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 
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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!

 

 

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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!

 

 

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Childhood – Journey Blog Hoppers Hop

It’s time for another blog hop! This months theme is Childhood.

If  you arrived here from Heather’s blog, then you are right on track. If not just keep hopping along until you come full circle.

I had a bit of fun with my card this time. I love playing & experimenting. I saw a card on Pinterest from another company & decided to translate the sketch design into my card for this hop. I also had recently taken a class featuring the art of Laurel Burch & incorporated that too. Here is what I came up with in design:

I know several little girls that would love this card!

I started by making the colored circle. I took a Color Splash sheet & heavily spritzed it with water on both sides then started dropping Sweet Berry, Lavender Fusion & Pineapple Smoothie Splashes into the water on the Splash sheet.  When the color started to blob, I spritzed the sheet more. I set the sheet aside to dry.

I don’t work in gold a lot as I much prefer silver, but there is something about the thin gold lines in Laurel Burch art that is very appealing with the rich color. Much like the thin gold accents found in Washi or Yuzen paper, another favorite of mine. I stamped the angel from the Guardian Angel set in clear pigment ink & embossed in Gold embossing powder. I used my Color Splash Pencils & a Journey Blending Brush filled with water to color my angel. I left the wings uncolored, added glue & sprinkled with Sparkle Cuts. I cut my little angel out with the matching die.

Next I worked on the Whip Cream card base. I stamped the sentiment from Be Happy in Lavender Fusion. I took the large stars from Create Confetti, stamped them in clear ink & embossed with White Embossing powder.  They are subtle but add great tone on tone interest to the card with a bit of shine. After the Splash sheet was dry, I cut a circle out with Journey Circles & popped it & the angel on the circle with Journey Foam Squares.

Next up on the hop is Betsye’s blog.

It’s a short but fun hop this month! Please leave some love in the comments of each artist, it’s always appreciated.

2. Heather 

 

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Dude Journey Blog Hop

 

Welcome to the Journey Blog Hoppers Hop!

If you arrived here from Becky’s  blog then you are right on track. No worries if you didn’t just keep hopping until you come full circle.

The theme for this month’s hop is Dude. It seems really easy to design feminine & general cards but a lot of us just draw a blank when it comes to designing a card for the guys. I find it especially challenging since I live with techno geeks not sports fanatics. I often choose nature or vehicles when designing masculine cards & this month is no exception.  I started my design process by flipping through my stamp sets & seeing what grabbed my attention. Having just modified a store-bought card with a car on it for a friend, I gravitated towards my FSJ Let’s Ride motorcycle stamp. Here is the result:

When the weather is warm, we see a lot of motorcycles here in Oklahoma. I made this card to reflect leaving the OKC metro area behind & hitting the open road. This card can easily be used for many different occasions.

The card base is Pomegranate Splash with Brushed Silver & Pool Play layers. I used the Journey Long Rectangles to create the horizon line & added a strip of Denim Days embossed with the new Love Stripes Embossing folder to the bottom. I needed a “city” so I used the Build-A Skyscraper stamp set to make my buildings. I used Pool Play ink for the buildings so they were more in the background. Tone on tone offers a softer effect. The sentiment is from the Hit The Road stamp set. I then stamped the Let’s Ride motorcycle on Whip Cream in Pomegranate Splash ink & fussy cut around the image. I then pulled out my Silver Silk & highlighted the lights & some of the chrome areas on the cycle. A touch of River Stone PanPastels beneath the bike softened the stark white so it blended with the card more. The motorcycle is popped with Journey Foam Squares.

Be sure to check out all the artists on the hop & leave some love in a comment. Your next stop on the hop is Betsye’s blog.

Here is the complete blog list:

4. Ruth Cooper – You are here
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All You Need is Love February Blog Hop with The Savvy 7

Welcome back to my blog! Today I am hopping with The Savvy 7 as a guest blogger.

Our theme for February is All You Need is Love and I chose a classic white on white card featuring some great Fun Stampers Journey products.

