How to Create a Birthday Card using Pan Pastels

Today I am sharing my Magical Birthday Card using pan pastels, embossing, stamp and die cuts from Fun Stamper Journey. If you’re new to my blog, I am Alex Gomez, an Executive Manager Coach 29 with Fun Stampers Journey.  The card I created for my niece Elizabeth’s birthday.  While, I won’t be posting step by step directions, you can view my video tutorial HERE.

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Save the Crafty YouTuber Hop – Alex Gomez

I filmed a quick tutorial of this card, as I am part of the Save the Crafty YouTuber video hop. The Save the Crafty YouTuber hop was put together by crafters, like me who want to help each other grow their audiences.  YouTube is changing it’s rules, the Crafty YouTuber needs your support, your likes, your comments and subscription to our channels allows us to bring you these crafty tutorials.  So please, watch my video and comment for a chance to win one of over 120 prizes.

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Magical Birthday Card – Alex Gomez – Fun Stampers Journey

See below for a full listing of the products I used on my cards. I am also giving away one of the cards I created, please leave me a comment below for a chance to win. I’ll be announcing a winner on February 19th.

-Alex

If you’re on Instagram, follow me at @alex_stamps
Let’s connect on Facebook at Alex’s Stamping Journey

Join the Crafty Lounge for more inspiration: www.craftylounge.com

If you have questions, send me an email at fsjcoachalex@gmail.com

Price: $139.95

 

FSJ Live Online Card Class

Join me for a special crafting and cardmaking event. We will be creating 4 cards, using new products from the new Spring Into Summer Catalog all from your home.  Grab your kit here: FSJ Live PLUS class bundle

Take a closer look at the cards we will be creating, filled with fun card making techniques.

Earn a free Mystery Box & Bloom Benefits with your purchase.
Early Bird registration (January 30 – February 14): $75 Basic / $112 Plus (with dies)
Regular registration rate (February 15 – 21): $99 Basic / $132 Plus (with dies)

Sign up for the basic registration or choose the PLUS kit which includes two matching die sets. For a closer look at the kits, check out the graphics I posted below.

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FSJ Live – Basic Registration with Alex Gomez

Here’s a closer look at the FSJ Live PLUS registration bundle.

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FSJ Live PLUS registration – Alex Gomez

 

If you’re on Instagram, follow me at @alex_stamps
Let’s connect on Facebook at Alex’s Stamping Journey

Have you subscribed to my YouTube Channel?  Find me at AlexStamps on YouTube!

Join the Crafty Lounge for more inspiration: www.craftylounge.com

If you have questions, send me an email at fsjcoachalex@gmail.com

A Fun Stampers Journey Mystery Box?

How would you like to receive some freebies just for shopping? In the month of February, we have 2 ways of earning even more freebies.  Along with our Bloom Benefits and amazing hostess programs, you can receive a free gift of a Mystery Box filled with $50 worth of retired Fun Stampers Journey goodies with every $100 purchase at my online store.

If you’re not sure where to start, join us or our FSJ LIVE online class.  This class will include stamps and dies with your PLUS registration bundle listed below.  Best of all, you will earn $100 worth of Bloom Benefits with this purchase and a free mystery box! Register by February 14th for the early bird pricing.

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FSJ Live Plus Registration – Early Bird ends February 14th

The second way to earn the more freebies is purchasing a Mystery Box 2.0 for $25.  This box comes with $100 worth of retired products and goodies.  You’ll also have a chance at winning one of the 5 golden unicorns.  These golden unicorns will offer you a Journey Tote filled with new products, these prizes are all worth $175! So happy unicorn hunting!

Tomorrow on the blog, I’ll be back to share the projects we will be creating at the FSJ Live event next month.

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Mystery Box free with a $100 purchase from Fun Stampers Journey with Alex Gomez

 

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Mystery Box 2.0 for only $25 and get $100 worth of retired products from Fun Stampers Journey

If you’re on Instagram, follow me at @alex_stamps
Let’s connect on Facebook at Alex’s Stamping Journey

Have you subscribed to my YouTube Channel?  Find me at AlexStamps on YouTube!

Join the Crafty Lounge for more inspiration: www.craftylounge.com

If you have questions, send me an email at fsjcoachalex@gmail.com

Spread Happiness February Bloom Box – Fun Stampers Journey KOTM

It’s already February and I have a lot to share with you this month. Today I want to share the February Bloom Box stamp set with you.  This months exclusive stamp set is called Spread Happiness.  This set is not only beautiful but offers a matching die set (DI-0395).  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 .

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 Feb 2018 Kit Only

Here are the projects you’ll be making in this kit, along with an additional project inspiration.

