Can You Case It? Just Because!

Hello Everyone,

It’s time for another Can You Case It color challenge.  Amber came up with these awesome colors.

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I paired the CYCI color challenge with the Watercooler Wednesday Sketch Challenge.

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For the card I did this week, I used card stock, and matching inks for the jewel colors.  I also colored some of our printed paper with our ink.

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Here is a close up of the inside of the card.  I cut the 6 x 6 paper in two inch strips.  After I colored it, I cut a 1/2 inch strip of this, and adhered it to the inside CS.

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The black and white printed paper is from our Bloom This Way Mini Catalog.  It is called Sweet Spring.  To get the colors on the paper I used our sponges and ink and rubbed in a circular motion until I got the shade of color I wanted. In the picture below you can see what the black and white paper looked like before I began adding color.

The first color I used was Sweet Berry.

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The next color I added was Turbo Teal.  This is also the color CS I used for the card base.  I love it that our CS, Inks, Ribbons, and accessories all match so perfectly.

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The next colors I used were Tangerine Tango and Lemon Drop.

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I just love the way the colored paper turned out! What do you think?

Here is a close up of the flower.  You can see the Sparkle Drop and Sparkle Dust really well.

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I love the overall look of this card.  I hope you like the idea of adding color to printed paper and that you will try it.  🙂

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Other products I used:

Oval Die with perforated die

Just Because Bundle,

Sparkle Drops, colored with Sweet Berry reinker

Sparkle Dust

and the best Black Ink, our Black Licorice.

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There is A Lot going on with Fun Stampers Journey this month. 

February Special!  It’s called “The Satin Finish”!


 FSJ is offering 20% off all solid satin ribbons in the FSJ color family. These are the perfect finishing touch for our projects.  I love my ribbon!   It’s elegant and classy and you get 20 yards.  Stock up now.   

The New February Bloom Box is Totally GORGEOUS! I Love BUTTERFLIES!!!


It features the stamp set called “Bold Wings”.  Remember,  When you sign up for the Bloom Box, you get your kit delivered right to your door with your stamp set and supplies to make four projects including a booklet that is filled with tips and techniques (you will need to supply the ink and a few other accessories).  To start your subscription, simply go to www.funstampersjourney.com/charleasor and put in the order number KO-0001.  It’s so much fun getting these boxes in the mail every month!

The most exciting thing coming is something NEW called “Richard Presents” – A Virtual stamping event This is BRAND NEW !


The very first ever, “Richard Presents” is called “Spring into Summer Online Event”.  Join Richard and the Journey Crew LIVE on March 25th for an online interactive event!  You can be in the comfort of your own home or plan a stamping party with your friends!   If you decide to do it, you will want to register BEFORE February 15th so you get the EARLY BIRD pricing!  So here are the details…

WHO:  You and all your friends gather for a day filled with crafting fun

WHAT:  Spring Into Summer Online Crafting Event

WHERE:  In the comfort of your own home no matter where you live  – if you sign up with me, no matter where in the US you are, I will have giveaways and fun things for you to participate in even though you are on the other side of the country!  You are included.  If you are local to me and attend my event (location to be announced), you too will be included in all fun activities!

WHEN:  Saturday, March 25th from 12 noon to 7:00 p.m. Eastern Time – ONLINE!

HOW TO REGISTER:

  1.  If you register from February 1 to February 15th you will get EARLY BIRD pricing; if you register from February 16th to March 6th, you will pay full price (see below for pricing)
  2. Go to my website www.funstampersjourney.com/charleasor
  3. Order the kit BD-0235 – the kit includes TWO full stamp sets that are in the UPCOMING mini catalog (not even out to the public yet which means you are getting a SNEAK PEEK!), TWO ATS’s, one 6 x 6 printed paper pack from this collection and FOUR beautifully pre-cut card Kits with embellishments to craft along with Richard during the event.  March 6 is the last day to register but you WANT to register before February 15th to get EARLY BIRD PRICING.  (I will post  an additional supply list for things you may need like adhesives)!

HOW TO ATTEND the event on March 25th, and COST:

  1. Early Bird cost:  $75 – Register between Feb. 1-15
  2. Regular cost:  $99 – Register between Feb 16 – March 6
  3. Tax and 10% shipping will be added to the cost of your bundle purchase registration.
  4. Materials will be shipped the week of March 6th!!!

….and our recruiting/starter Kit Special – $50 Journey Dollars are yours to use on your kit


If you are interested in joining my team, there is a super special going on right now.  If you pick the Amaze Kit or the Platinum Kit, then enter the code JMWJB50 to get the $50 discount on your amazing starter kit!

