Thursday, March 31, 2016

30% off Retired FSJ

The retirement sale starts tomorrow, April 1st!  Here's a link to the flip book, which has item numbers, catalog page numbers, and sale prices - and pictures!  All items are available only as long as supplies last. If you'd like to order any of these items, this link will take you directly to my website.
And don't forget - if your order totals $50 or more before tax and shipping, add one of the Bloom Benefits for free.

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

FSJ Retired List

Fun Stampers Journey just posted the list of items that will be retiring at the end of the 2015-16 Catalog.  These items will be on sale for 30% off during the month of April - as long as supplies last. Once they're gone, they're gone so if there's anything you'd really like to get, it's good to order early.  Retired items don't go on sale until Friday, April 1st.  If you'd like to order online any time after that, you can access my site at Or just give me a call or drop me an email!

SKU # Description Page  Regular Price 
SS-0026 Classic View    9  $17.95
SS-0223 Going Places    9  $18.95
SS-0224 Capture the Moment   11  $17.95
AT-0063 Fabulous You    12  $7.95
AT-0047 Fashion     12  $7.95
SS-0173 Retro Chic    13  $18.95
SS-0141 Runway     14  $17.95
JW-0017 2015 Charm    18  $2.95
SS-0153 Candy Shop    21  $18.95
SS-0154 Hello Scoop    21  $18.95
TO-0023 Yummy & Delicious Craft Bag 25  $24.95
AT-0034 Elegante     26  $7.95
AT-0071 President Chair    26  $7.95
SS-0228 Wise Owl    31  $12.95
SS-0231 Media Pattern    32  $16.95
SS-0233 House to Home   33  $16.95
SS-0229 Simply Me    33  $18.95
AT-0037 Cupid     37  $7.95
AT-0110 Love Birds    37  $7.95
AT-0074 Love Me    37  $7.95
AT-0085 Adore You    38  $7.95
AT-0070 Happy Day    40  $7.95
AT-0061 Irish On    40  $7.95
AT-0043 Bunny Trail    41  $7.95
AT-0033 Cat's Meow    43  $7.95
SS-0146 Day of the Dead  46  $17.95
SS-0135 Zombies Attack    46  $18.95
AT-0109 Calavera Smile    47  $7.95
SS-0131 Thanksgiving Medley    48  $17.95
AT-0044 Cornacopia     49  $7.95
SS-0091 Winter Season    50  $17.95
AT-0022 Merry & Bright   51  $7.95
AT-0105 Merry Tag    52  $7.95
SS-0093 Winter Wonderland    55  $17.95
SS-0023 Christmas Melody    57  $19.95
AT-0101 Merry Swirl    57  $7.95
SS-0142 Cheerful Trees    58  $18.95
SS-0143 Ornament Party    59  $17.95
SS-0033 Elegant Flowers    63  $18.95
DI-0129 Elegant Flowers    63  $15.95
BD-0065 Elegant Flowers bundle   63  $31.40
AT-0025 Rose Garden    64  $7.95
AT-0143 Tulips     64  $7.95
SS-0079 Sweet Today    65  $17.95
DI-0016 Sweet Today    65  $15.95
BD-0009 Sweet Today bundle   65  $30.50
DI-0009 Spring Blooms    66  $15.95
