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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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Hello all, I know everyone is focusing on the brand new release but one of our teachers here at The Stamp Addict in San Diego created this card for an upcoming class before the new dies came out and I just think it is too fantastic to not share! Kristin used the Leafy Stems Stencil and the Lunette Butterfly Die. She will be teaching this card and four others that showcase Memory Box dies and stencils at our store on Saturday Aug. 2nd from 2-4:30PM So if you are planning on being in town and want to attend just call... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Outside The Box
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It’s a rainy summer day here in Seattle – perfect Christmas card-making weather! Jean Okimoto here, with another holiday design for you. Memory Box Products 99021 Snowflake Arch Die 98752 A Flock of Birds Die 98917 Traditional Ornament 98958 Ornament Hooks and Caps 98936 Curled Ribbons B2013 Wonderful Time Combo (there’s a sweet little Christmas tree stamp attached to the side) Thistle Cardstock Juniper Notecard and Envelope Juniper, Thistle, red, white and gold is my favorite holiday color combination. I use it often, and keep reaching for the same colors over and over again. Hope you like it as much... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Outside The Box
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Good Morning! Has everyone recovered a bit from the Blog Blitzing? To counteract the 90+ temps here, for a couple of days, I've created this snowy card. Wishful thinking and all. To make this, I inked my background with Distress Ink and then down went the Forest Pine G2016 with Archival Ink. Next I put white embossing paste throught the Mini Dot Stencil 88533. For the overlay piece, I stenciled the Flurry Frame 88579 with Distress Ink and cut out an oval from the center. Lastly came greeting stamp Wonderful Time CS2013B. Hope you like it and the warm fuzzy... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Outside The Box
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Hi everyone! I hope you aren't done with stamps after last week's stamping blog blitz. Me- I can't get enough of all the new stamps that Memory Box has to offer. I love birds and have a million bird stamps, dies, stencils etc., but this absolutely adorable "berry bird" CS2009C just called to me and I had to have it. the ideas are swirling and you may be seeing him more then this time in my upcoming blog postings. Today the question is- "is less is more?" I usually agree, but I am not so sure today. My first card... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Outside The Box
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Good morning, Stamp Lovers! As you know, Memory Box has just released its 2014 Holiday Collection. For my card today, I chose the Plush Poinsettia Corner die and the Merry Christmas stamp for my card - what do you think? S U P P L I E S All products by Memory Box unless otherwise stated. Cardstock: Soiree Shimmer Silver, Pistachio; Patterned Paper: Morocco Key Lime; Stamp: Merry Christmas; Die: Plush Poinsettia Corner; Ink: Distress Embossing (Ranger); Copic Marker: YG95; Embossing Powder: Superfine Silver Detail (Ranger); Gems: Mark Richards; Adhesives: Tombo Mono, Sakura Quickie Glue Pen, Score Tape: Tools: ScorePal,... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Outside The Box
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Time again to congratulate some blitz winners. Here are the winners of the stamp blitz: 7/14 melissa- Bramble Surprise stamp 7/15 Chris Dring - Mistletoe Bundle stamp 7/16 Suzette Weber- Merry Background 7/17 Renee Logan- Snowfall stamp 7/18(a) Jane Reinecke- Gathered Blooms stamp 7/1(b) Debs- Majestic Deer stamp 7/19 coco- Winterberry Branch stamp 7/20 Susan Landreth- Merry Background Congratulations winners! I have just sent you emails to get your information. Thanks to everyone for playing! Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Outside The Box
Thanks to everyone who participated in our die and stamp blog blitzes! The winners of the stamp blitz will be posted at 12pm EST today, so be sure to check back to see if you have won. Good luck! Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Outside The Box
Hola mis queridas amigas: FELICITACIONES a las ganadoras... GRACIAS por participar en mis artículos, por dejarme mensajes y compartir mi información en sus blogs!!! aquí les tengo a las ganadoras... - troquel "Feliz cumpleaños die" para Lidia R - troquel "25th celebration die" para Ma Eugenia Ginés -troquel "Eliana backd... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at A Crear Se Dijo!
