Monday, March 30, 2015

Daisy card and scrapbook page

Today I wanted to share a scrapbook page I designed for a class I had a few weeks ago.  I used our flower stamp set Daisy Flowers along with our matching die Daisy Blooms.  I used the flower stamp to create my own background pattern paper.  
I added some of our black and white pattern paper to make a couple of banners and add a little circle at the bottom.  The mats for potential pictures are from our square die with piercing elements.  I popped up and layered 2 flowers I stamped and die cut out.  A sparkle drop is added in the center of the flower and then a few others off to the side.  Once I completed this scrapbook page class I had to design my next card class and I really liked how this came out.  Using this idea I translated into a card.
This is one of the cards we will making in my next class at This N That Scrapbooking in Chino Hills.  I used some of the same elements from the scrapbook page to design this matching card. I really like how the red pops along side the black and white.  I hope you enjoy.














Saturday, March 28, 2015

Mad Hatter

Today I'm sharing the next card we will be making April 1st.  I had fun coloring this guy up.  I used some bright colors for our Mad Hatter.
You can find the list of supplies on the stores website.  If you would like to sign up for the class you can call This n That at 909-464-1108. I used my cricut to cut out a ticket, tea bag and the mini sign. The little vile reminded me of the story and Alice having a vile that said drink me.  I hope you can join us for class next week.  Happy Coloring.
Nikki

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Daisy pocket card

Today I'm sharing a card I made for a trade at Yummy and Delicious this weekend.  We had to use one of our pocket dies.  I used the decorative scallop pocket die.  I just love this color combo and it always reminds me of Spring.  The first picture is the card next to the finished trade with the pocket and ribbon.
Here is a close up of the complete trade.  As you can see I stamped several daisies all over my card in various colors.  I then die cut a couple of daisies and popped them up on the card.  I added a sparkle drop to the centers to give them some dimension.
Here is a close up of the card alone.  I sponged the edges and round the twine on the square and popped it up on the top of the card. I used the saying because these bright colors always make me smile.

Enjoy, Nikki


Monday, March 23, 2015

Scrapbook Expo

I had a very busy weekend attending the Scrapbook Expo in Anaheim Friday and Saturday.  My first priority was to go to the Fun Stampers Journey booth and do the make n take.  During the 2015 expo dates we will have a creative center where you can learn about the coaching opportunity and make a card using an exclusive stamp set.  Its all free and you get to take the stamp set home with you.  How can you beat that.
You get the chance to make one of the following 2 cards.
Here is a close up of the flower card I made. This card using my favorite ATS.  I just love using the paint splatter to make a background on my cards. The other fun item was using the negative for the flower die.  I just love learning to use things in a different way.  You always use what you cut out but sometimes it's easy to forget the negatives will work also. 

This second card was completed by my mom.  We sat together and made the cards.  The expo will be coming back our way in October so if you didn't make it to Anaheim you can try Ontario in October.


Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Easter ATC Swap

Here is an Easter themed ATC I made for a trade I had on Sunday.
 I used my spring fling stamp set and colored in my bunny with my colored pencils. I added a  banner with our printed paper and our gingham ribbon with a wood button to finish it off. I hope you enjoy. 


Saturday, March 14, 2015

Wheels ATC

Today I'm sharing another ATC I made for a trade at Custom Impressions.  The theme was wheels so I am using a bike to represent that. I used our ATS Beautiful Ride  for the bike and splattered the background with our silks.
 I added a strip of River Stone stamped with the Rough Texture Background to act like the road. I then added a couple of flags and topped it with a cloud.  The saying is from the same stamp set.
 The final touch was to add some rhinestones to the wheels to give it a little sparkle.  Any of these items can be found at my Fun Stampers Journey Store at www.funsstampersjourney.com/Nikki
Enjoy

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Clouds

Today I have a monochromatic ATC I made for a cloud theme. I used our cloud die and then our ATS Happy Travels.  I want to go to a hot air balloon festival someday.


