Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Joy Suitcase Box

This is an easy gift card holder to make. I received the idea from Becky a friend of mine. Here are the sizes:

Cozy Prints: (3 1/4" X 2") & (3/4" X 3 3/4")
Fresh Forest:(3 1/2" X 2 1/4") for the top, (1/2" X 4 1/4") for handle scored at (1/2", 1",
3 1/2" & 4:)
Cranberry Bliss: (6 X 8 1/2") scored at 1" on all 4 sides and then on the 8 1/2" side score at 3 3/4" & 4 3/4")

This could also be made for any occasion and time of year. Just change out the decorative prints. Just click on my banner on the right hand side and you will be taken to my site to order all products. Thanks so much. Questions just let me know.

Have fun and have a blessed and Merry Christmas. I will be back after Christmas.
Merry Christmas,

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Wooden Christmas Ornament

This idea is very easy to do and quick. A great idea for a student to make for a teacher or friend. All items are from FSJ except for the ornament which I purchased at Michael's Crafts. The stamps I used are Poinsettia Burst SS-0524, Winter-Build-A-Scene AT-0333 along with the following inks Candy Apple IP-0017, Kiwi Slice IP-0024, and Black Licorice IP-0041. I did put some Journey Glaze in the center of the poinsettia along with Journey Sparkle Dust. If you have questions just let me know. You may purchase all of these products by clicking on my FSJ/Spellbinders banner on the right side. Thanks so much. Have a great and blessed day. Hugs

Monday, December 10, 2018

A Swap Card

I received this card from Terri Ives who was my swap partner for Dec. The inside says "Happy New Year"! I love the colors she used on this one.
 Thanks so much Terri!

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Merry Christmas Snowman Card

This card is quick and easy to make. One that could be done in a multiplies quickly. The snowman or tree could be made into a pin for someone also. A little girl would love it. All of the products used may be purchased. Please go to my web site and then click on the banner right side to go to FSJ/Spellbinders site and place your order. This way I will get a small commission. Thanks so much. Any questions just email me and ask! Have a great and blessed day! Hugs, Janie

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Ways to Use Stencils

This will show you ways to use stencils. I thought for a long time that you could only use inks or paints with stencils but that is not correct as you may also use them as an embossing folder. We now have a real variety of ways to use any of our stencils. You may need to play a little with how many shims you need with your machine. Enjoy and have fun. Have a great and blessed evening.

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Gather Together Give Thanks Eat Pie Thanksgiving Card

This Thanksgiving as you gather with family and friends may you have a great and blessed day.

Here is a close up of the card I made in this video.
Stamps Used: Turkey Party SS-0591 and Gather Together AT-0305; Paper and Cardstock Used: Whip Cream CS-0040, Tangerine Fusion CS-0036, Fall-O-Ween PP-0060; Inks Used: Hazelnut Blend IP-0012, Clear Embossing Powder IP-0097; Embossing Folder Used: Cozy Knits EF-0032; Ribbon Used: Sweet Haystack AC-0412; Copic Markers YR68 & YG09.

If you have any questions just email me at
Have a great and blessed day.
Hugs, Janie

Friday, November 9, 2018

Snowflakes Luminary

This video shows you an easy gift to make and give at Christmas or anytime during the year. You could change the base color from denim days to any color you would like. This only used two dies, Journey squares and snow blooms along with denim days cardstock, vellum paper, mirrored cardstock and pool play cardstock. My chose of adhesives are Journey white liner tape and craft glue. The denim days sparkle ribbon match the cardstock so that is what I used. The beads for the feet were found at Michaels craft store. Enjoy and if you have questions just let me know. You will find all of the products on the new FSJ/Spellbinders site. You will be sent there by clicking on my banner to the right of this post. When you buy please let me know so that I could send you a thank you. That is the main problem I see is that when someone makes a purchase on my site I am told someone bought but not who bought it so need you to let me know. Thanks so much. Have a great and blessed day.

Tuesday, November 6, 2018


Here is a link to use to get money off on your next order. Wanted you all to know about this so you can use it if you would like. You will need to copy and paste it when placing your order. This is the first time I have done this so am hoping it works for all of you.

