Thursday, January 14, 2016

Ready for Valentine's Day!

Well I'm really not ready...this card is not for MY Valentine, just one of about a dozen I'm making to put in a friend's new shop. I made two of the same card at the same time...saves a lot of time!

The "couple" stamp is an old one from SweetStamps; the "I Love You" is one of theirs too.
Spellbinders dies used: Labels 29, Timeless Rectangles, Elegant Ovals, (and the long narrow one that I forgot to label!)
Solid card stock is from my stash, print cs is "Julianne" from K&Co.
Ink: FSJ "Black Licorice"
Markers: MEPXY, and Zig
Stickles "Star Dust"

I am entering this card in a few challenges: - January/Anything Goes - #217 Anything Goes - January 2016 (w/bow) - Something Old, Something New
Old = Couple stamp, New = white pearls - Sketch #430 (up side down!) - #12 Anything Goes

Friday, January 1, 2016

Happy New Year ~ 2016

Today I am wishing all my on-line friends a very Happy New Year! May this new year be blessed in every way for you and those you love! 
The past half year has been extremely busy for me but I'm hoping to do a little schedule rearranging and set some new priorities so I can get back to a more "normal" life. I was a "coach"(sales rep) for the Fun Stampers Journey craft company last year but have drop out of that already. Was not a good fit for me...took a lot of time and only produced stress and busyness instead of money. They DO have a lot of very nice products which I will continue to use. But I like to create...NOT sell.
So the past couple weeks I have actually been able to create some special cards in my craft room. I also recently rearranged my craft room...gave myself a bigger work table!
Here is a birthday card I made for my son-in-law. My husband saw it and said he hoped it was for HIS birthday in 2 I started another one in different colors.

Here is a  partial list of products I used on this one:
Stamps- "Pine Trees" by D.O.T.S., "Pine" by Stampin' Up, "Greet & Shout" by FSJ
Inks- Huckleberry Fusion, Blue Lagoon, Coffee Bean...
all by Fun Stampers Journey
Die- "Classy Deer" by SweetStamps 
Embellishment-Stickles "Icicle"
All cardstock and glitter paper is from my stash.

Challenges: - December, Anything Goes

Friday, November 6, 2015

Happy Birthday, Sara!

My dear DIL's birthday was Nov. 3...the same date as her due date for her first baby! Well, now she is overdue! She and my son, Jeff, are so anxious to meet this little one. They purposely did not find out the sex so we'll all be surprised! So if she's not in the hospital tomorrow we are going shopping to find her a birthday present. 

I used both the sketch and the color theme from the Creative Blooms challenge blog!
AND lots of Fun Stampers Journey products (listed below).

FSJ Products used:
Papers- Whip cream, Festive Patterns
Dies- Summer Bloom Minis, Doily
Stamps- Birthday Sketch (sentiment)
Inks- Green Olive, Huckleberry Fusion
Sequins- Blue Skies

Other Products used:
Dies- Spellbinders "Cherry Blossoms" (leaf)
Ink- TH Distress "tea dye"

Challenges: - Colors and Sketch Challenge #10

Thanks for the nice sketch, Kerry! It was fun and easy to work with!
And thanks everyone for stopping by today!

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Birthday Greetings!

My granddaughter Pearl is turning 17 next week, so here is the card I made for her.
I used the sketch from the Creative Blooms Journey blog challenge for the month of October.
For this card I used almost exclusively Fun Stampers Journey products: dies, papers, inks, and stamps (6 different stamp sets!).
Any questions on what I used or how...just leave me a comment and I'll get back with you!

Thanks for stopping by! Bless you!

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Birthday Sketch

A not-so-quick card this afternoon using the sketch from Creative Blooms Journey.  It looked so simple! But all those tiny squares had to match and be placed just so.... Yikes! Took hours instead of minutes! But I like the end result. I used two background stamps (Paper Floral & Playful Leaves) and the colors from the color crush on the FSJ Facebook page. (I used color crush A). The  colors are Pretty Pansy, Cranberry Bliss, Pumpkin Bread, and Sweet Pear. There's Journey Glaze in there too!

I'm entering this card in the challenges at: - September Anything Goes

Friday, September 25, 2015

I'm Back!

I can't believe I haven't posted on my blog here since mid July! The end of the summer was VERY busy! We took a wonderful trip to the UP in Michigan then went camping for 2 weeks. Then it was time to jump back into the Fall activities: BSF and Sunday School preparations (I'm superintendent!).
Tomorrow is Sunday School kick-off and I think I finally have everything ready (I hope!)

A dear friend and fellow cardmaker lost her husband to cancer about two weeks ago, so I wanted to make a really nice card for her. I hope she likes it. It was made with a combination of different crafty products...I won't post a list, but if you want to know, just leave a comment.
The flower centers are tiny glass beads!
Challenges: - September Anything Goes - #202 Anything Goes

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Butterfly Love You

My 2nd post this evening! Here is another card for the same challenge as the last one, but this time I used the colors instead of the sketch. I couldn't find a print background paper that I liked so I made my own using one of the butterfly stamps and th esame blue ink. Again, almost all the supplies I created with are from Fun Stampers Journey! I'm a Coach with the FSJ company and have been gradually adding to my stock of their products. Below, I'll list what I used.

The color requirements are these:

Looks like my blue is a little "off".....hmmmm. Not sure what I did there. Must have picked up the wrong one. Oh well. Its close!
The challenge can be found at - #6

My list of ingredients:
From FSJ: Inks, whip cream cardstock base, Sparkle Dust fine glitter, stamps from 3 sets- "Enjoy the Journey", "With Love", "Wonderful Day" and dies called Journey Circles.
Also used other cardstock, adhesives and foam squares...from my stash!

If you are interested in Fun Stampers their products or in becoming a Coach yourself (!)...please check my sidebar; there is information on the company, and a website to visit. Or leave me a message so I can contact you!
Thanks for stopping by!

A July Birthday Card

Just finished a floral birthday card, made with mostly Fun Stampers Journey products, and created for one of their challenges: the one at
This month, as always, they have 2 challenges, one with a sketch and one with a color scheme. I did the sketch challenge for this card. Here's the sketch:
and here's my card:

For information about FSJ amazing products go to: