Saturday, June 30, 2018

It's Here!!!! It's Here!!!

I have some exciting news for you today!!  Our new Inspiration Book and Catalog for 2018-2019 is launching in just hours from now!  July 1 is the official day you can see and order from this new catalog.   I have included a link so that you can see this beautiful catalog online.



You are going to LOVE everything about this new catalog.  It is fresh and fun!  There is something for everyone.  Fun Stampers Journey is launching their new logo, 5 new colors, and so much more.  I hope you will take the time to browse thru this wonderful catalog and order a copy of your very own by visiting my website  and click on the catalogs link.  There you can purchase a copy for yourself.

Remember, this goes live tomorrow, July 1st.  So don't miss out!

Have a great day!
Jeanne

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

I'll be back!

Well as many of my regular readers may have noticed, I have not posted anything in several days/weeks.  Unfortunately life has a way of messing up the best laid plans.  I normally try to do a blog post at least every day however lately, life has made that a little more difficult.

First off, I decided to redecorate a couple areas of my home which were very much needed and past due.  So I vigorously began working on my entryway, which is extremely small.  When you open the front door, all you see is the steps going up to the living area.  I decided to get creative and painted the entryway, painted the stair risers and am waiting for a stencil I ordered to stencil the painted risers.  I also need to polish the steps and lay carpet treads and add some wall decor.

Then I decided to re-do my bathroom.  So, I ordered new wallpaper and a border and am in the middle of that project also.

When wouldn't you know it the air conditioning decided to quit on me.  Yikes.  I called the repairman, and it took several times to get him out here to look at it.  He added some gas to the system and said it was acting very strange, but see if that worked.  I left to run some errands and as I returned home, I found the house several degrees hotter than when I left.  So, another call back to the repairman, who said he would have to have a technician accompany him next time to get another pair of eyes on the situation and had no idea when that would be. 

Now in the mean time, we are having a heat wave.  Of course we are.  What else would you expect.  It is so hot in our home right now, you don't even want to move, let along do any type of work.  Last night, the temperature inside the house reached 91 degrees!!!!  This was at midnight!!!!  Now I don't know where you live in the country, but for us, that is hot!!  The neighbor kindly lent us a fan, so that we could attempt to sleep. 

So, anyway all this is leading to why I have not posted.   I have been too darn hot and miserable to do much of anything.  I don't handle the heat well.  But, believe me, as soon as the a/c is fixed and I get some of my redecorating done, I will be back with lots of new products and projects.

This is such an exciting time at Fun Stampers Journey as the new catalog launches on July 1st.  There will be so many new and exciting products to share.  I can't wait!!

Please be sure to subscribe to this blog so that you don't miss any of the wonderful new and exciting projects I will be sharing with you. 

Thanks for stopping by and have an amazing (and cool) day!

Jeanne







Thursday, June 7, 2018

Timeless Foliage Notecard

Today I am featuring one of Fun Stampers Journey fabulous steel rule dies, called Timeless Foliage.  It is a wonderful die and as you probably know, you can cut any number of materials using steel rule dies, such as denim, leather, light chip board, felt, fabric, etc.


 I am using the same technique I used yesterday but in a totally different way. (I wrapped Whip Cream Thread around our B acrylic block and used that as a stamp to create a cool basket weave affect).  Well today I am using that same string covered block to create a totally different look.  I pushed the string covered block onto the Cool Pool ink pad and stamped off.


 Next I started to rub the string covered block across a piece of Whip Cream card stock.  I twisted and rubbed the string against the paper as if I was trying to clean the string or rub the ink off of it.   It created this beautiful soft look on the card stock.  I could have stopped there, but I wanted to add something more.



So, the next step I did was to spray Cool Pool Color Splash across the paper.  I placed it in a box and gave it one spritz, from far away.  I just wanted a light coverage.



I then repeated with Silver Shimmer Color Splash using the same method.



I really like how it turned out.  The colors are soft and look really pretty.  I then decided to add some of our  Silver and Pool Play Sparkle tape across the bottom section of the card.  Using the Whip Cream Thread, I wrapped it around the piece centering it between the sparkle tape.

