February 2018 Bloom Box – Spread Happiness (card 2)

February 2018 is quickly coming to an end!  There are just a couple more days to purchase/subscribe to the Bloom Box to receive the Spread Happiness kit and purchase the coordinating die set.

Here is the card that I created today using the February 2018 Bloom Box kit!  It was so nice to just sit down, grab the kit with all the precut cardstock, and gather a few additional supplies.  FSJ did all the designing work for me and all the cutting, too!

I just love the beautiful font of the sentiments and the simplicity and beauty of the flowers in the Spread Happiness stamp set.  The coordinating dies are a great addition!

The Mystery 2.0 – Wonder Awaits will be ending February 28, as well!

To purchase the Magical Mystery Box for only $25 to receive $100 worth of retired products and a chance to find the golden unicorn and receive a Journey Girl Signature Tote Bag filled with current products (valued over $175) – just click on the image below.  A Mystery box with $50 worth of retired product will be sent to you free with every $100 you spend on current product (yes- the $25 mystery boxes count) and will be added to your order automatically.

Here are all of the supplies used to create today’s bloom box card.  I have included the Bloom Box kit, as well as the supplies that you can purchase to create multiple cards.

Product List

Bloom Tool


Spring Botanicals with Everyday Script!

The Bloom This Way mini catalog is full of gorgeous stamp sets, embellishments, papers and stencils!

The Spring Botanicals stamp set is simply gorgeous and Fun Stampers Journey has created it so that all of the artistic hard work is done for you.  The stamp set features beautiful flowers, greenery and an arrow that have dimension and shading all done for you.   It really makes creating a stunning project easy and quick!

The Everyday Script stamp set works so well with the Spring Botanicals.  I think the font and size of the sentiments coordinate beautifully!

You can create a variety of cards in different colors and for any occasion!

This first card features the bold colors of Beach Ball and Fresh Forest.

This next card features Watermelon Fusion and Green Olive.

The Card stock dimensions for this card are:

standard A2 card base (4 1/4 by 11 folded in half to create a 4 1/4 by 5 1/2 card or 5 1/2 by 8 1/2 folded in half to create a 4 1/4 by 5 1/2 card)

Black Licorice – 3 3/4 by 5 1/2

Whip Cream – 3 1/2 by 5 1/2 and 4 by 5 1/2

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

To purchase any of the supplies used to create these two cards, simply click on an image below or visit my online store at www.funstampersjourney.com/createwithcompassion 


FSJ Mystery Box 2.0 – Wonder Awaits Unboxing

Do you love a good mystery?  Fun Stampers Journey has an amazing mystery happening this month and there are only a couple of weeks left to take advantage of the FANTASTIC deal!

I purchased two of the Magical Mystery boxes and received 2 of the Free mystery boxes!  They were delivered this afternoon and I couldn’t wait to share with you what I received!

You can receive mystery boxes from Fun Stampers Journey, too. Simply purchase the Magical Mystery box (MB-0002) for $25 and receive $100 in retired products and a chance to win a $175 in current product. You’ll know you are a winner if you find a golden unicorn! OR receive a Free mystery box with every $100 in current product that you purchase. Your qualified purchases do earn Bloom Benefits and Journey Rewards!!

Have questions? Ask me at deborah@createwithcompassion.com
Ready to shop? visit www.funstampersjourney.com/createwithcompassion

February 2018 Bloom Box – Spread Happiness (card 1)

The February 2018 Bloom Box is called Spread Happiness – and that it does!

The lined images in the stamp set are so gorgeous and offer a variety of ways to create and to add color.  The flowers are perfect for watercoloring, using paint, pan pastels, markers, liquid color, reinkers, splashes, silks,  paper piecing, colored pencils, and any other technique to add some color!

The Font for the sentiments is so cheerful and coordinate with the flowers!  I just love the Font AND there are coordinating dies available to cut those sentiments out!  Yes!!  There is a limited number of dies that coordinate with the Spread Happiness Stamp set- so don’t delay in ordering your kit and dies.

