Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Leaf Week - Day Three

Happy fall y'all! Today's Leaf Week card features a negative die cut leaves panel created with the Thanksgiving Medley set.

Once I had my leaves cut out I thought using the Newsprint background stamp on the card base and die piece would create a cool look. What do you think? Like? 

For the sentiment I used a leaf stamp and die from the Autumn Time set and stamped the sentiment right on top. 

A little Cocoa Powder Gingham Ribbon and Natural Journey twine were attached to the leaf's stem for decoration. 

And because I had to add a little something else...a Mini Wooden Clothespin. I just can't stay away from those little cuties! 

Fun Stampers Journey Supplies:
Autumn Time SS-0147
Thanksgiving Medley SS-0131
Newsprint SS-0061
Autumn Time DI-0021
Thanksgiving DI-0024
Buttercream IP-0031
Oatmeal Cookie IP-0011
Hazelnut Blend IP-0012
Mini Wooden Clothespins AC-0029
Cocoa Powder Gingham Ribbon AC-0110
Natural Journey Twine AC-0005
Buttercream CS-0029
Oatmeal Cookie CS-0023
Hazelnut Blend CS-0013

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Leaf Week - Day Two

Today's leafy card design features a couple stamped leaves from Fun Stampers Journey Autumn Days stamp set and two die cut leaves from the Journey Blooms Holiday set. 

In addition to leaves I've used various other stamps to make the background. 

The chevron pattern was created with one of the new Journey Media stencils and Splashes. 

I wish you could see the sparkle of the Splash. 

The smaller die cut leaves were rubbed with ink pads to make the veins on the leaves stand out....aren't they pretty? This was such a fun card to make with the various stamps, inks and spray. 

Fun Stampers Journey Supplies:
Autumn Days SS-0006
Media Pattern SS-0231
Postage Stamps AT-0056
Howdy Notes SS-0170
Autumn Days DI-0118
Journey Blooms Holiday Set DI-0048
Green Olive IP-0072
Pool Play IP-0051
Buttercream IP-0031
Oatmeal Cookie IP-0011
Hazelnut Blend IP-0012
Black Licorice IP-0041
Chevron JM-0011
Journey Gold Splash IP-0081
Mini Wooden Clothespins AC-0029
Natural Journey Twine AC-0005
Buttercream CS-0006
Oatmeal Cookie CS-0023
Hazelnut Blend CS-0013

Monday, September 28, 2015

Leaf Week - Day One

Last week welcomed in autumn and I found myself drawn to creating cards with falling leaves. Funny how that I thought I'd take my leafy creations and share them with you this week and call it Leaf Week. 

For today's card, I created a stamped background using Fun Stampers Journey's Thanksgiving Medley stamp set. 

The sentiment was also created with the same set, but those big beautiful leaves are part of the Autumn Time set. Swoon. Oh, how I love falling leaves! 

That circle of pretty patterned paper is from the Holiday Mini Catalog called Autumn Days Prints. 

Now I want to stamp that little jam jar, ear of corn and acorn on Whip Cream card stock to paint them in with the Fusion Blender solution and re-inkers. They would be so fun to color! 

Fun Stampers Journey Supplies:
Thanksgiving Medley SS-0131
Give Thanks SS-0041
Autumn Time SS-0147
Thanksgiving DI-0024
Autumn Time DI-0121
Journey Circles DI-0039
Hazelnut Blend IP-0012
Mini Wooden Clothespins AC-0029
Hearts & Stars Wooden Buttons AC-0027
Wooden Accents AC-0031
Natural Journey Twine AC-0005
Autumn Days Print PP-0017
Pineapple Smoothie CS-0026
Buttercream CS-0006
Oatmeal Cookie CS-0023

Friday, September 25, 2015

Grateful Heart

T.G.I.F! It's the first weekend of fall. I hope to plant some mums in our planters at the front door, go apple picking one of these weekends and enjoy watching the leaves change color. How about you? 

This season I'll also be doing a lot of crafting...making cards like this one I made yesterday with the new Grateful Heart stamps from Fun Stampers Journey. 

I really like the uppercase, lowercase, print and cursive typography of this stamp, don't you? 

I wish I had a die for every single stamp I have, but since I don't, I used a Journey Ovals die and then stamped that leaf trio with the Autumn Time set. I think the addition of the leaves makes sentiment fit better in the oval. 

Speaking of dies, one of my favorite is the Doily! Doilies are perfect so many themes and great for layering and with a die you can make them any color you want! To attach mine, I wrapped it around the card base and then used ribbon to attach it. 

