Memory Box Forest Branch Collage and Enchanted Deer Collage Card and Video…

Hi everyone! A card and a video to share today. I love all the dies Memory Box has come out with for layering die cuts and these two really lend themselves to the tunnel card look!  I’m always so happy when I get to use kraft and brown ink too! lol

Here’s a couple close ups of the dimension you can achieve with just the 2mm craft foam between the two layers…still perfectly mailable in an A2 envelope!

Here’s a sped up video with no sound. hehe I tried adding music but it wasn’t long enough for the video and I couldn’t figure out how to add more. You Tube’s video manager threatens to add ads to your video if you use it. ugh. sigh. They have to pay for all the HUGE and I mean HUGE buildings they are building north of us for Google and all things connected, Facebook etc. If you’re traveling across Iowa ever on Interstate 80, you won’t miss them!

Now for the not fancy video! lol  Hey, at least it’s in living color! hoho

 

Holler if you have any questions…

Linking my card to some challenges…

Freshly Made Sketches

Dies R Us Challenge – Celebrations

Scrapyland Challenge – Anything Goes

Happy Little Stampers – Anything Goes with Dies June

 

Thanks for stopping by.  I appreciate all your comments and emails so much!

Shopping links to the products I used for this card…

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A couple more Memory Box Aster cards…

Two cards today from the same dies but oriented differently…this one I used  the Stitched Aster Panel more like a frame and went horizontal so the words would fit. I really like this word die. lol

I die cut in Memory Box White notecards, colored everything with Copic Sketch Markers and mounted them to a Memory Box Chipboard notecard.

Oh, I cut more of each of the Stitched Aster Blooms die from white, colored them the same and layered them on top of the panel.

I die cut Wishing You Manuscript die three times, glued them together and adhered it in the center.

On the inside I die cut the Happy Birthday Friendship Script and layered it on a stitched rectangle

The heart was just laying on my desk leftover from Valentines Day I guess, so I stuck it on! hehe

Linking my card to the Seize the Birthday Challenge – Anything Goes

Die Cut Divas – May Flowers

This next card is back to the White Aster similar to what I posted on Tuesday.

I embossed a piece of kraft card-stock with Hobby Lobby’s woodgrain embossing folder, taped it to an A2 Memory Box white notecard then glued on  two die cut and colored Stitched Aster Panels keeping the frame to the center on both.  Kinda gives the impression of a gatefold card and it could easy be a gatefold, I just didn’t want to make it that because it’s too hard to get a picture of. Excuses, excuses, haha  Die cut some Stitched Aster Blooms to add more petals to the flowers.

I cut the Dazzling Dragonfly die from vellum and white card-stock.  I colored the vellum pieces on the back side with Copic Sketch Markers. For the body I taped the vellum over the white cut and glued it to the wings.

I added Nuvo drops to the little buds. I think that’s it for these two cards…holler if you have any questions.

Linking my card to Simon Says Stamp Work it Wednesday May 2017 – put a little sunshine on your card

Die Cut Divas – May Flowers

Thanks for stopping by today. Enjoy the long weekend! ttul!

Memory Box Stitched Aster Corner and Blooms…

Hello!  The sentiment on this card describes this time of your perfectly, agree? It’s so green here and the few flowers I have, in pots, are looking good! hehe

Ugh, I couldn’t just use this Stitched Aster corner die in the corners…oh no, I had to tip one upside down and use the other standing, dancing on it’s slender stem! lol

I die cut more petals with the Stitched Aster Blooms die to get a sweet daisy look.

I colored the white die cuts with Copic Sketch Markers and mounted them to the chipboard card base with mounting squares just under the flowers. The card edges are inked with Gathered Twigs Distress ink and the mini ink blending tool.

The sentiment is stamped and embossed with white embossing powder on a strip of black card-stock.

Linking up to some wonderful challenge blogs…

Double D Challenges – Flowers Galore

Simon Says Stamp Work It Wednesday May 2017 – Sunshine

Happy Little Stampers – Anything Goes With Dies May 2017

Die Cut Divas – May Flowers

I’ll be back this week with more cards! Thanks for stopping by and for all your wonderful comments!  I appreciate them so much!

