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Simon Says Stamp Arched Greens and SALE!

Back again today with a NEW stamp from the latest Simon Says Stamp release

I received the rubber stamp Arched Greens to create with.  The center Arch section is removable!

I stamped it all in the MISTI on Canson XL watercolor paper with regular Distress inks.  I inked up the stamp and spritzed it and stamped it.  I used two different greens and the new prize ribbon blue.

It needed some flowers so I got out the NEW Birch Press Design Wispy Blooms Contour Layers die set.  I die cut in the same watercolor paper and smooshed the cuts into Worn Lipstick Distress Ink that I’d spritzed with water.

I die cut the center out with the Memory Box Nested Globes die… it was a little short so I had to use the mat to keep it from cutting the bottom straight line, then readjust the die to lengthen the cut. SSS does have a die set that coordinates with this stamp!

The sentiment is a new poppystamps hot foil plate and die set with several sentiments.  I’ll link it below too.

I’m linking to some challenge blogs…

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge – Anything Goes

Cut It Up Challenge – Out in the Country

Here’s the great sale info!  Check it out!

Thank you for stopping by and for shopping through my blog!  I appreciate it.

Here’s what I used to make this card…

Simon Says Cling Stamps ARCHED GREENS…
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Birch Press Design WISPY BLOOMS…
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Poppy Stamps MODEST GREETINGS 1 Hot…
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Memory Box NESTED GLOBES Craft Dies…
[ SSS ]
Memory Box BERRY RED 6×6 Paper Pack…
[ SSS ]
Canson XL WATERCOLOR PAPER 9×12 140lb…
[ SSS ]
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad RUSTIC…
[ SSS ]
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad PEELED…
[ SSS ]
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad PRIZE…
[ SSS ]
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Couture Creations HOT FOIL AND…
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GLF 014 Spellbinders GOLD Glimmer…
[ SSS ]
Birthday · cards · CAS · copics · Impression Obsession · Memory Box · One Layer Card · rubber stamps · Snowman · Winter

Two Cards…a Birthday and a Snowman!

Hi cardmakers and friends!  It was Tim’s birthday the other day… I made him a card!  He was surprised! lol

This cute little raccoon is old, from Stampendous, the sentiment too.  I searched and didn’t find it anywhere but I thought it was fun enough to share and bring some smiles!

Colored with Copics on Neenah 110# Solar White cardstock.


Then our swap at club Friday was a snowman theme.  I made this…

It’s from a clear stamp set by Impressions Obsession.  I stamped with Ranger Archival Black ink on kraft and colored it with white and blue color pencil.  A Memory Box Postage frame die and a little red heart to jazz it up. Add a heart any time you can. lol

A jolly happy soul!  May love and laughter light your days and warm your heart and home!

Thanks for stopping by!


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

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!

cards · CAS · Christmas · Class · Classes · copics · Fall · rubber stamps · Taylored Expressions

Taylored Expressions Bushel of Blessings and Stamp Joy!


It was so fun to get in some Copic coloring again! I used to color all the time but then… dies happened! lol

The September Release is full of beautiful and fun products for Autumn.

The Bushel of Blessings stamp set has a coordinating die set which I used here and the sentiment is from the set too.  I stamped with Versamark ink and heat embossed it with Gold embossing powder. Four beautiful sentiments and three gorgeous pumpkin images in the set.

Fabulous for getting us in the Fall spirit!

I wanted to share that I will be teaching at TE’s Stamp Joy again this year! yay!  If you haven’t signed up yet…we’d LOVE to have you come!




Here’s a little blurb about my class…so festive and fun!

Get a jump on your holidays with this very merry class where you will create four charming Christmas cards. Join designer Pam Sparks for a joyful journey through the winter wonderlands she will help you craft using our bestselling holiday stamps, tools, and dies.

This class is offered during the Morning Session (9:30-11:30am) and Afternoon Session (1:30-3:30pm).

Thanks for stopping by today!  Scroll down for a step by step video on the poppystamps Hour Glass Shaker Card.

I will be teaching two card classes on October 22nd at Scrapmania in Cedar Rapids too!  With the new Oct. TE release!

