Thursday, July 20, 2017

Beauty Blooms ~ A Fun Stampers Journey Card

Today's card is a special card because I made it for my sister's birthday. :)  
I did a bit of watercolor (OK a LOT of watercolor) to create this card.  It took a bit longer than I thought, but I love how it turned out. :D  


I'm patiently waiting for FSJ new Liquid Colors that I ordered, but until they arrive I'll stick with my splashes.  That's what I used on this card.  The image is embossed in white and then painted in.  I did one petal at a time by adding water first, then painting with Pineapple Smoothie color splash and last I added a bit of Sweet Berry Color Splash.  Each petal turned out differently and I liked the look of that. I also put sparkle silk on each of the petals to give them a bit of shimmer. :)  The leaves were pretty easy.  They are mostly embossed and I added a mixture of Sour Lemon and Lemon Grass Color Splash.  I didn't wipe the color off the embossed leaves because I wanted them to stay green.  The last thing I did was add the blue for the sky using Cool Pool Color Splash.  Simple right? lol  Not quite, but I just keep plugging away at it because I love the look of watercolor. :)


Sweet Berry
Pineapple Smoothie
Sour Lemon
Lemon Grass
Cool Pool


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Sara

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Supplies used on this card:

140 lb. hot press watercolor paper
masking tape



Friday, July 14, 2017

Morning Glory ~ With Fun Stampers Journey

Today I have a small, but fun card to show you.  I'm sure many of you are familiar with Splitcoast Stampers right?  On Wednesdays they have a technique that is shared and this past Wednesday it was a technique called Duoprinting with Chlorophyll.  Check out the instructions and video HERE.  Since I'm a bit of a nature lover myself I HAD to give it a try!  I whipped out a bunch and hope to share some of the cards I've created with them in the coming weeks.

I made this little 3x3 as a thank you for my upline for being so generous. :)  



As you can see below my morning glory sample didn't turn out the greatest.  That's because it's a juicy, wet plant.  I loved how it looked other than all the green blobs so I decided to use just a portion of the reverse of this sample so I didn't have to throw it all away.  Can you tell what part of the other sample I used?



I used watercolor paper when I did the technique and added a bit of Liquid Color in Lovely Blue to create the sky and to add just a bit of color.  I used the new Corrugated Board embossing folder from Fun Stampers Journey on the Pool Play piece of card stock so it wasn't quite so plain.



Butter Cream
Cool Pool




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Sara

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Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Snappy Birthday ~ A Fun Stampers Journey Card

Yes, it's the 4th of July here in the U.S. but I ended up creating a birthday card for today's post that was inspired by Try Stampin' or Not on Tuesday's sketch challenge #329.  My daughter likes blue and orange together, so she got it on her b-day card.  Not sure what she thought of it.  I never asked. lol


Make sure you check out what the other designers created HERE.  If you get a chance to play along I'd love to see what you create! :)





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Sara

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Saturday, July 1, 2017

Today is THE Day...

What's so special about today?!  

Today you can order from the 2017 - 2018 Inspiration Book and Catalog!  
If you haven't had the chance to look through the catalog check it out...
HERE!!!

To place an order go to my website at www.funstampersjourney.com/sarahoogendoorn


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Sara

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Supplies used on this card

Friday, June 30, 2017

My World ~ A Fun Stampers Journey Card

Just a quick post for you today...it's my hubby's birthday so I created this card for him. :)


I used a couple of embossing folders for the grainy look on the "table" and striped look for the "wallpaper".  And of course I had to have the grand idea to cut out the globe and stand so I spent a bit of time fussy cutting.  Other than that it was a pretty quick and easy card to assemble. :)


Butter Cream
Oatmeal Cookie
Hazelnut Blend
Dark Roast



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Sara

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Also used embossing folder Corrugated Board that is in the new 2017 - 2018 Inspiration Book and Catalog

Monday, June 26, 2017

Using Splashes as Watercolor ~ A Fun Stampers Journey Card

Today's card is something that I've been doing a little bit of lately...watercolor.  I love the look of watercolor and was inspired by a video by thefrugalcrafter.  Check her out!  She does a LOT of different kinds of crafting and has videos galore! lol  
So I'm telling you right now I did not come up with this scene on my own.  I did use my own colors because I don't have any actual watercolor paints.  I try to use what I have on hand from Fun Stampers Journey.  For today's card that means using Journey Color Splashes! 



I tried this on several different watercolor papers and found that I liked it the best on 140 lb hot press watercolor paper.  Anything with texture didn't seem to work for me.  Probably because I wasn't using true watercolor paints.  I've never used them though so I don't really know!


These are the color of card stock that I used.

Whip Cream
Lemon Grass
Kiwi Slice
Denim Days


Yes, these are the Journey Splashes that I used.  I just did a bit of mixing. :)

Pineapple Smoothie
Sour Lemon
Sweet Berry
Cool Pool
Turbo Teal



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Sara

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Supplies used on this card:




Other supplies used:

Fabriano 140 lb. hot press watercolor paper
1" Flat Brush
Size 6 and 10 Filbert Brushes

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Ready for Some Inspiration?!?!

