FSJ • Happy Thanksgiving

Hello friends! Today I am sharing a card that I created to wish you a very Happy Thanksgiving. This card features wonderful products from the Fun Stampers Journey Holidays catalog. Take a look:

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I used one of the paper prints from the Fall Fest Prints as the background. Then I stamped some of the leaves from the Hello Fall stamp set using different colors of ink. I die cut those images with their matching dies.

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I created the sentiment with the Happy Merry stamp set, and I want to point out that this is one of the sets you need to have for the holiday season. It has lots of sentiments that can be combined to make sentiments from Halloween to New Years. Anyway,  once I have stamped it, I cut it into a strip and I matted it with a strip of Kraft cardstock.  Then, I layered the leaves and sentiment over the card, and I used s few Rainbow Drops and Gold Thread to complete my card.

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Well, that’s all from me for today.  I hope you enjoy this special day spending time with all your loved ones and eating lots of yummy food!

Thanks for stopping by:)  I’ll be back soon to share another project!

marianasignat

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supplies
Happy Merry stamp set / SS-0522
Hello Fall stamp set / SS-0450
Hello Fall die set  / DI-0311
Fall Fest Prints / PP-0048
Pumpkin Bread True Color Fusion Ink / IP-0057
Raspberry Berry True Color Fusion Ink / IP-0056
Orange Creamcicle True Color Fusion Ink / IP-0015
Summer Days True Color Fusion Ink / IP-0042
Candy AppleTrue Color Fusion Ink / IP-0017
Oatmeal Cookie True Color Fusion Ink / IP-0011
Journey Thread Gold / AC-0205
Rainbow Drops / AC-0178
Oatmeal Cookie 8.5 x 11 cardstock / CS-0023
Butter Cream  8.5 x 11 cardstock / CS-0006
Pomagrate Splash 8.5 x 11 cardstock / CS-0028
Dark Roast  8.5 x 11 cardstock / CS-0091

FSJ • October Planner Pages

Hello friends! The Fun Stampers Journey Make your Mark promotion will end very soon.   You still have a few days to get some of these fabulous products that were created specially for your planners.  Be sure to contact one of the Journey Coaches to take advantage of this great promotion.

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So today I am sharing some Halloween planner pages that I created for next week. My two sons are older now, so we don’t  celebrate Halloween at home as we did before, but we still like to decorate and have candy ready for the spooky visitors.

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For these planner pages I used several stamp sets from the Journey Days Collection as well as some other stamps from the Holidays Mini Catalog. It is fun to mix and match your stamps and use them on other projects besides your cards, and even create some other elements like paper clips.

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I also created a pouch using the Fun Sleeve die along with Fall Fest Prints, thinking that I can use it to hold some of the pictures I take that day.

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In addition, I used one photo sleeve to hold a recipe that I love to make every year on this special occasion. I like the idea of maybe using the same sleeve next year 🙂

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On the following page, since November the 2nd. is the day when “El Día de los Muertos” is celebrated in Mexico, and this is an important tradition, I included a picture of the “altar” that my sister sets in honor of my mom and dad each year.  It is a little reminder for me to light up a candle for them that day.

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Anyways, I hope you feel inspired to decorate your planners and if you haven’t tried it before, give it try. It is a fun thing to do! 🙂

Please be sure to stop by the FSJ blog for more inspiration and ideas on using your planner products.

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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 weekend!

marianasignat

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supplies
Creepy Kids  / SS-0528
Viva los Muertos / SS-0525
Halloween Silhouette / SS-0530
Hallows Eve / SS-0515
Planner Sketch / SS-0401
Planner Elements / SS-0402
Bam Notes / SS-0404
Tape It / SS-0400
Check It / SS-0403
Fun Sleeve / DI-0258
My Moments  Persona Photo Sleeves / JD-0067
Citrus Cooler True Color Fusion Ink / IP-0048
Pomegrate Splash  True Color Fusion Ink / IP-0008
Black Licorice True Color Fusion Ink / IP-0041
Summer Days True Color Fusion Ink / IP-0042
Classic Elegance Journey Tape / AC-0291
Bright Day Journey Tape / AC-0164
Sweet Romance Tape /AC-0290
Fam Ban Elements / AC-0099
Paper Clips Elements / AC-0102
Fall Fest Prints / PP-0048
Citrus Cooler 8.5 x 11 cardstock / CS-0089
Whip Cream 8.5 x 11 cardstock / CS-0040

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 • Thank You Card

One of the Fun Stampers Journey Products that I can never get tired of using are the Liquid Colors. Liquid Colors are dye based and they are available in twelve different colors.