Making Changes

Hello Paper Crafters just wanted to let you know that I will post a new video on Friday. I am making changes now that Fun Stampers Journey and Spellbinders have merged. I will then also post like I did before but give me a couple of weeks please to continue doing what I did before. I am waiting for my Glimmer Machine to arrive and new Glimmer Dies so that I can show and tell you. It will make me feel like I'm back teaching 1st grade. In the mean time you may go to the new site by clicking on the banner here on my page on the right side. When you order please let me know as I won't know who order but just that someone did and I want to send a thank you to you. This is the biggest change, besides the fact that we can now order from Spellbinders, for me with FSJ.  Have a great and blessed day.

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Happy Birthday Playful Leaves Card

Here are the two cards that are in this video. They are easy and quick to make.  You could use what ever colors you want to with this leaf stamp. Love the birthday die as you can have these cut out a head of time to make any birthday card. Stamps used "playful leaves SS-0234" and "inside out SS-0576". Dies used "birthday word DI-0422" and "Pretty Leaves DI-0500". Inks used candy apple IP-0017, summer days IP-0042, and tangerine fusion IP-0005.

Enjoy and if you have an questions just email me at What colors would you use to make this card?

 Have a great and blessed day.

Friday, October 26, 2018

Luminary Gift Idea

This luminary I did for a class. It is a lot of fun and really not hard to make. Once you make one you will want to make more. I'm working now on one that is not this tall and is square. I will post it in Nov. Enjoy and let me know what you think. What would you like to see me do videos on in the next few weeks?

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Thanksgiving Pumpkin Card

I'm posting early and will post another one later this week. I need to get the ones online that we recorded early as I need to make the changes for Nov. 1.

If you haven't heard FSJ has merged with Spellbinders beginning Nov1. I will post more later but what it means for customers is that they can now go to my site on Nov 1 and order both from FSJ and Spellbinders. I posted the link on this site the other day in a post and will get this site updated soon. Have a great evening. Hugs

Monday, October 22, 2018

Pumpkin Thankful, Grateful & Blessed Card

This card could also be used for a birthday, thinking of you, anniversary or get well card just by changing out the words. It is an easy card to make so I do hope you enjoy it. I will be posting several videos this week as we made them up a head of time as I will be traveling later this week back to FL. We found out to late about the changes to FSJ to remake them so I will post several in one week. Enjoy! Have a great and blessed day. Hugs

Friday, October 19, 2018

Thanksgiving Build A Wreath Card

The Build-a-Wreath stamp set by Fun Stampers Journey is one that can be used for a variety of occasions. Here I'm making a card for Thanksgiving but you could change the colors and paper to make it for a birthday or Christmas. It would also be pretty for an anniversary card. Enjoy and have a great and blessed week-end. Hugs

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Spellbinders Link to My Page

Hi Friends,
This is my new link I'm trying out to see if it works for me. This is the link you will need when FSJ and Spellbinders merge. You know me I don't know much about all of this technology so here goes.



Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Birthday Build A Wreath Card

This card is made using our Build-A-Wreath stamp set along with Inside Outside one. These is just so much you can do with these two stamp sets that I have had a lot of fun the last few weeks using them in classes as well as in my videos. I do hope you enjoy! If you have questions just let me know. All of the products that I used in today's video may found on my web site. Have a blessed day.

Saturday, October 13, 2018

Changes to FSJ

Want to give you all a heads up that FSJ is making changes come November 1, 2018 as they are now merging with Spellbinders. I will now be an affiliate with both companies and will be able to sell what they carry. I am now looking into what else I can sell and will let you know as I become more familiar with all of the changes.  Have a great and blessed day.

House Goodie Box

This is another Spellbinders die that com Nov. I will be selling.

Spellbinder Die

This is one that I will be selling sometime in November.

Friday, October 12, 2018

Gold Poinsettia Christmas Card

This card is one that can be mass produced. It is very easy and really takes only a few minutes. I wanted to show the card seperate however the mirrrored gold looks black so decided against it. Enjoy! Have a great and blessed day.