SS-0102 Spring Filled    66  $16.95
BD-0002 Spring Filled bundle   66  $29.60
DI-0011 Summer Blooms    66  $15.95
SS-0104 Summer Filled    66  $17.95
BD-0004 Summer Filled bundle   66  $30.50
DI-0010 Daisy Blooms    69  $15.95
SS-0113 Daisy Flowers    69  $17.95
BD-0003 Daisy Flowers bundle   69  $30.50
DI-0012 Tattered Flowers    69  $15.95
SS-0112 Tattered Flowers    69  $17.95
BD-0005 Tattered Flowers bundle   69  $30.50
DI-0078 Oh Deer!    74  $12.95
SS-0132 Oh Deer!    74  $18.95
BD-0033 Oh Deer! Bundle   74  $28.70
AT-0127 Hummingbird's Song    75  $7.95
AT-0104 Sweet Chirp    75  $7.95
AT-0004 Artful Owl    76  $7.95
AT-0099 Giraffe Tour    76  $7.95
AT-0032 Imagine     76  $7.95
SS-0071 Sea Side Treasures   77  $17.95
SS-0151 Celebrate Tomorrow    78  $17.95
DI-0130 Celebrate Tomorrow    78  $12.95
BD-0066 Celebrate Tomorrow bundle   78  $27.80
SS-0040 Gifted Wings    78  $21.95
AT-0020 Apple A Day   79  $7.95
AT-0065 Spring Days    79  $7.95
DI-0023 Butterflies     81  $15.95
SS-0035 Enjoy The Journey   81  $16.95
BD-0013 Enjoy the Journey bundle  81  $29.60
AT-0118 Beep Beep    83  $7.95
AT-0116 Let's Go    83  $7.95
SS-0194 Surf's Up    83  $18.95
AT-0117 Come Fly    85  $7.95
SS-0114 Keep Pedaling    86  $17.95
SS-0002 African Safari    87  $17.95
SS-0053 Loads of Fun   88  $16.95
AT-0123 Happy Travels    89  $7.95
AT-0008 Lift Me    89  $7.95
AT-0012 Gone Fishing    90  $7.95
SS-0195 Scenic View    91  $17.95
SS-0042 Greeting Earthlings    93  $17.95
AT-0080 Bright Day    96  $7.95
AT-0083 Play Time    96  $7.95
AT-0079 Tank You    98  $7.95
AT-0126 Teepee Fun    98  $7.95
AT-0076 Dollfits     100  $7.95
AT-0060 Paper Doll    100  $7.95
AT-0067 Smile Big    100  $7.95
AT-0028 Blast Off    105  $7.95
SS-0086 Vroom Vroom    105  $15.95
SS-0124 Animal Nursery    106  $18.95
SS-0108 Hoo-Ray!     107  $17.95
AT-0054 Rain Tweet    108  $7.95
AT-0068 Ruff Day    108  $7.95
AT-0036 Wow     108  $7.95
AT-0095 Above Ground    109  $7.95
SS-0007 Baby Chute    109  $19.95
SS-0123 Moon and Back   109  $17.95
SS-0001 4 Legged Friends   111  $16.95
AT-0027 Another Candle    113  $7.95
AT-0011 Cupcake Time    113  $7.95
SS-0120 Summer Party    113  $17.95
AT-0140 Masquerade     114  $7.95
AT-0052 Bingo     115  $7.95
AT-0013 Bunco Night    115  $7.95
AT-0050 Enjoy     115  $7.95
AT-0026 All of Us   116  $7.95
AT-0048 Moving     116  $7.95
SS-0122 Lantern Treats    117  $18.95
SS-0115 Bachelorette Party    118  $17.95
AT-0005 New Mommy    118  $7.95
AT-0010 Save the Date   118  $7.95
SS-0034 Enjoy Coffee    119  $16.95
SS-0087 Welcome Home    120  $17.95
SS-0121 Backyard BBQ    121  $18.95
SS-0013 Birthday Sketch    121  $17.95
SS-0125 Vintage Hollywood    122  $17.95
