Thursday, November 19, 2015

Platinum Baby!

We launched a new machine in October and I started die cutting with it lately. The feature I love the most is the magnetic platform! It's powerful and has the strongest magnets in the industry! It's perfect for all my dies that match stamps. As much as I love fussy cutting I am pretty happy to diecut my stuff now! 
These doilys ... I think I am in love with them... they are so gorgeous! they were made with our ....yes you guessed it ...Doily Die. We diecut about 20 of them out of Pumpkin Bread cardstock just in time for Thanksgiving.  You can see below what I am using for name cards at our Thanksgiving meal! I love the little journaling card in Cool Pool!

Thanksgiving is only a week away...and I am looking forward to spending the day with Corey & his family...our first turkey day together!  What is your favorite Thanksgiving side? I like dressing best! Yummy!

Sunday, November 8, 2015

Make Amazing Happen!

This phrase is quickly becoming one my favorites. I love the optimism that comes with it: the promise, the excitement, the expectation that something amazing is really going to happen! Yes! 
This is one of my Christmas cards... not the only one...I like to make a lot of different ones.  And I love pink Christmas cards so ...this is in my plans for Christmas 2015 to #makeamazinghappen !

Collage Style

This kind of card is really my favorite to create... there's not an exactness per say and nothing has to be just it's a little messy! 
I am drawn to the blue ombre strip on the left hand side!  I created it using Pool Play and Beach Ball ink pads on a stamp from the set Brush Stokes, stamps created to look like paint strokes... pretty cool!
I used no less than at least one stamp from five different sets, one back ground stamp and 2 ATS's ... what fun! Plus the texture is from our Beach Towel embossing folder. That's whats fun about being a Journey Coach .... you can have it all! 
The little rose in the frame I colored with our coloring system, which consist of re-inkers, Blending solution and a blending brush. Don't you just love that skinny little frame... sigh...the joys of having dies and an awesome machine like the Journey Grand, which comes in our starter kit or the Journey Platinum! The Platinum is this gorgeous new machine we just released!  It comes with a magnetic plate and whoo hoo... it's for die cutting all the new steel rule dies! Pretty much any companies thin metal dies and steel rules dies work in this awesome machine... along with embossing folders of course! I love our tool colors ... they are so bright and cheerful!
 I hope my card inspires you to at least try collage style. It's fun being creative!


Thursday, November 5, 2015

The Joy of Leaves

Leaves galore... this cards a little artsy ... just my style! I used the die from the Autumn Time Bundle to die cut the negative space on the card panel...and I have squirrels peaking through ... how cute it that!
I am in love with Tim Holtz's stapler ... and I used it to attach that gorgeous gold puffy heart... did you know you get those for free with every $50 you spend in the Journey store. You get to choose which bloom benefits you want with your order! There are also puffy silver stars and even stamps you can pick from!
I went a little wild on this card with silks and accessories! I used Citrus Cooler, Cool Pool and Dark Roast Silks, Washi Tape, Journey Thread and Candy Mini's ... probably the most ever! It's epic!

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Sweater Weather

Fall might be my favorite time of the year here in Phoenix... I woke up this morning and it was only 56 degrees! Wow that was awesome! I love sweaters and hoodies so yep.... I am happy with these rainy, cloudy & blustery days!
I love our stamps and die bundles get the stamp and die cheaper if you get the bundle! This is our set called Autumn Time Bundle... the fonts used for the sentiments are awesome.
I used our splashes to color the leaves on this picture... I love our splashes... did I tell you I bought them all!  They are so pretty all lined up... I guarantee you they are not that full still lol! I am getting ready for Christmas cards so I just ordered the Gold, Silver and Sweet Berry as back up! A girl can never have enough sprays lol!

I added a little ice with my leaves! Do you see those gorgeous Sparkle Drops... they come in three sizes! 
I love my Autumn leaf card... leaves and trees are my favorite in Nature.. along with Mountains and lakes and rivers ... who am I kidding... I love all nature! My friend Tania sent me this gorgeous tree photo... it's outstanding!

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Gold Dahlia's!

Gold flowers ...awwww so fashionable. I am usually a silver girl but these flowers called for warmth.  I used our gold re-inkers and our blending solution to color these gorgeous flowers. In nature they come in so many colors ... God is such an amazing artist! I was really just playing around with our gold re-inker but then I decided to make a card with these flowers since they turned out so pretty! I added some fancy Cocoa Powder satin ribbon and wowsers... I love what happened!

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Dapper Birthday!

You have about 5 days left to order Octobers KOTM..which won't become available for purchase again until March of 2016! That's one of the cool things I love about our Kit of the Month... I get an  exclusive, red rubber stamp set...which isn't like one or two stamps... it's a complete set! Plus everything is designed for me, everything is cut for me, everything is bagged for me ... so all I have to do is stamp and assemble! Yes crafting the easy way!
This months set is sure to please anyone in search of a masculine trendy set with steam punk potential! Purchase yours today here!

I thought I'd share this picture of Corey and I ... cause he is looking so dapper in the photo!

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Fall Festival!

So love this stamp set... So Batty.  This card was created by one of our Make Amazing Girls... designers for Fun Stampers Journey! If you want to purchase any of the fall stamps... please click here!

My Favorite stamps are these leaves!  ... I used them on the card posted below! You can purchase them in a bundle which includes the matching dies at a Fall Festival price! I used some of our stencils and silks on this card ... Bubble Gum Silk, Cool Pool Silk, and Dark Roast... they create the splatters on the card.

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Be Brave Campaign

We are hosting a Be Brave Campaign... and gathering cards to create hope! I am inviting you to participate by creating a card with whatever supplies you have in your stash and sending yours in to the Journey Station!

I met with some of my Bliss Roadie Team in Phoenix this weekend and we created this card... And everyone lovely agreed to give it up for the card drive! I am delivering them to the office today!
I used our new glimmer gold splash in the background and you can barely see it but I also stamped the pink ribbon for Breast Cancer awareness!

I decided to make more cards on Sunday and I really like how they turned out! There's a lot of love in these cards! It's easy to create when the stamps and colors all go together.

I hope you join us and send in your own card! Let's spread some love and hope to those in need!

Saturday, October 10, 2015

Modeling Paste!

I love our new Journey Media line! Splashes, paint, and mediums... so much fun stuff to play with. We have a whole line that will satisfy and please anyone whose into mixed media or wants to dabble in it!
 For this card I used our modeling paste and smoothed it over a the Stained Glass Window stencil on Pool Play paper! All you do is smooth it out over the stencil laying on the paper... then just pick the stencil up off the paper and let the paste dry. Sometimes I dry the opposite side with my heat gun.
The stamp set/die is from the Journey Holiday Catalog... You Deerly Bundle!