cards · CAS · Christmas · Embossing Folders · Memory Box · Printworks · Winter

Memory Box Snowy Forest 3D Embossing Folder…

I have two cards to share with you after playing around with this folder a couple days.  It’s very pretty!  I will show you the sparkly pics I took with my phone first! 😀

I inked the raised sky side with teal ink on this first one…after embossing I sprayed both cards with Sparkle spray.  Can you say shimmery?!

This one I inked with brown first, then green on the side where the trees are raised.  Pretty cool… it’s tricky keeping the ink off where you don’t want it but what I finally ended up doing was using a white Posca pen over the ink marks, letting it dry before I sprayed it with Sparkle spray and then the vellum heat embossed gold sentiment over the top… disguised and pretty!

Here’s some more pictures…I took too many…lol

Weird how the color changes laying down… same exact location as the standing up pictures!

Truly CAS cards after getting the hang of what you want the result to be.  It just dawned on me that I didn’t make a plain ole white one!  Oh… I will have to do that! Sprayed with Sparkle or Frost spray, it’ll be gorgeous!  YAY!  Easier yet! haha

Thanks so much for stopping by.  I feel like a fish out of water here.  Not keeping up with anything.  My heart is with all my friends out there and know I think about you and I am emailing you in my head and so thankful for you all!  Back to shopping… it’s fun this year…our older grands have ideas so it’s serious shopping and challenging!  More education for grandma and grandpa! lol


Here’s some links to what I used to make these two Winter wonderland cards!

Memory Box – EF1010 Snowy Forest 3D…
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Poppystamps – CL497 Joyous Christmas…
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TE Liquid Watercolor – Shimmer
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Tsukineko SPARKLE Sheer Shimmer…
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Tsukineko SPARKLE REFILL Sheer…
[ SSS ] – Glitter Brush Marker…
[ SBC ] – Glitter Brush Marker…
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Memento GUM DROPS 12 Dew Drop Ink…
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cards · Printworks · Watercolor · Winter

Printworks Collection LE Snowman Sweet Jill, new release and free shipping!

Hi everyone!  We’re warm here today…talk about extremes in Iowa…we have that with temperatures for sure!  The snow ppl population would all be extinct here this week! lol

Fortunately Printworks has tons of snowmen for us to stamp and color!  AND a special running right now (through the 28th) with free shipping when you order $30 or more!  BE SURE to use code “PAM5” in the comment section of your order for 5% off.

Here’s some more pictures of Sweet Jill

I stamped her with Ranger Archival Black ink and watercolored her with Prima Tropical watercolor set.  I only have one of these sets but what fun colors!

A poppystamps snowflake die cut in white and painted with the same paints. A hot pink Doodlebug Sprinkle enamel dot  and washi tape to finish it off.

On the inside I used the new stamp Warmest Winter Wishes…I meant to take a picture of the inside but I forgot. ugh.  Here’s the stamp image though and I used the other two poppystamps snowflakes from the die set on the inside too.


Fun to get some coloring in today…I keep jumping in on the daily marker 30 day coloring challenge when I can.  Need that colorbook therapy now and then you know! hehe

Linking to some card challenges…

AAA Cards – CAS Game #107 Chilled

Addicted to Stamps and More – Anything Goes

I’ll add some links to products below…thanks for stopping by my old blog today!  ‘preciate it!

