Scrapbooking Layout + Video Tutorial: Weekend by: Missy Whidden!

Hello again, friends!  Missy here, and I have a new layout to share today combining two stamp sets and some of the new stickers and die cuts available in the shop.  I always look through my stamps and see what inspires me at the moment.  For this page, I began with my photos.  They’re of my girls about to ride our 4-wheeler, so I wanted to create a messy and somewhat muddy layout to showcase them.  I knew the scribble stamp from the Happy Art Stamp Set would be perfect, so I chose that to use on my background.  I also used a sentiment from the New Day Stamp Set.  I incorporated some of the new Coffee Love Stickers and Journey Bits & Pieces on the page as well.  The pink in those helped me with my color scheme.  I didn’t use any patterned paper on this layout, and it was a lot of fun to just use stamps and embellishments along with watercolors and sprays.

I absolutely adore this scribble stamp.  It’s perfect for so many things, and it symbolizes mess and dirty for this page.  I used a thick smooth cardstock without any gesso.  I used some brown distress inks as well as some Heidi Swapp Gold Color Shine and some Shimmerz.  I thought adding some pink would add a feminine touch to the brown splotches.  My title is one of the stickers, and I simply adhered it to some cardstock and then cut it out so I could move it around.  I glued it to my photo and then machine stitched through it with gold thread.  A lot of the gold embellishments around the page are from my Crate Paper stash.

Here are a few of the fun stickers.  These are perfect for planners, but I like the challenge of making them work on a layout.  I used them as layers and smaller subtitles.  Here is where I used the New Day Stamp Set.  This quote was just right for these photos.

I really love how the pinks and browns look together.  I don’t normally go for browns, but the pictures suited it.  I used one of the camera die cuts here available in the Journey Bits & Pieces.  There are three different sizes of these cameras!  Again, the other embellishments are from various Crate Paper collections.

Here’s a closer look at the camera and the background stamping.  Stamping doesn’t always have to be front and center;  you can use them for subtle elements, too.  I did more machine stitching here to add more pops of shiny gold.

I hope this has inspired you in some way to create a fun layout using your stamps!  And be sure to check out the shop for all the new stickers and die cuts.  They’re very versatile and can be used in so many ways.  Also, be sure to check out my process video if you’d like to see how I created this page.

Thanks for stopping by!

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Sneak Peek! We’ve been Published! Yay!:)

The secret is out! Eeeeek!!!!

Hello stampers! Can somebody pinch me? I’m just soooo thrilled to let you know that we made it to Stamper’s Sampler Holiday edition for OCT/NOV/DEC 2017 issue! Yay!

It will be out soon on your favorite newsstands, and the entire magazine is amazing! Tons of ideas & talented people. I hope you can grab a copy!:)

Here’s a sneak peek of our projects using our stamps!

Thank you so much for your support & we are happy to share another fun journey with you!

Happy Stamping!

Dyane

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Scrapbooking Layout + Video Tutorial : Lovely by Missy Whidden!

Hey there, friends!  Missy here again, and I have a fun layout to share today using stamps from three different sets.  I used the New Day Stamp Set, the This Moment Stamp Set and the Date Stamp Set.  I used up some of my stash for this page, and I really love how it turned out.  I wanted to do some heat embossing on my background, so I pulled the three circles from the New Day Stamp Set and used gold embossing powder on them.  I created my background using a wide strip of Dear Lizzy Documentary patterned paper and layering it over some white cardstock.  I covered a lot of the paper with white acrylic paint first.  I did the embossing once I decided where my photo was going to go.  After I did the embossing, I came in with some paints and sprays to jazz up the background and create a watercolor effect.  The fun thing about embossing is that it resists any liquid, so the color went on the areas in between the circles.

Look at how gorgeous these circles turned out!  You could do this technique with any of the stamps and any color powder.  I decided to embellish my layout with bits and pieces from the Fancy Pants Happy Place collection and the Simple Stories Life in Color collection.  My title is a black foam glitter sticker from Pinkfresh Studio.  I love how everything looks together with the gold stamped circles.

Here you can see all the layers I created by tucking in bits and pieces under and around the photo.  I also added some foam under all of it to raise it up off the page.  This creates such great dimension.  in addition to the packaging technique, I also used my brush and the nozzle to splatter the paint around the page.

