Cards, Fun Stampers Journey

Anniversary Card & 1st Can You Case It Challenge

Welcome back to my blog!

Life is still a bit topsy turvy as we wait to close on our new home in the next few days, but I had the chance to do a wee bit of creating in the past week.

Our oldest son & daughter-in-love celebrated their 5th Wedding Anniversary on Saturday, so I had to get a beautiful card done for them. In the midst of final packing, I took out some of my new Fun Stampers Journey convention goodies to create their card.

I just love these new Decorative Heart Dies! I paired them with our new Lace Background & Pan Pastels in our Confectionary Days color palette.


I stamped the Lace Background in Clear Pigment Ink. Sponged on the pastels in Pretty Amethyst, Cool Pool & Pool Play. The Pan Pastels make it so easy to create a beautiful background. I stamped the sentiment from the retiring Branch Out stamp set in the corner. Out of Pretty Amethyst I die cut out the largest heart in the set & layered on the background. I didn’t want to overwhelm the card with bling so I added just a few Cut Rhinestones to one flower’s petals & added a Heart Sparkle Droplet to the center. I then layered the background on Pretty Amethyst & popped it up onto a Cool Pool card base. Pretty, elegant & quick.

My card happened to fit in with the Can You Case It Challenge to use your favorite die. This is my very 1st time participating in the challenge & once we are moved & settled, I look forward to participating more frequently. These hearts have already become my favorite for their versatility. I can’t wait to make many more cards & designs with them. As a matter of fact, I already created another card with them in my training meeting yesterday. Deb Valder, my upline, is on the design team for Can You Case It & we got to recreate a version of her card.

Stay tuned for updates as I get the new studio set up & plan our new classes. Please say a prayer, closing goes as planned for Friday. Thank-you!

Have a Fabulous Week & Create Something Wonderful!


Cards, Fun Stampers Journey

Journey Blog Hop – Anything Goes

Welcome back to my blog!

If you arrived here from Susan’s Blog  then you are right on track, if not just keep hopping until you come full circle.

This month’s theme is Anything Goes!

Most of my house is still packed up since we are kind of semi-homeless, with bare bones day to day items available, mainly kitchen & linens. However, since I was able to attend the Fun Stampers Journey Convention, I kept out all my products to create swaps with.

I brought back several new goodies from convention & decided to use a new product with a mix of current & retiring items.

Here is my card featuring the new Fun Stampers Journey Pan Pastels collection.


I was so excited when they announced that FSJ was adding Pan Pastels to the catalog, because I have worked with them before & taken classes in Pan Pastels!

To create this card I chose the dragonfly from the Color World stamp set from May’s Bloom Box. (Not a Bloom Box subscriber yet? You should be! You get a fabulous stamp set a full quarter before anyone else can purchase it & the kits & instructions to create 4 beautiful cards.)

I used the sentiment from the Glass Blooms stamp set also from a Bloom Box but you will find it in the new catalog July 1st!

After stamping both it was color time. We will have 4 new Pan Pastel color sets available & they come complete with Sofft tools to color with & palettes to hold your colors. I used a bit of color from all 4 collections.

Pan Pastels work with just about everything. Cardstock, canvas, even on your Journaling Bible pages  & doesn’t need to be set unlike traditional chalks & pastels, so very little chance of transferring color to other pages or items. It’s even erasable with a standard white or gum eraser.

My card includes Pool Play, Lemon Grass & Whip Cream cardstock with Media Prints Paper (retiring June 30th), a dash of Journey Sparkle Dust & Cut Rhinestones. Easy, peasy, lemon, squeezy.

If you would like a new catalog, would like to start a Bloom Box subscription or want to order some of these great supplies for your projects, click on the shop now button above. Just remember, new items won’t be available until July 1st.

If everything goes as planned, we will finally get to move into our new home July 1st. I will have a new 486 square foot studio & classroom space. Stay tuned for upcoming class announcements. I have several fun projects planned featuring items from the new Fun Stampers Journey Catalog. Don’t miss out on the fun!

Now hop on over to Betsye’s blog to see her fabulous creation!