Saturday, September 17, 2016

Beautiful Wings Card for Journey Blog Hoppers - September Blog Hop

Welcome to the Amazing Journey Blog Hoppers Hop! This month’s theme is Beautiful Wings. I'm so happy you're hoppin' along! If you arrived here from  Lisa Kmiec's blog, you're on the right track. If not, that's ok too! Just continue the hop and you'll come full circle!

I just love the Beautiful Wings stamp's gorgeous!  Here's how I made my card:

1. Stamp top layer of butterfly with Whip Cream Ink on Grape Fusion Cardstock.
2. Stamp Beautiful Wings Butterfly using Pool Party, Cosmic Grape and Black Licorice Inks on Whip Cream cardstock. 
3. Fussy cut wings only.
4. Stamp top butterfly on Grape Fusion background in Black Licorice ink.
5. Pop up butterfly wings place over Black Licorice butterfly.

Thank you for stopping by today!  You've reached the end of the Beautiful Wing Blog Hop. If you missed any blogs along the way you can start at the beginning with Betsye Rose Cimino Erazo's blog.
----Karen Schroeder

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Supplies used on my project:
SS- 0353: Beautiful Wings
CS-0016: Kiwi Slice Cardstock
CS-0092: Pool Play Cardstock
CS-0003: Black Licorice Cardstock
CS-0040: Whip Cream Cardstock
PP-0031:Rich Sorbets Printed Paper
AC-0022: Sparkle Dots
IP-0009: Whip Cream Ink
IP-0051: Pool Party Ink
IP-0041: Black Licorice Ink

Friday, September 9, 2016

Be Amazing!!!

Hi All!

I made this card using Fun Stampers Journey "Be Amazing" Collection.  I love, love, love the colors, stamps, papers, and embellishments...they are so cool!

To create the effect on the circle I started with an acetate sheet.  I added drops of the three Silks around the sheet.  Then I lightly sprayed the Silks with water.   After the Silks moved around a bit and blended on the acetate sheet, I placed the circle on top.  You can then move the cardstock around until you get the look you want.  After the circle dried, I stamped it and flicked the silks over the circle.  Other than the drying, it is a very quick technique will a wow effect!  You can speed up the drying by using a heat gun.

All items used in creating this card are from Fun Stampers Journey:

Be Amazing Stamp Set: SS-0269
Be Amazing Patterned Paper: PP-0023 
Amazing Trim: AC-0206 
Sparkle Trim: AC-0207
Journey Circle Dies: DI-0039 
Sour Lemon Silk: IP-0110
Electric Lime Silk: IP-0108
Orange Rave Silk: IP-0118 
Sour Lemon cardstock: CS-0126
Black Licorice cardstock: CS-0003
Whip Cream cardstock: CS-0040

I'm entering my card in the Can You Case it Sketch Challenge #136.  I flipped the sketch in my card.  

Have a great weekend...enjoy the last few days of summer!

Karen Schroeder
Fun Stampers Journey Founding Coach #55
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Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Coffee Gift Pocket Card

Hi All!

Today I'm highlighting two of my favorite items retiring from the Fun Stampers Journey Collection, the Enjoy Coffee Stamp Set and Pocket Card Die.  I love the versatility of both, so don't miss out. They, along with the all our patterned papers, are available at 40% off only until June 30th...then they are gone forever! 

I used the Ink Splat ATS and coffee stamp to make the background on the Pocket card using Oatmeal Cookie ink on Oatmeal Cookie card stock.  I love the tone on tone look.  I die cut a piece of Neutrals Printed paper in just the center section of the pocket card.  Then I trimmed off 1/8" on both sides so it will fit without adding bulk to the folds.  I fussy cut the coffee cup out of Whip Cream and the sleeve out of Oatmeal Cookie CS and popped it up. 

