FSJ • Love You Card + Sketch

As I said on my last post, I love challenges. Well, my Fun Stampers Journey partner and friend Laura Williams and I decided to challenge ourselves and have some fun creating. Lately, I have been struggling a bit with that mojo that sometimes needs a little push, so we came up with the idea of posting a sketch challenge. I created a fun sketch and we made a Valetines themed card from it. Take a look:

There is no technique or any other requirement but the sketch to create a card. In my case, I kept it simple. I used a Whip Cream panel over a River Stone folded card, and then I adhered a Follow Your Heard Print rectangle to cover the lower half part of the panel. Then, I die cut different sizes of Hearts using Whip Cream, Bubble Gum and Raspberry Berry cardstocks.

I layered the hearts and white-embossed a sentiment over a Black Licorice cardstcok strip. To finish up this card, I used a piece of Silver Sparkle tape, Sparkle silk and some silver sequins. Simple, fun and pretty!

So, you are welcome to grab this sketch and join us. So please don’t be shy, and leave your link in the comments area… we would love to see what you create!

Laura also created a lovely project using a fun technique, and you can see her project by clicking >>>HERE<<<

Remember that for more ideas and inspiration,  be sure to visit the Fun Stampers Journey Blog,  Facebook page,  Instagram and Pinterest.

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Well, that’s all from me today. I´ll be back soon to share another project. Thanks for stopping by  Have a wonderful crafty beginning of the year!


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FSJ • Bloom This Way • Love Bug Card

Fun Stampers Journey has recently released the new Bloom This Way mini catalog which includes lots of new products perfect for the upcoming important festivities on our calendars!

Today I am sharing a card that I created using a super cute Host Exclusive stamp set  called Bug Love and its matching die set. Take a look:


To create my card, I stamped a Watermelon Fusion panel  using Black Licorice ink and a background stamp called Graduated Dots. I adhered this panel onto a Black Licorice card base.

I stamped the pretty lady bug image and sentiment over Whip Cream cardstock with Black Licorice Ink. I colored the bug with Candy Apple and River Stone Liquid Colors and I die cut both shapes with their matching dies. After that, I added Journey Glaze details and I let them dry.


I also die cut two hearts from Bubble Gum cardstock and a different heart from  Sweet Berry cardstock to create a base of layers underneath the sentiment and lady bug. I finished up m card with Journey tape, Sparkle silk and some yummy heart shaped dots.

One of the advantages of hosting a Fun Stampers party is, besides spending time with your friends creating,  you have the opportunity to purchase some exclusive items like the Bug Love 🙂 If you are curious about how to host a party and get to know more about the fabulous Fun Stampers products, please be sure to visit their website and search for a coach in your area.

The promotion this month at Fun Stampers Journey is called: Spruce your Space, and it is all about getting organized!


For more details about this promotion please click  >>>HERE<<<

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

Thanks for stopping by 🙂 Have a wonderful weekend!


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FSJ• Be Mine Mini Cards

Hi! I am back today to share a mini card with envelope that I made featuring a few products by Fun Stampers Journey perfect for Valentines.


One of the things I love to do when I have time to play a little bit is to make my own backgrounds. So for this card, I began by creating the main panel. I used a craft sheet to spray a little bit of Cosmic Grape and Watermelon Splashes. Then, I picked up the color by placing a Whip Cream Panel over it, I flipped it over, and I let it dry. Next, I used Heart Stencil Wall to apply Journey Gesso with a sponge, and I let it dry as well.


After that, I die cut the panel into a pierced square, and then, I stamped a sentiment with Black Licorice Ink. I added Journey Glaze over each of the words. Next, I adhered the square panel onto a 3″ x 3″ Cosmic Grape card base.  To create the glittered heart, I adhered a piece of White Liner sheet over Whip Cream card stock. Then, I die cut a heart shape from it. I removed the paper liner to expose the sticky side and I applied glitter over it.  I adhered the heart onto the card with a foam square.  I embellished the card with a piece of Whip Cream Sparkle tape and a few silver sequins.


I made a coordinated envelope using a fun die called Note-Envelope. This envelope fits perfectly my mini card 😉 I love this die because it has scored folds and it closes with no need of adhesive.


To match it with the card,  I stamped the Ink Splatter stamp over the envelope with Cosmic Grape Ink, and I also stamped a mini heart with Black Licorice Ink. I added Journey Glaze over the little heart.


Finally, I adhered a heart shape on the back of the envelope just as an extra detail.

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Well, that’s all from me for today, I hope you have a wonderful Valentines Day celebrating with family and friends. I’ll be back soon to share another project.

