Remember Layout by Nicole Martel

Hi everyone. I’m so excited to share this fun, mixed media layout I created! I totally had fun with this layout. I started the layout a few months ago. At that time, it was very plain…no paint or stamps. I decided to go back to the layout and doctor it up a bit and I’m so glad I did. I just love this sooooo much.

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I used my Silhouette Portrait to cut a large flower from white cardstock. Then I backed up the cardstock using patterned paper.  I used a few strips of patterned paper and stickers to create fun borders around the layout. I added a scribble from the Happy Art Stamp Set at the bottom of the photo to make it a bit messy. I used the following ink pads from the shop- Charming Pink, Warm Breeze, Nocturn.

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After I was done placing everything down, I covered the photo with a few pieces of scraps and splashed acrylic paint and turquoise mist all over the layout. Then I used the circles from the New Day Stamp Set to create fun bubbles all over the layout. To help the circles blend in with the layout, I used a black pen to trace the circles.

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To fill in the white space at the bottom, I used the “smile sparkle shine…” stamp. Love it!

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Thanks for visiting today! What do you think? Are you ready to try using a variety of inks on your next project?

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Memories Layout by Nicole Martel

Happy Friday stampers! For those of you who do not know, I have a 9 year old son. He’s my pride and joy and he LOVES his mommy. Often at times, I’ll come home to find random treasures left on my desk from him to me. It’s so thoughtful and I just love that I’m raising a kind, thoughtful kid. Something we need more of in this world… More KINDNESS.

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To begin, I splashed green and pink watercolor paint all over the white cardstock. Once the paint was completely dry, I added a few scribbles from the Happy Art Stamp Set.

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I used a few Bits & Pieces-Totally to embellish this layout. The touch of black and white really makes the green and pink pop.

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After carefully placing the photos down, I decided to use the today and thank you so much stamps from the Thanks Stamp Set.

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I used a few embellishments from Pinkfresh Studio to embellish the layout. Totally loving the chipboard frame and puffy sticker word! I tucked a few buttons here and there from the shop. I love buttons because they add a hominess feel to the layout.

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Thanks so much for visiting today. I hope I was able to inspire you to use your stamps more often on your next projects!

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Smile Layout by Nicole Martel

Happy Friday friends! Today, I’m sharing a layout I created using stamps from the Journey Stamp Set. I was in the mood to create a mixed media layout and these were perfect for embellishing this layout!

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To begin, I used my Silhouette Portrait to create a stencil for the background using heavy cardstock, Paige Evan’s Heart Confetti Background digital cut file and some molding paste! Super fun!

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Once the paste was completely dry, I splashed some watercolor paints all over the background. Then I stamped the “a picture makes every moment last forever” onto patterned paper and then cut it out using scissors to create my own die cut.

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I used Paige Evan’s floral digial cut file to help pull the bottom together with a few more die cuts, buttons from the shop and some more sentimental stamps at the bottom.

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I had such a fun time creating this layout using a selfie photo I took on the beach back in May. 🙂 It was our first warm weekend and I took advantage of it!

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Thanks so much for visiting today!

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LOVE Layout by Nicole Martel

Hi everybody! I’m back with a fun mixed media layout I created using lots of pretty Bits and Pieces Love Coupons from the shop and the Happy Art Stamp Set and the Sketchy Alphabet Stamp Set.  I used the scribbles stamp and Versafine-Glamorous Ink to stamp several scribbles in the background.

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Once I was satisfied with the placement of the scribbles, I matted the photo with several pieces of snippets as shown. LOVE THESE!! They are super cute. I added a few more snippets at the bottom to make it more funky. Then I used the heart stamp and triangles to add a few more shapes. I colored them in using markers and jewels. I punched the butterflies from cardstock and used a variety of paint from Bad Girls Couture’s shop to paint them. Then I added some black splatters to break up the red a bit.

