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Printworks Snowgirl…


So SWEET!  I love her… her name is Twinkle Toes!  Turn on the Twinkle my card says!  Adorable!


I colored her up last week with Distress Ink markers on Canson Watercolor paper.  I love how easy it is to color with these markers and this paper!  I promised a gal that I would make a short video…so that’s on my to do list!

Broken China
Pumice Stone
Bundles Sage
Worn Lipstick
Wild Honey
Vintage Photo

I sewing machine stitched across the top, leaving long strings over on the right for the stars to hang down from.  Then just stitched straight across the bottom.

See the shimmer on the stars?  That’s from the Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Brush marker!  Awesome!

I used my trusty Perfect Layers Tools… MUST HAVE tools… such a time saver!  I don’t think I could mat a card without them anymore!  Link over on the right or below with the other links.   This is AWESOME NEWS!!!!  NOW there is a set of mini rulers!  oh WOW!  Can’t wait to get them!  Check them out HERE click on shop! Be sure to use my code to save ‘sparks5%’!


Perfect Layers is now available in the perfect size for Card making and photo matting!

Each Perfect Layers mini tool is 7 inches in length and each has 4 different measurements per tool.

The 2 tools give you 8 different measurements for Perfectly straight, perfectly spaced perfect layers with NO MEASURING!

Perfect Layers Mini comes packed in a handy travel pouch, great for crafting on the go!

Perfect layers Mini tools work with the same patented Catch lip system as our regular sized perfect layers but they are just the perfect size for Card making and Photo Matting. Perfect Layers is a MUST if you want to create perfect borders, frames and layered effects.  Using Perfect Layers, you can cut from 1/16 of an inch (very thin borders), up to 5/8 of an inch (bold borders), WITH NO MEASURING REQUIRED!!

I’m linking up to the Merry Monday Christmas Challenge – Snowman
Simon Says Stamp – Anything Goes
CASology – Dot

Hope she makes you smile!  Printworks has the most adorable images and sentiments!  There’s a SPECIAL going on right now!  Do you receive their email newsletter?  Sign up if you don’t… Printworks

Here’s the special and if you want me to forward the email to you, click on the contact/email me tab under the header with your email address and I will!

Check out the Printworks FB page

By putting LOVE2014 into the Comments Section of your order online you will receive a special Valentine’s Day themed gift with your order!
Also, the following products will be 10% off now through Valentine’s Day!

I think Twinkle Toes would be cute with a heart between her arms instead of a star!  All it’d take is a few cuts and a heart!  We all have hearts, that’s for sure! lol

Thanks for looking today and for all your wonderful comments!  You are always so encouraging!  I appreciate it!

Here’s some of the other products I used to make this card!

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More Christmas cards and a tag…


The minute I saw this car on Savvy’s FB page, I knew I had to have it and it needed a tree on top!  Isn’t it the cutest thing ever?!  love how the tag turned out.   Friday afternoon was our stamp clubs annual Christmas party and this was one of the things we made.

I had to hang it on my tree and take a picture too! lol  (the snow background stamps is an older background stamp from Cornish Heritage Farms, not sure if it’s available anymore or not)

Linking to…
Cuttin’ and Stampin’ Challenge – tag
Die Cuttin’ Divas – Happy Holidays


We always give each other Christmas cards.  I had plenty of cards already made but when Debby posted this card on Thursday, I immediately set to work totally inspired by  her beautiful card!!!


It’s great that vellum is coming ‘on trend’ again!  What’s old is new again… good thing because I have a stash! lol  And embossing powder too!  Just can’t throw anything away because it’ll cycle around again and you’ll love it once more!  YAY!  Perfect for Christmas and Valentines!

Linking to…
Deep Ocean Challenge – Something Old


Memory Box Trulani Wreath die,  Papertrey Ink sentiment, Hearts from a Martha Stewart big border punch and pearls.


Next up…a card designed by Annette Kerr, that we made at club.  It made it into the Splitcoast Stampers CAS Favorites thread!  Yay! thank you ladies!



Memory Box Bianca Snowflake die and Printworks Merry Christmas.  So pretty and sparkly too!  Thank you Annette!

Linking to…
Addicted to CAS Challenges – Snowflakes

Next up…a card designed by Linda Ward, that we made at club.


The Washi Tape was so much fun and the little metallic border stickers too!  Thanks Linda!

Barbara had us make the cutest elf shoe but I left mine there so I won’t have it until next meeting. : (

I could keep making Christmas cards for a few more months!!!  So many wonderful ideas out there!  Thanks everyone for stopping by and for sharing your creative spirit!  I appreciate it and it inspires me to keep creating!

