Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Coffee Gift Pocket Card

Hi All!

Today I'm highlighting two of my favorite items retiring from the Fun Stampers Journey Collection, the Enjoy Coffee Stamp Set and Pocket Card Die.  I love the versatility of both, so don't miss out. They, along with the all our patterned papers, are available at 40% off only until June 30th...then they are gone forever! 

I used the Ink Splat ATS and coffee stamp to make the background on the Pocket card using Oatmeal Cookie ink on Oatmeal Cookie card stock.  I love the tone on tone look.  I die cut a piece of Neutrals Printed paper in just the center section of the pocket card.  Then I trimmed off 1/8" on both sides so it will fit without adding bulk to the folds.  I fussy cut the coffee cup out of Whip Cream and the sleeve out of Oatmeal Cookie CS and popped it up. 

I'm linking this up to the Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop

The following items were used and can be ordered from me, Karen Schroeder~Founding Journey Coach #55, at

SS-0034  Enjoy Coffee  Reg.-$16.95 Sale-$10.17
DI-0003  Pocket Card    Reg.-$34.95   Sale-$20.97
PP-0015  Journey Basics Neutrals Paper Pack Reg.-$16.95  Sale-$10.17
CS-0023  Oatmeal Cookie CS
CS-0091  Dark Roast CS
CS-0040  Whip Cream CS
IP-0012  Hazelnut Blend Ink Pad
IP-0011  Oatmeal Cookie Ink Pad
IP-0031  Buttercream Ink Pad
IP-0095  Dark Roast Silk
AC-0005  Journey Twine-Natural
AC-0102  Paper Clip Elements
AD-0085  Journey Foam Squares-Medium

Thanks so much for visiting,

Monday, June 20, 2016

To cool your day...a trio of Under the Sea creations

I made this trio of Under the Sea creations for trades at the "Celebrate You" Fun Stampers Journey Convention.  The convention was absolutely amazing!  Our new catalog, going live on July 1st, is over 300 pages and has so many new awesome items.  Only a couple of weeks...

It was a Trio Trade...three colors and three types of cards while using one set of stamps.  We were to make a card, an ATC (artist trading card), and a pocket card.

I love the Under the Sea stamp set and had fun creating the background paper, which I do for many of my cards.  I use our most versatile stamp...the Ink Splat ATC.

I covered Whip Cream cardstock, stamping the splat in one color and then another, and another, etc., building depth and creating new colors where the splats intersect.  I made three background papers of different color combinations since I was making 15 trio sets.  You could make it on one sheet by varying the colors used in different areas.  I then stamped and die cut the images.

To create the background of the card and ATC I embossed Pool Play CS using the Ink Splash EF.  The main color I used was one of our brand new colors, Cosmic Grape.  I love these new, bright, amazing colors which you can order on July 1st when our new FSJ catalog goes live. 

I used Turbo Teal (new color) Silk to accent the Note Pocket card. Blue Skies sequins were used on the card while Sparkle Dots were added to the ATC and Note Pocket card.  I popped up a seahorse and some fish because "when in doubt, pop it out".

The following items were used and can be ordered from me at

BD-0046 Under the Sea Bundle
AT-0108 Ink Splat ATS
DI-0025 Note Pocket Die
EF-0008 Ink Splash Embossing Folder
CS-0111 Cosmic Grape Black LicoriceCS
CS-0092 Pool Play CS
CS-0003 Black Licorice CS
IP-0041 Black Licorice Ink Pad
IP-0119 Turbo Teal Silk
AC-0022 Sparkle Dots 
AC-0113 Blue Skies Sequins

Thanks for visiting,