I used the This Moment Stamp Set here down at the bottom to create this fun cluster.  I first used a few stickers from Simple Stories and then stamped that label with the heart and the word “memories” under it.  I also used the Date Stamp Set here to add the date.  To finish this area off, I ran it through my sewing machine using metallic gold thread.

I did more stamping above the photo using the phrase “This Moment” from the This Moment Stamp Set.  Those small sentiments aren’t just for cards; I love using them on my layouts like this.  They make the perfect little details.  Again, I added stitching along the grid paper for extra texture and shine.

I hope this inspires you to pull out your stamps and create a fun background with them.  And don’t shy away from using the smaller stamps on your pages, either!  Those little details can sometimes make the biggest difference.  I have a process video for you if you’d like to check it out.

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

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Explore Summer Days – Scrapbooking Layout // by: Missy Whidden + Video Tutorial!

Hey there, friends!  Missy here again, and I’m sharing another layout as the Guest Designer this month.  I used stamps from the New Day and Date Stamp Sets for this Summer page.  I decided to not use any specific collection and just let the stamps guide my design.  I created four photo frames using the brush stroke stamp from the New Day Set.  I used some colored inks I have in my stash including pink, blue, yellow and a reddish pink color.  I stamped them on textured white cardstock and then fussy cut them out.  I layered them behind my photo and added foam under it to give it some dimension.  I also added some tissue paper in there.  I used the various sized circles from the New Day Set to create lots of  confetti-like dots on the layout, and I also did some embossing with clear powder to create some subtle circles.

I absolutely love how you can see the texture of the cardstock in the stamped image.  I like that it makes it look somewhat distressed and imperfect.  I fussy cut all the circles out and glued them in a diagonal fashion around the photo.  Later, I decided to add a third small cluster of the circles to the right of the title.  Here you can see the dimension from the photo cluster.  The shadows created are awesome!

Here’s a great close-up of the stamped frames.  I love how these turned out!  I machine stitched around the inner edges with some blue thread.  On the background, I used some of the same colored inks and some plastic packaging to create some watercolor splotches.  I love using lots of blue on Summer layouts!

Here’s another shot of the third cluster of circles.  I felt like that area of the page needed some more of those same shapes and colors.  I love how the title turned out.  Lots of different fonts and dimension.  I added another stamp from the New Day Set right above my journaling that says “Simplicity is Beauty,” and I thought that was perfect for my photo of my daughter looking for leaves.

Again, the texture from the cardstock just really makes these stamped images so detailed and interesting.  It was fun creating a shape using one stamp four times!  I added some tangled thread around the photo a few times in coordinating colors.  This adds some great texture to the layout.

Since this was an outside photo, I decided it needed some sun bursts and some clouds.  I lightly sprayed some yellow mist over a sunburst stencil at the top of the page and then used the same blue thread to stitch along the edges.  I hand cut some cute clouds from white cardstock and layered them in.

Finally, here’s a look at the title.  I mixed and matched a Bella Blvd chipboard piece with a Crate Paper piece and added in some Hip Kit Club exclusive blue alpha stickers. Down below that, I added my journaling.  I also added a small stamp for the date from the Date Stamp Set.

Here’s my process video if you’d like to see how I created this layout.  These stamps really made this layout really fun to put together!

Checkout Missy’s previous project HERE.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

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Paige’s World – Scrapbooking Layout // Guest DT- Missy Whidden! + Video Tutorial!

Hi stampers! Thank you all so much for joining us & letting us share our project ideas using our Date stamp set.  We hope that you got inspired and enjoyed every projects. As we continue sharing more creative ways in using our stamps, we  are very excited to introduce a very special & very talented guest designer who will inspire us more with a total of 3 amazing projects – today & in the next couple weeks.

Please welcome Missy Whidden with her first layout + video tutorial! Yay!:)

Hey there!  I’m Missy Whidden from sunny Florida, USA.  I’ve been married to Marshall for 17 years, and we’ve been together since I was 18.  We have two beautiful little girls, Reese and Paige.  They are both autistic and nonverbal, so life around our house is never boring.  They keep things interesting and are usually the subjects of my scrapbooking.  I have been scrapbooking for over ten years now.  My mother-in-law got me started when I helped her make a scrapbook of my husband’s baby photos and I was instantly hooked.  My style has changed quite a bit from stickers, paper and deco scissors.  I  have gravitated toward mixed media, and I love using paints, watercolors, spray inks and gelatos on my projects.  I also love machine and hand stitching, incorporating die cuts from my Cameo and using bright and bold colors.  I guess you could call my style “organized chaos” since I love a messy and artsy look while still making sure every little detail is in place.  I’m so excited to be guest designing here this month!  Thank you so much for having me!

