Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Joyful Winter Hills ~ A Fun Stampers Journey Card

Today I have a Christmas card to show you inspired by Try Stampin' - or Not - on Tuesday's sketch challenge #290 and the optional theme is The Holidays are Coming.  I really stretched the sketch again, but I think I do that a lot! lol  


This is the fun sketch I worked with.  Make sure you check out the great cards the other ladies created using this sketch HERE.  


This was actually a pretty easy card to make.  I cut out the trees using the Winter Hills Die.  Then I ripped strips of paper to make some hills.  I sponged around the trees and the "hills" where I ripped the paper using Cool Pool, stacked the paper in layers, trimmed the edges to the size I needed and put it on my Cool Pool card base using foam squares.  I stamped the word Joy from the Holiday Script Bundle and used the Die to cut it out.  I added a few pearls to go with the sketch, but just couldn't come up with something to fit the tab to the left of the trees.


I had cut out the biggest tree using the die and it didn't quite go with the sketch so I put it on the inside instead. :)


Thanks for looking and have a great day!
Sara

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Supplies used on this card

Stamp Sets: 
Holiday Script p. 30 (SS-0383) $31.40
 This is the bundle price and it is only available until September 30!!

Card Stock:
Cool Pool p. 288 (CC-0118) $6.95
Whip Cream p. 289 (CC-0040) $6.95
Ink Pads:
Cool Pool p. 288 (IP-0074)
Whip Cream p.289 (IP-0009) $7.95

Supplies:
Holiday Script Die p. 30 (DI-0233) $17.95
This is only available until September 30!
Pearls p. 307 (AC-0024) $3.95
Sponges p. 274 (JM-0014) $4.95


Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Join Fun Stampers Journey!

Fun Stampers Journey is offering a GREAT deal right now to anyone who joins between September 20 - 23.  It's the Amaze Starter Kit for only $99.99.  The Amaze Machine, which is New to Fun Stampers Journey and worth $139 by itself, is a part of this kit so this is definitely a DEAL!



Would you like to join a stamping company that is affordable and be a part of my team?  Let me tell you Fun Stampers Journey is the place!  The quarterly minimum is only $150!  Yes...only $150!!  Score on that one!  Not only is it easy to be a hobbyist with this company (for those of you who don't want to sell) they have a LOT of great products to use.  So many stamps to choose from and dies too!  Lots of fun tools and supplies for different techniques also.  They have stencils, Color Splash (watercolor pencils...I've never used them before, but love them now that I have!), Color Burst (Color Pencils), Pan Pastels (wonderful!!), Acrylic Paint, Gesso, Splashes (LOVE!), silks and more!  To the right of this post you can check out the Inspiration Catalog and the Holiday Mini (but that is done September 30 so you need to check it out soon!).

Can you tell what I've bought and played with already? lol  I have to say I'm pretty excited about this company and glad I decided to take the journey with them!  Just on Facebook alone they have so much that you can see and be involved with.  Richard Garay the Co-Founder puts out a lot of videos and it's fun to watch his excitement every time he shares.

If you'd like to share my journey click HERE!  Please let me know if you have any questions and I'll be glad to help you out!  Just as a little extra incentive there is a free tote available while supplies last from Fun Stampers Journey. :)



Thanks for looking and have a great day!
Sara

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Fun Stampers Journey and would like to be a Journey Coach click 
"Join My Team". 
I'd love to have you join me on my journey!  

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Saturday, September 17, 2016

Stay Wild ~ A Fun Stampers Journey Card

I have another CAS masculine card to share with you today.  Many of you know I love to sponge on my cards, and that's what it looks like I did on this card, but I didn't!  Ok I did a little, but just a bit on the bottom of the card. 


To get the sponged look I started by punching out a circle using a scrap piece of paper to cover where I want the moon to be.  Nope, I don't remember the size. :(  Anyway I put it on a piece of  Whip Cream card stock where I wanted my moon to be using just a tiny bit of two-way tape to hold it in place.  Then I used the Journey Silver Splash and spritzed it on my card stock.  Once it was dry I took off the "moon" piece and stamped my image with the stamp Stay Wild using a Black Licorice ink pad.  After that I sponged just a little under the image using Black Licorice again.  


