Saturday, November 25, 2017

Merry Christmas Llama ~ Second No Prob-Llama Card

Hi All!
Well here's card #2!  As you know, I love our No Prob-Llama Llama stamps and dies!  Isn't he cute on a Christmas card!
 Everything I used is from Fun Stampers Journey and can be purchased on my website:

BD-0282  No Prob-llama Bundle
SS- 0452  Fringe Wall

SS-0469   Holiday Wishes
JM-0107  Gel Press
TO-0087  Brayer
JM-0019  Buttercream Paint
JM-0023  Pineapple Smoothie Paint
JM-0022  Oatmeal Cookie Paint

IP-0041   Black Licorice Ink
IP-0051  Pool Play Ink
EF-0016  Bubble Wrap Embossing Folder

CS-0006  Buttercream Cardstock
CS-0026  Pineapple Smoothie Cardstock
CS-0040 Whip Cream Cardstock
CS-0003 Black Licorice CardstockEF-0016  Bubble Wrap Embossing Folder 

PP-0046  Designer’s Choice Printed Paper
AC-034  Vintage Tinsel: $4.95 with a $150+ Party
AC-0257  Black Licorice Sparkle Tape
TO-0120  Brush Silver Staples
TO-0118  Stapler

I hope you're enjoying my No Prob-Llama Llama cards.

Any comment is truly appreciated!  What do you think we should name him or her?  Let me know for a chance to receive a Llama card.

Take care and have a great day,

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Alpaca My Bags ~ No Prob-Llama Card 1

Here's the first of my No Prob-Llama cards.  I just llove our llama!

I've used our FSJ Gel Press to create the cardstock for the llama.

I placed small amounts of Buttercream, Pineapple Smoothie, and Oatmeal Cookie Acrylic Paint on the Gel Press.  Using our Brayer, I pounced the paints across the Gel Press and then smoothed them to cover all of the 8 1/2" x 11" Gel Press.  I then placed a piece Buttercream Cardstock on top of the Gel Press, smoothed the cardstock into the paint, and pulled it off.  Then I placed another piece of Buttercream Cardstock on top of the Gel Press, and did the same creating the second, or ghost print

When dry, I stamped the Alpaca and die-cut it.  (Be careful with the llama or any stamp the has a larger open area.  Even if you stamp the ink to the stamp, as I always recommend, you can still get ink in the wrong area.  You can either make sure you wipe those spots each time or cut that part of the rubber out of the stamp as I do.)

Everything I used is from Fun Stampers Journey and can be purchased on my website:

BD-0282  No Prob-llama Bundle

JM-0107  Gel Press

TO-0087  Brayer

IP-0041   Black Licorice Ink

CS-0006  Buttercream Cardstock

CS-0036  Tangerine Fusion Cardstock

CS-0088  Beach Ball Cardstock

PP-0030  Party Pop Printed Paper

AD-0002  Journey Glaze

TO-0118  Stapler

TO-0120 Brush Silver Staples

AC-0207 Sparkle Trim

JM-0019  Buttercream Paint

JM-0023  Pineapple Smoothie Paint

JM-0022  Oatmeal Cookie Paint

I hope you're enjoying my No Prob-Llama Llama cards. 

Any comment is truly appreciated!  What do you think we should name him or her?  Let me know for a chance to receive a Llama card.

Take care and have a great day,

Sunday, October 8, 2017

World Card Making Day: Fun Stampers Journey Challenge

Hi Everyone!

I've not been blogging in quite a long while.  It seems appropriate to start again on World Card Making Day.  Luckily somewhere in the world it is still October 7th or this post with be toast!

Fun Stampers Journey is running three different challenges for World Card-Making Day and our Be Brave Card Drive.  I've made cards for the first two challenges:



#bebrave         #worldcardmakingday

I used the same Stamp Sets and ATS on both cards.  The backgrounds were created on our Gel Press using our Stencils, Acrylic Paints, and Liquid Colors.

All items used in creating these cards are from Fun Stampers Journey and can be found on my website.

BD-0289 Flower Swirl Bundle
SS-05901: Must Have Sentiments
AT-0108: Ink Splat ATS
JM-0107: Journey Gel Press
TO-0087: Brayer

Sending Big Hugs Card
JM-0002: Vintage Screen
JM-0003: Bloom Wall
IP-0118: Orange Rave Silk
JM-0101: Limeade Splash Acrylic Paint
JM-0103: Lemon Drop Acrylic Paint
IP-0137: Rich Coral Liquid Color

Thank You Card
JM-0004: Bubble Bubble
JM-0012: Linked Lines
IP-0090: Silver Silk
JM-0025: Sweet Berry Acrylic Paint
JM-0018: Blue Lagoon Acrylic Paint
JM-0024: Riverstone Acrylic Paint

Thanks so much for visiting!  any comments are truly appreciated!


Saturday, September 17, 2016

Beautiful Wings Card for Journey Blog Hoppers - September Blog Hop

Welcome to the Amazing Journey Blog Hoppers Hop! This month’s theme is Beautiful Wings. I'm so happy you're hoppin' along! If you arrived here from  Lisa Kmiec's blog, you're on the right track. If not, that's ok too! Just continue the hop and you'll come full circle!

