My Monthly Hero Blog Hop + Giveaway

The beginning of the month means, that a new wonderful My Monthly Hero kit will be available TODAY July 1st at the Hero Arts store. Be aware that this kit is available for a limited time only – once it’s gone, it’s gone. This month the kits will begin shipping from Hero Arts on Monday, July 8th. I want to point out that you have the option to subscribe and receive the kit monthly and never miss one.

https://heroarts.com/pages/mmh-july-2019-kit

This kit contains: 6″ x 8″ Clear Stamp Set, fourteen Coordinating Frame Cuts, two Fancy Dies, five Ink Cubes (Dusty Blue, Lime Green, Forest, Cocoa, Sand Stone), four 5.5″ x 8.5″ Sheets of New Hero Hues Premium Cardstock (two of each Meadow and Lapis) and a Blue Pearl Embossing Powder 0.5 oz.

I love the theme of this month’s kit, mountains, forest, fishing, water…. (sigh), so perfect for Summer! Check out the card I created with this kit:

I began by stamping the mountains, forest and dock. It is hard to see in the picture, but I clear-embossed over the stamped images using the large solid images. After that, I used a distress ink to create the sky and water (embossing-resist technique), and of course I flicked a bit of water with a brush. I stamped one of the sentiments included in the stamp set and then, I trimmed out the image, I matted it with the Meadow Premium cardstock and adhered the panel over a white folded card. To finish off this card, I stamped the kids images with Intense Black Ink, die cut them, and adhered them over the card with foam tape.

My second card features a couple of the ad-ons products. The stamp set that I used is called Camp in the Wild and I also use Forest Sunset Fancy Die.

For this card I used the Forest Sunset Fancy Die upside down to create the forest silhouette behind the bears. I know, I should have used it the other way, but I thought the die was also perfect using it this way too! 😀

Anyway, the images were simply stamped with Intense Black Ink and colored it with markers. I die cut them with their matching dies and I created a cute bonfire scene with them. A sentiment and Journey Glaze details were the final touches for this card.


As part of this blog hop, Hero Arts is giving away one kit as a prize to one blog reader – selected from the comments across all of the blogs in the hop. The giveaway closes Sunday, July 7th at 11:59pm, and the winner will be announced the following week on the Hero Arts blog.

Please be sure to visit all the participants blogs in order to increase your chances of winning:

The Hero Arts Blog
Caly Person
Emily Midgett
Ilina Crouse
Janette Kausen
Jessica Frost-Ballas
Michelle Short
Amy Kolling
Debi Adams
Julee Tilman
Laurie Willison
Lydia Fiedler
You are here >Mariana Grigsby< You are here
Libby Hickson

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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 from Hero Arts. 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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FSJ Stamp of the Month: Age of Aquarium

Fun Stampers Journey begins this month with a new release of a great Stamp of the Month set: Age of Aquarium. One of the things I really like about this set is that the images are mainly solid… and you know that solid images are just perfect to create degradations of colors!

For my card, the images were stamped with two colors of ink. You can use a stamp positioner tool for this purpose or an acrylic block. You simply ink your stamp first with the lighter color and then highlight the edges or certain parts with a darker color. Quite easy but it really makes your stamped images stand out! After that, I fussy cut the images using my Detail Pro Shears, perfect for this task!

For the background of my card I used Catalina Splash Liquid Color along with shaving cream. After the panel was dried, I created a ocean scene with my stamped images and then, I stamped a sentiment and enhanced it with my favorite: Journey Glaze. I also stamped some bubbles with Whip Cream True Color Fusion Ink and I added some Wiggle Eyes to those cute fish. This a very fun stamp set to play with!