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Pinch Together Treat & Gift Card Holder

Just stopping by to show you an easy way to give a gift card and a little extra treat some of your favorite candy. It is almost time to start thinking about Christmas gift giving and one of the items we use for our family seeing they are not close to us at this time of year are gift cards. I try to give them in different ways so this year I am using my papercrafting items to make them all a little different and in different shapes. This one today is easy to make and will stay closed by pinching it at the top. You could also add a band at the top and decorate it. I do hope you enjoy and if you have any questions just email me at Have a blessed day.

Thursday, October 4, 2018

Pointed Treat Holder

A fun treat holder to make for any occasion. They are cute for a Thanksgiving or Christmas table place card with a treat inside. Kids would love them as would the adults.  Enjoy!

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Leaf Double Layer Embossing Technique

This technique may look hard but really it isn't in fact it is easy. Just try it once and you will see what I mean. I love using the Pan Pastels and with these it looks fabulous. All products I used in this video can be found on my web site at If you have questions just let me know.

Monday, October 1, 2018

Block Party

Just wanted to let you know that beginning today you may order our blocks for stamping at 20% off through the month of Oct. You may also order all of the blocks plus the case to carry and keep them in on sale. This is a great deal. You may find more information on my web site at
If you have questions just email me and I will get with you. Have a great and blessed day.

Saturday, September 29, 2018

FALALA Merry Everything Christmas Card

I just want to let everyone know that I will be continuing with FSJ after Nov 1. I will continue to make and post videos, projects, and other paper crafts on my blog and on my Facebook business page. A few things will change but not a lot of things so please continue to visit both places. I will let you know what my web site will be and how to order from it. I am excited about the changes but with changes comes some anxiety. We will continue to make paper come to life. We are better together. Have a blessed evening and Sunday. Hugs

Build A Wreath Christmas Card

Friday, September 28, 2018

Changes with FSJ

Hello Friends,

I just want to let you all know that there are changes coming to FSJ. They are no longer going to be a direct sales company but a hybrid retail company. This of course means changes but for now I have decided to stay with them and see how the new plan works out. They have merged with Spellbinders so now we may sell both FSJ and Spellbinders. So I will do classes, post videos, and have a web site for my customers to buy from me. The changes will take effect on Nov 1. If you have questions please email me and let me know so I can answer them for you.

I did post a video today as I have been busy with FSJ. I will post one tomorrow and then start again next Tuesday.

Have a great and blessed week-end.

Love and Hugs,

Friday, September 21, 2018

Holly Day Birthday Card

Hi All, Hope you are having a great day! This is one that shows you how to turn a holiday card into a birthday card. I would love for you to tell me what you would like to see me do a video on in the next few weeks. Just tell me in the comment section. When I do yours I will email you a PDF of the instructions. Enjoy!

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Christmas Ornament DIY Hoops

This is an easy Christmas Ornament using one of our DIY Hoops. These make excellent teacher gifts as there are 3 sizes that you can use and make one doing them like I did this one. Kids enjoy doing these as well. Have a great day! I'm sorry as I thought I had posted this on Tuesday so now it is two for one today.  Hugs

Clip Bag

This is an easy way to give a small sweet treat to a teacher. They are easy to make and don't take a lot of time to make. Kids love taking these to their teacher at any time. Use decorative paper that is that time of year. I'm working right now on Christmas items so I'm having fun. Enjoy! Any questions just leave a comment and I will get back with you. Hugs

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Changing Seasons Card

It is that time of year and fall is just around the corner so today this card will help get you ready for that season. This card could also be used for birthdays or thinking of you. It is easy to do and a lot of fun. All products maybe found on my web site at If you have questions please just email me at and I will get with you to answer your questions or leave your questions here in comments and I will get with you. Have a great and blessed day. Enjoy!

T3 – Tools, Tips & Techniques

Friday, September 7, 2018

Happy Birthday Card Using Largest DIY Hoop

Here is the latest video on one of our DIY Hoops. This hoop is the largest in the set of three and I made the card 12 X 6 scoring the 12 at 6 inches. This makes a square card but you could also make a small one using this hoop. I did use our new circle die called circle around die set DI-0466 and it may be found on my web site at Next week I will do one using the medium die for a Christmas ornament. Please let me know what else you would like to see videos on from either our big 2018-2019 catalog or the Holiday mini one and both maybe found on my web site. Have a great and blessed day.

