FSJ Creative Team – Follow Your Heart Blog Hop

Happy New Year! The first blog hop of 2019, a very sweet one.  I am still recovering from a crazy cough and the christmas tree is still up in my living room! LOL.

I have 4 easy and quick cards to share by using the same “Decorative Hearts Die Set” that I got it for free when I purchased the Follow Your Heart Bundle!  I only pick 2-card stock color for all 4 cards.  Let me show you 4 different ways to use this die set for some sweet and cute valentine’s card!

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Card 1 – All You Need is Love

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I used the biggest heart as a background and add a few things for a very sparkly card.

  1. Flick Bubble gum Silk and Sparkle Silk to the card base, let it dry and adhere the heart die cut with craft glue.
  2. Cut a whip cream banner, punch a hole and add special day organza ribbon, stamp “all you need is LOVE” from “All The Feels” stamp set. Add Journey Glaze and Sparkle dust over the sentiment.
  3. Add a strip of silver sparkle tape,  stamp and die cut the mice from “Valentine Pals” stamp set, and stamp tassel from “All the Feels” stamp set.
  4. Add few Pink World sequins to finish the card.

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Supply List: Rustic Rose cardstock, Tin Pail Cardstock, Whip Cream Cardstock, Black Licorice Ink Pad, Valentine Pals Bundle, Decorative Heart Die Set, Journey Silver Tape, All The Feels Stamp Set, Journey Glaze, Sparkle Dust, Bubble Gum Silk, Sparkle Silk, Pink World Sequins, Special Day Organza Ribbon, Foam Square

Card 2 – Using the die cut as stencil

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  1. I use pastel pink PanPastel over the die cut hearts all over the card base to create a background. keep the die cut hearts to create Card 3.
  2. Stamp the type writer with sentiment and die cut it.
  3. Stamp Tassel from “All the Feels”, add Journey Glaze and sparkle dust.
  4. Die cut the Bunch of Hearts Die.
  5. add a strip of pattern paper from Follow your heart prints.
  6. flick a few drops of sparkle silk to finish the card.

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Supply List: Rustic Rose cardstock, Tin Pail Cardstock, Whip Cream Cardstock, Black Licorice Ink PadDecorative Heart Die Set, Journey Silver Tape, All The Feels Stamp Set, Sending My Love Stamp, Bunch of Hearts Die Set, 6″ x 6″ Follow Your Heart Printed PaperJourney Glaze, Sparkle Dust, Confectionary Days PanPastels,  Sparkle Silk,

Card 3 – Reuse the stencil Die cut from Card 2. 

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  1. Flick the card base with Bubble Gum and Sparkle Silk.
  2. Die cut a snapshot frames, flip it over and arrange the die cuts and trim accordingly so it would fit within the frame. I only use 2 hearts the fill up the frame.
  3. add the kitten from “Valentine’s Pal” and stamp “Happy Valentine’s” from Love Arrow AT stamp.
  4. Add the mini envelopes from “Hey Girl” AT stamp, fussy cut them out.

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Supply List: Rustic Rose cardstock, Tin Pail Cardstock, Whip Cream Cardstock, Black Licorice Ink PadDecorative Heart Die Set, Valentine Pals Bundle, Hey Girl AT Stamp, Love Arrow AT Stamp, Snapshot Frame Die SetSparkle Dust,   Sparkle Silk,Bubble Gum Silk,

Card 4: Use the die cut to emboss the card base

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  1. put all 3 dies on the card base and emboss it, make sure sandwich them in the right order per your die cut machine instruction.
  2. Add a strip of vellum to soften the background.
  3. Add a small rose from “Love Buds” embellishment, few Fashion Silver Dot, tiny strip of silver tape and bonjour from “sending my Love” stamp set. img_2610.jpg  FSJ, Fun Stampers Journey, Spellbinders, Follow your Heart, Valentine's Stamps, Die Cuts

Supply List: Rustic Rose cardstock, Tin Pail Cardstock, Whip Cream Cardstock, Black Licorice Ink PadDecorative Heart Die Set, Journey Silver Tape,  Sending My Love Stamp,  Journey Glaze, Sparkle Dust,  Sparkle Silk, vellum, love buds paper flower, fashion silver dot

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Carrie Rhoades

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Alissa Hall

Kazan Clark

Lezlye Lauterbach


I hope the FSJ Creative Team inspires you! Happy crafting!


