Stamped Backgrounds // Guest Designer Erica Thompson

Hey everyone I am back with another guest designer post using some fabulous Precious Remembrance Stamps! Today I will be using the Happy Art, Positive Thoughts and New Day Stamp Sets! I had so much fun with these stamps and created 3 fun cards to share with you today!
The first stamp set is the Happy Art stamp set

I started by spraying some of my Shimmerz paint onto my non stick mat and using my favorite stamp in the Happy Art stamp set and stamped it out on a white piece of cardstock that I will be using for my card front. Once I stamped it out in two different colors I added some splatters some black threads and then a few layers of pattern paper!

So fun and super quick to create some great cards!

I used this sticker from Bella Blvd. as my sentiment! Here is a look at the final card!
My next card I used the New Day stamp set and used the three circles to create a background! I used Versafine Black ink to stamp the images!


Next I added some black threads and then some fun pattern papers in my favorite colors!

I love these papers from Bella Blvd. Addison collection! The colors are so fun and look awesome with the black polka dot stamped background! Here is a look at the final card!

The last card uses the Positive Thoughts stamp set! I used the solid heart to create a pattern on the lower part of the card front!


I used more paper from the Addison collection from Bella Blvd and a piece of ephemera from the die cut pack!

I stamped out the word Hello from the Positive Thoughts stamp set on the ephemera piece and I think it looks adorable!

Here is a look at the final card!


Here are all three cards using the Precious Remembrance Stamps! I have had so much fun being guest designer! I hope have enjoyed my projects this month! Remember to stop by the Precious Remembrance shop to pick up these fabulous stamps and also their Facebook page! Have a great day!

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Create It Wednesday ~ Desktop Calendar

I’m wrapping up my Create It Wednesday posts using the new {Date Stamp Set} with some mixed media crafty goodness! I wanted to create a desktop monthly calendar for my craft room using this awesome newly released set. Here’s the finished product.
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I started by using some spray inks…lots of spray ink lol…and a mix of several graphic stamps from other PRS sets {Happy Art and Positive Thoughts}. I stamped them in archival ink and colored them in with some heavy body acrylic paint in similar colors.

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(Yes, I did have an art oopsie and had to recreate the background…more time to play right??) Next I marked the calendar grid on some acetate and stamped the days and dates with StazOn ink (made to use on non-porous materials). To mute the background, so the numbers would pop out, I cut a piece of vellum and ran it through my sticker machine and adhered it to the card. I repeated the sticker making with the acetate calendar I made…you don’t even see the adhesive!

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I adhered a strip of plain white cardstock behind the days of the week then stuck it all on the “vellumed” background. I added a flag with the month and year and mounted my finished calendar with some removable adhesive to a media board for sturdiness.

I can’t wait to make one for every month of the year!! I hope you’ll give this a try. Thanks of joining me while I shared some ideas for using the new PRS {Date Stamp Set}.

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DIY Valentine’s Day Decoration / Banner + Video!

Welcome stampers! It’s great to be back again sharing another project idea for you – Valentine’s Day edition!:) You can pretty much make these banners in any theme, but since Valentines is just around the corner, it’s a perfect time to get inspired & create!:)

These are mini banners, I have quite a lot of scrap paper from my 6×6 paper pads, each banner measures approximately 2 “x 3”- cute!

(STAMP SETS: Love Coupon , Happy Art , Sweet Pea , This Moment , Thanks, School Days)

Now if you have some scraps – simply create some of these. I created a fish tail on each banner to add a little something since I didn’t add any embellishments except stamps.

I used 3 colors of inks – red, pink, & black. That will give us not only a Valentine inspired colors but it makes our banner look coordinated.

Most of the stamps that I used are not Valentine theme stamp set – always think outside the box –   versatile stamps is so much fun to work with, it goes a long way as far as creating different projects.

Lastly , I punched some holes to add my string. Now, you can easily add it to your Valentines decor, or how about to your Valentines gift bag? That’s pretty much what I would do!:)

So glad you stop by today!

Thanks again for joining & happy stamping!:)

Dyane

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Create It Wednesday ~ {Happy Art and Oh Christmas} Thanks

Let’s wrap up this year with an expression of gratitude! Today, I’m using lots of stamp surgery (if you’ve seen my posts, you know I’m a fan) to create a subway art Christmas Thank You card. happy-stamping-oh-christmasfull

I’m always excited to give and receive thoughtful gifts, so what a way to say thanks with this card. When creating this look, I arrange my base set of stamps on a large stamp press/block, rotating them different directions, until I get a design I like. I ink up all the stamps at once and press really well into the center of my paper. Sidebar- I have to say that these stamps ink up and stamp fabulously every time! Then I go back and fill in the blank area, working from the center outward. All you do is change the orientation of the stamp from the previous time you used it.

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I wanted to include traditional Christmas colors of red, green, and gold and the main sentiment from the {Happy Art Stamp Set} was just the right opportunity by using some embossing powder. The rest of the stamping was done with Pumice Stone Distress Ink. I added some shadows in those big, amazing, open sentiments from {Oh Christmas} and around the embossing using a W3 Copic marker (it’s a perfect match for the ink!). I added a strip of gold glitter tape and called it a night.

Thanks for joining me and I hope this gives you a way to mix your holiday and everyday stamps sets! Have a very Merry Christmas and see ya in the New Year!

