FSJ Cards for Coffee Lovers Blog Hop

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If you are coming from Michelle Woerner ‘s blog,  you are in the right place. I am happy to be participating in the Fun Stampers Journey Collaboration Blog Hop.  As you can see, we are siding with our friends from the Coffee Loving Cardmakers for a fun inspirational hop, full of wonderful creations and a great prize.

So for today I created a couple of cards using the same design and stamps on both, and only making a change in the selection of colors and papers. I made these cards smaller than the normal size. They measure 3.5″ x 4.25, so you can get three cards from one letter size piece of Whip Cream cardstock. The cards feature a fun stamp set called Coffee Helps and its  matching die set, which is quite convenient.

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For the first card I chose the small gingham print from the Good Life Prints collection. I made a partial background panel over my card and I stamped the sentiment with Black Licorice True Color Fusion Ink.  I adhered the panel over my card base along with a circle. I also put a piece of Girl’s Life Tape and I used a Brush Silver Staple.

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I stamped the cup of coffee with Black Licorice True Color Fusion Ink and I colored it with Cool Pool Liquid color.  Before I adhered the cup over the circle, I stamped the vapor lines over the circle. I use some Journey Squares to adhere the cup and I complemented my card with a Love Filled heart.

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Second card is the same process. I used Hazelnut Blend True Color Fusion Ink for the stamping part and a different sheet from the Good Life Prints collection.  I used the new Rustic Rose Liquid Color for the cup, and the Lemon Sparkle tape. Overall I had a lot of fun creating these cute cards 🙂

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Of course we couldn’t have a blog hop without having a fun Prize:

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In order to be eligible to win the prize you need to comment on all of the participant’s blogs before 11:55 pm PST on Friday, July 27. So that means that this contest will be open for a week. Laura Murray from FSJ will announce the winner the following week, so please stay tuned.

Be sure to visit all the participant’s blogs for inspiration and leave comments along the way. Your next stop is the Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog.

For you convinience, here is the complete list of participant blogs:

Fun Stampers Journey blog 
Tania Willis 
Patricia Roebuck 
Michelle Woerner 
You are here>>>Mariana Grigsby<<<You are here
Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog  
Amy Tsuruta  
Kerry Urbatch  
Helen Gullett  
Lisa Bzibziak  
Robyn Jordan  
Lori Turner  
Becca Cruger  
Dana Gong  
Dana Warren  
Erin Thiem  
Katie Brooks 
Kathy Schweinfurth  
Laurel Seabrook 

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Thanks for stopping by:) Have a wonderful crafty  weekend and GOOD LUCK to all!

marianasignat

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FSJ • Hello card

I love to make cards with stamps and inks, but sometimes it is fun to change things a little bit and just gather the right products, and create cards with no stamping at all.  Today I am sharing a card that I created with just a few Fun Stampers Journey great products, take a look:

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I used a Beach Breeze base card, and then I layered an Orange Creamsicle panel and a RSVP prints panel over the card (I love the dalmatian print).

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I die cut the Huge Hello Die twice from Whip Cream and Black Licorice cardstocks. I used the black shape as a drop shadow for the whip cream word. I adhered both words with Journey Craft Glue.  I affixed the hello word with a couple of silver staples over a two layers of Heart shapes.

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To finish off this card, I adhered some silver sequins and Silver Sparkle tape. Quick, easy, fun.

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For more ideas and inspiration, please 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 week!

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supplies
DI-0423 Huge Hello
DI-0033 Heart Felt
AC-0259 Silver Sparkle Tape
AC-0115 Journey Sequins Special Celebration
TO-0120 Brush Silver Staples
CS-0001 Beach Breeze 8.5 x 11″ cardstock
CS-0089 Citrus Cooler 8.5 x 11″ cardstock
CS-0039 Watermelon Fusion  8.5 x 11″ cardstock
CS-0040 Whip Cream 8.5 x 11″ cardstock
CS-0003 Black Licorice  8.5 x 11″ cardstock

FSJ • Life is Art… Live Yours in Color

Working with Liquid Colors can be so much fun. There is no right or wrong way to use them when used to create strokes or splatters of color. Before I continue, I would like to point out that in our New Fun Stampers Catalog there are among others,  FIVE new liquid colors added to it: Peaches and Cream, Rustic Rose, Sweet Pear, Fresh Sage, and Turbo Teal.

