FSJ • Stamp of the Month: Mistletoe & Holly

Hard to believe that we are already in November and of course, this means that a new Fun Stampers Journey Stamp of the Month has just been released. So, this month’s wonderful set is called  Mistletoe & Holly, and it features a couple of adorable fawn images along with some other complementary images and sentiments.

I began by creating the background using a sponge dauber and Limeade Splash Liquid Color. Then, I stamped the fawn and the leaf images with Black Licorice True Color Fusion Ink over Whip Cream cardstock. I colored them with Journey Color Burst color pencils and I added some Journey Glaze details.

I fussy-cut the images with detail shears and arranged them over a Nestabilities Hemstitch Circle . I complemented with a sentiment, and a long vertical banner. I finished up this card with a silver Tag Clip w/ a Journey Twine Candy Apple bow, a few Holiday Elements sequins and some tiny Fashion Silver pearls.

Be sure to find a lot more wonderful inspiration and details about the November SOTM over the Spellbinders-FSJ blog, and a great video for you to WATCH.

Remember that for more ideas and inspiration, visit the Spellbinders Blog,  Facebook page,  Instagram and Pinterest.

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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. I´ll be back soon to share another project. Thanks for stopping by  Have a wonderful crafty week!

marianasignat

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Mistletoe & Holly | Black Licorice True Color Fusion Ink|Journey Color Burst color pencils | Limeade Splash Liquid Color |Whip Cream cardstock | Limeade Splash cardstock | Candy Apple cardstock |Fashion Silver | Journey Glaze | Holiday Elements | Journey Twine Candy Apple | Tag Clip | Nestabilities Hemstitch Circles

FSJ • Stamp of the Month: Joyous Bird

Hello, hello ! I am back today to share a project that I created with the brand new Fun Stampers Journey Stamp of the Month! The name of this pretty set is Joyous Bird and it features images perfect to create Christmas cards, tags, etc.

So, using the main image I created this card:

The background was simply created with Lovely Blue Pearl Splash. I applied the color over a large acrylic block and I picked up the color with a Whip Cream cardstock panel, and then I also splashed a bit more to add tiny color dots of. Once the panel was dried, I stamped the sentiment with Black Licorice ink. I also stamped the branch and the dove over Whip Cream cardstock. To color the image I used my Journey Color Burst color pencils. I was actually coloring the tiny details inside and outside of the lines, just to make the colors pop a bit more.

I matted the background panel with Limeade Splash cardstock and then I adhered it over a Candy Apple folded card. After that I adhered the dove and branch with foam squares. Finally, I embellished it with Fashion Silver pearls and of course I applied Journey Glaze details!

Be sure to find a lot of more wonderful inspiration and details about the October SOTM over the Spellbinders-FSJ blog, and a great video for you to WATCH.

Remember that for more ideas and inspiration, visit the Fun Stampers Journey Blog,  Facebook page,  Instagram and Pinterest.

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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. I´ll be back soon to share another project. Thanks for stopping by  Have a wonderful crafty week!

marianasignat

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Joyous Bird | Lovely Blue Pearl Splash | Black Licorice True Color Fusion Ink|Journey Color Burst color pencils |Whip Cream cardstock | Limeade Splash cardstock | Candy Apple cardstock |Fashion Silver | Journey Glaze

FSJ • Stamp of the Month: Friendship Blessing

Hello friends! As you all know, at Fun Stampers Journey we begin the month with a new Stamp of the Month. The name of this new set is  Friendship Blessing and it features wonderful floral images along with some nice sentiments. This is one of those sets that you can use all year round using any of your favorite stamping and coloring techniques.

Here is the card that I created for this release:

I began this card by adhering a plaid paper print rectangle (Good Life Prints) over a Rustic Rose cardstock folded card. I stamped the flower with Rustic Rose ink and the leaves with Green Olive ink. Then, I die cut the images with their matching die cuts. I also die cut a large circle and I stamped the berries image and the sentiment on it. After that, I arranged the stamped images on the left side and adhered them with foam squares.

I adhered the circle over the folded card with foam squares, and then I flicked Sparkle Silk and added some sequins. The stamps are so pretty that even with just using different colors of ink can make your cards look very nice.

Anyway, you will find a lot of wonderful inspiration and more details about the August SOTM over the Spellbinders-FSJ blog, and a great video for you to WATCH.

Remember that for more ideas and inspiration, visit the Fun Stampers Journey Blog,  Facebook page,  Instagram and Pinterest.

