FSJ • Oh So Happy

The mixed media concept itself can be a little bit intimidating if you are not familiar with the mediums or  simply because you don’t like to get your working area messy (let’s be real: more than normal). Well, maybe it can get a bit messier, but that doesn’t take the fun part away. Once you start, it is hard to stop creating. I have to say that what I really like is that even though you are working on an specific project and you have something in mind, in the process you end up creating more pretty stuff and at the end, nothing is wasted. Since you can create many backgrounds, and even though you don’t use them right away, it will save you time to create another project another day. Anyhow, today I am sharing a card that I created using one of those extra backgrounds that I created a couple weeks ago using some  mixed media products…

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The background was created using the Circle Bliss stencil along with Citrus Cooler and Sweet Berry acrylic paints.  I also used Modeling paste, Oatmeal Cookie acrylic paint and the Flower Power stencil, just to add an extra detail over the already pretty background.

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To create the flowers, I die cut the Colorful Bloom dies from Oatmeal Cookie cardstock and I stamped the Grid Paper and Lace Background stamps on them with Outrageous Pink ink.  I added a pierced detail, a stitched circle,  a sentiment, cut rhinestones, natural twine and a couple of brush silver staples.

The current promotion at Fun Stampers Journey is  called Prepped to Play and the products on sale are some of the ones that belong to the Mixed Media category. So if you already have some of those products on your wishlist, this  is a good chance to get them 🙂 Please be sure to click on the image below to see the complete list of mixed media products that are for sale this month:

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For more ideas and inspiration, please 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 weekend!

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FSJ • Eat More Cake

I have been trying not to get too far behind making my scrapbooking pages. I have opted for smaller page sizes, and also using my mini printer for the pictures. I have a regular photo printer but I have found that using my small printer saves me time and I think the prints look really good in smaller layouts.

One of the things that I like to do every year on my birthday is to bake my own cake. Last September, I made a white cake,  and a few weeks ago , I made an 8″ x 8″ scrapbook page to record it. I had the good intention of submitting this layout for a publication but right after I finished it,  I saw that the due date had past 😥 Anyway, I thought the least I could do was to share it with you 😉

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For this layout I used products from the Bloom This Way and the Fun Stampers Journey Inspiration Catalogs. The stamp set that I used for the title is called Celebrations Script, and I also used its matching die set.  To complement the title I simply added the “celebrating” word using an old fashion labeler.

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The design has a few layers of cardstock that work as a main frame for the pictures and title.  I added a row of layered flowers and leaves right  below the pictures and I embellished them with Rainbow Drops and Bloom Time sequins.

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I also created a cluster of tags, sequins, a heart clip and a button directly above one of the pictures. Once all the elements were in place, I  flicked some Sparkle silk over the whole page.

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I like mixing and matching products when I am creating. Generally my pictures and patterned papers will give me a good start to choose all the colors and little details that at the end will make the pages shine  😉

Here is the color combo that I used for this page:

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By the way, this is the current FSJ Promotion of the month: 25% off select accessories, dies, tools, and more. Please click on the image below for more information about it:

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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 week!

marianasignat

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supplies

Celebration Script stamp set / SS-0540
Celebration Script die set / DI-0397
Blooming Details / DI-0327
Borders Basics / DI-0144
Tag Set / SR-0014
Black Licorice True Color Fusion Ink / IP-0041
Sparkle Silk / IP-0126
Journey Sequins Bloom Time /AC-0114
Rainbow Drops / AC-0178
Journey Gold Thread / AC-0205
Denim Prints Tape / AC-0313
Fresh Limeade Tape / AC-0311
I Heart Clips / AC-0261
Journey Color Buttons II / AC-0098
Spring Filled Prints / PP-0051
Lemon Grass 8.5 x 11″ cardstock / CS-0019
Pineapple Smoothie 8.5 x 11″ cardstock / CS-0026
Whip Cream 8.5 x 11″ cardstock / CS-0040
Denim Days 8.5 x 11″ cardstock / CS-

FSJ • A Day in the City

The 12″ x 12″ scrapbook page size has always been my favorite to work with since the large size gives you plenty of room for pictures and many products like patterned papers and embellishments. However, I also have done some of my pages in 8″ x 8″ or 6″ x 8″ sizes. These last two, are fun since you can finish a page faster, but the size of the page kind of limits the amount of details and pictures you can use. Anyhow, I was curious about trying another size for a page: 8.5″ x 11″ or Letter size. I have seen many  scrapbookers creating using this size and they always seem to achieve beautiful pages where the amount of elements seems to be just right.

Well, today I am sharing a letter size page that I made using wonderful Fun Stampers Journey products to document a short visit to the city that my husband and I did last year. I won’t be describing each of the steps I followed to create this page but I will highlight a few of them.

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I used the clouds paper that is included in the Spring Filled Prints pack, as the background for the double layer of buildings I made with the Hero City die. For the other part of the page, I used the dotted paper included in the Birthday Pop Prints pack. To disguise the joint in between, and to connect the upper and bottom parts of the page, I used two lines of Journey Tape. You can barely see them since the pictures and title are right on top of them.

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For the word “city” I aligned the letters on an acrylic block leaving enough space in between them, so I could die cut them later. I inked the whole letters with Beach Ball ink and then, using a sponge dauber and Huckleberry Fusion Ink, I applied color over half of each letter to achieve an ombré effect. This part has to be done fast because you don’t want the ink to dry over the stamp. For this step be sure that both of your ink pads are quite juicy.

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For the words “A Day in The”, I stamped each letter with Black Licorice Ink and I die cut each of them with their matching die. I used a circle as a base to adhere the letters. Using a circle was in part, because we rode the Ferris wheel 😉 and because I could put more letters along the circle than if I tried to put them all in a straight line over the word “city”. I think they fit and look better. Besides that, I punched a couple of hearts using Mirror Gold cardstock, just to embellish and link both lines of the title.