I'm linking this up to the Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop

The following items were used and can be ordered from me, Karen Schroeder~Founding Journey Coach #55, at

SS-0034  Enjoy Coffee  Reg.-$16.95 Sale-$10.17
DI-0003  Pocket Card    Reg.-$34.95   Sale-$20.97
PP-0015  Journey Basics Neutrals Paper Pack Reg.-$16.95  Sale-$10.17
CS-0023  Oatmeal Cookie CS
CS-0091  Dark Roast CS
CS-0040  Whip Cream CS
IP-0012  Hazelnut Blend Ink Pad
IP-0011  Oatmeal Cookie Ink Pad
IP-0031  Buttercream Ink Pad
IP-0095  Dark Roast Silk
AC-0005  Journey Twine-Natural
AC-0102  Paper Clip Elements
AD-0085  Journey Foam Squares-Medium

Thanks so much for visiting,

Monday, June 20, 2016

To cool your day...a trio of Under the Sea creations

I made this trio of Under the Sea creations for trades at the "Celebrate You" Fun Stampers Journey Convention.  The convention was absolutely amazing!  Our new catalog, going live on July 1st, is over 300 pages and has so many new awesome items.  Only a couple of weeks...

It was a Trio Trade...three colors and three types of cards while using one set of stamps.  We were to make a card, an ATC (artist trading card), and a pocket card.

I love the Under the Sea stamp set and had fun creating the background paper, which I do for many of my cards.  I use our most versatile stamp...the Ink Splat ATC.

I covered Whip Cream cardstock, stamping the splat in one color and then another, and another, etc., building depth and creating new colors where the splats intersect.  I made three background papers of different color combinations since I was making 15 trio sets.  You could make it on one sheet by varying the colors used in different areas.  I then stamped and die cut the images.

To create the background of the card and ATC I embossed Pool Play CS using the Ink Splash EF.  The main color I used was one of our brand new colors, Cosmic Grape.  I love these new, bright, amazing colors which you can order on July 1st when our new FSJ catalog goes live. 

I used Turbo Teal (new color) Silk to accent the Note Pocket card. Blue Skies sequins were used on the card while Sparkle Dots were added to the ATC and Note Pocket card.  I popped up a seahorse and some fish because "when in doubt, pop it out".

The following items were used and can be ordered from me at

BD-0046 Under the Sea Bundle
AT-0108 Ink Splat ATS
DI-0025 Note Pocket Die
EF-0008 Ink Splash Embossing Folder
CS-0111 Cosmic Grape Black LicoriceCS
CS-0092 Pool Play CS
CS-0003 Black Licorice CS
IP-0041 Black Licorice Ink Pad
IP-0119 Turbo Teal Silk
AC-0022 Sparkle Dots 
AC-0113 Blue Skies Sequins

Thanks for visiting,

Saturday, April 16, 2016

Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers Challenge # 57 ~ Embossing


Welcome to the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers Challenge # 57 ~ E is for Embossing.  I bet you didn't know that Edna had an embossing folder of her own image!  She likes to make her cards with it
(Blogger is acting up and my words vary in size; hope it isn't too annoying).

The water and sky were embossed with the Ink Splash EF, from Fun Stampers Journey, on Pool Play and Whip Cream CS.  I used Beach Ball Ink and a sponge to distress both embossed pieces.   I love our new little float (Don't Sink).  I think he's so cute...what about you? 

All of the products are from Fun Stampers Journey.  You can order them on my site.
Ink Splash EF ~ EF-0008
Pool Play CS ~ CS-0092
Whip Cream CS ~ CS-0040
Beach Ball Ink Pad ~ IP_0047
Black Licorice Ink Pad ~ IP-0041
Yummy and Delicious Paper Pack ~ PP-0007 (Retiring at 30% off)
Don't Sink ATS ~ AT-0171
Don't Sink Die ~ DI-0167 free with $50 purchase
Bubble Gum Thread ~ AC-0130

Challenge #57 ends on 4/29/2016  at 11:55 pm EDT

We'd love to see your creations at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers!

Thanks for visiting,

Saturday, April 2, 2016

SoSS Challenge #55 ~ J is for Joke

J is for Joke!

