Thursday, September 29, 2016

Fun Stampers Journey Sale Ending & New Catalog Sneak Peeks

I just finished a quick video that I want to share with you.   It showcases some of the items in the Holidays Mini Catalog from Fun Stampers Journey that I just didn't have time to share with you and also some sneak peeks of brand new items in our Be the Journey Trends Mini Catalog.

If you are reading this via e-mail, the direct link is:  https://youtu.be/iY0AnBLH2Fc





Also starting October 1, you can become part of Fun Stampers Journey and my team with this great deal on the Amaze Starter Kit.    Contact me for questions, or you can sign up via my business website and then click on Becoming A Coach (has to be between October 1 and October 31, 2016 to take advantage of this great pricing).

Don't miss out on the Fun Stampers Journey Essentials Sale during the month of September 2016.   These items are 20% off.   CLICK HERE to read all about the sale. 



Mary Director
Fun Stampers Journey Coach 
http://www.funstampersjourney.com/marydirector
24/7 on-line ordering available


Be Amazing Printed Paper, Amazing Hearts & Word Block Stamps Set from Fun Stampers Journey

This blog post will be a bit photo intensive, but I wanted to share the beautiful pages in the Be Amazing Printed Paper Package.    This is a card I made with the printed paper.   I made it the focal point of the card.   Quick and easy. 



Fun Stampers Journey Products Used:

Be Amazing Printed Paper PP-0023
Outrageous Pink Card Stock CS-0125
Pocket Cuts Die Set DI-0219 set of 10 Die Templates (for the window in the card)
Word Block Stamp Set SS-0285 set of 8 stamps (for the sentiment)
Amazing Hearts Stamp Set SS-0272 set of 1stamp
Easy Glide Permanent Adhesive Runner AD-0081  Refill  AD-0082
Black Licorice Ink Pad IP-0041

My upline, Janice Whiting, had a birthday drawing a couple weeks ago.  I was one of the lucky winners.    She sent me the package of Be Amazing Printed Paper and the Amazing Hearts Stamp Set.  What a great suprise, and I didn't have either item.   The Amazing Hearts Stamp Set is a background stamp. 




The Be Amazing Printed Paper package contains 24 sheets of 12" x 12" sheets.  There are 4 each of two-sided designs.     The following photos are showing your the front & back of the sheet.   The colors are neon and vibrant.   So fun to work with.



The left side one is the one I used for my card.  
Just cut it down to the size I needed.




Don't miss out on the Fun Stampers Journey Essentials Sale during the month of September 2016.   These items are 20% off.   CLICK HERE to read all about the sale. 


Mary Director
Fun Stampers Journey Coach 
http://www.funstampersjourney.com/marydirector
24/7 on-line ordering available

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Sneak Peek: Fun Stampers Journey October 2016 Bloom Box Kit


The stamp set is this kit is called "Fairy World".   Love it, can't wait to get it.

Joining Bloom Box is the easiest way to create gorgeous cards with brand-new products and share your papercrafting passion!

SIMPLE: Each month enjoy an exclusive red rubber stamp set, pre-cut elements, coordinating embellishments and step-by-step instructions.

FAST: Create 4 eye-catching, unique greeting cards using the supplies we've provided. Just add your inks and a few tools, and you're ready to go!

FUN: Share your creations with friends and family, give a set as a gift, or keep in your personal inspiration library.

Just a reminder that the month you sign up in, will be the first month of your Bloom Box Subscription.   So if you sign up in September, you will receive the September Bloom Box as your first kit and the October Bloom Box (shown above) as your second kit.

It is so wonderful to receive the kit each month and have four cards all ready for you to assemble.   Everything is such high quality.    Adhesives and inks are not included.   You can follow the directions to make the cards or follow your own inspiration.   So much fun and easy to do.

Don't miss out on the Fun Stampers Journey Essentials Sale during the month of September 2016.   These items are 20% off.   CLICK HERE to read all about the sale. 



Mary Director
Fun Stampers Journey Coach 
http://www.funstampersjourney.com/marydirector
24/7 on-line ordering available


Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Fun Stampers Journey Press Punch And Cutting Mat - Video

I have used the Press Punch and Cutting Mat for quite a while now.   It is easy to use and allows me to punch anywhere on the card stock that I want.   Imagine being able to punch a hole in the very center of a 12" x 12" scrapbook page.

Tips come in 3 sizes:   1/16", 1/8" and 1/4"
Both the Press Punch and the Cutting Mat are on sale through the end of September 2016.



Here is a video from Fun Stampers Journey about this tool:
If you are reading this via e-mail, the direct link is:   https://youtu.be/rj2F1WKDttE






Don't miss out on the Fun Stampers Journey Essentials Sale during the month of September 2016.   These items are 20% off.   CLICK HERE to read all about the sale. 



