Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Starting My New Fun Stampers Journey

Hi All,

These days just seem to fly by like a hummingbird!  Sorry to say that I've not got much accomplished the past few day of cleaning out a drawer but I have made 4 sets of scrapbook pages.  Yippee!
Add to that my opening of my Fun Stampers Journey starter kit and I am one happy person.

I will take a couple photos of my starter kit, but for now, please enjoy these pages.  I seem to be on a butterfly kick lately.  Must have stocked up when they were on sale:)  

Hugs,
Chris



 
 odds and ends I added for depth.
 

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Fun Stampers Journey Coach 814771

Hi All,

It's Sunday...the day to make my major announcement.  Drum roll please.....

I am pleased and excited to say I am a Fun Stampers Journey Coach!
Fun Stampers Journey is your source for the best arts and craft stamps, paper arts supplies and ideas for paper crafts! 

After nearly two decades in the craft industry, Richard Garay founded Fun Stampers Journey with his wife, Gabby. Richard wanted to share not only his passion for creating but also provide a business opportunity for the creative individual.  Though stamps are the foundation of Fun Stampers Journey, we offer a complete collection of everything you need for papercrafting, gift giving, party hosting, and home d├ęcor.

Our product line is among the highest quality in the industry. The entire product line is designed to work seamlessly together, with coordinating cardstock, inks, printed paper, die templates and stamp sets.

Our color palette is comprised of 44 exclusive colors that are all designed to work seamlessly together. Our cardstock, ink colors and accessories are all coordinated to make creating easy, fun, and always beautiful.

All of our stamps are made in the USA of high quality red rubber and static cling mount. Our stamps create one of the best Impressions on the market, giving you a perfect crystal clear application on your cardstock.

Our True Color Fusion ink pads represent an innovation in stamping ink technology. These unique hybrid inks eliminate all the confusion over which ink to use for what surface – because they work on everything and are non-solvent inks. Because the ink is created by fusing both pigment and dye, you get the fast drying aspects of a dye base, but the true color of a pigment. They have no chalky residue and do not fade. They can be used on all types of materials, including paper, fabric, wood, and acrylic, and become permanent when heat set on non-paper materials.

I'm excited to share my Journey with you!
Hugs
Chris

Thursday, January 14, 2016

So Far Behind!

Hi All,

Wow...Thursday, already?!  Sometime I wonder if my days were really longer, if I would accomplish all that I want to.  Or will I just be that much farther behind?! 

I'm still making progress in cleaning out a drawer, closet, cupboard or any other hiding spot.  I did clean out 2 drawers at work this week.  Does that count?  I really have cleaned out two more spaces in the house.  One drawer in spare bedroom and one drawer in my craft room.  I figure at this rate I will be done by the end of the year!

I also did another 4 scrapbook pages as well as a Valentine card kit for a friend.  Next on the list is a Congratulations card for a paper crafting group I am in. I've been with this group for I think 7 or 8 years now.  We are a small group, scattered all over the US.  I've been fortunate enough to meet a couple of the gals while I was at a convention several years ago.  It was a total fluke...saw a Facebook post from one of the gals about being at the convention.  We ended up meeting the next morning, crying with joy at the opportunity.  Terri, you're a dear and can't wait to see you again!

I have to run...still have much to do before the end of the night.  I leave you with my last 4 pages.
Hope you enjoy!
Hugs
Chris

PS:  My big announcement will be this weekend!  I'm so very excited!

I love this layout!  Orange is not a go to color for me but I must say...this works!

I Stickled the butterfly for some extra pizzazz.
 
 More Stickles on the leaves.  They just needed something to help them pop!


Beautiful Moments     Definitely did not see this color combo coming on!
 "This one Moment in time will be forever etched in my Memory"

 
I think I have finally used every butterfly I've collected over the years.  
Then again I may still have more butterflies!
 
 
 


Monday, January 11, 2016

Monday Musings

Hi All,

I think Monday is the most dreaded day of the week.  For most of us, after 2 days of rest & relaxation, it's back to work, the kids go back to school.  It's trying to find how to squeeze another hour in a day, contemplating dinners for the week.  Planning for all the errands that will undoubtedly, at least for me, fall on the very next weekend of which I should be resting and relaxing!  Somebody stop this merry-go-round will ya!  Maybe I will win the $ 1.4 billion dollar lottery.  If I do, I want it all in $20's.  Easier to spend in small bills...LOL!

While I'm dreaming of fortune and fame, please enjoy the next 2 page spread that I have done.  A friend gave me this paper at a crop and told me to make something out of it.  Well Ms. Hamm....here you go!  Hope you like it.

Hugs,
Chris


 for some strange reason my close up pics are importing upside down...LOL!  Just a cute travel page.  Very masculine in color.  Notice the split picture in the middle.  Don't be afraid to split pictures into two pages.  Gives the layout some depth and interest.  The light brown is actually corrugated paper.  I crumpled the "Sightsee" word and inked it.  Adds some interest to an otherwise flat surface.
 
 






Sunday, January 10, 2016

A Big Change Heading My Way

Hi All,

I'm getting ready for a big change in my life. Something new is coming that will help me spark that creativity I have burning in the back of my brain!  I can't wait to share it with you, but you'll have to be patient a week or so longer. 

I've been sticking to my index card schedule that I mentioned in my last post.  I cleaned out the linen closet yesterday, made a scrapbook page and checked out a website I had noted several months ago.  I'm in day 5 of this annoying sinus infection and am still feeling a little punk from it.  But today I cleaned out the medicine cabinet, made a 2 page spread and also checked out a grocery website that I've been neglecting for some time.  I'm making headway on my "home bucket list" but it seems to be growing...and growing. 

I did want to make a scrapbook page a day, but if I make a double page layout does that actually count as two pages?  While I'm checking out the websites I've wanted to visit, I'm finding more and more to view.   It's like Pinterest.  You say to yourself, "Self you can sit down for 10 minutes and check your web sites".  The next thing you know an hour or 4 have flown by in the blink of a curser!
Such is life!  

Well...here's a couple more pages I made.  So if I count each page as one and I want to do a page a day, I'm only 6 pages behind!

Hope you enjoy and remember---Have fun & Stamp on!
Hugs
Chris


I love pearls with black & white!

Used 3 different papers and layered them.

I love this ribbon with the beadwork!

Doilies were inked black, pink just didn't cut it.

 The final spread!

Friday, January 8, 2016

Happy New Year

Hi All,

Sorry this is late.  Have a really bad bug and it's been keeping me down for the first week of the 2016!  Had the same thing in December.  I certainly hope this is the last of it till next year!

Happy New Year to you all.  I'm looking forward to a great new adventure this year.  I'm stepping down from Stampin' Up and will be moving forward with a new company.  I can't spill the beans right now, but it's sure going to be fun! 

In the interim I have been working on some scrapbook pages.  I've been trying hard to use my stash of goodies that I would have otherwise tried to sell at a local garage sale for scrapbookers and stampers. 

I've set up an index card box with a chore a day on it.  So far I have 3 chores that need to be done each day.  Check out a website that I found in the paper, magazine or online and made a note of.  Too often I write them down but don't visit the site. Another one is to clean out a drawer, any drawer as long as it's cleaned out.  And the last one is to make a scrapbook page or card.  Needless to say, I'm already behind!   Without further adieu...here's my first 2 pages!

Enjoy and stay crafty!
Chris

 Loved the color combo. It just works!

 How often do you use your velium words?





These flowers just go with the sticker found in a box.




Another cute find that goes perfectly.

Some cute flowers.