July 25, 2017

Weekly Freebie From Little Scraps of Heaven Designs

Aloha Gang!!!!  

Every week, on Monday, Little Scraps of Heaven Designs posts a FREE cut file. Recently, the owner and designer, Tricia, has been creating combo files, digital and cut files together as a set. Here is this week's freebie!! Don't forget to download and create with it, it's so cute not to!!! 


I used my eClips2 Machine to cut out these digitals. Here's a quick video:



Here is my project I created using this week's FREEBIE from LSHD!!! I cut the images on my eClips machine, and used them to decorate my planner for the month of September. Don't forget to download this freebie by clicking here!!!



I plan on playing with this file a little bit more... so stay tuned, you may see another post from me using this again real soon!!!


Have a blessed week!!!
Aloha,
Jen

July 21, 2017

Little C's Aloha Friday Challenge - Things With Strings


Happy Aloha Friday Gang!!!! It's time for another Little C's Aloha Friday Challenge!!!! But first, our WINNER from last week!!!! This week's winner is:

Melissa SunshineHoneyBee!!!!

Going into this week's challenge, it's pretty simple... the theme is:

"Things with STRINGS"

Simply use string or twine on your project. Ribbons will NOT be accepted. Here is my sample project. I created this card using Little Scraps of Heaven Designs Digi!!!! I am on the DT of this paper piecing company, and the owner has most recently started creating digitals, and we have been trying to incorporate more projects using them.  You will find that she has these in a COMBO set, where not only the cut files are available, but colored AND outlined digitals are included. You should check it out if you LOVE digitals.....

 So, here is my take on this week's challenge....


As you can see... the "strings" are tied at the top of my cards, but even in the image, there are "strings" attached to the balloons. So go ahead, and try n' create using this theme... have fun with it, and don't forget to add your project to the link button below.



   

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July 18, 2017

Blessings From Friends - You're Sweet

Got another Blessings From Friends post to share. This one is an adorable shaker card made by my friend n' sis-in-Christ, Kris. She also blessed me with an Illustrated Faith Date Stamp!!! I love it!! The card is too cute n' the stamp will definitely come in handy with my journaling and journaling sessions that I host.




Thank You, Kris, for blessing me with these blessings!!!!

July 17, 2017

Blessings From Friends - I Like How You Roll

Sharing a Mail Blessing I received a while ago from a dear friend of mines, Lianne, but I didn't get a chance to post it til' today!!!! This adorable card is way too cute!!! She's made it so the hedgehog can "roll" on the card, with a perfect sentiment too!!!!






And on the inside... an adorable "pop-up" hedgehog to greet me.

Thank You Lianne, for such a cute n' sweet creation from your heart. I love it!!! Thank you for blessing me with this blessing. 

Hugs,
Jen

July 15, 2017

Fun Stampers Journey July's Bloom Kit Projects

Aloha Stampers!!!!

Yesterday I posted the pic of all of the cards I put together in this kit, for my Little C's Aloha Friday Challenge. Today, I share with you the individual pics of each of the cards. I'm very happy that the kit comes with a step-by-step pamphlet in copying the cards that was sent. I'm a little adventurous when it comes to casing cards, and I like to change it up a bit. Not always a HUGE difference, but just a little bit of difference, and even using what I have already on hand.

So here are the cards, each by the sample instructions and then a pic of it on it's own...



On this card, I decided NOT to fussy cut the mermaid, and instead stamped her on the oval die cut provided. No sentiment stamp, and I turned the oval cut to 90 degrees.



The background sample of this card was the featured technique, of rubbing the ink pad against the cardstock. But I wanted to try a technique I've never tried before... the shaving cream technique. I was pleasantly happy that their cardstock didn't warp or bubble up when I did this technique. It's so neat how it turned out. I could've made more, but was focused on finishing this card. Maybe more in the near future. :)  This card looks like a perfect mom & daughter card!!




 This adorable card was changed up by the background as well. The technique was to stamp n' emboss the circle inked parts. But I was too lazy to bring out my heating gun. So I went with a cut swirly circled stamp I had on hand, and stamped it on the background.



That was it!!! I love that the kit offers a new FULL SET of stamp set, and not a small one. For the price of the kit, already a stamp set this size is around $21, so including all the embellishments and card kits, I believe the price is right on the mark for the $25/monthly subscription. The other thing is that I LOVE LOVE LOVE that FSJ shares what the upcoming kits are going to look like. Here is a peak at the upcoming kits... August, September, October 'n November!!!!! So, in this case, you can decide whether you want to subscribe or purchase each kit individually. :)


To start your subscription today - or to purchase this month's Bloom Kit (Mermaid stamps), you can go to my online website, and click on "Bloom Box". My website is located here: www.funstampersjourney.com/jenyoung

Blessings,
Jen

July 14, 2017

Little C's Aloha Friday Challenge - Mermaid




Happy Aloha Friday, Stampers!!! You know what that means, it's time for another Little C's Aloha Friday Challenge!!!!! Yipppppeeeeee!!!! We are on our way. Have a fun theme this week, and I can't wait to share with you what it is. But first, to mention who our winner is from last week's challenge. I am so blessed to have all of you out there to join me again for my weekly challenges. But these 2 beautiful n' talented ladies have always played along with me... and I'm so thankful to both of them, therefore, I'm gonna send them EACH a little something.... so the winners are:


Gail Scott & Melissa SunshineHoneyBee

Thank You both for playing!!! Praying we will have more players this week, as I've requested my challenges to be posted to PaperPlayful.Blogspot.Com.... praying!!! 

Now on to this week's theme challenge.... was gonna make it pretty vague and call it a "Fantasy" theme, but instead, I thought I'd make it specifically for MERMAID!!!! So, our theme for this weeks challenge will be:


~*~MERMAID~*~

You are welcome to make a project with 1 mermaid, or 2 or more mermaids. I am sharing my projects here, these are 4 mermaid cards, of which I created using Fun Stampers Journey's July Bloom Kit. The kit comes with everything to make 4 cards!!! I will share more info in another post tomorrow... showing each card in detail, but here are some ideas of creating your mermaid cards and projects.... 



So, just create anything that has a mermaid on it, and you're good to go!! I know there are tons of mermaid you could use on your projects. Search "Free Mermaid Digital Stamp" if you have NO MERMAID on hand, and would like to try out this challenge. I am sure you will find something. Have fun with your project, and I can't wait to see it!!! 

Due to cost of postage for prize, prize winners will go to those participating with addresses located in the USA, AFO and APO residents only. However, you are free to play along (just for fun), if you are located in different parts of the world.   Thank You for your understanding!!!!!

Have a blessed weekend!!!!!


   
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July 13, 2017

Fun Stampers Journey Reveal Party #1

Aloha Stampers!!!!

So yesterday, I hosted my first evah Fun Stampers Journey Reveal Party!! It was so much fun. I was blessed to have been able to be surrounded by such sweet ladies that were excited about this company just as I am!!!

Ok, so wanted to share some pictures of the event.



















The event was a success!!!! Out of the 7 ladies that attended, 5 ladies signed up with me!!!! Thank You, Jesus!!! The Platinum Kit was a HIT!!! Everyone wants that machine. I am excited that they have all joined me on this journey. Looking forward to many fun gatherings!!! I have one more Reveal Party coming up. It's on the 22nd.  You can check out all the products on the online catalog found on my website here: www.funstampersjourney.com/jenyoung

Blessings,
Jen