 

 

Thanks for stopping by today.  I hope you will leave me a comment.

If you haven’t already, I hope that you will head over to CANYOUCASEIT? and check out the awesome Design Team Member’s creations!    When you get there, subscribe so that you will know every two weeks when a new challenge comes out……And don’t forget to like our  FB page as well!

It’s easy and fun to play along……Here’s how:  create your card, save to your computer, post to a public board like pinterest if you don’t have a blog.  Go to CYCI?,  scroll all the way to the bottom of the post and click on link your image. Fill in the blanks, upload your card, and that’s it. EASY PEASY!!    🙂    Don’t forget to link your card back to the CYCI? page.

Happy Stamping, and Create Awesomeness Everyday,

Char

 

 

 



Can You Case It? #145 Pretty Birds

Hi Everyone,

Can You Case It? has a great color challenge for you this time around.  Don’t you think Eva came up with great colors?  I love them!!

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I love our Pretty Birds stamp set and Die.  The birds are adorable and I love the happy, upbeat sentiments that are in this set.

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This is actually a sliding card. The flying bird slides out to reveal a sentiment.

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The window opening for the sentiment comes from our Die set Tab Clips.  This has round paper clips, tabs, and the paper clip you see used on this card.  The paper clip die cut the opening in the printed paper, Summer Romance. I cut another paper clip out of the Pool Play CS layer and  clipped it to the bottom of the card for the other Pretty Bird to perch on. This was adhered to the base of the card which is Lavender Fusion CS. I colored the Pretty Birds with our Color Splash watercolor pencils.

For really great directions and a video tutorial, go to https://youtu.be/J7RlYYfvjeY, Deb Valder did an amazing job on the slider card I got inspiration from.

What’s Happening!

There is an AMAZING special  going on with TWO of the Fun Stampers Journey Starter/ Recruiting Kits –  $99.99 for the Amaze Starter Kit or $149 for the Platinum Starter Kit, with the discount.  You can use the JOURNEY BUCKS to get the discount.  Go to www.funstampersjourney.com/charleasor and enter the CODE JMWJB50 to receive that discount!

These kits are customizable.  Let me know if you have questions.  🙂

 

Thanks for stopping by today.  I hope you will leave me a comment.

If you haven’t already, I hope that you will head over to CANYOUCASEIT? and check out the awesome Design Team Member’s creations!    When you get there, subscribe so that you will know every two weeks when a new challenge comes out……And don’t forget to like our  FB page as well!

It’s easy and fun to play along……Here’s how:  create your card, save to your computer, post to a public board like pinterest if you don’t have a blog.  Go to CYCI?,  scroll all the way to the bottom of the post and click on link your image. Fill in the blanks, upload your card, and that’s it. EASY PEASY!!    🙂    Don’t forget to link your card back to the CYCI? page.

Happy Stamping, and Create Awesomeness Everyday,

Char



Can You Case It? Sweet!

Hi Everyone,

We have a super great challenge this week at Can You Case It?  It is a color challenge with BEAUTIFUL colors.  I LOVE LOVE LOVE them!  Thank you Rose for the inspiration! Sweet Berry, Cool Pool and River Rock are the colors I used for this challenge.  This will be a short but “sweet” post today!  🙂

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The Watercooler Wednesday Blog is hosting their 100th challenge so it’s a celebration with anything goes. WOW!  Congratulations!! You can click on the WWC100 box below to head over to the Watercooler Wednesday site and see all of the creations there.

 

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This is the card I did for the challenges this week.  It went together super quick and easy!  One of my favorite products of FSJ are our dies that have the perforated die between every die that cuts.  I cut and perforated the circle dies and used the different size perforated dies for the background.

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Sweet

The products I used for this card are:

Sweet Berry, Cool Pool, River Stone, and Whip Cream CS.  FSJ Circle dies. Sweet Text Bubbles, Tag Elements stamp set.

Thanks for stopping by today.  I hope you will leave me a comment.

If you haven’t already, I hope that you will head over to CANYOUCASEIT? and check out the awesome Design Team Member’s creations!    When you get there, subscribe so that you will know every two weeks when a new challenge comes out……And don’t forget to like our  FB page as well!

It’s easy and fun to play along……Here’s how:  create your card, save to your computer, post to a public board like pinterest if you don’t have a blog.  Go to CYCI?,  scroll all the way to the bottom of the post and click on link your image. Fill in the blanks, upload your card, and that’s it. EASY PEASY!!    🙂    Don’t forget to link your card back to the CYCI? page.

