Sunday, January 7, 2018

Be Led by Your Dreams

Hello and Happy 2018! I have a quick card to share today for this week's challenge at CASology: Week 281: Encourage.  As soon as I saw the challenge, I knew I wanted to use this encouraging quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson.

Isn't that fabulous encouragement for everyone? The stamp is the Fun Stampers Journey Dreams ATS available on my website. I love these ATS size stamps. They're a great value! The stamp was inked with Black Licorice True Color Fusion ink and stamped onto a Whip Cream card base. I used the Film Frame Die  to cut a piece of Black Licorice cardstock  to frame the stamped image. The die has 2 pieces so you can cut the frame with or without the center. I chose to eliminate the center, thereby keeping my card as CAS as possible.

I'm also entering this into the challenge at AAA Cards: CAS Game #106 - Quote. Be sure to visit CASology & AAA Cards to see all the fabulous cards. 

As always, thanks for stopping by. Keep following your dreams & enjoy!


Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Poinsettia Thank You

Hello! We're getting quite a bit of snow here in Central New York. On days like these. I'm so thankful I retired! Today I have a Christmas Thank You card to share.

Following the current sketch at CAS(E) this Sketch, I stamped the smaller poinsettia from the Poinsettia Burst stamp set in the corners of my whip cream cardstock panel with Candy Apple True Color Fusion ink. After masking the poinsettias, I stamped 3 single leaves from the same stamp set  with Fresh Forest True Color Fusion ink.

I added some Gold Silk to the middle of the poinsettias to add some shine. The sentiment is from the Sweet You stamp set. I love the font! I adhered the panel to a whip cream card base. These are very easy to mass produce for Thank You cards this holiday season.

Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment. I love reading them. Have a wonderful day! Enjoy!


Friday, December 8, 2017

Sparkle Tree

Happy Friday, everyone! Today is Day 3 of the Fun Stampers Journey 12 Days of Deals and I've created a card showcasing one of the deals.

Just look at that lovely Snow Frame! Isn't it beautiful? Today only the Snow Frames die set and the Ornamental Frames die set are available for 25% off . Plus there is a flat rate shipping fee of only $5. What an amazing offer!

These beautiful frame dies make gorgeous quick and easy cards! I die cut the Snow Frames die from whip cream cardstock and adhered it to a Fresh Forest card base. Then I stamped the smaller tree from the Sparkle Trim stamp set in Fresh Forest ink onto the panel. The sentiment is from the same stamp set. I added our gorgeous Sparkle Silk to all the ornaments. I don't know if you can see the beautiful sparkle and shine in the picture, but it's amazing IRL.

Head on over to my website and grab your frame dies TODAY ONLY at these low sale prices!

Thanks for stopping by. I'd love to hear your thoughts on this beauty. Have a wonderful weekend! Enjoy!


Thursday, December 7, 2017

Happy Holidays

Hello. Today's card features the Fun Stampers Journey Deal of the Day available today only on my website at

Today only you can go here to purchase our Journey Color Splash Watercolor Pencils and our Journey Color Burst Pencils for 20% off and a flat rate shipping fee of only $5.00. Isn't that an incredible deal?

To create my card today I used the Color Splash Watercolor Pencils and added the color from the pencils to a stamp block with a waterbrush. Then I inked the images from the Poinsettia Burst stamp set onto whip cream cardstock. The larger poinsettia and some leaves were die cut and popped up onto the panel. The sentiment from the Sparkle Trim stamp set was matted and also popped up onto the panel. 

To embellish my card I've splattered it with Gold Silk and added some Fashion Gold. I added some Berries & Holly to my poinsettias. Some Candy Apple Twine was wrapped around the panel and tied in a bow. I added some Gold Twinkle Trim and pieces of Christmas Leaf  (which is a free Bloom Benefit in the Journey Holidays mini catalog available until 12/31) to my bow. The panel was adhered to a Fresh Forest card base. I love the way it turned out!

