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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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.  
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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
When you shop, please add your order to my event if it is less than $150 before shipping and tax.  When you check out, simply click yes to add your order to my event, then choose Deborah Danese as your host.  I appreciate your support immensely.  If you order is $150 or more before shipping/tax, then please do not add it to my event.  I don’t want you to miss out on the Journey Rewards earned on that order.  Contact me if you have questions.

Prepare to party with the FSJ Retirement list!

Whew! I have all of my catalogs marked with the Retirement sale prices that begin on May 1, 2018 and end June 30, 2018. BUT all items retiring are while supplies last starting now! There are a lot of items retiring from the 201-2018 Inspiration Book & Catalog that may sell out before May 1 – so if you decide to wait for the sale price, it may or may not be too late. The choice is yours.
 
Items on the retirement list from the Spring into Summer 2017, Journey Holidays 2018 and the Bloom This Way 2018 mini catalogs are not available until May 1, 2018 and will be on sale while supplies last through June 30, 2018.
 
I have an XL version of the retirement list that a fellow coach put together that lets you view by page, by price, by item type, etc – however you want – just let me know and I can email that to you.
 
Want to go through the catalogs with me? Here are videos that share with you the items on sale beginning May 1, 2018 through June 30, 2018.
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
When you shop, please add your order to my event if it is less than $150 before shipping and tax.  When you check out, simply click yes to add your order to my event, then choose Deborah Danese as your host.  I appreciate your support immensely.  If you order is $150 or more before shipping/tax, then please do not add it to my event.  I don’t want you to miss out on the Journey Rewards earned on that order.  Contact me if you have questions.

Hello with Sunday Adventure Prints

The new Celebrating Life’s Moments -Spring into Summer is full of items that will help you create with compassion and bring smiles to many faces!

I created this card for sketch 26 over on the Journey Sketches FB group.  It is a wonderful group with weekly sketch challenges and fabulous inspiration!

I used the Huge Hello die to create a faux eclipse look and added a subtle but oh so beautiful ombre effect to the edge of the hello.  The result is stunning!

I used Pomegranate Splash CS with one of the beautiful flower printed paper from Sunday Adventure Prints.  For the ombre hello, I used the following colors with Bubble Gum as the base of the hello, followed by Watermelon Fusion, Sweet Berry, Rich Coral, Cranberry Bliss, and Pomegranate Splash on the top to give the hello an “eclipse” look.

In this video, I share how I created this card but I use a different pattern paper and coordinating CS from the Sunday Adventure Prints and I love how it looks.

I am very tempted to create this card using more patterns and color combinations.  Be sure to like my FB page, Create With Compassion, there may be a chance to win one in a few weeks.  Be sure to set your notifications to your desired level so you don’t miss out on posts that you would like to see.

For the card demonstrated in the video, I used the adorable coffee paper from Sunday Adventure Prints and Summer Days CS.  I used only Summer Days CS for the Hello to give it a solid “eclipse” look.

Here are the dimensions for this card:

Card Base – 8 1/2 by 5 1/2 folded in half for a 4 1/4 by 5 1/2 card, 3 7/8 by 5 1/8

Black Licorice – 4 by 5 1/4

CS for hello die about 2 1/2 by 4 /34 for each hello diecut.  Use the same color as cardbase or coordinating colors for a cool effect along the side of the hello diecut.

Printed Paper – 1 1/4 by 5 1/8

Would you like to learn more about Fun Stampers Journey?  You can contact me by email – deborah@createwithcompassion.com or send me PM via my FB page, Create With Compassion.

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Retirement Party with Fun Stampers Journey

There are over 500 items being retired from Fun Stampers Journey to make room for awesome product in the NEW annual catalog on July 1, 2018! Enjoy savings of up to 50% on items being retired (jewelry, Journey Girl tote bag, the Amaze machine, stamps, dies and so much more) May 1 through June 30, 2018. All items are WHILE SUPPLIES LAST and some of the items may sell out quickly – even before May 1.