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Smallest Hoop Christmas Card

Today's video uses our smallest DIY hoop which comes in a set of 3 and there are 2 of each size. I will be doing videos for all 3 so just check back later. All of the products used maybe found on my web site. This entire month we are putting on sale all of our ink pads and cardstock in both sizes. It is a really great deal. Then each week also there will be a different set of accessories bundled together and put on sale. This week the two bundles go with our Good Life colors and Mother Nature colors. You may find out more by visiting my web site at Any questions just let me know. What would you like to see me do videos on here? Have a great and blessed day.

Saturday, September 1, 2018

FSJ September Sale - "Crush on Color"

The whole month of September is our "Crush on Color" sale. This means that all 8 1/2 x 11, 12 X 12 and ink pads are on sale. This is a fantastic deal and one that you will not want to miss. Our inks are true color fusion which means a combination of both pigment and dye ink. They match all of our cardstock and papers as well. This year we have 6 new colors so now have a total of 56 colors in our collection.

You may find all about this on my web site. If you have any questions please email me and I will get back with you. Have a great and blessed "Labor Day Week-end". Hugs

Friday, August 31, 2018

Pine Cone & Bloom Cluster Card

This card goes along with our box that we made last week. It could also be sent seperately but does match our box. I am sorry as I meant to post this one earlier this week and forgot. If you have any questions just let me know and I will get back to you right away. Have a great and blessed day. Hugs

Thursday, August 30, 2018

Technique Background Using Panpastels

This card is made using our PanPastels in a different way. All of our PanPastels are on sale until tomorrow Aug 31 so it is a great time to get them. Along this those all of our Acrylic Paints, Stencils, and other mixed media items are on sale so you won't want to miss any of these items. Many of these items can be used in making your Christmas and fall decorations. If you have any questions just email me and I will get back to you right away. Have a great and blessed day. Hugs

Friday, August 24, 2018

Christmas Pinecone Gift Card Box

Hello Papercrafters, Here is an easy box to make for your Christmas gift giving. It will hold a gift card and some candy or whatever you want to put in it that is small. I made this one for one of my grandsons for Christmas. Next Tuesday I will post a Christmas card that I made using the same products. These dies and the new FSJ score board can be used for many different things. If you have questions just let me know by email Do you enjoy saving money on your craft supplies then join my team and you will be able to do that besides earn free gifts from me. Have a great and blessed day. Hugs

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Teachers Card

 Hello everyone, here is the card that I just uploaded a video for and wrote a description under it. If you have questions just let me know. Have a great and blessed day.

Teachers Card

This is an easy card to make and have the kids help make it. It could be a birthday, thinking of you, get well or welcome back to school for any teacher. Everything I used is on my web site and easy to use. Here is the list of items I used for this card:
Cardstock & Paper: Summer Days CS-0033, Candy Apple CS-0007, Whip Cream CS-0040, and Throught the Year Prints PP-0050
Inks Used: Black Licorice IP-0041, Candy Apple IP-0017
Stamp Set Used: Thank Teacher AT-0322
Die Used: Spiral Notebook Set DI-0455
Adhesives Used: White Liner Tape AD-0001, Journey Foam Squares Med. AD-0085
Journey Glaze AD-0002
If you have any questions just email me and I will get back with you.

Are you interested in saving money and making some extra cash? Then you will want to join my team and you can both besides I will help you achieve things. Questions just let me know. Have a blessed day. Enjoy!

Friday, August 17, 2018

Teachers Gift Box Demo

Today I want to show you one of our new tools we have in the current new catalog. Our catalog went live July 1. I love our new tools and paper. This is an easy one to make with your children and let them give it to their teachers. I will be doing more boxes and matching cards in the next few weeks. Next week I will show you the card I made to go with this box. It is a box that could be given to a teacher any time of year. Enjoy and have a blessed day. If you have questions just email me at

Friday, July 27, 2018

New Stencil

This card is made using FSJ's new stencil called Flower Power JM-0120. It has 4 sections to it so I cut them apart and used the rose one for this background. I also used our new color ink Rustic Rose IP-0151 along with our large dauber TO-0138 and stamp set Humble & Kind SS-0620. We have added a new stitched circle set as well DI-0466.  Please let me know what you think and if you have an questions just email me. Have a great and blessed day.
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Saturday, July 14, 2018

