Desert Greetings Stamp

Hey Crafters, it has been a minute since I have updated my Blog.. I have been focusing on Facebook and Instagram Sharing. I decided to get Crafty tonight and use this stamp set and my new Pan pastels. Yeah! I am still a newbie and do not consider myself an artist, but I really love the look the pan pastels gave the card.

Black Licorice Cardstock creates the base of their 4.25x5.5 card.

The Skull was inked with clear pigment ink and stamped on WhipCream Cardstock.
I then took my Blending tool and the Black pan from the Pan Pastel Set and ran that across the clear image. I took a little white and made a few highlights and then again went over the image with black.

I then stamped the flower image with the clear pigment ink and repeated the same process on the skull as on the flowers.. The first color I used was red and I used the "slipper" tool. The Party Pop set does not have green and it is the only set I own, so I first used the yellow on the leaves and then dark blue over the flowers to get the desired green color, I went back over with the yellow a second time to lighten up the blue tones.

Then I placed both dies on the Journey Platinum machine on the magnetic side and ran them through the machine to cut out the stamped and colored images.

I cut a piece of Printed Cardstock (retired) to 5x4
Then cut a piece of Candy Apple Cardstock to 3x4 
and adhered the two pieces together.
I tied a doubled bow using the Black Licorice Satin Ribbon and adhered it to the paper and then the pieces to the front of the card.

I used the small foam squares and doubled up on them to pop the skull off of the card and placed it sort of catty wompus onto the from to the front. I then trimmed the stem off of the flower and popped it off of the skull using 1 small foam square.

I cut a piece of Whip Cream Cardstock to 5x4 and adhered it to the inside of the card.

Black Licorice Cardstock CS-0003 | Journey Clear Pigment Ink IP-0102 |Desert Greeting SS-0306 | Party Pop Pan Pastesl: {Red, Black, Blue & Yellow} JM-0081 | Black & White Printed Paper (retired) |Candy Apple Red Card Stock CS-007| Black Licorice Satin Ribbon | Adhesive Runner| Foam Squares Small | Desert Greetings Die Set DI-0194

* Did you know that Fun Stampers Journey has the lowest quarterly minimums at $150.00 retail
* plus a 20% discount on all FSJ retail products! 

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The Journey, Set, Go Promotion goes live on 07/01/16 offering an amazing deal on the Blooming Platinum Starter Kit at a $50 savings for the month of July only. For only $149 (regularly $199) you can begin a Journey that you will love. 

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Catalog Call out by Richard Garay

Check out this video that posted LIVE on Facebook by Richard Garay
Sharing some of the new items that release tomorrow!
So Exciting!

This Catalog is HUGE & AH-MAZING!!

If you would like to order your own Catalog you can email me 
or go onto the website tomorrow to place an order.
All past & current Kit/Class Members will receive the New Catalog from me.
Keep checking your mailbox!

Dream Big, July Bloom Box

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Each month, Bloom Box subscribers receive an exclusive stamp set, four precut and kitted cards and easy to follow instructions. Designed by Richard Garay himself, subscribers get to play with new product and learn some of his amazing crafting techniques. Enjoy!
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If you are interested in more information,

Creativity with more than Paper

So I have been asking my Husband for over a year to buy me a blasting cabinet and threatened to purchase one on my own when he was living in Virginia for a year.. Needless to say I had no truck no way to pick one up so I never did..

A couple months ago I saw one listed on Craigslist and my Husband went to check it out.. Well used/loved still had life left in it and best is my Husband talked him down to $50!! What!

This Keyring for my Daughters Teacher was my first go at etching with the blasting cabinet..

Then my husband complained I didn't put his name on his cup for him for Fathers Day so last night I etched his cup from Sams Club (similar to a Yeti).  He was really happy with it, which made me happy!

So lets take a look at what I have worked on non papercrafting the past month along with the above projects.

Have you been crafty? What have you been creating?

New Releases! July 1st

Who is excited for the NEW Catalog Release July 1st?
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Richard and the Journey Team have done a FABULOUS job with the new catalog from the reformatting of the Catalog itself.. To the fact that it is 100 pages MORE than the previous catalog!! Say what! Yes 100 pages MORE!

So what is new?
Well Fun Stampers Journey has 3 Partnerships.. What does that mean for you?

Websters Pages has Partnered with Fun Stampers Journey and we have a line of planners and planner inserts.

Amber Crowell of Simple Stories
has partnered with Fun Stampers Journey.. We now have a line of memory keeping products, albums and pocket cards..

Lastly Fun Stampers Journey has partnered with Pan Pastels!PanPastel Colors are professional artists’ quality soft pastel colors packed in a unique pan format (cake-like). The special qualities of PanPastel Colors mean that artists can blend and apply dry color like fluid paint for the first time.

Memory Keeping, Stamping, Mixed Media, Jewelry, Storage, Planning, Journaling
Fun Stampers Journey has something for everyone.

Let me show you a few of my FAVORITE new products in the catalog.

Faith Journey a selection of items for Bible Journaling and so much more.
Faith Journey Cards

Journey Girl
 Journey Girl has added additional locket options and charms to the line of current available products from wrapping paper, stamps, to the Journey Girl Tote

Be AmazingThis collection is all about the color!
Be amazing introduces our new Color Trends, a collection of 6 gorgeous neons along with a collection of dazzling stamps, accessories and papers.

Slice of Life
Celebrate everyday moments, the little slices of life for love, for thanks or just for fun.
Slice of Life offers the perfect collection of greetings and stamp designs all with a bright, fresh and juicy palette.

Looking for  ideas for masculine cards? Look no further than the DUDE collection!
Whether yours is an outdoorsman, sports fanatic, a gamer, a musician or a sharp dressed man this collection will help you create dapper cards year round.

Shine Bright with this gorgeous and diverse collection. From stained glass to skyscrapers, brush strokes to bulbs, the Decorative collection offers you countless ways to inspire your creativity.

Journey Days
You make the memories we'll help you preserve them. Our new memory Keeping line in the Journey Days collection offers albums, and pocket pages of the highest quality to  care for your memories for years to come.

Happy Crafting!
If you would like to order your own copy of the Catalog please feel free to contact me.

Senior Leader #225
Heather Flaherty

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