FSJ • Monsters Layout

Happy Friday, friends! I am back to share a page that I created of my little furry Shelby.  Shelby loves new toys, and  I loved the little stuffed purple monster we got for her.  She plays gently with them in the beginning until she ends up making a hole and taking out the white stuffing, little by little. We always find white balls all over the house… so before that happened to this cute monster, I had to take a picture of my Shelby with it.

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I made the background of this page the same way I made the background of the card I recently posted. I placed the Polka Dot Stencil over a 12 x 12 Whip Cream cardstock. Then, I inked the small dauber directly onto the ink pad, and I tapped it over the stencil in two or three of the stencil  holes. That is why the circle marks look uneven… I love how they look. I used the Chevron and Heart Wall stencils over two different colors of cardstock to create  a couple of rectangles that were used behind the picture.

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The long Cocoa Powder cardstock banner was made with the Tiny Dots embossing folder and inked with Whip Cream pigment ink.  I added some border details using the new Border Essentials and Pocket Trims die sets. I thought the image included in the Eyes On You stamp set was just perfect to include it in this page. So I stamped the image with Black Licorice ink and then, I colored it with Journey Burst Color Pencils using colors similar to Shelby’s monster.

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For the title I used the Marquee type and its matching die set.    I added a few buttons and some of the Monster Eyes stickers. Of course I had to include some sequins, a tiny wooden heart, a heart shaped clip,  and at the end I decided to add some sticthes. I still have to include the journaling, but that one it will be done later with my computer and printer.

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The Block Party promotion at Fun Stampers Journey is about to come to an end. Right now, all the acrylic blocks have a 20% discount. So hurry, you still have a couple of days to get them!

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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 • 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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Cool in the Pool Layout

For some reason, since I have been organizing my craft room, a picture of my two sons landed on my desk and of course, I ended up making a 8.5″ x 11″ scrapbook page.  So looking for some inspiration, I found a video by Heather’s Crafty Life which was very helpful saving me some time creating my page.  Currently, I am working 100% with Fun Stampers Journey products, so stamps have came really handy to create embellishments or motifs to decorate my pages.  Among other fantastic products, I used one new stamp set called “All Year Long” to create this page. This set is a Host Exclusive set, that I absolutely love since it includes lots of images and sentiments that can be used for many occasions.  For this page I used the sentiment “Let’s Chill” and the three Flamingo Floaties. (If you are wondering how you can  Host a FSJ Party, please click >>>HERE<<< for more information.

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I used the Journey Serifs to create the “Cool” word using Whip Cream, and Black Licorice to create a shadow. The rest of the title was stamped using the Solid Bet Stamp set along with Turbo Teal and River Stone inks.

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I die cut some tags using the Steel Rule Tag Set using different colors of cardstock. The red scalloped border is actually one die included in the Pocket Trims die set,

To create the “Best Friends” text bubble I used a set that just got retired 😦 It was called Sunday Morning and belongs to the Spring into Summer Catalog.

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The paper I used are from the new Playful Prints Collection. I complemented this page with Sweet Candy Drops, Forever Heart Chips, Vagabond Chips, Summer Fun Chips,  a threaded Button Up, Sweet Slice and Classic Elegance Journey tapes.

 

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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 • Eat More Cake

I have been trying not to get too far behind making my scrapbooking pages. I have opted for smaller page sizes, and also using my mini printer for the pictures. I have a regular photo printer but I have found that using my small printer saves me time and I think the prints look really good in smaller layouts.

One of the things that I like to do every year on my birthday is to bake my own cake. Last September, I made a white cake,  and a few weeks ago , I made an 8″ x 8″ scrapbook page to record it. I had the good intention of submitting this layout for a publication but right after I finished it,  I saw that the due date had past 😥 Anyway, I thought the least I could do was to share it with you 😉

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For this layout I used products from the Bloom This Way and the Fun Stampers Journey Inspiration Catalogs. The stamp set that I used for the title is called Celebrations Script, and I also used its matching die set.  To complement the title I simply added the “celebrating” word using an old fashion labeler.

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The design has a few layers of cardstock that work as a main frame for the pictures and title.  I added a row of layered flowers and leaves right  below the pictures and I embellished them with Rainbow Drops and Bloom Time sequins.

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I also created a cluster of tags, sequins, a heart clip and a button directly above one of the pictures. Once all the elements were in place, I  flicked some Sparkle silk over the whole page.

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I like mixing and matching products when I am creating. Generally my pictures and patterned papers will give me a good start to choose all the colors and little details that at the end will make the pages shine  😉

Here is the color combo that I used for this page:

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By the way, this is the current FSJ Promotion of the month: 25% off select accessories, dies, tools, and more. Please click on the image below for more information about it:

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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

Celebration Script stamp set / SS-0540
Celebration Script die set / DI-0397
Blooming Details / DI-0327
Borders Basics / DI-0144
Tag Set / SR-0014
Black Licorice True Color Fusion Ink / IP-0041
Sparkle Silk / IP-0126
Journey Sequins Bloom Time /AC-0114
Rainbow Drops / AC-0178
Journey Gold Thread / AC-0205
Denim Prints Tape / AC-0313
Fresh Limeade Tape / AC-0311
I Heart Clips / AC-0261
Journey Color Buttons II / AC-0098
Spring Filled Prints / PP-0051
Lemon Grass 8.5 x 11″ cardstock / CS-0019
Pineapple Smoothie 8.5 x 11″ cardstock / CS-0026
Whip Cream 8.5 x 11″ cardstock / CS-0040
Denim Days 8.5 x 11″ cardstock / CS-

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 Shelby Scrapbook Page

I love when I can create scrapbook pages, specially if I can pair some fabulous products with a great sketch.  I made this page using a picture of my Shelby. The day I took the picture, we were at the backyard of our house with some friends, and she got everybody’s attention. She played fetch, ran a lot, and ended up exhausted… but happy.

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Anyway, I know I have said it before, but I am going to say it again. If you want to save some time while creating your scrapbook pages, it is ok to base your creation on a sketch designed by somebody else like I did. The sketch of the layout that I used is by the talented Laura Whitaker, and you can find it >>>HERE<<<.

It is a lot of fun to create each of the elements of this page and put them together. For this page I used the Mystic Romance Prints along with some dies, stamps and embellishments.110517web)HappyShelby2

I used the Blooming Details die set to create the flowers and leaves. I also used the Border Basics die set along with the Everyday Tags. I only use part of the tag showing above and below the picture.110517web)HappyShelby4

I used the Marquee Type bundle (stamps and die) to make the title. Additionally, I used  the HB stamp. I  white embossed the word “happy” and I cut it into little squares.  The page was complemented with some Pink World sequins, Sparkle Silk, Journey Tape and some crystals.

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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
Mystic Romance Prints / PP-0047
Blooming Details die set / DI-0327
Border Basics die set / DI-0144
Everyday Tags die set / DI-0255
Pocket Cuts die set / DI-0219
Marquee Type bundle / BD-0045
HB stamp / AT-0247
Black Licorice True Color Fusion Ink / IP-0041
Bubble Gum Liquid Color / IP-0128
Sparkle Silk / IP-0126
Journey Sequins Pink World / AC-0112
Whip Cream Sparkle Tape / AC-0258
Sparkle Drops / AC-0022
Cut Rhinestones / AC-0023
Kiwi Slice 8.5 x 11 cardstock /CS-0016
Raspberry Berry  8.5 x 11 cardstock /CS-0097
Bubble Gum 8.5 x 11″ cardstock / CS-0099
Whip Cream 8.5 x 11″ cardstock / CS-0040