TTUL!  I have to go make some more cards! lol

Birthday · cards · CAS · copics · Die Piecing · Masculine · rubber stamps · Summer · Taylored Expressions

All Aboard Card! Taylored Expressions Retired SALE…


Taylored Expressions is bidding a fond farewell to over 200 products as we retire some of our favorite items with an amazing SALE. Choose from a variety of stamps and dies at up to 80% off retail price — but hurry, once they’re gone, they’re gone forever! Check out the graphic above to see how you can earn an even greater discount off the sale price and then visit the SALE HERE to start shopping! Additional discounts expire July 17th.

I’m sharing a card today that I made with two retiring stamp sets and one of the retiring dies…

Pam Sparks All Aboard 7.7.2016

I had so much fun coloring up this adorable train from the All Aboard stamp set! I colored with Copic Sketch Markers and hand cut all the pieces. TIP: I like to cut the images out before I color so there aren’t any white edges left after coloring. I accented here and there with the Extra Fine Point White Sharpie Pen. 

Pam Sparks All Aboard 7.7.2016 Close

For the background I die cut one of the Build a Scene Rolling Clouds in white cardstock and layered it on an A2 white card-base. Using the MISTI stamping tool, I stamped the words choo choo from the All Aboard set with TE Premium Dye Granny Smith Ink and the words under the track from the Loads of Fun stamp set with TE Premium Hybrid Oreo ink. 

Pam Sparks All Aboard 2 - 7.7.2016

I added the cloud layer to the card-base with a piece of thin white craft foam, glued the track directly to the card and mounted the train pieces with foam mounting squares.

A super fun and cute birthday card!

My second card for today is very CAS (clean and simple) but I loved it. An encouragement card for sure! This time of year with it being so hot, it could even be a card to encourage a friend to keep drinking water! lol

Pam Sparks Keep Chuggin 7.7.2016

I die cut the Train Track Border die in white and colored it to look like wood. The top track pieces are cut in silver metallic cardstock and glued on top. I stamped the sentiments from the All Aboard set with TE Premium Hybrid Oreo ink and the MISTI stamping tool. 

Linking up to…

Addicted To Stamps and More Challenge – Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by today!  My cards will be on the TE blog  today too!

Be sure to click over to the SALE!

Links to the products I used in the Taylored Expressions Webstore…

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.


Birthday · cards · rubber stamps · Taylored Expressions

Taylored Expressions Fresh Florals and Garden Party…

Pam Sparks Fresh Florals 2

Hi everyone! I have another card for the Taylored Expressions June release. I love how this one turned out.  The pretty new Garden Party embossing folder was the perfect backdrop for the new Fresh Florals stamp set and coordinating die set.

Wow, it showcases the new TE Premium Dye Ink pads too!

Pam Sparks Fresh Florals 2 Close

I used the Frame in Frame Cutting Plate for the center sentiment…such a fun font!

I stamped flowers to my hearts content and die cut away.  I have a stash for making more of this card.  yay!

Thanks for stopping by…you can almost smell the flowers, right?! hehe

Links to products I used in the TE webstore…

Birthday · cards · copics · Die Piecing · rubber stamps · Taylored Expressions

Have you heard the news? Read all about it…

So exciting!!! This weekTaylored Expressions is launching their NEW line of  Premium Ink Pads!  YES! The ink pads match 12 of the 29 colors of TE Premium 100# Cardstock! They are made in the USA…love that! The initial launch includes 10 Dye inks that are fast-drying, acid-free and have superior coverage and 2 Hybrid inks that are fast-drying, acid-free, have superior coverage, waterproof for watercoloring AND compatible with alcohol markers.  Awesome! I love them!

Pam Sparks Oops a Daisy

I chose the TE Oops a daisy stamp set to show off the New inks. I stamped the solid layer of the daisies with the NEW Premium Dye inks, Candy Corn, Lollipop and Jelly Donut. Then stamped the outline layer in Oreo Premium Hybrid ink and added in some shading with the matching Copic markers. I thought it’d be fun to show how well the Copics matched.  I cut them out and cut between a few of the petals so they would bend up a bit..

