Tuesday, October 28, 2014

So Stinkin' Cute

Oh My Goodness, the Kit of the month is so stinkin' cute and there are only a few days left to order it.

Kit of Month - October

In the kit, you get enough materials to make all 4 cards.  You  also get the stamp set.

Birthday Girls stamp set

I couldn't wait to make the cards and just finished them up.  The story of my life when I am sick.  I mean to do it but don't.  Sound familiar?  I think it is normal.  I mean I hope it is normal.

With the KIT OF THE MONTH you sign up for a period of 6 months auto ship.  These stamps will NOT be available again until 3 months have passed. So, sign up and get it now. February is too far away!!!!


Going Going...

I can't believe it has been 2 weeks since my last post.  I blame the prednisone for that.  Finally my pneumonia is gone and I just have minor lingering side affects.  So it is on to posting about my passion.

First I want to let you know that the window is closing for becoming a founding coach with my Company.  Fun Stampers Journey is a brand new stamping company that is going to get it right,  Right from the start.  Sign up and for the start up fee of $149.99 you get the terrific start up kit shown here:

I love it all, especially my Grand Caliber machine.  I make bigger cards now and the machine allows 8.5x11 size dies and paper.  Cool!!!!  What a kit! 

The $149.99 will only be good while founding membership is offered and by the way this past weekend coach count went up by 14 new coaches.  So it won't be long until we are at our maximum of 500 coaches.  I believe the price will rise to $199.99.  It is not set in stone yet.

So check us out and join our fantastic journey.  I can honestly say the trip we are on as we grow is "Yummy and Delicious!"

http://funstampersjourney.com/100   JOIN NOW!

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Hoo's Missing You

I am still looking for just the right card for my beginners classes and this one might be it.  I would appreciate comments on this please!  Another note is that all supplies here come from the Company that I am affiliated with, Fun Stampers Journey.  See the web site by clicking on this link:  http://funstampersjourney.com/100   I have been promoted to Journey Coach Leader!!!!!!  I am really excited about that!

I took the background stamp, Paper Floral (SS-0064) and stamped it onto Whip Cream card stock (CS-0040).  The ink used was Catalina Splash (IP-0073).  I then added a layer of card stock Catalina Splash (CS-0114).  Next I took a piece of Whip Cream card stock and stamped the Artful Owl (AT-0004) with, yep you guessed it, Catalina Spash ink (IP-0073) and that was it.  I stamped a saying inside the base card.  Hoo's Missing You comes from a stamp set from the August Kit of the Month.  Those stamps are available 3 months after the Kit is issued.  So it will be available soon.  I need to take a minute here and plug the Kit of the Month program.  You have to commit to 6 months of receiving the kits.  Each month you receive enough paper and embellishments to  complete 4 cards. The directions come on easy to read quality glossy paper.  The stamps are so adorable or beautiful!!  I can't brag enough.  You really should look into signing up!!!

Well anyway the card is done. And I think it is pretty cool!  Don't you?

See you soon.

Sunday, October 12, 2014

A "Cased" Card

I thought the design of this card was so striking, I couldn't help but "case" it.  The card starts out with an easy base card of Whip Cream (CS-0040).  I then picked one of the beautiful designer papers from the Journey Basics (PP-0003.)  Next I stamped the feather from the stamp set Artful Feathers (AT-0115) onto white card stock using Dark Roast ink (IP-0050), then cut it in half through the middle.  I layered these two pieces onto Dark Roast card stock (CS-0091.)  I then placed them on the card stock using nonFSJ foam squares.

I chose the saying from stamp set Many Wishes (SS-0057) and stamped it using Dark Roast ink (IP-0050.)

See you next time...

Yes, Another Floral Card!

I am back from my bout of pneumonia. It made me incredibly tired and worn out.  It hasn't gone away totally, but I have to ignore it and get a life.  So here I am hoping to make your visit a pleasant one.

This card was inspired by a card that was posted by my upline.  Sara is incredibly talented and I want to steal all her ideas.  This posting and the one that will follow this are both based on her designs.

This card starts out with a base card of Oatmeal Cookie card stock (CS-0023), next layer is Dark Roast ( CS-0091) and the final layer is Whip Cream (CS-0040.) 

For the background, I created a mat using a post it note cut to conform to the shape of the cushion on the flower stamp then stamped the background with the Hexagon Print  background stamp (SS-0046) using Oatmeal Cookie ink (IP-0011.)  I love our inks.   I then stamped a saying which came from stamp set Ampersand Notes, SS-0137.

My major image came from stamp set, Floral Notes (SS-0037.)  I really get a lot of use out of this stamp set.  It is no surprise since I love floral stamps.  I stamped it using Black Licorice ink (IP-0041) then colored it using nonFSJ colored pencils. 

That finishes today's card.  I hope you enjoyed it as much as I enjoyed making it.

Until next time...

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Just a Little Splat

Here we are with another great stamp set from my adopted Company that was the June Kit of the Month Club selection.  All KOTM stamps are available 3 months after the month they were sponsored.  It is Fly Away (SS-0101).

The ink is Blue Lagoon (IP-0002),  I stamped and fussy cut out two of the hot air balloons.  I also stamped Greetings on the Whip Cream card stock (CS-0041).  Now comes my favorite part.   While on that layer piece I used my favorite accent stamp called Ink Splat (ATS-0108). I really love this stamp!!  For this card, I chose to stamp it twice, using Limeade Splash (IP-0019) and Pineapple Smoothie (IP-0014.)  Simply Yummy and Delicious, as our Beloved President Richard Garay would say.  I then placed my balloons on top of my splats using Journey Foam Squares.

The final touch was mounting my layered piece onto the base card which is Huckleberry Fusion (CS-0035).

I hope you enjoyed this posting.  I know I enjoyed making the card and sharing it with you.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Greeting Bouquet

Today was a strange day.  It was over before I woke up enough to appreciate it.  This pneumonia has a tight hold on me.  I seem to be getting worse.  The doctor gave me permission to go to my 50th High School Reunion which took place over a 3 day period. Friday night was a Pizza party and 70 graduates attended.  We were out til 1 am.  Then Saturday night was the actual reunion and we got home at 1:30am. Hubby and I were so tired we skipped Sunday's festivities.  I think the pneumonia had been getting better until then but I had to stay out late so probably got the pneumonia right back again.  I am having trouble breathing and starting a cough.  I am a little dizzy,  No wisecracks.
This card was actually made last week and I am posting it now.

I started with Whip Cream card stock (CS-0040) as my base card. Then I layered Dark Roast card stock (CS-0091).  Then I took Whip Cream card stock (CS_0040) and used an embossing folder on it.  I used my Watermelon Fusion Ink Pad (IP-0027) and swiped the card.  I die cut some whip Cream card stock (CS-0040) using Journey Circles dies (DI-0037). On the circle I stamped the Flower from the Greeting Bouquet stamp set (SS-0139) using Watermelon Fusion ink (IP-0027). I set it on the embossed layer and decided how much to cut off. Embossed layer was attached to the Dark Roast card stock (CS-0091.)  I stamped the wording from that stamp set onto whip Cream card stock using Dark Roast ink pad (IP-0050.)  This piece that I cut out around the wording was put aside.  Next I used natural Journey Twine (AC-0005) to wrap around the Dark Roast card stock (CS-0091) layered group.   Tie in  a knot on the back. I then created a bow from the remaining twine.  I attached a clear button to the twine,  Now I attached the wording.

I got all of the supplies to do this card from  http://funstampersjourney.com/100  .