HA 2017 Valentine’s Collection Blog Hop

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Welcome! Today I am happy to be joining this hop that celebrates the launch of the 2017 Valentine’s Collection in the Hero Arts store! Be sure to visit the Hero Arts store to see the complete collection!

As part of this launch, I created a card using three fabulous products which I definitely love: Destination Paris, Heart Pattern Bold Prints and the new Nesting Hearts Infinity Dies.

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I stamped the Heart Pattern Bold Prints over a card base ( Blush mix Layering Papers  -Carnation color) with Pale Tomato Shadow Ink. After that I stamped the Destination Paris image over Snow Layering paper with Intense Black Ink. I colored the image using Chameleon Markers and then, I die cut this panel into a large heart. I applied Glossy Accents and glitter over the colored image. I let this dry.

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I also die cut a large heart from Blush mix Layering Papers  (Punch color) and I adhered this heart over the base card. I adhered the stamped heart over the card with foam tape (If you trim off the right side of the hearts before you adhere them, makes things easier). To finish off this card I simply added some sequins and thread.

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Hero will be giving away two $25 shopping sprees, drawn from comments left across all blogs in the hop. Please comment by Thursday, December 15 at 11:59pm PT and they will announce the winner the following week.

The Hero Arts Blog
Jennifer McGuire
Yana Smakula
me>>>Mariana Grigsby<<<me
Amy Tsuruta
Clare Prezzia
Jana Millen
Ilina Crouse
Libby Hickson

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

marianasignat

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My Monthly Hero Blog Hop: December

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Happy Monday everyone!

Today is the release day for the My Monthly Hero kit of December! This new wonderful kit will be available TODAY December 5th 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. Kits begin shipping from Hero Arts on Monday, December 12.

The kit contains: a 4″x6″ clear stamp set, a set of 8 coordinating Frame Cuts dies that match the stamp set, two Fancy word dies – “cheers” and “party”, a set of Paper Layering dies for adding a sunburst or sparkler effect, fun new gold glitter embossing powder, Custom washi tape designed for the kit, a gold Uni-ball Gel Pen, 4 half sheets of gold foil card stock, 2 half sheets of each metallic card stock: purple, pink, dark blue and antique gold. The kit value is $65, an amazing deal at $34.99

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There are several optional add-on items: SA092 Pop The Cork Stencil:,  SA093 Champagne StencilSA091 Celebration Words StencilCM123 Birthday CelebrationDI343 Birthday Celebration Frame Cuts, DI339 Party Confetti Fancy Die , DI341 Martini Fancy DieDC202 Cocktail Party Stamp & Cut, DC203 Happy New Year Stamp & Cut.

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For this special ocasion I created two cards. The first one, features images from the main kit. Check it:

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I created the background panel by simply using a sponge dauber and different colors of Hybrid inks. I love how the round sponge marks make sort of bokeh effect.  After that I stamped the bottle image over a piece of Snow layering paper, I colored it with Chameleon markers and I die cut the shape with its matching die.  I also die cut the Cheers fancy die from black card stock.

Once I had those elements ready I place them over the background panel, just to see where I was going to stamp the complementary text, little bubbles and sparks.  I used Intense Black ink to do that.  Finally, I adhered bottle and sentiment with foam tape, and I embellished with some sequins here and there.

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My second card features some of the Add-On products which I think are fabulous! Check it out:

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This time I used the DI339 Party Confetti Fancy Die along with the dark blue metallic card stock. I adhered over a gold foil card stock panel  and then, over a Snow Layering paper card base. I used one  infinity die circle to die cut a frame for the champagne glasses, and  I gold embossed the bubbles (CM123 Birthday Celebration).  I adhered the circle over the card with foam tape.

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Then, I die cut two of the glasses (DI343 Birthday Celebration Frame Cuts )  with Snow Layering paper and other two with gold foil card stock. I trimmed off the upper part of the gold ones with scissors, just because I wanted them to look like as if they were clinking😉 Then I adhered the gold ones over the white ones. I   adhered them over the circle with foam tape as well. To finish off this card, I gold embossed the sentiment (CM123 Birthday Celebration) over a strip of dark blue metallic card stock, I adhered it over the circle and I embellished the card with some gold sequins.

