All Occasion · cards · Distress Ink coloring · Fall · Memory Box · Watercolor

Memory Box Berry Wreath Thinking Of You…

Hi everyone! A thinking of you card today using the NEW Berry Wreath stamp set and coordinating die set.  It just made me think of bittersweet!

I stamped with Archival Coffee ink on Memory Box watercolor card, die cut the wreath and colored with Distress Ink Pad Reinkers.  I have some palettes I made with the reinkers so I worked with oranges/reds, greens and Vintage Photo for the brown.

I made an A2 cardbase with Taylored Expressions Toffee cardstock and inked the edges with the foam ink blending tool and Gathered Twigs Distress Ink.

I mounted the wreath and sentiment with foam tape and tied on some thin jute to add that little bit extra!

I wasn’t careful painting at all… as you can tell! lol  I spritzed the wreath with water in an area, then added the ink from a brush, then moved on to the next area.  I didn’t worry too much about going outside the lines.

It feels like Fall!

Thanks for clicking over to my blog today!  We have three birthdays for grandkids this week so I’m working on birthday cards too.  WOW!  They grow up fast! ❤  I will try to share the cards here too!

The stamps and dies I used…

Memory Box – CL5260-D Berry Wreath…
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Memory Box Clear Stamps BERRY WREATH…
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Memory Box – WP101 Watercolor Paper
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TE Premium Cardstock
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Burlap Twine
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Ranger Archival Ink Pad COFFEE AIP31451
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Ranger Archival COFFEE Reinker ARR30775
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Tim Holtz DISTRESS INK REFILLS LOT OF…
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All Occasion · birch press design · cards

Birch Press Design Autumn Breeze Plate Card…

Hi everyone!  Fall is definitely in the air here in Iowa! kachoo!  I had fun making some inside Fall with this card!

I die cut all three Autumn Breeze Plates in white cardstock, then I inked them with Distress Ink pads and ink blending tools.

I used Antique Linen, Gathered Twigs, Peeled Paint, Carved Pumpkin and Rusty Hinge ink pads.

My cardbase is Taylored Expressions Sweet Basil cardstock. That’s the darkest green showing through.

Fall is in the air sentiment and die is from the NEW BPD Pumpkin Lacework stamp set.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Here’s what I used to make this Fall card…

Birch Press Design – 56130 Autumn…
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Birch Press Design – 8153 Pumpkin…
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TE Premium Cardstock
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cards · Christmas · Die Piecing · Inlaid Diecutting · Memory Box · Poppystamps

poppystamps Holly Background Card…

Hi everyone!  A paper pieced Inlaid die cut card to share with you today!  It sure is hard to cover up a neat background! lol

I started by cutting the Holly die in the gingham pattern paper. There were only 5 or 6 inside pieces to keep track of to place back in!  I was surprised!  Dave thought that out for us and made it easy!  YAY!  I die cut in TE Oreo cardstock and placed it in the gingham rectangle, flipped it over, covered it with 2 inch Scor-tape and started piecing in the leaves, berries and branch leaves.

The gingham paper is from the Pebbles Merry Merry Collection from a couple years ago, called Holly Berries 733552.  It’s the back side. Maybe you have it in your stash! ❤

I used the dot papers from the NEW Garland Stipes and Dots paper pad from Memory Box.  The solid leaves were just some cardstock scraps.

Then I die cut the Memory Box Bubble Circles medium size die three times, glued them together, then punched some circles and glued them on for the berries/bubbles on the circles.  I was going to tie jute around the panel and under the sentiment BUT I forgot the plan and taped it to the cardbase so I had to come up with another plan! haha

I like it! lol

The sentiment is from the super fun new Memory Box stamp set Christmas Tiles.  I drew around the stamp with a pencil to get the shape and hand cut it out so it’s not perfect but hey, it adds to the charm, right?! haha

It’s an odd size but will still fit in an A7 envelope and mail for one forever stamp!

