Sunday, December 21, 2014

Ornaments Christmas Card #2

Christmas is my favorite time of year!  I love the colors, the lights, and the Christmas tree.  Even though I don't put up a big tree, I always like to hang special ornaments each year.
This card reminds me of the ornaments that hang on my tree.
The supplies I used are all from Fun Stampers Journey:
CS-0007 Candy Apple Cardstock
CS-0040 Whip Cream Cardstock
PP-0005 Festive Christmas Paper Pack
IP-0050 Dark Roast Ink Pad
IP-0017 Candy Apple Ink Pad
AC-0002 Journey Glaze 
AC-0013 Journey Sparkle Dust
AC-0084 or AC-0098 Journey Foam Squares

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Ornaments Christmas Card

Today's card was actually featured on our company Facebook page.  Yeah me!  This is a fun shaker card.  If you have never made a shaker card, I want to encourage you to try it.  They are a lot of fun and you can be surprised at all the things you can make with a shaker card.  
Supplies needed:
PP-0005 Festive Pattern Cardstock
SS-0143 Ornament Party Stamp Set
IP-0049 Cranberry Bliss Ink Pad
AC-0005 Journey Twine- Natural
CS-0011 Fresh Forest Cardstock
CS-0006 Butter Cream Cardstock
AC-0002 Journey Glaze
AC-0013 Journey Sparkle Dust
AC-0070 Confetti Sparkle Elements-Candy Apple
AC-0084 or AC-0098 Journey Foam Squares
All supplies, except the Acetate, can be purchased at

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Stockings hung....Christmas Card

Today I have another Christmas Card to share.
Supplies Needed:
SS-0023 Christmas Melody Stamp Set
PP-0005 Festive Pattern Paper
CS-0040 Whipcream Cardstock
CS-0023 Oatmeal Cookie Cardstock
IP-0049 Cranberry Bliss Ink Pad
IP-0013 Fresh Forest Ink Pad
AC-0005 Journey Twine-Natural
DI-0039 Journey Circles Die Set
AC-0002 Journey Glaze
AC-0013 Journey Sparkle Dust

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Mistletoe Christmas Card

I have a quick and easy Christmas Card for you.  With two die cuts some ribbon and some pattern paper, this card comes together very quickly.  I made this card because it reminded me of some Boy Scouts that were doing a fundraiser by selling mistletoe this past weekend.  I didn't buy any from them, but I made this card in honor of them.   Do you have mistletoe hanging in your house?
Supplies used:
PP-0005 Festive Pattern Paper
CS-0040 Whip cream Cardstock
CS-0011 Fresh Forest Cardstock
CS-0007 Candy Apple Cardstock
AC-0096 Black Gingham Ribbon
IP-0013 Fresh Forest Ink Pad
AC-0002 Journey Glaze
All supplies can be ordered at

Friday, December 5, 2014

December Doll Tag

I'm back today with another tag I made for a secret friend using a Julie Nutting doll.  When I think of Christmas, I think of Christmas Trees, glitter and dressing up for parties and church.  This tag includes all these items.  I used red Stickles on the Christmas Tree garland and her shoes.  I used Journey Glaze from Fun Stampers Journey on the ornaments on the tree and the polka dots on her dress.  Enjoy!

Monday, December 1, 2014

Angel Wings Thank You

Today I want to share a very special thank you I made for some very special people.
My mom had another knee replacement surgery on November 14th.  After the crazy experience we had with the first knee at rehab, we were not sure what would happen this time.  Let me just say that this time was not like the last.  My mom was taken care of very well and with dignity.  She was so much happier and it showed when I went to visit.
As a thank you to the people at the rehab center, I made them each pair of angel wings with a special note on the back.  
I used gold shimmer paper and embossed with a lacey embossing folder.  I then distressed the outsides of the pieces with Hazelnut Blend Ink from Fun Stampers Journey.  After I had assembled the whole thing, I used a mixture of Journey Glaze and water and sprayed the whole top and sprinkled glitter over it.  These were fun to make and the employees loved them. I even made one cry.  It makes my heart leap with joy when I can share my passion for paper.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Winter Season Pocket Card

This was a pocket card I did for a class.  I love the way it came out.
Supplies Needed:
SS-0091 Winter Season Stamp Set
CS-0011 Fresh Forest Cardstock
IP-0013 Fresh Forest Ink Pad
CS-0040 Whipcream Cardstock
CS-0007 Candy Apple Cardstock
AC-0002 Journey Glaze
AC-0023 Cut Rhinestones
AC-0013 Journey Sparkle Dust
IP-0041 Black Licorice Ink Pad
AC-0027 Heart and Star Wooden Buttons
AC-0004 Journey Twine-Black
All supplies can be purchased at
Supplies used that are not FSJ products:
Lacey Embossing Folder
Christmas Plaid Ribbon

Friday, November 21, 2014

Let it Snow! Christmas Card

I love snow!  I think it is so pretty when it blankets the Earth.  I would love to wake up in this cabin and play in the snow all day.  Isn't God awesome?!

