12 Days of Deals

Wow!  The 12 Days of Deals are about to start!  You will find each day’s deals with links to shop here on my blog and Facebook page.  I would like to invite you to my Facebook page for a give away!  You can have a chance to win a sheet of Snow Friends stickers!  Simply interact (like, comment, and/or share) with the 12 Days of Deals posts and you will recieve one entry for each interaction.  A winner will be chosen randomly on Monday, December 18, 2017 and will have 24 hours to notify me of the address that they would like the prize sent to.

Here is a video that shows you everything that is on sale during the 12 Days of Deals and offers a little sneak peak at the Bloom This Way mini!

Remember that each day’s deals are only good for the day and end at midnight.  To help you take advantage of multiple deals, shipping is only $5 no matter the size of your order (orders with the Amaze or Journey Platinum and expedited orders are not eligible for the flat rate shipping and will be the standard cost).

Here is a list of each day’s deals and the awesome prices!

You can also take advantage of the awesome pre-release Mark Your Days bundle that saves you 10% and you receive NEW product before it officially goes live on January 1, 2018!

All qualified orders will earn Bloom Benefits and Host Rewards.  Contact me at deborah@createwithcompassion.com  if you have any questions or would like a free pdf of the 12 Days of Deals!


December with Fun Stampers Journey!

Wow!  Can you believe that it is already December 1!!  Where has the year gone?  There are a few exciting deals happening this month with Fun Stampers Journey!

If you are not a Bloom Box subscriber, you may want to consider becoming one so that you don’t miss out on the fabulous full size, red rubber stamp sets and 4 card kits each month.  This month’s stamp set is called Birdie Fest and will be great to use all year long for a variety of occassions!

 Here is a look at the stamp set  and cards to create or you can create cards using the kit but your own creative design!

The Bloom This Way Trends Mini Catalog goes live on January 1, 2018 but you can order a special planner bundle now and save 10%!!

The Mark Your Days calendar is an A5 sized blank calendar – so you can customize the months that you need it for!  I love that!!  The AT set included will be great for planning but I see a lot of stamps that would be great for cards and gift boxes!

I have saved the best for last (though the above are awesome!!)  Fun Stampers Journey is having a 12 Days of Deals sale December 6 through December 17!!  Each day has its own awesome deal that is only valid for 24 hours, so you will need to do some planning so you don’t miss out on the deals you want!  Since you may want to take advantage of a variety of days thus needing to place multiple orders, Fun Stampers Journey has a deal on the shipping!  No matter the total cost (does not include orders for the Amaze , Journey Platinum or expedited orders) of your order the shipping will be $5.  You can still earn bloom benefits and host rewards if your order is $150 or more.  Check out the FAQs below.

Here is a list of each day’s specific deals!

Do you have questions regarding the 12 Days of Deals?  Read over these FAQs and if you still have questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me via FB (www.facebook.com/createwithcompassion) or email me at deborah@createwithcompassion.com



Black Friday through Cyber Monday Sale with FSJ!

For the first time in Fun Stampers Journey history, there will be an awesome Black Friday/Cyber Monday sale!

The amazing AMAZE machine is on sale for only $75 – that is a savings of $64.95!!  Adhesives are also on sale for 20% off!  It is a great time to stock up on adhesives so you don’t run out while creating your beautiful Christmas cards!

Here are all of the details:

Just click on one of the images above to shop at my online store.

Add your order to the party hosted by Deborah Danese to receive a FREE ATS of your choice!

FSJ Presents Bloom This Way registration – Don’t miss out!

I am so excited about the FSJ Presents Bloom This Way!! It is not too late to register!!  But hurry…registration ends November 12 at 11:59 pm Central.

The Fun Stampers Journey Crew are hard at work getting the kits ready to be shipped!  Do you see a little surprise for all participants?  I can’t wait to open that cute pillow box and see what crafting goody is waiting for me!

Join other crafters in a virtual class on December 2 that is full of fun, sneak peaks and special bundles only available to FSJ presents attendees for a very limited time.  You won’t want to miss out on these exclusive bundles!

Here are the adorable cards that you can create with items that you get about a month before they are available to the public!

If you are local to my area (Hattiesburg, Ms), join me for a day of crafting on December 3, you just need a kit and adhesive. You must register and RSVP with me by November 12.

Here is a look at what comes in each kit – just pick the one you want (with or without dies).

