Wednesday, August 15, 2018

August 2018 FSJ Bloom Box

Aren’t these cards pretty? These are the four cards you get in the August Bloom Box from Fun Stampers Journey.  

The Bloom Box is a kit. It includes all the products and embellishments to make these 4 cards and you also get a full sized stamp set. Plus a full color instruction booklet describing how each card is made. 

You can buy this kit for $29.95 or become a subscriber for 6 months and receive your monthly kits for a discounted $24.95. If that’s not Happy Mail I don’t know what is.

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Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Homemade Card Without Using Stamps

So...I have said before that I LOVE dies.  Well, here is a card that is made with pretty much nothing but die cuts. 
 I posted this FaceBook Live video so you can see how I put this card together.  Super, super simple.

1. You can see I've cut out my Leaf Pattern Die out of Brush Gold Cardstock and popped it up (using foam squares) onto a Raspberry Berry card base.
2. Adhere a 4 1/4" x 1 3/8" strip of Raspberry Berry Cardstock to the card about 1 1/2" from the bottom using Easy Glide Tape Runner.
3. Using Foam Squares, pop op the letters J O and Y (Online Bet Die Set) on the right side of the red strip.  Cut a Velun oval from Journey Ovals Die Set. Pop up Mary, Joseph and the manger onto the oval and affix to red strip.  
$. Embellish with Fashiom Gold dots

See how simple the is?  And too pretty to throw away.

I'd love to see a card you've created from just dies.

 Product List
platinum+6 Die Cutting Machine

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Monday, August 6, 2018

Fun Stampers Journey Matted Watercolor Card

HI GUYS!  Thanks so much for stopping by.

I wanted to share this clean and simple card. It’s actually very easy to make.
When I was creating this card I wanted to make something that mimicked the look of a matted photograph.

Watch tutorial here:

Let’s start with the background.

Start with a piece of COLOR SPLASH WATERCOLOR SHEETS cut to 3 7/8” x 5 1/8”. This isn’t a size I regularly use, but it worked perfectly for this.

Tape your COLOR SPLASH WATERCOLOR SHEET onto a board (I am using a piece of foam board).  This will ensure that your paper will lay flat when it dries.

Drop small amounts of Fun Stampers Journey LIQUID COLORS (I’m using LEMON DROP, LOVELY BLUE, CATALINA SPLASH and LIMEADE SPLASH) onto a waterproof surface or BLOOM PALLET. (I am using a piece of WHIP CREAM CARDSTOCK that I have laminated.).  Add a little water to thin the color a bit.

MIST or brush the paper with water making sure not to leave behind any dry spots. (Paper should be shiny. 
Drop colors onto the wet paper using a PAINTBRUSH or a BLENDING BRUSH. Make sure the paper is wet enough that the paint spreads and moves. It’s best to start with your lightest colors first.  Keep in mind the look you want for your background-sun, sky, trees. 
Keep adding in drops of color until you get the look you want. Spray your paper with more water if the paint isn’t spreading. Your background will be a little lighter when it’s dry so make sure you’ve got things nice and vibrant.  Let your paper dry COMPLETELY!!!
Next we’ll make the photo mat. 

Start with 4 or 5 pieces of WHIP CREAM CARDSTOCK cut to 3 7/8” x 5 1/8". Use the 3" circle from the JOURNEY CIRCLES DIE SET to cut a “frame” out of each piece. Line the die up so it is even on the right and left sides and the top (1/2"). It's very important that the pieces are exactly the same. Use the first cut piece as a stencil and trace the circle onto the other pieces, then line your die up with that circle. ( I show how to do this in the video).
Emboss one of your frames using the PETALS WALL EMBOSSING FOLDER
Layer the frame pieces by gluing them together one on top of another using JOURNEY CRAFT GLUE. Use your embossed layer for the top.
 Now you have your photo mat!!!
Cut 2 branches from the POPPY BUD DIE SET (you can get this for free with a $75 purchase) and layer them by gluing them on top of each other, just like you did the frames.
Glue your photo mat to your watercolored background and then adhere that onto a 4" x 5 1/4" piece of CATALINA SPLASH CARDSTOCK. Adhere your branch to the background butting it up against the edge of your circle.
Attach SWEET BLOOMS to the branch with JOURNEY CRAFT GLUE.
Stamp "Just Because" from the EVERYDAY SCRIPT STAMP SET. Use a DIE or fussy cut the image and attach to the front of the card under the circle using SMALL FOAM SQUARES.
Splatter your card with SPARKLE SILK and add some FASHION SILVER drops to finish.  Attach to a card base made from a 5 1/2": x 4 1/4" piece of WHIP CREAM CARDSTOCK folded in half.