Supplies Needed:
SS-0093 Winter Wonderland Stamp Set
CS-0011 Fresh Forest Cardstock
IP-0013 Fresh Forest Ink Oad
CS-0006 Buttercream Cardstock
CS-0091 Dark Roast Cardstock
IP-0050 Dark Roast Ink Pad
AC-0013 Journey Sparkle Dust
AC-0002 Journey Glaze
AC-0005 Journey Twine-Natural
AC-0034 Metal Buttons

Monday, November 17, 2014

Tree Christmas Card #2

I have another Christmas Tree card for you today.  I love this Christmas Tree stamp.  Here is a very simple card, but very elegant.
Supplies needed:
CS-0027 Pomegranate Splash Cardstock
CS-0006 Buttercream Cardstock
CS-0011 Fresh Forest Cardstock
IP-0013 Fresh Forest Ink Pad
AC-0002 Journey Glaze
AC-0013 Journey Sparkle Dust
AC-0005 Journey Twine-Natural
All supplies can be purchased at
Gold Star Brad, Red Jelly Belly stones and Burgandy Ribbon (not FSJ products)

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Tree Christmas Card

I have been wanting to play with our new die cut, Snapshot Frames Die Template and today I did.  I love the the way the frame brings focus to the Christmas tree.  Enjoy! 
Supplies needed:
CS-0007 Candy Apple Cardstock
CS-0040 Whipcream Cardstock
IP-0013 Fresh Forest Ink Pad
SS-0091 Winter Season Stamp Set
CS-0011 Fresh Forest Cardstock
PP-0005 Festive Pattern Paper
AC-0002 Journey Glaze
AC-0013 Journey Sparkle Dust
AC-0070 Confetti Sparkle Elements- Candy Apple
AC-0023 Cut Rhinestones
AC-0027 Heart and Star Wooden Buttons
Red ribbon
All supplies, except the red ribbon, can be purchased at

Friday, November 7, 2014

Blitzen Christmas Card

It's that time again.  To start making Christmas cards.  I love Christmas and everything that comes with it.  I am going to get started with with my card making with this one.  I love this Blitzen Stamp from Fun Stampers Journey.  I love his little stocking feet and his whimsical antlers.  Enjoy.
Supplies Needed:
AT-0024 Blitzen ATS
CS-0006 Buttercream Cardstock
PP-0005 Festive Pattern Paper
CS-0091 Dark Roast Cardstock
IP-0050 Dark Roast Ink Pad
AC-0027 Heart and Star Wooden Buttons
AC-0005 Journey Twine-Natural
AC-0002 Journey Glaze
All supplies can be purchased at
Supplies not Fun Stampers Journey:
Red Jelly Belly Stones
Red glitter

Monday, November 3, 2014

Joy Vertical Banner or Door Hanger

This past weekend, I did an event with 5 other coaches in Apple Valley and this was the cute door hanger project I designed.  This is a very lightweight and festive project, that will greet your guest at your door.
Supplies Needed:
SS-0091 Winter Season Stamp Set
CS-0011 Fresh Forest Cardstock
IP-0013 Fresh Forest Ink Pad
CS-0090 Cranberry Bliss Cardstock
IP-0049 Cranberry Bliss Ink Pad
CS-0040 Whipcream Cardstock
AC-0002 Journey Glaze
AC-0013 Journey Sparkle Dust
DI-0039 Journey Circles Die Set
DI-0049 Create a Bow Die Template
AC-0023 Cut Rhinestones
Red Paper Flowers
All supplies, except for the red flowers, can be purchased at

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

November Doll Tag

Today's post is another tag that I made for a friend in my secret friend event in ScrappinLadyz.  This tag was fun to make.  I knew I wanted to make the Julie Nutting doll into a scarecrow for November, because when I think of November, I think of the first Thanksgiving.  This also reminds me of farming, growing vegetables and the Indians teaching the Pilgrims how to farm.  I also think of all the blessings in my life in the month of November.
I used the Fun Stampers stamp set "Give Thanks" SS-0041 for the leaves at the bottom.  I also tried my hand at Copic coloring the pumpkin.  This tag screams harvest.  I hope she likes it.

