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Birthday Cards with Liquid Colors

Hello Crafty Friends,

Time is not my friend these days, or else I am just not keeping a schedule as I once was. Either way, this post is late, and to be honest, I am disappointed in myself. But that’s okay. I am getting it out there instead of saying *Oh well. I will get back on schedule next week.*  No, I am going to get it done right now.  🙂

I spent the other afternoon creating some much needed birthday cards. Since all three were belated and being mailed, I wanted to keep them as non-bulky as I could. I also knew I wanted to use some of our fun, playful Liquid Colors and the gigantic BDay Wall background stamp.

I started with panels of Whip Cream cardstock trimmed down to A2 card front size (4.25×5.5 inches). I then inked up the stamp using Clear Pigment Ink and stamped it onto the cardstock panel. Applied Clear Embossing Powder and heat embossed with a heat gun. Once cooled, I then picked out some cheerful colors from my Liquid Colors that I liked, and placed a drop or two on an acrylic block. (You can use acetate sheets or paint bowls, etc for this as well). Mixed with a little water and then painted it over the embossed image. The clear embossed image resisted the Liquid Color/water mixture. After they dried, I then trimmed them down to be slightly smaller than the original size.

For the blue/green card, I used Turbo Teal and Limeade Splash Liquid Colors. Used some Electric Green Silk for more contrast and completed the card with some Blue Skies Sequins. For the base of this card, I used Turbo Teal cardstock.

The orange/yellow card consisted of the bright Orange Creamsicle and Lemon Drop Liquid colors, along with some Sour Lemon Silk. The finishing touches  of this cheerful birthday card was the Orange Creamsicle card base and the Gold Journey Sequins.

The purple/pink/yellow birthday wishes was probably one of my most fun ones to create. I was able to play with Pretty Amethyst, Rustic Rose, and Peaches & Cream Liquid Colors. The base was made from Pretty Amethyst cardstock. For the festive additions, I used some Pink World Journey Sequins as well as Outrageous Pink Silk.

Hope you like them as much as I did creating them for some special people in my life. I made sure to include personal messages to each, as well as a belated wish for many wonderful blessings ahead. 🙂

All products used can be found in my shop: FunStampersJourney.com/KeniLeni

Leave me a comment and let me know what you think. And be sure to subscribe to see what else I have coming your way. 🙂

Next week is also our last week for our amazing Crush on Color promotion where all solid color cardstock and inks are on sale. (Til 30 Sept).

Until next time… happy crafting and have a fantastic rest of the weekend!!

Hugs and Blessings,
Keni
Executive Leader
Journey Coach #99
FunStampersJourney.com/KeniLeni
KeniLeniCreations@gmail.com

 

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Tools, Tips, and Techniques (Shared via FSJ)

Hello Crafty Friends,

By the time this posts, I will just about to dismebark in San Juan, PR for the day.  Since I knew I would be busy before leaving for our cruise, I prepared a couple of video share posts for the days we are away on our cruise.

FSJ has their own YouTube channel and offer some nice videos for viewing.  Recently, they started a series called Tools, Tips, & Techniques (T3). The one I am sharing with you features one of my favorite products- our liquid colors. 🙂

Enjoy the video. And if interested in more info regarding LC, please contact me and I will get back to you once we are back on land. ( I am away until Monday. 17 Sept).

 

Until the next time, have a happy day creating. And remember… it is more than just ink on paper!!

Hugs and Blessings,
Keni
Executive Leader
Journey Coach #99
FunStampersJourney.com/KeniLeni

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Crush on Color September Special

Hello Crafty Friends,

This month, FSJ brings to you an awesome deal on SOLID cardstock (both 8.5×11 and 12×12 packs) and ink colors!! Check it out: Shop Here

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Each week during the month, there will also be a special bundle being offered for that week only that corresponds with the month’s sale. We offer 6 color families, and each bundle will coordinate with the color family. Bundles will be released on Mondays and run through Sunday nights. (Good for one week only!)

This week’s special bundles (Yes- bundles!!) will feature The Good Life and Mother Nature colors.

