Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Birthday Butterflies

Well, this evening I have my bags all packed, ready to head south tomorrow morning! Hubby and I are taking a quick trip to Gulf Shores...just 9 or 10 days. It has been unusually cold down there, but nothing like it has been around here. Grand Rapids, MI set some records for cold weather. We had -14 last week! So you can see, I'm looking forward to some warmth...and butterflies! They always make me think of summertime. This b-day card is for a friend whose birthday is the day after we get back so I had to get it done now.

It is a one-layer card using almost all Fun Stampers Journey products...only the sequins are not. The butterflies (from the "Enjoy the Journey" set) have either "Sparkle Dust" or "Journey Glaze" on them to dress them up a bit. And the natural and black twine tied along the fold is that nice stiff kind FSJ sells. Love it! The sentiment and inks are all FSJ too!
Fun Stampers Journey is a great new crafting company...lots of new products, new ideas and designs and a whole new way to earn money or product doing what you love: crafting! If this sounds interesting to you take a look at my FSJ wesite. If you'd like to order some of the lovely products, why not consider having a workshop and earn some hostess gifts!
For those of you who do not live near me, you can have an "on-line party" that you host...you just invite your friends to look at the FSJ catalog on our website and order right there indicating they are "attending" YOUR party! Very easy! You can just send invites via emails, post to your Facebook friends, hand out postcards, etc. Interested? Let me know! Leave a comment or email me at Fivensandie@aol.com.

http://thekraftjournal.blogspot.com - #212 CAS One Layer Card
www.wordartwednesday.blogspot.com - #171 Anything Goes
http://shoppingourstash.blogspot.com - #190 Out of the Jar (glitter)
(I chose Metal-sequins, Stamps, Glaze)

Monday, February 23, 2015

Circles and Dots

Today I made a few different cards for people who need a little cheering up. This one is for a lady in my Bible study group who is 86 and usually VERY active...but took a bad fall on the ice a few weeks ago and hasn't been the same since. Dizzy and headachey and trouble walking. She loves hand-made cards so I'm hoping she enjoys this one!

The circle stamp and center stamp are from JustRite and I colored them with alcohol markers. The polka dot background paper is Imaginesce. The little "Get Well" stamp is a Clear Dollar stamp. The dark brown ink is Fun Stampers Journey.

www.wordartwednesday.blogspot.com - #171 Anything Goes
http://casethissketch.blogspot.com - #111 Sketch (below)

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

CAS Sympathy Card

Sadly, we always do need sympathy cards and lately I've been in low supply. I need two this week already so I hope to make several that will be very similar...and very easy to make. CAS cards always seem more elegant to me...so appropriate.

I just got a new set of sentiment stamps and was able to try the lovely, scrolly "Deepest Sympathy" stamp for the first time. Then I found a font on my computer that matched perfectly (Marriage Script) to use for the inside sentiment. The new set is called "Thoughtful Greetings" from Fun Stampers Journey and has a variety of 9 favorite sentiments.
The card stock and paper are from my stash. The stamps I used: the circle is from the "Bluebell Remember" set by MME, the flower/leaves is from the "Leafy Swirls" set by Woodware. Black ink is "Black Licorice" from FSJ, lt taupe ink is Studio G.

Thanks for stopping by today! If you are interested in that lovely sentiment set you can order it easily by going to the Fun Stampers Journey website (just click on the aqua letters!) If you'd like to throw an on-line "party" and have your friends and family order some amazing craft items too...you will get "hostess" credit and could possibly get your stamps FREE. Check it out! Let me know if you are in the "party" mood!

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

CAS Notecard...Enjoy!

Quick post this afternoon. Here's a very "clean & simple" card I made for a challenge that allows only certain colors + black and white (not neutrals!), which is a bit more of a challenge. I like that!

The challenge is at 'CAS Colours and Sketches'. It is #109, The Double, meaning you must use both the colours and the sketch. Here are the requirements:


The colors I used matched a bit better in 'real life' but not so happy with the result of the photo above. The inks I used were SU "Close to Cocoa", Memento "Bamboo Leaves", StazOn "Oliver Green" (which is the dark one that looks more like forest green to me!) Oh well. I tried.
The stamps used: all Fun Stampers Journey,
"Banner Party" & "Greet & Shout"
The little clear dots I colored with the same inks. They are called "Twinkle Jewels" and are from StampingScrapping.com

Thanks for stopping by today! If you are interested in learning more about the Fun Stampers Journey company, please go to FunStampersJourney.com/335
and check out all the amazing things they have to offer, as well as the great opportunities available to anyone wanting to join the company. "Make money doing what you love!"