Monday, January 26, 2015

Cross Stitched Love

Good Morning!  I'm over at the Memory Box Blog  today with  another fun card using the Memory Box January 2015 Release.  This was a fun quick card using the Cross Stitched Love 99128 twice on a piece of red mirror card.  I layered the red onto black cardstock and popped it over some very cute satin ribbon hearts on top of the Dot Licorice paper.   This would be a great mass produced card if you had to make some for a full class or office.   

Memory Box Products Used:
Cross Stitched Love 99128
Dot Licorice Paper 77902

Thank you so much for stopping by and I hope you like it.  Have an Wonderful Day!

Thursday, January 22, 2015

LOVE - Modern Style


Good Morning!  I'm over at the Memory Box Blog  today with  another fun card using the Memory Box January 2015 Release.  I love how modern this card turned out with the bright pink Splendid Clarkia - 99068 flower embedded in the mat silver cardstock and the modern LOVE font from All About the Love - 30005 out of green shimmer cardstock.  This is, of course, part of my Die Cut Discovery class today at CraftFancy this month and will also be featured at the CraftFancy Valentine Make & Take Event this Saturday along with so many more projects created with this line of dies.

Memory Box Products Used:
All About the Love - 30005
Splendid Clarkia - 99068

Thank you so much for stopping by and I hope you like it.  Have an AMAZING Day!

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Memory Box Blog Blitz - Whispy Long Stem Lavendar

 So excited to be on the Memory Box Blog for the New Release Blog Blitz.   Today I have created a card using the Long Lavender Stem - 99108 along with the Studio Square Layers - 30021 and the Tag You're It Squares - 30025.  I die cut lots of little lavender stems and flowers in a couple of shades of purple.  Then I layered them onto a Studio Square I inked with Tumbled Glass Distress Ink.  Any die cut excess I cut off the edges and I added the Tag Frame over the top.  Some lavender tulle and glitter tops off the card.  I had a lavender stem left over so I decorated the inside with the square from the tag frame.

Memory Box Products Used:  

Make sure to comment on all the designer's posts throughout our blog blitz this week.    The deadline for comments is 11:59 PM EST on Sunday January 18th.  The more posts you comment on the better chance of WINNING!  Plus the side affect is LOADS of Inspiration!  

Thanks for stopping by have an Amazing Day.

Thursday, January 08, 2015

New Memory Box Dies

 Good Morning today I'm over on the Memory Box Blog.  Is everyone excited for all of the new Memory Box Dies?  Can you tell?  I want to share a few of my favorites with you. First the Ferrand Heart 99077 it  is Beautiful and designed to work with other MB Dies the Grand Heart 98254 and Glorious Hearts 30006.  Today I am using it by itself though.  I did cut with it and use it as a stencil to add details to the cut die, love having this ability.  Also on this card is the Bengal Background 99060 it's an A2 background which is PERFECT, and it works with the Bengal Detail Plate Die 99065.  Oh where to begin?  This one is stunning and I have barely scratched the surface with it by cutting it out of pearlized pink cardstock.  To create a bit more drama on this card I used the new Studio Square Layers(Open Studio Dies are AMAZING) 30021 and the frame comes from Shaker Square Frames 30030, also Open Studio, with foam tape!  Lots and lots of foam tape under the frame and the heart.  The Open Studio Dies come on their own magnet sheet to keep everything in place, OHHH how I love this.   Lastly a little double bow was added to make it even more precious!   I adore how this card turned out the colors are soft and pastel, a nice break from last month!

 Hope your having fun picking out all of your Favorites from the New Release!  Check back again for other GREAT Projects using the New Memory Box Dies.

Memory Box Products Used:

Other Products Used:
Pink Cardstock
White Cardstock
Pink Pearlized Cardstock
Distress Ink
Satin Ribbon
Foam Tape

Thursday, January 01, 2015

Happy 2015

Happy New Year!  Did everyone PARTY all Night Long?  We had a lovely time with Family and I ate way too much junk food which is our tradition.  But oh my it was yummy.  I have a bit of salt overload today though need to drink lots of water.    I'm here with a Memory Box Celebration Card today.