Thank you for stopping by today!  Holler if you have any questions!

p.s.  Breanna is coming home today! She’s very weak but we’ll get her fed better and get her stronger to fight this!  So thankful!  Keep praying for us!  We appreciate it so much!

Products I used to make this card…

Poppystamps – 2392 Holly Background…
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Memory Box – CL5263 Christmas Tiles…
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Memory Box – 94439 Bubble Circles…
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Memory Box – PP1011 Garland Stripes…
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TE Premium Cardstock
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Ranger Archival Ink Pad – Jet Black
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All Occasion · Birthday · cards · Distress Ink coloring · Fall · Memory Box · Poppystamps · Watercolor

Memory Box Pumpkin Card…

After making the stamp video the other day, I was in the mood to stamp and color this new pumpkin!  No great technique or anything… just stamping on MB watercolor card, coloring with Distress Ink Refills (I need to clean off my desk and get out a different coloring medium, lol).  I enjoy how the Distress ink refills work for watercolor though and the colors are so nice for this time of year!

I think this pumpkin would make a great shape card or place cards or what else?

For the cardbase, I used TE Sweet Basil cardstock and stamped poppystamps Picnic Plaid stamp on it with TE Sweet Basil Ink.

I didn’t want Halloween words so I used Grateful for our friendship from the Wild Rose Stem stamp set.

This stamp set with the pumpkin has great words for the banner though.

This turned out an odd size but it will still fit in an A6 envelope for a regular forever stamp!  YAY!

Thanks for clicking over!  We so appreciate all your thoughts and prayers for our family.  Breanna is making progress.  We’re so happy and so grateful! ❤ 

Shopping links for what I used…

Memory Box – CL5264-D Halloween…
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Memory Box Clear Stamps HALLOWEEN…
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Poppystamps – CL478 Picnic Plaid…
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Memory Box – CL5258 Wild Rose Stem…
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Memory Box – CL5258-D Wild Rose Stem…
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TE Premium Cardstock
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TE Premium Ink – Full Ink Pads
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May Arts NATURAL Twine String Burlap
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Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Distress Ink…
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Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Distress Ink…
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Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Distress Ink…
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Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Distress Ink…
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Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Distress Ink…
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Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Distress Ink…
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Memory Box WATERCOLOR Paper wp101
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Ranger Archival Ink Pad – Jet Black
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Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue
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TE Foam Tape, 1/16″
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Sizzix – Big Shot Machine – White and…
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Sizzix – Big Shot Accessory – Tool…
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Scotch Removable Tape Refill
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Blog Hop · cards · CAS · Christmas · Distress Ink coloring · Simon Says Stamp · Winter

Simon Says Stamp Stamptember Blog Party!

Hi everyone!  Here it is September and time for ALL the excitement of the 10th STAMPtember at Simon Says Stamp!!! Throughout STAMPtember there will be exclusive collaborations, contests, prizes, special promotions, announcements, and more surprises!

Starting today with this blog party, participants listed on the SSS blog will be sharing a special code for a free gift with your order today. You’ll want to click around to see what code you want to use when you order!  A code scavenger hunt! 

Click over to SSS store HERE to see the release and see the stamp set I used to make this Christmas card!

This is the NEW Chunky Christmas stamp set.  I stamped on Neenah Solar White cardstock and heat embossed with Ranger Gold Detail Embossing Powder and colored in with Distress Ink Refills and water.  Faded Jeans for the blue,  Fired Brick for the berries and Peeled Paint for the leaves.  The die cut pine branch is from the Christmas Foliage die set.

I used some NEW Memory Box Fairy Sugar glitter glue in Dewdrop, Ruby and Sunlit Gold.  The frame is Stitched Rectangles.  I skipped a die so I’d get a wider frame when I die cut them.

I think that pretty much covers it… thank you so much for stopping by and enjoy the blog party!