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This layout is something different for me because I am so not a pink or red girl… BUT I LIKE IT on paper… 🙂

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I hope I inspired you today to use lots of snippets and stamps/shapes on your next project. It’s super fun! I hope you have a wonderful weekend.

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Planner Spread by Nicole Martel

Good morning! I’ve been documenting my plans for July. It looks like I don’t have much going on so far except for my sister’s annual 4th of July party and Edward is going to cooking camp for a week which means he will be staying with my mom… and I’ll be childless for the entire week! 🙂

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For this planner spread I used the DIY Stamp Set and the Date Stamp Set. Also, you will find a few buttons from the shop. Aren’t they beautiful? I love them. I used the heart die cut from the Totally Bits & Pieces and a few Happiness snippets.

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Love that “DO it yourself” stamp with the ink splatters! It’s beautiful isn’t it?

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I used a few stickers from the Oh So Fun Sticker Set too.  I cut it down so it would fit on the planner nicely.

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Here is a closer look at the Date Stamp Set. Loving the font! I decided to use only black ink for the stamps so the images would really stand out.

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I added a few cloud die cuts from Paige Evan’s Whimsical collection.

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I cut the “Less work, more play” from one of her patterned papers. It’s perfect!

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As I get closer to July, I’m sure I will have more stuff to add. I love how this spread has just enough stamps, stickers and embellishments, allowing just enough space for plans as well.

Thanks so much for visiting!

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Design It Monday ~ {Congratulations}

Hey there! I have a sweet congratulations card for you today. This one features images from the Everyday Stamp Set.

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I’ve created a little quilt for a baby congrats card.  After die cutting all of the patterned paper and the quilt frame, I inked up the hearts and hugs sentiment using Versa Mark ink. Next came the scallop panel. I lightly stamped one of the paint swipe images here and there, than added the gold embossed congratulations sentiment. All of this buttery yellow soft aqua cuteness was layered up with embossed polka dots, polka dot vellum and an extra sweet bow! The finishing touch was the hand dyed Seaside button.

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Project Thursday ~ A Coffee Card and A Year In Review

Hello everyone, I hope you all have a fabulous holidays week! Can you believe that a year almost gone by? New year is coming in 4 more days! And it also means that is the end of my term with Precious Remembrance Shop. It has been an amazing year and for sure I am so grateful for the opportunity to be part of this amazing team, for Dyane, and for her generosity through out the year.

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I have one more card to share with you all today. I created this card with the new Everyday Stamp Set and Coffee Love Stamp Set.

I stamped one of the artsy image from the Everyday Stamp Set with Versamark Ink Pad and heat embossed it with white embossing powder. Then, I added some red paint using Sakura Koi Water Colors on the background. The heat embossed image resist the watercolor paint.

I used smooshing technique and splatter technique to add more texture with the watercolor paint. I dried it, distress the edge of the paper, and added it on a white card with permanent adhesive.

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I stamped the cup from the Coffee Love Stamp Set with VersaFine Clair – Nocturne Ink Pad on a white cardstock and then I fussy cut it with scissors.

I stamped the sentiment on the cup with VersaFine Clair – Glamorous and I added the cup on the card with 3D foam tape.

For the other sentiments, they are from Everyday Stamp Set that I stamped with VersaFine Clair – Glamorous, trimmed it into sentiment stripes, and then I added them on the cup with 3D foam tape.

And… before you all go… Here are my Top 5 favorite cards that I created with Precious Remembrance Shop in this year of 2018:

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This card I created using Thanks Stamp SetJourney Stamp Set, and VersaFine Clair Ink Pads. You can visit this post for details.

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I created these cards using the Thanks Stamp SetFall Colors Stamp Set, and VersaFine Clair Ink Pad. You can read all about them at this post here.

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These mixed media ATC cards I created using Little Thing Stamp SetCoffee Love Stamp SetBits & Pieces : Love CouponBits & Pieces : Daily ThoughtsPaper Snippets : TODAY, Buttons, and VersaFine Clair Ink Pads. Check out the details and how I created them here.

