Cathy's Crafting Journey

Welcome to my blog, where I hope you will be inspired and want to share comments and your inspirations and tips too!! I love to create cards, mini albums, gift bags,tags, and boxes and I hope to take you on the papercrafting Journey with me!! Follow along!!


Monday, October 16, 2017

Hershey snowmen

Hello crafters, how are you all doing?  I am doing great..putting in some crafting when I can.  This weekend I decided to start making things for Christmas for friends and family and to sell. I started with Hershey snowmen..

these are just regular size Hershey bars.
other supplies used were ..
white card stock cut 5 and 3/4 by 5 and 1/2 for the body
eyes from KaDoodle Bug Designs file..resized to fit Hershey bar from last weeks freebie file
and the carrot nose  from the Bunny and his Carrot file here
 Other supplies used were small child gloves for the hat,
twine to tie on hat and hot glued jingle bell,
assorted buttons, and embellishments for front of snowman,
scotch tape to hold the white body on the candy bar, I used assorted Tim Holtz distress inks to shade nose and eyes as well as black water color marker and fine tipped black micron pen.

Hope you liked todays' project..have fun creating your own
Cathy. please leave some crafty love.

Friday, October 13, 2017

Me in a Minute

Happy Friday crafters..Friday the 13th that is.  Did you all have a good week?  I did.  I got a little crafting in. I am preparing for a Christmas Stamp a Stack card class at the end of the month.  For the class, we will be using all Fun Stampers Journey products and it will surely be a fun time.

Today I just wanted to share with you my "Me In a Minute" for WHY.. I am with Fun Stampers Journey.
.First of all..I LOVE paper crafting..I am motivated by my (A) desire to create pretty things to share with others, and at Fun Stampers Journey, I can  (B) have extra cash to help at home or maybe even take a little vacation.!!
MY Story..
I started paper crafting around 6/7 years ago when a close friend introduced it to me.  I started out 5 years ago as a Close to My Heart consultant.  I grew and learned with the company and loved it. But I later found I truly loved card making mostly and began looking for a company that shared that love like me.  I came across a friend ..Michelle Kinder and she sent me a catalog and the rest is history... I became a coach and now ..My hope is to grow with the company...grow my team and share the wonderful world of paper crafting with mixed media..and make some money while doing it.

I close in is a great time to join my team..the company has a super super special going only have to pay $25.00 to join FSJ right now.  no where in the industry right now can anyone do that!!!
  Please consider becoming part of my team!!
Click on the link below to get started
thanks for stopping by
Happy Crafting

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Big Deal!!

Have you heard about the BIG DEAL?? you can join my team at Fun Stampers Journey as a card maker and as a hobbyist, just having fun creating your own cards for personal joy for only $25.00 OR you can be an active coach and start a little money making adventure.. sharing with friends and family.

Now is the BEST time to give it a try, it is only $25!!! you would spend way more than that going to your local craft store or Wal mart getting start up supplies! The quality of the products are top notch and customer support is fantastic.. Please give it a try, I would love to have you on my team!! check it out on my website and then click the Join me tab

Sunday, October 8, 2017

Bloom this This Way with FSJ


Happy Sunday all, Cathy here to share with you an event coming your way!  Fun Stampers Journey Presents "Bloom This Way" coming to You tube near you..  There you will get a sneak peek of new products coming to Fun Stampers Journey.   On December 2nd you will join the FSJ crew live for a full day of creativity and fun! You will also be the first to play with BRAND NEW  FSJ  product that will not be launched until January 2018, in the  new Bloom This Way Trends Mini Catalog!!!  How fun is that.??  