So today I am sharing a card using some of my favorite Liquid Color hues.  The background panel was created by simply applying strokes from side to side of different liquid colors (Lemon Drop, Lovely Blue, Cool Pool and Limeade Splash) over a Whip cream rectangle with the Square Paint Brush.  Then, I stamped one of the sentiments included in the brand new Color Pop stamp set with Black Licorice Ink. Since my sewing machine was handy, I affixed the panel over a Whip Cream folded card.

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I used the Colorful Bloom Die set to create the flowers from Whip Cream cardstock . Then, I put a little bit of Lemon Drop Liquid Color over an acrylic block, I spread it with the Square Paint Brush and waited a few seconds so the color could form some  spots. Next, I placed the flower shapes over the watery mix to pick up the color and let them dry.

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I adhered the flowers on the card with Journey Glue Dots and I embellished them with three red Party Burst Dots as their centers. To finish up this card,  I flicked Sparkle silk and of course applied Journey Glaze over the sentiment.

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Please be sure to visit the Fun Stampers Journey Blog,  Facebook page,  Instagram and Pinterest. As part of the new catalog launch we are having  daily live videos and  inspirational blog posts!

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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 rest of the week!

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Cool in the Pool Layout

For some reason, since I have been organizing my craft room, a picture of my two sons landed on my desk and of course, I ended up making a 8.5″ x 11″ scrapbook page.  So looking for some inspiration, I found a video by Heather’s Crafty Life which was very helpful saving me some time creating my page.  Currently, I am working 100% with Fun Stampers Journey products, so stamps have came really handy to create embellishments or motifs to decorate my pages.  Among other fantastic products, I used one new stamp set called “All Year Long” to create this page. This set is a Host Exclusive set, that I absolutely love since it includes lots of images and sentiments that can be used for many occasions.  For this page I used the sentiment “Let’s Chill” and the three Flamingo Floaties. (If you are wondering how you can  Host a FSJ Party, please click >>>HERE<<< for more information.

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I used the Journey Serifs to create the “Cool” word using Whip Cream, and Black Licorice to create a shadow. The rest of the title was stamped using the Solid Bet Stamp set along with Turbo Teal and River Stone inks.

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I die cut some tags using the Steel Rule Tag Set using different colors of cardstock. The red scalloped border is actually one die included in the Pocket Trims die set,

To create the “Best Friends” text bubble I used a set that just got retired 😦 It was called Sunday Morning and belongs to the Spring into Summer Catalog.

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The paper I used are from the new Playful Prints Collection. I complemented this page with Sweet Candy Drops, Forever Heart Chips, Vagabond Chips, Summer Fun Chips,  a threaded Button Up, Sweet Slice and Classic Elegance Journey tapes.

 

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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 week!

marianasignat

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The New 2018-2019 FSJ Catalog is here!

As part of the Fun Stampers Journey crew, I am very happy and proud to share that…

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This new catalog is an amazing achievement for the whole FSJ team. The work behind the scenes to get to this point, is a sum of dedication, long hours, and love for what we all do as crew members. I love to see how the ideas become fabulous products, and these products unleash the creativity on all of us!  We have new colors, new dies, many new stamps,  three new collections and new tools.   The catalog is candy for your eyes with over three hundred pages to look through and get lots of inspiration… Click >>>HERE<< to see it!

I made a card to share today, as a Thank You for visiting my blog. I know that lately, I haven’t been very frequent here, but we all have been super busy to get to this day. Anyhow, here is my creation using a new stamp set that I can say is a “must have” called: Many Thanks. This is an AT size stamp set that belongs to a fabulous collection named RSVP. Take a look:

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To create the background I used one of my favorite products: Lemon Drop Liquid Color. I simply put some drops and a little bit of water over a piece of clear acetate and I spread it with the square paint brush. Then, I picked up the color by placing a Whip Cream Panel over the watery mix.

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I die cut a heart using the Heart Felt die set, and then I stamped it using the new Grid Paper stamp background. I also used my sewing machine to affix the heart over the panel.

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Of course, as the final touches yummy Journey Glaze over the sentiment and some Sweet Candy Drops here and there.

If you liked the color combo I used for this card, here you have it 🙂

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Please be sure to visit the Fun Stampers Journey Blog, and Facebook page… As part of this release there will be lots of inspiration and some great giveaways!

