Friday, February 3, 2017

Make a Wish

Today I have a birthday card to share. I always seem to run out of them so quickly!

Sorry for the poor lighting, but it's never sunny in Central New York. Plus it's been snowing all day. I'm ready to get my sandals back on.

I've used two Uniko stamp sets for this card. The balloons are from Balloon Bash and the sentiment is from Pure Florals: Cosmos. The wonderful owner, Beverly Brown, sent me the Cosmos set as a complimentary gift and I love it. Thanks so much, Bev!

I stamped the balloons in various Ranger Dye Inks. Some of them are masked, but as you can see, I'm still learning to mask. I wanted to get this card into some challenges before they close, so I just went with it as it is.

I'm adding this card to Less is More #313 - Balloons and Addicted to CAS #103 - Wish.  I'm also playing at Seize the Birthday, without the toppings this time.

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful weekend! Enjoy!


Thursday, February 2, 2017

Thank you!

Hi! I'm dropping in today with another CAS card for a couple of challenges. This one came together in just a few minutes.

I love the ATS stamps from Fun Stampers Journey! The ATS sets include an image and a sentiment and have a very low price point. They are perfect for making a CAS card!

This is the image from the Lovely Day ATS inked in Black Licorice True Color Fusion Ink on Whip Cream card stock. I simply colored the flowers with markers. The sentiment is from the Summer Garden stamp set. If you saw my post from yesterday, these are from the same sets I used on that card. I've added a strip of polka dot pp from my stash to balance my image.

I'm adding this to Just Us Girls - Photo Week #378 and Inkspirational: Challenge 127 - polka dots.

Thanks for stopping by. Please visit my website here to purchase any of the Fun Stampers Journey products. Have a great day! Enjoy!


Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Have a Lovely Day

Hello. Last night I watched Jennifer McGuire's fabulous video on ombre stamping here and knew I had to try it! Here's my first attempt -

Hopefully you can see the ombre inking in this photo. I used all Fun Stampers Journey products to make this card.  FSJ ink is a blend of pigment and dye ink, so I wasn't sure if the technique would work. I was pleased with how well it did.

First I white heat embossed one of the florals from the Summer Garden stamp set.Then I began blending  Watermelon Fusion ink at the bottom; quite heavily at first with a foam blending tool and softening the color as I went towards the top. The sentiment from Lovely Day was created the same way.

I matted the panel with Watercolor Fusion cardstock and then adhered it to a Whip Cream card base. The sentiment piece was popped up with Journey Foam Squares.

I would like to enter this at Addicted to Stamps and More - Make Your Mark.

You can purchase any of the products I used today on my website here. Lots and lots to look at!

I hope everyone is having a lovely day! Enjoy!


Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Thanks So Much

Hello. Today I'm sharing a card I've made with some of my new Fun Stampers Journey products. I will be using these as my thank you cards for my Fun Stampers Journey and Nerium customers.

The sentiment is an ATS stamp set, Thanks Much, AT-0213, and was inked with Beach Breeze Ink, IP-0047. I love the font on that set. I've used the smallest of the flowers in the Journey Blooms stamp set, SS-0048. They were stamped with Candy Apple, IP-0017, and Citrus Cooler, IP-0048, inks.

I adhered the panel to Beach Breeze card stock, CS-0001, and added it to a card base made from Whip Cream card stock, CS-0040. This flat card will easily go through the mail.

I'm entering this into The Paper Players CAS Flowers challenge, as well as the Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes.


Thanks for visiting. I hope your day is fabulous and you have some crafty time. Enjoy!


Tuesday, January 24, 2017

The Flower Challenge

Hello! I hope everyone is well. Today I have a card for a challenge new to me -The Flower Challenge #4 - Blue & Yellow.

For this card I've used another stamp I purchased and hadn't gotten to play with yet, The Ton - Happiest of Peonies. Peonies are one of my favorite flowers. I white heat embossed the image on watercolor paper and then used my Zig markers with a water brush to color. As you can see I'm still learning to use my markers and need lots of practice.