Behind that doily I stamped a couple more leaves...also from the Autumn Time stamp set. And then topped it all off with a few buttons. 

To the bow I added a bit of twine and one of the new Mini Jingles. The brass color makes it fitting for autumn projects! 

Now that the card is finished, I'm thinking place cards in this style would make a lovely Thanksgiving table decoration! I'd better get busy! ;)

Fun Stampers Journey Supplies:
Grateful Heart AT-0159
Autumn Time SS-0147 
Journey Ovals DI-0042
Doily DI-0105
Cocoa Powder IP-0016
Wooden Accents AC-0031
Natural Journey Twine AC-0005
Mini Jingles AC-0153
Buttercream CS-0006
Oatmeal Cookie CS-0023
Whip Cream CS-0040

Thursday, September 24, 2015


Embossing, stamping and die cutting, oh my! Sometimes I just don't feel like getting messy with embossing powders and pigment ink, but for this project I did and I love the results! 

There's so much beauty in the shine of silver embossing and the crispness of white embossed snowflakes. 

Since I didn't want to cover up all of my stamped background, I added a negative snowflake die for a 'window.' 

Pretty sparkly sequins and Tinsel Trim make great accents for a wintry Christmastime card.  

I think it was worth the bit of mess. :) Just wait until I pull out all the new Fun Stampers Journey Mixed Media about making a mess! Hopefully it'll be a mess I enjoy! How many of you dabble in mixed media? 

Fun Stampers Journey Supplies:
Modern Tags SS-0128
Snow Burst SS-0144
Linked Lines SS-0107
Journey Rectangles DI-0041
Treat Label DI-0037
Journey Blooms Holiday Set DI-0048
Clear Pigment Ink IP-0102
Journey White Embossing Powder IP-0098
Journey Silver Embossing Powder IP-0100
Paper Clip Elements AC-0102
Journey Sequins Special Celebration AC-0115
Tinsel Trim AC-0154
Cranberry Bliss CS-0090
River Stone CS-0094
Whip Cream CS-0040

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Happy Day

Hey crafty peeps! I have a simple card to share with you today that I created with the Fun Stampers Journey Rose Garden stamp. The other day when I was creating some projects for next spring, I happened across this gorgeous ATC sized stamp that I hadn't used yet. I suppose you could say it was calling to me to ink it up! Wink.

I used re-inkers to color the flowers starting with a very pale shade of Bubble Gum, and then adding a little more to the blender solution until I got the darker center. 

For the sentiment I stamped it with Whip Cream ink. I love the look of white stamped on colored card stock! 

A little ribbon, twine and a sprinkling of pearls were used to accent the card. 

Like? I'm pretty proud of myself for creating a simpler card. Simple is always more challenging for this girl who loves layers, dimension and accents galore! 

Fun Stampers Journey Supplies:
Rose Garden Stamp AT-0025
Howdy Notes Stamp Set SS-0170 
Journey Oval Die Set DI-0042
Black Licorice Ink Pad IP-0041 
Whip Cream Ink Pad IP-0009
Pearls AC-0024
Bubble Gum Satin Ribbon AC-0105
Natural Journey Twine AC-0005
Oatmeal Cookie Cardstock CS-0023
Whip Cream Cardstock CS-0040

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Creepy Crawly

Eek! Spider! I have a spooky spider Halloween card to share with you today that I created with Fun Stampers Journey's new Creepy Crawly stamp set. 

I love this set of stamps full of icky spiders, webs and sentiments. 

After creating a stamped background of webs, I added a touch of color by stamping over the larger webs with one of the Brush Stroke stamps. 

I can't think of a better accent to go with spider webs than the Black Licorice Journey Twine, can you? 

There you have it...a quick and easy colorfully stamped Halloween card. 

Fun Stampers Journey Supplies: SS-0218 Creepy Crawly Stamp Set; DI-0039 Journey Circles; CS-0003 Black Licorice Cardstock; CS-0040 Whip Cream Cardstock; IP-0005 Tangerine Fusion Ink Pad; IP-0024 Kiwi Slice Ink Pad; IP-0006 Grape Fusion Ink Pad; IP-0041 Black Licorice Ink Pad; IP-0009 Whip Cream Ink Pad; AC-0115 Journey Sequins Special Celebration; AC-0004 Black Licorice Journey Twine

Monday, September 21, 2015

Trick or Treat

Ready for fall? It's officially arriving this week. This past weekend was a lovely send off to summer...bright and sunny with highs in the upper 80s. Dan and I enjoyed a weekend together, just the two of us. We went out to dinner and on a vintage junk hunt at the flea market Saturday. Such a wonderful, memorable last summer weekend!

