Saturday, December 30, 2017

January sale for Fun Stampers Journey

It is now time to get ready for 2018 and get organized with all of our crafting items. Fun Stampers Journey is here to help you do just that by offering a sale on items to help us get organized. I have all of these items and love them. I have several of our storage containers and use them for storing my stamps and matching dies so that I know right where they are when I want them. Order something today from my web site and I have a special gift for you. Have a great beginning to 2018!

I will be back later this week to post a card that I am working on now for our next big holiday Valentines Day. Have a blessed day!

Friday, October 6, 2017

FSJ Special for Crafters

The Big Deal is a big deal and yes you read it correctly. You may join my team for only $25. You receive the Designers Kit for that price and is a great way to start. My team the "Blooming Angels" are looking for new members. It is the best way to get your craft products at 20% off all of the time and earn some extra cash. We welcome you as a hobbyist or one that wants to build a business. We have the lowest quarterly quota in the industry besides offering may specials. Interested in this please email me or visit my web site to read all about it. I also give my new team members a welcome gift box.

Just wanted to let you know and tell you that I would love to have you join my team.
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Thursday, August 31, 2017

Media Mix Sale

Hello Crafters, I'm back now from our family vacation to Alaska. Our daughter and son in law took us with their family to celebrate our 50th anniversary and we had a blast but now I'm back home.

 Tomorrow, September 1-30,2017 we are having a mixed media sale on Fun Stampers Journey web site. You may find all of the products listed on my site. Our brand new gel press is there also for 20% off and if you want to have fun with something you will want to get one of these. I have already done 4 videos on it and will do more next week. I'm have a ball  using mine. You can use our acrylic paint, liquid colors, ink pads, and re-inkers on it. So do go and have a look at it.

Enjoy! Let me know what your favorite color combinations to work with happen to be in paper crafting.
Have a great day!

Monday, August 7, 2017

Gel Press Snowflakes #1

This is the card that I made using the background from the Gel Press.
Products used for this card: Gel Press JM-0107, Whip Cream Acrylic Paint JM-0106, Brayer TO-0087, "Winter Wonderland" stencil JM-0086, Denim Days CS-0082, Mirrored Gold CS-0136, Journey Vellum PP-0044, Whip Cream CS-0040, Snow Burst Stamp Set SS-0144, Robin Holiday Stamp Set SS-0378, Die used Snow Blooms DI-0253, Clear Pigment Ink IP-0102, Gold Embossing Powder IP-0101, Pro Detail Shears TO-0063, Cut Rhinestones AC-0023, Bloom Tool TO-0073, Journey Thread Gold AC-0205, Twinkle Trim AC-0215, Journey White Liner Tape AD-0001, Journey Foam Squares Small AD-0084, Journey Glue Dots AC-0083, and Journey Heat Gun TO-0083. If you have any questions please email me at All of these products maybe found on my web site at Have a great day. I will post more cards later on that I have made using backgrounds made from the Gel Press.

Gel Press Priming

Here is what we were told at convention to do before using our Gel Press for the first time. It is easy to do and I have found it works extremely well. I have fallen in love with my Gel Press. Here are the products that I used to do this:
Gel Press - JM-0107
Brayer - TO-0087
Acrylic Whip Cream Paint - JM-0106
"Winter Wonderland" Stencil - JM-0086
Denim Days Cardstock CS-0082 along with scrap paper

Any questions just email me at

Friday, August 4, 2017

Marbling Leaf Card

A fun card to make using the marbling technique which I showed a couple of weeks ago. Today I am taking the marbling technique background and using it for my background along with a new stamp and die set that may now be found in our Journey Holiday Mini catalog on my web site. It is "Hello Fall"Stamp Set SS-0450, Die DI-0311, or save and get the bundle BD-0299 which includes both the die and stamp set. I then took our new create a pad ink pad and made my own color combination using our reinkers. I used Pumpkin Bread RI-0056, Cranberry Bliss RI-0048, Tangerine Fusion RI-0038, Summer Days RI-0042, and Kiwi Slice RI-0020 putting each color on one of the pads and leaving it set over night to soak in well. Then taking my stamp on my clear block I inked it up moving it very slowly just a little so as not have a line in between each color except for the vein lines. Die cutting them out and popping them up where I wanted them on my background and then adding a little Pumpkin Patch Bow AC-0332 along with sparkle silk to my leaves IP-0126 our sparkle silk is a must have for your projects.I have put the picture besides the video on how I made this card.  Any questions just email me and I will get with you but please tell me that you have a question so I open the email as I will be away from home the next couple of weeks. Thanks Janie #151

