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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FSJ Easy Breezy Spring + Sneak Peek

Easy Breezy Spring is the name of the new wonderful collection that Fun Stampers Journey will be releasing today April 26th and of course you are invited to join us for a LIVE Launch Party, from 3 to 5pm Pacific Time.

If you are not familiar with the FSJ Parties, I have to say that they are a lot of fun. FSJ will be presenting the whole new collection and along the show they will have project demos, bundles for sale and GIVEAWAYS! You will find the Launch Party on the FSJ YouTube channel, on the FSJ Facebook page , or on the FSJ store.

So, as part of this event, I am sharing a project that I created with one of the sets included in the collection: Cute Boots, take a look…


For my project, I created a simple but fun background using Lovely Blue Liquid Color and Sparkle Silk. I put a some drops of liquid color over the Gel Press and I spread it with a brush, then I picked up the color with a Whip Cream panel. Additionally, I sprinkled some Sparkle Silk over the blue background. Once the panel was completely dried, I adhered it over a Tin Pail folded card. I want to point out that the Sparkle Silk is one of my favorites products because it gives just the perfect sparkle touch that projects need to make them stand out!

Next, I stamped a base image over Whip Cream  cardstock, and I fussy cut it with scissors. After that, I stamped the image again over different colors of cardstock, and using my scissors I cut details of each color, and then I glued them over the base image. The piecing technique is one of my favorites because it will never disappoint you!


To finish up this card, I stamped the sentiment over Whip Creamcardstock and then I die cut it using a cloud shaped die. I adhered the cloud and main image onto the card using foam square. Simple, simple yet very pretty!

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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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

FSJ Concept Designers Gel Press Print Swap

The FSJ Concept Designers have been having a little fun together (well, a LOT of fun) and today we want to show you what we’ve been working on! We had ourselves a little print swap. The six of us divided up into pairs. Three of the designers created an 8.5×11″ print on the Journey Gel Press. Then they cut their print in half and sent half to their partner. Each partner created a card using that print, and today we’re going to share what we’ve created! It was a really fun swap and I can’t wait to see all three of the prints, and how each designer used their print on a project!
I was one of the designers that made an 8.5×11″ print, and I created it by using warm acrylic paint tones  (I was thinking of the Fall season ), with a pop of white. I really liked how it turned out ! Besides the acrylic paints, I used stencils and modeling paste. This is my half:
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 I mailed the other half of the print to my partner for the swap who is Michelle, and  I have created this card with my half:
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Since the colors were warm, I thought about making a thank you card for the Fall season. I used the Journey Gel Press print to make a background for the card, and I paired it with a thank you sentiment from a set called: Summer Garden.  I also used one Foiled Frame, some leaves and a zig-zag border.
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To finish up my card I used some Gold Fashion dots and Gold ThreadSo now, if you haven’t visited Michelle yet, please click here to see what she has come up with her half! 
Then, hop around to the rest of the teams, and see the prints they created, plus how they each used those prints! 
 
Thanks so much for stopping by today! Enjoy the rest of the swap stops, and don’t forget to pin everyone’s projects for inspiration later on!”

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Well, that’s all from me for today, I’ll be back soon to share another project. Have a wonderful crafty weekend!

marianasignat

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supplies
Journey Gel Press / JM-0197
Brayer / TO-0087
Citrus Cooler Acrylic Paint / JM-0099
Pineapple Smoothie Acrylic Paint / JM-0023
Candy Apple Red Acrylic Paint / JM-0100
Artful Wall Stencil / JM-0088
Circle Bliss Stencil / JM-0010
Summer Garden / SS-0078
Snapshot Frames  Die set / DI-0045
Border Basics / DI-0144
Hazelnut Blend True Color Fusion Ink / IP-0012
Foiled Frames / AC-0323
Fashion Gold / AC-0292
Journey Thread Gold / AC-0205
Mirror Gold / CS-0136
Journey Brush Gold / CS-0134
Whip Cream 8.5 x 11 cardstock / CS-0040
Rich Coral 8.5 x 11 cardstock / CS-0093
Tangerine Fusion 8.5 x 11 cardstock / CS-0036

