FSJ• Way To Go!

Hi there! It has been a while since the last time I posted a project here on my blog, sorry about that. I have to say that it feels good to be able to share again. For the last few months I have been really busy creating like never before! On the good note, the new FSJ big catalog was revealed last week during the 2017 Fun Stampers Journey Convention in Phoenix, but it won’t  be until next month when everybody can see it 😉 I will share when that day comes! It is amazing!

Today I am sharing a masculine card that I created using some stamps that I like a lot.  I used Rock Candy cardstock to create the card base, and then I stamped the Ink Splat stamp over with Whip Cream Ink. I also stamped the sentiment with this ink, to create a white shadow.

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I stamped the sentiment again with Black Licorice Ink over the white one. Since you want the white image to be a shadow, unprecision is your friend, right? 😉 After that, I applied Journey Glaze over the words and Iet it dry. Meanwhile, I stamped the vintage truck onto Candy Apple cardstock with Black Licorice Ink.

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I added som white details with a white Color Burst color pencil. I fussy cut the truck with my scissors and I adhered the piece with Journey squares. Finally, I embellished the card with Silver Silk and rhinestones. Easy peasy, don’t you think? At the end of this post you will find the complete list of supplies.

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

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

marianasignat

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supplies
SS-0312 Hit the Road
AT-0108 Ink Splat ATS
IP-0009 Whip Cream True Color Fusion Ink Pad
IP-0041 Black Licorice True Color Fusion Ink Pad
CS-0031 Rock Candy 8.5″ x 11″ Cardstock
CS-0007 Candy Apple 8.5″ x 11″ Cardstock
JM-0077 Journey Color Burst
AC-0023 Cut Rhinestones
IP-0090 Silver Silk

FSJ• Be Mine Mini Cards

Hi! I am back today to share a mini card with envelope that I made featuring a few products by Fun Stampers Journey perfect for Valentines.

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One of the things I love to do when I have time to play a little bit is to make my own backgrounds. So for this card, I began by creating the main panel. I used a craft sheet to spray a little bit of Cosmic Grape and Watermelon Splashes. Then, I picked up the color by placing a Whip Cream Panel over it, I flipped it over, and I let it dry. Next, I used Heart Stencil Wall to apply Journey Gesso with a sponge, and I let it dry as well.

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After that, I die cut the panel into a pierced square, and then, I stamped a sentiment with Black Licorice Ink. I added Journey Glaze over each of the words. Next, I adhered the square panel onto a 3″ x 3″ Cosmic Grape card base.  To create the glittered heart, I adhered a piece of White Liner sheet over Whip Cream card stock. Then, I die cut a heart shape from it. I removed the paper liner to expose the sticky side and I applied glitter over it.  I adhered the heart onto the card with a foam square.  I embellished the card with a piece of Whip Cream Sparkle tape and a few silver sequins.

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I made a coordinated envelope using a fun die called Note-Envelope. This envelope fits perfectly my mini card 😉 I love this die because it has scored folds and it closes with no need of adhesive.

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To match it with the card,  I stamped the Ink Splatter stamp over the envelope with Cosmic Grape Ink, and I also stamped a mini heart with Black Licorice Ink. I added Journey Glaze over the little heart.

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Finally, I adhered a heart shape on the back of the envelope just as an extra detail.

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Well, that’s all from me for today, I hope you have a wonderful Valentines Day celebrating with family and friends. I’ll be back soon to share another project.

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

marianasignat

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supplies

You Are AT-0228
Be Mine SS-0130
Ink Splat ATS AT-0108
Note-velope Die DI-0091
Heart-felt Die Set DI-0033
Journey Squares Die Set DI-0038
Journey White Embossing Powder IP-0098
Cosmic Grape Splash IP-0120
Watermelon Color Splash IP-0083
Heart Wall Stencil JM-0084
Journey Gesso JM-0072
Fusion Ink Sponges JM-0014
Journey Heat Gun TO-0083
Journey Thread Silver AC-0204
Cut Rhinestones AC-0023
Journey Sparkle Dust AC-0013
Whip Cream Sparkle Tape AC-0258
Journey Sequins Special Celebration AC-0115
Cosmic Grape  8.5 x 11 Cardstock CS-0122
Watermelon Fusion 8.5 x 11 Cardstock CS-0039
Whip Cream 8.5 x 11 Cardstock CS-0040
White Liner Sheets AD-0113

