cards · Christmas · copics · Die Piecing · Penny Black · Winter · Wreath Building

Penny Black Nature’s Gifts Joyful Wreath Card…

How’s it going out there in cardmaker land?  I keep seeing the piles of Christmas stuff I want to use and trying not to panic!  I’ve been playing with this stamp set off and on, trying the pine branch in the set with my homemade wreath builder template.

I was SO excited when I landed on the placement that resulted in this! I took a picture to show you how I placed it. This is the stamp I used from a Penny Black stamp set, I’ll link it up at the bottom of my post. Isn’t that crazy! Love it! (I think I might make the wreath a smidge larger next try)

I used Lawn Fawn’s Noble Fir ink pad to ink it up each turn.  So simple!

Then I die cut the holly in white cardstock and colored it with Copics and the centers with sparkle red Nuvo drops.

I die cut the word JOYful from gold glitter card-stock and glued it flat to the card.

The white panel I stamped the wreath on is 4 ¼ inch square.  I matted it with a dark green cardstock and then onto a 4 ¾ inch red glitter cardstock square. It will fit into an A7 envelope for sure, so no extra postage. The holly is glued in the center so the leaves still are up a little but they lay completely flat.

Now to try to incorporate the pine cone from the stamp set on to a wreath!  😀

I’m linking my card to some challenges…

Penny Black and More – Traditional Christmas Colors  (my wreath, main image, is stamped)

Penny Black Saturday Challenge – Winter or Christmas

Crazy 4 Challenges – It’s a Tree-mendous Time of Year  (pine branches)

As You See It Challenge  – Wreath

Stamping Sensations – Winter Sparkle (wreath is stamped)

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you’re making festive cards or crafting away at something! Have fun!

Save with this code at Simon Says Stamp YAY225  AND there’s this promotion going on right now!  How fun is this?!  *** While Supplies Last though…

Here’s what I used to make this…

Penny Black Clear Stamps NATURE’S…
[ SSS ]
Penny Black CHRISTMAS BOW Thin Metal…
[ SSS | STR | SBC ]
Penny Black JOYFUL WINTER Thin Metal…
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Nuvo Glitter Drops – Ruby Slippers
[ STR | SBC ]
American Crafts Glitter Cardstock – Gold
[ STR ]
American Crafts Glitter Cardstock -…
[ STR ]
Neenah Classic Crest 110 LB SMOOTH…
[ SSS | HLM ]
Copic Sketch Markers
[ BLIC | SSS ]
Sizzix – Big Shot Machine – White and…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Sizzix – Big Shot Plus Machine -…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Sizzix – Big Shot Express Machine…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Sizzix – Big Shot Accessory – Tool…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Sizzix Cutting Pads – standard
[ STR | SBC | SSS ]
Sizzix On the Edge Cutting Pads -…
[ STR | SSS | SBC ]
Sizzix Big Shot Plus CUTTING PADS…
[ SSS ]
Sizzix – Accessory – Cutting Pad,…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Sizzix – Extended Magnetic Platform…
[ SBC ]
Sizzix – Accessory – Magnetic…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Sizzix – Big Shot Plus – Accessory -…
[ SBC ]
Tool Basics Flush Cutters – 5 inch…
[ STR | SSS ]
[ SSS ]
Retractable Paper Piercer / Pick -…
[ STR | HLM | SSS ]
Crystal Katana – placement tool by…
[ STR | SSS ]
Hallmark Scrapbook – TEFLON BONE FOLDER
[ HLM | SSS ]
EK Success – EK Tools – Small…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Tonic Studios Tim Holtz 8.5 Inch…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Tonic Studios – Tim Holtz – 12.25…
[ SBC | SSS ]
[ SSS ]
Lawn Fawn Stamp Shammy
[ STR | SBC | HLM ]
Mini MISTI – Most Incredible Stamp…
[ SBC | SSS | HLM ]
MISTI Stamping Tool – The Most…
[ SBC | SSS | HLM ]
Simon Says Accessories MISTI GRID…
[ SSS ]
[ SSS | HLM ]
We R Memory Keepers – Basic Tools -…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Scor-Pal – Scor-Pal Eighths Measuring…
[ SBC ]
Scor-Pal MINI SCOR-BUDDY Scoring…
[ SSS | JGG ]
Scotch ATG – Adhesive Applicator Gun…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Scotch Adhesive Refill for Pink ATG…
[ SBC ]
Ultrafine Tip Applicator Bottles 20ml…
[ STR | SSS ]
Lineco Neutral pH Adhesive – 4oz
[ STR | BLIC ]
Mono Multi Liquid Glue
[ SBC | STR | SSS | HLM | BLIC ]
adhesive pick-up square
[ STR | SBC ]
Scotch 3/4 inch Double-Sided Foam…
[ STR | SSS ]
Foam Mounting Tape – Scotch – 12.5 feet
[ STR ]
Avery Elle Stamp & Die Storage…
[ STR | SSS | HLM ]
Tonic 14×14 inch Easy Clean Craft…
[ STR | SSS ]



cards · Christmas · Memory Box · Penny Black · Poppystamps · Shopping · Sizzix · Winter