JB4840 Limited Edition “Sweet Jill” –…
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E4836 Warmest Winter Wishes –…
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Poppystamps – 1967 Shiny Snowflakes…
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Archival Ink Pad – Jet Black; Ranger
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Prima – Watercolor Confections -…
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Sizzix – Big Shot Machine – White and…
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Arches Watercolor Hot Pressed 20…
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Sizzix – Big Shot Plus Machine -…
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Sizzix – Big Shot Express Machine…
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Sizzix – Big Shot Accessory – Tool…
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Sizzix Cutting Pads – standard
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Sizzix On the Edge Cutting Pads -…
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Sizzix Big Shot Plus CUTTING PADS…
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Sizzix – Accessory – Cutting Pad,…
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Sizzix – Extended Magnetic Platform…
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Sizzix – Accessory – Magnetic…
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Sizzix – Big Shot Plus – Accessory -…
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Retractable Paper Piercer / Pick -…
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Crystal Katana – placement tool by…
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Tonic Studios – Tim Holtz – 8.5 Inch…
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EK Success – EK Tools – Small…
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Lawn Fawn Stamp Shammy
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Mini MISTI – Most Incredible Stamp…
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MISTI Stamping Tool – The Most…
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Simon Says Accessories MISTI GRID…
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Scor-Pal – Scor-Pal Eighths Measuring…
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Scor-Pal MINI SCOR-BUDDY Scoring…
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Scotch ATG – Adhesive Applicator Gun…
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Scotch Adhesive Refill for Pink ATG…
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Ultrafine Tip Applicator Bottles 20ml…
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Lineco Neutral pH Adhesive – 4oz
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Mono Multi Liquid Glue
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adhesive pick-up square
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Scotch 3/4 inch Double-Sided Foam…
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Foam Mounting Tape – Scotch – 12.5 feet
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Scrapbook Adhesives 3D 217 WHITE FOAM…
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Scrapbook Adhesives 3D FOAM SQUARES…
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Scrapbook Adhesives THIN 3D 217 WHITE…
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Scrapbook Adhesives THIN 3D ADHESIVE…
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Avery Elle Stamp & Die Storage…
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Avery Elle Stamp & Die Storage…
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Avery Elle Stamp & Die Storage…
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Doodlebug Sprinkles – Matte Girl…
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cards · Christmas · copics · Lawn Fawn · Memory Box · Printworks · rubber stamps · Snowman · Winter

Cyber Monday at Printworks Collection and Card…

Are you shopping today? Here’s the deal from Printworks!

Free Shipping, Free Gift & 10% off your entire order
(scroll down for a picture of the free gift)
Minimum order $30
(free shipping in domestic US only)

Use promo code CYBERSPECIAL in the discount box when checking out

and here’s one of the cards I’ve made with their awesome stamps!  There’s a new release too!  HERE!  I gotta get these made up!  So FUN!  I always love the Limited Edition snowman.

Printworks has what I used for this card all detailed out on this page of their webstore, HERE

I stamped and colored this Christmas holly several times, cut them out and made a wreath with them.

and on the inside I stamped this wonderful sentiment…

I used a Memory Box Wrapped Stitched Rectangles die (HERE) on the red panel (20% off everyday at SLS) and a Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangle die (HERE) on the green panel. (extra 10% off at today)

I used a Brother Scan and Cut CM350 to cut out the holly and word joy.

ok – here’s the picture of what you get with your $30 order today!   Awesome!


I love this green pattern paper…it’s dots on the back side.  LOVE it!

ok – have fun shopping and I’ll talk to you later!


cards · Christmas · Color Pencil · copics · Poppystamps · Printworks · Snowman · Winter

Printworks Collection Snow-people Cards…

Do you need a holiday invitation?  I love this cute couple called ‘It’s a Date‘ and isn’t the sentiment fun?  You can find all the stamps I used HERE.

The inside with room for all the details…

I colored the image with color pencils and used the poppystamps Scribble Snowflake Circle die, cut in white card-stock. Printworks pattern paper.

This guy is so cute!  He’s called ‘Big Howdy‘!  Just made you laugh, didn’t he?! You can find all the stamps I used, HERE

I stamped him and colored with Copic Sketch Markers and then the inside…

And for even more smiles…I bring you ‘Christmas Joe’!  Such happy snow-people!

Stamped and colored with Copic Sketch Markers again…you’ll find the stamps I used HERE. The background is a snowflake stamp, heat embossed with white embossing powder.

Makes you bust out singing, “let it snow”!  The Let It Snow frame is from poppystamps, you’ll find it HERE and the snow border, also from poppystamps is HERE.

Tis true…tis the season for us card-makers!  Pull out your ‘stuff’, get creating and show and tell!  lol

Thanks for stopping by and remember the code for shopping, 5% off at Printworks.  PAM5.  It’s always in the sidebar for future reference too!

Entering some challenges…

Watercooler Wednesday – All About Christmas (Join us for a Frosty Bite card)

Word Art Wednesday – Anything Goes (Join us for a Frosty Bite card)

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday – Anything Goes (Big Howdy card)

Christmas Card Challenges #24 – Anything Goes (Big Howdy card)

Thank you for all your kind and encouraging comments on my Winter Wonderland Bridge card!!!  I can hardly wait to share my next one!  😀






cards · Christmas · copics · Memory Box · Printworks · rubber stamps

Printworks Collection New Friendship Release …

Hi everyone!  I’ve been making Christmas cards for Printworks!  Now I get to show them to you!  If you want to see them all at once, you can, here, here and hereThere are some of my Thanksgiving cards from years past here.