There are two ways to receive a Bloom Box from Fun Stampers Journey.

  1. Subscribe and Save!   A Bloom Box subscription is for a minimum of 6 months and saves you $5 each month.  You are guaranteed a Bloom Box each month and will be notified if there is a die that will coordinate so that you have an opportunity to purchase that die.   The Bloom Box subscription is $24.95 plus tax and shipping a month.
  2. A LA CARTE – Purchase a Bloom Box kit that you want during the month it is available – they are available to non-subscribers while supplies last.  A single Bloom Box kit is $29.95 plus tax and shipping while supplies last.

 You can learn more about Bloom Box by clicking on the flyer above.

Contact me if you have any questions at deborah@createwithcompassion.com


February 2018 with Fun Stampers Journey is full of FUN!!

Woohoo! February is an exciting month with Fun Stampers Journey!
1. Registration for FSJ Live (early bird price is valid now through Feb. 14, and regular price is valid Feb. 15 to Feb. 21). Join FSJ Live for a virtual crafting day on March 3 – can’t craft that day – no worries – you will have access to the content for the month of March! You will have exclusive access to products from the Spring into Summer Mini before they are available for everyone on April 1! Learn new techniques and get sneak peaks at new products!
You can find more details and a list of recommended supplies to create the projects as demonstrated by clicking on one of the images above or contact me with any questions.
2. Mystery 2.0 – Wonder Awaits!! During the month of February, you can receive retired products at an amazing price – and when you get your box – what is inside is a mystery…a surprise!! There are two boxes available – the Magic Mystery Box (MB-0002) is $25 and is full of at least $100 of retired products plus a chance to win more!! There are 5 boxes that have a golden unicorn in it – receive a golden unicorn and you will also receive a Journey Girl Signature Tote filled with CURRENT product (over $175 value)!
You will also receive a FREE Mystery Box filled with at least $50 in retired product with EVERY $100 you spend with FSJ, including the registration bundles for FSJ Live! So for example, your order is $200 then you get Bloom Benefits, Journey Rewards AND two Mystery Boxes!!  
Have questions – check out the FAQ  or contact me.
 3. Fun Stampers Journey now has 4 different Starter Kits to choose from when you join the journey! Fun Stampers Journey offers a wonderful community of coaches and Journey crew members that encourage and inspire, wonderful training, achievable quarterly minimums of $150, earn/save at least 20% (potential for more) with every purchase that you make or your customer makes, Leadership that listens to its community of coaches and customers and works with them to improve FSJ, and a wide variety of high quality crafting materials that bring paper to live and help you create with compassion!   The Starter kits range in price from $49.99 (over $120 value) to $199.99 (over $500 value) and you can customize your kit with selected options.  Contact me with questions or click on an image below to learn more.  View each kit below:
 4. 4. The February Bloom Box is so stunning and has an optional coordinating die (limited supply available)! You can subscribe now and save or purchase the bloom box ala carte   To learn more about the Bloom Box simply click on the image below.
As you can see, Fun Stampers Journey has a lot of FUN to share with you this month.  If you have any questions, would like to host a party or would like to join my team – please don’t hesitate to contact me at deborah@createwithcompassion.com

Easy and Beautiful Card for any Occasion!

This is a beautiful and easy card that can be created for any occasion. The Artful Butterfly dies and Sentimental Prints stamp set along with the Spring Filled prints help make this card design perfect for any occasion or person and offers so much variety in the final card.

Have you noticed that changing the colors on a card can change the feel of the card.  The Spring Filled Prints has a wonderful variety of colors that offer the creator an opportunity to create a card perfect for any person or any event.

The first card has Watermelon Fusion for the butterfly and the second card  Summer Days for the butterfly.

I love how just changing the color of the butterfly helps to bring out different colors and gives the card a slightly different feel.   Changing the color of the card base and/or the printed paper would also change the feel of the card and gives you the opportunity to really personalize the card for that special person.  There are so many colors to choose from in Spring Filled Prints that you can probably create a card using their favorite color.

