Monday, January 30, 2017

Thyme Well Spent

Hello crafty friends,
I hope you had a great weekend and are looking forward to a productive week.  Today, I am still thinking about Spring since we are having some warmer weather.  Today's card is another spring card.

Supplies Used:
Stamp: Grow Friendship
Paper: River Stone Cardstock, Whip Cream Cardstock, Oatmeal Cookie Cardstock, Lemon Grass Cardstock, Bubble Gum Cardstock, Lavender Fusion Caardstock
Ink: Black Licorice

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Spring on my mind

It is so cold in Southern California that I have been thinking about Spring, so I created this card.

Supplies Used:
Stamp: Poppy Days, Howdy Notes
Paper: Sweet Berry Cardstock, Whip Cream Cardstock
Ink: Watermelon Fusion, Sweet Berry 
Accessories: Pearls

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Happy Day

Today I have a birthday card to share with you.  I am trying to get a head on my birthday cards for the year.

Supplies Used:
Stamp: Howdy Notes
Paper: Candy Apple Cardstock, Lemon Drop Cardstock, Magical Journey Pattern Paper
Ink: Black Licorice
Dies: Basic Borders, Banner Parade
Accessories: Black Licorice Journey Twine, Rhinestones, Candy Drops, Spring Accent Dots

Friday, January 27, 2017

Faith Friday 1/27/17

I have mixed media card to share with you today for Faith Friday.

Here is what I did to make the background.
First, I used the Stain Glass stencil with Journey Modeling paste and let dry over night.
Then, I sprayed the whole card with Lavender Color Splash.  While it was still wet, I blotted the ink off the modeling paste areas.  I love the way it turned out.

Supplies Used:
Stamp: Through the Storm
Paper: Whip Cream Cardstock, Black Licorice Cardstock, Color Splash paper
Ink: Black Licorice
Color Splash: Lavender
Dies: Heart-felt
Accessories: Black Journey Twine
Stain Glass Stencil, Journey Modeling Paste,

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Oh Happy Day

Hello crafty friends.  I want to share a card I created for my class tonight.  I love playing with the Magical Journey Pattern Paper. 
Here is the card:

Supplies Used:
Stamp: Yummy Party
Paper: Banana Cream Cardstock, Magical Journey Pattern Paper, Whip Cream Cardstock, Pool Play Cardstock
Ink: Beach Ball, Black Licorice
Silk: Cranberry Bliss
Dies: Party Cake
Accessories:  Journey Twine Candy Apple

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Double Gate fold

Today I am sharing a card because even though I love winter, it has been too cold for me in Southern California.  In the last few weeks we have had about 10 inches of rain in my area.  The temperature last night was in the 40's.  That is way too cold for this So. Cal girl.
Let me start thinking of spring now!

Side view
The background was created using the Kiwi Slice, ink pad direct to paper.
It's hard to see, but I added some Journey Glaze to the jar for texture.
I also stamped the sentiment, "I hope thistle cheer you up" (included in the stamp), in Rock Candy ink on the inside.

Supplies Used:
Stamp: Thistle
Paper: Kiwi Slice Cardstock, Limeade Splash Cardstock, Whip Cream Cardstock
Ink: Kiwi Slice, Rock Candy
Die: Journey Ovals
Accessories: Lemon Grass Twine, Rainbow Drops, Journey Glaze
Colored with Color Burst Pencils

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

You Make My Heart Sing

Valentine's Day is coming.  Are you ready?  Today I want to share a card I created for a love one.

Supplies Used:
Stamp: Be Happy, Vintage Notes
Paper: Cranberry Bliss Cardstock, Black Licorice Cardstock, Whip Cream Cardstock
Ink: Black Licorice
Die: Heart-felt
Accessories: Candy Apple Satin Ribbon, Cool Tune Elements

Monday, January 23, 2017

FSJ Leadership Recap

Last weekend I attended the first Leadership Conference for Fun Stampers Journey.  What a great time of learning, fun, food and fellowship.  Here are some highlights of the conference.

Thursday was all about creating.  Here are the three cards we created.

The little bandit moves on the slider.

Here is the next card we created using some of the neon colors from the Be Amazing Collection.

The last card we created features a new stamp set coming in July 2017!  Shhh....a sneak peak!

Friday was all about learning.  Many great breakout sessions and ideas shared with other coaches.  The highlight of Friday was the experience provided by Fun Stampers Journey, riding the High Roller.  If you know me, I am scared of heights, so I was not that thrilled to take part, but I did it.

