I purchased the FSJ unfinished wooden easel a few months ago after seeing a larger one used for a photo and paper flower display that Richard Garay (President and Co-Founder of Fun Stampers Journey) had created for a class. I just couldn't decide on what I wanted to do until the other day. Then inspiration hit big!!!!
I got out the easel, my paint, flowers, card stock and numerous stamp sets. It was fun trying out different sentiments, backdrop colors (card stock) and the arrangement of the flowers. I literally worked on this for a number of hours before finalizing it.
The "Unfinished Wood Easel" JM-0061 (the is also a larger one JM-0062) is 8 1/2" x 9 3/4". It will hold an 8 1/2" x 5 1/4" creation. The easel was smooth and unfinished, no need to sand (or at least I didn't feel there was a need to sand it). I used FSJ acrylic paint (Riverstone JM-0024) which is a beautiful shade of gray. There are 8 different colors to choose from in our acrylic paint line. To paint it, I used a throw away sponge brush as this was my first time using the acrylic paints. Because the paint is acrylic, brushes can be washed out easily with soap and water. So next time, I will use the FSJ brushes to do the painting. Squeeze a small amount of the acrylic paint out onto a paper plate. Dip the brush into it and then start painting. I did the back and sides first - allowing it to dry before painting the front. The acrylic paint covered well, I just had to do a little bit of touch-up on a couple of spots. Allowed it to dry completely before moving on. Painted the back, all sides, and front of the easel. There are little legs that come with it, so it will stand on its own. I think I will make this a wall hanging and put a hook on the back instead.
After the paint had dried, I cut out a piece of our Journey Brush Silver Card Stock (8 1/2" x 5 1/4") and slid it into the frame area. I did glue it down using craft glue under the very edge. However, if you are planning to change out the background etc throughout the year, DO NOT glue the backdrop piece in place. This is a permanent decoration/wall hanging so I did glue everything into place rather than just gluing on the background sheet.
Pomegranate Splash Card /stock (5 1/2" x 4 1/4") was used as the backdrop/frame to the sentiment which was stamped on Whip Cream Card Stock (5" X 3 3/4"). Sentiment is from the stamp set called You Are and it contains one stamp. Glue them to the
Before gluing on the flowers (these are all from FSJ too), I laid them out on the easel in different patterns/layouts to see which way I felt looked the best. Then taking a hot glue gun (any brand), I glued each flower in place holding it down for a few seconds. Made sure I had good coverage on the bottom of each flower so it would hold into place.
Fun Stampers Journey Products Used:You Are Stamp Set AT-0228 1 stamp
Unfinished Wooden Easel JM-0061 8 1/2" x 9 3/4"
Riverstone Acrylic Paint JM-0024
Pomegranate Splash Card Stock CS-0027
Whip Cream Card Stock CS-0040
Journey Brush Silver Card Stock CS-0135
Craft Glue AC-0111
Media Flowers AC-0165 Set of 12 (I probably used about 15 of these)
Love Buds AC-0177 Set of 6 Cranberry Bliss and 6 Watermelon flowers (I used all 12 flowers)
Rock Candy Ink Pad IP-0028
February 2017 Promotions and Ordering:
My eye surgeries were rescheduled so I am online through Sunday the 5th if you have questions. As a result I will be off the computer as of Monday the 6th. Right now it looks like I will be off-line for 2 weeks or longer as I won't have my RX glasses until my eyes are healed. We are hoping that over the counter readers will work until then, but not really sure.
Even though I am not on-line, please know that you can still place your orders through my business website:
If you have an order that is $150 or more, I have talked to Fun Stampers Journey Coach Support. If you call them directly and remind them that I am out on surgical leave they will set up the party order for you and make sure you get your hostess rewards. My Coach ID is 816145 ... Mary Director.
Coach Support Phone Number:
1-844-529-0496 Option #1
If you have any problems placing an order while I am out, they are the ones to contact for help too. Coach Support is in Phoenix AZ and that is in the Mountain Time Zone.
All orders placed via my business website and/or by phoning Coach Support are placed directly with Fun Stampers Journey Corporate Offices. They are the ones that process and ship your orders once they have been placed.
Here are the latest updates on the February Promotions: WOW ... so many promotions for Fun Stampers Journey during February 2017. Some of the information is a repeat, but I didn't want you to have to go to two separate blog posts to read it all.
1. The Satin Finish Promotion: February 1 - February 28, 2017
Enjoy 20% off all solid satin ribbons in the FSJ color family to add the perfect finishing touch to your projects.
Click HERE to view the catalog on-line.
Regular Price is $9.95 per roll
Sale Price is $7.96 per roll
Ribbons vary in width ... 3/4", 5/8", 7/8"
all rolls are 20 yards in length
2. RG Presents Live Event: March 25th, 2017 RG Presents Bundle BD-0235
Richard Garay (Fun Stampers Journey President and Co-Founder) will be doing a virtual tour LIVE EVENT on March 25th.
The live event is open to all customers and Coaches. This viewing of this event will ONLY be available to customers that purchase the kit: RG Presents Bundle BD-0235
CORRECTION/UPDATE on 2/3/2017:
Update 2/3/2017 Featured demo segments AND Make & Take sections of the event will be also available as a recording after the event for those that are registered for the event.
Pricing for this event:
$75* plus tax & shipping - Early Bird sign-up from 2/1 to 2/15
$99* plus tax & shipping - Pricing from 2/16 to 3/6
NOTE: Last day to register is March 6th. Order will ship the week of March 6th to all customers/Coaches.
Each kit will contain 4 beautiful precut card kits with embellishments included, two ATSs, two full size stamp sets, and one 6 x 6 printed paper pack from the upcoming Spring Into Summer Trends Mini Catalog to craft with Richard during the event!. Inks and adhesives are NOT included in the kit.
During the live presentation Richard will demonstrate how to create all of the projects in this kit and also showcase different techniques used for them. These projects/items in the kit will showcase items from the new Spring Into Summer Catalog that will premiere April 1st. How exciting to get the new products FIRST!!!!! AND to have Richard show you how to use them. LOVE IT!!!
*NOTE: The kit cannot be added to part of the totals for a party order, but it does qualify for Bloom Benefits. It will not qualify for Hostess Benefits.
This will be great to enjoy an all day LIVE EVENT with Richard in the comfort of your own home. Wouldn't it be awesome to get some of your friends together and make it a fun day of crafting with Richard.
NOTE 2: All items ordered with RG Presents Bundle will be shipped with bundle beginning the week of March 6. If you need items sooner, place a separate order. Here's the supply list (click to enlarge)
3. Recruiting Promotion - January 17 through February 28th, 2017
How would you like to save $50 on the Journey Coach Amaze or Journey Coach Platinum Starter kits? It's easy to do .... go to my website and click on become a coach. At checkout, enter the promo code of:
The code will take $50 off your starter kit (Amaze or Platinum ONLY).
Platinum Kit reg price: $199.99
With code price is: $149.99 (over $440 in value)
Amaze Kit Reg Price: $149.99
With code price is: $ 99.99 (over $300 in value)
Hobby Coaches and Business Coaches are welcome to join. We have the lowest quota in the industry of only $150 per quarter. The quarter you join in, there is no quota to meet. Coaches receive 20% minimum off of their products, and if a product is on sale we receive 20% off the sale price.
Hope you will come join my team, Kreative Souls. Let me know if you have additional questions. Otherwise you can sign up directly on my website. Come join in the fun!!!!