August 13, 2017


and now it's the middle of august.  the weather has been almost fall-like and i've been able to open up the house... at least for a few hours.  again... i have NO TREES so no shade and my yard is against a very open green area so even with the windows and doors wide open, it can be 75 and nice outside but will reach between 80-85 inside.  that means... the air goes on.  at this point, i can't wait for fall when the humidity goes down and maybe, just maybe, my windows can stay open and the a/c off!

i've been cleaning out my stamps and have some for sale.  you can find them on my FB page.

not much else has been going on.  august has been busy so far and is slowing down.  school starts on the 18th.  i feel for those kids.  they go back the 1st day (which is a friday) for just 2 hrs. then heaven knows what a stupid schedule for the next 2 weeks of the month; then the FAIR starts the 1st week of september and the kids get off for that.  the SANDWICH FAIR is the official END OF SUMMER here in the midwest.  i don't go.  it's way too expensive and way too hard to walk on that uneven ground.  i refuse to pay $7 for a funnel cake (which would be the ONLY reason i go) or $45 for a sweatshirt!  not happening here!

i held a FLASH SALE on my cards and was very pleased with the results!  that sale did way better than the 2 stores where i had them in ever did - go figure.  i will be holding another one early november on christmas cards!

in the meantime... i did get some playing in...

i'm in desperate need of sympathy cards!!!
they and thank you cards were the biggest sellers 
of my flash sale.
anyway, easy peasy... a little embossing, some scraps and a stamp.

well, i'm so glad you stopped by.  hope your weather is enjoyable for you and that you are being VERY crafty!

August 07, 2017

Welcome August

well, another month closer to fall!  boy time flies!

not much going on around here.  weather is cool and house opened up.  hoping that when winter gets here it won't be very "snowy".  cold i'll take, but snow???  may be pretty, but ugh!

got some playtime in with my new FSJ stamps...

this image is called LOVELY DAY and comes with a sentiment.
you can find it HERE 
click on catalog and it's on page 81.
the so sorry is a die from Impression Obsession.  it's just 
a "sorry" die.  i cut the "so" and then recut the full word!
now THAT'S a bargain.... 2 for the price of 1!!!

also...  this entire month... get 20% off ALL ink pads!

thanks for stopping by!  Happy August

July 31, 2017


All FSJ fusion ink pads will be on sale @20% off during the entire month of august!

these inks are awesome!  the colors are great and they stamp clear and crisp!

well????  make that list and git on over to my site STEF'S FSJ  and click on SHOP.

any questions..... leave me a comment here or on FB.

thanks so much for your support

July 25, 2017

Just a Flower

well, july is just about gone!  it was hot and steamy this past week but the last 2 days have been gorgeous and i'm able to open the house and turn the a/c off!  i LOVE when that happens!

the dog tags are doing really well.  much better than my cards do! go figure LOL.

not much else going on.  budget it tight so i hate going out for NOTHING.  puppy is bored to tears.  to keep her happy, i drive around my complex BEFORE i head to the mailbox.  she's a very happy camper when she can go for a car ride!!! such a good dog!

my stamps are finally all in order and i did get some crafty time in....

i went thru some of my OLD catalogs and came across
this image.  just loved it, so i cut it out and colored
it.  easy-peasy.

well, not much on my agenda this week, but i'll take it.  a little ME time is always a good thing.  

got an invite to a wedding so i'll be figuring out what kind of card i want to make.  it has to be special!  i would LOVE to make an explosion card but i have NO clue how and i definitely do NOT have the patience.  sooooooooo, scratch that idea!  i AM sure, however, that i will come up with something fabulous!

til then... have a fabulous week and soooooo glad you stopped by!

July 20, 2017

Always something

only 6 days since my last post and it seems longer!  really?  the way time flies????  life sure is funny.... and strange!

finally, FINALLY finished my stamps.  let's hope this time it'll be 3 YEARS before i take that on again!!!!!

i will be getting rid of some and posting on my  GLITTERBABE GREETINGS page, so do keep a lookout.

weather here has been.... well summer.  hot and humid with a mixed bag of sun, rain, storms etc. thrown in.  i guess you could say "typical" for the midwest!

haven't don't any crafting, but i did see something that sparked an idea for me, concerning pets....

we seldom, if ever, think about our pets if
anything should ever happen to us.  sooooooooo,
after seeing several of these around (at more than $6 each [but then,
they were made much better]} i decided to try it out
for myself.
the red is wallet size and $3
the pink is keychain size and $2
so far, so good.  got several orders!!!!

if you'd like one PM me on FB or email me.
i can do just about any color you like.
i would need your pet's name(s), YOUR address and
your emergency contact's info (name & phone) for the back.

always something! but ALWAYS fun!

July 14, 2017

TO YOU Birthday

not much going on around here.  i'm back to going thru my stamps and cataloging them........ again!  it never ends LOL.  but then, i'm a bit OCD on that anyway.  i figured since i have so many SU and now being a FSJ coach, i wanted to keep my sets together and get to use most of them.  anyway, i did get my FSJ kit and boy-o-boy... the stamps are awesome.  here's one of what i got...

 this set is called TO YOU.  it's NOT in the catalog.
please note:  ALL FSJ stamps come on a storage board and are
all nice thick rubber that is already cut and cushioned for you!

and this is the card i made.  in my kit, i DID get
the dies to the set!.
the stamp is already shaded so there was little coloring.
i'm a happy "journey"man!

again, if you would like to take a look around, you can do so HERE  

well, other than working on my stamps and it being way too hot and humid to even be outside, i'm enjoying summer.  puppy, however, is bored to tears.  at least she gets her car ride daily as i trek to the mailbox.

have a great week!

July 06, 2017

Fun Stampers Journey

in case you haven't heard, i have joined the FUN STAMPERS JOURNEY team!  if you're not familiar with it, it's a stamp company - like Stampin Up.  tons of fun stuff... stamps, inks, paper, dies.... .you know... all the stuff we don't need but want!!!

the catalog is TO-DIE-FOR!  no, really!!!!  it's over 300 pages and all the stamps shows are ACTUAL SIZE!!!!  is that cool or what?

if you'd like a catalog or just want to check out our goodies... do stop by HERE 
you can purchase directly from my website.

if you like everything at once... check out our BLOOM BOXES...

 Bloom Box is the easiest way to create gorgeous cards with brand-new products and share your papercrafting passion! 
Each month enjoy an exclusive red rubber stamp set, pre-cut elements, coordinating embellishments and step-by-step instructions. Create 4 eye-catching, unique greeting cards using the supplies we've 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!
Get your Bloom Box by with our 6-month subscription service for $24.95/month. We now have an Ala Carte option as well to purchase the current month only, while supplies last, for $29.95. Ala Carte purchases are not guaranteed as supplies are limited.

i'm always around if you have any questions.  grab that cup of coffee or tea or even a glass of wine and take a little JOURNEY!!!

let me know what you think!


and now it's the middle of august.  the weather has been almost fall-like and i've been able to open up the house... at least for a ...