CYCI#131 Color Challenge

Wow.. did you see the new look over at
The team and I have been working hard to move CYCI in the best direction possible!

Along with a new look also comes new graphics,
we are going for clean lines and a simple approach to paper crafting!

Our motto is:
"Inspired by Creativity"
Which I believe speaks of each of us.
On to the CYCI#131 Challenge

This week we have a lovely color combo, of Grays, Yellows, and Black!

My card is very simple, with the top layer skewed just so!.
I used the Mother Nature Washi along with Thanks Much stamp set.

Lemon Drop and Whipped Cream cardstock along with
some Silver Silk and Black Licorice Twine.

My finishing touch was a few RG Amazing Dots in Gray!

I hope you will join us this week for this fun and easy color challenge

Until next time

CYCI#130 A Birthday(Sketch) Challenge

This week the challenge got real interesting... You have the choice of using the sketch or not! Yup! 

Now with the sketch, you can use any shape you'd like to and the freestyle, you can, of course, use anything, as long as it's a birthday card! How cool is that?

Well, I went with the sketch, so here's my card for this week!

I cut all my circles with Sizzix dies, some bright Sprinkles, and  used my Doodlebug pattern paper Hip Hip Horray. For my cardstock I used Simon Says Stamp 120# think white and Fun Stampers Journey Whipped Cream.  For the number, I used MFT Stamps Lemon Drop cs. The celebrate die is a gift I received from my cousin Tammy and is Tim Holtz!

Super simple and fun birthday card!
I hope you will join us this week!

Until next time

Live Feed - Scallop Pocket Die FSJ

Good afternoon everyone, I hope you enjoyed the live cast on FaceBook today!

Here are the two Scallop Pocket die Cards that I made using Fun Stampers Journey products!

For the scallop pocket die card, I cut two pieces from the die, one using the whole die, and one cut to the bottom to create the fold.  I scored the rounded end at 1 inch to be able to have enough space to adhere the liquid glue to marry the two pieces together!  I stamped the Lovely Day flower image onto the front and the sentiment on the inside! I also added a piece of the wooden Hello Word Bubble to my twine which I doubled up!

Here is a screenshot of the way I laid the cuts out on my 8 1/2 by 11 cardstock! 

For this card, I simply cut the scallop about a half inch longer than the fold you can see that in the pic above.  I added white liner tape (which is double sided) to all three edges. I stamped my sentiment to the scalloped pocket piece and added some twine.  I stamped my image on before adhering the pocket to the card front and added it to my card base!

I hope you enjoyed today's video!

visit to purchase the products used on today's cards!

Until next time! 

MFT 10 Years

Susan shared the MFT challenge for their tenth year in the industry!
How cool is that! 

I did a really cool, and fun card great for any kid, boy or girl and I love that!

Starting with cardstock, I used Orange Fizz, Blu Raspberry, Razzle Berry, Grape Jelly, and Sour Apple! With some of the many MFT Dies I have; Big Numbers, Sunny skies, Celebrate! Along with their fabulous Plaid Pattern paper 6x6!

I have to make this quick, but didn't want to miss out on celebrating along with them!
Congrats Susan and everyone at MFT Stamps 

Plus some bright matte sprinkles from doodlebug!

Until next time!

CYCI#129 Fun Stampers Journey Find Joy

What an exciting week, lots of fun live feeds for the Bloom Box for July and tons of Netflix for the grands! It kept them busy, but this Nana is super tired! Looking forward to the day to relax before the week begins and we start all over again!

Anyway, here's the challenge for CYCI this week!

Hey, I'm back!
Today we've got a fun color challenge over at !

I used some of my goodies from the new catty from
Finding Joy stamp set is full of cute and cuddly kittens with super sweet sentiments to match!
I used reinkers in Bubble Gum and Beach Breeze to color in my kitty's and sponged the Oatmeal Cookie ink for the neutral around them! I added a simple layer of Hazelnut Blend and Whipped Cream cardstock for my cardbase! :) I added a few sequins as my accents! 

Well, that's it for today's card!

