Monday, July 31, 2017

CASEing FSJ's Blog






 CASEing FSJ Blog






Welcome Baby

Grab a small Dauber Dowel and a few of your favorite True Color Fusion Inks to create this colorful background. Dab color onto your Dauber Pads and then directly onto your cardstock. Note: It's not recommend mixing colors on your Pads. Use one Dauber sponge per ink color. The Dauber Dowel comes with 4 sponges already (small - #TO-0137 and Large - TO-0138), but you may wish to purchase the extra pack of 10 Dauber Pads (TO-0139 & TO-0140). 

Alternate and overlap your colors to create this fun unique background. Add texture to your background with the Thread Sketch Stamp Set (SS-0169)in Journey White Embossing Powder (IP-0098).


For this handmade card, I’ve added a strip of Journey Vellum to a portion of the card. The Vellum softens up your bright background just a tad, opening up a perfect focal point for your featured stamped image and sentiment.

Pop up your stamp on a Journey Circle Die(DI-0039). Then add your sentiment underneath. Embellish your project with sparkles and colors, like our Whip Cream and Silver Sparkle Tape.

A few close-up's:


  and.....



The Welcome sentiment is from a former Bloom Box #SS-0370

Fun background.  Love it!  You should try it!  :-)


Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Bible Journaling

My new passion!  I decided that I was really going to read the whole bible, cover to cover.  I am using a plan on YouVersion.  It is awesome.  I have a bible journal that I am reading and creating in.  It took a while for me to actually make any marks on my bible, but I believe the best bible is a read bible, so here is some of the art I have done so far.....  All done from the heart, as I am not an artist. 

This is CASE'd from Susan Gizinski.


This is done with watercolors.  I am a amateur, but loving it!  It is all about reading the bible and journal what is important to you.

This is the verse I wanted to highlight



I like to try using art, but still be able to read everything in my bible.  In the process I try to highlight what is important to me.

Till next time......     :-)

Sunday, July 23, 2017

July 2017 Bloom Box and More............

Our so cute Mermaid Wishes July 2017 Bloom Box!  Every month you learn tips and techniques from Richard (owner and co-founder of FSJ)  Example bottom left background is a direct to paper technique and the circles on the top were made using a dauber.  Cool, yes!

Now of course we have to play since we now have a big red rubber stamp set.  So.....


 These two were CASEd from Jeanne Bobish (A  Journey Coach)  I love your videos!  You can follow her on facebook.


Look at this background...It was made using dry wall tape and modeling paste!  Wonderful texture!




Now here is what I created with this cute stamp set


 For the background I used our Journey Splashes.  Turbo Teal (IP-0125) and Cool Pool (IP-0076).  I put drops on my craft mat and added water.  Next I just dabbed the Whipped Cream cardstock directly on the ink.
For the foreground I stamped and heat embossed with white (#IP-0098).  On the back side of the Vellum(PP-0044) I painted using our re-inkers.
I used glue dots(#AD-0083) behind images (so it wouldn't show through)
















Now:

 I used our Printed Paper on the card and envelope.  An idea from my daughter Toni.  The envelope was made with copy paper and our die (DI-0102).  Happy Dance!  A great way to use up extra Printed paper.  :-)


I used a technique I learned from Richard Garay for the Mermaid fins.  I used Journey Glaze (AD-0002) which normally gives a smooth shinny finish.  Then I used the heat tool (TO-0083) directly on the glaze.  Soon it starts to bubble; take away and allow to settle then heat again until you get the effect you want.  I have a close-up below.












Can you see all that texture?  It actually feels like scales!
Cool, Right?  You should try it, so fun.  Easy Peazy Mac and Cheesy!

Till next time   :-)

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Christmas in July!

I made these cool Christmas cards with RG Presents Holiday.  What a WOW!



Such a great experience with Fun Stampers Journey!  None of these are hard, but really have a WOW factor!  And for all of you that hate fussy cutting, most everything has a die to cut these out.  Yea!!  So much shine and glitter which is hard for me to capture in a photo.

These will be part of my holiday cards this year, what about you?

Saturday, July 8, 2017

When Life Hands You Lemons - Make Lemonade!

When Life hands you lemons......  I CASEd the layout from Brandy's Cards but the stamps (Make Lemonade #SS-0372)  and embossing folders (Petals Wall #EF-0007) are all FSJ 
I inked up the embossing folder before I put it through the machine.  Love how it all turned out!

A closer look:  I used our color splash pencils on the lemon (Journey Color Splash Pencils #JM-0078) and our (Journey Blending Brush #TO-0097) with a little bit of water. The yellow strip I used both the lemon stamp and direct to paper with the ink pad.  I didn't want a solid yellow.  So easy...       Easy Peezy Mac and Cheesy! 

Friday, July 7, 2017

Ya got to love all the creativity!



July 2017 Bloom Box!



Christmas in July!  So excited and cannot wait to play!!