Thursday, March 23, 2017

Published Stampers Sampler Spring

Stamps, cardstock, inks, clips
all Fun STampers Journey

Sunday, March 19, 2017

ink embossing folder

ink embossing folder with
kiwi, sweet pear, and pineapple smoothie ink
Run through emboss/die machine,
and matte on pattern paper,
adhere to kiwi cardstock
stamp brush stroke circle using all 3 inks
Die cut branch using pattern paper

Pattern paper is   
Romantic Blooms by Kari Lopez for Stampington and Co. 
all other products

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Through the Craft Room Door

 Anything Goes Challenge
Our sponsor this week is Lacy Sunshine with a prize of 3 images.
Join the Challenge HERE

colored with Copics
paper, cardstock Fun Stampers Journey

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

One Image ~4 Cards

 This is a Digi Image from
MHK Designs

Monday, March 6, 2017

Using Stamps in your Day Planner

 Day Planner Products
from Fun Stampers Journey 

List of Supplies
from Fun Stampers Journey
Express Yourself stamp set SS-0335, 
Star Bright stamp set SS-0157,
 Date Due AT-0227.
 Lavender and Huckleberry inks,
 stickers from my stash, 
Micron pens
Fun Stampers Journey
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Tuesday, February 28, 2017

TTCRD challenge for the week of Feb. 28-Mar.6

"Anything goes" challenge

For Team A this week; Cicci, Anne-Marie, Alpna, Linda, Karen, Agnieszka, Cara, myself and our Guest Designer Kelly we'd like to welcome you.

Our fabulous sponsor this week is
Crafty Sentiments Designs
The prize is: 3 digital images of your choice

Here is a little information about Crafty Sentiments

Crafty Sentiments Designs started back in 2009 by myself Suzette the owner, Me and my artist brings you cute whimsical and fun characters, to create unique and exciting handmade gifts and projects. We also carry our own brand of exclusive Rubber stamps, Digital stamps, Sentiments and cutting dies, CD Roms that is perfect for all your scrapbooking and card making needs, there is always something new each month as we release new images each month. Crafty Sentiments Designs is now having live shows on Hochanda.TV a UK base craft channel. Visit the website 
Image is Benson Bears Couples Crafty Sentiments Designs 
Sentiment Our Daily Bread Designs
Background stamps, ink, cardstock Fun Stampers Journey 

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Brush Stroke Stamp Set


Fun Stampers Journey Products
Brush Stroke stamp set SS-0205, 
Branch Out SS-0140
Oatmeal Cookie ink and cardstock
Pineapple Smoothie ink and cardstock
Journey twine
More Inspiration using
Brush Stroke on my Facebook page

Friday, February 17, 2017

Take Ten magazine from Stampington & Co.

"Take Ten" letter from the Editor mentions and shows one of my cards. All Fun Stampers Journey products. (Find Joy stamp set SS-0294). I just received my complimentary copy for being published. I have a total of 11 cards in this issue, 9 of the 11 feature ALL Fun Stampers Journey products. 
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This magazine will be available March 2017

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Anything Goes Challenge at Through the Craft Room Door

 Our Sponsor this week is
Little Blue Button Digi Stamps
Join the Fun Challenge at
Through the Craft Room Door

Darling image is Little Blue Button
colored with Copics
Pattern paper, cardstock is Stampin' Up!
Sentiment and heart clip is Fun Stampers Journey 

I'm playing in Digi Choosday Challenge

Saturday, February 4, 2017

One Stamp set - 4 Cards

 All Cards Supply List
Just Because ATS Stamp AT-0183
Black Licorice Cardstock CS-0003
Oatmeal Cookie Cardstock CS-0023
Whipped Cream Ink IP-0009

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Brush Stroke Stamp set SS-0205

Beach Towel Embossing Folder EF-0001
Tag Elements Die DI-0094
Journey Twine AC-0004

