You Make my Heart Smile Card

Lately, I have been using some amazing products by Jane Davenport that have really made me get into the creative mode and get a bit messy too. There is something about the beautiful packaging and the GREAT quality of these products that make me want to stop doing whatever I am doing and start using them! Really!

One of my favorite products are called Inkredible Inks ArtEssentials. These are twelve beautiful colors and each of them come in a bottle that can be used to create wonderful backgrounds or used as paints to color stamped images too. But we all know that when we get into the artsy mode, there are no rules to create and let your creativity flow!

So today I am sharing a simple card, that features a quick and easy background made with Inkredible Inks. I am attaching a quick video at the end of this post so you can see how easily you can create it. Here is my finished card:

I love how easy you can layer the Inkredible Ink colors and if you paired them with a Color Splash Watercolor Sheets, you can achieve beautiful results!

Be aware that my post includes affiliate links, which means that if you click on and shop through them, I will receive a tiny commission at no cost for you. Thanks!

To avoid my watercolor panel from curving, I put it underneath something heavy to dry, and I also put a piece of scrap paper over the panel to absorb some of the moisture. While waiting for the background to dry, I used a wonderful FSJ stamp set called Cottage Bouquet to stamp the images with Black Licorice Ink. After that, I die cut it with its matching dies.

After that background panel was dried, I stamped a sentiment and I adhered it over a folded card. As always, I embellished the card with some pearls plus some gemstones and I added some Journey Glaze details. Journey Glaze is a must have product, it dries faster than other similar products on the market and it gives your cards a beautiful finishing look.

So, let me tell you that lots of Jane Davenport products are currently on sale, so this is a great opportunity to put some wonderful products in your shopping cart πŸ˜‰

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

marianasignat

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Supplies: Inkredible Ink Fresh Air ArtEssentials by Jane Davenport | Inkredible Ink Limeade ArtEssentials by Jane Davenport | Inkredible Ink Frida Cherry ArtEssentials by Jane Davenport |Cottage Bouquet Stamp Set | Cottage Bouquet Die Set|Color Splash Watercolor Sheets FSJ Cardstock | FSJ True Color Fusion Ink Pads |  Journey Glaze

Hero Arts Winter 2020 Catalog Release Blog Hop

Hello and welcome!

Today we are celebrating the launch of the Winter 2020 Catalog Release in the Hero Arts store with a fun inspirational Blog Hop. As of today, you can see and get all the new fabulous Winter products at the HA store. Very exciting! Check it out:

Winter Catalog 2020

As part of this hop, I created two cards. For the first card, I used the Color Layering Gingerbread House Combo. This combo includes a stamp set and matching frame cuts. The color layering stamp sets are a lot of fun to play with and the Misti Mini Hero Black or the Misti Regular Black are a great help when using this kind of stamps.

Be aware that my post includes affiliate links, which means that if you click on and shop through them, I will receive a tiny commission from Hero Arts at no cost for you. Thanks!

So, I created a plaid background and then, I adhered this panel over a folded card. Next, I stamped the cute gingerbread house using different colors of ink. Additionally, I stamped the small images and I die cut all the images.

I continued to stamp the sentiment over a white cardstock square and I adhered it over the card with foam tape. I adhered the house and other tiny images also with foam tape to add dimension. Last but not least, I finish off this card with some enamel dots and some Glaze details.

Supplies Card 1: SB259 Color Layering Gingerbread House Combo | Hero Arts Cardstock

The second card features the Fawn and Friends Combo and I paired it with a sentiment from a set called Comfort and Joy Messages.

This time I created a subtle background over a white panel. I adhered this panel onto a folded card . I also used the Staircase Fancy Die to be part of the background for the cute friends there. The doggie and kitty were simply stamped with black ink, colored with watercolors and die cut with their matching frame cuts.

I complemented the card with a sentiment an some gifts images also included in the Comfort and Joy Messages set. I colored those too and I finish off my card with some Glaze details and some enamel dots.

Supplies Card 2: SB263 Fawn and Friends Combo |CM468 Comfort and Joy Messages | Staircase Fancy Die| Hero Arts Cardstock

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Hero will give away three $50 gift cards, drawn from the comments left across the hop. Enter by leaving a comment between now and Sunday, September 6th at 11:59pm Pacific, and the winner will be announced on the Hero Arts blog the following week.