Use the quick links for the kits and other recommended supplies below.

Visit http://bit.ly/2yIlqvF for more details! Registration is open through November 12. Receive a token of appreciation when you register through me, Deborah Danese coach #9395. Please add your order to the party “FSJ Presents Registration” if your order is less than $150. Contact me if you have any questions.

Journey Sketch #2

Sketches are a great resource to take advantage of when creating.  They can challenge you, give you inspiration or a starting point when you’re not sure where to begin and it is great to see the different creations that all come from one sketch.

I am absolutely loving the Facebook group called Journey Sketches.  It is a group that was started by two very creative ladies, Janice Whiting and Kazan Clark.  They take turns posting a sketch each week along with a sample card.

Here is the sketch for week 2 that Janice Whiting created.

I wanted to stay as true to the sketch as possible and considered a variety of stamp sets but none seemed to work out for me.  Near the end of the week, I had a thought to use the Tag This punch as balloons!  It has all 3 of the shapes found in the sketch.

I was so excited to use the Tag This punch in a way that is somewhat out of the box.  I love having items in my crafting area that can be used in a variety of ways.  I also love having a cute card with an easy way to use up scraps of paper!

Since the Tag This punch will give you three different shaped balloons, you can easily make 3 cards (or more!)  This is a fairly easy card to mass produce and is great for anyone to receive!

Another tool that I used in a somewhat out of the box type way is the Journey Bloom Tool.  I used the three rounded stylus tips to give my card some white splotches and to add a detail to the balloons.

The Journey Whip Cream Thread has 3 strands twisted together.  You simply hold one end and twist the string to the right and you will see the three strands separate.  I just felt that the full thread was a little thicker then I wanted, and was excited to see that I can use one thread for all three balloons!

I hope that you have found some inspiration and tips in the creation of this card.  If you would like to purchase any of the supplies, you will find links below.   Thank you for spending a little time creating with compassion with me!

Product List

Bloom Tool


November Bloom Box – Birthday Song

The November 2017 Bloom Boxes are being processed and I can not wait to create with the beautiful Birthday Song Stamp Set.  This is an exclusive set that is only guaranteed to Bloom Box subscribers, but is available while supplies last for those who would like to purchase the ala carte option at a slightly higher price.

Here is a sneak peak at the four cards and stamp set that you can create this month with the Bloom Box four card kits.

Did you notice the savings of $5 every month when you subscribe and the guarantee that you will be among the first to receive an exclusive set and four great card kits that include adorable embellishments and envelopes.  

The Bloom Box is more than a card kit…it is a monthly class.  There are always techniques to learn and experiment with.  Each box comes with a colored instruction booklet that will teach you the techniques and walk you through the creation of the card.  Fun Stampers Journey also shares the techniques in a video.  Check out this month’s video:

You can contact me with any questions or subscribe here.  When you subscribe with me as your coach (coach #9395) you will receive a FREE Black Licorice True Color Fusion Ink Pad (a different color can be substituted upon request).

Here is the recommended supply list for this Bloom Box:

FSJ Make Amazing Happen Blog Hop

Welcome to the Journey Blog Hoppers Make Amazing Blog Hop!  I’m so happy to have you hopping along!

If you have arrived from Glenda Calkins’ blog, you’re on the right track!  If not, that’s ok too!  Just continue the hop and you will come full circle!

I would like to share with you this adorable treat box that will hold a variety of small items.  The Fun Stampers Journey Printed Paper does all the decorative work for me.  I just need coordinating card stock, a little twine or ribbon and a tag.  This little box is easy to create and is sure to create a smile, too.

The finished dimensions of this box is 3 3/4 long by 1 1/4 wide by 3/4 tall.  You can create two boxes from one 8 1/2 by 11 sheet of card stock and get enough printed paper to make at least 10 (more if you don’t put paper on the bottom) from a 12 by 12.  If you would like a video showing how to mass produce this project and how to cut the paper, just leave a comment to let me know.

Here are the measurements for this treat box:

Card stock – 4 3/4 by 6 3/4

score on the 6 3/4 side at 3/4, 1 1/2, 5 1/4, 6; score on the 4 3/4 side at 3/4, 2, 2 3/4, 4

Printed paper – 2 pieces – 1 1/8 by 3 5/8; 3 pieces – 5/8 by 3 5/8; 2 pieces 5/8 by 3 5/8

scrap card stock for tag

View this video to learn how to create the box.