Here is a sneak peek of The Good Life accessory bundle available until Sunday night. And it offers a product NOT YET available for purchase, however you can get it when you order this deal. Know what it is? Want to know, if you don’t? Contact me! 🙂

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Mother Nature bundle photo to be posted later. 🙂
Happy Crafting!
Hugs and Blessings,
Keni
Executive Leader
Journey Coach #99

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Happy September and a Thank You Card

Why hello there Awesome Crafty Friends & Followers,

Happy September! Everyone enjoy thier long weekend? What did you do? BBQ? Work? Relax? Craft?

Have you shared this blog with your friends yet? You haven’t?  How come?  Please do so. Help a fellow crafter out.  If you don’t, that’s okay too. 🙂 I understand. Just want to start interacting more with my followers, however you all are so quiet. Leave me a comment letting me know where you are from.

Today’s card is another thank you card. I was pleasantly surprised the other evening when I logged into my business email account, and I had a new customer. Don’t know this lady, but I am very grateful for her order. I sent her this card along with a couple of goodies as a way to say THANKS! thankyousomuch

I love using the AT (Artist Trading) stamp sets we offer. They may be *Small* however they offer a lot for their affordable prices. I used two of these AT sets to create this card. To create the background I used Zen Leaves and created it by doing second generation stamping. I stamped each leaf in it’s own color ( Tangerine Fusion, Pumpkin Bread, Green Olive, and Summer Days) over a Whip Cream panel. Then used the Many Thanks AT set to stamp Thank you over the background in Black Licorice. I decided to round the corners for a more festive look since I was keeping this card pretty simple for mailing purposes.  I pulled out one of my favorite silks- Dark Roast- and sprinkled some here and there over the card front. Also lightly misted with that mister bottle of Sparkle Silk from the other day. A Green Olive Grosgrain Ribbon was placed under the sentiment with a *faux* bow in center. For the inside I added another Whip Cream Panel after stamping So much from the Many Thanks AT set. I also second generation stamped the Zen Leaves along the edges of the panel. To complete this card, I pulled out the Peachy/Orange sequins from the Summer Mix and adhered near the sentiment.

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I believe it turned out very nice, and I am hoping that this customer enjoys her products she ordered as well as the ones I sent her. (I kept them a secret in case someone else wants to order. I would not want to ruin the surprise for them)

Well, off to sort things needed as we leave Friday morning. Eek. Almost out of time!
Until later….. Keep smiling… Keep crafting… Keep having fun!!!

Hugs and Blessings,
Keni
Executive Leader
Journey Coach #99
FunStampersJourney.com/KeniLeni

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Life is Beautiful (And so are YOU!)

Hello Crafty Friends and Followers,

Countdown has commenced here at our house. In one week, Mike and I will be heading to Ft Lauderdale to get ready to set sail on a Seven (7) day cruise to Grand Turk- San Juan, PR- St Thomas, USVI- and Amber Cove, Dominican Republic. Cannot wait to get away for a few days. Then we come home to see when his next surgery date is. Then we start the LONG countdown until our next cruise in December when my cousin comes down from New York. That will only be a short Bahamas trip. Fun still!

Speaking of fun, I have created this Life is Beautiful card using another new set from our amazing catalog. I used Lemon Grass, Kiwi Slice, and Beach Breeze PanPastels to create the sky and meadow grass on Whip Cream cardstock panel. *Sealed* the PanPastels with a light mist of Sparkle Silk in a mister bottle. Added a strip of Pink Plaid print from the Good Life Paper Pack on top of Rustic Rose mat. Before adding this panel to the WhipCream top folding card, I then added some Rustic Rose satin ribbon over the *seam* of the two papers. Stamped and die cut the tractor from the set. Used the new fence die we have (LOVE IT!!) from some corrugated cardstock and lightly placed it. Adhered tractor where I wanted it, then pressed fence into place. Using the sentiment Life is Beautiful from the same set, I stamped it in Black Licorice and used matching die to cut it out. Using some foam squares, I popped it up over the top of the tractor. Then had fun adding some Bloom Time sequins to fence, creating an illusion of flowers popping out of fence posts. Also used some sequins from the Summer Mix to complete the card.

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Just as the card says, Life is Beautiful, but so are each and every one of you. Now go out into the world and shine!

Hugs and Blessings,
Keni
Executive Leader
Journey Coach #99
FunStampersJourney.com/kenileni

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Nautical Pocket Card Thanks

Hello Crafty Friends,

Today’s project was inspired by my upcoming 7 day cruise. Although we always prepay our gratuities, I wanted a little something to give to those who go above and beyond their job. You know how there are always those awesome crew members that really stand out in some way. Mike and I like to show our gratitude by giving them a little extra other than what they deem reasoable to pay.

