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Memory Box Star Garlands and a Giveaway…


I LOVE this NEW Star Garland die!  So wonderful, die cut from Silver Glitter card-stock!  I love the ‘broad stripes and bright stars’ here… I know…now the song is stuck in your head for hours! lol  It’s a good song!


A close up… I used the happy and birthday cloud dies cut from Memory Box Sapphire card-stock and the Classic Uppercase Alphabet set for USA, cut from Memory Box Cranberry card-stock.

The stripes are ¾ inch strips, 4 ¼ inches long, glued on about a ½ inch apart on a Memory Box White A2 Notecard.

It’s ok,  go ahead and bust out singing!  ; )  Oh say can you see…by the dawn’s early light…

The next card…well… it’s kinda birthday in a ‘birth’ day kind of way!  Welcome Baby!


Here’s the Star Garland die again but I only used half of it.  I ‘hung’ the words in space using the Parker Lowercase Alphabet set and the Alphabet Soup set. So cute!

Memory Box Baby Carriage die, Baby Stuff and the rug is from the Palace Oval Frame Set.

I used a little RV21 Copic marker on the rattle and the center of the carriage wheels.

Dies glued and mounted to a Memory Box Cherry Blossom A2 Notecard.

Won’t this die be awesome for Christmas?!!!  YAY!

NOW for an Awesome Giveaway!  (USA only)
I have a Sizzix Flower Making Tool Kit to give away! (not just for making flowers!!!)

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Glad you stopped by and hope you’re still singing a long with me!  waaaahhhh… hahaha

Supplies I used (dies in stock! yay!)

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The GREAT Yosemite Stamp Escape…


 ***click the photos to see full size – they are larger than the column this time***

AND it WAS great!   I posted on the Memory Box Blog today… more pictures there.  I spent the month of April preparing card kits for 93 women.   A BIG undertaking… do you want to see some behind the scene pictures?  I hope so! Since you can’t reply… lol

It’s a BIG deal cutting and cutting and cutting.  Pieces EVERYWHERE but it’s so nice when the piles start adding up!  At times you NEVER think you will get to the 100 mark!   By the way, I do have 7 kits left if anyone is interested! : )

3 ½ trash cans of paper pieces!



200 Vercelli Outline trees and 200 Vercelli Background trees for the step card…



oh man,  I cut 300 of this Beach Sprig die!



I cut and scored 100 Center Panel Step cards by hand…



The parts for the step card…



Step card packaged up and ready to go into the kit…



Parts ready for the Golf, Fore You card…



All four cards packaged and ready to go into the kit envelope… sweet!  I wish I’d taken a picture of the huge suitcase it took to get them to California! lol



How to keep your sanity while cutting your brains out?  Audio books.  yep… I found that I love listening to them.  Good deal!

So now you know where I’ve been!  : )

It was an honor to represent Memory Box and work with 93 creative and talented stampers.  They stuck with me, pun intended, hahaha, gluing, cutting, stenciling, embossing and assembling their cards like the true stampers they are!

If you ever get near Oakhurst California, be sure to stop at the wonderful stamp store owned by Sharon Fitzgerald,  The Cat’s MeowThis was Sharon’s 14th year for the Great Yosemite Stamp Escape If it would ever work out that you could attend… DON’T miss it!

*Next week I will post the four cards I designed for them to make, the supplies and links.  Just to much to put all in one post!

Tomorrow I will be back with more cards I’ve made with the Summer 2014 release!  YAY!

Thanks for stopping by!  I love hearing from you and reading your comments!  I wish I could stamp and create with all of you too!!!


Birthday · cards · Die Piecing · Memory Box · Poppystamps · Summer

Memory Box… NEW! NEW! NEW!



MORE of what we love!  Memory Box dies!  YAY!  The 2014 Summer Release!  I’m whispering here… but you know…the Holiday release will follow soon after!  YAY!  I love Christmas!

For this ‘yellow’ card I used the NEW Thank You Garland, Delicate Butterfly Arch, Solid Arch Background, Kensington Branch (I trimmed out two of the butterflies, cut them in white and yellow) from the NEW release and the Peaceful Butterfly Wings from the Spring release.



Add some baby white pearls and I was done.  Oh,  I did cut the Butterfly Wings twice so I could trim out a few butterflies and layer them over the ones close to the border of the Arch cuts.

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The next card was really fun too!  I used the NEW Fancy Potted Flower and Happy Birthday Garland.



It just makes me happy!  It almost makes me think I could be a flower gardener!  NOT.  Bummer though.  I do have one hanging flower this year and it’s still alive!  woohoo! lol

Look at the potential with this die!  Use it as it cuts… the flowers in the pot… or trim the flowers out and use them as a row of flowers in the grass,  I love this! Or trim off the flower heads for ground cover!  Sweet!  Of course I had to do all three!