Please be sure to visit all the participants blogs in order to increase your chances of winning:

Hero Arts
Channin Pelletier
Daniel West
Debi Adams
Emily Midgett
Ilina Crouse
Jessica Frost-Ballas
Libby Hickson
Lydia Fiedler
Maria Willis
Michelle Short
Mindy Eggen
Seeka
Amy Kolling
Cathy Zielske
Janette Kausen
Jenn Shurkus
Jennifer McGuire
Julee Tilman
Lisa Stein
Lori Craig
You are here>>> Mariana Grigsby <<<You are here
Nichol Spohr
Nina-Marie Trapani
Teri Anderson
Wanda Guess

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Well, that’s all from me today. IΒ΄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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Other Supplies:  Journey Glaze | Journey Craft Glue | Inkredible Ink Frida Cherry ArtEssentials by Jane Davenport | Watercolor Set Neutrals ArtEssentials by Jane Davenport | Mermaid Markers ArtEssentials by Jane Davenport

Live Every Week Like it’s Shark Week Card

Hey there! Since this week is Shark Week… I have a fun card that I want to share showcasing a FSJ Set called Shark Attack and its matching die set:

I began by stamping the two cute sharks with Black Licorice Ink and I colored them with different color of Mermaid Markers… which I love, because of their bright colors! After that I die cut them with their matching dies. I also used a fun die called Pool with a View, to make a swimming pool for those sharks with their floaties.

Be aware that my post includes affiliate links, which means that if you click on and shop through them, I will receive a tiny commission. Thanks!

Then, I created the background. To do that I used a plain Beach Breeze Cardstock panel, and a Snow Queen Story Time Paint Pen to create a polka dot pattern. Next, I adhered the panel over a Rock Candy folded card. Additionally, I white-embossed a sentiment over a Black Licorice rectangle and I adhered with foam squares. I finished off the card with some wiggle eyes for the sharks and some silver sequins.

By the way, there is a fantastic deal at the Spellbinders Shop right now, so please be sure to visit them…

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Well, that’s all from me today. IΒ΄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: Shark Attack Stamp Set | Shark Attack Die Set | Pool with a View | Snow Queen Story Time Paint Pens by JD|Mermaid Markers Art Essentials by JD| FSJ Cardstock | FSJ True Color Fusion Ink Pads | Special Celebration Sequins | Wiggle Eyes |

New Craft Happy Bundle

I am happy to share today a new bundle that was just added to the Spellbinders shop. Since we all love having friends that like crafts like we do, this is the perfect bundle to create fun cards for them, or maybe a scrapbook page too, take a look:

This bundle is called Craft Happy and includes a high quality clear photopolymer stamp set and a coordinating die set. The clear stamps are a new addition to the FSJ products, so you might see from time to time a new clear stamp is added to the shop.

Be aware that my post includes affiliate links, which means that if you click on and shop through them, I will receive a tiny commission. Thanks!

Craft Happy Clear Stamp & Die Set Bundle

As you can see the set showcases craft supplies. Yes! many stamp images of tools and embellishments perfect to color with your favorite coloring technique. It also includes some clever sentiments that will help you to create pretty cards for your crafty pals.

So for this card I simply created a subtle background with Limeade Splash Liquid Color and a Sponge dauber, Then I matted the panel, and adhered it over a folded card. The images were stamped with Black licorice ink and colored with liquid colors. Then I die cut them with their matching dies. I finished it off with a white embossed sentiments, some Sparkle Silk and some Sweet Candy drops.

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Well, that’s all from me today. IΒ΄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: Craft Happy Bundle | Limeade Splash Liquid Color | FSJ Cardstock | FSJ True Color Fusion Ink Pads | Sweet Candy Drops | Sparkle Silk |

FSJ β€’ Life is Short Make it Sweet Card

Summer is just perfect to do many things outdoors, like walks, gardening, or simply sitting outside to enjoy the warm weather. Lately, since we have been spending more time at home, we have been enjoying a scoop of frozen yogurt sometimes after dinner. So, thinking about those yummy summer moments, I created this card:

My card showcases a FSJ stamp set called Sweet Life and its matching die set. I chose a color combo that reminds me of the sweetness of ice cream, so to create the duo-tone background I applied Lovely Blue and Banana Cream liquid colors over my Whip Cream cardstock panel with a dauber dowel. I let it dry and after that I matted the panel, and adhered over a Bubblegum folded card.

