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Riley’s 4th Birthday

Welcome to my blog. I apologize for being away so long. I have been busy helping my daughter plan my granddaughter’s 4th Birthday.

When my daughter calls and asks me to make something for her I jump right to it! She planned a Rainbows and unicorn Party with a monochromatic color scheme. Finding the colors was the hardest part.

Riley is Four!
Yummy Chantilly Cake from Whole Foods Market.

For the cake, we bought one made to save time and my daughter added the fresh flowers to go with her theme. It was so delicious! I definitely recommend it.

Matching Vans shoes tied in to the theme.

I handmade the favor bag unicorns with the help of Alyssa cranking out all those little leaves. The banner was one of a kind custom that my daughter requested. It now hangs proudly on my granddaughter’s bed. I might consider custom orders for these, as they are time consuming.

What a fun day celebrating the birthday of my precious granddaughter Riley. I can hardly believe she is four! All grown up and carrying on full-blown conversations with attitude! Her little boyfriend from her class, Liam was so cute too.

I think we did a great job coordinating the decor and outfits for the day. My daughter Sarah has a creative vision like I do and always pulls together the best events. Visit her blog at

Thank you for stopping by my blog.

Creatively Yours,



Winner Winner! FSJ Blog Hop


The FSJ + Spellbinders Creative Design Team are excited to announce the winners of the $25.00 gift certificates. Congratulations!

Marty McGee’s winner – Betty Wright

Carrie Rhoade’s winner – Latoria Williams

Jill Hillard’s winner – Joanne Cornel

Lezlye Lauterbach’s winner – Kay Biggerstaff

A great big thank you to everyone who commented on this blog.

The winners will be contacted by FSJ + Spellbinders on how to apply your winnings to your order!

A Giveaway & My Favorite FSJ Die Blog Hop

Welcome to my blog and the Blog Hop for the Creative Team. Today we are all showcasing our favorite dies.

The hop starts at the FSJ Blog and then continues through the creative team members. You should have arrived here from Carrie’s blog.





I am in party planning mode with my daughter, for my granddaughter’s birthday and her upcoming baby shower. So naturally, I went to items for parties!

I love the cupcake liner die! I have found two ways to use it so far. The first is the traditional way to hold cupcakes, this really dresses up the cupcakes. The second way is to make little treat cups or favor cups. Jelly beans for easter, nail polish, clippers file for a mini mani kit, coffee pods or tea bags.

I used Solid FSJ Cardstock and the Create and Bloom printed papers to create my liners. Cut multiple colors to add layers as I did for the St. Pat’s Day cupcake. For the Easter Bunny liner, I turned it into a basket using a strip of the same patterned paper with the reverse print. The Easter Greetings and the Eggs were stamped with clear pigment ink and embossed with white powder. Happy Easter stamped in Black Licorice True Color Fusion Ink and the bunny is stamped twice, first in Pumpkin Bread True COlor Fusion Ink and then in Hazelnut Fusion Ink. Die Cut using coordinating dies.

I create a circle bottom for the cupcake wrappers using the FSJ Circle dies (a basic die set everyone should own) This also is true when making the wrappers into treat or gift holders.

Don’t forget to comment below and on each team members blog to be in the running for one of 5 $25 gift certificates to Spellbinders-FSJ. Winners should be drawn by Friday, March 22nd. Thank you for visiting my blog and Good Luck.

Creatively yours,


FSJ Creative Team Easter Blessings

Welcome to the FSJ/Spellbinders Creative Team Hop. We are featuring products from the NEW Easter Blessings Mini Catalog.

The team has been hard at work creating projects to inspire you. You should have arrived here from the very talented Marty McGee. You can always head to the beginning over at the FSJ Blog.

I created a house box using the gable box die and the Sweet Home Accents Die Set. When you combine FSJ Cardstock and the Create and Bloom Prints these boxes are stinkin’ cute!

Carrie Rhoades

Christine Chan

Jill Hilliard

Marty McGee

Lezlye Lauterbach

Kazan Clark

Alissa Hall

I started by cutting out two of the gable box pieces in chipboard for stability. Then I began to choose my paper colors and cut them using the die as well as the Journey Blooms Paper Trimmer. The rectangle piece is cut to 3 5/16 x 1.5, the square piece is 3 5/16 x 3 1/2. Cut your doors, windows, grass, clouds, heart, and kitty using FSJ Cardstock and Create and Bloom Prints. I inked around the edges with Tin Pail Fusion Ink to soften the design.

