Design It Monday ~ {You’ve Got Mail}!

Hey there stampers! I have an autumn card to share with you featuring the newest Happy Mail stamp set. I wanted to create a fun background for this one. Hope you like it!

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I’ve stamped the You’ve Got Mail sentiment repeatedly using a soft gray ink on a cream background. Next I filled in with the set of arrows. It looked just a bit too plain, so I added the dots from the Fall Colors stamp set.

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This panel was added to a cream card base then topped with some die cut patterned paper from my stash. My focal was created with two stamped and fussy cut leaves from the Fall Colors set and the postage stamp image from the Happy Mail set.

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I trimmed along the edges of the stamped image then used a tiny hole punch to give it the look of a real stamp! Don’t you just love the way this looks!

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Scrapbooking Layout + Video Tutorial: This Way & That Way by Missy Whidden!

Hello again, friends!  Missy here, and I have a fun layout to share using stamps from four different stamp sets.  I used the new Happy Mail Stamp Set along with the Fall Colors, Journey and This Moment Stamp Sets.  The majority of the Happy Mail Stamps are perfect for cards or decorating gifts, so I decided to use the small arrow to create a fun background.  My photos are of my daughters doing one of their favorite things…running around outside.  They always run away from each other usually, so I created to big circles with the arrows to show movement.  I used lots of blue and green Distress Inks to do this as well as some Shimmerz Paints, and then I used the same inks to create the watercolor splashes.  My favorite part of this layout was using the beautiful leaves from the Fall Colors Stamp Set.  I heat embossed them with gold powder and then used the inks to color in the white areas.  There’s just something about glittery leaves!

 I used smooth cardstock as my background for this, and here you can see how pretty the stamping turned out.  I stamped each arrow a few times to get lighter shades of each color.  I love that some of them look a little distressed.  A perfectly stamped image isn’t that important to me, especially if I’m creating a background.  Look at this beautiful leaf!  I love how they turned out.  I went with gold because it’s just so pretty mixed with these blues and greens.  I also did a bit of machine stitching with metallic gold thread for some extra shine and texture.

Here are more leaves that I tucked in between my photos.  I stamped them on some scrap white smooth cardstock and then fussy cut them out.  This is a great way to create your own embellishments!  I printed my photos in different sizes, and I don’t do that often.  It was fun to play with multiple photos like this.

Here’s another look at those awesome arrows from the Happy Mail Stamp Set.  I wanted my title to reflect the motion of the photos, so I pulled out some old white fabric Thickers and staggered them.  I used an ampersand from a set of gold Thickers and then machine stitched through the words.  I also added a lot of splatters using the Distress Inks, some gold Heidi Swapp Color Shine and some Shimmerz Paints.

 I tucked in a few more leaves here under my bottom photo along with some tangled thread.  I did add some adhesive foam under all my photos for dimension.  I did use a few sentiment and phrase stamps from the Journey and This Moment Stamp sets under two of the photos and under my journaling.  I finished everything off with some blue and green sequins from Spiegel Mom Scraps.

 This was so much fun to make!  I hope you got some inspiration on how to use stamps on your layouts.  I have a process video here if you’d like to see how I created this.

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

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All of the Above! by: Amy Tsuruta

Today I decided to share a treat bag! I’m a big fan of using kraft bags to pop in gift cards!

This features the new Happy Mail set.

I decided to add a leaf from the Fall Colors stamp set. It’s been inked up with Autumn Ombre ink. I added various wood veneer from my stash.

Thanks so much for stoppin’ by today!!!!

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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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Saturday Creations ~ {Happy Birthday Card PR Style!}

Hello Everyone!  Today I am sharing birthday invitations I made for my husband’s 60th birthday party!  Not only did I use the new PR Date Stamp Set but I combined it with two other Precious Remembrance Stamp Sets.  Let me show you how it turned out:

000_4905I had to write the name Kim (and I wish I had a stamp for that!)

To get 60th, I stamped the 6 and 0 and then for the TH, I stamped the TH from the word THURSDAY, all from the PR Date Stamp Set!  Cool, HUH?!

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The Happy birthday stamp is from the PR Oh So Fun stamp set.

The grid background is from the PR Fall Colors stamp set.  The word celebrate is also from the PR Oh So Fun stamp set.

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000_4898I had to make 18 of them and played around a little with the glitter for the shaker balloons and the watercolors but once I decided what I liked, I made them assembly style.

I hope you like my party invitations!  I wanted to show that this new PR Date Stamp Set can be used for more than just journaling!  It’s FUN to create personalized cards and tags, too!

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Saturday Creations ~ {let it snow}

What does a Florida girl like me know about snow?  What I DO know is that the FABULOUS new Precious Remembrance stamp set Oh Christmas inspired me to create this snowy tag and card for some lucky friend at Christmas!

First up is my tag:

000_4825First I stamped the words let it snow three times on the tag with Versamark and white embossing powder.  I wanted to make a resist so when I added the four colors of distress ink, the words would still stand out.  I also added some paper squares in three sizes from large at the top of the tag to small at the bottom.  They were left over pieces from a die cut that I knew I would find a use for.  They add dimension and unexpected texture to my tag.   I also added glitter just to the squares.