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


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You Are AT-0228
Be Mine SS-0130
Ink Splat ATS AT-0108
Note-velope Die DI-0091
Heart-felt Die Set DI-0033
Journey Squares Die Set DI-0038
Journey White Embossing Powder IP-0098
Cosmic Grape Splash IP-0120
Watermelon Color Splash IP-0083
Heart Wall Stencil JM-0084
Journey Gesso JM-0072
Fusion Ink Sponges JM-0014
Journey Heat Gun TO-0083
Journey Thread Silver AC-0204
Cut Rhinestones AC-0023
Journey Sparkle Dust AC-0013
Whip Cream Sparkle Tape AC-0258
Journey Sequins Special Celebration AC-0115
Cosmic Grape  8.5 x 11 Cardstock CS-0122
Watermelon Fusion 8.5 x 11 Cardstock CS-0039
Whip Cream 8.5 x 11 Cardstock CS-0040
White Liner Sheets AD-0113

The New 2017 Bloom This Way Mini-Catalog is here!


Hi there!  I’m happy to be sharing with you another card that I made using products from new Bloom This Way Mini Catalog by Fun Stampers Journey. This catalog is full of cute products perfect for the upcoming  monthly themes: Valentine’s, Easter and Spring.  You can take a look inside the catalog by clicking >>>HERE<<<

My card features the Fry Friends Bundle which is super fun and cute! I stamped the taco and cup images with Black Licorice Ink and then I colored them with Journey Color Splash Watercolor pencils. Then, I die cut them with their matching dies. I applied Journey Gaze onto the colored images and I let them dry.


I used a Candy Apple card base and on top of it, I layered a Rich Sorbets Prints rectangle, a Citrus Cooler paper strip, and a Whip Cream pierced square. Then, I adhered the two colored images with Journey foam squares.


Finally, I added some punched hearts, sequins, staples and silk for the final touches.  Simple yet fun!

Please remember that Fun Stampers Journey products can be purchased through a coach in your area. To find one near you, click on the “Find a Coach” button on the top of the Fun Stampers Journey welcome page.

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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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Fry Friends Bundle
Black Licorice True Color Fusion ink  IP-0041
Silver Silk IP-0090
Journey Color Splash Watercolor Pencils JM-0078
Brush Silver Staples TO-120
Journey Sequins Special Celebration AC-0115
Rich Sorbets Prints PP-0031
Candy Apple  8.5 x 11 Cardstock CS-0007
Whip Cream 8.5 x 11 Cardstock CS-0040
Citrus Cooler 8.5 x 11 Cardstock CS-0089
Love Is TO-0006

FSJ • New Products Sneak Peek

Hey there! Today I have something to share with you. Fun Stampers Journey is about to release the new Bloom This Way catalog next week (Jan 1st.) This catalog features lots of wonderful products, and I am happy to be able to show a sneak peek of it 🙂


The card  that I made is highlighting  the new hearts embossing folder and an adorable stamp set called Love Bandit which is just perfect for Valentines Day ♥♥♥  … I simply stamped the image with Black Licorice ink. I colored it using my Journey Color Splash Watercolor Pencils, and I enhanced some of the parts of this cute bandit with Journey Glaze.  I embellished the card with  Silver Silk,  sparkling white washi (NEW!), hearts and dots.


Believe me, there are a bunch of new products that you can mix and match to unleash your talent creating fabulous projects. So please stay tuned,  because the new Bloom This Way catalog products are going to be available January 1st for purchase.

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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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Black Licorice True Color Fusion ink  IP-0041
Journey Color Splash Watercolor Pencils JM-0078
Journey Blending Brush Small TO-0097
Black and White Buttons AC-0157
Candy Dots AC-0134
Journey Glaze 4oz AD-0002
Silver Silk IP-0090
Whip Cream 8.5 x 11 Cardstock CS-0040
Candy Apple  8.5 x 11 Cardstock CS-0007

Today’s Card: Destination Paris

One of my favorite stamps from the Hero Arts 2017 Valetine’s Collection is the wood block stamp Destination Paris. I loved how the main attractions of this beautiful city have been represented, and all the tiny details that compliment the pretty scene. Today I am sharing a card that I created featuring this stamp:


For this card, I made a base card using a half of sheet of Antique Gold cardstock (this card stock is included in the December My Monthly Hero kit). To create the background, I gold-embossed the Heart Pattern Bold Prints  onto the card. So simple, and the results gold over gold are so pretty!

The Destination Paris stamp was also gold embossed, but this time I did it onto two pieces of Blush Mix Layering Paper (Punch Color).I matted one of these rectangles with metallic gold card stock, and then I adhered it over the base card.


I used the Nesting Hearts Infinity Dies to die cut three small heart shapes from the second embossed image. I adhered these hearts right over the Paris image, trying to match the image below.  Finally, I added twine as the only embellisment. Quite simpe but so pretty!

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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 rest  weekend!


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HA 2017 Valentine’s Collection Blog Hop


Welcome! Today I am happy to be joining this hop that celebrates the launch of the 2017 Valentine’s Collection in the Hero Arts store! Be sure to visit the Hero Arts store to see the complete collection!