FSJ• Love is All You Need

Last year when I went to Mexico to my mom’s house, I found a bunch of slides that my dad took of the family.  I found one of myself with a cat when I was maybe three or four years old. This is one of those pictures that can demonstrate that cats have always been a part of my life 🙂 Anyway, I scanned the slide and printed it out to make a page  with it. The resolution of the picture is not good at all, but I think it is ok for my project. So today I am sharing an 8 x 8 page that I created using several products by Fun Stampers Journey. Check it:

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To create this page I began by creating the background. I used the Heart Wall stencil along with PanPastels to create a subtle backgrounds that blends with the white card stock base. After that, I stamped the cute cat images randomly with River Stone ink. I also flicked some Bubble Gum and Silver Silks over it.

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I added a  couple of layers of card stock, a border and washi tape, that work as the base of the picture. I adhered this to the page with adhesive and I secure it with a couple of staples on both sides.  I die cut a pierced heart, and I stamped a sentiment with Black Licorice ink.

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I want to point out that this sentiment is included in a set called Amazing Day that belongs to the Bloom This Way Mini Catalog (recently released). I added color to the word love with Journey Color Splash Watercolor Pencils . I also applied Journey Glaze over it. I added this heart onto the page with foam squares.

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At this point I thought my page was still missing a few more details. So, I added  some punched hearts, a partial stamped border on the top of the page and a complementary sentiment. To finish it off, I embellished it with some dots and rhinestones.

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I love creating pages for my albums. This particular one was fun, not just because that page was about my childhood, but because I was able to include many Fun Stampers Journey products that I really like!

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

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

marianasignat

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supplies

Amazing Day Stamp set SS-0413
Tape It Stamp Set SS-0400
Creature Comforts Stamp Set SS-0308
Find Joy Stamp Set SS-0294
Heart-felt Die Set DI-0033
Heart-Felt Piercing Elements Die Set DI-0096
Border Basics Die Set DI-0144
River Stone Color Fusion Ink IP-0053
Black Licorice True Color Fusion ink  IP-0041
Lemon Grass Color Fusion Ink IP-0022
Bubble Gum Silk IP-0092
Silver Silk IP-0090
Heart Wall Stencil JM-0084
Rich Sorbets PanPastels JM-0082
Journey Color Splash Watercolor Pencils JM-0078
Journey Blending Brush Small TO-0097
Bright Day Journey Tape AC-0164
Whip Cream Sparkle Tape AC-0258
Cut Rhinestones AC-0023
Spring Accents Dots AC-0179
Whip Cream 8.5 x 11 Cardstock CS-0040
Watermelon Fusion 8.5 x 11 Cardstock CS-0039
Bubble Gum  8.5 x 11 Cardstock CS-0099
Lemon Grass  8.5 x 11 Cardstock CS-0019
Love Is TO-0006
Punch Handle TO-0031
Journey Days Stapler TO-118
Brush Silver Staples TO-120
Journey Foam Squares SM AD-0084
Journey Foam Squares MD AD-0085
Journey Glaze 4oz AD-0002
Easy Glide Permanent Adhesive Runner AD-0081
Journey Glue Dots AD-0083

The New 2017 Bloom This Way Mini-Catalog is here!

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Hi there!  I’m happy to be sharing with you another card that I made using products from new Bloom This Way Mini Catalog by Fun Stampers Journey. This catalog is full of cute products perfect for the upcoming  monthly themes: Valentine’s, Easter and Spring.  You can take a look inside the catalog by clicking >>>HERE<<<

My card features the Fry Friends Bundle which is super fun and cute! I stamped the taco and cup images with Black Licorice Ink and then I colored them with Journey Color Splash Watercolor pencils. Then, I die cut them with their matching dies. I applied Journey Gaze onto the colored images and I let them dry.