As always Hero is giving away one kit as a prize to one blog reader – selected from the comments across all of the blogs in the hop. Giveaway closes December 11 at 11:59pm, and the winner will be announced the following week. Here is the complete list of participant blogs:

The Hero Arts Blog
Yana Smakula
me>>> Mariana Grigsby <<<me
May Park
Amy Tsuruta
Clare Prezzia
Laura Bassen
Wanda Guess
Lydia Fiedler
Ilina Crouse
Julie Ebersole at Ellen Hutson’s CLASSroom
Shari Carroll at Simon Says Stamp
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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Today’s Card: Christmas Wishes

This is the time of the year that I start  gathering the Christmas cards that I have made so far, in order so send them to my friends. In past years, I have selected a card design that I really like and I have mass-produced it. Well,  for the last couple of years I have been busier than normal,  so I have opted for sending only  the cards that I have. I like selecting the cards I believe my friends would like, and then I write a few lines for each of them. Anyway, today I am sharing a simple card that I made using some Hero Arts products.

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To create the background I used the Calendar Bold Prints stamp using Unicorn Pigment Ink over a Blush Mix Layering paper panel. I adhered this panel over a card base.

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To create the main panel, I used a very pretty  stamp set  called Vintage Christmas Wishes. I simply stamped the images using different colors of ink over a Snow Layering paper panel (Moss Hybrid Ink, Caramel Hybrid Ink, Soft Granite Shadow Ink, and Intense Black ink). Then, I tied a Bakers twine bow, and I matted the panel with Kraft card stock. I adhered the panel over the card base, and after that,  I simply embellished the card with gemstones, sequins and  Glossy Accents.

Hopefully this year I can send my cards by the end of the second week of December. How about you? Do you like to make different designs  or only one? Are you still in the process of making your Holiday cards?

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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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FSJ • Season’s Greetings Card

Hello everyone! I am back today just to share a card that features a stamp set bundle called Robin Holiday, and I paired it with some other fabulous products by Fun Stampers Journey.

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The stamp  set includes two pretty Robin images as well as some matching sentiments. These are the perfect images to color using your favorite coloring technique. In this case I used the Journey Color Splash Watercolor Pencils, which are super fun to use.

Anyway, I began by creating a card base, and a stamped background panel. The background stamp that I used is called  Striped Love Stamp . This large background was stamped over Cool Pool card stock with Cool Pool ink. Then I layered it over the card base. I created a pierced panel using the Pocket Cuts die set and Whip Cream card stock. I adhered this panel over the background.

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I stamped the pretty bird over Whip Cream card stock with Black Licorice Ink. These images are quite detailed, so this makes the coloring part even easier. After the coloring part was done, I die cut the image with its matching die.  I also stamped a sentiment over Whip Cream card stock and I die cut it into an oval.

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Using Journey Thread Gold I created a couple loops onto the card, and then I adhered the bird image and sentiment using some Journey Foam Squares.  To finish off this card,  I flicked Gold silk over it,  I added some Journey Glaze and Sparkle cuts details, as well as some  Holiday Sequins.

Please be sure to visit the Fun Stampers Blog for inspiration, tips and ideas. They are  currently  having a promotion on planners and products now through December 31st.  The have put together bundles,  either size personal or the A5 planner (like the one I am showing today).  Please be sure to visit the FSJ store to see the amazing  bundles by clicking on the image below:

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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

Robin Holiday Bundle BD-0157
Striped Love Stamp SS-0181
Pocket Cuts Die Set DI-0219
Journey Ovals Die Set DI-0042
Black Licorice True Color Fusion ink  IP-0041
Hazelnut Blend Color Fusion Ink IP-0012
Cool Pool True Color Fusion Ink IP-0074
Silver Silk IP-0090
Gold Silk IP-0096
Journey Thread Gold AC-205
Journey Sequins Holiday Elements AC-0116
Journey Sparkle Cuts AC-0151
Journey Glaze 4oz AD-0002
Journey Color Splash Watercolor Pencils JM-0078
Easy Glide Permanent Adhesive Runner AD-0081
Journey Glue Dots AD-0083
Journey Foam Squares SM AD-0084
Green Olive  8.5 x 11 Cardstock CS-0113
Cool Pool 8.5 x 11 Cardstock CS-0118
Whip Cream 8.5 x 11 Cardstock CS-0040

