FSJ's Kindness Matters Collection is Here!

Kindness Matters is the name of the new collection that Fun Stampers Journey has just released and today, I am delighted to share two cards created with one of my favorite stamp sets from this release: Baby Farm Animals and its coordinating dies.

For my first card, I took advantage of the cute outlined darling images, and I grabbed my Journey Splash Watercolor Pencils to color them. Once the color dried, I die cut them with their matching dies.

I thought a red barn would be a perfect match for these cute creatures, so I die cut a Candy Apple Reversed Banner shape and I cut off two of its corners to create the shape of a traditional barn.

After that, I created the lines with a ruler and a thin marker. Then, to create the barn doors, I simply made two small rectangles and I dragged criss cross lines with my white Journey Burst Color Pencil. I glued those two pieces over a Whip Cream rectangle and adhered the piece over the barn.

I created the little window over the door the same way. I finished up the barn with a piece of Hazelnut Blend cardstock to create the roof over the barn. Quite simple if you ask me, but fun to create.

My second card is a bit simpler than the one above. In this case, I simply stamped the baby animals with Black Licorice True Color Fusion Ink over different colors of cardstock.

I used the grass and cloud die cuts from the Sweet Home Accent die set to create a simple, yet pretty scene for the cute baby animals.

I arranged them over a rectangle cut out of Pool Play cardstock and of course I also included a sentiment. I finished up the card with wiggle eyes for the cute animals and some white pearls here and there.

Anyway, please be sure to visit the FSJ shop and see the whole collection; you can either buy the products individually or you can also buy a Project Kit, which means a great deal!

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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 •  I hope you all have a wonderful crafty weekend!

marianasignat

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Baby Farm Animals |Baby Animals die Set | Kindness Matters Project Kit|Sweet Home Accent die set  | Reversed Banner|Black Licorice True Color Fusion Ink |Fun Stampers Journey 8.5 x 11 cardstock  | Journey Color Splash Watercolor Pencils |  Journey Color Burst Pure Color Pencils | Journey Glaze | Wiggle Eyes | Pearls | Party Burst Dots

New FSJ Collection: Kindness Matters

I love when new products are about to be released and I have the chance to share a bit about them. At Fun Stampers Journey, coming on January 10th a new collection called Kindness Matters will be released. So today, I am sharing a card that features one of the new stamp sets and the stencil included in the collection.

The stamp set is called Kindness is Cool and it features a cute koala among other pretty images and sentiments. I loved coloring the koala with Color Burst Color Pencils and adding its cool shades. The background was created with the Cane Wave stencil and Liquid Colors (which are one of my favorite products to create backgrounds).

Last but not least, I complemented the card with a sentiment, some Rainbow Hearts, washi tape and a few Cut Rhinestones.

>>>Kindness Matters Project Kit<<<

All new single products will be available for puchase as of January the 20th but the GOOD NEWS is that you can get some of the new products earlier if you buy it the Kit, take a look:

The kit includes: AT-0352 Folk Blossom Stamp, SS-0684 Kindness is Cool Stamp Set, SS-0685 Sweet Birthday Wishes Stamp Set, JM-0133 Cane Weave Stencil, and Kit Materials to Assemble FOUR Cards (Please click here to see the cards). Wait, and the prize? This kit is only $55 is 22% off. Good deal, don’t you think?

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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 •  I hope you all have a wonderful Holiday Season!

marianasignat

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Kindness Matters Project Kit|Journey Color Burst color pencils | Liquid Colors |Whip Cream cardstock  | Journey Glaze 

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

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 |

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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SB • Love You Card

Hello friends! Today I want to share a card that I created using a fun die set by Spellbinders. This is the small die of the month (January), and it is called First Crush. I really enjoyed putting this card together.. it kind of reminded me about my childhood paper dolls… I loved to use my scissors to cut out all the clothes and accessories for my dolls, so much fun back then….(sigh) Anyway, here is the card I made:

The die set includes twenty one pieces that can be use to create a boy or a girl, and it is up to you to choose the color of their hair and clothes. I used Fun Stampers Journey cardstock colors for mine. You can find the complete list of cardstock colors that I used for this card at the end of this post.

The boy’s hair was die cut from Hazelnut Blend cardstock and I enhanced the ridges by rubbing Cocoa Powder ink pad over it. For the girl, I used Tangerine Fusion cardstock and I enhanced it with the same color of ink.

I added a star and a heart stickers over their clothes, just as an extra detail. I also used the Heart balloon shape (included in the set) but I trimmed out the bottom part with scissors to make it into a plain heart tag. Then, I stamped a sentiment over it. I layered the dolls and tag onto a SB Fancy Edged Oval, and then onto card base. I won’t say it was a quick card, since there are lots of little pieces to put together, but I will say that it was a lot of fun to do it!

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 rest of the week!

marianasignat

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Spellbinders First Crush

Spellbinders Fancy Edged Ovals

Fun Stampers Journey Cardstock colors: Peaches & Cream, Whip Cream, Black Licorice, Rustic Rose, Hazelnut Blend, Pool Play, Denim Days, Tangerine Fusion, Watermelon Fusion, Candy Apple, Pineapple Smoothie.