Happy Stamping, and Create Awesomeness Everyday,

Char



Can You Case It? A Golden Deer

 

This weeks Can You Case It? challenge is a sketch challenge.  Because of the holidays it will be a three week challenge, so you have a lot of time to participate in the challenge.  🙂  I Love the simplicity of the sketch.  I paired this with a  Watercooler Wednesday color challenge.

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I did  another Christmas card for this challenge.  I guess that tells you how behind I am on getting my Christmas cards finished and in the mail as I am still making Christmas cards.   I wanted to keep the sketch simple while incorporating a lot of different textures.  The star of this card is the deer from the Holiday Elements  die.  I watered down our Journey Craft glue, painted it on the deer, and then sprinkled the FSJ Sparkle Dust on it. I used the small star punch to punch gold stars.  The two circles, one of Whip Cream CS, and one with the Designer Vellum Prints, were cut using the Circle Die.  I tied the Journey Gold Thread, with the Mini Jingle, in a bow around the neck of the deer. I used the Journey Brushed Silver, Brushed Gold, and Dark Roast CS and ink.  The Silver CS was embossed with our Beach Towel embossing folder.

 

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Here is a close up view of the sparkly deer.  🙂

 

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Thanks for stopping by today.  I hope you will leave me a comment.

If you haven’t already, I hope that you will head over to CANYOUCASEIT? and check out the awesome Design Team Member’s creations!    When you get there, subscribe so that you will know every two weeks when a new challenge comes out……And don’t forget to like our  FB page as well!

It’s easy and fun to play along……Here’s how:  create your card, save to your computer, post to a public board like pinterest if you don’t have a blog.  Go to CYCI?,  scroll all the way to the bottom of the post and click on link your image. Fill in the blanks, upload your card, and that’s it. EASY PEASY!!    🙂    Don’t forget to link your card back to the CYCI? page.

Happy Stamping, and Create Awesomeness Everyday,

Char



A Pretty Bird Christmas

Hey Everyone,

I love this Pretty Bird ATS set.  It includes three cute little birds, and costs only $7.95.  I first saw the fold I used with this card from my Amazing upline, Deb Valder.  It is a really simple fancy fold.  This weeks challenge for Watercooler Wednesday is any kind of special fold. Perfect! This card also worked for the Freshly Made Sketches challenge.

 

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Here is my card.  Hope you like it.

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This is how the card looks when looking down so that you can see the special fold.

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…and here is one more picture of the inside of the card.

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All of the products used on this card are from Fun Stampers Journey.  I used two ATS sets. The Pretty Birds, and Winter Fred, the snowman.  I used Fred’s santa hat for the pretty bird. I also used the snow flakes from the Winter Holiday stamp set stamped with clear pigment ink.  I used Candy Apple,  and Whip Cream card stock. To color the pretty bird I used our Color Splash pencils and blended with our Journey Blending Brush.  To accent the santa hat I embellished with our Sparkle Drops.  I hope you noticed her red painted toes?.  🙂  So cute! The printed paper is our 6 x 6, Tis The Season Prints.

The directions for the special fold are:

Cut a 2″ circle out of Whip Cream cs.  The bird will be stamped on this. You will use this same circle die to cut a circle out of the card front.

Outside card is 5 1/2  X 8 1/2. Score at 4 1/4″.

Inside piece: 5 1/4 X 6 1/2. Score at 2″, 4″, and 6″.  That will leave a 1/2″ tab.

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The 1/2″ tab needs to be trimmed so that it is not seen from the front.

 

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After the 1st 2″ panel is adhered to the back of the card, fold the rest of the panels back on themselves, (but do not glue) and add adhesive to the tabs.

 

fold-copy1Fold the front of the card closed so that the tabs are adhered to the inside.  Add adhesive to the part of inside of the card that shows through the circle opening.  This is where the white circle, stamped with the pretty bird, will adhere.  Only 1/2 of the white circle will be adhered to card.  This allows for the swing of the card.

Here is the card one more time.  🙂

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I hope these directions are clear.  If not, and you have questions, let me know and I will try to make directions clearer.

Thank you for stopping by today.  Hope you liked the Pretty Birds card and will leave me a comment.

Happy Stamping, Create Awesomeness Today!

Char



Can You Case It? Peace

Hey Everyone,

The bi-weekly Can You Case It? challenge is a color challenge this time around.  I love the colors that Wynn, a design team member, came up with for this challenge.  They seem so calm and peaceful to me.  For this card I was inspired not only by these colors, but also by a card Richard Garay demonstrated in a video this week.  I will share the link to his video at the end of this post.

