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!

ROSEMARY

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

I stamped the sentiment on the cup with VersaFine Clair – Glamorous 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 – Glamorous, 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 SetJourney 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 SetFall 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 SetCoffee Love Stamp SetBits & Pieces : Love CouponBits & Pieces : Daily ThoughtsPaper 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 SetOh 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 SetNew 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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Create It Wednesday~Year in Review

Happy day after Christmas and welcome to my last PRS post.  I want to thank Dyane for the privilege of being part of the 2018 DT.  Here are 5 of my favorite projects from this year.

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Fun pastel rainbow sentiment using Sketchy Alphabet.

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Love the pink/orange color combo done with inks and shimmer sprays to showcase School Days.

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Dry and heat embossed hearts, watercolor resist and sheer gold ribbon to celebrate an anniversary using Everyday Stamp Set.

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I’m a fan of cute Halloween cards and the Beware Stamp Set makes them easy to create.

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The Plain White Flat bags are really fun to decorate.  Here I used Everyday and Love Coupon stamp sets with one of my favorite color combos: silver, white, black and red.

And here’s one last card from me using Coffee Love and Everyday stamp sets.

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The little hearts were white embossed on the travel cup which I stamped in Versafine Clair Onyx ink and fussy cut.  I used gray and red Zig watercolor pens for some ombre coloring.  The sentiment was stamped on a light gray panel splattered with red.   I mounted the cup with foam tape and stamped the little lines on the card front before adding the panel.  Fun to use white sequins for steam.  Wishing everyone a peaceful, crafty 2019.

GRETA

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Project Thursday ~ Mixed Media Artist Trading Cards

Hello everyone one… Helen is here. It’s Project Thursday time… And today’s project is a set of mixed media Artis Trading Cards that I created using stamp set, bits and pieces, paper snippets, buttons, and VersaFine Clair Ink Pads from Precious Remembrance Shop.

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On these artist trading cards, I used the Little Thing Stamp Set and the Coffee Love Stamp Set.

I stamped the triangles from the Little Things Stamp Set on tissue paper using VersaFine Clair Nocturne (Black) Ink Pad. This is a pigment ink, so it will take time to dry. I set it aside to dry while I was working on the cards.

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I used watercolor paper 140 lbs for the artist trading cards. To create the background, I use the ink smooshing technique with VersaFine Clair ink pads and Staz-On All-Purpose Stamp Cleaner Spray. Since these ink pads are oil-based inks, water won’t work with them. But the stamp cleaner works like magic!

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The Ink Pads I used on these card backgrounds are:

First, I dab a little bit of the ink on a craft mat, then I spray it with the Staz-On All-Purpose Stamp Cleaner Spray. I smooshed the watercolor paper in the ink. I did one color a the time and then dried them with craft heater tool.

I added thin layer of my homemade texture paste using palette knife on each card. This way give some texture on them and muted the colors a little bit.

After the texture paste dried, I added the pieces of stamped tissue papers on them using gel medium.

Once these cards dried, I added each of them on purple cardstock mat, green cardstock mat, and orange cardstock mat. After that I hand-stitched couple of the edges with white embroidery thread. And I added them again the last 3.5″ x 2.5″ card mats with strong adhesive glue. Lots of layers… I know!!!

Next step, I stamped the cup from Coffee Love Stamp Set with VersaFine Clair – ParadiseVersaFine Clair – Green Oasis, and VersaFine Clair – Summertime. I fussy each of the cup with micro-tip scissors.

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On this first artist trading card, I added the blue cup. I added the XOXO word from Bits & Pieces : Love Coupon. I secured it on the cup with mini stapler. I added the cup on the card with strong adhesive glue. I added the sentiment from Little Things Stamp Set that I stamped using VersaFine Clair – Nocturne (black) on a white cardstock, trimmed it into paper strip, and doodled the framed around it with Faber-Castel PITT Artist Pen. I embellished this card with some of the Sweet Lavender Buttons.

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On the second and third artist trading cards, I did the same steps that I used to create the first card above.

I also used one of the sentiments from Little Things Stamp Set that I stamped using VersaFine Clair – Nocturne (black) and one of the card from the Paper Snippets : TODAY. I embellished it with some of the Baby Blue Buttons.

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And on this third artist trading card, I used one of the cute little cassettes from Bits & Pieces : Daily Thoughts to embellish the cup and the sentiment is from Little Things Stamp Set that I stamped using VersaFine Clair – Nocturne (black). I trimmed the sentiment paper and added on the cassette with adhesive glue. I embellished it with some of the Light Mint Buttons.

For finishing touch, I added some of white gesso on the edges of all the artist trading cards with my finger for extra distress look on them.

Thank you so much for stopping by today… Have a wonderful day!

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Create it Wednesday~A Little Something

Thanks so much for stopping by to see my project using PRS Little Things and Coffee Love stamp sets.  I began by stamping the fun circles from Little Things multiple times using VersaMagic Persimmon and Pink Grapefruit.  Glad I still have all my punches as it was a quick way to cut them all out.  I folded the top of the Plain White Flat Paper Bag and attached the circles across the bottom.

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Next I made a matching tag big enough to decorate the rest of the bag.  The smaller tag was dry embossed with a polka dot folder and I swiped the edges of the larger one with the Persimmon ink pad.  Then I attached the tags together and added the circles across the bottom.

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The sentiment from Coffee Love was stamped in Brilliance Pearlescent Chocolate on a white scrap.  I used a piece of Washi as a mask so I could add the Pink Grapefruit ink to the top and bottom edges before adding it to the tag with foam tape.  Finished off with a white grosgrain bow and now my summery gift bag is ready to give a friend.  Hope I’ve inspired you to check out all the great products in the PRS shop.  See you next time.

