Hero Arts Anniversary Blog Hop • Day 1

Welcome! Today I am thrilled to be joining a fun Hero Arts Blog Hop that celebrates the launch of the 2019 Summer Catalog as well as the 45th Anniversary of Hero Arts in the crafting industry! So exciting!

This is a three day event in which each day a different group of talented crafters will be sharing projects using products from the new catalog. Please be sure to visit the Hero Arts store to see the new catalog as well as all the new amazing products!

As part of this celebration, I created two cards using a stamp set called: Curious Cat, which is absolutely adorable!

The images were stamped with Intense Black ink and then colored with markers. I die cut the images with their matching frame cuts, which are also available at the Hero store. Additionally, I created a subtle background with a stencil, ink and a sponge dauber, and I finished up this card with some twine and clear dots.

For my second card, I used a different cat and fish images that are super cute too. This time I stamped the fish bowl using Soft Sky ink and then I colored the water with markers. I colored the images with markers as well, then I adhered the fish over the bowl image with foam tape.

After that, I stamped the bowl again over a clear acetate with StazOn Jet Black ink , and then I die cut it with its matching die. I added a drop of Glaze over the fish and I placed the clear bowl over the fish. Then, I simply arranged the cat to complete the cute scene. The final touches for this card were, a white-embossed sentiment, washi tape and some dots.

Hero Arts have gathered some fabulous prizes from some industry friends and partners for this hop, so take a look of the amazing list of sponsor and prizes:

As always, Winners will be drawn from people who leave comments along the blog hop over the three days – comment all three days for more chances to win! Comment by Sunday, June 2 at 11:59pm PST, and Hero Arts will announce the winners on the HA blog the following week.

Here is the list of participant blogs of Day 1:

Hero Arts
Caly Person
Debi Adams
Ellen Hutson LLC
Emily Midgett
Ilina Crouse
Janette Kausen
Jessica Frost-Ballas
Julee Tilman
Kathy Racoosin
Libby Hickson
Mariana Grigsby
May Sukyong Park
Michelle Short
Yana Smakula

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Well, that’s all from me 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 Stamp of the Month: Natural Dreamer

The new Fun Stampers Journey Stamp of The Month is called Natural Dreamer and it showcases pretty whimsy images that are just perfect to create fabulous projects. So, today I am sharing a card that I created with this set:


I began by stamping a Lace background image over a Watermelon Fusion cardstock panel with Sweet Berry True Color Fusion ink. Then, I adhered the panel over a Sweet Berry folded card.

The focal point was created by Stamping the image over a Whip Cream circle with Sweet Berry True Color Fusion ink. Then, I white-embossed a second image over vellum. After that, I placed the embossed image onto the Sweet Berry image a bit off center to create a shadow effect. With the image on the right place, I made some pencil marks so I could die cut the vellum into a circle slightly bigger than the one below. I adhered the two circles together with a few glue dots (placing them where they were not going to be noticeable).

The rest of the card was simple: a white-embossed sentiment over a Black Licorice strip and matted with a gold strip, Gold Fashion pearls, a heart shaped clip and some silk.

Please remember that for more ideas and inspiration,  be sure to visit the Fun Stampers Journey Blog,  Facebook page,  Instagram and Pinterest.

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

marianasignat

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FSJ Stamp of the Month: Fresh Start

April has just begun, so that means a brand new Fun Stampers Journey Stamp of the Month has just been released. This new stamp set is called Fresh Start. I love that this set features a bunch of flower images that are perfect to color using any of your favorite techniques. The sentiments included are also beautiful and just right for Spring.


For this card, I used Liquid Colors (Lemon Drop, Limeade Splash, Orange Creamsicle, and Sweet Pear) to create a fun background over a Whip Cream  Panel. I adhered this panel onto a Lemon Drop folded card. After that, I stamped the images with Black Licorice ink over Whip Cream  cardstock. I used a brush to color the images with Liquid Colors as well, and then I fussy cut the shapes with scissors.

Next, I adhered a piece of polka dot washi tape over a Whip Cream  long strip of cardstock , and I trimmed one of the ends to make it look like a long banner. I also die cut a hollow circle from Lemon Drop cardstock, and I used it as the frame for my bunch of flowers.

Last, I white-embossed a sentiment over Black Licorice cardstock, and I die cut it into a circle and I adhered it onto the card using foam squares. To finish up this card I added some sequins and glitter gems. I loved the color combination I used, so here you have it:

Please remember that for more ideas and inspiration,  be sure to visit the Fun Stampers Journey Blog,  Facebook page,  Instagram and Pinterest.