This cute little kitten is called Morris Kitty… isn’t he cute! The convertible is called Muggles Morris!

Well, I just had to make them up Christmas like!  All kittens carry around mistletoe in a convertible at Christmas don’t they?! hoho  They do on cards anyway!

Such cute sentiments too!

I colored with Copic Sketch Markers.  Shoot me now, I didn’t write the numbers down.  I always think I’ll remember!  What!  I rarely remember. ugh.

I die cut the panel with one of Memory Box Wrapped Stitched Rectangle dies and the kraft panel with one of the Memory Box Basic Rectangle dies.

Funny what you see in pictures and too late!  The cards are already winging their way to be at the convention in California in November.  If you’re going, be sure to stop by the Printworks Collection booth!   Anyway,  I missed coloring the heart in red!  😀

Entering the Craft Stamper Magazine Challenge – anything goes

HLS October Christmas Challenge – anything goes

ABC Christmas Challenge – anything Christmas goes

Thanks for stopping by and hope my card made you smile!

Here’s what I used on my card…use the code PAM5 for 5% off your order at Printworks!

D4830 Morris Kitty – Printworks…
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J4825 Muggles Morris – Printworks…
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G4832 Kitty Words – Printworks…
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From Meow To You – Printworks…
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Memory Box / Open Studio – 30094…
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Memory Box/Open Studio – 30086…
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Tonic Studios – Tim Holtz – 8.5 Inch…
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Versafine – Onyx Black – full-sized…
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VersaFine – Onyx Black – mini ink pad
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Versafine Onyx Black – Reinker
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Memento – Tuxedo Black – full sized pad
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Memento Dew Drop Ink Pad – Tuxedo Black
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Memento Tuxedo Black – reinker
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Lawn Fawn Stamp Shammy
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MISTI Stamping Tool – The Most…
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Mini MISTI – Most Incredible Stamp…
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Simon Says Accessories MISTI GRID…
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Scor-Pal – Scor-Pal Eighths Measuring…
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Martha Stewart SCORING BOARD Score…
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Martha Stewart Mini Score Board; Scoring
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Scotch ATG – Adhesive Applicator Gun…
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Scotch Adhesive Refill for Pink ATG…
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Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue
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adhesive pick-up square
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Foam Mounting Tape – Scotch – 12.5 feet
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EK Success – EK Tools – Small…
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Fiskars – 9 inch Bypass Paper Trimmer
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Avery Elle Stamp & Die Storage…
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Sizzix – Big Shot Accessory – Tool…
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Sizzix – Big Shot Machine – White and…
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cards · CAS · Die Piecing · Distress Ink coloring · Lawn Fawn · Masculine · MFT · Printworks · Shopping · Summer

Addicted To CAS Challenge – One Layer Card…

I’m so excited to be a guest designer over on the Addicted to CAS Challenge blog today! I love CAS, coloring and dies so I really enjoyed this! Thank you for having me ladies!

The challenge this week is One Layer!  I hope you’ll join us!


I decided to make a one layer die cut inlay card using My Favorite Things Beach Scene Builder Die-namics set and Lawn Fawn Outside In Stitched Rectangle Stackables dies.  All the pieces are cut from an A2 size white card-stock panel, inked with Distress ink and the ink blending tools, fit together like a puzzle, taped together on the back and adhered to an A2 card base.


I did go back in with Distress Markers to accent the embossed lines of the Palm Tree die cut.

The sentiment is from Printworks Collection E4730 Escape the Ordinary.  If you love beach images…you have to see what all PW has…lots of fun images and sentiments.  Check out the releases HERE.

The cutie little crab is from Lawn Fawn Palm Trees die set. I die cut two and glued them together at the very tip of it’s claws.  Pretty cute little photo prop! hehe

Linking my card to some other challenges…


CAS on Friday – Exotic

Crazy 4 Challenges – Summer Fun

Stempelgarten Challenge – Summertime

MFT Color Challenge 74

Virginia’s Summer Blog Party – Share your Summer creations

STAMPlorations – CAS vacation

A little SALE info while I’m linking to some of the products I used.  At…
Shop now and take an EXTRA 8% off the entire store. New products and releases are already pouring in! Plus, many items are already on sale! Your final prices in the shopping cart will be 8% to 78% off! Use coupon code AUG8 at checkout. Hurry, this coupon expires Sunday, August 6th at Midnight PST.

