Journey Holidays is now live!!!

The waiting is finally over!!!!  You may now shop your heart out with the awesome Journey Holidays Trends Mini!!!



And here is a closer look at the Bloom Benefits that you can choose from.

FSJ Journey Holidays Bloom Benefits

Whether your order contains items from the Annual Catalog or the Journey Holidays Trends mini, you can pick your Bloom Benefits from either catalog.  Just remember in order to be able to get Bloom Benefits your order needs to be $75.00 or more (before tax and shipping).

So shop away and get ready for the holidays!

May all your handmade creations be Inked with Kindness, Stamped with Love.




Bloom Benefits

What are Bloom Benefits?  Bloom Benefits are our thank you gift to you for loving and using our products.  With every $75 you spend (before tax and shipping), you get to select an exclusive Bloom Benefit.  So if you spend $75 you get to choose one, spend $150 you get to choose two, etc.

How cool is that!!!  I know I love being rewarded for shopping especially when it comes to craft supplies!

Check out the Bloom Benefits that are available to you.


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And did you know that Journey Coaches get Bloom Benefits too.  Yes we do!  As a coach if your order is $75 you can select from these Bloom Benefits as well!

May all your handmade creations be Inked with Kindness, Stamped with Love.

Happy craft supply shopping!


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Small Things | Thanks

I love Butterflies as much as I love Sunflowers.  The images in the Small Things Bundle (BD-0373) are just gorgeous.  I love the different sizes and designs of the Butterfly images you can almost see them fluttering by.

Small Things Thanks

For this card I stamped a Whip Cream (CS-0040) panel with the images from the Small Things Bundle (BD-0373) in the following inks:  Cool Pool (IP-0074), Pretty Amethyst (IP-0018), and Watermelon Fusion (IP-0027).  On a scrap piece of Whip Cream card stock, I stamped one of the images in Black Licorice (IP-0041) and cut it out with the coordinating die.

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Using the Journey Circles (DI-0039), I cut out a piece of Vellum (PP-0044) [we also have our Vellum Designer Prints (PP-0008)] and popped it up on the card front before popping up the Black Licorice Butterfly on top of that using Foam Squares (AD-0085).  Then adhered the Whip Cream panel to a piece of Sweet Berry (CS-0034) and then onto a Turbo Teal (CS-0127) card base.

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Added some of the Classic Elegance Tape (AC-0291) and Sweet Romance (AC-0290) [Sweet Romance is a Bloom Benefit – you can get it for free with an order of $100 or more].  On another piece of Whip Cream, I stamped the Thanks from the Inside &  Out (SS-0576) stamp set and the cut it out using our Detail Shears (TO-0063) and popped it up onto the card front using Foam Squares (AD-0084).

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For the inside I stamped the sentiment from the Inside & Out (SS-0576) stamp set in Black Licorice ink on a piece of Whip Cream card stock.

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May all your hand-made creations be Inked with Kindness, Stamped with Love.


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Wanted for Stealing Hearts|Love Bandit

The Love Bandit strikes again!!!   I always laugh when I see this guy.

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I used the I Heart Embossing Folder (EF-0014) and embossed a piece of Cranberry Bliss (CS-0090) card stock.  Using Easy Glide (AD-0081), I layered that onto a Black Licorice (CS-0003) card base.

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Using the SnapShot Frames Dies (DI-0045), I cut out a piece of Black Licorice (CS-0003) card stock using the photo die.  On Whip Cream (CS-0040) card stock and Black Licorice Ink (IP-0041) , I stamped some of the images from the Love Bandit (SS-0408) stamp set and then cut out the Love Bandit using the coordinating die (DI-0285)This set also comes in a bundle (BD-0207).

Using the Journey Color Burst Pencils (JM-0077), I colored in the Love Bandit.  For the roses, I colored those in using Bubble Gum (IP-0092) Silk and a Small Blending Brush (TO-0097).  After coloring in the hearts in his bag, I thought they needed a little sparkle, so using a Small Blending Brush, I added some Sparkle Silk (IP-0126) to them.

The Heart images were stamped in Cranberry Bliss (IP-0049) ink.

Using Foam Squares (AD-0084 and AD-0085) I popped up the photo piece onto the card front and then popped up the Love Bandit as well.

I thought it still needed something so I added the red hearts from the Fire & Ice (AC-0346) Bloom Benefit.  [What is a Bloom Benefit – they are items that you get for free with orders of $50 or more – see the catalog tabs on top and click on the on-line catalog. Both the mini and annual catalog contain Bloom Benefits and you can mix and match them. They are located in the beginning part of the catalog].

Love Bandit

For the inside I used the same I Heart Embossing Folder (EF-0014) to emboss a piece of Cranberry Bliss (CS-0090) card stock and stamped the sentiment in Black Licorice (IP-0041) ink onto a Whip Cream (CS-0040) card panel.

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May all your hand-made creations be Inked with Kindness, Stamped with Love.



Happy Birthday Balloons

It never fails no matter how much I try to plan ahead there is always a birthday that comes up that I forgot about or the kids get invited to a birthday party and we only have a couple of days to get a gift and card.  I needed to make a birthday card so I decided to make several of them to keep on hand.  This card is perfect because it is very universal.  It can be easily used for male, female, adults, tweens, kids.  And I love when I can use the scrap cardstock that I have on hand.  (Yes, I have a whole bin of scrap cardstock!).

