Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Birthday Banner

Hey, there!  Today I have a classy birthday card that I made while at a very slow scrapbook show.  I had lots of free time so I created a card to go along with a Fun Stampers Journey challenge on facebook.  The challenge was to create a project using pink and black.  Sooooooo, I'm not a huge black and pink fan so as you can see, I limited the amount of pink on my card!  Lol!

Here it is with a white background--it's harder to see the black section against the black backdrop but I like the contrast of the black back drop better!  Lol!

Here is a close-up of the banner section that I first embossed onto the white card base and then added the die cut of the same banner on top.  I love how it turned out!

Don't you love that sparkle???  I used Fun Stampers Journey's "Sparkle Dust" which is a very fine and gorgeous glitter.  

Fun Stampers Journey Products used
Banner Party - Stamp(SS-0009)
Pennants- Die(DI-0004)
Whip Cream - Cardstock(CS-0040)
Journey Sparkle Dust
True Color Fusion Ink in Black Licorice (IP-0041)
2 OZ Journey Glaze (AD-0003)
Many Wishes - Stamp (SS-0057)

If you want to purchase any of the products I used on this card, just go to www.funstampersjourney.com/49 and order directly from me!  :) 

Thanks so much for stopping by and have a wonderful day!
Janice :)

Friday, August 1, 2014

Scor-Pal August Challenge: Food for Thought

Hi,everyone! I've got a fun Back-to-School project today for our monthly "more than one score" challenge for Scor-Pal! The theme this month is "food for thought," so I created a fun little snack caddy that can be used as a first day of school teacher gift!

Isn't it adorable?!  I was inspired to create a caddy like the one over at The Little Blue Room but I didn't have the dies she mentions, so I created my own using my Scor-Pal!  :)

1. Cut two strips of  cardstock at 3 1/4" x 12" and score at the two inch mark.

2. Die cut or punch the "handles".  I used Spellbinders Classic Ovals.  I apologize for not snapping a pic of this step!

3.Cut two strips of cardstock at 3 3/4" x 4 3/4" and score at 1/2" and 2 3/4" mark on both as shown below.

4. Turn and score 1/4" in from both sides.

4. Die cut or punch a boarder to the 1/2" section on both pieces. I used a Spellbinders border die. Cut out the extra sections as shown below.

5. Place strips of Scor-Tape on the side flaps and near the score line of the bottom section (on both pieces).

6. Start assembling the caddy.

7. You are ready to decorate!

Thanks so much for stopping by and make sure to join us in this challenge for a chance at a fun prize!

Janice :)

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Spellbinders Diamond Anniversary: Sneak Peek and Giveaway - Day 4

Welcome to day 4 of the Spellbinders Summer Sneak Peek and Giveaway! The dies that have been shown  over these past four days are slated for release at the upcoming Craft and Hobby Association Paper Arts show in Atlanta, Georgia. I am excited to get to introduce a fun, new Spellbinders die template named Cascade Dots S4-456. 
 Spellbinders is giving away this new die template set , as well as the new die template sets used on previous sneak peek blogs this week and a fabulous grand prize! Be sure to  look at the end of the post for more details and instructions on how to enter the giveaway.
**Please Note: There is a clickable link at the bottom of this post for entering;  commenting on this post does NOT enter you into the giveaway.**
1. Create a card base of 6" x 4 3/4".

2. Cut/emboss one Cascade Dots to use as a template, then, using a craft knife, cut your desired size "rays".
(I used a die cut I had used previously as a stenciling template, hence the glossy accents seen on the picture.)

3. Cut/emboss four Cascade Dots in your desired color, then using the template earlier created, cut your rays using a craft knife.

4.Adhere your pieces onto your card base, creating "rays."

5. Using red thread, sew lines down between each ray created.

6.Cut/emboss Standard Circles Small  die #4 (with 1 being the smallest from the center) in white, using a yellow pen, draw a ring of dots following the embossed edge.

7.Trace then cut out the inside of Standard Circles Small die #3 in navy blue, use Cascade Dots as a stencil and stencil the dots using a white gel pen.