Simon Says Stamp Free Stamp set with purchase!!! and a Memory Box Hutton Wreath Card

Good Morning Cardmakers and Friends!  Some super good shopping news JUST FOR TODAY!  Spend $50 or more and get free USA shipping at Simon Says Stamp today!  Use the code SBS842

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Now for a card…this is the card I had the gals make at our yearly Stamp Club Christmas party last Friday.

Very traditional… I used two embossing folders, the 3D texture fades Lumber for the Stitched Circle under the wreath and a Richard Garay folder Lumberjack. It’s not in stock at the link I posted below but hopefully they’ll get more?!

The festive Memory Box Hutton Wreath with some gold glittery stickles on the berries…the sentiment is from Penny Black’s Christmas Sentiments clear stamp set.

The poinsettia is from Memory Box Poinsettia Blooms die set and the smallest holly dies from poppystamps Holiday Holly die set.

The banner die is from a My Favorite Things Blueprint set.

Thank you for stopping by today!  Hope you have a relaxing, thankful day and weekend!

[ SSS | STR ]
holiday holly
[ STR ]
Penny Black Clear Stamps CHRISTMAS…
[ SSS | STR | SBC | HLM ]
Spellbinders – Lumberjack Days…
[ SBC ]
Tim Holtz Sizzix LUMBER 3D Texture…
[ SSS | SBC ]
Memory Box – 94008 Hutton Wreath…
[ STR ]
Ranger Stickles GOLD DUST Glitter…
[ SSS | STR ]

Birthday · cards · copics · Memory Box · Penny Black

Penny Black Flower Cascade and Memory Box Happy Birthday Friendship Script…


Hello!!!  It’s about time I got a blog post written! Our middle daughter’s birthday was Friday and this was her birthday card… I sat down and colored for a change!

This beautiful image is from Penny Black, Flower Cascade.  I purchased it from  It’s out of stock now but Cindy has a ton of other gorgeous Penny Black stamps to stamp and color!  An amazing and I mean AMAZING Penny Black sale HERE and FABULOUS new releases HERE and HERE with great prices!  It’s out of stock at Simon Says Stamp too. ugh. Hopefully you can find it at your local stamp store if you’re fortunate to have one!

HERE’s another store with Penny Black and a sale going on right now too!

2107_slider-hobby-month-march-2017 is celebrating National Craft Month with a store-wide sale! For 3 days only, take an EXTRA 10% OFF EVERYTHING in the store. Many items are already on sale, so your final prices in the shopping cart will be 10% to 80% OFF. Use coupon CRAFTYDEAL at checkout. Coupon expires on March 8th, 2017 at midnight MST. *Only one coupon code per order. Offer excludes gift certificates.  (they have the best price on the big shot HERE – my favorite die cutting machine!)

Back to the card…hehe

I colored with Copic Sketch Markers…the pinks are RV00 and the R80s.


The Happy Birthday die is NEW from Memory Box…I love it!  So pretty.  You can find it HERE at  Cindy has the newest release in stock too!  yay!  I don’t have any of them yet but they’re neat.

Linking my birthday card to some challenges…

Penny Black and More – Anything Goes

Seize the Birthday – Birthday theme

Addicted to Stamps and More – Anything Goes

Scrapyland Challenge – Anything Goes with dies they sell (I used Memory Box)

Stamping Sensations – Close to Nature

Cards and More Challenge #9 – Anything Goes with Flowers

I’ve been making Easter cards for Memory Box and poppystamps and hopefully they’ll show up soon on those sites or on the QR code pkg thing.  Have you noticed that?  Download a QR reader app on your phone and when you scan the code on the envelope a sample card will come up. The Valentine ones do now anyway.  Just keep checking back.

Camera update…I’m loving it!  whew!  Such a big investment and you just have to bite the bullet and do it.  I took pictures at our family birthday party with it Saturday night and was pleased with people pictures too! Double whew! lol

It’s good to be back here sharing with you! I truly can’t believe it’s already March, can you?!  Thanks for stopping by!

cards · Christmas · copics · Penny Black

Penny Black and Day 2 of the 30 days of coloring challenge…


Hi everyone!  I tried a different card-stock for coloring today. hmmm… can you say splotchy?! grrr  Then it’s dark for taking pics here on this rainy, dreary day, but I am not defeated! lol  iPhone pictures for you today! lol

I figure in 30 days of coloring, might as well try new things while I’m at it! hehe  I am out of practice though!  I forgot to color her cheeks!