TIP!  Leave the petal pieces in the die and use the Pick up tool (linked below) to place them directly from the die…then you know right where they go!  Great time saver!



Love these garland sentiments!  I did cut them three times and glued them up with Tombow Mono Multi.



See that sprig of green in there?  That’s from the Fabulous Phlox die… love it!  Fresh Cut Grass die from poppystamps!

Memory Box Signature Pattern paper, Notecards and Card-stocks.  Both cards are A2 size.

I’m so excited…can’t wait to show you some more cards!  I’ll be back tomorrow!  Thanks for looking!

Supplies I used to make these cards…

Birthday · cards · CAS · Die Piecing · Memory Box · Perfect Layers Tools · Poppystamps · rubber stamps · Spring

Memory Box Glorious Gerber Daisies and Kensington Border cards…

Glorious Gerbers indeed!  I love these flower dies from Memory Box!  I will be posting later next week about the Great Yosemite Stamp Escape but in the meantime, here’s a couple cards I made up while working out what cards to teach.


I pieced in the Distress Dots Memory Box Signature pattern papers for the flower petals.  I like to leave the pieces in the die and use the Quikstik to place them them in the holes, easier to keep track of the pieces and faster too!

Memory Box Kraft A-2 notecard for the base, edged with Distress ink and the ink blending tool.

Just can’t get enough of the Kensington Border die!  Love it!

I inked up just the ‘happy birthday’ words from the Happy Birthday Special Combo stamp and stamped them on the poppystamps classic ribbon border die and layered it up.
Here’s a little bit different version…



and since I couldn’t decide if I liked one photo better than the other…



Some little purple baby pearls on the border die cut, wish I’d remembered to do that on the first card before photos! lol  If you don’t have purple, you can always color white ones with your Copic markers!

Hemp on the first card and Lawn Fawn trimmings on the second.

THANKS for visiting today!

Supplies I used on these cards…

cards · Distress Ink coloring · Distress Stains · Memory Box · Perfect Layers Tools · Poppystamps · rubber stamps · Spring · Stencils · Techniques

Memory Box Stencils and Dies…

Hi everyone!  There is a Stencil Blog Blitz going on over on the Memory Box Blog, HERE.  Every day there is a chance to win a stencil,  just by leaving a comment on the blog post each day.



In today’s post, Laura is showing the Pop Dots Stencil.  I have a card made with it and the poppystamps Mod Flower Background die matches up with it perfectly!  I embossed the stencil by running a piece of card-stock through the big shot,  then laying the stencil back over the embossed piece as a mask,  I used several colors of Distress Stains to color the circles…Spun Sugar, Peeled Paint, Barn Door and Broken China.

Then I added a banner cut with poppystamps Classic Ribbons die,  I stamped on it with a Memory Box Washi Chevron stamp and  Wishing You a Happy Day stamps

Some Doodlebug Sequins to embellish and then glued together with Tombow Mono Multi glue.

I posted a stencil card on the Memory Box Blog  for the Blog Blitz on Saturday, using the Texture, Line Up stencil, Delphinium and Stems mini stencils from the Garden collection.

I inked through the stencils with Distress Inks and the new Round Ink Blending Tools. (they are awesome by the way!)

Then I cut the Rhone Butterfly Wings die in the panel and layered Lagoon card-stock under it.

The Blooming Branch die is glued on behind the Classic Ribbons Banner and the word FLEUR is cut with the new Urban Uppercase Alphabet die set.


And I have found that I LOVE to spatter!  Two colors of spray mist spattered on the panel.  Shake the mists side to side to mix, unscrew the cap and tap with your finger to spatter the ink off the tube.  Works great!

I used my Perfect Layers mini Rulers  and Cutting mat to cut the mat for the floral scene.  Link over on the right… love these rulers!

I have more cards to post and photos and cards from the Great Yosemite Stamp Escape too!  I’ll be back soon!

Thanks for stopping by, it’s good to be back. I have missed you ALL!

p.s. I still haven’t been able to get Google to recover my You Tube Channel.  It’s so discouraging. This is for sure one time when technology is not my friend.  boo.

There is one video on my blog Facebook page though.  I wish I’d loaded them all to FB!  Who’d a thunk!

Supplies I used on these cards…



My You Tube Videos…

Hi everyone!  I just got home from a great weekend at the Great Yosemite Stamp Escape, teaching for Memory Box.  I’ll have lots to share soon!

I received an email from a stamper that my videos weren’t working!!!  NOT what I wanted to hear for sure!  Sure enough I checked, then searched for a reason and sent feedback.  I can’t find anywhere to contact You Tube.

The only reason I can see that it happened is because I deleted a gmail email address that I don’t use anymore.  Not the one that I use for You Tube though!

grrrrr…. have any of you had this happen?  Do you know of any fixes?

thank you!  I’ll be back soon!