That's it!!  Now you just need to decide who to give this pretty card to.

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Products used :

Monday, July 30, 2018

Fun Stampers Journey 2018-2019 Inspiration book and Catalog Look-thru

Well, It's here and it's FABULOUS!!! The NEW Fun Stampers Journey (FSJ) Inspiration Book and Catalog is my new favorite thing!!! 
They are not kidding when they say inspiration because there are a TON of beautiful projects in this baby to spark your creativity.  
Click HERE if you want to get your own catalog, but you can get it FREE from me if you make a $50 order on my website  .  You will love all the amazing products in this gorgeous book. 329 pages guys!

I did a FACEBOOK live video where I go through every page. I'm not going to win any production awards for this one, but I think you'll enjoy looking through the book with me.
In the meantime...I'll be making some fun projects to share with you later.

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Friday, July 13, 2018

July Bloom Box-This is a popular one.

Joining Bloom Box is the easiest way to create gorgeous cards with brand-new products and share your papercrafting passion!

Each month enjoy an exclusive red rubber stamp set, pre-cut elements, coordinating embellishments and step-by-step instructions. Create 4 eye-catching, unique greeting cards using the supplies we've provided. Just add your inks and a few tools, and you're ready to go.

Share your creations with friends and family, give a set as a gift, or keep in your personal inspiration library. Better yet, use it to host your own crafting party!

Get your Bloom Box with our 6-month subscription service for $24.95/month. We now have an Ala Carte option as well to purchase the current month only, while supplies last, for $29.95. Ala Carte purchases are not guaranteed as supplies are limited.

Want to make sure you have receive your exclusive stamp set and kit every month? Start your 6-month subscription now! 
By purchasing Bloom Box, you are agreeing to a six-month subscription service whereby you will receive the initial kit at the time of purchase, and then one kit each month for the next five months. Ongoing kits will be mailed and charged on or around the 5th day of each month. Each kit costs $24.95 plus tax and shipping. *Note: at the end of your 6-month term your subscription will automatically renew unless you notify us otherwise. Please email to cancel or call 1-844-529-0496.
July's kit make's these 4 cards

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Monday, May 28, 2018

Banners and Bows Bundle Video 1-Gift Card Holder

This Gift card Sleeve Die is SO dang cute!!!  I was so happy with the way it turned out on this card.
I have a video showing how this card was made.  It's a pretty easy one.

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Gift Card Sleeve Die-
Sunday Adventure Printed Paper-,3444.aspx
Black Licorice Cardstock-,1245.aspx
Lemon Grass Cardstock-,1257.aspx
Vintage Burst-,2861.aspx
Black & White Buttons-,887.aspx
Journey Craft Glue-,982.aspx
Celebration Script Stamp Set-,3341.aspx
Black Licorice True Color Fusion Ink Pad-,1614.aspx
Black Licorice Silk-,3323.aspx
Glue Dots-,978.aspx
Journey Crease Tool-,2302.aspx
Journey Twine Licorice Twist-,966.aspx

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French Stripes and Flowers

I made this birthday birthday card for my little granddaughter who just turned 5.  She is my little crafting buddy.  She absolutely loves anything crafty or artsy which means we can always find something fun to do together.
Watch how I made this card Here:

Here are the supplies I used: My order website is
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Thursday, April 12, 2018

April Bloom Box card kit

You still have a chance to get this beautiful stamp set and 4 card kits with complete color instructions. (If you’re local we can do them together.)

