Fall Thanks-FSJ OCT. Creative Team Hop

You know what time it is? Time for the Fun Stampers Journey Creative Team Blog Hop!

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FSJ Design Team Blog Hop

You should have arrived here from my friend Kazan

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Welcome back to my blog. I am so happy you are here. I love sharing as much as I love to create and play. If you are new here and want to be notified when I post something new, just simply enter in your email address to receive a notification.

Hooray! Our theme is Fall, although here in California it still feels like Summer. When I think of Fall, I imagine leaves, pumpkins, hot cocoa, apple cider. It is one of my favorite times of year. Where’s the pile of leaves to play in?

For my project today, I have created a few cards, using liquid colors, inks and pan pastels. I incorporated the amazing blocks from FSJ because this month they are on promotion!  It is a great time to stock up on the ones you need to fill in you collection. If you don’t have any yet the starter kit with case is an awesome deal!

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This first card uses two atc stamp sets; Zen Leaves and Many Thanks along with Grid Paper background stamp. For my sentiment I used the thanks from the Designer Frames Die Set. Apply Journey Glaze and let dry.

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Leaves are inked in Haystack , Citrus Cooler and Cranberry Bliss,True Color Fusion, Inks with a dauber and cut out with the coordinating dies.

For the background I inked the Grid Paper stamp with Oatmeal Cookie and Hazelnut  Blend  Color Fusion Inks. Ink around the edge of the piece then splatter with BLack Licorice Silks. Top off with some Gold Pan Pastel.

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Using the journey circles cut a piece of cork or burlap for the leaves to be popped up on with medium journey squares.

Stamp in clear pigment ink and white emboss sentiment from Many Thanks ATC Set. Assemble card as shown. Mounting the background askew on cardbase.

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Isn’t this card FUN! The bold orange with the gold and black is such a bold design and gives such a happy feeling. I used the same stamps just in a different way.  I like to show multiple ways to use stamp sets. Why not get the most out of your supplies and challenge yourself to use a stamp set 2 or three ways. If you get stuck bring in another set or element. Change your card orientation, do you get stuck making just vertical cards? Try horizontal, shapes using dies, mounting pieces askew on purpose.

fullsizeoutput_211d.jpegPlace several drops of liquid color on the non-grid side of the acrylic block. Spritz water on the Color Splash watercolor sheet and the block.

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fullsizeoutput_211f.jpegI then stamped partial prints of the grid paper background and splattered with Black Licorice Silk. The maple zen leaf is stamped in Black Licorice in a triangle pattern.

fullsizeoutput_2133.jpegThe sentiment is colored using the liquid color and a dauber from the block. I mixed three colors. Lemon Drop, Orange Creamsicle and Candy Apple Red.

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Blog Hop List.

Kazan Clark

   Lezlye Lauterbach

Carrie Rhoades

Christine Chan

Jill Hilliard

Jenny Watson

Marty McGee

Alissa Hall

Don’t forget to stop by the entire creative teams blogs to see more inspiration with Fun Stampers Journey products. I have conveniently linked to the products that I have used.

Next on the hop is the amazing Carrie!

Creatively Yours,

Lezlye

 


Feeling Grateful-FSJ Creative Team Blog Hop

FSJ Design Team Blog Hop

Are you ready for a whole lot of inspiration with Fun Stampers Journey?  Welcome to the inaugural creative team blog hop. This will be a monthly feature using the incredible and high-quality line of products from FSJ. So, grab a cup of coffee and a comfortable seat and get ready for an explosion of creativity.

Did you arrive here from the blog of my super talented friend Kazan?  To start at the beginning of the hop CLICK HERE to go to the Fun Stampers Journey Blog! We have tons of inspiration and ideas for using the new stamps and dies. Please stop by and visit each blog along the hop it will be inspiring.

Kazan Clark

Lezlye Lauterbach You are here

Carrie Rhoades

Christine Chan

Jill Hilliard

Jenny Watson

Marty McGee

Alissa Hall

I hope you’re enjoying all the stops on the hop! If you’re new to my blog – I appreciate you stopping by.

