Bloom Box Special!!

I have mixed emotions today! I am sad that the last Bloom Box kit is now available for purchase (while supplies last – and I do think this one will sell out!) BUT I am excited that it is available for everyone at the subscriber price. That is an awesome savings!

There is a coordinating die set available for purchase (does not come with the kit – must be purchased separately) for only $12.95.

Currently, there are two bloom boxes available for purchase ala carte at the subscriber price! Click on the image below to purchase one or both of these awesome Bloom Boxes before they are gone!

Beautiful Friendship card

I love creating with the Fun Stampers Journey Bloom Box kits!

They offer the opportunity to sit down and create with no stress!  It also provides a variety of embellishments, ribbons, die cuts, different color combinations and designs to play with.  You will need a few items to complete each card as shown – or you can get creative and use what you have.

I am enjoying the beauty and ease of October 2018’s kit.  I love the stamp set and the colors chosen.  Here is a look at what you can create with this kit and the stamp set.

All of the cards featured in this kit are sure to bring a smile and cherished feeling to your friends.  Here is the first one that I created.

Watch the following video to see how quick and easy this cheerful card came together with the help of this awesome Bloom Box kit.

I used a variety size clear blocks to stamp the images for this card.  The Fun Stampers Journey awesome clear blocks are on sale this month!  You can purchase individual blocks and save 20% or purchase a bundle of all the blocks and a carrying case and save 25%.  Check out the savings by clicking on the image below.

Thank you for sharing a little bit of your day with me.

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Product List

Bloom Box - One-Time Purchase

$29.95

Rustic Rose Ink Pad

$7.95

Limeade Splash True Color Fusion Ink Pad

$7.95

Cocoa Powder True Color Fusion Ink Pad

$7.95

Sparkle Silk

$5.95

Dark Roast Silk

$5.95

Journey Craft Glue

$4.95

Journey Foam Squares - medium

$2.95

Easy Glide Permanent Adhesive Runner

$6.95

Bloom Tool

$14.95

Crease Tool

$6.95

Simple Treat Holder with FSJ products

It is a lot of fun to share yummy treats with our friends and family.  I have noticed more joy when that yummy treat is enclosed in a cute treat holder.

I would like to share how to create a treat holder that is quick, easy and oh so cute.  This will hold two of the Fun Size packs of M & M’s or Skittles – you could even put in 1 of each.

This can easily be mass produced and would look great with any holiday decorations.  Fun Stampers Journey has so many gorgeous colors to choose from.  Here is the video sharing how to create it.

Watch the video for some scoring tricks useful for this project if using a trimmer.

If you create one, please share a photo of it on my FB page – Create With Compassion  I would love to see it!

Here are all the measurements you need:

For a single holder, use a piece of cardstock that is 5 1/8 by 7 7/8.  With the 5 1/8 edge along the top, score at 3/4, 4 1/4 and 4 3/4, then turn the paper 90 degrees so that the 7 7/8 edge is along the top.  Score at 3, 3 3/4, 6 3/4 and 7 1/2.

For multiple holders, use a piece of cardstock that is 10 1/4 by 7 7/8.  With the 7 7/8 edge along the top, score at 3, 3 3/4, 6 3/4, 7 1/2 then turn the paper 90 degrees so that the 10 1/4 edge is along the top.  Score at 3/4, 4 1/4, 4 3/4, 5 1/2, 6, 9 1/2.  Then trim the sheet at 5 1/8 with the 10 1/4 along the top so that you are create two equal pieces.

Watch the video to learn what areas need to trimmed off.  Your piece should like the image below once all lines are scored, folded and trimmed.  Adhesive is only need in two places; the side flap and the bottom flap.

If you are interested in a small sample of the ribbons used for this project, simply send me an email at deborah@createwithcompassion.com to let me know and give me your address.

I have a Velveteen technique challenge happening on my FB page and I would love for you to participate.   Visit this post to learn more.  You can learn about the Velveeten technique on Fun Stampers Journey FB page or Youtube page, I also share it on my FB page.

Fun Stampers Journey is having a BLOCK PARTY throughout October 2018!  Save 20% on all individual clear blocks and case or pick up a bundle of all the blocks and case at a great deal!  Purchasing the bundle saves you $5.32 when compared to purchasing each item separately while on sale.  Click on the image below to make a quick trip to my online store to see all the fabulous deals on the blocks.