This is a picture of me at the very top (550 ft in the air).  Facing my fear!
Now that I am back on solid ground, I am glad I did it.  Would I do it again, maybe.

Saturday was more learning and more fun.  Here are some highlights.
Richard and Dustin are going on a road trip.  This will be a great time for local coaches to connect with Richard.
Aren't these the cuties?  These are made with a new die, but the cutest part are the faces, which can be earned by having a $400 Make It Party.  Love the little piggy.

Even though we had lots of learning to do, I also got to do a fun things.  The first one was meeting up with some long time friends for lunch.

And, got to eat twice at Whalburgers.

The last place before leaving Las Vegas, was breakfast at Cracker Barrel.  My first time and I loved it.

Fun Stampers Journey is more than a stamp company.  It is a family of crafters who love to create and have fun.  Would you like to be a part of this group?  If so, we have a great offer going on right now.  You can use this certificate for $50 off your started kit, now through February 28th.

Let me know.  I would love for you to join my team!  You can email me at   You will love it!!

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Can You Case It? #145

Hi friends!  Thanks for stopping by my little creative hangout.  Today I have card for the Can You Case It? challenge.  We have a color challenge for you today.  Here is the card I created.

The colors do not show as well as they do in person.   The snowflakes and sentiment are in Grape Fusion Ink.  I wish the picture was better.

I created the background by masking the right half with post-its and then stamped the snowflakes.  Before removing the post-it's I rubbed Whip Cream ink over the snowflakes to lighten them up.

I hope you will join us with the challenge:
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Supplies Used:
Stamp: Ethel Winter, Happy Sentiments, Snow Burst
Paper: Beach Ball Cardstock, Whip Cream Cardstock
Ink: Grape FusionBlack Licorice, Hazelnut Blend, Whip Cream
Accessories: Twinkle Trim, Journey Thread Silver, Wooden Snowflakes (retired)
Colored with Color Burst Pencils

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Celebrate the Milestones

Hello crafty friends!
Today I have a card I want to share with you that was very easy to create.  I hope you try it as well.

The background is created by cutting strips of Celebrate You Pattern Paper measuring 3 1/2 x 1/2 in each.  I placed these down to the card base.  Next, I die cut two Border Basics and added them to a strip of Whip Cream Cardstock.  Easy enough.

Supplies Used:
Stamp: Word Up
Paper: Bubble Gum Cardstock, Black Licorice Cardstock, Whip Cream Cardstock, Celebrate You Pattern Paper
Ink: Black Licorice 
Dies: Border Basics
Accessories: Black Licorice Twine, Candy Dots

Friday, January 20, 2017

Faith Friday 1/20/17

With Valentine's coming up, I wanted to create a card that reminds me of my one Valentine that loves me unconditionally.  Therefore, I created this card.

Supplies Used:
Stamp: Trust the Lord
Paper: Cranberry Bliss Cardstock, Pomegranate Splash Cardstock, Candy Apple Cardstock, Whip Cream Cardstock
Ink: Rich Coral
Dies: Heart-felt
Accessories: Candy Apple Satin Ribbon, Whip Cream Thread, Amazing Accents

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Stampin Friends Love Themed Blog Hop

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Welcome to the Stampin Friends Blog Hop! This month’s theme is Love. If you’re following along the hop, you’ve arrived from Andrea Tracy-Tucker’s blog.

Don’t forget to click the Next button at the bottom to continue on the hop with Elizabeth Jeanne’s blog.
So let’s jump right in.  Here is the card I created.

Here is the project I created.

It's a cute little mini album to keep pictures or it could even be used as a coupon book.  Here is so more detailed pictures:

Here, you can see I stamped the conversation hearts from Be mine with Watermelon Fusion ink, to create my own pattern paper.

Here I added the arrow border with a simple Paper Clip Element.

I hope I have inspired you to create some "lovely" projects for your loved ones.

Supplies Used:
Stamp: Be Mine
Paper: Watermelon Fusion Cardstock, Cranberry Bliss Cardstock, Whip Cream Cardstock, Party Pop Pattern Paper, Black Licorice Cardstock, Bubble Gum Cardstock
Dies:  Flip Book, Heart-felt, Border Details
Ink: Watermelon Fusion, Cranberry Bliss, Sweet Berry
Silks: Bubble Gum,  Cranberry Bliss, Silver
Accessories: Paper Clip, Journey Color Buttons II Journey Sequins-Special Celebrations, Heart Sparkle Drops, Fun Day Elements, Forever Heart Chips, Summer Fun Chips, Bright Journey Tape,
Ribbon: Watermelon Fusion Satin Ribbon, Black Licorice Twine

Don’t forget to click Next to follow along on the blog.

