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!

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ROSEMARY

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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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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!

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ROSEMARY

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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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Inspire Me Friday – {let it snow!}

Happy Friday everyone!  Rosemary here with a new Inspire Me Friday post.   I’m sharing a card today that I made using the Everyday stamp set along with the fun Oh Christmas stamp set.  My card isn’t a Christmas card, but one that you could send out at any time during the winter season.

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I started with a A2 sized piece of white cardstock and stamped the background image from the Everyday stamp set that looks like a snow flurry across the top of the piece in watermark ink, applied white embossing powder and then heat set.  I then pulled out my Distress Oxide inks and lightly inked up the top of the panel where the embossing is with Broken China distress oxide ink and fading it out toward the middle of the card.   I placed my panel in my stamping tool and then using a scalloped rectangle die as a guide I placed the sentiment from Oh Christmas on the panel.  I removed the die and then stamped the sentiment in VersaFine CLAIR Morning Mist ink.  The panel was then die cut with the scalloped rectangle die.    I set aside the die cut rectangle and then adhered the panel to a white cardstock base.  The rectangle was then adhered using foam dimensionals.  I finished with some white baker’s twine tied in a bow.    I really like the way the stamped image looks like a flurry of snow!

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ROSEMARY

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Inspire Me Friday – {happy halloween}

Happy Friday everyone!  Hope you had a great week!  I’m popping in today with a fun little Halloween card that I made using four different (yep… four!) Precious Remembrance Shop stamp sets!   The four sets are Beware (currently on sale for $7.99!), Fall Colors, Positive Thoughts and New Day.

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As I thought about what I was going to make for this week’s post I went through all of my PRS stamp sets.  I knew I was going to use the Beware set, but wanted to mix things up a bit and when I saw the Positive Thoughts set I thought the circles image would work perfectly with the icon images from the Beware set.  So I started playing around with those two sets and working out my layout.   As I worked on the design I threw in the dots images from the New Day set and really liked what I saw.  I pulled out traditional fall/Halloween colors and got to work putting together my final design.   Once all the stamping was done I decided that the card needed just a little bit more so I added in the little splatter images from the Fall Colors set using Delicata Celestial Copper ink.  You can’t tell it is copper in the photo, but it looks really pretty in real life.    The challenge this week at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge is Halloween/spooky so I’m going to add this to their gallery.   And make sure you come back to the blog tomorrow as there will be a fun hop going on to celebrate the release of a new Precious RemembranceShop stamp set!  YAY!!

Have a wonderful day!

Hey There… rosigrl

ROSEMARY

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Inspire Me Friday – {fall colors}

Hello and happy Friday everyone!  How is your October going?  We are having a lovely October so far.  A little rain, but now lots of sunshine and trees sporting their beautiful fall colors!  With that in mind I created a card that reflects a lot of those beautiful fall colors using the appropriately named Fall Colors stamp set and the Positive Thoughts stamp set.

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I started my card by stamping a panel with the leaf images from the set in fall shades of rust, pumpkin orange, and mustard yellow.  I then added in some light brown using the rings image from Positive Thoughts.    I then trimmed the panel down and added the mesh image from Fall Colors with a light yellow ink (although it doesn’t look yellow in my photo).   Then I had a bit of messy fun and added some BoBunny glitter paste in pumpkin using a stencil that I made using a die that create a panel full of circles.  Once the glitter paste was dry I matted the piece with some dark brown woodgrain cardstock.  Before layering it onto my kraft card base I stamped the leaves and one of the small splatter images along one side using kraft ink.   I stamped the sentiment on vellum and embossed it using copper embossing powder.  Looks so pretty in real life!   I finished things off by wrapping some twine along the spine of the card and tying it in a half bow.

Hope you have a wonderful day!

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ROSEMARY

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Inspire Me Friday – {open if you dare}

Happy last Friday in September everyone!  Rosemary here with a treat bag that I made using the fun Precious Remembrance Shop Beware stamp set.   I must admit that I was inspired to make my treat bag when I saw my teammate Lisa’s super cute little treat box!

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I started with a black treat bag that I had in my stash and created a spider web on it using a spider web doily and Prima Color Bloom Pearl White spray mist.   Before actually spraying the bag I folded down the top of bag.   I created the medallion using a die I have for that purpose and some patterned paper from a My Mind’s Eye Halloween paper pad.   I die cut a piece of coordinating paper with a scalloped circle die.  I used some glue to adhere the medallion to a circle of cardstock and then adhered the scalloped circle to the front.   I stamped the image from the Beware set in orange ink, die cut it with a circle die and then adhered it to the scalloped circle.   The cat and two bats were die cut from glitter cardstock and then adhered to the medallion and the bag as shown.  I stamped the two sentiments on some coordinating paper, trimmed them out and adhered them to the back.    The final touch was to adhered the medallion to the top of the bag.

Have a wonderful day!

Hey There… rosigrl

ROSEMARY

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Inspire Me Friday – {thankful for you}

Happy Friday everyone!  Rosemary here with one final thank you inspired card.  Fall is almost upon us so for this card I pulled out one of my most favorite Precious Remembrance Shop stamp sets to create my card.  That set is the beautiful Fall Colors.  This set has three gorgeous leaf images and lots of lovely sentiments.

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As you can see this one is all stamping using a lovely fall palette of red, orange and green.  The grid image was actually stamped in a kraft colored ink, but it is readinig gray in the photo.   I started by stamping the grid image three times and then added in the leaves in red, orange and green.  I added in some small splatters using two different splatter images from the set and the same inks.    To finish off the card I stamped the label image in the kraft ink and then stamped the sentiment from the set partially inside the label.   The panel was then die cut and adhered to my light gray card base.   If you don’t own the Fall Colors stamp set already, you should really consider adding it to your stamp collection.  It can be used for all four seasons and not just fall!

Have a wonderful day!

ROSEMARY

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Inspire Me Friday {thank you so much}

Happy Friday everyone!   Hope you are enjoying the last day of August!  I have another thank you card to share with you today.   This one uses more of the fun images from the Thanks stamp set.  I seem to be on a mission to use all of the images in the set, lol!   But there are so many that it is hard not to make cards using all of them!

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This time I used the fun word search image and the thank you so much image.  I stamped the word search four times on some light blue patterned paper and then trimmed them out.  I adhered the pieces to a panel of white cardstock.  The thank you so much image was stamped on a green patterned paper and then trimmed it out.  I added diamond Stickles to all the hearts and once the Stickles were dry I adhered the piece as you see.  The panel was then adhered to my card base.

Hope you have a wonderful Labor Day weekend!

Hey There… rosigrl!

ROSEMARY

 

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