Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Simon Says Work It Wednesday: Patterned Paper

The challenge at Simon Says Work It Wednesday is to use Patterned Paper.
Here's the card I made:
Patterned Papers:  both sides of Adorn It Wordplay and Bumble
Kraft notecard
scraps of off white and black cardstock
Honeycomb stamp--Stampers Anonymous
Bee With Hive stamp--A Stamp in the Hand
Wild Honey Distress Ink, Hero Arts Jet Black Ink
gold organza ribbon

close-up of the stamped images
Bee With Hive is stamped on top of the Honeycomb

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes!

Here's the card I made for the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge:  Anything Goes!

kraft notecard
white scalloped panel
oranges grosgrain ribbon, bow
orange and orange print cardstocks from scrapbox
Memory Box dies:  Small Alder Tree, small leaf corner, Verona and Blushing Bouquets
white pearls in two sizes for flower centers
everything secured under the bow so the leaves and blossoms have lots of dimension

What If? Wednesday Sketch Challenge A3014 @ Repeat Impressions

The What If? Wednesday Sketch Challenge A3014 at the Repeat Impressions Blog--The House That Stamps Built--is this prompt:
And this is the card I made:

Memory Box Violet Notecard and cardstock
Memory Box Viola print paper
Memory Box Scallop Border Die, small hole punch
white watercolor paper
Magenta Stamp14621-J
Archival Deep Purple Ink
white pearls in two sizes--3 at the top left and 4 on the stamped flower centers

CAS-ology Challenge Week 93: ELECTRIC

The theme for the challenge this week at CAS-ology:  ELECTRIC.
I've been spring cleaning the kitchen cupboards this week and found a bunch of Mom's vintage appliances.  So I went through my Cooking scrapbox and came up with three cards that celebrate the electric mixer.

Memory Box Bubble Gum pink notecard
Image from a memo pad
"MADE WITH LOVE" sticker

Memory Box Holly Berry notecard
paper and mixer from scrapbox

Memory Box Bubble Gum pink notecard
paper and chipboard image from the scrapbox

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

MOJO Monday Card Sketch Challenge #343

Here's the inspiration sketch for this week's MOJO Monday Card Sketch Challenge #343:
This card is only 3 1/2 inches wide by 5 1/2 inches tall.  So the paper and stamped panels are quite small as well.

Memory Box Patterned Papers, Pool--Clouds, Dots, Moroccan
Memory Box stamps:  Swish Border C989; Bird Branch E1035
Hero Arts Tide Pool Ink
1 1/2" and1" circle punches
blue ribbon

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Not So Mellow Yellow

This week's challenge on the Simon Says Stamp Monday blog is:  Not So Mellow Yellow.  Here's my card:
Memory Box White Notecard
Memory Box Squash Distressed Dots Paper, scrap of Olive cardstock, and printed paper (source unknown)
Memory Box Mesh Die, Hero Arts Lemon Yellow Ink (becomes a lovely green on the yellow paper)
Memory Box Dies for the leaves, fringed circle, and background and outline flower layers
3 flat Olive "buttons" for the flower center

Tuesday Morning Sketches Challenge #247

Here's the sketch for the Tuesday Morning Sketches Challenge #247:

And here's the card I made:
warm brown notecard
Adorn It Bumble/Word Play paper (I used both sides), Memory Box die and oval stencil for the basic shapes
Memory Box Squash Distressed Dots paper and Memory Box Honey Comb stencil over it, Wild Honey Distress Ink
Bee With Hive stamp F-1929, A Stamp in the Hand, Hero Arts Cup O' Joe Ink
dark brown cardstock scraps for under the oval and the hive image
Brown Pitt Pen to draw the stitched lines
three yellow buttons and twine

Monday, April 28, 2014

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Keep It Clean and Simple

The Challenge for this Wednesday on the SimonSays Stamp blog is to Keep It Clean and Simple.

This birthday card is also an homage to the Official Maine State Snack, the Whoopie Pie.  My favorites are the ones from Wicked Good Whoopies in Gardiner, Maine--soft, moist chocolate cakes with a delicious white creamy frosting-ish filling.  YUM!
brown notecard
cream cardstock
Hero Arts Cup O' Joe ink
stamp from Impression Obsession A9181--Looks just like a Whoopie Pie to me!
Memory Box 'happy birthday" stamp
brown micron pen and handwritten "Whoopie!"
pale blue ribbon edged with chocolate brown

Inkspirational Challenge:Green & Pink

This week's challenge at Inkspirational is to use Green & Pink.
I made a layered bouquet of spring flowers and greenery all tied up with a bow:
Memory BoxBubble Gum notecard andDistressedDots paper
Memory Box Dies:
SmallAlderTree; Sophia Bloom Set; Norwich Corner,Plush Bow

Repeat Impressions DCC 423: For the Guys

The Designers Choice Challenge 423 at Repeat Impressions/The House That Stamps Built blog:  For the Guys

card front
off white notecard
Repeat Impressions stamp--6006-M Forest Positive
Repeat Impressions stamp--5121-H Moose Silhouette
inside of card
Repeat Impressions stamp--1930-I A Moosage...

Less is More Challenge Week 169

The Less is More Challenge for Week 169 is to make a square card using a specific sketch.
And this is my card:
4 /14" square off white notecard
2 circle stamps, Hero Arts Forever Green ink
die cut leaves and flowers from memory Box dies
yellow pearls in flower  centers
sentiment:  Memory Box stamp

CAS-ology Challenge: GARDEN

This is a last-minute post for the weekly challenge at CAS-ology:  GARDEN.

