Chit Chat

Happy 2019!

Hello Crafty Friends,

Hope that the last few weeks of 2018 have not been too hectic for you. I know I have been silent lately, and to be honest, not much crafting going on. I personally just have not had the time. And you know what? I am actually okay with that. I have enjoyed taking this time away from the pressure of feeling like I had to create, blog, post, etc to experience living again. In the past year, I have gone through a lot- and most I will never blog about here- but I also kept crafting. I often failed to remember that I too needed time to just be me. SO, I took ALL of December to do just that.

Went on a short cruise to the Bahamas with Mike and my cousin, Dave. Had a great time with the church family for our Living Nativity. Christmas was amazing. Scored terrific seats to the Russian Ballet’s  *The Nutcracker*. Yes, I once again started doing the things I have been putting on hold for a while now.

Now on to the real reason most come to my page- crafting. 🙂  I will start sharing creations again January 2019. So this week!  Are you ready? Stay tuned for more to come….

And HAPPY NEW YEAR to all.

Hugs and Blessings,


Chit Chat, FSJ, Fun Stampers Journey, Papercrafting, card making, crafts, DIY

Most definitely was Friday the 13th!

Hello dear Crafty Friends and friends to be,

Today, or should I say yesterday at this point, was a strange day indeed. Normally I do not fall victim to all the hub bub about it being Friday the 13th. However, it sure ended up *being one of those days*!!

Started as it usually does- alarm going off- even though one of us is already awake- at 0530. Mike left for work little before 0630, forgetting to take the trash to the curb for TRASH DAY. I laid in bed a while longer with the one cat and dog before pulling myself from beneath my comfortable spot under the covers, and headed to the shower. SO far- all is good. Was showered, dressed, and ready to head to my nail appt well before I needed to be. (I should have went Thursday as originally planned.) That went smoothly. It wasn’t until after I ran a couple errands and had lunch that things started to shift some for this day.

As I was in the bathroom doing my hair, I felt like it was getting a tad bit warm in there. Checked the AC setting and it was set at 77 but was reading 79. Red flag goes up! I turn off AC for a bit, trying to reset system as I have always done before. Go back to working on my hair; however it was getting even warmer. So I turn AC back on, and attempted to lower the temperature. I let Mike know, who is already stressed over the pain he was experiencing with his back again at work. (Long story for another day if you do not know the back story on his back). I finish adding the color to my hair, and then preceded to turn AC off once again. No need to have on if not working. Now, in Florida in mid- July. this could be a very bad outcome. Lucky for us, we have two huge oak trees that shadow the house, so it was not as bad as it seems in here. Yet as day settled into late afternoon/ early evening, it did begin to get warmer, hitting 84 by 1800. Yeah- warm if you think about it. We went to dinner- to cool off. 🙂 Anyhow- the AC is still not functioning as it should, and Mike will look at it after he gets off of work again today. Meanwhile, I am glad to be heading to Apollo  Beach for the day to spend it with friends. We have fans in every room, so the house will stay where it is, keeping the animals comfy. (plus we have tiled floors, and they all love to lay on them.)

A few other small things happened on this awesome Friday the 13th, but I won’t bore you with them. I was so busy dealing with the AC and all, that I completely forgot to set my blog post for you. And I did not want to disappoint. I do not have a project to share with you, but instead a video from our home office or as we call it- the Journey Station.  This video talks about the making of our new INSPIRATION BOOK and CATALOG 2018-19/ (You can get your own here. Or you can look at the online flip book version here. )
Enjoy this video, and I will be back next week with some more crafty goodness for you all!

Link to YouTube video : FSJ Creating the Catalog

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Have a great weekend, and happy crafting!!

Hugs and Blessings,

FSJ Independent Journey Coach
#99- Executive Leader

 Keni’s Ink It Up Journey

Bloom Benefits, FSJ, Fun Stampers Journey, Papercrafting, card making, crafts, DIY

Happy Friday!

Hello Crafty Friends and friends to be,

It has been a busy week around here, however I did make some time to pull out one of my favorite Bloom Benefit stamps this afternoon for some fun playing. What is a Bloom Benefit (BB)? It is FREE product you can get for every $75 of product you order. For EVERY $75. So if you spend $150, you get two Bloom Benefits, plus you qualify for some other Hostess benefits. 🙂   Awesome, isn’t it? I think so. And the new catalog has some pretty fun choices too!

This Bloom Benefit is an AT stamp called Simple Hello.  I really like the simpleness yet elegance of this stamp. SO many ways to use it.


Today I also wanted to use some of our new Tim Pail and Rustic Rose cardstocks. The card base itself is an A2 (4.25″ x 5.5″) sized top folded base from the Tin Pail (real pale grey). The base panel is the Rustic Rose, and I used our clear pigment ink to stamp the image all over in a random pattern. Heat set it to dry the clear pigment ink. Then used a scrap piece of Journey Vellum to heat emboss the same image in our new Rose Gold embossing powder. LOVE how it looked! I fussy cut it out and set  aside. I didn’t want to make the card too bulky by adding ribbon, so I pulled out the Whip Cream Sparkle Tape, and ran two strips of it over my Rustic Rose ink pad and left one plain. Added them to middle of panel and then adhered the Hello image to the center before adhering it to card front. Added some sequins from the Sunrise collection and some Bloom Benefit embellishments. Sprinkled on some whip cream silk before calling it done.  I like how simple yet adorable this one turned out.


If you would like you own copy of our new catalog, either contact me or you may order yours here Link will open a new window.

Be sure to follow me for more upcoming goodies. I will be posting mainly on Tuesday and Friday beginning next week. ( 10 July, 2018)

You can check out the online version of our catalog here  Link will open a new window.

Have a terrific weekend, and happy crafting!


Hugs and Blessings,


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Supplies Used:

  1. Tin Pail Cardstock
  2. Rustic Rose Cardstock
  3. Journey Vellum
  4. Whip Cream Sparkle Tape
  5. Clear Pigment Ink
  6. Rustic Rose Ink
  7. Simple Hello AT (Bloom Benefit)
  8. All the Things (embellishments- Bloom Benefit)
  9. Sunrise Mix Sequins
  10. Rose Gold Embossing Powder



Chit Chat


Hello Fellow Crafty Friends and Friends to Be! Welcome to my new revamped blog- Inky Keni. Why this name? Where did it come from? Well, simply put- I have been called Keni for most of my teenage and adult life by those closest to me, and I like to get *inky*; which of course means what? I am a paper crafter! And I love to use inks as well as other mediums to create various projects. I also like to do mixed media and alter every day items around the house. 

I will keep this post short and sweet ….. this time.

I am also a Journey Coach for this fantastic company- Fun Stampers Journey. I signed up in 2014 and instantly fell in love with the products offered. I especially liked that the deep etched red rubber stamps were, and still are, made and manufactured here in the USA! As FSJ grew and expanded the products offered, it became better and better each catalog year. Matter of fact, this year’s new Inspiration Book and Catalog is 334- YES!!  I said 334!!- pages!!  The largest on the market! FULL COLORED! Plus every quarter we offer a new mini trends catalog. How great is that?

I look forward to showcasing products in this fabulous catalog with you. And maybe some other things here and there too.

Thanks for stopping by, and I will be back soon with a *Blog schedule* and another fun post. 🙂

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Happy crafting until next time!

Blessings and Hugs,