I like to create Valentine cards that can also be used for Weddings & Anniversaries. I used Whip Cream cardstock for this particular card but will often raise the elegance level by using our white Pearled Basics paper.  This card features the I Heart Embossing Folder from the new Bloom This Way mini catalog. I just love the little hearts. I took our White Liner adhesive sheet & attached it to the Whip Cream cardstock to cut out the Decorative Hearts Die. I then peeled away the remaining adhesive backing & added Sparkle Cuts to the delicate die cut. I cut a separate solid heart from the die to back it with. The sentiment comes from Banner Sentiments. I masked off the word forever & stamped the Love in Clear Pigment ink, embossed with Silver embossing powder & diecut with an Ovals die. The background, heart & sentiment are all popped with Foam Squares to add dimension & interest. A couple of Rhinestones with a Sparkle Heart complete the card. It is much more dynamic & sparkly in person.

 

Thank-you for visiting my blog today. Be sure to check out all The Savvy 7 projects.



 

 

 

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Fun Stampers Journey Holiday Blog Hop

Welcome back to my blog and this months Journey Holiday Blog Hop! If you arrived here from Crissy’s blog  then you are right on track. If not just keep hopping right along & you’ll come full circle.

This month’s theme is holiday and I chose to do something a little different.

I decided to use the Bloom Cluster die, some Cranberry Bliss & some Pearled Basics paper in white to create my focal image on my card. I started with a Limeade Splash card base. I embossed Silent Night from the Oh Holy stamp set in Gold Embossing powder. I then added a splashed background with my Gold & Silver Silks. I attached my Bloom Cluster die cuts & a few rhinestones for a simple elegant card.

As you read this, I am traveling home from a Christmas trip to Nashville Tennessee. I took very limited supplies with me on my trip. This helps me think outside the box. It also shows that with just a few items & one holiday stamp set that you can create a variety of cards on a budget. Creating can be as budget friendly as you need it to be, while still allowing you to add in a new purchase here & there to your stash. For the New Year, take a fresh look at your supplies & see how many possibilities are there. When you pick up a new purchase think of how many different ways you might  be able to create with it. A good suggestion is if you can make 3 different projects with it, it’s a good purchase.

Stayed tuned for the new Bloom This Way mini catalog launching Jan. 1st. You might just find a new supply or 2 that might have endless possibilities for creating.

Hop on over & check out what  Kim Lamos has created.

Blog Roll:

2. Ruth Cooper – You are here
Thanks for hopping by! Have a truly Merry Christmas!
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Be Amazing Blog Hop

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Welcome back to my blog & the Fun Stampers Journey Be Amazing Blog Hop. If you arrived here from Betsye Rose’s blog you are right on track. If not, no worries, just keep hopping until you come full circle.

This month we are featuring the Be Amazing Collection. This collection is fun, vibrant & has possibilities for endless creating.

I made an encouragement card. Everyone needs a day brightener now & then. The Amazing neon colors deliver sunshine & smiles & would definitely chase away the winter blues.

 

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This card features a Black Licorice card base with a Whip Cream layer stamped with the Amazing Hearts background stamp & Turbo Teal Fusion ink. I accented the hearts with Outrageous Pink & Electric Lime Silks using a stylus tip. The center of the card is trading card size & has an Orange Rave mat, layered with a Cosmic Grape background embossed with the Yummy Dots embossing folder & popped with Journey Foam Squares onto the Amazing Hearts background. The sentiment is from the Rock Notes stamp set & was stamped with Turbo Teal Fusion ink first, then stamped with Clear Pigment ink & embossed with Clear Embossing Powder with a touch of Sparkle Dust mixed in. I die cut the sentiment with Journey Tag Elements dies & layered on a black mat and popped onto the Cosmic Grape background. I used a heart & star from the Amazing Accents painted with Outrageous Pink & Electric Lime silks. A few Outrageous Pink, Electric Lime & Orange Rave sequins finish off the card with style.

