You know how you purchase a stamp set because it’s so cute; and, then it sits unopened, unused for several months? Well, if you don’t, I do. The stamp set I used today was purchased back in September 2016, and I just pulled it out and used it for the Freshly Made Sketch #276 card challenge. Here is this week’s sketch:

I chose Fun Stampers Journey Hey Honey stamp set to create this simple and quick adorable card. I stamped the images on FSJ Whip Cream cardstock using FSJ Black Licorice ink. I colored the beehive and the bee with FSJ Color Burst Pencils. I used for the hive – 015, 016, 017; hive base – 039 with 040 colored on top; bee – 015, 016, 017 and a touch of gray on the wings and eyes. I added a little glitz to the bee’s wings with FSJ Sparkle Dust. The honeycomb background is stamped using FSJ Lemon Drop ink with the FSJ ATS Honeycomb stamp. The center strip is accented on either side with FSJ Summer Days cardstock. All stamped images are popped up using FSJ Foam Squares (medium and small). The sentiment has a looping of FSJ Black Twine behind it. A great card to make for beginners as well as seasoned card makers.

This project was created using Fun Stampers Journey products. If you would like to purchase any of the supplies listed above click here.

Here in Georgia, the weather is fine, the trees are blooming, the birds are building their nests, and wouldn’t you know the most adorable bunnies showed up in my craft room wanting to make a grand entrance as well. They hopped right over and posed for a Pretty in Pink Bunny Delight portrait.

This was perfect timing for the Fusion Card Challenge – Pretty in Pink. Fusion Card Challenges allow three variations to a crafter’s designs. First choice, you can choose just the template layout; second choice, you can choose the color theme; or, you can combine both into one design. I decided to stick with the color theme of PINK.

Once the bunnies were settled down and ready for me to create, I stamped their images onto Spectrum Noir cardstock using Fun Stampers Journey Spring Fling stamp set. I then colored them with the following Sprectrum Noir Alcohol Markers: The bunnies heads and bodies IG1 and IG2; their ears, feet, bellies, cheeks, and noses PP1. This was a very simple and easy coloring project. Great for beginners. They are just too cute.

The base of the card is Fun Stampers Journey Whip Cream cardstock, and the mat with a large oval cut out of it is FSJ Watermelon Fusion cardstock.  I stamped circles with FSJ Watermelon Fusion ink from the FSJ Planner Sketch stamp set. An acetate sheet was placed behind the Watermelon Fusion mat. The zig-zag accent mat is from Pink and Main Spring Fling 6×6 paper stack. The Watermelon Fusion mat is raised using a double layer of foam tape. The bunnies are popped-out using FSJ Foam Squares Medium. The sequins in the oval are assorted sequins from my stash (Note: a horizontal strip foam tape about a 1/2″ up from the bottom of the oval to keep the sequins from “disappearing” when the card is upright). The final touch is a double bow created from SU! pink ribbon.

Such a cute card.

Supplies:
Fun Stampers Journey supplies can be ordered through me – click here

Super excited to receive the notice from Pam Staples with Paper Craft Crew I had made the Top Picks for Challenge #230!!!

The card that made the top picks is the adorable Penguin card letting someone special know, “i love you”. Here is the card:

Click here for the post detailing how the card was created and what products were used. All the products used on this card are Fun Stampers Journey products. If you are interested in learning more about Fun Stampers Journey or purchasing products, please go to my website www.funstampersjourney.com/martymcgee (my Coach number is 818561).

The theme challenge for Paper Craft Crew #230 is “LOVE”.

I have the perfect card for this theme. It is super cute and adorable. It features a cutie patootie peguin with the sentiment “P.S. i love u.”
This card was created for my Make-It Card Class, and it was a favorite design. The base of the card is FSJ Whip Cream. The background mat was created using FSJ Sweet Berry splash, Cranberry Bliss, Outrageous Pink, and Silver silks. To the background mat, I added a FSJ Bubble Gum pierced circle mat with a FSJ Cranberry Bliss die cut heart splattered with the same silks used on the background mat. The heart is accented with a looping of FSJ Black twine. The penguin is a FSJ P.S. ATS (Artist Trading Stamp). Both images were stamped using FSJ Black Licorice ink onto FSJ Whip Cream cardstock. They were both fussy cut leaving a 1/8″ border around the images. The heart, the penguin, and the sentiment are popped up with FSJ Medium Foam Squares.

This was a quick and simple Wow card creation.

Supplies:

Fun Stampers Journey products – To order click here.