Supplies I used to make these cards and tag…

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Magnolia, Tilda’s Town Challenge…


It’s a little bit fussy  and isn’t Tilda fancy!  She makes me smile on this fine Spring day!  Time for a new challenge at Tilda’s Town Challenges!  You get to pick… Fussy and Fancy OR Understated and Elegant!  Take the challenge… Understated is always easier for me so I took the challenge and went for F&F this time! hehe

I’m pretty happy with the card!  Well… I’m wondering about the ribbon but NO, don’t tell me if you don’t like it! I’ve already pulled it apart once! lol

Click over to Tilda’s Town ChallengesHERE and enjoy the inspiration from the Design Team and enter the weekly challenge!  We’d love to have you!  Each week there is a random winner, chosen by Inlinkz, for a $10 gift certificate to Tilda’s!


Tilda’s Town is a most magical shop specializing in Magnolia Stamps. Over 1,100 stamps in stock at all times. Tilda’s Town offers FREE worldwide shipping on every order, every day. You can also save up to an additional 20% on your purchase by using one of the famous coupon codes. Shop at Tilda’s and live the magic.

Great NEWS!  The newest ‘Once Upon A Time‘ collection is in the store now!  So CUTE!

For my card today, I used Tilda in Summer Rain, in the store HERE.

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I love this Tilda… so cute!  I stamped her on Copic x-press it card with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored her with Copic Sketch markers.

Skin – E000, 00, 21 – Cheeks diluted R20 (with R00)
Hair – E50, YR31, 21, 23, E37
Dress/boots/umbrella – R20, 21, 22
Water/shadow – B0000, 000, 00

I used my Perfect Layers Tools to make the mats for the layers,  Martha Stewart border punches – birds on a line and flourish. Scroll down a couple posts for the Perfect Paper Crafts and Faber Castell blog hop…another Tilda card and you can still comment for a chance to win through today!!!

Ribbon is from May Arts… other links below… THANKS for looking!  I love hearing from you/reading your comments!  They always make my day and are very much appreciated!  Smiles and laughs… thank you!

Live & Love Crafts Challenges – Bingo, Pink, Two designer papers, pearls
Lovely hÄnglar or Magnolia – Butterflies
You, Me and Magnolia – Spring
Magnolia-licious – Spring
Papertake Weekly – Anything Goes

Shopping links…

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Magnolia…Tilda’s Town Challenges…


How’d it get to be Friday already anyway?!!!  Happens to me every week ! haha boo!  Time for ‘Anything Seasonal’ @ Tilda’s Town Challenges and we’re thinking Spring!  Welcome!  Although, I do love snow!

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I stamped Tilda as Shepherd on Papertrey Ink card-stock with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored her with Copic Sketch Markers.  I masked her with Eclipse tape/paper and then stamped the Butterfly Background stamp.

Some old My Minds Eye double sided paper, some Magnolia DooHickeys dies , Martha Stewart Spring border punch for the word Spring and some teeny brads in the flowers.  Perfect Layers Tools to cut the mats (link in my sidebar) and stitching on the machine with heavy, Dual Duty thread.

Click over to Tilda’s Town Challenges, HERE and enjoy the inspiration from the Design Team and enter the weekly challenge!  We’d love to have you!  Each week there is a random winner, chosen by Inlinkz, for a $10 gift certificate to Tilda’s!


Tilda’s Town is a most magical shop specializing in Magnolia Stamps. Over 1,100 stamps in stock at all times. Tilda’s Town offers FREE worldwide shipping on every order, every day. You can also save up to an additional 20% on your purchase by using one of the famous coupon codes. Shop at Tilda’s and live the magic.


Challenges I’m linking to….

Midweek Magnolias – Lots of Layers

Stamp and Create With Magnolia – Spring themed image with some pastel on your project

Simply Magnolia – Anything Goes

Inky Chicks – Use a Magnolia image

My Tilda card was in the favorites thread at SCS this week!  Just makes me smile!  Thank you Loll!


I think it’s supposed to be really nice here today…snow will be melting…Spring is on the way!  Have a nice weekend everybody!   It’s stamp club afternoon…we’re going to play with Twinkling H2O’s!   Thanks for stopping by!  ttul!

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Paper Smooches and Artistic Outpost…

Now there is a contrast in companies!!! lol  oh well… both cute cards!  You know I LOVE cute!


Yesterday was day one of the Clean and Simple Cardmaking 2 Class…. the heart tree card is my take on the homework we were assigned…


I used five sets from Paper Smooches (to get enough different hearts) and a couple older clear sets from Hero Arts for the birdie and the sentiments.   Links below to the Paper Smooches sets…

Dot pattern paper is by Paper Studio.  The main image mat is cut with the Perfect Layers tools!  Link in the sidebar or below in the supply links.

This is an A-2 size card (4.25 x 5.5)

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Next up is a stack of snowman ATC’s (artist trading cards).  The snowman image is from Artistic Outpost, He is painted with Distress reinkers,  the sentiment from Paper Smooches,  the snowflake border is a Martha Stewart punch and the washi tape is from My Minds Eye!  Cute!  love him!

This ATC is 2 1/2 in. x 3 1/2 in.

