Friday, February 17, 2017

Take Ten magazine from Stampington & Co.

"Take Ten" letter from the Editor mentions and shows one of my cards. All Fun Stampers Journey products. (Find Joy stamp set SS-0294). I just received my complimentary copy for being published. I have a total of 11 cards in this issue, 9 of the 11 feature ALL Fun Stampers Journey products. 
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This magazine will be available March 2017

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Anything Goes Challenge at Through the Craft Room Door

 Our Sponsor this week is
Little Blue Button Digi Stamps
Join the Fun Challenge at
Through the Craft Room Door

Darling image is Little Blue Button
colored with Copics
Pattern paper, cardstock is Stampin' Up!
Sentiment and heart clip is Fun Stampers Journey 

I'm playing in Digi Choosday Challenge

Saturday, February 4, 2017

One Stamp set - 4 Cards

 All Cards Supply List
Just Because ATS Stamp AT-0183
Black Licorice Cardstock CS-0003
Oatmeal Cookie Cardstock CS-0023
Whipped Cream Ink IP-0009

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Brush Stroke Stamp set SS-0205

Beach Towel Embossing Folder EF-0001
Tag Elements Die DI-0094
Journey Twine AC-0004

Brush Stroke Stamp set SS-0205

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

~ ~~~~~~~~~ Through the Craft Room Door Challenge ~~~~~~~~~~~~

 It's Anything Goes for the challenge with sponsor Kenny K
Prize is 3 Digital images
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Image - cat
colored with Copics YR00, YR02, YR04, YR07, Y23
sentiment stamp Stampabilities
pattern paper Making Memories
Twine Fun Stampers Journey

I am playing with
Simon Says

Use Your Stuff

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Another Quick and Easy Card Collection

 Using Express Yourself Stamp set (SS-0335) and
same color palette -Lavender, Pineapple Smoothie, Sweet Pear
and Journey Rectangles die set ( DI-0041)
These cards were created in no time

Monday, January 23, 2017

Quick and Easy Card Collection

 Use the same color palette, & you can create your cards in no time
Using dies, gives a finished look, and keeps it quick.
All products are
Dream a Beautiful Tomorrow
Ink outside of butterfly stamp with Huckleberry ink
Using a sponge dauber ink inside with oatmeal cookie ink.
Stamp on white panel.
Mask butterfly and stamp ink splat using oatmeal cookie ink
stamp sentiment.
Matte panel on oatmeal cookie cardstock,
Adhere to huckleberry card

Your Friendship
Ink stamp with oatmeal cookie ink, and sponge dauber huckleberry ink on flowers
Stamp on white panel
Mask flowers and stamp brush stroke using Oatmeal cookie ink
Stamp sentiment
Matte panel on oatmeal cookie cardstock,
Adhere to huckleberry card

Thinking of You
Stamp brush stroke circle on white panel (just ink outside of circle)
stamp branch with hazelnut ink
stamp sentiment with huckleberry ink
Matte panel on oatmeal cookie cardstock,
Adhere to huckleberry card
Tie twine across bottom

Celebrate in Style
Ink stamp with oatmeal cookie ink, and sponge daub huckleberry onto parts of dress form
Stamp sentiment
Matte panel on oatmeal cookie cardstock,
Adhere to huckleberry card

let hope never fade
Ink outside of stamp with oatmeal cookie ink
and Stamp on white panel
Stamp branch with hazelnut ink
Stamp sentiment using huckleberry ink
Adhere to huckleberry card

get well soon
Ink outside of stamp with oatmeal cookie ink,
sponge daub huckleberry ink on flowers of cup
and Stamp on white panel
Stamp spoon with oatmeal cookie ink,
Stamp sentiment using huckleberry ink
Adhere to huckleberry card

All products are Fun Stampers Journey
I'm Coach #312

Monday, January 9, 2017

Through the Craft Room Door

Thrilled to be a part of Through the Craft Room Door Design Team. An Amazing online magazine with tutorials, samples, and freebies for subscribers. To the right sidebar is a sneak peak of the current issue. Dozen tutorials, 100 samples, and amazing Copic artists who share their recipes (colors used) 

There is also a Website Community, Challenge Blog, and Facebook page with loads of Inspiration!
You will begin to see my creations in the February Challenges, and in the March-April magazine.
So sit back, grab a beverage of your choice, and let the fun begin!