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Crush On Color with FSJ – week 2

Crush on Color offers you the opportunity to save 20% on all individual FSJ color card stock and ink pads!  It is a great time to stock up or start/finish your FSJ color collection.  Contact me at deborah@createwithcompassion.com for a free pdf list of all colors on sale!

This is week 2 of the Crush on Color sale and with it comes two awesome bundles of accessories to make creating bold and colorful.  To shop, simply click on the image below.

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Shaving Cream technique with Small Things (FSJ)

Have you tried creating with shaving cream yet?

I have put it off for the longest time but finally sat down to play and it was so much fun.  A little messy but not as bad as I thought it would be.

For this card, I used shaving cream with Fun Stampers Journey Liquid Colors.  I think any liquid medium would work great and plan to check that theory out sometime with the True Color Fusion reinkers, silks and color splashes.

I absolutely love the control you have with the shaving cream technique when it comes to color saturation…..you can add more and blend more to have solid colors or blend just a little bit and create movement on your card.  The cardstock with the shaving cream mixture on it is stampable so this would be a great technique to use for flower images, butterflies and more.

I love how making small changes can make a big difference in your card -simply by changing the color, an accessory or the layout.  I made a few small changes for the creation of the tutorial video.

The Fun Stampers Journey Color Burst Pencils really add some gorgeous  and bold color to the butterfly from the Small Things Stamp Set.  This set has a coordinating die set and is available to purchase separately or save money by purchasing the Small Things Bundle.

I also created a card using a portrait landscape.  I think it gives the card a different look and feel even though I used the same basic layout and items.  I love how the Journey  Sequins – Blue Skies and Pink World look with this card, but also wanted to try a little something different for this card, so I used the Sweet Candy Drops.  I love the color options in the  Sweet Candy Drops and they worked wonderfully with my card, and there are 88 included in the pack!

The cardstock and dimensions are:

Cardbase – Catalina Splash – 4 1/4 by 11 folded in half to create a 4 1/4 by 5 1/2 card

Black Licorice – 4 1/8 by 5 3/8 to layer the background piece on.

Whip Cream – 4 by 5 1/4 – background piece.

Whip Cream – scrap piece about 2 1/2 by 2 1/2 to stamp butterfly on then cut out.

Cool Pool – scrap piece about 2 1/2 by 2 to diecut the third oval in the Journey Ovals die set.

For more Fun Stampers Products used see below.  Simply click on the item to visit my online store.

Have questions? Please don’t hesitate to ask me.

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Lots of FSJ FUN in August!!

There is so much fun to be experienced during August with Fun Stampers Journey!   Each one is so awesome that it is hard to pick which one to share with you first!

This month’s Bloom Box is so gorgeous and I LOVE the color combinations and Stamp Set!  Did you spot the too cute for words tiny envelope on one of the cards!  Yes! There is a “baby envelope” sample already cut out for you to play with!  The Baby Envelope die is a brand new die available now in the 2018-2019 Inspiration Book & Catalog.

Being a subscriber saves me money and brings a smile to my face every month!  To learn more, simply click on the image above.  All of my subscribers (people who subscribe with me as their Journey coach) receive a free True Color Fusion Ink Pad of their choice, a free card created by me, an occasional surprise and free catalogs while a subscriber.

Are you Prepped to Play during August?  Let Fun Stampers Journey help build your mixed media stash and save you 20% while doing it!!  Take a look at all of the awesome products on SALE this month!

To receive the sale list in pdf form, simply contact me with your email address.   See contact information at the end of this post.

In addition to all the awesome news above, the NEW Journey Holidays Mini is available for you to shop from!   You can view this catalog for free online by clicking on the image below.

Did you know that the NEW 2018-2019 Inspiration Book & Catalog is also available and is filled with lots of new awesomeness.  You can view that catalog for free by clicking on the image below.

Would you like to have a physical copy of these catalogs?

There are 4 ways to receive the 2018-2019 Inspiration Book & Catalog AND the Holiday Mini with me as your Independent FSJ coach. The combined cost of both catalogs is $16.90 plus shipping/tax. You can choose the option that best fits your need.  

1. Place an order with me as your coach via online (please add it to the party/event hosted by me) or I can place the order for you. This order needs to be $75 before shipping/tax and the new catalog and mini will be sent to you for FREE!!

