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.

 

 

Blog Hop, Cards, Fun Stampers Journey

Holidays Blog Hop

Hey Angels!

Welcome back to my blog for another great FSJ hop! We are celebrating the holidays & Bringing Paper to Life! If you arrived here from Debra’s blog then you are right on track. If not, just keep hopping along until you come full circle.

I created 2 cards for you this time. I was playing with a concept & well one led to the other. You don’t always have to have Christmas stamps on hand to create great cards. I used a combo of non-holiday & holiday stamps to create these cards. Here is card #1:

This card was so much fun. I used the new Host Exclusive from the Journey Holidays catalog, Dashing Deer Die as the start of this card. He needed a forest to go with him so he got one with the Fresh Forest stamp set. Card base & sentiment are done in Blue Lagoon. The deer was die cut from Oatmeal Cookie & stamped in Oatmeal Cookie ink with the Coils & Curls stamp set to add interest. The trees were stamped with my custom green Create-a-Palette ink pad. I used my Pool Play Splash Pencil to create my landscape, the wet glue washed out the color a bit when I added in the Sparkle Dust for snow. This quick card made me decide to do a variation on the theme. So here is card #2:

Where card #1 is more elegant, card #2 is just plain cute. This time I added in the Creature Comforts critters to my forest scene. These cards will be featured in my next 10-10-10 Class next Saturday the 26th.

I hope you enjoyed these 2 holiday cards. Be sure to check out the new Journey Holidays catalog. I am sure you will find lots to make your fall & winter holiday creations fabulous!

Please hop on over to Heather’s blog to check out her wonderful art.

 

 

 

 

 

1. Ruth Cooper – You are here
2. Heather  
3. Carol N 
 Check out the supplies below & click the Shop Now link above to go shopping.

Supply List

Have a Fabulously Creative Weekend!
Thanks for stopping by.
Cards, Classes, Fun Stampers Journey, SASS News

August Class News & Updates

Hey Angels!

Wow! It’s already August. Doesn’t seem like we should be this far into the year or that school will be starting back up soon.

Have you started thinking about the holidays yet?  Well hang on to your hats because the Journey Holidays catalog is live. There are Halloween, Fall/Thanksgiving & Christmas goodies to inspire your holiday projects. I have already created a few cards that you can see over on my Facebook page.  Click here or on the catalog below to check it out.

 

 

The August Special is Fusion Vibes. You might need a few new colors for your holiday creating. You can stock up on all the basic inkpad colors at 20% off. This does not include the ink bundles, Create-a-Palette, Clear Pigment or Gold & Silver pads.

 

 

Now as if bright color wasn’t enough, we have a really cool Retro Bloom Box this month. This set is called Pop Art &  if you love old school comics this kit’s a must have. Remember you can order by subscription so you don’t miss out KO-0002 or you can do a one time purchase K0-0003 of any Bloom Box while supplies last. I can’t wait to get mine & start creating.


This Bloom Box was the inspiration behind this card for my son-in-law’s birthday:


Really cool & on trend!

The class calendar is up to date if you check out the Current Classes page.  Join me in studio for marbling backgrounds, creating great nature cards or learning some Gel Press techniques. Don’t forget our Blessings event to bless our troops & the local community and our  regular 10-10-10 Card class.

Have a fabulous August & I hope to see you in studio soon!

 

 

Classes, Fun Stampers Journey, Mixed Media

Have Courage

Hey Angels!

Still working on getting regular posts done. I have started to schedule regular work hours for the studio & hope to add in video soon.

Fortunately life is flexible. This canvas class was scheduled for earlier this month & now it’s on the 31st. There is still time to join in some creative fun. You will have the option of the sunset background or a more sky blue type background for this canvas. You will also have a few more options of sentiments to personalize your canvas with.

I had a lot  of fun creating this canvas. I started with a general idea of what I wanted to design & just started playing. I wanted this 1st canvas class to be fairly simple but still have lots of texture & visual interest. It came out great!

This canvas features Tiger Bonsai from the new Mystic Romance collection. I am loving the new embroidery look to these stamps. Check out the supply list below:

Supply List

 The only non-FSJ products used were the canvas & the tissue paper to stamp the sentiments on.
Find some time to get creative this week!
Blog Hop, Cards, Fun Stampers Journey

July Bloom Box Blog Hop – Mermaid Kisses

Hi Angels!

