Saturday, June 7, 2014

Thank You

This card was made especially for a trade. The requirements were to use 2 stamp sets, a Spellbinders die and sequins.  The two stamps used are Fun Stampers Journey’s, Script and Summer Garden, the Spellbinders Shapeabilities die, Back to Basic Tags was chosen. The card stock used is Pretty Pansy and Grape Fusion.

Copic Markers were used to color the flower and leaves.  A little Journey Glaze on the flower was dusted with Journey Sparkle Dust.  Copic Markers colors include: V20, V15, V0000, G82, G40. YG, Y4, Y18, and BG0000.  Accents,  a few sequins and sheer gold ribbon.

I hope the people that receive the cards will enjoy them as much as I did making them! 

Thanks for stopping by. Sure hope you will return.

Creativity is contagious, pass it on!


Repetition, that’s an easy challenge! I choose the colors Berrylicious  Smoothie, Hucklleberry Fusion, and Whip Cream using both Fun Stampers Journey cardstock and ink pads. Next was choosing the stamp set,  Awesome You, is  from Fun Stampers Journey. The sentiment is from Happy 4th of July and old stamp set.

A simple card and fun to make.  Thanks for stopping by!

Happy Creating!

Thursday, June 5, 2014


Another Fun Stampers Journey Challenge!  This time we were to use stamp sets that are included in the Coaches Package when you join FSJ.  

The background stamp is Brocade Print stamped in Denim Days. The balloons are from Birthday Sketch using Summer Days, Hucklebery Fusion and Berrylicious Smoothie ink pads.  I used our Journey Glaze to cover the balloons and sprinkled Journey Sparkle Dust on top.

The banner is from the stamp set Banner Party and stamped with Summer Days and Berrylicious Smoothie. Spellbinders Shapeabilities Back to Basics Tags was used to highlight the sentiment. Other accents include Journey Twine and glitter pearls.

A cute, quick and easy card to complete. Thanks for stopping by.

Happy creating!

Music is Love

Fun Stampers Journey has a weekly Coaches Challenge that I enjoy entering.  This card is from one of them. The stamp I used is Spring Gardens by Fun Stampers Journey. When designing the card I used Spellbinders embossing folder,  So Trendy.                 
The musical note background is a Fun Stampers Journey background stamp, Music Sheet.  I am so happy with this card which can be used for any occasion!

Other materials used:
       FSJ Cardstock - Summer Days & Huckleberry Fusion
       FSJ Ink Pad - Denim Days
       Copic Markers - G 82, G40 YG11, Y04, R81, R83, R85

Thanks for stopping by.  Hope you will come back.  
Happy Creating!

Monday, May 19, 2014


I know it is a little early for Father’s Day Cards but you need to get started or it is here before you know it.  It is difficult to see the black background but it was stamped with Fun Stampers Journey background stamp, Brocade Print, and clear embossed.  Spellbinders Circle Dies were used to cut the circles.  The fish is a Fun Stampers Journey ATC number 124, Lucky,  colored with Copic Markers YG03, YG67, BG01, and BG15 and mounted on FSJ Card Stock Blue Lagoon and Honey Dew Drop. Finally the sentiment is from another Fun Stampers Journey stamp set entitled Year Round Greetings.
This was a fun card to make.  Hope you like it. thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Flowers, Flowers, Flowers

What a great day to be crafting!  The challenge of the week for Fun Stampers Journey is Spring colors and flowers.  I fell in love with the Spellbinders die called Fancy Lattice. Fun Stampers Journey, Beach Breeze Card Stock was used for the lattice work and placed over FSJ, Honey Dew Drop Card Stock. card.  The  flowers from the stamp set, Spring Garden, we're stamped on FSJ Watermelon Card Stock and Strawberry Cream Card Stock .  The Watermelon stamp pad was used to enhance the Strawberry Cream flowers.  Journey Glaze was placed of top and dusted with Journey glitter and jewels added..   The darker flower was enhanced using glue and FSJ Oatmeal Glitter and a jewel.  The leaves are cut from Kiwi Slice Card Stock using the Spellbinders die, Foliage.  They were also brushed with Journey Glaze and dusted with glitter.