Mary Director
Fun Stampers Journey Coach 
http://www.funstampersjourney.com/marydirector
24/7 on-line ordering available

Monday, September 26, 2016

Embossing a Cut Image Using Journey Blooms Holiday Set of Dies

Did you realize that some of the Fun Stampers Journey Dies can also be used for embossing?  Look at the cutting part/edge of the die.  If there is extra metal inside the cutting edge, the die is embossable.

NOTE:   This is a photo intensive blog post.   It includes photos of how to do the embossing too.

Here's an example of a set that once cut, is perfect to use the die to emboss too.   Makes a huge difference in the details shown on your cut image.


Journey Blooms Holiday Set DI-0048 
Set of 8 Die Templates
Great for Christmas, Halloween, Snow Themes,
and a bow for all occasions.

Sandwich of how to do the embossing.
You leave the cardstock in the die AFTER cutting it out, and 
then place cut side up directly on the magnetic platform.
NO Cutting Plates Used

Here's the bat after being cut out.
Cutting side facing up.
Then I will put the Tan Embossing Mat on top.
Then the Green Embossing Plate on top of that.
It's already to run through the Journey Platinum Machine.  

Directions - Tutorial:


Each die was cut out the usual way using my  Journey Platinum Machine.
   1.  Magnetic Platform
   2.  Cutting Plate
   3.  Card Stock  
   4.  Die cut side facing down
   5.  Cutting Plate 

I removed the outer cardstock that was not part of the design.
Be sure to leave the cut image inside of the die.


To emboss the cut image, I used these steps with my Journey Platinum Machine:
  1.  Magnetic Platform
  2.  Die with card stock still attached (cut side up)
  3.  Tan Embossing Mat
  4.  Green Embossing Plate
       (these steps match the photo shown earlier in this blog post).


Samples:


Wanted to show you a closer view of the bat.








The embossing really adds to the design of your cut image.  If I had not embossed these, so many of the designs would of been lost.   The embossing gives each design a much more finished look.

Try this with some of our other dies.   I think you will be pleasantly surprised at how many can not only be cut, but be embossed too using the die itself.

Don't miss out on the Fun Stampers Journey Essentials Sale during the month of September 2016.   These items are 20% off.   CLICK HERE to read all about the sale. 


Mary Director
Fun Stampers Journey Coach 
http://www.funstampersjourney.com/marydirector
24/7 on-line ordering available

Friday, September 23, 2016

Wild West Stamp And Die Bundle From Fun Stampers Journey


Great stamp and die set bundle that can be used for all ages.

Wild West Stamp Set SS-0089 Set of 7 stamps
Wild West Dies DI-0090 set of 4 dies
    OR   Wild West Bundle BD-0044 (both the stamp set & dies at a discounted price)



The green outlines show you the dies that come in this bundle and what images they match up with.

Don't miss out on the Fun Stampers Journey Essentials Sale during the month of September 2016.   These items are 20% off.   CLICK HERE to read all about the sale. 


Mary Director
Fun Stampers Journey Coach 
http://www.funstampersjourney.com/marydirector
24/7 on-line ordering available

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Fun Stampers Journey Leaf and Feather Dies Showcased With Photos And a Video Too.

Fun Stampers Journey has such a wide selection of dies to choose from.  I thought it would be a good idea to share some of the leaf and feather dies we carry with you.   This way you can see them up close and also show you how they look cut out.

If you are reading this via e-mail, the direct link to the video is:
https://youtu.be/SQo3HNCt8m8



Here are the dies shown in photo format too:

 Branched Teardrop Die  DI-0160

Wedding Sprig Die  DI-0165

Bloom Cluster Die  DI-0163

Summer Branch Die  DI-0162

Feather Fluff Die  DI-0164

Everyday Elements Steel Rule Die  SR-0004

Hope you enjoyed the video and photos today. 



Don't miss out on the Fun Stampers Journey Essentials Sale during the month of September 2016.   These items are 20% off.   CLICK HERE to read all about the sale. 

Mary Director
Fun Stampers Journey Coach 
http://www.funstampersjourney.com/marydirector
24/7 on-line ordering available

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Harvest Stamp Set, Artful Burst Dies And Pocket Cuts DiesShowcased Today

Fun Stampers Journey has so many wonderful stamps and dies to choose from.   Sometimes I have a hard time choosing which ones to use.   This month a group I belong to had a Fall themed challenge.   So this is my entry for the challenge.

These are my starting pices.   I used the Journey Color Splash Pencils to watercolor the Harvest stamped image.   Then using the Pocket Cuts Die, I cut the rectangle shape out and added in some stitch like lines/designs. 

