Monday, December 28, 2015

RG Blog Hop

Welcome to Week 3 of the RG Blog Hop and a sneak peek of the new collection: Noteworthy - offering vintage elements with a modern spin.

If you've arrived from Laura Williams' blog you are right on track. For a list of hop participants please visit Richard Garay's blog by clicking here

Although, this week will be filled with holiday festivities, Friday's post will go live and you can still enter to win this week's prize package! Richard cannot wait to share all four collections with you at CHA ! If you have the chance to attend, please do come by the booth and say hello! You will be able to see the full collections and enter to win some yummy prizes!

My Noteworthy card creation features this adorable vintage phone stamp with matching telephone cord patterned paper. Too fun aren't they? I stamped my little phone in red since I've always wanted to find a red one at an antique store. 

You are going to love all the sentiments in this line! 

You can enter to win the pictured (below) Noteworthy stamps, dies, Washi Tape Stickers and paper pack by completing the following steps. 1. Follow TeamRichardGaray on Instagram. 2. Leave a comment on this post. 3. Leave a comment on each designer’s blog post. You will have up to 9 chances each day to win Monday – Friday! Not all steps are required to win. Winner from this week will be announced on Saturday, Jan. 2nd on Richard's blog. Grand Prize winner will be chosen from ALL comments at the end of the four weeks. Prizes will be shipped following CHA. Good luck and have fun hopping! 

Friday, December 25, 2015

Merry Christmas!

Popping in to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and share one last holiday project that you can create with an empty jelly jar and a few Fun Stampers Journey supplies. 

After soaking my jar to remove the label I brushed it with a thin coat of Journey Glaze that I watered down a little. Then I sprinkled the jar with Journey Sparkle Cuts to give it a shimmery frosted appearance.

After a couple hours, when the jar was dry, I added the Holiday Trio Cord, Natural Journey Twine, a few Mini Jingles and mistletoe sprigs cut from the Journey Blooms Holiday Set dies. 

Add a tea light and you have a festive, sparkly holiday decor piece. 

Hope you have a lovely Christmas with your loved ones! 

Fun Stampers Journey Supplies:
Journey Glaze AD-0022
Journey Sparkle Cuts AC-0151
Holiday Trio Cord AC-0155
Mini Jingles AC-0153
Natural Journey Twine AC-0005
Limeade Splash CS-0020
Lemongrass CS-0019
Kiwi Slice CS-0016

Thursday, December 24, 2015

Candy Cane Ornament

Tomorrow's the big day! Will you be traveling today? Wrapping presents? Baking? Or maybe you'll be spending a little time getting crafty? 

I'm always creating something and yesterday it was this candy cane ornament using Fun Stampers Journey supplies. 

Want to make one too? All you need are a couple candy canes, the six Fun Stampers Journey supplies listed below and a glue gun. Just wrap canes in the cord using a dab of hot glue occasionally to keep cord in place. Then using a generous dab of hot glue, attach the canes together as shown. Finish ornament by tying a bow around the center and adding Mini Jingles with Natural Journey Twine. For a little extra pizzazz I added a die cut leaf sprig using the Journey Blooms Holiday Die set and Lemongrass card stock. 

And there you have it...a simple, homespun ornament for your tree. Or make a few more for your neighbors. Enjoy! 

Fun Stampers Journey Supplies:
Holiday Trio Cord AC-0155
Mini Jingles AC-0153
Natural Journey Twine AC-0005
Candy Apple Satin Ribbon AC-0145
Lemongrass CS-0019

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Fun Stampers Journey Ornament

Attention crafty doesn't get any easier than this to make pretty little ornaments for the holidays! Created with just two Fun Stampers Journey supplies and a plain glass ornament from the craft store.

Simply fill ornament with Holiday Elements Journey Sequins. 

Then tie a little River Stone satin bow to the top. 

And you have a festive Christmas ornament! 

If you would like to add a little something about a little tag or snowflake? 