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My new favorite stamp is LARGE CATTAILS G2020. I paired it with another new stamp HELLO B2012 to create a set of notecards. I could either send these cards to my guy friends or I could send them all to one guy and he could send them to his friends. Either way, I think this combo of stamps makes a great card for guys to give or receive. Other materials used: Hero Arts Cup O' Joe Ink MementoLuxe Rich Cocoa Ink Memory Box notecards/cardstock in Parchment, Mocha, and Kraft one odd scrap piece of a rust-colored cardstock to make a... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Outside The Box
Salut mes copinettes: J'ai les chanceuses gagnantes... Voici leur nom... - découpe "50th celebration die" pour Gigila - découpe Jolly Die pour Kinna - découpe Snowflake die pour Zenzazy - tampon Doe stamp pour Regina - tampon Doe stamp pour Catherine D gagnantes du blog en espagnol: "a crear se... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Un Brin De Creativite
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I hope you've been enjoying seeing all of the awesome new stamps! It's my turn (Shelby) to show you one of the brand spankin new stamps...so many stamps, so little time. But I'm sure I'll be able to get them inky:) Today is the last day of the stamp blitz, so be sure to leave a comments on today's and all the posts in the last week to increase your chances of winning one of the stamps. This card is similar to one we made yesterday in our Christmas in July Memory Box class at Simple Pleasures. This stamp is... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Outside The Box
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Salut mes chères amies: Un poste rapide...la santé n'est pas au rendez-vous mais je tenais à publier ce poste pour la dernière chance de gagner le tampon de cette adorable biche... Une Fenêtre d'anniveraire avec ce petit paysage...tout décoré avec des tampons de Memory Box... carte parfaite pour un anniversaire... Continue reading
Posted Jul 19, 2014 at Un Brin De Creativite
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Hola mis queridas amigas: Hoy les traigo esta fácil tarjeta de navidad...un arbolito de navidad, decorado con escarcha dorada .. Primero, usé este bolígrafo con tinta en hoja de oro en los bordes, después estampé el sello del pino con tinta verde en la cartulina blanca y luego añadí puntos... Continue reading
Posted Jul 19, 2014 at A Crear Se Dijo!
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Hi everyone! Welcome to the Holiday Stamp Collection Blog Blitz! I love rubber stamping so I am very excited about this part of the blog blitz. Today I am sharing with you a clean and simple Christmas Card. I know many people that need to make several Christmas Cards that would appreciate something they can make fairly quickly. This card couldn't be easier. I stamped and embossed the Winterberry Branch Stamp and watercolored it. I stamped the Jolly Stamp with black ink and added a red bling over the word "Jolly". I inked the edges with Vintage Photo Ink and... Continue reading
Posted Jul 19, 2014 at Outside The Box
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There have been so many gorgeous samples with ideas for the holidays, but I really wanted to share something using the new Gathered Blooms stamp G2021. I originally planned to color it with an assortment or oranges and yellows to make a fall bunch of flowers, but as I was coloring, I decided to add more pinks and ended up with a "summery" bunch of flowers instead. Have you ever done that? Started with something in mind and end up with something completely different? I find that to be one of the joys of stamping...you just never know what you... Continue reading
Posted Jul 18, 2014 at Outside The Box
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'Morning Crafty Friends, Here we are near the end of the Memory Box Holiday Stamps Blog Blitz week. Hope you have been checking in each day to see the team's inspiring cards. The new holiday stamps are especially beautiful and creative---to tell you the truth, I couldn't decide on just one or two to feature so I chose several! I think the Majestic Deer is going on my Christmas cards this year---isn't he absolutely stunning? Sometimes with "solid" stamps I use this trick to get a good result--after inking the stamp with pigment ink, lightly mist water onto the inked... Continue reading
Posted Jul 18, 2014 at Outside The Box
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Good Morning. I'm so excited for the Stamp Blitz this week I hope you all are as well! I'm doubley excited since this is my first release since I have been on the team! I so love Memory Box stamps they are beyond versitile and modern so this is a real treat to be able to participate. Today I have for you a set of 4 cards, similar but not the same. All of them have Snowfall Stamp - G1999 with Gold or Clear Embossing Powder. Other Memory Box Products Used: Stamps Heaven Sings - B1385 and Merry Little Christmas... Continue reading
Posted Jul 17, 2014 at Outside The Box
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Hola Mis queridas amigas: Ya estamos en pleno en la semana de estreno de proyectos hechos con SELLOS... Y esta es mi interpretación usando los NUEVOS sellos Un bosque nevado... El fondo lo hice estampando varios pinos con este sello "Forest pine" que es de la nueva colección ... Y... Continue reading
Posted Jul 16, 2014 at A Crear Se Dijo!
