My MemoryWorks Creations

Where I share projects created with MemoryWorks products

Sunday, December 30, 2012

Goodbye 2012

I got all I wanted for Christmas, as my two kiddos were home.
It has been a few years so this was extra special.
As the year ends so does my design team position
with MemoryWorks.
I enjoyed creating and working with the TeamWorks members.
I will not be updating this blog but you can find me and see what I have been creating at this blog
I hope you come visit me there!
Happy, Kraft-y 2013!

Wednesday, December 12, 2012


I am guessing you came here from the MemoryWorks blog.
Here is a peek inside my album.

I learned this easy, accordian-fold journaling card idea on
Just cut apart a strip of journaling cards (3 or 4) along the horizontal dividing line but do not cut the vertical lines.  Use those lines as guidelines to fold.
Adhere one end onto your page and then you can open it up and add journaling or smaller photos on the other sides.
A few more pictures to show you what I mean...

When I saw this done on the video I had one of those
"AHA, why didn't I think of that?" moments.
If you have not checked out the MemoryWorks blog yet, please do.
The TeamWorks design team has been sharing all kinds of December album inspiration.
For this project I used a Simple Stories album and the "Handmade Holiday" collection.
The sentiment is a Close To My Heart stamp from the "merry and bright" set.
Thanks for visiting!
Happy 12-12-12!

Friday, November 30, 2012

12 Days of Christmas

Just wanted to let you know about a blog share that I am doing at
December 1-12.
There will be lots of Christmas-themed inspiration as well as some
blog candy!
Check it out beginning December 1st.

Monday, November 19, 2012

Trio of cards

I got a bit behind on posting my cards for the 30 Days, 30 Cards challenge at the MemoryWorks Studio so today I am sharing 3 cards.  You can play along too on the MemoryWorks blog.  These three cards were made with a Kraft base (from The Kraft Outlet) and stickers and papers from Simple Stories "Handmade Holiday".  Since I started with a Kraft base I am linking up with the Kraft Journal blog weekly challenge.

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Thursday, November 8, 2012

30 Days, Card 8

This card is based on the sketch shared by Christine.  
Check the MemoryWorks blog for details.

MME "All is Bright".

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

30 Days, 30 Cards...Day 7

Here is my card based on Day 7 sketch.
I used My Mind's Eye "All is Bright".
You can see the sketch and link up your creation at the MemoryWorks blog.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

30 Days, 30 Cards...Day 6

This is the sketch I chose from 
Operation Write Home.

and here is my card...

This time I used Simple Stories "Handmade Holidays" paper and stickers.
Simple Stories makes the best cardstock stickers, LOVE them.
Now hop on over the the MemoryWorks blog for more details.

Monday, November 5, 2012

30 Days, 30 Cards...Day 5

Today's sketch is provided my TeamWorks member Janey.
You can check it out on the MemoryWorks blog.
And here is my card...

I started with a Kraft base (surprise!) and used 
My Mind's Eye "All is Bright
(another surprise!).
I can't help it I just love this line!
The burlap twine is from fellow TeamWorks member Jody's Etsy store.
You can find it by clicking on the link to Jody's blog on the MemoryWorks blog.
Tomorrow I get to post my card on the blog.
Hope you come visit!

Sunday, November 4, 2012

30 Days, 30 Cards...Day 4

Here is my card for Day 4.

I am loving the MME "All is Bright" collection.  Here I used a layered sticker (easy) and a sentiment sticker and brad.  So easy.  Now hop on over to the MemoryWorks blog to see the sketch.

Saturday, November 3, 2012

30 Days, Day 3

Here is my card using Sketch 3.
Once again, I am using My Mind's Eye.
Love this line.

You can check out more inspiration on the MemoryWorks Blog.

Friday, November 2, 2012

30 Days, 30 Cards

I will be playing along with the 
MemoryWorks design team
TEAMWORKS Christmas card challenge.
This card was made with 
My Mind's Eye
and sketch 2.