This week’s Freshly Made Sketches #274 card sketch is the perfect sketch to showcase Pink and Main’s Bear Hugs Stamp Set. Here is the sketch:

When I am creating a card for a challenge, I first look at the card sketch and then go through my stamps to determine which stamp would best fit the card sketch design. As I mentioned in the opening paragraph, I chose Pink and Main’s Bear Hug stamp set featuring an adorable boy with his teddy bear.

I stamped the images onto Spectrum Noir cardstock using Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I colored the boy and bear with my Spectrum Noir markers. Here are the color combinations: Hair – LV1, CT4, GB3, GB6, GB10; Skin – Fs2, FS3, FS6, TN2 and FS8 for cheek color; Shirt – LV1, CG1, HB3, HB2; Bear – TN2, TN3, GB6, GB10, TN6, TN9; Pants – TB2, TB3, TB8; Shoes – TN4, TN7, TN9. He turned out so cute.

I cut a FSJ Whip Cream mat to 5 1/8″ X 3 7/8″ and ran it through my Big Shot with a diagonal stripe embossing folder (SU!). I cut a small mat out of FSJ Denim Days and stamped the sentiment on it using VersaMark ink and embossed using white embossing powder. I popped the boy and bear image out using FSJ Medium Foam square. A simply adorable card.

Supplies:

Fun Stamper Journey – www.funstampersjourney.com/martymcgee
Pink and Main – www.pinkandmain.com
Spectrum Noir Markers – www.consumercrafts.com

I am very excited about Fun Stampers Journey February product promotion. This month FSJ is featuring a 20% off all solid satin ribbons. There are 17 fun FSJ colors to choose. I have used the satin ribbon on several projects and it adds the perfect finishing touch. My favorites are Cany Apple, Cool Pool, and River Stone. Actually, I want them all!

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When I began my journey as a Fun Stampers Journey coach, I decided to sign up for the monthly Bloom Box kit. I felt this was a great way for me to experience a variety of FSJ products without having to spend a lot of money. Since I have been receiving my Bloom Boxes for the last five months, I have been pleasantly surprised how a unique technique is incorporated into the card designs of each kit. I and the other ladies really look forward to receiving our Bloom Box in the mail each month. We have enjoyed them so much, we are going to sign up for another six months. The kits are $24.95 plus shipping and tax. The kits include cardstock and embellishments to complete four cards along with an exclusive stamp set valued at $18.95. The kits also include detailed color step-by-step instructions on how to put each card together. As an added bonus, there is usually Sparkle Dust, sequins, etc. left over which can be used on another project. ***

February features a beautiful butterfly stamp set. It’s not too late to get yours! Click here (make sure to enter my FSJ Coach number 818561 so I will receive notification of your purchase).

 

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*** You must supply inks, silks, and adhesive (Note: I provide these items if you join me and my Bloom Box stampers each month to work on our cards together).

 

 

 

Here is the post featuring the last of the three cards we made this weekend. I used the card sketch from the Fusion Interlocking Hearts Card Challenge. This design features Pink and Main Rain Frogs stamp set. This set is just too cute. Here is the sketch and the image of the stamps in the Rain Frog set:

            

The frog and umbrella, rain boots, and sentiment were stamped on Spectrum Noir cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black ink. The images were colored with Spectrum Noir markers. I will admit I didn’t write down the colors I used but I think I can give a good guess as to which ones I used.

The frog – DG1, DG2, DG3, DG4. The umbrella – TN2, TN3, CT1, CT4, DR1, BP5. The raincoat and raindrops – TB1, TB2, TB3, IB1, IB2. The rainboots – CT1, CT4, DR1, BP5, TB1, TB3, TB8. The words – BP5, TB2. The frog and rainboots were cut out using a Brother Scan n Cut 2. The sentiment was fussy cut. All images were popped up using FSJ Foam Squares. The base printed cardstock and the yellow with white polka dot banner were from a Pink and Main paper pack. Love the designs. The circle mat was cut using a FSJ pierced die from FSJ Whip Cream cardstock. The embossed mat was cut from FSJ Huckleberry Fusion cardstock and embossed with a We R Memory Next Leveling embossing folder. Both mats were die cut with stitched rectangle dies (one from Simon Says and the other from My Favorite Things). The banner was matted on a piece of FSJ Watermelon Fusion cardstock. Last but not least FSJ Journey Glaze was added to the raindrops and puddle as well as the toes of the rainboots.

So cute!

Supplies:

You may purchase Fun Stamper Journey products through my FSJ website – click here.

To purchase the embossing folder click here or Pink and Main click here.

Here I am with another weekend creation from our most recent stamp haul at the Heirloom’s Lawrenceville Rubber Stamp & Paper Arts Festival. This card was created with a Pink and Main stamp set called Need Coffee. Here is the package image containing all the stamps (you can click on Pink and Main or the image to check out their shop).