I have been so anxious to share these cool, creative and state-of-the-art products with you! I made two projects! I could have kept creating all night. This is something I have been known to do. Who needs sleep right?

Today I will be sharing a Thankful Friends stamp and dies, along with a few techniques. I love learning and experimenting with the products from FSJ. It gives me great satisfaction to create. Whether I come up with something on accident or out of necessity it is so gratifying.

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I started creating my own background using the luscious Pan pastels Rich Sorbets and Mother Nature. img_6349.jpg

Simply swipe the pan pastels in the desired plaid pattern and blend together with the journey soft tool and journey gold pan pastel. The result is stunning. I also used the clear pigment ink to stamp the leaves and then reveal with pan pastel on top to pop the leaves.

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The elements of my card were created by inking the squirrel with Oatmeal Cookie True Color Fusion Ink and blending with Cocoa Powder True Color Fusion Ink to create my custom shaded brown squirrel. The process is repeated for all images. Use the coordinating dies to cut images out as well as a black strip from the Border Essentials Die Set.

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The background is cut down, splattered with Black Licorice Silk and popped up on Pomagranite Splash Cardstock. The sentiment is embossed with Black Embossing Powder and die cut out. All images are popped up with Journey Foam Squares except for border strip. Affix Gold Friendship sequins to finish off.

I love changing out my fireplace mantle with the seasons and holidays. So naturally, I created a fall banner for my second project.

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Using the Grid Background stamp and Oatmeal Cookie and Cocoa Powder Ink stamp on Oatmeal Cardstock, distressing with ink and crumpling paper.

Here is a TIP: My sentiments were embossed here too, I used gold powder and clear pigment ink with cocoa powder ink and clear powder. You can use any of the fusion inks and clear powder for custom embossed pieces. Create your banner pennants using the same technique described for the card. Ink and stamp desired images blending ink colors with the dauber dowel tool.

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The scallop circle dies were used as my anchor for my images and sentiments. Once you glue the stamped torn grid pieces, use the tiny circle from the Cottage Bloom Die Set to create the holes to attach the pennants with ribbon or tulle as shown. Be sure todie cut the holes before assembling all your foam mounted pieces or you will flatten your design. Round the corners with the Journey Corner Rounder.

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Embellish each pennant with sequins, splash, ink and Nature Buttons. String your banner with desired twine, string, ribbon as shown.

Now on to the very creative Carrie.

Hopefully, you leave here ready to create some fall decor of your own!

Creatively Yours,

Lezlye


FSJ- Creative Team

I have been keeping a secret and now I get to let you in on it!  Fun Stampers Journey put out a call for a creative team when I attended the annual convention to release the new catalog. I was so excited about this because that is exactly what I wanted to do!

So excited to announce I made the team for the 2018-2019 Catalog year! There were eight of us chosen and you will meet them all very soon.

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Being on a design team was not new to me, however, I wanted this one real bad, boy was I nervous. Once the call went out I began playing with some of my new goodies from the convention. Let me show you what I created.

Round #1 Submission

temp 7.PNGDimensional cards are among one of my favorites to make. Little works of art for someone to enjoy. I used the Liquid Colors from Fun Stampers Journey along with the Color Burst Colored Pencils to color in the images from  The Bright Side Stamp Set.

I created my first layer out of a piece of black shelled paper 4 x 5 1/4  from the RSVP Prints paper packet. The next layer cut 3 3/4 x 5  of Haystack Cardstock. Then take one of the larger Journey Circle dies and the coordinating piercing die to cut out a circle from the top center of haystack Cardstock. Mount this to shell pattern paper using Medium Journey Squares.

Cut a banner for the sentiment by hand, using Clear Pigment Ink stamp sentiment and heat emboss with Black Emboss Powder.  Apply to top of haystack layer. Add Whip Cream Thread triple looped off center secure with Small Journey Square. Adhere the Lighthouse and Rocks with Journey squares. Finish off the card design with journey Glaze and Fashion Gold Dots.

