Thursday, June 23, 2016

Hi All!

A beautiful day here in NE Ohio.  Had some rain early this morning.  The day started out hot and sticky, but this evening is going to be calm & cool.  Looks like we will be blessed with a God kissed sunset!

I've seen a couple tri fold cards and always wanted to make one.  I finally got the courage and had at it.
Most of my supplies were from my Fun Stampers Journey stash.  The patterned paper, Media Prints, is sadly being discontinued.  I love the honeycomb and hearts printed on this piece.  I used my Doily metal die, Beach Ball blue cardstock and a Sparkle Heart embellishment.  The ribbon was in my stash, the stamp I've had forever. I'm really happy with the way the colors pull it all together. I hope you like it!

You can purchase these and other supplies at www.funstampersjourney/814771

I just received another much anticipated stash of supplies from Fun Stampers Journey.  I'll spend some time this weekend getting creative with my goodies.  Can't wait to demonstrate what you can do.

Till then,
Be happy and craft on!

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Retro Fun!

Hi All,

My husbands sister turned 50 last week.  She decided to bless us by coming up to visit the family from her Georgia home.  I think she just wanted to come up and have a party!  I wanted to do something a little special for her...because she's a special person and"s a special birthday. 

Hubby & I went to a "throw back" candy store.  Man I tell you, this place has it all!  Candies brands that are older than me.  Rainbow bubble gum, candy necklaces, cigar gum, wax!  Trying to figure out what candy was popular 50 years ago wasn't difficult at all.  My sis in law may be a few years younger that me, but candy didn't change much back then.  The old tried and true brands didn't disappear for years.

Armed with $30 bucks worth of candy, we now had to think of the best way to wrap it.  Sure a box, tin or paper bag would do...just not my style of doing.  A good friend sent me instructions on a paper purse recently so that's what I'm going with.  Here's my take:

I love the Boho feel of the paper.  Very retro!  The paper and embellishments were left over from a scrapbook kit I bought a few months back.  It took about an hour from start to finish. I had a creative time making this.

I think I can put all that candy in here and still carry it!
I hope she gets as big a kick out of this haul as we did.
Happy Birthday, Jules....we love you!

Until later....
Keep it crafty!

Monday, June 13, 2016

How to make a catalog--Fun Stampers Journey

Check out this fun video of how the New Fun Stampers Journey catalog was put together.  
It's Amazing!