Monday, November 20, 2017

Seasons Greetings

Hello from snowy Central New York! I'm sharing a card today made with a background piece that was "accidently" created while making this card from my last post.

This is my new card:

As well as create the previous card for a team swap, I taught it at a card class. See that gorgeous splattered background piece? That started as a piece of Whip Cream cardstock in a box that was used for spraying splash and silks onto card panels. What a beautiful leftover piece I discovered in the box at the end of class!

Of course, I couldn't throw it away. I can never throw anything away. Light bulb moment - cut it into 4 pieces and use it as backgrounds, which is exactly what I did. I adhered it onto Cool Pool cardstock and then onto a Whip Cream card base. 

Those gorgeous snowflakes were die cut from Mirror Silver specialty paper with the Snow Burst dies.  The 3 graduated sizes were popped up with foam squares and a silver sequin from our Special Celebrations collection was added to the top. I also scattered a few more sequins around the panel. I added some strips of Silver and Whip Cream Sparkle Tape and finished my card with a sentiment from the Sparkle Trim stamp set that was heat embossed with Silver embossing powder.

I love how this card turned out. All of the products I used are from Fun Stampers Journey and are available on my website

Thanks for stopping by to take a look. Have a wonderful week. Enjoy!


Friday, November 10, 2017

Deck the Halls

It snowed here in Central New York (eek!) overnight, so I thought this would be a great card to share today. I made this for a team swap last month.

This card was inspired by another Fun Stampers Journey Coach, Carrie Rhoades, of Carrie Stamps. Carrie created a fabulous Halloween card that I just had to case!

To create the background, I repeatedly stamped a sentiment from the Holiday Celebrations stamp set with Clear Pigment Ink on Whip Cream cardstock. Then I used the lightest blue from the Party Pop pan pastels to add color to the panel. I love how it colors the clear pigment ink.

Next the panel was sprayed with Cool Pool Splash and then Silver Silk was splattered over the panel. After adding Silver and Whip Cream Sparkle Tape, the panel was adhered to a Pool Play panel.  I popped up a matted panel with a white embossed sentiment over the sparkle tape.

To embellish the card I added some Special Celebrations sequins and a snowflake that was die cut with the Snow Burst Die Cut from cardstock covered with sparkle tape. The snowflake was topped with Fashion Silver. The panel was then popped up onto a card base to compete the card.

I must admit, I like these snowflakes more than the real ones outside. How about you? Are you a snow lover?

As always, thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend. Enjoy!


Sunday, October 22, 2017

Lil Monster

Hi! I have another card to share today. Before we know it Halloween will be here, and I have lots of little ones (and not so little ones) that love their treats.

Isn't this little monster adorable? So cute! The stamp is from Fun Stampers Journey, as are all the products I've used on this card. You can find them all on my website

The stamp is an ATS called Lil Monster and can be purchased with a matching die. I used our fabulous Black Licorice True Color Fusion ink to add my monster to Whip Cream cardstock. The piece was die cut with Journey Rectangles dies, which can be used alone or combined with the piercing die. 

To color my lil monster I used Deep Lilac True Color Fusion Re-Inker added with our Fusion Blender. I matted the whip cream panel with Black Licorice cardstock and then added some pieces of our fun black Deco Strips to the top and side for additional interest. The panel was popped up with  Journey Foam Squares onto Deep Lilac cardstock and then adhered to a whip cream card base. 

I covered a small piece of black licorice cardstock with Licorice Sparkle Tape and die cut a bat from the Journey Blooms Holiday Die Set. I love that sparkly bat! Of course, no monster is complete without a googly eye! 

I'm adding this card to the current Color Throwdown challenge. This week's colors are black, white and purple - such fun Halloween colors! Please go check out the other entries. There are some great cards there!

I hope you liked my lil monster card as much as I liked making it. Thanks for visiting and have a great week! Enjoy!


Saturday, October 21, 2017

Rock On!

Hello. Hope everyone is doing well. I'm certainly enjoying the warmer than normal  temperatures here in Central New York. I hope we don't pay for it this winter, though.

Once again, I find myself needing a bunch of birthday cards. Today's card was a quick one that can be easily mass-produced and is great for a teenager or anyone young at heart.