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The colors are vibrant and can be used to create backgrounds, or to color images as well. For this card I payed with some of the colors,  and I used a stencil too.  I like to create several backgrounds at the time, since I know I can use them later for other projects.

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The stamp set that I used is called Dahlia Burst  with its matching dies.  In the beginning I thought of leaving the flowers plain white, but in the end I added a hint of color using my Journey Color Burst color pencils to kind of integrate them more into the background.

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I matted the background panel with white cardstock and stitches along the edge. I adhered the stitched panel to a base card. I layered the flowers and leaves, and adhered them with Journey squares and dots. I complemented the cluster with a white-embossed sentiment, sparkle cuts, silk and  a few sequins.  This card was so much fun to make!

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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
Dahlia Burst Stamp set / SS-203
Dahlia Burst Die Set / DI-0127
Liquid Colors Bundle / BD-0303
Journey Color Burst JM-0077
Journey Gel Press / JM-0107
Black Licorice True Color Fusion ink / IP-0041
Journey Color Burst / JM-0077
Journey Sparkle Cuts / AC-0151
Journey Sequins Bloom Time / AC- 0114
Whip Cream 8.5 x 11 cardstock / CS-0040
Black Licorice 8.5 x 11 cardstock / CS-0003
Sweet Berry 8.5 x 11 cardstock / CS-0034

World Cardmaking Day • Be Brave Challenge

Hello friends! Happy World Cardmaking Day!
Today I am sharing a card that I created to celebrate and it is also combined with one of the fun challenges that Fun Stampers Journey have put together specially for us. The purpose of today’s challenges is to create cards for the Be Brave Card 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. The rules to participate are simple, and you can find more information about this drive by clicking >>>HERE<<<.

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I created a card for Challenge #2: Create a card for a caregiver.  I made a Thank You card using  a pretty stamp set called: Be  Brave. I used the ribbon to create a simple background and the little dove as an accent image.

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The Thank You sentiment is from another versatile set called: Must Have Sentiments.  I also  used a pierced rectangle, Journey tape, sequins and heart shaped paper clip  as embellishments.

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So I hope you feel inspired to create some cards, participate in one or more of the challenges, send your cards to the Journey Station and be part of a good cause!

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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 weekend!

marianasignat

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supplies
Be Brave Stamp Set / SS-0148
Must Have Sentiments / SS-0501
Journey Rectangles / DI-0041
Watermelon Fusion True Color Fusion Ink / IP-0027
Black Licorice True Color Fusion Ink / IP-0041
Sweet Berry  True Color Fusion Ink / IP-0029
Journey Sequins Pink World / AC-0112
Sweet Romance Tape / AC-0290 (Bloom Benefit)
Classic Elegance Journey Tape / AC-0291
I Heart Clips / AC-0261
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 • All Hallows’ Eve Card

Hello friends, I am back today to share a card that I created using some Fun Stampers Journey products.  I want to point out that this time I  used a simple and fun  SplitcoastStamper sketch (SCS664) to create my card.

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The stamp set that I used is called Hallows’Eve and it is  included in the Journey Holiday Mini. I want to mention that this set is a Host Exclusive product. To learn more about how to host a Make-It Party, please click >HERE<  This set in particular is a large set with thirty one stamps. All the images included are very cute and they are perfect to use for Halloween themed projects.