AT-0041 Mr. Fix It   125  $7.95
AT-0031 Matthew 28:6 131  $7.95
AT-0100 Psalms 91:1 131  $7.95
AT-0016 Pink Ribbon    135  $7.95
AT-0015 Red Ribbon    135  $7.95
AT-0066 Belongs To    137  $7.95
AT-0073 Crown Me    137  $7.95
AT-0125 Travelers Letter    137  $7.95
AT-0078 Lace Label    138  $7.95
AT-0035 Pretty Label    138  $7.95
AT-0069 Vintage Frame    138  $7.95
SS-0066 Postcard Basics    140  $18.95
AT-0115 Artful Feathers    142  $7.95
AT-0059 Canned Goods    142  $7.95
AT-0081 Damask Print    143  $7.95
AT-0058 Label It    143  $7.95
AT-0094 Medallion     143  $7.95
AT-0075 Carved Damask    144  $7.95
AT-0112 Queen of Hearts   144  $7.95
AT-0107 Bezel Block    148  $7.95
AT-0084 Thank You    148  $7.95
SS-0127 Animal Alphabet    153  $19.95
SS-0030 Divatude     155  $19.95
SS-0043 Greet & Shout   155  $21.95
SS-0012 Birthday Greetings    156  $19.95
SS-0095 You Did It!   156  $19.95
AT-0001 Journey On    157  $7.95
AT-0019 Wine A Bit   157  $7.95
AT-0122 Cup of Tea   158  $7.95
AT-0113 Your Side    158  $7.95
AT-0017 Creative License    159  $7.95
SS-0052 Little BIG Greetings   159  $21.95
SS-0055 Love Tags    160  $16.95
SS-0081 Thoughtful Greetings    163  $19.95
SS-0140 Branch Out    164  $17.95
SS-0057 Many Wishes    165  $21.95
SS-0069 Script     167  $12.95
SS-0064 Paper Floral    168  $12.95
SS-0092 Winter Stitches    169  $12.95
AT-0121 America Sun    171  $7.95
SS-0068 Rough Texture    171  $12.95
SS-0051 Linked Dots    172  $12.95
AT-0111 Washi Fun    172  $7.95
SS-0061 Newsprint     173  $12.95
SS-0025 Circle Bliss    175  $12.95
SS-0032 Elegant Borders    175  $12.95
SS-0077 Stitched Borders    175  $12.95
JG-0001 Journey Grand machine   178  $139.99
DI-0028 Heart Sleeve Pocket   179  $19.95
DI-0003 Pocket Card    179  $34.95
DI-0001 Tagged Pocket    179  $24.95
DI-0005 Bracket Sleeve Pocket   180  $19.95
DI-0002 Decorated Sleeve Pocket   180  $19.95
DI-0027 Scalloped Sleeve Pocket   180  $19.95
PP-0009 Going Places Paper Pack  204  $16.95
PP-0007 Yummy Prints Paper Pack  204  $16.95
PP-0012 Journey Basics Black & White 205  $16.95
PP-0014 Journey Basics Brights Paper Pack 205  $16.95
PP-0015 Journey Basics Neutrals Paper Pack 205  $16.95
PP-0013 Journey Basics Pastels Paper Pack 205  $16.95
PP-0011 Media Prints Paper Pack (12x12) 205  $16.95
PP-0010 Vintage Paris Paper Pack  205  $16.95
CS-0120 Specialty Paper Pearled Celebrations  206  $9.95
AC-0030 Mini Wooden Spools   211  $4.95
AC-0159 Vintage Buttons    211  $5.95
AC-0170 Bezel Dots    213  $9.95
AC-0161 Going Places Wooden Words  213  $5.95
SS-0246 So Sweet    Spr 15  $18.95
SS-0247 Green Cheers    Spr 19  $16.95
PP-0020 Spring Parade printed paper pack Spr 20  $7.95

