FALL IS IN THE AIR! CYCI #139

FALL IS IN THE AIR  with Fun Stampers Journey die cuts, inks, cardstocks. …..and, another Can You Case It? challenge.  We have a color challenge this week but for me, it was not an easy one.  The challenge is for a rainbow of colors, although Eva said “no rainbows”  🙂 .  I thought about the whole spectrum of color for a while and then realized I did not have to use every color.  Whew!  That made it easier.  So with fall in the air…I used fall colors.cyci-139

This is a great way to use up small scraps of card stock.  I cut scraps into 1/2″ strips and adhered them to a piece of paper. I used my Journey Circle dies to cut a circle out of the center.  Do you ever have happy accidents when stamping.  That is what happened.  The two dies shifted when I went to cut them out so that the circle was wider on one side and skinnier on the other.  I liked it!!! This wonky circle is where my rainbow of colors come in.

A fall rainbow

A fall rainbow

If you follow my blog you know I use the SnapShot Frames Die A LOT!!!!!   For this card I used the leaves and the Fall sentiment from this set.  I die cut leaves out of Buttercream CS and sponged colors on them.  I always begin with the lightest color first, and then layer darker colors. You can see the order of colors I used on the leaves below. The first leaf just has Pineapple Smoothie ink in the center.  Orange Creamsicle ink was added to the 2nd leaf, then Rasberry Berry, still on outer edges of the leaf, and then on the 4th leaf, Cocoa Powder ink was added to outside edges.

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For the Fall sentiment  I used the same colors and layered from top to bottom, light to dark,  but left off the Coco Powder ink.fall-rain-leaves-close

I sponged around the edges of the Pineapple Smoothie rectangle with Tangerine Fusion Ink.  As Richard always says…”When in doubt, POP it out”.  I popped the fall sentiment and the leaves out with Journey foam squares.  For the embellishment, I colored the edges of the wooden button with Tangerine Fusion Ink and tied a bow with our journey Twine.

 

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Here is one more look at my card.  Hope you enjoyed it, and can find some inspiration in it.

A fall rainbow

                                           A fall rainbow

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.

Create something AWESOME this week!,

Char

 



SHAKE, SHAKE, SHAKE!!!!

OH BOY!!  The CAN YOU CASE IT? Challenge this week was a REAL challenge.  It is a Shaker Card.  Yikes!!!

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I used Layered Leaves Die for my Shaker Card.  I LOVE this die!!!  I maaaayyyy have gotten a little carried away with the amount of sequins I used for the card.  It was hard to know just how much was enough. 🙂

Shaker Card

Shaker Card

I began this card by using Cocoa Powder CS. I almost completely covered it up by adding the Citrus Cooler to the inside.  I also used Citrus Cool CS to cut the leaves.  I cut two sets of the leaves.  Part went on the front of the card for the shaker part,  and some I cut apart and attached to the inside of card for some added interest.

This is a close-up view of the card front. The button is used to keep the card front closed.  You can’t see it in the picture but I painted the outside edge of the button with Dark Roast Silk.

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This is the foam I used to make the shaker card.  I cut it in thin strips and attached to the acetate that was glued to the backside of  the leaves die.

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…….and this is what it looks like when opened

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Fun Stampers Products I used for this card:                                 Annual Celebration, Great Stamp set because it has all of the holidays covered.  The Layered Leaves Die (MY FAVORITE), Citrus Cooler C.S, Cocoa Powder CS, and Ink, Gold And Dark Roast Silks, Journey Twine, Wooden Accents Buttons, Sparkle Celebrations…Lemongrass and Clear. I used Journey Glaze as an adhesive to attach the button.

 

DON’T FORGET:

Need Tools?  FSJ tools are on sale until the end of September.  This includes adhesives, Blocks, Tapes, Scissors, Cutters, Crease Tools, The Bloom Tool, and so much more.

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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 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,

Char



I LOVE the GREAT OUTDOORS!

I LOVE THE GREAT OUTDOORS!

I absolutely love the stamp sets that come in the Fun Stampers Journey Bloom Boxes.  Not only are the sets a regular size high quality red rubber stamp set, but after three months they become available for everyone to purchase.  I used the stamp set, The Great Outdoors, from the August Bloom Box.  This set is great for masculine cards, and even Christmas.

I made this card for the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge (WWC84)

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I deconstructed, and used a few pieces of one of the Bloom Box card kits.

