More News :)

Hi! 

I just want to share very quick more news with you. My friend Silvia Barrera from Mexico City recently launched a digital magazine targeting mexican crafters, which I think it is a great idea. The magazine is called RL Scrap and it covers different themes like tutorials, techniques, sketches, color combos, etc.  RL Scrap is available online and it is completely free.

Well, a couple of months ago, I was invited by her, to participate on the second edition of the magazine. So I made a scrapbooking page for the cover, and I also shared past projects in some of the inside pages, as well as information about me and my work as a crafter 🙂 I have to point out that this makes me feel very proud,  so this is why I want to share the link to the magazine with all of you…

That’s all from me today 🙂 I’ll be back tomorrow morning  to share a HA Card! Yay!

Thank you so much for visiting 🙂 Have a wonderful crafty week!

marianasignat

 

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A Scrapbook Page [After the Walk Pictures]

Hi!

It’s me again 🙂 Here is a scrapbook page that I created using  a patterned paper collection called Harvest Lane by Simple Stories…

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I bought this paper collection a while ago, but as many of my other crafty stuff it was waiting to be used.  This page is about the pictures that were taken after a walk I did along with two of my girl friends on October 2012.  I  combined the papers with a bunch of other things that I had in my stash:   canvas alpha stickers by Making Memories (I found these on the clearence section of the craft store a long ago) …. and I complemented the title with some letters I cut with my Silhouette and some tiny alpha stickers by Authentique Paper (Carefree Elements 8×12)

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…Wood flowers, decorative tape, sequins, gemstones, pearls and of course stitches…

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Believe or not, I have been scrapbooking more 🙂 I am still behind on my projects but, at least I can see some progress 🙂

Thanks for stopping by 🙂 I’ll be back soon with another project.

Have a great rest of the week!

marianasignat

Another Scrapbook Page [How Cute!]

Hi!

I am back today with another scrapbook page of my Shelby. This time, I used my Cricut Expression 2 to create the title, hearts and cute dog. If you noticed is the same dog that I used for this card, but I flipped the shape and I did a couple of modifications to the dog with my scissors… I wanted it to look more like my Shelby, so I cut out part of the black layer to simulate Shelby’s back spots, and I also trimmed a bit of the tail…

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I am not in love with the pictures I took today, but I finished the page around four in the afternoon, and the sunlight was not as bright as I like 🙂 Anyway, I based my page on a layout included in the  Scrapbook Trends December 2013 (Article 10, Page 5). Of course I had to modified some of the details, but overall I think the page turned out fine 🙂

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I used Create a Critter to cut the dog and hearts, and I also used Birthday Cakes to create the title. I have to point out that I am missing a little journaling right under the titles that it will read “…And Shelby knows it!” My printer was not printing right, so I think I have to clean the heads or change the ink cartridge.

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On another note, I am selling my CRICUT ORIGINAL and my ORIGINAL Silhouette. both of them work perfectly and they are in very good condition. If you are interested or know of somebody that could be interested please contact me. I will put pictures of them in my “4 Sale” tab soon.

Thanks for stopping by :) Have a wonderful crafty week!

marianasignat

A Scrapbook Page [Always Pawsitive]

Hi there!

I am back today to share a Scrapbook page… oh yes… you read right! There is nothing that a little bit of pressure can’t  make me accomplish… Lol. I based my layout in one of Becky Fleck’s fabulous sketches from the PageMaps blog (click HERE to see it), and I created a page of my sweet  and furry Shelby…

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I am not very good at writing, specially in English…lol… But I always try to do my best. I write in English, because in the future the ones who will read my pages will be my sons, or maybe their children… I am not sure about that, but that is what I would like to happen 🙂  Anyway, this is what I wrote: “Shelby is always looking forward to enjoy whatever mother nature has reserved for her. She faces each day pawsitively. Snow or rain will never stop her from going outside for a walk. She loves her walks, even if they are short ones.”

