FSJ • Happy Halloween Card

Halloween is around the corner, and there is still plenty of time to begin creating your Halloween projects. There is a particular stamp set Journey Holiday Mini Trends Catalog that I really like and it is called Skeletons Dance. The images are quite fun and they can be used to create cards, scrapbook pages or many tags for goodie bags.  So, I created a card using two of the cute skeletons.  Take a look:

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I started this project by creating a card base from Black Licorice cardstock. Then I adhered a Whip Cream cardstock panel over the card.  This panel measures 5.5″ x 3.75″, so that way I left a bit of black color showing on top and a bit more on the bottom. After that, I die cut a stitched circle from Electric Lime cardstock, and the tree silhouette from the Spooksville die set using Black Licorice cardstock. I layered both and put them over my card base.

The sentiment that I used is from another pretty set called Eyes on You. I placed the sentiment over my acrylic block slightly bending the stamp as I placed it over trying to mimic the curve of the stitched circle (It helps if you first put your acrylic block over the green circle, and since the acrylic block is clear, you can see the circle underneath).

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Next, I  simply stamped two cute skeletons with Black Licorice Ink over Whip Cream cardstock and then, I die cut them with their matching dies. It is so nice to have matching dies! I adhered them using Journey Foam squares and I added some Spooky Eve Stickers to complement the scene along with silk splatters and a tiny paper clip.

Please remember that the Crush on Color promotion is available thru the month of September, and this is a good chance to get some of the colors you might have on your wishlist. For more details about it click on the image below:

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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 rest of the week!

marianasignat

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FSJ • Happy Birthday Card

Happy Monday, friends! The Party Pop color family  from Fun Stampers Journey is one of my favorites. Although, I have to say that all of the six family colors that are available are great and it is difficult to choose just one! So, today I am sharing a card that I created using some colors from the Party Pop family, and a fun stamp set called Birthday Pop:

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This set includes different sizes of balloons that perfectly match a die set called Uplift.  I used Watermelon Fusion, Lemon Drop, Limeade Splash, Tangerine Fusion and Candy Apple True Color Fusion ink colors to stamp the balloons and tiny stars.

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I also stamped one of the sentiments included in the same set with Black Licorice True Color Fusion Ink, and as the final touch, I used a couple of Party Burst Dots, a couple pieces of Journey tape, a Paper Clip Element and Gift Twine (I love this twine).

Please remember that the Crush on Color promotion is available thru the month of September, and this is a good chance to get some of the colors you might have on your wishlist. For more details about it click on the image below:

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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 week!

marianasignat

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FSJ • Thank You Card

This month’s promotion at Fun Stampers Journey is called Crush of Color and it is all about colors! All the solid cardstock colors along with their coordinating ink pads have a 20% discount this month! Additionally, each week they are showcasing one or two of the FSJ color families, and adding some amazing coordinating bundles. So please be sure to hop over to their website and FB page to see more details and inspiration.

So Today I am sharing a project that I created using some pretty cardstock and ink colors. To create this card, I used a stamp set called Poppy Days. The images of this set can be layered to create a couple of different blooms, take a look:

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I only used two of layers of one of the blooms, so the first layer was stamped with Pineapple Smoothie and Bubblegum inks over a Whip Cream  panel, and then the second layer was stamped with Black Licorice ink.  After that, I simply adhered this panel over a Fresh Sage card base.

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For the flower I used a Host Exclusive die set called Bold Bloom. Before I die cut the layers of the flower I created the lines of the petals on a piece of Whip Cream cardstock by using the the Bubblegum ink pad edge to make some clockwise marks.  After that, I die cut the bloom layers.

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Additionally, I inked the edges of the blooms using a sponge dauber. After that, I layered the flower.  I added a Bubblegum cardstock banner and a sentiment from a set called Everyday Script to complement the card.

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To finish up this card I included decorative tape a sparkle drop, stitches, Fresh Sage silk and some silver sequins.   Please be sure to click on the image below to know more details about this great promotion and current bundles deals:

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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 week!

marianasignat

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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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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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