 

Thanks for looking and have a great day!
Sara

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Supplies used on this card:

Stamp Sets:
Stay Wild p. 69 (ST-0207) $7.95
Sentimental Prints p. 206 (SS-0072) $19.95

Card Stock:
Black Licorice p. 289 (CS-0003) $6.95

Ink Pad:
Black Licorice p. 289 (IP-0041) $7.95

Supplies:
Journey Silver Splash p. 290 (IP-0082) $7.95
Fusion Ink Sponges p. 274 (JM-0014) $4.95


Thursday, September 15, 2016

Gold and Silver Autumn Days ~ A Fun Stampers Journey Card

I have another card to share with you using the stamp set Autumn Days again.  I wasn't planning on making this card, but the first card I posted using this set had some extra leaves that ended up getting spritzed with some of the Journey Gold and Silver Splashes on accident.  I figured why waste the leaves.  Let's see what I can come up with!



I ended up stamping a few more leaves after spritzing the rest of my card stock with gold and silver, cut the leaves out with the matching dies and started assembling it on a separate piece of Buttercream Card Stock that I had VERY lightly spritzed with more Journey Gold and Silver Splash.  I added the Journey Natural Thread in the background for a little extra embellishment on the card attaching them with glue dots and attached the whole thing to a Buttercream card base.



This card was probably the hardest for the ladies at my stamp a stack, but no one said it was too hard to make at all. :)  I hope you enjoy it as much as we did!



Thanks for looking and have a great day!
Sara

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If you like what you see and want to order anything just click on the "Shop Now" tab at the top of my blog. 
If you have questions feel free to contact me. Just click "Contact Me" at the top of my blog . 
Supplies used on this card:

Stamp Sets:
Autumn Days p. 70 (SS-0006) $17.95
Autumn Days Bundle that includes the Die p. 70 (BD-0054) $30.50
Sentimental Prints p. 206 (SS-0072) $19.95

Card Stock:
Buttercream p.  288 (CS-0006) $6.95

Ink Pads:
Black Licorice p. 289 (IP-0041) $7.95

Supplies:
Autumn Days Die if not bought as a bundle p. 70 (DI-0118) $15.95
Journey Gold Splash p. 290 (IP-0081) $7.95
Journey Silver Splash p. 290 (IP- 0082) $7.95
Journey Natural Thread p. 310 (AC-0013) $5.95/68 yds.

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Hit the Road ~ Fun Stampers Journey Card

Today's card is one of five that I made for my September stamp a stacks. It's a nice CAS masculine card to make using the FSJ set Hit the Road.  Who hasn't thought about taking a trip down Historic Route 66?  My hubby and I would like to do it someday, that's for sure!  
To make this card I stamped everything using the Black Licorice ink pad and colored in the truck with the reddest watercolor pencil in the Journey Color Splash set (I think it was the first one, but since I'm not home I can't check!)  After I colored it in I used a Journey Blending Brush with the tip slightly damp.  It doesn't take much water to watercolor it!  After it was just about dry (paper still a little cool) I colored over it again to darken the truck.  I have to say that I need to work on my photo taking skills because the truck is darker in person and doesn't have any streaks in it!  I guess that's what the flash does, but the color is never as vibrant if I don't use it.


Thanks for looking and have a great day!
Sara 

I would love to be your Journey Coach! If you like what you see and want to order anything just click on the "Shop Now" tab at the top of my blog. If you have questions feel free to contact me. Just click "Contact Me" at the top of my blog . If you would like to be a Fun Stampers Journey Coach click "Join My Team". I'd love to have you on my team!

