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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.


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,
Executive Leader
Journey Coach #99

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Faith Love Joy

Hello Crafty Friends,

Yes, today’s title may seem strange, but it comes from the stamp set I used today to create an encouragement card I needed for a friend. This design was fun to do, and I was really pleased with the outcome.

I started with one of my new favorite cardstock colors- Rustic Rose (which can be seen behind the stencil in the photo) as well as one of our new stencils- Flower Power.Image_1531241628376

I used the bottom left stencil on a panel that was trimmed down to 4″x5.25″, and then sponged Journey Silver ink over it using a large dauber. Before it dried, I sprinkled with clear embossing powder and heat set. Then I lightly brushed that with copper panpastel using my finger tip.  And this is how it looks up to this point. 🙂


The rest was pretty basic.  Cut a strip of scrap Journey Vellum to fit across front, stamped *Sending you* in Black Licorice ink in center top and heat set.  Folded the edges over and adhered to back. Then stamped *Faith Love Joy* from the same stamp set (Hope Anchors) in Clear Pigment ink, sprinkled with copper embossing powder and then heat set. Using coordinating die, I cut out the sentiment; adhered to panel using Journey Foam Squares. Using Silver Silk, I lightly sprinkled some over the panel.  Cut a 2/75″ x little under 5.5″) strip of Fresh Sage cardstock and adhered to the left side of Tin Pail card base in A2 size (4.25″ x 55.5″). Before adhering the main panel, I wrapped Rustic Rose satin ribbon around and then tied Fresh Sage  thread and a strip of the Rustic Rose ribbon to it on front.   Then adhered entire panel to front of card using easy glide tape runner. Added some sequins from the new Sunrise Mix, and called it done. I really liked how it turned out considering it was one of those *I have no idea what I am going to do days*.


List of products used in today’s cards ( *Links to some of them are in post. Just click on the product mentioned above)

  • Cardstock Colors from The Good Life collection *
    Fresh Sage
    Rustic Rose
    Tin Pail
  • Inks
    Journey Silver *
    Clear Pigment
    Black Licorice *
  • Embossing Powders
    Copper *
  • Silver Silk
  • Rustic Rose Satin Ribbon *
  • Fresh Sage Thread *
  • Hope Anchors Stamp/Die Set *
  • Flower Power Stencil *
  • Large Dauber *
  • Sunrise Mix sequins *


Thanks for stopping by, and have a crafty day!

Hugs and Blessings,