Hello and Happy New Year! January is a time for changes, resolutions, and staying or even getting organized and meeting goals. Today I wanted to show you how I keep organized and save time when creating cards and paper craft projects. I use Fun Stampers Journey’s Journey Stamp Storage Black & White Totes along with large storage pouches, and small storage pouches.
Here are some of my top 5 tips for getting organized.
1. Pre-cut your card bases. One of the time saving tips that I absolutely use is having pre-cut card bases ready to go. I store these pre-cut card bases in the large storage pouches inside the large journey stamp storage Black & White totes. This keeps my card bases organized and safe from dust.
2. Pre-cut your card layers. Don’t disrupt your creativity by wasting time cutting your layering pieces. Having card bases ready to layer on your cards makes card making a breeze. Store your layers using the small storage pouches and keep them files by color in either the large or small journey stamp storage totes.
3. Save scraps filed by color. One way to save paper is by saving scraps. You never know when you’ll need 2 inch slivers for a project. Keep your colors files in our large or small storage pouches for easy creating.
4. Keep cards filed by occasion. Having cards already made and ready to send out is ideal. When making a card, I like to create multiples of my favorites and keep them filed away in my small journey stamp storage totes. I also use my stamp storage totes to file past card class samples.
5. Keep projects in progress in a single tote. When going to crops or even working at home for card class, I like to keep all the items needed for a project together. One easy way to do this is by storing all the items needed for a card project in a storage tote. The totes offer a easy to grasp handle so they are great for traveling to crops.
I hope these tips and photos will help you stay organized this year. It’s a great time to stock up on these supplies because they are 20% off in the month of January 2017. If you have any questions, please email me at email@example.com
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Hello and Welcome back to my blog! Today I want to share the November Bloom Box stamp set with you. This months exclusive stamp set is called Birthday Song. I am a bird lover so I’m loving this stamp set. Now, if you’re new to my blog and have never seen one of Bloom Box kits, head on over to my YouTube channel to watch my unboxing. Here is a direct link for that video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WePjsWgT_6w .
If you follow me on Instagram, you probably watched my instastories where I was busy creating dashboards and stamping birds to glaze up with Journey glaze. Here is a picture of my cute dashboard using this month’s stamp set. I just love the birds, I love them!
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 can sign up for the 6 month subscription option here: Bloom Box 6 Mos. Subscription or to order this kit only, click here: Bloom Box Nov 2017 Kit Only
Here are the projects you’ll be making in this kit, along with an additional project inspiration.
Hello Crafty Friends and Welcome back to my blog. Today, I wanted to show you how I set up my personal planner this week. I just love the Holiday season. I love decorating, sending out cards and of course glamming up my planner!
This week I’m using Fun Stampers Journey stamps, inks, accessories like washi and candy dots to decorate. In this layout, I am using the hostess exclusive set called Hallow’s Eve. Contact me for hosing a party and earning this cute stamp set.
Since I didn’t have any orange washi handy, I went ahead and painted my whip cream sparkle tape using the Citrus Cooler Journey Silk. I love the way it turned out. It added that pop of color I was looking for. If you’re not into the traditional orange, black and purples for Halloween. I will have an upcoming layout in a non-traditional color scheme.
Halloween Planner Stamping using Fun Stampers Journey
Halloween Planner Layout using Fun Stampers Journey Color Crush
Here are a few more pictures of my Halloween layout this week. I’m also on instagram at @alex_stamps, so be sure to check out my instagram stories. I usually film my process when I’m creating cards and planner layouts. If you’re interested in any of the products used, check out my Fun Stampers Journey store at FSJAlex.com. We’ve also got an amazing sale going on this month. Our planners, planner stamps and accessories are on sale for an amazing 25% off! If you haven’t tried our planners, now is the time. If you have tried our planners, be sure to stock up on inserts for 2018. They are on sale now so you don’t want to miss out.
I’ll be back later this week with some more planner projects.
Hi Planner girls! This month i’m trying out some new stamps in my planner and going for a more simplified look.
I love the clean but playful lines of the Flower Swirls stamp set so I used it to decorate my monthly view for July. I also added some sparkle using the Summer Play Sparkle stones and made my own floral clips using the Love Buds.
This week, we are celebrating Fourth of July and I wanted to use red, white and blue to keep my planner looking festive. Here I used my pan pastels to create a chevron backdrop for my weekly spread. I used our chevron stencil along with our large dauber dowels to apply the pan pastel. I like the way it turned out, I think this will be saving me some money since I don’t need to purchase too many stickers.
Let me know how you liked my planner spreads, I would definitely like to create more using my stamps and mixed media supplies in my planner.
As always, thanks for visiting my blog. If you’re on Instagram, follow me at @alex_stamps
Hello July, Where did the first half of the year go? June was such a fun and exciting month for me. I celebrated my 35th birthday and I attended the Fun Stampers Journey Convention in Arizona and that was just so much fun as usual. This months card kit and stamp set is one of my favorites! I just love mermaids, they are the perfect stamp set for summer.
Big news about the Bloom Box is that you now have the ability to try out the bloom box without subscribing for 6 months. So 2 ways to subscribe:
-Get your Bloom Box by with our 6-month subscription service for $24.95/month.
-Or try the Ala Carte option to purchase the current month only, while supplies last, for $29.95. Ala Carte purchases are not guaranteed as supplies are limited.
Click here to purchase the Ala Carte Bloom Box.
Here’s what you get in your kit:
A full size limited edition 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!
Hello Crafters and welcome back to my blog. Today I am sharing a Watermelon Thank You card that I’ve created for my May 2017 Fun Stampers Journey customers. This card features Bloom Benefits available in our Spring into Summer Mini Catalog, valid through June 30th, 2017. If you’re new to Fun Stampers Journey, we offer a FREE gift with every $50 purchase. The What a Melon stamp set featured in my Thank You card is available for FREE as one of the bloom benefit choices we currently have available.
To view the complete tutorial of this card, please visit my You Tube channel by searching for Alex Gomez – Fun Stampers Journey. I’ve linked the video tutorial for the Watermelon themed Thank You card using Fun Stampers Journey here. If you’re interested in any of the project materials used, please shop my store. I’ve linked the items used below.
Hello Crafty friends and thanks for joining me on my blog today. I wanted to quickly review and share my favorite paper crafting products that I’ve been using in May.
One of the items on my list is a stamp set you’ve seen several times on my blog this month. I’m talking about the May Bloom Box stamp set of the month, the Decorative Doily stamp set. I want to remind you to get signed up for the Bloom Box by May 31st to receive that exclusive card kit and not have to wait for the stamp set to release later this year. The Bloom Box is always fun because it gives you a fun piece of Happy Mail to look forward to every month.
Another item on my May 2017 Favorites is the Fun Stampers Journey scallop washi tape. The scallop washi tape is perfect to use in your planners but also add it to your cards for some extra bling. I love our sparkle tapes so much, I also heard a rumor that we will be releasing even more exclusive washi in our new catalog launch.
Stickers! I love my planners and have also been memory keeping in my A5 I Hearts Planner. I have been taking advantage of the sticky notes that Fun Stampers Journey carries, perfect for decorating your creative planner and your cards. These stickers feature a script font and they are clear backed, perfect for layering on projects.
For more of my May 2017 Favorites, Please watch my YouTube tutorial. I also left links of the products from my video listed below.