Design It Monday ~ {Total Happiness!}

Hello and Happy New Year! Lisa here today with my first 2018 installment of Design It Monday. Today’s card is all about the stamping!

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I drew a couple of light pencil lines on a 4″ x 3 1/2″ rustic ivory panel to help line up the fun graphic images from the Totally Stamp Set. Next came the sentiment using a combination of images. I did some selective inking on the word ‘totally’ and ‘me/you’ (Totally) then added the word ‘happiness’ from the Blossom Stamp Set. After die cutting a pair of file tabs, I added two more words from the Totally Stamp Set.

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The design was modern and fun, but still a little too plain. So, I added a trio of flowers from the Blossom Stamp Set using a light green ink. I wanted the look to be subtle but add interest. To connect the rosy pink color throughout the card, I added the splatters (Positive Thoughts) using second generation stamping.

Just a little something funky and fun to brighten your day!

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Scrapbooking Layout + Video Tutorial: Too Cool by: Missy Whidden!

Hello again, friends!  Missy here, and I have a fun abstract layout to share today.  Do you have any stamps that you don’t think you’ll ever have a use for?  For me, it’s the coffee cup stamp from the Coffee Love Stamp Set.  I don’t drink coffee, so I probably would never use it on a project.  I decided to challenge myself to use it anyway!  I went artsy and abstract with it, and I love how it turned out.  I used watercolor paints again instead of ink pads.  I began by randomly stamping the coffee cup stamp over and over using different colors.  I overlapped them and just made a colorful background.  I used another sheet and stamped the coffee cup using black archival ink.  I used the watercolors and ink sprays to add lots of shading and colors.  Once everything was dry, I used several punches and punched lots of circles.  You would never know what these stamps were in the beginning, so it really doesn’t matter what stamps you use for something like this!

Here you can see how awesome these random circles turned out.  Look at the difference in stamping with an ink pad versus watercolor.  It’s fun to get that wet and artsy look with the paint!  You really can’t mess this up, either.  It’s very easy to do.  I added more watercolors and ink sprays to the background and also machine stitched with black thread through some of the circles.

By punching out the circles, I had instant embellishments.  And each one is unique since I used several stamps.  In addition to the Coffee Love Stamp Set, I also used a few stamps from the Blossom Stamp Set.  I added some gold Color Shine, too, which is really fun.  I used some older American Crafts alpha stickers for my title and added in some sequins from SpiegelMom Scraps.

Here on the right side, I created a little circle cluster.  That “LOVE” piece is a die cut from the Love Coupon Bits & Pieces pack.  They’re perfect for using as embellishments or titles.  I added in some pink tangled thread and a few small Shimelle stickers.

I used a few more die cuts here from the Journey Bits & Pieces pack.  These are great for adding the date and adding fun sentiments to your project.  I love the typewriter font!

This was a lot of fun to create.  Those circles were really easy to make with all the stamps.  I hope this inspires you to get abstract and random with your stamps and create something unique and colorful!  Be sure to check out my process video to see how I created this page.

Thanks for stopping by, and have a great day!

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Scrapbooking Layout + Video Tutorial: Sisters Love! by Missy Whidden!

Hello again, friends!  Missy here, and I have a new layout to share using stamps from four different stamp sets.  I combined the Blossom Stamp Set, the Fall Colors Stamp Set, the Happy Art Stamp Set and the Date Stamp Set on this page.  I began with the flower stamps from the Blossom set, some black Archival Ink and a scrap sheet of white cardstock.  I created several flowers and then added color to them using some Prima Watercolor Pencils.  I fussy cut them all out and arranged them around my photo as separate embellishments.  I used a light pink cardstock for the background and played off several shades of pink throughout the page.  I used a few random patterned papers as layers behind my photo and tucked the flowers in around it.  On the background, I added a bit of white gesso first and then I used a few stamps in a random way along with some gelatos.

Check out how awesome these flowers turned out!  They’re from the Blossom Stamp Set.  Cutting them out and using them as embellishments really creates some nice dimension.  It was really easy to color them in with the colored pencils.  You could do this with any type of mixed media products and any color scheme.

Here you can see the stamping on the background.  I used a messy grid stamp from the Fall Colors Stamp set, and I just held it in my hand instead of sticking it to a stamping block.  I was going for a bit of messy texture, and this stamp worked great.  I traced a big circle behind everything and machine stitched around it.  I also added some black tangled thread behind the photo and layers.  I embellished with a few Me & My Big Ideas stickers, and my title is from the Crate Paper Cute Girl collection.

Here’s another look at the flowers.  I really love how they turned out.  There are stems with leaves in the Blossom Stamp set as well, so you could add those to the flowers and get a totally different look.

Down at the bottom I used the grid stamp again.  I also used some of the small open triangles from the Happy Art Stamp Set to create some subtle shapes on top of the big circle.  I used a pink Prima chalk ink for those.  I drew some lines and added my journaling down below everything.

I hope this inspires you to mix and match your stamps!  And don’t be afraid to use them in a different way.  It’s fun to get creative with them!  I hope you’ll check out my process video to see how I created this.