All of the products I used are available on my website at Go take a look around!  

First I used Beach Ball ink to stamp parts of the Ink Splat ATS onto Whip Cream cardstock. I love that Ink Splat ATS! It makes great backgrounds.  Then I stamped the Rock On ATS with Black Licorice ink over my ink splat background piece. 

The Rock On sentiment is included in the ATS. After stamping it on a scrap of the ink splattered paper, it was die cut with a Journey Circles die  and popped up with Journey Foam Squares. The happy birthday sentiment I used is from the Cake Time stamp set.

I matted the stamped panel onto a piece of Beach Ball cardstock  and then adhered it to a whip cream card base. 

I'm adding this card to the current challenge at Seize the Birthday where this time around the challenge is Anything Goes!

Wishing you all a wonderful weekend! Enjoy!



Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Happy October!

Can you believe it's October already? Time is whisking by. I finally have a minute to post a card I made yesterday with some of the background papers I made for our card class last month. Everyone had a blast using the new Fun Stampers Journey gel press and some of our acrylic paints to make beautiful backgrounds.

To make my  lovely background I chose to add 3 acrylic paints; Lemon Drop, Citrus Cooler and Candy Apple Red to my Whip Cream card stock. Using my brayer, I blended the 3 colors together to get the lovely background. I then stamped a leaf background stamp in Pomegranate Splash on the background. Love at first sight!

My smaller leaves were stamped on another background and fussy cut. The bloom cluster was die cut from gold mirror paper. To assemble the pieces, I first added a triple bow made from black twine and then used foam squares to arrange the other elements. I layered the background onto Black Licorice card stock and then adhered that to a Pomegranate Splash card base.

I love my gel press! It is so addicting and fun to play with. There is no end to what you can use to create beautiful papers with it.

These are the products I used in today's card:
   Tools - Journey Gel Press & brayer
   Ink - Pomegranate Red
   Die - Bloom Cluster
   Accesories - Black Licorice Journey Twine

You can find all of these supplies on my website at

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed seeing today's card and are having a beautiful fall day. Enjoy!


Thursday, September 14, 2017

Happy Anniversary

Hello, everyone! Today I'm sharing an anniversary card that I made with one of my favorite Fun Stampers Journey layering stamp sets, Summer Rose. I love layering stamps and this one is so easy!

There are 3 layers for the roses in this set. I used Bubble Gum True Color Fusion ink for the bottom layer and Candy Apple True Color Fusion ink for the detail layers on my Whip Cream cardstock base. I love the depth that these colors create!

For the leaves, I used Limeade Splash True Color Fusion ink for the lighter bottom layer and Fresh Forest True Color Fusion ink for the detail stamps. I splattered Bubble Gum Silk onto the panel for some added interest and shine.

The card base was adhered to a layer of Black Licorice cardstock. I wrapped some Black Licorice Journey Twine tied into a bow around the base. Finally, the panel was adhered to a Candy Apple cardstock base. The sentiment is from the Bird Melody stamp set. The fonts used for the sentiments in this stamp set are beautiful!

I hope you've enjoyed seeing my card for today. Remember you can purchase any of these supplies from my online store at

We have an incredible sale this month on many mixed media products, including our fabulous pan pastels and the brand new gel press. Click HERE to see everything that is 20% off this month only!

Please contact me with any questions you may have. Have a wonderful day! Enjoy!


Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Party Animals Birthday

Hi! I can't believe that it's September already and that I haven't shared a card in so long. What a busy summer I've had and I hope things slow down once the school year starts. Especially since it's my second year of not having to go back myself!

My great nephew turned 2 over the weekend and I used the fun Party Animals stamp set from Fun Stampers Journey to make his card.

This set has such adorable animals and cute sentiments. I kept the card simple by adding leftover strips of  Hazelnut Blend and Tangerine Fusion card stock to a Whip Cream card base. The sentiments were added with Hazelnut Blend True Color Fusion Ink. My cute  lion was stamped, colored with Journey Color Burst pencils, fussy cut and popped up onto the card base. Fast, easy and a great way to use up scraps!

I'm playing at the current challenge at Pixie's Snippets Playground. Love how many snippets I was able to use to make this cute card.

I hope everyone has an amazing week! Enjoy!