As part of this launch, I created a card using three fabulous products which I definitely love: Destination Paris, Heart Pattern Bold Prints and the new Nesting Hearts Infinity Dies.


I stamped the Heart Pattern Bold Prints over a card base ( Blush mix Layering Papers  -Carnation color) with Pale Tomato Shadow Ink. After that I stamped the Destination Paris image over Snow Layering paper with Intense Black Ink. I colored the image using Chameleon Markers and then, I die cut this panel into a large heart. I applied Glossy Accents and glitter over the colored image. I let this dry.


I also die cut a large heart from Blush mix Layering Papers  (Punch color) and I adhered this heart over the base card. I adhered the stamped heart over the card with foam tape (If you trim off the right side of the hearts before you adhere them, makes things easier). To finish off this card I simply added some sequins and thread.


Hero will be giving away two $25 shopping sprees, drawn from comments left across all blogs in the hop. Please comment by Thursday, December 15 at 11:59pm PT and they will announce the winner the following week.

The Hero Arts Blog
Jennifer McGuire
Yana Smakula
me>>>Mariana Grigsby<<<me
Amy Tsuruta
Clare Prezzia
Jana Millen
Ilina Crouse
Libby Hickson

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Thanks for stopping by:) Have a wonderful crafty rest of the week and GOOD LUCK to all!


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RG Celebra’tions Card [Love You]

Hi! Today I am sharing a card using the a few products from the Celebra’tions Collection by Richard Garay. This collection includes a wide variety of elements that you can use for different occasions.


I created the background of this card using Chevron Prints washi tape. This tape is very wide, which makes easy to cover the card front.  Then, I used the Pierced Hearts  die template to create the big heart. I die cut this shape using Captivating Coral card stock. One of the things that I like about these type of dies is that you can either use or not the pierced detail.


Over the big heart I stamped a couple of times a brush stroke image (Brush Strokes stamp set) using Captivating Coral inkThen, I splattered a little bit of Silver Shimmer over the heart. After that, I adhered it onto the card front and I added zigzag stitches.


I used the All You die templates to die cut the word “Love” from white card stock and foam. Then, I adhered the word over the big heart.  The small heart was die cut from regular white card stock. Next, I stamped the word “you” using part of an image included in Cup for Two stamp set. I adhered the heart with a foam square. Finally, I embellished the card with a few small gemstones.

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

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Thanks for stopping by!  I hope you all have a wonderful crafty rest of the week!


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My Montly Hero Blog Hop


Happy Monday everyone!

Today is the release day for the first MMH kit of 2016!  This new wonderful kit will be available TODAY January 4th at NOON (Eastern time) at the Hero Arts store. The kit is available for a limited time only – once it’s gone, it’s gone.

The full kit will contain – two 3×4″ stamp sets, three dies including two paper layering dies, 2 ink cubes, an exclusive mix of sequins created by Lucy Abrams, gorgeous vellum with irridescent speckles, acetate, cards and envelopes. Take a look:


There is also an add-on die set (Valentine word and small hearts) to purchase separately.

DI179 Valentine and Three Hearts Fancy Dies

So today as part of this exciting release,  I created a card and pillow box using a few of the products included in the kit. I have to point out that this kit is so much fun to play with!  I really liked the dies as well as all the products included, perfect for Valentine’s day and so much more!

010216web_valentineI created a card using the heart nested dies as the focal point. First I die cut the scalloped frame on a white card stock panel, and I adhered it over a red card. Then, on a piece of white cardstock, I created the patterned background using different colors of ink and a sponge. After that, I die cut the heart  shape from my custom patterned paper and from a foam sheet (to give the heart dimension). I adhered the heart centered over the white panel. Next,  I die cut the valentine word from black card stock and a piece of black foam. I adhered it onto the heart, and I complemented it with a tiny sentiment. At the end, I added some pretty sequins and gemstones.

I also made a pillow box. I randomly stamped little hearts over a piece of white card stock. Then, I created the pillow box with a punch board. I tied a bow and I added a little heart shaped tag that coordinates with the card.


Please don’t forget to visit the blogs below to see other wonderful ideas by a group of super talented designers:

Hero Arts
Jennifer McGuire
Yana Smakula
Lucy Abrams
Lydia Fiedler
>>> Mariana Grigsby<<<
Libby Hickson

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

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Thanks for stopping by 🙂 Have a wonderful crafty week!


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January MMH Sneak Peek

My Monthly Hero Countdown is happening right now! The fabulous MMH kit is going to be released tomorrow at noon at the HA store! Here is a sneak peek:

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If you want to know more about it and the GIVEAWAY, please click >>>HERE<<<

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Thanks for stopping by. Have a wonderful crafty 2016!


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