Monday, May 4, 2015

Going Places!

Convention is in like 4 weeks and I can hardly wait! Why can't it be this weekend...sigh...(patience is a virtue my friend)! The theme for our very first convention is Going Places, whoo hoo and yep...Fun Stampers Journey is surely going places! 
Of course there will be trades, I will get to see all the new product being released...yipppeeee, I get to hear about new promotions, I get to see and meet new friends, and meet-up with a lot of my Bliss Roadies Team and oh boy sooooo much more!
I am also participating in an extra special trade where I have a secret pal... and I get to make them 2 cards and a special homemade gift! We were to post one of our cards on May 1st .. and this is the card I made! 
This is one of the girls from our set called "Birthday Girls", she's so sweet and so fun to color, don't you love that bow in her hair!

A Little Distressing!

I love to distress, rip, ink-up, tear, fold and splash my paper! But for me distressing or the "grungy" look doesn't mean your card has to be ugly colors or masculine! Check out my card ot has a dainty little flower spring on it! I love our gingham cocoa powder ribbon, especially on this card... it makes it look a little country and it dresses it up.
The color combo is all FSJ: Butter Cream, Oatmeal Cookie & Cool Pool!  I think they are my favorite combo right now!

Leave a comment I'd love to hear what you think!
 

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Make-Live-Share!

We re-created the cute little "Yay You" bag to hold candy that Richard shared on his Make-Live -Share blog  post on April 20! It was so adorable I decided we had to make it too! I met with some of my downline at Linda Magee's house at the end of April and I shared the project with them!
She has the coolest set-up in her basement! Large tables, perfect for scrapbooking, all kinds of tools to use, shelves of every color of Fun Stampers Journey Paper, and she has a big heart that welcomes everyone to join in!
Richard's Make-Live-Share program happens every Monday on his blog over on www.Richardgaray.com, where he invites everyone to re-create the project with whatever materials you have, then share it with someone and repost what you create along with a picture of you sharing it on his blog! It's a pretty fun way to get us giving away our projects and sharing them instead of holding onto everything .... a creative way to pay it forward!
Maxine, Linda, Corey, and Sandy!

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Love an Easy Layout!

I am sure you have heard of our Kit of the Month which is pretty fantastic and amazing by the way... just sayin! You can view all the past ones here. Well on Sunday morning, I woke up with a plan for my weekly challenge ... for people to look at the any Kit of the Month's cards... CASE one and post it on my FB challenge page. Turns out that I liked this lay out so well.... I made two different ones! 

The "hello sunshine" card is from the April KOTM, which you can still purchase up to April 30th, at 9 pm California time! Then it's time for May's Kit of the Month to shine! (And guess what Corey... April showers do bring May flowers!)

I am pretty happy with the Sympathy card, I was able to use my favorite color, Cool Pool and the Kit of the Month stamp from December. The feathers are from a gorgeous set called Celebrate Tomorrow ( SS-0151), which ironically became available for purchase... just this month! I love it when a plan comes together. I would have been so sad to find out you couldn't even purchase the Feather set yet! That's another thing that is so cool about the KOTM, it's not for sale to the general public for like 3 months after it's featured as the Kit of Month! And in case you are wondering, you do receive a full stamp set every month in the KOTM! I have heard about the little stamp sets sent out in other companies Kits,  but ours is deeply etched, red rubber, a whole complete set ...that you are going to want! Here's what I am talking about, the pic below is Dec 2014's set!
Thanks for checking these out and please feel free to play along and post your own layout on my FB challenge page!

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Birthday Cards!

I so love being a crafter and having crafting friends... because then when it's my birthday I get all these home cards in the mail and they all bring me such joy! I posted some of the ones I received!
Designer: Janae Van Petten
Designer: Jeannine Sargenti Grayson

Designer: Richard Garay

This was my favorite card, made by Andrew whose only 6, he hand drew the heart and cut it out all by himself! 
Designer: Andrew Garay


Matthew made the second bicycle card... so sweet of the both of them!