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Well, that’s all from me today. I´ll be back soon to share another project. Thanks for stopping by  Have a wonderful crafty beginning of the month!

marianasignat

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FSJ SOTM • We Rise Up By Lifting Others

Hello, hello! I have a quick post today just to share another idea of a card using the Fun Stampers Journey Stamp of the Month: Good Places.

For this card, I chose to make a mixed background using some paper scraps and a soft tones color combo. I used a piece of gingham printed paper from the Good Life Prints collection along with a couple of Banana Cream and Tin Pail rectangles. I embossed the Tin Pail rectangle with the Tiny Dots embossing folder just to add a bit of texture. I adhered those pieces over a Whip Cream folded card, and I also added a border detail (Tin Pail cardstock + Pocket Trims Die Set).

Using Black Licorice ink, I stamped the sentiment over a tag shape (Whip Cream cardstock + Special Day Tags die set) . Then, I stamped the windmill on Tin Pail Cardstock with Chambray Shirt ink, and die cut it with its matching die. Next, I white embossed the heart image and die cut it as well. After that, I arranged the tag, windmill and heart over the card, and I adhered them using glue dots and foam squares. Last but not least, I embellished the card with some pearls and some rhinestones.

Please remember that for more ideas and inspiration,  be sure to visit the Fun Stampers Journey Blog,  Facebook page,  Instagram and Pinterest.

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Well, that’s all from me 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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Good Places SSGood Places DICottage PearlsMeadow Pearls

My Monthly Hero Blog Hop + Giveaway

Happy Monday everyone! Hero Arts has always been one of my favorites stamp companies so I am very excited to be part of the My Monthly Hero Blog Hop this month! This new wonderful kit will be available TODAY March 4th 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. Kits begin shipping from Hero Arts on Friday, March 8th. I want to point out that you have the option to subscribe and receive the kit monthly and never miss one.

This fabulous kit contains: a 6″x8″ clear stamp set, a set of 27 coordinating Frame Cuts dies that match the stamp set, a 5.5 x 4.25 Aquarium Fancy Die, three Water Reactive Ink Cubes (Sea Salt, Sea Glass, Blue Water) and Blue and Green Droplets. The kit value is $75.99, an amazing deal at $34.99

I created a couple cards using the great products included in the kit, here is the first one:

I began by die cutting the Aquarium Fancy Die from green cardstock, then I placed it over a watercolor background just to see where I wanted to stamp some images. So I used the Sea Glass and Blue Water inks to stamp a few plants, a turtle and a small fish.

I also white-embossed the sentiment. I adhered the Aquarium frame over the stamped stamped panel and onto a folded green card. To complement the card I stamped the jellyfish image with Blue Water ink and die cut it with its matching die, I then adhered over the card using some foam tape. Of course I also included some yummy droplets as the final touches for this card.

The second card is similar to my first one but in this case I used the inks for the background. I want to point out that the ink cubes that are included in this kit are reactive to water so they are just perfect to create amazing backgrounds. I use a round small sponge dauber to apply the two colors over a white panel, and then I simply flicked water over with a thin brush.

As you can see is the same concept of the first card, just that I this case I used only the center part of the Aquarium die to make a frame. I have to say that this kit is a blast! Lots of images and clever sentiments.

As part of this blog hop, 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. The giveaway closes Sunday, March 10th at 11:59pm, and the winner will be announced the following week on the Hero Arts blog.

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

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

marianasignat

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FSJ Stamp of the Month: Good Places

Good Places is the name of the current Stamp of the Month by Fun Stampers Journey. I have a card that I made with it and I want to share with you, take a look:

The set is so pretty and includes images like windmills, a tulip, wooden shoes and some sentiments. For this particular card I created a background made of different colors of cardstock: Pineapple Smoothie, Haystack, Rustic Rose and Peaches & Cream. I created different sizes of rectangles and arranged them over a Whip Cream folded card. Then I used the Green House die to cut a label from Whip Cream cardstock which I used to stamp the sentiment with Black Licorice ink.

After that, I stamped the windmill images over Whip Cream cardstock with Pomegranate Splash ink and I die cut it with its matching die (Matching dies are sold separately) . I also white-embossed the wooden shoes overPeaches & Cream cardstock and die cut it as well. I arranged them over the label and adhered them using foam squares. To finish up this card, I only used a few Sweet Candy Drops and presto!

