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.

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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

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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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Bloom Tool

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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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Bloom Tool

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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