Monday, September 29, 2014


The next card I have to show was created because my dear friend Jody and I are going to do a swap with the theme being Autumn. 

The materials used (all from )are listed below:

Card stock                             item #                                                                            
Whip Cream                           CS-0040
Candy Apple                           CS-0007
Dark Roast                             CS-0091
Green Olive                            CS-0113

Stamp set                                item #                                                                          
Apple a Day                             AT-0020

Embellishment                           item #                                                                       
Bronze Silk                               AC-0020

The Silk products come with a brush similar to a nail polish brush.  Just tap the side of the brush and random splashes show up on the card.

I hope you enjoyed looking at this card.  I look forward to doing more postings this week since I have other cards that need to get posted.

Purple is my favorite color

Well I am reviving from my weekend 50th High School Reunion.  We had a terrific time both Friday night and Saturday night.  It was so nice to see old friends.  And I mean old in the nicest way.

So I owe you the other two cards that I made on Friday.  This one is using my favorite color and my favorite insect - the butterfly.  I can never get enough purple in my life.  I just saw on QVC that they had purple cookware. Boy was I tempted but I didn't give in.

Let me get back to the card.  The base card stock is Grape Fusion (CS-0012).I used Pretty Pansy card stock (CS-0029) to cut out and emboss the Tagged Pocket Die (DI-0001).  I then die cut a strip of Whip Cream (CS-0040) and stamped the saying from the stamp set  Gifted Wings ( SS-0040) and cut the card stock to fit in the pocket.  Using the same stamp set, I stamped the jar, colored it, then layered Journey Glaze over the glass part of the image. To complete the look, I stamped the butterfly and placed him over the butterfly in the image.

To complete the card, I added three pearls and the top and made a white bow for the bottom to add balance. 

'Til next time...

Friday, September 26, 2014

Another Yummy card!

Yesterday I created 3 cards and I will be posting on here. So let me start with the first one.

Me and my flowers, what are ya gonna do.
I started out creating a background using the Music Sheet stamp (SS-0059) inked in Black Licorice (IP-0041) on Whip Cream card stock (CS-0040.)  Then I stamped my
flower bouquet, stamp set Floral Notes (SS-0037, on another piece of Whip Cream card stock ( CS-0040), using Black Licorice ink (IP-0041.)  I colored the flowers in with non FSJ colored pencils.  After rounding the corners using the Chomper, I mounted that layer on a layer 1/4" larger,  That card stock is Lavender Fusion (CS-0017.)  After mounting those layers onto the background base card, I finished it off with non SFJ black ribbon.
Starting tonight I have my 50th High School Reunion so I will be back posting at the beginning of next week. So see you then!


Thursday, September 25, 2014

A Classy Card from the Grand Event

This card is very elegant, IMHO,  You will see in a later post that I cased it and made a similar card.

Isn't that pretty?  I really enjoyed putting all the parts together.  I found making the 4 part bow quite daunting at first but I got 'er done.  Not sure that I will do it again.  Time will tell. LOL!

The first part was to stamp a background.  Stamp set Brocade Print (SS-00016) was chosen and stamped in Pool Play (IP-0051).  It is a very pretty color.  Then, Two pieced circles were run through the Journey Grand machine ( JG- 0001) using the die Journey Circles (DI-0039.)

Both stamps come from stamp set Greeting Bouquet (SS-0139.)  The flower was stamped using Pomegranate Splash (IP-0008) and the greeting was stamped using Dark Roast (IP-0050).  It is such a rich dark chocolate.  I love it. 

The natural Journey Twine (AC-0005)was wrapped around the top layer 4 times and tied off in the back. Then the 4 part bow was glued down using small Journey Dots (AC-0083.)  The button comes from Journey Color Buttons II (AC-0098.)  It also was attached using the Journey Dots.  The greeting was then attached using medium Journey Foam Squares (AC-0085.)

