Turtley Awesome card with Sea Stones

The Fun Stampers Journey Turtley Awesome stamp set really lives up to its name and has a matching die set!   You can purchase the stamp set for $18.95 and die for $21.95 or as a bundle  for $36.80 saving you $4.10 (a savings of 10%).

Turtley Awesome is a great set for a variety of occasions and people.  Who doesn’t smile when they see turtles??

Here is a simple and quick card:

I used FSJ Green Olive acrylic paint for the turtle’s body that was heat embossed with black embossing powder.

Rock Candy True Color Fusion Ink added a little color to the shell, but it needed a little more.  Sea Stones added just what I needed for the turtle.

Would you like to create one with me?  You can purchase all supplies needed from my online store.  Just click on the item name to shop.

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Thank you  for visiting my blog today!  I hope this project has inspired you to create with compassion.


Creature Comforts Love Note

A small token of affection can have a huge impact on someone’s day!

I was mailing a few things to my daughter who is away at college, and there was a little room left in the box.  I put some yummy candy in a bag and thought to myself “well, that looks boring – yummy but boring!”  So, I colored this adorable little guy, put him on a heart and wrote a short message.  I simply slipped that into the bag of candy and it made a huge difference!  It looks so cute!  


This little love note was so easy and quick to create.  There are times when you don’t need a card or don’t have time to create a card – just a little something special to let someone know they are precious to you.  This is perfect for those times.

Would you like to create a cute Creature Comforts Love Note, too?    View this video for the tutorial

There are 5 different adorable creatures in the Creature Comforts Stamp set by Fun Stampers Journey AND it has a coordinating die set to make adding those cute creatures to any project easy!  Purchasing the bundle saves you 10% compared to purchasing each separately.  Click on the bundle image to visit the item page in my online store.


Do you need a Fun Stampers Journey Annual Inspiration Book and the Journey Holidays mini?  You can receive them both for free when you place a $50 or more order with me or via my online store or purchase them from me directly for $15 – just send an email to deborah@createwithcompassion.com .  

Here are all of the Fun Stampers Journey Products used for this project.  If an item has an individual price option and bundle option, both are listed for your comparison.

To visit my online store, simply click on the item.


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Thank you  for visiting my blog today!  I hope this project has inspired you to create with compassion.









Fun Stampers Journey 2017-2018 Inspiration Book and Catalog!

Wow!  The Fun Stampers Journey 2017-2018 Inspiration Book and Catalog is full of wonderful inspiration and great products!  It is about 335 pages long!  

There are so many wonderful items in there and you have until June 30, 2018 to shop from it!

You can view the online version for free here



If you would rather have a physical copy you can contact me at deborah@createwithcompassion.com  

I am currently offering the current Inspiration Book and Catalog with the Journey Holiday Mini for only $15

You can learn more about what is in the Catalog by viewing this video:



I have enjoyed looking at all of the projects in the Fun Stampers Journey Inspiration Book and Catalog!  My wish list is extremely long and I am thankful that I have a year to work on obtaining as much on it as possible!  

There are 3 awesome ways to save with Fun Stampers Journey!

I absolutely LOVE the Bloom Benefits!  That is just one of many reasons why decided to try out Fun Stampers Journey products and then decided to become an Independent Coach!

For every purchase that you make that reaches $50 or more before shipping and tax – you can pick from a variety of FREE items.  The wonderful thing about Bloom Benefits is that you can pick multiple items from each category to equal your order amount.  For example; if your order total is $200 then you can pick 1 from the $100 group and 2 from the $50 group, or two from the $75 group and one from the $50 group.  There is so much flexibility based on your order total before shipping and tax.

Here are the way too cute and awesome choices for this year’s Inspiration Book:

Hosting a party is a lot of fun and can help you earn free items, too!  You start earning Journey Dollars and FREE ATS at $150 before Tax and shipping!  

Check out the awesome Host Rewards:

There are so many ways to host a party today.  You can host a virtual party on Facebook, have a Make-It party in your home or just share the catalog with friends and invite them to order online for your party.  

I have AWESOME news for anyone wanting to place an order that is $150 or more before tax and shipping.  YOU earn the same benefits that a host of a party earns!

When you take advantage of the awesome Host Rewards you can also take advantage of the awesome Host Exclusives!  What you are able to use your Journey Dollars for in the Host Exclusives section is dependent on the size of your party/order.  These items are ONLY available to Fun Stampers Journey Hosts!


You may be wondering what an ATS is.  Well, simply put it is an Artist Trading Stamp.  There is a large selection of ATS sets to choose from that you can earn for free or purchase for a reasonable price.  They are scattered throughout the catalog but you can view them all on pages 330 – 331.

Fun Stampers Journey is a great company to join!  It is full of creative crafters that support each other.  It offers high quality and creative products that help you “bring paper to life”.  The Co-Founders have such a passion for people and crafting.  In the short time that I have been with Fun Stampers Journey, I have witnessed RG reach out to all of his coaches and truly listen to their concerns and thoughts.  I am so excited to be a part of this company.  Fun Stampers Journey has the lowest quarterly minimums that I have heard of in this industry.  If you want to be a “hobby coach” and just take advantage of the 20% discount you can!  If you are a brand new Journey Coach and are trying to build a business, you can!  The quarterly minimums are only $150!!  Here’s a little more information about joining the Journey!


There is a lot more to share about the Fun Stampers Journey 2017-2018 Inspiration Book and Catalog and I look forward to sharing more with you soon!

Woohoo! My new Journey has begun with Fun Stampers Journey!

Woohoo!  This is my very first blog post as an Independent Fun Stampers Journey Coach!!

I had been watching others create with Fun Stampers Journey products and I was impressed by what I saw.  I have truly enjoyed watching Richard Garay (aka RG) create and connect with people via Facebook Live Stream craft sessions.

I placed an order for a variety of goodies from Fun Stampers Journey so that I could see and feel if the products were as good was what I was seeing online.  I could not find a local coach that I could reach out to and attend a make it party, so I took a chance and placed an order.

I was NOT disappointed!

I love the quality of the paper, the uniqueness of the True Color Fusion Ink that is so bold, bright and vibrant in color, the variety and quality of stamps, so many different mediums to create with and so much more!  I just had to join as soon as I was able to!  I didn’t have to wait long (a couple of months) for an opportunity to arise that I just could not pass up.  With my husband’s full support (and gentle nudge) I joined the Journey and became a :

I am so excited to share this journey with you!  To share what I learn as I play with new mediums! To share awesome Fun Stampers Journey Promotions with you!  To share a variety of projects created with Fun Stampers Journey products!  To share the very cool tips, tricks and techniques that RG teaches!  To Create with Compassion!