Tuesday Idea | Capture the Moment

Hello everyone! Kim here with you today to share an idea for sending photos in the mail with a photo-themed card. The idea came to me because my own grandmother is always wanting to see recent photos of my children. Since she is not on any form of social media, she is not able to see the daily moments I often post through Facebook or Instagram. Sending mail with photos tucked inside is a special gift for her since she lives so far away.

Using the new Journey stamp set, a photo frame from Pink Paislee, and a wooden camera from Studio Calico, I’ve created a thoughtful way to include photos tucked inside the card. For the background, I’ve added the large flower from the Mom & Dad stamp set to add some color.

And of course, you know I just had to add a paper doily and a jewel in the center of the wooden camera as decorative embellishments. I know my grandma is going to love this gift in her mailbox. I hope you’re inspired to send some of your own memories with a card and photo. It’s such a nice way to let someone know you’re thinking about them.

So glad you stopped by today!

Kim’s blog: Paper Loves Glue

 

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Inspire Me Friday {Journey}

Hello, PR friends!  So glad you could join me for some Friday inspiration!  I’ve taken a soft approach to the new Journey set today that I hope you’ll enjoy.  We’re having the most beautiful summer here in Indiana!  I couldn’t help but incorporate some summer florals into my card…have to soak up and utilize all this sweet summer inspiration while I can… 

School starts here in just a little over 2 weeks and then Fall will be here before you know it!  So today, with the new set, I celebrate summer, adventure, and journeys…

…that’s my favorite sentiment from this set.  I wanted to make sure it stood out from the rest of my soft stamping and light creamy colors on the card, so I embossed it.   I kept the little star spatters I used a little softer with just plain white ink…

…and as you can see I glittered up some little veneer stars to add dimension and interest to my subtle background.  I used some PTI die cuts and Simple Stories papers,…and my little butterfly was ready to take on the world!…

Hope you’ve enjoyed your visit today, and are enjoying your summer crafting! See you again, soon, with more from the Journey set!

Geri

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Create It Wednesday (Featuring the New Journey Stamp Set)

Hi everyone! Ivana here with you today, to share my latest card using the beautiful new stamp set, Journey.

I am so excited about my card today, because it reminds me sooo much of my childhood. Do you all remember Rainbow Brite?

This card is inspired by this infamous cartoon character and is a fun spin on my usually-pastel creations.

To create this card, I started with layers of different cardstock colors, in fun shapes. For the background scallop, I used a tag to trace the design onto my paper, before cutting it out with my scissors. Over that, I layered a few bits of patterned paper, along with a die-cut doily, and a colorful die-cut heart border.

To create the centerpiece of the card, I used the star stamp from the Journey set,  and stamped random stars in a purple and a green ink. I stamped the sentiment using a teal colored ink, and added a word border, on each edge of the cardstock square, using the “smile” stamp from the set.

To finish off the card, I followed with similar layered bits at the bottom, followed by more stamped stars and another little sentiment.

**A Little Tip: Next time you have a clear stamp sentiment, why not curve it as you place it on your block to create a curved sentiment like the one I have on this card? It’s a way to double up on the functionality of your stamps, add some interest, and even help you fit in long sentiments into a smaller space!**

Thanks for joining me today!

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Design It Monday ~ {Another Journey}

Hi there, I’m so happy you stopped by today! My husband and I recently returned from a relaxing vacation. Another journey to the beautiful Mackinac Island followed by a trip down the coast of Lake Huron visiting all of the lighthouses along the way. Another journey of exploring the lakeside and just being together. Another journey with little Max by our side ready for adventure! My husband’s hobby is photography. Lots of pictures, lots of memories. But his camera is black, not very girly you might say! When I first saw the camera image in the {Journey} stamp set I thought of him and thought of the camera as being a masculine stamp. But when I sat down to make my card for this post I set out on a journey to change my way of thinking. Now THIS is the kind of camera I would be happy to carry along on vacation!

This card begins with a kraft card base. I stamped the camera image randomly using white ink. Next I inked it up in black, then stamped it onto this sweet Simple Stories paper. I trimmed out the image then stamped it once again, this time with red ink onto the reverse side (this cute red gingham) of the floral paper. The circle portion of the this camera was punched out and added to the floral camera with foam tape. A piece of a pretty paper doily adorned with buttons serves as a shelf to display my camera. Aren’t the fonts on this sentiment perfect! Thanks Dyane!!

When I design a card I like to bring the card base color forward and incorporate it into my design. I think this makes for a more unified composition. To do that with this card I used a small wood veneer heart. I hope you enjoyed the journey of my girly camera. Have a delightful day!

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Saturday Creations {featuring the new Journey Stamp Set}

Hello Everyone and welcome to my very first edition of {Saturday Creations} where I will be featuring the new Journey Stamp set!  I want to show how versatile this set is and how it works perfectly to make a Mixed Media canvas!

Here is the Journey stamp set so you can see which stamps I chose to use:

I made a Mixed Media canvas using a large sentiment stamp, the smile stamp, the film strip, and the splatter stars:

After I made the background which is where I used the splatter star stamp, I adhered the photo with the film strips attached underneath the large sentiment stamp.  I then stamped the smile sentiment on thin washi tape and attached it to the canvas in several locations along with some heart washi tape.  I added some plain washi tape to the main sentiment to make it stand out.

I am including some photos of the process I used to make Mixed Media background below:

After  just randomly putting some gesso on the burlap canvas, I place a stencil over the area I wanted to add some color and texture to:

Next I mixed some hot pink acrylic paint with some fiber paste to make my medium.  I applied it with a gift card I cut in half ~ after I used it all of course!

This is the result after you carefully peel back the stencil.  You need to make sure the paste is really dry before you start adding more layers!