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{Inspire Me Friday} You’re Sweet…That’s All!

Hello, everyone!  It’s Judy here, back with my next installment of {Inspire Me Friday} highlighting the fun “Totally” stamp set!

For my card, I combined the graphic images from the “Totally” set with some accents from two others sets, including “Happy Art” and “Sweet Pea.”

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I took some of the guess work out of deciding what colors to combine by using a set of coordinating ink cubes by Hero Arts called “Summer Splash.”  The ink colors in the set include all of the inks you see on my card: Tide Pool, Butter Bar, Orange Soda, and Soft Granite.

I started out with a white stitched die cut rectangle, and I stamped the paint stripes, ink splatters (from “Happy Art”), and stars.  Next I added the main sentiment in Soft Granite ink.  I filled in the blank with the word “sweet” from the adorable “Sweet Pea” set and used the swirly underline from the same set to highlight the word “really.”  Some of Lisa’s “Sweet Pea Sequins” finished off the card.

I mounted the white rectangle onto gray card stock before adhering to my tide pool card base.  I am happy with the general sentiment on the card front…this way I can add a more specific sentiment on the inside of the card when I need it.  This could easily be a birthday card, a thank you note, or even a thinking of you card.

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I do hope you have enjoyed my card…now it’s your turn to get your Precious Remembrance Shop stamps out and play!  Have fun!

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Saturday Creations ~ {totally Smitten}

How about a mixed media piece using our new Precious Remembrance Totally Stamp Set?

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I liked stamping the brush strokes to kinda “frame” the canvas that I inserted into the wooden frame that was painted turquoise.  I even stamped the geometric patterns on the wooden frame and added some molding paste through a stencil!  And then came the dark blue splats!  How FUN is that???!!!

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I LOVE combining Precious Remembrance stamp sets and for this creation I used stamps from three different PR stamp sets – PR Totally Stamp Set using three of the stamps, the PR Happy Art Stamp Set for the hearts, and the Sweet Pea Stamp Set (designed by Lisa Elton) for the word Smitten.

This was so much FUN and totally different than the idea I started out with!  Sometimes you just have to go with the creative flow!

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Here’s the new FAB Totally Stamp Set!

I hope you like my Mixed Media piece!

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Happiness Found! + Video tutorial!

Welcome stampers!:) I’m back with another video tutorial for you, it feels like forever since my last tutorial. To make this card, I used the Happy Art  & Coffee Love stamps sets.

We are also joining the Summer Coffee Lover’s Bloghop as one of their super sponsor!:) Make sure to hop along and win some amazing prizes. Please visit their blog for more details.

If you’re new to us, welcome everyone!:) I hope you’ll enjoy our stamps and projects, please browse around and see some project inspiration using our stamps, you may check us out on these following links: Pinterest , Facebook , Instagram , Youtube, Bloglovin.

Here’s my project + video tutorial! Enjoy!


Thank you so much for stoppin’ by!:)

Happy Stamping!

Dyane

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Different shades of….. / Look at the bright side!

Hi stampers! Yay! I can’t believe it’s almost summer time.  How was your half of the year so far?:) Oh time flies ~ June is here!

Today’s project is simply fresh. When I see color green, for me it is refreshing, so natural- just like nature. It’s not my most favorite color, but I always adore it!

Here I played with different shades of green inks, stamped my feather image from our DIY stamp set, sentiment from New Day stamp set, and bright triangles from Happy Art stamp set.

I also splattered some green and pink watercolors to make it more playful! I love it!♥ 

Let me know what you think with this card!:)

Just a quick reminder: Orders between June 9 – 20, 2016 will be shipped on June 21, 2016. Thank you for your understanding!:)

Thanks for joining me today!

Happy stamping!:)

Dyane

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Special Day : Oh So Colorful! + Stamp Sale!

Welcome back stampers!:) It’s almost the end of May, can you believe that? Yay!:) I hope you’re enjoying the weather and some spring projects around the house. I had fun planting and oh how I love my new flowers!:)

Today’s project is so colorful and fun! My inspiration is making an artsy flowers using the big splatter , and scribbles from the Happy Art stamp set. With the circle centerpieces from the New Day stamp set. I heat embossed the scribbles and centerpieces in white embossing powder, not only it will make the color pop, but the texture is fantastic.

I stamped some fun elements around using the same stamp sets. Added my sentiment from our Happiness:Paper Snippets, and behind that, I tucked in some threads for more texture. Don’t forget to color in between the stamped flowers using watercolors if you like, just lovin’ the pop of yellow and pink everywhere!:)

Don’t forget to check the shop for some sale going on!:)

Have a fun weekend!

Thanks for joining me today!

Dyane 

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Yay! Happy Stamping!:) + New Retailer!

Hi stampers! How are you guys doing?:) I hope you’re having an awesome week so far. I’m back to quickly share another project using the Happy Art  & Love Coupon stamp sets.

Look! I had so much fun playing with my watercolors, inks, and stamps!:)

These sets are so much fun to play with. I hope you’re enjoying it as much as we do!:)

I also want to let you know that we have a new retailer that is carrying some of our stamps, they have more awesome supplies to check out. I hope you can visit them!:)

https://drivebycrafts.com/

Thanks for joining me today!:)

Happy stamping!

Dyane

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