I also used a background stamp called Widow’s Web, and I simply stamped it with Tangerine Fusion ink over Citrus Cooler cardstock. The little figures were stamped with  Black Licorice ink  onto Whip Cream cardstock.  I added some details with Journey Color Splash watercolor pencils and then cut trimmed the tiny images with scissors.

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To create an ombré effect for the the little spooky house image, I inked the stamp with three different tones of purple (Pretty Amethyst, Lavender Fusion and Grape Fusion). Then,  I stamped the sentiment over a pierced oval matted with a larger vellum oval.   I layered all the elements of the card and I added a few other things to complement the cute scene: Journey tape, sequins and Sparkle silk.

By the way, a new fun promotion has started at Fun Stampers Journey, check it out:

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So if you like planners, are curious about them and maybe you want to give them a try, be sure to visit the Fun Stampers Journey blog during this month for lots of amazing inspiration.

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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-0515 Hallows Eve
SS-0222 Widow’s Web stamp
DI-0022 Journey Ovals Die Set
IP-0041 Black Licorice True Color Fusion Ink
IP-0018 Pretty Amethyst True Color Fusion Ink
IP-0036 Lavender Fusion True Color Fusion Ink
IP-0006 Grape Fusion True Color Fusion Ink
IP-0005 Tangerine Fusion True Color Fusion Ink
IP-0126 Sparkle Silk
JM-0078 Journey Color Splash
AC-0115 Journey Sequins Special Celebration
CS-0003 Black Licorice 8.5 x 11 cardstock
CS-0040 Whip Cream 8.5 x 11 cardstock
CS-0089 Citrus Cooler 8.5  x 11 cardstock

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 • Happy Halloween Card

Hi there! The Fun Stampers Journey Holidays Mini was recently released, and let me tell you that there are a lot of new products that you are going to love.  The products are just perfect for the coming Fall and Winter celebrations, so even though those dates seems to be far away from now, we are still in time to make a wish list and order some of those fantastic products for our projects. This catalog is available through your FSJ Coach or you can take a peek online by clicking >>>HERE<<.

For today I made a Halloween card using the candy corn image from a fun set called: Halloween Silhouette as well as some other FSJ products. Yyou will find the supplies list at the end of this post 😀

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To create the candy corn shapes, I stamped the image twice onto Whip Cream cardstock using Lemon Drop and Tangerine Fusion inks. I stamped a third image to make a template. I cut out the bottom part, middle part of the images  and template with scissors.

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After that, I glued the yellow and orange parts over a piece of Whip Cream cardstock, and I traced the upper part of the candy corn using the template and a pencil. Then, I cut out the candy corn with scissors. I created three candy corn.

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For the background I used the striped Wall stamp but instead of using it as vertical lines I used it as horizontal lines. The sentiment that I used is included in one of the Host Exclusives stamp sets included in the same catalog, and it is called: Hallows Eve.  I simply white embossed it onto a Black Licorice rectangle.

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To finish off my card, I die cut some vellum circles, and used some sequins and Black Licorice as the final touches on it.

Please don’t forget that the Fun Stampers Ink Promotion is open until the end of the month, so this is a great opportunity to add some more colors to your stash 🙂

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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 weekend!

marianasignat

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supplies
SS-0380 Halloween Silhouette
SS-0515 Hallows Eve (Host Exclusives)
DI-0039 Journey Circles die set
SS-0180 Striped Wall
IP-0041 Black Licorice True Color Fusion Ink
IP-0043 Lemon Drop True Color Fusion Ink
IP-0005 Tangerine Fusion True Color Fusion Ink
IP-0102 Clear Pigment Ink
IP-0098 Journey White Embossing Powder
AC-0129 Journey Thread Black Licorice
AC-0115 Journey Sequins Special Celebration
AC-0164 Bright Day Journey Tape
AC-0290 Sweet Romance Tape (Bloom Benefits)
TO-0120  BrushSilver Staples
PP-0044 Journey Vellum
CS-0003 Black Licorice 8.5 x 11 cardstock
CS-0040 Whip Cream 8.5 x 11 cardstock

FSJ Ink Promotion + Love You Card

Hi there! Today I want to share about a great Fun Stampers Journey promotion during the month of August:

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The True Color Fusion inks are non-solvent hybrid of pigment and dye, and they dry quickly, retaining their vibrant colors, and they are also fade-resistant. These inks work on any surface, including paper, wood, fabric, and acrylic, and they become permanent when heat-set on non-paper materials.

