CYCI#143 Sketch & Giveaway

 Happy Holidays my Friends!

I decide to keep as true as possible with the sketch, I designed it to be clean and cute!

The only exception  I used my sentiment as part of my design, in the square area instead of below it.

I also kept the products simple, and easy to recreate

Starting with the New Year stamp set.
I added the black color to the star from the Amazing Accents, they are wood shapes! Totally loved it!
For the banner in the back, I used some of our Licorice Sparkle Tape, and again I used it as a border on the card base to create some simple fun!

Don't forget that this challenge is 3 weeks long, instead of two!
Giving the Design Team plenty of time to enjoy the holidays with family and friends!

I want to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

As a bonus, I am doing a random giveaway...
 By leaving a comment below, you will be entered to win a
Fun Stampers Journey Gift Certificate! US only.
Winner will be announced in my next post for CYCI on January 8th, 2017!

Thanks for a wonderful year... of friendship and crafty goodness!


CYCI#142 Colors by Wynn

OMGee.. has it been a busy two weeks! 

Hey, everyone I've got a simple design with a bit of wow thrown in for fun!
I started with my Geo Burst die from Fun Stampers Journey,  which I did in Brush Silver cardstock.
Next, I added some Pretty Pansy cardstock to highlight areas as an inlay.  The Joy is from Holiday Script which sold out and no longer available, on Whip Cream cs and Black Licorice ink. My base is a top fold. With a couple finishing touches Black Sparkle Tape and some BL Twine!

I hope you enjoyed my design for this challenge!

Until next time,

CYCI#141 Sketch

When I put this sketch together, I thought this should be easy... well it wasn't as easy as I had thought! Needless to say... it's not my best work, but I kept true to the sketch, and I'm sure you'll be kind! lol!

Been sharing most of my work on Facebook and Instagram so stop by either of them, so see more!

:) Super Simple... BAH! lol!! 

Here's what I used,  Striped Love background stamp, in Oatmeal Cookie ink from Fun Stampers Journey.  I added a sentiment from the  Holiday Script, in Black Licorice ink and added a layer of white fun foam which I cut using the matching die to the Peace sentiment.
Got some layers or Whip Cream, Oatmeal Cookie, and Black Licorice and a sliver of Candy Apple.
For my dots, I used some of the glaze dots and colored them with Cranberry Splash silk.

That's it for today, check out CYCI for the team's amazing designs

Until next time

CYCI#140 Welcome back

Welcome back!
We've revamped the challenge just a bit, and they will go for two weeks at a time now!

I've got some of my favs from Fun Stampers Journey for you, on my card.
I started with my square dies which I created a frame with. Then I worked on the top layer, which I added lots of Gold Silk on Butter Cream cardstock. My middle layer and card base are in Oatmeal Cookie and Butter Cream. I colored my square frame in Orange Creamsicle and added some Pineapple Smoothy in the background.  My leaf is from the Snapshot Frames die set, I cut three of the leaves, added some Oatmeal Cookie, Cranberry Bliss, and a touch of Orange Creamsicle to it.  Glue them together, to create a thicker piece, coated it in J. Glaze and added a simple bow from twine. 

That's it for this card, I hope you will join us

Until next time

Wreath FSJ

I had a lovely weekend! Facebook was full of fabulous cards from my friends, and I was having a bit of crafters block!  Well, I'm glad to say that after a bit of crafty chat with Jeanne, about some projects I want to accomplish... something clicked.. and my brain was full of ideas! :)  Thanks, Jeanne!!! You Rock!
Wow... I am loving how this wreath turned out! :)
I used my snapshot frames on the holly leaves and berries - in Turbo Teal, Lemon Grass, and Brush Silver.  For the sentiment die, Joy I used Whip Cream! :)
The cardbase and layers are in Turbo Teal, Whip Cream, and Corrugated!

I added some silks in Electric Lime, and Silver!

I really enjoyed how this turned out... and glad to see that my mojo has returned!
Click on the Snap Shot Frames image below to get your set today!

Until next time!

PCC214 2 week challenge

Did you see the update and all new look over at Paper Craft Crew? 
Well, you should check it out! I did... and found this awesome challenge going on!

Pulled out lots of Fun Stampers Journey products for my take on the sketch!

My sentiment stamp is from Oh Holy and the background has lots of fun layers of colors, die cuts and bling! I used the Silver & Electric Lime Silks, Blue Lagoon Splash, and some rhinestones too!
from the Richard Garay product line, I used the amazing dots which come in a pack with three colors Gray, White, and Black. To finish off my card, I added a bit of thread and a River Stone card base!

That's it for this design

Until next time

update! woohoo ... my card was a pick!

Freshly Made Sketches #257 - A Sketch by Jen M

Got my Bloom Box in the mail today
& FMS just posted a new challenge.
 I went to work!