Thanks for visiting my blog. Hop on over to Kim’s blog next and enjoy her amazing creation.

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Here is the Blog Roll of all our participants.

2. Ruth Cooper –  You are Here
Have a Wonderfully Blessed Thanksgiving!
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Blog Hop, Cards, Faith Based Art, Fun Stampers Journey, Scripture Art

Faith Journey Blog Hop

 

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Welcome back to my blog & the Amazing Journey Blog Hoppers Faith Journey Hop! If you arrived here from Carol’s blog then you are right on track. If not, no worries, keep hopping & you’ll come full circle.

How we express our faith is different & unique to everyone. I usually don’t post a lot of “religious” stuff. I try to live by, though imperfectly, the 2 commands Jesus gave us. To love God with all our heart, soul & mind and to love our neighbors. Being the hands & feet of Jesus by loving & serving others is my small part in this world & it’s taken me a long time & a lot of grace to discover this.

One of the ways I absolutely have always loved to share is by encouraging others. Everyone can use a smile, kindness, thoughtful deed or some other small act to brighten their lives.

During October, Fun Stampers Journey is hosting a Be Brave Card Drive for breast cancer patients & their caregivers. Anyone battling any type of cancer is in for a rough road & faith can play an important part in the patients or their families journey. So I chose to make a pink ribbon card & use the Through the Storm stamp set.

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Pink cards don’t have to be all pink. I used Huckleberry Fusion for the card base. The designer paper is a lovely ombre from the Party Pop Prints paper pack. I embossed the print with the Above the Clouds embossing folder & then highlighted the edges of the clouds with Bubble Gum Panpastels. I used the Heartfelt dies & piercing elements for the heart, which I also edged in Bubble Gum Panpastel. The sentiment is stamped in Watermelon Fusion & the heart is popped up with Journey Foam Squares. Unfortunately, I realized I had not yet purchased any FSJ pink ribbon so I raided my sewing stash for the ribbon & added a Sparkle Heart embellishment to the center. Pink ribbon will definitely be on my next order.

I’ll send this card off with a prayer that it brightens up the day for a patient or their family.

If you would like to send in a card before the end of October to the Be Brave Card Drive, you can check out the details here:

Be Brave Instagram Post

Your next stop is Kim’s blog.

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Blog List:

4. Ruth Cooper – You are here

Make a difference & share a little love. Do something special this week to brighten someone’s day.

Thank-you for visiting my blog!

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Beautiful Wings Fun Stampers Journey Blog Hoppers Hop

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Welcome back to my blog & the Amazing Journey Blog Hoppers Hop! This month our theme  features  the Beautiful Wings Stamp Set. If you arrived here from Christine’s Blog you are right on track. If not, no worries, just keep hopping along until you come full circle.

I love butterflies & this set is so versatile. I chose to make a holiday card with the Beautiful Wings set & the Geo Burst Die. Thinking outside the box stretches your creativity. You don’t always  have to have a large selection of holiday stamps to create fabulous cards.

 

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White on white is so elegant & adding a touch of silver gives it pop. I added in some Journey Sparkle Cuts for holiday shimmer. I used  Beautiful Wings SS – 0353, the sentiment is from Robin Holiday SS-0378, Geo Burst Die DI-0217, Whip Cream Cardstock, Journey Sparkle Cuts, Journey Silver Embossing Powder, Journey Thread Silver & Journey Foam Squares.

Your next stop on the hop is Becky’s Blog.

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This months blog hop participants:

  1. Betsye Rose Cimino Erazo
  2. Heather Flaherty
  3. Christine Pennington
  4. Ruth Cooper – You Are Here
  5. Becky Lemire
  6. Lisa Kmiec
  7. Karen Schroeder

I hope you enjoy this months hop. If you are in the area, Sassy AngelS Studio is hosting an Open House & Christmas Card Buffet Sept. 24th. Details are on my Facebook page www.facebook.com/SassyAngelSStudio

You can pick up the supplies for today’s project here:

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Thank-you for stopping by today.

Do something creative this weekend.

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