{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!!!

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ROSEMARY_DT

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{create it wednesday} a treat bag

Happy Wednesday Precious Remembrance Shop fans!!  Rosemary here to share a little Valentine’s day treat bag that I made using the new Sweet Pea stamp set and the Love Coupon stamp set.

treat bag

I started by making the little treat bag using a Sizzix treat bag die set.  Once that was finished I stamped the coupon image from Love Coupon on some patterned paper and trimmed it out.  One of the sweet pea images from Sweet Pea was stamped in the center using dark red ink.  A little sentiment from Love Coupon was stamped on additional patterned paper and trimmed it out.   The red glitter strip was created by die cut the piece with a die from the treat bag die set.  I adhered that to my little bag along with the coupon and then added the twine tied in a bow.  The little hearts that were die cut from the strip were randomly added to the bag as well.  I adhered the sentiment strip and then added the little arrow paper clip.   The little hearts in the corner were stamped in dark red ink using an image from Sweet Pea.  This little treat bag would be even easier to put together using a pre-made treat bag.

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ROSEMARY_DT

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{create it wednesday}… totally sweet

Hello Precious Remembrance Shop fans!!! Rosemary here with my first post of the new year!!  Have you all be enjoying all the projects the design team has made with the newly released and super adorable Sweet Pea stamp set??  I know I have!!  Today I have a card to share using that very stamp set!   During this past Christmas I learned that my niece is going to have a baby!!  My sister (her mom) is over the moon to finally be a gramma!  When the new Sweet Pea stamp set arrived in my mailbox I immediately thought of my niece and created a card that would be perfect for a baby shower.  Now… I don’t know if my niece is having a boy or a girl yet, but changing up the color scheme would be super easy!

totally sweet 2

I started this card by picking out some patterned paper to use and chose some papers from a couple of different My Mind’s Eye paper pads and did a little bit of paper piecing using one of the sweet little pea pod images on a white cardstock rectangle.   The sentiment was added using the same green ink that the images were stamped in.  The mat for that panel was die cut from some pink patterned paper.  I die cut the lattice panel from white cardstock, attached it to a pink cardstock base and then adhered the image panel.   A sprinkling of the pale green sequins from the Pretty Pink Posh Sweet Pea sequin mix were added and I was done.

Thanks for stopping by today… and don’t forget you still have three opportunities to win this new set and the Sweet Pea sequin mix!

ROSEMARY_DT

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{create it wednesday} More Merry Christmas…

Happy Wednesday Precious Remembrance Shop fans!!  Rosemary here with one last Christmas card using Sketchy Christmas.  I have had so much fun creating different cards using this fun set!!  This time I did manage to make a card that wasn’t the traditional Christmas colors of red and green, lol!!

For this card I used some papers from the BasicGrey Aspen Frost pad and created a snowy little scene.  The snowflake paper was die cut and then a off white cardstock panel was cut using the same rectangle die.  I then die cut that panel using some border dies to create my “snowy” hills.  I stamped the bottom hill with the sentiment and then layered them, popping up the bottom one for dimension.  The trees were stamped on the olive green paper using brown ink (which ended up looking olive!), trimmed out and adhered to the hills.  I added some Ice Stickles glitter glue to create a snowy look on the ground around a few of the trees as well as on the hills and then added the holographic snowflakes to the tops of each tree as a finishing touch.   I quite like how it turned out!!  I’m adding this to the current Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge:  die cuts.

Thanks for stopping by today… wishing everyone a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!!

Rosemary

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{create it wednesday} 3 trees…

Happy Wednesday PRS fans!!!  Rosemary here with another card using the Sketchy Christmas stamp set.  Did you pick up some yummy new PRS stamps this past weekend?   I hope you did!!  Dyane sure had some fantastic deals going on.  I have another Christmas card to share and I swore to myself that I wasn’t going to make another traditional red and green Christmas card, but guess what???  I did, lol!!   I recently purchased pads of Christmas paper from My Mind’s Eye and Pink Paislee.    Alot of papers in both pads are done in traditional reds and greens and since they were within close reach I just had to use them.

I die cut some woodgrain paper from the My Mind’s Eye Sleighbells 6×6 pad as my main panel and a piece of red patterned paper from the Pink Paislee Yuletide 6×6 pad as a mat.  The little trees were cut from the patterned that was found on the reverse side of the woodgrain piece and then adhered to the card.   I added the sentiment in red, a few red sequins and I was done.  Another easy to mass produce Christmas card.

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{create it wednesday}… More Merry Christmas!

Happy Wednesday Precious Remembrance Shop fans!!  Rosemary here with another card to share using the Sketchy Christmas stamp set.  I am obviously in a traditional red and green Christmas card mood, lol!!  Some of that has to do with the fact that I’m trying to use what I find close by in my little crafty area and one of the things I found was a piece of polka dot patterned paper in an olive green color.    I grabbed a piece of red and white patterned paper, some inks in corresponding colors, some dies and I was ready to create.   The layout is based on the current Sweet Sunday Sketch so I will be posting my card there.

The sketch is pretty straight forward.   I layered up the patterned papers on my white cardstock card base and then after die cutting the white circle stamped the tree.  A little sequin snowflake was added to the top of the tree.   The sentiment strips were stamped in red ink, trimmed out and adhered to the tree.  A little bit of Diamond stickles was added to the base of the tree and dots added to the tree for a bit of sparkle.  Super simple and easy to reproduce in other color schemes.

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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.

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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!

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Rosemary

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{create it wednesday} eeek!!

Happy Wednesday PRS fans!!!   I popping in today with a spooky little card that combines two older Precious Remembrance Shop sets (Fall Colors and Beware) with the newly released School Days set.   I love paper piecing the school bus and this time I turned it into a spooky one.

I stamped the bus on some patterned paper from the My Mind’s Eye Happy Hauntings 6×6 pad and then trimmed out the entire bus, as well as the windows on the bus.  The little zombie doll image, as well as the spider web image from Beware was stamped on some additional paper, trimmed out and then adhered in the open windows.   For my little scene I created “trees” using one of leaves from the Fall Colors set.  I inked up the leaf using grey ink, wiped some of the ink off and then stamped.   The “moon” was created using the “October 31st” image from Beware and stamped in yellow.   The “eeeks” were added by inking up another image from Beware, wiping off the parts that weren’t needed and then stamping.   I added a hazy/foggy look by inking up the cardstock with some Ranger Pumice Stone Distress ink and Memento London Fog ink.   Finished off the card by adhering my spooky bus with foam dimensionals.

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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.

Thanks for stopping by today….

Rosemary

 

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