Sending You Sunshine Card

The Fun Stampers Journey Stamp of the Month of February was just released last week and this great set is called Orange Blossoms. So today I am sharing a card that I made with it along with a few other FSJ products.

The cluster of oranges is the main image and I have to say that it is a quite fun image, perfect for any coloring technique, although for this card I chose to keep the image black and white contrasting with background. The background was made with Liquid Colors, a brayer and the Gel Press. The FSJ Gel Press is a fun tool that allows you to create unique backgrounds using inks, acrylics, or liquid colors. This time I used Lemon Drop, Orange Creamsicle and Rich Coral to create a fun mix of colors.

I know it is difficult to see, since my pictures are a bit grainy due to the lack of light when I took them, but I used the Bloom Wall Stencil along with Journey Gel Medium to create a subtle glossy patterned layer over the background.

The sentiment was simply white-embossed over a piece of Black Licorice cardstock. Then I paired the strip with a piece of Pop of Color washi tape and Journey Twine Licorice Twist. As the final touches a few Rainbow Drops were just perfect to complete my card.

I would love to point out that the Stamp of the Month is a subscription and by joining this club you will have some great benefits, like special deals and savings at the Spellbinders/FSJ store. For more details please click >>>HERE<<<

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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You Stole My Heart Card

I can’t believe January is gone and Valentines Day is around the corner. I am not a big celebrator of that day, but I do like to cook or bake something yummy for my husband and sons… Sometimes I give a little something or a card to some of my friends, just a little reminder that they are important to me. How about you? Do you celebrate it?

Well, today I am sharing a card that I create using a cute set by Fun Stampers Journey called: Love Bandit along with some other fun products.

I used Journey Color Burst Pure Color pencils to color this cute image, along with its matching die. I also created a patterned background with the sentiment, using Fresh Sage ink over a Cool Pool cardstock panel.

I adhered the background over a Rock Candy folded card, and then I placed a large Whip Cream stitched circle. I used the circle as the base for the cute bandit. I added a strip of Black Licorice cardstock and a strip of polka dot tape. Above all of that I added the sentiment which was white embossed over a Candy Apple heart shape. To finish up my card I adhered some silver sequins here and there.

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 • Love You Card + Sketch

As I said on my last post, I love challenges. Well, my Fun Stampers Journey partner and friend Laura Williams and I decided to challenge ourselves and have some fun creating. Lately, I have been struggling a bit with that mojo that sometimes needs a little push, so we came up with the idea of posting a sketch challenge. I created a fun sketch and we made a Valetines themed card from it. Take a look:

There is no technique or any other requirement but the sketch to create a card. In my case, I kept it simple. I used a Whip Cream panel over a River Stone folded card, and then I adhered a Follow Your Heard Print rectangle to cover the lower half part of the panel. Then, I die cut different sizes of Hearts using Whip Cream, Bubble Gum and Raspberry Berry cardstocks.

I layered the hearts and white-embossed a sentiment over a Black Licorice cardstcok strip. To finish up this card, I used a piece of Silver Sparkle tape, Sparkle silk and some silver sequins. Simple, fun and pretty!

So, you are welcome to grab this sketch and join us. So please don’t be shy, and leave your link in the comments area… we would love to see what you create!

Laura also created a lovely project using a fun technique, and you can see her project by clicking >>>HERE<<<

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 year!

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 & 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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FSJ • Inspired By | Holly Jolly Christmas

Sometimes when creating, and you are not pretty sure how to tackle a project, simplicity can make wonders. So, inspired by my talented friend Kim Kesti and this amazing card of hers, I created a card, using the same Fun Stampers Journey stamp set and the same design concept, take a look:

Rather than using very bright colors like Kim’s card,  I went for the route of  more traditional colors. The pretty set that we used is called Deck the Halls and the images included in it are perfect to create a fireplace Christmas scene. I began my card by stamping the fireplace, wreath and sentiment with Black Licorice ink over a Whip Cream panel. I matted the panel with one Cozy Prints Printed Paper rectangle, and I adhered the panel over a Kiwi Slice folded card.

The concept design of pop of color is simply genius. I stamped the bow, stocking and presents with Black Licorice ink over different colors of cardstock (Chambray Shirt, Candy Apple, Limeade Splash. Then, I fussy cut those images and adhered them onto the card front. I used foam tape to add dimension to some of those elements. To finish up this card, I added a Journey Glaze to the sentiment and I put a few Party Burst dots over the wreath.  Easy, pretty and fun. 

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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FSJ • A Hug in a Mug Card

Coffee and tea are always part of my creative process, specially on cold days and when I am making my cards late at night! So today I want to share a card that I created using the stamp set included in the Fun Stampers Journey November Bloom Box Kit which is called Cup of Tea

This set includes a couple of cute tea pots and cups, as well as some sentiments and other pretty images.  So, using one of the tiny images, I created a simple background with Sweet Berry ink over a Watermelon Fusion cardstock panel. I die cut a circle window on that panel and I also used a larger pierced circle around the window. I matted the panel with a Whip Cream panel, and I adhered the panel over a Blue Lagoon folded card.

The tea pot ombré effect was created with Candy Apple and Cranberry Bliss inks. For the tea cup I used Turbo Teal Ink  and I also stamped the little spoon using Black Licorice Ink. I arranged those elements over the card and I complemented it with a sentiment, which was white-embossed over a  Black Licorice circle.  To finish up my card I adhered some silver sequins, and Gift twine.

So, since the Fall|Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop  is going on right now, I am linking this card to join the fun there. Please be sure to visit them to check out all the fabulous inspiration and to know more details about the blog hop. There are a lot of fabulous prizes and one of them is the one that Fun Stampers Journey has for one lucky participant:

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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 • Wishing You…

It’s hard to believe that the month of December is about to begin, so I think today is a good idea to start sharing with you one of the Christmas cards that I have made so far using Fun Stampers Journey products. This card was made using a nice stamp set called Holiday Joy along with the Branch & Cone die set. 

I began this card by making the background. I know is a bit hard to see but I used a Fresh Sage cardstock panel, and using a small dauber dowel and Whip Cream ink, I created a bokeh effect. It is actually a ver subtle effect that lightens the color underneath and makes it softer and uneven. It is really pretty in real life! Once the background panel was completly dried, I Gold-embossed the sentiment. I adhered the panel over a Oatmeal Cookie cardstock panel and then, onto a Fresh Forest folded card.

The pine branches were die cut from Green Olive cardstock, and the pine cones from Oatmeal Cookie and Hazelnut Blend cardstock. I arranged the shapes and adhered them using a bit of Journey Craft Glue,  Glue Dots and Foam Squares to add a bit of dimension. To finish up this card, I used Gift Twine, Sparkle silk and some Gold Friendship sequins.

Always Christmas cards are so much fun to make, no matter what technique, type of products you use, or colors! I like to improvise, and also enjoy my projects as I create them! How about you? 

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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