Monday, September 15, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving Card

Hi All,
As I was preparing for my Fun Stamper's Journey 2014-2015 Catalog and Mini Catalog Open House I made a Thanksgiving card.  This will be similar to something we will make as a Make n' Take at the open house.  I hope to have more of the Fun Stamper's Journey product for the actual cards for the Make n' Takes.  Below is my Happy Thanksgiving Card.

Supplies Used:

Fun Stamper's Journey Card Stock: Oatmeal Cookie, Cocoa Powder, Butter Cream, Pumpkin Bread, Summer Days, Candy Apple, Citrus Cooler

True Color Fusion Ink Pads: Pumpkin Bread, Sunny Days, Candy Apple, Hazelnut Blend, Citrus Cooler

Spellbinders Dies & Embossing Folder:  MBossabilities EL-015 Bark, Card Creator A 2 Matting Basics A & B, S4-328 Shapeabilities Foliage, S4-076 Shapeabilities Assorted leaves, S5-120 Fall Foliage

Stamping Scrapping Clear Stamps Holidays

Accessories:  Layer Creator, Fun Stamper's Journey AC-0074 Clear Block 2.87 x 2.68 Fun Stamper's Journey Natural Twine

Fun Stamper's Journey Products can be purchased from my website:

All Other products can be purchased or special ordered from:

Off to create some more examples for the open house.  Hope you have a great day.
Happy Creating,
Christi Brisbane

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Fun Stamper's Journey Grand Event Swap

Hi Everyone, I thought I would share the card I did for the Fun Stamper's Journey Christmas Pocket Card Swap.  The requirements were to use one of the pocket dies, Red, Green, Gold, Journey Glaze, and Journey Sparkle.  Below is my card.

Created By:  Christi Brisbane Journey Coach, 128
Supplies Used:
Paper: Fun Stamper’s Journey: Candy Apple, Whip Cream, Fresh Forest
Ink: Fun Stamper’s Journey True Color Fusion: Candy Apple, Whip Cream, Fresh Forest
Dies: Fun Stamper’s Journey Tagged Pocket, Spellbinders Nestabilities 2013 Heirloom Ornament
Stamps: Fun Stamper’s Journey Holly Jolly
Fun Stampers Journey Gold Silk
Fun Stampers Journey Glaze 

Mini Jingle Bells, Silver Elastic Cord, Pop dots, Rhinestones, Ribbon - Stash 

If you are interested in learning more.  Please let me know.  Also, if you are interested in purchasing any of the Fun Stamper Journey Products here is the link:

I will be hosting a hostess club both local and long distance if you are interested please let me know.

Thank you for stopping by,
Happy Creating,
Christi Brisbane

Monday, August 25, 2014

Wedding Present

I completed my first vinyl project.  It is a usable personalized cutting board.  I used the Silhouette Cameo to cut the vinyl then applied the vinyl to the underside.  The cutting board is hand washable.

 The Bride seemed to really like the cutting board.  Hope this inspires you.
Happy Creating,
Christi Brisbane

Friday, August 1, 2014

First ATC

Hi All,  I am spending the weekend at the Steampunk Soiree in Herndon, VA.  One of the fun extras that you could choose to participate in was an ATC swap.  I have never done an ATC before, so I had to research how an ATC was done and what would be expected.  I was given great advice by several friends.  Second was to try to come up with something in the steampunk type theme.  Below is the ATC I created.  I completed 80.  One for everyone at the event.  I didn't want anyone to feel left out.  Looking forward to a fun event filled weekend.

All supplies used are from Fun stamper Journey.  Check out my Fun Stampers Journey Blog for more information.  

