Tuesday, November 7, 2023

What TIME is IT?? Time for Stampin' UP! NEW Online Exclusives!

 They're HERE!!

In case you didn't notice, this year  Stampin' UP! began offering 


I sent out an email to my subscribers this morning with all the details!

You can check out the ONLINE ONLY EXCLUSIVES in my


There are some REALLY cute new products!  But my favorite is the

But there are so many other Stampin' UP! ONLINE EXCLUSIVE 
products that might end up being your favorite!
Check them ALL out HERE

Well I am off to look for ideas and tutorials for ways to use these amazing Stampin' UP! 

Want to join my email list so you can be notified of Stampin' UP! promotions, or be alerted when I upload a new YouTube tutorial on my @JourneyTime YouTube Channel
simply email me at cathy@itsjourneytime.com 

Wednesday, October 11, 2023

The LEAVES are FALLING!! Stampin' UP! Autumn Leaves are HERE!

Are you ready for FALL??

I know here in California it doesn't have QUITE the same meaning, but we do love the cooler weather and hope for some misty mornings!

I decided since there are not really any trees around with colorful leaves, I would make my OWN colorful leaves!! The new Stampin' UP! Autumn Leaves bundle makes this quite easy and fun!!

Of course I loved the sentiment,

"Autumn teaches us, that change can be beautiful!"

You can watch the tutorial by clicking below:

I think I will try another using Bojo Blue and Wild Wheat for a more fresh look! I hope you will give it a try! You can find all the supplies you need for this project in It's Journey Time Shop

Such an easy but 'stand out' card fold.

Wednesday, September 20, 2023

It's HERE!!! The Clearance Rack has REFRESHED!

It's HERE!!  The Stampin' Up!© CLEARANCE RACK has REFRESHED!

That means a BUNCH of new items!!




Wednesday, September 6, 2023

Calling ALL Stampers!! The NEW HOLIDAY Mini Catalog is HERE!!


The Stampin' UP! Holiday Mini Catalog is HERE!!

 Did you see my post from last week?  I have received comments from as far as Finland and Australia on that card... because those bundles are absolutely gorgeous!  Stampin' UP! makes it SO easy to make amazing cards and this Mini Catalog is proof of that!

There is nothing ordinary about receiving a HANDMADE Christmas card!  It represents the meaning of Christmas... taking the time to show others how much they mean to you.  Plus, you can't put an internet card on the mantel now, can you?  lol...

Remember all current catalogs can be viewed by clicking on the icon in the right hand panel!  I think you are going to LOVE this catalog!

Friday, September 1, 2023

O HOLY NIGHT!! The Stars are Brightly Shining!

 OH! Night Divine!!

I remember as a child this was one of my FAVORITE Christmas songs!  Back in a time when you could still sing traditional Christmas songs in school... Away in the Manger, Oh! Night Divine... Silent Night...

So when I saw these bundles in the upcoming Stampin' UP!© Mini Catalog, I knew I had to have them!  I can't post links to these products yet as they are not available to the public yet... but I can show you what I've done with them!  I think you will agree both these bundles are DIVINE!

Check out my tutorial for this Night Divine Bendy Card!

Front and Back

These cards were made using the Night Divine Bundle and the Stars at Night Bundle premiering in the Stampin' Up!© Mini Catalog September 6th!
OH! You are going to LOVE the new mini catalog!

Hop over to my  It's Journey Time Shop on September 6th to see all the amazing new Holiday products!  

It's time to JUMP START making your hand made Christmas cards! 

Wednesday, August 23, 2023

Stampin' UP! FUN 3 Tier Sweet Citrus Card!

 Everything's coming up LEMONS!!

Well... some pink grapefruit and lime too!

I have had such a fun time playing with the

 Stampin' UP!  Sweet Citrus Stamp Set and the Sweet Citrus Hybrid Embossing Folder !!

Such a sweet, yet tangy stamp set!  Here are couple 

of cards I created this week!

On this card I lightly sprayed my Basic White cardstock with water, then ran it through my embossing maching using the Sweet Citrus embossing folder.  The water breaks down the fibers and gives you a deeper emboss.  Then once it's dry the images retain their shape much better!  I then used Blending Brushes and added color.  I ran another piece through in the same manner, but this time once dry I cut out the die cut fruit using the matching dies!!

I used the same technique here only I used Parakeet Parade and Granny Apple Green for a monochromatic look.  So simple!

