Scrapbooking Layout + Video Tutorial : Lovely by Missy Whidden!

Hey there, friends!  Missy here again, and I have a fun layout to share today using stamps from three different sets.  I used the New Day Stamp Set, the This Moment Stamp Set and the Date Stamp Set.  I used up some of my stash for this page, and I really love how it turned out.  I wanted to do some heat embossing on my background, so I pulled the three circles from the New Day Stamp Set and used gold embossing powder on them.  I created my background using a wide strip of Dear Lizzy Documentary patterned paper and layering it over some white cardstock.  I covered a lot of the paper with white acrylic paint first.  I did the embossing once I decided where my photo was going to go.  After I did the embossing, I came in with some paints and sprays to jazz up the background and create a watercolor effect.  The fun thing about embossing is that it resists any liquid, so the color went on the areas in between the circles.

Look at how gorgeous these circles turned out!  You could do this technique with any of the stamps and any color powder.  I decided to embellish my layout with bits and pieces from the Fancy Pants Happy Place collection and the Simple Stories Life in Color collection.  My title is a black foam glitter sticker from Pinkfresh Studio.  I love how everything looks together with the gold stamped circles.

Here you can see all the layers I created by tucking in bits and pieces under and around the photo.  I also added some foam under all of it to raise it up off the page.  This creates such great dimension.  in addition to the packaging technique, I also used my brush and the nozzle to splatter the paint around the page.

I used the This Moment Stamp Set here down at the bottom to create this fun cluster.  I first used a few stickers from Simple Stories and then stamped that label with the heart and the word “memories” under it.  I also used the Date Stamp Set here to add the date.  To finish this area off, I ran it through my sewing machine using metallic gold thread.

I did more stamping above the photo using the phrase “This Moment” from the This Moment Stamp Set.  Those small sentiments aren’t just for cards; I love using them on my layouts like this.  They make the perfect little details.  Again, I added stitching along the grid paper for extra texture and shine.

I hope this inspires you to pull out your stamps and create a fun background with them.  And don’t shy away from using the smaller stamps on your pages, either!  Those little details can sometimes make the biggest difference.  I have a process video for you if you’d like to check it out.

Thanks so much for stopping by, and have a great day!

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CASology 5-Year Anniversary Celebration & Blog Hop!

Hi stampers! So happy you’re here!:) If you’re new to our page, welcome everyone!:) We are so happy to be part of today’s 5th year anniversary with CASology.:) Hooray!!! Congratulations Melissa!:) She’s the amazing creator of CASology and one of our previous talented designer. May you find tons of inspiration using different products, & I hope that you find some amazing project ideas using our clear stamps!♥ To keep updated with our projects, join us on our Facebook , Pinterest , Instagram if you haven’t.

Hop along, have fun, & win some amazing prizes. Happy stamping!:)

Our Cue Word is – Balloon.

Here’s the card that I came up with.:) I always enjoy images that can be use in different ways. They say, always think outside the box. Well, since I don’t have “balloon” stamp, I made my own using circles!Yay! These circle images are from our Positive Thoughts stamp set – which is use mostly as a background, and the A+ circle is from our School Days stamp set & I used 1″ circle punch so I can layer it over the other circles!

To make the “string” of the balloon, I stamped it using the borders from the School Days stamp set, as well as the “you are awesome” sentiment. And the images inside the circles are stamped using the Coffee Love stamp set & Positive Thoughts stamp set.

To add more interest, I stamped the arrow border on the side of the card using the Journey Stamp Set.

I added another sentiment below the card to complete and make this card perfect for a celebration! I used the letters from our Sketchy Alphabet stamp set.

Thank you so much for joining me today. I tried my best to make it clean & simple. But you know, it’s kinda’ hard to stop when you’re having so much fun stamping.:) lol

I hope you enjoyed my project!:)

♥ Dyane

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Your next stop is:

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Blog Hop:  Tuesday, July 25 (8:00 a.m. CDT) – Monday, July 31 (noon CDT)
Details:

  • To be eligible for the sponsor prizes, participants must comment on all stops included on the hop list.  Winners will be selected randomly using random.org.
  • To be eligible for the CASology prize, participants must comment on all stops included on the hop + link up a BALLOON themed card to the gallery.  Winner will be selected randomly using random.org.
  • Winners will be announced on Tuesday, August 1.