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I used a Candy Apple card base and on top of it, I layered a Rich Sorbets Prints rectangle, a Citrus Cooler paper strip, and a Whip Cream pierced square. Then, I adhered the two colored images with Journey foam squares.

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Finally, I added some punched hearts, sequins, staples and silk for the final touches.  Simple yet fun!

Please remember that Fun Stampers Journey products can be purchased through a coach in your area. To find one near you, click on the “Find a Coach” button on the top of the Fun Stampers Journey welcome page.

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

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

marianasignat

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supplies

Fry Friends Bundle
Black Licorice True Color Fusion ink  IP-0041
Silver Silk IP-0090
Journey Color Splash Watercolor Pencils JM-0078
Brush Silver Staples TO-120
Journey Sequins Special Celebration AC-0115
Rich Sorbets Prints PP-0031
Candy Apple  8.5 x 11 Cardstock CS-0007
Whip Cream 8.5 x 11 Cardstock CS-0040
Citrus Cooler 8.5 x 11 Cardstock CS-0089
Love Is TO-0006

RG’s 2017 CHA New Release Blog Hop + a Grand Prize

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Welcome to my blog! I am very happy and excited to start 2017 sharing a little bit of the NEW amazing RG’s Collections that will be released at CHA later this month. The four new collections are amazing and today we are having a Blog Hop to showcase some the new products.

I created a card featuring a collection called: Media Adventure. This collection is quite unique and beautiful. Among others, it includes dies and embossing folders. The card that I created for today, is showing one of the die sets named The Fun, which is a paper doll. Check it out:

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The Media Venture doll dies are so much fun! I love that the parts of the dolls can be die cut separately, and you can always give them  your personal touch! This time I  chose a soft color combo  for this card, and I paired the doll with some products by FSJ to complement it. You will find the complete list of products at the end of this post.

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GIVEAWAY

As part of this amazing release, Richard will be giving away a fabulous Grand Prize for a lucky winner:  $100 worth of RG products from his NEW collections  plus the RG Messenger Bag  (shown below). The total value of the prize is $150. But that is not all, besides the Grand Prize winner,  TWO Runners Up will be chosen; each will receive one of the RG messenger bags.

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The are the rules to participate are simple:

  • Post comment on RG site.
  • Post comment on each of the designer team blogs—one entry per comment. It is not required that you comment on all the participant blogs, but if you do so, you increase your chances to win.

You have until January 10th at 6:00 PM EST. to enter your comments. The winner will be chosen and announced on Wednesday, January 11th on the RG blog.

Be sure to visit all the participant blogs for inspiration and to see the other collections. Here is the complete list of participant blogs:

RG Blog
Beck
Mou
Tenia
Isha
Patricia
You are here>>> Mariana <<< You are here
Laura
Michelle
Tania

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

marianasignat

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supplies

NEW RG Products
The Fun Die Set (Media Venture Collection)

Fun Stampers Journey products:
Howdy Notes Stamp set SS-0170
Striped Love Stamp SS-0181
Journey Circles Die Set DI-0039
Bubble Gum True Color Fusion Ink IP-0058
Hazelnut Blend Color Fusion Ink IP-0012
Journey Sparkle Cuts AC-0151
Cut Rhinestones AC-0023
Pom Minis AC-0199
Oatmeal Cookie Organza Ribbon AC-0246
Whip Cream 8.5 x 11 Cardstock CS-0040
Bubble Gum  8.5 x 11 Cardstock CS-0099
Oatmeal Cookie 8.5 x 11 Cardstock  CS-0023
Banana Cream  8.5 x 11 Cardstock CS-0087
Pool Play  8.5 x 11 Cardstock CS-0092

Thankful for Hero Arts + Happy New Year Card

Once my curiosity for the crafting world was ignited in 2009, my search for inspiration has always been endless. I remember sometimes going to the craft store and spending time there, looking at the stamps and thinking of all the things that I could create with them. It was at Archivers where I saw Hero Arts stamps for the very first time, and I fell in love with them. As you can imagine, I became a fan of them. I started checking out their blog everyday, and of course, I also started participating in their challenges. I recall the first time I was one of the winners of a generous prize with this card:

