Friday, September 7, 2018

Good evening friends,

As I had indicated in my Facebook post earlier this week, I am posting photos of the inside of this fall mini album I created. The inside of the album was embellished with the Martha's Pumpkin stamp set from the Holiday Mini, which I colored with Pan Pastels.

Although this mini album seems complicated, it's actually quite easy to assemble once you cut all the pages. The first photo is the entire album open.

Page 1 Open- This is an accordion page that is held closed by two tiny magnets.

Page 2-Center page- The center page is two flaps that are held shut by two tiny magnets. Underneath these flaps is a waterfall that is also held shut by magnets. 

If you would like the opportunity to win this mini album, simply leave a comment below. I will be selecting a winner at random on Sunday evening!

Have a beautiful evening!


Thursday, August 9, 2018

Sponged Sunset Tutorial

Hello friends,

My favorite part of living in South Florida is the spectacular sunsets. This card was inspired by those very sunsets that will take your breath away. If you have ever wanted to learn this type of technique, then this tutorial is for you. All it takes is a little patience and a bit of practice. I must say that FSJ’s Fusion Inks are perfect for this type of technique as they will blend beautifully without much effort on your part. Are you ready? Let’s do it!

Step 1

Cut a piece of Whip Cream cardstock to 4” x 5.25.” Secure the circle die that measures 3” across to the front of the piece with Washi tape and run it through your die cut machine. You will only be using the circle.

Step 2

Using a Fusion Ink Sponge, apply Lemon Drop Fusion Ink to the bottom portion of the circle, as shown in the photo below.

Step 3

Repeat step 2 to add Citrus Cooler Fusion Ink around the Lemon Drop ink making sure the colors blend where they meet.

Step 4

Repeat  step 2 to add Tangerine Fusion Ink to the rest of the circle as shown in the photo below making sure the colors blend where they meet.

Step 5

Apply Cranberry Bliss Fusion Ink around the edges of the top half of the circle only, as shown in the photo below. At this point you may repeat steps 2-5 to make your sunset more intense.

Step 6

Stamp the image of the tree from the Nature Grown Stamp Set onto the circle using Black Licorine Fusion Ink, as shown in the photo below.

Step 7

Cut a piece of Raspberry Berry cardstock to 4” x 5.25” and apply Dark Roast Fusion Ink around the
edges only.

Step 8

Use a scrap piece of Raspberry Berry cardstock to die cut the pieces shown below using the Blooming Details Die Set and the Summer Branch Die and apply Dark Roast Fusion Ink to the leaves of the summer branch piece.

Step 9

Glue the leaves to the card front using Craft Glue, as shown in the photo below.

Step 10

Attach the circle to the card front using medium Foam Squares and stamp the sentiment to the lower right hand side.

Step 11

Create a double bow with Rustic Rose Satin Ribbon and attach it on the lower left side of the circle using White Liner Tape. Embellish the center of the bow with a large, clear, Holiday Sparkle.

Step 12

Cover the circle piece on your card front with a piece of scrap paper and sprinkle Sparke silk over the card front. Cut a piece of Raspberry Berry cardstock to 4.25” x 11,” score at 5.5, and fold. Attach the card front to the card base.

Congratulations, you’re done!

Materials Used:


CS-0097 Raspberry Berry
CS-0040 Whip Cream


IP-0050 Dark Roast
IP-0049 Cranberry Bliss
IP-0048 Citrus Cooler
IP-0005 Tangerine Fusion
IP-0043 Lemon Drop
IP-0041 Black Licorice


SS-0352 Nature Grown
SS-0624 Strength & Hope


DI-0327 Blooming Details Die Set
DI-0039 Journey Circles
DI-0162 Summer Branch Die


AC-0383 Holiday Sparkles
AC-0408 Rustic Rose Satin Ribbon
IP-0126 Sparkle Silk
JM-0014 Fusion Ink Sponges
AD-0111 Craft Glue
AD-0081 Easy Glide Adhesive
AD-0085 Medium Foam Squares
AD-0001 White Liner Tape

I hope you enjoyed the tutorial!


Thursday, July 26, 2018

Good morning friends,

Perhaps my absolute favorite thing to do is to color. I love all coloring mediums; pan pastels, watercolor pencils, coloring pencils, alcohol makers, etc. This card features the lovely Dream Flowers ATS from the new FSJ Inspiration Book & Catalog. I must confess, I think I have purchased every flower stamp in that catalog!

To create the panel for this card I stamped two images and colored the flowers on one of them with Journey Coloring Pencils blended with Gamsol. Then, I fussy cut each flower and covered it with Journey Glaze. Once they were completely dry, I simply glued each flower in its respective place on the non-colored stamped image. I hope that makes sense! Thanks for stopping by!

Have a beautiful day,


Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Good morning friends,

Today's card showcases the brand new patterned paper and stamps from the Good Life Collection, the very first collection presented in the newly released Fun Stamper's Journey Inspiration Book. I am so enamored with this collection! The colors, the patterns, and the beautiful stamps make is so easy to create amazing cards! I especially love pairing this collection with the lovely colors that were added in this year's catalog. WOW!!!

Thank you for stopping by!


Monday, April 2, 2018

The April Edition of Coach Collective is now available for purchase!!!
All 12 tutorials will be sent to you in one concise document, ready for you to enjoy!!! Coach collective project tutorials are created with currently available supplies from Fun Stampers Journey and provide measurements in inches only. This tutorial collection will be e-mailed to you, by me, so if you do not receive it within 24 hours, please e-mail me at

You can obtain this amazing collection in either of the following ways:

1) You may use the PAYPAL button below to order the PDF collection for $15.00 and I will send it to you via e-mail; or

2) Join my team!!! One of the perks of being on my team is that you will receive any tutorial I create for FREE!!! As your direct up-line, this is my way of saying THANK YOU for joining my team. 

Please remember that I will send you the tutorial via e-mail upon receipt of payment. If for some reason you do not receive the tutorial collection within 24-hours and you have verified that it is not in your spam folder, please contact me via e-mail at I cannot wait to see what you create!!

Have a beautiful day!


Friday, March 30, 2018

Good morning,

As I had mentioned in my previous post, I have been creating projects to post on my new Facebook page Manualidades en Papel.  This is the very first card I posted earlier this week. I really love this stamp set, it is so beautiful and so easy to work with.

Thank you so much for stopping by!

Good morning friends,

Over the past several weeks I have been working on cards showcasing the collection of stamps in Spanish in our current catalog. I had an idea to create a Facebook page to showcase this collection. Finally, earlier this week I created that page, which I named Manualidades en Papel. This card is one of several I created. I hope to see that collection continue to grow in the new, upcoming catalog!!

Thank you so much for stopping by!