Fairy World is a fantastic stamp set, from Fun Stampers Journey and I knew I had to use it!
I did go a bit rogue on this... and used my zig's, however, I used them dry! Yup! I didn't add any water and used them as markers! :)  I did a simple base in Whip Cream and background using corrugated cardstock!  I took out a bit more WC cs and cut it down to 3 3/4 by 4 1/4 which gave me lots of space around to show off my gorgeous corrugated cs! :) I added some of my own Glaze Dots (I made em') in clear, and added a bow in Black Licorice to match my ink color. Almost forgot I rounded the corners!

Check out the challenge this week!

Until next time,


All of my products are Fun Stampers Journey

Did this card using the sketch over at Mojo Mondays!

Lots of layers for this card!  I started by selecting from my dies for the scallop part at the bottom of the sketch which I did in Stars from Border Details!
Up next came all of the other layers, mixing card stock with prints. In Cool Pool, Cranberry Bliss, Black Licorice, River and that cute snowflake design from Tis the Season prints.  For my sentiment layer, I grabbed Whip Cream and Oh Holy Stamp set!
I completed the card by adding a cute bow in BL Sparkle Ribbon and a bit of the print again.
check out my store at FSJ for these products and so much more!

That's it for this card!

Until next time


Almost didn't do this post today and I didn't bother creating a card until just a bit ago...

I created this sketch for CYCI which makes a bit harder for me to post today.
I'm not one to give up on something I love, but there is only so much of me to go around. Lots of folks having been very kind in sharing their thoughts on CYCI ending... and I can't thank them enough. So, this card is for all the joy, the happiness, and heartburn and some days hell that running Can You Case It? was!

LOL!! I remember everything, the sketches, colors, and themes! 
Back when this thing started, I had no idea what I was getting into

I still get butterflies in my stomach every time a post goes live!
Did I get everything right or screw something up?

Lots of folks were very kind... and others just passed me by
I think of the first card... it wasn't so great!
But I did it.. and just like today, I'll do it again!

So, that's it for today!

you know the drill.. everything is FSJ

This is Eva.... I'm out!

FMS#256 Give Thanks

Hello... I've got a super cute card and a fabulous challenge to share!
This week Jen T. has given the Freshly Made Sketches team and us! 

I used some of my Fun Stampers Journey
My cardbase is Oatmeal Cookie (love this) and my print comes from the Autumn Prints collection of 6 by 6!  Just happens that tomorrow will be the last day to purchase it... so if you love it, get it!

Up next is the Grateful Heart stamp set (there are 2 in the set) I heat embossed it, in J. White and added a touch of color with my zigs!  I die cut it with the J. Circles.  The final touches were the OMC Organza Ribbon and my homemade Glaze dots with Gold Silk.

Until next time

FMS#255 Lookin' Sharp

Challenge crafty goodness to share today!
Put this together this morning for the Freshly Made Sketches Challenge!
I used Whip Cream as my base along with Oatmeal Cookie, and some Corrugated cardstock!
I grabbed my Deer Freinds Stamp set, from my Bloom Box and a couple of my Zig Watercolors to coloring in my little owl!  As an embellishment, I added a few of my homemade glaze dots with gold silk background! That's it... super simple!
All of my products are from Fun Stampers Journey

Until next time

CYCI#139 Rainbow Challenge by Kayla

Wow... what an exciting week! Grew my team by adding two new Coaches!
If you want any of the products I used today visit
and get them today!

Totally had a blast making this card, I sponged the background in various FSJ colors to create my rainbow, and used the Ornate Blooms AT stamp set with Black Licorice ink. Next, I grabbed my circle dies and Happy Sentiments stamps, I used the same BL ink. Whip Cream cardbase, with a layer of BL cs and some Twinkle Trim to finish it off! 

That's it for today, stop by Can You Case It? and check out the rest of the design team's cards, cause they are awesome!

Until next time!

CYCI#138 A Shaker Challenge

Hey, I'm back! Got me some awesome crafty goodness!
I've gone batty with our shaker challenge this week at CanYouCaseIt? 

I started by stamping the sentiment from Candy Monster all over on my Whip Cream cs in Limeaid Splash and River Stone inks. Next, I grabbed some cardstock in Brush Silver,  Black Licorice, and of course Whip Cream!  For the BOO I used Limeade Splash to match the ink! To create the bat I used my Tag Set die (steel ruled) , along with the Snapshot Frames dies. I cut the super cute bat and added some acetate to build my shaker! I added some Slice-Fetti and Confetti Sparkle Elements Lemon Grass for the bits! For my finishing touches, I paired Black Licorice Sparkle Ribbon with Whip Cream Thread and a few Journey Sequins Special Celebration!

I hope you will join us this week! 

Until next time

Here;s the team's cards

Here's the link up!

Fall Family Card

First I wanted to share the live cast I did for this card on facebook!