Looking ahead we have the beauty of fall and the holidays to look forward to...which means I'll have a lot of projects like this Halloween card to share with you. 

This spooky black cat and eerie bats are part of the Which Witch die set. 

The 'boo' paper is from the Treat Time Prints paper pad. 

I tried the new Journey Gold splash for the background. It leaves a really pretty sparkly finish that's hard to capture in my photos. 

Finishing touches included Black Licorice Journey Twine, sequins and a bit of Bright Day Journey Tape. Oh and a quick Ink Splat stamp. Love that stamp...I use it a lot! 

Well, here's to a wonderful autumn! Enjoy! 

Fun Stampers Journey Supplies: DI-0069 Which Witch Die Set; SS-0084 Trick or Treat Stamp Set; AT-0108 Ink Splat Stamp; DI-0039 Journey Circles; CS-0003 Black Licorice Cardstock; CS-0040 Whip Cream Cardstock; PP-0016 Treat Time Prints; P-0041 Black Licorice Ink Pad; IP-0081 Journey Gold Splashes; AC-0115 Journey Sequins Special Occasion; AC-0004 Black Licorice Journey Twine

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Holly Jolly Christmas

I'm not a big fan of winter because I don't like the cold, but I do love the beautiful of falling snow and I enjoy making snowmen with Christopher and then running inside for a cup of hot cocoa! This card, made with the Jolly Friends stamp set, reminds me of those snowman building and cocoa sipping memories. 

To add touches of color to Mr. snow dude I used the Fun Stampers Journey re-inkers and Fusion Blending Solution. To get that really light blue color to outline the snowman in I used Cool Pool....I really like the subtle look. 

I used a mix of stamps for the snowy stamps from various sets for background and a snowflake die for the cards 'window.'

There's that Tinsel Trim I can't get enough of! It's so delicate and I love the bit of shine and texture it adds. 

Lastly, I added a sprinkling of sequins for a little more glitz and snowy effect. 

Fun Stampers Journey Supplies: SS-0221 Jolly Friends Stamp Set; DI-0138 Jolly Friends Die Set; SS-0090 Winter Holiday Stamp Set; DI-0061 Snow Burst Die Set; SS-0047 Holly Holly Stamp Set;  CS-0092 Pool Play Cardstock; CS-0040 Whip Cream Cardstock; IP-0051 Pool Play Ink Pad; IP-0044  Beach Breeze Ink Pad; IP-0041 Black Licorice Ink Pad; RI-0047 Citrus Cooler Re-inker; RI-0001 Candy Apple Re-inker; IP-0088 Fusion Blender Solution; TO-0097 Small Blending Brush; AC-0029 Mini Wooden Clothespins; AC-0115 Journey Sequins Special Celebration; AC-0154 Tinsel Trim

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Season's Greetings

Hello! How about another holiday card share? This one I created with the Holly Jolly stamp set that includes 22 Christmas icons from snowflakes and gingerbread men to presents and candy canes! Lots of goodies for lots of paper crafting fun!

I used Fun Stampers Journey Fusion Blending solution with the re-inkers to paint the candy cane and present. Then I switched it up and stamped the snowflake with some silver embossing powder. 

I had so much fun creating all these layers and adding lots of fun little accents like the wood star buttons, sequins, glitter and the new Tinsel Trim. 

How about the sentiment? Great size for cards and a lovely mix of fonts! 

What else can I tell you about this project? It was one of those where I lost myself in the creative process and time just flew by! 

Fun Stampers Journey Supplies: SS-0047 Holly Jolly Stamp Set; DI-0070 Holly Jolly Die Set; DI-0061 Snow Burst Die Set; DI-0120 Winter Holiday Die Set; DI-0039 Journey Circles Die Set; DI-0048 Journey Blooms Holiday Die Set; CS-0040 Whip Cream Cardstock; PP-0018 Winter Fresh Prints; IP-0041 Black Licorice Ink Pad; RI-0001 Candy Apple Re-Inker; RI-0025 Limeade Splash Re-inker; IP-0088 Fusion Blending Solution; TO-0097 Small Journey Blending Brush; IP-0102 Clear Pigment Ink Pad; IP-0100 Journey Silver Embossing Powder; AC-0027 Hearts & Stars Wooden Buttons; AC-0013 Journey Sparkle Dust; AC-0115 Journey Sequins Special Occasion; AC-0154 Tinsel Trim

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