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!


Sunday, July 16, 2017

LIM & AAA Collaboration!

Hello! How cool is this? Less is More and AAA Cards are having a collaboration challenge! This 2 week challenge is to make a CAS 1 layer card. The catch - use a colored card base! Here's what I came up with.

I chose  Fun Stampers Journey River Stone cardstock for my card. The World Map background stamp was inked in Lovely Blue True Color Fusion Ink to add the lightest hint of color to my background. I then added the Begin Adventure ATS in Black Licorice True Color Fusion ink. The sentiment is from the same ATS. What could be more appropriate than an airplane and that sentiment on that card?

All of the supplies I've used can be found on my website I so hope you'll go look around and see all of the fabulous products Fun Stampers Journey has to offer. You'll love them!

I'm adding my card to both of the challenges. Hopefully, my card base is still considered CAS white space, even with the hint of color I've added.

Thanks for visiting and have a lovely day! Enjoy!


Saturday, July 15, 2017

Grab Your Sunglasses!

Quick! You may want to grab your sunglasses before you look at my card today!

Pretty bright, don't you think? These fabulous colors are included in the Be Amazing Collection at Fun Stampers Journey. I love these bright, neon colors!

To begin my card a die cut Black Licorice cardstock with the the stunning Geo Burst die set. I love how easily this intricate die cuts in my Amaze die cutting machine. If any of the pieces don't pop out, you can grab the must have Bloom Tool to help pop them out. 

I then added the  1 1/2" Circle Punch Cartridge to the Punch Handle and used it to punch 5 of the colors. The colored circles were adhered to the back of the black licorice die cut panel with Journey Craft Glue. Once the glue was dry, I trimmed the overhanging circles with the fabulous Grand Pro 9" Shears. Next I added the panel to my card base made from the 6th color in the collection, Outrageous Pink. Isn't it fun?

To embellish my card I used Turbo Teal Silk to color my Pearls, and adhered one to the center of each burst, Finally I added Amazing Stripes ribbon tied into a bow at the top of my card.

Aren't those bold, beautiful colors stunning with that black panel? I'm adding this card over at Pixie's Snippets Playground as I used scraps to punch all the circles. You should head over and see who else is playing in the Playground this week. Such beautiful entries!

I hope you enjoyed my card as much as I enjoyed making it. You can find all the supplies by clicking the links that will take you to my online store at

Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment. I always love hearing from you. Have a great weekend! Enjoy!


Friday, July 14, 2017

Dandelion Wishes

Hello and Happy Friday! I have a CAS card to share today that came together very quickly.

Very CAS, wouldn't you agree? I used a new stamp set, Dandelion Wishes, from Fun Stampers Journey brand new catalog that launched July 1st. If you haven't seen the new catalog yet, click HERE to see the digital version. It's 335 pages of gorgeousness!

First. I die cut Whip Cream cardstock with the Journey Rectangles die set in 2 sizes. Would you believe there are 12 different dies in this set? Then using a stamp positioner, I inked the images and the sentiment with Black Licorice True Color Fusion ink. Have a told you yet that this is hands down my new favorite black ink? Absolutely the crispest black I've ever used.

To finish my card I used Journey Foam Squares to pop the panels up onto the Whip Cream card base.

I'm entering this into the current challenge at CASology where the cue word is 'wish'.  Also, I used the sketch at Freshly Made Sketches, and will enter it there.


Please stop by my website and take a look around at all of the amazing Fun Stampers Journey products! Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful weekend. Enjoy!


Thursday, July 13, 2017

Dreams Happen

Hello. Yes, dreams do happen! One of my favorite quotes is "If you can dream it, you can do it." by Walt Disney. So very true!

I love this stamp from the recent Fun Stampers Journey Convention that I used on my card today. To create the background, I blended some Candy Apple, Lemon Drop & Beach Ball True Color Fusion Inks with a dauber onto a piece of Whip Cream cardstock. I die cut the ink blended panel and a piece of Black Licorice cardstock with Journey Rectangles dies. Don't you just love how they are pierced?

My stamp was inked with Black Licorice True Color Fusion Ink onto the ink blended panel. After adhering that to the black panel, I added a generous splattering of the yummy Sparkle Silk for some gorgeous shine. For even more sparkle, I added Journey Glaze and  Journey Sparkle Dust to the stars. I scattered some Journey Sequins Special Celebration onto the panel and popped it up on the card base with Journey Foam Squares.

I'm adding this to Just Us Girls as my second entry for Ink Blending challenge.