Again using only Flirty Flamingo!  So SWEET!

Can you just SMELL the Citrus???

The last one is a THREE Tier Card Fold!!  Check out my

 YouTube Tutorial and see how easy it is!

Tuesday, July 18, 2023


 How did Stampin' UP! even KNOW it is my BIRTHDAY?

But they MUST have!  Because on 

JULY 19th, 2023

all stamp sets from the 2023 - 2024 Annual Catalog will be 15% OFF!!

(excludes host sets)

Shop the 24 HOUR ONLY Stamp SALE tomorrow July 19th!!

Such a great Birthday SURPRISE!!  LOL!!  So make your wish list TODAY 

and place your order first thing TOMORROW!  Don't have a current catalog?  You can view it online below or click the catalog icon on the right hand column:

 2023 - 2024 Annual Catalog

Sunday, July 9, 2023

What TIME is it??? It's CLEARANCE RACK REFRESH time!

                                                                     That's right!! 

Stampin' UP! has a new


AND YES!  During July you also get a $5 coupon for every $50 you spend!

It's a win... WIN!!

Here are just a few items you will find on clearance!

Candy Cane Dies

And SO much more!!  Hope over to my shop and see what else is on SALE!!

Wednesday, June 7, 2023


I saw the FRISBEE... then it HIT me!! 

That's how I felt when I suddenly decided to do my 


This sketch is based on the card I created on my most recent video on my 

Journey Time YouTube Channel

This was a Z-Fold card but your card could just be a solid front, a side panel or any fold you would like.  Flowers can be stamped or die cuts! 

Just stick to the sketch format and submit your card on my
It's Journey Time Facebook page PINNED post by June 30th for your 
chance to win a package of Stampin' UP! retired

These GEMS are one of my favorites!  You can still purchase them in the Stampin' UP! here:

You can also find the Hybrid Blooms Embossing Folder I used on mine in the Clearance Rack while supply lasts!

After posting your card on my Its Journey Time Facebook page, leave a comment below to get one extra entry!!

Contest rules:  We encourage the use of Stampin' UP! products, however the stamped images or die cuts must be Stampin' UP! new or retired products.  Sketch is generalized so you may uptick or minimize your card... it's YOUR creativity we want to see!!  Winner will be chosen by RANDOM GENERATOR!  Good Luck!

Monday, June 5, 2023


 Stampin' UP! is having a Designer Series Paper SALE!!

Save 15% on SELECT DSP!

It's a GREAT time to stock up on the one of the best tools for cardmaking!
Stampin' UP! Designer Series Paper is AMAZING! 

I will definitely be STOCKING UP! on Stampin'  UP! Designer Series Paper!  I use DSP in most of my projects on my YouTube Channel!  If you have never watched my channel I hope you will hop on over and take a Creative Journey with me!  You might find the creative idea you were looking for!

Meanwhile... I'm heading to see what's on sale right now!

Saturday, May 13, 2023

Stampin' UP! Designer Series Paper Walkthrough!


Monday, May 8, 2023

It's BOHO BLUE Time!! Using Stampin' UP! Countryside Corners Bundle!

Whenever there is a COLOR REFRESH... I CRINGE!!  Sometimes we just HATE saying GOOD-BYE!

But along with saying good-bye.. we sometimes find a favorite new friend... or color!

BOHO BLUE is just that!  I am in LOVE with this new blue...and the fact that the Countryside Corners Suite included the Countryside Inn DSP... which uses... wait for it... BOHO BLUE, I knew I had to give it a shot!

Then there is the Bloom Hybrid Embossing folder and dies... I almost missed it completely until I saw it in the Clearance Rack!  So luckily we met, just before we had to say GOOD-BYE!  As of today it is still there but you will have to act fast!

Hybrid Blooms - Clearance


It was as if the two products were meant to MEET.. even if it was for a moment.

Each held their own brilliance and it came together in a SYMPHONY!! 

The Bloom Hybrid embossing folder and dies are gone... if you were two ships that passed in the night, don't fret... you can use any of the Stampin' UP! flower stamps with matching dies or punches to create this card... and the embossed Bojo Blue center piece on the front can be embossed with any embossing folder you choose.

The moral of the story is... be sure to keep you eyes open, because good things can pass you by, without you even noticing.. but know that JOY comes in the morning... always... today my JOY is Boho Blue and the Countryside Suite!