Sunday, March 27, 2016

Fat Cats

I've been playing with Feed Me (ATS-0160). This is one of the FREE stamp sets you can get with a $50 Fun Stampers Journey order. The others are shown on page 5 of the catalog, and other "Bloom Benefits" are available in the mini catalogs. I'll admit I'm struggling a bit with who I can send these to - the cat definitely has attitude.  But he's so pudgy I love stamping him!!
 This one was really simple.  Stamped the cat, added a bit of blue and a strip of pattern paper.  My very first FSJ card!
 Here I stamped 'Thanks' multiple times and embossed in white - then cut out and mounted Mr. Fat Cat on a simple oval mat.  I thought some white fur would help, but not sure I like the look.
 Here I paper-pieced with some old patterned paper from my stash, cut frames with the Journey Rectangle dies, and added a bow and some bling.  Not sure I'm thrilled - kind of like the cat....

Saturday, March 26, 2016

April Card Class

I had thought we would be on a trip in late March and April, so didn't schedule a class.  But long story short...trip was canceled and I was able to get our stamping room next Saturday, April 2nd.  So it's ON if we don't have a crazy blizzard!

Techniques will include stenciling, adding simple color with sponge daubers, and a fun pocket card.

Friday, March 25, 2016

Summer's Coming!

I just received this stamp set with my starter kit, and couldn't wait to try it.  I randomly stamped the background with the three cute little bees, and colored with water-based markers.  The FSJ Fusion ink is amazing!  It doesn't smear with either water-based or alcohol-based markers, and it stamps really nice and dark.
I'm really happy with the FSJ colors, too.  They're bright, clear, and happy!  The stamps are deep cut and make clear, crisp images AND they stick to the blocks.  Yes, I'm a happy stamper!

Stamps:  SS-0192 Hello Lovely, AT-130 Tag Elements
Inks: IP-0041 Black Licorice
Card Stock:  CS-0018 Lemon Drop, CS-0019 Lemon Grass, CS-0003 Black Licorice, CS-0040 Whip Cream
Other:  DI-0042 Journey Ovals, AD-0084 and AD-0085 Journey Foam Squares, Water-based markers, clear Wink of Stella

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Dahlia Burst ATC

I've been playing with various Copics to color the dahlias from Dahlia Burst (SS-0203). This little one screamed out to be made into an ATC!  I'm thinking of making a bunch of these to swap at Convention.  Do you think it needs a leaf?

Stamps:  SS-0203 Dahlia Burst, AT-0130 Tag Elements
Card Stock:  Lemon Drop, Citrus Cooler, Whip Cream, Grape Fusion
Dies:  DI-0094 Tag Elements
Other:  AC-0133 Natural Journey Thread, various Copic markers

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Oh boy, oh boy, oh boy!!!!

Yay, it's here!  My FSJ Starter Kit is here! I'll get my rolling bag in June when the NEW design comes out.  No...I'm not excited...not one bit!

Sponging, Stencils, and Pierced Ovals

My FSJ Starter Kit still hasn't arrived, but it's finally supposed to show up TODAY!  I can hardly wait.  I signed up on March 5th, and finally contacted customer support.  They found it somewhere in the warehouse and made sure it got sent out, but meanwhile I'm working with a pretty limited supply of materials, and having to use some non-FSJ supplies I have.  Here are two cards I made, one with an ATS my upline gave me, and the other with an ATS I received with my first order.  I like the simplicity of both of them - might have to use these in my next card class!

Stamps: Star Marquee AT-0155
Inks & Cardstock: Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie
Other: Hearts & Stars stencil from Stampin' Up, clear embossing powder, gold and star-shaped sequins

Stamps:  Rose Garden AT-0025
Inks & Cardstock: Rose Red, Garden Green
Other: Journey Ovals DI-0042, Gumball Green stitched ribbon

Saturday, March 19, 2016

Lovin' my Cameo today

I decided to start some swaps for the FSJ Convention today.  I have the Dahlia Burst stamp set, but passed on the matching dies because I figured I could use my PixScan mat in my Silhouette Cameo.  I had only tried that once or twice before, but I'm completely hooked now!  I stamped several pages of dahlias and leaves, then ran them through the Cameo.  I'm sure there are more steps involved than the Scan n Cut, but I can't justify buying a whole new machine!

Anyway, I now have a LOT of dahlias to color.  I've looked up pictures of dahlias for color ideas, and I'm going to use will give me something to do while watching TV in the evenings!  Stay tuned for more dahlia pictures.