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Stamps I use on this card are the Little Things Stamp SetOh So Fun Stamp Set, and Blossom Stamp Set that I stamped with the VersaFine Clair Ink Pads. I also used the mini paper doily on this card. I shared a tutorial here.

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And last but not least, these 3 mixed media ATC cards. I used the Sketchy Alphabets Stamp SetNew Day Stamp Set, and the Love Coupon Stamp Set. You can read all about them here.

There all I would love to share with you all… Thank you so much for stopping by today and I would love to wish you all a Happy and Amazing New Year 2019!!!

Helen Gullett

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Design It Monday ~ {Looking Back}

Merry Christmas Eve! I have the pleasure of  kicking off our Holiday Special / Year in Review Week today. Each designer will be sharing five favorite projects from the past year as well as a new project. Let’s jump right in shall we!

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Polka dots, pink school buses, pretty little buttons and rainbows…yes please!

(New Day & School Days stamp sets, Rose Quartz Buttons)

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The multi color star splatters on this one just make me happy!

(Daily ThoughtsJourney stamp sets)

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The dimensional flowers added so much interest to this card that I had to add it as a favorite.

(Blossom, Oh So Fun & Sketchy Alphabet stamp sets)

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The Fall Colors set is an absolute favorite of mine and it pairs with the Coffee Love set beautifully.

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Yes, the star splatters once again. I love how versatile they are.

(Journey, Oh ChristmasThank You stamp sets)

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Now, how about something new to finish out the year. This one is just a little something for you!

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(Coffee Love & Everyday stamp sets)

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Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

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Project Thursday ~ Artsy Birthday Bag and Tag

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Hello everyone… The “Getting Artsy Week” is continue! Helen is here today and I have an artsy, fun birthday gift bag and tag to share with you all for this Project Thursday.

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I use the Plain – White / Flat Paper Bag for the gift bag. I inserted a stamping pad that I made out of fun foam inside the bag for easy stamping. And then, I stamped it with the artsy images from the Everyday Stamp SetHappy Art Stamp Set, and New Day Stamp Set.

I stamped each image in different colors using the VersaFine Clair – CheerfulVersaFine Clair – SummertimeVersaFine Clair – Green Oasis, and VersaFine Clair – Warm Breeze.

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Next is creating the gift tag. First, I created the 2 ombre color backgrounds with monoprint technique using acrylic paints and gelli plate. I pulled the print using heavyweight cardstock.

I stamped one of the jars from the Oh So Fun Stamp Set on the green/blue ombre print with VersaFine Clair – Nocturne and then I fussy cut it with micro-tip scissors.

I stamped the sentiment from the Everyday Stamp Set on the orange/yellow print using the  VersaFine Clair – Nocturne. I cut it into sentiment banner and punch a tag hole on it.

I wrapped twine around the jar and then I added the tag and one of the Light Mint Buttons. I use one of the mini wooden clothes pin to add the tag on the gift bag.

I hope this project give you idea how to celebrate someone’s special day in artsy kindda way. Thank you so much for stopping by today. Have a wonderful day!

Helen Gullett

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Design It Monday ~ {Special Delivery!}

Hello, hello! Need a little break from your Thanksgiving and Christmas card making? How about something with a touch whimsy today. I remembered this cute paper with all of the little houses and the wheels were in motion!

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First up was the gray panel. After die cutting it I stamped the hearts image from the Everyday stamp set around the edges. I layered on the die cut house paper then added this to the aqua card base.

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The focal element for my card was created with a cluster of images. The envelope (stamped with hearts from the Everyday stamp set) and Happy Mail circle are both from the Happy Mail stamp set. The sentiments added to the picket fence are also from the Everyday and Happy Mail sets. And finally, to kick the sweetness factor up a notch, I added a trio of Rose Quartz buttons.

Thanks for spending a bit of your day with us!

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