FSJ • Happy New Year + 5 Faves Cards & Products

The year is almost over, and by now we all should have a list or at least, a tentative list of  resolutions for the upcoming year, right? Well, mine is a short list that of course, includes sharing projects more often here on my blog. 2017 was a busy year for our family, so between two jobs, having the task of selling our old house, finding a new one, and moving in, was challenging to me. On the good note, the 2017 resolutions “selling the house” and “buying a house”  have a  big check mark on the side! I can not complain, everything worked perfect for us.

Anyways,  today I am sharing a card that I made for New Years. I have to say that using patterned papers can always save you a lot of time, specially if you are short of time. I used one of the prints from the Through the Year prints pack, an with one of these 12 x 12 sheets you can make as eight backgrounds for a card like mine below:

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The focal point was simply stamped with Black Licorice Ink over a Whip Cream small panel. I put some Journey Glaze over the words and glasses of Champagne. While the Journey glaze was still wet, I added some Silver Shavings over the glasses just to make them shine, and they actually look like tiny pretty bubbles 😉

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I complemented the background with strips of different kinds of Journey tape, some mirror gold stars, silk and some stars that I cut out from the Star Struck  strip. That was it!

To end this year and to share again with you, I chose five card that are my 2017 favorites. Please click on them if you want to see more details about them:

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The Fun Stampers Journey Catalog is full of amazing products, but of course I have some that are my favorites, so today I also want to share my five favorites products that I think everybody should have 😉  Journey Glaze, Liquid Colors, Silks, Journey Gel Press, Journey Coloring Pencils.

 

 

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Finally,  I just want to wish you all a Happy New Year and Thank you all for taking the time to visit my blog!! I hope you can continue doing it 😉

marianasignat

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supplies

Holiday Celebrations / SS-0521
Black Licorice True Color Fusion Ink / IP-0041
Journey Silver Silk / IP-0090
Journey Gold Silk / IP-0096
Sparkle Silk / IP-0126
Star Struck / AC-0305
Classic Elegance Journey Tape / AC-0291
Silver Sparkle Tape / AC-0259
Silver Shavings / AC-0344
Journey Glaze / AD-0002
Through the Year Prints / PP-0050
Mirror Gold / CS-0136
Black Licorice 8.5 x 11″ cardstock / CS-0003
Whip Cream  8.5 x 11″ cardstock / CS-0040

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FSJ • Believe Card

The holidays are around the corner, and this is a great time to do a little bit of everything: planning, shopping, wrapping presents, cooking, baking, and why not?… create some cards 🙂 Today I am sharing a Christmas card, using some Fun Stampers Journey products, take a look:

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I used two of my favorites stamp sets suited for this season: Poinsettia Burst and Holiday Script. These two sets have a matching die set, which makes crafting easier. I used one of the papers that belong to Christmas Cheer Prints pack as the background panel. That specific print was my starting point to select the cardstock and ink colors.

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I layered a piece of vellum, and a pierced rectangle on top of the background panel and then I simply layered two stamped poinsettias, a gold-embossed sentiment, and another pretty foliage element from the Timeless Foliage steel rule.  Last, I complemented the card with some loops of Gold thread, a few rainbow drops, Journey tape and staples.

Today I also want to share the new promotion that Fun Stampers Journey just launched:

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Please be sure to visit the FSJ Blog for lots of incredible inspiration, and incredible deals 😀 😀 😀

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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
Poinsettia Burst Stamp Set / SS-0524
Poinsettia Burst Die Set / DI-0375
Holiday Script stamp set / SS-0383
Holiday Script die set / DI-0233
Timeless Foliage / SR-0036
Journey Rectangles die set / DI-0041
Rainbow Drops / AC-0178
Candy Apple Journey Tape / AC-0309
Brush Gold Staples / TO-0118
Christmas Cheer Prints / PP-0049
Journey Vellum / PP-0044
Whip Cream 8.5 x 11″ cardstock / CS-0040
Kiwi Slice 8.5 x 11 cardstock / CS-0016

FSJ • Happy Thanksgiving

Hello friends! Today I am sharing a card that I created to wish you a very Happy Thanksgiving. This card features wonderful products from the Fun Stampers Journey Holidays catalog. Take a look:

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I used one of the paper prints from the Fall Fest Prints as the background. Then I stamped some of the leaves from the Hello Fall stamp set using different colors of ink. I die cut those images with their matching dies.