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I used a lot of different techniques on this card.  I used pan pastels to color the moose and her antlers.  I stamped the moose, and then stamped the antlers twice, cut the top of the antlers out of one of the sets and popped them up. I stamped the moose on Oatmeal Cookie CS, with Cocoa Powder Ink. I roughed up the edges of the Oatmeal Cookie CS by using the outside edge of my Detail Pro Shears.  I used two colors of Pan Pastels, Pumpkin Bread, and Hazelnut Blend.  Using a light and a dark brown allowed for shading.  For the red stripe on the moose head I used our new Journey Color Splash pencils. Another technique I used was embossing with a die cut.  I LOVE this! For this,  I used the Persian Gardens die on Pomegranate Splash CS.  I used Buttercream CS for the base of my card.  To finish the card, I used a Wooden Accents button and Journey Natural Twine.

Here is a close up of the antlers being popped up.  Richard says, when in doubt, POP it out!!!

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I love this set so much, and especially the moose, that I did another card for my monthly clubs. ….and, Here it is.  I made few changes, and simplified it just a little bit.  The biggest differences, is the moose is stamped on Buttercream CS instead of Oatmeal Cookie CS.  The other difference is that the antlers are just one layer instead of popping up the second set of antlers.  I  also used the metallic gold Silk. I used the Journey Circle die with the perforations to stamp the moose on.
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Here is a close up of the coloring on the moose’s antlers.

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So, these are the two cards side by side.  Which do you like best?

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Remember, you can not order The Great Outdoors set for a couple more months.  For other items, click on the catalog icon and you can order any of the products used on these cards.

If you love the idea of getting an exclusive stamp set and four hand cut and packaged project kits, check out the September Bloom Box.  Check out the video.  🙂

Thanks for stopping by today. Please subscribe and leave me a comment.

Happy Stamping,

Char



CAN YOU CASE IT? # 137 Can You Case It? A SPECIAL DAY

 

Hi Everyone,

This weeks challenge at CAN YOU CASE IT? is a color challenge.  Amber, one of our Design Team Members came up with the totally fabulous colors for this challenge.

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For my card this week I used the Special You Bundle and Be Happy.  I love both of these sets!!

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Some of my favorite  Fun Stampers Journey products are our Modeling Paste, Stencils, and Splashes.  I used the Sour Lemon Splash and mixed it with the Modeling Paste to make it the chartreuse color. I used the Starburst Lines Stencil to put the paste on Rock Candy CS.  I used the perforated circle die, the Sour Lemon Splash, Amazing Trim sequins, and Journey Glaze on the flowers. The Happy Thoughts Make Happy Hearts sentiment is a three line stamp.  I stamped each line separately so that the sentiment would be linear.

Here is a closer look at the modeling paste, flowers, and my favorite part, the perforated circle with color peeking through.

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Thank you for stopping by, I hope you liked my card!…and will leave me a comment, SUBSCRIBE….and come back next week.

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,

Char



20% OFF ON JOURNEY ESSENTIALS TOOLS

Hey all you Stamping Buddies!

CHECK OUT THIS AMAZING SALE WE HAVE FOR THE MONTH OF SEPTEMBER.  JUST IN TIME FOR THE HOLIDAYS!

 

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This AWESOME SALE of 20% off  is for the month of September.  If you need to stock up on adhesives for your holiday crafting, or get the tools you’ve been wanting, or as gifts for family and friends,  NOW IS THE TIME!!!  My favorite tools are our gridded blocks!! But there are so many more tools!  CLICK HERE to download the flyer.  There are a ton of tools in this flyer!!!

You can click on my catalog icon to go directly to the catalog. If you need help with on line ordering give me a call.

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Also, The Journey Holidays mini catalog is only good for the remainder of this month.  

Thank you for stopping by.  Have a great rest of your week and,

Happy Stamping,

Char



MY MUMMY

Have a Spooktacular Halloween!!

I love this little Mummy!!  It is one of our ATS stamps that Hostesses can get free or pay only $7.95.  Super great deal!!

I entered this card for the Watercooler Wednesday challenge.  It was a really fun challenge because it was a Tic-Tac-Toe board of ideas,and choices.

WWC83

                     WWC83

I chose the Dry Embossing, Any Shade of Green, and the Die Cut.

I love this little Mummy stamp, and here is my card.

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Fun Stamper Journey products I used:

Mummyfied

Sparkle Trim

Amazing Silks,  Electric Lime, Orange Rave, Cosmic Grape

Beach Towel embossing folder

Spider Web Die

Bread Tag Die

Black Licorice Ink.

Thank you stopping by today.  If you haven’t already go check out the awesome projects at Watercoolerwednesday.com.    I hope you will leave a comment and let me know what you think.

Happy Stamping,

Char



YOU ARE ONE IN A MELON TOO!!

YOU ARE ONE IN A MELON!