I then used the Timeless Foliage Steel Rule die to cut out one of each leave design.  I did one in Whip Cream, one in Tubo Teal, and one in Brushed Silver.  They were then glued to the front and I added a Whip Cream Thread bow where the stems meet.  As a final touch I added some Fashion Silver dots.  This was then  popped up on a Turbo Teal Base card.  Here is a close up.


I decided not to add a sentiment as I think It really didn't need one.  You can use this card for any number of occasions or just as a note card.  I hope you like it and will give it a try for yourself!


Today is day number 20  of my Make it to Manager Bundles. I need  your help to reach  a certain sales amount to achieve this goal.   So for 30 days I will be offering a bundle for each project I create.  By purchasing the bundle, or any of the products used in this card, you will be helping me to get closer to my goal.  Today's  bundle features 3 of the items I used to create this card.  The total includes shipping and tax (if applicable).   All you have to do is press the Paypal Button below the bundle to purchase yours.

TODAY'S  BUNDLE
includes:

Timeless Foliage Steel Rule Die
Cool Pool Splash 
Shimmer Silver Splash
+ a free Bloom Benefit!

All for just $76.00 which includes shipping and tax (where applicable)


I have listed the complete supply list below that links each item to my online store for purchase.  It can also be printed out by clicking the small "supply list" below the items.  I hope you enjoyed this card.  Thanks for stopping by and have an amazing day!

Jeanne
A Stroke of Jeanne-ius

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

String Stamped Background Technique

While visiting Pinterest the other day, I came across this really cool way to stamp a background onto your card.  I really liked it and couldn't wait to give it a try.  I think it gave this card a very unique and different look.  Here is the card I created.



I used Turbo Teal as my color scheme to create a monochromatic look.  To start with I took some Whip Cream thread and wrapped it around a size B acrylic block.  I taped it in place on the back to secure.  It looked like this:


I cut a piece of Whip Cream Cardstock to 4 x 5.25" and using the thread as my stamp, loaded one side with Turbo Teal ink.  




This was then stamped onto the card stock.  I rotated the block on each stamping which gave a really unique basket weave affect.  

I then applied the tiniest amount of craft glue in each of the 4 corners and placed a sheet of vellum of the same size over top the stamped background to soften it slightly.

Using Beauty Blooms stamp set, I stamped the floral image onto Whip Cream card stock using Turbo Teal ink.  It was then colored using Color Burst colored pencils.  Notice how I just colored the bottoms of each of the petals.  I just wanted to give the flowers a very soft look, leaving them mostly white.  They were then fussy cut using our detail shears and popped up onto the vellum with foam squares.

For the sentiment, I die cut the Birthday from the Designer Frames Die Set out of Turbo Teal card stock.  I snipped the lettering free from the die cut and adhered it to the front of the card using Craft Glue.  As my final embellishment, I added some of the blue Rainbow Drops as shown in the photo below.  This was then adhered to a Turbo Teal card base. 


I REALLY like how this one turned out.  The background was so easy and fun to do.  I will definitely be doing this technique again!

Today is day number 19 of my Make it to Manager Bundles. I need  your help to reach  a certain sales amount to achieve this goal.   So for 30 days I will be offering a bundle for each project I create.  By purchasing the bundle, or any of the products used in this card, you will be helping me to get closer to my goal.  Today's  bundle features 3 of the items I used to create this card.  The total includes shipping and tax (if applicable).   All you have to do is press the Paypal Button below the bundle to purchase yours.

TODAY'S  BUNDLE
includes:

Designer Frames Die Set
Beauty Blooms Stamp Set
Whip Cream Thread
+ a free Bloom Benefit!

All for just $59.84 which includes shipping and tax (where applicable)



I have listed the complete supply list below that links each item to my online store for purchase.  It can also be printed out by clicking the small "supply list" below the items.  I hope you enjoyed this card.  Thanks for stopping by and have an amazing day!

Jeanne
A Stroke of Jeanne-ius