Sign up for a 6 month subscription and get a discount plus a free Spring into Summer mini catalog free from me.

6 mo subscription 24.95 per month
1 kit 29.95

This is HAPPY MAIL! I get so excited to find this on my doorstep each month!

Sign up here:

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Sunday, February 25, 2018

Black Forest Cheesecake-Happy birthday to me!

I celebrated my birthday this weekend. By 8 a.m. that day, everyone was at work or school and I had the house to myself. YAAAY! I spent the morning in my craft room wearing my pajamas and listening to the carpenters. Yes, that’s right. I am a complete nerd.  It was heaven! 

That evening when everyone was home we brought home takeout food and had this Black forest cheesecake. —My present to myself!

 Every year on my birthday I make my own cake. It’s usually cheesecake (my favorite) and it’s usually a new recipe.  My mom used to make whatever cake we wanted on our birthdays and when I was a teenager black forest cake became my favorite. I would request it every year.

 I just love chocolate with fruit and cherries are my very favorite.  My mom passed away a few years ago. I have been missing her so much lately and this year I decided to make myself a Black Forest Cheesecake in celebration of my mom and birthdays past. She would have loved this recipe

There are all kinds of cheesecake from refrigerated to baked, smooth and creamy to almost cake like. I prefer the latter! To me, the texture matters just as much is the taste and I like my cheesecake dense and cake like. Sometimes I hesitate to order cheesecake in a restaurant because if it comes back to smooth and creamy I’m disappointed. So when you make a cheesecake recipe from me you can pretty much count on it being that wonderful, rich, decadent, texture

If you’ve never made cheesecake please don’t be intimidated. It’s easy! I promise! Sometimes when I see a recipe and it uses a piece of equipment or an ingredient I’m not used to, I scrap the whole idea because I don’t want it to be difficult, but I promise you- a springform pan is what makes cheesecake easy, not the other way around. Trust me on this one.

Here’s the recipe:                          [Print]

Black Forest Cheesecake

1 10 ounce package of Oreo Thins-crushed (reserve a few to decorate top)
1 tablespoon sugar
1/4 cup butter, melted
10 oz of Ghiradelli semi-sweet chocolate
4 (8 ounce) packages of cream cheese, room temperature
1 1/3 cups of sugar
1/4 cup of unsweetened cocoa powder
4 large eggs
1 cup heavy whipping cream
9 ounces semi-sweet chocolate chips
Cherry pie filling
Whipped cream or your favorite whipped topping. (I used Cool Whip)
Chocolate curls

For crust:
Preheat oven to 350°
Combine cookie crumbs, sugar and melted butter in mixer and mix until combined. Press mixture evenly on to bottom of 9 inch spring form pan. Bake for five minutes. Let cool while preparing filling.
For filling:
Using glass bowl, melt chocolate in microwave. Start with one minute, stir,  and heat at 30 second increments until you can melt remaining chocolate pieces by stirring. Let chocolate cool until luke warm, but still pourable. Blend cream cheese, sugar, and cocoa powder in mixer until smooth. Blend in eggs one at a time. Add lukewarm chocolate. Pour filling over crust; bake for 1 hour.  Turn of oven and leave cake in oven for one additional hour.
For ganache:
Heat cream in microwave using a glass (or microwave safe) bowl until it starts to bubble. Add chocolate chip slowly while stirring. Mix until chocolate is melted. Let mixture cool slightly and then pour it over the top of your cheesecake, letting a little spill over the edges.
Top with cherry pie filling. (I used one small can, but I always buy an extra one for those who want more. – That would be me!)  Add several dollops of whipped cream to top. Place an Oreo cookie in each dollop vertically. Make chocolate curls or chocolate pieces to decorate center of cheesecake.