Thank you for taking the time to stop by,
 Happy Creating,
Christi Brisbane

Saturday, July 12, 2014

New Journey

I want to let everyone know that I have started a new Journey.  I have joined Fun Stampers Journey as a Journey Coach.  I have started a new blog just for this Journey and the creations using their products.  The blog can be found here:  If you are interested in joining my team or becoming a customer my store is here:  If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me, it will be my pleasure to help you. 
I will continue to post creations here as well.
Happy Creating,
Christi Brisbane

Wedding Shower Invites

Well I am sure some of you have wondered what I have been doing since my last blog post.  Well, I have been trying to perfect and finish some wedding shower invites for a family member.    It is a gatefold card, which has an insert behind the gate that lifts up to allow for the information under the insert.  The card and the inserts were cut on the Silhouette Cameo.  I came up with the design in my head.  I checked all my Cricut carts and the machines and the carts I had just wouldn't do what I wanted.  I pulled out my Ecraft, and after fighting with that machine for several days and wasting a lot of paper I knew I had to break down and get a Cameo.  With the number I had to complete I knew I couldn't get them done in time by hand.  I ordered my machine from Cindy at  I had my machine in my hands in 2 days from time of order.  Fabulous customer service.  So I want to share with you what I came up with.

Hope you enjoy your weekend. 
Happy Creating,
Christi Brisbane

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Make your own Embellishments with WOW Melt-it

Hi everyone,
Sorry it has been so long between posts.  Life has been getting in the way lately.  I wanted to share with you a tutorial on a new product in the USA.  It is called WOW Melt-It.  It is an awesome product.  It allows you to use a little embossing powder mixed with the Melt-It powder to make you own embellishments or even Jewelry.

Melt-It Embossing Powder Tutorial

Melt-It is a new unique product by WOW Embossing.  It allows you to use your embossing powders in a melting pot.  Pour the melted embossing powders in molds and create wonderful embellishments, or jewelry.

Pre heat your melting pot to the UTEE setting. 

Use a 2:1 ratio.  Two scoops of Melt-It powder to one scoop of embossing powder.   You can also mix embossing colors to make a new color.  You will want to put these scoops of powder in a dish and stir it up.  The mixture needs to be well mixed before melting for best results.

Pour the mixture in the melting pot and let melt completely.  I found it easiest to use the melting pot liners to melt the mixture on in the pot.  This allows you to lift the liner out to pour the mixture in the molds.  Stir while melting to continue to mix colors evenly. 
Pour the molten powder into molds of your choice.  I used the WOW Embossing molds.  These molds are also food safe, so they could be used for cake decorating or candy making.

Let it sit for a few minutes and pop out your embellishments.  One of the nice things about this technique is, if the embellishment didn’t turn out the way you like you can re-melt it.  Just toss the embellishment back into the melting pot and let it re-melt.  You can do this as many times as you like.

You now have your embellishments ready for you project.  I found there is a little bit of a learning curve to this.  I re-melted my results a lot, before I had one I liked. 

Products used:

Spellbinders Shapeabilities D-Lites Wonderful Locket, Garden Bench, Flutters

Spellbinders Tool ‘n One And Tool ‘n One Foam (LOVE THESE PRODUCTS, They are amazing)

All products can be found at

 I hope this tutorial inspires you to make your own embellishments.

Happy Creating,

Christi Brisbane

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Justrite and Spellbinders Valentines

Hi all, Sorry it has been so long since I have posted.  I have been out of town taking care of family.  My family always has to come first. 

So I got home in time to create my Valentines creations.  The first creation uses a combination of Spellbinder dies with Core'dination paper.
All products used can be found at
Products used: Paper: Core'dinations Dies: Spellbinders D-lites Vines of Passion, Card Creator A2 Matting Basics A & B, A2 Floral Ribbon Threader Adhesive: ATG And Scrapbook Adhesives 3D pop dots

The second card I used the JustRite Stampers French Rose Background Stamp in Versafine Black, then embossed with the WOW Black Glint Embossing Glitter.  The dies used were Spellbinders Lace Hearts and Card Creator 5x7 A&B.  I used the Spellbinders Media Mixage Circle Hatpins in Silver Filled in with Crystal Clay and Swarovski Crystals and Crepe Ribbon.

On both cards I used the Layer Creator for proper placement.

Hope everyone has a Happy Valentine Day.
Happy Creating,
Christi Brisbane