New Colors Added

One of the neat things about Fun Stampers Journey is that we add new colors while keeping all of our other ones. The new six colors added this year are Chambray Shirt, Fresh Sage, Haystack, Peaches & Cream, Rustic Rose, and Tin Pail. We now have 56 different colors which makes stamping and coloring exciting. You may find out more about these colors at my web site. The new 336 page catalog is also there for you to look through. In a couple of weeks we will also have our new Holiday Trends Mini going live. Have a great and blessed evening. Hugs

Friday, July 13, 2018

Our new 2018-2019 catalog is here and it is filled with lots of ideas, stamps, new inks, dies and tools.

You may see it on my web site at

Monday, May 14, 2018

Graduation Cards

Here is my graduation card. The top picture is the outside part and the bottom one is with the slider part in it. I made the outside with the points together and then added the 3d graduation cap to hold it together. Then made the slider part using our gift slider die set DI-0384. I will put either a gift card or check in it before sending. I will write a note on the back of the slider. I used our new stamp set out of the Celebrating Life's Moments mini catalog. It is  Bravo Grad SS-0571 and the Hats Off Die DI-0441. This one could be used using any colors you wanted to use. I also used Clear Pigment Ink IP-0102 and Gold Embossing Powder IP-0101. This is a very easy card to make. Thanks Janice for your idea on the fold. Enjoy. Hugs to all!

Friday, April 20, 2018

How to Tie a Double Bow [Easy Tutorial]

 A very easy way to make a bow for paper crafting. It is our very own Lynn showing us how to do it. I love this way so do please try it and if you have questions please let me know. Have a blessed day.

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Coffee Time Helps

Here is a card I made using the new Coffee Helps stamp and die set and Lots of Dots die set. I'm having a lot of fun playing with these new items. They may be found in our new Celebrating Life's Moments mini catalog running through June. If you have questions just email me and I will get back with you. The Coffee Helps stamp set is SS-0569, die set is DI-0430, and bundle is BD-0375 the bundle gives you both the stamp and the die sets. I also used our liquid colors on this card and they are Lemon Drop IP-0132, Rich Coral IP-0137, and Limeade Splash IP-0133. Enjoy and have a great day. Please look at our new mini on my web site and let me know what you like and want to see done up here on my blog.

Monday, April 2, 2018

Coffee Time

Here is one of the new stamp sets in our new mini Celebrating Life's Moments and as you can see I like my coffee so choice to show you this page today. It will make great cards, pictures for recipe books and scrapbook pages.  All this week FSJ is having a launch party showing all different things that are found in the new catalog. You may find it on Facebook with Fun Stampers Journey. This may be found on my web site at If you have questions you may email me anytime. Have a great day.

Celebrating Life's Moments

This is our new mini catalog and it just went live yesterday. There are a lot of neat stamps and dies in this one. There are several that will be great for making a recipe book and in the coming days I will show you some of them. You may go to my web site to see this catalog and to fun stampers journey facebook page to see it as well. I have posted some things on my Facebook business page which is Janie's-Blooming-Angels. If you have any questions just let me know. Have a great day.

Friday, March 23, 2018

Easter Bunny Shaker Card

This card is a lot of fun to make. I love the bunny die and it is a free one when you purchase $100 in supplies from my web site. It is Hop Cuts DI-0387 and available now through March. Other items used Through the Year Prints PP-0050, Sweet Berry CS-0034, Whip Cream CS-0040,  Ink used Black Licorice IP-0041, Stamps Storybook Occasions CS-0538, Celebration Script SS-0540,  Clearview sheets CS-0121, Journey Foam Squares AD-0084, Confetti and Sequins Slice-fetti AC-0222, Blue Skies AC-0113, Bloom Time AC-0114, Special Celebrations AC-0115, Journey Glaze AD-0002, White Liner Tape AD-0001 and I also used Foam Tape that I had but you could use our Journey Foam Squares Medium AD-0085. A head of time I prepared all of the clear sheets with the tape and foam tape so this is why I used tape and not the foam squares. I didn't have enough to do as many as I needed to do for this class. I used stuffing that I had and rolled it into a ball then used Journey Glaze to adhere it to the bunny tail. I held very well. This is a fun one and the hardest part is not to get the sequins and confetti on the tape or foam squares but my ladies didn't have any trouble at all. If you have questions just email me and I will get back with you.
Have a blessed day.

