Adventure Awaits

Hello crafty friends. I am so excited to share a card with you today! It has been way too long since I’ve blogged. To be honest, I have been enjoying this summer with my family and both crafting and blogging have taken a bit of a back seat. As summer begins to wind down, I am ready to get back to crafting, creating and bringing paper to life.

Stunning background using Pan Pastels by Fun Stampers Journey. For more inkspiration visit www.jenguarino.com

The showcase of this card is the background, which was created using the Pan Pastels in the Party Pop palette. These pastels are unlike anything I’ve used before. Soft and creamy, bright and bold but easily blendable & have the ability to create custom colors. These are such an amazing product and will be featured as one of the techniques this month, at Technique Class. I would love to have you join me! The airplane is from the Begin Adventure stamp set and is finished off with some Journey Glaze. I think the glaze is my new favorite product. I am adding it to EH-vry-thing!!

In case you haven’t heard yet – Fusion Stamp Pad’s are on sale this month, so it’s the perfect time to stock up! What makes Fun Stampers Journey ink different? It’s a hybrid of pigment AND dye ink that produces crisp, clear images and works on a HUGE variety of surfaces and with many types of mixed media products. There is nothing else on the market like our exclusive Fusion Inks!

Thanks for stopping by today!

 

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Mixing it Up!

It’s time to mix things up a little here on the blog. And to get us started, I have my first Mixed Media card for your enjoyment. This card was inspired by the challenge over at the Design Junkies website and their weekly Technique Junkies challenge.

The challenge this week was to use a stencil on your card.n I haven’t used stencils in years and this was the perfect time to get back into it!

Fun mixed media card created by Jen Guarino. For more inspiration visit www.jenguarino.com

The first stencil created the watercolored look with Pool Party ink on white card stock. The second stencil used were the Encore Gold dots. A few strips of washi tape, some handmade scallop flowers with Gold Wink of Stella and some gold accents rounded the card off. The sentiment is from  Stampabilities.

As a first project I have to say that I am pretty pleased with how it turned out. I look forward to more experiementing with mixing all different types of media and eventually holding classes for this fun art form soon.

Thanks for stopping by the blog. It’s still a work in progress as I transition from old to new but I would love to hear from  you!

Stampin’ Royalty #368 – A Birthday Card

Hello stampers! It is time for another great sketch with the gals from Stampin’ Royalty.

And here is my card, perfect for a birthday!

Super fun sketch challenge at Stampin' Royalty this week. Quite and Cute. For more inspiration visit www.faithgracestamp.com

This card is featuring the Cool Treats product suite. The designer series paper is the star of the show, although the die cut ice cream cone is pretty dang cute. I used a couple of the designs from the washi tape for the bottom part of the card and I love how it all came together.

I also want to announce the winner of the Designer Series Paper from the last ICS Blog Hop! Our winner is kbeemer1!! Congratulations! Send me an email with your address and I will get this off in the mail to you.

Have a great week friends!

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SSInkspirations April Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to another fun blog hop with the gals at SSInk. I am so glad that you are here! Todfay we are sharing some spring creations with you.

As you hop along, please be sure to comment and show some love on every blog! We are always excited to hear from our followers! You should have just left stop number 6 on the Stylin’ Stampin’ INKspiration Blog Hop – Jennifer G. at Jenny G Paper Crafts. If so, you are in the right spot. If a link doesn’t work or you get off track, you will find the full blog hop lineup below.

I wanted to do something a little different with my card. Spring is usually so much about flowers and I just love hearing all of the birds this time of year. Plus baby birds hatching is about the cutest thing ever!

Here is my card:

Spring card featuring Swirly Bird stamps by Stampin' Up! For more inspiration visit www.faithgracestamp.com

These colors are bright and fresh, just perfect for spring. Watermelon Wonder and Mint Macaron have been two of my favorites these past 2 years and I will miss them!

Thanks so much for hopping by today. If you liked my card please leave me a comment and subscribe to my blog. I don’t want you to miss another bit of inspiration.

Blog Hop Participant List:

1. Cathy A. @ Maine Mountain Stamper
2. Diana E. @ Stampin’ Fun with Diana
3. Cheryl H. @ Create with Cheryl
4. Nichole L. @ Scrappy Stamps & Ink
5. Tobe B. @ The Craft Sea
6. Jennifer G. @ Jenny G Paper Crafts
7. Jen G. @ Faith.Grace.Stamp
8. Kim R. @ Stampin’ with Kim
9. Bree R. @ Craft-somnia Momma
10. Darla R. @ Stampin’ with Darla

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Stampin’ Royalty Color Challenge April 2017

Oh my goodess…..my stampin’ mojo has been OFF friends, and I am so sorry for that. I want to stamp and post everyday but life just hasn’t allowed that recently. I am excited to be sharing this month’s Stampin’ Royalty Color Challenge with you, and I hope you will join us!

And here is my card

Fun technique with split coloring & embossing. Featuring the Birthday Blooms stamp set from Stampin' Up! For more inspiration visit www.faithgracestamp.com

This was a split coloring technique featured at my class last month. It can be a little bit of work but I think it’s worth it!

Thanks for stopping by today. If you like my card please leave me a comment and subscribe to the blog!

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ICS Blog Hop – Blog Candy Giveaway!

Thank you for joining us for the Inspire, Create, & Share Blog Hop! This month the theme is “Free for All!” Every stop on the hop will feature a great project of the stamper’s choice. That means lots of inspiration and fun ideas are in store for you as you hop along. In addition, be sure to check out how to win some blog candy! Every stop on the hop will have blog candy to give away.

