Archive for the 'Memory Box' Category

Happy Valentine’s Day

Happy Valentine’s Day!! Here are a couple of cards I made using Memory Box penguins, and A Muse sentiments.  I  just love these little penguins- too cute!  On the first one, I used pink stickles to add some shimmer, and a Martha Stewart scalloped heart border punch.

On this next one, I used a Martha Stewart scalloped heart punch, and then added diamond glaze to the top for some shine.

Hope you enjoy your day!!


Golf buddy

This new memory box penguin is a perfect fit with the A Muse golf cart.  I made this for my uncle’s birthday as he is a big golfer.

I just did very subtle shading on the penguin by waiting until the image had dried, and going over the shadows again with the same color.  Another thing I love about Copics- you can fix almost ANY mistake!  I had colored the golf cart this really terrible color blue that didn’t go with the card at all.  I used the blender pen to almost erase everything and ended up with this tan cart instead- still not perfect, but better than cutting it out again!

I loved Rhonda’s recent card using patterned paper as the hillside, so I used A Muse madeira paper and PaperTrey design paper to make the golf course.



I love this Memory Box topiary.  I needed something masculine and not so cutesy for my Grandfather’s 84th birthday, and this was just the thing. 

I love using my Copic markers to do some great shading with this image.  I added some warm grey shadows at the bottom for an even more real effect.  Love this with the new A Muse vintage brown notecards. 

Because I didn’t have the right range of green markers to blend with (some were too bright), I used a Warm Grey #2 to tone down the brighter ones.  This is one of the tips we’ll be demonstrating in my advanced Copic technique class this Friday at The Paper Tree.  Hope to see some of you there!

Make A Wish Birthday

My neighbor watches my daughter while I’m working, and her little girl was turning 5.  I needed a special card that she would love.  I know two of her favorite things- the color blue, and ballet. 

For the gift card that went with her birthday gift I made a smaller 3×3 card -

I used my new Doodlebug Cupcake glitter to make the “5″ really sparkly!

Amuseapalooza vacation-style

I was on vacation with my husband’s family for the Amuseapalooza week.  Although I was very sad to miss out on all the fun, we had a great time in North Carolina.  One rainy day, I pulled out my card stash, and everyone was really excited to make some cards- it was too funny!  No one had ever stamped before, so it was fun to see what everyone came up with.  Here’s some pictures of the cards they created….

This is a great color combination – I will have to use this one!


These last two are something I’d never thought of doing- stamping in black and then shadowing in another color- very cool.  Unfortunately somehow I missed the pictures of our nine year old cousin’s cards – but they were amazing!

Happy Bird-Day!

I made this card for one of my friends that I met through stamping online.  It’s so funny how you “meet” people and become friends through shared hobbies.  We share a love of two things- A Muse and Memory Box Penguins! I just cracked up the first time I saw this new penguin stamp, and had to have it. 

I thought it would make a perfect card for – not because I think she looks like this, but more because I’m hoping it will make her laugh :)


Image & sentiment- memory box

Card- A Muse

Accessories- Doodlebug Paper frills, copics

Thank you cards

I made a few versions of these thank you cards for my daughter’s birthday thank you’s.  I love these Memory Box penguins.  I was so excited to see they are coming out with a new release soon!  They are just the cutest things, and kids cards give me the perfect excuse to use them.  I also used the A Muse thank you and my favorite polka dot cards.  I did have to force myself to use the baby blue and pink colors though instead of my favorite go-to blueberry and grass green! It was hard, but I worked through it.


Bridal Shower-palooza

So, you might have read my posts about the last minute bridal shower card & birthday card.  Well, here is my card, recipe and wrapping paper ensemble.  Of course, I love doing this kind of thing, so they all had to color coordinate- hee hee ;)

The wrapping paper below I found at Target, and fell in love with.  That was the inspiration behind this whole color scheme.  Julie’s card a few weeks ago was so cute, I decided to cut out and pop the shower. 

Close up of the popped shower…

The recipe card & wrapping paper…

The penguin is Memory Box, and Nancy’s gorgeous ATC inspired me to buy this stamp and to do the paper-piecing.

Thanks for visiting!



Memory Box ATC

Here’s an ATC I made for a Memory Box swap recently.  I just love this new bird & birdcage image.  Best part is that they are both on the same stamp!

I cut out the bird & mounted him on foam tape, then applied Diamond Glaze to make him super shiny!  I also used a clear glaze pen on the birdcage, after outlining it with Cool Shadow- my favorite Copic marker!  I then added some dew drops for a little something, and used design paper from Paper Source. 

More orange and blue- shocking!  I think Heather actually started something in me with her Orange & Blue challenge as now I’ve been using that alot.  Thanks Heather!

Thanks for visiting!

Birthday Party!

My daughter’s 2nd birthday is coming up soon…I can hardly believe it!  I found these invitations at Target on clearance last summer, and knew I wanted to use them for her next party.  I ran them through my printer, and then used this cute little Memory Box bear. 

I gave my daughter two different stamps to chose from, and she picked this one out right away.  I used my Copics to color in, used stickles on the cupcake frosting, and Diamond Glaze on the heart balloon to give it some shine.  I also used my Staedler Triplus marker to draw in some ground.  These were super simple, and took me no time at all!

These also are my submission for Heather’s Share Your Spark Challenge - this week’s was to make a card that looked “wet”.  Here’s a close up of the “wet” balloon….

Subscribe to Simply Inspired



July 2014
« Feb    


Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.