FSJ • Praying for You

Hi there! I have always liked to create my own backgrounds. Sometimes when I am just playing with some fun products like the Fun Stampers Liquid Colors and the Journey Gel Press, it is hard to stop… I usually end up making many backgrounds! Today I am sharing a card that I made using one of those backgrounds along with some other products by Fun Stampers Journey

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To create the background I simply put Lemon Drop and Fresh Forest Liquid color drops over the Journey Gel Press. Then, I sprayed a little bit of water with a mister  and  I spread the color with a brayer. I waited a few seconds until dots of color were formed over the Journey Gel Press and then I placed a Whip Cream panel over to pick up the color.  The beautiful flowers image is from a set called Beauty Blooms. To give the stamped image an ombré effect, I applied different colors of ink over the stamp with sponge daubers. To complement the focal point, I stamped a sentiment with Black Licorice ink over a strip of Whip Cream cardstock. Then, I fussy-cut the images with my favorite scissors, the Details Pro Shears!

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I also die cut a tag from Fresh Forest cardtsock and then, I  layered all the card components using foam squares. I added some details like Journey tape, rainbow drops, Natural Thread, and a vellum strip behind the sentiment.  I was very happy with the results.

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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
SS-0514 Beauty Blooms
SS- 0501 Must Have Sentiments
BD-0303 Liquid Colors Bundle
JM-0107 Journey Gel Press
FSJ True Color Fusion Inks
AC-0178 Rainbow Drops
AC- 0133 Journey Natural Thread
AC-0311 Fresh Limeade Journey Tape
TO-0063 Details Pro Shears
CS-0098 Pumpkin Bread 8.5 x 11 cardstock
CS-0011 Fresh Forest 8.5 x 11 cardstock
CS-0040 Whip Cream 8.5 x 11 cardstock

FSJ • Journey Gel Press Fun Projects

Hey there! I am back to share a couple of cards that I created using the new Journey Gel Press  and Fluttering Hearts Gel Impressions Plate.  Last June, I had the chance to be in one of the Gel Press workshops that took place at the FSJ Convention as an spectator. One of the things that I liked the most about it, was the versatility. There is no wrong way whatsoever while using the press.  The paper literally gets transformed into beautiful unique backgrounds that you can use for your cards, scrapbooking, etc. It is so much fun!

Last week, Richard did some videos featuring the regular flat press and the heart one as well. You can see some of these videos by clicking >>>HERE<<<

For my first card I created a multi layer background using the Journey Gel Press  and the Fluttering Hearts Gel Impressions Plate . Check it out:

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I used the regular Gel Press to create a  background over a Whip Cream panel inking the surface directly with my ink pad. Then, I placed the panel over it to pick up the ink.  The result was an uneven subtle background. Quick and easy.

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After that, I inked the Hearts Gel Press with a darker color and I placed the Whip Cream Panel on top of the Gel Press.

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Next, and just to give the hearts a different look I randomly inked the hearts only using the side of the ink pad. Then, I place the cardstock panel over my table, and flipped over the Heart Gel Press  and carefully placed it onto the panel trying to match the hearts below. I repeated this twice.

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Since I was experimenting with this background, I also stamped the Vintage Notes background on top of my Gel Press impressions.   I stamped a sentiment and I finished my card with Journey Glaze, Journey tape and sequins.

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For my  second card, I used the the Journey Gel Press  and the Fluttering Hearts Gel Impressions Plate  as well, but this time I did not create that many layers of ink, but at the end I was very pleased with the results. Take a look…

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If you like to experiment and play with different mediums, I highly recommend you to try the Journey Gel Press. It is so much fun to create with it.

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Please be sure to visit the Fun Stampers Journey for more inspiration and the RG Signature FB page. Richard constantly shares videos showing new techniques and projects 😉 Also, my talented team pals   Michelle Woerner,  and Patricia Roebuck  >HERE< and >HERE< have also being busy sharing fabulous projects using the Journey Gel Press.

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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
Journey Gel Press JM-0107
Fluttering Hearts Gel Impressions Plate JM-0108
You Are ATS AT-0228
Hello Love Stamp Set SS-0485
Fun Stampers Journey True Color Fusion Ink Pads
Fun Stampers  Journey Cardstock
Fun Stampers Embellishments