Saturday, January 7, 2017

Full Bloom

All products Fun Stampers Journey. 
Full Bloom stamp set, Bubble Gum cardstock,
 and silks (splatter), gems

Saturday, December 31, 2016

Get Published

I've been stamping for over 20 years, and have submitted in A LOT of Creations, and A LOT have NOT been published. I started way back, when there was Rubber Stamper magazine, Vamp Stamp News, and before Take Ten.
Stampers Sampler had a segment in every issue called Take Ten. It was so popular, they created the Take Ten magazine.
I was published once in VSN, but got discouraged and quit sending.

As I started getting closer to age 60, getting published was at the top of my bucket list, so I started submitting again, and in March 2014 I was published in Stampers Sampler 20th Anniversary magazine. WHAT A RUSH!
You can see my cards here

That's all it took, to get hooked,. Now I'm a submitting stamping addict, but I don't want an intervention. I still get a rush every time I receive my complimentary copy. (By the don't know if you're published until you receive your comp copy. I have had some cards show up almost 2 years after submission...SURPRISE!)

What I've learned
Have you noticed in Take Ten and Stampers Sampler, the cards shown on each page, coordinate, or blend? I send 3-5 cards that have the same theme and the colors compliment each other. Theme can be layout design, technique, or all cat related, coffee theme, etc.

Both Take Ten, and Stampers Sampler have “ a Different Point of View” where you use one stamp to make several creations...I suggest submitting 4-5 cards or tags

Both Take Ten, and Stampers Sampler have a Tempting Template in each issue. Here is a sample:

Both Take Ten, and Stampers Sampler prefer stamped images, NOT digital. Just Cards, and Scrap & Stamp Arts do publish digi image creations

When you submit make sure you have on the Back of each card:
  • Instructions
  • Products/Supplies usedl
  • Give your card a title
  • Have your name and email on each card
  • I also include another full sheet of all info on all cards, and all my contact info

Visit the links below to see Magazine Calls and Challenges

Links to magazine challenges, and editorial calenders

There are other Crafting magazines, but these are the ones I have been published in
I hope you found this helpful, and encouraging, so submit, and Good Luck!

Thursday, December 29, 2016

One Stamp ~ 4 Cards

 All cards feature "Steps of Courage" from

Left card masked, then stamped with "Ink Splat" 
Cool Pool Cardstock and Ink 

Left card stamped with "Brush Stroke" 
Cool Pool and Pineapple Smoothie
Cardstock and Ink 

Sunday, December 11, 2016

I'd rather walk with God

I would rather walk with God in the dark,
than go alone in the light

Darkness cannot put out the light.
It can only make God brighter

Ink and cardstock
Fun Stampers Journey
Sweet Pear, and Pineapple

Fun Stampers Journey
stamp set

Saturday, December 3, 2016

"Take Ten" Template

Here is the Template, and below are my interpretations 

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Be Brave, Create Hope Card Drive

This year we hosted our 2nd Annual Be Brave Card Drive to support breast cancer awareness month. We asked all of you to join us by creating handmade inspirational cards to send to the Journey Station. And you did!! 
We received 473 cards from Journey Coaches, customers and friends across the country. Whoo-hoo! Well over our 300 card goal.

These cards were given to breast cancer support groups to encourage patients to stay brave and strong.  They will also be handed to patient caregivers and family members to thank them for their strength and support. Thank you so much to all who participated in this card drive. We appreciate the outpouring encouragement.
We hope you join us again next year for this great cause.
I sent 5 cards, and am so glad to be a part of this caring and sharing Fun Stampers Journey Community

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Fairy Tangle Art

Image: Fairy Tangle Art  
I'm playing in 
Through the Craft Room Door
Anything Goes challenge

Cut image in 3 parts using wavy line cutter

pull ink pad across image starting on scratch paper 1st,
continuing to pull across image

Color focus areas ( I used Copics)
Adhere all 3 parts to lavender card