Here are the paper dimensions for this card:

Denim Days – 4 1/4 by 11 folded to create a 4 1/4 by 5 1/2 card,  2 1/4 by 3 1/2 and a small scrap about 1/2 by 1 1/4 to die cut the butterfly body

Whip Cream – 4 1/8 by 5 3/8 and 2 1/8 by 3 3/8

Coordinating cardstock of choice for butterfly body – 2 1/2 by 2 1/2

Vellum – 2 1/2 by 2 1/2

Spring Filled Prints – 1/4 by 3 3/8, 3/4 by 5 3/8, 4 1/8 by 5 3/8

Here is a video tutorial showing the creation of this card and the items used.

If you have any questions or would like to learn more about Fun Stampers Journey – please don’t hesitate to contact me at deborah@createwithcompassion.com or via FB at www.facebook.com/createwithcompassion

Here are quick links to my store for all items used in the creation of this card:

Product List

Sentimental Prints Stamp Set


Artful Butterfly Die Set


Spring Filled Prints (12x12)


Journey Vellum


Denim Days 8.5 x 11 Cardstock


Watermelon Fusion 8.5 x 11 Cardstock


Summer Days 8.5 x 11 Cardstock


Whip Cream 8.5 x 11 Cardstock


Denim Days True Color Fusion Ink Pad


Fusion Ink Sponges (3pk)


Clear Block (2 1/2" x 3/4") - H


Crease Tool


Journey Craft Glue


Easy Glide Permanent Adhesive Runner


Journey Glue Dots - small


Bloom Tool


Journey Blooms Paper Trimmer


Journey Platinum Machine w/Plates


Black and White Anniversary card with Fun Stampers Journey products!

This black and white anniversary card is elegant and has a vintage feel.

I used a Black Licorice Card base that measures 4 1/4 by 11 and was folded in half to form a standard 4 1/4 by 5 1/2 size card.  The front and inside panel are Whip Cream Card stock that measures 4 by 5 1/4.  The front panel was random stamped with images from the Spring Botanicals set in the Bloom This Way Mini (you can save 10% when you purchase the bundle that includes the stamp set and coordinating dies).  I used the largest Oval die on a piece of Black Licorice that measured 4 1/4 by 3 1/4 and the second largest oval die after I stamped the couple on the bike onto a piece of Whip Cream Card stock that measured 2 3/4 by 3 1/2.  To add a pop of color, I die cut the heart banner from the Occasions Mini die set (Host Exclusive item) out of a piece of Pomegranate Splash that measured 3 1/2 by 1 1/4.

You can view a video of the creation of this card below.  If you enjoy this video, and would like to see more – please subscribe to my channel on YouTube.

I just love the little couple riding the bike together!  Did you know that you can earn FREE AT set/s when you host a party or place an order that is $150 or more before shipping and tax?  That is an $8.95 value for free!!  Fun Stampers Journey has so many must have AT sets.  You can find them all here.   But that isn’t the only awesome benefit to hosting a party or placing an order that is $150 or more before shipping and tax!!  You earn Journey Dollars that you can spend on FSJ products or Host Exclusive items like the Occasions Mini Die for only $4.95!!    Fun Stampers Journey also offers Bloom Benefits for all orders that are $50 or more!  You can’t go wrong purchasing from Fun Stampers Journey.  You also receive a Thank you card and free gift as a token of my appreciation when you order from me.   Contact me if you would like to host a party,  to learn more about Fun Stampers Journey or to shop.

  Product List

Bloom Tool


Heart Shaped Valentine Card with FSJ!

Fun Stampers Journey offers so many awesome products to create stunning projects!  I was having so much fun with this heart shaped card that I couldn’t stop creating it with some slight variations!  This card is easy and quick but is stunning!!  It is also easy to mass produce!  The pictures below are of the shaped card on top of an A2 whip cream envelope.