FSJ Blog Hop – Once Upon A Time

Happy Blog Hop! This is the first blog hop with FSJ x Spellbinders!

This is so very exciting!

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My kids start counting down for the Holiday! They start working on their never ending wish lists and (of course) keep changing their minds too ! hahaha! My boy has been telling me he wants to get more books!

That’s how I have this Once Upon A Time “book” idea for this blog hop.

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Let me break down the steps into 2 parts.

Part 1 – Once Upon A Time Book Cover:

  1. Trim Pomegranate Splash Cardstock to 8 3/4″ x 5 3/4″, score at 3 3/4″, 3 7/8″ , 4 7/8″ and 5″. Fold them and check if the FSJ Scenic Tray would fit well.  The size of the tray may vary, please adjust the score line as needed.31008256_unknown31008240_unknown   31008272_unknown
  2. Trim 2  Pomegranate Splash Cardstock to  3 5/8″ x 6 5/8″ as a backing to hide the ribbon.
  3. Die cut the FSJ Window View Die with Black Licorice Cardstock .  Use yellow shade panpastel from Party Pop Panpastels to create lighting background on a Whip Cream Cardstock .img_9444
  4. Adhere a piece of vellum on the window frame, let it dry.  Die cut 4 circles with the 2nd smallest circle die from Journey Circles Die Set to create a simple window curtain effect.  Use foam squares to pop the window, then adhere the window on the book cover.                                                           img_9447  img_9448
  5. Stamp “Once Upon A Time” from Princess Wishes Stamp Set and heat set it with silver embossing power on black cardstock.  I use a thick marker to roll the banner and add one foam square to one side only to create the wavy look.
  6. Add a strip of FSJ Silver Sparkle Tape to add some shimmer and shine!
  7. Lastly, add backing with White Liner (double sided tape) and Cocoa Powder Satin ribbon to finish up the book cover.

Part 2 – The Merry Christmas Shadow box.

  1. Carefully emove the tiny hoop from the Scenic Tray.31008288_unknown
  2. Trim 2 black strips – 11″ x 3/4″, and wrap around the Scenic Tray.  I prefer FSJ Journey Craft Glue as I could move around to get it to the perfect position.  If you have a good control with double sided tape, it will do the work too.img_9446
  3. Use Confectionary days panpastels (Phthalo Green Tint and Violet Tint color) to create the background on the A4 whip cream cardstock.  Make sure to cover an area of at least 6″ x 7.5″.  Then cover the entire panpastel background with Clear Pigment Ink Pad, pour Clear Embossing Powder, and heat set it.  It will give you a shimmery glossy texture!!                                                                img_9453  img_9452img_9461 img_9462img_9466
  4. This part maybe a little tricky!   Once cool down, flip over the cardstock and draw the template as follow. Trim each corner out and score along the dashed lines.  Fold against the score line and use craft glue/double sided tape to adhere to the sonic tray.  img_9602
  5. Die cut 3 “Santa Parade Die“, trim the Santa and the boy out.  Trim 2 Christmas trees out and 1 present.  I poop out the present with 1 foam square and pop the Christmas tree 2 times. Stack  3 foam squares to the back of the Santa and the little boy, also along the border.                                         img_9450   img_945131008352_unknown
  6. Die cut 3 “Merry” and “Christmas” from the Santa Parade die. Stack and Glue them together.  Once dry, apply clear pigment ink pad and heat set with FSJ Copper Embossing Powder.31008384_unknown
  7. Die cut a frame from the rectangular die (the 2 largest dies).  Right, it doesn’t completely cover the scenic tray so I use the Silver Sparkle Tape to fill the gap on top and bottom.               31008336_unknown.jpg             FSJ, Fun Stampers Journey, Once Upon A Time, 3d Project, Christmas Craft, Spellbinders, Love of Sparkles, FSJ Creative Team, Shadow Box, Scenic Tray, DIY Story Book Gift
  8. Add a few Journey Sequins Blue Skies  and Rainbow Drops! Yup. that’s about it!
  9. you can keep the box as it or glue it to the book cover from Part 1.