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Blogger List:
  1. Kim Smith  
  2. Kim Lamos

    Are you a scrapbooker, or a Project Life album maker?  Fun Stampers Journey is having a sale on our albums and supplies.
    Go ahead and click on the above picture and visit my store.  Then click on Shop, then Memory Keeping and Planners.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Snip and Tuck card

Hello crafty friends.  Thanks for stopping by.  Today, I want to share with you a card that is very easy but looks very difficult.
The card base is 4 1/4 x 11 piece of Grape Fusion cardstock.   On the front panel of the card, I attached a layer of Summer Romance Pattern Paper. 

Next, cut a diagonal line from the top corner to the middle of the card base.

Then, do the same cut on the front of the card base from the bottom corner to the middle.

Then, I tucked the two pieces in.  And, there you go.  A Snip and Tuck Card.

Supplies Used:
Stamp: Beautiful Happiness
Paper: Grape Fusion Cardstock, Summer Romance Pattern Paper
Ink: Black Licorice
Accessories: Lemon Grass Thread, Clear Bloom Accent

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Love you Card

Today I have a non-traditional Valentine colors card to share with you.  Valentine's day colors do not always have to be red and pink.  I hope you create a non-traditional card this year also.

Supplies Used:
Stamps: Ampersand Notes
Paper: River Stone Cardstock, Butter Cream Cardstock, Summer Romance Pattern Paper
Ink: Rock Candy
Dies: Butterfly Prints, Doily
Accessories:  Whip Cream Thread, Celebration Button

Monday, January 16, 2017

Beary Best

I love this little bear I am using today.  He is so cute and looks like a teddy bear that would be a great companion to anyone.

Inside I stamped the sentiment is: You're the Beary Best!

Supplies Used:
Stamp: Beary Best
Paper: Beach Breeze Cardstock, Whip Cream Cardstock, Candy Apple Cardstock, Party Pop Pattern Paper
Ink: Black Licorice
Die: Journey Circles
Ribbon: Beach Ball Satin Ribbon
Other: Color Burst Pencils

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Happy Hearts

Today I want share another Valentine's Card I created.  The set I used for this card is not necessarily a Valentine's Day set, but I thought it worked.

Supplies Used:
Stamp: Be Happy
Paper: Watermelon Fusion Cardstock, Bubble Gum Cardstock, Whip Cream Cardstock
Ink: Black Licorice, Candy Apple, Sweet Berry
Die: Border Details
Silk: Cranberry Bliss, Bubble Gum
Other: Black Licorice Twine, Heart Sparkle Drops, Journey Glaze, Journey Sparkle Dust

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Ombre Hearts

Valentine's Day is approaching and I wanted to start working on some cards. 
I love the look of ombre, so I created this card using this technique.

Supplies Used:
Stamp: Be Mine, Be Happy
Paper: Candy Apple Cardstock, Cranberry Bliss Cardstock, Rich Coral Cardstock, Whip Cream Cardstock
Ink: Candy Apple, Cranberry Bliss, Rich Coral, Pomegranate Splash
Accessories:  Fun Day Elements, Gingham Black Licorice Ribbon.

Friday, January 13, 2017

Faith Friday 1/13/17

Today is Friday and that means Faith Friday.
Today I want to share with you a page from my Bible.

I love the picture that is created when you read John 15, about the Father being the Vine.  This is such a great reminder that to be fruitful, you have to stay connected to the Father.  This helps me to remember the importance of daily reading and studying of my Bible.   I hope today's Bible Journaling project encourages you to stay connected as well.
To create the vine, I used some of the leaf stickers from Bible Prints and then drew my own vine with a black pen.   I then drew in my own grapes and colored everything with the Color Burst Pencils.

Supplies Used:
Sticker: Bible Prints
Other: Color Burst Pencils

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Warm Hugs

I loved creating this card.  I hope you enjoy also.

I created the background behind the penguin by placing Beach Breeze ink, direct to paper, on to the acetate and then used a spray bottle of water to spread the color.  I then placed a piece of Whip Cream Cardstock onto the acetate while it was white.    While it was still wet, I sprinkled some Journey Sparkle Cuts on the paper.I hope you try it!