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OMG! I was so excited! I might of had a big smile for days or weeks. I thought of how fortunate the talented team members were to be part of the Hero Arts family and how nice it would be to be one of them (sigh). Obviously, I continued participating, and every single time I received a prize, the happy dance certainly took place in my house 🙂

Anyways, I don’t like to brag about this, but two of my cards were selected to be on the cover of Paper Crafts Magazines back in 2011, and I used Hero Arts products on them (Peacock Card (left) & Butterfly Card (right). I loved that!  Some other cards were also selected for other issues using Hero Arts products as well.

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The prizes, the publications, and the joy of doing something that I really like, kept feeding my love for card making. One of my favorite cards that wasn’t intended for any publication is this one:

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I have to confess that in 2014 I was a little bit unmotivated. My mojo was down, and I had reached that point when you ask yourself if you should keep creating. I have always thought that when you wish with your heart, things come true. I was at that stage, when I received an email from sweet Libby Hickson, to invite me to be part of the Hero Arts Creative Team. The happy dance started again! I felt so honored to received such an unexpected and amazing invitation.

This was a great incentive for me to continue on the path of creativity! I am so grateful for Hero Arts, and for all their help, guidance and trust that they have had in me. I loved that my cards have been included in many of their catalogs (including covers) and besides that, they even gave me the chance to select a couple of color combinations with my name on them!

For two years it has been a pleasure to work with the Hero Arts Creative Team members, and learn from them too. All these ladies have always amazed me with such a great talent that they have. I love their different styles and creations.

I know every card maker has a different story, but I can say that it’s always a good motivation to have access to different sources of inspiration,  that makes you want to create more and more. I have belonged to different design teams along the way, always grateful to have the time to help these companies to showcase and promote their products. However, I am a firm believer that changes are good. Sometimes you don’t have a choice but some others, you do. Since last September, I took the opportunity to become a part timer as a crew member of  Fun Stampers Journey and I have committed to work exclusively for their brand. Today, my term with Hero Arts has come to an end. This is bitter sweet.  The Hero Arts family will always remain in my heart and will have my gratitude. I am very thankful for having had the chance to work with them.

Definitely, I can not conclude this post without sharing another Hero Arts card featuring one of the My Monthly Hero of December add-on products called Happy New Year Stamp and Cut.

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Please be sure to see who the new Hero Arts team members are… I can say that Hero has chosen right. These ladies are very talented, so I am sure they will make the HA products shine even more. Click >>>HERE<<< to meet them.

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So I hope 2017 brings to all of us the chance to fulfill all of our new year’s resolutions, as well as love, health and prosperity.

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Thanks for stopping by 🙂 Have a wonderful crafty 2017!

marianasignat

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FSJ • New Products Sneak Peek

Hey there! Today I have something to share with you. Fun Stampers Journey is about to release the new Bloom This Way catalog next week (Jan 1st.) This catalog features lots of wonderful products, and I am happy to be able to show a sneak peek of it 🙂

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The card  that I made is highlighting  the new hearts embossing folder and an adorable stamp set called Love Bandit which is just perfect for Valentines Day ♥♥♥  … I simply stamped the image with Black Licorice ink. I colored it using my Journey Color Splash Watercolor Pencils, and I enhanced some of the parts of this cute bandit with Journey Glaze.  I embellished the card with  Silver Silk,  sparkling white washi (NEW!), hearts and dots.

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Believe me, there are a bunch of new products that you can mix and match to unleash your talent creating fabulous projects. So please stay tuned,  because the new Bloom This Way catalog products are going to be available January 1st for purchase.

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

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

marianasignat

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supplies
Black Licorice True Color Fusion ink  IP-0041
Journey Color Splash Watercolor Pencils JM-0078
Journey Blending Brush Small TO-0097
Black and White Buttons AC-0157
Candy Dots AC-0134
Journey Glaze 4oz AD-0002
Silver Silk IP-0090
Whip Cream 8.5 x 11 Cardstock CS-0040
Candy Apple  8.5 x 11 Cardstock CS-0007