Here is my finished card and the products I used!

I started by grabbing my Snapshot Frames dies from Fun Stampers Journey; I love being a coach and getting a 20% discount all the time!  I also used the Autumn Prints, cardstock in Dark Roast Oatmeal Cookie, Butter Cream, and Tangerine Fusion!  I used Pineapple Smoothie, Orange Creamsicle, and Pomegranate Splash inks for adding color to my Fall sentiment and leaves dies.
For a final touch, I added a bit of natural twine and Gold Silk.
Pulling the layers together was a blast, adding a pic of Bill, William, and I just made this card that more special!

I hope that you will take a moment and visit my shop at 

Until next time


Water Cooler Wednesday challenge has an awesome sketch and I told Heidi I'd give it a try!
So here I am better late than never. :) Here we go!

I broke out the Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers in various colors and when to work on coloring my harvest stamp, and selected a sentiment from Thanksgiving Traditions from Fun Stampers Journey!
Up next, I chose the items for my layers and picked two ribbons and a print for the added layer and to frame out my coloring.  I used some bonbon sequins from Doodlebug for a finishing touch!


I just found out I won!! WOOHOO!!! 

I hope you will check out WWC too!

Until next time


We survived the first week of Homeschool (which is actually online school) and I am excited to see how next week is going to go! Butter is in Middle school now and has seven different instructors, one for each subject plus homeroom! The grands are all back to school as well!

Let's get this party started!

Amber selected the CYCI colors this week and I was so excited to give them a try!
I busted out my FSJ products: I used River Stone for the Gray,  Sweet Berry for Flamingo and Ken Oliver Chartreuse! I used two different stamp sets to get what I was looking for, with Damask Print as my main image and a sentiment from Creature Comforts.
I created a couple of small banners for layering, and tada, I have a smashing design!

I hope you have a wonderful week

Until next time

CYCI#136 Sketch Challenge

First I wanted to share some great news, CYCI has a new design team member Crystal, check out her blog, her first design for the team and a comment if you will! :) I'm so glad she

I'm back with a super cute card for CYCI's design team!

I'm using all Fun Stampers Journey products!

I will be doing a Facebook Live video on how
I did today's card on Monday at 5PM PT I hope you will join me! 

I really enjoyed putting this together and couldn't wait to show everyone!

Check out my store at for all of the products listed below!

Black Licorice Ink
Bubble Gum Ink
Journey Rectangles 
Greeting Trends Stamp Set
Striped Wall Stamp Set
Whip Cream Journey Thread
Whip Cream Cardstock
Black Licorice Cardstock
Outrageous Pink Silk
Sparkle Dust (Glitter)
White Liner tape 
Pink World Sequins

I hope you enjoyed my design :)

Until next time! 

Peace on Earth

Well, I started looking at a few of the things I haven't used yet, that I picked up from Fun Stampers Journey! 
So here's what I made! 

I started with the stamp set, Oh Holy! I stamped it in Black Licorice and then used the matching dies to cut it out with my Journey Platinum!  Next, I went to work on changing up the color on the snowflake from Snowflake Elements, from a pinkish color to a snow like white, using my Whip Cream ink pad, letting it dry a bit then going back over, I dabbed it with the backside of a paper towel to help the drying process.  I also ran my rectangle/piercing dies using the second largest.  I pulled several colors of cardstock together as well, pomegranate splash, whip cream, and oatmeal cookie. I added a bit of color with my Sweet Pear ink and started putting my layers together. I laid it all out and trimmed the bottom part of the snowflake off.  Then I added some Silver silk, and BL thread with one of the super duper cute bell, from the Mini Jingles.

I hope you've enjoyed today's design! 

Until Next Time

CYCI#135 Back to School Challenge

Hey I'm back with a super cute back to school card for our challenge at
I picked up this super cute BTS digi from Craftin' Desert Diva's

I colored my card with my Kuretake  Zig Clean Color Real Brush watercolors.

I hope you will join us this week for our fun and fabulous!

Until next time

Stencil Projects

Here are the cards I made during my live cast yesterday on Facebook, using the stenciled designs I made on Tuesday! :)  Each of the products used will be listed under them!

With this many products, I"m sorry but I won't be posting the links!

