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!

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Good Morning, I'm over on the Memory Box Blog today I have for you a card using the Birch Trees Stencil - 88527  This really is a great Stencil and can be used for any season.  Today I have sponged it with Viva Decor 3D Stamp paint in mat Black on white card stock, so it looks like chalk ink.  The bird  from Resting Birds Die - 98527 was cut from Gold Mirror Card.  The Heaven Sings Stamp - B1385 was stamped on white card stock and inked with some light green ink.  All of this was layered onto Sage card stock and Patterned Paper then finally put onto a Sage Note A2 Card.
Memory Box Products Used:   


Thank you for stopping by to see all of the creative projects this week.  Be sure to come back tomorrow for another Amazing project.  Have a Wonderful Day!


Saturday, November 15, 2014

Treasured Times Challenge #29 - Anything Goes


It's time for a Challenge on the Treasured Times Rubber Stamp Challenge Blog!  We are so excited as we get closer to Halloween.  The amazingly talented girls on Team B and myself were challenged to create projects using the 
The patterned Paper on the card is by Doodlebug and the dies used are Impresson Obsession Snowflakes out of Silver Cardstock, Purple and Pearl.  There is also a bit of Glitter Paper by American Crafts.  The cardstock is Bazzill.  Once the entire card was put together I added rhinestones to the snowflake centers and a bit of lavendar tulle for a bow.
 Be sure to check out all of the other amazing projects by my team mates on the Blog Here.  Challenge Details are BELOW !  Enjoy!
This next challenge is an "Anything Goes" challenge.
The challenge runs from November 15th 8:00 am PDT - November 28th at 11:55 pm PDT.
You may use any stamp of your choice for this challenge. 
You may enter up to three items as long as they aren't old entries.
Link your project to your blog then Link Your Projects to this Post..... 
The prizes for Challenge #29 are Amazing!
Take advantage of all 3 Times you can enter!  GOOD LUCK!
Thanks so much for stopping by Have a WONDERFUL Weekend!

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Natures Joy Pinecone Frame - Memory Box!

Good Morning,  I'm over on the Memory Box Blog today using the Pinecone Frame Die and a little Snow and a little tutorial here.     
 Today we are going to use the New Pinecone Frame - 98971 as a Stencil and airbrush the color in.  First die cut the frame out of a heavy weight cardstock.

 Next add some temporary adhesive too the back of the pieces.
 I first added the frame with the branch to a blank sheet of paper.  Colors used for the sky are Copic BG90 and BG93.
 Here is the finished sky.
 Now add the pinecone piece to the background lining it up with the branch.  Airbrush Copic E43, E44 and E47
 I didn't cover the entire pinecone with the each color but from the tips light to dark.  Also airbrush the frame around the piece.
 The finished pinecones before I peel up the stencil.
 Now use a stylus and the Copic Opaque White to add snow to the points of the pinecones
 I have  also added snowy dots as well as the Pine Needle Border 98467.  Nature was cut with Script Lowercase Alphabet 98896 and Joy out of Urban Uppercase Alphabet 98881 both out of Gold Mirror Card.  The entire piece is glued to an Ivory Card Front.
Memory Box Products Used:

If you are as addicted to Copics as I am I hope you get a chance to give it a try!   Have a Wonderful Day!



Thursday, November 06, 2014

Memory Box - Metallic Grand Thank You

Good Morning!  I'm over on the Memory Box Blog today with a quick elegant Thank You Card.  Today I have used the Lanthenay Stencil and some Viva Decor 3D Stamp Paint Walnut Brown Metalic and Gold onto black cardstock to create my background.  Once that was dry add the Alessandria Tree from Gold Cardstock to the card (don't forget to trim the trunk so it doesn't show up in your greeting).  The cut and layer the Grand Thank You over the top from Copper Cardstock.  Don't you just love all the mixed metals?  Since there are so much going on I layered the entire piece onto an A2 Kraft Card.
Memory Box Products Used:

I hope you like it.  Be sure to check back tomorrow for a Lovely Project from Jenny, she never disappoints.  Have a great day! 




