A Change, A Big One

Hey!  Just wanted to do a blog post explaining my unusual pause in crafting and posting cards and just wanted to let you all know what’s going on with me right now. No drama, no sickness, just straight out busy with work which is crazy right now and we have been planning VBS which starts TONIGHT!!!

I’ve been praying and contemplating whether I wanted to make something of this venture of slowly turning my love of stamping and scrapping from more than a hobby into possibly a source of income and if I was serious about it, then  I needed to consider a change, a big one.  I love Stampin’ Up.  I have for many years. They were my first foray into stamps and ink about 12 years ago. I love the quality of products, the atmosphere of “family” from the leaders, the support from the company.  However, I truly feel that if I want to make a business from crafting then I need to go another direction. Fun Stampers Journey is a beautiful, newish company that follows the same home party based model, minimums are much lower, products are just as a good a quality, prices are better and the MIXED MEDIA OPTIONS are to die for!! The lure of the Gel Press, splashes, silks, liquid color, TWO 48 color pencil/water color pencil sets and Pan Pastels were too much to resist. So as of 6/19/2017 I resigned from Stampin Up and as of 6/27/2017 I am a Fun Stampers Journey Coach!

The link to my new shop is  here. Be sure to check out all the awesome clearance and retiring products that will be in the shop until 6/30/2017 at fantastic discounts!

The link to view the NEW catalog that goes live on July 1 is here.

I hope you continue to follow me here, on Facebook and Instagram as I will be getting back into the thick of creating very soon. No change in the creativity just a change of supplier.  I should be receiving my first Bloom Box (MERMAIDS!!!!!) which is FSJ’s monthly subscription kit with supplies for 4 card projects and a FULL size stamp set in the next week. I  can’t wait to create with it.  I hope you have a blessed day and I truly thank you for your support!

Bloom Box July flyer 

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Label Me Pretty Thank You Card

Hey!! Just sharing a beautiful Thank you card using all NEW Stampin’ Up! designer series paper, stamps and punches.  The new Label Me Pretty Bundle stamp and punch set is so awesome and I’m loving all the samples I’ve seen with it so far! The Delightful Daisy designer series paper is beautiful and I’m very happy that SU designed paper that had Wisteria Wonder! I’m hoping that SU will bring some more purples into the color families in the near future.  Standard A2 Calypso Coral card base, dsp is cut to 5.25×4 inches and blue dsp is cut to 5.5x 2 inches. I hope you enjoy this beautiful Thank you card and have a very blessed day!

Product List

Label Me Pretty Clear-Mount Stamp Set

$17.00
Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper

$11.00
Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies

$30.00
Calypso Coral Classic Stampin' Pad

$6.50
Wisteria Wonder Classic Stampin' Pad

$6.50
Calypso Coral 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock

$8.00
Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock

$9.00
Very Vanilla 1/2" (1.3 Cm) Lace Trim

$7.00
5/8" (1.6 Cm) Burlap Ribbon

$7.00
Linen Thread

$4.50

June 2017 Creative Crew Challenges

 

NEW 2017-2018 STAMPIN’ UP! CATALOG

Hey!! I’m back with the projects I’ve designed for Split Coast Stampers as part of the Creative Crew Team for May-August 2017. It’s an honor to be asked to design for this amazing community and I’m enjoying every minute of it! I hope you like the projects I’ve created and are inspired to play along with us as we create for this month’s theme of “Promises of New Things.” Best friends day is June 8th so I also created a few of my cards that can be used for that also!The first challenge is the sketch challenge and I chose to use the NEW Memories & More Color Theory cards as my background.  I am a scrapbooker but I don’t usually do pocket scrapbooking except for my Christmas album each year.  These cards are perfect for me as background pieces and when I first saw the sketch I immediately knew I wanted to use the new Memories and More cards.  I’m in love with the new ribbon from the incolor line, it’s so soft and pliable and makes great bows even though it’s wider than I normally use.  Berry burst is my new color love, so I’m sure you’ll see plenty of it in my upcoming projects.  The stamped sentiment is from the new Happy Birthday Gorgeous stamp set.

Step It Up Challenge:

These 2 great cards were created with the new Daisy Designer Series paper, Pool Party and Calypso Coral cardstock.  The sentiment came from Rose Wonder and the white doily is cut using the new Eastern Medallion dies.  The new Daffodil Delight stitched ribbon is fantastic and I can’t wait to get some of the other colors. The faceted gems make an appearance on these cards as well, the flowers are punched using the now retired petite petal punch 😦 however there are several die sets that have flower dies that you could use to cut out some cute little flowers. The stepped up card also uses the Petal Burst embossing folder.

Inspiration Challenge:

I love this card! I admit I have used the Eastern Medallion dies way more than I thought I ever would. I only ordered the basic Eastern Palace bundle when it was available, but when I saw the multiple ways that the framelits were being used, I had to order them and I’m so glad I did.  The Wood Words Bundle is predominately featured on this card, that crate framelit is to die for!!!  The wood designer series paper is over stamped with the floral stamp from Wood Words, I stamped the floral design on the flower die cuts and the sentiment is white craft ink onto the crate which is also cut from the wood designer series paper.  The leaves are fussy cut from the Daisy designer series paper.  Flower centers are the new faceted gems.  I also used a bit of the Very Vanilla lace trim and my beloved linen thread. Card base is crumb cake cut to A2 size 8.5″ x 5.5″

Color Challenge:  Strong Summer Colors

I chose to work with Berry Burst, Lemon Lime Twist and Calypso Coral!  The stamp set is one of the NEW hostess sets available to earn for FREE today with a qualifying party order!!! I stamped the images onto one of the Color Theory Memories and More 4×6 cards which I cut down to layer onto my A2 card base!  The dragonfly image is from the Touches of Texture stamp set and fussy cut.

I hope you’ve enjoyed my cards for this month’s challenges and make sure to check back often as I post new cards several times a week!!


The new Catalog is LIVE TODAY!!!! Make sure to click Shop Now in the menu above to order any of these fantastic products and more!!! Also contact me if you’d like to host a party (live, catalog or online) and watch for upcoming class schedules!! June is a great month to host a party as hosts get extra rewards with a qualifying party order of $350 or more!Host_Flyer_June2017_US

 

Product List

Happy Birthday Gorgeous Photopolymer Stamp Set

$21.00

Wood Words Wood-Mount Stamp Set

$30.00

Rose Wonder Photopolymer Stamp Set

$27.00

Wood Crate Framelits Dies

$30.00

Eastern Palace Premier Bundle

$103.50

Berry Burst 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock

$8.00

Crumb Cake 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock

$8.00

Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock

$9.00

Calypso Coral 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock

$8.00

Early Espresso Classic Stampin' Pad

$6.50

Berry Burst Classic Stampin' Pad

$6.50

Whisper White Craft Stampin' Pad

$8.00

Calypso Coral Classic Stampin' Pad

$6.50

Petal Burst Textured Impressions Embossing Folder

$7.50

Color Theory Card Pack

$10.00

Wood Textures Designer Series Paper Stack

$10.00

Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper

$11.00

Linen Thread

$4.50

Gold Faceted Gems

$5.00

Daffodil Delight 1/4" Double-Stitched Ribbon

$7.00

Touches Of Texture Clear-Mount Stamp Set

$33.00

Berry Burst 1/2" Finely Woven Ribbon

$7.00