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Memory Box Glowing Candles…


Wow! A friend called the other day and said to me she was praying for peace.  If only mankind could truly wish peace and goodwill to all.  I have to say I am praying for peace right a long with her!

I made a short video to go along with this card… the Glowing Candles die lends itself to a type of paper piecing… call it die piecing!  Hope it makes sense in the video… if not… feel free to ask me questions!

(click the gear to switch to high definition)

I used Memory Box Card-stocks…

Thistle Gingham
Thistle Moroccan

May Arts wired gold edged red ribbon… Red Glitter Domes  and Versafine Onyx Black ink for stamping the Memory Box Sentiment

The dies I used…

Holly Holiday Frame Set
Glowing Candles

The stamp I used…

Peace and Goodwill to all

Again, the Perfect Layers tools to make the perfect 1/16th inch in and 1/2 inch borders…link in my sidebar and tutorials under the blog header.


Thanks for visiting today…hope this find you excited about creating Christmas cards!  Take care everyone and see you next time!

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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…

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Marianne Design Scandinavian House and Bicycle scene…

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As American as Bicycles, Baseball and Apple Pie is my little country scene today… Happy 4th of July!   I love the little stars on wires in the bicycle basket!
Lots of Marianne Design dies on this step card…

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(I just realized that when you load a video to You Tube they make it fit their window and it cuts off parts of the top and bottom.  Wish I’d realized this sooner… hope you can still get an idea of what I did)

This was so fun to make!  ttul!

Here’s the dies and supplies I used …

Thanks for stopping by!

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Stamping Sentiments video using a Stamp a ma jig…

Do you ever wish you could get your sentiments stamped right where you want them and straight?  Then stamp positioning is for you!  Watch my video and hopefully it will encourage you to use your stamp positioner!  I can’t stamp without it!  If you have questions or tips leave me a comment…

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Swiss Pixies Butterfly Lucy for Sweet Stamping Pixies Challenge #3…

It’s the second Monday of the month and that means it’s Sweet Stamping Pixies Challenge time!  The challenge starting today is… your favorite fairy, pixie or sprite!

Here’s Butterfly Lucy from CC Designs to charm you with a little scene I created.  I woke up at 4:19 Saturday a.m. with the idea to make the new fence die a heart fence… well…then I had to figure out how to do it because most punches punch from the bottom and would be upside down if you tried to punch from the top!  Here’s a video to show you how I did it!  I love it!  Hope you’re inspired to try it too!



You can click over to YOU Tube if you want to watch the video in High Definition. Click on the gear looking thing next to the red talkie box and it’ll let you choose HD.

My first Fence video is HERE.

A close up photo of the fence…

Butterfly Lucy is stamped with Colorbox Archival Wicked Black ink on Canson Manga Drawing heavyweight paper and colored with Distress Markers.  I stamped the Butterfly Logo with Versafine Onyx Black ink on Bazzill Dawn card-stock and cut it out with a Fiskars mini pinking scissors.

The Flower Border die is cut out of three colors of card-stock.  I leave the green together and glue the pink and yellow on top of the green.  The Grass Border die is die cut and then crimped with Quilling Creations crimper!  LOVE this fun tool!  Links below…

The three yellow butterflies flitting around the scene are an EK Success paper shapers punch… the tree limb is my favorite Leafy Branch die from CC Designs Cutters… links below.  I used the Rosie’s Roadshow cloud template, Tumbled Glass Distress ink pad and ink blending tool to make my cloud background.  I edged the papers and fence with Distress inks and the blending tool.

Thanks so much for stopping by!  oh,  this was long but I hope you had a good time!  I had fun creating this to share with you!  Hope you can click over to check out the SSPC blog too!

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Curly Q Flower making video…

I used the Curly Q die to create the flowers in this Flower Pot Bouquet card HERE!  I used the super cute Grass border, Flower border and Fence dies too, HERE… I used them on this card and this card….

Sorry about the quality of this video… I changed the setting on my camera for the last few videos so they would load faster to You Tube…not realizing that smaller meant compromising the quality! boo!  I will be changing back to HD for future videos!

Hope it gives you an idea of how fun this die is… I also used it in some creative ways in this post.   LOVE it!

Thanks for stopping by!  I’ll get to work on some new stuff!  yea!