I hope you all enjoy this blog hop.  A little different from a classic card.  With the holiday coming up, I hope you get to try this.  Again, please keep hopping for more Holiday Projects from my lovely teammates.
img_7250 Jill Hilliard

Kazan Clark    Lezlye Lauterbach   Carrie Rhoades

Marty McGee

SUPPLIES LIST:  (Click Link to SHOP)

Spellinders – Santa Parade Die   

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FSJ –Princess Wishes Stamp Set /Window View Die / Silver Sparkle Tape / Confectionary days panpastels / Party Pop PanpastelsScenic Tray / Clear Pigment Ink Pad / Clear Embossing Powder / Silver Embossing Powder / Copper Embossing Powder / Cocoa Powder Satin / Journey Sequins Blue Skies / Rainbow DropsBlack Licorice Cardstock/ Pomegranate Splash Cardstock / Whip Cream Cardstock/ Journey Vellum / Cozy Winter Prints / Journey Rectangles Die / Journey Scoring Board / Journey Foam (SM) / Journey Foam (MD) / Craft Glue / White Liner /Journey Circles Die Set

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Thank you for Stopping by and Happy Crafting!

FSJ – Follow Your Heart Launch Party

Follow Your Heart Craft Project! That is something FSJ does before launching a new Collection! Check out these 2 YouTube Link to learn more about this Fun Craft Party! I ordered mine and can’t wait to get it! Order before Nov 14th and you can receive extra Goodies!

There are 2 Kits for you to choice from! I got the Plus Kit as I can’t wait to make the cute 3D project!  You can click HERE to get more information about this awesome party!

Follow Your Heart Detail

Ready to Order yours? Click on the Kit you want and you can order from there!

Follow Your Heart Basic Kit

Follow Your Heart Plus Kit

I hope you can join me for all the fun! Thanks for Stopping By!

Have a Sparkly Day!


Bridal Shower Card with a Touch of Gold

I recently attended one of the best bridal shower with a group of amazing ladies and tons of delicious homemade food. You couldn’t believe how much I ate 😂

To shower my friend, I made her a very special card. She is sweet, pretty and caring. I love everything about this young lady. I am very excited her new chapter of life.
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I wanted a touch of gold to upgrade the card. You know it costs $8.99 to get a card with any gold foil out there in the shop 😂.

The Sparkle Steps and Ingredients:

1. A2 top fold black card stock, and trim 1/4″ of the color splash sheet (4 ” x 5 1/4″).

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2. Get some PanPastels (Magenta – from Rich Sorbet PanPastel Palette; Pastel Pink from Confectionary Days PanPastel Palette) in your journey dish and mix it with some whip cream acrylic paint. Use a square brush to paint over the Journey color splash sheer with the 2 mixed pink color paints.  I recommend do one shade at a time. I did the Magenta first then Pastel Pink.  Once done, I also paint over with some whip cream acrylic paint so the 2 colors blend very well together.

3. Flick over sparkle silk and let it dry.

4. I use journey craft glue to adhere the gold lead foil. Press down gently and let it dry. Once dry , use a big clean brush to brush over to remove the extra gold foil leaf.

5. Stamp the bridal image from “dance life” stamp set with clear pigment ink and heat embossed it with copper embossing powder.

6.  Color the stamped image with Magenta PanPastel (over the shadow area only).

7. Add a strip of vellum then I stamp “celebrate” on top of the ribbon with black ink pad. You can use your station stamping tool as You may want need to stamp it again.

8. Adhere the stamped ribbon. I use tape to and stick it at the back of the color splash sheet.

9. Add the biggest flower from Vintage Burst.

Hope you all like it. Thanks for stopping by! Also come back on Monday 10/15/2018!

It is Creative Team Blog Hop Time! I have few cards to share!!!!
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To shop the supply, pls click the following images (and these are my ALL TIME Favorites products!):

Confectionary Days PanPastelsColor Splash Watercolor SheetsSilver &amp; Gold Leaf Foils (Foil Paper)Whip Cream Acrylic Paint

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A Mini Shadow Box with FSJ Scenic Tray

I have a quick tutorial to share!  A mini shadow box! I made these for my Kinder kids in my Sunday School Class.   The kids promoted to 1st grade class, so I made these for them as a gift.  I absolutely love this Baby’s Special Day Stamp Set.  I can use it for many projects, from baptism card to Easter, Baby Shower, Encouragement, Birthday ..etc !  The best part is that comes with a set of matching dies! Fussy Cut FREE!