If you like the color combo I used, here you have it:

I also want to share that currently Fun Stamper Journey has a Select Tools and Accessories Sale! Yes, many tools and accessories are actually 25% Off and you can see the complete list by clicking >>> HERE <<< I want to point out that this list includes Fun Stampers Journey and Spellbinders products, like acrylic blocks, replacement cutting plates and more! Please be sure to check them out, you might want to get some of them.

I want to point out that this list includes Fun Stampers Journey and Spellbinders tools, like clear acrylic blocks, replacement cutting plates and more! Please be sure to check them out, you might want to get some of them!

Please remember that for more ideas and inspiration,  be sure to visit the Fun Stampers Journey Blog,  Facebook page,  Instagram and Pinterest.

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

marianasignat

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Going Places Stamp SetBlack Licorice inkSweet Candy Drops

Thinking of You Card

Happy Friday, friends! Here is a card that I created featuring a pretty stamp set called: Strength and Hope along with some others fabulous Fun Stampers Journey products.

I used the Diamond Netting Embossing Folder and Sweet Pear cardstock to make a background panel. I adhered the panel over a folded card of the same color. This is one of my favorites embossing folders, the diamonds pattern is clean and simple, so pretty! I also used the Ornate Blooms ATS stamp and Liquid Colors (Cool Pool, Peaches & Cream, Lemon Grass) to create a stamped panel. This time, it did not really matter if the image was perfect, I knew that just a bit of it was going to be shown so, I think it looks imperfectly perfect for my card. I trimmed the image into a rectangle and I adhered it onto a Cool Pool cardstock mat.

I stamped the butterfly, flower and sentiment using Black Licorice ink over Whip Cream cardstock. I only added Journey Glaze and Sparkle Cuts to them. Next, I die cut the butterfly and flower with their matching die, and I trimmed the sentiment with scissors. After that, I adhered them over a Whip Cream tag that belongs to the Special Day Tags die set. No need for embellishments this time, the card looks so pretty as it is!

I also want to share that currently Fun Stampers Journey has a sale called: Encore-Returning Favorites promoting some fabulous stamp sets, dies and printed papers that were previously retired but now are back at the store. Be aware that these products will be available while supplies last. Please be sure to click >>>HERE<<< to see the complete list of products, you might want to get some of them!

Please remember that for more ideas and inspiration,  be sure to visit the Fun Stampers Journey Blog,  Facebook page,  Instagram and Pinterest.

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

marianasignat

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Diamond Netting •Special Day Tagss •Ornate BloomsStrength

Sending You Sunshine Card

The Fun Stampers Journey Stamp of the Month of February was just released last week and this great set is called Orange Blossoms. So today I am sharing a card that I made with it along with a few other FSJ products.

The cluster of oranges is the main image and I have to say that it is a quite fun image, perfect for any coloring technique, although for this card I chose to keep the image black and white contrasting with background. The background was made with Liquid Colors, a brayer and the Gel Press. The FSJ Gel Press is a fun tool that allows you to create unique backgrounds using inks, acrylics, or liquid colors. This time I used Lemon Drop, Orange Creamsicle and Rich Coral to create a fun mix of colors.

I know it is difficult to see, since my pictures are a bit grainy due to the lack of light when I took them, but I used the Bloom Wall Stencil along with Journey Gel Medium to create a subtle glossy patterned layer over the background.

The sentiment was simply white-embossed over a piece of Black Licorice cardstock. Then I paired the strip with a piece of Pop of Color washi tape and Journey Twine Licorice Twist. As the final touches a few Rainbow Drops were just perfect to complete my card.

I would love to point out that the Stamp of the Month is a subscription and by joining this club you will have some great benefits, like special deals and savings at the Spellbinders/FSJ store. For more details please click >>>HERE<<<

Please remember that for more ideas and inspiration,  be sure to visit the Fun Stampers Journey Blog,  Facebook page,  Instagram and Pinterest.

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

marianasignat

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FSJ • You Hold the Key to My Heart + Giveaway Winner

Hello, hello! I am back today just to share another card that I made using the pretty Stamp of the Month by Fun Stampers Journey, and to announce the name of the winner of this wonderful stamp set.

I made a simple background by stamping a lock image over a Cool Pool panel with Limeade Splash ink. I adhered the panel onto a Limeade Splash folded card. The wings were white embossed on Watermelon Fusion cardstock and then, die cut with its matching die.

