RG• Be Amazing Card Sneak Peek

Hi! Here is a sneak peek of a card that today have been posted on Richard Garay’s Blog featuring some of the products from the Make Amazing Happen Collection:

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Please click >>>HERE<<< to see the complete post.

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Thanks for stopping by:) Have a wonderful crafty week!

marianasignat

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RG• Celebra’tions Yummy Treat Pouches Sneak Peek

Hi! Here is a sneak peek of some party favors that today have been posted on Richard Garay’s Blog featuring some of the products from the Celebra’tions  Collection:

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Please click >>>HERE<<< to see the complete post.

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Thanks for stopping by:) Have a wonderful crafty week!

marianasignat

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RG • Lumberjack Choppy Birthday Card Sneak Peek

Hi! Here is a sneak peek of my card that today has been posted on Richard Garay’s Blog featuring some of the products from the Lumberjack Days Collection:

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Please click >>>HERE<<< to see the complete post.

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Thanks for stopping by:) Have a wonderful crafty week!

marianasignat

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RG• Noteworthy Hello Card Sneak Peek

Hi! Here is a sneak peek of my card that today has been posted on Richard Garay’s Blog featuring some of the products from the Noteworthy Collection:

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Please click >>>HERE<<< to see the complete post.

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Thanks for stopping by 🙂 Have a wonderful crafty week!

marianasignat

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My Crafty Space

The loft of my house is where my  crafty space is located. It is tiny but, keeping it well organized and unclutterd, I can maintain my corner functional… and my mind too 😀  Today I am going to share a little bit about it and how I have organized some of my crafty stuff.  Welcome to my crafty space:

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I have a small desk that I use for my computer and to create my projects. On top of the table, besides my computer, I have a big cutting mat and some clear plastic organizers where I put the products that I am going to use on my next project.

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On the right side against the wall, I have my ink organizers, which I love because I have near at hand all my ink pads.

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I have four drawers on the left side of my desk, and inside them, I have things that I constantly use like some tools, a small trimmer, decorative tape, gemstones, and pearls.

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I like to have my gemstones, pearls, and enamel dots organized inside photo albums. Those are the inexpensive photo albums that you can  find at almost any store. I have my supplies organized by brand 🙂

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Next to my desk on the left, there is a tall bookcase which I use to put catalogs, card stock, markers, paints,  etc. I have the card stock organized by brand, and I have them inside 12×12 paper organize. Inside each of this organizers, I have the card stock separated by color and labeled with its name. I use heavy duty page protectors for each color and I love that I can put also paper scraps.  At the side of the tall bookcase, I have my paper trimmer and my Journey Platinum. Below them, I have 12 x12 compartments and drawers with some other stamping supplies.

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Next to my ink organizer I have a bigger bookcase which is the home of my electronic cutting machines, my printer, scanner. On the lower shelf I have four plastic containers  that I use to keep the current products that I am using to create new projects.

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One of those containers has products from the Celebra’tions Collection, and another one has products from the other three collections by Ricard Garay. I like to use clear paper protectors to put  my stamp sets, and  magnetic sheets  with die frames. I also have another container in the shelf where I put dies, stencils, and other products by Fun Stampers Journey and other brands.

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One of the last things that I bought for my crafty space is a gray wheeled cart, which I love. I can move it closer to my desk if I need to.  In the first level, I keep my adhesives and some “I don’t use too often” tools. In the middle level I have the stamping stuff (acrylic blocks, cleaners). The lower level has some other tools, as well as some other things that I don’t know where to put … lol.

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We want to move to a bigger house when my younger son finishes high school. So, I have hope that I can get a bigger crafty space some day. For the moment, I have to continue cleaning and keeping my creative corner organized , because even though it is tiny, I love spending time in here.

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Well, that’s all from me for today, I will be back soon to share another project.

Thanks for stopping by :) Have a wonderful crafty rest of the week!

marianasignat

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RG Celebra’tions Shaker Card

From time to time I like to make cards without using any stamping. I rely on paper, die cuts, and some embellishments to create. The project that I am sharing today is a shaker card and I made it using just a few products from the Celebrations Collection by Richard Garay 🙂

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To create this card I used a pretty patterned paper from the Celebra’tions Special Occasion 12 x 12 Prints. I also used the Pierced Hearts Die set to create the window, and the All You Die set to create the big sentiment.

