FSJ • New Mystic Romance Collection {Miss You}

Hello friends! Lately, I have been having a lot of fun playing with all the New Mystic Romance Collection by Fun Stampers Journey. This collection is one of my favorites from the New FSJ 2017-2018 Inspiration Book & Catalog, specially because it showcases beautiful stamps that have a stitched or embroidery look.  Richard Garay and my team pals have been posting projects using this collection, so  please be sure to see all of them: >Richard 1< >Laura< >Michelle< >Patricia 1< >Patricia 2< and >Richard 2<  All of these projects are simply amazing!

Today I am sharing a card that I created using a stamp set called Stitched Dreams. This set features a swan image along with a pretty bee and some beautiful flowers.

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I begun by arranging the different flower stamps over an acrylic block. Then,  I put Banana Cream and Bubble Gum Liquid colors over the Gel press (I will explain a little bit more about this Gel Press in my next post). After that, I rolled the Brayer a few times over the Gel Press to pick up the colors. I transferred the ink from the Brayer directly over the stamps by rolling it.  Next, I simply stamped the flowers over a Whip Cream rectangle. I picked up more color from the Gel press with the brayer, and  I stamped the images again. I repeated this a few times to create the background.  Besides that,  I rolled the brayer over the edges  to distressed them. I added some stitches marks with a die that belongs to a set called Pocket Cuts. I sprinkle a little bit of Limeade Splash Liquid color over the background with a brush, just to complement my combo and then, I adhered the panel onto a Bubble Gum cardstock card.

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I stamped the swan over Whip Cream cardstock with Black Licorice ink.  I die cut one swan with its matching die, I colored its beak with a Burst Color pencil, and I applied Journey Glaze and Sparkle cuts over the swan’s tail.  I stamped another swan on another piece of Whip Cream cardstock, and I apply Journey Glaze and Sparkle cuts over the wing. I trimmed the wing with my scissors and I adhered it over the other whole swan. I used a glue dot and two small foam squares to give a little bit of dimension to the wing… so pretty!

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To finish this card I added some Lemon Grass thread, a sentiment that I white embossed over a Black Licorice cardstock strip, Whip Cream Sparkle Tape, and I added some sequins. I really liked how this card turned out!

Please be sure to visit the Fun Stampers Journey for more inspiration and the RG Signature FB page. Richard constantly shares videos showing new techniques and projects 😉

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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 week!

marianasignat

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supplies
Stitched Dreams stamp set SS-0512
Stitched Dreams Die Set DI-0371
Liquid Color Bundle BD-0303
Journey Gel Press JM-0107
Journey Color Burst JM-0077
Pocket Cuts Die Set DI-0219
Journey Glaze 4oz AD-0002
Journey Sparkle Cuts AC-0151
Lemon Grass Thread AC-0132
Journey Sequins Bloom Time AC-0114
Whip Cream Sparkle Tape AC-0258
Black Licorice True Color Fusion Ink IP-0041
Brayer TO-0087
Whip Cream 8.5 x 11 Cardstock CS-0040
Bubble Gum 8.5 x 11 Cardstock CS-0099

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• 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

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

FSJ• Brrr! Snow Buddy Card

Hello! This is the time of the year when the days are very cold, and the only thing you want to  do is to stay home! Today I had the perfect excuse to stay home and craft for a little bit, so I created  a card  featuring some Fun Stampers Journey products. The stamp set that I used is called Snow Buddy and I have to point out that this is a set that has a coordinating die set. You can buy them separately or as a bundle! Fun Stampers Journey products can be purchase 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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I began by using a Color Splash Sheet and Journey Color Splash Watercolor Pencils to create the background of this card.  I wasn’t sure how to cover a large area with color, so I had to practice a little bit, and I ended up just doing long strokes of color from top to bottom using a large Blending Brush . I did first a layer of blue, and then red. I repeated the steps until I was pleased with the results. After that, I white-embossed the snowflakes. Then,  I matted this panel with Cranberry Bliss card stock. I tied Journey Twine Licorice Twist around the background panel and I adhered it over a Huckleberry Fusion base card.

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The cute buddy was simply stamped over Whip Cream card stock with Black Licorice ink, and colored with watercolor pencils as well.  I  die cut it with its matching die, and I added Journey Glaze and Sparkle Cuts details. Then, I adhered this piece onto the card with foam squares. Finally, I added a sentiment, some Holiday Elements, sequins and rhinestones.

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Yesterday we had some snow, not a lot, but just enough to make me want to stay home. My husband and I took our Shelby for a walk this morning (she is always happy to go outside.)  We are having  a second round of snow, and temperatures will drop drastically by Wednesday 😦 For sure we will all be bundled up like the little buddy of my card 🙂

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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 week!

marianasignat

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supplies
Snow Buddy Bundle BD-0036
Black Licorice True Color Fusion ink  IP-0041
Journey White IP-0098
Journey Color Splash Watercolor Pencils JM-0078
Color Splash Sheets  JM-0076
Journey Blending Brush Small TO-0097
Journey Blending Brush Medium TO-0098
Journey Blending Brush Large TO-0099
Cut Rhinestones AC-0023
Journey Sequins Holiday Elements AC-0116
Journey Sequins Special Celebration AC-0115
Journey Sparkle Cuts AC-0151
Journey Twine Licorice Twist AC-0267
Journey Glue Dots AD-0083
Journey Foam Squares SM AD-0084
Journey Foam Squares MD AD-0085
White Liner AD-0001
Journey Glaze 4oz AD-0002
Whip Cream 8.5 x 11 Cardstock CS-0040
Huckleberry Fusion 8.5 x 11 Cardstock CS-0015
Cranberry Bliss 8.5 x 11 Cardstock CS-0090