Saturday, September 17, 2016

Beautiful Wings Blog Hop

 Welcome to the Amazing Journey Blog Hoppers Hop! This month we are featuring the Beautiful Wings stamp set SS-0353. I'm so happy you're hoppin' along! If you arrived here from Karen’s blog, you're on the right track. If not, that's ok too! Just continue the hop and you'll come full circle!

Please don’t forget to click the Next button at the bottom to continue on the hop with Heather’s blog.
I've been seeing spinner cards, and thought that this would be a perfect time to try one out, and put my own spin on it. LOL. 
The first step I took was to use (outside in) Piercing element, die element, die element, and piercing element from the Journey Circles Die Set [DI-0039].  This gave me a center circle for the sentiment with the added dimension of the holes pierced, a ring which I could have tossed (but didn't), and a frame for the rest of the front of the card.
Here's a tip for when using the piercing elements: before peeling the cardstock off the piercing element, flip it over and look to see if you can see little green dots or colored bumps.  If you see colored bumps, use the Bloom Tool [TO-0073] (20% off this month) with the spatula end and lightly flick off the colored bumps. 

This is how it should look before peeling the card stock from the piercing element. 

Stamp the sentiment you would like on the center circle.  Seeing this picture reminds me, FSJ also has blocks on sale this month.  One side is smooth, and the other side has an etched grid, and all four sides are grooved for an easy grip.

Next, position the frame on the card base where you want it BUT DO NOT GLUE IT DOWN YET!  This is just to help place the next step perfectly.

Adhere the ring directly onto the card base using the large panel as a guide for the placement.

Remove the frame, leaving only the ring at this point. 

Put Foam Squares (psst, another sale item) on the back of the circle you stamped the sentiment on and adhere to the card base in the middle of the ring. 

Place the frame in an embossing folder of your choosing and emboss. 

 Put a round pop-up in the middle of two pennies and adhere to the butterfly. 

Add Foam squares to the frame, being careful to not get too close to the circle cut out of the middle and place on card base around the ring.

Slide pennies into the open space above the ring so that the pennies are on both sides of the circle and the frame.

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http://www.papercrafteranonymous.com/2016/09/journeybloghop.html

1. Betsye Rose Cimino Erazo
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Friday, August 26, 2016

Robin Holiday

 
This background looks like a green piece of paper, but it's Whip cream cardstock. The Pan Pastels make it easy to create amazing backgrounds in no time flat with background stamps. Every time time I do this technique, a song from the 80's starts playing in my head, I can hear Shawn Cassidy singing "Do you believe in magic"

To do this technique, ink a stamp with Clear Pigment ink and then using a Sofft tool, rub PanPastel into the paper.  Quick, easy, and amazing!

Of course, another technique that I think is magic to this day is heat embossing.  I just love how the powder melts before my eyes.  I have discovered over the years that some powders are hard to tell when they have melted, but not FSJ powders.  I don't know what's different about them, but the difference is very easy to see as it melts.

Isn't this Robin pretty?  It is the small one in the set.  There is so much detail in this stamp, but it's only available to purchase until September 30th. There is also a die that matches it, and you can even buy it as a bundle for a discount.  

We used Journey Color Burst Pure Color Pencils to color it in, and then used Tortillions and baby oil to blur the pencil lines.

We made this in class last night, and I think the ladies loved it.  Don't they look like they were having fun?





Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Christmas Wishes

I have a couple of customers who bought this set before it was retired.  I love the set myself, so when they asked me to do Christmas cards with it for one of the make and takes tomorrow night, I agreed.  I'm adding some current items which will justify using it as the make and take.  Fresh Forrest card-stock, Cranberry Bliss card-stock, Whip Cream card-stock, Holiday Sequins, silver sequins, Gel Medium, Stencils, Sparkle Ribbon, and of course the inks.


Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Proverbs 3:5

This is the 6th card in a series I've done using color splashes and stamp sets in the Faith Journey collection.  This sentiment is from the Trust the Lord [SS-0365] set.  To cut the verse out, I simply used a pencil and traced around the stamp itself before stamping the sentiment and then cut along the pencil lines.

Journey Thread Black Licorice [AC-0129]
Card base: Blue Lagoon 8.5 x 11 Cardstock [CS-0004]
Color Splashes: Turbo Teal Splash  [IP-0125], Electric Lime Splash [IP-0121], and Blue Lagoon Color Splash [IP-0084]

To purchase items to reproduce this card, go to www.funstampersjourney.com/Betsye

Monday, August 22, 2016

Twisty Turvy boy quilt

There's a cute young couple at church expecting their first child next month and I decided to make a baby blanket for him.  I found out they were doing a nautical theme and went looking for material.  Whew, cannot believe the options out there!  So of course I had to message the future aunt and find out the color scheme...and find their registry online to make sure I didn't clash with things they were getting.  I found some really cute nautical prints at Spool.
 But before I went to Spool, I went to Pins and Needles because they told me on the phone that they had some nautical fabrics.  Turns out, they only had one; I got enough for the back of the quilt.
 This is what the quilt looked like at 4 am the morning of the baby shower.  I decided to present it to them at the baby shower and then be an indian giver and take it back for a week.
That week turned into about a month, but I still got the finished product to them before the baby was born, and that's what counts, right?  I did a stitch in the ditch for the center panel quilting, but then did a wave stitch around the border.  Definitely not perfect, but I think it's pretty good for a beginner on a domestic machine.

You might notice that there was a blue and white stripe in the original stack of fabrics, but when I put that up against the backing, they did not play well together.  Luckily I had some fabric that I had originally chosen for my niece's quilt at Christmas; but I decided that I didn't like it, so I bought some different fabrics.  I decided that this went well with the twisty turvy design and the color scheme.

I just hope they overlook the areas where the machine messed up on the back just a little.

Matthew 19:26

This is the 5th card in a series I've done using color splashes and stamp sets in the Faith Journey collection.  This sentiment is from the Trust the Lord [SS-0365] set.  To cut the verse out, I simply used a pencil and traced around the stamp itself before stamping the sentiment and then cut along the pencil lines.

The Journey Thread Whip Cream [AC-0128] was used to balance the card.  
Card base: Deep Lilac 8.5x11 Cardstock[CS-0096] 
Color Splashes: Cosmic Grape Splash[IP-0120], Electric Lime Splash[IP-0121], and Outrageous Pink Splash[IP-0123]

To purchase items to reproduce this card, go to www.funstampersjourney.com/Betsye

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Outdoor Fun with Fun Stampers Journey

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

http://www.sassyangelsstudio.com/fsj-blog-hop-outdoor-fun/


One of my favorite things about Fun Stampers Journey is their price point. You can get this high quality red rubber stamp for less than $8.  That is a win in my book!  An even better win is being able to get it for free when hosting a party with me.

I also love that they have a mixed media line for me to play with. The background on this card was created by simply applying modeling paste with the falling petals stencil and sprinkling with Sparkle Dust while it was still wet.

The coloring that I added to the stamped image is with Pan Pastels. Fun Stampers Journey has a partnership with this company so that we have colors that match our line.

My most favorite product Fun Stampers Journey has is the dies with the piercing elements. I love that I can just cut, or just have the holes poked, or I can have both. More often than not I choose both.

http://stampintotheoldies.blogspot.com/2016/08/outdoor-fun.html

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Supplies used on this card:
Stay Wild [AT-0207]
Journey Modeling Paste [JM-0073]
Journey Sparkle Dust [AC-0013]
Rich Sorbets PanPastels [JM-0082]
Journey Ovals [DI-0042]
Deep Lilac 8.5x11 Cardstock [CS-0096]
Fresh Forest True Color Fusion Ink Pad [IP-0013]
Journey Thread Lemongrass [AC-0132]
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