Happy New Year!

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This is my last post of 2015, so I just want to wish you a Happy New Year. I hope we all can accomplish many of our resolutions and have a fabulous year full of love and health along with our families and friends.

Here is a short video showing  my favorites cards that I made in 2015:

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Thanks for stopping by. Have a wonderful crafty 2016!

marianasignat

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Time to Shine [FSJ Locket]

Happy Friday, everyone!

Every year when is time to make the x-mas list of presents for our loved ones, and you have to start thinking about what to give to each of them, it can be overwhelming, especially with the presents for mom or sisters, because you would like to surprise them with something unique and special. Last October, during my visit to Arizona, Richard Garay surprised us with a beautiful gift from the Journey Girl Jewelry Collection. The box was filled with several pieces of jewelry, and it was our task to put them together without any instructions… It was so entertaining….and easy. I think this locket can be a fabulous gift for anyone on your list. So, to give you an idea of how fun this jewelery is, I made a very short animation of the assembling process of this beautiful locket. Please check it out:

You can personalize this locket by changing the charms, the plates, or why not, giving it your own personal touch. Here are two options of many that you can do with these beautiful jewelry”

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Locket with charms:

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Locket with Filigree Plate:

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You can find more information by looking through the pages of this catalog…

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That is all from me today, I will be back soon to share another project.

Thanks for stopping by 🙂 Have a wonderful crafty weekend!

marianasignat

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Richard Garay [Make Amazing Design Team]

Hello, everyone!

A few weeks ago, I shared with all of you that I joined the 2015-2016 Richard Garay‘s Make Amazing Happen Design Team. Since then, I have been fortunate to visit the Journey Station in Phoenix, Arizona, where I met Richard and all the Fun Stampers Journey crew. Richard Garay is the President of the company, and he also plays an important role as the creative mind in the company. I also had the opportunity to meet some of my new design team pals, which happen to be also talented crafters from different parts of the US and the world 🙂

Design Team_vI have to say that I am very excited about this new journey with all of them, because meeting Richard has been a very inspirational experience. Richard has been in the Direct Sales Business for more than 15 years, on the creative side and on the business side which makes him an expert in the crafting industry. He is a very talented designer, with an extraordinary vision and contagious energy that makes you want to create and spread the word about his line of amazing products. You can take a peek of the FSJ inspiration book and catalog by clicking HERE. You will see in this catalog that  Fun Stamping Journey is a company that has a wide variety of products: stamps, inks, dies, card stock, you name it!. In addition to his important role in Fun Stampers Journey, Richard has designed a line for Spellbinders called Cele’brations, which you can currently purchase HERE.

Well, Richard’s talent doesn’t stop there. I am thrilled to share that in the upcoming weeks, we will share sneak peeks of some new collections that will hit the retail market pretty soon. So please stay tuned for that!

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Today I also want to share a project that Richard has created for his blog. He has the talent to balance form, color and dimension on all of his creations.  I loved the way he created the butterfly and the color combo is just wonderful, Don’t you think?

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If you wish to see the complete post, please click HERE.

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

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

marianasignat

New Hero Arts Website

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Hi!

I am happy to share that as of today, the Hero Arts website has a new look & feel, with a much improved store interface. As part of this occasion Hero Arts is offering free shipping on all US orders of $50 or more! Additionally, they are giving away a FREE STAMP SET with all orders (while supplies last). I have to point out that ALL the Holiday products are now available, so this is a good time to order your favorite stamps from the Holiday Catalog! You can click HERE or on the graphic above to hop over the new HA website.

On Friday… more surprises coming to you… Stayed tuned!

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

Thanks for stopping by  🙂 Have a wonderful crafty week!

marianasignat

Paper Crafts Scrapbooking Magazine Blog Hop

Hi!

Welcome to a very special blog hop….

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If you are coming from Lynn Mangan‘s blog, you are in the right direction.

First of all, I have to say that I have always considered PaperCrafts as one of the best publishers in the craft industry, and it is really sad for me to see them close their doors. I really appreciate all what their talented team have done for the industry and for all of us, the carmakers and crafters.

It was great to submit cards with them, and even though  my cards were not always chosen, the waiting time for that “happy mail” was always fun. Of course, after you received it… the “happy dance” would follow. Sometimes even cloud nine was my destination  as a “cover girl” or “stamping queen” (sigh) 🙂

Anyway, besides those happy moments, the fact of my cards being  published in some of the PC magazines, made me feel very proud. Here are the two covers were my cards were published (peacock card on left, and butterfly card on right) …

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For this special occasion, I created a simple card with a meaningful sentiment…120314web_thankssomuch

I just want to add that I am really grateful with the PC team, because they always encouraged us to participate, to create, and to share. So, from the bottom of my heart: THANKS Susan, Teri, Jennifer, Holly, Stacy and Kerri! 

Now you are ready to hop over your next stop,  the blog of creative Shery Russ …

If you would like to see the complete list of participants or wish to add a link, please click on the Inlinkz tool below…

Thanks for stopping by 🙂 Have a wonderful crafty week!

marianasignat

More News :)

Hi! 

I just want to share very quick more news with you. My friend Silvia Barrera from Mexico City recently launched a digital magazine targeting mexican crafters, which I think it is a great idea. The magazine is called RL Scrap and it covers different themes like tutorials, techniques, sketches, color combos, etc.  RL Scrap is available online and it is completely free.

Well, a couple of months ago, I was invited by her, to participate on the second edition of the magazine. So I made a scrapbooking page for the cover, and I also shared past projects in some of the inside pages, as well as information about me and my work as a crafter 🙂 I have to point out that this makes me feel very proud,  so this is why I want to share the link to the magazine with all of you…

That’s all from me today 🙂 I’ll be back tomorrow morning  to share a HA Card! Yay!

Thank you so much for visiting 🙂 Have a wonderful crafty week!

marianasignat

 

Sharing some Paris Pictures :)

Hi There!

Today I just want to share a few pictures from our trip to Paris. We made this trip to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary… I thought that was an excellent excuse 🙂 This is one of the places you have to visit sometime in your life. Paris is beautiful; everywhere you look, there is something that catches your attention. I have to say that six days were not enough. We visited about twelve different attractions including Versailles. We enjoyed even the long lines in some of those places, because we met people from other parts of the world…It was fun! We walked a lot, we used buses, the subway and the train… and we really enjoyed the food. It was a good time to disconnect from the routine and from everything, and we really enjoyed our time together. We took many pictures, but I am just sharing a few…

Many selfies… this is one of my favorites…

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We also took a seine river cruise at night…

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My favorite Gargoyle 🙂

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This is the view from top of the Notre Dame’s tower…

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The Conciergie… were Marie Antoniete spent her last days…DSC_0355

Napoleon’s Tomb…

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Beautiful Eiffel tower at night…

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Versailles….

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People was nice with us everywhere…. French people were always doing their best to speak English with us… which was a bless because we only know a few words in French 🙂 We definitely want to go back someday  🙂 There is so much to see 🙂 ♥♥♥

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Well, that is all from me today… I’ll be back on Wednesday to share some cards 🙂

marianasignat