FSJ • Trick or Treat Layout

Sometimes I wish I would have had my I-phone when my sons were growing up and have taken lots and lots of pictures of them back then. Even though I am grateful that I had a camera at least to capture some of those moments, specially those experiencing new things for the very first time. Today I am sharing s letter size scrapbook page that I created of my oldest son when he went trick or treating for the first time. This page shows one of the few pictures I took that day. I know, he looks quite serious, but I bet the one that was smiling was me behind the camera! 🙂  Anyhow, I won’t explain the steps of this page, but I will mention the great Fun Stampers Journey products that I  used to create it.

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The Fall-O-Ween prints were obviously my choice for this page. I love that this collection includes papers perfect for the autumn celebrations. I used a Black Licorice cardstock panel matted with one of the prints. I stamped the Widows’s Web background stamp twice with Whip Cream True Color Fusion ink to cover part of the background.  I cut a few rectangles of different sizes to layer them above the stamped area and underneath the photo.

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I created a couple of clusters of elements. For the one on the upper right,  I used the skeleton from the B&W Halloween stickers and the skull clip from the All Hallows Eve Clips.  I also used a tag with my favorite twine, the Gift Twine. I also included some Journey tape pieces and some gems from the Spooky Eve Stickers. I complemented them with a few Toil and Trouble buttons and staples.

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For the cluster on the left, I used one of the sentiments included in Strange Beauty stamp set as the title on my page. I was afraid that the sentiment was going to look small, but I think that with all the elements surrounding it looks just fine.

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The pumpkin underneath the mushroom bunch is form a Fall set called Happy Harvest. As the final touches for this page I included some lines of journaling, Sparkle silk, and stitches.

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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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…

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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:

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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.

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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.

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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 🙂

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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!

marianasignat

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FSJ • Llama Riding

One of the many things that I like about scrapbooking is that every moment captured in a photograph is a scrapbook page opportunity… at least that is the way I look at it. My sons are young men now, and from each of them I have pictures that I love when they were kids, so since I don’t work on my pages in a chronological order, it doesn’t really matter if I’m using an old or new picture to create a page. Any picture that I choose and make into a scrapbook page makes me remember about it, and makes me smile again.

Today I am sharing a page that I created a few weeks ago, using Fun Stampers Journey products along with one fabulous sketch by the talented Laura Whitaker.  I had a lot of fun creating this page, specially because I had the chance to use many great products like the No-Prob-llama stamp set, which  I thought it was just perfect for my son’s picture riding a llama:

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I have to confess that I am not a fast scrapbooker, so that is why sometimes I like to rely on pre-design sketches. They save me time, but still have the freedom to play with balancing colors, textures and images. Anyways, to create all those layers I used the Lots of Dots die  to make the long Candy Apple banner, along with one of the papers from the Birthday Pop Printed  papers. I also chose other cardstock colors that coordinate with my picture and colorful dots paper.

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As for the title I used the Solid Bet  stamp set and the Outline Bet die set . I completed the title with the Sunshine Alphabet stickers.  The Notebook Page die that I put behind the title is one of my favorite dies, because it is very versatile! Anyhow, I also stamped a sentiment over a piece of Candy Apple cardstock strip,  and I added some other embellishments like the text bubble, a wooden heart and a couple of paper clips (glasses and note).

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For the top and bottom parts of the page I added a border from the Borders Details die set.  To complete my page I also included the super cute llama image from the No-Prob-llama stamp set, and some Sweet Candy drops here and there. I think the final touches of every project I make are always the most fun ones!

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Before I end this post, I want to share the current promotion at Fun Stampers Journey:

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Over 500 items – reduced even further!! Up to 60% off through June 30, 2018, including our Journey Girl tote, Amaze machine, jewelry, accessories, stamps and dies! See the Retirement List here. Please be sure to visit and see all the fantastic products that are on sale!

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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 • Thank You Card

It has been a while since I saw the shaving cream technique for the first time on the internet, of course I wanted to give it a try to create fun backgrounds for some of my projects. So today I am finally sharing a card that I made using this fun technique along with some  Fun Stampers Journey products.

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I used a disposable plate to put the shaving cream on along with a few drops of  different Liquid Colors (Lemon Drop, Lemon Grass, Cool Pool and Catalina Splash). I used a disposable stirrer to doodle and mix the color and shaving cream well. Then, I placed a Whip Cream panel on top of it to grab some of the mix. With and old gift card I wiped off the cream to reveal the results . Quite easy, not so messy and super quick!

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I trimmed off the background,matted it and adhered it over a card base. Then, I die cut the sentiment from Cool Pool Cardstock. This die is called Charming Thank You and it is a Host Exclusive product (Included in the new Spring Into Summer Mini Trends Catalog). For more details about how to become a Host, please click >>>HERE<<<

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Since the words are quite thin, I die cut three layers of them with Whip Cream cardstock. I used the Journey Craft Glue to adhere them together and create dimension. Finally, I Used a double layer of Hexagons to  be the frame of my sentiment and I embellished the card with some Sweet Candy Drops.  Loved the technique, loved how my project turned out.