FSJ • December Planner Pages

I have been planning a little bit ahead for the coming Winter break just because we will spend some of those days visiting good friends in Florida, so I prepared a couple of pages for that specific week. I decorated these pages more than normal, thinking that maybe I can use some of the components  as part of a Christmas scrapbooking layout, that I will be making after the Holidays.

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To begin, I partially covered the days of the week on the left with card stock, just to make them different, and I stamped a few images here and there. I also adhered a border over the rings side.  As you can see, I haven’t finished writing everything because I am still in the planning stage of the activities with our friends🙂 The planner that I am using today is a size A5, which is bigger with lots of space for your notes.

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Between the two pages of the week, I included and acetate page, which was layered with a Holiday prints panel and a Notebook page. I embellished that side with a stamped image, a paper clip and sequins.  If I need more space for a list or notes, I can always use the back of the printed paper to add another notebook page🙂

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The right side shows the Fun Sleeve shape.  I love this die template. You can embellish it as you wish and use it to keep important little things there. I am going to use it to hold the tickets of the places that we are going to visit.

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Just by  adding small details like the paper clip and scalloped edge, you can enhance your projects, it is fun and sometimes paper scraps work perfectly for this purpose.

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Behind the sleeve, I included another partial page that holds a photo frame. This is another of my favorites die templates!  I decorated it  with a few die cut elements, drops and sequins. Making you planner pages can be so much fun!🙂

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Currently  Fun Stampers Journey is having a promotion on planners and products now through December 31st.  The have put together bundles,  either size personal or the A5 planner (like the one I am showing today).  Please be sure to visit the FSJ store to see the amazing  bundles by clicking on the image below:

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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
Snow Buddy Bundle BD-0036
Classic Ornaments Bundle BD-0155
Tape It Stamp Set SS-0400
Planner Elements Stamp Set SS-402
Bam Notes Stamp Set SS-0404
Lemon Grass Color Fusion Ink IP-0022
Cool Pool True Color Fusion Ink IP-0074
Bubble Gum True Color Fusion Ink IP-0058
Whip Cream Color Fusion Ink IP-0009
Black Licorice True Color Fusion ink  IP-0041
Clear View Sheets CS-0121
Border Basics Die Set DI-0144
Fun Sleeve DI-0258
Note Page (Flipbook Page) Die DI-0268
Create a Bow Mini Die Set DI-0103
Snapshot Frames Die Set DI-0045
Tab Clips Die Set DI-0240
Fab Tabs Small SR-0031
Just Write Gels JD-0060
Rainbow Drops  AC-0178
Journey Sequins Special Celebration AC-0115
Fun Day Elements AC-0101
Snowflake Elements AC-0068
Journey Foam Squares MD AD-0085
White Liner AD-0001
‘Tis the Season Prints PP-0034
Whip Cream 8.5 x 11 Cardstock CS-0040
Cool Pool 8.5 x 11 Cardstock CS-0118
Green Olive  8.5 x 11 Cardstock CS-0113
Candy Apple  8.5 x 11 Cardstock CS-0007

FSJ • Give Thanks Card

The Journey Holidays Inspiration and Trends Mini Catalog is amazing. This catalog features stamps perfect to create any kind of projects for the current festivities. I created a card showcasing some of the Thanksgiving products.  You can find the complete list of supplies at the end of this post.

