Thank You | Cottage Bouquet | Many Thanks

While I was at the Fun Stampers Journey Convention last month, I fell in love with the new techniques that we learned.  Here is one of them.

Dauber the following colors in a loose circle using the Large Dauber Dowel (TO-0138) for all seven flowers on a piece of Whip Cream (CS-0040) cardstock:  Rich Coral (IP-0052), Watermelon Fusion (IP-0027), Citrus Cooler (IP-0048), Beach Breeze (IP-0044), Lemon Grass (IP-0022), Lemon Drop Liquid Color (IP-0132), and Cool Pool Liquid Color (IP-0140).

Thank You Cottage Bouquet

Stamp seven flowers one on each color using Black Licorice Ink (IP-0041) and the Cottage Bouquet Stamp Set (SS-0606).  You can fussy cut them out or cut them out using the coordinating dies (DI-0475).  [yes, this set does come in a bundle to save you some money – Cottage Bouquet Bundle – BD-0402].

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Stamp the large Thank You sentiment from the Many Thanks (AT-0280) in Black Licorice Ink (IP-0041) onto a piece of Whip Cream cardstock (CS-0040).  Fussy cut around the sentiment.  On another piece of Whip Cream cardstock you will stamp the inside greeting in Black Licorice ink.

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Fold the Oatmeal Cookie (CS-0023) card base in half.  Take a small paper plate [like a dessert plate] and trace the front of the card base approximately 1″ from the right edge.  Trim away the excess cardstock to create a curve card front.

Affix a Whip Cream piece of cardstock on the inside of your card.  Using Foam Squares (AD-0085) pop up all seven flowers along the curved edge of the card front.

Using Foam Squares (AD-0084 & AD-0085), pop up the Thank you Sentiment.

Flick entire card front with Black Licorice Silk (IP-0143).

Affix Journey Sequins Special Celebration (AC-0115) to the front of the card using Journey Glaze (AD-0002).

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Apply Journey Glaze (AD-0002) to the center of the flowers and then sprinkle on Journey Sparkle Cuts (AC-0151). 

I love the look of this card.

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



Hexi Strip Die| Small Things

Have you ever thought to die cut both sides of your card base?  I didn’t.  But at a retreat I went to last month, we made this card.  I love the look of it and can’t wait to try it with the other dies that Fun Stampers Journey has.

Hexi Small Things

Using a Whip Cream (CS-0040) card base, you will run the Hexi Strip (DI-0265) die through your die cut machine.  You will need to run it through several times.  [Be sure to keep the Hexagon pieces that come out from the die – you can use them on another craft project].  Using Easy Glide (AD-0081) adhere a piece of Pumpkin Bread (CS-0098) to the panel that is not cut out.

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Using the Timeless Folilage (SR-0036) Steel Rule Die, cut out a piece of Fresh Forest (CS-0011).  On a piece of Whip Cream cardstock, stamp the Butterfly image from the Small Things Bundle (BD-0373) in Black Licorice ink (IP-0041) and cut it out using the coordinating die.  You can color in your butterfly image using any method, I used Liquid Color.  Attached the butterfly using Foam Squares (AD-0084 or AD-0085).

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Emboss the sentiment from the Small Things Bundle using Gold Embossing Powder (IP-010) on a piece of Vellum (PP-0044).   Adhere this to the card front using Glue Dots (AD-0083).

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

Have fun creating your own version!



Color Me Happy Bundles

I love coloring with different products.  I have fallen in love with our Color Burst and Color Splash Pencils but I have to say that right now, our SilksSplashes and Liquid Colors are on the top of my list of products to use for coloring.  I love the different look they give.

And did you know that they come in bundles!!!!

Silks Bundle
Silks Bundle (BD-0304)


  Silks Bundle Includes:
IP-0092   Bubble Gum Silk
IP-0094   Cranberry Bliss Silk
IP-0093   Citrus Cooler Silk
IP-0105   Cool Pool Silk
IP-0095   Dark Roast Silk
IP-0096   Journey Gold Silk
IP-0090   Journey Silver Silk
IP-0091   Journey Bronze Silk
IP-0117   Cosmic Grape Silk
IP-0108   Electric Lime Silk
IP-0109   Outrageous Pink Silk
IP-0119   Turbo Teal Silk
IP-0118   Orange Rave Silk
IP-0110   Sour Lemon Silk
IP-0126   Sparkle Silk


Splashes Bundle
Splashes Bundle (BD-0305)


Splashes Bundle Includes:
IP-0083   Watermelon Fusion Splash
IP-0086   Sweet Berry Splash
IP-0079   Citrus Cooler Splash
IP-0080   Pineapple Smoothie Splash
IP-0078   Lemongrass Splash
IP-0085   Green Olive Splash
IP-0076   Cool Pool Splash
IP-0084   Blue Lagoon Splash
IP-0077   Lavender Fusion Splash
IP-0081   Journey Gold Splash
IP-0082   Journey Silver Splash
IP-0120   Cosmic Grape Splash
IP-0121   Electric Lime Splash
IP-0123   Outrageous Pink Splash
IP-0125   Turbo Teal Splash
IP-0122   Orange Rave Splash
IP-0124   Sour Lemon Splash
Liquid Color Bundle
Liquid Color (BD-0303)
  Liquid Color Bundle Includes: 
IP-0127   Banana Cream Liquid Color
IP-0128   Bubble Gum Liquid Color
IP-0129   Candy Apple Liquid Color
IP-0130   Catalina Splash Liquid Color
IP-0131   Fresh Forest Liquid Color
IP-0132   Lemon Drop Liquid Color
IP-0133   Limeade Splash Liquid Color
IP-0134   Lovely Blue Liquid Color
IP-0135   Orange Creamsicle Liquid Color
IP-0136   Pretty Amethyst Liquid Color
IP-0137   Rich Coral Liquid Color
IP-0138   River Stone Liquid Color


The colors are also available individually but the bundle price does save you some money.

