Sunday, February 14, 2016

February Stamping Fun!

Here are the cards from Friday night.  We had so much fun making them!

This first card uses a border die set from the Fun Stampers Journey Spring Catalog.  I love the elegance of this die.  It also uses the new Rainbow Drops from the same catalog.  So much fun to make!

Unfortunately we can never have too many sympathy cards, so that's what this one is for.  I'm really loving this green color (Limeade Splash), and having lots of fun using it.  I also love the font in the Sentimental Prints stamp set. The paper is from the Going Places paper pack.

This card is made using black cardstock and the Journey Modeling Paste and stencils.  The flowers are from the Flower Party bundle.  This modeling paste is so much fun to work with.  It makes a bit of a mess, but is amazing in how it works.

This was my favorite card of the evening.  It's kind of hard to see all of the elements in this photo, but this card has 2 pockets and is perfect for a gift card.  It's made with the Enjoy Coffee stamp set and the Pocket Card Die.  The die was a hit, as almost everyone who ordered had this die on their order.  Love, love, love it!

On another note, I'm starting a "Cards of the Month Club".  I need to come up with a clever name for it, but here is how it will work.  Sign up for the club for one month, 3 months, 6 months, or 12 months.  You may sign up for yourself, or give it as a gift.  Each month you are signed up for you will receive 4 handmade greeting cards from me.  The cost of this club is $15 per month, and the postage cost is free.  Wouldn't this make a great gift?  Sign up for a friend or family member for a year and each month they'll received beautiful handmade cards in the mail that they can use to give to their family and friends.  Contact me today to sign up for this fun club!

Fun Stampers Journey Blog Hop!!!!!

This is going to be so much fun!

Welcome to the first ever Journey Blog Hop!  I'm so happy you're hoppin' along!  If you arrived here from Becky Lemire's blog, you're on the right track.  If not, that's ok too!  Just continue the hop and you'll come full circle!"

Here's my Valentine's project for this hop:

This is an adorable treat holder.  It could hold a tea bag, but I put a Ghiradelli chocolate in it.  It's delicious!

This project measures 3x4 inches and uses the following FSJ supplies:  Buttercream and Green Olive Cardstock, Green Olive Fusion Ink, Banana Cream Satin Ribbon, Scallop Oval Punch, Oval Punch, Rhinestones, Heart of Gold Elements, Circle Punch, Scallop Circle Punch, Elegant Borders Stamp Set, Little Big Greetings Stamp Set, Tag Elements ATS Stamp Set.  

This was very fun to make and was my Valentine's gift to my stamp club ladies last night.

"Thanks for hopping to my blog.  Please head over to Carol Norby's blog to see what he/she has to share.

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Fun Mini Album

Check out this fun mini album, made with all Fun Stampers Journey supplies (except for the photos, of course.)  I'm considering offering this album as a class.  Please let me know if you would be interested in attending, or purchasing a tutorial. The stamp sets I used are the African Safari, and Giraffe Tour.

In December of 2013 Amber, her friend Becca, Randal, and I took a trip to the Wildlife Safari to "craft with the elephants".  The title of the class was a little misleading, but we did get to spend some one-on-one time with George the elephant.  He was very sweet and patient.  It was one of the best experiences of my life.  I love all African animals in general and elephants in particular.  On our first trip driving through the park all of the animals were out for breakfast.  I don't think we missed seeing any of them.  It was a really great day.

January Stamp Class

Here are the cards we made in our monthly class. These are the first cards we've made using the Fun Stampers Journey products. Don't you just love them all?

This card uses the African Safari Stamp Set, Dark Roast Fusion Ink, Dark Roast Cardstock, Butter Cream Cardstock, Flower Party Die Set, Journey Rectangles Die Set, 3/8" Cocoa Powder Crimp Ribbon, and Journey Foam Squares.

This card uses the Butterfly Prints Stamp Set, Butterfly Prints Die Set, Whip Cream Cardstock, Petals Wall Embossing Folder, Rhinestones, Bubble Gum Cardstock, Sweet Berry Cardstock, and Sweet Berry Fusion Ink.

This card uses the Greet & Shout Stamp Set, Whip Cream Cardstock, Bubble Gum Cardstock, Bubble Gum 3/4" Satin Ribbon, Journey Foam Squares, Sparkle Love Elements, Love Is Punch, and Bubble Gum Fusion Ink.

This is a fun fold card and uses the Sweet You Stamp Set, Grape Fusion Cardstock, Black Licorice Cardstock, Whip Cream Cardstock, Black Licorice Fusion Ink, Clear Pigment Ink, Limeade Splash Fusion Ink, Journey Clear Embossing Powder, Journey Foam Squares, Rhinestones, and Square Dies. If you would like to know more about the supplies for these cards send me an email.

If you would like to order any of these supplies you may do so on my website here: click here

I'd love to have you join me in my new journey. Remember that until the end of January you can sign up and will receive over $500 worth of FSJ products for only $99!!!!!. This includes your free website. It's really a great deal, for those who want to build a business, or just want to purchase the products at a discount.

Thursday, January 14, 2016

My New Journey

I recently left Stampin' Up! after several years and am embarking on a new journey with a new stamp company. The company is Fun Stamper's Journey and it's only about 2 years old. From the first moment I saw their products I was in love with them. I'm so glad I made the switch! For the month of January, they're running a special where you can purchase the $199 starter kit for only $99. This is an awesome deal that comes over $500 worth of products, including the Journey Grand Machine (for embossing and die cutting). I'd love to have you join my team! Contact me today to sign up, or you can sign up at my website here: (click here)
Send me an email at for more information today! Card samples will follow in a few days.

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Stampergyrl July Sketch Challenge

Stampergyrl July Sketch Challenge

It's that time again.  Here is my entry for the sketch challenge over at stampergyrl's blog.

You can see her challenge here:  stampergyrl  I used the Stampin' Up! Mini Treat Bag thinlits to participate in this month's challenge.  This project was a lot of fun to make.

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Friday, June 26, 2015

June Stamp Club - Card #4

Crazy About You Stamp Set & Hardwood Background Stamp

And here is card number 4

Supplies:  Hardwood Background Stamp & Crazy About You stamp set; Early Espresso, Crumb Cake & Very Vanilla cardstock; Early Espresso Classic Ink Pad; Hello You Thinlits dies; stampin dimensionals; white glue.