Here is a little bit of FUN for you all.  First on Kraft cardstock, with the Snowfall Stamp I stamped VersaMark all around the edges with the little dots and embossed with the Imagine Crafts Black Embossing Powder.  This did leave a bit of a blank in the middle but I just punched it out with a circle.  Then I foam taped the piece onto a Black cardstock mat.  In the center I cut out the Urban Numbers from Gold Mirror Card and added a bit of Diamond Stickles around them.  They are so much more glittery in person it's hard to capture.  The corner bow was also cut out of the Gold Mirror Card and added on top.  And lastly it was all layered onto Gold and then onto a Kraft Card.  Pretty and Simple for the New Year.   So Modern!

Memory Box Products Used:

Other Products Used:
Imagine Crafts Black Embossing Powder
Imagine Crafts VersaMark Stamp Pad
Gold Mirror Card
Diamond Stickles
Black Cardstock
Circle Punch

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Have a Jolly Christmas

Merry Christmas!  I hope everyone is enjoying this Holiday Season with their Family and Friends!  I'm here with a Memory Box Card today.

Here is a little bit of Happy for you all.  I love the Have a Jolly Christmas die it always makes me break into song.  I know you can here it,  "Have a Holly Jolly Christmas, it's the Best Time of the Year".  We've just cut the die out of Gold Mirror Card and adhered it to the Cranberry Gingham.  Filling in the Holly, berries, ornaments and some snowflakes with stickles!  So fun!

Memory Box Products Used -

Other Products Used - 
Gold Mirror Card
Stickles (Various Colors)

Thank you so much for stopping by and sharing the Joy of paper crafts on this Special Day.  

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Poinsettia Bloom Trio - Memory Box Holiday Card

Good Morning Marnie here!  We're counting down exactly 7 days until Christmas if you count today.  Only 7 Days to make cards, craft, shop, bake, wrap, ship, decorate, and so on.  I'm almost done this year only a couple more little things then all the wrapping and baking to come.  Our house has come down with a cold unfortunately but they will be healthy by the Holiday's so that's AWESOME.  But I adore all of the preparations.  It is my favorite time and I always seem to be stuck for another idea for a few more cards, last minute?  Here's one for you.  

It's a pretty simple card so you can create quickly just cut the Big Word Pop Curve out of the the Cranberry Moroccan paper and snip off the talky bubble piece to make one giant hill.  Now add the Poinsettia Bloom Trio, I cut it out of 2 shades of red to add a bit of interest.  For the centers this time  I added Mercury Glass Stickles.  Tuck some of the Forest Pine Branch into the Poinsettias.  This entire piece gets built onto the Blueberry Gingham mat and layered onto a Kraft Card.  I did stamp Merry Christmas as my greeting.

Products Used

I hope you and yours Have the Happiest Healthiest Week leading up the the Holiday.  

Wednesday, December 03, 2014

Gingerbread House - Memory Box/Poppy Stamps Blog Hop

 Welcome to the Memory Box/Poppy Stamps Blog Hop - Holiday Gift Tags or Wrappers Dec 2-Dec 4

I've created this adorable little Gingerbread House tag from the Cute Cottage and Frosted Roof and Ledges dies by PoppyStamps.  Then I added accessories like the Swirled Lollipops, Goodie Gum Drops, Mini Holly Leaves and Christmas Lights Set dies by Memory Box Stamps.

I think it turned out cute with smoke out of the chimney and the roof and ledges frosted up with Flowersoft.  The windows have a bit of glitter in them and the gum drops are sugared.  Inside the door is where I will write my message.  

This will be an adorable tag on my Gingerbread Cookie plates to give as gifts for the Holidays.  I have included the Gingerbread Cookie Recipe Below if you would like to try it out this Holiday Season.