SB Sunshiny Day Card Kit

A few months back, I received the Sunshiny Day Card Kit to complete a couple of projects for Spellbinders, and let me tell you that I was very pleased with what I could accomplish with it. It doesn’t really matter if you are a beginner or an avid card maker, the SB card kits are super fun to play with, and they will keep you busy creating for hours. The box that I received was full of products that I could use to create at least ten cards. Take a look:

This particular kit includes: 10 Cards & 10 Envelopes, 7 Sheets of 8.5 x 11” Paper/Cardstock, Set of 14 Dies, 6 x 6” Paper Pad, Pack of Die Cut Shapes, Epoxy and Foil Stickers, Clear Stamps, Sequins & Flowers, a Roll of Adhesive & Foam Dots.

So after I finished a couple of projects for SB, I ended up with a barely used card kit. Therefore, a couple weeks ago I went to a scrapbooking crop, and I brought the card kit with me . I planned to use only the products included in the kit and complete as many cards as I could. These are the projects I created:

The patterned papers are beautiful, the colors coordinate perfectly with the cardstock and die cut shapes included in the kit. As you can see, in the die cut shape package you get more than one of each shape, which in my opinion it is great, because you can duplicate your project or use the same shape in different projects!

The kit includes a stamp set and a die set too. I used a sentiment from the stamp set and I also die cut a cute starfish from the yellow cardstock provided. I also made the base cards from the purple and black cardstock included.

I was impressed with the amount of die cut shapes included in the kit, because after I finished all my cards, I still have many left over that I can use on more projects! On the second card, the Birthday sentiment (underneath the happy die cut sentiment) is not included in the kit.

For these two cards, I used two cute cars which are my favorite die cut shapes, and I included a few Epoxy stickers which are such a great detail for any card.

Another great product included are the Puffy Foil Stickers…. they are just great and they look amazing! I really had a fun time at the scrapbooking crop creating with this card kit.

Well, these are all the projects I created and the left overs from my kit…. pretty good, Don’t you think? I can still take advantage of my stamp set and my die set that I barely used…. I might do a few more projects with them soon!

I would like to point out that currently there are many beautiful card kits available to chose from, but you also have the option to sign up for the Card Kit Club, which is a monthly subscription, and that means that each month you will get a brand new kit at an incredible price. Please click >>>HERE<<< to read more details about it.

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 end of the week!

marianasignat

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Good Luck Cards + FSJ & SB Online Warehouse Sale

Hello friends! I have a couple of projects to share today. The month of March is literally flying by and I  can’t believe we will be celebrating St. Patricks Day this weekend! Do you celebrate it? Well, we are not Irish, but I think it is fun to pretend we are and wear something green that day, or have the excuse to make a card to give it to a friend or family member, don’t you think?

Anyhow, as I said in the beginning, I created two cards for this Irish day featuring an ATS stamp set called ExtraLucky and the Lucky Clovers Die Set. 
If you have seen some of my projecst before, you should know that I love creating backgrounds with Liquid Colors, so I created one using my JourneyGel Press, Limeade Splash and Sweet Pear Liquid Colors, a brayer along with a Whip Cream cardstock panel. The steps are simple: 1)  Apply liquid colors over the gel press, 2) Spray a bit of water, 3) Spread the colors with the brayer, 4) Pick up the color with the cardstock panel, and 5) Let it dry.

Once the panel was dried,  I adhered it over a Limeade Splash folded card. Next, I stamped the sentiment over it with Black Licorice Ink and I added Journey Glaze over the words (I always love using it to make the sentiments stand out).  I have to say that this product doesn’t take too long to dry, so that is why I like it a lot!

Next, I die cut a clover from Kiwi Slice cardstock. I continued my project by adhering the clover over the card front with foam squares. To finish up this card I used Black Licorice Silk, some green sequins and Lemon Grass thread.

For my second project, I used the Note Pocket Die to create a Sweet Pear cardstock pocket for a small card. After I assembled the pocket, I adorned it with a couple strips of Journey tape and a clover that I die cut from Limeade Splash cardstock. Quick and easy!

Then, I created a folded card from Whip Cream cardstock, and I stamped some Sweet Pear clovers over the card front and a sentiment with Black Licorice ink. As always, I also added Journey Glaze over the words to make the sentiment shine! 



 I flicked some Gold Silk onto the card and I embellished it with some gold sequins. Finally, I tucked the card into the pocket and I added a clip and Lemon Grass thread bow to finish up this card.

Well, today I also want to share that currently Spellbinders and Fun Stamper Journey are having an…

This sale includes lots and lots of products that you can get for $1, $2, $3, $5 or $10 …. Papers, inks, dies, embellishments…. and much more! Believe me, these are HUGE savings so please jump over to the shop and start filling up your cart!

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 rest of the week!

marianasignat

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Lucky CloversExtra Lucky Liquid Colors Black Licorice Silk