Saturday, November 01, 2014

Tresured Times Rubber Stamps Christmas Release BLOG HOP!!!!



The TT design team has created some amazing projects to inspire you


My project for the release uses Christmas Bear & Friends By Jehanne Silva Freimane and Copic Markers and the Airbrush System.  Also used are Doodlebug Papers, Elizabeth Craft Stickers, Flowersoft, Wink of Stella and some Mini Christmas Ornaments(snowflakes) from the local craft store.

We're excited for the Treasured Times Rubber Crhistmas Release Blog Hop.  There are so many amazing new Stamps from Fabulous Artists and the Treasured Times Design Team has created The following Fantastic Creations.  You are on the hop to check them all out up close and Personal.  Thanks so much for coming here from Nia's Blog.  Be sure to head on over to the Treasured Times Rubber Stamps Facebook Page for fun and games to go along with the release.  Don't miss this release there are such inspiring Christmas Ideas to get your MOJO going for those Holiday Projects.  

I hope you like my project and be sure to leave a comment to be eligible for the blog candy and I would love for you to become a follower of my blog. I look forward to reading your comments about my work, it's time to hop on over to Astrid's blog for more inspiration.

Here is the blog hop line up in case you get lost along the way and your next stop is:..........

Denielle Sargeant

Many thanks for hopping with us today and hope to see you again soon.

The WINNER will receive 1 of each of the new stamps being released today, 12 stamps total.
Winner to be announced November 3rd. 

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Silvery Snowflakes

 We are continuing on our week of the Memory Box/Imagine Crafts Blitz.  I'm over on the Memory Box Blog today sharing a Silvery Snowy Card with you.   

I love using the stencils for perfect backgrounds.  Who needs patterned paper when we have all of these amazing stencils and so many techniques and amazing products to create fun affects.

First I've created a snowy background using the Winter - Snowflake Lace Stencil 88576 and some black paper.  I sponged Memento Luxe Wedding Dress over the stencil then sprinkled on Imagine Crafts Sparkle Embossing Powder.
The entire piece was heat set.   And OH MY does it sparkle.  It is very hard to convey in a photo.
Next on another sheet of black I stamped the Forest Pine G2016 stamp in Delicata Sivlery Shimmer Ink and added Imagine Crafts Silver Embossing Powder. 
The entire piece was cut down to size and lastly I used the Sheer Shimmer Spritzer in Frost to add dots by taking the pump out of the bottle and dropping the dots one by one from the tube.  Once these dried they SHIMMER and SHINE so much! 
The card base is a Dove Gray Card and to set the tree off I used a mat of Silver Mirror Cardstock.
I hope you like it! The Silvery Glittery Mix makes me whistful for the sparkle of the first snowfall.  Which apparently is a possibility for Halloween night here. 

Memory Box Products Used:

Imagine Crafts Products Used:
Memento Luxe Wedding Dress Ink
Sparkle Embossing Powder
Delicata Silvery Shimmer Ink
Silver Embossing Powder
Frost Sheer Shimmer Spritz

Thank you for stopping by to see all of the creative projects this week.  Be sure to come back later and see what Jenny has concocted for you and Deborah and Shelby will be here tomorrow with more Amazing Projects.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Halloween Classroom Treats



This is a Silhouette cut file my favorite tool for class party stuff!  I had fun putting these together at the Crop on Sunday.  The cardstock is Bazzill.  I used googlie eyes and my Black Copic Multi Liner to draw the scars and mouth.

Abbi's class is getting these at the Party on Friday.  They have Yummy Skittles in them.

I would like to enter this into the following Challenges:


Don't forget to check back Saturday for some Amazing new things from Treasured Times Rubber Stamps.

Thanks for stopping by have a wonderful day!    I'm off to create some Amazing Folded Cards.....