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Inspire Me Friday

Hello everyone!!  Did you know that the spring/summer Coffee Lover’s blog hop has been going on this week?  Well today is the last day of the hop and I have a coffee themed card to share that combines the newly released Little Things stamp set with the fun Coffee Love stamp set.

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I pulled out some fun bright papers and did some paper piecing for my card.  I started by stamping the triangles image from Little Things on some patterned paper in a light blue ink.  I then stamped the coffee cup using a bright green ink and trimmed out the cup.  I stamped the cup wrapper and lid portions of the coffee cup with the same green ink on more patterned paper and white paper.  The pieces were then trimmed out and adhered to the coffee cup.  The little circle sentiment was stamped in a teal ink on white paper and then trimmed out.  That was adhered to the coffee cup using foam adhesive.   Bright green and yellow papers were trimmed as shown and adhered to a white cardstock panel.  A sentiment from the Little Things set was stamped in the bright green ink as shown and then the cup was adhered.   There is a sentiment in the Coffee Love set that has coffee in it so I stamped that portion on white cardstock using black ink, trimmed it out and adhered with some foam adhesive.

Have a wonderful day!

Hey There… rosigld

ROSEMARY

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Project Thursday ~ Coffee Hugs Shaker Card

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Hello everyone… Helen is here. It is time for another Project Thursday 🙂 Today I have a coffee shaker card to share with you that I created using the Sketchy Alphabet Stamp Set and Coffee Love Stamp Set, Rose Quarts Buttons, and Sweetheart Sequins Mixed.

I create the shaker window by cutting 2 sizes of squares dies out of white cardstock and white fun foam for the backing. I added the plastic acetate on the square window with double-sided tape, and then I added the fun foam on it. After that I added some more double-sided tape on the fun foam.

I added some of the Sweetheart Sequins Mixed on the card, gathered them in the middle, and then I added the shaker window on the card.

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I stamped the border from Coffee Love Stamp Set with Memento London Fog Dew Drop around the card. And I stamped the sentiment – HUGS under the shaker window using the Sketchy Alphabet Stamp Set with the same ink pad.

For the cup, I stamped the cup on a patterned paper and then stamped again on white cardstock using Nocture VersaFine Clair Ink Pad. I fussy cut the cup with scissors, and I cut out the cup sleeve and lid from the image that I stamped on the white cardstock. I added the sleeve and lid on the cup. And then I stamped the hearts using Pink Charming VersaFine Clair. After that, I added some shadow on the sleeve and lid using Spun Sugar Distress Crayon and watercolor brush. I added the cup on the card with dries-clear adhesive glue.

I finished the card by adding 3 of the Sweetheart Sequins Mixed with the dries-clear adhesive glue.

I hope you all enjoy this card today. Thank you for stopping by. Have a wonderful day!

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Tuesday Ideas {never give up}

Hello and welcome! It’s Kelly here and I’ve got an inspirational card to share with you today. I combined a few sets to create a card for someone who may be going through a hard time. To begin, I embossed the feather image from the DIY Stamp set using gold powder onto vellum. I also embossed a few of the outline star images from the new Daily Thoughts around the feather for some added interest and detail. The smaller  sentiment, which is also from Daily Thoughts, is stamped onto the vellum using Jet Black StazOn ink. I like using this particular ink because it is a solvent ink and it won’t smear on the vellum.

The arrow or chevron image is gold embossed as well onto a strip of coral colored cardstock. I trimmed it down to fit nicely over the vellum piece. I did some loose, messy watercoloring onto a panel of cold pressed watercolor paper and then ran it through my crimping tool for some added texture. I did some creative gluing on the back of the vellum, applying glue on top of the gold stars, the feather, under the coral strip and under the “w” on the word “when”. Once I had the glue in place, I adhered it to the corrugated panel. I applied pressure here and there so that it all stayed in place.

The “never give up” sentiment is stamped in white pigment ink onto  a strip of black cardstock. I added this to the vellum piece using foam squares. This entire focal panel is adhered to a piece of Kraft cardstock that has another embossed detail. I wasn’t planning on using a third set for this card, but I just LOVE the small detail that these horizontal lines give the side of the card. This particular stamp is from the Coffee Love set. I added a few clear sequins, which also have glue under them to hold the vellum to the corrugated piece. The finishing touch is a bow of black and white Baker’s twine, which gives it another pop of black! I actually added the “never give up” sentiment over the top of the tail of the twine to hold it in place.  I love how soft and pretty this card turned out…just perfect to give someone for a bit of encouragement!

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Tuesday Ideas: A Holiday Thank You

Hello, everyone!  It’s Melissa here with my final post for Precious Remembrance Shop.  I am stepping down from the design team and continuing on in my creative journey.  I have truly enjoyed my time spent with Dyane and her amazingly talented team and will sincerely miss being a part of all the wonderful creativity here!

For my farewell post, I created a holiday themed thank you card.  At season’s end, we’ll all need a few of these!

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I used one of the pine images from the Oh Christmas set to decorate the fun coffee cup from the Coffee Love set.  I love the clean fonts of the sentiments in the Thanks stamp set and selectively inked one to label the cup.  The trio of stars are also from the Oh Christmas set and I stamped and then embellished them with a gold Wink of Stella brush marker to add a touch of festive sparkle.  The green chevron washi tape I found in my stash and used it to ground the coffee cup (please excuse the pun).  The cup is popped up with foam dots for dimension.  This design is a very simple one to create.  I love the sparkle of the stars (they remind me of Starbucks’ gold stars…)!

I hope you’re well on your way to finishing up your holiday cards.  Don’t forget to make a few thank you cards while you’re at it!

Wishing you all the best in the new year ahead!

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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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