Fragile Layout by Nicole Martel

Good morning stampers. Nicole here with a fun mixed media layout I created using the Happy Mail Stamp Set and New Day Stamp Set. For this layout, I decided to use bright, happy colors to make the photos pop a little bit. Because these photos were taken in a dark room, the photos were a bit grainy, but I still wanted to use them to share this special memory!¬†Back in February, my sister took Edward to a local pottery place for his birthday. Rather than buy him something he didn’t need, she wanted to do something special with him and they had a blast!


To begin, I sprayed the background using a lime green and blue spray inks. Then, I used a lime green and bright blue ink to decorate the background using the splattered circles.


These little splatters are fun. Initially, I was only going to use a few, but then I decided to add a variety, diagonally across the layout.


The little sentiment box is the cutest! I just love it. ūüôā


I used a few stickers, tags and other embellishments to decorate the layout. I really like the pink with the lime blue and green. It adds the perfect touch!






Thanks so much for visiting today!


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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.


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.


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




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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Design It Monday

Hi there! Lisa here today with a bright and happy project to start your week. I’ve used the Daily Thoughts and New Day stamp sets on one of the white bags from the shop for today’s project.

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This came together in a snap. First up was the stamping of the three red paint swipes followed with the yellow. Then I inked up the small and medium dotted circles followed with the tiny star clusters.

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I chose black ink for the sentiment to be sure it stood out. The die cut bird was created with the large circle splatter (New Day stamp set).

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To be sure the tails of the bow held there positions, I added ultra thin pieces of Scor -Tape here and there. The center of the bow was added to the bag with a glue dot.

Isn’t this fun! I’ll be tucking in a watercolor paint set to send my granddaughter some happy mail.


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Design It Monday ~ {Tom Sawyer-ish!}

Hello and welcome! I have another bright and happy CAS card to share with you today. Once again I’m featuring the New Day stamp set using primary colors. Take a look…

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The idea popped into my head out of nowhere to use the paint swipe image on a picket fence die cut. I put the fence in my Misti and stamped with red ink. Making marks on the grid paper for positioning, I then added the horizontal section of the fence to the Misti to add the red ink to it. I followed these same steps with the yellow and blue inks. The horizontal sections were added to the fence with foam tape.

After stamping the sentiment, I thought the card need something else. I found a tiny solid bird image in my stash and kissed it with the dotted circle from the set. By that I mean that I inked the solid image, pressed it onto the circle image then onto paper. I trimmed the tiny bird out and popped it onto the card with foam adhesive over a sold stamped bird. It sounds complicated, but it’s easy!

Maybe if Tom Sayer has used bright happy colors, instead of boring whitewash, he wouldn’t have tried to convince his friends to paint that long fence!


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Love this View Layout by Nicole Martel

IMG_20190714_153200Good morning! Hope you had a fabulous week. Nicole here with a fun mixed media layout I created using some Colorations Color Sprays by Art Anthology and lots of  stamps from Precious Remembrance Stamp Shop. To begin, I sprayed the Colorations Spray onto white cardstock using Salmon, Peacock Feathers and Sky spray. Once the spray ink was completely dry, I used my Big Shot Die Cutting Machine to punch out a variety of stars in different sizes to decorate the layout.


Once I was satisfied with the placement of the stars, I glued them down. Then I placed the photo down on the page and tucked a few die cuts and puffy stickers here and there. I used foam squares to pop up one of the enamel dots within the star to add dimension. I used the New Day Stamp, Sweet Pea and Little Things stamp sets on this layout.



I used foam squares to pop the “yay” die cut off the page.


I used a ruler and pen to add my journaling at the bottom. Then I stamped a few additional sentiments/hearts. I love the tiny hearts!



I really love how colorful this layout is. It’s so bright and cheery, perfect for summer!

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Design It Monday

Primary colors and summer go hand in hand to me, how about you? I’ve paired them up with a couple of fun funky images from the New Day stamp set.

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When I work with bright colors, I tend to do them on a smaller scale. To make these extra bright, I used my Misti and stamped multiple times. Next I die cut the top right corner for added interest. A second layer of red was added to that border for more pizzazz. Can you tell red is my favorite of the Primary colors ~ hee! I trimmed this panel down then popped it onto a tent fold card base measuring 3 3/4″ x 4 1/4″ (give or take!)

I hope you didn’t need your sunglasses for this one!


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Inspire Me Friday – {Something New & A Year in Review}

Hello everyone!  I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas!  Rosemary here with my final Inspire Me Friday post for the year.   This post is a little bittersweet as this is also my final post as a member of the Precious Remembrance Design team.  I want to thank Dyane to asking me to rejoin the team this year.  It has been a lot of fun designing with Precious Remembrance Shop stamps over the last year, but sadly I must say goodbye.  My final project is one combining the Everyday stamp set with the Coffee Love stamp set.

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For this card I decided to use a piece of embossed rose gold paper from a pad I recently picked.  The papers are from DCWV and the pad has glitter papers in it, these embossed ones, metallic and several others.  I just fell in love with the embossed paper and had to use it.  I simply cut two pieces and adhered them to a panel of white cardstock that I had die cut with a rectangle die.  To make my coffee cup I first stamped some white cardstock with the swipes background image from Everyday using Memento Desert Sand ink.   I then stamped the coffee cup from Coffee Love over the stamping with VersaMark watermark ink and embossed it using copper embossing powder.  Did that again for the center band of the cup as well as the lid.   I trimmed out all the pieces and before adhered them I stamped the heart circle image from Coffee Love on the band with the Desert Sand ink and then stamped the sentiment from Everyday in VersaFine CLAIR  Nocturne over the top.   The band and the lid were adhered with foam tape and then the cup was attached to the card front.   A clean and simple, but somewhat elegant birthday card!

Now that I have shared my final project with you I would like to share my favorite projects from the last year.   First up is a card I made using the Daily Thoughts stamp set along with items from the Daily Thoughts Bits & Pieces pack.prs card

This next project uses several different PRS stamp sets.  The fun Sketchy Alphabet, Positive Thoughts and Blossom.  Love the clean and simple design!

Another favorite project from this past year is this card.  This card uses images from DIY and Little Things.

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Do you see a pattern forming?  Most of my favorites center around stamping!  This next project is full of stamping with another favorite PRS set, Fall Colors.

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My last project is probably my most favorite and I think showcases perfectly just how much fun you can have with PRS stamp sets!  This card was made with the Beware stamp set, New Day stamp set and one of my go to PRS stamp sets:  Positive Thoughts.

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I hope I inspired you to pull out your Precious Remembrance Shop stamp sets and start mixing and matching to see what you can create!  Have a very happy new year!

Hey There…rosigrl!


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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.


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.


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:


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


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.


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.


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.


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!!!

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!


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

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


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

(Daily Thoughts & Journey stamp sets)


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)


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


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

(Journey, Oh Christmas & Thank You stamp sets)


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


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.


I use the Plain РWhite / 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 Set, Happy Art Stamp Set, and New Day Stamp Set.

I stamped each image in different colors using the VersaFine Clair РCheerful, VersaFine Clair РSummertime, VersaFine Clair РGreen Oasis, and VersaFine Clair РWarm Breeze.


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 РNocturne 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 РNocturne. 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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