Easter Bunny Shaker Card

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

April Bloom Box

 Today I want to show you what is coming in April. This is our April "Bloom Box", it comes out once a month or you may order just once. It is up to you how you get it and the choices are on my web site. This set I'm sure will sell out fast so if you want it you need to get it right away. You can subscribe for up to 6 months at a time. There are a variety of ways to color this and once I get mine I will do a video to show you some of the options. I just want you to know how to get it so you don't miss out. If you have questions just let me know. Have a great and blessed day. Hugs

Sunday, March 18, 2018

Dutch Door Cross Easter Card

Dutch Door Cross Easter Card

The base card is 8 1/2 X 4 1/4 scored at 3 inches, the bottom door is 8 1/2 x 2 1/2 scored at 2 1/8 and 6 3/8 inches.  Lemon Grass is 4 x 2 3/4, the two smaller ones are 2 1/4 x 1 7/8, Oatmeal Cookies is big enough to stamp the cross onto. Whip Cream for inside is 4 x 5 1/4 and the Spring Filled Prints Paper are 2 1/2 x 3 3/4 and two at 1 5/8 x 2 for the small doors.  If you have any questions please let me know. Email me at Enjoy and have a blessed day.

Sunday, March 11, 2018

Bloom Burst - Hydrangea

These are the "Bloom Burst" samples that my card class could choice from Saturday. The one thinking of you they stamped the background using the create-a-palette of purples that I had made and the stamp set bloom burst  SS-0431. The happy birthday one they could emboss their background using the happy birthday embossing folder birthday bash EF-0027 and the same stamp for flower bloom burst and then for the words we used Dude Ranch SS-0477. We also used the green color pencils from the color burst set. The purples that I used for my palette are Pretty Pansy RI-0036, Grape Fusion RI-033, Lavender Fusion RI-0019, Grape Fusion again and Pretty Pansy again. Added bling by using pearls and button to give it a little zip.  I will do a video later this week and post it on  You Tube.  Any questions just let me know and I will get with you.You may email me at Have a blessed day.

Sunday, January 7, 2018

Valentine "Be Mine"

A "Happy New Year" to each of you and praying you have a blessed year. I'm now on to doing Valentine cards so here is my first one. It is an easy card to make and all products maybe found on my web site. Here I have used the following things. I just love this little bunny and this complete new stamp set.
Cardstock & Paper Used:
     Sweet Berry, Whip Cream, Through the Year Prints
Stamp Set used:
     Storybook Occasions, Be Mine
Die Used:
     Journey Squares both cutting and piercing
Embossing Folder:
     I Heart
    Journey Color Burst Pencils
    Journey Natural Twine
    Journey Foam Squares - SM
    White Liner Tape
    Sparkle Silk
     Heart Sparkle Drops

The white cardstock is the one that I embossed it is hard to see it in the picture. If you have an questions just let me know. I will be away this week attending Leadership for Fun Stampers Journey but will be home next Sunday. You may email me and I will answer you when it is possible. Place an order on my web site and I will send you the new mini "Bloom the Way" catalog free.
Have a great and blessed week.
Jane Fires
Coach 151

Monday, January 1, 2018

Happy New Year with FSJ

Happy New Year to all of you!

Here is our new "Bloom This Way" mini catalog. It is full of new stamp and die sets. It is one of my favorites and I will post a card and some of the dies later this week. I am working on a couple of cards now using them. There are also some new papers that are just beautiful. If you want a catalog you may go to my web site and order one or place an order of $25 or more and I will send you a free one. You may also be a host for me and receive yours free. I will also have them with me at the craft sale on Jan 27 at Hutchinson Island, Jensen Beach, FL. You may see the complete catalog on my web site

Have a great, special and blessed New Year 2018!