I stamped the daisies on TE Premium Sugar Cube White cardstock. I used the MISTI and the stampamajig imaging sheet for positioning the outline stamped image over the solid stamped image. So pretty… I am so happy with this card… I just love how the daisies stamped up with this ink!

Pam Sparks Oops a Daisy Close

I stamped the solid layer leaves in the NEW Granny Smith Premium Dye ink and the outline layer leaves in the NEW Peapod Premium Dye ink.

For the 3 stems, I stamped the stem stamp three times with Granny Smith ink, right side up, one upside down to get the curve right and then straightened the stamp to stamp the center stem.

I stamped the sentiment with the New Premium Hybrid Chocolate Truffle ink. I just love all the colors and the color names too!

I added three of the NEW Doodlebug Matte Sprinkles, also available in the TE webstore.


My next card uses the same stamp set…

Pam Sparks Oops a Daisy Ink Release 2

For this card I just used the solid image with the NEW inks.  This daisy comes with an outline stamp to coordinate with it but I didn’t use it here. There is a die set to match this stamp set also.

For my card, using the MISTI stamping tool, I inked up the parts of the stamp separately, that way I could clean away color before I stamped. I used ink daubers to ink the stamp! If you haven’t heard of them, they are little sponge things on a plastic case that fit on your index finger. I used the NEW Cherry Pop, Granny Smith and Peapod Premium Dye inks and the Oreo and Chocolate Truffle Premium Hybrid inks.

I die cut three of the TE Stitched Banner Stacklets, one in Sugar Cube, one in Chocolate Truffle and one in Cookie Monster TE Premium Cardstocks.

I wanted to try ink blending with the new inks, so on the Sugar Cube stamped banner, I edged it with the NEW Salt Water Taffy Premium Dye ink and the mini ink blending tool… oh, I snuck on a little of the NEW Cookie Monster Premium Dye ink on the very edges too. lol

TE has a free Color Chart download available HEREThe new ink colors at this time are, Cherry Pop, Lollipop, Strawberry Milkshake, Candy Corn, Lemon Meringue, Peapod, Granny Smith, Salt Water Taffy, Cookie Monster, Jelly Donut in the Premium Dye ink pads and Orea and Chocolate Truffle in the Premium Hybrid ink pads. The chart shows the matching Copic color numbers and the matching TE Premium cardstock name.

Taylored Expressions Premium Inks are available now and you can only find them at the TE webstore. Plus, check out the two ‘I Want It All’ special offers  to celebrate the arrival of our newest product!


You will want to visit the Taylored Expressions blog too! The ink launch started Tuesday. You can comment for a chance to win full size ink pads and refills in 6 colors of your choice each day!!!  There is a video from Taylor all about the new ink pads HERE and lots of inspiration from the other TE Creative Team Designers. So many wonderful stamps, dies and ideas!

Linking my 2nd card to some challenges…

CASology – cue card CAS   Week 200 - CAS

CAS-ual Fridays – Florals1934710_1104451646245651_2921136297696195533_n

Wow! Thanks for stopping by today…enjoy the fun and the NEW ink!

Supplies for my first card…

Supplies for my second card…

Birthday · cards · Die Piecing · Masculine · rubber stamps · Taylored Expressions · Watercolor

It’s a Dad’s Life, Taylored Expressions…

Pam Sparks Keep On Truckin'

Hi and happy June 1st already! I have a couple cards to share today using the latest Taylored Expressions release.

I used the Block Party Dad die in a little different way. I didn’t die cut it, I embossed it by running it through the Big Shot with the Spellbinders tan embossing mat and then inked it all over with Distress ink and the ink blending tool.

I die cut the Wispy Grass Border die, the  Build a Scene – on the road die, the NEW On the Road – Truck die and the Little Bits – Lawn Mower die. Layered them up to make the scene.

Pam Sparks Truckin'

I die cut the truck window in vellum…stamped the sentiment from the NEW stamp set Keep on Truckin’ on white card-stock and edged it with Salty Ocean Distress ink and the ink blending tool.