Brush Stroke Stamp set SS-0205

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

~ ~~~~~~~~~ Through the Craft Room Door Challenge ~~~~~~~~~~~~

 It's Anything Goes for the challenge with sponsor Kenny K
Prize is 3 Digital images
Stamp designer Elena Kiernan and illustrator hubby Kenny Kiernan bring a perfect storm of creative energy to the bold and fun digi stamps and clear stamp sets at this rockin’ shop, where it’s always 30% OFF your first purchase with code MYFIRSTPURCHASE. Their hundreds of fun-to-color designs include everything from kids’to teenage girls with attitudeskateboard boyssteampunkmensports,superheroesmusic… and for those who enjoy a little spice in their crafting, KennyK Stamps is the #1 Shop in the World for Sexy Stamps! Rock Your Crafts with KennyK Stamps! Click to follow KennyK Stamps on Facebook and also join their awesome new Facebook Fan Group, “Club KennyK!”
Get a FREE DIGI STAMP every month by subscribing to their newsletter. 
JOIN the
Through the Craft Room Door Challenge

Image - cat
colored with Copics YR00, YR02, YR04, YR07, Y23
sentiment stamp Stampabilities
pattern paper Making Memories
Twine Fun Stampers Journey

I am playing with
Simon Says

Use Your Stuff

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Another Quick and Easy Card Collection

 Using Express Yourself Stamp set (SS-0335) and
same color palette -Lavender, Pineapple Smoothie, Sweet Pear
and Journey Rectangles die set ( DI-0041)
These cards were created in no time

Monday, January 23, 2017

Quick and Easy Card Collection

 Use the same color palette, & you can create your cards in no time
Using dies, gives a finished look, and keeps it quick.
All products are
Dream a Beautiful Tomorrow
Ink outside of butterfly stamp with Huckleberry ink
Using a sponge dauber ink inside with oatmeal cookie ink.
Stamp on white panel.
Mask butterfly and stamp ink splat using oatmeal cookie ink
stamp sentiment.
Matte panel on oatmeal cookie cardstock,
Adhere to huckleberry card

Your Friendship
Ink stamp with oatmeal cookie ink, and sponge dauber huckleberry ink on flowers
Stamp on white panel
Mask flowers and stamp brush stroke using Oatmeal cookie ink
Stamp sentiment
Matte panel on oatmeal cookie cardstock,
Adhere to huckleberry card

Thinking of You
Stamp brush stroke circle on white panel (just ink outside of circle)
stamp branch with hazelnut ink
stamp sentiment with huckleberry ink
Matte panel on oatmeal cookie cardstock,
Adhere to huckleberry card
Tie twine across bottom

Celebrate in Style
Ink stamp with oatmeal cookie ink, and sponge daub huckleberry onto parts of dress form
Stamp sentiment
Matte panel on oatmeal cookie cardstock,
Adhere to huckleberry card

let hope never fade
Ink outside of stamp with oatmeal cookie ink
and Stamp on white panel
Stamp branch with hazelnut ink
Stamp sentiment using huckleberry ink
Adhere to huckleberry card

get well soon
Ink outside of stamp with oatmeal cookie ink,
sponge daub huckleberry ink on flowers of cup
and Stamp on white panel
Stamp spoon with oatmeal cookie ink,
Stamp sentiment using huckleberry ink
Adhere to huckleberry card

All products are Fun Stampers Journey
I'm Coach #312

Monday, January 9, 2017

Through the Craft Room Door

Thrilled to be a part of Through the Craft Room Door Design Team. An Amazing online magazine with tutorials, samples, and freebies for subscribers. To the right sidebar is a sneak peak of the current issue. Dozen tutorials, 100 samples, and amazing Copic artists who share their recipes (colors used) 

There is also a Website Community, Challenge Blog, and Facebook page with loads of Inspiration!
You will begin to see my creations in the February Challenges, and in the March-April magazine.
So sit back, grab a beverage of your choice, and let the fun begin!

Saturday, January 7, 2017

Full Bloom

All products Fun Stampers Journey. 
Full Bloom stamp set, Bubble Gum cardstock,
 and silks (splatter), gems

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