Be aware that my post includes affiliate links, which means that if you click on and shop through them, I will receive a tiny commission. Thanks!

I stamped the images with Black Licorice ink over Whip Cream cardstock, I colored them using my Journey Splash Watercolor Pencils and I die-cut them with their matching dies . I added some Journey Glaze and Sparkle Cuts details too. The sentiment was simply stamped over a stitched circle and enhanced with Journey Glaze as well. I finished up this card by adding some Sweet Candy Drops and some Sparkle Silk.

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Well, that’s all from me today. IΒ΄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: Sweet Life Stamp set | Sweet Life Die Set |Lovely Liquid Color | Banana Cream Liquid Color | Journey Splash Watercolor Pencils | FSJ Cardstock | FSJ True Color Fusion Ink Pads | Sweet Candy Drops | Sparkle Silk | Journey Sparkle Cuts |Journey Glaze |

FSJ β€’ Happy Travels Card

Hello there! Quick post today sharing a card featuring a Fun Stampers Journey stamp set called Hit the Road. This set can be used to create cards as well as scrapbooking projects…

I used the main image along with a sentiment for this card. The vintage truck image is perfect to color and in this case, I stamped it onto River Stone Carstock with Black Licorice ink. Then, I colored it with my Journey Color Burst color pencils, using the Whip Cream color pencil at the end to add some details that give the truck a bit of dimension (according to me πŸ™‚ )

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Next, I created the Whip Cream panel using the Gilded Nested Rectangle die sThen, I created the Whip Cream panel using the Gilded Nested Rectangle die set, which basically are rectangles with beveled corners… they look really really nice! So, I simply stamped the route map image with River Stone ink over the rectangle. After that, I adhered the panel and truck over a Rock Candy folded card, and I included a strip of Black Licorice Sparkle washi tape that I affixed with a few staples. I finished up this card with some sequins and a white-embossed sentiment over a Black Licorice strip.

Hit the Road Stamp Set
Hit the Road Stamp Set

Starry Night Sequins
Starry Night Sequins

Black Licorice Sparkle Washi Tape
Black Licorice Sparkle Washi Tape

Gilded Nested Rectangle Die Set | River Stone True Color Fusion Ink | Black Licorice True Color Fusion Ink | Clear Pigment Ink | Journey White Embossing Powder | River Stone Cardstock |Rock Candy Cardstock | Whip Cream Cardstock| Black Licorice Cardstock

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Well, that’s all from me today. IΒ΄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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Hello Card

Hey there! Days are flying by, but one of the things that I like to do everyday, no matter what, is to dedicate an hour or so to do my crafts. I have been organizing, doing scrapbooking, and of course my cards. Another thing that I have been trying to do is to order some craft supplies from some of my favorite stores including local stores. I really wouldn’t like to see any craft store closing their doors forever, so I am trying to help a little bit.

Anyway, here I am sharing a card that I create with some cool products from Hero Arts. I am including a quick recipe and a list of supplies too. Check it out:

My card showcases a pretty set called Hello Toucan. This set includes cute toucan images that are perfect to color. Coloring can be a good stress reliever. So nowadays it has been good for me to keep my color pencils and markers handy all the time πŸ˜‰ This time, I chose my color pencils to color the cool toucan, flowers and leaves. The rest, two green tones of cardstock, a sentiment, enamel dot and glaze details.

Be aware that my post includes affiliate links, which means that if you click on and shop through them, I will receive a tiny commission. Thanks!

Quick Card Recipe:

  1. Create a folded card from Pesto color cardstock.
  2. Use the Leaves & Vines Fancy Die and a Palm color cardstock rectangle (3″ x 5.5) to create a partial background. Adhere to card with craft glue.
  3. Die cut a rectangle from Dove White cardstock. Stamp sentiment with black ink. Adhere over card front with foam tape.
  4. Stamp images with black ink over Dove White cardstock. Color with color pencils. Die cut with their matching dies. Arrange and adhere over card.
  5. Apply glaze details, enamel dots and a wiggle eye.