I die cut the watercolor panel with a stitched rectangle die, adhered it to my card base and added some candy dots to embellish.

I am also entering this into NBUS Challenge #9, without the optional theme this time. I have a mountain of new stamps to make time to play with, so I hope to make another card this week using the theme.

Thanks for stopping in. I hope everyone is having a lovely week. Enjoy!


Monday, January 23, 2017

You Rock!

Hello! I'm back with a CAS card I made while playing with some fun products from Fun Stampers Journey. I am so glad I signed up as a Journey Coach. This company and it's products are outstanding and so much fun!

Aren't these rainbow hearts pretty? They were inked with various colors of Fun Stampers Journey True Color Fusion Inks. Love them! I wanted to split the inked panel. but I can't say I really like how it turned out. 

The hearts are from the Be Amazing stamp set, SS-0269, and the sentiment is part of Rock Notes, SS-0211. My card stock is also from FSJ, Whip Cream, CS-0040. Click on my link on the left sidebar to view all of our current products.

I'm entering this into Addicted to Stamps and More, which has a photo inspiration as their first challenge of the year. The theme over at CAS on Sunday is Hearts, so I'm entering there, also.

          For your blog

Thanks for visiting and spending some time with me today. Enjoy!


Sunday, January 22, 2017

Butterfly Birthday

Hello. I have a new card to share today. I've depleted my supply of birthday cards, so I need to get some made.

My butterfly and the strips were made from a leftover  Color Burst piece I had in my stash. (Actually, I cleaned up a very messy pile on my table and unearthed the leftover piece along with a lot of others!) This is the first butterfly I have die cut with the Concord & 9th Floral & Flutter die that I purchased a few months ago. Isn't it lovely? I added it with glue dots along the body so the wings are not adhered. 

I've used the sketch at Freshly Made Sketches so I'm entering my card there. Also, I'm entering it at CASology where the cue card is Cut, as well as Inkspirational where the word prompt is Flutter. I'm also playing at Seize the Birthday, without the toppings this time, and at The Playground with my snippets of Color Burst paper.

Thank you for stopping in to see my lovely debut butterfly made with this fabulous die. Have a wonderful week. Enjoy! 


Friday, January 20, 2017

Sending a Latte Love

Hello and Happy Friday! Another week has flown by. Does time seem to go so quickly for everyone?

Today's CAS card took less than 5 minutes to make. Seriously. It makes up for the ones that take me hours, sometimes only to wind up in the circular file.

This is for the Less is More challenge. This week is One Layer Card Week and the theme is Favorite Drink/Beverage. Anyone who knows me knows that this was an easy one. Love my coffee! 

The stamp set I chose is Latte Love by Stamplorations. I simply stamped both the image and the sentiment in Fun Stampers Journey Dark Roast (of course!) ink onto my card base. I used my MISTI to make sure everything was centered and straight. It seems I use that for every card lately. 

I purchased this stamp set long ago, but have never gotten around to using it before today. So I'll be adding this to NBUS Challenge #8 over on sweet Darnell's blog.

I'm off to drink another cup of coffee! Have a wonderful weekend. Enjoy!


Thursday, January 19, 2017

Falling Hearts & Kissing Pandas

Hello. Today I'm playing at The Paper Players - Black, White & ???

Aren't those pandas darling? They're from Mama Elephant - Pandamonium. I love this super sweet collection of adorable pandas and sentiments, including the one I've used. 

The background was created by using red tinted embossing paste with glitter added on the SSS Falling Hearts stencil. Those hearts were so gorgeous and sparkly after they dried. It was die cut with a stitched rectangle die, adhered flat to red glitter paper and then added to the card base. You may not be able to see it in the picture, but it is very sparkly.

