Hey there!

I hope you are all having a great week. For me… so far so good. I have been crafty almost every night… yay!  So today I am sharing a card that I made using a cute Hero Arts bundle: Frosty Wishes and its coordinating die-cuts…

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I don’t know if I have said it before, but the Hero Arts papers are wonderful for stamping. I love that one of the sides is white, which makes it perfect to write your personal message on it :)

Anyway, for this card I used  two colors of layering paper:  Azure as the card base, and Snow for Mr. Frosty and the snow pile. Let me tell you that I had a lot of fun stamping and die-cutting all the pieces, putting them together, and of course adding the details: Glossy Accents and a pair of wiggle eyes. The sentiment is also included in the same set and it was simply heat embossed using white embossing powder.

I created the falling snow on the background by softly tapping with a white Dauber directly on the card base.  I want to point out that the size of the tip of these new daubers is just perfect to create the snow effect!. To finish this card, at the very end I added some clear gemstones.

Well, that’s all from me for today, I will be back soon to share another project.

Thanks for stopping by  :) Have a wonderful crafty rest of the week!

marianasignat

Hi there!

I am back today to share a card that I made using a  cute Hero Art rubber stamp set called Faces for Halloween. ..

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For this card, I simply stamped three of the Jack-O’Lantern images on white card stock using three different ink pads: Butter Bar, Pumkin Pie and Just Rust  . It’s hard to see on the picture above, but to make the colors stand out a little bit more, I added a double coat of clear embossing powder to the solid images using a Versamark pen and clear powder . Next, I added wiggle eyes to the images to make them look cute.

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To create the background of the card base (black layering paper )  I used a spider web image from a set called Ghostly Greetings, and I randomly stamped the image using white dye ink.  After that, I adhered the white panel to the card base, and then I stamped the sentiment (also included  in the same set)  using  black dye ink . Two strips of patterned papers (with a zigzag edge) and gems/sequins were the final touches for the card.

Well, that’s all from me for today, I will be back soon to share a card  :)

Thank you so much for visiting  :) Have a wonderful crafty week!

marianasignat

 

Hi there!

I am back today to share a card that I created with a fabulous Hero Arts set called Peace Poinsettias….

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To create this card I white heat embossed the outline flower image on watercolor paper. I used a post-it note as a mask to stamp and  create the cluster of flowers and leaves. After that, I put  a little bit of Pale Tomato Dauber on an acrylic block, and then I added some water drops. Using a brush I painted the flowers. I really like the effect achieved with this technique :)

Following the same steps, I used Forever Green Dauber for the leaves and Butter Cup Dauber for the flower centers. I let the ink dry. After that, I splattered the remaining ink with a brush. That is why the card has a messy look ;) To finish the card,  I gold heat embossed the sentiment, I added stitches, sequins and Hero Arts gems.

Well, that’s all from me for today, I will be back soon to share another project.

Thanks for stopping by  :) Have a wonderful crafty week!

marianasignat

Hi! 

I just want to share very quick more news with you. My friend Silvia Barrera from Mexico City recently launched a digital magazine targeting mexican crafters, which I think it is a great idea. The magazine is called RL Scrap and it covers different themes like tutorials, techniques, sketches, color combos, etc.  RL Scrap is available online and it is completely free.

Well, a couple of months ago, I was invited by her, to participate on the second edition of the magazine. So I made a scrapbooking page for the cover, and I also shared past projects in some of the inside pages, as well as information about me and my work as a crafter :) I have to point out that this makes me feel very proud,  so this is why I want to share the link to the magazine with all of you…

That’s all from me today :) I’ll be back tomorrow morning  to share a HA Card! Yay!

Thank you so much for visiting  :) Have a wonderful crafty week!

marianasignat

 

Hi There!
I am on cloud nine right now just because today I am sharing a sneak peek of my  very first post on the Hero Arts Blog

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You can see my card and complete post by clicking  >>>HERE<<< Yay! I hope you like it!

Well,  I’ll be back a later today, to share something else… and a card!  :)

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you all have a crafty week!

marianasignat

Hi there!

I just love one of the newest Jane’s Doodles set:  Doodle Flowers IIThis set has literally a a bunch of flowers  to choose from. You can mix and match to create a bouquet, you can also create a background, you can use this set in such different ways :)

To create my card, I heat-embossed some of the flower images using white embossing powder, and then I simply applied the color using different sizes of round sponge daubers, and of course, different ink colors…

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At the end, I added a sentiment, some sequins, and Stickles+Glossy Accents dots to create the center of the tiny flowers… So fun!

Well, that is all from me today… I’ll be back on Wednesday to share more cards  :)

marianasignat

Hi everyone!

Welcome to a fabulous Jane’s Doodles Spotlight Blog Hop! Today we are sharing cards featuring three new sets recently added to the Jane’s Doodles Store. These new wonderful stamps sets were designed by Jane Beljo, and their names are Wise Owl, Read All About Me and Doodle Flowers II. We also have two new talented Design Team Members: Marion Vagg  and Miriam Prantner …Woohoo! and a fabulous Guest Designer: Jennifer Mcguire…Yay!