One more Dad card…

Pam Sparks Best Dad 2

Here I made a watercolor piece with the Block Party – DAD die cut embossed and then masked off. I spritzed the WC panel with water and used the Ken Oliver Color Burst powders…it kinda looked ‘earthy’ in the end so I used the NEW the World is Waiting die set and the NEW Best in the World stamp set.

Pam Sparks best Dad

I’m still not sure about this card… if it’s ‘blog worthy’ or not! lol In the end, I decided to post it because I had the truck card too. hehe  It kinda grew on me!

Thanks for stopping by today! ‘preciate it so much and it’s always good to hear from you! I’m sure a lot of you have busy Summers planned!

Taylored Expressions products I used…

cards · Christmas · Die Piecing · Memory Box · Poppystamps · rubber stamps · Simon Says Stamp · Techniques · Winter

Merry Monday Christmas Challenge…

Pam Sparks SSS kraft snowflakes

Hello stamping friends! So many fun challenges right now.  I just had to jump in for the Merry Monday Christmas Challenge this week, woodgrain, kraft and white. YES! I have to admit, it was hard not to use red and black too though! lol

I’m also linking to…

Happy Little Stampers new challenge – Anything Goes with Dies

SSSflickrchallenge – Anything Goes 

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge – Emboss it

Craft Stamper, Take it Make it Challenge – Anything Goes

I used SSS dies and stamps on this one with the exception of the woodgrain being from Lawn Fawn and the banner from MFT.  I will put links below if you want to know the exact products.

I stamped with the MISTI on the banner and embossed with Versamark and detail white embossing powder.  I did use the anti static powder first too…that especially helps with the fine, detail powders.

I edged everything with Gathered Twigs Distress ink and the mini ink blending tool.

Pam Sparks SSS kraft snowflakes Close


I have a second card too!  This was actually the first card I made for the challenge. lol I couldn’t stop with just one!

Pam Sparks MB kraft snowflakes

Here I used Memory Box and poppystamps dies.  I inlaid the circle snowflake die and the center hanging snowflake dies.  So, I’m linking up to a couple challenges for inlaying and also…

Merry Monday Christmas Challenge – woodgrain, kraft and white

AAA Cards Challenge – Inlaid die cutting

Happy Little Stampers CAS Challenge – Inlaid die cutting

Pam Sparks MB kraft snowflakes Close

Both of my cards today are A2 size and top folding. I added some glitter domes and clear sequins to bling it up a little.

Thanks for stopping by today! Can’t believe it’s Friday already! Time flies when you’re makin’ cards! hehe

Products I used…


Birthday · cards · Distress Ink coloring · Memory Box · Poppystamps · rubber stamps · Spring · Watercolor

Memory Box, poppystamps, Quiet Bird Sash two ways…

Pam Sparks Quiet Bird Sash Flat

Hello! Have you seen the new dies from poppystamps called sashes.  This one stays connected to the card piece on both ends of the branch when you die cut it. Then you slide another piece, in this case the largest Memory Box Stitched Rectangle, under the die cut branch and bird. HERE are the other new sash dies.

Pam Sparks Quiet Bird Sash Fawn

I die cut everything in watercolor paper and watercolored with distress inks and a water brush.  I smooshed the stamp pad on my craft mat, picked up the ink with the water brush and painted. Salty Ocean, Mowed Lawn, Forest Moss, Gathered Twigs, Ripe Persimmon, Rusty Hinge and Dusty Concord ink pads and/or reinkers.

I edged the fawn with Gathered Twigs Distress ink and the mini ink blending tool.

Pam Sparks Quiet Bird Sash Close 2

The sentiment is from Memory Box (inked with Versafine Black Onyx ink)  and so is the Wildflower Landscape die.

The Quiet Bird Sash and Woodlawn Fawn are from poppystamps.

There’s a little ‘dew’ in the air.. hehe. Distress ink spatters and some White Linen spray that I unscrewed and hit the cap with my finger to get some white spatters.

Here’s another version… a quick ‘just a note’ from the sweet birdie!

Pam Sparks Quiet Bird Sash Teal5

a little closer so you can see how the sash works…

Pam Sparks Quiet Bird Sash Close

I think that’s everything… THANK YOU so much for clicking over! Have fun splashing some ink around!  It’s been raining here and everything is so green!  Gotta love Spring! I better get outside and enjoy the sunshine, I heard it could rain again today! ttul!