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Marbling Technique #2

This technique is a fun one using water and silks. I put about 1/4 -1/2 inch of water in a pan then dropped my silks into it. Loved seeing how they react with the water and then laid my color splash sheet on top of it. you will not get any two looking exactly a like but it is fun to do and you can make beautiful cards doing this one. The products I used are, color splash sheets JM-0076, bubblegum silk IP-0092, cranberry bliss silk IP-0094, black licorice ink IP-0041, cranberry bliss cardstock CS-0090,dear rose stamp set SS-0486 and die DI-0348, must have sentiments SS-0501,  journey black licorice thread AC-0129, sparkle silk IP-0126. These items are what I used on the main card today. The other extra items on used on the other cards I showed are, embroidered rose SS-0509 and die DI-0368, cake time SS-0138, black satin ribbon AC-0106, and mystic romance prints PP-0047. Several of the stamps and paper are all new to our new 2017-2018 catalog. If you have any questions please email me at and I will respond right away. All of my products maybe found on my web site at Have a great and blessed day!

Monday, July 17, 2017

Marble Technique #1

This video will show you how to do a marble background. I used two different shaving creams, one is a cheap one that works great with our silks, and a Gilette one that is more expensive to use with our re-inkers. The more expensive one does much better with the re-inkers. I will show in the next video how I made the cards that I show in this one. Then the next technique video will be done using water marbling. See you soon. Have a blessed day.

Jane Fires

Friday, May 26, 2017

Products coming July 1,2017

Hi Crafters,
   Just wanted to share a card I made with new paper coming on July 1. It is called "Project Me Prints" and this is from two different pages that I cut out and a new stamp set called "Remember Today". There will be a whole section called "Project Me" and a lot of new stamps, dies and paper that will be great for not only cards but scrapbook pages as well as 3-d items. I'm excited about this new catalog and will be leaving Monday for AZ as we get ready for a short vacation and then convention. I will post to my facebook page some of the goings on at convention and will also try to put some here and on Pinterest. You all know I'm not real savvy with computer stuff but will do my best. Have a great and blessed day.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Snappy Birthday Trading Card Card

Good Afternoon to all of you! That is when I'm posting this card that I made with the video. It was an easy one to make and everything used may be found in the new Spring into Summer mini catalog or the big one both are  live until June 30. I love all of the new stamps and dies. Seeing that I live by water all year or at least close enough so I can go to it when I want to I love the sea critters. If you have any questions just let me know at and I will get with you right away. Have a great and blessed day. Hugs

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Travel Together Fish Card

This card would also be easy to make into a scrapbook page. All of the stamps and dies used could be made to use on any size page. All stamps and dies are in our new mini catalog "Spring into Summer" and may be found on my web site at if you have questions just email me at Enjoy
Jane Fires

Sunday, April 16, 2017

A Pinch of Love Lobster Card

Everything used in making this card could also be used in making a scrapbook page by adding your pictures. The Spring into Summer mini catalog also has several other stamp sets that are fish and sea related so it would be very easy to do. I will put one together in the next few weeks and will post to show you how I did it. Love the new Spring into Summer mini as it has a lot of different stamps and dies that can be used for all of your summer fun. You can see it on my web site at
Have a great and blessed day.

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Happy Easter!

This card is made using model paste JM-0073, steel rule daisy die SR-0002, cross die DI-0288, crepe paper St-0128, tag punch and handle TO-0003 & TO-0031, PanPastels brush gold JM-0096 and Party Pop JM-0081, black licorice ink IP-0041, Eggcellent Prints PP-0040 and Whip Cream  CK-0040.

Hope you enjoy and all items may be ordered on my web site at

Wishing each of you and your family a very happy and blessed Easter.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Sentimental Prints

This is the video for this week and here are the products that I used in making it.
Cardstock & Inks Used: Whip Cream CS-0040, Bubblegume CS-0099, Bubblegum Ink IP-0058, Black Licorice Ink IP-0041
Dies Used: Creat a Bow Mini DI-0103, Border Details DI-0147.,Journey Ovals DI-0042 in video
Stamps Used: Sentmental Prints SS-0072, Lead Me SS-0207 shown in video, Thread Sketch SS-0169
Embossing Folder Used: Petal Wall EF-0007
Accessories Used: Journey White Liner AD-0001, Journey 3D Squares AD-0084, Journey Glue Dots AC-0083, Journey Craft Glue AC-0111, Bloom Tool TO-0073, Crease Tool TO-0040, Detail Pro Shears TO-0063, Block E TO-0074, Block J TO-0079
The RG Amaze Machine TO-0134
This stamp set can be used for a variety of cards so that you will always have a card ready to go. This week I have found myself needing sympathy cards so here it is. 