For a pdf list to be emailed to you contact me via deborah@createwithcompassion or www.facebook.com/createwithcompassion

Which one is your favorite?

Have you ever created a card and then wondered what it would look like if you heat embossed the image or just changed something simple? Well, I had that thought and I couldn’t resist playing around with a very simple layout. I created 5 variations of the same card and I love each one!

There is a Giveaway on my FB page ( Create With Compassion ) that gives you an opportunity to win one of these cards.  There are two ways to win!  The post is pinned to the top of the page.

I also couldn’t resist exploring more ways to add color to my projects with the Color Splash. You can save 20% on color splashes and silks during April 2018!  Click on the image below to shop this promotion.

Here is the video sharing the creation of the card and the fun I  had with the Cool Pool Color Splash.

I had a lot of fun exploring different ways to mist my paper with the Cool Pool color splash.  I find that I am more confident with my spraying when I am outside and don’t have to worry about getting color on everything surrounding my card stock.  You can spritz it directly onto the card stock from varying distances to achieve slightly different amounts of saturation or spritz the color into the air then swipe the card stock through the mist that is hovering in the air.  Wind, length of time between spritzing and swiping, and the speed of the swipe seems to make a slight difference in the amount of saturation and look of your card stock.  I do recommend not wearing long sleeves or if you have them on, push them up.  You will get some color added to your hand if you are holding the card stock while adding color to it.  The color splash comes off easily and quickly with a little soap and water.  I recommend washing right away to help keep your project smudge free.

All of the cards were created using the same technique of using cool pool splash to “ink” the solid butterfly body stamp to add gorgeous color to the butterfly.  I also used the cool pool splash to add color to the whip cream panel, some of the pictures do not show the true color and beauty of the color splash.  Amazing what a little spritz can do!

Here is a look at each card variation.

The first one originally had no extra embellishments, but I received the awesome Journey Sequins- Blue Skies that have some cool pool sequins included.  I just had to add them to one of the cards and I love them!!  You can see what the card looked like without the sequins by viewing the video – it is shown near the beginning.  I stamped the lined butterfly image and sentiment with Black Licorice True Color Fusion ink.  I sponged the edges of the whip cream piece with cool pool ink.

 

For the second card, I wanted to see what Black Heat embossing would look like.  I love the shine and dimension that heat embossing gives, and I was not disappointed!  I sponged the edges with black licorice ink.

For the third card, I stamped all of the images with Black Licorice Ink, then sprinkled some Journey Sparkle Dust  onto the butterfly, then covered it with Journey Glaze.  Oh, I just love that sparkle, shine and added dimension!!  I sponged the edges with Black Licorice Ink, too.

For the fourth card, I wanted to add some sparkle tape but wasn’t sure where to add it so that it didn’t cover my butterfly or sentiment.  So, I added it to the bottom and popped up the sentiment.  The butterfly was stamped with Black Licorice ink and the sentiment was heat embossed with black licorice embossing powder.  I also added Sparkle dust and journey glaze to the butterfly.  I used Black Licorice Sparkle tape and Whip Cream Sparkle tape.  I didn’t have any of the cool pool sparkle tape, so I covered a strip of cool pool cardstock with the whip cream sparkle tape and that lets some of the beautiful cool pool color shine through and the result is so sparkly!  The edges of this card is sponged with Cool Pool Ink.

For the final card, I used the sparkle tape just like in the fourth card and I stamped the butterfly and sentiment with black licorice ink.  I used the Sparkle Silk that was watered down a little bit to paint some sparkle onto the butterfly and the word Beautiful.  There is no sponging done on this card.

Here are the card stock and dimensions used for this card.  Please scroll to end of post for all items used.