Also linking to…

Merry Monday Christmas Challenge – How will you decorate your door?

Penny Black’s Mimi decorating the door is my cute image today… I just love Mimi…reminds me of my red headed Granddaughters!  Although their hair is a much prettier color than I came up with for Mimi!  I enjoyed coloring her though and maybe for tomorrow I will color a flower! lol


Penny Black word dies cut in American Crafts Glitter card-stock…

Copic colors I used…the lighter green colors on the wreath are Yg17 and 25, darker are G05 ,07, 19, the red T3, R27, 89, the door trim E43, 44, 47, the door BG72, 75 (yuk) lol  Almost forgot her hair!  YR23, E97, E08. and her face!  E000, 00, 21, 11, 13.

White gel pen for her socks, mittens, hat, cheeks and snow.

Tumbled Glass Distress ink blended background, MFT stitched and scallop rectangles and that little holly is left over from yesterday’s card.  The Purr-fect Holidays stamp and die sets from poppystamps.

I wish I had some holly bushes…next year I need to get a green thumb somehow.  I want some peony bushes, some hydrangeas and some holly bushes!  The first time in my life I’ve ever wanted bushes! lol

Thanks again for stopping by!  Hope Mimi made you smile!

THIS is BIG!  Cindy at has a lot of Penny Black on sale!  BIG SALE!  Check it out!   HERE! 

Shopping links to the products I used today…

cards · CAS · copics · Die Piecing · Easter · Penny Black · Simon Says Stamp · Spring

Penny Black Easter Bunny Mimi…

Pam Sparks PB Mimi Bunny Easter

Happy Easter weekend everyone! I have a cute card to share and then for the real reason for Easter, a video to share…they’ll both make you smile and celebrate!

Mimi is from the Mimi and Miles clear stamp set from Penny Black.  I stamped her Hammermill Color Copy Cover card-stock with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored her with Copic Sketch Markers.

The sentiment is from Printworks Collection and inked with Versafine Onyx Black ink.

Both images were stamped with the MISTI stamping tool.

Pam Sparks PB Mimi Bunny Easter Close

I die cut the stamped panel with the Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles dies.

Very basic A2 size card but she’s so cute she stole the show and didn’t need any embellishing IMO!  lol

and here’s the video I wanted to share… super cute kids with the Easter story. This little gal is like a real life Mimi!


Thanks for the visit today!

Supplies I used to create this Mimi card…

cards · Christmas · Penny Black · rubber stamps · Watercolor · Winter

Penny Black Brush Pines…


Pam Sparks PB Brush Pines



Penny Black stamps and dies put me in a festive mood! I had fun inking up this brush art style stamp…I used the MISTI for stamping…some watercolor markers and stamp pads.  Next time I need to try the Zig Clean Color Paint markers!  I didn’t think of that ’til now!

The sentiment is embossed in gold detail powder and is from the Believe Transparent stamp set.

In this next pictures you can really see the Tim Holtz Jingle Bell brad!  I LOVE these! I did poke holes in the watercolor paper first for the prongs.  I used Canson Montval 140# this time.



Pam Sparks PB Brush Pines Bell Close



The snow is Stampendous Frantage Chunky Embossing Enamel.  Another reason why the heavy watercolor paper was better this time.  You lightly sprinkle on the chunks and heat from the underside.  Years ago we used to heat up an old electric frying pan and lay the card in it to heat UTEE.  That would be easier to keep the chunks in place for sure!  Be careful you don’t get too much… you can see I kinda did on the left pinecone.


Pam Sparks PB Brush Pines Close


A pretty stamped card…the bell brad might be a little too much for Uncle Sam’s mail machines though. ugh.

Oh the twine is one of Lawn Fawn’s, sparkle green.  love it!

I inked the edges with Broken China Distress ink and the ink blending tool.


Sharing my card on the following challenge blogs…
Penny Black and More – Anything Christmas
Craft Stamper Magazine – Take a Stamp/Anything Goes
Stamp Ink Paper Challenge – CAS Christmas
Addicted To Stamps – Clean and Simple
Stamping Sensations – Festive Flowers and Foliage


THANKS for stopping by again!  I am so excited to ‘make’ Christmas! I’m hoping to post a lot cuz I love to share and  I miss hearing from you if I don’t post! lol Enjoy the pretty weekend!


Shopping links to what I used on this card…