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2/23/2014

Memory Box Window Scene

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Yesterday (Saturday) was meant to be a clean the floor kind of day (not that it needed it or anything silly like that!). DH suggested that we take a ride since the day was pretty, and have lunch at Scrapbook Creations, one of the few remaining LSS in our area. I protested - quite feebly as you might guess - that I really meant to clean the floors - but you know, it really was a No-brainer as to which won. Off we go, and upon arrival, happily discovered that some of my old stamp group buddies were having a weekend crop. So it was fun to catch up on what they were doing, had been doing, etc. Then we had lunch and shopped. A fun afternoon; then came home to take a long nap. Shopping can be tiring you know! Had pizza, salad & chicken wings for dinner...so a lazy day as far as anything productive. My kinda day. :-)

So here's the card meant to be shared yesterday.


- Memory Box window die, MB lamp die, MB Hanging Flower pot die

- MBox shelf  die that is sized to fit this window die; raised with dimensional foam.

- Elizabeth Craft sentiment thanks. 4 layers of c/s snippets, colored with copics.

The window view was salvaged from a card sent advertising a retirement seminar by an investment group. DH thought the scene was pretty & said "Why can't you use this for a card?". This got put behind the window frame & has been on the desk since before Christmas. Just had to think of what to do to finish it. Tried the THoltz brick EF as a background - looked at that for a while. Then decided to use a SU Vintage Wallpaper EF; inked the folder with one of the lighter Memento Blues prior to embossing, liked that look better. Now what to add for some interest? Finally decided on the lamp & flower pot hanger.

Lamp was diecut 4 times, (white snippets); glued layers together for some dimension. Colored the base with copics after gluing on a blue pattern dp. Covered the shade with a snippet of DP, added some tiny lace trim.

- Hanger chains cut from kraft snippet that had been inked for another use, but the design was blurry- so couldn't use it for its intended purpose. Covered the 'chains' with gold Wink of Stella. Pot has a 'wire frame', but this was covered when some of the snippet dotty dp was glued to a kraft snippet. This was the base to the wire pot frame. There's 3 layers on this pot.

- added some green fronds (snippet too!) using Impression Obsession DIE112-D - a set of 4 tiny, tiny leaves. Trimmed the fronds from the stem, dipped the tips into a spot of glue, stuck into the pot. Since there was 3 layers of the dotty pot, the tip slid into the space very nicely. Once it felt adhered well, bent the leaves just a bit with tweezers to make the arrangement more realistic.

Since there's a great many snippets in use on this card, I'm off to see if Parsnip will let me into the Snippet Playground. I have been remiss on visiting my playmates there as much as I should like, so I hope I can spend the afternoon making up for not being around as much! I am sure that you have lots of snippets that could be made into a card. That's all you need to gain entrance into the Crafty Snippets Playground, and meet some super lovely card makers. Check out this challenge.

Have a lovely, relaxing afternoon. I'm going to try hard to not succumb to a nap, and go visitin' some inspirational blogs instead. Thanks for your visit. Hugs. Oh yes, Downton Abby finale tonight, folks!

36 comments:

Patricia said...

What a brilliant "scene" card. I love the view though the window plus all your other embellishments.
Have a great week ahead
Hugs

Patricia xx

Irish Cherokee said...

Love the scene Mary. Nicely done.

Rita said...

Love your card Mary. It's so colourful too. Hugs Rita xxx

jimlynn said...

So fun and colorful! A picture perfect little scene too!! Love that hanging flower pot.
Glad y'all had a good day yesterday - wish I could have tagged along.
Lynn

jackiescrafts said...

Thank you for visiting my blog and becoming a follower
Your card is lovely
Jackie x

susiestacey said...

Your lazy saturday sounds a good one to me Mary. Lovely card a great make. Take care and have a good week x Susan x

scrappymo! said...

That sounds like a fun outing...and nice to see your stamping buddies!
I never get as much done at a crop cuz I chat and giggle and look at everyone's work and then chat and giggle with them too....but it is a fun way to spend time as there is so much creativity abound.

I need to learn visually since the accident and so I am more likely to retain anything I see demo'd...what better place than to watch your friends create at a crop!

Just got home from sleeping over at the grandkids. My daughter made a fabulous breakfast of waffles and fresh fruit and whopped cream...mmm mmm mmm good! They dropped me off on their way to go tobogganing...the kiddies were so excited! We had about 8 inches of snow fall since yesterday and it is still snowing. What fun!

mamapez5 said...

A lovely clear description of how you made this pretty card. A good use of recycled bits and snippets there, so well done. Thank you for commenting on my butterfly card earlier. I have just realised that I have seen your comment on Jean Straw's blog too. She is my sister but she down in the south of UK and I am out in Spain! Kate x

scrappymo! said...

Me again...forgot to say how much I love those dies you used to create this lovely card. The hanging basket is so fun!
I have been longing for a window die for quite some time...but when I am at the store to purchaseone, I get sidetracked by all the other beauties MB makes! I don't think there is a die of theirs that I do not love!!!
Great card Mary.

