Hello friends! I hope you all had a wonderful Easter weekend! We ate WAY too much sugar, and had a lot of fun celebrating with friends and family. And now the kids are suddenly counting down the days till summer vacation (yikes!) Today I want to share a ...


Stamping A Layered Background {Rainbow Fish}

Hello friends! I hope you all had a wonderful Easter weekend! We ate WAY too much sugar, and had a lot of fun celebrating with friends and family. And now the kids are suddenly counting down the days till summer vacation (yikes!) 

Today I want to share a card I created using Fun Stampers Journey's new Rainbow Bubbles stamp set. It's part of the 2017 Spring Into Summer mini catalog, and this stamp set has so many fun possibilities for coloring and embellishing. For today's card I wanted to create a fishy background. I really love creating stamped backgrounds, and I thought I'd show you a little step by step because there are a LOT of layers to this fun summery card. 

I started off with the fish. To create the two-color fish, start with the LIGHTEST ink color first. Dab about half the fish onto the ink pad, and then dab the other half (or so) onto the darker ink. I used Electric Lime, Turbo Teal, and Huckleberry Fusion for my fishy friends.

Next, add bubbles using the same two-color technique for some of them.
Then add in the coral stamp, using Cool Pool ink. It's light and subtle, so you can stamp right over the fish to add some interesting texture. 

I still felt like there was too much white at this point, so next up I used the Ink Splat stamp, also with Cool Pool ink, and I only stamped along the edges of my cardstock.
Loving how that looks, but it's still too WHITE for my taste.... so I pulled out the new FSJ daubers. I used the small size. Our daubers are really cool because the sponges VELCRO onto the handle. I keep a dauber for each color family, in a little mason jar so I can easily switch between colors. I added sponged dots in Turbo Teal and Electric Lime. 
And for the finishing touch, drag the cardstock edges along the Turbo Teal ink pad to distress the edges a bit, and then splatter that baby with Sparkle Silk and Cool Pool Silk. 
A simple sentiment and a few finishing details were all this card needed. I LOVE to play with layers and colors on my cards, and I absolutely love creating colorful backgrounds. So now, pick your favorite stamp set, and see what you can create! (And link it up in the comments - I'd love to come by and see what you make!) Thanks so much for stopping by today. Have a BEAUTIFUL week! xoxo

Rainbow Bubble Stamp Set SS-0418
Ink Splat Stamp
Dauber Dowel Small
Pool Play Sparkle Tape



Snappy Birthday {a crabby birthday card!}

Well, hellllllloooo there friends! Have you seen the new 2017 Spring Into Summer mini catalog from Fun Stampers Journey yet? It's filled with super fun products for under the sea, summer, beach, and BBQ festivities! I've been SO excited for this catalog to go live, because I'm in love with pretty much the ENTIRE catalog! The papers are bright and colorful, and the stamps are SO cute!

For today's card I really layered it up! I stamped that FUN FUN FUN underwater background onto Cool Pool cardstock (Catching Waves Stamp)  and tore the top edge of it. Then I layered it with some printed paper, a vellum die-cut tag, and a colorful crab! (I inked him in orange ink, and then tapped the stamp into some red ink to add the color variation.) Silks, glaze, and sparkly tape added fun finishing touches to this card.

Are you READY for summer (and more importantly, SUMMER CRAFTING!!!????)  Pop on over and peruse the catalog, plus check out some more amazing inspiration over on the FSJ blog

Thanks so much for coming by today!!!! Happy almost-summer! Have a beautiful day! xoxo

PS. Stop by this FSJ Blog post too, to see another CRABBY card!

Supply List:
Snappy Birthday Stamp Set 
Catching Waves Stamp Set
Under The Sea Prints


Magical Journey layout {Disney World Scrapbooking}

Living in Florida, I have been spoiled by fairly regular trips to Disney World ever since I was a child. My parents were known to pick me up from school with suitcases packed and say "SURPRISE! We're going to Disney World!" My husband and I even honeymooned at Disney World, and for a few years after we were married, we only lived 15 minutes away - so we spent a lot of afternoons walking around Epcot and enjoying being a local! 

