Sunday, February 14, 2016

The Sweetest Hop, FSJ Style!

Welcome to the first ever Journey Blog Hop!  I'm so happy you're hoppin' along!  If you arrived here from Susan'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 decided to work with youngsters in mind for my cards today.  The trendy emoji movement is in full swing and they are everywhere!  FSJ has a SWEET set called Journey Emoji's and I just chuckle each time I see the poo...hee hee...For my first card, I decided not to break up the images and just use the images as a background set.   Some Rich Coral cardstock was the perfect selection for our Valentine's Day hop.  I heat embossed the stamped emoji's with Journey Clear Embossing Powder and mounted a scrap of Oatmeal Cookie cardstock over that (I used Clear Embossing Ink and the ATS stamp Damask Print to create some texture.)  I distressed the whole panel with a really dry Versafine Onyx pad. I had some leftover Black and White heart paper and some white tissue paper so I added a bit of that too.  I have a little love affair with candy wrappers, so this card just begged for a wrapper, a chocolate bar from the Candy Shop set and a yummy sentiment from Text Happy to match.   Natural Journey Thread and Black Twine finish off the tag and the embellishing of this card!  The stamped panel was mounted onto Black Licorice cardstock and popped up on an Oatmeal Cookie card base.
I keep a collection of these colored and glazed candy bars in my stash.  They're perfect additions to sweet cards.  It worked perfectly popped up on this Tag Elements Tag!  
Tasty Valentine morsels from my students lend to a great "prop" for my Valentine photos today!  YUM!
And if THAT card isn't enough, I pulled ONE LITTLE DEVIL out of the set and stamped her repeatedly on a strip of Whip Cream cardstock, colored her in with Copic markers, then popped a Journey Blooms panel (Lemon Drop True Fusion Ink), added a pretty bow with Black Licorice Satin ribbon then popped the stamped panel up onto a Black Licorice card base.  MMMM...
I mean come on, REALLY???  Isn't she just too devilish and cute?!?!  I had to add a bit of Black Licorice twine and a little smile tag to finish it off!  (Smile sentiment from Text Happy and tag from Tag This punch).  
We have a wonderful line-up of Fun Stampers Journey Coaches sharing their fabulous creations with you this month and we hop you enjoy all our fun creations.  Please show the love by commenting on each blog you visit. We love reading your thoughts about our projects, our techniques, and our style!  
Kerry Urbatch  < --- That's ME!  
Thanks for hopping to my blog.  Please make sure to leave some love bites behind...On February 21, I'll select one lucky commenter (non FSJ coach) to receive a special FSJ Inky Love treat from me so invite your friends over to the hop and comment for a chance to win!  

***Really want the Emoji set (or any particular set in the FSJ family)?  JOIN MY TEAM and you can select this set for FREE! ***

Please head over to my friend Cindy's blog to see what AMAZING treat she has to share!  

46 comments:

  1. the emojis are soooooooo cute! great use for them :D

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    1. Thanks Susan. I felt like such a hipster when I used them. ;)

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    1. Thank you! Hope to see you in the hop next month. We missed you! :)

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  3. Great job Kerry, love your ideas!

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    1. Hee hee...I am loving this set so much!!!

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    2. Hee hee...I am loving this set so much!!!

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  5. Love it, Kerry! Creative use of the Emoji stamp set. Really like how you incorporated the cupcake wrapper, too!

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    1. Thanks Paperinkle. I think I have every color of Wilton candy wrapper they sell. I love to use them on my projects!

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  6. OMG. those are awesome! Love how you showcased those emojis!!! Well, done!

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    1. Thanks Janice, they're so fun and I just HAD to play with my new stamps. Not many projects out there with this set so it's a perfect time to play off-the-cuff...

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  7. Ha, ha... LOVE em! I esp like the second one. I love the blooms in yellow! :-)

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    1. That was a parting thought. It was created in about 10 minutes! :) I think I love it too!!! Thanks so much!

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  8. Very cute! Love me some emojis!

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  9. I like how you pulled together a number of different sets - Great job!! Now I'm going to have to order the Journey Emojis.......

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    1. Thank you Kat. I love to create with new stamps. It's fun to introduce them to my stamping friends. PS...You NEED that set!

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  10. Love those emojis.. Love how you used them on your cards!

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    1. Aren't they fun?! Not just for planner-ing either...oh but wait, that's coming soon too! :)Thanks for stopping by! :)

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  11. So creative as always.....! Keep on creating awesome job.....!

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    1. Thanks Smiley! I think these cards are calling your name. Ha ha!

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  12. Thank you Kerry for such GREAT inspiration... absolutely beautiful!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by and taking time to comment. I appreciate it so much! :)

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  13. Awesome, Kerry. You did not disappoint....again. Love that you used them as a background...such fun.

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    1. Thanks bunches Becky. I'm having so much fun with this set!!!

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  14. Your projects made me hungry, because they are just plain yummy!

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    1. Hee hee...I'm sure you're wondering if I have any of those chocolates left. ;) nom, nom.

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  15. Great job on the cards. I love that you used them as a background stamp on the first. Very imaginative. Good job

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    1. Thanks Kim. I just couldn't decide which stamp to use first so I ended up using them all in a background! :) Thanks for popping by!

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  16. "Poo" emoji?? I was wondering what it was! What a hoot! Love both your cards! You have such great design talent!

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    1. Hee hee...It's some pretty rank stuff! It's even got flies swirling around it. Thanks so much for the compliment Carol. I always love to see your creations too! :)

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  17. As always, you inspire me!!! I have this set and have been racking my brain on what to do with it!!! You are one Amazing Woman!!!

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    1. Thanks so much Cindy! I'm always inspired by your beautiful creations. I think you probably have every set in our catalog by now! Can't wait to see what you do with the set. It's soooo fun!

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    1. Thank you, Thank you! Thanks also for the luv at Splitcoast. :)

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  19. I love these cards. The devilish card is my favorite. Lol

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    1. Thanks a lot Nikki! I needed some big POP with the itty bitty smileys and the Blooms were just PERFECT! :)

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  20. Fabulous cards Kerry! You always create such fabulous cards, now i need to dig this stamp set out and use it..

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    1. Thanks so much Heather! They were so fun to make!!! :)

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Thank you for taking the time to comment about my creations! I appreciate the feedback and LOVE. A stamp in the hand is a song in the heart. Kerry