 

Pure Innocence Spring Friends and Rubiks cube birthday cards…

Family birthday time again…we had our party at the area lake yesterday afternoon for 4 family members.  Two of the cards I’ve already posted so here’s the other two!

I love this sweet Pure Innocence Spring Friend stamp set and die set from MFT stamps. It was perfect for our granddaughter Anya’s 12th birthday!

I used sentiments from Taylored Expressions Free Spirit stamp set, inked with TE Oreo ink pad and the MISTI stamping tool.

She’s colored with Copic Sketch markers and die cut with the coordinating die set also from MFT stamps. I stamped her with the MISTI and Oreo ink too.

I mounted the images on an A2 Top fold card base.

Linking to some challenges…

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge – A Hint of Pink

Seize the Birthday  Challenge – Anything Goes

Next up is the card I made for our grandson Lane’s 15th birthday. A handsome guy that loves to do Rubiks cube and is very fast at it.  His fastest time is 20 seconds! Amazing!

I used the Memory Box Modern Tile die to get my cubes, die cutting from  black and trimming out the 9 squares to make the cubes. Then I die cut it 5 times with multiple colors.  I just cut squares of card-stock so I only cut the required number of squares.

The sentiment on the front and message (you’re awesome) on the inside are from the Taylored Expressions Bold Brushstrokes stamp set.  A perfect set for teens!  Stamped with the MISTI and TE Oreo stamp pad again…love the bold black image you can get with multiple inking and stamping.  YAY MISTI!

Linking to some challenges…

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge – It’s a Frame Up

Seize the Birthday Challenge – Anything Goes

It was a beautiful day for a picnic and fishing. We had a wonderful time making memories!

Thanks for stopping by today! Happy card-making to you!

Memory Box, Lawn Fawn and Stampin Up cards…

Hi everyone!  I’m back today with 3 cards to share.  This first one features a sky writin’ airplane from the Flying High Stamp set!  So cute…colored it with Copic Sketch markers. The clouds are from the coordinating Flying High die set. I just used the cloud dies from the set without stamping them.

The background is the new Cool Cloud Collage die.  So many ‘cool’ ways to use it!

The banners are the new Birthday Pennant die…I die cut in white card-stock and colored with a few of the T series Copic Sketch markers.

Linking to some challenges…

Seize the Birthday Challenge – Anything Goes

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge – Anything Goes

Addicted to Stamps and More Challenge – CAS

Happy Little Stampers Challenge – Anything Goes with Dies

Sweet Stampin’ Challenge – I wish I could fly (airplane is stamped and colored)

 

Next up is a scene that I started when these stamps came out…I just ‘unearthed’ it on one of my desks I was cleaning off.  It just needed colored and put together!  yay

I fell in love with this You Make Life Fun stamp set and coordinating die set. The grass is inked with Peeled Paint Distress ink and the ink blending tool and the sky is inked with Tumbled Glass and Broken China Distress ink and the ink blending tool. (I must’ve used another green ink on the grass too because Peeled Paint is a better green than this. lol  Next time I’ll use Mowed Lawn!)

I colored the images with Copic Sketch Markers… so easy and fun… click on the pictures to see it full size.  This card fits in a business size A10 envelope.

I love these cute new cloud dies!  I stamped the sentiment on the front with Lawn Fawn Walnut ink in the MISTI stamping tool.

Linking to some challenges…

Lawn Fawn Fawnatics Challenge – Outstanding Occasions

The next card is one that my friend Jan had us make at stamp club earlier this month.  Pretty sure the stamps and papers are from Stampin Up. She had us paper piece the fun image.

Linking my card to some challenges…

Fusion Card Challenge – sketch

Addicted to Stamps and More – CAS

Die Cuttin Divas Challenge – polka dots

We had several visitors at our club meeting this month!  It was so fun!  One of them was one of the gals that comments here on my blog!  We have chatted a time or two and ended up she lives in IA so she drove an hour and 45 minutes to join us!  It was so fun to meet you Louise!!!  I enjoyed stamping and visiting with you so much! (what a crazy day for the AC to not work at the library where we meet!)  Everyone was a good sport about it and fortunately they were able to provide us with two fans!  There always has to be drama you know! lol  Anyway, we’re trying to get Louise to start a blog cuz her cards are beautiful!