Designer: Elena Montanez


Designer: Nikki Turnour
Designer: Cindy Bistrow
I love this card made by Cindy... it's not a Birthday card but she used Flower Stitch... she stamped it twice so it has a shadow... so cool! Lovely card! 
        



Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Hello Sunshine!

Love these vibrant colors and the umbrellas are so adorbs! If you like coloring then April is a great month to join our Kit of the Month! It's so fun because you get the kit's for these 4 adorable cards, one exclusive FSJ stamp and everything is done for you ... just pull up a chair, stamp and assemble!
Sign-up now and get this exact kit! These bright and cheerful cards will blow away the rest of your winter blues!
Click here to learn more!
Keep an eye out on the Fun Stampers Journey Blog too, go there for more inspiration for this kit and so much more!


Tuesday, March 31, 2015

So Yummy and Delicious!

Whoo hoo this was one of the giveaways at Yummy and Delicious this past weekend. It matches a new super duper cute birthday stamp.






If you haven't already picked a date to attend our amazing Yummy and Delicious tour, you better stop reading this and sign up now! This weekend was the first one in Phoenix,AZ... And it was A A Amazing!
Check out the photos and imagine smelling the best cupcakes ever as your gazing at all the yummyliciousnness!
This card was our first project... I love our new printed paper that goes with this whole collection!
We had boards up with all kinds of inspiration by our #MakeAmazingHappen Girls... love the layouts!
THis was our second card... we learned a cool technique for the icing ... I will show you how later this week!

Kim, our in-house designer and Amanda our Customer Service person ... came out in bunny ears ... they were both so adorbs... and they made the cutest cards... below are some of the Easter cards  they featured!

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Love Our Events

I am posting a few of my favorite things from the weekend! Our new Yummy and Delicious embellishments, ribbon and Yippee ..... my favorite of all ....Bubble Gum Silk!


 
This picture which is pretty impressive... is all the goodies we received and/or I purchased at the event! It's pretty amazing that we have such an haul! I also want to give a big shout out to my friend Jill Walker.. she bought me a bundle and two dies... how lucky am I! 

One of my favorite moments... when our President and co-founder Richard Garay, walked out on stage and welcomed us all to the event! the Stage and props were all sooooo adorbs!

 
Look at all these cute faces! Me and some of my Bliss Roadies, team...L to R: Ruby Martha, Denise, Corey, Delaine and her sister Jaime!

Here's a pic of everyone that was able to attend, except for we are missing two of Nikki's friends. 
Back row: Nikki, me, Corey, Stephanie, Jaime, Ruby Martha, Jeannine,  
& my new crafting buddy Renee
FRont row: Mary, Elena, Delaine, Sandy and Denise! 
So happy so many of my team were able to join me in Phoenix! Love all that pink! 

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Paper Paper Paper!

There is still time left in March to host a party with $150 or more in total sales and receive one of EACH: New Day, Modern Design, and Journey Basics printed cardstock packs. Stock your craft room with this beautiful and fun cardSTOCK! You can host a party for yourself or a virtual one for you and your friends...either way you get to keep the paper!
This paper-pack "New Day" is so fun with butterflies, birds and flowers.... it has some of our stamp images as part of the design, I love the coordination!
Call me now and lets get a party going! 626-261-3456!  Click here for project inspiration: Printed Paper Topiary
 

Friday, March 13, 2015

Twinchies


 

I hosted a trade on my One Journey Coaches FB page recently and it was so much fun to get these all in the mail! A twinchie is a 2x2 card or more like an embellisment or little pieces of art! The theme was spring and Journey Coaches from all over the US traded... which is pretty cool! It's so fun to see Fun Stampers Journey grow and see Coaches sprout up all over!
These two by themselves are the ones I made with the same stamp set ... Sentimental Prints! Leave me a comment and tell me which one's your favorite!