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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. I´ll be back soon to share another project. Thanks for stopping by  Have a wonderful crafty week!

marianasignat

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Friendship Blessing | Friendship Blessings Die Set | Good Life Prints | Rustic Rose cardstock |Rustic Rose ink |Circle Around Die Set | Sparkle Silk | Journey Sequins Bloom Time |

SB + FSJ • Stay Sassy Card

Hello friends! Quick post today just to share a simple card that I created using a pretty stamp from the Jane Davenport collection by Spellbinders. This clear stamp is called Girl Group and it is perfect to color using your favorite coloring technique, take a look:

I began by stamping the image with Black Licorice True Color Fusion Ink over Whip Cream Cardstock, and then I colored the faces using the Silky SkinColor Stick Gel Crayons, which I love because once you apply them over your cardstock, you can spread them out using a slightly wet foam applicator or brush. I also used the Make a Splash Shimmer Pastel Set to add just a bit of color over the eyelids of the pretty girls 😉 These products are so much fun…

After I colored the faces, I was not quite sure what to do with their hair, but since I just got the new JD Wonderland Storytime Paint Pens I just added some different patterns over their hair.

I loved the pens, they cover nicely the surface and I also used the JD Finishing Line Expressive Pens to go over some of the lines that got covered by the pens paint.

At the end, I only added a sentiment from the FSJ Stay Sassy stamp set, and I added a piece of Journey Twine Licorice Twist.

Please be sure to visit the Spellbinders shop and see the amazing line of products from the Jane Davenport collection!

Remember that for more ideas and inspiration, visit the Fun Stampers Journey Blog,  Facebook page,  Instagram and Pinterest.

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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. 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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Silky SkinColor Stick Gel Crayons | Make a Splash Shimmer Pastel Set |Wonderland Storytime Paint Pens | Finishing Line Expressive Pens |Girl Group Clear Stamp |Stay Sassy Stamp Set | Black Licorice True Color Fusion Ink | Whip Cream Cardstock |Journey Twine Licorice Twist |

The New FSJ Holiday Cheer Collection is here!

Oh, Yes! Fun Stampers Journey has just released their new Holiday Cheer Collection, and it it amazing!

The Holidays Season is not far from now, and obviously we all like having new products to begin creating for those important months to come. So today I am sharing two products that I created using two of my favorite stamp sets from the Holiday Cheer release.

My first card features a very cute set called Yeti Confetti. This is a fun set that includes images that you can use all along the Winter season. So, here you have it:

To create the background I used Lovely Blue Liquid Color along with shaving cream. I made a mix with those and transferred a bit of the the mix over an acrylic block, just enough to make a rectangular mark. Then I placed the block over a Whip Cream panel, removed the excess and let it dry.

To complement the background, I white-embossed some snowflakes, as well as a sentiment over a Black Licorice cardstock strip. The cute Yeti images were colored with Liquid Colors and I added some Journey Glaze details to them. Last but not least, I embellished the card with Fashion Silver pearls, Gift twine and a button (Holiday Mix and Match Embellishment pack).

The second card features one ATS stamp called Fall Thanks and it includes a big solid sentiment along with some small Fall related images. Take a look:

To create the background I used the same technique as the one from my first card, but this time using two different liquid colors. Quick and easy. So, for the beautiful sentiment I used one of the Create-a-Palette pads to create my own combo of Liquid Colors, and I used it to ink the large sentiment.

I really like these pads and the beautiful ombré effects that you can achieve with your own color combinations, so much fun!. So, I die cut the sentiment with its matching die, I added Journey Glaze and Sparkle Cuts and I let the piece dry. Meanwhile I die cut a rectangular frame from Whip Cream cardstock using the Fancy Edged Rectangles die set by Spellbinders.

I adhered this frame over the background panel, and then I adhered the sentiment with Journey squares. I finished up this card with some Sparkle Silk (a must have FSJ product!) and some Fashion Silver pearls.

I highly recommend you to to see the >>>new Holiday Cheer catalog <<< There are a lot of new stamps and lots of inspiration for you. If you missed the launch show, you can watch it by clicking >>> HERE <<< there were Guest designers, amazing card designs and a lot of fun.

Remember that for more ideas and inspiration, visit the Fun Stampers Journey Blog,  Facebook page,  Instagram and Pinterest.

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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. I´ll be back soon to share another project. Thanks for stopping by  Have a wonderful crafty weekend!

marianasignat

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Yeti Confetti | Fall Thanks | Fall Thanks die set | Lovely Blue Liquid Color | Banana Cream Liquid Color | Peaches and Cream Liquid Color | Fashion Silver | Journey Glaze| Sparkle Cuts | Create a Palette | Sparkle Silk | Fancy Edged Rectangles |

FSJ Stamp of the Month: Book Worm

Fun Stampers Journey begins this month with a new release of a great Stamp of the Month set: Book Worm. School days are about to begin so I think this set is quite perfect for that. It includes twelve pretty stamps and there is a matching die set also available for purchase.