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So here is how I did it:

First, I used our Clear Pigment Ink and white embossing powder to emboss the white snowflakes. I embossed them on our Color Splash paper.  After the snowflakes were embossed I used Fun Stampers Journey Color Burst Pencils, and our Blending Brush to create the background of my card.  I used the #25, #27, and #33 pencils.  This is the technique Richard did that inspired my card. Next I stamped the word Peace,  from the Holiday Script Bundle with the Clear Pigment Ink and used Silver Embossing Powder on Vellum.  The leaves were from the Autumn Time Bundle. I really like to use stamps in an outside the box kinda way. Like the autumn leaf as a Christmas y leaf.  I stamped with clear pigment ink on our Brush Silver cardstock. This was also used for the 2nd layer on the card.  I love the look of silver emboss on Silver Brush CS. .  I used the Pocket Cuts Die for the stitched look on the Deep Lilac cardstock.  The embellishments I used were the Cut Rhinestones. The base of my card is Whip Cream cardstock.
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Here is the post to Richard’s video.  He is an amazing leader for Fun Stampers Journey!  He is so hands on and talented.  I love all of his videos!  https://www.facebook.com/richard.garay.9085/videos/10154560739146815/

Thanks for stopping by today.  I hope you will leave me a comment.

If you haven’t already, I hope that you will head over to CANYOUCASEIT? and check out the awesome Design Team Member’s creations!    When you get there, subscribe so that you will know each week when a new challenge comes out……And don’t forget to like our  FB page as well!

It’s easy and fun to play along……Here’s how:  create your card, save to your computer, post to a public board like pinterest if you don’t have a blog.  Go to CYCI?,  scroll all the way to the bottom of the post and click on link your image. Fill in the blanks, upload your card, and that’s it. EASY PEASY!!    🙂    Don’t forget to link your card back to the CYCI? page.

Happy Stamping, and Create Awesomeness Everyday,

Char

 



Can You Case It? My Deer

Hi Everyone,

Thanks for stopping by my site today.

This weeks Can You Case It ? challenge is a sketch challenge. It was a little tricky for me, but that is one of the reasons I love challenges.  It pushes me to create things I may not have gotten to on my own.  Check out the sketch.

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For my card, I kept it simple like the sketch. I used the Winter Holiday stamp set and even though it has dies to bundle I didn’t use them.

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Winter Holiday

I used Cocoa Powder Ink, Candy Apple Ink and Cardstock, and I used the Confectionary Days Pan Pastels for the blue background. t is hard to see in this picture but I used our Journey Glaze on the ornaments.

To get the sentiment perfectly straight I used the Misty to align Happy Winter Holidays. That is all there is to it.  Very quick and simple.

Thanks for stopping by today.  I hope you will leave me a comment.

If you haven’t already, I hope that you will head over to CANYOUCASEIT? and check out the awesome Design Team Member’s creations!    When you get there, subscribe so that you will know each week when a new challenge comes out……And don’t forget to like our FB page as well!  https://www.facebook.com/CanYouCaseIt.

It’s easy and fun to play along……Here’s how:  create your card, save to your computer, post to a public board like pinterest if you don’t have a blog.  Go to CYCI?,  scroll all the way to the bottom of the post and click on link your image. Fill in the blanks, upload your card, and that’s it. EASY PEASY!!    🙂    Don’t forget to link your card back to the CYCI? page.

Happy Stamping, Creating Awesomeness Everyday,

Char



Can You Case It? We’re Back!!!!

Hi Everyone,

It’s been a while since I posted a CAN YOU CASE IT? challenge, but we are back.  Our challenges will be moving to two week periods.  More time to get those creative juices going!  I have really missed being a part of the group, the challenges, and seeing everyone’s creativity. I can’t to see what everyone posts these next two weeks.

This challenge is a color challenge.  The colors Elizabeth chose made me think of fall leaves, not that we have any fall colored leaves in Florida yet,……. everything is still green and sunny.  Although, morning and evenings are cooling off just a bit, it’s still not sweater weather.

The colors of cardstock in this card are Pineapple Smoothie, Orange Creamsicle, and Cookie Crumb.  I also used our Water Splash paper.

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For the background I used our Journey Clear Pigment Ink and the Playful Leaves, (SS-0234) backgound stamp.  The clear pigment ink makes the stamped image several shades darker than the card stock it is stamped on.

For the  colors on the leaves, I used the technique FSJ coaches are calling Watercolor Splash.  I love this technique because not only is it quick and easy but beautiful.

Here’s how you do it.  Spray Orange Rave, Pineapple Smoothie, and Lemon Grass Splashes onto a clear sheet of acetate.  Keep your colors close, but not on top of each other.  Spritz a little water on top of the colors.  The pictures below show the watercolor splash technique, but using different colors.