I'm entering this card at Addicted to Stamps and More where the current challenge is Anything Goes. 

Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope I've inspired you a bit with my card today. Happy creating! Enjoy!


Tuesday, December 5, 2017


Hello! Time's running short, so my card today is a CAS card featuring the Poinsettia Baskets stamp set from Fun Stampers Journey.

For this card, I followed this week's sketch at CAS(E) this Sketch. After stamping images from the stamp set, I used my Journey Color Burst pencils to color. I love these color pencils! There are 2 trays containing 48 pencils in the set and by combining some of the colors you can create every color in the Fun Stampers Journey palette. I added some Gold Silk to the ribbons and candle flames and Sparkle Silk to the candles. Love the shine from our silks! 

My sentiment is from the same stamp set and inked with Black Licorice ink, my absolute favorite black ink. The sentiment was matted on Cranberry Bliss cardstock and popped up onto the panel. The panel was added to a Cranberry Bliss card base and another card is ready to go.

***Enabler alert - Fun Stampers Journey is celebrating 12 Days of Deals from 12/6-12/17. The Journey Color Burst pencils and our Journey Color Splash Watercolor Pencils are the Deal of the Day on Thursday, December 7, and are on sale at 20% off! Shipping is also reduced to only $5.00. You can add other purchases to your order for the same low shipping price. Go to my website to purchase at the sale prices.  You must complete your order on the day of each deal. ***

Thanks so much for stopping by. Have a great day! Enjoy!


Monday, December 4, 2017

Joy to the World

Hello & Happy Monday! I hope everyone had a great weekend. After seeing Jennifer McGuire's latest blog post and video on Reverse Die Impressions, I had to try her technique. This was my first attempt and I can't wait to do some more.

Sorry that the photo isn't the best, but you are able to see the reverse die impression. To create the impression you simply place a die upside down on an embossing mat and run it through your die cutting machine. That impresses the the die outline into your cardstock and then you can add your die cut element into the impression.

For my card, I used the Fun Stampers Journey Ornament Swirls die and impressed it into a piece of Whip Cream cardstock. I then die cut the ornament from Mirror Silver cardstock and glued it into the impression. The sentiment is from the Poinsettia Baskets stamp set, stamped in Black Licorice ink and popped up onto the panel. The panel was adhered to a Whip Cream card base. All of the supplies I've used can be purchased at my website

I love this quick and easy technique and can't wait to try some more with different dies. Make sure you watch Jennifer's video to find out all the beautiful ways you can use this.

I'm adding my card to the challenge at CASology: Week 277: Round and to AAA Cards: CAS Game #104 - Christmas. Again, sorry for the poor photo. It's so hard to take a picture of that mirror paper.

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful week. Enjoy!


Friday, December 1, 2017

12 Days of Deals!

Hello, Everyone!
I am so excited to tell you about the new 12 DAYS OF DEALS promotion going on this month at Fun Stampers Journey!
We have never done this sale before, so I am so ready to take advantage of these special deals!
This promotion will begin DEC 6th and ends on DEC 17th ( Mark your calendars)
Here is a graphic showing you all the deals we will have available:

Here are some things to remember:
Items will be on sale ONLY during that specific day, so , if you are interested in the items from Dec 8th, you have to make your purchase that day, even if you want to buy the stamps on Dec 10th. 
To help our wonderful customers save money on shipping, FSJ will be offering a $5 Flat Rate Shipping fee each day. 
The great news is that you can also purchase any other items ( except the really heavy ones like the die cutting machines), and you will only pay $5 shipping! 

It is a huge deal, and I know you will love to get those items a such great deals. 

See all the skus and prices for each item that will be on sale below. 

Now you can plan and figure out which you would like to buy and write it down on your calendar so you don’t miss the opportunity!

Just go to my website on each day you would like to order. Let me know if you have any questions! Enjoy!