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Memory Box, Merry Christmas Winter Scene…


I just had to post something snow related to cool us off here!  It is so hot and the humidity… can you say ‘thick’?!   So thankful for A.C.!

I love all the new frosty fun Winter dies in the Merry and Bright collection! I used several for this multi easel, easel card.

Look closely and you can see the new Mini Snowmen!


Winter Cabin Landscape
Bare Sapling
Mini Snowmen
Snowflake Burst
Grand merry Christmas

Past releases…
Evergreen Landscape
Deer Trio
Leaping Deer

Raspberry, White, Vanilla Bean and Sapphire (deep blue) Memory Box card-stocks


*** This is one of the cards I’ll be teaching in Sacramento, CA the weekend of August 3rd and 4th in the Winter card class. It would be so awesome to meet you!  If you’re in the area join us for some creating fun!***  HERE is the store newsletter with all the class info…

Thanks for visiting today! Thank you for all the kind words during the blog blitz!  It’s always appreciated and so encouraging!

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Memory Box and Poppystamps dies Christmas Easel Scene…


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I’m posting over on the Memory Box blog today… NEW release Blog Blitz time!  Be sure to click over and comment on all the posts, this week and next, for chances to win!

Where to begin…I heart everything about this Scene! Fabulous dies from Memory Box and Poppystamps…Thistle, Raspberry, Water, Juniper, Licorice and Dove Gray card-stocks, all make for a charming Christmas scene!

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I created a Multi Easel, Easel card that folds down flat to mail.  It’s 5 1/2 inches square.

New dies I used…
Grand Merry Christmas 98680
Snowflake Burst 98719 (the snowflakes behind the acetate in the window)
Classic Staircase 98665
Frosted Christmas Tree 98668
Bare Sapling 98666 (behind the acetate in the window)
Festive Lights 98662
Christmas Lights Set 98650
Train Set 98710
Christmas Stockings 98727

Dies from past releases…
Graceful Chandelier 98493
Fabulous Phlox 98511 (the branch for the stair garland)
Penne Frame 98387
Poppystamps – Large Hayward Chair stamp
Poppystamps – Large Hayward Chair die
Poppystamps – Small Madison Window
Poppystamps – Plush Curtains

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Lots of pictures to share so you can get a good idea how to put this card together… I love having this style easel card sitting out for all to enjoy.  Some other posts where I share cards I’ve made like this… videos too… HERE, HERE and HERE.

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I used acetate in the window to imitate glass. I applied glue gloss  (link below) to the tree while the cut was still in the die, removed the cut and then embossed the glue areas with Judikins white diamond embossing powder.

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Easy to feel the spirit of the season (even in July) when creating with Memory Box and Poppystamps dies! This release is awesome!

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Thanks for stopping by and sticking with me through this long post!

Supplies I used to make this card…

Birthday · cards · Easel · Memory Box · Multi Easel · Poppystamps · Tutorials · Video

Memory Box Easel card and video…

So excited to share an Easel card with you today… it’s a multiple easel, Easel card!  I love working with Memory Box and Poppystamps dies and papers…to really see the card well in the video, change the ‘gear’ to HD and click the full screen.  It’s so much better BIG!  : )   This was my 3rd take… the first two…well,  I got the measurements and names right but messed up with construction!  oh well…be sure to note the ‘notes’!  Hope it inspires you to use your dies… hehe

I show the construction process and tell the sizes in the video…

I LOVE the addition of the kite to this scene!   It’s a beautiful day in the neighborhood!


You can swing for awhile… grab a friend and go for a bike ride and even rest for awhile on the awesome park bench!


Here’s a closeup of that FUN bike!


I used all Memory Box card-stocks… Water, Dill, Granny Smith, Vanilla Bean, Licorice, Crimson and White.  So much fun!  Holler if you have any questions… I think between the video and the photos it’s pretty much self explanatory!

Linking up to some challenges…
Simon Says Stamps – Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday – Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly – Anything Goes
The ABC Challenge – O is for Open

Here’s another multiple easel, Easel card I made… love it too!  HERE  and HERE is one with just one mini easel, Easel card.

Thanks for stopping by!  I love hearing from you and appreciate it so much!  I hope you’re inspired… I love to share!

Shopping links for dies and supplies…

Easel · Looking back.... · Multi Easel · Step card

Looking back @ 2012 part one…

narrowed it down to 2! lol

No Place Like Home – PrintWorks Collection stamps
Chosen as a favorite for the year @ Splitcoast Stampers  Favorites: The Best of 2012   post #121.  Thank you Loll!


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It Had to be YOU – Printworks Collection stamps


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Winter Fun! – Marianne Design


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Spring Has Sprung – CC Designs


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oops!  narrowed it down to 3!

