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:
http://sweetstampsblog.blogspot.com - 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.
www.sweetstampsblog.blogspot.com - September Anything Goes
www.wordartwednesday.blogspot.com - #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 www.creativebloomsjourney.blogspot.com - #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 Journey...in 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!
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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 www.creativebloomsjourney.blogspot.com
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:

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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 
Sweetstampsblog.blogspot.com - #229 Christmas Tags
   www.thekraftjournal.blogspot.com - #232 Take Your Pick- 
(Sentiment, Tall & Skinny, Punch)
 http://quirkycrafts.blogspot.com - #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.

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.

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


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

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