Spectrum Noir Ultra Smooth Premium Cardstock
Stamp Ink Paper Store - Clear Sequins 6mm & 4mm
Hemtique Thread - Natural
Simon Says Stamp - Congrats Painted Die
Hero Arts - Large Flower Stencil
Fun Stampers Journey - Orange Creamsicle Ink
Fun Stampers Journey - Gold Pan Pastel
Fun Stampers Journey - Black Licorice Ink
Quickie Glue Pen
Sizzix - Circle Dies

Spectrum Noir Ultra Smooth Premium Cardstock
Stamp Ink Paper Store - Clear Sequins 6mm & 4mm
Simon Says Stamp -  Hello Painted Die
Fun Stampers Journey - Chevron Stencil
Fun Stampers Journey - Sweet Berry Ink
Fun Stampers Journey - Beach Breeze Ink
Fun Stampers Journey -Black Licorice Ink
My Favorite Things - Snowfall Stencil
Clear Scraps - Dandlions Wind
Fun Stampers Journey - Sparkle Dust Glitter
Quickie Glue Pen
Crafting Desert Divas - Fancy Frames

Spectrum Noir Ultra Smooth Premium Cardstock
Stamp Ink Paper Store - Clear Sequins 6mm & 4mm
Simon Says Stamp -  Enjoy Painted Die
Fun Stampers Journey -Black Licorice Ink
Fun Stampers Journey -Sweet Pear Ink
Doodlebug - Chunky Beetle Black Cord
Crafting Desert Divas - Fancy Frames
Fun Stampers Journey - Chevron Stencil
My Favorite Things - Snowfall Stencil

Spectrum Noir Ultra Smooth Premium Cardstock
Fun Stampers Journey Daisy Blooms (Retired)
Simon Says Stamp - Friend Painted Die
Simon Says Stamp - Grid Stencil 
Stamp Ink Paper Store - Clear Sequins 6mm & 4mm
Fun Stampers Journey -Sweet Berry Ink
Fun Stampers Journey -Orange Creamsicle Ink

Spectrum Noir Ultra Smooth Premium Cardstock
Lawn Fawn Stitched Circle Tag Dies
Simon Says Stamp - Painted Hugs Die
Memory Box - Garden Floral Confetti Stencil
Doodle Bug Chunky White Cord
Stamp Ink Paper Store - Clear Sequins 6mm & 4mm
Fun Stampers Journey -Beach Breeze Ink
Fun Stampers Journey -Oatmeal Cookie Ink
Crafting Desert Divas - Fancy Frames

Spectrum Noir Ultra Smooth Premium Cardstock
Lawn Fawn Stitched Circle Tag Dies
Simon Says Stamp - Painted Thanks Die
Hemtique Thread -Natural
Stamp Ink Paper Store - Clear Sequins 6mm & 4mm
Fun Stampers Journey -River Stone Ink
Tim Holtz - Flourish Stencil

All items can be found by coping the name and doing a search in

Until Next Time

Eva :) 

CYCI#134 Pet Challenge

I went with lots of  Doodlebug for this challenge!

I used the puppy love collection for my layout

I also included a Simple Stories for my 12x12 background paper!

meet Gus ...
He adopted us on December 26th, 2013!
We loves him so!

Click on the CYCI image to go directly to the challenge!

Until next time

Monster Frame Shaker

Good morning... I"m back with a monster, a shaker and a whole lot of fun!

I started by cutting the frame from the Snapshot Frames die set in Black Licorice!
Then I moved on to the Bat, and Boo! My Bat was Whip Cream cardstock, which I colored with my Spectrum Noir alcohol markers, in PL5 which is a dark/deep purple and Boo in Tangerine Fusion cardstock. I covered the bat with a Spectrum Sparkle clear glitter pen!

Next, I started coloring my Candy Monster with Spectrum Noir alcohol markers, in various colors of orange, gray and fluorescent yellow (PL3) and orange (PL2).  To finish it off, I colored the background in PL5 and True Black. I added some sequins "special celebration which is a silver sequin in several sizes and Lemon Grass Confetti Sparkle Elements.
I added a piece of bright green fun foam to build up the space for the shaker bits! 

Here's a pic with some of the products from Fun Stampers Journey!

Until next time

SIP#61 Tic Tac Toe Challenge featuring Reverse Confetti

Hello and good morning!
My day started like any other... grands showed up shortly after 5:30 am PT. I put them back to bed for a bit... then I got a vid call from Andrea over facebook, we chatted for a bit and that's when she told me that SIP has a new tic tac toe challenge! WOOHOO... Got right to work, meanwhile, the hubby got home, the grands woke up and had breakfast... and now they are happily watching the cartoons, while I write up my post! :) Butter has a dental appointment today, but other than that, I'm just kickin' back during my break from school! :) I love my life!!!

So here's what I did... Using my new RC products that I picked up from Justin over at the Stamp Ink Paper Store in NY (gotta love phone orders).

The first item is the totally cute; Lift me up and the celebrations stamp sets! I did a quick ZIG watercolor wash, in Green. Next, I stamped my sentiment and heat embossed it in Black on vellum!
For the stripe, I added a bit of Sunshine & Happiness prints from Simple Stories, LOVE!!!

My final touches I added some Sprinkles, which are totally Doodlebug from the Boy's Collection. Plus some Gold Color Shine, by Heidi Swapp!

Well that's it for now...

Until next time,