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These cards were pretty easy to put together.  I die cut the balloons using the Blow-up Die (this die is currently a Bloom Benefit [DI-0171] – this die also coordinates with the Blown Up stamp set that is part of the Break Up Sale).  I ran some of the balloons through the Yummy Dots embossing folder.  Stamped others using the stamps from Create Confetti (this is one of my go to stamps – so versatile).

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Added texture with the Yummy Dots embossing folder

When stamping the sentiment Happy Birthday, I did not use a stamp positioner, instead I lined up the lines on our clear blocks with the lines on our grid paper.  It was so much easier for me and it went rather quickly.

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Lined up Sentiment using grid lines on the grid paper


With this card design you can use several different color combinations.  You can easily use the inks and cardstock that you already have on hand.

I added some Licorice Sparkle tape and it took all my power not to add the Sparkle Silk.  I have been using the Sparkle Silk on everything lately and I really thought I needed to make a card without it.  Yes I am going through withdrawal!!!!

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Licorice Sparkle Tape


May all your hand-made creations be Inked with Kindness, Stamped with Love.

Happy Crafting!!

Bloom Benefits/Hostess Rewards/Journey Coach/Another Idea for the May 2017 Bloom Box

I am so excited about the revamped FSJ website.  It is so easy to navigate and placing orders is a snap!  I have had some questions about Bloom Benefits, Hostess Rewards and becoming a Journey Coach so I thought I would explain them a bit.  I will apologize in advance that this post is a little longer than usual for me.

Bloom Benefits = you get to choose a Bloom Benefit for every $50.00 you spend (before tax and shipping).  So if you place an order of $100.00 you get to choose 2 Bloom Benefits.  This will come up on your order screen to make a selection once you have hit the $50.00 mark.

Hostess Rewards = anyone who has an order of $150.00 or more (before tax and shipping) has the opportunity to receive Hostess Rewards. Depending on your order level will determine what rewards you will receive. They range from Free ATS, Journey Dollars or 1/2 price items.  The order screen will show you what Hostess Rewards you are eligible for.  There is no Hostess Code needed.

And yes, you can redeem Bloom Benefits and Hostess Rewards together as long as your order qualifies based on the information above.

Journey Coach = as a Journey Coach you will receive a discount on your purchases.  You can also take advantage of the Bloom Benefits and Hostess Rewards if your order qualifies.  If we are running a promotion on products (i.e. Break-up Sale) you will receive your coach discount off of the promotion price (unless otherwise stated).  How great of a deal is that!  If you are only interested in becoming a coach to get the discount and not sell or recruit that is no problem.  We have a lot of hobby coaches.  Plus we have several starter kit options to choose from.  If you are interested in becoming a coach or need more information; click on the on-line 24/7 ordering tab and click on the Become a Coach link.  I would love for you to join my team Bloomin’ Sensation.

Now onto today’s post.

Another Idea for the May 2017 Bloom Box:
I am loving the May 2017 Bloom Box – Decorative Doily.  I wanted to share with you another card idea using the stamp set in this month’s Bloom Box.

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May 2017 Bloom Box – Alternative Idea

To make the background, I used a clear view sheet, our splashes and Media Mister.  After choosing the color splashes you want to use, you add a few drops of each color on the clear view sheet in random spots, spritz with water and then place the clear view sheet on your cardstock and smooch them together for lack of a better word.  You can use your heat tool to speed up the drying process.  You do not want to stamp on wet paper.  I love this technique because you get a different background each time.  Great when you have a lot of cards to make.

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Using our Color Splashes

After it was completely dried, I then stamped the images and sentiment in Black Licorice ink.  Added some Silver Silk and Sparkle Silk.  Then finished it off with Black Twine and a Rhinestone.  Adhered that panel to some Black Licorice cardstock and popped it up on a Whip Cream card base.

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Added Silver Silk and Sparkle Silk

I really love that each background is unique.  Imagine all the backgrounds you could create using our color splashes (we have lots to choose from).

I can’t wait to use this on a blue background with white for the winter.  I think they would make great snowflakes.

Don’t forget about our Break-up Sale Break_Up_Sale5.1.17.  There are some great products at great prices. This sale runs until the end of June or while supplies last.

May all your hand-made creations be Inked with Kindness, Stamped with Love.

Happy Crafting!!

Happy Birthday

It has been a busy week and last night I realized I never made the two birthday cards that I needed to make.  YIKES!!!

I really liked the look of the Thinking of You card that I made and posted previously, so instead of re-inventing the wheel, I decided to use the same stamp set – Sentimental Prints and just changed up the colors.

I wanted to show you how with one layout, one stamp set and one embossing folder, you can change of the colors and get the most use out of your craft supplies.  The combinations are almost endless!!!

I literally finished 2 cards in about 10 minutes.

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Happy Birthday

Did you know that for every $50 you spend on your FSJ order (prior to tax and shipping), you can pick a Bloom Benefit from either our Annual Catalog or our new Spring into Summer Trends mini catalog.  So if you spend:

$50 = 1 Bloom Benefit
$100 = 2 Bloom Benefits
$150 = 3 Bloom Benefits, etc. – there is no limit

Happy crafting!!