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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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Simon Says Stamp You Have My Heart release…





Pam Sparks SSS Stitched Hearts Pinks



I was so fortunate to receive a new die from Simon Says Stamp to play with for their December release You Have My HeartToday’s the day to share!  I have two cards…this colorful one, I painted a background with Peerless Watercolors on Canson Montval 90# watercolor paper. Spattered with some white Dylusions spray and black Peerless watercolor.



Pam Sparks SSS Stitched Hearts Pinks Close



I used the SSS Stitched Rectangles to cut the watercolor piece.  Mounted the frame cut directly to the card and popped up the Stitched Heart Collage die cut piece.  Oh before I stuck that piece to the card, I stamped the sentiments from the SSS Sending and Wishing stamp set with the MISTI  and Versafine Onyx Black ink.



Pam Sparks SSS Stitched Hearts Pinks Inside



I couldn’t just throw the die cut hearts away!  NO!  I glued them inside! 😀




My second card is the red/kraft/black ‘thing’ that I always seem to find myself doing! lol



Pam Sparks SSS Stitched Hearts Kraft



Here I used the SSS Sending and Wishing stamp set and the Sending die with the new Stitched Heart Collage die.  A little strip of Little B Washi and Divine Twine to finish it off.



Pam Sparks SSS Stitched Hearts kraft Close



Very CAS but still fun!

Linking to some challenges…
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge – Just a Pinch
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge – Die Crazy


I still have some Christmas cards coming…time marches on and I’m trying to get everything made that I want to. I’m still addressing cards!  I sure made a lot of Christmas cards this year! lol  A long with shopping for 17 grand kids and stocking stuffers!  Oh what fun!  Where is Santa when you need him! hohoho Actually my husband is really good shopping help!  YAY!


Thanks for stopping in quick! Have a great rest of the week!  eek! 😀


The supplies I used on these two cards…


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Freshly Made Sketches #200 – A Celebration…


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I made two cards for the Freshly Made Sketches Challenge #200 yesterday… here’s the sketch, I turned it horizontal on both of my cards and the twist is to keep your project clean-lined and fresh!



Here’s hoping I succeeded! : )  Lots of great prizes from great sponsors for the celebration!

A close up photo of the poinsettia…





My 2nd card for the challenge…using Peerless Watercolors for the presents.




The Border die is from Taylored Expressions and the sentiment is from Winnie and Walter. At first I just thought of this border die for birthdays but I really like it for Christmas too!




and a close up photo…I did use the MISTI to stamp the merry Christmas.




Thanks for the fun challenge ladies…tons of ppl linking up, so if you have some time, check out all the inspiration over there!

Thanks again stamping friends for coming over to see what I’ve been up to!  ‘preciate it! TTUL!

Supplies I used for the cards…


Peerless WC · Watercolor

Peerless Watercolor Palette…


Do you have the Peerless Watercolor Sheets for watercoloring? I purchased some years ago when they were all the rage but never used them! I know…crazy! Now that they are popular again, I started using them. I had to figure out some way to use them so they weren’t just scattered all over the place but yet I didn’t want something 8.5 x 11 size or larger taking up so much space on my desk either.

So I came up with this…


Pam Sparks Peerless Palette Cover


I know, it’s ugly! lol  Now I’m thinking I should’ve taken the time to cut some watercolor paper and painted it to cover the chipboard!  Especially since it bends when I flip through it! lol


Here’s what I did…take the 9 pocket ATC/playing card size protector sheet and cut it into three strips.




Just showing two of the strips in this photo because I had to use one in my palette.  I used 5 full sheets, cut in strips, plus one more strip.  There are a few empty pockets but that’s ok, I put a piece of 2.5 x 3.5  cardstock in those and if I need to mix some colors, I can mix on top of that pocket.




I cut strips of watercolor paper, 2.5 x .5, painted with the color that’s in that pocket and taped it to the top of the pocket with ATG tape.




Then I cut the Peerless WC sheet with the name of the color on the back, the size of the pocket and slipped it in the pocket for later. Some of the colors you can see the name between the watercolor sample and the paint piece.  The remaining piece, that you will use to paint with, I taped with ATG tape again, on all four sides, to the front,outside of the pocket.




The Peerless colors are fabulous!  So pretty… I love them!




Time to get out the old Bind it All!  I punched each of the strips.  It works the best to put a piece of paper in with the sheet protector when you’re punching. (the holes look kinda rough but it works fine anyway) I had my pockets all full before I punched too… helps to have the strips stabilized.

Then after punching, cut the covers out of chipboard, a little larger than the size of the strip, punch and bind with 3/4 inch owires!   It was somewhat time consuming but it will be SO much easier to use these paints now and save time in the long run.

Birch Press Design is carrying Peerless (a division of Memory Box) and Simon Says Stamp has them too!


Simon Says Stamp has a sale going on too! 



Thanks for stopping by!  I have two cards to post so I’ll be baaack!  I just thought this should be a separate post. Happy Saturday and coloring to you!