For this release I created two cards, here is the first one:

I used one of the print papers from the Through the Years Prints collection as the background. Then I print the books images with Black Licorice Ink over a Whip Cream card-stock rectangle. I adhered this piece over the card. stamped the two books and cup image with Black Licorice ink, I colored it with Journey Color Splash Colors, and I die cut that it with its matching die.

I also white embossed the sentiment over a Black Licorice cardstock rectangle, and then I arranged everything together over the card. I used a piece of vellum paper as a mat for the black rectangle. I finished it up with some dots, a apple shape paper clip and some green pencils (sticky notes) which I think are just perfect as embellishments for my card.

For my second card I used the back of the same paper print I used for the first card as the background. I adhered this panel over a folded card and i also attached a piece of vellum paper with staples over the print.

This time I stamped the book image with Black Licorice ink over three different colors of card-stock matching the colors of the paper print. I fussy cut the three images with scissors and I white-embossed a sentiment over a Black Licorice rectangle.

I arranged everything over the card and I embellished it with dots, hearts an decorative tape. Simple yet fun.

Anyway, you will find a lot of wonderful inspiration and more details about the August SOTM over the Spellbinders-FSJ blog, and a great video for you to WATCH.

Remember that for more ideas and inspiration, visit the Fun Stampers Journey Blog,  Facebook page,  Instagram and Pinterest.

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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. I´ll be back soon to share another project. Thanks for stopping by  Have a wonderful crafty weekend!

marianasignat

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Book WormBlack Licorice True Color Fusion InkClear Pigment Ink|Sweet Pear Cardstock|Black Licorice Cardstock|Fresh Forest CardtockWhip Cream Cardstock | Pool Play Cardstock | Catalina Splash Cardstock | Journey Vellum | Through the Years Prints| Journey Color Splash Watercolor PencilsRainbow Pencils |Summer Play Sparkles | Rainbow Hearts | Party Burst Dots | Cool Tunes Paper Clips Elements |

FSJ Stamp of the Month: Age of Aquarium

Fun Stampers Journey begins this month with a new release of a great Stamp of the Month set: Age of Aquarium. One of the things I really like about this set is that the images are mainly solid… and you know that solid images are just perfect to create degradations of colors!

For my card, the images were stamped with two colors of ink. You can use a stamp positioner tool for this purpose or an acrylic block. You simply ink your stamp first with the lighter color and then highlight the edges or certain parts with a darker color. Quite easy but it really makes your stamped images stand out! After that, I fussy cut the images using my Detail Pro Shears, perfect for this task!

For the background of my card I used Catalina Splash Liquid Color along with shaving cream. After the panel was dried, I created a ocean scene with my stamped images and then, I stamped a sentiment and enhanced it with my favorite: Journey Glaze. I also stamped some bubbles with Whip Cream True Color Fusion Ink and I added some Wiggle Eyes to those cute fish. This a very fun stamp set to play with!

Please be sure to click >HERE< to see more details about the SOTM as well as more delicious inspiration and a VIDEO

Always remember that for more ideas and inspiration, visit the Fun Stampers Journey Blog,  Facebook page,  Instagram and Pinterest.

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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. I´ll be back soon to share another project. Thanks for stopping by  Have a wonderful crafty weekend!

marianasignat

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Age of Aquarium | Black Licorice True Color Fusion Ink| Summer Days True Color Fusion Ink | Citrus Cooler True Color Fusion Ink |Rich Coral True Color Fusion Ink |Oatmeal Cookie True Color Fusion Ink | Hazelnut Blend True Color Fusion Ink |Pumpkin Bread True Color Fusion Ink |Lavender Fusion True Color Fusion Ink |Deep Lilac True Color Fusion Ink |Sweet Pear True Color Fusion Ink |Limeade Splash True Color Fusion Ink |Catalina Splash Liquid Color Whip Cream Cardstock | Pool Play Cardstock | Catalina Splash Cardstock | Journey Glaze | Wiggle Eyes

SB+FSJ Hello Summer Blog Hop

Welcome!

Today we are celebrating the release of the two new Summer Collections by FSJ: Splash Zone and Starry Night! As part of this release, Spellbinders and Fun Stampers Journey have organized a fun blog hop where you will find lots of inspiration created by talented crafters who have used the products from the two new collections and created with their unique styles and different techniques, many amazing projects.

Blog hops are always a blast so I was more than happy to create a couple of cards for this special occasion. My first card features a darling set called: Make Waves stamp set. This set includes mermaids and ocean creatures images along with some cute sentiments.

To create the background of this card I used the Splash Zone stencil. I used it like you normally use a stencil to create a subtle background and I also used it to emboss a cardstock panel.