I’m linking my ATC to the Artistic Outpost January Referral Program…Anything Goes!  yea!  Hope I win! hehe

It’s a dreary day here (weather wise)… working on laundry…need to send a couple cards (imagine that)!  Are you like me?  Making cards but have a hard time getting them in the mail… ugh! Oh and then back to class!  I do love CAS cards almost as much as coloring cards!   Thanks for looking at my post again… I love hearing from you and seeing what you’re up to! Holler if something doesn’t make sense… ‘Email me’ tab under the header!

Stamps and supplies I used to make these two cards…

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Magnolia… Tilda’s Town Challenges…Freezin’ Season…


I’m back with a Magnolia Tilda with Rudolph card!  I had to try the chalkboard ‘look’!  FUN!    It’s time for a new challenge today @ Tilda’s Town Challenges… Hope you can play along!

Tilda’s Town is a most magical shop specializing in Magnolia Stamps. Over 1,100 stamps in stock at all times. Tilda’s Town offers FREE worldwide shipping on every order, every day. You can also save up to an additional 20% on your purchase by using one of the famous coupon codes. Shop at and live the magic.

I’ll  be back tonight to add links… today is our stamp club’s yearly Christmas party and I’ve been a busy elf preparing for the fun day!  Wish you were going to be there too!  : )  Have a great day and weekend … I’m sure you’re a busy little elf yourself!  Take care and ttul!

Thank you Sherri for putting my card in the SCS Weekly Favorites!  Weekly-Favorite


Lovely hÄnglar and Sweet Magnolia – Christmas
Sweet Stampin’ Christmas – Anything Goes
Cutie Pie Challenge – Cute Christmas
Little Miss Muffet Challenges – It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas

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Joy, Joy, Joy…

I do love stamp edge/postal stamping kinds of things!  In 1998 when I went to the first Art Continuum, I had a stamp made before I left that looks like a postal cancellation and it says “Pam going postal”.  We all had books and went around collecting each other’s stamp images!  I still love my stamp!  In the center of the circle part, I stamp a red heart.  So fun!

I saw Loll’s card on her blog, HERE and knew I wanted to CASE it and she said I could!  Thanks Loll!

I’ll link below to the products I used.  The stamp square is an old McGill punch and I couldn’t find it anywhere to link to,  so I’ll give you some other options.  It was really hard to punch through my Bazzill card-stock anyway. ugh!   I LOVE this Cuttlebug die set of stamps… I own it and it’s great!  The square die in the set, is the same size as the punch I used.  I used the circle die on this ATC HERE.  Then I own the Spellbinders stamp edge dies and use them too.  HERE is a card I used a larger stamp square from the nestabilities set on… cool.

The alphabet die set I used is from Quickutz called Tangerine.  I googled and found it HERE.  It’s a discontinued set so it surprised me that it showed up!

Couldn’t find the holly punch I used to link up to either… sorry about that.  I own these other two that I linked to below and they will work and look great too!  That’s what I get for grabbing without looking first!

Use your Perfect Paper Layering Tools to create even spaces between your shapes.  Watch the video HERE

I HAVE to tell you about my latest NEW tool!!!  LOVE!  The NEW MINI Martha Stewart SCORE BOARD!  It’s awesome!  The coolest way to make envelopes on the back side!!!  So lightweight and easy to use and scores like a dream and the score tool is WAY better and even hooks on the front!  The price… well… it’s awesome too!  Here’s the description…

MARTHA STEWART CRAFTS-Mini Score Board. Score flawless crisp lines in seconds! Perfect for card makers; it will accommodate papers up to 8 inches wide with scoring grooves spaced at 1/8 inch increments. An easy-to-use guide is printed on the back surface with standard card sizes and grooves for creating matching sized envelopes. It is made of durable melamine and includes a bone folder that clips onto the surface for compact storage. Overall measurements of the board are 9-3/4×7-1/2 inches. Each package contains one scoring board and one bone folder.

So good to be back blogging!  : )  I just mailed off 20 cards to Printworks Friday afternoon!  Wow!  I designed 8 cards for them and then I’m making multiples for store sample boards… so… if you are in Orlando, FL the first weekend of October for the wholesale trade show…check out the first four designs I sent!

Linking up to some challenge blogs…
Challenges 4 Everybody – anything goes
Christmas Card Challenges – photo inspiration (optional)
Squiggles and Giggles – punches and dies

Thanks for stopping by!  I’ve missed being here and emailing!  Have a great week and can’t wait to see what you’re stamping these days!

Stamps and Such…

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Martha Stewart punches…

I was just looking at my blog stats and you know how it is… one place leads to another on the internet!  So glad I found this though!  I have this punch (still unopened). They used it for this paper chain and I love how it looks!  It’s going to have to come out of the package now!

This picture is from HERE.  I doubt that I ever make paper chains but if you click on the link you’ll see how this looks flat and how other punches look too!  Fun!  This site also tells you what size to cut your card-stock.  I see potential for cards!

I wonder if EK Success or Martha Stewart came out with any new punches at CHA?  Such a weakness! lol

I’ll be back on Friday with a Magnolia card for Tilda’s Town!

Our daughter and new grandson are doing well!  Won’t be long and they’ll be home!  YEA!