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Round #2

For this round, we were required to showcase a tutorial in steps Here is a link to that post.

One original project for Instagram was also required. This was my entry.

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Roosters are my favorite! The country feel of this card makes me happy.

Supplies Used:

Black Licorice Cardstock Whip Cream Cardstock Cozy Prints Paper Humble and Kind Stamp Set Grid Paper Background Stamp Lovely Blue Liquid Color Haystack True Color Fusion Ink Black Licorice InkBlack Licorice Silk Holiday Sparkles   Black color burst Pencil Bloom Benefit My Sunshine Die Set

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This is going to be an exciting year full of sharing inspiration! Our first team blog hop will be September 15th, mark your calendars and set your reminders you won’t want to miss it!!

Creatively Yours,

Lezlye

 


Creating Toucan Do It with Fun Stampers Journey

Welcome to the place where I share my creativity. I am a Coach with Fun Stamper’s Journey. These products are high-quality rubber cling and the dies are green and of superior quality! I am so glad you are here!

Do you like to have a product in your craft supplies that you can use in several ways? I love to have versatile products to work with. I wanted to create a tropical background for my project with the leaf layers stencil. I had one problem, I didn’t have any green color splash sprays. So, I took myself back a few years in my paper crafting and thought I can make my own spray using some FSJ products that I had on hand. Get comfortable and let me show you what I did!

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Today, I am sharing a project tutorial teaching you how I created my own water based spray using Fun Stampers Journey products. This is different from our splashes which are pigment based.

How To:

Supplies Needed For Background Spray

  • Empty spray bottle
  •  Limeade Splash Liquid Color
  •  Sparkle Silk
  • 5 ml water

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Step 1

Using an empty spray bottle I put about 4 to 5 drops of the Liquid Color in Limeade Splash and a hint of the Sparkle Silk into approximately 5 milliliters of Water. Swirl to mix. This mixture helped me to create a soft shimmer spray for my background.

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Step 2.

Lay the Leaf Layers stencil over a piece of Whip Cream cardstock. (Place in a shoebox to minimize overspray). Lightly mist over the stencil until the desired effect is achieved. I lightly misted my background for a softer effect, however, if you are looking to achieve a darker result simply spray twice or ink with True Fusion Ink and a sponge Dauber Dowel.

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Step 3.

I stamped the Toucan in Clear Pigment Ink and then heat embossed with black embossing powder for a raised glossed appearance. This also helps to contain the color when water-coloring. I used liquid colors (Lemon Drop, Limeade Splash, and Candy Apple) on an acrylic block diluted with water. Some portions I painted non-diluted for a bolder color. The Journey Blending Brush works perfectly for this type of application.

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Step 4

Once you’ve finished stamping your two toucans, five leaves of choice and your sentiment then run them through your Journey Platinum machine with the coordinating dies. I also used the Mystical Fern Die and the Pinked Border Die from the Border Essentials Die Set to add more texture into the card.

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Final Steps.

I assembled my first layer on to my cardstock base, and then applied the die cut oval. Next, apply the fern and two stamped leaves. I placed the pinked border to the top of the card to add a more polished effect. I heat embossed the sentiment and the toucans. To add dimension to the card I popped up the two toucans, the branch and the two leaves under the toucans. I adhered those pieces with medium Journey Foam Squares. For my finishing touches, I lightly splattered the card with Black Licorice Silk and added a few sequins.

This would make a great Anniversary, Wedding or even a Friendship card.

I absolutely loved creating this project! I hope you do too!

Visit the links below to get the necessary supplies to start making your own cards.

You can visit www.funstampersjourney.com to shop with me.

LezlyeLauterbach Journey Coach #11190

Toucan Do It!

