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Memory Box, poppystamps cards and giveaway winners!

Pam Sparks ps Triptych hearts

Hi everyone!  It’s time to announce the Memory Box Happy Easter Egg die winners!  I forgot to ask Tim to pick numbers last night so I had one of our daughters tell me two numbers via chat! lol

so…..she picked number 5 – Nancee Purdum!!!!  and number 20 – Shirley Hotop!!!!  Congratulations gals!  Email me your snail mail addresses and Cindy will get your Memory Box Happy Easter Egg die in the mail to you!

Thank you again Cindy of Starlitstudio for the fun giveaway! yay!

Pam Sparks ps Triptych flowers

I’m posting some cards using the poppystamps Triptych die.  I paired it up with several other dies and stamps you’ll find in Cindy’s store,

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Played around with adding the Memory Box Playful Petal Bundle die. Ranger White Enamel Accents and the Kindness of People stamp.

Pam Sparks ps Triptych postal

I matted the Triptych squares on the Postage square die from the Memory Box Postage set on this last card.  

All three of these cards are A2 size!  Thanks so much for stopping by and congrats again to our winners!  Happy stamping and die cutting!

p.s. I forgot to write above that I posted the card photos larger this time. If you click on them, you can see them larger and then click again and even larger.  Tell me if you like that better or not???  Thank you!

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Memory Box, poppystamps cards, a sale and an Easter giveaway!

Pam Sparks Happy Easter Egg Bunnies

An overdose of Spring today on my blog! Welcome to thoughts of new life, playful bunnies and before we know it, congratulations will be in order!

I inked a background with Distress Inks for the NEW Memory Box Happy Easter Egg, Pasture Grass and Prairie Grass dies. Die cut the scene with the MB Stitched Rectangle Layers die and added the MB Springtime Bunnies die.

Pam Sparks Happy Easter Egg Bunnies Close

*** Cindy from Starlitstudio has generously provided me with TWO of the Happy Easter Egg dies to give away!  YAY!  Thank you Cindy!  Comment on this post for a chance to win! ***  I’ll leave it open for 5 days.


Pam Sparks Balloon Scene ps and MB

Next up is a fun scene with the NEW poppystamps Brevilla Hillside die.  I die cut in black and in white cardstock.  I used the frame from the black cut and the pieces from the white cut.

I did ink smooshing on the pieces and the sky with Distress inks…Twisted Citron and Mermaid Lagoon.

Pam Sparks Balloon Scene ps and MB Close

The Hot Air Balloon and Sky’s the Limit stamp and Banner are all from the MB Flying High stamp set and Flying High die set.  Super easy to stamp and die cut. I did add a little Copic coloring to the banner and a teeny bit of line shading to the balloon.

Both cards are A2 size.

Now for the SALE info… I LOVE my NEW white Big Shot…if you’re in the market for a new Die Cutting machine…here’s the deal for you! has up to 70% off Sizzix right now and the lowest price I’ve ever seen on the new White Big Shots! I do own the Big Shot Plus too… solid machine. LOVE it!  So there you have it… Happy Valentines Day to us!  lol We can die cut our own roses! lol



Be sure to comment on this post for a chance to win one of the two Happy Easter Egg dies I’m giving away! Thank you again Cindy from Starlitstudio!  Be sure to click over to her store…TONS of awesome stamps, dies and supplies!  You’ll love her store and the prices!yhst-84277683982949_2271_4096328

Thank you all for stopping by today!  I appreciate it so much and love your comments and chatting now and then!

Links to the supplies I used to create these cards…

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Memory Box January Release and Giveaway!!!

Pam Sparks Seraphine Laurel Oval

Oh happiness! New dies, new stamps, although I used one from last year on my card today.  So pretty in pink! 

I used the NEW Seraphine Laurel, the NEW Stitched Oval Layers and the NEW Studio Oval Layers from Memory Box.  So excited to have ovals now! yay!

Pam Sparks Seraphine Laurel Oval Left

I edged the pieces with Peeled Paint and Picked Raspberry Distress Inks and the Mini Ink Blending Tools.

I stamped the sentiment with MISTI and Versafine Onyx Black ink.

Pam Sparks Seraphine Laurel Oval Close

Some pearls and oh man, I just now see the tip of that flower is clipped off!  Well boohoo!  IRL the flower is a lot smaller, bet that’s why I didn’t notice!  *sigh*  Photos…kinda like your slip is showing you know!!!  Remember those days?!  Oh that makes me laugh!

Linking up to…
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge – Something New
Seize the Birthday Challenge – anything goes
Word Art Wednesday – anything goes
Come and Get it Challenges – Something New

Now for the FUN! I have TWO of the NEW Stitched Oval Layers sets to give away!   Cindy from is generously providing these for me to giveaway!  We’ll leave it open until Sunday night!  Leave a comment and if you’re not already a follower, I’d love to have you try following. Then I’ll have Tim pick a number for the two winners.  Good luck!  : )

Cindy has a blog too! It’s HERE.

Thanks for stopping by today. Enjoy checking out the new Memory Box release!  I’ll be back with more and I have some poppystamps dies to share too!  YAY!  Classes coming up in Cedar Rapids in March!  I love teaching there… a wonderful store, Scrapmania and wonderful customers!

See you tomorrow! Comment for a chance to win!

Dies and Supplies I used for this card…

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Birthday cards and giveaway!


Hi everyone! Sharing a couple birthday cards today and…

Cindy from set me up with an extra cutie Birdie Brown, Warm Wishes stamp and die set by Torico (MFT) to give away!  YAY!  So leave a comment and I’ll post the winner in my next post!


Here’s my card with it…




She’s so cute!  love her!  I stamped her with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored with Copic Sketch Markers. Her dress, scarf, socks are the RV11, 13, 14, 17, 19 series.

The sentiment on the front and the one on the inside are stamped with Versafine Onyx Black ink.

I used the Perfect Layering Mini Rulers and mat to make the 1/16th inch black mat.  Link in the sidebar!  Be sure to use my code for a great deal going on right now!  10% off and free priority shipping with a $30 order!

The pattern paper is the 6×6 Crush paper pad by Authentique and the pierced rectangle die is from MFT.


Then I have a card to share that I made for our oldest grandson who just turned 15, ( wow! time flies) using the NEW Memory Box die, Steampunk CornerI cut it twice from some pattern paper by Basic Grey and glued them down with Tombow Mono Multi glue… just little dots here and there.




The rest of the pattern paper is from the Basic Grey Oxford pad. (probably discontinued now)

Linking up to some challenges…

Seize the Birthday – Anything Goes (2nd card)

Cute Card Thursday – Floral Delight (1st card)

Addicted to Stamps – Make Your Mark

Cindy carries a wonderful selection of My Favorite Things products, in the store HERE and Memory Box HERE.


Here’s the stamp set and die that I’m giving away!  All you need to do is comment for a chance to win!


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Thanks for stopping by today!  So fun to hear from you and glad you liked the splats the other day!  What to splat next, that is the question! lol  TTUL!

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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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Sponsored by Cindy from

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Glad you stopped by and hope you’re still singing a long with me!  waaaahhhh… hahaha

Supplies I used (dies in stock! yay!)