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I used patterned papers by Recollections, and I added a bunch of yummy sequins, some buttons, doilies and other random embellishments.

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I created the title, and tags  using Illustrator and I cut them with my Cameo. It was fun to make this page, specially because I loved the pictures of my Shelby.

Now is time to announce the giveaway winner….Yay! According to Random Org the winner is:

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That means that # 1 is JANIS!

She said this; My favorite furry friends would be my 20 cats…..yes, 20. Ha. And they are all rescues!! Only a handful of them live inside, but they are all my babies and I love each of them. Fortunately, hubby is a vet and we live out where they all have lots of room. And……we don’t have a mouse problem! :) Love these pretty packs of sequins!! They looks so dazzling in all their shiny sparkliness. Thanks for the chance to win.”

Congratulations Janis!…Please send me an email with your addy ASAP :D  so I can send you your sequins right away! :)

Thanks so much for participating and for sharing with me  about your furry friends, it was fun to read about them!

I hope you have a wonderful weekend!  :D Hugs to all!

Our Jackie

Hi there! I wanted to say THANKS  to the talented ladies who kindly left me a sweet comment about my recent loss… They  really meant a lot to me… Thanks from the bottom of my heart …

Karen Hasheck • ~amy~ • Bev W.

alicecarman •  Virginia Lu • Margaret

Ashley Cannon Newell • Kryssi Ng • AnitaRex

alice wertz • Kasha • Jocelyn

stempelwolfanne • Kine • Nette

Well, Virginia Lu was right about “crafting” as a healing therapy.  So last week, I created a couple of pages of my Jackie . Jackie was with us for thirteen and half years, so as you can imagine, I still have a bunch of pictures of her that  need to be included in our Family Album.  I also thought that Margaret’s idea of creating a photo book is actually a brilliant idea 🙂 So that is something that I have added to my  “to do list”  for later this summer. For now I think I have a good start… I created a double page layout, with some of the pics that I shared with you the other day, basing my design on a fabulous sketch that I saw at the BasicGray Blog  

The paper collection and Embellishments that I used are by  Queen & Co. (I loved them!)…

I also added some Paper Flowers by Hero Arts, just because the color scheme was a bit on the masculine side… and eventhough my Jackie with her cute mustache and big eyebrows 😉 was indeed a sweet furry girl…

I complemented the design with some buttons, sequins and gems here and there… As well as some paw prints that I drew in my mac and cut with my Silhouette

Thank you for visiting :) Have a wonderful rest of the week!

Mr. & Mrs. Grigsby

Hi there,

My wedding Anniversary was on Sunday 🙂 I am proud to say that we have been married for twenty three years… Yay! I know, it sounds like a lot of years, but they go really fast… believe me 🙂 Well, we did not do anything really special that day… we just had a peaceful day, we enjoyed being at home with our two sons and our two pets 🙂 Simple things make us happy 😀 Anyway, last year I created a layout  for the PaperCraft Inspirations magazine in England… so I think this week is  perfect to share it.   I based my 8″ x 8″ scrapbook page on one of Becky Fleck’s sketches, and I also used some JustRite stamps, my Silhouette, some flowers, pearls and buttons here and there…. At the end, I loved how this layout turned out…

Thanks for your visit today… Have a great day! :D

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Happy Monday everyone!!!

Today I am sharing a scrapbook page, that I just finished. I started it last year, but the final details were missing. Well, one of my favorites scrapbook designers is Nichol Magouirk.  I think she is very talented, and I absolutely love  all her scrapbook pages… She is amazing. So thanks to her, I could finaly finish my page 🙂 Thank you Nichol!  I loved the way the stamped clouds look on this page… and I used some of her ideas on my page…

I like a lot the idea of incorporating your stamps into your scrapbook pages… The cloud image is from a Hero Arts-Studio Calico set called Hoorayand the little camera is from Say Cheese Too by Lawn Fawn.

Thanks for stopping by, Have a great week!