PS: As much as I love cherries and chocolate together, would you believe I’ve never had a good quality cherry chocolate? All I have had are the cheap “Walmart“ cherry chocolates. I do like them, but I I don’t love them and I would really like to try a better version.  If you know of a place I can get some please let me know. We will be friends forever!
Come on by and grab a slice of this cheesecake. I need this thing out of my house so that I can go back to my keto diet. Haha

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Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Be Mine Valentine's Day Card

Do you need a Valentine's Day card for your hubby or Boyfriend? I've got the perfect idea.  Make this card with me!!!

Products used for this project

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Story Book Occasions Stamp Set-,3339.aspx
Journey Gel Press-,3052.aspx
Liquid Color-Banana Cream-,3015.aspx
Cool Pool Liquid Color-,3320.aspx
Rich Coral Liquid Color-,3025.aspx
Lovely Blue Liquid Color-,3022.aspx
River Stone Liquid Color-,3026.aspx
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Rich Coral  8.5x11 cardstock-,1306.aspx
Whip Cream- 8.5x11 cardstock-,1270.aspx
Journey Twine Natural-,821.aspx
Red Deco Strips-,2403.aspx

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I finally found the PERFECT PLANNER!-Let me show you.

It's been the a daunting journey.  Trying to find the perfect planner has spanned several years and I am so happy to have finally found the planner that is fashionable, customizable and well, perfect!  
Watch this video where I show you why I love my new planner.

Products used in video are listed below.

Journey Days A5 Planner

A5 Mark Your Days 12 month Calendar (fill in the month, Days etc yourself)-,3326.aspx
Receipt Pocket Die (made for the smaller Personal Planner, but I use it in my A5 sized planner.)-,1489,369.aspx

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Friday, January 12, 2018

FSJ Bloombox!  Monthly card kit subscription 

I have recently signed up for the Fun Stampers Journey Bloom Box Subscription and I LOVE it!
here is this month's kit.  Succulents are HUGE right now and FSJ is always up with the trends. The details in this beautiful deep etched red rubber stamp set are absolutely gorgeous!

This is one of the funnest things I’ve ever signed up for!  I literally get so happy at the first of every month when I know this beautiful box is going to arrive.  Watch the video and find out more.

Haha  Nice thumbnail! Don't be scared. Please watch it anyway.

If you are interested in trying the Bloom Box you can try just one month at a time for $29.95 or you can get a six-month subscription like me for $24.95 and save $5 a month.  I promise! You will be so excited to receive this the first week of every month!

You will learn new techniques and try out fun products.  I hope you'll try it.

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Tuesday, January 9, 2018

January Visiting Teaching-The JOY of trying again

So, there is a new visiting teaching model and I'm not sure what that will bring from month to month, but I'm thinking I will probably (at least occasionally) be making and sharing a handout. 

This month I used a quote from the First Presidency message. I love the motivation January brings for change and improvement.  What a joy it is to have the ability and the desire to grow and become the people we want to be.

I have been just itching to try out some of the products I have purchased from Fun Stampers Journey (FSJ).  I had so much fun making this little handout and I think it turned out pretty cute. I'm sure I'll be using this Double Pocket Die a lot!

Materials used:

Double pocket Die set-
Holiday Script Stamp Set (Joy Stamp)-
Treat label Die set-
Designers Choice Prints (patterned paper)-
Whip Cream Card Stock-
Pocket Trims Die Set-
River Stone True Fusion Ink Pad-
Journey Sparkle Cuts-
Special Day Organza Ribbon-
Journey Thread Beach Breeze-
Journey Vellum-
Printable quote-
Tags Die-
Forever Heart Chips-
Whip Cream True Color Fusion Ink Pad-
Journey Glaze-
White Liner-
Glue Dots-
Journey Craft Glue-
Crease tool-
Bloom Tool-
Journey Platinum Die Cutting Machine-

Sunday, January 7, 2018


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