What’s Old is New Again Halloween Card

I MISS the retro sketches challenge blog new postings and I’ve decided to go back and revisit some of the ones I missed out on because they are just too awesome to not go back!  This sketch is so great that I’m recreating it with my FAVORITE Halloween Set from the main Fun Stampers Journey Catalog – Ghostly Treats! Keep an eye out for MORE Halloween/Fall cards in the next 2 months and an un-boxing video of the NEW Journey Holiday Mini haul that I will be getting any day now!!


ANNOUCEMENTS!! There is still time to join and get the super awesome August Bloom Box – Pop Art which is available through TOMORROW August 31!

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and here’s a SNEAK PEEK of the absolutely GORGEOUS, can’t wait to get it in my hot little hands September Bloom Box – Hello Sunflower


Isn’t it STUNNING!!! I fully believe it will sell out so make sure to check back here on September 1 for links to subscribe and get this beautiful, timeless kit!

September’s sales promotion is phenomenal and I can’t wait to stock up on some of these beautiful media mix products myself!!



If you have even CONSIDERED joining the FSJ family, you are in for one heck of a signing bonus that makes me completely jealous and wish I could join all over again!!! When you join in September AND place a qualifying $150 order by October 31, 2017 you receive a FREE bundle of mixed media product (worth $100) AND an exclusive project tutorial guide!!! Make sure to contact me with any questions!!


Hoping you have a blessed day!!!

Passport Book & Butterfly Tags

I love these adorable passport books from the Fun Stampers Journey product line and thought they would be cute to add a couple of tags inside to gift another fellow Bible journaling friend. Tags make excellent bookmarks for your Bible and I leave the back of them blank because I always write sermon notes on the back of mine! These cute books make good gift card holders also!


Fall Peony Blooms Card

I believe we each have a season that “speaks” to us on such a deep level that we almost feel our soul connected to it. For me it’s fall and unfortunately here in beautiful North Carolina we see very little of it.  We MIGHT get a few weeks in October and November, but kids are still wearing shorts to school in October most of the time.  I love the colors, the smells, the chilly air, the promise of the old dying away to make room for the new in the spring.  The leaves are beautiful, county fairs with caramel apples, carving pumpkins and HALLOWEEN. I’m such a kid at heart with Halloween!

This beautiful card showcases the Peony Blooms stamp set along with a our new Fall Fest Prints from Fun Stampers Journey. I’m loving the ombre leaf paper so I’m sure you’ll see quite a bit of it. Color Splash pencils were used to highlight the flowers and leaves.



A few reminders!! August Bloom Box is still available until August 31 and it’s absolutely darling this month!  Subscribe Here

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Ink pads are 20% off for the whole month of August so don’t miss out on that fantastic deal!! My Online Store

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Holiday Journey Blog Hop August 2017

Welcome the to August 2017 Holiday Catalog Journey Coach Blog Hop!!  We are showcasing super cute products from the new mini and hope to inspire you to create some of the adorable projects for your own celebrations!!

I focused on Halloween and used the new Fall Fest Prints and made this very festive Hershey Nugget Cake!


Cut 1″x3″ strips to cover the nuggets using journey tape on the ends. I used a small canning lid for the bottom layer and cut a 3/4″ inch off a paper towel roll for the top layer of nuggets.  I also cut circles from black to layer between the layers and for the top.


After wrapping nuggets, I hot glued them to the rings.

The cute little mummy topper is stamped with the Mummified ATS and cut with it’s matching die.

I used Journey tape to layer the 2 dies with a tootpick sandwiched between the layers.


I made a quick video showcasing the new Fall Fest Prints:


Also don’t forget to stock up on the fantastic fusion inks which are 20% off for August 2017!

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Make sure to check out the other projects on our hop and if you’d like to purchase any of the items used, contact me or go shop at my online store HERE.

 You can start back at the beginning of our hop at Ruth’s blog Here

Flannel Love

I am a country girl at heart and LOVE me some flannel!  I just had to get this beautiful background stamp as soon as I saw it with fall coming right around the corner and gearing up for my upcoming month long celebration of all things Halloween and Fall in October (details coming REAL soon 🙂  I made a quick video of how I made these really cool card bases so I hope you check it out and enjoy it!  Buy it HERE!



Graduation Mini Album Peony Blooms

My heart just can’t handle all the growing up and milestones my babies are going through this year!  My BABY girl Sadie is starting middle school in a couple of weeks. Be still my heart!!! Sadie graduated fifth grade in June and I’m so behind on my scrapbooking that I’ve decided mini albums for the BIG events are on the way to go for now!

I fell in love with a card from justgivemestamps.typepad.com that had six circle images and I had to give it a try with this cute mini! All products used are from Fun Stampers Journey.  Peony Blooms is the first new stamp set I ordered from the new annual catalog that went live on July 1 and I’ve certainly been giving it a workout!  The flowers are colored using the Journey Watercolor Splash pencils, which are divine!  Album is cut at  6 1/4″x 5″ I scored at 3/4″ and punched 2 holes and used the black licorice ribbon to bind the pages together.

Hope you enjoy this project and hope you have a blessed day!

August 2017 Bloom Box

This month’s Bloom Box is super cute and so trendy!  Pop Art is reminiscent of comic books.  I couldn’t wait to crack that box and create my first card today!  Subscribe today so you don’t miss out on your chance to get this month’s box!  Bloom Box stamps are now retiring at the end of each month and will no longer be featured in the upcoming catalogs.  A six month subscription is $24.95/month plus shipping and handling (plus get a free annual catalog AND Holiday Mini from me). You can choose to get one month for $29.95 plus shipping and handling (you will receive a free Holiday Mini with any order!)

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****Edited to add pics of contents per a request***  The full color booklet is 12 pages long. Four card kits plus envelopes! This LINK TO MY STORE also has a breakdown of all contents!