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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 week!

marianasignat

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FSJ • Llama Riding

One of the many things that I like about scrapbooking is that every moment captured in a photograph is a scrapbook page opportunity… at least that is the way I look at it. My sons are young men now, and from each of them I have pictures that I love when they were kids, so since I don’t work on my pages in a chronological order, it doesn’t really matter if I’m using an old or new picture to create a page. Any picture that I choose and make into a scrapbook page makes me remember about it, and makes me smile again.

Today I am sharing a page that I created a few weeks ago, using Fun Stampers Journey products along with one fabulous sketch by the talented Laura Whitaker.  I had a lot of fun creating this page, specially because I had the chance to use many great products like the No-Prob-llama stamp set, which  I thought it was just perfect for my son’s picture riding a llama:

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I have to confess that I am not a fast scrapbooker, so that is why sometimes I like to rely on pre-design sketches. They save me time, but still have the freedom to play with balancing colors, textures and images. Anyways, to create all those layers I used the Lots of Dots die  to make the long Candy Apple banner, along with one of the papers from the Birthday Pop Printed  papers. I also chose other cardstock colors that coordinate with my picture and colorful dots paper.

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As for the title I used the Solid Bet  stamp set and the Outline Bet die set . I completed the title with the Sunshine Alphabet stickers.  The Notebook Page die that I put behind the title is one of my favorite dies, because it is very versatile! Anyhow, I also stamped a sentiment over a piece of Candy Apple cardstock strip,  and I added some other embellishments like the text bubble, a wooden heart and a couple of paper clips (glasses and note).

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For the top and bottom parts of the page I added a border from the Borders Details die set.  To complete my page I also included the super cute llama image from the No-Prob-llama stamp set, and some Sweet Candy drops here and there. I think the final touches of every project I make are always the most fun ones!

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Before I end this post, I want to share the current promotion at Fun Stampers Journey:

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Over 500 items – reduced even further!! Up to 60% off through June 30, 2018, including our Journey Girl tote, Amaze machine, jewelry, accessories, stamps and dies! See the Retirement List here. Please be sure to visit and see all the fantastic products that are on sale!

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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 rest of the week!

marianasignat

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FSJ • Eat More Cake

I have been trying not to get too far behind making my scrapbooking pages. I have opted for smaller page sizes, and also using my mini printer for the pictures. I have a regular photo printer but I have found that using my small printer saves me time and I think the prints look really good in smaller layouts.

One of the things that I like to do every year on my birthday is to bake my own cake. Last September, I made a white cake,  and a few weeks ago , I made an 8″ x 8″ scrapbook page to record it. I had the good intention of submitting this layout for a publication but right after I finished it,  I saw that the due date had past 😥 Anyway, I thought the least I could do was to share it with you 😉

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For this layout I used products from the Bloom This Way and the Fun Stampers Journey Inspiration Catalogs. The stamp set that I used for the title is called Celebrations Script, and I also used its matching die set.  To complement the title I simply added the “celebrating” word using an old fashion labeler.

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The design has a few layers of cardstock that work as a main frame for the pictures and title.  I added a row of layered flowers and leaves right  below the pictures and I embellished them with Rainbow Drops and Bloom Time sequins.

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I also created a cluster of tags, sequins, a heart clip and a button directly above one of the pictures. Once all the elements were in place, I  flicked some Sparkle silk over the whole page.

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I like mixing and matching products when I am creating. Generally my pictures and patterned papers will give me a good start to choose all the colors and little details that at the end will make the pages shine  😉

Here is the color combo that I used for this page:

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By the way, this is the current FSJ Promotion of the month: 25% off select accessories, dies, tools, and more. Please click on the image below for more information about it:

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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 week!

marianasignat

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supplies

Celebration Script stamp set / SS-0540
Celebration Script die set / DI-0397
Blooming Details / DI-0327
Borders Basics / DI-0144
Tag Set / SR-0014
Black Licorice True Color Fusion Ink / IP-0041
Sparkle Silk / IP-0126
Journey Sequins Bloom Time /AC-0114
Rainbow Drops / AC-0178
Journey Gold Thread / AC-0205
Denim Prints Tape / AC-0313
Fresh Limeade Tape / AC-0311
I Heart Clips / AC-0261
Journey Color Buttons II / AC-0098
Spring Filled Prints / PP-0051
Lemon Grass 8.5 x 11″ cardstock / CS-0019
Pineapple Smoothie 8.5 x 11″ cardstock / CS-0026
Whip Cream 8.5 x 11″ cardstock / CS-0040
Denim Days 8.5 x 11″ cardstock / CS-