I added the sweet sentiment, fussy cut the pandas and adhered them with foam squares. Adorable!

I've had a super busy week. Our first Fun Stampers Journey  monthly card class was last night & we had 9 people attend. So glad so many people came and had fun making cards. Love spending time with friends - old and new! I hope you're having a great week. Enjoy!


Monday, January 16, 2017


Hello! Happy Monday! Today I am sharing a card for the Impression Obsession Challenge - Shiny New Year.

Impression Obsession's Heart of Hearts die is one of my all time favorite dies. Isn't it gorgeous? Not only is it gorgeous, it cuts lots of yummy little hearts that can be saved for other projects. For my card, I added some of the smaller hearts into the cut out ones after adhering it to a scrap of DCWV Foiled Cardstock. The heart panel was die cut with a stitched rectangle die and then added to the card base with fun foam for dimension. Quick and easy. I love how it came out!

The picture didn't capture the shine of the cardstock, so I took a close-up where hopefully you can see it.

I am also entering my card into The Playground as my foiled cardstock was a snippet. (Di, I do so hope your back is better!)

Thanks for stopping by and have a great week! Enjoy!


Sunday, January 15, 2017

FSJ I Rawr You!

Hello. I'm back with a card made with some of my new Fun Stampers Journey products from my newest order. I am in love with this company and it's products. I'm so glad I signed up as a Journey Coach!

Aren't these dinosaurs the cutest? The stamp set is Dino Love SS-0417 which includes 3 dinos, 3 sentiments and 3 hearts. They are precious! The pp is from Sweet Spring PP-0039, a 6x6 collection. I used the sketch from the challenge at Freshly Made Sketches #270

I stamped Mr. T. Rex with FSJ Black Licorice True Color Fusion Ink IP-0041. I am delighted with these inks. They are a blend of dye and pigment inks and my new favorites. Mr. T Rex was colored with Prismacolor color pencils and fussy cut. The card base was made with Cranberry Bliss CS-0090 to which a layer of Butter Cream CS-0006 was added. A sentiment from the stamp set was inked with that marvelous Black Licorice and I added some hearts with Bubble Gum IP-0099. 

Then pp was layered on the Cranberry Bliss CS and added to the panel with Journey Foam Squares AD-0085. The small strip of Black Licorice CS-0003 was adhered flat to the base. Mr. T. Rex was popped up with more Journey foam squares.

I had so much fun making this card and I hope you like it. If you are interested in purchasing any of these supplies or just perusing Fun Stampers Journey be sure to go to my website and take a look around. 

Thanks for visiting and have a fabulous week! Enjoy!


Sunday, January 8, 2017

Happy 40th Birthday!

I hope everyone is having a wonderful New Year! I have a fun card to share today that I made for a friend's 40th birthday.

I always love using this fun CAS-ual Fridays WTF stamp set for 40th and 50th birthdays. I used rainbow colored inks from Fun Stampers Journey and my MISTI to stamp the panel and then splattered it with some FSJ Sour Lemon Silk. Sadly you cannot see how the silk sparkles in the picture, but it does add some great shine.

The panel was die cut with a Whimsy Stamps Hand Stitched Rectangle die and inlaid into a frame created using the same die on MFT Rainbow Stripes paper. I finished off my card with some FSJ Amazing Trim that had been tied with FSJ Whip Cream Thread and sprinkled some trim pieces around. I love how this came out. Rainbows always make me happy!

I'm entering this into the first Seize the Birthday challenge of the new year, which is "Anything Goes". Also, since all of my Fun Stampers Journey supplies & my FSJ business is new, I will enter this at Just Us Girls #375 Word Week - New

**Edited - I just remembered the CAS-ual Fridays Challenge #164 - Celebrations & I am adding my card there. Don't know how I forgot that one! Sorry, Michelle!**

All of the Fun Stampers Journey products I used on my card are available on my website here. I hope everyone has a wonderful week! Enjoy!