Inspire Me Friday – {A Gift Bag}

Hello PRS fans!!  I’m here today sharing a fun little gift bag that I put together using some pieces from the Daily Thoughts Bits & Pieces pack, stamps from the Daily Thoughts stamp set and one of the white bags available in the Precious Remembrance Shop store.


I started my project by pulling out some of the pieces that I wanted to use.  The color scheme was based on the color of the stars that appear on the ends of two of the word strips.  I found some patterned paper that was a good match and created a rosette using a die I have in my collection.  To stabilize the rosette I added a circle to the back and then adhered the circular sentiment and the strip sentiments from the Daily Thoughts Bits & Pieces collection.  I cut a strip of patterned paper from the same collection as the rosette and stamped it with one of the little square images from the Daily Thoughts set using inks that were a close match to the colors of the stars.  Then I used the star images from the Daily Thoughts set to randomly stamp all over the white bag using the same colors.   Once I had the bag covered to my liking I adhered the stamp strip.  I found baker’s twine in my stash that matched and tied that around the bag making the bow rather large so it would peek out from around the rosette once I adhered it to the bag.   A quick gift bag that you could fill with small goodies to gift to a good friend or family member!  I hope I inspired you to create a gift bag for a special occasion!

Have a wonderful day!!


Hey There… rosigrl!

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{create it wednesday} – a twofer and a goodbye

Happy Wednesday Precious Remembrance Shop fans!!   Rosemary here on the blog today to share two cards that I made using the Sweet Pea stamp set.  Today is a bit of a sad day for me as this is my last post as a member of the Precious Remembrance Shop design team.   It was a hard decision to make as Dyane is one of the sweetest people you could ever find and it has been so much fun being a part of the team, but as the poet Geoffrey Chaucer wrote “all good things must come to an end”.   And so my time with Precious Remembrance Shop has come to an end.  But, you will still find me creating with my PRS stamps (which I LOVE) and like the rest of you I will be eagerly awaiting the next release!!  Now… on to my first card!

two peas

I decided to do some watercoloring and so I stamped one of the little pea pod images on some watercolor paper with VersaMark watermark ink, applied white embossing powder and heat set.  (I actually did that twice you will see the other one on the second card.)  I then taped my watercolor cardstock to a little wooden cutting board I have and did my watercoloring.  Taping the watercolor cardstock down helps to cut down on the warping that occurs when you watercolor.   After I had colored the pea pod I added a little wash of color using a lighter shade of green than the one used for the pea pod.  I die cut the image along with a tag from some patterned paper.  The sentiment was stamped and adhered all the layers to my card base.  Finished things off with a bow made from light green and light pink baker’s twine. sweet pea thanks

The second card uses the same layout the only difference is that I used a sentiment from the PRS set Thanks and created a little banner.  Because the patterned paper had a bolder look to it I used dark pink baker’s twine along with the light green to create my little bow.  I created the second card as a little ‘thank you’ to Dyane for seeking me out and asking me to join the PRS design team.  I will never forget that day and just how excited I was to be asked!  It has been a true honor being a part of this wonderful team!!   Oh… and one more thing!  Did you see the yummy new sequins Dyane has in the shop???  I will be picking up some to add to my growing sequin stash… I hope you do to!!!

Thanks for stopping by today…


hey there… rosigrld



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{create it wednesday}… Merry Christmas

Hello PRS friends!!!  Rosemary here on the blog today.  Are you lovin’ the new Sketchy Christmas stamp set???  I know I am!!   Today I have a card I made using the Sketchy Christmas set and traditional Christmas colors of red and green with a touch of gold.   I used the current sketch from Sweet Sunday Sketch so I will post my card there, as well.

I stamped on of the trees from Sketchy Christmas using VersaMark watermark ink, applied some JudiKins Twinkle Pine embossing powder, heat set it and then trimmed it out.  A thin banner was die cut from white cardstock and then stamped with the sentiment in a dark red ink.   To finish off the card I die cut a panel from white cardstock and then two of the smaller panels from mirror gold and dark red cardstock.  The two were adhered together and then adhered to the white panel.  The tree and banner were added along with a wood veneer star that was inked with gold ink.  To make everything pop a bit more I adhered the main panel to a kraft cardstock base.