Welcome back for blog hop #2 featuring Mermaid Kisses, the Fun Stampers Journey Bloom Box for July. If you arrived here from Crissy’s blog, then you are right on track, if not just keep hopping until you come full circle.

This blog hop will showcase some additional projects you can make with this month’s Bloom Box.

I had a lot of fun creating today’s card.

Isn’t she fabulous? I built the oval first by layering scallops in Whip Cream, Pool Play & Beach Ball and attaching them to the large Journey Oval die cut, then trimming to shape. I embossed the background layer using the new Layered Scallops embossing folder. I then took some Sparkle Silk, added a bit of Turbo Teal silk for a hint of color & added some splash & sparkle to the embossed layer & oval. My little mermaid is Gold embossed & water colored with the Color Splash pencils. I used the Color Burst pencils on her skin & hair. The sentiment is also Gold embossed. A few sequins & some foam squares to pop up the elements & this beauty is finished & ready to brighten someone’s day.

Starting with the July Bloom Box, FSJ made some changes to how you can purchase the Bloom Box. You can still subscribe for 6 months & receive great projects on your doorstep for just $24.95 per month plus shipping/tax. Or you can now purchase the Bloom Box ala cart for $29.95 per month plus shipping/tax for just the months you wish to purchase. Ala cart purchases are until supplies run out, so if it’s a popular set, you could miss out. Bloom Boxes will no longer be available after the month they are released unless there are still some in stock, once they are gone, they’re gone.

Thank-you visiting my blog. Be sure to hop on over & check out Kristina’s great project.

Let’s go shopping:

Have a wonderfully creative week & share a smile with someone!

 

 

Blog Hop, Cards, Fun Stampers Journey

Bringing Paper to Life Blog Hop

Hi Angels! Welcome back to my blog & the 1st Blog Hop of the new catalog year. This month’s theme is Bringing Paper to Life. If you arrived here from Kim’s blog then you are right on track, if not, no worries, just keep hopping until you come full circle.

I just love the new Mystic Romance collection. Almost all of the stamps in this collection look like they have been stitched or embroidered. I selected the Dreams Follow stamp & die combo to make today’s card.

The card base is Pool Play with a layer of Pretty Amethyst embossed with the Mystic Impressions Embossing Folder. The background & butterfly were splashed with Sparkle Silk. I used Watermelon Fusion, Pool Play & Lavender Fusion inks to ink the butterfly, then die cut & embellished with the new Fashion Silver Metallic Dots. One wing on the butterfly is popped with Journey Foam Squares as well as the sentiment. The sentiment is embossed with Silver Embossing powder.

I hope you enjoyed today’s project. Hop back by tomorrow for another blog hop featuring the July Bloom Box Mermaid Kisses.

Hop on over to Heather’s Blog to see her great project.

 

Let’s go shopping:

Have a Fabulous Weekend!

 

 

SASS News

Welcome! It’s a New Catalog Year

Hey Angels! Welcome back to my blog!

Life has been a bit hectic again but I am purposefully scheduling in time to be creative & share tips & techniques. I am even practicing so I can add video. So far I have shared artwork every day for 63 days on my Facebook page. I’m aiming for 100 but also trying to make it a regular habit. You can follow along on Facebook at www.facebook.com/SassyAngelSStudio

Have you seen the wonderful new Fun Stampers Journey Catalog that launched July 1st?  If you thought last year’s catalog was great this year’s is absolutely fabulous! It’s even bigger! The stamp sets are dynamite, the mixed media offerings are off the charts, there’s scrapbook goodies, new jewelry and some fantastic planner & organizational bits to keep you on track. But don’t take my word for it, click on the image below to check it out for yourself.

 

Have you ever considered becoming a Fun Stampers Journey Coach? There’s no better time than between July 1st – 31st. We are offering a new starter kit & double stamps in your kit when  you sign up in July. What are the perks of being a Fun Stampers Journey Coach? You’ll be joining a company that cares about their coaches and helps them build their business.  You can easily be a hobbyist & keep your own creative studio well stocked. FSJ offers the lowest minimum in the industry at just $150 a quarter. That’s just $50 a month & you get your coach discount of 20% plus generous hostess & customer benefits. We offer the widest variety of product on the market with exclusive partnerships with other major companies like Simple Stories, Gel Press & PanPastels. Email me for more information at sassyangelsstudio@gmail.com   I would love to have you join the Sassy AngelS Stampers team!

