All Occasion · ATC's · copics · LOVE · Reverse Confetti · Thinking of You

Reverse Confetti Challenge, ‘fetti friend post…

A fun challenge opportunity to share with you today!  Another post from me as a ‘fetti friend for Reverse Confetti stamps this month.

The challenge this month is Encouragement or Congratulations… I went with encouragement and made 6 ATC’s for our 6 granddaughters.

I paired up this adorable whimsical lion from Flower For a Friend stamp and confetti cuts sets with the new pattern paper pad Sweet As Sugar and All The Love stamp and confetti cuts sets.

Take up the challenge and play along with us this month!  Thank you for stopping by!

Reverse Confetti FLOWERS FOR A FRIEND…
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Reverse Confetti Cuts FLOWERS FOR A…
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Reverse Confetti ALL THE LOVE Clear…
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Reverse Confetti Cuts ALL THE LOVE Dies
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Reverse Confetti 6×6 Paper Pad SWEET…
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Copic Marker
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Die Piecing · Memory Box · Poppystamps · Shopping · Starlitstudio

CAS card and Clearance SALE @ Startlitstudio!

Happy day after Valentines Day to you!  Hope you enjoyed some sunshine like we did here!

Here’s a quick card I made yesterday morning before our area stamp club in the afternoon. Just a phone picture but I decided to go ahead and post it because I really like it! lol  And I’m grateful for my friends here and wanted to share that too! 😀

Then I checked email and saw that Cindy @ has added a lot to her clearance section!  Hurry and check it out!

Here’s some cards with dies that are part of the clearance…


p.s. dies used for my CAS card are HERE

Blog Hop · Reverse Confetti

Reverse Confetti ‘fetti friend February Blog Hop…

YAY You!  I’m back today to share another card as a ‘fetti friend for Reverse Confetti this month.

Here’s the list of cardmakers participating in the hop…

Reverse Confetti Blog

Amy Kolling

Tricia Barber

Lisa Henke

Heather Hoffman

Amy Tsuruta

Kathy Schweinfurth

Jeanne Jachna

Deanne Kuntz

Michele Ferguson

Olga Moss

Olga Matyushevskaya 

Ali Farmer

Pam Sparks  (me)

What a sweet little mouse and elephant duo!  I struggled today…not feeling the greatest but coloring and keeping this simple makes me smile anyway! The name of the set is so fitting!  ‘Cheerful Pals’!

I used the new Confetti Cuts Hearts Dies and So Very Lovely sentiment stamp set.

Thanks for stopping by today!  Be sure to check out the posts by the other designers and happy crafty day!

Here’s what I used to make this card…

Reverse Confetti CHEERFUL PALS Clear…
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Reverse Confetti Cuts HEARTS Dies
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Reverse Confetti SO VERY LOVELY Clear…
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All Occasion · cards · CAS · Die Piecing · LOVE · Thinking of You · Valentine

Memory Box Gloriosa Butterfly Duo and Jovial Wreath, Leafy Heart CAS Cards…

Thinking of you and thanks for your friendship!  You are all wonderful blog, cardmaking friends!  I always love hearing from you.  We’re in the throws of making valentines here. Grandkids and I…having too much fun! ❤

Two CAS cards today… diecutting, a little bit of stamping, glue and staples! I’ll link up below for what I used.

The NEW Gloriosa Butterfly Duo Outlines and Background dies… Jovial Wreath and sentiments from the new Floral Heart Bouquet clear stamp set.  Toffee cardstock from Taylored Expressions.

The next card, a CAS Valentine….

The new Memory Box Leafy Heart and Double Stitch Loving Heart Cut Out dies, sentiment from the new Memory Box Big and Little Valentines clear stamp set.

This was truly a clean and simple card… I did mount the outside die and leafy heart with thin Mounting Squares that I trimmed down to smaller pieces.


Linking to some challenges…

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge – With Love

Cuttlebug Mania – With All My Heart

Double D Challenges – Hearts

Thank you for choosing my card as a winner ladies!