Please be sure to click >HERE< to see more details about the SOTM as well as more delicious inspiration and a VIDEO

Always 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 weekend!

marianasignat

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Age of Aquarium | Black Licorice True Color Fusion Ink| Summer Days True Color Fusion Ink | Citrus Cooler True Color Fusion Ink |Rich Coral True Color Fusion Ink |Oatmeal Cookie True Color Fusion Ink | Hazelnut Blend True Color Fusion Ink |Pumpkin Bread True Color Fusion Ink |Lavender Fusion True Color Fusion Ink |Deep Lilac True Color Fusion Ink |Sweet Pear True Color Fusion Ink |Limeade Splash True Color Fusion Ink |Catalina Splash Liquid Color Whip Cream Cardstock | Pool Play Cardstock | Catalina Splash Cardstock | Journey Glaze | Wiggle Eyes

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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My Monthly Hero June Release

It is time for another wonderful My Monthly Hero release. The June kit is all about the jungle and wild life and it is also a giving back kit, which means that Hero Arts will donate 10% of the net profits from this kit to jungle habitat preservation through the World Wildlife Fund. I think this is a wonderful cause, so take a look of the fabulous June kit:

My Monthly Hero

The kit includes the following: 6″ x 8″ Clear Stamp Set, 20 Coordinating Frame Cuts, 2 Jungle Vine Fancy Dies, 6″ x 6″ Leaf Pattern Stencil, Watercolor Dot Card, Intenseified Black Ink Cube.

So, I created a card with the kit using the stamp set, frame cuts and ink that are included in it. I chose the monkey and the elephant images and I colored them with markers and then, die cut them with their matching frame cuts. It is so nice to have matching cut frames for each of the images included in the stamp set!

The images are full of little details that are so fun to color. I included some leaves and some green sequins as the final touches for this card.

Additionally to the main kit there are many wonderful add-on products, which are also great to play with. So I made a second card using a set called: Thanks a Bunch Monkey and its matching frames cuts. The stamp set includes three monkey images and other jungle related images as well as some sentiments.

That monkey is so adorable, so I used markers again to color it along with the liana and tiny flowers. The sentiment was simply white-embossed over a black cardstock circle, and the subtle background was made with the Leafy Bold prints which is a large cling stamp (6″ x 6″).

As usual, Hero Arts has a prize for a lucky commenter, but this time the winner will be drawn from comments left on the Hero Arts blog only. So please be sure to go and leave a comment on the Hero Arts blog to be considered for the prize.

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 from Hero Arts. 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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FSJ • Have Courage Card

Hello friends, just a quick post to share another card that I made for the Fun Stampers Journey Be Brave Drive.   The goal of this drive is to collect cards that will be sent to patients and caregivers in need through a  Breast Cancer non-profit organization. I just found out that thanks to the help of many crafters around the country, Fun Stampers Journey reached their goal of getting over 500 cards, yay! I am so happy for that!

Anyway,  I recently sent this card that features a set called called Be  Brave and I combined it with a sentiment from another set named Take Action .

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The design of this card is quite simple: a large panel and some fun layers. I created a stamped panel and then I adhered it over a base card. After that,  I made a few more elements that worked as the layers and focal point: a vellum pierced circle, the stamped ribbon image, and a sentiment that I enhanced with Journey Glaze (one of my favorite products).

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Finally, I embellished my card with some decorative tape, staples, twine and silk. Easy, pretty and for a good cause.  I hope this card  brightens up  somebody’s day.

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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
Be Brave Stamp Set / SS-0148
Take Action / SS-0449
Take Action Die Set / DI-0310
Journey Circles die set / DI-0039
Watermelon Fusion True Color Fusion Ink / IP-0027
Black Licorice True Color Fusion Ink / IP-0041
Dark Roast Silk / IP-0095
Sparkle Silk / IP-0126
Journey Sequins Pink World / AC-0112
Classic Elegance Journey Tape / AC-0291
Journey Twine Licorice Twist / AC-0267
Watermelon Fusion 8.5 x 11″ cardstock / CS-0039
Bubble Gum 8.5 x 11″ cardstock / CS-0099
Whip Cream 8.5 x 11″ cardstock / CS-0040

FSJ • Thinking of You Card

Hi there! I am back today to share a card that I made using some products from the Fun Stampers Journey Catalog.  This is one of my favorite stamps sets from the Blooms section named Peony Blooms.

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To color the blooms I used the Journey Color Burst color pencils and I applied Journey Glaze andJourney Sparkle cuts .  The background of this card was created using the same technique that I used on my last posted card, 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 mixing well the colors in between to create the ombré effect. 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.

