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Dave Brethauer
Creative thinking - inside and out
Interests: I am the designer for memorybox stamps and papers. I teach, write, paint, draw, travel + design.
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I just LOVE LOVE LOVE the new ROW OF POPPIES die no. 99137: The other day I started cutting out lots of them in a variety of papers. Then I cut other dies to coordinate with them: STITCHED CLOUDS no. 30053 and MINI PERFECT PATCHES no. 99162 and BEADED BACKGROUND no. 99132. The next step was to get some blank cards and start playing around with various combinations. At that point I knew I needed to add some stencil backgrounds for a few of the poppies: SPRINKLE DOTS no. 88597. (For one card I used HEART CONFETTI no. 88588 from... Continue reading
Posted 2 hours ago at Outside The Box
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Good morning everyone! I hope you've been enjoying your weekend and playing around with your collection of Memory Box products:) I'm loving the new release and the stamps are just wonderful and oh so versatile. Love love love this new butterfly stamped called Fluttering. I pulled out my Copic markers and Copic refills. I colored up the butterflies with the markers and the background was created using the refill inks. The inside was stamped with just a portion of the stamp. The sentiment is also from the new release and is called Happiness. Thanks for stopping by today. Shelby Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Outside The Box
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Good Morning Everyone! I hope you all enjoyed the Blog Blitz last week and were inspired by the awesome projects. And congratulations to those who were lucky enough to win some of those new products! Today's card is featuring some more great products from the 2015 Spring Release. I used one of the dies from the Open Studio Distressed Baptisia Collage Die set, and die cut it twice using watercolor paper. I sponged various colors of Distress Ink on the die cut piece and misted it with water. Spatter another piece of watercolor paper with diluted Distress Inks for the... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Outside The Box
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Good Morning Crafty Friends! Have you seen all the new Memory Box stamps, dies and stencils? Woo Hoo, they are spectacular! Last week we had a fun blog blitz (scroll back to see it if you missed it) and congrats to all the daily winners. Today I am featuring the Happy Fawn --he's got a lot of personality and there is a perfect sentiment from Poppy Stamps for a friendship card...."you are a deer friend". I watercolored this little fawn and the Blooming Leaf Border using ordinary "hard cake" watercolors---just add water! I like using a #3 round brush and... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Outside The Box
Salut les filles: J'ai les gagnantes !!! Merci de votre participation et pour votre fidélité à mes blogs... ******N'oubliez pas de me donner vos addresses, vérifiez vos e-mails!!!***** A -Gagnantes Blog en français: 1- Gagnante: Theresa; a gagné la découpe "row of poppies", poste 4- 13- 2015 (blog en français)... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Un Brin De Creativite
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Hola a todas!!! Les tengo a las Ganadoras! de la semana pasada de estrenos de Primavera 2015 gracias por su participación y espero verlas seguido por aquí... *****Por favor envíenme cuanto antes sus direcciones, vean sus correos electrónicos!****** A- Ganadoras Blog en español: 1- Ganadora: Ceci Medina; ganó el troquel... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at A Crear Se Dijo!