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Here’s a closer look of the stamps that I used:

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Video Tutorial: All Smiles by Missy Whidden!

Hey there, friends!  Missy here, and I’m really excited to be joining the Design Team!  I’m sharing my first layout today, and I used the cute heart stamp from the Love Coupon Stamp Set.  I wanted to create lots of little colorful hearts for a background design.  I pulled out some of my Distress Inks and some textured white cardstock.  Sometimes I like going for a distressed and messy look, so using these inks and the textured cardstock is perfect.  I stamped the heart multiple times in various colors, and some of them I overlapped the colors.  I then fussy cut them all out.  I was inspired by my daughter’s shirt and all the fun colors.  I tried to match them all and create a colored heart explosion.:)

I love how all the hearts turned out.  I really love how you can see the texture from the cardstock.  I like when the stamped image isn’t perfect.  I layered all the hearts in groups of the same color to create a rainbow effect.  I can’t resist a rainbow color scheme, especially when it’s in my photo!

I did a little watercolor work on the background before I glued down the hearts.  I used mostly the same color inks as I used to stamp the hearts, and I also added in some other spray inks.  I didn’t want to cover up the hearts too much, so kept most of the embellishing light and below the hearts.  I layered in two big skinny die cut hearts behind the photo and added my title on the bottom of the hearts. I added in a cute Fancy Pants flair button, but the hearts are still visible.

Here you can see the work I did around the photo.  To the left, I added in matching strips of washi tape.  I just wanted splashes of color in a messy & artsy fashion, so I just layered them and tore them.  I used a few colors of thread to machine stitch for added texture and detail, and then added in a few Fancy Pants die cuts.  I found a cute Hip Kit Club puffy sticker and then added a few sequins from SpiegelMom Scraps.

I stitched through my title and created a little cluster of washi tape and die cuts down at the bottom.  I love the dimension of the hearts!  You could easily do this with any stamp and any color scheme.  I love fussy cutting because then you can move it around anywhere you want.

I hope this inspires you to create a fun background design with a single stamp.  And don’t be afraid to take a little extra time to do some fussy cutting.  You don’t have to just stamp on your background paper.  The possibilities are endless!  You can check out my process video if you’d like to see how I put this layout together if you’d like.

Thanks so much for stopping by, and have a great day!

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Meet Our New Designer – Missy Whidden!:)

Hello stampers! I’m very excited to announce that we have a new designer who will be joining us regularly!:) She guest designed with us before, sharing her fantastic layouts with video tutorials! Yay! Please welcome designer Missy Whidden!!!:)

Stay tune, she will be sharing more wonderful projects this month with her awesome techniques and fun layouts using our stamps. Woohoo!

Hey there!  I’m Missy Whidden from sunny Florida, USA.  I’ve been married to Marshall for 17 years, and we’ve been together since I was 18.  We have two beautiful little girls, Reese and Paige.  They are both autistic and nonverbal, so life around our house is never boring.  They keep things interesting and are usually the subjects of my scrapbooking.  I have been scrapbooking for over ten years now.  My mother-in-law got me started when I helped her make a scrapbook of my husband’s baby photos and I was instantly hooked.  My style has changed quite a bit from stickers, paper and deco scissors.  I  have gravitated toward mixed media, and I love using paints, watercolors, spray inks and gelatos on my projects.  I also love machine and hand stitching, incorporating die cuts from my Cameo and using bright and bold colors.  I guess you could call my style “organized chaos” since I love a messy and artsy look while still making sure every little detail is in place.


If you missed her projects last time, please check the links below:

Paige’s World

Explore Summer Days

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Craft Show Schedule! Yay!:)

Hi stampers! Yay!:) So happy to be here again! I have an exciting news to share. Some of you probably heard it already from our facebook page and shop newsletter. But I’m here to let you know that we will be in Raleigh, NC this weekend for the SSAT – Stamp Scrap Art Tour! Eeeek! How exciting!:) This will be our very first craft show, hoping to do more shows in the future!

