Friday, May 19, 2017

New website and Breakup Sale

Hi Everyone,
It's been a few days but I wanted to share that we have a new website.  You will see it has a new clean sleek look and feel.  There is a new Fun Stampers Journey Blog you can follow as well.  To view the new site go to www.funstampersjourney.com/Nikki

With the new website came our Break Up sale.  
Check out the complete list here  My suggestion is to go through your list and mark your catalog with an R next to all the items retiring.  Then you can prioritize your shopping.  If you want to just jump in you can go right to the website and click shop once you get into the shopping section select breakup sale.  The retiring items are 30% off but are only available why supplies last so shop away.  You will also find some clearance items on sale of past retired items that will be 50% off these are also while supplies last.

If you would like to book a retirement party let me know.  We can create some great things with these sets before they are gone forever.


Monday, May 8, 2017

RG Presents recap

Saturday we had our 2nd RG Presents this one shared the new Project Me collection coming out in our new main catalog July 1st.  All my guests this weekend were able to get a sneak peak at the new collection coming out and a chance to purchase the items over a month early.  I started with making some fun goody boxes for all my guests.
These are our advent boxes.  I stamped on them with our picture perfect stamp set in Lemon Drop, Cool Pool, Sweet Berry, and Black Licorice inks.  I then added a strip of our new Project Me paper pack.

One of the papers has these Girls I cut out and popped up on the front of the box.  

After I filled it up with candy I then stamped and die cut out one of the camera's and stapled a flag onto the back.  I then used a jumbo clothespin to hold the box closed and to hold the camera and flag onto the box.

 We had a group of 8 people crafting and having a good time watching wonderful demos and learning new techniques with the new product coming.  We also had the opportunity to get to purchase some of the wonderful new products that were demonstrated during the event.  Here is a picture of some of the great things we received in our package.  

 Along with the wonderful demos we also got to do 4 projects with all the goodies that came in our kit. The first card we we got to use one of the new clips and some of our Confectionary Blooms.  We stamped the camera from the ATS Share Stories and the the little girl and the Love from the new stamp set Too Cute! I colored her with our Color Burst pencils and blended them with our blenders and baby oil.
The second card we used a die cut from the Film Capture Die and then stamped the girls and placed then into each section of the die

The third card we made we die cut with the Film Frame that came with our Project me kit.  I just love this die because it is 2 pieces so it can be cut as shown below with the center left solid or you have a rectangle piece that you can also die cut out to make just a film strip edged frame. We also added a little of our new black deco strips

The last card was created with a new background die with these fun classic camera images.  I just love this new stamp and can't wait for it to get here.  We then used our ink pads direct to paper to make the colorful background.  The mini polaroid is a piece of the new 12 x 12 Project me paper pack. We layered that on our circle film die and stamped the saying on the bottom.  I also colored this one with the color burst pencils and a blender with baby oil.  

We had so much fun.  We gathered at my friends art studio Creative Haven in Chino.  We then had the show on the big screen and were able to craft at our tables.  We each had our own devices so we could engage in the chat during the show.  I provided lunch and snacks for everyone and we had fun during the make n take sessions making our projects together.  I would love to have you join me for the next one.  It will be on July 15th and we will be kicking off the new Journey Holiday mini catalog.  Early Bird Registration is $75.00 and will start May 22, 2017 and will go to June 19th. You won't want to miss this fun Christmas in July event.  More information will be coming soon. Let me know if you would like to join us for a fun day filled with crafting and be the first to get the new Holiday products. 


Tuesday, April 25, 2017

BBQ Chalkboard technique

Hi everyone, 
Today I want to share a card I made using our new BBQ stamp sets. I started by using various stamps on a large block to make the background. I used our clear pigment ink to stamp the images on black cardstock and then rubbed white pan pastels, from the party pop collection. The ink grabs the color really well. I then used a soft Kleenex to rub off the excess and it now looked like a chalkboard. 
BloggerImage
I then used our cranberry Bliss and new sparkle silks to add a little shimmer to the background. Our new backyard prints pattern paper had the fun paisley print so I added strip of that to the bottom and tied a piece of our black and white striped ribbon around the seam. I used our candy apple twine to make a triple bow and tie on the tag to finish off the card. These set are great to add some fun decorations to all your BBQ parties this summer. 

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Seas The Day

Today I want to share another fun card using our new snappy birthday stamp set. I'm really loving our beach and sea life collections in the current Spring into Summer mini catalog. 
BloggerImage
The crab was done using 2 colors of ink. I started with Orange Rave and then brushed the edges with Rich Coral. Next I used the matching die to cut him out. Then I worked on the base of my card by adding strips of our new Under the Sea paper pack and various silks. I also wanted sequins but I wanted a different color so I took out pink sequins and mixed them in a bag with a few drops of Rich coral ink. This toned down the pink and made them work more with the colors on my card. I finished the card off with some yellow ribbon and a circle of Orange Creamsicle to set off the crab. After the card was all together I added some journey glaze on the crab to make his shell nice and shiny. 

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Turtley Love

One of the sets I just couldn't wait to get my hands on when I saw the new mini was Turtlely Love. It was so cute and I wanted to create immediately with it. 
BloggerImage
The first thing I did was have fun with the splashes. I sprayed turbo teal, sour Lemon and Electric lime. I then used the heat gun to dry it and stamped my turtles with blue lagoon. I then used the matching die set to cut them out. Next I started working on my background. I sponged the colors on using our new daubers which I love by the way. Once I had that the color I wanted I stamped the seaweed randomly around the background to make my own pattern paper. I splattered with a little silver silk and assembled my card. I finished off my turtles with some Journey glaze and added s few spots of confetti. We will be making this card on Tuesday at This n That if you would like to join us. You can call the store to sign up at (909) 464-1108. Hope to see you there. Enjoy your day. 

Monday, April 10, 2017

Slice of Life

Hi everyone,
Hope you had a fun weekend. Today I'm sharing a card I made with our slice of life collection. 
BloggerImage
This was fun to use a strip of the color washi tape on our printed cardstock. I tied a ribbon around that and layered it on sweet pear. I then popped a lemon on the top and added my sentiment on the front and inside. Our slice of life coll croon is one of our specials this month. 
BloggerImage
It's one of my favorites because it is fun and reminds me of summer. I especially love the slice of life confetti in the shape of little slices of fruit. They are great for shaker cards. You can find this and all the other specials on my website at funstampersjourney.com/Nikki

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Planner event

Today I'm at The Who Gives A Scrap Plans too event in Ontario.  BloggerImage
Kim and I are sharing the Journey with a fun group of planners. I'm also helping people make a cute make n take for their planners. 
BloggerImage
Using our scallop pocket die and the poppy days stamp set we are making some fun planner clips. I also used our butterfly punch to make another clip to go along  with the spring theme. We have 40 guests at the event today so we have a display of all our fun products that can be incorporated into the planners and I have some planner clips I made to sell. 
BloggerImage
I had fun making some Easter egg clips, cupcakes and then some tacos and fries. 
BloggerImage
Since we have actually had rain this year I made some umbrella and rain boot clips. 
BloggerImage
Lastly I had to make some fun donut clips to share. I can't wait to share the Journey with everyone and have fun decorating our planners.