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Memory Box card class taught by Pam Sparks at Scrapmania in Cedar Rapids Iowa. Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Outside The Box
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Know someone who might appreciate a cheer-me-up card? Here's one featuring the new Butterfly Trail. It's stamped on a watercolored background, then highlighted with Peerless Watercolors. Add a thoughtful greeting from our new collection of stamps. Jean Okimoto here today, with more new items from our Spring Release. Memory Box Products NEW Butterfly Trail Stamp E2044 NEW Hope in Your Heart Stamp B2058 NEW Open Studio Stitched Country Borders Die Set 30042 Open Studio Cherub Hearts Die Set 30008 Pool Notecard (for stamping) Pool Envelope Pool Distressed Dots Signature Prints Imagine Crafts Products Memento Dye Ink Refills - Bahama Blue,... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Outside The Box
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Hello, Stampers! Welcome back to the Memory Box Design Team blog! Today's card features a die from the last release, one of the new dies and a stamp from one of the new clear stamp sets. I think they're both AWESOME!!! S U P P L I E S Memory Box dies (Distressed Windham Collage, Loveland Corner), stamp (Words to Live By); Inks: Spring Moss, Ripe Avocado (PTI); Accents: gems (Mark Richards); Other: foam dimensional squares I N S T R U C T I O N S Make 3.5" x 5" card base. Cut green panel approximately 1/8" smaller... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Outside The Box
Good Afternoon, Marnie here with a pretty glittery floral card, perfect for Mother's Day or for a Special Birthday whatever you may need coming up. I have used the new Pennington Rose Blossoms 99147 layered light pink on top of dark pink on the Perfect Patch Strip 99166 I cut some small squares of the Moroccan patterned paper to go into the squares this made the flowers pop more and then I added glitter to the flowers. To complete the card I layered the squares onto the Postage Set 99131 (just the small square corner) and the Postage Strip 99168... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Outside The Box
Thank you to everyone who joined us last week during out blitz. We hope your were just as excited about the new products as we are. I hope you will continue following the blog as we have so much more to show you! Without further ado, congratulations blitz winners! Winner of Oceana Corner die from Anne's Post- Jenna Batik Winner of Monterey Sunrise stamp from Shelby's Post- Sar Tann Winner of Open Studio Circle Forest Scene from Deborah's post- Nancy Ward Winner of Samuel Fox stamp from Donna's post- Carol Froehlich Winner of English Rose Bouquet die from Pam's post-... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Outside The Box
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Hi Everyone! I hope you're having a great weekend. We are finally getting some warm temperatures here in New England and it finally feels like spring. For my card today I used some new stamps from the Spring Release. For the card background I inked the Pensive Alphabet with Orange, Pink and Purple Distress Inks and misted the stamp with water. I then stamped it onto water color paper. When the paper was dry I inked the Articles Ledger Stamp with Brown Distress Ink and stamped over the Alphabet image. Nathaniel Bunny was stamped with Black Ink and water colored... Continue reading
Posted Apr 19, 2015 at Outside The Box
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Sun's out, flowers are blooming - it's a great weekend! Jean Okimoto here with a quick card featuring two more items from our Spring Release. Everyone's excited about the NEW Open Studio Stamps Collection - and it's easy to see why! They're classic designs, perfect for cards, layouts, home decor, fabric arts, mixed media and collages. They're perfectly-proportioned for A2 cards - but are easily trimmed and great for layering. You'll see a lot of them here, and in my classes. Memory Box Products NEW Open Studio Blossom Branch Cling Stamp CS2213J NEW Open Studio Stitched Scalloped Circles Die Set... Continue reading
Posted Apr 18, 2015 at Outside The Box
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Have you enjoyed our Spring Blitz? Be sure to comment on each designer's post from April 13th thru the 17th for your chance to win one of the great new products featured on each card. The entry deadline is 11:59 PM EST on April 19th. Lucky winners will be announced on April 20th. There are so many wonderful designs in the Spring Release - it's hard to pick just one favorite. Jean Okimoto here, with a card featuring three must-haves - the Blooming Sketch Border and Follow Your Bliss stamps and the Open Studio Birds of a Feather Die Set.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 18, 2015 at Outside The Box
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I really hope that you have enjoyed the blitz this week. Don't forget that you have until Sunday, April 19th at 11:59 EST to leave comments to our posts of the week for the chance to win prizes. We will announce the winners on the Outside the Box blog next Monday. Good luck! For my card today, I used the new Postage Set die (99131) along with the coordinating Postage Set stencil (88606). When you cut out the postage, you get rectangles that look like this: The stencil coordinates with the die so that you can use it as a... Continue reading
Posted Apr 17, 2015 at Outside The Box
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Hello dear friends! Its Evgenia Petzer with you today and I really hope that you have enjoyed our blitz and my card will also inspire you a bit to browse through our new release. I was just drooling over this die (Sketchy Rings (99149)) once I saw it So I cut this ie twice from the white and pale pink cardstock and was playing layers as usual... and one more detailed image for you: Memory Box dies used: Sketchy Rings (99149) Pennington Rose Border (99142) You also have a chance to play with one of the dies that I ahve... Continue reading
Posted Apr 17, 2015 at Outside The Box
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Salut les filles: Comme dernier jour de la sortie des produits de printemps aujourd'hui je vous présente un petit échantillon des nouvautés de Poppystamps, pour ce blog en français c'est le tour aux découpes, dans le blog en espagnol: "A crear se dijo!" vous verrez une carte faite avec des... Continue reading
Posted Apr 17, 2015 at Un Brin De Creativite
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Hola mis queridas amigas: Este es el último día del estreno de primavera... Y Hoy les tengo una muestra de los productos NUEVOS de Poppystamps... Hoy le toca el turno a los sellos... Así coloreé las ardillitas, añadí algunos troqueles de Poppystamps también... Para poderse llevarse este set de sellos... Continue reading
Posted Apr 17, 2015 at A Crear Se Dijo!
