FSJ • Happy New Year + 5 Faves Cards & Products

The year is almost over, and by now we all should have a list or at least, a tentative list of  resolutions for the upcoming year, right? Well, mine is a short list that of course, includes sharing projects more often here on my blog. 2017 was a busy year for our family, so between two jobs, having the task of selling our old house, finding a new one, and moving in, was challenging to me. On the good note, the 2017 resolutions “selling the house” and “buying a house”  have a  big check mark on the side! I can not complain, everything worked perfect for us.

Anyways,  today I am sharing a card that I made for New Years. I have to say that using patterned papers can always save you a lot of time, specially if you are short of time. I used one of the prints from the Through the Year prints pack, an with one of these 12 x 12 sheets you can make as eight backgrounds for a card like mine below:


The focal point was simply stamped with Black Licorice Ink over a Whip Cream small panel. I put some Journey Glaze over the words and glasses of Champagne. While the Journey glaze was still wet, I added some Silver Shavings over the glasses just to make them shine, and they actually look like tiny pretty bubbles 😉


I complemented the background with strips of different kinds of Journey tape, some mirror gold stars, silk and some stars that I cut out from the Star Struck  strip. That was it!

To end this year and to share again with you, I chose five card that are my 2017 favorites. Please click on them if you want to see more details about them:






The Fun Stampers Journey Catalog is full of amazing products, but of course I have some that are my favorites, so today I also want to share my five favorites products that I think everybody should have 😉  Journey Glaze, Liquid Colors, Silks, Journey Gel Press, Journey Coloring Pencils.



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Finally,  I just want to wish you all a Happy New Year and Thank you all for taking the time to visit my blog!! I hope you can continue doing it 😉


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Holiday Celebrations / SS-0521
Black Licorice True Color Fusion Ink / IP-0041
Journey Silver Silk / IP-0090
Journey Gold Silk / IP-0096
Sparkle Silk / IP-0126
Star Struck / AC-0305
Classic Elegance Journey Tape / AC-0291
Silver Sparkle Tape / AC-0259
Silver Shavings / AC-0344
Journey Glaze / AD-0002
Through the Year Prints / PP-0050
Mirror Gold / CS-0136
Black Licorice 8.5 x 11″ cardstock / CS-0003
Whip Cream  8.5 x 11″ cardstock / CS-0040


FSJ • Thank You Card

One of the Fun Stampers Journey Products that I can never get tired of using are the Liquid Colors. Liquid Colors are dye based and they are available in twelve different colors.


The colors are vibrant and can be used to create backgrounds, or to color images as well. For this card I payed with some of the colors,  and I used a stencil too.  I like to create several backgrounds at the time, since I know I can use them later for other projects.


The stamp set that I used is called Dahlia Burst  with its matching dies.  In the beginning I thought of leaving the flowers plain white, but in the end I added a hint of color using my Journey Color Burst color pencils to kind of integrate them more into the background.


I matted the background panel with white cardstock and stitches along the edge. I adhered the stitched panel to a base card. I layered the flowers and leaves, and adhered them with Journey squares and dots. I complemented the cluster with a white-embossed sentiment, sparkle cuts, silk and  a few sequins.  This card was so much fun to make!

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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 week!


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Dahlia Burst Stamp set / SS-203
Dahlia Burst Die Set / DI-0127
Liquid Colors Bundle / BD-0303
Journey Color Burst JM-0077
Journey Gel Press / JM-0107
Black Licorice True Color Fusion ink / IP-0041
Journey Color Burst / JM-0077
Journey Sparkle Cuts / AC-0151
Journey Sequins Bloom Time / AC- 0114
Whip Cream 8.5 x 11 cardstock / CS-0040
Black Licorice 8.5 x 11 cardstock / CS-0003
Sweet Berry 8.5 x 11 cardstock / CS-0034