Remember to to get all of your Fun Stampers Journey goodness on my website at

Thanks for visiting and remember to dream! Enjoy!


Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Miss You

Hello. One of my besties taught me to do this beautiful blending technique with Fun Stampers Journey Pan Pastels. I love how this turned out and it was so easy to do.

To begin, I stamped the Stay Wild ATS in Black Licorice True Color Fusion Ink, truly the BEST black ink I have ever used. I then used a mask behind the trees and began blending various colors from our Pan Pastels Collections., beginning on the mask and blending away from it. Love it! You'll never get the same look twice!

I'm entering this into the current challenge at Inkspirational, where this week's word prompt is 'rural'. I'll also add my card at Just Us Girls to their trend week challenge which is ink blending.

I'd love for you to check out the all new Fun Stampers Journey catalog at my website The new stamps and other products are spectacular!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!


Friday, July 7, 2017

Miss You

Hello & Happy Weekend! I am having so much fun playing with all the new products from Fun Stampers Journey. You can see the beautiful new catalog HERE. It's 335 pages of pure gorgeousness!

Today I created a card using a stamp and die bundle from the Mystic Romance Collection. The stamps in this new collection are beyond stunning! For this card I used the  Embroidered Rose bundle, BD-0257. Look at the dimension created only using ink! I am in love with these sets.

The largest bloom was inked with Sweet Berry, IP-0029 and the leaves were inked in Lemon Grass, IP-0022. My images were then die cut with the matching dies. I popped the images up onto Whip Cream cardstock, CS-0040, and then popped that up onto Sweet Berry, CS-0034. After adding Sparkle Silk, IP-0126, I adhered the panel onto the card base.

I added one of the sentiments from the beautiful new Embroidered Greetings stamp set, SS-0507, in the Sweet Berry Ink. To finish my card, I colored some Pearls  with the same ink and scattered them
on the card. Visit my website at  to purchase products.

I've followed the sketch at Freshly Made Sketches #295 challenge and will enter my card there. I'm also playing at Pixie's Snippets Playground as I've used snippets for my bloom and leaves.

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

Monday, July 3, 2017


Yes, I really am back! Today's card is very CAS, but perfect for the 4th and also a few challenges.

I've used all Fun Stampers Journey products on my card. They are all available for purchase on my website at The cardstock colors I chose are Whip Cream (CS-0040), Candy Apple (CS-0007) and Huckleberry Fusion (CS-0015). The ink is also Candy Apple ((IP-0017).

My stars were die cut with the Star-Dom Bundle (BD-0074), which includes a die set that cuts and another that pierces in 6 graduated sizes. When the 2 dies are added together, you get a beautiful stitched star. I just had to add our Journey Glaze (AD-0002) for some shine. Did I stop there? Oh, no! Some of our fabulous Journey Sparkle Dust (AC-0013) was added for sparkle, of course!

Assembling this CAS card was easy and quick. The 2 cardstock strips were adhered with Easy Glide Adhesive Runner (AD-0081). I then added the sentiment from the Cake Time stamp set (SS-0138). The star above the sentiment (strategically covering a mistake) is from So Pretty, a recently retired set. Lastly my sparkly stars were popped up with small Journey Foam Squares (AD-0084).

Adding this to some challenges. At Just Us Girls it's word week, where the word is 'Celebrate'. I've followed the sketch at CAS(E) this Sketch, as well as used the colors of the US flag for the current Less is More challenge. Over at Curtain Call it's an inspiration challenge using red, white and blue. My inspiration was the stripes.

 I hope everyone here in the US has a lovely 4th of July holiday and that everyone has a wonderful day. Thanks for stopping by! Enjoy!


Sunday, July 2, 2017

I'm Back - Finally!

Hello, everyone! I've been away so long. It's been a very busy few months personally with family, plus my two businesses. I am finally in a place where I'm ready to create & share again. Sure hope some of you are out there still and that many more will soon follow!

The new Fun Stampers Journey catalog is finally here! It's 335 pages of gorgeousness!!! If you'd like to start ordering just go to my website to shop. You can order a catalog of your own using the number CL-0025.

                                             Click HERE to see the catalog...

We also have a special going on - a recruiting special! Receive DOUBLE the stamp sets by joining me in July! Why not join my team? We have so much fun crafting together - in person & virtually! With 3 different kits to choose from, you're sure to find one perfect for you! Head on over to my website and click on JOIN MY TEAM.

I would love to have you join me! The quarterly minimum is only $150! Yes, $150!!!

I'll be back soon to share a card I made with some fabulous Fun Stampers Journey products! Have a great day! Enjoy!


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!