While you’re shopping ’til you drop…keep in eye out over on SLS and her clearance category…. but you know…every category at her store is fabulous and great prices all the time!  Yep, she has the new Distress Oxides, the new TH stamp platform and SO MUCH MORE!  Happy Everything to you!  hehe

Thanks for stopping by! I’ll be back soon!










cards · Distress Ink coloring · Poppystamps · Printworks · Watercolor · Winter

Printworks Collection 2016 LE Snowman, Little Rascals…


Could this pair be any cuter?  The ‘snow play‘ sentiment fits the image to a ‘t’!  This is the NEW 2016 Limited Edition Snowman from Printworks Collection.  Part of their latest release which includes more snowmen and wonderful Winter/Snow sentiments. You just can’t get any cuter than Annette’s super cute snowmen!

I stamped the snowflake stamp in the background on Strathmore 140# Mixed Media Card-stock with Versamark ink and heat embossed them with white embossing powder.

Distress ink pads and the ink blending tools blend wonderfully on this Mixed Media card-stock. I blended over the embossed snowflakes with a couple different blues and spattered some blue ink and then white with a paintbrush.

I painted/colored the snowman and pup with a combination of Zig Clean Color Brush Markers and Distress Inks. Stamped on watercolor paper with Ranger Archival Black ink and cut out by hand.

The snow border is a new poppystamps die, Dotted Curve.

Wow, the last few weeks…where did they go?!  I’ve been making cards, just can’t show them! waaahhh   In the meantime, my camera just up and quit one morning!  Did you hear me scream? A new camera was not on my radar! If you know me, you know I like to research and develop so to speak. lol

Yes, I lost sleep! Thanks to a generous husband, a very knowledgeable friend and a great salesman at the camera store I have a new camera and now if the sun would just shine…. hehe   I’ll figure it out!  I have to! lol

Tomorrow is our area stamp club so I’m going to escape from home for a few hours.  I am probably the only person that still hasn’t taken their Christmas tree down.  I knew it wasn’t a good idea to get a fake tree!  Quit laughing at me!  haha  I’ve been very busy! lol

I’ve missed coming here and chatting through comments.  I always appreciate hearing from you and thank you so much to those that sent me Christmas cards!  I LOVED them all!

I’ll be back!

cards · Christmas · Distress Ink coloring · Printworks · Stencils · Watercolor

Printworks Collection Watercolor Poinsettia and new stencil…


Did you know Printworks Collection has stencils now?!  Yes!  They are so cool too…random and fun!  Here I used the new Summer Rain stencil with the Watercolor Poinsettia J2288.  HERE they are in the store…


I heat embossed the poinsettia with gold powder and colored it with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens. To get the shimmer on the petals and leaves, I colored it with a Spectrum glitter brush marker.

I edged the background stenciled piece with Gold Delicata ink and an ink dauber.

The frame is from Taylored Expressions. The sequins are from Pretty Pink Posh, the Christmas collection.

How are you?  Yikes, don’t ask me. lol  I have stuff everywhere.  I keep starting things and then starting something else! HELP!  I wrap presents until I can’t find the right size box so I try to design a tag until I can’t find the right die for what I want to do.  How could I not have the right die you ask?  Well, I wonder the same thing!!! Cards started then stopping for life.  This morning I went to get a hair cut and I forgot to take the little bag of cards that I’d put together to give the gal. So another trip out and about.

I have another birthday card done though!  YAY!  I’ll post it next.

Thanks so much for your sweet comments and encouraging words! I need them! Take care and keep warm and cozy!

P.S.  Order from Printworks today through Friday, December 16th and receive FREE SHIPPING on all orders over $20. No code needed!

oh man!  These snowmen are SO cute and the sentiments!  I NEED them!

Annette has come out with her 2016 Limited Edition Snowman “Little Rascals” and Christmas release! Get them here!
Shop 2016 Limited Edition Snowman – Wood
“Little Rascals” – only available in wood
cards · Color Pencil · Distress Ink coloring · Fall · Printworks · Watercolor

Printworks Collection Fall Cards…


I’m back with two more cards using pieces from that full sheet of leaf watercoloring that I did a couple weeks ago. THIS post tells what I did.