Princess Tilda – Magnolia stamps and dies


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Memory Box Window Scene


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Marianne Design Step card
Chosen as a favorite for the year @ Splitcoast Stampers  Favorites: The Best of 2012   post #171.  Thank you Kecia!


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Love is an Adventure of the Heart – Magnolia stamps and dies


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toooooo many for this month too! : )

Hello Butterfly Tilda – Magnolia stamps and dies


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Liberty Tilda – Magnolia Stamps and dies


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Lazy Days of Summer – Magnolia stamps and dies


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Magical Mimi – Penny Black stamps


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Relax – Marianne Design


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I can see I better stop here and do another post tomorrow with the rest of the year!  yikes… this got long fast!

2011’s Top Five cards for the year

Guess I didn’t do this for 2009 and 2010… all I can say is WOW,  time sure flies when you’re stamping and blogging!  Thanks for stopping by and looking!

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Linking up to Debby’s linky favorites of the year party!

favourite five of 2012

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 Happy New Year’s Eve!  I’ll be back tomorrow with June through December.

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Scroll down for the link to Scrapping Center’s 30% off SALE… today’s the last day!

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cards · copics · Doohickey's Dies · Easel · Magnolia · Multi Easel · Perfect Layers Tools · rubber stamps · Summer · Tilda's Town

Lazy Days of Summer…

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a close up of the pond…

Lazy Days of Summer is this weeks challenge at Tilda’s Town Challenges, HERE… an easy challenge to create with when Magnolia has so many fun images to play with!   I used a ton of stamps and dies on this Easel card with Easel add-ons.

 Here‘s my video from last year when I made this card. I wish you could see it IRL!  It’s so much cuter!

The pond is adorable… EK Success small paper shaper punch fish… the water ripples and lily pads are from a Cottage Cutz die, HERE.

I used Hooked Tilda, Little Miss MuuMuu, Barbed Wire Background, Magnolia Branch, Lazy Summer Days, Picnic Quilt,  Floral Swirl Corner and Clover with Flowers, at Tilda’s Town store HEREHEREHEREHEREHEREHERE, and HERE

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I used the Quilting Creations crimper on the kraft strip for ground… link below. Edges inked with Walnut Stain Distress ink and the ink blending tool.

I stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink on Hammermill Color Copy 80# Cover card-stock and colored with Copic Sketch Markers.

The sky is inked in with Tumbled Glass Distress ink and the ink blending tool

Mats/layers were all cut with the Perfect Layers Tools.

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I just took this picture with natural light…a little different angle…notice the little birdie on the fence wire I added in these last two photos… an EK Success puffy sticker!

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and one more!  eek!  sorry about all the pictures!

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I don’t know anything about animals but this cow is so cute and was super fun and easy to color!  I have to say I love this scene!  So fun to use stamps and dies I’ve been collecting!

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I’m entering my Hooked Tilda Easel card in the following challenges…

Tomic Challenge – Anything Goes

Just Magnolia Challenge – purple and white

Paper Crafting Journey – Color it up!

7Kids Challenge – School’s Out for Summer

Truly Scrumptious – Flower Power

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Happy weekend to you!  Tim is working on our house so I’m sure it will be messy but worth it in the end! Thanks for stopping by!  I appreciate it and love hearing from you!

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Stamps and Such…

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Animal Crackers · cards · CC Designs · copics · Easel · Multi Easel · rubber stamps · Swiss Pixies

Spring Has Sprung…

Spring Has Sprung  is a NEW set for March from CC Designs.  I combined it with the NEW Swiss Pixies Bunny Lucy and  the ticket stamp from the NEW Spring Logos set.

I stamped these cuties with Memento Tuxedo Black ink on Hammermill Color Copy Cover card-stock and colored with Copic Sketch Markers.   All the grays are the T’s.  I made an Easel card with one add on.  I have a couple videos on making this type of card… HERE (2 min. long)  and HERE is a video with two add-ons (3 min. long)…

March is blowing in like a lion in Iowa this week… Sunday started with snow all day and cold…yesterday the high was 74˚!!!  Crazy!  Is it only in Iowa you can experience all four seasons in one week?! lol   Have a good one!

I used the Martha Stewart grass border punch but I couldn’t find it to link to,  so I linked to the Magnolia Doohickey grass die and the My Favorite Things grass die.

Stamps and Stuff…

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Kicking off 2012 with 5 faves from 2011…

Everyone is posting their faves from the year,  so I had to jump in!  Thanks for sharing everyone and thanks for looking on my blog too!

