It’s Only Cold..

I loved ice skating when I was younger.  I wasn’t very good but in my mind I was magnificent [ha, ha].  I think that is probably one of the reasons I was drawn to the Ski Sled Skate (SS-0360) stamp set.

The Ski Sled Skate (SS-0360) stamp set is becoming one of my favorites!  I love that there are so many fun winter elements that you can use either for cards, tags or scrapbook pages.  I have several folks in my social circle that have winter birthdays, I know I will be using this set to make special creations for them.

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Ski Sled Skate = Winter crafting fun!!


On a Whip Cream (CS-0040) piece of cardstock, I stamped the ice skates in Black Licorice (IP-0041) ink.  I used our Color Burst Pencils (JM-0077)  #047 and #042 to color in the heel and blade of the skate.  To color in the skate boot itself, I took some of our Sparkle Silk (IP-0126) and put it on an acrylic block and then using our Small Blending Brush (TO-0097) brushed it onto the skate boot.

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Adding the Sparkle Silk to the skate boot to give added interest.


I took some of our Lovely Blue Liquid Color (IP-0134) and applied it to an acrylic block and the added some water using a Medium Blending Brush (TO-0098) and applied that to the bottom of the card to look like ice.  I had a fine tip marker on hand that I used to lightly add a line as if it were skating marks on the ice.

The sentiment was stamped in Denim Days (IP-0010) ink and the snowflakes were stamped in Pool Play (IP-0051) ink.

I added some Sparkle Silk all over the card.  Using Glue Dots (AD-0083), I adhered some Special Celebrations (AC-0115) and Blue Skies (AC-0113) sequins. [the sequins are part of the 12 Days of Deals – check it out toward the end of this post].

The panel was then added to a piece of Mirror Silver (CS-0137) before being added to a Denim Days (CS-0082) card base.

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

Happy Skating!





December 2017 – Bloom Box (Video)

I wanted to share Kim Kesti’s (Creative Director from Fun Stampers Journey) video with you as she walks through the December 2017 Bloom Box – Birdie Fest.  I have to say that when I saw the Congratulations card, I thought what a perfect card for someone who just bought a house.

Oh and she uses our colored pencils too (they are part of the 12 Days of Deals).

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

Go create!!






Get Well Soon/ Chicken Soup

Yes, unfortunately it is that time of year when we start to get more colds than usual.  No one likes being sick, it is no fun.  So, what better way to cheer someone up than with a Get Well Card and yes, chicken soup!  This card totally fits the bill.  You could even make home-made chicken soup to bring over to someone along with this card and make a Get Well Soon care package for them.  Or maybe even include one of those package chicken soup mixes.

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How fun is this card!


I love, love, love the Huckleberry Fusion (CS-0015) cardstock and had to use it as the base for this card.  I cut a piece of Summer Days (CS-0033) cardstock, stamped it with the Picnic Pattern (SS-0436) stamp in Citrus Cooler (IP-0048 )ink[I love this picnic pattern stamp, I am thinking it would make a great holiday card background or a background for a guy card].   The Get Well (SS-0331) sentiment was stamped in Black Licorice (IP-0041) ink.  I then added a piece of Licorice Sparkle Tape (AC-0257) {this is part of the Make Your Make Promotion} and then adhered it to the card base using Easy Glide (AD-0081).

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Love all our sparkle tape – so many to choose from and the glitter does not come off!!! Yeah!


I stamped the chicken from the Get Well stamp set in Black Licorice ink onto a piece of Whip Cream (CS-0040) cardstock.  Using the Journey Circles Dies (DI-0039) I cut it out.  The chicken was colored using Journey Color Burst Pencils (JM-0077) {#018, #011, #02, #031).  I sponged the edges of the circle with Summer Days (IP-0042) ink and then popped up the chicken on the card using Foam Squares (AD-0085).

For the inside of the card I added a piece of Summer Days cardstock and stamped the sentiment and spoon image in Black Licorice ink.

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

Hope you all stay healthy and happy crafting!


P.S.  Be sure to check out the video below previewing some of the items in the Make Your Mark Promotion!!!




Trick or Treat | Friends Our Are Chosen Family

I am loving the Fall Fest Prints Paper (PP-0048).  They are all so pretty.  They are available in the Journey Holidays Trends Mini Catalog (CL-0028) that runs through the end of December.  I think I might have to order a couple more packs of this.

I love the Halloween stamps, papers and embellishments.  This year I decided to make some Halloween cards with some inspiring or fun messages to send to my friends.  I think we love Halloween just as much as the kids do so why not share the fun with the adults as well!!

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I just love the bird/tree print paper that comes in the Fall Fest Prints.

Blue Lagoon (CS-0004) cardstock was used for the card base.  (this is an amazing color in-person).  I used one of the prints from the Fall Fest Prints and using the Journey Circle Die (DI-0039), cut a circle in it.  I took a scrap piece of Whip Cream (CS-0040) cardstock and stamped the words Trick or Treat from the Creepy Kids Bundle (BD-0297) in Rock Candy (IP-0028) ink.  (I didn’t use Black Licorice because I wanted the words to be there but not take over the paper or the Halloween Scene – I wanted them to be a little more subtle).  I adhered those pieces to piece of Black Licorice (CS-0003) cardstock.

The Creepy Kids were stamped in Black Licorice (IP-0041) ink onto Whip Cream cardstock and colored in using the  Color Burst Pencils (JM-0077).  I used our Fringe Shears (TO-0081) to cut some Green Olive (CS-0113) cardstock to make it look like grass.  Using Foam Squares (AD-0084 and AD-0085), I popped up the grass onto the card base and then added the Creepy Kids using Foam Squares as well.

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These little Creepy Kids have such great detail on them.

For the inside of the card, I used some scrap pieces of the Fall Fest Prints (I love this paper so much I didn’t want to waste any of it) to adhere to a Whip Cream piece of cardstock.  I stamped the saying Friends are our Chose Family in Black Licorice ink [this sentiment comes from the Chosen Family Bundle (BD-0263)]  and then the Happy Halloween from the Creepy Kids set.  I adhered the Whip Cream panel onto a piece of Black Licorice cardstock before adhering it to the Blue Lagoon card base.

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I added one of the Creepy Kids to the inside of the card as well.

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This little ghost is my favorite Creepy Kid – he almost looks like he’s pouting – too cute.

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

Hope you enjoyed the Halloween creations this week!


Reminder there are so many goodies from this promotion that you can use on your cards and scrapbook pages.


This is a great deal, as a coach you get a 20% discount off future orders.
This is a great virtual event to get some friends together and have a total craft day!!
In addition to this amazing price, as a Journey Coach, you get your discount.  Oh and anyone can get Bloom Benefits on orders $50.00 or more.