FSJ • Oh So Happy

The mixed media concept itself can be a little bit intimidating if you are not familiar with the mediums or  simply because you don’t like to get your working area messy (let’s be real: more than normal). Well, maybe it can get a bit messier, but that doesn’t take the fun part away. Once you start, it is hard to stop creating. I have to say that what I really like is that even though you are working on an specific project and you have something in mind, in the process you end up creating more pretty stuff and at the end, nothing is wasted. Since you can create many backgrounds, and even though you don’t use them right away, it will save you time to create another project another day. Anyhow, today I am sharing a card that I created using one of those extra backgrounds that I created a couple weeks ago using some  mixed media products…

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The background was created using the Circle Bliss stencil along with Citrus Cooler and Sweet Berry acrylic paints.  I also used Modeling paste, Oatmeal Cookie acrylic paint and the Flower Power stencil, just to add an extra detail over the already pretty background.

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To create the flowers, I die cut the Colorful Bloom dies from Oatmeal Cookie cardstock and I stamped the Grid Paper and Lace Background stamps on them with Outrageous Pink ink.  I added a pierced detail, a stitched circle,  a sentiment, cut rhinestones, natural twine and a couple of brush silver staples.

The current promotion at Fun Stampers Journey is  called Prepped to Play and the products on sale are some of the ones that belong to the Mixed Media category. So if you already have some of those products on your wishlist, this  is a good chance to get them 🙂 Please be sure to click on the image below to see the complete list of mixed media products that are for sale this month:

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For more ideas and inspiration, please be sure to visit the Fun Stampers Journey Blog,  Facebook page,  Instagram and Pinterest.

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Well, that’s all from me today. I´ll be back soon to share another project. Thanks for stopping by 🙂 Have a wonderful weekend!

marianasignat———- ♥ ———-

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FSJ • Best Wishes

I have to confess something about Fun Stampers Liquid Colors… They are one of my favorite products to create fun and unique backgrounds! Recently, five new fabulous colors were added to the already wonderful collection. 070218web_BestWishes

This card is featuring one of the techniques used to create the backgrounds of  one of the cards from the current Bloom Box. If you are curious about it, please follow this link to see the complete July Bloom Box as well as the way to subscribe.

Anyhow, the technique is fun, and it only takes a few strokes of Limeade Splash Liquid Color and a square paint brush to create it.  The pretty flower stamp is actually an AT stamp called Fragant Camellia, and it can be also be purchased with its matching die set. I used Lemon Grass True Color Fusion ink for the leaves and Watermelon Fusion True Color Fusion Ink for the blooms.

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I layered the background panel over a Sweet Berry cardstock mat and a Denim Days card base. I adhered some strips of my favorite polka dot Journey tape and I affixed everything with a couple of silver staples.  The sentiment belongs to the  Everyday Script set and it was stamped with Black Licorice True Color Fusion Ink over the background and enhanced with Journey Glaze (another of my favorite FSJ products).

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I adhered leaves and flowers with foam squares and of course I included some Sweet Candy Drops, Candy minis, and a tiny paper clip as the final touches of this card.   If you like this color combo here you have it:

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Please remember that for more ideas and inspiration, be sure to visit the Fun Stampers Journey Blog,  Facebook page,  Instagram and Pinterest.

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

Thanks for stopping by 🙂 Have a wonderful weekend!

marianasignat———- ♥ ———-

FSJ • Hello Winter

Hello friends, I am back to share another project using the Fun Stampers Journey Huge Hello die. This is a 8.5″ x 11″ scrapbook page of my Shelby. I know, Winter is still far from now at least that is what I want to believe, but for me Summer days are a good time to try to catch up doing my scrapbook pages. Anyway, I won’t explain all the process of this page but I will point out some of the details included in it. Take a look:070218web_hellowinter

In this case, I used the Huge Hello as the main sentiment but left the eyes of the letters in place. I just put a tiny piece of tape behind them to keep them in place. The word “winter” was stamped and die cut with the Solid Bet stamp set and the Outline Bet die set. For these I used one of the new FSJ ink colors: Fresh Sage which perfectly matches with one of the pieces of paper include in the Good Life Prints collection.

