Thursday, August 16, 2018


Hi Friends...
Today I have an awesome special to share with you with a chance to win a prize!

Enjoy an incredible deal on the Journey Business Tote and Journey On Rolling Tote. Even better, 12 lucky winners will receive one of the prizes from our prize wheel inside their tote. Must be purchased August 15-September 30, 2018 to have a chance of winning a prize.

The small Business/Craft Bag regular price $49.95 is on sale for just $19.95 and the tote with lots of storage and retractable handle, regular price $129.95 is on sale for just....49.95! I have both bags and I use them for crafting weekends or crops and sometime for a weekend get away. If they get dirty just take a damp cloth and wipe off.  Fun Stampers Journey has randomly packed 12 of these bags with prizes! Everyone who orders one of these bags or totes has a chance to win! If you get both you have 2 chances to win with the big prize being the NEW PLATINUM SIX...two of these die cut machines will be given away! 

Here are the rules:
To be eligible to receive a prize from the Back to Craft prize wheel, you must purchase either a Business Tote (TO-0110) or Journey On Rolling Tote (TO-0112) between August 15 and September 30, 2018, or while supplies last – whichever comes first. Note: purchaser will not physically spin a prize wheel. Members of the Journey Crew warehouse team have randomly placed prizes, ranging in value of $12 to $120, in twelve Business Totes/Rolling Totes

Click here for the business /craft bag or here for the rolling tote and Good Luck!

I will be at the Scrapbook and Stamp Expo this weekend so I hope you all have a great creative weekend...

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Gather Together

Hi Friends,
What???? Can you believe it's the middle of August already with Fall right around the corner. So what does this mean for us Crafters? HOLIDAY CRAFTING of course!!! I thought I would start with a pretty Fall Card that could be used for Thanksgiving or just a simple seasonal card and change out the sentiment.

Want the Card Kit FREE including directions to make this card!!! I will mail you via snail mail all the pre-cut cardstock, embellishments and printed directions. You will need a clear block and your own adhesive, inks and of course the two stamp sets featured below to complete. If you would like a detailed list of supplies including the inks I used click here to view. When you spend $35 with me I will automatically send you the kit.

Zen Leaves AT-0315                                                                      Gather Together AT-0305
     Both Stamp Sets are      only $8.95 each!      

If you have any questions please contact me and I will do my best to help you.

Have a creative day,

Friday, August 10, 2018

Bloom Box

Hi Friends,

Just wanted to stop in quick to tell you to check out the Bloom Box Subscription Club... you can view all the information in the heading on top of this page labeled Bloom Box. I'm a subscriber and each month I get a Full Size Stamp Set along with all the embellishments, all pre-cut card stock and a booklet with all the directions to complete cards. You will also be able to view a video showing (how to) on techniques...which brings me to why I'm a subscriber. Besides receiving a Full Size Stamp Set, this month is Backyard Blooms featured in the picture above, I'm always learning something new! You also have the option of purchasing the Bloom Box ala carte for a slightly higher price if your not ready to commit to 6 months. I've never been disappointed and look forward to getting mine every month and I'm pretty sure you will too! Click here to start your subscription!

Have a creative weekend,

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Product Spotlight: Craft with PanPastels [Easy Tutorial]

Hi Friends...
I thought I would share this video today highlighting the Pan Pastels. This product is smooth and creamy and best of all on sale this month! You can use as a coloring medium or create backgrounds like featured in the video, or use with stencils (also on sale this month), to create more backgrounds. A really fun product and easy to use! To purchase yours click here to see all the pan pastels on sale!

Get your favorites this month while on sale

Have a creative day,

Friday, August 3, 2018

Coffee and a Card

!Hi Friends...
Today I'm sharing this card Simply Blessed...We will be making this card in my Coffee and a Card Meet-Up Group. If you live in the Kankakee County or close to...I would love you to join my Meet-Up group Handmade Cards and Paper Crafts  here

For those of you who do not live in the area I would love to send you the kit to make this card! All you need to do is place a $25.00 order with me. All the cardstock pieces will be cut and ready for you to put together along with embellishments and directions to complete card. I cannot stamp the sentiment for you, so if you want the card to be exactly as above you will need to purchase the stamp set  Farmyard Friends / SS-0609, and you will also need White Embossing Powder / IP-0098 and either clear pigment ink or Versa-Mark to stamp sentiment and of course a heat gun.

Have a creative day,

Thursday, August 2, 2018

Prepped To Play

Hi Friends...
Today I'm sharing our Aug. Promotion which is Awesome! For those of you who love mixed media, this sale is for you and for those of you who wanted to give it a try this is the perfect time with 20% off select products. Paints, Pan Pastels, Gesso, Gel Medium, Modeling Paste and the list goes on! Below you will find everything that is on sale for the entire month!

Take 20% off select mixed media products.
 AUGUST 1-31, 2018

(This list shows the item ordering #, the product name, retail price shows first than the discount price shows second and of course if you have the catalog the pg#).

