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SASS News & Updates

Hi Angels!

I did not realize I had been missing in action for so long. I updated the classes last month but never posted. My apologies. I am partially through a blog refresh & on the way to posting more often. All the page tabs on the site have been updated. Check out the Art Event page for upcoming classes.

It’s a new catalog year with Fun Stampers Journey! If you would like to receive a catalog, you can contact me or click on the catalog image below. There are over 300 pages of products & inspiration to fuel your creativity!

As usual I had a fabulous time at convention & came back ready to put more time & effort into sharing my passion for art & FSJ. Stay tuned for a new monthly Stamp of the Month feature where I will be highlighting a current stamp set throughout the month with 4 projects & a free tutorial for a 5th project. August’s featured stamp set will be Escape the Ordinary.

So I had a bit of a surprise while I was at convention. Unbeknown to me, I was nominated for the Spirit of FSJ Award for my work not only in art but in the community with our Cards for Troops, the homeless at Feed His Sheep & the Salvation Army. You guessed it, I was given the award. This picture was taken right after I stepped offstage & I was still surprised & shocked. What a blessing! I don’t usually like to stand in the limelight.

 

I am enjoying sharing more through live video and I am going to learn how to post my videos here too. I still am using my phone for now. We have to invest in a new computer for me to be able to get a more professional look going. Stay tuned for the technique videos on the ZigZag & Swirl Backgrounds. Here is a picture of the Swirls.

 

You can connect with me on Facebook, Instagram & Pinterest too. I will work on getting the social links updated next.

Have a Fabulous Weekend! Spend some time creating!

Angel Club, Classes, Fun Stampers Journey, SASS News

April Notes

Wow! February & March flew by! I was a bit busy & a bit under the weather with allergies.

I have been re-evaluating my business practices & working to improve. I place my priority on being creative & keeping my Facebook business page up. Working several social media sites takes a bit of work.  I will be strategizing on my 40th Anniversary trip, later this month, with my hubby some plans to improve sharing content & getting a better video system set up. So thankful he is willing to help with some of the technical aspects.

The calendar is updated through May & I got the newsletter done. You can preview it here: Sass Art Notes April

Here are some highlights of April, more info in the newsletter, be sure to sign up to receive it.

Stay Creative & Enjoy April!

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February Notes

Hi Angels! Welcome back to my blog!

I am working hard to bring fresh new content to my blog, including more tips & techniques, a free tutorial download every couple of months & more.

You may have noticed when you stopped by that I have a new newsletter sign-up. SASS Art Notes will be a monthly update of classes, sales & other happenings going on at the Sassy AngelS Studio. I will be offering a free card tutorial soon for those who sign-up. Here is a preview of the new newsletter http://preview.mailerlite.com/u3n8t3

Social media is hard work & I am setting a goal to master more of the basics this year. How exciting! Be sure to head on over to my Facebook page where I will be doing 2 live videos a week & sharing more inspiration.

Here is a peek at the Valentine Class this Saturday & the Spring Botanicals class the 12th.

I will be updating the class calendar tomorrow. Stay tuned for some exciting classes!

 

Have a Fabulously Creative Week!

 

Classes, Fun Stampers Journey, SASS News

2018 New Year Update

Hi Angels!

Welcome back to my blog & a brand New Year!

It’s always fun to think of the exciting possibilities & fresh start a new year brings. Maybe you have travel plans, looking to start a new career, take a bit more time for yourself, upsize, downsize, organize, reflect or refresh. The possibilities are endless.

I am busy working on some new classes & adventures at the SASS Studio. January classes are posted & will be on the light side as I am off to Fun Stampers Journey Lead by Design Leadership Conference on the 9th. I will be hosting a couple of bigger Cards for Troops/Ministry Blessing Events this year and I hope you will join us in making cards to bring smiles to our service members & others who can use a blessing.

January 1st launches our new Bloom This Way Catalog. Join us the 1st five days of the month for a launch party over on the Fun Stampers Journey Facebook page.

 

You can view the new catalog here:  https://issuu.com/funstampersjourney/docs/btw_2018_issuu_upload

The January promotion will help you get your art space organized for the new year of creating. Enjoy 20% off storage items & clear acrylic blocks. I love our blocks with the grid lines that help you line up your stamp for straighter stamping. I have the silver storage cases & love them. A stylish way to organize your supplies.

I love, love the January Bloom Box too! Who doesn’t like terrariums with pretty plants?


I am still debating if I can squeeze a class in this month for this box. Remember you can have crafty fun delivered to your door every month with a 6 month subscription KO-0002  for $24.95 a month + S&H&tax or you can purchase individual Bloom Boxes KO-0003 for $29.95 a month + S&H&tax for just the ones you love.

One of my goals is to get more posts in for 2018. Stay tuned for more art adventures.

Wishing You a Fabulous New Year!

 

 

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Special Birthday

Hi Angels!

Welcome back to the SASS blog!

Today I am sharing the card I made for my FSJ upline’s birthday. Deb Valder is an amazing upline. She encourages, teaches, shares & loves all her downline & is a true inspiration to me.  Her encouragement helps me stretch my business further & work harder at sharing the love of art.