When cutting the window through the chipboard and pattern paper and the same time you will need to make about threes passes through your Platinum 6 die Machine. Then place a piece of plastic sheet adhered behind the window. I loved the idea of popping up the flower box, I added cut pieces of grass and a foam square mounted kitty. These little details are what make these boxes so fun to make.

Supplies used to create this box:

Create and Bloom Prints, Gable Favor Box Die, Sweet Home Accents Die Set, Journey Scoring Board, Detail Pro Shears, Dauber Dowel Small, Journey Foam Squares Small, Tin Pail Fusion Ink, Black Licorice Fusion Ink, Bubble Gum Cardstock, Pool Play Cardstock, Lemongrass Cardstock, Whip Cream Cardstock, Craft Glue.

I am hoping you can see all the glorious details in my photos. Let me know how you feel about the photo gallery v.s. individual photos.

Be sure and click on my links to shop for any of these amazing products from Fun Stamper’s Journey. Next on the hop is Kazan she is brilliant!

Creatively yours,


FSJ Creative Team- Hop Follow Your Heart/Love

Welcome to the FSJ/Spellbinders Creative Team Blog Hop! Our theme this month is Follow Your Heart/ Love, so be prepared to have lots of  LOVE inspiration coming your way. I am the last stop on the hop line up. You should have arrived here from the fabulous Kazan Clark. If you’d like to start at the beginning head to the FSJ Blog. Today I have created not one but two love cards for you. I used 3 stamp sets from Fun Stampers Journey. FB Post #funstampersjourney #cards #handmade #creativeteam #bloghop #love I used The following stamp sets from fun stampers journey. AT-0303 Love Arrow, SS-0655 Sending My Love and SS-0660 All the Feels. Follow Your Heart Bundle For this card, I used The heart from Love arrow stamped in Candy Apple Red and the love you stamped in Black licorice from Sending my love. The patterned papers are Follow Your Heart Prints from Fun Stampers Journey. Black Licorice Cardstock, Candy Apple Red and Whip Cream. Candy Apple Red and Black Licorice Silks splattered on the white landing page. Finishing touches of lace trim and bling. #funstampersjourney #cards #handmade #creativeteam #bloghop #love For my second card, I repeated the same color scheme. Red, White, and Black. I created my own background using the stamps fro the All The Feels stamp set. Randomly stamping in black licorice and candy apple red. The rectangle piece then is stamped with clear pigment in and embossed with white embossing powder and a heat tool. A die cut a stitched circle from the die set DI-0466 Circle Around Die Set serves as a landing spot popped up for the Love Arrow Heart in Candy Apple Red. The heart is cut out and mounted with foam squares. Finishing touches red gingham ribbon and journey glaze sprinkled with sparkle cuts, let dry overnight. w5MmumgFSGSu3N0oWGap9A-3647507001-1547103650249.jpg #funstampersjourney #cards #handmade #creativeteam #bloghop #love I threw in a third project. I snagged a mailbox from Target dollar spot and embellished it with FSJ stamps. #funstampersjourney #cards #handmade #creativeteam #bloghop #love I made 5 mini Valentine’s that fit inside. This would be cute as home decor or for a child at school. I used the same three stamp sets to create this set. eZy Watermark_14-01-2019_05-43-38PM Valentine’s are so fun to make. Creative Team Hop Blog Lineup Carrie Rhoades Christine Chan Jill Hilliard Marty McGee Alissa Hall Kazan Clark Lezlye Lauterbach I hope you enjoyed my cards. Be sure to leave a comment and let me know! Creatively Yours, Lezlye

FSJ/Spellbinders Creative Team Hop NOV

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Welcome to the FSJ/Creative Team Blog Hop!

You should have arrived here from FSJ Blog. You will find lots of inspiration for Holiday projects that are 3-D, giftable or something other than a card.

Today I have made 3 trendy colored Chrismas tags and a Garland Banner for Christmas. I used the Spellbinders Gingerbread Boy Garland Tag Die along with the Christmas Candy Cane Stamps and dies. I will also include the cute little-felt ornament I die cut and sewed together.

