FSJ • Hello Winter

Hello friends, I am back to share another project using the Fun Stampers Journey Huge Hello die. This is a 8.5″ x 11″ scrapbook page of my Shelby. I know, Winter is still far from now at least that is what I want to believe, but for me Summer days are a good time to try to catch up doing my scrapbook pages. Anyway, I won’t explain all the process of this page but I will point out some of the details included in it. Take a look:070218web_hellowinter

In this case, I used the Huge Hello as the main sentiment but left the eyes of the letters in place. I just put a tiny piece of tape behind them to keep them in place. The word “winter” was stamped and die cut with the Solid Bet stamp set and the Outline Bet die set. For these I used one of the new FSJ ink colors: Fresh Sage which perfectly matches with one of the pieces of paper include in the Good Life Prints collection.


I placed a scalloped border behind the left side of the picture (Pocket Trims) and a Notebook Page on the right side. On the upper part of the picture I arranged a heart (Heart Felt die set) stamped with the Decot Dots AT stamp. I also used a Journey Scallops circle and I added stitched details with Circle Around dies. The little file tab is from the Serif Basics steel rule and I cut it from the new Fresh Sage cardstock.

The snowflakes belong to a steel rule die named Holiday Elements, and the final touches for the pages were cut rhinestones, silks and tape. Very little stamping, but a lot of fun putting together all those die cut shapes.

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 week!

marianasignat———- ♥ ———-



FSJ Cards for Coffee Lovers Blog Hop



If you are coming from Michelle Woerner ‘s blog,  you are in the right place. I am happy to be participating in the Fun Stampers Journey Collaboration Blog Hop.  As you can see, we are siding with our friends from the Coffee Loving Cardmakers for a fun inspirational hop, full of wonderful creations and a great prize.

So for today I created a couple of cards using the same design and stamps on both, and only making a change in the selection of colors and papers. I made these cards smaller than the normal size. They measure 3.5″ x 4.25, so you can get three cards from one letter size piece of Whip Cream cardstock. The cards feature a fun stamp set called Coffee Helps and its  matching die set, which is quite convenient.


For the first card I chose the small gingham print from the Good Life Prints collection. I made a partial background panel over my card and I stamped the sentiment with Black Licorice True Color Fusion Ink.  I adhered the panel over my card base along with a circle. I also put a piece of Girl’s Life Tape and I used a Brush Silver Staple.


I stamped the cup of coffee with Black Licorice True Color Fusion Ink and I colored it with Cool Pool Liquid color.  Before I adhered the cup over the circle, I stamped the vapor lines over the circle. I use some Journey Squares to adhere the cup and I complemented my card with a Love Filled heart.


Second card is the same process. I used Hazelnut Blend True Color Fusion Ink for the stamping part and a different sheet from the Good Life Prints collection.  I used the new Rustic Rose Liquid Color for the cup, and the Lemon Sparkle tape. Overall I had a lot of fun creating these cute cards 🙂


Of course we couldn’t have a blog hop without having a fun Prize:

Blog Hop Giveaway Social Share

In order to be eligible to win the prize you need to comment on all of the participant’s blogs before 11:55 pm PST on Friday, July 27. So that means that this contest will be open for a week. Laura Murray from FSJ will announce the winner the following week, so please stay tuned.

Be sure to visit all the participant’s blogs for inspiration and leave comments along the way. Your next stop is the Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog.

For you convinience, here is the complete list of participant blogs:

Fun Stampers Journey blog 
Tania Willis 
Patricia Roebuck 
Michelle Woerner 
You are here>>>Mariana Grigsby<<<You are here
Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog  
Amy Tsuruta  
Kerry Urbatch  
Helen Gullett  
Lisa Bzibziak  
Robyn Jordan  
Lori Turner  
Becca Cruger  
Dana Gong  
Dana Warren  
Erin Thiem  
Katie Brooks 
Kathy Schweinfurth  
Laurel Seabrook 

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Thanks for stopping by:) Have a wonderful crafty  weekend and GOOD LUCK to all!