Another tip is to make your washi tape work for you!  I stamped the sentiment smile. smile repeatedly on a thin strip of hot pink washi tape and added it to my finished canvas:

Super EASY but a Great detail!

Thanks for stopping by!

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Project Thursday {scrappy card}

Clare here today with a cool way of using up scraps with the new Journey stamp set!While you can use any papers you wanted, I chose to use scraps from one paper collection, as it makes it easier for me to know that they coordinate (plus, it’s faster!)

Then I just cut them in strips (if the weren’t already), adhered them down to some scrap paper, and did some stamping!

To make sure the camera image really popped, I heat embossed it – one little thing I noticed was that if I didn’t adhere the papers close enough to each other, then the powder would try getting in the extra space.

Topped the card off with a fun sentiment and some pearls, and oila! A quick and easy card using scraps!

I hope you enjoyed and thanks for stopping in with me today!

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Tuesday Idea | Enjoy the Journey

It’s Kim here to share with you a Tuesday Idea project. In my house, we are big campers! Love going camping, fishing, or just being outside in the fresh mountain air. This summer, I am extra happy about camping because we just purchase a new trailer yesterday. The excitement hasn’t worn off yet and I can’t wait to get out and hit the road!

The timing is perfect for the newest stamp set here at Precious Remembrance. It’s called, “Journey.” And I can’t think of a better way to create a card with the great open road on my mind. I used the “enjoy the journey” sentiment as my starting point and created a sort of postcard themed card.

Mixing it up, I used several other stamp sets from Precious Remembrance too: CalendarPositive ThoughtsMom & Dad, and Journey. I just love the way they mix and match so well together!

So what plans do you have for the rest of the summer? I am sure you can guess what our family will be doing! And I think this Journey stamp set will be perfect for scrapping a travel journal while we are on the road. It’s the perfect stamp set to compliment any summer travel plans.

Kim’s blog: Paper Loves Glue

 

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Inspire Me Friday {Enjoy the Journey}

Hello, everyone, and welcome!  I found that I needed one more graduation card for a friend’s daughter, and thought the ‘enjoy the journey’ sentiment from the new Journey set would be great for my project.  I couldn’t wait to pair it up with a little hot air balloon image I have.  Dyane’s sentiments are always so versatile, and the sentiments in this set are no exception.  So let’s get to the card shall we?

I began by creating a bit of a whimsical, but subtle background for my ‘adventurer’ by heat-embossing the circle images from the Positive Thoughts set with a clear glitter embossing powder…

The sweet little hot air balloon is a Unity stamp that was heat-embossed in a Chestnut powder, and colored with watercolor pencils (and water).  To add some color to my background, I found ink colors similar to those in the balloon, to create a fun vertical pattern strip on the left side of the card, using the sentiment and one of the cute borders…(That was really easy to do, but I always do it on a separate narrow strip and adhere it after, just in case I mess up;)…

Then I used the sentiment again on it’s own in the lower right hand corner, and set it off with some pretty little sky blue jewels (from Prima)…

A little twine and a bow finished it all off.  Hope you’ve enjoyed today’s little crafting  journey.  Remember…as you collect the sets from the shop…you’ll begin to find you’ve got a sweet little greeting, as well as unique borders, for just about any project you have in mind.  Opportunities for creatively mixing and matching  just grow and grow with every set!!!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  Hope you have a great crafty day!

 Geri’s Paper Wishes

 

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Meet Our Guest Designer + Projects!

Hello everyone! Today, I want you to meet our guest designer for this release. She’s awesome! Most of you might know her already. And if you visited our gallery over at stamper’s corner, then you probably have seen her  pretty cards!♥ But just wait until you see more on what she made for us using the Journey stamp set.

I have her projects saved for so many weeks!:) And I can’t wait for this day to come, so that we can share this awesome news and projects. Oh my! what a talent!♥

Please welcome guest designer Ivana!

(Keep scrolling down to see her projects! Don’t forget to stop by in her blog to see more awesomeness!♥)

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Hi! My name is Ivana Camdzic Stoicescu – a mouthful, that’s for sure! I just recently married the love of my life, hence my name growing by a few syllables.

I have many creative hobbies, but I love papercrafting more than all of them combined. I have been creating layouts, cards and other paper projects for almost 10 years now. In the last few years, I launched my blog along with a design career with some wonderful companies, such as The Craft’s Meow, Scrap That!, and Webster’s Pages. I’ve taught numerous workshops and classes, both locally at our scrapbook shoppes, and on-line, via Miss Arts Papercrafting School. My style can best be described as girly, shabby chic, soft, layered, and sometimes, vintage. I love to use pastel colors, ribbons and lace to add texture, and I adore stamping! Precious Remembrance stamps are among my favorite, and I couldn’t be more excited to be guest designing! I am so thankful for this opportunity and I am so excited to share my creations with all of you!

Swoon!!!! just lovely isn’t it?♥

Designer Ivana will be sharing few more projects for us every other Wednesday {Create It Wednesday}. Oh I can’t wait!^_^

Want to see more project inspirations? Join us this coming Friday with Designer Geri for Inspire Me Friday.♥

Thanks for stopping by! Have an awesome day!

♥ Dyane

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Giveaway winner announced!

Hello Stampers! Thank you all soooooo much for your sweet comments about the newest stamp set, and the design team projects!:) We truly appreciate your time for stopping by and making our hearts super happy!♥

Here we go! 1 random winner got selected and the winner is…………………………….

Congratulations Tammy!!!!

Please contact us here to claim your prize.♥

Stay tune for more project ideas using the “Journey” stamp set.

Enjoy the day!

♥ Dyane

 

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