Thanks for stopping by today…

hey there… rosigrl 


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{create it wednesday} awesome…

Happy Wednesday PRS fans!!  Rosemary here with my last post showcasing the new School Days stamp set.  But fear not… there are plenty more design team posts scheduled using this fun new set and something new coming really soon {wink}!   Today I went clean and simple for my card and used the primary colors of green, red and blue.

After die cutting a panel of white cardstock I stamped the three circle images from School Days using the red, green and blue inks and then punched them out.    Two of the sentiment from the set (I’m so proud of you! and You are awesome!) were stamped on white cardstock and die cut using a banner die.  All of the icons were arranged on the cardstock panel and then the banner adhered on top as shown.  Like I said… clean and simple!

Thanks for stopping by today…



hey there… rosigrl 


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{create it wednesday} thanks…

Hey PRS fans!!!  Happy Wednesday to you!!  Rosemary here with a fall thank you card that I made using School Days (just released!) and the lovely PRS set Fall Colors.   I just love the sketchy leaves and the sentiments in that set.  For my card I used the large “thanks” from School Days and the three leaves from Fall Colors.

I started by watercoloring three fall colors (red, yellow and light brown) on a piece of watercolor paper using my Kuretaki Gansai Tambi watercolors.   After the piece was dry I stamped the leaves using a kraft colored ink and the “thanks” using a dark brown ink.   I then die cut the piece using a rectangle die that leaves a nice pierced edge around your piece.   A second larger rectangle was also die cut and some dark brown hemp twine was wrapped around that panel.  I adhered the “thanks” panel on top and then adhered the whole thing to a card base.  Some additional dark brown twine was tied around the wrapped string and the ends adhered to the card for a little finishing touch.

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{create it wednesday}… Love this

Hey PRS fans!!  Rosemary here with my last {Create It Wednesday} post showcasing the newest Precious Remembrance Shop releases:  This Moment and Love Coupon.  My card today uses both sets along with another PRS set Positive Thoughts.    As many of you know the Spring Coffee Lover’s blog hop is going on right now and even though I’m not a coffee drinker I have really gotten into the spirit of things and made several coffee themed cards.  My card today is also coffee themed so I will be posting it to the Spring Coffee Lover’s blog hop.

Now Precious Remembrance Shop has a great coffee themed set called “Coffee Love“, but I wanted to show you how you could use other PRS sets to create a coffee themed card.  I mainly used images from the Love Coupon set to create my stamped background, adding in the circles image from Positive Thoughts as it reminds me of coffee rings.  I used light blue, grey and kraft inks to stamp all of my images on some Teresa Collins Studio Gold patterned paper.  The sentiment (created using the large word “love” from Love Coupon and a portion of a sentiment from This Moment) was stamped in black ink and then I added the die cut word coffee.  The edges of the patterned paper were distressed a bit and then matted with kraft cardstock.

Thanks for stopping by…

Hey There… rosigrl!


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{Create It Wednesday} Sip… if you dare!

Hello PRS fans!!  Rosemary here with my last {Create It Wednesday} post using the Beware set.  I don’t know about you, but I have had loads of fun making different projects using this versatile little set.   The project I’m sharing today is actually the first one I made when I received the set, but saved it until the last!   A friend gave me some Halloween related goodies one day and one of the items was a pack of black and white straws.  When my Beware set arrived in the mail I just knew I had to create something for those straws.  This is the results:

I die cut some patterned paper from the October Afternoon Witch Hazel paper pad using a Spellbinders lacey circles die to create my rosettes.  (Each rosette takes two die cut circles to create.  If you are interested in how I made the rosettes, just let me know and I can do a tutorial on my blog.)  Once I had my rosettes created I stamped the icons using orange and purple inks, punched them out and then adhered them to the rosettes.    I used my hot glue gun to adhere the finished rosettes to straw to give them a bit strong attachment.   Here is a close up of the rosettes.

I love how they turned out and as you can see from the first picture, they go perfectly with the little wrapped treats that I created for my previous {Create it Wednesday} post.    Thanks for stopping by… and Happy Halloween!!

hey there…rosigrl 


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