There are two different choices for kits to buy, one with the dies and one without.. Also wanted to let you know that once you order, it will not ship til November 13th

Early bird price is for October 5th to the 23rd.
Regular price..October 24th to November 6th
(Shipping and tax not included in price.)
Mark your calendar!!!!!!!!
Happy crafting

Only those who purchase the bundle will receive the private video 


Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Spooky Halloween Kitties

Hello Crafters. Cathy here today to share a card I made using KaDoodle Bug Designs SVG file PG Spooky Halloween Kitties.
I used scrap papers from my big box of, got to use them sometimes.  Some SU ribbon and Mirror card stock from Fun Stampers Journey as well as BOO and bats dies from Fun Stampers Journey
This is a gate fold card and I matted it on the inside with orange card stock

Here is an image of the entire file..imagine all the cute cards and decorations you could make with this file!!!

Thanks for stopping in.

Sunday, October 1, 2017

Make Your Mark!!

Hello crafters..hope you are finding today sunny and warm..and crafty.  I personally plan on doing a little crafting, but before I sign off for the afternoon, I need to share with you the great new promotions that started this month at Fun Stampers Journey... First off is the Make Your Mark promotion...

Nearly all the Planner supplies, planners,planner dies planner stamps and accessories are 25%  OFF.  Perfect time to get your planning Journey on .

   We are also offering two fabulous kits for only $24.95 for those of you who are new to journals and planners.  they will make it easy for you to get started. The first is the Friendship Planner kit.  Included are fun bright colors..great for you or give them as a gift  (hint hint..Christmas will be here before you know it)

..And second is the Pretty Planner kit..Elegant with the black and white!!  

Also all month long planner Divas will be sharing projects and ideas for these planners on instagram and I will share them with you
Jenny McGarey        instagram@ajmcgarvey
Stephanie Howell     Instagram@planner happiness
Nancy Damiano     Instagram@nancydamiano
Annabelle O'Malley     Instagram@agomalley
Jomelle Gomez     Instagram@j4fashion
So be watching and checking them out for awesome inspiration.

I have never had a planner but with the great deep discount...and of course the cuteness..who can resist!!
Happy Crafting  Cathy

 thanks for stopping by..

Saturday, September 30, 2017

Fun stamping with vellum

Happy Saturday friends.  Tonight I am popping in to share with you a card I put together after being inspired by a fellow Fun Stampers Journey coach,, Kazan Micheletos Clark.  In her version she used a different color background as well as a different image that she embossed in the background.

the card is a 5 by 7 
step 1..I made a mat for it with FSJ Whip Cream Card Stock..#CS-0040
step 2..using a dauber (TO-0137) and Cranberry Bliss ink (IP-0049) using small circles ink the edges of the white mat
step 3.. using  Journey vellum (PP-0044) and Journey clear pigment ink (IP-0102) and stamp set Summer Garden (SS--0078) stamp the image twice with the pigment ink and then heat emboss with the Journey White embossing powder (IP-0098)
Step 4 Stamp the bees on vellum with pigment in and then heat emboss with the Journey Silver embossing powder (IP-0100)
step5...Fussy cut the flowers and bees

step 6.. I used the smaller flowers from the Summer Garden stamp set as well as the pine branch from the stamp set Poinsettia Burst ( SS-0524)and heat embossed in white on the actual mat over the cranberry bliss ink.
Step 7.. using Journey foam Squares I popped up the embossed flowers and then glued the bees right on the mat.
step 8..I stamped the sentiment..Thinking of you from the stamp set  Sentimental Prints (SS-0072)
on to a thin piece of Whip Cream card stock and then matted that with the Mirror Gold Card stock (CS-0136) and popped a couple gold gems..(AC-0292)

I really love how this came out, I am going to try it with other colors and different sentiments!

If you would like to purchase the supplies to make this the link to my website is here.
And if you would like to get a discount on all these product and all your future purchases as well as those of your customers..there is no better time to join then tomorrow! thru October 31st.!! Only $25.00 to join my team!!  aaaaaaaaaand if in the first 21 days, you get a party order of 150.00 or more, you can get the Journey platinum Machine ($249 value) for just $50.00 plus shipping and tax...So please come in, the water is fine...

Have a great night!