SCHOOL BUS Layout by Nicole Martel

Good morning stampers! Nicole here with another layout I created using the School Days Stamp Set. My son has been asking to ride the yellow bus for years. He wants to ride the bus so badly, but I’m just not ready… I prefer to drop him off. Some might think I’m crazy…why not take advantage of our bus system, but I know what went happened on the bus as a kid… kids picking on the little kids… I’d much rather avoid that if possible. I promised him that he could ride the bus when he starts 5th grade. I will need to let him ride the bus so he is prepared for when he starts middle school! That’s a scary thought. Until then, I’ll continue taking him to school and picking him up.

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Since the main them was the yellow bus for this layout, I decided to stamp the entire background using the yellow bus stamp. LOVE this stamp. It’s totally cute. I splashed some acrylic paint on the stamped images just to mess it up a little.


I stamped the ABC, 123 image onto white cardstock, Then I colored the images in using markers and cut it out using scissors. I hand-wrote the “Back to School” in the middle of the pencil using a  black pen.


I added a few embellishments here and there to make this layout fun and playful.




Thank you for visiting today! I hope you’re having a great week so far.

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A+ Layout by Nicole Martel

Good morning! In Maryland, the kids went back to school today. My little man is in 4th grade; hard to believe! I’m hoping he gets a male teacher this year. Mix it up a bit… we shall see. Today, I’m sharing a fun, mixed media layout using the School Days Stamp Set! At first, I wasn’t sure how I was going to use this adorable stamp set and honestly, I do not have many good photos of my son on his first day of school because he never cooperates with me… I decided to look through my sister Katie’s pictures and then I came across a picture of Katie with her good friend Maddie and I thought it was perfect! The photo totally brought a smile to my face… two smart, beautiful girls who are best friends. They are still very close 8-9 years later.
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To begin, I splashed some Sky Blue spray ink all over white cardstock. Then I stamped the “I heart school” sentiment down the middle of the page.

I stamped the school bus, eraser and A+ sentiment in black ink and then used markers to color them in. Then I used scissors to cut the image from the cardstock to use as die cuts on the layout. I tucked the black and white bits and pieces below the photo to add a little more black and white to really make the bright colors pop!



I added a few puffy stickers at the top to help fill in the white space.



Thank you so much for visiting today! Do you have little ones starting back to school today? This stamp set is perfect for scrapbooking their school memories! It doesn’t need to be their first day of school. Get creative…pull out their school pictures from last year and scrapbook them!


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Design It Monday ~ {Thanks}

Hi friends! Lisa back today with another installment of Design It Monday. I have a bright and happy thank you card. Check it out…

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I started with a scrap of white card stock and the thanks image from the School Days stamp set.  After stamping the image in a bright and happy green, I trimmed it down and die cut one edge. I added this to my card base stamped with an image from the previously released Blossom stamp set. I stamped the blooms with Versa Mark ink then clear embossed them. Layered die cut hearts and sweet wooden apple buttons I bought on Etsy finish things off.


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Design It Monday ~ I Love School!

Oh the wheels on the bus go round and round! Yep, it’s that time of year again. And what perfect timing. The School Days stamp set is on sale! Take a look at what I have to share using it…

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After stamping the bus and colorng it with Copics, I die cut it then added it to the polka dot embossed panel with foam tape. I repeated the scallops from the red heart on the edge of the sentiment strip.

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The bus received some snazzy rhinestone headlights!

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I layered three tags together to bring a handful of pencils to life.

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This would be a sweet combo to have ready for one of the kiddos on their first day back, the bus driver, a teacher, crossing guard. Heck, I bet even the lunch lady would appreciate it! Now hurry on over to the shop to put the School Days set in your cart. While you’re there, have a look around. There are several sets on sale!


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Design It Monday ~ {Thank You So Much}

Hi PRS friends, Lisa here today with a trio of thank you tags. As another school year comes to a close there are always people to thank. Teachers, bus driver’s and crossing guards just to name a few. These cute little tags would be perfect to add to a small token of your appreciation. Take a look.

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I started by stamping the thank you sentiment from the Thanks Stamp Set onto rustic cream cardstock. Next the tag was die cut followed by stamping the second portion of my sentiment (School Days). I added the yellow hearts (Everyday) letting them flow off of the tag’s edge. Opposing leaves in soft aqua (Falls Colors) add just the right amount of interest without being in you face!

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Coordinating ribbon and twine provided just the right finishing touch. I hope you like them and that I’ve inspired you to create some thank you projects with your PRS stamps!

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Mixed Media Layout by: Nicole Martel

Good morning! I have a question for my friends who enjoy playing with stamps. What excites you about stamps? Meaning, what drives you to buy a particular stamp set? When you’re looking for a stamp set, do you automatically search for a specific theme? For me, I look at the word phrases and shapes. The theme of the stamp does not matter much to me.