Supplies Used:

SS-0567 Toucan Do It

DI-0428 Toucan Do It Dies

Limeade Splash Cardstock

Limeade Splash True Color Fusion Ink

Clear Pigment Ink

Liquid Colors

Leaf Layers Stencil

Mystic Fern Die

Border Essentials Dies

Journey Platinum Machine

Acrylic Block

Medium Journey Blending Brush

Black Embossing Powder

Sparkle SIlk

Black Licorice Silk

Sunrise Sequin Mix

♥Creatively Yours,

Lezlye

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Fun Stamper’s Journey New Logo & Catalog!

2C7F070C-D0AD-4ADF-9F5C-9FBD75F8D2A6So excited to have returned from the annual Fun Stampers Journey Convention with a new logo and catalog!

There is something for everyone. Full of inspiration with stunning photos of hundreds of beautiful projects!

 

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Link to the catalog flip book.

I have been busy creating with the sets that I brought home from Phoenix. I have a set of four cards that I am preparing for a class too! I am hoping to offer it locally and possibly on You Tube Too!

First, I would like to share a card that was made at Convention for our Make n Take portion.I am bursting at the seams with all that I saw, heard and learned and I cannot wait to share it with everyone!

 

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Color Pop Stamp Set

Tone on tone background stamping, shadowing, die cutting, washi tape, splatter and gems. For a very colorful card. I took this photo in the general session meeting room.

I hope you will follow along with me, engage, ask questions. I love to teach and inspire with this great product. Send me a message on my facebook page or shoot me and email or direct message.

Stay tuned for  more!

Creatively Yours,

Lezlye


Card #2 and #4 The Greatest RGStudio360

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Using a sunburst die as my background I cut it twice in order to alternate the red and white card-stock. I feel this makes it seem as the Big Top. Nice and Bright and Bold for the Copic Colored digital images.

 

The Greatest digital download is availible here at RGStudio360. Thank you for stopping by I would love to hear your thoughts on my creations. I will also be uploading more photos of my cards and creations for sale on my sale page.

 

Creatively Yours,

Lezlye


The Greatest Digital RGStudio360

IMG_2786Monday release Day a NEW digital download for RGStudio360! This is card #1 of Four that I made for this release. A great way to use up some of your paper scraps, cut random circles out of your papers, then color the image using the same colors in your papers. Coordinated Card every time!

 

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The images on this download are perfect for Birthday’s, banners any Circus themed party or event!

Trying to get back into the swing of daily blogging. I hope you enjoyed this share and be sure to stop back by or subscribe to be notified of new posts.

 

Creatively Yours,

Lezlye


Important Message-RGStudio360

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Welcome Back! Today I have a card that I designed for RGStudio360, using the new exclusive digital downlad.

Important message You can find it here

I used my Brother Scan n Cut 2 to cit the zig zag pieces. I simply told the machine to cut the border at 4 inches long to cover the width of the card.The Tv image was cut out as well as the sentiments. Glaze was added to the tv to make it glossy.

Sponging the inside of the Tv, mounting squares and clue to attach to the card. Viola You have a Father’s Day Card!

 

Creatively Yours,

Lezlye


Card Kit Club- Create A Wreath

Good Morning my friends!  I am busy in prep mode to run away to beautiful Lake Tahoe with my creative Girls! We always have so much fun eating, chatting, giggling, creating and staying up all night!

Today I am going to share my finished cards from my RGStudio360 Digital Download Class! So much fun! I will have a link at the end of the post.

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I used my Copic Markers to color the lovely floral images that Richard has designed for the May Card Kit. I used my Brother scan n cut to cut the images out after scanning them in. A few of the flowers I fussy cut to get closer to the petals.

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Embossing folder for texture. Hard to tell but I did apply little bits of bling and a liquid resin.

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Direct to paper technique

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Twine under the flowers Paint splatters of yellow

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You don’t always have to use the whole image.

To sign up for the kit yourself I believe there are a few options. No box link Here . 6 Month box Subscription is the direct link for the card kit, But please browse around. There is a fabulous Mixed Media class and even a planner class!

Thanks for stopping by, I am trying to get more regular with posting here as well as Instagram and facebook! Stay tuned as I may have a giveaway!

Creatively Yours,

Lezlye