Hero Arts products: Hello Toucan | Hello Toucan Frame Cuts | Leaves & Vines Fancy Die |Nesting Rectangles Infinity Dies | Hero Hues Premiun Cardstock Pesto |Hero Hues Premium Cardstock Palm | Hero Hues Premium Cardstock Dove White |Sunset Hero Hues Enamel Dots |Intense Black Ink

Other Supplies: Color Burst Pure Color Pencils | Journey Glaze |Journey Craft Glue |Wiggle Eyes |

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Well, that’s all from me today. IΒ΄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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Hang In There + Spring Cleaning Warehouse Sale

Hello there! I know these past last weeks have been hard for everyone because, spending a lot of time at home can be challenging. In my case, besides doing some organizing and cleaning in home I have also been taking advantage of the extra time making some cards. So, today I am sharing a simple card that I created using one super cute stamp set called: Don’t Hurry, take a look:

I began by creating the subtle background using a Dauber Dowel Small and Lovely Blue Liquid Color. I wet the dauber with the liquid color and applied it from center towards the edges in a circular motion. I achieved a pretty ombrΓ© effect. Then, while the panel was drying, I colored the sloth and branch using my Color Burst Pure Color Pencils. One of the things that I like to do when I am using my color pencils, is to moisten the tip of a Color Burst Blender stick with a product called Gamsol. This product helps to get rid off a little bit of the texture that color pencils leave on paper and it also helps to blend the different tones of colors that you are using.

For the sentiment I used a set called Solid-Bet Stamp Set and its Matching Die Set (Outline Bet Die Set). These two products are currently ON SALE at a great price. For this card I stamped the word “hang” and I used part of a sentiment included in the stamp set. I arranged all the elements over the background and I adhered the panel over a folded card. To finish up this card I adhered some small heart stickers.

Please feel free to click on any of the links below to see more details about the products that I used to create my card:

Don’t Hurry Stamp Set | Solid-Bet Stamp Set| Outline Bet Die Set |Liquid Colors | Color Burst Blender | Color Burst Pure Color Pencils | Dauber Dowel Small |

Additionally, I want to share that at Spellbinders and Fun Stampers Journey currently are having a fabulous sale:

The deals are awesome with lots of fantastic products that you might want to have in your stash, like dies, stamp sets, embellishments and tools. So today I am also sharing some cards that I created in the past with a few of the stamp sets and products on sale:

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Be aware that my post includes affiliate links, which means that if you click on and shop through them, I will receive a tiny commission. Thanks!

Well, that’s all from me today. IΒ΄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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My Monthly Hero Blog Hop + Giveaway

The new My Monthly Hero kit has just been released and it will be available as of TODAY March 2nd at the Hero Arts store, but be aware that this kit is available for a limited time only – once it’s gone, it’s gone. For this month, Hero will start shipping the kits and add-ons on March 16 due to some supplier delays. We all know you are excited to get your kit and Hero will work to ship earlier if possible. Thank you for your wonderful patronage and patience. Please remember that you have the option to subscribe and receive the kit monthly and never miss one.  

The theme for March features a wonderful color layering set that comes with dies and other great products perfect to create amazing projects for Spring with an oriental touch, take a look:

The kit includes: 6β€³ x 8β€³ Clear Stamp Set, 5 Coordinating Frame Cut Dies, 5 Ink Cubes (Green Hills, Field Greens, Dusty Blue, Rose Madder, Cotton Candy), 6 5.5″x 8.5″ Sheets of Cardstock (2 each of Peony, Kiwi and Mist),  Pink Puff Embossing Powder 0.5 oz. The value of this kit is $70, but it can be yours for only $34.99… so this is really a good deal!

This month, there also some phenomenal add-ons products, and I had the chance to create with some of them. My first card features Dreams Will Blossom Stamp set and its Frame Cuts:

The set includes a couple of flower bouquets and some sentiments. I stamped one of the flowers stamps over white cardstock, and I added some color details with markers. This stamp is so pretty that it doesn’t really need much color to look lovely! I complemented the image with a sentiment that I white-embossed over a black cardstock strip. I placed both of them over a double layer of rectangles.

Then, I created the background using a stencil called Leaf Pattern (this stencil came along with the June MMH kit). I used it to embossed a dark pink cardstock panel, and after that I adhered it over a black folded card. I adhered the focal point layers over the card, and I embellished it with yellow enamel dots.

HA Supplies Card#1: Dreams Will Blossom | Dreams Will Blossom Frame Cuts | Sunset Hero Hues Enamel Dots |

My second card shows a cute and fun set called Kittens in Kimonos.

