FSJ • October Planner Pages

Hello friends! The Fun Stampers Journey Make your Mark promotion will end very soon.   You still have a few days to get some of these fabulous products that were created specially for your planners.  Be sure to contact one of the Journey Coaches to take advantage of this great promotion.


So today I am sharing some Halloween planner pages that I created for next week. My two sons are older now, so we don’t  celebrate Halloween at home as we did before, but we still like to decorate and have candy ready for the spooky visitors.


For these planner pages I used several stamp sets from the Journey Days Collection as well as some other stamps from the Holidays Mini Catalog. It is fun to mix and match your stamps and use them on other projects besides your cards, and even create some other elements like paper clips.


I also created a pouch using the Fun Sleeve die along with Fall Fest Prints, thinking that I can use it to hold some of the pictures I take that day.


In addition, I used one photo sleeve to hold a recipe that I love to make every year on this special occasion. I like the idea of maybe using the same sleeve next year 🙂


On the following page, since November the 2nd. is the day when “El Día de los Muertos” is celebrated in Mexico, and this is an important tradition, I included a picture of the “altar” that my sister sets in honor of my mom and dad each year.  It is a little reminder for me to light up a candle for them that day.

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Anyways, I hope you feel inspired to decorate your planners and if you haven’t tried it before, give it try. It is a fun thing to do! 🙂

Please be sure to stop by the FSJ blog for more inspiration and ideas on using your planner products.

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Well, that’s all from me for today, I’ll be back soon to share another project.

Thanks for stopping by:) Have a wonderful crafty weekend!


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Creepy Kids  / SS-0528
Viva los Muertos / SS-0525
Halloween Silhouette / SS-0530
Hallows Eve / SS-0515
Planner Sketch / SS-0401
Planner Elements / SS-0402
Bam Notes / SS-0404
Tape It / SS-0400
Check It / SS-0403
Fun Sleeve / DI-0258
My Moments  Persona Photo Sleeves / JD-0067
Citrus Cooler True Color Fusion Ink / IP-0048
Pomegrate Splash  True Color Fusion Ink / IP-0008
Black Licorice True Color Fusion Ink / IP-0041
Summer Days True Color Fusion Ink / IP-0042
Classic Elegance Journey Tape / AC-0291
Bright Day Journey Tape / AC-0164
Sweet Romance Tape /AC-0290
Fam Ban Elements / AC-0099
Paper Clips Elements / AC-0102
Fall Fest Prints / PP-0048
Citrus Cooler 8.5 x 11 cardstock / CS-0089
Whip Cream 8.5 x 11 cardstock / CS-0040

RG Noteworthy Blog Hop

Welcome to Week 3 of the RG Blog Hop! This week we are featuring Richard Garay’s  Noteworthy Collection! Which offers vintage elements with a modern spin.

Richard Garay will be hosting his own space in the industry’s Mega Show where his FOUR NEW COLLECTIONS will debut!  If you have the chance to attend CHA 2016, please stop by booth #2845 so you can see the full collections and enter to win some yummy prizes!

As part of this event for the next two weeks we will be sharing sneak peeks from the last two collections. Of course there is a fun GIVEAWAY opportunity every week, PLUS a GRAND PRIZE at the end of the fourth week  (more details further below.)

Noteworthy is the opportunity to reach out to a friend, family member or that special someone in your life. To take our ordinary days into extraordinary movements that are sure to be noteworthy. 

Using some of the products from this amazing collection I created a 5.5″ x 4.25″ card and pillow box  perfect to say Thanks to a friend or coworker:



I created a card base from Oatmeal Cookie card stock, and then I simply adhered a few Noteworthy patterned paper strips. Then I stamped the sentiment over a wide strip of white card stock and I adhered it over the thin strips with foam squares. At the end, I embellished the card with some golden sequins, clear gemstones and I put Journey Glaze over the word Thanks.




I complemented this thank you card, with a pillow box, where you can put a gift card inside, or even some chocolates or candy.  I created it by using one of the 6″x 6″ sheets of the patterned paper pack and a pillow box punch board. I stamped a short sentiment onto a little tag with black ink and I also put Journey Glaze over the word. I tied a ribbon bow and I added the tag with a piece of linen thread.




Now let’s talk about the giveaway. The products below are just a peek at what’s to come! And you can enter for a chance to WIN them too!




GRAND PRIZE: Exclusive RG messenger bag with floral print inside to match one of the new collections AND winner will also receive ALL four prize packages from each of the four weeks of giveaways!




You can enter to win the above pictured Noteworthy stamps/dies, Washi Tape Stickers and paper pack by completing the following steps.

1. Follow TeamRichardGaray on Instagram.
2. Leave a comment on Richard Garay’s blog.
3. Leave a comment on designer’s blog post by clicking on their names below.

Alice Wertz
Patricia Roebuck
Tenia Nelson
Mou Saha
Mariana Grigsby <<<you’re here
Tania Willis
Michelle Woerner
Laura Williams
Kathy Martin

You will have up to 9 chances each day to win Monday – Friday! **Not all steps are required to win. Winner from this week will be announced on Saturday, Jan. 2nd here on the blog. Grand Prize winner will be chosen from ALL comments at the end of the four weeks. Prizes will be shipped following CHA.

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Thanks for stopping by • Have an AMAZING crafty week!


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Card Set [FSJ November’s Theme: Reach Out]

The Fun Stampers Journey theme for the month of November is “Reach Out”. I agree that this month is perfect to send a card or note to those friends and family that you haven’t  talked to or seen in a while. I have to say that having cards ready to send is always a good idea, and making them in sets saves you lots of time. Card sets can also be a nice gift for your friends or family for any occasion. Today I am sharing a card set showcasing some products from The Spellbinders Celebra’tions Collection by Richard Garay


For this set, I created four cards which are basically the same: a stamped background, a focal point and a short sentiment. I used a pretty stamp set called My Friend to create all the stamped elements of my card. mg_cardsset3

The flower image was stamped with two different colors of ink to create the background. The focal point was created by gold-embossing the flower over a vellum circle. The sentiment was white-embossed onto black card stock, and matted with a golden shimmery paper.mg_cardsset6To finish, I embellished the cards with sequins and gemstones. Quite easy, don’t you think?



Spellbinders Celebra’tions Collection by Richard Garay:
My Friend
Assorted Solids 8.5″ x 11″
Whirl White
Cool Caribbean
Golden Glow
Totally Tangerine
Lovely Lavender
Captivating Coral
Pierced Circles

FSJ products:
Journey Foam Squares- medium
Easy Glide Adhesive
White Liner
Gold Embossing Powder

Sequins, Golden Shimmery paper, Gemstones

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That is all from me today, I hope you feel inspired to reach out some of your friends and family through a card or note. I am sure you will make them feel better when they know you are thinking about them.

Thanks for stopping by 🙂 Have a wonderful crafty weekend!


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