I've been missing from the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers for quite a long time.  Hopefully I be around from now on.  The stamps I used are from Crackerbox Palace Rubber Stamps.  They are Popcorn Bowl, Slimer, Popcorn Kernel, and Monster Fingers
I paper pieced a scrap of paper I made a lomg time ago using Tim Holtz Distress Stain for the bowl.  Slimer, the monster, and the popcorn were colored with Copics. I colored the background and the edges of the sayings by using a sponge and green olive ink. 

Challenge #55 ends on 4/15/2016  at 11:55 pm EDT

We'd love to see your creations 
at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers!

Don't miss your chance to win the title of Queen or Princess of Snark...

If you're our Queen, you get to be our Guest Designer!
Make sure to visit the blogs of the all the talented Snarky Sisters and this challenge's Guest Designer.

Thanks for visiting,

Sunday, March 27, 2016

Hoppy Easter!

Hoppy Easter!

Hoppy Easter Everyone!  I hope you enjoyed today with family and friends.  I'm a bit late in posting this card, but the little chick is sooooo cute; I didn't want you to miss it!

Fun Stamper Journey products can be found on my site:

Bye for now,

Saturday, December 12, 2015

Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers Challenge # 49 X is for Xmas

Hi Everyone!

Doesn't Edna look lovely in her holiday regale!  If I had realized she was Mrs. Claus I might have been a little less naughty...oh well.  Hopefully Santa understands.  Let's get on with the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers Challenge, #49, X is for Xmas.

I'm in Southern Wisconsin, hoping for a white Christmas, but it doesn't appear to be possible.  Our one and only accumulation snow was fourteen inches; all of that is gone.  I don't want a huge amount...maybe an inch or two. 

I used my favorite snowman stamp, Frosty Fun...he so adorable. Frosty, and the rest of the items I used are from Fun Stampers Journey.  I used the Bubble, Bubble Stencil with Pool Play True Color Fusion Ink on both the Pool Play And Whip Cream CS.  Silver Splash was used on the Black Licorice frame for the Snapshot Frames die set. Let it Snow and the snowflakes were stamped in Whip Cream ink are from the Snowflake Burst Stamps.  The snowflakes were cut from the matching die set.  Frosty was colored with Copics and his shadows were sprinkled with Journey Sparkle Dust.  These items can be found on my site at

Challenge #49 ends on Christmas Day at 11:55 pm EDT

We'd love to see your creations 
at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers!

Don't miss your chance to win the title of Queen or Princess of Snark...
If you're our Queen, you get to be our Guest Designer!
Make sure to visit the blogs of the all the talented Snarky Sisters and this challenge's Guest Designer.


Enjoy the holidays,


Saturday, October 3, 2015

Sisterhood of Snarky Sisters Challenge #44 ~ B is for Boobs!

Hi All!

Maybe you've noticed that Edna is looking a little perkier than usual.  It's probably just the pink brings out her best assets.  The Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers Challenge #44 is B is for Boobs in support of Breast Cancer Awareness.  

Sister Chris and I must have been on the same wavelength since our cards are so similar.  Hers was done first, but I didn't see it before I made mine.  If I had I might have used some of the same accentuating features as hers!

I decided to show my card using two different is nice, the other snarky.


October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. 
Make sure to schedule your mammogram soon!  

Have you ever wondered why letters are used to define bra sizes?
A=Almost boobs
B=Barely there 
C=Can’t complain
D= Damn! 
DD=Double damn
G=Get a reduction
H=Help me, I’ve fallen!

Challenge #44 ends on Friday, October 16th at 11:55 pm EDT

We'd love to see your B is for Boobs creation!

Don't miss your chance to win the title of Queen or Princess of Snark...
these aren't booby prizes after all!      
If you're our Queen, you get to be our Guest Designer!
Make sure to visit the blogs of the all the talented Snarky Sisters and this challenge's Guest Designer.
Thanks for visiting!  Can't wait to see your creations!