The current FSJ Promotion of the month is called Splish Splash Sparkle, so please take advantage of the, 20% off a la carte Silks and Color Splashes. Click on the image below for more information about it:

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Last but not least, I want to share that the  new Fun Stampers Journey  Spring Into Summer Trends Mini Catalog has been released and currently the Launch Party is going on… you can find lots of inspiration on the FSJ blog and their Facebook page, so please be sure to visit them!

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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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supplies

DI-0445 Charming Thank You
DI-0290 Hexagons Die Set
IP-0140  Cool Pool Liquid Color
IP-0130 Catalina Splash Liquid Color
IP-0133 Limeade Splash Liquid Color
IP-0132 Lemon Drop Liquid Color
AC-0275 Sweet Candy Drops
CS-0020 Limeade Splash 8.5″ x 11″ cardstock
CS-0082 Denim Days 8.5″ x 11″ cardstock
CS-0018 Lemon Drop 8.5″ x 11″ cardstock
CS-0118 Cool Pool 8.5″ x 11″ cardstock
CS-0040 Whip Cream 8.5″ x 11″ cardstock
AC-0111 Journey Craft Glue

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 New Year + 5 Faves Cards & Products

The year is almost over, and by now we all should have a list or at least, a tentative list of  resolutions for the upcoming year, right? Well, mine is a short list that of course, includes sharing projects more often here on my blog. 2017 was a busy year for our family, so between two jobs, having the task of selling our old house, finding a new one, and moving in, was challenging to me. On the good note, the 2017 resolutions “selling the house” and “buying a house”  have a  big check mark on the side! I can not complain, everything worked perfect for us.

Anyways,  today I am sharing a card that I made for New Years. I have to say that using patterned papers can always save you a lot of time, specially if you are short of time. I used one of the prints from the Through the Year prints pack, an with one of these 12 x 12 sheets you can make as eight backgrounds for a card like mine below:

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The focal point was simply stamped with Black Licorice Ink over a Whip Cream small panel. I put some Journey Glaze over the words and glasses of Champagne. While the Journey glaze was still wet, I added some Silver Shavings over the glasses just to make them shine, and they actually look like tiny pretty bubbles 😉

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I complemented the background with strips of different kinds of Journey tape, some mirror gold stars, silk and some stars that I cut out from the Star Struck  strip. That was it!

To end this year and to share again with you, I chose five card that are my 2017 favorites. Please click on them if you want to see more details about them:

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The Fun Stampers Journey Catalog is full of amazing products, but of course I have some that are my favorites, so today I also want to share my five favorites products that I think everybody should have 😉  Journey Glaze, Liquid Colors, Silks, Journey Gel Press, Journey Coloring Pencils.

 

 

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Finally,  I just want to wish you all a Happy New Year and Thank you all for taking the time to visit my blog!! I hope you can continue doing it 😉

marianasignat

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supplies

Holiday Celebrations / SS-0521
Black Licorice True Color Fusion Ink / IP-0041
Journey Silver Silk / IP-0090
Journey Gold Silk / IP-0096
Sparkle Silk / IP-0126
Star Struck / AC-0305
Classic Elegance Journey Tape / AC-0291
Silver Sparkle Tape / AC-0259
Silver Shavings / AC-0344
Journey Glaze / AD-0002
Through the Year Prints / PP-0050
Mirror Gold / CS-0136
Black Licorice 8.5 x 11″ cardstock / CS-0003
Whip Cream  8.5 x 11″ cardstock / CS-0040

FSJ • Believe Card

The holidays are around the corner, and this is a great time to do a little bit of everything: planning, shopping, wrapping presents, cooking, baking, and why not?… create some cards 🙂 Today I am sharing a Christmas card, using some Fun Stampers Journey products, take a look:

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I used two of my favorites stamp sets suited for this season: Poinsettia Burst and Holiday Script. These two sets have a matching die set, which makes crafting easier. I used one of the papers that belong to Christmas Cheer Prints pack as the background panel. That specific print was my starting point to select the cardstock and ink colors.

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I layered a piece of vellum, and a pierced rectangle on top of the background panel and then I simply layered two stamped poinsettias, a gold-embossed sentiment, and another pretty foliage element from the Timeless Foliage steel rule.  Last, I complemented the card with some loops of Gold thread, a few rainbow drops, Journey tape and staples.

Today I also want to share the new promotion that Fun Stampers Journey just launched:

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Please be sure to visit the FSJ Blog for lots of incredible inspiration, and incredible deals 😀 😀 😀

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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
Poinsettia Burst Stamp Set / SS-0524
Poinsettia Burst Die Set / DI-0375
Holiday Script stamp set / SS-0383
Holiday Script die set / DI-0233
Timeless Foliage / SR-0036
Journey Rectangles die set / DI-0041
Rainbow Drops / AC-0178
Candy Apple Journey Tape / AC-0309
Brush Gold Staples / TO-0118
Christmas Cheer Prints / PP-0049
Journey Vellum / PP-0044
Whip Cream 8.5 x 11″ cardstock / CS-0040
Kiwi Slice 8.5 x 11 cardstock / CS-0016