8. Adhere the Standard Small Circles die cuts to card.

9. Adhere bow and button to finish.

Spellbinders Products Used:

S4-456 Cascade dots

Preferred Product Partners:

Fun Stampers Journey: Cardstock: Candy Apple, Orange Creamsicle, Summer Days, Lemon Drop, Whipped Cream

Cross Promotional Products:

Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L ® ©: 3-D foam squares
Beacon Adhesive: 3-in-1 Advanced Craft Glue

Other Supplies (non-partners):

White Gel Pen
Orange Ribbon
Blue button
Yellow Marker
Sewing Machine
Red Thread

So. . . here's the part you've been waiting for--
how to enter the Spellbinders Sneak Peek Giveaway!
The link for entry from my blog is 
This link will work for 48 hours, and will then be disabled.
Contest Rules can be found HERE
Questions? Direct questions here: ContestQuestions@Spellbinders.us, but be aware that entries are not accepted at the questions email address.
While I truly appreciate comments, commenting on this blog post does NOT enter you into the contest, and I don't want you to miss out on that opportunity! So be sure to follow the link above. :-)
For more chances to win, please visit
Tina McDonald's blog HERE.

Thank you for visiting, and best of luck in the contest!

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Peonies Card

Hi, everyone!  Today I have a card I made for one of my Spellbinders assignments way back in the fall.  :) 

Peonies are one of my favorite flowers and paired with this gorgeous Spellbinders frame--a knockout!  If you want to see the supplies I used, go HERE.

Thanks so much for stopping by and stay tuned for Thursday's, post!  I will be part of Spellbinder's Summer Sneak Peek bloghop and there will be a chance for you to win a fabulous prize!  :)

You can go HERE for more info about the Summer Release Sneak Peek blog hop.


Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Flower Challenge

Today I have a card showcasing Fun Stampers Journey Tagged Pocket die.  The challenge I followed was simply to use flowers. :)

That beautiful flower and stamped flower background were made using FSJ's "Journey Blooms" stamp set.  And the smile sentiment from our "Greet & Shout" stamp set.

I used our Journey Glaze to create the glossy finish on the flower and of course, our yummy FSJ cardstock and inks.  

If you are interested in purchasing any of the products I used on this product visit www.funstampersjourney.com/49 and you can shop to your hearts content through my online shop!  :)

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Janice :)

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Fourth of July Card!

Hi, everyone!  I was super inspired to create yesterday because my new Fun Stampers Journey order came in!!!  I'm still waiting on the Starter Kit but what I received from my order was just what I needed to get crafty! :)  

Since it is just a couple of weeks away, I was inspired to create a fourth of July card using Fun Stampers Journey "Loads of Fun" stamp set and my newest, most favorite die our "Pocket Card" die template--it's SO cool!!!

Isn't that so fun???  The entire card is a die!!!  You simply run it through your die cutting machine and fold at the scored lines.  I will do a tutorial on this die in the future so stay tuned!  :)  I used our Journey Glaze to add the added gloss and dimension to the hot air balloon.

 I heat embossed the fire works image using clear embossing powder for a subtle design on my top insert and stamped celebrate across the white taped line on the little gift card holder I made to go in the front pocket. 

Of course, you can now purchase any of the Fun Stampers Journey products through me! Simply go to www.funstampersjourney.com/49 and order away! My coach number is 49 if you want to find me that way. If you have any questions or want more info on becoming a Journey Coach shoot me an email and I will be happy to help ya! 

Janice  :)

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Fun Stampers Journey!

Hi, everyone!  I am super duper excited to share my fun news!!!  Spellbinders has teamed up with an awesome paper crafting company called Journey Blooms and together they have started a multi-level marketing company called Fun Stampers Journey.  You have to go and check it out!  They JUST launched their website on June 3rd and I'm excited to say that I am one of their founding "Journey Coaches"!

Fun Stampers Journey will bring you trend setting dies, stamps, paper, inks, and lots more!  As a direct sales company, you can buy whichever products you want directly from me!  Yay!
Soooooo, this is a bit of a stretch for me as far as selling goes (I've never been a part of a direct sales company before!) but I'm excited for the opportunity! 

Go check out my page and tell me what you think of the products listed so far!  Since this is all brand spanking new ( I don't even have my starter kit yet with all my dies,stamps, paper, etc) I don't have a project to show of my own but don't worry, I should be getting my kit soon!

In the mean time, here is a pic of the June Kit of the Month that you can grab:

Go check it all out and tell me what you think!

Happy Crafting!!!
Janice :)