Create It Wednesday {You}

When all your project needs is the perfect sentiment, accent, embellishment, Precious Remembrance stamps are perfect.  It is like the summary of your creative work and how you want it to be received.  It is usually the final step during process and usually find it difficult to pick only one.

Used the Friend Stamp Set to complete this card.   There is always a place for that little heart on every creation…I am sure of it!

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Saturday creations {just a note}

I’m back with my last Saturday Creations post of the month.  I hope you’ve enjoyed them!

Today, I’ve used the positive thoughts and calendar stamp sets to create a card with movement (I’m entering it into the moxie fab world movement challenge.)

I started out with a vintage cream card-base, and used a doily die to cut into some basic grey patterned paper.  I positioned the paper onto my die so that the hot-air-balloon would be at the top.  Then, I created a flurry of hearts floating down towards my sentiment.  Can you see on the folded edges that I stamped the backs of the hearts too?

The hearts were all stamped onto a sheet of vintage cream, and cut out with a border around the stamped image.  After all of my hearts were cut out, I flipped them over and stamped the back.  This allowed me to fold down some of the edges and still see pink ink.  That extra little detail is what makes the card for me…

Thanks for peeking!

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Inspire Me Friday {Just a Note}

Hi, everyone! I’m back with another Inspire Me Friday Project using the calendar stamp set! Since we do have a little bit of summer left, I thought that a card featuring yellow would be perfect. I’m still getting plenty of sunshine here in California!

I began with a light blue A2 card base, which I cut and scored to size. I then stamped a white panel with a hexagon design from the Papertrey Ink Rosie Posie stamp set. I used my Cuttlebug to cut out a strip using the Papertrey Ink Filigree Border Die, and finished off the design with a strip of ribbon and a flower embellishment by American Crafts. I used a rainbow striped piece of scrapbook paper for the filigree die-cut, and I love how the colors mimic my hexagon pattern!

Last but not least, I added the adorable “just a note” sentiment from the calendar stamp set. I love the casual font that looks like handwriting. I think it fits this card just perfectly! Happy crafting, everyone!

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Saturday Creations {summer journals}

I’m back with another Saturday Creations post, this time, highlighting the Precious Remembrance “calendar stamp set.”

With the beginning of school in sight, I thought I’d create little journals for the kids to be able to look back at all the fun things we did together this summer.

The construction of the journals is as simple as can be: a card-sized piece of cardstock, with computer papers stacked inside, and a sewn spine.

On the cover, I used a cloud background set and stamped “our” and “adventures 2012” from the Precious Remembrance set, and the rest using an alphabet set.

Inside, I stamped a few journaling lines for the kids to record their thoughts, and left plenty of white space for pictures.

Sofia drew herself on the hotel bed in Plattsburg, with her new Squinkies set – I love it 🙂

On the last page, I stamped out the calendars from the Precious Remembrance set, so the kids could highlight their special days.

I hope you like my summer adventure journals!  The kids had so much fun filling them out, and I loved seeing what stood out to them… like, who knew that pushing buttons in the hotel elevator was one of the highlights of Thomas’ summer?  HA.

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Inspire Me Friday {August Adventures}

For this week’s project, I did a little layering with die-cut pieces to create a fun, summer-y card using the Calender Stamp Set. I always end up with so many scraps of paper whenever I do any crafting, and I wanted to challenge myself to put those scraps to use. I started off with an A2 card base which I scored and folded. I embossed a strip of white cardstock using an American Crafts embossing folder from the Whimsy duo. These folders look just like Cuttlebug embossing folders, which is great since the Cuttlebug is the only embossing/die-cutting machine I own!

Banners are so popular right now, and I wanted to incorporate the trend into this project. I added a fish-tail end to the white strip, and layered the yellow banner strip under a few die-cut pieces (I used Papertrey Ink’s Double-Ended Banners die). I then used Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels Eight dies to die-cut a couple of pieces. I’m so glad I was able to put that polkadotted scrap to use! It’s been in my scrap pile for months, and I’m glad I hung onto it.

For my main focal image, I thought that something floral would be perfect for summer. I used Papertrey Ink’s Rosie Posie stamp set to stamp the flower, which I then fussy-cut with scissors (but you thought it was a die-cut, right?!). For my sentiment panel, I used the Double-Ended Banners die again, but this time cut off the fish-tail ends. I love that the Calendar Stamp Set includes the word “Adventures” and I’ve been itching to find a place to use it. I decided that “August Adventures” would be perfect.

I’d like to challenge you all to put some of your scrap pieces to use. I hope you have a great weekend, everyone!



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Project Thursday {just a note}

Hello there! Did ya miss me last week? 😉

Today I’m here with a card using the Calender stamp set, as well as a little spur of the moment video on the design process behind it. I thought you might like to see my thought process (or lack thereof ;)) when making my cards.

And the video…


So a few extra shots of the things I added on afterwards, as well as why I added them…

Here I changed the twine because I wanted a little more color and I felt the jute kinda blended in with the butterfly. I also changed the gem colors and sizes to match with the patterned paper a little better.

You might also see the faint watermark image of the calender on the tag – a little extra something that makes me feel a bit better about a card. 🙂


I also distressed the edges of the paper a bit with the back of my scissors (so I wouldn’t cut myself or dull my scissor blades), and then added a paperclip…mostly because I think they’re so darn cute. 😉


That’s it for me today! I hope you enjoyed this little ‘behind the scenes’! Have a blessed one!



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Create It Wednesday {Happy Days}

A perfect day for something special to bloom…maybe a friendship?  Use a few of my favorite stamps from Precious Remembrance Friend Stamp Set.  Recently found these wood frames at a local craft sale and just knew with a little ink, stamps and fabric it was a perfect fit for this week’s project.

By simply stamping the back cardstock to create my own “paper” design, the cute cut out heart stamps glittered and “happy days” turned into a pennant tag…the project comes together for something cheery and full of fun embellishment.

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