Our Bloom Boxes now have 2 options. Subscribe for 6 months of inspiration delivered directly to your door for $24.95 or purchase your favorite Bloom Boxes individually for $29.95 but this only applies while supplies last. Once they are gone, they’re gone.  Bloom boxes make it great to squeeze in some creative time every month if you have a busy schedule with 4 card kits & a stamp set that can be used indefinitely. Plus join me most months for an exclusive Bloom Box class in the SASS Studio.  July’s Mermaid Wishes class is going to be fabulous & fun! Sign-up today!

Speaking of classes. The Current Class Page has been updated through September. Most classes are limited to 8 per class, but no worries, most classes can be scheduled more than once. Secure your spot by emailing me at sassyangelsstudio@gmail.com or pre-paying for class at PayPal.Me/RuthCooper4SASS

 

Thanks for checking out SASS studio’s  update.

Stay tuned for fun art.

Cards, Fun Stampers Journey, SASS News

Welcoming Baby

Hi Angels! It’s SASS time at the studio!

Thanks for joining me today!

Today’s card is a baby card I created for my Chiropractor & his wife. After many years of waiting, they were finally blessed with an adorable baby girl.

Isn’t the little elephant cute? It was a joy to create such a fun card.

I want to address something. As most of you know I am a Fun Stampers Journey Coach which means I sell FSJ products to my customers but you can obviously tell by this card that I used a couple of other products on it. Why would I not use all FSJ? Well quite simply I have been creating for well over 30 years now. I have a huge variety & I love creating with diverse techniques & products. Most of the time my creations are designed from a vision I see in my imagination. Sometimes inspired by another artist’s creation that I truly like, I do CASE usually with a twist but 90% of the time it comes straight from my mind.  Being able to “dig” through my stash, gives me a huge variety to make my vision into art and a wise use of the resources I already own.  I also believe this is a valuable gift from God & it’s my joy to share creativity with everyone, especially as encouragement.

I love my Fun Stampers Journey products. They form the base of all my creations. A terrific color line of paper, inks & mixed media products, fabulous adhesives, a wonderful selection of dies, punches & stamps. I love the quality of all the products & the consistency in the colors throughout the color line. This quality allows me to create knowing my colors match beautifully. The things I use over & over again, like the ovals in this baby card, or my adhesives, allow me to create wonderful quality pieces of art.

There is one more important reason to use a variety to create. There was a statistic shared at CHA that 10 years ago there were over 2700 independent stores across America & Canada, now sadly there are just 340. Several more manufacturers & other small businesses have closed not reported in this statistic. Several of the art business I purchase from are small just like me & my FSJ business. They support their local economy, just like I do. They work from their homes, small offices or store fronts.  It’s important to support small business & the arts community. Because the big box stores decided they had to feature their own craft lines a few years back, you don’t see the rich diversity of what’s available on the market if you always shop with them. They have become cookie cutter to me, copying the latest trends in their own brand name so they reap more of the profits & often offer poor quality supplies. It’s a struggle for all art businesses in our current economy but it’s a bigger struggle for the smaller companies & home businesses.

I am a local small business. This is not only my business but my ministry. I offer classes & the Fun Stampers Journey product line for ordering. I believe Fun Stampers Journey has the perfect mix of products for stampers, scrappers & mixed media artists. My club is exclusively FSJ & about 90% of my classes are FSJ exclusive. I share my expertise with everyone who loves to create. At the SASS studio you can relax, enjoy creative time, make new friends, learn new tips & techniques & bless others by helping to create cards for our Troops & our local Salvation Army Angel Tree program.

I also hope that by sharing different things from time to time it inspires you to see what you already own in a new creative light.

Live big, support small, enjoy creating & share with others.

Thanks for popping by!

(Note: If you are new to creating, CASE means Copy & Share Everything. Art is meant to inspire so CASE & add your own flair.)