First up is our PREPPED TO PLAY Promo! Now is the time to experiment with new techniques and DIY to your heart’s content! Enjoy 20% off select mixed media products throughout the month of August, including paint, stencils, PanPastels, wood crafts, and more. Click here for a FULL list! I know I am going to stock up on some things, like the House to Home Trio so I can make a few sets of these amazing decor pieces for the Holidays.
Next up is a HOT off the press announcement. Our Journey totes are now available to customers (previously they were only avail to Coaches Only). They are also available at a ridiculous price. Click HERE to see what its all about. And if that is not enough 12 lucky people will get a free GIFT, two of the gifts is our Journey Platinum 6 Machine (say WHAT!?)
Thank you for continuing to support my hobby business, every order, any size helps to keep my doors open. -----Christine
Happy August to all of you... it was so much fun being able to take this photo outdoors. It's absolutely beautiful in Minnesota right now. The colors are already changing some.
This year, the farmer planted corn behind our house so I used it as a background for this gorgeous card! So fun!! I absolutely love to take a piece of plain Whip Cream cardstock and create something magical. This card looks hard, but it's very simple indeed. Let me walk through it step by step.
First, you will need the following pieces of cardstock (I am including the measurements)
Step One: Stamp Grid Paper image onto the piece of 3 7/8 x 5 1/8 Whip Cream cardstock using True Color Fusion Pool Play Ink and our NEW Grid Paper Stamp. It's okay to not stamp it perfectly, it creates a fun collage when there is a variation in color.
Step Two: Using the NEW Cement Tile Stencil and True Color Fusion Haystack Ink, first you will want to apply the ink using a Large Dauber randomly with the stencil, then with a tad of ink, apply ink to areas in circular motion still using your dauber (without the stencil). Remember, it will dry lighter so don't be worried if it is too dark. You can always add Whip Cream ink to the top to tone it down if needed. It takes practice to apply lightly.
Step Three: I stamped the butterflies using True Color Fusion Beach Breeze Ink AND True Color Fusion Haystack Ink using our beautiful stamp set, Small Things (two of them will be covered with your colored images). I did not stamp the bottom right hard so I was able to continue with imperfection. For me, a well completed collage background, should be imperfect.
Step Four: Stamp the sentiments using True Color Fusion Cocoa Powder Ink as shown and the NEW Humble & Kind stamp set.
Step Five: Stamp two butterflies on a scrap of Whip Cream cardstock with True Color Fusion Black Licorice Ink. Color your images using our AMAZING Color Burst pencils, I used 08; 016; 025; 028 and 031. To create the right yellow, I first colored with #016, then a layer of #08 over it. I finished the blues with a layer of #031 to really make the blue pop. (I learned this trick from a fellow coach and love it). I used to end with a black, but I like how #031 looks on top of the blues. Feel free to use other colors of choice, the beauty of art is making it your own. Hand cut the images, using your Detailed Pro Shears closely leaving no white. Adhere with our AMAZING Journey Craft glue (best adhesive ever).
Step Six: Assemble your card, finish with yellow Sweet Candy Drops and Black Licorice Silk.
So there you have it, see how easy it is to make your OWN backgrounds? I love creating collage cards and Fun Stampers Journey has so many stamps that you can create with. I am Grateful, Blessed and Thankful to have so many family and friends that support me on my Journey. I would appreciate it if you can support my business so I can continue to bring you beautiful projects. Click on the links below to order TODAY.
This months Coach Collective is all about SHAPES. Making cards using FSJ shape dies. I have seen all the projects and they are AMAZING.
You are going to be on creative overload when this tutorial lands in your inbox! Here is a sneak peek of all 12 projects. Can you guess what any of them are?
Coach Collective August edition is available August 1st, but if you would like to preorder yours today, just click on the PayPal button below.
All 12 tutorials will be sent to you in one concise document, ready for you to enjoy! Coach Collective project tutorials are created with currently available supplies from Fun Stampers Journey and provide measurements in inches only
You can get this tutorial collection in a few ways:
Thank you for stopping by and supporting me, because of YOU I get to continue inspiring others to make pretty things!