The card was layered using card stock that matched the colors used in the top layer.  So there was Pool Play (CS-0092), Pomegranate Splash (CS-0027) and Dark Roast (CS-0091) as the base card.  And viola, the card is beautifully put together and is "Yummy and Delicious" as Richard Garay would say.  Check out his blog for more ideas.

I hope you enjoyed the journey into making this card. See you at next posting!

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

September Stamp of the Month (KOTM)

OMG, this has to be the most beautiful flower stamp!!  What pretty cards we got to make.  Here is my case of one of them. 



Isn't that pretty? The other stamps in the stamp of the month kit are just as lovely.  Here is the flyer for the stamp of the month. One note is that the stamp set is not available for individual sale until three months after it is the stamp of the month. So buy the kit and get the paper all cut out for you along with the embellishments.  You have to supply the ink, daubers and Journey Glaze.
Enjoy the Yummy and Delicious KOTM's we have to offer.  See My shopping cart at Fun Stampers Journey

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Trades at Grand Event 2014

This posting is going to be about the trades that I did for the Grand Event.

These are not in chronological order:

The above card was a card I did for the "Foo Foo" trade. I took whip cream card stock and covered it with Tulle that I purchased at Michaels.  I applied Journey Tape to the back of the card stock and taped the tulle to it. Using the Bombshell stamp set, I stamped the dress,fussy cut it then covered it with Journey Glaze, then sprinkled it with Journey Dust,  Once that was dry, I used foam squares to pop it up on the card stock.  I added wording and the added the ribbon and the butterfly from Butterfly Prints stamp set. The final step was adding the 3 pearls in the corner.                     

This was for the Christmas pocket die trade.  The major work was to create two pockets by running the red then the green card stock through the Grand Calibre.  Once that was done and the pocket created, I stamped the candle scene on white card stock. I colored it with Copic Markers. I then stamped the Christmas tree on the Forest Green card stock using forest green ink.  I sprinkled gold Journey dust on the inked image and heated up the image.  The back card consisted of various embellishments that I got at Michaels.

This is my favorite trade. So simple!  I took Whip Cream card stock and stamped the holly stamp usinf forest green ink.  I sprinkled clear embossing powder on it then heated it. I added red Copic Marker to the berries.

I then took the red card stock and the die from Spellbinder die Fancy Tags # .

I then attached the white card stock to the red label.  I took red ribbon and attached it through the corner opening in the die cut to finish off the tag.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Back from California

We came back Sunday after quite a morning.  We left the Hotel at 6 am for a 9:25 flight.  I would rather wait at the airport.  We rented a Hyundai Sonata which was a very nice car to drive.  There was a portable GPS system on the dashboard, top of the line.  Innocently, we are traveling down the highway and we finally get to the exit that is going to bring us right into the airport. We were so early.  Wait - what's this?  We can't get off the exit because there is a bad accident.  I wasn't worried because we had a GPS, right?  Well instead of getting us on the route that we needed, it toook us to the back streets of LA to get us to LAX.  Pretty shady streets.  Surprisingly, we made it in one piece and were still relatively early.  All is well that ends well. We finally got on the plane and got home in one piece.  I made up for all the sleeping I didn't do in LA, but here I am, posting to let you know what is going on.  The next posting will tell you how the Grand Event (GE) went.  It was terrific.  Can't wait for the next one in June.

Monday, September 1, 2014

Waiting for my Trip to California

Well, in two days I will be in Sunny California.  It is so exciting. This is the first convention my Company, Fun Stampers Journey, is having.  It is the initial rollout of our products.  I am so excited about this.  My dear friend Andrea is accompanying me on this venture and I thank her from the botttom of my heart.

We have one day to ourselves, then it is three days of glorious wonderful fun!!

I will post pictures of what we did while we were there.  In the meantime, I have been busy making what is called "trades" to exchange with fellow coaches. The purpose of that is to expand your horizon and expose you to other stampers' creativity.  I can hardly wait to see what I get in exchange.   After the function, I will post the trades that I made.  They are really cool!

PS  After the rollout on 9/8/14, visit my site for the new catalog and information on becoming a Journey Coach yourself!