August 18, 2018

FSJ Creative Team Member!

I am so pleased to announce that I have been selected as a

FSJ Creative Team Member

It is going to be a year filled with the team creating inspirational projects using FSJ product and honestly I cannot wait.  It's a great team with so much talent that appeals to such a wide audience. 

Save the Date

Mark your calendars now for our first team BLOG HOP scheduled for Sept 15.  Links will be provided from the FSJ Blog to all the Creative Team Member's Blogs - an event sure to inspire many. :)

As always thank you for stopping by this evening.

August 10, 2018

A Christmas Card Because I Simply Could Not Wait

There is no doubt that Christmas is my favorite time of the year.  Growing up in South Africa we experienced Christmas in the Summer - BBQ's,  swimming, a fake fir tree and either my Dad or an uncle wearing a full blown Santa outfit complete with fur, boots and a cottonwool beard. Oh my gosh how I smile at those memories.  When we moved to Colorado 20 years ago I was finally able to enjoy a true beautiful White Christmas and we embrase it every year in all it's glory!  When Fun Stampers Journey released their new Mini Journey Holiday Catalog I almost cried out loud with joy - in fact I think I did.  It is so beautiful - page after page - that I literally want every.single.item.period!

The Journey Holiday's Catalog is so inspiring that I decided that I would jump right in and make my first Christmas card - yup August 10th on a sweltering summer day with temps topping 95'F,  I channeled Buffalo Check, cozy cable knit sweaters, bright red Poinsettias and a gorgeous rose gold Jingle Bell (that actually Jingles!!!!)...

All the products used are from Fun Stampers Journey. I have provided links on the sidebar of my blog if you would like to browse the online version of our two newest Catalogs.  Following is a list of supplies that I used linking them to the online store. If you have any questions about the products listed or ordering please drop me an email at  Enjoy the tutorial!

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  • Stamp the Ponsettia onto Whip Cream Cardstock using Oatmeal Cookie Ink Pad 
  • Color the flower petals with Candy Apple, Rich Coral and River Stone Liquid Color. Color the leaves with Limeade Splash, Fresh Forest and River Stone Liquid Color
  • Accent the petals and leaves with Green, Red and Black Color Burst Pencils
  • Fussy cut the Flower using Details Pro Shears

  • Lay Whip Cream Card Stock  (3.5 x 5”) on the bottom inside flap of the Cozy Knit Embossing Folder
  • Spread a layer of ink on the inside top flap using Banana Cream Ink pad
  • Emboss using the die cutting machine

Tip: The Cozy Knit Embossing Folder provides a beautiful clear and deep emboss.  I like to use the Banana Cream to add a hint of dimension in the nooks and crannies 

  • Fold the Oatmeal Cookie Cardstock to form a card base that measures 6 x 4 1/2”
  • Adhere a panel of the Buffalo Check printed paper (4 x 5 1/2") from the Cozy Winter Prints to the front of the card base using Journey White Liner Tape
  • Adhere the embossed Cozy Knit panel to the top of the printed paper using White Liner Tape

  • Tie a bow using Journey Girl Stripes Ribbon. Secure a Rose Gold Jingle Bell to the bow using Whip Cream Thread.
  • Stamp the sentiment from Holiday Scripts onto Whip Cream Cardstock. Lightly tape the coordinating die over the sentiment and die cut.  
  • Die cut tag from Corrugated Stock using Bread Tag die 
  • Assembly Time!  Adhere the Tag to front of the card using a foam square.  Secure the bow and bell to the tag using a glue dot.  Pop up the Poinsettia onto the tag using a foam square.  Finish by tucking in the sentiment with small or cut foam squares!

I hope this brought you all some early Holiday Cheer!  Thanks so much for stopping by today