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

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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

My Monthly Hero Blog Hop: December

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Happy Monday everyone!

Today is the release day for the My Monthly Hero kit of December! This new wonderful kit will be available TODAY December 5th at 1pm (Eastern time) at the Hero Arts store. 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 Monday, December 12.

The kit contains: a 4″x6″ clear stamp set, a set of 8 coordinating Frame Cuts dies that match the stamp set, two Fancy word dies – “cheers” and “party”, a set of Paper Layering dies for adding a sunburst or sparkler effect, fun new gold glitter embossing powder, Custom washi tape designed for the kit, a gold Uni-ball Gel Pen, 4 half sheets of gold foil card stock, 2 half sheets of each metallic card stock: purple, pink, dark blue and antique gold. The kit value is $65, an amazing deal at $34.99

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There are several optional add-on items: SA092 Pop The Cork Stencil:,  SA093 Champagne StencilSA091 Celebration Words StencilCM123 Birthday CelebrationDI343 Birthday Celebration Frame Cuts, DI339 Party Confetti Fancy Die , DI341 Martini Fancy DieDC202 Cocktail Party Stamp & Cut, DC203 Happy New Year Stamp & Cut.

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For this special ocasion I created two cards. The first one, features images from the main kit. Check it:

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I created the background panel by simply using a sponge dauber and different colors of Hybrid inks. I love how the round sponge marks make sort of bokeh effect.  After that I stamped the bottle image over a piece of Snow layering paper, I colored it with Chameleon markers and I die cut the shape with its matching die.  I also die cut the Cheers fancy die from black card stock.

Once I had those elements ready I place them over the background panel, just to see where I was going to stamp the complementary text, little bubbles and sparks.  I used Intense Black ink to do that.  Finally, I adhered bottle and sentiment with foam tape, and I embellished with some sequins here and there.

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My second card features some of the Add-On products which I think are fabulous! Check it out:

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This time I used the DI339 Party Confetti Fancy Die along with the dark blue metallic card stock. I adhered over a gold foil card stock panel  and then, over a Snow Layering paper card base. I used one  infinity die circle to die cut a frame for the champagne glasses, and  I gold embossed the bubbles (CM123 Birthday Celebration).  I adhered the circle over the card with foam tape.

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Then, I die cut two of the glasses (DI343 Birthday Celebration Frame Cuts )  with Snow Layering paper and other two with gold foil card stock. I trimmed off the upper part of the gold ones with scissors, just because I wanted them to look like as if they were clinking 😉 Then I adhered the gold ones over the white ones. I   adhered them over the circle with foam tape as well. To finish off this card, I gold embossed the sentiment (CM123 Birthday Celebration) over a strip of dark blue metallic card stock, I adhered it over the circle and I embellished the card with some gold sequins.

As always Hero is giving away one kit as a prize to one blog reader – selected from the comments across all of the blogs in the hop. Giveaway closes December 11 at 11:59pm, and the winner will be announced the following week. Here is the complete list of participant blogs:

The Hero Arts Blog
Yana Smakula
me>>> Mariana Grigsby <<<me
May Park
Amy Tsuruta
Clare Prezzia
Laura Bassen
Wanda Guess
Lydia Fiedler
Ilina Crouse
Julie Ebersole at Ellen Hutson’s CLASSroom
Shari Carroll at Simon Says Stamp
Libby Hickson

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

marianasignat

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Today’s Card: Christmas Wishes

This is the time of the year that I start  gathering the Christmas cards that I have made so far, in order so send them to my friends. In past years, I have selected a card design that I really like and I have mass-produced it. Well,  for the last couple of years I have been busier than normal,  so I have opted for sending only  the cards that I have. I like selecting the cards I believe my friends would like, and then I write a few lines for each of them. Anyway, today I am sharing a simple card that I made using some Hero Arts products.

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To create the background I used the Calendar Bold Prints stamp using Unicorn Pigment Ink over a Blush Mix Layering paper panel. I adhered this panel over a card base.

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To create the main panel, I used a very pretty  stamp set  called Vintage Christmas Wishes. I simply stamped the images using different colors of ink over a Snow Layering paper panel (Moss Hybrid Ink, Caramel Hybrid Ink, Soft Granite Shadow Ink, and Intense Black ink). Then, I tied a Bakers twine bow, and I matted the panel with Kraft card stock. I adhered the panel over the card base, and after that,  I simply embellished the card with gemstones, sequins and  Glossy Accents.

Hopefully this year I can send my cards by the end of the second week of December. How about you? Do you like to make different designs  or only one? Are you still in the process of making your Holiday cards?

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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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