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Additionally, I used products by Fun Stampers Journey: Oatmeal Cookie cardstock, Hazelnut Blend cardstock, and Pink World Journey Sequins.

Besides all those fabulous products, I complemented my creation with regular white foam, gold sequins  and letter stickers that I bought at my local craft store.

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Here are the steps to create this card:

1. Create a base card from Oatmeal Cookie cardstok.
2. Create a rectangular panel from patterned paper and from foam. Die cut heart shaped window on both.
3. Adhere foam panel over card base and place sequins inside the window.  Adhere a piece  of acetate over window.  Adhere patterned paper over foam panel.
4. Adhere a cardstock strip over card. Adhere letter stickers to make the word “mom”.
5. Die cut words from metallic yardstick and foam. Layer and adhere over card. Embellish with some sequins.

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Well, that’s all from me for today, I will be back soon to share another project.

Thanks for stopping by :) Have a wonderful crafty  weekend!

marianasignat

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RG Make Amazing Happen Mini Album

Mini-albums always come handy when it is necessary to keep up with all the pictures that have started piling up on your desk. Today I am sharing a mini album that I made using products from the Make Amazing Happen Collection by Richard Garay.

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Last year, I became a U.S. citizen, and even though I only took a few pictures with my phone that day, I thought it was important to some how preserve this event.  To do so, I created a mini album that consists of cover, back page and four interior pages. All of them have a clearview sheet as a base. The four interior pages have a Note Pocket that holds a picture. Here is a graphic that shows how they  were layered:

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Each of the pages have a title, embellishments, short sentiments and details about that day. I thought it was going to be fun to be able to grab the pictures and see the hidden elements. Finally, I bound the album using eyelets and hemp cord.

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Click on the photos below to see the pages of my mini album with more detail:

I created a short video that shows the final project, please check it out:


supplies

Amazing Blooms Stamp/Die set
Brave You Stamp/Die set
Amazing You Stamp/Die set
Be Amazing Stamp/Die set
Make Amazing Stamp/Die set
Amazing Accent Dots
Make Amazing Printed Paper
Pennant Pattern Die

FSJ Products:
Note Pocket Die Template
Orange Creamcicle Cardstock
Rock Candy Cardstock
Clearview Sheets
Black Licorice Ink Pad
River Stone Ink Pad
Candy Apple Ink Pad
Cool Pool Ink Pad
Pineapple Smoothie Ink Pad
Orange Creamcicle Ink Pad
Limeade Splash Ink Pad
Huckleberry Fusion Ink Pad
Sparkle Drops
Cut Rhinestones
Easy Glide Adhesive
Journey Glue Dots
Journey Foam Squares

Others:
Vellum
Sentiment stickers
Eyelets

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Well, that’s all from me for today, I will be back soon to share another project.

Thanks for stopping by :) Have a wonderful crafty rest of the week!

marianasignat

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RG Lumberjack Layout

I really enjoy every time I get to scrapbook one of my old pictures, because many memories come to my mind. I love that each picture traps a moment and makes you remember about it. Today I am sharing an 8″x 8″ scrapbook page that I made using several fabulous products from the new Lumberjack Collection by Richard Garay.

 

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The picture that I chose is one that I took with my camera and a tripod of my husband and myself. This is kind of a selfie in the 80’s 😀  With this in mind, I printed out the picture in black and white with a cream filter. Which made the grey tones look a bit yellowish, in order to make the picture look old. I know, it is old anyway (sigh).

For this page, I used a sketch by Laura Whitaker that you can find by >>>clicking here<<<. I wanted to use the Lumberjack Bromance Printed 6″ x 6″ Paper pad to create my page, so I coordinated them with some Fun Stampers Journey card stock colors.

I created the texture using the Knitted Pattern Embossing Folder and FSJ Raspberry Berry card stock. I did one half first and then, the other half. I didn’t worry about where the two textures joined because I kew that part was going to be covered with the other elements.

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Then, I trimmed it into a 7.5″ x 7.5″ panel. I also matted it with FSJ Rock Candy card stock and I added stitches along the edge. The three stripes behind the picture were made from Bromance Printed papers (1.5″ x 6″) as well as the picture mat.