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Then I spritzed the ink with water to make the streaky, drippy, pretty background.  The white dots of snow all over the tag are made from combining the dots from the Precious Remembrance Fall Colors Stamp Set on one stamping block, stamping with Versamark and embossing with white embossing powder.  To create the “snow” around the edge of my tag, I pressed the edges in Versamark and coated them in white embossing powder which I heat set.

And I just couldn’t stop there, I made a quick card with the same thought process:

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I hope you like my snow inspired tag and card!  Thanks for stopping by!

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Saturday Creations – {celebrate}

I had so much FUN creating with our PR Totally Stamp Set that I asked if I could make one more so here it is:

000_4771The background is three different colors of distress ink spritzed with water.  This is one of my FAV color combinations!

To make this card I used FOUR different Precious Remembrance stamp sets.  Can you guess which ones?

000_4773PR Totally Stamp Set for the brush stroke framing the panel (I only used half of the stamp to make the brush stroke thinner and heat embossed it in white), the PR Blossom Stamp Set for my FAV flower (I stamped in black and clear embossed, colored with distress inks, spritzed with water, and fussy cut the flower and stem out.  I ran a black marker around the cut edges of the flower so you wouldn’t see the white water color paper),  the PR Fall Colors Stamp Set for that FAB grid stamp (it always looks good to ground your flower so it doesn’t look like it’s floating in air), and the PR Oh So Fun Stamp Set for the word “celebrate.”

Seriously – how can you go wrong combining the Precious Remembrance stamp sets?!!!  Step outside the box and just create!

Hope you like it!

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{Inspire Me Friday} Totally Thankful for You

Hello, friends, and happy Friday!  It’s Judy here with my next installment of {Inspire Me Friday} using the fun new “Totally” set.  Have you gotten your hands on this fun arty set yet?  It goes so well with so many other PRS stamp sets…and is very versatile on it’s own, too!

Today I decided to make a one-layer card using the geometric line of shapes to form a frame around my card.

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Using dye inks from Simon Says Stamp, I stamped the frame in Khaki and the main sentiment using Coral Reef.  The smaller sentiment is from the “Fall Colors” set and is stamped using Mint Candy.  I used the coral and mint inks to watercolor the triangles of the frame and then splattered some droplets on the card base for extra interest.  Finally, I added some adorable sequins from our own design team member Lisa’s “Sweet Pea” sequin mix and a twine bow to finish it off.

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I can’t wait to see your creations with this fun set…I am always adding pictures to my Precious Remembrance Shop Pinterest board for one-stop inspiration…be sure to check out the Precious Remembrance Shop Pinterest Board for lots of inspiring projects, too!

Have a great day and thanks for visiting!

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{Inspire Me Friday} Yay! Happy Stamping!

Happy Friday, everyone!  Judy here with my next installment of {Inspire Me Friday} using the new release set, Happy Art.  It is a very happy set, don’t you think?  I have really enjoyed all the cards the Design Team and Guest Designers have shared so far this month — so very inspiring!

As hard as I try to be carefree with a stamp set like this, I still wind up making very linear layouts!  (Yes, I’m apparently an old dog having trouble learning some new tricks!)  However, I think it is great that even an artsy set such as Happy Art can be used in a variety of ways.

I stamped a line of splatters in various distress inks down the right side of the card.  Next, I stamped the grid design from the Fall Colors set in Wet Cement ink.  I stamped the bold “yay!” in black ink, then added “Happy Stamping” beneath it.  The triangles and heart were the final touches before I spritzed the entire card front with Perfect Pearls Mist.

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So, this one-layer card uses some fun, graphic images in an orderly way!  (Who knew!)  I look forward to seeing what you will do with this fun set…be sure to share your cards with us on Facebook and/or Instagram so we can see what you are up to!

Happy Friday…I hope you enjoyed my card!

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{create it wednesday} eeek!!

Happy Wednesday PRS fans!!!   I popping in today with a spooky little card that combines two older Precious Remembrance Shop sets (Fall Colors and Beware) with the newly released School Days set.   I love paper piecing the school bus and this time I turned it into a spooky one.

I stamped the bus on some patterned paper from the My Mind’s Eye Happy Hauntings 6×6 pad and then trimmed out the entire bus, as well as the windows on the bus.  The little zombie doll image, as well as the spider web image from Beware was stamped on some additional paper, trimmed out and then adhered in the open windows.   For my little scene I created “trees” using one of leaves from the Fall Colors set.  I inked up the leaf using grey ink, wiped some of the ink off and then stamped.   The “moon” was created using the “October 31st” image from Beware and stamped in yellow.   The “eeeks” were added by inking up another image from Beware, wiping off the parts that weren’t needed and then stamping.   I added a hazy/foggy look by inking up the cardstock with some Ranger Pumice Stone Distress ink and Memento London Fog ink.   Finished off the card by adhering my spooky bus with foam dimensionals.

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