Stopping by to say hi. I hope you enjoyed the FSJ catalog launch party. I tried to post here, on Facebook and / or Instagram daily. FSJ did live videos and lots of sharing as well. It was a PAR-tay indeed. Now I just stalk my emails waiting for all your orders to come in. I am SO blessed to be able to do what I love and because of YOU I get to stay in business. So Thank you!
So today's cards are TOTALLY adorbs! I could not wait to get these little Gnomes in my hot inky hands... they are so MINNESOTA. This set will be a card class that I offer in November for my local peeps and also for my Madison One of Kind Show peeps. I am expecting to sell lots of these sets for the Holiday to my Midwest friends, Because this is just a sneak peek, I am not linking all the products YET. I will come back to add them August 1 when the FSJ Mini Holidays Catalog goes live.
Thanks as always for stopping by, please leave me a comment... just type Hi! I know we all get busy scrolling and all, but it warms my heart to see your comments. Inky hugs!
Hey Friends! Sorry its been a few days, I had every intention of posting something daily or every other day during the launch party. I am more a Instagram or Facebook girl. (I forget to post here too)- sad face. Anyhow, here are two very easy and very fast cards. don't you just love em, I esp love the one on the left because it's a less than 10 minute card to make.... easy to create a batch em of them to have on hand.
NEW Products used: Fragrant Camellia AT-0326 (pg 53); Remarkable You SS-0632 (pg 66)
NEW products used: Fiddle Leaf Embossing Folder EF-0029 (pg 41); In the Tropics Bundle BD-0395 (pg 46); Strength & Hope SS-0624 (pg 99).
Hello friends! I hope you had a wonderful Fourth of July, I know I did. We spent some time with the neighbors (so fun).
Today, I have another trio set of cards I did for the Designer Showcase Board at convention. I love how easy and quick is was to make these. Each one features some of our NEW dies.
As promised to several coaches at convention, I am sharing a popular card that I had on my Designer Showcase Board. Many came up to as me how I did it. Well, the great news is, it's my Coach Collective project for this months tutorial. You get 12 total tutorials, all in one PDF file. Each designer provides instructions, measurements and photos. All for the small cost of $15.... that's 12 classes for only $15.
Click HERE to order yours today. Scroll all the way to the bottom for the July collection.
Join us every day on all of our social media channels for project inspiration, tutorials, and catalog excitement with the Annual Catalog Launch Party. Tune in at 3 pm PST each day for Facebook Live videos for your daily dose of creativity! Plus, follow us on Instagram and keep an eye out for giveaways, and get a behind-the-scenes look on our stories to see how we’re celebrating at the Journey Station.
Want to join in on the fun? Participate with us by sharing your projects online with #FSJAllDay and tagging us on social media.
new products I used:
I really hope you enjoy my projects from today... thank you for stopping by. If you want to get a paper copy of the NEW Inspiration Book and Catalog, you can click on the BUY NOW button on the right column.
HELLO FROM CHRISTINE & FSJ! WHERE WE BRING PAPER TO LIFE!
Omgeeeeeeeeeeeeee. Where do I start? Over 300 pages of pure bliss. This catalog outshines any previous catalog we have launched. The samples and photography are like no other. I know I am bias, but seriously they HAVE nailed this catalog.
SO what should you buy first? Well, I have already placed my FIRST order and I am the proud owner of EVERY item listed in The Good Life collection. I can't wait to get it all soon so I can re-create some of the samples and also create my own designs. As a designer, I like to re-create too. My motto is: worker smarter NOT harder. Smiles.
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So, for a girl who was born in Minnesota and grew up in both Minnesota and Wisconsin, would you expect anything different from this small town country girl? I am pretty sure this collection was made just for me & my friends. :-)
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** EVERYONE who orders from me this month (any sized order) will receive a FREE copy of the July Coach Collective PDF. It is 12 projects, with photos, dimensions and directions. (valued at $15). It is my gift to you for supporting me. I am,
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