I made this card so that I could enter it into a couple of challenges.  One is the Global Design Project #051 Fruit, and the other one is the STAMPIN ROYALTY #SR344 Stripes

For this card I used the masking technique for the watermelon slices across the top, and  I used journey Glaze on the watermelon rhines and the seeds for a little shine! I used Pan Pastels to color.

fruit melon

 

Global Design project fruit

SR #344 STRIPES

                             SR #344 STRIPES

 

For this card, the Fun Stampers Journey  supplies I used are:

Striped Wall

Let’s Twist

Black Licorice Twine

Journey Glaze for the shine

Pan Pastels

 

Thanks for stopping by today.  Hope you enjoyed my card. I’d love you leave me a comment and tell me what you think about it.

Happy Stamping!

Char



YOU ARE ONE IN A MELON!

YOU’RE ONE IN A MELON!

 

YOU’RE ONE IN A MELON

CAN YOU CASE IT?#136

This weeks challenge at CAN YOU CASE IT? is a wonky sketch challenge.  I’m keeping it short and sweet today.

I have had a FEW technical difficulties this week because of Hermine. It’s all her FAULT.  🙂  She really did a number on my little part of Florida. But really, in our neighborhood we were very blessed to have only lost freezers full of food and electricity.  We lost power Thursday night and as of today (Saturday) we still have no power.  So I am at Taco Bell.  Have you tried their Cinnabon Delights?  They are DELICIOUS!!!! So……… I came here for breakfast, and WiFi.

So here is the CYCI? sketch:CYCI #136

….and here is my card.
CYCI 136Hoped you liked my card this week!

If you haven’t already, I hope that you will head over toCANYOUCASEIT? 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, ave 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.

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you will leave me a comment, SUBSCRIBE….and come back next week.

Char



Life Is Good

LIFE IS GOOD!

I made this card for the challenge at Watercooler Wednesday ( WWC82).   The challenge this week was about trees.  I love our Tickled Pink set, and I am a Florida girl, so a palm tree worked for me!   I guess by now everyone knows I love the watercolor splash technique.  I used it on watercolor paper for this card for the background.

 

Life is Good

Life is Good

 

Trees

This was a really quick post with no real details but all of our Fun Stampers Journey Splashes can be found on page 291.  The stamp sets I used are Tickled Pink (SS-0265), and Natural Wonder (SS-0319).  I used the top of Moose for the foliage at the bottom of the card.  I  stamped on Black Licorice CS with Black Licorice Ink and fussy cut.

Thanks for stopping by today.  Hope you liked my card and will leave me a comment.

Happy Stamping!

Char



CAN YOU CASE IT? #135 Back To School

CAN YOU CASE IT? #135   BACK TO SCHOOL

The challenge this week from CYCI? is all about going back to school.  Last week I didn’t have a pet stamp and had to think outside the box a bit with my Lil Monster pet.  This week I don’t have any “school” stamps, so once again I had to put on my thinking cap. I love the card I came up with!

CYCI 135

This is the first year of my retirement from teaching, but I’ll still be a Trenton High School Tiger at Heart..    School colors are Orange and Black, thus the colors for my card.  My favorite part of this card is the embossed star.  I’ll explain how that was done later.  The stamp set I used is Party Girls (SS-0283).  I used this little party girl, with her megaphone, because she reminded me of a cheerleader.

Come one come all

Come one come all

I used FSJ’s Journey Color Splash watercolor pencils(JM-0078), to color the image.  They are so smooth and vibrant!! I used the Orange Rave Silk to put the drops of orange on the card. I tied a small bow with the Black Licorice Journey Twine and attached with an orange paperclip.  The sentiment “Don’t Let Your Dreams Be Dreams” is from our July Bloom Box. I used Orange Creamcicle (CS-0024), Black Licorice (CS-0003), and Whip Cream (CS-0040) cardstocks.

My favorite part of this card is the embossed star.  I hope you can see the star behind the party girl.

 

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The pictures below show the steps on how to emboss with cutting dies.  I love this technique!!!!

First *Place dies so that the cutting blades are down.  Nest the dies you want to use, making sure they are spaced evenly.

*I use washi tape on the flat side of die to secure the dies so that they stay spaced the way I want.

spaced and taped

spaced and taped

*Layers for this technique are: Magnetic Platform, Rubber Mat, Card Stock, Star Die(cutting side down), and Cutting Plate.  Run that through the machine and it will come out with an embossed star.  See picture.

Emboss Layers

Emboss Layers

I hope you liked my Back to School card. Let me know what you think.

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, ave 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.

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you will leave me a comment, SUBSCRIBE….and come back next week.

Happy Stamping,

Char