FSJ • Happy WCMD! • Every Moment Matters

 

Just wanted to pop in to wish you a Happy Word Card Making Day! Last night in northern Illinois we had lots of rain, thunderstorms and lightning, so today we woke up to a cloudy day…. the kind of day that makes you want to wear your pj’s and craft all day! Well, no matter what kind of weather you have,  today we celebrate WCMD creating  cards and sharing them with the crafty world.

So today I am sharing a card that I created using a pretty Fun Stampers Journey AT set called: Every Moment .

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I created the background using the shaving cream technique along with Liquid Colors. Liquid Colors are one of my favorite products, and I consider them a “must have FSJ product” because you can use them to color images, and create outstanding backgrounds too! After my background panel was dried,  I adhered it to a card base, and then I used my sewing machine to add stitches along the edges.

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I stamped the sentiment with Black Licorice ink over a Special Day Tag. The pretty bloom was stamped with two colors of ink (Sweet Berry and Limeade Splash) and then, die cut with its matching die.  I adhered it over the tag with foam squares and then the tag over the card using foam squares as well. The final touches… a couples of strips of Journey Sparkle Tape and a few Pink World sequins.  Fun and simple! Did you create a card to celebrate WCMD?

On another note, the promotion of the month at Fun Stampers Journey is called: Block Party.  All the acrylic blocks have a 20% discount! For more details about it please 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 crafty weekend!

marianasignat

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FSJ • Happy Halloween Card

Halloween is around the corner, and there is still plenty of time to begin creating your Halloween projects. There is a particular stamp set Journey Holiday Mini Trends Catalog that I really like and it is called Skeletons Dance. The images are quite fun and they can be used to create cards, scrapbook pages or many tags for goodie bags.  So, I created a card using two of the cute skeletons.  Take a look:

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I started this project by creating a card base from Black Licorice cardstock. Then I adhered a Whip Cream cardstock panel over the card.  This panel measures 5.5″ x 3.75″, so that way I left a bit of black color showing on top and a bit more on the bottom. After that, I die cut a stitched circle from Electric Lime cardstock, and the tree silhouette from the Spooksville die set using Black Licorice cardstock. I layered both and put them over my card base.

The sentiment that I used is from another pretty set called Eyes on You. I placed the sentiment over my acrylic block slightly bending the stamp as I placed it over trying to mimic the curve of the stitched circle (It helps if you first put your acrylic block over the green circle, and since the acrylic block is clear, you can see the circle underneath).

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Next, I  simply stamped two cute skeletons with Black Licorice Ink over Whip Cream cardstock and then, I die cut them with their matching dies. It is so nice to have matching dies! I adhered them using Journey Foam squares and I added some Spooky Eve Stickers to complement the scene along with silk splatters and a tiny paper clip.

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 rest of the week!

marianasignat

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FSJ • Happy Birthday Card

Happy Monday, friends! The Party Pop color family  from Fun Stampers Journey is one of my favorites. Although, I have to say that all of the six family colors that are available are great and it is difficult to choose just one! So, today I am sharing a card that I created using some colors from the Party Pop family, and a fun stamp set called Birthday Pop:

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This set includes different sizes of balloons that perfectly match a die set called Uplift.  I used Watermelon Fusion, Lemon Drop, Limeade Splash, Tangerine Fusion and Candy Apple True Color Fusion ink colors to stamp the balloons and tiny stars.

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I also stamped one of the sentiments included in the same set with Black Licorice True Color Fusion Ink, and as the final touch, I used a couple of Party Burst Dots, a couple pieces of Journey tape, a Paper Clip Element and Gift Twine (I love this twine).

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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FSJ • Thank You Card

This month’s promotion at Fun Stampers Journey is called Crush of Color and it is all about colors! All the solid cardstock colors along with their coordinating ink pads have a 20% discount this month! Additionally, each week they are showcasing one or two of the FSJ color families, and adding some amazing coordinating bundles. So please be sure to hop over to their website and FB page to see more details and inspiration.

So Today I am sharing a project that I created using some pretty cardstock and ink colors. To create this card, I used a stamp set called Poppy Days. The images of this set can be layered to create a couple of different blooms, take a look:

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I only used two of layers of one of the blooms, so the first layer was stamped with Pineapple Smoothie and Bubblegum inks over a Whip Cream  panel, and then the second layer was stamped with Black Licorice ink.  After that, I simply adhered this panel over a Fresh Sage card base.

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For the flower I used a Host Exclusive die set called Bold Bloom. Before I die cut the layers of the flower I created the lines of the petals on a piece of Whip Cream cardstock by using the the Bubblegum ink pad edge to make some clockwise marks.  After that, I die cut the bloom layers.

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Additionally, I inked the edges of the blooms using a sponge dauber. After that, I layered the flower.  I added a Bubblegum cardstock banner and a sentiment from a set called Everyday Script to complement the card.