Loll Thompson said...

Very pretty Mary. So nice to see the spring blossoms making their appearance in cards :) Loll xx

susiestacey said...

Hi Mary, thank you for your lovely comment - when l am making a card l firstly decide my image - then stamp it and decide nestie or shape for image - then l choose my papers (and l do have a few lol) then l colour my image to match the paper, then spend ages choosing embellishments and moving it all around - l find it much easier that way. x Susan x

Redanne said...

It must have been nice to catch up with old friends, shop and go out to lunch! Love the card, the window is a good recycle and I like the scene you created very much. Anne xx

Jean Straw said...

This is a lovely little scene that you have created. I love the the hanging plant pot. Great use of all the little snippets too.
Jean x

Benzi said...

Hubby is so smart to think of your cardmaking and know it would make a great window scene. And, it certainly did. I love that hanging basket. It makes me think of asparagus fern that hasn't done all its growning yet. And, your lamp is so cute. Fabulous creation, Mary!

I can just imagine how little it took to get you away from that floor cleaning and off to a scrapbook store. Ha You're too funny.

Hubby and I got a walk in at the park today....the whole city seemed to be out enjoying the fabulous weather.

Marilyn said...

Beautiful!

Hettie said...

Lovely card there Mary and well done on Hubby for issuing the challenge.
Now THAT is the kind of floor cleaning day I could just do with! Though today it has been raining AGAIN so it would not have been that pretty. The shopping and lunch would have been nice and inside!
Have a great week Mary.
Hugs
xx

Sue said...

Love all those dies Mary especially the hanging basket! and I think I would rather be off to a scrapbook store than cleaning floors lol and to see your friends and have lunch as well. Love the background on your card too Mary lots of huggles Sue xx

Lisa said...

This is so gorgeous, Mary!! I love the window scene you've created!! The hanging basket is awesome!! It sounds like you had a wonderful day yesterday :) Happy Sunday :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Gail said...

Great 'snippet' card!

Carol L said...

Scrub floors or take a trip to a LSS?! Definitely a no-brainer! I don't know about you, but at my age, a spotless floor no longer makes sense, but a table filled with new supplies makes all the sense in the world :) So glad you had a relaxing day, and we too took a drive to my favorite LSS!! It guess the weather was just perfect for that, as I ran into a fellow stamper at the store who lives just a couple miles from me :) Your window scene is very pretty, and I love the tiny flower basket! I can't wait until I can look out the window and see those pretty dogwoods in bloom IRL! Have a great week!

Sheila H said...

Your window scene is adorable - your hubby has a real eye for card making! Love all the pretty details, Mary. Sounds as if you had a wonderful day. I hope you got a nap, too!

Greta said...

Sounds like a wonderful day--my kind, too--LOL! Your card is amazing--very creative--love it!

Joni nina Andaya said...

Thank you for the shout out Mary, You are so SWEET :) Nice to have discovered your FAB blog!

Hazel said...

A great scene card, and you know me I love memory box dies and they work perfectly to create the scene. Gosh you did have a good time out, and right to floors can be done at any time but catching up with friends like that would have been missed. Hazel xx

Brenda said...

Well now I'm glad you gave up cleaning the floors and went out instead Momma Mary! How cool that there is a little cafe in the LSS store, loving that and loving even more that your hubby wanted to go. I am loving this window scene card! I think hubby needs to make some cards again too since he has such a keen eye. You've done a fabulous job using your snippets and the window scene that was left over. I just love it!! Makes me think that spring is coming for sure! Hugs!

Shona Erlenborn said...

What a cute little card, made up of all these snippets! Love how you've popped things out for dimension - and the background is so clever - kudos to DH for noticing that! Thanks for the head's up about the finale of DA! We were wondering why it was longer last night! LOL

Sandy said...

I do love scenes and your scene is wonderful! What? do I see a cardinal ????????
Sandy xx

Jenny L said...

Hi Mary,
what a superb creation. Love this wonderful scene card, and all the fab elements to create it.
Thank you sooooooooooooo much for all your wonderful uplifting comments on my work.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

crafty-stamper said...

love the window scene and all the little snippets-love the hanging basket
carol x

SARN said...

Hi Mary - love this pretty window card. xxx

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Such a great scene! All those snippets and die cuts, how fun that must have been to play with. I love that your hubby gave you a piece of an advertisement to use knowing you could do something fab with it. Also, I'm so terribly sorry that you didn't get the floor cleaning that so looked forward to.... not! hee hee

Bonnie said...

Great job of repurposing, Mary! I love your cozy scene! You can always clean the floors today.

Pat said...

What a great snippets card Mary. I love all the dies which make up this scene, and the splashes of red make such an impact. x

Di said...

Beautiful card Mary - gosh you put a lot of work into it and used so many snippets in the making. Love it!

Playing commenting catch up here!

Hugs, Di xx

SarahGeorge said...

The window scene is so beautiful.A beautiful Thank you card! Just saw your blinkie and about to put it on my blog:).

Faith A said...

Such a lovely scene. And a lovely day for you too by the sounds of it :)