Guess what?!?!  
Fun Stampers Journey has their 
2017-2018 Inspiration Book and Catalog 
available to look at online!!  
Check it out HERE!!!  


Just a note:  You cannot order from this catalog until July 1, BUT when you're ready to order go to www.funstampersjourney.com/sarahoogendoorn.  
You can still order from the 2016-2017 catalog and summer catalog that you can see to the right of my blog. :)

If you have ordered from me on a regular basis I will send you a catalog for free.  Please let me know if you would like one if you've been a regular customer.

If you haven't ordered from me in the past and place a $50+ order I will also send you a catalog for free!


Thanks for looking and have a great day!
Sara

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Supplies used on this card

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Greetings Bouquet ~ A Fun Stampers Journey Card

Today's card was inspired by sketch #327 for Try Stampin' or Not on Tuesday.  They have great sketches over there if you need a little help to get creative every now and then!  After I looked at the sketch I noticed that I had a couple of "scrap" pieces of pierced watercolor paper sitting on my desk and figured they went with the sketch so I might as well put them to good use!  

I stamped the flowers with FSJ Clear Pigment Ink and embossed it with white.  Next I used a couple of Journey Splashes to do a watercolor wash in the background.  Usually when I do the emboss resist technique I'm sponging ink onto my card stock, but this time I did a watercolor wash.


Make sure you head over to Try Stampin's blog HERE to see what all the other designers created.  We'd love to see what you create with this sketch if you get a chance to play along. :)


Whip Cream
Cool Pool
Lemon Grass
Green Olive


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Sara

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Sunday, June 18, 2017

Hit the Road for Father's Day ~ A Fun Stampers Journey Card

Happy Father's Day to all of you father's out there.  
I made this card special for my dad today.  Since I don't have a stamp with a sailboat I went with what I had...antiques.  I'm pretty sure my dad's favorite color is green (at least that's what he has on his Valiant sailboat!).  I did look up green gas pumps and trucks like this just to be on the safe side and they do exist! :D


I colored in the truck and gas pump with Color Burst Pencils from Fun Stampers Journey.  I did a little erasing here and there to try and get the shine and glare from the sun.  I also used a little gray to add some shadows in.  


Whip Cream
Kiwi Slice
Black Licorice

(I really didn't use kiwi slice, but I wanted green on here!  I used pencil #22) 


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Sara

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Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Nature Trees ~ A Fun Stampers Journey Card

I created today's card for my nephew's open house last Sunday.  I had been so busy the past week prepping and planning for my parents'  50th Anniversary open house that I kind of forgot to make my nephew's card. :(  Sunday afternoon an hour before his party started I quickly whipped out this card.  To be honest I'm not really sure what I think of it! lol  


I guess I was in the mood to watercolor, but didn't have the time to put into that like I usually do.  This was a quick "whip the colors on and hope it turns out" kind of card.  I started by stamping a few of the same tree images with Hazelnut Blend onto watercolor paper.  I guess I did second generation stamping because I inked the stamp up, stamped it on scrap paper, then stamped the image onto my watercolor paper.  Once that was on I grabbed my large blending brush and used Green Olive, Turbo Teal and Sour Lemon splashes to add leaves and the blob of grass under the trees.  I mixed them up in different ways to get varying shades of greens starting with the lightest color and getting darker each time I added more leaves and grass.  To finish it off I added two strips of Hazelnut Blend card stock at the bottom and also a bit of gold and dark roast silks mixed together. 


Hazelnut Blend
Kiwi Slice
Green Olive
Sour Lemon
Pool Play
Turbo Teal


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Sara

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Tuesday, June 13, 2017

RG Presents Journey Holidays Reminder

Just a quick reminder that you have until June 19 to sign up for RG Presents Journey Holidays at the discount price of $75!  It goes up to $99 from June 20-June 26.  This is a fun filled event where Richard will share sneak peeks for the Holiday Mini catalog coming out in August!  

You will receive two stamp sets, two die sets, four card kits and a surprise bag from FSJ (you can see everything below).  I would love to have you join me for the day!


To register go to my website www.funstampersjourney.com/sarahoogendoorn.  Click on the "Shop" button, then in the search box type BD-0325 and enter.  RG Presents Journey Holidays will pop up and you need to click on the link.  After that you just need to go through your ordering process.  If you need help or have any questions please let me know!

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Sara

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Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Sentimental Prints ~ A Fun Stampers Journey Card

I have a fun card to share with you today that was inspired by sketch #325 over at Try Stampin or Not on Tuesday.  Some of my favorite cards have come out of designs from this blog challenge. :)  This week the sketch is pretty clean and simple and I managed to keep it that way too!  


This is the sketch for this week.  Make sure you check out all the other great cards made by the design team this week HERE.  We'd love to see what you create with it too. :)



Whip Cream
Pretty Amethyst
Grape Fusion
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Thanks for looking and have a great day!
Sara

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