My Sweet Brooke’s Prom Album (part 1)

I hope ya’ll are ready to get bombarded with senior year projects as my sweet baby girl (my middle child) Brooke is graduating this coming year! She is dual enrolled in high school and college for the fall. She finishes high school in January 2018 but will walk the stage in June 2018.  My 21 year old son Britt graduated in 2015 and my baby girl Sadie starts middle school this week and my step son Tyler just turned 29 and is MARRIED!!  I’m officially getting old.  I’m so not ready for Brooke to graduate! She is so full of plans and is excited about college and leaving the nest all while I’m crying don’t grow up so fast! It’s tradition in my family and with my church family to have a big graduation party in honor of our graduates.  I went all out for my son’s and plan to with my baby girl too.  I’m doing a four part series of albums for her as a gift and to display at the party. This first one is her prom album, the second will be her senior portraits and the third will be the actual graduation day pictures.  I’ll also be doing one for her to add her own pictures and thoughts to with her and her friends.

She fell in love with this Romantic Journey Prints paper pack from Fun Stampers Journey and I was shocked as my girl is usually not into florals.  She loved the vintage vibe to this collection and ADORED the vintage map print. She even liked the flowers because she said they were BOLD and not too girly pink LOL.

I found a fantastic youtube video showing a waterfall folio album constructed ONLY from chipboard and card stock and I knew that was the direction I wanted to go in.  I had to modify to accomodate 4×6 photos because I refuse to shrink my pictures!  The cover measures 7″x9″x1″.

I hope you enjoy this project and be on the lookout for the finished album as I’m not done with the cover (have to order some black satin FSJ ribbon).  Hope you have a blessed day!

Peony Blooms Thinking of You

I’m in love with the Peony Blooms stamp set from Fun Stampers Journey 2017-2018 catalog and the smallest flower is quickly becoming my favorite stamp! This is another one layer card.  I made the back ground with random stamping. The flowers are die cut with circle dies and just crumpled up and sponged with black licorice ink.  I used my scissors to flag the end of the banner and the leaves are die cut with a new host exclusive die called Mystic Vine (ask me how to earn it!!)

I created this card in response to a challenge with the Great Outdoors @  The Paper Players Challenge Blog. Make sure to drop in there and play along! This challenge runs through Friday, August 11th, noon PST time!

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Make sure to check out my online store for a GREAT August promotion this month!! Most of the Fun Stampers Journey fusion inks are 20 % off!!!  Click HERE to take you right to my online store!

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Also don’t forget to subscribe to this month’s Fantastically trendy Bloom Box called Pop Art which is $24.95/month plus tax and shipping with a six month subscription or $29.95 plus tax and shipping a la carte for just one month.

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Hoping you have a blessed day!

Clean and Simple Thank You Card

Hello!!! Just wanted to share a cute clean and simple card I made as an entry to this week’s Freshly Made Sketch #299. I used the beautiful stamp set Peony Blooms which I will be featuring on my blog over the next 2 weeks!

This card is a simple one layer of whip cream cardstock, using a wide paint brush I dabbed the side of my black licorice and summer days ink pads to make the bands across the bottom. Then simply stamped the flowers and sentiment in black licorice.  I’m going to remake this card and emboss the images next time.  Hope you enjoy and make sure to check out the weekly sketches at Freshly Made!

Here’s links to the supplies that I used, Hoping you have a blessed day!

Christmas In July/August Color Challenge (with a prize!)

I’m loving my new Journey with Fun Stampers Journey and am so excited I took a leap of faith! Change is always scary but I feel like the creative block I was starting to have has lifted and I’m excited to feel like I’m being stretched again. I am slowly collecting the FSJ colors and mediums and will be getting them in batches according to the season we are approaching so I’m not overwhelmed all at once.   I’m really bummed I missed out on RG Presents this past month but FSJ announced the next one will be December 2, 2017 and I will be up and running so I can host it in my home at that time (can’t wait!). Watch for details.

I’m a little late to the game with a series of Christmas in July projects but I’m still going to issue a color challenge (with a prize – US only).  I love woodsy, earthy Christmas themes and hope to inspire you with this beautiful palette of colors. This CUTE set of tags was made using the Annual Celebrations stamp set.


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In order to be entered in the drawing for a prize (FREE ATS STAMP OF YOUR CHOICE – except the Bloom Benefits), create a card or scrapbook page or paper crafting project of your choice using these colors and link me up in the comments! It doesn’t have to be Christmas and doesn’t have to be Fun Stampers Journey products. I can’t wait to see what you come up with!  Challenge will run through August 31 and I will do a random drawing for the winner on September 1.

A few reminders!

If you think you would like to become a Fun Stampers Journey Coach, as a business or as a hobbyist, July is the month to do it!  With all three options of starter kits, you get to DOUBLE your stamp sets!!!  Please reach out to me if you are interested and I can help you with signing up or answer questions you may have.  FSJ absolutely welcomes hobby coaches who just want the discount and the kit is an awesome deal!

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Also don’t forget to sign up NOW for the July Bloom Box with that gorgeous exclusive Mermaid Stamp Set which will only be available in July and the stamp set will then only be available while supplies last! Click the subscribe button in the menu above to take you to the sign up page.  You can choose to sign up for the 6 month subscription which saves you $5/each month or you can choose to get one month!  Either way, you get four card kits and a FULL size stamp set with each kit.

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AUGUST BLOOM BOX will be available August 1 and it is so much fun!! If you like pop art or comics, this is definitely the kit for you! Here’s a sneak peek at the projects.

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I’m also giving you a SNEAK PEEK of the cover of the NEW Journey Holidays Catalog that is debuting on August 1, 2017! I will be doing a walk through video of the mini on Friday, July 28, 2017 around 9:00 AM Eastern Standard Time that will be posted to my business Facebook and to my Youtube Channel so check back to see all the beautiful, exciting things coming your way for the Holidays!


Hoping you have a blessed day!!