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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Inspire Me Friday – {Sending Hugs}

Hello and happy Friday everyone!  Rosemary here with an artsy little card that I made with the Everyday stamp set and two of my favorite Precious Remembrance Shop stamp sets, DIY and Positive Thoughts.   Several years ago I made a card using the feather image from the DIY set to create a stylized heart.  I decided to do that again for my card today.

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My first love when it comes to papercrafting is just plain stamping.  I love to combine images from different sets with fun colors and see where things take me.  That is one of the things I have liked so much about Precious Remembrance Stamps.  The ability to combine images and just have fun!  I found a fun color palette that included pink, red, blue and green and got to work.   I spent some time stamping the images in different colors to see what would work best.  I knew the stylized heart would be red and originally I had the heart background stamped in pink, but then as I got further into the process I realized that I didn’t want the hearts (from the Positive Thoughts set) down the side of the bottom panel to be blue and green so I changed the background for the heart to the blue and stamped the hearts in pink and green.  I finished up the bottom panel by adding the sentiment from Positive Thoughts in red and then stamping the dot image from Everyday in pink over the heart.  I added the arrow image from DIY over the hearts with the light blue and then added the splatter image (also from DIY) in green.  I mounted the heart panel over the bottom panel with foam tape.  The sentiment from the Everyday set was stamped in VersaFine CLAIR Nocturne, trimmed down and adhered.  Everything was then adhered to a light gray cardstock base.   I really love how this turned out and I hope I gave you some ideas as to how to combine images from different Precious Remembrance Shop sets.

Wishing you a wonderful Christmas!

Hey There…rosigrl!

ROSEMARY

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Project Thursday ~ Artsy Birthday Bag and Tag

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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.

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I use the Plain – White / 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 SetHappy Art Stamp Set, and New Day Stamp Set.

I stamped each image in different colors using the VersaFine Clair – CheerfulVersaFine Clair – SummertimeVersaFine Clair – Green Oasis, and VersaFine Clair – Warm Breeze.

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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 – Nocturne 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 – Nocturne. 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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Create It Wednesday~Artsy & Fun Birthday Card

Hope you’re enjoying our artsy celebration week on the blog.  I decided to make a funky birthday card using these three PRS Stamp Sets:  EverydayOh So Fun and Fall Colors.  You may not see a flower image in these sets, but that didn’t stop me from making one for my card!  PRS DT 3 sets for flower

I began with the Everyday stamp set where I saw the circle as a bloom, one of the lines as a stem and the triangle as leaves.  The bloom was a little too small, so I used one of the solid triangles in the Oh So Fun set to give it more substance.  Must admit, it was fun to step outside my comfort zone to be a little artsy!  I used Distress Oxides abandoned coral, cracked pistachio and wilted violet along with a white pen for dots in the flower center.

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I layered 6 scalloped frame die cuts using gray cardstock for the top layer.  The sentiment from Oh So Fun was stamped in a dark gray ink.  I love the splatter images in the Fall Colors Stamp Set and used one for my card.  So glad you stopped by and hope you’ll check out the DT projects each day this week.  See you next time.

GRETA

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Project Thursday ~ An Anniversary Card

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Hello everyone… Helen is here. Today, I have an anniversary card to share with you. And I tried to go with simple, but still have some layers on it.

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I created the background using the faux stitch rectangle, one of the frames from the Love Coupon Stamp Set and I stamped it directly on the white card with VersaFine Clair – Nocturne Ink Pad. I layered one to another in different angle. Then I stamped the sentiments from both Everyday Stamp Set and Love Coupon Stamp Set with the same black ink pad. Next, I stamped the arrows from Love Coupon Stamp Set.

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For the hearts, I stamped the heart background stamp from the Everyday Stamp Set with VersaFine Clair – Charming Pink Ink Pad on a white cardstock, and then I cut them with Hearts Dies Set. And then using sponge, I added more light pink ink on it to create the shadow look on it. I added both heart die cuts on the card with thin 3D foam tape and thick 3D foam tape to give them extra dimension.