If you’re near the area, I hope you can visit our booth, see your favorite stamps and projects up close. And meet some of you there too!:)

Here are the details of the show + a coupon for you!:)

Looking forward for another journey to explore with you! 

Hoping for the best! And Happy stamping!:)

Dyane

 

 

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Saturday Creations ~ {Mini Album with Sketchy Alphabet Title}

I had so much FUN playing with the Precious Remembrance Sketchy Alphabet Set that I wanted to post one more project for you!  I used this FAB stamp set to make the title for my mini album of our vacation.  Here it is:

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And here is a close up of the title:

000_5009TIP:  I used the line in this wood plank paper to line up my letters.  I stamped them one letter at a time to create the perfect spacing.  I colored the letters in with a water brush pen and an ink pad (ink from the inside of the lid).

It was a Wonderful trip and now I have a mini album with just the right font for my title.

Thanks for stopping by!

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Inspire Me Friday ~ To Do Lists

Hello, everyone!  It’s Judy here, sharing two bullet journal pages I made using the new Sketchy Alphabet set along with some other favorite stamp sets from Precious Remembrance Shop!

As soon as the school year comes to an end, I usually begin writing my summer “to do” lists.  I often write a new list each week, so this year I decided to make them a little more fun.  I bought a blank journal at the local craft store and thought it would be fun to combine my love of stamping with my love of list-writing!

Here is the first page I did, using the Sketchy Alphabet set to make my heading along with the Date stamp set.  I added some fun flowers from the Blossom set around the page border and the cute smiley face from the Coffee Love set.

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For my next page, I decided to highlight my love of coffee using the Sketchy Alphabet set along with the Coffee Love set, one of my all-time favorites!  I colored all of my stamped images with colored pencils.

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I have no doubt that I will be using my PRS stamps on future “to do” lists in my journal…and the Sketchy Alphabet set is perfect for personalizing my pages.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

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Create It Wednesday ~ {HB2U Shaker Card}

I have had no shortage of exciting ideas for using the new {Sketchy Alphabet} Stamp set and today’s Create It Wednesday is my last chance to give you a little inspiration. If you love to text or can appreciate the millennial generation’s way of sending greetings, then you know a good HB2U (happy birthday to you…just in case you need a hip lingo refresher lol) makes a fab sentiment!

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How fun is a shaker card?! I die cut the balloons from the card front to fit my sentiment and used all kinds of fun confetti to sandwich between my acetate window and the base of the card front. I always use two layers of foam tap stacked on top of each other to leave enough room for my goodies to actually shake around. I stamped HB2U using the {Sketchy Alphabet} stamp set on some vellum. Hint- Staz-On ink is great for this and Copics work well on vellum to color in images, like I did here.

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A cute blue bow and it’s all ready to share! I hope you’ve enjoyed my creations using this new stamp set. If you’ve missed any of them, you can see them at the links below. Stay tuned for the talented Judy Marino’s wrap up on Friday! Thanks and go create 🙂

Release Day Project & Blog Hop {Sketchy Alphabet} Stamp Set

Create It Wednesday ~ {Sketchy Alphabet Bookmark}

Create It Wednesday ~ {Mexico Scrapbook Page}

Create It Wednesday ~ {Sketchy Love Spinner Card}

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Design It Monday ~ {My Girl!}

I was sneaky in finding out what my son’s favorite photo is of his baby girl. I knew it would become a refrigerator magnet for him for Father’s Day.

After elongating a tag die cut, I added the Sketchy Alphabet letters to the top spelling out MY GIRL. A strip of die cut hearts stamped with a sentiment from the Love Coupon Stamp Set anchors the photo. That precious photo was dolled up with a wee strip of patterned paper, buttons, sequins and a ribbon tab.

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When everything was complete the top seemed a little bare needing a pop of black. Another sentiment from the Love Coupon Stamp Set was the perfect fit!

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His baby girl is now 2 1/2! She drew some squiggly lines on the back for daddy and I popped on two magnets. She was very excited to give it to him on Father’s Day! In case you didn’t know, this little one was the inspiration for my Sweet Pea Stamp Set! Everyone says “she sure is grandma’s girl”…they’re right she’s my girl!

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