Baby · Die Piecing · Memory Box

Baby Boy Card…

It’s been a long time since I made a baby card!  Years ago I saw a card made up with this turtle die and I kept it for inspiration! 

The turtle is an old Provo Craft die set… the snips and snails and 100% boy is from an older Close To My Heart clear stamp set. 

The pattern paper is old Memory Box 6×6 pattern paper!  Somewhere in the 2003 ish time! eek!   

It makes me smile!  So it was use NEW/OLD stuff last week finally!

One of our granddaughter’s has a Beeswax Candle making business… so I die cut a take out box and added this cute little duckie in with the check/gift. 

This picture was before I was finished, had to make sure it’d fit first! I added ribbon and tissue paper and the check! lol 

Another miracle from God!  A precious baby boy!  ❤

Thanks for stopping by today!  ttul!



Baby · cards · Die Piecing · Felt · rubber stamps · Taylored Expressions

Taylored Expressions NEW dies, felt and stitching!

Pam Sparks April bloomin 3

Hello everyone!  Posting two cards using NEW for April TE products and one using last month’s NEW products.  EEK, time can sure get away from a gal!

I love stitching with Taylored Expressions felt! Wonderful colors and holds up beautifully.  I stitched all this without any die cut holes, except for the four on the button. So fun just to do a running stitch around the petals and leaves and backstitch down the centers of the leaves and flower scallop center.

Pam Sparks April Bloomin 3 Close

Love the pinks against the white embossed Floral Vine background.  TE Lollipop card-stock for the die cut Hello frame.

Links to the products I used for this flower card in the TE online store…


Pam Sparks Sky High Airplane
And…we’re off!  I just love this card! The pilot is so cute with the scarf blowing out behind.  So cute…so fun!  This could easy be a congrats card for graduation, retirement or an encouragement card.
I inked the background with a mini ink blending tool and Salty Ocean Distress ink.  Stamped the sentiment with the MISTI and Versafine Onyx Black ink. Die cut the Flying High die in card-stocks and glued it together.
Links to the products I used for this Airplane card in the TE online store…


Pam Sparks Elephant Parade 2
Time for a parade!  An elephant parade! This die paired with TE’s baby papers and grass die made for a quick and easy ‘welcome baby’ card!  I die cut the elephants 3 times and glued them together…you sure wouldn’t have to, I just like that chipboard thickness ‘look’.
Pam Sparks Elephant Parade Close
So cute…elephants are all the rage these days!
Links to the products I used for this Baby card in the TE online store…

Thanks for stopping by today! I love to share what I’ve been up to and appreciate it so much when you visit!  Hope something inspired you to go make a card!  : ) Thank You!

Baby · Birthday · cards · CAS · Die Piecing · Peerless WC · rubber stamps · Taylored Expressions · Watercolor

Taylored Expressions March Release Day…

Pam Sparks Nursery 2 ThursWelcome to my blog today! It’s March release day at Taylored Expressions! I’m featuring the NEW Build a Scene Nursery! So many cute details for creating adorable cards!  I used the NEW Build a Scene Window, Little Bits Rocking Horse and Welcome Baby Banner dies with it too. The sweet coordinating pattern papers are from the TE Double the Joy paper pack.

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My next card is a lot of things I love!  Kraft card-base, lots of white, a little bit of black and super cute images and sentiment!
Pam Sparks Hippo Birdy
Today TE is releasing the Hippo Birdy die set to go with their previously released Hippo Birdy stamp set!  YAY!  Such a fun set!  I could’ve made several more cards to share, if only I didn’t need to sleep, eat, laundry etc! haha  The dies are so easy to use, just place over the stamped image, line up and run through the machine. They are outline dies! YAY!

Pam Sparks Hippo Birdy Close

My scene needed a little more, so I added some Wispy Grass cut in Peapod green TE card-stock and the small cloud from Build a Scene Cloud.  A little washi tape at the top and bottom and images colored with Zig Clean Color Brush watercolor markers.  Look at that ‘mug’!  Just makes a gal smile!

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Thanks so much for stopping by and letting me share my cards with you today!  Click on over to the TE blog to see Taylor’s post.  Scroll down and you’ll find the link up to the the other TE designers.  You’ll want to see what they made too!
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Baby · cards · CAS · Christmas · Die Piecing · Memory Box

Christmas in July with Memory Box and Baby!