Double D Challenge Winner

Thanks so much for stopping by today…we are having so much fun with THIS washi tape!  It’s perforated like postage stamps!

Here’s what I used to make these two cards… have fun making v’tines! ❤

Memory Box – 94383 Gloriosa Butterfly…
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Memory Box – 94387 Gloriosa Butterfly…
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Memory Box – 94305 Jovial Wreath…
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Memory Box – CL5250 Friendship Floral…
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Memory Box LEAFY HEART Craft Die 94377
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Memory Box – 94359 Double Stitch…
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Memory Box – CL5252 Big and Little…
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Tim Holtz – Idea-ology – Tiny…
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idea-ology Tiny Attacher Refills by…
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Scrapbook Adhesives THIN 3D 217 WHITE…
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Sizzix – Big Shot Machine – White and…
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TE Premium Cardstock
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Birthday · cards · Impression Obsession · Snowman · Winter · Zigs

Impression Obsession Snowman With Fence Birthday Card…

January is a big birthday month for our family… I’m behind posting my cards!  This one was for our youngest grandson Charles… he picked out the stamp.  I made him another interactive card that I was experimenting with that he loved.  I need to improve on it though to make that one post worthy! lol

I stamped this on Canson Smooth Bristol and watercolored it with Zig Clean Color Brush markers.

Definitely a jolly, happy soul!  I used some Nuvo Crystal Drops gloss white on the snow.

I stamped the number 5 on one of the new poppystamps Heart Tag Trio.  The snow is from a new poppystamps Whittle Cloud Border die set.  Both die cut in white cardstock. I love how fluffy it looks as snow!

The sentiment Birthday Boy is from poppystamps Sentiments of Hello stamp set, inked up with Taylored Expressions Cookie Monster Ink.  Taylored Expressions cardstock, Confetti Cake for the card base also.

Thanks for stopping by today!  I have a couple CAS Valentines to post soon, so I’ll be back! ❤

Here’s what I used to make this card…

Impression Obsession Rubber Stamps:…
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Poppystamps – 2318 Whittle Cloud…
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Poppystamps – 2302 Heart Tag Trio…
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Poppystamps – CL451 Sentiments of…
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TE Premium Cardstock
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TE Premium Ink – Full Ink Pads
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Nuvo Crystal Drops – Gloss Simply White
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Copic Sketch Markers
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Tim Holtz – Idea-ology – Tiny…
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All Occasion · cards · CAS · Die Piecing · LOVE · Memory Box · Thinking of You · Valentine

Memory Box Floral Bouquet Heart Card…

Hearts are just the best don’t you think? hehe I think it’s been awhile since I told the story of my blog name.  In 1994 I started a new venture as a stamp store owner.  In trying to decide what to name the store, I finally settled on ‘Expressions With Heart’.  The phrase ‘expressions with heart’ was used in the Hero Arts catalog that year.  Something about creating expressions with heart and it just hit home with me!  I closed the store after 12 years and started blogging in 2009. I used the name again because I loved it and still love it after all these years!

Here’s the new Memory Box Floral Bouquet Heart die cut three times and layered over some of the new Double Stitch Happy Heart Cut out dies.

I just love the outside the lines stitch lines and then to have them double… hehe…swoon!

I used some more of the Memory Box 6×6 pattern paper pad from the Christmas release… so fun how it crosses over!

The love die cut is from the Memory Box Love Jotted Script die… stamped sentiments are from the new Big and Little Valentines clear stamp set.

An A2 size card…pretty straight forward.

The Floral Bouquet heart would be pretty colored or cut and pieced!  So fun!

Thank you for stopping by today! Stay tuned… more hearts to come!  ❤

Memory Box – 94368 Floral Bouquet…
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Memory Box – 94361 Double Stitch…
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Memory Box – CL5252 Big and Little…
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Memory Box – 94119 Love Jotted Script…
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Memory Box 6×6 paper pad – Dashing…
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Sizzix – Big Shot Machine – White and…
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