Saturday, October 25, 2014

October Doll Tag

Today, I want to share with you a tag I made for a friend.  I am participating in a secret friend event in my  ScrappinLadyz group and we are encouraged to only make things for our secret friend's this time around.  I decided early on that I would make a Julie Nutting doll tag for each month. My friend loves steampunk, so I created this steampunk Halloween doll tag for her.  Enjoy!

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Birthday Banner

I have another banner to share with you today.  This banner was for a friend's son who was having a gamer birthday banner.  My only requirements were to make sure it had boy colors on it.  I like the way my friend hung it from her curtain rod at the different levels.  Enjoy!

Friday, October 17, 2014

Breast Cancer ATC Swap

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month.  In my ATC swap group, our host decided to have us make ATC's that bring awareness to this terrible type of cancer, that is effecting so many people in our groups of friends.  Here is the card I made for the swap.
Ladies, please make sure that you are taking the necessary precautions to prevent this disease in your own life.  Enjoy!

Supplies I used from Fun Stampers Journey were:
Whip Cream card stock CS-0040 (8 1/2 x 11) or CS-0042 (12 x 12)
Bubble Gum True Color Fusion Ink Pad IP-0058
Journey Glaze AD-0002 (2oz.) or AD-0003
Journey Sparkle Dust (AD-0013)
You can order at

Thank you!

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Christmas Candy Dispenser

Today's post is a project I am pretty proud of.  This is a project that had pinned on Pinterest almost two years ago.  I have wanted to make this, but never found the time.  Today was that time.
I don't remember where I found the template, sorry!  I can't wait to fill this up with M & M's and put it on my desk during the holidays.  Enjoy!

Supplies used from Fun Stampers Journey:
Fresh Forest Cardstock (CS-0011 8 1/2 x 11 or CS-0079 12 x 12)
Oatmeal Cookie Cardstock (CS-0023 8 1/2 x 11 or CS-0078 12 x12)
Butter Cream Cardstock (CS-0006 8 1/2 x 11 or CS-0083 12 x 12)
Festive Patterns Paper (PP-0005)
Christmas Tags ATS (AT-0114)
Cranberry Bliss True Color Fusion Ink Pad (IP-0049)
Oatmeal Cookie True Color Fusion Ink Pad ( IP-0011)
Journey Glaze ( AD-0002 for 2oz. or AD-0003 for 4oz.)
Journey Sparkle Dust (AC-0013)

Friday, October 10, 2014

Baseball Banner

Today I have another banner to share with you.  This was a fun project.  I cut out the white circles for behind the letters and then with a red marker, I drew in the baseball stitch lines.  The baseball players at each end of the banner were cut with the "Create a Friend" Cricut cartridge.

I finished it off, by tying the pieces together with baseball ribbon.  He just loved his banner!  Enjoy!

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Apple Week Banner

Today I want to share with you a banner I made for a dear friend that every year, goes to Bakersfield to pick apples with her daughter and family.  We had been out shopping at our local scrapbook shop one day and she saw a banner just like this one.  She asked me if I could make one like it and I said yes.  After we found the apple paper she liked, I cut the apples with the Accu-cut die and Red card stock.  To make the banner hang well and be more durable, I always put a piece of chipboard between the pieces of card stock.
I ended up having to cut the red pieces for the letters because the Cricut cartridge that I used for the font would not cut the right proportion.
In the end, she loved it and that is all that matters!  Enjoy!

Friday, October 3, 2014

Altered Bottle Swap

A project I was a little nervous to do was a bottle for an altered bottle swap I participated in.  I did a little research online and I was ready to go.
The first step was to clean the bottle and make sure that it was good and dry.  For this project I used a Frappuccino bottle from Starbucks.  I liked the shape of the bottle and thought it would make a great vase.
Next, I covered the bottle with pieces of masking tape.   After making sure the bottle was good and covered, I took the Hazelnut Blend stamp pad from Fun Stampers Journey, directly to the bottle and covered the bottle with the ink.  Here is what it looked like after this step:
 Adding some Prima flowers, resin pieces, ribbon, Fun Stampers Journey, Journey Twine and some love and my altered bottle was finished.  Here is the finished project.   Enjoy!  I know the person that received it was very happy!

