Friday, March 27, 2015

A Special Fold Anniversary Card

Good morning, Friends!
The past few days I've been working on a card with an unusual fold...simple, but one I'd never seen before! What fun to give it a try! I saw it on the SweetStamps blog...its the challenge this week. It is called a Quarter Fold card. You close it up just like you would a box  by tucking in the last flap under the first layer.

I love to use the old fashioned gentleman and lady for anniversary cards...they make such a quaint couple! SO proper and elegant! Here are the items I used on the card front 4 panels:
Stamps: from SweetStamps- "Gentleman Joe", "Margery", "Italian Handwriting", "Parisienne Collage"
from StampingScrapping- "Congratulations" set, "Rose Fleur de Lis" set
from Sandylion- "Are we there yet?" set
Inks- Tim Holtz Distress Ink "Vintage Photo" & "Tea Dye"
Stickles glitter glue "Star Dust"
Pizzazz Aplenty flatback pearls in white
Alcohol markers, cs and various embellishments from my stash
and what you can't tell, of course, is that I used my new favorite acrylic blocks for stamping!
They are from Fun Stampers Journey where I am now a Coach! If you'd like to learn more about FSJ please look at my side bar and/or check out my very own FSJ website: 

On the inside I used:
Stamps- SweetStamps "Rose Corner" again
Inkadinkado "Love & Friendship" set
Stampin' Up "Ever After"
Verve "Love the Lord" Bible verse
(unbranded) "Love"
the same inks and markers
Die- Die-namics "Flourish"
Stickles and embellishments again

Here are the challenges I will be entering this one in: - #214 Quarter Fold Card - March "Anything Tim" (I love using the TH Distress vintagey, irregular and full of character!) - #82 Anything Goes - #1 Anything Goes - March: FOLDS

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Best Wishes for Spring

Here's a fun little card decked out for Spring! Spring colors and flowers too!

I made this one using my Fun Stampers Journey craft items :
lavendar cardstock and matching ribbon,
ink and Journey Glaze,
sentiment stamp and "Damask Print" stamp, and
a banner die cut (straightened a bit).
The only items not FSJ are the orange and cream stripe cs, the flower, 
the button and the Spellbinders label die cut.

My card fits both challenges so I will be entering it in both. - March Color #2 & Sketch #2
And also in: - March, "Bingo": Flowers, Ribbon, Die Cut - #175 Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by today and taking a peek at my Spring card!
Any questions about the Fun Stampers Journey products or company, just check my sidebar and/or click on the name and you can go to my FSJ page!

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

A VERY Green Sympathy Card with FSJ

It is a beautiful sunny evening in Michigan! It got up to 46* today...the snow is melting...the smell of Spring is in the air! I know we probably aren't done with Winter yet but the promise of Spring is evident. The change of the seasons...especially Springtime...reminds me of God's perfect plan for renewal. Fall and Winter seem to proclaim death but Spring brings new hope and new life. Great reminder that even though we all must face death, those of us who die "in Christ" (believing in His saving work on the cross) will rise again to a new life. We have the "Hope of Heaven"!

Butterflies on a sympathy card seem very appropriate to me...that promise of renewal.
The glitter looks a bit blue but its really not...just VERY sparkley! My favorite!

All of the products I used to make this card are from Fun Stampers Journey. That's the crafting company I joined a few months ago. They have so much amazing stuff in their line-up! Everything from beautiful, intricate designs to artsy flowers to cute children's favorites; paper, ribbon, twine, inks, stamps, dies + more! For more information about FSJ you can check out the website or read a little about it in my sidebar. If you'd like to become part of this fun and successful company you can email me with questions (but everything you need to know is really on their informative website!). My email is Fivensandie<at>
I'd love to hear from you! And a NEW perk is they just revealed 2 more Starter Kit options which are smaller than the original so you don't have to invest as much if you don't care to. To see all 3 options go to Fun Stampers Journey and click on "Become a Coach". Why not make money doing what you love and have the fun of working with great products and wonderful people?!

Ok, back to my card! Here are the items used...all from FSJ:
Stamps- "Damask Print", 
Greet & Shout" (oval), 
"Enjoy the Journey" (butterflies), 
"Thoughtful Greetings" (sentiment)
Dies- "Butterflies"
Inks- "Green Olive", "Black Licorice"
Glitter- "Sparkle Dust"
Ribbon- "Green Olive"
Paper- "Zombie Nights" (Green),
"Whip Cream" (white)
Rhinestones- OOPS! Not FSJ! They are from Pizzazz Aplenty!

Challenges entering: - #142 Use 3 Shades of Green

Thanks so much for stopping by! Have an amazing week!