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Hello everyone! This is Jennifer from The Stamp Addict in San Diego. I hope you are enjoying this blog blitz with all the new Memory Box dies and stamps as much as I have, it has been so much fun seeing what everyone has made! I couldn't wait to get my hands on these and have been having so much fun! Here is the first card I made using the Reverse Butterfly Collage die and the Open Studio Words To Live By stamp set! I used some alcohol inks on glossy paper and stuck that on the inside face of... Continue reading
Posted Apr 17, 2015 at Outside The Box
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Hello Crafty Friends, Today, I am the third designer to post a new card from the Spring 2015 Collection. This new collection has dozens of dies, stamps and stencils----time to go shopping! Poppies are the state flower here in California so this is my flower homage featuring the gorgeous Sunrise Poppy. I paired graphite and sky blue papers together with mango and meadow green papers for the flower---I love this color combination. The poppy was die cut in green and mango, both were distress inked to add color variation and shading. The flower pieces were easily pieced into their respective... Continue reading
Posted Apr 16, 2015 at Outside The Box
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Hi - hope you're enjoying our Spring Blog Blitz this week. Jean Okimoto here with a sketchy butterfly card for you! Be sure to comment on each designer's post throughout the blitz for a chance to win great prizes from the Spring 2015 Release. The deadline is 11:50 PM EST on Sunday, April 19th. Winners will be announced on April 20th. The prize I've selected for you is the big, super-versatile Open Studio Articles Ledger Stamp - you'll love it - good luck! Memory Box Products NEW Sketch Form Butterfly 2041D NEW Happiness 2062C NEW Open Studio Articles Ledger Cling... Continue reading
Posted Apr 16, 2015 at Outside The Box
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Happy Blog Blitz Thursday! We are well into the Memory Box Blog Blitz to introduce the 2015 Spring Collection. Is everyone having a BLAST? I love seeing what everyone has done with this amazing collection of dies, stamps and stencils. Just be sure to leave a comment on any or all of the posts during the Blitz on the Memory Box Blog for a chance to win some of the amazing new products. You have until Sunday, April 19th, 11:59 pm EST to leave comments. We will be announcing winners the Outside The Box Blog on Monday, April 20th. Today's... Continue reading
Posted Apr 16, 2015 at Outside The Box
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Salut les Filles: Aujourd'hui, c'est le tour aux Nouveaux POCHOIRS de la collection Printemps 2015 de Memory Box Pour cette carte j'ai utilisé aussi CETTE MAGNIFIQUE découpe pour le coin "FILIPA CORNER" et le tout est fait avec des encres et ce sublime nouveau pochoir... Il faut utiliser ce pochoir... Continue reading
Posted Apr 16, 2015 at Un Brin De Creativite
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Happy Wednesday afternoon! I hope you're enjoying the blitz so far! What a fantastic new release and such fabulous designs from our amazing team!!! Repeating what you've already heard, be sure to leave a comment at the end of the post. You'll have a chance to win the Birds of a Feather die set used on this post. You have until Sunday, April 19th, and winners will be announced on Monday, April 20th. I have fallen in love with the large resting bird from the set ... so much so that I ended up creating two cards! I know I'll... Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2015 at Outside The Box
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Welcome to the third day of the Memory Box Spring 2015 Collection Blog Blitz! Pam here... I'm sure you are enjoying the show and have a lot on your wish list already! One of you will be the lucky winner of the NEW English Rose Bouquet die I'm using today! *Comment on this post and all the other blog blitz posts until Sunday, April 19 at 11:50 p.m. Eastern time, for lots of chances to win!* Winners will be posted here on Monday, April 20th. For my card today, I die cut one of the corners from the NEW Open... Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2015 at Outside The Box
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