be nail polish but it's not, it's FSJ silk.  We'll discuss the lusciousness which is FSJ silks on a different day because today is all about the thistle.

Saturday, December 31, 2016

Bringing back the blog..

The beginning of a new year is the perfect time for new beginnings, new adventures and new journey's don't you agree?

After a long hiatus (the last post is from 2012!!) I've rediscovered my love of stamping and a new company to bring fresh inspiration so that seems reason enough to bring back the blog.

I thought of starting all over because what has gone before is such a mish mash of everything but one of the things I really like about Fun Stampers Journey is that they don't have such strict restrictions on what you can and can't do so that decision was mine to make and in the end I decided to keep what I had and add to it.

FSJ is new to me and maybe new to you too.  We'll take the journey together!

Sunday, September 9, 2012

100 Cards In 100 Days Challenge - completed!

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My 100 cards in 100 days challenge is completed!  I squeaked in by the skin of my teeth, with 6 hours to spare and some of the cards I made in that last mad dash were duplicates or just had very minor changes, but I did it.
To be honest, I found the pressure of HAVING to create 10 cards in one afternoon a little stressful !  Lots of time spent creating nothing much that I liked led me to a quick dash to my LSS, where I found some new Tim Holtz stamps, which found their way in to my basket.  They have been on my wish list for some time now so I rewarded myself for finishing my challenge in anticipation of doing so using my new stamps.  Follow the logic there?
Anyhow, here are the last 3 cards made for the challenge.  Thanks for hanging in with me until the very end.

Friday, September 7, 2012

CASology Challenge #9 - Family




The CASology challenge blog is new to me, but the concept behind it fits right in to my desire to improve my cards so I was excited to find it.  

"Each week, we'll study clean and simple design using a cue word as our inspiration.  The design team will share their CAS creations and a little bit about their designs to inspire you to create a clean and simple card of your own!"

This weeks word was Family.  This little house from the Hero Arts "Right At Home" set was the first thing I thought of.   This set was designed for Operation Write Home - 25% of the profits of all the OWH /Hero Arts sets are donated to OWH so you get this super cute set, and you help our heroes at the same time.  Win, win!

  

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Something Wicked This Way Comes...


Here's one of the cards that went off to Operation Write Home last week.  No pieces of rubber were harmed in the creation of this card...... it came from a Basic Grey card making kit that I picked up in a sale at my LSS last year.  I used to have a slight obsession with BG paper - anyone else feel the need to buy two pads of their favorite?   One to use and one to keep?  I think Scarlet's Letter was  my all time favorite but really, I pretty much loves them all.  One day, in the next twenty years or so once I've used up all that's already in my stash, I may allow myself to buy some more.....


Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Retro Sketches #27


Loving the sketch challenges!  I found another to play along with - and  this time I've even managed to finish the card and upload it before the deadline.  Amazing what a three day weekend can do for you... .  Meet Retro Sketch # 27.



And here's my card, fitting right in to my spooky September theme.