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I placed a scalloped border behind the left side of the picture (Pocket Trims) and a Notebook Page on the right side. On the upper part of the picture I arranged a heart (Heart Felt die set) stamped with the Decot Dots AT stamp. I also used a Journey Scallops circle and I added stitched details with Circle Around dies. The little file tab is from the Serif Basics steel rule and I cut it from the new Fresh Sage cardstock.

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The snowflakes belong to a steel rule die named Holiday Elements, and the final touches for the pages were cut rhinestones, silks and tape. Very little stamping, but a lot of fun putting together all those die cut shapes.

Please remember that for more ideas and inspiration, be sure to visit the Fun Stampers Journey Blog,  Facebook page,  Instagram and Pinterest.

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

Thanks for stopping by 🙂 Have a wonderful week!

marianasignat———- ♥ ———-

 

FSJ Cards for Coffee Lovers Blog Hop

Welcome!

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If you are coming from Michelle Woerner ‘s blog,  you are in the right place. I am happy to be participating in the Fun Stampers Journey Collaboration Blog Hop.  As you can see, we are siding with our friends from the Coffee Loving Cardmakers for a fun inspirational hop, full of wonderful creations and a great prize.

So for today I created a couple of cards using the same design and stamps on both, and only making a change in the selection of colors and papers. I made these cards smaller than the normal size. They measure 3.5″ x 4.25, so you can get three cards from one letter size piece of Whip Cream cardstock. The cards feature a fun stamp set called Coffee Helps and its  matching die set, which is quite convenient.

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For the first card I chose the small gingham print from the Good Life Prints collection. I made a partial background panel over my card and I stamped the sentiment with Black Licorice True Color Fusion Ink.  I adhered the panel over my card base along with a circle. I also put a piece of Girl’s Life Tape and I used a Brush Silver Staple.

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I stamped the cup of coffee with Black Licorice True Color Fusion Ink and I colored it with Cool Pool Liquid color.  Before I adhered the cup over the circle, I stamped the vapor lines over the circle. I use some Journey Squares to adhere the cup and I complemented my card with a Love Filled heart.

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Second card is the same process. I used Hazelnut Blend True Color Fusion Ink for the stamping part and a different sheet from the Good Life Prints collection.  I used the new Rustic Rose Liquid Color for the cup, and the Lemon Sparkle tape. Overall I had a lot of fun creating these cute cards 🙂

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Of course we couldn’t have a blog hop without having a fun Prize:

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In order to be eligible to win the prize you need to comment on all of the participant’s blogs before 11:55 pm PST on Friday, July 27. So that means that this contest will be open for a week. Laura Murray from FSJ will announce the winner the following week, so please stay tuned.

Be sure to visit all the participant’s blogs for inspiration and leave comments along the way. Your next stop is the Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog.

For you convinience, here is the complete list of participant blogs:

Fun Stampers Journey blog 
Tania Willis 
Patricia Roebuck 
Michelle Woerner 
You are here>>>Mariana Grigsby<<<You are here
Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog  
Amy Tsuruta  
Kerry Urbatch  
Helen Gullett  
Lisa Bzibziak  
Robyn Jordan  
Lori Turner  
Becca Cruger  
Dana Gong  
Dana Warren  
Erin Thiem  
Katie Brooks 
Kathy Schweinfurth  
Laurel Seabrook 

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marianasignat

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FSJ • Hello card

I love to make cards with stamps and inks, but sometimes it is fun to change things a little bit and just gather the right products, and create cards with no stamping at all.  Today I am sharing a card that I created with just a few Fun Stampers Journey great products, take a look:

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I used a Beach Breeze base card, and then I layered an Orange Creamsicle panel and a RSVP prints panel over the card (I love the dalmatian print).

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I die cut the Huge Hello Die twice from Whip Cream and Black Licorice cardstocks. I used the black shape as a drop shadow for the whip cream word. I adhered both words with Journey Craft Glue.  I affixed the hello word with a couple of silver staples over a two layers of Heart shapes.

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To finish off this card, I adhered some silver sequins and Silver Sparkle tape. Quick, easy, fun.