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As I have mentioned before, creating backgrounds with the liquid colors is so much fun. If you happen to create several, save them for later… they come in handy when you need to create last minute cards.  Anyhow, to finish this card, a pierced square, Journey tape, a sentiment and some sequins were the rest of the components of this card.

Currently there is a Mix Media Sale at Fun Stampers Journey, and lots of inspiration on the FSJ blog too. Please don’t forget to visit them for more details.

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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
SS-0464 Peony Blooms stamp set
DI-0330 Peony Blooms Die Set
BD-0303 Liquid Colors Bundle
JM-0107 Journey Gel Press
IP-0041 Black Licorice True Color Fusion ink
JM-0077 Journey Color Burst
AC-0151 Journey Sparkle Cuts
AC- 0291 Clasic Elegance Journey Tape
AC-0164 Bright Day Journey Tape
AC-0311 Fresh Limeade Journey Tape
AC-0023 Cut Rhinestones
AC- 0114 Journey Sequins Bloom Time
TO-0063 Details Pro Shears
CS-0011 Fresh Forest 8.5 x 11 cardstock
CS-0040 Whip Cream 8.5 x 11 cardstock
CS- 0113 Green Olive 8.5 x 11 cardstock
CS-0003 Black Licorice 8.5 x 11 cardstock

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 • Happy 4th of July

Hi there! Just really quick to share a card that I created using some of the products that were included in the Fun Stampers Journey Spring into Summer Catalog. I have to point out that the new big catalog was recently released, and you can take a peek by clicking >>>HERE<<< It is amazing, full of lots of inspiration and new products.

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For my card, I used the Back Yard Party Prints to create a partial background over a Denim Days card. I also created a long banner using Cranberry Bliss cardstock. Then I stamped the Liberty image onto Whip Cream cardstock with River Stone ink. I die cut it into a star shape using the Star Dom die set. I also die cut a bigger star from vellum and I used it below the stamped star.

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Then, I stamped the sentiment with Catalina Splash and Cranberry Bliss ink colors. I trimmed it with scissors and I layered the stars and sentiment over the card. Finally, I added  the Silver Sparkle tape, Sparkle Silk, silver sequins and Summer Play Sparkles.  I have to confess that lately the Silver Sparkle tape and the Sparkle Silk are my favorites! They look amazing and they are just perfect as the final touches for your projects.

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Well, that’s all from me for today, I hope you enjoy this 4th of July along with your family and friends. 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

Beautiful America stamp set SS-0448
Star-Dom Die Set DI-0052
Summer Play Sparkles AC-0280
Journey Sequins Special Celebration AC-0115
Silver Sparkle Tape AC-0259
Sparkle Silk IP-0126
Back Yard Party Prints PP-0042
Whip Cream 8.5 x 11 Cardstock CS-0040
Cranberry Bliss 8.5 x 11 Cardstock CS-0090
Denim Days 8.5 x 11 Cardstock CS-0082

Today’s Card: Hello There!

Hi!

Today I am sharing a card featuring the new Color Layering Pineapple and coordinating Color Layering Pineapple Frame Cuts by Hero Arts. There is also a new cube ink pack called Hero’s Pineapple which was specially designed for this set. You can buy these products individually or as a bundle 🙂

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For my card I used yellow and green neon inks to stamp the first layer of the pineapple. Then, I used other green and orange colors for the next two layers. I also used the flower image included in the set to create a background using different tones of yellows and greens.

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At the end I die cut the pineapple and complemented it with a sentiment over a strip of card stock. I Finished it off with some yummy sequins.

Please visit the HERO ARTS blog for more inspiration using this fabulous set. If you haven’t seen the new Color Layering catalog, here you see it 🙂

 

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Well, that’s all from me for today, I will be back soon to share another project.

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

marianasignat

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RG• Celebra’tions Yummy Treat Pouches Sneak Peek

Hi! Here is a sneak peek of some party favors that today have been posted on Richard Garay’s Blog featuring some of the products from the Celebra’tions  Collection:

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Please click >>>HERE<<< to see the complete post.

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

marianasignat

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