Shopping links…click to see the products I used. I was just looking over the tools page at Starlitstudio and it’s amazing all the cool stuff there!  Check out the new Tacky Roller Tool!  YES! 

p.s. I have to tell you, I LOVE how good the stamp shammy cleans off Versafine ink. Just get it wet, ring it out and clean away. No baby wipe fibers on the stamp! Hip Hip hooray!  It cleans other inks too but you know how tough Versafine is… well…not anymore! yay!

cards · Die Piecing · Masculine · Patriotic · rubber stamps · Taylored Expressions

Taylored Expressions May Release Day…

Pam Sparks Lakeside Thurs

Hi everyone! Welcome to my blog post for Taylored Expressions May stamp and die release. My first card today features the NEW Build a Scene Lakeside die set and the NEW Paddle Out stamp set. I stamped the sentiment with the MISTI and Versafine Onyx Black ink. Lots of potential for man cards here!  YAY!

I inlaid some clouds and popped some up from the Little Bits Sun and Clouds die set. I used the Build a Scene Rolling Hills for the grass, die cut from Granny Smith card-stock.

Pam Sparks Thursday (1)

I die cut the scene with the Stitched Rectangle Stacklets and mounted it to a piece of Toffee card-stock. I edged most of the scene pieces with Distress inks and the ink blending tool.

Linking to the Happy Little Stampers challenges – Inlaid Die Cutting

See these products in the TE online store…

Pam Sparks RedWhiteBlue Marching On

When I saw this NEW Marching On die, I knew I HAD to have it!  I’ve always loved the silhouette kids stamps and now dies… swoon. hehe

I die cut it three times in black card-stock, glued them together and then glued them to a Toffee card-base. I die cut the NEW Lakeside Border die and the NEW Americana Script die in Red Pepper, Blue Corn and Sugar Cube card-stock. Glued or taped them together and adhered them to the card.

I embellished the card with some wood veneer stars cuz it’s a celebration!

Pam Sparks Red White Blue Silhouette

See these products in the TE online store…

Thanks for stopping by my blog today! It’s another fabulous release from Taylored Expressions! Click over to the TE blog to see Taylor’s posts and scroll down for links to the other designers posts. You won’t want to miss their inspiration!

Baby · cards · Die Piecing · Felt · rubber stamps · Taylored Expressions

Taylored Expressions NEW dies, felt and stitching!

Pam Sparks April bloomin 3

Hello everyone!  Posting two cards using NEW for April TE products and one using last month’s NEW products.  EEK, time can sure get away from a gal!

I love stitching with Taylored Expressions felt! Wonderful colors and holds up beautifully.  I stitched all this without any die cut holes, except for the four on the button. So fun just to do a running stitch around the petals and leaves and backstitch down the centers of the leaves and flower scallop center.

Pam Sparks April Bloomin 3 Close

Love the pinks against the white embossed Floral Vine background.  TE Lollipop card-stock for the die cut Hello frame.

Links to the products I used for this flower card in the TE online store…


Pam Sparks Sky High Airplane
And…we’re off!  I just love this card! The pilot is so cute with the scarf blowing out behind.  So cute…so fun!  This could easy be a congrats card for graduation, retirement or an encouragement card.
I inked the background with a mini ink blending tool and Salty Ocean Distress ink.  Stamped the sentiment with the MISTI and Versafine Onyx Black ink. Die cut the Flying High die in card-stocks and glued it together.
Links to the products I used for this Airplane card in the TE online store…


Pam Sparks Elephant Parade 2
Time for a parade!  An elephant parade! This die paired with TE’s baby papers and grass die made for a quick and easy ‘welcome baby’ card!  I die cut the elephants 3 times and glued them together…you sure wouldn’t have to, I just like that chipboard thickness ‘look’.
Pam Sparks Elephant Parade Close
So cute…elephants are all the rage these days!
Links to the products I used for this Baby card in the TE online store…

Thanks for stopping by today! I love to share what I’ve been up to and appreciate it so much when you visit!  Hope something inspired you to go make a card!  : ) Thank You!