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For more ideas and inspiration, please be sure to visit the Fun Stampers Journey Blog,  Facebook page,  Instagram and Pinterest.

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Well, that’s all from me today. I´ll be back soon to share another project.Thanks for stopping by 🙂 Have a wonderful week!

marianasignat———- ♥ ———-

supplies
DI-0423 Huge Hello
DI-0033 Heart Felt
AC-0259 Silver Sparkle Tape
AC-0115 Journey Sequins Special Celebration
TO-0120 Brush Silver Staples
CS-0001 Beach Breeze 8.5 x 11″ cardstock
CS-0089 Citrus Cooler 8.5 x 11″ cardstock
CS-0039 Watermelon Fusion  8.5 x 11″ cardstock
CS-0040 Whip Cream 8.5 x 11″ cardstock
CS-0003 Black Licorice  8.5 x 11″ cardstock

FSJ • Life is Art… Live Yours in Color

Working with Liquid Colors can be so much fun. There is no right or wrong way to use them when used to create strokes or splatters of color. Before I continue, I would like to point out that in our New Fun Stampers Catalog there are among others,  FIVE new liquid colors added to it: Peaches and Cream, Rustic Rose, Sweet Pear, Fresh Sage, and Turbo Teal.

So today I am sharing a card using some of my favorite Liquid Color hues.  The background panel was created by simply applying strokes from side to side of different liquid colors (Lemon Drop, Lovely Blue, Cool Pool and Limeade Splash) over a Whip cream rectangle with the Square Paint Brush.  Then, I stamped one of the sentiments included in the brand new Color Pop stamp set with Black Licorice Ink. Since my sewing machine was handy, I affixed the panel over a Whip Cream folded card.

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I used the Colorful Bloom Die set to create the flowers from Whip Cream cardstock . Then, I put a little bit of Lemon Drop Liquid Color over an acrylic block, I spread it with the Square Paint Brush and waited a few seconds so the color could form some  spots. Next, I placed the flower shapes over the watery mix to pick up the color and let them dry.

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I adhered the flowers on the card with Journey Glue Dots and I embellished them with three red Party Burst Dots as their centers. To finish up this card,  I flicked Sparkle silk and of course applied Journey Glaze over the sentiment.

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Please be sure to visit the Fun Stampers Journey Blog,  Facebook page,  Instagram and Pinterest. As part of the new catalog launch we are having  daily live videos and  inspirational blog posts!

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marianasignat———- ♥ ———-

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Cool in the Pool Layout

For some reason, since I have been organizing my craft room, a picture of my two sons landed on my desk and of course, I ended up making a 8.5″ x 11″ scrapbook page.  So looking for some inspiration, I found a video by Heather’s Crafty Life which was very helpful saving me some time creating my page.  Currently, I am working 100% with Fun Stampers Journey products, so stamps have came really handy to create embellishments or motifs to decorate my pages.  Among other fantastic products, I used one new stamp set called “All Year Long” to create this page. This set is a Host Exclusive set, that I absolutely love since it includes lots of images and sentiments that can be used for many occasions.  For this page I used the sentiment “Let’s Chill” and the three Flamingo Floaties. (If you are wondering how you can  Host a FSJ Party, please click >>>HERE<<< for more information.

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I used the Journey Serifs to create the “Cool” word using Whip Cream, and Black Licorice to create a shadow. The rest of the title was stamped using the Solid Bet Stamp set along with Turbo Teal and River Stone inks.

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I die cut some tags using the Steel Rule Tag Set using different colors of cardstock. The red scalloped border is actually one die included in the Pocket Trims die set,

To create the “Best Friends” text bubble I used a set that just got retired 😦 It was called Sunday Morning and belongs to the Spring into Summer Catalog.

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The paper I used are from the new Playful Prints Collection. I complemented this page with Sweet Candy Drops, Forever Heart Chips, Vagabond Chips, Summer Fun Chips,  a threaded Button Up, Sweet Slice and Classic Elegance Journey tapes.

 

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

Thanks for stopping by 🙂 Have a wonderful week!

marianasignat

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