JM-0013 House to Home Trio (3 pack) $12.95  $10.36 263
JM-0061 Unfinished Wooden Easel - Small $24.95  $19.96 263
JM-0062 Unfinished Wooden Easel - Large $29.95  $23.96 263
JM-0074 Canvas Sheets $12.95   $10.36 263

JM-0018 Blue Lagoon Acrylic Paint $5.95  $4.76 254
JM-0019 Butter Cream Acrylic Paint $5.95  $4.76 254
JM-0020 Cool Pool Acrylic Paint $5.95 $4.76 254
JM-0021 Green Olive Acrylic Paint $5.95  $4.76 254
JM-0022 Oatmeal Cookie Acrylic Paint $5.95 $4.76 254
JM-0023 Pineapple Smoothie Acrylic Paint $5.95 $4.76 254
JM-0024 Riverstone Acrylic Paint $5.95 $4.76 254
JM-0099 Citrus Cooler Acrylic Paint $5.95 $4.76 254 
JM-0100 Candy Apple Acrylic Paint $5.95 $4.76 254 
JM-0101 Limeade Splash Acrylic Paint $5.95 $4.76 254 
JM-0102 Beach Ball Acrylic Paint $5.95 $4.76 254 
JM-0103 Lemon Drop Acrylic Paint $5.95 $4.76 254 
JM-0104 Bubble Gum Acrylic Paint $5.95 $4.76 254 
JM-0105 Black Licorice Acrylic Paint $5.95 $4.76 254 
JM-0106 Whip Cream Acrylic Paint $5.95 $4.76 254 

JM-0071 Journey Gel Medium $7.95 $6.36 262
JM-0072 Journey Gesso $7.95 $6.36 262
JM-0073 Journey Modeling Paste $7.95 $6.36 262
JM-0079 Confectionary Days PanPastels $49.95 $39.96 256
JM-0080 Mother Nature PanPastels $49.95 $39.96 256
JM-0081 Party Pop PanPastels $49.95 $39.96 256
JM-0082 Rich Sorbets PanPastels $49.95 $39.96 256

JM-0001 Falling Petals Stencil $7.95 $6.36 261
JM-0002 Vintage Screen Stencil $7.95 $6.36 261
JM-0003 Bloom Wall Stencil $7.95 $6.36 261
JM-0004 Bubble Bubble Stencil $7.95 $6.36 261
JM-0006 Ring Stacks Stencil $7.95 $6.36 261
JM-0007 Starburst Lines Stencil $7.95 $6.36 261
JM-0008 Stained Glass Stencil $7.95 $6.36 261
JM-0010 Circle Bliss Stencil $7.95 $6.36 261
JM-0011 Chevron Stencil $7.95 $6.36 261
JM-0012 Linked Lines Stencil $7.95 $6.36 261
JM-0083 Abstract Wall Stencil $12.95 $10.36 260
JM-0084 Heart Wall Stencil $12.95 $10.36 261
JM-0085 Polka Dot Wall Stencil $12.95 $10.36 260
JM-0086 Winter Wonderland Stencil $12.95 $10.36 261
JM-0087 Linear Leaves Stencil $12.95 $10.36 260
JM-0088 Artful Wall Stencil $12.95 $10.36 261
JM-0114 Nature Collage Stencil $7.95 $6.36 261
JM-0118 Cement Tile Stencil $7.95 $6.36 261
JM-0119 Buffalo Check Stencil $7.95 $6.36 261
JM-0120 Flower Power Stencil $12.95 $10.36 260
JM-0121 Wallpaper Stencil $12.95 $10.36 260
JM-0115 Designer Series Stencil $12.95 $10.36 260 
JM-0116 Pinwheel Rosettes Stencil $12.95 $10.36 260 
JM-0117 Leaf Layers Stencil $12.95 $10.36 260

TO-0089 Spatula $3.95 $3.16 262
ST-0127 Day by Day Flipbook $6.95 $5.56 263
ST-0001 Passport Book $5.95 $4.76 263
ST-0133 Clipboard Easel $4.95 $3.96 263
ST-0137 Notebook Easel $5.95 $4.76 263
TO-0151 Bloom Palette $3.95 $3.16 255
AC-0337 Scenic Tray $8.95 $7.16 263
AC-0339 Pine Tree Elements $7.95 $6.36 263
AC-0343 Spruced Up $10.95 $8.76 263
AC-0336 Dowel Stand $3.95 $3.16 263
AC-0340 Gold Tinsel $10.95 $8.76 263
AC-0341 Silver Tinsel $10.95 $8.76 263
ST-0124 Corrugated Stock Sheets $5.95 $4.76 263

There are several products on this list I've been waiting to purchase...So as a Coach I receive an additional 20% off making it 40% for me. If becoming a coach is something that you might be interested in contact me and I would be happy to answer all your questions.