I think this card is not too girl to give to a man, right? I hope you like this Project Thursday card today. Thank you so very much for stopping by!

Helen Gullett

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Inspire Me Friday – {Happy Anniversary}

Hello everyone!   Hope you had a great week and have lovely plans for the weekend!  I’m popping in today with a clean and simple card made using the Everyday stamp set along with the fun Love Coupon set.

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The hardest part of making this card was masking off the top and the bottom to so that I could stamp the sweet heart background image from the Everyday stamp set!   You could easily make this card using all of the various sentiments in the Everyday stamp set.   The heart background was stamped in a coral colored ink and then I stamped the word love from Love Coupon in red.   The sentiment (from Everyday) was stamped on a strip of gray cardstock with black ink and then adhered beneath the stamping.   The panel was then die cut with a rectangle die and then I added the single strand of green twine.

Thank for stopping by and have a wonderful day!

Hey There… rosigrl

ROSEMARY

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Create It Wednesday~Gift Bag

Hello everyone.  I’ve taken a break from holiday cards today to bring you a fun decorated gift bag.  Mine is for an anniversary, but you could change the sentiment and make this for a birthday or Valentine’s Day.PRS DT Gift Bag

The White Flat Paper Bag was stamped all over in Delicata silvery Shimmer with the cute block of hearts from Everyday Stamp set.  The three strips were stamped with images from Love Coupon Stamp set and the bottom edges were die cut.  I folded over the top of the bag and punched 6 small holes to tie on the black and white twine.  The sentiment from Everyday Stamp set was white embossed on the black die cut tag and attached with a little red clothespin from my stash.  Maybe you need to add some of these great products to your Christmas wishlist!  I’ll see you next time.

GRETA

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Inspire Me Friday – {Happy Birthday}

Hello and happy black Friday everyone!  Rosemary here with another Inspire Me Friday post using the very versatile Everyday stamp set.   Today I have combine the Everyday set with the super fun (and also very versatile!) Happy Mail stamp set to create a birthday card.

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The starting point for my card were some lovely winter themed 6×6 papers that I found in my stash.  I pulled out the soft gray/green gingham piece, stamped it three time with the envelope image from Happy Mail using a gray/green ink that was several shades darker than the paper and then trimmed out the envelopes.  Lucky for me there was a strip of the woodgrain pattern that had the same soft grey/green in it that I could use for my design.  I trimmed the piece down a little bit to fit my card front and then stamped it with the little hearts background image from the Everyday set with the darker ink.   A piece of off white cardstock was adhered to my kraft cardstock base and then I adhered the stamped panel.  Up in the left hand corner I stamped a sweet little postage stamp image and the cancellation lines in a light gray ink.  The envelops were adhered to the card front with foam dots.    The sentiments from the Everyday set were stamped on some kraft paper in VersaFine CLAIR Nocturne, trimmed out and adhered to finish off the card.    This is a more feminine design, but it could definitely work for a guy by switching up the colors and papers.   Precious Remembrance Shop is having a Black Friday sale so make sure you check it out!

Hope you have a wonderful day and thanks for stopping by!

Hey There… rosigld

ROSEMARY

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Create It Wednesday~Time for Tags

You’ve probably noticed there is a lot of tag making in blogland right now.  I joined in the craze using 3 Precious Remembrance Stamp sets:  Everyday, Happy Mail and Oh Christmas.
PRS DT Tag Much Better sharperThe sketchy circle from Everyday was white embossed on the large die cut tag to make snowballs.  Team member Lisa came up with that idea and I love it!   Distress Oxide Faded Jeans was used for the emboss resist technique and tiny white dots were added with a pen.   I stamped a branch from Oh Christmas at the top and bottom of a smaller tag using Distress Oxide Cracked Pistachio.  The words from Happy Mail were stamped with Faded Jeans and I attached the small tag to the large one using foam tape.  Luckily, this piece of ribbon was just the right color and the dots tied in perfectly.  I thought a bit of sparkle was needed, so finished off with a glittery white dot.  Now I just have to buy the perfect gift!

Happy Thanksgiving to all of you in the US and I’ll see you next time.

GRETA

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