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Salut mes chères amies: Je vous présente une carte en acétate faite avec plusieurs des nouveaux tampons de la colection pour les fêtes 2014 c'est un bois/ une forêt en hiver! J'adore travailler avec de l'acétate, mais il faut quelques petites astuces pour en savoir l'utiliser dans des cartes Voici... Continue reading
Posted Jul 16, 2014 at Un Brin De Creativite
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Hi – hope you’re enjoying our Holiday Collection Stamps Blog Blitz this week! Jean Okimoto here today, with a bright, contemporary card for you. I love the great typestyles that Dave has chosen for the new Merry Background stamp. The stamp is perfectly proportioned for an A-2 card – or you can cut it into smaller pieces for tags and greetings inside the card. Memory Box Products NEW Merry Background Stamp G1998 NEW Merry and Bright Combo Stamp B2005 (there’s a star attached to the side) Holly Berry Cardstock Key Lime Notecard and Envelope Imagine Crafts Inkpads VersaFine Onyx Black... Continue reading
Posted Jul 16, 2014 at Outside The Box
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Welcome to day 2 of Memory Box's stamping blog blitz! Isn't it exciting that Dave has come out with so many cool new stamps! My wee heart went pitter pat when I saw them. Today's CAS card uses a card blueprint that I often use. Two pieces of pattern paper with the stamped image at the top and the saying at the bottom. This blueprint can be used for any holiday or occasion. I love mistletoe and collect mistletoe stamps. For todays card I used "mistletoe bundle" CS2001C and colored it with copic markers. I added glitter to the berries... Continue reading
Posted Jul 15, 2014 at Outside The Box
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I love getting the chance to send congratulation emails to our blitz winners. For some reason, they just seem so happy. :) These are the winners from last week's die blitz; 7/7 Larissa Heskett- 25th Celebration die 7/8 Lori Lien- Hanging Ornaments die 7/9 Sandy Vincent- Grand Joyeux Noel die 7/9 beata-oln - Curled Ribbons die 7/10 Shirley L- Shining Candles die 7/11 Bonnie Quinn- Merry Christmas to All die 7/11 Trina Chaska- Elliana Ornament die 7/12 Alanna- Snowflake Arch die 7/12 Laraine R- Time for Joy 7/13 Laurie Brown- Peaceful Merry Christmas die Congratulations winners! I have sent you... Continue reading
Posted Jul 14, 2014 at Outside The Box
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Welcome to the Memory Box 2014 Holiday Stamps Blog Blitz! This week the design team will be featuring NEW stamps for Fall and Winter! Stay tuned for lots of inspiration each day! AND Comment on every post through Sunday the 20th, 11:59 EST, for a chance to win the stamp featured by the designer! Pam here, starting the week off with the NEW Bramble Surprise rubber stamp. As soon as I saw it, I knew I wanted it!! I love the whimsical feel of it! I decided on some Copic colorbook therapy with some Distress ink blending for the background.... Continue reading
Posted Jul 14, 2014 at Outside The Box
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Happy Sunday to everyone! I hope you've been enjoying the fabulous new dies and stencils shown by the uber talented DT. I had a great time playing with this die and had to narrow it down to just one design for the blog post! I wanted to keep the colors traditional with green and silver. The gorgeous die is called Peaceful Merry Christmas 99010 and cut from MB paper in Dove Gray. There is a wonderfully complementary die of doves called Peaceful Doves 99012 which was layered in a lighter gray on top of the doves which is connected to... Continue reading
Posted Jul 13, 2014 at Outside The Box
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Salut mes chères copinautes: Aujourd'hui c'est le dernier jour du blog blitz avec les découpes, demain ce sera au tour des tampons... Je continue avec le thème de Noël avec cette carte faite avec ce beau flocon de neige "Limoges"...et avec des couleurs peu conventionnelles pour Noël... J'ai rajouté en... Continue reading
Posted Jul 13, 2014 at Un Brin De Creativite
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