Here I die cut a piece of card-stock with the Memory Box Pinpoint Circle Layers dies, stamped and embossed the new Printworks sentiment, ‘Let our Lives‘ in gold embossing powder and embellished with a poppystamps  Oak Leaf Swirl die cut.

Inside I stamped and heat embossed in gold…the new ‘with warmest thoughts and Best Wishes stamp.


and a close up photo…



For this next card, I cut the piece of leaf background down to fit behind this Avery Elle Pierced Rectangle dies frame that I was able to die cut easily because I haven’t clipped the dies apart yet.

Don’t shoot me. ugh. This poppystamps Maple Leaf isn’t showing up in the stores I usually link to!  So sorry about that. I didn’t realize it was a bit older and didn’t check first. Bummer cuz the little leaf border really worked up fun like this I thought. Hopefully you already own it! hehe (or google it)


On the inside I stamped another new sentiment from Printworks ‘Thankful‘.  I love it, there are places to add a little coloring!

The little 3mm gold pearls I used are HERE.


Both of these cards are A2 size.

I’m linking up to some challenges with these cards…

Scrapyland Challenge #54 – Give Thanks My first card is a winner!  Thank you so much Scrapyland ladies!


The Card Concept #62 – Thanksgiving, Clean and Layered

Die Cuttin Divas #292 – Thanksgiving

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge – Thanks/Thanksgiving – my cards were in the spotlight this week!  Thank you Cathie and Kath! 


Happy Little Stampers – Anything Goes with dies

So fun to share some thanks with you today!  I am thankful and appreciate you stopping by my blog! Talk to you again soon!

Card Sketch · cards · Christmas · Distress Ink coloring · Fall · Masculine · Printworks · rubber stamps · Watercolor

Printworks Collection and Day 6 Calling All Sentiment Stamps…


Hi everyone! Day 6 of the Daily Marker Coloring Challenge and Kathy is wanting to see sentiment stamps!  Well… Printworks is all about the message!


I made a 9×12 piece of watercolor paper with Printworks leaves all over it, embossed in Ranger Queens Gold embossing powder and watercolored with Distress ink refills, Mustard Seed, Spiced Marmalade, Peeled Paint, Crushed Olive and Broken China.  Heidi Swapp Gold spray for the spatters. HERE‘s the stamp images I used…

Linking up to CAS(E) this Sketch… I followed their sketch!

Linking up to The Paper Players Challenge…Count Your blessings/Thankful – my card was the winner! Thank you ladies!


Linking up to the Double D Challenges…Give Thanks


I was hoping to have all 4 finished to post but it’s not looking good cuz the family is wanting to go fishing this afternoon cuz it’s so nice!  Fishing in November in Iowa!  Imagine!  I’m not fishing but I can help, I hope! lol  It’s always fun to watch the kids.

I used some of the new FALL stamps from Printworks on a couple cards last year too… HERE.  Gorgeous sentiments and images for Autumn.

Printworks has a convention in CA next weekend if you’re anywhere close, go! Wish I could be there! hehe  Anyway, here’s a couple sneaks of new images you’ll see there and online soon!


Once again… ALL about the sentiment!  haha  Don’t you just love this!  I do, makes me happy!  I think these two stamps would make adorable gift tags too!  Memory Box ovals HERE and HERE.

Linking my ‘Cool Yule’ card to the Stamping Sensations Challenge – Christmas Greetings and Christmas Card Challenges – Christmas card

top3winnernewgraphic and The Heart Desires Challenge – Mad For Plaid

Linking up to Muse Christmas Visions Challenge…inspiration card (the deer head)


This is Bailey!  Isn’t he the cutest ‘dog elf’ ever?!  The sentiment!!!  Isn’t it fabulous!  Printworks has thee funnest elf sentiments ever! and so much more!  Keep watching the site for the release and GO sign up for the newsletter, HERE,  so you’ll get the email with info and specials!  The tree was new last year.  I used it on a card HERE.

Colored with Zig Clean Color Brush markers and water-brush pen on watercolor paper.

Memory Box Stitched Rectangle Layers HERE.