Color yourself happy and give our Silks, Splashes and Liquid Colors a try!!

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

Happy coloring!!!

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Anything Is Possible |Encouragement|Inspiration |Humerous

I wanted to share the funny card I made using the Sunday Morning Bundle (BD-0376).   I hope it makes you laugh!!!!Anything is Possible

I applied Lovely Blue Liquid Color (IP-0134) to a Clear View Sheet (CS-0121) and applied water with a Media Mister (TO-0121) and applied it to a piece of Whip Cream (CS-0040) piece of card stock. I did the same thing with another piece of Whip Cream card stock but used Lemon Drop Liquid Color (IP-0132) [I created 2 of these – as I used one for the inside].  Once completely dry, I ran the Lemon Drop piece through the Sun Rays Die (DI-0108) and popped it up on the Lovely Blue piece with Foam Squares (AD-0085) before adhering it to a Pineapple Smoothie (CS-0026) card base. [I used The Amaze machine for the die cuts, I love it].Anything is Possible3

I stamped the egg image from the Sunday Morning Bundle (BD-0376) in Black Licorice (IP-0041)  ink onto a piece of Butter Cream (CS-0006) card stock and colored in the center with Lemon Drop Liquid Color. I stamped the bacon image in Cocoa Powder (IP-0016) ink onto Oatmeal Cookie (CS-0023) card stock.  Both the egg and bacon images were then cut out using the coordinating dies. Then popped up onto the card front using Foam Squares.

Anything is Possible

I stamped the sentiment from the Anything is Possible ATS (AT-0139)[this is on the retired list, great way to get this stamp at a discount]  in Black Licorice ink onto a piece of Butter Cream card stock and flagged the ends before popping it up onto the card front.

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For the inside of the card I stamped the toast image in Cocoa Powder (IP-0016)  ink. Using the image from the Celebrate Everything (SS-0579) stamp set, I stamped it in Cocoa Powder ink, then stamped it off on a scrap piece of card stock before stamping it onto my toast image.  The sentiment was then stamped in Black Licorice ink and came from the Stay Sassy stamp set (SS-0578).Anything is Possible4

I thought the card needed a little something so I added Journey Glaze (AD-0003) to the egg yolk and the lighter portions of the bacon.

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

Hope you have an egg-cellent day!


Price: $139.95

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Only available while supplies last.



Bundles, Bundles, Bundles!!!

I don’t know how the weather is in your neck of the woods. but here in the Northeast it is Freeeeeeeeeezzzzzzzzzzzzzzzing!!!!  What better way to bundle up then with some of the Bundles that Fun Stampers Journey has to offer.

Supply List

From cardstock to silks, we got you covered!

What bundle will keep you warm this winter.

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


P.S.  Did you know that as a coach you can use your discount with these bundle prices!





January 2018 Bloom Box – Evergreen Sayings


January 2018 Bloom Box – Evergreen Sayings is now available.  I love the typewriter font on these sayings.  Definitely a nice addition to my stamp collection!!


Check out the video below to learn more about the cool techniques used in this months Bloom Box.

I can’t wait to try these techniques!  If you never want to miss a Bloom Box, become a Bloom Box (KO-0002) subscriber today.

Bloom Box

Below is a list of additional supplies needed or you can use the supplies you have in your stash to complete this months Bloom Box.


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

Cheers to crafting in 2018!!





Hark the Herald | Herald Angels

My grandparents had a wooden hand-made manger set and the figures were made out of chalk.  There was an angel at the top of the manger.  The other pieces broke over the years.  But the angel remained in tack and I have it hanging in my house year round.  It is a constant reminder to me of their love for family and how traditions are important.

The Herald Angels (SS-0347) stamp set reminds me of the angel from their manger.  I hope you enjoy my creation.

Hark the Herald

I used an acrylic block and added a small puddle of our Lovely Blue (IP-0134) Liquid Color and diluted it with water by using our Media Mister (TO-0121).  Then using the Small Dauber Dowel (TO-0137), I applied it to a piece of Whip Cream (CS-0040) cardstock.  I wanted to give it a cloud/sky effect.  After that dried, I inked up the Vintage Notes (SS-0303) stamp set in Oatmeal Cookie (IP-0011) ink.  I embossed the sentiments by mixing Black (IP-0099) and Silver (IP-0100) embossing powder together.  I added some Sparkle (IP-0126) and Silver Silk (IP-0090) as well.

On another piece of Whip Cream (CS-0040) cardstock, I embossed the angels using Silver (IP-0100) embossing powder.  [I love how our embossing powder really shows the details of this stamp set].  Using the same Lovely Blue Liquid Color (IP-0134) and water combination, I added some Sparkle Silk (IP-0126) to it and then colored the angel using a Small Blending Brush (TO-0097).  I made sure to make the wings lighter than their gown.

Using the Color Burst pencils (JM-0077) I colored in the arms, face and hair of the angel.

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I cut out the angels using our Detail Shears (TO-0063) [there is a die for the set but I was just in the mood to fussy cut, so I did].  The angels were then popped up on the card front using Foam Squares (AD-0085) [glad I stocked up on those from the Black Friday sale].

The Whip Cream card front was adhered to a piece of Mirror Silver (CS-0137) paper before being adhered to a Denim Days (CS-0082) card base.

I added some Fashion Silver (AC-0293) to finish off the card.

Reminder that our Embossing Essentials Bundle is part of the 12 Days of Deals only available on December 16, 2017. 



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