Sentimental Prints

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

You Are Amazing

This card is very easy to make and could be used for any occasion. The colors could be changed to go with your theme.
Items Used:
   You Are Stamp Set (AT-0228), Watermelon Fusion Cardstock (CS-0039),Whip Cream Cardstock (CS-0040), Journey Rectangles Die Set (DI-0041), Clear Pigment Ink (IP-0102), Citrus Cooler Color Splash (IP-0079), Outrageous Pink Color Splash (IP-09123), Electric Lime Color Splash (IP-0121), Pineapple Smoothie Color Splash (IP-0080), Watermelon Color Splash (IP-0083), Bubble Gum Silk (IP-0092), Journey Whip Cream Thread (AC-0128), Paper Clip Elements (AC-0102), While liner Tape (AD-0001), Journey White Embossing Powder (IP-0098), Journey Foam Squares Medium (AD-0085), Journey Glue Dots Small (AD-0083), Journey Heat Gun (TO-0083) Journey Blending Brush (TO-0097). All of these items maybe found on my web site at

Watermelon Fusion base card and on this piece I used the piercing rectangle. I stamped and embossed on the whip cream using the clear pad and white powder then heat set it. Using a small amount of splash and my brush I added one color at a time over the embossed words wiping off the words each time so as to see them clearly. I also used one set of words and went over them with my silk. Then tied my thread to the base card. Popped up the front with foam squares and put on card front. Made a bow using the white thread and then added the paper clip element and bow using a glue dot.

If you have any questions just email me at
Have a great and blessed day.
Cell/Text # 616-402-8509

Monday, March 13, 2017

Stand up Butterfly Card

Stand Up Card

Easter Butterfly/Flower Card

This card could be used for any occasion but I wanted an Easter Card. I will post a video down farther on this page.

Items used on this card:
Stamp Sets Used:
Wonderful Day  SS-0126
Hope Rises  SS-0244
Cardstock and Ink Used:
Bubblegum  CS 0099 (8 1/2  X 5 1/2 inches scored at 4 1/4 ) (2 3/4 X 5 scored at 4 1/4)
Whip Cream  CS-0040 (3 3/4 X 5 inches)
Raspberry Berry CS-0097 (4 X 5 1/5 inches) (4 X 2 1/2 inches)
Color Splash  Sheets JM-0076  (21/4 X 3 3/4 inches)
Black Licorice Ind IP-0041
Accessories Used:
Punch Handle TO-0031
Butterfly Punch Base TO-0008
Bubble Gum Check Satin Ribbon  AC-0272 or
Bubble Gum Satin Ribbon AC-0105
Cut Rhinestones AC-0023
Watercolor Splash Pencils JM-0078 # 36, 20 & 21
Journey Blender Brush TO-0097
White Liner Tape AD-0001
Cork Flutter Butterflies AC-0273
Bloom Tool TO-0073
Journey Foam Squares AD-0084

The video will show and tell you how to use and put together each section. You do want to put the stand up bubble gum piece on first before your other two layers and I did show you how I corrected my mistake. Enjoy and if you have any questions just email me at or call/text me at 616-402-8509 my website is 
Thanks and enjoy!  Janie

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Bloom Box March 2017

This is a really neat fun Bloom Box, the stamp set can be used anytime of year and is only available this month with the Bloom Box subscription but a fun way to get a new stamp set each month and have fun. Richard also shows a new technique that is really cool. Enjoy

Sunday, February 12, 2017

New Stamp Set

Happy Sunday everyone! Just wanted to let you know that from Feb 13-19 on the youtube listed below you can see new projects and a new stamp set that will be coming out in the next mini in April. Our president and co-founder Richard Garay will be hosting this so you will want to see it. It will be great so check it and see what amazing you can make.

Saturday, February 11, 2017

MVI 0009

Butterfly using Sparkle Dust

This card is made using our Artful Butterfly die set. I cut out the background die first and then used the decorative one with a piece of white liner on the cardstock. This way the sparkle dust would stick to it when applied. Then applied my decorative one to the backing sheet. Then I folded a piece of cardstock and cut the background again making a card. Items I used are Butterfly DI-0007, white liner sheets AD-0113, journey sparkle dust AC-0013, and pearls AC-0024 and deep lilac cardstock CS-0096. All of these products maybe found on my web site at

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy!