Saturday, October 22, 2016

Faith Journey

Welcome to the Amazing Journey Blog Hoppers Hop! This month’s theme is Faith Journey. I'm so happy you're hoppin' along! If you arrived here from Kim’s blog, you're on the right track. If not, that's ok too! Just continue the hop and you'll come full circle!

Bible Journaling. I am in love. I think this is a fantastic way to get into your Bible.

These are the steps I follow:
1. Pray first that God would open your eyes and ears and heart to the words you will be reading.
2. Read the passage you have chosen, then re-read and re-read again  :)
3. Choose the specific verse or passage you'd like to highlight with an image or with writing.
4. Stamp, color, draw, write away.

Fun Stampers Journey has quite a few Bible specific stamp sets plus so many others that will find their way into your Bible as you dig in. I used one of the new sets in the big Fun Stampers Journey Inspiration Catalog called God is Light plus the Autumn Leaves set from the nature section. By picking up the God is Light set, you've already got the jumping off point to at least 5 different pages you can spend time in.

Journey Gesso (which is white) was brushed on the journaling column of the page first so that any inks that I use won't bleed through to the back side. Because I'm not patient, I used a heat gun to carefully dry the page. Then I mixed the Beach Breeze, Whip Cream and Journey Blender Solution and brushed it around the "sky" area using a blending brush. Sweet Pear, Whip Cream and Journey Blender was mixed and used for the "grassy" area. Again, the heat tool was used to dry up the ink....oh, the lack of patience here ;) So the words wouldn't get covered up too much, I used matching pan pastels and wiped off any excess with paper towel instead of the ink I used on the side column.

The lettering was done by hand using a Black Copic marker - the brush end. This takes lots of practice and I am really just starting so only do a little. Heavy handed on the downstroke of a letter, light handed on the upstroke is the way these are supposed to take their shape. Always something new to it! The rest of the lettering was done using a Pitt Black Brush Pen. The oak leaves (info on why I used this is found in this 24th chapter of Joshua) were then stamped around using a Green Olive Ink Pad.

IMPORTANT!!!! Always allow your page to completely dry before closing your Bible. You don't want your pages to stick together and tear the pages and ruin your artwork.

Give it a try and enjoy your own Faith Journey!!

Thank you for stopping by today, be sure to head to Betsye’s blog next.

As for me and my house, we will serve The Lord.
Becky L.

Blog hop list: 
6. Becky Lemire (you are here)


Supplies used on my project: 
SS-0366 God Is Light
SS-0006 Autumn Days
IP-0072 Green Olive Ink Pad
JM-0072 Journey Gesso (it is white)
JM-0081 Party Pop Pan Pastels
RI-0027 Beach Breeze re-inker
RI-0040 Whip Cream re-inker
RI-0053 Sweet Pear re-inker
IP-0088 Fusion Blender
TO-0098 Medium Blending Brush
TO-0083 Journey Heat Gun

Non-FSJ products:
Black Copic Marker
Pitt Brush Pen

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Beautiful Wings Journey Blog Hop

Welcome to the Amazing Journey Blog Hoppers Hop! This month’s theme is Beautiful Wings. I'm so happy you're hoppin' along! If you arrived here from Ruth Cooper's blog, you're on the right track. If not, that's ok too! Just continue the hop and you'll come full circle!

I Tried out some new supplies for this blog hop. The Beautiful Wings stamp set really is beautiful and fairly easy to line up without a stamp positioner. I chose to be my own kind of beautiful and go the neon route, so I used Electric Lime and Orange Rave ink on the butterfly. Turbo Teal splashes (also a new product to me) was used for the background with a chevron stencil. I sprayed it out and was very pleased to see that it has a little shimmer to it. A little Electric Lime Silk splatter and orange drops add just the right finish. 

   Thank you for stopping by today, be sure to head to Lisa Kmiec’s blog next. 