For instance, I bought the School Days Stamp Set because I have a 9 year old son and quite a few photos of him doing homework etc… that I could scrap. But, I really just love the big “thanks” word script and the tiny words! That is what drew me to this collection, not because I was looking for Back to School stamps. 🙂

My sister just adopted this adorable puppy from the Colorado SPCA. I just love his little ears! He is going to be a big dog!

To begin, I used the “thanks” word script and some black ink and stamped a few rows using the stamp over and over again on white cardstock to create a fun background for the layout. I really like the VersaFine Clair ink. The images come out super crisp!

Isn’t that font amazing? I need an stamp set with script words like this. Seriously, it is beautiful.

Initially, I was going to keep the top part black and white, but after I started embellishing the layout, I felt that I needed to add some spray mist at the top so the colors are easier on the eyes.

If I had known I was going to use mist, I would have sprayed the mist first. Then I would have stamped the images so the ink would be more vibrant, but I still love how it looks.


I am still working on using up my stash. I am determined to use up a good amount of my stash before I shop for some newer collections. 🙂 It’s hard, but I’m going strong! I used a good amount of Pretty Little Studio and Pinkfresh Studio products on this layout. Two of my favorite companies.

I love using a variety of tags, tickets, banners and flags on my projects. They are totally fun!

I painted the bottom of the layout using Bad Girls Couture’s Haute Mess Acrylic Paint. LOVE this color. It’s sooooo pretty. This color looks great with the blues and turquoise and pinks.


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I used some Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist to spray the paw print twill to give it some color.

Thank you for visiting today! If you haven’t checked out Precious Remembrance Shop, please stop by and take a look at all of the gorgeous snippets, stamps and ink pads. We offer planner stuff too! There’s something for every crafter in the shop.

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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 ThoughtsJourney 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 ChristmasThank 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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Tuesday Ideas {I love school!}

Hello! It’s Kelly here with you today! I can’t believe school is about to start! It seems like I was JUST making thank you cards for my boys’ teachers and here I am making cards for their new teachers! I like getting all kinds of supplies like Kleenex and wipes to give to them at Back-To-School night and a handmade card attached is  a MUST! Am I right?  I created this set of cards using the ever-adorable School Days stamp set as well as the Little Things stamp set.

I stamped the school bus image using black ink and then colored them using alcohol markers. I also added some crystal glaze to the headlights and windows for some realistic shine.  The “I love school” sentiment is stamped in white onto black cardstock. I also stamped the “you are amazing” sentiment in black onto white and then I attached it to the side of the black cardstock.

The “A+” circle is embossed using gold powder and attached using foam squares. I always like adding some embossing for extra shine. The red polka dot image from “Little Things” is stamped directly onto the Kraft card base. I used my MISTI so that I could get a crisp, saturated image. I also added some zig zag stitching using my machine. If you don’t want to see it from the inside of the card, you could do it on a separate piece and then attach it to the card base. I had a lot of fun putting these together! This was the last thing I needed to do before the kids go back so I am set! I hope this inspires you to get your own “Back-to-School” card put together!

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Decorating Planner Pages!

Happy Tuesday everyone! It’s another great week to share some project ideas for your planners!

You can definitely decorate it however you want.  Aside from adding important notes, dress it up with some fun images using stickers & stamps!

Here’s another fun way on how I decorate my planner. If you want to see more ideas, you may check it here.


Stamp Sets: School Days , Happy Mail , Sketchy Alphabet , Happy Art This Moment , Thanks

Stickers : Celebrate Theme

Thanks for joining me today. Happy Stamping!


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Create It Wednesday~Triangle Medallion

Hello everyone & welcome to another Create It Wednesday post.  Hope you caught our new release Blog Hop & now we’re sharing more projects using Little Things.   I thought it’d be fun to create a medallion using the larger image of 3 triangles.  PRS DT May lastUsing a stamp positioner makes it very easy since you just move the cardstock & leave the stamp in place.  I’ve loved Brilliance inks since they were introduced many years ago & picked 3 beautiful pearlescent colors:  Lavender, Sky Blue & Jade.  Before moving to the next color, I changed the position of the stamp.  There are infinite possibilities & each would give a different look, not to mention changing up the ink colors.  The sentiment circle from School Days was stamped in Brilliance Starlite Black, clear embossed & punched out.  I attached 2 more circles to give a bit of dimension & attached it over a nest of silver thread.  The panel was matted with silver & lavender cardstock before adhering it to a white card.  Didn’t seem to need additional embellishments & is pretty flat for mailing.  Little Things is a great stamp set with fun images & wonderful sentiments–hope you’ll check it out.

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