You can check out details and play along on the

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Back To School

I know we've been "back to school" for awhile but I realized I had not shared this banner that I made using WeRMemoryKeepers papers and chipboard stickers which were included in the MemoryWorks Express Kit. 
I made all the cuts using the Cricut Artiste cartridge from Close to My Heart.
I just love the prints and colors in these papers! 
Thanks for stopping by.

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Happy Halloween

This card was created with Simple Stories 
papers from "Take a Hike" collection.
Stamp: Close to my Heart
Tag: The Kraft Outlet

Monday, September 17, 2012

Study Hall

This month I am on "kit duty" and got to create with
the MemoryWorks Express Kit.
Here are a few cards that I created with it.

For more "study hall" inspiration go to the MemoryWorks blog.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

"Curiosity Cards"

We are full into "back to school" mode at our home.  Today I'm sharing some card inspiration at the MemoryWorks blog.  I made these 4 x 4 cards to have at school.  You just never know when a little note is needed to brighten someone's day.

All patterned paper is from the 
Authentique "Curiosity" 6 x 6 Bundle Pad.
Buttons & twine from my stash.
All stamps are from Close To My Heart.
I used my CTMH Cricut Artiste cartridge to cut out this little
file folder box to use as a note holder.

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Oh Snap!

Check out this sure to hang in to the end to see Kevin (owner of SS and MW) gettin' snappy!

Friday, August 10, 2012

Bride To Be

There's a challenge at the MW Studio for consultants to use a PageMaps sketch and create a summer layout.
Here is my take on the sketch.

I used Basic Grey PB & J line along with some Studio Calico butterfly stickers.

Monday, August 6, 2012


And the winner is...
Jody S!!!
I'll get those cards sent out to you soon.
thanks for all the sweet comments!

Saturday, August 4, 2012


I have a predicament...
these are the guidelines that I included for my giveaway:

For a chance to win a set of 6 hand-crafted cards,
made with this Dear Lizzy Neapolitan line do this:

1.  Become a follower of this blog (current followers are counted in) 
2.  Leave a comment on any post from July14 through August 1st, 
telling me which Dear Lizzy project is your fave.

The AND indicated you have to be a follower AND comment to win.
None of my followers commented and none of my commenters  are followers.
hhhmmm, being a rules/regulations kinda gal I am going to repost this and give until Sunday night to see if 
anyone follows and comments and then I'll draw a random winner.
thanks for visiting my blog, I do appreciate you taking the time to do so!

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Dear Lizzy, the end

This concludes my sharing of the Dear Lizzy Neapolitan collection of cards I created with one 6 x 6 pad, coordinating tags and stickers.
This one could possibly be my fave!
Did you choose a fave yet?
Scoot on through the past dozen or so blog posts,
leave a comment to tell me which is your fave,
become a follower and you have a chance to win
a set of 6 handmade cards from my collection posted here. 
Thanks for visiting and taking the time to comment!

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Thanks a bunch

I am pretty smitten with this little jar stamp set from
American Crafts Dear Lizzy Neapolitan line.
Patterned paper and Tag from same line.
Thanks a bunch for visiting.

Monday, July 30, 2012

I Scream

Happy Birthday!
Dear Lizzy Neapolitan line
stamp:  Close To My Heart "Hip Hip Hooray"

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Dear Lizzy

A sweet, simple birthday greeting made with Dear Lizzy Neapolitan line and a stamp
from Close To My Heart.

Friday, July 27, 2012

Banner Card

Dear Lizzy Neapolitan line
stamp: Close To My Heart

Thursday, July 26, 2012

More Dear Lizzy

This is a simple all-occasion card made with the
Dear Lizzy Neapolitan line.
Stamp sentiment:  Close to my Heart

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Thank You and a Giveaway!

As a "thank you" to my blog readers
I am offering a giveaway.

For a chance to win a set of 6 hand-crafted cards,
made with this Dear Lizzy Neapolitan line do this:

1.  Become a follower of this blog (current followers are counted in) 
2.  Leave a comment on any post from July14 through August 1st, 
telling me which Dear Lizzy project is your fave.