Supplies Used:
Stamp: Jolly Friends, Cozy Wishes
Paper: Whip Cream Cardstock, Pool Play Cardstock
Ink: Beach Breeze, Black Licorice
Silk: Cranberry Bliss, Silver
Other: Color Burst Pencils
Accessories: Journey Sequins-Special Celebrations, Rhinestones, Forever Heart Chips, Journey Sparkle Cuts

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Celebrate Card

Today is great day to celebrate.  Celebrate you ask?  I am celebrating the first Fun Stampers Journey leadership conference that I am on my way to today!
I can't wait to learn lots.  Come back next week for a Leadership recap!
Now, for my card.

Supplies Used:
Stamp: Cake Time
Paper: Buttercream Cardstock, Turbo Teal Cardstock,  Be Amazing Pattern Paper
Ink: Turbo Teal
Silks: Sour Lemon, Turbo Teal, Cosmic Grape
Other: Amazing Accents, Black Licorice Twine

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Live in the Moment

Hello friends!  Thanks for stopping by.
With the new year, I have been thinking about all of the things I want to accomplish this year.  But, on the other hand, I keep thinking about trying to live in each moment and cherish the memories that I am making.  Today's card is about this.  Stop and make sure I am living in the moment, just like a snowman!

It is really hard to see in the picture, but I stamped the smallest snowflake from Snow Burst onto the card base with Pool Play ink.

Supplies Used:
Stamp: Howdy Notes, Snow Burst, Winter Fred
Paper: Whip Cream Cardstock, Pool Play Cardstock
Ink: Black Licorice, Pool Play
Dies: Journey Circles
Other: Color Burst Pencils

Monday, January 9, 2017

Star Birthday

Well, its the start of a new week! Can you believe it?  The second week of the new year.  I hope that you had a fun, successful, productive, etc first week of the year.
Today I want to share with you a very simple birthday card which could be used for anyone in your life.

I hope you will create a card for a loved one for their birthday.

Supplies Used:
Stamp: Cake Time
Paper:  Whip Cream Cardstock, Beach Breeze Cardstock, Candy Apple Cardstock, Lemon Drop Cardstock, Magical Journey Prints
Ink: Candy Apple
Dies: Star-Dom
Other: Black Licorice Twine.

Sunday, January 8, 2017

Can You Case It? # 144

Hello friends.  I am so glad you stopped by.
Today, I want to share my newest creation for the Can You Case It? challenge.  I am in love with this quote and hope it can bring inspiration to you.

Can you tell it is a color challenge.  For the next few weeks, we will be having color challenges, so I hope you will find some time to join us.  This week the color challenge is:

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Supplies Used:
Stamp: Dreams
Paper: Watermelon Fusion Cardstock, Turbo Teal Cardstock, Whip Cream Cardstock
Ink: River Stone
Silks: Cool Pool, Bubble Gum
Other:  Watermelon Fusion Satin Ribbon, Whip Cream Thread, Paper Clip Elements

Saturday, January 7, 2017

Bloom Box for January

Hello weekend!  Saturday is always the day I look forward to each week.  No work and I can be creative!!
Today I want to share with you one of my favorite things about Fun Stampers Journey. 
Have you heard of the Bloom Box?  The Bloom Box is our once a month subscription box that comes to your door ready to be put together.  I think this is such a great kit this month because of all the possibilities.

You can receive this amazing box to your door for 24.95 per month, plus shipping and handling.  What are you waiting for?  Go to the "shop now" button to the right or click here to get started.  Happy Creating.

Friday, January 6, 2017

Faith Friday 1/6/17

Welcome to my blog.  I am glad you stopped by.

Today is Friday and last year I started Faith Friday's but very quickly was not able to continue because of life being busy.  This year, I am going to be better with that.

Today's card is to encourage you to have faith.

One of my goals for this year is to have a little more faith.  Faith is hard.  Faith takes work each and every day.  I saw a graphic on Facebook the other day that said FAITH stands for  Forwarding All Issues To Heaven!  I thought that was a great way to remember to have faith.  I hope that encourages you in your walk.

Supplies Used:
Stamp: Through the Storm
Paper: Cool Pool Cardstock, Black Licorice Cardstock, Summer Romance Pattern Paper
Ink: Black Licorice ink.
Other: River Stone Satin Ribbon, Journey Sequins-Blue Skies.