I am so excited with the results of this card and I hope you like it.  Thanks for stopping by. Maybe this card has sparked your creativity!


Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Spread Your Wings and Fly

Hope everyone has been having a great week.  This card works for our Fun Stampers Journey Challenge and also for Mojo Monday 333 design.  The FSJ Challenge called for Butterflies, so I decided to use our stamp, Gifted Wings.  When I saw this paper with flowers by Kaiser Craft, I knew I had to have it. What goes better with butterflies than flowers.

My butterflies are colored with Copic Markers R81, R83, R85 and R0000. A very light coat of of Journey Glaze was brushed on to the butterflies and dusted with glitter. I am really happy with the results! 

      Fun Stampers Journey Card Stock: Limeade Splash, Cupcake    
          Icing, and Pineapple Smoothie
      Kaiser Craft Tea Break Paper: Sugar Cookie and Orange     
      Fun Stampers Journey Stamp: Gifted Wings
      Spellbinders Nestabilities: Circles Large
      Michaels:  Satin Ribbon
      Copic Markers: R0000, R81, R83, R85
      Fun Stampers Journey: Journey Glaze and Glitter
      Recollections:  Black Rhinestones

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog. Please stop by again. Hope you like the card as much as I do.  Happy crafting!


Thursday, February 13, 2014

Hoppy Spring

Sorry I have not posted for a while but just wasn’t up to it. Now I feel like I am back on an even keel and I can get things done. This is a card I completed for a challenge at Fun Stampers Journey. The challenge asks you to make a Spring card using the new Spring colors. I know the people in the North and East are definitely hoping that Spring arrives sooner than later. I really feel for them

The background of the card consists of Fun Stampers Journey card stock, Morning Mist, Orange Creamcicle, and Pretty Amethyst. I added a Spellbinders die, Resplendent Rectangles to complete the background. I chose Spring Fling Bunny from FSJ stamp set and colored it with Copic Markers added Journey Glaze and glitter to finish him. I took the daisy stamp from The April Showers stamp set and placed them around the bunny. They were also colored with Copic Markers. A little bling finishes it off. 
I wish the photo was better so you can see the true color.
                          Copic Markers used:
                                E30, E33, Y11, Y18, R11, R22

Hope you like the card and if you can leave a comment that would be great! Thanks for stopping by and please stop back. 
Wishing you a great Valentine's Day!


Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Be Mine

The Coaches from Fun Stampers Journey have an exchange of cards, gifts items and 4 by 6 scrapbook pages at least 4 times a year.  This time I was given three names to design and make and mail a card to.  I had a great deal of fun making this Valentine time card for 3 special ladies and I even made another one for my dear friend Rose. 

Using a larger card Beach Breeze card stock was added for the back ground and then Love and Marriage Floral paper.  Two and one half inch squares of Pineapple Smoothie card stock were covered with the back side of the floral, which has hearts. Lace was added to the bottom of one square and to the top of the other.  A Spellbinders Die, Medallion was cut from Watermelon Fusion card stock and placed in the center.  Two different stamp sets were used  and two different stamp pads. Journey Glaze was added to the center heart to bring out the color. Next, just a little bling of rhinestones.

Material Used:
Card - 5 by 6.5
Fun Stampers Journey Card Stock - Beach Breeze, Pineapple Smoothie, Watermelon Fusion
Fun Stampers Journey Stamp Pads - Lemon Grass, Watermelon Fusion
Fun Stampers Journey Stamps - With Love, Only You
Journey Glaze
Spellbinder Die D-Lites - Medallion One
Lace from Michaels
Paper- Bella Blvd , Love and Marriage

I hope the recipients enjoy the card as much as I enjoyed making them. Now it is time to get them in the mail!

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Creating!