 

If you’re on Instagram, follow me at @alex_stamps
Let’s connect on Facebook at Alex’s Stamping Journey

Have you subscribed to my YouTube Channel?  Find me at AlexStamps on YouTube!

Join the Crafty Lounge for more inspiration: www.craftylounge.com

If you have questions, send me an email at fsjcoachalex@gmail.com

Create a Thank You or Sympathy Card – Fun Stampers Journey May Bloom Box – Decorative Doily Stamp Set

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
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Fun Stampers Journey Inspiration Book and Catalog – Alex Gomez, Coach 29

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!

Visit my website at http://www.funstampersjourney.com/alex and click on Bloom Box to sign up.

Be sure you are shopping with me, Coach Alex Gomez – Item #: KO-0001

Here’s a closer look at the cards you’ll be creating in your kit.I can’t wait to use this stamp set for my planners and cards.

If you’re on Instagram, follow me at @alex_stamps
Let’s connect on Facebook at Alex’s Stamping Journey

Have you subscribed to my YouTube Channel?  Find me at AlexStamps on YouTube!

Join the Crafty Lounge for more inspiration: www.craftylounge.com

If you have questions, send me an email at fsjcoachalex@gmail.comMay Bloombox.jpg

FSDivas Blog Hop – Christmas in July!

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Christmas in July – Fun Stampers Journey by Alex Gomez

Hi Stampers, i’m back with a cute gift giving idea for the Holidays.  I know it’s only July, but the holidays will be here before you know it.  July is a perfect time to get started.

So I want to share a really quick an easy project I created for a crop/class event I am a part of called “Coffee and Crafts”.  Since theme was Christmas in July, I knew the perfect stamp set to use.  Our new bloom benefit stamp called “Christmas Mug” out of our Holiday Mini catalog.  It’s a set of 2 stamps, a “Merry Christmas” sentiment and a coffee mug that has a coordinating die set.  This stamp set along with the die cut can be earned for FREE by purchasing $50 of Fun Stampers Journey products out of our Annual Inspiration and Catalog book or our Holiday Mini Catalog.  Isn’t it adorable and perfect for the Holidays? You can create a little gift pack with hot cocoa, marshmallows and a gift card to your favorite coffee shop.  I just love it!

Below are some photos from the event.  I was able to craft and meet new friends. I also was joined by some of my team of Fun Stamping Divas.  It’s always great when I get to share the journey with some friends.

Visit the shop to get the products you need to re-create this project at FunStampersJourney.com/Alex

Here’s a complete list of the products I used:
Journey Advent Box – [ST-0003]
Tag Set – [SR-0014]
Holiday Elements – [SR-0008]
Turbo Teal 8.5X11 – [CS-0127]
Turbo Teal Silk – [IP-0119]
Black Licorice True Color Fusion Ink Pad – [IP-0041]
Sparkle Drops – [AC-0022]
Jumbo Wooden Clothespins – [AC-0028]
Journey Thread Silver – [AC-0204]

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FSDivas Blog Hop – Christmas In July

Don’t forget to hop on over to the other FSDivas participating in the blog hop.

Lauren Taylor – http://www.laurentaylormade.com/
Laura Leiva – https://laurascreativeforce.wordpress.com/

 

 

Dia De Los Muertos ATC

I was tIMG_7582.JPGhrilled when the new Day Of The Dead stamp set was introduced at The Grand Event in Pomona last weekend. Here’s a photo of the actual set and as you can see we now offer indexed stamps. This stamp set is perfect for my upcoming ATC trades and cards in a Halloween or Spooky theme.

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Sugar Skulls, Journey Glaze and Journey Glitter

I am part of a group where we pick a new ATC every 15 days and the latest theme was Red, Orange and Yellow. So I decided I would use the sugar skulls in my new stamp set to fit the theme. I got to stamping and this is what I came up with. First I stamped out the sugar skulls on various cardstock. Second I fussy cut out the skulls so that I could have various layers. Once I layered appropriately I used Journey Glaze and Glitter to finish them off.

I decided to cut out a background layered shape using my Spellbinders dies. I also used a Spellbinders Embossabilities folder to get dimension in the black mat layer. Here is the final product. Hope you all like them and if you have any questions, feel free to comment below.

Here’s a list of the products I used.  Paper trimmer by Fun Stampers Journey. Ink in Whip Cream and Black Licorice by Fun Stampers Journey. Cardstock in Candy Apple, Tangerine Fusion, Black Licorice and Banana Cream.  To order any of the these products, visit my replicated site at Fun Stampers Journey using my Coach #39.  http://www.funstampersjourney.com/39

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Day of the Dead themed Artist Trading Cards