Supply List:  Sun Rays Die / Cloud Dreams Die / Barn Wall Embossing Folder / Garden Fence Die / Whip Cream Cardstock / Black Licorice Cardstock / Baby’s Special Day Bundle / Cranberry Bliss Cardstock (or any red color cardstock) /Confectionary Days Panpastels (Yello shade)/ Journey Color Splash/ Journey Glaze / Journey Sparkle Dust / Form Square / Black Licorice Ink Pad/ Oatmeal Cookie Ink Pad / Oatmeal Cookie CardstockSpecial Day Tags Die Set / Craft GlueVellum / Boho Trim / Special Day Organza  

Sparkly Steps:

  1. Trim a 3 1/2″ x 5″ whip cream cardstock. You may need to trim a hair-line to get it fit.  Just check if it would fit inside the tray before adhere anything to it.
  2. Die cut 1 smallest cloud with whip cream cardstock.
  3. Die cut 2 second smallest cloud (one with whip cream cardstock, one with vellum). (Optional step – add blue panpastel over cloud ☁️ and over the background)
  4. Use Sun Rays die to create a stencil.  Apply yellow shade panpastel over the stencil to create sun rays.  Then use form square to adhere the clouds.
  5. Die cut the Carden Fence Die with Oatmeal Cookie Cardstock, then embossed it with Barn Wall Embossing Folder.  (Optional step – Apply oatmeal cookie ink pad to the embossed line to add color). Use foam square to attach it.
  6. Die cut the small hexagon from Special Day Tags Die set. Stamp it with “You are a child of god…..” with either black ink or clear pigment ink (heat emboss it with black embossing powder).  Lightly ink the edges with Oatmeal Cookie Ink pad. Use double-layered foam squares to attach it on top of the fence.  (Optional step- use cement tile stencil with yellow panpastel to create background)
  7. Stamp dove and cross from Baby’s Special Day Stamp, color with water splash color pencil and die cut it.  Also die cut 1 extra dove and 1 extra cross.  Adhere it to the stamped-colored dove and cross to thicken them up.  I stack 4 mini foam squares behind the dove’s wing, 3 behind the belly.  3 large foam squares behind the cross.   (Dove Color – 0045, 0046, 005, 0019, 0015) (Cross Color – 0023, 0027, 0022 )
  8. Bible – trim a  7/8″ x 1 3/8″ strip from black cardstock. Score a line at 5/8″ (pretty much count 5 score-line); skip one score-line for your 2nd score line; and count 5 more score-line is where to trim it.   Sorry, I know it is confusing. Think about 5-1-5 and trim it.
  9. Then fold it up, put foam square in between and use craft glue to adhere the red book-mark (a mini strip from any red cardstock). Color the Bible edge with gold marker, write “Bible” and draw a cross on the cover. I use 4 foam squares to pop it up.
  10. To hang, add journey twine (I used natural color).  Also add you choice of ribbon through the loop. I used Boho Trim and Special Day Organza.

Hope you all like it and will give it a try! I have 2 more cards to share using the Baby’s Special Day:

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Thank You for stopping by and have a Sparkly Day!

FSJ Creative Team Blog Hop – Mixed Media with DIY Hoop

Welcome to MY VERY VERY FIRST Blog Hop! Yup, my first blog hop as a member of the FSJ Creative Team! Woo hoo!   The Team were told to share a project that would represent our own unique style.  Did you hop over from the amazing talented lady “Carrie Rhoades ? or maybe from FSJ Blog ? Anyhow, I am sure these blogs will keep your weekend very crafty-busy!  

It took me sometime to brain storm a project to share.  I know I love scrapbooking with lot of embellishments and I love to add on some fun elements to my layout.  I decided to pick one of the new product from the 2018-2019 FSJ Inspiration Book and Catalog, “The DIY HOOP“.  A pack of DIY Hoop comes with 6, for less than $6!! NO WAY! Best Deal Ever!

Here is the project I would love to share!

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I have broken this project into 2 levels, “Intro” and “Intermediate”, base on your comfort level plus the supplies you have at home.

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Intro Level 1 – One Single DIY Hoop

FSJ Mixed Media DIY Hoop



FSJ Mix Media with DIY Hoop

  1. Use the largest DIY hoop and trace it on the canvas, fussy cut it out. Make sure trace the outside circle of the hoop, not the inside so you have room to adhere the canvas to the hoop.
  2. Grab some FSJ  Modeling Paste and mix it with the Rose Gold PanPastel powder. Add powder in a small portion, mix well and add little by little for darker color.
  3. Use FSJ Spatula and spread the mixed modeling paste over Flower Power Stencils.
  4. Immediately clean your stencils with baby wipe or wet towel while waiting the paste to be dried.
  5. Once dried, adhere the canvas to the DIY Hoop using FSJ Craft Glue (Must Have!!)
  6. Die cut a small leaf and smaller flower from “Blooming Details Die Sets” and “Bloom Cluster Die” using vellum.  Color the small flower with Rose Gold PanPastel.  Adhere them to the DIY Hoop.
  7. Add 2 flowers from Vintage Burst and one peaches and cream Meadow flower with the Craft Glue.
  8. Then finish it up with a Natural Twine multi-loop bow.
  9. Add Sentiment and/or wallet size photo.