I loved how this easel with add on’s card worked out…Hot, hot days of Summer

You Make Me Happy

Shabby Birdhouse Gift-cards in a Pizza Box

Anya’s Birthday Easel card with a Stopper

Tilda with a Letter

That was hard!  So many I could have picked that I liked!  It was a fun creative year ! I’m looking forward to 2012 and more fun stamping and sharing!  Happy New Year and thanks for sharing your stamping too!

Thinking up to Debby’s challenge…

Birthday · cards · CC Designs · copics · Easel · La La Land Crafts · Magnolia · Multi Easel · punches · rubber stamps

Super Edwin stepping in for Green Lantern…

It’s been a busy Summer for our family birthday wise!  Our youngest daughter and her DH planned a Green Lantern themed party for their son Jace, with a cool invitation and skyscraper table piece she made with the Cricut.  I knew this Super Edwin was coming so I’m just now getting a card made for Jace!

Here’s a picture of the invitation…so cute!  I love it!

The party table with the skyscraper table display… so cool!  Awesome creating Breanna and Eric!  I love the wires between the buildings!

Back to Edwin…a couple side shots. It’s an Easel card with one mini easel add on in the front. Video Tutorial on how to make an Easel card with one add on HERE.  Video Tutorial on how to  make an Easel card with two add on’s HERE. Both are short!

A couple pictures from the side…

Super Edwin is NEW in The Winner Takes All Collection from Magnolia. I inked him up with Memento Tuxdeo Black ink, stamped on Beckett Expression Card-stock and colored with Copic Sketch markers.  The Skyscraper circle scene is from LaLa Land Crafts… inked with Distress inks, the ink blending tool and a little copic coloring too. Edwin’s cape is colored with a metallic silver Uniball ink pen.  I made the Green Lantern symbol on his chest with a couple circle punches and a ribbon punch, all from McGill.  The Birthday Boy sentiment is from the Amy R Stamps It’s Your Birthday set.  Smallest skyscraper border is a Martha Stewart edge punch.  The other sky line is a 12 in. Sizzlet border die.

More birthdays coming up! More reasons to stamp and create!  Thanks for stopping by!  I appreciate it!

cards · copics · Doohickey's Dies · Easel · Magnolia · Multi Easel · rubber stamps · Summer · Tutorials · Video

Easel card with two mini easel add ons…

Hot, Hot Days of Summer

No denying it’s hot right now!  So with that on our minds we might as well stamp and color inside where it’s cool!  I like that plan! : )  I LOVE this new Sweet Rainbow collection!

Another easel card with two add ons and a video on how I made the base…

I forgot to take a picture of this card closed!  It all folds down flat and will fit in an envelope!  The Lazy Summer Days “stopper” goes down and back.  Ponytail Tilda layer lifts up and folds to the front flat.  Cool Edwin, the same and the last tall layer is the card front working just like a regular Easel card.

here’s a front view…

All Magnolia stamps,  inked with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and stamped on Strathmore Bristol Smooth heavy card…really nice paper and colored with Copic Sketch markers.  I used I don’t know how many dies too… I’ll link up below.  The little birds are pillow stickers by EK Success!!!  I LOVE them!

Close again…

Oh,  I wish you could see this in person… it is really charming!  It will be on the mantle for awhile I’m sure!

I’m linking my card to some other challenges also…

Stamps and Supplies I used to create this card…

Thanks for stopping by to visit!  Hope it made you smile!

cards · CC Designs · Distress Ink coloring · Easel · Multi Easel · punches · rubber stamps · Summer · Tutorials · Video

Ice Cream Birgitta soaking up the sun!

How about another take on our beloved easel card!

Here’s a little 2 minute video on how I scored and folded the pieces…very easy!


I used Ice Cream Birgitta from the June, CC Designs, Swiss Pixies release.  I stamped her on heavy cold press watercolor paper with Versafine Onyx Black ink and colored her with distress inks.  Made a little beach for her with the Fiskars wave border punch,  the Martha Stewart rickety fence border punch and the EK Success sandcastle/beach border punch.  Oh,  I do LOVE punches!  I punched the wave punch out of white cardstock and inked it with Faded Jeans Distress ink and the ink blending tool… then came back and added white accents with a white gel pen.  The puffy little flower stickers here and there are from K & Co.  I purchased them at an independent scrapbook store in Des Moines.  Filmstrips are so fun for embellishing and this new mini die from My Favorite Things is awesome!  love it!  I punched little fishies out of the pattern paper and stuck them behind the open areas.  The small easel is pattern paper I cut up from a 6×6 sheet from the Fancy Pants Beach pad.  Super cute papers for Summer acitivities.

Here’s how the easels fold down, flat, to fit into an envelope…

Just the front…

NEW stamps and more stuff in the store at All That Scraps… HERE…the new Tomboy stamps are sure cute!

The stamps and supplies I used…

Thanks for stopping by! ttul!