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Halloween Treat Holder for Grand Event

A fun project to create was my Halloween treat holder.  I was to use a die that we sell, creatively.  I used the pocket die (DI-0003) in Rock Candy Cardstock (CS-0031).  I then trimmed one side of the die to match the other side, and folded it into a triangle shape.  I then made a bottom and attached it to the bottom.  Tada!  A tombstone treat holder!  Enjoy!
Other Supplies:
Cardstock: Butter Cream (CS-0006)
Ink: Black Licorice (IP-0041)
Journey Glaze (AD-0002 or AD-0003), Journey Sparkle Dust (AC-0013)
Copic Marker-orange

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Thanksgiving Trade for Grand Event

Today, I am sharing another trade I did for our Grand Event.  For this pocket card, I tried something new.  Using our Doily Blooms stamp (SS-0031), I created the pumpkin at the bottom of the card.  I stamped the second biggest doily in Tangerine Fusion (IP-0005), three times.  I then cut out the middle part of the doilies.  Using different doily, I stamped in Lemon Grass ink (IP-0022), I cut one of the "petals" out to be used as the leaf.  A piece of Hazelnut Blend Cardstock (CS-0013), rolled up, is the stem.  Enjoy!
The other supplies I used were:
Cardstock: Oatmeal Cookie (CS-0023), Butter Cream (CS-0006)
Ink: Oatmeal Cookie (IP-0011), Orange Creamsicle (IP-0015), Hazelnut Blend (IP-0012)
Stamp Set: Give Thanks (SS-0041)
Journey Twine (AC-0005), Journey Glaze (AD-0003 or AD-0002), Journey Sparkle Dust (AC-0013)

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Masculine Card for the Grand Event

This was probably my most favorite trade to create.  The requirements were to make a masculine card using a technique.  When asked to use a technique, I always try a new technique.  The technique I used on this card was faux canvas on the image pieces.
Using Journey Glaze, scribble a little glaze on the piece of paper.  Then take a toothbrush and brush it across the whole piece, going in one direction.  Repeat this process, going in the perpendicular direction.  That's how easy it is.  The toothbrush puts the strokes of a canvas and makes a great look.  Enjoy!

Cardstock: Blue Lagoon (CS-0004), Hazelnut Blend (CS-0013), Lemon Grass (CS-0019) and Butter Cream (CS-0006).
Ink: Blue Lagoon (IP-0002), Hazelnut Blend (IP-0012) and Black Licorice (IP-0041)
Journey Twine (AC-0005)

Sunday, September 21, 2014

FooFoo Card trade for Grand Event

When I think of FooFoo I think of lots go girly colors with lots of fibers and details.  My card for another trade at the Grand Event for Fun Stampers Journey was no exceptions.
Here is what I used to make this beautiful card.  I used Whip Cream (CS-0040) cardstock for the base of the card and the top layer.  The next layers were made with Pretty Amethyst (CS-0028) and Beach Breeze (CS-0001) cardstock.  I used the Script Background stamp (SS-0069) for the top layer, stamped in Pretty Amethyst ink (IP-0018).  The tea cup and tea pot are from the Tea Time set (SS-0080) and stamped in Black Licorice ink (IP-0041).  I colored the images with colored pencils and then added Journey Glaze (AD-0003 or AD-0002) and Journey Sparkle Dust (AC-0013).  Adding a doily, ribbon, lace and some flowers and the card is a FooFoo card for a beautiful friend!  Enjoy!

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Christmas Pocket Card Trade from the Grand Event

Today I want to share another trade I did for our Fun Stampers Journey Grand Event.  The trade was a Christmas pocket card.  I used the pocket die (DI-0003) in Fresh Forest (CS-0011).  I then cut cards to fit into the pockets out of Pomegranate Splash (CS-0027) and Buttercream (CS-0006) paper.  The holly and berries at the top and the candle centerpiece are from the Christmas Melody (SS-0023) and are stamped in Fresh Forest ink (IP-0013).  The words "Merry Christmas" are from Many Wishes (SS-0057).  Adding some coloring with my copics,  glitter paper, holly pattern paper, Journey Glaze and a glitter red tulle bow and the card is complete.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Grand Event recap

Last weekend was the Grand Event for Fun Stampers Journey!  Wow is all I can say.  There was lots of demos, learning, laughs, friendships made and fun!  My mind is still swimming with the information I received and the ideas that were given.
One of the many highlights from the event was the trades.  I participated in all of the trades.  My favorite trade was the Gift Tag trade.  I had fun making my trade and got lots of great comments.  Here is what my trade was:
I used Whip Cream, Watermelon Fusion and Sweet Berry card stock from Fun Stampers Journey.  I cut  1 inch strips from each of the colors.  I then stapled the three stripes together to make the petals.  I then used large glue dots on a small circle of paper to put the flower together.  A banner and some flowers finished it off.  Enjoy!