Blog hop list:  

5. Becky Lemire - you are here


Supplies used on my project: 

SS-0353 Beautiful Wings Stamp Set
IP-0116 Turbo Teal Ink Pad
IP-0112 Electric Lime Ink Pad
IP-0113 Orange Rave Ink Pad
IP-0108 Electric Lime Silk
IP-0125 Turbo Teal Splash
JM- 0011 Chevron Stencil
CS-0040 Whip Cream Cardstock
CS-0123 Electric Lime Cardstock
CS-0127 Turbo Teal Cardstock
DI- 0039 Journey Circles Die Set
AC-0178 Rainbow Drops
AD-0081 Easy Glide Adhesive Runner (on SALE!! for the month of September 2016 only)
AC-0085 Medium Foam Squares
AD-0002 Journey Glaze (on SALE!! for the month of September 2016 only)

Friday, August 26, 2016

Honey, anyone?

Anyone in the mood for honey???? Always!! Here is a card I did using the new Hey Honey stamp set from the latest Inspiration Book & Catalog from Fun Stampers Journey.

Supplies Used (all FSJ):
Hey Honey
Honeycomb ATS
Hazelnut Blend Ink Pad
Oatmeal Cookie Reinker
Pineapple Smoothie Reinker
Hazelnut Blend Reinker
Fusion Blender
Blender Brush
Party Pop Pan Pastels (Lemon Drop color)
Rich Sorbet Pan Pastels (Summer Days color)
Journey Colorless Blender Pan Pastel
Journey Glaze
Journey Sparkle Dust
Rainbow Drops
Journey Twine - natural
Journey Gold Silk

If you have any questions, give me a holler. If you need to shop for any supplies, head on over to my website and hit the shop button. Thank you for stopping by.

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Outdoor Fun FSJ Blog Hop

 Welcome to the Amazing Journey Blog Hoppers Hop! This month’s theme is Outdoor Fun!. I'm so happy you're hoppin' along! If you arrived here from Carol’s blog, you're on the right track. If not, that's ok too! Just continue the hop and you'll come full circle!"

Please don’t forget to click the Next button at the bottom to continue on the hop with Heather’s blog.  

Outdoor fun to me is summer time camping, and though I never get to do it as often as I'd like, I can stamp them all year round. This card is made using Journey Pan Pastels with some masking. I used them for the background and also for coloring the tent in the center. Talk about a versatile coloring tool. The mask was made using a post-it (3M) die cut with one of the Heart-Felt Dies. I hope you enjoy my Outdoor Fun card and the rest of the bloggers' Outdoor Fun. You can find all the supplies I used in the list below.

2.   Wilma Payne
4.   Becky Lemire (you are here)
6.   Kim Lamos
Supplies are all from Fun Stampers Journey
SS-0133 Happy Camper Stamp Set
DI-0033 Heart-Felt Die Set
CS-0009 Whip Cream Cardstock
CS-0043 Lemon Drop Cardstock
CS-0072 Green Olive Cardstock
IP-0012 Hazelnut Blend Ink Pad
IP-0096 Journey Gold Silk
JM-0082 Rich Sorbets Pan Pastels
(used Summer Days & Kiwi Slice & Pumpkin Bread)
JM-0095 Journey Colorless Blender
AC-0027 Hearts & Stars Wooden Buttons
AC-0005 Journey Twine Natural
AC-0084 Small Journey Foam Squares
AC-0081 Easy Glide Adhesive Runner

Sunday, March 13, 2016

Spring's coming!!

Welcome to the March Journey Blog Hop!  I'm so happy you're hoppin' along!  If you arrived here from Stamping Journey With Jenny, you're on the right track.  If not, that's ok too!  Just continue the hop and you'll come full circle!  If you need to start from the beginning, the list can be found here at Kerry's Getting Inky blog.

This one is a two-fer. I die cut the flowers for the first card from a scrap piece of Pineapple Smoothie cardstock, but made sure to lay them out on the scrap piece so that they had a little spacing in between them and then used the negative for the second card. I backed the negative of the die cut with a piece of polka dot background paper and then Sweet Berry cardstock. All the background papers are from the Spring Parade paper pack only available until 3/31/16 in the FSJ Spring Mini.

Close ups of the cards to kind of see the shading on the flower and Journey glaze on the dots.

 If you need to do any shopping for any of the supplies I used, you can head on over to my website at and click on shop. Each of the supplies will be linked to my site also.

SS-0043 Greet & Shout - "Enjoy" stamp
SS-0206 Hello Amazing - "Hello" stamp
DI-0012 Tattered Flowers Die set
IP-0006 Grape Fusion Ink Pad
IP-0029 Sweet Berry Ink Pad
IP-0014 Pineapple Smoothie Ink Pad - inked around the edges of the die cut flowers
CS-0026 Pineapple Smoothie cardstock - card bases, die cut flowers
CS-0034 Sweet Berry cardstock - matting for both cards
CS-0040 Whip Cream cardstock - banner with saying
PP-0020 Spring Parade 6" x 6" paper pack - background papers (Spring Mini-only until 3/31/16)
AC-0178 Rainbow Drops - Die cut flower center (Spring Mini-only until 3/31/16)
AC-0134 Candy Dots
IP-0092 Bubble Gum Silks - splashed on right card
AD-0002 Journey Glaze - on dots on background paper on right card and "Enjoy" on left card
JG-0001 Journey Grand Die Cut Machine
AD-0084 Journey Foam Squares - small
AD-0085 Journey Foam Squares - medium

Thanks for hopping to my blog.  We had a wonderful addition added to the hop today so take a quick hop over to Crissy's blog to check out her wonderful creation and then you can hop back here to continue on to Heather Flaherty's blog to see what she has to share. Again, if you get lost, come on back and you can find the master blog roll here.

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Valentine's Journey Blog Hop

Welcome to the first ever Journey Blog Hop!  I'm so happy you're hoppin' along!  If you arrived here from Jenny's blog, you're on the right track.  If not, that's ok too!  Just continue the hop and you'll come full circle! Check out my card and at the bottom of this post, you'll find a link to the next one. 

This is a very simple card to make...especially with the right tools. I realize that it's a little late to make this for this year's Valentine's Day unless you have the supplies on hand, but think of the possibilities...Easter eggs around an oval, Flowers or Butterflies in a wreath shape, stars around a star for any number of national holidays or celebrations, etc.

I hope you take this card idea and run with it. Leave a comment with your ideas or even your version of the card. The quick instructions are below along with the supply list.

I used a large heart die to trace the heart shape onto the whip cream cardstock using a pencil, punched a bunch of hearts out of the decorative paper and glued them down around the traced heart. I then used Journey Glaze to make little shiny hearts in the punch pieces and added Journey Sparkle Dust to the glaze. Add the ribbon and the words, and that's that.

Supplies Used:

SS-0090 Bot Love Stamp and Die bundle (saying) (Bloom This Way Mini Catalog)
PP-0020 Spring Parade Paper Pack (Bloom This Way Mini Catalog)
TO-0031 Punch Handle
AD-0002 Journey Glaze

Thanks for hopping to my blog.  Please head over to Tami's blog to see what she has to share.

If you get lost, the entire blogroll can be found here at Sue's blog.

Friday, December 11, 2015

Oh Deer

I think I've run out of things to say since I've been posting so much. This is a pretty masculine looking Christmas card. Change out the background paper and saying to make an awesome Birthday card for the guys.

Supplies: (all FSJ)
SS-0093 Winter Wonderland (deer and greenery and saying)
IP-0012 Hazelnut Ink Pad
IP-0024 Kiwi Slice Ink Pad

IP-0011 Oatmeal Cookie Ink Pad
CS-0013 Hazelnut cardstock
CS-0023 Oatmeal Cookie cardstock
CS-0040 Whip Cream cardstock
AC-0005 Natural Journey Twine
AC-0027 Hearts & Stars Wooden Buttons
Last year's Holiday Paper Pack

Hope you have a great weekend. I hope to be back with more on Monday.