Isn’t this an adorable stamp set. This stamp set was from Cheyenne’s haul. She has been wanting this stamp set since October when she first saw it at Pink and Main’s booth during a different stamp show weekend. As I mentioned in the last post, I like to design a card around a card challenge and well, why not???

The challenge I chose for this card design is Fab Friday 105 card sketch challenge. Here is the card sketch:


There were four of use working on our own variation of this card. We chose our own color palette and embossing folder. I will post Cheyenne’s card at the end of the post. I don’t have pictures of the other cards.

We took our coffee girl and stamped her onto FSJ Whip Cream cardstock using Memento ink. In hindsight, we should have stamped the image using FSJ Black Licorice because the FSJ Fusion Blender we used to blend the colored pencil areas made some of the ink smear. We colored our images with the FSJ Color Burst Pencils. The FSJ Fusion Blender was used with the Blender stumps to smooth the colors together.

I used the FSJ pierced Circle die to create the circle mat out of FSJ Whip Cream cardstock and stamped the coffee cup in FSJ Oatmeal Cookie to add depth and bring interest. I added a touch of Spectrum Noir clear glitter pen to the bunny noses and ears, the steam from the coffee, and the pink sponge curlers. I applied Journey Glaze to the cofee to add a little shine. The sentiment is stamped with VersaMark ink and embossed with white embossing powder on FSJ Black Licorice cardstock.

Let me take a moment to comment on the mat and the red dot embellishment next to the sentiment. The quilted mat was created from FSJ Candy Apple cardstock using a We R Memory Keepers Next Leveling Embossing folder (this one is Cheyenne’s) purchased from Creek Bank Creations. Under the Candy Apple mat is a FSJ Cool Pool mat giving a hint of light blue. The red embellishment dot was created using Nuvo Red Berry Crystal Drops which was purchased from Sparkle and Sprinkle.

Here is the completed card:

 

Here is Cheyenne’s card (the base mat is FSJ Deep Lilac, the quilted mat is FSJ Cool Pool, the pierced rectangle mat is FSJ Lavender Fusion cardstocks):

Supplies:

You may purchase Fun Stamper Journey products through my FSJ website – click here.

To purchase the embossing folders or Nuvo Crystal Drops go to the vendor name and click on it.

This past weekend I attended Heirloom’s Lawrenceville Rubber Stamp & Paper Arts Festival. Friday night I attended the Design & Treasure Make-n-Take with some friends. Saturday we went shopping! I was in search of some stamped images for my Spectrum Noir coloring class held at the end of this month which will feature coloring fabric/clothes. I came across the Santoro stamp sets at the Creek Bank Creations vendor booth. The stamps they featured were large with open areas to color and practice blending techniques. Here is the Santoro Tweed – The Friendly Hedgehog stamp set:

Four of us got together Sunday and made several creations using some of our recent stamp haul. While the other ladies finished their Pink and Main cards, I decided to work on my sample of this stamped image for the Spectrum Noir class at the end of the month. I also like to kill two birds with one stone, so I looked at the online card challenges available this week and decided to enter my card creation for CASology Week 234 – Youth challenge.

I had already stamped the images using my MISTI the night before. I chose Spectrum Noir cardstock and inked the images with Memento Tuxedo black ink. The ladies around the table wanted a sepia/lavender colored card; therefore, I chose the following colors. I began with the frame and used Spectrum Noir TN1, TN3, TN9, and GB10. Next, was the hat and clothing on the adorable girl. I used IG1, LV1, LV2, and HB1. As usual, I colored the hair a reddish/auburn color. I didn’t want to go too brunette because I felt the hair would blend in too much with the other colors. I wanted a little pop of color against the muted shades. I chose TN2, TN3, TN4, TN9, and OR1. Last but not least was her face. I used FS6, HB3, TN3, and FS8. The colored images are simply stunning.  Once everything was colored, I cut the images out using Cheyenne’s new Brother Scan and Cut 2. I did have to cut the inside of the frame by hand but I’m sure there’s a way to do this with the cutter.

The finished card ended up being a 5 x 7 card because the frame is almost that large. I took some SU! retired Grape cardstock for the base (I can’t remember the name other than Grape). The mat is SU! Rich Razzleberry which I embossed with one of my new We R Memory Keepers Next Leveling Embossing folder. I LOVE that folder design!!! Contact Creek Bank Creations to purchase one for yourself. The frame is popped up using two layers of foam tape and the girl is adhered using FSJ White Liner Tape.

Here is the finished card. It is just too cute.

Just for comparison, I’ve added Cheyenne’s photo taken with her iPhone before the card was assembled. It’s amazing how colored cardstock and lighting make a difference in the same completed image.

Thanks so much for dropping by!

 

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