The steps to make all these projects is fairly easy. For the tags, I used Oatmeal Cookie and Whip Cream Cardstock just snipping the corners off and punching a hole. Inking around the edges.

The gingerbread Boys/Girls were cut out of Bubble Gum, Cool Pool, and Oatmeal cookie. The pieces were cut out of whip cream and colored with Copic Markers.  Journey Glaze added and some coarse glitter.FSJ/Spellbinder #gingerbread #papercraft #christmas #diecuts

FSJ holly Leaf die and circles to create berries. Sentiments from Merry Everything and Christmas Sprig.


The cozy knit embossing folder gives texture to the tags as well as the enamel dots and pearl pen. Patterned Paper and Ribbon from my stash. These are so stinking cute!


My Garland consists of the Gingerbread Men and the candy canes. I used grommets to secure the hands together then adding candy canes and ribbons.





Be sure and comment on all of the stops along the hop to let the team know what you think of our projects. Save them to Pinterest for future reference.

#gingerbread #felt #FSJ #Spellbinders #Create

Here is the entire line -up for the hop:

Lezlye Lauterbach

Carrie Rhoades

Christine Chan

Jill Hilliard

Marty McGee

Kazan Clark

I am praying for rain here in California. There are so many fires burning in our state, we could use the rain to clear the air it is so unhealthy.

Creatively Yours,


Day Two Spellbinders/FSJ


Today, I have another card share for you with products from Spellbinders and FSJ. Using the Gingerbread Boy Die from Spellbinders. The Bloom Cluster and Branch and Cone die from FSJ. Cocoa, Oatmeal Cookie, Whip Cream, Candy Apple Red, Kiwi Slice Cardstock.

All I want for Christmas is YOU
Created using Spellbinders and Fun Stamper’s Journey Products.

Patterned Striped Paper is Cozy Winter Prints by FSJ. Mount the cut portion of the gingerbread on the inside of the card. I used a toothpick for the handle portion of the sign. The sentiment is from the Merry Everything stamp set, also FunStampers Journey.

3Gingerbread #spellbinders #FSJ #lezlye;auterbachdesigns

True Color Fusion Inks Oatmeal Cookie and Black Licorice from Fun Stampers Journey.



Thanks for stopping by my blog today, I have a few more projects in the works.. Stay tuned.

Creatively Yours,










Gingerbread-FSJ/Spellbinders Paper Arts

It’s time to start some Christmas inspiration! Are you ready to see this adorable gingerbread man? As part of the creative team for FSJ/Spellbinders, we are sharing our creative talents to showcase both companies.


#papercrafts #spellbinders #fsj #lezlyelauterbachdesigns #gingerbread #dies
Looks good enough to eat.

I started by cutting my Gingerbread Boy Garland Tag out of FSJ cardstock. Oatmeal Cookie, Whip Cream, Black Licorice, Candy Apple.

Ink the gingerbread with oatmeal Cookie and Hazelnut True Color Fusion Ink. Then piece his icing pieces and add pink pan pastel to cheeks, red glitter to heart buttons, dimensional liquid as icing and google eyes.

The holly Pattern paper is from the FSJ paper pack cozy prints. I also used some funky film red holographic paper to make it more festive.

The sentiment is from FSJ Christmas Sprig. I brought in a pop of green with the holly leaves and bling for berries.

Be sure and check out the rest of the creative team for more projects using Spellbinders/FSJ products.

A little background on Fun Stamper’s Journey.

1) FSJ stamps are made in the USA of deeply etched red rubber for a perfect impression every time.

2) Our thin metal dies are made of steel to give you clean cuts time and time again, without warping or dulling. And, they’re coated in FSJ green so they’re easy to find!

3) We offer over 50 exclusive colors – matching cardstock, ink, ribbon, and accessories make creating easy!

4) Over 50% of our stamps have coordinating dies – no more fussy cutting!

I will be posting a few more idea’s this week. Stay tuned.

Creatively Yours,




Fall Thanks-FSJ OCT. Creative Team Hop

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



FSJ Design Team Blog Hop

You should have arrived here from my friend Kazan

Journey Letterboard

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!


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.


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.


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.


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.

fullsizeoutput_211b.jpegThen apply block to watercolor sheet. to create desired effect.

fullsizeoutput_211c.jpegUsing a clear sheet to pick up more color.

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.


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,