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!

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February Card Buffet Part 2

Welcome back!

Today I am posting the last 4 cards from my February Card Buffet.  Check them out:


Aren’t these Color Cross cards beautiful? There are 2 because I colored them differently with the Confectionary Days Panpastels within the silver embossed outlines. The lovely flower card was made with the Amazing Day stamp set from the Bloom This Way mini catalog & colored with the Color Burst pencils.


I was trying to incorporate a couple of cards into the set that could easily be used for guys. The pup yesterday & the world card today are what I came up with. Again if you are not a Bloom Box subscriber, you will be waiting a couple of more months before  you can order the My World stamp set. It looks gray but the mat for the globe axis is brushed silver for just a touch of elegance on this card. The Bunny Bum was just pure fun. Unfortunately I had nothing on hand to create a fluffy white tail. The sentiment is from Happy Eggster which is a free Bloom Benefit. With every $50 you order, you can pick a Bloom Benefit for free all year round. We all like bonus & free items! Bloom Benefits include stamps, dies & embellishment pieces, there are several to choose from.

I hope you enjoyed this look at February’s Buffet cards. Think about joining in on April 29th for the next Card Buffet.  For March 25th, I will be hosting an RG Presents Spring into Summer event instead of a card buffet. There will be more RG Presents events this year. Stay tuned for more info.

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February Card Buffet Part 1

Welcome back to my blog!

I’m  running a bit behind my goal to get 2 blog posts in a week but determined to make this week work. Life is still just upside down enough that I also am not getting my samples done as early as I’d like but I’m improving.

Most months of 2017 I will be offering a Card Buffet on the last Saturday of the month. It will include 8 cards for $1 each & you can make as many as you like. Now in order to keep it budget friendly these are simple, basic cards with just a touch of WOW. Also at this price point everyone is required to bring their own adhesives. It works really well & leftover card kits are modified either for Cards for the Troops or the Salvation Army to bless others.

In this post, I am highlighting the first 4 cards.


These cards feature our FSJ ATS stamps, perfect size for quick cards as well as Artist Trading cards and very affordable for starting your stamp collection. I also used our newest embossing folders for a bit of dimension. Fun! You can check out the newest products in the Bloom This Way mini catalog, but you’ll need to hurry as this is the last month before the Spring into Summer catalog launches April 1st.


These cards are so yummy! I cased the butterfly idea from a fellow coach because it’s so pretty. If you are not a Bloom Box subscriber you are going to have to wait a couple of months to purchase the butterfly. Bloom Boxes are so much fun & at $24.95 plus shipping a great way to treat yourself to a new stamp set & 4 cards kits, plus learn some new techniques each month. Bloom Boxes are a 6 month minimum commitment. You’ll get to play with brand new stamp sets a full 3 months before they are released for everyone to buy.

I used Panpastels on both of these cards for the fabulous bold color. On the banner card, I stamped the background in clear pigment ink & then colored with the Panpastels. The butterfly is stamped in Black Licorice & then colored.


Thanks for popping by! Stay tuned for Part 2 of the February Card Buffet.