Deb loves black & white so I created this beauty with our Pearled Basics Specialty paper. It comes in black & white & shimmers throughout.

This card was hard to get a good picture of between the shimmery paper & the silver foil for the feather. So while it may look all black & white, there is a pop of silver in the feather. I experimented with adding more dimension to the feather by using the negative cut outs from the white feather & I modified a leaf from the Blooming Details die set.

Here is another angle on the card.


 

This post will make day 213 on my Facebook page. Creeping ever closer to one year of sharing everyday. Working on consistency.

 

Supply List

Stay tuned for the 12 Days of Deals in December. There are some great specials & flat rate shipping of $5 each day you order.
I am also working on the New Year of classes & a couple of special Cards for the Troops events.
Stay Creative!
Cards, Fun Stampers Journey

Anniversary Creation

Hi Angels!

Welcome back to my blog!

Today I am sharing the Anniversary Card I made for my daughter’s 3rd wedding anniversary.

I used a hand painted paper I made quite a while ago. I often hand paint in large batches & then can pull from my files anytime I want a special background. I believe this one was created with Easter egg dyes. You can buy the kits on clearance after the holiday. I used the tablets, dissolved in warm water & placed in a spray bottle.

The stamp for this card is from an old Unity KOTM April 2014. Sparkle is added with the glitter words & Fun Stampers Journey Sparkle Silk. It looks like it has spots but it’s the sparkle reflecting in the light.

Simply Stunning!

I have officially been posting now for 209 days on my Facebook page. Be sure to check out my other creative endeavors. There are a couple of sneak peeks of the new Bloom This Way catalog premiering Jan. 1st. But there is lots of fun before then. We are having a Black Friday – Cyber Monday special this weekend and in December stay tuned for the 12 Days of Deals. Click my shop now button to go shopping.

I used a few of my Fun Stampers Journey supplies to create this card.

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November at SASS Studio

Hi Angels!

Wow! I need to get busy with my blog & post more often! I just moved my website to a new service & am hoping it is so much easier to navigate their system. So far so good!

The holidays are fast approaching & there are only a couple of classes left at the SASS Studio for this year. November brings the Birdsong Bloom Box Class for $5 on the 16th. This is another set that is predicted to sell out. These birdies are fabulous! I often add a re-design to the cards so they may look a wee bit different from the actual cards below.


Remember you have options now for the Bloom Box. You can get a 6 month subscription for $24.95 + s & h Kit #KO-0002 or you can purchase just the boxes you want for $29.95 + s & h Kit #KO-0003.

On Nov. 20th will be a Frames class featuring the Ornamental & Snow Frames from the Journey Holidays catalog. Cost is $7 & will feature 5 projects including this gift card holder I designed & did a Facebook live video on.

This month’s sales special is Pockets & Lockets, perfect for gift giving. We have a beautiful jewelry collection in the catalog that you can wear as is or add your own creative spin on. Plus there are 2 exclusive kits perfect for holiday gifting. I love our jewelry because I have metal allergies & I can wear this jewelry! It is rhodium plated so no allergy issues for me. I have spent years buying cheap earrings & transferring them to hypoallergenic wires so I can wear a bit of sparkle. With the Bloom Collection, I can now wear necklaces & bracelets too. And with our pocket sale, you can create beautiful packaging for your holiday gift giving.

Speaking of holiday gift giving, our planner kits are still available this month & there will be Black Friday/Cyber Monday specials!

Finally to round out November, the Big Deal promotion is still going on too. It’s the perfect time to join the Journey for just $25 & I would love to have you join the Sassy AngelS Stampers as a team member.

I am a wee bit busy this month but will do my best to find the time to get in a few more blog posts. So I am challenging myself to a post a week for November. I am still learning to coordinate all my media areas.  You can always check out my FB Business Page too.  Stay tuned for more inspiration!

Take some time to be creative this weekend!

Classes, Fun Stampers Journey, Planners, SASS News

October News at the SASS Studio

Hey Angels! Welcome back to my blog!

Gee, September went by quickly. I was hoping to get a couple of more posts done. Sometimes life just has other plans.

October is full of fun promotions & a couple of classes & the 2nd Sassy Angel’S retreat this year.

Right now there are only 2 classes on the calendar. This Thursday the 5th is the Koi Dreams Class. You can make 4 cards & receive the stamp set for $8. October 30th is the Love Card Class for $5. I have a frames class in the works using the new holiday frames sets in the Journey Holidays catalog.

Are you a planner girl? This month’s Fun Stampers Journey promotion is 25% of planner supplies plus 2 exclusive planner kits! AND some of the biggest artists in the planner community will be featuring FSJ planner products on Instagram all month. They include Steph Buice, Jennie McGarvey, Nancy Daniano, Anabelle O’Malley, Jomelle Gomez, and Stephanie Howell. Cool! I think I’ll dabble more in planner art this month myself.