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FSJ • Hello card

I love to make cards with stamps and inks, but sometimes it is fun to change things a little bit and just gather the right products, and create cards with no stamping at all.  Today I am sharing a card that I created with just a few Fun Stampers Journey great products, take a look:


I used a Beach Breeze base card, and then I layered an Orange Creamsicle panel and a RSVP prints panel over the card (I love the dalmatian print).


I die cut the Huge Hello Die twice from Whip Cream and Black Licorice cardstocks. I used the black shape as a drop shadow for the whip cream word. I adhered both words with Journey Craft Glue.  I affixed the hello word with a couple of silver staples over a two layers of Heart shapes.


To finish off this card, I adhered some silver sequins and Silver Sparkle tape. Quick, easy, fun.


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———- ♥ ———-

DI-0423 Huge Hello
DI-0033 Heart Felt
AC-0259 Silver Sparkle Tape
AC-0115 Journey Sequins Special Celebration
TO-0120 Brush Silver Staples
CS-0001 Beach Breeze 8.5 x 11″ cardstock
CS-0089 Citrus Cooler 8.5 x 11″ cardstock
CS-0039 Watermelon Fusion  8.5 x 11″ cardstock
CS-0040 Whip Cream 8.5 x 11″ cardstock
CS-0003 Black Licorice  8.5 x 11″ cardstock

FSJ • Life is Art… Live Yours in Color

Working with Liquid Colors can be so much fun. There is no right or wrong way to use them when used to create strokes or splatters of color. Before I continue, I would like to point out that in our New Fun Stampers Catalog there are among others,  FIVE new liquid colors added to it: Peaches and Cream, Rustic Rose, Sweet Pear, Fresh Sage, and Turbo Teal.

So today I am sharing a card using some of my favorite Liquid Color hues.  The background panel was created by simply applying strokes from side to side of different liquid colors (Lemon Drop, Lovely Blue, Cool Pool and Limeade Splash) over a Whip cream rectangle with the Square Paint Brush.  Then, I stamped one of the sentiments included in the brand new Color Pop stamp set with Black Licorice Ink. Since my sewing machine was handy, I affixed the panel over a Whip Cream folded card.


I used the Colorful Bloom Die set to create the flowers from Whip Cream cardstock . Then, I put a little bit of Lemon Drop Liquid Color over an acrylic block, I spread it with the Square Paint Brush and waited a few seconds so the color could form some  spots. Next, I placed the flower shapes over the watery mix to pick up the color and let them dry.


I adhered the flowers on the card with Journey Glue Dots and I embellished them with three red Party Burst Dots as their centers. To finish up this card,  I flicked Sparkle silk and of course applied Journey Glaze over the sentiment.


Please be sure to visit the Fun Stampers Journey Blog,  Facebook page,  Instagram and Pinterest. As part of the new catalog launch we are having  daily live videos and  inspirational blog posts!

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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———- ♥ ———-



Cool in the Pool Layout

For some reason, since I have been organizing my craft room, a picture of my two sons landed on my desk and of course, I ended up making a 8.5″ x 11″ scrapbook page.  So looking for some inspiration, I found a video by Heather’s Crafty Life which was very helpful saving me some time creating my page.  Currently, I am working 100% with Fun Stampers Journey products, so stamps have came really handy to create embellishments or motifs to decorate my pages.  Among other fantastic products, I used one new stamp set called “All Year Long” to create this page. This set is a Host Exclusive set, that I absolutely love since it includes lots of images and sentiments that can be used for many occasions.  For this page I used the sentiment “Let’s Chill” and the three Flamingo Floaties. (If you are wondering how you can  Host a FSJ Party, please click >>>HERE<<< for more information.


I used the Journey Serifs to create the “Cool” word using Whip Cream, and Black Licorice to create a shadow. The rest of the title was stamped using the Solid Bet Stamp set along with Turbo Teal and River Stone inks.