HO HO HO Merry Christmas!  I know, I know… it’s early!  Still…it’ll be nice to have a stash of cards and ideas before the last minute!

Here’s the NEW Memory Box Christmas Ribbon Ornaments die…soon to be HERE!

I broke out the glitter… haha… the Clear Rock Candy Distress Glitter HERE works great for this!  It’s not getting all over everything after!  YAY!  THIS would work also… pretty!

I die cut the ornaments with Scor Tape HERE on the right side of the Memory Box card-stocks.  Peeled off the release paper, dumped on glitter, dumped it off and burnished it on with a bone folder (place a piece of scrap paper on top of the glittered piece and rub).  All without getting it all over me!!!

After you have your pieces cut and glittered,  I lay the main piece right side down on the table, then place the pieces in right side down.   I used Scotch tape this time but you could easy use ⅛ th or ¼ th inch scor tape too.

If you’re mounting it with mounting squares like I did,  the scotch tape works because you don’t need the double stick.

If you are adhering the design directly to the card, scor tape would work great instead of scotch tape.

Linking to the Christmas All Year Round Challenge, non-traditional colors
Craftyhazelnut’s Christmas challenge extra – anything goes
Dies R Us Challenge, Christmas in July
Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge – Glitter
Papertake Weekly – Anything Goes, Make it Christmas-ey

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Here’s a couple Baby cards.  We welcomed Leo to our family in December and Rogan the 1st of June!


I LOVE the Winnie and Walter clear stamp sets HERE!   For this card I used the Big, Bold and the Happy set. I stamped with Versafine Black Ink.


Just darling! lol  I love the gingham pea!  I used  Memory Box A Pea in the Pod die HEREGeneva Vine die HEREUrban Upper and Lower Alphabets HERE and HERE and the poppystamps Classic Ribbons die HERE.


Now to finish up the insides and get them mailed!  eek,  I am so bad about that!   So tickled with how these two cards turned out… Cute!  Don’t you love it when you’re happy with what you make?! lol   Memory Box and poppystamps…a great combo!  Win, win!

My baby cards were in the Favorites this week at Splitcoast Stampers!  Thank you ladies!


Linking my baby cards to… Tuesday Throwdown Challenge – Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly – Anything Goes
Cardz For Guyz – Baby Boy
Lady Bugs Crafts Ink Challenge – Anything Goes
Sweet and Sassy Stamps New Release Challenge – Anything Goes
The Card Concepts – Baby, Freestyle Collage – Winner!  Thank you Kay for choosing my Sweet Pea cards!

Challenge Winner

You know I love Copics too!  Here’s a deal if you’re in the market!

SALE – Simon Says Stamp Copic Sale


Back to cutting and pasting!   So happy you stopped by!  More Christmas coming at you soon!


Baby · Birthday · cards · Give away · Memory Box · Patriotic · Video

Memory Box Star Garlands and a Giveaway…


I LOVE this NEW Star Garland die!  So wonderful, die cut from Silver Glitter card-stock!  I love the ‘broad stripes and bright stars’ here… I know…now the song is stuck in your head for hours! lol  It’s a good song!


A close up… I used the happy and birthday cloud dies cut from Memory Box Sapphire card-stock and the Classic Uppercase Alphabet set for USA, cut from Memory Box Cranberry card-stock.

The stripes are ¾ inch strips, 4 ¼ inches long, glued on about a ½ inch apart on a Memory Box White A2 Notecard.

It’s ok,  go ahead and bust out singing!  ; )  Oh say can you see…by the dawn’s early light…

The next card…well… it’s kinda birthday in a ‘birth’ day kind of way!  Welcome Baby!


Here’s the Star Garland die again but I only used half of it.  I ‘hung’ the words in space using the Parker Lowercase Alphabet set and the Alphabet Soup set. So cute!

Memory Box Baby Carriage die, Baby Stuff and the rug is from the Palace Oval Frame Set.

I used a little RV21 Copic marker on the rattle and the center of the carriage wheels.

Dies glued and mounted to a Memory Box Cherry Blossom A2 Notecard.

Won’t this die be awesome for Christmas?!!!  YAY!

NOW for an Awesome Giveaway!  (USA only)
I have a Sizzix Flower Making Tool Kit to give away! (not just for making flowers!!!)

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