Hi! Here is a sneak peek of my card that today has been posted on Richard Garay’s Blog featuring some of the products from the Noteworthy  Collection:

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Please click >>>HERE<<< to see the complete post.

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

marianasignat

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Happy Wednesday! Today I have a short post just to share a card that I created using a a pretty woodblock stamp  by Hero Arts called Antique Rose Stem.

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I used  Intense Black ink to stamp the image and sentiment and I used Distress Inks to give color to the flower and background. I sprinkled water to create the spots effect.

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Then, I matted the panel with black card stock over a turquoise card base. Finally, I added Glossy Accent details and some clear gemstones to finish off this card.

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

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

marianasignat

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Hi! Here is a sneak peek of my card that today has been posted on the Hero Arts blog featuring a stamp set called Keely’s Chicago:

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Please click >>>HERE<<< to see the complete post.

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

marianasignat

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Hi! I am finally back today just to share a card that I created using some great products by Hero Arts. Have you seen the new Summer Catalog yet? If not, please click >>>HERE<<< so you can check it out  :) You can find all the new products available at the Hero store.

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To create this Birthday card, I began by making a card base with green card stock. Then I stamped the Garland Bold Prints cling stamp over the card with  Lime Green Mid-Tone Shadow ink.

I created the focal point using a cute dog that belongs to a set called Party Time by Lia and I combined it with a woodblock stamp called Birthday BalloonsI stamped both images with Intense Black Ink over Snow layering Paper. First I stamped the dog, I masked it with a sticky note, and then I stamped the balloons image.

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After that, I colored the images with markers. I added Glossy Accents over the balloons,  I sprinkled Cristal Coarse on them too, and I let it dry. Next, I cut out the image with scissors and I adhered it onto a white pierced rectangle with foam tape.

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I adhered the whole piece over the card base. Then, I white-embossed the sentiment over a piece of black cardstock and I adhered it to the card. To finish off the card, I added some enamel dots as embellishments.

I don’t make birthday cards very often, but I really like when you are able to combine images to create a fun happy scene to cheer somebody’s special day.

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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 weekend!

marianasignat

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Hi! Here is a sneak peek of my card that today has been posted on Richard Garay’s Blog featuring some of the products from the Lumberjack Days Collection:

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Please click >>>HERE<<< to see the complete post.

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

marianasignat

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Welcome to the…

Hero Arts Summer Release Blog Hop

If you are coming from Lydia Fiedler’s blog you are in the right direction😀 Today I am very excited to be part of this fun hop which marks the launch of all the new Summer products  in the Hero Arts store 😉

So as part of the celebration, I am sharing two invitations that I specially created for the Summer Catalog. This invites feature two new awesome sets:  Invitation Themes and Party Themes.

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These two sets include lots of sentiments, and they can be used to complement each other. Are you having a celebration soon? Well, with this pair you can customize your invitations the way you need.

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The designs of the invites I am sharing today are quite simple; on both of them I used a Snow layering paper panel over a mat of Daffodil and Iris layering paper colors respectively.  On the first sample I used a fun woodblock stamp called Piñata which was stamped over the main panel  with  Neon Chartreuse to Blue Ink. I complemented it with some banners from Make a Wish Birthday stamp set, a main sentiment, as well as the information sentiments.

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On the second sample, I used some images from a stamp set called Town Essentials along with Neon Red to Purple ink. I also stamped a main sentiment, and information sentiments. On both of the invites I used gemstones as the final touches.

Well, that’ all from me today. Your next hop stop will be the talented May Sukyong ParkPlease be sure to visit all the participant blogs for more inspiration and for the chance to win a fabulous prize:

The Hero Arts Blog
Amy Tsuruta
Clare Prezzia
Debby Hughes
Jennifer McGuire
Jenn Shurkus
Joan Bardee
Julie Ebersole
Kathleen Graumuller
Kathy Racoosin
Kelly Rasmussen
Kimberly Crawford
Laura Bassen
Libby Hickson
Lori Craig
Lucy Abrams
Lydia Fiedler
You are here>>>Mariana Grigsby<<<You are here
May Sukyong Park
Nichol Magouirk
Sandy Allnock
Teri Anderson
Wanda Guess
Yana Smakula

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Hero Arts is giving away three $25 shopping sprees, drawn from comments left across all blogs in the hop. Please comment by Sunday, May 15 at 11:59pm PT and they’ll announce the winner the following week.

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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

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Hi! Here is a sneak peek of my card that today has been posted on Richard Garay’s Blog featuring some of the products from the Noteworthy Collection:

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Please click >>>HERE<<< to see the complete post.

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

marianasignat

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Happy Monday everyone!

Today is the release day for the MMH kit of May!  This new wonderful kit will be available TODAY May 2nd at 1pm (Eastern time) at the Hero Arts store. Be aware that this kit is available for a limited time only – once it’s gone, it’s gone.