I have to point out that all the ink pads can be purchased individually (20% off) or also as bundles (15% off) through a FSJ Coach. If you are not sure on how to find one near you, you will find a link on the upper right corner on the FSJ Home page.

So for today I also made a clean and simple card, using some of these yummy colors. Check it out:

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The stamp set that I used is called Dear Rose. What I like about this set is that you can either stamp the images with black, and then color them with your favorite color technique or, you can  simply stamp the images using different colors of ink, like I did.

First,  I stamped the rose and then, I masked it with a sticky note to be able to stamp the stem and leaves close to the rose image. Simple basic stamping.  I think the rose image is quite pretty and even a simple technique makes your project look great 😉

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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-0486 Dear Rose stamp set
IP-0017 Candy Apple True Color Fusion Ink Pad
IP-0072 Green Olive True Color Fusion Ink Pad
IP-0041 Black Licorice True Color Fusion Ink Pad
AC-0115 Journey Sequins Special Celebration
CS-0040 Whip Cream 8.5 x 11 cardstock
CS-0097 Raspberry Berry  8.5 x 11 cardstock
CS-0015 Huckleberry Fusion  8.5 x 11 cardstock

FSJ • Journey Gel Press Fun Projects

Hey there! I am back to share a couple of cards that I created using the new Journey Gel Press  and Fluttering Hearts Gel Impressions Plate.  Last June, I had the chance to be in one of the Gel Press workshops that took place at the FSJ Convention as an spectator. One of the things that I liked the most about it, was the versatility. There is no wrong way whatsoever while using the press.  The paper literally gets transformed into beautiful unique backgrounds that you can use for your cards, scrapbooking, etc. It is so much fun!

Last week, Richard did some videos featuring the regular flat press and the heart one as well. You can see some of these videos by clicking >>>HERE<<<

For my first card I created a multi layer background using the Journey Gel Press  and the Fluttering Hearts Gel Impressions Plate . Check it out:

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I used the regular Gel Press to create a  background over a Whip Cream panel inking the surface directly with my ink pad. Then, I placed the panel over it to pick up the ink.  The result was an uneven subtle background. Quick and easy.

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After that, I inked the Hearts Gel Press with a darker color and I placed the Whip Cream Panel on top of the Gel Press.

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Next, and just to give the hearts a different look I randomly inked the hearts only using the side of the ink pad. Then, I place the cardstock panel over my table, and flipped over the Heart Gel Press  and carefully placed it onto the panel trying to match the hearts below. I repeated this twice.

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Since I was experimenting with this background, I also stamped the Vintage Notes background on top of my Gel Press impressions.   I stamped a sentiment and I finished my card with Journey Glaze, Journey tape and sequins.

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For my  second card, I used the the Journey Gel Press  and the Fluttering Hearts Gel Impressions Plate  as well, but this time I did not create that many layers of ink, but at the end I was very pleased with the results. Take a look…

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If you like to experiment and play with different mediums, I highly recommend you to try the Journey Gel Press. It is so much fun to create with it.

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Please be sure to visit the Fun Stampers Journey for more inspiration and the RG Signature FB page. Richard constantly shares videos showing new techniques and projects 😉 Also, my talented team pals   Michelle Woerner,  and Patricia Roebuck  >HERE< and >HERE< have also being busy sharing fabulous projects using the Journey Gel Press.

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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
Journey Gel Press JM-0107
Fluttering Hearts Gel Impressions Plate JM-0108
You Are ATS AT-0228
Hello Love Stamp Set SS-0485
Fun Stampers Journey True Color Fusion Ink Pads
Fun Stampers  Journey Cardstock
Fun Stampers Embellishments