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To finish up this card I included decorative tape a sparkle drop, stitches, Fresh Sage silk and some silver sequins.   Please be sure to click on the image below to know more details about this great promotion and current bundles deals:

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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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FSJ • Oh So Happy

The mixed media concept itself can be a little bit intimidating if you are not familiar with the mediums or  simply because you don’t like to get your working area messy (let’s be real: more than normal). Well, maybe it can get a bit messier, but that doesn’t take the fun part away. Once you start, it is hard to stop creating. I have to say that what I really like is that even though you are working on an specific project and you have something in mind, in the process you end up creating more pretty stuff and at the end, nothing is wasted. Since you can create many backgrounds, and even though you don’t use them right away, it will save you time to create another project another day. Anyhow, today I am sharing a card that I created using one of those extra backgrounds that I created a couple weeks ago using some  mixed media products…

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The background was created using the Circle Bliss stencil along with Citrus Cooler and Sweet Berry acrylic paints.  I also used Modeling paste, Oatmeal Cookie acrylic paint and the Flower Power stencil, just to add an extra detail over the already pretty background.

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To create the flowers, I die cut the Colorful Bloom dies from Oatmeal Cookie cardstock and I stamped the Grid Paper and Lace Background stamps on them with Outrageous Pink ink.  I added a pierced detail, a stitched circle,  a sentiment, cut rhinestones, natural twine and a couple of brush silver staples.

The current promotion at Fun Stampers Journey is  called Prepped to Play and the products on sale are some of the ones that belong to the Mixed Media category. So if you already have some of those products on your wishlist, this  is a good chance to get them 🙂 Please be sure to click on the image below to see the complete list of mixed media products that are for sale this month:

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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 weekend!

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FSJ Cards for Coffee Lovers Blog Hop

Welcome!

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If you are coming from Michelle Woerner ‘s blog,  you are in the right place. I am happy to be participating in the Fun Stampers Journey Collaboration Blog Hop.  As you can see, we are siding with our friends from the Coffee Loving Cardmakers for a fun inspirational hop, full of wonderful creations and a great prize.

So for today I created a couple of cards using the same design and stamps on both, and only making a change in the selection of colors and papers. I made these cards smaller than the normal size. They measure 3.5″ x 4.25, so you can get three cards from one letter size piece of Whip Cream cardstock. The cards feature a fun stamp set called Coffee Helps and its  matching die set, which is quite convenient.

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For the first card I chose the small gingham print from the Good Life Prints collection. I made a partial background panel over my card and I stamped the sentiment with Black Licorice True Color Fusion Ink.  I adhered the panel over my card base along with a circle. I also put a piece of Girl’s Life Tape and I used a Brush Silver Staple.

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I stamped the cup of coffee with Black Licorice True Color Fusion Ink and I colored it with Cool Pool Liquid color.  Before I adhered the cup over the circle, I stamped the vapor lines over the circle. I use some Journey Squares to adhere the cup and I complemented my card with a Love Filled heart.

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Second card is the same process. I used Hazelnut Blend True Color Fusion Ink for the stamping part and a different sheet from the Good Life Prints collection.  I used the new Rustic Rose Liquid Color for the cup, and the Lemon Sparkle tape. Overall I had a lot of fun creating these cute cards 🙂

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Of course we couldn’t have a blog hop without having a fun Prize:

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In order to be eligible to win the prize you need to comment on all of the participant’s blogs before 11:55 pm PST on Friday, July 27. So that means that this contest will be open for a week. Laura Murray from FSJ will announce the winner the following week, so please stay tuned.

Be sure to visit all the participant’s blogs for inspiration and leave comments along the way. Your next stop is the Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog.

For you convinience, here is the complete list of participant blogs:

Fun Stampers Journey blog 
Tania Willis 
Patricia Roebuck 
Michelle Woerner 
You are here>>>Mariana Grigsby<<<You are here
Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog  
Amy Tsuruta  
Kerry Urbatch  
Helen Gullett  
Lisa Bzibziak  
Robyn Jordan  
Lori Turner  
Becca Cruger  
Dana Gong  
Dana Warren  
Erin Thiem  
Katie Brooks 
Kathy Schweinfurth  
Laurel Seabrook 

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Thanks for stopping by:) Have a wonderful crafty  weekend and GOOD LUCK to all!

marianasignat

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FSJ • Life is Art… Live Yours in Color

Working with Liquid Colors can be so much fun. There is no right or wrong way to use them when used to create strokes or splatters of color. Before I continue, I would like to point out that in our New Fun Stampers Catalog there are among others,  FIVE new liquid colors added to it: Peaches and Cream, Rustic Rose, Sweet Pear, Fresh Sage, and Turbo Teal.

So today I am sharing a card using some of my favorite Liquid Color hues.  The background panel was created by simply applying strokes from side to side of different liquid colors (Lemon Drop, Lovely Blue, Cool Pool and Limeade Splash) over a Whip cream rectangle with the Square Paint Brush.  Then, I stamped one of the sentiments included in the brand new Color Pop stamp set with Black Licorice Ink. Since my sewing machine was handy, I affixed the panel over a Whip Cream folded card.

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I used the Colorful Bloom Die set to create the flowers from Whip Cream cardstock . Then, I put a little bit of Lemon Drop Liquid Color over an acrylic block, I spread it with the Square Paint Brush and waited a few seconds so the color could form some  spots. Next, I placed the flower shapes over the watery mix to pick up the color and let them dry.

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I adhered the flowers on the card with Journey Glue Dots and I embellished them with three red Party Burst Dots as their centers. To finish up this card,  I flicked Sparkle silk and of course applied Journey Glaze over the sentiment.

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Please be sure to visit the Fun Stampers Journey Blog,  Facebook page,  Instagram and Pinterest. As part of the new catalog launch we are having  daily live videos and  inspirational blog posts!

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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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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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