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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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 • USA Land That I love!

This is just a quick post to wish everyone a Happy Memorial day and to share a card that I created using a fabulous Fun Stampers Journey stamp set called Old Glory, which is perfect to create project for important days like today or the 4th of July:

The color combo that I used for today’s card is Pool Play, Catalina Splash, Candy Apple and Whip Cream. I created a simple background with the word “Liberty” and I placed it diagonally over a folded card. I also stamped the stars and stripes strips and placed them over the background. I die cut a couple of circles from Whip Cream cardstock, and I stamped the sentiment over one of them.

I stamped the different elements over Whip Cream cardstock and I die cut them with their matching die. I arranged them over the card and I finished it up with Sparkle Silk, silver pearls and a red star dot.

Well, I hope you all have the opportunity to spend time with family and friends, and maybe can attend to a parade or event to honor the brave men and women who have died serving our country.

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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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Old Glory Stamp Set | Old Glory Die Set |Circle Around Die Set | Catalina Splash True Color Fusion Ink | Candy Apple True Color Fusion Ink | Chambray Shirt True Color Fusion Ink | Black Licorice True Color Fusion Ink | Pool Play Cardstock | Catalina Splash Cardstock | Whip Cream Cardstock | Fashion Silver | Party Burst Dots | Sparkle Silk |

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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FSJ Stamp of the Month: Fresh Start

April has just begun, so that means a brand new Fun Stampers Journey Stamp of the Month has just been released. This new stamp set is called Fresh Start. I love that this set features a bunch of flower images that are perfect to color using any of your favorite techniques. The sentiments included are also beautiful and just right for Spring.


For this card, I used Liquid Colors (Lemon Drop, Limeade Splash, Orange Creamsicle, and Sweet Pear) to create a fun background over a Whip Cream  Panel. I adhered this panel onto a Lemon Drop folded card. After that, I stamped the images with Black Licorice ink over Whip Cream  cardstock. I used a brush to color the images with Liquid Colors as well, and then I fussy cut the shapes with scissors.

Next, I adhered a piece of polka dot washi tape over a Whip Cream  long strip of cardstock , and I trimmed one of the ends to make it look like a long banner. I also die cut a hollow circle from Lemon Drop cardstock, and I used it as the frame for my bunch of flowers.

Last, I white-embossed a sentiment over Black Licorice cardstock, and I die cut it into a circle and I adhered it onto the card using foam squares. To finish up this card I added some sequins and glitter gems. I loved the color combination I used, so here you have 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 beginning of the month!

marianasignat

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Seasons Givings Blog Hop

Welcome to the Seasons Givings Blog Hop! This is my very first time participating in this fun event and I hope you have been enjoying the fantastic inspiration through the whole list of participants. Be aware that each of us has a giveaway for all of the enthusiastic commenters, so each time you hop there is a giveaway opportunity for you!

The intention of this hop is to THANK YOU! Thank you for visiting my blog all these years or if you happen to be a first time visitor please be sure to visit me again! I really enjoy reading comments and seeing my blog being busy with lots of visitors!

For this special day, I created a fun card using the new Fun Stampers Journey Stamp of the Month:

This new stamp set is amazing, and the images are just perfect to create beautiful cards. I have to point out that this amazing set has a coordinating die set which is an add-on product, and honestly it is worth having!

This card features a background created with strokes of Liquid Colors, and a stamped keys pattern using Black Licorice ink. The wings were stamped over Bubble Gum cardstock and die cut with its matching die. The sentiment was white-embossed over a Black Licorice cardstock strip and adhered over the card with foam squares. Last but not least were silver sequins along with some heart shapes covered with Journey Glaze and Journey Sparkle cuts. Simple yet pretty!

Well, well, well… the fabulous giveaway I have for one lucky commenter is this brand new, just released…

For your chance to win, please leave a comment. I will randomly pick a winner and I will announce the lucky name on Tuesday morning, January 8th. This giveaway is only open to addresses in the US.

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Your next stop is my talented friend Michelle Woerner!

Wether this is your first stop or not, here you have the complete list of participants so you can enjoy this amazing Seasons Givings Blog Hop!

Lawn Fawn

Scrapbook and Cards Today Magazine

Hero Arts

My Favorite Things

Reverse Confetti

My Sweet Petunia

Picket Fence Stamps

Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L

Ink Blot Shop

Indigo Jade Art

Sunny Studio Stamps

Paper House Productions

Kraftin Kimmie Stamps

The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store

Newton’s Nook Designs

Latisha Yoast

Lydia Fiedler

Lori Craig

Dina Kowal

Nichol Spohr

Chari Moss

Jenn Shurkus

Vera Yates

Ashley Newell

Beth Pingry

Giovana Smith

Dana Joy

Heather Hoffman

Margie Higuchi

Mindy Eggen

Julie Tilman

Cindy Lawrence

Jessica Frost-Ballas

Kelly Latevola

Emily Midgett

Ilina Crouse

Emily Leiphart

Kristi Goulet

Debi Adams

Tracey McNeeley

Wanda Guess

Ashley Harris

Tracey McLennon

Janine Tinklenberg

Amy Rysavy

Caly Person

Marcie Sharp

Mary-Ann Coulter

Amy Tsuruta

Tricia Barber

Shemaine Smith

Christine Meyer

Lisa Henke

Shellye McDaniel

Kathy Schweinfurth

Yvonne Van Der Grijp

Lynette Kaufmann

Laura Williams

Dana Tatar

Cheiron Brandon

Patti Gilliam

Gracie Chavez

Carisa Zglobicki

Debbie Seyer

Mariana Grigsby <<< You are here

Michelle Woerner

Deborah Saaranen

Lisa Stein

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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 beginning of the year!