Here’s what I used to make this card…

CZ Design Clear Stamps CHUNKY…
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Simon Says Stamp CHRISTMAS FOLIAGE…
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Simon Says Stamp STITCHED RECTANGLES…
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Tsukineko Versamark EMBOSS INK PAD…
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Ranger Embossing Powder SUPER FINE…
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WOW DUAL SPEED HEAT TOOL WZHT-USA
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Memory Box RUBY Fairy Sugar Glitter…
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Memory Box DEWDROP Fairy Sugar…
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Memory Box SUNLIT GOLD Fairy Sugar…
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birch press design · Christmas · Fall · Memory Box · Poppystamps · Winter

Memory Box, poppystamps and Birch Press Designs NEW Stamp Release Video!

Have you seen these NEW stamp sets and dies?  Shoot me now! haha  Hey, it’s not my fault! lol  Sorry it’s muffled sounding. ugh.  I just download right to the blog from my phone but they change it. sigh. I should go back to you tube I guess.  Bear with me this time…

Thanks for stopping by!  I’ll be back tomorrow for the SSS STAMPtember Release Blog Party!

See them in the stores here…

Memory Box – CL5264-D Halloween…
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Memory Box Clear Stamps HALLOWEEN…
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Memory Box – CL5261-D Spirit of…
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Memory Box Clear Stamps SPIRIT OF…
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Memory Box – CL5260-D Berry Wreath…
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Memory Box Clear Stamps BERRY WREATH…
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Memory Box – CL5262-D Harvest Love…
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Memory Box Clear Stamps HARVEST LOVE…
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Poppystamps – CL497 Joyous Christmas…
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Poppystamps – CL495 Christmas…
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Poppystamps – CB496 Christmas Quotes…
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Poppy Stamps Clear Stamps CHRISTMAS…
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Poppystamps – CL494 Christmas Fun…
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Memory Box – CL5263 Christmas Tiles…
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Memory Box – 94509 Winter Wood Dome…
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Birch Press Design – 8154 Christmas…
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Birch Press Design CHRISTMAS ORNAMENT…
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Birch Press Design – 8153 Pumpkin…
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Birch Press Design PUMPKIN LACEWORK…
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Birch Press Design – 56130 Autumn…
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All Occasion · cards · CAS · Family · Flowers · Thank You

Memory Box Diagonal Stripe and Collaboration Flower Stamp Set…

Hi Friends and cardmakers! I made this card and even had the pictures taken before we had a family emergency and had to hurry out the door.

The sentiment on this card says it all though!  So thankful for all who prayed for our daughter, for us and even gave to support her!  It’s a miracle she is alive.  She had 6 hours of chemo on Friday and by Sunday they said she only had 2 hrs to 2 days to live.  I just couldn’t let her go.  I started telling her to breathe and live, her sisters got her bone broth and we started in on her.  By Wednesday she was back on living protocol and we were kicked out of the hospital much to my dismay!!!  Our hearts are with her and we chat with her on and off all day. 

Now about this card…I’d been wanting to use the new Memory Box Diagonal Stripe Collage die.  I love it!  I have another idea brewing in my head but not sure it will work. lol

Then I saw this new stamp set, Celebrate Us, awhile back that was a collaboration between Altenew and Pinkfresh Studio and I wanted it for fast colored flowers!  I’m really happy with how they stamped up and how well two of them fit together to make a bouquet.

I used Altenew mini ink cubes to ink up the flower stamps.  I’m gonna call this a CAS card because it wasn’t hard and I think you could make several of them fast and the white background just sets them off!

Thank you so much for stopping by today.  Once again…we covet your prayers and thoughts for our family right now…not sure what the journey will look like but the miracle has begun and we’re not giving up!  Nourish and Hope!

Links for the stamp set and die…

Pinkfresh Studio – Celebrate…
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Pinkfresh Studio – Celebrate…
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Memory Box – 94401 Diagonal Stripe…
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TE Premium Cardstock
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Altenew RED COSMOS Crisp Dye Ink Pad…
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Altenew GREEN FIELDS Crisp Dye Ink…
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