For this special occasion, I have made two cards. The first one, shows some of the images included in  Wise Owl.  I created the background using my Gelatos, water and watercolor paper… I also used a brush to splatter some of the colors just to create a random look. At the end I simply stamped the images with black ink and added som sequins as embellishments…

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The second card features Read All About Me stamp set. The images in this set are super cute. I used the boy image along with the books image and a sentiment. I colored the images with Copics, and I used patterned paper and decorative tape to support the main image.The only embellishment was a small red button just to give more emphasis to the sentiment…082614web_Ihaveread1

As always Jane’s Doodles will be giving away the three new stamp sets to one lucky winner I encourage you to leave comments as you hop along to increase your chances to win.  Jane will announce the winner sometime next week in the Jane’s Doodles Blog and Facebook page,  so stay tuned.

Here is the complete list of blogs that I am sure you are going to enjoy visiting:

Jane 
Jennifer (Guest Designer)
Marion (new DT member)
Miriam (new DT member)
Aga
Angeline 
Ange
Evgenia
You are here>>>Mariana<<<You are here
Jane’s Doodles

Thanks for stopping by! Good Luck to all!

 
PLEASE NOTICE THAT MY COMMENT LINK FOR THIS POST IS LOCATED AT THE BEGINNING OF THIS POST, RIGHT BELOW THE TITLE↑↑↑ 

Hi There!

Today I just want to share a few pictures from our trip to Paris. We made this trip to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary… I thought that was an excellent excuse :) This is one of the places you have to visit sometime in your life. Paris is beautiful; everywhere you look, there is something that catches your attention. I have to say that six days were not enough. We visited about twelve different attractions including Versailles. We enjoyed even the long lines in some of those places, because we met people from other parts of the world…It was fun! We walked a lot, we used buses, the subway and the train… and we really enjoyed the food. It was a good time to disconnect from the routine and from everything, and we really enjoyed our time together. We took many pictures, but I am just sharing a few…

Many selfies… this is one of my favorites…

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We also took a seine river cruise at night…

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My favorite Gargoyle :)

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This is the view from top of the Notre Dame’s tower…

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The Conciergie… were Marie Antoniete spent her last days…DSC_0355

Napoleon’s Tomb…

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Beautiful Eiffel tower at night…

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Versailles….

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People was nice with us everywhere…. French people were always doing their best to speak English with us… which was a bless because we only know a few words in French :) We definitely want to go back someday  :) There is so much to see :) ♥♥♥

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Well, that is all from me today… I’ll be back on Wednesday to share some cards :)

marianasignat

 

Hi there!

Welcome to the Case Study 4th Anniversary Blog Hop!

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If you are coming from Julie Ebersole‘s blog… you are in the right direction! :)   I am so happy to be part of the 4th anniversary celebration for  CASE Study.   Every week of August, CASE Study is  featuring past Muses and former & current Design Team members :) So these blog hops are a great way to get lots of inspiration, and besides that, have the chance to win some fabulous prizes :) The sponsors this week are:

Altenew
CAS-ual Fridays Stamps
Simon Says Stamp
Paper Sweeties

For this especial occasion, I created a card inspired by one of Jennifer McGuire’s cards that she posted  a few weeks ago >>>here<<< …

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She also shared a fun technique to create the card, but in my case, I only followed the visual concept of the card. If you are inspired by another person’s work, it doesn’t mean that you have to copy the whole thing. It only means that maybe a part of that creation gives you a starting point to create something similar that can be completely different at the same time. I know, it sounds contradictory by that is how I understand it :)  Check it out…

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So, for my card I basically used two colors: white and turquoise in order to create a positive/negative effect. The stamp images and sentiment are included in a set called Happy Birthday by Hero Arts. I loved the idea of using a dimensional tag that makes part of the image stand out and also emphasizes the sentiment. To finish my card, I added Stickles details on the tag, as well as a gold cord bow.

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Please don’t forget to leave comments along the way, for the chance to win, and when you are done commenting,  link up your name on today’s CASE Study post . You have until next Tuesday (11:59 EST)to leave your comments (08.26.14). The winner of the week#3 will be announce the following Wednesday (08.27.14).  By the way, there’s also a challenge open for the same length of time, where you can CASE any of the projects featured this week…Blog Hops are always fun, don’t you think?

Well, here’s the list of today’s participants…

Tasnim Ahmed
Barbara Anders
Julie Ebersole
You are here>>> Mariana Grigsby<<< You are here
Debby Hughes
Cristina Kowalczyk
Anika Lerche
Jocelyn Olson
Jennifer Rzasa
Laurie Schmidlin
Amy Sheffer
Julia Stainton
Julee Tilman

Thanks for stopping by! Good Luck to all!

PLEASE NOTICE THAT MY COMMENT LINK FOR THIS POST IS LOCATED AT THE BEGINNING OF THIS POST, RIGHT BELOW THE TITLE↑↑↑ 

Happy Monday, everyone!

Sorry if I haven’t been very active here on my blog lately but I went to Paris with my husband to celebrate our wedding anniversary. I was super busy planning, organizing, and also having fun in Paris :) I will share some pictures with you later this week.
Anyway, I also have been patiently waiting for this day to come because a few weeks ago, Hero Arts invited me to become part of the Design Team… and of course, I said YES!. Since I started stamping, Hero Arts has always been one of my favorite brands, so as you can imagine, right now I am on cloud nine :)  I have always considered Hero Arts as a lider company in the stamping industry, so  being part of their family is such an honor for me.The official announcement has been posted today on the Hero Arts Blog, so I invite you to hop over there and see who my talented team pals are. We are also sharing some cards there… Here is a sneak peek of my card…

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Well, that’s all from me for today, I will be back soon to share a card :)

Thank you so much for visiting  :) Have a wonderful crafty week!

marianasignat

 

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