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!



Friday, December 30, 2016

Let the Adventure Begin

Wow, is it really the end of 2016 already?!? So much has happened this year that it seems to have flown by for me. I'm looking forward to more adventures in 2017, aren't you?

Today I made this card in honor of one of those new adventures. You may not know that I joined Fun Stampers Journey 2 months ago and I am loving it! You can find my website here. The catalog is chock full of 316 pages of goodies, plus there are 4 mini catalogs throughout the year. Thank you, Richard Garay, CEO & founder of FSJ, for this amazing company! 

The image and sentiment on my card are from the ATS Begin Adventure, AT-0194. The ATS stamp sets are all a great price point and the perfect way to start your FSJ collection. I stamped with Black Licorice ink, IP-0009, onto Whip Cream card stock, CS-0040. The edges were sponged with Beach Ball ink, IP-0047. 

My card base is also Whip Cream card stock, to which I adhered a layer of Beach Ball card stock, CS-0088. The strip of cloud paper is from the Magical Journey Prints, PP-0038. The Magical Journey Collection debuted in the Oct-Dec 2016 Mini Trends Catalog, and I am head over heals in love with the entire collection! The collection is full of Walt Disney quotes and is delightful. The pattern paper and stamped panel were adhered with Journey Foam Squares, AD-0085. Richard's motto is, "When in doubt - pop it out!" That always adds just the right extra touch, don't you agree?

I used the sketch from the current challenge at Freshly Made Sketches #268, so I will enter my card there. I am also entering it at Time Out Challenges #73 , where the Inspired by Words challenge is -  
'With each sunrise we are given a chance for a new beginning'. At the Simon's Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge it's 'Anything Goes", so I'll add it there, also.

I hope you enjoyed seeing my card today. It's been far too long! My wish is for everyone to have a wonderful New Year! Enjoy!