I've been making a lot of cards lately that are just decorated fronts
because I'm going to stamp an appropriate sentiment on the inside
with the message I write.

close-up of Garden Watering Can
the little white dotted areas on the '''rose"/spout
are actually embossed by the die when cutting it

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Magazine Monday Challenge Week 48 @PaperCrafter'sCorner

Here's the Inspiration for this week's Challenge:
Magazine Monday challenge
Week 48
PaperCrafter's Corner

Here's my scrapbook page:  "Get away to Maine"

close-up of upper right

Close-up of lower right

Close-up of lower left

Close-up of upper left

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Sneak Peek: Monmouth QuiltShow and Miscellaneous Sale this Saturday!

The Monmouth Quilt Show and Miscellaneous Sale is this Saturday, April
26, 9 to 3. The main quilt show event is in the Monmouth Community Church
on Main Street near the railroad tracks.

There is a $1 admission fee.  Enter the building through the side door
off the driveway between the church and the Vestry/used stuff building
and go downstairs.  Downstairs in the Packard Hall are the sale fabric
tables, door prizes, raffles, silent auction (2 quilts made with Downton
Abbey fabrics), and food--bake sale and quiche luncheon.  There are also
6 vendors selling stuff as well as the church ladies.

There are antique quilts as well as recently made quilts on display over
the pews upstairs in the sanctuary.  There is also an incredible display
of vintage wedding dresses near the front of the church--many with photos
of the brides in their dresses.

 Across the street at Melledy Hall (owned by the Theatre of Monmouth)
there will be another 15 vendors selling all kinds of items.

This is a beautiful exhibit and a great chance to purchase items at
reasonable prices.  You might even win a door prize or take the top bid
in the silent auction!

Here are a few pictures from both the Quilts andWedding Dresses in the sanctuary and the items in the Packard Center downstairs:

Tea Mats made by Monmouth area quilters featuring Downton Abbey fabrics
For sale @$10 each

more tea mats

the two quilts up for bid in the Silent Auction
made with Downton Abbey fabrics
opening bid: $40 each

more tea mats

Raffles:  2 tickets for $1
Door Prizes
Drawing every half hour
Upstairs in the church sanctuary
These are just a few of the many many quilts
that will be on display.

Lots of handmade items for sale

frequent demonstrations in the
Packard Center

 And here's a look at just a few of the wedding dresses:

Hope to see you there on Saturday!!!

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Today's post for Outside the Box: Paper Cut Tulips Circle

Typepad won't let me post today to Outside the Box, the Memory Box blog.  So I'm posting here!

Here's a quick and easy card that uses a variety of the Memory Box Patterned Papers--Dots, Distressed Dots, and Moroccan-- in one color.  For this project I used a Memory Box Pool notecard, Pool cardstock, a scrap of white cardstock, and three different Patterned Papers also in Pool.


  •  cut both the Dots and Distressed Dots papers 4 X 5 1/4
  • adhere the larger Dots paper to the card front
  • tear the top off the Distressed Dots paper at an angle leaving the white edge exposed
  • cut a white 2 1/2" square; adhere to a scrap of the Pool cardstock and trim the edges
  • adhere the square piece to the center of the card front
  • die cut PAPER CUT TULIPS CIRCLE, die no. 98828, from the third paper pattern
  • adhere in the center of the square
There is room on the front to add an appropriate sentiment, but I might stamp one inside instead.

With fifteen (15!) different colors and four (4!) different patterns for each Memory Box Patterned Paper, think how pretty this would be using any of them!  Instead of sticking to one color, you could even mix them up on one card, perhaps using Bluebird and Key Lime for the background with Currant tulips or Snapdragon for the background and Violet tulips.  You might even create some seasonal cards--for instance, using Mango backgrounds with Licorice tulips for fall/Halloween.

Happy Crafting! 

Monday, April 21, 2014

CASology Challenge: NOTE

Here's my card and envelope:

white notecard and envelope
Archival Jet Black Ink
N070 Wavy Music stamp, Stampendous
0375F Musical Note, All Night Media
B864 just a note, Memory Box

Sunday, April 20, 2014

I'm the Winner @ PaperCrafter's Corner!

Here's what they posted today:

Anne T.
Papercrafting Challenge: Magazine Mondays - Week 47 Submission by Anne T. (image)
Papercrafting Challenge: Magazine Mondays – Week 47 Submission by Anne T.
Papercrafting Challenge: Magazine Mondays -Week 47 Submissions by Anne T.
Anne, (y)our Maine stamper, created a collage about a famous restaurant in Maine.
She highlighted lots about this local place known for its lobster rolls – she made me super hungry!
This is a great example of capturing the local vibe where we each live and I’ll be emulating a page like this for some of my favorite Austin eateries.

Be sure to stop by Anne’s blog to learn more about Red’s Eats (but be warned, if you love lobster, you will get a hankerin’ for it!).

My project will be featured on their Pinterest Page!

Friday, April 18, 2014

What If? Wednesday Sketch Challenge A1614 for Repeat Impressions blog

Here's the sketch for the What If? Wednesday Sketch Challenge A1614
for The House That Stamps Built, the blog for Repeat Impression

And here's my card:

Memory Box white notecard
Memory Box Patterned Papers
Window card front trimmed to fit
1" and 1/2" punches
Happy Easter stamp, DRS
Memory Box Glorious Gerber Daisies Die No. 98904
white pearls, tiny purple gemstones