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I used a turkey and sentiment images included in a set called Thanksgiving Traditions. I thought that turkey is super cute, just because it reminds me of the wild turkeys that you can see around this area🙂 Anyhow,   I used the Autumn Prints to cover the panel. This is a quick and easy way to speed your card projects🙂 Then, I added the stitches details along the sides with a die included in a set called Pocket Cuts Die Set . With the same set I created the square panel that I used to stamp the sentiment. I tilted it to look like a rhombus😉

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The Turkey was simply stamped over Oatmeal Cookie Cardstock and die cut with its matching die. I created a cluster of elements along with the turkey with some leaves that I die cut using a small leaf die that belongs to a die set called Snapshot Frames  (I love this die set!) Additionally, I included ribbon, some gold elements, Journey Glaze  and Gold silk details here and there.

If you haven’t seen  The Journey Holidays Inspiration and Trends Mini Catalog, be sure to take a look of the fabulous products included in it. All the products are available through a Coach. There is a link over the Fun Stampers Journey site where you can find one in your area.

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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

Thanksgiving Traditions Stamp Set SS-0392
Thanksgiving Traditions Die Set DI-0237
Pocket Cuts Die Set DI-0219
Snapshot Frames Die Set DI-0045
Pumpkin Bread Color Fusion Ink IP-0011
Hazelnut Blend Color Fusion Ink IP-0012
Butter Cream 8.5 x 11 Cardstock CS-0006
Oatmeal Cookie 8.5 x 11 Cardstock  CS-0023
Pumpkin Bread  8.5 x 11 Cardstock CS-0098
Gold Silk IP-0096
Autumn Prints PP-0036
Gold Elements AC-0152
Gingham Ribbon Cocoa Powder AC-0110
Journey Foam Squares MD AD-0085
White Liner AD-0001
Journey Glaze 4oz AD-0002
Easy Glide Permanent Adhesive Runner AD-0081
Journey Glue Dots AD-0083

FSJ • November Planner Pages

Hey there! I have a couple of planner pages that I want to share with you today. These pages were created using a bunch of products by Fun Stampers Journey.  The Be the Journey Trends Mini Catalog is filled with awesome new products, just perfect to decorate and plan your everyday activities and important celebrations.

110916web_plannertgI created these pages for the week of Thanksgiving and I used the Receipt Pocket as the main component to hold receipts, coupons, etc. that I am going to be using during those days.  This die is   one of my favorites just because is very useful, and you can decorate it as you wish.

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You can make a good use of any of your other FSJ stamps and embellishments when creating your pages.  Additionally to the pocket page, I made a partial middle page from card stock to hold a little list of things to complete on one side, and a Thanksgiving card on the other side.

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I like to use regular stamps combined with the new planner stamps, that are just the perfect size to add some extra details to your notes. I have to confess that making planner pages can be a lot of fun, specially because there are no rules.

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Besides that, you can always use some of your other FSJ dies to add more details onto your pages…

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I f you haven’t experimented with this (wink, wink) I highly recommend you to give it a try. Super fun indeed. Please refer to the list at the end of this post to  find the name of the products that I used for this project.

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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
Thanksgiving Traditions Stamp Set SS-0392
Autumn Time Stamp Set SS-0147
Journey Circles Die Set DI-0039
Thanksgiving Traditions Die Set DI-0237
Branched Teardrop Die DI-0160
Snapshot Frames Die Set DI-0045
Tab Clips Die Set DI-0240
Fab Tabs Small SR-0031
Cocoa Powder Color Fusion Ink IP-0016
Green Olive True Color Fusion ink IP-0072
Citrus Cooler Color Fusion Ink IP-0048
Pumpkin Bread Color Fusion Ink IP-0011
Summer Days Color Fusion Ink IP-0042
Pumpkin Bread  8.5 x 11 Cardstock CS-0098
Green Olive  8.5 x 11 Cardstock CS-0113
Cocoa Powder  8.5 x 11 Cardstock CS-0008
Whip Cream 8.5 x 11 Cardstock CS-0040
Butter Cream 8.5 x 11 Cardstock CS-0006
Autumn Prints PP-0036
Gold Silk IP-0096
Page Huggers AC-0254
Fun Day Elements AC-0101
Rainbow Drops  AC-0178
Forever Hearts Chips AC-0213
Journey Thread Gold AC-205
Just Write Gels JD-0060