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I was immediately drawn to the scribble stamp from the Happy Art Stamp Set.  It reminds me of my youngest daughter, Paige.  She’s wild and crazy, and her personality is full of spunky rambunctiousness!  She has unruly wavy hair, and her life’s mission is to make huge messes.  I had to create a layout that fits her, so I created a photo strip of photos of her.  I wanted the look of messy scribbles coming out from behind the photos with lots of splotchy color.  I decided where the photos were going to go and then used black archival ink to stamp a bunch of the scribbles around that area.  I used plastic packaging and various spray inks to create some watercolor areas on the background.  I used some of the Amy Tangerine On a Whim collection for the rest of the design.

I absolutely love this stamp!  It’s so fun and messy, and it’s perfect for my style.  I incorporated a few other stamps on the layout as well.  I used this fun ink splatter from the Happy Art Stamp Set around the page a few times.  It’s the perfect splatter.  I added some more black ink splatters as well as some tangled thread peeking out from behind the photo.

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I added more of the ink splatter stamp on this side of the layout.  I added some fun die cuts around the page as well as this cute flair button.  I love adding tangled thread to my pages, and here I used a few colors.

I wanted to create a sub title, so I stamped this sentiment from the Happy Art Stamp Set and then fussy cut it. I wanted to lay the words out differently than they were on the actual stamp, so cutting each word out worked out great.  Plus, it said exactly what I wanted it to about my sweet girl!  For my main title, I hand drew the letters of her name on some of the Amy Tan papers and cut them out.  I traced around them with black pen to make them pop a little more.

I used even more stamps down at the bottom.  I created the date using the Date Stamp Set, which I love!  I also used the fun brush stroke stamp from the New Day Stamp Set, and I used a Heidi Swapp ink pad in Mustard for that.  I also used a fun sentiment from the Totally Stamp Set.  I love how versatile these stamps are!  I added another die cut here at the bottom and then machine stitched through it.

Here’s my process video if you’d like to see how I put this layout together.  I had a blast making it, and I hope it inspires you in some way!

Stay tuned for two more of my projects coming your way soon!  Have a great day!

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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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{Inspire Me Friday} Daily Goodness

Hello, everyone!  It’s Judy here with my next installment of {Inspire Me Friday} featuring the new “Date” stamp set!  Are you enjoying all of the wonderful inspiration by our Design Team and awesome Guest Designers this month?  I hope so!

For my project this time around, I decided to make a quick and easy one-layer card and I paired up several PRS stamp sets.  I couldn’t help but think that the days of the week in the “Date” stamp set would go perfectly with the sentiment from the “New Day” set.  Of course, the pretty flowers from the “Blossom” set” go well with any stamps!

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The fun dots and brushstroke are also from the “New Day” set, stamped in Scattered Straw distress ink.  The days of the week were stamped in a Soft Granite ink so that the main sentiment in black ink would really stand out.  The flowers were watercolored using distress inks for a soft look.

For a final touch I added three sequins and ran my blue ink pad along the edges of the card to frame it.

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Be sure to check out our Instagram page as well as our Pinterest board for more inspiration using this fun “Date” stamp set!

Have a great day!

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Create It Wednesday ~ {New Day & Oh Christmas Tag Team}

Versatility is the name of the game for today’s Create It Wednesday card! I love when I can combine stamp sets to create great projects, and the result was exactly that when I used the {New Day} and {Oh Christmas} stamp sets. new-day-oh-christmas

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I started by creating the focal point for my card, the sideways tag with an inlaid die cut snowflake. The brushstroke stamp from {New Day} was perfect to bring in different hues of blue ink (Chipped Sapphire, Tumbled Glass, Broken China, and Weathered Wood Distress Inks). I even used the medium sized dot from the set to stamp the hole reinforcer on the tag! For the sentiment, I used some masking to stamp “let it snow” from {Oh Christmas} just once.

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A few sparkly accents with some Wink of Stella and sequins on the tips of the snowflake and dotting the “i” in the sentiment and we have a wintery collabo 🙂 Thanks for stopping by to see my project and join us Friday when Judy continues our cool combinations of stamp sets for Christmas cards!

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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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