37 posts categorized "Sue T."


Tue 30

So long, farewell.........

It's time to goodbye to all of my Memory Box friends. I have sadly resigned from the MB team.

For my last post, I want to share a few of my favorite creations from the past year.


















Thanks for all the kind comments over the past year. I am wishing all of you creative times with inky  fingers!



Mon 22

Merry Christmas



It is hard to believe that Christmas is in 3 days! If you haven't started your holiday crafting, you better get moving! Here is a CAS card to get you inspired and motivated. I used the triangle tree that I white embossed. I tried a few different watercolors, but went with coloring the triangles with distress markers and blended them out with a water brush. 


I was going to add gold bling, but it looked to monochromatic. The red bling added just the right pop to this elegant card.


Wishing all of you a peaceful and blessed holiday season.



Fri 12

Pink is the new green


Hi everyone! Holy cow, Christmas is not that far away- 2weeks! Yikes!! Where is the time going?!!? I hope all of you have started on your holiday crafting. For some reason I am ahead of the game this year. I have all my cards made, over 100!!

Today's card features my new favorite color pink! Margarita- you made me a believer. Normally it is all about the green, but my pink ombre card just feels so festive!

Unlike most of my cards I am using two dies I especially like. The traditional ornament and classic ornament. After I die cut both of my ornaments, I found a wee surprise waiting for me. The classic ornament  cut with the two registers for lining the stamp and die up. 


I wasn't going to let this little glitch make me scrap the card and idea. After all isn't that what bling is for!! Covering up problems?!!?. So that's what I did I covered the holes with bling and added some more by the other ornament to balance the whole thing.


The ombre was done freehand with my copic markers, R29, RV14 and RV23.

No series this month, I am doing a potpourri of cards that are me and are just plain fun, since this is my last month as a designer for Memory Box. Stay tune for more to remember me by.



Fri 28

The final gathering


I know I am really stepping outside the box with the final card in my gathered blooms series. For this last card I stamped just the blossoms multiple times with Memento toffee crunch, morocco and my favorite- bamboo leaves to create this fun autumnal pattern. Add  a strip of washi and a sentiment and this quick CAS card is finished.


Here is a recap of all of the cards in this series.


I hope that all of you have had a blessed Thanksgiving.



Sat 22

Gathered blooms again


Hi Everyone! here is the second card in my gathered bloom series. I began this series with a straight up use of the stamp.


No I am going to move into other ways we can use this stamp. I have learned to look at my stamps- well for a lack of a better word- OUTSIDE THE BOX!!!! This way I can get the most use out of them.

Today, I die cut the cosenza tree border background. I then stamped the gathered blooms on each tree and colored them in autumnal colors with my copic markers. Each of the tree dies adhered back into the cardstock they were cut from with foam tape for a popped look.


When I look at this card, I see the view from my studio window of all the leaves changing colors and am reminded that Thanksgiving is just a week or so away!

Hope you enjoyed this "outside the box" use of gathered blooms. stay tune for my last installment- where I get really crazy!!!



Sat 08

The gathered blooms series



October is past and the weather is getting really chilly now. You can sense winter in the air. The leaves are falling quickly and there has been frost on the windows. Thanksgiving is right around the corner and I have so much to be thankful for. I am especially grateful for the wonderful stamps that Memory Box is making.

Gathered blooms was on the top of my list to get. I knew I was saving it for Thanksgiving cards. This month I will be focusing on this stamp and showing you a variety ways of using it.

Today, I am channeling my best Dave Brethauer and keeping the cards simple and colored. I stamped the blooms in Memento expresso truffle and watercolored the first card, the second stamped on kraft paper I colored with copic markers.


To showcase the sentiment I stamped and embossed with gold. I embellished the card with some twine and this CAS card was complete. 



I hope if Dave sees these cards he is smiling and thinking I taught this girl well!

Stay tune for the second card in my "gathered blooms" series.



Wed 29

Sparkly Snowfall


Hi everyone! Welcome back to our collaboration with Imagine Crafts. I think most of you who have been following my postings for the last month or two have seen quite a variety of the Imagine Craft products in my posts.

Today's card is the last in my snowfall series featuring none other than the snowfall stamp. I stamped the snowfall with Memento summer sky ink. I free cut the snow drifts and sprayed them with frost shimmer spritz. I attached the drifts to the snowfall stamped image with foam tape. I added the embellishments of the wooden tree and the snow bling. The sentiment was stamped with memento LUXE teal zeal.


If you missed the previous snow fall posts, please check here and here. The variety of products from Imagine Crafts make each one of these cards unique and yet cohesive.


The variety of products from Imagine Crafts make each one of these cards unique and yet cohesive.

I hope you enjoyed this series using the snowfall and starfall stamps from Memory Box.




Thu 23

Let it snow!


Hi everyone! Have you been enjoying our blog blitz? The Memory Box team has out done themselves this blitz! I hope I can keep up the momentum. 

I always am thrilled when I come up with an idea that can be easily reproduced in a variety of ways. This blueprint with a tag on a plain card base can be made in any number of ways.

My tag cards use two new products just released by Memory Box. The winter large snowflakes stencil and the die- let it snow clouds

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So how did I make these cards you ask? I free cut a tag shape and sponged  MenentoLUXE inks on to the tag with the snowflake stencil. I used summer sky, angel pink, pear tart and toffee crunch. Next I tried something everyone has been doing but I have been late to the party on this technique. I placed the stencil over the tag so the snowflakes are covering open spots and using the shimmer creative medium from Imagine Crafts.



I spread the medium through the stencil with a palette knife and carefully removed the stencil. while the medium was still wet I sprinkled glitter on the tag. While the tag was drying I die cut the let it snow die and just used the words.

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When the tag was dry, I attached the "let it snow" sentiment. Lastly, I adhered it to my base card with foam tape and added matching ribbons and some of the ever popular sequins. Why you ask? Because you can never have enough sparkle!

Here is another view, so you can appreciate the glittery snowflakes on this fun card.



I hope you like this clean and simple tag cards. Let me know how you would interpret this blueprint. 

Be sure to keep coming back for more creative inspiration from the design team.

Don't forget to leave a comment on this post for a chance to win the new "let it snow" die.  You have until 11pm EST on Sunday, Oct 26th to leave your comment.  Winners will be announced on Monday, October 27th. 

Good luck!



Sat 11

Golden Starfall


I am including starfall with this series because the stamp is similar to snowfall. If you missed the first installment, please check out this post.

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Do you see the falling images, you can see why I have used both these stamps in my series. Starfall just had to be done in gold and the best gold ink I own is the Delicata-Golden Glitz by Imagine Crafts. I stamped all the images with the gold ink and I fussy cut the forest pine.


The hill was free hand cut with scissors. I sprayed it with irRESISTible gold spray from imagine Crafts. I put it all together and you have a very CAS card that is merry and bright.


Stay tune for another installment of the "fall" series!



Tue 30

Twilight snowfall


Hi everyone! Time for a new series. This one is a wee bit different. I will see if you figure it out. 

Today's card features a great snowfall stamp- called what else but snowfall.  I stamped it on blue card stock and embossed it with sparkle powder by Imagine CraftsI added the trees and embossed them with white powder from Imagine Crafts

The sentiment was stamped with MementoLuxe teal zeal ink and embossed in clear.



Stay tune for the next creation in this new card series!