Design It Monday ~ {No tricks, just treats}!

Hey there! It’s Lisa here today sharing a fun idea for a quick and simple Halloween goodie bag. Why buy pre-made bags when you can jazz up one of our Plain-White or Plain-Kraft Flat Paper Bags from the shop.

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First up, I added a strip of Washi Tape to the bag. Next came the stamped star splatters from the Journey Stamp Set. Using a circle die cut border, I stamped three images from the Beware Stamp Set set using a smokey gray ink.  I stamped and punched out two orange Jack-o-lanterns then added them to the strip with foam tape. The strip of circles begins and ends with a star from the Totally Stamp Set. No circle border die, no problem. Just use punches or die cut circles for the same look.

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I finished things off with two Trick or Treats sentiments (Beware Stamp Set) and some glossy bat stickers from my stash.

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Add those treats and you’re good to go!

Lisa

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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. ūüôā 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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Enjoy the Journey Layout by Nicole Martel

Good morning stampers! Who’s ready for summer?! We have had some weird weather this year in Maryland… I am looking forward to warmer, sunny days on the beach. But until then, let me share with you, this fun, summer layout I created using the¬†DIY Stamp Set¬†and the¬†Journey Stamp Set.

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I used the arrow’s from the¬†DIY Stamp Set¬†to create a fun border vertically down the left-side of the layout.

Then I clustered some stickers, die cuts and chipboard pieces to frame the photos.

I used the tiny arrow stamp from the Journey Stamp Set to create another border below the collage of photos.

Then I used a few sentimental stamps from the Journey Stamp Set to stamp within the clouds, using a few foam squares to add dimension.

What are you looking forward to doing this summer?

Thanks for stopping by today!

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Fabulous Layout by Nicole Martel

Happy¬†Wednesday stampers! I’m back with another fun layout I created using the DIY Stamp Set, Happy Art Stamp Set and the Journey Stamp Set. I don’t always plan to use different stamp sets on my layouts, but the truth is, when I’m creating, I don’t have a real plan on the design. I just pull out papers, embellishments and start creating. And while I’m creating, I realize what I need so I look through my stamps to see what I can use to fill in the white space on my layout.

For this layout, I used Pinkfresh Studio’s Joyful Days collection to embellish this layout. To begin, I stamped the scribble circle from the HAPPY ART STAMP SET onto white cardstock in two spots. I had a general idea as to where I wanted to place the photo so I was careful where I stamped because I wanted the scribbles to peak out behind the photo.

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I used the tiny paint splatter stamp from the DIY STAMP SET at the bottom just below the enamel dots.

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Preciouse Remembrance Shop has buttons and Bits and Pieces to help embellish any project. I used them on here.

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What do you think? Are you ready to add to your stamp collection? I am slowly building up my stamp collection and inks!

Thanks for visiting today!

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Go Layout by Nicole Martel

Happy stamping everyone! I have another fun layout to share with you today using the Sketchy Alphabet and Journey Stamp Set. Initially, I only intended on using the filmstrip¬† stamp and the “enjoy the journey”, however, my projects always turn out completely different from what I have planned. But in a good way. ūüôā My sister Katie moved to Colorado back in November and I am really missing her… So until I see her in a few weeks, I will have to settle with making pretty layouts for her.

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I mounted the camera sticker that’s available in the shop at the bottom of the layout using a foam square. Love how these camera stickers are white because they can be colored using markers to make them work for just about any project.

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I stamped the background using blue, green and pink ink along with the filmstrip stamp. Then I decided at the last minute… to add “go” to all the boxes using the Sketchy Alphabet Stamps. I colored them in using a blue marker.

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I cut the “heart this” banner from the Today¬†paper snippets and adhered it to the top of the photo. Then I stamped the “Enjoy the journey” sentiment below it using black ink.

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To embellish the layout, I added a few embellishments from Pinkfresh Studio and Maya Road. Love the kraft butterflies!

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I used molding pink paint to paint part of the layout pink then created the flowers using a stencil and molding paste.

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Here’s a process video for this layout!

Thanks so much for visiting today!

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I Love It Layout by Nicole Martel

Hi friends! Nicole here with a colorful layout I created using the Happy Art Stamp Set and Journey Stamp Set. I love how FaceBook shows my favorite memories over the years. This photo popped up in my feed from almost 8 years ago and it’s still a favorite of mine! Edward has always been a HAPPY boy even as a baby. And he absolutely loves the beach! I get my best photos when he’s at the beach. ūüôā

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To begin, I used the stars stamp from the Journey Stamp Set to create a fun background for my layout.

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Once I was happy with the background, I used used the scribbles stamp from the Happy Art Stamp Set to add a few scribbles. I love this stamp set! It’s my favorite.

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Since I did not have lime green cardstock, I used lime green ink to stamp around the edges of a 3 1/2″x 31/2″ piece of cardstock. It totally worked!

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I stamped the film strip image from the Journey Stamp Set onto white cardstock and then cut it out with a pair of scissors to create a fun, side border.

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To complete the layout, I added some snippets here and there along with a few other embellishments I found in my stash!

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Here is a video so you can see how I created this layout from start to finish. Super simple, but fun!

Thanks for visiting today!

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Happy Days Layout by Nicole Martel

Happy Friday stampers! I hope you had a great week! My week was pretty busy with work, but I manage to scrapbook a layout for fun. One night a week, I like to create something. It helps me handle my stress. I created this layout for Pinkfresh Studio’s May challenge. And because I love how pretty the stamps look, I thought I’d take a minute to share it with you!

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I used two different stamps sets to create this colorful layout. I used the “a picture makes every moment last forever” sentiment inside the frame that’s part of the Journey Stamp Set and the stars are from the Daily Thoughts Stamp Set. I colored a piece of white cardstock using some pink, yellow and orange watercolor paints. Once everything was mounted down on the layout, I splashed some red and white mist all over the layout.

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I used the Nocturne and Glamorous VersaFine Clair ink on this layout. Both are available in the Precious Remembrance Shop! Love how crisp these inks are! I accidentally smeared the sentiment at the bottom. To fix it so it wouldn’t be so noticeable, I used a black pen to touch it up.

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Love how happy this layout looks with the bright, pretty colors…and the dogs are simply adorable. They are my Mother-In-Law’s dogs. ūüôā

Thanks for visiting today. I hope you have a fun weekend~

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Totally Layout by Nicole Martel

Good morning! Hope you’re having a wonderful weekend! I’m here to brighten your week…literally…with this fun, bright, and colorful layout! I’ve been¬†waiting to use a lot of the stamps from the “Totally Stamp Set” for sometime now. you're totally cool kid_april 2019 001

I created this layout one morning and I just started stamping the images in different colors onto white cardstock. Then, I splashed some lime green mist on top of the stamped images. I used a few different color markers to fill in the triangles and the stars.

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I used the “9” from the Sketchy Alphabet stamp to stamp Edward’s age in the circle. I wanted to fill in as much of the white space that I possibly could with a variety of stamps to help tell my story. I used the “smile.smile” stamp from the Journey Stamp Set as well. What can I say, I love mixing different stamp sets together to create a fun layout!

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Thanks for stopping by today!

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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 РNocturne Ink Pad on a white cardstock and then I fussy cut it with scissors.

I stamped the sentiment on the cup with VersaFine Clair РGlamorous 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 РGlamorous, 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 Set, Journey 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 Set, Fall 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 Set, Coffee Love Stamp Set, Bits & Pieces : Love Coupon, Bits & Pieces : Daily Thoughts, Paper 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 Set, Oh 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 Set, New 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!!!

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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 Thoughts & Journey 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 Christmas & Thank 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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