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Besides the pictures, I also used the memorabilia from that day as part of my page. Since the page already had a lot of elements so far, I did not want to add that many embellishments, so I only used a bubble text, a piece of view film, and a camera clip. Overall I can say that I liked the letter size for a page, I made it quite fast, and I loved how my page turned out at the end.

The promotion of February at Fun Stampers Journey is called: Mystery Box, and you can find out more about it and how you can get one by clicking >>>HERE<<<!

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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 week!

marianasignat

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supplies

Solid Bet Stamp set /SS-0489
Marquee Type stamp set / SS-0171
Hero City die set/ DI-0398
Outline Bet die set / DI-0350
Marquee Type die set/ DI-0104
Journey Circles die set / DI-0039
Notebook Page die set / DI-0268
Border Basics die set / DI-0144
Circle / SR-0001
A5 Page Creator / SR-0037
Beach Ball True Color Fusion Ink / IP-0047
Huckleberry Fusion True Color Fusion Ink / IP-0035
Black Licorice True Color Fusion Ink / IP-0041
Beach Ball Silk/ IP-0145
Love Clips / AC-0347
Hello Word Bubble / AC-0230
Remember Me clips / AC-0321
Clear View Film / AC-
Denim Print Journey Tape / AC-0313
Classic Elegance Journey Tape / AC-0291
Sweet Romance Journey Tape / AC-0290
Love is / TO-0006
Spring Filled Prints / PP-0051
Birthday Pop Prints pack / PP-0052
Journey Vellum / PP-0044
Beach Ball 8.5” x 11” cardstock / CS-0088
Black Licorice 8.5” x 11” cardstock / CS-0003
Butter Cream 8.5” x 11” cardstock / CS-0006
Whip Cream 8.5” x 11” cardstock / CS-0040
Rock Candy 8.5” x 11” cardstock / CS-0031
MIrror Gold / CS-0136

FSJ • Happy Birthday Card

Since the Bloom This Way mini catalog was released, I have been having a a lot of fun creating with some of the great products included in it. If you are curious about this fabulous catalog, please click >>>HERE<<< so you can see it!

Today I am sharing a fun card using one of my favorites sets from this catalog: Story Book Occasions.  So, I chose the little lamb image and I stamped it three times with Black Licorice Ink over a Whip Cream cardstock  panel. To achieve the overlapped images I made a mask with a sticky note.

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Then, I die cut the panel into a pierced rectangle. I also gave the images a hint of color  with my Color Burst pencils and using a craft knife I cut out the balloons centers to create three mini shaker windows.  I used a little bit of Clear Sparkle Confetti to fill in the tiny windows. I matted the panel with Cool Pool cardstock.

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After that, I layered a Spring Filled Print rectangle over a Bubble Gum card base, and adhered the shaker panel on top of it.  Last, I finished up the card with a sentiment, Sparkle silk, Bubble Gum Thread and a Fun Day Elements paper clip.

Please don’t forget that this month’s promotion is still going on:

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For more details about this promotion please click  >>>HERE<<<

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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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FSJ • Bloom This Way • Love Bug Card

Fun Stampers Journey has recently released the new Bloom This Way mini catalog which includes lots of new products perfect for the upcoming important festivities on our calendars!

Today I am sharing a card that I created using a super cute Host Exclusive stamp set  called Bug Love and its matching die set. Take a look:

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To create my card, I stamped a Watermelon Fusion panel  using Black Licorice ink and a background stamp called Graduated Dots. I adhered this panel onto a Black Licorice card base.

I stamped the pretty lady bug image and sentiment over Whip Cream cardstock with Black Licorice Ink. I colored the bug with Candy Apple and River Stone Liquid Colors and I die cut both shapes with their matching dies. After that, I added Journey Glaze details and I let them dry.

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I also die cut two hearts from Bubble Gum cardstock and a different heart from  Sweet Berry cardstock to create a base of layers underneath the sentiment and lady bug. I finished up m card with Journey tape, Sparkle silk and some yummy heart shaped dots.

One of the advantages of hosting a Fun Stampers party is, besides spending time with your friends creating,  you have the opportunity to purchase some exclusive items like the Bug Love 🙂 If you are curious about how to host a party and get to know more about the fabulous Fun Stampers products, please be sure to visit their website and search for a coach in your area.

The promotion this month at Fun Stampers Journey is called: Spruce your Space, and it is all about getting organized!

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For more details about this promotion please click  >>>HERE<<<

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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 weekend!

marianasignat


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FSJ • Bloom This Way Mini Catalog + Have A Magical Birthday Card

Happy New Year, friends! What a better way to start the year than with a fresh release by Fun Stampers Journey! The new Bloom This Way mini catalog is full of wonderful products and currently lots of inspirations are being shared on Facebook and the FSJ Blog.

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Today I am sharing a card that I created using a pretty stamp set named Magical Unicorn along with some of the papers from the Birthday Pop Prints pack.

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I used one of the prints to create a panel that I adhered over a card base. Then, I used some other small prints rectangles, and a pierced oval to create some layers over the card.


The images and sentiment were stamped with Black Licorice ink over Whip Cream card stock. I colored some details of the unicorn and the tiny hearts with the Journey Burst Color Pencils and then, I die cut the stamped images with their matching dies. I applied Journey Glaze and Sparkle cuts over the images and sentiment, and I let them dry.

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To finish up this card, I simply layered the images over the card using foam squares to give the elements extra dimension.


Please be sure to visit the FSJ Blog as well as their FB page for more inspiration and ideas fro the Bloom This Way mini catalog!


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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 rest of the week!

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