Totally Grown – Scrapbooking Layout // by: Missy Whidden + Video Tutorial!

Hello again, everyone!  Missy here with my final layout as Guest Designer.  For this layout, I decided to create my own patterned paper background using one of the stamps from the Totally Stamp Set.  I love the fun stacked brush stroke stamp, and I used it on white cardstock in a vertical pattern.  I used Archival Ink to stamp it down the page.  I did coat my cardstock with gesso first since I knew I wanted to add some watercolor over the stamping.  I rarely use smooth cardstock, so when I stamp on the textured cardstock, you can really see it through the ink.  I love that distressed look it gives!  Once I decided on my photo, I started in with the watercolors.  I did use some spray inks, but I also used some distress inks.  I dabbed them onto some plastic packaging, added a little spray of water and smushed it down.  My photo contains all the ink colors, so I thought it matched perfectly.

I just love these bright and bold colors!  Once the background was done and I added my photo, I thought everything was a tad bit busy and it sort of drowned out my photo.  When this happens, I like to soften up the busy parts by using vellum.  I just tore a strip and sewed it down over a good portion of the stamped design.  It’s still very visible, but it’s toned down enough that it allows the photo to shine.  Here up close you can really see the texture through the stamp.

I used another stamp from the same set for my title.  I stamped “totally” on some scrap paper and fussy cut it out.  This is a great thing to do if you’re unsure about stamping directly onto your background.  By cutting it out like this I can move it wherever I want without it being permanent.  I paired this with some older hot pink Thickers.  Since my daughter is wearing my glasses in the photo, I thought this was a good title since she does look so grown up.  I fussy cut a few circles from a Paige Evans Fancy Free paper, and on this one I added some tangled thread and then stitched through it.  Those fun glasses are from a sticker sheet I’ve had in my stash for a while now.  I stuck it to some vellum first and then cut it out.

I used the Date Stamp Set here to create the date under my journaling.  I love that it has all the months and days of the year as well as all the numbers.  Here I also did more machine stitching in bright blue, and I added another “fill in the blank” type stamp from the Totally Set.  I used a clear Amy Tangerine sticker that says “wicked smart” with it.

Here’s another look at the mixed media and stamping work.  I really do love how this turned out!  To the left of my photo, I added another fussy cut Fancy Free circle, some bright blue tangled thread and a flair button.  I used a few Me & My Big Ideas Project Life cards as layers behind the photo.

Here’s one more close-up of the stamping.  You can see how awesome vellum is and what it does for the layout.  It’s easy to stitch through, and it just softens everything up.

 I have a process video if you’d like to see how this layout came together.  I hope you like it, and I hope you gained some inspiration from it!

Thanks so much for stopping by, and thank you so much to Dyane and company for having me!  I’ve had a blast creating with these incredible stamps!

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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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Saturday Creations – {celebrate}

I had so much FUN creating with our PR Totally Stamp Set that I asked if I could make one more so here it is:

000_4771The background is three different colors of distress ink spritzed with water.  This is one of my FAV color combinations!

To make this card I used FOUR different Precious Remembrance stamp sets.  Can you guess which ones?

000_4773PR Totally Stamp Set for the brush stroke framing the panel (I only used half of the stamp to make the brush stroke thinner and heat embossed it in white), the PR Blossom Stamp Set for my FAV flower (I stamped in black and clear embossed, colored with distress inks, spritzed with water, and fussy cut the flower and stem out.  I ran a black marker around the cut edges of the flower so you wouldn’t see the white water color paper),  the PR Fall Colors Stamp Set for that FAB grid stamp (it always looks good to ground your flower so it doesn’t look like it’s floating in air), and the PR Oh So Fun Stamp Set for the word “celebrate.”

Seriously – how can you go wrong combining the Precious Remembrance stamp sets?!!!  Step outside the box and just create!

Hope you like it!

