Memory Box Pot of Gold, Best of Luck…

The cards I’m going to be showing you the next couple weeks, I made two and three weeks ago…I’m not sure I’m going to be able to remember all the details. Warning… hehe

I’m sure this is a Distress Ink watercolor background.  I was stuck on Twisted Citron and Cracked Pistachio for awhile so I hope this is right.  I used a Memory Box stencil for the little dots coming out of the Pot of Gold.

To get the perfect A-2 size rectangle panel, I used the new Memory Box Rectangle Basics die set.  I LOVE this set…so many rectangles.  I use it on almost every card! Love it!  Die cut and adhere it to the card-base.

I simply die cut the pot in silver metallic card-stock and the coins in gold metallic card-stock.  Watercolor paper for the background.  The die cut sentiment is from Memory Box and glued to a strip of black card-stock.

I hope I can make some more backgrounds like this!  Now that I’m seeing it again, I like it!

I’ll link to the products I used below. Just thought of something…wouldn’t it be fun to add a ‘c’ to the luck and have “best of cluck” with some hens! YES it would! haha

Linking to some challenges…

Color Throwdown – color challenge

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge – Bit o’ Green

CAS-ual Fridays Challenge – off the edge

Happy Little Stampers March Anything Goes with Dies

Happy Little Stampers March Watercolor Challenge

Inspirational Challenges – Watercolor

Scrapyland Challenge – Favorite Holiday

Thanks for stopping by!

Products I used for this card…

Memory Box Happiness and poppystamps Tendril Demi Frame…

It’s looking like Spring all over blog land but we finally got snow here in SE  Iowa! I love how bright it is and the sun is shining! yay!

I have a lot of Spring cards to share though so I better get to it!

Some ink blending with Distress Ink Cracked Pistachio, Peacock Feathers and Shaded Lilac…heat embossed sentiment and then the panel hooked under the scroll parts of two cuts of the Tendril Demi Frame die. Whew. Easy!  The hard part was getting a picture of it for some reason.

It’s been challenging to find card-stocks that blend easy.  Have you noticed that?  What are your favorites for ink blending?  I really like the heavier weight Mixed Media pads, but what I used today is Strathmore Premium, Super Smooth 80# Ultimate White card-stock.  I purchased a ream of it from Marcos Paper a few years ago.  Just happened to try it and wow, I like it for this! Good deal. lol

I’ll link below to what I used…

Thanks so much for stopping by! You’re what keeps me coming back here and posting! lol  ‘preciate it and your comments so much.  Thank you!

Products I used for my card today…

Simon Says Stamp New Beginnings Release…Artsy Flower Parts

So happy to share a card with you today using the NEW Artsy Flower Parts stamp set from the New Beginnings release available today!  Such sweet flowers!  I love this set already!

I spritzed a piece of Canson Montval watercolor paper with water and then stamped the images inked with Distress Inks.  After everything was inked and stamped I spritzed with water again to cause the inks to bleed.  I kept it in the MISTI stamping tool to dry so the magnets held it down to keep it from warping.

Here’s a capture of the layered up wishing die cut.  I die cut it three times and glued them together with Tombow Mono Multi liquid glue.

I heat embossed the sentiment with white embossing powder on black card-stock and trimmed it with an Omnigrid ruler and finger knife.

Tied on some twine, layered it on black card-stock and then on this celery green card-base.

Linking to…

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge – For a special lady/girl

Seize the Birthday – anything goes birthday

You can click on the logo to go to the new release. The products I used are linked below in Inlinkz.

Thanks so much for stopping by again this week!  Happy creating!

Products I used to make this card…

Echo Park Mister Fox Snow-globe Birthday card…

Hi everyone!  I’m back with another birthday card…this snowglobe card is for one of our granddaughters that just turned 12!  Lilli loves to stamp and die cut.  She will sit and do tedious die creating even!  A gal after her Grandma’s heart for sure! lol

When I saw this Fox die I just had to have it.  I don’t know why, if you know me, you know I’m not an animal lover! A lot of my friends are, so I keep good company! lol  I love cute stamp and die critters though!

To come up with this snow-globe shape, I used the Memory Box Circle Basics die and the Memory Box Snow-globe Open Studio Bases die set.  It was easy to make the front but I took the challenge and did partial die cutting to make the card base because I wanted it to be the snow-globe shape too.  It worked great!

With a pencil I outlined the card front onto the card base. I cut the circle part of the base by keeping the fold below the cutting line on the circle so it wouldn’t be cut when I ran it through the machine. I stopped cutting the circle when it got to where the base started by lining the cutting plate up at the stopping point before I ran it through the machine.

Then I lined up the base to the pencil line and used a little piece of broken cutting plate at an angle on both sides (one side at a time) so the top of the base wouldn’t cut when I ran it through the machine!   I was tickled with how it came out and even more tickled that it worked the first time! hehe

So don’t throw broken cutting plates away…that’s my tip for the day!

You’ll find the Circle basics die set HERE, the Parker Alphabet dies HERE, the Snow-globe Base HERE (wouldn’t you know, the snow-globe bases are discontinued, I found them at this site though when I googled),  the Pattern Paper I used HERE, the flower sticker HERE  and the Fox HERE.

Linking to some challenges…

Seize the Birthday – Anything Goes

The Paper Players – Cut it Out

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday – For a special lady/girl

Thanks for stopping by!  Thank you for the wonderful comments and emails!  I love hearing from you!

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


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  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!

2107_slider-hobby-month-march-2017 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.


The Happy Birthday die is NEW from Memory Box…I love it!  So pretty.  You can find it HERE at  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!

Memory Box Sending Love card and sale…


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…


I used Licorice, Cranberry (SLS has Cranberry) and Pool notecards for my card today and they are available at 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


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


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!


A snow-globe kind of birthday card…


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.


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…


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