Fun Stampers Journey Supplies:
Journey Sequins Holiday Elements AC-0116
River Stone Satin Ribbon AC-0139

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Merry Christmas

The Fun Stampers Journey new and adorable Milk Carton die is so much fun to play with that I had to make another! If you missed the one I posted last week, click here

For this milk carton I stamped, painted and embossed it before assembling. 

Once the carton was assembled I applied Journey Glaze to the red parts of the candy canes and then dusted them with Journey Sparkle Dust. 

Final additions include a little satin ribbon and a Star Frame that I rubbed on the silver ink pad and covered with more Journey Glaze and Sparkle Dust. 

What's inside? Could be any number of things, right? What would you tuck inside? 

Fun Stampers Journey Supplies:
Black Licorice IP-0041
Clear Pigment Ink IP-0102
Journey Silver IP-0107
Journey White Embossing Powder IP-0098
Journey Silver Embossing Powder IP-0100
Journey Glaze AD-0002
Star Frame AC-0150
Journey Sparkle Dust AC-0013
River Stone Satin Ribbon AC-0139
Whip Cream Journey Thread AC-0128
Candy Apple CS-0007
Whip Cream CS-0040

Monday, December 21, 2015

RG Celebra'tions Blog Hop

Welcome to Week 2 of the RG Blog Hop! (In case you missed Week 1 of the hop, please click here.) If  you have arrived from Laura Williams blog you are right on track.

This week we bring you new additions to the Celebra'tions collection! By the way, Richard cannot wait for you to see this line in full at CHA

For my card, I used the new Special Day stamp set that includes a sentiment, balloons and garlands...perfect for mixing and matching with the current Celebra'tions stamps, dies and supplies! 

I used one of the garland stamps as a swag and stamped the sentiment directly onto my balloon. 

A splattering of  Silver Shimmer, a few card stock streamers and a Linen Thread balloon string give my card a festive finish. 

What do you think?! Amazing, right? You can enter to win the above pictured Celebra'tions stamps/dies, Linen Thread and paper pack by completing the following steps.
1. 1. Follow TeamRichardGaray on Instagram.
2. Leave a comment on Richard Garay’s blog post
3. Leave a comment on designer’s blog post by clicking on their names below.
You will have many chances each day to win Monday – Friday! **Not all steps are required to win. Winner from this week will be announced on Saturday, 12/26 at noon MST here on the blog. Grand Prize winner will be chosen from ALL comments at the end of the four weeks. Prizes will be shipped following CHA.
Next up on the hop is my talented FSJ teammate Michelle Woerner

Celebra'tions Supplies:
Berry Black Ink Pad SCI-001
Cool Caribbean Ink Pad SCI-003
Captivating Coral Ink Pad SCI-0012
Silver Shimmer SCL-002
Celebra'tions Linen Thread SCT-001
Celebra'tions Prints SCP-016
Odacious Orange Card Stock SCP-005
Luscious Lime SCP-007
Delightful Daisy Card Stock SCP-010
Pretty Plum Card Stock SCP-011
Whirl White Card Stock SCP-013

Friday, December 18, 2015


Have you enjoyed all the holiday projects I've posted on the blog this week? I hope at least one of them has inspired you to get your craft on and create something fabulous this season. 

Today I have a super simple project to share that will jazz up your holiday table. 

With a little help from a few Fun Stampers Journey supplies, I turned these Susty Party wooden utensils and straws into colorful and snowy table decor. 

Just a couple dies, card stock and wooden star buttons are all you need to take your table from everyday to holiday! For instructions on creating these dimensional stars, click here

Enjoy your holiday weekend!

Fun Stampers Journey Supplies:
Hearts & Stars Wooden Buttons AC-0027
Cranberry Bliss CS-0090
Whip Cream CS-0040

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Re-Purpose that Jar!

Hello crafty peeps! I have quick and easy holiday decor project for you today that's made with an empty spice bottle. 

Don't discard that glass jar...with a few Fun Stampers Journey supplies, turn it into a pretty decor piece for the holidays. 

I simply stamped a piece of Oatmeal Cookie card stock with the Newsprint image and then embossed the edges with Journey Gold embossing powder. 