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Tuesday Ideas: Grounded

Hello, everyone!  It’s Melissa back with more clean and simple inspiration for Tuesday Ideas!

As I’m looking toward September, I’m adding coffee to my grocery list, knowing my consumption might soon be increasing ever so slightly as days turn cooler!  That said, I chose a coffee theme for today’s card using stamps from the fabulously versatile Totally stamp set as well as the coffee cup image from the Coffee Love stamp set.

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Am I the only one that feels like this with a cup of liquid magic in hand?  Life just seems a bit more manageable with a little coffee consumption!  Know what I mean?!

The background is an image from the Totally stamp set, stamped three times to ground the main image.  I stamped and fussy cut the coffee cup, paper piecing the middle with kraft cardstock & popping up the assembled image with foam dots for dimension.  The “whatever” sentiment is also from the Totally stamp set.  So fun!

Here’s to cooler days, warmer drinks and a slower pace (hopefully)!

Until next time, happy stamping!

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Saturday Creations ~ {You’re A Star}

Today’s Saturday Creation focuses on the stars in our Precious Remembrance Totally Stamp Set:

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The background is made with distress inks and then spritzed with water to create the perfect night sky.  There are some tiny gems ~ can you see them? ~ to give the appearance of stars in the galaxy.  This card is for someone who used to play professional baseball.  (To read more about him, go to my blog).

000_4768Tip – I don’t like my handwriting so I stamped “You’re______ ” and then masked the stamp that says “that’s all” just to get the “a” and then stamped another star in black to make the sentiment POP!  I framed it all with the brushstroke stamp. EVERYTHING I stamped was coated in clear embossing powder and then heat set to give it a shiny appearance.

I hope you like it!

Here’s the PR Totally Stamp Set ~ so versatile!

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{Inspire Me Friday} Totally Thankful for You

 

Hello, friends!  Happy Friday!  It’s Judy here with my final project card using the “Totally” stamp set.

Continuing on with our collaboration last week with Clique Kits, I decided to make another project using a journaling card from the August kit and two Precious Remembrance Shop stamp sets: Totally and Fall Colors.

8-26-16 PRS Totally Card 4 3This card was super quick and easy to make!  I trimmed down the palm patterned card so I could put it on a black matte.  Next, I stamped “totally” in the open tag area…a perfect fit!  I added the “thankful for you” (from the Fall Colors set) and finished it off with a few gold stars from the August Clique Kits set.

 

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There you have it…a colorful, quick and easy thank you note!

I have to mention this, too…I recently purchased a Mini Misti and it made this process SO much easier!  I don’t know about you, but sometimes my first stamped image is not as dark as I would like it to be.  Being able to re-stamp sentiments (especially thick ones like this) makes it look so much richer and cleaner than they would if I stamped them by hand!  I really love that tool.  I’m all about making my life easier!

That’s it for me today…I hope I’ve inspired you to get your hands on this fun stamp set if you haven’t already!  Have a great day!

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Create It Wednesday ~ {You’re All That!}

Like, whoa! How much inspiration has been packed into the {Totally} Stamp Set new release projects?? Well I certainly couldn’t let this release pass without a little stamp surgery to mix it up and demonstrate how truly versatile the {Totally} stamp set is when crafting!

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One of the joys of using clear stamps is that you can cut them apart….don’t have a heart attack on me just yet…because they stick back together (not permanently of course) super easily!

To create this look, mask off half of the brushstroke stamp and use it to create the stem for the flower. Next, only ink the one little image from the border stamp and use it as the leaves on the stem. Repeat the border stamp down the side of the paper to create…well, a border 🙂 Gather up a monochromatic set of inks for the flower and stamp using the star stamps until your heart’s content with the size and shape of your bloom. I also added some yellow and white embossed stars and a white embossed center, with some stickles for the dots. I also used some stickles on portions of the border. I created my sentiment by cutting apart the “that’s all!” to be “all that!” Some splatters and we’re done!

