This month’s stamp of the month out of the Bloom Box is proving to be one of my favorites. If you’ve followed my blog lately, you’ll see I was able to use it in my planner and for a Mother’s Day card. Now I’ve created another card featuring our Be Amazing collection colors. I love the bright and fun colors from the Be Amazing collection available in our Inspiration Book & Catalog, please email me to request a copy of visit my online store to purchase one.
Using the re-inkers from the Be Amazing collection, I was able to create this vibrant background for today’s card. I started out by applying a few drops of re-inker and used our fusion blender as well onto a piece of plastic. I then dipped my stamps onto this plastic color palette. I really liked the way the background turned out and hope to use this technique for my upcoming swaps at the Annual Fun Stampers Journey convention in June.
It’s May, can you believe it? We are nearly half way through this year! This month i’m sharing an elegant and gorgeous stamp set called Decorative Doily. This stamp set features exactly that, a few gorgeous and decorative Doilies. The Decorative Doily stamp set also comes with 3 sentiments. The sentiments in this set are: Thank You, Thinking of You and Well Wishes. It’s the perfect stamp set for honoring others, whether sending a Thank You card or a Sympathy Card. So let me show you the May Bloom Box. Now, if you’re new, Bloom Box is a monthly subscription stamp and card kit from Fun Stampers Journey! I love receiving happy mail every month that I can create with. Each kit is $24.95 + tax and shipping.
Here’s what you get in your kit:
An exclusive red rubber stamp set.
4 card kits featuring pre-cut elements, cardstock, and coordinating embellishments.
A full color brochure with complete step-by-step instructions for each card
Tips & Techniques from Richard Garay
Sign up for this monthly kit and receive a FREE Fun Stampers Journey Inspiration Book & Catalog (a $12.95 retail value) from me as a Thank You for joining Bloom Box. Our Inspiration Book & Catalog is over 300 color pages filled with inspiration to get you creating!
You might have noticed that Bible Journaling has become a popular paper crafting trend. I enjoyed seeing beautiful bible artwork but have been a little hesitant to actually journal and create in a Bible. Well, this summer I took the plunge and bought my first Journaling Bible with wide margins, specifically for Bible Journaling.
While I did stamp a bit in there with rubber stamps and colored using pan pastels, I put it down until now. Recently, I purchased a few things from Illustrated Faith website link on their Instagram page which have inspired me to really dig into my Bible Journaling journey. I recommend following the Illustrated Faith brand on Instagram at Instagram.com/IllustratedFaith for exclusive coupons and project inspiration. I filmed a YouTube unboxing video to capture the contents of my ‘Tis The Season Devotional kit and Illustrated Faith Planner. Yes, you read that right. I have yet another planner. Here’s a link to my YouTube Video: https://youtu.be/aiDNhvXkrUQ
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Here’s a photo using my ‘Tis The Season Advent Devotional Booklet. I used both Illustrated Faith and Fun Stampers Journey Inks and stamps to capture my work.
If you’ve tried Bible Journaling, leave me a comment below. I’d love to follow you and see your work.
Make today Simply Amazing! I had an amazing time at our annual Fun Stampers Journey convention last week and I finally got to play with some of our new products releasing on July 1st.
For this card I used a dry water coloring technique using stamps and our new pan pastels. First I stamped in black licorice ink using our new Peach Blossom stamp set. Then, I used our Rich Sorbets pan pastel palette to further enhance the water coloring feel. I used our clear pigment ink to stamp the Simply Amazing sentiment from our Be Amazing collection and gold embossing powder to get the gilded effect. Hope you like it!
If you’re interested in any of the products I used, please let me know. Our new 2016-2017 Inspiration Book and Catalog launches on July 1st, 2016. I cannot wait!!!
To see some of the other entries for this week’s challenge, visit the Can You Case It website via the image link below.
Today I was inspired to try the Can You Case It Challenge #121. I love that the challenge this week just consisted of using specific colors. I was able to use our 6 by 6 Nautical Adventure paper pack from our Spring into Summer mini catalog. I also got to use one of our stamp sets with co-ordinating die set.
You can also participate in the challenge by following the link below on the CYCI image.
Fun Stampers Journey
Nautical Adventures 6 by 6 paper pack
Banana Cream Cardstock
Butter Cream Cardstock
Lavender Fusion Cardstock and ink
Oatmeal Cookie ink
Journey Gold thread
Anchor Me Stamp Set
Beach Soiree stamp and die set
A couple weeks ago I was able to attend the first stop of the Be Amazing Tour in Pomona, California. The event was truly AMAZING! I attended a Friday training event for coaches and Friday evening opportunity night which included Make-N-Takes, demonstrations and a free stamp set.
The Saturday event was full of giveaways, on stage demonstrations and four cards using the new Be Amazon collection.
My team, the FSDivas attended along with some guests and I made them a Thank You gift for attending. Here are some of my favorite photos from the event.
AlexStamps at Be Amazing
FSDivas team gift
FSDivas are AMAZING with Richard Garay
Richard Garay & Alex Gomez, Coach 39
Be Amazing Tour projects
Be Amazing, Richard Garay, Fun Stampers Journey freebies
Coaches Laura Leiva and Team Leader Alex Gomez, Coach 39
Today’s cards were quick and fun. I took advantage of our Lucky Me promotion going on this month and used 2 shades of our GREEN cardstock (Limeade Splash, Kiwi Slice) which is 20% off this month. I used my Green Cheers and Happy Day stamp sets for the front of the cards. I also used our Kiwi Slice true fusion ink to stamp the image. Our Heart of Gold Elements were perfect to make a shamrock on my card with the whip cream cardstock base. Our journey thread, rainbow drops and star elements also helped me embellish the cards. I shared these quick and easy cards with my co-workers today and they loved them! I love sharing my hand made creations with others and invite you to spread the same cheer.
Visit my website to shop the Lucky Me promotion, where thin metal dies, green cardstock, St. Paddy’s Day stamp sets and more is on sale for 20% off this month only.