Tag Archives: memory box

Significant Otter

  • Stamps – Art Impressions – Valentine Critters set
  • Dies –
    • Spellbinders – Curvy Labels
    • Mama Elephant – Heart Border
  • Patterned paper – Memory Box – Sweetheart Collection
  • Stickers – Mrs. Grossman’s
  • Cardstock – Bazzill and BoBunny
  • Copic markers

I know many people think Valentine’s Day is a marketing holiday, but I must admit to liking little hearts and cute animals on cards! And chocolate is a nice touch, too! I actually like to incorporate hearts in my mixed media work often, no matter what time of year.

I made this card for my husband. We are a cute animal loving family, so this is the first of several cute animal valentines I’ll be posting! I really like this set from Art Impressions and knew when I saw it at Creativation that I had to have it. I colored the otter with Copics. I pulled this card together by using some items that have been in my stash for years and years. The heart stickers and patterned paper are things I’ve had for at least 10 years, but I pull my Valentine-making supplies out and it keeps on giving!

Happy Valentine’s Day! Thanks for visiting today.

Challenge – Freshly Made Sketches #375

 


You’re special to me

  • Dies –
    • Memory Box – Flicker Hearts
    • Spellbinders – Romantic Rectangles
  • Stamp – Technique Tuesday – Dogwood
  • Patterned paper – Prima Marketing / Julie Nutting – Blush
  • Cardstock – Bazzill

I’m still embracing creating cards that are different from the Christmas cards that I concentrated on during the last month or two. It is fun to pull out some different supplies! For this I pulled some scraps together and used some pretty dies in my stash to create a simple card. This will be added to the box I’m putting together with cardmaking friends to send to a military unit (for the soldiers to send home to their friends and families). Thanks for stopping by.

By the way, my new friend pictured to the right of my card was a Christmas gift. Is he cute or what?! He is such a good model that he may appear in more upcoming photos! Thanks, Rene’!

Challenge: Your Next Stamp – Fun Friday Challenge #104 Anything Goes

 


Merry Christmas!

  • Stamps – Memory Box “Snow Much Fun” set
  • Dies –
    • Memory Box “Snow Much Fun” set
    • Lawn Fawn – “Stitched Snowflakes” set
  • Patterned paper – Echo Park Celebrate Winter Collection
  • Glitter cardstock – Paper Accents
  • Chipboard Quote Chip (Happy Holidays) – Tim Holtz Idea-ology – Christmas Words and Phrases
  • Red “pearls” – Mark Richards Ltd.
  • Cardstock – Bazzill

Wishing you a very Merry Christmas!

This was a fun card using the cute stamp and die sets from Memory Box. I like the color combination of red, white and blue with snowflakes–it is really eye-catching.  Have a wonderful day with your family and friends and thanks for stopping by.


Warm Holiday Wishes

  • Stamps – Memory Box “Snow Much Fun” set
  • Dies –
  • Memory Box “Snow Much Fun” set
  • Spellbinders Nestabilities “Labels Seventeen”
  • Patterned papers – Pebbles “Holly Jolly” collection
  • Copic markers
  • Cardstock  Bazzill

This was a fun card to make, although pretty busy visually! I stamped these cute critters from Memory Box and colored them with Copic markers, then cut them out with the matching dies to make life easier! I used inspiration from the card sketch at Freshly Made Sketches for the design, inking the edges of the background pieces to try to separate them a little from each other visually. A happy card with cute animals! What could be better? Thanks for stopping by!

Challenge: Freshly Made Sketches Challenge #365

 

 


Cerebral Squirrels: Thinking of You

  • Dies –
    • Memory Box “Busy Squirrels” and “Playful Squirrels”
    • Simon Says Stamp “Maple Leaf Corner”
    • Creative Expressions Craft Dies “Atlantic Ocean Collection – Cape Verde”
  • Stamp – Inkadinkado Personal Expressions “Expressions”
  • Ranger Distress Inks
  • Cardstock – Bazzill

I enjoy making Fall cards. When October begins, I think of leaves changing colors, my birthday (hee hee), pumpkins, and squirrels scampering. So I decided to make a card featuring squirrels scampering among the Fall leaves. I’ll probably send this to my son at college, who enjoys all things squirrel.

For this card, I die cut all of the Memory Box pieces from white cardstock and then used Distress Inks to color them. I cut the maple leaf die in the corner twice so I could inlay the contrasting color in some of the leaves. All of the supplies I used for this card have been in my stash for a long time, particularly the sentiment stamp that appears to be made in 2006! Thanks for stopping by.

Challenges:

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge – Simon Says Thinking of You (featuring Memory Box)

Simon Says Stamp Flickr Group – Challenge #82 Fall is in the Air

 

 


Purple floral card with die-cuts

ss_purple

  • Stamps – WPlus9 – “Spring Blooms”
  • Dies –
    • Spellbinders Nestabilities “Vintage Labels Three”
    • Memory Box “Locina Buckle”
    • Memory Box “Amira Flourish”
  • Ken Oliver Crafts – Liquid Metals “Metallic Amethyst”
  • Pearls – KaiserCraft
  • Cardstock – Paper Accents
  • Textured paper – unknown origin
  • Vellum

I created this card for a challenge with a group of friends to make a purple-themed card, as a tribute to a group member who recently passed away. I colored the image background with Ken Oliver Liquid Metals in a nice, metallic amethyst wash. I stamped over it with black ink. I used some lacy die-cuts for visual interest. Thanks for visiting.


Snowy New Year Canvas

New_Year_Canvas

  • 6 X 8″ Canvas panel
  • Dies –
    • Simon Says Stamp – “Abby Snowflake”
    • Simon Says stamp – “Melody Snowflake”
    • Memory Box – “New Castle Snowflake”
    • Sizzix – Tim Holtz Alterations -“Mixed Media”
  • Stencil – Tim Holtz for Stampers Anonymous – “Snowflakes”
  • Stamps – Judikins “Happy New Year” and Stampendous “Snowflake”
  • Faber Castell Whipped Spackle
  • Viva Decor Modellier-Creme – Mother of Pearl
  • Embossing Powder – Stampendous – “Blue Magic”
  • Cyrstal Stickers – Mark Richards Ltd. – Light Blue 5mm
  • Glitter – Stampendous – Crystal Snow, Gold Ultrafine, and Frantage silver crushed glass glitter
  • Ranger Dina Wakley Media Gel Medium – Lots!
  • Ranger Dina Wakley acrylic paints – Turquoise, Sky, Lapis, and White

I used a whole bunch of stuff in order to create the layers for this little canvas! And I used glitter and other shiny stuff that I don’t often use. The Mixed Media Mojo Challenge for January 2016 is to create something with a Winter theme and you can add a glitter twist. new_year_canvas_detail

I layered a lot of different products after the gesso to create a snowflakey, snowy feeling. The pearlescent modeling creme also gave off a nice sheen, as did the glitter and the embossing powder for the sentiment. The whipped spackle also give the impression of snow. I have a lot of snowflake stamps, dies and even a stencil, so it is nice to use them for something other than Christmas cards!

I like the size of this small canvas. It isn’t overwhelming and I am thinking that if I create these for each of the seasons that might be a fun little home decor item.

Thanks for stopping by!