Saturday, July 21, 2018


Hello Crafty Friends,

I hope you are having a great Saturday so far.  I am vacationing with my family and it is great to get away for a few days.

Today I have another card I created for my July card class using the new In The Tropics stamp set.

I created the background with a piece of RSVP prints and a piece of Butter Cream paper I dry embossed with the Fiddle Leaf Embossing folder, with a thin layer of Limeade Splash ink over the top.

Supplies Used:
Stamp: In the Tropics, Everyday Script
Paper: Sweet Pear Cardstock, Butter Cream Cardstock, RSVP Prints
Ink: Rich Coral, Limeade Splash, Black Licorice
Embossing Folder: Fiddle Leaf
Dies: In the Tropics, Everyday Script, Journey Ovals
Tools: Stapler
Accessories: Special Celebrations-Journey Sequins,  Botanical Tape

Thursday, July 19, 2018


Hello Crafty Friends,

Today is another hot day here in Southern California.  I am spending a lot of time inside and being creative.  Here is a card I created.

I created the "pattern paper" by stamping the Lemon slice multiple times and different ways with Black Licorice ink.  I then stamped the full lemon on Kiwi Slice Cardstock, Whip Cream Cardstock and Lemon Drop Cardstock.  I cut out each piece and paper pieced the lemon back together.
I wrapped the Black Licorice Gingham ribbon and washi tapes around the card before adhering the layer to the card base.
The finishing touch was I added Journey Glaze to the lemon.

Supplies Used:

Stamp: Make Lemonade
Paper: Kiwi Slice Cardstock, Whip Cream Cardstock and Lemon Drop Cardstock
Ink: Black Licorice
Accessories: Journey Twine Licorice Twist, Black Licorice Gingham ribbon , Journey Glaze, Fresh Limeade Journey Tape

Friday, July 13, 2018

7/14/18 Oh Snap Blog Hop

Welcome to the Oh Snap Blog Hop

This is a blog hop featuring projects inspired Cameras, which we all LOVE!
You should have arrived from Connie'sblog,
but if not
 Connie Can Crop is the beginning of this fun filled hop! 

This is a one day blog hop, but you have until Sunday at 10pm to finish hopping and leaving your love for all of these talented crafters.

We have an awesome sponsor for this hop!!


One lucky winner is going to win this adorable set.

What do you need to do to win? Easy... become  a follower of each of the fabulous blogs in this hop and leave each of them a comment letting them know what you like best about their projects.

You will have until 10 pm Sunday to finish the hop and leave your comments on every blog to be eligible to win. 
Winners will be announced on Wednesday 7/18/18 at Connie Can Crop.
Be sure to follow everyone and leave a comment along the way!

So let me share with you the project I have created today.

I had this project in my mind when I heard the theme for this blog hop and I am so glad that it came out exactly how I had envisioned. 

I started out by creating the box with my Fun Stampers Journey Black Licorice Cardstock and my We are Memory Keepers Punch board.

I then decorated the outside of the camera using Playful Prints for the strip of color.  I created the shaker lens with Whip Cream Cardstock, Clear View Sheets and Star-fetti.  The "picture" coming out was made with the Snapshot Frame Die.  I just slit the front of the box and slipped the "picture" into the hole.

 Here is the best part, it is usable.  I created 4 cards with matching envelpes to go inside. 

I hope you are inspired to create your own paper camera.

Supplies Used:
Stamp: Inside and Out
Paper: Black Licorice Cardstock, Whip Cream Cardstock, Pool Play Cardstock, Beach Breeze Cardstock, Clear View Sheets, Playful Prints
Dies: Snapshot Frame Die
Accessories: Star-fetti

Be sure to head over to Shannon's Blog.

Here's our line up in case you get lost along the way.

Wednesday, July 11, 2018


Hello Crafty Friends,

I hope you are doing well.  We are finally on the downward side of our heat wave in So Cal.  It has been unbearably hot here, which makes it hard for me to want to create.  What is your ideal weather to create in?

Today I want to share a masculine card I created for my last class.

To make the chevron at the bottom of the card, I used the chevron die from the Border Details die set and die cut the top layer of Oatmeal Cookie Cardstock, by slipping the layer through the die.  This way, it did not cut it across the bottom, but only cut the chevron.  I then added some pattern paper behind the cut out.

I am loving this truck stamp set.  You will be seeing some more of it in the future.

Supplies Used:
Stamp: Hit the Road
Paper: Oatmeal Cookie Cardstock,  Butter Cream Cardstock, Candy Apple Cardstock
Ink: Black Licorice, Dark Roast, Rock Candy, Beach Breeze
Dies: Border Details
Accessories: Natural Journey Twine, Lemon Sparkle Tape

Monday, July 9, 2018


Hello Crafty Friends,

This week has been a hot one here in Southern California.  We have had the air conditioning on a lot with temperatures up to 115 degrees.  It is insane.
I have to say with the house so cool, I have been getting some projects done, which is good.

Today, I want to share with you the 4th card we created at Convention.   It is using the Cottage Bouquet set again, but with a different color theme.

The flowers were stamped with  Catalina Splash and Denim Days ink onto Whip Cream cardstock and then colored with Catalina Splash and Lemon Drop Liquid Color.

