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Memory Box Blooming Sketch Border Thank You…





Thank you for being such super blog friends!!!  I have a Memory Box card to share today and one tomorrow too!

For this card, I started by stamping the beautiful Blooming Sketch Border stamp with Ranger Archival Black ink  on watercolor paper and coloring with Zig Clean Color Brush Pens.

After it was dry, I die cut the panel with the largest rectangle die from the Cross Stitched Frame Borders die set and layered it to an A2 card base.  I did put a little piece of washi tape on it… it was just laying there on the table, from Little B.




I embossed the poppystamps Thank You sentiment with super fine white embossing powder on a black banner from the poppy Classic Ribbons die set and stamped the friend sentiment directly on the watercolor paper with the MISTI stamp tool. Both are from the Hope and Thanks set.

I die cut the Pennington Rose Border die in white card-stock but just used the right end and one other rose from the cut to embellish above the banner. I added a few enamel dots in green.  I love the fun touch the dots add to the mix.

Thanks for stopping by today!  8 )   I’ll be back tomorrow with a birthday card or two!

p.s. if you’re in the market for a new die cutting machine I have to share this with you… I was and when I saw it was white… I was delighted! lol  Silly things make me happy!  Anyway, over at they have a terrific sale going on and the new Big Shot is $79.99!  A terrific price and a great online store!  All their Sizzix products are on sale!  If you’d like a larger platform, the Big Shot Plus is awesome!  I love it too. Room for an A2 card sideways, easy to crank and it stays put!  Holler if you have any questions!

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A little Memory Box Spring and a SALE!




I’ve noticed the dark chocolate bunnies showing up in the grocery store aisles! These two cute NEW bunnies are hiding out under the flowers in their own little miniature world!


I created the little scene on an A-2 size card with the following dies…

links go to – great prices on Memory Box and check out the new Penny Black stamps and dies while you’re there too!

Shaker Rectangle Frames (30003)

Stitched Rectangle Layers (30009)

Oh Hello Again (30010)

Fanciful Fences (30035)

Springtime Bunnies (99109)

Florina Corner (99081)

Puffy Clouds (98172)

Alphabet Soup (98795)


Here’s a close up of the bunnies… I drew in a little brown line with an E49 copic marker to define the ears, a black dot for the eyes and a little white gel pen on the eye. An itty  bitty white pom pom for the tail.





Next… the NEW Tulip Bouquet die!  So pretty and ready for Spring!

Linking up my Tulip Bouquet card to the Card Concept Challenge – thinking of you photo inspiration (CAS)



Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge – anything girly/feminine

and Addicted to Stamps Challenge – CAS




Here’s the steps to create this card…

  • *die cut the Tulip Bouquet in an A-2 white top folding card-base (you’ll want to keep a few of the white pieces to stick back in)
  • *then die cut it in black card-stock, keeping the Tulip outline
  • *line the inside of the card with a piece of Raspberry Dot Signature Pattern Paper
  • *piece and glue the black cut into the white negative die cut space in the white card-base
  • *glue in the little white pieces you kept
  • *die cut the middle size butterflies from the NEW Leavenworth Butterfly Trio die in black card-stcok and NEW Cascadia Butterfly Trio die in Raspberry Moroccan Signature Pattern Paper
  • *glue them together and glue to card
  • *wrap the card with two rows of Black and White Bakers Twine, knot is under the rectangle
  • *die cut the smallest rectangle from the NEW Cross Stitched Frame Borders set in white card-stock
  • *stamp just the word ‘hello’ from the Hello Combo stamp (I used my stamp a ma jig to stamp it)
  • *adhere the rectangle over the knot with mounting squares


While I’ve got you here, I wanted to tell you about a sale where I’m an affiliate……a four day stamping sale event!


 Save BIG on all stamping supplies! Every stamp, ink pad, and stamping accessory is on sale. You save 20% to 60% off! This stupendous stamping sale starts now and lasts until Sunday March 8th at midnight MST. Check out a few of our best-selling stamping brands below or shop all stamping today! The stamp a ma jig, paper for masking, clear blocks, Delicata ink, Memento ink, tack ‘n peel, Distress ink, Tim Holtz stamps, Lawn Fawn, Avery Elle and so much more!

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Have fun shopping and so glad you stopped by! Thank you for all the comments on my coffee blog hop cards!

It’s still cold with snow on the ground here in Iowa but that is going to change!  My computer dashboard says it’ll be a high of 19˚ on today but watch out Friday!  We’re jumping to 46˚!  Almost bike riding weather! lol · Shopping

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The Biggest Online Die Cutting Sale Ever. Amazing.

This 3-day event, which includes over 4,000 products and jaw-dropping prices, is the largest die-cutting sale in the history of the internet. Get 20% to 50% off ALL Die Cutting Supplies at! Shop the entire die cutting category including all machinesdiesembossing folders, accessories and more from all brands. No coupon code is required. View all items on sale here. This deal lasts only until December 10th, 2014 at 11:59pm MST, so act fast!




Magnetic platform, if you don’t have one yet!  Standard cutting mats $6.99 and so much more!!!  Shop ’til you drop!

Thanks for shopping through my links… ‘preciate it so much!  Other awesome links in my sidebar… Printworks, Perfect Layers Tools and more!  I’m still working on cards!  You? Talk to you soon! SALE…

Just saw some great things I love on sale HERE!  If you still have your Christmas gift cash or not! hehe


Plus, for a limited time, every 5th clearance item is FREE! 

Add 5 clearance items of your choice to your cart and the lowest-priced of the 5 items will be fully deducted from your order at checkout. Buy any number of clearance items you wish and every 5th one will be free. No coupon code is required, but hurry, shop early for the best selection!

how cool is that!   Some great Hero Arts Cling stamps HERE and HERE.  I just ordered this tree HERE  (love the winter town and silly scape too) because of this card HERE.  Loved it… I know… I can’t stop buying Christmas!

OH MY!  OH MY!  Have you seen THIS!  Fiskars is at it again!

ok – I’ll quit and get something made today!  yikes!  I love collecting ideas and shopping sales though! lol  I suppose the Christmas tree should come down too.  I always procrastinate that!   Have a good one!  ttul!