Linking my Bailey card to the Happy Little Stampers Christmas Challenge – watercolor and Addicted To Stamps Challenge – Holiday

Happy coloring/card making everyone!  Thanks for stopping by and holler if you have a question and I love your comments!  I’ll be back soon!

Birthday · cards · CAS · Lawn Fawn · Memory Box · Printworks · rubber stamps · Summer · Watercolor

Printworks Winston, Peeking Cats and Calories!

Pam Sparks Winston Sunshine

Hi everyone!  I know, I know…I forgot to warn you… get your sunglasses! lol Meet Winston from Printworks Collection, so cute!  I did all the painting here with Zig Clean Color Brush Paint Pens….some distress inks sponged on for the yellow and green.

I also used the new Garden Tulips stamp The Good Earth stamp and Sunshine Flowers stamp.

Pam Sparks Cats

Next up…the adorable Peeking Cats stamp and Friends Are the Sunshine stamp.

Watercolored with Zig Clean Color Brush Paint Pens…a Memory Box Postage Layers Rectangle die and some washi tape a long the bottom of the card.

Pam Sparks Cupcake Calories

You HAVE to love this sentiment!  Isn’t it the cutest?!  This is a new stamp, Calories Fall Out.  Oh, there’s that washi tape again! lol  I used the Large Cupcake stamp and colored with Zig Clean Color Brush Paint Pens and Heart Sprinkles from Doodlebug.

Distress ink background and to get the distressed look to the paper, just pounce a piece of tape around in places and it ages it. A fun pretty much one layer card!

Hope I made you smile!  Thanks so much for stopping by today! ‘preciate it!  TTUL!

P.S.  Stock up on staples and save 20% to 50% on some of the bestselling basics that everyone raves about. Whether you need to re-stock your supplies or try a new staple, this sale is for you! Shop the entire store to grab supplies at everyday low prices. Shop now because these deals expire on July 3rd at midnight PST.


cards · CAS · Distress Ink coloring · MFT · Printworks · rubber stamps · Simon Says Stamp · Spring

Printworks Collection, Here Kitty Kitty…

Pam Sparks Here Kitty Kitty2

Isn’t this an adorable kitty image?  Annette from Printworks has drawn the cutest animals! This one is Here Kitty Kitty.  I stamped on watercolor card-stock and colored with Distress Ink Markers.

So cute!  and I’m not an animal lover at all!

Pam Sparks Here Kitty Kitty Close

A couple dies and sentiment stamp also from Printworks and it was done. Never mind that this was the second attempt. lol  It’s an A2 size card.

Oh, see the white dots on the butterfly?  Well, Linda told me about this Sharpie White Pen so Cindy got them in… so far… I LOVE it!  Thank you Linda and Cindy!!!

I’ll link up what I used below… thanks so much for stopping by!

Supplies I used to make this card…


Birthday · cards · Masking · Printworks · rubber stamps · Shopping · Spring · Watercolor

NEW Printworks Collection…meet Harvy!

Pam Sparks PW Harvy

Hi there! Dogs with personality…that’s what we’ve got here with this release!  SOOOOO CUTE!  This is Harvy…there’s a mini version of him called Harry and some other dogs and cats too!

Over on FB Printworks is showing their card with Winston and a special offer… HERE… Click on the pup and it will open up their latest email newsletter.  Be sure to sign up on the home page of their store site to receive it.  Nicole and Chelsea don’t send them out often so no worries about your inbox getting flooded!

Here’s the release in the store… So, so cute!  Super cute bunnies and sentiments too! I don’t have the Easter stamps yet but I NEED them! lol

The Happy Birthday sentiment is new too.  Stamped in Versafine Black with the Mini MISTI.  LOVE it!

Pam Sparks PW Harvy Close

I colored Harvy and the scene with Zig Clean Color Paint markers… love them I do!  Canson Montval watercolor paper, my favorite for coloring… awesome quality.  I’ll link you up below.  I did mask Harvy to stamp the flowers behind him. They’re new too and oh my, the dirt stamp!  I LOVE the dirt stamp! hehe ok it’s named “The Good Earth”.

I accidentally stamped it in black first but after I stamped it in Rich Cocoa Memento ink a couple times and then ink blended it with Gathered Twigs Distress ink, I was glad for the accident!  Happy surprise!

This is an A2 size card.

Happy stamper here…Thanks for looking today and remember the shopping code for Printworks over in my sidebar!!!

