Friday, September 23, 2016

Big Announcement - Fun Stampers Journey



I have some happy news to share...I have accepted a part-time position to work from home for Fun Stampers Journey!!!  This is such a huge blessing and opportunity for me and my family.  Fun Stampers Journey is a direct sales company that Richard Garay started.  The direct sales has only been a part of FSJ for about two years, so it is a baby company, but it is growing like crazy!

Richard came out with his first retail collection last year, and I have been a part of that design team for the past year.  I have been very impressed with the quality and variety of products as well as the growth of the company.

I just recently got back from a team retreat at the Journey Station in Phoenix with a suitcase filled with FSJ supplies.  So I was excited to get to work and play with the new PanPastels with the beautiful Fall leaves stamps.



I have played with PanPastels before, but with limited colors.  I used a combination of five colors blended on the leaves after stamping them with clear pigment ink.  I played around with where I applied it and in different layering orders.  Then a happy accident happened.  The tape I used to hold my die in place to cut out my leaves, removed some of the color.  Ordinarily that isn't a good thing, but for Fall leaves, it was perfect, so then I purposely started doing it to all the leaves, and picked out a complementary sentiment to tie into that imperfection.



Richard has been in the industry for over 20 years and was a part of Stamping Up for several years.  He has a passion for creating, sharing, while making it fun and easy for everyone.

Because I am an employee for FSJ now, I am exclusive to the company.  It is bittersweet to have to leave other teams, but it came at the right time for me.  It really is a huge huge blessing for me and my family to be able to work from home.  It is a great fit for me because I will be creating a variety of projects that I love to do:  cards, layouts, planners, pocket pages, etc.

I will be sharing an FSJ project on my personal blog and on social media each week.  Other projects will be for FSJ and taken by their photographer for the blog or other events.  When I can, I will still fit in my own personal memory planner, layouts, or pocket pages and can share those as well.  I have a couple of Disney trips I need to document as well ;)  I am a memory keeper first, and still want to go back to doing that for myself and my family.  I can also guest for other companies.

Amazing, right?!  I'm very excited as is my family.  All the supplies I used for this card are listed below and can be purchased through a Journey Coach.  To find a coach near you to purchase, click here, and then click at the top of the site where it says "Find a Coach."   There is also a really amazing opportunity to sign up to become a Journey Coach.  Click here for those details and today is the last day for that great deal.

I have had such an amazing opportunity to be a part of so many design teams over the past few years.   I have loved them all.  It is hard to pick a favorite, but I have always loved the ones that push me a little bit and help me grow.  I'm really excited to now be a permanent employee of FSJ and see the company and myself grow even more...Be the Journey!

Supplies:
Whip Cream Cardstock
Text Happy Stamp Set
Autumn Days Bundle
Journey Ovals Die Set
Journey Twine Natural
Clear Pigment Ink
Rich Sorbets PanPastels
Celebration Buttons
Gold Embossing Powder




Pin It!

Monday, September 19, 2016

Altenew September Release Blog Hop


Hello and welcome to the Altenew September Release Blog Hop!  You should have arrived here from Amy Gray's blog.



For my layout today, I used the new bold alphabet die to make my background and then used the new dies for the Dancing in the Rain to coordinate with its matching letter to make a school themed layout.






Beautiful release to add to lots of creative possibilities.

To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to THREE lucky winners!  Leave a comment on the Altenew blog by Saturday, September 24, 11:59 p.m. EST for a chance to win.  Winners will be announced on Sunday, September 25 on the Altenew blog.

For more inspiration from the release and more chances to win, please stop by the team's blogs! Your next stop from here is to Sveta Fotinia. Enjoy the hop!

Altenew 
Virginia Lu
Therese Calvird
Lydia Evans
Lilith Eeckels
Yoonsun Hur
Svetlana Shayevich
Amy Gray
Patricia Roebuck
Seta Fotinia
Flora Monika Farkas
Aimee Dow
Yana Smakula
Evelyn Yusuf
Nicole Picadura 

Pin It!

Friday, September 09, 2016

Embossed Card | RG

Happy Friday!  I really love the embossing folders that come with the Richard Garay Lumberjack Days collection.  I used the Pine Needles folder here.  To see the full card and how it came together, stop by Richard's blog here.



I gave this card to my hubby for Father's Day...but this would make a great start to your holiday cards as well!  Have a great weekend!  And thanks for stopping by!

Pin It!

Wednesday, September 07, 2016

Waffle Flower Release - Day 7

Welcome to my last post for the Waffle Flower Release!  This is Day 7!  Hope you saw some fun things to add to your supplies and starting creating.  Today I have a card to share using the new Dimensional Frame Die.   I used glitter paper again, but if you used cardstock, this would thicker and heavier, and really you could make frames to hang on your tree with them, not just on the card as I have done here.



I paired it with the new Wild and Free stamp set and did a partial stamping of just the deer, flowers and leaves.  I used an older holiday stamp set for the sentiment.  Hope you stop by the Waffle Flower blog to see all the new products, their details, and more inspiration using them!

Pin It!

Tuesday, September 06, 2016

Waffle Flower Release - Day 6

Back again with another Waffle Flower Release!  This is Day 6!

Two stamp sets revealed today, I have a card using the new Cutaway Alpha Stamp set and I will have a video for this one as well in October!  Love love love these alphas.



Stop by the Waffle Flower blog to see the other stamp set and more inspiration!

Pin It!

Monday, September 05, 2016

Waffle Flower Release - Day 5

Can you tell I was crafting a lot!?  I had a lot of fun and really so excited I could do these.  Welcome to Day 5 of the Waffle Flower release!

This first card uses the new Peace on Earth stamp set.  This is another card that will be a video coming in October for basic card making.  I'm so excited that Nina has come out with more holiday stamps.  This one will pair really well with the Wild and Free too!



Next is one that I think will go pretty quickly because it is just gorgeous.  It is the Lacy Panel die.  There is another die that comes with it...pretty poinsettias, and you will see them on my next card.  I die cut it out of silver glitter paper.  I ran it through my die-cutting machine three times just to make sure it cut...no problems with it at all!



And next is the Gift Bag Die...I kept this simple...but this would be adorable to cut another and make a standalone bag.  But on a card like this, it is great to tuck in gift cards.  And here are the poinsettias that are part of the Lacy Panel Die from above.  Did more glitter paper...got me in the holiday spirit!



Stop by Waffle Flower blog to see the products and details along with lots more inspiration using them!

Pin It!

Sunday, September 04, 2016

Waffle Flower Release Day 4



Welcome to Day 4 of the Waffle Flower release!  You will not want to wait on this stamp set.  This is the Wild and Free stamp set.  There is one large image that includes the deer, the flowers, leaves and the sentiment.  I expanded it using more of the images with this set.  This will also be part of a video coming in October for basic cardmaking.  Lots more revealed today, so stop by the Waffle Flower blog to see all the new releases for today and the inspiration!

Pin It!