Thursday, March 17, 2016

DVD Case Notepad

I had the pleasure today of meeting a fellow FSJ Coach, Denise Weiger.  She and I are currently the only two coaches in the Pueblo area.  As we were visiting, she happened to pull out her notepad, and I decided I had to make one for myself!  I have seen these online before, but really neat to see one in use.  So here's what I came up with, using some Stampin' Up DSP I had, and a new FSJ stamp I just received last night, called Rose Garden.  I think I'll add a little calendar, too, above the pocket. I think this stamp might become one of my favorites - simple and versatile and inexpensive!

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

What is Fun Stampers Journey?

Anyone who knows me knows I love to make stamped cards and to teach stamping and paper crafting techniques to others.  Recently I decided to sign up as a coach for a relatively new company called Fun Stampers Journey.

Fun Stampers Journey is a direct sales company for paper crafters.  We offer a full range of premium crafting supplies as well as a business opportunity for those who would like a discount on their own supplies or who want to share their crafting with others.

This month FSJ is offering 20% off many GREEN items - papers, inks, and even dies.  And you always receive a free stamp for every $50 you order.

FSJ also has a great monthly card kit called Bloom Box.  It contains a full-size stamp set, exceptionally well-done instructions that generally include a new technique or two, and all the pre-cut paper and embellishments needed to create 4 cards.  At $24.95 plus shipping and tax, as well as a 6-month commitment, I was a bit skeptical.  But I've seen two of the kits so far, and I'm really impressed by the quality of the materials and the REALLY pretty cards! I haven't taken the plunge yet, but I admit I've been a bit tempted!

If you'd like to check out the FSJ products, here's a link where you can take a look:

Monday, March 14, 2016

First Team Meeting

I met several of my sister coaches at our Fun Stampers Journey team meeting yesterday afternoon. It was also my first ATC swap - here's what I made with my very limited supplies, since my Starter Kit and first order haven't arrived yet.

This little stamp set is called Come Fly (AT-0117).  I stamped the plane in Grape Fusion (IP-0006) and mounted it on a bit of watercolored background, then on printed card stock from the Going Places paper pack (PP-0009).  There are also a few splatters of gold Silk (IP-0096) and a tiny tag cut from another piece of the Going Places paper, just because the design seemed kind of boring.

Saturday, March 12, 2016

Easter's on its way...

This is what my worktable looks like right now - I'm trying to finish up an Easter box for granddaughter Addison and her adults.  But I ate all the little chocolate eggs, so I'd better go shopping, preferably for something I don't like!

Spring Cards

My FSJ upline, Nanette Mueller, sent me this beautiful welcome card when I joined Fun Stampers Journey.  It shows off several of the brilliant, intense fusion ink colors.

Nanette also made these adorable corner pockets, made with the Decorated Sleeve Pocket die (which is on sale during the month of March) for the ladies in my class, with cute little bunny sticky notes inside.

I'm getting SO ANXIOUS for my starter kit to be here!

Thursday, March 10, 2016

March Challenge - From the Heart Digital Stamps

This cute pup looks like he's have a pretty good time out in the Spring flower garden!

"Digging Dog" is the March stamp of the month at  Participants who joined the challenge in February received the stamp set free, but if you'd like to join, you can purchase the image or spend $10 in the From The Heart Stamps store and receive it as a FREE gift.  There are lots of adorable images in the store.  I printed this one out on white card stock and colored it simply with a few water-based markers.

Saturday, March 5, 2016

I'm an FSJ Coach!!

I took an exciting step today, and signed up as a Fun Stampers Journey Coach.  It's going to be fun getting to use new products and meet new people.  Anyone interested in this new company, take a look at the catalog or order here:

Tuesday, March 1, 2016


I just discovered Artist Trading Cards - tiny 2-½" x 3-½" cards.  They're fun little projects that can be incorporated into full-sized cards or scrapbook layouts later.  And they're terrific ways to try out new techniques, like the hummingbird and dragonfly samples below, as well as a way to use up scraps.