Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Hi Friends,
I started this blog a year ago with the intention of sharing my paper craft projects with all of you. For several reasons I've neglected my blog and really haven't shared much of anything and for that I'm truly sorry. With that being said I hope to start sharing my love for paper, inks and stamps. Of course with Summer being right around the corner, everyone is busy enjoying the outdoors and getting our yards spruced up, planting our flower beds and planning outdoor activities including myself. So my plan is to at least post something twice a week. I promise to at least try to be consistent.

To kick off the warmer weather and Spring I thought I would share this card with you...
I used a punch to create the flowers and a die for the leaves. I embossed the background using a stencil

and running it through the big shot like an embossing folder. I added some pearls  and stamped the sentiment.

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Important Anouncement

Hi Friends...

The above announcement was posted by Fun Stampers Journey on their Facebook page yesterday.   I am passing it on to all of you so that you are aware of the changes within the company. Richard Garay has been a major inspiration for me during my time as a Journey Coach.    He will be greatly missed.   He has inspired so many of us.   Keeping Richard and his family in our thoughts and prayers.   Thank you, Richard, for all that you did for us as Coaches.

I love FSJ's Products they are top notch in my opinion but as a paper crafter, I love many products. Though I have a couple of people in my group, we all do this as a hobby. In the past I have refrained from posting projects using other products however, I love to make pretty things and I love to use all kinds of products from many companies. Today is a new day with all kinds of possibilities...I will be sharing my projects and starting up card classes using the products that I love and I will follow my heart. Life is too short...be happy and enjoy whatever path you take!

Have a beautiful creative day,

Monday, September 4, 2017


Here is the list of mixed media products on sale this month. Simply go to http://funstampersjourney.com click on shop and purchase any of the products on the list below at a 20% discount this month only. In order for me to get credit for your order you must choose me as your coach  ID#703 or contact me with your order.

Have a safe Labor Day and let's get crafty,

Saturday, September 2, 2017

September Promotions

Hi Friends...
Happy September where the days get cooler and the kids are back in school! Sunflowers always remind me of what's right around the corner...and this brings me to this month's bloom box! Who doesn't love Sunflowers?
As with all the bloom boxes you will receive the stamp set along with the pre-cut card kits including any embellishments needed to complete cards. How extrasuperlicious is that!!! All you need is ink and adhesive to complete cards (not included). How can you get the bloom box at a discounted price, you want to know...well one of two ways. (1) Become 6 month subscriber or become a Journey Coach and receive 20% off your kit each month!
Which brings me to the next promotion in September. You can join Fun Stampers Journey for just $49 for the Designer's kit or what we call the basic kit...
2 oz Bottle of Journey Glaze, Stamp Cleaner, White Liner Tape, Journey Twine Natural, Journey Sparkle Dust, Whip Cream Cardstock (25 sheets), Assorted Cardstock Pack (24 sheets), Black Licorice ink pad, 1 Inspiration Book & Catalog, 1 Trends Mini Catalog, Make It Party Invite, Hostess Form, Customer Order Form, Your choice of 2 stamp sets, 1 ATS, 1 die set & 1 ink pad 
but that's not all this month when you  JOIN THE JOURNEY: If you sign up as a Journey Coach this month, you can receive a Media Mix Bundle (over a $100 value) FREE! After joining, you must first place a qualifying order of $150 (get all your favorite Journey goodies) before October 31st. Once your order is placed, contact Coach Support and we will ship your bundle completely FREE. Plus, you will also receive an exclusive project tutorial to get crafting with your new items! This Bundle Contains:
House to Home Trio (3pk) /
JM-0013 Fusion Ink Sponges /
JM-0014 Pineapple Smoothie Acrylic Paint /
JM-0023 Sweet Berry Acrylic Paint /
JM-0025 Canvas Sheets /
JM-0074 Journey Sofft Tools /
JM-0098 Citrus Cooler Acrylic Paint /
JM-0099 Limeade Splash Paint
JM-0099 Limeade Splash PanPastel /
JM-0113 Nature Collage Stencil / JM-0114 Media Bags /
TO-0109 Angled Paint Brush / TO-0100 Media Mister /
TO-0121 Page Huggers / AC-0254
and lastly this promotion is for everyone...

Media Mix Promotion (Dare to Play):We have a lot of products that are 20% off.  These products are a great way to add extra interest to your craft projects.  I can’t wait to try these products.  I love challenging myself and working with different products.  You never know what fantastic creations you will make.

If you would like to place an order, join the journey or simply need some questions answered please contact me here

Have a wonderfully creative day,

Thursday, August 17, 2017


Hi Friends...

In the video below, Kim Kesti, FSJ Concept Art Manager, will explain how to blend our inks using our Stained Glass Stencil as a mask. Yes, you can blend our True Color Fusion Inks. They are a hybrid of pigment & dye-based inks allowing you to create a rainbow look.

Fusion Inks are on sale this month - 20% off.

You have two weeks left to take advantage of this awesome sale. You can e-mail me with any questions or to place an order you can go here and choose me as your coach...
These inks are fabulous and these are my go to inks
I use all the time...don't miss this awesome opportunity!!!

Have an awesome creative day,

Thursday, June 15, 2017


Hi Friends...
So what are Itty Bitty's??? Simply said, handmade embellishments for your cards or scrapbook pages. I made these using the Tea Time Stamp Set. I stamped and heat embossed with Whip Cream Ink and White EP.  On the three cups I stamped two of the cups and fussy cut and glued them to the top of each cup. The third cup was die cut with the matching die set.

The three cups have glitter on them which you can't see in the picture but it is oh so sparkly and so do the mini flowers. I punched out and edged the ends of the flower petals in whip cream ink added some journey glaze around the edges with my finger and added glitter with a pearl in the middle. I also added foam squares to the backs and adhered to clear c/s, so when the recipient receives it they can use it on their project. It really does look much prettier in real life, because it's a rainy cloudy day here, I can't seem to get a good picture. Everything is packaged in a clear envelope with a topper on it for gift giving.

I hope you like today's project and I'm wishing you a fun creative day,

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Christmas in July...

Hi Friends...
Who doesn't like to get an early start on their Christmas Cards, I know I do! Well,  this year we have a special treat      RG PRESENTS...

                                                                        July 15, 2017

9-4 (PDT) | 10-5 (MDT) | 11-6 (CDT) | 12-7 (EDT)

FSJ YouTube Channel*

(* A private link will be sent to registrants only)

or if you live in the Kankakee Area join me for a packed fun filled day of Crafting, Food and Surprises...

Join Richard Garay "RG" and the Journey Crew LIVE at this year's online interactive event to introduce new catalogs and collections BEFORE they are launched!
Be the first to play with product from the Journey Holidays Trends Mini Catalog, which won't officially launch until August 1!
Create four projects with RG and watch additional project demonstrations.
How to Register:
Register for this virtual event by pre-ordering the RG Presents: Journey Holidays Bundle BD-0325. This bundle includes: 

This is an interactive virtual day presented LIVE on a private You Tube channel.  You sit and watch from the convenience of your own home, stamp during the make n take sessions, break for lunch all at the same time and end all together - it is not precorded, it is LIVE. You will learn about new products, techniques, get a sneak peek or two and so much more. 
You can order your kit here and type BD-0325 in Search Box! I can guarantee you will not be disappointed! Order by June 19th and get the early-bird price!!!

Have a great creative day,

Hi Friends, I started this blog a year ago with the intention of sharing my paper craft projects with all of you. For several reasons I'...