Not bad right?  Let’s try Level 2 ! Actually,  you have done half of the work already!

Intermediate Level 2 – 3 Hoops on Canvas

  1. Layout everything on canvas to get a draft design; take a picture with your cellphone so you can remember where things go.
  2. Spread modeling paste randomly over the canvas with Ring Stacks Stencil; let it dry and go clean the stencil!! You don’t want the paste to dry on your stencil! It is easier to clean when it is still wet!
  3. Mix Rose Gold PanPastel (small portion at a time) with Whip Cream Acrylic paint, add some water to dilute the paint to achieve water-color look.img_7408  img_7409img_7413  img_7414
  4. Start painting over canvas, recommend to practice where it will be covered by the large DIY hoops.
  5. Then add Oatmeal cookies Acrylic Paint (also add water to dilute the paint).
  6. Flick both diluted oatmeal and rose gold paint brush to add droplet over the layout.
  7. I also used Gold Silk for one last touch. Let it all dry, or use heat gun to dry it.img_7415 img_7417
  8. Stamp the Ballerina image from Dance Life Stamp Set with clear pigment ink pad and heat set it with Black Embossing powder.
  9. I stamped a bow from Build-A-Wreath Stamp set on vellum and heat set with white embossing powder, fussy cut it out. I did the same to the flowers, but with white embossing powder over oatmeal cookies cardstock.  I die cuts 4 leaves from Bloom Details Die, 2 colored with the diluted paints.  I heat set 2 of them with copper embossing powder.                                                                   img_7422  img_7418
  10. Then glue all the hoops and embellishment on the layout. It can be any kind of embellishment you have at home.  There is no right or wrong.  The key is color coordination.  You can add less or more depending on your preference.  Once everything is dry, it is ALL DONE!!!!

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Hope you all like it! Thank You for stopping by and keep hopping to the next one: 

Jill Hilliard  – Jill has something stinkin’ cute to share! All I can say is “Get yourself ready for the Holiday with Gnome”! Hurry and check it out! You will totally love her cards and her dogs (well at least I do! lol).

In case you are lost from hopping around, here is the master list for all the blogs: 

Jenny Watson    Marty McGee    Alissa Hall   Kazan Clark

Lezlye Lauterbach    Carrie Rhoades     Jill Hilliard 


Intro Level  – Supply List: DIY Hoops / Meadow flowerJourney Twine Natural  / Canvas Sheet / Modeling Paste / Rose Gold PanPastel / Spatula / Flower Power Stencils / Craft Glue / Blooming Details Die Sets / Bloom Cluster Die / Vellum / Vintage Burst

Intermediate Level  – Additional Supply List: Oatmeal Cooke Acrylic Paint / Whip Crem Acrylic Paint / Dance Life Stamp Set / Clear Pigment Ink Pad / Black Embossing Powder / Cooper Embossing Powder / Detailed Foliage / Build-A-Wreath Stamp Set / Oatmeal Cookie Cardstock / Bloom Palette / Square Paint Brush / Vagabond Chips / Fashion GoldRing Stacks Stencil

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FSJ Bloom Box – September 2018 “Your Own Rhythm “

Time goes by quickly! I have a feeling FALL is quickly approaching!  Before we go crazy with the holiday planning, let’s step back and enjoy a fun month with some Dance Rhythm!  I absolutely in love with this September bloom box!  I love music thou I can’t play any instrument.  When I see this fun and colorful stamp set, I feel like singing and dancing around!   It is a great set before the holiday to do list hits you head!!!!

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Again, the box comes with all precut elements, ready for you to work on as usual!

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Each box allows you to create 4 eye-catching, unique greeting cards using the supplies FSJ provided.  Just add your inks and a few tools, and you’re ready to go.  Share your creations with friends and family, give a set as a gift, or keep in your personal inspiration library. Better yet, use it to host your own crafting party!

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