After adhering the paper to my bottle, I added a Glass Glitter star topped with Mini Jingles and a Natural Journey Twine bow. 

I adopted a pretty white poinsettia at Whole Foods last week and accidentally broke one of the blooms on the way home...a special little vase just for it! 

Fun Stampers Journey Supplies:
Newsprint SS-0061
Star-Dom DI-0052
Hazelnut Blend IP-0012
Clear Pigment Ink IP-0102
Journey Gold Embossing Powder IP-0101
Treat Box ST-0002
Journey Glass Glitter AC-0172
Mini Jingles AC-0153
Natural Journey Twine AC-0005

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

7 Days of Sparkle - Fun Stampers Journey Style

'Tis the season for adding sparkle to your projects so Richard Garay created the Seven Days of Sparkle video series (links below) to give you ideas for adding more shimmer and magic to your holiday crafts. 

I had the honor of contributing a few projects for Richard's series such as the above tags that show one of the many ways you can use the new Tinsel Trim.  And the Santa's Message in a Bottle ornament below is a project idea for re-using your Glass Glitter jar when it's empty. 

In one of the videos, Richard suggests we add lovely shimmer to a project with Pearled Paper as shown in this Merry Christmas Card. 

And how about all the gorgeous Journey Sequins? Use just a few for a touch of sparkle or a whole bunch together to fill in a shape as was done for the ornament card below. 

For more ideas and more Fun Stampers Journey supplies to add sparkle to your holiday click on the links below.

Hope your holiday shines!

First Day of Sparkle: Sparkle Cuts
Second Day of Sparkle: Tinsel Trim
Third Day of Sparkle: Glass Glitter
Fourth Day of Sparkle: Pearled Paper
Firth Day of Sparkle: Silver & Gold Splashes
Sixth Day of Sparkle: Embossing Powder
Seventh Day of Sparkle: Sequins

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Christmas Crafting with the Kiddos

The kiddos will be out of school soon for winter break and to help them enjoy their time off I have a simple ornament project idea you can re-create with them. 

This ornament is super simple, oh so adorable and only requires a few basic supplies. 

With some card stock and/or patterned paper cut two 3/4" by 6" strips and two more measuring 3/4" x 8 1/2". Once you have your paper strips cut, simply arrange them into a heart shape and use either some paste, a brad or staple to attach all the ends together. It's that easy! 

If time and supplies permit, dress up your heart ornament a little as I did here. I added a snowflake die cut topped with a sequin, Sparkle Drop and a Cut Rhinestone.

Happy holiday crafting! 

Fun Stampers Journey Supplies:
Journey Sequins Special Celebrations AC-0115
Sparkle Drops AC-0022
Cut Rhinestones AC-0023
Natural Journey Twine AC-0005
Winter Fresh Patterned Paper PP-0018
Candy Apple CS-0007
Kiwi Slice CS-0016
Whip Cream CS-0040

Monday, December 14, 2015

Back from Arizona

What an amazing couple of weeks I've had traveling to Fun Stampers Journey headquarters to help with CHA preparations! I can't wait to be able to share more about Richard Garay's new retail line being revealed next month at the show! Stay tuned....

For today and the next couple weeks I have lots of fun Christmas projects to share with you that you can use for last minute gifts, decor and crafty projects for the kids while they're on winter break.

In the house is this new steel rule Milk Carton die that makes an adorable gift box for small treats. 

Ack! This little milk carton is so adorable and versatile! So many possibilities are running through my head! 

This time I decorated it for the holidays with a little patterned paper from the Winter Fresh Prints pack, some Candy Apple Satin Ribbon and a few doo dads like the Mini Jingles, Star Frame and little star button.

Wouldn't these make adorable containers for an advent calendar? What would you do with this die?

Fun Stampers Journey Supplies:
Star Frame AC-0150
Hearts & Stars Wooden Buttons AC-0027
Jumbo Wooden Clothespins AC-0028
Mini Jingles AC-0153
Candy Apple Satin Ribbon AC-0145
Whip Cream Journey Thread AC-0128
Winter Fresh Prints PP-0018
Whip Cream CS-0040

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