I just think it would be amazing to fly so high but still be out in the open to enjoy the scene. I popped up the balloon and angled it to add some movement to the card.  I think it makes it look like its drifting through the clouds.

Happy Stamping,
Nikki

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

March ATC card

Today I'm sharing a bonus ATC card I made for a trade I'm participating in.  We had a challenge to make a card for what we thought our March theme would be.  I decided to go with the Luck of the Irish.
I used the stamp set Lucky Kiss to make the background.  I colored the shamrocks with my copic markers and sponged the edges with pretty amethyst.  I used a photo clip element to pop up the St. Patty's Sign and tied some Black twine to it.  I layered it all on Kiwi Slice to finish off my Hug.  I'm getting a nice collection ATC cards.  They provide great inspiration and I am having so much fun creating them each month.  If you would like to purchase this stamp set you can find it at my store.
www.funstampersjourney.com/Nikki

Saturday, March 7, 2015

New stater Kit options

We now have our first 500 founding coaches but that doesn't mean we stop there.  You can still join this fun Journey but now you have several options on how to do it.

As you can see you have lots of options now.  If you have been a customer and already have a lot of stuff to share you may want to choose the Blooming Business Kit.  If you are want to get started and have just learned about our company the Blooming Starter Kit may be your best choice.  If your like me and want it all the Blooming Grand Kit is the way to go.  You may be thinking I already have a die cutting machine I love why would I want another one.  Let me share that we do have some dies that are a little larger and will not fit in standard machines.  Our Treat box is a great example of this, so if you want to make sure you can make use of everything we have to offer you may want to consider the Blooming Grand Kit.  You can join my team at www.funstampersjourney.com/Nikki
If becoming a coach isn't for you, you can also contact me to have a party and make some great projects.  Happy Stamping
Nikki

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Fun Stampers Journey Cards

Today I want to share my cards for my next Fun Stampers Journey Class on Tuesday March 17th.  We will be making 4 cards that can be used for anything.  The first card you have seen before, I made it for a challenge and wanted to add it to my class this month.
I used the Black and White pattern paper we have with my Stars Die.  I added a splash of Silver Silks and a saying to finish it off.

I used more of our beautiful pattern papers and our piercing circle die to make this card.  I add some pearls to the image and popped everything to add dimension.

This card I used our stamp set Greeting Bouquet.  This is great for Sympathy cards but also for anything else.  You can add any sentiment to this card and its so easy to just stamp and go.

The last card I made using more of our pattern papers and our lovely stamp set Branch Out.  It has 8 stamps in the set which makes it very versatile for many uses.

Here are all the cards we will be creating.  I hope you can join us.  Nikki

Monday, March 2, 2015

March Kit of the Month

The new Kit of the Month is out and I can't wait to get my hands on it.
I love all these message's in a bottle.  You can use them with so many of the stamps you already own. I already have a ton of new ideas to use my current stamps with these.  The Kit of the month is a 6 month commitment and you won't be disappointed.  They come with a stamp set, 4 projects already cut with embellishments, and color PDF's giving you step by step instructions on how to complete the projects.  You provide the adhesives and inks.  We have a group of us that like to get together each month and complete our cards together.  Its a great way to have a crafting day with your friends and you don't have to do any of the prep work.  The following supplies are needed to complete the cards as shown:

 • Dark Roast (IP-0050) • Oatmeal Cookie (IP-0011) • Black Licorice (IP-0041) • Pool Play (IP-0051) • Gold Silk (AC-0018) • Journey Glaze (AD-0003) • Journey Sparkle Dust (AC-0013) • Foam Squares Sm (AC-0085) • Foam Squares Med (AC-0084) • Journey Dots (AC-0083) • Coloring pencils or coloring tool of your choice

You are always free to substitute any inks you already have if you don't have what is listed or you can put your order in and have those come to help you complete the cards.  The stamp set will be exclusive to the Kit of the Month for 3 months then the stamp set will be added to the online store for purchase. The cost is only $24.95 plus tax and shipping.  You can sign up on my page at www.funstampersjourney.com/Nikki