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Take your Water  Splash paper and put it on top of the colors, squishing and mixing all together.  That’s it.  You may have to blot your colors with a paper towel and hit with the heat gun if in a hurry.

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After this is dry,  stamp the leaves with Dark Roast and run them through the Amaze Machine .  The leaves are from the set Autumn Time Bundle (BD-0057).

 

Thanks for stopping by today.  I hope you will leave me a comment.

If you haven’t already, I hope that you will head over to CANYOUCASEIT? and check out the awesome Design Team Member’s creations!    When you get there, subscribe so that you will know each week when a new challenge comes out……And don’t forget to like our FB page as well!  https://www.facebook.com/CanYouCaseIt.

It’s easy and fun to play along……Here’s how:  create your card, save to your computer, post to a public board like pinterest if you don’t have a blog.  Go to CYCI?,  scroll all the way to the bottom of the post and click on link your image. Fill in the blanks, upload your card, and that’s it. EASY PEASY!!    🙂    Don’t forget to link your card back to the CYCI? page.

Happy Stamping, and Creating Awesomeness Everyday,

Char



Fun Stampers Journey Bloom Box

Even though the November Bloom Box is now available…..it is November!  WOW!  Time is zooming by, I wanted to post some cards from the October Bloom Box.  I love the fairies and I loved coloring with our Color Splash pencils. These watercolor pencils are AMAZING!  They are so smooth and the colors are awesome.   One of the great things about our Bloom Box is that the stamp set will be available for purchase to everyone three months later….. 🙂

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Even though we get a great color booklet with directions for four cards I have a hard time following directions.  The bottom card,( Lemon Grass and Purple Fusion) is directly from the brochure.

I did follow directions for that one.   For this next card I totally departed from our brochure.  I love that even though so many of us received the same Bloom Box kit, same products and supplies, there will be so many different and creative cards.

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Two of my favorite products from Fun Stampers Journey are our Modeling Paste, and stencils.  I used the Ring Stacks stencil and Modeling Paste for the background.  I then added color with our Confectionary Days Pan Pastels.  I colored the little fairy with our Color Splash watercolor pencils. To finish it I added sparkle dust to her wings for a little sparkle.

This next picture are of lots of the fairies that I colored….just because once I started I just couldn’t stop.

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The November Bloom Box is so cute I can’t wait to get mine.  Here is a preview of what is coming our way.  If you are not a subscriber but would love to receive a monthly box of creativity, just go to my website and click on Bloom Box.  🙂

novemberbloombox-photoHow cute is this set?  I LOVE it!!!

 

Thank you for stopping by today! I Hope you enjoyed the cards and will leave me a comment.

Happy Stamping, and create some awesomeness today!

Char

 



Fred The Snowman

This cute little card is a preview of one of my next club cards.  I love this little snowman named Fred, and y’all know how much I love challenges so I have entered Fred in the Watercooler Wednesday Weekly challenge.

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Fred

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I used Modeling paste and the Circle Bliss stencil to add texture for the back drop of Fred.  Fred is one of Fun Stampers Journey ATS(Artisan Trading Stamp) stamps.  This cute little set is free to hostesses and only $7.95 in the catalog.  Fred has two hats to choose from, but I love the santa hat.  I used Journey Glaze, and Sparkle Dust to add shine to the hats.  I also used our Gesso with a little water added to flick the drops of white on the card.  I love our Journey Silver Twine, and our Sparkle Drops for Fred’s buttons. I used Candy Apple, and Pool Play CS. The sentiment Believe, comes from the Oh Holy stamp set. The snowflake was one of our free Bloom Rewards.  Don’t you LOVE all of the freebies that we get with FSJ?!!

Here is one more close up picture of the modeling paste and the texture it adds to any project.

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Hope you loved my card and that you will go check out all of the other cards at http://www.watercoolerchallenges.blogspot.com/.

October Specials –

If you have ever thought about joining the Fun Stampers Journey team check out the AWESOME special we have this month.  I would love to have you join MY TEAM!!!!  You can join MY TEAM this month for ONLY $99 and you will receive the NEW Amaze die cutting machine.  It comes with all the pads and the magnetic platform.  You also get SEVEN dies with the machine, and all the kit supplies INLCUDED in the $99 kit.  CLICK HERE to get a copy of exactly what is in the kit.

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Our new Journey Trends Mini Catalog is live this month.  If you like to Scrapbook, Our Amazing Memories Special – is really AWESOME!   Make sure you check it out.  Click here for the details.

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Thanks for stopping by today.  I hope you will leave a comment.  🙂

Happy Stamping, and Create Awesomeness today,

Char