Until next time

CYCI#128 Sketch Challenge

Wow, what an adventurous week we got to visit our favorite spot on the coast and Gus loved it!
He was all wags and wonder...  That was great to bring him finally along with us on a trip out to Cannon Beach Oregon, which is one of our favorite spots! We got to stop at the candy store, yummy!

AnyWho... on to the challenge for the week!

For this sketch, I used mostly Fun Stampers Journey products, along with a die from Gina Marie and a stencil from Simon Says Stamp.
I used the fabulous and fun Sweet Pear, Lemon Grass and Oatmeal Cookie, along with Whipped Cream and some Gold Silk!  For my sentiment and stamp image, I pulled out Creature Comforts. I did the little beaver (which is Oregon's state animal) and colored with my Spectrum Noir in browns!
I also used my crimper to give that 1/4 stripe a bit of texture.  Now the stencil give the paper some interest with the Sweet Pear!  Finishing off my design with some Thread in Natural! 

I know you'll enjoy the challenge, so stop on by and join in!
Until next time

Card two - CYCI#127 Featuring FSJ and Ken Oliver

Live Feed - color burst / chevron paste woodgrain  
Here's what I did with the items I made this morning (minus the green star will upcycle that along the road).

I featured Ken Oliver Color Burst Turquoise and Chartreuse
‪#‎FunStampersJourney‬ Chevron Stencil 
‪#‎Ranger‬ Texture Paste Transparent Gloss
‪#‎SpectrumNoir‬ - Sparkle Pens
The extras are ‪#‎doodlebug‬ sequins ‪#‎SimonSaysStamp‬ Friend die and Woodgrain paper 

‪#‎CraftinDesertDivas‬ - Fancy Frames Die 
#FunStampersJourney - Black Licorice and Whipped Cream (inside) Cardstock 
Along with some gold thread from Joann's 
Still keeping the colors that match the color challenge of the week!

CYCI#127 Color Challenge

Welcome back!
Even though all of the newest Design Team Members started last week!!!
I wanted to take this time and thank them for joining the rest of us, crazy artists!
Each of them has a unique talent for colors, design, style, and imagination!
I look forward to this half of the year, and can't wait to see what is next to come!

Amber, Char, Deb, Jeanne, Jessie, Josefine, Kayla, Kim and Rose
I am ever so grateful, thank you, my friends!

On to the challenge of the week!

I started by using some Color Burst by Ken Oliver on some of his Water-Media paper
Along with a Thinking of you stamp from Crafting Desert Divas, which I heat embossed in Stampendous Opaque powder!  I also wanted some shimmer so I added some Spectrum Sparkle to the layer! :) I used a brush on the area around the sentiment and a paper towel to blot the top areas!
I used some woodgrain paper from Simon Says Stamp with the Fun Stampers Journey Chevron Stencil, which I used glossy paste from Ranger!

Gus is adorable & was my helper!
He's loved the card and the treat he got for being the best helper ever!

My finished touches were so much fun lots and lots of Fun Stampers Journey Black Licorice Thread, Star frame elements colored with the new and fabulous Electric Lime Silks and SIP NY Hamptons Ice sequins!
Link to my video on the products I used on my card! 

I hope you've enjoyed my card, and will join us this week!

Until next time

Bloom Box July 2016

Enjoy the video of July 2016 Bloom Box!

Oh yeah were getting it all!

Say hello to the all new fabulously gorgeous Fun Stampers Journey Inspiration Book and Catalog 

The holidays Inspiration and Trends Mini Catalog 

Misprint Journey Holidays Catalog
Pg 30 'Tis the Season printed paper
Correct item # is PP-0034
If you enter PP-0037 as shown in the catalog, the item ordered
is a Bloom Benefit You've Been Booed 

For July only here is the fabulous and fun , FSJ Platinum Starter Kit

Click here to join today! <-- oh yeah!!

I hope you will take some time today and check out the online versions of both of the beautiful fun and fabulous products that Fun Stampers Journey has to offer!

I would love to have you as part of my downline and of course a friend for life!

Shop today and don't forget to reach that 50 dollar mark so you can get a bloom benefit for free!

Thanks again for your amazing support
Your Friend and Fellow Crafty Gal