My card today is a fun and unique layout that can be done for any occasion and either orientation.

Fun layout for the ICS Blog Hop this month. This is a great way to jazz up a normal layout and can be done in either orientation. For more inspiration visit www.faithgracestamp.com

This card is featuring the fantastic Cool Treats stamp set and coordination designer paper. I love this set and think it is the perfect set for summer, don’t you!

Now, how about some Blog Candy so that you can make this card as well!

Blog Candy for the April ICS Blog Hop

Are you wondering how to enter to qualify to win the blog candy? Just subscribe to my blog and you will be entered to win the blog candy.I will draw a name from their new subscribers to win their candy. Why subscribe? When you subscribe to my blog you will be notified every time there is a new post. You never have to miss out on any of the inspiration, fun or news.

My drawing will be held on Tue 4/11 and announced on Wed 4/12 so be sure you subscribe by then. I’ll announce on my Wed 4/12 post the winner and mail your blog candy out right away! Thanks for hopping with us and remember to join us on the first Wednesday of the month for the Inspire, Create & Share Blog Hop!

Now it is time to hop on over to my VBFF Nichole’s blog and see what she has in store for us!

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Top 10 Blog Hop

Hello stamping peeps! I am so excited to be participation in Kylie’s Top Ten International Blog Hop. I want to thank everyone who voted for me.

We are sharing more cards made with the All Things Thanks Stamp Set. This set has so many great sentiments and is a must have!

Simple and elegant card featuring All Things Thanks by Stampin' Up! For more inspiration visit www.faithgracestamp.com

Gold is so trendy for spring and this paper is just the thing to make this pop. I wanted something that was quick, easy and yet elegant. The sentiment and the mini circles are embossed with Gold as well to bring all elements together. The Gold Thread was an added touch that I really like.

Thank you so much for hopping by today. I would love to hear from you in the comments and please subscribe so that you never miss another post!

You are currently at my blog – Jen Guarino so be sure to check the list below for all of the other stops!

 

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SSInk Blog Hop – Sale-A-Brate with us

Hello stampers! I am so happy to be hopping with you tonight! The designers at SSInk are sharing some of our favorite Sale-A-Bration items with you.

As you hop along, please be sure to comment and show some love on every blog! We are always excited to hear from our followers! You should have just left stop number 5 on the Stylin’ Stampin’ INKspiration Blog Hop – Jennifer G. ~ Jenny G Paper Crafts. If so, you are in the right spot. If a link doesn’t work or you get off track, you will find the full blog hop lineup below.

The Inside the Lines Designer Series Paper is such a favorite. I love that it can be left alone, colored in, painted on or what ever your mind can imagine!

Fun Sale-A-Bration Card using the Inside the Line DSP from Stampin' Up!

This card was perfectly paired with one of the great sentiments from the Designer Tee stamp set, also a Sale-A-Bration item. Items are going to sell out quickly so be sure to place your $50 or more orders right away so that you don’t miss out.

Blog Hop Participant List:

1. Tobe B. ~ The Craft Sea

2. Diana E. ~ Stampin’ Fun with Diana

3. Darla R. ~ Stampin’ with Darla

4. Cathy A. ~ Maine Mountain Stamper

5. Jennifer G. ~ Jenny G Paper Crafts

6. Jen G. ~ Faith.Grace.Stamp ** YOU ARE HERE**

7. Nichole L. ~ Scrappy Stamps & Ink

8. Kim R. ~ Stampin’ with Kim

9. Darcy J. ~ Dj’s Stampin’ Place

10. Pamela W. ~ Stinky Tofu

11. Donna S. ~ Geek Squad Crafting

12. Cheryl H. ~ Create with Cheryl

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ICS Blog Hop Mediterranean Moments

I’m back!! I have been MIA for the last week or so, sorry to leave you hanging. My daughter and I just returned from an 8 day mission trip to Belize! It’s is the first Wednesday of the month so it is time for another ICS Blog Hop!

This month we are sharing some of the wonderful Sale-A-Bration items with you! These can be earned for every $50 you spend on ANY of our amazing products.

Mediteranian Moments card colored with our coordinating water color pencils and a blender pen. Find more inspiration at www.faithgracestamp.com

I absolutely love the day dream saying that is included in the Designer Tee SAB stamp set. It really speaks to my soul. The gold ribbon is just perfect for a dash of bling, because we all love a little bling!

I paired these two products with the Mediterranean Moments stamp set, which is quickly becoming a favorite of mine. I love to watercolor and this set makes that so easy!

It’s time to Hop over to Tammy’s blog and see what she has created for us! Thanks for hopping with us tonight. I hope you will subscribe to my posts so that you can always be inspired!

 

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February Inkspiration

It’s time for another fantastic challenge at SSInk. This week, we are inspired by this:

And here is my card:

Up and Away thinlit dies from Stampin' Up! makes some fantastic cards and the options are endless. For more inspiration visit me at www.faithgracestamp.com

I am loving the Up and Away thinlit dies from the Occasions catalog.  The possibilities are endless for mixing colors, patterns and textures in your balloon. I think they would also be wonderful for a masculine card using the right colors.

I would love to see what you are inspired to make this week, so get crafting and link up to the challenge. Let me know you are participating by leaving me a comment and please subscribe so that you never miss another post!

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