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

Saturday, November 12, 2016

Fairy Tangle Art


Image: Fairy Tangle Art  
Die-cut hearts, and just colored the inside heart
I'm playing in 
Through the Craft Room Door
Anything Goes challenge

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Trying my "Hand" at Art Journaling


Inked my hand with Oatmeal Cookie ink,
and placed on Faith Journey prints paper
Masked around palm and finger
and Stamped branches
Stamped sentiment in center with Oatmeal Cookie ink
Looking at varying fonts,
 verse written with black Micron pen
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Saturday, October 8, 2016

Faith Journey Blog Hop

2. Karen Seifert You are Here

Cards Supply List
Faith Journey Papers PP-0032
Faith Prints JD-0040
Journey Rectangles Die DI-0041
VIntage Button

Day Planner  
Faith Journey Cards ON SALE
JD-0038 Just $7.96
40 pack, 8 large, 32 small
Faith Prints ON SALE
JD-0040 Just $5.56
33 die-cut chipboard and vellum

To View Mini catalog
Top Tool Bar - Click "Catalog"

Card Drive

 Journey Rectangles Die DI-0041. 
Tag Elements Die DI-0094
Summer Branch Die DI-0162
Tiger Blooms AT-0179 
Brush Stroke SS-0025 
Ink Splat AT-0108
Bubble Gum Silk IP-0092
Cardstock and ink ~
Watermelon, Bubble Gum, Sweet Pear

Sunday, October 2, 2016

Quick and Easy Cards

Journey Rectangles die DI-0041. 
Tiger Blooms AT-0179 
Brush Stroke SS-0025 
Ink Splat AT-0108 
Sweet Pear Cool Pool Pool Play 
cardstock and ink

Monday, September 26, 2016

Stencils, Stamps, and Snapshots


Bible verse done using Paint software
Printed photo on whipped cream cardstock
Stenciled "sons"
using  riverstone ink
matted on black card
Here is tutorial on YouTube

Monday, September 12, 2016

CYCI Color Challenge

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Saturday, September 10, 2016

I am playing in the Case this Sketch challenge
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Thursday, September 8, 2016

Take Ten Fall 2016


Take Ten magazine
and Tea stamp available at

Fun Stampers Journey products
Hello Amazing stamp set SS-0210
Lead me stamp set SS-0207
Journey twine AC-0005
River Stone cardstock CS-0094
River Stone ink IP-0093
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Angel by Phyllis Harris for 

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Outdoor Fun ~ Journey Blog Hop

 Being the Crazy Cat Lady of my neighborhood,
Outdoor Fun
 is watching Cat antics

Stamp set is "Find Joy" SS-0294
Journey Rectangle die DI-0041
Watermelon, and Whipped Cream cardstock
Journey twine

KISS - Keepin' It Simple Stampin'
I drew a line with black Micron pen, and stamped.
Stamp set is "Find Joy" SS-0294
Stamp set is "Find Joy" SS-0294
Sentiment retired FSJ

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