I stamped the sentiment over a Whip Cream circle with Black Licorice ink. The key wast stamped with Black Licorice ink and die cut with its matching die. I arranged the elements over the card, and added some final touches: a heart shaped gem, Journey tape and Journey Glaze details.


GIVEAWAY WINNER

I want to THANK to all of the participants of this contest for taking the time to leave a comment. All the visits are truly appreciated. Well, now is time to announce the lucky name. According to random.org the winner of the Fun Stampers Journey Stamp of the Month is:

That number belongs to

Please send contact me using the contact tab at the top of this page (below the owl) with all your information. I will be more than happy to send you your prize right away.

Please remember that for more ideas and inspiration,  be sure to visit the Fun Stampers Journey Blog,  Facebook page,  Instagram and Pinterest.

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Well, that’s all from me today. I´ll be back soon to share another project. Thanks for stopping by  Have a wonderful crafty beginning of the year!

marianasignat

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Seasons Givings Blog Hop

Welcome to the Seasons Givings Blog Hop! This is my very first time participating in this fun event and I hope you have been enjoying the fantastic inspiration through the whole list of participants. Be aware that each of us has a giveaway for all of the enthusiastic commenters, so each time you hop there is a giveaway opportunity for you!

The intention of this hop is to THANK YOU! Thank you for visiting my blog all these years or if you happen to be a first time visitor please be sure to visit me again! I really enjoy reading comments and seeing my blog being busy with lots of visitors!

For this special day, I created a fun card using the new Fun Stampers Journey Stamp of the Month:

This new stamp set is amazing, and the images are just perfect to create beautiful cards. I have to point out that this amazing set has a coordinating die set which is an add-on product, and honestly it is worth having!

This card features a background created with strokes of Liquid Colors, and a stamped keys pattern using Black Licorice ink. The wings were stamped over Bubble Gum cardstock and die cut with its matching die. The sentiment was white-embossed over a Black Licorice cardstock strip and adhered over the card with foam squares. Last but not least were silver sequins along with some heart shapes covered with Journey Glaze and Journey Sparkle cuts. Simple yet pretty!

Well, well, well… the fabulous giveaway I have for one lucky commenter is this brand new, just released…

For your chance to win, please leave a comment. I will randomly pick a winner and I will announce the lucky name on Tuesday morning, January 8th. This giveaway is only open to addresses in the US.

Please feel free to follow me on PinterestInstagram, or Facebook
Your next stop is my talented friend Michelle Woerner!

Wether this is your first stop or not, here you have the complete list of participants so you can enjoy this amazing Seasons Givings Blog Hop!

Lawn Fawn

Scrapbook and Cards Today Magazine

Hero Arts

My Favorite Things

Reverse Confetti

My Sweet Petunia

Picket Fence Stamps

Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L

Ink Blot Shop

Indigo Jade Art

Sunny Studio Stamps

Paper House Productions

Kraftin Kimmie Stamps

The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store

Newton’s Nook Designs

Latisha Yoast

Lydia Fiedler

Lori Craig

Dina Kowal

Nichol Spohr

Chari Moss

Jenn Shurkus

Vera Yates

Ashley Newell

Beth Pingry

Giovana Smith

Dana Joy

Heather Hoffman

Margie Higuchi

Mindy Eggen

Julie Tilman

Cindy Lawrence

Jessica Frost-Ballas

Kelly Latevola

Emily Midgett

Ilina Crouse

Emily Leiphart

Kristi Goulet

Debi Adams

Tracey McNeeley

Wanda Guess

Ashley Harris

Tracey McLennon

Janine Tinklenberg

Amy Rysavy

Caly Person

Marcie Sharp

Mary-Ann Coulter

Amy Tsuruta

Tricia Barber

Shemaine Smith

Christine Meyer

Lisa Henke

Shellye McDaniel

Kathy Schweinfurth

Yvonne Van Der Grijp

Lynette Kaufmann

Laura Williams

Dana Tatar

Cheiron Brandon

Patti Gilliam

Gracie Chavez

Carisa Zglobicki

Debbie Seyer

Mariana Grigsby <<< You are here

Michelle Woerner

Deborah Saaranen

Lisa Stein

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Well, that’s all from me today. I´ll be back soon to share another project. Thanks for stopping by  Have a wonderful crafty beginning of the year!

marianasignat

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