There’s also some other specials at Simon Says Stamp that I wanted to let you know about!  I appreciate it so much that you click from my blog to shop when you can.  I’m an affiliate with SSS,, Blick and Bluemoon. I receive a small percentage when you click from my blog, it doesn’t change the price of the item at all. Your support helps me keep on blogging!  Thank you so much!  😀

Simon Says Stamp… Click the pictures



1_122… click the pictures




Shopping Links to the stamps and products I used to make this card…

cards · Christmas · copics · Memory Box · Printworks · rubber stamps · Snowman · Winter

Printworks 2015 Christmas release stamps…


Pam Sparks Big Bow Bertie



Meet Big Bow Bertie … some serious personality for a snowman!  I love this happy guy!  I mean, how many guys would wear a big festive bow like this?!   I stamped him on Hobby Lobby watercolor paper and colored with Zig Clean Color Brush Paint markers. Spritzed with Pearl spray…



Pam Sparks Big Bow Bertie Close



The happy winter sentiment is from Printworks too.

I used four dies from Memory Box, Modern Tile Background for the window look, Dancing Snowflake Frame and the Small Winter sled.  I die cut the sled from three cardstocks.  Silver for the base, red for the curved guide bar and woodgrain for the slats.  I left the silver whole, trimmed off the red bar, trimmed the woodgrain down and used a silver gel pen between the slats so it’d look like the base showing through. Easy and it looks like one of those Jolee stickers!  The snowflake is from the Wintry Snowflake BundleOh, I did use an ⅛ inch hole punch to put the paper cord through on the red guide bar.




Pam Sparks Fairy Snow Queen



Next –  This delightful creature is this year’s Limited Edition Snowman!  Isn’t she gorgeous?!  Fairy Snow Queen is her name! I softly watercolored her, then painted Frosted Lace Stickles over her.  Heart of Gold Prills on her crown.

The sentiment is new, Magical Winterheat embossed on vellum with Judikins Silver Twinkle embossing powder.  She’s mounted to a piece of American Crafts Glitter cardstock.



Pam Sparks Fairy Snow Queen Close



I think she’ll be a hit with the granddaughters!




Pam Sparks Grinchmas Tree



Last for today… the Grinchmas TreeI love it!  Stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored sloppily with two green Copic sketch markers!  Oh and a couple browns.  Some Heidi Swapp Gold splatters… some more Prills…Minnie Pearls this time.


Some Washi tape… one of the faster cards I’ve ever made!



Pam Sparks Grinchmas Tree Close


So many wonderful stamps in this release and in all the past releases too!  Be sure to check them out at Printworks

Thanks for stopping by!  ttut!

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Printworks NEW halloween…




Isn’t this hilarious!  Printworks always has the best sentiments!  ‘Stomp your feet, down the street, and have a happy Trick or Treat’.  So whimsical and fun!

Adorable halloween stamps… cling stamps HERE!

Wood mount stamps HERE!


Remember to use the code “Pam’s blog” in the comment section of your Printworks order for 5% off!


I used

F4636 Fresh Wrap

G4627 Stomp Your Feet

E4628 Haunted Condos

There are a ton of stamps that would work on the inside too!

I just found this one HERE!  How cute! ‘Keep you guessing’  How fun!




I black embossed the condos, inked with Distress inks, Weathered Wood, Chipped Sapphire and Dusty Concord on Canson 90# coldpress Watercolor paper.  Spattered with Copic white opaque ink and Black H2O watercolor paint.

The Fresh Wrap guy is stamped on Hammermill Color Copy Cover with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored with Copic Sketch markers, the T series and a little purple V15 I think it was.

Glossy Accents on the eyes and condo windows.

A silly wrap job! hahahaha




ok – watch out!  Halloween smooches!!!!  ewwwwww!

I used…

A4647 Spider

C4637 Bugs & Kisses

E4629-R Spider Web

and on the inside (which I forgot to take a picture of, ugh)

C4632 Spooky Icky

D4644 Happy Halloween

and on the back

A4625 Cat Face

I stamped the images in Memento Tuxedo Black on Premium Neenah White Cardstock, colored a little with orange and purple Copics.  YR04 and V15, a little Wink of Stella clear glitter pen and then Glossy Accents again.




Silly but stamped up so cute and CAS!


That’s it for me today!  Always fun to share the whimsy that is Printworks with you!  Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies I used for these cards…