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I created the sentiment with the Happy Merry stamp set, and I want to point out that this is one of the sets you need to have for the holiday season. It has lots of sentiments that can be combined to make sentiments from Halloween to New Years. Anyway,  once I have stamped it, I cut it into a strip and I matted it with a strip of Kraft cardstock.  Then, I layered the leaves and sentiment over the card, and I used s few Rainbow Drops and Gold Thread to complete my card.

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Well, that’s all from me for today.  I hope you enjoy this special day spending time with all your loved ones and eating lots of yummy food!

Thanks for stopping by:)  I’ll be back soon to share another project!

marianasignat

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supplies
Happy Merry stamp set / SS-0522
Hello Fall stamp set / SS-0450
Hello Fall die set  / DI-0311
Fall Fest Prints / PP-0048
Pumpkin Bread True Color Fusion Ink / IP-0057
Raspberry Berry True Color Fusion Ink / IP-0056
Orange Creamcicle True Color Fusion Ink / IP-0015
Summer Days True Color Fusion Ink / IP-0042
Candy AppleTrue Color Fusion Ink / IP-0017
Oatmeal Cookie True Color Fusion Ink / IP-0011
Journey Thread Gold / AC-0205
Rainbow Drops / AC-0178
Oatmeal Cookie 8.5 x 11 cardstock / CS-0023
Butter Cream  8.5 x 11 cardstock / CS-0006
Pomagrate Splash 8.5 x 11 cardstock / CS-0028
Dark Roast  8.5 x 11 cardstock / CS-0091

FSJ • October Planner Pages

Hello friends! The Fun Stampers Journey Make your Mark promotion will end very soon.   You still have a few days to get some of these fabulous products that were created specially for your planners.  Be sure to contact one of the Journey Coaches to take advantage of this great promotion.

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So today I am sharing some Halloween planner pages that I created for next week. My two sons are older now, so we don’t  celebrate Halloween at home as we did before, but we still like to decorate and have candy ready for the spooky visitors.

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For these planner pages I used several stamp sets from the Journey Days Collection as well as some other stamps from the Holidays Mini Catalog. It is fun to mix and match your stamps and use them on other projects besides your cards, and even create some other elements like paper clips.

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I also created a pouch using the Fun Sleeve die along with Fall Fest Prints, thinking that I can use it to hold some of the pictures I take that day.

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In addition, I used one photo sleeve to hold a recipe that I love to make every year on this special occasion. I like the idea of maybe using the same sleeve next year 🙂

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On the following page, since November the 2nd. is the day when “El Día de los Muertos” is celebrated in Mexico, and this is an important tradition, I included a picture of the “altar” that my sister sets in honor of my mom and dad each year.  It is a little reminder for me to light up a candle for them that day.

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Anyways, I hope you feel inspired to decorate your planners and if you haven’t tried it before, give it try. It is a fun thing to do! 🙂

Please be sure to stop by the FSJ blog for more inspiration and ideas on using your planner products.

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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
Creepy Kids  / SS-0528
Viva los Muertos / SS-0525
Halloween Silhouette / SS-0530
Hallows Eve / SS-0515
Planner Sketch / SS-0401
Planner Elements / SS-0402
Bam Notes / SS-0404
Tape It / SS-0400
Check It / SS-0403
Fun Sleeve / DI-0258
My Moments  Persona Photo Sleeves / JD-0067
Citrus Cooler True Color Fusion Ink / IP-0048
Pomegrate Splash  True Color Fusion Ink / IP-0008
Black Licorice True Color Fusion Ink / IP-0041
Summer Days True Color Fusion Ink / IP-0042
Classic Elegance Journey Tape / AC-0291
Bright Day Journey Tape / AC-0164
Sweet Romance Tape /AC-0290
Fam Ban Elements / AC-0099
Paper Clips Elements / AC-0102
Fall Fest Prints / PP-0048
Citrus Cooler 8.5 x 11 cardstock / CS-0089
Whip Cream 8.5 x 11 cardstock / CS-0040

FSJ • All Hallows’ Eve Card

Hello friends, I am back today to share a card that I created using some Fun Stampers Journey products.  I want to point out that this time I  used a simple and fun  SplitcoastStamper sketch (SCS664) to create my card.

