Memory Box Sending Love card and sale…

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Hi everyone!  Sharing another valentine today… I love this stripe look and I think this card could easy be masculine too!

I used the new Memory Box Sending Love and Heart Wire dies and Memory Box notecards. HERE are the notecard colors Cindy/SLS has in stock right now…

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I used Licorice, Cranberry (SLS has Cranberry) and Pool notecards for my card today and they are available at Birchpressdesign.com. Arrow through the colors to find the ones you want.

A few Doodlebug Sprinkles on the Heart Stream die cut.

This could easy be a shaker again but I like it like this too!  hehe

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I wanted to let you know there’s an awesome sale going on at Scrapbook.com too!  I just saw Concord and 9th!  I gotta go shop! That Hello Lovely stamp set is calling my name! lol

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Linking up to challenges…

House of Cards challenge – Love theme and/or colors

AAA Clean and Simple challenge – Love theme and CAS

The Paper Players challenge – Will you be my Valentine?

Kara’s 300 Weeks of  Inspiration Challenge – my pick is Julia from week #224 (read all bout it at the link for the challenge)

Scrapyland Challenge – Anything Goes (I used Memory Box)

Thanks for stopping by!  We did get snow in case you were wondering! hehe  It’s so pretty and bright!  I was able to take pictures yesterday and they came out good!  yay for light!

ttul!

A snow-globe kind of birthday card…

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I had fun using some Papertrey Ink dies and Taylored Expressions stamps to make this card.  A Distress ink background with ink spatters…some copic coloring and fussy cutting and it was ready to put together.

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A very fun shape card and the first time for me to use this stamp set!  So I’m linking up to Darnell’s NBUS challenge #10!  yay!

The challenge at Stamping Sensations Challenge blog is Animal Magic so I’m linking up there too.

The challenge at Crazy 4 Challenges blog is a card with an animal too…count me in!

Over at Jingle Belles Challenge the theme is ‘let the flakes fall where they may’  So cute!

Here’s a close up…

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It could’ve easy been a shaker but I like it a lot this way too!  Just making paper snow this year!  I think the snow is all going north of us. hehe  Sorry northerners!

Thanks for stopping by!  ‘preciate it and no I won’t ask you to go count how many snow-globe stamps and dies you own already. #chuckle

Memory Box Plush Big Bumble…

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Made you smile!  Isn’t this just the cutest bumble bee ever?!  ok, yes, I am biased! lol  So cute and quick to sew up!

Just in time to say, “Bee Mine Valentine”!

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I do love hearts and felt hearts on bees and snowmen for sure! hehe

Thanks for stopping by today! This bit of yellow will be my sunshine today!

Here’s the supply links…(thx for shopping through my links, I appreciate it!)

Neat and Tangled Merry Bear Birthday Card…

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Look at this adorable little snowman! It’s family birthday time again and our youngest grandson is turning two tomorrow!  Where does the time go?!

I wanted to play in the NBUS challenge with the option of color pencil on kraft.  I love how this almost looks like wood!

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I stamped with the MISTI, colored with pencil, then went back and using the MISTI again, I left the stamps where they were, inked with black pigment embossing ink, stamped them and heat embossed them with black powder.

So many times when you color with pencils you lose the strong black line.  We used to do this years ago when Stampa Rosa had the House Mouse stamps. We would stamp them their stamp positioner, color them with Tombow markers and then come back and emboss them over the top of the marker coloring.  Amazing the difference.

Next time I am going to color the image right in the MISTI without moving the card-stock.  There was enough ‘user error’ this time that I had to stamp the bear a few times and ended up with a thicker black line then the stamp really has. grrr   Still cute though!

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Hopefully we’ll get some snow for his birthday!  haha  It’s been a weird, rainy Winter for Iowa.  Not used to dark and dreary.  It’s usually bright with snow!  I’m sure we’ll get those Winters again.

Linking up to Darnell’s NBUS Challenge #8 – optional theme ‘use color pencils on kraft’

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Thanks for stopping by!  See you again soon and I’ll have a special announcement soon too!

Products I used…

Printworks Collection 2016 LE Snowman, Little Rascals…

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Could this pair be any cuter?  The ‘snow play‘ sentiment fits the image to a ‘t’!  This is the NEW 2016 Limited Edition Snowman from Printworks Collection.  Part of their latest release which includes more snowmen and wonderful Winter/Snow sentiments. You just can’t get any cuter than Annette’s super cute snowmen!

I stamped the snowflake stamp in the background on Strathmore 140# Mixed Media Card-stock with Versamark ink and heat embossed them with white embossing powder.

Distress ink pads and the ink blending tools blend wonderfully on this Mixed Media card-stock. I blended over the embossed snowflakes with a couple different blues and spattered some blue ink and then white with a paintbrush.

I painted/colored the snowman and pup with a combination of Zig Clean Color Brush Markers and Distress Inks. Stamped on watercolor paper with Ranger Archival Black ink and cut out by hand.

The snow border is a new poppystamps die, Dotted Curve.

Wow, the last few weeks…where did they go?!  I’ve been making cards, just can’t show them! waaahhh   In the meantime, my camera just up and quit one morning!  Did you hear me scream? A new camera was not on my radar! If you know me, you know I like to research and develop so to speak. lol

Yes, I lost sleep! Thanks to a generous husband, a very knowledgeable friend and a great salesman at the camera store I have a new camera and now if the sun would just shine…. hehe   I’ll figure it out!  I have to! lol

Tomorrow is our area stamp club so I’m going to escape from home for a few hours.  I am probably the only person that still hasn’t taken their Christmas tree down.  I knew it wasn’t a good idea to get a fake tree!  Quit laughing at me!  haha  I’ve been very busy! lol

I’ve missed coming here and chatting through comments.  I always appreciate hearing from you and thank you so much to those that sent me Christmas cards!  I LOVED them all!

I’ll be back!