So that I had a perfect match to the card front design, I used the border die of the Artful Burst Die Set on Citrus Cooler Card Stock.  The card base is Pumpkin Bread Card Stock and the design was die cut directly into the base using the Artful Burst Die Set.

Colors are off on the photo, not sure why.    But this shows the Citrus Cooler piece backing the Pumpkin Bread card base.   I used Journey Craft Glue to adhere the pieces together.   The Craft Glue has a small tip so I ran glue around the border of the back of the design and on numerous areas of the design too.   Then laid the Citrus Cooler piece on top and allowed to dry.

This is a closer view to show you the pretty designs from the Pocket Cuts Dies up close.

Here is my finished card.  I attached the Harvest stamped image to the card using Journey Foam Squares.   I will stamp a sentiment inside.

Fun Stampers Journey Products Used:
Whip Cream Card Stock CS-0040
Pumpkin Bread Card Stock CS-0098
Citrus Cooler Card Stock CS-0089
Craft Glue AD-0111
Journey Foam Squares AD-0084 small OR AD-0085 medium
Journey Platinum Machine With Plates TO-0090
Harvest Stamp Set AT-0051 1 piece
Pocket Cuts Dies DI-0219 Set of 10 Die Templates
Artful Burst Die Set DI-0220 set of 2 Die Templates
Journey Color Splash Pencils JM-0078 48 watercolor pencils in metal tin

Don't miss out on the Fun Stampers Journey Essentials Sale during the month of September 2016.   These items are 20% off.   CLICK HERE to read all about the sale. 


Mary Director
Fun Stampers Journey Coach 
http://www.funstampersjourney.com/marydirector
24/7 on-line ordering available

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Layered Leaves Die Backed With Confectionary Prints Paper

This is my first time using the Layered Leaves Die from Fun Stampers Journey.  It is a die that fill fit the front of an A2 card (5 1/2" x 4 1/4") so is perfect as a card front.    I combined it with The Confectionary Prints Paper as a couple of the pieces had an ombre effect to them.   Thought it looked great behind the leaves.


This is with a blue ombre background.

This is with a more pink ombre background.

The backgrounds were both cut from the same sheet of paper. 



I decided on the more pink background for this card.
Craft glue works very well on these cut out images especially on the fine lines.

Fun Stampers Journey Products Used:
Journey Platinum Machine With Plates  TO-0090
Layered Leaves Dies  DI-0215 set of 2
Heart Felt Dies DI-0033
Confectionary Prints Paper PP-0028
       24 sheets, 12 x 12", 4 each of 6 two-sided designs
Sparkle Love Elements AC-0149 (retired)
Craft Glue AD-0111

Sentiments and backgrounds for it are not FSJ products.


Don't miss out on the Fun Stampers Journey Essentials Sale during the month of September 2016.   These items are 20% off.   CLICK HERE to read all about the sale. 


Mary Director
Fun Stampers Journey Coach 
http://www.funstampersjourney.com/marydirector
24/7 on-line ordering available

Monday, September 19, 2016

Fun Stampers Journey Totetally Tote is Perfect for Tool Storage - Video

I purchased my Totetally Tote at Fun Stampers Journey Convention in June.   It is so perfect for storing your tools especially when going to a crop or class.   So many of your crafting tools are in one location.

My Totetally Tote all packed up.
There was even room for the cutting mat and some embellishments.
Photo directly below shows how it looks closed.

The Totetally Tote is on sale during September 2016.
It is part of the Essentials Sale and is 20% off.
Totetally Tote TO-0113


Fun Stampers Journey created a short video showing how they put all of their tools into the tote.  If you are reading this via e-mail, the direct link is:   https://youtu.be/gQnc3rsHLtw





Don't miss out on the Fun Stampers Journey Essentials Sale during the month of September 2016.   These items are 20% off.   CLICK HERE to read all about the sale. 

Mary Director
Fun Stampers Journey Coach 
http://www.funstampersjourney.com/marydirector
24/7 on-line ordering available

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Important News and Some Fun Stampers Journey Sneak Peeks

Good morning.   I just have a few things to cover today.  I normally don't post on the weekends.   I am having some minor out-patient surgery.   As a result, I will be off-line from Sunday (September 18) through Thursday (September 22).   During that time-frame I won't be available via phone or e-mail. 

So if you have any problems placing your order or need to set up or close a party order, I have made arrangements with Coach Support to help you directly.  Fun Stampers Journey Coach Support is in Phoenix AZ (Pacific Time Zone).

If you call Coach Support, please let them know that you are my customer – remind them I am out for surgery – and my Coach Number if needed is:  #816145 (Mary Director).  If you get their voicemail, be sure to leave a message.  They will call you back.

