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:

Monday, July 13, 2015

A Christmas Tag

Here's a very simple Christams tag in traditional Christmas colors. I got a new set of alphabet stencils and "needed" to play with them! I used Fun Stampers Journey inks for the J and the Y (Sweet Berry & Green Olive) and silver Stickles + a layer of FSJ Sparkle Dust for the O. The base is kraft card stock; I trimmed the 2 ends, punched the hole, and finished it all with a tinsel bow.
I'm entering this in the challenges at - #229 Christmas Tags - #232 Take Your Pick- 
(Sentiment, Tall & Skinny, Punch) - #14 Quirky Christmas in July

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.