I am always looking for new team members for the Sassy Angel’S Team & we have a great sign-up special for Oct & Nov for new coaches! You can sign up with the Designer Kit option regularly $49.99 for just $25! Perfect if you are a hobbyist or maybe you’d like to try building an FSJ business but don’t want to invest a lot of $ to get started. If you are tired of not having a great store near you or the cheaper quality product the big box stores are selling lately, than this is the perfect opportunity to have access to great quality product at a 20% discount. Think consistently matching color in paper, inks & accessories, mixed media supplies, we even have jewelry to help you sparkle & shine. And there is an added bonus of being able to purchase the Platinum Die Cutting Machine for just $50 if you place your 1st qualifying order in the first 21 days. The Platinum Machine takes a lot of your larger dies, 8 x 8 embossing folders & my favorite when you are using tiny dies, half the platform is magnetic & half is not, no more jumping dies. Now let’s break it down a bit further. The Designer Kit is valued at $130 & you get it for $25 that’s $115 in free product to get you started. The Platinum Machine is $249.95 & you can purchase it for $50 a savings of $199.95 so you receive a savings of almost $315. WOW! Wish I could sign-up again. Contact me if you need more info.

 

Now there wouldn’t be creating at the SASS Studio without paying it forward & blessing others. This month there is a special opportunity to provide cards for breast cancer patients & those who care for them with our Be Brave Card Drive. The Journey Station has a goal of 500 cards. If you have the opportunity to make a card & send it off to the Journey Station that would be fabulous! You can send your card to

Fun Stampers Journey

1125 W. Pinnacle Peak Road
Building 4, Suite 141
Phoenix, AZ 85027

I know there is a lot of updates here but I hope you are excited to create during October. Maybe try your hand at planner art or making a card to bless a cancer patient. I’ll pop back by soon with another post. I promise it won’t be a whole month this time.

Have a Fabulous Week!

Card Buffet, Fun Stampers Journey

Summer in Oklahoma Pocket Letter

Hi Angels!

Popping in for a quick post about my Twinchie Pocket letter.

Over on the One Journey Coaches Challenge Group on Facebook they post a weekly challenge. At the beginning of August, they posted one for a Pocket Letter & I decided it would be fun to play along.

A pocket letter is a creation of small works of art based on the multi-pocket album pages. We used the 12 pocket 2 inch by 2 inch page to create a summer themed pocket letter that fits our Journey Days Albums created by Webster’s Pages exclusively for Fun Stampers Journey.

Since we usually do not travel during the summer months, I did mine based on our Oklahoma summer right here at home. We moved to 2 wooded acres in the country last year, around the corner from Lake Thunderbird. We have deer, squirrels, possum, every once in a while we sight a coyote or fox & there are lots of trees, it’s wonderful. The deer come right up into our yard to feed & camp out at night.  With acorn & black walnut trees the squirrel are plentiful & our dog Reilly is always on watch for them. It wouldn’t be summer in Oklahoma without some Native American festivities or maybe a ride down Route 66.

I used quite a variety of our products on these small masterpieces including some of my recent marbling play with our silks, along with stamps, stencils and accessories. It really was fun to dig through all my FSJ stamp sets to see what would fit the theme.

This will make my 124th day of sharing artwork over on my Facebook business page.

Have a Fabulous & Creative Labor Day Weekend! I know I will be in studio creating for September’s classes.

Thanks for stopping by!

Fun Stampers Journey, Mixed Media, SASS News

September News & Updates

Hey Angels!

Wow, August flew by fast! I thought I’d get a couple of more blog posts in & poof the month was gone!

I am working harder on my creating & business to continue to move myself ahead of schedule. Start to look for more updates on classes & techniques soon.

I also did my first Facebook live with a quick intro & tour of the studio.  You can see my Facebook page here. There’s a marbling video coming soon, maybe even by this Friday. Stay tuned.

So on to September. I did some adjusting to the class schedule. Please check the current class page for details. I am hosting an all day Blessing Events for the Troops on Saturday Sept. 16th to make as many Christmas cards as possible for our service members. They have to be sent in October to reach them in time to send home to their families. Please consider joining us in studio for this event.

I am also adding a Shaker card class to the calendar Monday Sept 18th. Join us for a “shaking” good time. :0)

We have some great specials in September. Mixed media is the current hot trend. Several Fun Stampers Journey products will be 20% off during September including our Gel Press. It’s a great time to stock up on fresh new creative supplies.  A great starter kit just got better with more supplies heading your way. If you’d like to join the Sassy AngelS team, this is a great time. After you place your 1st $150 order, you will receive a mixed media kit valued at over $100, sure to spark some great creative projects.

 

The September Bloom Box is fabulous! Hello Sunflower is expected to sell out. Remember you can now order 2 ways,  either a 6 month subscription so you never miss the fun or one box at a time for the ones you really like. 

I will be traveling to Waco, Texas in late September to attend RG Hits the Road. The wonderful thing about our FSJ events is the creative inspiration & new ideas shared. I am sure I will be bringing back some fabulous ideas to share for future projects.

Thanks for popping by for an update.

Do something creative to bless others this week.