Cool Pool – card base (4 1/4 by 11 folded in half) , 3 9/16 by 4 13/16, 3 1/2 by 5 /8 (for whip cream sparkle tape)

Black Licorice – 3 13/16 by 5 1/16

Whip Cream – 4 by 5 1/4 (optional inside panel), 3 1/2 by 4 3/4, 3 1/2 by 1 1/4 (optional for popped up sentiment)

Please go vote for your favorite version on my Facebook page, Create With Compassion, as well as share it with your friends.  There are two different ways to have a chance to win one of these cards.

If I can assist you with any Fun Stampers Journey needs or questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me at deborah@createwithcompassion.com

There is an awesome Splish Splash Sparkle Sampler available if you become a Fun Stampers Journey coach during April 2018.  Simply click on the image below to learn more or contact me.

 

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What are Fun Stampers Journey Silks?

Splish Splash Sparkle with Fun Stampers Journey during April 2018!

There is an awesome promotion that offers a savings of 20% on ala carte silks and splashes, and an awesome Splish Splash sampler for everyone who joins the journey during April 2018!

You may be wondering what is silk?

Silks are water based with metallic paint and enamel like properties included in the mixture.  It comes in a 0.5 oz size bottle with a brush tip – similar to nail polish.  There is a small bead in the bottle to aid with mixing.  It is important to mix well before using so that your project will have the shine and shimmer that silks offer.  There are quite a few ways to create with the silks.  Here is a video where I experimented with the silks.

Here are some pictures of the results of my crafting fun time.

 

The whip cream piece has silver and gold silk flicked onto it.  The black licorice and grape fusion has bubble gum (you can see a hint of pink in some of the splotches), whip cream (a white shimmer) and sparkle silk (pure shimmer).  I think flicking the silk onto projects is probably the most common way to use the silks.

The silks are great to water color with, too.  I used the gold silk watered down on the bottom right petal, bubble gum silk watered down on the top petal, the center is gold silk directly applied with the brush applicator, and the blue petal is the sparkle silk mixed with blue lagoon paint.  All give a beautiful shimmer.

For this image, I put a few drops of Bubble Gum silk onto a clear plastic sheet (one that comes with the FSJ stamps) then spritzed water onto the silk using the media mister.  Then I placed a piece of whip cream cs onto the puddle.  I then picked up the piece and placed it back into the mixture where ever I wanted to add a little more color.  So beautiful. There is still shimmer to the color but it is very subtle and hard to see in this picture.

For this image, I flicked some gold silk, silver silk, black licorice silk and bubble gum silk onto the gel press then just laid a piece of whip cream cs on top and rubbed my hand over it.  Since the silks are water based, I am sure there are quite a bit of fun to be had with the silks and the gel press.

You can also use stencils with the silks.  The very shimmery bubble gum and silver images are created by simply painting the silk onto the bubble bubble stencil that was on whip cream cs.  The duller bubble gum bubbles is the result of mixing bubble gum silk with journey modeling paste then spreading that mixture onto the bubble bubble stencil with a spatula onto the whip cream cs.  You can see that the silk does seep a little bit underneath the stencil which is a cool effect, the modeling paste works great with the stencil and gives you a sharp, crisp image of your stencil.

You can stamp using the silks.  Simply brush your silk onto the stamp image you would like to stamp, then stamp.  It is a good idea not to have your brush full of silk goodness.  Also, it is important to clean your stamp immediately before the silk dries – it does have metallic paint and enamel properties that will be hard to clean off once dry.

This image shows the sparkle silk added to the center of a couple of flowers and the one on the right is the gold silk added to the center of a flower.  The silks are great to add to the printed paper!

If you have any questions regarding Fun Stampers Journey, please don’t hesitate to contact me at deborah@createwithcompassion.com

If you would like a pdf that has information about the color splashes, a list of all items on sale during April 2018, to learn more about joining the journey or have any other questions about Fun Stampers Journey, please don’t hesitate to contact me – deborah@createwithcompassion.com

You can shop this awesome promotion or learn more about joining the journey by clicking on the images below.