I began by creating the stamped background. Using the Parasol Bold Prints stamp with red ink over a red cardstock panel, I created a subtle image. I added the panel over a black folded card.

After that, I stamped two of the kittens over white cardstock and colored them with markers. I die cut them with their matching frame cuts. Then, I white-embossed a sentiment over a black cardstock strip. To finish up the card I arranged the stamped element over the card and I complement them with a white circle shape, decorative tape and some enamel dots. Simple yet fun!

HA Supplies Card#2: Kittens in Kimonos | Kittens in Kimonos Frame Cuts | Parasol Patterns Bold Prints | Aquas Hero Hues Enamel Dots

Hero will give away one $50 gift card, drawn from the comments left across the hop. Enter by Sunday, March 8th at 11:59pm pacific, and the winner will be announced on the Hero Arts blog the following week.

Please be sure to visit all the participants blogs in order to increase your chances of winning:

Hero Arts
Michelle Short
Jessica Frost-Ballas
Caly Person
Channin Pelletier
Debi Adams
Emily Midgett
Ilina Crouse
Janette Kausen
Yana Smakula
Daniel West
Jennifer McGuire
Nichol Spohr
Laurie Willison
Lydia Fiedler
Julee Tilman
You Are Here>>> Mariana Grigsby <<<You Are Here
Amy Kolling
Maria Willis
Seeka

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Be aware that my post includes affiliate links, which means that if you click on and shop through them, I will receive a tiny commission from Hero Arts. Thanks!

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

marianasignat

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Other Supplies: Nestabilities Hemstitch Rectangles |Journey Glaze |

You Are One in a Chameleon Card

Happy Friday! I have a Hero Arts card today that features a pretty Stamp & Cut set called Chameleon. This type of sets are fabulous because they make things easier for you. You get the stamps and matching dies in the same package at a great price. So, take a look of the card I created:

For this card, the images were simply colored with Chameleon Markers (how clever, right?) and then they were die cut with their matching dies. I arranged them over a circle shape and I of course I also white-embossed sentiment onto a black small circle to complement the focal point.

To make the background I used a a green panel that I previously created with FSJ liquid colors. Then, I stamped the Jungle Bold Prints background over it with Lime to Forever Green OmbrΓ© Ink Pad. This kind of pads are one of my favorite products from Hero Arts, just because they make your stamping more interesting and fun! I matted the panel with a darker green panel and adhered it over a folded card. After that, I placed the main elements over the card, I embellished it with some Sunset Hero Hues Enamel Dots, Journey Glaze and Journey Sparkle Cuts details.

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Be aware that my post includes affiliate links, which means that if you click on and shop through them, I will receive a tiny commission. Thanks!

Well, that’s all from me today. IΒ΄ll be back soon to share another project. Thanks for stopping by β€’  I hope you all have a wonderful crafty weekend!

marianasignat

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DC265 Chameleon Stamp & Cut | CG778 Jungle Bold Prints | Intense Black Ink |CH328 Sunset Hero Hues Enamel Dots |AF320 Lime to Forever Green OmbrΓ© Ink Pad |Journey Glaze | Journey Sparkle Cuts

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Toucan Do It Card


Hello, hello! Quick post today just to share a shaker card that I created using a fun and pretty Spellbinders die set called Shapeabilities Botanical House Etched Dies, take a look:

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I don’t often create shaker cards, but I have to say that they are fun to make. In this case the house frame and the leaves were placed above the acetate. I affixed them between the frame and the acetate and then, the confetti was placed underneath the acetate so it could move freely.

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I thought that pretty house was missing some visitors, so I used a couple of toucan and flower stickers to create a fun scene. I also stamped a sentiment from a FSJ stamp set called Toucan Do It. If you like this set, please be sure to visit the SB store and see all the new stuff that they have i

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Be aware that my post includes affiliate links, which means that if you click on and shop through them, I will receive a tiny commission. Thanks!

Well, that’s all from me today. IΒ΄ll be back soon to share another project. Thanks for stopping by β€’  I hope you all have a wonderful crafty rest of the week!

marianasignat

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Shapeabilities Botanical House Etched Dies | Toucan Friends Chipboard Stickers |Toucan Do It Stamp Set | Confetti Sparkle Elements – Lemon Grass |