marianasignat

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FSJ • Merry Christmas Card + Sketch

Don’t you like it when you can create a card that is easy to duplicate? I love when I can have my little assembly line and save some time when making several cards at a time. Today I am sharing a card that might work that way. I made it using a few Fun Stamper Journey products, so I hope you get some inspiration from me. Take a look:

I began by putting two strips of washi tape over a Whip Cream cardstock panel (Holiday Fun + Candy Apple washi tapes). Then, I adhered the panel over a Candy Apple folded card. After that, I die cut a hexagon from Whip Cream cardstock, and a pine shape from Kiwi Slice cardstock. I adhered the hexagon onto the card front and the pine tree shape over the hexagon using Journey foam squares. I want to point out that the pine tree shape belongs to a great die set called : Special Day Tags, and I consider it one of those “must have” in your stash!

The sentiment that I used belongs to a set called Holiday Joy and it was white-embossed over a Black Licorice cardstock strip.  I adhered it onto the card with Journey Foam Squares and I simply complemented the card with three pretty Holiday Sparkles.

Here you have the sketch for this card.Remember that sketches are versatile and you can always give them your personal spin!

Fun Stampers Journey and Spellbinders are currently having a promotion called Daily Deals. Each day they are featuring different products with a special discount, so this is a great chance to get some of those products that you have on you wishlist. Today’s FSJ deal is Wrap It Up Bundle. Please click on the image below for more details about the current and upcoming Daily Deals:

https://www.spellbinderspaperarts.com/deals/

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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FSJ • Merry & Bright Card

I love when you can mix and match stamp sets to create cards. Today I am sharing a card that I created using three different Fun Stampers Journey stamp sets: Snowmen Days, Sparkle Trims and All Roads.

I began this card by creating a Whip Cream cardstockpanel. I stamped a Christmas tree image with two colors: Limeade Splash and Kiwi Slice. I inked the stamp image with the lighter color first and then, with the darker color  to create a subtle ombré effect.  After that, I adhered the panel over a Cool Pool cardstock mat and then, onto a Kiwi Slicefolded card.

The cute snowmen were stamped with Black Licorice Ink and colored with Color Burst color Pencils. Next, I die cut them with their matching dies and I added some Journey Glaze + Sparkle cuts details. After that, I adhered both elements over the card with Journey Foam squares.

 The sentiment was white-embossed over  Black Licorice cardstockand die cut into a small stitched circle.  I placed a couple of washi-tape strips underneath the sentiment (the red stripes washi was trimmed  into a thin strip) and then, I adhered the sentiment with a Journey Foam square. I finished this card up with some Party Burst dots,  a tag clip and Gift twine. I love how this card turned out, the snowmen are super cute and fun.

Fun Stampers Journey and Spellbinders are currently having a promotion called Daily Deals. Each day they are featuring different products with a special discount, so this is a great chance to get some of those products that you have in you wishlist. Today’s FSJ deal is Wonderful Washi Bundle. Please click on the image below for more details about the current and upcoming Daily Deals:

https://www.spellbinderspaperarts.com/deals/

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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FSJ • Stay Cozy Card

It’s that time of the year when days start being shorter and seems the hours are  not enough  because, there is a lot of things to do and accomplish before the end of the year. Well, besides other things I have been trying to do, I have been working hard to share a bit more cards this month. So today I have another wintery card! This one showcases a pretty Fun Stampers Journey stamp set called Stay Cozy.

I used an embossing folder called Cozy Knit to emboss a  Cool Pool cardstock panel and then,  I adhered it over a Cranberry Bliss cardstock folded card. After that I die cut two circles. One using the Circles Around die set and a b/w plaid print from the  Cozy Prints paper pack. The other pierced circle was die cut using the Journey Circles die set and Whip Cream cardstock. I want to point out that the circles from both of these sets are different so you can have more circle size options. I also used a strip of red plaid print and a piece of Silver Sparkle Washi Tape to create a few layers over the card, alternating the elements: tape, plaid circle, paper strip, pierced circle. 

Next, I stamped the darling snowy village scene onto Whip Cream cardstock using Black Licorice ink. I colored the image using Color Burst Color Pencils and I added Journey Glaze and Sparkle cuts. I trimmed around the image with scissors and andhered the piece onto the pierced circle with Journey Foam squares. I  complemented the card with a  white-embossed sentiment over a Black Licorice cardstock circle,  and I finished it up  with a couple of staples and some silver sequins.

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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FSJ • It’s Cold Outside

It’s cold outside, indeed! Low temperatures make me want to stay home all day wearing my pjs and just play in my craft room! Well, since I have been doing some extra holidays cards here and there, today I want to share another one, featuring a cute stamp set by Fun Stampers Journey called It’s Cold Outside.

 The card itself is quite simple. The background was made using the Tiny Dots embossing folder over a Whip Cream cardstock panel. Then, I rounded the four corners and adhered it over a Tin Pail folded card.

The images were stamped with Black Licorice ink onto Whip Cream cardstock and then die cut with its matching die. To color the images I used Liquid Colors and a small blending brush. The brownish color of the squirrel was made by mixing Orange Creamsicle and a little bit of River Stone.  If you see, the coloring does not have to be perfect, the images are very cute by themselves. The final touches for this card were gemstones and a Frosted Forest sticker.  Quick and easy.

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 weekend!

marianasignat

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