I colored the mermaids using the Journey Color Splash Watercolor pencils and a brush . It doesn’t really matter what technique you choose to color the images, those mermaids are so pretty that what it really matters is that you enjoy the coloring part!

Anyway, I also added some of the new sequins included in the Splash Zone sequins jar to complement the scene. I really love the combination of colors of the sequins included in the jar!

My second card features a fun set called Shark Attack. This set is so much fun. It includes different sharks and cute sentiments that are just perfect to create fun projects. I created a two tone background panel and I matted it with a fun frame called Film Frame, then I adhered them over a folded card.

For this card I opted for simply stamping the images over River Stone cardstock with  Black Licorice True Color Fusion Ink, and then I use my white Journey Color Burst color pencil to enhance some of the edges of the sharks and teeth. This is such a great way to add dimension with no effort!

To finish up this card, I white embossed the sentiment over a Black Licorice cardstock strip and then, I added some sequins from the Starry Night Sequins jar (which I thought matched better the colors of my card).

To celebrate this release, we are giving away a $50 gift certificate to one lucky blog reader – selected from the comments across all of the blogs in the hop. Giveaway closes on Monday, July 1st, 11:59 pm EDT. Winners will be announced in our blog hop post the following Tuesday. (The winner is responsible for shipping cost, duties, and taxes.)

Well, here you have the complete list of participant blogs, so good luck to you!

Spellbinders
Bibi Cameron
Keeway Tsao
You are here>>>Mariana Grigsby<<<You are here
Nichol Spohr
Laura Williams
Desiree Kuemmerle
Marie Heiderscheit
Tina Smith
Michelle Short
Mindy Eggen
Justine Hovey
Francine Vuillème
Laura Volpes
Laurel Beard

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!

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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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New Hello Summer Collection by FSJ

Hello creative friends! Today, I am happy to share with you that Fun stampers Journey and Spellbinders are having the Hello Summer launch party where two brand new collections are going to be presented: Starry Night and Splash Zone.

All the launch parties that FSJ organizes are always fun and today’s show is not going to be the exception! So, it would be so nice if you could join us and watch the show on the FSJ YouTube channel at 9:00 am (PST time). This time FSJ will have some amazing guest designers that will sharing their talent and projects that they have created using these two wonderful new collections. So please be sure to join us, obviously along the program there will be demos, games and prizes!

So, how about a peek of the Starry Night collection? For this special occasion I have created a card using a stamp set called Dream Seeker to create the focal point of my card. I used the Journey Color Splash Watercolor pencils to color that pretty whale and I also applied Journey Glaze and Sparkle cuts over it, to give it a shiny look!

The background was created using shaving cream and Liquid colors, and after the panel was completely dried, I white-embossed a fabulous new large background stamp called Space Galaxy. I just love how the stamp image kind of merges with the background panel!

Sequins? Yes, please! We have new sequins for this collection… let me tell you that I love sequins, so I was more than happy to finish up this card with some of the new Starry Night sequins!

Are you curious to see more about this collection? Please be sure to see the new catalog by clicking here >>> SEE<<< If you want to shop too, please click here >>>SHOP<<< (products will go live today and be sure to check out the bundles too). Do you also want to watch? click here>>>WATCH<<< to watch the show live or a repeat… I highly recommend to watch the live program so you can participate for the prizes!

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!

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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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SB • You Make Me Happy

Hello friends! It has been a week since I am officially on vacation and have kept myself busy doing projects at home like making a cushion for my craftroom chair, decorating my laundry room, and re-organizing my craft-room. I will share some pictures on future posts soon. Today, I want to share a card with you that I created using some Spellbinders and Fun Stampers Journey products I have. This card really kind of makes me want to go to Arizona and enjoy dry hot weather for at least a few days. The weather here in Illinois hasn’t improved much. Rain, rain and more rain. A few warm days here and there, but it has been so ridiculously crazy that I have to still wear a light sweater… (sigh).

Anyway, for my project I used an acrylic block, the Gel Press and Liquid Colors to create the background square. I put Lemon Drop and Candy Apple liquid colors over the gel press and I spread them with a brush plus a bit of water. I picked up the color with the block, and I stamp with it over a Whip Cream panel. It takes a few tries to get to the ideal effect, but I can say that it is a lot of fun to try.

I used the Potted Cacti die set and a piece of whip Cream cardstock (which was one of my mixed media experiments), so I used it to die cut the cacti from it. If you happen to be like me, that keeps some of your mixed media experiments, this can be a good way to use them.

I also die cut the pots from Pumpkin Bread cardstock and I complemented the scene with a sentiment from the Happy Expressions die set and some Rainbow Drops.

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!

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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