I die cut some tags using the Steel Rule Tag Set using different colors of cardstock. The red scalloped border is actually one die included in the Pocket Trims die set,

To create the “Best Friends” text bubble I used a set that just got retired 😦 It was called Sunday Morning and belongs to the Spring into Summer Catalog.


The paper I used are from the new Playful Prints Collection. I complemented this page with Sweet Candy Drops, Forever Heart Chips, Vagabond Chips, Summer Fun Chips,  a threaded Button Up, Sweet Slice and Classic Elegance Journey tapes.


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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!


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Two Cute Sloth Cards

Happy  Friday, friends! I am back today to share a couple of cards that I created using one of my favorite sets from the new Fun Stampers Journey Inspiration Book and Catalog 2018-2019. The set that I am talking about is called “Don’t Hurry” and it features a cute Sloth and some other coordinating images.  The two cards that I made for today are different. For the first one I created a “jungle’ type of scene for the adorable sloth:070218web_take-your-timeFirst, I made a  fun and quick background using the new Wallpaper stencil Kiwi Slice ink and a dauber over a Limeade Splash panel. I like how you can achieve an ombré effect with a dauber and the ink pad over the leaves! ;)Then, I stamped the cute sloth and branches over Oatmeal card stock with Black Licorice ink, and I colored them with Color Burst color pencils.  I fussy cut the images and I affixed them over a a circle with foam squares.070218web_take-your-time2The sentiment was simply white embossed over a Pumpkin Bread circle,  and the final touches were Gold Silk  plus Fashion Gold pearls.   Here is the color combo for this card:mgcombo36For my second card I wanted to create a different feeling from the previous card, since I wanted to use that cute pj shirt image over the sloth, so I created a nocturnal scene for him. To do so, I used one of my favorites color combos, take a look:070218web_RELAXI  created a moon shape using two size of circle dies, and I adhered it over a Black Licorice panel matted with Candy Apple card stock.  I stamped the sloth image  over Whip Cream cardstock with Black Licorice ink.  colored the sloth with Color Burst color pencils as well,  and I stamped the pjs using Candy Apple ink.070218web_RELAX2Finally, I coordinated  the moon scene with a star banner, Sparkle silk and some silver sequins. Here is the color combo that I used for my card:mgcombo37020718web_donthurry2cardsbPlease be sure to visit the Fun Stampers Journey Blog, and Facebook page… As part of the new catalog lunch we are having  daily live videos and  inspirational blog posts!

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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———- ♥ ———-


The New 2018-2019 FSJ Catalog is here!

As part of the Fun Stampers Journey crew, I am very happy and proud to share that…

Catalog Launch Social Share Option 3

This new catalog is an amazing achievement for the whole FSJ team. The work behind the scenes to get to this point, is a sum of dedication, long hours, and love for what we all do as crew members. I love to see how the ideas become fabulous products, and these products unleash the creativity on all of us!  We have new colors, new dies, many new stamps,  three new collections and new tools.   The catalog is candy for your eyes with over three hundred pages to look through and get lots of inspiration… Click >>>HERE<< to see it!

I made a card to share today, as a Thank You for visiting my blog. I know that lately, I haven’t been very frequent here, but we all have been super busy to get to this day. Anyhow, here is my creation using a new stamp set that I can say is a “must have” called: Many Thanks. This is an AT size stamp set that belongs to a fabulous collection named RSVP. Take a look:


To create the background I used one of my favorite products: Lemon Drop Liquid Color. I simply put some drops and a little bit of water over a piece of clear acetate and I spread it with the square paint brush. Then, I picked up the color by placing a Whip Cream Panel over the watery mix.


I die cut a heart using the Heart Felt die set, and then I stamped it using the new Grid Paper stamp background. I also used my sewing machine to affix the heart over the panel.


Of course, as the final touches yummy Journey Glaze over the sentiment and some Sweet Candy Drops here and there.

If you liked the color combo I used for this card, here you have it 🙂


Please be sure to visit the Fun Stampers Journey Blog, and Facebook page… As part of this release there will be lots of inspiration and some great giveaways!

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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!


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