Coach Support Phone # 1-844-529-0496  Option #1
E-mail Address:  coachsupport@journeyblooms.com 


SNEAK PEEKS From the Fun Stampers Journey "Be The Journey Trends Mini Catalog":  





Anyone that has placed an order through me or my business website in the last six months will automatically receive a copy of this catalog.   If you haven't placed an order, there is still time.  Once your order is placed I will mail you a copy of this catalog.   It goes live 1 October and will be also available for viewing on-line then.   I will get my shipment of catalogs in another week and will mail them out the last week of this month.


 Brand NEW Amaze Die Cutting Machine

It will premiere October 1, 2016, and if interested you may order that day through my business website.   The Amaze will ship starting on October 3, 2016.   

It is a miniature version of our Journey Platinum Machine.   It has a 6” opening.   The Amaze has the same quality workmanship and abilities that the Journey Platinum does.   It also can handle the standard size steel rule dies, but not the 8 ½ x 11 steel rules dies that the Platinum Machine can use. 
 
Please Note:  This machine does NOT fold up on the sides.  It stays flat as shown in the photo.  This makes it a very stable machine that will not rock on a flat surface.   It is compatible with other brands of dies  The Platinum machine will still be available for purchase.

What comes with the machine:  (no item # yet)
 Magnetic Platform (other company’s machines charge extra for the magnetic one – we are the 1st to include it with our machine)
  2 cutting plates
  Rubber Mat (use with embossing)
  Embossing Plat
  Exclusive 7 piece die set.   (cannot be purchased separately)
  Weight is 8 pounds. 

COST:   $139.95 plus tax & shipping


 Magical Journey Collection!!!!!!

Oh my gosh, we are going to get a collection called "Magical Journey Collection". Although the catalog goes live October 1, this collection won't be available until November 1. It is going to be WORTH THE WAIT. You have to watch Richard's live feed. I see my wish list growing. https://www.facebook.com/richard.garay.9085/videos/10154335957961815/

I am beyond excited about this new collection.   It's is going to be a HIT with so many of you I know.

AND



I would love to add people to my Fun Stampers Journey team ... and it looks like we are going to have a exciting NEW recruiting  promotion announced on Tuesday.  
http://us8.campaign-archive1.com/?u=d50db98e01628cdfc3ef47388&id=1e017db60a&e=f3024f0f8e

-Product showcase from current and upcoming Trends Mini Catalogs
-A look at the new FSJ Amaze Machine
-Invitation to Join FSJ
-A sneak peek into the new Be the Journey Trends Mini Catalog
A VERY SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT!
Anyone interested in joining the Journey will not want to miss this!

WHEW .... lots of exciting news today.   Thank you for taking the time to read my blog.   


Don't miss out on the Fun Stampers Journey Essentials Sale during the month of September 2016.   These items are 20% off.   CLICK HERE to read all about the sale. 



Mary Director
Fun Stampers Journey Coach 
http://www.funstampersjourney.com/marydirector
24/7 on-line ordering available

Friday, September 16, 2016

Fun Stampers Journey Bloom Box September 2016 Showcasing the Cards I Made

What a better way to spend last Friday.   Joan and I spent the day working on our September Bloom Box kits. 

This month I didn't vary too much from the written instruction book that comes with them.  Just a few minor changes here and there.  





The hedgehogs in this set have won my heart.   They are so dang cute!!!!!

I did all the coloring of the animals using my Fun Stampers Journey Color Burst Pencils JM-0077, but you could color them with any coloring system of your choice.

Joining Bloom Box is the easiest way to create gorgeous cards with brand-new products and share your papercrafting passion!

SIMPLE: Each month enjoy an exclusive red rubber stamp set, pre-cut elements, coordinating embellishments and step-by-step instructions.

FAST: Create 4 eye-catching, unique greeting cards using the supplies we've provided. Just add your inks and a few tools, and you're ready to go!

FUN: Share your creations with friends and family, give a set as a gift, or keep in your personal inspiration library. Better yet, use it to host your own crafting party!

Fine Print: 
In purchasing the Kit of the Month, you are agreeing to a six month subscription service whereby you will receive the initial kit at the time of purchase, and then one kit each month for the next five months. Ongoing kits will be mailed and charged on or around the 5th day of each month. Each kit costs $24.95 plus tax and shipping. Please note, cancelling early will result in a cancellation fee equivalent to one month's kit cost ($24.95). You must email journeycrew@journeyblooms.com to cancel.

To sign up just go to my business website, click on shop, then click on Bloom Box.  The first box you receive is the one offered in the current month. 



Don't miss out on the Fun Stampers Journey Essentials Sale during the month of September 2016.   These items are 20% off.   CLICK HERE to read all about the sale. 


Mary Director
Fun Stampers Journey Coach 
http://www.funstampersjourney.com/marydirector
24/7 on-line ordering available