Welcome to Makery Challenge number 5.  I am a few days late in posting (normally we post the last Monday of each month) but I was having a GLORIOUS visit with my eldest daughter and her family in San Diego, California.  I spent some much needed “Nana time” with 2 of my most favorite grand daughters.  I got to visit with other family members that are near and dear to my heart; including one of my sisters who drove down to San Diego to go shopping with us for my daughter’s bridal gown.  I am so excited for her June 2019 wedding!  Alas, I am home now and eager to share some creative awesomeness with you!

I couldn’t be more pleased with the results of this month’s challenge and I think you will be too!  Both Carrie and I chose the new color called Chambray Shirt.  It’s part of FSJ’s new product line called The Good Life.  From the new stamp sets, dies, and stencils, to the new colors, printed papers, ribbons, and accessories, this entire line is nothing short of ADORABLE!

Speaking of “new,” the 2018-2019 FSJ Inspriation Book and Catalog has been released and it’s FULL of crafty goodness!  Not only that, our new Holiday catalog is out too!  Can I get a “Whoot Whoot,” please??  You can view them both from my online store or leave me a message and I’ll tell you an even better way to get printed copies in your hot little hands.








For my card, I used a style called Cut Apart. I like how the greeting is stamped on the inside but peeks-through as part of the card face.

I used the Journey Color Burst pencils for coloring this cute little cow face (from the Life is Beautiful stamp set). I love the waxy base of these pencils as they make for fast, easy-peasy blending.  If I could choose only one coloring medium, it would have to be Color Burst Pencils.  Don’t get me wrong, I still love my Copics but they are cost prohibitive for a lot of crafters.  Your projects can look like they were made by a coloring pro when using Color Burst Pencils and who doesn’t want to color like a pro, right?
Don’t you love the look of the blue checkered background?  I created it using our new Buffalo Check Stencil.  Using my Sponge Dauber to pick up ink from my Chambray Shirt ink pad, I was able to create the perfect compliment with only a bit of ink, a few flicks of the applicator from my bottle of Silver Silk (added dimension with a bit of shimmer) and some Whip Cream Cardstock.
Using the same challenge rules, Carrie created this little cutie. You can visit Carrie’s blog for a look at her creations.