Supplies Used:
Stamps: Cottage Bouquet
Paper: Whip Cream Cardstock, Lemon Grass Cardstock, Good Life Prints
Ink: Black Licorice, Denim Days, Catalina Splash, Lemon Grass
Dies: Cottage Bouquet, Pocket Cuts
Liquid Color: Catalina Splash, Lemon Drop
Accessories: Lemon Grass Satin Ribbon, Journey Natural Thread, Pearls, Journey Glaze

Saturday, July 7, 2018


Hello Crafty Friends,

Today I want to share the third card we created at Convention.  I love this card.  It is colorful and bright.

The flowers were made by using daubers with liquid color and reinkers, making circles on a piece of Whip Cream Cardstock.  We then stamped the flowers over the top and then die cut them out.

Supplies Used:
Stamps: Cottage Bouquet, Many Thanks ATS
Paper: Whip Cream Cardstock, Oatmeal Cookie Cardstock,
Ink: Black Licorice, Rich Coral, Watermelon Fusion, Citrus Cooler, Beach Breeze, Lemon Grass
Liquid Color: Lemon Drop, Cool Pool
Silk: Black Licorice
Dies: Cottage Bouquet
Accessories: Journey Sequins-Special Celebrations, Journey Glaze, Journey Sparkle Cuts

Thursday, July 5, 2018


Hello Crafty Friends,

I hope you had a great and safe 4th of July.  I spent the day crafting, so I was in my happy place.

Today I want to share another card we created at Convention using the Flower Tangle Stamp.

To create the background, we stamped the Flower Tangle three times, once on Rich Coral with Rich Coral ink, once on Citrus Cooler with Tangerine Fusion ink and once on Watermelon Fusion with Rich Coral ink.

The sentiment was stamped first with Black Licorice ink and then stamped again slightly to the right and down with Citrus Cooler ink and then Rich Coral ink on top and Watermelon Fusion ink on the bottom.  I love the effect it makes.

Did you notice the baby envelope?  This is a new die and is proving to be a cute addition.

Supplies Used:
Stamp: Flower Tangle, Color Pop
Paper: Watermelon Fusion Cardstock, Citrus Cooler Cardstock, Rich Coral Cardstock, Whip Cream cardstock, Turbo Teal Cardstock
Silk: Citrus Cooler
Ink: Tangerine Fusion, Rich Coral, Black Licorice, Watermelon Fusion, Citrus Cooler
Dies: Journey Ovals, Baby Envelope, Bunch of Hearts (Bloom Benefit)
Accessories:  Girls Life Sparkle Tape, Sweet Candy Dots

Tuesday, July 3, 2018


Hello Crafty Friends,

Today I want to share with you a card we created at Convention.  I think this one was my favorite because of the colors and the cute little sentiment.

To create the background, we first used liquid color and dabbed it onto the Whip Cream Cardstock with daubers, in the patterns we wanted.  Once that was dry, we stamped the Flower Tangle background over the top with Beach Breeze Ink Pad.

Supplies Used:
Stamp: Flower Tangle, Color Pop
Paper: Black Licorice Cardstock, Whip Cream Cardstock Cardstock, Mirror Silver
Ink: Black Licorice, Beach Breeze
Liquid Color: Sweet Pear, Cool Pool, Banana Cream
Accessories: Whip Cream Thread, Button Up, Journey Glaze

Sunday, July 1, 2018


Hello Crafty Friends,

Today is the day!  Today is the day the new Fun Stampers Journey 18-19 Inspiration Book and Catalog goes live.  I can't wait to share it with you.

Doesn't the cover look pretty?  It is full of great products and colors.  It just makes you want to open it up and see what is inside.

Inside you will find:
  • 22 new stamp sets
  • 21 new stamp and die sets
  • 7 new background stamps
  • 21 new dies
  • 4 new stencils
  • 37 new ATS (Artist Trading Stamps) 
  • 3 new ATS dies
  • 7 new embossing folders
  • 2 new embossing powders
  • 21 new accessories
  • 5 new tools
  • 8 new bags and boxes
  • 6 new ink colors
  • 6 new cardstock colors
  • 3 new washi tape sets
  • 5 new ribbons
  • 3 new threads and twines
  • 6 new pattern paper sets
  • 3 new liquid colors
  • 2 new PanPastels
  • 2 new silks
  • 2 new Color Splashes
  • 2 new planners
  • 1 new Mini Platinum
Not only that, there are over 550 ideas to look at, get inspiration from or just to make your own. 
Do you want to see it?  Here is the link to the online version.    If you want a copy of your own, please contact me at

To introduce the catalog to my customers in my local area, I had a catalog reveal party.  I had all the new products that I purchased at convention out on display and they were able to make a card.  Here is the card we created:

I hope you enjoy looking through the wonderful products we have to offer and then give me a call or send me an email to place your order.

Supplies Used:
Stamp: In the Tropics, Everyday Script
Paper: Watermelon Fusion Cardstock, Whip Cream Cardstock, Colorful Journey Prints
Ink: Limeade Splash, Kiwi Slice, Watermelon Fusion, Lemon Drop, Black Licorice
Dies: In the Tropics, Everyday Script
Accessories: Botanical Tape, Fashion Silver