2. Purchase the catalogs via my website.  This option is shipped to you directly from FSJ and costs the most to you. If you choose this option, you will receive a $15 Fun Stampers Journey Gift Certificate from me once you spend $75 before shipping/tax with me as your FSJ coach.

3. Subscribe to the Bloom Box for a minimum of 6 months with me as your FSJ coach.

4. Send $15 to me via Paypal for the annual catalog and holiday mini. Once you spend $75 before shipping/tax with me as your coach, I will send you $15 Fun Stampers Journey Gift Certificate to use to purchase more FSJ goodness!

Have questions about Fun Stampers Journey?

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2018-2019 Inspiration Book & Catalog coming soon!!

The 2018-2019 Inspiration Book & Catalog is 335 pages full of gorgeous inspiration and must have items. It goes live on July 1 and all of the retiring items are only available through June 30! To shop the Retirement Party, visit my website here.

There are 4 ways to receive the 2018-2019 Inspiration Book & Catalog AND the upcoming Holiday Mini that goes live August 1 with me as your Independent FSJ coach. The combined cost of both catalogs is $16.90 plus shipping/tax. You can choose the option that best fits your need.

1. Place an order with me as your coach via online (please add it to the party/event hosted by me) or I can place the order for you. This order needs to be $75 before shipping/tax and the new catalog and mini will be sent to you for FREE!!

2. Purchase the catalogs once available via my website. The annual catalog can be pre-ordered now and the Holiday mini will be available August 1. This option is shipped to you directly from FSJ and costs the most to you. If you choose this option, you will receive a $15 certificate from me once you spend $75 before shipping/tax with me as your FSJ coach.

3. Subscribe to the Bloom Box for a minimum of 6 months with me as your FSJ coach.

4. Send $15 to me via Paypal for the annual catalog and holiday mini. Once you spend $75 before shipping/tax with me as your coach, I will send you $15 certificate to use to purchase more FSJ goodness!

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask. I am here to be a resource for all of your Fun Stampers Journey needs. You can send me a PM or email me at deborah@createwithcompassion.com

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Inspired By…episode 1 – Fun Stampers Journey

Fun Stampers Journey offers creative inspiration in not just their catalogs, but on their Facebook page, pinterest page and blog.  If your creativity has gone on vacation – look for inspiration from Fun Stampers Journey!

I fell in love with the charming Thank You card on page 12 of the 2018 Spring into Summer mini catalog.   Contact me to learn how to receive a catalog or simply click on the image below to view an online version.

There   are just so many features of this card that I absolutely LOVE!   One of them is the gorgeous Charming Thank You die!  It is a $150 Host Exclusive item that you can purchase with Journey Rewards at an awesome deal of only $4.95!  You can reach that $150 level (and earn Bloom Benefits) by placing a single order or hosting a party!  Send me a message to learn more.

My creation is fairly different and I am thinking of creating another card that is more similar to the one that FSJ created.

I love how the Sunday Adventure Prints offers so many color combinations and how just changing the color of the butterfly can give the card a slightly different look or feel.

I spent a little time experimenting with some different color combinations and used both types of awesome pencils that Fun Stampers Journey offers.  The Color Burst pencils were used for the top strip and I just used the pencils to blend by overlapping the colors slightly.  I have not had these precious pencils for long and I need to learn/explore the different ways to blend but I think they blended very nicely on their own.  I used the Color Splash pencils on the bottom strip and explored how adding a little water really brightens the color – it really just makes the color more vibrant.  The Color Splash pencils look marvelous when used without water, too.

The Small Things Stamp Set has gorgeous butterflies and sentiments that just make a person smile.  I added the “I Totally Love You” sentiment to the envelope and “You’re every nice work I can think of” to the inside of the card along with a matching butterfly.

Fun Stampers Journey not only offered me the inspiration for this card, but also made it so easy to create by offering such awesome products like the white liner sheets that make adhering the Thank You so easy and quick!

Here are the dimensions for this card:

Pomegranate Splash – 4 1/4 by 11 folded in half to create a 4 1/4 by 5 1/2 cardbase

Black Licorice – 4 1/16 by 5 5/16

Sunday Adventure Prints – 3 15/16 by 5 3/16

Vellum – 2 1/2 by 5 1/8 with the bottom flagged about half inch

white liner sheet – 3 by 3 3/4

Whip Cream – 2 by 2 for butterfly on front, 4 by 5 1/4 for inside

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Bloom Tool

$14.95

Eclipse card with Huge Hello and Sunday Adventure Prints!