One winner will be randomly selected to receive a set of these cards.
I cannot guarantee you will get your fave because I've already mailed out a few 
but it will be 6 cards made with the collection shared on posts from July 14 - August 1st.  
A winner will be chosen and posted the first week of August.  

Monday, July 23, 2012

Make Me Smile

There's a new challenge at The Kraft Journal blog.  The "Make Me Smile" Challenge inspired me to create a Kraft mini-album using Kraft Cover Weight Cardstock.  To create the album I cut the 8 1/2 x 11 inch cardstock down the center vertically at 4 1/2.  Then I folded each piece in half and attached them back to back accordion style.  I covered the front with designer papers and coordinating stickers from the Dear Lizzy Neapolitan line, then tied it off with some Twill Tying Tape in white.  The inside is filled with more Kraft Outlet goodies, like the mini-clothespin and several stained grungy tags.  

Here's an overall view...
and some close-ups...

I just love the grungy tags from The Kraft Outlet.
For some more inspiration that will "Make You Smile"
visit The Kraft Journal blog.
If you like this Dear Lizzy line available through MemoryWorks,
you might want to come back tomorrow for details on a giveaway here at my blog!

Friday, July 20, 2012

Warm Wishes

I'm ending this Dear Lizzy Neapolitan line series of cards on a sweet note.
I layered some papers from the 6 x 6 pad.
Added a few stickers and some burlap string from Jody's Etsy Shop
and stamped a sentiment from
Close To My Heart "A Garden" stamp set.
Hope you enjoyed this series of cards.
I made all 10 (including the two featured on the MemoryWorks blog last Saturday)
in less than two hours.
When you have a 6 x 6 paper pad and coordinating elements right in front of you, it makes it so much easier to create.  

Thursday, July 19, 2012


Dear Lizzy Neapolitan line
I used the ice cream sheet of patterned paper,
layered on a tag, a scrap and a sticker topped with a chipboard ice cream cone.
How sweet and simple is that?
"thank you" sentiment from Close To My Heart "A Garden"

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Hello Lovely

More Dear Lizzy Neapolitan line...
tag + sticker + scrap=lovely
"hello" sentiment from Close To My Heart "A Garden"
burlap string from Jody's Etsy shop.

hello, hello

I love to use this layout when I have a few strips of  patterned paper scraps laying on desk.
These are all from the Dear Lizzy Neapolitan line.
Stamps: Close To My Heart "A Garden"
Flowers:  Petaloo

Tuesday, July 17, 2012


Time for fun...
I sure had fun making these cards with the Dear Lizzy Neapolitan 
6 x 6 pad.  The journaling block with sentiment and the strip all came from one sheet of patterned paper.
The star is a chipboard shape from the coordinating line.

Monday, July 16, 2012

More Dear Lizzy...
This one has a Neapolitan Tag with an
Ephemera Flower layered on top of it.
The "hello" sentiment is from Close To My Heart.
Here is a close up of the layered flower...
I just love those flower pieces, as simple as adding a sticker but it looks like
you created it with all those layers!

Sunday, July 15, 2012

For You

Here is a card made with the Dear Lizzy Neapolitan Collection.
The prints and colors in this line are so sweet and perfect for summertime.
Here I used an Ephemera Flower accent.
It is basically one large, layered sticker.
So easy!
Burlap string from Jody's Etsy Shop.
Here is a close up...
Thanks for visiting.

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Dear Lizzy

This Saturday I am posting some card inspiration at 
the MemoryWorks blog.
I was inspired by Kelly Holbrook's card to bust into my Dear Lizzy Neapolitan 6 x 6 pad.
While I was add it, I created 10 cards using this paper pad and coordinating products.
I tell ya when you have those coordinating products right there the creating is easy breezy!
Here's a sneak peek of all the cards.  

I'll post each cards separately throughout the week.
Ya'all come back now!