Here is the template for the treat box.  The red lines are where to cut, black lines to fold on, orange numbers are the dimensions of the printed paper, purple numbers are the scoring measurements, follow the green arrows for printed paper that has an up or down element to it (like the flowers in the top picture).

Thank you for stopping by today, be sure to head to Jen Guarino’s blog next.

Here is the Journey Blog Hoppers Make Amazing Blog Hop List:

  1. Heather
  2. Carol
  3. Kim
  4. Glenda
  5. Deborah (you are here)
  6. Jen
  7. Becky


Product List

Pretty Petals and Mystic Vine Creation

The Fun Stampers Journey Crew is full of inspiration and education! Two ladies, Shannon Smith and Kimberly Kesti, shared amazing techniques that featured the gel press. I just had to get my gel press off the shelf that it had been sitting on since it arrived and play! I also broke out the pan pastels to create a soft look for my flowers.

I created two cards with different backgrounds by taking advantage of the gel press and the stencil.  

I love that each card is so different but was so easy to create and was like a two for one background technique.  Here is a video that shares how these cards were created.

You can try this technique with a variety of colors in cardstock and reinkers or liquid colors, even paint.  

The flowers were colored with coordinating Pan Pastel colors.  The pan pastels gave the flowers a soft look just like the background has a soft hint of color.  I added some Journey Sparkle Dust to the center of the flowers then covered the entire flower with Journey Glaze.

You can use these cards for any occasion!

Shop by clicking on any item below



Sketch #1 Challenge with Anything is Possible

There is a great new group on Facebook called Journey Sketches.  Each week there will be a new sketch challenge that will help inspire creativity.

I just absolutely love the elephant in the Anything is Possible ATS and knew right away that it needed to be the focus of this card.


The Mother Nature Prints made choosing my color combination easy.  I am so excited about the different color possiblities that Fun Stampers Journey provides with the Print packs available for each of the color collections.  Each color collection has the same patterns but feature colors from that collections, so there are countless color options for this card!

I sponged the edges on all of the cardstock used in my first card.  I used Fresh Forest ink on the Fresh Forest Layer, Denim Days ink on the cardbase, inside whip cream panel, both Mother Nature Print pieces, sentiment banner and the Denim Days layer, then River Stone ink was sponged on the circle diecut.  The fusion ink sponges work great for this technique!


I kept the card created in the video cleaner by not sponging the edges of the cardstock.  

As you can see, sponging does create a different look or feel to the card.  I think adding wiggly eyes is a great option, too.  Wiggly eyes are cute and easier then cutting out those small eyes and adding journey glaze.  You can compare the two cards and see the difference in the eyes with and without journey glaze.

Here are all of the papers and dimensions (inches) used for this card:

Denim Days – 4 1/4 by 11 folded at 5 1/2 for the cardbase and 2 3/4 by 4

Fresh Forest – 3 7/8 by 5 1/8

Mother Nature Prints – 3 3/4 by 5 and 2 5/8 by 3 7/8

Whip Cream – 1/2 by 2 1/2, 3 1/4 by 3 1/4 (for circle diecut), 4 by 5 1/4

scraps of River Stone, Denim Days, Fresh Forest and Whip Cream

I had so much fun creating this card for the sketch challenge! 

Would you like to watch the video and see the sketch that inspired this card?

Here is a list of the FSJ supplies used to create the clean and simple card.  If you are interested in purchasing the inks used to sponge the edges, just click on the ink names in this post above.


FSJ Bloom This Way Sneak Peak!!

Want a sneak peak at FSJ Bloom This Way happening December 2? Check out this awesome video from Fun Stampers Journey!

Interested in participating? You can take advantage of the early bird price AND receive a free Black Licorice ink pad from me simply purchase your bundle by October 23 on my website by adding it to the FSJ Bloom This Way party.   You also earn Bloom Benefits on your FSJ Bloom this Way Bundle purchases!  Please contact me if you have any questions or trouble finding this party.

You can learn more about FSJ Bloom This Way here

Don’t want to craft alone or you don’t have all the needed items that are not included in the registration bundle? Simply purchase your bundle and come stamp with me on December 3, 2017 if you are in the Purvis, Ms area. (must RSVP by November 6 and purchase the bundle through me)

Visit my online store at www.funstampersjourney.com/createwithcompassion