Now lets get to the Hopping so you can see more AMAZING creations next stop is Teo  Ilona's Blog the list is also below to follow along. 

The Hop starts here at the Memory Box Blog and you can always return here if you get lost along the way.

Be sure to leave comments on the blogs for a chance to win prizes from Birch Press Designs throughout the Blog Hop!  The Prize for Day 2  is a Birch Press Design Tea Towel- winner's choice.  You can comment now through December 10th for a chance to win.

Products Used

Poppy Stamps Dies Used:

Memory Box Dies Used:

Other Products Used:
Red & White Twine(The Twinery)
Crystal Stickles(Gumdrops)
White Glaze Pen (Lollipops)
Elizabeth Craft Glitter(inside Windows)
Flowersoft White Diamond(Roof and Ledges)
Clear Glaze Pen(Lights)
Cotton Ball(Chimney)
Cardstock various colors
Red Mirror Card

Don't forget to comment for the great prize from BirchPressDesign.    

Gingerbread Cookies 

1C Brown Sugar                          1t. Cinnamon
1C Molasses                                1/2 C Hot Water
1C Shortening Melted                   1T Baking Soda
1 Egg Beaten                                1/2t Salt
1t Ginger                                      5C All Purpose Flour

Mix together Sugar, Molasses, Shortening, Egg, Ginger, Salt, Cinnamon, Hot Water and Soda.  Mix well.  Add flour to form a soft dough.  Chill in fridge 1-2 hours.  Roll out on a lightly floured surface and cut with cookie cutters.   Bake in a 350 degree oven for 10-12 minutes.  When cool decorate with Royal Icing.  Makes 3-4 dozen depending on cut cookie sizes.

Hope you enjoy them!  Thanks again for stopping by!  Enjoy all of the Holiday Preparations.

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Catalina Christmas Wreath - Memory Box

Happy Thanksgiving!  Well it is here in the US.  I'm over on the Memory Box Blog Today!  Today we will spend time with our Families, extended Families and neighbors Giving Thanks and then we stuff ourselves with Turkey and other yummy things.  It's the kick off to our Holiday Season as well and I'm with my Mom's cooking up a storm with the Macy's parade on in the background getting ready to begin work on my Holiday Cards, after the feast and we wash the dishes of course.  So here is an idea for you.   

The background for this is the Adornment Stencil 88587 stenciled over Shabby Shutters ink with clear embossing paste on glossy card stock.  Once everything was dry I misted the project and whipped away the green where the embossing paste was not.  I love the affect it looks like grand wallpaper.  Then the Catalina Wreath 98189 was cut from Gold Mirror Card and added to the top of the card.  To dress it up a bit more I added a few glitter domes to it.  The Merry Christmas B2019 is stamped in red ink.
Memory Box Products Used:
Hope everyone has a Wonderful and Safe Holiday Weekend.  If your not out tomorrow for Black Friday be sure to check back for more fun ideas.   Thanks for stopping by.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Christmas Tree - Ppinkydolls

Today it's time for a little Holiday Project over on the Treasured Times Inspiration Blog.  I love this little stamp called  Christmas Tree Designed by Chrishanthi from Ppinkydolls.  She is such an adorable Santa colored up with Copic Markers!  Her hair is a non traditional color which turned out fabulous!    The paper is Believe is a Boss Cuts die the paper Bazzill, Jillibean Soup and October Afternoon.  Oval Die Spellbinders lots and lots of snowflakes some MS punches some acrylic and as always a little sparkle! 

Copic Colors Used:
Hair - G00, G000, G0000
Skin - E000, E00, E01, R01
Dress & Bows - B0000, B000, B00, B01
Tree - G24, G21, G20
Hat & Garland - R21, R22
Tights - R32
Ornaments - R11, R43

Here is a closeup of the snowflake cluster.
 Here is a closeup of the coloring.
Thanks so much for stopping by today stay warm and have a Wonderful Day!