Friday, June 19, 2015

Happy Father's Day Brights

Another Father's Day card! I think this is the one I'll give to my hubby. The tropical leaves will undoubtedly remind him that we need to make plans for another all-inclusive or cruise to some place tropical! (I sure hope so anyway!)


The stamp set I used is from Fun Stampers Journey called "Hang in There" and the inks I used are the same ones I used on my last card which is posted just below this one. Same twine too. The background paper is FSJ "Whip Cream" which is a lovely just-slightly off-white.
Challenges:

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

FSJ Summer Colors Card

This evening I'm posting a card I've been working on for a couple days now. I borrowed the stamps and dies from my friend Sherry, who ordered them at a card-making class I had a few months ago. I am a Coach with Fun Stampers Journey, a new and uber-creative craft company headquartered in Phoenix, AZ. This is one of my favorite sets of stamps with matching dies, both called "Flower Party".


The colors and layout of this card were inspired by the challenges at Creative Blooms...a challenge blog for FSJ products. It is the June challenge and goes until the end of the month.


Here's what I used to make this one:
Stamps- FSJ "Flower Party"
FSJ "Greet & Shout" (Smile!)
Dies- FSJ "Flower Party"
FSJ "Journey Circles" (corners)
Twine- "Journey Twine- Black"
Inks- FSJ "Blue Lagoon", FSJ "Sweet Berry", FSJ "Black Licorice",
Stampabilities "Lime Green", Stampin' Up "Sun"
Cardstock, foam squares and rhinestones are from my stash.

Challenges:
http://www.creativebloomsjourney.blogspot.com - June Color and Sketch cahllenges


http://shoppingourstash.blogspot.com - #206 Out on a Limb (foliage)

Saturday, May 30, 2015

Red, White and Blue B-day!

Hello, Blogger Friends! Its been a rather busy month so not much time for posting on my blog lately. But today I will show you a card I made for my son-in-law's birthday, which was Tuesday, the day after Memorial Day. He is a veteran so I thought the red, white and blue theme with stars and stripes was very appropriate.


I used a new embossing folder that I simply HAD to try out...the Sizzix TH Diamond Plate. I used a piece of  foil coated paper so it really looks like diamond plate! Love it! Very manly, don't you think?
Other ingredients:
Stamps- "Happy Birthday" by Stampin Up,
Bible verse by Verve,
Birthday greeting by ??? (Amish booth at Shipshewana)
Paper/cardstock- Paper Studio and my stash
Ink- Black Licorice by Fun Stampers Journey
Ribbon and stickers...from my stash

Inside

Challenges:
http://ttcrd.blogspot.com - May 26 - June 2, Anything Goes

As always, thanks for stopping by today!


Thursday, May 7, 2015

For Mom....Sweet Memories

Here's something really unusual for me to do, a scrapbook layout page! I did an 8 1/2 x 11 so it can go in a frame easily. I found a couple old pictures I had saved on my computer and printed them on photo paper in sepia tones. Used a whole bunch of different stamps and dies!


Challenges I'm entering:
http://sweetstampsblog.blogspot.com - #220 For Mom
http://wordartwednesday.blogspot.com - #182 Anything Goes/Family Friendly
http://theshabbytearoom.blogspot.com - #251 Pretty In Pink
http://thepapergirlschallenge.blogspot.com - #79 Cute Critters (butterflies)

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Whoo Hoo! Owl Celebration!

And yet another quick post, again for the challenge at www.creativebloomsjourney.blogspot.com! They are having both a color challenge and a sketch challenge...you can do one or both...together or seperate. I chose to do only the colors on this one.

So here is what I came up with, using almost all Fun Stampers Journey products!


Thursday, April 30, 2015

Enjoy the Journey

A super quick post for the color challenge at Creative Blooms Challenges!
It ends to day and we are headed out the door in just a few minutes for the evening! Yikes!
Here goes:


I shamelessly copied Christine P.  She is SO talented!
Entereing in challenge: creativebloomsjourney.blogspot.com - April color challenge

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Happy Birthday with a Cherry on Top!

Today I spent a little time in my craft room...took out my Fun Stampers Journey stamps again and made a card for one of their blog challenges, well, actually 2 of them: a sketch and a color challenge at

  

So here's what I came up with combining the 2 challenges:

The FSJ stamp set I used for the cupcakes and "Happy Birthday" is called 'Birthday Sketch'. I paper-pieced the cupcake papers so they match the paper colors I used, and used alcohol markers to color the cherries. Then I added some FSJ 'Sparkle Dust' glitter on the frosting for some Birthday pizzazz!
Challenges:
www.wordartwednesday.blogspot.com - #179 Anything Goes

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

FSJ "Kit of the Month" for April

Kind of a dreary spring day...I need to remember that "April showers bring May flowers"!
Showers, clouds, raindrops...and children enjoying the puddles...that's what the theme is for the 'Kit of the Month' from Fun Stampers Journey!


The Kit of the Month is availble from Fun Stampers Journey. You can sign up for it through their online website/store or you can contact me and I can help you.
Here are the 4 cards I made with the kit. I tweaked them a bit to suit my own taste and style.


The little boy and girl are SO cute! My kids used to love splashing in puddles from the warm Spring rains. I can even remember doing that myself while growing up in Fontana, Wisc.
Notice the pink and blue card above...I was thinking I could even use that one for a "welcome baby" card!


The kit includes a new (just released) set of stamps, all the paper pieces, including the pre-die cut ones (so you don't need any special equipment), embellishments, and instruction sheets with color pictures and step-by-step directions. All of the products included are available at Fun Stampers Journey!


For more information please check out the FSJ website or contact me...just leave a comment!
Thanks so much for stopping by on this chilly, rainy day!
"YOU are my sunshine when skies are gray!"