Have a creative day,

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

FSJ Holiday Mini Catalog

Hi Friends...

Today is the DAY the Holiday Mini goes live...YEAH! Full of awesome stamps, accessories, and ideas...want to see a project I made with supplies from this catalog?
This is my first Christmas Project... It could be a gift bag decoration or tag but I made it sturdy enough for a Christmas Ornament with lots of chunky glitter on the branches. I used the Cozy Prints Paper Pack and the garden fence die to make the rosette and the Branch and Pine Cone Die. So what are you waiting for...check out the Holiday Mini and while your their see if you can find the stamp set I used for the deer.
Leave me a comment with the name of the stamp set and if it's correct you will be entered into a drawing to win it! ONLY ONE WINNER!

You can click here to view the holiday mini!

Have a creative day,

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Fun Stampers Journey Better Together Annual Convention 2018

Hi Friends, Have you ever wondered what it's like to be a coach either as a business builder or hobbyist? What happens at a Convention? I can only tell you it's an experience you will not want to miss! Besides the training, make and takes, recognition, food...lots of food and the friends that last for a lifetime, it's just plain FUN! Here is a sample of what happens at Convention...enjoy!

If you would like to learn more please contact me and I will answer any questions you might have. You can also view more information here
For me, it was a decision that has brought me much joy and I always look forward to what's happening next!

Have a creative day,

Monday, July 23, 2018

New Printed Paper

Hi Friends,
Just a quick post today. I wanted to share our awesome printed paper which is cardstock weight. I know you can see this in the catalog but I thought this would be helpful because it shows the cardstock that matches each printed paper pack...

If you would like to print this out for your own reference to make it easier to match up the cardstock with the printed packs you can click here I hope this is helpful for you.

Have a creative day,

Sunday, July 22, 2018

Cottage Bloom

Hi Friends...
Happy Sunday, even though the day is rainy and dreary here, it's the perfect day to craft, stamp and create.  So today I thought I would share a card made with the new Cottage Bloom Die Set just released in the new 2018/19 Catalog and Inspiration book, which you view in my side bar. The die set reminds me of daisy's and with a little flower shaping they take on a 3 dimensional look...
I used a cushioned mat and my journey bloom tool with the stylus attachment. Flip the blooms over to the backside and with the stylus pull from the tip of each petal to the end of each petal, once completed the flower will look like a cup, flip over to the front side and in the center with your stylus go in a circular motion and your done. Do this for each die cut flower. Stack off setting each flower and glue together. I layered 3 for the first flower using, the largest, medium and next size down, and for the second flower I used the second largest and next size glued together and put aside, than made a second one using the two smallest and glued together off-setting each layer, than glued the two sets together making a 4 layer flower. I used Pomegranate Splash and our newest color Haystack Cardstock for each flower and Haystack for card base, Whip Cream for layering mat, strip of licorice and strip of printed paper from the Cozy Prints paper stack. The sentiment is from Spread Love stamped in Pomegranate Splash.

Step it up by adding some foliage behind the flowers, I used licorice and mirrored c/s and bloom benefit die (poppy bud die set) that you can get FREE with a $50 order...Shop here

I used the colors above because I wanted to get a start on some fall cards...I kept it simple using the flowers as a focal to hear what you think!

Be creative today,

Thursday, July 19, 2018


Hi Friends...
Today I'm highlighting this awesome tool new in the 2018/19 Catalog. Below you can view 3 videos presented by Fun Stampers Journey with loads of how to information especially on creating envelopes, boxes and card boxes for those dimensional cards. Check it out...
So, what do you think? Fun Stampers Journey shows you, above and beyond, how to use their products! To purchase yours simply click here 

Have a fabulous creative day,

Friday, July 6, 2018

Make A Wish

Hi Friends,
Today has been a busy day, when the weather cools down it seems I have bounds of energy and from what I understand we will have a couple more days like this until it goes back in the 90's next week.
So I thought I would pop in here to share this card with you today...

I used making tape and a dauber to create the blue strip...when I removed the tape I had clean lines, oh so pretty. I than stamped the dandelions and sentiment in black ink and the rest is all layering.
Fast, Easy, and Clean...The stamp set is from Fun Stampers Journey.

I hope you liked today's card and you get crafty this weekend!

Thursday, July 5, 2018

July Bloom Box

Isn't July's Bloom Box just delicious! Who doesn't love strawberry's...I know I do! What about making these awesome cards and spreading some love to special friends or neighbors with a little treat of fresh strawberries. I know I would love to receive something special like that...wouldn't you?
You can view the information for the bloom box here

Also when you have some leisure time check out brand new catalog and inspiration book by clicking on the catalog in the side bar...this is by far their best catalog yet...don't believe me check it out for yourself!

Have a fabulous creative day,

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.


Hi Friends... Today I have an awesome special to share with you with a chance to win a prize! Enjoy an incredible deal on the Journey B...