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To create the embellishments of this page I mixed and matched Lumberjack Blooms  and Bromance Blooms Die sets along with FSJ Butter Cream card stock.

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I also used the Brach Out die set and FSJ River Stone card stock to complement the blooms. Aren’t those flowers so fun and pretty? Aditionally I put a Bro Rivets as the flower centers.

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No journaling this time, just a a simple title that I made with my electronic cutting machine and textured card stock,  a complementary word with my Dymo label buddy, and some stickers to record the year when that picture was taken. I adhered some clear gemstones as the final touches for this page.

I have a pile of favorite pictures still waiting to be put on a scrapbook page, and I wish I could dedicate a little bit more of my time to scrapbook more often, because I really enjoy doing this.

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Well, that’s all from me for today, I will be back soon to share another project.

Thanks for stopping by :) Have a wonderful crafty weekend!

marianasignat

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RG Celebra’tions Card

Hi! I am  back today to share a card using the Celebra’tions Collection by Richard Garay. I like a lot this collection because it has so many products that you can mix and match to create cards, layouts, party favors, etc. You name it! 😉

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To create this card I  made a card base with Cool Caribbean card stock. Then, I adhered a patterned paper rectangle on top as a background. I like the happy colors of the patterned paper of this collection!

Next, I used a stamp & die set called  Special Day  to create the main elements of my card. I stamped the balloon images using different colors of ink as well as the banners images (FSJ Banana Cream, FSJ Watermelon Fusion, FSJ Cool Pool, FSJ Huckleberry Fusion).

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After that, I die cut all the shapes with their matching dies, and I arranged them on top of a Whip Cream card stock rectangle. I adhered the balloons with some Journey Foam squares.  Additionally, I hand-draw the balloons strings and I stamped and die cut the sentiment.

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Finally, I matted the panel with vellum paper, adhered it over the card base, and I embellished my project with some gemstones and Enamel Elements.

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Well, that’s all from me for today, I will 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 Planner + RG Make Amazing Happen

Happy Wednesday, everyone! I am back today to share another project using Fun Stampers Journey and Richard Garay products. I recently received the new FSJ Journey Girl Planner, and I have to confess that I was a little nervous about using it. It is so nice and neat that I did not want to mess it up. I have seen how other crafters make a good use of it, and they are so creative when it is time to make shine their planners, so I was a little bit intimidated.

Well, after seen so many fantastic planner ideas on the internet,  I felt inspired and I created a divider for my planner using a couple of stamp sets from the Make Amazing Happen Collection by Richard Garay, and this is how it turned out:

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I made a double sided divider using the original divider as a guide (the one that it came with my planner). I am including the easy steps and supplies below so you can see the process.

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supplies

Journey Girl Binder
Journey Girl 18 months Weekly Calendar
Journey Girl Divider Kit
Black an White Tassel
Whip Cream 8.5″ x 11″ card stock
Make You Stamp set
Amazing Blooms Stamp set
Make Amazing Printed Paper 6″x6″ Pad
Captivating Coral Fusion Ink
Berry Black Fusion Ink
Limeade Splash
Orange Creamcicle
Pineapple Smoothie

Here is how I made my divider…

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1. Make a rectangle from Whip Cream card stock using original divider measurements as a guide. Stamp sentiment with Berry Black ink and Flowers with different colors.
2 & 3. Use a mask to block flowers, and then stamp leaves.
4. Stamp a couple more leaves and small flowers randomly.

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5. Laminate divider. Trim excess with craft knife. Round Corners.
6. Use original divider as a template to draw where holes need to be punched.
7. Punch holes.
8. Connect holes to edge by trimming a small piece with scissors. Now the divider is ready for your planner.

Additionally, I decorated part of the planner with the Make Amazing Printed papers, and little pieces of decorative tape. I used plain 2×2″ sticky notes and I stamped flower images on them.

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I am still in the learning process of the planner world, so I have yet to use paper clips and other items to embellish my planner. As time passes, I’ll keep on utilizing my planner and planning my weeks more creatively!

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Well, that’s all from me for today, I will be back soon to share another project.

Thanks for stopping by 🙂 Have a wonderful crafty rest of the week!

marianasignat

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