Monday, January 27, 2014


Everyone needs to feel warm and loved. A hug card allows you to do just that. Its a small card that measures 2.5 inches by 3.5 inches. A great thing about a hug card is you can use up your scraps to make some really cute cards. Sending you a extra special 

I hope you like these little gems!  Remember if you give a hug, you get one back!

Thanks for stopping by. 
Happy Creating!


Friday, January 24, 2014


Happy Friday!  It has been a great week and I have enjoyed the time creating new cards.  This valentine card chosen for today was easy and fun to make.  I embossed a piece of Strawberry Cream card stock and then used a heart die to cut out the heart. The new scrapbooking tapes that are available are trouble free to use and enhance the card. I placed those at the bottom of a piece of Martha Stewart’s Valentine paper.  I layered the Strawberry Cream Heart with a Vines of Passion Heart cut from Candy Apple Red. There is nothing like the intricacy of Spellbinders Dies to add additional beauty to the card. Finally, I used a paper flower from Recollection and the Love you saying from FSJ to finish off my card.
Supplies Used
Fun Stampers Journey Card Stock:   Candy Apple Red and Strawberry 
Spellbinders Die D-Lites:   Vines of Passion
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder:   Baby’s Breath
Fun Stampers Journey Stamp:   From Only You
Fun Stampers Journey Stamp Pad:   Candy Apple Red
Martha Stewart - Valentine Paper

Recollections:  Paper Flower and Crafting Tape

Thanks for stopping by. Please stop by again. 
Happy Creating!


Monday, January 20, 2014

Love Forever

Valentines Day is one of those days I truly love! I tell my husband, Bruce, everyday how much I love him and how lucky we are and because of love, hope, prayers, great friends and family, he survived the past two and a half years with heart problems, liver disease and asthma. So this card I made for him!

 Waiting for my Valentine Stamps, I decided to use paper crafting to make this card. Dollies just seem to fit in with Valentines Day so, I just started folding one to see what would happen and this is the result. It truly reminds me of a handkerchief. Knowing the doily alone would not do, I used a die cut for the heart, added Journey Glaze and glitter.The final touch is the saying, Love Forever!

       Supplies Used:

Card Stock from Fun Stampers Journey Yummy Cherry and Strawberry Cream
Heart Paper from Martha Stewart Crafts
Stamp from Fun Stampers Journey
Heart Die from Memory Box
Dollies from Recollections
Ribbon from Celebrate It
Glitter and Glaze from Fun Stampers Journey

Hope you like the card as much as I know my husband, Bruce will.

Thanks so much for stopping by. Happy creating!

Sunday, January 19, 2014


It is a beautiful day in Southern California!  Yesterday, I completed my Fun Stampers Journey Kit of the month.  I enjoyed making the the cards and smile when I think of the creativity of our Designer/Owner, Richard Garay!

Each month Fun Stampers Journey has a Journey Blooms Card Kit. December's Kit included four Valentine Cards.  They are really delightful and are easy to complete because of the very complete instructions.  There is a Stamp Set included with the set entitled, “0nly You.”  Of course all the paper is cut, embossed and ready to be stamped and assembled.  If you like what you see, you can order the kit from -
Be sure to say Barbara sent you!

Thanks for stopping by!  Here's to a  Creative Week

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Blue On Blue

    It has been along time since I have posted anything on my blog and I even had to make a new blog so I could post.  So here is my first post for 2014.  As a for Fun Stampers Journey, I try to participate in their weekly challenge as much as possible. 

    This weeks challenge is to use all blues.  I choose a bird stamp from our Holiday set entitled - “Christmas Melody.”  The card stock is from our paper collection. I chose Huckleberry Fusion and Lovely Blue. The Damask paper is called Magnetizing is by Kaiser Craft.  Spellbinders Nested Oval Medallion Labels were used to enhance the bird that was colored using our stamp pads, Huckleberry Fusion and Lovely Blue.  Journey Glaze was added to make the bird pop. Finally the greeting “Thinking of you,” is from our stamp set entitled - “Little Big Greetings.”

I am so happy with the way it turned out. Hope you like it!

Thanks for stopping by. Have a great weekend and Happy Creating!