I am enjoying creating with the huge hello die and Sunday Adventure prints. There are over 20 colors that coordinate with the Sunday Adventure prints that is full of a variety of patterns.  I just love that the Sweet Candy Drops and Spring Accent Dots coordinate so wonderfully with the Sunday Adventure Prints!  Fun Stampers Journey has a variety of embellishments that work beautifully with this printed paper pack!  It is a very versatile paper pack available in the Spring Into Summer mini through June 30, 2018. The Sunday Adventure Prints are a great addition to your crafting supplies.
 
I created this colorful and cheerful eclipse card. Can you spot the Hello?
Eclipse cards are so fun – the main image, in this case, Hello, is hidden and only noticeable because it is raised up off the card. I love the huge hello die – it is so easy to create with!
Here is an angled side view.  When looking at the eclipse card from this angle, the foam squares become visible.  It was a lot of work to trim the foam squares thin enough to fit in the middle of the hello.
I decided to create this same card layout using a different pattern from Sunday Adventure prints and different coordinating colors but instead of using foam squares, I decided to build up the hello with card stock.  I used 6 hellos cut out of Tangerine Fusion then adhered the printed paper on top.  It is a little higher than using foam squares, so I think I will try using 4 card stock hellos with printed paper on top the next time I create a similar card.   I suppose it all depends on the look you are going for.   Have fun with creating and experiment to find out how many layers work for the look you want.
I love how using the same color card stock that the printed paper is centered on gives the hello the effect of rising up out of that card stock.  This technique was easier for me than using a lot of little pieces of foam squares, and I like the effect better, too, when I turn the card to look at the side.  Am I the only one that moves my cards around to look at it from different angles?
Here is a collage photo so you can compare the two different cards and how the Hello was raised.  Eclipse cards remind me of the images that were trendy a long time ago that had a lot of images on the page and you had to relax your vision to see the hidden images.
Here is the video sharing how I created this Hello Eclipse card.
Here are the dimensions used for this card:
Card Base – 4 1/4 by 11 (folded in half to create a 4 1/4 by 5 1/2 card)
Card stock that coordinates with printed paper –  4 1/16 by 5 5/16
printed paper – 4 by 5 1/4
card stock to cut huge hello to build up hello – 2 1/2 by 5 3/4
Have you seen all of the awesome items available in the mini?  You can view the Spring into Summer mini online or contact me (deborah@createwithcompassion.com) to learn how to receive one.  
  Product List

Bloom Tool

$14.95

FSJ Retirement Party Update – sold out items!

FSJ has created updated pdfs for the Retirement Party of 2018!

Are you interested in just one type of product like the jewelry, Accessories & Tools or Stamps and dies? I have pdfs for each type of item available or with items sorted by page. Let me know what pdf you want or all of them and I will email it to you right away.

These items have sold out and are no longer available:

Magical Journey Bundle from SIS2017 pg 38 (BD-0193)
Magical Journey Stamp Set from SIS2017 pg 38 (SS-0398)
Winter Doves Bundle from JH pg 28 (BD-0294)
Winter Doves Die from JH pg 28 (DI-0374)
Poinsettia Baskets Stamp Set from JH pg 33 (SS-0527)
Bubble Gum Thread AC pg 327 (AC-0130)
Journey Game Spinners AC pg 323 (AC-0239)
Metal Buttons AC pg 323 (AC-0034)
Sweet Clips (BB) AC pg 12 (AC-0288)
Amaze Cutting Plates AC pg 267 (TO-0135)

AC=Annual Catalog, SIS=spring into summer, JH=journey
holidays

The retirement list will be updated weekly for sold out items.

Here is a video regarding the above information:

Contact me with any questions or to receive the updated pdf/pdfs of your choice – stamps, dies & combos, jewelry, ATS & dies, Accessories & tools, alphabetical or page number. I also have an XL version available that you can sort according to your needs.

If I can assist you with any Fun Stampers Journey needs or questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me at deborah@createwithcompassion.com or send me a PM on Facebook at www.facebook.com/createwithcompassion
 You can visit my online store at www.funstampersjourney.com/createwithcompassion
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