The Everyday Script Stamp Set is full of sentiments in a gorgeous font and there is a coordinating die that allows for so many crafting options!  Purchasing those two items as a bundle also saves you 10%!

The Fun Stampers Journey Dies make creating a shaped card fun and easy!  I used the second largest heart die from the Heart-Felt Die set.  There is a coordinating Piercing set that you can purchase separately or you can save 10% and purchase it as a bundle!

In the card above, I used the Heart-Felt piercing die to add an unique feature along the edge of the heart.  The piercing does not go all the way through because there are two layers of paper but it still adds a nice decorative element to the card.

The sparkle tape really adds a wow factor to these cards!  I am absolutely amazed and in love with the whip cream sparkle tape!  I love how you get a different look just by adhering it to different colors of cardstock!  Check out the differences in the cards below:

Fun Stampers Journey also has sparkle tape in a variety of other colors.  One of the colors that coordinate with the Spring Filled Prints is Pool Play!  The Pool Play Sparkle Tape added so much to this card design!

Have you noticed the shimmer and shine on the sentiment?  Sparkle Silk can be used in a variety of ways!  To add that shimmer and shine, I just added a small amount to a clear block, then with a wet small blending brush, I simply painted that shimmer onto the sentiment.  The Black Licorice True Color Fusion Ink is perfect for this because it doesn’t smudge or smear!  It is a blend of dye and pigment – so water has no negative impact!

Creating this card is a great way to use of scraps of paper – strips of any size.  You may have noticed that the cards in this post are created using a variety of size strips.  On a couple of the cards, I used 3/4 inch wide strips, on one I used 1/2 inch wide strips and on another I used a variety of sizes and paper patterns.   There are endless creative possibilities with this card!

I created a video to share how to create this card and tips on how to mass produce it easily and quickly.  You can view the edited version here or head over to my Facebook page and watch a replay of the Facebook live creation of this card.  They are a little different – and you may learn something by watching both.  I invite you to like/subscribe to me on youtube and Facebook!

You can take advantage of the Spruce Your Space promotion during January 2018 and save 20% on select storage items and clear blocks!  Click on the image below to visit the sale page.  Contact me for a pdf of the items on sale and prices.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me at deborah@createwithcompassion.com or message me on Facebook at www.facebook.com/createwithcompassion

Here are the quick shopping links for all of the supplies used to create these cards.

Day 4 of the Bloom This Way launch party!

Day 4 of the Bloom This Way launch party has 3 talented crafters sharing cards! Be sure to visit their blogs to learn more about their creations!

Christine Pennington, member of the Designer’s Showcase team, created two great cards using items from the new Bloom This Way mini! I love the black flowers with pops of color on the card base, and the butterfly card is so beautiful, I love the color scheme!

Visit her blog by clicking on one of the two images below.

Angela Kelley, member of the Designer’s Showcase team, created a fun card with the Build-A-Super and Super Accessories Stamp sets and created a fun background with the new Pinwheel Rosettes stencil! I am loving the coloring she did with the Color Burst pencils! You can visit her blog to learn more by clicking on her image below. 

This last card was created by Melina Wilson and is a beautiful, soft card perfect for Easter. I love the flowers she used that offers so much dimension but keeps the look soft. She used the Easter Blessings Stamp Set. Unfortunately, she does not have a blog for me to share with you but I am so thankful that she shared this creation with us!

click the image below to view an online version of the catalog

Place an order of any amount via my online website as part of my party (Deborah Danese) during the FSJ launch pary (Jan. 1 – 5, 2018) and you will receive a FREE Bloom this Way mini catalog, Annual catalog and a thank you gift from me. If your order is $50 or more, you will earn BLOOM BENEFITS (if unsure of where to add them to your order, please contact me before submitting your order). Shop at http://www.funstampersjourney.com/createwithcompassion

Ready to organize your stamps and dies? Need clear blocks? Take advantage of the Spruce your Space savings of 20% during January 2018. Contact me for a list of all items you can save on or click on the image below for all sale items