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The stamp set that I used is called Hallows’Eve and it is  included in the Journey Holiday Mini. I want to mention that this set is a Host Exclusive product. To learn more about how to host a Make-It Party, please click >HERE<  This set in particular is a large set with thirty one stamps. All the images included are very cute and they are perfect to use for Halloween themed projects.

I also used a background stamp called Widow’s Web, and I simply stamped it with Tangerine Fusion ink over Citrus Cooler cardstock. The little figures were stamped with  Black Licorice ink  onto Whip Cream cardstock.  I added some details with Journey Color Splash watercolor pencils and then cut trimmed the tiny images with scissors.

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To create an ombré effect for the the little spooky house image, I inked the stamp with three different tones of purple (Pretty Amethyst, Lavender Fusion and Grape Fusion). Then,  I stamped the sentiment over a pierced oval matted with a larger vellum oval.   I layered all the elements of the card and I added a few other things to complement the cute scene: Journey tape, sequins and Sparkle silk.

By the way, a new fun promotion has started at Fun Stampers Journey, check it out:

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So if you like planners, are curious about them and maybe you want to give them a try, be sure to visit the Fun Stampers Journey blog during this month for lots of amazing inspiration.

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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

SS-0515 Hallows Eve
SS-0222 Widow’s Web stamp
DI-0022 Journey Ovals Die Set
IP-0041 Black Licorice True Color Fusion Ink
IP-0018 Pretty Amethyst True Color Fusion Ink
IP-0036 Lavender Fusion True Color Fusion Ink
IP-0006 Grape Fusion True Color Fusion Ink
IP-0005 Tangerine Fusion True Color Fusion Ink
IP-0126 Sparkle Silk
JM-0078 Journey Color Splash
AC-0115 Journey Sequins Special Celebration
CS-0003 Black Licorice 8.5 x 11 cardstock
CS-0040 Whip Cream 8.5 x 11 cardstock
CS-0089 Citrus Cooler 8.5  x 11 cardstock

FSJ • Christmas Card

Happy Monday everyone! I am starting this week with a Christmas card that I made using Fun Stampers Journey  products. This card features the Classic Ornaments Stamp and Die Set, which is one of my favorites. I have to point out that this set will retire December 31st.

Please remember that 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 creating a base card from Green Olive card stock. Then,  I adhered a rectangle of ‘Tis the Season Prints  onto the base card. Patterned papers are always a good way to speed up your projects, specially if you are making more than one card 😉  After that, I silver-embossed the sentiment on a Candy Apple card stock strip, and I adhered it onto the card with foam squares.

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The pretty dove want simply stamped with Green Olive ink over Whip Cream card stock, and die-cut with its matching frame. I adhered it over the card with foam squares as well. Finally, I embellished the card witha piece of  Be Cool Journey Tape, sequins, silver thread, Journey Glaze and Sparkle Cuts details. Tip: to keep the thread on place, I stapled it on each side with a Brush Silver Staple, and I add a dot of Journey Glaze underneath the thread bow.

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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
Classic Ornaments Bundle BD-0155
Green Olive True Color Fusion ink IP-0072
Clear Pigment Ink Pad  IP-0102
Journey Silver Embossing Powder IP-0100
Journey Thread Silver AC-0204
Be Cool Journey Tape AC-0165
Journey Sequins Special Celebration AC-0115
Journey Sequins Holiday Elements AC-0116
Journey Glaze 4oz AD-0002
Journey Sparkle Cuts AC-0151
Journey Foam Squares MD AD-0085
‘Tis the Season Prints PP-0034
Candy Apple  8.5 x 11 Cardstock CS-0007
Green Olive  8.5 x 11 Cardstock CS-0113
Whip Cream 8.5 x 11 Cardstock CS-0040
Journey Heat Gun TO-0083
Journey Days Stapler TO-118
Brush Silver Staples TO-120

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