Can you believe every bit of this card was made with stamps from the {Totally} Stamp set??!!

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I have shown this stamp set so much love that I want to share one with you in a GIVEAWAY!
To enter, share what you’ve enjoyed about the release of the {Totally} Stamp Set:
1- In the Comments section below, or
2- On my blog, or
2-  On my Instagram page
You have until Tuesday 9/30 at 11:59 PM PST
 Winner will be selected at random and announced on Wednesday morning!
I hope you TOTALLY enjoy your day!
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Design It Monday ~ {Totally Masked!}

Hi there! Lisa here today with one more card featuring the Totally Stamp Set. I’ve combined it with some other PRS images to create a masculine card.

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This card measures 4 1/2″ x 4 1/2″. I stamped the ticket from the Love Coupon Stamp Set onto a Post-it note to create a mask. Then I stamped it three times onto a white panel. Next came one of the border images from the Totally Stamp Set. I used a Post-it note to mask off the edges of the tickets. Those tiny arrows in the opposing corners are also from  Love Coupon Set.

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‘Monday’ and ‘Memories’ (This Moment Stamp Set) where stamped with Versa Mark ink then heat embossed with Liquid Platinum embossing powder. I colored the tickets with Tombow Brush Markers and added a few silver stars. Even guys like a little bling!

I went totally masked crazy on this one, hope you like it!!

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Saturday Creations ~ {You’re LOVELY}

I have another card today where I stamped the brush stroke from our new PR Totally Stamp Set horizontally on watercolor paper for the background.

Then I just added embellies:

000_4764Three different doily details, a Gorgeous flower and some washi tape and it’s almost done.

000_4766All it needed was the FAB sentiment You’re_______ from the PR Totally Stamp Set and since my handwriting is horrible,

I added the sentiment LOVELY from the PR Blossom Stamp Set.

I hope you like my card!

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Clique Kits + Precious Remembrance Shop Blog Hop!

Hi stampers! Welcome to Precious Remembrance Shop!  We are so excited to be joining Clique Kits today for this amazing blog hop. If you came here from designer Sue’s Blog, then you’re on the right track!:) This is your last stop for today’s blog hop, so if you missed any, make sure to visit Clique Kits Blog to begin! Hop along – Have Fun – Leave us some love!:) And of course win some amazing prizes! Yay!:)

Today we have tons of ideas for you using the August 2016 Rio Kit + Totally Stamp Set – which is available here & here. This kit is totally full of amazing crafty goodness, it is fun and so playful, here’s a little glimpse if you haven’t seen it yet!:)

My projects for today shows that you can pretty much do anything with Rio kit + Totally stamp set together!:) I have quite a lot of projects & photos to show you today, so I hope you get inspired and have fun!:)

  • Scrapbook Layout – Oh I had so much fun with this layout!:) As you can see, there are so much layers and clusters everywhere!:) I added some watercolor splatters and thread from my own stash. And everything else is from Rio Kit + Totally stamp set.

  • Pocket Page Cards / Project Life Cards / Note Cards – Perfect for quick and easy yet fun project. It’s a personal preference, you can definitely keep it CAS, but here I stamped some sentiments, and splattered some sparkly watercolors to make it FAB.:)

  • Handmade Card – Last but not the least.!:) Totally stamp set makes creating handmade goodness so much fun, as you can see, you can definitely add any sentiments and personalize it however you want!:) With amazing embellishments from Rio Kit, this card will definitely bring smile to the receiver!:)

 Don’t forget Clique Kits is giving away $20 gift certificate. And a Totally stamp set giveaway from Precious Remembrance Shop. Winners will be chosen by comments left on the following blogs:

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Leigh Ann Odynski

Kim Oedekoven

Candice Perkinds

Melissa Chipperfield

Sandra Gonzales

Judy Marino

Deidre Payne

Marcia Dehn-Nix

Sue Lelli

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Thanks for stoppin’ by and happy stamping!:)

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