Thank you so much 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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Saturday Creations – {HB2U}

I’m back with another card using the PR Sketchy Alphabet stamp set.  I LOVE this font and think it looks great when you combine 4 letters or numbers to make a bold sentiment.  This is a birthday card for a dear friend of mine:

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For the background I stamped words from the PR Blossom Stamp Set.    The butterfly tail and tiny hearts are from the PR Sweet Pea Stamp Set.

Here is the 4 letter sentiment up close.  It was colored with a water brush pen and Prima inks.

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I couldn’t stop playing!  Here’s another sentiment to use on a future card:

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Then one last thing.  Here is a tag for a graduate gift of a cruise:

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I hope you like my designs!  THX for stopping by!

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Hello, Lovely by: Rosemary Dennis!

Hi everyone!!  Rosemary here for my second guest post using the fun Sketchy Alphabet stamp set.  This time I paired the set up with the super sweet PRS Blossom stamp set.
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The flower was stamped on some bright yellow and white patterned paper from My Mind’s Eye and then trimmed out.  I cut a piece of coordinating paper down to fit a card front and then cut that piece into two.  The sentiment was stamped on the lower half using the Sketchy Alphabet and the word lovely from the Blossom set.  I adhered the two pieces of patterned paper to my card base and then attached the flower.  Some Nuvo Glitter Drops in Blizzard White were added to the center of the flower and dropped in various spots around the flower.
 
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Design It Monday!

Hi there! Lisa here today with my final Design It Monday post featuring the Date Stamp Set. With the first day of spring right around the corner, I thought a light and airy card was in order!

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I had a scrap of water colored paper left over from another project. It was the perfect size for this die cut butterfly. I added the month of April to it’s wing using Versa Mark ink, then heat embossed it with fine detail gold embossing powder.

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My white card base was stamped repeatedly with flowers from the Blossom Stamp Set. This provided me the light and airy background I was looking for! The year was stamped and heat embossed next. My butterfly was added with foam tape to lift it from the flowers just a bit. A sprinkling of heart confetti sends a little love to the recipient.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

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Saturday Creations ~ {Wooden Gift Tag}

Hello Again and welcome back to another Saturday Creations!  Today I collaged a wooden tag with many layers to use on a birthday gift.

Here it is:

000_4873The tag is made of wood so it is a sturdy background.  I collaged paint, gesso, book paper and washi tape on the background.  The green is paint I smeared on with my finger and the black dots are actually part of a napkin!  The black around the edges is distress crayon.

I stamped the blossom from the PR Blossom Stamp set with black archival ink, clear heat embossed it,  and water colored the blossom.  It’s popped up and adds a lot of dimension to the tag.  Then I stamped the date from the PR Date Stamp Set and clear embossed it as well.  A little dyed seam binding ribbon, some lace at the bottom, and there you have it!  Secret – I loved this tag so much that I put MY birthday on it and it will be a gift to me!  LOL!

TIP:  Use water color paper because it is sturdy and can handle a lot of water and color and holds up well hanging off the side of the tag.

I hope this inspires you to purchase this new PR Date Stamp Set and create FAB projects of your own!

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{Inspire Me Friday} Daily Goodness

Hello, everyone!  It’s Judy here with my next installment of {Inspire Me Friday} featuring the new “Date” stamp set!  Are you enjoying all of the wonderful inspiration by our Design Team and awesome Guest Designers this month?  I hope so!

For my project this time around, I decided to make a quick and easy one-layer card and I paired up several PRS stamp sets.  I couldn’t help but think that the days of the week in the “Date” stamp set would go perfectly with the sentiment from the “New Day” set.  Of course, the pretty flowers from the “Blossom” set” go well with any stamps!

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The fun dots and brushstroke are also from the “New Day” set, stamped in Scattered Straw distress ink.  The days of the week were stamped in a Soft Granite ink so that the main sentiment in black ink would really stand out.  The flowers were watercolored using distress inks for a soft look.

For a final touch I added three sequins and ran my blue ink pad along the edges of the card to frame it.

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Be sure to check out our Instagram page as well as our Pinterest board for more inspiration using this fun “Date” stamp set!

Have a great day!

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Create It Wednesday ~ {Date Stamp Set}

It’s the first Create It Wednesday post for 2017 and I’m sharing a “Save the Date” card using the fab new {Date Stamp Set}. This set is perfect for everything calendar, planner, and journal related!

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I wanted the date to stand out with lots of color against the black cardstock, so I stamped and popped it up on a tag. In this new set, the days of the weeks, months, and numbers are all individual stamps so you can really customize your project. It also plays nicely in the sandbox with other PRS stamp sets; here I also used the {Blossom Stamp Set}and the {Happy Art Stamp Set}. I think it’s pretty clear that something wonderful is happening April 15th  (it’s my mom’s birthday!)

I used gouache to paint the blossoms because of the opacity it provides, especially when painting onto dark cardstock. A ribbon and some rhinestones and we’re ready to party!

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Thanks for stopping by and be sure to drop in Friday for Judy’s always creative designs!

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