I just love the Beautiful Wings stamp's gorgeous!  Here's how I made my card:

1. Stamp top layer of butterfly with Whip Cream Ink on Grape Fusion Cardstock.
2. Stamp Beautiful Wings Butterfly using Pool Party, Cosmic Grape and Black Licorice Inks on Whip Cream cardstock. 
3. Fussy cut wings only.
4. Stamp top butterfly on Grape Fusion background in Black Licorice ink.
5. Pop up butterfly wings place over Black Licorice butterfly.

Thank you for stopping by today!  You've reached the end of the Beautiful Wing Blog Hop. If you missed any blogs along the way you can start at the beginning with Betsye Rose Cimino Erazo's blog.
----Karen Schroeder

Blog hop list:

Supplies used on my project:
SS- 0353: Beautiful Wings
CS-0016: Kiwi Slice Cardstock
CS-0092: Pool Play Cardstock
CS-0003: Black Licorice Cardstock
CS-0040: Whip Cream Cardstock
PP-0031:Rich Sorbets Printed Paper
AC-0022: Sparkle Dots
IP-0009: Whip Cream Ink
IP-0051: Pool Party Ink
IP-0041: Black Licorice Ink

Friday, September 9, 2016

Be Amazing!!!

Hi All!

I made this card using Fun Stampers Journey "Be Amazing" Collection.  I love, love, love the colors, stamps, papers, and embellishments...they are so cool!

To create the effect on the circle I started with an acetate sheet.  I added drops of the three Silks around the sheet.  Then I lightly sprayed the Silks with water.   After the Silks moved around a bit and blended on the acetate sheet, I placed the circle on top.  You can then move the cardstock around until you get the look you want.  After the circle dried, I stamped it and flicked the silks over the circle.  Other than the drying, it is a very quick technique will a wow effect!  You can speed up the drying by using a heat gun.

All items used in creating this card are from Fun Stampers Journey:

Be Amazing Stamp Set: SS-0269
Be Amazing Patterned Paper: PP-0023 
Amazing Trim: AC-0206 
Sparkle Trim: AC-0207
Journey Circle Dies: DI-0039 
Sour Lemon Silk: IP-0110
Electric Lime Silk: IP-0108
Orange Rave Silk: IP-0118 
Sour Lemon cardstock: CS-0126
Black Licorice cardstock: CS-0003
Whip Cream cardstock: CS-0040

I'm entering my card in the Can You Case it Sketch Challenge #136.  I flipped the sketch in my card.  

Have a great weekend...enjoy the last few days of summer!

Karen Schroeder
Fun Stampers Journey Founding Coach #55
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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,

Saturday, April 16, 2016

Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers Challenge # 57 ~ Embossing


Welcome to the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers Challenge # 57 ~ E is for Embossing.  I bet you didn't know that Edna had an embossing folder of her own image!  She likes to make her cards with it
(Blogger is acting up and my words vary in size; hope it isn't too annoying).

The water and sky were embossed with the Ink Splash EF, from Fun Stampers Journey, on Pool Play and Whip Cream CS.  I used Beach Ball Ink and a sponge to distress both embossed pieces.   I love our new little float (Don't Sink).  I think he's so cute...what about you? 

All of the products are from Fun Stampers Journey.  You can order them on my site.
Ink Splash EF ~ EF-0008
Pool Play CS ~ CS-0092
Whip Cream CS ~ CS-0040
Beach Ball Ink Pad ~ IP_0047
Black Licorice Ink Pad ~ IP-0041
Yummy and Delicious Paper Pack ~ PP-0007 (Retiring at 30% off)
Don't Sink ATS ~ AT-0171
Don't Sink Die ~ DI-0167 free with $50 purchase
Bubble Gum Thread ~ AC-0130

Challenge #57 ends on 4/29/2016  at 11:55 pm EDT

We'd love to see your creations at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers!

Thanks for visiting,

Saturday, April 2, 2016

SoSS Challenge #55 ~ J is for Joke

J is for Joke!

I've been missing from the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers for quite a long time.  Hopefully I be around from now on.  The stamps I used are from Crackerbox Palace Rubber Stamps.  They are Popcorn Bowl, Slimer, Popcorn Kernel, and Monster Fingers
I paper pieced a scrap of paper I made a lomg time ago using Tim Holtz Distress Stain for the bowl.  Slimer, the monster, and the popcorn were colored with Copics. I colored the background and the edges of the sayings by using a sponge and green olive ink. 

Challenge #55 ends on 4/15/2016  at 11:55 pm EDT

We'd love to see your creations 
at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers!

Don't miss your chance to win the title of Queen or Princess of Snark...

If you're our Queen, you get to be our Guest Designer!
Make sure to visit the blogs of the all the talented Snarky Sisters and this challenge's Guest Designer.

Thanks for visiting,

Sunday, March 27, 2016

Hoppy Easter!

Hoppy Easter!

Hoppy Easter Everyone!  I hope you enjoyed today with family and friends.  I'm a bit late in posting this card, but the little chick is sooooo cute; I didn't want you to miss it!

Fun Stamper Journey products can be found on my site:

Bye for now,