Supplies used on this card:

Stamp Set:
Hit the Road p. 144 (SS-0312) $18.95

Card Stock:
Fabriano Hot Press 140 lb watercolor paper
(The reason I used hot press for this is because of its smooth texture. My SAS ladies do NOT like the texture on cold press paper because it doesn't always stamp consistently)
Candy Apple p. 289 (CS-0007) $6.95
Black Licorice p. 289 (CS-0003) $6.95

Ink Pads:
Black Licorice p. 289 (IP-0041) $7.95

Supplies:
Journey Color Splash Watercolor Pencils p. 278 (JM-0078) $59.95 
Journey Blending Brush p. 273 (TO-0098) $5.95

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Love Paris ~ Fun Stampers Journey Card

I'm finally getting a chance to post another card for you.  I'm hoping to post four or five more this week too while I'm on vacation.  I was pretty busy prepping for my stamp a stacks that I had last week using the few supplies that I now own from Fun Stampers Journey.  I have some more goodies ordered so I'm hoping when I come back from vacation I'll have them to play with!! :)  Today's card is for this week's challenge at Try Stampin' - or Not - on Tuesday.  I have to admit I fudged it quite a bit to make the sketch work with what I had.  That said I made a clean and simple birthday card for anyone who likes Paris. :)


Here's the sketch we're playing with this week.  Make sure you stop in at Try Stampin' - or Not - on Tuesday to check out what all the designers created and play along with us if you have a chance. :)




I was trying to use fall colors for this card since the optional theme is autumn colors, but with only four ink pads right now it was kind of hard to do! lol  I checked out pics of the Eiffel Tower and saw trees around it and decided to make it look like it's in the distance with the edges of trees around it that are closer.  I didn't want the leaves to be really dark so I stamped on scrap paper once, then quickly re-stamped the leaves on my card stock to give the leaves a lighter color.


Thanks for looking and have a great day!
Sara

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Fun Stampers Journey supplies used on this card:

Stamp Sets
Sentimental Prints p. 206 (SS-0072) $19.95
 Love Paris p. 89(SS-0054) $17.95
Branch p. 69 (AT-0046) $7.95

Card Stock
Dark Roast p. 288 (CS-0091) $6.95 (25 sheets)
Oatmeal Cookie p. 288 (CS-0023)  $6.95 (25 sheets)
Buttercream p. 288 (CS-0006) $6.95 (25 sheets)

Inks
Fresh Forest p. 288 (IP-0013) $7.95
Journey Gold p. 290 (IP-0106) $14.95

Tools
Details Pro Shears p. 273 (TO-0063) $13.95


Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Autumn Days with Fun Stampers Journey

I finally have my first card to show you with Fun Stampers Journey!!  I actually made it three days ago, but had to wait to post it because I made it specifically for the challenge at Try Stampin' - or not - on Tuesday.  I love to make fall cards, or at least use fall colors and that's what I did today. I have to admit it's looking a little empty at the bottom where my sentiment is supposed to be, so I put my watermark there hoping it wouldn't look quite so odd!  It still does, but whoever gets it eventually will have a finished card. :) 


Make sure you head over to Try Stampin' - or not - on Tuesday HERE to check out all the other fun cards made using this week's sketch.  I didn't do the banner, but tried to "copy" the shape across the cards with the leaves



I used the stamp set Autumn Days and stamped the leaves with Black Licorice.  Then I used my Journey Color Splash watercolor pencils to color my leaves in.  I didn't actually color them though.  I used a paint brush to pull the color off of the tips of my pencils onto a block.  Then it was simple to watercolor them since it was like having a mini-palette of watercolors.  Once the leaves were dry I cut them out using the Autumn Days Die and spritzed them with Shimmer Gold Color Splash and let me tell you I sure have been waiting to get my hands onto something shimmery like that again!!!  I've been making my own for the past few years and was almost out of the supply of what I used to make it and it wasn't nearly as sparkly because I diluted it.  I only bought the gold and silver so far and sprayed just a bit of the silver to see what it was like...yup, it shimmers and sparkles!  I think I'm going to need to take it easy and not buy any of the other colors for a while. lol  Now on to the rest of how I made the card.  I spritzed a bit of the shimmer gold onto my background piece, then got a paintbrush wet and using the watercolor left on my block I tapped a couple of different colors on both the background piece and the leaves.  Then I just assembled the card.  It was actually pretty quick and easy (well, as quick and easy as it is for me to put a card together from start to finish! lol).


Thanks for  looking and have a great day! 
Sara 

I would love to be your Journey Coach! If you like what you see and want to order anything just click on the "Shop Now" tab at the top of my blog. If you have questions feel free to contact me. Just click "Contact Me" at the top of my blog . If you would like to be a Fun Stampers Journey Coach click "Join My Team". I'd love to have you on my team!

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