Thank you again Jan for the fabulous program!  We appreciated it!

That’s it for today!  Thank you so much for stopping by and reading my post! I always smile thinking of you all and wishing we could all meet for a stamp club!  Now that would be awesome! (wild! lol)

I always love hearing from you!

Shopping links to the products I used to make these cards… (SSS, SB.com and Blue Moon are affiliate links) 

Memory Box Watching the World Bloom Wreath…

Hi friends! I see so many photos and read so many posts/threads here and there right now, of all the excitement of new life that Spring brings, the blessing of why we have Easter which brings me to why I love this card!

Happiness is watching the world bloom around us!

I colored the wreath with some quick, basic Copic coloring…die cut the wreath, from the coordinating die set, in a square rectangle layers panel. I mounted it with foam tape so there would be a fair amount of dimension but still be snail mail friendly.

I heat embossed the sentiment on vellum and wrapped it over the top square layer and adhering it on the back side.

One of my favorite cards I’ve made so far this year!

Linking to some challenges…

Die Cuttin’ Divas – Easter or Spring

Shopping our Stash – use punches or dies

Scrapyland Challenge #63 – Anything Goes (a brand carried at Scrapyland)

Happy Little Stampers – Anything Goes with Dies

Stamping Sensations – Anything Goes with stamping (wreath and sentiment)

Thanks for stopping by today! Hope you have some blooming happening where you live!

Here’s what I used on this card…

Penny Black Flower Cascade and Memory Box Happy Birthday Friendship Script…

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Hello!!!  It’s about time I got a blog post written! Our middle daughter’s birthday was Friday and this was her birthday card… I sat down and colored for a change!

This beautiful image is from Penny Black, Flower Cascade.  I purchased it from Starlitstudio.net.  It’s out of stock now but Cindy has a ton of other gorgeous Penny Black stamps to stamp and color!  An amazing and I mean AMAZING Penny Black sale HERE and FABULOUS new releases HERE and HERE with great prices!  It’s out of stock at Simon Says Stamp too. ugh. Hopefully you can find it at your local stamp store if you’re fortunate to have one!

HERE’s another store with Penny Black and a sale going on right now too!

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Scrapbook.com is celebrating National Craft Month with a store-wide sale! For 3 days only, take an EXTRA 10% OFF EVERYTHING in the store. Many items are already on sale, so your final prices in the shopping cart will be 10% to 80% OFF. Use coupon CRAFTYDEAL at checkout. Coupon expires on March 8th, 2017 at midnight MST. *Only one coupon code per order. Offer excludes gift certificates.  (they have the best price on the big shot HERE – my favorite die cutting machine!)

Back to the card…hehe

I colored with Copic Sketch Markers…the pinks are RV00 and the R80s.

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The Happy Birthday die is NEW from Memory Box…I love it!  So pretty.  You can find it HERE at Starlitstudio.net.  Cindy has the newest release in stock too!  yay!  I don’t have any of them yet but they’re neat.

Linking my birthday card to some challenges…

Penny Black and More – Anything Goes

Seize the Birthday – Birthday theme

Addicted to Stamps and More – Anything Goes

Scrapyland Challenge – Anything Goes with dies they sell (I used Memory Box)

Stamping Sensations – Close to Nature

Cards and More Challenge #9 – Anything Goes with Flowers

I’ve been making Easter cards for Memory Box and poppystamps and hopefully they’ll show up soon on those sites or on the QR code pkg thing.  Have you noticed that?  Download a QR reader app on your phone and when you scan the code on the envelope a sample card will come up. The Valentine ones do now anyway.  Just keep checking back.

Camera update…I’m loving it!  whew!  Such a big investment and you just have to bite the bullet and do it.  I took pictures at our family birthday party with it Saturday night and was pleased with people pictures too! Double whew! lol

It’s good to be back here sharing with you! I truly can’t believe it’s already March, can you?!  Thanks for stopping by!