Bringing our kids to Disney has been so special, because we have TONS of memories there! And there are a LOT of photos to prove it. I loved using FSJ's Magical Journey collection to create a layout of my oldest son (he's much older now - SOB), with his first pair of Mickey ears. LOVE!
I did a lot of layering on this page, but I kept a good bit of white space to balance it out. Plus it keeps the focus on the photo. I will admit, I have been known to dress my family in particular colors, just so that it would look nice in photos! This would be one of those occasions! The stripes on his shirt are perfect with the colors and patterns on the page. 
 I did some stamping and stamping off (inking the star stamp, and then stamping once on scrap paper before stamping on the layout) to add some shades and dimension. Plus it helps the stars to not be too overwhelming. The die cuts and embellishments all came together so seamlessly, thanks to the awesome products in this collection!
 That super fun castle is a stamp, and coordinating die. So I stamped that on white cardstock, and die cut it. The magic wand is a sticker, and then I added a diecut circle with the stamped sentiment.

I hope you'll go check out the whole Magical Journey collection from Fun Stampers Journey, using the links below! 

For more Magical Journey inspiration, visit FSJ's Magical Journey Pinterest Board! 
Thanks so much for coming by today! Have a magical day! xoxo


Dino Love Valentines {Rawr = Love in dinosaur!}

 Happy {almost} Valentine's Day my friends! I have a cutie pie dinosaur to share with you today, from Fun Stampers Journey's Dino Love stamp set. I colored him in with colored pencils, and then layered up some patterned paper, cardstock, and corrugated stock to create this card. It is perfect for a little or not-so-little gentleman!

I've probably raved about them before, about a million times, but I am SO in love with the FSJ Journey Color Burst colored pencils. They are like BUTTER. I've used and loved a couple other brands before, but this one takes the CAKE. They're absolutely stunning and so much fun to work with! They layer really nicely, and it's fun to be creative, blending colors together. I used an array of yellows and oranges to color my dino pal.
 I love the black and white striped paper from the Sweet Spring Paper Pack because it adds such a fun pop with the red and yellow on this card. (And I am seriously a sucker for bright colors paired with black/white!!!)
I hope you have a fabulous and fun week - thanks so much for stopping by! I RAWR you! xoxo

FSJ products used on this project:

Check out some more Dino Love projects on Pinterest: 


There's Always Room for S'More {s'mores gift basket tag}

Do you need a super cute gift idea for a friend or family member? What about a treat basket filled with everything needed for a family s'mores night? Include chocolate, graham crackers, marshmallows, and skewers. And check out this cool graphic with 16 variations of traditional s'mores! You might get some ideas for other creative ideas to add to your basket. What a fun evening in front of the fireplace, or outside by a crackling bonfire!

To create this tag, I used a variety of Fun Stampers Journey and RG supplies. First I diecut the tag, and embossed it. Then I layered on some cozy patterned papers, and corrugated stock for added texture. I stamped the sentiment on a diecut circle, and stamped and trimmed the layers of the s'more. The Always S'more stamp set is so much fun because each layer of the s'more is a different stamp, so you can create and layer together as many pieces as you want - (and BONUS...they're calorie free!) 

To finish off the tag, I splattered a little Silk, and added a wooden tree and enamel dots. How cute would this look attached to a basket of s'more goodies?! Check out the list of supplies below, and leave a comment if you have any questions! I hope your February is off to a warm and cozy start! January was such a blur, I feel like NOW is the start of the new year. January was just a practice month. Ya feel me?! Thanks for stopping by my sweet, crafty friends! xoxo

Supplies to create this project:
Lumberjack Days Wood Chips (RG) 

PS. For  more inspiration, be sure to follow FSJ and RG on Instagram! (And hey - follow me too, while you're at it!) 

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