I started out by die cutting Demin Days cardstock into 4.25″x5.5′ sheets, and then used the Pocket Card die to diecut them. I then used now retired (but a personal favorite) 6×6 Nautical Adventures paper pad to add some panels to the pocket card. I picked random sheets and used them all on the pocket cards. The paper pad is double-sided so I was able to pick and choose as needed.  I then cut a piece of Pool Party cardstock down to make a small card (I did not measure but eyed it) to fit in the pocket.  I adhered some matching paper from the pad to the front as well. On the front of the pocket, I added a small tag cut from our Tag Time punch andn stamped the word Thanks on it. Added some Black Journey Thread tied into a bow and stapled on tag.  to complete the pocket card, I added a small piece of Oatmeal Cookie Satin Ribbon stapled on top of back panel of pocket card. Left inside of the mini card blank so we can write a personal message once on board the ship. 🙂  I may make a few more as *Just in case we need extras.*

Hope you enjoyed today’s fun creation. What have you been crafting lately?  Leave me a comment below and let me know. 🙂  I look forward to seeing your comments.

Have a crafty week… Until next time!!

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Hugs and Blessings,
Keni
Executive Leader
Journey Coach #99
FunStampersJourney.com/KeniLeni

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Happy Friday!

Hello Crafty Friends,

I have taken a few days away from social media ( other than a couple comments here or there ) to re-energize myself. I sometimes find it very peaceful as well as sanity saving to unplug and just enjoy the blessings that surround me.  Anyhow, although I was silent online, I did take time to complete a Journey Coach Color Challenge.  It is a private group for us Journey Coaches, and we have monthly color challenges. Since the group is fairly new, the challenges to get us started are simple and easy.  My kind of challenge these days. LoL Anyhow, to go along with August’s promotion of select mixed media products being 20% off, we were encouraged to used 2,3, or 4 colors of paint, or use pan pastels, to create a project that we are working on.  I knew I wanted to do a canvas but was unsure until I sat down at my desk.

I first started by treating my canvas with some Journey Gesso, and once it dried, I brushed on Cool Pool and Beach Ball paint to make a background of streaky blues.

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Once that was dried, I pondered over what to do, add, etc. I knew I wanted to create something whimsical and after going through my stash of current products, I decided to go with a Christmas theme. I grabbed my Winter Wonderland stencil, Journey Modeling Paste, and a spatula, and then carefully applied the paste over the stencil to create snowflakes on my background. Before it had time to dry completely, I sprinkled a few Journey Silver Shavings on the wet paste, as well as sprayed a light coat of Silver Splash over it all to give it a winter shadow. (Sadly my phone died and I did not have my charger or a camera with me at the other house that day, so I did not get step by step photos during the process.)

As the paste dried, I pulled out the Advent Buttons I had in my stash, and played around creating a fun Christmas tree. Wish I had more than one set at this point. I would have loved a more dimensional effect for my tree. Before I added the tree, I placed some Journey Thread across the canvas and glued into place with a light coat of glaze. Before the glaze could dry I used a scrap piece of Corrugated Cardstock for the tree truck. At this point, I adhered the buttons to the canvas and painted them with gesso, before applying a blend of Green Olive and Limeade Splash. , allowing a tad bit of the original Advent Buttons to show through. I added a layer of Journey Glaze to seal the buttons and lightly dusted with some more Silver Shavings.  I then adhered some Bloom Benefit (one of the free products you can pick when you have an order of $75 or more) sequins to use as ornaments. Added a few Cut Rhinestones as well. I then free-hand cut some *presents* and added Perfect Bows on two and Journey Thread on one. I dusted one of the gifts with some Sparkle Dust, added the Merry Christmas paper clips from the Merry Clips accents, and a start cut from Brushed Silver Cardstock using the Star-dom cutting and piercing dies.

Overall, it was a whimsical tree, and I believe it will look cute in the guest bathroom once I use a sealer to seal the canvas.

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Hope you enjoy this project too. For more information, feel free to contact me. 🙂

Thanks for popping in. I will be back next week with another fun project.

Until then..happy crafting!

Hugs and Blessings<
Keni
Journey Coach #99
Executive Leader
Funstampersjourney.com/KeniLeni