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Book Club Bookmark

I am a part of a great group of book club ladies.  We meet each month, or every other month to discuss a book that one of the members has chosen.  This month was mom's choice and we read "The Light Between Ocrans" by M.L. Stedman.  She asked me to make some bookmarks as a small gift to give to the ladies.  I chose to do a corner bookmark.

The base of the bookmark is a 3 inch corner of an envelope.  I then added some patterned paper on top, after I distressed the edges.  I used the sailboat from the stamp set "Lifesaver" from Fun Stampers Journey.  Enjoy!

Another Copic Class!

I have to share a new coloring project I did.  My friend, Nikki Turnour at Nikki's Creative Nook, taught another wonderful Copic class last Saturday.  When I first saw the card, I thought there was no way I could do that.  I am happy to announce, that I was able to do it and I am amazed!  It came out really good too.  The stamp is from La La Land, one of my favorite stamps for coloring.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Santa Clara Scrapbook Expo

Wow, what a weekend I had this past weekend.  I got to travel with the Journey Crew to the Santa Clara Scrapbook Expo.  What a great experience.  My job for the weekend was to teach a make and take featuring Richard Garay's Celebrations Line from Spellbinders.  Here is what the make it take was.
The crafters that stopped by were so impressed by the make and take, that when the weekend was over I had more than 60 people visit my table.  I had so much fun teaching this make and take.  I also got to meet some really neat people.
I noticed that there were a lot of kids with their families visiting and many of them stopped at my table.  Even kids like to craft!  This little girl named Mia was such a cutie.  She did such a good job with little to no help from her mom or me.
These two ladies were a joy to meet.  They are mute, but we were able to communicate pretty well.  They were so funny also!  One of the ladies asked Rose for a favor and when Rose came through, she was so appreciative.  She was all smiles.
It amazes me the amount of work it takes to set up each and every show.  Here is the before.
And in only a few hours, it looks like this.
It was an amazing weekend full of hard work, great fellowship, and great opportunities to meet new people and share my passion for papercrafting.  If you would like more information on Richard's product go to or Enjoy!

Monday, August 4, 2014

ATC trade for August

This month's theme for my ATC group was vintage.  I had fun creating this ATC using the Fun Stampers Journey stamp set, Bombshell.  
I really like the way it turned out.  Enjoy!

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Mini Album with Frank Garcia

This past weekend I was given the greatest opportunity to take a class with the amazing designer Frank Garcia from Prima!  I am amazed by the book I was bake to accomplish.  Let me share with you the process.

When I sat down at my area, I was greeted by a big brown paper bag.  This is all the goodies that were inside.  Lots of great paper, flowers, ATC cards, Journaling cards, metal findings, etc.  The paper is from Frank's new line called Cartographer.  
Next, using chipboard and kraft paper we constructed the book itself.
Then the magic began.

And the finished product!

I loved the final project.  I learned a lot and had fun creating this amazing mini album.  Thank you Frank for the great class and sharing your talent with our group!

Friday, July 25, 2014

July Kit of the Month Card #3

Oh today's card is so cute.  You are going to love it!
I love the little owl with the heart on his belly!  These two owls look like friends and they are saying hello to another friend!  I love it!  A few details:  The bottom Blue Lagoon piece is crimped.  The flower is inked with two colors to give the stem and the flower two different colors.  Lastly, I sponged the top of the white piece with Beach Breeze ink to give the idea of a sky!  Enjoy!

Monday, July 21, 2014

July Kit of the Month #2

Today I want to share another beautiful card made with the Fun Stampers Journey card from the July Kit of the Month.
I love the cute flowers.  It is so easy to make the flowers now that we sell a die that cuts 16 out at one time.  So cool.  Now I don't have to punch out each flower.  Interested in getting your own die, visit my replicated site at Enjoy!

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

July Kit of the Month Card #1

Its a new month which means a new kit of the month by Fun Stampers Journey!  I am in love with this set.  It is all about owls.  Here is the first card.
I love the three owls together.  They look like a cute little owl family.  As always, if you want to get your own set of this cute owl, you can find them at my replicated site at   Go check it out!  Till next time.....