This month’s kit was inspired by Jennifer McGuire and her wonderful Share Handmade Kindness campaign. The kit contains: A 4×6 clear stamp set, gift card envelope die, four half sheets of cardstock in tiffany blue and green apple, four half sheets of vellum in turquoise and iridescent white, ten white tags, .5 oz silver embossing powder, gray twine, and gems. Chexk it out:

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There are 2 optional add-on items: CL981 Happy Mail  and  DI192 Thank You Pair Fancy Dies. Please click on the images below for a closer look:

So for today I created a card, featuring the original stamp set of this campaign called Acts of Kindness, which you can currently buy at the HA store. You can read more about this set by clicking  >>>HERE<<<

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I created a simple card featuring one of the sentiments of the set. I stamped it with Neon Chartreuse to Blue ink over a white card stock panel. Then I created a butterfly with two  heart images and I also stamped some other tiny hearts here and there.

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To create the butterfly trail I stamped one of the images from the optional set Happy Mail with  Intense Black Ink. I added Glossy Accents over the hearts  along with Crystal Coarse glitter. Over the sentiment, I only added Glossy Accents. I adhered the panel over a Tiffany Blue cardstock and a piece of decorative tape over the left side.

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Finally, I adhered gemstones to embellish the card.

As part of this release, Hero Arts is giving away one kit as a prize to one blog reader – selected from the comments across all of the blogs in the hop. Here is the list of bloggers so you can get lots of inspiration:

The Hero Arts Blog
Jennifer McGuire
Kelly Rasmussen
Yana Smakula
Lucy Abrams
Kathy Racoosin
>>>Mariana Grigsby<<<
Wanda Guess
Clare Prezzia
May Sukyong Park
Joan Bardee
Amy Tsuruta
Lydia Fiedler
Libby Hickson

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Thanks for stopping by:) Have a wonderful crafty week and GOOD LUCK to all!

marianasignat

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Hey there! Today I am sharing a card that I based on the design of  the current CAS(E) this Sketch contest (#170). I really liked their design because I thought it was perfect to feature some of the new HA products included in the 2016 Summer Catalog: Hipster Animals and Glasses Bold Prints. I have to point out that all the new HA products will be available at the  HA online store as of May 11!

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I created a card base with Grenadine Layering Paper (Blush Mix). After that, I stamped  the Glasses Bold prints image with Intense Black ink (one of my favorites). I also created another panel from Snow Layering Paper, and I trimmed this one into four uneven parts following the sketch. I adhered two of those parts onto the card base, and then I stamped a sentiment from another fun set called Hipster at Heart with  Intense Black ink. I put Glossy Accents over the letters  to make them puffy and let them dry.

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To create the focal point, I cut out a 2″ circle from Midnight Layering Paper and I adhered it over the card. Then, I stamped the dog  and hat images over a piece of SSnow Layering Paper  with Intense Black ink. Additionally, I stamped glasses over the dog face, and colored the image with markers. I Die cut the hat and dog images with their matching frame cuts, and then I pt Glossy accents over some of the dog details. Finally, I layered the two pieces over the circle and embellished the card with some enamel dots.

Here you can see the complete new HA Summer Catalog:

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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 weekend!

marianasignat

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The loft of my house is where my  crafty space is located. It is tiny but, keeping it well organized and unclutterd, I can maintain my corner functional… and my mind too😀  Today I am going to share a little bit about it and how I have organized some of my crafty stuff.  Welcome to my crafty space:

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I have a small desk that I use for my computer and to create my projects. On top of the table, besides my computer, I have a big cutting mat and some clear plastic organizers where I put the products that I am going to use on my next project.

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On the right side against the wall, I have my ink organizers, which I love because I have near at hand all my ink pads.

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I have four drawers on the left side of my desk, and inside them, I have things that I constantly use like some tools, a small trimmer, decorative tape, gemstones, and pearls.

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I like to have my gemstones, pearls, and enamel dots organized inside photo albums. Those are the inexpensive photo albums that you can  find at almost any store. I have my supplies organized by brand:)

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Next to my desk on the left, there is a tall bookcase which I use to put catalogs, card stock, markers, paints,  etc. I have the card stock organized by brand, and I have them inside 12×12 paper organize. Inside each of this organizers, I have the card stock separated by color and labeled with its name. I use heavy duty page protectors for each color and I love that I can put also paper scraps.  At the side of the tall bookcase, I have my paper trimmer and my Journey Platinum. Below them, I have 12 x12 compartments and drawers with some other stamping supplies.

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Next to my ink organizer I have a bigger bookcase which is the home of my electronic cutting machines, my printer, scanner. On the lower shelf I have four plastic containers  that I use to keep the current products that I am using to create new projects.

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One of those containers has products from the Celebra’tions Collection, and another one has products from the other three collections by Ricard Garay. I like to use clear paper protectors to put  my stamp sets, and  magnetic sheets  with die frames. I also have another container in the shelf where I put dies, stencils, and other products by Fun Stampers Journey and other brands.

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One of the last things that I bought for my crafty space is a gray wheeled cart, which I love. I can move it closer to my desk if I need to.  In the first level, I keep my adhesives and some “I don’t use too often” tools. In the middle level I have the stamping stuff (acrylic blocks, cleaners). The lower level has some other tools, as well as some other things that I don’t know where to put … lol.

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We want to move to a bigger house when my younger son finishes high school. So, I have hope that I can get a bigger crafty space some day. For the moment, I have to continue cleaning and keeping my creative corner organized , because even though it is tiny, I love spending time in here.

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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

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